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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 10 October 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 8 Tax collector award Page 9 Civics 101 Page 11 SJC board vacancies Page 12 Natl Merit Semi nalistsPage 14 College essay workshopPage 17 FCMS Happenings Page 19 CISV campPage 20 Helping Hands Page 23 Domestic violence vigilPage 25 Senior NewsLine Page 29 Creeks Krush Page 31 Movie Review Page 33 Faith News Page 36 GardenFest Page 39 High school sports Page 40 Fishing report Page 42 Legion of Valor award Page 43 Golf tournament Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919 It is often argued that schools today do not take enough consideration in the promotion of healthy diets and exercise for their students. Bartram Trail High School, however, has begun to take action on this issue. Since they have always o ered salads and other healthy choices in their lunch selection, administration has recently installed two new healthy Swiss Point Middle School sixth grader, Sophie Araman, demonstrated her prowess upon the wave when she won second place in the White Water 12 and Under division during the 15th annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic on September 7. The competition was held on the south side of the Jacksonville Pier. Araman not only showed o her skills, but demonstrated great perseverance. The completion began for her with a rough morning. Her board snapped in a pre-contest surf before her rst heat. Her little sister Maya The annual Old Settlers Reunion will be held at Alpine Groves Park on October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Step back in time to enjoy Florida life in the Teachers and students get tBartram Trail participates in National Run at School DayBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentMark your calendar and celebrate old-time FloridaDont miss the Old Settlers ReunionSPMS sixth grader wins second place in the Sisters of the Sea surf competitionBy Karl Kennell Granny B at the turn-of-the-century house at Alpine Groves Park. Re-enactors, like Beverly Fleming, will entertain at the annual Old Settlers Reunion.1800s with re-enactors, games, music and presentations at northwest St. Johns Countys beautiful historical park on the banks of the St. Johns River. This annual event is open to the public and free for the entire family. Listen to a description of a picnic on Julington Creek when writer Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Mandarin and view artifacts of the Switzerland area. Learn of the travels of ctional character, Captain Ben Abram, and what boats were like on the rivers at various times. Watch as presenters demonstrate how yarn was made on a spinning wheel, how medicinal herbs were used and what games children played in days gone by.BTHS students and teachers participated in their rst annual National Run at School Daychoice vending machines. Replacing candy bars with granola bars and potato chips with pita chips, kids will now have more options to follow a healthier life style. Last month, Bartram Trail participated in their rst annual National Run at School Day, an event presented by the Road Runners Club of America. This organizations goal is to encourage children to get 30-minutes or more of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. This included a mile run before school, a 50-yard dash during lunch and a seniors versus teachers half-mile race at the end of the day. Prizes were handed out and not only students, but teachers as well were encouraged to participate in these activities throughout the day. LeAnne Rizzo-Hayward, a devoted runner and teacher at Bartram, stated, It wasnt just a way to get the kids active, but to also show them that teachers are getting active as well. It was a successful rst years turn out as students attended the race at the end of the day, while cheering on their friends and teachers. It did not only bring together people and running, but also students and teachers, as the competition was friendly and fun. Another annual running event that Bartram Trail hosts Sophie Araman catches a wave.told her not to worry and gave Sophie Araman her board to use. Araman moved to the next heat with a qualifying second place nish. She came in rst in that heat, clinching a spot in the nals. The Araman sisters traded o the board for the rest of the competition. Aramans perseverance paid o with the overall second place nish in her division at the end of the day. I thought the board snapping was bad luck for my rst surf contest, but I was wrong. It made me work harder and it was so cool to get second place in my division! said Araman. I especially want to thank my little sister Maya, because I couldnt have done it without her support and board. The Araman sisters have BTHS runs at school cont. on pg. 10 Old Settlers Reunion cont. on pg. 7 SPMS surfer cont. on pg. 19

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www.thecreekline.com October 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 Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@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 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2013. Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! The Council on Aging (COA) hosts several support groups for area caregivers in St. Johns County. All caregivers are welcome! Coastal Community Center, located at 180 Marine Street in St. Augustine, has a group which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Also in St. Augustine, at River House, located at 179 Marine Street, a group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For information about either of these groups, please call Paulette at 209-3674. In Ponte Vedra Beach, a group meets at 12:00 noon each Monday at The Players Community Senior Center, located at 175 Landrum Lane. Please call Kimberly at 737-2553 for additional information. Found: Gold and diamond ring found outside Walgreens on State Road 13 and Race Track Road. Please describe it to Walgreens manager Mr. White to claim. Are you hungry for a cure? If so, Relay For Life of Bartram Trail is looking for relayers (tributes) to battle cancer. The date is Saturday, May 10, 2014. Our kick-o party is Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. at River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. For more information, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 or email greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net. You can register your team at www.bartramrelay.com. May the odds be ever in your favor! Cascades World Golf Village residents are hosting their third annual Art and Craft Holiday Show on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cascades Amenities Center in World Golf Village, located at 400 North Legacy Trail. What a perfect opportunity to buy holiday gifts! Residents will o er a huge variety of items including photography, pottery, wood block prints, hand crafted cards, watercolors, acrylics, wood art, ber art, hand bags, quilted items, jewelry, Christmas items, childrens books and more. All are hand made by the residents and some are nationally acclaimed. In many cases this will be the only venue o ering these items, so dont miss out. Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided. One of the best investments you can make in your home is landscaping. Starting October 18, the St. Johns County Extension O ce and Bird Island Park are o ering a three session Landscaping Class. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be three consecutive Fridays, October, 18, 25 and November 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 :30 p.m. The cost of the course is $30 and class size is limited to 15 projects. To register, please call 209-0430. The class will be held at the Ponte Vedra Library, located at 101 Library Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. Discover the latest techniques and research for keeping your trees healthy on October 17, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Danny Lippi, Certi ed Arborist and University of Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, will present Getting to the Root of the Matter and discuss the utilization of trees for maximum bene ts in your landscape. Personal experience also provided by Master Whats New cont. on pg. 6COPIES OF THE COUPON ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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Page 4, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 Sophisticated Tablecloth Dining in Julington Creek #102 Blackstone Grille Mon-Thur: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:00pm Fri: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm Saturday: 5pm to 10pm onlyPrivate room available. Now is the time to plan your Holiday Parties.| FRESH INGREDIENTS | JOIN US FOR LUNCH MON-FRI Introducing . .Professional vehicle service, while you sleep! GUARANTEED COGGIN Dream Service available Monday-Thurday ONLY download the Apple App download the Android App Many of us own and love our dogs. They are part of our families. It can be shocking to have a dog bite a family member or visitor to our homes. While serious events receive broad media coverage, hundreds of thousands of bites with injuries occur each year that do not make the news. Over 30,000 result in injuries so severe that plastic surgery is required. Nationally, we are seeing about 32 deaths a year from dog bites. That is twice what we were experiencing in the 1990s. Recorded dog bite injuries are signi cantly higher in children than adults. The elderly, home service providers and meter readers are also high on the list of frequent dog bite victims. The St. Johns County Animal Control Ordinance is referenced below and was updated earlier this year. It has signi cant nes for not obeying the leash laws. It has special rules for nuisance, aggressive and dangerous dogs. Additionally, under Florida Statutes, dog owners are responsible for damages caused by their dog to people, domestic animals and livestock. E ective this year, you are required to pick up after your pets when you take them for a walk. All dogs can bite. The good news is there are steps we can all take to prevent dog bites incidents. Basic safety tips are provided below, which are especially important for pet owners and parents, as well as some statistics about dog bites. Choose the breed that is the best t for you, your family and your home environment. Always exercise caution in the presence of unknown dogs. Never assume a speci c breed is safe or non-aggressive. Educate children about how to behave around and play with dogs. Always supervise children in the presence of dogs. Never hit, kick, slap or bite a dog or pull on his ears, tail or paws. Dont bother dogs with puppies or dogs that are playing with toys, eating or sleeping. Dont approach a dog you dont know, that is tied up, behind a fence or in a car. If you want to meet a dog, ask the owner for permission and hold out your hand palm up and open for the dog to sni If a loose dog approaches you, stay calm and slowly try to move away from the dog, keeping your arms across your chest to protect vital organs. If your dog is aggressive, check with your veterinarian consider medical causes for the behavior and seek help from an animal behavior specialist. Avoid exposing dogs to situations or environments where they are likely to show aggression. Spay or neuter your dog as intact dogs are more likely to display dominance, territorialism, and protective or aggressive behavior. Always supervise dogs and train and socialize them to public environments. Obey leash laws, properly fence yards that contain dogs and never tether or chain a dog for longer than two hours. This dog safety information has been provided by the St. Johns County Animal Control Division on behalf of the American Humane Association. To review St. Johns Countys Animal Control laws and ordinances, please visit www. sjc .us/AnimalControl/media/ ORD2012-34.pdf. For additional information, please contact St. Johns Countys Animal Control at 209-6190. There are also some excellent resources online provided by the AVMA (veterinarians), AAP (pediatricians) and the CDC (Center for Disease Control). I am also urging businesses to mark their calendar and participate in Dog Bite Prevention Week which is the third week of May. It is recommended that parents review dog safety with their children every year. This event is a great reminder. By acting in a responsible way, we can work together to reduce dog bites and related injuries. Thank you for all you do to make St. Johns County a great place to live, work and play. It takes good neighbors to help keep our communities safe. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 209-0301 or bccd1@sjc .us.The e ort to bring a detoxi cation center to St. Johns County took a giant step forward last week when EPIC Behavioral Healthcare closed on the building where the detox center will be housed. We are thrilled that we have been able to take this next step in bringing a detox center to our community, says Patti Greenough, EPIC CEO, and weve only been able to do this due to great community support of this muchneeded facility. In partnership with the Sheri s O ce, EPIC Behavioral Healthcare has taken the lead in the e ort to bring a detox center to St. Johns County. St. Johns County is the largest county in Florida without a detox center, says Greenough. According to Greenough, the Florida Legislature appropriated $1.3 million in operating costs for the Detox Center with the expectation that the community would rally around purchasing a building. With that in mind, the EPIC board of directors embarked on a $1.65 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate a building. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we have raised 61 percent of our goal and we hope to have the remaining funds raised by the end of the year, says Greenough. We want the Detox Center to be operational by January. The planned detox facility will be a 24 hour a day, seven days a week medical facility with 16 beds and will be led by a team of physicians, nurses, and trained substance abuse professionals. To learn more about the detox center and investment opportunities to assist in renovating and opening the doors of the Detox Center, people are encouraged to call EPIC at 829-2273 or to visit www. epicbh.org.Dog bite preventionDetox Center for St. Johns County a step closer WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board 12276 San Jose Blvd., Building 600 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! 287.2794Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek1400 Bishop Estates Road, St. Johns, FL 32259 Celebrating 15 Years in Practice!Dr. Levine is dedicated to your familys 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 Zoning for the two new K-8 schools set to open next year is the hot topic lately. I thought it might be valuable to share the process that happens to create new schools and the thinking that goes into the zoning decisions. When new developments are brought forward, they must go through a school concurrency review. A formula is used to estimate the numbers of students at each level (elementary, middle and high school) that the development will generate, depending on the number of housing units that are proposed. Once that number is determined, the school districts Planning Department works with the developer to determine how the impact of these students will be mitigated. The developer may be required to donate land, provide funds for an entire school or provide funds just for the seats needed. The numbers of students at each level are compared to available seats in the area in which the development is to be built. If there are su cient seats at each level, no additional funds/land are required of the developer. If, however, there is not enough room at a particular level, adjacent areas are examined to see if there are enough seats. If not, the developer has the choice to wait on his project until seats are available or to pay proportionate share mitigation to provide funding for the seats necessary. In the case of very large developments of regional impact (Durbin Crossing, Nocatee, etc.), land donations and other funding are required of the company before the project is approved. School impact fees are collected from each new home constructed in the county. These monies are reserved to provide schools/student stations wherever growth is occurring and are not limited for use in the area they are collected. Therefore, the impact fees the School Board is using to construct the new K-8 schools are derived from all over the county, not just the speci c areas where they are collected. These impact fees are an essential element in our ability to construct schools within our district, especially with the sharp downturn in capital dollars (monies used for construction and maintenance of schools) from the state. A few years ago, the historic 2.0 mills that were collected for capital outlay was reduced to 1.5 mills. This happened at the same time that housing values were facing a sharp downturn, resulting in a $40 million reduction in our capital outlay budget and dramatically a ecting our ability to provide new schools in a timely fashion. It should be noted that our budget is divided between operating dollars (monies used to pay salaries, provide supplies for schools, etc.) and capital outlay dollars. These budgets cannot be mixed. We cannot move money from the operating side to the capital side when we are short of funds to build schools. We often sell bonds to provide additional monies needed. However, with the very rapid growth we have experienced (St. Johns is the fastest growing county in the state and has always experienced growth in student population, even when other counties were losing students), we have reached our capacity to incur any more debt. We will not have su cient capacity again until current bonds are retired. In the present climate, we have no more money and no other avenue to access money for additional schools after these two until around 2020. Our board will be looking for ways to solve this funding problem going forward. The Legislature, thanks to the hard work of Senator John Thrasher and Governor Rick Scott, gave a special $6 million dollar appropriation in last years budget for high growth counties. Only St. Johns quali- ed and we are grateful for the infusion of money to help with maintenance of our facilities. When a new school is set to open, our Planning Department develops zoning plans that will populate a new school while not leaving an existing school(s) with too few students. These plans are presented to the public in town hall meetings and then posted on our website for public comment. In addition, the School Board schedules workshops to hear from the public and takes comments at all our meetings prior to selecting the nal zoning. Sometimes, suggestions from the public result in modi cations to the plans or even a totally new plan. This is the reason that public input is so vital to the process. We are under a statutory obligation to make sure that student stations are lled. That means that we cannot leave a school very under-enrolled in order to accommodate a communitys desire to attend a new school. On the other side of that equation is the fact that we do not want any school to be very overcrowded. At the end of the day, the zoning decisions that are made by the board are child-focused with the desire to provide a strong learning environment for all of them. Thank you, as always, for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12. .us. The Pink Nickel boutique recently opened its doors in Bartram Walk, giving local women an a ordable option for purchasing trendy, upscale womens clothing. Owner Angela Widener became interested in fashion retailing and learned the business when she worked for American Eagle Out tters while attending high school at Bartram Trail High School. She went on to attend the University of North Florida and received a degree in communication and advertising. After graduation, she began Bedazzled Boutique, an online womens fashion boutique, which went nationwide in March 2013. When she opened her storefront in August, she changed the name of the boutique to The Pink Nickel. According to Widener, the name was selected to be unique. The Pink Nickel sells womens clothing and accessories that are not the least expensive (penny), but they are a ordable (nickel). Were excited about our physical storefront because it gives us more space to stock a larger collection of exciting fashions and jewelry from talented designers around the world, explained Widener. It also allows me to personally meet many of my customers and work with them directly to help them nd the perfect out t for any occasion. The goal of The Pink Nickel is to help women feel con dent and poised by dressing with style. From sizes small to 3X, The Pink Nickel delivers bold, quality fashions that are a ordable for everyone. Widener invites you to come in and browse her fashion nds in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Ill help you nd the perfect out t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!New boutique opens in Julington CreekLEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Oct, 23 3:30pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program. Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 6, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Julington Creek BranchCall Jessica Newman at 904.998.5500, x6602 or 1.800.342.2824*APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Conditions and credit approval apply. Rates as low as 3.00% for new autos and 3.75% for used autos. Rates as of 7/26/13 and subject to change at any time. Reduced Auto Loan Rates at Atlantic Coast Bank!Finance your auto for as low as 3. 0% APR*Atlantic Coast Bank is your destination for a great auto loan! Whether youre looking to buy a new auto, refinance your current auto loan, or purchase a new-to-you auto, we can put you in the drivers seat. Visit your local branch or call us today to learn more and apply now.www.atlanticcoastbank.net Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Gardeners Beverly Fleming and Renee Stambaugh. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. Native plants will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 209-0430. The NW St. Johns County Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Public Library on Davis Pond Boulevard in Julington Creek Plantation. On the agenda is the nomination of o cers for 2013-2014 and discussion of programs for the coming year. All members and the public are cordially invited to attend. The St. Augustine Walk to Talk on the Beach for Children with Apraxia of Speech is will be held on Saturday, October 19 at St. Augustine Beach Pier/ Pavilion. It is open to all adults and children. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it di cult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/ or words despite having a good understanding of language. Onsite registration and check-in on the date of the event begins at 9:00 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in registering, making a donation or learning more about the event can contact melbanolan@ comcast.net or visit the event website at http://secure.apraxiakids.org/staugustinewalk. 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. On November 10, the United States Marine Corps will be 238 years young (1775-2013). The Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine will be celebrating this event with its Birthday Ball; dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 9, at Coquina Crossing in Elkton (just west of Interstate 95 on County Road 207). For more details, please visit the Marine Corps League at www.mcl 383. org or call 955-2389 or 6571167 for ticket information. Semper Fi! 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, October 15, Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1989 in an e ort to end violence against women and their children and domestic abuse in general. From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Nationally an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year with the majority going for direct medical and mental health services. Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors, violence or threats of violence that one person uses to establish power over an intimate partner in order to control that partners actions and activities. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat or an anger management problem. It is, however, abusive, disrespectful and hurtful behaviors that one intimate partner chooses to use against the other partner. In St. Johns County, over the past two calendar years, there have been 1650 reported cases of domestic violence. Nearly 10 murders during that same time were reported to law enforcement agencies in the county. Here are some signs of domestic violence if your partner is doing any of these or other unwanted behaviors: Hurting you physically, slapping, hair-pulling, strangling, hitting, kicking, twisting your arms or intentionally injuring you in any way. Using your children against you, calling you names or hurting you emotionally. Harming your pets or acting with extreme jealousy and possessiveness. Isolating you from family and friends or threatening to commit suicide or to kill you. Also controlling your money, withholding medical help or even stalking you. Here are some safety tips from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Identify a safe place to go if an argument occursavoid rooms with no exits or rooms with weapons. Calls for assistance should be made from phones in safe locations. If someone is threatening you or your children, take the threat seriously. Keep important items in a bag with someone you trust to include ID cards, keys, cell phone, money, medicine, visas or passports, birth certi cates, etc. Change your shopping habits and travel routes. Establish a code word so that family, trusted friends, teachers or coworkers know when to call for help. In St. Johns County, the Betty Gri n House or the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, Inc., is working to end domestic and sexual violence. They can assist if you are in immediate danger and need safe housing. They can also assist in ling for emergency, temporary, and permanent injunctions for protection against the abuser. They also have a Batterers Intervention Program that can help the abuser. They have a 24-hour Crisis Hotline of 824-1555. In addition, if you are a victim of domestic violence or you know someone that is, please contact your local law enforcement agency or 911. You may also get additional information on domestic violence on our website at www. sjso.org. Lets combat domestic violence together. Also, follow the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce on Facebook and Twitter. Please feel free to contact me if you have a topic you would like to see addressed in this column. My email address is dshoar@sjso.org. Thank you.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 9 Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com October 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 Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Law Office ofRose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge)904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans A airs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that bene t our nations veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a di erence in hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Palm Valley American Legion Post #233 held a Law and Order Awards presentation on Saturday September 14. Post Commander Roy Havekost and Executive Committeeman Dan Wortmann serve on the Law and Order Committee for their Post and both are retired from careers in law enforcement and re ghting. The Law and Order program is a nationally sponsored American Legion program that honors local police and re ghters across the nation for their dedication, courage and bravery. Deputy Stacy Ettel was presented with a Certi cate of Commendation with Commendation Bar for his outstanding public service to the St. Johns County Community and a plaque honoring him as the Law Enforcement O cer of the Year 2013. Engineer Casey B. Lane was presented with a Certi cate of Commendation with Commendation Bar for his outstanding public service to the St. Johns County Community and a plaque honoring him as the Fire ghter of the Year 2013. The Post also presented plaques to the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce and the St. Johns County Fire-Rescue American Legion honors Police and Fire at eventBy Contributing Writer Roy Havekost, Commander, Post 233 Accepting appreciation award for St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce is Commander Sam Williams and accepting appreciation award for St. Johns County Fire-Rescue is Fire ghter Kevin Winters. Photo courtesy of Bert Inabinet, Post member.Department for their continued support of this American Legion program. This is an annual event at Post 233 and is scheduled in conjunction with Patriots Day, when we remember the most courageous heroes of September 11, 2001. Following the awards presentation Captain Skis Original Fish Fry Team provided a wonderful meal for all and the Beach Street Boogie provided live entertainment. This event is open to the public each year in September. Palm Valley Post 233 is located in Ponte Vedra Beach at 560 North Wilderness Trail. For more information about membership requirements for wartime veterans, retired or active, as well as other events open to the public, please visit our website at www.al233 .org. The Old Settlers Reunion is a time to connect with old friends, spend some enjoyable time outdoors, tap your feet to some good bluegrass music and relax. The event is sponsored by the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Alpine Park. Alpine Groves Park is located at 2060 State Road 13. For additional information, please contact A. Halusky at 209-0348 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.Old Settlers Reunion cont. from pg. 1

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Page 8, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com The S t. Joe C ompany 20 1 3 All Rights Reserved. J O E, S t. Joe, S t. Joe (and the Taking Flight design), the Taking Flight design, RiverTownand Follow the River Home are registered service marks o f The S t. Joe C ompany or its a f liates. Th is materia l represents d eve l opment concepts an d arc h itectura l an d ot h er d esign concepts being considered at the time it was produced. This in f ormation is subject to revisions and modi f ications without noti c e. This does not constitute an o ff er to sell real property in any j urisdiction where prior re g istration or other advance qualifications of real property is required, includin g New York. Broker p articipation we l come. V oi d w h ere pro h i b ite d b y l aw. E qua l H ousin g Opportunity. Dennis Homes, Inc., Weekley Homes, L.P., and Mattamy (Jacksonville) Partnership are independently owned and operat ed and are not affiliates of The St. Joe Company. The t t St. Joe Company does not guarantee the obligations of, nor provide any warranties for, homes built by unaffiliated or third-par ty b ui ld ers w h o b ui ld h omes in t h e R iver T own communit y r r RIVERFRONT PARK ~ FISHING PIER ~ TRAILS ~ LAP & FAMILY POOLS ~ PLAYGROUNDS ~ CLUBHOUSE ~ TENNIS COURTS CLICK : RiverTownFlorida.com VISIT : 39 Riverwalk Blvd., St. Johns : Model Homes Open Daily : Follow the Signs follow the river to a community influenced by Southern neighborhoods of years past, where sidewalks and front porches encourage residents to become neighbors. A pedestrian-friendly community with a Social Director in place to inspire camaraderie through a variety of fun and educational activities. Inventory homes are available for quick move in. Why wait? See why homeowners choose to Visit Dennis Homes model home, The Charleston, Gold Award Winner at the 2013 St. Johns County Parade of Homes Are you looking for inexpensive entertainment but are apprehensive about square dancings, ahem, square image? Dont like hanging out in bars to meet new people? Do you crave a mental challenge? Well, square dancing with the Mandarin Marauders just might be for you! Square dancers come from all walks of life and all ages. There is no alcohol served at the dances and square dancing burns about 300 calories per hourjust enough to warrant a piece of pie or cake between sets of dances called tips. Back around the turn of the century, square dancing almost died out completely. It was revived largely due to the efforts of Henry Ford, who staged weekly dances at Green eld Village, his sprawling outdoor museum of Americana. World War II made for more lean times, but square dancing boomed again in the post-war years. The eventual development of the portable public address system and phonograph records (and now laptop computers) made square dancing even more attractive and accessible. The short, petticoat-laden dance out t is no longer required. Some continue to wear it, but most now wear prairie skirts or casual attire. Comfy shoes are a must. Square dancing is a combination of basic moves, which are performed according to the directions of the dance caller who calls the dance. There are several levels of square dancing, with the most basic one consisting of approximately 67 moves. What seems like a daunting task at rst is mastered, dancers say, much like one would learn to type through repetition. In the Jacksonville area, clubs generally charge nominal membership dues (around $10 to $20 annually) and about $5 per person per dance. Clubs provide lessons that begin each autumn, while regular dances at most clubs are held weekly year-round. There are also annual state and national conventions. There are clubs in as far- ung places at Japan, India and Australia, but calling for the dances is always in English. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips led by Bev and George Treiber. October is the month for those interested in learning. Classes are Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin and lessons are $3 per person. No partner? No problem! Come anyway! For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388. With a current organ donor sign-up rate averaging 64 percent, St. Johns County Tax Collectors (SJTC) o ce is leading the state for the third consecutive year. The average donor designation rate among Florida Tax Collectors is 52 percent. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, and sta accepted a certi cate of recognition for this accomplishment at the annual tax collectors conference in Orlando recently. I am a strong proponent of organ donation, said Hollingsworth. More than 4,500 Floridians are on the waiting list for some sort of organ or tissue donation that could dramatically improve their lives, as well as those of the ones who love them. He also noted that up to eight lives can be saved through organ donation and dozens more lives may be improved through tissue donation. Donate Life Florida is a non-pro t 501(C)3 organization contracted by the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration to create the states organ, tissue and eye donor registry. Donate Life Florida is dedicated to motivating Floridians to designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors, so lives are saved and enhanced through donation and transplantation. Donate Life Florida applauds the e orts St. Johns County and especially the sta at the Tax Collectors o ces. They are leading the State and that could potentially save the Square dancing is all about funcheck it out!By Contributing Writer Mary Lewis, Mandarin MaraudersTax Collector leads state in recruiting organ donors Our newest dancers, Mark and Jeanne. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, accepts recognition from Amy Reese of Donate Life at the recent Florida Tax Collectors Fall Conference.Tax Collector cont. on pg. 9

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 9 TOPS (Take O Pounds Sensibly) is an international weight loss club; our Chapter TOPS #FL493, St. Augustine meets every Wednesday at the old Colee Cove Fire Station, located at 9105 County Road 13 North. We meet at 8:30 a.m. to weigh in and the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. National dues are only $28 a year, chapter dues are only $4 a month. We have weekly programs prepared from material sent to us by TOPS, Inc. Your rst meeting is free, come and check us out! For more information, please call Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466. On Sunday, October 27, JCP CARES and HEAL (Helping Every Autistic Life) invite the community to a Fall Celebration from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Plantation Park, located at 875 Davis Pond Boulevard. There will be games, music, bounce houses and pumpkin decorating for the families. This will be a fun event to raise awareness for HEAL and a good time for all families. More details about the activities bene ting HEAL can be found at www.jcpcares.org/ heal. 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. Is there a speech from American history that stirs a bit of patriotic pride inside of you when you hear it or read it? Which one? Why? For the next few articles, well examine some important speeches from our nations history and consider their civic implications. Of course, some famous speeches come quickly to mind like Lincolns at Gettysburg and Kings I have a dream. For this discussion, lets recall a speech, of sorts, by Edward R. Murrow, one of the most important pioneers of television journalism. Im currently reading Douglas Brinkleys Cronkite, an excellent biography of the late CBS News anchor, Walter Cronkite. One story Brinkley tells is of the competition in the early 1960s between Cronkite and Murrow. As Murrows career was waning, Cronkites was burgeoning. The two men had very di erent styles and philosophies of what television news was to be. Cronkite excelled in delivery of facts exempli ed by his early expertise in all things space related. Murrow, who rst became famous as a radio reporter during WWII, hosted See It Now, a news and commentary program in which he had an in-depth documentary style of reporting. The March 9, 1954 program is considered one of his most important broadcasts. That evening he reported on Senator Joseph McCarthys controversial investigations of suspected communists. Besides being perhaps responsible for ending McCarthys political career, Douglas Brinkley says this program was also responsible for a controversial journalistic practice. Brinkley says that Murrows documentary created a riptide [in which] bad opinions and sensationalized commentaries have been able to masquerade as serious news shows. Brinkley is not faulting Murrow. Instead, he draws a connection between Murrows work and those journalists who have since used Murrows genius and success to disguise weaker e ort and blatant agenda-setting. Brinkley continued, Broadcast news was a rotten business in 1960, but the American public had a growing appetite for it. That appetite has certainly not been satiated. Simply consider the biased nature of television news (Fox, MSNBC and others), as well as print and online media. Not only do Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton have pulpits from which they can propagate their biases, but so does any individual willing to take time to post a blog, Twitter or Facebook comment. We Americans complain about media bias while we gluttonously consume it. A free press is a sacred necessity for a healthy democracy. It is, after all, protected in the First Amendment. Bias in the press is not new or even completely undesirable. Bias is inevitable and can even be healthy if we, consumers of the biased material, recognize it as such and consider all sides. As we consume todays news, from whatever source, lets remember Murrows closing speech from that landmark broadcast: We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and rule of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreasonFruit Cove has been ranked the fourth best place for job seekers out of 131 large cities in Florida with more than 70 percent of its population employed and a median household income of $96,449 the highest of all the locations ranked in the top ten list. NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted this study considering median household income, population growth E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comFruit Cove ranked among best places for job seekers in Florida Whats New cont. from pg. 6lives of those 119,000 men, women and children nationally waiting for the gift of life, said Amy Reese, Donate Life Floridas driver license liaison for St. Johns County. To register to become an organ donor, simply share your intent with a customer service representative at SJTC when you need to renew or replace your driver license or ID card. You can also register anytime online directly with Donate Life Florida by visiting www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.Tax Collector cont. from pg. 8of those in the 16 or older age bracket and employment rates adjusted for retirees. The groups analysts indicate Fruit Cove has seen a moderate population growth of 5.6 percent and has been drawing people to key industries including education and real-estate services. WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:The CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919

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Page 10, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer 1000 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ste. 103 Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank afliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs!Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned375 Outlet Mall Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-3000 ext. 1030 781-206-7315 jim.seery@eldsauto.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities Summer vacation for the William. Bartram Scenic Highway Management Council (WBS&HH) ended on September 12, when we met once again to take up the urgent business of preserving the Scenic and Historic Resources of St. Johns County along State Road 13. Were starting a new year and we again invite new members and/or interested residents of St. Johns County wanting to observe our monthly meetings at the County annex on Flora Branch Boulevard, just north of Race Track Road. While we had a couple months vacation, it was anything but vacation. In July, the WBS&HH management team was required to make a presentation to the Board of County Commissions (BCC) describing our work as a Scenic Highway and the history project funded by a grant from the federal, state of Florida and a county match. The expenditure of grant funds was approved by the BCC, contract was signed and were now moving forward with this very important student learning project. This history project completes in early 2014 and will educate county students about early history of St. Johns County. Our September meeting, as usual, produced lively discussion concerning amending by-laws, elections of o cers, fundraising, guest speakers, beauti cation, school history project, other projects, special events and developments that potentially impact the intrinsic resources we all enjoy along State Road 13. At the October 10, 2013 meeting we are encouraging members (and observers willing to o er suggestions) to be bring their ideas for fundraising opportunities and any other activity they think would be of value for the NW St. Johns County community. One fundraising activity we know well do again in 2014 is the very successful antique appraisal fair. We held the rst annual event at RiverTown in 2013 and look to reprise the event at the same location in 2014. Another activity being considered is the rehabilitation of the old Community Center at the old re station on State Road 13 (across from Alpine Groves Park) and reactivate it as a community meeting place for residents of the great northwest area of St. Johns County. Nowhere in the area do we have a community meeting place thats available for important community/organization meetings, social events (such as dances) youth or music performances, Bingo, weddings or other special events. We believe the community needs a meeting place similar to whats available to residents of Mandarin, Ponte Vedra, Hastings and St. Augustine. What do you think? The Bartram Trail Branch Library, Julington Creek Plantation and Trout Creek Park facilities are potentially available for meetings, but time and space are limited due to things such as county-imposed early closing times. Also, CDD facilities are costly and limited to JCP residents. We are a very active group but need new members to continue the work we do to keep our scenic highway scenic and historic. Please join us at our next meeting; youll be happy you did. Its good to be back working for this community and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the NW County Annex, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard.A barrage of misleading information regarding CDD operations in previous articles must be contested. Supervisor Lansdales tendency to toss out random gures with no substantiation or explanation of the entire situation is contrary to providing a clear understanding of issues. Loggerhead, a department where revenues surpass expenses, is being inexplicably targeted to cover overhead costs. I would contend this is already occurring via excess Loggerhead revenue. However, please also consider pool costs would be incurred whether or not Loggerhead was producing this additional revenue, coaches utilize the lifeguard o ce to perform team admin (no dedicated building space), and housekeeping costs would be negligible. Loggerhead families completely covered the Aquatic Complex (AC) pool heating expense with monies to spare. Excess funds went directly to CDD co ers as do all Loggerhead excess revenue. Heating the AC pool has allowed the team to accommodate more children (59 thus far), increasing the revenue stream to the CDD. Creekside High School will be able to utilize the pool throughout their season conclusion in November. There is no scal wisdom in leaving revenueproducing resources unused for a large portion of the year. It has been repeated that the intent of previous boards should be honored with respect to user-paid activities. Simply stating the obvious, if the intention had been to allocate facility overhead to individual departments, the budget would have been set up re ecting that objective. I believe that the amenities provided for the very reasonable cost of our CDD assessment help sustain property values; the high level and variety of o erings make JCP unique and attractive to potential buyers. Still, my hope is that everyone can nd something to interest them in the vast array of activities geared to all ages. Some are free (Senior Co ee, Card and Games Day, Trivia Night, Family Fun Friday, informative seminars and periodic childrens events). I havent heard the suggestion that these should be user-paid or that overhead should be charged, despite the cost to the CDD. This is all part of being a community-centered facility. Supervisor Lansdale stated that most times my budget proposals are not considered. Certainly not true. Because all of his suggestions are not supported, doesnt mean they were not considered. In fact, some were adopted. There will be disagreement regarding decisions, but that does not ultimately mean those decisions are awed or were made in anything other than the best interests of CDD residents. The ability to respectfully work with others is vital to e cient operations. Frankly, residents should be more concerned about increased legal costs due to what appears to be, in my opinion, ridiculous plotting (involving a person who is not even a resident of JCP), just prior to legal demands to force the resignations of two supervisors and an employee, along with a large cash payout from the CDD (see minutes of the June 11, 2013 meeting, pages 60-61, at www.jcpcdd. org/CDDMeetings.html). That is not conducive to e ective operations and it is de nitely not in the best nancial interest of your CDD. 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.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway October updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netJulington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Pat Jacob, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919BTHS runs at school cont. from pg. 1is the Bale and Trail Original cross-country 5K meet. Separate runs for boys and girls and junior varsity and varsity are held, as athletes compete against other schools for the win. This year, the race was held on October 5, where hay bales were placed throughout a course for athletes to jump and run around. David Frank, one of the teachers and running coaches for the school, organized this event. It is a great opportunity for our athletes to have a home meet, while giving back to the sport, exclaimed Frank. The race also serves as the cross country teams main fundraiser for the year. What started out with six schools has grown to limiting the admittance of 30, as we just concluded the 13th annual race. With the start of more promotional events for a healthier life style in the future, Bartram Trail High School is proud of their small steps towards the encouragement of smart food choices and exercise.

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 11 I am a hair stylist working in the Mandarin area with over 20 years in the beauty industry.Nancy Neff Calypsosalonwww.hairartistrybynancy.com New clients Receive 50% oVaild ONLY with Nancy Must ll out the appointment request online. EXP 11/15/13 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 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... St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer board and committee vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0300 or mlundquist@sjc us for more information or to obtain an application. The application submission deadline for all positions is October 18, 2013. Architectural Review Committee. Two vacancies and one alternate. Committee will ensure enhanced property development while maintaining and encouraging quality character of design within the Ponte Vedra and Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley Overlay Districts in line with the goals and objectives of the St. Johns County Comprehensive Plan. Seeking a regular member residing in the Coastal Corridor Overlay District and a regular member and an alternate member residing in the Ponte Vedra Zoning District. Members must be registered voters in St. Johns County. This committee meets from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach. Adjustment and Appeals Board. Five vacancies and one alternate. Committee will hear requests for code interpretation and cases for Unsafe Building Abatement Codes. Seeking appointees with knowledge and/ or experience in technical codes elds and those of the general public. Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Regular members as well as alternates serve a term of two years. Members must le nancial disclosure. This board meets on call as needed in Conference Room 1A/1B of the County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. Mid-Anastasia Island Design Review Board. Four vacancies and two alternates. Committee will determine compliance with Part 3.08.07-3.08.09 of the Land Development Code regarding signage requirements, design review guidelines and design elements/materials within the Mid-Anastasia Overlay District. Seeking members quali ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the Mid-Anastasia community. Members must live within the Overlay District, which encompasses all that land situated within unincorporated St. Johns County extending from the entrance of Anastasia State Park on the north, extending to Owens Avenue on the south, the Matanzas River on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Members must le nancial disclosure. This board meets from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine. South Anastasia Design Review Board. Two vacancies and two alternates. Committee will develop submittal requirements and review procedures in accordance with Sections 3.07.04-3.07.14 of the Land Development Code to determine compliance in regards to development standards and criteria, minimum yard requirements, bu ers, fences and walls, parking, signage, landscape criteria, architectural design standards, design elements and materials, and lighting criteria. Must reside within the A1A South Overlay District, which extends from Owens Avenue south to the Flagler County line, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Matanzas River. This board meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine.Sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, overall aches and painsits that time of year again, cold and u season! Protect yourself and your loved ones by taking a few precautionary steps. Illnesses such as the cold and u are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. They are usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. They can also spread when a person touches cold or u viruses deposited from another person on a desktop, doorknob, desk, telephone receiver or handrail. Did you know that some viruses can live for two hours or more on hard surfaces? If the person then touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands, the viruses or bacteria gain entry into the body and infection can occur. As you age, your body has a harder time ghting o infection and a greater chance that an infection like the u will develop into a serious illness. You can prevent the u by getting a u shot each fall. The best time to get vaccinated is in October or November, as the u season begins. An annual u shot is recommended for anyone six months or older. The CDC recommends the In uenza vaccine and Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine to protect you from in uenza and pneumonia. It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for your body to form antibodies to protect you. This season there are more types of u vaccines to choose from more than ever and the supply of vaccines from manufactures looks plentiful. New vaccines are available for those with egg allergies, better vaccines which cover four strains of in uenza, an intradermal vaccine (think shorter needles!) and an inhaled u vaccine is once again available for those who are really needle-phobic. Because immunization against in uenza also helps prevent u spread from person to person, the u shot is a win for everyone, explains Je Sievert, director of pharmacy of Baptist Medical Center South. The best way to prevent a cold is to follow these ve simple steps: wash your hands often; keep your hands away from your face, particularly your nose; stay away from people with cold symptoms; avoid crowds during cold season; and dont share cups, utensils or towels with people who have a cold. It is also helpful to keep your body and mind in good shape by eating a healthy diet, managing your stress and getting enough sleep.Energy and water e ciency is a concept that will only grow in years to come. Its a way of thinking that saves you money, but allows you to still live comfortably without wasting precious resources. At JEA, we promote e ciency for three reasons: it reduces our need to build more facilities. It saves you money on your utility bills. And it reduces everyones impact on the environment. In other words, its the right thing to do for you and your utility. This column is about something that was unheard of 20 years ago: a home energy and water evaluation. This evaluation or audit as its commonly known is a way to understand your homes energy and water usage. Its the stepwise roadmap you need to maximize improvements that will lower your utility bill. There are three levels of audits: First, you can go to any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library (or the Bartram Trail Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library) and check out a JEA Home Energy and Water Evaluation backpack for free. Inside are all the tools and instructions you need to conduct your own do-it-yourself energy and water audit. Second, you can call your local utility and schedule a free walkthrough evaluation by an in-house auditor. Third, you can hire a certi ed energy auditor to come to your home and conduct a comprehensive evaluation using diagnostic equipment. A typical professional energy and water evaluation costs between $400 and $600. An evaluation examines all the components of your home from the crawlspace to the attic, the air conditioning system to the showerheads. Which audit is best for you? It depends. A good place to start is with the free audit o ered by your utility so you can understand how your home is using energy and water and what behavior changes you can make to lower the total bill. (If youre a JEA customer, please call 665-6000 to schedule.) However if youre going to spend signi cant dollars on an improvement (more than $1,000) I strongly recommend you consider a certi ed third party auditor who uses diagnostic equipment to ensure you maximize the money you spend on your improvement. Theres lots more information on audits on jea.com/ savingscoach. Click on the link marked energy audit.St. Johns County now accepting applications for board and committee vacanciesGearing up for the cold and u seasonBy Contributing Writer Leslie Cummings, Community Relations and Human Resources Intern, Baptist Medical Center SouthJEA shares tips for e ciency By Contributing Writer Brian Pippin, Conservation and Energy Specialist, JEA The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 10:00-11:30AM 12421 SAN JOSE BLVD., STE 100 FREE-MUST RSVP 292-0195 WWW.ATLASPHYSICALTHERAPY.COM For years, psychotherapists wrestled with the question, What comes rst.thoughts or feelings? Early psychotherapists proposed that feelings should be the primary focus in helping patients. Later, others claimed that behavior should be the primary focus of attention. More recently, some have focused on the idea that it is ones thoughts or beliefs that are at the core of ones unhappiness. When thoughts or beliefs are invalid or illogical, the end-product is very often anxiety, depression and unhappiness. Examples of invalid or illogical thoughts are boundless. If, for example, a mother is falsely committed to the belief that she must, at all times, be approved-of by her child, one can imagine the potential negative consequences for that relationship. If one is convicted to the illogical belief that a failure is unforgivable, then he or she is potentially sentenced to a life of self-imposed unhappiness. If one falsely believes that he or she is unlikable, unattractive or incapable, then he or she will unfortunately feel and behave accordingly. Finally, for those who have somehow assumed the invalid belief that life should always go their way, unhappiness and disaster becomes a way of life. The idea that our thoughts directly impact our feelings and behaviors is not a new one. The American Standard Version of Proverbs 23:7 says, For as he thinketh within himself, so is he. Although this idea is not a new one, it was only relatively recently in the history of psychology that it became the basis a newer form of psychotherapy. This approach to psychotherapy is now popularly named Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), cognitive meaning thinking. In CBT, the therapist assists patients in identifying the thoughts or beliefs underlying their unhappiness, then in examining their validity and nally in replacing the problematic thoughts or beliefs with ones that are more appropriate. Additionally, the patient is given homework assignments to test-out new ways of thinking and behaving, which are designed to lead to positive changes. Of course, the maturity, personality and artful skill of the therapist are an important ingredient to this process. CBT is becoming a more and more popular approach to helping people as psychological research continues to show its e ectiveness with a wide variety of personal di culties. It also helps patients to avoid continually having to dredge-up and rehash painful feelings, which is often the case in some other forms of psychotherapy. For additional information, please contact DocWHE@aol.com.Twelve St. Johns County seniors have quali ed as National Merit Semi nalists for 2014. These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As 12 of 16,000 semi nalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the nalist competition to vie for 8,000 scholarships worth more than $35 million to be announced in April. The semi nalists are Margaret May and Carsen Smith from Bartram Trail High School; Allison Davanzo, Hunter Hayes and Connor Michalski from Creekside High School; Jesse Chen, Devon Crawford, Lilian Dove, Farina Khandadia and Madison Stenzel from Allen D. Nease High School; Julia Sardinas from Ponte Vedra High School; and Madeleine Schneider from St. Augustine High School. All semi nalists were recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 8 in the School Board Administration Building auditorium.Belief: The road to happinessor unhappinessBy Contributing Writer Dr. William H. Eden eld, Licensed PsychologistCongratulations to National Merit Semi nalists Bradley J. Elias, MD, a board-certi ed emergency medicine specialist at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, was Local doctor honored with state award for EMS Disaster Preparedness and Responserecently honored by the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Elias received the EMS Disaster Preparedness and Response award in the 2013 Excellence in EMS Awards. The award is for professionals who have made signi cant contributions in preparing Florida for health and medical responses to signi cant emergencies or disasters and served as a leader in EMS preparedness, education and response. Dr. Elias has served on the state EMS Advisory Council since 2006 and has served as chairman of the Disaster Committee. Its an honor to be recognized, but its also work I truly enjoy, Dr. Elias said. Theres a lot of time and e ort put in to make sure Florida is ready for the next major disaster. The EMS community throughout the city, region and across Florida has partnered with the state to work together to become better prepared. Dr. Elias has expertise in several facets of emergency medicine, including serving as medical director for six bases of Air Methods, an emergency service provider that transports patients via helicopter. We congratulate all of these recipients on this distinct honor as we recognize their signi cant contributions to EMS in Florida, said John C. Bixler, EMS program administrator. Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919 need customers?886-4919

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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 V illag e Jack s nearthenorthe d e The 56th annual meeting/2013-2014 campaign meeting of the United Way of St. Johns County was held on September 18 at the River House. Over 100 people enjoyed refreshments and the kicko rally. Newly elected board o cers were David Toner, president; Beverly Slough, pastpresident; Terri Kamm, rst vice president; Conley Weiss, second vice president; Louise Anderson, treasurer; Dan Chitwood, campaign chair; and Jimmy Kelly, ex-o cio. New board members include Rev. Bobby Crum, Delinda Fogel, Marc Carlson, Dr. Greg McLeod, Representative Doc Renuart, Commander Chuck Mulligan and Cynthia Williams. Chitwood addressed the gathering as the campaign chair. I appreciate the opportunity to lead this campaign. I have served on the board for many years and I am proud of the work the United Way provides our community. Our goal this year is $1.25 million and I am happy to announce that through the early campaigns by Publix and UPS, we already have over 20 percent raised. I hope with the help of the community, we can exceed this goal so we can assist more of our residents, he said. The United Way of St. Johns County serves 34 agencies within the county. All gifts allocated to these agencies stay in St. Johns County. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, call 829-9721.Most students who are organized and adhere to a consistent routine are successful in school. Children thrive with routine and help them learn to be responsible, take charge of what they need to do and become more self-disciplined. Routine lets children know what is expected of them. Most parents will agree that good organization skills are valuable with long term lasting bene ts. Stay organized and on task by providing a dedicated study space with the right school supplies away from the television, phones and other distractions, with the computer located in a centralized area versus your childs room to avoid unnecessary distractions. Organize assignments, notes and papers. Create study guide index cards and le in binders or folders by subject. Consider le box or stackable trays or any other system. Planning ahead results in less stress and anxiety while improving results. It will help your child approach big projects and challenging situations calmly and methodically. In todays electronic age most teachers post their classrooms key events online and allow both parents and students to remain up to date with up-coming deadlines. If your child uses a planner, writing upcoming deadlines and activities on a wall calendar at his or her desk will help them keep top of mind. Clock or timer Develop the discipline of e ective time management which only comes with practice. Agree on appropriate amount of time your child should be spending on nightly homework and/or test preparation An organized student is more independent. Children who are disorganized often feel (and act) helpless. They lose and forget things and they panic when they cannot locate what theyre looking for. Students who are organized are more likely to be self-starters because its easy to nd what they need and because they know that the sooner they nish their have-tos, the more time theyll have for their want-tos. Good notes will help your student better process information when studying independently, thereby enhancing his or her learning. The notes should contain enough information so the student can quickly pull out the main points. Record key points Your student should realize it is less important to take down every word that a teacher says and more important to note topics that the teacher emphasizes. Students shouldnt forget to jot down examples that support these ideas. Pay attention to the teachers style as no two teachers present material exactly alike. For example, some teachers write key information on the board or hand out outlines to guide students as they study. Dont stop listening. Many students may follow a teachers lead and jot down whatever he or she notes as the most important points and then tune out. Students should listen carefully as his teacher explains each point and write down additional thoughts that may help their understanding and recall later. Review and tidy notes within 24 hours. This will help keep the material fresh and give your student an opportunity to clarify any appreciations or unclear points. Supplement your notes with extra material from text and handouts. Always leave extra space in your notes for this. Use a highlighter and/ or underline to identify key topics and main ideas. For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol. com.The 2013-2014 Boosterthon Fun Run for Liberty Pines Academy came a little earlier this year than last school yearon Thursday, October 10 instead of sometime later towards the end of the school year. The decision to move the Boosterthon to earlier in the school year was done for several reasons, including the PTO making an e ort to reduce the number of programs parents are requested to participate in during the nal months of the school year. Another possible bene t to switching the Boosterthon from the spring to the fall will hopefully allow the students to run in cooler weather. The Boosterthon Fun Run program always has a positive and energetic program where they promote three speci c values of tness, leadership and character. This year the character theme was Camp High Five which is all about friendship! The focus was not just on developing the friendships students already have, but on viewing everyone as a friend, no matter how di erent they may rst appear. Boosterthons program brought out that friends 1) respect others, 2) dont bully, 3) shout out strengths, 4) stick together and 5) show sportsmanshiAp. Learning the lessons about friendship early in the school year is another bene t to changing the season for Boosterthon. The Boosterthon Fun Run program is one of LPAs major fundraising events for the year. The monies brought in by the various fundraisers help to go toward the increasing needs for the media center and technology at LPA. The PTO thanks all who participated and contributed to help make this years Boosterthon a success! Here are some important upcoming dates at LPA for October and November: Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1: Scholastic Book Fair Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Night of the Arts. Scholastic Book Fair will have evening hours as well. Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.: PTO monthly meeting. Friday, November 8: Liberty Parade.United Way of SJC kicks o annual campaign How to develop e ective study skillsBy Contributing Writer Edgar Gonzalez, Huntington Learning CenterLiberty Pines Academy: Boosterthon promotes friendshipBy Contributing Writer Diana Sarama WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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November 1, 2, 3, 2013All proceeds from the Festival will be given to our Church for the growing needs of the Parish & School. 1718-State Road 13, St. Johns, Fl 32259For additional information visit our web page sjdrparish.org/fall festival 2013Event Sponsor San Juan del Rio Catholic Church & School 7th Annual Fall Festival Variety of Free Entertainment all 3 days All Ages Talent Show Prizes to WinnersRae $7,000 Cash Prizes Plus 10 $150 Cash PrizesTo purchase a ticket Contact Sal Santapola 287-3382 Event Sponsor October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Betty Gri n House, St. Johns Countys only domestic violence services provider, is focused on an education and public awareness campaign to aid in the prevention of domestic violence. Domestic violence a ects everyone. According to The Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; three women are killed by their partners every day, nationwide; 74 percent of Americans know a victim of domestic violence. Betty Gri n House in St. Johns County provides advocacy, counseling, and support to female, male and child victims of domestic violence. The Betty Gri n House Domestic Violence Hotline is 904-824-1555. Betty Gri n House also provides emergency safe housing victims of domestic violence and their children. All services are con dential and free of charge. Our agency is committed to providing domestic violence victims with the highest quality of care. We provide the advocacy and counseling that empowers victims to become survivors. Our mission also includes promoting awareness and prevention across our community, said Executive Director Joyce Mahr. Mahr also says, We want people to understand that domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, educational levels, sexual orientation or gender. It can happen to couples who are dating and it also happens in couples who are married or living together. This is a preventable crime with the help of the community. Betty Gri n House is a non-pro t organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, ful lled lives in strong families and healthy communities. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our con dential 24-hour hotline at 904-824-1555. Fall is in the air and if youre a high school junior or senior, that means college applications. Applying to college can seem like a daunting task after all, you have to pick the schools, you have to visit them, you have to ll out the tedious applications, you have to deal with family members or friends who may not support the football team of your college of choice, etc. It is a process, let me tell you. But one thing that you shouldnt worry about is the application essay. The Bartram Trail Branch Library will be o ering a threepart college admission and scholarship essay workshop series on October 17, October 24 and November 4, at 6:00 p.m. This class will explain what colleges are looking for in those essays they ask you to write. Applying for a couple scholarships? The class will address those, too. On Thursday October 17, well discuss the best way to write and structure these essays. Then, youll go home and write a practice essay, which youll bring with you to the class on Thursday October 24. Well discuss any questions you have about the writing process. When we next meet on Monday, November 4 youll get your essays back and theyll be marked with helpful comments and suggestions. Then well have a nal discussion about the process. By the end of the class series, you should have a good grasp of what makes a solid essayarguThe St. Johns County School Board has announced rezoning for the new K-8 school in Durbin Crossing scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year. A multitude of parents attended the latest Town Hall meeting and were thrilled to learn that the school will be zoned exclusively for children living in the community of Durbin Crossing. Durbin Crossing has consistently been one of the best selling communities in North Florida. The location is extremely desirable to young families largely because of the number of A-rated schools in the area. The Florida Department of Education ranks St. Johns County schools at the top of the states 67 counties. The schools are one of the rst things people ask about when visiting the builders models in Durbin Crossing, said Jason Sessions of Sessions Development. Its a huge plus to have a new K-8 school located right inside the community and will only add to the already impressive amenities o ered in Durbin Crossing. The new K-8 school sits on a 25-acre site on Long Leaf Pine Parkway adjacent to the county sports park and directly across from 206 single-family lots under construction. Construction on the school is underway and the school will be nished in time for the 2014-15 school year. The new school will be a two-story, 150,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility. It will be built using a house concept that allows two classes, featuring movable walls, to partner up for joint learning experiences. Each house has a common area for extended learning opportunities and to encourage handson learning. A full kitchen, arts and computer areas and the option of grouping classes, give teachers expanded opportunities to inspire creativity and learning. Each classroom o ers ably the most important part of any application. Parents, this class series is freeits completely funded by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library. Preregistration is requested and can be arranged by calling the library at 827-6960. Classes will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October 17 and 24 and Monday, November 4. hi-tech abilities, such as Tech Document Cameras, which provide laptop to screen visuals and audio enhancements, to allow children to hear equally throughout the classroom. The school will have a gym, a cafetorium for dining and multipurpose uses, outdoor play courts and multi-purpose elds. The school will also feature an Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area (EHPA), which can be used as a shelter for the community. The new school is located adjacent to the 25-acre community park complete with lighted ball elds, sports courts and soccer elds. We want to thank the St. Johns County School Board for their vision and careful consideration in keeping the children of Durbin Crossing together at the same school, said Susan Wood of Wood Development. It is exponentially better for children to be able to live, play and learn together inside of their own community. It was part of the initial vision for Durbin Crossing to have a school inside and fully integrated into the community. Creekside High School is also zoned for students in Durbin Crossing and both schools are within walking distance for residents. Durbin Crossing embraces a lifestyle that includes a multitude of opportunities for families to interact together through two amenity centers, parks, sports elds, tness center, splash parks and planned activities. The convenience of children being able to walk to school and have their families participate in their school activities is the culmination of the vision for the Durbin Crossing lifestyle.Betty Gri n House focuses on raising awareness and prevention in OctoberFriends of Bartram Trail Library host college essay workshopZoning announced for new K-8 school The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 Teen Anime Club Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 29 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The Teen Anime Club is having a Halloween party and well be viewing a creepy anime feature. Wearing a costume isnt required, but its de nitely encouraged. Party refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

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That made me reach for small as an elephant and pass it on to her. She was back the very next day, Mrs. Johnson, I love this book. I have noticed there seems to be a pattern with authorsthere are many books with a similar theme on the market right now. Surprisingly though, they manage to give each a unique twist/ perspective so you dont feel you are just reading the same thing over and over. I nally found a wonderful historical ction book after a seemingly long drought, Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine. It is set in a tiny town in Rocky Gap, Virginia. What a connection! I looked it up and it is a real town about a two hour drive from the tiny community I will be retiring to, Eagle Rock. It is a small world. Seeing Red is set in the early 1970s when change was slow to make it to the small rural communities. It is de nitely a coming of age novel with consequences totally unexpected. I loved it. Then I picked up another one, Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones and was moved by the main protagonists resilience and determination. I am determined to nd any additional books by this author. The Saturday Boy by David Fleming was a complete surprise to me. With the helicopter on the cover and mention of Afghanistan I wasnt really sure what direction this book would take. I was pleasantly surprised and I really connected to the main protagonist. This is an amazing story of a strong character with a disability that is evident but never identi ed and his relationship with his peers and his father. I loved it and highly recommend it. I would like to share a little about some of our avid readers in my column for this year, starting o with Audrey Visser, an eighth grader and Soroya Bata, a sixth grader. Vissers book choices are long ones and she can be seen in the halls and at lunch reading as she walks and eats. She recommends The Series of the Unfortunate Events and the Iron Fey series. Bata caught my attention this summer during her tour of PBMS and we quickly forged a close book friendship; I believe she has read as many books as I have! She is a voracious reader; I borrowed four titles that were missing from our collection and she had them back to me in two days! She wanted to recommend the following series: Tigers Curse, Maximum Ride, Daughters of the Moon, Witch and Wizard along with Cinder (SSYRA 203-14). I am really excited to have the opportunity in Brooklyn to attend a Release Party for Amelia Kahaneys new book The Broken Hearted. It sounds like just the book for our students that are still looking for more Dystopian books. Will ll you in next month.Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYP Audrey Visser Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, October 21 7 pmThis months selection is The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Happy HalloweenOctober 31

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 17 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Dont be left in the dark! For a limited time take an extra 20%-50% all TABLE and FLOOR LAMPS, and FRAMED ARTShop Jacksonvilles largest selection of designer lamps. Choose from 100s of styles and nishes. Jacksonville (904) 262-8113 10130 Philips Highway (Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339) Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com e ction m *Sale Ends Oct 31st. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.** Serving the Jacksonville community since 1983 Member ADA, NEDDA, JDS | Network provider for Delta, Cigna, BC/BS, FCL, and most major insurance plans. Expires 10/31/13$99Exam, X-rays and Routine cleaning(self-pay patients only) We all have memories of middle school. Some we have are fonder than otherslike the rst day, the school dance or your favorite club. Then there are the memories of late nights, staying up to study for a test. The rst day of school at Fruit Cove Middle School is not easy; take it from me. I am now in seventh grade and I still cannot go through a rst day without getting lost! The new Common Core Standards have changed the way that St. Johns County teaches and tests the students. Now most classes take an end of quarter, semester and nal exam. Yes, this year we are adding End of Course Exams (EOC) in addition to FCAT testing. These exams are more di cult and involved. I am sure that the students will be ready with the help of the outstanding teachers we have at Fruit Cove. The Back to the s Dance on August 30 was totally radical dude! There was a showing of Back to the Future, pizza, a photo booth, dancing and all around fun. It was fun to see everyone at the school decked out in s clothes. I cant wait for the next dance! There are lots of afterschool activities that Fruit Cove Middle School has to o er. We have many clubs, sports teams and activities. You can see the Fruit Cove Flyers basketball and the football teams play. To get more information, go to the Fruit Cove Middle School website. Another after-school activity is Drama Club. Every year a group of kids put on a terri c play, under the direction of our drama teacher, Je Sta aroni. This years play is My Son Pinocchio. This play has a need for lots of actors. Consider trying out for a part! You can come and see the play on April 3 through April 5, 2014. Check the Fruit Cove Middle School website for more details. Some after-school activities help those in need. The Dreams Come True Club helps children with life-threatening illnesses make their dreams come true. We have talent shows and movie nights to raise money to help this program and make dreams come true. There is a place for everyone at Fruit Cove Middle School. It doesnt matter if you are a dancer, jock, helper, band member or actor. There is something for you. I am looking forward to a great year at Fruit Cove Middle School! Homebuyers typically come to the real estate table with a wish list. This often includes great home features, plenty of community amenities, neighborhood safety and, of course, good schools. In the masterplanned community of Palencia, all of these items are considered must-haves and can easily be checked o the list. Palencia residents are fortunate to attend three outstanding St. Johns County district schools Palencia Elementary, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School. St. Johns County is one of the highest ranked school districts in the state, with top test scores and national averages. It is one of only 10 districts in the state of Florida to receive an A grade for 10 years in a row. Palencia Elementary, which opened in 2012 and is the newest school in the St. Johns County district, received a vestar ranking through the school grading website greatschools. org. Its reading and math scores on the FCAT are consistently above the state average, students enjoy state-of-art technology resources, including digital textbooks accessed through iPad tablets and the school facilities were built using green building standards. Pacetti Bay Middle School has an A rating, consistently high FCAT scores and has been designated as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years program school. Nease High School has been nationally recognized by The Washington Post as one of Americas Best High Schools. It o ers the IB program, AP courses, communications and engineering specialty academies and a Navy Jr. ROTC program. FCAT scores at Nease have been well above the state and district averages each year. The outstanding schools in our district are absolutely one of the deciding factors for many of our resident families, said Palencia sales manager Naomi Lumley. Palencia Elementary is within walking or biking distance, which is a wonderful asset, and our community as a whole is very involved in all three schools, particularly Palencia Elementary since it is so close. They are truly neighborhood schools and it shows.Tara Hogan, DVM is the newest member of the Greenbriar Animal Hospital team. Being part of a Navy family, Dr. Hogan is coming to Greenbriar from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. While there, she was a relief veterinarian and worked between several clinics. The opportunity arose to work at an all cat clinic, which allowed her to pursue a special interest in feline medicine, especially geriatrics. Dr. Hogan completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2001. After a year spent in Spring eld, Massachusetts completing an internship in emergency medicine, she moved to Tucson, Arizona and began practicing veterinary medicine. With the military transfer portion of her career completed, she is excited to settle in Jacksonville with her family (especially the furry components of her household: an 18-year-old cat and two Australian Cattle dogs that keep everyone human and animal in line). She is hoping that her experiences across the Unites States will o er some bene t to the Greenbriar Animal Hospital and looks forward to helping the hospital expand upon its feline medicine o erings. Please stop by and say Hello and introduce your pets and welcome Dr. Hogan to the Greenbriar family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! The Arab Spring, the BRICS, the Russian Reset, The Euro Crisis and the Rise of China as a Superpower are all headlines we encounter on a regular basis. But have you ever wished that you knew more about them or even said so what have these to do with me? If you would like to learn more about international events and their e ect on your life, join your neighbors on the rst Tuesday of every month for the Bartram Trail Branch Library International Relations Reading Group. This group, moderated by Joseph Warner, a retired diplomat and adjunct professor of International Relations and Geography at Florida State College at Jacksonville, will read and discuss a di erent book at each meeting. Books included in the line up are Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, The Cold War, A New History, by John Lewis, Clash of Civilizations, by Samuel Hutchingston, Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman, The Age of Terror, edited by Talbott, Foreign Policy Begins at Home, by Richard Haas, The Revenge of Geography, by Robert D. Kaplan and The Post American World by Fareed. Copies of all these books are available at the library. Come and share your insights and questions with this group on the rst Tuesday of each month. The November meeting is Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Please call the library at 827-6960 for more information.FCMS o to a great startBy Contributing Writer Hannah Silverstein, FCMS StudentCommunitys residents attend top-rated St. Johns County schools Local veterinarian welcomes new doctor Join the International Relations Reading Group! got news?editor@thecreekline.com Florida Poison Information Center (800) 222.1222

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Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: Everyone has gotten back into the swing of things after the rst few weeks and Bartram Trails art program has been working hard and tirelessly to make the beginning of this year successful. The Voice of Bartram, our school chorus, had their rst concert of the year on October 10 and they now have their sights on the winter concert in December as well as the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando. On the other hand, the Spirit of Bartram, our fantastic band, has been playing and constantly practicing in order to perfect their marching routine, lled with fun music and great spirit. Meanwhile, the drama team has been working head over heels in preparation for their upcoming performance of Macbeth, a popular Shakespearean classic. I am so excited that on a scale of one to 10, Im probably around a 17, said Brett Belcher, ITS Troupe 6174 president who is playing Macbeth. Despite the popularity of the show itself, the most talked about people in the production are not the seniors; rather it is the underclassmen that are turning heads. The whole cast is amazing this year, stated Lindsay Anderson, a senior playing Lady Macbeth, but this years group of underclassmen has really shocked me. Everyone is so dedicated and has already learned a lot of their lines. Plays by William Shakespeare can be very di cult at times because of the old language and the openness of scenic interpretation, but the cast and crew at BT are not afraid. In order to have success in a Shakespearean production, says Director Ava Fixel, the characters have to help the audience understand the story and the actors must portray characters in a way that the audience can identify and comprehend the characters and their actions, even though the language is unfamiliar and hard to understand. Performances will be held October 31 and November 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or on preorder through any of the cast members and Fixel. On opening night, in celebration of Halloween, patrons are encouraged to come in costume. During intermission, there will be a costume contest. The only rules are that masks are not allowed and that costumes should be in line with school dress code. And thats the latest news. From all of us here at BT, have a great Bartram Trail day!For the sixth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving around the world. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care, located at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102, from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 7 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in, with a ve pound limit. Children will also receive a free kids meal from the Red Elephant. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements.Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. for Newcomers of North St. Johns (NNSJ) luncheon meeting at the beautiful Serenata Beach Club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The club is located on A1A, approximately four miles north of the Vilano Beach Bridge, at 3175 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard. The program will feature Emilys Antiques, Home Design and Specialty Shops. The menu will include a choice of entre, Chicken Piccata or grilled Atlantic Salmon, with bourbon pecan pie for dessert. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be offered. All reservations must be received by November 8 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate menu choice and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092 Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in membership information or to request a newsletter about upcoming events, please contact Sue at sjaird@ comcast.net. Please join us!BTHS HappeningsFall back into the arts with music and Macbeth!By Kelly Boyer, BTHS StudentDentist once again o ers candy buy-back Newcomers of North St. Johns to hold November luncheon meeting By Contributing Write Mona Jensen Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! 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 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 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 19 Julington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796 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-KelleyRegional Manager-Clay CountyDottie KrinerRegional Manager-Julington CreekMonica Hodges Licensed Property Manager This past summer, Creekside High School teacher Kerry McClure and her daughter Halley were sta members for the CISV International Step-Up Camp hosted by CISV Jacksonville at Fletcher Middle School. CISV Jacksonville, founded in 1976, is one of 22 chapters in the United States of Childrens International Summer Villages (CISV) and the only one in Florida. This summer McClure and her daughter were able to act as ambassadors for Northeast Florida and Jacksonville to an international collection of teenagers. Delegations came from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Sweden and the United States, enjoying the beach and southern hospitality. This years CISV Step-Up Camp was a program for 14 to 15 year olds. The program lasted 23 days. During the camp the young people are encouraged to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. Participates and their adult leaders use CISVs Peace Education Program to guide the theme of the camp. The young people plan their activities around identity, democracy or environmental protection. CISV Jacksonville is a member of CISV International which was founded more than 50 years ago and is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization that educates and inspires for action towards a more just and peaceful world. CISV has more than 60,000 members worldwide. According to Kelly McClure, CISVs philosophy makes me believe that a better world is possible because were actually working for it. The CISV Jacksonville chapter sent delegates all over the world this summer to represent the United States and also hosted the 10th anniversary of FACES of Jacksonville, which breaks down barriers right here in our own backyard. If you would like to learn more about CISV Jacksonville, please visit www.jax.cisvusa. org. For CSIV USA, please visit www.cisvusa.org and for CISV International, please visit www. cisv.org.Creekside teacher hosts international young people at CISV campBy Karl Kennell been attending surf camps and sur ng with their father for over three years. They are naturals when it comes to sur ng. The annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic is one of the events that the organization holds for the bene t local breast cancer organizations. Sisters of the Sea is a non-pro t organization made up of women surfers in Jacksonville. The group was founded in July of 1997 when eight women came together on a sunny, glassy, waist-high day for a surf session in Hanna Park. They had a blast and since that day have grown. Its group of women who love to surf and exists to encourage each other in and out of the water. To learn more about their Bosom Buddies program, please visit www.sistersofthesea.org. Sophie Araman, by choosing the 15th annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic as her place to begin competitive sur ng, shows not only a commitment to her sport but also to the girls and women who ride the waveswith the added bene t of helping conquer breast cancer right here in Jacksonville. She is de nitely an exceptional example of the students of Swiss Point Middle School.SPMS surfer cont. from pg. 1 Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes or thermometers)St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694

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Page 20, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com The ballots have been tallied! The new Student Council of Mill Creek Elementary is: President: Nikki Gouzos Vice President: Maggie Brengle Secretary: Nicole Klucharich Treasurer: Rachel Belshaw Homeroom Reps: Sarah Koweski, Jesse DeVane, Logan Wells, Carter Brown, Lily Slate, Noah Bowen Congratulations to a great group of Mill Creek Mustangs! The Student Council is led by Sandra Pearson. This hardworking unit of student leaders works all year long on projects to bene t both the school and the community. The students were elected by their peers after a complete election process. Posters were hung around the cafeteria/multi-purpose room, speeches were made and then the fth grade student body voted on who they thought was the best person to represent their class and grade for the 20132014 school year. There are a few new procedures at Mill Creek Elementary this year: If your child eats breakfast at school they can now be walked into the cafeteria at 8:00 a.m. instead of 8:10 a.m. Instead of hard copy interim reports being sent home, teachers are discussing the report in person during student conferences. They can also be found online by accessing the HAC program. If you are not set up with passwords please call Mrs. Harris at the front desk and she will assist you. The PTA of Mill Creek has launched the rst fundraiser of the school year. Enjoy the City coupon books were a great success last year and there are hopes for a repeat success. The coupons are all for local, popular merchants. The books cost $20. The purchase amount can be regained on the rst page of the book. The Winn Dixie coupons add up to $20 in savings so you have already saved the purchase amount before even getting to the really exciting savings. Please make plans to participate in this fundraiser. It will help save you money and help Mill Creek make money. Smencils are Back! A very popular item is back on the market. The recycled material pencils that have a variety of di erent smells ranging from cinnamon to cola are back on sell Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers will have a table set up at the entrance of the school from 8:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday. These are always a big hit with the students and with comparable products selling at Michaels for 50 cents more, it is a bargain as well. Send your student to school with a dollar and they can grab a smencil on the way to class. The school calendar is packed with fun and important events. Please remember to check both the school website and the PTA website for all the latest school news. And as always, dont forget to come in and volunteer!Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting on Friday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210. The Rippers from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project is called Nighty Nites. The group will be furnishing the children at The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless with 85 pairs of childrens pajamas, a new story book and eece slipper socks handmade by Helping Hands. They have been aided by the Church of Latter Day Saints, which helped collect nightwear for the children. Members of Helping Hands have been busy cutting and sewing over last few months. Childrens books were donated by Publix. These children will be nice and cozy for winter months! Anyone wishing to donate new pajamas (any gender) of any size from baby to size 20, may contact the email listed at the end of this article. The baby shower held recently was a huge success with several hundred gifts being given to the expectant moms of active and deployed military members at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The Rippers made wonderful bibs for the babies, which were hung on clotheslines through out the church as decorations. Baby clothes, diaper bags, handmade blankets, diapers, and essential items were given to NAS JAX Childrens and Family Services to be distributed to expectant families. Darling bootie cupcakes, a fabulous lunch, baby bottle punch, door prizes and games were the order of the day. Many thanks to Renee Scharning, who was the chairman of this event. Everyone was thrilled that our great military families here were able to be honored for their service to our country. Thank you to the chairman and all who donated food and baby items as well as Faith Community Church for letting us use the church. Members of Helping Hands went on a tour of the Florida School for the Blind and Deaf in September, as they get ready to kick o their holiday project for the school. Ornaments with a childs name and wish list are now available at the Winn Dixie on County Road 210. Trees with ornaments will be located at the following 210 partners: First Florida Credit Union, Cimarrone Golf Club, Golf Club of South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Benitos Restaurant and Faith Community Church. Everyone who commits to buying a gift for a child will receive a beautiful handmade ornament to take home. Helping Hands members have been meeting through the summer to complete the 607 ornaments that are needed to be distributed so each child has a gift. For more information, or if you would like to participate in this worthwhile local project, please contact jacqphil@ aol.com. The ladies of Helping Hands will also be teaching and helping the seniors at Trout Creek, one day a month, with a Craft Day. They will also be celebrating Halloween with Trout Creek this month. Members will dress up in costume, serve lunch and help with bingo. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets once a month on the last Friday of each month except November and December at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The group is non-denominational and collects no money. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated from its members or community at large. They rely solely on donations of goods and services. Membership totals over 200. Everyone is welcome! Please contact jacqphil@aol.com.News from Mill CreekBy Contributing Writer Wendi BrothersHelping Hands UpdateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou Homemade posters lined the cafeteria on election day for Student Council! Renee Scharning with her daughter and new granddaughter Isabel at the recent baby shower for military members.

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 21 $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 12-31 -13 Many within our community volunteer. We volunteer at our childrens schools, at church, with various charitable organizations and on behalf of friends or others needing assistance. According to Wikipedia, volunteering is generally considered an altruistic (sel ess) activity and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no nancial gain involved. I am sure we agree that truly sel ess action requires passion. Lets think about this. What is your passion? Would you like to volunteer and dont know where to start? Or are you a student who needs service hours? Consider your talents. Can you teach others to read? Do you enjoy building things? Do you just like being outside or with animals? There are many opportunities to get involved in St. Johns County and local nonpro t JCP CARES can help you make the connection. JCP CARES provides assistance to local charities (in St. Johns County) and those in need through donations and time. Charity e orts are divided into four di erent categories; animals and environment, senior and medical, children and homeless and abused. One speci c group per quarter is focused on from each of these categories throughout the year. Visit www.jcpcares. org for more information. The end of the year is busy and there are lots of ways you can help! The annual area-wide food drive is scheduled for November 16. This is a great opportunity for students to get those service hours. Over $17,000 of food is collected for the local food pantry and charities and many hands will be needed to help. In December, the Giving Tree project gets underway. This initiative generated $40.000 in charitable giving for local nonpro ts in 2012. There are many ways to help with this project such as dropping o tags, and picking up and sorting the donations. Much more is planned for 2014! Visit www.jcpcares.com for more information about the initiatives and the variety of ways you can help; there is truly something for everyone who wants to make an impact in St. Johns County. In addition to local groups like JCP CARES, there are online organizations such as www. Volunteermatch.org that you can use to nd a good cause to work with that focuses on your speci c passion. Another group, www. HandsOnJacksonville.org, is also a useful tool that can guide you to a project or organization that could really use your talents. And nally, if you havent marked your calendars for the Bartram Trail Rotarys annual Pub Crawl do it now! JCP CARES is partnering with the Bartram Trail Rotary Club again this year and all proceeds will go to HEAL (Helping Every Autistic Life, www.healautismnow.org). The Pub Crawl is on Saturday, October 19 at beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and JCP CARES has a limited number available. To purchase tickets, please contact Kathy Bravo at 655-1040. How do you de ne volunteering?By Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES Students helped out with the 2012 food drive. Durbie (Durbin Creek Elementary Schools mascot) is being sent on a trip around the world! All it will take is 45,000 AR (Accelerated Reader) points. If the entire school can reach this goal by May then the students will be awarded a day of games from Durbies travels around the world. As the school year goes on, each student will be awarded points based on their individual reading accomplishments DCE kicks o Bookin It Around The WorldBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, PTO Corresponding Secretary Flamenco dancers, Irish jig dancer, Chinese drummer and dragon with Principal Sandra McMandon, Assistant Principal Christy Slater and Matt Ostrowsky.and at the end of each quarter they will be able to purchase prizes from Durbies World Market. On Friday, September 20 the school held an assembly to introduce the students to the theme for the year. The students were able to see examples of activities from di erent countries including a Chinese dragon, an Irish dance DCE Bookin It cont. on pg. 23

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Page 22, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best. Creekside students hear this inspirational quote to start each day, at the end of morning announcements, delivered by Principal Randy Johnson. Consistently encouraging excellence from the Creekside student body, Principal Johnson and the entire sta of Creekside High School have been hard at work to make all of our betters our very best. One of the most prominent ways Creekside is working to improve students education is the Common Core State Standards Initiative, set for full launch next school year. Johnson shares, Common Core is a new way of teaching, a new way of learning. It means going deeper into the core content, as opposed to skimming the surface level. Common Core is practiced in 46 states, in a full spectrum of classrooms. Sound familiar? You may know more about Common Core than you think! It gives students the chance to use Socratic Seminar methods, opportunities for project-based learning and the challenge to think, write and articulate their learning. The goal of the initiative is to thoroughly prepare collegeready students for global career competition. Were asking kids to stretch themselves, states Johnson. Three Creekside students have demonstrated such discipline, earning the title of 2014 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Knights Allison Davanzo, Hunter Hayes and Connor Michalski have all three designated themselves as high academic achievers on their PSAT assessment, impressing peers and school sta alike. Impressive as well is the level of involvement Creekside students have been able to achieve in co-curricular clubs and activities on campus. Data shows that 85 percent of students belong to at least one after-school activity, though Principal Johnson encourages a push to 100 percent, highlighting the direct correlation between being plugged-in on campus and successful graduation. We want to make the school more than just the four walls of the classroom. Its about the full high school experience, he explains. Walk-About-Wednesdays are scheduled during lunches in order to present as many of Creeksides 65 clubs to the student population as possible, giving club sponsors and members the opportunity to reach those with potential interest. Speaking of the full high school experience, one fourth of Creeksides population is about to complete their experiences in high school. Looking at the largest senior class yet, Principal Johnson sees great, CHS HappeningsKnight-Side Chats with Principal JohnsonBy Sarah Schreck, CHS Student talented, gifted students, in every facet of the high school, whether it be the arts, performing arts, academics, social clubs or service clubs. One of these students, Sydney Jalali, the reigning Miss Creekside, has a mission of her own in which she hopes to involve as many students as possible. Taking care of all logistics herself, Jalali encourages Creekside stakeholders to contact and join her in writing letters to those far away from home, ghting for our country and its values overseas. Principal Johnson emphasizes this ideal in his own advice to the student body; Try to serve others. When you begin to focus on others, somehow your burdens become lighter. Its not a Bus Stop, Its a Must Stop!School is in session. Please drive carefully.

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 23 GET FIT. TOGETHER.e leaves are falling, now is the time to shed those extra pounds!904.268.5355 fitnesstogether.com/mandarin New clients only. Offer expires 10/31/131 FREE WEEK!1:1 Personal Training or Pack Small Group Training Fall Back into Fitness! MANDARIN 11362 SAN JOSE BLVD, STE 12 Hickory Creek Elementary Sch ool PTO encouraged students to Dig into a Good Book over their summer vacation. Students were asked to keep a log of the title and author of the books they read. The goal of the summer program was to motivate them to read at least ve books. Along with turning in their reading logs, students were asked to donate a book they had nished reading. More than 300 logs were turned in with ve or more books listed. For those children, the PTO hosted a book swap and ice cream social as part of the celebration. During the celebration, they were allowed to pick a book from the donated book pile. They also received ice cream, a book worm button for their lanyard and a free mini golf coupon for Adventure Landing. The kids had a great time and we kept hearing over and over how excited they were to receive a book and have ice cream, said Jen Cury, PTO chair for the summer reading program. There were also 30 $5 gift cards given out as part of a drawing to students who read and logged more than 10 books on their summer reading logs. Congratulations to the top readers. Listed below are all the class winners from each grade level. Kindergarten: Blake Robertson, Carson Koppe, Braden Phillips, Ryan White, Gavin Van Tassel and Reagan Parker First grade: Sarah Rocheleau, J.J. Miller, Megan Bailey, Daniel Bellomo, Connor Heald, Colin Haury and Ben Dolce Second grade: Connor Koppe, James Reid, Janna Lelis, Jackson Phillips, Sarah Craig, Daniel Skraba and Ronan McDonald Third grade: Vivian Stovall, Natalie Blackwell, Brody Michel, Owen Ashenfelder, Manas Gandepalli, Grace Betty Grif n House hosted a vigil on Thursday evening, October 3 in the Plaza in downtown St. Augustine. They honored the victims and survivors of domestic violence in St. Johns County. The names of the deceased were read aloud and two courageous survivors spoke to the crowd about their story of survival. Law enforcement spoke about the need to make domestic violence a talked about crime.Students at HCE dig into good booksBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott THE ONLY PLACE MORE LOVING IS IN YOUR ARMS. Tour your local Goddard School and experience why its the best preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc.s program is AdvancED accredited. SAINT JOHNS 100 Julington Plaza Drive 904-230-2002 GoddardSchool.comLEARNING FOR FUN. LEARNING FOR LIFE.SMCALL TODAY!>The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. License #C07SJ0053 Goddard Systems, Inc. 2013 Ivey and Madison Mills Fourth grade: Darian Thompson, Carley Miller, Samantha Pre er, Gabriel Smith, Vanessa Guiel and Remi Goldberg Fifth grade: Samantha Luttrell, Parker Williams, Troy Craven, Erin Livingston, Lucas Grubbs, Wyatt Bruno and Anushka Patel Students who participated had more than 600 books to choose from. The remaining 300 plus books were donated to Books-A-Go Go through the Bartram Trail Library. BooksA-Go Go is an international organization that collects used and new childrens books and gives them to children from low income families. These books are distributed through schools and organizations that support these children. performance and Flamenco dancers. They also met Durbie, also known as Matt Ostrowsky, DCES library media specialist, who got the students excited to read. What an exciting year these students will have watching Durbie travel and their AR points grow! DCE Bookin It cont. from pg. 21 Domestic violence vigil held

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Page 24, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com Yoga den Yoga Den Studio Beginner and all Level classes: Yoga Basics, Restorative Yoga, Mind Body Yoga, Yin Yoga High energy, heated classes: Power Vinyasa, Bhakti Power, Yogalates, Hard Core, Yoga Burn Prenatal Yoga Sundays at 4pm FREE CPF class every Monday at 11:30am (Yoga for Cancer) Teacher Training at the 200hr and 500hr level, certifying teachers for 10 years Yoga Den Studio and Boutique, Proudly serving Jacksonville and St. Johns for over 11 years! $65 a month unlimited, $5 drop in options, student and military discounts! Nearly 40 classes a week, from 6am to 7:45pm! First class always FREE! www.yoga-den.com (904) 268-8330 Nothing says school spirit like a singing, jumping sea of green-clad students packed like sardines. This is exactly what one can nd on an average Friday night at Nease High School. This year, the NHS student council has completely revamped the student section of the stands at Nease in an attempt to intensify school spirit and unify the student body on game day and its working. Theres 10 times more spirit than last year; last year we didnt have this idea so everyone just came and whoever had spirit had spirit. This year theres been a lot more and our student section might just be the best in the district, said Omar Lasheen. Lasheen, a JV football player, knows the importance of having students uni ed behind the team and is a regular attendee to the varsity games. Personally being a player and stu it would really help me do better, but its just there for people to have a good time. I think its working. They get so loud, its intimidating for the other team and I just think its a good idea, he continued. This new Nease Fanzone, also dubbed The Jungle, unites the attending students and the band in one section of the stadium to create an overwhelmingly exhilarating atmosphere. Graham Hamilton is a member of the Nease High School band and thus has the opportunity to be a part of this school spirit and the Fanzone. Its awesome! Playing in the stands is always a blast, plus having halftime performances and competitions is always an unbelievable experience. Its a lot of work, but de nitely worth it, he remarked. Students seem to be more excited about the game. They seem to love all of the spirit-related aspect of the games, whether it be the football team, the cheerleaders, the dance team or the band. The extra e ort to promote school spirit this year on the part of the band, dance team and cheerleaders hasnt gone unnoticed. Lasheen was one of these students who took note. Last year the student section was on the opposite side of the stadium but this year the students and the band are together, united and its a lot louder, stated Lasheen. Overall its just a loud, chaotic and friendly environment.The WCE PTOs annual Welcome Back Family Fall Festival and tailgate party was a tremendous success. Our children left dirty and tired with huge smiles on their faces. Thats how we measure successby the smiles! Thanks to River of Life United Methodist Church and Providence Church members for volunteering, our teachers and sta who worked all day and stayed late to help us out, students from Pacetti Bay Middle School who gave up a Friday night to work and the parents who volunteered, brought baked goods and donated soda. We couldnt have done it without you. Our families enjoyed bounce houses, Kidz Art, colored hair spray from Great Clips of World Golf Village, face painting, cake walk, ring toss and Boom Science with Greg Nagel. The PTOs next big event Nease HappeningsFanzone provides whole new magnitude of school spirit By Samuel Wright, Nease Student News from Wards CreekBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO Cooper Causey enjoying cotton candy!will be Thursday, October 17. Our annual Spooktacular, which has many of our teachers dressed in costumes reading to the students, the Book Fair and the Business Expo. The Business Expo features many of local businesses and the public is welcome to come, ask questions and watch demonstrations. Its a good way to get to know your neighbor. WWW WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website: October 31Be safe! Watch out for little ghosts and goblins!

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 25 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Memorial Hospital hosted more than 320 men for its annual prostate and colorectal screening event on September 14. Memorial teamed up with the Channel 4 to publicize the importance of men over 50 getting tested for prostate and colorectal cancer. Local urologists donated their time to perform the tests. In years past, about 25 percent of the men who attended the screening were prompted to see their doctors for follow up testing. As a part of the event, visitors were able to get a hands-on look at the da Vinci operating system. The da Vinci o ers prostate cancer patients a minimally invasive option for surgery.Hospital teams up with Channel 4 to o er free screening event The Temple Sisterhood is thrilled to announce that this years annual Mah Jongg tournament will take place on Sunday, November 3. This is the fourth year that this fabulous event will take place in Jacksonville. All Mah Jongg players are welcome to spend a fun lled afternoon while meeting new players. Grab your friends and fellow Mah Jongg players and attend the hottest event in North Florida. Registration will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be three rounds of Mah Jongg games and prizes and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the tournament. Door prizes as well as tournament prizes will be awarded. Mah Jongg items and gifts will also be on sale during the tournament. Registration is $20 and tournament forms are available at the Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard or online at www.thetemplejacksonville. org. The deadline for registration is October 18. Co-chairs Ann Stone and Sheila Horowitz are expecting a huge turnout for this exciting event and encourage all who are interested to send in their completed forms as early as possible. For further information Annual Mah Jongg tournament coming soonor if you have any questions, please call Ann Stone at 5652772 or Sheila Horowitz at 234-7104.Senior NewsLine will appear again in e CreekLine next month! To be included in our November issue, please call 886-4919

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Page 26, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Because you have a choiceThe only locally based nonprot hospice providing compassionate care wherever you call home.Ask for Community Hospice. 904.407.6500 866.253.6681 toll free CommunityHospice.com Community Focused Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 On September 20, AARP Mandarin Chapter 3532 known as the Mandarin AARP Club met at Augustine Landing on Old St. Augustine Road for a program that included a talk by Janet Duvall, community activities coordinator for RSVP of Duval County. The Retired Senior Volunteers Program or RSVP was established in Duval County in 1972 and is one of the largest RSVP projects in the state. The content of Duvalls talk was the di erent opportunities that are available to Mandarin AARP Club makes a di erence for seniors By Karl Kennell Duval County RSVPs Janet Duvall and Marion Bradley of the Mandarin AARP chaptermembers of the Mandarin AARP Club. One particularly interesting activity is the RSVP Tale Tellers program. RSVP Tale Tellers are special volunteers working together to help children learn by reading weekly in Duval County Public Schools pre-kindergartens and kindergartens. This activity is a custom t for the members of the Mandarin AARP Club. The Mandarin AARP Club is not at a loss for volunteer activities. They are one of over 2,100 chapters across the nation. AARP chapters, whose principal objectives and purpose are embodied in the simple motto To serve, not to be served, were started in 1960. With fall approaching, the Mandarin AARP Club has laid out a busy agenda through the December 13 holiday party. At the October 18 meeting, they will be collecting for the Mandarin Food Bank and Mandarin attorney Robert Morgan will be speaking about The importance of Wills and Trusts. On November 15, Lorie Strange, director of the Heart Association of First Coast, will talk about Healthy living and building healthy lives at any age. Members are requested to help others by bringing donations regularly to the meetings. Donations include dog or cat treats, paper towels, cloth towels, bleach, laundry detergent, blankets, rubber gloves and more for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Empty orange colored pill containers are collected for the free clinic at Sulzbacher Center. For Ronald McDonald House, they collect aluminum pull tabs from sodas and canned foods. Any size unopened containers of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes are collected for a homeless shelter. In the past 12 years since the Mandarin AARP Club was established, they have made donations of cash and/or much needed items to more than 20 local charitable organizations. Some of the more notable organizations bene ting from their generosity are the Mandarin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville Humane Society, Sulzbacher Center, Ronald McDonald House, United Community Outreach Ministries, Jewish Family and Community Services and Mandarin Meals on Wheels. Do not think that all these seniors do is volunteer and generously contribute to the success of local charitiesthey also have fun! The atmosphere of the monthly meetings is exuberant. After the guest speaker talks and the business of the club has been conducted, the meeting becomes a social get together with games and refreshments. Club President Marion Bradley says, Though we may be small, we have a big impact in the community and among the seniors who are members. Why not get involved this year and make a di erence in our community? Bradley asks. Make the Mandarin AARP Club the next chapter of your life! If you are over 55 and are interested in learning more about the Mandarin AARP Club, you are invited to come to three meetings prior to joining. This is a perfect way to see how you can enjoy being with other seniors in a rewarding way. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. And by the wayyou dont have to be from Mandarin; any senior can join! Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 27 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its Priceless100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation.ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES 22 Years Experience! For many of those who celebrate Christmas, it always seems to come around just a little bit too soon! But for others, Christmas cant come soon enough. According to Becky Yanni, executive director of the Council on Aging, Christmas really is a time when we see the best in everyone! So, a few years ago, COA started the Christmas Throughout the Year program. That way, we get to see the best in everyone every single day of the year! But we also have a few more traditional holiday fundraisers like COAs Christmas on the River and the Sandbar Santas Bring Christmas to Seniors, an annual holiday event sponsored by Jeannie Berger with the Sandbar Pub in Crescent Beach. Proceeds from each of these events are donated to COAs Care Connection With life expectancies increasing each year and medical costs often rising as adults get older, the senior population has a unique set of needs among them navigating complex medical issues and receiving valuable community support. Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), a full-service social service agency serving both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, has launched Compass to Care, a program designed to address these issues and more. Compass to Care links resources and provides advocacy for seniors and their families. Services provided by Compass to Care include: Conducting comprehensive in-home assessments Helping to navigate complex medical care Accompanying seniors to medical appointments Providing support to families, locally and at a distance Our population of seniors is increasing each year and one of the missions of JFCS is What time is Christmas time, anyway?By Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Aging, St. Johns CountyProgram. Care Connection keeps a list of seniors and their needs and the funds are distributed according to priority. Just how does each program work? Heres the rundown: Christmas Throughout the Year is a donation program. For most elders who live alone on a xed income, the gifts they really want are not limited to the holiday season, are of a very practical nature and usually involve help with the basic necessities of daily lifesuch as an electric fan to use during the summer months, a space heater in the winter or some help with yard work or home maintenance. Christmas Throughout The Year helps to ensure that our elder neighbors have access to lifes necessities not just during the holiday season, but all throughout the year. Anyone who makes a nancial gift to COA can request that the funds be assigned to the COA Christmas Throughout the Year Program Christmas on the River is a more traditional holiday party. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday wreaths are handmade by local orists, civic organizations, garden clubs, 4-Hers, Master Gardeners and other church and youth groups and then donated for a fantastic wreath auction held each year at River House. Another highlight of the evening is the very popular wine tasting. Additional refreshments and libations are available during the evening to help keep participants on their toes when the bidding gets hot...and it always does! Tickets are $35 per person and this year the event is slated for Sunday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at River House, located at 179 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The Sandbar Santas Bring Christmas To Seniors is an annual fundraiser sponsored by Jeannie Berger with the Sandbar Pub in Crescent Beach and features celebrity bartenders and a delicious sh fry with all the southern-style trimmings! Tickets to the event are very reasonably priced and include the meal. All party-goers are encouraged to tip generously though, since all gratuities and proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the COA Care Connection Program. Gifts are purchased from those funds and hand delivered to elder recipients by Sandbar Santas elves themselves! So, if the Christmas revelry seems to arrive a little too soon for you this year, why not just give up and give in? You could de nitely add a little much-needed pre-holiday jolly to someones day! (Including yours!) For more information about Christmas giving, please contact Council on Agings Jane Faybik at 209-3687 or email her at jfaybik@stjohnscoa. com. And be sure to visit www. coasjc.com. Happy Holidays! Compass to Care program launchesto help people from all areas of life, said JFCS Executive Director Colleen Rodriguez. We have found that many seniors have unmet needs in the way of information and support, and Compass to Care has been designed to ll in those gaps.JFCS was founded in 1917 and provides a wide variety of programs and services to children, families and seniors. The agency is committed to helping people help themselves, and it serves people from all walks of life. For more information about JFCS or its other programs, visit www.jfcsjax.org or call 394-5727. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Four business partners sponsored and awarded classroom grants through the PTO Business Partners Program. The parents in attendance literally watched funds Business Partners provide classroom grants to CCE teachersBy Contributing Writers Marcy James, CCE PTOgo directly from a local business into the hands of a teacher. The four local businesses that funded the grants are St. Johns Learning, Perce Orthodontics, Nemetz Dental Associates and Drs. Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry. Jan Wilson, CCE PTO president stated, We are fortunate to have such a wonderfully supportive business community here in NW St. Johns. These businesses understand the importance of investing in our children and our local schools. Their investment has a direct impact in our classrooms. Nemetz Dental Associates Classroom Grant. Dr. Marinela Nemetz has a long history with CCE. She has volunteered her time to provide oral hygiene instruction to the students for seven years. She generously supports CCE with her time and her contributions. This grant went to Jennifer Pelkeys second grade class for the purchase of Brian P. Cleary books. Pelkey stated, The books teach di erent parts of speech in fun ways. The books introduce young readers to different types of words through rhyming and illustrations of comical cats. The books truly engage the students and get them excited about learning and understanding all the di erent ways words can be used. Drs. Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry Classroom Grant. Drs. Weaver and Stratton have more than a 30 year presence in Jacksonville. In 2011 they opened a second o ce at Bartram Oaks Walk to serve St. Johns families. There is fun at every turn, even in the dental chair itself because TVs are in the ceiling above each patient! Heidy Weavers fth grade class received this grant to fund an archaeological dig. Weaver has joined forces with Ti ney Wolfe, who has created replicas of historical objects found in Florida and along our coast. Along with her partner, Kathy Vance, they have given children a hands-on perspective on how objects are found and the stories behind them. This dig in the dirt is an excellent way to teach children how math, reading, writing, science and history can come together in a real-world experience. St. Johns Learning Classroom Grant. St. Johns Learning provides skilled help to struggling students in a speci c subject or a boost to make good students even better. Each instructor has over 25 years of experience in Education in Florida. Owner Kathy Gilmore presented the grant to Jennifer Whalens ESE (Exceptional Student Education or Special Needs) Class. Whalen explained, The grant paid for See Touch Learn Pro, which is a communication device that can also be used to create vocabulary and reading lessons; Phonics and Reading with McGu ey, which allows students to learn the sounds letters make individually and within words; and all issues of News 2 U by the makers of Unique Learning. These newsletters are adapted to t the needs of our classroom and enable students to learn about what is going on in our world. Perce Orthodontics Classroom Grant. Dr. Shawn M. Perce, a board-certi ed orthodontist, has been serving this community for nine years and has generously and consistently given back to CCE, where many of his patients attend. The grant was awarded to Mandy Underwoods rst grade class for the purchase of Storia. Underwood stated, Storia is an e-book app from Scholastic. With this app, all books purchased to add to our class e-book library will be accessed by each of my students. We will read these books during our Listen to Reading time and during our partner reading time. These books can also be accessed at home. The PTO is grateful to each of these partners who, year after year, invest in not just CCE, but all the area schools. Builder wins gold award in Parade Of Homes tian Kuhn. The three-bedroom, twobath Charleston model features an open, spacious oor plan and re ects the charm and vintage feel of traditional architecture with modern living. The gourmet kitchen includes granite countertops, oversized island and 42-inch cabinetry and opens up to a large dining area and gathering room. The Charleston features covered front and rear porches and a summer kitchen that extends the living areas to the outdoors. Dennis Homes also includes energy e cient tankless water heaters, R-13 wall insulation and R-38 ceiling insulation as standards. The Charleston is priced from the low $200s. Jennifer Pelkey, Jennifer Whalen, Mandy Underwood and Heidy Weaver. 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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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 31 11111-50 San Jose Blvd. (next to Steinmart) Jacksonville, FL 32223904.880.8499 H H H H H H H H H H H H Bring in this ad, before 11/15/13 to register H H H H H H H H H H H H Faithfully serving Jacksonville for over 35 years! We can help you turn your home into a showplace! Their Sale price is our everyday low price! With competitive rates and personal service, its no wonder more drivers trust State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in1001142.1State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.comFLORIDA. Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Brad Johnson, Bolles president and head of school, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Lamkins, Ed.D. to the newly created position of chief technology o cer. In this role, Dr. Lamkins will work with the schools leaders and existing information technology and integration teams to oversee technology infrastructures on all four Bolles campuses. Additionally, she will manage the development and implementation of the schools vision for academic and functional technology resources. I am eager for Jennifer to arrive at Bolles, build our current technology action plan and further our All Things Possible environment, Johnson said. Lamkins comes into the position with a strong 20-year background in technology integration, classroom teaching, professional development in instructional technology and This months movie review belongs to the lm Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, an adventure fantasy for adults and teens to enjoy. Danger is coming to Camp Half-Blood, the only area where the children of the Olympian gods can train and learn to control their gifts. Percy Jackson, Annabeth and Grover are back, played respectively by Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson, and they are determined to be a part of the quest to nd the Golden Fleece to help save the tree that protects the camp. They are joined by newcomers Clarisse and Tyson, portrayed by Leven Rambin and Douglas Smith. Percy not only nds himself involved in a new quest, but in his search he also learns the larger legacy he is to be a part of, as well as discovering that he has a Cyclops as a half-brother. Clarisse is assigned to the quest but as the situation develops, more help is needed. What quest does not have obstacles? From the depths of the sea to an ancient amusement park, the group battles their way to nd the means to save the camp. Their nemesis, Luke, is back to aid the destruction and pave the way for what could lead to the rise of the titans. Zeuss father is waiting for any opportunity to retake his place in the world. Thor Freudenthal directed this lm in a lighter fashion than the predecessor, but with plenty of action and drama. While the mainly young group of actors is still developing their talents, the bits by more established performers keep the pace entertaining. Hermes, played by Nathan Fillion, aids the quest and adds comedy with squabbling snakes and a reference to his past failed series. Stanley Tucci portrays Professor D, for Dionysius, the god of wine, as a camp counselor and though he may seldom remember names, his sarcasm has hidden clues. The lm stays mainly true to the Bolles appoints chief technology o cer technology development. For the past ve years, Lamkins has been the technology integration specialist at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. While there, she supported faculty professional development in instructional technology, developed training materials, provided support to faculty and students for a progressive online learning management system, explored new technologies, acted as a liaison between the faculty and the computer services area and taught technology, as well as non-technology, classes. Lamkins also held the position of assistant professor at California State University Long Beach where she continues to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in K-12 educational technology as an adjunct professor. As a teacher of 25-plus years, I am excited to join the Bolles community and work with such a warm, vibrant leadership team in addition to the dedicated, talented educators and students, Lamkins said. Lamkins received her doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University; She has a masters degree in teaching from Sacred Heart University. She received her bachelors degree in communication arts from The College of New Rochelle. Additionally, Dr. Lamkins studied liberal arts at Magdalen College in Bedford, New Hampshire. Lamkins will begin working at The Bolles School in midOctober, Johnson said.Movie ReviewPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersDirected by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Douglas Smith and Leven Rambin. Review by T. G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) series of books by Rick Riordan, though there is de nitely artistic license taken with the development of the storyline. The action utilizes mythical creatures and reminds you these are not average teenagers and their goals are for the greater good. I look forward to the next lm. Family Bingo for Books Saturday, October 19 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919

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Not only will this designation assist with future state grant applications, but paddling trails additionally raise environmental awareness, create a sense of place, If you have more than one child, there is likely bickering, tattling or complaining in your house. Heck, even if you only have one if they have a friend over frequently, you still probably hear bickering and complaining! Our house has had more than our share of bickering lately. Big brother happens to bump against his sister every time he passes by. She makes sure we all know about every single bump by tattle-yelling*. Both parties are guilty. With every interaction, both grow more irritated with the other. Hiding on the other side of the house, I really just want to roll my eyes and pretend like I didnt hear anything... which is clearly impossible since theyre being so loud our pastor 10 miles away can likely hear every word! No, I cannot ignore the bickering this time. Instead, Im to teach my children that love overlooks o ences. Sometimes brothers play too roughly. Sometimes sisters are too sensitive. 1 Peter 4:8 is helping our sibling relationships, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. While it would be easier to shut my door and wish we could fast forward a few years until one of these two moved out, that would not teach either of them to be a good neighbor, friend, spouse or parent. Parents, we have to keep the long view in mind when were parentingwe are raising adults and what we teach our children now can shape them later in life! Today, Lauren came in my room with another complaint. It was perfect timing because I was ironing and Daddys dirty socks were on the oor from the night before. I asked if she thought I should be mad at Daddy for leaving his socks on the oor. Does that help me feel better? Does it help move the socks into the dirty laundry basket? Does it help Daddy and me grow closer together? Fortunately, she thought the whole idea of being mad at Daddy over socks was ridiculous and we laughed together. When I segued into her relationship with her brother, I saw in my precious daughters face that she saw how silly the bickering is. Id love my children to get along so we can enjoy life Purposeful ParentingBy Contributing Writer Allie OlsenTeen Anime Club Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 29 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The Teen Anime Club is having a Halloween party and well be viewing a creepy anime feature. Wearing a costume isnt required, but its de nitely encouraged. Party refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library. together. But even more importantly, I want them to see that living with one another in an understanding way now will help them love their friends, roommates and spouses later. Im grateful for the guidance I nd in the Bible to overlook and cover the multitude of silly, but annoying, sins of those I love. The bickering hasnt stopped. But the dialog has started. Respect doesnt just happen in the classroom or on the playground. Respect begins at home. In case youre one of the lucky few who have never experienced tattle yelling, its when one sibling corrects the other in a voice loud enough to ensure you hear all about it. BEN! Please dont bump into me when you walk by! St. Johns River becomes an o cial State Paddling Trailpromote good health through outdoor recreation, and increase nature-based tourism to help boost economic growth for communities adjoined to the blueway. This past July, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to support this initiative presented by the St. Johns River Alliance. For additional information, please contact the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department at 209-0324. 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www.thecreekline.com October 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 COVENANTPRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Our prayer for Covenant is that we will be a church which reaches into the community with the hope of the gospel, worships God with reverence and awe, and disciples the church that we may grow in holiness as He who called us is holy. 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.com or 287-3223FAITHCOMMUNITYCHURCH Trunk or TreatThursday, October 31 6:30 pm 8:30 pmat Faith Community Church Candy, Games, Costume Contests for all ages Apple Pie Eating and Cupcake Eating Contests Please preregister for Contests at http://fcctrunkortreat.eventzilla.net t River of Life United Methodist Church, located at 2600 Race Track Road, will host its 12th annual Pumpkin Patch through October 31. Come out and enjoy the fall atmosphere while picking out your pumpkins and gourds for your fall displays, cooking and of course carving your jack-o-lanterns and the free games and activities. We also provide eld trips for schools, day cares, play groups, scouts or any other groups by appointment, limited times. The eld trip groups will learn how pumpkins are grown, play a couple of games/activities, decorate your purchased pumpkin and plant a pumpkin seed. Please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 if you wish to schedule your group. 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.Unity Church for Creative Living, in the heart of Julington Creek Plantation, is on ve and a half acres of wooded gardens at the corner of Race Track Road and Flora Branch. We o er a Farmers Market on Saturday and church services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. We also provide classes and workshops on a variety of spiritual subjects, including yoga on Monday evening, drum circle on Saturday afternoon and chanting on Tuesday evening. We are part of an international movement called Unity Worldwide Ministries, founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889. Our Unity publication, Daily Word, o ers insight and inspiration to help people of all faiths live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. Also, our 24/7 telephone prayer ministry, Silent Unity, 800-669-7729 has prayed with thousands continuously during our 120 years. Charles Fillmore dubbed our movement Practical Christianity, because we seek to live our Truth: That we are one with each other and with our Creator. Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer and meditation to change our lives. We believe in the teachings of Jesus, that we are born in original blessing, not original sin, and as we follow Jesus teachings of love, forgiveness and compassion, we nd the Kingdom of Heaven here and now. Our services include Bible passages incorporated into the Sunday message as stories of our spiritual journey and personal growth. We also recognize there are many paths to God and we honor and respect the traditions of Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. Like the Zen masters, Greet and Creek! The Reform Temple, Congregation Ahavath Chesed, is coming to the Julington Creek area. New and prospective members are invited to a dinner on Saturday, October 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. We will begin the evening with beverages and appetizers, enjoy dinner and conclude with a Havdalah service and dessert. Please call the Temple o ce at 733-7078 for more information. River of Life United Methodist Church, located at 2600 Race Track Road, will host their 14th annual Free Family Fall Festival on October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy local school choirs and bands, grab a free hotdog, chips, and drinks, let the children enjoy a hayride, train ride, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and other activities. Handicapped parking will be at the church; all other parking will be Julington Creek Elementary School with at hayride down to the church or if you are close and want to ride your bike, we will have bicycle parking. If you have any questions, please contact the church at 230-2955. The Council on Aging (COA) Memory Enhancement Program is currently in several locations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra and is expanding to the Fruit Cove Baptist Church starting in October 2013. COA Memory Enhancement is a therapeutic, dynamic program for individuals with memory changes or impairments. The program takes place in a facilitated and supportive group setting and includes a wide variety of activities designed to support overall brain function, but best of all, its fun and it works! Please call Michele Sanchez, memory enhancement program manager at 729-9535 or visit www.memorysourcesjc.com for more information. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, located at 5950 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, will host their yearly Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us for international food, hayrides, ra es, games, shopping, loads of childrens events, music, entertainment and just plain fun. Remember to pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch before you go home! For more information, please visit www.olgc-church.org/harvestfestival.htm.Local church is spiritual not religiousBy Contributing Writer Reverend Mona Krane, Unity Church for Creative LivingUnity recognizes that we are responsible not for what happens to us in our lives, but for how we respond to what happens. We believe in personal responsibility. Co-founder of the Unity movement, Charles Fillmore, selected the term Unity because he believed in the power of diversity (unity) in religious practice. We honor the diversity of our members, as re ected in age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We believe God as the loving source of all that is extends to all without exception. We de ne ourselves as spiritual not religious because we seek a personal relationship with God. Our Sunday services include a youth message, congregational prayer, meditation, song and a metaphysical spiritual teaching. Each service concludes with joining in a circle to sing the Peace Song. Join us for services, you will nd our message meaningful, our music moving and our fellowship fun! For more information about Unity Church for Creative Living, please contact Rev. Mona Krane at 287-1505. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.comIf you can nd a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark

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Page 34, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com The Pacetti Bay Middle Schools Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) plans to raise a minimum of $40,000 this school year with at least half of those funds going to educational enhancements. The PTSO board met on September 11 in the schools media center for its rst meeting of the school year and a priority was passing the budget. PTSO President Debbie Adams said school fundraisers will include the fall cookie dough and bag sales, fall and spring dances, the Arts Around the World, membership drive, spirit wear and possibly a few new projects. The two largest fundraisers at the moment are the recruitment of business partners and new members. Both of these projects will extend through October. Tracie Wilson is the business partner contact and her goal is at least $11,000, but she is striving to exceed that amount. 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In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada. Pacetti Bay PTSO creates budget for new school yearBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, PTSO Corresponding Secretarying membership this year. She is organizing a contest to motivate families to sign up. The contest started in October and spans four weeks. At the end of the contest, the homerooms in each grade level with the highest number of PTSO memberships will get an ice cream treat during lunch. The teachers also get a special thank you reward. As of the September PTSO meeting, of the 1,045 Pacetti students enrolled, there were already 357 students with memberships. Last year, there were around 375 families total and that was a record high. Memberships are $15 per family; if at least 400 families join the PTSO, it will generate $6,000 for school projects. There will be some changes in fundraising this year. One annual fundraiser, the Enjoy the City coupon book, is being dropped from the lineup, Adams said. However, the PTSO is considering working with Bozard Ford on two projects later this year, as well as a mini-golf tournament at World Golf Village. At least half of the target $40,000 (or more) raised will go to educational enhancements. In the past, those have included a security system, projectors, trophy case and murals and much more. Further, the PTSO will use the money to pay for the eighth grade dinner and Sta Appreciation Week and other unmet needs that come up during the year. During the PTSO meeting, Principal Sue Sparkman gave her monthly report and thanked the group for helping to ll a nancial gap of thousands of dollars for new computers that were installed recently. Because of budget cuts, money was not available to buy this updated technology. Online testing requires a lot of computers, she said. Sparkman also updated the group on the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and new teachers at the school. About 20 joined Pacetti from throughout the nation, with a detailed process behind hiring each one of them. She complimented the students this year as being polite and caring as shes watched them interact in the hallways. I could just not be prouder of our students, Sparkman said. Communication was another topic at the meeting. The school is updating its website to be more user friendly and it will be online soon, Sparkman said. The Pacetti Bay PTSO is increasing its communication e orts on its Facebook page and THISISWHATAHEARTATTACKFEELSLIKETOAWOMAN.(UNUSUALUPPERBODYPAIN,ORDISCOMFORTINONEORBOTHARMS,BACK,SHOULDER,NECK, JAWORUPPERPARTOFTHESTOMACH) OtherHeartAttackSymptomstoWatchOutFor:Chestpain,discomfort,pressureorsqueezing,liketheresatonofweighton youShortnessofbreathNauseaLight-headednessorsuddendizziness UnusualfatigueBreakingoutinacoldsweat Ifyouexperienceanyoneofthesesymptoms,dontmake excusesforthem.MaketheCall.DontMissaBeat. Tolearnmore,visitWomensHealth.gov/HeartAttack the PTSO will contact families directly through the emails provided on their membership forms. Anyone can visit the Facebook page and click like to get the latest PTSO news, which will be updated frequently this school year. 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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 35 Community MarketplaceAttention Small Businesses!!!For just $39 per issue you can reach 25,000+ addresses (min. of 6 issues) Call 886-4919 today! The CreekLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 Massage TherapyAlicia Hunter LMTOnly $50 an hour #MM12329/MA53865 Neuromuscular Therapy ( 904 ) 514 5788www .hunter l mt. c omA New U Massage located in San Jose Office Center, Next to Sonnys and Ace Hardware$5 OFF with this ad. Service Associate The UPS Store on SR 13 in Fruit Cove. Part time; retail/customer service experience required; must be over 18 and able to work 8-hour shifts 3 days/week, plus some Saturdays. Call Doug at 230-8881, or email store3927@theupsstore.com. MRI Technologist PRN Job Description: Performs all MRI scans and related duties in the absence of and under the supervision of the MRI Manager in accordance with all policies and procedures. Requires independent judgment and initiative with ability to scan on Philips MRI systems specializing in Orthopaedics. Will train as necessary. Quali cations: Must be MRI and CPR certi ed. Prefer at least 2 yrs. experience in MRI. Philips experience a plus. Licensed in State of Florida required. Required Skills: Must be able to work independently with emphasis on patient care and attention to detail. Please email your rsum and cover letter to humanresources@oastaug.com or fax at 904.209.1035 Indulge www.areyoureadytoindule.com has new owners! We are looking for experienced hair stylists with a following to join us. Commission and/or booth rentals. If interested, contact Nina Stelfox @ 904-657-9190 Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for Happy, Energetic Part Time help to enhance our Public Sessions and Birthday Party experiences. Skate Guards start at $8.00 an hour and you must be a strong ice skater. Birthday Hostesses start at $8.00 per hour plus TIPS. 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If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Part Time Flexible hours. Applicants must live in the 32259 and 32092 area. Adult applicants only. Call Robin at 687-9610 F/T assistant needed for doctors of ce. M, T, W, F & Saturday morning. Please fax resume to 904-683-4378. P/T massage therapist needed for M,W,F afternoons from 1-6pm. Please send resume to 904-683-4378. The Academy at Julington Creek is looking for VPK Assistant Teachers and an Infant Lead Teacher. 45 DCF hours required and CDA for Leads. Come join our wonderful team of teachers! 904-230-8200 JOB Finder Looking for a job in NW St.Johns County? Heres where you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.thecreekline.comFREE Help WantedNearly 300 Florida 4-H youth and volunteers attended this years Florida 4-H Congress in Gainesville. This week long experience known as 4-H Congress is a culmination of events for Floridas 4-H youth. Held on the campus of the University of Florida, Congress provides an opportunity for youth to compete at the state level in public speaking, demonstrations and illustrated talks, horticulture identi cation and judging, performing arts and fashion. In addition to these competitive events, youth interview for college scholarships, take part in community service projects and engage in a variety of educational workshops and science exploration tracks. Florida 4-H is the o cial youth development program of the University of Florida IFAS Extension. St. Johns County 4-H youth took center stage for a number of state events at 4-H Congress this year. Cady Smith was awarded a Blue Ribbon for her medieval gown entry and scores earned on the clothing and textile skill-a-thon at the 4-H State Fashion Revue. Laura Bradley and Abby Kulpa both earned Blue Ribbons at the State Public Speaking Contest. Bradley was recognized with a second place state award for her speech Fatherless to First Lady and Kulpa took home the third place state award for her What 4-H has Taught Me speech. Delany Bolton and Amira Kennedy earned a Blue Ribbon and top honors in the Plant Connections category for their demonstration about grafting rose bushes. Ashely Wibbing was awarded a Red Ribbon for her demonstration on Butter ies. Team members Ellie Leach, Kulpa, Cady Smith and Jared Smith placed rst in the State Horticulture Identi cation and Judging contest. Leach also earned the top individual score, Kulpa was awarded the second place highest individual score and Cady Smith took home the third place individual award. This team is currently preparing for the National Horticulture Contest in October in Williamsburg Virginia. Kulpa was also awarded a 4-H award trip to National 4-H Congress in which she will travel with a group of Florida 4-H teens to Atlanta Georgia in November. Mark Bradley was awarded the Nettie Ruth Brown State Scholarship for $1,000 for his top notch Senior Portfolio submission and interview session. Jared Smith was appointed State Council Parliamentarian by his peers on the Florida 4-H State Council. He will ful ll this role in addition to serving as the District VI Council President. Interested in learning more about 4-H in St. Johns County? Go to: http://stjohns.ifas.u edu/4-h.shtml or call the 4-H Of- ce at 209-0430. Florida 4-H teens share week of service, scholarshipBy Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Services, St. Johns County Extension Agent American Heritage Girls is a nonpro t scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization o ers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young American Heritage Girls coming to Mandarin!women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. Starting this fall 2013, there will be a new branch of American Heritage Girls in Mandarin. We will be meeting Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please look for our upcoming registration night. We can be found on Facebook; look for AHG Troop 1512 for more information. To nd out more about American Heritage Girls, you can also go online to www.ahgonline.org or contact Dee Shera at ahg 1512@gmail.com.

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Page 36, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com 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! Each day about 2,000 United States workers su er the pain of an avoidable, job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many industries have known increased risks for eye injuries. Statistics show that three out of ve workers that experienced an eye injury were wearing either the wrong kind of eye protection or no protection at all at the time of their accident. John Donovan, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, Unfortunately, we see a signi cant number of patients with eye injuries. These injuries range from debris in the eye to scratches on the cornea to everything in between. While an eye injury is painful, it is important that you dont rub your eye or try to remove foreign objects yourself as these attempts Over the summer, brothers Brandon and Ryan Canaday brought to fruition their projects to achieve Eagle Scout rank. Brandon and Ryan are Life Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 225 chartered by Geneva Presbyterian Church in St. Johns. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in scouting, a service project that bene ts the community must be completed. The Canaday brothers are both volunteers with the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustines Ministry of Disabilities that provides a summer camp experience for children and adults with disabilities each year. They wanted to contribute to the camp in some way and met with the director, Rebecca Aleman, to nd out what could be done. The director said that she had always wished for an outdoor seating area and stage to hold camp activities. With their mission identi- ed, the brothers set to work. Over several weeks, the scouts spent hours designing, drawing plans, writing and presenting proposals, fundraising and obDistrict IV of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the St. Johns County Extension Service will sponsor this exciting 11th annual horticultural event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be held at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine, near Interstate 95 and State Road 16. The program is chock full of great information for the Florida gardener. Topics include : Growing and cooking with herbs, Gardening in containers to conserve resources, Trendy succulents and Care and bene ts of trees. Plants and accessories will be available October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Creekside High School swim and dive team had several events earlier in the month to raise money to help ght the battle of breast cancer. The Knights held a coin drive at school from October 1 through October 8. The swimmers of both Creekside and Ponte Vedra sold and wore dedicated pink caps for their dual meet on October 8 at Winston Family YMCA During this meet the swimmers will participated in combined team Breast stroke relay races. The Knights will also have dedicated luminaries available for sale at each of their home swim meets through October 25; these will be lit during the Creekside vs. St. Augustine football game on October 25. All proceeds collected during the month of October will be donated to the Little Pink GardenFest 2013: A gardening extravaganza!for purchase at bargain prices. Speakers are Extension Agents, Master Gardeners and a Certi- ed Master Arborist. Master Gardeners should check with their particular county agent regarding number of Continuing Education Units. Registration is only $10 and morning refreshments and drinks for lunch will be provided. You may bring your own lunch or we will prepare a lunch for you for only $5 more. Pre-registration is needed to be assured of lunch. To register or to receive more information, please call the registrar, Rachel Wilson, at 272-4252, or the event chairman, Art Burnett, at 282-4981. See you at GardenFest!CHS swim and dive team thinks pinkBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernanHouses of Hope organization. This organizations mission is to promote breast cancer recovery by o ering opportunities for survivors to reconnect and celebrate life. They provide free week-long beach vacations for breast cancer patients and their families. They believe a cancer diagnosis does not just a ect just the patient, but the entire family. Every beach retreat is designed to help families relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during the cancer journey. Your support would greatly be appreciated whether it is the sales of dedicated luminaries or by making an online donation directly to www.littlepink.org. Please contact a member of the CHS swim and dive team if youd like any further information or to make a purchase or donation. Together we can help families that are battling breast cancer.Tips to eliminate eye injury preventioncould cause further damage. Eye injuries should be examined by a medical eye doctor (Eye MD) who will assess your eye and provide the appropriate care to help your eye heal properly. The following tips may help prevent eye injuries: 1. When you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes, be sure to wear safety glasses. 2. If you are welding or near someone else who is welding, be sure to wear a mask or goggles designed speci cally for welding purposes. 3. When playing sports such as hockey, racquetball or paintball that involve the risk of a blow to the eye, special sports eyewear should be worn. Protective eyewear can prevent sports-related eye injuries more than 90 percent of the time. 4. Your eyes can be injured from sun glare while boating, sunbathing or skiing. Use proper eye protection by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays and by wearing broadbrimmed hats. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: laser cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Two boy scouts, two brothers, two projects, one goalBy Contributing Writer Cheryl Canadaytaining supplies and volunteers. Brandon Canadays project was to provide outdoor seating for 90 that was accessible to wheelchairs. He gathered 15 volunteers, including friends and family as well as fellow scouts and adults from Troop 225, for two full days of work. They constructed 12 benches of varying lengths, arranged them to create an aisle with six on each side and set them with concrete in the ground. Ryan Canadays project took place a few weeks later. He constructed a 12 by 16 foot stage with a ramp graded appropriately for persons using a wheelchair. He led a team of 24 volunteers that worked a combined 121 hours over three days to complete the stage. When his project was nished Ryan Canaday stated, I am glad to have been able to make a contribution to this camp that will be used for years to come. Food for the volunteers was provided by Larrys Giant Subs, Bruccis Pizza, Vinos Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza. Partial funding for the construction supplies was provided by Hagan Ace Hardware, The Home Depot and a power auger was donated by Sunbelt Rentals. The outdoor seating area and stage were immediately utilized for the remaining sessions of Camp I am Special, Camp Promise and Camp Care this summer. It is a dream come true, said Aleman. The brothers work was recognized by the Diocese of St. Augustine at a celebration on August 6 when Bishop Estevez blessed the projects. During the celebration, Brandon and Ryan Canaday expressed their gratitude to all the local businesses for their donations, to the Knights of Columbus for their monetary donations and to individuals who donated their time, talent and treasure to make this project become a reality. Brandon Canaday said, It has been my honor to and serve this ministry that provides such a great summer camp for people with disabilities in our community.got news?editor@thecreekline.com 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! HOW AWARE ARE YOU? October is the month for breast cancer awareness. LIMITED EDITION ROSEMARY MINT HAND RELIEF ~ AVEDA will donate $4 per purchase. STREAK FOR PINK ~ $5 pink hair extensions. Sport your support (or $20 for 5) FOUNTAIN OF HOPE Clean out your wallet of loose change and bills and donate to make a wish for A Cure! TIE ONE ON ~ With a $5 donation, tie a ribbon on our tree for a loved one & enjoy a pink lady beverage during your stay. Fundraising Masterminded by Carl www.getpanache.com JULINGTON CREEK 904.209.13202758 Racetrack Rd. Publix Plantation PlazaTUES~FRI : 9AM-8PM SAT : 9AM-7PM

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 37 Julington Creek1633 Race Track Road #101 Jacksonville, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988M-F 8-8, Sat-Sun 8-5 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! URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility As a Tiger Cub, Dalton Rust announced to his parents, Im going to be an Eagle Scout someday and sure enough, he reached that goal on August 9, 2013 during a ceremony at his home church of Fruit Cove Baptist. Rust is Dalton Rust of Troop 280 receives Eagle Scout awardBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsthe son of Bill and Reisha Rust of Fruit Cove. He joined as one of the very rst group of scouts to make up Troop 280 in February of 2009, earning numerous merit badges along the way. He was also elected to the Order of the Arrow in Dalton RossThe 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 Kyle Corbett, Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Julian Beke, Joshua Murphy, Coach Kevin Corbett and assistant Coach Arianna Corbett. September of 2010 and was inducted into the Brotherhood of OA in early 2011. Rust has served in many leadership roles within the troop over the years from patrol leader to Senior Patrol leader over the entire troop. He has also participated in many high-adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, canoeing the Suwannee River and backpacking trips over the years, as well as numerous fundraising and community service activities. He was even the rst in the troop to earn nights of camping. He is a student at Creekside High School. Rusts Eagle Scout project helped beautify a local pond area by planting 12 trees and installing two benches for people to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Many friends and family helped him raise money along with a few businesses: Dr. Shawn Perce, Black Creek Out tters, Setzer and Cochran and also a big thank you to Tim Conlan from Auld and White Constructors. Since earning his Eagle Award, Rust stays active in Troop 280 assisting in leadership and continuing to advance while working to earn Eagle Palms. Eagle Palms are additional awards that may be earned by a scout after achieving the rank of Eagle up until their 18th birthday. We applaud Dalton Rust for his hard work in achieving this award and wish him the best in all of his endeavors. 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.

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Page 38, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com General Household Pest Control Termite Control & Fumigation Mosquito Reduction Lawn, Shrub and Tree Applications Free Inspection & Estimates f l a p e s t c o m 3 9 6 5 8 0 5 Explore for T reasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Dont Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 www.StAugustineFleaMarket.com 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) 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 This year, the 18th annual Dinner for the Birds will be on Thursday, October 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, located at 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. It will be a great way to spend Halloween. The Raintree balances quality food with an intimate yet open ambiance situated in a century-old Victorian home built in 1879. The owners donate the use of their private upstairs dining room (limited to 50 people) for this worthwhile, elegant event. Meet trained unreleasable birds. Before dinner, HAWKE Wildlife President Melanie Cain-Stage gives an exciting live wildlife program with owls, hawks, a swallow-tailed kite, a kestrel and Poe the Albino Crow. Cain-Stage, a dedicated wildlife rehabilitator since 1979, will walk around for a close-up look at these unique creatures. This is a popular event and sells out fast. This years fourcourse meal is ahi tuna carpaccio with wakame, mixed baby green salad served with applewalnut and raspberry vinaigrette, entre of roast pork tenderloin with sweet onion saut, served with mashed potatoes and a roasted corn ragout (or call ahead for a veggie entree), ending with pumpkin crme brle and tea or co ee. A great cash bar is available. You must have a paid advance reservation to attend this private dinnerseats will sell out fast! Buy your reservation online with a credit card at www.hawkewildlife.org or send a check to HAWKE, PO Box 188, Elkton FL 32033 or call 6921777.Spooky live creatures, owls and fun!For Halloween and to express your creative spirit, we are having a wildlife creature mask contest. The mask can be held up like the ones on a stick or wear a tie-on mask. No, you do not have to participate, but it will be fun if you do and you may win a prize. The dinner guests will pick the winner, who will get their choice of a prize for rst and second place. Please share this event information with your friends and encourage them to join you for a unique, unforgettable experience. Price for the event, with tip and co ee/tea included, is only $70 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Become a HAWKE member now and come to our membersonly open house on Sunday, November 10, for a personal tour of our indoor and outdoor facility, including Cherokee the bobcat, river otters, turtles, falcons and hawks, owls and more. You will get a discount for this event and our Dine on the Wild Side at the Alligator Farm on Saturday, May 17, 2014. HAWKE is an established and well-respected 501(3) notfor-pro t, licensed with the state for Class 2 and 3 mammals and with the federal government for migratory birds including eagles and endangered species and education permits for unreleasable birds of prey. Since 1987, HAWKE has given a second chance for life to thousands of wild birds, mammals and reptiles. HAWKE is experiencing a nancial crisis and needs funds now to pay for expenses. We look forward to seeing you at our functions and welcome you as a member.Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com School Bus SafetySource: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. On a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting.

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 39 The CreekLine APP is now LIVE!Available for both ITunes and Google Play!Were proud to give our loyal readers an easy way to digitally access The CreekLine. A new, simple-to-use app will allow you to read each edition in its entirety on your tablet. TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com End of Summer Clearance Sale!45 gallon Crape Myrtle 12-14 ft tall trees!!! Regularly priced at $249 Now on Sale for just $100 EACH!!!Sale Ends October 31, 2013We oer Delivery and Installation on all trees! 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: 10/31/135% discount on pool nish when installing a new pool nishEXP: 10/31/13 Its been just over a month since school began and already Nease athletes are dominating in their sports! Football, cross country, volleyball and swimming and diving have taken o and made Panthers proud. With a record of 2-2, the football team continues their training with one goal in mind: to win districts. With victories against West Nassau and Fernandina Beach and good team chemistry, the morale is fantastic. Talking to these boys, there was a strong appreciation when The Jungle was mentioned. A giant student section lled with kids cheering, screaming and clapping really boosts the players motivation to win. Also, identical shirts and marching in behind the band is another way Nease shows its power on the eldso overall, the FanZone and Jungle have been a total success. With excited fans who ll the stadium, motivated players who work well together and coaches (Coach Matthews, Coach Yarborough, Coach Brighton, Coach Smith and Coach Fines) who will lead them to victory, its sure to be a great season. Besides Ponte Vedra, Bartram Trail is another big rival for the boys, but they said theyre getting ready to win and prospects are good to The excitement at Creekside High has only been escalating the last two months of school. With this month being Homecoming and the wrapping up of our fall sports, the energy at Creekside is ercer than ever! The Homecoming game this year will be held on October 11 against the Matanzas Pirates. The Knights varsity football team has had a great season so far. Just coming o a win against Nease High School, the Knights are ready to go against the Bartram Bears on October 18. The game will be held at Bartram Trail High school and we need all the Creekside Crazies there to support our team and get them red up to bring home the win! The JV football team isnt to be forgotten about; their season so far has been amazing, as they have been undefeated so far. The Knights swim team has gone o with quite the splash this season, as well. On October 18 they have a meet against Bartram Trail at the JCP aquatic center (old pool). Come out and support the Knights swim Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentcome out on top. The cross country season has also started and as usual, Nease athletes are already breaking records! Senior Karen Xiang, who ran an 18:30 just a few weeks ago, now holds the fastest time for a 5K at the school. The team overall has been doing very well too, ranked fourth in the state! There are also new coaches; Coach Williams and Coach Kim have taken over the team and as they both run, they serve as great mentors for all the runners. The goal for the cross country team is to go to statesand make the Top Five which is in mid-November. The runners practice every day and are motivated to bring down their times as much as they can. Volleyball is another great sport at Nease. With a phenomenal record of 9-1, the spirit is alive and energized for the Panthers team. A new assistant coach, Coach Kaley, is helping the girls with technique and strategy to set them up for victory. The one loss was to Bartram, but they will face o two more times this season and the girls are ready both physically and mentally to take back their win. States for volleyball is the goal and will also be in mid-November.The St. Johns County Horse Council is proud to present their Fall Fun Day and Tack Sale, to be held on November 2 at the Equestrian Center in Hastings, located at 8200 Smith Road. Gates open to set up for the tack sale at 7:00 a.m. and buyers are welcome at 8:00 a.m. This fall day will be a fun day of events including a horse and rider costume contest (with prizes) and a trick or treat with your horse obstacle course, which will have treats for both rider and horse. There will be two programs by Dr. Marty Adams of Southern States Feed, the rst at 9:30 a.m. regarding the feeding needs of the older horse and the second at 1:30 p.m. about the feeding needs of the performance horse. Southern States will be bringing the horse scale, so you can nd out what your horse really weighs. There will also be a demonstration of equine massage by Angela Quinlan; she St. Johns County Horse Council invites you to Fall Fun Day and Tack SaleBy Contributing Writer Connie Fosbergwill be open to questions on how you can help your horse through touch. We will also have a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing, food, food and more food and lots of fun! Some of the silent auction items include four Disney one-day Park Hopper Passes; four Sea World and Aquatica Combo Passes (good for 14 consecutive days); Red Train and Ripley tickets; Trolley tickets; and feed from Southern States and Purina. Dont forget the tack sale; you can bring a table and set up to sell your used tackwhat a great place to look for that hard to nd saddle. Bring your horse and try it on! There is no fee to set up for the tack sale if you are a member of St. Johns County Horse Councilif you are not, it is a small fee to become a member, only $10 for individual membership and it comes with wonderful rewards! Stall space is limited so RSVP soon! Please check out the website www.sjchc.org for additional information and also for detailed events of the day. For more information, to RSVP or if you would like to be a vendor, please contact Connie Fosberg at 466-9417 or Connie.fosberg@gmail. com.CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentteam at their last meet before they compete in the district meet on October 30 and 31 at Cecil Fields Aquatic Center. Creeksides girls volleyball teams have de nitely been on their A-game this season, with the JV team with only one loss and varsity only two! Senior night for the varsity volleyball seniors will be held at the girls home game against Ponte Vedra on October 17. The district matches begin on October 22 through 24 in St. Augustine. Dont forget to purchase your very own Creekside volleyball shirt for $10! Wearing this shirt to any of the home volleyball games gets you in for free! With the weather steadily changing and leaves falling, were starting to come into our winter sports season. The girls soccer team try-outs were held the week of October 7. We will continue adding to the legacy of Creekside, as we go through our sports seasons this year. Lets keep it up Creekside, we can only move up! 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 Childrens Magic Show and Trail of Treats Friday, Oct. 25 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Children of all ages are invited to attend the Dr. Magic Show followed by a trip down the trail of Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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Page 40, The CreekLine October 2013 www.thecreekline.com www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market!1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet Tara Hogan, DVM287-5570M-F 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond Welcome Tara Hogan, DVM Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Available! Marienhof Kennels A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 11/15/13.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 11/15/13. Flotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting About Boating Safely, a course for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge to obtain the Florida Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card. The course is o ered on Saturday, November 2 at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, located at 2900 College Drive, o State Road 16 in St. Augustine, starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Please note that Florida law As summer drags, hot and muggy to its conclusion, fall beckons with the promise of cooler days and clearer skies. Some of our plants that have struggled in the heat look almost crisper and greener and autumn begins to change the color palette yet again. In response to shortening daylight hours, trees start their slow transition to winter. Photosynthesis requires sunlight and adequate water to process energy and as both become less available, deciduous trees can no longer support their green canopies. The process begins with the connection between the actual leaf stem and the tree the formation of the abscission layer stops the ow of energy to and from the leaves. If you want to know more about the science, check out the National Arboretum website: www.usna.usda. gov/PhotoGallery/FallFoliage/ ScienceFallColor.html. Sadly the South is not known for its colorful fall, but there are trees, shrubs and vines we can use to add to our chances of a beautiful season. Much depends on rainfall and We have nally reached the time of the year where shing can be really good no matter where you decide to go or what you decide to sh for here in North Florida. As the fall migration of bait sh and other species of larger sh begin to peak, our choices of where and what to sh for will peak also. Local piers and surf shing will be lighting up with the movement of mullet and other bait sh in the surf. Red sh and black drum are two spe-GardeningFall is full of promiseBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAStemperatures, so a plant that disappoints one year could dazzle the next. For reds, try Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, but keep it under control. Shrubs include hearts a bustin, Euonymus americana; Virginia sweetspire, Itea virginica; red chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia and oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. The bald cypress is one of my favorite trees, with its bold rusty display. Trees with potential to enthrall include sassafras, Sassafras albidum; sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum and Shumard oak, Quercus shumardii. And dont forget the crape myrtle; some cultivars exhibit beautiful fall color. Do your research to ensure that the plants you like will grow well in the site you have in mind right plant, right place. Fall is a good time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees alike, although it is often a drier season, so pay attention to your new plants and ensure they dont su er from lack of water. Over the winter they will be establishing themselves, concentrating growth in their root systems, and come spring will be ready to burst into new life. Another fall bonus is the abundance of fruits and seeds in the landscape. The hollies are a good example, but if youre buying make sure to choose one which already has berries. This will be a female and unlike the male will reliably produce berries from year to year! They need male trees nearby to fertilize their owers, but in an urban landscape that is well treed its likely that there is a suitable mate nearby. To be sure of success, the nursery will advise you which male tree is suitable and you only need plant one for a number of females. The bees should see to the rest. The latest New Leaf is available full of timely tips as Ive mentioned before and is particularly useful for those planting a fall vegetable garden. http:// duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/ nleafSeptemberOctober.pdf. If you need a paper version, please call the Extension Service at 255-7450 and ask to speak to a Master Gardener who will be happy to oblige.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka cies youll be able to count on making their presence known as you sh the beaches. Blue- sh will be schooling and easy to spot as they make their way down the beach feeding on the migrating bait sh. Finger mullet will make a choice bait, but shrimp and cut sh will still provide plenty of bites. Dont forget to bring a cast net as larger mullet and nger mullet should be plentiful for your netting. Action on the inland waterways is just as hot with just about anything you want to sh for ready to bite. Flounder, sheepshead, drum, trout and reds are all going strong. Now is the perfect time of year for you to get that inshore slam of a red, ounder and trout that you always wanted. No boat? Dont worry. Fishing from the bank, a seawall or under a bridge anywhere along the Intracoastal Waterway or St. Johns River can often be just as productive as your neighbor with a boat. As for our area of the St. Johns River, our shing scene is coming together and forming a pretty picture. We havent had a lot of shrimp in the river, but we did have some. We also didnt get a lot of bait this year, but again we did get some. Weve had enough of both that shing has been pretty good and if weather permits we can expect shing to peak providing us with some great catches as fall progresses. Our most consistent catches will be larger than average croaker and yellowmouth which is great. Both provide good table fare with no quantity limitations. Speckled trout will show on the ends of docks providing trolling action from the Buckman Bridge to downtown. Reds and ounder will be under docks and around bridge pilings from Doctors Lake to downtown. If you are black bass sherman, shing docks from Goodbyes to Shands Bridge should provide plenty of action with the low salinity levels in the river. Fishing Report: Big yellowmouth and big croaker for the freezer is a good bet. Fall Black Bass bite should be on. If you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Boating safety course announced requires that all persons born on or after January 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card. For details on this and other legal requirements, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Website at MyFWC.com. Students must register prior to the class by contacting Bill Hall at 460-1245. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: October 11 Full: October 18 Last Quarter: October 26 New: November 3

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www.thecreekline.com October 2013 The CreekLine, Page 41 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 Swimming Safari Swim School is constructing Jacksonvilles very rst stand-alone indoor swim school. The new state of the art indoor facility will serve as a valuable community resource in the ght against drowning by allowing year round lessons. They celebrated their Pool Ground Breaking Ceremony with friends and students on Friday, September 21. Swimming Safari Swim School (SSSS) is a leader in Northeast Florida water safety and swim instruction. With the communitys ever present need for swim instruction growing steadily year after year, Joani Maskell, the owner of SSSS, made plans to open the rst stand-alone swim school in Jacksonville. The new facility is currently under construction on Hodges Boulevard and is scheduled to open in March of 2014. According to the CPSC Ground broken on areas rst swim schoolthe annual average from 2007 to 2009 of drowning related deaths is 390 children ages 0 to 15 per year. This statistic becomes even more astonishing as Florida residents. Florida is a national leader in child drowning deaths. Swimming Safari has made it their mission to use every opportunity to combat this statistic. They have been providing summer instruction at several rented pools throughout Jacksonville for seven years. This summer their instructors taught more than 8,000 lessons. The new facility will have the capacity to teach 54,000 lessons per year. At Swimming Safari our mission is to provide every student with the skills needed to become safe, happy and con dent in the water. Our goal is to create safe life-long swimmers who enjoy the water as much as we do! states Maskell. Swimming Safari has become a company known for swim instruction excellence through their comprehensive curriculum that places a strong emphasis on water safety education for students and parents. Their lessons provide an atmosphere lled with encouragement and fun. Their expert swim instruction professionals are dedicated to waterproo ng their community one song and kick at a time. Because after all, swim lessons should be about learning to enjoy the water and having respect for the water.J. Stacy running the ball during the 12U Villages game against Middleburg Red. The 12U Villages team won in double overtime, 24-18. As September rolled around, the boys of Troop 280 have settled back into their school-year routine. Recent elections in the troop have put in place a new youth leadership team. Life Scout Zach Graves was elected and inducted into the Order of the Arrow at a recent troop meeting. He is very active in the troop and currently serves in Troop Leadership. The scouts continue to stay busy taking several Merit Badge classes and are currently holding a food drive to bene t a local food pantry. Several boys recently took part in assisting Pack 280 (Cub Scouts) with activities for their rst meeting of the year. Many of these Boy Scouts will be assisting local Cub Scout dens by serving as Den Chiefs. This will be a new role for some of them and a way to give back to News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins, Troop 280members of their community. The annual scout popcorn sale is now underway so you may see them soon in your neighborhood or at your local Publix. As always, they are greatly appreciative of your support. The most recent camping adventure was to Gold Head Branch State Park near Keystone Heights. This park was one of Floridas rst state parks and is known for its great trails and natural beauty. The scouts enjoyed a day hike of over eight miles and cooked a Dutch oven feast that evening for the scouts as well as the adults. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information.

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At the event awards ceremony, president of Hampton Golf Clubs for the Palencia Club, MG Orender, thanked guests for supporting the school by generously opening up their wallets and taking the time to play. Calling Palencia Elementary our school, he emphasized the connection between fostering a successful neighborhood school and building a ourishing neighborhood saying, Supporting the success of our neighborhood school makes our community even more attractive, positively impacting home values and also bene ting The Palencia Club. The Palencia Club generously supported the tournament with an estimated $20,000 in donations that included free use of the 18-hole golf course and banquet rooms, food and beverage donations, two oneyear no dues memberships, a foursome round of golf and a $1,000 direct cash donation for the school. Congratulating the volunteers and supporters of the tournament, PES Principal Allen Anderson remarked, This has been the most organized and best-run tournament Ive ever playeda beautiful day, a great course and an opportunity Community support packs PES golf tournamentBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalvento support our children. I cant think of a better way to spend the day. Joining other St. Johns County district faculty, including retired PES principal Don Campbell and St. Johns County School Board member Bill Fehling, Anderson added, This tournament was a wonderful example of what happens when the village (school and community) works together for the bene t of our students. There were so many individuals and businesses that showed so much support, we are truly blessed and very grateful. 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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 10October 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 8 Tax collector award Page 9 Civics 101 Page 11 SJC board vacancies Page 12 Natl Merit Semi nalistsPage 14 College essay workshopPage 17 FCMS Happenings Page 19 CISV campPage 20 Helping Hands Page 23 Domestic violence vigilPage 25 Senior NewsLine Page 29 Creeks Krush Page 31 Movie Review Page 33 Faith News Page 36 GardenFest Page 39 High school sports Page 40 Fishing report Page 42 Legion of Valor award Page 43 Golf tournament Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919 It is often argued that schools today do not take enough consideration in the promotion of healthy diets and exercise for their students. Bartram Trail High School, however, has begun to take action on this issue. Since they have always o ered salads and other healthy choices in their lunch selection, administration has recently installed two new healthy Swiss Point Middle School sixth grader, Sophie Araman, demonstrated her prowess upon the wave when she won second place in the White Water 12 and Under division during the 15th annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic on September 7. The competition was held on the south side of the Jacksonville Pier. Araman not only showed o her skills, but demonstrated great perseverance. The completion began for her with a rough morning. Her board snapped in a pre-contest surf before her “ rst heat. Her little sister Maya The annual Old Settlers Reunion will be held at Alpine Groves Park on October 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Step back in time to enjoy Florida life in the Teachers and students get tBartram Trail participates in “National Run at School Day”By Megan Grant, BTHS StudentMark your calendar and celebrate old-time FloridaDon’t miss the Old Settlers ReunionSPMS sixth grader wins second place in the Sisters of the Sea surf competitionBy Karl Kennell Granny BŽ at the turn-of-the-century house at Alpine Groves Park. Re-enactors, like Beverly Fleming, will entertain at the annual Old Settlers Reunion.1800s with re-enactors, games, music and presentations at northwest St. Johns Countys beautiful historical park on the banks of the St. Johns River. This annual event is open to the public and free for the entire family. Listen to a description of a picnic on Julington Creek when writer Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Mandarin and view artifacts of the Switzerland area. Learn of the travels of “ ctional character, Captain Ben Abram, and what boats were like on the rivers at various times. Watch as presenters demonstrate how yarn was made on a spinning wheel, how medicinal herbs were used and what games children played in days gone by.BTHS students and teachers participated in their rst annual National Run at School DayŽchoice vending machines. Replacing candy bars with granola bars and potato chips with pita chips, kids will now have more options to follow a healthier life style. Last month, Bartram Trail participated in their “ rst annual National Run at School Day,Ž an event presented by the Road Runners Club of America. This organizations goal is to encourage children to get 30-minutes or more of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.Ž This included a mile run before school, a 50-yard dash during lunch and a seniors versus teachers half-mile race at the end of the day. Prizes were handed out and not only students, but teachers as well were encouraged to participate in these activities throughout the day. LeAnne Rizzo-Hayward, a devoted runner and teacher at Bartram, stated, It wasnt just a way to get the kids active, but to also show them that teachers are getting active as well.Ž It was a successful “ rst years turn out as students attended the race at the end of the day, while cheering on their friends and teachers. It did not only bring together people and running, but also students and teachers, as the competition was friendly and fun. Another annual running event that Bartram Trail hosts Sophie Araman catches a wave.told her not to worry and gave Sophie Araman her board to use. Araman moved to the next heat with a qualifying second place “ nish. She came in “ rst in that heat, clinching a spot in the “ nals. The Araman sisters traded o the board for the rest of the competition. Aramans perseverance paid o with the overall second place “ nish in her division at the end of the day. I thought the board snapping was bad luck for my “ rst surf contest, but I was wrong. It made me work harder and it was so cool to get second place in my division!Ž said Araman. I especially want to thank my little sister Maya, because I couldnt have done it without her support and board.Ž The Araman sisters have BTHS runs at school cont. on pg. 10 Old Settlers Reunion cont. on pg. 7 SPMS surfer cont. on pg. 19

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RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2013. Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! The Council on Aging (COA) hosts several support groups for area caregivers in St. Johns County. All caregivers are welcome! Coastal Community Center, located at 180 Marine Street in St. Augustine, has a group which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Also in St. Augustine, at River House, located at 179 Marine Street, a group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For information about either of these groups, please call Paulette at 209-3674. In Ponte Vedra Beach, a group meets at 12:00 noon each Monday at The Players Community Senior Center, located at 175 Landrum Lane. Please call Kimberly at 737-2553 for additional information. Found: Gold and diamond ring found outside Walgreens on State Road 13 and Race Track Road. Please describe it to Walgreens manager Mr. White to claim. Are you hungry for a cure? If so, Relay For Life of Bartram Trail is looking for relayers (tributes) to battle cancer. The date is Saturday, May 10, 2014. Our kick-o party is Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. at River of Life United Methodist Church on Race Track Road. For more information, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 or email greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net. You can register your team at www.bartramrelay.com. May the odds be ever in your favor! Cascades World Golf Village residents are hosting their third annual Art and Craft Holiday Show on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cascades Amenities Center in World Golf Village, located at 400 North Legacy Trail. What a perfect opportunity to buy holiday gifts! Residents will o er a huge variety of items including photography, pottery, wood block prints, hand crafted cards, watercolors, acrylics, wood art, “ ber art, hand bags, quilted items, jewelry, Christmas items, childrens books and more. All are hand made by the residents and some are nationally acclaimed. In many cases this will be the only venue o ering these items, so dont miss out. Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided. One of the best investments you can make in your home is landscaping. Starting October 18, the St. Johns County Extension O ce and Bird Island Park are o ering a three session Landscaping Class. For each week we build on the previous information and by the end of the third session you can have a completed design. By attending the three classes it also entitles you to a site visit for an evaluation of your plan. The class will be three consecutive Fridays, October, 18, 25 and November 1, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 :30 p.m. The cost of the course is $30 and class size is limited to 15 projects. To register, please call 209-0430. The class will be held at the Ponte Vedra Library, located at 101 Library Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. Discover the latest techniques and research for keeping your trees healthy on October 17, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Danny Lippi, Certi“ ed Arborist and University of Florida Master Naturalist Instructor, will present Getting to the Root of the MatterŽ and discuss the utilization of trees for maximum bene“ ts in your landscape. 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Page 4, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 Sophisticated Tablecloth Dining in Julington Creek #102 Blackstone Grille Mon-Thur: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:00pm Fri: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm Saturday: 5pm to 10pm onlyPrivate room available. Now is the time to plan your Holiday Parties.| FRESH INGREDIENTS | JOIN US FOR LUNCH MON-FRI Introducing . .Professional vehicle service, while you sleep! GUARANTEED COGGIN Dream Service available Monday-Thurday ONLY download the Apple App download the Android App Many of us own and love our dogs. They are part of our families. It can be shocking to have a dog bite a family member or visitor to our homes. While serious events receive broad media coverage, hundreds of thousands of bites with injuries occur each year that do not make the news. Over 30,000 result in injuries so severe that plastic surgery is required. Nationally, we are seeing about 32 deaths a year from dog bites. That is twice what we were experiencing in the 1990s. Recorded dog bite injuries are signi“ cantly higher in children than adults. The elderly, home service providers and meter readers are also high on the list of frequent dog bite victims. The St. Johns County Animal Control Ordinance is referenced below and was updated earlier this year. It has signi“ cant “ nes for not obeying the leash laws. It has special rules for nuisance, aggressive and dangerous dogs. Additionally, under Florida Statutes, dog owners are responsible for damages caused by their dog to people, domestic animals and livestock. E ective this year, you are required to pick up after your pets when you take them for a walk. All dogs can bite. The good news is there are steps we can all take to prevent dog bites incidents. Basic safety tips are provided below, which are especially important for pet owners and parents, as well as some statistics about dog bites. € Choose the breed that is the best “ t for you, your family and your home environment. € Always exercise caution in the presence of unknown dogs. € Never assume a speci“ c breed is safe or non-aggressive. € Educate children about how to behave around and play with dogs. € Always supervise children in the presence of dogs. € Never hit, kick, slap or bite a dog or pull on his ears, tail or paws. € Dont bother dogs with puppies or dogs that are playing with toys, eating or sleeping. € Dont approach a dog you dont know, that is tied up, behind a fence or in a car. € If you want to meet a dog, ask the owner for permission and hold out your hand palm up and open for the dog to sni € If a loose dog approaches you, stay calm and slowly try to move away from the dog, keeping your arms across your chest to protect vital organs. € If your dog is aggressive, check with your veterinarian consider medical causes for the behavior and seek help from an animal behavior specialist. € Avoid exposing dogs to situations or environments where they are likely to show aggression. € Spay or neuter your dog as intact dogs are more likely to display dominance, territorialism, and protective or aggressive behavior. € Always supervise dogs and train and socialize them to public environments. € Obey leash laws, properly fence yards that contain dogs and never tether or chain a dog for longer than two hours. This dog safety information has been provided by the St. Johns County Animal Control Division on behalf of the American Humane Association. To review St. Johns Countys Animal Control laws and ordinances, please visit www. sjc” .us/AnimalControl/media/ ORD2012-34.pdf. For additional information, please contact St. Johns Countys Animal Control at 209-6190. There are also some excellent resources online provided by the AVMA (veterinarians), AAP (pediatricians) and the CDC (Center for Disease Control). I am also urging businesses to mark their calendar and participate in Dog Bite Prevention Week which is the third week of May. It is recommended that parents review dog safety with their children every year. This event is a great reminder. By acting in a responsible way, we can work together to reduce dog bites and related injuries. Thank you for all you do to make St. Johns County a great place to live, work and play. It takes good neighbors to help keep our communities safe. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 209-0301 or bccd1@sjc” .us.The e ort to bring a detoxi“ cation center to St. Johns County took a giant step forward last week when EPIC Behavioral Healthcare closed on the building where the detox center will be housed. We are thrilled that we have been able to take this next step in bringing a detox center to our community,Ž says Patti Greenough, EPIC CEO, and weve only been able to do this due to great community support of this muchneeded facility.Ž In partnership with the Sheri s O ce, EPIC Behavioral Healthcare has taken the lead in the e ort to bring a detox center to St. Johns County. St. Johns County is the largest county in Florida without a detox center,Ž says Greenough. According to Greenough, the Florida Legislature appropriated $1.3 million in operating costs for the Detox Center with the expectation that the community would rally around purchasing a building. With that in mind, the EPIC board of directors embarked on a $1.65 million capital campaign to purchase and renovate a building. Thanks to the generosity of the community, we have raised 61 percent of our goal and we hope to have the remaining funds raised by the end of the year,Ž says Greenough. We want the Detox Center to be operational by January.Ž The planned detox facility will be a 24 hour a day, seven days a week medical facility with 16 beds and will be led by a team of physicians, nurses, and trained substance abuse professionals. To learn more about the detox center and investment opportunities to assist in renovating and opening the doors of the Detox Center, people are encouraged to call EPIC at 829-2273 or to visit www. epicbh.org.Dog bite preventionDetox Center for St. Johns County a step closer W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board 12276 San Jose Blvd., Building 600 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! 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 Zoning for the two new K-8 schools set to open next year is the hot topic lately. I thought it might be valuable to share the process that happens to create new schools and the thinking that goes into the zoning decisions. When new developments are brought forward, they must go through a school concurrency review. A formula is used to estimate the numbers of students at each level (elementary, middle and high school) that the development will generate, depending on the number of housing units that are proposed. Once that number is determined, the school districts Planning Department works with the developer to determine how the impact of these students will be mitigated. The developer may be required to donate land, provide funds for an entire school or provide funds just for the seats needed. The numbers of students at each level are compared to available seats in the area in which the development is to be built. If there are su cient seats at each level, no additional funds/land are required of the developer. If, however, there is not enough room at a particular level, adjacent areas are examined to see if there are enough seats. If not, the developer has the choice to wait on his project until seats are available or to pay proportionate share mitigation to provide funding for the seats necessary. In the case of very large developments of regional impact (Durbin Crossing, Nocatee, etc.), land donations and other funding are required of the company before the project is approved. School impact fees are collected from each new home constructed in the county. These monies are reserved to provide schools/student stations wherever growth is occurring and are not limited for use in the area they are collected. Therefore, the impact fees the School Board is using to construct the new K-8 schools are derived from all over the county, not just the speci“ c areas where they are collected. These impact fees are an essential element in our ability to construct schools within our district, especially with the sharp downturn in capital dollars (monies used for construction and maintenance of schools) from the state. A few years ago, the historic 2.0 mills that were collected for capital outlay was reduced to 1.5 mills. This happened at the same time that housing values were facing a sharp downturn, resulting in a $40 million reduction in our capital outlay budget and dramatically a ecting our ability to provide new schools in a timely fashion. It should be noted that our budget is divided between operating dollars (monies used to pay salaries, provide supplies for schools, etc.) and capital outlay dollars. These budgets cannot be mixed. We cannot move money from the operating side to the capital side when we are short of funds to build schools. We often sell bonds to provide additional monies needed. However, with the very rapid growth we have experienced (St. Johns is the fastest growing county in the state and has always experienced growth in student population, even when other counties were losing students), we have reached our capacity to incur any more debt. We will not have su cient capacity again until current bonds are retired. In the present climate, we have no more money and no other avenue to access money for additional schools after these two until around 2020. Our board will be looking for ways to solve this funding problem going forward. The Legislature, thanks to the hard work of Senator John Thrasher and Governor Rick Scott, gave a special $6 million dollar appropriation in last years budget for high growth counties. Only St. Johns quali“ ed and we are grateful for the infusion of money to help with maintenance of our facilities. When a new school is set to open, our Planning Department develops zoning plans that will populate a new school while not leaving an existing school(s) with too few students. These plans are presented to the public in town hall meetings and then posted on our website for public comment. In addition, the School Board schedules workshops to hear from the public and takes comments at all our meetings prior to selecting the “ nal zoning. Sometimes, suggestions from the public result in modi“ cations to the plans or even a totally new plan. This is the reason that public input is so vital to the process. We are under a statutory obligation to make sure that student stations are “ lled. That means that we cannot leave a school very under-enrolled in order to accommodate a communitys desire to attend a new school. On the other side of that equation is the fact that we do not want any school to be very overcrowded. At the end of the day, the zoning decisions that are made by the board are child-focused with the desire to provide a strong learning environment for all of them. Thank you, as always, for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us. The Pink Nickel boutique recently opened its doors in Bartram Walk, giving local women an a ordable option for purchasing trendy, upscale womens clothing. Owner Angela Widener became interested in fashion retailing and learned the business when she worked for American Eagle Out“ tters while attending high school at Bartram Trail High School. She went on to attend the University of North Florida and received a degree in communication and advertising. After graduation, she began Bedazzled Boutique, an online womens fashion boutique, which went nationwide in March 2013. When she opened her storefront in August, she changed the name of the boutique to The Pink Nickel. According to Widener, the name was selected to be unique. The Pink Nickel sells womens clothing and accessories that are not the least expensive (penny), but they are a ordable (nickel). Were excited about our physical storefront because it gives us more space to stock a larger collection of exciting fashions and jewelry from talented designers around the world,Ž explained Widener. It also allows me to personally meet many of my customers and work with them directly to help them “ nd the perfect out“ t for any occasion.Ž The goal of The Pink Nickel is to help women feel con“ dent and poised by dressing with style. From sizes small to 3X, The Pink Nickel delivers bold, quality fashions that are a ordable for everyone. Widener invites you to come in and browse her fashion “ nds in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Ill help you “ nd the perfect out“ t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look!Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!New boutique opens in Julington CreekLEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Oct, 23 • 3:30pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program. Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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Page 6, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Julington Creek BranchCall Jessica Newman at 904.998.5500, x6602 or 1.800.342.2824*APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Conditions and credit approval apply. Rates as low as 3.00% for new autos and 3.75% for used autos. Rates as of 7/26/13 and subject to change at any time. Reduced Auto Loan Rates at Atlantic Coast Bank!Finance your auto for as low as 3 0% APR* Atlantic Coast Bank is your destination for a great auto loan! Whether youre looking to buy a new auto, refinance your current auto loan, or purchase a new-to-youŽ auto, we can put you in the drivers seat. Visit your local branch or call us today to learn more and apply now.www.atlanticcoastbank.net Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Gardeners Beverly Fleming and Renee Stambaugh. The program is free, open to the public and hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. Native plants will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 209-0430. The NW St. Johns County Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Johns County Public Library on Davis Pond Boulevard in Julington Creek Plantation. On the agenda is the nomination of o cers for 2013-2014 and discussion of programs for the coming year. All members and the public are cordially invited to attend. The St. Augustine Walk to Talk on the Beach for Children with Apraxia of Speech is will be held on Saturday, October 19 at St. Augustine Beach Pier/ Pavilion. It is open to all adults and children. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it di cult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/ or words despite having a good understanding of language. Onsite registration and check-in on the date of the event begins at 9:00 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m. Anyone interested in registering, making a donation or learning more about the event can contact melbanolan@ comcast.net or visit the event website at http://secure.apraxiakids.org/staugustinewalk. The MOMS Club St. Augustine-Nort h 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. On November 10, the United States Marine Corps will be 238 years young (1775-2013). The Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine will be celebrating this event with its Birthday Ball; dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 9, at Coquina Crossing in Elkton (just west of Interstate 95 on County Road 207). For more details, please visit the Marine Corps League at www.mcl” 383. org or call 955-2389 or 6571167 for ticket information. Semper Fi! 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, October 15, Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was designated by the United States Congress in 1989 in an e ort to end violence against women and their children and domestic abuse in general. From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Nationally an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year with the majority going for direct medical and mental health services. Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors, violence or threats of violence that one person uses to establish power over an intimate partner in order to control that partners actions and activities. Domestic violence is not a disagreement, a marital spat or an anger management problem. It is, however, abusive, disrespectful and hurtful behaviors that one intimate partner chooses to use against the other partner. In St. Johns County, over the past two calendar years, there have been 1650 reported cases of domestic violence. Nearly 10 murders during that same time were reported to law enforcement agencies in the county. Here are some signs of domestic violence if your partner is doing any of these or other unwanted behaviors: Hurting you physically, slapping, hair-pulling, strangling, hitting, kicking, twisting your arms or intentionally injuring you in any way. Using your children against you, calling you names or hurting you emotionally. Harming your pets or acting with extreme jealousy and possessiveness. Isolating you from family and friends or threatening to commit suicide or to kill you. Also controlling your money, withholding medical help or even stalking you. Here are some safety tips from the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence: € Identify a safe place to go if an argument occurs„avoid rooms with no exits or rooms with weapons. € Calls for assistance should be made from phones in safe locations. € If someone is threatening you or your children, take the threat seriously. € Keep important items in a bag with someone you trust to include ID cards, keys, cell phone, money, medicine, visas or passports, birth certi“ cates, etc. € Change your shopping habits and travel routes. € Establish a code word so that family, trusted friends, teachers or coworkers know when to call for help. In St. Johns County, the Betty Gri n House or the Safety Shelter of St. Johns County, Inc., is working to end domestic and sexual violence. They can assist if you are in immediate danger and need safe housing. They can also assist in “ ling for emergency, temporary, and permanent injunctions for protection against the abuser. They also have a Batterers Intervention Program that can help the abuser. They have a 24-hour Crisis Hotline of 824-1555. In addition, if you are a victim of domestic violence or you know someone that is, please contact your local law enforcement agency or 911. You may also get additional information on domestic violence on our website at www. sjso.org. Lets combat domestic violence together. Also, follow the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce on Facebook and Twitter. Please feel free to contact me if you have a topic you would like to see addressed in this column. My email address is dshoar@sjso.org. Thank you.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 9 Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.thecreekline.com • October 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 Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Law Office ofRose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans A airs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs that bene“ t our nations veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens. These programs make a di erence in hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Palm Valley American Legion Post #233 held a Law and Order Awards presentation on Saturday September 14. Post Commander Roy Havekost and Executive Committeeman Dan Wortmann serve on the Law and Order Committee for their Post and both are retired from careers in law enforcement and “ re“ ghting. The Law and Order program is a nationally sponsored American Legion program that honors local police and “ re“ ghters across the nation for their dedication, courage and bravery. Deputy Stacy Ettel was presented with a Certi“ cate of Commendation with Commendation Bar for his outstanding public service to the St. Johns County Community and a plaque honoring him as the Law Enforcement O cer of the Year 2013. Engineer Casey B. Lane was presented with a Certi“ cate of Commendation with Commendation Bar for his outstanding public service to the St. Johns County Community and a plaque honoring him as the Fire“ ghter of the Year 2013. The Post also presented plaques to the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce and the St. Johns County Fire-Rescue American Legion honors Police and Fire at eventBy Contributing Writer Roy Havekost, Commander, Post 233 Accepting appreciation award for St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce is Commander Sam Williams and accepting appreciation award for St. Johns County Fire-Rescue is Fire ghter Kevin Winters. Photo courtesy of Bert Inabinet, Post member.Department for their continued support of this American Legion program. This is an annual event at Post 233 and is scheduled in conjunction with Patriots Day, when we remember the most courageous heroes of September 11, 2001. Following the awards presentation Captain Skis Original Fish Fry Team provided a wonderful meal for all and the Beach Street Boogie provided live entertainment. This event is open to the public each year in September. Palm Valley Post 233 is located in Ponte Vedra Beach at 560 North Wilderness Trail. For more information about membership requirements for wartime veterans, retired or active, as well as other events open to the public, please visit our website at www.al233” .org. The Old Settlers Reunion is a time to connect with old friends, spend some enjoyable time outdoors, tap your feet to some good bluegrass music and relax. The event is sponsored by the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of Alpine Park. Alpine Groves Park is located at 2060 State Road 13. For additional information, please contact A. Halusky at 209-0348 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.Old Settlers Reunion cont. from pg. 1

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Page 8, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The S t. Joe C ompany 20 1 3 All Rights Reserved. J O EŽ,  S t. JoeŽ,  S t. Joe (and the Taking Flight design)Ž, the Taking FlightŽ design, RiverTownŽand Follow the River HomeŽ are registered service marks o f The S t. Joe C ompany or its a f“ liates. Th is materia l represents d eve l opment concepts an d arc h itectura l an d ot h er d esign concepts being considered at the time it was produced. This in f ormation is subject to revisions and modi f ications without noti c e. This does not constitute an o ff er to sell real property in any j urisdiction where prior re g istration or other advance qualifications of real property is required, includin g New York. Broker p articipation we l come. V oi d w h ere pro h i b ite d b y l aw. E qua l H ousin g Opportunity. Dennis Homes, Inc., Weekley Homes, L.P., and Mattamy (Jacksonville) Partnership are independently owned and operat ed and are not affiliates of The St. Joe Company. The t t St. Joe Company does not guarantee the obligations of, nor provide any warranties for, homes built by unaffiliated or third-par ty b ui ld ers w h o b ui ld h omes in t h e R iver T own communit y r r RIVERFRONT PARK ~ FISHING PIER ~ TRAILS ~ LAP & FAMILY POOLS ~ PLAYGROUNDS ~ CLUBHOUSE ~ TENNIS COURTS CLICK : RiverTownFlorida.com VISIT : 39 Riverwalk Blvd., St. Johns : Model Homes Open Daily : Follow the Signs follow the river to a community influenced by Southern neighborhoods of years past, where sidewalks and front porches encourage residents to become neighbors. A pedestrian-friendly community with a Social Director in place to inspire camaraderie through a variety of fun and educational activities. Inventory homes are available for quick move in. Why wait? See why homeowners choose toƒ Visit Dennis Homes model home, The Charleston, Gold Award Winner at the 2013 St. Johns County Parade of Homes Are you looking for inexpensive entertainment but are apprehensive about square dancings, ahem, square image? Dont like hanging out in bars to meet new people? Do you crave a mental challenge? Well, square dancing with the Mandarin Marauders just might be for you! Square dancers come from all walks of life and all ages. There is no alcohol served at the dances and square dancing burns about 300 calories per hour„just enough to warrant a piece of pie or cake between sets of dances called tips. Back around the turn of the century, square dancing almost died out completely. It was revived largely due to the efforts of Henry Ford, who staged weekly dances at Green“ eld Village, his sprawling outdoor museum of Americana. World War II made for more lean times, but square dancing boomed again in the post-war years. The eventual development of the portable public address system and phonograph records (and now laptop computers) made square dancing even more attractive and accessible. The short, petticoat-laden dance out“ t is no longer required. Some continue to wear it, but most now wear prairie skirts or casual attire. Comfy shoes are a must. Square dancing is a combination of basic moves, which are performed according to the directions of the dance callerŽ who callsŽ the dance. There are several levels of square dancing, with the most basic one consisting of approximately 67 moves. What seems like a daunting task at “ rst is mastered, dancers say, much like one would learn to type„ through repetition. In the Jacksonville area, clubs generally charge nominal membership dues (around $10 to $20 annually) and about $5 per person per dance. Clubs provide lessons that begin each autumn, while regular dances at most clubs are held weekly year-round. There are also annual state and national conventions. There are clubs in as far-” ung places at Japan, India and Australia, but calling for the dances is always in English. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips led by Bev and George Treiber. October is the month for those interested in learning. Classes are Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin and lessons are $3 per person. No partner? No problem! Come anyway! For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388. With a current organ donor sign-up rate averaging 64 percent, St. Johns County Tax Collectors (SJTC) o ce is leading the state for the third consecutive year. The average donor designation rate among Florida Tax Collectors is 52 percent. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, and sta accepted a certi“ cate of recognition for this accomplishment at the annual tax collectors conference in Orlando recently. I am a strong proponent of organ donation,Ž said Hollingsworth. More than 4,500 Floridians are on the waiting list for some sort of organ or tissue donation that could dramatically improve their lives, as well as those of the ones who love them.Ž He also noted that up to eight lives can be saved through organ donation and dozens more lives may be improved through tissue donation. Donate Life Florida is a non-pro“ t 501(C)3 organization contracted by the State of Florida, Agency for Health Care Administration to create the states organ, tissue and eye donor registry. Donate Life Florida is dedicated to motivating Floridians to designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors, so lives are saved and enhanced through donation and transplantation. Donate Life Florida applauds the e orts St. Johns County and especially the sta at the Tax Collectors o ces. They are leading the State and that could potentially save the Square dancing is all about fun„check it out!By Contributing Writer Mary Lewis, Mandarin MaraudersTax Collector leads state in recruiting organ donors Our newest dancers, Mark and Jeanne. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, accepts recognition from Amy Reese of Donate Life at the recent Florida Tax Collectors Fall Conference.Tax Collector cont. on pg. 9

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 9 TOPS (Take O Pounds Sensibly) is an international weight loss club; our Chapter TOPS #FL493, St. Augustine meets every Wednesday at the old Colee Cove Fire Station, located at 9105 County Road 13 North. We meet at 8:30 a.m. to weigh in and the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. National dues are only $28 a year, chapter dues are only $4 a month. We have weekly programs prepared from material sent to us by TOPS, Inc. Your “ rst meeting is free, come and check us out! For more information, please call Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466. On Sunday, October 27, JCP CARES and HEAL (Helping Every Autistic Life) invite the community to a Fall Celebration from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Plantation Park, located at 875 Davis Pond Boulevard. There will be games, music, bounce houses and pumpkin decorating for the families. This will be a fun event to raise awareness for HEAL and a good time for all families. More details about the activities bene“ ting HEAL can be found at www.jcpcares.org/ heal. 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. Is there a speech from American history that stirs a bit of patriotic pride inside of you when you hear it or read it? Which one? Why? For the next few articles, well examine some important speeches from our nations history and consider their civic implications. Of course, some famous speeches come quickly to mind like Lincolns at Gettysburg and Kings I have a dream.Ž For this discussion, lets recall a speech, of sorts, by Edward R. Murrow, one of the most important pioneers of television journalism. Im currently reading Douglas Brinkleys Cronkite, an excellent biography of the late CBS News anchor, Walter Cronkite. One story Brinkley tells is of the competition in the early 1960s between Cronkite and Murrow. As Murrows career was waning, Cronkites was burgeoning. The two men had very di erent styles and philosophies of what television news was to be. Cronkite excelled in delivery of facts exempli“ ed by his early expertise in all things space related. Murrow, who “ rst became famous as a radio reporter during WWII, hosted See It Now, a news and commentary program in which he had an in-depth documentary style of reporting. The March 9, 1954 program is considered one of his most important broadcasts. That evening he reported on Senator Joseph McCarthys controversial investigations of suspected communists. Besides being perhaps responsible for ending McCarthys political career, Douglas Brinkley says this program was also responsible for a controversial journalistic practice. Brinkley says that Murrows documentary created a riptide [in which] bad opinions and sensationalized commentaries have been able to masquerade as serious news shows.Ž Brinkley is not faulting Murrow. Instead, he draws a connection between Murrows work and those journalists who have since used Murrows genius and success to disguise weaker e ort and blatant agenda-setting. Brinkley continued, Broadcast news was a rotten business in 1960, but the American public had a growing appetite for it.Ž That appetite has certainly not been satiated. Simply consider the biased nature of television news (Fox, MSNBC and others), as well as print and online media. Not only do Glenn Beck and Al Sharpton have pulpits from which they can propagate their biases, but so does any individual willing to take time to post a blog, Twitter or Facebook comment. We Americans complain about media bias while we gluttonously consume it. A free press is a sacred necessity for a healthy democracy. It is, after all, protected in the First Amendment. Bias in the press is not new or even completely undesirable. Bias is inevitable and can even be healthy if we, consumers of the biased material, recognize it as such and consider all sides. As we consume todays news, from whatever source, lets remember Murrows closing speech from that landmark broadcast: We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and rule of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreasonƒŽFruit Cove has been ranked the fourth best place for job seekers out of 131 large cities in Florida with more than 70 percent of its population employed and a median household income of $96,449 … the highest of all the locations ranked in the top ten list. NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted this study considering median household income, population growth E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comFruit Cove ranked among best places for job seekers in Florida Whats New cont. from pg. 6lives of those 119,000 men, women and children nationally waiting for the gift of life,Ž said Amy Reese, Donate Life Floridas driver license liaison for St. Johns County. To register to become an organ donor, simply share your intent with a customer service representative at SJTC when you need to renew or replace your driver license or ID card. You can also register anytime online directly with Donate Life Florida by visiting www.DonateLifeFlorida.org.Tax Collector cont. from pg. 8of those in the 16 or older age bracket and employment rates adjusted for retirees. The groups analysts indicate Fruit Cove has seen a moderate population growth of 5.6 percent and has been drawing people to key industries including education and real-estate services. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s ORIGINAL Community Newspaper886-4919

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Page 10, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer 1000 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ste. 103 Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs! Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned375 Outlet Mall Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-3000 ext. 1030 781-206-7315 jim.seery@eldsauto.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities Summer vacation for the William. Bartram Scenic Highway Management Council (WBS&HH) ended on September 12, when we met once again to take up the urgent business of preserving the Scenic and Historic Resources of St. Johns County along State Road 13. Were starting a new year and we again invite new members and/or interested residents of St. Johns County wanting to observe our monthly meetings at the County annex on Flora Branch Boulevard, just north of Race Track Road. While we had a couple months vacation,Ž it was anything but vacation. In July, the WBS&HH management team was required to make a presentation to the Board of County Commissions (BCC) describing our work as a Scenic Highway and the history project funded by a grant from the federal, state of Florida and a county match. The expenditure of grant funds was approved by the BCC, contract was signed and were now moving forward with this very important student learning project. This history project completes in early 2014 and will educate county students about early history of St. Johns County. Our September meeting, as usual, produced lively discussion concerning amending by-laws, elections of o cers, fundraising, guest speakers, beauti“ cation, school history project, other projects, special events and developments that potentially impact the intrinsic resources we all enjoy along State Road 13. At the October 10, 2013 meeting we are encouraging members (and observers willing to o er suggestions) to be bring their ideas for fundraising opportunities and any other activity they think would be of value for the NW St. Johns County community. One fundraising activity we know well do again in 2014 is the very successful antique appraisal fair. We held the “ rst annual event at RiverTown in 2013 and look to reprise the event at the same location in 2014. Another activity being considered is the rehabilitation of the old Community Center at the old “ re station on State Road 13 (across from Alpine Groves Park) and reactivate it as a community meeting place for residents of the great northwest area of St. Johns County. Nowhere in the area do we have a community meeting place thats available for important community/organization meetings, social events (such as dances) youth or music performances, Bingo, weddings or other special events. We believe the community needs a meeting place similar to whats available to residents of Mandarin, Ponte Vedra, Hastings and St. Augustine. What do you think? The Bartram Trail Branch Library, Julington Creek Plantation and Trout Creek Park facilities are potentially available for meetings, but time and space are limited due to things such as county-imposed early closing times. Also, CDD facilities are costly and limited to JCP residents. We are a very active group but need new members to continue the work we do to keep our scenic highway scenic and historic. Please join us at our next meeting; youll be happy you did. Its good to be back working for this community and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the NW County Annex, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard.A barrage of misleading information regarding CDD operations in previous articles must be contested. Supervisor Lansdales tendency to toss out random “ gures with no substantiation or explanation of the entire situation is contrary to providing a clear understanding of issues. Loggerhead, a department where revenues surpass expenses, is being inexplicably targeted to cover overheadŽ costs. I would contend this is already occurring via excess Loggerhead revenue. However, please also consider pool costs would be incurred whether or not Loggerhead was producing this additional revenue, coaches utilize the lifeguard o ce to perform team admin (no dedicated building space), and housekeeping costs would be negligible. Loggerhead families completely covered the Aquatic Complex (AC) pool heating expense with monies to spare. Excess funds went directly to CDD co ers as do all Loggerhead excess revenue. Heating the AC pool has allowed the team to accommodate more children (59 thus far), increasing the revenue stream to the CDD. Creekside High School will be able to utilize the pool throughout their season conclusion in November. There is no “ scal wisdom in leaving revenueproducing resources unused for a large portion of the year. It has been repeated that the intent of previous boardsŽ should be honored with respect to user-paid activities. Simply stating the obvious, if the intention had been to allocate facility overhead to individual departments, the budget would have been set up re” ecting that objective. I believe that the amenities provided for the very reasonable cost of our CDD assessment help sustain property values; the high level and variety of o erings make JCP unique and attractive to potential buyers. Still, my hope is that everyone can “ nd something to interest them in the vast array of activities geared to all ages. Some are free (Senior Co ee, Card and Games Day, Trivia Night, Family Fun Friday, informative seminars and periodic childrens events). I havent heard the suggestion that these should be user-paid or that overhead should be charged, despite the cost to the CDD. This is all part of being a community-centered facility. Supervisor Lansdale stated that most times my budget proposals are not considered.Ž Certainly not true. Because all of his suggestions are not supported, doesnt mean they were not considered. In fact, some were adopted. There will be disagreement regarding decisions, but that does not ultimately mean those decisions are ” awed or were made in anything other than the best interests of CDD residents. The ability to respectfully work with others is vital to e cient operations. Frankly, residents should be more concerned about increased legal costs due to what appears to be, in my opinion, ridiculous plottingŽ (involving a person who is not even a resident of JCP), just prior to legal demands to force the resignations of two supervisors and an employee, along with a large cash payout from the CDD (see minutes of the June 11, 2013 meeting, pages 60-61, at www.jcpcdd. org/CDDMeetings.html). That is not conducive to e ective operations and it is de“ nitely not in the best “ nancial interest of your CDD. 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.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway October updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netJulington Creek Plantation CDD reportBy Contributing Writer Pat Jacob, Supervisor, Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919BTHS runs at school cont. from pg. 1is the Bale and Trail OriginalŽ cross-country 5K meet. Separate runs for boys and girls and junior varsity and varsity are held, as athletes compete against other schools for the win. This year, the race was held on October 5, where hay bales were placed throughout a course for athletes to jump and run around. David Frank, one of the teachers and running coaches for the school, organized this event. It is a great opportunity for our athletes to have a home meet, while giving back to the sport,Ž exclaimed Frank. The race also serves as the cross country teams main fundraiser for the year. What started out with six schools has grown to limiting the admittance of 30, as we just concluded the 13th annual race. With the start of more promotional events for a healthier life style in the future, Bartram Trail High School is proud of their small steps towards the encouragement of smart food choices and exercise.

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 11 I am a hair stylist working in the Mandarin area with over 20 years in the beauty industry.Nancy Neff Calypsosalonwww.hairartistrybynancy.com New clients Receive 50% oVaild ONLY with Nancy Must ll out the appointment request online. EXP 11/15/13 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 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... St. Johns County is currently accepting applications for the following volunteer board and committee vacancies. Please contact Melissa Lundquist at 209-0300 or mlundquist@sjc” us for more information or to obtain an application. The application submission deadline for all positions is October 18, 2013. Architectural Review Committee. Two vacancies and one alternate. Committee will ensure enhanced property development while maintaining and encouraging quality character of design within the Ponte Vedra and Ponte Vedra/Palm Valley Overlay Districts in line with the goals and objectives of the St. Johns County Comprehensive Plan. Seeking a regular member residing in the Coastal Corridor Overlay District and a regular member and an alternate member residing in the Ponte Vedra Zoning District. Members must be registered voters in St. Johns County. This committee meets from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach. Adjustment and Appeals Board. Five vacancies and one alternate. Committee will hear requests for code interpretation and cases for Unsafe Building Abatement Codes. Seeking appointees with knowledge and/ or experience in technical codes “ elds and those of the general public. Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County. Regular members as well as alternates serve a term of two years. Members must “ le “ nancial disclosure. This board meets on call as needed in Conference Room 1A/1B of the County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. Mid-Anastasia Island Design Review Board. Four vacancies and two alternates. Committee will determine compliance with Part 3.08.07-3.08.09 of the Land Development Code regarding signage requirements, design review guidelines and design elements/materials within the Mid-Anastasia Overlay District. Seeking members quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the Mid-Anastasia community. Members must live within the Overlay District, which encompasses all that land situated within unincorporated St. Johns County extending from the entrance of Anastasia State Park on the north, extending to Owens Avenue on the south, the Matanzas River on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Members must “ le “ nancial disclosure. This board meets from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine. South Anastasia Design Review Board. Two vacancies and two alternates. Committee will develop submittal requirements and review procedures in accordance with Sections 3.07.04-3.07.14 of the Land Development Code to determine compliance in regards to development standards and criteria, minimum yard requirements, bu ers, fences and walls, parking, signage, landscape criteria, architectural design standards, design elements and materials, and lighting criteria. Must reside within the A1A South Overlay District, which extends from Owens Avenue south to the Flagler County line, east to the Atlantic Ocean and west to the Matanzas River. This board meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Southeast Branch Library, 6670 US Highway 1 South, St. Augustine.Sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, overall aches and pains„its that time of year again, cold and ” u season! Protect yourself and your loved ones by taking a few precautionary steps. Illnesses such as the cold and ” u are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. They are usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. They can also spread when a person touches cold or ” u viruses deposited from another person on a desktop, doorknob, desk, telephone receiver or handrail. Did you know that some viruses can live for two hours or more on hard surfaces? If the person then touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands, the viruses or bacteria gain entry into the body and infection can occur. As you age, your body has a harder time “ ghting o infection and a greater chance that an infection like the ” u will develop into a serious illness. You can prevent the ” u by getting a ” u shot each fall. The best time to get vaccinated is in October or November, as the ” u season begins. An annual ” u shot is recommended for anyone six months or older. The CDC recommends the In” uenza vaccine and Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine to protect you from in” uenza and pneumonia. It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for your body to form antibodies to protect you. This season there are more types of ” u vaccines to choose from more than ever and the supply of vaccines from manufactures looks plentiful. New vaccines are available for those with egg allergies, better vaccines which cover four strains of in” uenza, an intradermal vaccine (think shorter needles!) and an inhaled ” u vaccine is once again available for those who are really needle-phobic. Because immunization against in” uenza also helps prevent ” u spread from person to person, the ” u shot is a win for everyone,Ž explains Je Sievert, director of pharmacy of Baptist Medical Center South. The best way to prevent a cold is to follow these “ ve simple steps: wash your hands often; keep your hands away from your face, particularly your nose; stay away from people with cold symptoms; avoid crowds during cold season; and dont share cups, utensils or towels with people who have a cold. It is also helpful to keep your body and mind in good shape by eating a healthy diet, managing your stress and getting enough sleep.Energy and water e ciency is a concept that will only grow in years to come. Its a way of thinking that saves you money, but allows you to still live comfortably without wasting precious resources. At JEA, we promote e ciency for three reasons: it reduces our need to build more facilities. It saves you money on your utility bills. And it reduces everyones impact on the environment. In other words, its the right thing to do for you and your utility. This column is about something that was unheard of 20 years ago: a home energy and water evaluation. This evaluation … or audit as its commonly known … is a way to understand your homes energy and water usage. Its the stepwise roadmap you need to maximize improvements that will lower your utility bill. There are three levels of audits: First, you can go to any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library (or the Bartram Trail Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library) and check out a JEA Home Energy and Water Evaluation backpack for free. Inside are all the tools and instructions you need to conduct your own do-it-yourself energy and water audit. Second, you can call your local utility and schedule a free walkthrough evaluation by an in-house auditor. Third, you can hire a certi“ ed energy auditor to come to your home and conduct a comprehensive evaluation using diagnostic equipment. A typical professional energy and water evaluation costs between $400 and $600. An evaluation examines all the components of your home from the crawlspace to the attic, the air conditioning system to the showerheads. Which audit is best for you? It depends. A good place to start is with the free audit o ered by your utility so you can understand how your home is using energy and water and what behavior changes you can make to lower the total bill. (If youre a JEA customer, please call 665-6000 to schedule.) However if youre going to spend signi“ cant dollars on an improvement (more than $1,000) I strongly recommend you consider a certi“ ed third party auditor who uses diagnostic equipment to ensure you maximize the money you spend on your improvement. Theres lots more information on audits on jea.com/ savingscoach. Click on the link marked energy audit.ŽSt. Johns County now accepting applications for board and committee vacanciesGearing up for the cold and u seasonBy Contributing Writer Leslie Cummings, Community Relations and Human Resources Intern, Baptist Medical Center SouthJEA shares tips for e ciency By Contributing Writer Brian Pippin, Conservation and Energy Specialist, JEA The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 10:00-11:30AM 12421 SAN JOSE BLVD., STE 100 FREE-MUST RSVP 292-0195 WWW.ATLASPHYSICALTHERAPY.COM For years, psychotherapists wrestled with the question, What comes “ rstƒƒ.thoughts or feelings?Ž Early psychotherapists proposed that feelingsŽ should be the primary focus in helping patients. Later, others claimed that behaviorŽ should be the primary focus of attention. More recently, some have focused on the idea that it is ones thoughts or beliefsŽ that are at the core of ones unhappiness. When thoughts or beliefs are invalid or illogical,Ž the end-product is very often anxiety, depression and unhappiness. Examples of invalid or illogical thoughts are boundless. If, for example, a mother is falsely committed to the belief that she must, at all times, be approved-of by her child, one can imagine the potential negative consequences for that relationship. If one is convicted to the illogical belief that a failure is unforgivable, then he or she is potentially sentenced to a life of self-imposed unhappiness. If one falsely believes that he or she is unlikable, unattractive or incapable, then he or she will unfortunately feel and behave accordingly. Finally, for those who have somehow assumed the invalid belief that life should always go their way, unhappiness and disaster becomes a way of life. The idea that our thoughts directly impact our feelings and behaviors is not a new one. The American Standard Version of Proverbs 23:7 says, For as he thinketh within himself, so is he.Ž Although this idea is not a new one, it was only relatively recently in the history of psychology that it became the basis a newer form of psychotherapy. This approach to psychotherapy is now popularly named Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), cognitiveŽ meaning thinking.Ž In CBT, the therapist assists patients in identifying the thoughts or beliefs underlying their unhappiness, then in examining their validity and “ nally in replacing the problematic thoughts or beliefs with ones that are more appropriate. Additionally, the patient is given homeworkŽ assignments to test-outŽ new ways of thinking and behaving, which are designed to lead to positive changes. Of course, the maturity, personality and artful skill of the therapist are an important ingredient to this process. CBT is becoming a more and more popular approach to helping people as psychological research continues to show its e ectiveness with a wide variety of personal di culties. It also helps patients to avoid continually having to dredge-up and rehash painful feelings, which is often the case in some other forms of psychotherapy. For additional information, please contact DocWHE@aol.com.Twelve St. Johns County seniors have quali“ ed as National Merit Semi“ nalists for 2014. These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As 12 of 16,000 semi“ nalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the “ nalist competition to vie for 8,000 scholarships worth more than $35 million to be announced in April. The semi“ nalists are Margaret May and Carsen Smith from Bartram Trail High School; Allison Davanzo, Hunter Hayes and Connor Michalski from Creekside High School; Jesse Chen, Devon Crawford, Lilian Dove, Farina Khandadia and Madison Stenzel from Allen D. Nease High School; Julia Sardinas from Ponte Vedra High School; and Madeleine Schneider from St. Augustine High School. All semi“ nalists were recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 8 in the School Board Administration Building auditorium.Belief:Ž The road to happinessƒor unhappinessBy Contributing Writer Dr. William H. Eden eld, Licensed PsychologistCongratulations to National Merit Semi nalists Bradley J. Elias, MD, a board-certi“ ed emergency medicine specialist at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, was Local doctor honored with state award for EMS Disaster Preparedness and Responserecently honored by the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Elias received the EMS Disaster Preparedness and Response award in the 2013 Excellence in EMS Awards. The award is for professionals who have made signi“ cant contributions in preparing Florida for health and medical responses to signi“ cant emergencies or disasters and served as a leader in EMS preparedness, education and response. Dr. Elias has served on the state EMS Advisory Council since 2006 and has served as chairman of the Disaster Committee. Its an honor to be recognized, but its also work I truly enjoy,Ž Dr. Elias said. Theres a lot of time and e ort put in to make sure Florida is ready for the next major disaster. The EMS community throughout the city, region and across Florida has partnered with the state to work together to become better prepared.Ž Dr. Elias has expertise in several facets of emergency medicine, including serving as medical director for six bases of Air Methods, an emergency service provider that transports patients via helicopter. We congratulate all of these recipients on this distinct honor as we recognize their signi“ cant contributions to EMS in Florida,Ž said John C. Bixler, EMS program administrator. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919 need customers?886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 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) “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all th e Water Treatment C ompany Jacksonvill e h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 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 V illag e Jack s nearthenorthe d e The 56th annual meeting/2013-2014 campaign meeting of the United Way of St. Johns County was held on September 18 at the River House. Over 100 people enjoyed refreshments and the kicko rally. Newly elected board o cers were David Toner, president; Beverly Slough, pastpresident; Terri Kamm, “ rst vice president; Conley Weiss, second vice president; Louise Anderson, treasurer; Dan Chitwood, campaign chair; and Jimmy Kelly, ex-o cio. New board members include Rev. Bobby Crum, Delinda Fogel, Marc Carlson, Dr. Greg McLeod, Representative Doc Renuart, Commander Chuck Mulligan and Cynthia Williams. Chitwood addressed the gathering as the campaign chair. I appreciate the opportunity to lead this campaign. I have served on the board for many years and I am proud of the work the United Way provides our community. Our goal this year is $1.25 million and I am happy to announce that through the early campaigns by Publix and UPS, we already have over 20 percent raised. I hope with the help of the community, we can exceed this goal so we can assist more of our residents,Ž he said. The United Way of St. Johns County serves 34 agencies within the county. All gifts allocated to these agencies stay in St. Johns County. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, call 829-9721.Most students who are organized and adhere to a consistent routine are successful in school. Children thrive with routine and help them learn to be responsible, take charge of what they need to do and become more self-disciplined. Routine lets children know what is expected of them. Most parents will agree that good organization skills are valuable with long term lasting bene“ ts. € Stay organized and on task by providing a dedicated study space with the right school supplies away from the television, phones and other distractions, with the computer located in a centralized area versus your childs room to avoid unnecessary distractions. € Organize assignments, notes and papers. Create study guide index cards and “ le in binders or folders by subject. Consider “ le box or stackable trays or any other system. € Planning ahead results in less stress and anxiety while improving results. It will help your child approach big projects and challenging situations calmly and methodically. € In todays electronic age most teachers post their classrooms key events online and allow both parents and students to remain up to date with up-coming deadlines. If your child uses a planner, writing upcoming deadlines and activities on a wall calendar at his or her desk will help them keep top of mind. € Clock or timer … Develop the discipline of e ective time management which only comes with practice. Agree on appropriate amount of time your child should be spending on nightly homework and/or test preparation An organized student is more independent. Children who are disorganized often feel (and act) helpless. They lose and forget things and they panic when they cannot locate what theyre looking for. Students who are organized are more likely to be self-starters because its easy to “ nd what they need and because they know that the sooner they “ nish their have-tos,Ž the more time theyll have for their want-tos.Ž Good notes will help your student better process information when studying independently, thereby enhancing his or her learning. € The notes should contain enough information so the student can quickly pull out the main points. € Record key points … Your student should realize it is less important to take down every word that a teacher says and more important to note topics that the teacher emphasizes. Students shouldnt forget to jot down examples that support these ideas. € Pay attention to the teachers style as no two teachers present material exactly alike. For example, some teachers write key information on the board or hand out outlines to guide students as they study. € Dont stop listening. Many students may follow a teachers lead and jot down whatever he or she notes as the most important points and then tune out. Students should listen carefully as his teacher explains each point and write down additional thoughts that may help their understanding and recall later. € Review and tidy notes within 24 hours. This will help keep the material fresh and give your student an opportunity to clarify any appreciations or unclear points. Supplement your notes with extra material from text and handouts. Always leave extra space in your notes for this. Use a highlighter and/ or underline to identify key topics and main ideas. For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol. com.The 2013-2014 Boosterthon Fun Run for Liberty Pines Academy came a little earlier this year than last school year„on Thursday, October 10 instead of sometime later towards the end of the school year. The decision to move the Boosterthon to earlier in the school year was done for several reasons, including the PTO making an e ort to reduce the number of programs parents are requested to participate in during the “ nal months of the school year. Another possible bene“ t to switching the Boosterthon from the spring to the fall will hopefully allow the students to run in cooler weather. The Boosterthon Fun Run program always has a positive and energetic program where they promote three speci“ c values of “ tness, leadership and character. This year the character theme was Camp High FiveŽ which is all about friendship! The focus was not just on developing the friendships students already have, but on viewing everyone as a friend, no matter how di erent they may “ rst appear. Boosterthons program brought out that friends 1) respect others, 2) dont bully, 3) shout out strengths, 4) stick together and 5) show sportsmanshiAp. Learning the lessons about friendship early in the school year is another bene“ t to changing the season for Boosterthon. The Boosterthon Fun Run program is one of LPAs major fundraising events for the year. The monies brought in by the various fundraisers help to go toward the increasing needs for the media center and technology at LPA. The PTO thanks all who participated and contributed to help make this years Boosterthon a success! Here are some important upcoming dates at LPA for October and November: € Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1: Scholastic Book Fair € Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m.: Night of the Arts. Scholastic Book Fair will have evening hours as well. € Tuesday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m.: PTO monthly meeting. € Friday, November 8: Liberty Parade.United Way of SJC kicks o annual campaign How to develop e ective study skillsBy Contributing Writer Edgar Gonzalez, Huntington Learning CenterLiberty Pines Academy: Boosterthon promotes friendshipBy Contributing Writer Diana Sarama W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 14, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 2013 DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. 06376-01-KEYC: : Kidney Disease Education : : : : Expert Educators : : : : No Cost : :RSVP today at KidneySmart.org/Class or call 1-888-MY-KIDNEY (1-888-695-4363)Youre invited to attend a Kidney SmartSM Class Monthly in-person classes are available in your area. November 1, 2, 3, 2013All proceeds from the Festival will be given to our Church for the growing needs of the Parish & School. 1718-State Road 13, St. Johns, Fl 32259For additional information visit our web page sjdrparish.org/fall festival 2013Event Sponsor San Juan del Rio Catholic Church & School 7th Annual Fall Festival Variety of Free Entertainment all 3 days All Ages Talent Show … Prizes to WinnersRae $7,000 Cash Prizes Plus 10 $150 Cash PrizesTo purchase a ticket Contact Sal Santapola 287-3382 Event Sponsor October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Betty Gri n House, St. Johns Countys only domestic violence services provider, is focused on an education and public awareness campaign to aid in the prevention of domestic violence. Domestic violence a ects everyone. According to The Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; three women are killed by their partners every day, nationwide; 74 percent of Americans know a victim of domestic violence. Betty Gri n House in St. Johns County provides advocacy, counseling, and support to female, male and child victims of domestic violence. The Betty Gri n House Domestic Violence Hotline is 904-824-1555. Betty Gri n House also provides emergency safe housing victims of domestic violence and their children. All services are con“ dential and free of charge. Our agency is committed to providing domestic violence victims with the highest quality of care. We provide the advocacy and counseling that empowers victims to become survivors. Our mission also includes promoting awareness and prevention across our community,Ž said Executive Director Joyce Mahr. Mahr also says, We want people to understand that domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, educational levels, sexual orientation or gender. It can happen to couples who are dating and it also happens in couples who are married or living together. This is a preventable crime with the help of the community.Ž Betty Gri n House is a non-pro“ t organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, ful“ lled lives in strong families and healthy communities. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our con“ dential 24-hour hotline at 904-824-1555. Fall is in the air and if youre a high school junior or senior, that means college applications. Applying to college can seem like a daunting task„ after all, you have to pick the schools, you have to visit them, you have to “ ll out the tedious applications, you have to deal with family members or friends who may not support the football team of your college of choice, etc. It is a process, let me tell you. But one thing that you shouldnt worry about is the application essay. The Bartram Trail Branch Library will be o ering a threepart college admission and scholarship essay workshop series on October 17, October 24 and November 4, at 6:00 p.m. This class will explain what colleges are looking for in those essays they ask you to write. Applying for a couple scholarships? The class will address those, too. On Thursday October 17, well discuss the best way to write and structure these essays. Then, youll go home and write a practice essay, which youll bring with you to the class on Thursday October 24. Well discuss any questions you have about the writing process. When we next meet on Monday, November 4 youll get your essays back and theyll be marked with helpful comments and suggestions. Then well have a “ nal discussion about the process. By the end of the class series, you should have a good grasp of what makes a solid essay„arguThe St. Johns County School Board has announced rezoning for the new K-8 school in Durbin Crossing scheduled to open for the 2013-14 school year. A multitude of parents attended the latest Town Hall meeting and were thrilled to learn that the school will be zoned exclusively for children living in the community of Durbin Crossing. Durbin Crossing has consistently been one of the best selling communities in North Florida. The location is extremely desirable to young families largely because of the number of A-rated schools in the area. The Florida Department of Education ranks St. Johns County schools at the top of the states 67 counties. The schools are one of the “ rst things people ask about when visiting the builders models in Durbin Crossing,Ž said Jason Sessions of Sessions Development. Its a huge plus to have a new K-8 school located right inside the community and will only add to the already impressive amenities o ered in Durbin Crossing.Ž The new K-8 school sits on a 25-acre site on Long Leaf Pine Parkway adjacent to the county sports park and directly across from 206 single-family lots under construction. Construction on the school is underway and the school will be “ nished in time for the 2014-15 school year. The new school will be a two-story, 150,000 square feet state-of-the-art facility. It will be built using a house concept that allows two classes, featuring movable walls, to partner up for joint learning experiences. Each house has a common area for extended learning opportunities and to encourage handson learning. A full kitchen, arts and computer areas and the option of grouping classes, give teachers expanded opportunities to inspire creativity and learning. Each classroom o ers ably the most important part of any application. Parents, this class series is free„its completely funded by the Bartram Trail Branch Friends of the Library. Preregistration is requested and can be arranged by calling the library at 827-6960. Classes will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, October 17 and 24 and Monday, November 4. hi-tech abilities, such as Tech Document Cameras, which provide laptop to screen visuals and audio enhancements, to allow children to hear equally throughout the classroom. The school will have a gym, a cafetorium for dining and multipurpose uses, outdoor play courts and multi-purpose “ elds. The school will also feature an Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area (EHPA), which can be used as a shelter for the community. The new school is located adjacent to the 25-acre community park complete with lighted ball “ elds, sports courts and soccer “ elds. We want to thank the St. Johns County School Board for their vision and careful consideration in keeping the children of Durbin Crossing together at the same school,Ž said Susan Wood of Wood Development. It is exponentially better for children to be able to live, play and learn together inside of their own community.Ž It was part of the initial vision for Durbin Crossing to have a school inside and fully integrated into the community. Creekside High School is also zoned for students in Durbin Crossing and both schools are within walking distance for residents. Durbin Crossing embraces a lifestyle that includes a multitude of opportunities for families to interact together through two amenity centers, parks, sports “ elds, “ tness center, splash parks and planned activities. The convenience of children being able to walk to school and have their families participate in their school activities is the culmination of the vision for the Durbin Crossing lifestyle.Betty Gri n House focuses on raising awareness and prevention in OctoberFriends of Bartram Trail Library host college essay workshopZoning announced for new K-8 school The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 Teen Anime Club Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 29 • 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The Teen Anime Club is having a Halloween party and we’ll be viewing a creepy anime feature. Wearing a costume isn’t required, but it’s de nitely encouraged. Party refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library.

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Page 16, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB | Trips for 2013-2014 LENDER October 15-17, 2013: FALL FESTIVAL 3 DAYS December 2-6: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 5 DAYS December 10th & 12th: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL December 15-18: ANNUAL NEW YORK TRIP 4 DAYS February 22-27, 2014: WINTER CRUISE GETAWAY 6 DAYS March 25-26: CHERRY BLOSSOM TRAIL OF GEORGIA 2 DAYS MARCH 11 & 13: BINGO SOCIALS APRIL 21-28: A TEXAS “FIESTA” 8 DAYS MAY 21-23: THE OLD SOUTH 2 DAYS JUNE 7-19: MEDITERRANEAN & THE GREEK ISLES 13 DAYS JULY 22 & 24: BINGO SOCIALS AUGUST 5-17: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 13 DAYS SEPTEMBER 12-20: CANADIAN ROCKIES & MORE 9 DAYS OCTOBER 10-19: NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA CRUISE 10 DAYS Diane Stan“eld Sr. VP of Corporate Banking PH: 904-998-5507 CELL: 904-614-0943stan“eldd@atlanticcoastbank.netBetty Sue Tatum Business Development Manager PH: 912-283-4711 x3508 CELL: 912-337-0795tatumbe@atlanticcoastbank.netNot only does Atlantic Coast offer great products and services we also have a travel club that we think you will be interested in, the PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB. Dont let the millionnaire scare you! It takes a lot of small dollars to make a millionaires club! Relax and enjoy the exclusive privileges you get at Atlantic Coast Bank when you become a member of our PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB. Club members reap the rewards of an outstanding package of “nancial services, discounts and fantastic members-onlyŽ activities and trips. Try us out and join us for a trip and see what we are all about. For more details, contact Diane Stan“eld at 904-998-5507 or CELL: 904-614-0943.Member FDIC www.atlanticcoastbank.net 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 Calypsosalonand spa Make an appointment today and Save $15 OFF a Facial!New Clients Only. EXP 11/15/13FREE Haircut with any Color Service ($45 Value)New Clients Only. EXP 11/15/13 This has been an amazing month of reading for me. I have stayed up reading until late in the night and started several books and not put them down until I was “ nished. The good thing is most have been fairly quick reads, at least for me. Might take our students a little longer, but they will be able to read them in a reasonable amount of time. The absolute highlight of this month was sharing with Corey Taylor, one of last years SSYRA team members, the book small as an elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson. She came in and told me she loved One for the Murphys ; it was her Juvie Three for this year. That made me reach for small as an elephant and pass it on to her. She was back the very next day, Mrs. Johnson, I love this book.Ž I have noticed there seems to be a pattern with authors„there are many books with a similar theme on the market right now. Surprisingly though, they manage to give each a unique twist/ perspective so you dont feel you are just reading the same thing over and over. I “ nally found a wonderful historical “ ction book after a seemingly long drought, Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine. It is set in a tiny town in Rocky Gap, Virginia. What a connection! I looked it up and it is a real town about a two hour drive from the tiny community I will be retiring to, Eagle Rock. It is a small world. Seeing Red is set in the early 1970s when change was slow to make it to the small rural communities. It is de“ nitely a coming of age novel with consequences totally unexpected. I loved it. Then I picked up another one, Standing Against the Wind by Traci L. Jones and was moved by the main protagonists resilience and determination. I am determined to “ nd any additional books by this author. The Saturday Boy by David Fleming was a complete surprise to me. With the helicopter on the cover and mention of Afghanistan I wasnt really sure what direction this book would take. I was pleasantly surprised and I really connected to the main protagonist. This is an amazing story of a strong character with a disability that is evident but never identi“ ed and his relationship with his peers and his father. I loved it and highly recommend it. I would like to share a little about some of our avid readers in my column for this year, starting o with Audrey Visser, an eighth grader and Soroya Bata, a sixth grader. Vissers book choices are long ones and she can be seen in the halls and at lunch reading as she walks and eats. She recommends The Series of the Unfortunate Events and the Iron Fey series. Bata caught my attention this summer during her tour of PBMS and we quickly forged a close book friendship; I believe she has read as many books as I have! She is a voracious reader; I borrowed four titles that were missing from our collection and she had them back to me in two days! She wanted to recommend the following series: Tigers Curse, Maximum Ride, Daughters of the Moon, Witch and Wizard along with Cinder (SSYRA 203-14). I am really excited to have the opportunity in Brooklyn to attend a Release Party for Amelia Kahaneys new book The Broken Hearted. It sounds like just the book for our students that are still looking for more Dystopian books. Will “ ll you in next month.Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYP Audrey Visser Book Discussion at the Bartram Trail Branch Library! Monday, October 21 7 pmThis month’s selection is “The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton. All are welcome to join us for this discussion. Happy HalloweenOctober 31

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 17 ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Dont be left in the dark! For a limited time take an extra 20%-50% all TABLE and FLOOR LAMPS, and FRAMED ARTShop Jacksonvilles largest selection of designer lamps. Choose from 100s of styles and “nishes. Jacksonville (904) 262-8113 10130 Philips Highway (Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339) Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com e ction m *Sale Ends Oct 31st. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.** Serving the Jacksonville community since 1983 Member ADA, NEDDA, JDS | Network provider for Delta, Cigna, BC/BS, FCL, and most major insurance plans. Expires 10/31/13$99Exam, X-rays and Routine cleaning(self-pay patients only) We all have memories of middle school. Some we have are fonder than others„like the “ rst day, the school dance or your favorite club. Then there are the memories of late nights, staying up to study for a test. The “ rst day of school at Fruit Cove Middle School is not easy; take it from me. I am now in seventh grade and I still cannot go through a “ rst day without getting lost! The new Common Core Standards have changed the way that St. Johns County teaches and tests the students. Now most classes take an end of quarter, semester and “ nal exam. Yes, this year we are adding End of Course Exams (EOC) in addition to FCAT testing. These exams are more di cult and involved. I am sure that the students will be ready with the help of the outstanding teachers we have at Fruit Cove. The Back to the 80s Dance on August 30 was totally radical dude! There was a showing of Back to the Future,Ž pizza, a photo booth, dancing and all around fun. It was fun to see everyone at the school decked out in 80s clothes. I cant wait for the next dance! There are lots of afterschool activities that Fruit Cove Middle School has to o er. We have many clubs, sports teams and activities. You can see the Fruit Cove Flyers basketball and the football teams play. To get more information, go to the Fruit Cove Middle School website. Another after-school activity is Drama Club. Every year a group of kids put on a terri“ c play, under the direction of our drama teacher, Je Sta aroni. This years play is My Son Pinocchio.Ž This play has a need for lots of actors. Consider trying out for a part! You can come and see the play on April 3 through April 5, 2014. Check the Fruit Cove Middle School website for more details. Some after-school activities help those in need. The Dreams Come True Club helps children with life-threatening illnesses make their dreams come true. We have talent shows and movie nights to raise money to help this program and make dreams come true. There is a place for everyone at Fruit Cove Middle School. It doesnt matter if you are a dancer, jock, helper, band member or actor. There is something for you. I am looking forward to a great year at Fruit Cove Middle School! Homebuyers typically come to the real estate table with a wish list. This often includes great home features, plenty of community amenities, neighborhood safety and, of course, good schools. In the masterplanned community of Palencia, all of these items are considered must-havesŽ and can easily be checked o the list. Palencia residents are fortunate to attend three outstanding St. Johns County district schools … Palencia Elementary, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School. St. Johns County is one of the highest ranked school districts in the state, with top test scores and national averages. It is one of only 10 districts in the state of Florida to receive an A grade for 10 years in a row. Palencia Elementary, which opened in 2012 and is the newest school in the St. Johns County district, received a “ vestar ranking through the school grading website greatschools. org. Its reading and math scores on the FCAT are consistently above the state average, students enjoy state-of-art technology resources, including digital textbooks accessed through iPad tablets and the school facilities were built using green building standards. Pacetti Bay Middle School has an A rating, consistently high FCAT scores and has been designated as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years program school. Nease High School has been nationally recognized by The Washington Post as one of Americas Best High Schools. It o ers the IB program, AP courses, communications and engineering specialty academies and a Navy Jr. ROTC program. FCAT scores at Nease have been well above the state and district averages each year. The outstanding schools in our district are absolutely one of the deciding factors for many of our resident families,Ž said Palencia sales manager Naomi Lumley. Palencia Elementary is within walking or biking distance, which is a wonderful asset, and our community as a whole is very involved in all three schools, particularly Palencia Elementary since it is so close. They are truly neighborhood schools and it shows.ŽTara Hogan, DVM is the newest member of the Greenbriar Animal Hospital team. Being part of a Navy family, Dr. Hogan is coming to Greenbriar from the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area. While there, she was a relief veterinarian and worked between several clinics. The opportunity arose to work at an all cat clinic, which allowed her to pursue a special interest in feline medicine, especially geriatrics. Dr. Hogan completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University in 2001. After a year spent in Spring“ eld, Massachusetts completing an internship in emergency medicine, she moved to Tucson, Arizona and began practicing veterinary medicine. With the military transfer portion of her career completed, she is excited to settle in Jacksonville with her family (especially the furry components of her household: an 18-year-old cat and two Australian Cattle dogs that keep everyone … human and animal in line). She is hoping that her experiences across the Unites States will o er some bene“ t to the Greenbriar Animal Hospital and looks forward to helping the hospital expand upon its feline medicine o erings. Please stop by and say HelloŽ and introduce your pets and welcome Dr. Hogan to the Greenbriar family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! The Arab Spring,Ž the BRICS,Ž the Russian Reset,Ž The Euro CrisisŽ and the Rise of China as a SuperpowerŽ are all headlines we encounter on a regular basis. But have you ever wished that you knew more about them or even said so what have these to do with me? If you would like to learn more about international events and their e ect on your life, join your neighbors on the “ rst Tuesday of every month for the Bartram Trail Branch Library International Relations Reading Group. This group, moderated by Joseph Warner, a retired diplomat and adjunct professor of International Relations and Geography at Florida State College at Jacksonville, will read and discuss a di erent book at each meeting. Books included in the line up are Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, The Cold War, A New History, by John Lewis, Clash of Civilizations, by Samuel Hutchingston, Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas Friedman, The Age of Terror, edited by Talbott, Foreign Policy Begins at Home, by Richard Haas, The Revenge of Geography, by Robert D. Kaplan and The Post American World by Fareed. Copies of all these books are available at the library. Come and share your insights and questions with this group on the “ rst Tuesday of each month. The November meeting is Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bartram Trail Branch Library. Please call the library at 827-6960 for more information.FCMS o to a great startBy Contributing Writer Hannah Silverstein, FCMS StudentCommunitys residents attend top-rated St. Johns County schools Local veterinarian welcomes new doctor Join the International Relations Reading Group! got news?editor@thecreekline.com Florida Poison Information Center (800) 222.1222

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Page 18, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com CONSTRUCTION TO PERMANENTFINANCING UP TO95% CONVENTIONAL*96.5% FHA*100% VA*www.sb.com EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Wendy Hilton 9700 Philips Hwy Ste. 101 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904) 398-7859 Ext. 3224 Email: hiltonw@sb.com NMLS ID#: 263101*Subject to credit underwriting and approval. Please see a mortgage originator to see if you qualify. 100% “nancing applies to VA loans only. Other loan programs may require a down payment. Property insurance is required, including ”ood insurance and PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) where applicable. For Appointment Call 904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: Everyone has gotten back into the swing of things after the “ rst few weeks and Bartram Trails art program has been working hard and tirelessly to make the beginning of this year successful. The Voice of Bartram, our school chorus, had their “ rst concert of the year on October 10 and they now have their sights on the winter concert in December as well as the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando. On the other hand, the Spirit of Bartram, our fantastic band, has been playing and constantly practicing in order to perfect their marching routine, “ lled with fun music and great spirit. Meanwhile, the drama team has been working head over heels in preparation for their upcoming performance of Macbeth, a popular Shakespearean classic. I am so excited that on a scale of one to 10, Im probably around a 17,Ž said Brett Belcher, ITS Troupe 6174 president who is playing Macbeth. Despite the popularity of the show itself, the most talked about people in the production are not the seniors; rather it is the underclassmen that are turning heads. The whole cast is amazing this year,Ž stated Lindsay Anderson, a senior playing Lady Macbeth, but this years group of underclassmen has really shocked me. Everyone is so dedicated and has already learned a lot of their lines.Ž Plays by William Shakespeare can be very di cult at times because of the old language and the openness of scenic interpretation, but the cast and crew at BT are not afraid. In order to have success in a Shakespearean production,Ž says Director Ava Fixel, the characters have to help the audience understand the story and the actors must portray characters in a way that the audience can identify and comprehend the characters and their actions, even though the language is unfamiliar and hard to understand.Ž Performances will be held October 31 and November 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee on November 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or on preorder through any of the cast members and Fixel. On opening night, in celebration of Halloween, patrons are encouraged to come in costume. During intermission, there will be a costume contest. The only rules are that masks are not allowed and that costumes should be in line with school dress code. And thats the latest news. From all of us here at BT, have a great Bartram Trail day!For the sixth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving around the world. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care, located at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102, from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 7 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in, with a “ ve pound limit. Children will also receive a free kids meal from the Red Elephant. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements.Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. for Newcomers of North St. Johns (NNSJ) luncheon meeting at the beautiful Serenata Beach Club overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The club is located on A1A, approximately four miles north of the Vilano Beach Bridge, at 3175 South Ponte Vedra Boulevard. The program will feature Emilys Antiques, Home Design and Specialty Shops. The menu will include a choice of entre, Chicken Piccata or grilled Atlantic Salmon, with bourbon pecan pie for dessert. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be offered. All reservations must be received by November 8 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate menu choice and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL 32092 Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of North St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in membership information or to request a newsletter about upcoming events, please contact Sue at sjaird@ comcast.net. Please join us!BTHS HappeningsFall back into the arts with music and Macbeth!By Kelly Boyer, BTHS StudentDentist once again o ers candy buy-back Newcomers of North St. Johns to hold November luncheon meeting By Contributing Write Mona Jensen Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! 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 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 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Happy Halloween From your friends at The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 19 Julington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796 Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerLaura QualantoneCo-Regional Manager 475 West Town Place St. Augustine, FL 32092904-940-1002 The Neighborhoods of World Golf Village Angela StanleyLicensed Property ManagerKimberly HammLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-KelleyRegional Manager-Clay CountyDottie KrinerRegional Manager-Julington CreekMonica Hodges Licensed Property Manager This past summer, Creekside High School teacher Kerry McClure and her daughter Halley were sta members for the CISV International Step-Up Camp hosted by CISV Jacksonville at Fletcher Middle School. CISV Jacksonville, founded in 1976, is one of 22 chapters in the United States of Childrens International Summer Villages (CISV) and the only one in Florida. This summer McClure and her daughter were able to act as ambassadors for Northeast Florida and Jacksonville to an international collection of teenagers. Delegations came from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Sweden and the United States, enjoying the beach and southern hospitality. This years CISV Step-Up Camp was a program for 14 to 15 year olds. The program lasted 23 days. During the camp the young people are encouraged to take a leading role in planning and organizing activities. Participates and their adult leaders use CISVs Peace Education Program to guide the theme of the camp. The young people plan their activities around identity, democracy or environmental protection. CISV Jacksonville is a member of CISV International which was founded more than 50 years ago and is a charitable, independent, non-political, volunteer organization that educates and inspires for action towards a more just and peaceful world. CISV has more than 60,000 members worldwide. According to Kelly McClure, CISVs philosophy makes me believe that a better world is possible because were actually working for it.Ž The CISV Jacksonville chapter sent delegates all over the world this summer to represent the United States and also hosted the 10th anniversary of FACES of Jacksonville, which breaks down barriers right here in our own backyard. If you would like to learn more about CISV Jacksonville, please visit www.jax.cisvusa. org. For CSIV USA, please visit www.cisvusa.org and for CISV International, please visit www. cisv.org.Creekside teacher hosts international young people at CISV campBy Karl Kennell been attending surf camps and sur“ ng with their father for over three years. They are naturals when it comes to sur“ ng. The annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic is one of the events that the organization holds for the bene“ t local breast cancer organizations. Sisters of the Sea is a non-pro“ t organization made up of women surfers in Jacksonville. The group was founded in July of 1997 when eight women came together on a sunny, glassy, waist-high day for a surf session in Hanna Park. They had a blast and since that day have grown. Its group of women who love to surf and exists to encourage each other in and out of the water. To learn more about their Bosom Buddies program, please visit www.sistersofthesea.org. Sophie Araman, by choosing the 15th annual Sisters of the Sea Surf Classic as her place to begin competitive sur“ ng, shows not only a commitment to her sport but also to the girls and women who ride the waves„with the added bene“ t of helping conquer breast cancer right here in Jacksonville. She is de“ nitely an exceptional example of the students of Swiss Point Middle School.SPMS surfer cont. from pg. 1 Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes or thermometers)St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694

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Page 20, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The ballots have been tallied! The new Student Council of Mill Creek Elementary is: President: Nikki Gouzos Vice President: Maggie Brengle Secretary: Nicole Klucharich Treasurer: Rachel Belshaw Homeroom Reps: Sarah Koweski, Jesse DeVane, Logan Wells, Carter Brown, Lily Slate, Noah Bowen Congratulations to a great group of Mill Creek Mustangs! The Student Council is led by Sandra Pearson. This hardworking unit of student leaders works all year long on projects to bene“ t both the school and the community. The students were elected by their peers after a complete election process. Posters were hung around the cafeteria/multi-purpose room, speeches were made and then the “ fth grade student body voted on who they thought was the best person to represent their class and grade for the 20132014 school year. There are a few new procedures at Mill Creek Elementary this year: € If your child eats breakfast at school they can now be walked into the cafeteria at 8:00 a.m. instead of 8:10 a.m. € Instead of hard copy interim reports being sent home, teachers are discussing the report in person during student conferences. They can also be found online by accessing the HAC program. If you are not set up with passwords please call Mrs. Harris at the front desk and she will assist you. The PTA of Mill Creek has launched the “ rst fundraiser of the school year. Enjoy the CityŽ coupon books were a great success last year and there are hopes for a repeat success. The coupons are all for local, popular merchants. The books cost $20. The purchase amount can be regained on the “ rst page of the book. The Winn Dixie coupons add up to $20 in savings so you have already saved the purchase amount before even getting to the really exciting savings. Please make plans to participate in this fundraiser. It will help save you money and help Mill Creek make money. Smencils are Back! A very popular item is back on the market. The recycled material pencils that have a variety of di erent smellsŽ ranging from cinnamon to cola are back on sell Wednesday and Friday mornings. Volunteers will have a table set up at the entrance of the school from 8:10 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Friday. These are always a big hit with the students and with comparable products selling at Michaels for 50 cents more, it is a bargain as well. Send your student to school with a dollar and they can grab a smencil on the way to class. The school calendar is packed with fun and important events. Please remember to check both the school website and the PTA website for all the latest school news. And as always, dont forget to come in and volunteer!Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting on Friday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210. The RippersŽ from Sew Much Comfort will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project is called Nighty Nites. The group will be furnishing the children at The Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless with 85 pairs of childrens pajamas, a new story book and ” eece slipper socks handmade by Helping Hands. They have been aided by the Church of Latter Day Saints, which helped collect nightwear for the children. Members of Helping Hands have been busy cutting and sewing over last few months. Childrens books were donated by Publix. These children will be nice and cozy for winter months! Anyone wishing to donate new pajamas (any gender) of any size from baby to size 20, may contact the email listed at the end of this article. The baby shower held recently was a huge success with several hundred gifts being given to the expectant moms of active and deployed military members at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The RippersŽ made wonderful bibs for the babies, which were hung on clotheslines through out the church as decorations. Baby clothes, diaper bags, handmade blankets, diapers, and essential items were given to NAS JAX Childrens and Family Services to be distributed to expectant families. Darling bootie cupcakes, a fabulous lunch, baby bottle punch, door prizes and games were the order of the day. Many thanks to Renee Scharning, who was the chairman of this event. Everyone was thrilled that our great military families here were able to be honored for their service to our country. Thank you to the chairman and all who donated food and baby items as well as Faith Community Church for letting us use the church. Members of Helping Hands went on a tour of the Florida School for the Blind and Deaf in September, as they get ready to kick o their holiday project for the school. Ornaments with a childs name and wish list are now available at the Winn Dixie on County Road 210. Trees with ornaments will be located at the following 210 partners: First Florida Credit Union, Cimarrone Golf Club, Golf Club of South Hampton, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Benitos Restaurant and Faith Community Church. Everyone who commits to buying a gift for a child will receive a beautiful handmade ornament to take home. Helping Hands members have been meeting through the summer to complete the 607 ornaments that are needed to be distributed so each child has a gift. For more information, or if you would like to participate in this worthwhile local project, please contact jacqphil@ aol.com. The ladies of Helping Hands will also be teaching and helping the seniors at Trout Creek, one day a month, with a Craft Day. They will also be celebrating Halloween with Trout Creek this month. Members will dress up in costume, serve lunch and help with bingo. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets once a month on the last Friday of each month except November and December at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The group is non-denominational and collects no money. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated from its members or community at large. They rely solely on donations of goods and services. Membership totals over 200. Everyone is welcome! Please contact jacqphil@aol.com.News from Mill CreekBy Contributing Writer Wendi BrothersHelping Hands UpdateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou Homemade posters lined the cafeteria on election day for Student Council! Renee Scharning with her daughter and new granddaughter Isabel at the recent baby shower for military members.

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 12-31 -13 Many within our community volunteer. We volunteer at our childrens schools, at church, with various charitable organizations and on behalf of friends or others needing assistance. According to Wikipedia, volunteering is generally considered an altruistic (sel” ess) activity and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. There is no “ nancial gain involved.Ž I am sure we agree that truly sel” ess action requires passion. Lets think about this. What is your passion? Would you like to volunteer and dont know where to start? Or are you a student who needs service hours? Consider your talents. Can you teach others to read? Do you enjoy building things? Do you just like being outside or with animals? There are many opportunities to get involved in St. Johns County and local nonpro“ t JCP CARES can help you make the connection. JCP CARES provides assistance to local charities (in St. Johns County) and those in need through donations and time. Charity e orts are divided into four di erent categories; animals and environment, senior and medical, children and homeless and abused. One speci“ c group per quarter is focused on from each of these categories throughout the year. Visit www.jcpcares. org for more information. The end of the year is busy and there are lots of ways you can help! The annual area-wide food drive is scheduled for November 16. This is a great opportunity for students to get those service hours. Over $17,000 of food is collected for the local food pantry and charities and many hands will be needed to help. In December, the Giving Tree project gets underway. This initiative generated $40.000 in charitable giving for local nonpro“ ts in 2012. There are many ways to help with this project such as dropping o tags, and picking up and sorting the donations. Much more is planned for 2014! Visit www.jcpcares.com for more information about the initiatives and the variety of ways you can help; there is truly something for everyone who wants to make an impact in St. Johns County. In addition to local groups like JCP CARES, there are online organizations such as www. Volunteermatch.org that you can use to “ nd a good cause to work with that focuses on your speci“ c passion. Another group, www. HandsOnJacksonville.org, is also a useful tool that can guide you to a project or organization that could really use your talents. And “ nally, if you havent marked your calendars for the Bartram Trail Rotarys annual Pub Crawl … do it now! JCP CARES is partnering with the Bartram Trail Rotary Club again this year and all proceeds will go to HEAL (Helping Every Autistic Life, www.healautismnow.org). The Pub Crawl is on Saturday, October 19 at beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and JCP CARES has a limited number available. To purchase tickets, please contact Kathy Bravo at 655-1040. How do you de ne volunteering?By Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES Students helped out with the 2012 food drive. Durbie (Durbin Creek Elementary Schools mascot) is being sent on a trip around the world! All it will take is 45,000 AR (Accelerated Reader) points. If the entire school can reach this goal by May then the students will be awarded a day of games from Durbies travels around the world. As the school year goes on, each student will be awarded points based on their individual reading accomplishments DCE kicks o Bookin It Around The WorldŽBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, PTO Corresponding Secretary Flamenco dancers, Irish jig dancer, Chinese drummer and dragon with Principal Sandra McMandon, Assistant Principal Christy Slater and Matt Ostrowsky.and at the end of each quarter they will be able to purchase prizes from Durbies World Market.Ž On Friday, September 20 the school held an assembly to introduce the students to the theme for the year. The students were able to see examples of activities from di erent countries including a Chinese dragon, an Irish dance DCE Bookin It cont. on pg. 23

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Page 22, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier 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 Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.Ž Creekside students hear this inspirational quote to start each day, at the end of morning announcements, delivered by Principal Randy Johnson. Consistently encouraging excellence from the Creekside student body, Principal Johnson and the entire sta of Creekside High School have been hard at work to make all of our bettersŽ our very best. One of the most prominent ways Creekside is working to improve students education is the Common Core State Standards Initiative, set for full launch next school year. Johnson shares, Common Core is a new way of teaching, a new way of learning. It means going deeper into the core content, as opposed to skimming the surface level.Ž Common Core is practiced in 46 states, in a full spectrum of classrooms. Sound familiar? You may know more about Common Core than you think! It gives students the chance to use Socratic Seminar methods, opportunities for project-based learning and the challenge to think, write and articulate their learning.Ž The goal of the initiative is to thoroughly prepare collegeready students for global career competition. Were asking kids to stretch themselves,Ž states Johnson. Three Creekside students have demonstrated such discipline, earning the title of 2014 National Merit Semi-Finalists. Knights Allison Davanzo, Hunter Hayes and Connor Michalski have all three designated themselves as high academic achievers on their PSAT assessment, impressing peers and school sta alike. Impressive as well is the level of involvement Creekside students have been able to achieve in co-curricular clubs and activities on campus. Data shows that 85 percent of students belong to at least one after-school activity, though Principal Johnson encourages a push to 100 percent, highlighting the direct correlation between being plugged-inŽ on campus and successful graduation. We want to make the school more than just the four walls of the classroom. Its about the full high school experience,Ž he explains. Walk-About-Wednesdays are scheduled during lunches in order to present as many of Creeksides 65 clubs to the student population as possible, giving club sponsors and members the opportunity to reach those with potential interest. Speaking of the full high school experience, one fourth of Creeksides population is about to complete their experiences in high school. Looking at the largest senior class yet, Principal Johnson sees great, CHS HappeningsKnight-Side ChatsŽ with Principal JohnsonBy Sarah Schreck, CHS Student talented, gifted students, in every facet of the high school, whether it be the arts, performing arts, academics, social clubs or service clubs.Ž One of these students, Sydney Jalali, the reigning Miss Creekside, has a mission of her own in which she hopes to involve as many students as possible. Taking care of all logistics herself, Jalali encourages Creekside stakeholders to contact and join her in writing letters to those far away from home, “ ghting for our country and its values overseas. Principal Johnson emphasizes this ideal in his own advice to the student body; Try to serve others. When you begin to focus on others, somehow your burdens become lighter.Ž It’s not a Bus Stop, It’s a Must Stop!School is in session. Please drive carefully.

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 23 GET FIT. TOGETHER.e leaves are falling, now is the time to shed those extra pounds!904.268.5355 fitnesstogether.com/mandarin New clients only. Offer expires 10/31/131 FREE WEEK!1:1 Personal Training or Pack Small Group Training Fall Back into Fitness! MANDARIN 11362 SAN JOSE BLVD, STE 12 Hickory Creek Elementary Sch ool PTO encouraged students to Dig into a Good BookŽ over their summer vacation. Students were asked to keep a log of the title and author of the books they read. The goal of the summer program was to motivate them to read at least “ ve books. Along with turning in their reading logs, students were asked to donate a book they had “ nished reading. More than 300 logs were turned in with “ ve or more books listed. For those children, the PTO hosted a book swap and ice cream social as part of the celebration. During the celebration, they were allowed to pick a book from the donated book pile. They also received ice cream, a book worm button for their lanyard and a free mini golf coupon for Adventure Landing. The kids had a great time and we kept hearing over and over how excited they were to receive a book and have ice cream,Ž said Jen Cury, PTO chair for the summer reading program. There were also 30 $5 gift cards given out as part of a drawing to students who read and logged more than 10 books on their summer reading logs.Ž Congratulations to the top readers. Listed below are all the class winners from each grade level. Kindergarten: Blake Robertson, Carson Koppe, Braden Phillips, Ryan White, Gavin Van Tassel and Reagan Parker First grade: Sarah Rocheleau, J.J. Miller, Megan Bailey, Daniel Bellomo, Connor Heald, Colin Haury and Ben Dolce Second grade: Connor Koppe, James Reid, Janna Lelis, Jackson Phillips, Sarah Craig, Daniel Skraba and Ronan McDonald Third grade: Vivian Stovall, Natalie Blackwell, Brody Michel, Owen Ashenfelder, Manas Gandepalli, Grace Betty Grif n House hosted a vigil on Thursday evening, October 3 in the Plaza in downtown St. Augustine. They honored the victims and survivors of domestic violence in St. Johns County. The names of the deceased were read aloud and two courageous survivors spoke to the crowd about their story of survival. Law enforcement spoke about the need to make domestic violence a talked aboutŽ crime.Students at HCE dig into good booksBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott THE ONLY PLACE MORE LOVING IS IN YOUR ARMS. Tour your local Goddard School and experience why its the best preparation for social and academic success. Goddard Systems, Inc.s program is AdvancED accredited. SAINT JOHNS 100 Julington Plaza Drive 904-230-2002 GoddardSchool.comLEARNING FOR FUN. LEARNING FOR LIFE.SMCALL TODAY!> The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. License #C07SJ0053 Goddard Systems, Inc. 2013 Ivey and Madison Mills Fourth grade: Darian Thompson, Carley Miller, Samantha Pre er, Gabriel Smith, Vanessa Guiel and Remi Goldberg Fifth grade: Samantha Luttrell, Parker Williams, Troy Craven, Erin Livingston, Lucas Grubbs, Wyatt Bruno and Anushka Patel Students who participated had more than 600 books to choose from. The remaining 300 plus books were donated to Books-A-Go Go through the Bartram Trail Library. BooksA-Go Go is an international organization that collects used and new childrens books and gives them to children from low income families. These books are distributed through schools and organizations that support these children. performance and Flamenco dancers. They also met Durbie, also known as Matt Ostrowsky, DCES library media specialist, who got the students excited to read. What an exciting year these students will have watching Durbie travel and their AR points grow! DCE Bookin It cont. from pg. 21 Domestic violence vigil held

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Page 24, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Yoga den Yoga Den Studio Beginner and all Level classes: Yoga Basics, Restorative Yoga, Mind Body Yoga, Yin Yoga High energy, heated classes: Power Vinyasa, Bhakti Power, Yogalates, Hard Core, Yoga Burn Prenatal Yoga Sundays at 4pm FREE CPF class every Monday at 11:30am (Yoga for Cancer) Teacher Training at the 200hr and 500hr level, certifying teachers for 10 years Yoga Den Studio and Boutique, Proudly serving Jacksonville and St. Johns for over 11 years! $65 a month unlimited, $5 drop in options, student and military discounts! Nearly 40 classes a week, from 6am to 7:45pm! First class always FREE! www.yoga-den.com (904) 268-8330 Nothing says school spiritŽ like a singing, jumping sea of green-clad students packed like sardines. This is exactly what one can “ nd on an average Friday night at Nease High School. This year, the NHS student council has completely revamped the student section of the stands at Nease in an attempt to intensify school spirit and unify the student body on game day and its working. Theres 10 times more spirit than last year; last year we didnt have this idea so everyone just came and whoever had spirit had spirit. This year theres been a lot more and our student section might just be the best in the district,Ž said Omar Lasheen. Lasheen, a JV football player, knows the importance of having students uni“ ed behind the team and is a regular attendee to the varsity games. Personally being a player and stu it would really help me do better, but its just there for people to have a good time. I think its working. They get so loud, its intimidating for the other team and I just think its a good idea,Ž he continued. This new Nease Fanzone,Ž also dubbed The Jungle,Ž unites the attending students and the band in one section of the stadium to create an overwhelmingly exhilarating atmosphere. Graham Hamilton is a member of the Nease High School band and thus has the opportunity to be a part of this school spirit and the Fanzone. Its awesome! Playing in the stands is always a blast, plus having halftime performances and competitions is always an unbelievable experience. Its a lot of work, but de“ nitely worth it,Ž he remarked. Students seem to be more excited about the game. They seem to love all of the spirit-related aspect of the games, whether it be the football team, the cheerleaders, the dance team or the band.Ž The extra e ort to promote school spirit this year on the part of the band, dance team and cheerleaders hasnt gone unnoticed. Lasheen was one of these students who took note. Last year the student section was on the opposite side of the stadium but this year the students and the band are together, united and its a lot louder,Ž stated Lasheen. Overall its just a loud, chaotic and friendly environment.ŽThe WCE PTOs annual Welcome Back Family Fall Festival and tailgate party was a tremendous success. Our children left dirty and tired with huge smiles on their faces. Thats how we measure successƒby the smiles! Thanks to River of Life United Methodist Church and Providence Church members for volunteering, our teachers and sta who worked all day and stayed late to help us out, students from Pacetti Bay Middle School who gave up a Friday night to work and the parents who volunteered, brought baked goods and donated soda. We couldnt have done it without you. Our families enjoyed bounce houses, Kidz Art, colored hair spray from Great Clips of World Golf Village, face painting, cake walk, ring toss and Boom Science with Greg Nagel. The PTOs next big event Nease HappeningsFanzoneŽ provides whole new magnitude of school spirit By Samuel Wright, Nease Student News from Wards CreekBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli, Wards Creek PTO Cooper Causey enjoying cotton candy!will be Thursday, October 17. Our annual Spooktacular, which has many of our teachers dressed in costumes reading to the students, the Book Fair and the Business Expo. The Business Expo features many of local businesses and the public is welcome to come, ask questions and watch demonstrations. Its a good way to get to know your neighbor. W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website: October 31Be safe! Watch out for little ghosts and goblins!

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 25 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Memorial Hospital hosted more than 320 men for its annual prostate and colorectal screening event on September 14. Memorial teamed up with the Channel 4 to publicize the importance of men over 50 getting tested for prostate and colorectal cancer. Local urologists donated their time to perform the tests. In years past, about 25 percent of the men who attended the screening were prompted to see their doctors for follow up testing. As a part of the event, visitors were able to get a hands-on look at the da Vinci operating system. The da Vinci o ers prostate cancer patients a minimally invasive option for surgery.Hospital teams up with Channel 4 to o er free screening event The Temple Sisterhood is thrilled to announce that this years annual Mah Jongg tournament will take place on Sunday, November 3. This is the fourth year that this fabulous event will take place in Jacksonville. All Mah Jongg players are welcome to spend a fun… “ lled afternoon while meeting new players. Grab your friends and fellow Mah Jongg players and attend the hottest event in North Florida. Registration will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be three rounds of Mah Jongg games and prizes and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the tournament. Door prizes as well as tournament prizes will be awarded. Mah Jongg items and gifts will also be on sale during the tournament. Registration is $20 and tournament forms are available at the Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard or online at www.thetemplejacksonville. org. The deadline for registration is October 18. Co-chairs Ann Stone and Sheila Horowitz are expecting a huge turnout for this exciting event and encourage all who are interested to send in their completed forms as early as possible. For further information Annual Mah Jongg tournament coming soonor if you have any questions, please call Ann Stone at 5652772 or Sheila Horowitz at 234-7104.Senior NewsLine will appear again in e CreekLine next month! To be included in our November issue, please call 886-4919

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Page 26, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Because you have a choice The only locally based nonprot hospice providing compassionate care wherever you call home.Ask for Community Hospice. 904.407.6500 € 866.253.6681 toll free € CommunityHospice.com Community Focused € Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 On September 20, AARP Mandarin Chapter 3532 known as the Mandarin AARP Club met at Augustine Landing on Old St. Augustine Road for a program that included a talk by Janet Duvall, community activities coordinator for RSVP of Duval County. The Retired Senior Volunteers Program or RSVP was established in Duval County in 1972 and is one of the largest RSVP projects in the state. The content of Duvalls talk was the di erent opportunities that are available to Mandarin AARP Club makes a di erence for seniors By Karl Kennell Duval County RSVPs Janet Duvall and Marion Bradley of the Mandarin AARP chaptermembers of the Mandarin AARP Club. One particularly interesting activity is the RSVP Tale Tellers program. RSVP Tale Tellers are special volunteers working together to help children learn by reading weekly in Duval County Public Schools pre-kindergartens and kindergartens. This activity is a custom “ t for the members of the Mandarin AARP Club. The Mandarin AARP Club is not at a loss for volunteer activities. They are one of over 2,100 chapters across the nation. AARP chapters, whose principal objectives and purpose are embodied in the simple motto To serve, not to be served,Ž were started in 1960. With fall approaching, the Mandarin AARP Club has laid out a busy agenda through the December 13 holiday party. At the October 18 meeting, they will be collecting for the Mandarin Food Bank and Mandarin attorney Robert Morgan will be speaking about The importance of Wills and Trusts.Ž On November 15, Lorie Strange, director of the Heart Association of First Coast, will talk about Healthy living and building healthy lives at any age.Ž Members are requested to help others by bringing donations regularly to the meetings. Donations include dog or cat treats, paper towels, cloth towels, bleach, laundry detergent, blankets, rubber gloves and more for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Empty orange colored pill containers are collected for the free clinic at Sulzbacher Center. For Ronald McDonald House, they collect aluminum pull tabs from sodas and canned foods. Any size unopened containers of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes are collected for a homeless shelter. In the past 12 years since the Mandarin AARP Club was established, they have made donations of cash and/or much needed items to more than 20 local charitable organizations. Some of the more notable organizations bene“ ting from their generosity are the Mandarin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville Humane Society, Sulzbacher Center, Ronald McDonald House, United Community Outreach Ministries, Jewish Family and Community Services and Mandarin Meals on Wheels. Do not think that all these seniors do is volunteer and generously contribute to the success of local charities„they also have fun! The atmosphere of the monthly meetings is exuberant. After the guest speaker talks and the business of the club has been conducted, the meeting becomes a social get together with games and refreshments. Club President Marion Bradley says, Though we may be small, we have a big impact in the community and among the seniors who are members.Ž Why not get involved this year and make a di erence in our community?Ž Bradley asks. Make the Mandarin AARP Club the next chapter of your life!Ž If you are over 55 and are interested in learning more about the Mandarin AARP Club, you are invited to come to three meetings prior to joining. This is a perfect way to see how you can enjoy being with other seniors in a rewarding way. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. And by the way„you dont have to be from Mandarin; any senior can join! Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its PricelessŽ100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation. ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES 22 Years Experience! For many of those who celebrate Christmas, it always seems to come around just a little bit too soon! But for others, Christmas cant come soon enough. According to Becky Yanni, executive director of the Council on Aging, Christmas really is a time when we see the best in everyone! So, a few years ago, COA started the Christmas Throughout the Year program. That way, we get to see the best in everyone every single day of the year! But we also have a few more traditional holiday fundraisers like COAs Christmas on the River and the Sandbar Santas Bring Christmas to Seniors, an annual holiday event sponsored by Jeannie Berger with the Sandbar Pub in Crescent Beach.Ž Proceeds from each of these events are donated to COAs Care Connection With life expectancies increasing each year and medical costs often rising as adults get older, the senior population has a unique set of needs … among them navigating complex medical issues and receiving valuable community support. Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS), a full-service social service agency serving both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Jacksonville and surrounding areas, has launched Compass to Care,Ž a program designed to address these issues and more. Compass to Care links resources and provides advocacy for seniors and their families. Services provided by Compass to Care include: € Conducting comprehensive in-home assessments €Helping to navigate complex medical care € Accompanying seniors to medical appointments € Providing support to families, locally and at a distance Our population of seniors is increasing each year and one of the missions of JFCS is What time is Christmas time, anyway?By Contributing Writer Susan Johnson, Council on Aging, St. Johns CountyProgram. Care Connection keeps a list of seniors and their needs and the funds are distributed according to priority. Just how does each program work? Heres the rundown: Christmas Throughout the YearŽ is a donation program. For most elders who live alone on a “ xed income, the gifts they really want are not limited to the holiday season, are of a very practical nature and usually involve help with the basic necessities of daily life„such as an electric fan to use during the summer months, a space heater in the winter or some help with yard work or home maintenance. Christmas Throughout The YearŽ helps to ensure that our elder neighbors have access to lifes necessities not just during the holiday season, but all throughout the year. Anyone who makes a “ nancial gift to COA can request that the funds be assigned to the COA Christmas Throughout the Year ProgramŽ Christmas on the RiverŽ is a more traditional holiday party. Beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday wreaths are handmade by local ” orists, civic organizations, garden clubs, 4-Hers, Master Gardeners and other church and youth groups and then donated for a fantastic wreath auction held each year at River House. Another highlight of the evening is the very popular wine tasting. Additional refreshments and libations are available during the evening to help keep participants on their toes when the bidding gets hot...and it always does! Tickets are $35 per person and this year the event is slated for Sunday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at River House, located at 179 Marine Street in St. Augustine. The Sandbar Santas Bring Christmas To SeniorsŽ is an annual fundraiser sponsored by Jeannie Berger with the Sandbar Pub in Crescent Beach and features celebrity bartenders and a delicious “ sh fry with all the southern-style trimmings! Tickets to the event are very reasonably priced and include the meal. All party-goers are encouraged to tip generously though, since all gratuities and proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the COA Care Connection Program. Gifts are purchased from those funds and hand delivered to elder recipients by Sandbar Santas elves themselves! So, if the Christmas revelry seems to arrive a little too soon for you this year, why not just give up and give in? You could de“ nitely add a little much-needed pre-holiday jolly to someones day! (Including yours!) For more information about Christmas giving, please contact Council on Agings Jane Faybik at 209-3687 or email her at jfaybik@stjohnscoa. com. And be sure to visit www. coasjc.com. Happy Holidays! Compass to Care program launchesto help people from all areas of life,Ž said JFCS Executive Director Colleen Rodriguez. We have found that many seniors have unmet needs in the way of information and support, and Compass to Care has been designed to “ ll in those gaps.ŽJFCS was founded in 1917 and provides a wide variety of programs and services to children, families and seniors. The agency is committed to helping people help themselves,Ž and it serves people from all walks of life. For more information about JFCS or its other programs, visit www.jfcsjax.org or call 394-5727. 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Page 28, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Dr. Bruce SamburskyChiropractic PhysicianOver 25 Years of Experience Sambursky Chiropractic, LLC683-4376 See the Doctor today!Immediate same day appointments available.No Insurance, High Co Pays & Deductibles? No Problem! 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just North of Sonnys BBQ ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com Stop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! The River of Life United Methodist Church, located on Race Track Road in St. Johns, is holding its fourth annual Golf Tournament at the Golf Club at South Hampton on November 15, 2013. We are seeking players and sponsors for this tournament. The tournament is a fundraising event and is open to everyone. We would like to o er you the opportunity to be part of this tournament and, in turn, support our local church missions. For players: the cost to play is $75 which includes greens fees, cart, range balls, goody bag, dinner and prizes. The tournament is open to people of all skill levels and will be a Captains ChoiceŽ format. In Captains Choice, all players hit o the tee, determine the best shot and all players hit their next shot from that spot. Play The St. Augustine Orchestra will present its fall concert entitled Its About TimeŽ on Friday, October 25. Under the direction of William McNeiland, the orchestra will present movements of Haydns Clock SymphonyŽ and the second movement of Beethovens 8th Symphony,Ž which is dedicated to Johann Maetzel, inventor The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida serves a six county area in North Florida including Baker, Bradford, Clay Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns. The coalitions mission is to evaluate early child-care and education programs through a quality school readiness delivery system. Over 800 children and their families are served in Northeast Florida by this committed organization. Over recent years, Florida has increased its investments in early learning with the implementation of the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program. However, access to School Readiness services for children of low-income working families has declined. Current School Readiness funding levels do not meet the needs of eligible children and families in Florida. In September, support of this very necessary service was shown with $1,300 worth of childrens books donated through local nonpro“ t JCP CARES. The generous donations were collected earlier in the year Local church to hold fourth annual golf tournamentBy Contributing Writer John Fuhrmancontinues like this until a ball is holed out. To register to play, please visit www.rolumc.com/ golf/ For sponsors: a number of sponsorships are available ranging from $100 to $1,000. If sponsorship is not possible, any donation of goods or services would be greatly appreciated. More information on sponsorships can be found at www. rolumc.com/golf/ Any questions can be directed to the tournament committee: Phil Brown, tournament committee, phjabr@comcast. net or 226-1841; John Fuhrman, tournament chair, jmfuhrman@ msn. com or (518) 3319703.Its about time for St. Augustine Orchestraof the metronome. The second movement of Symphony No. 6Ž by Tchaikovsky is in the unusual signature of 5-4 time. The program will begin with Schuberts tuneful Rosamunde OvertureŽ and will also include The Syncopated ClockŽ by Leroy Anderson. A percussion solo within The Marine HymnŽ as well as a surprise guest soloist on violin who will perform to variations from A Wayfaring StrangerŽ will be presented. The concert will conclude with music by John Williams from the “ lm Star Wars.Ž The opening concert of the season will be held in the beautiful gilded age ambiance of The Lightner Museum at 25 Granada Street in St Augustine. The program will begin at 8:00 p.m. An encore performance will be held Sunday afternoon, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, located at 400 San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets for Fridays concert are $15 and available at the door. Sundays concert is $10 and also available at the door. Students with ID and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge at both performances. What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLine?Let us know! editor@thecreekline.com Early Learning Coalition receives donation of booksBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARESfrom local businesses, families and pre-schools to be delivered once the 2013-2014 school year was underway. To learn more about the Early Learning Coalition and how you can help, please visit www.elcpsj.org JCP CARES is a grassroots non-pro“ t organization founded in Julington Creek Plantation. If you would like more information about events or to become involved, please go to www. jcpcares.org for contact information. Happy HalloweenOctober 31

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Page 30, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.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. 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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 The RiverTown community, St. Johns Countys only riverfront master-planned community, is pleased to announce one of its builders, Dennis Homes, received a Gold Award in the 2013 St. Johns County Parade of Homes. The award-winning Charleston model is located in the communitys Main Street neighborhood. The Charleston model by Dennis Homes exempli“ es the style and design of a Traditional Neighborhood Development with appealing architecture and inviting front porches oriented to the street and pedestrian walks, with garages accessed from alleys located in the back of the homes,Ž said RiverTown Director of Development Chris-The Curriculum Chats at Cunningham Creek Elementary on September 9 and 12 were particularly exciting this year. Four business partners sponsored and awarded classroom grants through the PTO Business Partners Program. The parents in attendance literally watched funds Business Partners provide classroom grants to CCE teachersBy Contributing Writers Marcy James, CCE PTOgo directly from a local business into the hands of a teacher. The four local businesses that funded the grants are St. Johns Learning, Perce Orthodontics, Nemetz Dental Associates and Drs. Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry. Jan Wilson, CCE PTO president stated, We are fortunate to have such a wonderfully supportive business community here in NW St. Johns. These businesses understand the importance of investing in our children and our local schools. Their investment has a direct impact in our classrooms.Ž Nemetz Dental Associates Classroom Grant. Dr. Marinela Nemetz has a long history with CCE. She has volunteered her time to provide oral hygiene instruction to the students for seven years. She generously supports CCE with her time and her contributions. This grant went to Jennifer Pelkeys second grade class for the purchase of Brian P. Cleary books. Pelkey stated, The books teach di erent parts of speech in fun ways. The books introduce young readers to different types of words through rhyming and illustrations of comical cats. The books truly engage the students and get them excited about learning and understanding all the di erent ways words can be used.Ž Drs. Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry Classroom Grant. Drs. Weaver and Stratton have more than a 30 year presence in Jacksonville. In 2011 they opened a second o ce at Bartram Oaks Walk to serve St. Johns families. There is fun at every turn, even in the dental chair itself because TVs are in the ceiling above each patient! Heidy Weavers “ fth grade class received this grant to fund an archaeological dig. Weaver has joined forces with Ti ney Wolfe, who has created replicas of historical objects found in Florida and along our coast. Along with her partner, Kathy Vance, they have given children a hands-on perspective on how objects are found and the stories behind them. This dig in the dirtŽ is an excellent way to teach children how math, reading, writing, science and history can come together in a real-world experience. St. Johns Learning Classroom Grant. St. Johns Learning provides skilled help to struggling students in a speci“ c subject or a boost to make good students even better. Each instructor has over 25 years of experience in Education in Florida. Owner Kathy Gilmore presented the grant to Jennifer Whalens ESE (Exceptional Student Education or Special Needs) Class. Whalen explained, The grant paid for See Touch Learn Pro, which is a communication device that can also be used to create vocabulary and reading lessons; Phonics and Reading with McGu ey, which allows students to learn the sounds letters make individually and within words; and all issues of News 2 U by the makers of Unique Learning. These newsletters are adapted to “ t the needs of our classroom and enable students to learn about what is going on in our world.Ž Perce Orthodontics Classroom Grant. Dr. Shawn M. Perce, a board-certi“ ed orthodontist, has been serving this community for nine years and has generously and consistently given back to CCE, where many of his patients attend. The grant was awarded to Mandy Underwoods “ rst grade class for the purchase of Storia. Underwood stated, Storia is an e-book app from Scholastic. With this app, all books purchased to add to our class e-book library will be accessed by each of my students. We will read these books during our Listen to Reading time and during our partner reading time. These books can also be accessed at home.Ž The PTO is grateful to each of these partners who, year after year, invest in not just CCE, but all the area schools. Builder wins gold award in Parade Of Homes tian Kuhn. The three-bedroom, twobath Charleston model features an open, spacious ” oor plan and re” ects the charm and vintage feel of traditional architecture with modern living. The gourmet kitchen includes granite countertops, oversized island and 42-inch cabinetry and opens up to a large dining area and gathering room. The Charleston features covered front and rear porches and a summer kitchen that extends the living areas to the outdoors. Dennis Homes also includes energy e cient tankless water heaters, R-13 wall insulation and R-38 ceiling insulation as standards. The Charleston is priced from the low $200s. Jennifer Pelkey, Jennifer Whalen, Mandy Underwood and Heidy Weaver. 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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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 31 11111-50 San Jose Blvd. (next to Steinmart) Jacksonville, FL 32223904.880.8499 H H H H H H H H H H H H Bring in this ad, before 11/15/13 to register H H H H H H H H H H H H Faithfully serving Jacksonville for over 35 years! We can help you turn your home into a showplace! Their Sale price is our everyday low price! With competitive rates and personal service, it’s no wonder more drivers trust State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in 1001142.1State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.comFLORIDA. Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Brad Johnson, Bolles president and head of school, has announced the appointment of Jennifer Lamkins, Ed.D. to the newly created position of chief technology o cer. In this role, Dr. Lamkins will work with the schools leaders and existing information technology and integration teams to oversee technology infrastructures on all four Bolles campuses. Additionally, she will manage the development and implementation of the schools vision for academic and functional technology resources. I am eager for Jennifer to arrive at Bolles, build our current technology action plan and further our All Things Possible environment,Ž Johnson said. Lamkins comes into the position with a strong 20-year background in technology integration, classroom teaching, professional development in instructional technology and This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, an adventure fantasy for adults and teens to enjoy. Danger is coming to Camp Half-Blood, the only area where the children of the Olympian gods can train and learn to control their gifts. Percy Jackson, Annabeth and Grover are back, played respectively by Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario and Brandon T. Jackson, and they are determined to be a part of the quest to “ nd the Golden Fleece to help save the tree that protects the camp. They are joined by newcomers Clarisse and Tyson, portrayed by Leven Rambin and Douglas Smith. Percy not only “ nds himself involved in a new quest, but in his search he also learns the larger legacy he is to be a part of, as well as discovering that he has a Cyclops as a half-brother. Clarisse is assigned to the quest but as the situation develops, more help is needed. What quest does not have obstacles? From the depths of the sea to an ancient amusement park, the group battles their way to “ nd the means to save the camp. Their nemesis, Luke, is back to aid the destruction and pave the way for what could lead to the rise of the titans. Zeuss father is waiting for any opportunity to retake his place in the world. Thor Freudenthal directed this “ lm in a lighter fashion than the predecessor, but with plenty of action and drama. While the mainly young group of actors is still developing their talents, the bits by more established performers keep the pace entertaining. Hermes, played by Nathan Fillion, aids the quest and adds comedy with squabbling snakes and a reference to his past failed series. Stanley Tucci portrays Professor D, for Dionysius, the god of wine, as a camp counselor and though he may seldom remember names, his sarcasm has hidden clues. The “ lm stays mainly true to the Bolles appoints chief technology o cer technology development. For the past “ ve years, Lamkins has been the technology integration specialist at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. While there, she supported faculty professional development in instructional technology, developed training materials, provided support to faculty and students for a progressive online learning management system, explored new technologies, acted as a liaison between the faculty and the computer services area and taught technology, as well as non-technology, classes. Lamkins also held the position of assistant professor at California State University Long Beach where she continues to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in K-12 educational technology as an adjunct professor. As a teacher of 25-plus years, I am excited to join the Bolles community and work with such a warm, vibrant leadership team in addition to the dedicated, talented educators and students,Ž Lamkins said. Lamkins received her doctorate in educational technology from Pepperdine University; She has a masters degree in teaching from Sacred Heart University. She received her bachelors degree in communication arts from The College of New Rochelle. Additionally, Dr. Lamkins studied liberal arts at Magdalen College in Bedford, New Hampshire. Lamkins will begin working at The Bolles School in midOctober, Johnson said.Movie ReviewPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersDirected by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Douglas Smith and Leven Rambin. Review by T. G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) series of books by Rick Riordan, though there is de“ nitely artistic license taken with the development of the storyline. The action utilizes mythical creatures and reminds you these are not average teenagers and their goals are for the greater good. I look forward to the next “ lm. Family Bingo for Books Saturday, October 19 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919

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Not only will this designation assist with future state grant applications, but paddling trails additionally raise environmental awareness, create a sense of place, If you have more than one child, there is likely bickering, tattling or complaining in your house. Heck, even if you only have oneƒ if they have a friend over frequently, you still probably hear bickering and complaining! Our house has had more than our share of bickering lately. Big brother happensŽ to bump against his sister every time he passes by. She makes sure we all know about every single bump by tattle-yelling*. Both parties are guilty. With every interaction, both grow more irritated with the other. Hiding on the other side of the house, I really just want to roll my eyes and pretend like I didnt hear anything... which is clearly impossible since theyre being so loud our pastor 10 miles away can likely hear every word! No, I cannot ignore the bickering this time. Instead, Im to teach my children that love overlooks o ences. Sometimes brothers play too roughly. Sometimes sisters are too sensitive. 1 Peter 4:8 is helping our sibling relationships, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.Ž While it would be easier to shut my door and wish we could fast forward a few years until one of these two moved out, that would not teach either of them to be a good neighbor, friend, spouse or parent. Parents, we have to keep the long view in mind when were parenting„we are raising adults and what we teach our children now can shape them later in life! Today, Lauren came in my room with another complaint. It was perfect timing because I was ironing and Daddys dirty socks were on the ” oor from the night before. I asked if she thought I should be mad at Daddy for leaving his socks on the ” oor. Does that help me feel better? Does it help move the socks into the dirty laundry basket? Does it help Daddy and me grow closer together? Fortunately, she thought the whole idea of being mad at Daddy over socks was ridiculous and we laughed together. When I segued into her relationship with her brother, I saw in my precious daughters face that she saw how silly the bickering is. Id love my children to get along so we can enjoy life Purposeful ParentingBy Contributing Writer Allie OlsenTeen Anime Club Halloween Party Tuesday, Oct. 29 • 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The Teen Anime Club is having a Halloween party and we’ll be viewing a creepy anime feature. Wearing a costume isn’t required, but it’s de nitely encouraged. Party refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library. together. But even more importantly, I want them to see that living with one another in an understanding way now will help them love their friends, roommates and spouses later. Im grateful for the guidance I “ nd in the Bible to overlook and cover the multitude of silly, but annoying, sins of those I love. The bickering hasnt stopped. But the dialog has started. Respect doesnt just happen in the classroom or on the playground. Respect begins at home. In case youre one of the lucky few who have never experienced tattle yelling, its when one sibling corrects the other in a voice loud enough to ensure you hear all about it. BEN! Please dont bump into me when you walk by!Ž St. Johns River becomes an o cial State Paddling Trailpromote good health through outdoor recreation, and increase nature-based tourism to help boost economic growth for communities adjoined to the blueway. This past July, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to support this initiative presented by the St. Johns River Alliance. For additional information, please contact the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department at 209-0324. 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www.thecreekline.com • October 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 COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Our prayer for Covenant is that we will be a church which reaches into the community with the hope of the gospel, worships God with reverence and awe, and disciples the church that we may grow in holiness as He who called us is holy. 3450 CR 210 W. (Just west of Cimarrone Golf and Country Club)www.fcctoday.com or 287-3223 FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH Trunk or Treat Thursday, October 31 6:30 pm 8:30 pmat Faith Community Church Candy, Games, Costume Contests for all ages Apple Pie Eating and Cupcake Eating Contests Please preregister for Contests at http://fcctrunkortreat.eventzilla.net t River of Life United Methodist Church, located at 2600 Race Track Road, will host its 12th annual Pumpkin Patch through October 31. Come out and enjoy the fall atmosphere while picking out your pumpkins and gourds for your fall displays, cooking and of course carving your jack-o-lanterns and the free games and activities. We also provide “ eld trips for schools, day cares, play groups, scouts or any other groups by appointment, limited times. The “ eld trip groups will learn how pumpkins are grown, play a couple of games/activities, decorate your purchased pumpkin and plant a pumpkin seed. Please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 if you wish to schedule your group. 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.Unity Church for Creative Living, in the heart of Julington Creek Plantation, is on “ ve and a half acres of wooded gardens at the corner of Race Track Road and Flora Branch. We o er a Farmers Market on Saturday and church services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. We also provide classes and workshops on a variety of spiritual subjects, including yoga on Monday evening, drum circle on Saturday afternoon and chanting on Tuesday evening. We are part of an international movement called Unity Worldwide Ministries, founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1889. Our Unity publication, Daily Word,Ž o ers insight and inspiration to help people of all faiths live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. Also, our 24/7 telephone prayer ministry, Silent Unity, 800-669-7729 has prayed with thousands continuously during our 120 years. Charles Fillmore dubbed our movement Practical Christianity,Ž because we seek to live our Truth: That we are one with each other and with our Creator. Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity, based on the teachings of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer and meditation to change our lives. We believe in the teachings of Jesus, that we are born in original blessing, not original sin, and as we follow Jesus teachings of love, forgiveness and compassion, we “ nd the Kingdom of Heaven here and now. Our services include Bible passages incorporated into the Sunday message as stories of our spiritual journey and personal growth. We also recognize there are many paths to God and we honor and respect the traditions of Eastern religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Taoism. Like the Zen masters, Greet and Creek! The Reform Temple, Congregation Ahavath Chesed is coming to the Julington Creek area. New and prospective members are invited to a dinner on Saturday, October 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. We will begin the evening with beverages and appetizers, enjoy dinner and conclude with a Havdalah service and dessert. Please call the Temple o ce at 733-7078 for more information. River of Life United Methodist Church, located at 2600 Race Track Road, will host their 14th annual Free Family Fall Festival on October 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy local school choirs and bands, grab a free hotdog, chips, and drinks, let the children enjoy a hayride, train ride, bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and other activities. Handicapped parking will be at the church; all other parking will be Julington Creek Elementary School with at hayride down to the church or if you are close and want to ride your bike, we will have bicycle parking. If you have any questions, please contact the church at 230-2955. The Council on Aging (COA) Memory Enhancement Program is currently in several locations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra and is expanding to the Fruit Cove Baptist Church starting in October 2013. COA Memory Enhancement is a therapeutic, dynamic program for individuals with memory changes or impairments. The program takes place in a facilitated and supportive group setting and includes a wide variety of activities designed to support overall brain function, but best of all, its fun and it works! Please call Michele Sanchez, memory enhancement program manager at 729-9535 or visit www.memorysourcesjc.com for more information. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, located at 5950 State Road 16 in St. Augustine, will host their yearly Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us for international food, hayrides, ra es, games, shopping, loads of childrens events, music, entertainment and just plain fun. Remember to pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch before you go home! For more information, please visit www.olgc-church.org/harvestfestival.htm.Local church is spiritual not religiousBy Contributing Writer Reverend Mona Krane, Unity Church for Creative LivingUnity recognizes that we are responsible not for what happens to us in our lives, but for how we respond to what happens. We believe in personal responsibility. Co-founder of the Unity movement, Charles Fillmore, selected the term UnityŽ because he believed in the power of diversity (unityŽ) in religious practice. We honor the diversity of our members, as re” ected in age, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We believe God as the loving source of all that is extends to all without exception. We de“ ne ourselves as spiritual not religious because we seek a personal relationship with God. Our Sunday services include a youth message, congregational prayer, meditation, song and a metaphysical spiritual teaching. Each service concludes with joining in a circle to sing the Peace Song. Join us for services, you will “ nd our message meaningful, our music moving and our fellowship fun! For more information about Unity Church for Creative Living, please contact Rev. Mona Krane at 287-1505. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.comIf you can nd a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark

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Page 34, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The Pacetti Bay Middle Schools Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) plans to raise a minimum of $40,000 this school year with at least half of those funds going to educational enhancements. The PTSO board met on September 11 in the schools media center for its “ rst meeting of the school year and a priority was passing the budget. PTSO President Debbie Adams said school fundraisers will include the fall cookie dough and bag sales, fall and spring dances, the Arts Around the World, membership drive, spirit wear and possibly a few new projects. The two largest fundraisers at the moment are the recruitment of business partners and new members. Both of these projects will extend through October. Tracie Wilson is the business partner contact and her goal is at least $11,000, but she is striving to exceed that amount. Businesses can be Pacetti Bay sponsors through a variety of small or large “ nancial contributions with bene“ ts, such as banners on the schools fence and advertisements in the student directory. The directory is sent home for free to all PTSO families and given to sta Usually, about 500 are printed. Nancy Killian is overseeTHE FOLLOWING ADS HAVE NOT BEEN SCREENED BY THE SOUTHEASTERN ADVERTISING PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (SAPA); Therefore, any discrepancies thereof shall not be the responsibility of the aforementioned association. Your publisher has agreed to participate in this program and run these ads as a service to the Southeastern Advertising Publishers Association. ADOPTION ARE YOU PREGNANT? Considering adoption? A married couple seeks to adopt. Will have a stay-athome parent. Financial security. Expenses paid. Adam & Chris 1-800-790-5260 (FL Bar#0150789) SAPA UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? THINKING OF ADOPTION? Open or closed adoption. YOU choose the family. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. 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FREE Equipment, Installation & Activation. CALL, COMPARE LOCAL DEALS! 1-800-309-1452 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get trained as FAA certi ed Aviation Technician. Housing and Financial aid for quali ed students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-453-6204 CASH FOR CARS, Any Make or Model! Free Towing. Sell it TODAY. Instant offer: 1-800-864-5784 !!OLD GUITARS WANTED!! Gibson,Martin,Fender,Gretsch. 1930-1980. Top Dollar paid!! Call Toll Free 1-866-433-8277 Earn BIG $$’s while losing weight! We challenge you to lose up to 50 pounds and get paid for it! Special limited offer. Call Now! 1-800-251-8162 REWARD OPPORTUNITY! Get $100 FREE in retail rebates to Walmart, Target and more just for calling! Limited Time Offer! 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TestStripSearch.com Espanol 1-888-440-4001 SAPA Tearsheet Requests If you have entered the SAPA Classi ed ads to run in your paper, please just let us know by lling out the form below and it faxing back to Douglas at SAPA 1-888-450-8329. By lling out this simple form and faxing to us you are eligible to win $25! We place the forms in our weekly drawing box. The winner receives a check for $25! Good Luck! Wants to purchase minerals and other oil and gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557 Denver, Co. 80201 CASH PAIDup to $28/Box for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. 1-DAY PAYMENT. 1-800-371-1136 Reader Advisory: The National Trade Association we belong to has purchased the above classi eds. Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada. Pacetti Bay PTSO creates budget for new school yearBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, PTSO Corresponding Secretarying membership this year. She is organizing a contest to motivate families to sign up. The contest started in October and spans four weeks. At the end of the contest, the homerooms in each grade level with the highest number of PTSO memberships will get an ice cream treat during lunch. The teachers also get a special thank youŽ reward. As of the September PTSO meeting, of the 1,045 Pacetti students enrolled, there were already 357 students with memberships. Last year, there were around 375 families total and that was a record high. Memberships are $15 per family; if at least 400 families join the PTSO, it will generate $6,000 for school projects. There will be some changes in fundraising this year. One annual fundraiser, the Enjoy the CityŽ coupon book, is being dropped from the lineup, Adams said. However, the PTSO is considering working with Bozard Ford on two projects later this year, as well as a mini-golf tournament at World Golf Village. At least half of the target $40,000 (or more) raised will go to educational enhancements. In the past, those have included a security system, projectors, trophy case and murals and much more. Further, the PTSO will use the money to pay for the eighth grade dinner and Sta Appreciation Week and other unmet needs that come up during the year. During the PTSO meeting, Principal Sue Sparkman gave her monthly report and thanked the group for helping to “ ll a “ nancial gap of thousands of dollars for new computers that were installed recently. Because of budget cuts, money was not available to buy this updated technology. Online testing requires a lot of computers,Ž she said. Sparkman also updated the group on the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and new teachers at the school. About 20 joined Pacetti from throughout the nation, with a detailed process behind hiring each one of them. She complimented the students this year as being polite and caringŽ as shes watched them interact in the hallways. I could just not be prouder of our students,Ž Sparkman said. Communication was another topic at the meeting. The school is updating its website to be more user friendly and it will be online soon, Sparkman said. The Pacetti Bay PTSO is increasing its communication e orts on its Facebook page and THISISWHATAHEARTATTACKFEELSLIKETOAWOMAN.(UNUSUALUPPERBODYPAIN,ORDISCOMFORTINONEORBOTHARMS,BACK,SHOULDER,NECK, JAWORUPPERPARTOFTHESTOMACH) OtherHeartAttackSymptomstoWatchOutFor:Chestpain,discomfort,pressureorsqueezing,liketheresatonofweighton you€Shortnessofbreath€Nausea€Light-headednessorsuddendizziness €Unusualfatigue€Breakingoutinacoldsweat Ifyouexperienceanyoneofthesesymptoms,dontmake excusesforthem.MaketheCall.DontMissaBeat. Tolearnmore,visitWomensHealth.gov/HeartAttack the PTSO will contact families directly through the emails provided on their membership forms. Anyone can visit the Facebook page and click likeŽ to get the latest PTSO news, which will be updated frequently this school year. Businesses may contact Tracie Wilson at raytesmor@ bellsouth.net for information on sponsorships.

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Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064. Hood Cleaning Technician This is a part-time position starting at $10.75/Hour. Work hours during the night or early morning hours when restaurants are closed. Power washing of kitchen exhaust systems including hoods, duct work, lters and exhaust fans. Please respond to this ad with cover letter and resume to jeff.sowell@ hoodz.us.com Panache in Julington Creek is interviewing experienced & talented Stylists to join our team. Do you enjoy working in a professional, clean & successful environment? Apply at www.getpanache. com or stop in 2758 Racetrack Road #403. HELP WANTED! If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Part Time – Flexible hours. Applicants must live in the 32259 and 32092 area. Adult applicants only. Call Robin at 687-9610 F/T assistant needed for doctors of ce. M, T, W, F & Saturday morning. Please fax resume to 904-683-4378. P/T massage therapist needed for M,W,F afternoons from 1-6pm. Please send resume to 904-683-4378. The Academy at Julington Creek is looking for VPK Assistant Teachers and an Infant Lead Teacher. 45 DCF hours required and CDA for Leads. Come join our wonderful team of teachers! 904-230-8200 JOB Finder Looking for a job in NW St.Johns County? Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.thecreekline.comFREE Help WantedNearly 300 Florida 4-H youth and volunteers attended this years Florida 4-H Congress in Gainesville. This week long experience known as 4-H Congress is a culmination of events for Floridas 4-H youth. Held on the campus of the University of Florida, Congress provides an opportunity for youth to compete at the state level in public speaking, demonstrations and illustrated talks, horticulture identi“ cation and judging, performing arts and fashion. In addition to these competitive events, youth interview for college scholarships, take part in community service projects and engage in a variety of educational workshops and science exploration tracks. Florida 4-H is the o cial youth development program of the University of Florida IFAS Extension. St. Johns County 4-H youth took center stage for a number of state events at 4-H Congress this year. Cady Smith was awarded a Blue Ribbon for her medieval gown entry and scores earned on the clothing and textile skill-a-thon at the 4-H State Fashion Revue. Laura Bradley and Abby Kulpa both earned Blue Ribbons at the State Public Speaking Contest. Bradley was recognized with a second place state award for her speech Fatherless to First LadyŽ and Kulpa took home the third place state award for her What 4-H has Taught MeŽ speech. Delany Bolton and Amira Kennedy earned a Blue Ribbon and top honors in the Plant Connections category for their demonstration about grafting rose bushes. Ashely Wibbing was awarded a Red Ribbon for her demonstration on Butter” ies. Team members Ellie Leach, Kulpa, Cady Smith and Jared Smith placed “ rst in the State Horticulture Identi“ cation and Judging contest. Leach also earned the top individual score, Kulpa was awarded the second place highest individual score and Cady Smith took home the third place individual award. This team is currently preparing for the National Horticulture Contest in October in Williamsburg Virginia. Kulpa was also awarded a 4-H award trip to National 4-H Congress in which she will travel with a group of Florida 4-H teens to Atlanta Georgia in November. Mark Bradley was awarded the Nettie Ruth Brown State Scholarship for $1,000 for his top notch Senior Portfolio submission and interview session. Jared Smith was appointed State Council Parliamentarian by his peers on the Florida 4-H State Council. He will ful“ ll this role in addition to serving as the District VI Council President. Interested in learning more about 4-H in St. Johns County? Go to: http://stjohns.ifas.u” edu/4-h.shtml or call the 4-H Of“ ce at 209-0430. Florida 4-H teens share week of service, scholarshipBy Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, University of Florida/IFAS Cooperative Extension Services, St. Johns County Extension Agent American Heritage Girls is a nonpro“ t scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization o ers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young American Heritage Girls coming to Mandarin!women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. Starting this fall 2013, there will be a new branch of American Heritage Girls in Mandarin. We will be meeting Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please look for our upcoming registration night. We can be found on Facebook; look for AHG Troop 1512 for more information. To “ nd out more about American Heritage Girls, you can also go online to www.ahgonline.org or contact Dee Shera at ahg” 1512@gmail.com.

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Page 36, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 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! Each day about 2,000 United States workers su er the pain of an avoidable, job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many industries have known increased risks for eye injuries. Statistics show that three out of “ ve workers that experienced an eye injury were wearing either the wrong kind of eye protection or no protection at all at the time of their accident. John Donovan, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, Unfortunately, we see a signi“ cant number of patients with eye injuries. These injuries range from debris in the eye to scratches on the cornea to everything in between. While an eye injury is painful, it is important that you dont rub your eye or try to remove foreign objects yourself as these attempts Over the summer, brothers Brandon and Ryan Canaday brought to fruition their projects to achieve Eagle Scout rank. Brandon and Ryan are Life Scouts in Boy Scout Troop 225 chartered by Geneva Presbyterian Church in St. Johns. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in scouting, a service project that bene“ ts the community must be completed. The Canaday brothers are both volunteers with the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustines Ministry of Disabilities that provides a summer camp experience for children and adults with disabilities each year. They wanted to contribute to the camp in some way and met with the director, Rebecca Aleman, to “ nd out what could be done. The director said that she had always wished for an outdoor seating area and stage to hold camp activities. With their mission identi“ ed, the brothers set to work. Over several weeks, the scouts spent hours designing, drawing plans, writing and presenting proposals, fundraising and obDistrict IV of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the St. Johns County Extension Service will sponsor this exciting 11th annual horticultural event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It will be held at the St. Johns County Extension O ce, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine, near Interstate 95 and State Road 16. The program is chock full of great information for the Florida gardener. Topics include : Growing and cooking with herbs,Ž Gardening in containers to conserve resources,Ž Trendy succulentsŽ and Care and bene“ ts of trees.Ž Plants and accessories will be available October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Creekside High School swim and dive team had several events earlier in the month to raise money to help “ ght the battle of breast cancer. The Knights held a coin drive at school from October 1 through October 8. The swimmers of both Creekside and Ponte Vedra sold and wore dedicated pink caps for their dual meet on October 8 at Winston Family YMCA During this meet the swimmers will participated in combined team BreastŽ stroke relay races. The Knights will also have dedicated luminaries available for sale at each of their home swim meets through October 25; these will be lit during the Creekside vs. St. Augustine football game on October 25. All proceeds collected during the month of October will be donated to the Little Pink GardenFest 2013: A gardening extravaganza!for purchase at bargain prices. Speakers are Extension Agents, Master Gardeners and a Certi“ ed Master Arborist. Master Gardeners should check with their particular county agent regarding number of Continuing Education Units. Registration is only $10 and morning refreshments and drinks for lunch will be provided. You may bring your own lunch or we will prepare a lunch for you for only $5 more. Pre-registration is needed to be assured of lunch. To register or to receive more information, please call the registrar, Rachel Wilson, at 272-4252, or the event chairman, Art Burnett, at 282-4981. See you at GardenFest!CHS swim and dive team thinks pinkBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernanHouses of Hope organization. This organizations mission is to promote breast cancer recovery by o ering opportunities for survivors to reconnect and celebrate life. They provide free week-long beach vacations for breast cancer patients and their families. They believe a cancer diagnosis does not just a ect just the patient, but the entire family. Every beach retreat is designed to help families relax, reconnect and rejuvenate during the cancer journey. Your support would greatly be appreciated whether it is the sales of dedicated luminaries or by making an online donation directly to www.littlepink.org. Please contact a member of the CHS swim and dive team if youd like any further information or to make a purchase or donation. Together we can help families that are battling breast cancer.Tips to eliminate eye injury preventioncould cause further damage. Eye injuries should be examined by a medical eye doctor (Eye MD) who will assess your eye and provide the appropriate care to help your eye heal properly.Ž The following tips may help prevent eye injuries: 1. When you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes, be sure to wear safety glasses. 2. If you are welding or near someone else who is welding, be sure to wear a mask or goggles designed speci“ cally for welding purposes. 3. When playing sports such as hockey, racquetball or paintball that involve the risk of a blow to the eye, special sports eyewear should be worn. Protective eyewear can prevent sports-related eye injuries more than 90 percent of the time. 4. Your eyes can be injured from sun glare while boating, sunbathing or skiing. Use proper eye protection by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays and by wearing broadbrimmed hats. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: laser cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Two boy scouts, two brothers, two projects, one goalBy Contributing Writer Cheryl Canadaytaining supplies and volunteers. Brandon Canadays project was to provide outdoor seating for 90 that was accessible to wheelchairs. He gathered 15 volunteers, including friends and family as well as fellow scouts and adults from Troop 225, for two full days of work. They constructed 12 benches of varying lengths, arranged them to create an aisle with six on each side and set them with concrete in the ground. Ryan Canadays project took place a few weeks later. He constructed a 12 by 16 foot stage with a ramp graded appropriately for persons using a wheelchair. He led a team of 24 volunteers that worked a combined 121 hours over three days to complete the stage. When his project was “ nished Ryan Canaday stated, I am glad to have been able to make a contribution to this camp that will be used for years to come.Ž Food for the volunteers was provided by Larrys Giant Subs, Bruccis Pizza, Vinos Pizza and Little Caesars Pizza. Partial funding for the construction supplies was provided by Hagan Ace Hardware, The Home Depot and a power auger was donated by Sunbelt Rentals. The outdoor seating area and stage were immediately utilized for the remaining sessions of Camp I am Special, Camp Promise and Camp Care this summer. It is a dream come true,Ž said Aleman. The brothers work was recognized by the Diocese of St. Augustine at a celebration on August 6 when Bishop Estevez blessed the projects. During the celebration, Brandon and Ryan Canaday expressed their gratitude to all the local businesses for their donations, to the Knights of Columbus for their monetary donations and to individuals who donated their time, talent and treasure to make this project become a reality. Brandon Canaday said, It has been my honor to and serve this ministry that provides such a great summer camp for people with disabilities in our community.Žgot news?editor@thecreekline.com 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! HOW AWARE ARE YOU? October is the month for breast cancer awareness. € LIMITED EDITION ROSEMARY MINT HAND RELIEF ~ AVEDA will donate $4 per purchase. € STREAK FOR PINKŽ ~ $5 pink hair extensions. Sport your support (or $20 for 5)€ FOUNTAIN OF HOPEŽ Clean out your wallet of loose change and bills and donate to make a wish for A Cure!€ TIE ONE ONŽ ~ With a $5 donation, tie a ribbon on our tree for a loved one & enjoy a pink lady beverage during your stay. Fundraising Masterminded by Carl www.getpanache.com JULINGTON CREEK € 904.209.13202758 Racetrack Rd. € Publix Plantation PlazaT UES~FRI : 9AM-8PM € SAT : 9AM-7PM

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 37 Julington Creek1633 Race Track Road #101 Jacksonville, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988M-F 8-8, Sat-Sun 8-5 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! URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility As a Tiger Cub, Dalton Rust announced to his parents, Im going to be an Eagle Scout somedayŽ and sure enough, he reached that goal on August 9, 2013 during a ceremony at his home church of Fruit Cove Baptist. Rust is Dalton Rust of Troop 280 receives Eagle Scout awardBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsthe son of Bill and Reisha Rust of Fruit Cove. He joined as one of the very “ rst group of scouts to make up Troop 280 in February of 2009, earning numerous merit badges along the way. He was also elected to the Order of the Arrow in Dalton RossThe 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 Kyle Corbett, Bence Kosik, Gavin Skipper, Julian Beke, Joshua Murphy, Coach Kevin Corbett and assistant Coach Arianna Corbett. September of 2010 and was inducted into the Brotherhood of OA in early 2011. Rust has served in many leadership roles within the troop over the years from patrol leader to Senior Patrol leader over the entire troop. He has also participated in many high-adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, canoeing the Suwannee River and backpacking trips over the years, as well as numerous fundraising and community service activities. He was even the “ rst in the troop to earn 50 nights of camping.Ž He is a student at Creekside High School. Rusts Eagle Scout project helped beautify a local pond area by planting 12 trees and installing two benches for people to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Many friends and family helped him raise money along with a few businesses: Dr. Shawn Perce, Black Creek Out“ tters, Setzer and Cochran and also a big thank youŽ to Tim Conlan from Auld and White Constructors. Since earning his Eagle Award, Rust stays active in Troop 280 assisting in leadership and continuing to advance while working to earn Eagle Palms. Eagle Palms are additional awards that may be earned by a scout after achieving the rank of Eagle up until their 18th birthday. We applaud Dalton Rust for his hard work in achieving this award and wish him the best in all of his endeavors. 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.

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Page 38, The CreekLine • October 2013 • www.thecreekline.com General Household Pest Control Termite Control & Fumigation Mosquito Reduction Lawn, Shrub and Tree Applications Free Inspection & Estimates f l a p e s t c o m 3 9 6 5 8 0 5 Explore for T reasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Don’t Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 www.StAugustineFleaMarket.com 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) 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 This year, the 18th annual Dinner for the BirdsŽ will be on Thursday, October 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Raintree Restaurant, located at 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. It will be a great way to spend Halloween. The Raintree balances quality food with an intimate yet open ambiance situated in a century-old Victorian home built in 1879. The owners donate the use of their private upstairs dining room (limited to 50 people) for this worthwhile, elegant event. Meet trained unreleasable birds. Before dinner, HAWKE Wildlife President Melanie Cain-Stage gives an exciting live wildlife program with owls, hawks, a swallow-tailed kite, a kestrel and Poe the Albino Crow. Cain-Stage, a dedicated wildlife rehabilitator since 1979, will walk around for a close-up look at these unique creatures. This is a popular event and sells out fast. This years fourcourse meal is ahi tuna carpaccio with wakame, mixed baby green salad served with applewalnut and raspberry vinaigrette, entre of roast pork tenderloin with sweet onion saut, served with mashed potatoes and a roasted corn ragout (or call ahead for a veggie entree), ending with pumpkin crme brle and tea or co ee. A great cash bar is available. You must have a paid advance reservation to attend this private dinner„seats will sell out fast! Buy your reservation online with a credit card at www.hawkewildlife.org or send a check to HAWKE, PO Box 188, Elkton FL 32033 or call 6921777.Spooky live creatures, owls and fun!For Halloween and to express your creative spirit, we are having a wildlife creature mask contest. The mask can be held up like the ones on a stick or wear a tie-on mask. No, you do not have to participate, but it will be fun if you do and you may win a prize. The dinner guests will pick the winner, who will get their choice of a prize for “ rst and second place. Please share this event information with your friends and encourage them to join you for a unique, unforgettable experience. Price for the event, with tip and co ee/tea included, is only $70 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Become a HAWKE member now and come to our membersonly open house on Sunday, November 10, for a personal tour of our indoor and outdoor facility, including Cherokee the bobcat, river otters, turtles, falcons and hawks, owls and more. You will get a discount for this event and our Dine on the Wild SideŽ at the Alligator Farm on Saturday, May 17, 2014. HAWKE is an established and well-respected 501(3) notfor-pro“ t, licensed with the state for Class 2 and 3 mammals and with the federal government for migratory birds including eagles and endangered species and education permits for unreleasable birds of prey. Since 1987, HAWKE has given a second chance for life to thousands of wild birds, mammals and reptiles. HAWKE is experiencing a “ nancial crisis and needs funds now to pay for expenses. We look forward to seeing you at our functions and welcome you as a member.Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com School Bus SafetySource: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. On a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting.

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 39 The CreekLine APP is now LIVE!Available for both ITunes and Google Play! Were proud to give our loyal readers an easy way to digitally access The CreekLine. A new, simple-to-use app will allow you to read each edition in its entirety on your tablet. TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com End of Summer Clearance Sale! 45 gallon Crape Myrtle 12-14 ft tall trees!!! Regularly priced at $249 Now on Sale for just $100 EACH!!!Sale Ends October 31, 2013We oer Delivery and Installation on all trees! 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: 10/31/135% discount on pool nish when installing a new pool nishEXP: 10/31/13 Its been just over a month since school began and already Nease athletes are dominating in their sports! Football, cross country, volleyball and swimming and diving have taken o and made Panthers proud. With a record of 2-2, the football team continues their training with one goal in mind: to win districts. With victories against West Nassau and Fernandina Beach and good team chemistry, the morale is fantastic. Talking to these boys, there was a strong appreciation when The Jungle was mentioned. A giant student section “ lled with kids cheering, screaming and clapping really boosts the players motivation to win. Also, identical shirts and marching in behind the band is another way Nease shows its power on the “ eld„so overall, the FanZone and Jungle have been a total success. With excited fans who “ ll the stadium, motivated players who work well together and coaches (Coach Matthews, Coach Yarborough, Coach Brighton, Coach Smith and Coach Fines) who will lead them to victory, its sure to be a great season. Besides Ponte Vedra, Bartram Trail is another big rival for the boys, but they said theyre getting ready to win and prospects are good to The excitement at Creekside High has only been escalating the last two months of school. With this month being Homecoming and the wrapping up of our fall sports, the energy at Creekside is “ ercer than ever! The Homecoming game this year will be held on October 11 against the Matanzas Pirates. The Knights varsity football team has had a great season so far. Just coming o a win against Nease High School, the Knights are ready to go against the Bartram Bears on October 18. The game will be held at Bartram Trail High school and we need all the Creekside Crazies there to support our team and get them “ red up to bring home the win! The JV football team isnt to be forgotten about; their season so far has been amazing, as they have been undefeated so far. The Knights swim team has gone o with quite the splash this season, as well. On October 18 they have a meet against Bartram Trail at the JCP aquatic center (old pool). Come out and support the Knights swim Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentcome out on top. The cross country season has also started and as usual, Nease athletes are already breaking records! Senior Karen Xiang, who ran an 18:30 just a few weeks ago, now holds the fastest time for a 5K at the school. The team overall has been doing very well too, ranked fourth in the state! There are also new coaches; Coach Williams and Coach Kim have taken over the team and as they both run, they serve as great mentors for all the runners. The goal for the cross country team is to go to states„and make the Top Five„ which is in mid-November. The runners practice every day and are motivated to bring down their times as much as they can. Volleyball is another great sport at Nease. With a phenomenal record of 9-1, the spirit is alive and energized for the Panthers team. A new assistant coach, Coach Kaley, is helping the girls with technique and strategy to setŽ them up for victory. The one loss was to Bartram, but they will face o two more times this season and the girls are ready both physically and mentally to take back their win. States for volleyball is the goal and will also be in mid-November.The St. Johns County Horse Council is proud to present their Fall Fun Day and Tack Sale, to be held on November 2 at the Equestrian Center in Hastings, located at 8200 Smith Road. Gates open to set up for the tack sale at 7:00 a.m. and buyers are welcome at 8:00 a.m. This fall day will be a fun day of events including a horse and rider costume contest (with prizes) and a trick or treat with your horse obstacle course, which will have treats for both rider and horse. There will be two programs by Dr. Marty Adams of Southern States Feed, the “ rst at 9:30 a.m. regarding the feeding needs of the older horse and the second at 1:30 p.m. about the feeding needs of the performance horse. Southern States will be bringing the horse scale, so you can “ nd out what your horse really weighs. There will also be a demonstration of equine massage by Angela Quinlan; she St. Johns County Horse Council invites you to Fall Fun Day and Tack SaleBy Contributing Writer Connie Fosbergwill be open to questions on how you can help your horse through touch. We will also have a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing, food, food and more food and lots of fun! Some of the silent auction items include four Disney one-day Park Hopper Passes; four Sea World and Aquatica Combo Passes (good for 14 consecutive days); Red Train and Ripley tickets; Trolley tickets; and feed from Southern States and Purina. Dont forget the tack sale; you can bring a table and set up to sell your used tack„what a great place to look for that hard to “ nd saddle. Bring your horse and try it on! There is no fee to set up for the tack sale if you are a member of St. Johns County Horse Councilƒif you are not, it is a small fee to become a member, only $10 for individual membership and it comes with wonderful rewards! Stall space is limited so RSVP soon! Please check out the website www.sjchc.org for additional information and also for detailed events of the day. For more information, to RSVP or if you would like to be a vendor, please contact Connie Fosberg at 466-9417 or Connie.fosberg@gmail. com.CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentteam at their last meet before they compete in the district meet on October 30 and 31 at Cecil Fields Aquatic Center. Creeksides girls volleyball teams have de“ nitely been on their A-game this season, with the JV team with only one loss and varsity only two! Senior night for the varsity volleyball seniors will be held at the girls home game against Ponte Vedra on October 17. The district matches begin on October 22 through 24 in St. Augustine. Dont forget to purchase your very own Creekside volleyball shirt for $10! Wearing this shirt to any of the home volleyball games gets you in for free! With the weather steadily changing and leaves falling, were starting to come into our winter sports season. The girls soccer team try-outs were held the week of October 7. We will continue adding to the legacy of Creekside, as we go through our sports seasons this year. Lets keep it up Creekside, we can only move up! 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 Children’s Magic Show and Trail of Treats Friday, Oct. 25 • 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Children of all ages are invited to attend the Dr. Magic Show followed by a trip down the trail of Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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Flotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting About Boating Safely,Ž a course for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge to obtain the Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. The course is o ered on Saturday, November 2 at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, located at 2900 College Drive, o State Road 16 in St. Augustine, starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Please note that Florida law As summer drags, hot and muggy to its conclusion, fall beckons with the promise of cooler days and clearer skies. Some of our plants that have struggled in the heat look almost crisper and greener and autumn begins to change the color palette yet again. In response to shortening daylight hours, trees start their slow transition to winter. Photosynthesis requires sunlight and adequate water to process energy and as both become less available, deciduous trees can no longer support their green canopies. The process begins with the connection between the actual leaf stem and the tree … the formation of the abscission layer stops the ” ow of energy to and from the leaves. If you want to know more about the science, check out the National Arboretum website: www.usna.usda. gov/PhotoGallery/FallFoliage/ ScienceFallColor.html. Sadly the South is not known for its colorful fall, but there are trees, shrubs and vines we can use to add to our chances of a beautiful season. Much depends on rainfall and We have “ nally reached the time of the year where “ shing can be really good no matter where you decide to go or what you decide to “ sh for here in North Florida. As the fall migration of bait “ sh and other species of larger “ sh begin to peak, our choices of where and what to “ sh for will peak also. Local piers and surf “ shing will be lighting up with the movement of mullet and other bait “ sh in the surf. Red “ sh and black drum are two spe-GardeningFall is full of promiseBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAStemperatures, so a plant that disappoints one year could dazzle the next. For reds, try Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, but keep it under control. Shrubs include hearts a bustin, Euonymus americana ; Virginia sweetspire, I tea virginica ; red chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia and oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. The bald cypress is one of my favorite trees, with its bold rusty display. Trees with potential to enthrall include sassafras, Sassafras albidum ; sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum and Shumard oak, Quercus shumardii. And dont forget the crape myrtle; some cultivars exhibit beautiful fall color. Do your research to ensure that the plants you like will grow well in the site you have in mind … right plant, right place. Fall is a good time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees alike, although it is often a drier season, so pay attention to your new plants and ensure they dont su er from lack of water. Over the winter they will be establishing themselves, concentrating growth in their root systems, and come spring will be ready to burst into new life. Another fall bonus is the abundance of fruits and seeds in the landscape. The hollies are a good example, but if youre buying make sure to choose one which already has berries. This will be a female and unlike the male will reliably produce berries from year to year! They need male trees nearby to fertilize their ” owers, but in an urban landscape that is well treed its likely that there is a suitable mate nearby. To be sure of success, the nursery will advise you which male tree is suitable and you only need plant one for a number of females. The bees should see to the rest. The latest New Leaf is available … full of timely tips as Ive mentioned before and is particularly useful for those planting a fall vegetable garden. http:// duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/ nleafSeptemberOctober.pdf. If you need a paper version, please call the Extension Service at 255-7450 and ask to speak to a Master Gardener who will be happy to oblige.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka cies youll be able to count on making their presence known as you “ sh the beaches. Blue“ sh will be schooling and easy to spot as they make their way down the beach feeding on the migrating bait“ sh. Finger mullet will make a choice bait, but shrimp and cut “ sh will still provide plenty of bites. Dont forget to bring a cast net as larger mullet and “ nger mullet should be plentiful for your netting. Action on the inland waterways is just as hot with just about anything you want to “ sh for ready to bite. Flounder, sheepshead, drum, trout and reds are all going strong. Now is the perfect time of year for you to get that inshore slam of a red, ” ounder and trout that you always wanted. No boat? Dont worry. Fishing from the bank, a seawall or under a bridge anywhere along the Intracoastal Waterway or St. Johns River can often be just as productive as your neighbor with a boat. As for our area of the St. Johns River, our “ shing scene is coming together and forming a pretty picture. We havent had a lot of shrimp in the river, but we did have some. We also didnt get a lot of bait this year, but again we did get some. Weve had enough of both that “ shing has been pretty good and if weather permits we can expect “ shing to peak providing us with some great catches as fall progresses. Our most consistent catches will be larger than average croaker and yellowmouth which is great. Both provide good table fare with no quantity limitations. Speckled trout will show on the ends of docks providing trolling action from the Buckman Bridge to downtown. Reds and ” ounder will be under docks and around bridge pilings from Doctors Lake to downtown. If you are black bass “ sherman, “ shing docks from Goodbyes to Shands Bridge should provide plenty of action with the low salinity levels in the river. Fishing Report: Big yellowmouth and big croaker for the freezer is a good bet. Fall Black Bass bite should be on. If you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Boating safety course announced requires that all persons born on or after January 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. For details on this and other legal requirements, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Website at MyFWC.com. Students must register prior to the class by contacting Bill Hall at 460-1245. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: October 11 Full: October 18 Last Quarter: October 26 New: November 3

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www.thecreekline.com • October 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 41 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 Swimming Safari Swim School is constructing Jacksonvilles very “ rst stand-alone indoor swim school. The new state of the art indoor facility will serve as a valuable community resource in the “ ght against drowning by allowing year round lessons. They celebrated their Pool Ground Breaking Ceremony with friends and students on Friday, September 21. Swimming Safari Swim School (SSSS) is a leader in Northeast Florida water safety and swim instruction. With the communitys ever present need for swim instruction growing steadily year after year, Joani Maskell, the owner of SSSS, made plans to open the “ rst stand-alone swim school in Jacksonville. The new facility is currently under construction on Hodges Boulevard and is scheduled to open in March of 2014. According to the CPSC Ground broken on areas rst swim schoolthe annual average from 2007 to 2009 of drowning related deaths is 390 children ages 0 to 15 per year. This statistic becomes even more astonishing as Florida residents. Florida is a national leader in child drowning deaths. Swimming Safari has made it their mission to use every opportunity to combat this statistic. They have been providing summer instruction at several rented pools throughout Jacksonville for seven years. This summer their instructors taught more than 8,000 lessons. The new facility will have the capacity to teach 54,000 lessons per year. At Swimming Safari our mission is to provide every student with the skills needed to become safe, happy and con“ dent in the water. Our goal is to create safe life-long swimmers who enjoy the water as much as we do!Ž states Maskell. Swimming Safari has become a company known for swim instruction excellence through their comprehensive curriculum that places a strong emphasis on water safety education for students and parents. Their lessons provide an atmosphere “ lled with encouragement and fun. Their expert swim instruction professionals are dedicated to waterproo“ ng their community one song and kick at a time. Because after all, swim lessons should be about learning to enjoy the water and having respect for the water.J. Stacy running the ball during the 12U Villages game against Middleburg Red. The 12U Villages team won in double overtime, 24-18. As September rolled around, the boys of Troop 280 have settled back into their school-year routine. Recent elections in the troop have put in place a new youth leadership team. Life Scout Zach Graves was elected and inducted into the Order of the Arrow at a recent troop meeting. He is very active in the troop and currently serves in Troop Leadership. The scouts continue to stay busy taking several Merit Badge classes and are currently holding a food drive to bene“ t a local food pantry. Several boys recently took part in assisting Pack 280 (Cub Scouts) with activities for their “ rst meeting of the year. Many of these Boy Scouts will be assisting local Cub Scout dens by serving as Den Chiefs. This will be a new role for some of them and a way to give backŽ to News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins, Troop 280members of their community. The annual scout popcorn sale is now underway so you may see them soon in your neighborhood or at your local Publix. As always, they are greatly appreciative of your support. The most recent camping adventure was to Gold Head Branch State Park near Keystone Heights. This park was one of Floridas “ rst state parks and is known for its great trails and natural beauty. The scouts enjoyed a day hike of over eight miles and cooked a Dutch oven feast that evening for the scouts as well as the adults. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information.

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At the event awards ceremony, president of Hampton Golf Clubs for the Palencia Club, MG Orender, thanked guests for supporting the school by generously opening up their wallets and taking the time to play. Calling Palencia Elementary ourŽ school, he emphasized the connection between fostering a successful neighborhood school and building a ” ourishing neighborhood saying, Supporting the success of our neighborhood school makes our community even more attractive, positively impacting home values and also bene“ ting The Palencia Club.Ž The Palencia Club generously supported the tournament with an estimated $20,000 in donations that included free use of the 18-hole golf course and banquet rooms, food and beverage donations, two oneyear no duesŽ memberships, a foursome round of golf and a $1,000 direct cash donation for the school. Congratulating the volunteers and supporters of the tournament, PES Principal Allen Anderson remarked, This has been the most organized and best-run tournament Ive ever played„a beautiful day, a great course and an opportunity Community support packs PES golf tournamentBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalvento support our children. I cant think of a better way to spend the day.Ž Joining other St. Johns County district faculty, including retired PES principal Don Campbell and St. Johns County School Board member Bill Fehling, Anderson added, This tournament was a wonderful example of what happens when the villageŽ (school and community) works together for the bene“ t of our students. There were so many individuals and businesses that showed so much support, we are truly blessed and very grateful.Ž With 15-parent/community volunteers on hand for event day, numerous behindthe-scenes volunteers for the planning, implementing and cleanup and the Palencia Club sta meeting the event day needs, FORE! The Kids was truly a community e ort. As one of our primary fundraisers for the year, I am excited about the potential for our school based on this tournament,Ž added Principal Anderson. We [PES] strive to be a leader in the “ eld of education. This tournament will help us obtain the tools that we will need to realize this goal.Ž Congratulations go out to the tournaments winning foursome: Chris Stanley, David Hemingway, Patrick Parke and Mike Simone, who each received a Bluetooth speaker. Bill Fehling, St. Johns County School Board member; Don Campbell, retired PES principal; Allen Anderson, current PES principal; and Michael Story, Julington Creek Elementary principal. 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