page 28Puzzles page 19Get to Know . Becky Kimball page 3Take 5 Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns County By Angela Higginbotham email@example.comA Florida NewsLine Publication page 5Q&A with St. Johns County School Board member Beverly Slough Q A April 2018 Volume 18 Issue 4Significant buildings cont. on pg. 19 Advancing the Art & Science of 12525 Philips Hwy, Ste. 101, Jacksonville 7855 Argyle Forest Blvd, Ste. 701, Jacksonville 1541 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville 9191 R G Skinner Parkway, Ste. 202, Jacksonville 100 SR 13, Suite A, Saint Johns 1495 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park 200 Southpark Blvd., Ste. 207, St. Augustine 520 A1A North, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra Beach The Nations Largest Dermatology Practice Beautiful Skin 866-400-DERM (3376) | AdvancedDerm.com ADCS-7.5x2-banner-ad-2017-R2.indd 1 12/6/17 1:00 PM Along State Road 13, the Bennett House, the Hartley Store and Belutha-hatchee all reect the vibrant history of the NW St. Johns County area and thanks to the eorts of St. Johns County Parks and Recreation and the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, all were recognized simultaneously at a com-munity celebration held on Saturday, Feb. 24. All three buildings are already local historical landmarks, said Karen Rou-millat, board member of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation. is event was a celebration of their history. Roumil-lat, Stetson Kennedys stepdaugh-ter who has been advo-cating for the history of the area for years, said that the goal was to remind both new and existing community members of the rich history of the area. We have a won-derful story to tell and we want to do what we can to celebrate and remember it, she said. Roumillat said that the day of the celebration was sunny and beautiful and the azaleas were blooming at Alpine Groves Park, where an esti-mated 75 100 people gathered to hear speakers State Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, St. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns, Assistant Parks Director Billy Zeits, Sandra Parks and Roumillat of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, and Andrew Piezzo of Andrews Homestead in front of the Bennett House. Following the speeches, refreshments were provided by the Friends of Alpine Groves Park, and then attend-ees were invited to visit the Hartley Store and Belutha-hatchee. Roumillat estimates that 50 people attended the open house that day at Belu-thahatchee. e Bennett House, located in Alpine Groves Park, still needs to be restored and is not open to visitors at this time, Andrews Homestead Photos courtesy Susan BrandenburgSt. Johns County Commissioner Jimmy Johns, Sandra Parks (Stetson Kennedy Foundation), Andrew Piezzo (owner of Andrews Homestead), Karen Roumillat (Stetson Kennedy Founda tion), State of Florida Representative Cyndi Stevenson, Billy Zeits (Assistant Director Parks and Recreation Department) were all speakers at the celebration. although the county is working on funding, according to Roumillat. Built in 1886 by Robert Willis as a winter season home, the Bennett House was purchased in 1899 by Robert Ellis Brooker and Julia Church Brooker. eir legacy expanded to own the Hart-ley Store on State Road 13, next door to the Switzerland Post Oce. Robert Brooker was the postmaster from 1921 1941, followed by his postmistress wife until 1955. e Hartley Store was built around 1930 and is currently open for busi-ness as Andrews Home-stead, a little coun-try market managed by Andrew Piezzo. Its legacy spans nearly 75 years as a locally-owned general store by the Leonard and Evelyn Hartley family since 1945. Many local residents have fond memories of sitting on the porch, visiting with friends and catching up on the local news of their community.Photos courtesy Kim AslanFestivities from previous Relays for Life. Connect for a cure cont. on pg. 11Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will hold its annual event on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12 p.m. 10 p.m. at Bartram Trail High School. e community and all surrounding areas are invited to join in on this much anticipated festivity. Entrance is free and the family-orien-tated day will include ceremonies to honor and remember the courageous and strong loved ones who have faced cancer. Live entertainment, games and a variety of food will be on hand. Founded in 1986, Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staed and coordinated by volun-teers in thousands of communities and 27 countries across the world. e mission of Relay for Life is to honor cancer survivors of all ages. ese events bring communities together to remember loved ones buildings celebratedBy Martie Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org Beluthahatchee Bennett House AD DEADLINE APRIL 5thCall 904-886-4919 rfn rtfbrfnnPonte Vedra May 8th to 13th, 2018 Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra CHAMPIONSHIPSpectators GuideSpectators Guide Advertise in theChampionship Spectators Guide
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The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 3 Photo courtesy MetroCreativetake 3055 CR -210 W est, Suite 110 | St. Johns, FL 32259 904-825-0540 | www .oastaug .com LOCA TED CLOSE T O HOME ON CR210, ORTHOP AEDIC ASSOCIA TES OFFERS CARE FOR ADUL TS AND CHILDREN GIVE US A CALL T OD A Y AND ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF SAME & NEXT D A Y APPOINTMENTS QUALITY CARE FOR THE WHOLE F AMIL Y Bartram Bash scheduled for April 14e 14th annual Bartram Bash will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13. e event will celebrate the rst American-born naturalist, William Bartram, and will feature live Americana and Bluegrass music by Tommy Bledsoe, education presentations, booths and kids games, yoga in the park, bird walks, and Stetson Kennedy Award presentations. Contact AyoLane Halusky at (904) 209-0348 or email@example.com for more information.PACT Prevention hosts Town Hall meeting on local opioid crisise Opioid Crisis Strikes St. Johns County, moderated by Action News Jax co-anchor John Bachman, will be the topic of a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 11 from 7 p.m. 8:15 p.m. at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian View. PACT Prevention, with broadcast coverage by Action News Jax, will present a panel of local community leaders who will share their perspective and insight on how this crisis is affecting all segments of our population from babies who are born addicted, our youth, young adults and even many senior citizens who are becoming addicted to opioids. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Questions can be submitted before the event by email using the subject line, Town Hall Meeting Questions, to LynnePACT@ yahoo.com or can be raised during the question and answer segment of the program. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available. Contact Lynnette Horwath, Prevention Program Coordinator, at LynnePACT@yahoo. com for more information.Helping Hands hosts Game Day for Project AutismHelping Hands of St. Johns County will recognize April as Autism Awareness month by hosting Game Day on Wednesday, April 25 at e Golf Club of South Hampton from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Proceeds will benet Project Autism of St. Johns County, which purchases technology and equipment for St. Johns County Schools and ESE departments. Admission to Game Day is $25 ($13 goes to Project Autism) and includes lunch and door prizes. Rae tickets for complete golf packages for four players at both e Golf Club South Hampton and St. Johns Golf and Country Club will be available for an extra $5. Mah Jongg, bridge, dominoes, Pennies from Heaven, and other card games along with board games will be played. Pre-registration is necessary due to a lunch count; contact jacqphil@aol. com for more information. Read to Rover at Bartram Trail Branch Library Beginning readers should stop by the Bartram Trail Branch Library to practice reading to certied therapy dogs at the Read to Rover event on Saturday, April 21. is is a drop in program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and no registration is required. According to educational therapist Rebecca Barker Bridges, Pets are very nonjudgmental, and their calming presence distills stressful situations. For children who feel insecure about their capacity to do things like reading, therapy pets bolster their self-condence, which reduces their anxiety. Call the library at (904) 827-6960 for more information.RSVP sponsors training opportunitiesRSVP of St. Johns County is collaborating with ElderSource Institute to bring unique training opportunities to the community. ese trainings are free, but registration is limited. Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention will be oered Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. :30 a.m. and Age Sensitivity will be oered Tuesday, May 8 from 10 a.m. :30 a.m. Register by visiting www.eldersourceinstitute.org/calendar/ and choose from any of the privately sponsored trainings. To access training registration, enter code RSVP. All training will be held at the Fullerwood Auditorium, 10 Hildreth Drive in St. Augustine. Contact Cheryl Freeman at (904) 547-3952 or Cheryl.Freeman@ stjohns.k12..us for more information. Historical reenactors at a previous Bartram Bash.
Page 4 | The CreekLine April 2018 around townApr.S S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 save the date!April 27 June 2 Candace Knapp and Ron Vellucci exhibition The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach www.ccpvb.org May 4 St. Augustines Romanza Festivale of the Arts All day www.visitsaintaugustine.com/topics/romanza May 8 13 THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass www.theplayers.com May 12 HAWKEs Dine on the Wild Side 5 p.m. 9 p.m. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Tickets available April 15; www.hawkewildlife.org May 12 Waves of Gray 5K Brain Cancer Awareness Walk 8 a.m. https://nbtsevents.braintumor.org/event/2018-waves-of-gray-5k/e146712 May 24 27 Jacksonville Jazz Festival http://jacksonvillejazzfest.com Water Problems? rf n tbbbb bbr REMOVE 3760 Kori Road 904-262-0197 www.affordablewaterjax.com rfrrfrfnftb FREE WATER TESTINGnrr rrfrfnftb April 2Current Events Discussion Group 10 a.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Donovans Irish Pub, US Highway 1 firstname.lastname@example.org April 3Happy Hookers crochet group 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 World Golf Village Toastmasters 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 County Road 210W Worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.orgApril 3 May 8Northeast Florida AHEC Quit Smoking Now class Tuesdays, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Free; call (904) 482-0189 to registerApril 5U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse (904) 460-0243 Palencia Bridge Club plays Party Bridge 11 a.m. 3 p.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Donovans Irish Pub, 7440 US Highway 1 Diane Tamplin, (904) 808-7326April 6Wild edibles and backyard medicinal plants of Florida with St. Johns County Naturalist AyoLane Halusky 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Alpine Groves Park, 2060 State Road 13 (904) 209-0348 or email@example.com to register Rotary Club of St. Johns meeting 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Fridays) St. Johns Golf and Country Club Clubhouse www.rotarystjohns.orgApril 9The Northwest United for Progress Club first year anniversary celebration 7 p.m. 2777 Race Track Road (NE corner of Race Track and Flora Branch) firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 10Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club luncheon featuring Prince Peles Polynesian Revue 11 a.m. St. Johns Golf and Country Club RSVP by April 3, email@example.comApril 11Town Hall Meeting: The Opioid Crisis strikes St. Johns County 7 p.m. (Refreshments at 6:30 p.m.) County Administration Building, 500 Sebastian Way Presented by PACT Prevention Coalition of St. Johns County; BridgetPACT@yahoo.com LEGO Club for Kids 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960April 12Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Westminster Woods, 25 State Road firstname.lastname@example.org Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet with St. Johns County Audubon Society 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, 8655 A1A S., St Augustine www.stjohnsaudubon.comApril 14St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild 10 a.m. 12 p.m. St. Pauls Catholic Church school auditorium, 2609 Park St. www.dosafl.com/outreach/catholic-writersguild/ or email@example.com Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 Ancient City Coin Club Spring Coin and Currency Show 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 5050 Inman Road www.facebook.com/acccstaugustine or (908) 892-6169 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7: About Boating Safely course 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. NE FL Regional Airport Conference Center, 4730 Casa Cola Way http://abs.mysafeboating.comApril 164-H Science Club 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstartquiltguild or (904) 502-5254April 17North Business Council of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce 8 a.m. 9 a.m. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, 25 State Road 13 Register at www.sjcchamber.com or call (904) 829-5681 St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 www.stjohnscares.org Newcomers of North St. Johns luncheon and show 11 a.m. Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. RSVP by April 10, firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 18St. Augustine/Jacksonville Newcomers Club trivia evening/dinner 5:30 p.m. dinner/6:30 p.m. trivia Contact Lea for name of World Golf Village restaurant and to be added to attendee list (904) 829-0643 or (904) 814-9612April 21Fruit Cove Cruise In sponsored by Sunshine State Chevelles 4 p.m. 8 p.m. PDQ parking lot, 194 State Road 13 Repeating event on third Saturday of each month (904) 827-6960 Ancient City Chapter of Florida Writers Association meeting featuring Elizabeth Sinclair: Point of View 10 a.m. Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine Open to the public; email@example.com Duck Race Making a Splash for Autism 9:30 a.m. gate opens/race at 10:30 a.m. Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd. https://jaxduckrace.orgApril 22Full Circle Festival (formerly Keepers of the Coast Sea Turtle Festival) 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Eddie Vickers Park, 399 Riberia St., St. Augustine www.keepersofthecoast.orgApril 24First Coast Card Club adult card players 1 p.m. 3 p.m. St. Augustine Main Library, 1960 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (904) 829-0643April 26National Association of Railway Business Women (NARBW) meeting 6 p.m. Location TBD RSVP: (904) 945-0943 or narbiejax14@yahoo. com April 27Helping Hands of St. Johns County 10 a.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 County Road 210W firstname.lastname@example.orgApril 30Katelyns Champions for St. Jude Golf Classic 10:30 a.m. St. Johns Golf and Country Club www.stjude.org/get-involved/find-an-event/ dinners-and-galas/katelyns-champions.html
The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 5 Your Vote CountsElections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes 11401 Old St. Augustine Rd. (at I-295 South) | Jacksonville, FL 32258 | 904-260-1818 |www.rivergarden.org | River Garden Senior Services HAS RECOGNIZED RIVER GARDEN AS THE NURSING HOME IN FLORIDA Rehabilitation | Adult Day Care | Home Health Care | Long-Term Care | Memory Care | Independent Living Fruit Cove Baptist Church501 State Road 13, Jacksonville, FL 32259More info online at www.fruitcove.com/carshow Be an Exhibitor or Sponsor Enter your Car Volunteer rffntb tbtftb Free Food and Drinks Kids Games Music 300 Cars and 75 Exhibitors Over 20 Years Legal Experience 904-665-0005 www.preddylaw.com(Just north of the Julington Creek Bridge) with Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1 Q A As your Supervisor of Elections, secu-rity and the sanctity of a persons vote is my utmost priority. I take the threats of interference into our elections very seriously, so here is what I want you to know. Our voting system is a closed system, not connected to the internet. A sepa-rate communications server utilizes a private network to report results from the precincts election night. My greatest comfort is the fact that voters in Florida vote on paper ballots. Paper ballots are retained for 22 months and can be re-tabulated if there is ever a ques-tion about results. Election results are veried with a manual audit conducted after each election. A randomly selected race and precinct are hand-counted to verify the total matches the tabulated results. In order to address security issues, actions taken by my oce recently include hiring a new IT sta member specializing in security, training sta to be alert to emails, links, phishing, etc., and upgrading all computer equip-ment including servers and rewalls. Additional layers of security have been added to our networks. Security risk assessments are performed regularly on our systems and preventative actions are made as needed. Security cameras are being installed on the oce and warehouse exteriors. New equipment has been purchased and we are taking steps to have all systems monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Now that elections have been desig-nated as critical infrastructure by the Q: Can you give us an update on School LL?A: We named the school at our School Board meeting on March 13: Freedom Crossing Academy. Principal Allen Anderson rst conducted a survey and then a smaller group of parents nar-rowed the list to ve or six names. e school board liked Freedom Crossing Academy the best. Next, the school community will determine the schools colors and Principal Anderson has said that he intends to survey students for their input on the mascot. e princi-pals at both new K 8 schools are in the process of interviewing teachers and support sta. Right now we are only interviewing internal candidates; many of the positions at the new schools will be lled by current employees at the schools that will be getting relief when the new schools open.Q: School safety is an important topic. Can you shed any insight on what the St. Johns County School District is doing in this regard?A: For several years, weve been strengthening our schools. For instance, we are trying to limit the number of ways people can come onto our school campuses, preferably with a single point of entry. Presently at Creekside High School, we are reconguring the large gate entry into the central courtyard so that it can be closed and a new entry point will be established that only leads to the schools oce. Q: What other new steps are being taken in light of the new school safety bill signed by Governor Scott?A: Superintendent Forson and Sheri Shoar are forming a safety committee to assess and bring recommendations on how to enhance safety at all our schools. e bill provides funding for additional youth resource ocers at our schools. e bill also allows for teachers to be armed, but our school board hasnt discussed this yet. I believe we need to provide safety in another manner. We are enhancing camera systems and other internal school safety items. We are actively seeking ways to continue to enhance safety at all our schools.Q: The education bill and state budget were just recently passed. Do you have any insight on how St. Johns County schools will be aected?A: We are still delving through the budget and education bill. is year, there is another huge education bill like there was last year that will certainly aect us. For instance, the bill, which has been signed by the governor, states that if a teachers unions membership falls below 50 percent of teachers, it will be disenfranchised. Our teachers union currently has 49 percent. Also, this bill provides vouchers for transportation and/or private school for students who say they have been bullied.Q: What about the budget?A: e base student allocation, which is the exible money we receive for items such as teacher raises and new programs, is 47 cents per student. (is is over the categorical money we receive that must be spent on mandated items.) Fortunately, there was a last minute special appropriation that we received for $35 per student, so our total in exible spending stands at $35.47 per student. is means it will be another dicult nancial year for our schools, but as always, we will put our childrens interests at the top of the list.Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at beverly. email@example.com..us or call me at (904) 547-7510.Your Vote Counts cont. on pg. 6Photo courtesy John Wilder.Judge Charles Tinlin and local attorney, Ron Brown, members of the Canvassing Board for the November 2016 election, during the public logic and accuracy test in preparation for the November election.
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Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there .CALL ME TODAY.Joyous holiday wishes to you and your familyfrom your good neighbor.1101450.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 email@example.com State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Bloomington, IL 1706815 They matter to me. I get it. Your home and car are more than just things. Theyre where you make your memories and they deserve the right protection. Its why Im here. LETS TALK TODAY. Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 firstname.lastname@example.org State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Bloomington, IL 1706815 They matter to me. I get it. Your home and car are more than just things. Theyre where you make your memories and they deserve the right protection. Its why Im here. LETS TALK TODAY. 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Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 email@example.com E-Commerce Awareness Here is an example of an advertisement placed on a popular e-commerce classi-ed site: For Sale: 2005 Denali Yukon. Excellent condition. 46,000 miles. Must sacrice as I am being deployed to Afghanistan next month. Will deliver anywhere in Southeast United States. is used car ad is most likely fraudu-lent and could result in someone being scammed for a lot of money. is month I would like to share with you some tips for safely using e-commerce sites or for that matter, any online classi-ed buy and sell social network. E-Commerce sites are a great resource for selling things, nding apartments, locating services and meeting people. Most of the time transactions go smoothly and both seller and buyer are satised with the experience. One e-commerce site advises that any business dealings be done with people locally. Trust your instincts and if the oer appears too good to be true, it probably is and be leery. If you have something for sale and someone emails or calls oering more than you are asking be skeptical and careful. is is usually the rst step in getting some of your cash. In this scenario you may be asked to put some money in a phony es-crow account supposedly to insure a safe transaction for both parties. Even being asked to make a deposit in legitimate escrow service such as BidPay, Square-trade or PayPal should raise a red ag to proceed with caution. In all e-commerce transactions I would like to add let the buyer be smart to the old adage of let the buyer beware E-Commerce scams frequently involve rental property. If you are seeking a home to rent, do not send deposit money or rst and last month rent be-fore you conrm the property is actually a legitimate rental. e FBI has posted a warning about such a scam operated from Nigeria. e response to a wanted to rent ad will say they have a home available in your community because they are missionaries and have accepted an assignment from their church in Nigeria. ey will email you pictures of the home then tell you they will give e USS Detroit (LCS 7) is the fourth ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships which began construction in May 2012 in Marinette, Wis. and moved in February 2018 to Mayport Naval Station. e Bartram Trail Rotary Club was honored by a wonderful experience arranged by Lewis L. Preddy with Americas Favorite Fleet Navy Fourth Fleet. e club had many questions and Captain Chris Marvin and the USS Detroit crew answered each one. Rotarians tour USS Detroit (LCS 7) Photo courtesy Denise Jonesyou the address after you send a West-ern Union money order for the deposit. ese sites are also popular for personal ads. If you post such an ad never reveal contact information. Many sites will al-low you to set up an email response box that will be forwarded to your undis-closed email address. When meeting someone in response to a posting, always make it in a very public place. Always tell a friend or fam-ily member where you are going and Department of Homeland Security, there are a number of resources, support and information we now have available to us. A great partnership has developed between federal, state and local elections ocials. Communications between our agencies is constantly improving so we receive immediate alerts when threats are detected. Gov. Scott also takes these threats very seriously and has requested $2.8 million in this years budget specif-ic to cybersecurity. is will allow sup-port sta for the Department of State to be hired and grant money which will come to each county in Florida to pur-chase the needed equipment to secure all elections oces networks and around the clock monitoring for all systems. Your Vote Counts cont. from pg. 5 when you plan to return. Even after you have met the individual and start to feel comfortable dont let your guard down too soon. If during the rst meeting the other person suggests to go to some place quieter say no and use your best intuition as to whether you want to continue the meeting and conversation. If you have suggestions for future topics or any issue related to law enforcement and public safety in St. Johns County, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections are conducted on a local level in all 67 counties in Florida. Safeguards are established in law. Elections oce sta and poll workers belong to dier-ent political parties and have diverse backgrounds. It would be impossible to engineer this complex system to benet a specic candidate or party. Sadly, there is an unwarranted sense of fear among some of our citizens, and that is as dangerous to our democracy as a compromised election. Everything is in place to give our community con-dence in our election process. I promise you because I experience it rst hand our elections are safe and secure.
The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 7 with Jimmy Johns, St. Johns County Commissioner, District 1 Q A Estate Living Now From the High $400s Oversized water view and preserve lots Extraordinary amenities with guarded gateNew home designs available... Customize our plans to create the home of your dreams! Prices and offerings subject to change. Intervest Construction of Jax, Inc. 14785-3 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL CBC #057851. 904.513.0894 / www.ICIHomes.com Julington Creek Plantation prides itself on its 1,200 acres of natural areas which include over 100 acres of ponds. Locally known as The Plantation or just JCP, neighborhood schools, nearby medical facilities, golf course, recreational offerings, and convenient shopping centers have made Julington Creek one of the most sought-after communities in the area. And we pay off the CDD Bond! THE SIENA823 E Dorchester Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259 4 Bedrooms / 3 Bath / 3 Car Garage / 3,054 ft Lot #041 NOW ONLY $582,545 SHOWCASE HOMESTHE EGRET V1000 West Dorchester Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259 4 Bedrooms / 3 Bath / 3 Car Garage / 3,067 ft Lot #030 NOW ONLY $681,900 JULINGTON CREEKS BEST KEPT SECRET We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: We proudly carry: Get Sassy! 12627 San Jose Blvd., Suite 602 Jacksonville, FL 32223904-800-2459 www.strandz-hair.com Q: Can you give us an update (as of interview date of March 12) regarding impact fees? A: First of all, what the county charges in impact fees today, both residential and non-residential, does not pay for even the cost of roadways needed to support growth. By law, if we raise one component (like residential) we must raise the other one (non-residential) as well. Yet, we dont want to dissuade non-residential construction, such as re-tail and commercial. We try to encour-age the non-residential, as this is what employs our residents and provides shopping opportunities. A so-called healthy mix is having 65 percent of revenue come from residential and 35 percent from commercial. Right now, St. Johns County is more like 85 per-cent/15 percent.Q: So where do things stand?A: We are working through the process. What were likely to do, in order to encourage commercial development, is raise all the impact fees somewhat, but then oset the non-residential increase with another source of funds. When we met in early March, our sta presented a couple of options to us and the com-missioners came up with a third option, which sta is now investigating. Basi-cally we need to decide where the oset would come from. One question is if we dont charge this increased one-time fee, how many years until we are at break even due to the businesses paying taxes? is item should be on our agenda for the late March meeting and I appreciate hearing from people with their ideas on this process.Q: Whats the latest on beach renourishment?A: Its now called shoreline protec-tion because it includes so much more than just adding sand to the beaches. We are trying to nd the right path to restore our beaches. Our area is in a dierent weather system from the past many years and we need to adopt a far-reaching perspective when it comes to protecting and developing properties. ere are lots of sources from which to receive money for this, due to owner-ship of the land and public access. ere is a source of funding that survived this most recent legislative session. We are waiting to hear from sta how much money there is and what we need to do to get it. One other issue is that even after we receive funding for our beaches, there is an amount of time it takes to acquire permits from the state and fed-eral governments before we can spend the money. I am hearing this can take as long as 18 months.Q: Do you have any other updates to share?A: It appears that the pace of develop-ment of residential projects seems to be slowing. I mean the developments being approved for the future, not houses be-ing constructed now. is is potentially due to the uncertainties of impact fees and potential taxes for shoreline protec-tion. ese uncertainties may have a chilling eect on the submission of residential projects for approval.Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?A: Readers can email me at bcc1jjohns@ sjc.us or call me at (904) 615-7437. FYI Contact NumbersSt. Johns County Local Government (www.sjcfl.us) Sheris Oice: (904) 824-8304 Sheri David B. Shoar, email@example.com Julington Creek Field Oice: (904) 209-2150 Property Appraiser: (904) 827-5500 Eddie Creamer, firstname.lastname@example.org Supervisor of Elections: (904) 823-2238 Vicky Oakes, email@example.com Tax Collector: (904) 209-2250 Dennis Hollingworth, firstname.lastname@example.org Clerk of Court: (904) 819-3600 Hunter S. Conrad St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: (904) 209-0301 Jimmy Johns, email@example.com District 2: (904) 209-0302 Jeb Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org District 3: (904) 209-0303 Paul Waldron, email@example.com District 4: (904) 209-0304 Jay Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org District 5: (904) 209-0305 Henry Dean, email@example.com St. Johns County School Board (www.stjohns.k12.fl.us) District 1: (904) 547-7510 Beverly Slough, firstname.lastname@example.org District 2: (904) 547-7510 Tommy Allen, email@example.com State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 17: (904) 823-2300 Representative Cyndi Stevenson, Cyndi.Stevenson@myfloridahouse.gov, State Senate District 7: (386) 446-7610 Senator Travis Hutson Federal Elected Oicials U.S. Congress District 4: Representative John Rutherford, (202) 225-2501 U..S. Senate: Senator Bill Nelson, (202) 224-5274 Senator Marco Rubio, (202) 224-3041 @
Page 8 | The CreekLine April 2018 Briefs Photo courtesy Priscilla CobbsAt the Newcomers of North St. Johns January luncheon and Fashion Show: Arlene April, Sandy Kaplan, Anita Hume, Susan Schevitz, Gale Markiewicz, Cathy McGinn, MaryAnn Kaufman, Elizabeth Davey, Michelle Kletter and Mitos Mckay. 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd. St. Augustine, FL 32084 904.824.9402 Our attorneys are here to help you right whats wrong. At Canan Law, our mission is to provide intelligent, creative and successful legal services. We are serious trial lawyers, and we will go to court to litigate legal issues that can affect your future. Accidents Collisions 425 STATE ROAD 207, SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL 32084 OPEN MONDAY FRIDAY 8-5(904) 770-7149 WWW.SMITHKITCHENS.COM Smith Kitchens FREE ESTIMATES BL-5625 (904) 287-5570 Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M Constanze Goricki, Dr. med.vet Tara Hogan, D.V.M Tom Fish D.V.M.1004 State Road 13 ( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) rfn Hospital to add more patient roomsMemorial Hospital is growing and will soon be able to accommodate more patients. In April, the hospital will begin a $13 million expansion project of new patient rooms on the fth oor of its West Tower. e 27,688 square foot unit will house 36 additional patient beds for medical/ surgical patients, bringing Memorial Hospitals total number of licensed beds to 454. e ve oor-West Tower was built in 2009. Since then, the hospital has utilized four of the ve oors for patients. e fth oor was built as shell space, designed and designated for future expansion. In addition to the expansion, new jobs will be created to care for the additional number of patients. Construction will begin in April with the new rooms scheduled to open by the end of the year. is project coincides with the hospitals current emergency room expansion project. Visit http://memorialhospitaljax.com/ construction for more information.Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club welcomes Prince Peles Polynesian Revuee Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will hold their Tuesday, April 10 luncheon and meeting at St. Johns Golf and Country Club at 11 a.m. Prince Peles Polynesian Revue will entertain the group with a musical jour-ney through the South Pacic Islands. Attendees are invited to dress in orals and spark their creativity to compete in a contest for the best Hawaiian acces-sorized lady. For the menu, there is a choice of a chefs choice quiche with broccoli and cheese sauce or chicken salad in a pita with fruit cup. All luncheons include chefs choice of appetizers (center of table), rolls and butter, a cold beverage, tea, coee with meal, and chefs choice of dessert. A cash bar for alcoholic bev-erages will be available. e cost for the luncheon is $17; send checks payable to BTNC to Hilda Gilpin, 621 Pineland Lane, Saint Johns, FL 32259 and indi-cate meal choice on the memo line. e deadline is April 3, 2018. e Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club meets the second Tues-day of every month from September to May at local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups, including game groups (Bridge, Pennies Canasta, Mexican Train domi-noes, Bunko, Mah Jongg), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, book clubs, lunch and matinee, Lunch Divas, Ladies Night Out, a nature walk group and community projects. Contact Beth Rosado, at firstname.lastname@example.org for club information or visit www.facebook. com/BTNC1 to download a member-ship form.About Boating Safety course oeredFlotilla 14-7 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard will oer the popular boating course, About Boating Safety (ABS), on April 14. About Boating Safely is a one-day course to inform and instruct owners and passengers on recreational boats. It uses approved course materials which are furnished to the attendees. e ABS course is open to family members and individuals and will be held at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport Conference Center (NEFRA-CC) beginning at 8:30 a.m. is course is approved for the state of Florida and given by certied instructors under the auspices of the US Coast Guard. Any boat operator in the State of Florida, born after Jan. 1, 1988, when operating a vessel powered by 10 horsepower or more, must have in their possession a Florida Boating Safety Education Identication Card. Success-ful completion of the course will meet this obligation and the State of Florida will issue a Boaters ID card. Visit http://abs.mysafeboating.com to sign up for the course or contact Vic Aquino, FSO-PE at pe@mysafeboating. com for more information. Visit www. mysafeboating.com for local otilla information.Newcomers of North St. Johns go to the AlhambraNewcomers of North St. Johns will host its April luncheon on Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at the Alhambra Dinner e-ater, 12000 Beach Blvd. Alhambra will be providing an entertaining program. is luncheon will feature your choice of one of the following entrees prepared by the well-known Chef DeJuan: turkey meatloaf/cauliower mashed/sweet on-ion gravy/ creamed kale; or pan-sauted chicken breast and pappardelle pasta/ creamy provencal sauce/ broccolini; or eggplant parmesan over pappardelle pasta/ broccolini. Each entree will be served with pickled tomato and bread salad /eld greens/ with tarragon dress-ing and chefs choice dessert. A cash bar will be available. e total cost for the February luncheon is $25 for mem-bers, $27 for guests. All reservations are non-refundable and must be received by April 10. Contact Sue Aird at sjaird@ comcast.net for more information or to register. e Newcomers of North St, Johns oers a wide variety of activities, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, Bunco, day trips, and cultural events.
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O ering insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 0223493-00005-00 e Second Amendment is in the news a lot today. Questions abound. One man, more than any other, is responsible for the amendment and he is probably the most fearsome Ameri-can tough guy many of you have never heard of. From the signing of the Declaration in 1776 to the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ocially ended the war (and ceded Florida back to Spain in the process) the colonies won only four battles. Morgan and his back-woods rieman won two of them. Morgan rst comes to prominence during the battle of Saratoga in New York. His regiment of over the moun-tain men armed with their Kentucky long ries harassed the British and Hessians for two days. Unlike their opponents, Morgans men aimed their weapons and they aimed them at ocers. Time and time again, the Brit-ish under Simon Fraser charged the American position and each time they were driven back by a withering re. Finally, Morgan ordered some of his men to climb a tree and shoot Fraser. A man named Timothy Murphy is given credit for ring the fatal shot at a distance of 400 yards. After the battle, Morgan, who had once been sentenced to 500 lashes for striking a British ocer during the French and Indian War, became dissat-ised and left the Army. Five hundred lashes was a sentence that would have killed most lesser men. Morgan himself boasted that he had counted, and he only got 499. e British, he said, still owed him a lick. Morgan rejoined the Army after the disastrous American defeat at Camden, South Carolina, setting up what is generally regarded as the most brilliant battle ever fought on American soil. In January of 1781 at a place called Cowpens in South Carolina, Mor-gan and his men stood up against the infamous British Legion commanded by Banastre Tarleton. We called him Bloody Ban and Tarleton was well known for the devastation he caused all over the colonies, but particularly in the South. Some say that the term boogeyman is a corruption of Bloody Ban. Tarleton led his men forward, intent on running over the upstart Colonials. Morgan put his sharpshoot-ers in the front line. ey competed in two groups to shoot the most ocers and win a promised barrel of whiskey. e second line of militia red two volleys and then withdrew only to form up on the British anks. e third line, Morgans precious Continentals then advanced on Tarletons disorganized Legion with bayonets. William Wash-ington, the future Presidents nephew, led a Cavalry charge. e British broke and ed; 86 percent of the Legion was either killed or captured. Many embraced the idea that we had beaten the British because of units like Morgans Riemen. American marksmanship, they argued, had won our independence and must not be infringed. So, what does all this have to do with the stock market? Everything! Our country and its stock market are inexo-rably intertwined. When America is great, the stock market is great. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. r fntb t rbnnn r r r r ffb t rbbb rr DiscoverPlanPrepare Retirement Planning Estate Planning Strategies Life Events Strategies Business Executive Services Wealth Preservation StrategiesWells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Members SIPC, separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank aliates of Wells Fargo & Company. 2016 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved. 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Page 10 | The CreekLine April 2018 rfntrbrbbtbtbbbrtrrbtfrrrrbbr btbbbbbrbbbrt trrrrnntrbbrrr fntbtbn rfntbrnbttbtrb e Friends of Alpine Park is a local volunteer group whose mission is to preserve and enhance the natural beau-ty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. e group is excited to have a renewed focus in 2018 and is ready to get to work at the park. ose who visit Alpine Groves Park are familiar with the historic 1890s Ben-nett Farmhouse that sits on the prop-erty overlooking the St. Johns River. is historical home was the heart of a working orange grove plantation into the mid 1900s, but now this magni-cent structure is showing its age. e building foundation has been repaired, later-period room additions have been removed, and windows have been covered up to protect against vandalism but there is still much to be done so this beautiful piece of local history will shine again. e Friends of Alpine Park are working with the St. Johns County Department of Parks and Recreation to help restore the Bennett Farmhouse. e Friends will be collecting donations of periodspecic furniture and accessories to help furnish the inside of the house, with a goal of eventually hosting tours within it. e Friends are also planning to includ-ing the personal stories of generations of Fruit Cove and Switzerland families as well as accounts of this property into the restoration process. e Friends of Alpine Park meet on the rst Saturday of every other month. If you love history or nature and youd like to make a few new local Friends that share these interests, attend the next meeting on Saturday, April 7. e group meets at the picnic table behind the farmhouse and welcomes new members. If you have period furniture or acces-sories (late 1890s) that you may want to donate, or rst-hand stories about the history of Alpine Groves Park, email email@example.com and help recreate history. Follow the group on Facebook @ Friends of Alpine Park for conrmation of meeting times and to hear the latest on the restoration progress. Friends of Alpine Park are backBy NewsLine Sta firstname.lastname@example.org NON-DRUG TREATMENTBIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast Florida904.646.0054 www.biofeedbackassociates.comMost Insurances AcceptedUse Neurofeedback to diagnose and treat: Depression Anxiety Cognitive Decline ADD/ADHD Migraine/Tension Headaches Autism Asperger Syndrome Closed Head Injuries Sleep Disorders Hypertension Toxic Exposures Addictions Inquiring Mindswant to know! Q: What is under construction on Race Track Road directly across from Durbin Creek Elementary School?A: Ash Properties is building a 19,900 square foot retail and oce center to be known as Julington Marketplace at 4155 Race Track Road. Marketing of the retail portion of the property has just begun and construction is estimated to be completed by midJuly, according to Randall Whiteld, leasing agent at Ash Properties. ey have no conrmed tenants as yet, but Whiteld said that they had a lot of inquiries and even some leases out for signature at this point. He said he anticipates a good mix of neighbor-hood tenants for the convenience of the community and gave examples By Martie Thompson email@example.com as small restaurants, a spa and perhaps even a medical oce.Q: Does the St. Johns County School District intend to open up the tennis courts, track and outdoor basketball courts at Bartram Trail High School, Creekside High School, and Ponte Vedra High School to the public as happened last summer?A: According to Christina Langston at the St. Johns County School District, the school district does not currently have plans for summer high school facility use, but they are in discussion about it. Facility use worked out well last year, Langston said. We will keep the public posted. We are starting a new feature in e CreekLine. If you are puzzled about some-thing going on in NW St. Johns County or wondering about whatever hap-pened on a topic from a previous issue, email your question to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the fth of the month and we will do our best to track down the information for you. While we will do our best to answer all the questions we receive, we may not be able to answer all questions received each month. Also, due to publication scheduling, the time it takes to research answers may vary. So, let us hear from you. What questions would you like answered to satisfy your curiosity? ??
The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 11 rfnrtb rfntrrb rfff ffrn f nftrtt bnr r rf ntbbtb Baptist Health rbrb ff t ttf ff fft f Old Fashioned Family Fun E x p l o r e f o r T r e a s u r e s E n j o y F u n F o o d s S A I N T A U G U S T I N E LOTS OF OUTSIDE VENDORS www.StAugustineFleaMarket.com O P E N S A T & S U N 9 A M P h 9 0 4 8 2 4 4 2 1 0 500 BOOTHS UNDER ROOF Located 5 miles South of the Outlet Malls on I 95 at Exit 311 rfn rfn rfn rfn Annual Plant Sale rfn rfn lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise donations to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. rough donations, Relay for Life events have helped thousands with life saving cancer research studies, crucial patient care programs and educa-tion and prevention initiatives. Cancer survivors rep-resent hope and prove that cancer can be de-feated. e Relay for Life opening ceremo-ny to honor cancer survivors will begin at 12 p.m. Directly following the ceremo-ny, survivors will kick o the relay by walking the rst lap around the track. Emotions will be high as survivors will be cheered on by their supportive loved ones, caregivers, and all relay participants. A survivor luncheon with bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m. Caregiv-ers are welcome to join the survivors for lunch. Luminaria bags will be lit at dusk to honor and remember loved ones who fought cancer so bravely. Connect for a cure cont. from pg. 1Relay for Life of North St. Johns April 14, 12 p.m. 10 p.m. Bartram Trail High School At least 40 teams with 10 20 people per team are set to participate in the relay, said event lead, Becky Kimball. Relay teams will hold individual fun-draisers throughout the day by selling crafts and food. All proceeds will benet the American Cancer Society and our goal is $92,000 this year. Entertainment will include a live per-formance from the Julington Creek Elementary third fth grade chorus, local band Wingeld, Zumba, St. Augus-tine belly dancers, Pine Forest Elemen-tary School of the Arts, and a talent show. Prior to the event, a talented team is making handmade shawls to keep loved ones warm while going through chemo. Shawls are being made by Mary Crowley. Crowley can be contacted at (904) 982-1427 if you are inter-ested in having a shawl made. A $50 donation is asked in return to benet the American Cancer Society. Please visit www. relayforlife.org/ nstj for additional information, to register as a survivor, participant and/ or team. Volunteers are desperately needed and students are welcome. Contact the committee at RFL. email@example.com for volunteer information. HAWKE, Inc., the Humane Associa-tion of Wildlife Care and Education, announces the 24th annual Dine on the Wild Side fundraiser, to be held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on Saturday, May 12. is family friendly event includes live music, a meal from area restau-rants and an opportu-nity to help injured and orphaned wildlife in North-east Florida. HAWKE has exclusive use of the entire park from 5 p.m. 9 p.m. and attendees will participate in a guided tour of the bird rook-ery from the boardwalk and view thousands of wading birds, herons, egrets, endangered wood storks, and roseate spoonbills in all stages of life, from courtship to nesting. Discounted prepaid dinner and event tickets cost $35 ($40 at the door) for ages 12 and older and $20 ($25 at the door) for children aged ve 11. Chil-dren younger than age four are free and must share a meal. Discount tickets are avail-able online at www. hawkewildlife.org after April 15 or mail a check with a selfaddressed stamped envelope to HAWKE, PO BOX 188, Elkton FL 32033 by May 7. HAWKE is a 501c3 not for prot organiza-tions that has been rehabilitating injured and orphaned wild birds mammals and reptiles since 1987. ere is no state or federal funding for wildlife rehabilitation. HAWKE has hurricane protected facilities and can also care for dicult wildlife such as eagles, otters, bobcats, swallow tailed kites, falcons and more. Visit www. hawkewildlife.org for more informa-tion.Support HAWKE; Dine on the Wild Side Photo courtesy HAWKESurvivors walk at a previous Relay for Life.
Page 12 | The CreekLine April 2018 rfntbnf t nrnbtbttt fb brfnt bSaveon your next garage or closet projectMust mention ad. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 4/30/18. Call for a FREE in home consultation with our ttnf Thank You Jacksonville for voting us the best Home Organizer for two years in a row! Helping Hands of St. Johns County made Valentines Day cards for all the veterans at Clyde E. Lassen Veterans Nursing Home in St. Augustine. e group is grateful for the veterans service and always wants them to know they are remembered. In March, the group volunteered at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind and held an Easter Egg hunt for Field of Dreams at Faith Community Church. At its meeting on March 30, Helping Hands will collect donations of beef jerky, yoyos, antacids, sunscreen, lip balm, foot powder, snacks, crossword puzzle books and socks for Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for their Troop Support Project. Helping Hands of St. Johns County is a volunteer organization started in 2006 that meets from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. the last Friday of the month at Faith Community Church, 3450 County Road 210W. ere are no dues, ocers or stress. Members come when they can and do what they can with what is donated. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Helping Hands celebrates Valentines Day with veterans Photo courtesy Mary SafinWhat brings 60 local teens to Westmin-ster Woods on Julington Creek retire-ment community every June and July? Its a special teen volunteer program for local students. Volun-teers must be at least 13 years of age and should submit their applica-tions in April. If select-ed, they com-plete an orienta-tion pro-gram in May and serve from June until the end of July. Students can select what they want to do from a long list of op-portunities available in the three dier-ent areas of campus: the skilled nursing center, assisted living, and independent residential living. Choices include visit-ing with residents, playing games, going on o-campus outings, helping with water aerobics classes, or assisting in the physical therapy or maintenance depart-ments or the beauty shop. Nidhi Bhide, one of last years vol-unteers and a student at Nease High School, said, I wanted to volunteer at the health center at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek to get experience for when I become a doctor and also to earn volunteer hours. I enjoyed greeting all the residents each day and listening to them tell their stories about their pasts. I plan to return every summer until I graduate and am even hoping to volunteer during the school year. Anushka Kale, also a student at Nease, com-mented that she enjoyed getting to know the residents and working to make their day better. is program was great, and it was amazing bonding with the residents. Lucia Macchi, a student at Bishop Sny-der High School, said, I saw the experi-ence as a real way that a teenager could give back. Volunteering at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek makes me feel like I make an impact in the lives of others. Pam Benfer, Director of Volunteers at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, encourages eligible students (at least 13 years of age) to contact her in early April to apply for the program. ere are a limited number of openings, and they are usually lled before the end of the school year. Call (904) 287-7300 for more information.Volunteer opportunity for teens at Westminster WoodsBy NewsLine Sta email@example.com Photo courtesy Pam BenferApply this April to be a teen volunteer at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. On Friday, March 2, St. Johns CARES celebrated Dr. Seusss birthday by picking up book donations from the local Primrose schools. Cli Honiker, St. Johns CARES First Vice President, picking up book drive donations from Primrose School in Julington Creek to be donated to the Early Learning Coalition. Joan Whitson, Early Literacy Outreach Manager, Early Learning Coalition of North Florida with a pre-k class at Primrose School on Crosswater Parkway (Nocatee) celebrating Dr. Seusss birthday by donating from the schools book drive. St. Johns CARES celebrates Dr. Seusss birthday with books Photos courtesy Meg Balke
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The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 19 Get to Know . travel pantry raiders gardening LifeBecky KimballBy Angela Higginbotham email@example.com Get to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at editor@FloridaNewsLine.com Photo courtesy Becky KimballBecky Kimball DMIAF Upholstery Line rf ntbft $25 OFFb rfntbfnnb bbb heartworm test with purchase of 1 year supply of heartworm prevention. Stetson Kennedys home Beluthahatchee was built in 1973 and although not quite 50 years old, has been designated a St. Johns County Historic Landmark because of its historical signicance. It was twice designated a literary landmark honoring Stetson Kennedy (pioneer folklorist, American author and hu-man rights activist) and Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter and one of the most signicant gures in American folk music). Beluthahatchee is open to the public by reservation or appoint-ment as well as for special events such as Second Sundays at Stetsons. We have such a wonderful community here in St. Johns, which encompasses Fruit Cove, Switzerland, Orangedale and more. It was a very close-knit community back in the day and we are lucky to have these three buildings that remind us of those times, said Roumil-lat. e Stetson Kennedy Foundation would like to record residents oral histories of the area in an eort to capture and preserve memories. Call Karen Roumillat at (904) 707-5207 if you have a story to share.Significant buildings cont. from pg. 1Becky Kimball grew up in Indianapo-lis, Ind. She married her husband, Greg, in 1991 and their careers in the mortgage industry brought them to Jacksonville in 1998. e Kimballs have enjoyed living in Julington Creek for the past 19 years. ey have two adult sons. Kimballs career changed with the economy and along with the sup-port of her husband, she decided to become a stay at home mother. A self proclaimed Professional Volunteer, Kimball is passionate about her work in the community. An active member and volunteer for River of Life United Methodist Church, Kimball leads the ever-growing pumpkin patch every year at the church. Supporting the American Cancer Society has been a passion for Kimball for the past 13 years. A bone cancer survivor herself, Kimball loves staying involved with Relay for Life and giv-ing her time freely to such an amazing organization. What do you enjoy most about living in Julington Creek?Ive seen Race Track Road go from two lanes up to four now and al-though, I do wish the growth would slow down, its a beautiful and welcoming area to live. Its well kept and I enjoy the community activities and the surrounding family oriented things like the sports elds. We spent a lot of time with our boys at the elds.2. What do you enjoy doing outside of volunteering?Well, volunteering does take a lot of my time but I enjoy it so much, its like a hobby. Im also a caregiver to my mother. I enjoy spend-ing time with my three grandchildren. We have two dogs. Im an animal lover. 3. What inspired you to become so involved with the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life? I rst became involved through my church. ey were doing outreach and volunteer work. e American Can-cer Society does so much more than research. Research is a large, important part but they also educate, oer patient services, travel help, a 24/7 hotline, second opinion options, and support groups. I caught my cancer early and have been a survivor for 32 years now. My heart told me that this is where I needed to be. I need to do what I can do for so many that have been touched by cancer. 4. What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?For me, helping others is my greatest accomplishment. Also raising my boys to follow their hearts.5. What is something most people dont know about you?When I started working with Relay for Life, I really had to step out of my comfort zone and be more social than I naturally am. Im constantly stepping out of my box but I love helping oth-ers. My bone cancer was in my nger. e nger had to be amputated and then the medical team moved the posi-tion of another nger so that I could eventually have more hand function. I had to learn to do everything again with my right hand, even write. My grandkids laugh because I say, Give me a high four.
Page 20 | The CreekLine April 2018 Early registration for kindergarten announced e St. Johns County School District will hold early registration for children entering kindergarten for the 20182019 school year on Wednesday, April 4 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. and Wednesday, April 11 from 1 p.m. 5 p.m. To be eligible for public kindergarten in the St. Johns County School District, children must be ve years old on or before Sept. 1 and must reside in St. Johns County. Parents must register children at the school where they are zoned for the 2018 2019 school year. To nd your school, enter your street address on the Attendance Zone Locator at www. stjohns.k12..us/zoning/. Students zoned for the new K 8 School KK will need to register at Allen D. Nease High School, located at 1055 Ray Road and students zoned for the new K8 School LL will need to register at the Aberdeen Community Center, located at 110 Flower of Scotland Ave. Requirements for registration include: Birth certicate/guardianship documents Documentation of a health examination performed on or after Aug. 11, 2017 Proof of completed required immunizations on Form DH680 Proof of residence per the Residency and Guardianship Policy located at www.stjohns.k12..us/student/residency/ School BriefsVisit www.stjohns.k12..us/student/ enrollment/ or contact the Student Services Department at 547-7598 for more information. Palencia Elementary to hold silent auction fundraiser e Palencia Elementary School silent auction is just around the corner. It is scheduled for April 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Palencia Club. is fun night, with a Mardi Gras theme, will raise much needed funds for the school. Tickets go on sale soon. Check the Palencia Elementary School PTO website at www.palenciementarypto. weebly.com to purchase tickets and for updated information. Julington Creek fields Odyssey of the Mind teams Julington Creek Elementary has begun participating in Odyssey of the Mind, a creative team problem solving adventure. e school had two teams this year, consisting of all fth graders. e team members and coaches were new to Odyssey. Coaches Becky Jarriel and Dana Johnstons team took second place in their division / problem. Coach Cathy Apolinarios team, Emoji, nished in rst place for their division / problem, and are heading to the University of Central Florida in Orlando to compete at the state tournament on April 14. All students worked hard to solve their teams long term problem. Scripts were written, props and costumes were made, and problems solved by only team members, with no outside assistance from parents or coaches. Palencia Elementary welcomes a new face Former vice principal Catherine Goodrich stepped up to the helm of principal of Palencia Elementary when the students returned to school in January. e school was able to nd Maya Mehanna to ll her shoes. Both women share the idea that every child can learn. Mehanna believes that it is imperative for educators to nd ways to make sure that every child is educated and has their social and emotional needs met. I really believe when everyone the students, school sta, parents and community members work together we can ensure that every child is learning and growing. Mehanna comes to Palencia Elementary School with rich experience. She was raised in Maryland and is the daughter of both Lebanese and German immigrants. Mehanna graduated from Clemson University and began her teaching career in Atlanta, Ga. She taught there for 11 years, mostly in elementary school, but also ventured into teaching middle school math and then becoming the Director of Education for her school while at the same time teaching fth through eighth graders with autism and other exceptionalities. She has traveled all over the country as an educational consultant and in 2013 began teaching at Hartley Elementary School, where she was voted that schools teacher of the year. Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club sponsors scholarships e Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club oers four, $1,000 scholarships for seniors at Bartram Trail High School. Two are awarded to female athletes and two are awarded to male athletes. e scholarships will be awarded to an applicant for his/her freshman year of college or university study. Eligibility requirements include: Applicant must be accepted to an accredited college or university Applicant must be a minimum of two year varsity letter earner, either in same or dierent sport Applicant must have been academically eligible to participate in varsity sports while attending Bartram Trail. e applicants family must be members of the Bartram Bears Athletic Booster Club during the current school year e deadline to apply is April 15. Visit www.bartramathleticboosters.com for an application form and for more information. Photo courtesy Ingrid JonesJulington Creek Elementary teacher Cathy Apolinario and Team Emoji. rf ntrfb As our community grows, so does Baptist South. We just opened our fourth 8-story patient tower and expanded our services: 18 new Labor & Delivery suites. Moms stay in the same room for the birthing process from labor through postpartum care. Free maternity tours are available. More cancer treatment services. 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Quadir Khan, MD, FACOG Complete Health Care for Women e junior class ocers have worked hard this year at preparing for the upcoming prom. Junior Class President Payton Randall, class sponsor Kathryn Tax, and the other class ocers are just a few weeks away from seeing their hard work in production. is year, junior class ocer duties included the planning of the homecoming dance and Sadie Hawkins dance, as well as prom. Randall is aware of the fact that prom night is a memorable event and is tak-ing the planning of this special evening seriously. She and fellow ocers have the responsibility of securing the venue, arranging for a photographer, planning for the decorations and selling tickets. Prom will be Saturday, April 28 at the Renaissance World Golf Resort in World Golf Village. e theme this year for prom is Daz-zling Diamonds, so dress to the nines! said Randall. e venue is going to be covered with crystals and diamonds and will be shining! All funds collected from the Sadie Hawkins dance in February go straight to paying for prom. Randall said it is important for students to attend this dance so prom is the best it can be. While prom is a time for attendees to dress up in the latest fashion trends, it is not a time to push the limits; there are still some rules. Dresses cannot be shorter than midthigh and only two inches of the midri can show, said Randall. Necklines BTHS HappeningsBartram 2018 Prom: A night that is sure to dazzleBy Delaney Cantrell firstname.lastname@example.org be modest and backlines cannot go lower than your natural waist. Guys are expected to wear nice dress pants, a dress shirt, and dress shoes. Its the students choice to choose between a bow tie or a necktie. Its recommended for girls to wear shoes that theyll be comfortable dancing in all night. Randall is expecting about 1,000 guests at prom this year. When asked what she is looking forward to most about prom, Randall said, Im looking forward to the whole night. e ocers and I have put in a lot of eort, and Im looking forward to it paying o. e dancing is denitely my favorite part of the night, but Ive heard that the ice cream bar is going to be great! is is Randalls rst prom and she is ex-cited to see her plans turn into a reality. If you have the opportunity, you should go to prom! Regardless of your high school or if you have a date or not, you will not want to miss your schools prom night. You will cherish it forever and the memories will last a lifetime. Its a huge part of high school and you want the best experience you can get! said Randall. Photo courtesy Anne IrwinBartram Trails prom will be held on April 28 at the Renaissance World Golf Resort in World Golf Village.Lady Flyers win championshipBy Dana DeRoin email@example.com Fruit Cove Lady Flyers capped o an undefeated season by winning the St. Johns County Middle School Basketball Championship in a 42 17 game over Landrum on Saturday, Feb. 24. Team co-captains Madeline Dixon and Emily McIntosh each scored 13 points in the nal game, with Isabelle Difato contributing ve points. Earlier that day in the semi-nal game, the Flyers, coached by Scott Clarke and Amy Brown, defeated Murray by a score of 37 17. Dixon scored 16 points, including four three-point shots, and McIntosh scored 11 in that game. Coach Brown said, Top defensive players were Caroline Rice and Isabelle Difato. Both games were a great team eort and all players were able to contribute to the wins. In a live webcast by Duval County Sports, Coach Clarke said, e girls played great together. ere wasnt one person scoring all the time. ere wasnt one person with all the skills. eyre really unselsh and because of that, they were able to get the wins. Landrum had upset Sebastian in their semi-nal game that morning by one point in overtime to advance to the championship. e Flyers came in second to Swiss Point in last years championship, losing a nail-biter at the buzzer by one point. is was the Lady Flyers rst basketball championship and undefeated season since the 2011 team, which was also led by Coach Clarke. Photo courtesy Dana DeRoinMary Grace Walters, Melissa Epting, Marlin Albanna, Carley Moore, Elle DeRoin, Emily McIntoch, Coach Scott Clarke, Madeline Dixon, Kayla Kastor, Ella Ortman, Austin Elkins, Lucy Keiser, Emma Kate Rose, Caroline Rice, Isabelle Difato, Isabella Becker, and Coach Amy Brown.
Page 22 | The CreekLine April 2018 Receive Your First RewardWhen You Download Our Free App Today! Search Willie Jewells in the App Stores rfntbrbn nfrnn nnnrb nrfnbfr nbrfnnfnrnnn ntbnr nnnnrnnntnrn nrfnbfnnnnfnrf nrnn nrfnn rfrffntbbb rb Go, Fight, Win! Creekside High School cheer team wins State Championship titleBy Angela Higginbotham firstname.lastname@example.orgCreekside high school is celebrating a huge accomplishment by its competitive cheerleading team: the athletes won the 2018 FHSAA State Championship at the University of Floridas Exactech Arena on Feb. 5. History was made when the Knights overcame a third place nish at Regionals to take home the state title, a rst time accomplishment for Creekside. e varsity cheer squad has been in the hunt for the past three years, with two state runner up titles and a regional title to their credit. I am very proud of how well they performed. e team overcame injuries, an outbreak of the u, and the setback after the hurricane, said head cheerleading coach Laura Clary. It wasnt their best season, yet they learned from their experiences and those experiences taught them everything they needed in order to win the state title. e talented team not only excels on the mat but also academically. Two seniors with a 4.0 average cheer on the squad, with one being named valedictorian of the class of 2018. Outside of school, the team stays busy doing community service projects, such as raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, performing at local nursing Photo courtesy Laura Clary The state champion Creekside Cheer Team.homes, and seeking individual opportunities through their service clubs and churches. e upcoming annual kids summer cheerleading camp serves as their main fundraiser of the year. Kids in kindergarten through seventh grade are welcome to join in on a fun week of cheering and crafts. Camp will be held in the Creekside high school gym, July 16 20. Contact Laura Clary at Laura. Clary@stjohns.k12..us for summer camp information. Sixteen girls and four alternates in grades nine through 12 make up the team. e athletes are anxiously awaiting their state champion rings that should arrive in April. FCMS cross country team gets 3PeatBy Jill Benavides email@example.com cross country team at Fruit Cove Middle School has long benetted from having a strong distancerunning program. Approximately 130 runners have been on the team over the past ve years, and many of these talented athletes have gone on to area high schools prepared for the next step in their running careers. Many have also gone further, entering college having earned running scholarships. ree years ago, Bartram Trail High School began hosting a district nals meet at the end of the middle school cross country season. is opportunity gave competitive middle school runners from across the county a goal to work towards all season. rough hard work and dedication, Fruit Cove Middle Schools girls and boys teams have won rst place all three years since district nals began, with a girls average team score of 23 and a boys average team score of 21. Five exceptional eighth graders Jesse Benavides, Joey Mueller, Caroline Rice, Emma Kate Rose, and Isabelle Difato have been members of the varsity competitive team through all three years of this meets existence. Of those ve, four have medaled each year of the competition. We worked hard at our own gift and came together as a team giving 110 percent through the challenges of our coach, said Rice. is team has stayed dedicated and resilient even when times got tough. Our team had challenges all season with top runners battling illness and injuries, but that is what made the FCMS XC team so strong, said eighth grader Mueller. Coach Benavides challenged other runners to be team players and step up to the goal of pushing themselves harder than before to keep the team strong. And we did. Eighth grade runner Rose said, Coach Benavides asked three things of us before every race: run with integrity, give 110 percent leaving it all on the course, and keep your target within three feet. Fruit Coves cross country runners did that and more, achieving exceptional results at the district nals once again. Jill Benavides is the coach of the FCMS girls and boys cross country teams. Photo courtesy Jill BenavidesJesse Benavides, Joey Mueller, Caroline Rice, Emma Kate Rose, and Isabelle Difato. GET YOUR AD SEEN HURRY!! Advertising deadline is April 5.by thousands of fans in our Spectators Guideto THE PLAYERSChampionship. rfn rtfbrfnnPonte Vedra May 8th to 13th, 2018 Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra Ponte Vedra CHAMPIONSHIPSpectators GuideSpectators Guide Call for ad rates: 904-886-4919
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The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for seven to 10 days, or it may be frozen for up to three months. Place the grill wok or basket directly over the fire and stir-grill, tossing the beans with wooden paddles or grill spatulas until crisp-tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer the grilled beans to a large bowl and toss with about cup of the Lemon Verbena Pesto or to taste. Charred Green Beans with Lemon Verbena Pesto(Serves 2 to 4)Vegetables are more versatile than many people may know. Steaming or sauting vegetables might be among the most popular ways to cook veggies, but grillmasters know that its not just main dishes that taste great when cooked over an open flame. As the following recipe for Charred Green Beans with Lemon Verbena Pesto from Karen Adler and Judith Fertigs The Gardener & The Grill (Running Press) can attest, grilled vegetables make for simple yet satisfying side dishes.Green Beans 1 pounds slender green beans 2 tsp. olive oil Lemon Verbena Pesto 1 cup fresh lemon verbena leaves (substitute fresh lemon balm leaves) 2 garlic cloves cup grated Parmesan cheese cup pine nuts or English walnuts cup olive oil Fine kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Nutrition Check: Working with your child, not againstBy Kristen Hicks-Roof, Ph.D., RDN, LDN and Paige Chain email@example.com prevalence of childhood obesity impacts 12.7 million youth, which has remained stable at approximately 17 percent of all children and adolescents aged two 19. (Centers for Disease Control, 2017) Not only are nutrition and lifestyle factors important for overall health, but they are crucial during this period of growth and development. Although the occasional fast or frozen food can be ideal for a busy schedule, there are several ways to get your children to eat more nutritious foods throughout the week. Even better, there are ways to make them feel like it is their choice. e rst step is getting your children involved. One simple approach is to allow them to pick out a produce item at the grocery store and help with preparation. is tactic may result in your child more likely to eat the food since they were involved in the process. Secondly, work on having the healthy options be easily accessible. Putting fresh, rinsed and cut produce on an easily accessible shelf in the fridge or trail mix, popcorn and granola bars on the kitchen counter may be selected if they are in plain sight. Try to limit purchasing nutrient poor snacks such as candy, chips and cookies. Lastly, let your child choose toppings for their entree. For example, if you are having taco night, allow your child to dress up the food how they prefer with lettuce, tomatoes or whatever vegetables you see t. Encourage your children to put at least two dierent toppings, and at least one should be a vegetable. is will help them feel that it is their choice and not just yours. You can also try spicing the food dierently, using a dierent cooking method, or even cutting the food into fun shapes. One strategy is to include some easily blended vegetables (shredded carrot/squash/zucchini, onion, mushroom, spinach) to the dish as a simple way to sneak in added nutrients without most children tasting it. Lastly, do not give up! Studies have shown children need to be exposed to a food between six and 15 times before intake increases and preferences are seen. (De Cosmi et al., 2017) So, if your child spits out that rst bite of broccoli, try it at a later time. ere are many dierent ways to get your child to consume more nutritious options, you just have to nd what works best for you and your child. Reference: De Cosmi V, Scaglioni S, Agostoni C. Early Taste Experiences and Later Food Choices. Nutrients. 2017;9(2):107. doi:10.3390/nu9020107. Photo courtesy MetroCreative
The CreekLine April 2018 | Page 25 Golf Tips from T Shot Ranch Can golf make you happy?By Janie C. Farina firstname.lastname@example.org(e way you make me feel) You really turn me on (You really turn me on) You knock me o of my feet (You knock me o of my feet) My lonely days are gone (My lonely days are gone) e Way You Make Me Feel Lyrics and Song by Michael Jackson People ask me all the time: Why play golf? Whats the attraction, anyway? Recently I hosted a beginner ladies golf clinic, and by the end of our class, there were smiles, pictures, and exclamations: is was so much fun! For these ladies, golf made them feel happy but why? For every lonely golf widow and golf widower out there, there is golf addict counterpart that gets knocked o his feet every time he plays. Golf addicts come in many shapes and forms. e most common example of golf addiction that comes to my memory growing up above the golf shop at Nick Stoner Golf Course, in Caroga Lake, NY, were the dew sweepers. ese guys would be pulling into the parking lot before donuts were done baking at Dunkins. My pro dad would grumble and make his way downstairs to open the golf shop before coee, until he trusted they would come in and pay their greens fees at the turn (after nine holes) so we could sleep until dawn. Golf addiction can aect women as well. Moms funeral set the stage for the Ladies League members to share stories about Your mom, Millie that had us crying with laughter. (My mom was the only one who could get lost on her way back from the restroom and miss play-ing the last back nine holes). So how does a game that brings grown men and women to tears, as a result of laughter or despair, keep us hooked? e RX for golfers who seek that Golfers High can be found in mul-tiple ways: Social interaction: Family, friends, busi-ness colleagues, romance, league play. Competition: League play, golf team play, tournament play, career, friendly skins games, personal goals. Intermittent positive reinforcement: e way it makes you feel when hit-ting the shot that knocks you o your feet(playing the slot machine comes to mind as a suitable comparison). Proper tted equipment paired with an encouraging instructor is a great combi-nation for good golf health. Golf clinics can open up a whole experi-ence for the beginner student by oering FishingCapt. Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka email@example.com Spring has sprung and so has the shing. Ideally, by this time of the year you should have the dust o the gear or be shopping many of the great spring time tackle sales that are now taking place. Recent shing has been really good and should only improve in the coming weeks. As always for this time of year, the surf is hot with plentiful catches of whiting, and the surf shermans favorite, the great tasting pompano. Shrimp and sand ea baits are both these species favorite. Being able to long cast past breakers and sandbars is usually a must for catching pompano. Fishing around low tide will help make the long casts needed a bit easier. Fishing for whiting in the surf is less strenuous, usually only requiring shorter casts far enough to get right behind the breakers on the immediate shoreline. Store bought pompano rigs work really well for attracting both species in the surf. Currently, the freshwater scene is at its nest shing, if it is trophy largemouth bass that you are wanting to catch. Whether they are going on the bed or coming o the bed, springtime bass are at their hungriest right now and easiest to catch. Trophy size bass can be caught in most any neighborhood pond, area lakes, area creeks, or the St. Johns River shorelines and docks. Although the purest of bass shermen will consider articial bait as the only means to catch a bass, live wild shiners are the one singular bait that no bass can refuse, especially a trophy. Wild shiners can be attracted by tossing bread into the water and then caught with a small hook and line with a bread ball for bait. ey are also readily available at area bait stores in Orangedale and Green Cove Springs. An aerated bait bucket will be needed to keep your shiners alive. Remember to always have a scale, a tape measure, and a camera with you to document your trophy of six pounds or larger as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) does oer a rewards program for trophy catches. Visit myfwc.com to nd out more. 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My grandsons loved the microscopes. ey put their ngers under the scope and saw the magnication displayed on a TV screen. Nearby, many encased insects or objects were ready for further observation and manipulation. Younger children pretended to navigate a boat model and explore the Gulf of Mexico and its marine life. e curious opened the discovery drawers, while others attempted to assemble archeological pieces like a 3-D puzzle, or looked into a terrarium and an aquarium. e Natural History pathway weaves through a timeline of Floridas history, exploring the various habitats and creatures that thrive in the dierent ecosystems. We strolled through a full-scale mangrove forest and mud at lled with plants, animals, light and sound. e boys ran ahead into the replica of a Florida cave holding (nonliving) bats, fossils, minerals, stalactites and stalagmites. But soon, they found the darkened interior a bit creepy! Before entering the Buttery Rainforest, visitors pass several live video cam screens displaying thousands of monarch butteries in Mexico. en, guests approach a kaleidoscope of color that simply wows. A massive glass wall showcases hundreds of spectacular buttery specimens allowing close-up inspection of the colorful wing patterns and designs. Finally, you walk through a series of doorways (to prevent buttery escapes), and enter the magical world of the rainforest. Informative signage tells visitors about the habits and life cycle (metamorphosis) of butteries and moths, known collectively as lepidopterans. Benches are interspersed along the trail so you can sit and leisurely observe. Youll notice that certain plants attract only specic species. e museum also places food around, such as ripe bananas, to entice the hungry creatures. Careful scrutiny reveals tiny birds living near the base of plants and trees. I didnt see these little birds y, but the airspace bursts with a Photos courtesy Debi LanderAt the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. bevy of butteries. If you stand still and are lucky, one might land on your head or sleeve. Daily, at 2 p.m. (more often on busy days) a research student releases newly hatched butteries and answers questions. When you exit the aviary, you can pass by the lab and see others in various stages of development. e museum is free except for the Buttery Rainforest; its cost is $11 for Florida residents or seniors, and $6 for ages three 17. You cant miss the two gift shops; one lled with everything concerning butteries, and the main gift shop oering science-oriented books, games, puzzles, and toys. eres a caf across the way, and a covered patio with tables and chairs so you can bring your own food. is is a great activity for a rainy day. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips.
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(ere have been proposals in Europe for a total eld ban of the three most damaging neonics: clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, which are already subject to restrictions.) Because they are persistent in soil for some years, neonics can be taken up by other plants well after the initially treated crop was harvested, and their eects on bees is therefore not limited to a one-time application. Homeowners have a perfect role here, and that would be to avoid using pesticides that contain neonics. Reading the label is of paramount importance with any chemical, and you will nd that many of the products available for home use do indeed include neonics. e Xerces Society has a useful table of the chemical names of neonics, and some of the products that contain them: https://tinyurl.com/y87c38sl. Apart from bees, any pollinator species that works the pollen or nectar of owers is potentially at risk, and unfortunately that includes our beloved butteries (https://tinyurl.com/ybvzjgow). e Florida-Friendly Landscaping program advocates the use of Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, when dealing with pests. With spring moving on apace and our landscapes coming to life, its well worth looking again at the nine principles governing the program: Right Plant, Right Place; Water Eciently; Fertilize Appropriately; Mulch; Attract Wildlife; Manage Yard Pests Responsibly; Recycle Yard Waste; Reduce Stormwater Runo; and Protect the Waterfront: https://tinyurl.com/ksuclf. Each heading in the article is a link to more detailed information on how to achieve a Florida-Friendly yard and an explanation of why its important to do so. By early to mid-April lawns will have started to green up and at this stage its time to fertilize. e Florida-Friendly website has detailed information about the types of fertilizer and recommended application rates for specic grasses, and is well worth reading before going to the store. Slow release fertilizers are the way to go; they contain some nitrogen that will be available immediately and the remainder is released gradually, allowing your grass to make the best use of the entire product. Without that slow release component, most of the nitrogen would be released during the rst big rain, and be lost in run-o, to the detriment of our waterways and your pocketbook. For more detailed advice, check out https://tinyurl.com/ ycjarjhf. If you have weed problems avoid weed and feed products as the best application times for herbicides and fertilizers dont usually coincide (https://tinyurl. com/y8adxd92). Although weed and feed products are covered here http:// edis.ifas.u.edu/ep141, it is simpler to apply the fertilizer and herbicide separately to be sure that your application rates are correct for each. And if the weed problem is not across the whole lawn, then a combined product is even less economical. As we move into spring, remember that its usually one of the drier times of year. Vegetable crops need enough irrigation to keep producing well, and newly installed landscape plants cant be ignored if they are to become well established. Trees in particular, if they were planted in recent months, will still need supplemental watering: http:// edis.ifas.u.edu/ep113. It astonishes me how quickly our deciduous trees unfurl their spring show. Just driving around town the dierence in appearance from day to day is really striking. Each species has its own timetable, with red maples coming to life particularly early, but it seems that individual trees within a species green up to their own schedule. ere are three huge hickory trees in my street, and each begins putting on its spring show at a slightly dierent time. And at the other end of the year, they drop their leaves independently. Cultural practices must play a role, but genetics also factor in, which leads me to believe that if we enjoy propagating our own plants, we should aim to grow them from seed as far as possible, and not just root our plants from cuttings. at way we keep the genetic diversity of a species, since each seed is truly unique. (Hybrid seeds are the exception, being produced for guaranteed uniform plants.) is is a great resource about both types of propagation for those of you who are interested: http://edis.ifas. u.edu/mg108. For those timely tips, the current issue of A New Leaf is available at https:// tinyurl.com/y9yfxd89. Happy spring.
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