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page 24Puzzles page 19Get to Know . Kimberly Kalke page 5Take 5 What to do about mosquitoes?By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com Mosquitoes cont. on pg. 8A Florida NewsLine Publication page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! AUGUST 2018 Volume 18 Issue 8Its summer and there has been a lot of rain this year. And according to Molly Clark, Education Specialist for the Anastasia Mosquito Control District, this is the departments busiest time of year except for after hurricanes.e Anastasia Mosquito Control District is an independently funded district with elected commissioners who oversee nancial decisions. e director, Dr. Ru -De Xue, oversees a sta of approxi-mately 25 full time employees, includ-ing biologists and mosquito control technicians. Clark said the majority of the employees are the technicians, who spend their time interacting with the public, treating standing water in communities for larvae and fogging for mosquitoes in the evening and night as needed. e state of Florida oversees all the states mosquito control districts and di-rects when they are or are not permitted to spray as well as the types of chemicals used. Clark said the Anastasia Mosquito Control District has no set schedule to spray areas in the county, since the state requires justication, or certain criteria, to be present rst. e district Pages 16-18 MT E CDID 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 Photos courtesy Anastasia Mosquito Control DistrictTrucks used by Anastasia Mosquito Control District technicians for treating water for larvae and fogging at night. For the past four summers, Florida NewsLine and its family of com-munity newspapers, e CreekLine, Mandarin NewsLine and Ponte Vedra NewsLine, have sponsored a pet sup-ply drive to benet First Coast No More Homeless Pets. Area businesses sign up to be convenient drop o locations for community members and this year, 20 businesses generously ac-cepted the call. One of the businesses, which also participated last year, is e UPS Store in Murabella at World Golf Village. We were happy to participate in the Pet Supply Drive, said store owner Divyan Patel. Our community loves pets and they are a very giving community. ey always come out when we have a donation drive. is years pet supply drive netted approx-imately 400 pounds of dry dog food, 285 pounds of dry cat food, hundreds of cans of cat and dog food, nearly 200 pounds of kitty litter and countless towels, blankets, toys and treats for First Coast No More Homeless Pets. Founded in 2001 by Rick DuCharme, First Coast No More Homeless Pets began as SpayJax in response to a request by the City of Jacksonville. By 2009, they had opened one of the largest spay/neuter clinics in the country and now average 2,500 spay/neuter surgeries per month, supporting shelters in Duval, St. Johns, Clay, Nassau and 14 other Florida and south Georgia counties. eir goal is to end the killing of shelter cats and dogs in the community and across the nation. First Coast No More Homeless Pets also has a Feral Freedom program, which steril-izes feral cats and then releases them back to their territory. e Mega Pet Adoption Events are organized by First Coast No More Homeless Pets three times annually in an eort to keep Florida counties nokill. According to Tanner Ives, Social Me-dia and Communications Manager of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, the most recent event in June featured 19 dierent shelters and approximately 600 pets found their forever home. Finally, First Coast No More Homeless Pets also maintains the Jacksonville Pet Food Bank, which is where many of the donations from this pet supply drive will go. Photos by Martie ThompsonJohn McFall and Tanner Ives of First Coast No More Homeless Pets with their truck loaded up with donated supplies at the Florida NewsLine oices that were collected from area businesses.Hannah and Mabel at Forever Vets on Race Track Road with some of the supplies they collected from the community. Tanner Ives of First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Florida NewsLine bookkeeper Emily Whitehead, Florida NewsLine creative director Julie Gerona and John McFall of First Coast No More Homeless Pets after loading the donated pet sup-plies into the truck. Donated supplies filled up an oice at Florida NewsLine. Every six weeks the Pet Food Bank is open to give previously qualied, low income people food for their pets for a month, said Ives. e Jacksonville Pet Food Bank has distributed more than 1.4 million pounds of food since it was started in 2012. e Jacksonville Pet Food Bank is located at the Cassat Avenue hospital and Ives said besides food, they also distribute kitty litter, pet supplies, treats, and toys on an as-needed basis. An application for qualication may be found on the First Coast No More Homeless Pets website. e towels and blankets collected in the pet supply drive will be used at the two animal hospitals for animals post surgery. According to Ives, there is a place called the beach, where the towels and blankets are used to keep the animals warm as they come out of anesthesia. Although the Florida NewsLine Pet Sup-ply Drive is concluded for this year, read-ers many still donate food, supplies and money to First Coast No More Homeless Pets at any time. Visit www.fcnmhp.org for more information on how to donate or volunteer. Thank You! Summer tradition By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com

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Page 2 | The CreekLine August 2018 Estate Living Now From the Low $500s Oversized water view and preserve lots Extraordinary amenities with guarded gateNew home designs available... Customize our plans to create the home of your dreams! *Showcase homes only, terms and conditions apply. See sales associate for details. Promotion ends September 3, 2018. Prices and offerings subject to change. Intervest Construction of Jax, Inc. 14785-3 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL CBC #057851; CBC #125726904.513.0894 / 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 $591,545 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 $690,900 JULINGTON CREEKS BEST KEPT SECRET with Showcase Home Purchase* Mandarin Inde pe nden t & As sisted Living Memo ry Ca re12350 San Jose Blvd. | Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 584-9817 rfn nrrtnbr rnrrtrrfrr rfr This is retirement living! rfntbnt ttwww.HarborChaseMandarin.com rrnrn nffrrn rrnnnnn r rfnt Like us on

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 3 answers to puzzles on page 24 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 editor@FloridaNewsLine.com 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 SocialMedia@FloridaNewsLine.com ? ? ? ?Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to mail@FloridaNewsLine.com.Last months Mystery photo was of the pier at Alpine Groves Park. Our winner was Rachel Bradley.Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comAnswersPuzzles to our Table of Contents Special SectionAugust Come visit us today at the Pet Center! 130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 209-6190The St. Johns County Pet Center has kittens! Lots of kittens! Kittens galore! As these animals were stray there may be some traits that are unknown at this time. Come visit them all today at the Pet Center. Playful Articus is ever ready! He is two years old and found stray. Hes so much fun. Come see this sweet boy at the Pet Center. Kittens, Kittens, Kittens! Meet Articus! 12-15 Pages Ponte Vedra NewsLineis looking for an Advertising Sales Representative! You will be responsible for selling display advertising space in our print publications.Responsibilities: Grow advertising revenue with new and existing clients Create and deliver sales presentations to clients Be a farmer: discover new opportunities and provide solutions to new clients Answer customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner Organize client correspondence and paperwork Qualifications: Previous experience in sales, advertising, or other related field Strong negotiation skills Ability to build rapport with clients Eective verbal and written communication skills Ability to thrive in fast-paced environmentEMAIL RESUME TO: PUBLISHER@FLORIDANEWSLINE.COM Call today and ask about advertising in our next issue! Email Linda@FloridaNewsLine.com Call Linda 607-5062 4 Around Town 5 Take 5 6 Inquiring Minds 7 Your Vote Counts 9 St. Johns Business Monthly 10 Briefs 13 St. Johns County School District Monthly Calendar 16 Election Guide 23 Fishing 25 Community Marketplace 26 Travel

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Page 4 | The CreekLine August 2018 around town 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 31 save the date!AugS S M T W T F August 1LEGO Club for Kids 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960August 2U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse pa@mysafeboating.comAugust 2Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Westminster Woods, 25 State Road lancedmalcolm@gmail.comAugust 3Rotary Club of St. Johns meeting 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Fridays) St. Johns Golf and Country Club Clubhouse www.rotarystjohns.orgAugust 4Bingo Night at St. Josephs Doors open 6:45 p.m./Games start 7:15 p.m. Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to community; (904) 742-8777August 7World Golf Village Toastmasters 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 County Rd. 210W Worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.orgAugust 7Happy Hookers crochet group 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960August 8Stress reduction workshop 11:15 a.m. 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, 3131 Hartley Road Presented by First Coast Jacksonville Womens Connection, ailiated with Stonecroft RSVP (916) 662-2263 or mihae.brown@gmail. comAugust 9Shorebird 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.comAugust 9Palencia 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) 808-7326August 10Early Bird Special Bingo Night at St. Josephs Doors open 6 p.m. / Games start 6:30 p.m. Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to community; (904) 742-8777August 11Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960August 11St. 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 writerrod@comcast.net August 13Northwest United for Progress Club meeting Social 6:30 p.m./Meeting 7 p.m. 2777 Race Track Road nwsjcp@gmail.comAugust 14Financial Aid/FAFSA Workshop 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library Free event; (904) 827-6960August 16Adult Coloring Club 10 a.m. 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960August 18Fruit 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) 827-6960August 20All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or (904) 502-5254August 21St. Johns Federated Republican Women Hob Nob Opportunity to meet state and local Republican candidates 6:30 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, WGV sjfedrepublicanwomen@gmail.comAugust 21North 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) 829-5681August 21St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 www.stjohnscares.orgAug. 21 Sept. 25Free Quit Smoking Now Class Tuesdays, 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Flagler Hospital Wellness Center Call Florida AHEC to register (904) 482-0189August 28Primary Election www.sjcvotes.usAugust 31First Coast Newcomers Club board games and lunch 1 p.m. Coee Cafe, St. Augustine Limited to 10; RSVP (904) 829-0643 August 31Helping Hands of St. Johns County 10 a.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 Cty. Road 210W jacqphil@aol.com Sept. 5: Music by the Sea 6 p.m. St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach http://www.sabca.org/8-2/ Sept. 9: 2018 Ponte Vedra Auto Show 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Nocatee www.pvautoshow.com October 6: 14th annual Creekside Festival 10 a.m. Princess Place Preserve, Flagler County http://business.flaglerchamber.org/events/details/14th-annual-creekside-festival-15525 October 13: 21st annual St. Augustine Greek Festival and Arts & Crafts Fair 11 a.m. Francis Field, Downtown St. Augustine www.stauggreekfest.com November 4: 35th annual Caring Chefs hosted by Childrens Home Society of Florida 7:30 p.m. The Avenues Mall www.chsfl.org/events/35th-annual-caring-chefs/

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 5 take Photo by MetroCreative 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 Read to Rover at Bartram Trail Branch LibraryOn Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. 12 p.m., Bartram Trail Branch Library will host Read to Rover. Beginning readers are invited to come to the library and practice reading to certied therapy dogs. No registration is re-quired; readers may drop in at any time. Pets are very nonjudgmental, and their calming presence distills stressful situations, said educational therapist Rebecca Barker Bridges. For children who feel insecure about their capacity to do things like reading, therapy pets bolster their self-condence, which reduces their anxiety.Crime fighter to address local writersOn Saturday, Aug. 18, the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Associa-tion and Friends of the Main Library will welcome Je Walton, author of Final Departure: Death is Never on Time. Walton, a US Navy Vietnam veteran and retired NCIS Special Agent, will share his insights from more than three decades of ghting crime, including catching spies and terrorists around the world. e program takes place at the Main Library, located at 1960 N. Ponce de Leon (US 1) in St. Augustine. Library doors open at 10 a.m. and the program is free and open to the general public.Summer education conference for volunteers scheduledRSVP of St. Johns County and the St. Johns County School District will host a summer education conference for volunteers ursday, Aug. 2, from 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Experts in the areas of mentoring, tutoring, and school readiness will be sharing strate-gies with volunteers who are currently serving and those who are interested in volunteering. e conference will take place at e Webster School, 420 North Orange Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084. For more information and to register, contact Cheryl Freeman at Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12..us or (904) 547-3952.Creeks Softball announces registrationCreeks Softball, part of Creeks Athletic Association, will hold registration for the fall season Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.; and ursday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Registration on all days will be held at Aberdeen Softball Fields, 1401 Shetland Drive, in the room upstairs above the concession stand. Evaluations will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 and practic-es will start the rst week of Sep-tember. Opening Day is sched-uled for Satur-day, Sept. 29. Visit www.facebook.com/ creekssoftball or contact Chris Januchowski at (407) 443-3030 or Chris@roundtablerealty.com for more information.The Owl and the Pussycat to be staged as benefit showFirst Coast Opera announces a Sum-mer Benet Show, e Owl and the Pussycat, on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. All perfor-mances will be at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe, 36 Granada St. in downtown St. Augustine. is will be a staged read-ing featuring Broadway stage and screen actress Annie Gaybis and First Coast Operas Artistic Director Curtis Tucker. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benet the First Coast Opera. Visit www.rst-coastopera.com or call (904) 417-5555 for more information.

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Page 6 | The CreekLine August 2018 with Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1 Q A Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com ??Are you puzzled about something going on in NW St. Johns County or won-dering about whatever happened on a topic from a previous issue? Email your question to us at editor@oridanewsline.com 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. 904-287-3383 www.bellalavitasalon.comrfnrtbbnrbnrbrnrfnr rrtbrbb r ffn tbb r frfn rfnt Bella La Vita Salon ( Salon Suites) b bOer Valid with select designers onlyt Excellent Customer Service Everyday Repairs CASH FOR GOLDrfnntbf appraisalFREE ear piercingFREErfrf ffffrntfrbbb rfrf ffffrntfrbbb watch battery$5ring sizing$20rfrf ffffrntfrbbb rfrf ffffrntfrbbbRINGS | EARRINGS | NECKLACES | WATCHES 904-429-9968 Letters to the EditorDear Editor, Open primaries are coming to Florida in 2020, but only with the communitys help. A non-partisan 501c3 organization called Florida Fair and Open Primaries (FFOP) has begun collecting petitions to get this on the ballot in 2020. ey tried to get the Constitutional Revision Commission to put it on the ballot this year, but since that is made up of parti-sans, it got voted down. More than 760,000 petitions need to be collected before February 2020, but will probably need to be more like one million due to partisan court challenges. Beyond tired of negative and divisive politics? Here is your chance to do something quick and easy to help x the system! All you have to do is go to www.ori-dafairandopenprimaries.org/petitions. html, print out both petitions, ll them out, sign them, and mail them o. And spread the word with all of your friends, families, neighbors, co-workers. Share on social media, email, and text. Even if they arent in Florida, they might know other people that live in Florida that can do the petitions. e rst petition is for a top two open primary like other states have. e sec-ond petition would not allow taxpayer funds or public facilities to be used for primaries if all taxpayers are not allowed to vote in the primaries. is is a 100 percent volunteer grass-roots eort so donations to FFOP and help collecting petitions in person are also most appreciated if you would like to volunteer. Perry Waag Dear Editor, On Aug. 4, Floridians will march to demand a statewide fracking ban. What is fracking, you ask? Simply put, frack-ing is the forceful injection of chemi-cals into underground rock to release trapped oil and gas. It is essentially an extreme form of drilling with serious repercussions for our environment, economy, and public health. e many risks associated with fracking have never been more clear. Groundwa-ter contamination, oil spills, methane emissions, and toxic chemicals threaten public health and the wellbeing of future generations. Fracking also wastes absurd amounts of freshwater, releases dangerous air pollutants, and increases our reliance on fossil fuels, all while weakening our states vital tourism industry. Not surprisingly, a ban has received strong bipartisan support across the state. More than 30 counties have passed ordinances to stop the practice, Letters to the Editor cont. on pg. 8 Q: Whats the latest on the School Districts eorts to comply with the School Safety Act?A: We have settled into a plan for next school year where we will begin the school year with the same number of sheris deputies as we had last year (11 and four oaters). e remaining 28 schools will be staed with armed secu-rity guards that we have contracted with U.S. Security to provide. ey are the only company that we know of that has done a school solution before; they pro-vided school security services to Myrtle Beach, S.C. In the meantime, Sheri Shoar is working on hiring an additional 14 deputies that we hope will be in place by January, 2019. At their Aug. 7 meeting, the Board of County Commis-sioners will vote on our request to fund capital items such as cars and equipment for these deputies. We are hopeful that the commissioners will be amenable to our request.Q: So will these deputies replace the U.S. Security guards?A: We have a contract with U.S. Security for a year, so as the deputies come on board, the armed security guards will either work in conjunction with them at the same school or be relocated to larger schools. Q: What other items are being scheduled regarding school safety?A: e new law also requires us to hold two active shooting drills, one per se-mester, at each school each year. We will be keeping parents informed as to the progress of these drills.Q: What about the mental health aspect of the new law?A: e law requires that we train all school personnel to help identify stu-dents with mental health issues and so all personnel will attend an eight-hour mental health training. All schools will also have a reat Assessment Team, comprised of members of law enforce-ment, administration, guidance coun-selors and social workers, that any students identied as potentially having issues will be referred to for assistance. We have had to change our Student Code of Conduct to include referral for mental health counseling in the event that a student makes a bomb threat, for instance.Q: Have schools undergone any physical security upgrades?A: is summer, many schools have been hardened. All schools have a single point of entry and everyone who enters must produce identication. Every school will have a buzzer for admittance as well as an emergency button at the front oce that can immediately notify law enforcement. All exterior and in-terior doors will be locked once school starts. We are trying to do everything possible to protect our students.Q: We are only weeks away now from the first day of school. What is the latest on the new school year?A: On Aug. 10 we expect to welcome 40,000 students in St. Johns County. ere is a lot of activity right now to have all the schools ready. In the last month, I have had lunch individually with all 11 principals in District 1 and they report that everything is moving along and there are no major glitches at any of their schools. We did have one last minute administrative change; Jud Strickland, former principal of Picolata Crossing Elementary has moved on to take and administrative job in Duval County. We were able to replace him with Dr. Ken Goodwin, former assistant principal at Cunningham Creek El-ementary School. He has prior principal experience and we expect a smooth transition.Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at beverly. slough@stjohns.k12..us or call me at (904) 547-7510.

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 7 FYI Contact NumbersSt. Johns County Local Government (www.sjcfl.us) Sheris Oice: (904) 824-8304 Sheri David B. Shoar, dshoar@sjso.org Julington Creek Field Oice: (904) 209-2150 Property Appraiser: (904) 827-5500 Eddie Creamer, sjcpa@sjcpa.us Supervisor of Elections: (904) 823-2238 Vicky Oakes, voakes@votesjc.com Tax Collector: (904) 209-2250 Dennis Hollingworth, taxcollector@sjctax.us Clerk of Court: (904) 819-3600 Hunter S. Conrad St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: (904) 209-0301 Jimmy Johns, bcc1jjohns@sjcfl.us District 2: (904) 209-0302 Jeb Smith, bcc2jsmith@sjcfl.us District 3: (904) 209-0303 Paul Waldron, bccd3pwaldron@sjcfl.us District 4: (904) 209-0304 Jay Morris, bccd4@sjcfl.us District 5: (904) 209-0305 Henry Dean, bccd5hdean@sjcfl.us St. Johns County School Board (www.stjohns.k12.fl.us) District 1: (904) 547-7510 Beverly Slough, beverly.slough@stjohns.k12.fl.us District 2: (904) 547-7510 Tommy Allen, tommy.allen@stjohns.k12.fl.us 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 @ Accepting New Patients Most Insurances Accepted We Specialize in: Normal and High Risk Pregnancy Well Woman and Routine Gynecological Care Hysterectomy and Prolapse surgery Laparoscopic Surgery LEEP/Laser Surgery Urinary Incontinence Surgery Menopause Endometriosis Infertility TreatmentFLORIDA WOMAN CARE (JACKSONVILLE OB/GYN) New Location Near Baptist South Hospital!NEW LOCATION! 904-288-6910 13241 Bartram Park Blvd. Suite 1309 Jacksonville, Florida 32258G. 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Tangible personal property, basically business assets, showed a 7 percent increase. is is generally a good sign that business is picking up.Q: How many parcels did your oice value?A: We valued 133,484 residential parcels and 8,444 commercial parcels and we processed 3,221 tangible personal property returns. e increases above are inclusive of exemptions and caps. We administered 84,088 exemptions in our oce, of which 66,712 were homestead exemptions. So, approximately half of the residential properties in the county are homesteaded. Of note, we added 4,000 newly constructed homes to the tax roll.Q: Can you explain the new hurricane tax abatement bill?A: is is a new law passed in the last state legislative session. If your property is homesteaded and you were displaced for 30 days or more as a result of Hur-ricanes Hermine, Matthew or Irma, you can qualify for a pro rata rebate for your taxes for the year. e application for this appears on our website, www.sjcpa. us and after a homeowner lls it out, we handle it from there.Q: Whats coming up this month?A: August 17 is the date that TRIM notices will be mailed out. Property owners will have 25 days after this to resolve any disagreement regarding their property taxes or solve any errors on our part or le a petition with the Value Adjustment Board. I encourage home-owners to visit our website and check at their propertys valuation now. I like to say, Beat the rush from TRIM.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 Eddie@sjcpa.us or call me at (904) 827-5500.Your Vote CountsElections ahead By St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Vicky OakesIts almost here! August 28 is our Primary Election; open to all registered voters in St. Johns County. Many important races appear on your primary ballot such as U.S. Senate, Governor, Attorney General, Commis-sioner of Agriculture, County Com-mission District 4 (Republican ballots only), School Board District 4 (if you live in precincts 401 409) and a Cir-cuit Court Judge. Unsure of your districts or who will be on your ballot? Visit www.votesjc.com and use My Voter Status to check your voter record. Once you put in your information and bring up your record, you can choose the list of oce holders. All your districts and repre-sentatives will be listed. You are also be able to view your sample ballot as they are currently available. All voters will receive a sample ballot prior to the elec-tion, which will be based on your party and precinct. Florida is a closed primary state, so in the Primary Election on Aug. 28, the law requires you to vote only the party in which you are registered. You may also vote in any of the non-partisan contests available. July 30 is the last day to register to vote or make party changes for the Primary Election. Dont forget, online voter registration is available, so if you need to make any last minute changes to your voter record, just give it a try. For more information, visit www. votesjc.com or call the Elections Oce at (904) 823-2238. Visit our website regularly (www.votesjc.com) to see Whats New. Your vote is your voice! Register and vote in every election! 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Page 8 | The CreekLine August 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 MemorialAdvancedSurgery.com 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 relies on service requests from community members, the observation of technicians, and data accumulated by 33 traps set weekly all around the county to detect the presence of mosquitoes before spraying an area. One thing to keep in mind is that as long as you see the green and white ashing lights on one of our trucks going through your neighborhood, chemicals are being dispensed, Clark said. You just wont see the big plume behind the truck because of improvements in the chemicals we use and how they are dispersed. But the Anastasia Mosquito Control District does more than just fog and spray for existing larvae and mosquitoes. e district sometimes receives grants to fund research projects and student interns. is year, Clark said a grant is funding research for the Autocidal Gravid Ovipo-sition trap (AGO) project, which is a test trap designed by the Puerto Rican branch of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ese traps are pesticide and pheromone-free and are also low mainte-nance. Another research project involves a sterile insect technique used on male mosquitoes. ese males are sterile and released. Once released they nd and mate with wild females causing all eggs laid by those females to be infertile. Clark, who has been the Education Specialist for the Anastasia Mosquito Control District for nearly 18 months, knows more about mosquitoes than most. She has a degree in wildlife biology from Purdue University, after which she par-ticipated in a surveillance project for West Nile virus. She worked at the Florida Department of Agriculture before coming to the district. She enjoys education and outreach and is available for information-al meetings with homeowners associations and school groups. Her top tip is Drain and Cover. She said homeowners should keep a watch-ful eye for any standing water in their yard, to include even inside some types of plants. She recommends that the water be dumped at least once per week to cut down on mosquito breeding. Also, people who are outdoors should apply an EPA-approved insect repellent, avoid being outside around dawn and dusk, and wear loose tting, light colored clothing. Mosquitoes can bite through tighttting clothing, Clark said. Visit www.amcdsjc.org for more informa-tion or to schedule an educational com-munity meeting for your group.Photos courtesy Anastasia Mosquito Control DistrictEducation Specialist Molly Clark releasing SIT (Sterile Insect Technique) mosquitoes. Download the new Anastasia Mosquito Control District app(Free and available for Apple and Android devices) Check fogging status Request service Check your service request history Receive Push notification alertsMosquitoes cont. from pg. 1and all major gubernatorial candidates, both Republican and Democrat, have voiced their opposition to fracking. So, why has the state legislature failed time and time again to pass legislation against it? On Aug. 4, the St. Augustine March Against Fracking will begin at 11 a.m. on the east side of the Bridge of Lion. Environmental activists, concerned citi-zens, and community leaders will unite to send a strong message to Tallahassee. We are calling on the state legislature to nally pass a statewide fracking ban in the upcoming session. If you are concerned about fracking in our state, I urge you to march with us. Join us as we stand up to the fossil fuel industry and ght for Floridas future. Its time to put people over polluters. Its time to ban fracking. Nick Famularo Dear Editor, Everyone in the Northwest knows were the best school district in the state, but many dont know about our schools hidden gem: its charitable arm Invest-ing In Kids (INK). For almost 25 years, INK has been helping the less fortunate kids and teachers in the district. Tradi-tionally this was more in the southern portions of the county, but no more. INK has far more demand through-out the county for its programs than it has the nancial resources to meet. It doesnt get any money from the school district and is entirely reliant on donations and grants. INK has two main programs that help students: Five Learning Years (FLY) and Take Stock In Children (TSIC). FLY tutors young-sters struggling in kindergarten so they dont get left behind, and TSIC provides mentoring for academically promising yet struggling middle schoolers through to graduation. If they graduate they get a Florida Prepaid scholarship from INK. Teachers can get free school supplies from INK, and INK will also fund small classroom projects for teachers if they apply. In short, INK is trying to do a world of good on the margins of our county. We are very proud of the fact that 89 percent of all donations go directly to helping the kids and teachers, and anything readers can do, from making a small monthly recurring donation via the website (www.ink-stjohns.org) to sharing with friends and family about INK, it would be deeply appreciated. David Hartzel Director of Development, INK (Invest-ing in Kids) Letters to the Editor cont. from pg. 6 Letters to the Editor

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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 Since 1850, more than 5,000 people have died going over Niagara Falls. Some of those were accidents, some were suicides, and some were stunts gone awry. And, of course, some were murders. e most famous person to die going over the Falls was baseball legend Ed Delahanty. Big Ed was one of baseballs rst superstars. He and his brothers played for the Philadelphia Phillies at the turn of the last century. In 1903, Delahanty was travelling by train from Detroit to New York. He got thrown o the train by a conduc-tor for being drunk and disorderly and threatening other passengers with a knife. He tried to walk across the Inter-national Railway Bridge and either fell, jumped, or was pushed o. ey found his mangled body several days later next to the Maid of the Mist. Some people still think he was murdered. e rst person to survive a trip over the falls was Annie Edson Taylor. e 63-year-old school teacher went over the falls in a barrel she built out of oak and iron and lined with a mattress. e plunge down the rushing curtain of wa-ter was her retirement plan. She knew she could not teach forever and had not saved any money. She gured that if she survived she would earn plenty telling her tale and if she did not, she would not need any money. Others would fol-low her, often with less success. A young man named Kirk Jones was the rst to survive the trip unassisted. In 2003, he swam over the falls. It is unclear whether the eort was a stunt or a suicide attempt. He and his friends were drunk, and they could not work the video recorder. Either way, he survived. Jones was ned $2300 and banned from entering Canada for life. Fourteen years later, Jones was back. He tried to go over the falls in a large rubber ball. is time he died. Going over Niagara Falls in a barrel is a bad retirement plan. For one thing, it is dangerous. Even more dangerous than investing in the stock market. And for what its worth, it did not work for Annie. It turned out that there werent a lot of people anxious to pay to hear her story. To make matters worse, her manager stole her barrel and took it on tour himself. e barrel was more interesting than its passenger. She spent most of her speaking money on private investigators trying to hunt the rogue down. Learn from Annie Edson Taylor. Your retirement is too important to leave unplanned until the age of 63. Your retirement is likely to last much longer than you think and cost more also. If you have not done so already, you need to start saving today. And you need to earn a high rate of return. To get where you are going, you need to invest in the stock market. It is the only vehicle that is likely to get you there. Invest early and often or start working on your barrel. Scott A. Grant is President of Standfast Asset Management in Ponte Vedra Beach. He welcomes your comments or questions at scottg@standfastic.com. Nearly 100 people gathered for the groundbreaking of the Flagler Health Village at Murabella on June 14. e health village, which will include 20,000 square feet dedicated to urgent care, advanced imaging, labo-ratory services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, pri-mary care and specialty care is anticipated to open in Sum-mer of 2019. Additionally, plans for the site include a 25,000 square foot healthy lifestyle center with tness, prevention and education program of-ferings for all ages. As we broaden our reach into new markets, we do so with great enthu-siasm. It is important for us to heal people when they are sick and also to Flagler Health Village at Murabella breaks groundBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comsupport a healthier, more vibrant com-munity, said Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barret. Participating in the groundbreaking were Rich-ard Lovelace, Senior Vice President, Stellar; Carlton DeVooght, Chief Adminis-trative Ocer, Flagler Hospi-tal; Matt Baker, Flagler Hospi-tal Chairman of the Board; Jason Barrett, Flagler Hos-pital Presi-dent and CEO; Ray Matuza, Flagler Healthcare Foundation Chair; Heather Allen, Executive Director of the Flagler Healthcare Foundation, Mike San-tarone, President, Stellar; and Greg Voss, Vice President of Operations, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.Photo courtesy Flagler HospitalDignitaries break ground on the new Flagler Health Village at Murabella.

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Page 10 | The CreekLine August 2018 Briefs DISCOVER THE NA T URAL C HOICE I N SE N IOR LIVI N GFall in love with a stunning natural setting, nestled on the waterfront of beautiful Julington C reek. E njoy a variety of spacious choices in residences, from beautiful villa homes to waterfront and garden apartments. A nd let us make life easier with services and amenities to enhance your lifestyle, from maintenance-free living to dining, housekeeping and 24-hour security plus the assurance of a full complement of supportive services. WES T MIN S T ER WOO D S O N JULIN G T O N C REEKLearn all there is to smile about Call (877) 280-3594 today 25 S tate R oad 13, Jacksonville, FL www.WestminsterWoodsFL.org A ctive L iving | A ssisted L iving | S killed Nursing | R ehabilitation State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas, Dallas, TX State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL State Farm Florida Insurance Company, Winter Haven, FL; State Farm Lloyds, Richardson, TX 1601976Some things in life just go together. Like home and auto insurance from State Farm. And you with a good neighbor to help life go right. Save time and money. CALL ME TODAY.Home & Auto go together. Like you & a good neighbor. Don Haneline, Agent 196 Everest Lane Suite 3 Saint Johns, FL 32259 Bus: 904-615-1415 iInsureWithDon.com Mon Fri: 9 AM 5 PM Located in the Promenade at Bartram Springs, Race Track Rd. & Bartram Springs Pkwy. Switzerland Animal Hospital rfrrrn tfbtrr fnrtbb rrb r f Companion Animal and Laser Surgery Center www.switzerlandanimalhospital.com rfr(904) 287 2527 New Bookmobile has hit the roade St. Johns County Public Library System announces that its new book-mobile is now operating all around St. Johns County. Working closely with Chip Osborne of Nations Bus, the Library System and St. Johns County Finance Department were able to identify the right model that t both the countys budget and the needs of the Librarys Extension Services program. is custom designed and built bus was manufactured by TurtleTop in Indiana. e new vehicle was built upon a steel frame that wraps the entire bookmobile in a metal cage. is framework pro-vides lightweight stability along with a maximum amount of protection for both passengers and contents. is is the second bookmobile the Library System has been able to pur-chase through Nations Bus. Both can be seen around St. Johns County sporting colorful graphics. e bookmobile serves a multitude of locations, including eldercare facilities and preschools, while also providing library access throughout parts of St. Johns County that are far away from a branch library. Visit sjcpls.org or call (904) 827-6944 to nd out more about the bookmobile stops and schedule.Library oers college test preparation coursese Bartram Trail Public Library will oer ACT and SAT Prep Courses be-ginning on Aug. 21 and concluding on Oct. 2, timely for students planning to take the SAT test on Oct. 6 or the ACT test on Oct. 27. Each course will meet six times; four classes are instructional, the fth class is a practice test, and the nal class is a review of the completed tests. e SAT Prep Course will be held from 5 p.m. 6:15 p.m. and the ACT Prep Course will follow, from 6:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. e cost of the course is $45, which includes administration of the practice test and the review of the completed tests. Enrollment packets are available at the Bartram Trail Public Library Front Desk. e Bartram Trail Branch Library will also oer a Calculator Skills Class on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6 p.m. 7 p.m. is class teaches students how to get the most from their TI 83+ and TI 84+ graphing calculators and become more familiar with the calculators and their functions. is will make it much easier to get tests completed quickly and accurately so important both in the classroom and during the ACT and SAT tests. e fee for this class is $5 and is due Aug. 10. Email folbtl@gmail.com with questions about the prep courses or the calcula-tor class being held at the Bartram Trail Public Library.District board votes to reduce tax rate for sixth consecutive year In July, the St. Johns River Water Man-agement Districts Governing Board approved a tentative budget that reduces the millage rate for taxpayers for a sixth consecutive year while continuing to provide signicant funds for programs and projects to ensure sustainable water resources, increase water conservation and protect water quality in springs and other priority water bodies. e millage rate adopted by the board is approximately 6 percent less than the current years tax rate. Under a 0.2562 millage rate 25.62 cents for every $1,000 of assessed prop-erty value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead ex-emption would pay $38.43 in the com-ing year in property taxes to the district. Public hearings will be held at 5:05 p.m. Sept. 11 and 25 and the nal budget adoption will occur at the Sept. 25 Governing Board meeting. Visit www.sjrwmd.com for more information.Photo courtesy St. Johns County Public Library System The new Bookmobile can now be spotted all over St. Johns County.

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 11 141 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 Isnt it time for a better way of life? We deliver whole healthNutrition -Weight Loss Energy Sports Performance SuperfruitsLooking for a business opportunity Call Barb Rodriguez 904-655-2979 www.livepure.com The Sheri ReportsBy St. Johns County Sheri David B. ShoarBack to School SafetyI would like to remind all of our citizens as well as visitors that schools will be back in session this month, which means that our children will be going to and from school daily. District-wide, students return to the classroom on Aug. 10. I would ask all of you to take extra time and be extremely careful in school zones as well as at bus stops. In heavy trac areas, motorists should plan on longer commutes and follow the speed limit in School Zones. Deputies will be at school zones throughout the county to monitor those zones and to address any violations accordingly. Drivers need to be advised that speeding nes are doubled if they occur in a school zone. Deputies will also be in unmarked vehicles seeking any motorists who pass stopped school buses while loading or unloading students. Remember all traf-c in both directions must come to a complete stop for school buses that are stopped, displaying the stop signal. Motorists traveling in the opposite direction are exempt from stopping if the roadway is separated by a median of at least ve feet wide. ese infractions will be strictly enforced. Motorists are also reminded to take extra precaution at school bus stops where eager youngsters, many riding the bus for the rst time, may dart into the street as the bus arrives. Here are some safety rules to pass along to children that ride a school bus. Arrive at your bus stop at least ve minutes early and stand at least 10 feet away from the roadway. Be sure to wait until the bus stops, the door opens and the bus driver says its all right to enter before stepping onto the bus. Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus. Walk in front of the bus, never behind the bus. Remem-ber if you cant see the bus driver, he or she cannot see you. After getting o the school bus, stop at the edge of the bus and look both ways before crossing. If you drop something beside the bus, make sure to you tell the driver before attempting to pick it up. Students who walk to school should do so on a sidewalk if it is available. If there is no sidewalk, students should walk against the ow of trac and be sure to cross at marked crosswalks. ose who ride a bicycle should re-member to ride with the ow of trac and follow all trac signs and signals. Remember students are required to wear a bicycle helmet. Visit www.sjso.org for much more information on this and other safety topics. Feel free to email me at dshoar@ sjso.org with any questions you may have as well as any topics you would like to see addressed here. You can also download our App by searching for the St. Johns County Sheris Oce in your App store. Keeley Cleland, daughter of Sean and Lee-Ann Cleland and a ninth grader at Bartram Trail High School, has been named as a 2018 Maverik National Lacrosse All-Star. She represented the State of Florida and competed in the National Lacrosse Academy Classic held July 16 19, 2018 in Frederica, Del., at the DE Turf Sportsplex. e Maverik National Lacrosse Academy brings the top youth lacrosse players in the United States and Canada to one venue, where regional teams, coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches, compete to become the 2018 National Champion. Keeley Cleland selected to play in 2018 National Lacrosse Academy Photo courtesy Sean Cleland RICHARD M. OGLESBY, D.V.M. CONSTANZE GORICKI, DR. MED.VET TARA HOGAN, D.V.M KAREN BROWN, D.V.M .1004 STATE ROAD 13 ( 0.2 MI SOUTH JCP ENTRANCE )DOGS BEG FOR IT! FLEAS AND TICKS HATE IT! VETERINARIANS RECOMMEND IT!(904) 287-5570 PROTECT YOUR PET USE NEXGARD e Julington Creek Baseball 11U Divi-sion Cobras followed a nearly identical path as 2017 to successfully defend their District 2 Championship in June 2018. e Cobras won their rst game before dropping the second which forced them to navigate the losers bracket all the through the championship game. Head Coach Todd Hall said, I felt the path was a lot more stressful this year. We didnt have much for expectations last year, so everyone just enjoyed the ride. Expectations were much higher this year, so when we lost that second Julington Creek Cobras repeat as Florida District 2 ChampionsBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comgame, it was time to get serious. e boys responded with great poise and purpose. It was a lot of fun to watch them step up and play to their potential. In the end, the Cobras won four of ve games on the week, the nal three being elimination games. e next step for the team is to play in the Florida State North Champion-ship Tournament in Live Oak, Fla. e Cobras are comprised of Jonathan Stoner, Jackson Carper, Kieran Burke, Cole Anderson, Sean Johnston, Riley Hofrichter, Michael Schoeborn, Corey Boulware, Easton Alberts, Ryan Grego-ry, Michael Gregory, and Cooper Hall. e Cobras are coached by Tim Burke, Paul Hofrichter, Doug Grimaldi and the manager is Todd Hall.Photo courtesy Dave AlbertsThe Julington Creek Baseball 11U Division Cobras won the District 2 Championship for the second year in a row.

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 13 Affordable Monthly Payments559 W. Twincourt Trail, Suite 602, St. Augustine, FL 32095 rfntrb rr tnnrn rb 100 Julington Plaza Driverrfrntbn POWERED BY FUELED BY trrfrntbbffr fff nrnnn nnntbffr ftfntbntbrrbf rftrnffrf fbfbbrfThe Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems, Inc. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems, Inc. program is AdvancED accredited. License #C07SJ0053 Goddard Systems, Inc. 2017 2018 2019 St. Johns County School Calendar 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 26 27 28 29 30 31 Quarter 1 45 Quarter 2 45 1 2 3 4 1 1 7 8 9 10 11 4 5 6 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 11 12 13 14 15 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 18 19 20 21 22 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 31 25 26 27 28 25 26 27 28 29 Quarter 3 46 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 6 7 8 9 10 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 20 21 22 23 24 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 27 28 29 30 31 Quarter 4 44 Teacher Optional Planning Teacher Planning (non-student day) Teacher Inservice (non-student day) Classes Resume Student/Teacher Holiday End of Quarter Underline = testing dates ST. JOHNS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT MASTER CALENDAR July 2018 August 2018 December 2018 November 2018 Board Approved November 8, 2016 2018-2019 School Year September 2018 Easter April 21 Survey 3 Feb. 4-8, 2019 FTE Dates February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 Survey 2Oct. 8-12, 2018 May 2019 October 2018 Read nutritional information. When selecting foods for school lunches, par-ents should read the nutritional informa-tion to make sure they know exactly what they are feed-ing their children. Select foods that are low in saturated fats and cholesterol and high in ber and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes. Go with water. Rethinking beverage choices can help control kids caloric intake. Many people dont realize just how many calo-ries beverages add to their daily intake. Even a six-ounce, 100-percent apple juice can include as many as 96 calories. Sodas and other soft drinks pack a hefty caloric punch. Water, seltzer and un-sweetened iced tea are healthy beverage options. If milk is the go-to beverage, choose a reduced-fat version. Introduce new foods. Children can be notoriously picky eaters, but with patience and per-severance, parents can introduce new, healthy foods at lunchtime. Yogurt, hummus and salsa are healthy and can add avor to vegetables and fruit. When mak-ing sandwiches, exchange rened breads for wholegrain varieties. Choose lean pro-tein sources, and go heavy on vegetables and fruits for natural ber, which will create feelings of satiety. Read the school menu. Let children indulge in ordering from the school menu when healthy options are fea-tured. Urge them to try something unexpected, rather than sticking to chicken nuggets or pizza days.Healthy weight cont. from pg. 12Photo courtesy MetroCreativeTeaching children healthy eating habits starts at home and can extend to what students are given to eat while at school. rst Day of St. Johns County ScholsAugust 10th rfntrfb rfn tfbf rtftn ftn trrf ntb tt trrf rtrf r ST. JOHNS Race Track Rd. next to Memorial Emergency Center 111 Doctors Village Dr. Ste. 400 St. Johns, FL 32259ST. AUGUSTINE22 St. Johns Medical Park Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32086rfnrtbrrfffnrtb rrf ntbr Creating Beautiful Smiles for Over 25 Years! 4 2 3 10 9 8 7 6 t tn rf19 27 28 24 3 12 15 12 22 21 23 21 24 25 26 27 28 31 4 3 2 1 7 21 15 18 25 14 18 15 19 20 21 22

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Page 16 | The CreekLine August 2018 MT E CDIDCounty Commission District 4 (elected at large)Erika Alba (Rep.)I have been a conservative Republican since I registered to vote in 1984. A resident of Palm Valley for over 13 years, my husband and I have two children: a daughter (PVHS graduate) and a son whos a fth grader at Ocean Palms. An attorney for over 25 years, I began my career as a Deputy DA prosecuting child sexual predator cases. Currently, I am a corporate attorney with a national law rm. I value public service, having served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Meet your local candidatesBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comIn advance of the Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, e CreekLine invited each of the candidates that will appear on northern St. Johns County voters ballots for County Commission District 4 and School Board District 4 to submit a statement for this election section. e CreekLine oered this opportunity to all candidates for these Primary Election races as a community service; no purchase of advertising was required. e content of the statements was left up to each candidate; the only stipulation was that the statement could not exceed 200 words. No editing of the statements took place. Each statement is printed in its entirety, as submitted by the candidate.Northeast Florida, Florida TaxWatch, and the Ponte Vedra Athletic Association. I am running for Commissioner because the status quo is not working. St. Johns is rapidly growing and our infrastructure is not keeping up. We cannot jeopardize our wonderful quality of life due to misman-aged trac, crowded schools and lack of greenspace. When elected, I will call for a top-down forensic audit: the countys true scal health must be transparent and our tax dollars must be spent wisely! Also, we must create more high-wage jobs through strategic economic development and prioritize our infrastructure with par-ticular attention to trac congestion and our maintenance-starved parks/recreation-al facilities. I humbly ask for your vote. Jeremiah Blocker (Rep.)Hi, my name is Jeremiah Blocker and I am running to be your St. Johns County Commissioner for District 4. I live in Nocatee with my wife, Lauren, and our two beautiful children. We worship at St. John Paul II Catholic Church. I want to continue to make St. Johns County the best place in Florida to live, work, and raise a family. I am running because I am uniquely qualied to serve. I am a U.S. Army combat veteran who served our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, I currently serve as a JAG ocer in the U.S. Air Force and am a former prosecutor in our community. As a small business owner and a conser-vative Republican, I believe that scally conservative principles are the best way to serve. is includes limiting the size and scope of government, reducing taxes, creating a business friendly environment to retain and attract new businesses and promote job growth, and providing the best public safety to protect our citizens. I look forward to meeting you in the community and hope to earn your vote. I encourage you to contact me anytime at Jeremiah@JeremiahBlocker.com. Nicholas Michael Dudynskay (Rep.)First-time political candidate. Engineer, entrepreneur, marketer and consultant. Vision: Make St. Johns County the best place to live and work in America. Mis-sion: Plan, Progress, and Promote: e future belongs to those who plan for it. Action: Attract clean, high-technology rms to diversify the economic base and grow tax revenue. St. Johns County is an ideal location. Concurrently eliminate wasteful spending. More tax revenue = More county services (wants and needs). Unbalanced (irresponsible) growth the is leading the county towards scal insol-vency. Tax base is over-represented by residential property taxes (90 percent). Residents typically consume more public services than tax dollars paid. Larger busi-nesses are grossly underrepresented (10 percent). Functional St. Johns County tax base should be roughly 65 percent resi-dential and 35 percent business. Each new home constructed increases the nancial risk, if not counterbalanced by economic growth. Today, St. Johns Countys top ten companies employ less than 5 percent of the population. e top three: 1) Public Schools, 2) Flagler Hospital, 3) County itself. Married, spouse Christine holds degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is a Daughter of the American Revolu-tion. Son, Max attends Palmer Catholic Academy and baseball fanatic. Believe in faith, not fate.Meet your local candidates cont. on pg. 18 rfntbtnff n As your Commissioner, my priorities will be to:rfntbbt bttbtbbtb tbttbbttt bt ftbt tbtttbt tt tbbbrbtb tbbbtbbt rbbtttb bttbrbt tbtbtt r btttbt btt tttttt ttbbttb tbbbb tbttbt bbbbt tbtbbbbt tbb bbttbbt bb

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 17 rfnr OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN ST JOHNS COUNTY4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 823-2238 www.votesjc.com Call 823-2238 for your vote by mail ballot today! You can also use the online request form on our website www.votesjc.com. Make sure your vote counts! Has your signature changed? If your signature on your voter record and ON OUR WEBSITE www.votesjc.comFLORIDA IS A CLOSED PRIMARY STATE Are you ELECTION Ready? Vote: Its Your Choice!DATES & TIMES~August 18th 25th (including Sunday) Hours: 9 AM 6 PM Daily At All Locations EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Supervisor of Elections St. Augustine Beach City Hall Southeast Branch Library Ponte Vedra Branch Library Julington Creek Annex St. Johns Co. Service Ctr. W.E. Harris Community Center Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Polls are open 7 AM 7 PM When voting on Election Day you MUST vote at the precinct of your legal residence. ELECTION DAY KNOW WHERE TO VOTE BEFORE YOU GO www.votesjc.com or call the .r ffnftbbb f Register to vote Check your voter status Change your address before you vote Voter information cards are not a valid form ballot. ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID WHEN VOTING IN PERSON

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Page 18 | The CreekLine August 2018 MT E CDID Military Veteran Family Man Trusted Businessmanwww.JeremiahBlocker.com Championing Economic Growth Keeping Taxes Low Protecting Our Citizens Paid by Jeremiah Blocker, Republican, for St. Johns County Commission District 4. Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense. THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER JEREMIAH IS DEDICATED TO: John C. (Jack) Gorman (NPA)When I arrived by boat to St. Augustine in 1972, the City and environs were almost a magical place. Very unique in atmosphere and architecture. Now the area is expanding more rapidly than anywhere else in the entire country. Care-ful planning is critical now there are some areas that are already falling into the cement jungle, urban sprawl that pervades much of south Florida. Lets not let this happen! My political experience includes eight years on the Board of Directors at the St. Augustine St Johns County Airport, now renamed the North Florida Regional Airport, (name change engineered to at-tract more commercial air trac). During my tenure on the Airport Board, we took the airport o the St. Johns County tax rolls completely. Also the airport won a national award for environmental design (I must brag a bit about spearheading this idea, then the Airport Board ran with it). Commercial airline trac also began during those eight years. We were proud of our accomplishments. I hope by being elected as St. Johns County Commission-er, District 4, to work to try to maintain the areas special atmosphere. We must try to work on a non-partisan basis for a positive future.Daniel Heiser (WRI)Did not submit a statement.Dick Williams (Rep.)School safety is an issue that is important to all of us. I am honored to have received the endorsement of our Sheri David Shoar and look forward to working with him and our law enforcement profes-sionals to continue to identify solutions to ensure we are all safe including our children. Like most families relocating with school age children, my wife, Linda, and I chose to live in St Johns County for its A rated public schools, low crime rate and the quality of life. As a conservative, I am committed to bringing my decades of private sector business experience to the county to ensure we can maintain the excellent quality of life that we all enjoy while protecting our hard-earned tax dol-lars and ensuring that we manage future growth. I will ask that we implement zero-based budgeting to ensure that we are spending tax dollars wisely to provide the necessary services. I will also ask for an independent audit so we can know exactly where our government is spending your hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Being retired will allow me the time to dedicate my full attention to serving St. Johns County. School Board District 4 (if you live in District 4)Kelly BarreraKelly Barrera brings more than 25 years of experience in education and business management to the St. Johns County School Board. As the boards vice chair, she plays a strategic role in guiding the top-rated school district in Florida, over-seeing nearly 40,000 students and a $315 million budget. During her tenure, Bar-rera has addressed concerns about school overcrowding, overseeing the opening of two new K-8 schools, one new elementary school and two soon-to-open K-8 schools, along with the expansion of Crookshank, Mill Creek and Nease. If re-elected, she pledges to lead the ght for a new high school to ease overcrowding. Barrera ad-vocated for a testing task force to reduce testing, increased Exceptional Student Education and guidance programs, and played a leading role in plans to strength-en school security. Barreras experience and dedication have earned her the support of numerous par-ents and educators. ere is no question in my mind that the re-election of Kelly Barrera is essential to the continued suc-cess of the St. Johns County School Dis-trict, says former Superintendent Joseph Joyner, president of Flagler College. I have worked with many board members in my 40 years in public education and (she) is one of the nest.Denver CookAs a USAF veteran, general contractor, former law enforcement and father of two students, my vision for St. Johns County starts with creating rich curriculum that begins beyond the minimum FSA standards. is will do more than improve District FSA scores and graduation rates, it will inspire each student to achieve their full potential, high-achieving and special needs, alike. We need a fresh approach for career-technical education, in partner-ship with businesses and universities, to develop diverse electives and vocational courses matched to future job opportuni-ties. To address the challenges of growth, I will promote scally responsible solutions to create reliable funding and free the District of debt. Securing our schools does not end with an armed guard, it begins with SJSO Youth Resource Ocers in every school, and this must be the goal for our board. Together, we can signicantly raise the quality of education and solve our scal challenges. Beyond having open School Board meetings, I will proactively solicit the opinions of parents, teachers and community in making board decisions, and make the board more responsive to community needs. I would be honored to earn your vote and to be your voice on the board. Abigail LevriniDr. Abigail Levrini is a licensed psy-chologist, Ponte Vedra business owner, bestselling author and mom to two St. Johns County public school students. She earned her doctorate in Counseling and School Psychology from the Florida State University College of Education in 2008. Dr. Levrini has published numerous scientic articles in the eld of school psy-chology and presents on school interven-tions in professional settings throughout the country. She can be found throughout the media on WebMD, e Washington Post, NAMI, APA, PsychCentral, and many other popular means of press. In 2014, she opened a Florida branch of her highly acclaimed educational and psycho-logical practice, Psych Ed Connections. Dr. Levrini hopes to bring her vast experi-ence in the eld of educational psychol-ogy to the St. Johns County School Board, emphasizing the importance of our childrens social and emotional health in addition to their academic prowess. She plans to take St. Johns from a top tier Florida county to a top performing county within the United States. As an educator, psychologist, business leader, philanthropist, and mom, Dr. Levrini possesses the knowledge and skills to con-tinue to improve schools in our rapidly growing community, work closely with parents, and keep our students safe.Meet your local candidates cont. from pg. 16

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 19 Get to Know . travel pantry raiders gardening LifeKimberly KalkeBy Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.com Get to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at editor@FloridaNewsLine.com Photo courtesy Kimberly KalkeKimberly Kalke with daughter Kara. rfnt bnn n With a long family history in the Atlanta area, Kimberly Kalke and her family waited until retirement to move to St. Augustine only one year ago. Kalke admired the atmosphere and beaches of St. Johns County for many years of vacationing before the move south. A lifelong community advocate, Kalke is passionate about serving her community and making a dierence. She was an active volun-teer in a Georgia sexual assault center and decided to complete the St. Johns County Sheris Civilian Law Enforce-ment Academy, which continues to open other doors for contributing to the community. Kalke has organized a successful neighborhood watch program with 233 members and eight block captains in St. Johns Golf and Country Club. e community is like a family, Kalke said. We can ght over things we disagree on but in the end, we all have each others back. Im proud of the program and the community. Kalke thrives on being a civilian voice of the people and a liaison between law enforcement and the communities around the County Road 210 corri-dor. She and her husband of 20 years, Jay, have a daughter, Kara, a senior at Bartram Trail High School. 1. What do you enjoy most about living in St. Augustine?Its so laid back and an easy, breezy lifestyle. We are enjoying life in the slow lane. e people are great. We moved right as Hurricane Irma was coming through and the neighbors came to help us with our furniture and ease our concerns. Everyone has welcomed us with open arms. Its a melting pot of people and Ive met neighbors that are also from the Atlanta area. 2. What inspires you to stay so active in your community? I just love people and making a dier-ence. I have 20 plus years of experience in human resources and I believe that helps me tremendously in my everyday community activism.3. What would you consider your greatest accomplishment thus far?ere is nothing better than being a mom. e weight of that responsibil-ity and then seeing how great they turn out is amazing. Also, Im proud of the legacy that Im working to leave behind. Ive been cognizant of the roles Ive held in my past and Ive lobbied for change on several levels to benet our children.4. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?Im so immersed in my community that my volunteering takes most all of my time. Just staying engaged and work-ing in the community is my passion. My daughter is looking at colleges right now, so Im also busy doing college tours. 5. What is something that most people dont know about you?I run a blog titled Beach Blogess. I com-pare my 20 years of marriage to I Love Lucy episodes and the blog is wildly popular in Norway. I have no idea why Norway, but its so much fun. I say that my husband speaks seven languages and none of them is Wife. It makes for some hilarious stories. River of Life has welcomed a new pas-tor, Jim Walker. His rst ocial sermon was on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Walker and his wife Kathy began their ministry sharing Gods love to univer-sity students on ve dierent university campuses over a 10-year period. e last campus on which they worked was in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a result, they became pastors of a local church and a K-12 school in the outskirts of Johannesburg, reaching out to the uneducated and forgotten masses due to the South African Apartheid system. After ve years in Africa, the Walk-ers returned to the United States and became a part of e United Methodist Church in Brandon, Fla. ere, Jim Walker served as a pastor and Kathy Walker served as head of Childrens Ministry for more than seven years. Walker obtained a Master of Divinity from Asbury eological Seminary in Orlando and, in June of 2001, he and his wife moved back to their hometown of St. Augustine to start a new United Methodist Church. is church was eventually merged with Grace United Methodist Church and Walker served as an associate pastor in downtown St. Augustine with the aim of discipleship making and life changing activities, Church welcomes new pastorBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy River of Life United Methodist ChurchJim and Kathy Walker New pastor cont. on pg. 21

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The CreekLine August 2018 | Page 23 FishingCapt. Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka mail@floridanewsline.com Call today! 904-217-6916Awbree O'Quinn, DMD Courtney Sargent, DMDGeneral Dentists2233 County Road 210 West St. Johns, FL 32259www.SouthlakeDentalCareFL.com*Offers not to be applied toward account balances or dental services already delivered and not in conjunction with any other offers, discounts or reduced-fee plans. D0150, D0330, D0272, D0210, D1110, D8660, D8030, D8040, D8080, D8090 D0330, D0272, D0210, D0140, D0220, D0230 IT IS OUR OFFICE POLICY THAT THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED-FEE OR REDUCED-FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMEN T. DN20135 | DN21195We accept most insurance plans! 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Once the ocean spawn has taken place, a new round of shrimp larvae will nd their way to the very same fresh and brackish waters for yet another new life cycle of brown and white shrimp. For many years we have come to expect this life cycle of shrimp on the St. Johns. In our particular area of the river we just know it as shrimping season, which comes highly anticipated each year in hopes of great bounty of fantastic tast-ing shrimp. In North Florida we catch shrimp dierently than other parts of the state. While many areas of the state will use dip nets at night, we use cast nets for both daytime and nighttime shrimping. Once the most popular way to shrimp around here was nighttime shrimping, which has now taken a back seat to day-time shrimping. In most cases, daytime shrimping only requires a platform to throw your net (usually from a boat), and deeper water to shrimp in (usually 15 to 25 feet). A store bought webbed net or duct taped cast net is the best way to catch shrimp when throwing in deeper waters as the webbing helps hold the net open on its way to the bottom. Some of the more popular locations to look for shrimp in the river are Doctors Lake Bridge, Mandarin Point, Swit-zerland Point, Shands Bridge, and the mouth of Bulls Bay (Julington Creek). Locations to daytime shrimp without a boat include numerous area seawalls, such as the North Bank downtown Jacksonville, Old Shands Bridge in Orangedale, and city docks and sea-walls in downtown Palatka. Most nighttime shrimping is done from docks these days, although a boat will work just ne. e biggest dierence from daytime shrimping (besides being dark) is that you shrimp in shallow water depths of three to six feet. Also lighting and baiting the area will be needed to attract shrimp. A combination of sh meal or cat food mixed with our are the ingredients required for making dough balls for chumming. 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Page 26 | The CreekLine August 2018 TravelThe Terracotta Warriors Unearthed By Debi Lander mail@floridanewsline.com Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment StoreFree Pickup service for large consignments! Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. 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No two look alike and researchers believe the contin-gent to be 8,000 strong with accom-panying horses and chariots. e army was buried with the emperor in 210 BC, to protect him in his afterlife. Recent studies using ground-penetrating radar suggest the army is just part of an extraordinary ne-cropolis, approximately 38 square miles, of which only a small portion has been uncovered. e tombs lie about an hours drive from Xian, in Shaanxi Province, Chinas central region. Many hotels and tour groups arrange visits to the UNESCO World Heritage site. After arriving, I rst explored the Mau-soleum Museum. Its treasures include two intricate bronze chariots, each with four horses and charioteer found near the terracotta soldiers under-ground pits. e bronzes are half lifesized and clearly detail the clothing, mechanics, and horsemanship of the ancient world. e museum also gives visitors a 360-degree close-up view of various ranking terracotta soldiers and their bronze weapons. I was anxious and dgety, however, as Id come thousands of miles to view the army of soldiers. Not so fast, said my guide. He headed us toward Pit 3, site of ongo-ing excavations and saved the best for last the im-mense Pit 1. He was right! Staring into Pit 3, I looked down into deep earthen rows containing broken fragments. Unfortunately, time, water and land shifts caused the sculptures to topple and break. e complexity of brushing away layers of dirt, carefully extracting pieces, and nally recon-structing the soldiers is painfully slow. International teams of researchers have come to assist. Pit 2, although small, displays all the types of terracotta warriors found so far, including infantries, cavalries, chariot warriors, and archers arranged in forma-tions. Pit 1 simply takes your breath away. e size of the Quonset hut-like building itself overwhelms; the behemoth enclo-sure could t two of the largest jumbo jets. e warriors stand tall, each ve to six feet tall weighing between 300 and 400 pounds. Legs and feet form a solid base, but the rest of each gure is hollow. Torsos, arms, hands, and heads were molded separately then attached, with nal details added later. Ap-parently, each warrior has its artists name etched into its foot to make sure the work met standards. Squadrons of soldiers, divided by solid partitions, stand ready to march or mount their nearby horses, also made of clay. e assemblage feels both creepy and awe-inspiringly magnicent. e realistic faces, especially their eyes, project piercing looks. Glance away, and the army might start advancing at any moment. Originally each gure was painted, but once the terracotta fragments are exposed to oxygen, the paint begins to decompose and ake o. For this reason, future work has stalled. Intrigued by this massive project, I learned that more than 700,000 people were enslaved for the 36 38 years it took to build the Emperors selfindulgent tomb. Even worse, upon his death, the grave was covered over, and the workers killed to keep anyone from revealing the location. Some, including numerous con-cubines, were buried alive. All was left undis-turbed for cen-turies while the warriors silently kept guard for the Emperor in his afterlife. Now its your turn to see how this ex-traordinary place has come back to life. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips.Photos courtesy Debi LanderFacing the Terracotta Army in Pit 1. Close-up of soldiers & horses in Pit 1. Reconstructing a terracotta soldier.

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