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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Volume 13, Issue 11November 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 7 NASCAR Vote2Cure Page 9 JCPCDD update Page 10 Bartram Scenic HighwayPage 12 Fall Fashion update Page 14 FCMS happenings Page 17 Helping Hands update Page 19 HCE Apple Fest Page 22 CISV summer camp Page 24 Movie Review Page 26 JEA energy tips Page 28 High school sports Page 29 Fishing Report Page 31 Faith News Page 32 Senior NewsLine Page 34 Nease Band Grand ChampsPage 37 Pop Warner Outlaws Page 38 Century plant blooms ‘Tis the season for Massage Envy Gift Cards.GOOD FOR MASSAGES, RETAIL PRODUCTS AND PEACE OF MIND. Customize their experience at your local Massage Envy. Gift Memberships also available. Call or Visit Today 904-352-2535Open 7 Days: M-F 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm | MASSAGEENVY.COM | FRANCHISES AVAILABLE Bartram Park 13820 St. Augustine Rd. Exit #335 of I-95Ortega 6331 Roosevelt Blvd Super Target Shopping CenterSouthside 4375 Southside Blvd. Tinseltown by Jason’s Deli 6 Area Locations Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! H o o l l l i i H H Twenty-two years ago, a group of “ ve of Jacksonvilles most respected dance studio owners got together to discuss a dream: to create a company to give local dancers the opportunity to showcase their talents, while giving back to the community. Dulce Anaya, Beth Marks, Debra Peters Rankin, Bambi Berman and Mandarin and Fruit Coves own Mark Spivak of Mark Spivaks Institute and Dance Extension invested their own funds as seed money for the “ rst production of The Nutcracker Ballet by Community Nutcracker. Mill Creek Elementary School does not have many walkers or bike riders, but that didnt keep them from taking part in National Walk to School Day on October 10. A nearby park made for a great meeting place about a mile from the school. All teachers, students, facility and parents met at the park about 7:30 a.m. The School Safety Patrols split up with some leading the way and the others bringing up the rear. A police escort helped keep everyone safe as they made the mile trek from the park to school. The holiday spirit comes to the creek this time of year. If you peer out of your car windows heading north across the Julington Creek Bridge around the end of the month, you can see many CaptainŽ Santas. They are decorating their vessels in hopes of a good clear night and low tides for sailing in the 2013 Christmas on the Creek Light Parade. The annual holiday event, sponsored by the Julington Creek Prop Club, is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Commodore Je Reade is extending an invitation to any boat owner interested in decorating their boat and joining in for the fun to contact him at Je for more information. The more the merrier,Ž says Reade. The best decorated boat It’s almost time for the holidays and Community NutcrackerBy Martie ThompsonWe each put $100 on the table and said, lets do this!Ž Spivak recalls. Fast forward to 2013, and the 22nd annual production by Community Nutcracker will be held in mid-December at the Florida Theatre. School performances, for approximately 4,000 children on “ eld trips, will be held on December 12 and 13 and are already sold out. Community Service Night will be on December 12 in the evening and it too is sold out. Tickets are still available to the three public performances on Friday evening and Saturday afMCE enjoys National Walk to School DayBy Contributing Writer Wendi Brothers, MCE PTA Students all ready to get walking! The Patrols made spirit posters to carry during the walk.ternoon and evening, December 13 and 14. The school performances are an awesome opportunity for students to see a full length production in a real theatre,Ž Spivak shares. And we are proud to o er free tickets for area non-pro“ t organizations, retirement homes and underprivileged citizens to attend our Community Service Night.Ž Community Nutcracker is the only non-pro“ t, volunteerrun organization that o ers a portion of its proceeds to local charities, while providing a beautiful holiday tradition for Jacksonville. Since inception, nearly half a million dollars have been raised for charities such as Dreams Come True, the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center, PedsCare Community Hospice, St. Marys Episcopal Outreach Center, Sanctuary on Eighth Street, We Care Jacksonville and Second Harvest Food Bank. Four of the “ ve original founders are currently artistic directors of the production, each directing a portion of the performance. The principal dancers each year are professional danc-Photo courtesy of Jim Moore, aikophoto Once everyone arrived at the school a free breakfast was set up for all participants. Thanks to the hard work of Ivy Kimbro, Mill Creek Elementary now has its very own Learning Blog.Ž Kimbro is an instructional technology teacher. She has put together a blog that will stay updated with pictures, illustrations and conversations, all to keep the parents up-to-date with the learning going on at The Creek.Ž You can “ nd the link at the Mill Creek homepage.Julington Creek Boat Parade is lining up!By Donna Keathley gets a $300 cash prize while second place gets $200 and third place wins $100. We dont leave out the homeowners with docks decorated along the parade route. The three best decorated docks win prizes also.Ž We expect a great turn out for this years parade; with all the growth at the creek and all the new businesses that have opened in the immediate area it will be a fun night for the entire neighborhood,Ž he adds. Established in 1988, the parade has an estimated 30 powerboats lined up for the event. The parade route begins at The Marina at Julington Creek, goes underneath the bridge and motors around Bulls Bay, then returns under the bridge and continues down Durbin Creek. Spectators can view the parade from the Julington Creek Bridge walkways. The Prop Club is a social organization of boaters from The Marina at Julington Creek. They meet each month on the second Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. at the dock. All interested boaters are invited to join for boating information and fun at the creek!Mill Creek cont. on pg. 25Community Nutcracker cont. on pg. 22



PAGE 3 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook thecreekline 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 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. Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@creekline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Jasmine QuezadaJQ@rtpublishing.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Bartram Trail Branch Public Library will host the Greater Jacksonville Coin Club (GJCC) on Tuesday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. as they present a numismatics program to introduce school age children in kindergarten through grade 12 to the world of coin collecting. The GJCC will discuss all the United States issues from 1792 to date, including the half-cents, the large copper cents, Flying Reserve your space for the December 2013 For information and rates, please call:886-4919 Time to advertise for the Holidays Eagles, Indian Head cents and Lincoln cents. They will bring a United States Type Set that has all the issues, cents, 2 cents, 3 cents, half dimes, dimes, nickels, 20 cents, quarters, half dollars, silver dollars, modern issues and commemoratives. They will learn about the history of these coins, how they are made and the mints at Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, Carson City and West Point. There will be information available about the coin club, which is the oldest and largest coin club in North Florida and how to become a member. Admission is free, but please all 827-6960 to reserve your spot and get ready to learn how to become a coin collector! The Garden Club of St. Augustine will hold its 45th annual Christmas Tour of Homes, this year entitled La Navida en La FloridaŽ celebrating Floridas 500th Anniversary on December 8, 2013. Tour of the homes in historic downtown St. Augustine is from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. Tea and Boutique are from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event if available. Please visit for all information. Have you or a loved one been a ected by cancer? There are multiple opportunities to join the battle against cancer. Relay for Life of Bartram Trail is on May 10, 2014. Develop and register a team at or contact Becky Kimball at 2547325 or greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net. Become a committee volunteer; there are several committee and sub-committee openings. If interested, please contact our Committee Chair Kelly Blount at Furthermore, you can volunteer today to take part in the Cancer Prevention Study-3 for a cancerfree tomorrow. For more information on this study, please visit” orida or call toll free at 1 (888)604-5888. Come on out and help “ nd a cure for cancer! Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 23 is a national day of service that demonstrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhoods, communities and the world. To celebrate the day locally, a Family Volunteer Day beach cleanup is scheduled. It will take place at the popular Micklers Landing beach front park, located at 1109 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 23. Bags and gloves will be provided by HandsOn Jacksonville. Families are encouraged to participate together and may register as a team with children “ ve and older. Youth ages 13 and up in need of service hours may also participate independently or in groups. For more information or to register, please visit the event calendar at HandsOn Jacksonville at www. 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@ or visit for more information.The St. Johns County 2013 property tax rolls are now open for collection. Notices were sent to customers via email and mail on October 31. Payment can be made e ective immediately. Total taxes to be collected by the St. Johns County Tax Collector are $338,118,551. This is an increase of $7,426,505 compared to the 2012 tax roll of $330,692,046 and includes notices for real estate, tangible personal property, railroad and non ad-valorem assessments. For the past 24 years, your Tax Collectors o ce has maintained a 99.3 percent or greater collection rate, with this years collection rate standing at 99.74 percent,Ž said St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Ultimately, this assists all local taxing authorities to “ nance services for the citizens needs.Ž Although all tax bills become due November 1, 2013, they are payable through March 31, 2014, without incurring a penalty. The greatest savings can be realized by those who opt to pay their taxes in November when they can get a four percent discount. The amount of the discount decreases by one percent every month until March 2014 when bills must be paid and no discount is applied. There are various methods of payment available to St. Johns County property owners. Increasingly popular is online payment via the SJTC website, Online payments can be made via credit card or e-check. Payment can also be made by mailing a check or visiting one of our “ ve o ce locations. Anyone unable to pay their homestead property taxes should contact the St. Johns County Tax Collector as early as possible to determine eligibility for the Homestead Tax Deferral. In addition to the mailings sent to property owners, 40,836 payment notices were sent to mortgage companies with escrow accounts. Property owners with escrow accounts should receive an information onlyŽ notice detailing your tax status and stating, This is not a bill-Do not payYour bill has been forwarded to your escrow agent.Ž Any questions regarding homestead exemptions and assessment disputes should be addressed to the Property Appraiser. Any questions regarding the individual taxing authorities millage rates listed on your notice should be addressed to those individual authorities. If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding your taxes or the operation of the St. Johns County Tax Collectors o ce, please do not hesitate to contact Hollingsworth at tax rolls now openWhats New cont. on 4 Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: November 10 Full: November 17 Last Quarter: November 25 New: December 3


Page 4, The CreekLine • November 2013 • From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 DURBINCROSSING.COMJACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Smiles abound as families continue to buy in Durbin Crossing, the most sought after community in North Florida. With a brand new school scheduled to be open for the 2014 school year and located right in the heart of the community, its easy to see why families are thrilled to live here. Durbin Crossing has everything your family could want, including ball “elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, skateboard park, dog park, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from our excellent live inFAMILIES ARE THRILLED Dream Finders Homes Drees Homes D. S. Ware Homes Mattamy Homes Providence Homes Richmond American Homes Riverside Homes www.myriversidehome.comDavid Weekley Homes Like us on Facebook CHECKOUTOUR NEWWEBSITE! Did you know that St. Johns County has volunteers that provide countless hours within many of its departments, including the county commission? The county commission alone has 20 appointed advisory boards with a total of 147 volunteer members. The commission depends on these volunteers to help provide residents and visitors with the best services possible and know “ rst-hand the direct impact they have on the high quality of life we all have come to expect here in St. Johns County. The volunteer advisory boards assist with regulating land use to quality of life matters, such as the delivery of health and human services or providing leisure time programs and facilities. Keeping these volunteer roles “ lled are vital to maintaining our countys success. For this reason, the commission continually advertises the advisory board vacancies and appoints members regularly. People volunteer for a wide range of reasons from gaining experience, improving employment prospects, staying active to simply being of service to the community. If you “ nd that you are one of these people, the following is a list of current opportunities for St. Johns County residents to get involved in their government. Membership in the county advisory board system is open to persons with speci“ c technical or professional knowledge as well as citizens whose sole quali“ cation may be a desire to serve the county. Adjustment and Appeals: Seeking members with knowledge and/or experience in technical codes “ elds and those of the general public. A ordable Housing Advisory Committee: Seeking a member who is engaged in the residential home building industry, a member engaged in banking or mortgage banking industry, and a member engaged in areas of labor in home building. Architectural Review Committee: Seeking a member residing in the Coastal Corridor Overlay District and members (regular and alternate) residing in the Ponte Vedra Zoning District. Prefer one member to be an architect registered or previously registered in the State of Florida. Cultural Resource Review Board: Seeking members quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in the preservation of the countys cultural resources and those that have practical and professional experience in one or more of the following “ elds: archaeology, architecture, architectural history, curation or conservation, planning, professional engineering, real estate, history, historic preservation or related disciplines. Housing Finance Authority: Seeking members knowledgeable in the “ elds of commerce, labor and “ nance. Mid Anastasia Design Review Board: Seeking members quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the Mid-Anastasia community. North Coastal Design Review Board: Seeking member quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the North Coastal 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, November 19, and Monday, November 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. 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. St. Gerard Campus is excited and proud to announce their 30th annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, to be held on Saturday, December 14, from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m., for the bene“ t of pregnant teens and new teen mothers of St. Gerard Campus High School. Ticket prices remain at $35 per person. The latest fashions, holiday and sportswear from leading fashion houses will be modeled for men, women and children. Fashions from Hartstrings, H.W. Davis Company, Jones NY, Mens Wearhouse, Panama Hat, Rochelles Boutique, Patchingtons and Sunshine Shop will be represented. A silent auction will be o ering over 100 items from artwork, sports memorabilia, entertainment and baskets full of surprises to holiday gift ideas for everyone in the family. There will be a gourmet lunch served, door prizes, ra e prizes, entertainment and a grand prize drawing for $5,000. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please call 829-5516 or 797-9437. We expect a sellout crowd, as last year, so get your tickets early!Enjoy our beautiful Northeast Florida coastal habitat, featuring landscapes of St. Augustines Anastasia Island, on November 21 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Meet at the Old Spanish Quarries, 300 Anastasia Park Road, where local experts will provide information about Florida native plants in their natural habitat. Dress for the outdoors and experience the splendor that unfolds within this coastal hammock trail. Then proceed to an award-winning home landscape where your senses will delight as you observe native plants in a suburban setting, offering inspiration for your own yard. Only Florida native plants look and function like real Florida. Education and inspiration will be o ered by nature columnist Beverly Fleming, native plant consultant Renee Stambaugh, representatives from the St. Johns County Audubon Society and the Florida Native Plant Society. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 692-3927. Overlay community of the area encompassing the North Coastal Corridor Overlay District. Prefer a registered architect or member having expertise in historic preservation and/or architectural history of Florida. Northwest Communications Tower Citizens Advisory Board: Seeking member representing Civic Association and member representing passive recreation. Must reside in Northwest portion of St. Johns County as designated by Resolution 98-117. South Anastasia Design Review Board: Seeking members quali“ ed through the demonstration of special interest, experience or education in design, architecture or history of the South Anastasia community. All advisory board vacancies are advertised on Government Channel 3 and on the county website at www.sjc” .us/Commissioners/Groups.aspx. If you have additional questions or would like to submit an application for one of these boards, please call 209-0300 or send an email to mlundquist@sjc” .us.Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

PAGE 5 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board NOW is the time to reserve space for your Holiday Party! Private room is available for large groups. Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Happy Thanksgiving from: MEXI NO yo f or Authentic Mexican Cuisine We salute and remember all Veterans! 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 When tragic or stressful events happen to one of our students or sta members, it a ects an entire campus and, sometimes, the e ects impact multiple campuses. This was the case when Aubrey Thompson, a junior student at Bartram Trail High School, was very critically injured in a car crash on October 16. Even as the helicopter was landing to transport him to UF Jacksonville Hospital, Principal Dawn Sapp and her administrative sta were addressing the needs of all the students on the campus … how to tell the students, how to help them deal with reality of one of their own being in a life threatening state, how to stabilize the life of the campus so that learning could continue. Another student, Dylan Shaw, was also seriously injured in the accident, so concern for his well-being was at the forefront as well. And the impact immediately spread to another campus … Wards Creek Elementary, where Aubreys mother, Sherri Thompson, is a “ fth grade teacher. There, Principal Edie Jarrell, learned of the crash and had to determine the best way to break the news to her and “ nd a way to quickly get her to the hospital to be with her son. When events of this magnitude occur, district level administration immediately o ers assistance as well. Dr. Joyner and other senior sta o er assistance and often come to campus to lend help in any way necessary. Our Student Services Department has trained counselors who come to campus to help provide support to students who need to “ nd ways to express their grief and concern for their classmates. They facilitate discussion, both individual and group, that allows students the outlets they need to process what has happened and to focus their concern in positive ways. Principals are an integral part of this process in an ongoing way. At Bartram Trail, teens wanted a positive outlet for their concern, so Sapp allowed them to gather after school to pray for their friends. Kids being kids, they wanted to do something tangible, so t-shirts were produced and sold to support Aubrey in his “ ght for his life. Spontaneous donations were received to assist the family and then the coordination of this e ort was passed o to a friend of the family. Bracelets were ordered that read Pray for Aubrey and many, many students wore them in support of their classmate. Friday night was the big rivalry game between Bartram Trail and Creekside High. While the competition on the “ eld was “ erce, concern for and support of Aubrey was stronger. Both teams sported his number, 17, on their uniforms and a giant picture of him was produced. Students, parents and community members signed the poster and it was delivered to the hospital to show the family that the entire community was coming together to support them. Bracelets were worn on the Creekside campus as well and the next week, Nease High School played their game with Aubreys initials on their helmets. Times like these are very trying on our campuses. I applaud our principals for their wisdom and caring in helping their students to have outlets for expressing their concern while walking the delicate line of ensuring that as much normality as possible resumes on campus and that learning continues. At this writing, Aubrey remains in critical condition. I am happy to report that Dylan is recovering from his concussion and is doing well physically. Prayers for his complete healing continue as well. I have never been prouder to represent this community on your School Board. In the midst of a heartbreaking time, I have been so grati“ ed to watch our schools and our community come together in support of our students. Thank you all for the good people that you are. There is no way that the Thompson and Shaw families can speak to each of you, but I know that they are grateful for the support which has given them the strength to deal with a very stressful time. As always, thank you for your support of public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at sloughb@stjohns.k12.” .us.The Gingerbread Man Dash 5k will be held on December 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Heritage Landing Community in World Golf Village. This is a chip-timed, gun start race, open to all ages. Runners will try to catch the Gingerbread Man for a chance to win a cash prize. Tshirts for all pre-registered runners, plus a gingerbread cookie, custom die-cast medal and a free breakfast. The race is pet friendly and there are medals for pets too! There will be over $100 in awards to top male and female overall, with more prizes for second and third overall as well “ rst male and female masters. Also, age-group awards will be presented to the top three “ nishers beginning with age groups from nine and under, through 70 and over. Be sure to bring a new toy for WithLove for a chance to win some great ra e prizes. Please contact for additional information. was founded in January to help individuals not only get “ t, but to get educated on safety. o ers training programs and self defense/safety awareness workshops for all individuals. If youre looking to stay safe, please contact Todd at 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. 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. Whats New cont. from pg. 4


Page 6, The CreekLine • November 2013 • The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Law Office ofRose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 904-665-0005 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 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Available! Marienhof Kennels Here is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classi“ ed site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacri“ ce as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States.Ž This used car ad is most likely fraudulent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. This month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using e-commerce sites or for that matter, any online classi“ ed buy and sell social network. E-commerce sites are a great resource for selling things, “ nding apartments, locating services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly and both seller and buyer are satis“ ed with the experience. In recent years, four men were murdered after being lured to Ohio after they responded to an online ad in the belief they had been hired to work on a farm. That and similar tragedies have made national headlines. The more frequent type of classi“ ed ad type crime involves the loss of money in buying or selling. One e-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the o er appears too good to be true, it probably is. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls o ering more than you are asking be skeptical and careful. This is usually the “ rst step in getting some of your cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony escrow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Squaretrade or PayPal should raise a red ” ag to proceed with caution. In all e-commerce transactions I would like to add let the buyer be smartŽ to the old adage of There are many facets to the voter education programs conducted by the Elections Of“ ce. During election years, we visit our communities to offer our services to register new voters and to encourage our existing ones to update their registrations. We also distribute information on how, when and where to vote as well as mailing sample ballots to our voters prior to each election. Annually, we conduct programs at all high school in our county to educate students in the importance of voting and encourage them to pre-register to vote beginning at age 16. They will be eligible to vote once they turn 18. Also at the high schools, upon request, we can conduct Student Government Elections which allows the students the opportunity to experience an actual election, and realize how easy it is to vote. This year the Elections Of“ ce was asked to conduct the Durbin Creek Elementary School Student Government Election on October 11. It was a wonderful educational opportunity and allowed students in the fourth and “ fth grades to participate in the elections process. Students were able to submit their name to run for a particular o ce of the student government. Campaigning for o ce included making posters, ” yers, stickers, T shirts and other items in order to encourage other students to Vote for meŽ and have their names printed on an actual ballot. On election morning, the fourth and “ fth grade students assembled to listen to the candidates give speeches so they could make informed decisions on who they should vote for to hold the o ce of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and grade level representatives. The students were very creative in their speeches. It was also great to see attendance by parents who had come to support their children. Once the speeches concluded, the election sta provided instructions to the students on how to vote and the supervisor announced, The polls will open at 10:00 a.m.Ž We wanted the students to feel the excitement of an election day. Vote HereŽ signs were posted, directing them to the polling room complete with voting booths and a DS200 tabulator for counting the ballots. The pre-printed ballots listed the actual races and the names of the student candidates running for each o ce. Students were each given a ballot as they entered the polling room and sent to a voting booth where they marked their own ballot. When “ nished, they placed it into the tabulator which immediately counted their ballot. They were also given an I VotedŽ sticker to show they had participated in the election. After all 301 students had voted, the polls were o cially closed and the results tape printed from the tabulator which revealed the winners (just like on election day). The results were presented to Ms. Reynolds who made the announcement of the o cial winner for each of the races. I would like to congratulate the following students for winning their elections and wish them all the best: President: Bailey Daigle Vice President: Hunter Jones Treasurer: Ashley Hernandez Secretary: Lindsey Butler Grade Level Representatives Fourth grade: Maddox Sutton, Alex Simes, Whitney Parziale, Fifth grade: Emily Tybeck Reynolds did a wonderful job as the entire event was very well organized. It was a real joy to work with the teachers and students at Durbin Creek Elementary School. I feel everyone enjoyed participating and their “ rst election experience was a pleasant one!E-Commerce awarenesslet the buyer beware.Ž E-commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home to rent, do not send deposit money or “ rst and last month rent before you con“ rm the property is actually a legitimate rental. The FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. The response to a wanted to rent adŽ will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. They will email you pictures of the home then tell you they will give you the address after you send a Western Union money order for the deposit. These sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will allow you to setup an email response box that will be forwarded to your undisclosed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the “ rst meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. Using e-commerce or other social sites can be fun and rewarding if you use some of these tips to insure your safety and protect yourself from being scammed, or worse, harmed. Thank you for taking the time to read my column and if you are a fan of Facebook and Twitter, please follow the Sheri s O ce. If you have suggestions for future topics or any issue related to law enforcement and public safety in St. Johns County please contact me at By Contributing Writer Vicky Oaks, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts!Durbin Creek Elementary holds student governtment elections Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know!

PAGE 7 • November 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. Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! Richard Johnson became devoted to the “ ght against Alpha 1-Antitrypsin de“ ciency in 2008 when his two young children, Lucas, age “ ve and Grace, seven years old, who both attend Hickory Creek Elementary, were diagnosed with the genetic condition, which can lead to life-threatening liver and lung disease. There is no known cure. Alpha-1 is the leading genetic cause of liver transplantation in children like Johnsons, a risky solution for which something better must be devised. For years before his children were diagnosed, Johnson helped start the Jacksonville School for Autism for severely autistic children, organizing events and raising money. Inspired by how deeply those childrens lives were enriched, he became a tireless advocate in raising awareness and funds to get desperately needed help for children with Alpha-1. My life changed “ ve years ago when my children were diagnosed with Alpha-1. I then realized I needed to shift my charity e orts from the Jacksonville School of Autism to the Alpha-1 Foundation. Over these last years, I have dedicated my life to spreading awareness and curing Alpha-1,Ž Johnson explains. Something that Johnson does not share is that he himself is coping with a serious disease. Johnson was diagnosed with invasive malignant melanoma this past year. He underwent two surgeries, but in the meantime never let up on the fundraising and awareness that he so tirelessly does for our children and other Alphas. He continues to follow up with his doctor every three months.Cast a Vote 2 CureŽ Alpha 1-AntitrypsinBy Karl KennellHis wife Sarah Johnson says, He amazes me every day with his passion.Ž Richard created and hosts an annual Friends for a CureŽ golf tournament, whose proceeds bene“ t Alpha-1 Foundation research programs. He travels throughout the country speaking to families about the urgency of early testing for kids, raising research funds and awareness of the little-known condition. He also works to develop informational materials for families, championing early testing and research. He and his wife launched the Alpha-1 Foundations Its all in the FamilyŽ campaign, creating a video testimonial and brochure encouraging families to be tested. The couple leads an annual letter-writing campaign to spread awareness and are peer support group leaders for families with Alpha-1 kids. Richard Johnson is an advisor to the Alpha-1 Foundation on creating programs to serve families of children with Alpha-1. Over the last “ ve years, Johnson has raised more than $100,000 for Alpha-1 research programs. Johnson s peer support leadership, advocacy, event organization and fundraising have been an invaluable source of help and hope to families of Alpha-1 children with few resources and in di cult circumstances. His commitment to supporting and participating in Alpha-1 liver research, which has begun to yield results, o ers promise for countless children with the condition. A NASCAR fan since his dad took him to his “ rst Daytona 500 at age eight, Johnson cherishes memories of days they spent at their hometown track and plans to continue the tradition with his own children. Johnson s father worked with a relative of legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, who has always been a hero to Johnson. So it is only appropriate that Johnson is one of four “ nalists for this years Betty Jane France Award. Please watch the video that NASCAR did on his family at and click on Richard Johnson. Cast your vote daily to help him achieve his goal. Or visit www. or learn about the annual fundraising golf tournament that the Johnsons host every year at Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!


Page 8, The CreekLine • November 2013 • Oering a close connection to everything thats possible in medicine.Introducing Jaime Kibler, DODonald J. Levine, MD is pleased to welcome Family Practice Physician Jaime Kibler, DO to Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek. They oer you and your family a medical home, where you enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician „ someone you can talk to and trust. Someone who will see you the same day if theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek Bishop Estates Road, Jacksonville, FL ..baptistprimarycare.netBAPTIST PRIMARY CARE JULINGTON CREEKSports/school physicals Immunizations Preventive wellness care GYN care Coordinated care of chronic conditions On-site lab for blood tests e es Road, Jacksonville, F L e .ne t Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier Native Sons and Daughters parent and child members of the Timucuan Federation recently held a car wash to help support The Apple Project,Ž a local initiative which has taken on the task of raising money to build a local dental clinic for low income families. The car wash, held on September 29 at the Walgreens on State Road 13 and Race Track Road, raised $600 for The Apple Project. More than three dozen Native Sons and Daughters members washed everything from vintage cars to RVs. Since the Native Sons and Daughters program, formerly known as Indian Princesses and Indian Guides, requires their members to participate in community service in order to be eligible for year-end recognition, this cause is a wonderful way to help the community. Event host Andrew Eagle FeatherŽ Stainsby explains, This event is a great way to show our members that not every child has the bene“ t of twice-a-year dental exams. We join First Coast News as an event participant and are equally excited to learn that Delores and Wayne Weaver, through the Weaver Foundation, have graciously agreed to match all contributions up to $100,000!Ž As background, since thousands of people on the First Coast cant a ord a dentist, The Apple Project is raising funds to build a dental clinic to serve low income and uninsured families. First Coast News is partnering with the non-pro“ t Community Health Outreach to build this brand new dental clinic. If enough funds can be raised, the clinic could open in the fall of 2014. The clinic is projected to serve 6,000 patients initially, including people who need everything from antibiotics for a tooth infection to a rotten tooth pulled to new teeth. Haskell has already designed the building at no cost. Delores and Wayne Weaver, St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department has coordinated a series of community outreach presentations for residents to learn more about Amendment 11 (senior exemptions), fair housing, social services and healthcare reform. For the convenience of residents, this multi-faceted presentation will be coordinated at four di erent dates and locations in St. Johns County: € 10:00 a.m. on November 13 at the Hastings Branch Library in the meeting room € 10:00 a.m. on November 21 at the Bartram Trail Branch Library in the small conference room € 10:00 a.m. on December 4 at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center in the MultiPurpose room The St. Johns Property Appraisers O ce will discuss the Senior Exemptions Summary and will present information including how Amendment 11 will allow counties and municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption for qualifying low-income seniors. The St. Johns County Social Services Program Overview will discuss the services provided to eligible residents such as doctor visits and limited prescription assistance. The St. Johns County Housing and Community Development Department will present a workshop on fair housing and the Bailey Group will present information on healthcare reform and how it a ects individuals. For additional information, please contact the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department at 209-6064.Community outreach presentations to discuss senior exemptions and more Native Sons and Daughters donate to The Apple ProjectBy Contributing Writer Brian Quirk Happy Thanksgiving!through the Weaver Foundation, are continuing their community support from their Jaguars days. The foundation is o ering to match every dollar donated up to $100,000. For more information about the Native Sons and Daughters Program, please visit our website at To learn more about The Apple Project, please visit www.“ all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine

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Publix Plantation Plaza TUES~FRI : 9am-8pm SAT : 9am-7pm Let our Certified Packing Experts pack your holiday gifts.Holiday happiness. We pack and ship valuable, fragile and odd shaped items. Stop by your neighborhood The UPS Store today. 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove Ph: 230.8881 Visit The UPS Store in Fruit Cove for all of your holiday packing and shipping needs. As I write this article, our nations leaders are bitterly divided. Republicans and Democrats blame each other for the government shutdown and the potential default of Americas debt. Unfortunately, we, citizens and elected o cials, have grown too accustomed to and comfortable with this type of partisan brinksmanship. Such “ nger-pointing, distrusting and self-serving politics is childish and dangerous. It lacks all semblances of true leadership, true public service and true courage. Whether this immediate, impending crisis is averted or not, we are, almost certainly, going to revisit the same crisis again in the near future. Without question, this chronic a iction has rendered the national health prognosis as critically ill. Americans have often been “ ercely divided and over myriad issues. Early on, Je erson and Adams famously feuded within President Washingtons administration to such a degree that their respective supporters became our “ rst rival political parties. In addition to our most serious division, the Civil War, weve feuded over foreign affairs, civil liberties, election results and on and on. In this second article focusing on important American speeches, I want to compare our current political partisan divide to another potentially perilous crisis, the Watergate scandal. In the years that followed Watergate, public opinion polls showed American trust at alltime lows. Democrats ferociously attacked Republicans for supporting a president who disgraced himself and our country. Republicans despised Democrats for what Republicans believed was vigilante justice that resulted in a sentence that greatly exceeded the crime. America was deeply divided and intensely distrusting. Into that mire entered an unelected vice president who subsequently became the unelected president. Gerald Ford, by all accounts, never sought or even desired the o ce of president. His ambition was to be Speaker of the House. He was nominated by Nixon because he was perhaps the only Republican that would be con“ rmed by the Democratically controlled Senate (to replace the resigned Vice President Agnew in ful“ llment of the 25th Amendment). Yet, many people, in that atmosphere of distrust, believed the appointment was in return for a Nixon pardon, a suspicion that was further fueled when Ford did, indeed, issue the pardon and one MAY Management and Waypoint Real Estate Consulting announce the formation of MAY Real Estate Group, a general brokerage partnership with a new winning formula for the northeast Florida marketplace. MAY Real Estate Group will service the northeast Florida region from Jacksonville to Palm Coast providing experienced professionals that are experts in selling large development projects while generating real estate leads primarily through internet driven programs. The principal partners at MAY Management currently manage 150 northeast Florida communities representing over 55,000 properties and the principals of Waypoint have sold over $4 billion in properties. This new partnership includes a team of seasoned real estate professionals actively involved in the local real estate community, providing individual marketing and services for our clients.Ž said Myles Newell, MAY Real Estate Group principal. Our teams talents and resources allow us to invest in the best market tools available. We can assure that every one of our customers has a real estate professional who has the technology, knowledge and a high level of expertise to take care of their speci“ c real estate needs.Ž For the home seller, instead of simply relying on the MLS system like many other general brokerage “ rms, MAY Real Estate is focused on generating leads to sell properties. Each property will enjoy the service of the MAY Advantage, an individualized marketing plan which includes professional staging, listing management and marketing, and a dedicated website that showcases the propertys attributes through professional photography and featured details with links to information about the community in which it is located. For home buyers, the MAY Real Estate Group understands the importance of ensuring the real estate buying process is kept simple, easy to navigate and all the while avoiding pitfalls that in many cases can be easily overcome. Each of MAY Real Estate Group team of professionals has speci“ c areas of expertise that is focused on services that makes the buying process simple. From “ nding clients the right home through contract-to-close, including loan consultation, title and escrow, home inspection services, insurance and more, MAY Real Estate Groups professionals help navigate these steps to make home buying a pleasant experience.Important letter from the Publisher regarding the JCP CDD Report 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.comof the most sel” ess acts of any president. In his inaugural address, President Ford, eschewing an underlying trepidation revealed by a quake in his voice, sought to remedy Americas ailment through humble service and courageous leadership. I have not sought this enormous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. Those who nominated and con“ rmed me as vice president were my friends and are my friends. They were of both parties, elected by all of the people and acting under the Constitution in their name. ƒthere is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except by serving the peoples urgent needs.Ž American trust didnt return immediately. But President Ford led boldly and with little regard for his own political future. Let us work toward the day when we can say about our leaders partisan pettiness and selfinterest what President Ford said about Watergate, My fellow Americans, our national crisis is over. Our Constitution works.New general real estate brokerage launches It is with regret that we must inform you, our valued readers, that we have found it necessary to suspend the Julington Creek Plantation CDD Report column. What started as a way to inform constituents within the JCP CDD about the latest happenings at the monthly board of supervisors meetings has recently deteriorated into a series of unprofessional columns penned by a rotating schedule of CDD supervisors. When we started giving the supervisors the opportunity to write a monthly column a few years ago, we were hopeful that they would impart information similar to that provided by our St. Johns County elected o cials each month. Instead, supervisors have resorted to one-upsmanship, name calling and even questioning the word count of other supervisors columns. We at The CreekLine have no desire to be a part of this immature behavior. It is time for the vitriol to stop! Additionally, we will no longer publish letters to the editor which contain negative remarks about individual supervisors or the CDD board. However, we still believe that the actions taken and decisions made by the JCP CDD deserve scrutiny. We recommend that our readers who are a part of the JCP CDD do their own due diligence and keep up to date with the CDD board of supervisors meetings. Please consider attending the meetings personally or at least, go to their website and view the minutes from each meeting. Although lengthy, the minutes are a verbatim representation of each meeting and are very informative. Going forward, The CreekLine may consider sending a reporter occasionally to the monthly meetings for an unbiased article. We are disappointed in the downward spiral of civility displayed by these representatives and some community members who support them, from vile and anonymous post cards to vile and anonymous websites about the CDD. We believe that the community deserves and should expect better. Sincerely, Rebecca Taus, Publisher Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!


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Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 12/15/13.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 12/15/13. Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Last month I reported that were backŽ from summer vacation and moving forward in our work to keep this community and our Scenic Highway scenic and historic. I also asked for your thoughts on the subject of rehabilitating the old Community Center (at the abandoned “ re station across from Alpine Groves Park). The idea is to restore the building to its earlier glory as center of our community where the public can meet for the variety of things a community does … weddings, organization meetings or youth programs. Not having much response to my request of last month, I realize its probably due to the fact I didnt give contact information. Here it is: alabbat@ I would love to hear your thoughts on doing this project. If you havent read my report in The CreekLine from last month, please send a note and Ill send a copy. Or go to The CreekLines website (www.thecreekline. com) to see the online version (see page 10). The report gave our view on why a community center is needed. I would really love to have feedback to help the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Council decide if the community would support a drive to move this project forward. The Northwest community needs a place to meet and this e ort can make it happen … if you want it. We have just completed our required FDOT annual report for calendar 2013 and again, it is available for review, just send me an email and it will be forwarded to you. This annual report details the work weve done in 2013 and earlier years and a perspective on where were headed and how we plan to get there. The Scenic Highway plan to incorporate a historic lesson plan to St. Johns County School District curriculum is underway and will be completed for the 2014 school year. The history information in the lesson planning curriculum will also be available for the general public. Were also upgrading the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highways website, www. Ladies and gentlemen, generally speaking, a large number of residents in NW St. Johns County work in Duval County, but live in this area because our school district is superior to most districts in Florida. The result of this fact is too few residents recognize the historic nature of St. Johns County and the many intrinsic resources in our community. The William Bartram Scenic Highway organization is organized to not only preserve the scenic venues of the area but to help provide (in cooperation with St. Johns County) facts and information for new and current residents on why St. Johns County is such a great place to live, play and educate our children. Please attend some of our meetings and get to know what we do and to also share some The average American gains several pounds in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. This seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable; you can fend o added pounds during the holidays without becoming a dietary Scrooge. One way to do that is to eat healthier foods that are low in fat and calories. You can still “ ll your plate at a holiday buffet, but “ ll it with fresh fruits and vegetables instead of fried chicken “ ngers or cheese sticks. A good way to avoid putting on the extra holiday pounds is to pass on the treats at work. Take the time to pack healthy snacks such as trail mix, low fat Greek yogurt or raw vegetables such as carrots or celery sticks to stay full and help avoid the temptation of the holiday treats,Ž says Kory Graybeal RD, LD/N, MSH at Baptist Medical Center South. You should also exercise regularly. Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise most, if not all, days of the week. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major contributors to holiday weight gain. Many traditional holiday foods are loaded with fat and calories. To keep your weight manageable, substitute a lowerfat food or go ahead and eat a certain food you enjoy too much to give up, but have a smaller portion and conserve calories by skipping something thats not as important to you. Here is more advice for cutting fat from your holiday diet: € Eat white-meat turkey, which has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat. A threeounce serving of skinless turkey breast has 119 calories and one gram of fat. The same amount of dark meat has 142 calories and “ ve grams of fat. € Put gravy through a skimmer before serving and youll cut the calories by 80 percent. Thats a substantial change: Holiday gravy thats not skimmed contains 60 to 70 calories per tablespoon. A generous helping can add as many as 500 calories to your holiday dinner. € Serve stu ng baked outside the turkey; it has half the calories of stu ng cooked inside the bird. € Serve at least one item very low in calories and fat, such as a fresh fruit salad or steamed vegetables topped with lemon juice and herbs. A one-half cup serving of steamed green beans has only 15 calories and a trace of fat; a one-half cup serving of sauted green beans has 50 calories and 6.6 grams of fat. € Serve baked potatoes instead of candied sweet potatoes. A plain baked potato has 220 calories and just a trace of fat; one cup of candied sweet potatoes has 300 calories and six grams of fat. € Dont top vegetables with butter; instead, use nonfat yogurt or low-calorie sour cream. Youll save an average of 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per tablespoon. Graybeal says, Serving fresh vegetables is a nice change from all the high calorie and high fat casseroles typically served with holiday meals.Ž € Serve apple pie topped with vanilla frozen yogurt instead of pecan pie topped with whipped cream. Per slice, youll save 460 calories and 32 grams of fat. € Substitute mustard for mayonnaise on your lunch-hour turkey sandwich. Youll save 82 calories and eight grams of fat. € Pay attention to what you drink. Two mixed drinks can contain as much as 500 calories, one cup of eggnog, 380 calories. But two glasses of cider or white wine have only 300 calories. Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you and your family maintain healthy weights. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being!William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Ab batie llo, alabbat@bellsouth.netof your ideas to not only help increase membership but help with grant writing and other fundraising opportunities. The next meeting for the Management Council will be on November 14, 2013 at the County Annex of Flora Branch Boulevard and Race Track Road at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing you then.Strategies to ght holiday weight gainBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center South Want your school’s Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and we’ll share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

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This prestigious membership is awarded solely on the basis of a lifetime of highly successful housing and sales recommendations of their peers n the industry. Martin is an agent with Watson Realty Corp. and serves buyers and sellers throughout the greater Jacksonville and St. Johns County areas. He was nominated for this honor by Bill Watson, Jr. I am obviously honored and pleased to be invited to join The Fellowship of Realty Professionals, the most exclusive real estate organization in the world. The standards and requirements of membership recognize only the few who have made real estate sales a full-time career and have done so successfully for a long period of time. I am excited to be associated with this worldwide organization which allows me to network and learn from my peers,Ž said Martin. We are honored and pleased to have Randy Martin as a member of The Fellowship of Realty Professionals,Ž said Steve Murray, founder of The Fellowship and editor of REAL Trends. The extremely high quali“ cations for being selected as a member, including a career of high levels of sales and recommendations from peers, signals that Randy Martin is among the top one-tenth of one percent of all real estate agents in the world. Theyve served hundreds if not thousands of families with help in buying and selling homes.Ž The Fellowship of Realty Professionals requires that all members have closed at least 500 transactions in their careers. Further, each applicant must supply several references from peers who attest to their integrity, professionalism and good standing in the business community. The Fellowship was founded to recognized these outstanding real estate agents and teams and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and knowledge about practices among top professionals in the real estate “ eld. Id like to say thank you to friends, neighbors and customers of Jacksonville and St. Johns County for their support and business,Ž Martin concluded.State Representative Ronald DocŽ Renuart (R-Ponte Vedra Beach) “ led legislation in October prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors in Florida. The bill, HB 153, aims to restrict minors from buying and using nicotine dispensing devicesŽ in the same manner as cigarettes. Nicotine dispensing devices are products that deliver nicotine to the user in the form of water vapor. These products are often used as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, though they still contain varying levels of many of the same addictive substances. Currently, Florida statute does not specify whether devices like E-Cigarettes fall under the same rules as traditional tobacco products. Products like E-Cigarettes should be limited to adults only. Nicotine use, whether through cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or water vapor, is very addictive. To protect the health and safety of our children, Floridas laws should restrict all forms of nicotine consumption,Ž said Rep. Renuart. Rep. Renuart is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a practicing internist in Ponte Vedra Beach. He is a leader in health policy in the Florida House of Representatives.Here are some tips to make packing and shipping your holiday gifts easier: The largest item being shipped will determine the box size needed. (For example, board games can require large boxes.) Lightweight items that are large may be more expensive to ship than you might expect as all carriers now charge for shipping based on volume (size and weight), rather than just weight. Be sure to consider this when buying gifts. Breakable items need sufpackages shipped via UPS. UPS has guaranteed Next Day, Second Day and 3-Day shipments, as well as Ground shipping. All UPS shipments are trackable and the “ rst $100 of declared-value insurance is included. Additional coverage can be added for an additional fee. Shipping to a recognized business address will always save you money when using UPS as your carrier. A brief description of package contents must be provided at The UPS Store shipping counter. Firearms, explosive materials, alcohol, tobacco and citrus fruit are prohibited items and cannot be shipped. The face value of gift cards cannot be covered by declared-value insurance, so we suggest making a copy of all gift cards before shipping in case they are lost. That way they can possibly be stopped and reissued. The US Postal Service offers Parcel Post, Priority Mail and Express Mail for shipping packages. Priority Mail, though not guaranteed, usually arrives within three days. Express Mail is guaranteed, and arrives in one or two days, depending on the address. While not as comprehensive as UPS, some level of tracking is provided on all postal services. Be sure to see The UPS Stores ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Local realtor recognized for sales production State Rep. Renuart les E-Cigarette legislation Holiday packing and shipping tips you can use Contributed by Doug Nunnery, owner, The UPS Store, Fruit Cove“ cient cushioning materials such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts or properly placed air pillows. Make sure breakable items are located to the center of the box. Unacceptable cushioning materials would be crunched up newspaper, tissue paper or clothing. Valuable items that are breakable should be double-boxed or packed in an over-sized box with suf“ cient cushioning as described above. When you choose your box it must withstand the shock, vibration and compression that will occur in handling and transit. The box should be made for shipping (not a moving, storage, shoe or department store) and a used box should not have any holes or collapsed areas on it. Make sure your box is large enough to attach the shipping label and that all old shipping labels are removed or marked out. Once the box is closed, you should not hear any rattling when you shake it and the box should not give at the seams when you press on it. If it does, it needs more packing material or your box needs to be cut down to size. Do not use brown kraft paper or string (these items catch on automated equipment) to wrap old boxes. Its ok to use reuse boxes with printed images on them. Remember to use shipping tape only, not masking tape, duct tape, painters tape or wrapping paper tape. Secure all open seams, not just the top of the box. Of course, you can always rely on The UPS Store to pack your items should you decide not to do it yourself. All storepacked items are covered by our Pack and Ship Guarantee,Ž which provides full reimbursement of packing and shipping costs in the unlikely event of damage. Note: the Pack and Ship GuaranteeŽ applies only to Teen Anime Club Tuesday, Nov. 19 • 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Teens over age 12: Are you looking for something different to do tonight? We’re showing a popular anime movie on our big screen! Refreshments will be provided.Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919


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The Wild Birds Unlimited retail store in Julington Creek is celebrating 10 years as a specialty store in bird feeding and bird watching products. The store is located in the Julington Village shopping plaza at the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13. Our stores mission is to bring people and nature together,Ž states co-owner Sheryl Mitchell, and our sta works very hard to make each customers visit to our store positive.Ž Sheryl Mitchell co-owns the store with her spouse David Mitchell. The store has three part-time employees„ Kathie, Terry and Gary„who all have expertise in the bird feeding hobby. The Mitchells moved to this area from Michigan in late 2012 and purchased this store from the previous owners at the beginning of this year. They previously owned another Wild Birds Unlimited store in Ann Arbor, Michigan for six years. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in outdoor bird feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes and a patented feeder pole system. They also carry a great selection of nature-related gift products. However, they are known most for their fresh, no-waste bird food products. We get fresh bird seed deliveries every week. Our bird food contains no “ ller products and we only carry bird food that the birds in our area will eat,Ž says Dave Mitchell. Backyard bird feeding is the second most popular outdoor hobby after gardening. The store has a loyal customer base that is not only from the NW St. Johns County and southern Duval County areas, but many of their customers travel to this store from across the river in west Jacksonville and Clay County and from the St. Augustine area. Congratulations to Wild Birds Unlimited on their 10th anniversary. The sta and owners encourage you to visit this unique retail store and learn more about enjoying beautiful song birds in your own backyard. It is good to see small retail stores being a successful part of our community. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!After spending hours looking through all the periodicals that come in the mail to my house, I was completely confused. Mostly advertising with over-the-top dressed models was what I saw. So I put together a fashion team, set a time to go to a few shopping Meccas in our market and see just what Jacksonville has to o er. And I am glad we did this exercise! There is a smorgasbord of fashions for every age, “ gure and personality type. The colors are great and right now there is plenty to choose from. Our “ rst sighting was the return of the big peasant top; remember the long one that covered the hips and hid all kinds of sins? All you had to do was wear a great pant underneath. Well, these are back in knits, prints and soft dressy fabrics. Sweaters have taken over a quarter of all the stores! We say short cardigans, long boyfriend sweaters and wrap around coat sweaters. Also sweater dresses in pretty colors were shown by several designers; my friend said she had to go home and get the spanx thing before trying these on! Pretty dresses are the hit of the season. Some are embellished with gold jewel pieces, some trimmed with faux animal trim and some studded with metal, but dresses were the big thing and they were all sleeveless. This means in a few weeks a little short cardigan or a short jacket must be added for our cooler winter days. Dresses with peplums are still very popular and red is the color of the day! We have never seen so many red dresses in any one season ever! Purple was also a favorite of the group, along with ” ag blue. These colors are to be the LBD (little black dress) for fall 2013! When we hit the shoes, the group shied away from those stiletto heels and tried on some more conservative wedges. But even the wedge shoe has to feel Specialty bird store celebrates 10 yearsFashion UpdateTaking a look at fall fashions!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsright or you tend to turn your ankle, we decided. There were some very pretty suede little numbers on the shelves. One of our gals is a traditional Ralph Lauren fan and she was pleased with the collection this year as it also includes several dresses to choose from. Also, Michael Kors has gone more traditional this season, looking a little like Ralph too! Gray is popular this year and we saw it teamed up with soft pink for a really classy feminine look. So if you have some gray, try teaming it up with a pink sweater or long scarf for a new look. By the way, long skinny scarves in pretty color combinations are the accessory of the year! And you Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs) with animal print garments: get them out and brush them o Those patterns and textures from leopard to snakeskin are back in a fresh way! So until next month, (believe it or not we will be discussing holiday wear): go out styling! Coastal Community Center: Meals on Wheels routes are available in the Fruit Cove area on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Volunteers are needed in the kitchen to package meals on wheels on Monday and Friday mornings. Care Connection department is seeking volunteer friendly visitors to visit homebound seniors. A volunteer is needed to coordinate COAs entry in the St. Johns County Festival of Trees at World Golf Village. Sunshine Center: Volunteers are needed in the Sunshine Center to assist sta with program activities, serving meals and snacks and clean up on Monday and/or Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A volunteer Russian interpreter is needed in the Community Care-Giving Department, Monday or Friday, 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sunshine Bus o ce: Volunteers are needed in the Sunshine Bus O ce on Old Moultrie Road to answer phones and perform general clerical duties on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. O ce experience and good communication skills are required. To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper at 209-3686 or e-mail needed at COA The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.comLEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Nov. 27 • 2:00 pm 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.

PAGE 13 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB | Trips for 2013-2014 LENDER December 2-6: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 5 DAYS December 10th & 12th: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL December 15-18: ANNUAL NEW YORK TRIP 4 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 For more enhanced itineraries and pricing information, please call:Diane Stan“eld Sr. VP of Corporate Banking PH: 904-998-5507 CELL: 904-614-0943stan“eldd@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 millionaire scare you! It takes a lot of small dollars to make a millionaires club! 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.netYoure Invited! What: Travel Club Meeting When: 11/20/13 ~ 11:00 am Where: Deerwood Branch ~ 10328 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL RSVP to Diane Stan“eld by 11/18 Come join us for a light luncheon to meet and greet other travellers and discuss our upcoming events! Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) will celebrate the holidays on Tuesday, December 10 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Epping Forest Yacht Club, located at 1830 Epping Forest Drive o San Jose Boulevard. Lunch is a bu et serving soup of the day, fruit and cheese, tuna salad, Italian pasta salad, mixed greens and romaine lettuce, grilled sliced chicken breast, rolls, beverages and cookies and brownies for dessert. The total cost is $25, including tip and tax. Door prizes will be awarded. The deadline for checks is December 1; please send to: Marg Mytholar, 308 South Buck Board Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Visit our Facebook page The Academy at Julington Creek supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October with their Day of Pink!Newcomers and Womens Club celebrates the holidays!By Contributing Writer Susan Moger, BTNCfor additional information. The BTNC meets the second Tuesday of every month from September to May at various local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at To download a membership form, please visit BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub. Students who want to connect with others in their school and community were lined up at the door to join Creeksides Interact Club, a service organization where club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs are required to organize at least two service projects a year: one that bene“ ts their community and one that encourages international understanding. Creekside students far exceed the norm as they easily average 25 hours per year individually, with some students service records topping 100 hours. Creekside Interact is ready to serveBy Contributing Writer Carol A. HigleyThe club begins anew this year as Aletha Dresback hands over the reins to Leia Fixel as the clubs new faculty advisor and club President Sydney Hale returns for her last year to lead a new team of o cers: Abby Salley/Mara Grabski, co-vice presidents; Abby Murphy/Megan Prangley, co-secretaries; Kalie West/Peyton Carnley, service hours coordinators with Carnley also serving as the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail liaison and Lexi Oppelt, a ectionately termed the money lady,Ž as treasurer. The Creekside Interact Club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail. The 14th annual Fall Festival at Westminster Woods was enjoyed by St. Johns residents of all ages. More than 2,000 festival-goers attended this years event on Saturday, October 26, which featured musical performances from area elementary schools, a Halloween costume contest, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, local artisans and crafters and much more. The festival provides an opportunity for an inter-generational community experience that is widely anticipated each year in Julington Creek and the surrounding area. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2014. Residents and sta are currently working on plans to celebrate their golden anniversaryŽ with special events throughout the coming year that highlights their past accomplishments and future goals. Westminster Woods is an active-living retirement community located on Julington Creek in Fruit Cove. Community festival connects young and young-at-heartBy Contributing Writer Cher Brown


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A community featuring traditional, Southern architecture while including modern amenities you expect today. Where sidewalks and front porches encourage residents to become neighbors. A pedestrian-friendly community that embraces the outdoors and its most valuable asset, the river. Inventory homes are available for quick move in and information on new neighborhoods will be available soon. Why wait? See why homeowners choose toƒ Homecoming week for Nease High School this year fell upon the fourth week of October; it was a time of fun, friendship, and school spirit. From dress-up days to homecoming court nominations, this years homecoming experience was exciting and fresh, but still did justice to traditions of past years at Nease. Homecoming week kicked o with “ ve classic dressup days,Ž each with its own theme. The week began with a Flashback Friday,Ž when freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors all wore clothes from the 1920s, 80s, 50s and 70s, respectively. The following Monday was a country versus country clubŽ theme; students chose to either wear country clothing or a more classy country club out“ t. The week progressed with a nerd day, college day and “ nally green and gold day. These dress-up days leading up to homecoming brought the school together in a fun, creative way to show school spirit prior to the homecoming game. In addition to these intriguing dress-up days, the buildup to homecoming was Fruit Cove Middle School does a lot of fundraising for a lot of di erent but great reasons. Our students and our PTO volunteers have been hard at work raising money to help purchase school equipment. We were especially successful raising money for new school computers with our Otis Cookies for Computers Fundraiser and raised a total of $3,180. The homeroom classes of Ms. Meyers and Mr. Isabelle raised the most money of $528 and $523. Their hard work earned them an Ice Cream Social in October. Our Book Fair also helped support our school, earning $2,200. We are super lucky to have so many participants who wanted to make the programs successful. A lot of our fundraising goes to programs for organizations within the school. This year the FCMS Jazz Band has been selected to play in at the New York City Jazz Festival at the famous Lincoln Center this upcoming April. It is a huge honor to be selected from instrumental and vocal ensembles across the country. To pay for the trip to New York, the Jazz Band has been doing a lot of fundraising. One of their fundraisers is on November 26„from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., 20 percent of the pro“ ts at Firehouse Subs in Julington Creek will go to the FCMS jazz program. You will need to present a ” ier to get us the donations, but Im sure if you call the Fruit Cove Middle School o ce, they can help you “ nd out how to do that. Finally, sometimes the students at Fruit Cove Middle School raise money for good Fruit Cove Middle School FunŽdraisingBy Contributing Writer Hannah Silverstein, Seventh Grade Student, FCMScauses other than our school. As I am writing I cant wait to go to the Costume Dance that FCMS will be hosting on October 24. The Halloween Costume Dance will be donating all the proceeds from the food and drink sales to Dreams Come True,Ž which is a nonpro“ t dedicated to granting dreams for children with life-threatening illnesses. Everyone will be decked out in costumes and there will be food, drinks, dancing and a whole lot of fun. Hopefully the ghosts wont make it to the party! Im sure there will be more fundraising in the rest of the school year. I cant wait to see what comes next!Nease HappeningsNewfound school spirit following homecoming weekBy Samuel Wright, Nease Student“ nally topped o by a pep rally on Thursday near the end of school. The cheerleading, football, dance and guard teams as well as the band were all featured in this pep rally which riled up the students one “ nal time before the game Thursday night. The game itself was a smashing success. It was a full house Thursday night as students packed the stadium to see the football team triumph over Arlington Country Day in a 54-28 win. At halftime, homecoming court members were presented to the students. The homecoming dance itself took place Friday, October 26 and was a truly great experience for students. The homecoming dance had an Under the SeaŽ theme and provided students with opportunities to build friendships, bolster school spirit and meet new people. All in all, homecoming week was, like years passed, an exciting experience for students and teachers alike and brought about newfound feelings of fun, friendship and onenessŽ about Nease High School. Photo courtesy of A.J. Hlavac.

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Students carried around buck-Its especially apparent during the holiday season how Creekside students are exceedingly giving of themselves. As we take our seats at the dinner table with our turkey and stu ing, its nice to know that weve been able to stu Ž the lives of othersƒ so to speak. Throughout the school year, Creekside has the ability to support dozens of service projects, which is truly something to be thankful for. Senior Men and Women, Junior Ladies and Gentlemen, Interact, Key and Beta Club are all service-oriented groups that call Creekside home. Maria Cirillo, president of Beta Club, describes the organization as a national service and leadership organization.Ž Covering the whole spectrum of service, Beta Club has been involved in everything from the annual Relay for Life, to charity collections and even to soup kitchen volunteering. Already this year,Ž Cirillo shares, we have raised money for the Apple Project, which will go towards a local free dental clinic.Ž How does Beta Club keep from biting o more than they can chew? As a part of Beta, we look for causes that mean something to us and try to help them as much as possible,Ž Cirillo explains. This does not mean that the service clubs are alone at Creekside; almost every honor society and club participates in some kind of service event. On Halloween night, one could have spotted the International Thespian Society Troupe, dressed to the nines and trick-or-treating, on the hunt for canned goods as part of Trick-Or-Treat-SoKids-Can-Eat, one of four service projects of the year. Even individuals initiate service projects, like Sydney Jalali, our Miss Creekside, who is hosting a letter collection for military servicemen and women. One of the non-service clubs taking initiative is the BTHS HappeningsBT, Family!Ž The Bears lift up one of their own after a horri c accidentBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Studentets, getting donations to help Thompson and his family. After two days of collections, the total amount of the money raised peaked over $3000. Amidst this tragedy, a sense of unity has emerged around campus. All of this has really united the school and the community,Ž stated Kianna Hill, a junior. That Fridays pep rally ran a little di erent than normal; when the football team ran into the gymnasium, #17, Thompsons jersey, was draped over the BT vs. Creekside trophy. The entire student body roared in applause as a sign of respect and support. The sta felt the same way. One of the things Aubreys dad told me helping them get through is family,Ž said Coach Sutherland at the pep rally. At “ rst, I thought he was talking about their family, but the conversation kept going. It was then I realized he was talking about this family: Bartram Trail.ŽCHS HappeningsCreekside service: Students enjoy giving more than just thanksBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentFuture Business Leaders of America, an organization that focuses primarily on building knowledge and application of enterprise and leadership in both business and everyday life. Creeksides FBLA is currently participating in Autism Speaks, a program dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research into the treatment and cure for autism. President Logan Peck shares, This organization increased our knowledge about the complications a diagnosed child faces. We saw this as an opportunity to spread this knowledge and promote autism awareness throughout the school.Ž In the end, as we all huddle together with our families, as the autumn air chills and the holiday season draws near, Creekside comes together as a family of its own. Just as FBLAs donationbased Puzzle Pieces came together, Peck observes, If we all do our small part, then together, we can truly make a di erence in the lives of others.Ž Thats a statement that rings true to all of Creeksides students, as many, if not all, become involved with a service project multiple times in their high school career. All of Creekside, as well as its bene“ ciaries, can agree with Cirillo, who states, Its so cool to see that even as a group of teenagers, when we all support a cause, we really can make a di erence.ŽAnd as the school day and the rally ended, the football team led the student body in saying: BT, Family!Ž Bartram Trail, without fail, continues to come behind their own and lift them up in support. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Thompson family in this time of trial. Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919 Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank From the Superintendent:New K-8 Schools HHŽ and IIŽ Construction progress is going extremely well on the district’s two new K-8 school construction projects. Each site has transformed as all tilt wall panels have been erected. The majority of the site work and underground utilities are in place and roo ng installation is progressing. This new K-8 prototype design includes 58 classrooms and 1,210 student stations for each facility. Both schools will be constructed to Green Building standards and are scheduled to be open for the 2014-2015 school year.

PAGE 17 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 17 (904) Having JP Perry shop their insurance... Well, you get the idea! Expect more...Get more! If it’s Insurance... JP Perry does it better! and $1249 tury 21 auto and with J P Perry while doubling coverage. $616 while increasing coverage with J P Perry. Karen had Liberty Mutual home and when J P Perry shopped for her. Mike $1981 state and $1,494 with J P Perry. 6 weeks of personal training $199 Are you ready to enjoy the Holiday Season with a HOT & FIT Body? Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. The Rippers,Ž the group from Sew Much Comfort that helps retro“ t clothing for our wounded military in hospitals across the country, will meet at 10:00 a.m. This months project will be wrapping presents for the Christmas project for the School for the Deaf and Blind. This project for the children from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, in St. Augustine is well underway. The trees have all been put up with the childrens names on them. Over 600 ornaments were placed on trees at Golf Club of South Hampton, County Road 210 Winn Dixie, First Florida Credit Union, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Cimarrone, Faith Community Church and the Church of Latter Day Saints. Each handmade ornament will Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyoube a gift from Helping Hands as a thank you to the person who takes a childs name from the tree. All tree toppers were made by the children at the school. For more information on the school and project, please visit www. fsdb.k12.” .us or email jacqphil@ Helping Hands will be at the Holiday Vendor Fair at St. Johns Golf and Country Club in November. At their November meeting, Helping Hands will also be making lampwork bead bracelets for the bene“ t of Alex Fast and the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA). Alex is a teenager from St. Augustine who is currently waiting for a liver transplant. Bracelets are tax deductible through COTA; for more information, please contact Helping Hands has had a busy month. They recently taught seniors how to make placemats at Trout Creek Senior Center and helped coordinate a Halloween Party, dressed in costume and through the kind donation of the Craig Dewhurst State Farm Agency at World Golf Village, presented every attendee with an insulated cup “ lled with goodies. After a delightful lunch, members called Bingo and visited with the seniors. The Nighty Nites project in October was a huge success. With the help of the Church of Latter Day Saints and Helping Hands members and friends, the children at the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless will have a new par of pajamas to sleep in, handmade slipper socks and a book and stu ed animal at night. Over 75 pair of pajamas were collected. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Over 40 Christmas trees and baskets were made and donated to Community Hospice. The group decorated holiday arrangements for the annual holiday party for patients and families at Hospice. The trees and baskets will then be given to the families to brighten this special season. Helping Hands is a volunteer group that meets the last Friday of each month, except November and December, at Faith Community Church at 11:00 a.m. to do a small project for the bene“ t of others. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with donated items. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Anyone is welcome and the group is non-denominational. For more information, please contact jacqphil@aol. Gloria Rogers, Kathy Tenoso and Gisela Mathews Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (TOTS-Eat) is a nationwide service project sponsored by the International Thespian Society. The Junior Thespians of Pacetti Bay Middle School held a food drive in October to help those in need throughout our local community. Thanks to the generosity of Firehouse Subs, each child who donated food received a card for either a free sub or a free dessert. During the drive, 755 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to the Salvation Army of St. Johns County.


Page 18, The CreekLine • November 2013 • $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 12-31 -13 www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Christ’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. 4th Annual Author Extravaganza This event is FREE and open to the public. Featuring: 12 local and regional authors Book sales and signings DONNA DEEGAN~former TV news anchor, founder of the 26.2 with Donna National Breast Cancer Marathon & The Donna Foundation, and author of two books. This special community event is brought to you by: On May 4, Callie Johnson, currently a senior at Creekside High School, competed in the Northeast Florida Forestry Scholarship Pageant winning the title of Teen Miss Duval County Forestry Queen. On July 13, preliminary winners from the county pageants then competed in the Miss Florida Forestry State Scholarship Pageant which is sponsored by the Florida Forestry Pageant and Educational Association and Dollars for Scholars Foundation. After having competed against 17 other contestants in speech, interview and formal wear, Johnson was announced in the top “ ve and after the on-stage questionnaire, she was crowned Teen Miss Florida Forestry Queen. She then competed in the Miss United States National Forestry Scholarship Pageant which was held in Tifton, Georgia over Labor Day Weekend. With guidance from her local director, Gene Moore, vice president of VyStar Credit Union Riverside Branch and The nations oldest city will celebrate the 48th Annual St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday and Sunday, November 30 and December 1, at Francis Field. This popular juried art fair showcases 150 top national and regional artists exhibiting paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass and other unique “ ne art creations. International foods, CHS senior is Teen Miss Florida Forestry Queenstate director Dr. Sydney Ferreira, the forestry system is helping Johnson build self-esteem, create a better self-image and to believe in herself. They have given her a wealth of knowledge in interview skills, preparing her to answer on stage questions and making sure her suits and evening gowns compliment her. As a contestant, each young lady in the Teen, Miss and Ms. categories must declare a platform. Johnson has been working with and sits on the Teen Advisory Board for Community PedsCare, a pediatric program of Community Hospice. The Miss Florida Forestry State Pageant provides scholarships to Floridas outstanding young ladies while promoting Floridas forestry industry and working with Smokey Bear to encourage wild“ re prevention. Johnson has been working with the St. Johns County division of the Florida Forest Service and Smokey Bear helping with “ re prevention month reading to kindergarten and “ rst grade students the story of Smokey Bear. She has visited Hickory Creek Elementary, Ocean Palms Elementary (twice) and has upcoming visits to Durbin Creek Elementary and Julington Creek Elementary. 48th annual St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival: A Thanksgiving traditionfolk music by the Gamble Rogers Festival performers, a Colonial Crafts Corner featuring members of the Textile Arts Guild of St. Augustine, the Hyundai Kids Art Zone and the citywide Nights of Lights combine to create a fun family experience and ideal start to the shopping season. This year, the festival features two-days of artists demonstrations. Nineteen artists will share art-making tips on various topics from illustration to sculpture. The demo schedule can be found at www. This festival is a St. Augustine Thanksgiving tradition,Ž said Diane Bradley, festival coordinator. We invite folks to get outdoors to enjoy fabulous art in the beautiful setting of our historic city.Ž A panel of art experts selected the exhibitors this past summer from hundreds of entries. Each festival artist will compete for prestigious awards including a $1000 top prize to be selected by Judge John Roppolo, a professional awardwinning artist and photographer. The St. Augustine Art and Craft Festival began in 1934 as an Art Mart held in connection with the Womens Exchange. It was “ rst located in the courtyard of the Old Spanish Treasury on St. George Street and later moved to the Plaza. With artists from around the country participating, the event outgrew the Plaza and relocated to Francis Field adjacent to the Visitors Center Parking Garage. An estimated 15,000 visitors attend the annual art gathering, which is produced and staged by volunteers of the St. Augustine Art Association, a non-pro“ t arts organization founded in 1924 to promote excellence in the arts. With a $1 gate donation, festival visitors receive a prize drawing ticket for a variety of area attractions, restaurants and specialty gifts. Festival proceeds bene“ t art education programs and exhibitions for the local community. All-day parking for $1 is available in the Historic Parking Garage with a Park Now Card. For information, please call 824-2310 or visit Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

PAGE 19 • November 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 BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life. 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 On Friday, October 18 the over 900 students at Durbin Creek Elementary school ran their hearts out. Lead by the team from Fundrunners, the students each attempted a goal of 30 to 36 laps, which equals about two miles. The Fun Run program is the major fundraising event that Durbin Creek holds annually. The money raised will be spent on enrichment programs and events for this school year. In the spirit of goodwill, the PTO will also provide a contribution to the new Durbin Crossing HHŽ K-8 school as help for starting up the new schools PTO! The Fundrunners program is high energy and positive. They combine “ tness, char-On Friday, September 27, the kindergarteners at Hickory Creek Elementary School participated in Apple Fest. Apple Fest is an annual event that takes place in the fall each year. Students visit seven di erent stations to learn more about apples. We incorporate reading, writing, math, science and social studies into this event as the children rotate through various stations all related to apples,Ž said Jenny Densmore, kindergarten teacher at Hickory Creek. The students enjoy having the opportunity to taste various types of apples, graph their favorite kind, make applesauce from scratch, use their “ ve senses to describe and write about apples, learn about how apples grow and much more.Ž The stations they visited included Apple tasting and graphing; Apple Math; Story of Johnny Appleseed; Triangle Apple Pie; The Little Red House; Apple Writing; and Homemade Applesauce. As part of the tasting station, the students tasted red, green and yellow apples. Surprisingly, yellow apples won as favorites and red apples came in last place. Apple Math incorporated measuring the circumference of an apple with a string and ruler and weighing an apple on a balance scale. The children really had fun comparing the weight of the apple with teddy bears. They enjoyed listening to the story of Johnny Appleseed. Students learned how he was a true pioneer who traveled the United States to plant apple trees. Another big hit for everyone was making triangle apple pies out of apple chunks and crescent rolls. At the end of the event, the children even got to eat their creations.Fun Run time at Durbin Creek ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, PTO Corresponding Secretaryacter building lessons and empowerment to succeed. They excite the students during a pep rally; they also encourage the students over “ ve days of character lessons. There are also celebrations during this week: Katrina Stantons kindergarten and Elizabeth McNamaras “ fth grade class each won a Pie in the Face Party, Lori Butlers kindergarten class won a Crazy Teacher Dress Up Day and Kara Birds third grade class won a PJ party. All this fun was building up to the big run! Event chairs Jennifer Zunic and Melinda Chesser, along with the PTO board, thank all who participated and contributed to help make this years Fun Run a success! Kids running through the tunnel to start to Fun Run!Hickory Creek kindergarteners learn all about applesBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott, Hickory Creek Elementary SchoolDuring the apple writing station, they learned about the “ ve senses. They brainstormed words to describe how apples feel, look, smell, sound and taste. Some of the words they came up with were soft, hard, heavy, light, red, green, yellow, shiny, smooth, sweet, crunchy, cold, good and sour. The children also had the opportunity to make homemade applesauce and taste the di erence of apple juice and apple cider. To learn even more about apples, they listened to a lot of books and poems and sang many songs throughout the event. Jenny Densmores kindergarten class Addyson Bedell at the Apple Math station Happy ThanksgivingFrom your friends at The CreekLine!


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Before she had her kids she enjoyed running and participated in races where she could compete against her latest time. Allen is ready to get back on track so she applied for three months of training at Fitness Together Mandarin in their Win and Get Thin contest. Fitness Together Mandarins Colin Woodmansee selected Twice in just the “ rst nine weeks of the 2013-2014 school year, Palencia Elementary School (PES) has received awards for excellence. The “ rst came in August when Principal Allen Anderson accepted the LEED Silver Certi“ cation, awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and PES is the “ rst school in the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) to achieve this award. According to Paul Rose, SJCSD executive director for facilities and new construction, LEED certi“ cation requires achieving and documenting strict credit requirements over seven LEED program areas: Sustainable Sites; Water E -Meet our tness contest winner!By Contributing Writer Charlene Shirk, Fitness TogetherAllen because of her determination to carve out the time to ensure that she stays healthy and in good shape for herself and for her family. Its important to realize that schedules can get busy and kids can certainly take up a lot of time,Ž said Woodmansee. But making time to eat right and exercise and challenge yourself with personal goals is important to your physical health as well as your mental well being.Ž Woodmansee will be working with Allen three times a week during Fitness Togethers PACK Group training. The training focuses on both strength and cardio to provide a complete body workout„ something Allen is excited about and even a little nervous to start. I know that getting back in shape will bene“ t me in countless ways, but as a bonus, it will bene“ t my family by having a more active mom and wife,Ž said Allen. Im ready to Get Fit and Thin and I would love to “ nish the Gate River Run with a personal record!Ž Stay tuned to see how she does! Be sure to see the Fitness Together ad in this issue of The CreekLine! PES receives dual honors for excellenceBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalven, PES SAC Co-Chairciency; Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; Innovation in Design; and Regional Priorities. PES achieved the necessary credits in these areas to be awarded LEED Silver Certi“ cation, which does not expire or require renewal application. Achieving USGBCs LEED Silver Certi“ cation demonstrates and con“ rms the districts design and construction process of building highly e cient and sustainable facilities,Ž said Rose. Through a concerted e ort from our architect, engineers, project management sta school sta district level administrators and the community, the school district is proud of our LEED Silver Certi“ cation for Palencia Elementary. This certi“ cation demonstrates our commitment to designing and constructing sustainable and highly energy e cient facilities, creating signi“ cant cost savings over the life-cycle of the facility and teaching our students to be good stewards of our precious natural resources.Ž As part of the ongoing e ort at PES to enhance its Green SchoolŽ status and continue the excellence initiated by the LEED e orts in building construction and function, solar energy panels have been installed on the southeastern side of the building over the bicycle and scooter racks to capture additional energy to operate the facility. A monitor located near the media cove inside the school allows students to examine energy collection, usage and St. Johns County honors its Five Star schools!conservations throughout the school day. PESs second award came on Tuesday, October 8 at the St. Johns County School Board meeting where PES was one of only 11 schools in the district to earn the Five-Star School Award, designed to recognize schools having total community involvement. The program provides a yardstickŽ for schools to use in an annual self-analysis of their level of community involvement. Award applicants must submit the Five Star application in early May, at the end of their school year. Recipients are recognized at the beginning of the next school year, spotlighting the valuable role community involvement plays in a successful school. Recipients also receive a certi“ cate of designation from the state. Congratulations to Palencia Elementary School for achieving the Five Star School Award after its “ rst year!Ž said SJCSD school board representative Bill Fehling. This award is presented to schools that show exemplary community involvement with their business partnerships, family involvement, School Advisory Councils, student community service and volunteerism. PES exceeded their goals on all of the categories. As a School Board member and a resident of St Johns County, Im very proud of the e orts at PES and congratulate them on their “ rst year accomplishments,Ž Fehling concluded. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. 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PAGE 21 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 WHERE YOU START THE JOURNEY CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.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 JOHNS100 Julington Plaza Drive 904-230-2002 ENROLL 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. Nease Navy Junior ROTC cadets earned the distinction as the number two Most Outstanding Unit in the nation (second out of 583 units)! This distinction is a result of the incredible involvement and dedication of the cadets, parents and instructors. This award is based on a number of statistics. The six page spreadsheet of data reviewed for this prestigious award includes in part: Cadet Awards presented from outside agencies, Freshman Orientation, SAT/ACT testing, Average GPA of cadets, College Campus Visits, Day and Overnight Orientation Field Trips, Scholarships Awarded, Community Service Hours, Hosting of JROTC events and Participation in Various JROTC Competitions and placement within them. Nease NJROTC accumulated over 4,200 hours of community service last school year, had over 22 cadets receive outside end-of-year awards for leadership and scholarship, completed eight one-day “ eld trips and What an awesome group of teachers we have at Wards Creek Elementary! They can teach, work a drive through window and scoop up French fries all in one day. McDonalds McTeachers night was a success and so much fun. Thanks to all for supporting your school. Spooktackular was a combination of book fair, business exposition and storytime with teachers. It was a big night for our school. Over 25 local businesses were represented and seven teachers dressed in costume to read favorite stories. Thank you everyone. A special thanks to our teachers, Jennifer Lusk, Heather Clubb, Debbie Battlingo, Lissa ORourke, Judy Piggott, Veronica Fuata and Edie Jarrell, principal. Coming up is Boosterthon, a big money raiser for our school and a great activity for the students. The theme this year is Camp High Five and the best decorated door competition is now underway. Times for the fun run will be November 15, Nease NJROTC recognized by Navy League By Contributing Writer Carol Blairthree overnight “ eld trips, had 82 cadets on the Nease honor roll (28 with a 3.5 GPA or higher), hosted four major events at their unit and participated within sixteen competitive events. The unit has been chosen as the Number One Most Outstanding NJROTC unit in this area of the country six of the last 10 years. For school year 2012/13 they were again the number one unit in Area12. Each area sent information about their number one unit to Commander Naval Service Training Command and that sta chose the top three in the country. The consistent hard work and community involvement of the cadets of Nease NJROTC were recognized by their headquarters, resulting in this much deserved and prestigious award. Nease NJROTC once again proved their motto of A Cut AboveŽ is more than a motto! Congratulations to the cadets, parents and instructors! Members of the Navy League presenting the trophy for #2 Most Outstanding NJROTC Unit in the Nation to the cadet staff of Nease NJROTC.Wards Creek Elementarys November NewsBy Contributing Writer Ricke Ricciardelli with PreK, kindergarten, and “ rst grade at 9:15; second and third grade at 9:45 a.m.; fourth and “ fth grade at 1:00 p.m. Please come our and support our students. W W W WWWVisit our website: Happy Thanksgiving!


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Veterinarian Owned and Operated This summer I had the best experience at a two-week camp in Jacksonville through CISV. CISV is a great organization with many chances to travel worldwide with your best friends. The camp I went to is called FACES. I think it is named that because it represents the many di erent faces of kids who live in our city. I had never been away from my family for two weeks and I had never gone two weeks without playing my PS3! So I wasnt sure if I would like it but my neighbors kids are in CISV and they always talk about how camp is so much fun. And before the summer camp I had gone to some weekend camps through CISV. Those camps were awesome! When I got there it was cool and we stayed so busy that the two weeks went by fast. In FACES I didnt feel like I had to worry about being teased because of the shorts or t-shirt I wore. I also didnt feel like I had to worry about being bullied or excluded or any new trends. Its almost like the outside world froze. Everybody there (literally everyone!) became my new friend from the kids my age, to the leaders who were college age, to the camp directors. The friends I made were all from di erent international backgrounds. I met Joseph and Anna. They were both refugees from Burma. They live in Jacksonville now with their families. I also made friends with Paw Kulay and Kulay Paw, twins, who moved here from Thailand. And I made other friends like Pukar from Nepal and Wasaun from Belize. I still talk to my friends. FACES focuses on going beyond the limits that so many people have put on the way they look at other people. We played games and had many activities that helped me to understand how people really feel when they are di erent. In one game we played I had one of my arms tied to my body so I could understand what it was like to not be able to use both arms. In another activity some of the kids and I pretended we were very poor and were only allowed to eat bread and water and other kids were very rich and got to eat ice cream in front of those kids. It was very real! We felt so horrible because we didnt have anything, but the rich kidsŽ felt worse because they wanted to share Camp encourages inclusion and new friendsBy Contributing Writer Anand Bhatia, Seventh Grade Student, Fruit Cove Middle School Carley, Pukar, Mahamat, Jeannie, Gun Seng, Raymond and Anand enjoying their new friendship!their ice cream with us! I learned so much and became so close to my friends there. It really changed the way I look at people. I can appreciate everyones situations better. In fact, when camp was over and I got home I went and played my PS3 for a while. Then I told my mom that I would actually go back and do two more weeks if I could! It was that fun! Community Nutcracker cont. from pg. 1ers, while the performing company is composed of students of local dance studios. This years principal dancers are both from Puerto Rico, Laura Valentin and Jose Rodriguez. Typically, there are about 245 people involved on stage in the production and approximately 40 local dance studios are represented. Dancers range in age from nine years old to 82. Production work on each performance actually starts with planning meetings by the board of directors and artistic directors in January. Open auditions are held in early September for the dancers, followed immediately by a weekly rehearsal schedule which continues until the date of the performance. Spivak says he is most proud that the Community Nutcracker production has existed for 22 years, through good economic times and bad. He feels that during economic downturns, people seek out the joy that the production brings even more. To raise so much money and give back to the community that has helped me so much to be successful makes me happy and proud,Ž he says. So much good comes from this production, much more than even the money we are able to raise. There is nothing like seeing the joy on the performers faces and the faces of their families. I never thought this would be so big, but I look forward to its continued growth.Ž For more information on how you can support this project, performed by the community for the community, please visit Corporate sponsorships are still available as are tickets to the public performances. Family Bingo for Books Saturday, Nov. 16 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryLooking for fun for the whole family? Grab the kids and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library! 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PAGE 23 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Oering a close connection to everything thats possible in medicine.Rashmi Schramm, MD, Erich Schramm, MD, and Lara Church, MDWere pleased to oer you and your family a medical home, where you enjoy an ongoing relationship with your personal physician „ someone you can talk to and trust. Someone who will see you the same day if theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Hilden Road Hilden Road, Suite Ponte Vedra, FL About 400 students enjoyed the fall dance hosted by the Pacetti Bay Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO). The September event included walls decorated with a sports theme, a football“ eld inspired photo booth and plenty of pizza and snacks. The fall dance is one of two put on by the PTSO during the school year and is organized by PTSO board member Beverly Downs. Other than the dance, the fall has been a busy season for fundraisers at the school. The PTSO began a membership contest and o ered students the chance to sell cookies and gourmet treats, as well as mixed bags and Gator Bowl tickets. The business sponsorship program continued through October. The next step will be creating the school directory, which will be sent home for Nease High School welcomed 87 juniors into the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program during a pinning ceremony held on October 3. O ciated by principal Kyle Dresback and IB coordinator Kim Hollis, the class of 2015 marked their o cial entrance into the IB diploma program as IB juniors received pins from their senior classmates. Dresback addressed the students, inspiring them with the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson saying, What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.Ž Dresback was followed by guest speaker and 2009 IB Pacetti Bay PTSO hosts dance; Kicks o fundraising projectsBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, PTSO Corresponding Secretaryfree to all of the members and sta Usually, about 500 are printed. At least half of the target $40,000 raised from these projects will go to educational enhancements. In the past, those have included a security system, projectors, trophy case and murals and much more. The Pacetti Bay PTSO is increasing its communication efforts on its Facebook page and the PTSO will contact families directly through the emails provided on their membership forms. So far, more than 150 people have joined the page to receive updates on school events. Anyone can visit the Facebook page and click likeŽ to get the latest PTSO news. The next PTSO meeting is November 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the school. Michelle Solana, Debbie Adams (PTSO president) and Becky Lawson sell baked goods, pizza, candy and drinks at the Pacetti Bay Middle School Fall Dance.IB Pinning Ceremony conducted at Nease High School By Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Boostersgraduate Parker Hibble, who attended Wake Forest University majoring in biology and working as a neuroscience research assistant. After the ceremony the IB Booster club hosted a reception for students and their families. The International Baccalaureate Program is a rigorous, two-year internationally based program of curriculum and service that meets the needs of highly motivated students. The primary objective of the IB Program is to provide worldclass education that prepares students with intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for college and beyond. Nease IB students routinely balance a demanding academic program with service, athletic, leadership and social activities. Students prepare for the program through Nease High Schools Pre-IB program for freshmen and sophomores. The Nease IB Program was established in 1996 and is recognized as one of the most successful in the state. Congratulations to Class of 2015 IB Diploma candidates! The CreekLine YOURCommunity


Page 24, The CreekLine • November 2013 • 904-260-9009 This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Rush a dramatic, action biography for adults and teens to enjoy. The 1970s was the time of sex, drugs and rock and roll. It was also the time across the world for Formula One racing and the “ erce competition for the world championship between playboy James Hunt and Austrian, Nikki Lauda, portrayed respectively by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl. Hunt is a brash and aggressive driver, who plays as hard as he drives. Lauda is a meticulous and fearless driver, measuring each turn in life as well as on the road. Since Thanksgiving is celebrated this month and it is customary to re” ect on our blessings, here are some reasons to be thankful at LPA. LPAs principal, Judith Thayer: She is always working hard year round to make the school better. She is always thinking of the students and what is in their best interest. LPAs teachers and sta : Each month at the PTO meeting, the PTO hears how caring the sta is by listening and voting on the several nominations for who will be the teacher/sta of the Movie ReviewRushDirected by: Ron Howard. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, Alexandra Maria Lara and Olivia Wilde. Review by TG StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) They both travel the roads and race tracks around the country in search of being the best driver in the world. Through drama and danger, both drivers take risks to achieve this goal. Between driving on tracks from Europe to Japan at hair-raising speeds, Hunt “ nds love with model Suzy Miller, played by Olivia Wilde and Lauda “ nds the same with the stranded Marlene, portrayed by Alexandra Maria Lara. Their personal lives are often as rocky as their profession, especially after Lauda su ers a horrendous and “ ery accident in the Greman Grand Prix. His character and perseverance drive him to battle through physical and emotional healing. In addition, Laudas persistent competition with Hunt fuels his recovery and ambition to win. Ron Howard has masterfully directed this “ lm through the 1970s and the drama of the Formula One racing. He respected the emotions of the era and the characters dealing with life-altering situations. Chris Hemsworth de“ nitely showed he can play more than an action hero. He played this character with charm that could make you love him while some of his choices question his character, either way; his fun and drive get him through the dangerous profession he chose. Daniel Bruhl delivered depth of personality and desires; he was seldom a people person, making his romance and marriage more touching, particularly after his dramatic car wreck. This is where his wife stood out, though the one drawback was the under use of Olivia Wilde; however, one could easily see that this is one career that could play havoc with relationships. The driving is another place that Ron Howard excelled; the action packed races with dangerous turns at remarkable speeds made you feel part of the scene. Like watching a car crash, you cannot look away, and you enjoy it.Liberty Pines: Thankful for our school By Contributing Writer Diana Sarama, Liberty Pines Academy Congratulations to LPA eight grader Joshua French, St. Johns County Character Counts! award recipient. month. Examples of the great sta at LPA include how some sta come to the school hours earlier than when they are scheduled; some sta are present every Monday even after spending a weekend taking care of their elderly family members; some sta call to check on students who moved out of state; and some sta know how to go out of their way to make sure when a student requires special medical attention that the student still feels like they are part of the group and not isolated. LPAs students: Kindergartners through eighth graders take pride in their school and their hard work. They study hard to help their school earn an AŽ grade. Each year they also learn the importance of freedom and to give thanks as a school to the veterans at the Liberty Parade. LPAs volunteers/business partners: So many give of their time and resources. Both time and money are precious these days. LPA is a better place because of its volunteers and business partners. LPAs maintenance workers: Some of the workers arrive by 6:00 a.m. to get the school ready for the beginning of a new school day. Some stay late to clean up after an event or a regular day at school. Many of these workers always have a cheerful smile and seem so happy to help make LPA a school for the students to be proud to attend. LPAs bus drivers: Not only do they bring the students to and from school safely, they also can manage lots of noise. One bus driver mentioned that a noisy bus was evidence of a healthy group of children. There is much to be thankful for at Liberty Pines Academy because there are so many who go out of their way to show they news? The CreekLine APP is now L I V E 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.

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Mallena Urban, REALTOR’ 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... The St. Johns Cultural Council is pleased to present the “ ne art of Brad Bennett on display in the Rotunda Gallery at the St. Johns County Administration Building located at 500 San Sebastian View. This exhibit will run through January 23, 2014. The Bennett family chose St. Augustine as their place to live a few years ago when moving here from the Chicago area where Bennett had worked as a professional artist and illustrator for decades. Bennett has painted scenes for a number of books, calendars, stationery card sets, posters and prints. His artwork is regularly sought out by Hollywood for set decorations. He is now working on his most interesting series of paintings in many years, St. Augustine.Ž Just about everything Bennett has created throughout his professional career has ended up in print. The same can be said about his latest production when St. AugustineŽ will be published after the holidays. Bennett had the opportunity to ful“ ll a boyhood dream over 20 years ago when asked to produce an extensive series of every baseball park in the Major Leagues for the title Americas Baseball Temples.Ž He traveled to every ballpark for two years to collect materials with which to create his original watercolor paintings. Bennett has traveled the world creating his realistic watercolor paintings and his artwork was used by dozens of Americas Fortune 500 Corporations in an e ort to motivate their sales forces and to thank customers. He has worked to Sugar plum fairies young and old are invited to attend a special Nutcracker Tea at the Palencia Club on Sunday December 8. The sights and sounds of the holiday season will be captured during an enchanting afternoon in the Land of Sweets with dancers from the St. Augustine Ballet. Excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet will be performed along with a charming tea party that will include refreshments and hot chocolate. Watch the joy on the childrens faces as they interact with dancers and sit mesmerized during the ballet. Attendees also will have the unique opportunity to have their photograph taken with a St Augustine Ballet. We are thrilled to partner with the St. Augustine Ballet to bring such a magical experience to St. Augustine families while helping fund Palencia Elementarys technology needs,Ž said Laurel Madson, president of the Palencia Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Two seatings for tea are available at either 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and prepaid reservations are required. Proceeds from the event are bene“ ting Palencia Elementary School. Please visit On Saturday. November 16, award-winning author Vic DiGenti will address the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association and tell how to write a page-turner that will keep the reader engaged right up to the end. The meeting takes place at the Main Library, located at 1960 U.S. Highway 1 in St. Augustine and doors open at 10:00 a.m. The meeting begins about 10:15 a.m. and is open to the public. DiGenti will describe the di erence between a reader that every author dreams of … one Newcomers of North Saint Johns 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, to check us out! 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 The December luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 11:00 a.m. at Maggianos Italian Restaurant in the St. Johns Town Center, located at 10367 Midtown Parkway. The program will feature the fabulous Out of Sight Band, a musical group from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. The menu will include a delicious family-style lunch. The total cost is $25, in-Local artists work on display at county buildingpersonalize marketing plans and craft new ideas to further their goals for successful operations and sales. With his wife, Carol and his Labrador, Phoebe, he makes his home in the Palencia community. Bennett is also a member of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine.Have fun and meet new friends with NewcomersBy Contributing Writer Mona Jensen cluding tax and tip. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be o ered. All reservations must be received by December 7 and there will be no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ and mail to Ann Palmieri, 754 Copperhead Circle, St. Augustine, FL. 32092 If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming events, please contact Sue at sjaird@comcast. net. Please join us.Palencias Nutcracker Tea kicks o holiday for ticket and photo information. The Nutcracker Tea is hosted by The Palencia Club, the St. Augustine Ballet, Danzar and the Palencia Elementary PTO. Special note: The St. Augustine Ballet is performing the Nutcracker at Flagler Colleges Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22, both days at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. There will be special guest appearances by principals from The Royal Ballet and The English National Ballet during the Sunday performances. Tickets are $25 or $30 and are available at Keeping the reader in suspensewho cant put the book down„ and the other reader who barely “ nishes the “ rst chapter before giving up and who will never buy another of that authors books. The di erence lies in solid narrative drive, a special blend of pacing and style and that added element of anticipating. In other words … suspense. The speaker, writing as Parker Francis, obviously knows about suspense, as his latest Quint Mitchell mystery Bring Down the Furies,Ž recently won the gold at the Florida Authors and Publishers Associations Presidents awards dinner. Prior to this mystery series and writing under his own name, DiGenti authored the Windrusher feline adventure series, which garnered multiple awards and attracted readers of all ages. He is also a regional director of the Florida Writers Association and a co-director of the Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference. This program is presented in partnership between Friends of the Main Library and the Ancient City Chapter of FWA. All book sales bene“ t the FOL. Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919 W W W WWWwww.TheCreekLine.comVisit our website:Mill Creek cont. from pg. 1The sta continues to work hard to keep the parent pickup line at school moving in a safe and time e cient manner. If you have not received or need a new colored student card to place on your car dash, please let Mrs. Kimbro know and she will make sure one comes home with your student. As a friendly reminder, please stay o cell phones while the pick-up line is moving, have students enter the vehicle from the passenger side only and please make sure your car is in park before the patrols open the car door. Mill Creek continues to have the largest student body in the area and keeping everyone safe during pick-up and drop-o requires complete cooperation. The fall season welcomes the return of many fun events and activities at MCE. Please continue to check the school website for the latest up to date information regarding Holiday activates. In print or onlineThe CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper!


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Heat will conduct freely in or out of our ceiling from our homes if we St. Johns Countys Council on Aging and RSVP of St. Johns County are partnering to bring friendly visitors to some of the countys most Every great neighborhood has a focal point, where residents can socialize with one another and with guests, and where charm and activity abound. For the masterplanned community of Palencia, this focal point is its vibrant Village Center. With new sidewalks and streets, a growing number of shops and restaurants and the newly renovated Palencia Club, the Village Center is abuzz with fresh activity. The award-winning development team One Market Street, LLC, is in the process of building Village Lofts at Palencia … which will serve as the residential anchor of the Village Center. Village Lofts will consist of 16 spacious units, with 2,300 square feet of loft living space upstairs and 900 square feet of commercial space downstairs. The lofts feature two or three bedrooms, a courtyard, a detached twocar garage and a 575-squarefoot studio apartment over the garage. This is an exciting time for the community of Palencia,Ž said Walt OShea, managing director of Palencia. The rebirth of our Village Center is something we have all been anticipating, and we are encouraged by recent sales, increased retail activity and the tremendous amount of interest that everyone in Jacksonville has shown toward the progress at Palencia.Ž Eleven of the 16 units in the Village Lofts have already been sold and the “ ve remaining units are likely to sell quickly. There are currently a number of businesses and shops already open in the Village Center including Bill Curtis and Associates, PA, Bricks4Kidz, DANZAR, Palencia Business Center, Palencia Fine JEA shares tips for insulating your attic By Contributing Writer Brian Pippin, Conservation and Energy Specialist, JEAdont slow it with insulation. And “ nally radiation is heat transfer through line of sight. The suns rays heat the roof and then radiate … from the underside of the roof … down onto the ceiling. Having a radiant barrier installed can drastically slow this type of heat transfer. The best way to stop convective air currents is to seal those areas in your ceiling that are leaking down into or out of your home. These are more common than you think around plumbing, light cans, fans, registers electrical chases, etc. You also want to make sure the duct work in your attic is in good shape. Ive seen ducts that are so worn you can stick your hand through them. If your ducts are in this kind of shape, youre paying to air condition your attic … not your home. The best way to stop conductive heat transfer is with insulation ƒ a lot of it. Get out a ruler, stick it into your attic insulation and measure the depth. If you dont have at least 10 inches throughout your attic, you likely dont have enough insulation. And “ nally to stop radiant heat transfer, nail or staple a special re” ective type of barrier or wallboard to the inside of your attic rafters. This is expensive, so most homeowners dont do it. Instead, they make sure they have the right amount of insulation covering the ” oor of their attic. Visit jea. com/savingscoach to watch an entire episode of our TV show, JEA Savings Coach, on how to inspect, air seal and insulate your attic.Friendly visitors needed for homeboundisolated individuals. Volunteers are needed that can share a smile, talk for a while and provide much needed socialization to homebound elderly and disabled, many of whom are veterans or widows/widowers of veterans. Just a little bit of time spent with a homebound person can make his or her day,Ž said Pat OConnell, program director for the Council on Aging (COA). Studies show the positive impact that socialization can make for a homebound person, and we want them to be happier and feel more secure, while in their own home. One person really can make all the di erence.Ž If you can give a couple of hours per week of your time to someone in need, please call Ginny Draper, COA volunteer coordinator at 209-3686.Long-awaited Village Center comes alive at PalenciaArts Academy and Gallery, Stop for Pilates and the Investment Center, Inc. In addition, a family-operated Mediterranean restaurant, Tabu Caf, o ers a creative breakfast, lunch and dinner menu for Palencias professional and resident communities. The owners of Tabu are also residents of the Village Center … truly living and working in a village setting like times gone by. Buyers love the close proximity of the lofts to shops, restaurants, the award-winning 18-hole Arthur Hills golf course and golf club, swim and tennis facilities and the more than 33 acres of Palencias parks, trails and open areas. Its not unusual to see families walking or biking to tennis or swimming practice, or driving on golf carts to play an afternoon round. I often hear people say that the convenience of everything in Palencia is one of the main things that attracted them in the “ rst place, Ž said Palencia sales director Naomi Lumley. The availability of centrallylocated commercial and loft space at the Village Lofts, in addition to our popular singlefamily homesites, enhances the community of Palencia so well. There is truly a place for every type of buyer in this community.Ž Swim, “ tness and tennis centers are located right in the heart of the Village Center, and the community is home to four pools and the Piranha Swim Team. The Fitness Center o ers personal training and a variety of “ tness programs, including summer camps and karate lessons for children. The Palencia Golf Club hosts both womens and mens golf associations, which keep the golf calendar full with challenging and fun activities. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.comBring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919

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When I went to buy it I realized there is also one on World History. Lindsay Burke, one of our sixth grade teachers grabbed it and has been using it in the classroom since I showed it to her. Before I could get the United States History one to the eighth grade, a student saw it and checked it out. He came to the Media Center with his class the next day and he had already read over 200 pages and told me it was amazing. I highly recommend these books for both students and adults. I had the good fortune of being in the right place at the Memorial Hospital received an AŽ grade in a recent patient safety survey released by the independent Leapfrog Group. Overall, four area hospitals received an A,Ž three received a BŽ and four hospitals received a C.Ž This is an important score,Ž said Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jim OLoughlin. It shows our community that we take patient safety very seriously. Our employees and a liated physicians work hard every day to make sure Memorial is o ering the best possible care to our patients.Ž Leapfrogs Hospital Safety Score uses national performance measures from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Re-Traveling as I do between Jacksonville and Gainesville quite regularly, Ive been watching the roadsides (carefully!) as the fall wild” owers have come into their own. In Britain these roadside areas are known as hedgerows or mixed hedges and autumn used to see me foraging along country roads for fruits like blackberries, damsons and sloes. An old fashioned pursuit perhaps, but the homemade jams, pies and sloe gin were so good. Here the sheer exuberance of fall-blooming wild” owers can be stunning … billowy stands of goldenrods (Solidago spp.) and willowy sun” owers (Helianthus angustifolia) make the roadsides glow like gold. As October progresses, banks of blue mist” ower (Conoclinium coelestinum, a marvelous insect plant) make an appearance, as do other lavender blooms, most likely climbing asters. All these ” owers do so well left unattended, but in the garden setting, beware. If they are happy, they will spread, swallowing up more sedate companions and your job will be to keep them within bounds. Of course, if you have acreage these plants are ideal for naturalizing and there is every chance they are already gracing your property. Other roadside beauties to mention are grasses. Not always obvious during the summer, from a distance the late-season seed heads of bunch grasses really catch the eye. Bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) is particularly striking. Reaching up to six feet, the seed heads resemble rusty brown exclamation marks among the greenery. Like many plants spread by birds, they often occur along fence lines where mowers cant reach.Gardening: Fall wild owersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASNot all the yellow ” owers Ive seen lately are sun” owers, however. The Florida state ” ower is the Coreopsis, which is an umbrella name for a group of 15 daisy-like ” owering plants endemic to the state. Check out these websites for more information: http://nassau.ifas.u” edu/horticulture/demogarden/ printables/Florida%20Tickseed. pdf or http://” awild” resources/pdfs/pdf10/AboutCoreopsis.pdf Since fall is a season of seeds and fruits, which means our birds wont go hungry, my feeders have been down for a while. Its interesting to see which species are still coming to my yard. The cardinals, who were regular morning and evening visitors, now show up just occasionally at the bird bath, so I miss their cheery appearance. I seem to have seen more insect eaters like warblers. These are hard to identify, as they are often visible only ” eetingly, but they are unusual enough that I know they are just passing through on migration. One such bird was a yellow-throated warbler. Another bird, new to me, was the gray-cheeked thrush that visited in early October„a delicate looking creature, with a pale underside and a stripy chest. And as I write, a brown thrasher has been thrashing about„what else!„in the bird bath. The weather has been cooling down and as a transplant from colder climes I really love the feel of autumn. To see nature at its best, take some time to slow down and just look and listen. From the gentle twittering of birds in the live oak canopy, to the fall ” owers at your feet, nature can replenish you, if you let it.Notes from the PBMS Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPright time to actually participate in a book launch in Brooklyn, New York at an independent bookstore. The book is The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kaheny. This is her “ rst book and she shared the rough road she traveled writing the book and her excitement for the sequel she is working on right now. The premise of the book is a super hero and it is also Dystopian. I am almost “ nished with it and look forward to reading her next book. I have loved reading Outcasts United by Warren St. John. This is the story of an amazing female soccer coach and her soccer teams of refugees. I believe it is on the Florida Teens Read list for this year and I can see why. Outcasts United is “ lled with inspiration. Our featured readers this month are Sarah Glynn and Nicholas Phillips. Glynn appears almost every day after school to check out a new book. Glynn is a challenge; she has read so many books already. The day after the release she walked in with her own copy of The House of Hades Rick Riordans latest book. She appeared to be about one third of the way through! I checked in with her the very next day and she had “ nished all 608 pages. I know this is going to be the book of the greatest demand since our holds list is already up to nine! Glynns recommendations are Dragon Slippers (three books), Deep, Dark and Dangerous by Hahn and of course, The Percy Jackson series. Our second featured reader is Nicholas Phillips. He always has a book; the latest he has been hauling around are The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hollows by J.K Rowling. He also recommends Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed. Everybody reads The CreekLineShouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919 Hospital earns an AŽ for patient safety search and Quality, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to produce a single score representing a hospitals overall safety performance. The score includes a list of 26 weighted measures, such as the number of patients who develop severe pressure ulcers, have surgical objects left inside their body cavities or develop postoperative pulmonary emboli. They also take into consideration the frequency with which the hospital employs best practices to prevent pneumonia, infections or other complications. To learn more about Leapfrogs Hospital Safety Score you can go to http://www.


Page 28, The CreekLine • November 2013 • at St. JohnsSt. Johns finest luxury senior living community. Located on the shore of the scenic St. Johns River, on William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (State Rd. 13) across from Alpine Grove Park. Dr. Bartell will be discussing alternatives that are available to deal with everyday foot conditions. Hors doeuvres and beverages will be provided for this fun and interesting discussion that will be of interest to everyone who has ever suffered from sore feet. Door prizes galore will be presented to attendees just in time for the holidays! Dr. Andrew Bartell, DPMHappy Feet Selecting the Best Shoes To Keep Your Feet FitŽ s The Legacy Presents... DateWednesday November 13Time6 PM 7:30 PMLocationThe Legacy at St. JohnsSee Address Below Visit Website for MapContact us at: 201-6999 x2001Seating is limited Dr. Bartell received a B.S. in Biology from Bowling Green State University before receiving his doctorate from The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2002. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Podiatric Medical Association, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. Assisted Living Facility #12250 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, Student and military discounts! Nearly 40 classes a week, from 6am to 7:45pm! First class always FREE! (904) 268-8330 With the leaves beginning to fall and the weather “ nally beginning to cool o it is time for a new reign of Knights to take over. Winter sports are now in full swing, as all of our fall sports have “ nished up there seasons earlier this month. The last football game was played on the “ rst of this month against Fleming Island High school. The boys had a well fought season this year! Both the girls and boys cross country teams did very well at Districts and some runners will be advancing to state competition on November 10 in Dade City. Good luck to the cross country girls and boys as they wrap up their season and battle to take home some titles. The swim team had their regional meet on November 7 at Cecil Fields aquatic center and looks forward to their state meet on November 15. As we begin the new winter season, congratulations to all of the new team members to each of our winter sports! We all look forward to watching another progressive season for the Knights! After a week of try-outs for the boys and girls soccer teams, they are now both in full swing with their season. On November 14, the JV and varsity girls teams play their big game against the Bartram Bears at home. Come out and cheer on the girls as they take on one of their rival teams. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. As our Floridian winterŽ approaches, some sports are coming to their end and others are just beginning. The football team now has a record of 4-5, with a fantastic recent win over Matanzas. Thursday, October 24 was Neases Homecoming game against Arlington Country Day, and the boys were pleased with a big win against them, too. Then, the Panthers took on Bartram Trail to qualify for the playo s. The team had a lot of support from coaches and the student section, The Jungle, to back them up, but unfortunately couldnt come up with a win. In cross country, the girls team just won Conference. Districts were October 26 and regionals is a week after; the high standards continue with championŽ status as their objective. Finally, in States, which The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim team is racing through a successful 2013 short course season. Even the cool fall weather cannot keep the Loggerheads out of the pool! Whether they are in kindergarten, high school or somewhere in between, JCLA swimmers look forward to diving in at practice to learn new skills, perfect technique, and have fun with their teammates. At every level, Loggerheads learn valuable lessons about sportsmanship and perseverance as they challenge themselves to be the best they can be. Last month the Loggerheads traveled up San Jose Boulevard CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentfollowed by the varsity game at 6:30 p.m. The boys JV and varsity teams play against the Ponte Vedra Sharks on November 15 at the Sharks home territory. November is a very exciting month for both boys and girls soccer programs as they each take on two of our rivals. The varsity wrestling team has their “ rst match this month on November 23 at North Florida Duals II. Both the JV and varsity teams have been working very hard in conditioning since the beginning of October for their 2013-2014 season. The JV and varsity girls basketball teams have a big game against Ponte Vedra this month on November 12. They will be playing at the home of the Sharks. The JV game will start at 6:30 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. Come out and cheer on your Knights as they go head on into a raging battle against Ponte Vedra. Track and “ eld conditioning has begun in the weight room and on the track three days a week. See Dean Helmly for more information. The boys and girls lacrosse teams continue to train before their o cial season begins in January. The 2013-2014 winter season for the Knights is de“ nitely going to be one “ lled with plenty of well-fought battles. Come on out and support the Knights as much as possible! Help feed the energy to our teams.Loggerheads fast fall seasonBy Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros Loggerhead swimmers power through another kick set! Photo taken by John Bolles for their TYR October meet on October 19 and 20. JCLA was well represented by the 87 Loggerhead swimmers who participated in this competitive event. The following weekend JCLA hosted their third annual Oktoberfest meet at the Julington Creek Recreation Center pool. This two-day event was made possible by the support of parents who pitched in to “ ll 120 volunteer positions to make sure the meet was a great success. Thank you to our Loggerhead moms and dads for their great teamwork and to our coaches for their vision and leadership! Whether it was timing events, assisting with parking or preparing food, all Loggerhead members worked together outside of the pool so that the kids could show how much they have progressed in the water. On November 15 through 17 many JCLA swimmers will travel to Altamonte Springs for the Patriot Aquatics meet and on November 23 the Loggerhead Aquatics team will host their Splashdown meet at home. Swimmers are striving to qualify for the highly competitive Gator Holiday Classic meet to be held at the University of Florida on December 6, 7 and 8. The other big meet coming up is the Florida Swimming Meisel B Champs at Jacksonvilles Cecil Field on December 14 and 15. Watch for more Loggerhead successes in the months to come and as alwaysƒGo Loggerheads!Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Studentis November 9, they hope to make at least Top Five. So these runners are really busy, but they always meet their goals. The determination and talent on the cross country team is astounding. Boys golf is doing very well. The team came third in districts, and now theyre o to Regionals, with Bartram as their biggest competition. States may be a long-term goal for the team, but theyre proving to be a force to be reckoned with on the tee. Coming up in winter are boys and girls soccer and weightlifting! The Nease Band, too, has done incredible things this year with Parker Hamilton and Yuchen Wang as drum majors, winning their competition, “ rst place, for the “ rst time in Nease history! In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

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Vendor info: Every Thur s 3 2nd & 8: Weather and tides are the two largest contributing factors to the success of any well thought out “ shing trip on the St. Johns River. Unfortunately we have no control over either and often have to take what we get, with the time that we have, to make our trip happen. Understanding these conditions and how they can a ect your “ shing plans before you get out on the water can be vital to the success of your trip. Wind and rain are the most common weather-related issues that anglers have to deal with. When planning a “ shing trip, know the direction and speed forecasted for the wind that day. Light winds usually under 10 or 12 knots do not present a problem, but winds exceeding those speeds can be problematic, especially if those winds are blowing in the opposite direction of the tidal ” ow. Using opposite shorelines as a shield for westerly or easterly winds can provide calm waters on what could have With the fall athletic leagues at Bartram Trail at an end, a look back shows team families at their strongest, dedication at its “ nest and records made across the board. The boys golf team became returning county champions and won the conference championship for the fourth year in a row. Jordan Batchelor, a senior, broke the school record of 66, shooting a 64 in the match. The team as a whole broke the school record, shooting a compiled score of 280, with individual scores of 64 for Batchelor, 68 for Andrew Alligood, 73 for Harrison Presta and 75 for Devin Suri. The girls golf team also had a successful season as district and conference champions. With team members winning all-conference, while shooting scores under 40, they placed four players in the top six at districts. The black and blue Bear family has come together like never before, in good times and in bad. With rewarding and en-Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkabeen a choppy day. Rain can put a damper on a “ shing trip real quick, especially if there is lightning around, but most of the time you can plan around it. During our warm weather months, most of our rain and thunderstorms occur in the early or mid-afternoon hours of the day. This is caused by daytime heating or the meeting of afternoon sea breezes. Either way, this leaves the “ rst half of the day usually pretty nice for “ shing. Fall, winter and spring rain is less of a surprise and forecasts are more accurate as the rains occur with passing frontal systems. After a front has passed, expect a couple days of wind, followed by improving conditions, which is followed by several nice days in a row before the next front arrives. Those several nice days will provide the window for your “ shing opportunities. Most anglers recognize that tides are probably the single most contributing factor to the success of a “ shing trip. In most cases we have to accept the tide for is what it is and make the best of the time we have allotted for “ shing. Fortunately, due to the vastness of our “ shing area of the St. Johns, we are able to chaseŽ tides as they change. From the downtown bridges to Green Cove Springs, there is over a three hour di erence in the change of tides. This tide difference enables anyone “ shing these areas to motor up and chase the tide as it changes. Depending on the speed of your boat you can actually change the current tide you are “ shing up to or back to several hours or somewhere in between. Being able to chase the tide will increase your “ shing and the probability of a successful outcome. Fishing Report: Yellowmouth from Buckman to downtown on deeper holes. Time to troll for speckled trout o the docks north or south of Goodbys Creek. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS Studentcouraging wins by the football team over Ponte Vedra, a score of 28-17 and Creekside, a score of 47-12, school spirit was lifted along with con“ dence. The tragic accident of Bartrams Aubrey Thompson, junior on the football team, revealed a uni“ cation of not only the school, but also the county, when they came together to support a Dearing boy of the community, the school and our hearts. Thompsons number, 17, was represented throughout the stands of the game against the Knights, while fans wore not only pink for breast cancer awareness, but also white, symbolizing unity. Both teams expressed love for each other and for Thompson. Fans expressed their support through posters, t-shirts and ribbons handed out at the gates of the stadium. This game signi“ ed more than just a sports event, while chants of BT FamilyŽ “ lled the air. As the winter sports seasons begin, teams are formed and goals are set. The girls soccer team has an upcoming competitive game against the rival Creekside Knights on November 14, playing at Creekside High School. Last year, the Bears beat the Knights in playo s with a score of 1-0 in double overtime. With wins going back and forth throughout the years, it will be a game that will keep you on the edge of your seat with aggressive determination expressed by both teams. The girls will also be playing Ponte Vedra on November 26, at Bartrams home “ eld. These Sharks are always the team to stop the Bears from moving forward in playo s. As most of the girls on both teams play club soccer together, the games are fun but competitive and both teams will “ ght until the end for their win. I think this year our team is “ lled with talented players and as a senior, I want this year to be successful and fun, “ lled with memories,Ž expressed Courtney Schell, a senior who has committed to play soccer in college at Auburn University. With much to look forward to, the Bartram Trail Bears continue to display outstanding honor for their school, sportsmanship for their fellow athletes and commitment to their team. The St. Johns County Public Library System is pleased to announce a secure, easy and convenient way for patrons to pay “ nes or make donations to the library system via debit or credit card by using SmartPay. With a library card and PIN number comprised of the last four digits of the patrons phone number, patrons can link to SmartPay from the library webpage (, retrieve details of their library accounts and select items to St. Johns County Public Library System launches SmartPay Systemsecurely pay any charges. There is a $3 minimum for credit card payments and a log-in is not necessary to make a donation. Library “ nes and fees are cleared automatically from your library account during the payment process. The St. Johns County Public Library System does not collect or store any personal information or credit or debit card processing data collected from the SmartPay site. The transactions are protected by Secure Socket Layer certi“ cation, a protocol for transmitting data securely. SmartPay also complies with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. If patrons want to make a payment via credit or debit card while visiting a public library, sta will direct them to a computer, laptop or iPad to enter their information into SmartPay to process the transaction. For more information, please visit content/smartpay or call your local branch library. For any questions about your PIN, please contact your local library branch. The CreekLine YOURCommunity


Page 30, The CreekLine • November 2013 • 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. Stop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! I buy a cinnamon broom every October to usher in the Holiday Season. I used to just welcome fall, but now as soon as the cinnamon brooms come out, so do the Christmas decorations. So, Happy Holidays, yall! A few months ago, I heard someone worrying that the Christmas season is shorter than usual this year and there were just 90 days until Christmas. Call me crazy, but doesnt Christmas come a month or so after Thanksgiving which is a month or so after Halloween every single year? Now there are 42 days until Christmas. Forty-two days until Christmas would be blissfully enough, really. Forty-two days to shop and wrap, visit a live nativity and walk around the neighbor-Covenant Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) seeking to share the good news of the Gospel with St. Augustine, Jacksonville and the world. We are located in the World Golf Village area, but have members who drive south from Jacksonville and north from Crescent Beach. We meet at Mill Creek Elementary School, located at 3750 International Golf Parkway, in a new addition behind the original buildings. Our Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m., with several adult classes and classes for young children through teens. Worship service is at 11:00 a.m. and a nursery is also available. Community groups meet weekly around town. Our ladies have a quarterly meeting in various locations. There is also a mens leadership class and a book study group. Our church began six years ago as a small home Bible study when Eric Watkins, a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary, was called to serve as pastor of this church plant. Pastor Eric and his wife, Heather, then moved to St. Au-The events that inspired the Hanukkah holiday took place during a particularly turbulent phase of Jewish history. Around 200 B.C., Judea„also known as the Land of Israel„ came under the control of Antiochus III, the Seleucid king of Syria, who allowed the Jews who lived there to continue practicing their religion. His son, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, proved less benevolent: Ancient sources recount that he outlawed the Jewish religion and ordered the Jews to worship Greek gods. Led by the Jewish priest Mattathias and his “ ve sons, a large-scale rebellion broke out against Antiochus and the Seleucid monarchy. When Matthathias died in 166 B.C., his son Judah, known as Judah Maccabee (the HammerŽ), took the helm; within two years the Jews had successfully driven the Syrians out of Jerusalem, relying largely on guerilla warfare tactics. Judah called on his followers to cleanse the Second Temple, rebuild its altar and light its menorah„the gold candelabrum whose seven branches represented knowledge and creation and were meant to be kept burning every night. According to the Talmud, one of Judaisms most central texts, Judah Maccabee and the other Jews who took part in the rededication of the Second Temple witnessed what they believed to be a miracle. Even though there was only enough untainted olive oil to keep the menorahs candles burning for a single day, the ” ames continued ” ickering for eight nights, leaving them time to “ nd a fresh supply. This wondrous event inspired the Jewish sages to proclaim a yearly eight-day festival. Looking for a new church home?gustine from Oviedo with their two children, Kirra and Carl, in December of 2007. In May of 2008, Covenant began meeting in a conference room in the Comfort Suites at World Golf Village. The group outgrew the meeting room and found a larger facility at Mill Creek Elementary School, where they began meeting in September of 2012. Choosing a church is a complex and sensitive issue; it should be. Once the decision is made, we at Covenant take vows of faithfulness that re” ect the serious nature of our commitment to the church and the church to us. Our prayer for Covenant is that we will be a church that worships God with reverence and awe, reaches into the community with the hope of the Gospel and disciples the church that we may grow in holiness as He who called us is holy. We invite you to talk with us about our church as you prayerfully decide where you and your family will worship and serve. May God bless you and lead you according to his Word and Spirit. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Purposeful Parenting42 Days til ChristmasBy Allie Olsen hood admiring the best Christmas lightsƒ what? No Christmas lights up in your neighborhood yet? No, because while there are 42 days until Christmas, there are only about 10 until Thanksgiving. It seems silly to think of hanging Christmas lights now, before weve even “ nalized the Thanksgiving menu. Could it be that the outsides of our homes re” ect real life more than the always-look-to-the-next-thing lifestyle that retail and media projects as reality? My front door boasts a large, twiggy wreath covered in bittersweet sprays, sun” owers and dried wheat, not an evergreen wreath. Im living in the present. Sure, Ive already picked up some Christmas gifts; I do that throughout the year when I see the perfect thing for one of the kids. But you wont “ nd any mistletoe or sugarplums here yet. I bet your house is the same! If youre feeling anxious because there are only 42 days until Christmas and you: € Havent even made a shopping list € Dont know when youll go to a live nativity or Christmas music special € Need to get photos with Santa € Havent planned a White Elephant Christmas Party with your girlfriendsƒ Relax! Take a couple of deep breaths and savor the cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Dont marginalize the familial holiday of Thanksgiving in a rush to make Christmas better just because all the Thanksgiving stu is already marked down to 75 percent o ƒ actually, thats all the more reason to really enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving!The story of Chanukaƒ. and Judaism, in Julington CreekBy Contributing Writer Rabbi Gershom Francis The signi“ cance of this holiday is that, although we may go through some dark times of oppression, pain and su ering, G-d is always with you. We should always remember that a little light pushes away a lot of darkness. One good deed can make this world to make it a better place. Religious freedom and freedom of expression is the hallmark of America and a better future. The story of Hanukkah calls all of us to embrace our heritage and faith without fear and with pride. It is because of stories like the Chanukah story that brought me to be a Rabbi here in the Julington Creek area of St. Johns County, to be a beacon of light to those who desire to embrace their heritage and know more about their illustrious past. So if you would like to know more about your heritage, enjoy a Shabbat meal, in need of religious counseling, or just somebody to pray for you, please contact me directly at Happy Chanuka and Shalom.LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Nov. 27 • 2:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCome 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.

PAGE 31 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 31 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News 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. Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” Rabbi Fred Raskind will lead Shabbat Services at Temple Bet Yam on Friday evening Friday evening November 22, at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Temple Bet Yam is located at 2055 Wildwood Drive, St. Augustine. For more information, please call 819-1875 or visit On the “ rst Sunday in November the Presbyterian Women of Geneva Presbyterian Church passed out grocery bags to the congregation with a list of non-perishable items needed to purchase for a needy family in St Johns County. Our goal will be to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 50 families through our support of the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County. A $20 Publix gift card for each family is included with each grocery bag. The gift cards are St. Johns Chanukah celebrations will receive a signi“ cant boost this year with a fun-“ lled family Chanukah event and giant Menorah lighting, taking place at 774 State Road 13 North, at Mark Spivaks Institute and Dance Extension, on Wednesday, December 4 starting 5:30 p.m. This special celebration is open to the public and free of charge. Kids will squeeze, press, pound and pulverize real olives into fresh olive oil, just like the ancient Maccabees, at an exciting hands-on workshop that lets kids use an authentic olive oil hand press. Face-painting, a childfriendly dinner, arts and crafts Geneva Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce that starting November 1, Rev. Joe Albright will be serving our church as Stated Pulpit Supply until after the “ rst of the year. Pastor Albright is an ordained Presbyterian minister and a graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine. He is also a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. He began his ministry in Sarasota and previously served as head of sta at Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church here in Jacksonville. Currently Pastor Albright writes daily devotionals for the Dial Hope Foundation. His messages can be found at He lives in St. Augustine with his wife and daughters. In his spare time, Pastor Albright and his family love to surf and hang out at the beautiful beaches in our county. While serving at Geneva, Pastor Albright will be having scheduled o ce hours, paid for by various Presbyterian Women service projects, including our annual Thanksgiving pie sale. In the past, our youth and childrens groups also participated in our food drive by having a Scavenger HuntŽ to collect canned goods. In December, the Presbyterian Women support an Angel TreeŽ which provides Christmas gifts for families in the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County. Last year we provided presents and food items for 50 families in the county. If you would like to donate food items for our Share the HarvestŽ bags, please drop the items by the church o ce at 1755 State Road 13 or call the church o ce at 287-4865. The church o ce is open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presents their second annual Nativity Display on Friday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 5490 County Road 210. Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with us as we display over 200 nativities of di erent types and origins. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! The COA Memory Enhancement Program is currently in several locations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra and has now expanding to Fruit Cove Baptist Church. 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 funƒ and it works! Please call Michele Sanchez, Memory Enhancement Program Manager at 729-9535 or visit for more information! Jewish event celebrates with unity, joy and lightfair, scrumptious Chanukah donuts, potato latkesŽ and chocolate Chanukah GeltŽ make this the perfect event to bring joy to St. Johns, Nocatee and World Golf Village families. Theres no better way to celebrate Chanukah than with an event that symbolizes unity, light and joy,Ž said Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein, director of the St. Johns County Chabad Jewish Life Center. On Monday, December 2, the World Golf Hall of Fame will host the lighting of a ninefoot Menorah in front of the Trophy Tower. Participants will dance to the music and nosh on delicious potato latkes and jelly donuts. Chabad Center for Jewish Life is devoted to strengthening Jewish identity with youth clubs, adult education, joyous holiday celebrations, kosher cuisine classes, Shabbat dinners, prayer services, crisis counseling and more. At Chabad, we see you as Jewish … without any labels. Af“ liated or nona liated Chabad is a home for every Jew and were here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for you,Ž Sharfstein said. Everyones welcome.Ž For more information about the December 2 and December 4 events, please call 701-4422 or email info@jewishsjohnscounty. com. Also visit Local church welcomes Rev. Joe Albright preaching on Sundays and having a weekly Bible study beginning November 6 at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays following our fellowship dinner at 6:00 p.m. The discussion-based Bible study entitled Shared by HopeŽ will be looking into the lectionary texts that shape the Christian season leading up to Christmas and how these ancient scriptures apply to our post-modern lives. If you would like more information about Rev. Albrights Bible study or any activities at Geneva Presbyterian Church, please call our church o ce at 287-4865. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.comThe St. Johns Cultural Council is seeking applications for the 2014 Junior ROWITA Fellowships. The fellowships are available to all graduating St. Johns County high school women (public, private or homeschooled) who have been accepted into arts based programs of higher education to advance their creative development. Applicants must have applied or been accepted into in a BFA program, a summer institute/intensive or an arts workshop in order to be considered. One fellowship is o ered in each of the three categories: literary, performance and visual arts. The awards were created four years ago with the hope that the recipients would one day be future candidates for the Dr. Gail P” aster ROWITA Junior ROWITA fellowships availableAward. That award is presented annually to recognize outstanding women in the arts for their lifetime achievements and contributions to the arts community in St. Johns County. 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The Department of Elder A airs SHINE Program (Serv-Recent health studies reveal that as many as 24,000 people lose their sight every year to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to Russell Pecoraro, M.D., ophthalmologist and diabetic specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Oftentimes, patients “ nd out they have diabetes from their eye exam.Ž He continues, Conducting a routine eye exam can detect so many things. Some are minor, such as a slight change in prescription or the need for new or di erent contact lens; however, other diseases such as diabetes and diabetic retinopathy can be much more signi“ cant and can be life changing. When we conduct eye exams, we look into the eye and are hoping to see a clear view. If we see blood and other ” uids that are leaking, we typically suspect that these ” uids might be symptoms of diabetes. Bleeding is usually a symptom that there is a buildup of sugar in the patients bloodstream and it has begun to break down the capillaries that feed the retina. The result is often what we call diabetic retinopathy … a condition in which continuing damage to retinal tissue from diabetes can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.Ž Dr. Pecoraro explains, If we detect retinal bleeding during your eye exam and suspect diabetes, we will then recommend that you see your primary care provider immediately, to have a fasting blood sugar test. If diabetes is determined, it is important Its Medicare open enrollment time … Get help with your health insurance needsing Health Insurance Needs of Elders) o ers free, unbiased counseling to Medicare bene“ ciaries. Here in Northeast Florida, the SHINE Program is coordinated by ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center. ElderSource SHINE volunteer counselors carefully evaluate the health care needs of Medicare bene“ ciaries, providing assistance and counseling services during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. The program is the only Medicare-sponsored source of one-on-one counseling for Medicare bene“ ciaries, their families and caregivers in the state of Florida. All SHINE services are free, unbiased and con“ dential. SHINE counselors do not sell insurance or make decisions for clients. For more than 20 years, SHINE volunteer counselors have provided essential counseling services, empowering Floridas elder and disabled residents to make the health care choices best for their individual needs. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene“ ciaries who have questions or concerns about the Medicare annual enrollment period have a place to get objective help comparing plans. For a number of reasons, it is important for bene“ ciaries to review their Medicare bene“ ts every year. As bene“ ciaries review and compare plans, they should consider whether how satis“ ed they are with the cost, coverage and customer service being delivered from their current plan. To compare health and prescription drug plans, individuals can visit the o cial Medicare website at or receive in-person assistance from an ElderSource SHINE counselor. To contact a SHINE counselor to schedule an appointment or to have a SHINE counselor make a presentation to your organization, call 1-888242-4464. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine.Did you know? November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to catch it in the early stages, get it under control, and save your vision before further damage to your retina occurs.Ž Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical technology for taking care of this diabetes. Dr. Pecoraro states, The National Eye Institute reports that there has been an 89 percent increase in patients with diabetic retinopathy since 2000, e ecting 7.7 million people in the United States. This number is estimated to grow to 13.5 million by 2020. If you have diabetes, its important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels, and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, laser cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! A visit to Gettysburg tugs on your heart, bewilders the mind and saddens the soul. Yet, it brings forth honor and hope and perhaps even a sense of peace. At least it did for me. I took my two oldest grandchildren, ages nine and 11. Visiting Gettysburg with grandchildrenBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comGettysburg was a solemn history lesson. What does the chasing of history achieve? Does it matter where events took place and whether or not we can understand them? Our “ rst stop was the Gettysburg Military Park Headquarters and Visitors Center where we watched a movie narrated by Morgan Freeman. The “ lm explained the overwhelming loss of life that happened in this small town 150 years ago, some 57,225 causalities (dead, wounded, captured or missing) from both sides during the three-day campaign. The movie also described how the Union victory helped end the Civil War and bring forth the Emancipation Proclamation. After the “ lm, we climbed stairs to view the historic and restored Cyclorama, the largest painting in the United States. French artist Paul Philippoteaux and his team painted the 377 Gettysburg cont. on pg 33

PAGE 33 • November 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 33 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Awareness, by de“ nition, is the ability to perceive or be conscious of something. It may also refer to common knowledge or an understanding about an issue and hence many bene“ cial initiatives try to raise awarenessŽ of a given subject. Since November is National Hospice Month, perhaps it is a good opportunity to consider having a conversation when you and your family gather together about when is the right time to make the call to hospice. This discussion is helpful especially if you are healthy and not in the tailspin of emotion that grips families when they get word about medical decline due to advanced illness. For some people, the mere mention of the word hospice raises fears. Even though death is inevitable, talking about it is seen as taboo in a society that emphasizes curative treatments. Even though hospice care is appropriate for those who have a limited prognosis of 12 months or less (six months for Medicare eligibility), the national average length of stay in hospice care is 19 days. A 2012 Brown University study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that aggressive treatments, repeat hospitalizations and increased ICU utilization are what patients generally experience near the end of life. This aggressive pattern of care is contrary to the wishes of patients and their families and hospice is viewed as an add-onŽ service by hospitals Each year, thousands of organizations apply for the internationally renowned Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grant, but very few are awarded. Four years ago, Joanne Hickox and the ministry she founded, Seniors on a Mission, de“ ed all the odds and won the highly sought after local funding partnership matching grant. Hickox admitted, The past four years have seen incredible growth for Seniors on a Mission, as weve successfully completed our four-year Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. We are so excited not to be able to continue our mission of loving and encouraging independent-living senior citizens, enabling them to live longer, healthier, more grace and purpose “ lled lives, while at the same time blessing over 60 local nonpro“ t agencies in the Jacksonville area.Ž Seniors on a Mission started eight years ago with four senior citizens who wanted to be useful to their community. The organization now has over 375 seniors involved in over 100 daylong mission trips, which it organizes annually. The servanthearted leaders of Seniors on a Mission create task and ageappropriate four to “ ve hour team-oriented workdays at the Local seniors ministry beats the odds; everybody winsThe day will come: Acknowledge the inevitable and arm yourself with understandingProvided by Community Hospice of Northeast Floridaand physicians. Locally, hospice care is available to focus on comfort and quality of life. The goal of hospice care is to enable a patient to have alert, pain-free days and to live as fully as possible. The following mythsŽ about hospice will hopefully open a window of understanding and encourage you to begin the conversation. Myth: Hospice is a place. More than a place of care, hospice is a unique approach to care for people with advanced illness. Hospice care is received wherever a patient calls home„in a private residence, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in area hospitals. At times, pain or symptoms may become too di cult to manage or stabilize at home, so Community Hospice also provides care in one of our six homelike short-term inpatient care centers. Myth: Hospice is just about dying. Hospice care is about “ nding hope and making the most of the time you have. Its about living comfortably, with dignity and compassion. Community Hospice helps patients and their families achieve a better quality of life with the support they need. Myth: Hospice care is for those who can a ord it. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover the majority of costs associated with comprehensive hospice services. It is the policy of Community Hospice to provide all hospice care services to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, please visit local nonpro“ ts where they currently serve. Last year, Seniors on a Mission actively served on 120 local mission/service trips, donating nearly 12,500 hours of service, worth over $275,000 in volunteer labor to the local nonpro“ t agencies. Hickox stated, Seniors on a Mission is Jacksonvilles unique and special win-win-win ministry. At its core, the ministry blesses the lives of seniors, helping to reduce many of the aging issues like disengagement, isolation, depression and lack of transportation. So the seniors win big time. Our seniors help reduce the operating budgets and tremendously increase the e ectiveness of Jacksonvilles local nonpro“ ts. So the nonpro“ t sector wins. And the service the seniors give frees up the sta of those nonpro“ ts, enabling them to increase the services they provide to their constituency. So everybody wins.Ž With the completion of the RWJF grant, Seniors on a Mission now has to raise $700 per senior to enable them to be involved. While some seniors can and do faithfully support the ministry they love being a part of, some do not have the means to do so. Hickox continued, Those are the people were trying to raise support for. This coming year, we want every senior to continue to be blessed as they are a blessing to this community through the work they do to support the local nonpro“ ts.Ž For more information on how you can help, please call Joanne Hickox, founder and executive director of Seniors on a Mission, at 551-4373 or email her at info@seniorsonamission. org. You can also visit www. for additional information. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919foot long by 42 feet high work in 1883. The 360-degree cylindrical painting depicts the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. This type of presentation, popular at the turn-of-the-century, was intended to immerse viewers in the scene with the addition of foreground models and life-sized replicas to enhance the illusion. The grandkids and I were fascinated by the sound and light show e ects on articles, like canon and how they created a realistic intensity to the work of art. (Tip: we visited near the end of the day and practically had the space to ourselves.) But it was our visit to the David Wills House the next morning that brought the story of Gettysburg together. The old brick home in the center of town was “ lled with wounded and dying soldiers after the battle. Leading citizens met there to make plans for proper burials. Wills, an attorney, acquired land for the National Cemetery and sent President Lincoln an invitation by telegram. This led to his coming to Gettysburg and giving the most famous speech in American history. Lincoln spent the night before the dedication in the Wills House revising his intended Gettysburg cont. from pg 32 Gettysburg cont. on pg 38


Page 34, The CreekLine • November 2013 • 904-449-2055 Licensed and Insured State Certied Pool Contractor Lic. # CPC1456905 & CPC1458125 Paradise Pool Service ~ Your Pool Specialist Fall is the Perfect time to renovate your pool! 1/2 month free service with 6 month agreement (last month) EXP: 11/30/135% discount on pool nish when installing a new pool nishEXP: 11/30/13 Jacob Perry, son of Allen and Janet Perry of St. Johns, Florida is the latest Eagle Award recipient of Troop 280. This ceremony took place on August 19 at River of Life UMC with many friends and relatives in attendance. A recent graduate of Bartram Trail High School, Perry was an original member of Troop 280 in 2009, beginning as an eighth grader and quickly advancing through the ranks, being elected to the Order of the Arrow in September of 2012. For his Eagle Project, Perry oversaw the construction of an orange tree garden to bene“ t Cunningham Creek Elementary School. According to Janet Perry,  Jacob wanted to create a project that would keep giving back for years to come to the school and thats why he came up with the Orange Tree Garden. We are really proud of his hard work and appreciate all the support from Troup 280, the leaders and the scouts! He could not have accomplished his Eagle without them!Ž Along with earning many merit badges and community service hours, Perry has also The “ fth annual Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine golf tournament was held on Wednesday, October 9 at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club. The tournament, which welcomed 128 golfers, raised $30,500 to bene“ t The First Tee of North Florida. Boots Farley, executive director of The First Tee of North Florida, expressed his gratitude at the awards luncheon, What a great tournament that will bene“ t so many children in our area. Our pledge of never turning a child away for lack of funds is made easier with events such as this one.Ž The First Tee of North Florida is a youth development The First Tee bene ts from golf tournamentOrthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine doctors present donation check to Boots Farley executive director of The First Tee of North Florida. From left to right: Dr. Grimes, Dr. Kasraeian, Dr. Haycook, Dr. Hort, Dr. McClone, Dr. Stark and Boots Farley.organization that gives young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. Since opening these chapters in 2000 and 2001 respectively, the growth and expansion has included additional program locations launching The First Tee National School Program in elementary schools in Duval and St. Johns counties. The annual golf tournament is just one of many ways in which the doctors of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine are committed to giving back to their local community. Meet new Eagle Scout Jacob PerryBy Contributing Writer Linda Leavins, Troop 280 served in the troop as chaplain and senior patrol leader and is remembered by many fondly for his dry sense of humor. He earned the nickname Boom BoomŽ at Summer Camp Powhatan in 2012 and was celebrated by the camp director at the closing camp“ re ceremony. Troop 280s Scoutmaster, Brian Miller stated, Eagle Scouts are rare for a reason. Fewer than one in 20 boys ever participate in scouting and fewer than three percent of those make the rank of Eagle. It is one of the highest of honors you can receive as a youth and it is one that carries on into your adulthood so long as you believe in the principles that have taken you to this point in your life.ŽFor all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine The Nease High School Panther PrideŽ marching band took home rst place at the Southern Showcase of Champions Marching Invitational at Santa Fe High School on October 12. The competition included many perennial state nalist marching bands such as Fleming Island and Buchholz. Fleming Island was placed third in nals with a score of 84.35, Buchholz was placed second with a score of 86.85 and Nease was crowned Grand Champion with a score of 87.47. The Panther Prides win at the Southern Showcase was the bands rst ever Grand Champion title in the history of Nease High School. Also, at the Florida Bandmasters Association assessment on October 26, the Nease Band earned superior ratings in every caption. The band will compete on November 9 at the Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival at North Marion High School and later at the FMBC State Finals on November 23.Nease Band crowned Grand Champion at Southern Showcase By Contributing Writer Sarah Hansen Photos by Valerie Allison.

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The simplest answer is most roads in our region do not have bike lanes. So why cant cyclists just ride on the shoulder; isnt that the same thing? The Florida Department of Transportation de“ nes a bike lane as a minimum four-foot wide lane speci“ cally marked as a bike lane. Anything else is just not a bike lane. While Florida Statute requires bicyclists to More about bicyclingƒrules of the road you need to knowBy Contributing Writer Mark Atkins, Ride Director, North Florida Bicycle Clubride in a bike lane, when available (but with a few notable exceptions), there is no requirement for a bicyclist to ride on the shoulder. Many bicyclists elect to ride on wide shoulders, but many shoulders are just too narrow to safely accommodate a bicycle. So why dont bicyclists just ride on the sidewalk? Most adult cyclists ride between 12 to 20 miles per hour which presents numerous safety issues while riding on a sidewalk. Sidewalks are generally narrow, often with two way tra c, with pedestrians moving at a much slower speeds. Sidewalks are crossed by numerous driveways with frequently limited sight for a driver backing out who is required to yield to sidewalk tra c. For a pedestrian moving at two to three miles per hour, it is relatively easy to avoid any con” ict, but with bicycles moving at faster speeds, the chances of a collision are much greater. Similarly at intersections where motorists are required to yield to a pedestrian crossing the street, it is much easier to see and avoid a slower moving pedestrian than a much faster moving bicycle, especially one that is moving opposite the ” ow of tra c, which is allowed while cycling on sidewalks. It must be noted that a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk is considered a pedestrian under Florida Statute and motorists must yield to them at an intersection just as they would to someone on foot. Why would a cyclist ride in the road? Even if there is a bike lane, a bicyclist may move into the road to pass another bicyclist, prepare for a left turn, avoid a condition or potential con” ict such as debris, a parked or moving car, pedestrian, animal or turn lane. When there is no bike lane, the bicyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the lane rather than on a shoulder, if one is present. Why dont bicyclists just ride as far right in the lane as possible? If the lane is too narrow for a bicycle and another vehicle to travel safely side by side, which per the Florida Department of Transportation is at least 14 feet, wider than most lanes, the cyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the full lane, sharing the road with other vehicles. Overtaking vehicles are required to pass no closer than three feet to the cyclist, which almost always means passing at least partway in the lane to the left. An overtaking motorist may pass a slower moving bicycle even if it means crossing over the center line in a no passing zone. When riding in a lane, bicyclists may not ride more than two abreast. While it would seem counter-intuitive that cycling in the lane is riskier than riding all the way to the right, it is actually safer to ride further into the lane where the cyclist can be readily seen by an approaching motorist who then has su cient time to react and plan to safely pass the bicyclist. Jacksonville holds the unenviable title of being one of the worst cities in the country for both bicycle and pedestrian safety. In a 2011 study entitled Dangerous by Design, Jacksonville ranked 49th out of 51 cities for bicycle safety and 50 out of 51 cities for pedestrian safety. Florida has the worst record of all states for pedestrian safety. While road and other design changes can have a favorable impact, it will require a culture change among motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to make our region safer for us all. We at the North Florida Bicycle Club, the largest bicycle club in our region, are educating our members on their rights and responsibilities on the road. It will be only through mutual respect and cooperation that bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians can make northeast Florida safer for us all. Tax Collector earns state recognition for drivers edSt. Johns County Tax Collector (SJTC) Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, received the inaugural safety award from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for the driver education program his o ce restored to local high schools.In partnership with the St. Johns County School District, SJTC “ rst started o ering the free learner permit classes during the 2011-2012 school year. Prior to that, SJTC statistics indicated that students were experiencing nearly a 50 percent failŽ rate among those seeking to earn their learner permit on the “ rst attempt. After just two years of providing this service in the local schools, SJTC now records a 93 percent passŽ rate on the “ rst try. As your driver license o ce in St. Johns County, we consider ourselves partners with new teen drivers and their parents to ensure they get the best start on their driving experience,Ž said Hollingsworth. A comprehensive driver education program has been a goal of mine for many years and it is heartening to see such positive results.ŽDriver Education coordinator Ricky McIntyre is tasked with executing the program at all high schools in St. Johns County. The program began with the learner permit classes only, but has since progressed to include a second behind-thewheel practical experience to improve students driving skills and con“ dence before taking their operators license road test. Previously o ered at $299, the driving course is now offered for just $200, thanks to support of the business community. Classes are limited, so it is necessary to sign up to reserve a seat. For additional information about the driver education program or to register for classes, please visit the SJTC website,

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