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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2 Volume 14, Issue 3March 2014The 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 E Pluribus Unum Page 8 Learn to Read Page 9 Your Vote Counts Page 10 Cunningham Creek Plantation POA Page 12 Heritage Landing Page 14 Travel to Augusta Page 15 Good Deed BrigadePage 16 Movie Review Page 18 Your local ea markets Page 21 Potatoes in disguise Page 24 Westminster Woods food drive Page 26 Ride to stop Diabetes Page 28 Fishing Report Page 33 Home Improvement Guide $150 Off or 0% Financing! Invisible Fence of the First Coast 5100 Sunbeam Road, Suite #6, Jacksonville, FL904-262-5100 | 800-266-1408 Proven Solutions that Bring Harmony to Your HomeContact us for details. Save the date because local charitable organization JCP CARES is planning Dog Day Afternoon 2014 on Sunday, April 6 promising another fantastic afternoon of furry and family fun. The fundraiser will host dogs and their owners as they enjoy the popular canine obstacle course, dog washes, pet-i-curesŽ (nail trims), pet adoptions, photographs and a special demonstration by the St. Johns County K9 unit. Luckee Dog Ice Cream, Florida Pet Chef Express and Invisible Fence of the First Coast will be on hand this year, as well as Julington Creek Animal Hospital, who will be providing low cost Micro Chipping at the event. Families will also enjoy The line in the movie says, Build it and they will come.Ž And that statement never rang more true than when describing the Field of Dreams on Saturday, February 22. The players arrived with their parents. They excitedly unloaded their wheelchairs, grabbed their walkers and cane, but the most The St. Johns County Federated Republican Women welcomed Floridas First Lady, Ann Scott, as the keynote speaker at the bi-annual Installation Dinner on February 17 at the Slammer and Squire Clubhouse in World Golf Village. Scott shared her story of marrying her teenage sweetheart, Governor Rick Scott and their journey through the military, law school and ultimately to the Governors Mansion. She outlined many of the things that Governor Scott has accomplished since being elected, including reducing the unemployment rate, increasing jobs in Florida and investing more tax revenues in Floridas schools and teachers. Following Scotts remarks, Chance Irvine with the Florida Federated Republican Women installed the groups new o cers. President Bev Slough, Vice President Debbie Newton, Recording Secretary Ann Palmieri, Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! Its time to Play Ball!Ž Field of Dreams opens third season for special needs athletesBy Karl Kennellimportant activity to these excited smiling youngsters was making sure they had their most valued possessions„ their baseball glove and team hat. Welcoming them were bleachers decorated with balloons. Smoke wafting through the air as free hot dogs were being grilled. To the veteran players it like a reunion as they renewed friendships with other players from the last season. Coaches scurried about rounding up their teams players. They looked a bit like farmers rounding up their chickens. All this pre-game activity was to be ready to kick o the third season of the Field of Dreams. Because of the growth in number of players, this season they have added two games each Saturday for a total of “ ve. Games are played beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the last game starting at 2:00 p.m. The Field of Dreams at Aberdeen Park is a special place and like the movie, a mystical place unto itself. It is a specially designed turf baseball “ eld which allows mentally or physically disabled children in St. Johns to play baseball. Registration is free; all made possible by the generous sponsors that have made it possible to purchase uniforms and pay for other league expenses such as “ eld and facility improvements, ensuring the success of the program. This generosity helps these kids have an opportunity to play on a team, wear a uniform and most importantly hear the cheers of the crowd. And what child does not want the opportunity to play Americas favorite sport? Opening day kicked o with a match-up between the Yankees and Marlins. The BTHS baseball team acted as buddies for the Marlins and the BTHS Dog Day Afternoon scheduledJCP CARES hosts annual fundraiser for animalsBy Contributing Writer Meg Balke, JCP CARESbouncy-houses, hot dogs and snacks provided by the Bartram Trail Rotary, crafts and vendors just to name a few of the many activities. The event will run from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Plantation Park, located at 875 Davis Pond Boulevard, inside Julington Creek Plantation. Florida’s First Lady attends Republican Women installation dinnerCorresponding Secretary Debi Lumley, Treasurer Melissa Nelson and Advisor Becky Reichenberg will lead the organization for the next two years. Supervisor of Elections Vicki Oakes will be the speaker at the next meeting on March Melissa Nelson, Debi Lumley, Debbie Newton, First Lady Ann Scott, Bev Slough, Becky Reichenberg and Ann Palmieri.17. The event will be held at the o ces of Davidson Realty, located at 100 East Towne Place in World Golf Village. All are welcome to attend. The evening begins with a social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Dog Day cont. on page 4 Field of Dreams cont. on page 6


Page 2, The CreekLine • March 2014 • NOW ACCEPTING APPOINTMENT REQUESTS ONLINE Thank you Jacksonville for recognizing Honda of the Avenues for outstanding sales and service! ~ Proud Recipient of the Prestigious 2013 Presidents Award for Service and Sales Excellence! ~ We are your #1 Honda dealership in NE Florida for 6 consecutive years! Our people make the dierence, come see why! Our February meeting was, as usual, informative and productive including a new membership. As stated in other updates, The public is welcome and if one decides to become a votingŽ member we welcome you with open arms. There was a general discussion about the by-laws and meeting rules passed in January. A member expressed concern the new by-laws were passed without everyones input. The development committee explained their rationale and the fact that passing the rules didnt mean they cant be changed if voting members agree with suggested changes. There was also an update on progress of the school lesson planning and website update projects weve been working to complete in 2014. The Brockington Team is busy with developing the lesson plan per their contract and will brief us on progress within the next several months. Project completion is scheduled for September. We received a copy of proposed topics for radio scripts to be used by Florida Frontiers: The Weekly Magazine of the Florida Historical Society. Membership o ered script suggestions that have been sent to the Brockington team for evaluation and possible inclusion. We learned the developer of the RiverTown development (St. Joe Company) has sold the development to Mattamy Homes with a closing of the deal in March 2014. This means we must now negotiateŽ with Mattamy for use of RiverTown facilities for the Scenic Highway Antique Appraisal event being planned for mid-May. We anticipate the Scenic Highway Group getting Mattamy approval for the event, but this is a work in progress. More on this next month. Transportation in our area of St. Johns County was a serious topic of discussion for the group. 2014 looks to be a huge year for developers and building permits from St. Johns County. The Board of County Commissioners is bombarded with requests for new developments and developers argue against the idea they are responsible for infrastructure improvements related to roadway capacity and schools. My observation is that State Road 13 is becoming more congested crossing the Julington Creek and the fear is that soon, well have major tra c tie-ups at that bridge. Accidents happen occasionally and those occasions can close the bridge for extended periods. The only ways around this bottleneck are Bartram Park Boulevard and U.S. Highway 1 that are six and 10 miles east of State Road 13 not a convenient detourŽ for residents of Julington Creek, Fruit Cove, Switzerland and all points south. The county must consider this potential tra c nightmare before approving many more new developments. In essence, this part of the county is an island with only one point of egress northbound and can be a serious problem if a hurricane evacuation becomes necessary. This condition can seriously affect the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway and its intrinsic resources. The fact is, the Julington Creek Bridge is the only way out of NW St. Johns County and the Board of County Commissioners needs to evaluate the potential danger to our residents. The Scenic Highway Group will have a tent at the Fruit Cove Baptist Church Auto Show on April 12„see us then to learn more about us! Our next regular meeting is March 13 at the County Annex on Flora Branch Boulevard at 6:30 p.m.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!

PAGE 3 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 3 Like us on Facebook thecreeklineAt RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily 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. 2014. Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@thecreekline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Jasmine QuezadaJQ@rtpublishing.comAdvertising Sales, Marie HarringtonMH@rtpublishing.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Community HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919.Whats New Call (904) 886-4919 for information! Sales Reps: Coming April and May! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Coastal NewsLine ~ Mandarin NewsLine ~ Southside NewsLine ~ The CreekLine ~ The Heart of Jacksonville African Violet Societys juried show and sale will be held on March 28 and 29 at the San Jose Church of Christ, located at 6233 San Jose Boulevard. For additional information, please visit or like us in Facebook. A Dog Day Afternoon 2014 planning is underway. Volunteers are needed to help with planning the event to be held April 6. Please email contact@ or call 507-7740 for more details. Come Roll for a Cause on Friday, March 28. This fun evening playing Bunko will be hosted by Crazy Moms For a CurE to bene“ t Relay for Life. Be there at 6:30 p.m.; play starts at 7:30 p.m. at 2636 Pecan Place. The cost is $20 to play if you preregister or $25 at the door, which includes food and adult punch. There will also be chance drawings and 50-50 prizes, so bring your friends! To register, please visit crazy_moms_4_cure or contact Reisha Rust at reisharust@ or 707-5199. Be sure to write Bunko in personal notes when paying online. The March general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. There will be an informative program on quilting and Show and TellŽ of members work. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit us at” / allstarquiltguild. Mark your calendars for the Jacksonville Axe Maidens auditions. The group is looking for dancers/cheerleaders age 18 and over to join the Axe Maidens, the dance team for the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League. Auditions will take place April 5. For more details, please contact and visit our website at Registration for the JCP Piranhas 2014 summer season will take place Tuesday, March 25 at Julington Creek Elementary School from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Piranhas welcome competitive swimmers ages “ ve to 18. The team has openings for both experienced swimmers and those that have never been on a swim team Whats New cont. on page 4


Page 4, The CreekLine • March 2014 • From the Commissioner’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Ron Sanchez, County Commissioner, District 2 O’STEENV O L K S W A G E N 2012 2013**source VWoA 2012 & 2013 Thinking About Selling Your Home? Our proven marketing program works! When you want to buy or sell todayCall Bill and Nina Bay (904) 553-8518 SOLD in 21 days! Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value In 2006 when I “ rst arrived, the economic development in St. Johns County was handled by writing checks to the Chamber of Commerce with their Economic Development Council (EDC) and JaxUSA of Northeast Florida. Our commercial tax base was a low 11 percent. The other players like the Industrial Development Authority, the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, the School Board, City of St. Augustine and Small Business Administration (SBA) were all helping, but because of high impact fees and real high prices on real estate, things were not working out. The county itself had no direct involvement. My “ rst comment, after looking things over, was that everyone was working out of the same book, but no one was on the same page.Ž We needed a teamŽ or as some people might prefer, A TEAM.Ž I went on to say that the county needed to be directly involved and we needed to change lots of regulations at the county, land codes, concurrency, permitting and a few others. I am very proud to say that after seven years and lots of work, we have A TEAMŽ and believe me, it is a great one. The county changed the rules and regulations to help with the development we needed. These changes had no bad e ects on our county. We opened an SBA o ce in our county; previously we had a one day visit per month from Duval County. We added an Economic Development Director, Melissa Glasgow and she has already hit lots of home runs. Everyone else joined in the fun and we have been noticed many times by Rick Scott, our governor, as the best team e ort he has seen. He is correct! Our unemployment rate has dropped from 9.2 percent to 4.7 percent. This is the fourth lowest in our state. Our county is number one in the state for median income. The Chambers recent report from their EDC was excellent. The council has worked purposefully to encourage businesses to expand and relocate in St. Johns County. Our local economy continues to improve and the work of the EDC supports local job creation and local capital investment. The EDC continues to serve as a resource to business owners, executives and entrepreneurs seeking to start, expand or relocate operations in St. Johns County. The EDC o ers a valuable connection point linking businesses to key resources. The expansion of local businesses and the creation of new employment opportunities bene“ ts St. Johns Countys business community and residents. I mentioned above that in 2006 we had an 11 percent commercial tax base in our county. This should be between 30 percent and 40 percent. It will take a while, but we will get there. The higher this commercial tax base goes, the lower your residential tax. tion. Tickets will be available on site for the various activities and food. This year Friends of St. Johns County Pet Center will be the recipient of proceeds generated from Dog Day Afternoon. Several local businesses, such as Publix, Julington Creek Carpet Care, Brandon Pest Control and Hawaiian Shaved Ice, are joining the fun. Teaming up with our communitys businesses for mutual support of this nonpro“ t while o ering pet adoption is so valuable in our community. Being able to do it in such a fun way for people and their pooches is priceless!Ž says Kathy Bravo, president and founder of JCP CARES. JCP CARES, a grassroots non-pro“ t organization, has to date generated almost $500,000 in charitable giving and logged more than 6,500 community service hours. If you would like to become involved in 2014, please go to for contact information.Dog Day cont. from page 1 Whats New cont. from page 3 before. New team members will be required to bring a copy of their birth certi“ cate to registration to verify their age. Additional information about the team is available at The Piranhas are one of the most popular swim teams in NE Florida. Dont miss the opportunity to be a part of the fun this summer! A teen digital video production worksho p will be held on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Bartram Trail Branch Public Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Boulevard. Teens, please join Stan Cottle, director of for a digital video production workshop using smartphones and tablets as your primary cameras. Also included are overviews of editing tools and techniques, GoPro and DSLR cameras, YouTube, Instagram, Vine and more. He will also introduce the website, In Search of Me Caf, an interactive selfhelp website for teens. Please call 827-6960 to register. Shower of Orchids the Jacksonville Orchid Societys annual free show, is scheduled for Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16. The time for both days is 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at The Garden Club of Jacksonville, located at 1005 Riverside Avenue. The show is open to the public„bring your camera! Artistic exhibits containing from three to 100 blooming plants will be created by individuals, orchid societies and commercial growers. Outstanding plants are judged and are eligible for American Orchid Society awards. Plants and potting supplies will be available for sale in addition to a potting clinic for your newly purchased plants or those from home. A door prize of a ” owering orchid will be given to one lucky attendee. For more information, please visit www. The fourth annual American Cancer Society Texas Holdem Tournament is set for Saturday, March 29 at The Best Bet Jacksonville! 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 254-7325 or for additional information. Tee it Up for Nease Golf! The boys and girls golf teams at Nease High School are hosting a golf tournament at the Palencia Club on April 8 to bene“ t the teams. The shotgun start is scheduled for 12:00 noon and registration includes range balls, greens and cart fee, a boxed lunch and awards Whats New cont. to page 6

PAGE 5 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, Chariman, St. Johns County School Board Dr. William H. Edeneld Diplomate, ABMPP Over 40 Years Experience in: New More Convenient Hours!Appointments as Early as 6:30am & as Late as 6pm! No Insurance? Affordable Dental Coverage as Low as $17/mo. Same-Day Appointments Emergencies Welcome New Patients Always Welcome! We Will Maximize Your Insurance Bene“ts! 12058 San Jose Boulevard Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32223(904) 880-3131www.KrantzDentalCare.comcopyright 2013 chrisad, inc., all rights reserved. Are you statin intolerant and concerned about your cholesterol?Do you have high cholesterol and are not able to take some medications to treat your cholesterol? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study, being conducted by St. Johns Center for Clinical Research, evaluating an investigational medication for high cholesterol. You may be eligible if you: For more information call:St. Johns Center for Clinical Research Quali“ed participants will receive study-related medication and study-related tests at no cost. Compensation for time and travel is available for quali“ed participants. February 13 was an exciting day for St. Johns County teachers. The annual Teacher of the Year Banquet was held at World Golf Village. Thirty-seven teachers and 35 rookie (three years or fewer with St. Johns County Schools) teachers were honored for their outstanding service to our children. Daryl Cullipher, co-founder of the Future Teacher Academy at St. Augustine High School was named St. Johns County Teacher of the Year. She will represent our county in the statewide competition for Florida Teacher of the Year. Rebecca Royal from Palencia Elementary was named Rookie Teacher of the Year. The evening was full of surprises for our great teachers, not the least of which was the presentation by Beaver Toyota of a new car for Cullipher. The theme of the event was Teachers: Todays Superheroes Building our Future.Ž A video featuring the Lone Ranger (Dr. Joyner) and his horse, along with other superheroes, highlighted the above and beyondŽ attitude of our teachers. All in all, it was a wonderful evening of celebration of our superheroes … our teachers. Special thanks goes to the St. Johns County Education Foundation for their hard work in hosting the event, as well as to major sponsors Beaver Toyota, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Leonards Studios, The Bailey Group, The Players, Community First Credit Union, Flagler College, Florida Power and Light, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Horace Mann Insurance, Rhodes Graduation Services, UBS and VyStar Credit Union. The 2014 Legislative Session began on March 4. From preliminary committee meetings, it appears that there will not be any major education legislation this session, which is a welcomed relief. So many changes have happened in the last three years that schools and teachers really need a year to implement them without additional modi“ cations. As far as the budget goes, it looks like education will receive about a three percent increase, which will accommodate growth, but not be su cient for additional teacher pay increases. One worrisome thing is that there is still not any provision for additional capital dollars … money to build new schools. Most counties do not have the critical need that we are experiencing in St. Johns County. We are continuing to pursue and investigate any viable avenue to generate the money we need to provide classrooms for the children that continue to arrive daily in our schools. The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold pre-registration for children entering kindergarten and students new to St. Johns County and/or public schools on Wednesday, March 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To be eligible for public kindergarten in St. Johns County, children must be “ ve years old on or before September 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. To register for “ rst grade, children must be six years old on or before September 1 and have documentation of successful completion of kindergarten. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 20142015 school year. Three proofs of residency must be provided such as a current mortgage statement, lease or rent agreement and two other forms of residency documentation such Jacksonville and its surrounding areas just became much easier for Watson Realty Corp. associates to sell due to recent rankings on real estate brokerage website and national real estate database ranked Jacksonville Beach the seventh most exciting suburb in the United States. Coincidentally last December, Zillow. com also ranked Jacksonville seventh on its predictions list for 2014s Hottest Housing Markets. evaluated six di erent categories to determine the most exciting suburbs. These categories, per capita, included nightlife, live music venues, active life options (parks, outdoor activities, etc.), fast food restaurants (fewer the better) and percentage of restaurants that are fast food (lower the better). Zillow used a combination of population growth, unemployment rates and the Zillow Home Value Forecast data to determine the 2014 Hottest Housing Markets. These top rankings come as no surprise to President, Watson Realty Corp., Ed Forman. For 48 years our business has thrived in Northeast Florida not only because of our customers, but also because this is a great city to sell,Ž says Forman. From superior area hospitals, wonderful parks, year-round sports, business and employment opportunities, to two military bases, Jacksonville is a city on the rise and continues to grow.Ž This increase is currently apparent in the construction industry in Jacksonville. According to a recent Jacksonville Business Journal article, employment predictions for 2014 indicate that construction should have the highest increase in workers„up 8.1 percent this year. With Florida predicted to outgrow New Yorks population sometime in 2014, more transferees to the state will lead to further demands for housing. We have already seen increased activity among individuals moving into the area and we anticipate this incoming growth to continue throughout the year,Ž says Tammy Vlah, vice president and director of relocation. The Relocation Division had a strong 2013 and this was only achieved because of the tireless hours and e orts of every Watson Realty Corp. associate.Ž Because of these e orts, Watson Realty Corp. had an outstanding year in 2013 with more than $2.63 billion in closed sales volume or 14,501 transaction sides, and is a three-time recipient of Leading Real Estate Companies of the Worlds (LeadingRE) highest honor, the Diamond Award. In addition to trusted referrals, members of the LeadingRE network provide exceptional marketing advantages and knowledge to their buyers and sellers. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Jacksonville top rankings help realty associates sell city and surrounding areasBy Contributing Writer Stephanie Rossettos as a current electric bill, car registration and/or drivers license. Additional information on residency and guardianship as well as a link to the Attendance Zone Locator can be found on the website at www.stjohns.k12. ” .us under Featured Links.Ž Florida law requires any student entering a Florida school for the “ rst time to show proof of required immunizations documented on the HRS Form 680. Proof of a physical examination that has been obtained within one year prior to enrollment in school is also required. Physical examinations can be performed by either a private physician or by the county health department. I strongly encourage you to register your children early so that our schools have adequate time to hire the very best teachers for next year. Thank you, as always, for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at Beverly.slough@stjohns.k12. ” .us. Three-hundred species of plants are considered clover.St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts


Page 6, The CreekLine • March 2014 • 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant 904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park Tax Tip of the MonthIdentity theft scams abound. Because of that, the IRS is taking many precautions in issuing refunds that they previously did not take. One of these precautions is that if a tax return is submitted in which the name does not agree with the social security number, additional steps will be taken. In the past, it was simply a matter of our correcting either the name or the social if a mistake were made in the entry and your refund would soon be received. But, NOW, this mistake could hold up your refund while the IRS veri“es your identity. Be certain that your return is submitted in the name in which the Social Security Administration has for you.Call Today for a Consultation! There is no charge for hour consultation if we prepare your taxes. The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer 1000 Sawgrass Village Dr, Ste. 103 Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Spring weather is upon us and with it bicycle riding becomes a more popular activity for fun, for recreation, and even for transportation. Bicycle safety is always on my mind but even more so in light of recent fatal accidents on our county roads. Its been nearly three years ago when a St. Augustine University graduate student was killed in a hit and run crash. Our investigators continue to investigate that case to “ nd the driver of a 2001-2003 Ford Ranger pick-up truck that struck the cyclist. A month after that one, also on County Road 214, an 18 year old boy was killed„ struck by a truck as he rode into an intersection. Bicycling is popular in Florida. Unfortunately our state continues to lead the nation in bicycle fatalities. In 2011, according to the National Highway Tra c Safety Administration, there were 677 bike riders killed nationwide and 125 in Florida. This is the latest year for which statistic are available, but Florida has been “ rst in cyclist deaths since 2007. When it comes to bicycles, keeping kids safe is a huge concern. It is estimated that every week nationwide, 2700 children su er serious head injuries and two die in accidents involving bike riding. Most child related bike injuries, however, do not involve motor vehicles. They are from falls or hitting a stationary object. Therefore, the “ rst and most important step in bicycle safety is wearing a helmet and wearing it correctly. This is the law for all children under 16 years of age. Research shows that properly worn bike helmets can reduce the risk of serious brain and head injury by 88 percent. We recommend all riders wear helmets. Parents could be good role models by wearing them too. When choosing a helmet make sure it meets safety standards issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Helmet size should be determined using a tape measure. Pads and straps should be adjusted so “ t is level and snug. The helmet should be worn two “ nger widths above the head and not pulled forward over the forehead or tilted back on the crown. Next make sure the bike is the right size. When sitting on the seat with hands on the handlebar the rider should be able to place the ball of both feet on the ground. The rules and laws of the road regarding bicycling apply to cyclists as well as motorists. That means riders have the same responsibilities as motorists and each has rules when encountering the other. Ride single “ le in a bicycle lane or on the right side of the roadway with tra c. Riding against the tra c on the left side of the road is not only illegal, but a motorist about to make a right turn on to a roadway will only be looking for tra c to the left. Over 70 percent of car-bicycle accidents occur at intersections, including driveways. Before riding into tra c a cyclist should stop, look both ways twice and then over the shoulder. When riding on a street or highway, cyclists have the responsibility to observe all tra c laws including using hand signals. State law requires having at least one hand on the handlebars at all times. It is also against the law to wear headsets while bike riding. According to Florida law, a bicycle operated between sunset and sunrise must be equipped with a lamp on the front exhibiting a white light visible from 500 feet to the front and both a red re” ector and a lamp on the rear exhibiting a red light visible from 600 feet to the rear. Additional lighting is permitted and recommended. Motorists need to be alert for bicycle riders and understand the law permits the use of bikes on our roadways as vehicles. Slow down and pass safely with at least 3 feet clearance between the rider and the side of your vehicle. Watch carefully for kids on bikes when driving in residential neighborhoods. There is a page on our website at regarding bicycle laws, rules and safety. Just click on the Community A airs icon and then scroll down. I ask all St. Johns county residents to assist our o ce in promoting bicycle safety by discussing safe bike riding with your children and knowing the rights of cyclists on the roadway. I hope and pray we will have no more bicycle riders killed or seriously injured in St. Johns County for a long time. I always welcome your comments and suggestions. Just email me at safetyWhats New cont. from page 4 dinner. Please visit www. for more information. The Wolfson High School Class of 1969 announces their class reunion party to be held on June 7, 2014. For additional information and to register online, please visit The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting at a di erent time and place in March. The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 22 at the Anastasia Island library, located at 124 Main Street in Sea Grove. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and the speaker will be Cheyenne Knopf, marketing manager at OnLine Binding, an in-house printing and binding company in Jacksonville. Please note again that the Main Library in St. Augustine is closed for renovations and this meeting is at the Anastasia Island branch. Also, this is the fourth Saturday in March. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. 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, March 18 and Tuesday, March 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are 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 827-6960. 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.softball team were buddies for the Yankees. Each player is teamed up with a buddy, who is a volunteer from area high schools and youth groups and teams. This year is the third season for Ellen Allala, making her a veteran player. You could say see knows the bases. Her enthusiasm could be said to be contagious. Her mother Angela Allala described her own feelings about her daughters experience, We have enjoyed each season, seeing her having a great time out on the “ eld and showing o her growing baseball skills Field of Dreams cont. from page 1in such a safe and encouraging environment. It is a great outlet for all her energy and she adores the attention from the many coaches, buddies, teammates and from the cheering onlookers.Ž David Levy, president of Field of Dreams, credits the success of the program to the many volunteers that take time to participate in making the experience special for the players and their families. They built it. And they did come. We are sure that more will come and the program will continue to touch the lives of special needs children for many years to come. As of 2014, if you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and, you do work in the state of Florida, it is a statewide requirement to have GI-BMP certi cation. Then this training class is for you. Green Industries Best Management Practices Training Class Wed., March 26, 20148:30 am 3:30 pm University of Florida, IFAS SJ County Extension Of ce, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr.$25, Includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required by March 14. Please call 209-0430 to register. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events.Small mindsdiscuss people.~Eleanor Roosevelt got news?

PAGE 7 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 7 Kids Are Not Little Adults We 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. As has been the case since before this country was a country, support and criticism of a variety of foreign policy decisions are constantly being bantered about. On these issues are more opinions and perspectives than most Americans can sensibly comprehend. How do we know who to believe in such complex matters? How do these problems so far away impact me directly or do they even truly a ect me at all? What, if any, moral obligation do we have in involving ourselves? These and many more questions can be asked about any international policy and foreign a air issue. Most problematic, though, is the innate impossibility of an unequivocal position on such dilemmatic problems. Viewing such circumstances in historical context is helpful in comprehending the inevitable dilemmas that we face as a nation. As we just witnessed, despite its goal of being above such a fray, the Olympics became a haven for political strife. The Olympics have never truly been apolitical: Jesse Owens and Adolf Hitler, President Carters boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the Russian boycott of the 1984 Los Angeles games and most tragically, the terrorist attacks during the 1972 Munich games. Consider also the international quagmire that is Syria. Should we assist a tyrannical dictator or support the rebels who may be controlled by terrorist groups? Syria appears to be a nowin political tar pit for the United States, not unlike many of our foreign predicaments have historically proven to be. As he left o ce, President Washington famously warned against foreign entanglements.Ž Reality and the complexities that came with growth, wealth and power, though, unfortunately rendered Washingtons words a mere utopianlike dream. Just over four years later, President Je erson sent American Marines to Tripoli to protect American shipping interests from Barbary pirates. Upon doing so, America became a player in international a airs. Subsequently, there was, among many others, McKinley in Cuba and the Philippines, Eisenhower in the Congo, Reagan in Iran and Nicaragua, the four presidents who dealt directly with Vietnam and every president who has since had to face the dilemma of protecting American interests while avoiding another Vietnam.Ž Third World countries became particularly adept at playing the United States and the Soviet Union against one another throughout the Cold War. Americans feverishly pushed President Wilson to enter World War I on the side of Germany and Great Britain. In each of these instances, America had no single interest or option. We now hear new, or maybe not so new, foreign issues being discussed. Congress is debating the Trans-Paci“ c Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement likened to NAFTA of the 1990s. Even locally, Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist has dipped his toe into international a airs by calling for the end of United States sanctions on Cuba. So, as noble as President Washingtons intentions were for America to follow isolationist policies, to do so is impossible. America must, paradoxically, maintain a moral compass pointing to E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, jal@rtpublishing.comthe countervailing interests of Americans, American allies and human rights … as far as popular will and national resources will permit.


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As you may know, the St. Johns is facing many threats from the massive surface water withdrawals being proposed in Central Florida to the nutrient pollution problem that continues to cause toxic algal blooms and “ sh kills in our river. One of the most important factors in protecting and cleaning up the river is the involvement and commitment of each of us, the citizens to whom the river belongs. With so many people now living within the watershed of the river (over 4.5 million people), our actions collectively add up to have a signi“ cant impact on the health of the St. Johns. When we ” ush our toilets, fertilize and water our lawns, turn on a light, drive a car or build a home, we potentially contribute to the problems facing our river, but by being river friendlyŽ and voicing our support for a clean river, there is no doubt that together we can save our St. Johns. Here is how you can get involved and help. One of the signature events of St. Johns River Month is the annual St. Johns River Celebration and Cleanup that will be held on March 22. Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and St. Johns Riverkeeper are collaborating to make this years event the biggest cleanup yet. This is a great opportunity to get your hands dirty, have fun, and make a real di erence. Over 70 cleanup sites will be located throughout Duval County. Get more information and “ nd a cleanup location near you at However, cleaning up the St. Johns doesnt just include picking up trash along the shoreline of the river and its tributaries. Protecting our river begins at our homes and businesses and by preventing trash and pollution from reaching our waterways in the “ rst place. Stormwater that runs o rooftops, driveways, parking lots and streets picks up litter, debris, motor oil, fertilizers, chemicals and pet waste along the way. Storm drains transport much of this polluted water into our river and its tributaries. By planting native and droughttolerant plants, using water, fertilizers and chemicals sparingly and responsibly, removing litter and debris from our streets and storm drains and implementing other practical River Friendly practices, we can signi“ cantly reduce our impact on local waterways. Please demonstrate your pride and love for the St. Johns this March by participating in the upcoming cleanup and doing your part for the river. Learn about all of the exciting events scheduled during River Month and take the River Friendly Pledge by visiting March designated St. Johns River MonthBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns RiverkeeperLearn To Read (LTR) of St. Johns County, Inc. has announced that Edward P. Jordan, PhD was recently welcomed to the LTR board of directors. Dr. Jordan is dean of adult and secondary education at St. Johns River State College (SJRSC). Prior to joining SJRSC, Dr. Jordan served as the director of P-20 Initiatives for the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Learn to Read welcomes new board memberInstitutions of Higher Learning (2010-2012). He was the dean of counseling, academic advising and student services at St. Johns River State College (20042010). Dr. Jordan has an additional eight years of experience at the secondary level in systems in Mississippi and Tennessee. Dr. Jordan earned his bachelors degree from Millsaps College and both his masters and doctorate of philosophy at the University of Mississippi. I look forward to serving on the Learn To Read board and helping this very important organization carry out its mission in our community,Ž said Jordan. It is imperative that we continue our e orts to stamp out illiteracy and help our citizens achieve their quest for a more productive life.Ž We appreciate that Dr. Jordan has agreed to join our board,Ž said Executive Director Ann Breidenstein. His knowledge and experience in the “ eld of higher education will bring another dimension to what we are trying to achieve. We look forward to reaping the bene“ ts of his participation in LTR.Ž 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 over 25 years. 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. Please call Charlotte at 826-0011 for information about becoming a tutor or helping LTR. Dr. Edward Jordan, PhD need customers?886-4919

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The NCOA list maintenance proved to be a great success. In just one months time, over 4,000 voters were either moved to other Florida counties or taken o the rolls after con“ rming they legally reside outside of Florida. Another 4,200 were placed on the inactive voter rolls. The inactive status results from no response from the voters list maintenance notice or when the notice is returned as undeliverable. A voter who is placed on the inactive rolls is still able to vote; however, a voter who turns inactive and does not cast a vote, request an absentee ballot or update information during a period of two general election cycles after being placed on the inactive list will be removed from the voting rolls in Florida. To reduce cost and allow voters to e ortlessly reply to the list maintenance notices, voters can now respond through our website. We have received over 500 responses on this exciting new application. Voters can also use the online address change form to update address information into and within St. Johns County. We need your help! In order to keep our voter registration records current, we ask that you keep us informed of any changes to your registration information. Simply call us at 823-2238 with an address change or use our address change form available on our website You may also provide a signed, written notice to change your address, political party or name. Not sure of your address on “ le with the Elections O ce? Your information is available to you on our website using the voter lookup icon; simply type in the required information to check your voter status, address and polling location. You may also request an absentee ballot for future elections and can view your sample ballot as an election draws near by using the voter lookup icon. Voter registration applications are also available on our website if you need to register to vote. Please feel free to contact the Elections O ce at 8232238 or visit our website www. for any registration, voting questions or anytime we can be of assistance. The Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District holds monthly public meetings of its Board of Supervisors. The following is a recap of the recorded votes of the January 14, 2014 meeting as published in the o cial minutes of the meeting. The meeting was held at the Julington Creek Plantation Club. In attendance and voting were Supervisors Nina KannattGapinski (Chairperson), Cathy Klein (Vice Chairperson), Sam Lansdale, Natalie Page and Pat Jacob. Here is a brief record of the discussion and subsequent votes recorded on major items regarding the community development district. € Resolution 2014-03, Repealing Existing Rules of Procedure and Adopting the Proposed Rules of Procedure; all voted in favor. This was essentially a housekeeping rule change which brought the CDD into line with current state law. € Discussion of Skate Park Proposal for Repairs/Improvements. Vote was four to one, with Sam Lansdale dissenting. The “ nal outcome was the CDD will spend $38,500 to Messiano for improvements to the Skate Park turning it into a concrete park instead of spending a lesser amount to make necessary repairs to the existing facility. Much of the discussion centered around whether or not the income projections for the park will match the annual expenses for operating the park. Lansdale felt the income was more likely to fail rather than improve, thus not justifying spending $38,500 for improvements versus $12,000 to $15,000 for repairs. Other items and areas of interest were discussed, but no formal votes were taken on those items.[Editors Note: The CreekLine will be recapping the of“ cial minutes of the monthly meetings of the Julington Creek Plantation CDD board of supervisors in each issue. Due to the amount of time it takes for the minutes to be posted to the website, each monthly article will cover the meeting of two months prior. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. To read the minutes in their entirety, please visit]Baptist Medical Center Jacksonvilles nursing program has been highlighted as being one of the top 10 nurse-friendly hospitalsŽ in the United States. A nursing website listed Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville as No. 4 in an original list of 30 most-friendly hospitals nationally. The website,, looked at hospitals that value their nursing sta and provide employees with a host of bene“ ts as well as have support teams and outstanding work environments.Ž The list noted that many of the hospitals have received awards for the quality of their nursing sta and practices and also o er educational, training and career advancement programs. In highlighting Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, the website pointed to Baptist Health o ering employees a comprehensive bene“ ts package and giving nurses adjustable schedules, training remuneration and assistance to the tune of $5,000 for “ rst-time homebuyers.Ž The site also pointed to complimentary parking and fast transport service and the Emerging Leaders,Ž a one-year program to help leaders and aspiring leaders develop their potential. Baptist Health is the “ rst and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation, which is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Baptist Health “ rst earned Magnet recognition in 2007 and was redesignated in 2012. It is exciting to see that we have been recognized nationally as a nurse-friendly hospital,Ž said Nancy Simon, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville vice president patient care services, chief nurse executive. I think our sta really enjoys working at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for a number of reasons, but most importantly because we hire nurses that have a true gift for caring for others. They care not only for their patients, but each other. As a result, we welcome new nurses with open arms and mentor our nurses to reach their individual goals. Baptist Health truly cares about their employees and this is demonstrated by supporting employee wellness with a beautiful “ tness center overlooking the Saint Johns River and Caritas Rooms for relaxation to help balance busy schedules. Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville is truly a unique gem in healthcare.ŽLocal Hospital highlighted nationally for bene ts to nursesJulington Creek Plantation CDDSupervisors January 2014 o cial vote record By J. Bruce Richardson 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 Teen Anime Club Tuesday, Mar. 18 • 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. 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Page 10, The CreekLine • March 2014 • Buy A Business John SerbCerti“ed Business Intermediary Call 904-613-2658 for a Con“dential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church on County Rod 210 next to Cimarrone. The RippersŽ will meet at 10:00 a.m. They are still retro“ tting clothing for our wounded men and women who fought for our country and have been wounded and are in military hospitals. This project is under the umbrella of Sew Much Comfort, a national organization. This months project will be preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt for special needs children in county. This free event will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center and will be held indoors. The hunt will be wheelchair accessible. Last years event was a huge success and Helping Hands members are looking forward to welcoming the children again! There will be an Adopt a BunnyŽ station, Easter Egg Hunt, crafts for kids and prizes for everyone attending. First Florida Credit Union will have a popcorn stand and food and refreshments will be available free of charge. Any child is welcome to attend! Boy Scout Troop 280 has constructed elevated bunny houses and Easter Egg hiding places so the children have easy access to the goodies. Troop 280 has also helped tremendously with the garage sale for 16-year-old Alex Fast, who was in need of a liver transplant. This young man received his liver transplant on February 5 in Pittsburg and is recovering there. We are grateful to the family who gave this most precious gift of organ donation. At Februarys meeting, the group “ lled birthday bags for area children in need. At each meeting, members were asked to bring a gift for a deserving child who shared their birthday month. Through a large donation of toys, books and games from an anonymous donor, the group was able to “ ll 56 gift bags so a parent could give their child a gift on their birthday. Donations of any new toys or books will be gladly accepted; please contact for more information. The group continues to meet on Tuesdays at First Florida Credit Union from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon to work on items for craft fair to be held in early fall, with proceeds to bene“ t K9s for Warriors, which matches, provides and trains a dog to help a returning soldier su ering from PTSD or TBI. This wonderful organization has been nationally recognized for its work. Soldiers and dog get to know one another over a three-week period of training in Ponte Vedra. Ninety-“ ve percent of the dogs that are trained are from rescue shelters. Anyone is welcome to come to help, all supplies are provided and the group has come up with beautiful, innovative items to sell. Helping Hands is a volunteer group that meets last Friday of each month to do a small project to bene“ t the community. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can to help others. The group relies solely on donations of goods and services. Membership is always open. Please contact for more information.The Cunningham Creek Plantation Properties Owners Association held its annual meeting in December. Michael Kennedy was elected president and all of the communities now have a representative on the board of directors; however, the current director of Baypoint would like to get a replacement. If you live in Baypoint or know someone who lives in Baypoint who would make a good director, please call Michael Kennedy or come to our next meeting on March 25 at Celebration Lutheran Church, located on Roberts Road near State Road 13. To get the names of the o cers and directors, especially the person representing your community, please visit The website has been undergoing construction, but should be functional by the time you read this. Several committees have been formed. There is the Architectural Guidelines Committee (AGL) which approves things like paint colors, new fences and changes in landscaping. There is also the Lakes Committee and the Maintenance Committee (for monuments and lights for the monuments) and the Audit Committee. If you are interested in becoming involved in the one of the committees, please contact our president and let him know. This past summer several people removed trees from their property without permission. This is a deed restricted community and permission for any exterior change is required, along with plans for replacement. Considering the age of our community, many trees may have outgrown their usefulness, been planted in the wrong location or are causing walkways and driveways to buckle. If you already had a tree removed, please call Carmen Mazzeo at 268-0035, or you may email him at cmazzeo@ srmi” .com to get the form for a new tree or request permission not to replace the tree and tell him why. The Extension O ce of St. Johns County will supply you with a list of suggested plantings for your yard. Call them at 289-0430 and they will supply One local students words will have an impact on her future. MacKenzie Reid of St. John County has been awarded a Governors Recognition Scholarship. Reid, a student at Liberty Pines Academy, received a 2+2 Tuition and Local Fee Plan Scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Valued at approximately $16,000, the Florida Prepaid scholarship covers tuition, registration and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours at one of 28 Florida College as well as tuition, registration fees and local fees for 60 semester credit at one of 12 state universities of Reids choosing. The Governors Recognition Scholarship initiative began in 2006 with the goal of providing a college scholarship to at least one child in each county in the state. It is granted annually to middle school students who compose outstanding essays on the legacy of a past Florida governor. This year, seventh and eighth grade students in select counties were challenged with the prompt: Choose one former governor of Florida and describe his most signi“ cant impact on the Sunshine State and your life today.ŽReid wrote about Governor Lawton Chiles and his Floridas Healthy Start,Ž stating, The Florida Healthy Start program was established to ensure that all pregnant women and infants across the state get the care that is needed. Another area he felt strongly about was the increase of health insurance programs for children„ pushing to increase federal dollars for childrens health. Governor Chiles also worked to increase funding and services for programs to help special needs children and mental health and substance abuse programs. Floridas education and its quality was another strong belief of Governor Chiles.Ž This scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in the states history and realize how the successes of Floridas Governors, past and present, still contribute to the success of future generations,Ž said Board Chairman Duane Ottenstroer. When students appreciate that hard work can open doors to a future of achieved dreams and goals, it creates a mindfulness that a college education is not only crucial to their own success, but completely achievable.ŽHelping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie ValyouCunningham Creek Plantation Property Owners Association updateBy Contributing Writer Linda Stuartyou with a list of appropriate trees for our area. They can also tell you the best place to plant the tree in your yard. Once you “ nd which tree you wish to plant, please contact Carmen Mazzeo to get permission. The directors will be meeting March 24 at Celebration Lutheran Church. Be sure to look for the signs that go up ahead of time or “ nd the information on the website.Liberty Pines Academy student wins essay contestAs of 2014, if you are a lawn care professional who applies fertilizer and, you do work in the state of Florida, it is a statewide requirement to have GI-BMP certi cation. Then this training class is for you. Green Industries Best Management Practices Training Class Wed., March 26, 20148:30 am 3:30 pm University of Florida, IFAS SJ County Extension Of ce, 3125 Agricultural Center Dr.$25, Includes lunch and all materials. Pre-registration is required by March 14. Please call 209-0430 to register. For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine

PAGE 11 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 11 Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Con“dence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Term Life InsuranceCertified Financial PlannerTMPractitioner Investment advisory services are offered as a representative of Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC 0256626-00001-00 Mallena Urban, REALTOR, MRP11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223C: (321) 543-9008O: (904) 421-7930 ...Serving my neighborhood of North St Johns with Integrity... It was February„the month where everyone buys each other chocolates and stu ed bears or even a small song from the traveling groups around the halls. This year, however, a small group of girls decided they wanted to share the love a bit di erently. Sisterhood started their spread the loveŽ journey by teaming up with Dining with Dignity, a local food ministry to feed the homeless in St. Augustine. Everyones really appreciative for everything we do for them,Ž states Lexi, a member of Sisterhood and a current junior. Its pretty awesome to go down and help this group of people.Ž Recently, the girls have gotten together to write letters to prisoners to spread the love. They are isolated from the world,Ž says Lily Peterson, a senior and member of Sisterhood, and they dont have a lot of outside contact. To get a letter from someone they dont know saying that the person loves them and wishes the best for them, how can that not bring a smile to their face and make their day?Ž Finally, the club wanted to do something extra special for one of the school custodians. Together, they raised money to purchase a bicycle and a basket and they presented the gift to her at the end of the month. The custodian couldnt be happier as she rode her new bike around The name of the club alone states both its mission and its fundamentals: Love is Louder. This student organization at Nease High School seeks to stand out from others as a group that promotes kindness and friendship while raising awareness against bullying and suicide among teens. The purpose of the club, Zoe Brown stated, is to spread awareness on issues that most people choose to ignore because its a taboo subject.Ž Brown, who joined the club at the beginning of the school year, says she was encouraged to join the club because of the message it sends. Everyone struggles with bullying and suicide or knows someone who has and I think its important that people know that they have an outlet for any issues they may face, even when it seems impossible. Were trying to help others the best we can with issues weve all been personally a ected by and would love put an end to.Ž This year, the club has participated in a 5k in Jacksonville to promote their ideas, helped host an assembly during school to raise awareness against bullying, sold ” owers on Valentines Day to share love and friendship and walked in the Out of the DarknessŽ walk to honor those lost to suicide. Honestly, compared to other schools were a lot better when it comes to bullying, but theres always room for improvement,Ž Brown explained. Seeing as this is our second year, Id saying were doing pretty good. I wish we could host more assemblies to get the word out or just have more events. We de“ nitely need to establish a more open way for those dealing with issues to communicate with us.Ž When asked how the club stood out from the rest at Nease, Brown stated, We are the only anti-bullying/suicide awareness club at Nease. But really, I think its how close we all are and our dedication to the club and its message.Ž The Love is Louder club continues to grow and spread awareness against suicide and bullying among teens. The club plans to participate as a team in Relay for Life on May 3 and is always looking for opportunities to share their ideas and help others.Mark your calendars for March 14 and 15 to attend the North Florida Genealogy Conference being held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orange Park. Once again the planners have collected a number of great speakers presenting on a broad range of genealogy and family history topics. The fun begins Friday afternoon with a collection of recorded presentations from this years RootsTech confer-Nease HappeningsLove is Louder: Nease club seeks to raise suicide awareness By Samuel Wright, Nease StudentBTHS HappeningsThe Bear Spotlight: SisterhoodBy Kelly Boyer, BTHS Studentthe courtyard. The girls knew it was a success and were “ lled with inexpressible joy, because they know that giving and serving lets you receive even more. I think its a great opportunity to serve others and to be a part of a group that serves,Ž says Sarah Ilaria, a senior and a leader in Sisterhood, talking about the past month. I think its important for girls of this generation to do something for other people, because it ultimately comes down to the fact that life isnt not about you. Its about how you can bless someone else, and in return you are blessed just as much.Ž And thats the latest news. From all of us here at BT, have a great Bartram Trail day!North Florida Genealogical Conference announcedBy Contributing Writer Denise Olsonence. Saturday starts early with an impressive schedule of speakers and topics along with the expo hall and even lunch. Register before March 10 and you can enjoy all this genealogy goodness for $25. The cost goes up to $30 at the door. Get the details on speakers, sessions, place and time at the North Florida Genealogy Conference website at, along with online registration. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919 A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. • Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. • Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater lessVisit www.


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Buy our produce at: Sheeld Rd.SR 13Bayside Blvd.Orange Cove Rd. On Saturday, April 12, 2014, more than 1,000 people will gather at Seven Bridges/Tinseltown to join the “ ght to “ nd a cure for a deadly illness. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease, progressively paralyzes its victims, attacking nerve cells and pathways in the brain or spinal cord. ALS has no known cause or cure, but the Jacksonville community is rallying together to change that. Wheelchair-bound patients along with their families and friends will make a two-mile trek in The Walk to Defeat ALS, hoping their steps will make a di erence for ALS patients living in the Jacksonville area. Many who walk have a loved one who is “ ghting the deadly disease. Others walk in memory of a loved one who has lost the battle. Many people, without any personal connection, walk out of a simple concern for those who are su ering with Lou Gehrigs dis ease. With only two to “ ve years to live, these patients have an urgent need and the community is stepping in to “ ll it by walking for those who cant. The Following are some of the events that Heritage Landing has planned for its residents for March: For more information about the events below, please call 940-6095 or email us at campheritage@heritagelanding. Unless otherwise noted, these events are for Heritage Landing residents and their guests. Family Movie Night is on the “ rst Saturday of the month at dusk. Closed Caption is available. The St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile comes to the Amenity Center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Toddler and Preschool Story Time: Join the Childrens Librarian at the amenity center the “ rst and third Wednesday Jacksonville walk to defeat ALS takes place April 12Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Associations signature event in which all funds directly support cutting-edge research, programs and patient care. Last year, these events raised nearly $1 million around the state of Florida. All interested walkers should call 888-257-1717 or register online at www.WalktoDefeatALS.About The ALS Association Florida Chapter: The ALS Association Florida Chapter offers care to ALS patients living in Florida and funds research to “ nd the cause and cure for ALS. We are part of a nationwide network of local ALS Association chapters with the same vision … a world without ALS. Through care, advocacy, research, education and support, we work to empower those with ALS to live fuller lives. Every year, the ALS Association invests millions of dollars in research conducted by the best and brightest scientists in the world. As the only national not-for-pro“ t health organization dedicated solely to the “ ght against ALS, we give help and hope to those facing a devastating disease.of the month at 10:00 a.m. for newborn to three-year-olds and 10:30 a.m. for threeto “ ve-year-olds. Adult Book Club is the third Thursday of each month from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. This is a free program sponsored by The St. Johns County Public Library. For more information, please visit sjcpls. org. Student Band Rehearsal is held Sunday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All Heritage Landing resident band students are welcome. The student band is led by resident Mr. Iaropli. Please call 940-1119 for more information. The Heritage Landing Business Networking Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Come and introduce your business to fellow residents. The meeting is free. A $5 fee gets your business card published in this months newsletter. The Heritage Landing CDD Board of Supervisors meeting will be Thursday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the CDD, please visit Family Lego Day will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Join fellow Lego enthusiasts and build your favorite Lego creation to display at the amenity center. Residents can vote on your Lego creation from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The winners will be published in the April newsletter. Amenity Athletics spring soccer season is now through May 17. For current league information please go to: Landing announces community events for residentsWhat do Andy Warhol, Stephen King and Robert Redford have in common? They all won the same honors that have recently been received by Creekside art students. You read that correctly! The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards tested the artistic aptitude of a number of Creekside art students. This impressive level of success begs the questionƒ whos teaching these kids?! Creeksides visual art department is led by a team of dedicated artists, featuring the talents of graphic design teacher Tracy Reed, pottery and three-dimensional art teacher Rachel Kurtz, two-dimensional art teacher Nicole Bak and photography teacher Miriam Provisero. Bak helped establish the arts department at the very genesis of Creekside High School, six years ago. She helped pick the school colors and logo and was immediately determined to join the budding Creekside crew. Others joined in along the way, bringing their very diverse talents to the table, as Provisero describes. For all of us, art is such an integral part of our personalities and yet we all have di erent artistic skill sets that we bring to the table. We enjoy creating art as well as the aesthetics of how the arts in” uence everything in the world. We motivate each other to be better,Ž she says. The art teachers motivate more than just each other! Each teacher has a range of classes in which they push students to take their art to the next level, whether its in an introductory course or the top AP class. Kurtz, who has taught in both elementary and middle schools, says high school students are di erent because, they are on such a higher level and its great to help them choose their “ eld of study. A lot of AP students are going to art colleges, so its exciting to be a part of that whole process.Ž In Columbus, Ohio, Kurtz started o as the daughter of an art teacher and grew to “ nd a mentor in her teacher at her “ ne arts high school. We were welding things, huge 20-feet tall sculptures ƒ I loved my teacher in high school; he was a famous sculptor. He was working on really cool sculptures all the time.Ž Provisero had an impactful, high-level art education in high school as well, as art motivated her, giving her the drive to channel her emotions into work that led to academic success, despite struggling with some of her classwork. Meanwhile, Bak has had access to what could only be called an international education. Growing up as the nextdoor-neighbor of a Native American portraiture artist and going on to travel the world to study in innumerable Western European countries has given her international resources to bring back for her students. I collect colors and textures when I travel,Ž she shares, through photographs.Ž Each instructor has a full palette of skills and talents and more insight and history than could possibly be contained in words! I guess thats the purpose of art, huh? Six of the ten winning artists: Julia McDonough, Spencer Kohl, Megan LeNoir, Sarah Schreck, Jessica Van Cleave and Lauren Gonzalez. Not pictured: Madeline Andrews, Brooke Bishop, Kendal Blackwood and Sean RaderCHS HappeningsBob Ross has nothing on us: A look at Creeksides Art DepartmentBy Contributing Writer Sarah Schreck, CHS Student 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!

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Page 14, The CreekLine • March 2014 • Looking to Increase $ales?Promotional Presence450-106 State Rd. 13 N, # 274 Get started today! Call 904-287-7574 Leave A Lasting Impression! Pr om 45 Get st a w w Leave A L Pet Adoptions | Dog Washes |Pet-i-cures Pet Photos | Obstacle Course Sunday, March 10th 12-4pm Julington Creek Plantation Park 875 Davis Pond Blvd. 32259 S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia) Benefiting St. Johns County www.jcpcares.orgLow Cost Micro-chipping Available Thank you to our sponsors The CreekLineGolfers dream of obtaining tickets for entry into the hallowed grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club. Theyd pay just about anything to see the Masters tournament, but odds run slim for nabbing admission (o cially known as badges) through the annual lottery. So coveted is access that many old-time Augusta families pass the rights down in their wills, but theres much to see and do in the beautiful city of Augusta, Georgia, besides golf. A drive from Jacksonville takes about four-and-ahalf hours and spring is the optimal season for a getaway. Start your tour at the Augusta Museum of History to grasp the beginnings of the southern settlement founded by British General James Oglethorpe. He moved there after he established Savannah. In the early years, Augusta functioned as a trading post and later thrived with plantations of cotton and tobacco. The museums second ” oor features a permanent exhibit Celebrating a Grand Tradition,Ž which explores how the sport of golf evolved and highlights the areas four oldest clubs: Palmetto Golf Club, Augusta Country Club, Forest Hills Golf Club and Augusta National Golf Club. Du ers enjoy many valued artifacts, six statues of golfs greatest players and, of course, the o cial Green Jacket. The Godfather of Soul James Brown got his start as a boy shining shoes on the streets of Augusta. The History Museum honors the hometown singers rise to fame with a lively collection of his awards, music, personal items and family photos. Afterward, head downtown and “ nd the life-sized statue of James Brown on Broad Street. Snap your own photo or pose for the worlds only James Brown cam.Ž The camera takes your picture and sends it to your cell phone within minutes. Revitalization of the downtown began about 15 years ago and today this area prospers. Youll discover approximately 30 locally owned and operated restaurants ranging from fast food to “ ne dining. Frog Hollow Tavern, Bees Knees and Boll Weevil Cafe and Sweetery stand out. Work o the calories with a stroll on the Augusta Riverwalk. Here you can meander among blooming gardens and two tiers of bricked walkways and ramps beside the Savannah River. Perhaps youll be lucky enough to catch a concert at the outdoor amphitheater which seats 1,800. Much to see in Augusta besides golfBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comMy favorite activity was an hour-long canal cargo boat ride. First, I stopped into the Augusta Canal Discovery Center and checked out the “ lms, models and interactive exhibits which explained the importance of waterways. I had no idea that gunpowder was manufactured in Augusta during the Civil War or that Augusta played a major industrial role as the supplier to the Southern troops. The canal ride takes you past the remains of the Confederate Powder Works, including a 168-foot-tall chimney, the only permanent structures constructed and completed by the Confederacy. Art lovers will “ nd the Morris Museum of Art worth a visit. It is the “ rst museum devoted to the art and artists of the American South. The Sacred Heart Cultural Center also features many art exhibits and includes some exquisite architectural features. Lastly, if you have time, a trolley tour is a great way to hear some of the local legends about events in the city, the historic homes and Medical College. I Feel GoodŽ is one of James Browns famous songs and those words describe how Augusta made me feel. Go see for yourself. Sophisticated Tablecloth Dining in Julington Creek #102 Blackstone Grille Mon-Thur: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:00pm Fri: 11am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm Saturday: 5pm to 10pm onlyBook your Easter Brunch reservations now! | FRESH INGREDIENTS | JOIN US FOR LUNCH MON-FRI On Saturday, February 1, 10 fourth and “ fth grade students proudly represented the Singing JagsŽ Chorus from Julington Creek Elementary School in the 11th annual First Coast Honors Choir held at Deermeadows Baptist Church. Congratulations to them for an outstanding performance! Lunar PhasesFull: March 16 Last Quarter: March 24 New: March 30First Quarter: April 7

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Single product specialty stores require running from place to place, and coordinating many aspects of the project on their own. The days of running from store to store to piece together your home project or the frustration of trying to hold contractors accountable are o cially over,Ž according to co-founder Steve Spade, an industry veteran whose previous venture led to the creation of design centers for homebuilders throughout the country. Our design showroom experience is extraordinary by providing the perfect balance of a large product selection, the expertise and personal attention of certi“ ed Home Design Professionals and the convenience of a single location.Ž Professionals are also welcomed. The dedicated sta of Florida Home Store will assist interior designers, architects and homebuilders by providing a home base for client meetings, “ nding design inspiration and planning projects. The design center is scheduled to open between April and May on Julington Plaza Drive in St. Johns. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its April luncheon meeting on Tuesday, April 15, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Bone“ sh Grill in Mandarin. Please join us! The program speaker will be Charlie Seraphin, marketing strategist for the anniversary celebration. He will provide an overview of St. Augustines founding and events leading up to the 2015 anniversary. He will bring handouts of the events planned for the year. The menu will include a Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, salad, choice of Lilys chicken or grilled tilapia, garlic whipped potatoes and macadamia nut brownie for dessert. A cash bar will be available and door prizes and ra es will be o ered. The total cost is $23, including tax and tip. Reserve early since Having a full time job can keep a person very busy. Add in the responsibilities of keeping pace with three children and a husband, there would appear to be little time to spend doing much of anything else. Well, that may be true for many people, but not Julie Bentley. She has made it a priority to not only do everything she can for her family but also “ nd the time to be a community leader, good friend and a mentor. There are many wonderful communities throughout Florida and the rest of the United States. What makes a community great? It is not the lawns, houses or amenities . It is the people in the community who put in that extra e ort to help others and promote the spirit of kindness. Bentley has that certain spirit that she carries with her every day. She volunteers in local schools and directs her companys charitable organization. As a community leader in Durbin Crossing, Bentley is active in Durbin Community Connections, a non-pro“ t organization of businesses and leaders based in Durbin Crossing. As the lead coordinator for Next Door Durbin Crossing, Julie helps neighbors connect with each other to get the help they need and to get the word out about community events and issues. Bentley proudly volunteers as a mentor in the Take Stock in Children Program. It is a statewide program serving children from low-income families who are at risk of dropping out of school. The students are provided with mentors as early as middle school and, assuming they continue to live up to the standards and requirements of the program, are given scholarship money to attend college or trade school. Through the St. Johns County program, Bentley mentors a St. Johns County middle school student. How does Bentley do all of these things and more? Well, the Good Deed Brigade took a few minutes of her time to “ nd out. Where do you “ nd the time to “ t everything in? I have learned to prioritize and be ” exible. The great thing about volunteering is that even just a couple of hours a week of your time can go a long way toward helping a cause or person. The grati“ cation I get from my volunteer work is far more valuable than anything else I could do with those few hours. How do you manage or budget your time to be successful? For me it is all about priorities. In any given week there are things I am committed to and will not miss … client appointments, my childrens activities, meetings, time with my mentee, etc. I attack my To-DoŽ list in between and get great satisfaction from crossing things o that list! What is your best advice for someone looking for more balance in life? Determine what enhances and ful“ lls your personal and professional life and commit to consistently spending time on those things. Be careful of the expectations you set for yourself; let being a great parent, spouse, employee, friend, volunteer, etc. be enough since being the bestŽ may come at great cost to your balanced life. And most importantly for me, stay surrounded by and engaged with those people in your life who mean the most to you. The Good Deed Brigade salutes Julie Bentley for using her skills as a multi-tasker and all around good person to make a di erence in the community. Follow the example set by both the words and actions of Julie Bentley and go out in your community to do your share of good deeds. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please contact us through our website www. or our Facebook Fan Page at www. Design showroom brings inspired living and designGood Deed BrigadeThe life of a multi-tasker: Neighbor, friend and mentor„Julie BentleyBy Contributing Writer David A. Wolf, Founder of the Good Deed BrigadeNewcomers luncheon highlights celebration By Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, Newcomers of North St. Johnsspace is limited. The “ rst 100 reservations will be accepted. All reservations must be received by April 7 and there can be no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate your menu choice 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 to join the group. 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 Aird at sjaird@


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StantonRating: Almost Left Before it Finished (1 out of 5, bordering on 0) This months movie review belongs to the “ lm The Legend of Hercules a mythical, action, adventure “ lm for adults and older teens. A son of Zeus is born to Queen Alcmene and her tyrannical husband King Amphitryon, played by Scott Adkins, is not happy and less than fatherly. Hercules, also known for most of his life as Alcides, is portrayed by Kellan Lutz. His true love, Hebe, the princess of Crete, performed by Gaia Weiss, is promised to his brother and heir to the throne in a land rife with discontent. In addition, Hercules family situation does not bode well for his future. The truth of his love for Hebe is discovered and as that is not in his fathers plans, he ends up exiled and sold into slavery. As a demi-god, Hercules has incredible strength and with friends caught up in his danger, he literally, “ ghts his way back home. Renny Harlin directed this “ lm with minimal and predictable dialogue, dark action through dark seas and dark arenas. In addition, the action is “ lmed in slow motion, taking up a good part of this 88 minute “ lm. Kellan Lutz, as Hercules, showed more emotion as Emmett in the Twilight saga; however, that could have been as much due to the poor writing in this “ lm„though he did bring the physique to the “ lm and “ t the pro“ le. The other actors added very little to the whole “ lm, except for Scott Adkins, who played the evil king as extremely easy to hate and sympathize with any around him, including his misguided son. The legendary labors of Hercules are barely even alluded to and Zeus was not even given an actor to portray him, hes just all lightning and mist. Though, if the idea was to present Hercules as a real part of history and the gods as myth, it is an interesting idea that just was not well-played out. Not a “ lm to go see and not even one to wait for on cable. If you like mythology, Percy Jackson is a better choice and as they copied Spartacus for the action shots, just watch reruns on cable. I bawled during Frozen Not once. Not even twice. I cried through the whole darn thing. It was the love Elsa and Anna display for one another that did it to me. Afterwards, I started thinking... how can I help our kids cultivate that kind of love? So, with the goal of creating an atmosphere of family harmony, I sat down with a notepad and a pen {yes, Im a paper girl} and made a list: 1. Model kindness: Speak with respect, leave room for mistakes and work together to “ x problems. 2. Have fun together: Set aside homework and housecleaning for a family game, walk, book on the couch or just a quick hug. Dont let anyone bow out repeatedly„family fun is mandatory! 3. Serve one another and serve together. 4. Build a sandman. A snowman is completely out of the question in Florida, but I think we could certainly build a sandman! And if we name him Olaf, maybe hell come to life and make the kids laugh when they really Purposeful ParentingFrozen and cultivating friendships in familyBy Allie Olsenwant to hurt each otherƒ or maybe well just make a fun memory. 5. Leave time in our schedule for silliness. Instead of hurrying from activity to activity, Im planning white space on our calendar. I think itll help me be more patient and all of us to have time for fun. Often, my parenting goals have more to do with making my life easier than they do truly helping my children grow to godly, respectful adults. For example, I want them to get along because their bickering really annoys me. This not intentional, its just my default on long, busy days. This month, Im challenging myself to create an atmosphere of family harmony. Im reminding myself that saying yes to anything is saying no to another, very important, thing. Because a little mamma magic can go a long way in creating family harmony. Over the last 10 years more than 1,000 passengers have boarded the two-day Eco-Heritage boat cruise organized by St. Johns Riverkeeper, a nonpro“ t environmental advocacy organization working to protect the St. Johns River. The trip, departing twice a year in April and fall, is currently accepting registration for its 37th and 38th voyage. With overnight accommodations, round-trip travel, lunches and fantastic speakers included, this journey is a unique experience and great value. Stops include Blue Spring, Hontoon Island and Dunns Creek. Speakers on board include Bill Belleville, author of River of Lakes and Salvag-Take a river cruise with the St. Johns Riverkeeper!By Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeepering the Real Florida, storytellers William Bartram and Constance Fennimore Woolson, a 19th century travel writer and Bill Dreggors, or Mr. DeLand,Ž a “ fth generation central Florida native and folk historian. Lisa Rinaman, your St. Johns Riverkeeper, will be on board to discuss the issues and politics currently facing our river, with the relaxing and enchanting St. Johns River wildlife as ambiance. Join us on this life changing journey, April 10 and 11 or 12 and 13. The trip departs from Palatka and travels over 100 miles on water between Palatka and Sanford. For additional information, please visit www. boat-trips. Anytime Fitness, the worlds largest and fastest growing 24hour co-ed “ tness franchise, is now open in Fruit Cove next to Bruccis on State Road 13! Many people fear the gym due to the culture that many big box gyms promote, which is a dog eat dog approachŽ said Andrew Heitman, Anytime Fitness manager. The Fruit Cove Anytime Fitness is di erent, from personalized attention and instruction, the sta is pleased to help you surpass your goals! Members at Anytime Fitness are also unique; they treat the gym and other members with respect.Ž Nationwide, the average Anytime Fitness club has about 800 members and when you compare that to the over capacity of big box gyms the picture starts to become clear. Big corporate gyms are into pro“ ts, not the successes of their members and Heitman sees that as their opportunity to shine, by making their members shine. Sometimes making your goals reality takes more than heart. With all of the stresses of modern life, people are time New tness franchise opens in Fruit Covepoor so we step in and o er you a better way to manage your time. Anytime Fitness members are able to exercise whenever and however they like as the gym is available 24/7,Ž said Heitman. The gym is always clean and well-maintained, featuring the best exercise equipment available. Our equipment includes top of line equipment from Life“ tness and Hammer Strength as well as a host of others.Ž Anytime Fitness has talented personal trainers available to help you learn how to use all of the equipment and to develop an individualized workout plan. There are also group classes available. At Anytime Fitness you are not only joining a gym, you are joining a massive network of gyms all across the world. Membership at one Anytime Fitness club gives members access to 2,400 clubs worldwide (“ ve in Jacksonville) as well as access to, the most comprehensive online wellness support system available. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine Chess Club for Kids, Tweens and TeensWed., March 12 • 4:30pm Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks and skittles mean? 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Meet members of our administration and faculty, visit the classrooms, and ask questions. Come see the dierence that is CCA! $25 OFF APPLICATION FEEExpires 4-30-14Christs Church Academy For the second year in a row, OSteen Volkswagen is awarded the prestigious Customer First Club Award in 2013 for achieving the highest rated customer satisfaction. The dealership achieved the award and earned membership into the 2013 Customer First Club for the past two consecutive two years, for receiving some of the highest Customer Experience Survey ratings among all Volkswagen dealerships in the country. OSteen Volkswagen is part of an elite group of Volkswagen dealerships that excel in all customer service standards, noted as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. This coveted recognition has been awarded to only 30 Volkswagen dealers out of 656 in the country. Members of the elite Customer First Club are selected by Volkswagen customers through a Customer Experience Survey. According to the feedback from customers, the 30 dealers excelled in all aspects of the customer experience, including new car, pre-owned and service. Being awarded the 2013 Customer First Club award for a second year in a row, as well as being recognized as one of the best Volkswagen dealerships in the country out of over 600 dealerships is such a great honor,Ž states Tom OSteen, coowner. This award represents Liberty Pines Academy students recently returned from Washington, D.C., marking the “ fth annual trip to our nations capital. Eighty-“ ve eighth graders visited museums, monuments and historic and national landmarks. On January 20, students boarded a luxury coach bound for Washington, D.C. Although students encountered a government shutdown due to inclement weather, resourceful tour operators at Green Light Group Tours were able to ensure that students enjoyed a full day of educational opportunities. Day one included a visit to the Crime Museum as well as the International Spy Museum, capped o by a stroll through the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Je erson Memorials at night. One of the highlights from the day was when the students had a moonlit snowball “ ght on the National Mall. Day two began with a tour of the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam Wall. A trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was followed by a tour of the Capitol Building. A trip to the Library of Congress, the nations library, rounded out the day. Day three commenced with a visit to Fords Theatre and the Petersen House. The trip took a lighter turn when students got to see how the nations paper money is produced at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. A somber experience followed as the tour continued on to the Holocaust Museum. It was then on to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and a trip to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum where wax “ gures of each United States president reside. The busy day of activities ended with a dinner cruise on the Potomac River. The fourth and “ nal day included one of the more moving experiences of the trip. Four students participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The next stop was the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Following that, the tour concluded at the home of George Washington, where one “ nal snowball battle ensued before boarding the bus for the long journey home. When asked about the trip, Ethan Dudley said, It was breathtaking to just stop and take it all in.Ž The annual eighth grade Liberty Tour was the best trip to date. Much was learned about the nations capital and many lifelong memories were made.Liberty Pines Academy: Annual Washington, D.C. tripBy Contributing Writer Alexandra Martin Smithsonian Museum of Natural History: Sarah Wilde, Kendall Southworth, Kailyn Newmans, Alyssa Pappas, Madeline DeFranco, Kristen Merritt, Sara Loving and Gabriella Russo.the 100 percent commitment by all the members of the OSteen Volkswagen team to delivering industry-leading customer service. This award is determined by our customers and the level of satisfaction they receive at the dealership. We are very grateful that our customers appreciate the high-level of service we provide at OSteen Volkswagen.Ž We look forward to honoring and awarding our hard-working employees and their families this spring at an appreciation event. Its always a special and rewarding time to be able to gather and celebrate the hard work of everyone,Ž states Bill Olive, general manager. 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PAGE 21 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 21 NURTURING SPACES DESIGNED FOR THE FUN OF LEARNING.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 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. The fourth graders at Hickory Creek Elementary School recently participated in The Great Potato Disguise Project. The students were challenged to take a raw potato of any kind and disguise it without cutting into it. The goal was to make a potato appear to be something other than a type of potato that would be eaten for dinner. Students stepped up to the challenge by being very creative with their disguises. Some potatoes were dressed in costumes, transformed into animals and even painted to look like di erent types of food. After creating a disguise, the next part of the assignment was to write “ ctional narratives about their potatoes. Before the writing began, they thought about what it would be like to be their disguised potato for one day. They then used their imagination to create a story from the perspective of their potato describing a day in its life. The Florida Writes Rubric was used to help guide the quality of their writing and prepare them for the FCAT writing test. On the day they turned in their projects, the children shared their stories and celebrate their potatoes with classmates. They also enjoyed several di erent potato related foods Potatoes in disguise at Hickory Creek By Contributing Writer Laurie Argottduring snack time. Some of the students tasted potato soup, garlic roasted potatoes, French fries, mashed potatoes, cheese potato casserole and fried potatoes. The main purpose of the project is to get the students pumped up about writing and give them motivation to write a creative “ ctional narrative,Ž said LaVerne Love, fourth grade teacher at Hickory Creek Elementary School. During the sharing process, the students can learn di erent writing techniques from each other, such as the use of “ gurative language or what a great introduction paragraph might sound like.Ž The Great Potato Disguise Project was intended to be a fun family oriented activity, with the children taking the lead. The students really seemed to enjoy sharing their disguises and stories as well as tasting all the homemade potato dishes. Emma Zverinsky, Luke Kaelin and Isabelle Difato with their disguised potatoes. Yes, this is a potato!While most students at Bartram Trail are preparing for the upcoming Spring Break, athletes participating in the spring season for the Bears are focused while at the peak of their games. Girls and boys lacrosse, a program that expands and improves with each passing year at Bartram, have high standards and determined goals for their 2014 year. Coached for the third consecutive year by Meghan Fanning, the girls lacrosse team is taking each game as an opportunity to prepare for playo s. With one of the most challenging and diverse game schedules, the Bears will take on not only Ponte Vedra and Creekside, their local rivals, but also teams from Georgia and Orlando. It has been a successful last couple of years for the Bears as they advanced to the “ nal four in 2012, and then took the next step this past year in 2013 as state runner-ups. Fanning remarks, The Bartram Trail girls lacrosse team comes into the 2014 season with a reputation and legacy they would like to continue. With that said, this years team has to make their own statement and create their own legacy.Ž This year, the Bears will not only have to beat the Creekside Knights to win Districts and advance in playo s, but also the Sharks, as they have now been placed in Bartrams district, verses their region like years prior. The Bears have a long journey ahead that Im sure will have its ups and downs along the road, but this team has incredible potential and is de“ nitely something special. Its really indescribable!Ž Fanning exclaimed. On March 12, the girls will take on the Sharks for the “ rst time this season at Ponte Vedra High School. As each team im-BTHS Sports RoundupBy Megan Grant, BTHS Student The girls lacrosse team has a tradition of writing a word on each players arm that will motivate the player on the “ eld. BTHS Roundup cont. on pg. 23


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Page 24, The CreekLine • March 2014 • VPK Enrolling Now!Call for detailsElementary School Pickups: Julington Creek, Hickory Creek, Durbin Creek & Cunningham Creek Accepting New Patients! 8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Explore for Treasures! Experience Fun Foods! GREAT Old-Fashioned Market! Don’t Miss Out! Join Us This Weekend! (904) 824-4210 2495 State Rd. 207, St. Augustine, FL 32086 Only minutes away on I95 @ Exit 311 (5 miles South of the Outlet Malls) Ex E x GR G R As part of Westminster Woods on Julington Creeks 50th Anniversary Celebration 2014, the active living retirement communitys residents, in collaboration with sta have organized a food drive to bene“ t the Mandarin Food Bank. The Mandarin Food Bank provides emergency food and clothing to those in need from seven area zip codes, including St. Johns County. The retirement communitys special service project entitled Food for FiftyŽ will collect enough food to “ ll 50 grocery bags over the next two months. St. Johns residents are welcome to participate in the food drive by donating canned goods or personal hygiene items at this years annual Spring Fling, scheduled for March 22 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. on the campus of Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. Boy Scout Troop 718, based at Switzerland Community Church, recently completed a three-day backpacking excursion along the Apalachicola River at Torreya State Park, near Bristol, Florida. The 15 scouts and “ ve adults had to backpack all their gear and food to the Rock Blu riverfront campsite. Water was “ ltered from the river and scouts had to endure temperatures in the upper 30s. Scouts hiked the hilly terrain of the park, studied the native fauna, including the rare Torreya tree and learned about the Civil War history of the area at the historic Gregory House.Westminster Woods announces food driveBy Contributing Writer Cher Brown Howard Smith, co-chair of the Special Events Committee collects food items with Tirunesh Teklemariam, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek 2013 Employee of the Year.Troop 718 continues outdoor adventuresBy Contributing Writer Joey Morley, Troop 718The troop continues to grow. Fourteen Webelo scouts from nearby Cub Scout packs crossed over to the troop in February. The troop also elected Zackary Jackson, Demitri Lagoutaris, Mark Vogel and Assistant Scoutmaster Je Jackson into the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scout national honor society. Boy Scout Troop 718 meets each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Switzerland Community Church on State Road 13. New scouts are always welcome to visit. For additional information, please contact John Morley, scoutmaster, at 377-6669.SPMS family helps Ronald McDonald HouseBy Contributing Writer Amy HuberSwitzerland Point Middle School teachers and sta organized an incredible meal and visit with Santa Claus on December 21, 2013 to the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Jacksonville. Ronald McDonald House (RMH ) charities support the health and well being of children by providing lodging and other services for the critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families. The entire Swiss Point faculty and sta were involved from planning and organizing to cooking chicken and dumplings to donating menu items and coloring books and crayons for the residents of RMH. SPMS teacher Angela Hunter recently delivered a precious baby boy named Blake with a condition called Arterial Truncitis. Ronald McDonald House provided the Hunter family with a safe and comfortable place to live while Blake was treated by the wonderful physicians at Wolfson Childrens Hospital. Since providing our meal to the residents of RMH, the Hunter family has been released and Blake is recovering. The faculty and sta of SPMS feel very fortunate to know that one of our own teachers was treated so wonderfully and we enjoyed being able to give our time to those families who are residents of RMH. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919 Family Bingo for Books Saturday, March 15 € 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Looking for fun for the whole family? Grab the kids and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library!

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Contact Linda Bolger (904) 342-7926 $100 OFF Academic Evaluation if you call before 3/31/14.Spend just an hour in the classroom of Palencia Elementary Schools (PES) fourth grade teacher Rebecca Royal and youll know exactly why she was chosen as the St. Johns County Rookie Teacher of the Year at the district awards banquet on Thursday, February 13 at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort. In just her second year at the nations only all-digital elementary school, Royal brings her own unique blend of traditional instruction, digital education and interactive learning to her students. A study of the solar system during the “ rst semester had her fourth graders role-playing as planets, moons and stars as they discussed rotation, constellations, distances between celestial objects and size.Palencia Elementary School teacher honoredBy Contributing Writer Kimberli NalvenMany nights each week she strategically utilizes the ” ipped classroomŽ concept by emailing students a video preview of the next days math lesson that walks them through the concept and then presents them with problem applications to work on and bring to class for discussion. And when students needed additional reading comprehension practice to support the schools literacy goals and prepare for FCAT testing, she organized small Literacy Circles in the classroom to create interactive reading, discussion and group learning that bene“ ts multiple learning styles for children. Despite her obvious commitment to maximizing all of the educational tools at her disposal, probably the most impressive of Royals talents is her undeniable rapport with her students. Although her classroom is clearly organized, disciplined and task-driven, the kids buzz around the class with happy smiles, frequent giggles and an unmistakable desire to impress their teacher with their best e orts. Her willingness to go above and beyond is just one of the many admirable qualities of this wonderful teacher,Ž said Allen Anderson, PES principal. Her commitment to excellence and fun serves as an inspiration to both her students and coworkers.ŽThe 2013-14 Creekside wrestling team continued the programs success by winning the Class 2A District 4 championship for the “ rst time in the Creekside wrestling continues success in 2013-14 seasonschools six year history. The Knights had an overall 17-4 dual match record along with a teams recording setting seven district individual champions and “ ve state quali“ ers. The team was led by junior Austin Wynn, who was the 106 pound 2A District 4 and Region 1 champion and becoming a two-time state quali“ er. Other district individual champions for the Knights were (126) sophomore David Tyer, (145) junior Jared Langdo, (182) sophomore Jeremy Beaulieu, (195) sophomore Gus Fischer, (220) senior Ra“ Lopez and (285) junior Cole Eubanks, along with place winners (138) senior Ryan Baker … second, (170) senior Dakota Cody … third and (113) junior Josh Cordle … fourth. At the 2A Regional the Knights placed “ fth as a team again led by Wynn, who brought home the teams only regional championship, which is the fourth champion in the programs history. Along with Wynn, his teammates who placed at regional and quali“ ed for state were Langdo … fourth, Beaulieu … third, Lopez … fourth and Eubanks … fourth. Going into the 2014-15 season the Creekside wrestling will again be a contender not just for a district title, but a regional title as well. The Knights have consistently proven year after year to be one of the top wresting programs in St. Johns County and Northeast Florida.LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Mar. 19 • 3:00 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. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919Chess Club for Kids, Tweens and TeensWed., March 12 • 4:30pm Check or Checkmate? Do you play chess or are you interested in learning? Wonder what the terms pins, ranks and skittles mean? If you would like to be part of a chess club, we have the right one for you. Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library MeetingTuesday, March 11 • 6pm Friends of the Bartram Trail Branch Library are invited to attend the March meeting in the Manatee Room. Prospective Friends are invited to attend and learn more about the Friends and what it is they do.


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I continued to train on the eight mile route in preparation for the upcoming event. On Sunday, May 23, I cycled the 12-mile Family Health Ride. I did it! Twelve miles and almost $600 in donations! This is when I fell in love with the idea of cycling. There were hundreds of cyclists and they were having the time of their lives. I continued riding my cruiser building up to an average of 80 miles a week. I soon joined North Florida Bicycle Club with my brand new hybrid. I had high expectations “ nd someone to ride with that was really nice and cycled my speed. A large group of really nice people that cycled my speed! They called themselves Social Riders.Ž The following months were awesome. I made new friends and found another in an activity good for the body, mind and soul. While I had set simple goals for my “ rst club year, the members encouraged and supported me to go way beyond those goals. At Tour de Cure 2011, I cycled the century route. And it was an epic year! The camaraderie was like no other. These experiences resulted in my accepting the position of team captain for the North Florida Bicycle Club Charity Ride Team. My new goal was to serve the team with the same commitment as I gave my cycling. I wanted to see everyone with a desire to participate in a charity ride, do so with the support and camaraderie that I had experienced. On February 5, 2012 our youngest grandson was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. On May 19, 2012, I cycled for the causeŽ and on May 18, 2013 I became a Champion Fundraiser for the “ rst time. May 17, 2014 will be my “ fth TourŽ team captain for year three and I strive to be a Champion fundraiser for a second time. I ride for the feeling it gives meƒthat wind-in-your-face freedom. I ride for the sense of accomplishment it gives me. I ride for the camaraderie. I ride to encourage and support others. I ride to keep my cholesterol under control. I ride to improve the lives of more than 23.6 million Americans who su er from diabetes in the hope that future generation can live in a world without this disease. Together we can make a di erence. Cycling for a causeƒcome ride with me! The Jacksonville Tour de Cure begins at RiverTown, located at 39 Riverwalk Boulevard in St. Johns on Saturday, May 17. The four routes are designed to appeal to all skill levels. The “ ve-mile Family Fun Ride is accessible to all ages and “ tness levels. The 30-mile ride o ers a moderate challenge while being safe and scenic. The 62.5-metric century features scenery adjacent to the St. Johns River, which is the perfect choice for Local resident riding to stop diabetes at the annual Tour de CureBy Contributing Writer Beverly Scarbrough, Team Captain, North Florida Bicycle Clubthe intermediate to advanced cyclist. The 100-mile century route is a true test of endurance is best suited for the experienced cyclist. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To register, cyclists or volunteers can call the American Diabetes Association 7307200 ext. 3046 or visit us at Scarbrough rides for a cure. Fifteen 4-H youth took part in the annual county wide 4-H Public Speaking Contest that took place at the St. Johns County Extension O ce on January 30. 4-H youth, ages eight to18, demonstrated impressive public speaking skills to judges from the St. Augustine Kiwanis Club and to friends and family. Youth taking part in this event were to prepare an original three to seven minute speech on a topic of their choice that is some way tied into their 4-H experience. In the junior age division, ages eight to 10, Corey Banks earned a blue ribbon and took “ rst place with his You Walked How Far?Ž speech which told about his summer hiking experience. Rhiannon ODonnell earned a blue ribbon and took second place in her age division for her speech Getting Healthy.Ž A blue ribbon and third place award was awarded to Carson Banks for his speech My Summer Vacation.Ž Also receiving a blue ribbon in this age division are Tara McGee for her speech Sailing,Ž Emma Parker for her speech Walking to School,Ž Olivia Schafer for her speech Blue Springs ManateesŽ and Gretchen Bradley for her speech the Wright Flight.Ž Corey Banks and ODonnell qualify for the junior age division to represent St. Johns County at the 4-H Districts in April in Putnam County. Javier Bermeo was awarded a blue ribbon and the “ rst place in the intermediate age division, ages 11-13, with his speech The Importance of Public Speaking.Ž Cayla Smith received a blue ribbon and second place for her speech I Bleed Green.Ž Both qualify for the Intermediate age division to represent St. Johns County at the 4-H Districts in April in Putnam County. Earning a blue ribbon and placing “ rst in the senior age division, ages 14-18 was Cady Smith with her speech Floridas Agriculture,Ž where she shared the bene“ ts of growing up in a strong agricultural community. Jared Smith received a blue ribbon and placed second with his speech From the Grass Roots Out,Ž which told about his familys strong ties to agriculture. Abby Kulpa received a blue ribbon and placed third for her speech Whats Up?Ž that addressed the use of language in todays society. Also receiving a blue ribbon in this age division are Laura Bradley with her speech Lost?Ž and A.J. Kulpa with his speech Great Opportunity.Ž Ashley Wibbing received a red ribbon for her speech After That NightŽ which creatively told the story of her “ rst public speaking experience. Cady Smith and Jared Smith qualify for the senior age division to represent St. Johns County at the 4-H Districts in April in Putnam County. Special thanks to the St. Augustine Kiwanis for their continued support to the 4-H program and for serving as judges for this event. If you would like to see St. Johns County 4-H youth presenters in action, please plan to attend the St. Johns County 4-H Demonstrations on Thursday, March 27 at the St. Johns County Extension O ce at 6:00 p.m. This event is open to the public. Enrollment for the 4-H Youth Development Program takes place each September and is for youth ages “ ve to 18. Anyone interested in enrolling in the St. Johns County 4-H program for the 2013-2014 4-H year may do so by going to http://stjohns. ifas.u” .edu/4-H.shtml 4-H Youth public speaking participants and judges from St. Augustine Kiwanis St. Johns County 4-H youth present speechesBy Contributing Writer Geralyn Sachs, St. Johns County 4-H Extension Agentgot news? need customers?886-4919209-6190 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. 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Amelia Clark Licensed Sales Agent 904-657-7718, TTY 711 Plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its aliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plans contract renewal with Medicare. Y0066_131206_161231 Accepted 904-657-7718, TTY 711 8CC4259D “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Can you guess this “ sh? One of the most abundant “ sheries in North American coastal waters is that of certain “ sh that is a favorite for many who “ sh our areas of the St. Johns River. This “ sh is important commercially with millions of pounds caught annually. This “ sh is a fast-growing species reaching maturity in two to three years making it resilient to being over “ shed. When mature, this “ sh will leave the bays and estuaries it normally inhabits through the warmer months and spend its winter months o shore in the Atlantic. This particular “ sh is amongst the “ rst of saltwater “ sh to be caught every spring for much of the Atlantic Coastal United States. We can expect this “ sh to be showing in our local waters now through fall. As the temperature of the water increases, you can expect the quantities and sizes of this “ sh to increase also. Being tolerant to a wide range of salinities enables this “ sh to endure many of our varying summer and fall weather patterns. Average size of this “ sh is about 12 inches long with an average weight of about one to one-and-a-half pounds. In the late summer it is not uncommon to catch these “ sh nearly double their average weight. This “ sh has a state record of 4 pounds, 15 ounces. The table fare for this “ sh is considered very good. Its ” avor is often described as light, sweet and pleasant. It can be prepared in any variety of ways as long as it is not eaten raw. The “ lets are “ rm and pinkish in color and turn white and ” akey when cooked. This “ sh can be caught Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkafrom our local piers and docks on the river or by boat, “ shing holes, ledges, mud bottoms, shell bottoms and bridge pilings. This “ sh will bite a large variety of baits including shrimp, worms, clams, crab, cut “ sh and squid. A bottom rig with a 1/0 hook on a light to medium rod and reel would be your preferred setup. The end or start of a changing tide is when these “ sh seem to bite best, but dont rule them out at any tide or any time of the day. Belonging to the Scaienidae family of “ sh, this “ sh is kin to more than 270 similar species throughout the world. Chefs often refer to this “ sh and its family members under a common, generic and more palatable name: Corvina. This “ sh shares one common trait in particular with all of its kin„this is the ability to rub its stomach muscles against its swim bladder, producing a croaking noise. For others in the family, it is more of a drumming sound. Some of this “ shs closest cousins are the red drum (red“ sh), black drum, weak“ sh and speckled trout, which makes for a pretty decent family line. If you havent guessed by now, this “ sh is the most prevalent species in our area of the river, making itself available for us to enjoy by catching and eating for much of the year. Yes, it is the Croaker. Fishing Report: Largemouth peaking for the spring. Ponds, creeks and the river should be producing well with live or arti“ cial baits. Time to start looking for croaker in the river. This is a good time of year to try worms for bait along with other baits when “ shing for them. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. 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 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) monthly luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 8 at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located at 219 St. Johns Golf Drive, o County Road 210. For our April luncheon we will play our version of the Kentucky Derby. Come and wear your fanciest Derby hatŽ for lots of fun and laughter. The total cost is $18 for lunch, including tip and tax. Door prizes will be awarded. The deadline for checks is April 1; please send to: Marg Mytholar, 308 South Buck Board Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Visit our Facebook page for additional information. The Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club Enjoy the Kentucky DerbyBy Contributing Writer Susan Moger, Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens ClubBTNC 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, including various card groups (bridge and Canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact vice president of membership Shirley Bodziak at To download a membership form, please visit BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.

PAGE 29 • March 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 29 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News likeŽ us on Facebook Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” Geneva Presbyterian Church has several exciting events scheduled to celebrate the season of Lent. Our Spring FlingŽ will be held on Saturday April 12th. We will have many exciting activities for all ages … bouncy houses, Easter egg hunt (bring a basket!), face painting, crafts and even a cake walk! The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and the community is invited. You wont want to miss our Choral Cantata during our 10:30 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, April 13. Our choir has been working hard on this special music presentation. On Thursday, April 17 we will hold a special Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m. This is a service you dont want to miss. We will celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Geneva will also be hosting a series of Lenten LunchesŽ on Thursdays which will be led by Dr. Herb Meza. These lunches are scheduled for March 27, April 3, April 10 and April 17 and will be held in our Fellowship Hall from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. Dr. Meza will be leading a discussion about First Person Re” ections Around the Cross. A light lunch will be o ered and donations will be The Center for Jewish Life presents the 2,370th annual Purim Celebration creating Jewish excitement and fun for the whole family. The entire St. Johns Jewish community is invited regardless of a liation or background. Purim is the Jewish festival that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from imminent annihilation at the hands of the evil Haman, the Prime Minister of the Persian Emperor Achashverosh, in the year 356 BCE,Ž said Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein, director at The Center for Jewish Life at Chabad of St. Johns. Today we mark the holiday of Purim with a community celebration, feasting, sending food baskets to friends, helping the poor, and listening to the story of Purim as told in the Megillah. Its also customary to dress up in costume. This year our Purim will be celebrated Hawaiian themed. Dine with kosher Hawaiian cuisine, masquerade in Hawaiian attire or any costume and enjoy tropical cocktails and drinks along with Polynesian face painting and luau crafts for the children. It combines ancient Jewish traditions with a modern twist,Ž said Rabbi Sharfstein. We focus on doing interesting and innovative holiday programs, yet still keeping with the holiday theme.Ž The event will be held Saturday evening, March 15, starting at 8:30 p.m. with a magic carpet Megilah reading, followed by a full Hawaiian style Purim celebration. The event will take place at 1571 Lemonwood Road, in St. Johns. The event is free. Donations are always appreciated. RSVP is not necessary but always appreciated and can be done via email to info@JewishSJohnsCounty. com. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church (OLGC) will offer, for the 12th year, their Fish and Shrimp Frys during the six Fridays of the Lenten Season beginning on March 7 and concluding on April 11. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A lunch of fried “ sh, shrimp or a combination of both will be o ered with the trimmings of fries, beans or cole slaw and hush puppies. Dinner will o er the same menu plus a broiled “ sh prepared Francaise style with rice and cole slaw. Broiled shrimp is also available or a combination of both broiled “ sh and shrimp. Chicken strips are available for the kids. Drinks and homemade desserts are also available. The church is located in the World Golf Village area on State Road In a world where hurts may feel too deep to heal and struggles too di cult to overcome, there is hope for the broken and healing for all wounds. Every Friday night starting February 21, River of Life United Methodist Church is hosting their Hope and Healing ministry, a place for anyone facing struggles to “ nd healing through God. Casey Neely, pastor at River of Life United Methodist Church, New Hope and Healing Ministry o eredBy Contributing Writer Hannah Fellwelcomes anyone going through tough times to come to the ministry. The meetings will begin at 6:15 p.m. with dinner and fellowship. Dinner will be followed by a time of worship and discussion in small groups. This ministry is a safe place to share and express pain and personal troubles, knowing that healing often takes time, Neely said. Everyone on our team has been through or is going through painful times in life,Ž Neely said. No one is perfect and we want to welcome and get to know each person and where they are coming from without judging them.Ž River of Life United Methodist Church is located at 2600 Race Track Road. For more information, please visit www. or contact Casey Neely at cneely@rolumc. com or the church o ce at 2302955. 16. All proceeds go to the continued development of the OLGC church and its ministries. The J Institute welcomes former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher and ESPN broadcaster Jim Rooker for Opening Day at the J. Jim will discuss his baseball career, playing among legends and his front row seat in the broadcast booth. If you love Americas favorite pastime and the stories that go along with it, join us on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of fun with Jim Rooker. Registration is required for this program. You must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information, please visit www. or contact the JCA registrar at 730-2100 ext. 228 to register.Come and SeeŽ church during LentHula and Hora the night away!accepted. Please call the church o ce to reserve your spot. Geneva Presbyterian Church welcomes everyone to our Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Come and SeeŽ why Geneva is a special place to worship. For more information about any of these events, please contact our church o ce at 287-4865. There are roughly 33 million United States residents of Irish ancestry. That number is nearly 9 times the population of Ireland.St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!


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Never quitting to battle back, the Knights scored six goals to tie the game at 13, with 1:38 left on the clock. While Fleming Island scored in the last 30 seconds to win the game 14-13, it was a great comeback for the team. It was a great “ rst test for our team in understanding where we are at as a team and knowing what our strengths and weaknesses are,Ž said Creekside Knights new head coach, Jason Alford. One of our strengths is we never quit or fold when the going gets tough and we are facing adversity.Ž Coach Alford brings years of high school lacrosse coaching experience from Maryland to the Knights and is excited about building on last years season when the Creekside Knights varsity team “ nished at 12-8, second in the district. We are a young team with many players not having varsity playing experience. We are all still learning how to play together. But Im impressed by the depth and talent of the Creekside Knights and look forward to helping the team grow,Ž said Alford. And based on the talent I see, I expect a lot from the players.Ž Coach Alford feels strongly that the Knights lacrosse players should be passionate about what they do, be excited to be doing what they are doing and be thankful for opportunities presented to them. Coach Alford is joined by eight assistant coaches … Rick Crici, Kevin Davenport, John Hawk, Chip Lonsdale, Jerry McKernan, Greg Sothoron, Al Tumbarello and Dennis Wilson … who all share his desire to not only develop the strongest lacrosse players in the region, but to develop bright, responsible and respectful young men in the process. During the Knights “ rst home game on February 18, varsity landed a win against Flaglers varsity team, 17-5. The junior varsity team bashed Flagler Palm Coast junior varsity, 13-0. Lacrosse is played on a football/soccer “ eld and has similar style o ensive and defensive concepts as basketball. The game is also similar to ice hockey in terms of the o sides and being able to go behind the goal. Creekside Knights lacrosse is self-su cient and pays for its own transportation, o cials, uniforms and other related season expenses. The team is extremely thankful for contributions from Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club and encourages broad participation in its fundraisers that support boy lacrosse. Fans can purchase tickets in advance by connecting with a Knight player or single-game tickets can be purchased on site. 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The junior varsity teams of both baseball and softball have de“ nitely been showing o their skills on the “ eld, as both remain undefeated so far in the season. The varsity baseball team has a few big games coming up this month. With a record of 3-1, the boys will face o Pedro Menendez on March 25 at home. Come out and support the boys at 6:00 p.m.! Their last game before districts will be played on March 31 at Clay County High School. The JV baseball team will play Nease at home on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Pedro Menendez on March 27 at 6:00 p.m. Both JV baseball games this month will be hosted at home. The varsity and JV softball teams will play the same teams this month at di erent times; with JV playing at 6:00 p.m. and varsity at 7:00 p.m. On March 25 the girls will go against the Nease Panthers. The last game before districts will be played against the one and only Bartram Bears. Good luck Lady Knights as you go out there and “ nish up the season! This years track and “ eld team has been o and running at full speed. This year, Creekside has taken a new pioneering technique in dividing the team more distinctly into varsity and JV. The di erence is not in the family atmosphere, but in the types of meets each athlete participates in. Junior varsity meets are held every Wednesday until March 13 with about four to “ ve di erent events at each. Varsity meets go all the way until states are held on May 3. The roasters to both JV and varsity are never set in stone, only adding more “ re to the already highly motivated athletes. The last meet for all JV track members will be at Ridgeview High School on March 13. The ninth and 10th grade meet will be held at Nease this year on March 27. Varsity will participate in the UNF Spring Break Open on March 28 and UF Relays early next month. Good luck to all of the spring sports as championship season creeps up on us. Lets show everyone the real meaning of Knight time.After two successful seasons, the 2014 middle school tennis program held tryouts on February 12 and 13. Players from the eight public schools have been selected and began pre-season team practices on February 24. Instruction is provided by professional tennis teachers at private clubs or park sites near each school and continue through the entire season. Sites include The Plantation in Ponte Vedra Beach, Mills Field, Julington Creek Plantation, Palencia Country Club, Marsh Creek Country Club and Treaty Park. Weekly matches are held on Thursdays beginning March 13 and “ nish mid-May. A total of 14 teams have been divided into two divi-CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS StudentSt. Johns Middle School tennis begins third seasonBy Contributing Writer Diana Gardner, League Coordinator, USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennissions„nine in the North and “ ve in the South. At the end of the season the “ rst place team from North and South will have a play o ; the winning team earns the school trophy which is passed on to the following season winner. Teams are co-ed; match format includes two lines of singles and two lines of doubles. The program is based on USTAs very successful junior team tennisŽ format where every game won counts toward the team total score for the match. Go Pro Tennis, a full service tennis equipment, stringing, accessory and supply store with two locations, continues as our t-shirt sponsor. Nils Leonard, owner, is passionate about youth tennis and has been supporting the program since its inception in 2012. The tennis program is offered through the St. Johns Middle School Athletic Association (SJMSAA) for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Kathy Hawkins is serving her second year as tennis commissioner; Cheryl Olson is the o cial scorekeeper; Lauri Thomas serves as treasurer; and Emily Lunghino works with fundraising. Tennis equipment is not provided; however, scholarships are available. For more details, please visit www. to learn more. The organization is always looking for motivated volunteers and sponsors; if you are interested contact them directly. We would like to see this model duplicated in other nearby counties. If you are interested in volunteering in this e ort or to learn more about local organized youth tennis and event opportunities, please contact jrtennisjax@yahoo. com.The third annual Liz Rosenfeld Scholarship was announced at the Nease High School girls basketball game on January 17. This award was established to honor the life of Elisabeth (Liz) Lauren Rosenfeld, who attended Nease and played on the girls basketball team from 2003-2006, tragically lost her life on Easter Sunday 2009 in a boating accident on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Liz Rosenfeld Legacy Fund and Scholarship was established in 2010 by the family as an opportunity keep their daughters legacy alive and strong in our community. You can share the emotion as you hear her father Michael Steele describe her legacy. Every time I work on this project and get to see a picture of Liz smiling with friends and family, it is as if she is right here with me,Ž he explains. The Liz Rosenfeld scholarship is awarded to the graduating senior girls basketball player who lives and plays with guiding principles of enthusiasm, love and respect for life, the sport, school, friends and family. The words Enthusiasm, Love and RespectŽ are all begun by Lizs initials and most notably represent the way she approached life. Michael and Abby Steele, Liz Rosenfeld s parents, and her sister, Samantha DeCarlo, want to continue her legacy and give back to the community in the areas where Third annual Liz Rosenfeld Scholarship to be awarded at Nease By Karl KennellRosenfeld enjoyed her life. The scholarship is their way to Pay It Forward.Ž Liz lived life with a smile and with much joy. Her smile lit up a room and it was easy to want to be her friend. She loved her family and friends. Although as a teenager we went through the normal teen stu with her,Ž Michael Steele says. Her father said to the question, why? Because this is important.Ž In addition to the Nease scholarship, the Fund works with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Florida. Samantha DeCarlo, an area manager for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and Rosenfelds sister, was instrumental in the creation of The Liz Rosenfeld Legacy Fund. There the Legacy Fund helps with funding special projects for the group. The Legacy Fund is part of the Community Foundation of Jacksonville. Anyone interested in supporting the e orts of the Legacy Fund can visit the Community Foundation donation page at for the Liz Rosenfeld Legacy Fund or visit the Liz Rosenfeld Legacy Fund Facebook page, which includes a link to the Community Foundation donation page. The Liz Rosenfeld Scholarship will be o cially awarded to one of the three eligible graduating seniors at the Nease girls basketball banquet on March 11. Each of the candidates are required to submit an essay about how they apply guiding principles of enthusiasm, love and respect in improving both their own lives and the lives of others. Finalists for the Liz Rosenfeld Scholarship are announced at Nease on January 17.

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This show will be judged by the standards of the national organization, African Violet Society of America (AVSA.ORG). Show hours are Friday, March 28, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The African Violet, Americas number one houseplant, will be on display as never seen before! The cultivation and propagation of this popular plant has attracted a large following in Florida and in our Jacksonville community. The club will showcase prized specimens in all classes which include standard, semi-miniature and miniature varieties. In the last few years the smaller semi-miniature and miniature have really grown in popularity. These are very pretty miniaturized versions of the standard violet and are rarely seen in your Make plans to attend the rst judged African violet show in over a decadebig box stores. We will even have a few rare microminiature varieties, to show o The club will highlight these categories and hope to make them available to the public. We will also show plants with foliage that will amaze you such as variegated, ru ed and girl foliage. This will be an opportunity to view a variety of bloom colors like fantasies, reds, whites, bicolors and striped. Throughout the show, club members will be on hand to o er advice on violet growing, as well as trouble shoot speci“ c problems individual growers might have. Plants will be on sale, from show plants to mature blooming plants. For growers wanting to start or renew their collection, an extensive selection of starter plants (babies) and leaves will be available. Supplies will also be available, including hard to “ nd violet pots and reservoirs, special fertilizers and a special soil mix for our preferred wick watering system, which will also be displayed.For more information about African Violets or the Jacksonville African Violet Society, please visit to No Fear! for winning the futsal championship in early February! The newly formed No Fear! futsal team is a made up of a group of soccer friends that wanted to play soccer over the winter. They had not played together before as a team. They were looking for a way to just have fun playing soccer together. They found the perfect opportunity to do that at Sports Performance HQ (formally known as North Florida Futsal). This new, indoor sports facility in Jacksonville o ered their “ rst youth winter futsal league. The No Fear! team was formed and they signed up for the league. No Fear! team members are Carson Alvarez, Caleb Conlan, Brandon Dunn, Aaron and Bence Kosik, Chase Rivera, Brandon McSwigan, Diego Rodriguez, Noah Stauch and Herbie Steigelman. Michael Stauch is the coach. Many of the kids who signed up for the futsal league had played outdoor soccer for years; however, futsal has some No Fear! futsal team wins SPHQ inaugural Futsal Championship!major di erences which made it a fun and new experience for the players. It is an indoor soccer game played between two teams of “ ve players each, one of whom is the rotating goalkeeper. It is played on a hard court surface with a smaller, heavier ball with less bounce than a regular soccer ball. No walls or boards are used. The boys enjoyed learning to play soccer in a di erent and fast paced environment and the quickness of the game helped sharpen their touches, reaction time and passes. 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A decorators dream, this home is tabula rasa for the inspired decorator. The fully fenced backyard is ready for entertaining or relaxing with a cobblestone patio. $195,9003 Bedroom | 2 Full Baths | 1,815 Sq. Ft.904.436.13005312 Julington Ridge Dr. S. | Jacksonville, FL 32258Host your party in this home that occupies 100 feet on the St. Johns river. Hurricane parties will continue into the night with a full house generator. There is space for everyone with the 2nd oor deck and screened in lanai. $449,0002 Bedroom | 2 Full Baths |1,641 Sq. Ft.904.436.13005475 N. Riverwood Rd. | St. Augustine, FL 32092This home will make you happy with the gorgeous natural light, open oor plan and gourmet kitchen. It has enough space to raise a family, run a business and entertain your friends and family all under one roof! Home is located just steps from the St. Johns. $459,0005 Bedroom | 4 Full Baths | 3,488 Sq. Ft.904.268.12002564 Wrightson Dr. | Jacksonville, FL 32223Come home to a rural setting. Imagine sipping tea beneath mature oaks, or lounging on the screened-in lanai with a lush view of the landscape. This home is large enough for family and guests and enough character to go around. $274,0004 Bedroom | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Baths | 2,541 Sq. Ft.904.268.12001119 Natures Hammock Rd. N. | St. Johns, FL 32259Your holiday parties and gatherings will be stunning in this gorgeous, grand formal living room! But dont stop, the architectural character of the rest of the home is an equal match. Inside the fenced backyard is a patio cabana for moving the party outdoors. $299,0005 Bedroom | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Baths | 3,133 Sq. Ft.904.268.12001927 Windy Way E. | St. Johns, FL 32259Let the clean lines and modern feel of this gorgeous home wrap you in simplistic elegance. The screened lanai with lake view will keep you calm and relaxed. Enjoy the club facilities at your leisure. $300,0004 Bedroom | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Baths | 3,067 Sq. Ft.904.268.1200176 Woodeld Ln. | St. Johns, FL 32259The architectural interest starts in the multi-gabled roof and keeps going straight to the glamour master bath. Enjoy cozy meals, prepared in the contemporary kitchen, in the dining room, and snuggle up to a good movie in the living room. The immaculately landscaped backyard is sure to overwhelm you.$352,0005 Bedroom | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Baths | 3,354 Sq. Ft.904.268.1200425 Buckhead Ct. | St. Johns, FL 32259Gorgeous lot is waiting on you to bring your builder. Live in the established guest-house while you watch your dream home come alive on the banks of the St. Johns. The guest home is luxurious with detail as well. $825,0002 Bedroom | 2 Full Baths | 1,140 Sq. Ft.904.268.12002420 N. State Rd. 13 | St. Johns, FL 32259Over 11 acres to build your dream home and start a small farm. There is plenty of room to garden, develop your own estate., or both. 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Hurry In BIRD FOOD SALE Now thru 3/16/2014! 450 State Road 13 at Race Track Next to Publix em, Watch em, Enjoy!small plastic bags to cover them and secure with painters tape if you cant remove them entirely. After youve read the newspaper, save a few sections to use during the painting process. Should you run into any issues of stray paint, use the absorbent newspaper to soak up unwanted drops. Finally, gather rollers, brushes, paint and trays and place them on their own drop cloth in an easily accessible area. Focus on the details: A wide open wall is a blank canvas to DIY painters. But before you let the color ” ow, follow the painting process practiced by professionals. To start, look for areas that, if omitted, will surely draw negative attention and make your room look un“ nished. These are items such as baseboards, trim, chair rails, molding and doors, as well as the interior of door and window frames. These “ nishing touches tend to be on a smaller scale, so youll want to use a compact tool that gives you more control. Try a mini paint roller such as Purdys Wire Mini-Roller. The smaller sizes allow you to cover those hard-to-reach or small areas with a smooth look. Wrap up the room: It is best to paint any trim before tackling the walls. Start with the baseboards and paint around the room in one direction, paying careful attention not to miss any areas. Next, paint any window trim, door trim and crown molding. Be sure to remove painters tape before the paint dries for a cleaner line. When youre ready for the walls, start painting from the top and work your way down the wall. As you get close to where your ceiling meets the wall or where the wall meets trim, take your time and dont feel the need to paint right up to the edge with a large roller. This is another area where a minirollers work well. Before putting all your furniture back and paint cans away, take one last look around. Perhaps you have “ xtures or furniture that could use a touch-up. You can take this moment to carry your color scheme throughout the room and add new life to mirrors or picture frames. You can paint like a pro. From project start to “ nish, take the time to prep and focus on the details. And when your friends and family ask for the name and number of the contractor you used, its up to you what you share.Paint like a pro cont. from prev. pg.


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