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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Volume 13, Issue 12December 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 Taxing Issues Page 8 Civics 101 Page 10 Home Again St. Johns Page 11 82nd Airborne Page 13 Fashion Update Page 15 Miniature village Page 16 PES teachers of yearPage 18 Movie Review Page 19 Nease Band at state Page 23 Virtual School news Page 26 Congrats, Outlaws! Page 27 Gardening Page 28 Purposeful Parenting Page 29 Faith News Page 30 High school sports Page 33 Coast Guard update Page 34 CHS swimming Page 35 BTHS swimming Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call 904-886-4919 for more information! On November 25, Camp I Am Special broke ground for a new building at Camp St. Johns, on the grounds of the Marywood Retreat Center, located at 1714 Sate Road 13. Bishop Felipe Estevez of the St. Augustine Diocese as well as Bishop John Snyder, Emeritus, along with campers, their family members, supporters, volunteers and sta attended. After leading opening prayers to bless the project, Bishop Estevez sprinkled the construction site with holy water. He then invited Bishop Snyder and the campers and their families to the awaiting shovels. The campers, wearing Helping Hands of St. Johns County would like to thank everyone who helped make the Holiday project a huge success. Because of your generosity, over 500 gifts were distributed to the children at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. We would like to acknowledge the following County Road 210 partners, where names of children were placed on trees After the “ nal buzzer went o on October 28, the Fruit Cove Middle School (FCMS) Flyers basketball team left the court real champions. They had just defeated the Landrum Lions on Landrums home court. The contest between the Landrum Middle School team and the Flyers was close throughout the entire game, though the Flyers always maintained a close lead over the Lions from the initial tip-o The “ nal score re” ected just how close it was, with the Helping Hands group pleased with successful holiday projectBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping HandsFruit Cove Flyers: 2013 basketball championsBy Karl Kennell Linda Stewart and Kay Rudy organizing the gifts for the school. or distributed: Golf Club of South Hampton, Cimarrone, First Florida Credit Union, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Faith Community Church, Winn Dixie 210, Girl Scout Troops 742 and 743, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Coquina Crossing. Several families in need received Winn Dixie gift cards from an anonymous benefactor in Helping Hands to purchase a nice Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This special person has been supplying gift card for past four years. Thank you. Helping Hands is gearing up for a huge garage sale on February 1 to raise money for the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) for a liver transplant for 16-year-old Alex Fast of St. Augustine. We will accept any usable donations after your own garage sale or items and furniture you wish to donate. 210 Storage has donated a unit for donations to the garage sale; please email jacqphil@aol.com for information on where items can be brought. We need anything you have! This young man as been on the transplant list for a year and hopefully will receive a transplant soon. We are accepting donations now. All donations are tax deductible from COTA. Helping Hands has made and has for sale lampwork bead bracelets to also help this young man. If you would like more information or to purchase one, please contact lol2918@aol.com The RippersŽ from Helping Hands recently presented for Christmas recycled jeans du e bags to the veterans at the new Sulzbacher Center for Homeless Veterans. The bags were “ lled with toiletries for our most honored heroes. Helping Hands wishes ev-Helping Hands cont. on pg. 16Fruit Cove Flyers holding o the Landrum Lions 47 to 45. The neverending roar of the enthusiastic crowd reverberated through the Landrum gymnasium the entire game. Those students at Landrum did a real good job trying to disrupt our game,Ž stated FCMS Coach Steve Whitmer. Trailing by only two points, Landrum was able to get o a heart-stopping last second jumper that fell just short. The Flyers bench erupted in celebration. They just became the 2013 St. Johns County Middle School basketball champions. It was “ tting end to a great 10-3 season that came together perfectly that night. The Flyers leading scorer Fruit Cove Flyers cont. on pg. 19Catholic Charities holds groundbreaking for new building at Camp I Am SpecialBy Karl Kennelltheir Camp I Am SpecialŽ hardhats, enthusiastically scurried to join the Bishop and began heartily digging their shovels into the ground. They were joined by their families and volunteers, making for a very large construction crew. The new building is designed to provide an improved overnight camp experience for the campers who are served by the program, as well as for the volunteers and sta The fully handicapaccessible building is being built on the Camp St. Johns site on the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center grounds. Existing buildings currently used for the program include a social hall, a cabin for boy campers, a cabin for girl campers, a lodging area for volunteer nurses and a leased administrative building that is removed from daily activities and sleeping quarters and does not currently meet the needs of campers or volunteers. Additionally, this particular building Camp I Am Special cont. on pg. 14

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreeekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ thecreekline The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2013. 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 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. For more information, please call 904-355-ARTS Box O ce Hours: Mon…Fri 9am…5pm 128 East Forsyth Street, Downtown JacksonvilleWWW.FLORIDATHEATRE.COMTickets available at Ticketmaster.com & the Florida Theatre Box O ce. Huey Lewis and the NewsSun, Dec 8, 7:30 pmCommunity NutcrackerFri, Dec 13, 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 14, 2 & 8 pmMichael McDonaldTues, Dec 17, 8:00 pmA Peter White Christmaswith Rick Braun & Mindi Abair Wed, Dec 18, 8:00 pmGolden Dragon Acrobats Fri, Dec 20, 7:30 pmNew Years Eve withGregg Allman and JJ Grey & special guest MofroTues, Dec 31, 9:00 pmNatalie MerchantSat, Jan 11, 8:00 pmAbba: The ConcertThurs, Jan 16, 8:00 pm Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 904-886-4919 to reserve an ad today! JCP CARES needs volunteers to help with the 2013 Giving Tree initiative. Volunteers will pick up from area businesses, sort and catalog donations for over 30 St. Johns County charities. Please visit www. jcpcares.org or call 507-7740 to be a part of the initiative! Need a New Years resolution? Let Relay for Life of Bartram Trail be it! Relay will be held on May 10, 2014. Join us in our battle against cancer by going to www.bartramrelay. com to register a team or become a volunteer by joining our awesome committee or support the American Cancer Society by stopping by Lightsey and Son tree lot located at the corner of Kings Street and US Highway 1 to help decorate the Tree of Hope by purchasing a star ornament in honor or memory of a loved one. Ring in the new year and then come on out to the next team party on January 14, 2014 at Durbin Creek Elementary School. Social time will be from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Kelly Blount, event chair, at kctwins2@bellsouth.net or Becky Kimball, team development chair, at greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net or 254-7325. St. Johns Federated Republican Women will not hold its regular monthly meeting in December, but will have a great kick-o for the 2014 election year with their installation dinner, to be held on Monday, January 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Caddy Shack in World Golf Village. Come and join us for dinner as we gear up for the November elections. To RSVP, please contact Debbie Newton at 287-4344. Hollies and other fruit-producing plants sustain wildlife throughout the winter, while adding beauty to your yard and neighborhood. Discover the bene“ ts native plants provide on December 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Native Gardens Nursery, located at 1660 County Road 13A South in Elkton, located just west of St. Augustine. Free workshops will be held to create makeand-take Christmas decorations, utilizing Florida native ” ora. For more information, please call 692-3927. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Texas Holdem Tournament is set for Saturday, March 29 at The Best Bet Jacksonville! Do you have a Texas Holdem player on your Christmas list? How would you like to give him or her the gift that will give twice fold? Purchase them a Texas Holdem Fundraiser tournament ticket bene“ ting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bartram Trail. The tournament ticket is a $50 advance purchase buy-in or $60 at the door. The ticket includes starting chips of 2000, hors doeuvres, prize pool portion and a donation to the American Cancer Society. So, give the gift that gives twice, to your Texas Holdem player and the American Cancer Society. Help us in the “ ght against cancer! Please contact Becky Kimball at 2547325 or greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net for additional information. Mud Mania is a muddrenched outdoor obstacle adventure race fueled by excessive and unreasonable enthusiasm. Whether competing alone or on a team, ultimately it is Local charitable organization JCP CARES is gearing up for the seventh annual Giving Tree initiative. JCP CARES partners with more than 60 community groups, libraries and businesses in St. Johns County who host the tagged Giving Trees. Please look for the trees while you are out and about early in the holiday season; last year the project generated $40,000 of gifts and other giving bene“ ting 33 nonpro“ t organizations right here in St. Johns County! In addition to the Giving Trees, JCP CARES will again ensure that almost 400 children within ASSIST (Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program or Homeless Students, receive a new ageappropriate book. JCP CARES is looking for volunteers to pick up gifts from businesses hosting a Giving Tree, prepare the gifts for pickup by cataloging the donations and matching them to the needs of bene“ ting nonpro“ ts. Please visit www. jcpcares.org or call 507-7740 for more information. Along with local school groups, businesses and sponsors, JCP CARES mission, Uniting the community through helping others in need,Ž will be accomplished with the help of our county residents. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-pro“ t organization, has to date generated over $350,000 dollars in charitable giving and logged more than 6,500 community service hours. With the Giving Tree initiative, the charities receive the equivalent of more than $70 for every $1 spent by JCP CARES. To get involved, please visit www.jcpcares.org for more information.Holiday giving begins at homeBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARESWhats New cont. on pg. 4LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Dec. 11 • 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.

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Page 4, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioner’s Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 Thinking About Selling Your Home? Our proven marketing program works!3,572 sf 4 br3.5 ba South Hampton Golf Club $459,900 MLS# 690613 2,950 sf 5 br 4 ba Former model home $314,900 MLS#682847 Featured Listings When you want to buy or sell today „ Call Bill and Nina Bay (904) 553-8518 No CDD fees The County Commission is working on a project that is vital to St. Johns Countys future. It began in October and will carry over to the New Year and we will need your input and consideration. As you know, the county successfully adopted a budget for 2014 that maintained a ” at millage rate and carries our growing county through 2014. Next, the Commission held several important workshops in October and November to discuss the long term needs of our growing county. This was a detailed look at the departmental level of anticipated needs for the next 20 years. It included roads, storm water, “ re stations, libraries, beach access, recreation facilities and even jail capacity. St. Johns County is a great place to live, work and play. In order to keep up the great quality of life we all enjoy, we will need your input, understanding and support. I am asking you to take a few minutes to sign up for the County Commission District 1 monthly newsletter by going to the county website at www.sjc” us. This is one way you can stay informed and connected as we move forward in 2014....think of it as a New Years resolution you can keep! May the Holidays be a time of peace and re” ection for you, your friends and family. I wish you peace, health and prosperity in the New Year. Please call if I can be of assistance! You can reach me at 209-0301 or bccd1@sjc” .us. a challenge that will pit your raw grit against the rugged Florida mud. Set on the outskirts of St. Augustine at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, Mud Mania is a bootcamp style 5k run embedded with up to 20 obstacles. Participants will run in 30 minute heats of 300 participants each. For the small fry 12 and under, Kids Mud Mania in the Oldest City begins at 12:00 noon. Proceeds will go to bene“ t Alpha-Omega Miracle Home. For more information or to register, please visit www. mud-mania.com. 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 typically meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead; however, we will not be meeting in December. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.com for more information. 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, December 17 and Monday, December 30 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 December meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will be held on Saturday, December 21 at the Main Library, located at 1960 U.S. Highway 1 in St. Augustine. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome. The speaker, John Simmons, will discuss the di erences between e-books and tree books when it comes to publishing. The e-book writer can forget about page numbers, font styles and most layout problems and just concentrate on writing. An expert like Simmons then converts manuscripts into the format required by all e-book publishers. Following his talk is the annual Christmas party and gift basket ra e for those important last minute gifts. 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. 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. Creekside High School will host a Bookfair at Barnes and Noble, located on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin, on December 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Just mention CHS Bookfair at the register with your purchase and a portion of your purchase will go towards technology for the CHS Media Center. Fruit Cove resident and artist Marie Shell has been selected to have her works exhibited in the Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport beginning December 29. The show will continue until late March, 2014.Important long range planning underway for St. Johns CountyWhats New cont. from pg. 3 The St. Johns County School District is seeking comments on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar. A survey link is now available on the school district website for community members to provide input on the calendar. The proposed calendar can be downloaded and printed. The survey link can be accessed at www.stjohns.k12. .us/calendar or under Whats NewŽ on the school district home page. Individuals are encouraged to submit any ideas, suggestions or concerns about the proposed calendar. Feedback will be collected through Monday, December 16. The nal proposed calendar must be approved by the School Board.Your feedback needed on school calendar! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Happy Holidays from the Fruit Cove Middle School PTO!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 5 Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 www.garidental.com Starting from left to right: Pam Parker (O. Coordinator), Cindy Johnston (Dental Asst.), Dr. Gus Gari, Joy Major (Dental Hygienist), Caroline (O. Manager) School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Law Office ofRose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The St. Johns County School Board has been incredibly busy in the last few weeks. At our November reorganizational meeting, we elected Bill Mignon as our new chairman and Bill Fehling as the vice-chair. Our board rotates leadership among our members, believing that each of us has the skills to serve as chair and vice-chair. This practice also reduces the stress of often contentious leadership elections. I am grateful that our board and superintendent work harmoniously. Even though we do not always agree, once a decision is made, we all support that work and move forward. I believe that our focus on students and their achievement and our lack of in“ ghting are part of the reason that we continue to excel in St. Johns County. I truly appreciate my colleagues for their lack of personal agendas. At the November meeting, we approved the “ nal zoning for the two new K-8 schools that will open in the fall. With the zoning in place, Dr. Joyner has moved forward with recommendations for principals for the new schools. At our December meeting, we approved Emily Harrison as the principal for K-8 HH in the northwest. Harrison is not new to our community, having previously taught at Cunningham Creek Elementary and served as assistant principal at Fruit Cove Middle before being appointed principal at Landrum Middle School several years ago. Harrison has a very strong curriculum background and understands the learning needs of both elementary and middle school students. Wayne King was approved as principal of K-8 II at the same meeting. King, currently the principal of St. Johns Technical High School, is no stranger to the Ponte Vedra area, having served as principal at Landrum Middle School for several years prior to his current assignment. He, also, is a curriculum specialist Based upon a longstanding, collaborative relationship, Southeast Gynecologic Oncology Associates (SEGO) af“ liated with Baptist Health on November 1, to improve access to care for women in Northeast Florida. The medical practice of Stephen Buckley, MD, Paul Nowicki, MD and Jenny Whitworth, MD specializes in treating women who have or may have complex gynecologic conditions such as ovarian, cervical or vulvar cancer. All three physicians are trained and certi“ ed in minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgeries that have been proven to improve outcomes, shorten hospital stays and accelerate recovery times for many patients. A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health and will serve the population of II very well. We welcome these two new educational leaders to their new roles. After winter break, both Harrison and King will begin the process of engaging their respective communities to form parent groups, gather input to make a recommendation to the board on the naming of the new schools and identifying mascots, school colors and all the other elements of a schools culture. Opening new schools are exciting experiences for the entire school family. I look forward to working with the new principals in the process. Also at our November meeting, we approved the contracts with our teachers union as well as our support organization. In addition, we approved salary increases for our administrative, managerial, con“ dential class of employees. I am grateful that we were able to give raises to all of our employees this year. Their hard work and focus on children are the driving force behind our continued success. If you would like to help our schools, the St. Johns County Education Foundation has provided an easy way to do so. Getonthebusstjohns.org provides a link that allows one to adopt a classroom, invest in a project or give to an individual school. Explore the site to see the great projects that our teachers are implementing in their classrooms. These projects engage students in hands-on learning and enable them to expand their understanding of the subject matter at hand. Your support will allow teachers the ability to enhance learning in creative ways without having to empty their own pockets to do so. I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season, however you celebrate. 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.Oncology group has new a liationstated, This group of surgeons is well-respected and known for taking on complex cases, as well as being innovators when it comes to the latest surgical technology.Ž Baptist Healths mission is to continually broaden the communitys access to highquality healthcare resources. Therefore, SEGO physicians will continue to accept referrals, make rounds and perform surgeries at other local hospitals to ensure women throughout the region continue to have access to gynecologic oncology care. Baptist is a leader in investing in leading-edge technology and this is a natural evolution in our relationship that stands to bene“ t even more patients going forward,Ž Dr. Buckley said. In addition to minimally invasive surgeries, SEGO surgeons, physician assistants and sta provide comprehensive gynecologic care, including: € Risk assessment, including genetic counseling and testing € Ultrasound € Urinary incontinence evaluation € Evaluation of abnormal PAP smears € Advanced pelvic surgery for benign and malignant conditions € Pelvic reconstructive surgery € Chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancy The group is retaining its current name, phone number and address in Jacksonvilles LaVilla district. Source: University of Illinois ExtensionBalsam Fir – Abies balsamea – ” to 1 ” short, flat, long lasting needles that are rounded at the tip; nice, dark green color with silvery cast and fragrant. Douglas Fir – Pseudotsuga menziesii – good fragrance; holds blue to dark green; 1” to 1 ” needles; needles have one of the best aromas among Christmas trees when crushed. Fraser Fir – Abies fraseri – dark green, flattened needles; to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent; pyramid-shaped strong branches which turn upward. Noble Fir – Abies procera – one inch long, bluish-green needles with a silvery appearance; has short, stiff branches; great for heavier ornaments; keeps well; is used to make wreaths, door swags and garland. Scotch Pine – Pinus sylvestris – most common Christmas tree; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers.Types of Christmas Trees

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Page 6, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com Life is good, let us help you keep it that way. We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays; however, joy and fun can quickly turn to disappointment and sorrow when someone becomes a victim of a scam, burglary or online fraudulent holiday shopping scheme. At a time of year when most people are “ lled with goodwill, there are criminals who relish taking advantage of it. Crime statistics always rise during the holiday season and I wish to pass along a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. Business experts tell us that again this year the number of people who shop online for gifts will increase dramatically and therefore so do the opportunities for those who use new technology to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. The cyber-crimes that become more popular during the holiday shopping season include fraudulent auction sites, resale of stolen or counterfeit gift cards and reshipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards. One of the most common internet scams involves using an auction site or classi“ ed pages to advertise an item at a bargain price. If you place an order the crook will charge your legitimate credit card for The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce recently reported preliminary statistics reported as the semi-annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR) to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The UCR system provides standardized reporting on crime statistics based on data gathered from across the state by law enforcement agencies. Sheri David B. Shoar is pleased that crime statistics and analysis show the overall crime rate has decreased by nearly 8 percent in St. Johns County in the past six months. Although Sheri Shoar stated, It is di cult to take responsibility for the drop in the crime rate, due to vari-The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board unanimously elected John A. Miklos of Orlando to serve as board chairman for the upcoming year. Miklos is president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting (BTC) Inc., an Orlando-based environmental consulting “ rm. He has a bachelors degree in limnology from the University of Central Florida and many years of experience in environmental permitting, mitigation, wetland delineation, listed species evaluations, wildlife surveys and water quality studies. He is a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, the Florida Lake Man-Holiday crime preventionthe order then use a separate stolen credit card to purchase the product and have it shipped. This could make you liable for receiving stolen goods. I recommend if you wish to purchase a gift through an auction or classi“ ed site insist on paying with PayPal or some other reputable third party payment service. That way your credit card number and personal information is not shared with the seller. Most of you already know the safety tips for traditional retail shopping: take your purchases to your vehicle frequently and lock them in the trunk or out-of-sight; carry purses with the strap going over one shoulder and the purse against your body on the opposite side; carry billfolds in a side pants pocket; pay by credit card or check if at all possible; and if you must use an ATM always shield the keypad when entering your PIN and put cash away promptly in your purse or wallet. Home burglaries are more common during the holidays and sadly the thieves target the gifts under the tree. If you are going to be away from home, leave some lights on and a radio or television to make it appear and sound as if someone is home. After the celebration do not put the boxes of expensive gifts out for street garbage pickup without “ rst breaking them down and folding them so only plain cardboard shows so they dont become an unintended billboard for what you have in your home. Holiday parties can be wonderful fun, but please remember to celebrate safely and if alcoholic beverages are served, moderation is the best practice. The concept of friends dont let friends drive drunkŽ becomes even more signi“ cant. We will have impaired driver patrols out in full force to help keep your family safe during the holidays. Whether you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or a holiday of another faith, on behalf of all of us at the St. Johns County Sheri s o ce I wish you a merry, happy, joyous and safe celebration and best wishes for the New Year. For any issue regarding law enforcement and/ or public safety you can always contact me by email at dshoar@ sjso.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Sheri releases uniform crime reporting statisticsous factors that drive criminal activity.Ž He added, However, I do attribute the increased e ectiveness of our personnel to our redistricting plan and Intelligence Led Policing concepts.Ž The Sheri s O ce also commends the continued cooperation of our citizens in crime prevention e orts, by staying actively informed of what is occurring in the county through social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter), thus prompting citizens to report criminal activity. The UCR reports provide both summary and detailed information and are issued semi-annually and annually.District governing board elects new 2013… 2014 o cersBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtagement Society and the Society of Wetland Scientists. Miklos has been on the Board since March 2010, serving a four-year term in an at-large seat. The board also elected Maryam H. Ghyabi of Ormond Beach to serve as vice chairman, George W. Robbins of Jacksonville as treasurer and Fred N. Roberts Jr. of Ocala as secretary. The other board members are immediate past chairman Lad Daniels of Jacksonville, Douglas C. Bournique of Vero Beach, Douglas Burnett of St. Augustine, Charles ChuckŽ Drake of Orlando and W. Leonard Wood of Fernandina Beach. Board members, who meet monthly, are responsible for setting the policies for the Districts operation. They are appointed by the governor to four-year terms and serve without pay. For additional information, please visit www.” oridaswater. com. 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. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. 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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little AdultsWe understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certi“ed in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certi“ed in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Taxing IssuesBy Contributing Writer Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, St. Johns County Tax Collector Have you renewed your driver license online for just $14 and not received it yet? Perhaps you ordered an eightcharacter personalized plate and youre still waiting for it to arrive. Maybe your vehicle registration has expired while you wait weeks and weeks for your renewed yellow sticker to be mailed to you. If any of these sound familiar youve been scammed. Every day at your St. Johns County Tax Collectors o ce, customer service representatives in the phone center receive calls from unwitting residents who thought they were paying for legitimate services online. Once we con“ rm their records have not been updated, it sinks in that not only did they lose their cash, but more importantly, their personal information was willingly provided to a bogus site. Driver license number, social security number, date of birth, home address … all these details are part of your con“ dential driver license record and, unfortunately, also are questions to be completed on these sites preying on harried and hurried customers. The only o cial websites related to your Florida tag, title or driver license are: www. GoRenew.com and www.” hsmv. gov. You can link directly to these sites by visiting www. sjctax.us and selecting License and ID Renewal or Tag Renewal Many of those who have volunteered as buddies or participated in Camp I am Special and the other camps undoubtedly already know new Camp Coordinator Caryn Morrison. She has been volunteering at camp since she was 10 years old. Over the years, Morrison has held positions as a buddy, group leader, kitchen director, as well as serving as a weekly guest director for Camp Care. Her background as a special education teacher and a behavior therapist will greatly bene“ t our camp. Everyone at the camp is delighted to have her on sta to help achieve the DOSA Camps mission, To re” ect the compassion and love of God in Christ by providing persons Beware of scam sitesfrom our homepage, thereby avoiding the chance for error. All other sites may contain o cial-looking information … and may even link to bona “ de sites; however, if you take the time to read the site closely, from top to bottom, you will read phrases like This website is privately owned and is not owned or operated or licensed by, nor a liated with any federal, state, county or city government and is not owned, operated or a liated with any state Department of Motor vehicles;Ž or This website is an independent organization not a liated with the state of Florida, the Florida DMV, the Department of Motor Vehicles or DHSMV.Ž It is also essential that you click on and read the websites Terms, Conditions and User Policy sections. Some of these sites indicate a one-time user fee will be charged or that a monthly rate will be charged until you discontinue accessing your records through the businesss website. Others clearly state that you are giving the business permission to use your personal information because you have freely provided the details to them. Although these sites are predatory, they are not illegal because they are not represented as the o cial website for the State of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. By having these disclaimers and intentions stated on the website in multiple locations, the responsibility shifts from the provider to the user. With respect to Business Tax Receipts or Property Tax, please note that your St. Johns County Tax Collector will never send you a communication requesting your bank account information to process taxes. If you receive such a communication, by phone or email, please contact our o ce immediately. Conducting your business online is a sound, e cient and e ective way to complete transactions. It is your responsibility, though, to remain vigilant and aware of what sites you are utilizing before entering your private information. If you have any questions about a site you are about to use for driver license or tag services, feel free to call your St. Johns County Tax Collector at 209-2250 or email me at taxcollector@ sjctax.us.DOSA Camps welcome new camp coordinatorBy Karl Kennellwith disabilities the opportunities to know, love and serve God based on the value and dignity of human life.Ž Sashimi Shrimp New Style 200+ Styles of Special Rolls Delivery ~ Limited Area~OPEN DAILY~ Sun: noon-10pm Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm Happy Holidays from:11531-09 San Jose Blvd. Japanese Restaurant $10 Off SUNDAY ONLYmin. $20Good with coupon only Expires 2/15/14 10% Off EVERYDAYwith $5 purchaseGood with coupon only Expires 2/15/14 ls Reserve space for your large groups. Fresh Daily Specials!

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Page 8, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 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 State Representative Ronald DocŽ Renuart (R … Ponte Vedra Beach) was presented with the American Conservative Union (ACU) Defender Of LibertyŽ award in Tallahassee in November. The ACU Defender of LibertyŽ award, the organizations most prestigious distinction, is given to those members of the Florida Legislature who were present and cast a vote for each adjudicated roll call and scored 100 percent on the 2013 State Legislative Rating. I am honored to be recognized for this award. The conservative values that I have stood for have proven to work in the state of Florida by strengthening our economy, bettering our schools, lowering unemployment and reducing unnecessary regulation ,Ž Renuart said. On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am pleased to congratulate Rep. Doc Renuart as a Defender of Liberty, and winner of our 2013 State Legislative Ratings for members of the Florida Legislature,Ž said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. For 42 years ACU One year ago our nation experienced a terrible tragedy. Twenty children and six adults were victims of a mass murder at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. I considered how I could honor the victims of such a sad event during the holiday season and whether I should. Celebration of family and friends, including those who have passed on, is, of course, what makes this season such a happy one. Lets remember too, sometimes happiness comes in the form of a tear. In continuing my series of famous American speeches, let me recall for you President Obamas speech from the White House hours after the Sandy Hook shooting. I arrived home that afternoon having heard about the event earlier in the day. I turned on the television to follow the news. Few news events have struck me as deeply as this one did. Perhaps because Im a teacher or because Im a parent and grandparent, for whatever reason, this one hurt. Then the president spoke, as honestly and as much from his heart as I have heard a political leader speak. He spoke of being a father, of our country su ering too many such events; he o ered prayers for the survivors and he wept. He was that day a leader E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allRemembering Sandy HookBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comof a di erent sort. Certainly, he would in time, rightly or wrongly, use the event for political reasons. But for the moment, he was Malias and Natashas dad and I could relate completely. The tragedy of that day was unfathomable. No amount of talk can explain it or heal the pain it left. The president simply sought to comfort. His speech will not be remembered for its eloquence, but it should be remembered for its spirit and emotion. Americans must always remember the human side of our leaders. We can and should disagree, challenge and debate. But we should remember, on the other side is a person, a soul, just like me. As American citizens, we, rightfully, set aside holidays to remember and honor many things. We understand that these are all important aspects of who we are as a people and that we should never forget them. Christmas and Hanukkah are times to remember traditions and ancestors, for gifts and feasts with our family and friends, for service to our community, and for faith, hope and love. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, I shared with friends this poem entitled Today.Ž Today I o er it again as a remembrance and a celebration of their lives. Today America lost. Tragically. Again. Today, children, were at one moment, joyfully learning, along side their friends, along with their teacher. The next moment these children, these teachers, were frontline casualties, in an Inexplicable War. Today, those students, those teachers, are fallen, Heroes. Today The parents, the families mourn the loss of Gods most precious gift. Today, in front of the whole world, our president cried. Today, all parents hold their children a little closer, a little tighter. Today and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow we will all mourn and cry. Again. DocŽ Renuart Receives ACU Defender Of Liberty Awardhas set the gold standard for Congressional ratings and we are now able to o er that same level of transparent information to the voters of Florida so they can hold their elected o cials accountable at the state level as well. In our third year rating the Sunshine State, we applaud conservatives like Rep. Renuart in the Florida Legislature who continue to “ ght for education reform, lower taxes, tort reform, and less government control.Ž Renuart practices internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach and is a leader in health policy in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the chairman of the Veterans and Military A airs Subcommittee, and serves on the Health and Human Services Committee, K-12 Education Subcommittee, Health Innovation Subcommittee, and Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee. He is also the vice-chairman of the First Coast Legislative Delegation, and will serve as chairman of the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation in 2014. Renuart lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Tamara. Representative Renuart with ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know! editor@thecreekline.com

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Krantz, D.D.S. and his team are kicking o the holiday season once again by organizing a food bank in their o ce. The team, patients and anyone else who would like to donate non-perishable food is welcome to do so through December 18. Simply drop o your donation to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite #102 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ƒ79 percent of people said they would rather have a donation made in their honor than receive a useless gift.Ž As we head into the holiday season, this may be a good time to ask ourselves, What is the meaning of gift giving?Ž Giving gifts to loved ones at the holidays is an old, even ancient, tradition. Whether it has its roots in religion or ritual, we all love to give and receive. Many of us have folks on our gift-giving list who truly need or want something and there is nothing quite as gratifying as supplying that. Feeling the excitement and joy of a child unwrapping a long awaited toy or seeing the delight on your friends face as she opens a beautiful gift that you know she loves are some of the true joys of the season. But the truth is we all have folks on our list who simply have no need or desire for more possessions. We scramble frantically to think of what new necktie, trendy gadget or acornshaped ceramic twine dispenser this hard-to-buy-for person might possibly enjoy. Before we make ourselves crazy with over the top consumerism, maybe we should re” ect for a minute on what gifts we can give that will convey real meaning to our loved ones. A gift that says we Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) will host a game dayŽ on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located o County Road 210. Some of the games will include Mah Jongg, bridge, Bunco, pennies, Dental o ces second annual food bank now openAll food goes to the Winn Dixie Food Bank and the Krantz Dental team is looking to beat their donation from last year of 196 pounds. We like to run charitable events or participate in them as an o ce all through the year,Ž says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better.ŽRing in the New Year with Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan MogerMexican train and other games. If you are not into games there will be a social table set up to meet with old and new friends. The total cost is $18 for lunch, including tip and tax. Door prizes will be awarded. The deadline for checks is January 1; checks should be sent to: Marg Mytholar, 308 South Buck Board Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub for 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), Bunco, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at shirelybodziak@gmail.com. To download a membership form, please visit www.facebook.com/ BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.The meaning of gift givingBy Contributing Writer Becky Yanni, Executive Director, Council on Aginghonor and appreciate them and that they make a di erence in our lives. According to a recent poll taken by The American Red Cross, 79 percent of people said they would rather have a donation made in their honor than receive a useless gift. Four out of “ ve people said that helping someone less fortunate is an important part of their holiday tradition. So when you are considering your choices, remember that the $70 you pay for that gourmet goody basket (that will only add to your friends waistline) could also be donated in his or her name to provide freshly prepared home delivered meals to a home-bound elder for two weeks. And, instead of purchasing that fancy $600 programmable espresso grinder and co ee maker, you could give the gift of 60 hours of respite care for an Alzheimers patient and their caregiver. Thats six weeks of twice-weekly care that can make an immediate, dramatic and lasting di erence in the lives of the recipients! Even the $12 you might spend on those potato-washing gloves (yes, such a thing does in fact exist) could be put to good use to help area elders. Another great choice for a holiday tribute donation would be our COA Christmas throughout the YearŽ program, a crisis abatement fund for those unexpected and unfunded emergencies that arise all year round. Council on Aging o ers beautiful gift cards and acknowledgement cards for each of these services and more. A donation to Council on Aging in honor of your loved one will provide assistance to older residents who might have one very simple wish this holiday season: to continue living independently and in their own homes, with dignity and meaning. All they might need is a little help from their friends … and yours! We think thats a gift that everyone will appreciate. Please feel free to contact me at 209-3685 or byanni@ stjohnscoa.com if you have any questions about any of our services or donation programs. Thank you and Happy Holidays from COA! Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas EdisonHappy Holidays!From The CreekLine Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

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Page 10, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Now Open in Mandarin9633 Old St. Augustine Rd.(904) 551-2008 New Aquarium Store!Saltwater Fish ~ Freshwater Fish Live Coral ~ Starfish ~ Crabs Fish Tanks ~ Aquarium Supplies Come in for your FREE GIFT!One Per Customer Expires 12/31/13 While supplies last. www.CoralReefJunkies.com Mallena Urban, REALTOR’ 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 www.murban.WatsonRealtyCorp.com murban@WatsonRealtyCorp.com www.facebook.com/murban00 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... Many exciting things are happening at Home Again St. Johns these days, the “ rst of which was the recent donation of a 15 passenger van to the organization by local residents Nancy and David OByrne. The vehicle will be used for street outreach deploying a volunteer outreach team to areas in the county known to be inhabited by the homeless. The team shall include, whenever possible, one medical professional, social worker or mental health professional who will make contact with the homeless, perform intake and assessment and distribute needed supplies. Home Again is very grateful to the OByrnes for bringing this new resource to serve the homeless,Ž said David Hoak, the executive director of Home Again St. Johns. The OByrnes also contributed additional funding to purchase fuel and insurance for the vehicle. They both serve on Home Agains Drop-In Center committee. In October, Home Again St. Johns received approval of a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to build a Drop-In Center at their property on State Road 207. This center would include showers and laundry area that the homeless can utilize on a weekly basis. On December 5, over 25 Giving my email address in Novembers article did the trick„I got very positive and enthusiastic response from my request for feedback on restoring the old community center on State Road 13 across from Alpine Groves Park. The feedback received was great simply because this part of St. Johns County really needs a public place to meet, where the public can do the variety of things a community does … weddings, organization meetings and youth programs. Think about it„except for the library, there are no places in the area to have public meetings or hold special events. Added feedback is welcome and can be sent to: alabbat@comcast.net. In earlier columns I indicated our Scenic Highway group was in the process of revising bylaws and meeting rules. Thanks to Bob Fitzgerald, “ rst vice-chair of William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS&HH) and his committee who are doing a great job by thoroughly reviewing documents and assembling up to date bylaws and rules. We expect having these completed for membership review at our next meeting in January 2014 with acceptance no later than February 2014. We learned from the committees work that our organization is, in fact, a group (not a council). Incorporation papers at the State of Florida show we originally incorporated as a Group not Council. Therefore we will now be identi“ ed as William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Group. In recent meetings weve discussed ways and means to raise funds to complete the projects committed to based on our Master Plan that was re-In late November, the Community A airs section of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce released an application for mobile devices. After several months of coordinating with the Information Technology section of the agency, the AppŽ was released to the public. One of the main functions of the application will be for users to obtain up to date information directly from the Sheri s O ce through push noti“ cations.Ž Media relations personnel will have the capabil-William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netviewed and accepted by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida. We are an authorized 501 (C) (3) non-pro“ t and need funding for the various projects to which we committed in the Master Plan. In 2014 we will again produce our very successful Antique Appraisal Fair and hopefully, once again, at the RiverTown development in May, with a date to be announced. Other events are in the planning stage and will be announced over time. Youll be hearing a lot more from us and our activities. In early December this group, along with county planning, Brockington Associates and representatives of the St. Johns County School District will be meeting for a kick-o Ž of the history school lesson planning project previously discussed. The lesson plans are intended to bring to the classroom (and by extension their parents) the history of NW St. Johns County students. Improvements to and updating the William Bartram Scenic Highway website will be part of the discussion; please visit www. bartramscenichighway.com 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 to also educate our children on the unique history and intrinsic resources of our area. To learn more about our activities, goals and objectives please plan to attend some of our meetings and learn what we do and share your ideas to not only help increase membership but help with grant writing and other fundraising opportunities. The next meeting for the Management Group will be January 9, 2014 at the County Annex, located on Flora Branch Boulevard and Race Track Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing you then.Sheri s O ce releases app for mobile devicesity to alert the public to tra c issues, weather concerns and public safety issues. The technology also allows for linked access to the SJSO website and social media portals. Sheri David B. Shoar stated, This is a great and cost e ective tool for law enforcement to inform the media and the public of important information.Ž Users can download the application for free by searching for SJSO.ŽHome Again St. Johns autumn updateBy Contributing Writer Diane Quick, Director of Development, Home Again St. Johnsvolunteers from The Home Depot and Northrop Grumman converged on the site to build a 30-foot deck where the showers, washer, dryer and bathroom will be installed. The Drop-In Center will provide these much-needed services to those living in the woods, under bridges and in their cars. Arriving at the center, they may take a hot shower, wash their clothes, get a hot meal and meet with representatives from agencies providing health and human services to those in need in our community. Donation of towels, laundry detergent, soap and shampoo are being accepted as well as monetary donation to purchase these items as well as help to cover utility costs. Another need Home Again has is in regards to their Dining with Dignity program. With it now getting dark earlier, lighting is needed for the vacant lot where meals are being served at the corner of Granada and Bridge Street in Lincolnville. Upwards of 100 meals are provided to the homeless each night with over 100,000 meals being served over the past three years. To donate lighting or funding to purchase lights for the Dining With Dignity program, please contact Al Deinhart, program coordinator, at 797-2691. Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 1/15/14.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 1/15/14. Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier Local student Hannah Dohogne, has been commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. Ensign Dohogne has been an outstanding student, graduating in the top 10 of Creeksides “ rst graduating class in 2010. She attended Auburn University on a Presidents scholarship (full tuition) where she graduated in three years with a 4.0 grade point average. While working on her degree in Movement Science, a precursor to physical therapy, Ensign Dohogne tutored athletes and also served as an undergraduate research assistant. Ensign Dohogne was selected for one of only three slots for a Navy program for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate school through Baylor University. She accepted that o er and was sworn in as a Navy Ensign on October 20, 2013. She graduated from the With all the meetings and gatherings of the numerous American organizations all over our beautiful country, the 82nd Airborne Division of Jacksonville is proud to get together once a month to show support for our active and retired military paratroopers. The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into dangerous areas and it is also part of the Presidential bodyguard division. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne was structured in August 1917 and because the initial members came from all over the United States, the unit got the nickname All-AmericanŽ„the basis for its famed AAŽ shoulder patch. Prominent division soldiers consist of Sergeant Alvin C. York, General James M. Gavin, Dave Bald Eagle (grandson of Chief White Bull) and many well known soldiers, congressmen and senators since World War I. Here in Jacksonville, the 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who has ever served or is on active duty in the 82nd Airborne or Outstanding student continues career with U.S. Navy Ensign Hannah Dohogne on board the USS Constitution.Navy O cer Development School on November 22. She was the youngest in her ODS class. She reports to Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio in late November to start graduate school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy and to serve her country.Local 82nd Airborne Division meets monthly to show support for our jumpersBy John MacKenziehas served in any of the uniformed services as a paratrooper with wings. The Jacksonville Division is not limited to the 82nd Airborne Division and has members who have served with many other United States paratroopers. They welcome any jumper who wants to stay involved and wants to help our military personnel who are back home and in need of a helping hand such as a food bank or education funds. They meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in a private area of the Mandarin Golden Corral restaurant on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Interstate 295. Visit 82ndairborneassociation.org to learn more about the national association and what it has done for America and her citizens for the last 100 years. They accept donations to help others and they welcome anyone to stop by and say hello and show their support for our military services. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division of Jacksonville meet monthly at the Golden Corral. Thanksgiving is over and Jingle Bells has ushered in the Christmas season. Betty Grif“ n House operates two Thrift Shoppes where you can do your holiday shopping while supporting a great cause! Located at 445 State Road 13 North in St. Johns or 1961 A1A South in St. Augustine Beach, both locations host tons of great gift items for those hard to buy forŽ people that every family has. You can also “ nd Christmas decorations and seasonal holiday touches for your home„not to mention all the other bargains including designer fashions, excellent quality clothing, childrens clothes, furniture, exercise equipment, artwork, lamps, jewelry and housewares that make shopping at BGH a wide ranging shopping pleasure. Your donations, purchases and volunteering directly help the women, men and children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. You can volunteer to help sort the donations and place them on the sales ” oor. If books are your love, we have plenty to put on shelves. Come by yourself or bring a group of Holiday shopping, the thrifty wayfriends. The Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is a vital “ nancial part of the day-to-day operations of all our services, including shelter, transitional housing and outreach, to name a few. Without community donations to our Thrift Shoppes, we wouldnt be able to support our essential programming. The NW St. Johns County Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is located at in the Neighborhood Wal-Mart plaza; the hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The St. Augustine Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is located in the Anastasia Square Plaza and the hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. As a private, nonpro“ t agency, Betty Gri n House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men, their minor children. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website at www.bettygri nhouse.org. Become our fan on Facebook. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at 824-1555.

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Page 12, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 1 Hour Custom Facial Only $39(Reg. $65)New Clients Only Gel Polish Mani & PediOnly $35(Reg. $55)New Clients OnlyCome experience the difference. Phuong Spa Room 3956 Sunbeam Rd. #3 Jackconville, FL 32257 www.phuongsparoom.comBY APPOINTMENT ONLY 904.994.3215 Explore for T reasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Don’t Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 www.StAugustineFleaMarket.com 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) The holiday season, with excited children, rushing parents, holiday decorations and holiday parties, can unfortunately create potential for accidental poisonings. The health professionals at the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often “ nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signi“ cant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, For a sixth year in a row, Krantz Dental Care of Mandarin has collected Halloween candy for our troops. This year they collected 550 pounds of Halloween candy for our troops serving overseas. In the past six years they have collected 4450 pound of candy! Its a win-win situation,Ž says Dr. Alan Krantz. We get to promote a healthy Halloween for children, while at the same time are able to let our troops know we are thinking of them. Some of the children even wrote notes to be included with the candy„it was extremely touching to read their messages.Ž In early November, children brought in their candy to Krantz Dental Care and received $1 for every pound. Once again Pine Forest Elementary school collected 50 pounds, earning them Poison proo ng your home for the holidaysout of reach and out of sight of young children! € Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. € Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. € Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, “ sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. € Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not su cient. Use leftover turkey, stu ng and gravy within three days of cooking. € Although they are not fatal (as folklore depicts), poinsettias if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets comfortable. € Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. € The use of arti“ cial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a wellventilated area. € Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. € Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed/vomited into the lungs. € Arti“ cial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives, which may have dangerous levels of electrolytes and chemicals, should be kept away from children and pets. € Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. € A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing dif“ culties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. € Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. € Dont drink and drive. In a poisoning emergency, dont waste time searching the internet. Call your Poison Center “ rst at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information, who is a health care professional, will assist you. The Poison Center Help line is toll free and Specialists are available 24 hours a day in a poisoning emergency or to answer your poisoning-related questions.Dentist collects 550 pounds of candy for the troops a nice big check. Also part of this promotion was a free exam for braces for those families who participated in this annual event. We have practiced in Jacksonville for 20 years and it has always been important to us to give back to our community. It is a priority for us,Ž said business manager Adria Krantz. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. got news?editor@thecreekline.com Teen Volunteer OrientationThurs., Dec.12 • 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your rst service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 13 For more information on a Bolles education and to reserve your space at our Open House, please visit www.BollesSuccessKit.org or call (904) 256-5030 .Four Unique Campuses Ponte Vedra Beach | Whitehurst | Bartram | San Jose Day and Boarding School from Pre-K through Grade 12. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, January 13 Lower School Whitehurst Campus San Jose Pre-K „Grade 5 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, January 10 Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Beaches Pre-K „Grade 5 Spend the day at Bolles, and discover a wonderful place for your child. Bolles provides the education, experiences and connections for your child to achieve amazing accomplishments in life. Join us for an Open House and see for yourself the smaller class sizes with exceptional teachers, the state of the art classrooms and an advanced curriculum, and the positive learning environment with grade-specic campuses. Bolles is a world leading to great opportunities. Join us for an Open House and start something wonderful for your childƒ only at Bolles. Come experience the start ofwonderful.something By the time you read this column, the holiday events are already in full swing. The good news is that this year its easy to go from daytime casual to elegant in nanoseconds! Sparkle is the word of the season; all you need to do is get into your greatest out“ t, be it a dress or suit and start layering the glitz. A suit goes from mundane to a party piece by simply adding a shiny camisole„it can be rhinestone, beaded or a basic sweater with shiny threads woven in. A pair of sparkly earrings would take it over the top! Go the shopping mecca and buy a long scarf with glitz to it and tie it over your Little Black Dress (LBD) or go to the jewelry counter and buy a rope (or several ropes) of fancy necklaces and voila! You are donned for any fancy happening. When entertaining at home, the best idea I have ever heard is wearing a white shirt with your black pants and fancy shoes and earrings … do not cover it with a jacket! And I dont mean wearing an oxfordcloth button down number. Find a cotton white shirt with a fancy collar and maybe even fancy cu s. The wonderful secret is that shirts are very comfortable„do not tuck it in„and they are washable as you will be spending time in the kitchen during the event. Dont forget that wearing a white shirt means its a must to wear dramatic makeup. About shoes: you must wear heels as even a small heel makes for a party look and dont forget hosiery. Whether it is textured, a tinted color or just pretty sheer natural hose, it dresses anything up. A to doŽ list to make right now is to schedule your air color and cut appointments. A manicure makes a nice statement for anyone and if you are wearing sandals a pedicure is a must … using a Christmas red polish for sure. Following my traditional words: Go Shopping in your closet! No your husbands did not pay me to print this information. Those skinny legged black jeans we have been wearing look great with a shiny shirt … not tucked in. The boxy suit I have had for several seasons looks completely di erent with a thin belt or a black ribbon tied around the waistline. I added a bright red pashmina scarf to an older dress and it really popped it up. The most creative idea I had was to put a pretty colored jacket over my LBD and add some great earrings. I had completely di erent ensemble. Fashion UpdateGreat holiday looksƒ.at the last minute!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designs Holidays are a time of the year that evoke mixed feelings in many of us. Our expectations to have a perfect holiday, our needs and our reality all collide at this time creating stress, anxiety and depression. The following tips are just several of the ways to deal with these emotions. 1. Be realistic. What this means is to understand that a perfect holiday is one with all its ” aws and joy. Life is never without these elements so expect and accept that joy and some degree of stress and anxiety will be a part of the holidays. 2. Identify the problems. Identify the problems and break them down into manageable components that can be addressed. This helps reduce feelings of being overwhelmed and promotes feelings of wellbeing and control. Further, set achievable goals. For example, shopping for gifts is a major stressor for a lot of people. Ask family and friends for their holiday gift wishes and set a dollar amount so that you do not ruin your budget; take a couple of hours a week to “ nd these gifts. Shopping early gets you great deals. 3. For some people holidays are sad and lonely because of lost loved ones and estrangement from loved ones. Allow yourself to feel sad and if you need to, have a good cry. A false faade of happiness is much more painful. Seek professional help if you are Five ways to manage holiday stress, anxiety and depressionBy Contributing Writer Atiya Day, L.C.S.W, Positive Lifestyles Counselingoverwhelmed with sadness. It helps to talk to someone. Further, plan some activities with friends, volunteer or go on a vacation. 4. Set boundaries. Dealing with di cult family is a source of anxiety. This is a major issue in a lot of families. Past grudges and strife are like bubbling cauldrons ready to boil over. Before the holidays take some time and think about the issues that are upsetting: have an internal dialogue with yourself addressing what you can and absolutely cannot accept. Be ” exible but “ rm. When you know what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, practice a way to express yourself in a calm and pleasant manner. If your intentions are honorable and without malice and anger, present in this calm and pleasant manner. 5. Take some time for yourself. Try to take some time for yourself and engage in destressing activities. If sitting on the couch and reading for a few hours relaxes you, give yourself permission to do so. Take a walk or watch a funny movie as laughter is a great de-stressor both physically and emotionally. Once again, be realistic, recognize and break down your problems into smaller manageable tasks. If you are too overwhelmed seek professional help. For additional information, please contact atiyabday@ gmail.com.Heres a beauty tip: on your party day, chop up a cucumber in the blender, throw in some milk and ice and apply to your face. You will glow for the evening! I know that all of you Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs) think of yourself last this time of year, but you should go out looking your best for the holiday festivities. Take an afternoon for yourself following the above tips. Heres to another great Holiday Season going out in great style! Merry Christmas! 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! The CreekLineYOUR Community Newspaper 886-4919

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Page 14, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs! Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned375 Outlet Mall Blvd. Saint Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-3000 ext. 1030 781-206-7315 jim.seery@eldsauto.com www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities MAY Management Services, Inc. celebrated its 25th anniversary as a leader in community association property management during an Open House at their newest o ce location in Ponte Vedra Beach on November 20. Established in November 1988, MAY Management is the largest provider of property management services in northeast Florida. Specializing in providing services to homeowners, condominium and CDD associations, MAY Management employs more than 150 AT 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 22, the St. Augustine Community Chorus will present a free holiday concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) is proud to be the sponsor for this wonderful family event. The concert will feature familiar holiday songs and Celtic Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its January luncheon meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. at the Epping Forest Yacht Club DuPont Mansion. This club has evolved from a historic estate into one of the most exquisite yacht clubs in the South. The original luxurious riverfront mansion, built in the late 1920s, was the Florida home to industrialist Alfred I. DuPont and his wife, Jessie Ball DuPont. The estate includes lush, formal English Gardens and views of the scenic St. Johns River. In 1984, Gate Petroleum Company purchased the property and restored it to its original splendor. It is recognized on the National Register of Historical Places. The club is located at 1830 Epping Forest Drive in Jacksonville. The program will feature a tour of the home. The menu will include Caesar salad, chicken, sweet peas, mushroom crepe topped with champagne sauce and julienne vegetables. For dessert, there will be traditional cheesecake with seasonal berries. There is a dress code: no jeans. The total cost is $25, including 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 January 10 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ and mail to Susan Ott, 1000 Inverness Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of north St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming events, please contact Sue at sjaird@comcast. net. Please join us!For the third year in a row, Memorial Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 33 percent of hospitals nationwide earned this important distinction and less than 8 percent received it three years in a row. Memorial was recognized for its performance in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Memorial Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,Ž says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive o cer, The Joint Commission. Patients may ask, what does this all mean,Ž says Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jim OLoughlin. This recognition tells you that Memorial is dedicated to patient safety and quality outcomes.Ž To earn this distinction Memorial had to meet accountability measures based on evidence-based practices … examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre present Celtic Christmas & Family Sing-alongŽChristmas songs performed by the Community Chorus. They will be joined by the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, directed by Kerry Fradley. The program will begin with a rousing Irish Jigs and DrummingŽ featuring Penny Whistle, Uillean Pipes and Bodhran, along with a procession of the ” ags of seven Celtic nations. The concert will close with a holiday sing-along conducted by Chorus director, Kathleen Vande Berg. The amphitheatre will be decorated in spectacular holiday fashion. Watch for Santa and elves carrying treats. Come early for family-friendly activities, all part of the amphitheatres December to Remember.ŽProperty management company celebrates 25th anniversarynortheast Florida residents and represents 150 communities and 55,000 properties from Jacksonville to Palm Coast. Communities served by MAY Management include Marsh Creek Country Club, Julington Creek Plantation, Sawgrass Country Club, Six Miles Creek at World Golf Village, Deer Creek and Ocean Hammock. When we started MAY Management 25 years ago, our goal was to be the leading provider of property management services in northeast Florida.Ž says Anna Marks, president and Newcomers January luncheon meeting at DuPont Estate By Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, Newcomers of North St. JohnsHospital earns top performer recognition Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Dec. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCEO. We have achieved that goal and as a leader in best practices in property association management, we continue to grow. The opening of our new Ponte Vedra Beach o ce is part of our dedication to provide all the resources needed to e ectively serve large community associations in the area. And, as we continue to grow, we will remain small enough to know each of our clients and continue to satisfy their unique needs.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!might not be available for the camps use in the near future. The new building will be built close to the social hall where many activities take place. At an estimated 1,500 square feet, the new building will include an o ce, meeting and training spaces; a bathroom with shower; a dedicated Sensory Room; and storage space. Once the building is constructed, the project will not require additional funding on an on-going basis. Of particular note is the Sensory Room, which will be used by campers with autism and other behavior-based problems when the sights, sounds and stimuli of group activity become overwhelming. Sound insulation, soft lighting, calming visuals such as projected colors on the wall and stars on the ceiling, aromatherapy and tactile toys will help campers decompress in this space. The Sensory Room will also be used by nurses for handing out medication, as it will allow distribution to take place in a quiet atmosphere. Currently nurses must take the med cart to the camper where ongoing activities can present distractions. Also a fully handicap-accessible bathroom with shower in the new building will “ ll a long-awaited need. The only fully handicap-accessible bathroom currently on campus is located in the nurses lodging area. Without the bene“ t of a covered walkway, campers in wheelchairs must cross the campus despite the weather to reach facilities. This project is welcomed and will serve a special need„it comes none-to-soon, as this last summer the camp served over 252 campers with 261 buddies and 187 volunteers donating more than 58,000 service hours. Camp I Am Special cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Doctor. Mother. Listener.ADVOCATE.She has the ability to understand kids, listen to parents, and translate it all into the best care for your child. Dr. Os integrative practice of combining traditional and alternative medicines distinguishes her from every other general practitioner in Florida. FREE prenatal seminars every “rst Thursday each month at 6pm in our Ponte Vedra Of“ce!Ponte Vedra1102 A1A N Unit 104 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082Julington Creek1633 Race Track Rd, Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32259Hodges4745 Sutton Park Court, Suite 801 Jacksonville, FL 32224Appointments Availablecall (904) 287-7000 or visit www.DoctorOJax.comPhysicians on call 24/7 board certified in integrative medicineABIHM Eight former Nease NJROTC cadets were reunited recently at the United States Naval Academy, continuing the units mantra of A Cut Above.Ž They all attended the wedding of one of their former classmates, Kameron Wright of Fruit Cove, who wed Erin Fawcett (a Naval Academy graduate of class 2012, now a Marine in pilot training in Pensacola, Florida) at the Academy Chapel on A miniature village of historic St. Augustine buildings, created by woodworker Leonard Ruel, will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association through December 29. The special holiday installation features 39 small-scale replicas of iconic buildings such as the Cathedral Basilica, Villa Zorayda, Government House, the Pena Peck House and others. Born in Canada and a longtime resident of Connecticut, Ruel had a successful career as Nease NJROTC graduates reuniteBy Contributing Writer Carol Blair Marina Petrova (class of 2009 who will complete her second Masters Degree in less than ve years after high school); James Zapala (class of 2012, currently a sophomore at Jacksonville University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship); Brendon Gregory (class of 2010, currently a senior at West Point); David Towle (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy who will nish his Masters in Engineering at University of Maryland next month); William Zapala (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy, currently in ight school in Pensacola, Florida); Kam Wright (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy, groom and currently an Ensign Surface Warfare Of cer stationed in San Diego, California); Nick Nunn (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, currently in his rst year at Georgetown law school in Washington, D.C.); and Alex Alpert (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of West Point, currently an Army Second Lieutenant stationed at Fort Benning).Check out the miniature historic St. Augustine village holiday exhibita master mechanic. Upon retiring to St. Augustine in 1993, he developed his precision woodworking skills over time, researching the architecture of local buildings and constructing each structure by hand with basic tools, wood, glue and paint. To date, he has made approximately 100 historic models. Its very gratifying to see the buildings together in a cohesive setting,Ž said Ruel. With the addition of people and miniature details, the display really comes to life,Ž he added. Families with children are encouraged to see this whimsical exhibit, curated by Doug McLeod and decorated by Susan Brady and Ed Grimm. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For information, please call 824-2310. November 2, 2013. This is yet another example of the superior education and leadership training o ered to our young men and women at Nease High School and in the Navy JROTC program. Its so great to see our young men and women go on to be great role models who are successful and continue the relationships formed as high school students. In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

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OfferOne Month $49unlimited classes (one program only)EXP: 12/31/13 one coupon per family $115 Value Imagine taking a job at the “ rst, all-digital elementary school in the country that still operates on the regular, public school budget and then realizing that youll have no textbooks in your room! You have a classroom of students learning how to access books, tests, projects and research on an iPad that they are sharing with another student and heaven-only-knows if their unpredictable internet connection is going to stay connected or momentarily freeze up. These are just a few of daily challenges teachers and Palencia Elementary salutes best of the bestBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalven, PES SAC Co-Chair The St. Johns County School District is seeking comments on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar. A survey link is now available on the school district website for community members to provide input on the calendar. The proposed calendar can be downloaded and printed. The survey link can be accessed at www.stjohns.k12. .us/calendar or under Whats NewŽ on the school district home page. Individuals are encouraged to submit any ideas, suggestions or concerns about the proposed calendar. Feedback will be collected through Monday, December 16. The nal proposed calendar must be approved by the School Board.Your feedback needed on school calendar! Katrina Worthington Marly Picard Rebecca Royalsta at Palencia Elementary School (PES) work with on a daily basis, at St. Johns Countys “ rst digital elementary school. But it doesnt seem to faze them. So how do you select just the top three professionals to receive your Teacher of the Year,Ž Rookie Teacher of the YearŽ and Additional Support Person of the YearŽ awards? This years winners are excellent examples of teachers that reach beyond the classroom,Ž said PES Principal Allen Anderson. They each develop in” uential relationships with their students and are continually seeking resources that will enhance their classroom and lessons. Their impact is evident the moment you walk onto their rooms. The students are eager to please and be in the company of these teachers. PES Teacher of the Year Katrina Worthington teaches third graders at PES and has a passion for utilizing the digital platform to take her students out of the traditional textbook learning environment. Utilizing the iPad Skype feature, Worthington brings educational experiences, like a live conversation with a National Park Ranger, directly into the classroom for a unique learning experience without ever leaving the building. My favorite part about teaching is watching students learn something new everyday, especially when we Skype with di erent parts of the country and they are able to experience their learning outside of the textbook,Ž said Worthington. It brings the learning to life for them! I originally wanted to come to PES because of the schools environmental and technology focuses. But Im also glad I can tie my passion for environmental discussions and technology into regular class teaching.Ž PES Rookie Teacher of the Year Rebecca Royal teaches fourth graders at PES and impressively incorporates the ” ipped classroom conceptŽ particularly with math for her students. By emailing the next days lesson as a homework instructional video, she can then focus on hands-on practice on actual problems during class the next day. I am truly honored to be recognized by the wonderful teachers and sta at PES as the Rookie Teacher of the Year,Ž said Royal. I love working here because of the wonderful children I get to work with and because of the innovative sta that works cohesively to bring the best education for your children.Ž PES Additional Support Person of the Year winner Marly Picard is an essential part of the facility custodial sta with a reputation for almost mysteriously keeping trash cans empty and the buildings numerous windowed surfaces amazingly clear of “ ngerprints. I was very humbled to be recognized by my peers,Ž said Picard. I do my work every day to the best of my ability and it is very nice to be noticed for what I do. Every time I hear Thank you, Mrs. Marly it puts a smile on my face.Ž Mrs. Marly Picard is our version of the Energizer Bunny,Ž raved Principal Anderson. She never stops. She takes so much pride in the appearance of our school that it is rare to see a “ ngerprint anywhere.Žeryone a wonderful holiday season and thanks the community for their support throughout the year. The group will resume meeting on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Faith Community Church, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. At that meeting, the garage sale will be set up. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets on the last Friday of each month at the church to do a small project for the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when hey can and do what they can with what is donated. The group relies solely on donations of goods and charities and acts as a conduit to see that it goes to the right places. Please contact jacqphil@ aol.com for more information.Helping Hands cont. from pg. 1got news?editor@thecreekline.com Academy at Julington Creek schoolagers each made a bear at Build a Bear to donate to Wolfson Childrens Hospital along with $700 at the schools recent Fall Festival! Children make donation to Wolfson Childrens Hospital

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 17 To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage „ and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. Celebrating 25 years of excellence! (904) 737-4626 www.jaxbraces.com Offer limited to new patients. Offer must be used during December 2013. No other discounts or offers may be combined with this offer. Call now for our December Specials! Complimentary whitening with the completion of treatment and free consultation. The St. Augustine Amphitheater was really teaming with excitement as students painted murals for the second annual Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre-sponsored event. The Julington Creek Elementary Fifth Grade Art Club was represented by Railey McFarland, Ana Lantgios, Amelie OHara, Addison Freas, Reagan Freas, Luther McCoy, Hannah Behan, Sydney Grahek, Julia Neuzil, Ben Model, Will Farson and Emma Neely. The St. Augustine Amphitheaters theme for this year was a December to Remember.Ž Our students at JCE decided after looking at many images of St. Augustine to use one of the One of my students asked me the other day if I give my grandchildren books for gifts. I had just told the class about the fun I had at Barnes and Noble with my grandchildren browsing through the books, trying JCE students display artistic talents in St. AugustineBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary Schoollions on the downtown Bridge of Lions. The mural was eight feet in length by four feet in width. They created a grid of 12 inch squares and painted a practice mural beforehand. Each student painted at least two sections and we found that it was worthwhile to determine the colors. After the sections dried the students put it back together and took that with them as their model. The grid of 12 inch squares was redrawn and the patterns were created for the amazing “ nal project. There were six elementary schools from St. Johns County; besides Julington Creek, Crookshank, Wards Creek, Webster, Palencia and Hickory Creek elementary schools participated. All six schools were given $200 for art supplies at their respective schools. Thank you to First Coast News for featuring our mural that evening! Thank you even more to the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater for sponsoring this super fun community outreach event!Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPI have downloaded it to read on the plane as I travel for the holidays. The “ rst time I opened it I just couldnt get past the beginning; seriously, death as the protagonist? The movie trailers have me very intrigued, so of course I have to read it before I hit the theater. I wish more students would read the Hunger Games series before they go see the movie. It is just so powerful to have read the book, you really notice so many more details if you have that background knowledge. Our featured readers are Louis Otero and Sam Jett. Sam has been at PBMS for three years now. I often see her reading outside on the benches and in the eighth grade room before school. She always has a book handy. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science “ ction. Her top recommendations are The Rangers Apprentice series, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fablehaven, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and the Warrior series, all of which she highly recommends. Louis is new to PBMS and he is a frequent patron of the media center. He is a tremendous asset to the students working towards the SSYRA Book Battle team. Like Sam he is an avid reader. His favorites (his recommendations, too) are Matched, The 39 Clues series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and I, Q. to “ nd the perfect read. When I told them of course they werent too surprised I dont think, but they gave me the look of I am glad you arent my grandmother.Ž I am incredibly blessed to have grandchildren that share my love of books. Just days after I bought the “ rst book in the Wings of Fire series, my granddaughter sent me an email and asked me to send her the next book in the series, she just loved it and I needed to read the next one. Felicity loves fantasy and I would say that over 50 percent of my students here at Pacetti Bay love fantasy too. Erin Hunter, the author of all the Warrior series titles, needs to be credited with creating a love of reading amongst all her fans. It amazes me how many students read all the way through all of her series. I can barely keep track of all of them; the students are always letting me know when a new one comes out. This year there has been a growing number of books to movies which has generated a lot of tra c to get a copy of the book before the movie. Enders Game is our most frequently checked out book this fall and I know it is because the students are seeing the movie trailers. I always tell them to be sure to make the comparisons between the two forms of media. I love it when they come in and tell me what is missing from the movie. Rachel Checchia, one of our former teachers, tried so hard to get me to read The Book Thief before she moved. 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

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Page 18, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 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 Accepting New Patients! 8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The Bartram Park Farmers Market Village Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 3 pm to 7 pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:30 to 2 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarketFresh local produce, honey, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, ethnic foods, plants & more! Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com eyu s 3 2nd & 9 This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Thor, the Dark World, a fantasy, action, adventure for adults and teens to enjoy. Dark elves seem to love a dark world. At least, that seems to be the case when The recent 2013 Nease College Night proved quite successful this year as 70 schools attended and students turned out in numbers to explore the many options before them. Hosted by the IB Booster Club, the event had something for everyone with schools both in state and out of state, private and public. Two speakers presided at the event: John Yancy, admissions o cer at the University of North Florida and Ted Rollins Jacksonville Historical Societys Gingerbread House Extravaganza, a holiday tradition, opens for a nearly three-week run on December 4, showcasing dozens of confection creations made by area professional chefs and everyday citizens. Joining the Extravaganza this year is Mandarins Gilmons Bakery, celebrating its “ rst anniversary in the community. Mandarin residents Beth Hohl Asbury and Emily Lisska serve on the Gingerbread Extravaganza Committee. Gilmons Bakery adds an exciting dimension to the Extravaganza. They are experts in what they do,Ž said Hohl Asbury. The Gonzalez-Etheredge family of Mandarin was a “ rst time gingerbread builder in 2012 and return to the show this year. Jocelyn GonzalezEtheredge said the children are still a little too young to build, but cheer on the adults. In fact, we create and set our theme around the childrens interests,Ž she shared. The Extravaganza, located at the National Register Site, Old St. Andrews, 317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, across from the Veterans Memorial Arena, is often referred to as the most Nease High School hosts college fairBy Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Boostersof Campus Crest, a student housing company. Both offered valuable information and entertained questions after their presentations. The college night was held in the Nease gymnasium where students gathered materials and spoke to school representatives, asking questions and gaining insight. Supporters of the Nease High School fair included Sylvan Learning, Kaplan Test Prep, Tutoring Club, SAT prep Florida and The Learning Specialists.A great local tradition: The Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases communitycreative art show in town.Ž The event showcases varied themes including storybook, fantasy, historic and traditional holiday gingerbread houses. The Gingerbread Extravaganza runs December 4 through December 21, except Sundays. Its open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Although it is a charity event, a donation of $5 per adult and $3 for children over three is suggested. Parking is free. The site adjoining the Gingerbread Extravaganza, the Merrill Museum House, o ers a walk through a typical Jacksonville upper middle class home of a century ago„all in a Victorian setting. The museum house is open 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, except Sunday. Special Gingerbread Extravaganza activities and “ eld trips are also available to schools, seniors and other groups. For more information, please call 665-0064 or email gingerbread@jaxhistory.com.Movie ReviewThor, the Dark WorldDirected by Alan Taylor. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) after thousands of years of captivity, the “ rst thing they seek is a weapon known as the Aether, an indestructible tool that can plunge the universe into darkness. Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, has been cleaning up and saving the nine realms governed by Asgard for the last two years. His goal was to complete these tasks to return to the woman he loves, Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, but now the elves see a chance to “ nd their weapon and destroy Asgard. A heros work is never done. While continuing her study of the scienti“ c anomalies that brought Thor to her two years ago, Jane discovers a portal that brings her into contact with the Aether and puts her life in danger. Now, against the wishes of his father Odin and with the aid of his brother Loki, played respectively by Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston, Thor will “ ght his way through dark elves and seek a way to save Jane and the earth, as well as Asgard. But can he trust a brother who once tried to kill him and their parents? Loss and revenge may guide them both. For one of his “ rst feature “ lm directions, Alan Taylor knocked it out of the park. The “ lm is action-packed while still packed with emotion. From family strife and losses to saving realms and “ ghting elves, the action and story go hand-in-hand, seldom lagging in between. Chris Hemsworth plays a great super hero, even to strangers on a subway. In addition, Tom Hiddleston made Loki the next best thing to being a superhero; hes the bad boy trying a ride on the other side. Natalie Portman has once again played the simple woman, Jane, as plucky and brave, even when faced with dangerous phenomenon and beings that ” y through the air. The story made the sequel engaging and makes you hope for another one. got news?editor@thecreekline.com Happy Holidays!From The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 19 Come visit us at one of our new locations Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek and Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine BEFORE AFTER Complimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841 Holiday SpecialMust present ad for discount offer. Expires 1/30/14. 904-567-3841 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr. J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS Roberto E. Garcia, MD, FACS Open Monday Friday 7AM 6PM to meet the needs of caregivers who work full time or who need some extra time for other daily activities Activities are tailored to mee t the multi-level needs of our clients with memory impairment Nutritious meals and snacks prep ared daily in a safe, secure and state-of-the-art environment Morning transportation available for cli ents living near the River Garden campus Conveniently located just south of I-295 From over 100 hours in summer rehearsals, to countless hours spent practicing each week, the Nease Panther Pride Band is the epitome of the hard work and dedication needed to achieve a goal. This fall, the band competed in several major regional marching competitions and dazzled audiences with their show titled Desert Winds,Ž featuring musical selections such as Arabian NightsŽ from Aladdin and Dust in the WindŽ by Kansas. On November 23, the Nease Band took the “ eld at the FMBC State Championships held in St. Petersburg at the Tropicana Nease Band has best ever marching seasonBy Contributing Writer Sarah HansenDome. In attendance were over 80 of Floridas best high school marching bands of all sizes, which came from all over the state to compete. Following their semi-“ nals performance in the 5A classi“ cation, the Nease Panther Pride Bands score placed them in the top “ ve bands in Class 5A that then advanced to the “ nals competition later in the evening. Between their semi-“ nals and “ nals performances, the band students were buzzing with excitement and rightly so. The marching season for the Panther Pride band was one “ lled with challenges, hard work and many successes, all coming down to their last performance in “ nals. I think we have a di erent level of passion and motivation to take the show weve been given and to run with it,Ž remarked one band student, Riley Scherer, when asked about the bands season. Based on their spectacular performance in “ nals, which earned them a score of 90.13, the Nease Band placed third, a historic feat for the band program. After a great end to an awesome season, many look forward to seeing what the future of the Pride of St. JohnsŽ may hold. was Nick Tripp who put in 16 points. J Michael Plummer, the teams MVP for the season, scored 15 points. Noah Lippy followed up with eight points after going down early in the game with a knee injury. He returned and played through it. In addition to the exemplary play of those three that night, congratulations need to go out to fellow team members Gunnar Hitzeman, Daniel Tatem, Juan Avella, Bobby Kasprzak, Kyle Daetwiler, Gri n King, Kenny Collins, Josh Emerson, Thomas Talbot and Mitchell Fairgrieve, along with junior varsity players including Brandon Carroll, Davis Crenshaw, Chase Raithel, Hayden Tolar, Dylan Harvey, Clayton Chambers, Cooper Jordan and Antonio Colon. The players deserve all the credit,Ž said Coach Whitmer. They made plays when they were needed and played cohesively like a unit throughout the entire game.Ž He added, Coach Stanley did a great job assisting as the year went on and especially tonight.Ž This was the third year in a row that the Flyers have been to the championship game and have won it two out of the last three; their previous championship was in 2011. The Flyers were the league champs back in 2006 as well. That was when now-assistant coach Dalton Stanley was a player on that team. Way to go Flyers! Fruit Cove Flyers cont. from pg. 1Recognize 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. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away.

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Page 20, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com 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 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Visit The UPS Store in Fruit Cove for all of your holiday packing and shipping needs. Learn To Read of St. Johns County (LTR) announced the 2013 Student and Tutor of the Year and welcomed four new board members during its recent annual meeting. Ecuador native Francesca Sanchez was named Student of the Year for her outstanding achievement in learning to read and write English and receiving her American citizenship in less than one year. Joe Cinney, Esq. was selected Tutor of the Year for his implementation of twice weekly classes of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other On Friday, November 8, beneath a clear blue sky, over 1400 children and sta honored local veterans and their families with the annual Liberty Parade held at St. Johns Countys only K-8 school, Liberty Pines Academy. The parade is an ongoing tradition at LPA which fosters recognition of those who have fought for Americas freedom. Principal Judith Thayer told the crowd that in order to recognize local men and women who had fought for this country, the word libertyŽ was chosen to be the centerpiece of the school name when it opened in 2008. Thayer continued, Within the concept of liberty are the ideals of freedom and self-determination which are ideas that have made America strong. Our children have learned that freedom isnt free and it comes at a cost.Ž The Oldest City Detachment #383 Marine Corps of St. Augustine presented the colors. Student Council President Lucy Story led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance and spoke of her grandfather, a veteran, who fought for the freedom of the nation. The parade opened with the LPAs “ rst generation of kindergarten students escorted outside by the eighth graders. Together they sang We Love the USA.Ž Successive grade levels of students sang songs which included Youre a Grand Community First Credit Union, based in Jacksonville, celebrated the opening of its 17th branch o ce with a commemoration of the new location on Friday, November 22. The Bartram Branch at 13910 Village Lake Circle in South Jacksonville represents an expansion for the credit union. Credit union employees and leaders as well as Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and representatives from the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. This new branch stands as a testament to our commitment to serve our 107,000 members where they live or work,Ž said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First Credit Union. Bartram Park is an area that has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. We are excited to see the impact of this growth and the opening of so many businesses both big and small.Ž The Bartram branch will serve the more than 1,500 credit union members who live within a “ ve-mile radius plus another 2,000 to 3,000 who will eventually join the credit union. The lo-Learn To Read names student and tutor of 2013; welcomes four new board membersLanguages) and for tutoring one-on-one with two ESOL students. It is very gratifying to honor Ms. Sanchez and Mr. Cinney for their outstanding achievements,Ž said LTR Executive Director Ann Breidenstein. Francesca has shown us how much can be attained with hard work and perseverance, and Joe epitomizes the dedication and caring of our LTR tutors.Ž Breidenstein also welcomed new LTR board members Cathy Brown, retired executive director of Council on Aging; Heidi Eddins, Esq., retired, general council for Florida East Coast Railway; Susan Harry, retired, president of Anastasia Advertising and a past president of Learn To Read of St. Johns County; and Valerie Peischel Mull, director of the St. Johns County Main Library, and past board member of LTR. Learn To Read, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that has provided free literacy skills assessment and tutoring in basic literacy and math to St. Johns County adults 16 years of age and older for 27 years. LTR tutors students preparing to take the GED exam or other vocational or professional exams. It provides tutoring for reaching personal goals, including writing checks, reading medicine labels, getting a drivers license or earning their American citizenship. LTR works with St. Francis House, the Homeless Coalition, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and other social services agencies to recruit adult students who want to improve their skills so they can change their lives. Through partial funding by the United Way, St. Johns County, Christ Church at Serenata and with the generous support of the community, LTR is able to provide the necessary materials to assist its students, as well as to recruit and train volunteer tutors. For information about becoming a tutor or helping LTR, please call Charlotte at 826-0011. Liberty Pines Academy hosts annual Liberty ParadeContributed by Diana Sarama, Liberty Pines AcademyOld Flag,Ž American Heroes,Ž Thank You SoldiersŽ and the School House Rock Preamble.Ž Service men and women were recognized and stood at attention when the LPA Band played the Armed Forces March.Ž The morning concluded with the entire school, most of whom were dressed in red, white and blue, and waving ” ags, serenading all visitors with God Bless the USA.Ž A regular to the parade could be overhead saying to others, This is an amazing event. It gives me great hope for America. I am proud of all these children and of this school. I am proud to be an American.ŽCredit union opens new branch in South Jacksonvillecation features a state-of-the-art interior with dialogue towersŽ which replace traditional tellers and create an integrated, online experience for customers who have moved away from cash transactions. The new branch building is a green design and is Silver LEED Certi“ ed, as recognized by the United States Green Building Council. It was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners and completed by Auld and White Constructors. Community First Credit Union started construction on the expansion branch in March 2013 while announcing its most successful year in history. Community First Credit Union administers The Community First Cares Foundation, the only own non-pro“ t foundation administered by a credit union in Jacksonville.

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 21 YOUR CHILD DESERVES THE BEST POSSIBLE START.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 Drive904-230-2002 GoddardSchool.com 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. BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life. 904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed I am a hair stylist working in the Mandarin area with over 20 years in the beauty industry.Nancy Neff Calypsosalonwww.hairartistrybynancy.com New clients Receive 50% o Vaild ONLY with Nancy Must ll out the appointment request online. EXP 1/15/14 November 8, 2013 was the date of MCEs annual performance to honor our local heroes. Although the program changes every year, thanks to the creativity of music teacher Paige Neal, the meaning behind the performance remains the same. The Mill Creek community is rich with military heroes. Having the National Guard state headquarters located in St. Augustine as well as the new Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home located on State Road 16, one does not have to look far to “ nd a military hero to thank. The program this year featured the “ rst graders at Mill Creek. After Principal Amanda Riedl welcomed all in attendance, the “ rst graders led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. The performance included the singing of The Star Spangled Banner,Ž a poem entitled VeteransŽ followed by another song, Thank a Vet.Ž The conclusion of the ceremony featured everyone standing and singing together God Bless AmericaŽ as all the veterans in attendance made way to the stage for a heros recognition. This program is one of the most important activities on the school calendar. This event took the work of many members of the Mill Creek family; Mrs. Pearson and the student council was in charge of the Hero Hospitality Room, which was set up in the teachers lounge as a place for honored guests to enjoy refreshments after the performance. The “ rst graders at Hickory Creek Elementary School celebrated the “ fth annual BookA-Ween on October 30. Lots of characters showed up this year to join in the fun! Some of the children were dressed as Cli ord, Biscuit, Fancy Nancy, Junie B. Jones, Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House, Dorothy, Pete the Cat and The Man in the Tall Yellow Hat from Curious George. Others wore costumes to look like pirates, princesses, knights and many, many more! Book-A-Ween was designed to build excitement about stories and characters and to share that enthusiasm with others,Ž said Laura Eads, “ rst grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary. Students are encouraged to dress as a character Hickory Creek rst graders dress as favorite book charactersBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott Laura Eads and her rst grade class.from a favorite story, bring a copy of the book to school and retell the story to their classmates.Ž After all the students were done presenting, they enjoyed a Halloween-themed lunch. Some of the menu items included mummy dogs, spooky spaghetti with meatballs, mummy pizzas, fresh veggies and even bread bones. To top it o each class made a special dessert. Some children had apples and caramel while others ate skeleton cupcakes or monster cookies. Honoring Our HeroesŽMCE holds its annual Veterans Day programBy Contributing Writer Wendi BrothersMs. Henry baked delicious cupcakes and Mrs. DeWitt, with the safety patrols, helped guide the guests to their seats. The Mill Creek student body is rich with military in” uence. Many students have military parents that have spent time deployed over seas “ ghting to ensure our countrys freedoms remain intact. There are many students who have grandparents, aunts and uncles that have served or are serving. Even still there are members of the Mill Creek sta that have served or have spouses that are serving. To name a few: Je rey Gamel, Robert Davis, Dion James and Nicole Orletskis husband. With so many threads of military in” uence woven within the Mill Creek family, it is no surprise that Veterans Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the school year. In addition to this amazing performance, MCE continues appreciation of the military by Adopting a VeteranŽ at the Clyde Lassen VA nursing home for Christmas. Classrooms and individuals are taking stars that have the veterans wish list on one side and the branch of the military they served on the other. The participants will purchase the items on the list and bring back to school. The gifts will be delivered to the nursing home before school is out for Christmas break for distribution by the nursing home sta Thank you to all of our military heroes. Mill Creek Elementary School salutes you! 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! n e ? Teen Volunteer OrientationThurs., Dec.12 • 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your rst service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

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Page 22, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will “ nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Great Selection of Unique Holiday Gifts! www.research.net/s/190262 www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! St. Johns Endodontics currently operates in Jacksonville and Dr. John Sullivan has recently expanded to North St. Johns County. This new location is located just west of Interstate 95 on County Road 210. This is a state-of-the-art facility o ering the latest in technology that includes: digital radiography, Merrill Lynch donated 120 cheerfully decorated baskets of food to Community Hospice which will be distributed to home care and Community PedsCare patients and their families in time for Thanksgiving. This is the 16th year Merrill Lynch has been donating themed food baskets to Community Hospice during this time of year. A big thank you for their continued commitment to provide these gifts of love,Ž said Dan Batty, manager of volunteer services for Community Hospice. This event started at the request of a Merrill Lynch associate as a way to give back to Community Hospice for the services and support provided to patients and their family. The tradition has carried on ever since. Endodontics practice expands to St. Johns Dr. John Sullivan and Dr. Laura Sullivan3-D imaging and microscopes. This new location is a stand-alone building that is shared with his wife Dr. Laura Sullivan of St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry. As an endodontist, Dr. Sullivan performs root canal therapy to the highest standard and is dedicated to ensuring patient comfort. He is a Board-Certi“ ed Endodontist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. His endodontic certi“ cate, master of science in dental sciences and DMD degrees were awarded by the University of Florida. Additional degrees include a mechanical engineering master of science from the University of Colorado and biological engineering bachelor of science from North Carolina State University. Dr. Sullivan and his sta at St. Johns Endodontics are dedicated to providing their patients with an individualized, caring, treatment approach. His treatment is the highest quality, most technologically advanced endodontic care available. Dr. Sullivans treatment is performed with the aid of a surgical operating microscope to ensure his patients get the best treatment possible. He o ers advanced 3-D imaging to aid in rendering a de“ nitive diagnosis for his patients. Dr. Sullivan is dedicated to informing his patients of their situation and treatment options and thus allows his patients to make the treatment decision that is best for them.Community Hospice receives Thanksgiving baskets We love this event and the opportunity to give back to Community Hospice,Ž said Jessica Esquierdo, a Merrill Lynch employee. Every year the week after Halloween I start receiving messages from associates wanting to know if we will be doing the Thanksgiving baskets again. The Merrill Lynch employees get excited to participate in the basket decorating contest and I am always amazed at their creativity„they keep getting bigger and better.Žgot news?editor@thecreekline.com A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Sunday • Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities.water lessVisit www. oridaswater.com Happy Holidays!From The CreekLine The Liberty Pines Academy Eighth Grade Ambassadors helped to pick up, organize and box food for the annual drive. Coach Angela Rudds helping hands made the sorting go much easier. The total collection was 1,916 items which is over 1,850 pounds of food. Students in Jill Herkels Drama class and Coach Alan Eisenhuths P.E. class loaded the food into vehicles for transport to the food pantries. Lauren Siatkas fourth grade classroom brought in the most, an amazing 161 food items! They are the winners of the canned food drive, but in reality we are all winners for helping to meet the needs of our neighbors in St. Johns County. Thank you to all who donated food to the drive. It is through your empathy and generosity that we are able to give to others during a time when they need friends to help them out. Liberty Pines Academy cares!Liberty Pines cares!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 23 Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Our #1 Priority: Your Children!Classes are exciting and motivating! www.starlightjax.com Holiday Camps in December Join the Fun!We are conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. Star ightGYMNASTICSHoliday Special!Bring in this ad and receive$15 OFFfrom your First Session feeValid until 1/7/14 Okay, lets face it. Creekside is a pretty incredible school. Not to brag, but were sort of the Beyonc of high schoolsƒ weve got programs that are pretty irreplaceable! All joking aside, Creeksides academies (and their extraordinary torchbearers) are making incredible strides for students education„while receiving national attention! Creekside is home to two Career Academies: the Emerging Technology and Environmental and Urban Planning Academy. These groups of elective courses provide 660 students with the opportunity for industry certi“ cation. Certi“ cations are like professional endorsements and serve as testimonies to colleges and future employers that a student has taken initiative and really knows his or her stu Academies yield educational experiences in more ways than one. Angela Hensley, career specialist and conductor of Creeksides academy train, shares, These courses give the students an opportunity to study an area in which they feel they could one day have a career... Participating in one of our Academies allows the students to discover if this “ eld of study is right for their future, instead of waiting until they are in college and changing majors several times.Ž Academies put a special emphasis on hands-on, projectbased learning, which student Joseph Mace feels is a good way to balance sitting in class and listening and actually doing hands-on workƒ I know that from all that Ive done and learned, that itll prepare me for college and hopefully my career as an engineer.Ž Creeksides Academy of Emerging Technology is a learning community dedicated to building understanding of St. Johns County Virtual School (SJVS) elementary students, who attend school via the internet, have the opportunity to attend monthly socialization and discovery outings where they can enjoy time with their teachers and peers, while learning more about the world around them in a safe and structured environment away from their computers. In September, the “ rst outing of the year was a huge success as the students explored the intriguing exhibits at The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville. Students walked through the museum and were excited to see and explore the exhibits that reinforced what they have been learning in their virtual school curriculum. This included a series of interactive displays that introduced them to the human body and its physiology; the water worlds, where they viewed various aquarium exhibits; and then a trip through history as students travel back in time through Northeast Florida, where they saw many With the holidays fast approaching and Thanksgiving already past, Nease High School is looking for any possible opportunities to give to the community this holiday season and perhaps make life a little better for members of the community with struggles that may prevent them from celebrating this time of year. Last month, Nease ran a food drive for Thanksgiving in which di erent education departments, school-wide, collected ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal. The school asked students to bring in nonperishable items to organize into gift baskets and present to families of the community who needed the help. The drive was very successful and was able to collect food to provide Thanksgiving meals to several families in the community. Additionally, Nease High Schools International Baccalaureate (IB) program held a Blessings in a BackpackŽ drive which ran through December 6. This service e ort provided IB students with the opportunity to give to the community each week by purchasing, packing St. Johns Virtual Elementary School is going placesBy Contributing Writer Melissa Kowieski, MEd., SJVS Elementary Teacherof Floridas native animals. The children also got to explore outer space through the new Great Balls of Fire!Ž exhibit where they learned more about comets, asteroids and meteors. October o ered a wonderful fall outing to Sykes and Cooper Farm, where students hiked through the corn maze, went on a hay ride, bounced on a huge blow up popper and learned about farm animals and produce that can be grown on local farms. It was a fun day on the farm! The November outing was to the Material Recovery Facility in Jacksonville where students learned “ rst-hand what happens to the materials that they put out by the curb each week for the recycle company to collect. They suited up with protective glasses and re” ective vests and walked the busy, noisy ” oor to see how each machine sorted materials and worked. It was very exciting to see the huge magnetic conveyor belt quickly pull metal cans out of the paper, cardboard and aluminum items as they moved swiftly by. Stu-CHS HappeningsMovie not required for Academy AwardsBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentNease HappeningsNease heightens service to community this holiday seasonBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentup, picking up and delivering food for 100 students at The Webster School in St. Augustine. The students were able to earn service hours and give to the community in a way that would bless the lives of many. The IB program will also be holding an event at the Westminster Woods retirement home to share the holiday spirit with some of the seniors in our community on Saturday, December 14. Students will get the chance to make holiday cards, sing or play Christmas carols and bake cupcakes. Students will be able not only to earn service hours at this event, but also spend time with the elders of our community and spread the holiday spirit. In the end, Nease students should be proud of the many service opportunities that their school has taken advantage of this holiday season. These e orts to serve the community have helped spread the spirit of this time of year by helping families throughout the community enjoy their time together and have provided help for those many in our community who could use a hand. dents were actively engaged and had the opportunity to interact with the employees to learn the numerous bene“ ts of recycling. SJVS teachers have planned a fun in-house activity at the First Coast Technical Center for Decembers activity. There, students will get together to decorate gingerbread houses and create many other fun winter crafts and treats. It will be a great time for everyone as we begin to wrap up the “ rst semester of the school year. SJVS currently has 63 students enrolled in the public school program and the second semester open enrollment will continue through January 7. For more information about joining this growing family, please contact the Virtual O ce at 547-8080 or visit the website at www-sjvs.stjohns.k12.” .us.current and future technologies. Students work with di erent content-creation platforms, such as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro within the New Media branch, as well as networking education, training students within Cisco Systems, preparing students for IT jobs as a part of the networking sector. According to its o cial description, Creeksides Academy for Environmental and Urban Planning prepare[s] students as surveying technicians, mapping technicians, civil engineers, surveyors and urban plannersŽ on the Urban side, as well as enhancing the knowledge of the federal state and local regulations, ecosystems awareness, water quality issues, air quality issuesŽ and other ecological topics within the Environmental branch. Hensley is happy to report, The Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning was awarded Model status from the National Career Academy Coalition. This is the highest ranking an academy can earn.Ž This means that our program exceeded the 10 National Standards of Practice that establish academies as being Model.Ž Kevin Davenport, Ali Pressel and Hensley, accompanied by district sta traveled to Arizona in October to the NCAC Annual Conference to accept this prestigious award. So whats the secret? Whats Creeksides Chemical X, added to the sugar, spice and everything nice? Its no surpriseƒ its our teachers. Along with the Urban and Environmental Planning teachers, Kathy Sinardi and Lynda Kelley form a team of dynamic and zealous educators. Without these dedicated teachers,Ž con“ des Hensley, the academies would not be as successful as they are right now!Ž Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919

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Nearly 40 classes a week, from 6am to 7:45pm! Coming Soon~ New Location in Fleming Island early 2014! First class always FREE! www.yoga-den.com (904) 268-8330 $695 for 1 year UNLIMITED Membership This year the FCMS Drama Club is producing the play My Son Pinocchio Jr. This is a parody of the Disney movie Pinocchio and if you have seen the movie Geppetto you will know what the play is like. The main di erence is we will be much better than the movie. I know this because I have insider knowledge. I am in the show and play Sue, a rebellious fairy in training. The play is coming along very nicely. We are working very hard on making sure it will be a wish come true. There is a lot that has changed about how we are doing the show this year. For the “ rst time we are having a Saturday performance. We are also presenting the play in April instead of March. The ages of our cast members span from sixth to eighth grade, including a large number of sixth graders. As a matter a fact the lead role of Pinocchio is played by sixth grader, Talon Sisneroz. He is a very good Dr. Laura Sullivan believes going to the dentist should be relaxing and fun. With this goal in mind she has opened St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry. The team welcomes parents to accompany their child and allows plenty of time to provide individualized attention and care. The new o ce is located on County Road 210 just east of Interstate 95. This state-of-theart facility has been designed to ensure children have access to the most current, conservative and comfortable dental care available. When you enter the o ce you will experience a modern and refreshing environment. Artistic, bright, and colorful„ the innovative o ce design will make going to the dentist a special and fun experience. Dr. Laura Sullivan is a Board Certi“ ed Pediatric Dentist specializing in oral health care for The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) recently honored the St. Johns County Medical Examiners Of“ ce with accreditation recognizing the agency for meeting or exceeding national performance standards. Charged with providing crucial services that touch St. Johns County families during some of the most sensitive and vulnerable times in their lives, Medical Examiner O ce sta members approach their mission with utmost objectivity and a sincere compassion for those whove been left behind. The o ce determines the cause and manner of death under circumstances that include homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, tra c fatalities, suspicious deaths and infant deaths. Sta members conduct forensic investigations, perform autopsies, issue death certi“ cates and work closely with various tissue and organ procurement agencies as a service to the families in the community. A state-mandated, countyadministered agency, the St. Johns County Medical Examiners o ce provides expertise for the civil and criminal justice system and serves St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties. Appointed by the governor in 2011, Dr. Predrag Bulic leads an o ce of six, including two forensic investigators, which processes more than 300 cases annually. The o ce is dedicated to providing accurate, timely FCMS Drama Club has no stringsBy Contributing Writer Hannah Silverstein, Fruit Cove Middle School Studentsinger to go along with all of the wonderful musical numbers such as Just Because its Magic,Ž When You Wish Upon a Star,Ž Ive Got No StringsŽ and Since I Gave My Heart Away.Ž Of course, there are many more songs and they may sound familiar, as they are mostly all from the movies Pinocchio and Geppetto. The show dates are in the middle of April and I hope that we have a great turnout. I know that it will be an amazing show.St. Johns County Medical Examiner O ce recognized with national accreditationand thorough death investigations for families of the deceased and law enforcement. Dr. Bulic is a member of the Florida Department of Health Leadership Council, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and Florida Association of Medical Examiners. Prior to serving in St. Johns County, he worked in Volusia County and Broward County and served as an emergency room physician in Belgrade of the former Yugoslavia. The St. Johns County o ce encourages educational development within the “ eld and serves as training location for those entering a variety of related careers including criminal justice, nursing and forensic pathology. NAME accreditation is the model for superior national forensic standards and is often the guideline utilized by international forensic agencies. During the accreditation process, NAME evaluates an organization on expertise regarding a variety of criteria including investigations, forensic death examinations, personnel quali“ cations and facilities. In addition, radiology and histology, reporting and recording, security and mass disaster plans are also evaluated. The St. Johns County Medical Examiners o ce initiated the accreditation process in 2012. NAME forensic pathologists conducted a two-day inspection of the facilities in June and announced the o ces full accreditation in August. The endorsement is a “ ve-year certi“ cation. Seven of the 24 Medical Examiner Districts in Florida have received accreditation and only 65 agencies throughout the United States accomplished the goal. Pediatric dentist opens local o ceinfants, children, and teenagers, including those with special healthcare needs. Dr. Sullivan completed both dental school and a specialty program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida, where she served as chief resident. Prior to dental school Dr. Sullivan earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical science from the University of South Florida. Before opening St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sullivan has been working in private practice in Ocala and North Florida. St. Johns Pediatric Dentistrys commitment is to help children learn to care for their smiles for life, with an emphasis on prevention and health. The team is specially trained to provide children with individualized care that is tailored to their needs in a relaxed and friendly environment. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers! UNDER $20, $40 and $75. GIVE SMILES $19. 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This cuts down on materials used and fossil fuels that power planes or cargo ships needed to transport products made overseas. € According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 40 percent of all battery sales take place during the holidays. Consumers concerned about the e ect of batteries on the environment can give only battery-free gifts. € Make your own gifts. Not all gifts have to be bought at the store. There are many meaningful gifts that can be made by hand and homemade gifts cut back on potentially harmful production practices and transportation. € Rely on natural items when decorating your home. When decking the halls this holiday season, collect pine cones and holly from outdoors and make garlands from ra a or vines. These materials can be put into compost heaps or ground up into mulch later on. € Cut back on lighting by reducing the number of lights you string up on your home and choosing energy-e cient lights. 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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 25 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102 Julington Creek, FL 32259 Fruit Cove/Julington Creek Modern Healthcare magazine has announced Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene as the winner of its 2013 Community Leadership Award. The magazine began this recognition last year to honor healthcare executives for their e orts to improve the health and well-being of people in their communities. Nominations were accepted for several months and Modern Healthcare editorial leaders chose 10 “ nalists from the national pool of nominees. Pro“ les of each of the 10 “ nalists were posted on the Modern Healthcare website and online votes were accepted between August 5 and September 20. The overall winner was chosen by a combination of online voting and nomination review by senior editors at Modern Healthcare. I see this award not as a personal recognition as much as a re” ection of our mission at Baptist and the ful“ llment of our community social responsibility,Ž Greene said. YOU are going to sleep in a hotel made of ice?Ž questioned my friend Colleen. But, youre always cold, even here in Florida.Ž True,Ž I said. I never wear shorts to the movies and always carry a sweater into the grocery store. But, Ive become quite an adventurer and staying in Quebecs Ice Hotel sounded like a challenge. I arrived at the Hotel de Glace, a 44-room icetablishment,Ž along with three others at 8:45 p.m. Not a time I would ordinarily check-in at a hotel, but rooms dont open for overnight guests until 9:00 p.m. Annual construction takes a team of 50 people working day and night for six weeks. First they lay a 15,000-ton snow foundation. Then, snow is blown around metal molds. After three days the molds are removed. Finally, 500 tons of ice blocks are carved into furniture, columns and sculptures. My group discovered a vaulted chapel with an etched ice altar. Apparently some diehard brides get married inside the frozen sanctuary, arriving like the Snow Queen on a sleigh pulled by white horses. Next, we hit the disco where pulsating music and neon lights bounced around the alabaster walls. A glass enclosed “ replace ” ickered near the corner drawing me to the ” ames like a true thin-blooded On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Nease NJROTC Academics Brain Brawl team competed in a meet hosted by Bishop Kenny High School. The cadets competed against 18 other area schools. They were tested on the skills of Naval Science knowledge with bonus rounds of random subjects. Nease took third place overall and this quali“ es them for the Regional Brain Brawl championship in the spring.A night in the Ice HotelBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Local CEO earns award for community leadershipGreene has dedicated countless hours to community service, serving in leadership roles on numerous boards, including the Sulzbacher Center, United Way of Northeast Florida, the University of North Florida and JAX Chamber. He was the founding chair of JaxCare, a program for the working uninsured and, as chair of the Sulzbacher Center Board, he received the Excellence in Healthcare Award for his e orts on behalf of the homeless. Additional awards include the 2006 Leadership Jacksonville Community Trustee Award, 2012 OneJax Humanitarian Award and the 2013 University of North Floridas Coggin College of Business Distinguished Business Leader Award. Hugh is a trusted community leader and is always at the table when the most important issues in our community are being discussed,Ž said Baptist Health Board of Directors Chair Robert Hill Jr.Floridian. But, I realized it didnt emit any heat. Bartenders served drinks in oversized ice cube glasses. The glass chilled my already numbed “ ngers, but the libation slid a welcoming blaze down my throat. I could have sipped another, but I was going to sleep in a room more comfortable to a polar bear than human. I didnt want to leave my sleeping bag for a bathroom call. Around 11:00 p.m., we attended a required training class. The instructor explained the secret to staying warm was to start warm. I was told to soak for 15 minutes in an outdoor hot tub and then dash into a dry sauna. This process would warm my body before donning sleepwear. Once clad, I raced down a hallway and entered an arched ceiling room dominated by a bed of ice. The bed was topped with a thin piece of plywood, a small mattress and brown fuzzy bedspread. So, how did I survive? Guests receive sleeping bags with a special liner. You “ nagle your way into this thin shroud before getting into the mummy shaped outer bag. Once in, you tighten the sleeping bags face straps to completely encase your body. I tugged and twisted but couldnt get the straps snug, so I put on my spare ski hat with ear ” aps and tied it under my chin. The only thing exposed to the arctic air was my face. And, baby it was cold. Im sure my schnoze looked like Rudolphs with frostbite. The North Pole-like air chapped my skin and I fought with myself to relax and go to sleep. I tried slow meditative breathing; however, lying in this inhospitable dark environment made me feel very alone. Eventually I ignored the discomfort, managed to let go and nod o Who knows what time it was when I awoke in total darkness. I could see nothing. I hummed and went back to sleep. The next time I awoke I swear sunlight was creeping in. How could that be? My room had no windows. I rolled onto my back and looked up. There, o to the side of the bed gaped a hole in the roof. Snow was gently falling as if Tinkerbelle was shaking fairy dust down the opening. The sight was mesmerizingly beautiful, but only for a minute. I was chilled and my bladder was full. A thought occurred to me as I scampered back to warmth: Id slept the night in the Ice Hotel. I survived persistent cold and raw aloneness and if I could withstand that, I must be resilient. What next? www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.

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Page 26, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com Celebrate New Years Eve In Style On the Bank of the St. Johns River Come for the party only $75 per person!Call today for reservations 904-287-2525 space is limited.Live DJ Dancing Heavy Hors doeuvres* 2 Free Drink Tickets Cash Bar Overnight accommodations including the party and New Years Day breakfast start at $138.For more details visit: MarywoodCenter.org/NewYearsEve For many, holiday shopping for the angler in their life can be a di cult and dreaded event. The number of products that are speci“ cally made to get a “ sh out of the water, into a cooler and eventually into a frying pan can be a bit overwhelming for anyone. With thousands of di erent items available through a variety of di erent sources, it is easy to see why gift cards have become a viable option for many. Taking the dread and dif“ culty out of gift shopping for your “ shing person is an obtainable goal. First you must know their “ shing preferences such as fresh or saltwater. You also have to know the species of “ sh they like to target, such as bream and bass or red“ sh and trout. This information alone is enough for most tackle stores to be able to supply you with an endless array of tackle and equipment. The next two things you need to know that should make your shopping easier are as follows. One, your “ shing person never has enough tackle and equipment and two, even when tackle and equipment are duplicated it is a good thing. Because this is a mindset that exists for nearly all anglers, it will almost be impossible to get it wrong. Finally, to make shopping really easy there are “ shing relatedŽ gifts that will “ t all anglers for any occasion. These are gifts that require little knowledge of your persons “ shing habits, but will always be appreciated and one day put to use. We can start our “ shing related gift list with clothing. Fishing shirts, pants, hats and caps all make great gift ideas and are easy shopping. Dont forget a pair of anti-slip deck shoes to complete an out“ t. Polarized sunglasses are a must for anyone that spends time around the water and will be put to immediate use. For safety, an in” atable life vest is a good idea for any angler, especially for those that like to “ sh solo. Tools of the trade such as “ let knives, knife sharpeners and “ shing pliers are also must haves even if The Creeks Football League (CFL) Outlaws Pee Wee Gold team has secured the title of Southeast Regional Champions! The Outlaws advance to Pop Warner National Championship competition beginning December 7 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. They are the “ rst St. Johns team to advance to nationals! Congratulations to the players, coaches, team moms and parents! Coaches/Team Moms: Head Coach Mike Hughes, Angelo Vespi, Paul Blazejowski, Ike Keene, Don Abbey, Brad Denny, Robb Muley, Greg Helm, Kelly Helm and Pam Bowser.Durbin Creek Elementary school students, parents, families and sta took a journey Congratulations, Outlaws! Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaDurbin Creek hosts Worlds FairBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, Corresponding Secretary, DCE PTO Students showing off their Durbie passportaround the world on Friday, November 8. The PTO sponsored the “ rst Family Night Out of the year with the event chaired by Reisha Rust and Angie Conlan. The event was jammed packed with entertainment including a Polynesian revue, Russian and Greek dancing, Chinese dragon dancers and a French mime. The participants were able to make crafts from around the world, like Japanese origami, Indian Rangoli designs and Chinese painting. On our “ eld there was a zip line through Zimbabwe, castle jump in England, Tour de France and rock wall climb Mount Everest Tibet. If you still had the energy, teachers were sharing stories from Africa, the Appalachians and other amazing places around the world. The students also got to decorate Durbie, our school mascot and take him on the journey with them. They were able to get him stamped as their passport. We were able to not just think globally, but also give locally! Items were collected throughout the day for children in our community who are being placed in foster care. Both Emiles Pack of Hope and St. Johns County ASSIST program bene“ ted from the donations. Items like stu ed animals, school supplies, backpacks and hygiene products were donated. What a wonderful night Durbin Worlds Fair was!duplicated. With “ shing regulations being as di cult as they are today a color pictured “ sh identi“ cation book is a must and then there are always tackle boxes, gear bags, coolers and more. Holiday shopping for your special angler no longer has to be a dreaded or di cult event. Understanding their “ shing preferences, their mindset on tackle and having a “ shing related gift list to shop with can help make this years shopping an enjoyable event. Fishing Report: Best bet is speckled perch (crappie) in deeper holes in local creeks. Take the kids bream “ shing in a local pond on a warmer pretty day. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. 209-6190 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.We Need a Home! Hello! Our names are River & Rose and we are sisters. We are approximately 10 months old and current on all vaccines, but still need to be spayed. We are very affectionate pets who love attention. When not curled up in your lap, we love to play with our fellow feline friends and look out the window. Please visit us at the SJC Pet Center and give us a forever home!

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 27 TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.comGet 30% o your purchase of a gift certicate from S & J this Christmas season and make it a gift that they will remember. Oer valid through December 31st 2013. Give a Living Gift! Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Available! Marienhof Kennels It is often the case that eagerly awaited fall weather is slow to arrive. While northerners are skiing in near blizzard conditions, we can be basking in the sublime upper 70s to lower 80s! As December approaches though, change is in the air and being prepared to deal with cold snaps will help enormously when you need to protect tender plants. Happily, frost blankets are widely available. These lightweight, synthetic ” eece covers can keep temperatures at least “ ve degrees higher The Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC) fall membership drive and the 2013 fall sports season at CHS are now history. Funds raised by memberships, concession stand pro“ ts, sale of authentic Knights apparel, sponsors and other fundraisers help to o set costs of the athletic programs at CHS. Every athlete and every sport is a benefactor of these funds. Here are just a few of the ways how the Booster Club was able to help the CHS athletic programs and the school recently: New uniforms for the football team were purchased, as were bleachers for the tennis program and wrestling mats; travel costs were supplemented for state bound members of the cross country and the swim/dive team. They have approved the purchase of new goals for soccer and new equipment for baseball and softball. Winter sports programs for basketball, soccer and wrestling are now underway as is the winter Booster Club membership drive. Please consider joining and please try to come out and enjoy some Creekside basketball, soccer and wrestling this season. The past months have been quite busy for the scouts of Troop 280. In October, several scouts participated in a scuba diving certi“ cation class with Troop 718 and enjoyed a great dive at Devils Den in Central Florida. You can see a short video at the troop website: www.julingtoncreekscouts.com. We also had a group of scouts go backpacking in Suwannee River State Park, where they cooked all of their meals on lightweight backpacking stoves and practiced “ rst aid simulations on the trail. November brought the much anticipated Zombie ApocalypseŽ campout. Several scouts also attended an outing to IFly in Orlando with a skydiving simulator and a trip to DeLeon Springs State Park afterwards. The boys have also been busy with local community 1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet Tara Hogan, DVM287-5570M-F – 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond Gardening: Falling into winterBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASand thicker covers will do even better. For tender in-ground plants, make sure to cover them completely, taking the blanket right down to the ground to trap warmer air and secure it against the wind. If a couple of cold nights are forecast, just leave these blankets in place, but if you use plastic, keep it o foliage as much as possible to avoid damage from cold transmission and then at least partly remove it during the day to avoid overheating. Old sheets and blankets also work, but may damage plants if they get wet and rest on the foliage for too long. Young citrus should be protected by heaping up soil, mulch or sand over the graft union; make sure to remove it after the danger has passed. If you have larger tropical plants in pots you might move them indoors. If you use an uninsulated garage for this purpose, a hard freeze could take the temperature inside lower than some plants might tolerate. If the pots have been well watered, as all plants should be before a cold snap, their roots will not necessarily be damaged. Cool-season vegetables should be coming on well. Keep scouting regularly for pests and treat with mild insecticides like soaps or oils if you “ nd more insects than youre comfortable with. For information on what to plant now, check out the November/December edition of A New Leaf: http://duval.ifas.u” edu/documents/ANewLeafNovDec2013.pdf. Even into December it is possible to plant some of the hardier vegetables and herbs that su er in our summer heat usually do well in the cooler months. Decorative vegetables like chard, with red and yellow stems, can be added to ” owerbeds. If you like ornamental cabbage, why not consider using the edible kind? Kales can look very lovely, tinged with lavender and crinkly edged or with dark blue-green strappy leaves. You may have to look beyond the big box stores to “ nd unusual varieties. Since narcissus can be planted in late November or early December and Im a sucker for an English spring, Im planting some this year. They dont always do well here, needing cold weather to promote ” owering. Those that are designated as earlyŽ may do better and paperwhites are usually successful. I shall plant my bulbs in well-draining soil in a good sunny spot and apply a bulb fertilizer to get them going. Leaving their foliage to die back after they ” ower returns energy to the bulbs and prepares them to bloom the following year. Gardeners live in hope.The Creekside Athletic Booster club is spearheading a new only to Creekside incentive program called S.C.O.R.E. (Sports, Teams for, Community Out Reach and Education) Each athletic team at Creekside will be participating in some sort of community service Several teams have already volunteered this school year. Football sold red t-shirts and donated all pro“ ts to the American Heart Association. The cross country team volunteered at various charity races, girls cross country organized food baskets for the needy, the swim and dive team raised money for Little Pink Houses of Hope, Breast Cancer and volleyball volunteered at Camp Promise. The Creekside Athletic Booster Club and the athletic department at Creekside not only hope to provide competitive athletic opportunities but to help shape tomorrows leaders and encourage character counts both on and o the “ eld. CKABC board members are also personally driven to give back and support worthy causes. Angie Hiler runs at least four half marathons per year for News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsservice. During the month of October, the boys donated 80 pounds of non-perishable goods to the new Second Harvest Food Warehouse on State Road 16. In conjunction with Pack 280, the troop also participated in Operation Christmas Child to help make Christmas a little brighter for kids across the world. They have been busy working on numerous merit badges and several Eagle candidates are preparing for their Eagle Boards of Review in the coming weeks and months. Other scouts participated in various activities such as assisting with Cub Scout packs, volunteering at Cub-ORee, clean ups at their school and helping out with the River of Life Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. After the holidays, the boys will be preparing for their sixth annual I Love You Very MulchŽ Sale. This helps them raise money to participate in scout activities and earn their own way to summer camp each year, both in sales and the delivery of those many bags of mulch each spring. As always, we appreciate the support of the local community. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from “ ve original members to now over 60. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information. Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: € Who € What € When € Where € Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@thecreekline.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! Teen Anime Club Tuesday, Dec. 17 • 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.News from Creekside Athletic Booster ClubBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside Athletic Booster ClubCHS Athletic Boosters cont. on pg. 28

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Page 28, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com likeŽ us on Facebook “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 12421 San Jose Blvd, Ste 100 ( 904 ) 292-0195 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com Yearly more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and an untold number suer from motion sickness. Although patients complain of similar symptoms, there are dierent treatments available. Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common symptoms prompting patients to visit a physician. Join in as we discuss vertigo, causes and treatment, and how it diers from various balance disorders.Vertigo What is it? What can cause dizziness/imbalance? BPPV Explained What is Vestibular Rehab Therapy? When should you seek treatment from a Physical Therapist? Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 10:00-11:30am FREE Must RSVP 292-0195 Mandarin | St. Johns | WGV www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. Geneva Presbyterian Church invites the St. Johns Community to celebrate the birth of our Savior at two special Christmas Eve services. Our Christmas Eve stable service will be held at 5:00 p.m. This child …friendly service will be held in our sanctuary and all children are invited The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program recently elected o cers to lead the St. Johns County 4-H Association for the 2013/14 year. The 4-H Association serves as an operating board of directors which includes adult and youth representation. The executive committee includes Je Rudolph, chair; Wendy Smith, vice chair; Deborah Edwards, treasurer; and Sara Sachs, secretary. The Association includes 4-H Extension sta Dr. Dan Cantli e, county extension director; Geralyn Sachs, 4-H extension agent; and Kellie Anderson, 4-H program assistant. Also on the board are Dr. Danita Heagy, past chair, Nettie Ruth Brown, Lucille Barnhill, T.J. Jackson, Melanie Morrison, Laurie Simmer, Jeanette Smith, Jeb Smith as well as youth members Allie Anderson and Jared Smith. 4-H is the youth development program of the St. Johns County Cooperative Extension Service„a joint e ort of local county governments, the University of Florida and the United States Department of Agriculture. 4-H is a community of young people from ages “ ve through 18 across America learning leadership, Its been a really rough week. Even after a month of #thankful facebook posts and homeschool co-op parties and Thanksgiving festivities, Ive found it challenging to be happy, kind and patient with my kiddos. In a word, Im being a Grinch. I say Grinch, not Stooge, because Im glad for the happiness around. I dont want to run around yelling BahHumbug! Instead, I want my house to be a retreat from it all. In my Grinch moments, I long to gather all the tinsel and pack up the toys and clap hands over my ears to stop the noise, noise, noise! Am I just feeling a bit maxed out? Is that shopping pancreatic cancer research, while others members also run charity races and help students organize Relay for Life events. Board President Anne Marie Genusa and Vice President Monica Chachra provide leadership and guidance to the CHS sports teams by helping to facilitate and provide ideas. Lets S.C.O.R.E. Knights! Show your Knights spirit! But dont buy the knock-o sƒ Williams Athletics is authorized and now carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. The third annual Running of the Knights will be held on Friday, May 14 at Creekside High School. This is a 5k run/walk, a centipede team race and one mile fun run. Further information about Creekside Athletic Booster Club or upcoming events may be found on the website at www. creeksideknights.com. Go Knights!CHS Athletic Boosters cont. from pg. 27Celebrate Advent! to participate; all you have to do is show up and you will be given a part. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Our Christmas Eve Candlelight service starts at 7:00 p.m. Communion will be served at this traditional service. Both of our Christmas Eve services will be led by our stated supply pastor, Rev. Joe Albright. The community is invited to worship with us on Sunday mornings. We o er Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Various Bible studies and small groups meet throughout the week. On most Wednesdays, we have Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by a childrens program and Bible studies for adults. Come and see why Geneva Presbyterian Church is known as the church where you feel like you are part of the family.Ž Please contact the church o ce at 287-4865 if you have any questions or visit our website at www.genevapresbyterian.org. Geneva Presbyterian Church is located at 1755 State Road 13.Purposeful Parenting: All because of loveBy Allie Olsen list one person too long? Perhaps I should buy break-andbake cookies for that cookie swap? No. Well, yes. Maybe. Maybe Ive forgotten why I do all this. Christmas is not about perfection, its about humility. Christmas is not about performingits all about love. When I walk by the nativity and see that little baby Jesus lying in a manger, Im reminded of Gods gift to me. The perfect gift. Himself. If your littles are crying because you wont let them helpŽ bake cookies because theyll mess them up, maybe its time to play now and bake later. Because Christmas is all about love. If your gifts are perfectly wrapped and the wreath is current and polished nails are unchipped, but the kids are only happy when seated in front of the TV, maybe its time to give your kids the best gift. You! Join me in asking God for the strength to give our early mornings and late nights and all the time in between to our family. Use the coming weeks o school to snuggle on the couch with a book, do chores together and maybe bake some cookies, too. Live life together! Because Christmas isnt about busyness or outward beauty or perfect homes. Christmas is all about love. St. Johns County 4-H announces 20132014 association o cersSubmitted by Dr. Jeff Rudolph, SJC 4-H Association Chaircitizenship and life skills. The organization is divided into clubs that focus on speci“ c interests and skill development that includes, but not limited to, aerospace, ecology, robotics, agricultural and animal sciences, archery and public speaking. There are currently nearly 300 youth who participate in 4-H clubs throughout the county with the help of over 25 4-H volunteers who assist with the delivery of monthly 4-H Club meetings. St. Johns County 4-H Clubs meet at various days/times and locations and are available to all youth ages “ ve through 18 who want to participate in a program that is both fun and educational. For more information about the 4-H Program or to enroll, please visit http://stjohns.ifas.u” edu/4-H.shtml. Caring adults interested in working with youth as a volunteer 4-H Club leader should contact the St. Johns County 4-H O ce by phone at 209-0430 or via email at gsachs@sjc” .us to learn of the many volunteer opportunities within the 4-H Youth Development Program. 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 School Bus SafetyOn a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop.Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop.

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www.thecreekline.com • December 2013 • The CreekLine, Page 29 Please join us for Holiday Worship Services ALL are WelcomeMandarin Location 6595 Columbia Park Court 32258Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm Christmas Day Service Wednesday, December 25 at 10:00 amBaymeadows Location 7860 Southside Blvd 32256Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm Christmas Day Service, Wednesday, December 25 at 11:00 am Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Faith News Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” River of Life UMC announces three Christmas Eve services to be held at the church, located at 2600 Race Track Road in Fruit Cove. The 5:00 p.m. service is familyfriendly,Ž while candlelight services will be held at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to worship during this special season! For additional information, please contact the church at 230-2955. The Switzerland Community Church Choir and Switzerland Dance Company will present a Christmas cantata, My Christmas Wish,Ž at the church on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward in the Caf. Co ee and pastries will be served prior to the 11:00 a.m. encore program on December 15. The community is invited! For additional information, please contact the church at 287-0330. 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 What do matzah ball soup and latkes have in common? Jewish Moms of St. Johns gathered together to share their tips and variations of the traditional chicken soup and matzah ball at a Kosher Klassics class. Just recently, we had a latke cooko in honor of Thanksgivukah,Ž the historic convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Butternut squash and sweet potato latkes and doughnuts were on the menu. Kosher Klassics is a womens cooking class where woman can discover the tradition behind some very popular kosher dishes, perfect their cooking skills, roll up their sleeves, get On Sunday, November 17, 20 youth ages three to 17 gathered at Geneva Presbyterian Church for a food scavenger hunt. The youth were placed into “ ve teams and adults drove the teams to various neighborhoods throughout the St. Johns community to collect non-perishable food items. The teams challenged each other to a contest as to which team could collect the most food in one hour. In the end, over 500 pounds of food was collected. Prizes were given to the team that collected the most food. Following the counting and weighing of all the food collected, all of the teams and their family members celebrated the event with a delicious spaghetti dinner and time of fellowship. All of the food collected will be used to supplement 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 www.memorysourcesjc. com for more information! Mandarin United Methodist Church presents their Christmas musical, The Jesus Gift,Ž on Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Freedom Christian Fellowship invites the community to CHRISTmas AliveŽ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 13 through 15 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. for a dramatic, fun and unforgettable Christmas journey for the whole family! Experience this free 30 minute outdoor, guided walking tour to Bethlehem.Ž Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. Deermeadows Baptist Church presents its annual concert, Carols by Candlelight,Ž on December 15 and 16, at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The concerts feature the churchs 120 member choir and orchestra, soloists, dancers and more in the beautiful Deermeadows sanctuary at 9780 Baymeadows Road (under the steeple just west of the Southside/ Baymeadows intersection). The event is free and open to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is general admission. Well-known and loved seasonal carols will be mixed with newer songs alongside the story of Christmas. The concerts are appropriate for all ages. For more information, please call 642-2200 or visit Deermeadows.org. A Blue Christmas service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 17 at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. This service will be especially for those for whom the Christmas season is a reminder of loss or di cult times. Youth scavenger hunt nets 500 pounds of foodBy Contributing Writer Teri BatchelorGenevas Share the HarvestŽ program which is sponsored by our Presbyterian Women group. Over 50 bags of food were put together along with a $20 Publix gift card to go toward the purchase of perishable items needed to complete Thanksgiving meals. The bags were picked up by the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County to be distributed to needy families in the area so that they can celebrate Thanksgiving. It is Genevas prayer that through the generosity of our congregation and neighboring community, we can spread Gods love and that these bags will be a blessing to St. Johns County families. Women, matzah ball soup and latkesdirty and have a great time. This new program developed by women of the Center for Jewish Life at Chabad of St. Johns County presents an exciting opportunity to meet and enjoy an evening with Jewish women in your area,Ž says Dina Sharfstein, director of the St. Johns Jewish Womens Circle. St. Johns Jewish Womens Circle brings together women with divergent points of view, backgrounds and a liations in an atmosphere of friendship. They join together to have a good time, to explore Jewish themes and to work together to create and enhance community projects. Everyone is welcome. For information about this program or any other Jewish program, please call Chabad St. Johns County at 701-4422 or email Info@JewishSJohnsCounty.com. For upcoming events, please visit www.JewishSJohnsCounty.com. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 30, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com JCP CARES 2013 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEK Bank of America Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic Julington Tire & Auto May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 Starbucks Switzerland Animal Hospital UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch LibraryST. AUGUSTINEBB&T Florida Capital Bank Southeast Branch Library Vystar210 AREA Publix VystarANASTASIA ISLANDAnastasia Island Branch Library BB&THASTINGSHastings Branch Library PALENCIA SPONSORSGold Sponsor: May Management Silver Sponsor: The Creekline DROP OFF ITEMS TO GIVING TREE LOCATIONS BY DEC. 6thFOR MORE INFO CONTACT KATHY BRAVO AT KBRAVO@JCPCARES.ORG www.jcpcares.org Alpha Omega Miracle Home Betty Grin House Big Brothers & Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine Camp I Am Special Career Navigators Program FCTI Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry Cenacle Community Community PedsCare (Pediatric Hospice) Council on Aging Trout Creek Department of Children & Family Services Diamonds in the Rough Dreams Come True EPIC Family Resource Center Good Samaritan Health Clinic Guardian Ad Litem H.A.W.K.E. Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education Healthy Families of St. Johns Home Again St. Johns Homeless Coalition Kids Bridge Life Services of St. Johns county O.U.R. Community Center, Hastings Pie in the Sky S.A.F.E. Saving Animals from Euthanasia SEA Community Center St. Augustine Wild Reserve St. Augustine Youth Services (S.A.Y.S.) St. Francis House St. Gerard Campus St. Johns County Homeless Student Program Wags & WhiskersBB&TBenefitting St. Johns County As winter break approaches, athletes are eager to end 2013 with a bang! Basketball is at its peak as both the boys and girls teams get ready to face the Creekside Knights on December 13. The boys will play at home, while the girls take on the rival team of black and red at their gym. With the boys basketball team having graduated their recognized player of the yearŽ Tyler Irish, they return four other starters this season. I think we have the capability of being pretty good, but we have to work hard in order to get there. Its going to take more than one person to make up for what Tyler meant for our team last year,Ž explains Sean James, a senior and three-year varsity player for the Bears. With a record of 20-7 last season and a close win against Creekside in districts with a score of 48-46, the game will be “ lled with competitive “ re from both sides. The girls basketball team has a challenging game schedule this season and each game prepares them for their overall goal: the state championship. As back-to-back quali“ ers for the “ nal four these past two years, the Bears plan on taking one step further this year to get their hard-earned championship rings. Many of the girls have played on teams together since middle school, improving and growing together as students and athletes. With “ ve seniors this year, a majority of whom have been on varsity all four years, they look forward to a successful and memorable season. The Creekside Knights were on quite the winning streak at the end of last month as the swim team and cross country girls team along with Cash Tampa from the boys team headed o to state competition. The girls cross country team placed fourth at states. The swim team got seventh out of 45 teams, with Meghan Haila taking home the state title for the second year in a row, followed closely behind by Dani Gordon, who placed second in the same event. The girls medley team took home third place. The boys swim team is the regional runner up champion this year. Both the boys and girls soccer teams have so far been very successful. The boys take on Fleming Island on December 11 at Fleming Island. Their next home game will be against Fernandina Beach at 7:20 p.m. on December 18. The girls play Mandarin High School on December 19 at home. Come out and cheer on the boys and girls teams„the louder our stadiums the harder our players Cold weather brings new sports to Nease and an end to football, swimming and cross country. Football ended and though not on a victory, the students are very proud of the Panthers. With the new FanZone Experience and the Jungle, spirit was in the air and the energy was high. Many students, including the band, dancers and cheerleaders, dedicated their Friday nights to the games. The swim team did an outstanding job this year. Everyone dropped time throughout the course of the season and two boys relays and one girls relay went to state. John Os-CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Student On November 13, 2013, Bartram Trail High School senior and year-round Julington Creek Loggerhead swimmer Julianna Pettinger signed to swim for the Florida International University Panthers of North Miami. She is receiving a four-year academic scholarship. Pettinger specializes in backstroke and sprint freestyle and is a strong butter yer. Pettinger placed fth in the 100 yard backstroke and ninth in the 100 yard butter y at the Class 3A High School Swimming State Championships in Stuart on November 15 and holds the 2013 Bartram Trail swimming records for both events. In addition, she is a junior national quali er in the 100 yard backstroke. Pettinger is coached by Bartram High School Coach Gina Aguilar and year-round by Loggerhead Coach Mark Corley. play! Junior varsity games are played at 5:30 p.m., right before varsity games. After almost two months of hardcore training, the boys wrestling team is in full motion. This month they have a match at the Westside Kiwanis Christmas Invitational on December 13 and on December 18, a dual match including junior varsity and varsity against Fletcher. Good luck to all of our wrestlers as they work their way to the Clay Rotary tournament next month on January 3 and 4. The girls basketball team plays their big game against Bartram Trail on December 13 at home! Come out and support the girls team as they play. Junior varsity starts at 6:30 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. So far the girls have a 3-1 winning streak. The boys team also plays Bartram on December 13 at Bartram. On December 26, the boys team will be competing in the Shorecrest holiday tournament. Its a good time to be a Knight! Lets continue to bring Knight time this winter season.Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Student In print or onlineThe CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! wald, Ben Koros and Jane Wadhams went to state for their individual events. Koros and Wadhams also set new school records. There are a whopping eight seniors leaving the team this year. Kelli Herrin, team captain, said, My only regret is how quickly the season went by!Ž She nostalgically adds, Everybody had fun. The swim team is a family.Ž The cross country girls were runner-up district champions and placed third in the region, beating Creekside (a long-term goal theyd had). At state, the girls placed sixth, which is the best theyve done in years. Senior Karen Xiang placed third in the state. Boys and girls soccer teams are starting their training and games, and the Jungle continues to promote spirit„ and pack the stadium. The same goes for basketball, which has been very popular for the students, with the boys recent victory over Fletcher. Weightlifting is also starting, as well as baseball, so lots of victories are seen in the Nease Panthers future! Come out to the stands, bleachers or “ eld and support our sports!Happy Holidays from the Fruit Cove Middle School PTO! BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentWe have incredible potential as a team and I cant wait to see how this year unfolds,Ž exclaimed Madison French, a senior and four-year varsity player for the Bears. Sarah Ragland, also a senior and four-year varsity player, adds, Everyone has been working super hard in the o -season and we want nothing more than a state championship title.Ž Every year, Ben Windle, teacher and girls basketball coach at Bartram, organizes a Silent NightŽ game. This year, the game will be held on December 18, when fans will arrive wearing pajamas and crazy costumes, hold their cheers with silence in the beginning of the game and then “ ll the stands all at once when the organized cheering pointŽ is scored. At half time, everyone will join together in holiday spirit singing Silent NightŽ while the Bears take on Bolles. This annual event is always “ lled with not only competitive cheers, but also union and laughs with the holidays right around the corner. Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Dec. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library

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If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Part Time Flexible hours. Applicants must live in the 32259 and 32092 area. Adult applicants only. Call Robin at 687-9610 Help WantedHoliday dinners vary from household to household. Some might prefer a traditional meal of turkey with all of the trimmings, while others might want to try their hands at something new. For those among the latter group, the following recipe for WinterStu ed Pork Tenderloin,Ž from Laurey Mastertons The Fresh Honey CookbookŽ (Storey Publishing), is sure to make a splash at your holiday dinner table this season. Winter Fruit-Stu ed Pork Tenderloin (Serves 8) cup dried apricots cup dried cherries cup dried “ gs 2 pork tenderloins (about 3 pounds total) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons butter cup honey, preferably sourwood honey 1. Mince the apricots, cherries and “ gs by hand or in a food processor. 2. Slice the tenderloins length-A less traditional yet tasty take on a holiday dinnerwise, almost all the way through. Open them up and lay them ” at. Place each tenderloin on a large piece of plastic wrap. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap and pound each piece of meat with a meat tenderizer until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Remove the top piece of plastic. 3. Season the surface of the pork with the salt and pepper. Divide the fruit mixture in half and spread evenly on the cut surface of each tenderloin. Top each with half of the cheese. Roll up each tenderloin, using the bottom piece of plastic to help you, tucking in the fruit and cheese as you go. Tie kitchen string every two inches around the tenderloins, continuing to push in any fruit or cheese that may fall out. 4. Preheat the oven to 450 F. 5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tied tenderloins, turning as eachT side is browned. Be careful when searing the open side, as some fruit and cheese might fall out. You are just trying to seal in the meat juices, not trying to cook the Tenderloin recipe cont. on pg. 32got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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For more information about staying heart healthy over the holidays and into the New Year, visit your American Heart Association at www.heart.org or call (800) AHA-USA1.pork all the way through. 6. Combine the butter and honey in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for about 20 seconds or until the butter is melted. Drizzle the butter over the tenderloins. 7. Place the tenderloins on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 150 F. Remove the baking sheet and allow the tenderloins to sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This will keep the juices in the meat rather than all over your kitchen counter. 8. Snip o and discard the strings. Slice the pork into 1-inch-thick pieces and serve. Tenderloin recipe cont. from pg. 31LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Dec. 11 • 2:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. 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Parsons steps up to replace outgoing Flotilla Commander David Patrick who is departing after serving the maximum The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim teams hard work paid o in November with many notable achievements. Senior Loggerhead swimmers did an awesome job competing for their high schools at the FHSAA 3A Regional Championship Meet at Cecil Field in Jacksonville and at the 3A State Championship meet in Stuart, Florida, while Loggerheads of all ages traveled to Altamonte Springs for the Patriot Aquatics Short Course Fall Invitational. In addition, Loggerheads own Julianna Pettinger signed her letter of intent to swim for the Florida International University Panthers in Miami. JCLA is making a name for itself state-wide as a team to watch! At the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A State Championship meet, JCLA had Parsons and Ellins elected to Flotilla leadership postsBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Flotilla 070-14-07of two consecutive one-year terms. Ellins, a relative newcomer to the Flotilla, having been a member since September 2012, steps into the position to be vacated by Parsons, who served two one-year terms as Vice Commander of Flotilla 14-7, 2012 and 2013, and had served two prior terms as a Flotilla Commander in 1997 and 1998 in a Flotilla in Coast Guard Auxiliary District 1 North in the New England area. The Flotillas Change of Watch ceremony is scheduled for January 9, 2014 at Allegro, St. Augustine.Loggerheads hard work pays o By Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros“ fteen individual event quali“ ers. Congratulations to Jane Wadhams, Tanner Rogalski, Caitlyn Johnson, Ethan Chestang, Carter Strickland, Eleanor Pollitt, John Brennock, Julianna Pettinger, Ben Koros, Lauren Johnson, Jennifer Brennock, Parker Von Stein, Lauren Trummel, Zach Burke and Dani Gordon who placed second in the girls 100 breaststroke! Despite the steady downpour, Loggerhead swimmers turned in some fast swims at the competitive Patriot Aquatics meet at the Lake Brantley Aquatic Center on November 15 through 17. Many Loggerheads swam personal best times and JCLAs Raymond Prosinski took home the High Point Winner trophy for eight-year-old boys. Way to go, Raymond! Twelveyear-old Tatiana Brown also had a great meet. She swam an AAAA time in the 100 breaststroke, a new team record. Watch for more Loggerhead success in the months to come and as alwaysƒGo Loggerheads! Raymond Prosinski, High Point Winner. Photo courtesy of John Hulvey. From the Superintendent:Leonard Miller Principal Leadership AwardKyle Dresback, principal of Allen D. 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The food was then picked up, counted and sorted for the charities by volunteers. Liberty Pines Academy, Fruit Cove Middle School, Julington Creek Elementary and Primrose School participated in the food drive as well. JCP CARES also had a number of generous business partners including McDonalds, Publix, Julington Tire Center, JCP CARES holds sixth annual food driveBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES Many helpers contributed to the success of the food drive!VyStar Credit Union, The CreekLine, Pinch-A-Penny, The UPS Store, The Champions Golf Club and Julington Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Most volunteers for this project are local students needing service hours for school. This project provides them a hands-on way to see what a di erence their time and e ort can make in the community where they live. These volunteers donated more than 250 service hours to this project. Many other volunteers deserve a big thank you,Ž including Marzieh and Morteza Abtahi, Charlotte and Bill Neudigate, Michelle Hendryx and Rick Calhoun. Special thanks to Beth Calhoun for chairing the project for the community and to Eddie Haage for collecting all the boxes to put the food in! Celebration Lutheran food pantry on Roberts Road and P.I.E. in the Sky in Hastings, were the bene“ ciaries this year showing once again that Uniting the Community through helping others in needŽ does work in St. Johns County! For more information on JCP CARES, initiatives and events visit www.jcpcares.org or likeŽ JCP Cares on Facebook.

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Page 34, The CreekLine • December 2013 • www.thecreekline.com $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 12-31 -13 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp www.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Congratulations to the Junior Minors Giants who won nine in a row to take the championship at Mill Creek Little League after starting the season at 0-3. Pictured are coaches Gary Sprinkle, John Shields and Dave Swiegard, along with Evan Hamel, Ethan Carr, Kaden Jenkins, Wyatt McCann, Kaleb Harris, Desmond James, Landon Sauer, Preston Shields, Jacob Swiegard and Patrick Sprinkle. Not pictured is Aidan Hoffmann. Many thanks to Dugout Mom, Corinne Hamel; Scorekeeper, Max Hamel; and Kid Whisperer, Glenn Hoffmann. The Creekside Knights swim and dive team, under the direction of Head Coach Tracy Reed, Coach Kevin Davenport and Coach Jim Moore, has had an amazing 2013 season. In just six short seasons the Knights have proven to be serious contenders at all levels of Florida For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine CHS swimmers and divers make quite a splash this seasonBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan. CHS Athletic Booster Clubhigh school swim and dive competition. This season they successfully participated in local dual meets. They had a strong presence at the Bolles Invitational meet and earned the title of 2013 Ancient City Relay Champs. Earlier in the season CHS participated in the 38th FSPA Invitational Meet, a twoday competition in Stuart with over 80 Florida high schools participating. Many CHS swimmers swam individual bests and several broke team records. The Knights Boys won the “ rst place title and the girls earned second at the 3A FHSAA District 3 Meet, repeating 2012s results. Team records were also broken and many other team members swam personal bests and “ nished high enough in the rankings to qualify to advance to the regional level. Divers Josh Art and Gri n Reilly quali“ ed to compete at the regional level. After another successful day for Creekside, the results from their 3A Region 1 meet made history for the Knights as the boys placed second and the girls placed fourth„thus taking their success to a new level. Armed and ready for battle, 24 Knights quali“ ed to compete at the FHSAA 3A State Championship meet, the largest representation by Creekside in the schools history. Eight swimmers quali“ ed for individual events and each of the six relay teams also moved onto the state competition. Members of the 2013 CHS state team are seniors Meghan Haila, Tanner Rogalski, Mara Grabiski, Devin Floyd, Sydney Sherwood, Matt Morin and Dalton Maxwell; juniors Dani Gordon, Kayla Reimsperger, Kevin Reimesperger, Philip Long and Zach Burke; sophomores Ethan Chestang, Kate Revels, Kendall Henley, Kristin McKernan, Owen Wheeler, Ben Aufdenberg, Sam Williams and diver Gri n Reilly; and freshmen Eleanor Pollitt, Lauren Trummel, Carter Strickland and Ryan Buczkowski Creekside, led by senior and FSU verbal commit Haila, had amazing performances at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet on Friday November 15 at the Sail“ sh Aquatic Center in Stuart. Haila won the 100 breaststroke for the second year in a row and Gordon earned silver, giving Creekside a 1-2 “ nish in that event. The duo also joined teammates Revels and Pollitt on Creeksides third-place 200 medley relay. Haila took second in the 200yard individual medley. The Creekside boys “ nished “ fth in the 400 free relay. The girls team “ nished seventh overall. Congratulations on a great season! Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call 904-886-4919 for more information! A d v e r t i s e w i t h Advertise with T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLine!Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919

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Come see the model home thats open seven days a week and inventory homes that are available for quick move in. Why wait? See why homeowners choose toƒ www.research.net/s/190262 www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! Bartram Trail High School swimmers ended their season with a big splash. The swimming wrap-up began with districts on October 31 at Cecil Aquatic Center in Jacksonville. The girls team placed fourth and the boys placed third. The Bears revealed their team depth as 17 of their 39 swimmers advanced to regionals on November 7, again at Cecil Aquatic Center. Their regional team was comprised of seniors Julianna Pettinger, Parker Von Stein, Cameron Von Stein and John Brennock; juniors Randi Aguilar, Cortney McIntosh, Kelly Murray, Harrison Howerton, Jordan Vanden Heuvel and Danny Leahy; sophomores Hannah Moring, Rhiannnon ODonohoe, Lukas Moberg, Lukas Burchianti and Vance Buttleman; and freshmen Jennifer Brennock and Alexis McIntosh. The girls regional team placed ninth and the boys regional team placed Bartram Trail High School swimming splashdownBy Contributing Writer Teena Burchiantiseventh. The Class 3A State Swimming Championships were held on November 15 in Stuart, Florida. Thirteen of the 17 regional swimmers advanced for the Bears. Bartram girls swimming state results: 200 yard Individual Medley Relay … Rhiannon ODonohoe, Jennifer Brennock, Alexis McIntosh and Randi Aguilar, 14th with 2:01.38. 200 yard Freestyle Relay … Cortney McIntosh, Hannah Moring, Aguilar and Brennock, 15th with 1:45.1. Senior Julianna Pettinger took “ fth in the 100 yard backstroke with 58.49 and ninth in the 100 yard butter” y with 58.78. Freshman Brennock placed 18th in the 100yd breaststroke with a 1:10.49. Bartram boys swimming state results: 200 yard Individual Medley Relay … Harrison Howerton, Parker Von Stein, Lukas Moberg and John Brennock, eighth with 1:40.21. 200 yard Freestyle Relay … Daniel Leahy, Moberg, Vance Buttleman and Jordan Vanden Heuvel, 16th with 1:37.5. Senior Von Stein placed 22nd in the 200 yard Individual Medley with 2:03.67 and 19th in the 100 yd breaststroke, swimming a 1:02.26. Senior Brennock made a splash taking “ fth in the 50 yard freestyle with 21.23 and fourth in the 100 yard freestyle with 47.66. Junior Howerton placed 12th in the 100 yard butter” y with a 53.54 and third in the 100 yard backstroke with a 52.44. Great 2013 swims produced two girls and seven boys new Bartram swimming records, most achieved during the state preliminary round. Pettinger broke the 2007 record of Megan Fonteno in the 100 yard butter” y with 58.48. Pettinger also broke her own 2012 record in the 100 yard backstroke with 57.9. Boys 200 yard Medley Relay of Howerton, Von Stein, Moberg and Brennock broke the 2012 record with 1:39.43. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Brennock, Leahy, Moberg and Howerton took down the 2012 record with 1:30.82. Von Stein broke the 2006 record of Barrett Mark in the 200 yard Individual Medley with 2:01.51. Brennock broke his own 2012 record in the 50 yard freestyle with 21.21. Brennock also claimed the 2012 record of Howerton for the 100 yard freestyle with 46.62. Howerton broke the 2012 100 yard butter” y record from Will Pettinger with 52.76 and his own 2012 record in the 100 yard backstroke with 51.73. The swimming team thanks girls captains Julianna Pettinger and Katie Brittain and boys captains John Brennock and Parker Von Stein for a great 2013 season. Brittains goal this season was to make everyone feel like a part of the team and to drop her times; she wanted to end the season with a bang and had too many good memories to name one. Brittain proved to her team that a positive attitude can sometimes be a more powerful leadership quality than the fastest time. She encourages others to join the swim team because it is a supporting and accepting group more like a family. She will enter college with the hopes of becoming a physician. Pettinger wanted to establish herself as a great captain and to have her best swim season. Pettinger loves the team and hopes that anyone looking to start swimming should, as it is a great family experience. She plans to swim in college and then hopefully will go on to graduate school. She added that swimming taught her about hard work, dedication and the importance of team spirit.Bartram Trail state swimming team give your home a fresh start in the new year! On December 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Liberty Pines Academy will host its sixth annual holiday vendor night. The LPA chorus will perform as well as the LPA band. In addition to these performances, there will be opportunities to meet the di erent vendors, activities for the children and the Relay for Life team will be Holiday Vendor Night at LPAselling pizza and baked goods. Also, the classes will have their created wreaths and/ or baskets, which will be on display during the event. The baskets will be auctioned o and there will be a contest for the wreaths. LPA families can shop and vote all evening. A fun and festive evening will hopefully be enjoyed by all! 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 810-6694 Thank you for reading The CreekLine! 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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Volume 13, Issue 12 December 2013The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Taxing Issues Page 8 Civics 101 Page 10 Home Again St. Johns Page 11 82nd Airborne Page 13 Fashion Update Page 15 Miniature village Page 16 PES teachers of yearPage 18 Movie Review Page 19 Nease Band at state Page 23 Virtual School news Page 26 Congrats, Outlaws! Page 27 Gardening Page 28 Purposeful Parenting Page 29 Faith News Page 30 High school sports Page 33 Coast Guard update Page 34 CHS swimming Page 35 BTHS swimming Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call 904-886-4919 for more information! On November 25, Camp I Am Special broke ground for a new building at Camp St. Johns, on the grounds of the Marywood Retreat Center, located at 1714 Sate Road 13. Bishop Felipe Estevez of the St. Augustine Diocese as well as Bishop John Snyder, Emeritus, along with campers, their family members, supporters, volunteers and sta attended. After leading opening prayers to bless the project, Bishop Estevez sprinkled the construction site with holy water. He then invited Bishop Snyder and the campers and their families to the awaiting shovels. The campers, wearing Helping Hands of St. Johns County would like to thank everyone who helped make the Holiday project a huge success. Because of your generosity, over 500 gifts were distributed to the children at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. We would like to acknowledge the following County Road 210 partners, where names of children were placed on trees After the nal buzzer went o on October 28, the Fruit Cove Middle School (FCMS) Flyers basketball team left the court real champions. They had just defeated the Landrum Lions on Landrums home court. The contest between the Landrum Middle School team and the Flyers was close throughout the entire game, though the Flyers always maintained a close lead over the Lions from the initial tip-o The nal score re ected just how close it was, with the Helping Hands group pleased with successful holiday projectBy Contributing Writer Jackie Valyou, Helping HandsFruit Cove Flyers: 2013 basketball championsBy Karl Kennell Linda Stewart and Kay Rudy organizing the gifts for the school. or distributed: Golf Club of South Hampton, Cimarrone, First Florida Credit Union, St. Johns Golf and Country Club, Faith Community Church, Winn Dixie 210, Girl Scout Troops 742 and 743, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Coquina Crossing. Several families in need received Winn Dixie gift cards from an anonymous benefactor in Helping Hands to purchase a nice Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. This special person has been supplying gift card for past four years. Thank you. Helping Hands is gearing up for a huge garage sale on February 1 to raise money for the Childrens Organ Transplant Association (COTA) for a liver transplant for 16-year-old Alex Fast of St. Augustine. We will accept any usable donations after your own garage sale or items and furniture you wish to donate. 210 Storage has donated a unit for donations to the garage sale; please email jacqphil@aol.com for information on where items can be brought. We need anything you have! This young man as been on the transplant list for a year and hopefully will receive a transplant soon. We are accepting donations now. All donations are tax deductible from COTA. Helping Hands has made and has for sale lampwork bead bracelets to also help this young man. If you would like more information or to purchase one, please contact lol2918@aol.com The Rippers from Helping Hands recently presented for Christmas recycled jeans du e bags to the veterans at the new Sulzbacher Center for Homeless Veterans. The bags were lled with toiletries for our most honored heroes. Helping Hands wishes ev-Helping Hands cont. on pg. 16Fruit Cove Flyers holding o the Landrum Lions 47 to 45. The neverending roar of the enthusiastic crowd reverberated through the Landrum gymnasium the entire game. Those students at Landrum did a real good job trying to disrupt our game, stated FCMS Coach Steve Whitmer. Trailing by only two points, Landrum was able to get o a heart-stopping last second jumper that fell just short. The Flyers bench erupted in celebration. They just became the 2013 St. Johns County Middle School basketball champions. It was tting end to a great 10-3 season that came together perfectly that night. The Flyers leading scorer Fruit Cove Flyers cont. on pg. 19Catholic Charities holds groundbreaking for new building at Camp I Am SpecialBy Karl Kennelltheir Camp I Am Special hardhats, enthusiastically scurried to join the Bishop and began heartily digging their shovels into the ground. They were joined by their families and volunteers, making for a very large construction crew. The new building is designed to provide an improved overnight camp experience for the campers who are served by the program, as well as for the volunteers and sta The fully handicapaccessible building is being built on the Camp St. Johns site on the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center grounds. Existing buildings currently used for the program include a social hall, a cabin for boy campers, a cabin for girl campers, a lodging area for volunteer nurses and a leased administrative building that is removed from daily activities and sleeping quarters and does not currently meet the needs of campers or volunteers. Additionally, this particular building Camp I Am Special cont. on pg. 14

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Huey Lewis and the NewsSun, Dec 8, 7:30 pmCommunity NutcrackerFri, Dec 13, 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 14, 2 & 8 pmMichael McDonaldTues, Dec 17, 8:00 pmA Peter White Christmaswith Rick Braun & Mindi Abair Wed, Dec 18, 8:00 pmGolden Dragon Acrobats Fri, Dec 20, 7:30 pmNew Years Eve withGregg Allman and JJ Grey & special guest MofroTues, Dec 31, 9:00 pmNatalie MerchantSat, Jan 11, 8:00 pmAbba: The ConcertThurs, Jan 16, 8:00 pm Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call us at 904-886-4919 to reserve an ad today! JCP CARES needs volunteers to help with the 2013 Giving Tree initiative. Volunteers will pick up from area businesses, sort and catalog donations for over 30 St. Johns County charities. Please visit www. jcpcares.org or call 507-7740 to be a part of the initiative! Need a New Years resolution? Let Relay for Life of Bartram Trail be it! Relay will be held on May 10, 2014. Join us in our battle against cancer by going to www.bartramrelay. com to register a team or become a volunteer by joining our awesome committee or support the American Cancer Society by stopping by Lightsey and Son tree lot located at the corner of Kings Street and US Highway 1 to help decorate the Tree of Hope by purchasing a star ornament in honor or memory of a loved one. Ring in the new year and then come on out to the next team party on January 14, 2014 at Durbin Creek Elementary School. Social time will be from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Kelly Blount, event chair, at kctwins2@bellsouth.net or Becky Kimball, team development chair, at greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net or 254-7325. St. Johns Federated Republican Women will not hold its regular monthly meeting in December, but will have a great kick-o for the 2014 election year with their installation dinner, to be held on Monday, January 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Caddy Shack in World Golf Village. Come and join us for dinner as we gear up for the November elections. To RSVP, please contact Debbie Newton at 287-4344. Hollies and other fruit-producing plants sustain wildlife throughout the winter, while adding beauty to your yard and neighborhood. Discover the bene ts native plants provide on December 13 and 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Native Gardens Nursery, located at 1660 County Road 13A South in Elkton, located just west of St. Augustine. Free workshops will be held to create makeand-take Christmas decorations, utilizing Florida native ora. For more information, please call 692-3927. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Texas Holdem Tournament is set for Saturday, March 29 at The Best Bet Jacksonville! Do you have a Texas Holdem player on your Christmas list? How would you like to give him or her the gift that will give twice fold? Purchase them a Texas Holdem Fundraiser tournament ticket bene ting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Bartram Trail. The tournament ticket is a $50 advance purchase buy-in or $60 at the door. The ticket includes starting chips of 2000, hors doeuvres, prize pool portion and a donation to the American Cancer Society. So, give the gift that gives twice, to your Texas Holdem player and the American Cancer Society. Help us in the ght against cancer! Please contact Becky Kimball at 2547325 or greglbeckyl@bellsouth. net for additional information. Mud Mania is a muddrenched outdoor obstacle adventure race fueled by excessive and unreasonable enthusiasm. Whether competing alone or on a team, ultimately it is Local charitable organization JCP CARES is gearing up for the seventh annual Giving Tree initiative. JCP CARES partners with more than 60 community groups, libraries and businesses in St. Johns County who host the tagged Giving Trees. Please look for the trees while you are out and about early in the holiday season; last year the project generated $40,000 of gifts and other giving bene ting 33 nonpro t organizations right here in St. Johns County! In addition to the Giving Trees, JCP CARES will again ensure that almost 400 children within ASSIST (Aid and Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program or Homeless Students, receive a new ageappropriate book. JCP CARES is looking for volunteers to pick up gifts from businesses hosting a Giving Tree, prepare the gifts for pickup by cataloging the donations and matching them to the needs of bene ting nonpro ts. Please visit www. jcpcares.org or call 507-7740 for more information. Along with local school groups, businesses and sponsors, JCP CARES mission, Uniting the community through helping others in need, will be accomplished with the help of our county residents. JCP CARES, as a grassroots non-pro t organization, has to date generated over $350,000 dollars in charitable giving and logged more than 6,500 community service hours. With the Giving Tree initiative, the charities receive the equivalent of more than $70 for every $1 spent by JCP CARES. To get involved, please visit www.jcpcares.org for more information.Holiday giving begins at homeBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARESWhats New cont. on pg. 4LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Dec. 11 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.

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Page 4, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com From the Commissioners Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1 Thinking About Selling Your Home?Our proven marketing program works!3,572 sf 4 br3.5 ba South Hampton Golf Club $459,900 MLS# 690613 2,950 sf 5 br 4 ba Former model home $314,900 MLS#682847 Featured Listings When you want to buy or sell today Call Bill and Nina Bay (904) 553-8518 No CDD fees The County Commission is working on a project that is vital to St. Johns Countys future. It began in October and will carry over to the New Year and we will need your input and consideration. As you know, the county successfully adopted a budget for 2014 that maintained a at millage rate and carries our growing county through 2014. Next, the Commission held several important workshops in October and November to discuss the long term needs of our growing county. This was a detailed look at the departmental level of anticipated needs for the next 20 years. It included roads, storm water, re stations, libraries, beach access, recreation facilities and even jail capacity. St. Johns County is a great place to live, work and play. In order to keep up the great quality of life we all enjoy, we will need your input, understanding and support. I am asking you to take a few minutes to sign up for the County Commission District 1 monthly newsletter by going to the county website at www.sjc us. This is one way you can stay informed and connected as we move forward in 2014....think of it as a New Years resolution you can keep! May the Holidays be a time of peace and re ection for you, your friends and family. I wish you peace, health and prosperity in the New Year. Please call if I can be of assistance! You can reach me at 209-0301 or bccd1@sjc .us. a challenge that will pit your raw grit against the rugged Florida mud. Set on the outskirts of St. Augustine at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds, Mud Mania is a bootcamp style 5k run embedded with up to 20 obstacles. Participants will run in 30 minute heats of 300 participants each. For the small fry 12 and under, Kids Mud Mania in the Oldest City begins at 12:00 noon. Proceeds will go to bene t Alpha-Omega Miracle Home. For more information or to register, please visit www. mud-mania.com. 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 typically meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead; however, we will not be meeting in December. These business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Of course, children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Please contact us at sanmoms@gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.com for more information. 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, December 17 and Monday, December 30 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. The December meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will be held on Saturday, December 21 at the Main Library, located at 1960 U.S. Highway 1 in St. Augustine. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. The public is welcome. The speaker, John Simmons, will discuss the di erences between e-books and tree books when it comes to publishing. The e-book writer can forget about page numbers, font styles and most layout problems and just concentrate on writing. An expert like Simmons then converts manuscripts into the format required by all e-book publishers. Following his talk is the annual Christmas party and gift basket ra e for those important last minute gifts. 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. 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. Creekside High School will host a Bookfair at Barnes and Noble, located on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin, on December 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Just mention CHS Bookfair at the register with your purchase and a portion of your purchase will go towards technology for the CHS Media Center. Fruit Cove resident and artist Marie Shell has been selected to have her works exhibited in the Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport beginning December 29. The show will continue until late March, 2014.Important long range planning underway for St. Johns CountyWhats New cont. from pg. 3 The St. Johns County School District is seeking comments on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar. A survey link is now available on the school district website for community members to provide input on the calendar. The proposed calendar can be downloaded and printed. The survey link can be accessed at www.stjohns.k12. .us/calendar or under Whats New on the school district home page. Individuals are encouraged to submit any ideas, suggestions or concerns about the proposed calendar. Feedback will be collected through Monday, December 16. The nal proposed calendar must be approved by the School Board.Your feedback needed on school calendar! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Happy Holidays from the Fruit Cove Middle School PTO!

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Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The St. Johns County School Board has been incredibly busy in the last few weeks. At our November reorganizational meeting, we elected Bill Mignon as our new chairman and Bill Fehling as the vice-chair. Our board rotates leadership among our members, believing that each of us has the skills to serve as chair and vice-chair. This practice also reduces the stress of often contentious leadership elections. I am grateful that our board and superintendent work harmoniously. Even though we do not always agree, once a decision is made, we all support that work and move forward. I believe that our focus on students and their achievement and our lack of in ghting are part of the reason that we continue to excel in St. Johns County. I truly appreciate my colleagues for their lack of personal agendas. At the November meeting, we approved the nal zoning for the two new K-8 schools that will open in the fall. With the zoning in place, Dr. Joyner has moved forward with recommendations for principals for the new schools. At our December meeting, we approved Emily Harrison as the principal for K-8 HH in the northwest. Harrison is not new to our community, having previously taught at Cunningham Creek Elementary and served as assistant principal at Fruit Cove Middle before being appointed principal at Landrum Middle School several years ago. Harrison has a very strong curriculum background and understands the learning needs of both elementary and middle school students. Wayne King was approved as principal of K-8 II at the same meeting. King, currently the principal of St. Johns Technical High School, is no stranger to the Ponte Vedra area, having served as principal at Landrum Middle School for several years prior to his current assignment. He, also, is a curriculum specialist Based upon a longstanding, collaborative relationship, Southeast Gynecologic Oncology Associates (SEGO) af- liated with Baptist Health on November 1, to improve access to care for women in Northeast Florida. The medical practice of Stephen Buckley, MD, Paul Nowicki, MD and Jenny Whitworth, MD specializes in treating women who have or may have complex gynecologic conditions such as ovarian, cervical or vulvar cancer. All three physicians are trained and certi ed in minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgeries that have been proven to improve outcomes, shorten hospital stays and accelerate recovery times for many patients. A. Hugh Greene, president and CEO of Baptist Health and will serve the population of II very well. We welcome these two new educational leaders to their new roles. After winter break, both Harrison and King will begin the process of engaging their respective communities to form parent groups, gather input to make a recommendation to the board on the naming of the new schools and identifying mascots, school colors and all the other elements of a schools culture. Opening new schools are exciting experiences for the entire school family. I look forward to working with the new principals in the process. Also at our November meeting, we approved the contracts with our teachers union as well as our support organization. In addition, we approved salary increases for our administrative, managerial, con dential class of employees. I am grateful that we were able to give raises to all of our employees this year. Their hard work and focus on children are the driving force behind our continued success. If you would like to help our schools, the St. Johns County Education Foundation has provided an easy way to do so. Getonthebusstjohns.org provides a link that allows one to adopt a classroom, invest in a project or give to an individual school. Explore the site to see the great projects that our teachers are implementing in their classrooms. These projects engage students in hands-on learning and enable them to expand their understanding of the subject matter at hand. Your support will allow teachers the ability to enhance learning in creative ways without having to empty their own pockets to do so. I want to wish everyone a joyous holiday season, however you celebrate. 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.Oncology group has new a liationstated, This group of surgeons is well-respected and known for taking on complex cases, as well as being innovators when it comes to the latest surgical technology. Baptist Healths mission is to continually broaden the communitys access to highquality healthcare resources. Therefore, SEGO physicians will continue to accept referrals, make rounds and perform surgeries at other local hospitals to ensure women throughout the region continue to have access to gynecologic oncology care. Baptist is a leader in investing in leading-edge technology and this is a natural evolution in our relationship that stands to bene t even more patients going forward, Dr. Buckley said. In addition to minimally invasive surgeries, SEGO surgeons, physician assistants and sta provide comprehensive gynecologic care, including: Risk assessment, including genetic counseling and testing Ultrasound Urinary incontinence evaluation Evaluation of abnormal PAP smears Advanced pelvic surgery for benign and malignant conditions Pelvic reconstructive surgery Chemotherapy for gynecologic malignancy The group is retaining its current name, phone number and address in Jacksonvilles LaVilla district. Source: University of Illinois ExtensionBalsam Fir Abies balsamea to 1 short, flat, long lasting needles that are rounded at the tip; nice, dark green color with silvery cast and fragrant. Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii good fragrance; holds blue to dark green; 1 to 1 needles; needles have one of the best aromas among Christmas trees when crushed. Fraser Fir Abies fraseri dark green, flattened needles; to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent; pyramid-shaped strong branches which turn upward. Noble Fir Abies procera one inch long, bluish-green needles with a silvery appearance; has short, stiff branches; great for heavier ornaments; keeps well; is used to make wreaths, door swags and garland. Scotch Pine Pinus sylvestris most common Christmas tree; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers.Types of Christmas Trees

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Page 6, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTEROF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE AAAHC 940-9200 T T Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com Life is good, let us help you keep it that way. We are coming up on one of the most festive times of the year for families with the celebration of several holidays; however, joy and fun can quickly turn to disappointment and sorrow when someone becomes a victim of a scam, burglary or online fraudulent holiday shopping scheme. At a time of year when most people are lled with goodwill, there are criminals who relish taking advantage of it. Crime statistics always rise during the holiday season and I wish to pass along a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim. Business experts tell us that again this year the number of people who shop online for gifts will increase dramatically and therefore so do the opportunities for those who use new technology to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. The cyber-crimes that become more popular during the holiday shopping season include fraudulent auction sites, resale of stolen or counterfeit gift cards and reshipping merchandise purchased with stolen credit cards. One of the most common internet scams involves using an auction site or classi- ed pages to advertise an item at a bargain price. If you place an order the crook will charge your legitimate credit card for The St. Johns County Sheri s O ce recently reported preliminary statistics reported as the semi-annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR) to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The UCR system provides standardized reporting on crime statistics based on data gathered from across the state by law enforcement agencies. Sheri David B. Shoar is pleased that crime statistics and analysis show the overall crime rate has decreased by nearly 8 percent in St. Johns County in the past six months. Although Sheri Shoar stated, It is di cult to take responsibility for the drop in the crime rate, due to vari-The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board unanimously elected John A. Miklos of Orlando to serve as board chairman for the upcoming year. Miklos is president and senior project manager of Bio-Tech Consulting (BTC) Inc., an Orlando-based environmental consulting rm. He has a bachelors degree in limnology from the University of Central Florida and many years of experience in environmental permitting, mitigation, wetland delineation, listed species evaluations, wildlife surveys and water quality studies. He is a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, the Florida Lake Man-Holiday crime preventionthe order then use a separate stolen credit card to purchase the product and have it shipped. This could make you liable for receiving stolen goods. I recommend if you wish to purchase a gift through an auction or classi ed site insist on paying with PayPal or some other reputable third party payment service. That way your credit card number and personal information is not shared with the seller. Most of you already know the safety tips for traditional retail shopping: take your purchases to your vehicle frequently and lock them in the trunk or out-of-sight; carry purses with the strap going over one shoulder and the purse against your body on the opposite side; carry billfolds in a side pants pocket; pay by credit card or check if at all possible; and if you must use an ATM always shield the keypad when entering your PIN and put cash away promptly in your purse or wallet. Home burglaries are more common during the holidays and sadly the thieves target the gifts under the tree. If you are going to be away from home, leave some lights on and a radio or television to make it appear and sound as if someone is home. After the celebration do not put the boxes of expensive gifts out for street garbage pickup without rst breaking them down and folding them so only plain cardboard shows so they dont become an unintended billboard for what you have in your home. Holiday parties can be wonderful fun, but please remember to celebrate safely and if alcoholic beverages are served, moderation is the best practice. The concept of friends dont let friends drive drunk becomes even more signi cant. We will have impaired driver patrols out in full force to help keep your family safe during the holidays. Whether you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or a holiday of another faith, on behalf of all of us at the St. Johns County Sheri s o ce I wish you a merry, happy, joyous and safe celebration and best wishes for the New Year. For any issue regarding law enforcement and/ or public safety you can always contact me by email at dshoar@ sjso.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.Sheri releases uniform crime reporting statisticsous factors that drive criminal activity. He added, However, I do attribute the increased e ectiveness of our personnel to our redistricting plan and Intelligence Led Policing concepts. The Sheri s O ce also commends the continued cooperation of our citizens in crime prevention e orts, by staying actively informed of what is occurring in the county through social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter), thus prompting citizens to report criminal activity. The UCR reports provide both summary and detailed information and are issued semi-annually and annually.District governing board elects new 2013 2014 o cersBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtagement Society and the Society of Wetland Scientists. Miklos has been on the Board since March 2010, serving a four-year term in an at-large seat. The board also elected Maryam H. Ghyabi of Ormond Beach to serve as vice chairman, George W. Robbins of Jacksonville as treasurer and Fred N. Roberts Jr. of Ocala as secretary. The other board members are immediate past chairman Lad Daniels of Jacksonville, Douglas C. Bournique of Vero Beach, Douglas Burnett of St. Augustine, Charles Chuck Drake of Orlando and W. Leonard Wood of Fernandina Beach. Board members, who meet monthly, are responsible for setting the policies for the Districts operation. They are appointed by the governor to four-year terms and serve without pay. For additional information, please visit www. oridaswater. com. 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. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little AdultsWe understand that kids are not little adults. They have special needs and an emergency room can be an anxious place for a child. Our physicians are board certied in emergency medicine and our registered nurses are certied in pediatric advanced life support and trained in pediatric medication administration. The Memorial Emergency Center Julington Creek oers rapid response for pediatric patients children will be seen quickly in one of our two pediatric rooms. www.memorialhospitaljax.com Taxing IssuesBy Contributing Writer Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC, St. Johns County Tax Collector Have you renewed your driver license online for just $14 and not received it yet? Perhaps you ordered an eightcharacter personalized plate and youre still waiting for it to arrive. Maybe your vehicle registration has expired while you wait weeks and weeks for your renewed yellow sticker to be mailed to you. If any of these sound familiar youve been scammed. Every day at your St. Johns County Tax Collectors o ce, customer service representatives in the phone center receive calls from unwitting residents who thought they were paying for legitimate services online. Once we con rm their records have not been updated, it sinks in that not only did they lose their cash, but more importantly, their personal information was willingly provided to a bogus site. Driver license number, social security number, date of birth, home address all these details are part of your con- dential driver license record and, unfortunately, also are questions to be completed on these sites preying on harried and hurried customers. The only o cial websites related to your Florida tag, title or driver license are: www. GoRenew.com and www. hsmv. gov. You can link directly to these sites by visiting www. sjctax.us and selecting License and ID Renewal or Tag Renewal Many of those who have volunteered as buddies or participated in Camp I am Special and the other camps undoubtedly already know new Camp Coordinator Caryn Morrison. She has been volunteering at camp since she was 10 years old. Over the years, Morrison has held positions as a buddy, group leader, kitchen director, as well as serving as a weekly guest director for Camp Care. Her background as a special education teacher and a behavior therapist will greatly bene t our camp. Everyone at the camp is delighted to have her on sta to help achieve the DOSA Camps mission, To re ect the compassion and love of God in Christ by providing persons Beware of scam sitesfrom our homepage, thereby avoiding the chance for error. All other sites may contain o cial-looking information and may even link to bona de sites; however, if you take the time to read the site closely, from top to bottom, you will read phrases like This website is privately owned and is not owned or operated or licensed by, nor a liated with any federal, state, county or city government and is not owned, operated or a liated with any state Department of Motor vehicles; or This website is an independent organization not a liated with the state of Florida, the Florida DMV, the Department of Motor Vehicles or DHSMV. It is also essential that you click on and read the websites Terms, Conditions and User Policy sections. Some of these sites indicate a one-time user fee will be charged or that a monthly rate will be charged until you discontinue accessing your records through the businesss website. Others clearly state that you are giving the business permission to use your personal information because you have freely provided the details to them. Although these sites are predatory, they are not illegal because they are not represented as the o cial website for the State of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department. By having these disclaimers and intentions stated on the website in multiple locations, the responsibility shifts from the provider to the user. With respect to Business Tax Receipts or Property Tax, please note that your St. Johns County Tax Collector will never send you a communication requesting your bank account information to process taxes. If you receive such a communication, by phone or email, please contact our o ce immediately. Conducting your business online is a sound, e cient and e ective way to complete transactions. It is your responsibility, though, to remain vigilant and aware of what sites you are utilizing before entering your private information. If you have any questions about a site you are about to use for driver license or tag services, feel free to call your St. Johns County Tax Collector at 209-2250 or email me at taxcollector@ sjctax.us.DOSA Camps welcome new camp coordinatorBy Karl Kennellwith disabilities the opportunities to know, love and serve God based on the value and dignity of human life. Sashimi Shrimp New Style 200+ Styles of Special RollsDelivery ~ Limited Area~OPEN DAILY~ Sun: noon-10pm Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pmHappy Holidays from:11531-09 San Jose Blvd. Japanese Restaurant $10 Off SUNDAY ONLYmin. $20Good with coupon only Expires 2/15/14 10% Off EVERYDAYwith $5 purchaseGood with coupon only Expires 2/15/14 ls Reserve space for your large groups. Fresh Daily Specials!

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Page 8, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com Oering a close connection to everything thats 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 theres an urgent need, and coordinate your care with an electronic medical record shared across Baptist Healths comprehensive network of providers. Convenient. Caring. Connected. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Primary Care Julington Creek Bishop Estates Road, Jacksonville, FL bt..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 bt e .ne t State Representative Ronald Doc Renuart (R Ponte Vedra Beach) was presented with the American Conservative Union (ACU) Defender Of Liberty award in Tallahassee in November. The ACU Defender of Liberty award, the organizations most prestigious distinction, is given to those members of the Florida Legislature who were present and cast a vote for each adjudicated roll call and scored 100 percent on the 2013 State Legislative Rating. I am honored to be recognized for this award. The conservative values that I have stood for have proven to work in the state of Florida by strengthening our economy, bettering our schools, lowering unemployment and reducing unnecessary regulation Renuart said. On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am pleased to congratulate Rep. Doc Renuart as a Defender of Liberty, and winner of our 2013 State Legislative Ratings for members of the Florida Legislature, said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. For 42 years ACU One year ago our nation experienced a terrible tragedy. Twenty children and six adults were victims of a mass murder at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut. I considered how I could honor the victims of such a sad event during the holiday season and whether I should. Celebration of family and friends, including those who have passed on, is, of course, what makes this season such a happy one. Lets remember too, sometimes happiness comes in the form of a tear. In continuing my series of famous American speeches, let me recall for you President Obamas speech from the White House hours after the Sandy Hook shooting. I arrived home that afternoon having heard about the event earlier in the day. I turned on the television to follow the news. Few news events have struck me as deeply as this one did. Perhaps because Im a teacher or because Im a parent and grandparent, for whatever reason, this one hurt. Then the president spoke, as honestly and as much from his heart as I have heard a political leader speak. He spoke of being a father, of our country su ering too many such events; he o ered prayers for the survivors and he wept. He was that day a leader E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allRemembering Sandy HookBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comof a di erent sort. Certainly, he would in time, rightly or wrongly, use the event for political reasons. But for the moment, he was Malias and Natashas dad and I could relate completely. The tragedy of that day was unfathomable. No amount of talk can explain it or heal the pain it left. The president simply sought to comfort. His speech will not be remembered for its eloquence, but it should be remembered for its spirit and emotion. Americans must always remember the human side of our leaders. We can and should disagree, challenge and debate. But we should remember, on the other side is a person, a soul, just like me. As American citizens, we, rightfully, set aside holidays to remember and honor many things. We understand that these are all important aspects of who we are as a people and that we should never forget them. Christmas and Hanukkah are times to remember traditions and ancestors, for gifts and feasts with our family and friends, for service to our community, and for faith, hope and love. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, I shared with friends this poem entitled Today. Today I o er it again as a remembrance and a celebration of their lives. Today America lost. Tragically. Again. Today, children, were at one moment, joyfully learning, along side their friends, along with their teacher. The next moment these children, these teachers, were frontline casualties, in an Inexplicable War. Today, those students, those teachers, are fallen, Heroes. Today The parents, the families mourn the loss of Gods most precious gift. Today, in front of the whole world, our president cried. Today, all parents hold their children a little closer, a little tighter. Today and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow we will all mourn and cry. Again. Doc Renuart Receives ACU Defender Of Liberty Awardhas set the gold standard for Congressional ratings and we are now able to o er that same level of transparent information to the voters of Florida so they can hold their elected o cials accountable at the state level as well. In our third year rating the Sunshine State, we applaud conservatives like Rep. Renuart in the Florida Legislature who continue to ght for education reform, lower taxes, tort reform, and less government control. Renuart practices internal medicine in Ponte Vedra Beach and is a leader in health policy in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the chairman of the Veterans and Military A airs Subcommittee, and serves on the Health and Human Services Committee, K-12 Education Subcommittee, Health Innovation Subcommittee, and Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee. He is also the vice-chairman of the First Coast Legislative Delegation, and will serve as chairman of the St. Johns County Legislative Delegation in 2014. Renuart lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Tamara. Representative Renuart with ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know! editor@thecreekline.com

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The team, patients and anyone else who would like to donate non-perishable food is welcome to do so through December 18. Simply drop o your donation to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite #102 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. percent of people said they would rather have a donation made in their honor than receive a useless gift. As we head into the holiday season, this may be a good time to ask ourselves, What is the meaning of gift giving? Giving gifts to loved ones at the holidays is an old, even ancient, tradition. Whether it has its roots in religion or ritual, we all love to give and receive. Many of us have folks on our gift-giving list who truly need or want something and there is nothing quite as gratifying as supplying that. Feeling the excitement and joy of a child unwrapping a long awaited toy or seeing the delight on your friends face as she opens a beautiful gift that you know she loves are some of the true joys of the season. But the truth is we all have folks on our list who simply have no need or desire for more possessions. We scramble frantically to think of what new necktie, trendy gadget or acornshaped ceramic twine dispenser this hard-to-buy-for person might possibly enjoy. Before we make ourselves crazy with over the top consumerism, maybe we should re ect for a minute on what gifts we can give that will convey real meaning to our loved ones. A gift that says we Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) will host a game day on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located o County Road 210. Some of the games will include Mah Jongg, bridge, Bunco, pennies, Dental o ces second annual food bank now openAll food goes to the Winn Dixie Food Bank and the Krantz Dental team is looking to beat their donation from last year of 196 pounds. We like to run charitable events or participate in them as an o ce all through the year, says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better.Ring in the New Year with Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan MogerMexican train and other games. If you are not into games there will be a social table set up to meet with old and new friends. The total cost is $18 for lunch, including tip and tax. Door prizes will be awarded. The deadline for checks is January 1; checks should be sent to: Marg Mytholar, 308 South Buck Board Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/BartramTrail.Newcomers. WomensClub for 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), Bunco, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Shirley Bodziak at shirelybodziak@gmail.com. To download a membership form, please visit www.facebook.com/ BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.The meaning of gift givingBy Contributing Writer Becky Yanni, Executive Director, Council on Aginghonor and appreciate them and that they make a di erence in our lives. According to a recent poll taken by The American Red Cross, 79 percent of people said they would rather have a donation made in their honor than receive a useless gift. Four out of ve people said that helping someone less fortunate is an important part of their holiday tradition. So when you are considering your choices, remember that the $70 you pay for that gourmet goody basket (that will only add to your friends waistline) could also be donated in his or her name to provide freshly prepared home delivered meals to a home-bound elder for two weeks. And, instead of purchasing that fancy $600 programmable espresso grinder and co ee maker, you could give the gift of 60 hours of respite care for an Alzheimers patient and their caregiver. Thats six weeks of twice-weekly care that can make an immediate, dramatic and lasting di erence in the lives of the recipients! Even the $12 you might spend on those potato-washing gloves (yes, such a thing does in fact exist) could be put to good use to help area elders. Another great choice for a holiday tribute donation would be our COA Christmas throughout the Year program, a crisis abatement fund for those unexpected and unfunded emergencies that arise all year round. Council on Aging o ers beautiful gift cards and acknowledgement cards for each of these services and more. A donation to Council on Aging in honor of your loved one will provide assistance to older residents who might have one very simple wish this holiday season: to continue living independently and in their own homes, with dignity and meaning. All they might need is a little help from their friends and yours! We think thats a gift that everyone will appreciate. Please feel free to contact me at 209-3685 or byanni@ stjohnscoa.com if you have any questions about any of our services or donation programs. Thank you and Happy Holidays from COA! Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ~Thomas EdisonHappy Holidays!From The CreekLine Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919

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Page 10, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com Now Open in Mandarin9633 Old St. Augustine Rd.(904) 551-2008 New Aquarium Store!Saltwater Fish ~ Freshwater Fish Live Coral ~ Starfish ~ Crabs Fish Tanks ~ Aquarium Supplies Come in for your FREE GIFT!One Per Customer Expires 12/31/13 While supplies last. www.CoralReefJunkies.com Mallena Urban, REALTOR 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 www.murban.WatsonRealtyCorp.com murban@WatsonRealtyCorp.com www.facebook.com/murban00 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... Many exciting things are happening at Home Again St. Johns these days, the rst of which was the recent donation of a 15 passenger van to the organization by local residents Nancy and David OByrne. The vehicle will be used for street outreach deploying a volunteer outreach team to areas in the county known to be inhabited by the homeless. The team shall include, whenever possible, one medical professional, social worker or mental health professional who will make contact with the homeless, perform intake and assessment and distribute needed supplies. Home Again is very grateful to the OByrnes for bringing this new resource to serve the homeless, said David Hoak, the executive director of Home Again St. Johns. The OByrnes also contributed additional funding to purchase fuel and insurance for the vehicle. They both serve on Home Agains Drop-In Center committee. In October, Home Again St. Johns received approval of a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to build a Drop-In Center at their property on State Road 207. This center would include showers and laundry area that the homeless can utilize on a weekly basis. On December 5, over 25 Giving my email address in Novembers article did the trickI got very positive and enthusiastic response from my request for feedback on restoring the old community center on State Road 13 across from Alpine Groves Park. The feedback received was great simply because this part of St. Johns County really needs a public place to meet, where the public can do the variety of things a community does weddings, organization meetings and youth programs. Think about itexcept for the library, there are no places in the area to have public meetings or hold special events. Added feedback is welcome and can be sent to: alabbat@comcast.net. In earlier columns I indicated our Scenic Highway group was in the process of revising bylaws and meeting rules. Thanks to Bob Fitzgerald, rst vice-chair of William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (WBS&HH) and his committee who are doing a great job by thoroughly reviewing documents and assembling up to date bylaws and rules. We expect having these completed for membership review at our next meeting in January 2014 with acceptance no later than February 2014. We learned from the committees work that our organization is, in fact, a group (not a council). Incorporation papers at the State of Florida show we originally incorporated as a Group not Council. Therefore we will now be identi ed as William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway Management Group. In recent meetings weve discussed ways and means to raise funds to complete the projects committed to based on our Master Plan that was re-In late November, the Community A airs section of the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce released an application for mobile devices. After several months of coordinating with the Information Technology section of the agency, the App was released to the public. One of the main functions of the application will be for users to obtain up to date information directly from the Sheri s O ce through push noti cations. Media relations personnel will have the capabil-William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@bellsouth.netviewed and accepted by the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners and the State of Florida. We are an authorized 501 (C) (3) non-pro t and need funding for the various projects to which we committed in the Master Plan. In 2014 we will again produce our very successful Antique Appraisal Fair and hopefully, once again, at the RiverTown development in May, with a date to be announced. Other events are in the planning stage and will be announced over time. Youll be hearing a lot more from us and our activities. In early December this group, along with county planning, Brockington Associates and representatives of the St. Johns County School District will be meeting for a kick-o of the history school lesson planning project previously discussed. The lesson plans are intended to bring to the classroom (and by extension their parents) the history of NW St. Johns County students. Improvements to and updating the William Bartram Scenic Highway website will be part of the discussion; please visit www. bartramscenichighway.com 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 to also educate our children on the unique history and intrinsic resources of our area. To learn more about our activities, goals and objectives please plan to attend some of our meetings and learn what we do and share your ideas to not only help increase membership but help with grant writing and other fundraising opportunities. The next meeting for the Management Group will be January 9, 2014 at the County Annex, located on Flora Branch Boulevard and Race Track Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. I look forward to seeing you then.Sheri s O ce releases app for mobile devicesity to alert the public to tra c issues, weather concerns and public safety issues. The technology also allows for linked access to the SJSO website and social media portals. Sheri David B. Shoar stated, This is a great and cost e ective tool for law enforcement to inform the media and the public of important information. Users can download the application for free by searching for SJSO.Home Again St. Johns autumn updateBy Contributing Writer Diane Quick, Director of Development, Home Again St. Johnsvolunteers from The Home Depot and Northrop Grumman converged on the site to build a 30-foot deck where the showers, washer, dryer and bathroom will be installed. The Drop-In Center will provide these much-needed services to those living in the woods, under bridges and in their cars. Arriving at the center, they may take a hot shower, wash their clothes, get a hot meal and meet with representatives from agencies providing health and human services to those in need in our community. Donation of towels, laundry detergent, soap and shampoo are being accepted as well as monetary donation to purchase these items as well as help to cover utility costs. Another need Home Again has is in regards to their Dining with Dignity program. With it now getting dark earlier, lighting is needed for the vacant lot where meals are being served at the corner of Granada and Bridge Street in Lincolnville. Upwards of 100 meals are provided to the homeless each night with over 100,000 meals being served over the past three years. To donate lighting or funding to purchase lights for the Dining With Dignity program, please contact Al Deinhart, program coordinator, at 797-2691. Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.thecreekline.com

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 11 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 1/15/14.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 1/15/14. Living in Harmony with NatureIntracoastal Boardwalk and Fishing Pier Local student Hannah Dohogne, has been commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. Ensign Dohogne has been an outstanding student, graduating in the top 10 of Creeksides rst graduating class in 2010. She attended Auburn University on a Presidents scholarship (full tuition) where she graduated in three years with a 4.0 grade point average. While working on her degree in Movement Science, a precursor to physical therapy, Ensign Dohogne tutored athletes and also served as an undergraduate research assistant. Ensign Dohogne was selected for one of only three slots for a Navy program for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate school through Baylor University. She accepted that o er and was sworn in as a Navy Ensign on October 20, 2013. She graduated from the With all the meetings and gatherings of the numerous American organizations all over our beautiful country, the 82nd Airborne Division of Jacksonville is proud to get together once a month to show support for our active and retired military paratroopers. The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into dangerous areas and it is also part of the Presidential bodyguard division. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne was structured in August 1917 and because the initial members came from all over the United States, the unit got the nickname All-Americanthe basis for its famed AA shoulder patch. Prominent division soldiers consist of Sergeant Alvin C. York, General James M. Gavin, Dave Bald Eagle (grandson of Chief White Bull) and many well known soldiers, congressmen and senators since World War I. Here in Jacksonville, the 82nd Airborne Division Association is for anyone who has ever served or is on active duty in the 82nd Airborne or Outstanding student continues career with U.S. Navy Ensign Hannah Dohogne on board the USS Constitution.Navy O cer Development School on November 22. She was the youngest in her ODS class. She reports to Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio in late November to start graduate school to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy and to serve her country.Local 82nd Airborne Division meets monthly to show support for our jumpersBy John MacKenziehas served in any of the uniformed services as a paratrooper with wings. The Jacksonville Division is not limited to the 82nd Airborne Division and has members who have served with many other United States paratroopers. They welcome any jumper who wants to stay involved and wants to help our military personnel who are back home and in need of a helping hand such as a food bank or education funds. They meet at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in a private area of the Mandarin Golden Corral restaurant on San Jose Boulevard, just south of Interstate 295. Visit 82ndairborneassociation.org to learn more about the national association and what it has done for America and her citizens for the last 100 years. They accept donations to help others and they welcome anyone to stop by and say hello and show their support for our military services. Members of the 82nd Airborne Division of Jacksonville meet monthly at the Golden Corral. Thanksgiving is over and Jingle Bells has ushered in the Christmas season. Betty Grif- n House operates two Thrift Shoppes where you can do your holiday shopping while supporting a great cause! Located at 445 State Road 13 North in St. Johns or 1961 A1A South in St. Augustine Beach, both locations host tons of great gift items for those hard to buy for people that every family has. You can also nd Christmas decorations and seasonal holiday touches for your homenot to mention all the other bargains including designer fashions, excellent quality clothing, childrens clothes, furniture, exercise equipment, artwork, lamps, jewelry and housewares that make shopping at BGH a wide ranging shopping pleasure. Your donations, purchases and volunteering directly help the women, men and children who are victims of domestic and sexual abuse in St. Johns County. You can volunteer to help sort the donations and place them on the sales oor. If books are your love, we have plenty to put on shelves. Come by yourself or bring a group of Holiday shopping, the thrifty wayfriends. The Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is a vital nancial part of the day-to-day operations of all our services, including shelter, transitional housing and outreach, to name a few. Without community donations to our Thrift Shoppes, we wouldnt be able to support our essential programming. The NW St. Johns County Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is located at in the Neighborhood Wal-Mart plaza; the hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. The St. Augustine Betty Gri n House Thrift Shoppe is located in the Anastasia Square Plaza and the hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. As a private, nonpro t agency, Betty Gri n House provides emergency shelter to abused women, men, their minor children. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website at www.bettygri nhouse.org. Become our fan on Facebook. If you or someone you know is being abused, please call our hotline at 824-1555.

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Page 12, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com 1 Hour Custom Facial Only $39(Reg. $65)New Clients Only Gel Polish Mani & PediOnly $35(Reg. $55)New Clients OnlyCome experience the difference. Phuong Spa Room 3956 Sunbeam Rd. #3 Jackconville, FL 32257 www.phuongsparoom.comBY APPOINTMENT ONLY 904.994.3215 Explore for T reasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Dont Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 www.StAugustineFleaMarket.com 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) The holiday season, with excited children, rushing parents, holiday decorations and holiday parties, can unfortunately create potential for accidental poisonings. The health professionals at the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville would like to remind everyone of the potential poisoning hazards that could threaten your holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from mishandled food at parties can result in diarrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours; however, severe and persistent symptoms, especially when accompanied by fever, can signal that medical attention is needed. Holiday decorations at this time of year often nd their way into a young childs or pets mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages left unattended at family parties have been known to change holiday cheer into a signi cant cause for concern. The Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours a day, to immediately help with any of these concerns or to answer questions about these holiday hazards. The following tips can help you to ensure a safer holiday season. Dont forget to remind your sleepover holiday guests to keep their medications up, For a sixth year in a row, Krantz Dental Care of Mandarin has collected Halloween candy for our troops. This year they collected 550 pounds of Halloween candy for our troops serving overseas. In the past six years they have collected 4450 pound of candy! Its a win-win situation, says Dr. Alan Krantz. We get to promote a healthy Halloween for children, while at the same time are able to let our troops know we are thinking of them. Some of the children even wrote notes to be included with the candyit was extremely touching to read their messages. In early November, children brought in their candy to Krantz Dental Care and received $1 for every pound. Once again Pine Forest Elementary school collected 50 pounds, earning them Poison proo ng your home for the holidaysout of reach and out of sight of young children! Do not thaw food at room temperature; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator. Wash work areas, utensils and hands after contact with uncooked meat. Cook food carefully as to prevent salmonella. Salmonella is a common and widespread cause of food poisoning and is typically found in raw meats, poultry, eggs, milk, sh and their byproducts. Salmonella can only be destroyed by cooking food thoroughly to temperatures above 140 degrees. Refrigerate leftovers separately after the meal; room temperature is not su cient. Use leftover turkey, stu ng and gravy within three days of cooking. Although they are not fatal (as folklore depicts), poinsettias if consumed, can cause some stomach pain and even vomiting. Keep small children and pets away from poinsettias to keep the plant pretty and the kids and pets comfortable. Antique ornaments might have hidden hazards. Be aware that some older ornaments may be decorated with harmful lead paints or contain poisonous liquids. Bubble lights may contain methylene chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swallowed. The use of arti cial snow can cause respiratory problems if not used in a wellventilated area. Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritating to the eyes and skin. Be mindful of icicles or tinsel; both can be a choking hazard if put in the mouth. Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are swallowed and coughed/vomited into the lungs. Arti cial tree scents often contain alcohol and other irritants and can be dangerous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes. Tree preservatives, which may have dangerous levels of electrolytes and chemicals, should be kept away from children and pets. Clean up immediately following all holiday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts and other potentially harmful items are not within reach of children who may imitate adult behavior. A small amount of alcohol can cause a childs blood sugar to drop to a dangerously low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing dif- culties can occur when a child swallows alcohol. Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of children. Dont drink and drive. In a poisoning emergency, dont waste time searching the internet. Call your Poison Center rst at 1-800-222-1222 and a Specialist in Poison Information, who is a health care professional, will assist you. The Poison Center Help line is toll free and Specialists are available 24 hours a day in a poisoning emergency or to answer your poisoning-related questions.Dentist collects 550 pounds of candy for the troops a nice big check. Also part of this promotion was a free exam for braces for those families who participated in this annual event. We have practiced in Jacksonville for 20 years and it has always been important to us to give back to our community. It is a priority for us, said business manager Adria Krantz. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years ExperienceHave Condence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. got news?editor@thecreekline.com Teen Volunteer OrientationThurs., Dec.12 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your rst service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 13 For more information on a Bolles education and to reserve your space at our Open House, please visit www.BollesSuccessKit.org or call (904) 256-5030 .Four Unique Campuses Ponte Vedra Beach | Whitehurst | Bartram | San Jose Day and Boarding School from Pre-K through Grade 12.9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, January 13 Lower School Whitehurst Campus San Jose Pre-K Grade 5 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, January 10 Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Beaches Pre-K Grade 5Spend the day at Bolles, and discover a wonderful place for your child. Bolles provides the education, experiences and connections for your child to achieve amazing accomplishments in life. Join us for an Open House, and see for yourself the smaller class sizes with exceptional teachers, the state of the art classrooms and an advanced curriculum, and the positive learning environment with grade-specic campuses. Bolles is a world leading to great opportunities. Join us for an Open House, and start something wonderful for your child only at Bolles.Come experience the start ofwonderful.something By the time you read this column, the holiday events are already in full swing. The good news is that this year its easy to go from daytime casual to elegant in nanoseconds! Sparkle is the word of the season; all you need to do is get into your greatest out t, be it a dress or suit and start layering the glitz. A suit goes from mundane to a party piece by simply adding a shiny camisoleit can be rhinestone, beaded or a basic sweater with shiny threads woven in. A pair of sparkly earrings would take it over the top! Go the shopping mecca and buy a long scarf with glitz to it and tie it over your Little Black Dress (LBD) or go to the jewelry counter and buy a rope (or several ropes) of fancy necklaces and voila! You are donned for any fancy happening. When entertaining at home, the best idea I have ever heard is wearing a white shirt with your black pants and fancy shoes and earrings do not cover it with a jacket! And I dont mean wearing an oxfordcloth button down number. Find a cotton white shirt with a fancy collar and maybe even fancy cu s. The wonderful secret is that shirts are very comfortabledo not tuck it inand they are washable as you will be spending time in the kitchen during the event. Dont forget that wearing a white shirt means its a must to wear dramatic makeup. About shoes: you must wear heels as even a small heel makes for a party look and dont forget hosiery. Whether it is textured, a tinted color or just pretty sheer natural hose, it dresses anything up. A to do list to make right now is to schedule your air color and cut appointments. A manicure makes a nice statement for anyone and if you are wearing sandals a pedicure is a must using a Christmas red polish for sure. Following my traditional words: Go Shopping in your closet! No your husbands did not pay me to print this information. Those skinny legged black jeans we have been wearing look great with a shiny shirt not tucked in. The boxy suit I have had for several seasons looks completely di erent with a thin belt or a black ribbon tied around the waistline. I added a bright red pashmina scarf to an older dress and it really popped it up. The most creative idea I had was to put a pretty colored jacket over my LBD and add some great earrings. I had completely di erent ensemble. Fashion UpdateGreat holiday looks.at the last minute!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designs Holidays are a time of the year that evoke mixed feelings in many of us. Our expectations to have a perfect holiday, our needs and our reality all collide at this time creating stress, anxiety and depression. The following tips are just several of the ways to deal with these emotions. 1. Be realistic. What this means is to understand that a perfect holiday is one with all its aws and joy. Life is never without these elements so expect and accept that joy and some degree of stress and anxiety will be a part of the holidays. 2. Identify the problems. Identify the problems and break them down into manageable components that can be addressed. This helps reduce feelings of being overwhelmed and promotes feelings of wellbeing and control. Further, set achievable goals. For example, shopping for gifts is a major stressor for a lot of people. Ask family and friends for their holiday gift wishes and set a dollar amount so that you do not ruin your budget; take a couple of hours a week to nd these gifts. Shopping early gets you great deals. 3. For some people holidays are sad and lonely because of lost loved ones and estrangement from loved ones. Allow yourself to feel sad and if you need to, have a good cry. A false faade of happiness is much more painful. Seek professional help if you are Five ways to manage holiday stress, anxiety and depressionBy Contributing Writer Atiya Day, L.C.S.W, Positive Lifestyles Counselingoverwhelmed with sadness. It helps to talk to someone. Further, plan some activities with friends, volunteer or go on a vacation. 4. Set boundaries. Dealing with di cult family is a source of anxiety. This is a major issue in a lot of families. Past grudges and strife are like bubbling cauldrons ready to boil over. Before the holidays take some time and think about the issues that are upsetting: have an internal dialogue with yourself addressing what you can and absolutely cannot accept. Be exible but rm. When you know what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, practice a way to express yourself in a calm and pleasant manner. If your intentions are honorable and without malice and anger, present in this calm and pleasant manner. 5. Take some time for yourself. Try to take some time for yourself and engage in destressing activities. If sitting on the couch and reading for a few hours relaxes you, give yourself permission to do so. Take a walk or watch a funny movie as laughter is a great de-stressor both physically and emotionally. Once again, be realistic, recognize and break down your problems into smaller manageable tasks. If you are too overwhelmed seek professional help. For additional information, please contact atiyabday@ gmail.com.Heres a beauty tip: on your party day, chop up a cucumber in the blender, throw in some milk and ice and apply to your face. You will glow for the evening! I know that all of you Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs) think of yourself last this time of year, but you should go out looking your best for the holiday festivities. Take an afternoon for yourself following the above tips. Heres to another great Holiday Season going out in great style! Merry Christmas! Want your schools Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and well share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! The CreekLineYOUR Community Newspaper 886-4919

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Specializing in providing services to homeowners, condominium and CDD associations, MAY Management employs more than 150 AT 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, December 22, the St. Augustine Community Chorus will present a free holiday concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA) is proud to be the sponsor for this wonderful family event. The concert will feature familiar holiday songs and Celtic Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its January luncheon meeting on Tuesday, January 21, 11:00 a.m. at the Epping Forest Yacht Club DuPont Mansion. This club has evolved from a historic estate into one of the most exquisite yacht clubs in the South. The original luxurious riverfront mansion, built in the late 1920s, was the Florida home to industrialist Alfred I. DuPont and his wife, Jessie Ball DuPont. The estate includes lush, formal English Gardens and views of the scenic St. Johns River. In 1984, Gate Petroleum Company purchased the property and restored it to its original splendor. It is recognized on the National Register of Historical Places. The club is located at 1830 Epping Forest Drive in Jacksonville. The program will feature a tour of the home. The menu will include Caesar salad, chicken, sweet peas, mushroom crepe topped with champagne sauce and julienne vegetables. For dessert, there will be traditional cheesecake with seasonal berries. There is a dress code: no jeans. The total cost is $25, including 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 January 10 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ and mail to Susan Ott, 1000 Inverness Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of north St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural activities. If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming events, please contact Sue at sjaird@comcast. net. Please join us!For the third year in a row, Memorial Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 33 percent of hospitals nationwide earned this important distinction and less than 8 percent received it three years in a row. Memorial was recognized for its performance in Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care. Memorial Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement, says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive o cer, The Joint Commission. Patients may ask, what does this all mean, says Memorial Hospital President and CEO Jim OLoughlin. This recognition tells you that Memorial is dedicated to patient safety and quality outcomes. To earn this distinction Memorial had to meet accountability measures based on evidence-based practices examples include giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients or giving antibiotics one hour before surgery.Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre present Celtic Christmas & Family Sing-alongChristmas songs performed by the Community Chorus. They will be joined by the St. Augustine Youth Chorus, directed by Kerry Fradley. The program will begin with a rousing Irish Jigs and Drumming featuring Penny Whistle, Uillean Pipes and Bodhran, along with a procession of the ags of seven Celtic nations. The concert will close with a holiday sing-along conducted by Chorus director, Kathleen Vande Berg. The amphitheatre will be decorated in spectacular holiday fashion. Watch for Santa and elves carrying treats. Come early for family-friendly activities, all part of the amphitheatres December to Remember.Property management company celebrates 25th anniversarynortheast Florida residents and represents 150 communities and 55,000 properties from Jacksonville to Palm Coast. Communities served by MAY Management include Marsh Creek Country Club, Julington Creek Plantation, Sawgrass Country Club, Six Miles Creek at World Golf Village, Deer Creek and Ocean Hammock. When we started MAY Management 25 years ago, our goal was to be the leading provider of property management services in northeast Florida. says Anna Marks, president and Newcomers January luncheon meeting at DuPont Estate By Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, Newcomers of North St. JohnsHospital earns top performer recognition Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Dec. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCEO. We have achieved that goal and as a leader in best practices in property association management, we continue to grow. The opening of our new Ponte Vedra Beach o ce is part of our dedication to provide all the resources needed to e ectively serve large community associations in the area. And, as we continue to grow, we will remain small enough to know each of our clients and continue to satisfy their unique needs. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!might not be available for the camps use in the near future. The new building will be built close to the social hall where many activities take place. At an estimated 1,500 square feet, the new building will include an o ce, meeting and training spaces; a bathroom with shower; a dedicated Sensory Room; and storage space. Once the building is constructed, the project will not require additional funding on an on-going basis. Of particular note is the Sensory Room, which will be used by campers with autism and other behavior-based problems when the sights, sounds and stimuli of group activity become overwhelming. Sound insulation, soft lighting, calming visuals such as projected colors on the wall and stars on the ceiling, aromatherapy and tactile toys will help campers decompress in this space. The Sensory Room will also be used by nurses for handing out medication, as it will allow distribution to take place in a quiet atmosphere. Currently nurses must take the med cart to the camper where ongoing activities can present distractions. Also a fully handicap-accessible bathroom with shower in the new building will ll a long-awaited need. The only fully handicap-accessible bathroom currently on campus is located in the nurses lodging area. Without the bene t of a covered walkway, campers in wheelchairs must cross the campus despite the weather to reach facilities. This project is welcomed and will serve a special needit comes none-to-soon, as this last summer the camp served over 252 campers with 261 buddies and 187 volunteers donating more than 58,000 service hours. Camp I Am Special cont. from pg. 1

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 15 Doctor. Mother. Listener.ADVOCATE.She has the ability to understand kids, listen to parents, and translate it all into the best care for your child. Dr. Os integrative practice of combining traditional and alternative medicines distinguishes her from every other general practitioner in Florida. FREE prenatal seminars every rst Thursday each month at 6pm in our Ponte Vedra Ofce!Ponte Vedra1102 A1A N Unit 104 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082Julington Creek1633 Race Track Rd, Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32259Hodges4745 Sutton Park Court, Suite 801 Jacksonville, FL 32224Appointments Availablecall (904) 287-7000 or visit www.DoctorOJax.comPhysicians on call 24/7 board certified in integrative medicineABIHM Eight former Nease NJROTC cadets were reunited recently at the United States Naval Academy, continuing the units mantra of A Cut Above. They all attended the wedding of one of their former classmates, Kameron Wright of Fruit Cove, who wed Erin Fawcett (a Naval Academy graduate of class 2012, now a Marine in pilot training in Pensacola, Florida) at the Academy Chapel on A miniature village of historic St. Augustine buildings, created by woodworker Leonard Ruel, will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association through December 29. The special holiday installation features 39 small-scale replicas of iconic buildings such as the Cathedral Basilica, Villa Zorayda, Government House, the Pena Peck House and others. Born in Canada and a longtime resident of Connecticut, Ruel had a successful career as Nease NJROTC graduates reuniteBy Contributing Writer Carol Blair Marina Petrova (class of 2009 who will complete her second Masters Degree in less than ve years after high school); James Zapala (class of 2012, currently a sophomore at Jacksonville University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship); Brendon Gregory (class of 2010, currently a senior at West Point); David Towle (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy who will nish his Masters in Engineering at University of Maryland next month); William Zapala (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy, currently in ight school in Pensacola, Florida); Kam Wright (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of the Naval Academy, groom and currently an Ensign Surface Warfare Of cer stationed in San Diego, California); Nick Nunn (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, currently in his rst year at Georgetown law school in Washington, D.C.); and Alex Alpert (class of 2009 and a 2013 graduate of West Point, currently an Army Second Lieutenant stationed at Fort Benning).Check out the miniature historic St. Augustine village holiday exhibita master mechanic. Upon retiring to St. Augustine in 1993, he developed his precision woodworking skills over time, researching the architecture of local buildings and constructing each structure by hand with basic tools, wood, glue and paint. To date, he has made approximately 100 historic models. Its very gratifying to see the buildings together in a cohesive setting, said Ruel. With the addition of people and miniature details, the display really comes to life, he added. Families with children are encouraged to see this whimsical exhibit, curated by Doug McLeod and decorated by Susan Brady and Ed Grimm. The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For information, please call 824-2310. November 2, 2013. This is yet another example of the superior education and leadership training o ered to our young men and women at Nease High School and in the Navy JROTC program. Its so great to see our young men and women go on to be great role models who are successful and continue the relationships formed as high school students. In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

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OfferOne Month $49unlimited classes (one program only)EXP: 12/31/13 one coupon per family $115 Value Imagine taking a job at the rst, all-digital elementary school in the country that still operates on the regular, public school budget and then realizing that youll have no textbooks in your room! You have a classroom of students learning how to access books, tests, projects and research on an iPad that they are sharing with another student and heaven-only-knows if their unpredictable internet connection is going to stay connected or momentarily freeze up. These are just a few of daily challenges teachers and Palencia Elementary salutes best of the bestBy Contributing Writer Kimberli Nalven, PES SAC Co-Chair The St. Johns County School District is seeking comments on the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar. A survey link is now available on the school district website for community members to provide input on the calendar. The proposed calendar can be downloaded and printed. The survey link can be accessed at www.stjohns.k12. .us/calendar or under Whats New on the school district home page. Individuals are encouraged to submit any ideas, suggestions or concerns about the proposed calendar. Feedback will be collected through Monday, December 16. The nal proposed calendar must be approved by the School Board.Your feedback needed on school calendar! Katrina Worthington Marly Picard Rebecca Royalsta at Palencia Elementary School (PES) work with on a daily basis, at St. Johns Countys rst digital elementary school. But it doesnt seem to faze them. So how do you select just the top three professionals to receive your Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Additional Support Person of the Year awards? This years winners are excellent examples of teachers that reach beyond the classroom, said PES Principal Allen Anderson. They each develop in uential relationships with their students and are continually seeking resources that will enhance their classroom and lessons. Their impact is evident the moment you walk onto their rooms. The students are eager to please and be in the company of these teachers. PES Teacher of the Year Katrina Worthington teaches third graders at PES and has a passion for utilizing the digital platform to take her students out of the traditional textbook learning environment. Utilizing the iPad Skype feature, Worthington brings educational experiences, like a live conversation with a National Park Ranger, directly into the classroom for a unique learning experience without ever leaving the building. My favorite part about teaching is watching students learn something new everyday, especially when we Skype with di erent parts of the country and they are able to experience their learning outside of the textbook, said Worthington. It brings the learning to life for them! I originally wanted to come to PES because of the schools environmental and technology focuses. But Im also glad I can tie my passion for environmental discussions and technology into regular class teaching. PES Rookie Teacher of the Year Rebecca Royal teaches fourth graders at PES and impressively incorporates the ipped classroom concept particularly with math for her students. By emailing the next days lesson as a homework instructional video, she can then focus on hands-on practice on actual problems during class the next day. I am truly honored to be recognized by the wonderful teachers and sta at PES as the Rookie Teacher of the Year, said Royal. I love working here because of the wonderful children I get to work with and because of the innovative sta that works cohesively to bring the best education for your children. PES Additional Support Person of the Year winner Marly Picard is an essential part of the facility custodial sta with a reputation for almost mysteriously keeping trash cans empty and the buildings numerous windowed surfaces amazingly clear of ngerprints. I was very humbled to be recognized by my peers, said Picard. I do my work every day to the best of my ability and it is very nice to be noticed for what I do. Every time I hear Thank you, Mrs. Marly it puts a smile on my face. Mrs. Marly Picard is our version of the Energizer Bunny, raved Principal Anderson. She never stops. She takes so much pride in the appearance of our school that it is rare to see a ngerprint anywhere.eryone a wonderful holiday season and thanks the community for their support throughout the year. The group will resume meeting on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Faith Community Church, located on County Road 210 next to Cimarrone. At that meeting, the garage sale will be set up. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets on the last Friday of each month at the church to do a small project for the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress. Members come when hey can and do what they can with what is donated. The group relies solely on donations of goods and charities and acts as a conduit to see that it goes to the right places. Please contact jacqphil@ aol.com for more information.Helping Hands cont. from pg. 1got news?editor@thecreekline.com Academy at Julington Creek schoolagers each made a bear at Build a Bear to donate to Wolfson Childrens Hospital along with $700 at the schools recent Fall Festival! Children make donation to Wolfson Childrens Hospital

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 17 To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. Celebrating 25 years of excellence! (904) 737-4626 www.jaxbraces.com Offer limited to new patients. Offer must be used during December 2013. No other discounts or offers may be combined with this offer. Call now for our December Specials! Complimentary whitening with the completion of treatment and free consultation. The St. Augustine Amphitheater was really teaming with excitement as students painted murals for the second annual Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre-sponsored event. The Julington Creek Elementary Fifth Grade Art Club was represented by Railey McFarland, Ana Lantgios, Amelie OHara, Addison Freas, Reagan Freas, Luther McCoy, Hannah Behan, Sydney Grahek, Julia Neuzil, Ben Model, Will Farson and Emma Neely. The St. Augustine Amphitheaters theme for this year was a December to Remember. Our students at JCE decided after looking at many images of St. Augustine to use one of the One of my students asked me the other day if I give my grandchildren books for gifts. I had just told the class about the fun I had at Barnes and Noble with my grandchildren browsing through the books, trying JCE students display artistic talents in St. AugustineBy Contributing Writer Linda McAnarney, Art Teacher, Julington Creek Elementary Schoollions on the downtown Bridge of Lions. The mural was eight feet in length by four feet in width. They created a grid of 12 inch squares and painted a practice mural beforehand. Each student painted at least two sections and we found that it was worthwhile to determine the colors. After the sections dried the students put it back together and took that with them as their model. The grid of 12 inch squares was redrawn and the patterns were created for the amazing nal project. There were six elementary schools from St. Johns County; besides Julington Creek, Crookshank, Wards Creek, Webster, Palencia and Hickory Creek elementary schools participated. All six schools were given $200 for art supplies at their respective schools. Thank you to First Coast News for featuring our mural that evening! Thank you even more to the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheater for sponsoring this super fun community outreach event!Notes from the Pacetti Bay Media CenterBy Contributing Writer Lynn Johnson, NBCT, Library Media Specialist, Pacetti Bay Middle School, IBMYPI have downloaded it to read on the plane as I travel for the holidays. The rst time I opened it I just couldnt get past the beginning; seriously, death as the protagonist? The movie trailers have me very intrigued, so of course I have to read it before I hit the theater. I wish more students would read the Hunger Games series before they go see the movie. It is just so powerful to have read the book, you really notice so many more details if you have that background knowledge. Our featured readers are Louis Otero and Sam Jett. Sam has been at PBMS for three years now. I often see her reading outside on the benches and in the eighth grade room before school. She always has a book handy. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science ction. Her top recommendations are The Rangers Apprentice series, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Fablehaven, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and the Warrior series, all of which she highly recommends. Louis is new to PBMS and he is a frequent patron of the media center. He is a tremendous asset to the students working towards the SSYRA Book Battle team. Like Sam he is an avid reader. His favorites (his recommendations, too) are Matched, The 39 Clues series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and I, Q. to nd the perfect read. When I told them of course they werent too surprised I dont think, but they gave me the look of I am glad you arent my grandmother. I am incredibly blessed to have grandchildren that share my love of books. Just days after I bought the rst book in the Wings of Fire series, my granddaughter sent me an email and asked me to send her the next book in the series, she just loved it and I needed to read the next one. Felicity loves fantasy and I would say that over 50 percent of my students here at Pacetti Bay love fantasy too. Erin Hunter, the author of all the Warrior series titles, needs to be credited with creating a love of reading amongst all her fans. It amazes me how many students read all the way through all of her series. I can barely keep track of all of them; the students are always letting me know when a new one comes out. This year there has been a growing number of books to movies which has generated a lot of tra c to get a copy of the book before the movie. Enders Game is our most frequently checked out book this fall and I know it is because the students are seeing the movie trailers. I always tell them to be sure to make the comparisons between the two forms of media. I love it when they come in and tell me what is missing from the movie. Rachel Checchia, one of our former teachers, tried so hard to get me to read The Book Thief before she moved. 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Page 18, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Plantation 1637 Racetrack Road #206 St. Johns, Florida 32259904-880-8796 Tim HutchisonRegional ManagerLaura QualantoneCo-Regional Manager 475 West Town Place St. Augustine, FL 32092904-940-1002The Neighborhoods of World Golf VillageAngela StanleyLicensed Property ManagerKimberly HammLicensed Property ManagerRich Curran-KelleyRegional Manager-Clay CountyDottie KrinerRegional Manager-Julington CreekMonica Hodges Licensed Property Manager Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The Bartram Park Farmers MarketVillage Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 3 pm to 7 pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays 9:30 to 2 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarketFresh local produce, honey, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, ethnic foods, plants & more! Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com eyu s 3 2nd & 9 This months movie review belongs to the lm Thor, the Dark World, a fantasy, action, adventure for adults and teens to enjoy. Dark elves seem to love a dark world. At least, that seems to be the case when The recent 2013 Nease College Night proved quite successful this year as 70 schools attended and students turned out in numbers to explore the many options before them. Hosted by the IB Booster Club, the event had something for everyone with schools both in state and out of state, private and public. Two speakers presided at the event: John Yancy, admissions o cer at the University of North Florida and Ted Rollins Jacksonville Historical Societys Gingerbread House Extravaganza, a holiday tradition, opens for a nearly three-week run on December 4, showcasing dozens of confection creations made by area professional chefs and everyday citizens. Joining the Extravaganza this year is Mandarins Gilmons Bakery, celebrating its rst anniversary in the community. Mandarin residents Beth Hohl Asbury and Emily Lisska serve on the Gingerbread Extravaganza Committee. Gilmons Bakery adds an exciting dimension to the Extravaganza. They are experts in what they do, said Hohl Asbury. The Gonzalez-Etheredge family of Mandarin was a rst time gingerbread builder in 2012 and return to the show this year. Jocelyn GonzalezEtheredge said the children are still a little too young to build, but cheer on the adults. In fact, we create and set our theme around the childrens interests, she shared. The Extravaganza, located at the National Register Site, Old St. Andrews, 317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, across from the Veterans Memorial Arena, is often referred to as the most Nease High School hosts college fairBy Contributing Writer Karen Blackwell, Nease IB Boostersof Campus Crest, a student housing company. Both offered valuable information and entertained questions after their presentations. The college night was held in the Nease gymnasium where students gathered materials and spoke to school representatives, asking questions and gaining insight. Supporters of the Nease High School fair included Sylvan Learning, Kaplan Test Prep, Tutoring Club, SAT prep Florida and The Learning Specialists.A great local tradition: The Gingerbread House Extravaganza showcases communitycreative art show in town. The event showcases varied themes including storybook, fantasy, historic and traditional holiday gingerbread houses. The Gingerbread Extravaganza runs December 4 through December 21, except Sundays. Its open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Although it is a charity event, a donation of $5 per adult and $3 for children over three is suggested. Parking is free. The site adjoining the Gingerbread Extravaganza, the Merrill Museum House, o ers a walk through a typical Jacksonville upper middle class home of a century agoall in a Victorian setting. The museum house is open 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, except Sunday. Special Gingerbread Extravaganza activities and eld trips are also available to schools, seniors and other groups. For more information, please call 665-0064 or email gingerbread@jaxhistory.com.Movie ReviewThor, the Dark WorldDirected by Alan Taylor. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) after thousands of years of captivity, the rst thing they seek is a weapon known as the Aether, an indestructible tool that can plunge the universe into darkness. Thor, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth, has been cleaning up and saving the nine realms governed by Asgard for the last two years. His goal was to complete these tasks to return to the woman he loves, Jane Foster, played by Natalie Portman, but now the elves see a chance to nd their weapon and destroy Asgard. A heros work is never done. While continuing her study of the scienti c anomalies that brought Thor to her two years ago, Jane discovers a portal that brings her into contact with the Aether and puts her life in danger. Now, against the wishes of his father Odin and with the aid of his brother Loki, played respectively by Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston, Thor will ght his way through dark elves and seek a way to save Jane and the earth, as well as Asgard. But can he trust a brother who once tried to kill him and their parents? Loss and revenge may guide them both. For one of his rst feature lm directions, Alan Taylor knocked it out of the park. The lm is action-packed while still packed with emotion. From family strife and losses to saving realms and ghting elves, the action and story go hand-in-hand, seldom lagging in between. Chris Hemsworth plays a great super hero, even to strangers on a subway. In addition, Tom Hiddleston made Loki the next best thing to being a superhero; hes the bad boy trying a ride on the other side. Natalie Portman has once again played the simple woman, Jane, as plucky and brave, even when faced with dangerous phenomenon and beings that y through the air. The story made the sequel engaging and makes you hope for another one. got news?editor@thecreekline.com Happy Holidays!From The CreekLine

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 19 Come visit us at one of our new locations Bartram Walk Salon and Spa in Julington Creek and Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine BEFORE AFTERComplimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: TM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841 Holiday SpecialMust present ad for discount offer. Expires 1/30/14. 904-567-3841 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr. J. Phillip Garcia, MD, FACS Roberto E. Garcia, MD, FACS Open Monday Friday 7AM 6PM to meet the needs of caregivers who work full time or who need some extra time for other daily activities Activities are tailored to mee t the multi-level needs of our clients with memory impairment Nutritious meals and snacks prep ared daily in a safe, secure and state-of-the-art environment Morning transportation available for cli ents living near the River Garden campus Conveniently located just south of I-295 From over 100 hours in summer rehearsals, to countless hours spent practicing each week, the Nease Panther Pride Band is the epitome of the hard work and dedication needed to achieve a goal. This fall, the band competed in several major regional marching competitions and dazzled audiences with their show titled Desert Winds, featuring musical selections such as Arabian Nights from Aladdin and Dust in the Wind by Kansas. On November 23, the Nease Band took the eld at the FMBC State Championships held in St. Petersburg at the Tropicana Nease Band has best ever marching seasonBy Contributing Writer Sarah HansenDome. In attendance were over 80 of Floridas best high school marching bands of all sizes, which came from all over the state to compete. Following their semi- nals performance in the 5A classi cation, the Nease Panther Pride Bands score placed them in the top ve bands in Class 5A that then advanced to the nals competition later in the evening. Between their semi- nals and nals performances, the band students were buzzing with excitement and rightly so. The marching season for the Panther Pride band was one lled with challenges, hard work and many successes, all coming down to their last performance in nals. I think we have a di erent level of passion and motivation to take the show weve been given and to run with it, remarked one band student, Riley Scherer, when asked about the bands season. Based on their spectacular performance in nals, which earned them a score of 90.13, the Nease Band placed third, a historic feat for the band program. After a great end to an awesome season, many look forward to seeing what the future of the Pride of St. Johns may hold. was Nick Tripp who put in 16 points. J Michael Plummer, the teams MVP for the season, scored 15 points. Noah Lippy followed up with eight points after going down early in the game with a knee injury. He returned and played through it. In addition to the exemplary play of those three that night, congratulations need to go out to fellow team members Gunnar Hitzeman, Daniel Tatem, Juan Avella, Bobby Kasprzak, Kyle Daetwiler, Gri n King, Kenny Collins, Josh Emerson, Thomas Talbot and Mitchell Fairgrieve, along with junior varsity players including Brandon Carroll, Davis Crenshaw, Chase Raithel, Hayden Tolar, Dylan Harvey, Clayton Chambers, Cooper Jordan and Antonio Colon. The players deserve all the credit, said Coach Whitmer. They made plays when they were needed and played cohesively like a unit throughout the entire game. He added, Coach Stanley did a great job assisting as the year went on and especially tonight. This was the third year in a row that the Flyers have been to the championship game and have won it two out of the last three; their previous championship was in 2011. The Flyers were the league champs back in 2006 as well. That was when now-assistant coach Dalton Stanley was a player on that team. Way to go Flyers! Fruit Cove Flyers cont. from pg. 1Recognize 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. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away.

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Page 20, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com 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 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Visit The UPS Store in Fruit Cove for all of your holiday packing and shipping needs. Learn To Read of St. Johns County (LTR) announced the 2013 Student and Tutor of the Year and welcomed four new board members during its recent annual meeting. Ecuador native Francesca Sanchez was named Student of the Year for her outstanding achievement in learning to read and write English and receiving her American citizenship in less than one year. Joe Cinney, Esq. was selected Tutor of the Year for his implementation of twice weekly classes of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other On Friday, November 8, beneath a clear blue sky, over 1400 children and sta honored local veterans and their families with the annual Liberty Parade held at St. Johns Countys only K-8 school, Liberty Pines Academy. The parade is an ongoing tradition at LPA which fosters recognition of those who have fought for Americas freedom. Principal Judith Thayer told the crowd that in order to recognize local men and women who had fought for this country, the word liberty was chosen to be the centerpiece of the school name when it opened in 2008. Thayer continued, Within the concept of liberty are the ideals of freedom and self-determination which are ideas that have made America strong. Our children have learned that freedom isnt free and it comes at a cost. The Oldest City Detachment #383 Marine Corps of St. Augustine presented the colors. Student Council President Lucy Story led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance and spoke of her grandfather, a veteran, who fought for the freedom of the nation. The parade opened with the LPAs rst generation of kindergarten students escorted outside by the eighth graders. Together they sang We Love the USA. Successive grade levels of students sang songs which included Youre a Grand Community First Credit Union, based in Jacksonville, celebrated the opening of its 17th branch o ce with a commemoration of the new location on Friday, November 22. The Bartram Branch at 13910 Village Lake Circle in South Jacksonville represents an expansion for the credit union. Credit union employees and leaders as well as Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and representatives from the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. This new branch stands as a testament to our commitment to serve our 107,000 members where they live or work, said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First Credit Union. Bartram Park is an area that has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. We are excited to see the impact of this growth and the opening of so many businesses both big and small. The Bartram branch will serve the more than 1,500 credit union members who live within a ve-mile radius plus another 2,000 to 3,000 who will eventually join the credit union. The lo-Learn To Read names student and tutor of 2013; welcomes four new board membersLanguages) and for tutoring one-on-one with two ESOL students. It is very gratifying to honor Ms. Sanchez and Mr. Cinney for their outstanding achievements, said LTR Executive Director Ann Breidenstein. Francesca has shown us how much can be attained with hard work and perseverance, and Joe epitomizes the dedication and caring of our LTR tutors. Breidenstein also welcomed new LTR board members Cathy Brown, retired executive director of Council on Aging; Heidi Eddins, Esq., retired, general council for Florida East Coast Railway; Susan Harry, retired, president of Anastasia Advertising and a past president of Learn To Read of St. Johns County; and Valerie Peischel Mull, director of the St. Johns County Main Library, and past board member of LTR. Learn To Read, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that has provided free literacy skills assessment and tutoring in basic literacy and math to St. Johns County adults 16 years of age and older for 27 years. LTR tutors students preparing to take the GED exam or other vocational or professional exams. It provides tutoring for reaching personal goals, including writing checks, reading medicine labels, getting a drivers license or earning their American citizenship. LTR works with St. Francis House, the Homeless Coalition, the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and other social services agencies to recruit adult students who want to improve their skills so they can change their lives. Through partial funding by the United Way, St. Johns County, Christ Church at Serenata and with the generous support of the community, LTR is able to provide the necessary materials to assist its students, as well as to recruit and train volunteer tutors. For information about becoming a tutor or helping LTR, please call Charlotte at 826-0011. Liberty Pines Academy hosts annual Liberty ParadeContributed by Diana Sarama, Liberty Pines AcademyOld Flag, American Heroes, Thank You Soldiers and the School House Rock Preamble. Service men and women were recognized and stood at attention when the LPA Band played the Armed Forces March. The morning concluded with the entire school, most of whom were dressed in red, white and blue, and waving ags, serenading all visitors with God Bless the USA. A regular to the parade could be overhead saying to others, This is an amazing event. It gives me great hope for America. I am proud of all these children and of this school. I am proud to be an American.Credit union opens new branch in South Jacksonvillecation features a state-of-the-art interior with dialogue towers which replace traditional tellers and create an integrated, online experience for customers who have moved away from cash transactions. The new branch building is a green design and is Silver LEED Certi ed, as recognized by the United States Green Building Council. It was designed by Gresham, Smith and Partners and completed by Auld and White Constructors. Community First Credit Union started construction on the expansion branch in March 2013 while announcing its most successful year in history. Community First Credit Union administers The Community First Cares Foundation, the only own non-pro t foundation administered by a credit union in Jacksonville.

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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 benets include: completed I am a hair stylist working in the Mandarin area with over 20 years in the beauty industry.Nancy Neff Calypsosalonwww.hairartistrybynancy.com New clients Receive 50% o Vaild ONLY with Nancy Must ll out the appointment request online. EXP 1/15/14 November 8, 2013 was the date of MCEs annual performance to honor our local heroes. Although the program changes every year, thanks to the creativity of music teacher Paige Neal, the meaning behind the performance remains the same. The Mill Creek community is rich with military heroes. Having the National Guard state headquarters located in St. Augustine as well as the new Clyde E. Lassen State Veterans Nursing Home located on State Road 16, one does not have to look far to nd a military hero to thank. The program this year featured the rst graders at Mill Creek. After Principal Amanda Riedl welcomed all in attendance, the rst graders led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. The performance included the singing of The Star Spangled Banner, a poem entitled Veterans followed by another song, Thank a Vet. The conclusion of the ceremony featured everyone standing and singing together God Bless America as all the veterans in attendance made way to the stage for a heros recognition. This program is one of the most important activities on the school calendar. This event took the work of many members of the Mill Creek family; Mrs. Pearson and the student council was in charge of the Hero Hospitality Room, which was set up in the teachers lounge as a place for honored guests to enjoy refreshments after the performance. The rst graders at Hickory Creek Elementary School celebrated the fth annual BookA-Ween on October 30. Lots of characters showed up this year to join in the fun! Some of the children were dressed as Cli ord, Biscuit, Fancy Nancy, Junie B. Jones, Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House, Dorothy, Pete the Cat and The Man in the Tall Yellow Hat from Curious George. Others wore costumes to look like pirates, princesses, knights and many, many more! Book-A-Ween was designed to build excitement about stories and characters and to share that enthusiasm with others, said Laura Eads, rst grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary. Students are encouraged to dress as a character Hickory Creek rst graders dress as favorite book charactersBy Contributing Writer Laurie Argott Laura Eads and her rst grade class.from a favorite story, bring a copy of the book to school and retell the story to their classmates. After all the students were done presenting, they enjoyed a Halloween-themed lunch. Some of the menu items included mummy dogs, spooky spaghetti with meatballs, mummy pizzas, fresh veggies and even bread bones. To top it o each class made a special dessert. Some children had apples and caramel while others ate skeleton cupcakes or monster cookies. Honoring Our HeroesMCE holds its annual Veterans Day programBy Contributing Writer Wendi BrothersMs. Henry baked delicious cupcakes and Mrs. DeWitt, with the safety patrols, helped guide the guests to their seats. The Mill Creek student body is rich with military in uence. Many students have military parents that have spent time deployed over seas ghting to ensure our countrys freedoms remain intact. There are many students who have grandparents, aunts and uncles that have served or are serving. Even still there are members of the Mill Creek sta that have served or have spouses that are serving. To name a few: Je rey Gamel, Robert Davis, Dion James and Nicole Orletskis husband. With so many threads of military in uence woven within the Mill Creek family, it is no surprise that Veterans Day is one of the most celebrated holidays of the school year. In addition to this amazing performance, MCE continues appreciation of the military by Adopting a Veteran at the Clyde Lassen VA nursing home for Christmas. Classrooms and individuals are taking stars that have the veterans wish list on one side and the branch of the military they served on the other. The participants will purchase the items on the list and bring back to school. The gifts will be delivered to the nursing home before school is out for Christmas break for distribution by the nursing home sta Thank you to all of our military heroes. Mill Creek Elementary School salutes you! Want your schools Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and well share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! n e ? Teen Volunteer OrientationThurs., Dec.12 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library The library is a great place to get your volunteer hours. Orientation is mandatory and counts as your rst service hour. Class size is limited; please call 827-6960 for registration information.

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Page 22, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com Julington Creek Animal Walk is a state-of-the-art pet boarding facility for dogs, cats, and exotics providing: Your pet will nd a welcoming retreat at our 9-acre, fenced, off-leash dog park featuring a bone-shaped swimming pool and our NE Floridas Premier Luxury Pet Resort, Dog Park and SpaConveniently located next to Julington Creek Animal Hospital Stop by for a tour and receive a coupon for a free daily park pass Aordable small dog luxury oasis. Please call for details. Veterinarian Owned and Operated Great Selection of Unique Holiday Gifts! www.research.net/s/190262 www.research.net/s/190262 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market! St. Johns Endodontics currently operates in Jacksonville and Dr. John Sullivan has recently expanded to North St. Johns County. This new location is located just west of Interstate 95 on County Road 210. This is a state-of-the-art facility o ering the latest in technology that includes: digital radiography, Merrill Lynch donated 120 cheerfully decorated baskets of food to Community Hospice which will be distributed to home care and Community PedsCare patients and their families in time for Thanksgiving. This is the 16th year Merrill Lynch has been donating themed food baskets to Community Hospice during this time of year. A big thank you for their continued commitment to provide these gifts of love, said Dan Batty, manager of volunteer services for Community Hospice. This event started at the request of a Merrill Lynch associate as a way to give back to Community Hospice for the services and support provided to patients and their family. The tradition has carried on ever since. Endodontics practice expands to St. Johns Dr. John Sullivan and Dr. Laura Sullivan3-D imaging and microscopes. This new location is a stand-alone building that is shared with his wife Dr. Laura Sullivan of St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry. As an endodontist, Dr. Sullivan performs root canal therapy to the highest standard and is dedicated to ensuring patient comfort. He is a Board-Certi ed Endodontist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. His endodontic certi cate, master of science in dental sciences and DMD degrees were awarded by the University of Florida. Additional degrees include a mechanical engineering master of science from the University of Colorado and biological engineering bachelor of science from North Carolina State University. Dr. Sullivan and his sta at St. Johns Endodontics are dedicated to providing their patients with an individualized, caring, treatment approach. His treatment is the highest quality, most technologically advanced endodontic care available. Dr. Sullivans treatment is performed with the aid of a surgical operating microscope to ensure his patients get the best treatment possible. He o ers advanced 3-D imaging to aid in rendering a de nitive diagnosis for his patients. Dr. Sullivan is dedicated to informing his patients of their situation and treatment options and thus allows his patients to make the treatment decision that is best for them.Community Hospice receives Thanksgiving baskets We love this event and the opportunity to give back to Community Hospice, said Jessica Esquierdo, a Merrill Lynch employee. Every year the week after Halloween I start receiving messages from associates wanting to know if we will be doing the Thanksgiving baskets again. The Merrill Lynch employees get excited to participate in the basket decorating contest and I am always amazed at their creativitythey keep getting bigger and better.got news?editor@thecreekline.com A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Sunday Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities.water lessVisit www. oridaswater.com Happy Holidays!From The CreekLine The Liberty Pines Academy Eighth Grade Ambassadors helped to pick up, organize and box food for the annual drive. Coach Angela Rudds helping hands made the sorting go much easier. The total collection was 1,916 items which is over 1,850 pounds of food. Students in Jill Herkels Drama class and Coach Alan Eisenhuths P.E. class loaded the food into vehicles for transport to the food pantries. Lauren Siatkas fourth grade classroom brought in the most, an amazing 161 food items! They are the winners of the canned food drive, but in reality we are all winners for helping to meet the needs of our neighbors in St. Johns County. Thank you to all who donated food to the drive. It is through your empathy and generosity that we are able to give to others during a time when they need friends to help them out. Liberty Pines Academy cares!Liberty Pines cares!

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Creekside is home to two Career Academies: the Emerging Technology and Environmental and Urban Planning Academy. These groups of elective courses provide 660 students with the opportunity for industry certi cation. Certi cations are like professional endorsements and serve as testimonies to colleges and future employers that a student has taken initiative and really knows his or her stu Academies yield educational experiences in more ways than one. Angela Hensley, career specialist and conductor of Creeksides academy train, shares, These courses give the students an opportunity to study an area in which they feel they could one day have a career... Participating in one of our Academies allows the students to discover if this eld of study is right for their future, instead of waiting until they are in college and changing majors several times. Academies put a special emphasis on hands-on, projectbased learning, which student Joseph Mace feels is a good way to balance sitting in class and listening and actually doing hands-on work I know that from all that Ive done and learned, that itll prepare me for college and hopefully my career as an engineer. Creeksides Academy of Emerging Technology is a learning community dedicated to building understanding of St. Johns County Virtual School (SJVS) elementary students, who attend school via the internet, have the opportunity to attend monthly socialization and discovery outings where they can enjoy time with their teachers and peers, while learning more about the world around them in a safe and structured environment away from their computers. In September, the rst outing of the year was a huge success as the students explored the intriguing exhibits at The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville. Students walked through the museum and were excited to see and explore the exhibits that reinforced what they have been learning in their virtual school curriculum. This included a series of interactive displays that introduced them to the human body and its physiology; the water worlds, where they viewed various aquarium exhibits; and then a trip through history as students travel back in time through Northeast Florida, where they saw many With the holidays fast approaching and Thanksgiving already past, Nease High School is looking for any possible opportunities to give to the community this holiday season and perhaps make life a little better for members of the community with struggles that may prevent them from celebrating this time of year. Last month, Nease ran a food drive for Thanksgiving in which di erent education departments, school-wide, collected ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal. The school asked students to bring in nonperishable items to organize into gift baskets and present to families of the community who needed the help. The drive was very successful and was able to collect food to provide Thanksgiving meals to several families in the community. Additionally, Nease High Schools International Baccalaureate (IB) program held a Blessings in a Backpack drive which ran through December 6. This service e ort provided IB students with the opportunity to give to the community each week by purchasing, packing St. Johns Virtual Elementary School is going placesBy Contributing Writer Melissa Kowieski, MEd., SJVS Elementary Teacherof Floridas native animals. The children also got to explore outer space through the new Great Balls of Fire! exhibit where they learned more about comets, asteroids and meteors. October o ered a wonderful fall outing to Sykes and Cooper Farm, where students hiked through the corn maze, went on a hay ride, bounced on a huge blow up popper and learned about farm animals and produce that can be grown on local farms. It was a fun day on the farm! The November outing was to the Material Recovery Facility in Jacksonville where students learned rst-hand what happens to the materials that they put out by the curb each week for the recycle company to collect. They suited up with protective glasses and re ective vests and walked the busy, noisy oor to see how each machine sorted materials and worked. It was very exciting to see the huge magnetic conveyor belt quickly pull metal cans out of the paper, cardboard and aluminum items as they moved swiftly by. Stu-CHS HappeningsMovie not required for Academy AwardsBy Sarah Schreck, CHS StudentNease HappeningsNease heightens service to community this holiday seasonBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentup, picking up and delivering food for 100 students at The Webster School in St. Augustine. The students were able to earn service hours and give to the community in a way that would bless the lives of many. The IB program will also be holding an event at the Westminster Woods retirement home to share the holiday spirit with some of the seniors in our community on Saturday, December 14. Students will get the chance to make holiday cards, sing or play Christmas carols and bake cupcakes. Students will be able not only to earn service hours at this event, but also spend time with the elders of our community and spread the holiday spirit. In the end, Nease students should be proud of the many service opportunities that their school has taken advantage of this holiday season. These e orts to serve the community have helped spread the spirit of this time of year by helping families throughout the community enjoy their time together and have provided help for those many in our community who could use a hand. dents were actively engaged and had the opportunity to interact with the employees to learn the numerous bene ts of recycling. SJVS teachers have planned a fun in-house activity at the First Coast Technical Center for Decembers activity. There, students will get together to decorate gingerbread houses and create many other fun winter crafts and treats. It will be a great time for everyone as we begin to wrap up the rst semester of the school year. SJVS currently has 63 students enrolled in the public school program and the second semester open enrollment will continue through January 7. For more information about joining this growing family, please contact the Virtual O ce at 547-8080 or visit the website at www-sjvs.stjohns.k12. .us.current and future technologies. Students work with di erent content-creation platforms, such as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro within the New Media branch, as well as networking education, training students within Cisco Systems, preparing students for IT jobs as a part of the networking sector. According to its o cial description, Creeksides Academy for Environmental and Urban Planning prepare[s] students as surveying technicians, mapping technicians, civil engineers, surveyors and urban planners on the Urban side, as well as enhancing the knowledge of the federal state and local regulations, ecosystems awareness, water quality issues, air quality issues and other ecological topics within the Environmental branch. Hensley is happy to report, The Academy of Environmental and Urban Planning was awarded Model status from the National Career Academy Coalition. This is the highest ranking an academy can earn. This means that our program exceeded the 10 National Standards of Practice that establish academies as being Model. Kevin Davenport, Ali Pressel and Hensley, accompanied by district sta traveled to Arizona in October to the NCAC Annual Conference to accept this prestigious award. So whats the secret? Whats Creeksides Chemical X, added to the sugar, spice and everything nice? Its no surprise its our teachers. Along with the Urban and Environmental Planning teachers, Kathy Sinardi and Lynda Kelley form a team of dynamic and zealous educators. Without these dedicated teachers, con des Hensley, the academies would not be as successful as they are right now! Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919

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Nearly 40 classes a week, from 6am to 7:45pm! Coming Soon~ New Location in Fleming Island early 2014! First class always FREE! www.yoga-den.com (904) 268-8330 $695 for 1 year UNLIMITED Membership This year the FCMS Drama Club is producing the play My Son Pinocchio Jr. This is a parody of the Disney movie Pinocchio and if you have seen the movie Geppetto you will know what the play is like. The main di erence is we will be much better than the movie. I know this because I have insider knowledge. I am in the show and play Sue, a rebellious fairy in training. The play is coming along very nicely. We are working very hard on making sure it will be a wish come true. There is a lot that has changed about how we are doing the show this year. For the rst time we are having a Saturday performance. We are also presenting the play in April instead of March. The ages of our cast members span from sixth to eighth grade, including a large number of sixth graders. As a matter a fact the lead role of Pinocchio is played by sixth grader, Talon Sisneroz. He is a very good Dr. Laura Sullivan believes going to the dentist should be relaxing and fun. With this goal in mind she has opened St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry. The team welcomes parents to accompany their child and allows plenty of time to provide individualized attention and care. The new o ce is located on County Road 210 just east of Interstate 95. This state-of-theart facility has been designed to ensure children have access to the most current, conservative and comfortable dental care available. When you enter the o ce you will experience a modern and refreshing environment. Artistic, bright, and colorful the innovative o ce design will make going to the dentist a special and fun experience. Dr. Laura Sullivan is a Board Certi ed Pediatric Dentist specializing in oral health care for The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) recently honored the St. Johns County Medical Examiners Of- ce with accreditation recognizing the agency for meeting or exceeding national performance standards. Charged with providing crucial services that touch St. Johns County families during some of the most sensitive and vulnerable times in their lives, Medical Examiner O ce sta members approach their mission with utmost objectivity and a sincere compassion for those whove been left behind. The o ce determines the cause and manner of death under circumstances that include homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, tra c fatalities, suspicious deaths and infant deaths. Sta members conduct forensic investigations, perform autopsies, issue death certi cates and work closely with various tissue and organ procurement agencies as a service to the families in the community. A state-mandated, countyadministered agency, the St. Johns County Medical Examiners o ce provides expertise for the civil and criminal justice system and serves St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler counties. Appointed by the governor in 2011, Dr. Predrag Bulic leads an o ce of six, including two forensic investigators, which processes more than 300 cases annually. The o ce is dedicated to providing accurate, timely FCMS Drama Club has no stringsBy Contributing Writer Hannah Silverstein, Fruit Cove Middle School Studentsinger to go along with all of the wonderful musical numbers such as Just Because its Magic, When You Wish Upon a Star, Ive Got No Strings and Since I Gave My Heart Away. Of course, there are many more songs and they may sound familiar, as they are mostly all from the movies Pinocchio and Geppetto. The show dates are in the middle of April and I hope that we have a great turnout. I know that it will be an amazing show.St. Johns County Medical Examiner O ce recognized with national accreditationand thorough death investigations for families of the deceased and law enforcement. Dr. Bulic is a member of the Florida Department of Health Leadership Council, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and Florida Association of Medical Examiners. Prior to serving in St. Johns County, he worked in Volusia County and Broward County and served as an emergency room physician in Belgrade of the former Yugoslavia. The St. Johns County o ce encourages educational development within the eld and serves as training location for those entering a variety of related careers including criminal justice, nursing and forensic pathology. NAME accreditation is the model for superior national forensic standards and is often the guideline utilized by international forensic agencies. During the accreditation process, NAME evaluates an organization on expertise regarding a variety of criteria including investigations, forensic death examinations, personnel quali cations and facilities. In addition, radiology and histology, reporting and recording, security and mass disaster plans are also evaluated. The St. Johns County Medical Examiners o ce initiated the accreditation process in 2012. NAME forensic pathologists conducted a two-day inspection of the facilities in June and announced the o ces full accreditation in August. The endorsement is a ve-year certi cation. Seven of the 24 Medical Examiner Districts in Florida have received accreditation and only 65 agencies throughout the United States accomplished the goal. Pediatric dentist opens local o ceinfants, children, and teenagers, including those with special healthcare needs. Dr. Sullivan completed both dental school and a specialty program in pediatric dentistry at the University of Florida, where she served as chief resident. Prior to dental school Dr. Sullivan earned a bachelor of science degree in biomedical science from the University of South Florida. Before opening St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Sullivan has been working in private practice in Ocala and North Florida. St. Johns Pediatric Dentistrys commitment is to help children learn to care for their smiles for life, with an emphasis on prevention and health. The team is specially trained to provide children with individualized care that is tailored to their needs in a relaxed and friendly environment. Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers! UNDER $20, $40 and $75. GIVE SMILES $19. GIVE CALMING $38.50GIVE SPA NIGHTS $69 JULINGTON CREEK WWW.GETPANACHE.COM 904.209.13202758 Racetrack Rd. 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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 40 percent of all battery sales take place during the holidays. Consumers concerned about the e ect of batteries on the environment can give only battery-free gifts. Make your own gifts. Not all gifts have to be bought at the store. There are many meaningful gifts that can be made by hand and homemade gifts cut back on potentially harmful production practices and transportation. Rely on natural items when decorating your home. When decking the halls this holiday season, collect pine cones and holly from outdoors and make garlands from ra a or vines. These materials can be put into compost heaps or ground up into mulch later on. Cut back on lighting by reducing the number of lights you string up on your home and choosing energy-e cient lights. LED lights, which use up to 95 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, is another way to leave a smaller carbon footprint this holiday season.

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 25 104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102 Julington Creek, FL 32259Fruit Cove/Julington Creek Modern Healthcare magazine has announced Baptist Health President and CEO Hugh Greene as the winner of its 2013 Community Leadership Award. The magazine began this recognition last year to honor healthcare executives for their e orts to improve the health and well-being of people in their communities. Nominations were accepted for several months and Modern Healthcare editorial leaders chose 10 nalists from the national pool of nominees. Pro les of each of the 10 nalists were posted on the Modern Healthcare website and online votes were accepted between August 5 and September 20. The overall winner was chosen by a combination of online voting and nomination review by senior editors at Modern Healthcare. I see this award not as a personal recognition as much as a re ection of our mission at Baptist and the ful llment of our community social responsibility, Greene said. YOU are going to sleep in a hotel made of ice? questioned my friend Colleen. But, youre always cold, even here in Florida. True, I said. I never wear shorts to the movies and always carry a sweater into the grocery store. But, Ive become quite an adventurer and staying in Quebecs Ice Hotel sounded like a challenge. I arrived at the Hotel de Glace, a 44-room icetablishment, along with three others at 8:45 p.m. Not a time I would ordinarily check-in at a hotel, but rooms dont open for overnight guests until 9:00 p.m. Annual construction takes a team of 50 people working day and night for six weeks. First they lay a 15,000-ton snow foundation. Then, snow is blown around metal molds. After three days the molds are removed. Finally, 500 tons of ice blocks are carved into furniture, columns and sculptures. My group discovered a vaulted chapel with an etched ice altar. Apparently some diehard brides get married inside the frozen sanctuary, arriving like the Snow Queen on a sleigh pulled by white horses. Next, we hit the disco where pulsating music and neon lights bounced around the alabaster walls. A glass enclosed replace ickered near the corner drawing me to the ames like a true thin-blooded On Saturday, November 23, 2013, Nease NJROTC Academics Brain Brawl team competed in a meet hosted by Bishop Kenny High School. The cadets competed against 18 other area schools. They were tested on the skills of Naval Science knowledge with bonus rounds of random subjects. Nease took third place overall and this quali es them for the Regional Brain Brawl championship in the spring.A night in the Ice HotelBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Local CEO earns award for community leadershipGreene has dedicated countless hours to community service, serving in leadership roles on numerous boards, including the Sulzbacher Center, United Way of Northeast Florida, the University of North Florida and JAX Chamber. He was the founding chair of JaxCare, a program for the working uninsured and, as chair of the Sulzbacher Center Board, he received the Excellence in Healthcare Award for his e orts on behalf of the homeless. Additional awards include the 2006 Leadership Jacksonville Community Trustee Award, 2012 OneJax Humanitarian Award and the 2013 University of North Floridas Coggin College of Business Distinguished Business Leader Award. Hugh is a trusted community leader and is always at the table when the most important issues in our community are being discussed, said Baptist Health Board of Directors Chair Robert Hill Jr.Floridian. But, I realized it didnt emit any heat. Bartenders served drinks in oversized ice cube glasses. The glass chilled my already numbed ngers, but the libation slid a welcoming blaze down my throat. I could have sipped another, but I was going to sleep in a room more comfortable to a polar bear than human. I didnt want to leave my sleeping bag for a bathroom call. Around 11:00 p.m., we attended a required training class. The instructor explained the secret to staying warm was to start warm. I was told to soak for 15 minutes in an outdoor hot tub and then dash into a dry sauna. This process would warm my body before donning sleepwear. Once clad, I raced down a hallway and entered an arched ceiling room dominated by a bed of ice. The bed was topped with a thin piece of plywood, a small mattress and brown fuzzy bedspread. So, how did I survive? Guests receive sleeping bags with a special liner. You nagle your way into this thin shroud before getting into the mummy shaped outer bag. Once in, you tighten the sleeping bags face straps to completely encase your body. I tugged and twisted but couldnt get the straps snug, so I put on my spare ski hat with ear aps and tied it under my chin. The only thing exposed to the arctic air was my face. And, baby it was cold. Im sure my schnoze looked like Rudolphs with frostbite. The North Pole-like air chapped my skin and I fought with myself to relax and go to sleep. I tried slow meditative breathing; however, lying in this inhospitable dark environment made me feel very alone. Eventually I ignored the discomfort, managed to let go and nod o Who knows what time it was when I awoke in total darkness. I could see nothing. I hummed and went back to sleep. The next time I awoke I swear sunlight was creeping in. How could that be? My room had no windows. I rolled onto my back and looked up. There, o to the side of the bed gaped a hole in the roof. Snow was gently falling as if Tinkerbelle was shaking fairy dust down the opening. The sight was mesmerizingly beautiful, but only for a minute. I was chilled and my bladder was full. A thought occurred to me as I scampered back to warmth: Id slept the night in the Ice Hotel. I survived persistent cold and raw aloneness and if I could withstand that, I must be resilient. What next? www.hoteldeglace-canada.com.

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Page 26, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com Celebrate New Years Eve In StyleOn the Bank of the St. Johns River Come for the party only $75 per person!Call today for reservations 904-287-2525 space is limited.Live DJ Dancing Heavy Hors doeuvres* 2 Free Drink Tickets Cash BarOvernight accommodations including the party and New Years Day breakfast start at $138.For more details visit: MarywoodCenter.org/NewYearsEve For many, holiday shopping for the angler in their life can be a di cult and dreaded event. The number of products that are speci cally made to get a sh out of the water, into a cooler and eventually into a frying pan can be a bit overwhelming for anyone. With thousands of di erent items available through a variety of di erent sources, it is easy to see why gift cards have become a viable option for many. Taking the dread and dif- culty out of gift shopping for your shing person is an obtainable goal. First you must know their shing preferences such as fresh or saltwater. You also have to know the species of sh they like to target, such as bream and bass or red sh and trout. This information alone is enough for most tackle stores to be able to supply you with an endless array of tackle and equipment. The next two things you need to know that should make your shopping easier are as follows. One, your shing person never has enough tackle and equipment and two, even when tackle and equipment are duplicated it is a good thing. Because this is a mindset that exists for nearly all anglers, it will almost be impossible to get it wrong. Finally, to make shopping really easy there are shing related gifts that will t all anglers for any occasion. These are gifts that require little knowledge of your persons shing habits, but will always be appreciated and one day put to use. We can start our shing related gift list with clothing. Fishing shirts, pants, hats and caps all make great gift ideas and are easy shopping. Dont forget a pair of anti-slip deck shoes to complete an out t. Polarized sunglasses are a must for anyone that spends time around the water and will be put to immediate use. For safety, an in atable life vest is a good idea for any angler, especially for those that like to sh solo. Tools of the trade such as let knives, knife sharpeners and shing pliers are also must haves even if The Creeks Football League (CFL) Outlaws Pee Wee Gold team has secured the title of Southeast Regional Champions! The Outlaws advance to Pop Warner National Championship competition beginning December 7 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. They are the rst St. Johns team to advance to nationals! Congratulations to the players, coaches, team moms and parents! Coaches/Team Moms: Head Coach Mike Hughes, Angelo Vespi, Paul Blazejowski, Ike Keene, Don Abbey, Brad Denny, Robb Muley, Greg Helm, Kelly Helm and Pam Bowser.Durbin Creek Elementary school students, parents, families and sta took a journey Congratulations, Outlaws! Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaDurbin Creek hosts Worlds FairBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Katz, Corresponding Secretary, DCE PTO Students showing off their Durbie passportaround the world on Friday, November 8. The PTO sponsored the rst Family Night Out of the year with the event chaired by Reisha Rust and Angie Conlan. The event was jammed packed with entertainment including a Polynesian revue, Russian and Greek dancing, Chinese dragon dancers and a French mime. The participants were able to make crafts from around the world, like Japanese origami, Indian Rangoli designs and Chinese painting. On our eld there was a zip line through Zimbabwe, castle jump in England, Tour de France and rock wall climb Mount Everest Tibet. If you still had the energy, teachers were sharing stories from Africa, the Appalachians and other amazing places around the world. The students also got to decorate Durbie, our school mascot and take him on the journey with them. They were able to get him stamped as their passport. We were able to not just think globally, but also give locally! Items were collected throughout the day for children in our community who are being placed in foster care. Both Emiles Pack of Hope and St. Johns County ASSIST program bene ted from the donations. Items like stu ed animals, school supplies, backpacks and hygiene products were donated. What a wonderful night Durbin Worlds Fair was!duplicated. With shing regulations being as di cult as they are today a color pictured sh identi cation book is a must and then there are always tackle boxes, gear bags, coolers and more. Holiday shopping for your special angler no longer has to be a dreaded or di cult event. Understanding their shing preferences, their mindset on tackle and having a shing related gift list to shop with can help make this years shopping an enjoyable event. Fishing Report: Best bet is speckled perch (crappie) in deeper holes in local creeks. Take the kids bream shing in a local pond on a warmer pretty day. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. 209-6190 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.We Need a Home! Hello! Our names are River & Rose and we are sisters. We are approximately 10 months old and current on all vaccines, but still need to be spayed. We are very affectionate pets who love attention. When not curled up in your lap, we love to play with our fellow feline friends and look out the window. Please visit us at the SJC Pet Center and give us a forever home!

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 27 TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.comGet 30% o your purchase of a gift certicate from S & J this Christmas season and make it a gift that they will remember. Oer valid through December 31st 2013. Give a Living Gift! Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Available! Marienhof Kennels It is often the case that eagerly awaited fall weather is slow to arrive. While northerners are skiing in near blizzard conditions, we can be basking in the sublime upper 70s to lower 80s! As December approaches though, change is in the air and being prepared to deal with cold snaps will help enormously when you need to protect tender plants. Happily, frost blankets are widely available. These lightweight, synthetic eece covers can keep temperatures at least ve degrees higher The Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC) fall membership drive and the 2013 fall sports season at CHS are now history. Funds raised by memberships, concession stand pro ts, sale of authentic Knights apparel, sponsors and other fundraisers help to o set costs of the athletic programs at CHS. Every athlete and every sport is a benefactor of these funds. Here are just a few of the ways how the Booster Club was able to help the CHS athletic programs and the school recently: New uniforms for the football team were purchased, as were bleachers for the tennis program and wrestling mats; travel costs were supplemented for state bound members of the cross country and the swim/dive team. They have approved the purchase of new goals for soccer and new equipment for baseball and softball. Winter sports programs for basketball, soccer and wrestling are now underway as is the winter Booster Club membership drive. Please consider joining and please try to come out and enjoy some Creekside basketball, soccer and wrestling this season. The past months have been quite busy for the scouts of Troop 280. In October, several scouts participated in a scuba diving certi cation class with Troop 718 and enjoyed a great dive at Devils Den in Central Florida. You can see a short video at the troop website: www.julingtoncreekscouts.com. We also had a group of scouts go backpacking in Suwannee River State Park, where they cooked all of their meals on lightweight backpacking stoves and practiced rst aid simulations on the trail. November brought the much anticipated Zombie Apocalypse campout. Several scouts also attended an outing to IFly in Orlando with a skydiving simulator and a trip to DeLeon Springs State Park afterwards. The boys have also been busy with local community 1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M.Constanze Goricki, Dr.med.vet Tara Hogan, DVM287-5570M-F 8 AM 6 PM Sat 8 AM Noon Greenbriar Animal Hospital We Celebrate The HumanPet Bond Gardening: Falling into winterBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASand thicker covers will do even better. For tender in-ground plants, make sure to cover them completely, taking the blanket right down to the ground to trap warmer air and secure it against the wind. If a couple of cold nights are forecast, just leave these blankets in place, but if you use plastic, keep it o foliage as much as possible to avoid damage from cold transmission and then at least partly remove it during the day to avoid overheating. Old sheets and blankets also work, but may damage plants if they get wet and rest on the foliage for too long. Young citrus should be protected by heaping up soil, mulch or sand over the graft union; make sure to remove it after the danger has passed. If you have larger tropical plants in pots you might move them indoors. If you use an uninsulated garage for this purpose, a hard freeze could take the temperature inside lower than some plants might tolerate. If the pots have been well watered, as all plants should be before a cold snap, their roots will not necessarily be damaged. Cool-season vegetables should be coming on well. Keep scouting regularly for pests and treat with mild insecticides like soaps or oils if you nd more insects than youre comfortable with. For information on what to plant now, check out the November/December edition of A New Leaf: http://duval.ifas.u edu/documents/ANewLeafNovDec2013.pdf. Even into December it is possible to plant some of the hardier vegetables and herbs that su er in our summer heat usually do well in the cooler months. Decorative vegetables like chard, with red and yellow stems, can be added to owerbeds. If you like ornamental cabbage, why not consider using the edible kind? Kales can look very lovely, tinged with lavender and crinkly edged or with dark blue-green strappy leaves. You may have to look beyond the big box stores to nd unusual varieties. Since narcissus can be planted in late November or early December and Im a sucker for an English spring, Im planting some this year. They dont always do well here, needing cold weather to promote owering. Those that are designated as early may do better and paperwhites are usually successful. I shall plant my bulbs in well-draining soil in a good sunny spot and apply a bulb fertilizer to get them going. Leaving their foliage to die back after they ower returns energy to the bulbs and prepares them to bloom the following year. Gardeners live in hope.The Creekside Athletic Booster club is spearheading a new only to Creekside incentive program called S.C.O.R.E. (Sports, Teams for, Community Out Reach and Education) Each athletic team at Creekside will be participating in some sort of community service Several teams have already volunteered this school year. Football sold red t-shirts and donated all pro ts to the American Heart Association. The cross country team volunteered at various charity races, girls cross country organized food baskets for the needy, the swim and dive team raised money for Little Pink Houses of Hope, Breast Cancer and volleyball volunteered at Camp Promise. The Creekside Athletic Booster Club and the athletic department at Creekside not only hope to provide competitive athletic opportunities but to help shape tomorrows leaders and encourage character counts both on and o the eld. CKABC board members are also personally driven to give back and support worthy causes. Angie Hiler runs at least four half marathons per year for News from Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsservice. During the month of October, the boys donated 80 pounds of non-perishable goods to the new Second Harvest Food Warehouse on State Road 16. In conjunction with Pack 280, the troop also participated in Operation Christmas Child to help make Christmas a little brighter for kids across the world. They have been busy working on numerous merit badges and several Eagle candidates are preparing for their Eagle Boards of Review in the coming weeks and months. Other scouts participated in various activities such as assisting with Cub Scout packs, volunteering at Cub-ORee, clean ups at their school and helping out with the River of Life Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch. After the holidays, the boys will be preparing for their sixth annual I Love You Very Mulch Sale. This helps them raise money to participate in scout activities and earn their own way to summer camp each year, both in sales and the delivery of those many bags of mulch each spring. As always, we appreciate the support of the local community. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from ve original members to now over 60. Their scoutmaster is Brian Miller. You can visit us online at www.julingtoncreekscouts.com for more information. Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Who What When Where Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@thecreekline.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! Teen Anime Club Tuesday, Dec. 17 6 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Teens over age 12: Are you looking for something different to do tonight? Were showing a popular anime movie on our big screen! Refreshments will be provided.News from Creekside Athletic Booster ClubBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, Creekside Athletic Booster ClubCHS Athletic Boosters cont. on pg. 28

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Page 28, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com like us on Facebook I want cremation.$650Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 12421 San Jose Blvd, Ste 100 ( 904 ) 292-0195 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com Yearly more than two million people visit a doctor for dizziness, and an untold number suer from motion sickness. Although patients complain of similar symptoms, there are dierent treatments available. Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common symptoms prompting patients to visit a physician. Join in as we discuss vertigo, causes and treatment, and how it diers from various balance disorders.Vertigo What is it? What can cause dizziness/imbalance? BPPV Explained What is Vestibular Rehab Therapy? When should you seek treatment from a Physical Therapist? Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 10:00-11:30am FREE Must RSVP 292-0195 Mandarin | St. Johns | WGV www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. Geneva Presbyterian Church invites the St. Johns Community to celebrate the birth of our Savior at two special Christmas Eve services. Our Christmas Eve stable service will be held at 5:00 p.m. This child friendly service will be held in our sanctuary and all children are invited The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program recently elected o cers to lead the St. Johns County 4-H Association for the 2013/14 year. The 4-H Association serves as an operating board of directors which includes adult and youth representation. The executive committee includes Je Rudolph, chair; Wendy Smith, vice chair; Deborah Edwards, treasurer; and Sara Sachs, secretary. The Association includes 4-H Extension sta Dr. Dan Cantli e, county extension director; Geralyn Sachs, 4-H extension agent; and Kellie Anderson, 4-H program assistant. Also on the board are Dr. Danita Heagy, past chair, Nettie Ruth Brown, Lucille Barnhill, T.J. Jackson, Melanie Morrison, Laurie Simmer, Jeanette Smith, Jeb Smith as well as youth members Allie Anderson and Jared Smith. 4-H is the youth development program of the St. Johns County Cooperative Extension Servicea joint e ort of local county governments, the University of Florida and the United States Department of Agriculture. 4-H is a community of young people from ages ve through 18 across America learning leadership, Its been a really rough week. Even after a month of #thankful facebook posts and homeschool co-op parties and Thanksgiving festivities, Ive found it challenging to be happy, kind and patient with my kiddos. In a word, Im being a Grinch. I say Grinch, not Stooge, because Im glad for the happiness around. I dont want to run around yelling BahHumbug! Instead, I want my house to be a retreat from it all. In my Grinch moments, I long to gather all the tinsel and pack up the toys and clap hands over my ears to stop the noise, noise, noise! Am I just feeling a bit maxed out? Is that shopping pancreatic cancer research, while others members also run charity races and help students organize Relay for Life events. Board President Anne Marie Genusa and Vice President Monica Chachra provide leadership and guidance to the CHS sports teams by helping to facilitate and provide ideas. Lets S.C.O.R.E. Knights! Show your Knights spirit! But dont buy the knock-o s Williams Athletics is authorized and now carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. The third annual Running of the Knights will be held on Friday, May 14 at Creekside High School. This is a 5k run/walk, a centipede team race and one mile fun run. Further information about Creekside Athletic Booster Club or upcoming events may be found on the website at www. creeksideknights.com. Go Knights!CHS Athletic Boosters cont. from pg. 27Celebrate Advent! to participate; all you have to do is show up and you will be given a part. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Our Christmas Eve Candlelight service starts at 7:00 p.m. Communion will be served at this traditional service. Both of our Christmas Eve services will be led by our stated supply pastor, Rev. Joe Albright. The community is invited to worship with us on Sunday mornings. We o er Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Various Bible studies and small groups meet throughout the week. On most Wednesdays, we have Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by a childrens program and Bible studies for adults. Come and see why Geneva Presbyterian Church is known as the church where you feel like you are part of the family. Please contact the church o ce at 287-4865 if you have any questions or visit our website at www.genevapresbyterian.org. Geneva Presbyterian Church is located at 1755 State Road 13.Purposeful Parenting: All because of loveBy Allie Olsen list one person too long? Perhaps I should buy break-andbake cookies for that cookie swap? No. Well, yes. Maybe. Maybe Ive forgotten why I do all this. Christmas is not about perfection, its about humility. Christmas is not about performingits all about love. When I walk by the nativity and see that little baby Jesus lying in a manger, Im reminded of Gods gift to me. The perfect gift. Himself. If your littles are crying because you wont let them help bake cookies because theyll mess them up, maybe its time to play now and bake later. Because Christmas is all about love. If your gifts are perfectly wrapped and the wreath is current and polished nails are unchipped, but the kids are only happy when seated in front of the TV, maybe its time to give your kids the best gift. You! Join me in asking God for the strength to give our early mornings and late nights and all the time in between to our family. Use the coming weeks o school to snuggle on the couch with a book, do chores together and maybe bake some cookies, too. Live life together! Because Christmas isnt about busyness or outward beauty or perfect homes. Christmas is all about love. St. Johns County 4-H announces 20132014 association o cersSubmitted by Dr. Jeff Rudolph, SJC 4-H Association Chaircitizenship and life skills. The organization is divided into clubs that focus on speci c interests and skill development that includes, but not limited to, aerospace, ecology, robotics, agricultural and animal sciences, archery and public speaking. There are currently nearly 300 youth who participate in 4-H clubs throughout the county with the help of over 25 4-H volunteers who assist with the delivery of monthly 4-H Club meetings. St. Johns County 4-H Clubs meet at various days/times and locations and are available to all youth ages ve through 18 who want to participate in a program that is both fun and educational. For more information about the 4-H Program or to enroll, please visit http://stjohns.ifas.u edu/4-H.shtml. Caring adults interested in working with youth as a volunteer 4-H Club leader should contact the St. Johns County 4-H O ce by phone at 209-0430 or via email at gsachs@sjc .us to learn of the many volunteer opportunities within the 4-H Youth Development Program. 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 School Bus SafetyOn a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop.Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop.

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www.thecreekline.com December 2013 The CreekLine, Page 29 Please join us for Holiday Worship Services ALL are WelcomeMandarin Location 6595 Columbia Park Court 32258Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm Christmas Day Service Wednesday, December 25 at 10:00 amBaymeadows Location 7860 Southside Blvd 32256Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24 at 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm Christmas Day Service, Wednesday, December 25 at 11:00 am Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@thecreekline.com or 886-4919. Faith News Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSATrusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk River of Life UMC announces three Christmas Eve services to be held at the church, located at 2600 Race Track Road in Fruit Cove. The 5:00 p.m. service is familyfriendly, while candlelight services will be held at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to worship during this special season! For additional information, please contact the church at 230-2955. The Switzerland Community Church Choir and Switzerland Dance Company will present a Christmas cantata, My Christmas Wish, at the church on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served afterward in the Caf. Co ee and pastries will be served prior to the 11:00 a.m. encore program on December 15. The community is invited! For additional information, please contact the church at 287-0330. 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 What do matzah ball soup and latkes have in common? Jewish Moms of St. Johns gathered together to share their tips and variations of the traditional chicken soup and matzah ball at a Kosher Klassics class. Just recently, we had a latke cooko in honor of Thanksgivukah, the historic convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Butternut squash and sweet potato latkes and doughnuts were on the menu. Kosher Klassics is a womens cooking class where woman can discover the tradition behind some very popular kosher dishes, perfect their cooking skills, roll up their sleeves, get On Sunday, November 17, 20 youth ages three to 17 gathered at Geneva Presbyterian Church for a food scavenger hunt. The youth were placed into ve teams and adults drove the teams to various neighborhoods throughout the St. Johns community to collect non-perishable food items. The teams challenged each other to a contest as to which team could collect the most food in one hour. In the end, over 500 pounds of food was collected. Prizes were given to the team that collected the most food. Following the counting and weighing of all the food collected, all of the teams and their family members celebrated the event with a delicious spaghetti dinner and time of fellowship. All of the food collected will be used to supplement support overall brain function, but best of all, its fun and it works! Please call Michele Sanchez, Memory Enhancement Program Manager at 729-9535 or visit www.memorysourcesjc. com for more information! Mandarin United Methodist Church presents their Christmas musical, The Jesus Gift, on Saturday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 15, at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at the church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Freedom Christian Fellowship invites the community to CHRISTmas Alive on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 13 through 15 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. for a dramatic, fun and unforgettable Christmas journey for the whole family! Experience this free 30 minute outdoor, guided walking tour to Bethlehem. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. Deermeadows Baptist Church presents its annual concert, Carols by Candlelight, on December 15 and 16, at 7:00 p.m. nightly. The concerts feature the churchs 120 member choir and orchestra, soloists, dancers and more in the beautiful Deermeadows sanctuary at 9780 Baymeadows Road (under the steeple just west of the Southside/ Baymeadows intersection). The event is free and open to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is general admission. Well-known and loved seasonal carols will be mixed with newer songs alongside the story of Christmas. The concerts are appropriate for all ages. For more information, please call 642-2200 or visit Deermeadows.org. A Blue Christmas service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on December 17 at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. This service will be especially for those for whom the Christmas season is a reminder of loss or di cult times. Youth scavenger hunt nets 500 pounds of foodBy Contributing Writer Teri BatchelorGenevas Share the Harvest program which is sponsored by our Presbyterian Women group. Over 50 bags of food were put together along with a $20 Publix gift card to go toward the purchase of perishable items needed to complete Thanksgiving meals. The bags were picked up by the Family Integrity Program of St. Johns County to be distributed to needy families in the area so that they can celebrate Thanksgiving. It is Genevas prayer that through the generosity of our congregation and neighboring community, we can spread Gods love and that these bags will be a blessing to St. Johns County families. Women, matzah ball soup and latkesdirty and have a great time. This new program developed by women of the Center for Jewish Life at Chabad of St. Johns County presents an exciting opportunity to meet and enjoy an evening with Jewish women in your area, says Dina Sharfstein, director of the St. Johns Jewish Womens Circle. St. Johns Jewish Womens Circle brings together women with divergent points of view, backgrounds and a liations in an atmosphere of friendship. They join together to have a good time, to explore Jewish themes and to work together to create and enhance community projects. Everyone is welcome. For information about this program or any other Jewish program, please call Chabad St. Johns County at 701-4422 or email Info@JewishSJohnsCounty.com. For upcoming events, please visit www.JewishSJohnsCounty.com. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@thecreekline.com The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@thecreekline.com

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Page 30, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com JCP CARES 2013 DONATIONS WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING ST. JOHNS COUNTY CHARITIESGIVING TREE LOCATIONS JULINGTON CREEK Bank of America Bartram Trail Branch Library BBVA Compass Bank Capelli Salon Champions Golf Club Great Clips JCP Recreational Facility Julington Creek Chiropractic Julington Tire & Auto May Management Oce Panache Salon & Spa. Publix on Racetrack Rd. Publix on SR 13 Starbucks Switzerland Animal Hospital UPS Store SR 13 & Racetrack Vystar Bartram WalkMANDARINVystar San JosePONTE VEDRAPonte Vedra Branch LibraryST. AUGUSTINEBB&T Florida Capital Bank Southeast Branch Library Vystar210 AREA Publix VystarANASTASIA ISLANDAnastasia Island Branch Library BB&THASTINGSHastings Branch Library PALENCIA SPONSORSGold Sponsor: May Management Silver Sponsor: The Creekline DROP OFF ITEMS TO GIVING TREE LOCATIONS BY DEC. 6thFOR MORE INFO CONTACT KATHY BRAVO AT KBRAVO@JCPCARES.ORG www.jcpcares.org Alpha Omega Miracle Home Betty Grin House Big Brothers & Big Sisters Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine Camp I Am Special Career Navigators Program FCTI Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry Cenacle Community Community PedsCare (Pediatric Hospice) Council on Aging Trout Creek Department of Children & Family Services Diamonds in the Rough Dreams Come True EPIC Family Resource Center Good Samaritan Health Clinic Guardian Ad Litem H.A.W.K.E. Humane Association of Wildlife Care & Education Healthy Families of St. Johns Home Again St. Johns Homeless Coalition Kids Bridge Life Services of St. Johns county O.U.R. Community Center, Hastings Pie in the Sky S.A.F.E. Saving Animals from Euthanasia SEA Community Center St. Augustine Wild Reserve St. Augustine Youth Services (S.A.Y.S.) St. Francis House St. Gerard Campus St. Johns County Homeless Student Program Wags & WhiskersBB&TBenefitting St. Johns County As winter break approaches, athletes are eager to end 2013 with a bang! Basketball is at its peak as both the boys and girls teams get ready to face the Creekside Knights on December 13. The boys will play at home, while the girls take on the rival team of black and red at their gym. With the boys basketball team having graduated their recognized player of the year Tyler Irish, they return four other starters this season. I think we have the capability of being pretty good, but we have to work hard in order to get there. Its going to take more than one person to make up for what Tyler meant for our team last year, explains Sean James, a senior and three-year varsity player for the Bears. With a record of 20-7 last season and a close win against Creekside in districts with a score of 48-46, the game will be lled with competitive re from both sides. The girls basketball team has a challenging game schedule this season and each game prepares them for their overall goal: the state championship. As back-to-back quali ers for the nal four these past two years, the Bears plan on taking one step further this year to get their hard-earned championship rings. Many of the girls have played on teams together since middle school, improving and growing together as students and athletes. With ve seniors this year, a majority of whom have been on varsity all four years, they look forward to a successful and memorable season. The Creekside Knights were on quite the winning streak at the end of last month as the swim team and cross country girls team along with Cash Tampa from the boys team headed o to state competition. The girls cross country team placed fourth at states. The swim team got seventh out of 45 teams, with Meghan Haila taking home the state title for the second year in a row, followed closely behind by Dani Gordon, who placed second in the same event. The girls medley team took home third place. The boys swim team is the regional runner up champion this year. Both the boys and girls soccer teams have so far been very successful. The boys take on Fleming Island on December 11 at Fleming Island. Their next home game will be against Fernandina Beach at 7:20 p.m. on December 18. The girls play Mandarin High School on December 19 at home. Come out and cheer on the boys and girls teamsthe louder our stadiums the harder our players Cold weather brings new sports to Nease and an end to football, swimming and cross country. Football ended and though not on a victory, the students are very proud of the Panthers. With the new FanZone Experience and the Jungle, spirit was in the air and the energy was high. Many students, including the band, dancers and cheerleaders, dedicated their Friday nights to the games. The swim team did an outstanding job this year. Everyone dropped time throughout the course of the season and two boys relays and one girls relay went to state. John Os-CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Student On November 13, 2013, Bartram Trail High School senior and year-round Julington Creek Loggerhead swimmer Julianna Pettinger signed to swim for the Florida International University Panthers of North Miami. She is receiving a four-year academic scholarship. Pettinger specializes in backstroke and sprint freestyle and is a strong butter yer. Pettinger placed fth in the 100 yard backstroke and ninth in the 100 yard butter y at the Class 3A High School Swimming State Championships in Stuart on November 15 and holds the 2013 Bartram Trail swimming records for both events. In addition, she is a junior national quali er in the 100 yard backstroke. Pettinger is coached by Bartram High School Coach Gina Aguilar and year-round by Loggerhead Coach Mark Corley. play! Junior varsity games are played at 5:30 p.m., right before varsity games. After almost two months of hardcore training, the boys wrestling team is in full motion. This month they have a match at the Westside Kiwanis Christmas Invitational on December 13 and on December 18, a dual match including junior varsity and varsity against Fletcher. Good luck to all of our wrestlers as they work their way to the Clay Rotary tournament next month on January 3 and 4. The girls basketball team plays their big game against Bartram Trail on December 13 at home! Come out and support the girls team as they play. Junior varsity starts at 6:30 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. So far the girls have a 3-1 winning streak. The boys team also plays Bartram on December 13 at Bartram. On December 26, the boys team will be competing in the Shorecrest holiday tournament. Its a good time to be a Knight! Lets continue to bring Knight time this winter season.Nease Sports RoundupBy Elena Castello, Nease Student In print or onlineThe CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! wald, Ben Koros and Jane Wadhams went to state for their individual events. Koros and Wadhams also set new school records. There are a whopping eight seniors leaving the team this year. Kelli Herrin, team captain, said, My only regret is how quickly the season went by! She nostalgically adds, Everybody had fun. The swim team is a family. The cross country girls were runner-up district champions and placed third in the region, beating Creekside (a long-term goal theyd had). At state, the girls placed sixth, which is the best theyve done in years. Senior Karen Xiang placed third in the state. Boys and girls soccer teams are starting their training and games, and the Jungle continues to promote spirit and pack the stadium. The same goes for basketball, which has been very popular for the students, with the boys recent victory over Fletcher. Weightlifting is also starting, as well as baseball, so lots of victories are seen in the Nease Panthers future! Come out to the stands, bleachers or eld and support our sports!Happy Holidays from the Fruit Cove Middle School PTO! BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS StudentWe have incredible potential as a team and I cant wait to see how this year unfolds, exclaimed Madison French, a senior and four-year varsity player for the Bears. Sarah Ragland, also a senior and four-year varsity player, adds, Everyone has been working super hard in the o -season and we want nothing more than a state championship title. Every year, Ben Windle, teacher and girls basketball coach at Bartram, organizes a Silent Night game. This year, the game will be held on December 18, when fans will arrive wearing pajamas and crazy costumes, hold their cheers with silence in the beginning of the game and then ll the stands all at once when the organized cheering point is scored. At half time, everyone will join together in holiday spirit singing Silent Night while the Bears take on Bolles. This annual event is always lled with not only competitive cheers, but also union and laughs with the holidays right around the corner. Friends of the LibraryBOOK SALESat. Dec. 14 9:30 AM Noon Bartram Trail Branch Library

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Winter Fruit-Stu ed Pork Tenderloin (Serves 8) cup dried apricots cup dried cherries cup dried gs 2 pork tenderloins (about 3 pounds total) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons butter cup honey, preferably sourwood honey 1. Mince the apricots, cherries and gs by hand or in a food processor. 2. Slice the tenderloins length-A less traditional yet tasty take on a holiday dinnerwise, almost all the way through. Open them up and lay them at. Place each tenderloin on a large piece of plastic wrap. Cover with another piece of plastic wrap and pound each piece of meat with a meat tenderizer until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Remove the top piece of plastic. 3. Season the surface of the pork with the salt and pepper. Divide the fruit mixture in half and spread evenly on the cut surface of each tenderloin. Top each with half of the cheese. Roll up each tenderloin, using the bottom piece of plastic to help you, tucking in the fruit and cheese as you go. Tie kitchen string every two inches around the tenderloins, continuing to push in any fruit or cheese that may fall out. 4. Preheat the oven to 450 F. 5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tied tenderloins, turning as eachT side is browned. Be careful when searing the open side, as some fruit and cheese might fall out. You are just trying to seal in the meat juices, not trying to cook the Tenderloin recipe cont. on pg. 32got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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For more information about staying heart healthy over the holidays and into the New Year, visit your American Heart Association at www.heart.org or call (800) AHA-USA1.pork all the way through. 6. Combine the butter and honey in a microwaveable bowl and microwave on high for about 20 seconds or until the butter is melted. Drizzle the butter over the tenderloins. 7. Place the tenderloins on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 150 F. Remove the baking sheet and allow the tenderloins to sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing. This will keep the juices in the meat rather than all over your kitchen counter. 8. Snip o and discard the strings. Slice the pork into 1-inch-thick pieces and serve. Tenderloin recipe cont. from pg. 31LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Dec. 11 2:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Come into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. 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Parsons steps up to replace outgoing Flotilla Commander David Patrick who is departing after serving the maximum The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics (JCLA) swim teams hard work paid o in November with many notable achievements. Senior Loggerhead swimmers did an awesome job competing for their high schools at the FHSAA 3A Regional Championship Meet at Cecil Field in Jacksonville and at the 3A State Championship meet in Stuart, Florida, while Loggerheads of all ages traveled to Altamonte Springs for the Patriot Aquatics Short Course Fall Invitational. In addition, Loggerheads own Julianna Pettinger signed her letter of intent to swim for the Florida International University Panthers in Miami. JCLA is making a name for itself state-wide as a team to watch! At the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A State Championship meet, JCLA had Parsons and Ellins elected to Flotilla leadership postsBy Contributing Writer Robert A. Schultz, Flotilla 070-14-07of two consecutive one-year terms. Ellins, a relative newcomer to the Flotilla, having been a member since September 2012, steps into the position to be vacated by Parsons, who served two one-year terms as Vice Commander of Flotilla 14-7, 2012 and 2013, and had served two prior terms as a Flotilla Commander in 1997 and 1998 in a Flotilla in Coast Guard Auxiliary District 1 North in the New England area. The Flotillas Change of Watch ceremony is scheduled for January 9, 2014 at Allegro, St. Augustine.Loggerheads hard work pays o By Contributing Writer Lorraine Herreros fteen individual event quali ers. Congratulations to Jane Wadhams, Tanner Rogalski, Caitlyn Johnson, Ethan Chestang, Carter Strickland, Eleanor Pollitt, John Brennock, Julianna Pettinger, Ben Koros, Lauren Johnson, Jennifer Brennock, Parker Von Stein, Lauren Trummel, Zach Burke and Dani Gordon who placed second in the girls 100 breaststroke! Despite the steady downpour, Loggerhead swimmers turned in some fast swims at the competitive Patriot Aquatics meet at the Lake Brantley Aquatic Center on November 15 through 17. Many Loggerheads swam personal best times and JCLAs Raymond Prosinski took home the High Point Winner trophy for eight-year-old boys. Way to go, Raymond! Twelveyear-old Tatiana Brown also had a great meet. She swam an AAAA time in the 100 breaststroke, a new team record. Watch for more Loggerhead success in the months to come and as alwaysGo Loggerheads! Raymond Prosinski, High Point Winner. Photo courtesy of John Hulvey. From the Superintendent:Leonard Miller Principal Leadership AwardKyle Dresback, principal of Allen D. Nease High School, was the recent recipient of a $5,000 award as a Gold Medallion Finalist for the 2013 Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award. e Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award program was created by the Council for Educational Change, which established this award based on the belief that principal leadership is the key to achieving high quality education which needs to be recognized, rewarded, celebrated and nurtured. Leonard Miller was the chair of the South Florida Annenberg Challenge from 1997 up until the time of his death in 2002. Miller rmly believed that Principal Leadership was the catalyst to ignite school improvement. is award shines a spotlight on extraordinary principal leadership and the importance of the principalship.On November 16, JCP CARES collected almost $18,000 worth of food and cash donations to help the hungry in St. Johns County! With help from the St. Johns Rotary Club, bags were dropped o at 8,000 homes in NW St. Johns County. The food was then picked up, counted and sorted for the charities by volunteers. Liberty Pines Academy, Fruit Cove Middle School, Julington Creek Elementary and Primrose School participated in the food drive as well. JCP CARES also had a number of generous business partners including McDonalds, Publix, Julington Tire Center, JCP CARES holds sixth annual food driveBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARES Many helpers contributed to the success of the food drive!VyStar Credit Union, The CreekLine, Pinch-A-Penny, The UPS Store, The Champions Golf Club and Julington Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Most volunteers for this project are local students needing service hours for school. This project provides them a hands-on way to see what a di erence their time and e ort can make in the community where they live. These volunteers donated more than 250 service hours to this project. Many other volunteers deserve a big thank you, including Marzieh and Morteza Abtahi, Charlotte and Bill Neudigate, Michelle Hendryx and Rick Calhoun. Special thanks to Beth Calhoun for chairing the project for the community and to Eddie Haage for collecting all the boxes to put the food in! Celebration Lutheran food pantry on Roberts Road and P.I.E. in the Sky in Hastings, were the bene ciaries this year showing once again that Uniting the Community through helping others in need does work in St. Johns County! For more information on JCP CARES, initiatives and events visit www.jcpcares.org or like JCP Cares on Facebook.

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Page 34, The CreekLine December 2013 www.thecreekline.com $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 12-31 -13 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Compwww.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Congratulations to the Junior Minors Giants who won nine in a row to take the championship at Mill Creek Little League after starting the season at 0-3. Pictured are coaches Gary Sprinkle, John Shields and Dave Swiegard, along with Evan Hamel, Ethan Carr, Kaden Jenkins, Wyatt McCann, Kaleb Harris, Desmond James, Landon Sauer, Preston Shields, Jacob Swiegard and Patrick Sprinkle. Not pictured is Aidan Hoffmann. Many thanks to Dugout Mom, Corinne Hamel; Scorekeeper, Max Hamel; and Kid Whisperer, Glenn Hoffmann. The Creekside Knights swim and dive team, under the direction of Head Coach Tracy Reed, Coach Kevin Davenport and Coach Jim Moore, has had an amazing 2013 season. In just six short seasons the Knights have proven to be serious contenders at all levels of Florida For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@thecreekline.comThe CreekLine CHS swimmers and divers make quite a splash this seasonBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan. CHS Athletic Booster Clubhigh school swim and dive competition. This season they successfully participated in local dual meets. They had a strong presence at the Bolles Invitational meet and earned the title of 2013 Ancient City Relay Champs. Earlier in the season CHS participated in the 38th FSPA Invitational Meet, a twoday competition in Stuart with over 80 Florida high schools participating. Many CHS swimmers swam individual bests and several broke team records. The Knights Boys won the rst place title and the girls earned second at the 3A FHSAA District 3 Meet, repeating 2012s results. Team records were also broken and many other team members swam personal bests and nished high enough in the rankings to qualify to advance to the regional level. Divers Josh Art and Gri n Reilly quali ed to compete at the regional level. After another successful day for Creekside, the results from their 3A Region 1 meet made history for the Knights as the boys placed second and the girls placed fourththus taking their success to a new level. Armed and ready for battle, 24 Knights quali ed to compete at the FHSAA 3A State Championship meet, the largest representation by Creekside in the schools history. Eight swimmers quali ed for individual events and each of the six relay teams also moved onto the state competition. Members of the 2013 CHS state team are seniors Meghan Haila, Tanner Rogalski, Mara Grabiski, Devin Floyd, Sydney Sherwood, Matt Morin and Dalton Maxwell; juniors Dani Gordon, Kayla Reimsperger, Kevin Reimesperger, Philip Long and Zach Burke; sophomores Ethan Chestang, Kate Revels, Kendall Henley, Kristin McKernan, Owen Wheeler, Ben Aufdenberg, Sam Williams and diver Gri n Reilly; and freshmen Eleanor Pollitt, Lauren Trummel, Carter Strickland and Ryan Buczkowski Creekside, led by senior and FSU verbal commit Haila, had amazing performances at the Class 3A state swimming and diving meet on Friday November 15 at the Sail sh Aquatic Center in Stuart. Haila won the 100 breaststroke for the second year in a row and Gordon earned silver, giving Creekside a 1-2 nish in that event. The duo also joined teammates Revels and Pollitt on Creeksides third-place 200 medley relay. Haila took second in the 200yard individual medley. The Creekside boys nished fth in the 400 free relay. The girls team nished seventh overall. Congratulations on a great season! Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call 904-886-4919 for more information! Advertise with Advertise with The CreekLine! The CreekLine!Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919

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Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market! Bartram Trail High School swimmers ended their season with a big splash. The swimming wrap-up began with districts on October 31 at Cecil Aquatic Center in Jacksonville. The girls team placed fourth and the boys placed third. The Bears revealed their team depth as 17 of their 39 swimmers advanced to regionals on November 7, again at Cecil Aquatic Center. Their regional team was comprised of seniors Julianna Pettinger, Parker Von Stein, Cameron Von Stein and John Brennock; juniors Randi Aguilar, Cortney McIntosh, Kelly Murray, Harrison Howerton, Jordan Vanden Heuvel and Danny Leahy; sophomores Hannah Moring, Rhiannnon ODonohoe, Lukas Moberg, Lukas Burchianti and Vance Buttleman; and freshmen Jennifer Brennock and Alexis McIntosh. The girls regional team placed ninth and the boys regional team placed Bartram Trail High School swimming splashdownBy Contributing Writer Teena Burchiantiseventh. The Class 3A State Swimming Championships were held on November 15 in Stuart, Florida. Thirteen of the 17 regional swimmers advanced for the Bears. Bartram girls swimming state results: 200 yard Individual Medley Relay Rhiannon ODonohoe, Jennifer Brennock, Alexis McIntosh and Randi Aguilar, 14th with 2:01.38. 200 yard Freestyle Relay Cortney McIntosh, Hannah Moring, Aguilar and Brennock, 15th with 1:45.1. Senior Julianna Pettinger took fth in the 100 yard backstroke with 58.49 and ninth in the 100 yard butter y with 58.78. Freshman Brennock placed 18th in the 100yd breaststroke with a 1:10.49. Bartram boys swimming state results: 200 yard Individual Medley Relay Harrison Howerton, Parker Von Stein, Lukas Moberg and John Brennock, eighth with 1:40.21. 200 yard Freestyle Relay Daniel Leahy, Moberg, Vance Buttleman and Jordan Vanden Heuvel, 16th with 1:37.5. Senior Von Stein placed 22nd in the 200 yard Individual Medley with 2:03.67 and 19th in the 100 yd breaststroke, swimming a 1:02.26. Senior Brennock made a splash taking fth in the 50 yard freestyle with 21.23 and fourth in the 100 yard freestyle with 47.66. Junior Howerton placed 12th in the 100 yard butter y with a 53.54 and third in the 100 yard backstroke with a 52.44. Great 2013 swims produced two girls and seven boys new Bartram swimming records, most achieved during the state preliminary round. Pettinger broke the 2007 record of Megan Fonteno in the 100 yard butter y with 58.48. Pettinger also broke her own 2012 record in the 100 yard backstroke with 57.9. Boys 200 yard Medley Relay of Howerton, Von Stein, Moberg and Brennock broke the 2012 record with 1:39.43. The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Brennock, Leahy, Moberg and Howerton took down the 2012 record with 1:30.82. Von Stein broke the 2006 record of Barrett Mark in the 200 yard Individual Medley with 2:01.51. Brennock broke his own 2012 record in the 50 yard freestyle with 21.21. Brennock also claimed the 2012 record of Howerton for the 100 yard freestyle with 46.62. Howerton broke the 2012 100 yard butter y record from Will Pettinger with 52.76 and his own 2012 record in the 100 yard backstroke with 51.73. The swimming team thanks girls captains Julianna Pettinger and Katie Brittain and boys captains John Brennock and Parker Von Stein for a great 2013 season. Brittains goal this season was to make everyone feel like a part of the team and to drop her times; she wanted to end the season with a bang and had too many good memories to name one. Brittain proved to her team that a positive attitude can sometimes be a more powerful leadership quality than the fastest time. She encourages others to join the swim team because it is a supporting and accepting group more like a family. She will enter college with the hopes of becoming a physician. Pettinger wanted to establish herself as a great captain and to have her best swim season. Pettinger loves the team and hopes that anyone looking to start swimming should, as it is a great family experience. She plans to swim in college and then hopefully will go on to graduate school. She added that swimming taught her about hard work, dedication and the importance of team spirit.Bartram Trail state swimming team give your home a fresh start in the new year! On December 12 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Liberty Pines Academy will host its sixth annual holiday vendor night. The LPA chorus will perform as well as the LPA band. In addition to these performances, there will be opportunities to meet the di erent vendors, activities for the children and the Relay for Life team will be Holiday Vendor Night at LPAselling pizza and baked goods. Also, the classes will have their created wreaths and/ or baskets, which will be on display during the event. The baskets will be auctioned o and there will be a contest for the wreaths. LPA families can shop and vote all evening. A fun and festive evening will hopefully be enjoyed by all! Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 810-6694 Thank you for reading The CreekLine! Best wishes from our family to yours for a happy and healthy 2014.

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