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THE CREEKLINESM SERVING THE NORTHWEST ST. JOHNS COUNTY COMMUNITY SINCE 2001 Visit our online edition at www.thecreekline.com MEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2 Volume 14, Issue 10October 2014The CreekLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats InsidePage 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Election Guide Page 13 E Pluribus Unum Page 15 Helping Hands Page 16 Project 210 Page 18 PES Boosterthon Page 19 Your Crew! Page 20 Good Deed Brigade Page 22 Students meet author Page 25 Nease Happenings Page 27 Troop 718 Page 28 Natl Merit Semi nalistsPage 30 Perfect garage sale! Page 33 Faith News Page 36 Gardening Page 37 CHS Dance Team Page 39 Fishing Report Page 40 N FL Bicycle Club Page 42 BTHS swimming Ever wondered what life was like at the beautiful Bennett Farmhouse at Alpine Groves Park back in the 1890s? Friends of Alpine Park invites you to come and nd out at the annual Old Settlers Reunion on October 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event may be all about the past, but this year the annual event is better than ever with live music, delicious food options, historic talks and demonstrations, crafters and activities for the kids! And if all of the activity leaves you yearning for some quiet time, look around at the beauty of nature and then meander down to the riverfront for kayaking courtesy of St. Johns County Recreation and Parks; bring your own kayak or borrow one of theirs and enjoy the beauty of the St. Johns as an Old Settler would have. The event is free and open to the public, but there will be food and handmade arts and crafts for sale. There will also be performances by Bob Patterson, This Frontier Needs Heroes, Canary in the Coalmine, Mrs. Kate, and Sons of the Beaches, The Nease High School Marching Band, also known as The Pride of St. Johns, is proud to announce 19 participants in our fourth annual First Coast Marching Invitational, to be held on October 18 at Nease High School. This annual fundraising event is open to the public. Mark your calendars to attend this exciting day celebrating music and movement. With most of the St. Johns County High School bands participating, as well as groups from Georgia and North and Central Florida, this will prove to be our biggest event yet with over 1,200 marching students and over 2,000 in attendance throughout the day. Neases marching band has grown by leaps and bounds over the past nine years with Michael Johnson as the band St. Johns County Recreation and Parks fall softball leagues teamed up with Betty Gri n House for a Purple Out during the co-ed games on October 6 and during the mens games on October 7 at Treaty Park. Teams and audience members honored Domestic Violence Awareness Month SJC partners with Betty Grif n House for Domestic Violence Awareness MonthThe St. Johns County co-ed softball team supports the Betty Grif n Houseby getting creative in their softball attire: purple shirts, socks, bandanas, sweatbands and even purple hair. We are so happy to have partnered with St. Johns Recreation and Parks to create awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, said Joyce Mahr, Betty Gri n House executive director. We look forward to a long working partnership. For the past 24 years, Betty Gri n House has been St. Johns Countys only domestic violence and sexual assault Old Settlers to converge on Alpine Groves Park and you are invited!By Contributing Writer Jennifer Yarbrough, Friends of Alpine Park Granny B, Beverly Fleming, educates Reunion-goers on the history of the park at last years event.Barbershop Quartet. Food will be available from Dirty Birds, Wings on the Fly and Cracker Jax BBQ. Friends of Alpine Parks mission is to share the history of the park and area with Nease hosts First Coast Marching Invitational band competitionBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Morrison, Nease Band Boostersdirector. We started o with a little over 40 members when he rst arrived at the school, to the 2014-2015 school year with over 150 marching on the eld! The band began their competition season in early October as Grand Champions of the Central Florida Marching Arts Invitational in Leesburg and are looking for another strong showing at the state competition held at the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg, Florida the Domestic Violence Awareness cont. on pg. 6 Old Settlers Reunion cont. on pg. 13 Band competition cont. on pg. 34 This issue contains your complete St. Johns County Guide to the General Election.Hear from all the candidates!See page 7
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www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 3 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ thecreeklineAt RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ thecreekline.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Community HappeningsWhats NewDo you have community or club news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: email@example.com or 886-4919. Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will hold their 2015 kicko party on Thursday, October 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at River of Life UMC, located at 2600 Race Track Road. The event will feature special guest speaker and cancer survivor, Todd Blake. Some committee positions are still open. If you are interested, please contact Event Chair Kelly Blount at Kctwinsx2@bellsouth.net. Help nish the ght! For more information, please visit www. bartramrelay.com or contact Team Development Chair Becky Kimball at 254-7325 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Aberdeen Community Fall Festival will be held on Sunday November 16 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen Clubhouse, located at 110 Flowers of Scotland Avenue in St. Johns. There will be fun- lled kids activities, holiday shopping, several different food trucks and dessert vendors! This is a great way to spend Sunday with your family. Aberdeen has hosted several family-based events and they have all been a huge success. We are looking forward to this Fall Festival and hope to see you there! You dont want to miss this event! For more information or if you are interested in being a vendor, please email AberdeenFestival@gmail.com. Mill Creek Elementary will be hosting its third annual fall carnival on Friday, October 17 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This event is open to the community. We will have bounce houses, slides, carnival games, prizes and more! The cost is $12 for the rst two students ages four through 18 and $5 for each additional student. Adults and children under the age of three are free. Cascades of World Golf Village is hosting their fourth annual Art and Craft Holiday Show on Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Cascades Amenities Center in World Golf Village, located at 400 North Legacy Trail. We have several new artists and many of your favorite artists returning with new and interesting creations to add to your holiday shopping experience! You will nd a huge variety of items including pottery, wood block prints, hand crafted cards, watercolors, acrylics, ber art, hand bags, quilted items, jewelry, Christmas items, childrens books and more. All are hand made by local artists, some nationally acclaimed. In many cases this will be the only venue o ering these items, so dont miss out. Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided. This in an indoor event rain or shine. The Nease High School boys lacrosse team will host a golf tournament at Palencia golf course on Tuesday, November 11 to bene t the varsity and junior varsity boys lacrosse teams. There will be a 12:00 noon Shot Gun Start with a four person scramble. Registration includes course fee, cart use, lunch, player welcome bags, ra e items, silent auction and awards banquet. The deadline for registration is October 17; individual players fee is $125 or $500 for a foursome. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, please visit www.neaseboyslacrosse.org/ or contact Becky Scha er at (561) 213-8957 or email rscha er1@ yahoo.com. St. Johns County has partnered with the Jacksonville Jaguars to host the second annual St. Johns County Day on October 19. Come watch Blake Bortles and your Jags take on Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. The St. Johns County Day package includes a game ticket, a tailgate party in lot TT featuring Bonos Pit Bar-B-Q, an appearance by the ROAR cheerleaders, live music and a Jacksonville Jaguars T-shirt. Kicko is at 1:00 p.m. and the tailgate party begins at 10:00 a.m. Packages start at just $50. You can reserve your seat by visiting www.jaguars.com/ stjohnscountyday and entering the password SJCDFAM to purchase tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Ryan Lohnes at 633-6300 or lohnesr@n jaguars.com. The Rotary Club of Bartram Trail and JCP CARES announce the 2014 Fruit Cove Pub Crawl, to be held on Saturday, October 25, which bene ts the local and international charities of Rotary as well as JCP CARES. Check in is between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Moon Dog Pie House in Bartram Walk and continues on, visiting establishments in and around Bartram Walk throughout the evening. The cost to sign up is $35 per person and includes an event tee-shirt and mug, drink specials, ra e prizes, a cornhole challenge and an optional 50/50 poker run. Only 150 advance purchase tickets are available, so sign up now by calling 535-8411 or visiting www.bartramtrailrotary. org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available!Whats New cont. on pg. 4 The CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to email@example.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. 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Page 4, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com 904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com (Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge) 20 Years Legal Experience Tina P. Fernandez, CPA, PLwww.tpfcpa.com 904-287-2195 Over 30 Years Experience Have Condence in Your Tax Preparation & Planning. Allow Me to Assist You. Visit www.tpfcpa.com for informative news and Tax Savings Tips. Serving the Accounting Needs of Individuals and Small Businesses by Providing Quality Service at Competitive Rates. Its no secret that the State of Florida ranked the St. Johns County School District number one in the state for the past three consecutive years. In addition, the United States Census Bureau has identi ed our residents as possessing an education level that is well above the state average with 92 percent having obtained a high school diploma and 70 percent of the adult population achieving post-secondary education. We can be proud of our educational achievements. Learning is a critical element in the makeup of our overall quality of life. There are several well-known, reputable institutions of higher learning within driving distance of St. Johns County, but have you considered what we have right here at home? Whether you are starting a new career, seeking continuing education for your current job, looking for a way to keep your mind sharp and lively or just searching for some 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@ wg.us. Also, check out www.gocivilairpatrol.com. The October general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, October 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Dorian Eng on The Art of Temari Balls. There will also be a collection for the Mandarin Food Bank. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild and www.facebook.com/allstarquilters. Helping Hands of St. Johns County in conjunction with Faith Community Church would like to you to a formal dedication of the Community Garden that bene ts the Celebration Food Bank, on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at 3450 County Road 210 West next to Cimarrone. The garden was designed and built by Ammon Burmeister as an Eagle Scout project. He expanded and improved the current garden, started by Helping Hands in the spring and fall crops have been planted. Ace Hardware at Julington Creek donated many of the plants. All produce is shared with the food bank on Roberts Road. Please join us in celebrating this worthy endeavor. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact jacqphil@aol. com for more 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 email@example.com or visitwww.rotarystjohns.org. The MOMS Club is a wonderful way to meet other stay-at-home and part-time working mothers and is a fun way for your children to socialize with other children. Mothers with children of all ages are welcome. Members for this chapter must live in the 32092 or 32095 zip codes, including all neighborhoods along the 210 corridor. We meet once a month to plan our activities for the month ahead. These business meetings are held at Faith Community Church on County Road 210. Children are welcome at all of our meetings and activities. Activities are scheduled for almost every weekday of the month and moms may attend as few or as many activities as Continued from page 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5Whats NewFrom the Commissioners Desk By Contributing Writer Rachael Bennett, Vice Chair, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, District 5Exploring St. Johns Countys educational opportunitiesskills to help with a new hobby, one of our local institutions or organizations most likely has an educational opportunity that is right for you. Flagler College, St. Johns Countys most well-known university, o ers a variety of undergraduate degrees as well as a public administration program designed with exible schedules for working professionals of all ages. The St. Johns River State College o ers professional certi cations, associate and bachelors degrees, and continuing education in a variety of topics including nursing, organizational management and early childhood education. In addition, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences provides studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthopedics and athletic training. St. Johns Countys First Coast Technical College provides vocational training for numerous careers ranging from aircraft fabrication to culinary arts. The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is nationally recognized and o ers a full academic schedule for K-12 students as well as online courses, career development and o ers sign language classes for adults. In addition, the St. Johns County School District sponsors community education classes that o er instruction in arts and crafts, world languages, music, health and tness and computers and technology. Our local libraries are alive with a fantastic range of educational opportunities for all ages. The classes and workshops are always new and fresh and full of people who love to learn. Because we recognize and honor our seniors, our Council on Aging provides a wide range of classes from computer basics to chair aerobics; from travel programs to classes on various legal topics. The St. Johns County Sheri s and Fire/Rescue departments have teamed with our COA to provide information to seniors on safety matters, fall prevention and avoiding scams aimed at elders. When I was a child, my mother and my grandmother taught me the beauty and joy that learning brings, no matter what the age or how busy our lives seem to be. It is important for us, as a community, to continually foster new educational opportunities for our residents to ensure we remain a vibrant, evolving, and progressive community. All of us, and especially those who continually seek new learning opportunities to enrich their lives, have wonderful opportunity here in St. Johns County. I am a believer in the importance of education and of the love of learning in general. One of my goals as a commissioner is to do all that I can to increase the range and depth of educational opportunities available to us, our families and our children. Curiosity is a wonderful character attribute and learning is the icing on the cake. Enjoy! Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME! Dr. William H. EdeneldLicensed Clinical & School Psychologist, Board Certied Fellow & Diplomate, ABMPP Over 40 Years Experience in: www.PsychologistInJacksonville.com SCHOOL GIFTED PROGRAM EVALUATIONS Let me preface my article this month by saying that I am absolutely supportive of educational accountability. Though I did not and do not like the punishments and unfunded requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, I appreciate the fact that it made us as a school district look at subgroups of children and how they are performing. That closer look allows us to identify which students need more educational support and helps us understand exactly what skills are missing or lacking. Similar things can be said of Floridas FCAT testing. In recent days, much conversation has been had across the state about the volume of testing that is now in place for our children. No longer are they simply given the FCAT, but now every grade level has state mandated and district created interim testing to measure progress over time. This, in itself, is not a bad thing. If de cits can be identi ed before the formal assessment in the spring and supports can be they like. 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 sanmoms@ gmail.com or visit www.sanmomsclub.weebly.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, October 14, Tuesday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The group will crochet or knit blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Cant come to any of the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the Reference Desk in the library and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop o completed blankets and any yarn youd like to donate during regular library hours. For additional information, please call the Reference Desk at 8276960. 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. Call to Artists: The Art Studio, located at 370 A1A Boulevard in St. Augustine Beach, will have a juried art show on November 7, 2014. Take-in dates for art work will be: Sunday, October 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Monday, October 27 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The cost per entry for members is $10 with a maximum of three entries, while the cost per entry for nonmembers is $20 with a maximum of three entries. For more information and open studio hours for The Art Studio, please visit our website beachartstudio.com or contact Diane Bennett at 460-9256. 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.Whats New cont. on pg. 6 Continued from page 4Whats Newput in place to enable students to learn the skills they need at that grade level, additional testing is valuable; however, this process has expanded to the point where many days and portions of days are devoted to testing rather than instruction. Our school board has had many discussions lately about the impact on student learning of what we consider excessive testing. In response, our district is seeking to decrease district level testing to a more reasonable level, whenever possible. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the tests that we give our children are state, not district, mandated. Another area of concern for our board is the rapid move to online testing, without an option of paper and pencil tests for students who need them. Most concerning, especially among elementary grades, is the new requirement that fth grade writing assessments be taken online. Most fth graders are not pro cient in keyboarding skills, so their performance on a timed writing test will likely be negatively a ected by this requirement. One of the most impactful testing requirements is the administration of end of course (EOC) examinations at every grade level and in every subject. Even kindergarten students will be required to take seven EOC tests. Our district is mandated to provide over 500 separate EOC exams for our students. The development of these tests requires countless hours of sta time, not to mention the security measures that must be in place to prevent cheating. In my opinion, these EOC exams are very much in excess. Teachers are fully capable to assessing whether their kindergarten or third or even seventh grade students are mastering the material taught without the added mandate of an EOC exam. In addition to the cost involved, the actual administration of all these tests rob the students and teachers of instructional time. Finally, our board is very concerned about the administration of the new Florida Standards Assessment and the high stakes impact of it. The test, which is still being developed and has not been normed nor eld tested (except in Utah), will be used for the calculation of school grades, teacher performance and whether third graders are retained or 10th graders meet graduation requirements. Our district, along with almost every other, has asked that the impact of the new test be held in abeyance for at least one year while cut scores are established and both teachers and students get accustomed to the format of the new test. When FCAT was implemented several years ago, the scores did not count for these things until the third year of administration. Thus far, the State Board of Education has been adamant that the new test will count fully the rst year of administration, even though the cut scores will not be established until after the test has been administered and scores established. The argument that has been made is that we in Florida do not want to move backward in our accountability program. I believe that holding school grades, third grade retention, 10th grade graduation requirement and teacher performance data in abeyance for one to three years will give a much more accurate picture of student performance, rather than adjustment to a new test and testing format. As our board developed its Legislative Agenda for this year, these concerns were among our priorities. We will continue to work with the Legislature, the State Board of Education and the Department of Education to mitigate the unforeseen impact of testing requirements in Florida. As always, thank you for your commitment to public education. If I may serve you in any way, please contact me at Beverly.Slough@stjohns.k12. .us. The CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 6, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com The Sheriff ReportsBy Contributing Writer David B. Shoar, St. Johns County Sheriff 904.824.9402 cananlaw.com Were Expanding WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF OUR SECOND LOCATION: 2245 CR 210 West St. Johns, FL 32259 ST. AUGUSTINE LOCATION: 1030 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 CRIMINAL & FAMILY LAW Buy A Business John SerbCertied Business Intermediary www.FirstCoastBizBuySell.com Call 904-613-2658 for a Condential No-Cost Valuation & Consultation A 92-year-old woman receives a call that she was the winner of $2,000,000, but that she needs to send two checks totaling $8,500 to pay for hotel rooms for the camera crew and that it needed to be a surprise for her family and not to tell anyone. Before a relative discovered the scam, the victim was out one check of $2,500 but was able to stop the second one. A 73-year-old man received an email which stated he was selected to be a mystery shopper. He received a check in the amount of over $1,900 which he deposited and then was to purchase three Green Dot Money Pac cards from WalMart for $500 each and keep the rest. The victim did as he was told and then discovered a week later that the check had bounced and $1,500 had been deducted from his account. A 71-year-old woman met a male through an e-commerce website and although she explained how she had fallen on hard times and was about to lose her home, the man convinced her to Money Gram $5,000 to a woman in Africa with the promise of being repaid. A 60-year-old woman received a call from someone posing as an IRS agent who claimed she owed nearly $3,000 in back taxes and if it wasnt paid she would be arrested. She was told to purchase a Green Dot Card and deposit $2,900 into the account which she did immediately. These creeps then called back and said she owed an additional $1,500. She again went to the store to purchase the card when the clerk advised she had been scammed. A 67-yearold woman met a male through the internet who was going to come meet her. A week later he claimed he had run out of money and was stuck in Malaysia. He convinced the woman to withdraw $20,000 and deposit into two accounts at another bank. Two days later he asked for an additional $5,000 which he promised would be paid back after he signs a contract for $8,000,000. What these ve victims have in common is that they are all St. Johns County residents and all have been scammed in the last ve months. So for this month, I would like to address a topic of concernthat being fraud against our elderly. Of more than 159,000 registered voters in St. Johns County, over 78,000 are currently age 51 or older and over 47,000 are currently age 61 or older, according to records obtained from the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections. As in other parts of the state, with the arrival of the baby boomer generation, we look for St. Johns County to continue to grow our population of senior citizens. Because retired adults between the ages of 65 and 85 control over 70 percent of the nations wealth, according to the National Center on Elder Abuse and many of those people do not realize the true value of their assets, seniors are likely targets of a category of criminal activity referred to as Elder Fraud. Elder fraud can be loosely described as any nancially motivated crime where the perpetrator intentionally misleads or The Garden Club of Switzerland is holding its October meeting at the Bartram Trail Library on Thursday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The featured speaker will be Malea Guiriba from Hastings Pie in the Sky farm-to-family initiative that brings local farm-fresh produce to families, including those in the Fruit Cove area. Be our guest and learn about your local options for fresh and healthy eating and enjoy a sampling of foods. Please visitwww.switzerlandgc. org for meeting details and membership information. Discover how you can enjoy a yard that requires little water, fertilizer and pesticides when you landscape with Florida native plants on October 16 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center, located at 3111 Agricultural Center Drive in St. Augustine. Learn about the bene ts of native plants and proper management of typical pests that you encounter in your yard with Renee Stambaugh, native plant consultant; Beverly Fleming, nature columnist; and Jesse Howley, ecological and sustainability consultant. Howley, an expert on community conservation, will educate and encourage you to become stewards of vibrant, healthy places for all of natures creations. An organizational meeting will be held for the Ladies Flag Football League (Ancient City Sports) on Monday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Park in the meeting room above the concession stand. The season runs from January to March. Games are played Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Plantation Park on Race Track Road. Games are played seven on seven. Ladies ag football aims to provide fun, fair and family friendly ag football for women in the St. Johns area. The game is designed as a recreational outlet for women 24 (Sugar Division) and 21 years and older (Spice Division). This non-contact version of the game allows women of all skill level to enjoy the sport! Teams are made up of recruited friends and family members. Anyone interested will be put in contact with teams needing players. For more information, please contact Jim Ed Williams, SJC Director, at 945-0696 or visit https://ladies agfootball.shutter y.com/. TOPS (Take O Pounds Sensibly) is an international weight loss club; our Chapter TOPS #FL493, St. Augustine meets every Wednesday at the old Colee Cove Fire Station, located at 9105 County Road 13 North. We meet at 8:30 a.m. to weigh in and the meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. National dues are only $28 a year, chapter dues are only $4 a month. We have weekly programs prepared from material sent to us by TOPS, Inc. Your rst meeting is free, come and check us out! For more information, please call Sara Weaver at 940-7528 or Bobbi Culbreth at 824-2466.Continued from page 5Whats NewElder scamsdeceives an elderly person in order to gain access to the victims assets for their own use. The problem with the description is that there is really no exact age that makes a person elderly or senior, therefore statistics and instances of this crime are hard to track. In addition to physical age, elder also describes a person in terms of bodily health and ability to functionfor example, debilitating memory loss or loss of mobility. Typically there is no lone indicator of nancial exploitation; however, there are several recognizable warning signs. Some include a new purported love interest or best friend, a caregiver who seems to demand a lot of control over decisions, sudden changes in mood or behavior such as depression or sadness, signs of neglect, possessions disappearing, inexplicable nancial transactions, ATM usage, checks or credit card transactions including the appearance of suspicious signatures on documents, large purchases of needless home repairs, or poor explanations about speci c nancial questions where the elder person does not comprehend nancial arranges that have been made for them. In addition, we get reports regularly that target the elderly of a relative, such as a grandson, that is incarcerated in another country and needs money to bail him out. Often times the victim is so upset they obtain a money order and send it to the suspects without checking with other family members to determine if it is true. If you know of someone who could become a victim of elder fraud, please take the time to educate them or warn them of potential scams. Be sure to advise them to contact someone they trust before obtaining a money card or check for any number of potential scams. If you suspect that someone you know has been scammed, please report this to your local law enforcement agency or here at the Sheri s O ce. For us in law enforcement, it is essential that we continue to follow-up with the victims of these devastating crimes after the case is closed. At the St. Johns County Sheri s O ce, we are committed to a referral network of community programs and to ensure that our victims advocates remain available to help. Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions for future columns at email@example.com. Thank you for taking the time to read this important column and stay safe.safety shelter. The organization o ers shelter assistance, counseling and transitional support for women, children and men. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic vio-Home Energy & Water Evaluation Kit Workshop Sat., Oct. 25 10:30 a.m. JEA, the Green Team Project and St. Johns County Public Libraries have partnered to o er free Home Energy and Water Evaluation Kits for checkout with your library card. Attend this free workshop to learn ways to use your energy more e ciently and save money. Registration is required: http:// www.greenteamproject. org/event-1753689. Continued from page 1Domestic Violence Awareness lence or sexual assault, please contact the Betty Gri n House Crisis Hotline at 824-1555. For more information, please visit www.bettygri nhouse.org. Happy Fall!From your friends atThe CreekLine
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 7 ALISON GOLAN For Julington Creek CDD Seat 1 To learn more about me, visit my website and read my blog: www.golanjcp.com With over 20 years of experience in public relations, Ive worked with technology startups and Fortune 500 companies, bringing people together to collaborate toward a common goal. If elected, I will bring these same essential skills to the CDD board for the good of all residents in JCP. Lets start listening and working together! Business OwnerMomWife General Election Guide 2014Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. The CreekLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in St. Johns County: How and where to register to vote: To register to vote in St. Johns County, you must be a United States citizen, be a legal resident of St. Johns County, be 18 years old (you may pre-register if you are 17), not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated, with respect to voting in Florida or any other state, not have been convicted of a felony in Florida or any other state without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You may apply for voter registration by submitting a Florida Voter Registration Application Form to your Supervisor of Elections o ce. You may also call the Supervisor of Elections o ce at 823-2238 for an application to be mailed to you or for the location of a registration site convenient to you. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is not length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 days before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election. Election dates: The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. (Voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary. Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Municipal, Judicial and School Board elections are non-partisan in St. Johns County. Early voting: Registered voters may vote at any of the Early Voting Sites within St. Johns County. Early Voting dates for the November 4 General Election are October 20 through November 1. When voting in person you are required to provide current and valid photo and signature ID. If you dont have proper ID, you must vote a provisional ballot. Early voting locations include the Supervisor of Elections O ce in St. Augustine, the Julington Creek Annex Conference Room, located at 725 Flora Branch Boulevard and the Ponte Vedra and Southeast Branch Libraries. For a complete list of early voting locations, as well as maps and directions, please visit www.votesjc.com. Absentee voting: Absentee voting is a service o ered by the Supervisor of Elections for registered voters who wish to vote in the comfort of their homes or those who may be away from St. Johns County. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali ed, registered St. Johns County voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may be requested in person, by telephone, by fax, by mail, by email or through our website. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, According to St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes, ballots in the November General Election will contain retention questions on seven judges of the 5th district court of appeal. These votes will require a yes or no answer. But what does that mean and why are you being asked to vote on judges? According to the Guide for Florida Voters, put together by the Florida Bar Association, Florida law requires Florida Supreme Court justices and appeals court judges to be placed on the ballot in non-partisan elections every six years so voters can determine whether the judges or justices should remain on their courts for another six-year term. These are called merit retention elections and about one third of the states 61 appeals court judges, including the seven from the 5th district court of appeals, will be on the November ballot. There are no Supreme Court justices on the ballot this year. It is important to note that the appearance of a judge or justice on the ballot does not indicate anything about his or her performance or actions as a judge. A yes vote means you want the judge or justice to remain on the court for another six-year term, while a no vote means you want the judge or justice to be removed from the What you need to know about voting in St. Johns CountySt. Johns County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Polling locations: Your voter identi cation card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you move within the county, you must vote in your new precinct. Florida law requires voters to provide both picture and signature identi cation prior to voting in person. Take some form of identi cation bearing your signature and photo, such as a Florida drivers license or United States passport, to the polling place with you. If you do not have proper identi cation, you must vote a provisional ballot. For more information about voting, please visit the St. Johns Countys Supervisor of Elections website at www.votesjc.com. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!Why are voters asked to vote on judges?By Martie Thompsoncourt. The majority of voters decides whether the judge or justice remains on the court. The judges or justices do not have opponents in this election; they are not running against anyone or each other. The governor appoints judges or justices from lists submitted by Judicial Nominating Commissions, which screen candidates and make recommendations based on the merits of applicants. Newly appointed judges go on the ballot for the rst time within two years after appointment; if the voters retain them, they then go on the ballot again every six years. Merit retention elections are non-partisan, meaning the candidates appear on the ballot without reference to any political party. Florida law requires judicial election to be nonpartisan in order to preserve impartiality. Biographies of the judges and justices are available on their courts websites, which are accessible through www. oridabar.org/thevotesinyourcourt. There you can also nd complete records of the judges decisions and also court arguments, which are webcast live and archived on this website in order to help you with your voting decision. For additional information, please visit www.votesjc.com or www. oridabar.org.Learn More!Constitutional Amendments e following are the three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that will appear on the November General Election ballot: 1) Water and Land Conservation dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands2) Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions 3) Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial VacanciesVisit www.votesjc.com and election.dos.state. .us/ and follow the links for 2014 Constitutional Amendments to learn more about both sides of each issue. Election Day November 4, 2014
Page 8, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com GENERAL ELECTION November 4th OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN ST JOHNS COUNTY 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 823-2238 www.votesjc.com Vote by Mail From the convenience of your home Avoid lines on Election Day CALL Request Absentee Ballot CLICK www.votesjc.com MAIL Your Request VISIT Our Ofce Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is October 29th at 5 PM. Your voted absentee ballot is due in the Elections Ofce no later than 7 PM on election day. If it is late, it will not count. If mailing your ballot, local delivery takes 2-3 days. Want to drop off your ballot? Use one of our convenient Absentee Ballot Drop-off locations at your local library or Tax Collectors Ofce. For a complete listing of locations, dates and times the red drop boxes are available, visit www.votesjc.com ON OUR WEBSITE www.votesjc.com REMINDER Please have current & valid Photo & If you dont have proper ID, you must vote a provisional ballot. HOW TO MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT You must completely ll in the oval for your vote to count. Any other mark may not be read by the scanner. CORRECT INCORRECT INCORRECT 4455AASit101 Voting Assistance/Accessible Voting Equipment tAll polling places are accessible to persons with disabilities and are equipped with accessible voting equipment with an audio ballot feature. Are you ELECTION Ready?H Vote: Its Your Choice! DATES~ October 20th November 1st HOURS Daily 8 AM 6 PM EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 Polls are open 7 AM 7 PM When voting on Election Day you MUST vote at the precinct of your legal residence. ELECTION DAY KNOW WHERE TO VOTE BEFORE YOU GO For additional information visit our website by scanning the QR code with your smart phone, visit www.votesjc.com or call the Elections Ofce at (904) 823-2238. We are here to serve you. Please visit our ofce, call or use our online forms and resources to help you prepare for Election Day. VOTEEARLY!HH H Supervisor of Elections Ofce St. Augustine Beach City Hall Southeast Branch Library Hastings Town Hall Julington Creek Annex Ponte Vedra Branch Library ABSENTEE
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 9 General Election Guide 2014In advance of the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 4, The CreekLine invited each of the candidates for United States Representative District 6; State Senator District 6; State Representative District 17; St. Johns County Commissioner District 4; and Community Development District candidates in the NW St. Johns County area to submit a statement for this special election section. The content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 250 words. No substantive editing of the statements took place. Each statement was provided and approved by the candidate and is printed in its entirety. Ron DeSantis, Republican Candidate for United States Representative, District 6 If elected, I will: Lead by example to reform Congress. I declined my congressional pension, support term limits and authored an amendment requiring Congress to live under the same laws as the people. Promote economic growth and scal responsibility. The economy would grow faster if Congress reduced bureaucracy and red tape, reformed the tax code and balanced the budget. My HERO act will de ate the college tuition bubble and provide opportunities for students to pursue apprenticeships and vocational education in addition to traditional brick-and-ivy universities. Secure the border and stop Obamas amnesty. A great nation must ensure the territorial integrity of its borders. President Obamas plan to enact mass amnesty by executive at is unconstitutional and must be stopped. It will fuel more illegal immigration, will be unfair to legal immigrants, and will lower wages and increase unemployment for U.S. workers. Bar terrorists from entering our country. Americans who join terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda have turned their backs on our country. They should not be allowed back into our country and should have their passports revoked. Stop ObamaCare and replace it with pro-patient reforms. ObamaCare was passed using massive deception and has failed to lower health care costs for the American people. It will do great damage if allowed to be fully implemented. Defund the IRS. The IRS abused its authority by targeting Americans citizens for their political and religious beliefs. It must be held accountable. David Cox, Democrat Candidate for United States Representative, District 6 Did not submit a statement. John Thrasher, Republican Candidate for State Senator, District 6 As a Florida Senate District 6 candidate, I am committed to continuing to reduce government waste and spending, improve our education system and grow our job base. As a member of the 2014 Legislature, I worked hard to assist in developing and approving a balanced budget that delivers funding to critical state needs, provides key statewide investments and brings tax relief to Floridians. The state budget also provided speci c enhancements for our region. Our district will continue to see a commitment from me to provide funding to high-growth school districts and investment in water cleanup projects for the St. Johns River. Our area will also bene t from funds appropriated for the preservation and restoration of historic properties in St. Augustine, essential funding for educational institutions and expansion of water resources and water quality. I also sponsored and gained approval of statewide public policy measures, including greater protections from fraud and identity theft; nursing home reforms that clari es claims procedures and keeps the focus and priority on the well-being of our elders; and, a bill I worked on at the request of local citizens, that will bring balance to the vacation rental industry by protecting property rights and home rule authority. As a father of three and grandfather to eight, the future of our local community and state is of great importance to me, so they have a secure environment to live, work and play. I encourage you to get out and vote on November 4. Kathleen Trued, Democrat Candidate for State Senator, District 6 I am running for Senate Seat 6 to restore fair-minded tax, education and human rights laws to our taxpayers. As a former public school teacher, I know that all teachers in Florida should meet the same high standards. Today, Floridas private and charter schools dont have to meet the standards that public schools do. Tallahassee has also unfairly replaced the evaluation of public school teachers outside of fair evaluations. Florida corporations can avoid paying state taxes into the public co ers by diverting that money into a fund for scholarships to charter schools and to students in private schools and religious schools, channeling the money through a private foundation, which makes a pro t o the public tax monies. The federal government would return to us $51 billion of our own tax money so Florida can expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to an additional 700,000 Floridians. These folks are our service workers in minimum wage jobs and on the front line of helping others. My opponent, incumbent Sen. John Thrasher, has been chosen to be FSUs next president. When he then quits the Senate, it will cost Florida taxpayers $1,150,000 for a new special election. As Thrasher resigns and is identi ed by the Board of Regents and the next FSU president, an unknown, selected by Gov. Scott, someone no voter in District 6 has chosen, will be your new Senator. I am committed to serving the full four years as your elected state Senate from our District 6. Greg Feldman, No Party Afliation Candidate for State Senator, District 6 As a career law enforcement o cer I learned very early the value of listening to all sides of an issue in order to make an informed decision. I will bring that same perspective to the Florida Senate. As the elected representative of the people from District 6, it will be my duty to listen to the needs and wishes of my constituents and then vote accordingly, regardless of personal feelings. Many of my objectives and values can be found in depth on the campaign website, where you will see my plan to review the entire tax structure for state government with a goal of reducing your tax burden by streamlining and eliminating unnecessary and archaic taxes, in addition to ensuring that these revenues are appropriated and spent according to their statutory authority. You will also see my goal of reducing the number of laws and regulations in this state by requiring every statute enacted, other than criminal and tra c, to have an automatic sunset review to guarantee that obsolete laws are stricken in a timely fashion. You will also see my unwavering support for small businesses in the face of excessive government regulation. As a candidate with No Party A liation I am not beholden to a party standard. I am free to absolutely represent the people of the district, and not special interests. Help me to show everyone that our campaign slogan, Putting People Before Parties, is not just a tag line, but a new way forward in Tallahassee. Ronald Doc Renuart, Republican Candidate for State Representative District 17 I am Representative Ronald Doc Renuart, a physician, proud veteran and your State Legislator. It has been a tremendous honor to represent St. Johns County in the Florida Legislature these last six years. I share the same conservative principals held by our founding fathers including limited government and more personal responsibility. Since being elected in 2008, I have fought for lower taxes, smaller government and greater protections for our individual freedoms. I have passed legislation protecting students, veterans and patients. My pro-business voting record has been recognized in each of the last six years by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Florida. I am pro-life and strongly support the second amendment. I am a fth generation Floridian. Since 1994, I have practiced internal medicine in St. Johns County. In 2005, I was appointed to the State Medicaid Committee by Governor Jeb Bush. In 2010, I retired after 20 years of decorated service as a full Colonel with the Florida Army National Guard. I proudly served our country in the war on terrorism with two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. My wife Tamara and I live in St. Johns County. We have seven children, all educated through public schools. Six of our children hold Bachelors degrees from State Universities and the youngest is pursuing a college degree. I will continue working hard to represent the citizens of St. Johns County and I humbly ask for your vote. If you like this DoctorYou can keep this Doctor.Voters Bill of RightsVote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the of cial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast. An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question. If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections of cers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections of cers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast. Meet your local candidatesRebecca Sharp, No Party Afliation Candidate for State Representative District 17 Did not submit a statement. John Jay H. Morris, Republication Candidate for the St. Johns County Commission, District 4 I am a highly decorated Vietnam combat pilot. My family has owned a home in Ponte Vedra Beach since 1977 and my wife and I have two sons and six grandchildren. I have a masters degree in nance and a strong nancial and business background, having taken a $50 million NASDAQ company and built it into a multi-billion dollar NYSE company in my 22 years with RPM International, Inc. I became your County Commissioner, District 4 in 2010 and have served as the boards chairman for the past two years. Since then, your commission has brought many new commercial/ industrial businesses into the county and 3,777 new jobs over the past year. The unemployment rate has been cut almost by half and St. Johns County is #5 in the nation in job creation. Our county has the second lowest tax rate in Florida. We have made St. Johns County among the strongest nancially in the state and Standard and Poors recently increased our rating by two levels, from AAto AA+. We have also added $10 million to the county reserves over the past year, bringing it to $47 Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 10
Page 10, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com General Election Guide 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 www.garidental.com Voter ResponsibilitiesFamiliarize himself or herself with the candidates and issues. Maintain with the of ce of the Supervisor of Elections a current address. Know the location of his or her polling place and its hours of operation. Bring proper identi cation to the polling station. Familiarize himself or herself with the operation of the voting equipment in his or her precinct. Treat precinct workers with courtesy. Respect the privacy of other voters. Report any problems or violation of election laws to the Supervisor of Elections. Ask questions, if needed. Make sure that his or her completed ballot is correct before leaving the polling station. Continued from page 9 Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 11Candidate Statementsmillion. I would like to continue serving the county as your commissioner for one more term so that I can continue to help bring in high-quality, good-paying jobs to St. Johns County, to maintain nancial stability and strength, to continue to promote smart growth and to keep taxes low! I ask for your continued support and for your vote. Merrill Paul Roland, Republican Candidate for St. Johns County Commissioner, District 4 Did not submit a statement. Dennis Clarke, Bob Ziminski, Harriet Sue Clarke and Beth Fore, Candidates for Aberdeen CDD, Seats 1 and 3 None of these candidates submitted a statement. Tim Brownlee, Candidate for Durbin Crossing CDD, Seat 3 I retired from New Jersey with my wife, Susan, to Durbin Crossing in December of 2009. Before retiring, I was the Treasurer for ICI Americas, which was the U.S. subsidiary of the multi-billion dollar Imperial Chemicals Incorporated, better known as ICI (not the home builder). Prior to being Treasurer for ICI, I was the Director of Financial Services for National Starch and Chemicals Corporation. I have a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University and a MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Susan and I have two sons. Our older son, Ryan, is serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, is married and is stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Our younger son, Christopher, is also married and has been employed at Yellowstone National Park for the past four years. As a retired nancial executive, I have the experience and nancial acumen needed to serve the Durbin Crossing community. As a board member, my commitment to the community will be to represent the best interests of the residents with a thorough and conscientious review of all matters brought to the board. My background in nance gives me the knowledge needed to evaluate the many complex nancial matters brought to the board for approval. Over the past four years I have been an active participant in almost all CDD meetings. I look forward to serving the Durbin Crossing community and ask for your vote. Bradley Gordon, Candidate for Durbin Crossing CDD, Seat 3 My name is Bradley S. Gordon and I am running for the Durbin Crossing CDD Board of Supervisors to continue the great work already done making Durbin Crossing the best place to live and raise a family. My wife, daughter and I have lived in Durbin Crossing for four years. I am a dedicated runner and cyclist who enjoys being out in the community, spending time with my family and neighbors. With many years of experience in management and as an attorney, I have developed a strong work ethic and drive along with the ability to listen and communicate with people. I currently represent St. Johns County as a Board of County Commissioners appointed member of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee. What makes this neighborhood great is the sense of community which makes its residents feel like part of a larger family. Neighbors are active and engaged with each other and are willing to lend a helping hand making sure others are safe and well. If elected, it will be my primary goal to see that every voice is heard and every idea carefully considered to protect and encourage the high quality of life and sense of community that make Durbin Crossing the best place to call home. Alison Golan, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 1 Im running for the JCP CDD to ensure Julington Creek Plantation is a family-friendly, vibrant community not just today, but for many years to come. I am a wife, mother and small business owner. Our family has lived in JCP for over 10 years; we love the community, the schools and the opportunities for our kids to be involved in sports. A tness enthusiast, I enjoy running, rollerblading, snowboarding and playing tennis. With 20 plus years of experience in marketing, I am a successful public relations consultant. Every day I work with executives from startups to Fortune 500 companies. One of the reasons for my success is my expertise in bringing people together to collaborate toward a common goal. Im convinced our CDD is broken and only by working together can we x it. With e ective leadership, we can have a top-notch tness facility and a beautifully maintained community without raising taxes. To ensure that the recreation center is viable for the future, we must keep assessments and user fees low, while enhancing popular programs that meet the diverse needs of all our residents. The key to achieving this type of win-win scenario is to work together to diligently review operations and services making certain we are operating programs in a businesslike manner. If you elect me, I will advocate for all residents. I will actively seek your opinions, welcome your expertise and support your needs. Together, we can move forward to ensure JCP continues to be a top-rated community. Wiley Page, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 1 A native Floridian born in Pensacola Florida, Wiley and his family have been residents of Julington Creek Plantation since 2002. He and wife, Beth, have two daughters. Wiley has a B.S. in Economics from Florida State University and a Masters in Public Administration from West Florida. With 24 years of experience in urban and regional transportation planning, he started his professional career with the West Florida Regional Planning Council in Pensacola. He then joined the engineering rm he is with today. In 2002, he relocated to this area from Tallahassee charged with creating a transportation planning group in Northeast Florida. After successfully guiding that expansion and then throughout Florida, he was recently named head of transportation planning for the eastern United States and currently leads 35 professionals with projects totaling over $10 million. Wiley has coached CAA girls soccer for six years, is the chief of two Indian Princess groups for fathers and daughters, plays on several adult tennis teams and belongs to a local Jeep club known for community service including support of the Wounded Warriors Association and the local Veterans Farm. Hes also an active member of Mandarin Presbyterian. With Wiley You Can Expect: Maximizing community amenities while minimizing costs; Maintaining high service levels at CDD facilities; Expanding opportunities for all JCP residents at CDD facilities; A common sense approach to managing CDD business; and Open, fair and cordial discussion of all matters brought before the CDD board. Tom Chambers, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 3 I am a husband, father, active church member and a 13-year JCP resident. As a small business owner I understand the value of a dollar and the value created by having great recreation facilities in our community. My opponent and the current CDD leadership have created an unsustainable nancial situation, which puts our recreation facilities and our communitys future at risk. I endorse a path that ensures a responsible CDD budget, eliminates wasteful spending, ensures ethical contractor bidding, sound cash management and prohibits any possible deceit and corruption. Help me take back our CDD and operate in a more familyfriendly and e cient manner to better utilize resources. I promise an open door and a commitment to transparency. Nina Kannatt-Gapinski, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 3 I am seeking re-election to Seat 3 of the Board of Supervisors. It is a privilege and an honor to serve the residents of JCP as the chairperson. The CDD is scally sound with a balanced budget. During my tenure, assessments have been reduced or remained stable while providing innovative services and successful programs responsive to the needs of our community. We continue to maintain our facilities and provide quality services while also striving to obtain the best value for your assessment dollars. JCP has the lowest assessments in the area with the best amenities. I have lived in JCP and followed CDD operations since 2000. My family uses the recreation facilities daily, which allows me to continuously observe and interact with community members and facility employees and be aware of activities at our Recreation Center. Julington Creek Plantation is a great place to live and
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 11 General Election Guide 2014 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ronald Renuart, Republican, for State Representative, District 17 Candidate Statements cont. on pg. 12 Continued from page 10Candidate StatementsI want to keep it that way! Our facilities ensure the continued success of our community, sustain our quality of life and keep us a premier community with strong property values. We should continue to o er a variety of activities for all segments of our community. My goal continues to be considering the best interests of the overall community and providing the best services at the best value. If you want the CDD to continue with its current vision and path by providing outstanding amenities and services, then please vote for me as I will continue to serve with responsible, respectful and rational leadership. Dan Rogerson, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 4 The JCP CDD needs a positive, conscientious leader who knows how to protect our money, facilities and recreational amenities while balancing the interests of everyone in the community. As a director of nance with 30 years of business experience working for Fortune 500 companies and the former president of a condominium homeowners association, I can bring practical experience, integrity and scal responsibility to the board of supervisors. Since my family moved to Julington Creek Plantation in 2001, weve seen our annual assessments rise from $489 to $830 before falling back to $727 in recent years. With a ve-member board, it only takes three votes to raise our taxes in order to fund the majoritys personal priorities. The board shouldnt have this kind of unchecked power. We can retain the wonderful amenities we enjoy today without unnecessarily charging everyone for facilities and programs that many do not use. By eliminating excessive overhead and working to make activities more self-su cient, its possible to create a more responsible mix of CDD assessments and user fees. I have no expectation of personal gain and will refuse compensation for serving on the board. If required to accept it, Ill donate it to charity. But most importantly, I want to involve more residents in decision-making processes and will welcome all points of view. After all, its our community. Remember, elections have consequences and you can make a di erence. Thank you for your vote on November 4 and I look forward to serving my Julington Creek neighbors. Dawn Ross, Candidate for Julington Creek Plantation CDD, Seat 4 I am excited about the prospect of serving this community as a member of the Julington Creek Plantation CDD Board of Supervisors. Our Recreational Facilities are a vital part of our community. It is important that we recognize the positive impact they have on our property values, sense of community and health of our families. We need strong strategic leadership focused on ensuring our Recreation Center is providing value to our community. I bring over 20 years of nancial services experience with Citibank to the board that includes an extensive background in business analysis and project management. My nancial and project management leadership skills will be strong assets for the board. If elected, I will bring cost-e ective solutions that will ensure our Recreational Facilities are a highly valued, prosperous xture in our community. Since moving to River Oaks Plantation in 2011, I quickly became involved in the community by volunteering on numerous committees at Hickory Creek Elementary, being Team Mom for my sons sports teams and organizing monthly tennis social events. I love this area and am committed to working tirelessly to keep it one of the most sought after places to live in NE Florida. Howard Entman, Candidate for Marshall Creek (Palencia) CDD, Seat 1 Although the board meets formally only once each month, board membership is not a casual undertaking. There are signi cant matters coming before the board. Board members should have ample uncommitted time to devote to these endeavors. I have the education, experience, proven accomplishment and available time to represent our community on the Marshall Creek CDD board. Education: Georgia Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, 1964; Northwestern University, Master of Business Administration, 1965; University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1990. Work experience: First National Bank of Chicago, 1967-1975, Vice President and Division Head handling complex nancial transactions for major corporate accounts; Crocker National Bank, A California bank with 360 branches, 1975-1978, Vice President and Director of Operations Services, including real estate, electronic data centers, insurance, purchasing and security; Memphis Aviation, Inc., A national general aviation aircraft dealer, 1978-1984, President; Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, A hospital chain in the Mid-South, 1990-1995, Chief resident elected to two senior councils of the American Medical Association; MidSouth Radiology Associates, 19952010, Chief radiologist at several hospitals in the Methodist Hospital group and elected treasurer of the Memphis-Shelby County Medical Society. Having recently retired, I can devote both time and focus to the needs of our community. I have a track record of accomplishments achieved by combining education, experience and the ability to help groups reach consensus. I can have a positive impact on the operation of the Marshall Creek CDD board. Karen Haseltine, Candidate for Marshall Creek (Palencia) CDD, Seat 1 It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I respectfully submit my application to serve on the Marshall Creek CDD. In my professional life, I received a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma where I proceeded to enter private practice. I have enjoyed the experience of being a small business owner since the early 90s. I have also enjoyed participation in my four childrens Parent Association programs with The Bolles School serving as Vice Chair and Chair over the past several years. I have equally enjoyed my most recent business venture, the Piranhas Swim Team, a non for pro t organization based in Palencia that o ers USA, Developmental, Summer and Master swimming programs. I am keenly familiar with management procedures such as business incorporation, bylaws, strategic planning, nancial processes and budgeting requirements. I also have experience in dealing with exercise facility operation, equipment purchasing and general operating procedures. I believe I bring a common sense approach to problem solving and I follow a set of values which has helped me succeed in my past experiences. I believe I can make a signi cant contribution to the Marshall Creek CDD and look forward to the challenge. I will serve the community with dependability, integrity and distinction. Glen Hampton, Candidate for Marshall Creek (Palencia) CDD, Seat 2 Raised in Macon, Georgia, I have been a St. Augustine, Florida resident for over 15 years. I am proud to call Palencia my home since October of 2012. Since 2003, I have built a successful business, a consulting rm for strategic business management, account management and human resources solutions catering to small rms in the Northeast Florida region. As a previous board member of condominium associations and a current Vice President board member of Villas of Augustine Island Association, whenever I am asked to make any decisions about our community, I look at any issue to be a positive and fair outcome for the very people I serve.Learn More!Constitutional Amendments e following are the three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that will appear on the November General Election ballot: 1) Water and Land Conservation dedicates funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands2) Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions 3) Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial VacanciesVisit www.votesjc.com and election.dos.state. .us/ and follow the links for 2014 Constitutional Amendments to learn more about both sides of each issue.
Page 12, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com General Election Guide 2014 MARK YOUR CALENDAR!This is the time to: SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Affairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY.Find us on Facebook 1-888-242-4464Se Habla Espaol (800-963-5337) Continued from page 11Candidate StatementsI feel that is of upmost importance to have the time and acumen to serve for such a position. I am that candidate that can give the needed time for this position will provide a fresh prospective for our community needs. Kirk Kemmish, Candidate for Marshall Creek (Palencia) CDD, Seat 2 Palencia is a wonderful community. I have enjoyed representing our residents during a time of nancial restructuring. For most of us, Palencia is much di erent today compared to when we moved here. Avila will be very di erent with the un nished buildings removed and single houses built. Other options must be explored to optimize this area. A foreclosure of Augustine Island must still be resolved. The Loop road must be nished and our community made one. Renewed development in Palencia North will bring many new residents and tax existing facilities. Plans must be put in place to support this growth. I have community experience in challenging economic times as noted below and broad P&L experience. Cost control and improvement is now second nature to me. I hope you will take time to review my relevant experience. The experience I have gained over the last four years will help me lead change in the next four. Education: BS Business Management, University of SD; Post GraduateSUNY and U. of TN Executive Experience: Managing Director, Westinghouse Electronics & Controls Co. Europe; Director of Strategic Planning, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh PA; Chief Operating O cer of Group W Cable, Chicago, IL; General Manager, Materials Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Abingdon VA; President & CEO, Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Company, Fort Wayne IN; Partner, Ru olo Benson Investment Banking, Fort Wayne IN; President, Precision Wire Technologies, Fort Wayne IN. Shawn Murray, Candidate for Sampson Creek (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) CDD, Seat 1 Did not submit a statement. Robert Sevestre, Candidate for Sampson Creek (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) CDD, Seat 1 As a current member of the Sampson Creek Community Development District, I am running in this election to maintain my seat on the board. I have served our community well over the past 12 years we have lived in SJG&CC by not only serving on the CDD but also the HOA board. During my time as a supervisor on the CDD, I have helped solve the many issues presented to the board and I strive to maintain a conservative view point by taking a voting position that quanti ably, nancially and reasonably determines the most cost e ective and equitable solutions for the homeowners of our community. I am also an active member of the St. Johns County Sheri s Advisory Committee which meets monthly to review the law enforcement activities of the Northeast St. Johns County area. As a retired JEA Engineering Manager I bring to the board a vast amount of utility infrastructure knowledge and experience to assist the District Engineer with any problems that might occur within our community. If reelected to the board, I would continue to utilize my leadership abilities, experience and expertise to help make the best decisions for our community. I am privileged to have served on the board, contributed to our community and hope you will vote for me in the coming election. Thank you for your time and hopefully your vote as well. Jim Frederick, Candidate for Sampson Creek (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) CDD, Seat 5 Did not submit a statement. Steve Sharpe, Candidate for Sampson Creek (St. Johns Golf and Country Club) CDD, Seat 5 My wife and I have three children between the ages of four and nine and have been residents in SJGCC for over six years. I feel there is not much representation on the current CDD board for the young families that make up the majority of our neighborhood. If elected my focus will be to give a voice to the young families and to help make our community even more inviting and fun than it already is. I hope to vastly improve the communication between the CDD, HOA and the residents. I also will support the swim team, tennis clubs and other family-oriented events to help bring our neighborhood closer together. I would like the CDD to take a more active role in making community better and to continue to improve our lives and property values as well. I look forward to your vote on the November ballot and being the next Sampson Creek CDD Seat 5 Supervisor. Ralph DeFranzo, Candidate for Turnbull Creek (Murabella) CDD, Seat 1 As an original resident member and current Chairman of the Turnbull Creek (Murabella) Board of Supervisors, Im pleased to report that we have successfully maintained our budget without a fee increase for four years. I have dedicated my e orts and made use of my extensive municipal government and private construction experience and education, to keep our operating expenses under control, while we endeavor to maintain the beautiful grounds and recreational facilities of Murabella. Weve had to overcome many unanticipated and costly problems after the developer controlled board was replaced and Ive relied upon my 28 years experience as a municipal Public Works Director, where I functioned as the resident engineer, supervising a sta of 30 and managing a yearly $3 million budget, for a 46 square mile community of 20,000 residents. Ive also called upon my 15 years of private sector construction experience, where I was the Project Superintendent for a multimillion dollar underground utility, excavation, drainage and paving rm, in addition to owning my own rm. Ive served as a member of two municipal Planning and Zoning Boards, as Chairman and Vice-Chairman. My education includes a Certi cate in Public Works Management from Rutgers University and a Certi cate in Public Service Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an Associates in Business Administration. This unique blend of public and private construction and government experience, which I continue to use to bene t our community, makes me the best candidate to continue to serve our community, given your vote in this election. Brian Wing, Candidate for Turnbull Creek (Murabella) CDD, Seat 1 My name is Brian Wing and I am a candidate for Seat 1 of the Turnbull Creek Community Development District (CDD) encompassing the Murabella community. As a concerned Murabella homeowner, I am running for the CDD board for three primary reasons: 1. To provide residents with greater information about the issues and opportunities in our community; 2. To increase the accessibility and accountability of the board and to enable residents to have more of a voice in community matters; and 3. To e ciently manage CDD resources in a manner that controls our costs while maintaining the amenities that attracted us all to Murabella. I believe board meetings should be held at a time convenient for the majority of homeowners and not just for board members. I believe the board needs to be more exible and to bring a greater degree of common sense to the decisions it makes. And nally, I believe the board needs to be more responsive to residents desires and to consider changes as our community evolves. Our Murabella community is a wonderful mix of young families, retirees, empty nesters, singles and couples. The beauty and spirit of this community is the reason my wife Elaine and I chose to live here and with your support on Election Day, I will do my very best to maintain and enhance our neighborhood for all of us.We hope these statements provide an additional insight into the local candidates. They are not meant to be the sole source of a voters investigation prior to casting a ballot, but rather just one piece. The CreekLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote! ...its your right! 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The fair was held on September 20 and was, once again, a very successful fundraiser. Some falling rain spoiled the attendance but the crowd was enthusiastic and the appraisers were pleased with the turnout and enjoyed the RiverTown locationit was comfortable, cool and scenic. The bake sale was delicious and successful. All our bakers did a wonderful job of baking goodies that were enjoyed by all. Cookies, cakes, and other sweets made the event an even greater experience. Our heartfelt thanks go to the management of RiverTown for their hospitality and thoughtful letting us share their beautiful amenity center with our guests. The September meeting also included an update on the Historic Lesson Planning for St. Johns County schools. We are de nitely on-track for completion by the end of the year. The study is extremely thorough as is the video being prepared. The Florida Frontiers radio show scripts have now been submitted to the show host and hopefully, will be on-the-air in the near future. We will share more as the project is completed and presented to the St. Johns Last month I discussed the idea of legacy in personal and community contexts. This time, lets consider leadership. So much emphasis is put on making everyone a leader. Perhaps you too have heard some version of the parable/joke that ends with the moral that if everyone is leading, then, whos following? Ive always enjoyed paradoxes and this is a good one, because, if everyone is the leader then really no one is leading anyone. So, why do we place such emphasis on leadership? Who are the true leaders in our lives? Were accustomed to hearing stories of great leaders. In world and national politics, examples abound, historical and contemporary. Political pundits put great e ort and thought (and sometimes not enough of either) into assessing leaders. In sports, we often determine the leader to be the one with the most recent big win or top award: the Heisman, the Super Bowl, World Series, Final Four, Olympic Gold. The list of sports leaders is mind-numbingly exhausting. Other elds have the Pulitzer, Emmy, Oscar, Grammy and the Nobel winners. Maybe Sheldon Cooper will one day receive his Nobel. (Sorry, couldnt resist.) Of course, an entire encyclopedia could be written for the purpose of listing all of the awards given in various elds religion, medicine, space exploration. We look to these people of greatness for inspiration, guidance and perhaps truth, whatever that may be. As a child in the 1960s, I had several pop culture heroes, most of whom may not be recognized by younger readers. I enjoyed 2758 Racetrack Rd. (Publix Plantation Plaza) Limited Edition Shampure Hand Relief ~ Aveda Will donate $4 per purchase Streak for Pink ~ $5 pink hair extensions. Sport your support (or ~ Clean out your wallet of loose change and bills and donate to make a wish for a Cure! Tie One On ~ With a $5 donation, tie a ribbon on our tree for a loved one and enjoy a pink lady beverage during your stay. William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway updateBy Contributing Writer Al Abbatiello, firstname.lastname@example.orgCounty School Board. Another meeting topic concerned location of future meetings. Seems like were working toward meeting at di erent locations in 2015 suggestions being the County Annex on Flora Branch, Trout Creek Park and the Bartram Trail Branch Library. We want to expand membership and meeting in several locations in the Northwest Community can/ may encourage more people to join our non-pro t, charitable organization. We need fresh energy and ideas to continue having a dynamic organization bene tting our residents and the scenic and historic treasures of NW St. Johns County. See you at our next meeting, right? Were becoming more active members of the Bartram Trail Conference (BTC). The BTC is an organization devoted to the life, travels and accomplishments of William Bartram throughout the South and Eastern United States. The Bartram Trail Conference was established in 1976 as part of Americas Bicentennial observance to locate and mark the route of the pioneering Philadelphia naturalist William Bartram (1739-1823) through eight southern states. In October 2015 there will be a major BTC event in our area in which we are sure to be represented. Well keep you updated as we know more details of the event and activities. In Putnam County there is another active group also dedicated to the life and travels of William Bartram with whom we will begin sharing information and activities. The Putnam County group is actually part of Putnam County government whereas the William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway is independent of St. Johns County except when it comes to spending federal/state/St. Johns County grant funds. The last of our grant funding is being spent on the Historic Lesson Planning, therefore the strings to county government will be cut pending other government grants that are not in sight. Our tree committee is searching for additional sites in which to plant oaks trees. They have identi ed one prime location on the Scenic Highway, but would like more optional locations as well. Any suggestions?E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, email@example.com old Westerns. No cowboy was greater than Roy Rogers; no horse greater than Trigger. His wife (Roys, not Triggers), Dale Evans Rogers, wrote a book, entitled Angel Unaware about the tragic death of one of their children; the rst inspirational book I ever read. I thought that the Apollo astronauts hung the moon and then walked on it. I read a Scholastic Books biography of Bart Starr and became a lifelong Packers fan. I still identify quite closely with Charlie Brown. All of these people offered something to be admired, even Charlie Browns neverquit attitude toward lifes endless challenges and questions. They, and others, were my heroes, my leaders and were more than distant or imaginary characters. Like Hobbes for Calvin (comic versions), they shaped my world view. More importantly, though, the rst and forever true leader in my life was my dad. His name was Ike and he was a great man. His father, a sharecropper, died when my dad was only six. A child of poverty in the Great Depression, Dad only attended school through the eighth grade. He taught me to enjoy reading, to learn and love history, to follow Christ and to earn my way with selfrespect and humility. No one laughed harder or loved more sincerely. Dad was a great man. He was a Leader; if only among his family. But, when we consider true leadership, where is it more valuable than among our families? During this election season, lets remember who our true leaders are.the community as well as to preserve its natural beauty. A portion of the proceeds from this event go towards their goal of restoring the interior of the Bennett Farmhouse. If you have questions, would like to make a donation or to join the Friends, please Continued from page 1Old Settlers Reunionemail friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. Please also follow them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park and join and share the Old Settlers Reunion Event Page. Looking forward to seeing yall at the Old Settlers Reunion! Family Bingo for Books Saturday, October 18 2 pm Bartram Trail Branch Library Looking for fun for the whole family? Grab the kids and play Bingo for Books! Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Books are generously donated by the Friends of the Library! Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919
Page 14, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com Health InsuranceCertified Financial PlannerTM Fields Cadillac Call me for all of your automotive needs! Jim Seery WGV Resident Sales/Leasing Consultant New and Preowned7999 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-778-7700 781-206-7315 Cell firstname.lastname@example.org www.eldscadillac.comAsk about our Fields Matters Amenities OF JACKSONVILLE Present were Supervisors Nina Kannat-Gapinski, Cathy Klein, Pat Jacobs, Natalie Page and Sam Lansdale constituting a quorum. Also present were: Jim Perry, District Manager; St. Johns County is one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Through 2000, total population in St. Johns County grew 54.3 percent in the last 10 years, compared to Floridas growth rate of 17.6 percent. The growth of this county can be in large part due to the transplants who are not originally from Florida. Many of those who relocate to St. Johns County are concerned that many legal documents they may have and prepared in another state may not be valid in Florida. Some of the legal documents include their last wills, trusts and advanced directives. The concern is whether all their documents need to be prepared again to comply with the laws in Florida. As a general rule, legal documents that are valid in the state in which they were executed are valid in Florida. Further, there is typically no expiration date on a legal document, unless it states otherwise. This can mean that a Last Are legal documents from another state valid in Florida?By Contributing Writer Rose Marie K. Preddy, Attorney at LawWill, done in conformity with the laws of Alaska in 1954 can still be valid in Florida in 2014. However, there are some issues that a new resident of Florida should consider. Is your Last Will up to date with your circumstances? While it may be a valid document, is it relevant to where you are in life? Consider the case of a new marriage, disabilities or death of family members, the general scheme of distributions and the one named to be in charge of your estate administration. Another issue to consider is whether the powers given to an Executor (in Florida the term is Personal Representative) encompass enough speci c authority to avoid having to incur the cost of asking the court for permission to take certain steps. Some examples can include the power to sell, the power to continue a business or the power to delegate authority. Another issue to consider is whether your advanced directives are e ective, even if they are valid. Advanced directives are documents that give authority to another to make decisions on your behalf in case of incapacity (for a durable power of attorney, it is e ective upon signing). There are four di erent advanced directives used in Florida: durable power of attorney; heath care surrogate, living will and preneed guardian. Each directive serves a di erent purpose. Without proper documentation of the powers being delegated, a costly guardianship proceedings may be the only option. There are several other issues to consider when deciding whether to update estate plan documents when changing your residence to Florida. Just remember, it may not be required, but it may be more e ective to update older and/or out-of-state documents. For additional information, please contact email@example.com.Julington Creek Plantation CDD July meeting minutes summaryBy James A. LeeJennifer Kilinski, District Counsel; and Edd Mooney, General Manager.The Public Comment portion of the meeting began with Tony Timbol who spoke to the purpose and nature of his online blog JCP Post. He stated that the blog is his private enterprise and does not represent JCP CDD, nor is a liated with the same. He also addressed the question regarding his anonymous request for public records to secure the list of residents emails in order to build the blogs subscriber list. Dorothy Davis requested that the supervisors consider continue keeping the minutes in detailed form for the purpose of better serving the hearing impaired. Shelly Timbol requested that the board consider a supervisor code of conduct guidelines. Additionally she requested the development of a management/employee contract to establish protection for key employees.The following is a list of the items of business that were discussed and the action taken, if any: The approval of the May 13 and June 10, 2014 minutes which passed unanimously with minor corrections. Consideration was given to documents for revamping the general managers performance evaluation tool. The motion to allocate $5,000 for the purchase of the evaluation tool failed in a split vote: Supervisors Klein and Jacob voted yes, Lansdale and Page voted no. A lengthy discussion regarding the posting of meeting recordings on the district website and of using summary minutes. The supervisors expressed concerns about the increased costs of any changes and the possibility that in making these changes transparency would be increased with the posting of meeting recordings and decreased with the abbreviated minutes. A discussion of the budget: Perry stated no changes had been made at that time, but some will be made subsequently. A very lengthy conversation followed regarding the submission of budget questions by the supervisors to Perry in a timely fashion. A workshop for the scal year 2015 was set for 6:00 p.m. on August 20, 2014 to be held at the Julington Creek Plantation Club. The next item concerned the D.R. Horton commercial property bond series assessments and assignments of debt. Four motions with votes resulted: All supervisors voted in favor of Resolution 2014-06 declaring special assessments, other commercial properties will a reduction in their assessments totaling about $70,000. The D.R. Horton parcel will have an increase of $70,000 in their assessments related to the construction of that new headquarters. All voted in support of a resolution setting 6:00 p.m. August 26, 2014 for a public hearing and reallocating special assessments. All voted to support Initiating O&M levy process All voted in support of a resolution setting 6:00 p.m. August 26, 2014 of a public hearing imposing special assessments. Supervisors stressed to the manger that all signi cant events should be reported to the board members. A proposed policy on Political Campaign Activities was approved subject to further research by counsel passed following a lengthy discussion.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 August minutes had not been posted on the website. Do you have a fear of speaking in public? Do you have to give presentations at work or other organizations? Do you want to improve your English as a second language? Do you 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.toastmasters.org) has provided a proven way to practice communication and leadership skills in a nurturing, supportive environment. The World Golf Village Toastmasters Club meets on the rst and third Tuesdays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to Join Toastmasters!By Contributing Writer Shari Cartwright, DTM, World Golf Village Toastmasters #13148718:30 p.m. at the First Florida Credit Union (entrance in back of building), located at 1950 County Road 210 West. You can also get more information on our website http://worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs. org/ 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! In print or online The CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 15 Come Join the Fun! Kid Activities, Holiday Shopping, Fantastic Food & Desserts! Aberdeen Clubhouse 110 Flowers of Scotland Ave, St. Johns, FL 32259 Aberdeen Fall Festival Sunday, November 16th, 2014 12:00pm5:00pm 904-240-9278 Free Protein Treatment With Highlight Service (A $25 Value) IN VISION HAIR DESIGN Free Gel Polish Change With Spa Pedicure (A $25 Value) 12200 San Jose Blvd. #20 Jacksonville FL 32223 small batch, fresh cupcakes cake pops petite desserts birthday parties lunch Tues-Fri: 11-2 local art work $5 off $25 purchasenice guy discountEXP 10/31/14Helping Hands of St. Johns County will be meeting on Friday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church on County Road 210 West. Plans for a Halloween party are underway and the group will be distributing Trick or Treat bags to children from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Early Learning Center and Kindergarten. The bags were donated by Publix and lled with stu ed animals and toys from members of Helping Hands and the community. At this meeting more trees for Community Peds will be worked on as well. Donations of new, unused small toys, coloring books and big crayons will be most appreciated. Please contact jacqphil @ aol.com if you can help out. The craft fair was a huge Did you know that the PSAT/NMSQT could lead to college nancial freedom? A recent scholarship program established in the state of Florida provides a merit scholarship award for Florida high school Helping Hands updateBy Contributing Writer Jackie ValyouPSAT/NMSQT path to college nancial freedomBy Contributing Writer Janet McInallgraduates (including homeschool graduates) who achieve the National Merit or National Achievement Finalist designation. The award, known as the Florida Incentive Scholarship, provides for the per term cost of institutional attendance at eligible, regionally accredited, public or private colleges and universities in Florida. The PSAT, or Preliminary SAT, is also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT); this test, which assesses reading, math and writing skills, also provides excellent practice for the SAT. Students in grades nine through 11 are eligible to take the PSAT, but only grade 11 students are eligible for the chance to compete for National Merit Program scholarships and other programs that use the PSAT/NMSQT scores. The PSAT/NMSQT scores are used as an initial screen of entrants to the National Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement by United States high school students. Students scoring well enough on the PSAT in 11th grade are invited to submit scholarship applications for consideration as nalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Applicants must show their commitment to their academic pursuits, their interest in their communities and the ability to communicate their desire to continue their learning in college and beyond. Regardless of whether a student thinks they will score well enough to compete as a National Merit Scholar, the PSAT/NMSQT is a valuable tool. Since the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT have the same format and evaluate the same skills, taking the PSAT can provide feedback on which skills are already mastered and which skills need more work prior to taking the SAT. By utilizing the free College Board website tools, students can bene t from a custom SAT study plan based on their PSAT/NMSQT results. success and all monies were donated to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). Of course, the Puppy Kissing Booth was the highlight of the day. Items that were not sold and additional items being made by members will available at the vendor night for sale with those proceeds again going to CCI. Helping Hands will also be participating in the Holiday Vendor Fair at St. Johns Golf and Country Club in November. Our charity project will be a Shoebox Christmas for the areas less fortunate and decorated boxes will be available for pick up at the fair and a suggested list of inexpensive items to ll the will be enclosed. Boxes would then be returned to the St. Johns Clubhouse. They can be for a man, woman or child. The community garden at Faith Community has been enlarged thanks to the work of Ammon Burmeister. This ne young man has used this as his Eagle Scout project. The garden now measures 64 feet long with permanent fencing and a gate. Not only did he construct and design the garden, but he also prepared the soil for planting. Celebration Food Bank will be the recipient of all food grown there. Ladies from Helping Hands have already planted beans, Swiss chard, greens, onion sets and appropriate fall vegetables. The food bank is most grateful to all participating as they are able to supply families with fresh vegetables in addition to the staples. If anyone has excess lemon, orange, grapefruit or citrus, please let us know; we will be glad to go pick it or pick it up for the food bank. Again, please contact jacqphil @aol.com if you can help out. Helping Hands is a volunteer organization that meets last Friday of each month except November and December at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church Community Center. There are no dues, o cers or stress; members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. A big thank you to 210 Storage which has donated a storage unit for donations from the community, which are then distributed based on need. Like us on Facebook at Helping Hands of St. Johns County.And according to the College Board website, research shows that students in U.S. schools who take the PSAT/NMSQT in 10th and 11th grades score, on average, 189 points higher on the SAT than students who do not. Testing usually takes place in the middle of October in schools across the country. Students register to take the test through their schools testing coordinator or guidance counselor. Homeschool students should contact their school district or their local high school for information on how to register for the exam. Details about the PSAT/NMSQT, what is tested and how to get more information is available at the College Board website www. collegeboard.org. Information about the National Merit Scholarship Program is available at www.nationalmerit.org. Full details about the Florida Incentive Scholarship are available at the Florida Department of Education O ce of Student Financial Assistance website at www. oridastudent nancialaid.org. Everybody reads The CreekLine Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919 got firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 16, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com Dr. Monica BrownIndividualized Eye Care www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. Nancy OByrne became involved with Home Again St. Johns Dining with Dignity program in 2007. This community-wide, meal-serving e ort grew to include nearly 40 faith-based and civic groups to host a nightly dinner for the homeless in downtown St. Augustine. Nancy volunteered every Sunday and Wednesday bringing fresh fruit or preparing hot dogs for an average of 80 to 120 homeless and lowincome families. My faith is the biggest reason Ive stayed involved in the communitys outreach to the homeless, OByrne said. St. Johns County has launched a comprehensive, multi-media communication plan to ensure those who live near or travel County Road 210 / Interstate 95 have access to accurate and timely information regarding project updates and tra c conditions along Project 210. The communication plan allows residents and motorists to obtain updates and information by email, text, social media, mobile website and a dedicated webpage. Those interested in Project 210 updates are encouraged to visit the following: Visit our website www.sjc us/engineering/CR210.aspx Like us on Facebook www. facebook.com/sjcproject210 Follow us on Twitter @ sjcproject210 Subscribe to our E-Newsletter Email Alerts Text Follow @sjcproject210 to 40404 Text Alerts Go Mobile www.sjc .us/County launches Project 210 Communication Planproject210/ The County Road 210 / Interstate 95 improvement project in NW St. Johns County includes additional lanes to accommodate dual left lanes, dual through lanes and ultimately six-lane tra c and improving operations of the signalized intersections from Interstate 95 west approximately one mile to Leo Maguire Parkway. Project 210 and these major safety improvements are being supported by multiple St. Johns County transportation funds and FDOT funding. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2015. In addition to the above communication tools, St. Johns County sta and the Project 210 design consulting rm will respond to questions and provide additional information upon request. For more information, please contact Greg Caldwell at 209-0110 or gcaldwell@sjc .us.Volunteer has huge heart for the homelessBy Contributing Writer Diane Machaby Nancy OByrne with Home Agains new Street Outreach Coordinator, Kristen Reddick. Getting to know them by name, one by one and their stories, has been the best gift of all and the biggest incentive to speak up and out for a more just approach to helping them, with dignity and respect.Last year, the OByrnes were invited to become active with a committee exploring the possibility of opening a Dropin Center at the Home Again St. Johns o ce. Home Depot stepped forward and o ered a grant to build the Drop-In Center. It became obvious to the OByrnes that if Home Again was going to o er showers and laundry facilities that far out of downtown, those needing the facilities would also need transportation to access them. At the same time, another grant was being applied for that would support a Street Outreach Team to go where the homeless lived and help them become aware of and/or access needed services. Both of these e orts would need transportation. The OByrnes knew a van was the answer so they made a decision to donate funds to cover the cost of the van and insurance. We know that money is not really ours, Nancy stated, and that we were being nudged to use some for this special purpose. It was, to us, less of a donation and more of an investment in the lives of our brothers and sisters who needed it more than we did. As planning moved forward for the Drop-In Center, it became evident that volunteers would be needed to help facilitate and guide the guests through the laundry and shower process. Knowing so many wonderful people who would be willing to help with a project such as this Nancy decided to volunteer to coordinate the volunteers. Now, members of other faith, civic, and private corporations are beginning to join the e ort. The Drop-In Center is open Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., but is expanding to two days a week. If youre interested in volunteering at the Drop-In Center or through the Dining with Dignity program, please call the Home Again St. Johns o ce at 687-6043. And, if you feel so inclined, Home Again can always use donations of personal-sized shampoo, conditioner, body and after-shave lotions and soaps. In addition, insect repellant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sunscreen and large bottles of laundry detergent are also needed. And of course, monetary donations are always gratefully accepted. 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www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 17 Take theout of your food FRIGHT COST:FRee OCT.25 SATURDAY 2-4 PM A Festive Spanish Christmas and the Christmas section of Handels Messiah are on the program for the rst concert of the season for the St. Augustine Community Chorus at the Cathedral Basilica on December 13 and 14. Chorus Director Kathleen Vande Berg has planned an exciting program, supplementing the Spanish theme of the rst half of the program with soloist Hector Gonzalez, Countertenor, classical guitarists, dancers and Spanish songs. The Youth Chorus will once again Several business owners in Palencia are teaming up with the Allen D. Nease High School PTSO for a new fundraiser on Thursday, November 6. Called Nease Night Out on Market Street, the goal is to help raise funds for a new rolling laptop lab for the school. The lab features about 30 units, costs about $20,000 and is a top priority for school o cials. The ladies event will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. PTSO board members Alexis McDaniel and Bambi Deitch are organizing the team for the event. Tickets are $30 per person. With the rst 100 presold tickets, Title Sponsor Bozard Ford is donating oil changes and Palencia Starbucks is providing a free drink coupon. That evening, ticket holders can browse through the shops on Market Street, which is in the heart of Palencia near the clubhouse. The street is set up with unique work-live townhouses, with small shops on the main oor. While the housing slump caused progress to slow a few years ago, businesses are now cropping up rapidly in the quaint, European-style area. Each shop that participates will be o ering free appetizers and drinks, plus a ra e item. The women will visit the shops, have a snack and select one of their favorite items for a chance to win. Immediate discounts will be o ered for services and goods for those who are shopping or who want to set up an appoint-On September 12, 19 scouts plus adult leaders and parents of Boy Scout Troop 718 met in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina for a two-night camping trip aboard the USS Yorktown. It was a truly unique experience, camping aboard a World War II monument. We slept in a crowded bunk room with four bunks in a rack and over 20 racks per room. The Yorktown is a decommissioned aircraft carrier at Patriots Point in South Carolina. You can tour the ship from the captains quarters all the way down to the engine room. The Yorktown was commissioned April 15, 1943 and by the end of World War II had 11 battle stars. The Academy Award-winning documentary, The Fighting Lady, was lmed on this ship. It also earned ve battle stars for serving in the Nease PTSO teams with Palencia businesses for Night Out fundraiserBy Contributing Writer Alexis McDaniel, Nease PTSO Corresponding Secretary Neases PTSO board looks forward to Nease Night Out!ment for another time. While the event is still in the planning phase, at least two dozen businesses are expected to participate. Other businesses in Palencia, which dont have storefronts, are being encouraged to use this marketing event by o ering additional ra e items. Bozard Ford is connected to Palencia, as the vice president and general manager is resident Je King. Bozard is very active in the local school community. Some of the businesses that are already on board for November 6 include: Wine Down on Market Street, Miko Salon, Pure Balance Yoga, Palencia Realty, Palencia Business Center, Sew Chic Fabrications, Market Street Boutique, InterMedia Art Studio, Viva Palencia Magazine (which launches in 2015) and Garcia Institute. Here are some samples of what ladies can expect: Miko Salon Owner Carolyn Miko is o ering free hair curling/styling for visitors that night, a $100 ra e gift certi cate and 20 percent o your future booking. Meanwhile, Pure Balance Yogas Amanda Swartzlender is lining up free chair massages for those who walk in her store, an essential oils demonstration, wine and dessert. Her ra e item will be a month of free yoga classes. Beth Fine at the Palencia Business Center is ra ing a large format family print or canvas with a gift bag; and Gladis Jones of Sew Chic is o ering a large wine carrier, complete with glasses. Garcia Institute is opening its store on November 1 and is kicking o its new location with some unique o ers on Nease Night. This is the season to give and it is the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our signature events, Ladies Night Out, where we bring women together to enjoy and do what they loveshop, eat, party, network, relax, celebrate life and friendships while helping out the school, said Vara Suresh, PTSO president.Troop 718 camps aboard the USS Yorktown By Contributing Writer Grayson Johnson, Second Class Scout, Troop 718Vietnam War. When the Apollo 8 returned from its mission, the Yorktown was there to retrieve the spacecraft from the Paci c Ocean. The Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and was opened for tourists in 1975. Boy Scout Troop 718 ate delicious meals in the Fighting Lady Caf, including barbeque. It was a nice break from pitching a tent and cooking our own food! We also were able to earn parts of our Oceanography and Astronomy merit badges while camping on the vessel. Sing in Christmas joyjoin the Community Chorus and the Jacksonville Concert Artists will provide the orchestral accompaniment. Returning as a soloist for the Messiah is Kandie Smith, Soprano. Timothy Workman, Tenor will also join the chorus for this Christmas tradition. The Community Chorus is excited about the 2014-15 Concert Season and their continuing presence in the local community. For more information, please visit the chorus website at www. staugustinecommunitychorus. org.
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Children who develop these execu-Its never too early to introduce tness as fun while instilling values such as leadership, con dence and integrity. All of this plus an opportunity to raise money for science programs is the intent of the upcoming Boosterthon at Palencia Elementary School (PES). Hosted by the PES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), this eight-day program, which concludes with the Boosterthon Fun Run on Wednesday, October 22, brings character lessons to life for PES students. Children will participate in a number of activities led by Boosterthon team members who focus on integrity, honesty and caring and what it means to be a leader all core values at PES. Our students come to school excited to be innovative learners and leaders in a fun, engaging environment, said PES Principal Allen Anderson. The Boosterthon program aligns wonderfully to our purpose, vision and mission at Palencia Elementary. We hope the entire community will show their support for this important e ort. This years event is the third Boosterthon for PES, which has proven to be the schools top fundraising opportunity. Thanks to community support and outstanding student participation, the 2013 program raised more than $25,000, which was used to enhance the schools one-to-one technology in the classrooms. PTO co-presidents Laurel Madson and Necole Neal are heading up this years Boosterthon with hopes of raising the bar even further to bring needed funding to the schools science curriculum.We are excited to have the Boosterthon team back at Palencia, said Madson. They bring a contagious spirt that encourages and uplifts our students, teachers and parents. The sta really puts the fun in Fun Run and show our children that exercising can be enjoyable while helping them become leaders in life. The Boosterthon is a national program whose mission is to change the world by strengthening schools and impacting the next generation through tness, leadership and character. Boost-Essential skills in preschool as predictors for successtive skills are more likely to do well in school. Goddard School teachers focus on helping children develop executive function skills throughout each day in purposeful and fun learning activities. We do this by encouraging play through dramatizations, stories and games that help young children to develop self-regulation, cognitive and social-emotional skills. Here are some activities that you can do at home to help your children develop these core skills: Play simple games like Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders. These help children practice self-regulation by learning rules and following directions; Solve puzzles with them and introduce harder ones with more pieces as your children improve their skills; Learn a simple dance and create new steps together. Take turns following each others movements; Sing your favorite songs together to practice the words and music; Assign your children simple daily chores and praise your children when they complete the tasks; Turn o your tablet or smartphone and bring out toys that encourage imaginative play, such as blocks and clay. Be sure to see Goddard Schools ad in this issue of The CreekLine!PES students run for science programs, learn leadershipBy Contributing Writer Lisa Luther, Palencia Elementary Schoolerthon founder and president, Chris Carneal, talks frequently about the need to add behaviors to our everyday routines that positively impact not only our lives but the lives of those around us. PES students, like many others around the country, will learn about Boosterthons ve principles: Leaders read: Everyone should develop a pattern of reading. There are endless resources available. However, the leaders in the room are the ones who are hungry for knowledge and want to know more about the world in which we live. Consistently express appreciation: One of the simplest ways to honor others is through gratitude. Students who take the time to say thanks set a fantastic example for their friends and families. Assume the best: This one might be the most di cult. It is easy to jump to conclusions, but what if students believed the best? If we start believing the best about our friends, family, teachers and classmates, that has the power to change our attitudes. Preparation precedes victory: This is a great one for older students. If you want to ace your math test, you should study and if you want to run 35 laps in the Boosterthon Fun Run, maybe you should jog in the neighborhood to train. It sounds easy, but it takes hard work to be successful. Run toward con ict: Con ict happens in every stage of life. The best way to navigate con ict is to run toward it. If students can learn how to handle con ict early in life by not shying away, this builds con dence in maintaining their relationships.The PTO hopes our local community will help PES students live out these principles by being role models while also supporting neighborhood kids in their Fun Run. For details about the Boosterthon or how you can get involved with the PES PTO, please visit www. palenciaelementarypto. weebly.com. 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 Intl Golf Pkwy. Hours are 8:004:30 Monday through Friday.We Need a Home! We are two-month-old, male short hair cats. We are litter box trained and full of love and joy. Please visit us at the SJC Pet Center and be our forever friends. Cats and kittens 2 for the price of 1! Please contact the Pet Center at 209-6190.
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Our highly qualied caregivers are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.(904) 731-2100www.GrannyNANNIES.com#30211078 The Newcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) will hold its luncheon meeting on Tuesday, November 18, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located at 205 St. Johns Golf Drive o County Road 210. Please join us! The menu will include beef at iron steak with baby spinach and grit cakes or tilapia rolls with creamed spinach, salad, vegetables, rolls, co ee, tea or water and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The program will include a presentation by an international pearl expert who will take us inside the fascinating world of pearl production with The Wonderful World of Pearls. The Gallery of Pearls will display a huge selection of pearl jewelry, including designs not yet available in stores. This is a special opportunity for our members and guests to shop for quality pearls direct from the producer at incredible savings. All ladies Wards Creek has been busy getting back into the swing of things. The rst couple of months back to school have been a great success. To kick o the Leader in Me, Principal Edie Jarrell and members of the Lighthouse team performed Snow White and the Seven Habits for kindergarteners through second graders. The PTO has been hard at work fundraising this new school year. They would like to remind you that it is not too late to join and that there are many bene ts to being part of a supportive organization. First, 100 percent of the membership dues go straight to their annual fundraising budget. Second, receive all PTO email correspondence about PTO-sponsored events. Finally, all members receive a membership card that has discounts at many local businesses. (Truly, the discounts The crew from your community newspaper, The CreekLine, attended the 2014 SAPA/IFPA/CPF Conference for community newspapers in Orlando in midSeptember. There we learned many new ideas that we plan to incorporate to stay on the cutting edge of our medium, while continuing to provide you with the best community newspaper possible! Pictured are publisher Rebecca Taus, marketing rep Heather Seay, graphic designer Lisa Felegy, marketing rep Linda Gay and editor Martie Thompson. What your community newspaper crew is up to! Newcomers announce November luncheon By Contributing Writer Mona Jensenwho attend this luncheon will receive a special gift. The total cost is $20, including tax and tip. All reservations must be received by November 8 and there are no refunds. Please address checks to NNSJ, indicate menu choice of steak or sh and mail to Susan Ott, 1000 Inverness Circle, St. Augustine 32092. Become a member! NNSJ invites any resident of the St. Johns County area 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lighting the Torch at WCEBy Contributing Writer Wanda Nelsonpay for the membership.) There are also still opportunities for local businesses to partner with Wards Creek. This is a wonderful advertisement opportunity. If you would like to be a business partner, please download the enrollment form at www.wardscreekpto.org/businesspartners. The Warrior family gathered at the Light the Torch Family Fun Festival. Due to severe weather reports, the annual welcome back festival on September 19 was cancelled and rescheduled for October 10. All went as planned, the children had fun and the parents were happy. McDonalds hosted a Wards Creek McTeachers night on September 30, an event that was a win-win for all. Support your school and get dinner in one stop! Davidson Cares and Mojos BBQ spearheaded a fundraiser on October 7 and Wards Creek received a portion of the proceeds from every order placed. The annual Spooktacular and Business Expo will be on October 23. All local businesses are welcome to reserve space and can do so by emailing WCEBusinessPartners@gmail. com. This is in conjunction with the Bookfair Night and it is always well attended. Sta members entertain children with popular Halloween stories and parents get information on the local business o erings. Members of the Lighthouse team present Snow White and the 7 Habits. Snow White Vice Principal Kevin Klein, Back Row: Principal Edie Jarrell, Habit 1 Traycee Klein, Habit 2 Dana Smith, Habit 3 Jenna Miller, Habit 4 Lisa Bielefeldt, Habit 5 Andrea Janssen, Habit 6 Veronica Fuata, Habit 7 Holly Badger and Narrator Renee Tatman. iPad User Group Tuesday, Oct. 28 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.
Page 20, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com Mark Spivaks Institute &Dance Extension Visit our website for schedule & Forms | www.markspivak.com 774 N SR 13 Located half mile from Publix 106 Julington Plaza Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 3740 San Jose Blvd. One Block North of Crown Point Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! $10.00OFFNew Students Only Julington Creek is the home to many people committed to excellence, community and nonpro t organizations. We are fortunate to have quality residents and neighbors who are doing their part to make North Florida a great place to visit and to call home. Stacy Aubrey is a resident of Julington Creek and the executive director of the Riverside Fine Arts Association. As noted on its website, The Riverside Fine Arts Association seeks to enrich the spirit and enhance the quality of life for our commu-For the seventh year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving around the world. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 in Mandarin from Monday, November 3 through Thursday, November 6 between 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Krantz Den-Support the troops & your community with Halloween candy buy backtal Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy ( ve pound limit) brought in. Children will also receive a free kids meal from the Red Elephant. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care. For more information or to arrange a large group donation, please contact Adria at 880-3131.JCP CARES is presented with a $5,000 grant from the UPS Foundation. The funds are in support of the Summer Fun Backpack Program bene tting St. Johns Countys homeless youth. Pictured are Wyatt Haynes and Aaron Harp with UPS along with Meg Balke and Kathy Bravo of JCP CARES. Good Deed BrigadeStacy Aubrey: Music to the ears and a wonderful part of our communityBy Contributing Writer David Wolf, Founder, The Good Deed Brigadenity through education and direct experience of artistic expression. We pair outstanding national and international musicians with local and unique area ne artists to enhance the Jacksonville community. Stacy Aubrey and her husband, Jason Miller, moved to North Florida because of a good job opportunity for Miller. Having a choice to live in virtually any part of Duval and St. Johns counties, they selected Julington Creek. As noted by Aubrey, Julington Creek had some great homes, parks, schools and that certain family-friendly atmosphere that we were looking for. Over the years the family grew to four, with children who are now four years old and seven years old. In 2007, Aubrey became the executive director of the Riverside Fine Arts Association (RFAA). With a background in theatre both by education and life experience, she found the transition into music and festivals to be a smooth one. The programs presented by RFAA range in genre and venue. RFAA programs serve people of all ages and from all walks of life. She is most proud of the outreach program known as Project Listen. Aubrey explained, With the shortage of funding, many schools have little or no opportunities for students to be exposed to music appreciation. Project Listen o ers free educational performances by visiting and local musicians to North Florida youth and the greater community. There is an expression That is music to my ears. It means that there is good news or that something is pleasing. The good news is that we have wonderful and caring people like Stacy Aubrey living in the community. Stacy Aubrey, through the organization Riverside Fine Arts Association, literally brings music to the ears of people including school children throughout North Florida. Project Listen has served over 130,000 people through over 200 presentations and events. The Good Deed Brigade salutes Stacy Aubrey for her dedication to music and community. Follow the example set by Stacy Aubrey and go out into the community make a di erence. Remember, wherever you see the Good Deed Brigade, its all good. If you have a story to share about your good deeds or the good deeds of others in the community, please email us at GoodDeedBrigade@gmail.com or visit the o cial website of the Good Deed Brigade at www. GoodDeedBrigade.com. Stacy Aubrey and familyFull moon! Many Halloween images are depicted with a full moon in the background. Full moons evoke visions of werewolves baying or vampire bats uttering by. But a full moon on Halloween is actually quite rare. A full moon that occurs on Halloween is actually most o en a blue moon, or the second full moon of the month. On average, a full moon appears once every 28 days or the time it takes for the Moon to orbit around Earth and be on the other side of the Sun. Very rarely a blue moon can occur when the full moon appears twice in one month. e last time a full moon appeared on Halloween was in 2001. e next time Halloween revelers will be treated to a full moon on Halloween is Saturday, October 31, 2020.
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 21 1-12 Math Enrichment Math Help Test Prep Homework Help (904) 287-2874www.Mathnasium.com/FruitCove104 Bartram Oaks Walk, Ste 102 Get ready. Get set. Get ahead.Now enrolling for fall.Fall is the perfect time to enroll at Mathnasium our expert instructors will help your child reach their potential in math by teaching in a way that makes sense to them, whether your child is behind or looking to expand their horizons. Call now to secure your spot at Mathnasium, put your best foot forward this year, and soar to new heights in math! a t Mathnasium your child reach n g in a way h er your child h eir h orizons. M at h nasium, put and soar The Cunningham Creek Plantation Property Owners Association is on Facebook. It is for your use in communicating with your neighbors. Carmen, our property manager, found out about our algal bloom problem when someone read it on Facebook and emailed him to ask how the problem was being handled. That was not the best way for a property manager to nd out we had a problem. Please, before you chat on Facebook or face to face with your neighbors about any problem with our property, please call or email Carmen about the problem. He does not monitor Facebook. If you are on Facebook, when you see someone chatting about a problem, ask if the proper authority was noti ed. For problems with community owned property, Carmen is the person to contact. For other problems, notify the proper authority, usually the police or re department. Your problem will be addressed much faster and you will be doing your neighbors a service. The algal bloom that we last month was particularly bad. The board of directors was concerned and has started to investigate to see what else could be done. One of our prior board members is a scientist in a related eld and is helping in the investigation of what else can be done to solve the problem. Right now the algae is being sprayed, but over time, continued spraying will allow the nutrient problem to worsen. At some point, spraying will no longer be e ective. The sprayed algae that drops to the surface will begin the decaying process and produce more nitrogen and phosphorous. The algal boom is caused by an excess of nitrogen and phosphorus. All homeowners can help with this. All of the rain-In medieval times long ago, knights swore to help others in need and give sel essly of their time and energy. Today, Creekside Knights, who have been blessed to grow up in an area of safe neighborhoods, renowned schools and a strong community follow in this same creed of generosity throughout their high school lives. In Creeksides culture of volunteerism, students both give and receive extraordinary gifts through their hard work and time spent in service of others. One can nd Knights reading to the elderly at the Westminster Woods retirement community in the evenings, tutoring elementary schoolers on Wednesday afternoons with Teen Trendsetters and hard at work on early Saturday mornings to build houses for the homeless with Habitat for Humanity. Several organizations and programs exist at Creekside to facilitate students desire to help others, including entire student-led clubs dedicated to this purpose. As a club, we carry out di erent projects in the community, says Katie Ra er, president of Creeksides serviceoriented Beta Club. Right now, were in the middle of a quarter collection drive to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. In the spring, well participate in Relay for Life, which is usually our biggest event of the year. Its always fun and helps raise funds and awareness for cancer patients. Cunningham Creek Plantation POA updateBy Contributing Writer Linda Stuartwater runo goes into the storm sewers, which goes into the ponds. So, when you fertilize, use the minimum amount with the least amount of nitrogen and phosphorus possible and keep it on the grassnot on the street. Also, when you mow your lawn, please do not blow any grass clippings on the street. They will eventually nd their way into the ponds (and groundwater and river) and when they decay, there will be even more nitrogen and phosphorus. By doing all of this, you will be helping the St. Johns River, which is also having an algae problem. The water in our ponds will eventually nd their way to the river. The less bad stu we put into the ponds and the river, the less we have to get rid of. And the less it will cost us in fertilizer, for the people servicing our lakes and for what we will get taxed to clean up our water supply and the river. Therefore, please be careful with your fertilizer and grass clippings. There is no news about a board meeting, since the deadline for the October issue is prior to our September meeting and there was no meeting in August. The October Board Meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Look for the signs at the entrances to con rm the date and place of the meeting. We appreciate your attendance and your participation in committees. CHS HappeningsCreekside students volunteer in communityBy Logan Leonard, CHS StudentSuch opportunities for humanitarianism abound throughout CHS. Tutoring is another way students make use of their individual skills and talents to give. Each of the honor societies at CHS o ers weekly or individualized tutoring sessions to students in need of assistance and simultaneously provides an avenue for students donate their time. The worth of the culture of cooperation this builds is incredible to observe and cannot be overstated. Besides the personal satisfaction that accompanies altruism, there are many other bene ts to earning service hours in high school. Many scholarships, notably including Floridas Bright Futures scholarship, include a minimum number of service hours in their quali cation criteria. For instance, the highest level of the Bright Futures award requires at least 100 service hours and is valued at $103/credit hour at four-year Florida public institutions, the rough equivalent of more than $12,000 in discounted tuition over a full college career. Additionally, many high school honor societies and extracurricular groups reward volunteerism with membership or advancement within the organization. For example, to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award o ered in Boy Scouts, a teenager must execute a leadership service project for a local charity. Numerous examples of Eagle Projects undertaken by Creekside students exist in the surrounding area, including wood duck boxes constructed by current CHS senior Casey Diduryk along the Bartram Canoe Trail and the several groups of picnic tables located around Creekside built by current CHS sophomore Jack Leonard. Our community is enriched by the Knights ongoing acts of chivalry, of which they themselves are often as much bene ciaries as benefactors. This exchange of aid and time for character derived is a quintessential part of each Creekside students high school experience, equipping them with invaluable tools of altruism and generosity and preparing them for their current and future roles as leaders of the community. We are all faced with a series ofgreat opportunities disguised asimpossible situations.~Chuck Swindoll The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!
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Canan Law is a St. Augustine-based rm of attorneys who specialize in auto accidents, personal injury, criminal defense and medical malpractice cases. The rm was founded Cunningham Creek fth grade students welcomed Tyler Whitesides, author of the Janitors series, on Friday, September 26. Whitesides talked to the students about his experience when he once was a janitor where he got his inspiration for the series. His ideas for the janitorial defense came from everyday objects he used in his occupation. To make his janitorial job more interesting, he would imagine everyday objects having magical powers. For example, a toilet plunger could move any freestanding object of any weight by clamping onto it. Whitesides kept the students entertained by not only talking about his book series but also letting them get to know him with a brief quiz. The students were given a few multiple choice questions and asked to vote on which answer they thought to be correct. One such question asked what his favorite food was and the answer was onions. Very The principal of Cunningham Creek Elementary, Jud Strickland, has the support of four businesses solidly behind him, providing refreshments to students in his after school reading and math clubs. Strickland developed these clubs last school year. They are led by him St. Augustine-based law rm opens satellite o ce on busy 210 corridorby attorney, Patrick Canan, a former Chief Prosecutor of St. Johns County and one of the areas foremost trial lawyers. He leads a team of skilled associate attorneys including Andrew Morgan, Julie Kurtz and Hunter Conrad. Together they have established themselves in the community as aggressive litigators and leading trial lawyers. Canan Law has received Martindale-Hubbells esteemed AV rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Based on the recommendations of peers, Canan Laws AV rating serves as a testament that fellow attorneys regard the rm with the highest level of professional excellence. Only a select group of attorneys are ever awarded with this premier distinction. In St. Augustine, Canan Law has stood the test of time and earned a reputation as a trusted, aggressive defender of the rights of those who have su ered personal injury as the result of anothers negligence or malpractice. We invite you to learn more about our attorneys, our experience, and the kinds of cases we handle for our clients. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!CCE principals commitment to reading and math clubs supported by local businessesBy Contributing Writer Marcy James personally for the purpose of providing extra instruction for fourth and fth grade students struggling with the state standardized test. Gilmons Bakery, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Publix have embraced the PTOs e ort to nd business partners to provide weekly refreshments to these children. A treat is huge to a child who has already been in school all day and needs to settle in to just a little more instruction. Each club is voluntary and meets once per week all school year. Gilmons Bakery is the sponsor for the rst quarter. Owner, Gerri Kinsey, stated, We love children and are blessed to be able to support our local schools. The Fresh Market on San Jose is the principals sponsor for the second quarter. Whole Foods is committed to being the third quarter sponsor. And, Publix is the sponsor for the fourth quarter. All three grocers were quick to say yes to supporting education and supporting the principals commitment to excellence. PTO is delighted by and thankful for the immediate support of these four businesses. Each is making a very real di erence in the classroom by simply refreshing these children, thereby, allowing the principal to be more e ective in his instruction. Measurable gain from the clubs was observed last year. And, with business partner support, measureable gain will be observed again this year. The business community is an important part of the educational process. These charitable dollars fund success in our school. We sincerely thank each of our business sponsors, stated Strickland.CCE students meet authorBy Contributing Writer Rebecca Goodrich CCE fth grader Logan Kelly with author Tyler Whitesides.few students voted that choice! Whitesides showed his musical side by playing drums on a set of tin cans and a trash can. It was amazing how great that set of drums sounded! The students enjoyed their visit with Tyler Whitesides and are excited to read the Janitors series.What would YOU like to read about each month in The CreekLineLet us know! email@example.com The CreekLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers.Thank them with your patronage!
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 23 To reserve your seat, call Elizabeth at 904-230-2855 or email opportunities and responsibilities at a Tutoring Club St. Johns, 605 State Road 13, Suite 109 Dont Leave Cash on The Table! Casey Chin, College Admissions and Scholarship Specialist, Tutoring Club Julia Faherty, Gold Award Winner, Girl Scouts of America Mitch Wright, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones 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 Night of Asia, held on September 26, is a one-of-a-kind celebration for family, friends and loved ones. Every moment was magic with spectacular entertainment and attendees dressed in festive and traditional eye-popping Asian attire. The evening activities included networking and mingling with corporate and community leaders, impressive Asian entertainment, cultural performances, dancing and mouthwatering selection of foods from 10 local Asian restaurants. This year at Night of Asia, the performances included national level talents from numerous Asian countries like China, India, South Korea, Cambodia, Philippines, Bangladesh and Vietnam. The show, comprised of acrobatics, ballroom and Its that time of year again. JCP CARES will be sweeping your neighborhood on Saturday, November 15 to restock the shelves of food pantries within St. Johns County. Food collected will bene t Celebration Lutheran Food Pantry, located at 810 Roberts Road and the Hastings and Armstrong communities. Donation bags will be distributed to each house during the week of November 8 and residents are asked to have their donations back at their mailbox by 10:00 a.m. the following Saturday. This year, fabulous coupons for Saucy Taco, YOBE and Smoothie Caf will be attached to the bag. Volunteers are needed to deliver bags, pick up donations and sort food. This is an excellent service hour opportunity for students, as well as a good family project. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. A special thanks to business partners Publix, VyStar, The CreekLine, Pinch a Penny, The UPS Store, The Champions Club, Julington Creek Chiropractic and Wellness Center, the Rotary Asian festival a spectacular fundraiserBy Contributing Writer Vara Suresh, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, Night of Asiabelly dancing, magic and martial arts, singing and solo dance and folk and traditional dances, had something for everyone. Attendees also danced to the music of an Asian live band and a DJ. Last years event was sold out with over 1,200 attendees, so this year they doubled it to over 2,500 in attendance at a new, larger venue. In just three years, Night of Asia, a newly established 501(c) (3) nonpro t organization, has grown to become the largest Asian festival in Jacksonville and by far the largest indoor Asian festival in the United States. The Night of Asia event started in 2012 as a fundraiser for the victims of Typhoon Sendong in the Philippines. The Asian Employee Resource Group at Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, known locally as Vistakon, partnered with local Asian community organizations and Asian Employee Groups from other businesses to raise approximately $45,000 in just 30 days. It was a very unique event with approximately 500 attendees. This has grown to a highly successful partnership of many dedicated, passionate and hard-working leaders, members and volunteers from corporate Asian Employee Resource Groups and the local Asian community Organizations, their vision being: Many FacesOne MissionBuilding OUR COMMonUNITY. They also share a portion of their proceeds with charities here in our own community. I hope you enjoyed this very special Night of Asia event, while immersing yourself into a unique experience of our Asian culture. Thank you for taking a journey to Asia while never having to leave Jacksonville. Together we can help to make our city a better and fun place to live and work, President James Yin told attendees.NW St. Johns annual food drive to be held November 15 Club of St. Johns, several local schools and all of the volunteers who help make the JCP CARES annual Food Drive a success! If you would like more information about JCP CARES events or to become involved in 2014, please visit www.jcpcares. org for contact information.Storing Halloween Candy Some children amass quite a pile of candy from their trick-or-treating e orts. It may be too much to eat in the next few weeks, even for candy lovers. According to Better Homes and Gardens, many di erent types of candies can be frozen to preserve their freshness. Fudge, pralines and caramels freeze well and even chocolate-covered candies can be frozen with ease. Use an airtight freezer bag or container to keep frozen candies as fresh as possible and not susceptible to moisture in ltration.
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During the kick o assembly, Principal Sandra McMandon and media specialist Matt Ostrowsky talked with the students about what it means to be a rock star in everyday lifealways doing your best no matter the task. They encouraged them all to be rock stars of respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Hickory Creek Elementary School PTO encouraged students to read over the summer by participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Reading under the Stars. Michaeleen Chalut, the media specialist, was instrumental in encouraging students to participate. Forty classes and 738 students participated in the reading challenge. Schools from around the world participated in the challenge. Hickory Creek Elementary School was one of the top 100 schools for the amount of minutes read. HCE students read for 1,490, 574 minutes! They were ranked number 31 in all of the schools that participated. The goal of the summer reading program was to help motivate students to continue to read during their summer break, said Jen Cury, PTO chair for the summer reading program. Students logged their minutes either online or in book logs.DCE kicks o Accelerated Reader programBy Contributing Writer Lindsey Waggoner, Durbin Creek Elementary PTOThe students also got to meet a real live rock star, geologist Clint Noble, the Northeast Florida regional director of the Florida Association of Professional Geologists. Noble talked with the kids about geology, showed them some cool slides and fossils then answered some really interesting questions from the kids. The students have been challenged to earn 25,000 accelerated points this year as a school. If they make it there will be a concert at the end of the year featuring McMandon and Assistant Principal Brian Gi ord. There will be lots of individual rewards given throughout the year including rock star themed prizes and spirit sticks.Hickory Creek Elementary School students participate in Summer Reading ChallengeBy Contributing Writer Sommer DolceHickory Creek Elementary School PTO hosted an ice cream social and book swap to celebrate. At the beginning of the year students were encouraged to donate any gently used books for the book swap. Students who read at least 400 minutes in the reading challenge were invited to the ice cream social and book swap. During the celebration, they were allowed to pick a book from the donated book pile to keep as their own. They also got to enjoy ice cream sundae cups with toppings and received a super reader sticker. The top readers from each grade level were entered into a drawing to win one of 24 Yobe gift cards. Congratulations to the top readers. Listed below are all the class winners from each grade level. HCE Top Readers: Kindergarten: Chloe Yarbrough, Piper Vantassle Grade 1: Zachary Howard, Sydney Tarantino, Arrow Sol, Hayden Dear, Samantha Baggett, Sergio Lopez-Diaz, Michael Macaluso, Julia Howey, Gavin Van Tassel Grade 2: Ben Dolce, Josslyn Piersall, Jacob Guthmiller, Matthew Steinkamp, Hunter Richland, Parker Rust, Elle Hatcher, Adelynn Trowell, Joseph Corelli, J.J. Miller, Chloe Locilento, Sarah Rocheleau, Adam Cury, Daniel Bellomo, Logan Leister, Jason Herren, Abree Abbott, Grant Whitehead, Prana Sol Grade 3: Skye Tumbelty, Teak Abbott, Taylor Braughton, Jackie Rebeor, Aidan McAllister, Riley Meeks, Emily Lacambra, Landon Anderson, Aiden Copeland, Audrey Hollobaugh, Zachary Couch, John Welsh, Robbie Levine Grade 4: Savannah Jackson, Andrew Herbst, Shannon Tybor, Nathan Morgan, Megan Focht, Natalie Blackwell, Grace Ivey, Jake Stevenson, Harrison Brunz, Morgan Craven, Kellen Brown, Ryan Trowell Grade 5: Alexis Brown, Aldridge Bailey, Darian Thompson, Leyton Payne, Molly Springer, Carly Miller, Riley Miller, Ryan Nichols, Lauren Lowe, Joey Dolce, Ellie Valentino, Julianna Agorilla The remaining books from the book swap were donated to Crookshank Elementary School. Hickory Creek was able to donate over 2000 books to the students at Crookshank Elementary, where HCEs former principal, Dr. Paul Goricki is now the principal. Many of the children at Crookshank are from low income families and the books donated will go to support these children. Dr. Goricki thanked the students and families from HCE who donated books, We feel honored to have been chosen as this years book recipients. Thank you for remembering me and my Crookshank kids. The CreekLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community email@example.com need customers?886-4919
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Hard work really does pay o After three years of reading, formatting and copy-editing hundreds of submissions, Bartram Trails publishing sta The Oracle, is ready to hit the press with their latest book, The Edge of Reality. At over 200 pages, its the clubs biggest project to date. The Edge of Reality is a compilation of speculative short stories, poetry, prose, artwork and photography from past and present students. With chapters of fantasy, science ction, mystery, paranormal, alternate history and horror, theres something in the book for everyones taste. The Oracle is a unique program in that its not only a club, but a class and a studentrun business. Students enrolled in Creative Writing 3-5 serve as members of the publishing sta and work together to write, edit and create layouts. Every year, new sta members are trained to scan documents and operate publishing software Creative Suite InDesign and Photoshop. The club is well-regarded for its high-quality work and professionalism. Putting the book together was not an easy feat; many students can attest to having spent hundreds of hours either with a pen and paper or in front of a Two di erent ways to support the students at Liberty Pines Academy (LPA) can be through the arts and sports. Meet the Artist (MTA): Are you familiar with the works of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet or Leonardo Da Vinci? These are some of the artists the students in kindergarten through fth grade at LPA will learn about through the Meet the Artist (MTA) program. MTA is a parent volunteer-based program sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization that introduces and exposes the students to art and art appreciation. Each year the students focus on the art genres of mixed media, self-portrait and drawing, painters and sculptors. Each grade level learns about a di erent artist or subject matter in the speci c art genre, so no lesson is repeated. By the time a student has completed fth grade, they have had the opportunity to learn about several of the great artists. MTA not only introduces the students to the history of art, but this program also allows the students to create their own masterpieces inspired from the lesson about one of the artists or art genres. If you are an approved volunteer and would like to help participate in this program, then please contact the MTA coordinator, Margy Bori, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No prior experience with art or teaching is required to be a MTA volunteer because the lessons and supplies are provided. This is a fun time for both the students BTHS HappeningsBartrams writers prepare to go to pressBy Melinda Szabo, BTHS Studentcomputer. Every piece of writing and artwork was individually read, edited and formatted before being laid in. Despite its challenges, creating the book has been a highly rewarding experience for The Oracles members. Head-editor Meghan Hall shared her thoughts on the books completion: Words cant describe how proud I am of everyones hard work and dedication in the production of this book. Its been a pain, but Ive loved every minute of it and I love every sta member who has helped in getting this far. Of course, The Oracle sta would not be as successful as they are today without the guidance of their teacher, Mary Mullen, who takes great pride in her students and their love for writing: It is no longer just a school assignment, it becomes a lifelong passion. And they can carry that with them, no matter what path their life takes. Once The Edge of Reality has been submitted to the press, The Oracle plans on diving straight into their next project: playwriting. In the meantime, its sta members would like to encourage the community to check out the book and hope that everyone will enjoy reading it as much as they enjoyed putting it together. Nease HappeningsNease uses new social media outlets to connect with studentsBy Samuel Wright, Nease StudentWith the ever-increasing prevalence of technology and social media in todays society particularly among students schools are more prominently using this technology in both academic and extra-curricular ventures. Nease High School has gone to both Twitter and Instagram to connect with students on a new level. Many clubs and sports teams at the school have created social media accounts to conveniently spread information and connect students online, but Nease has now taken this use of social media to a school-wide level with certain weekly challenges. Each week this challenge is announced on the schools student-produced daily news show Wired. Students are challenged to take a speci c picture (for example a sel e with the principal or a picture at a school football game) and are instructed to caption these images with a particular hashtag. At di erent points in the week, the students who work to produce Wired search for these pictures online using the hashtag and share the photos with the rest of the school on the news show. So far these challenges have consisted of taking pictures with the hashtags such as #nottoknighta play on words that was meant to show From the twitter challenge #nottoknight, where students were challenged to take pictures of themselves at the Creekside vs. Nease game recently support for the football team in their recent game against Creekside High School. The students were challenged to post pictures, partnered with the hashtags of course, of themselves at the football game on Instagram or Twitter. These pictures were then shared with the rest of the students on Wired for their enjoyment. The most notable of the challenges was #sel eswithdresback, where students were challenged toeither before or after school hourstake a picture of themselves with the schools principle Kyle Dresback. The response on social media was both plentiful and rather humorous. This new social media outreach from Nease High School is an example of the growing presence of technology in schools and their extracurriculars. Neases social media challenges have e ectively used the internet to both connect students and promote school events on a greater scope than ever before.Liberty Pines Academy: Meet the Artist and sportsBy Contributing Writer Diana Saramaand the parent volunteers. Many parent volunteers continue to volunteer in their childs class each year because of the positive experience they enjoy with the MTA program. Sports: This fall LPA has students participating in football, cheerleading, volleyball, running, baseball and soccer. The students are always excited when they have fans (including teachers) who come to support them at the sporting events. The students and coaches work hard and appreciate the encouragement from the sidelines. Please check the schools website at www-lpa.stjohns.k12. .us for schedules. Upcoming Events: Here are some upcoming fall LPA events: Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31 is the Scholastic Book Fair. Tuesday, October 28 is the Night of the Arts. Thursday, October 30 is the First LPA 2.008 Birthday Run for Grades 6-8. Tuesday, November 4 at 10:00 a.m. is the PTO monthly meeting. Friday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m. is the Liberty Parade. The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919
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One of them is my seven-year-old son. When my son was a preschooler, I would often hear, Boy, youve got your hands full! or Hes all boy isnt he? These were harmless comments from strangers, but also early warning signs of things to come. Although he is an extremely bright, kind-hearted boy, notes from school about disruptive behavior and daily battles over homework became the norm in our household as he entered school. Getting him diagnosed was the rst step in recognizing that he needed helpthat he wanted to succeed and hated being constantly corrected. Diagnosis changed my approach as a parent, from feeling like his behavior was something he was Lexington, North Carolina, population less than 20,000, keeps its pork lovin residents content with 17 barbecue restaurants, all at very reasonable prices. While folks bicker over who makes the best in town, others argue about the best style: Memphis, Kansas City, North Carolina. No matter what, Lexington barbecue is legendary and you need to taste it. The town was named One of Ten Great Places to Celebrate Food by USA Today. The annual Lexington Barbecue Festival draws near 200,000. This year the festival takes place on Saturday, October 25 in Uptown Lexington, which I would call the downtown area. A nine-block stretch of Main Street is closed to tra c. Over 400 exhibitors sell everything from handmade crafts to handmade fudge, plus theres a juried competition for artists and craftsmen. Six stages of entertainment showcase local and national performers. The festival attracts people of all ages and includes a special section of rides and games for children. Youll also nd an antique car show, the Hogway Speedwayracing pigs, bicycle stunt show, 50-ton pig themed sand sculpture, Corvette display, Festival Chop ShopLumberjack sports show, rock climbing wall and more. The main feature, the barbecue, is served out of three main tents, one at the square and the two others on the ends of the festival. The tents are amazing places where no fewer than 35 people chop meat, x slaw and serve pigtail French fries. Lexington barbecue is pit cooked. Pork shoulders undergo long and slow cooking (about an hour a pound) over hickory wood until the meat falls apart. The shoulders are basted with dip, a mixture of vinegar, water, salt and pepper. (In Lexington the word dip is drawn out into three syllables ddddeee-ppp.) As the dip and fat drip onto the coals, smoke is created that rises up, surrounds and permeates the meat and gives it a October is ADHD Awareness MonthBy Contributing Writer Sandra M. Boundsdoing willfully, to understanding that he has a veri able neurodevelopmental di erence that has challenges but also unique bene ts, such as exceptional creativity and problem-solving abilities. ADHDs core symptoms include: Forgetfulness: Forgets or loses routine items, such as a lunch box or back pack. Di culty paying attention: Appears o in his/her own world, struggles with directions. Impulsivity: Acts without thinking, blurts out answers in class, constantly interrupts. Hyperfocused at times: May get stuck on certain things and have di culty with transitions. Constantly dgets, talks excessively, di culty with regulating voice. Problems making friends, complains no one likes him/ her. Problems controlling emotions, overreaction to insigni cant events. Many parents delay diagnosing their child with ADHD because they fear their child being labeled as di erent or because they would never make the decision to medicate. Giving a child medication to treat ADHD is certainly a serious decision that no parent relishes making. It can be an e ective treatment for ADHD symptoms, but it is by no means the only answer. Cognitive therapy is another approach, teaching caregivers new behavioral strategies to improve daily life functioning. Changes in nutrition and neurofeedback are two other routes parents can take. Whether a parent chooses to medicate or not, the important thing is to seek help for your struggling child and to strive to learn more about the condition. Please visit ADHDAwarenessmonth.org to learn more about this real and serious health condition. The website has a wealth of information to help a ected individuals and their families cope with the daily challenges and also celebrate the qualities that make ADHD individuals so incredibly special. Other resources for parents include: additudemag.com and CHADD.org.Tasty Lexington, N.C.: Barbecue Capital By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comrich, smoky avor. The meat is served chopped, although sliced can be requested, with more of the basting sauce on the side. Besides consuming barbecue, consider visiting the RCR Racing Museum which showcases cars and memorabilia from famed NASCAR owner Richard Childress. He teamed with Dale Earnhardt in 1981 and their partnership continued until Earnhardts tragic death on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500. Another option for touring is Childress Vineyards. They o er great bistro fare at lunch. The tasting room is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Artist Bob Timberlake is a famed painter from Lexington. Browse the Timberlake Gallery that showcases his watercolors and Giclee ( ne art) reproductions as well as his line of home furnishings and accessories. Lexington also hosts a BBQ Cook-O coming on April 2425, 2015. The town is located just 20 miles south of WinstonSalem. The drive takes about six hours from Jacksonville. For more information: barbecuefestival.com or visitlexingtonnc.com. got email@example.com The CreekLine YOURCommunity Newspapereditor@thecreekline.com LEGO Club (Grades K-5) Wed., Oct. 15 3:00 pm Bartram Trail Branch LibraryCome into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination. There is no registration or fee for this program.
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On Saturday the scouts worked on the Wilderness Survival merit badge by gathering natural materials and building On Saturday, October 18, the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will host speaker Ron Whittington on the topic of how to take a story from idea to bestseller. The meeting will take place at the Main Library in St. Augustine, located at 1960 US Highway 1 at the corner of San Carlos. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the meeting begins about 10:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Whittington, the author of two thrillers plus short stories, will speak about transitioning from a career in public relations to a novelist. This includes overcoming adversity and the road-blocks to writing, plus the importance of craftthen when the book is done, the big world of marketing, including paid Mill Creek is excited to start the fall out right with our annual Fall Carnival! We will be holding this fun, family-friendly event on Friday, October 17 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the school. We look forward to seeing many families from both our school and our community for an exciting night of carnival games, prizes and more! During the week of October 20 through 23, we will be celebrating our character traits. Monday will be Random Acts of Kindness day; please encourage your child to wear red to represent caring. Tuesday will be Hats o to being Respectful and Responsible day and we ask that our students wear an interesting or crazy hat! Wednesday will be Team up for Good Character day and we ask that our students wear their favorite team jersey, sports attire or cheerleading out t. Scouts enjoy the Suwannee River Outpost trip By Contributing Writer Tristan Batton, Second Class Scout, Troop 718their wilderness survival structures. Nine scouts spent the night in structures they built using axe handling and lashing skills. On Saturday each scout presented a wilderness survival topic and then we spent the rest of the day shing, swimming, canoeing and tubing. It was a great day for the scouts and the sh because we only caught two. As usual the food was great. The scouts made amazing Dutch oven desserts on Saturday: cinnamon rolls and chocolate cake! Sunday morning came too soon with everyone agreeing they would like to continue going on Suwannee River adventures! advertising, use of social media, book signings, etc. and how to deal with them. Whittington of Jacksonville is the author of two thrillers, Second Strike and Doppleganged, featuring his businessman-turned-spy Parker Glynn. He is also a ghostwriter and a free-lance writer whose work has appeared in many regional publications. Monthly meetings are held by the Ancient City Chapter of the FWA in conjunction with the Friends of the Main Library. Meetings are open to the general public. All book sales bene t the FOL.From manuscript to marketplaceBy Contributing Writer Judy Weber, Writers Group LeaderTheres Fall in the air at Mill CreekBy Contributing Writer Sarah Borgmeyer We will nish o our week of celebration on Thursday with Knock your Socks o with Good Character day; please have your child wear a pair of crazy socks. We are also encouraging our students to bring in a pair of socks to donate to the St. Francis House in St. Augustine. Our second Character Counts recognition ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. We will be honoring those students who have been recognized for being responsible! A letter will be sent home to the students who have been nominated for this award. On Wednesday, October 29 we will hold our rst round of eld day events for our students. Our third grade will be participating from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and second grade from 11:40 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. This will be a fun- lled day for our students with lots of exciting games! Wednesday, November 5 will be eld day for our fth graders from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and our fourth graders from 11:40 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. November 7 will be our annual Veterans Day Celebration during the school day. Our Mustangs always do a fantastic job of letting our veterans and currently involved service men and women know just how much we appreciate all they do and have done. Thank you for your service! Thank you to all of our families and friends who attended our rst two Spirit Nights. Please be on the lookout for more to come and continue supporting Mill Creek by enjoying a night out with great food and fellowship! Go Mustangs! Advertise inThe CreekLineIts good for business!886-4919 need customers?886-4919
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Several students from local schools were selected to join the cast: Switzerland Point students Abby Huber (sixth grade), Carolena Arroyo (sixth grade), Joe Wollitz (seventh grade) and Bentley Barrs (eighth grade); Liberty Pines Academy students Kayla Burford (eighth grade), Aleck Condon (sixth grade) and Allyssa LaRue (fourth grade); LaVilla students Kennedy Dartt (seventh grade), Brooks Garvey On August 3, Troop 280 helped to celebrate our two newest Eagle Scouts in a double ceremony at River of Life United Methodist Church hosted by their family. You see, our two newest scouts happen to be brothers Logan and Collin Turner, who have already enjoyed many years of scouting together. Logan Turner started his scouting career in rst grade almost 12 years ago with Tiger Cubs, beginning a Turner tradition that both his brothers would follow. Collin Turner started in Tiger Cubs two years later and they both advanced through Cub Scouts as Tiger, Bobcat, Wolf, Bear and Webelos. After they each earned the Arrow of Light, they went from Pack 3 to Troop 3 in Columbus, Mississippi. They moved in the summer of 2009 to Georgia and joined Troop 566 where they continued to advance and hold leadership positions. Logan Turner was the Senior Patrol Leader and Collin Turner was the Camping Instructor. Logan Turner actually earned his Eagle rank in Georgia, but has continued to earn his Eagle palms and he has waited for the o cial Eagle cerTwenty-two St. Johns County seniors have quali ed as National Merit Semi nalists for 2015. These students placed among the top 1 percent of all students in the country taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given annually to high school juniors. As 22 of approximately 16,000 semi nalists nationwide, they are now eligible to advance to the nalist competition to vie for about 7,600 scholarships worth more than $33 million to be announced in April 2015. From the approximately 16,000 semi nalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the nalist level and in February they will be noti ed of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of nalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, with-out regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference. Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2015. Every nalist will compete for Local dancers selected for First Coast NutcrackerBy Contributing Writer Bentley Barrs and Summer Stan eld, Switzerland Point Middle School Leadership(seventh grade), Caroline Farris (seventh grade) and Noelle Terry (sixth grade) and St. Josephs student Emily Malzahn (fourth grade). These dancers are students of the Art of Dance who study under Artistic Director Sabrina Hollingsworth. Leading up to the eventful show, there will be hours and hours of practice, hard work and dedication to make a memorable performance for you and your family to enjoy! It will be something that you dont want to miss out on, with action, heart-warming moments and some of the most amazing dancers throughout Jacksonville presenting to you a family-fun Christmas story. The performances will be held on December 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts. They will be dancing to a live performance by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Please come and support all of the hardworking dancers who will perform during this beautiful rendition of Tchaikovskys Nutcracker!Congratulations to the dancers who were selected for the show! Troop 280 celebrates double EaglesBy Contributing Writer Lisa Leavinsemony with his brother. Collin Turner earns his Eagle rank and Logan Turner received his Eagle rank along with his third palm. The Turners have been a part of Troop 280 for almost two years. Along with advancing through the ranks of Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star and Life, they both had to accomplish an Eagle Scout project. Logan Turner did a beauti cation of St. Christophers Episcopal Church is Perry, Georgia. Collin Turners project was at St. Francis Episcopal Troop 280s newest Eagles, Logan and Collin TurnerChurch in Ponte Vedra, where he completely refurbished and doubled the size of the church playground. During their time in scouting, they have enjoyed camping and hiking with their favorite being on the Appalachian Trail. Logan Turner and Collin Turner are the sons of Troy and Shelly Turner and both are students at Bartram Trail High School. Both young men continue with Troop 280, assisting in leadership for the troop. We wish them the best in all future endeavors. Congratulations to this years group of National Merit Semi nalistsone of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. The remaining scholarships are provided by approximately 240 National Merit Scholarship corporate sponsors as well as some 4,100 collegesponsored Merit Scholarship awards for nalists who will attend the sponsor institution. The semi nalists are Ashlee Jamerson and Connor McLevey from Creekside High School; Jenna Abell from Pedro Menendez High School; Justin Andrilenas, Brandon Canaday, Eric Goodman, Megan Hinkle, Jessica Koros, Lucas Sanders, Daniel Schwartz, Alexander Short, Turner Street, Erin Wadhams and Lauren Wisniewski from Allen D. Nease High School; Elizabeth Bugbey, Brett Greene, Lily Norenberg, Rina Samant, Sonia Samant, Michael Seethaler, Emmanuel Stamatogiannakis from Ponte Vedra High School; and home-schooled student Christopher Battista. All semi nalists will be recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the School Board Administration Building auditorium at 40 Orange Street. iPad User Group Tuesday, Oct. 28 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.
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 29 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 plans contract renewal with Medicare. Y0066_131206_161231 Accepted 904-657-7718, TTY 711 8CC4259D Have you been struggling with the same swing fault for months or even years with no lasting change despite lessons and practice? Do you struggle with consistency in ball striking, trajectory, and distance? Do you nd yourself making mistakes on the back 9 because youre tired?IF YOU ANSWERED YESMost likely it is due to physical limitations in your body. If not identied, you will continue to have the same problems because your body is unable to do anything else. A TPI certied golf tness instructor can identify the limitations YOU have and design a plan of attack. The goal is not to change your swing but give you tools to put your body in the position to perform at its best, and x your swing faults in order to do what your instructor is teaching you. screening options available! 2292-0195 September was Literacy Month, which made it a great time for Patriot Oaks Academy to host a book fair and have a family learning night focused on reading. The halls were buzzing on Friday, September 19, as we hosted our rst family event, Literacy Night. Families were able to eat dinner together, listen to read-alouds from princesses and Olaf, participate Postings from Patriot Oaks AcademyBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Sicilian, PTO Corresponding Secretaryin literacy games and crafts with the teachers, shop at the book fair and enjoy a visit from storybook character, Geronimo Stilton. The gym was lled with various activities from creating bookmarks to learning activities to making paper bag books to craftsbut the giant Scrabble sets were the highlight of the gym. Families and friends could sit together and enjoy these Hickory Creek students get inspired and give backBy Contributing Writer Sommer DolceIt was a busy September at Hickory Creek Elementary School. As students settled back into the routine of school, the fth graders were treated with a visit from Jake Marcionette, who is a local author and a Bartram Trail High School freshman. His rst book Just Jake is on the New York Times Kids Best Sellers List. His second book Just Jake #2 is due to be published March. The fth grade students enjoyed the young authors presentation about how writing can be a powerful tool, but more importantly, about to take any dream you have and turn it into reality through planning and hard work. His presentation to the students was very interactive and inspirational. He truly captivated all of the fth graders at Hickory Creek. Many were anxious to return to the classroom and start writing immediately. Connor Argott, a fth grade student at Hickory Creek, said, Jake was very energetic and that made his presentation enjoyable for all of us. He seems like a really nice guy and a Author Jake Marcionette at Hickory Creek Families enjoyed playing Scrabble at the Literacy Night.great role model. The students at Hickory Creek also participated in Jeans Day on September 10. This program, sponsored by the Childrens Miracle Network, encourages adults in workplaces to wear jeans and contribute $5 to the network of childrens hospitals. The Hickory Creek Elementary family decided to take this one step further and use this event to inspire their rst community service event of the year. All adults and students were encouraged to wear jeans that day and to bring in spare change for Wolfson Childrens Hospital. The goal was to share $500 with the children at the hospital. Many teachers used this opportunity to raise awareness, discuss the Character Counts Pillar of Caring, make cards and anchor math lessons. When the day was complete, the Hickory Creek Family had raised $1656 for Wolfson Childrens Hospital. The event was a huge success and Hickory Creek Elementary is looking forward to their next community service event. Scrabble games which were donated by Three Blue Owls. Families came together in donating clothing items and books for St Johns Countys Crookshank Elementary. The PTO board extends its gratitude to the teachers, sta and volunteers for such an amazing event, with a special thanks to Weaver and Stratton, Regions Bank, Girly Girl Parteas, St. Johns Pediatric Dentistry, Durbin Community Connections, Barnes and Noble, Renee Anderson of Allstate, Publix, Frosty Fruit, Panache, Food Allergy Families of St. Johns and Three Blue Owls. This month we are looking forward to kicking o our Boosterthon Fun Run event and celebrating Red Ribbon Week. All are welcome to sign up for the Patriot Oaks holiday photo sessions at Walter Jones Historical Park. This is the perfect time to get your family photos for the holidays. The community is welcome to book a time with one of our photographers; please visit www.PatriotOaksPTO.org/HolidayPhotoSessions for more information. Patriot Oaks Academy wishes all of The CreekLines readers a blessed fall season. A terrible thing happens when you dont advertise..... ...Nothing at all! Call T h e C r e e k L i n e The CreekLine 886-4919 In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!
Page 30, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com San Jose Episcopal Day School provides an intimate learning environment where teachers help each individual identify their own unique talents and strengths. With a balanced approach that is nurturing yet challenging, each child can reach their fullest potential, however high that may be. Come see for yourself why an education at SJEDS is an investment in a brighter future. The sky is the limit! Pre-K3 through 6th Grade7423 San Jose Blvd. www.sjeds.orgCall for a personal tour(904) 733-0352 Ahoy, maties! A one-ofa-kind pirate ship playground has re-opened at Palencia. The communitys youngest residents have been busy exploring, climbing, sliding and walking the plank on the customdesigned play space in Palencia Park, a favorite common area centrally located in the community. The much-anticipated Two Ship Armada and Skull Island pirate ship playground has been completed and installed and has already been a huge hit with children and families Your garage sale is today! If you used the planning tips from last months article, you are ready for your adventure and for those early bird shoppers! The tips below will help you make the day a positive, even perfect, experience. 1. Pleasant attitudes are infectious. Even if a buyer doesnt purchase anything, your guest took time to stop and look when there were plenty of other choices. Greet everyone with a smile and leave them with a thanks for stopping by. A cup of ice water, hand sanitizer or a hard candy are thoughtful touches. You cant control everything, but you can decide that you and your customers will enjoy the event. 2. Prevent crime and unsafe behavior. Make sure you have a helper to keep an eye out for trouble. Have the local police phone number, 824-8304, ready. If someone is on your property and refuses to leave, attempts to steal or is speeding, you can call law enforcement. Secure your house, petty cash and possessions from theft. If someone says they need to use the restroom, provide directions to local public facilities. 3. Precipitation is always a wild card in Florida. Have a Plan B if the weather is uncooperative. For those intrepid shoppers who do show up, consider a thank-you discount or a free item. A small thing like a chocolate chip cookie can earn you customer appreciation and perhaps a sale. 4. Post-garage sale strategies are as important as sale planning. Know where you The Early Learning Coalition of North Florida held its second annual ELC days at Sykes Farms in Elkton on October 6 and 7. Sykes farms came to the ELC last year looking to partner with them on hosting Pirate ship playground arrives at Palencia Parkin Palencia, said Naomi Lumley, sales manager of Palencia. Our original iconic wooden pirate ship playground was well loved and well used. However, we are thrilled to now have an improved custom structure, designed with the same theme in mind. It is even better than we imagined and will bring many hours of enjoyment for Palencia residents and their guests. Kudos to the county sta and commission! The pirate ship structure, with its multiple slides, tunnels, walkways, climbing spaces and tot lot, was installed by the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department at Palencia Park, along with additional playground equipment and new mulch ground covering. In addition to the new, fenced-in pirate ship play area, Palencia Park offers a covered picnic area, three baseball elds and a multi-purpose sports eld nearby. Palencia Park is just one of many popular amenities in the family-friendly masterplanned neighborhood. Palencia residents have a wealth of daily activities from which to choose and amenities include the communitys championship golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, four pools, sports elds and eight miles of multi-use paths and walks which connect to natural areas and marshes of the scenic Tolomato River. The Palencia Golf Clubhouse and 40-acre Village Center offers dining, shopping and spa services. The community is centrally located in the county and a short drive from the beaches, shopping, historic St. Augustine and downtown Jacksonville. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine! Part 2 of a seriesPutting on the perfect garage sale By Contributing Writer Dianne Battlecan donate items if you dont want to pack and store them again. Investigate online sites and mobile apps like SwipSwap, craigslist, eBay or virtual garage sales. Restore order to your yard promptly; remove advertising and return your items (and your car) to the garage. In short, be a good neighbor. 5. Perfect. If you enjoyed your garage sale, plan to have another oneit can be even better because you have had time in the saddle. Practice makes perfect. If your sale was less than you hoped for, give yourself credit for doing something others wouldnt dare. You still have other options for decluttering and you are now free to explore them. Remember that your experience as a seller will put you in better stead if you are the buyer at a future garage sale. Now go rest on your laurels. It was just perfect, wasnt it? e reported history of the garage/yard/rummage sale indicates that they started at shipyards in the 1800s. The yards would hold sales of unclaimed cargo, called rommage to recoup the costs of storage. Land lovers adopted the custom of rummage sales to raise funds for churches and other causes. A er World War II, yard or garage sales became popular with homeowners as they became more a uent.History of garage sales ELC Days at Sykes Farms in Elktontwo special eld trip days for their child care providers. The eld trip includes two special literacy corn mazes based on the books Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Jack and the Cornstalk, a hay ride through the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, an up close and personal look at Uncle Bucks farm animals, play ground with corn box, tube slide, big tractor tires, a chance to jump on their huge corn popper (huge jumping pillow) and more.Volunteers with Spookley book Eighteen preschools attended for a total of 357 children. ELC sta and volunteers were on hand both days providing an extra craft activity. They also gave a copy of the book Jack and the Cornstalk or Spookley to each child attending. Each child care provider represented received a bag full of assorted Spookley books as well as other Fall-related books. Joan Whitson, Early Literacy coordinator said, I am so impressed with the emphasis on literacy and farm education that Sykes Farms introduces to young children. Eighteen preschools attended for a total of 357 children. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: October 15 New: October 23First Quarter: October 31 Full: November 6
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 31 Providing You a Faster Way to Wellness Providin g Yo u a Faster W ay t o Wellness Let Vibrant Life Health Center Help YOU!(904) 683-8177 VibrantLifeHealthCenter.com Dr. Jon C. Thomas Director Headaches, Back Pain, Fatigue, Allergies?Experiencing... 52 Tuscan Way Corner of SR 16 and Intl` Golf Parkway Ph: 904.940.0055 www.theupsstorelocal.com/6113450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit CovePh: 230.8881 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Mirtha Barzaga, Realtor(904) 501-1830 firstname.lastname@example.org http://davidsonrealtyinc.com/mirthabarzaga My Six E-ssentials of Success1. Education 2. Experience 3. Ethics 4. Energy 5. 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. comcastbiz.net. Unless otherwise noted, these events are for Heritage Landing residents and their guests. 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 Childrens 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 veyearolds. For more information, please visit their website at sjcpls.org. 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 Teachers regularly have to choose to make do without important classroom materials or purchase the needed items themselves. By the end of the year, a teacher spends hundreds supplying the classroom. But, at Cunningham Creek Elementary, business partners are committed to sharing in that cost. A total of $2,050 in classroom support was awarded at the Curriculum Chats on September 8 and September 11. Seven Classroom Grants, each valued at $150, were sponsored and awarded by the following business partners: St. Johns Learning, Gwyn Ice, Realtor with Exit Real Estate, Perce Orthodontics, Nemetz Dental Associates, Coral Reef Junkies and Paul Gruenther, Realtor with Legends of Real Estate, who sponsored two grants. The Classroom Grants funded a number of teacher requests, including: Mentor Books for two classrooms, music software, books for a classroom library, Super Science Magazine, Physical Education literature, Secret Stories for phonics instruction Heritage Landing announces community eventsstudents 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 months newsletter. The Heritage Landing CDD Board of Supervisors meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. For more information about the CDD, please visit heritagelandingcdd.org. Heritage Landing Homeowners Association meetings scheduled for October are: Master HOA meets October 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Architectural Review Committee has no scheduled meeting this month. The Enforcement Committee meets October 13 at 6:30 p.m. Please call 436-6270 for more information. 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.CCE PTO business partners give $2,000 in direct teacher supportBy Contributing Writer Marcy Jamesand cooking materials for life skills instruction in a special needs classroom. In addition to the these Classroom Grants, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, located at Race Track and State Road 13, donated 20 gift cards valued at $50 each through the WalMart Teacher Rewards Gift Card Program. The PTO is grateful to Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store manager Josh Fowler and his sta for this generous donation of $1,000 in direct teacher Teachers at CCE receiving classroom supportsupport. A drawing for the names of the 20 lucky teachers was conducted at the Curriculum Chats. Teachers in all grades, as well as teachers of special needs, PE, art and computers received a $50 gift card bene tting their students. The CCE PTO is honored to partner with these business leaders, together, standing squarely behind our educators and our students. Book a Digital LibrarianThursday, Oct. 30 10 AM 12 PMDo you have an e-reader, tablet, or other digital device you arent sure how to use? Need to learn Facebook, Twitter, or how to navigate Pinterest? Or do you just want to know how to download free eBooks from the librarys OverDrive and OneClickdigital services? All of your questions can be answered in a 30-minute, oneon-one session with the Reference Team right here at the Bartram Trail Library. Library cardholders can call 827-6960 to schedule an appointment.Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club (BTNC) next luncheon will be held Tuesday, November 11 at St. Johns Golf and Country Club, located at 219 St. Johns Golf Drive, o County Road 210. Dress Barn will host a fashion show presenting Dressing for the Holidays. The total cost for the lunch is $18 (including tip and tax). Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available. The deadline for checks is November 1 (made payable to BTNC) and mailed to: Arlene Ro man, 307 Edgewater Branch Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259. Visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub BT Newcomers Club presents Dressing for the HolidaysBy Contributing Writer Susan Mogerfor additional information. The BTNC meets the second Tuesday of every month from September to May at various local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups. There are various card groups (bridge and canasta), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, game day (Mexican Train), Bunko, Mah Jongg, book clubs, lunch and matinee, lunch Divas, couple/individual dinner out and a nature walk group. For club information, please contact Vice President of Membership Mary Beth Reid at email@example.com. To download a membership form, please visit www.facebook.com/ BartramTrail.Newcomers.WomensClub.
Page 32, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com Friday~5 pm to 10 pm Saturday~11 am to 10 pm Sunday~12 noon to 7 pm San Juan Del Rios 8th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVALNOV. 7, 8, 9, 2014 New Rafe Grand Prize $5000 Midway Games, Carnival Rides, Silent Auction, Caf San Juan Desserts, Homemade Soups, Bingo. Reverse Draw Dinner with cash prizes. Entertainment for all ages. Come join in on the fun, fellowship and food. All proceeds will be used to meet the growing needs of our parish and school. Services for Pre-Planning advisors are available to assist you. Call for a no cost consultation We will collect all bags November 15. Please donate any nonperishable food items in the attached bag, and place out by your mailbox before 10 am Please help those in need around us. Our sincerest thanks, JCP CARES www.jcpcares.org Pick Up will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014 JCP CARES will be sweeping your neighborhood to restock the shelves of food pantries within St. Johns County... JULINGTON CREEK CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER, P.A. Dr. Thomas F. Lahmann Two Nease JROTC Cadet teams competed against 11 other JROTC high school teams from North Florida and South Georgia at the Middleburg High School Pentathlon Championship on September 13, claiming the spoils of victory by taking home the rst and third place trophies. Middleburg High School Navy JROTC hosted the annual athletic, academic and marksmanship competition, St. Johns County students are getting ready to test their math skills while raising funds for local schools. Mathnasiums TriMathlon contest is designed to encourage kids to engage in math and to support local schools. Children at all levels of math ability are invited to participate. In addition to winning medals, all students who participate this year will earn money for local schools with a donation for each student participating in the event. The winner at each grade level will be entered into the Grand Prize TriMathlon. The competition, open to secondthrough fth-grade students, will be held at 8:00 a.m. on October 18 at the Fruit Cove Mathnasium Learning Center in Bartram Oaks Walk at the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13. Participation is free and registration is now open at mathnasiumtrimathlon.com. Mathnasiums TriMathlon provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to engage in math in Memorial Hospital is proud to announce it is expanding its behavioral health services to include specialized care for older adults. The hospital has begun construction on an inpatient geriatric behavioral health unit that will be sta ed with physicians who are specially trained and board certi ed in geriatric medicine. The sta will o er a caring, compassionate and comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating behavioral health disorders in older adults. The inpatient geriatric behavioral health unit will feature: Daily sessions with a psychiatrist Group and individual therapy sessions Family therapy Assistance with transitional resources Intensive medication management 24-hour nursing care with expertise in both psychiatric and geriatricsNease Cadets victorious at Middleburg High Pentathlon ChampionshipBy Contributing Writer Carol Blairwhich included a two-mile running course with ve required events at spaced intervals along the course. This years events included a tractor tire ip, knot tying station, academic challenge, air ri e marksmanship and culminated in a rigorous armored Humvee push up a sloped hill. Individual teams were comprised of four males and one female. Neases rst place team included cadets Kahlbaugh, Nease Navy JROTC cadets push an armored Humvee up a sloped hill during the Middleburg Pentathlon ChampionshipsRunyon, Alexander, Yearwood and Vaughn. Neases third place team included cadets Meier, Hecht, Berry, Howland and Heinrich. Team alternates were cadets Lamb and Zicafoose. That Humvee push at the end required a total team e ort to reach the nish line, said Neases athletic team captain cadet Ryan Berry. Neases third place team was in fourth place going in to the last event. That nal team push was enough to move the team to the winners podium. Host school Middleburg High School took home second place in the event. Area kids getting ready for this years TriMathlon contesta fun way that also gives back to the community, said Kevin Carnes, president of Lakeshores education division. Were proud to support this event and inspire more kids to develop a love for math. The TriMathlon consists of three events: Magic Squares, where students are awarded points for developing their own math problems. The Counting Game, which tests students ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number. Mental Math Workout, which asks students to solve problems without a pencil and paper in order to show o their number sense. Students do not need to be enrolled in a Mathnasium center to participate. Prep materials, including a practice test, are available on the Mathnasium TriMathlon website (www.mathnasiumtrimathlon.com), where students can also register. Participants will have money donated to local schools on behalf of their participation. Mathnasium is targeting an aggregate donation of about $40,000 throughout the United States and Canada. The top scorers across all TriMathlon competitions will be invited to move on to the Grand Prize TriMathlon, to be held at the winners local Mathnasium center the following weekend. All participants, regardless of how they place on the test, will receive fun goody bags. Grand Prize winners receive a Rubiks prize pack and Mathnasium scholarship. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine!Hospital to expand behavioral health services to seniorsThe inpatient geriatric behavioral health unit will o er treatment for: Life stress Depression Anxiety disorders Mood disorders Life trauma Grief and loss issues Problems with addictions Relationship problems Aging and transitional coping Currently Memorial Hospital o ers intensive outpatient and inpatient behavioral health services for adults. Our goal is to help each patient return to a level of stability that allows them to improve their quality of life. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of The CreekLine. Want your schools Good News to appear in The CreekLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and well share it with your neighbors in St. Johns!Send an email to editor@ thecreekline.comDeadline is the 20th of each month! Bring business to your door!Advertise in The CreekLine 886-4919 The CreekLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 33 Do you have faith news you would like included in The CreekLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 886-4919. Faith News AWANA Childrens Program 6pm Wednesdays in Bardin Hallwww.switzerlandcommunitychurch.orgTraditional Worship 8:30am Sunday School 9:45am Contemporary Worship 11:00amOur Sunday ServicesA CONNECTING CHURCH Geneva Presbyterian Church PCUSA Trusting God, Nourishing People, Encouraging All in a Christ-Centered Walk I want cremation.$650 Flagler Memorial Cremation Society669-1809 Pumpkins with a PurposeShepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church & Schools View map & photos at www.sotwjax.com or call 904-641-8385 for more information. The pumpkins have arrived at River of Life UMC, located at 2600 Race Track Road and the fun has begun! We have picnic tables, photo opportunities, coloring sheets, books to read and games to play if you are looking for a fall family outing or a eld trip for pre-school, VPK, elementary school, play and scout groups. Come on out and do things or your own or schedule a eld trip where we do the activities with the children. The eld trip is about an hour and the cost is $1.50 for the purchase of a spooky size pumpkin to decorate. Please contact Becky Kimball at 254-7325 to The Music Ministry of Geneva Presbyterian church is a multi-faceted program designed to meet the musical and spiritual needs of the congregation. There are many opportunities within the Music Ministry for all to be involved. Volunteers are always welcome! For more information on any of the following opportunities, please call the church o ce at 287-4865. The Chancel Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The choir is open to all who love to sing and no audition is required. It is helpful if you can read music (but not necessary) and very helpful if you can carry a tune! Rehearsals resumed September 2. Come join us! Each Thursday morning, a dedicated group of ladies meets in the Geneva Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall as part of our Helping Hands Presbyterian Women Circle. This group, established in 2001, was originally formed as a sewing group but has expanded their projects to include not only making quilts, but also preparing crafts and sets used for our Vacation Bible School and other projects as needed by the congregation. Over the years they have made lap quilts for veterans for the Wounded Warrior Project, baby quilts for new babies in our congregation, layettes for babies that are part of the WIC program and many reserve a date and time. San Juan del Rio Catholic Church, located at 1718 State Road 13 in NW St. Johns County, will be holding their eighth annual Fall Festival on November 7, 8 and 9. Come out and enjoy the carnival rides, games, silent auction, reverse draw and dinner. Lots of food and refreshments will be available and entertainment is provided throughout the festival. There will be homemade soups and desserts and a giant ra e with a grand prize of $5,000. Join in on the fun and fellowship! For additional information, please contact Carl Savoia at email@example.com. River of Life UMCs 14th annual free Family Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 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. Oh, one more thingthe Pumpkin Patch only accepts checks and cash. There are a couple of ATMs in the area if you forget. Hope to see there! The Riverdale Community United Methodist Churchs fth annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Fish Fry will be held on October 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event includes games for children, silent auction, variety of arts and crafts, baked goods and a fried sh dinner for sale. The local band McCullough Creek will perform from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. The event will be held at 1028 County Road 13 South in St Augustine. For more information, please call Susan at 477-8759.Blessing others, one stitch at a timeBy Contributing Writer Teri Batchelor, Geneva Presbyterian Churchother items that are sold in order to fund their projects. Another important Helping Hands mission is making and lling toiletry bags provided to women and children when they enter the Betty Gri n House, the local womens shelter in St. Johns County. The bags created for the women contain toiletry items and the bags created for the children contain a stu ed animal, coloring book and crayons. Twenty- ve bags are delivered to the shelter each month. Helping Hands is also a registered chapter of the Prayers and Squares ministry, a worldwide, inter-faith outreach organization that combines the gift of prayer with the gift of a hand-tied quilt. These quilts are made with a heavy thread that is used to take stitches through quilt layers, with the ends left so that they can be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer is said for the person who will be receiving the quilt. Over the years quilts have been given to sick babies, for cancer and AIDS patients, for adults and children facing surgery or personal crisis. The motto of Prayers and Squares is Its not about the quilt, its about the prayers. Anytime you visit the Helping Hands ladies, you hear lots of laughter, fun and fellowship and feel the love that they sew in each stitch they make. They are truly blessing others, one stitch at a time. Music ministry at church has something for everyoneBy Contributing Writer Sharon MurawskiOur Hand Bell Choir provides special music on an as needed basis. Prior experience with hand bells and the ability to read music is not required, but helpful. Rehearsals are weekly on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals resumed September 2. Come join us! Liturgical Dance interprets the gospel message in the context of worship. This is open from age six to adult. There is no charge to participate. The Mens Chorus also provides special music on an as needed basis. The choir is open to all men who love to sing and no audition is required. It is helpful if you can read music (but not necessary) and very helpful if you can carry a tune! Come join us! 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You may nd more information at www.neaseband.org to see whats going on and how you can help!Exercising each day can help keep the doctor away. In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. Risk of death within ve years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers said. Swedish researchers studied 39,805 people 20 to 90 years old who didnt have heart failure when the study began in 1997. Researchers assessed their totaland leisure time activity at the beginning of the study and followed them to see how this was related to their subsequent risk of developing heart failure. They found that the more active a person, the lower their risk for heart failure. They also found: The group with the highest leisure time activity (more than one hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous physical activity a day) had a 46 percent lower risk of developing heart failure. Physical activity was equally bene cial for men and women. Those who developed heart failure were older, male, had lower levels of education, a higher body mass index and waist-hip ratio, and a history of heart attack, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. You do not need to run a marathon to gain the bene ts of physical activity even quite low levels of activity can give you positive e ects, said Kasper Andersen, M.D., Ph.D., study co-author and researcher at the Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. Physical activity lowers many heart disease risk factors, which in turn lowers the risk of developing heart failure An hour of moderate exercise a day may decrease heart failure riskas well as other heart diseases. Study participants completed questionnaires that included information about lifestyle, physical activity, smoking and alcohol habits and medication use. Researchers looked at total physical activity, which included job-related activities, and leisure activities. Participants self-reported leisure physical activity was divided further into three categories: light, such as casual walking; moderate, such as jogging or swimming; and heavy, such as competitive sports. Diagnoses, hospitalizations and deaths were veri ed using participants medical records. The Western world promotes a sedentary lifestyle, Andersen said. There are often no healthy alternative forms of transportation; in many buildings it is hard to nd the stairs; and at home television and computers encourage sedentary behavior. Making it easier and safer to walk, bicycle or take the stairs could make a big di erence. Our research suggests that everyone could bene t from getting out there and moving every day. Although the relationship between heart failure and exercise has not been broadly studied, the studys ndings rea rm the importance of continued physical activity for all adults and support the American Heart Associations recommendations of 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every week. For those who need to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol the association recommends 40 minutes 3-4 times per week. In the United States, heart disease, a major risk factor for heart failure, remains the leading cause of death, claiming 380,000 lives every year. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have congestive heart failure and about half die within ve years of their diagnosis. For additional information, please visit www.heart.org.Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. October 31st is nearly here and soon the streets will be lled with costumed revelers eager to get their share of the free- owing candy and other prizes. Year after year, trick-or-treaters don their costumes and parade from home to home. But have you ever wondered where this and other traditions began? Trick-or-treating and wearing costumes seem like odd traditions to those unaccustomed to Halloween. Halloween customs are actually a blend of Celtic, Catholic, Pagan and ancient Roman traditions. It is thought that Halloween celebrations date back to roughly 800 to 600 BC, when they originally were The traditions of Halloweenobservances of the harvest season and nature before the arrival of winter, which marked the barren state of the landscape. The Celtic festival of Samhain was a major in uence on modern day Halloween. On October 31, Celts also believed the door to the underworld was opened and could let in deceased spirits. Feasts were held and placesettings were left for deceased relatives, as they were believed to return home for a visit. In addition to friendly spirits, mean spirts also could cross over. Bon res were lit to ward o spirits, and extra candles would be used in homes and churches to keep evil away. Even the custom of wearing costumes has its roots in keeping evil spirits at bay. Costumes and masks were worn to confuse bad spirits and frighten them so that they could not bestow misfortune on the more fortunate. People also wore masks and ventured out after dark so that envious ghosts who were cold and outside could not recognize residents of warm and inviting homes. The trick-or-treating custom may have blended origins. Druids believed the dead would play tricks on mankind during Samhain, Halloween traditions cont. on pg. 35
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Page 36, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com ACCREDITEDACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION for AMBULATORYHEALTH CARE EYE CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE & WORLD GOLF VILLAGETHE EYE SURGERY CENTER OF ST. AUGUSTINE Best Vision Center 10 Years AAAHC T T Master Gardeners often are called upon to answer questions from the public. Recently a gentleman who was disillusioned with his 9,000 square feet of St. Augustine grass wanted to turn the area into something more Florida friendlysomething more truly beautiful and connected to nature. And I was really heartened. Grass is one of the hardest plants to keep looking good, often needing supplemental irrigation (although not during this particularly rainy summer!) as well as regular fertilizing and it can sometimes require harsh chemicals to tackle insects, weeds and disease. 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The workshop is developed and presented by the University of Florida, Small Farms Academy and will be held at the UF/ IFAS St. Johns County Agricultural Centers Wind Mitigation building in St. Augustine. This workshop is partially supported by a grant through the Florida Specialty Crops Block Grant program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Bonnie Wells, commercial vegetable agent in St. Johns County, and other UF/IFAS Gardening: Would you like to be more Florida-friendlyBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASstorm water runo ; and protect the waterfront. http:// .ifas.u edu/materials/FYN-Handbookv1-2012.pdf For those of you intending to redesign some or all of your yard going into the fall, dont forget The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design. http://fyn.ifas.u .edu/pdf/FYN_ Plant_Selection_Guide_v090110. pdf As well as tables listing all types of Florida Friendly plants, youll nd detailed guidelines on how to choose those plants. Under a window? Choose a shrub that wont need pruning constantly. By a hot sidewalk? How about that pretty daisy, the native gaillardia, which will stand up to all the abuse the sun can give. And what about that shed over there that looks less than charming? How about an evergreen holly in front, with the added bonus of beautiful red berries come winter. Native plants are often touted as low-maintenance and fool proof, but they should be used only if they t the right plant, right place requirement. Otherwise they are as vulnerable as the next wrongly placed plant. The advantages can be that they often require minimal fertilization and irrigation, once established. Sourcing native plants isnt always simple; there are a few retail nurseries in our area which specialize, namely Native and Uncommon Plants in Ortega and Re ections of Nature in Fernandina. Trads and Earthworks both carry some native plants. Mail Order Natives operates out of Lee. (I only mention these companies to give an idea of what is available, not as particular recommendations.) If you use a landscaping company they will have access to wholesale growers with a wide variety and sizes of plant material. You might be interested in the Association of Florida Native Nurseries website. Remember, if you havent yet made the move to FloridaFriendly landscaping, its never too late to begin and its about the right time of year to do so. And of course, timely tips can be found in the September/ October edition of A New Leaf newsletter: http://duval.ifas.u edu/documents/ANewLeafNewsletterSept-Oct.2014.pdf As always, enjoy!Build your own farms food safety manual workshopExtension Agents, will conduct the training and advise, Fruit and vegetable farm operators would be wise to take advantage of these workshops as most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program to be in place for each farm before they buy. Even smaller operations selling directly to consumers are encouraged to develop a manual for their farm as food safety will become even more important in the future. The registration fee is $35 for the rst person representing a farm and $15 for an additional attendee. The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch for the day. All educational materials in the Food Safety Tool Kit will be provided for the farms through the grant. For registration, please mail a registration form and check payable to FAEF to UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092-0572. Cash payment is also accepted. Registration is con rmed when a registration form and payment is received. The rst 20 farms to register will be accepted. For more information or to register, call Bonnie Wells at 209-0430.Full moon! Many Halloween images are depicted with a full moon in the background. Full moons evoke visions of werewolves baying or vampire bats uttering by. But a full moon on Halloween is actually quite rare. A full moon that occurs on Halloween is actually most o en a blue moon, or the second full moon of the month. On average, a full moon appears once every 28 days or the time it takes for the Moon to orbit around Earth and be on the other side of the Sun. Very rarely a blue moon can occur when the full moon appears twice in one month. e last time a full moon appeared on Halloween was in 2001. e next time Halloween revelers will be treated to a full moon on Halloween is Saturday, October 31, 2020. Dispose of unwanted/outdated prescription medication (excluding sharps, medical wastes, nuclear medications or thermometers) St. Johns County Sheriffs Of ce Weekdays excluding holidays 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.Contact: Crime Prevention Deputy Corporal Diana Bryant at 209-1551 The CreekLineAdvertise in YOURCommunity Newspaper!886-4919
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Page 38, The CreekLine October 2014 www.thecreekline.com Must mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/13/14. Must mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 11/13/14. New Design Studio! Call for Details. For Appointment Call904-230-0080 NEW LOCATION! 485 State Road 13Suite 3 (Next to Burger King) Dr. Thomas Lahmannwww.julingtoncreekchiro.com Is Back or Neck Pain Impacting Your Life? Dr. Thomas Lahmann Chiropractic PhysicianHumana Beech Street A Proud Participating Provider for Aetna and Blue Cross / Blue Shield United Insurance Plans Accepts All Auto Insurance Julington Creek Chiropractic & Wellness Center P.A.SpineMedTM Spinal Disc DecompressionA Safe and Pain-Free Procedure Designed for Back & Neck pain Non-Surgical, Drug Free Procedures for: The Julington Creek Loggerhead Aquatics swim team got o to a great start at its rst meet of the 2014-15 short course season. At the Bolles TYR Season Opener on September 14, eight Loggerhead swimmers achieved rst place nishes. 9-10 swimmer Raymond Prosinski won four events, with The Creekside Knights Athletic Booster is a nonpro t organization of parents, coaches, students, faculty, alumni and community members committed to promoting excellence in Creekside High School interscholastic athletics by voluntarily helping to enrich the high school experience and foster success in the classroom for all students by building Knights Pride through sports. This parent-run board is under the direction of president, Anne Marie Gennusa and in coordination with Guy Harris, athletic director. The booster club is committed to raising over $70,000 for CHS athletics this year through memberships, sponsorship, concessions, apparel, Drive One 4UR School and our annual Running of the Knights. Money raised will be used to help o set costs for each athletic team, to assist with eld, athletic maintenance, sports medicine and miscellaneous sports related Loggerheads swim into a new seasonBy Contributing Writer Lorraine HerrerosAnna Moore and Simeon Prosinski winning three each. Avery Sargeant raced to rst place in two events and Anouk Victor, Isaiah Thompson, Jack Van Deusen and David Gapinski each won an event as well. JCLA second place nishers included Zach Sargeant, Taylor Thomson, Jolie Nguyen, Mia Gonzalez, Meredith McDade, Robbie Rait, and Olivia Moore, as well as S. Prosinski, A. Sargeant, A. Moore, and J. Van Deusen. Loggerheads who Loggerheads still smiling after Mega-Workout! placed third in one or more events were Alyson Neal, Finn Howell, Samantha Mace, Ryan Krejci, and Cinnamon Smith, along with J. Nguyen, J. Van Deusen, O. Moore, D. Gapinski and Z. Sargeant. Loggerhead senior swimmers challenged themselves at JCLAs rst annual MegaWorkout on September 5. This extended Friday night practice lasted from 7:15 p.m. to 12:00 midnight and included a dry land session and three separate water workouts with two relax and refuel breaks in between. Believe it or not, the senior swimmers were still smiling when it was all over! In other news, Loggerhead Dani Gordon has been named to the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team for the second year in a row. This prestigious award recognizes highly talented high school athletes whose top-notch achievements take place both in the classroom and in the pool. Congratulations, Dani!Everything you need to know about CKABCBy Contributing Writer Debby McKernanexpenses. Do you have an athlete at Creekside High School? Please join the Creekside Knights Athletic Booster Club. All student athlete families at Creekside are strongly encouraged to help further the success of their athletic programs by joining at any of the levels of family membership ranging from $50 to $500. Several levels o er season passes to home CHS Athletic events. Every athlete and every sport bene ts in some way from the funds raised by the booster club. The 2014 membership drive is currently underway and wed like your support. The booster club also relies heavily on the support of business and community sponsors. We o er signage and program ads. We truly appreciate your corporate support. Please contact CKABC at www. creeksideknights.com/ 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 when you mention the Knights. The next PDQ night is November 12. Hope to see you all there. Williams Athletics is authorized and carries authentic Creekside High School spirit wear! The Kings Closet will also be open for business at select sporting events throughout the school year. New merchandise is now available. Dont buy the knock-o s; please purchase from either of these two venues. We cant forget to mention our famous and very successful annual Running of the Knights. This popular event is scheduled for Friday, May 15, 2015. Whether you walk, run, participate on a centipede team, volunteer, become a sponsor or attend for the carnival atmosphere this community event has been a spring CHS highlight for the last several years, one you wont want to miss. Further information about the Creekside Athletic Booster Club, becoming a member, sponsor or upcoming events may be found on the website at www.creeksideknights.comgot firstname.lastname@example.org The CreekLineNW St. Johns Countys Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! 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Co-Captain Alex Cunni hopes to continue to her teams successful start this season: My goal for the team this year is for us to hopefully go to states. We went to regionals last year and unfortunately did not make the cut, but we have some new talent this year and the returning players have all improved, so I think that we have a good chance to make it this year. Junior Jordan Mansker, who has been playing on this team since freshman year, presented her thoughts on how the golf teams performance at The North Florida Bicycle Club (NFBC) and Flagler College are pleased to announce a CSX Corporation award for $10,000 in support of the One Road Campaign. One Road, A Cyclist Safety Campaign, is aimed at reducing the number of crashes between motorists and bicyclists in northeast Florida. The campaign is an outgrowth of e orts begun several years ago by Bert Shaw, bicyclists advocate and Nease Sports RoundupHole in One!By Ishani Goyal, Nease Studentthe conference: Although it rained a little bit, everyone on the team de nitely played their hearts out! We hope to kick butt at districts and make it to regionals again! Based on their performance all season so far, the girls deserved this win. Not only did the girls team have an incredibly successful play at the conference, but Neases boys golf team got second place with a score of 292. Junior captain, Brian Nichol gave us the inside scoop on the golf team this season: With districts coming up next Monday, we are ramping into the biggest part of our season. Getting Brent Whiting back from the injury was huge for our team after being without him for the last month. He doesnt even seem to have lost a beat. We have two underclassmen that we are hoping can step up: freshman Trevor Madridejos and sophomore Jake Olsen. Trevor has proven to us that he can play with anyone with his 70 (-1) at conference tournament. Jake has some impressive scores himself, shooting one under in a match at St. Johns Golf and Country Club. As for myself and senior Andrew Morris, we are looking to play the golf we know how to play and serve as an example for the younger guys during our run. We hope to make it through districts to regionals and, ultimately, to our primary goal of making it to states. We have the potential to make it, we just have to play with con dence and make all the hours we have worked for this worth it. The boys golf team has de nitely gotten o to a strong start. They have had three members make the All-Conference Team: Madridejos with a score of 70(-1), Morris with a score of 72(+1) and Nichol with a score of 73(+2). Nichol was the only one to make the All-County team at the county tournament with a score of 74(+2) Their hard work, commitment and time will indubitably bring them a successful season. North Florida Bicycle Club and Flagler College receive $10,000 grant to implement One Road Campaigngeneral director for NFBC, to improve the safety of cycling in northeast Florida. Jacksonville and Florida have ranked poorly for years in the Bicycling and Walking Benchmarking Reports. In the 2014 Report Jacksonville ranked 49th worst of the 52 largest cities in the country for bicycle safety. NFBC has addressed infrastructure (Engineering) concerns through contacts with City of Jacksonville and JTA, county o cials and state (FDOT) and regional agencies (NFTPO). Enforcement has been addressed working with JSO. Sorely lacking has been an e ective, consistent and sustained Educational e ort directed towards both motorists and cyclists in northeast Florida. The $10,000 grant received from CSX will be used to fund media buys, produce media spots and create other material in support of the overall campaign goal. The One Road Campaign is an interactive health communication campaign that was designed by Flagler College students under the supervision of Dr. Eric W. Ho man in a senior level strategic communication campaigns course. Mark Atkins, MD, president of NFBC, said, The CSX grant will allow us to immediately air radio spots promoting cycling safety. We are hopeful other northeast Florida businesses will join CSX in supporting our campaign. Shaw commented, This grant is a milestone in our ongoing e orts to make Jacksonville safer for cyclists. It lets us spread our message to a wider audience. The One Road Campaign was scheduled to o cially launch in spring 2015, but thanks to the CSX donation, the campaign will launch fall 2014. To nd out more about the One Road Campaign, visit facebook.com/oneroadcampaign. North Florida Bicycle Club is a Jacksonville-based recreational cycling club. The NFBC is committed to support bicycling through social activities, education and leadership by example. For more information on the NFBC, visit www.nfbc.us/. The Alliance for Biking and Walking in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Healthy Community Design Initiative publishes biennial reports on biking and walking. To nd out more about the reports, visit www. bikewalkalliance.org/resources/ benchmarking In print or onlineThe CreekLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! need customers?886-4919
www.thecreekline.com October 2014 The CreekLine, Page 41 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! $20 Off All Alignments Increase Fuel EconomyFill Your Tires With $39.99 and Free RefllsNitrogen 10-31-14 As we get closer to cooler weather our fall sports teams enter their championship seasons; our winter sports start holding tryouts this month. Tryouts this month will be held for both girls and boys basketball teams and the boys and girls soccer teams. All of the winter teams have been conditioning since either beginning of school year or throughout summer and are all ready to have a successful new year! This past month was full of excitement for our Knights football team and Creekside Crazies. We settled a student section battle with Nease at our homecoming game, which we won 51-35. This was a great win to help start our season o as we head into this month with more battles to come. On October 17 at 7:00 p.m. the Knights varsity football team will take on the Bartram Bears at home. Time for another Creekside Crazy gathering to pump up the team to take down the bears. Our last two games of the season As we say goodbye to summer by putting away our bathing suits and towels, there is still an elite team of special students in the pool, Giving one hundred percent, one hundred percent of the time, according Charlene Mahalahsah, senior relay swimmer. These swimmers are better known as the Bartram Trail swim team. They have been gearing up for this season since June. Most of the swimmers condition 30 to 35 hours per week in the pool. Every swimmer is expected to perform and push themselves to new heights. Backing these elite swimmers is Coach Robert Bruns. Bruns has been a swim coach since 1984 and is a dedicated life swimmer, dating all the way back to his high school and college years! Recently, Bruns competed in the United States Masters swimming in the State of Florida. Throughout all of his years of learning and mastering the art of swimming, he has developed a particular philosophy that he instills in each swimmer. Dont be a selective participant; go out of your comfort level! Bruns also goes on to say, I am a life coach, not a swim coach. Each and every day, it is Coach Bruns goal to help every swimmer reach personal success and keep them inspired to work even harder than the day before. While every swimmer is working on their own goal, they begin to realize that it is greater than just themselves, but more importantly, it is to strengthen the team as a whole! This years team di ers from last years because there is a good depth of swimmers that contribute to the overall picture. Most people do not realize that in order to take rst in a swim meet, there has to be people to take second and third placewhich is exactly why these swimmer are successful at each meet! For the CHS Sports RoundupBy Kassie Solms, CHS Studentwill be away; on October 24 the boys will travel to St. Augustine and on Halloween Eve (October 30) they will be at Fleming Island. The JV football team will have their last game at home on October 23 against St. Augustine. The girls cross country team will be traveling to Middleburg for the Bronco Bob Invitational on October 18. This will be the last race for JV and the nal preparation race before varsity girls head to districts on November 1. The boys team will also be heading to districts with the girls team. The girls soccer team will have their rst game this month on October 30 after a week of try-outs earlier this month. They will be playing away at Forest High School at 6:45 p.m. The JV girls team will play against Forest High School at 5:00 p.m. on October 30, as well. The boys varsity and JV teams do not have their rst game until November 1 at Robert E. Lee. The swim team will have their nal meet against St. Augustine on October 16 at 5:00 p.m. Come support the swim team and watch them splash away the competition. Our girls volleyball team has been spiking away the competition as well. With only one loss so far this season, they will go against the Ponte Vedra Sharks on October 15. The district tournament will be held at Creekside this year; come and cheer on the volleyball team as they ght for district title on October 21 and 23. The district match will take place at 5:00 p.m. on October 21 and at 7:00 p.m. on October 23 for district nals. JV will wrap up their season with one last game against the Sharks as well on October 15. Lets continue to show schools the amount of spirit Creekside students haveand have some awesome sports seasons while were at it. Come out and support as many of our sports teams as possible; every team needs the energy from fans to ght even harder.BTHS Sports Roundup By Contributing Writer Skye Colbert, BTHS Studentdual teams there is a total of 23 boys and 46 girls. So far the boys have a clean record of 2-0, while the ladies continue to strive for excellence with a record of 1-1. There is much more to the Bartram Trail swim team than just taking rst place at every meet. This team also serves as a second home for many of these swimmers. Being part of the Bartram Trail swim team is a great way to connect with other students in the school and meet new people, said Chloe Andrews, freshman 50 freestyler. These swimmers also get the opportunity to reach out and connect with some of the upperclassman. Having a big sister on the swim team makes transitioning into high school easier, said Emmy Iannone, freshman 100 freestyler. This big sister/little sister and big brother/little brother technique is a way for the underclassman swimmers to receive a mentor that is either a junior or a senior swimmer to help them stay on track with all of their personal goals in and out of the pool. With all of the physical and mental training that goes into a successful meet, our swimmers continue to reach their zeniths. These Bears are ready to take out their paws and tackle the Knights and Gold Eagles at districts! So watch out, the Bears are back in town! A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri. Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. 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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. 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TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Bottle Brush SALE Buy TWO Get ONE FREE! The Parks gardens and trails provide resting places and food sources for our feathered friends. All day on our third Saturday photo challenge (this month on October 18), as you wander on your way, use your camera to record any of these feathered visitors to the grandeur and uniqueness of Mother Nature within the park. Participants will receive a map of the Gardens and the Bartram Trails rst swimming meet of the season held Tuesday, September 2 at Riversides community pool, energized the team and community. Fleming Island (FI) is known as a strong swim team and beat both our boys and girls last year. Although the BTHS girls lost to FI this year 69 to 101, they earned more points than in 2013. The girls got the crowd on their feet and displayed perseverance during their nal race, the 400-yard freestyle relay. Team members Cortney McIntosh (Sr), Kendall Henley (Jr), Emilee Ivan (Fr) and Rhiannon ODonohoe (Jr) surprised FI with a touch-out win time of 3:57.49. BT girls wins included Emilee Ivan (Fr) 200yard Freestyle 2:11.33, Rhiannon ODonohoe (Jr) 200-yard Individual Medley (IM) 2:13.41 and Jennifer Brennock (So) 100-yard breaststroke 1:11.49. The BTHS boys showed strength in depth as they won Washington Oaks Gardens hosts photo challenge and birding programBartram Trail Bears swimmers split rst meet of seasonBy Contributing Writer Teena Burchiantionly ve of the 11 races, yet secured an overall win with a nal score of 90 points to FIs 80. Cheers rang out as junior Lukas Burchianti was able to pull ahead in the last 25 yards of the 200 IM with a winning time of 2:13.43. Watch for freshman Adrian Oake this season as he won his rst high school race, the 200-yard freestyle at 2:00.85. Senior Lukas Moberg indicated major improvement winning the 100-yard butter y with a 57.75. The 400-yard Freestyle Relay was the nal event of the night and the boys left their mark. The team of Bryden LeClair (Jr), Jordan Vanden Heuvel (Sr), Daniel Leahy (Sr) and Harrison Howerton (Sr) won with a 3:28.7. Howerton was two body-lengths behind when he started the last leg of the race; he caught and passed his opponent in the last few yards. Howerton also won the 100-yard backstroke with 58.61. challenge instructions on the day of the event. The map and instructions will be at the Ranger Station until the park closes. Participants are encouraged to submit a photo to the challenge, in .jpg format, accompanied by a signed photo release to: WashingtonOaksPhotoentry@gmail.com. Upon submission photos will be entered into a photo of the month contest. For more information, please call (386) 446-6783. Additionally, our Family Birding Program will be held on October 25 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Located on the barrier island just south of Marineland, Washington Oaks Gardens is a true picturesque treat with panoramic views of the ocean and estuary. The middle of the island, with its maritime hammock, is a well-known hot spot for birding. As fall migration is upon us, Park Services Specialists Joe Woodbury and Amy Biedenbach will explain techniques used to identify some of the many bird species which rely on our park resources this time of year. Join us! Participants will take part in a national origami project, make bird feeders to encourage backyard birding at home and, of course, listen and look for birds in the park! This event requires advance registration at $10 per family and we can have a maximum of 10 families. For additional information and to register, please contact Amy Biedenbach at (386) 446-6783 or via email: Amy.Biedenbach@dep.state. .us Washington Oaks Garden is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard in Palm Coast. Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine! 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