Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Florida NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 page 21Get to Know . Kim Hetrick page 28 BFF Best Furry Friend Purple for November Â„ Pancreas Cancer Awareness monthBy Martie Thompson email@example.com NOVEMBER 2018 Volume 18 Issue 11 Judi Zitiello would like to turn everything purple for Pancreas Cancer Awareness in November, like everything is pink for Breast Cancer Awareness in October. Pancreas cancer is currently the third leading cause of cancer-related death Â„ largely because there is no early detection method Â„ and is expected to become the second in the next few years. 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Â€ Suite 103 Jacksonville, FL 32259 PONTE VEDRA 1102 A1A N. Â€ Unit 104 Ponte Vedrea Beach, FL 32082 HODGES4745 Sutton Park Court Â€ Suite 801Jacksonville, FL 32224 Concierge Style Tele-Medicine Services 24/7 Â• Text or Face Time with Dr. O Aylin Ozdemir MD, FAAP, ABIHM 904-287-7000 Â• www.obtainhealth.com NEW contest Each year, while the Bartram Trail High School Bears and Creekside Knights ght it out on the football eld, the bands battle it out in the stands and during the halftime show, adding an air of excitement to the highly-anticipated game. Although the schools are long-standing football foes, the rivalry between the two superior-rated bands takes on a dierent tune. ÂWe have a friendly rivalry with Bartram. ey inspire us to work harder,ÂŽ said Cecilia Fowler, a Creekside clarinetist. Bartram trombone player Colin Jeers agreed. Âere is a feeling of mutual respect and admiration that resonates throughout the marching bands,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhatever you do, you are always applauded because they understand the hours of eort and sweat you put into it.ÂŽ e friendship between the two directors, Jason Duckett from Âe Spirit of BartramÂŽ and Rick Fowler from Âe Power of Creekside,ÂŽ goes back more than 14 years. Before directing the inaugural band at Creekside, Fowler worked at Bartram with Duckett for four years, and the two still collaborate often. ÂRick comes out routinely to help with jazz band, and IÂll help with concert band,ÂŽ Duckett said. ÂWeÂre on the phone a lot bouncing o ideas and giving feedback.ÂŽ In addition to supporting each other, both directors work closely with their feeder schools, building bands that are strong in talent from the bottom up. is includes hosting events such as jazz concerts and Eighth Grade Night at football games to generate excitement and create a sense of family. ÂWe are blessed with solid feeder programs and are in an area where parent support is huge,ÂŽ said Duckett, whose eighth graders mainly come from Switzerland Point Middle and Liberty Pines Academy. ÂWe try to make a point of going to see our feeder programs a few times each year during the school day,ÂŽ said Fowler, who receives students primarily from Fruit Cove Middle and Patriot Oaks Academy. During the most recent Eighth Grade Night at the Creekside vs. Bartram game, Fruit CoveÂs band director, Don Isabelle, watched with pride as more than 500 band members played the National Anthem while the color guard stood at attention. ÂA lot of these were my babies. ItÂs great to be a part of this,ÂŽ said Isabelle. Fowler agreed: ÂPerforming the National Anthem is one of my favorite traditions. e importance of this event says something special about our programs.ÂŽ Creekside senior Trey Rogers grew up in the band program and recalls his own Eighth Grade Night. ÂIt allows students to see what itÂs like going into the stands to play and move,ÂŽ Rogers said. ÂIt gives them an idea if they want to commit to band or not.ÂŽ He mentored a fellow alto saxophone player, Kenny King from Fruit Cove, who wore a ÂFuture Power of CreeksideÂŽ band shirt. ÂI canÂt wait to play in the band next year,ÂŽ King said. Many of the middle schoolers described the event as ÂfunÂŽ and Âexciting.ÂŽ However, one student insisted it was Âhot and sweaty.ÂŽ Upon hearing this, a uniformclad percussionist laughed and said, ÂYouÂre in a t-shirt. Try wearing four layers of clothes.ÂŽ After the game, the Creekside band gathered for a meeting with Fowler and assistant director Jackson Gilchrist. e band had been at school for 16 hours, showing up at 6:30 a.m. to play spur-of-the-moment for a local TV stationÂs Game of the Week segment. ÂI know itÂs been a long day, but congratulations on representing our school well throughout the day and evening,ÂŽ Fowler complimented his crew. ÂI greatly appreciate you.ÂŽ is sense of appreciation is at the heart of all the bands Â„ appreciation for the strong parental support, band booster programs, student leaders, hard-working musicians, and the opportunity to perform Âƒ heat, sweat, and all.High school bands enjoy friendly rivalryBy Heidy Brosofsky-Weaver firstname.lastname@example.org pl ayer C o li n J e ers f mutua l o n t h a t t t h e e en s on S piri t k Fow l er Cree k si d e, ÂŽ 14 y ears. Be f ore Ni gh t a t th e t h e event a e ver, one s t s weaty.ÂŽ U p c l a d p erc u Â YouÂr e l a ye r A b h t o a l W e e Â I k now gr atu l atio n we ll t h rou g Fow l er co m Photo courtesy Paul BryceThe National Anthem was performed by both the Spirit of Bartram and Power of Creekside Bands, along with visiting eighth graders.Photos courtesy Heidy Brosofsky-WeaverThe bands marching on the field for the National Anthem. Band members march into the stadium with eighth graders. Band directors Jason Duckett of Bartram Trail and Rick Fowler of Creekside. page 28Puzzles
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Page 4 | The CreekLine November 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 Nov SS MTWTF Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. | | Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. www.nemetzdental.com We are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans.Mandarin South Business Center Nov. 1 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7 6:30 p.m. Â… 8 p.m. St. Augustine Yacht Club near the St. Augustine Lighthouse email@example.com Nov. 2 Rotary Club of St. Johns meeting 7:30 a.m. (repeating event on Fridays) St. Johns Golf and Country Club Clubhouse www.rotarystjohns.org Nov. 3 Cascades eighth annual Art and Crafts Holiday Show 10 a.m. Â… 3 p.m. Cascades at World Golf Village Amenity Center, 400 N. Legacy Trail Bingo Night at St. JosephÂs Doors open 6:45 p.m.; Games start 7:15 p.m. Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to the community; (904) 742-8777 Nov. 5 Current Events Discussion Group 10 a.m. (repeating event on Mondays) DonovanÂs Irish Pub, US Highway 1 firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 6Election DayNov. 8 Garden Club of Switzerland 10 a.m.Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd.All welcome; RSVP at www.switzerlandgc.org Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet with St. Johns County Audubon Society 9 a.m. Â… 11 a.m. Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, 8655 A1A S., St Augustine www.stjohnsaudubon.com Rotary Club of Bartram Trail 7:30 a.m. Â… 8:30 a.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) Westminster Woods, 25 State Road 13 email@example.com Nov. 9 Palencia Fall Festival 9 p.m. Â… 9 p.m. Palencia Swim & Fitness Building To host a tent, Erin.Gunia@hines.com Helping Hands of St. Johns County 10 a.m.Faith Community Church, 3450 County Rd. 210W firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 10 Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild 10 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. St. PaulÂs Catholic Church school auditorium, 2609 Park St. www.dosafl.com/outreach/catholic-writersguild/ or email@example.com Nov. 11 Annual Dinner for the Birds to benefit HAWKE 6 p.m. Raintree Restaurant, 102 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine Buy tickets at www.hawkewildlife.org Nov. 13 Daughters of American Revolution (DAR), Jacksonville Chapter 11 a.m. Blue Fish restaurant (904) 333-5222 Tellabration, a worldwide storytelling event hosted by Tale Tellers of St. Augustine 7:30 p.m. Limelight Theatre General admission $15; (904) 540-0402 Newcomers of North St. Johns luncheon featuring Prince PeleÂs Polynesian Revue 11 a.m. Guy Harvey Resort, St. Augustine Beach RSVP by Nov. 1; firstname.lastname@example.org Bartram Trail Newcomers and WomenÂs Club luncheon St. Augustine Garden Club 11 a.m. St. Johns Golf and Country Club RSVP by Nov. 6, email@example.com Nov. 14 Dementia Support for Caregivers 3:30 p.m. River Garden, 11401 Old St. Augustine Road Repeating event on the second Wednesday of each month Nov. 15 Palencia Bridge Club plays Party Bridge 11 a.m. Â… 3 p.m. (repeating event on Thursdays) DonovanÂs Irish Pub, 7440 US Highway 1 Diane Tamplin, (904) 808-7326 Adult Coloring Club 10:30 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 Nov. 17 Read to Rover (beginning readers practice reading to therapy dogs) 11 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 Fruit Cove Cruise In sponsored by Sunshine State Chevelles 4 p.m. Â… 8 p.m. PDQ parking lot, 194 State Road 13 Repeating event on third Saturday of each month 10th Annual Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale 8 a.m. Â… 2 p.m. 10 community stops between Ponte Vedra Beach and Flagler Beach Scenica1a.org Inaugural St. Augustine Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Prevention 10 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. Pedro Menendez High School outdoor track www.afsp.org/staugustine Annual St. Johns CARES Food Drive www.stjohnscares.org Ancient City Chapter of Florida Writers Association meeting featuring Michael W. Gordon 10 a.m.Main Branch Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.Open to the public; firstname.lastname@example.org Nov. 19 First Coast Newcomers Club trivia evening/dinner 6 p.m. dinner/ 7 p.m. trivia Call (904) 829-0643 for name of St. Augustine Beach restaurant and to be added to attendee list All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or (904) 502-5254 Nov. 20 North Business Council of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce 8 a.m. Â… 9 a.m. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, 25 State Road 13 Register at www.sjcchamber.com or call (904) 829-5681 St. Johns CARES meeting 7 p.m. Bartram Academy, 164 Everest Lane, Ste. 1 www.stjohnscares.org Happy Hookers crochet group 6 p.m. Â… 8 p.m. Bartram Trail Branch Library (904) 827-6960 World Golf Village Toastmasters 6:30 p.m. Â… 8:30 p.m. First Florida Credit Union, 1950 County Rd. 210W Worldgolfvillage.toastmastersclubs.org Nov. 27 First Coast Card Club Â… adult card players 1 p.m. Â… 3 p.m. St. Augustine Main Library, 1960 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (904) 829-0643 Nov. 17 Â… Feb. 3, 2019 St. Augustine Nights of Lights www.visitstaugustine.com Nov. 30 Â… Dec. 2 42nd annual Art and Antiques Show ÂA Place in the SunÂŽ Hosted by the WomenÂs Board of Wolfson ChildrenÂs Hospital Prime F. 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The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 5 take Photo by MetroCreative Support veterans at backpack stuing eventOn Saturday, Nov. 3 at Veterans Park from 9 a.m. Â… 12:30 p.m., Florida Elite Soccer Academy is partnering with We Got Soccer and Provisional Ministries to stu 1,000 backpacks with supplies and letters for homeless veterans in the Greater Jacksonville area. ere will be a large tent set up for families or individuals to come by and volunteer some time lling the backpacks and writing letters of thanks to the veterans. Art and Craft Holiday Show scheduledCascades at World Golf Village is hosting its eighth annual Art and Craft Holiday Show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. Â… 3 p.m. at the Cascades Amenities Center, 400 N. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. e show will feature new artists as well as many past favorites and a huge variety of items including pottery, woodblock prints, note cards, canvas art, quilted handbags, jewelry, wood art, ceramics, shell art, doll clothes, hand painted scarves, and more. All are created by local artists. In many cases this will be the only venue oering these items. Door prizes and cookies will be provided. is in an indoor event and will take place rain or shine.Support INK! by riding the trolleyReady to see beautiful St. Augustine during the annual Nights of Lights and support St. Johns County public schools? From Nov. 18 Â… Jan. 31, Old Town Trolley Tours will donate $1 for every online ticket purchased back to INK! (Investing in Kids). You can also purchase your fast track pass and spend less time in line. Visit www.trolleytours. com/st-augustine/nights-of-lights and enter the coupon code INKSJC1. Investing in Kids (INK!) provides innovative programs and classroom resources to promote the academic success of St. Johns County public school students.WorldÂs largest tiny house festival returning to St. Johns Countye third annual Florida Tiny House Music Festival will be held Nov. 16 Â… 18 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in Elkton. Tiny houses, vintage campers, tear drops, school bus conversions, gypsy wagons, yurts, and other styles of tiny structures will available to view and tour. Returning will be tiny house celebrities, national and world recognized leaders from the tiny house community, a free Friday night concert and re performers, speakers & presentations, free Students Session on Friday from 9 a.m. Â… 12 p.m. a Free for Everyone Session on Friday from 5 p.m. Â… 8 p.m., multiple bands and day-time entertainment on Saturday and Sunday. is is the 10th tiny house event organized by United Tiny House Association, which has funded the building of tiny houses for families in need from the proceeds of its for-charity Tiny House Festivals, endowed the annual Tiny House Scholarship Fund, and has been a source of fund raising for over 60 nonprots and charitable organizations. Visit www. unitedtinyhouse.com for more information.Arts in the Park coming to Alpine Groves e rst ever Arts in the Park will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. Â… 5 p.m. at Alpine Groves Park. e Friends of Alpine Park invite you to come and see the fantastic items made by local artists and crafters. Spend the afternoon shopping under the majestic trees in the park. Plan to stay for awhile; bring your chair to sit and listen to free live local music. Snacks will be available, and proceeds from this event will help sponsor the restoration of the historic Bennett Farmhouse on site. Come out and support a worthy local cause and help the Friends restore history.
Page 6 | The CreekLine November 2018 with Beverly Slough, St. Johns County School Board Member, District 1 Q A & & Q A Inquiring Minds want to know!By Martie Thompson email@example.com ?? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by the fth of the month and we will do our best to track down the information for you. While we will do our best to answer all the questions we receive, we may not be able to answer all questions received each month. Also, due to publication scheduling, the time it takes to research answers may vary. Here are answers to questions we received this month:Q: Do you know anything about a movie theater that is supposed to be built in Durbin Park?A: According to its press release on Oct. 15, 2018, Cinemark Holdings plans to build a 12-screen theatre at e Pavilion at Durbin Park, scheduled to open fall of 2019. All 12 auditoriums at the Cinemark Durbin Park theatre will boast advanced technology and customer-preferred amenities including: Cinemark XD auditorium, the number one, private label Premium Large Format in the world; CinemarkÂs Luxury Loungers, electric-powered, plush, oversize recliners with footrests and cup holders; reserved seating with convenient online and kiosk ticketing; wall-to-wall screens and enhanced sound systems; and 4K digital projection powered by Barco projectors with RealD 3D capability. ÂCinemark is proud to bring the ultimate moviegoing experience to e Pavilion at Durbin Park,ÂŽ said Mark Zoradi, Cinemark CEO. ÂOur brand new theatre is sure to be a popular entertainment destination within this new lifestyle center, providing an unparalleled experience for the St. Johns County community.ÂŽ ÂWe are pleased to welcome Cinemark to e Pavilion at Durbin Park,ÂŽ said Frank Gatlin III, CEO and president of Gatlin Development. ÂJoining Walmart, Home Depot, Burlington and Petco, the theatre will anchor our family entertainment wing, which will have a collection of sit-down restaurants in a beautifully landscaped environment.ÂŽ Cinemark is a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, operating 539 theatres with 5,998 screens in 41 U.S. states, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and 12 other Latin American countries as of June 30, 2018. Visit investors.cinemark. com for more information.Q: What is happening with the rezoning across from Trout Creek?A: We reached out to Michael Roberson, Assistant Director for St. Johns County Growth Management who is also the planner for the Trout Creek Planned Unit Development (PUD) application. He said: Âis application is to rezone 8.85 acres of land from the Open Rural zoning district to a PUD and was submitted to the county in July 2018. e project is located on the southwest quadrant of the State Road 13N and Trout Creek intersection adjacent to the bridge. e property is undeveloped and has direct access to Trout Creek. Âe proposal includes the allowance of a maximum of 32,000 square feet of nonresidential development which is limited in intensity to uses under the Neighborhood Business and Commercial and Oce and Professional Use categories. e specic proposal includes three buildings: two retail (one 6,120 sq. ft. and one 13,200 sq. ft.) and one restaurant 13,200 sq. ft. in size. ÂA community meeting was held on Sept. 19, 2018 at the Trout Creek Community Center. Eight residents attended and had no concerns with the project and expressed excitement about the project. e site is bordered by wetlands to the west and south, Trout Creek to the east and State Road 13N to the north. Other than the area across State Road 13N, it is unlikely any development will occur adjacent to the project. Âe project is nearly through sta review and has been scheduled for the public hearings with the PZA (Nov. 15, 2018) and Board of County Commissioners (Jan. 15, 2019). Hearing dates sometimes change so itÂs important for those interested to follow the Board of County Commissioners and PZA agendas available from the countyÂs webpage.ÂŽ The CreekLine 32259, 32092, 32095 Mandarin NewsLine 32223, 32258, 32257 Ponte Vedra NewsLine 32081, 32082 Our community newspapers reach three great target markets. Advertise in all three and reach over 70,000 households and SAVE 20% o our ratesNext Issue Deadline 11/12/18 Call or email today! 904-886-4919 Your community newspaper specialist for over 18 years! www.Floridanewsline.com Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:00 am-4:00pm 9th Annual Fall Cra Fair2892 Loretto Road, 32223 Mandarin Garden Club Q: Can you tell us about the five, 10 and 20 year plans for the St. Johns County School District?A: We did recently pass these plans. e school board has to review and vote on them every year with the opportunity to revise them. Our ve year plan will include a new high school, a new KÂ… 8, a new middle school, expansion of Creekside High School, and expansions of Liberty Pines Academy and South Woods Elementary. e 10 and 20 year plans are basically projections, like how many students we expect to have and how many more schools we will eventually need to accommodate them.Q: How will the schools named in the five year plan be paid for?A: In a couple of dierent ways. e three new schools as well as the expansion of Creekside will be funded by school district funds. e expansions of Liberty Pines Academy and South Woods Elementary will be paid for with sales tax money.Q: Do you know where the new schools will be built?A: We do not at this time. We have sites available and have to decide which ones to purchase.Q: How exactly does the school district get the land to build new schools?A: Some sites we purchase outright, like we did with Creekside High School and Liberty Pines Academy. Some we get by developers, who must, by law, mitigate the new students their neighborhoods will produce. In these cases, the value of the school site is credited back to the impact fees they would owe the school district, so they pay less in impact fees. Q: Do you have a school safety update?A: e sheri has hired 16 new ocers and is training them. Sixteen ocers will come on board as our school security ocers in January 2019. We will retain the U.S. Security ocers due to our contract through the rest of the school year. We may move some ocers around and there will probably be multiple ocers on some campuses. We hope to have at least one SJSO ocer per campus by next school year, depending on the sheriÂs ability to hire.Q: Do you have any other District 1 updates?A: We will hold the groundbreaking ceremony for Mill Creek Academy on Nov. 7. is is the expansion of Mill Creek Elementary that will convert it to a K Â… 8 school. ere was enough room this year to expand the school to the K Â… 6 as planned, but to add seventh grade next year, the expansion will be needed. We have done building on campus when school is in session. e construction zone is fenced o and kept well separate from the students. Also, all workers are background checked.Q: How can our readers contact you?A: ey can email me at beverly. email@example.com..us or call me at (904) 547-7510. ( 904 ) 825 9960 Â• In the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center on CR 210 W2220 CR 210 W, Suite 312, St. Johns, Florida 32259 Gentle, Caring Dentistry John M. 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Do you have any updates on that process?A: We sent to the state, as all local governments do, our highest priority items. We will now monitor the agenda items for the legislative session. But as with every hurricane, legislative priorities change and it will be no dierent with Hurricane Michael. We send our thoughts and prayers to our neighbors in the panhandle who have been so aected.Q: Did St. Johns County send any resources to help out?A: Yes. e sheriÂs oce sent several sta members who are extensively trained for disaster recovery eorts to the panhandle. ey are a self-contained unit and provide their own shelter and food as well as equipment to assist with disaster recovery. ey will probably be out there for several weeks. I believe the Emergency Management Department sent personnel as well, to share what they have learned from our recent experience. I also know of several church groups who have sent trained people as well as supplies, similar to groups that came to St. Johns County to assist us when we needed it. ItÂs our turn now to give back.Q: What is the latest on the Walmart opening at Durbin Park?A: e actual date hasnÂt been revealed (as of this interview, Oct. 15) but it should be very soon. I have heard from many people genuinely looking forward to have the convenience of shopping closer to home. Q: What is happening with the Race Track Road construction in that area?A: e construction of the roadway of Race Track Road is still ongoing. It is the backbone between Bartram Parkway headed north and Peyton Parkway headed south. is is a challenging piece of roadway, about one-quarter mile long, because of the S-curve and the slope of the road over the wetland. ItÂs being widened from two lanes to four lanes (not including turn lanes) and itÂs my hope that it will be open prior to the holiday rush. It will certainly be after the Walmart opens. As part of our legislative priorities, the Race Track Road overpass over Interstate 95 is a Florida Department of Transportation project and will hopefully be done in conjunction with widening Interstate 95 in that area.Q: Do you have any more information on the proposed new fire station on Veterans Parkway near Race Track Road?A: We hope to have renderings and more information during the rst quarter of 2019.Q: Are there any other Northwest updates?A: Coming up in the next two Board of County Commissioners meetings, we continue to work on how to pay for all the things people want. We try to get the community to be collaborative in funding priorities. e pace of growth is still on everyoneÂs minds. We try to hear all the pros and cons to decide the best outcome for the majority of people. One thing on the horizon is the new south extension of St. Johns Parkway. is will be funded by the Silverleaf developers and will run parallel to Interstate 95. IÂm not sure yet of the timetable of when that will come online. Finally, IÂd like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween.Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you?A: Readers can email me at bcc1jjohns@ sjc.us or call me at (904) 615-7437. Letter to the EditorDear Editor, In the letters to the editor on page 11 of the October issue of e CreekLine, there is information regarding political candidates and the signs they place along the roadways. I do not know the county regulations regarding the signs, but perhaps they would include or amend to allow the following. I lived in Hawaii for a few years and there they did not allow the signs Â„ but they allowed candidates to buy and distribute yellow trash bags with the candidateÂs name, political party and the oce they were pursuing. eir supporters would take the bags and walk the roadways collecting trash. ey would place lled bags on the shoulder of the road so the candidateÂs name and information could be read by passing motorists. e day after the election the bags were picked up by the trash collectors and some state and/ or county trucks and taken to the city incinerator to be destroyed. is is a win-win program, as the candidate gets his/her information out to the public and we get some roadways cleaned of trash and the signs they now place are not necessary. I was impressed and frequently voted for these individuals as they demonstrated they were concerned about the appearance of the area. Terry Schoenekase Visit us at FloridaNewsLine.com
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V .M.1004 State Road 13 ( 0 2 mi S o u th J CP entran c e ) GREENBRIAR ANIMAL HOSPITAL Q: Can you give us an update on the tax roll?A: e tax roll has been certied and sent to the Florida Department of Revenue and the St. Johns County taxing authority.Q: What happens next?A: Beginning in the last week of October, property owners will be receiving their tax bills. If the bill is paid in November, there is a 4 percent discount applied; if paid in December, the discount is 3 percent; if paid in January, the discount is 2 percent; and if paid in February, the discount is 1 percent. ere is no discount for paying in March and the bill is due March 31, 2019. All tax bills are past due on April 1, 2019.Q: Can you shed some light on the proposed Constitutional Amendment 1, which will appear on ballots on Nov. 6?A: is amendment directly aects ad valorem taxation in our state by proposing an additional homestead exemption of $25,000. ere is a calculator available on our website, www.sjcpa.us, where property owners can estimate the impact, if any, on their taxable value. ere is also a detailed explanation of how the proposal will work and who will be aected. We encourage voters to become the most informed that they can and our oce is happy to provide unbiased information.Q: What about Constitutional Amendment 2, which places limitations on property tax assessments?A: Currently, there is a 10 percent cap on assessment increases on nonhomesteaded properties. If this amendment doesnÂt pass, then the 10 percent cap would be repealed. It is important to note that this applies only to nonhomestead properties and is retroactive, meaning that if it doesnÂt pass, it applies back to when the amendment was rst passed; if these property values went up, it would result in a larger tax bill for 2019. e eect in our county is primarily on commercial properties, but it also applies to second homes.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 Â… Friday, 8:30 a.m. Â… 5 p.m. Also, readers can email me at Eddie@sjcpa.us or call me at (904) 827-5500. FYI Contact Numbers St. Johns County Local Government (www.sjcfl.us) SheriÂs Oice: (904) 824-8304 Sheri David B. Shoar, firstname.lastname@example.org Julington Creek Field Oice: (904) 209-2150 Property Appraiser: (904) 827-5500 Eddie Creamer, email@example.com Supervisor of Elections: (904) 823-2238 Vicky Oakes, firstname.lastname@example.org Tax Collector: (904) 209-2250 Dennis Hollingworth, email@example.com Clerk of Court: (904) 819-3600 Hunter S. Conrad St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners District 1: (904) 209-0301 Jimmy Johns, firstname.lastname@example.org District 2: (904) 209-0302 Jeb Smith, email@example.com District 3: (904) 209-0303 Paul Waldron, firstname.lastname@example.org District 4: (904) 209-0304 Jay Morris, email@example.com District 5: (904) 209-0305 Henry Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org St. Johns County School Board (www.stjohns.k12.fl.us) District 1: (904) 547-7510 Beverly Slough, email@example.com District 2: (904) 547-7510 Tommy Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @
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Page 12 | The CreekLine November 2018 INDEPENDENT CONCIERGE LIVING AT SILVER CREEKAT YOURSERVICE 165 Silver Lane | St. Augustine, FL 32084 Independent Concierge Living Â– Assisted Living Memory Care Â– Short-Term StaysAssisted Living Facility #12928 Introducing a new senior living option in St. Augustine Â— a way for residents to experience everything they love about independent living, enhanced by added conveniences and personalized support available around the clock. Independent Concierge Living at Silver Creek offers the freedom and privacy of living independently enhanced by tailored wellness activities and an occasional helping hand. All within the comfort of a spacious studio, oneor two-bedroom apartment home. enrichment programs offer the perfect solution for seniors accustomed to living on their own, yet value the companionship, security and peace of mind of on-call care professionals they know and trust. Discover it for living community. Visit our Independent Concierge Living neighborhood. Call 800-724-0306 to schedule a tour. J. Douglas Green Jr. MD, FACS, Elizabeth Selle Au.D. & Cochlear Americas RepsSolutions for Severe Hearing LossMeet cochlear implant users, physicians and audiologists to learn if an implantable hearing solution is right for you. Hosted by: WJCT, Jacksonville Hearing & Balance Institute/The Hearing Center, and Cochlear RSVP by Nov 5 for this Free Seminar904-358-6322 Â€ WJCT.org/jhbiWed., Nov. 7, 2018 Reservations Required (limited) 11:30am @ WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave., 32202 (Free Lunch)
ElderSource is looking for volunteers to help people understand their Medicare benefits, share information on programs that can help eligible beneficiaries to save money on their out-of-pocket expenses, and educate seniors on protecting themselves fr om Medicare fraud. Be a SHINE volunteer! SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Aairs that operates locally through ElderSource and oers free and unbiased counseling on Medicare benefits. Training is provided. Sign up today and make a dierence in the life of a senior! 1-888-242-4464 Myeldersource.orgDo you enjoy being a problem solver? Are you interested in helping seniors?Be a SHINE volunteer! rivergarden.org | (904) 260-1818A unique place to be Rated #1 in the state of Florida by U.S. News & World Report River Garden delivers the highest quality care with the greatest attention to every detail. Tucked away on 40 beautiful acres in the heart of Mandarin, seniors feel safe, engaged and cared for. Providing a care environment that exceeds expectations is our goal Come see for yourself why thereÂs no place quite like River Garden. Protected by a community of caring. Sk i ll e d Nursing | R ehab i l it a ti o n Se r v i ces | A d u l t Day Care S h ort-term Care | H ome Hea l t h | I n d epen d ent LivingThereÂs more to River Garden Senior Services SENIOR The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 13AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, oers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those aged 50 and older. Volunteers make a dierence in their communities by assisting those who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions theyÂve earned. Since its inception, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has served more than 68 million taxpayers. e program is seeking volunteer tax preparers, client facilitators, those who can provide technical and management assistance and interpreters. Every level of experience is welcomed. Volunteer tax preparers complete tax preparation training and IRS certication. Last year, 251 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 16,000 people le their federal and state tax returns. e program is oered at 27 sites in Duval, Clay, Bradford, Putman and St. Johns counties, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968. e program now involves 35,000 volunteers and serves more than 2.5 million taxpayers annually at nearly 5,000 sites nationwide. In 2018 taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $213 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is oered in coordination with the IRS. Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide By NewsLine Sta firstname.lastname@example.org
12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 710 Jacksonville, Florida 32223StavermanHearingCenters.com 904-262-5550 Dr. Leslie A. StavermanAudiologist/Owner HEARING CENTERS Your Community Resource For Better Hearing DrLeslieAStaverman Schedule an appointment today! Call today to schedule a complimentary lunch and tour! 904.299.8216Luxurious Living. Exceptional Care.Resort-style services and personalized care that aords you the peace of mind you deserve. Location: Unmatched comfort and vitality along the peaceful shores of GoodbyÂs Creek. Wellness: Robust wellness opportunities including a spa and salon, massage room, Â“tness studio, therapy and rehab, and 24/7 care. Engagement: Luxurious amenities and endless opportunities to enhance your vibrant way of life. Culinary: Full-service, restaurant-style dining oered all day across multiple exquisite venues. 9075 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 904.299.8216 StarlingLiving.com/SanJose Assisted Living Facility #12887 SENIOR Lifestyle Buying Power Community Travel Health Page 14 | The CreekLine November 2018Live comfortably on lessBy NewsLine Sta email@example.comMany people look toward retirement with mixed feelings. ere is the anticipation and excitement of no longer having to stick to a set schedule; however, there may be some trepidation about living without a steady income. Bloomberg nancial experts found the number of Americans aged 65 and older without a disability that werenÂt in the labor force rose to 800,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016. is has become a long-standing trend of Baby Boomers leaving the workforce and entering retirement. Yet, a Statistics Canada study of people between the ages 60 and 64 who had left long-term employment found 43 percent of them were working again, most within a year of leaving their job. Although boredom may have compelled many of those people to reenter the workforce, some may have started working again to make ends meet. Researchers found the higher the earnings in oneÂs late 40s, the more likely a retiree is to go back to work. While retirees may need to alter their spending habits, it is possible to live happily on less. Here are some ways to do just that. Accurately assess home expenses. e National Foundation for Credit Counseling says the cost of home-related expenses accounts for roughly 45 percent of spending for retirees. Individuals can add up exactly how much their homes are costing them and then decide if downsizing is a practical solution. Downsizing has a host of benets, not the least of which is reducing housingrelated expenses. Invest in health care. Unexpected health care costs can quickly deplete individualsÂ nances. atÂs why it is essential to have a solid insurance plan in place. Health care planning also may include thinking ahead to long-term care, such as assisted living and nursing homes. One may have to make concessions elsewhere, but investing in health care can assuage concerns men and women might have about the cost of living in their golden years. Use alternative transportation. Cars can be expensive. A budget-friendly alternative to driving is to use public transportation or transportation services provided to seniors free or for nominal fees. Take advantage of senior discounts. Many restaurants, stores and service centers oer discounts to seniors. e starting age for discounts may vary from store to store, so always ask before cashing out. Shop for food dierently. Bulk buys may have been appropriate when there were kids running around, but emptynesters can cut back on food expenses. Shopping sales and making more meals at home can help seniors save money. Aging men and women often take inventory of their lives in an eort to focus on activities or lifestyle changes that can ensure happy retirements. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows there are some 76 million baby boomers Â„ those people born between 1946 to 1964 Â„ across the country. With the youngest of the boomers in their mid-50s and the majority having already reached retirement age, many boomers are trying to decide if itÂs time to move out of their family homes and into smaller, more manageable abodes. Many older adults nd they do not need the same amount of space as they did when they had children living at home. Retirees and those on the cusp of retirement may nd that downsizing is a smart nancial move that frees up more time for recreation. However, it can be challenging to cut down on living space and then deal with guring out how to make furniture, belongings and stored items t in more condensed areas. Moving can be stressful even without having to cut down on prized items. Taking an inventory of belongings can help the process go smoothly. Before moving, go room by room, making piles of items that will be kept, donated, sold, or discarded. is can be a tedious task, but it is necessary to avoid clutter in a new home. People downsizing can attempt to sell items they do not need via newspaper classied sections or online classied sites. Appliances and furniture in excellent shape may fetch good prices. Any extra cash can be put toward buying new items that are size-appropriate for the smaller home. Another way to clear out clutter is to sort duplicates from the stock of items. A person may no longer need multiple sets of dishes or silverware. If the move involves switching from a king-sized to a queen-sized bed, donate or trash bed linens that will no longer t. Pay close attention to kitchen and bathroom items, which tend to accumulate over time but might not be discarded when clearing a home of clutter. People moving from a detached home to a condominium or a townhouse may learn that homeowners association fees cover everything from snow removal to lawn maintenance to pool upkeep. If so, itÂs unnecessary to bring lawn and garden supplies. Homeowners are advised to look at the oor plan of their new dwellings and pay attention to storage space. is can make it easier to plan ahead for what may t, what will need to be purchased new and which storage solutions may be needed. Having a plan in place can make unpacking and settling in go smoothly. Learn to downsize before a moveBy NewsLine Sta firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto courtesy ElderSource
The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 15 904-391-6600 Â• Myeldersource.org Questions about your benefits? Call ElderSource today for free, confidential, and unbiased assistance. Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 Â– December 7 SENIOR www.HarborChaseMandarin.com San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL MandarinIndependent & Assisted Living Memory Care Like us on ALF Take a Tour of HarborChaSE AND...Experience the exceptional lifestyle of HarborChase!ENTER TO WIN SIX MONTHSFREE!* e a Tour of Harb ENTER TO WIN SIX MONTHS E FREE!*Take an exclusive tour today and you could win SIX MONTHS FOR FREE!* Our grand prize winner will receive free food, amenities, social events, a variety of services, and access to our award-winning Life Enrichment program for six months! HarborChase oers: Â€ Seasonal menus created by award-winning Chefs Â€ Energizing experiences and social events daily Â€ Generous amenities Â€ Scheduled transportation* Contest runs // //. Prize is spread over a -month period. New residents only. One national winner. Restrictions may apply. Excludes skilled nursing. St. Augustine resident Harry Zemon experienced severe hearing loss from two major factors in his life. First, he was in the meat business, which meant dealing with high intensity noises coming from band saws, patty makers and grinders. Pair that with a genetic defect and hearing loss for him at age 70 turned into severe hearing loss Â„ and hearing aids were no longer helpful. ZemonÂs rst venture into seeking information on hearing correction was in 1986. Since he was in the military, he found it was covered completely by insurance if surgery took place in Tampa, which meant he would have a six-hour round trip every week for the rst three to four weeks post-surgery. e VA provided many evaluations on his status of hearing and bone loss Â„ but he just could not deal with the trips to Tampa. So, he waited. When Zemon was able to obtain Medicare and the supplements, he inquired again. One day he was in the grocery store and a fellow in front of him was an older gentleman with a bright white cochlear processor rmly on his head. Cochlear implant a life changer for St. Augustine residentBy NewsLine Sta email@example.comHe approached the gentleman, a local attorney, to talk about this particular implant, and they talked nearly 25 minutes. Zemon found out about an informative seminar in Jacksonville about cochlear implants, and he decided to go. ÂI was sold,ÂŽ said Zemon. ÂI knew this was what I had to have.ÂŽ In March 2018, Zemon underwent successful cochlear implant surgery by J. Douglas Green Jr., MD, in Jacksonville. e surgery resulted in Zemon being able to now hear his three grandchildren Â„ he calls them the chatterboxes. He can hear and understand them, whereas before his daughter had to translate. ÂIt is a joy, a pleasure to hear them and the outside world again,ÂŽ said Zemon. If he sees a person who is having a hard time to hearing, he strikes up a conversation sometimes. He chats about having a cochlear implant and how itÂs made a huge dierence in his life. Zemon also uses a caption phone with a screen to further discern words. ItÂs likeCochlear implant cont. on pg. 21
Page 16 | The CreekLine November 2018 Page 16 | The CreekLine November 2018 SENIOR Call today to schedule a complimentary lunch and tour 904.351.0839Welcome to Starling. Welcome Home.Resort-style services and personalized care that aords you the peace of mind you deserve. Location: Unmatched comfort and vitality with access to all of NocateeÂs world-class amenities. Wellness: Robust wellness oerings including spa, salon and massage services, state-of-the-art Â“tness equipment, professional therapy and rehab services, a visiting physicianÂs suite, and 24/7 care Engagement: Luxurious amenities and endless opportunities to enhance your vibrant way of life. Culinary: Gourmet chef prepared dishes served across multiple exquisite venues. 999 CROSSWATER PKWY. PONTE VEDRA, FL 32081 904.351.0839 StarlingLiving.com/Nocatee Assisted Living Facility #13109 Call to learn how a Westminster community can put a smile on your face. 2 GREAT CHOICES FOR SENIOR LIVING WESTMINSTER ST. AUGUSTINE 235 Towerview Drive, St. Augustine | (877) 277-1244 WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville | (877) 280-3594 Make the choice thatÂ’s right for you: Waterfront living on the shore of Julington Creek or amid the fairways of World Golf Village in St. Augustine. We offer something for everyone, with an active lifestyle and a variety of residential options enhanced by great amenities and hospitality services like housekeeping, dining, 24-hour security and more. Our communities also offer a full range of healthcare and supportive services, including assisted living, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and more. www.WestminsterCommunitiesFL.org Men and women may begin to feel less exible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of exibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of exibility can make men and women more vulnerable to certain types of injuries, including muscle strains and tears. While people might not be able to maintain the exibility they enjoyed in their twenties, there are ways for them to combat age-related loss of exibility. Stretch frequently. Stretching is a great way to combat age-related loss of exibility. Stretch major muscle groups, such as hamstrings and shoulder muscles, several times per week. When practicing static stretching, the goal is to gradually elongate the muscle being stretched before holding the elongated position, and ultimately allowing the muscle to return to resting position. As exibility improves, elongated stretches can be held for 30 seconds. Avoid stretching muscles that are sore or injured, and discontinue a stretch if you feel pain or discomfort. Include yoga in your exercise regimen. Practitioners of yoga typically love how this unique discipline that exercises the body while relaxing the mind improves their exibility. Many yoga poses are designed to improve the strength and exibility of muscles, and some physicians may even recommend yoga to aging patients. Yoga DVDs or streaming sessions can be great, but beginners may want to visit yoga studios or sign up for classes at their gyms so instructors can personally ensure they are doing each pose correctly. As their exibility improves, men and women can try more difcult poses and classes if they so desire. Get in the pool. Swimming is another activity that can help aging men and women improve their exibility. Strength-training exercises are an important component of a wellbalanced exercise regimen, but such workouts tend to focus on one or two muscle groups at a time. at means other muscle groups may be inactive and tighten up as a result. Swimming works the entire body, which helps all muscle groups stay loose and exible. One or two swimming sessions per week can contribute to great gains in overall exibility, especially for men and women who remember to stretch when they get out of the pool.How to stay flexible as you ageBy NewsLine Sta firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto courtesy MetroCreativeSwimming can help aging men and women improve their flexibility.
The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 17 The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 17 | | g g | g Lifestyle Buying Power Community Travel Health SENIOR Poor sleep can leave people feeling groggy, disoriented, depressed, and not up for facing the day. And now thereÂs new evidence that insomnia can contribute to memory loss and forgetfulness among the elderly. A study Â„ the rst of its kind Â„ unveiled a new link between lack of sleep and memory loss. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that during sleep, important brain waves are produced that play key roles in storing memories. ese waves transfer the memories from the hippocampus to the prefrontal cortex, a portion of the brain where long-term information is stored. Sleep loss can cause the memories to remain in the hippocampus and not reach the longterm storage area, found researchers. is can contribute to forgetfulness and diculty remembering simple details, such as names. Seniors are frequently plagued with deteriorated sleeping patterns that lead to shallow sleep and more awakenings, says those at the University of California. is can contribute to the prevention of memories being saved by the brain each evening. is is not the rst time sleep and brain health have been measured. A 2008 University of California, Los Angeles study discovered that people with sleep apnea showed tissue loss in brain regions that help store memories. WebMD says imaging and behavioral studies show the role sleep plays in learning and memory and that lack of sleep can impair a personÂs ability to focus and learn eciently. Combine this with the necessity of sleep to make those brain wave connections for memories to be stored, and the importance of deep sleep is apparent. Another study, published in the journal Brain, conducted by doctors at Washington University in St. Louis, linked poor sleep with early onset of dementia, especially AlzheimerÂs disease. Although poor sleep does not cause AlzheimerÂs, it may increase brain amyloid proteins believed to be intrinsic to the disease. When slow-wave deep sleep is disrupted, levels of amyloid can grow and clog the brain. is is corroborated by data published in the journal Neurology. Getting deep sleep is important for reducing these proteins. e quality of deep sleep among older adults is often 75 percent lower than it is in younger people. Sleep loss can aect memory in seniorsBy NewsLine Sta email@example.comPhoto courtesy MetroCreativeGetting deep sleep is important to combat memory loss. ACCIDENT HEALTH MEDICARE DENTALLIFE H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C I I I I I I I I I I D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Let us guide you To make these important decisions www.compasshealthinsurance.com Need Insurance?Open Enrollment NOWPlease join us for our Open House Saturday November 10, 2018 Â• 10:00am to 3:00pm 904-367-2421
Page 18 | The CreekLine November 2018 Re-elect ALISON GOLANPlease visit www.golanjcp.com and read my blog, ÂWhy Should You Re-Elect Me to the JCP CDDÂŽ.Paid for and approved by Alison Golan for Julington Creek Plantation CDD Seat 1 I am running for re-election to the JCP CDD Board of Supervisors to continue representing your interests. This Board has made farreaching, strategic improvements that have enhanced our community, while saving money. Wife, mother, business owner Resident of JCP for over 14 years 25 yearsÂ experience as a marketing consultant During the next 4 years, I will continue to use my professional skills to ensure Julington Creek stays a top-rated community in Florida. REPUBLICAN FOR CONGRESS, DISTRICT 4 PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY, OUR COUNTRY, AND OUR FREEDOMS VOTE November 6!Paid for by Citizens for John Rutherford BriefsSt. Johns CARES announces Food Drive and Giving Tree Local charitable organization St. Johns CARES announces its 11th annual Food Drive and 12th Giving Tree Initiative to benet those in need in St. Johns County. More than $80,000 of community giving will be generated with just these two projects Â„ and leaders of the organization say help is needed. Volunteers are the backbone of St. Johns CARES. With the help of St. Johns Rotary Club, Food Drive donation bags will be distributed to numerous neighborhoods in NW St. Johns County the week of Nov. 12 and pick-up and distribution will occur on Nov. 17. Beneciaries this year will be ChristÂs Cupboard, St. Francis House, ShepherdÂs Haven (Hastings) and S.E.A. Community (Armstrong). Sponsors Publix Supermarket, e UPS Store at Julington Plaza, Julington Creek Golf Club, Body Control Gym, VyStar Credit Union and Pinch-A-Penny are invaluable in this effort. Giving Tree wish tags will be distributed throughout St. Johns County to more than 50 businesses, libraries and community groups hosting the project. More than 40 nonprot organizations in St. Johns County serving St Johns CARES action areas seniors and veterans; homeless and abused; children and education; and animals and environment have requested these wishes. Donations will be collected from the donor sites on Dec. 5 and then be distributed to the nonprot organizations the same week. Any business, group or individuals that would like to contribute, volunteer time or learn more about St. Johns CARESÂ other volunteer opportunities should visit www.stjohnscares.org. Birding seminar oeredPlants for Birds, a free seminar, will be held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited, 450 State Road 13 N. Gary Whiting, Wild Birds Unlimited sta member, wildlife photographer and certied UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist will provide a stunning look at dozens of North FloridaÂs most common (and uncommon) birds through the eyes of a photographer and naturalist, and provide insights on the native plants that provide habitat and a food source. Whiting will address the many advantages of using native plants to attract more birds to home landscapes. Topics covered will include how to select the trees, shrubs, and grasses that are indigenous to this area as well as their ideal placement to provide shelter and food for visiting wildlife. He will also share practical tips on bird identication and demonstrate actual examples from his own yard to help attendees regardless of skill level. Diversity of habitat brings diversity in birds. Including native primary (edible) and secondary (insect larval host) plants in your garden will result in more birds and more enjoyment. Space is limited; call (904) 230-3242 or visit the nature shop to register. Primitive camping opportunities on St. Johns River Water Management District propertiesGroup camping reservations on St. Johns River Water Management District land just got easier. e district is now using Sunrise Reservations to ensure faster turnaround times for group camping reservations and vehicular access to designated properties. e new system also reduces sta time to process requests, thereby saving taxpayers money. Only primitive tent camping is allowed on district lands and only at designated locations. No travel trailers, campers or RVs are allowed. All district lands are wilderness areas and as such, most properties oer no amenities such as rentals, restrooms, potable water or shelters. ere are also many rst come, rst serve campsites that do not require a permit. ese are Âhike inÂŽ only as they are in remote areas of the properties and can be reached only by hiking, bicycling, boating or horseback riding in. Go to www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation/ camping to learn more about camping on district lands or to make a camping reservation.Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors American history essay conteste Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nationÂs great history and learn about history in a new light. Each academic year, a unique essay topic is chosen and guidelines are made available. e contest is open to all students in fth through eighth grade. Winners advance to State, then Divisional then National level and all contestants receive a certicate of participation. e title/topic for 2018 Â… 2019 is Âe WomenÂs Surage Campaign,ÂŽ addressing the time of the 19th Amendment and the women gaining the right to vote. Complete contest instructions and guidelines are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Educators, parents and students are encouraged to contact their local DAR chapters for programs and more detailed information about the contest. e Jacksonville Chapter oers a monetary award of $100 to the rst place winner; $50 to the second place winner and $25 to the third place winner on the local level, plus an awards ceremony and winner certicate. Email email@example.com or call (904) 333-5222 with any questions. e contest deadline is Dec. 1, 2018.Newcomers of North St. Johns schedule November luncheonNewcomers of North Saint Johns (NNSJ) invites any resident of the St. Johns County area to its November luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. at Guy Harvey Resort, 860 A1A Beach Blvd. in St. Augustine Beach. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Prince PeleÂs Polynesian Revue will entertain. Travel with Prince Pele and his Polynesian Revue on a musical journey through the South Pacic Islands. Hang loose and relax as they perform songs and dances in a fun-lled ÂluauÂŽ atmosphere. e total cost for the November luncheon is $30 for members and $35 for guests. All reservations must be received by Nov. 1. Garden salad with homemade honey citrus and ranch dressings will be followed by sauteed chicken breast with cremini mushrooms in classic marsala sauce paired with Mayport shrimp in caramelized garlic cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach. is plated duet will be accompanied by Tuscan Orzo with tomato, squash, peppers, onion, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, and fresh baked rolls and butter. Dessert will be white chocolate mousse with fresh berries. coee and tea is included; cash bar is available. Contact Sue Aird at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form for this luncheon, NNSJ membership information, or information about other upcoming activities. Newcomers of North St. Johns oers a wide variety of activities including smaller lunch groups, wine socials, golf, Mah Jongg, holiday parties, day trips, and cultural events.Round Up to raise support for equineassisted therapeutic riding programsHorse Sense & Sensitivity is hosting its annual Round Up event to raise awareness and support for its equine-assisted therapeutic riding programs serving children and adults with special needs. It is a day dedicated to helping defy disabilities, replacing them with smiles lled with joy and excitement for thousands in the community. e event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. Â… 3 p.m. at BaileyÂs Farm, 2202 Bishop Estates Road in St. Johns. Horse Sense & Sensitivity has provided equine-assisted therapeutic riding programs serving children and adults with special needs for 10 years in North Florida. Visit www.horsesensejax.org for more information or to make a donation.Bartram Trail Newcomers and WomenÂs Club members learn to use fresh flowers in holiday arrangementsBartram Trail Newcomers and WomenÂs Club welcomes a oral designer from the St. Augustine Garden Club to demonstrate how fresh owers can add a real air to the holiday table on Tuesday, Nov.13, at 11 a.m. at the St. Johns Golf and Country Club, 205 St. Johns Golf Drive. Luncheon choices are bacon-wrapped chicken caprese paired with sweet mashed potatoes and natural chicken sauce or Greek salad with grilled chicken, Greek dressing or balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Appetizers, rolls, chefÂs choice of dessertBriefs cont. on pg. 27 Early Voting DatesOct. 24 Â… Nov. 3 8 a.m. Â… 6 p.m.See locations and more information on page 20.
The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 19 VOTEYOUR VOICE OF REASONFOR ST. JOHNS COUNTY FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 17 Paid by Cyndi Stevenson for State Representative District 17 J Pa Pa Pa Pa a a Pa a a d d d b b y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y C C Pa id b y Cy Vote4Cyndi.com Military Veteran Family Man Trusted Businessmanwww.JeremiahBlocker.com Championing Economic Growth Keeping Taxes Low Putting Families First Paid by Jeremiah Blocker, Republican, for St. Johns County Commission District 4. Use of military rank, job titles, and photogr aphs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense. THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER JEREMIAH IS DEDICATED TO: Vote On August 28! Vote On November 6th On Nov. 6, in addition to state and local races, Floridians will be asked to vote on a total of 12 amendments to the stateÂs constitution. Constitutional amendments can reach the ballot in dierent ways; this year, three were placed on the ballot by the State Legislature, two by citizen petition initiative (includes Financial Impact Statement); and seven by the Constitutional Revision Commission. (Originally the Constitutional Revision Commission proposed eight amendments, but one was struck down by the Florida Supreme Court and will not appear on the ballot.) It is important to note that the Constitution Revision Commission, which convenes every 20 years, is allowed to bundle or ÂlogrollÂŽ more than one issue into each proposed amendment. Amendments placed on the ballot by citizen initiative or the Florida Legislature are prohibited from doing this and must propose amendments that contain just one distinct issue. Following is a general guide to the amendments, provided by the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections: 1. Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. e amendment shall take eect Jan. 1, 2019. 2. Limitations On Property Tax Assessments: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in eect, which limit property tax assessment increases on specied non-homestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take eect Jan. 1, 2019. 3. Voter Control of Gambling in Florida: is amendment proposes that Florida voters shall have the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling by requiring that in order for casino gambling to be authorized under Florida law, it must be approved by Florida voters pursuant to Article XI, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution. Aects articles X and XI. Denes casino gambling and claries that this amendment does not conict with federal law regarding state/tribal compacts. e amendmentÂs impact on state and local government revenues and costs, if any, cannot be determined at this time because of its unknown eect on gambling operations that have not been approved by voters through a constitutional amendment proposed by a citizensÂ initiative petition process. 4. Voting Restoration Amendment: is amendment proposes to restore the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions after they complete all terms of their sentence including parole or probation. e amendment would not apply to those convicted of murder or sexual oenses, who would continue to be permanently barred from voting unless the Governor and Cabinet vote to restore their voting rights on a case by case basis. e precise eect of this amendment on state and local government costs cannot be determined, but the operation of current voter registration laws, combined with an increased number of felons registering to vote, will produce higher overall costs relative to the processes in place today. e impact, if any, on state and local government revenues cannot be determined. e scal impact of any future legislation that implements a dierent process cannot be reasonably determined. 5. Supermajority Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees: is amendment proposes to prohibit the legislature from imposing, authorizing, or raising a state tax or fee except through legislation approved by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature in a bill containing no other subject. is proposal does not authorize a state tax or fee otherwise prohibited by the Constitution and does not apply to fees or taxes imposed or authorized to be imposed by a county, municipality, school board, or special district. 6. Rights of Crime Victims; Judges: Proposes to create constitutional rights for victims of crime; requires courts to facilitate victimsÂ rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes. Requires judges and hearing ocers to independently interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to government agencyÂs interpretation. Raises mandatory retirement age of state judges from 70 to 75 years; deletes authorization for judges to complete term if one-half of term has been served by retirement age. 7. First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benets; Public Colleges and Universities: Proposes to create mandatory payment of education and compensation benets to qualifying survivors of certain rst responders and military members who die performing ocial duties. Requires supermajority votes by university trustees and state university system board of governors to raise or impose all legislatively authorized fees if law requires approval by those bodies. Establishes existing state college system as constitutional entity; provides governance structure. 8. Removed from ballot. 9. Prohibits Oshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces: Proposes to prohibit drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil and natural gas beneath all state-owned waters between the mean high water line and the stateÂs outermost territorial boundaries. Adds use of vapor-generating electronic devices to current prohibition of tobacco smoking in enclosed indoor workplaces with exceptions; permits more restrictive local ordinances. 10. State and Local Government Structure and Operation: Propose to require legislature to retain department of veteransÂ aairs. Ensures election of sheris, property appraisers, supervisors of elections, tax collectors, and clerks of court in all counties; removes county chartersÂ ability to abolish, change term, transfer duties, or eliminate election of these oces. Changes annual legislative session commencement date in evennumbered years from March to January; removes legislatureÂs authorization to x another date. Creates oce of domestic security and counterterrorism within department of law enforcement. 11. Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes: Proposes to remove discriminatory language related to real property rights. Proposes to remove obsolete language repealed by voters. Deletes provision that amendment of a criminal statute will not aect prosecution or penalties for a crime committed before the amendment; retains current provision allowing prosecution of a crime committed before the repeal of a criminal statute. 12. Lobbying and Abuse of Oce by Public Ocers: Proposes to expand current restrictions on lobbying for compensation by former public ocers; create restrictions on lobbying for compensation by serving public ocers; provide exceptions; prohibit certain abuses of public oce for personal benet. 13. Dog Racing: Proposes to prohibit gaming or pari-mutuel entities from racing dogs in connection with wagering; eligibility of such entities to conduct other authorized pari-mutuel and gaming activities is not aected; prohibits wagering on outcome of in-state live dog races. Voters will have a choice to make for each of these amendments. All amendments require a 60 percent public vote for passage. ere are several dierent guides to Constitutional Amendments available online. Visit www.oridaleagueofcities. com for a guide produced by the Florida League of Cities, which provides arguments for and against each proposed amendment. e League of Women VotersÂ guide may be found at www. lwv.org/amendments/ and www.jamesmadison.org contains a guide produced by the James Madison Institute. Visit www.votesjc.com for more information, including the ocial ballot text supplied by the Florida Division of Elections.Guide to FloridaÂs proposed Constitutional AmendmentsBy NewsLine Sta email@example.com
Page 20 | The CreekLine November 2018 GENERAL ELECTION November 6, 2018 OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN ST. JOHNS COUNTY 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 (904) 823-2238 www.votesjc.com Avoid long lines; vote at home. Use the online form www.votesjc.com or call (904) 823-2238 to request your ballot today! The last day to request a ballot to be mailed is October 31st at 5 PM. ON OUR WEBSITE www.votesjc.comVOTE-BY-MAIL VOTERS DON'T WAIT TO RETURN YOUR MAIL BALLOT!Â• Â• Please allow up to 5 business days for return of your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service. RED BOXES Vote-by-Mail drop boxes are available through November 6th at 5 P.M. Locations include all Julington Creek and Ponte Vedra. Vote: ItÂ’s Your Choice! DATES & TIMES~October 24th Â– November 3rd Hours: 8 AM Â– 6 PM Daily At All Locations EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Supervisor of Elections 4455 Avenue A, Suite 101 St. Augustine, FL 32095 St. Augustine Beach City Hall 2200 A1A South St. Augustine, FL 32080 Southeast Branch Library 6670 US 1 South St. Augustine, FL 32086 Ponte Vedra Branch Library 101 Library Blvd. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Julington Creek Annex 725 Flora Branch Blvd. St. Johns, FL 32259 W.E. Harris Community Center 400 E. Harris St. Hastings, FL 32145 When voting on Election Day you MUST vote at the precinct of your legal residence. Find your precinct location and sample ballot on our website under My Voter Status ELECTION DAY November 6, 2018 H Polls open 7 AM Â– 7 PM KNOW WHERE TO VOTE BEFORE YOU GO To locate your polling place visit www.votesjc.com or call 823-2238.We are here to serve you. Please visit our oice, call or use our online forms and resources to help you prepare for Election Day. Â• Check your voter status Â• Change your address before you vote Â• Verify your polling place Â• Track the mailing and receipt of your vote by mail ballot Â• View and print your sample ballot Â• Research constitutional amendments St. Johns Golf and Country Club 205 St. Johns Golf Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32092 Voter information cards are not a valid form a current and valid photo ID when voting in person. If the photo ID does not contain your signature, an additional ID that includes your signature shall be required. Example: Photo on Student ID and signature on a library card are acceptable. If you do not bring any ID, you will be allowed to vote a provisional ballot.Â• Florida Driver License Â• Florida ID Card issued by DMV Â• United States Passport Â• Debit or Credit Card Â• Military ID Â• Student ID Â• Retirement Center ID Â• Neighborhood Association ID Â• Public Assistance ID Â• Veteran Health ID Â• Concealed Weapon ID or Firearm License ID Â• Government Employee ID ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID WHEN VOTING IN PERSON RED BOXES NEW LOCATIONS Want to see your sample ballot in Spanish? Visit votesjc.com Quieres ver tu boleta de muestra en Espaol? Visita votesjc.com
The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 21 Get to Know . travel Â€ pantry raiders Â€ gardening fishing g Â€ e nt e rt ai nm e nt Â€ puzz l e s Get to K G et t t o K o o K K K Life Kim HetrickBy Angela Higginbotham firstname.lastname@example.org Get to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at editor@FloridaNewsLine.com Photo courtesy Kim HetrickKim Hetrick with son Jake.Affordable Monthly Payments www.saintjohnsorthodontics.com Dr. Jason P. Ouellette DDSWe oer the latest orthodontic techniques in a warm, friendly environment. Our sta is committed to giving you and your family confident beautiful smiles. f o r d d d d a a b b b b l l l l e e e e e M o n t h h l l l y y y y a y m e e e n n t t t t t t t t t s s n iq ue s n t. u an d m iles 904-460-2200 FREE CONSULTATION Call Today To Schedule 559 W. Twincourt Trail, Suite 602, St. Augustine, FL 32095 Kim Hetrick spent her childhood both in West Virginia and Washington state. She later moved to Ohio for college where she majored in education. Hetrick and her husband of 25 years, Ron, moved to Julington Creek in 2004. ey have three children, aged 22, 19 and 15. As a parent of a special needs child, Hetrick has devoted herself to countless eorts in supporting special needs children and adults. She is currently leading the Jacksonville chapter of AinsleyÂs Angels, a national nonprot that aims to build awareness about the special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Hetrick has found her passion in encouraging Jacksonville families to run races with their special needs family members. 1. What do you enjoy most about living in St. Johns? I enjoy the small town feel, even though itÂs grown so much since we moved here. ItÂs a great place to raise kids. e schools and family environment are great. I never have to wear a coat, so I love that. 2. How did you become involved with AinsleyÂs Angels?My son, Jake, was pushed in a charity run back in 2013. When I saw him crossing the nish line, it was a powerful moment for me. He loved participating. My husband and I decided to purchase Jake a specialized running chair and we trained with the Couch to 5K app, so that we could run races with him ourselves. AinsleyÂs Angels has an active chapter in Tampa, but Jacksonville didnÂt have one at the time, so I was asked if I wanted become an ambassador. We do fundraisers and, along with corporate donations, weÂve raised money for 10 running chairs to be available for families that would like to participate in a race. Seeing relationships forming and watching families be joyful and excited to participate in a sporting event is the greatest feeling.3. What do you enjoy most about the ability to have your son with you while you run these races?It gets us out of the house and itÂs so nice to have a sport that we can participate in together as a family. ItÂs so nice to be included in races around Jacksonville and to celebrate when we cross the nish line.4. What do you enjoy doing outside of your volunteer work?I became a runner through AinsleyÂs Angels, so I enjoy that. I love the beach, the arts and hanging out with friends.5. What would you consider your greatest accomplishment thus far?With all weÂve been through, our life didnÂt really go as we thought it would. Finding so much joy in Plan B and thriving as a family Â„ IÂm proud of that. closed-caption on television. Presently, heÂs working on a new therapy program using his cell phone to further increase sound understanding even more clearly. Today the external cochlear processor comes in dierent colors and shades. Zemon opted for the darker one, so itÂs barely noticeable. TodayÂs products can hardly be seen under the hair. Zemon rmly believes that if people are still leery about what cochlear implants and severe hearing correction are all about, they should seek out the experts. ÂInformation is key, and what I knew initially barely scratched the surface,ÂŽ he said. ÂA long time ago the surgery cost so much that it seemed as much as heart surgery Â„ itÂs come a long way today and is perfected. ÂItÂs really a life changer. Regardless of whether you are seven or 70, your world opens up all over again!ÂŽ Cochlear implant cont. from pg. 15
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November is known for Pancreatic Awareness Month and as with October and breast cancer, money goes towards the prevention and cure of all forms of this terrible disease. On Oct. 10, Prohibition Kitchen, a local brewery in St. Augustine, helped create a successful night Â„ $3000 was raised (not included in the $10,000 count). More importantly, it helped raise awareness for the cause. Following its Oct. 11 meeting, Relay for Life leadership shifted its focus to gaining sponsors for the event. Already, Northrop Grumman is spearheading the event and is currently the chief sponsor, planning on bringing in half of the current total goal of $120,000. Sponsorship levels ranging from Track Marker Sponsor at $150 to Presenting Sponsor at $10,000 are oered. Each tier has rewards and perks. e beginning starts with a track marker with brand recognition as it compounds bit by bit through the various tiers to the top level having the organization being promoted in every single manner possible with rights to use the American Cancer Society logo in any way. Individuals, too, can receive perks from American Cancer Society swag such as hoodies and coolers for the dierent amounts raised. As usual, schools are going to be a big part of the Relay season this year; with more schools, the Relay is sure to make more money than ever before. erefore, we need the help of everyone in the community to make this the grand slam success the event is. You can register online at RelayForLife.org/ NSTJ as well as create a team, join a team, or make a donation. Relay for Life of North St. Johns County will be held at Allen D. Nease High School on April 27. Email r. firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Relay for Life: How You Can HelpBy Atharva Palande email@example.comPhoto courtesy Atharva PalandeThe committee behind the successful speakeasy at Prohibition Kitchen. Local breast cancer prevention fundraising group Hope Floats held its second annual Block Party for Breast Cancer at Taps Bar & Grill on Saturday, Sept. 29. anks to the overwhelming support of the community, Hope Floats raised more than $55,000 in services for men, women and families affected by breast cancer (yes, men get breast cancer, too.) ese services are provided via the DONNA Careline Program (www.thedonnafoundation.org/ programs). Hope Floats and e Donna Foundation would like to acknowledge everyone involved in making this event possible: personal ÂchefsÂŽ Glenn Trcalek and Rich Frangello who kept the crowd fed for more than six hours; local students who volunteered their time to entertain kids through face-painting, creating balloon animals and inatable sports center; generous sponsors; and the musicians who kept everyone moving all day long. ÂWe would also like to thank Taps for hosting the event, and last but not least, we thank former Hope Floats board member and friend, LaQuita Barnhart, whose legacy inspires us to face adversity with hope, faith and grace,ÂŽ said Hope Floats board member Jody Palmer. Hope FloatsÂ next two events are: e Many Faces of Breast Cancer (Exhibit and Cocktail Party) on Jan. 26, 2019 at 2689 Rosselle Street in Jacksonville e second annual Shop e Closets Event (gently-used womenÂs clothing sale) on March 31, 2019 (location TBD.) Check the ÂHope Floats to benet the Donna Foundation (Events, Races, etc)ÂŽ Facebook page regularly to see updates on activities.Hope Floats takes big strides towards ÂfinishingÂŽ breast cancerBy NewsLine Sta firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto courtesy Hope FloatsChristina Burget, Donna Deegan, Meghan Banach, Chris Hobson, Kerri Henderson, Patty Frangello, Jody Palmer, Cathy Trcalek, Cristi Wagner, Tania Wood, Barney Barnhart, and Cathy Murphy at the Block Party.
The CreekLine November 2018 | Page 25 Our #1 Priority: Your Children!Classes are exciting and motivating! Fun Additional Programs! (904) 260 4866www.starlightjax.com Now Registering for Fall Classes Holiday Camps Â• Call Today Additional Programs AvailableGreat Birthday parties. Fun Fridays Â• Home School Classes More than 200 people crowded into the oces of United Way of St. Johns County, as the organization and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce welcomed all members of the community Â„ government ocials, business owners, volunteers, partner nonprots and local residents Â„ to the Renovation Celebration on Sept. 27. ÂAt United Way-SJC our work is focused outside our walls, as it should be,ÂŽ said Bobby Crum, chairman of the board. ÂIt was apparent that it was time to invest in our infrastructure if we were to increase our impact. A combination of multiple years of delayed repairs, hurricane damage from Irma, sta growth and basic oce needs made renovation inevitable. With the support of our community and partners, we were able to take this important step.ÂŽ Outside repairs addressed exterior leaks, gutters and roof issues. e building, located on Bridge Street in St. Augustine, was sealed and professionally painted. Landscaping was donated, new signs were hung and a new door welcomes those entering from the parking area. Inside, removing walls allowed for natural light to enter the building and space for collaborative work. Worn ooring was removed and walls were repaired and painted. e new ADA-compliant restroom was installed and a fresh coat of white paint created the illusion that the ceilings were raised. Contributions from many partners ranged from the donation of temporary oce space during construction by Flagler College to grants from Rotary Club of St. Augustine. Just more than 80 percent of the funds have been raised for this project; the balance, up to $20,000, is matched by the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. ose wishing to make a contribution to this capital campaign can text RENO to 40403 or visit unitedway-sjc.org/ donate. ÂEach day that I have entered the oce since we started this process, my heart has lifted. Each member of our sta is overjoyed that we now have an ecient, safe, and yes, attractive work space,ÂŽ said Melissa Nelson, president and CEO. ÂAt United Way, our work is rewarding, but it is also sometimes emotionally challenging. Our renovated space inspires us to continue our ght for the health, education and nancial stability of every person in our community. We canÂt thank the community enough for being part of this eort.ÂŽ United Way of St. Johns County celebrates oce space renovationBy NewsLine Sta email@example.comPhoto courtesy United Way of St. Johns CountyUnited Way of St. Johns County celebrated its newly completed renovation on Sept. 27. Helping Hands of St. Johns County will meet on Friday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. at Faith Community Church, 3450 County Road 210W. is is a change in the regular meeting day. e group will nish stung stockings for military members in Iraq and Afghanistan. Helping Hands is partnering with Our Lady Of Good Counsel Church in this eort. If you are interested in bringing items for either snack or health and beauty aids stockings, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the list. Several area Girl Scout troops, homeschoolers and the community have already lled more than 200 stockings. Helping Hands has had a busy few weeks and delivered hurricane comfort kits to remen to bring to the Carolinas for disaster relief. ey also participated and raised money for e Donna Foundation / Hope Floats for breast cancer awareness month. e group also continues to support the mission of the Homeless Coalition and St. Francis House. In October, over 50 small Christmas trees were decorated for Community Peds Hospice families. e group is now in its 9th year of this project. e Fallen Heroes Military Tribute will take place on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at Faith Community Church. 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Last month, Floyd was recognized regionally for her hard work by winning the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) ÂLibrary Innovation Award.ÂŽ is award recognizes an innovative program or service that has demonstrated impact on the community a NEFLIN library serves. Over the course of the last year and half, Floyd used her original curriculum to teach free handwriting and cursive classes at the Southeast Branch Library. Welcoming students of various ages, from kindergarteners to teenagers, her unique handwriting and cursive course continues to receive rave reviews from students and parents. Floyd said, ÂA special thanks to the parents that suggested this class, to the hundreds of students that attended, and to NEFLIN for this recognition.ÂŽ For more information about free handwriting and cursive classes at the Southeast Branch library, visit any SJCPLS branch or bookmobile in person or online at www.sjcpls.org. 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Suicide aects people from all walks of life and in all age groups, but young people have been hardest hit by what has become a suicide epidemic. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth ages 10 Â… 24, and the second leading cause of death among young adults aged 25 Â… 34. Even suicide among adults aged 35 Â… 54 is on the rise. (Source: afsp.org/StateFacts). Military and law enforcement personnel are also among those most aected. As the statistics rise, many people are starting to wonder who is protecting those who are protecting us. How, we ask, can we help our loved ones who are in crisis? Fortunately, there are some answers. e American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was started in 1987 by a small group of families Â„ each of whom had lost someone to suicide Â„ who were alarmed by the startling rise in suicide over the previous four decades. Concerned for the future of their communities, they pooled resources to fund suicide prevention research and education. e AFSP now has local chapters in all 50 states. Its core strategies include research, education, advocacy, and direct services to communities nationwide. With its mission to ÂSave Lives, and Bring Hope to ose Aected by Suicide,ÂŽ the AFSP helps both those in crisis and suicide survivors. With its Out of the Darkness community walks, the AFSP reaches out to communities, erases the stigma of suicidality and mental health struggles, and raises funds for its ongoing programs and resources. Easy online registration for the Community Walk is available at www.afsp. org/StAugustine. On-site registration is available on event day from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Donations and sponsorships support the work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions concerning event participation, donations, or sponsorship. 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ÂWe knew we had to ght to nd an early detection method for pancreas cancer,ÂŽ Zitiello said. ÂAnd since the Zitiello, Funk and Townsend families were very close, it made sense to support both causes.ÂŽ After a year of incorporating and plan-Pancreas Cancer cont. from pg. 1ning, the rst Champions for Hope Celebrity Golf Classic was held in June 2017 and was able to donate $550,000 to Mayo Clinic for pancreas cancer research and $200,000 to the JT Townsend Foundation. e second event in 2018 resulted in donations to Mayo in the amount of $350,000 along with $150,000 for the JT Townsend Foundation. e Champions for Hope Celebrity Golf Classic is the sole fundraising event of the Funk-Zitiello Foundation and they do it up right. e Friday night before the Saturday golf tournament is Gala Night at the TPC Clubhouse. Zitiello said approximately 260 people attend the gala, which features a live and silent auction, a VIP reception, dinner, and this past year, dancing to the Chris ompson Band, YOU DREAM IT, WE DESIGN IT 904-229-7895 Kitchen Design Cabinets10210 San Jose Blvd, Jax, FL 32257 Free Appliance Package (up to $3500) with Kitchen remodel Call for details Grand Opening&FULL KITCHEN BATH REMODELS which donates their time. As many items as possible are donated so that the maximum amount possible can be donated to the causes. On Saturday morning, the main event is held at the TPC Stadium Course. Each foursome is paired up with a local celebrity, such as a PGA TOUR or Champions Tour player, a Jacksonville Jaguars player, an NFL alumnus or other local celebrity. Zitiello said the highlight is what happens on the practice range before the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Âe JT Townsend Memorial Gospel Choir, directed by Vickie Ferrie, performs. It is so moving to hear the inspiring music in such a beautiful setting,ÂŽ Zitiello said. e tournament features donated food or beverage or a golf challenge on each of the Dr. Mike Freidl, Leon Fowler, Fred Funk, Dr. Chris Swanson, Chris Luzar and Matt Garrity at the Champions for Hope Celebrity Golf Classic. Blake Zitiello, Judi Zitiello and Lisa Fallon on the balcony at TPC Sawgrass. Fred Funk, Len Mattiace and Judi Zitiello. 18 holes to ensure that a good time is had by all. Last year, 18 foursomes played in the tournament. Today, Zitiello acts as the managing director of the Funk-Zitiello Foundation in addition to counseling friends of friends who have been diagnosed with pancreas cancer. She chronicles her journey in a blog, www.zjudes.com, hoping that someone will nd a little hope and encouragement. She has what she calls a Âspecial connectionÂŽ with grandson Jude, who was named after her and was born one week after her rst diagnosis; Zitiello found that her cancer had returned this summer. She considers herself a miracle, as only 9 percent of those diagnosed with pancreas cancer live ve years. She plans to make it past that anniversary in April of 2019. ÂI truly believe that God has given me this extra time, and I had better do something good with it,ÂŽ Zitiello said. Visit www.championsforhopegolf.com for more information about the Funk-Zitiello FoundationÂs Champions for Hope Celebrity Golf Classic. eir text to pledge number is (904) 530-2331. Visit www.jttownsendfoundation.org for more information about the JT Townsend Foundation and visit www.pancan.org for more information about pancreas cancer. 10041 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville FL 32257 904-600-4ART (4278)vintageartsinc.com Your boutique for vintage, new, home and lifestyle. and nonalcoholic beverages will also be served. A cash bar is available. e cost of the luncheon is $20. Make your check payable to BTNC and mail to Mary Ann Kriniske at 156 Worthington Parkway, St. Johns, FL 32259 no later than Nov. 6. Include your entree choice in the memo line. Bartram Trail Newcomers and WomenÂs Club also has a number of upcoming special events: Sunday, Nov. 25 at 12 p.m. Â… Dinner and the play ÂElfÂŽ at Alhambra Dinner eatre. ÂElfÂŽ is the story of Buddy, a young orphan who sneaks into SantaÂs present bag and ends up at the North Pole. Buddy is unaware that he is a human and embarks on a journey to New York to nd his real father. Friday, Nov. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Â… A docentled tour of the Stetson Mansion Holiday Tour in DeLand. Besides the beautiful holiday decorations which change every year, visitors can enjoy the craftsmanship of the mansion and learn the history of the inhabitants and their special guests. Bartram Trail Newcomers and WomenÂs Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from September to May at local restaurants for lunch. In addition to the monthly meetings, the club has a wide variety of interest groups, including Bridge, Continental Rummy, Pennies Canasta, Mexican Train dominoes, Bunko, Mah Jongg, golf, recipe exchange, monthly special events, book clubs, lunch and matinee, Lunch Divas, Ladies Night Out, a nature walk group and community projects. For club information, contact Beth Rosado, at email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/BTNC1.Local author to speak at AAUW November meetingLocal author Laura Lee Smith will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 8 meeting of the St. Augustine branch of the American Association of University Women. e program, open to the public, will take place at the Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S. Ponte Vedra Blvd. Smith will discuss her latest book, Âe Ice House,ÂŽ published in 2017, a novel that follows the intertwining paths of an ice-house owner in Jacksonville and his estranged son, who is a single father living in Scotland. A native of Red Bank, N.J., Smith grew up in Lake Worth and has also lived in Gainesville and Atlantic Beach. She earned bachelor and masterÂs degrees from the University of North Florida and now resides in St. Augustine with her husband and children. Prior to the program, there will be at luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $35, which includes an entre, salad, bread, tea or coee, dessert, tip and tax. Entre choices are chicken piccata, grilled Atlantic salmon and Mediterranean pasta. e reservation deadline for the luncheon is Wednesday, Oct. 31. For reservations, contact Peggy Kinchen at (505) 980-7865 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the organization is available at staugustine-.aauw.net.Briefs cont. from pg. 18
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In learning the facts, attendees can make informed decisions about behaviors that impact local water, beaches and neighborhoods in a positive way. e October program was held at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR), where Todd Osborne, Ph.D., assistant professor of Coastal Biogeochemistry at e Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, and Dr. Nikki Dix, Ph.D, research director of the GTMNERR spoke about the St. Johns 450 SR 13 at Race Track Rd (next to Publix) (904) 230-3242 www.wbu.com/jacksonville Jax Beach 4138 Third Street South (between Trader Joes and Staples) (904) 246-6832 www.jacksonvillebeach.wbu.com Daily Savings Club Members save 15% on food every day!Daily Savings Members can save 5% additional with coupon for a single food purchase.*Valid only at the participating stores listed. One discount per purchase. Oer not valid on previous purchases, Optics, Daily Savings Club Memberships or sale items. Cannot be combined with other coupons/discounts. Coupon expires 11/30/18. 20% OFF One Regularly Priced Item* *Valid only at the participating stores listed. One bag per person. Offer not valid on previous purchases, gift cards, optics, DSC memberships or sale items. Items must fit fully inside our designated WBU shopping bag and may not extend beyond the bag handles. Offer valid in-store only 11/23/18 thru 11/24/18. 25% OFF Everything that Fits in a WBU Bag* Black Friday and Small Business Saturday onlyItems may not extend beyond the handles. Exclusions apply. Oer valid in store only 11/23/18 through 11/24/18. St. Johns County Audubon presents monthly education programsBy Mary Conte firstname.lastname@example.org of the Summer Haven River and its restoration. St. Johns County AudubonÂs regular educational programs are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the St. Johns River State College, 2990 College Drive in St. Augustine in room C-116. Meeting are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Future programs will explore topics such as Âe North Florida Land Trust: Saving Habitat for WildlifeÂŽ with Emily Dunn; ÂBirding 101ÂŽ with Brett Moyer; ÂPhotographing Birds EthicallyÂŽ with Gary Whiting; and Âe Shorebird Stewarding ProgramÂŽ with Jean Rolke. Visit www.stjohnsaudubon.com for more information about monthly programs and many other events for the 2018 Â… 2019 season. ÂFanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.ÂŽ ~ George Santayana, philosopher and essayist Is your golf game giving a return on your investment for the time and money you are putting into your practice/playing sessions? Or are you becoming a fanatic who has forgotten his aim by doing the same things that keep your game in Âgolf bankruptcy?ÂŽ So many golfers are penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to equipment, instruction, and a proper practice plan for a better golf payo. If I had a nickel for each person who tells me: ÂI purchased an inexpensive Âstarter setÂŽ to see if I like the gameÂŽ or ÂMy dad let me borrow these clubs so IÂm using these until I get betterÂŽ or ÂIÂve gotten a beginner a set of clubs for a gift.ÂŽ (A gift of golf clubs, without being tted, is like using a debit card without knowing what the balance in your checking account is Â„ the chances of getting balanced in the golf swing is a high risk proposition). Bottom line, using a club too short or too long resembles someone bobbing for apples, making it dicult to get a proper sweep from all his Âworking capital.ÂŽ Players hitting balls on the range without proper aim or a set up that encourages balance in the swing is like watching an addict dumping coins in a slot machine with no return. With this rationale added up in nickels I should be rich by nowÂƒ Typical novice ÂGolf Investment PortfolioÂŽ for one month: $250: Starter set at various discount sporting goods stores $175: Range ball bucket at $7 to practice with 25 times $10: Golf glove (to cover the blisters on left hand from inexpensive grips) that is too big, and causes more blisters because it creases. After one month, by the time the player hits golf recession that turns into golf depression, itÂs time to Âsell outÂŽ or Âreinvest.ÂŽ Sample ÂProposed Plan PortfolioÂŽ for month number two: $ 60: Lesson evaluation (can be credited towards a lesson package) $ 850 Fitted equipment (ve clubs with soft grips that need no glove) + bag and a ve-lesson package $ 125 for 25 medium range buckets (one time per week), $50 savings. Month #1 = $435 with no golf reward return on investment Month #2 = $975 with serious golf reward return on investment that includes getting rid of cheap starter set that doesnÂt t, undo all the bad habits hitting balls for a month with mis-tted equipment (which takes up the rst two lessons of the lesson package), and throwing away one useless golf glove. So when we do the math for people interested in learning how to play golf, or experiencing a golf Ârecession,ÂŽ itÂs important to get proper guidance to discourage frivolous golf spending and put their money down on smart golf stock options. ereÂs prosperity for those golf addicts out there that stop gambling and start securing their golf future by doing the math: Get a plan + Get tted + Take lessons = Save Time and Money Keep the Flow and Let it Go! Janie C. Farina is a 26-year LPGA teaching and club professional in St. Johns County. Email her at email@example.com with comments or questions for future articles. By Janie C. 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We also oer individual and family therapy, educational groups and workshops.12412 San Jose Blvd., Suite 203 | Jacksonville, FL 32223 Phone: 904-432-3321 | Fax: 904-432-3324www.nautilusbehavioralhealth.com Assessments we oer include: Â• Psychoeducational (IQ & Achievement) Â• ADHD Â• Gifted Â• Memory Â• Standardized Testing Accommodations Â• Infant/Toddler Development 2018 2019 St. Johns County School Calendar Teacher Optional Planning Teacher Planning (non-student day) Teacher Inservice (non-student day) Classes Resume Student/Teacher Holiday End of Quarter _Underline = testing dates NOVEMBER 2018 12 22 21 23As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to decline, the annual southward migration of baitsh goes into full swing. One of the many varieties of sh taking part in this migration is mullet. Both ngerlings and adult mullet will congregate along the Atlantic coastline, forming schools that can seemingly last for miles, steadily pushing south till their winter destination is reached. Timing for this bait run can never be certain as weather can often speed up or slow down this event. Frequent checking at the beach this time of year should eventually reveal schooling mullet in the surf, and when the run is actually taking place. Prime times to encounter mullet closest to the shore is usually early in the morning, or very early evening just before dark. Being right up on the beach makes them easier targets for cast netting. On a good outing, reaching the state limit of 50 mullet can be an easy task. Unlike river mullet, ocean mullet are a much more desirable table fare. ey are especially good for frying and have a very light avorful meat. With the fall mullet run comes another little bonus. at bonus happens to be all the larger sh looking to make meals of the schooling mullet. One species of sh we can surely expect to be in the surf at this time is the bluesh. When blues are running in the surf, shing for them can be a nonstop blast. With their colossal appetites, you might be lucky if your bait ever reaches the bottom before hooking up. Losing hooks repeatedly is common, as their razor sharp teeth can easily bite through your leader. When hooked, blues like to run, sometimes jump, and often fool you into thinking you have hooked something much bigger than what you actually have. Any cut bait on a heavy mono leader (or even wire) will be all you need to ensure some classic battles when they are biting. One trick to cleaning bluesh is after removing the skin, cut a V in the darker lateral line and lift it from the remaining let. By doing so you will have removed the strong shy taste most people donÂt care for. Soak the let in buttermilk, dredge in your favorite batter mix, and deep fry. Should be pretty tasty. Whether you catch one, some, or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Fishing Report : A minor late shrimp run has occurred. Not enough shrimp for shrimping, but enough to bring on a decent fall bite for drum, sheepshead, reds, and an occasional ounder o the end of docks and pilings. Best bites have been south of Buckman all the way to Green Cove. Email your Catch of the Month photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Photo courtesy Bill Braman Bear Braman, with a Redfish caught o a live croaker south of the Shands Bridge in mid-September. The fish Âput up one heck of a fightÂŽ according to BearÂs dad, Bill Braman. AN IMPACTADVERTISING THAT MAKESON YOUR BUSINESSÂ“Â“HarborChase of Mandarin is a brand new premier senior living community in Jacksonville. We have had a great success with the Florida NewsLine. community. 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On a more positive note, hailing from another clime, albeit more than 30 years ago, I really love the onset of cooler weather. (And even ÂcoldÂŽ weather, in this climate zone.) So much so, that autumn is my time for walks on the beach and generally enjoying getting out and about, after the blistering summer heat has moderated. I think many people would agree that itÂs more appealing weather for gardening too, and there are plenty of tasks to tackle. One such project may be planting a new bed in good time to allow the plants to settle in before the colder months of January and February. ere are plenty of resources to turn to for ideas, and perhaps the most useful one is the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (R) program. ere are nine principles governing the program, with ÂRight Plant, Right PlaceÂŽ being the rst and probably the most important; it covers all the information needed for success. For an overview and links to detailed guidance on design and plant choice, begin here https://.ifas.u.edu/. is video from the Polk County Extension oce is a good introduction to the program and not overly specic to their county: https:// tinyurl.com/yczc5ycv. To keep your cool season vegetable production well organized, decide what you can reasonably eat (unless you like to share your bounty or are adept at home canning and freezing), and plant small quantities of your favorites at intervals. Some of the brassicas and mustards are large plants and you may only need a few to satisfy your needs. Broccoli produces small tender side shoots resembling the large main head after it has been harvested, and can be treated as a Âcut and come againÂŽ vegetable. Carrots are slow growing, but a short row sown every week or two through the season may suce. ese are tactics from which we all would benet. IÂve certainly been too gung-ho in the past, and my family has made it clear that some vegetables can quickly lose their appeal if they appear too often on the menu. Refer to the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide for what to plant, and when: http://edis.ifas.u.edu/vh021. is is a comprehensive guide that is well worth consulting regularly. Certain culinary herbs that struggle in FloridaÂs summer will be coming into their own. For an illustrated guide to herbs and how to grow them, check out this PowerPoint presentation: https://tinyurl.com/yd3fdtku. Autumn-blooming wildowers along our roadsides have been delightful. e tall billowy yellow owers are goldenrods (Solidago spp.) which make a spectacular display when massed. However, not all species are suitable for a modest sized garden, as some can spread aggressively. Check out this article about ChapmanÂs goldenrod (S. odora), one of the more restrained species: https://tinyurl.com/ y74s8fbz. And there are cultivars available in the nursery trade which have been bred for desirable characteristics. My beautyberry bushes (Callicarpa americana) are putting on their fall display of luscious magenta berries Â„ a real treat for mockingbirds, who nd them irresistible. It reminds me that I share ÂmyÂŽ space with other creatures, seen and unseen, and prompts me to try to tread lightly and considerately in my dealings with others Â„ of all descriptions.
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YouÂll nd this place in Edgeeld, S.C. Sning out the Winchester Museum brings you to one of the SouthÂs hidden gems: a small interactive museum with world-class exhibits. After a museum tour, lling as a anksgiving feast, you can head over to the Palmetto Center, on NWTF property, with two sporting clay courses, ve trap and skeet overlays, and a 3D archery range. e Winchester is the worldÂs only museum dedicated to wild turkey restoration, management and hunting. It tells the wild turkeyÂs amazing comeback story. An important source of food for the pioneers and the expanding country, their population by the 1930s had dwindled to about 200,000. Work to restore them began with the capture and relocate method. By 1973 the population of the native North American birds rose to nearly a million. Since then, it has grown to near full capacity around 6.5 to 7 million Â„ still a tiny fraction of the countryÂs consumption of its cousins on a single anksgiving Day. Wildlife management remains key to maintaining a thriving population. A tour of the museum begins with 3D dioramas of the ve wild turkey subspecies. Despite Looney Tunes portrayals, the male struts with more glamor and colorful feathers than the dressed-down female. Children are especially attracted to an exhibition featuring a Disney-quality animated Cherokee Indian who shares legends about wild turkeys. e mesmerizing movement of his hands is eerily real. Around the corner, another lifelike character sits in a rocking chair, telling stories about the history of turkey hunting, conservation and the NWTF. e aura of the place pays due homage to the turkeyÂs role in American history and culture. Entering the virtual reality theater transports you deep into a forest at the break of dawn. As light begins to appear, the sounds of nature mixing with early morning calls of wild turkeys emerge. Hear wings ap as they y from their roosts. ose who have had the delight of seeing wild turkeys probably recall them strutting on the ground, but they sleep in trees. If the call of the wild moves you, take up a laser-like gun to bag a wild turkey on video. Newbie hunters nd this interactive opportunity a terric introduction and simulation of the sport. Meander over to the call center to learn how to make the sounds that hunters use to call turkeys, enticing them in a vulnerable direction. Use your phoneÂs video camera to capture the hilarious cacophony! One of the museumÂs most treasured collections features historic turkey calls donated by master makers Neil Cost and M.L. Lynch. ese Smithsonian quality art pieces showcase the exquisite work of extraordinary craftsmen. e display cases provide compelling visual explanations of the evolution of turkey calls, spanning more than one hundred years. Visitors may also climb into a retired USDA Forest Service helicopter to watch a movie, much like an IMAX lm. e lm makes guests feel like theyÂre in ight. Participants look down on rangers igniting and tracking a prescribed forest burn. National Wild Turkey Federation Museum: www.nwtf.org Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi LanderÂs stories and travel tips.Photo courtesy Debi LanderWild Turkey hunters statue at the Winchester Museum.
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