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page 24Puzzles page 19Get to Know . Karl Kennell page 2Take 5 Dancing with a disability By Angela Higginbotham Dancing cont. on pg. 19A Florida NewsLine Publication page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! May 2018 Volume 18 Issue 5 Photos courtesy Shelley HowardCadets march for Chief Master Sergeant Vickie Helmed during accrediting renewalPhoto courtesy Ru McKinleyThe Exceptional Abilities Dance Company With a passion for inspiring adults and children with physical or emotional challenges, All About Ballroom team members pride them-selves on making a dierence in the lives of many. is special program currently has 26 members with ages ranging from 10 25 years. ese students carry a wide variety of dis-abilities including autism and those in wheelchairs. We currently have nine really great volunteers for this program and we are always looking for more, said Ru McKinley, dance instructor and founder of Exceptional Abilities Dance Company. You dont need to know how to dance in order to be a volunteer; you will learn in the class. Its very benecial to have great ex-amples for these students. ere are not a lot of other great opportunities like this to develop prociency for this part of the population and we would like to expand and oer even more to adults. NEW! Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.Creeks rrfntbffbnnrfntnb nnt ntbn tnt r(904) 230-7840 e Bartram Trail High School Junior Air Force ROTC currently has ap-proximately 179 registered cadets with a waiting list already formed for the next school year and its not surprising when considering the exceptional year they have celebrated. e Drill Team competed across the region, wrapping up with 24 trophies including such areas as rst place in Armed Exhibition, Most Impressive Armed Exhibition Commander and Most Impressive Armed Regulation Commander. Cadets participated in the St. Augus-tine Veterans Day parade, donated toys to Wolfson Childrens Hospital, laid wreaths at local cemeter-ies, performed beach clean up and many other service projects. On campus, the program provides man-power for all home football games and band competitions, raises the U.S. ag each day in the courtyard and helps with numerous other tasks that show dedication to the campus. Cadets have found some down time to enjoy themselves at their annual Chili Cook-O dinner as well as by spending a weekend at Camp Bland-ing working with local Marines on the obstacle challenge course and organizing a formal Military Ball dinner and award night. e cadets took their accreditation renewal year in stride. Retired Chief Master Sergeant from Maxwell Air Force Base Inspector Vicki Helmed spent an entire day at Bartram Trail High School, touring the facilities with Master Ser-geant Miles and Colonel LeFevre and speaking with Group Commander Ma-ria Canon, who led an impressive group ight presentation in the gym. Cadets were acknowledged with outstanding perfor-mance awards and congratu-lated on their top status of exceeded standards, which is the highest ranking a Junior Air Force ROTC program can receive. While Bartram Trails AFJROTC pro-gram deserves recognition as an impres-sive group, there have been numerous individual stand outs as well. One of them, Ca-det Ethan Griner, maintains a 4.2 GPA and ranks 102nd in his class of 600. He has held the position of Public Aairs Ocer, Recruiting Ocer, Drill Commander and Flight Sergeant and recently placed third in a national American Legion high school oratori-cal scholarship speech contest at Flagler College. During the Military Ball, Griner was honored with Junior Cadet of the Year, received the Sons of the American Revolution Leadership Award and was promoted to Cadet Colonel to begin serving as Group Commander. Additionally, Griner will soon be repre-senting BTHS on a much higher level after being awarded a $25,000 Chief of Sta Flight Academy Scholarship. e AFJROTC Flight Academy has recently been launched by Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama to address a national shortage of aircrew within the nation. is summer, 120 selected cadets will attend the accredited aviation program hosted by six universities to train for a private pilot license. e goal of this initiative is to increase diversity in ight training and get the word out regarding career opportunities in the aviation com-munity. Griners applica-tion was selected based on his physi-cal training scores, academics, a test on aerospace knowl-edge, math, science and chart reading. Griner competed against 120,000 cadets na-tionwide for entry into the academy.Sta cadets having fun at Camp Blanding Ethan Griner and his date, Isabella Camero, welcomed at Military Ball by the Saber Team Bartram Trails Junior Air Force ROTC program celebrates successful yearBy Shelley Howard


Page 2 | The CreekLine May 2018 PUZZLES done may take Photo courtesy MetroCreative Photo courtesy Helping Hands of St. Johns CountyField of CrossesOwl and Sunset Symphony to be held at BeluthahatcheeSt. Johns County Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation for a sunset owl talk, Owl and Sunset Symphony, on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13 in Fruit Cove. Attendees may enjoy the sunset at Beluthahatchee while learning about its unique history and natures evening symphony. Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chair. For more information about this free program, contact AyoLane Halusky at or (904) 209-0348.Fallen Heroes memorial returns to St. Johns in MayBeginning May 20, Celebration Lutheran Church, 810 Rob erts Road, will display the Field of Crosses Fallen Heroes memorial tribute created by volunteer organization Helping Hands of St. Johns County. e Field of Crosses honors Floridaborn military service men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. e 375 four-foot white crosses, constructed by Jaxon Kendrick, bear the names, pictures, rank, branch of service, birthplace, age, date and place of death of the fallen heroes. A remembrance ceremony will take place on May 20 at 3 p.m. and the Field of Crosses will remain open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Call the church at (904) 230-2496 for more information.A Night on the St. Johns gala announcede Diocese of St. Augustines Morning Star School will host the seventh annual A Night on the St. Johns Gala and Auction on May 5, from 6 p.m. 9 p.m., at e Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Ave. in Jacksonville. Proceeds from the gala and auction will be used to fund specialized education programs, state-of-the-art technology, and this year, the establishment of a tuition assistance fund to help families who cant aord a special education for their child. Inspired by the popular Cinco de Mayo celebration, the gala will feature Mexican inspired cocktails, dancing, food and a silent auction. Tickets are $75/person, and the event is open to the public. Call Maria Johnson at (904) 721-2144 or email development@ for more information.Chicken dinners to raise funds for churchOur Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 5950 State Road 16, will host a Chicken Fry dinner on Friday, May 18, from 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. An adult meal will cost $14 and includes a four-piece half of a chicken served with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, roll with butter and dessert. Children aged ve 12 can buy a meal for $5 which includes three chicken tender strips, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, roll with butter and dessert. All proceeds go to the continued development of church ministries such as the ever-expanding Food Pantry. Call the church at (904) 824-8688 for more information.Summer reading and math volunteer opportunities oeredRSVP of St. Johns County is seeking community members to assist once a week in the summer reading or algebra program through the St. Johns County School District. Hours are exible, out of town travel can be accommodated. ere are students who can greatly benet from the help of those willing to give just a small amount of their time, said Cheryl Freeman, RSVP director. Contact RSVP at (904) 547-3945 or for more information. 904-825-0540 www .oastaug .com 3055 CR -210 W est, Suite 110 St. Johns, FL 32259 o CONVENIENTL Y LOCA TED ON CR -210 o SAME & NEXT D A Y APPOINTMENTS o CHILDREN & ADUL TS WELCOME QUALITY ORTHOP AEDIC CARE FOR THE WHOLE F AMIL Y


The CreekLine May 2018 | Page 3 answers to puzzles on page 24 MYSTERY PHOTO Call to advertise: (904) 886-4919 readersOurcustomersYourare Reach thousands of customers! Florida NewsLine 12443 San Jose Blvd., STE. 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 886-4919 www.FloridaNewsLine.comThe CreekLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida NewsLine. Advertising Rates are available by request. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers Nor does Florida NewsLine endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. Florida NewsLine reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2018.Editor Martie Thompson Editor@FloridaNewsLine.comCreative Director Julie Gerona Graphics@FloridaNewsLine.comReporter Angela Higginbotham Angela@FloridaNewsLine.comBookkeeper Emily Whitehead Accounting@FloridaNewsLine.comSocial Media Come visit us today at the Pet Center! 130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 209-6190 ? ? ? ?Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to months Mystery Photo was Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant in World Golf Village. Our winner was Catherine Justus. Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comAnswersPuzzles to our Table of Contents 13-17 Special Section MayPages Robinson is a six-year-old male cat who was brought to the Pet Center by his owners. Gidget is a three-year-old female dog who was brought into the Pet Center as an owner surrender. Meet Robinson! Meet Gidget! SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 2 Take 5 4 Around Town 5 Your Vote Counts 6 The Sheri Reports 9 St. Johns Business Monthly 10 Briefs 20 School Briefs 22 Fishing 23 Gardening 25 Community Marketplace Call (904) 886-4919 for rates and information. Call Linda at (904) 607-5062 for rates and information. Dont Miss it! ITS COMING!St. Johns County School DirectoryYour ad seen by 50,000+ potential customers! rfrntbrfntbn St. Johns County School District r f Ask about advertising in our 2018-19Ad deadline July 9th Mothers Day Gift Shop Page 18


Page 4 | The CreekLine May 2018 May around townS 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 31May 1Fruit Cove Civil Air Patrol Open House 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.Fruit Cove Baptist Church Annex Bldg. Room or auy@flwg.usMay 3U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Westminster Woods, 25 State Road lancedmalcolm@gmail.comMay 4Rotary Club of St. Johns meeting 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Fridays) St. Johns Golf and Country Club Clubhouse www.rotarystjohns.orgMay 5U.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.comMay 7Current Events Discussion Group 10 a.m. (repeating event on Mondays) Donovans Irish Pub, US Highway 1 Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club trip to Jacksonville Zoo 9 a.m. Open to all; jbleacher@comcast.netMay 8Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club garden party 11 a.m. St. Johns Golf and Country Club RSVP by May 1, bartramtnc@gmail.comMay 8 13THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass www.theplayers.comMay 9LEGO Club for Kids 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960May 10Shorebird 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 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) 808-7326May 12HAWKEs Dine on the Wild Side 5 p.m. 9 p.m. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Tickets available April 15; www.hawkewildlife. org St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild 10 a.m. 12 p.m. St. Pauls Catholic Church school auditorium, 2609 Park St. or Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960May 144-H Science Club 5 p.m. 6 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960May 15North 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 or call (904) 829-5681 St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 Happy 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 Rd 210W Newcomers of North St. Johns luncheon featuring Americana singer Trevor Compton 11 a.m. Marsh Creek Country Club, 169 Marshside Drive RSVP by May 7, First Coast Newcomers Club trivia evening/dinner 6 p.m. dinner/ 7 p.m. trivia Contact Lea for name of St. Augustine restaurant and to be added to attendee list (904) 829-0643 or (904) 814-9612May 15 June 19Northeast Florida AHEC Quit Smoking Class Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Free; call (904) 482-0189 to registerMay 17Wm. 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The CreekLine May 2018 | Page 5 with Florida State Representative Cyndi Stevenson, District 17 Your Vote CountsElections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes Doug, The UPS Store 3927Advertiser in The CreekLine rffntb fttf ffffrf trfffftfb ftbffffr fffffttfftf fftbfrff ffftfftftrrf frf The CreekLine Q A Over 20 Years Legal Experience 904-665-0005 north of the Julington Creek Bridge) Q: What provisions were made in the budget for education this year?A: e per pupil funding increased by an average of $101.50 for the state of Florida. In St. Johns County, we were fortunate to increase by $172.10, which gives our School Board a little more funding to work with. Of course, a signicant amount of this funding is for school safety and mental health pro-grams in the schools.Q: What can you tell us about the events leading up to the passage of SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act?A: What happened in Parkland was a terrible tragedy, which cut short the lives of 14 students and three faculty members. Republicans and Democrats banded together to pass this bill, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in March. e bill set new age limits, to age 21, for the purchase of all rearms; provides for a uniform gun purchase policy that requires a threeday waiting period and background check for all rearm purchases; bans bump stocks; strengthens the Baker Act by allowing law enforcement to seize a persons gun for 24 hours if they pose a threat to others; and says that people who are unable to buy a gun due to mental health issues wont be able to possess one either. Q: Basically, it sounds like some loopholes were closed?A: is law closes signicant gaps in current law to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. is bill does not prevent law abiding, respon-sible people from possession of any rearm. ose serving in our military and law enforcement are exempt from the new requirements.Q: What are some other provisions of the bill?A: We are going to invest more to pro-tect children at school by funding more School Resource Ocers throughout the state. e bill also created a vol-untary program called the Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which allows school sta to be armed at school after specic training and mental health assessments. is program is voluntary for both school districts and teachers. All schools are required to perform active shooter and hostage drills and multi-agency communication will be improved. Finally, the mental health component is addressed with increases in mental health services and crisis teams that provide mental health services to youth with serious chronic mental illness. Q: What are your thoughts on this law?A: Parents entrust their children to our public schools. We have a duty to make them as safe as possible. Some parents I have spoken to feel that it is an epidemic of violence in our schools. Because of this, I wanted to share some information from a study by James Alan Fox, the Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University. He claries that, is is not an epidemic Mass school shootings are incredibly rare events, furthermore, the incidents of shooting incidents involving students have been declining since the 1990s. I am grateful that the Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott took decisive action to improve school safety. We cannot stop every act of evil, but we can take steps to keep it as far away from our kids as possible. Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?A: Readers can email me at Cyndi. or call my local oce at (904) 823-2300. Curious about what the General Elec-tion ballot will look like? Your Novem-ber ballot is going to be a long one. As of April 1, there are already ve consti-tutional amendments that have made ballot position. ey are: 1. Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption 2. Limitations on Property Tax As-sessments 3. Voter Control of Gambling in Florida 4. Voter Restoration Amendment 5. Supermajority Vote Require to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees Amendments 1, 2 and 5 were placed on the ballot by the Florida Legislature. Amendments 3 and 4 were placed on the ballot by the citizen initiative peti-tion process. For further information on these amendments visit and look under 2018 Constitutional Amendments November 6. e Constitutional Revision Commis-sion (CRC) is also in session reviewing the Florida Constitution considering which sections of our constitution need to be changed. e 2017 2018 Constitution Revision Commission is the third of its kind in Florida history. In 1968, Florida voters ratied three separate amendments rewriting sig-nicant portions of the Florida Con-stitution. One of those amendments included a provision requiring a CRC to convene and examine the Florida Constitution once every 20 years for possible changes, beginning in 1977. e rst CRC convened in 1977 1978 and the second CRC convened in 1997 1998. e 1978 CRC placed eight proposed constitutional amend-ments on the Florida ballot for voter consideration. None of the proposals were passed by Florida voters; however, proposals similar to the Commissions proposed changes were adopted in later years as part of the Florida Constitution or Florida Statutes, either by citizen bal-lot initiative or by legislative proposal. e 1998 CRC placed nine proposed constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot for voter consideration. Eight were passed by Florida voters. In 1998, CRC proposals required a simple majority to be passed by Florida voters (more than 50 percent). As of 2006, at least 60 percent of the vote is required to pass a constitutional amendment. How many constitutional amendments the CRC will place on the ballot is unknown. ey have an excellent website,, where you can view and track the proposals as they move along in the process. May 10 is the deadline for the CRC to le with the Secretary of State its proposed revi-sions to the Florida Constitution. 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Page 6 | The CreekLine May 2018 The Sheri ReportsBy St. Johns County Sheri David B. Shoar Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson ?? 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 Are you puzzled about something going on in NW St. Johns County or wondering about whatever happened on a topic from a previous issue? Email your question to us at 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. Here are answers to questions we received this month: Q: What stores are going in at the shopping center thats being built by Sleiman Brothers at the corner of County Road 2209 (St. Johns Parkway) and County Road 210W, across from Publix shopping center? A: Heres what Toney Sleiman, partner of Sleiman Enterprises, said about Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway: eres considerable interest in the Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway from several rst-class retailers. We expect to share new tenant updates by the end of April. For now, were in the early stages of leasing and look forward to bringing exciting new retailers to St. Johns County residents. Shoppes of St. Johns Parkway will have 57,905 square feet of retail space, and we expect it will create 500 jobs in the local community. Q: I was wondering, as popular as the dog parks are around the area, are there any plans for a real dog park here in Julington Creek Plantation? One with a very large run area with an aerated pond/lake and wash station. A: Heres what Heather Elliott, General Manager of the Julington Creek Plantation Community Development District (CDD), which oversees facilities in the neighborhood, had to say: At this time there is no discussion of a dog park. However, there is a dog park at Veterans Park that many residents use. ( Parks/Veterans.aspx) Proms, parties and alcoholWe are fortunate in St. Johns County to have a wonderful population of young people. You often read of their many accomplishments in this publica-tion. As we approach prom season and graduation I urge parents and all citi-zens to join with the law enforcement community to do everything we can to help keep our celebrating students safe. One major concern is underage alcohol use and abuse. In recent years we have seen some promising young people from our high schools killed in crashes where alcohol consumed at parties was a contributing factor. e 2016 Florida Youth Substance Abuse survey of St. Johns County found 54.2 percent of high school students had used alcohol in their lifetime; this is way down from more than 75 percent of high school students who had used alcohol in their life some 14 years ago. More than 28.3 percent had consumed alcohol in the past month of the survey and 10.5 percent reported binge drinking (ve or more drinks for males and four or more drinks for females for the sole purpose of getting drunk) in the past 30 days. e numbers for our middle school students in the survey is as follows: 19 percent have used alcohol in their lifetime, which is also down from the 2004 survey that revealed more than 40 percent had used alcohol in their lifetime. More than 8.1 percent had consumed alcohol in the past month of the survey and 2.1 percent reported binge drinking in the prior 30 days of the survey. According to the National Highway Trac Safety Administration, the leading cause of death for 15 to 20 year olds is a car crash and 15 percent of teen drivers in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content in excess of .08, the legal limit for drunk driving. at number is way down from just four years ago where one quarter of teen drivers in fatal crashes had a blood alcohol content in excess of .08. Another federal study found that of the nearly 70 percent of high school stu-dents who have consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, 49 percent purchased it illegally, 30 percent got it from an unrelated person of drinking age and 21 percent were provided alcohol by their parents or another adult family member. In an eort to reduce these alarming numbers, we continue to part-ner with the St. Johns County School Board and the PACT Coalition to cre-ate educational awareness of the dangers of alcohol for our young people. We all should be concerned about the potential risky behavior of young people associated with proms, graduation par-ties and school year end celebrations. Here are seven suggestions for parents to help ensure that their sons and daugh-ters arrive home safely after attending such events. 1. Have a very specic conversation with your teen about alcohol con-sumption, driving under the inuence and resisting peer pressure that often leads to poor judgment before, during and after proms and parties. 2. Find out who will be driving, their address and phone number and a list of names and phone numbers for each teen passenger. 3. Get a planned itinerary and stress that no changes to it be made without approval. 4. Talk with your teen specically about how he or she will handle dif-cult situations such as being oered alcohol or drugs or turning down a ride with an intoxicated driver. 5. Make sure your teen has a cell phone or some other means of con-tacting you throughout the entire eve-ning and perhaps even set up specic check in times. 6. Program the number of a reliable cab company into their cell phone. ey may more comfortable calling for a cab in front of their peers than calling home for a ride. 7. Lastly, monitor your students social media sites. I hope this information assists you and your family and please pass it onto friends and relatives in an eort to combat underage drinking. You can get additional information from the PACT Coalition of St. Johns County at www. Also, contact me anytime at (904) 679-5697 778 SR 13, #4 Saint Johns, FL., 32259Located one mile south from Julington Creek Bridge Youth and Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Book our space for your private event!


The CreekLine May 2018 | Page 7 with Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1 Q A with Jimmy Johns, St. Johns County Commissioner, District 1 Q A FYI Contact NumbersSt. Johns County Local Government ( Sheris Oice: (904) 824-8304 Sheri David B. Shoar, Julington Creek Field Oice: (904) 209-2150 Property Appraiser: (904) 827-5500 Eddie Creamer, Supervisor of Elections: (904) 823-2238 Vicky Oakes, Tax Collector: (904) 209-2250 Dennis Hollingworth, Clerk of Court: (904) 819-3600 Hunter S. Conrad St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: (904) 209-0301 Jimmy Johns, District 2: (904) 209-0302 Jeb Smith, District 3: (904) 209-0303 Paul Waldron, District 4: (904) 209-0304 Jay Morris, District 5: (904) 209-0305 Henry Dean, St. Johns County School Board ( District 1: (904) 547-7510 Beverly Slough, District 2: (904) 547-7510 Tommy Allen, State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 17: (904) 823-2300 Representative Cyndi Stevenson,, 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 @ 1706811Its why Im here.State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company; Bloomington, ILYour home and car are more than just things. Theyre where you make your memories and they deserve the right protection. I get it. Its why Im here. LETS TALK TODAY. Don Haneline, Agent 196 Everest Lane Suite 3 Saint Johns, FL 32259 Bus: 904-615-1415 Mon Fri: 9 AM 5 PM Sat: 9 AM 12 PM After Hours by Appointment Located in the Promenade at Bartram Springs, Race Track Rd. & Bartram Springs Pkwy. Q: Can you give us an update on the impact fee structure that was recently passed by the County Commission?A: We approved impact fees to increase for new residential construction by the amount recommended by the author of the impact fee study. We also have to increase the impact fees on nonresidential construction. Since we want to attract commercial business, we were able to buy down the non-residential portion of the impact fees by 40 percent of the total, so that non-residential fees will be net no increase (some will be up a little and some will be down a little, depending on type of commercial business.)Q: How were you able to do this?A: We utilized the countys reserve fund to cover the $475,000 per year. is is just a small amount of our total reserves. We knew that sales taxes and ad valorem taxes would make up the dierence in these impact fees. We tasked sta with determining how long it would take to do this and their analysis showed that the breakeven point should be about ve years. Q: What are your thoughts on the increases in residential impact fees?A: is will increase the cost of new homes, since it is a pass-through cost by the developers, but it will make exist-ing homes more valuable. New devel-opment creates new demand on our infrastructure and this new fee schedule puts the burden where it belongs. Q: Does the county make money on impact fees?A: No, this is not a money maker for the county. All we did with this impact fee increase was adjust them to reect the actual current cost of new infra-structure.Q: Do you have an update on commercial development in northern St. Johns County?A: According to the Florida Depart-ment of Transportation, State Road 9B is on track to open this summer. e developer of Durbin Park will follow in late summer/early fall with the opening of the big box stores in Phase 1. ere has been a lot of conversation about growth in this part of the county and I feel that managing it properly with types of businesses that people want is important.Q: Is there a type of business that people dont seem to want?A: We have put a moratorium on mari-juana dispensaries in our county. ey are allowed within the city limits of St. Augustine, but we heard from residents that they didnt want dispensaries in our area. is does not prevent people from acquiring marijuana, but there are too many questions regarding the brick and mortar dispensary businesses that were not answered to our satisfaction.Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?A: Readers can email me at bcc1jjohns@ or call me at (904) 615-7437.Q: Do you have any updates to share as to how the St. Johns County School District is addressing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act?A: e School District and the St. Johns County Sheris Oce have formed a work group that is looking at all the dif-ferent plans that could be used to secure our campuses everything from hard-ening the campuses to additional law enforcement presence. At our workshop on April 24, school board members will receive an analysis on how much all the options would cost. No vote will be taken at the workshop; most probably any vote will come at the May 8 school board meeting.Q: What options do you think are being considered?A: I think the options will include tak-ing advantage of the guardian program of the bill, which would allow for school employees to be specially trained and then permitted to be armed; form our own police force, which would most likely be cost prohibitive; and to partner with the SJSO to provide a School Resource Ocer at each school. ere is money available in the budget for enhancing school safety and providing School Resource Ocers, but probably not enough. So we will have to gure out the funding.Q: What can you tell us about the active shooter drill that was held at Creekside High School on March 29?A: is event was very informative. ere was a lot of information about rst aid and then several scenarios were acted out as to what to do depending on where a shooting occurred on a school campus. e Sheris deputies and rst responders were basically practicing their potential roles and I felt encour-aged and safe watching them.Q: What is the latest on Freedom Crossing Academy, the K school under construction in Aberdeen?A: Construction is proceeding on schedule. I visited the site recently and the school is huge. Its bigger than any of our other schools with the exception of a high school. It has three stories and includes an art lab, music rooms and a larger cafeteria than we typically build. Principal Allen Anderson is hiring teachers and sta and furniture will be delivered shortly. e schools mascot will be the Falcons. When the school opens in August as a K school, it will have approximately 1,000 students. Its capacity is 1,500 students, which Im sure it will rapidly reach.Q: Do you have any other items to share?A: We are still grappling with the bud-get for next year. e districts nance department is meeting with each school now to determine priorities and alloca-tions. Also, student testing season is in progress and continues basically through the end of the school year. Our students have had a good academic year and we expect them to do well on the tests.Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at beverly. or call me at (904) 547-7510.


Page 8 | The CreekLine May 2018 If you're always skipping the family sele because you aren't happy with your weight, it might be time to consider weight-loss surgery. At Memorial Advanced Surgery, we know that great care starts with caring. Our team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Led by Dr. John DePeri, Dr. Steven Webb and Dr. Husain Abbas, our oce has helped thousands of people just like you get back to a more active life. Go to or call (904) 399-5678 to make an appointment or learn about our weight-loss surgery seminars.Picture a More Active You! memorialadvanced surgeryMEMORIAL HEALTH with St. Johns County Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer Q A Q: Can you give us an update on the proposal to add to Floridas homestead exemption? A: is November, on the ballot will be an opportunity for all Floridians to vote for an additional $25,000 of homestead exemption. e primary personal exemption in Florida is the homestead exemption, which is currently a $50,000 reduction in assessed value that is granted to Florida resident property owners who live in their house as a primary residence as of Jan. 1 of each year and whole le by March 1. Q: How will the proposed additional exemption work? A: For assessed property values of $0 to $25,000, the exemption applies to all millage rates. For property values of $25,000 to $50,000, there currently is and will continue to be no exemption. e next band, for properties valued between $50,000 $75,000, the exemption applies and continues to be applied to all millages except schools. e proposed new exemption will continue as follows: for properties valued between $75,000 $100,000, there is no exemption and then for properties valued between $100,000 $125,000, the third band would apply to all millages except schools. If your homes value falls between any of these bands with exemptions, youd receive a pro-rata exemption. Q: How many properties in St. Johns County would be aected if voters approve the ballot measure in November? A: In St. Johns County, there are just over 66,000 parcels with homestead exemption and approximately 56,000 would be aected by the homestead exemption increase. erefore, about 10,000 parcels would not get a benet if the measure passed. Q: How would this aect county revenue? A: Based on current numbers, this would reduce the countys taxable value by approximately $1.3 billion, which represents a decrease in taxable revenues of about $9.3 million. Its important to note that this would not reduce the total revenue to the county, but would reduce the rate of growth of revenues. Q: What else can you share with us? A: If passed, the additional homestead would be into eect for the 2019 tax year (that is, on the November 2019 tax bill). If a person already has homestead led, they do not need to do anything; the additional homestead would automatically be applied. Finally, if an individual property owner would like to see how the proposed increase in homestead exemption would affect their tax bill, they can go to our website,, and click on the Stay Informed tab and enter their address. e websites calculator will give the updated amounts. Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you? A: Our oce is located at 4030 Lewis Speedway Ste. 203, (904) 827-5500. It is open Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Also, readers can email me at or call me at (904) 827-5500. e Bartram Trail Dance Team attended NDA High School Nationals, held March 3 4, 2018 at Hard Rock Live in Universal Studios in Orlando. e team competed in the Large Varsity Hip Hop Division and earned sixth place in the nation out of 22 teams competing. Bartram Trail Dance Team was one of 15 teams nominated for the Sportsmanship Award out of hundreds of teams that were entered in the competition. Pictured are Kathryn Arnett, Ellie Kenyon, Jacqueline Yousefzadeh, Charlotte Riley, Kelsey Harre, Amy Ivey, Alex Machols, Erica Martin, Britini Hodge, Nicki Haberman, Caroline Balcita, Aidan Mather, Allie Clemons, Sophie Sorenson, and Carolena Arroyo.BTHS Dance Team places sixth at national competition Photo courtesy Patti Machols


St. Johns Business Monthly | Page 9 M onthl y ST JOHNS By Scott Grant ScottGrant@StJohnsBusinessMonthly.comMarket Insight rfnftb t ff M onthl y ST JOHNS. ttt t rfnftb t ff M onthl y ST JOHNS. ttt t rfnftb t ff M onthl y ST JOHNS. ttt t rfnftb t ff M onthl y ST JOHNS. ttt t rfnftb t ff M onthl y ST JOHNS. ttt t Shangri-La 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. CAR # 0417-02785 Making Mortgages Easier Every DayIan B. MacDonald | Construction Perm Loan Specialist | NMLS ID: 546443 904.626.0353 (C) | 130 St. Johns Commons | St. Johns, FL 32259 Specializing in: Construction/Renovation Perm Financing Doctor/ Dentist/ Medical Professional Home Loans VA Home Loans Prudential Financial Planning Services Andrew Laino, CLU, CFP, CLTC Financial Planner CA Insurance License Number 0E93910 701 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 904-313-4553 Comprehensive Financial Planning O ering nancial planning and investment advisory services through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), doing business as Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to separate client agreement. O ering insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 0223493-00005-00 In September of 1922, a young Army Air Corps lieutenant took o from Jacksonville Beach in an attempt to set a new cross-country ight record. At the time, Jacksonville Beach was called Pablo Beach. He took o in a De Havilland DH-4. Twenty-one hours and 19 minutes later he landed at Rockwell Field in San Diego, after making one refueling stop at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas. He was the rst man to cross the country in an airplane in less than a day. His name was James Jimmy Doolittle. After his record breaking ight, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. is was an era where record breaking avia-tors were celebrated by the public and press. Doolittle competed in a number of races and in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, he won the Triple Crown of airplane racing, setting a world speed record of 296 miles per hour in the Shell Speed Dash. Having won all there was to win, Doolittle retired from racing. I have yet to hear anyone engaged in this work dying of old age, he would say at the time. But Doolittle was no shrinking violet and his most famous ight was still ahead of him. On April 18, 1942, Doolittle, now a lieutenant colonel, and 15 other crews took o from deck of the aircraft car-rier Hornet. ey were ying Mitchell B-25 two-engine bombers. Neither the planes nor the carrier were de-signed for this sort of operation and both required modications to launch at all. eir plan was to y to Tokyo and other cities and drop their bombs before proceeding to land in occupied China. It must have seemed like a suicide mission. Six hours later, Doolittle and his raid-ers dropped their bombs on Tokyo. ey proceeded, low on fuel, toward the Chinese mainland. ree planes crashed at sea. One landed in Rus-sia and the crew was imprisoned. e remaining planes made crash landings in China. e raid itself did little damage, but it caused a panic in Japan and euphoria here in the States. Finally, we were striking back! When asked where the planes had launched, President Roo-sevelt would respond from ShangriLa, a mythical valley mentioned in a book called e Lost Horizon by James Hilton. Afterwards, FDR would rename the presidential retreat we now call Camp David, Shangri-La. What interests me most about this story was the eect the raid had on the stock market. e market had been plunging since it opened on Monday Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. All the war news was bad. We would have been hard pressed to nd investors who were bullish on the market in April of 1942. Yet, 10 days later, the Dow would bottom at $92.69, before beginning a strong rally that would carry the market up 130 percent over the next four years. e lesson here is that no matter how bad the news, never bet against the USA or the stock market. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at Correction Due to an editing error, the rst name reference for General Morgan was omitted in the MarketInsight column entitled, e right to bear arms in the April 2018 issue of St. Johns Business Monthly. General Morgans name was Daniel Morgan. We apologize for the inconvenience. e appeal of having your own busi-ness is often associated with being your own boss, having nancial indepen-dence, and working on your own clock. Once the opportunity comes your way and you start your business dream, there are added responsibilities to account for to ensure that you and your future employees are successful in this venture. As the owner of a small business, one invests a tremendous amount of time and or energy to ensure that the company is successful. We spend our lives worrying about ROI (Return on Investment gures) and trying to maintain a good nancial record. You need to take the time to ensure that you keep a record of your nances and expenses throughout the lifespan of your business. e unfortunate real-ity is that most small businesses battle to stay aoat or even make it o the ground so you need to give it every chance to succeed. If your business takes o rapidly, there is a good chance that time devoted to record keeping is minimized, simply to meet demands. Do not fall into this trap! If starting your own business was an out to try to escape paperwork, then you will need to hire someone to do your record keeping for you. Ecient record keeping will not only help to keep everything in order but The importance of record keepingBy Marge Cirillo mail@floridanewsline.comcould help you analyze your companys nancial health in the future too. Beginning in April, the local Florida Small Business Development Council will hold QuickBooks round tables. It will be a small group where you can come with your specic questions for your business. ere will be separate sessions for the desktop version and the online version. Contact me at (904) 209-1295 if you are interested. Marge Cirillo is the Florida Small Busi-ness Development Council consultant for St. Johns County. She can be reached at or (904) 209-1295.


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Visit the districts e-permitting webpage,, for more information.RiverClub celebrates grand openinge grand opening of the RiverClub, the new riverfront amenity center at RiverTown, was held Saturday, April 7 at Mattamy Homes master-planned community along the St. Johns River. e event featured food trucks, live music, family fun, childrens activities, hourly giveaways and the chance to win a two-person tandem kayak with life vests and paddles included. e RiverClub is part of RiverTowns current amenity package reserved for the exclusive use of RiverTown resi-dents. Located directly on the St. Johns River, the RiverClub features a board-walk along the water with magnicent river views. e clubhouse overlooks a riverfront oasis pool and oers river-front dining. A new kayak launch makes it easy to get out on the river. Kids of all ages will treasure the pirate ship play-ground and the amphitheater provides a stage and concert lawn along the river. e communitys healthy living ameni-ties also include a kid-friendly zeroentry recreational pool with a corkscrew slide, a junior-sized Olympic lap pool, lighted tennis courts, a state-of-the-art tness center at the RiverHouse, a dog park and more. Beach driving passes now on saleIts ocially beach season in St. Johns County and time to purchase on-beach driving passes, which are now available from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. daily at area toll booths. Daily fees for the 2018 beach season are $10 for residents and nonresidents, and $5 for handicap and active military. Annual passes are $50 for residents, $100 for non-residents, and $40 for a handicap pass. Lifeguards began limited duty in March, with full lifeguard coverage beginning Memorial Day weekend. Additionally, the SJC Beaches app provides convenient information to help residents spend less time in the car and more time on the beach. Get the Reach the Beach Mobile App on the iTunes app store or Google Play. Call Beach Services at (904) 209-0331 for more information.Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club to install new oicers at Garden PartyOn Tuesday, May 8 at 11 a.m., the Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club will host a garden party at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club during which the group will install ocers for the 2018 2019 season. Members are encouraged to wear spring oral attire and decorate their garden party hats. Prizes will be awarded for the best deco-rated garden hats. To accommodate a photo booth for individual or duo pictures, the doors will open at 10:15 am. e photo booth will remain open until 11:15 am. at which time, singers Harry and Sally will provide musical entertainment. e menu includes a choice of a oren-tine chicken roulade, roast pork loin with apple brandy sauce, duo of chicken and shrimp salad in tomato shells or ambrosia salad with mini cream cheese sandwiches. All luncheons include an appetizer of cold canapes (center of table), rolls and butter, non-alcoholic beverages and chefs homemade dessert; a cash bar for alcoholic beverages is also available. e cost for the luncheon is $22. Send checks no later than May 1, payable to BTNC, to Hilda Gilpin, 621 Pineland Lane, Saint Johns, FL 32259. Also, please indicate your meal choice on the memo line. e Bartram Trail Newcomers and Womens Club meets the second Tues-day of every month from September to May at local restaurants for lunch. e club also has a wide variety of interest groups, such as Bridge, Pennies Canasta, Mexican Train dominoes, Bunko, Mah Jongg), golf, recipe exchange, special event outings, book clubs, lunch and matinee, Lunch Divas, Ladies Night Out, a nature walk group and com-munity projects. Contact First Vice President Beth Rosado at bartramtnc@ for more information.Photo courtesy Mattamy HomesThe River Club amenity center at RiverTown. Photo courtesy Laura HernandezHilda Gilpin, Joan Bleacher, Pat Gavaletz, Sandra Carreker, Maureen Baiocco, and Vicky Winnerling at the March meeting. Briefs cont. on pg. 11


The CreekLine May 2018 | Page 11 SPRING INTO GOOD PET HABITS . GIVE NEXGARD THIS SEASON. Dogs Beg For It! Fleas And Ticks Hate It! Veterinarians Recommend It! (904) 287-5570 Richard M. Oglesby, D.V.M Constanze Goricki, Dr. Tara Hogan, D.V.M Tom Fish D.V.M.1004 State Road 13 ( 0.2 mi South JCP entrance ) 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 / 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 $585,545 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 $684,900 JULINGTON CREEKS BEST KEPT SECRET Youth orchestra schedules auditionse First Coast Youth Orchestras, led by artistic director Scott Gregg, an-nounce that auditions for the 2018 2019 season will be held in May. e musical organization is entering its second year and serves musicians aged seven 21 with ve levels of string and full orchestras as well as chamber music. e season runs September through May and scholarship programs are avail-able. Visit or call (904) 515-5092 for more information or to apply.Americana singer to entertain Newcomers of North St. Johns at May luncheonNewcomers of North Saint Johns will host its May luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. at the Marsh Creek Country Club, 169 Marshside Drive in St. Augustine. is will be the last lun-cheon/meeting until September and will feature the installation of ocers for the executive board. Entertainment will be provided by Trevor Compton, an Americana singer/ songwriter currently living and work-ing in St. Augustine. is luncheon will feature a choice of one of the following entrees: Jack Daniels chicken breast served with wild mushrooms and garlic mashed potatoes; or re grilled bistro beef tenderloin served with vegetable couscous and roasted shallot bordelaise; or green tea crusted salmon served with sweet potato frites, roasted asparagus and ginger butter sauce. Entrees are served with ree-Sixty seasonal greens salad, coee or tea, and chantilly cake for dessert; a cash bar is available. e cost for the May luncheon is $30 for members and $32 for guests. All reser-vations are non-refundable and must be received by May 7. If you are interested in a registration form for this luncheon, NNSJ membership information, or information about other upcoming activities, Contact Sue Aird at sjaird@comcast. net to register for this luncheon or for membership information. Newcomers of North Saint Johns oers a wide vari-ety of activities, including lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, Bunco, day trips, and cultural events.Bird watching and recreational opportunities at Masters TractSt. Johns Countys Masters Tract has emerged as a prime location for hik-ing, bird watching, photography, and general wildlife viewing in the Hastings area. Located at 7756 Hub Bailey Road and open from dawn to dusk daily, the facility consists of a pond, wetlands, and wildlife habitat near Deep Creek and the St. Johns River. Pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome to explore the area but are asked to stay on the berms. Motorized vehicles, shing, swimming, boating, and hunting are prohibited. For more information on the Masters Tract, visit or call (904) 209-0621. Briefs cont. from pg. 10 rfntbb rfbnt rfnnn Creek e page 28 page 19 rfn page 3tnb Connect for a cure at Relay for Life of North St. Johns County rfntbrf page 5r n ff ntbfrfbtt 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) | 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 Roumillat, 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, frnnf nbrnnrfrtnnnrnfrrnnff frrfrnnfrnff rfrnfnnnnnrbrrn fbrrrnrnbrt 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.nbrnnnnrrnnrt rfrbttRelay 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 celebratedrn frrfntb b n rffrn r f n r t f b r f n n P on te V e dr a May 8 th to 13th, 2 0 1 8 P onte V edra P onte V edra P onte V edra CHAMPIONSHIPSpectators GuideSpectators Guide tbb b The CreekLine | Ponte Vedra NewsLine | Mandarin NewsLine | Southside NewsLine Call us for advertising rates (904) 607-5062 June Real EstateJuly Pet Guide, Summer Fun GuideAugust Back To School GuideSeptember Back To School GuideOctober Breast Cancer AwarenessNovember Senior NewsLineDecember Holiday Guide


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Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 Relay for Lifes success attributed to many community membersBy Kim Aslan mail@floridanewsline.comRelay for Life of North Saint Johns County has seen many committee members, sponsors, teams, and partici-pants come and go through the years all of whom have contributed to the events success. John Crowell of Allstate, has been this Relays Survivor Sponsor since 2004. Each year his sponsorship allows the survivors to enjoy a day that recognizes their durance and perseverance. He is hands-on and one can see he truly enjoys interacting with the brave and strong survivors. He stays with them each year, mingling with them, speak-ing to them; he is simply a kind and humble man. Additionally, he lends his voice during the luminaria ceremony, announcing names of loved ones hon-ored or lost. Recently, Becky Kimball, Tri Lead Team, interviewed John Crowell: Becky Kimball: How did you get in-volved with Relay for Life? John Crowell: It was a friend and fel-low Allstate agent. He had committed to being the Survivor Sponsor and then realized he wasnt able to be there, so he asked me to help out, which I was more than happy to do. is was in 2004. Once I was there talking to the survi-vors, helping serve dinner, and seeing they were uplifted and having fun, I felt uplifted and happy and felt this was where God wanted me to help. I made a commitment that I would be the Survi-vor Sponsor as long as I was in business. (At this time, Crowell didnt have any close touches with anyone with cancer, but unfortunately that has changed. He now has family and friends whom he now celebrates, remembers, and is still helping ght back against cancer.) KimbalI: What was your favorite thing about Relay? Crowell: Being able to talk and listen to the survivors. Kimball: What would you say to those who are not yet involved with Relay? Crowell: It is a great way to help uplift and have fun with survivors. Kimball: How do you feel Relay has been evolving? Crowell: I feel that the event was on top of its game back around 2008, but now that there is more specic cancer fundraising competition, ACS Relay for Life has had a drop. Fortunately, since some of the Relay for Life events have merged, staying with the solid founda-tion that was started back in 1986 with Dr. Gordy Klatt, it is bouncing back strong. I also feel the American Cancer Society is one of the great nonprots for helping those with any cancer by helping provide rides to and from treat-ment, helping with lodging for those who need to travel for treatment (Hope Lodges), the 24/7 information hotline and the list goes on. Photo courtesy John CrowellJohn Crowell is the Survivor Sponsor for Relay for Life of North Saint Johns. 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For information please visit summer-program-auditions/ Private Lessons on ALL Instruments for ALL Ages Community Band | Orchestra | Jazz BandFaculty: Jacksonville Symphony Members and College Music Professors. June 18-29, meeting M-F, 9-3. For information please visit Private Lessons on ALL Instruments for ALL Ages Community Band | Orchestra | Jazz Band Faculty: Jacksonville Symphony Members Faculty: Jacksonville Symphony Members The Florida Ballet is thrilled to announce a new program to be offered at Northeast Florida Conservatory this summer! Interested dancers need to be accepted Two-week program, through audition. Next auditions will be held at The Florida Ballet Studios, 300 East State Street, Suite E on April 22 and June 9. Interested dancers need to be accepted through audition. Next auditions will be held at The Florida Ballet Studios, 300 East State Street, Suite E on April 22 and June 9. 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Read on for a list of local attractions, upcoming events and summer camps to check out for a more fun and memorable summer.Outdoor fun: Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 471-1111 Ext. 103 St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park 999 Anastasia Blvd., St Augustine, FL 32080 (904) 824-3337 Tree Hill Nature Center 7152 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211 (904) 724-4646 Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Summer Camp 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218 (904) 757-4463 St. Augustine Aquarium 2045 State Road 16, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 429-9777Summer fun events and camp guideBy Angela Higginbotham e Black Raven Pirate Ship Adventures 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904) 826-0000 Jax Surf and Paddle Summer Camp pages/kids-camps 222 1st St., Neptune Beach, FL 32233 (904) 435-7873 e Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 823-4500 Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary Tours 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226 (904) 757-3603 St. Augustine Wild Reserve Tours htm (904) 940-0664 St. Augustine Pier Splash Park st-augustine-beach-pier-splash-park/ 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080 Fort Clinch State Park 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 277-7274Events Guide cont. on pg. 14


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Thorough academic evaluations Proven programs tailored to each students needs Reading Writing Math Study Skills Spelling Vocabulary Phonics Algebra Geometry Trigonometry Pre-Calculus Calculus Earth Science Biology Chemistry Physics SAT PSAT/NMSQT ACT State Tests Advanced Placement (AP) SSAT ISEE HSPT GED ASVAB rfn tbt tbtt fn 904-770-5920 2245 County Road 210 W Suite 101 1.800.CAN.LEARN t Swimming is one of the main attrac-tions during the summer at Camp I Am Special, and this year will be extra special with the opening of a new aquatic center. e Rotary Club of Deerwood Abigails Joy Camp I Am Special Aquatic Center was dedicated by the Camps founder, Bishop John J. Snyder, on April 11 and has its rst event, the Faith and Sharing Retreat, scheduled for May 20 24. e sixday summer camps will run from June 10 through August 5. e new pool is specially designed for people with disabilities, including an ADA compliant, graduated entry ramp so that campers in specially designed water wheelchairs can roll right into the pool instead of being hoisted on a lift. ere are also special water features, such as bubblers and deck jets for campers with sensory-related issues. e pool is mostly shallow with support bars and social steps that can be used to enter the pool or sit in the water. Nearby are fully accessible restrooms with showers and a covered pavilion with picnic tables. Bishop John Snyder dedicates new pool for Camp I Am SpecialBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comFor some of our campers, this is the only time they get to swim because its so challenging to get in and out of the pool, said Lauren Weedon Hopkins, regional director of Catholic Charities Jacksonville. ough it was popular with the camp-ers, the old swimming pool was leak-ing, and beyond repair, Hopkins said. So, two years ago Catholic Charities Jacksonville decided to launch a capi-tal campaign, led by volunteer Kathy Devine, which raised more than $1.1 million. e main sponsors were the Rotary Club of Deerwood, and Ed and Marlene White of Auld & White Con-structors LLC, who named it Abigails Joy in honor of their granddaughter. e Delores Barr Weaver Fund donated the money for the Ability Pool, and the Chartrand Family gave the funding for the shaded pavilion. Others have donated $100 or $250 for brick pavers for the Friendship Walk that borders the entry inside the pool complex. Since 1983, Camp I Am Special has provided a summer camp experience for children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities, providing activities that include crafts, talent shows, and swimming. It is made possible through private funding and in-kind donations, as well as an army of volunteers. e camp can accommodate 32 camp-ers each week. Every camper is assigned a buddy, a volunteer high school student, who is responsible for caring for the camper 24/7, which includes making sure they have fun. Catholic Charities gives every camper a scholarship; the money for scholarships comes from fundraisers, grants, and do-nations from parish groups, the Knights of Columbus, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, individuals and foun-dations. Also, lunches and dinners for all the camps are donated and served by volunteers. Groups provide a meal for 100, which includes campers, buddies, and sta. Call the Camp I Am Special oce at (904) 230-7447 or the Jacksonville Regional Oce of Catholic Charities at (904) 899-5500 for more information or to donate or volunteer.


Page 18 | The CreekLine May 2018 e fourth annual Bartram Trail Library Comic Con will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bartram Trail Library. is will be a celebration of all things superhero: Star Wars, Harry Potter, fantasy, and more and will include crafts, coloring, superhero snacks, local graphic novelists, games, photo opportunities, and surprise visits from a few favorite characters. ere will also be various photo ops set up throughout the library. is program is for all ages and costumes are encouraged Cbut not required. Last years event brought more than 600 patrons to the library in two hours. ere will be a PSA on hand to help direct trac. Visit or call (904) 827-6960 for more information.Comic Con returns for fourth yearPhotos courtesy Bartram Trail Branch Library Mothers Day Gift Shop Beauty & Song! Enjoy Wonderful Backyard Birds! rrf nntb ftt ft bb rfntbffb nt 904-342-8298-Weddings, Flowers for any Occasion -Shop Online visit our website -Local delivery available -Workshopslearn more rf -Weddings, Flowers for any Occasion Now Open The CreekLine!Our advertisers are your neighbors! Let them know you saw them in... 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Drive Suite 201 St. Johns, FL 32259 904-899-1234rfntbbn The Medical Spa and Salonat Bartram Walk in Julington Creek! Mothers Day Package treat your mom or someone special tor frn rffbtbftbbbwww.bartramwalkspa.comtbbb For the past four years, St. Patricks Episcopal Church has invited the St. Johns community to donate cans of insect repellent for the homeless in St Augustine. Volunteers at Home Again and Wildower Clinic distribute the insect repellent to the homeless and change lives. In 2017, more than 1,500 spray bottles were donated and distributed during the six months or more of mosquito season. is outpouring of care kept people healthy, which can be life changing. e number of people needing medical and even hospital care for staph infections and worst has plummeted in St. Johns County. In 2013, a survey by Wildower Clinic outreach program showed in a test sample of 100 homeless people that 11 percent needed emergency room treat-ment or hospitalization for infections related to mosquito and insect bites. Using the concept of prevention being better than cure, the following year, do-nated cans of bug spray were oered to the homeless population during the hot summer months. No visits to the ER or Insect repellent donations for homeless are life changing By Mary Farr mail@floridanewsline.comhospital for bug bites were noted during this time for the homeless individuals who received the bug spray on a regular basis. e insect repellent donations protected so many people from being tormented by mosquitos and yellow ies and the resulting sickness and injury. e 2016 Florida Homeless Census esti-mates there are at least 838 unsheltered homeless in St. Johns County. Based on Wildowers test, as many as 90 unshel-tered people are exposed to mosquitos. Every inexpensive can of mosquito repellent saves our community the cost of emergency room visits. Since 2015 people have quietly left their insect repellent donations in St. Patricks mailbox and on the churchs front porch at 1221 State Road 13. ank you. You are welcome to leave your contributions outside again this year, but we invite you to come in and visit us. Wed like to meet you. Its a good thing to know your friends. Mary Farr is a St. Patricks parishioner and Wildower volunteer.


The CreekLine May 2018 | Page 19 Get to Know . travel pantry raiders gardening LifeKarl KennellBy Angela Higginbotham Get to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at Photo courtesy Karl KennellKarl Kennell Dancing cont. from pg. 1 Acupuncture Treatment CenterNeurological & Muscular Disorders Absolutely No Side Effects 13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Suite 913(904) 141 Hilden Road, #202, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 904.810.2027 Retail Showroom Cabinetry Flooring Furnishings Remodels Design Consultation Window Treatments Project Management Artwork Lighting Accessories Fabrics Always passionate about people and mesmerized by the adventures and life tales that others have to share, Karl Kennell has many inspiring stories of his own. He grew up in Sarasota, Fla. and in the 1970s he moved to Los An-geles primarily to pursue his passion of theatre work, while also continuing his career working in building and de-velopment. He later retired into travel marketing. He and his wife, Becky, met as kids while at a Sadie Hawkins dance. e two have been married for 38 years. ey have lived in NW St. Johns County for many years and have three children. Kennell suered a stroke in 2005 that left him partially paralyzed. With the encouragement of his wife to focus on something new, he took the advice that many had given him over the years and he completed his rst book in a four-part series, Scuttlebutt from Scuppernong Cove. Everyones life is made up of tales, Kennell said. Some are sad, but most are of misadventures and fun. Why not share them? His love for others also resonates in the many years of volunteer work. Among others, Kennell devotes his time to the St. Francis House youth center in St. Augustine. 1) What do you enjoy most about living in St. Johns County?St. Johns County has a nice air. Its a great place to live and raise a family.2) Do you have a plan to write more books in the future and how often do you write?I write every day because I love doing it. Yes, I have a plan to write more books. ere will be three more books in the Scuttlebutt from Scupper-nong Cove series. Im thankful that the rst book, Christening Leena Too, is easily accessible online for the commu-nity to hopefully enjoy the lives, laughs, worries and dreams of the characters I write about. 3) What do you enjoy doing outside of writing your books?Im always writing something. I vol-unteer. Im working on a podcast and working hard to build up my readership and outreach, mostly through Facebook and YouTube. Its not about selling books, its about sharing the story and building a readership. e money I make goes right back into more writing and activities to support that. 4) How do you encourage the youth at St. Francis House?I just want to make myself available to them. I want them to know they can talk to me and Ill listen. I give out composition books and encourage them to write their stories in them. Ive told them that if they write, Ill put them all together and then Ill have a book published with all of their stories. 5) What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment thus far?I dont know yet. I had a life threat-ening stroke and I believe I was stroked by God. I feel like I may have something very important yet to do. I always say, I want to do all I can and as much as I can, for as long as I can. Im very blessed to be alive. [Editors Note: Longtime readers of e CreekLine may recognize Karl Kennells name from feature story bylines a few years back. We were privileged to have Karl write articles for us for several years and share his unique insight and air in the stories he penned.]e classes, centered around those with a disability, use the healing power of music and counting to increase mobility, work on behavior and to help compensate for their dierences. e younger students enjoy learning the repetitive motion of the line dances in particular and then they feel more condent at school dances and proms. Many other dances, including the waltz, salsa, foxtrot and cha-cha are also used to help aid in social success and to promote condence among students. Dances are held often so that students can show o their new skills. We practice extensive stretching in our warm-ups to help with mobility and balancing. Learning dances also helps with their memory, McKinley said. More information on special-ed dance classes can be found by contacting All About Ballroom and Exceptional Abili-ties Dance Company at (904) 6795697. e rst class is free of charge and scholarship aid is available to those needing assistance with member-ship. ose interested in becoming a volunteer are also encouraged to join in on the fun. McKinley said a oneto-one ratio of volunteer and student would be benecial to the success of the program.The Exceptional Abilities Dance Company


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We believe great hearing care begins with listening to you and developing a hearing health care plan that solves your hearing loss while meeting the needs of your lifestyle and budget. Your Community Resource For Better Hearing trf Pacetti Bay Middle School students compete academicallyAt the beginning of the semester, two Pacetti Bay Middle School students placed at the top of the St. Johns County Science Fair. Adams Popovich earned second place and Brodie Mon-gon earned third place for their eorts in the Junior Engineering/Intelligent Machine/Mathematics division. Mathematics excellence continued with several of students participating for the rst time in the Mathcounts competi-tion series. e schools team traveled from Daytona to Washington D.C., participated in several categories, and ended up being one of only ve teams attending the state competition. e Wildcat team won and placed in several categories. Pacetti Bay students also shared their love of reading by collecting 123 used books during the schools Book Drive to share with students at Crookshank El-ementary. For the Paw IT Forward Hu-mane Society Drive, students collected dozens of bags, cans, blankets, and treats that resulted in a van full of donations for furry friends in St. Johns County. Lastly, the school had a very success-ful Ready Set Glow event for our local schools including Wards Creek Elemen-tary, Pacetti Bay Middle, Mill Creek Elementary, and Piccolata Elementary. Held again at Ring Power, Pacetti Bay hosted hundreds of runners and walkers, and had tremendous support from local businesses. Visit the PTSOs Facebook page or email the PTSO through the schools website (http://www-pbm.stjohns. for more information or to volunteer.Palencia Elementary to acquire anchor as legacy giftis year Palencia Elementary School will graduate its rst class to have attended the school for their entire elementary career; the fth graders this year were the schools very rst kinder-garteners. It is with all of this in mind that a few dedicated parents recognized the im-portance of leaving a legacy gift for the school. After some brainstorming the idea of an anchor, which reected the schools mascot of a Pirate, took hold. e search for an anchor began. Many phone calls and visits to shipyards came to a dead end until a chance encounter while on a fth grade eld trip led to the anchor nd of a lifetime. An anchor from the 1800s had recently been found six miles o the coast of St. Augustine when a tugboat was towing a ship back to Jacksonville. Some broken cables on the ship snagged the anchor up from the sea oor and pulled it back into port. Archeologists, along with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum worked with the tugboat com-pany to rescue the anchor and send it to the State of Florida Bureau of Archaeo-logical Research to conserve it. at process keeps the anchor from rusting away, so it is able to be displayed. e perfect anchor had been found. Laurel Madson, a fth grade parent and the rst Palencia Elementary School PTO president, took the lead in pursu-ing the state to allow the school to be the display location for this local piece of history. e anchor is currently being restored in Gainesville and should be ready early next fall. When it is completed it will come to its new home under the ag-pole at Palencia Elementary School. School board executive secretary named School-Related Employee of the YearMiriam Testasecca, the executive sec-retary for the School Board of the St. Johns County School District, has been named the districts 2018 School-Relat-ed Employee of the Year. Her selection was announced by Superintendent Tim Forson at a reception held March 15 at the World Golf Hall of Fame Museum. Testasecca was selected from 44 nomi-nees for her exemplary job performance, dedication, interpersonal skills, leader-Photo courtesy Sharon AdamsPacetti Bays Mathcounts team. ship ability, training and contributions to the school district and the commu-nity. Testasecca has been employed as the School Boards executive secretary for six years and has 17 years overall with the school district. She is a dedicated and ecient professional who serves all ve board members with varied require-ments and expectations. Her excel-lent organizational skills enable her to handle multiple tasks of diering levels of complexity. Her welcoming demean-or and service attitude are characteristic of her encounters with the general public. She is also the bookkeeper for 19 internal district accounts and prides herself on the attention to detail to avoid deciencies and errors. She has never had a deciency noted in an audit of those accounts. In addition, she has been mentoring two students for the past four years and also is the district oce Wellness Coor-dinator. She has volunteered her time to run exercise and weight loss programs for district employees and is active with fundraising projects for the districts ASSIST program and e Shriners Hospital for Children. Testaseccas name and information packet has been forwarded to the Florida Department of Education as St. Johns County School Districts repre-sentative and for consideration as the School-Related Employee of the Year representative at the state level.


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Page 22 | The CreekLine May 2018 After two recent hurricanes, the community of Westminster Woods on Jul-ington Creek lost many majestic and beautiful trees that enhanced the lives of residents with shade and gathering areas along the river. As part of Rotary International and Bartram Trails Sustainability Project, a collaborative partnership was formed with JEA and Greenscape to plant 30 trees on behalf of each active member to support long-term solutions within our environment and community. Bartram Trail President Scott Burgess, Westminster Woods Executive Direc-tor Amanda Birch, JEA Forester Joe Anderson and JR Sykes of HD Turf were instrumental in seeing this project to completion.Joint project results in new trees for retirement communityBy Denise Jones Photo courtesy Denise JonesVolunteers helped plant 30 trees at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. FishingCapt. Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka rfntrbnff rfntrrfntttfbbn bfttbnttt nfttr ttrrtttt rfntttbbtbbnfbt tbttttttbtntttttntt tbrtttnfttrrttntrtt tbntrbttfbtbn tnnntnttttftttt bbbbb frrrb In just a few short weeks the kids will be home for summer break. From kindergar-ten to college, they will all be back in the house with little to entertain them other than some type of electronic device. ere was a time when kids spent the majority of their free time outdoors participating in a number of activities, but it seems that nowadays for some kids, an outdoor activ-ity is nothing more than a quick run to the car or bus. Other than organized sport activities, how do we get our kids outside enjoying the great outdoors around them? We can start by teaching a kid how to sh. Fishing in Florida is practically a year round activity that the whole family can partake in and enjoy. Access to shing starts in many of our own neighbor-hoods, with nearby ponds and creeks just a short walk or bike ride away. Additional accesses to a variety of dierent shing locations (all without a boat) are the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway, nearby inlets, piers, lakes, springs, creeks, rivers, and the beach all are just a short car ride away. Online searches for shing locations, or searching state, county, and federal parks, can be a great help provid-ing you with the necessary information to get you started with the planning of your next shing trip. Learning the basics of how to sh should not be very dicult. Hook, line, sinker, oat, weight, rod and reel complete the list of tools to get you started. Having a friend to teach you can be a great help. For self learners, YouTube videos are seemingly endless with guidance and instructions of how to sh and catch vari-ous species. Most any tackle or bait store you care to visit will usually be more than happy to help get you started and pointed in the right direction. Camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, boat-ing, going to the beach, and even vacation travel can all be outdoor activities that can be done with shing in mind. Learning to enjoy the outdoors and all that it has to oer can often start with a single shing pole. e dividends of teaching a kid to sh are many and well worth a try. Fishing Report: Bream shing in area ponds and creeks should be pretty good. Live worms or crickets are the better bait choice, but bread ball will work ne for neighborhood ponds. Pompano and whit-ing still in the surf. Early smaller croaker bite in the St. Johns. Whether you catch one, some, or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Editors Note: e CreekLine will now include a Catch of the Month photo with Capt. Davids Fishing Report each month. Please email a photo of yourself or your child with the sh caught to catchofthemonthpictures@ Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the photo, the name of the person who took the photo, the type of sh and date and location of the catch. We will select a photo each month for publication. Good luck!


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For gardeners, the ramications are that we need to pay particular attention to our yards and gardens water needs, since our usually sandy soils allow for quick drain-age, and higher temperatures cause faster evaporation. If you havent yet done so, check out your system, whether you have in-ground sprinklers, soaker hoses, drip irrigation, or a gravity-fed water barrel, to ensure that your yard is getting adequate water. If you have recently installed new beds they may not be getting the opti-mum amount of water if you are relying on a system that was set up to irrigate grass. Converting sprinkler systems in plant beds to soaker or drip systems saves water by delivering it more directly to the roots of plants. Check out for vari-ous irrigation methods and applications. Since almost 50 percent of potable water used in Florida is used in the landscape, its particularly important to determine if you are applying the right amount of water to your lawn and arent applying too much to plant beds. e Extension Master Gardener phone service (904-255-7450) has recently been getting enquiries from homeowners about a leafspot they are seeing on Japanese privet (Ligustrum japonicum). It is most likely a species of Cercospora fungus, and can be treated with suitable fungicides. is article describes the appearance of the leafspot, and suggests treatments: For any leafspot problem it helps to rake up and dispose of fallen leaves to reduce the fun-gus spores spreading. As summer progresses, increasing hu-midity is usually followed by increases in disease and insect problems, but it is important to make sure to identify what is wrong before applying a remedy. In the case of lawns, treating for fungus when the specic disease hasnt been identied is both pointless and harmful the prob-lem will only get worse. And even if the diagnosis is clear, the timing and mode of application of fungicides can be tricky to get right, and a reputable lawn and yard service may be better able to tackle it (see If you wish to deal with it yourself, but are unsure of the diagnosis, take a bagged sample of the diseased plant material, including all parts that show signs of dis-ease, not just the leaves, to the Extension service at 1010 N. McDu. If its some-thing dicult to diagnose, the University of Florida has a service to identify plant diseases ( Insects should also be correctly identi-ed, since so many are actually benecial predators of the insects which eat our plants. (More than 90 percent of the insects in our landscapes are good guys: e larvae of lady beetles (ladybugs) are one exam-ple, as they look nothing like the adults, but both life stages eat pesky aphids (see Unfortu-nately the larvae of one species of lady beetle can be mistaken for mealybugs, which could make them a target for the insecticide spray, to the real detriment of the garden. If you enjoy learning about dierent aspect of gardening, you may appreciate a BBC podcast (from the UK) called Gar-deners Question Time. It has been broad-cast weekly since 1947, from dierent towns, cities, and inspiring gardens across the British Isles. e format is simple: a panel of experts answers questions from the audience. If it sounds a little dry, I can assure you thats not the case, although British humor can be a little dierent... Closer to home, for a little lighter reading, including a whole host of timely tips, check out the May-June issue of A New Leaf:, avail-able in early May. 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