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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 9September 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 Commissioner Your Vote CountsPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Get a library card Page 10 E Pluribus Unum Page 12 Remembering Donna Keathley Page 14 Back to school guide Page 15 BTHS Happenings Page 16 WCE rst day of schoolPage 18 New HCE AP Page 19 CHS Happenings Page 23 Cunningham Creek POAPage 24 Join the Toastmasters! Page 27 Faith News Page 30 Bartram Trail boosters Page 32 JCB 18U All Stars Page 33 Gardening Page 35 Loggerheads new coach2014 Invisible Fence, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Free Installation! Invisible Fence of the First Coast 5100 Sunbeam Road, Suite #6, Jacksonville, FL904-262-5100 | 800-266-1408 Keep Your Pets Out of Harms WaySafe and Eective Solutions toParticipating Dealers only. Contact us for details. Expires 9/30/14.Shelly Timbol and her husband Tony have lived in Julington Creek Plantation since 1995, raising two daughters to adulthood and becoming connected in the community. In 2010 her lifes focus would dramatically change direction, as through church relationships, she began missionary work. She made annual trips to Liberia, West Africa with the idea of bringing lay-counselor training to women who had survived 14 years of brutal civil war. Since 2010 Timbol has made a total of six trips. Her experiences have now led her to start a non-pro“ t called Empower Women Leaders (EWL), for which she serves as executive director. EWL is governed by a talented group of board members and has received 501c3 status. A major focus of EWL has been teaching numerous conferences throughout the country of Liberia. One of the greatest needs according to the World Health Organization (WHO), Doctors Without Borders, Samaritans Purse and The student count for the St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) on opening day, August 18, 2014, was 31,671, an increase of 1,168 students or Sixty-seven incoming Nease High School freshmen completed a rigorous six-day Navy Junior ROTC military indoctrination training program, More students again this year for St. Johns County schoolsLocal group joins ght against Ebola epidemicBy Karl Kennell The bucket brigadeother reliable sources is to have disinfectant available for people to wash their hands and protect themselves from the spread of the Ebola virus. So many in Liberia, where the daily wage averages $1.25, do not have the ability to purchase disinfectant. In response to this crisis, EWL is implementing the Womens Bucket Brigade Project.Ž The purpose of this project is two-fold. EWLs “ rst mission is to provide women in West Africa who have no resources with buckets and disinfectants to help kill the Ebola virus, then empower those women with the These Julington Creek Elementary School friends are enjoying the rst day of school!3.8 percent over last years “ rst day number of 30,503. During the past six years when many districts have seen sustained or declining enrollment, St. Johns County has continued to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The high school student 67 cadets graduate from Nease NJROTC trainingBy Contributing Writer Carol Blair Cadet Cali Vaughn briefs incoming NS1 cadets on NJROTC standards at BCTculminating in a formal graduation ceremony on August 5. The program, known as BCT, which stands for Basic Cadet Training, is designed to jump start the incoming freshmens JROTC training. The cadets learn how to wear their military uniforms, how to march in formation, military customs and courtesies, as well as undergo intensive physical “ tness training. Upper class cadets instruct all phases of the training program under the guidance and supervision of the three NJROTC naval science instructors. On the “ nal day of the program, cadets received a tour of the P-8 Poseidon Aircraft at NAS Jacksonville, followed by a formal graduation ceremony culminating with a pinning ceremony with the cadets parents pinning on the collar device rank of E-2 on their cadets uniforms. Cadets Sydney Washington and Lily Short were selected as the top Honor Graduates … an award given to the cadets with the highest academic and physical “ tness average during the training. More students cont. on pg. 16 See page 33!EWL cont. on pg. 29


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Schock, St. Johns County Floodplain Manager and Plans Examiner, is presenting a series of workshops in September at St. Johns County Libraries to provide information regarding ” ood risk and mitigation strategies. During the free workshops he will assist the public in using the county website to “ nd what ” ood area they may be in, the value of ” ood insurance, and any mitigation that may be possible. The workshops will occur from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hastings Library on September 12, the Bartram Trail Library on September 16, the Main Library on September 17, the Southeast Library on September 22, the Anastasia Library on September 23 and the Ponte Vedra Branch Library September 26. Please visit for a list of library locations and for more information about the workshops, please contact Schock at 827-6806 or jschock@sjc” .us. The Florida Department of Transportation will hold a Public Hearing on the State Road 9B Extension from County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway) to Interstate 95 on Monday, September 15. The meeting will be held at The Courtyard by Marriott, located at 14402 Old St. Augustine Road. The Open House will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. with the presentation and comment period beginning at 6:30 p.m. You and up to three of your vintage treasuresŽ are invited to an Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday, September 20, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Professional appraisers will be on hand to appraise your items and perhaps tell you something amazing about them. A donation of $5 per item is requested to bene“ t the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway. Volunteers from the highways Corridor Management Council (CMC) will serve co ee and light refreshments and will have a bake sale. The fun all happens in RiverTowns Community Amenity Center, located at 39 Riverwalk Boulevard in St. Johns, just south of Alpine Groves Park on State Road 13. Please call the CMC at 703-9142 if you have questions. On Saturday, September 20, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the GTM Research Reserve will host the local e orts of the International Coastal Cleanup Day. The event will take place at the Environmental Education Center, located at 505 Guana River Road in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Marineland Field O ce, located at 9741 Oceanshore Boulevard. For more information, please call 823-4500 or visit www.gtmnerr. org. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) presents Dr. Patricia Gill explaining the amendments that Florida voters will decide on the November ballot at the meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 7 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library Branch of the St. Johns County Library, located at 1960 North Ponce De Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine. Information provided will be nonpartisan. Gill is the unit chair of the League of Women Voters. AAUW St. Augustine Branch is providing this public meeting as part of the Its My Vote I Will Be Heard campaign to encourage voters to go to the polls. The three amendments concern water and land conservation funds, medical use of marijuana and prospective appointment of judicial vacancies. The full text can be found at the St. Johns County Supervisor of Election website, Voters may also review their ballots at this site. For additional information, please call Lee Rouland at 826-3577 or visit https:// staugustine-” The St. Johns County Extension O ce would like to invite local venders with home and garden products to participate in the 2014 St. Johns County Home and Garden Show and Datil Pepper Festival. It will be held the weekend of October 4 and 5 at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, located at 3125 Agriculture Center Drive. Consider participating in this local event. It may expose your business to a broader audience and make individuals aware that you support local community activities. If you would like to reserve a space in the show, please call 209-0430 for further information. The Garden Club of Switzerland is holding a welcome meeting at the Bartram Trail Library on Thursday, September 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Our October 9 meeting will feature Malea Guiriba from Hastings Pie in the Sky farm-to-table initiative. Our second-Thursday-ofthe-month meetings cover topics such as keeping orchids, healthy trees and succulents. Guests are welcome and membership is encouraged. Please see our website,, for venues and highlights. Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in the St. Augustine area on Mondays and in the Fruit Cove area on alternate Wednesday mornings. We also need a volunteer to deliver Meals in the Hastings area on Fridays. Volunteers are needed in the Minor Repair Program particularly in the Ponte Vedra and Fruit Cove areas. These are simple jobs only and training is available. All material is provided. Work on your own schedule! To volunteer or for more information, please call Ginny Draper or Elise Moloney at 209-3686 or email or Cancer, a disease that a ects millions worldwide, is a disease that must be defeated. Relay for Life of Bartram Trail is presently seeking motivated volunteers to help our committee make 2015s Relay a huge success. If you are interested, please contact Kelly Blount, event chair at Additionally, you can join the battle against cancer by developing and registering a team (no registration fee) at our website, Please contact Becky Kimball at for more details. Join us in our battle to defeat cancer! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Rotary Club of St. Johns meets at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club clubhouse on Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Members come from most communities along County Road 210 and Race Track Road. For additional information, please contact Tony Lego at or visit Once a Rainbow Girls Always a Rainbow Girl!Ž past, present and prospective sisters homecoming will be held on September 20 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Ashlar Lodge, located at 105 King Street in St. Augustine. Please join us for a walk down memory lane, and a chance to get to know more about the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. For additional information, please contact a momkathleen8@gmail. com. Adults and teens age 14 and older are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, which will meet on Tuesday, September 16, Tuesday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 30 beginning at 6:00 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 Whats New cont. on pg. 8


Page 4, The CreekLine • September 2014 • By Contributing Writer Vicky Oakes, St. Johns County Supervisor of ElectionsYour Vote Counts! JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRA Symphony DinnerCruisesAboardtheFoxyLadyYacht Includes: RiverfrontBoarding CruiseontheSt.JohnsRiver PremiumTickettotheJacksonvilleSymphony TaxandParking THURSDAY MASTERWORKSBoardingat5pm $85perperson AdmiralsDinnerBuffet Jan8,2015 BEETHOVENSEMPERORŽ Jan29,2015 HAPPYBIRTHDAY,MOZART Mar12,2015 SAINT-SAENSTHUNDERING ORGANŽSYMPHONY Mar26,2015 BEETHOVENS MISSASOLEMNIS May14,2015 COURTNEYLEWISRETURNS SUNDAY MATINEEBoardingat1pm $69perperson FullHot&ColdBrunchBuffet Oct19,2014 THEMUSICOFELVIS Dec14,2014 HOLIDAYPOPSENCORE Feb15,2015 POPSINLOVE Apr12,2015 ATRIBUTETO MARVINHAMLISCH Reservationsmustbe madeinadvance. CallLindaChaney at904.356.0426. GREATFORGROUPSANDCLIENTAPPRECIATION. Conveniently located one mile south of Julington Creek Bridge BALLR MAll About Law Office of Rose Marie K. Preddy, P.A. north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 20 Years Legal Experience I would like to encourage every St. Johns County voter to share in one of the most important rights we celebrate as Americans„the right to vote. Our communities are stronger when everyone participates in the election process and that means voting. Did you miss the Primary Election? Are you satis“ ed with the results and the local o cials who were elected in the Primary? Voter turnout in St. Johns County was disappointing. I know we can do better! The Primary is behind us, so its time to move on and prepare for the next election, which is the General Election scheduled for November 4. The deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 6. Voter registration forms are available online on our website. You can also register to vote at your local Tax Collectors O ce and at all public libraries. Need a form? Simply call our o ce and we will mail you one. Use the convenient tools available on our website www. to verify your voter registration or update your address. Its important that you keep your address current with the Elections O ce as we will be mailing out a sample ballot to each registered voter before the General Election to help you prepare. In the absence of information, rumors abound. Most of the time and money spent on communication about the county comes from political parties and candidates where the goal is getting elected, not providing information and having substantive discussions about real issues. I am grateful to The CreekLine for the opportunity to do just that and I thank you for taking the time to read these articles and connecting to what is going on in your county. Improving communications and transparency has been an important goal of mine since I was elected in 2004. Several years ago, it became a primary goal of the entire Board of County Commission. With the support of the board, so much more is being accomplished in this area! Here are some ways From the Commissioner’s Desk By Contributing Writer Cyndi Stevenson, County Commissioner, District 1Where do you get the information you need about St. Johns County?that we now provide access to information to you so that St. Johns County has a more open and accountable county government. Government TV content has been enhanced and it is now available online. Not able to come to County Commission meetings? Meetings can be viewed on cable TV channels and now you can watch them on demand over the internet at www.sjc” .us. Just click the GTV button on the right hand side of the home page to view the current broadcast or review past meetings. Under the archive feature, you can view speci“ c agenda items that interest you. When you want more information about an issue that has come before the commissioners, use this option and you can see it for yourself. Your county website is www.sjc” .us and thanks to the diligent e ort of county sta it is getting better every day! While we have won two national awards for the transparency and completeness of our website, what really matters is your opinion„so give me some feedback! I urge you to visit www. sjc” .us today and do three things: 1) Get the new information about your Evacuation Zone and prepare an emergency plan for your family, business and pets. Under the Department tab choose Emergency Management-It is Hurricane Season. 2) Sign up for the District 1 County Commissioner Email Newsletter by clicking the Connect with SJC link. The Commissioner Newsletters come out quarterly. There are other ways to connect to SJC at this link; check them out. 3) Visit the Development Tracker Map under the Growth Management Department. This is where you can “ nd out more about active zoning and land use activities in the county. Not on the internet? Then dont miss the county inserts in your Trim and Property tax notices. Twice a year our tax collector, Dennis Hollingsworth mails notices to all St. Johns County taxpayers and for several years the county has used this mailing to provide an additional page of information about your county government. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your elected representative. I welcome your calls and emails as well as opportunities to speak to community groups. We are here to serve and hearing from you helps us make better decisions on your behalf. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 209-0301 or bccd.1@sjc” .us. Voting has never been easier than it is today. Anyone can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. There will be two weeks of early voting for the General Election, from October 20 through November 1. Your precinct is always open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. My sta and I are here to serve you and we will make it easy for you to vote. Please visit our o ce, call or use our online forms and resources to help you prepare for Election Day. Please call 823-2238 or visit www. and let us know how we can assist you. Advertise inThe CreekLineIt’s good for business!886-4919WARNING! Your St. Johns County Fraternal Order of Police never solicits donations over the phone EVER! If anyone living in St. Johns County gets a phone call from anyone claiming they are St. Johns FOP or they represent St. Johns County FOP asking for donations....IT IS NOT TRUE. Questions? Please call Chris Acosta, President of St. Johns County FOP at 669-4405.

PAGE 5 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME! IN VISION HAIR DESIGN 904-240-9278 90424 9 0 0 4 2 4 Free Gel Polish Change With Spa Pedicure (A $25 Value) 0-9278 0 -9 -9 9 2 7 8 Free Protein Conditioning Treatment With Highlight Service (A $25 Value) The 2014-15 school year is o to a rousing start. While the district was expecting additional growth, we were surprised to welcome 1,500 more students than our initial projections. Di erent from other years is the distribution of the students. For the past several years, the vast majority of the growth centered in the northern parts of the county. This year, we are experiencing growth throughout the district. Numbers were up 4.85 percent of the opening day last school year and we are anticipating that we will top 35,000 students. Even though the growth was higher than expected, we have been able to hire excellent teachers at all our school sites. Classroom space is at a premium right now, but because of the associate teacher model that we have used for the last several years, we have been able to create slightly larger classes with two certi“ ed teachers to address the learning needs of our children. As I visited 14 schools on the “ rst day of school, I found students already actively engaged in learning. I anticipate another stellar year of academic achievement for our children. Our district embarked on a one-to-one technology device pilot in seven of our schools this year, in selected grades. The decision was made to use iPads for kindergarten through second grade and laptop devices for older children. With the change in statewide assessments requiring essay responses to questions which will be completed online, our children need the additional experience with keyboarding beginning at an earlier age, so our older students will have laptops for their online instruction. Use of these devices will also better prepare them for college and career readiness. Our plan is to expand the one to one opportunities for students as funding will allow. As you may recall, beginning next school year, at least 50 percent of our instructional materials allocation must be spent on technology-based materials. Therefore, it is imperative that we expand the accessibility of computers for our students. September 16 is the “ nal public hearing prior to the Child Passenger Safety Week in St. Johns County will feature a multi-agency child safety event at the St. Johns County Pier in St. Augustine Beach. St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC and his Project Buckle Up team will host a child safety seat checkup event at the Pier, located at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, on Thursday, September 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Nationally certi“ ed Child Passenger Safety technicians will be on hand to assist parents with the inspection and proper installation of child safety seats. No appointment is necessary. Additionally, this year our event will include representatives from other government agencies involved in e orts to keep children safe. The St. Augustine Beach Police Department will be present to provide child safety tips and assist the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce with Operation Medicine Cabinet, accepting prescription and over-the-counter medications that have expired or are no longer needed. All medications should be in original containers, even if personal information setting of the millage rate for school taxes this year. I am happy to say that the proposal includes a slight reduction of the rate by 0.202 mills. The vast majority of the millage is de“ ned by the state in the form of required local e ort, the amount that the School Board must levy in order to receive state funding. Our Board does have the ability to reduce the amount of capital outlay millage we levy, but these are the dollars we use for school construction, so we are compelled to assess the entire 1.5 mills allowed by law. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the public hearing on September 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 40 Orange Street in St. Augustine. A “ nal determination will be made concerning the amount of the levy at this meeting. On a personal note, I would like to thank the voters of District 1 for choosing to elect me for a fourth term to our School Board. With the challenges of new academic standards, new assessments, high growth and the anticipation of replacing Dr. Joyner in 2017, I believe that experience is essential in this next term. I appreciate those of you who took the time to vote in the primary election and your con“ dence in me as your School Board representative. Thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in anyway, please contact me at Beverly. Slough@stjohns.k12.” .us.Child Passenger Safety Week is September 14 20is on them. The containers will be retained in locked compartments until incinerated under the watch of SJSO personnel. For more information, please call 209-1551. The St. Augustine Fire Department will conduct a demonstration to measure the heat in a vehicle to show how quickly temperatures can become dangerous …or even deadly …to unattended children and pets. St. Johns County FireRescue will be present with a “ re engine for children to view as well as “ re hats and safety information. Additional agencies may be present as well. Child Passenger Safety Week events also will include a fundraising e ort at all “ ve branch o ce locations to support the mission of Project Buckle Up. In existence for more than a decade, Project Buckle Up provides free child passenger safety assistance to parents and caregivers. The program also o ers discounted car seats to quali“ ed St. Johns County parents in “ nancial need. Project Buckle Up is sponsored in part by a grant from State Farm. For more information, please visit or call 209-2250.Reserveyour space forthe next issue of Circ. Date: October 15  Deadline Date: October 6886-4919 T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLine


Page 6, The CreekLine • September 2014 • The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff Need some answers about Medicare? 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 52 Tuscan Way Corner of SR 16 and Intl` Golf Parkway Ph: 904.940.0055 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 818 Highway A1A North, Suite 200 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 NMLS#521710 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. CAR-0514-00587 [84976-v2] A1507Investment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Michael T. McClure DMD, MAGD, ABGD Board Certi“ed General Dentist Master in the Academy of General Dentistry We accept most major insurance plans and we will be happy to submit all insurance forms on your behalf. Now Accepting New Patients in our NEW state-of-the-art facility! New Patient Special Exam, X-rays, and Prophy $99.00(D0150, D0210, D1110)Must present coupon at time of services. Not valid with other offers. Not valid with dental insurance. Offer Expires 10-17-2014 50% off ZOOM! and KoR In Of“ce Bleaching Plus Get free White for Life! (D9972)In absence of gum disease. Must present coupon at time of services. Not valid with other offers. Offer Expires 10-17-2014 Free Cosmetic or Implant Consultation (D9310)Must present coupon at time of services. Not valid with other offers. Sorry, no Medicaid. Offer Expires 10-17-2014 This month I would like to remind all of our citizens as well as visitors that schools went back in session late last month which means that our children are going to and from school daily. I would ask all of you to take extra time and be extremely careful in school zones as well as at bus stops. In heavy tra c areas, motorists should plan on longer commutes and follow the speed limit in school zones. Deputies will be at school zones throughout the county to monitor those zones and to address any violations accordingly. Drivers need to be advised that speeding “ nes are doubled if they occur in a school zone. Deputies will also be in unmarked vehicles seeking any motorists who pass stopped school buses while loading or unloading students. Remember all tra c in both directions must come to a complete stop for school buses that are stopped, displaying the stopŽ signal. Motorists traveling in the opposite direction are exempt from stopping if the roadway is separated by a median of at least “ ve feet wide. These infractions will be strictly enforced. Motorists are also reminded to take extra precaution at school bus stops where eager youngsters, many riding the bus for the “ rst time, may dart into the street as the bus arrives. Here are some safety rules to pass along to children that ride a school bus. Arrive at your bus stop at least “ ve minutes early and stand at least 10 feet away from Back to school safetythe roadway. Be sure to wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the bus driver says its all right to enter before stepping onto the bus. Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus. Walk in front of the bus, never behind the bus. Remember if you cant see the bus driver, he or she cannot see you. After getting o the school bus, stop at the edge of the bus and look both ways before crossing. If you were to drop something beside the bus, make sure to tell the driver before attempting to pick it up. Students who walk to school should do so on a sidewalk if it is available. If there is no sidewalk, students should walk against the ” ow of tra c and be sure to cross at marked crosswalks. Those who ride a bicycle should remember to ride with the ” ow of tra c and follow all tra c signs and signals. Remember students are required to wear a bicycle helmet. Now that schools are open for another year, please take the extra time needed and watch out for our most precious resource, our children. As I close this month, I would like to remind you that there is a wealth of information that you can obtain by visiting our website at Feel free to email me with any questions you may have as well as any topics you would like to see addressed here at dshoar@ You can also download our new App by searching for the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce in your AppŽ store. Also, if you sign up for the Sheri s O ce social media sights on Facebook and Twitter you will be sure to receive important updates anytime. On Saturday, September 20, the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will address the subject of how to form a strong partnership between authors and booksellers. The meeting will take place at the Main Library, located at 1960 US Highway 1 at the corner of San Carlos in St. Augustine. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the general public is welcome. Explaining this important partnership will be Donna Paz Kaufman, owner of Paz and Associates. She knows when boxes of unsold books sit in the garage that the marketing of the book has been a virtual afterthought. In this important session, Paz will provide solutions for the problem of unsold books; shell discuss subjects such as what retailers need to have printed on the book cover, the terms that bookstores will require of the author, strategies for obtaining prominent display space, how to manage consignment sales and how to negotiate events and activities at the bookstore. Paz is also the founder of The Bookstore Training Group. Indie writers and booksellers: Promotion partnersThe company helps people open and operate their own retail bookstore. She holds a business degree and is a certi“ ed trainer in customer service and leadership. She is a past president of the Womens National Book Association. Monthly meetings are a partnership of the Friends of the Main Library and the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association. For more information, please contact Judy Weber at In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Residents renewing their auto, truck and motorcycle tags after September 1 will bene“ t from a new state law reducing registration fees an average of $14 to $25. It is my pleasure to o er these substantial savings to St. Johns County vehicle owners, based on a law passed and adopted by the 2014 Florida Legislature,Ž said St. Johns County Tax Collector Dennis W. Hollingsworth, CFC. Since SB 156 was adopted, your Tax Collector and sta have diligently been advising residents of the potential Tag fees now reducedsavings, whether they have brought in their renewals or sent them in the mail,Ž Hollingsworth continued. Residents whose registrations expire September 1 or later are seeing the reduced rates on their renewal notices now. Due to the high volume of customers anticipated in early September, customers are encouraged to either renew online at or by mail after September 1. If you must visit any of our o ce locations, please be prepared for a longer than usual wait time.

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Page 8, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Joy (Hygienist) Tianie (Oce Coordinator) Dr. Gari (Dentist) Maria (Dental Assistant) Caroline (Oce Manager) Lisa (Dental Assistant) Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 888.751.1777 x2600 WATERBORNE CONTAMINANTS CAN MAKE YOU ILL! W Every parent wants their child to succeed and one of the simplest ways you can ensure your childs academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. There is no better time than Library Card Sign-up Month to make this happen! This September, the St. Johns County Public Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries across the nation to make sure all children have the most important school supply of all„a free library card. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners got in on the act by proclaiming September Library Card Sign-up Month in St. Johns CountyŽ at the beginning of their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 2. This card can get you into the coolest club in town, in person or online. Need informa-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.Mark your calendars! The NW St. Johns County Republican Club will meet on Tuesday, October 21 at The Champions Club at Julington Creek, located at 1111 Durbin Creek Boulevard in Fruit Cove. The social begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by our guest speaker, Congressman Ron DeSantis at 7:00 p.m. The St. Johns County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your lawn and garden questions at the Bartram Trail Library, located at 60 Davis Pond Road at the entrance to Julington Creek Plantation. The clinic is scheduled for Saturday, September 13 and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You can bring in a soil sample for free pH testing. Instructions on taking a soil sample can be found on the internet. Interested in ” ying, learning to lead, camp, get in shape and push yourself to new limits? Then, consider joining the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program in Fruit Cove, an extension of a squadron located at the St. Augustine Airport. To become a cadet, you must be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old. Cadets meet every Tuesday night in Fruit Cove. The meeting place is located in building Annex 106, Oak Leaf Lane and North Ridgecrest Lane from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For more directions and information, please contact Lt. Al Uy at auy@ ” Also, check out www. The September General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be on the fabric art of Mola as practiced by the Indians of Central America. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.” /allstarquiltguild and The 2014-2015 board of directors for the Julington Creek Plantation Property Owners Association (POA) is as follows: Bob Ascher, President; D. Brad Hughes, Vice-President; Jim OMeara, Treasurer; James Luensman, Secretary; Terry Flesher, Judith Lavosky and Kathy Minnis. For additional information about the JCPPOA, please visit their website at 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. We have weekly programs prepared from material sent to us by TOPS, Inc. Your “ rst meeting is free, come and check us out! For more information, please call Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stayat-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Some of the activities we have planned are trips to the zoo, beach/pool days, story time at the library and playgroups at members homes and local parks. For additional information, please contact or visit www. The American Heart Associations First Coast Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, September 20. Opening Ceremonies and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk o cially starts at 9:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Park in Downtown Jacksonville. The non-competitive, 3.6-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the First Coast area. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day has proven health bene“ ts, such as providing increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The Heart Walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate a renewed commitment to heart-healthy living through walking. The Heart Walk is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit or call 256-5721.Continued from page 3Whats NewSeptember is Library Card Sign-up Monthtion for that school report due tomorrow and its 9 oclock at night? We have several great databases that students of all ages can access from home any time of day. Its easy„go to, click on the link that you need, enter the number from your library card and the world opens up at your “ ngertips. Online homework help, reference databases, Aska-LibrarianŽ and many more web resources are available to everyone who joins the library. We even have practice tests for the SAT, ACT, GED and much more. Our library provides all types of students a welcoming atmosphere where they can explore, discover and create,Ž says Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson. Students learn in a variety of ways, and thanks to the resources available at the library, we can meet the needs of all ages and types of learners. Whether that is through homework help, teen programs or access to print and e-books, the library has something for everyone---all with a free library card. It is for these reasons that a library card is the most important school supply of all.Ž Many fun activities are planned throughout the Library System to show you that you get more than a tool to check out books when you sign up for a library card„your library card is your ticket to a world of discovery, fun and learning. For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit our six branches and two bookmobiles in person or visit our online library at www. You can also contact Library Administration at 8246925.

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Inspired Personal TrainingCall or email today to discover 904-524-2276 PearsonFitness.com11570 San Jose Blvd, Next to Fisherman’s Dock A unique residential/retail Village Center at Palencia in St. Johns County has added “ ve retailers this summer and the community now has more than 30 commercial businesses operating in the hub or at other locations.Retailers Wine Down on Market Street, Miko Salon, Market Street Boutique, Pure Balance Wellness and Yoga and Intermedia have opened in Palencias Village Center, joining other commercial businesses.In all, more than 30 retailers, including Starbucks, BB&T Bank, Dunkin Donuts, a pet clinic, an exercise studio and Donovans Irish Pub, operate in the Village Center or retail spaces at Palencia along U.S. Highway 1 near the entrance. Palencias walkable, European-style Village Center also Were baaaaaack! Its always a challenge to open these updates in ways that will encourage readers to read on. Were baaaaaack is appropriate as were back from summer hiatus with an exciting year ahead.William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, alabbat@comcast.netLast month you were given information on the lesson planning being produced by the William Bartram Scenic Highway Management Group for St. Johns County School District students. The project will knock your socks o Ž and will give readers a better understanding of the history of NW St. Johns County, St. Augustine and the county. Its coming„stay tuned. Our consultant has just submitted their “ nalŽ draft of a historical narrative and I will now share parts of the executive summary to help warm your interest: The Historical Narrative study covers a number of small communities in the Northwest portion of our county from Tocoi, Picolata, Fruit Cove, Switzerland, Orangedale, Elwood, Sampson and others that no longer exist. The study uncovered the story of Northwest St. Johns County from Timucuan occupation to Spanish overlords and the establishment of Spanish Missions. It covers the arrival of the British in the 18th century and their plantation system and the return of the Spanish 20 years later. The study reviews the chaotic border problems and diverse ethnic mix that grew in the region later in the 18th century as Spanish East Florida resisted attempts at subterfuge by the Americans. The historical narrative covers the growth of the Antebellum Period, the impact of the Civil War as well as the rise and decline of the Steamboat and Flagler Eras on the county. The narrative discusses the late nineteenth and twentieth century rural lifestyle that characterized our region until World War II. Finally, the history reviews the last half of the 20th century and the massive changes development wrought into our riverine world.Ž Hope the above teaserŽ warms you up as a lot more is coming. Last month readers were informed of the fact were having our second annual Antique Appraisal Fair on September 20, 2014 at the RiverTown Amenity Center. The Antique Appraisal hours will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. You can bring up to three antiques for appraisal by one of a variety of antique experts. We ask for a $5 donation for each item to be appraised. Bring your art, jewelry, porcelains, signed books and documents, military memorabilia and items you think might have value and be pleasantly surprised. Look for ” yers in your favorite storefronts. Youre also welcome to email for additional formation at the following address: or alabbat@ Oh, were also having a bake sale. Refreshments will be served. Come on out and have an enjoyable day at the beautiful RiverTown community and their magni“ cent Amenity Center on the St. Johns River. Your treasures may, in fact, be rewarding in more ways than imagined.Palencia area thriving with ve new retailersfeatures the newly renovated The Palencia Club and the Village Lofts at Palencia … 16 spacious residential units above the retail shops in the communitys center. The vibrant mix „ sparked by increased retail activity and rising homes sales … is creating an energy in the Village Center that developer Hines had envisioned when it opened the 2,350-acre community in the early 2000s. Its exciting to see our vision of Palencia become reality,Ž said Walt OShea, Hines managing director. The growth of retail at our Village Center is something we have all been anticipating. It is working hand-in-hand with the increase in home sales and creating an energy in the heart of Palencia that is palpable.Ž Congratulations!To The CreekLines 2014-2015 high school student writers!Melinda Szabo BTHS Happenings Skye Colbert, BTHS Sports Roundup Logan Leonard, CHS HappeningsThey join continuing writers:Kassie Solms, CHS Sports Roundup Samuel Wright, Nease HappeningsBe sure to look for their columns beginning in this issue!(We are still taking applications for a writer for Nease Sports Roundup! Contact today to nd out more!)Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away.


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I think everyone, to some extent, is concerned with his or her legacy„what will I be known for when Im gone? I thought about the idea of legacy this summer as my wife and I joined her family for a trip through Alaska and Yukon. The majesty of these still largely wilderness regions is breathtaking. One cannot visit sites like Glacier Bay, Denali National Park and the temperate rain forests and not understand the motivation behind people like John Muir, Stephen Mather, and Teddy Roosevelt. Their common legacy was that they were largely responsible for the creation of the National Park Service. Preservation in general presents innumerable con” icts of interest; however, to argue against the preservation of our national parks is a futile endeavor. What a remarkable legacy America has established, behind the leadership of Muir, Mather, Roosevelt and others. Presidents and other highranking leaders attempt to shape their legacies on a daily basis. During the debate regarding the rati“ cation of the Constitution, Je erson favored limited executive power. As president, however, he made one of the greatest increases in presidential power ever: the purchase of the Louisiana Territory (the constitutionality of which is still debatable to this day). Richard Nixon should have been remembered for his achievements in foreign policy and, surprisingly perhaps, in civil rights and environmental reform. But, Watergate and his resignation completely rede“ ned his legacy. President Reagan is famously remembered for his demand, Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall!Ž George H. W. Bush, the patriarch of a political dynasty, undoubtedly will forWith the housing market turning around, new construction sales are on the rise. In St. Johns County there are many options for buying new construction. The number three selling master planned community in the country as of July 2014, according to RCLCO real estate advisors, is Nocatee. Located in St. Johns County, Nocatee is continuously expanding. RCLCO has conducted national surveys E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comever regret and be remembered for his campaign promise, Read my lips, no new taxes.Ž Bill Clinton will forever be remembered for sexual impropriety, despite the fact that he was and is a brilliant politician. Legacy can be tricky and unpredictable regardless of how much we wish to control it. Few of us will have the opportunity to leave legacies as grand as those of a president (and that isnt all bad). Our legacies may be more mundane, but are no less important. Consider the people closest to you … your parents and grandparents, your best childhood friend, your neighbors and colleagues. What will your and their legacies be? Can you yet see the development of your childrens legacies? Like those in high position, our legacies are neither ours to entirely determine, nor are they going to be exactly what we wish them to be. Beyond the idea of a personal legacy, I believe we also have a community legacy. Again, consider the intentions of the founders of our country? On September 17, 1787, they approved their and, in turn, our intended legacy in the Preamble of the Constitution, We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.ŽA realtors role in new construction By Contributing Writer Amanda Long, Communications Specialist, Watson Realty identify the best-selling master planned communities since 1994. Nocatee is one of three master planned communities in St. Johns County, along with Durbin Crossing and Aberdeen. We “ nd that the community amenities and St. Johns County school system are the main attractions for families moving to the NW St. Johns County area,Ž noted Nina Bay, broker associate at the Watson Realty Corp. St. Johns o ce. Durbin Crossing and Nocatee both have new K-8 schools that opened at the beginning of this school year. These neighborhoods also o er numerous amenities. Some of the available amenities in these master planned communities include pools, water parks, recreational parks, nature trails, “ tness centers, skate parks and dog parks. There are also community events for the whole family. A realtor is a great liaison between builder and buyer to assist with any questions the buyer has on the home or the building process,Ž explained Bay. There are many advantages to using a realtor when looking to buy a newly constructed home. One of the top advantages is that the builder typically compensates the realtor, meaning buyers have the realtor assistance at no cost. Knowledge is power and working with an agent will help buyers be aware of what to expect and keep them fully informed through the entire process,Ž explained Julie Bentley, sales associate at the Watson Realty Corp. Mandarin North o ce. Where else can you get professional advice and guidance at no cost?Ž The sales agent on site in a newly developed or developing neighborhood represents the builder, not the buyer. A realtor will encourage a buyer to consider what will a ect the future resale value of a home,Ž said Bentley. These include the location of the lot, upgrades the buyer is considering and how the size and features of the home compare to other homes in the neighborhood.Ž A realtor experienced with new construction will understand the current home market as well as builder sales contracts. They will also be knowledgeable of which terms on the contract can be negotiated. Understanding the new home market will also ensure that a buyer doesnt overpay for the home or upgrades. If a buyer chooses to use a realtor, the realtor will work on the buyers behalf to get the best deal and to ensure the transaction goes smoothly. School Bus SafetyOn a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop.Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop. 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Memorial Hospital is proud to be the “ rst hospital in Jacksonville to perform a single-site, robotic-assisted hysterectomy. Using the da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Sonnie Kim-Ashchi successfully performed the complex surgical procedure Summer is over and the stores are reminding you that Christmas is coming. Santa can wait. There are a lot of great things to do in autumn. Why not have a garage sale? Here are proven tips for Planning the Perfect Garage Sale.Ž Next months article will take you from the start of the sale through the cleanup.Get your cha-cha heels on for this years 24th annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship! Ballroom and Latin dancers from around the United States and beyond will compete for $100,000 in cash prizes at the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine from October 2 through October 4, 2014. Now in its second decade, the First Coast Classic gives spectators the chance to experience the glamour and excitement of a live dance competition up close. You will see some of the nations top professional Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the historic Pena-Peck House on St. George Street in St. Augustine. The Womens Exchange of St. Augustine operates and maintains this beautiful house. The house is “ lled with antique Peck furnishings. Please join us. The menu will include chicken breast in wine and mushroom sauce, brown rice, vegetable rolls and tea or coffee. The program will include a tour of the house. The total cost is $25, including tax and tip, and each guest will receive a $5 coupon to be used in the shops and holiday gift rooms. All reservations must be received by Octo-Tips for planning the perfect autumn garage saleBy Contributing Writer Dianne Battle1. Perfect. PerfectŽ is in the eye of the seller. Set reasonable goals for the event and youll be happier with the outcome. Its nice to make a pro“ t, but its not just about money. This is a chance to downsize and organize … and a good excuse to just meet-and-greet. 2. Prepare. If your community has a traditional garage sale date, “ nalize your inventory one or two weeks ahead of time. Get lots of petty cash and shopping bags/boxes. Recruit a friend or mature family member to be on hand during the sale so you arent chained to your station. Consult your insurance for liability coverage in case of a mishap. Consider keeping your pet occupied indoors. In the context of liability, garage sales are subject to consumer product safety laws prohibiting the sale (or disbursal) of hazardous goods. Use the guidelines at http://www. to help you stay compliant and protect your buyers and their families from harm caused by an unsafe item. 3. Promote early and often. The CreekLine and other local papers feature free and paid classi“ eds; get your ad in by the deadline. If your neighborhood, church or club has a free bulletin board or website, use it. Craigslist and other online services are go-to resources. Tell your friends, associates, and neighbors and tell em again. 4. Price your stock reasonably. A sensible guideline is 20 percent of original retail. Put a price tag or colored label (referencing a price list) on everything or use a sign: All items 50¢.Ž Give multi-item discounts. Stop in and Get a Freebie,Ž encourages folks to come on down.Ž Display your return policyŽ at the checkout area. 5. Presentation sells. Design an organized attractive layout. Place desirable items out front. Use a colorful sign or ” ag. Make it convenient to browse. Provide an outlet for testing electrical equipment. Move your car so there is parking available. Have an activity area to keep children out of mischief. Congratulations, your planning is done! Next month: Putting on the Perfect Garage Sale.Newcomers October luncheon announced By Contributing Writer Mona Jensen, Newcomers of North St. Johnsber 7 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ and mail to F. Wolk, 3147 Trout Creek Court, St. Augustine 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of St. Johns County who has moved here recently, is experiencing a life change or just wants to become acquainted with some new friends. We o er a wide variety of activities for you to get acquainted and have fun, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips and cultural events. If you are interested in NNSJ membership information or to request a newsletter about other upcoming activities, please contact Sue Aird at sjaird@ Local dancing fans can celebrate the 24th annual First Coast Classic Ballroom and Latin Dance ChampionshipHospital performs rst of its kind surgery in Jacksonvillethrough a single incision in the belly button. This procedure is considered one of the latest breakthroughs in robotic-assisted surgery. I am honored to be the “ rst physician in Jacksonville to perform this procedure through a single incision,Ž said Dr. KimAshchi. Weve been performing hysterectomies using the surgical robot for several years but the single-site technique takes this surgery to a whole new dimension by helping patients recover quicker with less pain and improved outcomes.Ž Unlike traditional robotic surgery, which requires about four incisions, this new technique is virtually scarless, allowing for a single one-inch incision in the belly button. Using tiny instruments and a specialized 3D camera, the physician sits at a console with a high-de“ nition, 3D view of the anatomy for improved precision, accuracy and control. Bene“ ts include less pain, less scarring, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities. This is the way of the future and Memorial Hospital is proud to be at the forefront by leading the way in roboticassisted surgery,Ž said Jim OLoughlin, president and CEO at Memorial Hospital. Our goal is to provide safe, high-quality care to patients by improving accuracy, outcomes and the overall patient experience.Ž Physicians at Memorial Hospital are also using the da Vinci Surgical System to perform general, thoracic, urologic and bariatric procedures. and amateur couples perform in their dazzling costumes at the beautiful Renaissance Resort WGV. The competition excitement heats up Thursday morning and continues all day and night through the weekend. Friday and Saturday evenings feature the pros performing electrifying dances such as the cha-cha, salsa, tango, waltz and jive, as they compete for the World Masters Title. Spectator tickets are available for day and evening sessions starting at $25. Dinner tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, please call 338-9200 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! iPad User Group Tuesday, Sept. 23 • 1 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Stop in with your iPad, or any other type of tablet, to learn tips and tricks and get awesome app recommendations. No registration required. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!The CreekLine886-4919


Page 12, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Roger D. Robinson Jr., D.M.D., M.S.Michael A. Chanatry, D.D.S Phone: (904) 737-2040 3595 Cardinal Point Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32257 Specializing in Periodontics and Dental Implant Services for over 30 years. Present and comprising a quorum were Chairperson Nina Kannat-Gapinski, Supervisors Sam Lansdale, Natalie Page and Pat Jacob. Supervisor Cathy Klein was absent. Additionally, District Manager Jim Perry; District Counsel Jennifer Kilinski; and General Manager Edd Mooney were present. Several of the items before the Board of Supervisors met with extended discussion. The “ rst of these was the typically routine matter of approval of the minutes. Perry requested that the minutes from the May 13, 2015 meeting be tabled. The discussion primarily regarded problems, concerns and solutions to the fact that meeting minutes are not verbatim, including hiring a court reporter to record meetings. Perry presented the draft of the “ scal year 2015 audit. A discussion followed focusing on several technical points. The bottom line of the audit was that the CDD received a clean report with no “ ndings or recommendations. The board voted unanimously to accept the report. As expected, the proposed budget for “ scal year 2015 received a great deal of discussion. Most of this discussion, however, centered on a few technical points and on a secondary issue of whether a subsequent hearing must be public or not. The board unanimously approved the Proposed Budget and the setting of a public hearing to be held on August 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Fruit Cove Middle School on Race Track Road. A lengthy discussion was given to documents for revamping the evaluation tool of the general manager that had been requested by Klein. The discussion began with the matter of the proposed evaluation tool being copyrighted and the associated costs. The boards primary concern was the matter of how users of the district facilities should be counted (one of the measures of the general managers evaluation). Balancing concerns of facility-user privacy with accurate counting of those It is with great sadness that we at The CreekLine share the recent passing of our longtime friend and columnist, Donna Keathley. Donna was one of our original contributors, penning Fashion Update in her inimitable style for over 12 years and branching out more recently to write under the pseudonym Joy Hartley for The Lifestyle Guru. Her celebration of life and memorial service will be on Saturday, September 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Keathley Fund at Geneva that helps with youth scholarships and property improvements. Donna was always a big participant in the churchs annual vacation bible school. She and her late husband, Bob Keathley, purchased a grill for the VBS hot dog luncheons and the many youth cookouts at the church. Donna will be missed greatly and long remembered by many friends in NW St. Johns County.Remembering Donna Keathley State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, ILBefore high car payments get you down, give us an opportunity to help bring them down…with great rates and no closing costs or hidden fees. GET TO A BETTER STATE.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Refinancing with us could save you hundreds. *1303063 10/13* Hypothetical savings example over life of loan based on reduced interest rate. Actual savings amount will vary depending on your individual circumstances. Keep your car. Trade in your loan. Jim Register Jr, Agent State Farm Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Ste 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522Dusk – avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most actively feeding and ying. Dawn – avoid the outdoors when “the light is changing in the sky.” DEET – use personal repellents containing this effectively proven ingredient. Dress – cover exposed skin to block mosquitoes’ access to your bodies. Drain – dump standing water from pails, owerpot saucers, old tires, toys and other arti cial containers. Remember “The 5 D’s” of Mosquito ControlAll St. Johns County residents may contact the Anastasia Mosquito Control District if in need of a service request! Service requests can be made on the website or by phone. JCP CDD June meeting minutes summaryBy James A. Leeusers resulted in questions about this data di erentiating between individuals, families and groups. The board rendered no decision regarding the evaluation tool. In the sta reports, Kilinski addressed attempted communications with the Julington Creek Plantation Property Owners Association regarding landscape enhancements and procedures for setting the agenda. Mooney “ elded questions and concerns regarding a request from resident Karl Rogers, who, with his 15-year old-son are frequent users of the “ tness ” oor. Rogers requested that management waive the district policy requiring those under age 16 to be accompanied by an adult for his son and any others whose parents sign a waiver. After a very detailed discussion of the district policy, similar policies of other association facilities and the supervisors opinions, the board kept the current policy unchanged. The general manager also requested that facilities be provided, for a fee, to the massage service company, Therapy Works. The board voted four to one, with Lansdale voting in the negative. Finally, in his “ nancial report, Perry stated, We are pretty much on budget.Ž For more information regarding the meetings and their minutes, you may refer to the JCP CDD website www.jcpcdd. org. As of the publication deadline for this article, the July minutes had not been posted on the website. 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Enthusiasm 6. EmpathyLet me put these to work for you! Following are some of the events that Heritage Landing has planned for its residents for September: 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. Celebrate Back to School with a free snow cone on Sunday, September 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by Providence Bible Church. Please contact Pastor Mike Lewis at for additional information. The St. Johns County Public Library Bookmobile will come to the Amenity Center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Visit their website at sjcpls. org. Toddler and Preschool Story Time: Join the Childrens Librarian at the amenity center the “ rst and third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. for newborns to three-year-olds and 10:30 a.m. for threeto “ ve-We are proud to announce that Dr. Je rey M. Sandler of Bartram Park Family ENT has joined the sta at LifeSounds Hearing Aids, located next to Baptist Primary right o International Golf Parkway. He is a Board Certi“ ed physician of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, specializing in the evaluation and management of diseases of the ears, nose, throat and neck. He is also a Fellow of Heritage Landings community events yearolds. For more information, please visit their website at The Adult Book Club meets 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. Student Band Rehearsal is held on Sunday nights from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All Heritage Landing resident band students are welcome. 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. Heritage Landing business owners or representatives, come 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, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the CDD, please visit Amenity Athletics Fall Soccer games begin September 20. Soccer is for kids between the ages of four and 11 years old. For more information, please go to: Cell Phones for Soldiers. Please remember to donate your old cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Bring your donations to the amenity center o ce during regular business hours.Welcome, Dr. Sandler!By Contributing Writer Kim Benson, Audiologist, LifeSounds Hearing Aidsthe American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sandler currently specializes in areas of allergies and sinus surgery, head and neck cancer, snoring and sleep apnea, reconstructive surgery, and hearing evaluation and treatment. Dr. Sandler also has a keen interest in new technology. He was the “ rst to adapt several new technologies at Baptist South, including Balloon Sinuplasty and intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay for parathyroid surgery. He also specializes in facial and cosmetic surgery. He has built his practice to provide care to all members of the family in a caring, comfortable and straight-forward manner. Dr. Sandler retired from the United States Navy and has over 25 years of experience in treating patients from pediatrics to geriatrics around the world. During his service in the Navy, he trained family practice residents, developed quality improvement processes for patients and was chief of surgery upon retiring from military service. In addition, Dr. Sandler has been a local Scout Master for the last 15 years and he enjoys teaching physician assistant students from NOVA University. With the addition of Dr. Sandler to the sta of LifeSounds Hearing Aids, we are pleased to o er our patients full medical and audiological services in one location in your neighborhood. Be sure to see our ad in this issue of The CreekLine! The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community news! WARNING! Your St. Johns County Fraternal Order of Police never solicits donations over the phone EVER! If anyone living in St. Johns County gets a phone call from anyone claiming they are St. Johns FOP or they represent St. Johns County FOP asking for donations....IT IS NOT TRUE. Questions? Please call Chris Acosta, President of St. Johns County FOP at 669-4405.


Page 14, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Back to School Guide $500 Towards New Equipment and Club Fitting at For more information visit or call 877.331.6945Purchase a 2, 3 or 4 Day Full Training Golf School and Receive a $500* credit good towards new equipment and club “ tting.TOURAcademy TPC Sawgrass & PGA TOUR Golf Academy World Golf Village Offer must be purchased by September 30, 2014 and consumed by December 31, 2014. Offer is only valid on new bookings and cannot be combined with any other offer. No minimum student required and is applicable to any TOURAcademy location. Offer is only valid on select club brands.TPC Sawgrass | TPC Scottsdale | TPC San Antonio TPC Las Vegas | Tiburn | World Golf VillagePromo Code: NLP500 At Schroeders, we offer one-on-one lessons to st udents of all ages, abilities, and styles. Our teachers have graduated from (or are currently enrolled in) accredited music programs. Lessons are month-to-month and there are no contracts. M-TH 3pm…9pm MANDARIN/JULINGTON 230-4070 BAYMEADOWS/295 538-0038 VOICE|PIANO|GUITAR|BASS|DRUMS|FLUTE|CLARINET|SAX The Allen D. Nease High School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) recently discussed a variety of new programs it wants to start at its “ rst meeting during the school year. The new board includes: President Vara Suresh, Vice President Denise Hodges, Treasurer Bambi Deitch, Recording Secretary Becky Lawson and Corresponding Secretary Alexis McDaniel. Parliamentarian Courtney Scherer could not attend. The group and several committee heads, gathered at Starbucks in Palencia on August 20. The PTSO board members bring a diverse background to the table. Suresh was a medical doctor in India before coming to the States 15 years ago. Her volunteer activities and her children keep her busy. She served as coNease PTSO board o ering new perspectives and new programsBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, Corresponding Secretary, Nease High School PTSOpresident of the PTSO last year. She is currently the IB Booster Club secretary, 4H Science Club leader, Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville executive board member, and Night of Asian Festival associate marketing director. It is an honor to serve as the Nease High School PTSO President,Ž Suresh said. We are proud to have an active PTSO with parents, volunteers, students, teachers, administrators and sta this year. We work together throughout the year to organize activities to support our students and teachers. In order to reach our goal, we need all the parents to join. We are planning to have a Ladies Night Out, question and answer session with the principal and teachers, student government participation on the board and a business partner breakfast,Ž she said. These are all new programs to encourage more parents to join and help us for an exciting and a successful year. We look forward to working with all of you. Feel free to contact us with your questions and ideas,Ž Suresh explained. Vice President Denise Hodges has been involved with public education for the past 25 years, as an elementary teacher for 23 years and for two years as a volunteer at Pacetti Bay Middle School. She graduated from University of North Florida with bachelors and masters degrees of education. She also enjoys volunteering at her church. Treasurer Bambi Dietch has a masters degree in public health nutrition, but her favorite pastime is being a mom to her son Bailey, 16 and daughter Aubrey, 14. She is an avid volunteer in the St. Johns County School system and in the community. She moved here from Kentucky eight years ago and she oversees the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club at Nease High School. Recording Secretary Becky Lawson is originally from Massachusetts and has an interior design degree. She is a military spouse and has lived and volunteered around the world. Her family has been in St. Augustine for the past seven years and she has held several PTSO board positions. Her daughter is in the 10th grade at Nease. Corresponding Secretary Alexis McDaniel moved to Palencia from West Virginia “ ve years ago and has two children at Nease: Paul, 16 and Ali, 14. She is a former print and television journalist and small business owner, with several years of community volunteering/ marketing. She handles the new Facebook page and new communication e orts for the PTSO and the sta appreciation events. Parliamentarian Courtney Scherer has lived in and has been an active volunteer in our area since graduating from the University of Florida. She served as co-president and vice president of the PTSO in past years. She held several positions at Pacetti Bay, such as vice president and on SAC Committee. At Mill Creek Elementary, she was the PTA president, vice president, on SAC Committee and SAC treasurer. Her children are Case and Riley and she supports the Nease Band program as volunteer coordinator. As for the other committee chairs, Nadia Talbot is responsible for membership and the discount card. Enora Rogers is handling the business partnerships. Deepa Patel is the volunteer coordinator and is overseeing the school supply drive. Pam Champney and Scherer will coordinate the Senior Breakfast. By clicking on and likingŽ the Nease High School PTSO page, you can get the latest information about upcoming events and news from around the school.Corresponding Secretary Alexis McDaniel, Recording Secretary Becky Lawson, President Vara Suresh, Vice President Denise Hodges and Treasurer Bambi Deitch. Not pictured is Parliamentarian Courtney Scherer, last years co-president.The Timucuan Federation Longhouse of the Native Sons and Daughters announces the kick-o to our 2014…2015 program year. Due to continued growth, this year we will have two orientation/information meetings for parent convenience. The “ rst will be held on Native Sons & Daughters tribes forming!By Contributing Writer Brian Quirk, Flaming Arrow, Native Sons & DaughtersThursday, September 11 at Fruit Cove Baptist Church, located at 501 State Road 13 in NW St. Johns County. The second will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, located at 4001 Hendricks Avenue. Both meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Native Sons and Daughters program is a parent/child program which is enhanced by a Native American theme and is designed to create life-long memories. Children ages “ ve to 12 are eligible to join and all of our activities are age appropriate. Upcoming events include: City Wide Pow Wow, costume bowling and our fall campouts. For more information about our parent/child program, you may contact Mike Bull Horn MooseŽ Russell at or send your questions to info@ or visit our website at news? For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor Advertising Sales 886-4919The CreekLine

PAGE 15 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 15 Back to School Guide Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! 11363 San Jose Blvd. # 201 Jacksonville, FL With summer coming to an end and school fast approaching, Bartram Trail High School has been busy gearing up for another successful school year. Over vacation, Bartrams administrative team, guidance department, teachers and janitorial sta have worked tirelessly to ensure that Bartram is prepared. With approximately 2000 students attending this year, the Bartram Trail faculty has made some adjustments in order to accommodate every individual. This year, the spare classrooms in the Ninth Grade Academy, which opened in 2007 in order to accommodate the schools overwhelming enrollment, will be once again be “ lled with 200 additional students. Because Bartram will be expecting 560 freshmen this year, the administrative o ces on the lower level of the Ninth Grade Academy have also been reopened and sta ed with its own assistant principal, dean and guidance counselors. In addition to making space for this years students, Bartram Trail has implemented a new program to guide freshLearn To Read (LTR) of St. Johns County, Inc. is holding its “ rst Rubber Ducky Regatta to bene“ t Learn to Read on October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Nocatees Splash Water Park. Up to 5,000 adopted rubber ducks will ” oat down the Lazy Tides RiverŽ with the top “ nishers winning fabulous prizes! It only costs $5 to adopt a ducky to participate in the race. You may adopt online by going to or stopping by Learn to Read at 70 South Dixie Highway in St. Augustine. You will receive an email with number(s) of your adopted duck(s)! Permanent AdoptionŽ rubber ducks (nonracing) are also available! For additional information, please call LTR at 826-0011. 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 Inaugural Rubber Duck Regatta to be held in OctoberHouse, the Homeless Coalition, the Northeast Florida C and other social services agencies to recruit adult students who want to improve their literacy 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.BTHS HappeningsA fresh start at Bartram Trail By Melinda Szabo, BTHS Studentmen and ease their transition from middle to high school. The program, known as Link Crew,Ž focuses on helping freshmen form strong connections with their school and fellow students in order to achieve a greater sense of belonging. In Link Crew, older students are trained to become Link LeadersŽ or role models and friends to freshmen. Link Crew is found in schools across the country and gives support to hundreds of thousands of freshmen every year. In its debut year at Bartram, the program has 76 Link Leaders who will be giving guidance to this years freshmen. Throughout the school year, Link Crew will host various get-togethers as well as tutoring and study sessions during “ nals. Link Leaders will also conduct academic and social follow-ups in order to ensure that every freshman stays on the path to ultimate high school success. Link Crew is an amazing program,Ž says Megan Young, Bartrams Link Crew coordinator. Not only does it ease the transition from middle school to high school, but it also serves as a way to set high expectations for students from day one.Ž Link Crew isnt just a social outlet for students; studies show that students who are involved in Link Crew are more successful socially and academically, making them less likely to dropout before graduation. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Bartrams sta members, the stage has been set for another great school year. This year, Bartrams theme is Are You Ready?Ž Principal Dawn Sapp emphasizes that the goal is to make sure that every student isnt just eligible, but ready for success beyond high school. Good luck this year, Bears; youll do great! Tell our advertisers you saw them inThe CreekLine Support our fine Advertisers!Success is never nal; failure is never fatal. Its courage that counts. ~Winston Churchill


Page 16, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Back to School Guide We are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans. 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM ZOO THEMEDPEDIATRIC DENTAL OFFICES! COME VISIT OUR TWOCONVENIENT LOCATIONS! Dr. ROBERT Weaver The Fall 2014 Designer Children’s Clothing Sale 11250 Old St. Augustine Rd. (Hobby Lobby & Publix Plaza, near I-295) Sale g g All items are NEW! Girls & Boys, sizes infant to 12. 40% to 60% off your favorite boutique brands, dressy and casual!Friday, September 19th 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Its been a busy summer for the scouts of Troop 280. A contingent of the troop headed o to North Georgia to Camp Rainey Mountain in June, bringing home merit badges and great stories to share. June also saw the scouts work as a troop on the Theatre merit badge which they coordinated themselves. Our annual ” ag retirement ceremony was held, which included a large number of ” ags from the com-On August 18, Wards Creek Elementary welcomed approximately 840 students back for the 2014-2015 school year. The teachers and sta worked hard the week before to get their classrooms just right to meet their new students. On August 12, the PTO hosted their annual welcome back breakfast and principal Edie Jarrell reminded all that it is indeed a treat to do what we doŽ complete with beautiful candy themed decorations. The Meet the TeacherŽ events held on August 14 and 15 were well attended by the Warrior family. It was a great opportunity for parents and students to get a jump start on paperwork and classroom procedures. The schools extended day program along with the extracurricular school activities were on hand to sign students up for the “ rst sessions of the year. To celebrate the newest Warrior parents, mothers and The rst few weeks at WCEBy Contributing Writer Wanda Nelsonfathers of kindergartners were invited to the annual Tissues and Tea breakfast on Friday, August 22. This was the “ rst day that the kindergarten classes were full; previous days in the week had given a small group of these youngest students an introduction to their new school each day. Parents were invited to the Warrior Caf to have a quick breakfast and dry their tears with other new parents as they wish their kindergartners good luck on their new adventure! The Fall Leadership Festival is going to be on September 19 and a Third grader Lauren and rst grader Jack on the rst day of school Third grader Brook and second grader Baylee were all smiles the rst day of time will be had by all. The event is open to all Wards Creek families and tickets will be available by presale and at the door. Also upcoming is a McTeachers NightŽ at McDonalds. Come see your favorite teachers working on September 30, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. McDonalds will give 10 percent of its sales back to the school.Summer news from Boy Scout Troop 280By Contributing Writer Lisa Leavins munity that had been damaged or worn. July meant OA fun day for some of the scouts and a monthly campout to Paynes Prairie Preserve with tubing on the Ichetucknee River. The Personal Management merit badge was also o ered to the troop during this month. The Patrol Leadership for the troop also held their annual planning meeting to choose themes and events for the coming year for their fellow scouts as well as welcoming new Scoutmaster Troy Turner. The summer activities have drawn to a close with an August campout to Jekyll Island and Summer Waves water park. The scouts are busy settling into a new school year routine and looking forward to their summer Court of Honor. Life Scouts Tyler Reid and Cross Blocker presented Eagle Project plans to begin implementation in early fall. Troop 280 is a Boy Scout Troop located in the heart of Julington Creek, sponsored by River of Life UMC on Race Track Road. The troop was founded in 2009 and has grown from “ ve original members to now over 50. Their Scoutmaster is Troy Turner. 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! ? count was 9,831 with 1,858 students at Bartram Trail High School, 1,938 at Creekside High School, 1,307 at Pedro Menendez High School, 1,608 at Allen D. Nease High School, 1,537 at Ponte Vedra High School and 1,583 at St. Augustine High School. Middle school attendance totaled 6,738, with student headcounts ranging from 589 at Sebastian Middle School to 1,216 at Fruit Cove Middle School. The other “ rst day “ gures were Alice B. Landrum Middle School with 1,128, R. J. Murray Middle School with 715, Pacetti Bay Middle School with 1,062, Gamble Rogers Middle School with 772 and Switzerland Point Middle School with 1,256. The districts K-8 schools totaled 3,124. Liberty Pines Academy had a “ rst day headcount of 1,257, Patriot Oaks Academy with 908 and Valley Ridge Academy with 959. The elementary school population totaled 11,361; however, this count includes less than 25 percent of the kindergarten population since schools stagger the kindergarten start date over a “ ve-day period. We had one of our “ nest openings today and I couldnt be more pleased,Ž said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Joyner. I visited many schools and witnessed the outstanding planning and preparation by principals, teachers and support sta Students arrived with smiles on their faces and eager to learn. Our maintenance and custodial sta s had the schools in pristine condition and the food service team was very well prepared.Ž I am thankful to our transportation department and the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce for ensuring our children got to and from school safely,Ž he added. I am also very appreciative to our parents for their continued support and their patience as we work through the “ rst days of this school year.Ž Continued from page 1More students

PAGE 17 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 17 Back to School Guide BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaMOST INSURANCES The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed Families with school-age children have hopefully adjusted to their new routines, memorized class schedules and turned in paperwork and school supplies now that two weeks of the 2014-15 academic year are behind us. And with Palencia Elementary Schools (PES) third year underway, the PES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) wants to ensure everyone marks their calendars for several exciting events coming soon, all of which are open to our local community. On Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m., families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a movie in the Palencia Park; there will be games and music on hand, as well as food and dessert trucks. A special 9/11 tribute will begin shortly before the start of the movie. Admission is free; however, costs are associated with food and games. On Tuesday, September 16, the third annual Fore! the Kids Welcome back, Mustangs! We are so excited to be starting a new year with all of our old friends and lots of new friends, too. We hope everyone has been enjoying the start to what we know is going to be an All-Star year! We would like to introduce our new assistant principal, Michelle Robinson. She is excited to be joining the Mill Creek All-Star team this year. She most recently worked as a faculty member at Florida State University with the Math Formative Assessment System. She also worked in Seminole County as an assistant principal for six years. Robinson holds her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Florida and a specialist degree from the University of Central Florida. An All-Star start to our school yearBy Contributing Writer Sarah Borgmeyer, MCEMark your calendars for community events supporting Palencia ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Lisa Acheson Luthergolf tournament will be held at the Palencia Club, with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Costs are $150 for an individual entry (for four-person scramble) or $600 for a foursome. Registration includes course fee, cart use, welcome bag, lunch from Firehouse Subs, on-course beverages and snacks from Smoothie King and others and Mojos BBQ at the awards dinner. On Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., local families and their neighbors are invited to enjoy breakfast for dinner at Pirates and PancakesŽ at the PES cafeteria. The cost is $5 per person and includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, beverages and more. The pancake dinner coincides with the PES Fall Book Fair, which runs from September 19 through September 26 in the PES Library. Proceeds from all PES PTO events go toward various school needs such as the inclusion of science labs and building shade structures over the PES playground. For more information about these events including registration for the golf tournament, please visit The PES PTO looks forward to seeing you at one (or all!) these fun events! Palencia Elementary students arrive with big smiles and colorful shoes for the rst day of school on August 18.We are so excited to have her at our school; she is going to be a great asset to our learning community. Our 2014-2015 Summer Box Top contest will be ending on September 12. Please send in your box tops taped to the sheet that was sent home at the end of the school year (new or upcoming kindergarten/pre-K families: you can “ nd the sheet on the schools website). If you have more than what will “ t on the sheet, please “ ll and attach a baggie to the sheet marked with your childs name and his/ her teachers name. Fun prizes will be awarded to the top three students who bring in the most box tops! There is also a year-long contest so even after the September deadline, keep collecting box tops and sending them in attached to the sheets that are sent home. Our second Spirit Night of the school year will be held at Chick-“ l-A in St. Augustine on Thursday, September 18. The event will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. We hope to see all of you there for a night of fun and fellowship. On Tuesday, September 23, we will have our “ rst Character Counts celebration. We will be honoring our students who have earned recognition for showing fairness. Families of these students are welcomed to attend. The event will be held in the cafeteria starting at 9:30 a.m. A note will be sent home to those who have been nominated. We are still accepting new business partners, so if youre interested in working with Mill Creek, please contact the school. Go Mustangs! Rhea is excited about her new classroom! Teacher Sue Green and Anders on the rst day of school.


Page 18, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Back to School Guide UPWARD BASKETBALL& CHEERLEADING SIGN UP NOW FOR Fruit Cove Baptist Church September 29th, 30th, and October 2nd 6-7:30 pm All ages can attend any of the 3 days between 6 and 7:30 pm. Art of Dance Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Competition Team, Turn and Stretch Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonaldsŽ904-945-6420 Register Now! First come the teachers, rushing to prepare for a new year. Next, the athletes, fresh from grueling summer workouts. Close behind, the music and excitement of the Power of Creekside, the Knights marching band, once again “ ll the courtyard and hallways. Soon, the rest of the student body will follow and bring with them the start of another great school year. The school year has started with a bang!Ž says Principal Randy Johnson. We welcomed three hundred “ fty new students during our Freshman Day and all of our orientations have thus far gone smoothly.Ž This year, Creekside will be home to 2,012 students, a record-breaking number and a 7 percent increase over last year. The freshmen and transfer students are not the only newcomers; Creekside also welcomes 14 new teachers this year, bringing its total to 96. We are, as always, extremely grateful for the support of Creeksides parents during this time of growth and transition,Ž says Johnson. Despite the tumult of new change and expansion, Creekside has maintained and even improved its stellar academic record. Last year, Creekside boasted its highest FCAT and AP scores yet, ranking it among the top 3 percent of Florida high schools and earning recognition from the Washington Post and Newsweeks list of Americas Best High Schools. A third of Creeksides students, about 650, earned a B+ average or higher over the last year. Of perhaps even greater importance, the students truly seem to enjoy their learning. When asked about what he is looking forward to in the upcoming school year, rising soph-As a new school year begins, nearly 50 children across the First Coast have a cultural experience to report, along with new friends from all over the world. These 11to 18-year-olds (and their adult leaders) traveled to more than 10 countries (and “ ve states), representing Jacksonville and the United States at a variety of CISV programs. The programs included: € Village to Dallas (four 11-year-olds plus leader) € Village to Denmark (four 11-year-olds plus leader) € Interchange with Italy (eight 12-13 year-olds plus two leaders) € Youth Meeting to Switzerland (six 12-13 year-olds plus leader) € Step-Up to Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania (four 14-15 year-olds plus leader) € Step-Up to Costa Rica (four 14-15 year-olds plus leader) € Step-Up to Sweden (four 14-CHS HappeningsCreekside students prepare for back to schoolBy Logan Leonard, CHS Studentomore Ethan Unkefer responded by naming a new Cyber-Security course he plans to take. It sounds like a fun class!Ž says Unkefer. Fun class? Isnt that an oxymoron? At Creekside, apparently not! At the start of this exhilarating new growth and change, the sea of classes, clubs and sports for students to navigate and with a brand new year on the horizon, Creekside is abuzz with eager preparation and excitement. Principal Johnson encourages students to look forward to the new year and o ers this simple advice for high school success as students once again take to the halls and classrooms: Good, better, best; and never let it rest, until your good is better, and your better is best.ŽAround the world with CISV Jacksonville15 year-olds plus leader) € Junior Counselors to Villages in Detroit and Norway (two 16-17 year-olds) € Chapter Shares to Miami County, Ohio and Mexico (two 16-year-olds) € International Peoples Project to Brazil (one 18-year old) € Sta ers to Youth Meeting in Tennessee and Village in Northeast Ohio (three adults) € Junior Branch (JB) representatives in leadership roles around the world (several 18+ year olds) For more details about each program visit: www.cisvjax. org/2014review. In addition to travel programs in summer 2014, local initiatives included FACES of Jacksonville (a local version of an International Village program), which celebrated its 11th anniversary and a National Youth Committee meeting, which brought Junior Branch (JB) leaders from all over the United States to Jacksonville. Programs for summer 2015 will be announced at information sessions across the city starting in October. Session dates and locations can be found at: About CISV Jacksonville: CISV Jacksonville (founded 1976) helps participants develop skills to become informed, responsible and active global citizens. With seven international programs starting at age 11 and a variety of local programs, including FACES of Jacksonville (bringing together 11-year-olds from across diverse Jacksonville backgrounds) and Junior Branch. CISV Jacksonville is one of 21 CISV chapters in the United States (the only one in Florida) and one of 70 chapters around the world. For additional information, please visit www. The CreekLineNW St. Johns County’s Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community news!

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Page 20, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Back to School Guide Infant through 4 years old-VPK Before and after school for ages 6 to 12t VPK enrolling now for 2014 t After School Care t Transportation before and after school to Durbin Creek, Julington Creek and Patriot Oaks AcademyOur children are more ready for lifetime learning than any other students* o l l l l d d d d V V P K If r To register call Elizabeth at 904-230-2855 or email At Tutoring Club St Johns, when your student sits in one of our Club Seats you can be assured of a winning year. • SAT, ACT, ASVAB and PERT Prep • Study Skills for Middle and High School students • FREE study hall hour for High School students prior to tutoring Family Packages – Quality Instruction – Flexible SchedulingReserve your Club Seat! Expires 10/31/14 Fall Season Has Begun! To Register, visit academyofdancejax.com12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.comAges 2 … Adult There were lots of smiling faces on the rst day of school at JCE! See if there is anyone here that you know!The 2014-2015 school year began last month for St. Johns County schools and Nease High School hit the ground running. With a crisp new batch of freshNease HappeningsNew school year begins at Nease High SchoolBy Samuel Wright, Nease Studentman and an even larger student population than last year, it was important to set the school year o on the right foot. Freshman Nathan Giles had this to say about his impressions so far: I like the beginning of high school way better than middle school in general. I felt pretty good about the “ rst couple of days because there were plenty of freshmen going through the same thing that I was, so it really wasnt that scary,Ž he remarked. An integral part of the productive start to the school year was Nease High Schools Link Crew,Ž a carefully considered group of volunteer upperclassmen who work to assist the freshmen with their back to school struggles, such as “ nding their way around the school„ especially helpful considering Nease High Schools rather large campus. I was super scared that I would get lost; the school is like a maze. But after a while I got the hang of it. On the “ rst day I couldnt “ nd any of my classes and got lost about “ ve times, but then the Link Crew leaders started helping out and things got a lot easier,Ž recollected Giles. This school year has a lot in store at Nease, with student body o cers looking to vamp up the school spirit even further„a project they vigorously worked on last year. Part of this includes the continuation of the student FanZoneŽ which will make its return at football games this year, with those in charge claiming that it will be even better than before. Despite the strong start to the school year, it has only just started. The year to come holds plenty in store for the students and faculty at Nease and will bring additional opportunities as well as potential challenges. Honestly, I am sure there will be some challenge involved; you dont get anywhere unless theres anything hard in life, so Im sure there will be some hard time. But theres also going to be some fun opportunities, it should be a lot of fun,Ž Giles concluded. I expect it to be a fun year and a great learning experience.Ž Some members of Neases Link CrewBack to school at Julington Creek Elementary

PAGE 21 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 21 Back to School Guide Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. | | Mandarin South Business Center Julington CreekSan Jose BoulevardRace Track Rd. Loretto Rd.Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek N We are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP PIANO LESSONSChildren & Adults 25 Years Experience | MTMA Member371-9690 As kids rolled out of bed for the “ rst day of school, many of them were mumbling, I dont want summer to end.Ž And who can blame them? Fun days of summer living in Florida were still on the minds of our students; however, stepping foot onto our new campus put the end-of-summer-blues to rest. Patriot Oaks Academy opened its doors to students on Monday, August 18 for the “ rst-ever “ rst day of school. The halls were “ lled with smiles. Kids beaming with pride about their new school while being decked out in their red, white and blue. Teachers and sta had been in the school a week prior setting up classrooms and preparing for the opening day. Regions Bank partnered with the PTO in providing breakfast for the teachers and sta at the schools “ rst Welcome Breakfast.Ž What a wonderful event to really kick o the school year! The school JCE Principal Michael Story was challenged by fourth grade teacher Jackie Clarke to do the ALS bucket challenge. Here he is accepting the challenge, with the bucket being dumped by teachers Lara Pierce and Glenn Aspinwall.O to a great start at Patriot Oaks AcademyBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Sicilian, Patriot Oaks Academy PTO C orresponding Secretarythen hosted three Meet the TeacherŽ events. The turnout for these was amazing. Parents and students were excited to tour their school. September is an exciting time for Patriot Oaks Academy. The school will be experiencing many “ rstsŽ in the schools history. One of the things that makes Patriot Oaks so special is that it is a neighborhood school. All neighbors are invited to the “ rst spirit night on Thursday, September 11. This will be held at PDQ (Bartram Plaza location). From 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., tell the cashier you are with Patriot Oaks Academy and the school will earn money from your purchase!The “ rst general PTO meeting will be in the evening on September 19. This meeting will be prior to our Literacy Night and “ rst shopping opportunity for the book fair. This will be a fun evening for the entire family.Go Chargers! Bus Stop = Must Stop!Please drive carefully near bus stops!


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Inside the caverns the spelunkersŽ saw several astounding natural cavern formations such as limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, ” owstones A group of volunteers for the Betty Grif n House got together and prepared invitations that are now in the mail for the annual bene t/ fashion show luncheon, Runway for Safety,Ž to be held on Tuesday, September 30 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort. Also included is a guest speaker and a silent auction. The cost is $55 per ticket and reservations are required; please email orieadiu@ or call 543-1086. Pictured are Susan Sera ni, Betty Golden, Teresa Pattee, Karen Sheltz, Florie Adiutori, Ellen Levy, Susan Feightner, Sammi Rumsey and Erika Rumsey.Boy Scout Troop 718 goes spelunkingŽ By Contributing Writers Preston Ashley, Star Scout and Brett Arant, Tenderfoot Scout, Troop 718and draperies (also known as cave bacon). Despite the pestering gnats and the steamy weather, the scouts completed a two-mile hike to the Blue Hole,Ž a freshwater spring where the scouts enjoyed a very chilly, but refreshing swim. The scouts also completed several rank advancements and scout skills in the spare time they had at the campsite. How can it get any better, you might ask? With some exquisite food, of course! The scouts feasted on such delicacies as macaroni and cheese and ham, breakfast wraps, cherry cobbler and the delectable monkey bread. Those amazing dishes are credited to their equally amazing cooks, without whom the scouts may have had only spam and sandwiches with very little variation! Of course, though, every rose has its thorn and this campouts thorns were the gnats. The gnats constantly walked all over the scouts, driving them crazy, even when they were wearing bug spray; however, some scouts knew that putting dryer sheets on the backs of their necks actually did a good job of repelling the insects. Boy Scout Troop 718 meets every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Switzerland Community Church on State Road 13. The troop regularly works on rank advancements, both in patrols and as a whole troop. New scouts are always welcome to visit. For additional information, please contact John Morley, scoutmaster, at 377-6669. The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our “ ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage! The Five Star Veterans Center needs a new roof, estimated to cost $135,000. To begin fundraising for this project, an evening of “ ne dining, ballroom dancing and entertainment in the Continental Ballroom at the Ramada in Mandarin is planned for Friday, October 17. There will be a large selection of quality ra e items and the proceeds from their sale will be donated to the center for their new roof. The center is the only facility in Jacksonville that currently supports 24 veterans with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury. The mission includes safe and secure transitional housing, career counseling, meals and reintegration for all post 9-11 homeless veterans in need of assistance to return to independent living. Their website is: The Harvest Moon Ball is intended to support our veterans in a tangible way,Ž says Dr. Aloma Noble, organizer of the event. It is also an e ort to encourage residents of Mandarin and Julington Creek to take advantage of “ ne dining and dancing more often. It may even generate interest in a dinnerdance club in our community.Ž Noble has a professional dance background. Recently Dancing to raise the roof!she teamed up with ballroom dancing champion William Brand, also an instructor, wellrespected for his knowledge of all ballroom dances and for his ability to work with individuals, couples, and groups. Their performance in October will highlight the evenings entertainment. Host dancers will be available at the event to dance with unescorted ladies as well as with ladies whose husbands are reluctant to dance themselves. There is an extra fee of $10 (payable at the door) for this opportunity to dance with these stars.Ž Reservations and remittance must be received by October 3. Call 262-4621 for reservations and information. iPad User Group Tuesday, Sept. 23 • 1 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Stop in with your iPad, or any other type of tablet, to learn tips and tricks and get awesome app recommendations. No registration required.

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Northpoint is expected to cost $6.2 million and we expect to select a contractor soon. We are thrilled to be celebrating the groundbreaking for Northpoint,Ž said Janet Herron, regional vice president School has started and it seems that routines have been being established. Please continue to be careful driving. Our children walk in our neighborhoods. All of our children sixth grade and over are walking to and waiting at bus stops. For them, being with their friends is their “ rst consideration. We need to be very careful when we see bus stops. There could be a bit of horseplay that might have a student going into the street or for a latecomer running to get to the bus stop. In our development everyone must stop for a stopped school bus, no matter which way you are going. Play the house numbers game. Ask a neighbor to “ nd your house numbers. Check your watch to see how long Retirement community breaks ground on construction Janet Herron, Westminster Communities of Florida regional vice president of operations; Garry Hennis, Westminster Communities of Florida chief operating of cer; Mr. and Mrs. Noble, rst depositors for Northpoint; Ron DeSantis, U.S. Representative; Dr. JoAnn Nolin, member of the Westminster Communities of Florida board of directors and a professor at the University of North Florida; Cyndi Stevenson, St. Johns County Commissioner; and Nicole Muller, vice president of sales and marketing. Photo by Rocky Tabyanian for Westminster Woods on Julington Creekof operations. The addition of these apartment homes will help us continue Westminster Woods on Julington Creeks 50-plus-year mission of serving senior adults.Ž Chief Operating O cer Garry Hennis highlighted the contribution Westminster Woods on Julington Creek makes to the greater Jacksonville area. This communitys 450 residents and 215 employees contributed 46,000 hours of volunteer service in 2013,Ž Hennis said. Northpoint means that $6.2 million in investment will be generated for the local economy, with 25 waterfront apartment homes with beautiful views.Ž I believe that this is a sign that this area is moving ahead,Ž said Dr. JoAnn Nolin, a member of the board of directors of Westminster Communities of Florida and a professor at the University of North Florida. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek does such a wonderful job of promoting wellnessƒ Its very important to age in a healthy and active environ-Cunningham Creek Plantation POA reportBy Contributing Writer Linda Stuartit takes. What di erence does it make? When you need “ re rescue because someone has stopped breathing or is having a heart attack or stroke, then it makes a very big di erence. Try putting your house numbers in several places„on your mailbox or mailbox post on several sides, over your garage, on the side of the door or on a column. The lakes require special care to keep the algae in control. Several factors are involved. The board has employed professionals to maintain them, but it is up to us help. Right now, there are heavy algae blooms in some areas. If they are right on the edge on your lawn, it would help if you would take them out of the water. The professionals we employ spray the algae, but then it drops to the bottom of the lake and decomposes. The “ sh in the lake are sometimes not able to keep up with the amount of algae and then we have even heavier algae blooms. The lawns and gardens need to be fertilized, but please only use the minimum that is required. For those who live on a lake, it is important to limit the amount of runo into the lakes. The Cunningham Creek Property Owners Association board had a meeting scheduled for August, but due to a combination vacation and illness there were not enough members present to make a quorum, so there was no meeting. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 29. Look for the signs to check the date and meeting place.ment.Ž United States Representative Ron DeSantis was one of the 10 individuals who dug up a ceremonial shovel-full of dirt. I really appreciate how this community embraces an active lifestyle,Ž said DeSantis. Thanks to the Westminster Woods on Julington Creek community for all that they have done for the St. Johns community,Ž said St. Johns County Commissioner Cyndi Stevenson, another attendee who helped dig up the earth. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 A terrible thing happens when you don’t advertise..... ...Nothing at all! 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Page 24, The CreekLine • September 2014 • Do you: Have a fear of speaking in public? Have to give presentations at work or other organizations? Want to improve your English as a second language? Want to improve your interviewing skills? If you said yes to any of the above or just want to improve your communication and leadership skills, plan to join the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club! For 90 years, Toastmasters International (www. has provided a proven way to practice communication and leadership Do a Good Turn DailyŽ is a core scouting precept. It seems that lately most of the media is devoted to what is not made in America. Is there even focus on the character that is still made in America? Too often our young citizens are cast in a dark and negative shadow and good citizenship is seldom recognized. The essence of character still made in AmericaŽ is Eagle Scout Chase Banks of BSA Troop 345. Banks is a 2014 recipient of the Good Citizenship AwardŽ presented on August 5 by the Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps League, St. Augustine. Banks is a graduate of St. Join the World Golf Village Toastmasters Club!By Contributing Writer Shari Cartwright, DTM, World Golf Village Toastmasters #1314871skills in a nurturing, supportive environment. On August 19, we held our club level Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests. We want to congratulate David Sturgis, winner of the Humorous Speech contest and Shari Cartwright, winner of the Evaluation Contest. They move on to compete against winners of other clubs on October 4 at the Area 62 contest held at the Haven Hospice in St. Augustine. Good luck, David and Shari! The World Golf Village Toastmasters Club meets on the “ rst and third Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back Marine Corps League presents AwardBy Contributing Writer Charlie Myers, Adjutant, Oldest City Detachment #383, Marine Corps LeagueAugustine High School, with his favorite subject being science and has started his semester at St. Johns River State College to attain an associate degree. With interests in “ shing, soccer and football, Banks desires to someday acquire his captains license and skipper his own “ shing charter. The Oldest City Detachment #383 is proud to recognize such devotion and motivation which is in the spirit of the United States Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis (always faithful).Ž Character is not truly measured by what one does, but by what one does when no one is watching! Congratulations, Eagle Scout Chase Banks! Jim Bellamy (Commandant), Jessica Banks, Chase Banks, Chuck Jones, Karl Birkheimer (Scout Master) and Harry Manford (Judge Advocate)of building) located on County Road 210 West. You can also get more information on our website http://worldgolfvillage. or like us on Facebook by searching for World Golf Village Toastmasters. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your way to self-improvement! need customers?886-4919 209-6190 Adoptions range from $20 $50, which includes neutering or spaying, rabies vaccinations and shots. The Pet Center is located at 130 N. Stratton Road, just off US-1 between CR 210 and Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.I Need a Home! Hello! My name is Lily. I am a 5 month old, spayed female American Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix. I was brought to the SJC Pet Center because my previous owner didnt take care of me properly. I walk well on a leash, love to play fetch and chew Kongs. I am still a puppy, so a little training may still be needed.

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Duval County Tuesday September 16 Jacksonville Main Library 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville Tuesday September 23 Jacksonville Beach City Hall 11 3rd Street North, Jacksonville Beach Clay County Wednesday September 17 Fleming Island High School Teacher Training Center 2233 Village Square Parkway, Orange Park Nassau County Thursday September 18 American Beach Community Center 1600 Julia Street, Fernandina Beach St. Johns County Monday September 22 Bartram Trail Library 60 Davis Pond Boulevard, Fruit Cove Dog Obedience Training 287-3934 www.marienhofkennels.comGerman Shepherd Puppies Call for Availability Marienhof Kennels Greenbriar Animal Hospital1004 State Road 13( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance )287-5570M-F … 8 AM 6 PM; Sat 8 AM Noon Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M Constanze Goricki, Dr. D.V.M G r e NaGirol ks tteiiPce, D!Pe"#d Are you ready for some football, cheerleading, band, dance, volleyball, cross country, golf, swimming and diving? Well the many athletes of Creekside High School are, thanks to the constant support of the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club (CKABC) under the direction of president, Anne Marie Gennusa and in coordination with Guy Harris, athletic director. The Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Clubs main purpose is to provide cooperation of home, school and community in support of all of the athletic programs of Creekside High School. The 2014 membership drive is currently underway. All stu-Just a couple of weeks before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar, there are still many Jews who have no plans to attend synagogue services. Some are not a liated with a synagogue, others will be travelling on business and a sizable percentage simply dont feel comfortable in a synagogue setting. Another alarming issue, particularly in light of todays ” ailing economy, is that many cannot a ord the cost of services, which can run a whopping thousand dollars or more for a family of “ ve. Whatever the case is, many would-be worshippers are feeling the pangs associated with being left out of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. Chabad of St. Johns County, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the The Rev. Rhonda Willerer, also known as Mother Ronnie,Ž and her husband Max were welcomed to St. Patricks on March 30 by an enthusiastic parish of loving people. Mother Ronnie (as some in her congregation call her, but she welcomes people to call her Ronnie) considers herself a cradle Episcopalian who grew up in Jacksonville. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in philosophy and received her Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. When asked what she loves about the Episcopal Church, her answer is, I love so many things: 1) the consistency of the scripturally based liturgy, 2) how the Episcopal Church welcomes questions, 3) the inclusiveness of the community, 4) the outreach and commitment to helping others and 5) the tradition that is rooted in the faithful journeys of our ancestors.Ž She further explains, This world is ever changing and as we come together each week and move through the liturgy of the worship service I feel a connection to a faithful and loving God who promises to be with us in our joys and in our struggles. It has been said many times that the Episcopal Church doesnt ask us to check our minds at the doors. We come together as a parish family, seeking to discern Gods will for our lives. We support and encourage each other as life is often challenging. The inclusiveness is so Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club updateBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernan, CKABCdent athlete families at Creekside are strongly encouraged to help further the success of their athletic programs by joining Boosters at any of the levels of membership. The booster club also relies heavily on the support of business and community sponsors. Please contact CKABC at if you are interested in helping the CHS student athletic programs. Another way to help support the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club and athletes of CHS is to join your family and friends at the State Road 13 PDQ Chicken Community Nights from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. PDQ Chicken will generously donate 10 percent of all sales on these nights to CKABC. Get your Creekside spirit wear! Dont buy the knocko sƒWilliams Athletics is authorized and now carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. Further information about the Creekside Athletic Booster Club or upcoming events may be found on the website at http://www.creeksideknights. com Go Knights!Chabad o ers services geared for Jews of all backgroundsworld, has its own High Holiday services option, providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting. Chabads services are userfriendly,Ž making it enjoyable and meaningful for everyone. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayer books enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. According to Jewish tradition, on the Jewish New Year, the doors of Heaven are open. G-d accepts prayers from everyone,Ž said Chabad Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein, who is hosting free services in St. Johns. The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community.Ž Rabbi Sharfstein continued, Judaism should be accessible to all Jews. During the Jewish High Holidays, accessibility can translate into di erent factors for di erent people, such as a non-judgmental atmosphere, a ordability of the services, or the ability for a beginner to follow along. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry, and encourage each and every Jew to actively participate in these most holy and introspective days.Ž Rosh Hashanah begins this year after sundown on September 24 and extends until nightfall on September 26. Yom Kippur begins after sundown on the eve of October 3 and extends until nightfall on October 4. For more information about Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and our New Year Dinner please visit www.JewishSJohnsCounty. com/newyear. To “ nd High Holiday services in hundreds of cities throughout the world, visit www.JewishSJohnsCounty. com/HighHolidayServices.Introducing the new priest at St. Patricks Episcopal Church very importantƒ all are welcome! All are also cared for. At St. Patricks, we have a special ministry that cares for those who need our help, called Feed My Lambs. Working with the Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County, we collect bags of groceries every month that are delivered to families in need in south St. Johns County. This month we are also collecting school supplies for the children of those families. We may be small in number, but we are big in heart. Lastly, the tradition of the Episcopal Church is rich, not only with the history of the Christian Church, but also the history of the United States. Its quite profound to visit some of our national faith landmarks and see that they are Episcopal Churches. Imagine walking through the streets of Williamsburg, Virginia and walking into Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and seeing the names of several United States Presidents on the pews. The history of the Episcopal Church is rooted in the history of our country. I think this is very cool!Ž St. Patricks Episcopal Church o ers the Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and has begun a new o ering of story time and creative movement for young ones called Stories and Smiles each Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. For more information, please visit or call the church o ce at 287-2807. need customers?886-4919 Lunar PhasesFull: September 9 Last Quarter: September 16 New: September 24First Quarter: October 1WARNING! Your St. Johns County Fraternal Order of Police never solicits donations over the phone EVER! If anyone living in St. Johns County gets a phone call from anyone claiming they are St. Johns FOP or they represent St. Johns County FOP asking for donations....IT IS NOT TRUE. Questions? Please call Chris Acosta, President of St. Johns County FOP at 669-4405.

PAGE 27 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 27 Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA “Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk” AWANA Children’s Program Begins 6pm September 10th Wednesdays in Bardin Hallwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.orgTraditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amOur Sunday ServicesA CONNECTING CHURCH likeŽ us on Facebook “I want cremation.”$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: or 886-4919. Faith News Sa Jua Del Rios 8 Annual Shoers Holiday Expo Saturday, Septembe 27, 2014 9 . to 3 p. .Great Gift Ideas and Crafts Galore!! Admission is Free ... Everyone is welcome! For information call: Mary Trepasso 982-0526 Sponsored by: San Juan Del Rio Ladies Auxiliary The pumpkins are coming! On Sunday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m., the “ rst truckload of pumpkins will arrive at the River of Life UMCs Pumpkin Patch, located at 2600 Race Track Road. It will take around four to “ ve hours to unload the pumpkins. The Patch will o cially open at 5:00 p.m. The second load will arrive on Thursday, October 16 at 4:30 p.m. If there are any students who need service hours, you are more than welcome to come out on September 28 or October 16 in your grubby clothes and tennis shoes to help unload the pumpkins, then talk to Becky Kimball for additional hours available. The Pumpkin Patch will again o er Field Trips for preschoolers, VPK, elementary school, play groups and Scout groups. The “ eld trips last about an hour and the cost is $1.50 for the purchase of a spookyŽ size pumpkin to decorate, so if you are looking for fall activities for your group, please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325. The patch will also have picnic tables, photo opportunities, coloring sheets, books to read and games to play if you just want to come out for a family outing. Celebration Lutheran Church, a Bible-based, confessional Christian church of the Missouri Synod, located at 810 Roberts Road will celebrate National Back to Church Sunday on September 21, 2014. They Now that the children have gone back to school, its a great time to get back into the routine of attending worship and Bible studies. Geneva Presbyterian Church is pleased to o er several options for Adult Bible Study this fall. On Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. we o er a new adult class beginning September 7 in the Pastors study. The class will be co-led by Tom St. Clair and our parish associate, Rev. Charlie Landreth. Faithful Christians through the AgesŽ will focus on a variety of Christians, who, having lived the gospelŽ in vibrant, meaningful and imaginative ways, made major contributions to the Christian tradition. From St. Augustine through Fanny Crosby and Mother Teresa to Billy Graham, the men and women we will study are each in their own way a living text of scripture, an agent of the Spirit through whom God reminds us how we should live our lives. All adults in the community are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings for this new and interesting study. Each Wednesday night we o er a Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $5 per person or $15 per family. We enjoy a delicious meal and a time of fellowship. Following dinner, at 7:00 p.m. we have an adult class led by our pastor Rev. Joe Albright that is studying the Book of Genesis. Our Presbyterian Women also have special Bible studies planned for the fall. Our morning circle which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. will be reading a Horizons Bible Study Reconciling Paul: A Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians.Ž We invite all women in the area to join us for a time of fellowship and Bible Study. We also have invite the community to worship with them at 9:00 a.m. At 6:00 p.m. they will host an Italian dinner at the church. All are welcome. Proceeds from a free will o ering will go to Christs Cupboard, a food pantry that helps those in need in the community. If you are interested in attending, please call 230-2496. The Womens Ministry of Swiss Cove Christian Church would like to invite the ladies and teen girls of the community to join us as we host Teen Challenges director, Amanda Taylor and the girls from the Hosanna House on Wednesday, October 1, from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Learn what this program is all about and how it is making a di erence in the lives of these young women. Teen Challenge is a faith-based rehabilitation program for individuals who struggle with drug addiction, alcoholism and other lifecontrolling issues. Swiss Cove is located at 1965 State Road 13 in St. Johns. For more information, please call 287-5795 or email River of Life UMCs 14th annual free Family Fall Festival will be on Saturday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy free entertainment, hotdogs, chips, drinks, hay ride, train ride, bouncy house and slide, face painting and balloon animals. Pumpkins, gourds, hay and baked goods will be for sale. Please note that the Pumpkin Patch only accepts checks and cash. River of Life UMC is located at 2600 Race Track Road. Looking forward to seeing you there! The Mandarin United Methodist Church is having their 25th annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in our Family Life Center and throughout our campus at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. We will have 100 crafters with a big variety of handmade items from jewelry and pottery to paintings, clothing and food and lots more. There will also be a Bakery, Country Store and a Kids Store where they can buy their own holiday gifts. So come early, stay for lunch and bring your friends for a fun day! At Geneva Presbyterian Church, GECKOŽ stands for Genevas Extremely Cool Kids Organization. GECKOS is a Wednesday night program offered to children ages four years old through “ fth grade. We have Bible study, do crafts, play games, perform skits and just generally have lots of fun. There is something for everyone. We also do other special activities during the year such as a talent show, Trunk or TreatŽ and a food scavenger hunt to collect food for the needy. We hope you will come and join us for GECKOS … we have Fellowship dinner each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and then GECKOS meet from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. If you would like more information, please contact the church o ce at 287-4865. Hope to see you there!Geneva Presbyterian o ers new Bible studies this fallBy Contributing Writer Teri Batcheloran Evening Circle that meets once a month for dinner and studies various topics. We hope you will join us for one or more of our new Bible studies and for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Please call the church o ce at 287-4865 for more information.


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Shrimp are in the river and so are the “ sh that follow. Due to this years weather, we seem to be in a pattern that was more common in decades past, rather than what we have seen in more recent summers. If the current pattern continues to hold, shrimping should only get better in coming weeks, followed by some pretty good “ shing into early or late fall. Our spring and summer weather are major contributing factors to our shrimping seasons each year. Too much rain could mean little or no shrimping, while a lack of rain could mean As the summer sunshine starts to draw back, leaves begin to fall and the weather begins to cool as we head into our fall season. For the Creekside sports department all fall sports have been working hard all summer and some even since the end of last year. Every single team has been preparing themselves to bring their A gameŽ to the battle front this season. The Knights football team has been conditioning and training all year round for the winning season. This year might just become Knight TimeŽ for every team the Knights go up against. Come out and cheer on the Knights varsity team at home on September 19 as they battle it out against Nease at 7:00 p.m. The next two following games will Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Contributing Writer Captain David Lifkaan earlier, longer and more widespread shrimping season. This years regular reoccurring summer rains are more in line with the weather patterns of the 70s through the early 90s when you didnt even bother to get the net out of the shed till August. With the shrimp being on schedule you can assume the “ shing will follow suit. In decades past you didnt expect croaker to show with any size or numbers till late July. This has already been the case this year with Virginia Croaker making the scene at the end of July and “ rst days of August of this year. The croakers have steadily gotten bigger and more plentiful and should continue to do so as the long as the shrimp run thrives. Just like decades past you had to wait till after the shrimp had begun to run for the other species of “ sh that love to eat shrimp to make their presence known. And if you havent been “ shing lately, it too is already happening. From black drum to red“ sh, ” ounder to trout, black bass and channel cats, both freshwater and saltwater species are biting everywhere from Green Cove to downtown Jacksonville. Yes, its “ nally coming together, the shrimp, the “ sh and the weather. Barring any tropical deluges, the upcoming weeks looks promising just as they did decades ago. Fishing Report: Time to shrimp and load the freezer (save and freeze the smaller ones for bait). Fish everywhere in the river. Docks, bridge pilings, points, holes and sandbars all will produce a variety of “ sh. Be sure to use live or fresh caught dead shrimp from the river. Live shrimp can be “ shed anywhere you “ sh by using them on a ” oat rig, jig head, split shot and leader or a deep water bottom rig. Whether you catch one, none or some, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentbe away at Fletcher on September 26 and Matanzas on October 3. The junior varsity team will be going up against Fletcher at home on September 25! Lets bring the Creekside Crazies back up to the stands and send our team as much support as possible. Both the girls and boys cross country teams have been conditioning for the past three months to shield any competition out of the way this year. Our top 10 varsity members on both the girls and boys team will be heading to North Carolina for the Great American XC Invite early next month, October 4 and 5. Other meets this month are the UF Mt. Dew Invitational on September 20 and on September 27 at Bartram Trail will be the Bale-NTrail meet. Come out and support the cross country runners at Bartram! Encourage them to continue to push their bodies to the limits. The volleyball team has a couple of exciting games coming up this month, so get ready to mark your calendars. The varsity team plays St. Augustine on September 23 and Pedro Menendez on September 25. Both games will be played at home, so come out and support your Creekside Knights volleyball team at 5:30 p.m. for JV and 6:30 p.m. for varsity. With all the training our athletes continue to put in year after year, we are only going to get better. So go ahead and take your suit of armor and charge this year ahead of you at full speed. Lets go Creekside Knights. Watch out Bears, the Knights are invading.

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Page 30, The CreekLine • September 2014 • 450 SR 13 at Race Track (next to Publix) $5 Off any $30 purchase or$10 Off any $50 purchaseFall Bird Food Sale! 9/12~9/21/14! Jacksonville (904) 262-8113 10130 Philips Highway (Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339) Open 7 Days A Week 8113 ay y t 3 39) Searching for the light of your life at the best price?Internet Pricing Guarantee! We wont be undersold Well match with no hassle Shop in our showroom with con“dence knowing youre getting the best deal! See all the NEW LED Designs! Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club (BBABC) is in full swing and ready for another great year of sports. The BBABC is a 501 C3 non-pro“ t organization comprised of parents, grandparents, coaches, student athletes, faculty, alumni and community members. Our goal is to ensure that BTHS athletes and coaches have access to quality equipment and resources, thus enabling them to become and remain competitive in all areas of high school athletics. BTHS does not receive any county, state or federal funding. These programs are 100 percent funded and supported by the families, sta and supporters of BTHS. Bartram Trail has one of the lowest pay-to-play fees, but we hope that those who can will join our booster club and help out however possible; it is critical to the schools athletics program. Funds have been and are continuing to be used for uniforms, warm-ups, equipment, all bus transportation, summer maintenance, weight room equipment, turf maintenance and Bartram Trail Athletic Booster Club awarenessBy Contributing Writer Robb Gallitz, BBABC Communications Director countless other items and special requests by coaches and the athletic director. Last year eight out of 32 teams (junior varsity and varsity cheer, junior varsity and varsity volleyball, boys junior varsity and varsity soccer, junior varsity softball, and girls varsity lacrosse) had 100 percent membership and “ ve more teams were above 90 percent membership. As a whole, 74.5 percent of the Bartram families were booster members. To learn more about what the BBABC can do for our children, please visit www. or contact Candida Chisholm at We strongly encourage everyone to sign up now for one of the several membership levels available so you know all the events going on throughout the school year. Donations welcome to support our children. The BBABC would like to congratulate the following class of 2014 Bartram Trail student athletes that will be playing sports this fall at the college level:Name Sport College Maggie Borngesser Basketball US Air Force Academy Hannah Giangaspro C.C. Track & Field Univ. of South Carolina Ian Safar Football Methodist University Jesse Burkett Football Stanford University Malik Rivera Football Wofford College P.J. Blazejowski Football Furman University Travis Keller Football Stetson University Will Tillo Football Southeastern University Hannah George Golf Hanover College Jordan Batchelor Golf University of North Florida Austin Betros Lacrosse Mt. Olive College Caroline Beggs Lacrosse Cawtawba College Dalton Cook Lacrosse Cawtawba College Hailey Heggblod Lacrosse FL Institute of Technology Michael Wires Lacrosse Cawtawba College Courtney Schell Soccer Auburn University Jessica Potts Soccer High Point University Lauren Small Soccer Alderson Broaddus University Madison Caldwell Soccer Florida Atlantic University Savannah Markey Soccer Limestone College Jordan Daniels Softball Jacksonville University Kelsey Chisholm Softball Georgia Tech Makala Quinn Softball Southeastern University Taylor Aguayp Softball University of North Florida Julianna Pettinger Swimming FL International University Austin McDonnell Track Stevens Institute of Technolgy Nicole Williams Volleyball Indian River State College Sarah Ragland Volleyball Palm Beach Atlantic College ICI Homes is preparing to begin sales at Siena with a special event on Thursday, September 25 at its newest neighborhood of Siena at Town Center in Nocatee located o Nocatee Village Drive and Town Plaza Avenue in Ponte Vedra.Homebuilder to open Siena at Town Center Don Wilford, North Florida division president, said ICI Homes plans to build 85 new homes at Siena at Town Center in a variety of ” oor plans ranging from 1,500 square feet of living area to 3,000 square feet, with prices starting in the mid$300s. 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PAGE 31 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 31 River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged was recognized with a seventh Florida Governors Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care. Of the more than 650 nursing homes in Florida, River Garden is the only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility to earn this distinction seven consecutive times and the only agency in Duval County to ever earn Fly to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad and your passport will be stamped: Bon Bini! Welcome to Aruba One Happy Island. That slogan has become the mindset of the Caribbean isle. On Aruba, visitors are warmly received, encouraged to relax on whitesand beaches, laze in 80-degree temperatures and meet some of the warmest people in the world. The island lies 15 miles north of Venezuela in the tropical waters of the southern Caribbean. The location becomes strategically important because it places the destination just below the hurricane belt, making the climate dry and eliminating the chance that major storms will disrupt plans. Aruba is small, just 19.6 miles long and six miles across, assuring ease of transportation. While Dutch is the o cial language, English and Spanish are widely spoken. Papiamento, the local language, mixes Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and African dialects. The Aruban ” orin is the o cial currency, but the American dollar can be used everywhere. First impressions often come from the Fofoti trees near the airport, the uno cial island mascots. Typically, windy breezes stir the air and the constant trade winds sculpt the trees into graceful, southwesterly bending forms. Look for them all over the isle. A Jeep or ATV tour along the northeast coast or windward shore showcases a totally di erent side of Aruba. The contrast from the Palm Beach hotel area was so dramatic, I almost felt I was no longer in the Caribbean. Nursing home awarded seventh Gold Sealthe Gold Seal Award. The two-year award was presented to Marsha Pollock, president of the River Garden Home Board and Loyd Lyle president of the Resident Council by Polly Weaver, Chief of Field Operations for AHCA, the Agency for Health Care Administration. More than 125 people were in attendance for the presentation ceremony. Created in 2002, the Gold Seal Program recognizes Florida nursing homes that demonstrate excellence in long-term care over a sustained period, promotes the stability of the industry and facilitates the physical, social, and emotional well-being of nursing home facility residents.Ž River Garden Hebrew Home has continuously held this recognition since it was created in 2002 by the Florida Legislature. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Aruba: One Happy IslandBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, The outing rambles through arid hills, immense cactus “ elds and some of Arubas most striking views of the ocean crashing against the rugged shoreline. The safari tour stops amid sandy dunes at the California Lighthouse, although the structure is no longer safe to climb. Then, it continues to bump along the rutty coastal road passing a magni“ cent golf course and onto rocky shores. Youll see tiny “ shermen shacks scattered near the seacoast. They arent much to look at, but add an authentic feel. One of the most popular things to do is build a rock cairn, a miniature wishing rock pile or statue to mark ones personal passage through the area Jeeps also stop by the lovely Alto Vista chapel, built by Spanish missionaries and stone ruins of the old Burhiribana gold mines. My tour drove on to the once famous, coral limestone Natural Bridge, which collapsed in 2005. Parts of the natural wonder still remain and the views are photo worthy. A visit to the Natural Pool followed; a circle of rocks and volcanic stone full of colorful sea life. Here, youll have the option to take a dip. The day culminated with the climb of the Casibari Rock formations. Other activity choices include the Aloe Museum and Factory, the Butter” y Farm and, of course, shopping til you drop. In 2000, United States Customs built a new state-of-theart building for United States only departures. Many ” ights pre-clear United States immigration and customs in Aruba, a boon for those traveling to the States. Arubas popularity has remained constant, due not only to sun, sand and sea, but also to the hospitality and friendliness of its people, safety, political stability and variety of activities, nightlife, shopping and dining. No wonder Aruba, One Happy Island, remains the most revisited destination in the Caribbean.


Page 32, The CreekLine • September 2014 • $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 9 -30-14 10950 San Jose Blvd. (next door to Bone“sh) 14054 Beach Blvd (2nd location) 5 AboutFLOORS ‘n MORE Grand O peningCARPET | TILE | WOOD | LAMINATEBrand New Location! The Julington Creek AllStars claimed the 18U Babe Ruth Florida state title in Tallahassee on Sunday, July 13. Stellar pitching and defense as well as solid hitting earned the team a spot in the championship game against Tampa-FishHawk. The championship game saw FishHawk jump out to an early 5-0 lead. They held that margin until the “ fth inning, when JCB began chipping away at the de“ cit. With FishHawk up 5-2 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Patrick Tybor started the JCB rally with a single to Center Field. Preston Townsend reached on a shot to left “ eld. Adrian Ybanez came in to pinch run for Townsend. Zack Smith sat on a two strike hanging curve ball, driving it into right “ eld, scoring Tybor. After being hit by a pitch, Cole Chouinard was awarded “ rst World Golf Hall of Fame presents inaugural World Golf Village Golf FestivalThe inaugural World Golf Village Golf Festival is a day-long event celebrating what makes the game great. It will feature interactive activities throughout the day, with something for golf fans of all ages including appearances by Hall of Fame members, a Demo Day at Slammer and Squire, unique playing experiences and golf movies at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. The entire event is free to the public and will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. throughout World Golf Village. The PGA TOUR Grand Champions, a group of former PGA TOUR stars including Hall of Fame members Gene Littler and Doug Ford, will be on site. They will be interacting with fans during panel discussions in the Hall of Fame and at a clinic on the Slammer and Squire driving range. The Hall of Fame will be open for free all day and feature tours of its new exhibitions with o cial historian Dr. Anthony Parker. There will be a Closest to the Pin contest for prizes at the Hall of Fames Challenge Hole, including divisions for men, women and children. From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, guests will be able to play Nintendo Wii Golf on the museums big screen and there will also be activities for children based on Science of Golf, the Hall of Fames education program. The Demo Day at Slammer and Squire will begin at 10:00 a.m. and include representatives from PING, Nike, Titleist, Callaway, Oakley and TaylorMade. From 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., the Grand Champions will conduct a special, interactive golf clinic on the driving range. That will be followed with a free golf experience from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Players will be allowed to play the Slammer and Squire with Tee It Forward advanced tee boxes and expanded, 8-inch wide golf holes. (Tee times are free, but space is limited and must be reserved in advance.) The PGA TOUR Academy will be on site throughout the day with a series of unique golf challenges. Guests will be able to play golf cornhole, participate in the long drive contest on the in” atable outdoor simulator and try the extreme ” op shot competition. At the Academy itself, there will be a Womens Clinic from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., featuring a clinic from GOLF Magazine Top 100 Instructor Anne Cain, womens golf fashion for purchase, and a special wine tasting. For the movie bu s, there is a full schedule of golf movies at the IMAX Theater, including Happy Gilmore,Ž Tin CupŽ and Caddyshack.Ž Throughout the day there will be plenty of family-friendly activities, including local food trucks along the Walk of Champions from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., live music from local artists Ryan Campbell and the Charlie Walker Band from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. and bounce houses and beginner golf activities from The First Tee for children. We are thrilled that the partners here at World Golf Village and the PGA TOUR Grand Champions are part of this event, which is the “ rst of its kind in Northeast Florida,Ž said Jack Peter, chief operating o cer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. There are so many things that make golf a wonderful game, and theyll be on display throughout the Golf Festival. We encourage golf fans of all ages to join us.Ž For more information on the World Golf Village Golf Festival, please visit Cameron Stoino walked, driving in Ybanez, cutting the FishHawk lead to 5-4. Michael Truby then came to the plate with bases loaded. He promptly laced the second pitch into right “ eld, driving in two runs for a dramatic 6-5 walk-o victory for the JCB 18U Babe Ruth team. After the game, Coach Je Smith said: I was proud of the guys. It was a total team e ort, JCB 18U All-Star team claims Florida state title with contributions from each player throughout the weekend. They never gave up. They just kept chipping away, believing in each other, knowing that they could get it done.Ž The next stop for the team is the Southeast Regional Tournament in Andalusia, Alabama on July 23. The winner of that tournament moves on to the national Babe Ruth 18u tournament in Washington State. Flotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be presenting About Boating Safely,Ž a course for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge to obtain the Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. The course is o ered on Saturday, October 4, at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, located at 2900 College Drive (o State Road 16) in St. Augustine, starting at 7:45 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. Please note that Florida law requires that all persons born on or after January 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card. For details on this and other legal requirements, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Website at Students must register prior to the class by contacting Vic Aquino at 392-6414. 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PAGE 33 • September 2014 • The CreekLine, Page 33 License # CMC1249868 Bartram Trail High School 2014 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-22-14 @ Mandarin 7:00 pm 8-29-14 @ Bishop Kenny 7:00 pm 9-5-14 Fleming Island 7:30 pm 9-19-14 St. Augustine 7:00 pm 9-25-14 @ Seabreeze 7:00 pm 10-3-14 F.W. Buchholz 7:00 pm 10-10-14 Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 10-17-14 @ Creekside 7:00 pm 10-24-14 Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-31-14 @ Nease 7:00 pm 11-7-14 @ Ridgeview 7:00 pm Creekside High School 2014 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-22-14 @ Rickards 7:00 pm 8-29-14 Sandalwood 7:00 pm 9-5-14 @ Sante Fe 7:00 pm 9-12-14 Palatka 7:00 pm 9-19-14 Nease 7:00 pm 9-26-14 @ Fletcher 7:00 pm 10-3-14 @ Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-10-14 Ridgeview 7:00 pm 10-17-14 Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 10-24-14 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 10-30-14 @ Fleming Island 7:30 pm Nease High School 2014 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-22-14 Fletcher 7:00 pm 8-29-14 Ponte Vedra 7:00 pm 9-5-14 Fernandina Beach 7:30 pm 9-12-14 @ West Nassau 7:30 pm 9-19-14 @ Creekside 7:00 pm 10-3-14 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 10-10-14 @ Pedro Menendez 7:00 pm 10-17-14 Matanzas 7:00 pm 10-23-14 Arlington Country Day 7:00 pm 10-31-14 Bartram Trail 7:00 pm 11-7-14 @ Seabreeze 7:00 pm Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.Creeks (904) 230-7840 www.creeksair.comLocally owned company with over 25 years experience with Air Conditioning and HeatingOu family serving yours! 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Nowadays so-called blue roses are more likely to be lilac or some similar Gardening: Summertime bluesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASshade. There is one unique blue rose, however, developed by introducing a gene for delphinidin, a primary plant pigment, along with two other genetic alterations. Apparently this still produces a rose more strictly lilac, but there is the potential to make it a true blue, if the developer can only modify the pH of the rose! Getting back to basics, for spring-blooming true blues try blue-eyed grass ( Sisyrinchium angustifolium) and the earlier bulb, star” ower (Iphieon uni” orum Rolf FiedlerŽ), both of which are low-growers, lovely near the front of a border. Summertime blues include lily of the Nile ( Agapanthus africanus ) and the large shrub Vitex agnescastus or chaste tree, which is a superb insect attractant. If a smaller shrub is needed, try Caryopteris x clandonensis var. Longwood blue,Ž which bees also love. Mophead hydrangeas like Nikko blueŽ will only reliably produce blue ” owers given a soil pH of 5.5 and below. There are a number of salvias that “ t the bill, including two hardy cultivars of Salvia guaranitica black and blueŽ and the paler Argentina skies.Ž The native S. azurea is a later bloomer, with a rather gangly habit, so to enjoy its beautiful sky-blue ” owers just deal with its failings by either staking it or planting it amongst sturdier things to keep if from ” opping. Other perennial north American natives to try are Baptisia australis, or blue false indigo, and amsonias, either A. hubrichtii (bright blue) or A. tabernaemontana (lighter blue). Both amsonias have “ ne foliage which turns a pretty yellow in the fall. The delphinidin gene, as you may guess, is present in delphiniums, which range from white through pale blue to the deepest blue. They are a little di cult here, but if planted out as soon as they become available they can be beautiful come spring. Since the ” ower spikes are tall and top heavy they really need staking, so they arent for those of us who are minimally inclined to fuss. Perhaps an easier relative to try is the shorter annual larkspur, Consolida ajacis A range of colors is available which includes some good blues and seeds can be sown in the fall. With August and September upon us you dont need to be reminded that the fall vegetable garden needs some attention. Now would be a good time to use some compost, preferably home-made, or well-rotted leaf mold, to beef up your soil. The more humus, the better. We can still plant some of the warm season vegetables; try a few of your favorites, referring to the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/ vh021), but make sure you have a plan in place for cool season veggies. I love broccoli and after harvesting the main head I leave my plants to grow side shoots, tender miniatures resembling the main crop, for weeks afterward. Such an easy bonus. In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! B e a p a r t Be a part o f o u r of our Y a r d S a l e Yard Sale S e c t i o n Section! Call (904) 886-4919 for more information.List your garage sale in the October issue of The CreekLine! Email: zip code, date, time and location to not? We will publicize it for FREE!


Page 34, The CreekLine • September 2014 • 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 GRE G R North Florida is the now the home of one of most successful and energetic youth soccer coaches and leaders in the United States. Sean Bubb was recently was hired as the executive director of Creeks Soccer, the third largest youth soccer organization in the State of Florida. He served as a sta coach of the University of North Carolina Charlotte from 1989 to 1992. Bubb built powerhouse clubs in North Carolina (19892005) and Texas (2005-2014). As noted by Bubb, Soccer is a great sport. The bigger picture in life is to help guide and teach the children so that they can be successful now and later in life in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue.Ž In 2011, Bubb was named National Youth Soccer Coach of the Year. This honor was presented by the NSCAA (National Social Coaches Association of America. The NSCAA has grown into the worlds largest coaches organization that serves members at every level of the game. Bubb arrived here in North Florida in the heat of the July Congratulations to Preston Shields, who took rst place at the First Coast BMX facility in the World Golf Village area. Shields raced in the Novice ve-to eight-year-old division and won two out of the three events during the night race on July 31 to claim his rst victory. Most competitors are part of a father/son or father/daughter team since the sport is one of the most fun for all ages and sizes of competitors. First Coast BMX, located at 3060 Allen Nease Road, is open to the public for practices and races. Good Deed BrigadeA true commitment to youth soccer and excellence: Sean BubbBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, founder, the Good Deed Brigade2014 summer and hit the ground running. Yes, he put on his cleats (better known in England as bootsŽ) and immediately began training with his coaching sta and the various teams engaged in a summer pre-season training program. Bubb explained, I expect both the coaches and players to not only be on time, but to be early to practice and prepared to put in a solid training at every session. A commitment to excellence is the foundation to any successful soccer program. I came to Creeks Soccer to build champions and a world class youth soccer program.Ž As part of his plans in North Florida, Bubb will be organizing and hosting tournaments and events that will bring in groups and teams from near and far. One of Bubbs goals is to make North Florida a recognized hub for other youth soccer organizations nationally and abroad. This, in turn, will be a signi“ cant economic boost for North Florida on an annual basis which will continue to grow over time. Bubb is a man who stands by his word and knows about priorities in life. He accepted the position at Creeks Soccer because of the wonderful family-oriented community of the St. Johns area. The St. Johns County School District is among the top school systems in the State of Florida. Bubb made sure that the move was not only good for him, but also for his wife (Amanda) and his two children (Zane and Chanelle). According to Bubb, There is so much potential for success right here in North Florida. I had my choice of many opportunities, but saw this one with Creeks Soccer as the best one to build a program that we all can be proud of.Ž Bubb was impressed with the entire Creeks Soccer program, sta and volunteers. As so wonderfully said by Bubb, I believe that there is a place for players of every skill level at Creeks Soccer. It is both my honor and responsibility to lead Creeks Soccer. I thank the club and St. Johns County community for welcoming my family to the area.Ž On and o the pitch (aka soccer “ eld), Sean Bubb is here to make a di erence and build upon the successes of Creeks Soccer. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please email us at or visit our Contact Us page on the o cial website, www. Do you enjoy receiving The CreekLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in The CreekLineThank

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Previously he coached two years at the YMCA of Central Florida in Orlando and “ ve years at the YMCA of Floridas First Coast in Jacksonville. Delifus also coached at the collegiate level as an assistant coach with the NCAA womens team at the University of North Florida. He graduated in 2007 from the University of North Florida with a degree in Sports Management. Delifus is a member of the Florida swimming diversity committee and has been active in the community striving to create awareness for the sport and enhancing the development of equal opportunities for those who love it. His combination of swimming knowledge and proven record of success has earned him an ASCA Level 4 certi“ cation. He has instructed all levels of swimmers and the list of their accomplishments is impressive: € Several “ rst time top-10 swimmers at both YMCA Nationals and Age Group Championships. € Six top-10 nationally ranked age-group swimmers. € Two state record holders. € The 2010 state of Florida Swimmer of the Year. € Four Olympic Trial quali“ ers. Delifuss understanding of what it takes to develop outstanding swimmers is well documented. He places a strong focus on stroke technique progressions combined with long-term strength conditioning. Everywhere hes been, hes made his swimmers better. 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