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The Florida Department of
Transportation is planning im-
provements to allow for a smoother
ride along San Jose Boulevard. The
project would include changes in
median openings and ramps to
provide safer trips for seven-tenths
ofa mile on San Jose Boulevard
from Hartley Road to south of
Claire Lane. The recommendations
are the result of a comprehensive
safety study of the corridor com
ducted by the FDOT. If all goes
according to the current schedule,
construction on the proposed
changes estimated at $5.3 million
would start in the summer



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October 2010

Volume 5, Issue 1

Have you seen these signs? "It matters to that starfish"

Florida DOT announces Star6sh Circus comes to town
By Danielle Wirsonsky
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diab rialdsi at roHabollas,
exotic sounding names. They also
happen to be the name of skills
and acts that are usually performed
in a circus-and that is just what
came into town. Last month, on
September 10 and 11 the Starfish
Circus group traveled to Douglas
Anderson where they put on one
heck of a show.
The Starfish circus is a travel-
ing troupe that is an extension of
the Aerial Angels group that goes
from school to school teaching. In
2003, when at a circus performer
convention, a politically charged
actor challenged everyone to say
how he or she created positive
change in the world. The troupe
said that they taught occasional
workshops in schools. "Well, what
does that do?" asked the challenger.
"Maybe you teach them a cart
wheel or something, but it doesn't
make a real difference.
From a half-serious vow
later that night to "Change the
world, one cartwheel at a time!"
the idea for Starfish Circus grew.
The experience is about facing
fears and undergoing new things
in a safe environment, creating a
meaningful performance together,

of 2012.
a The project
includes install
ing a directions
traffic signal
for southbound
traffic on San
Jose turning
into the WA
Mart north of
Claire Lane.
It would allow
for traffic going
into the Wal
Mart center to
cross San Jose with the benefit of
a protected signal. Southbound
through traffic would not be
impacted by the new signal. The
signal would be synchronized with
the existing traffic light at Claire
Lane, meaning most northbound
traffic would not have to stop
twice. A second left turn lane for
southbound traffic on San Jose
Boulevard turning east onto Claire
Lane would be added. Claire Lane
between San Jose Boulevard and
the RiverPlace shopping center
would be slightly widened and
FDOT cont. on page 9

Aerial silk and hoop and triple trapeze performers rehearsing on the

supporting our partners through-
out, discovering a field of theatre
and the arts many students may
not have considered before and giv-
ing confidence to each individual
student to appreciate their bodies,
capabilities and achievements.
Another source of inspiration
for the creation of the Starfish Cir
cus was this anecdote, as written on
the Starfish Circus website (www.
starfishcircus.com). It is also an ex-
planation for the name of Starfish
Circus. The tide goes out, leaving
thousands of starfish stranded on

the beach. A little boy walks down
the beach, picking up starfish and
throwing them into the ocean. A
man approaches and says, "Why
bother? You'll never get them all.
It won't matter." The little boy
picks up a starfish, flings it into the
water and says, "It matters to that
Bradley Akers was the comedy
squad assistant director. He helped
out James Warfield, the coach in
charge of the comedy portions of

Starfish Circus cont. on pg 17

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Page3 What'sNew
Page 4 School District Journal
Page 5 Remember When?
Page 6 Crime Stoppers
Page 7 Cheaponomics
Page 10 What's new with flu?
Page 11 Wizarding World
Page 12 Encore!
Page 13 Mandarin Council mixer
Page 14 New student writers
Page 15 Mandarin Women's Club
Page 16 Gardening
Page 17 Faith News
Page 18 Organic Lifestyles
Page 19 Book Review
Mah Jongg
Page 20 MHS Sports Roundup
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Page 22 Kol Joy
Page 23 Yard of the Month

years and years ago
they put on a show
to buy a fire truck for
the new volunteer fire
station. It was a magi
.f cal atmosphere.
r- This was the
perfect atmosphere
( of relaxed southern
v 1 spirit for author and
architect Pat Pattillo
to discuss his book
"St. Dunstan's and
7 John" and the area's
historic Carpenter
Gothic churches. His
Andrew Morrow, executive director of the Mandarin lecture was art of the
Museum and Historical Soaety, author Pat Pattillo and H.L 2
and Hilda Bryson. Third Thursday Lec
ture Series sponsored
ches would patience, only conversations about by the Mandarin Museum and
as way back citrus and when to fertilize, talk Historical Society and the Man
was no im- of the Mandarin Players and how Pat Pattillo cont. on page 9

By Karl Kennel|
Thursday eve-
ning, September 16,
the weather was per-
fect-it was cool and
just right with just a
touch of fall's com-
ing. Gathered outside
of the Mandarin
Community Center
were residents await-
ing that evening's
Third Thursday Lec-
ture. What made this
special is that while
awaiting the arrival of
the key to open the
doors, this group re
flected the same scene
of how members of
Carpenter Gothic chur
gather for social events
as the Civil War. There

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$14 for members and $15 for non
members. For reservations or ad-
ditional information, please call Iris
by October 24 at 268-2459.

The MOMS Club of Jackson_
ville/Mandarin-SE offers support
for stay at home and part-time
working moms living in zip code
32258. With the club you will have
enriching activities for you and your
children, during the day when you
need the most support. A sample of
activities includes park days, beach
days, monthly socials, playgroups
and field trips to the zoo and mu-
seums. For additional information,
please email semandarinmoms@

The All Star Quilters Guild
will have an Arts and Craft Tag Sale
on Saturday, October 30 from 8:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Chris
tian Church of Jacksonville, located
at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. There
will be lots of quilts and quilting
supplies plus other craft projects, a
great way to start Christmas gifts!
For more information or if you
would like to participate, please
contact Julie Mainor at 571-9172
or e-mail her at cheezdoodle02@

The Italian American Club
opens its doors to the community
this month for Festa Italiana. Mark
your calendars and don't miss this
classic event! This year we will have
several outdoor activities for the
kids, plus our homemade dinners,
desserts, pizza, zeppolis, sausage and

peppers and so much more. The
dates are Friday, October 22 from
4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday,
October 23 from 10:00 a.m. until
9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 24
from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.
For details, please call the club at
268-2882 or check out our website
at www.iacofjacksonville.com. There
are no admission fees. Come and
enjoy this special weekend!

Sierra Club Northeast Florida
will hold their general meeting on
Monday, October 11 at Lakewood
Presbyterian Church, located at
2001 University Boulevard in the
Fellowship Room in the rear of the
church. Social time begins at 6:45
p.m. and the Program begins at 7:30
p.m. The Gulf of Mexico is the only
known spawning area for Western
Atlantic bluefin tuna. The Gulf
also provides important habitat to
a variety of other severely depleted
marine animals, such as leatherback
sea turtles and sailfish. Join the Pew
Environment Group's Cameron
Jaggard to learn about the common
threat that surface longhne fishing
gear poses to these rare and beauti-
ful marine animals, what is being
done to protect them in the wake
of the oil spill disaster and how you
can take action. For more informa-
tion,1p81ease contact Janet Larson at

The Mandarin Garden Club
will be holding its fall joint meeting
on Thursday, October 14 at 10:00
a.m. at the clubhouse located at
What's New cont. on page 5

Do you have community or club news you would
like included in Mandarin NewsLine?
Then contact Marrie Thompson ar:
editor@mandarinnewshne.com or 886-4919.

n at beginning at 10:30 a.m. tion, please call 733-0516 or email
nesday, October 20 at the alex9520@comcast.net.
Inn Mandarin. The Vintage
will perform "Bits and Shuffleboard is played on
a dramatic presentation. Thesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin
t of the luncheon is $14. For Park (south end of Mandarin Road)
ons, please call 262-8719. next to the tennis courts at the park
entrance. Beginners are welcome.

the club

e South Mandarin Regional
located at 12125 San Jose
rd, will present an author
book signing delivered by
. Wall., author of "Pulled by
rt" on Saturday, October 9
p.m. Ellen Kort, Poet Laure
isconsin describes "Pulled
eart" as "... Nancy T. Wall's
nd honest story of reshaping
to fit two different cultures.
he leaves the United States
y the man she loves in the
East, she discovers she has
the Middle East as well. She
ot have anticipated the many
he journey would take her,
expected directions in which
ld be pulled, and the dan
encounter." This program
nd open to all. For more
tion, please call 288-6385.

honor ofVeteran's Day, the
in Community Club will
reath laying ceremony on
y, November 11. Scheduled
n, the ceremony will take
the Veteran's Memorial lo-
thin the Billard Commemo-
ark, located at 11641 Brady
ll interested members of the
nity are invited to attend.
her information, please call
C office at 268-1622 or visit
's website at www.mandarin-

Just show up, unless it rains.

The October General Meeting
of the All Star Quilters Guild will
be held on Monday, October 18
at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian
Church ofJacksonville, located at
11924 San Jose Boulevard. This is
the annual meeting with elections
of officers for 2011. The program,
"Portrait of a Quilt Artist," will be
presented by Julie Mainor, whose art
quilts of Florida scenes are stunning.
Please join us! For more informal
tion, please contact Dot Butler
at 642-6574 or visit us at www.

progrT e f rpd risd omcet e u8b
will be Tom Edwards on "Living
Trust: 8 Myths on Medicaid/Estate
Planning." The program will be
held at the Ramada Inn, located at
3130 Hartley Road and doors open
at 10:30. Club membership is open
to all women. The luncheon cost is


The Mandarin Chapter of
AARP meets the third Friday of
every month at 2:00 p.m. at Au-
gdstine I dm o ed a 10""
non-profit, non-partisan member-
ship organization, affiliated with
the national AARP. Our activities
and programs are designed to help
people age 50 and over improve the
quality of their lives. Visitors are
welcome! For additional informa-


Art Director

Commumty Happenmgs

The Jacksonville Regional luncheon
Chamber of Commerce Mandarin on Wed
Council announces that their 14th Ramada
annual Chili Cook-Off, with title Players
sponsor Verizon, will be held on Pieces,"
Saturday, November 13 at River- The cos
Place Shopping Center. Come out reservation
and enjoy many types of chili, music
and fun family activities! Proceeds Th
benefit the Wounded Warrior Library,
Project, Mandarin Food Bank and Bouleva
Junior Achievement. Those inter talk and
ested in participating as a contestant Nancy T
should contact Randy Thomas at the Hea
735-9088. at 2:00
ate of W
The Mandarin Senior Center by the H
is planning a Garage Sale on Friday, direct a
October 1 from 9:00 a.m. until her life
2:00 p.m. at the center, located on When s
Hartley Road between San Jose to marr
Boulevard and St. Augustine Road. Middle
Clothes, toys, kitchen wares, small married
appliances, furniture, knick knacks could n
will all be available for sale! We may places t
even have a plant sale too. Come the une
join the fun! Open to all. she wou
gers she
The 50th class reunion of the is free a
Andrew Jackson High School Class informal
of 1961 will be held on Friday and
Saturday, April land 2, 2011 at the In
Renaissance Resort in World Golf Mandar
Village. Please plan on joining us hold a w
for a weekend of food, fun, fellow- Thursda
ship and renewing friendships with for noo
classmates from the Class of 1961. place at
Please contact the 50th Reunion cated wi
Committee at 288-8194 for ad- native P
ditional information. Road. A
The River City Women's Club For furt
will hold its monthly meeting and the MC


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district level; and 6) similar open-
ness a thomuniriapnalk d number

one in the area of quality control,
noting our rigorous accountability
systems and comprehensive data
systems. Duval County is one
of only six districts in the state
that uses a pay for performance
program for teachers and school
administrators, using individual
student data to show the academic
movement of students. Last year,
the district implemented On
Course, an online gradebook sys-
tem that gives parents an opportu-
nity to review individual student
grades, homework assignments
and attendance. This tool enables
teachers and administrators to col-
laborate and effectively communi-
cate with parents on their student's
Deepest sympathies:
A sad note. Nancy Winn,
the bookkeeper at Crown Point
Elementary School for the past 25
years, passed away on September
5. Loved by all who worked for her
and with her, Winn will be deeply
missed by the Mandarin school
community. Our sympathy goes
out to all of her family, friends and
Important dates:
October 5: School Board Meet-
ing, 6:00 p.m.; Cline Audito-
rium, 1701 Prudential Drive
October 6: Student Early Release
October 20: Student Early Re-
lease Day
October 25: Teacher Planning
Day (No school for students)
Don't forget to vote on Novem-
ber 2 Election Day.
Thought for the Day:
The difference between school
and life? In school, you're taught a
lesson and then given a test. In life,
you're given a test that teaches you
a lesson. -Tom Bodett


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The 2010-11 school year
has begun with flawless openings
throughout the district. There
were, of course, the expected trans-
portation/schedule issues with our
buses; and other minor problems,
but all were minimal. Each year,
our openings get better and better,
thanks to our staff, school person-
nel, students and parents. Trans
parency makes a big difference
when you communicate plans and
To Timothy Kenney, a math
teacher at Mandarin Oaks Elemen-
tary. Kenney was selected as a state
finalist for the Presidential Award
for Excellence in Mathematics and
Science Teaching (PAEMST), the
nation's highest recognition that a
kindergarten through 12th-grade
mathematics or science teacher
may receive for outstanding teach-
ing. Kenney was also a finahst for
the award in 2008. The PAEMST,
which is administered by the
National Science Foundation, was
enacted by Congress in 1983. The
program authorizes the president
to bestow up to 108 awards each
year on behalf of The White House
Office of Science and Technology
In addition to teaching math-
ematics to fifth-grade students at
Mandarin Oaks, Kenney serves
as a facilitator for the professional
development of other math teach-
ers in the district. He also teaches
math courses at the University
of North Florida and serves as a

member of the Florida Council of
Teachers of Mathematics.
Kenney is one of three finalists
in the state in the field of math
ematics and was chosen by a state
selection committee, which in
clouded prominent mathematicians,
scientists, mathematics and science
educators and past awardees,
The finalist selected as the
state recipient will receive a
$10,000 award from the National
Science Foundation, as well as a
trip for two to Washington, D.C.,
for a weeklong series of recognition
events and professional develop-
ment opportunities. Award winners
will be announced right before
the trip, which occurs this spring.
Zachary Champagne, also a teacher
at Mandarin Oaks and Duval
County's 2010 Teacher of the Year,
won the PAEMST in 2006.
Jacksonville ranks in top 5 best
cities for school reform
A recent study released by
the Thomas B. Fordham Insti
tute, named Jacksonville as the
fifth best city in the country for
school reform based on a variety of
indicators. In the study, the authors
examined six domains that are cru
cial to a reform-friendly climate: 1)
access to a steady flow of talented
individuals; 2) a pipeline of readily
accessible funding from public
and private sources; 3) a thriving
charter school market; 4) atten-
tion to quality control metrics that
guide and regulate entrepreneurial
ventures; 5) openness to nontradi-
tional providers and reforms at the

For the third year in a row,
in an effort to promote a safe and
healthy Halloween for children,
Krantz Dental Care will
buy back the candy that
young trick-or-treaters
collect this year. The
candy will then be do-
nated to our troops
serving overseas.
Candy can be
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levard, Suite 102,
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pay $2 for each pound of candy
brought in ($1 goes to the Feed a
Needy Neighbor (FANN) program
and $1 goes to the child).
Children can also bring
in notes with personal
messages to the United
States troops that
we will include in
the shipment.
wins at this an-
nual event put
together by Dr.
Alan Krantz and
his team at Krantz
Dental Care. For
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As part of the Mandarin
Garden Club's 65th anniversary
celebration this year, members
have compiled a cookbook of their
favorite recipes. In addition to 500
dehcious recipes, the cookbook
contains a history of the Mandarin
Garden Club and measuring, cook-
ing and helpful hints. The cook-
books will be available for $12 each
from any garden club member and
can be purchased at our upcoming
October Trash to Treasure Sale,
circle and general meetings and
Other events throughout the year.

They will also be sold at several
activities around Mandarin.
The Mandarin Garden Club
is located at 2892 Loretto Road in
Mandarin. Behind our clubhouse
are wonderful demonstration
gardens that are lovingly tended
by a group of very devoted master
gardeners. The public is invited to
drop by to view the gardens at any
time. Please call 268-1192 or view
our website at http://dir.garden
web.com/directory/mgc for more
information about activities and
events at the club.



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Ball at the Oki Waverly Packing House c. 1910
The packing house for the Waverly Wharf was located near present
day Mandarin Cove Lane. It was part of a vast orange grove owned
by British expatriates Lindsay Bury and Rupert Anderson. During
the late 1800s, the citrus packing house was considered one of the
best equipped in Florida. Bury and Anderson shipped over 400,000
oranges a year, most harvested from their grove of over 4,000 trees.
The packing house fell out of use by the end of the century, probably
following the Great Freeze of 1899 that devastated the area's citrus
industry. It was converted into a dance hall and used for community
balls and dances for several years.
Photo provided by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society.
Watch this space each month for more memories!

Women want answers and
dialogue about breast cancer. The
third annual Pink Ribbon Sym-
posium presented by Orange Park
Cancer Center promises to present
important up-to-date information
about breast cancer prevention,
early detection and treatment
Options, and the role of family
genetics, as well as overall good
health and wellness issues. The
symposium is free and designed for
people interested in learning more
about breast cancer from area phy-
sicians and experts. Special guests
are Donna and Tim Deegan.
The Pink Ribbon Symposium
will be held on Saturday, October
2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at
the Thrasher-Horne Center for
the Arts, located at 283 College
Drive at St. Johns River Commu
nity College in Orange Park. The
doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for the
Expo and a delicious and healthy
continental breakfast. Participants
may also enjoy a complimentary
chair massage by professional mas
sage therapists who are donating
their time for the cause! The event
is open to the public at no charge
and the schedule is as follows:
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: Meet
and Greet, art exhibit, Buddy

Bucks, visit exhibitors
9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.: Opening
9:05 a.m. to 10:05 am: Session
I Breast Cancer: Towards a
New Decade, with Kathryn
Pearson, MD Mammography
Screening Guidelines; Debbie
Berlin, MD New Surgical
Techniques; Wynn Sullivan,
DO Personalized Drug
Therapies; and April Mendoza,
MD New Radiation Oncol-
ogy Technology
10:05 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Inter-
10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.: Guest
speakers Donna and Tim
Deegan Survivorship A
Husband and Wife Perspective
10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.: Session
II Wellness and Complemen-
tary Care with Richard Mc-
Caulley, MD Fertility Issues
and Sexuality; Kam P. Lee,
AP Acupuncture; Radhika
Chitriki, MD Chemo Brain
86 Coping; Ronnie Acuna, PT
Dealing with Lymphedemia
11:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.: Gift
basket winners announced
11:55 a.m. to 12:00 noon: Clos-
ing remarks
12:10 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.: Break-

out sessions (optional) such as
Nutritional Session, including
Cooking Demonstration with
Dorothy Divino, MS, RD,
LD/N Orange Park Medical
Center and Ruth Gibson, MS,
RD, LD/N, Orange Park Medi
cal Center; Genetics and Family
Risks with Kenneth Goldstein,
MD Florida Oncology As-
sociates and James Sylvester,
PhD Nemours Children's
Clinic; Caregivers' Session with
Evelyn James, MSW Haven
Hospice; Richard W. Sams II,
MD NAS Jax; Al Riser, Clay
County Council on Aging and
Toula Wootan, MSW Com
unity Hospice
12:10 pm 1:00 p.m.: Last
chance to visit exhibitors
This symposium was founded
in 2008 by medical oncologist
Linda S. Sylvester and radiation
oncologist Cynthia S. Anderson of
Orange Park Cancer Center, who
together with their advisory board
developed it into a 501(c) 3 non-
profit organization. They specifical-
ly utilize a forum format in order
for participants to ask questions
and receive constructive guidance
about concerns regarding any
aspect of breast care, breast cancer,
overall health and even insurance

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and begin to sharing in a lifetime
hobby. Additionally, our garden
club has adult circles available to
meet the needs of our community.
For more information, please email
or call 268-1192.

The next meeting for the South
Jacksonville Republican Club will
be Saturday, October 16 at Golden
Corral, located at 11470 San Jose
Boulevard. The breakfast social
will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed
by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m.
Club members will be gathering in
the enclosed meeting room in the
restaurant. The guest speaker will
be Congressman Ander Crenshaw,
who will present us with an update
of what is happening in Washington
D.C. and in this country. With a
question and answer period, this
will be a very revealing and informa-
tive presentation to all that attend.
For additional information, please
contact rmcleanl@bellsouth.net.

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2892 Loretto Road. The speaker will
be from the St. Johns Riverkeeper.
A covered dish luncheon will follow
the program. The public is invited
to attend. For additional informal

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The children's Bumblebee
circle of the Mandarin Garden
Club will learn about fall vegetable
planting on Thursday, October 7
from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Mandarin Garden Club located at
2892 Loretto Road. Children ages
five through 18 are welcomed with
an adult. The Bumblebee circle
started their sixth year of existence
in September. Our monthly meet-
ings consist of garden related topics
with the focus for children. We
welcome parents, grandparents,
aunts and uncles to attend with
their respective children to attend

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This October will serve as the
23rd annual observance of Do-
mestic Violence Awareness Month
(DVAM). The goal of DVAM is to
mourn those who have died because
of domestic violence, celebrate those
who have survived and connect
those who work to end violence.
Domestic violence is an epi
demic that affects our community
regardless of age, race, economic
level, or zip code. Last year there
were over 116,500 incidents and
more than 200 deaths reported in
the state of Florida resulting from
domestic violence. More than 7,800
of those reports and nine deaths
were from Duval County alone.
DVAM serves as a time for
us to recognize that we can all
be agents of social change. Hub
bard House, the certified domestic
violence center serving Duval and
Baker counties, hopes you will take
a few moments to consider the issue
and remember those whose lives
are affected by it. You can help raise
awareness about the prevalence of
domestic violence, the need for
prevention, and the services that
are available to victims and their
families by participating in a DVAM
active AM activities scheduled

DVAM Press Conference,
October 1: Hubbard House, in
conjunction with the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office and other North
east Florida law enforcement and
domestic violence centers, will
commemorate DVAM by holding
a press conference at the Police Me
morial Building. This event is open
to the public.
Purple Ribbon Campaign,
October 1-31: Northeast Florida

law enforcement and other officials
will receive purple ribbon pins to
wear during the month of October
in support of efforts to help end
domestic violence in the commu-
nity. Purple ribbon pins will also be
distributed throughout the com-
munity at numerous awareness and
fundraising events. If you're unable
to attend any DVAM events you
can still participate virtually through
various social media sites. Individu-
als are encouraged to change their
social media profile picture to the
Hubbard House Purple Ribbon to
show support for ending domestic
16th annual Barbara Ann
Campbell Memorial Breakfast,
October 7: This annual breakfast
brings domestic violence education
and awareness to more than 600
guests from throughout the commu
nity. The breakfast is the highlight
of DVAM and Go Purple Day, and
will feature The Clothesline Project
Art Exhibit, The Empty Place at
the Table Awareness Exhibit and
special participation by students
from Douglas Anderson School of
the Arts. All funds raised from this
event support the life-saving pro-

gramis and s isssHu ad t lonisoe
lence and their children. Individual
tickets are $30. For reservations or
sponsorship information, contact
Ashley Johnson at 354-0076 ext.
212 or ajohnson@hubbardhouse.org
Go Purple Day, October 7:
Go Purple and show your support
for ending domestic violence! In
observance of DVAM, Hubbard
House asks the community to Go
Purple by wearing a purple item of
clothing or a purple ribbon to the
Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial

Breakfast, to work or throughout
the day. Don't just wear purple
- Go Purple! Host an activity or
collection drive to benefit victims of
domestic violence.
For more information on all
Hubbard House DVAM events visit
www.hubbardhouse.org or contact
Ashley Johnson at 354-0076 ext.
212 or ajohnson@hubbardhouse.
If you or someone you know is
in an abusive relationship, please call
the Hubbard House 24-hour hotline
at 354-3114 or (800)500-1119.


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The Northeast Florida As-
sociation of Realtors (NEFAR) an-
nounces real estate market statistics
for August 2010. Statistics encom-
pass both single-family residential
and condo sales. The numbers of
pending and closed sales were both
higher than last year. Traditional
sale were prices up slightly while
lender-mediated sale prices con-
tinue to drop.
In the second month post-
homebuyer tax credit, sales in
northeast Florida showed gains
over last year in both pending sales
and closed sales figures. Pending
sales rose from 1,400 last August

to 1,632 this August; a 16.6 in-
crease. Closed sales were 1,219 last
August, jumping eight percent to
1,316 this August.
Sales prices reflect a mixed
bag. While the median price of
a traditional sale increased 3.2
percent year-over-year (from
$169,500 last August to $174,915
this August), lender-mediated sales
prices dropped 22.2 percent (from
$109,950 last August to $85,535
this August).
NEFAR President Carol Hill
says, "Increases in pending and
closed sales demonstrate that buy-
ers are recognizing the exceptional

value afforded by today's real estate
market. While traditional sales
prices are beginning to show some
slight signs of rebounding, the
same can't be said for lender-medi-
ated sales prices. Combining the
two types of property sales results
in a 13.3 percent price decrease for
Of the 1,316 closed sales in
August, 639 were traditional sales
and 677 were lender mediated
These figures, along with
many others, are included in the
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The safety of our students is
our highest priority and as the new
school year begins, it is important
to remind students that Duval
County Public Schools is a partner
with First Coast Crime Stoppers,
a program specifically designed
for students to be an active part in
their schools safety.
"First Coast Student Crime
Stoppers is a proven program
and an important component in
providing the safest learning envi
ranment possible for our students
and staff, said Superintendent Ed
Student Crime Stoppers is a
completely anonymous tip line
that offers up to $100 for informa-
tion about criminal acts in schools
and up to $500 for information
regarding firearms when these tips
result in arrests. The program of-
fers students the safety of complete
anonymity, while promoting re-
sponsibility and allowing students
to take action against victimization
and crime.
While the district encourages
students to first report a crime or
suspicion of a crime to a School
Ro e Officers dent ae un-

comfortable or unwilling to speak
with a school official, they can call
the Crime Stoppers Tip Hothne

at 1.866.845.TIPS (8477) or text
"TIP326 plus the message" to
CRIMES. Tips can be submitted
to Crime Stoppers at any time.
Examples of when to call:
Student overhears someone
bragging about having committed
a crime;
Student knows someone who
is driving a stolen car, hiding from
the police or is a robber or drug
Student sees something that
doesn't look right a strange car, a
person acting sneaky or someone
with a weapon; or
Anything else that is of con-
cern to a student relating to law
First Coast Student Crime
Stoppers is led by former Jackson
. .
ville Sheriff's Office Undersheriff
Wylie Hodges and will be sup-
ported in district schools by Chief
Richard Townsend and the Duval
County School Pohce Department.
First Coast Crime Stoppers
is an international organization
that has been in operation for
more than 30 years and covers
six counties in Northeast Florida.
Duval County is one of five school
districts in the coverage area to
have the Student Crime Stoppers
Program. The partnership between

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We regularly maintain our cars
and trucks, go for dental check
ups, annual physical, winterize
and summarize our central heating
and air units, but the financial
engine that's responsible for keep
ing everything running often goes
neglected. You can change that!
One of our local leading financial
institutions is offering tune-ups,
free! VyStar Credit Union, through
its online presence, www.vystarcu.
org, has lots of tool in its toolbox
to do the trick.
We had the great good fortune
to meet with Laura Lancaster, vice
president of the Mandarin branch
of VyStar Credit Union, right here
on San Jose Boulevard. For full
disclosure, we've known Lancaster
for some time and can attest to the
fact that she's one of the nicest and
best financially informed people
you'll ever meet. We spoke with
her because the downturn in the
economy has affected virtually
everyone and VyStar has developed
a series of programs, some online,
to address the problems you may

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give you a full Money Makeover.
Their goal is to help you increase
your savings and decrease your
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To access the free opportune
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website and click on Money
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you will have reached the Personal
Finance Education Center, which
includes 16 free "Modules" for
everything from identity theft to
repaying your student loans. This
site even gives you the informa-
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paedic As-
sociates of St.
Augustine has
the addition
of Dr. Sina
Kasraeian to
its team of
,... surgeons. Dr.
- Kasraeian
returns to his
home in Northeast Florida after
recently completing his Orthopae-
dic residency at the University of
Southern California (USC) in Los
Angeles, followed by his fellowship
in arthroscopy and sports medicine
at Southern California Orthopedic
Dr. Kasraeian, who graduated
from the University of Florida,
completed his medical training at
the University of Southern Cali-
fornia Keck School of Medicine,
where he was a member as well as
president of his chapter of Alpha
Omega Alpha, a national honor
society recognizing the top medical
students in each class.
During residency at USC he
served at the Los Angeles CountY

Medical Center, one of the top
trauma centers in the country. Dr.
Kasraeian also has a special interest
and extensive training in arthros-
copy and sports medicine recon
structive procedures. Among other
associations, he is a member of the
Arthroscopy Association of North
America, the American Orthopae-
dic Society for Sports Medicine
and an associate member of the
American College of Surgeons.
In addition, Dr. Kasraeian's
work in orthopaedic research has
been presented at multiple na-
tional and international meetings
as well as been recognized with
several awards including the recent
Western Orthopaedic Association's
Vernon Thompson Award this
Orthopaedic Associates of
St. Augustine has two locations:
their main facility, including an
After Hours Injury Clinic and
Outpatient Surgery Center, at One
Orthopaedic Place in St. Augustine
and the County Road 210 Sports
Medicine and Physical Therapy
Center at 3055 County Road 210
West, Suite 110 in St. Johns.

YOUr financial tune-up: How to get more

to leave home; these are available
24/7 and are easily understandable.
Our recommendation is that you
start with the Money Management
Module; it begins with goals which
are undoubtedly the single most
important ingredient for financial
Lancaster has her set of
Golden Rules of Personal Finance,
which include, but are not limited
1. Set goals
2. Get organized
3. Cut wasteful spending
4. Build a budget
5. Save money
...and there are modules for all of
the above.
Lancaster stresses that you
need to have the discipline to
succeed. Much like a diet and in
the same way, it's not what you
want but rather it's what you need.
There are no quick fixes; this is the
long-term solution for what ails
your financial woes. VyStar also
believes that you can't begin too
early to build your credit, learn
about money and begin to save, so
they've developed opportunities for
all ages: Kids' Club for members
age 12 and under, VyTeen accounts
for 13 to 17 year olds and Bravo
accounts and Achieve accounts for
18 to 25 year olds.
As a credit union, VyStar
participates in www.balancepro.
net. Through this financial vehicle
you are assisted in improving your
credit from top to bottom. This
is a complete program and it's
free. You are helped every step of
the way to get your credit back to
where it ought to be.
Something relatively new at
VyStar is the "change machine.
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service is free to members and costs
5 percent to non-members.
This month we've introduced
a selection of vehicles available
to members and non-members
alike. Next month we'll explore the
opportunities available to VyStar

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October is Fire Safety Month-

Are you prepared?
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unintentional injury deaths. Each
family should have a plan in case of
a fire. Here are some ways you can
keep your family prepared.
* Draw a floor plan with at least
two ways to escape every room.
Test smoke detectors; replace
their batteries every six months.
Ensure your fire extinguishers
are functioning and accessible.
Teach family to "Stop, drop,
and roll" if clothes ignite.
Dont waste time searching for
valuables; just get out!
Practice sounding a family fire

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ensure they open enough to
Designate a safe meeting place
outside the house.
Practice staying low to the
ground for escape.
Conduct fire drills with entire
Firehouse Subs restaurants will
be educating the community dur-
ing Fire Safety Month. Throughout
October restaurants will be filled
with fire safety medallions which
will adorn the walls as a tribute to
hometown heroes. You too can be
a part of this national event. By
donating $1 or $5 to the Firehouse
Subs Public Safety Foundation,
your personal medallion can be
proudly displayed at the restaurant!



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year more than 4,000 people die
in a fire? Fire Safety Month was
established in memory of the Great
Chicago Fire of 1871. This myste-
rious fire lasted three days, killing
more than 300 hundred individu-
als and leveling four square miles of
the city.
TOday in October, we remind
Ourselves about the importance of
fire safety in our home, workplace
and outdoors. In the United States,
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The Jacksonville Humane
Society (JHS) is searching for
the star of the organization's next
advertisement. JHS is asking pet
owners to create an advertisement
for the organization's new "Sud-
denly" marketing campaign. The
ad should include a pet photo and
a tagline explaining how the animal
suddenly changed the owner's life.
Advertisements currently featured
in the campaign include pictures
of dogs and cats with the slogans
"Suddenly, your job doesn't suck"
and "Suddenly, someone likes all of
your jokes."
"I am going to submit an
adorable picture of my cat curled
up on my home computer," said
Morgan Banning, JHS volunteer.
"My tagline will read, 'Suddenly,
working from home takes on a
whole new meaning.'"
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for the contest at www.firstgiving.
com/jaxhumane. After registering,
they can upload their ad photo and
tagline to a fundraising page and
solicit votes for their ad. Every dol-
lar donated on the ad's fundraising
page equals one vote. JHS will post
all ads submitted on the JHS web-
site where the public can view all
ads. Each ad will link from JHS's
website to the ad's fundraising
page. The public can vote for their
favorite ad by donating money to
the ad's fundraising page.
The ad that raises the most
money will win the contest. In
addition to publication of their ad,
the first-place winner will receive
a two-night stay at the West Palm
Beach Marriott. The second-high-
est fundraiser will win a two-night
stay in Savannah, while the third-
highest fundraiser will receive a
stay at a Flamingo Lake RV Resort
"Our contest offers the com
unity a great opportunity to get
involved with JHS and help share
the benefits of pet ownership," said
Leona Sheddan, executive director
of JHS. "Not only will members
of the community select the ad we
will use in an actual advertisement,
they will learn about and help the
animals available for adoption at
JHS. he "Suddenly" ad contest

is now in progress and will run
through December 26. The contest
is free to enter. All proceeds from
the advertisement selection process
will benefit JHS.

Music for all ages, all instru-
ments, all levels of ability, including
the most prestigious faculty of Jack-
sonville Symphony members and
college music professors-all of this
is now available at the Northeast
Florida Conservatory! Enrollment
and registration are now taking
place with a grand opening sched-
uled for October 15 and 16 with
a ribbon-cutting ceremony by the
Chamber of Commerce.
The Northeast Florida Conser
vatory, located at the corner of San
Jose Boulevard and Mandarin Road,
serves all of Jacksonville provide
ing high quality instruction on all
instruments (piano/organ, brass,
woodwind, percussion and voice).
Along with the private lesson, stu-
dents receive music theory lessons
for no additional fee. Ensembles for
small groups (trios, quartets, etc.)
are also available so that students
are able to enjoy making music to-
gether to get the full enjoyment of
learning to play. In addition, there
are regular recitals and performanc-
es scheduled in the community to
provide opportunities for students
to enjoy playing for an audience.
Richard Dickson, a former
member of the Jacksonville Sym-

phony and band director for Wolf
son and Paxon High Schools, is the
executive director and brings expert
ence as conductor, arts adminis
tractor and educator with degrees
from Stetson and the University of
Florida. He also is active in church
music and theatre productions. A
few of the orchestra members teach-
ing are concertmaster Philip Pan;
harpist Kayo Ishimaru; principal
trumpet Cliff Newton (recently re-
tired); Clinton Dewing, viola; Laura
Dwyer, flute; Jin Kim, cello; Aurelia
Duca, violin; Christopher Sales,
bassoon and many more including
University of North Florida faculty
members Guy Yehuda (clarinet) and
Nick Curry (cello).
Calling all adults of any age! If
you played in the band or orchestra
in high school and/or college or al-
ways wanted to play an instrument,
the Community Band or Commu-
nity Orchestra is the place for you!
No fee required for participating in
this community activity. Rehears-
als are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please
call ahead and let us know you are
Want more? Have fun in the
ballroom dance class on Friday eve-
nings or enroll a talented youngster
in the children theatre classes!

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295 southbound offramp will be
An additional left turn lane
would be added for northbound
traffic on San Jose Boulevard
going to the Buckman Bridge.
This would result in two left turn
lanes. Another left turn lane would
be added for traffic exiting from
southbound on Interstate 295 and
traveling northbound on San Jose

Pattillo's novel "St. Dunstan's
and John" follows Charlie Gallagh-
er, a retired architect, and Reverend
Sam Wood in their search to find
out what happened to the Confed-
erate governing council during the
Enal days of the Civil War and the
Confederate treasury. Following
the paths of three men impacted
by the war, Episcopal Bishop of
Florida John Young, Confederate
cavalryman Captain Dickison and
Confederate cabinet member John
Beckinridge, Gallagher and Wood s
hunt takes them to 18 small wood
frame mission churches where
they seek the truth about the lost
Author Pattillo is well qualified
to tell the tale of these church-
is-he is a retired architect here
in Jacksonville, whose accomplish-
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ready to stop their vehicles.
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bus has stopped and children are

bOon adt -oarneexirtonad, all vehicles in
both directions must stop.
On a divided highway with a
raised median, unpaved space or a
physical barrier of at least five feet,
vehicles traveling in the opposite
direction are not required to stop.
an nividen sionwor wher.
vehicles are mandated to stop.
Source: National Highway Traffic
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FDOT cont. from page 1
modified to accommodate traffic
using the additional left turn lane.
The full median opening at
Plummer Cove Road would be
closed. The median for north
bound traffic on San Jose Bou
levard turning left into the San
Jose Plaza would also be closed.
To replace these left turn move
ments, a northbound to south

Pat Pattillo cont. from page 1
darin Community Club. Many of
the waiting audience were clutch
ing their copy of "St. Dustan's and
John" in anticipation of having
Pattillo personalize the copy.
"This is a wonderful book
with story and a lot of history of
these beautiful historic churches,'
was heard from the awaiting group.
When the long awaited key arrived,
everyone filed into the community
center.arpenter Gothic churches are

those lovely churches one sees in
small communities up and down
the St. Johns. They are the wooden
structures built by house-carpen-
ters. They reflect the interpretation
by those carpenters of the Gothic
Revival architectural detailing
applied to wooden structures. The
architectural style improvises upon
the features that were carved in
stone in authentic Gothic archi-
tecture. Pattillo's story is a tale that
weaves itself around these lovely

bound u-turn lane at the Interstate Buead hswudrsl n

on the ramp.
The first median on San Jose
Boulevard south of Claire Lane
for southbound left turn traffic
into RiverPlace will be closed. The
northbound left turn movement on
San Jose Boulevard for traffic head-
ing into the shopping center where
the Barnes and Noble bookstore
is located will remain. The second
median south of Claire Lane into
RiverPlace will be modified from

offerings in the Third Thursday
Lecture Series sponsored by the
Mandarin Museum and Historical
Society and Mandarin Community
Club. Programs are held on the
third Thursday of each month at

a full opening to one allowing left
turn traffic in only northbound
and southbound.
The FDOT held an open
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project to property owners and
interested individuals. The FDOT
is considering public comments
before finalizing these plans.
For questions or additional
information, please contact

the Mandarin Community Club
beginning with refreshments at
6:30 p.m. and lecture at 7:00 p.m.
All programs are open to the public
and free of charge.

three left turn lanes and one south-
bound right turn lane.
The off ramp to San Jose
Boulevard northbound from
Interstate 295 northbound would
be reconstructed. This would allow
for a longer merger lane to connect
to the right turn lane to Hartley
Road. It would eliminate the stop
condition at San Jose Boulevard
and would allow free flowing traffic

awards for the Episcopal Church of
Our Saviour in Mandarin.
When asked about writing he
replied, "I like the research more
than the writing. I try to write
early in the morning and the do
the research in the afternoon." He
continued, "My favorite author is
John Grisham. I'm just like him in
the beginning, selhng books out of
the trunk of the car.
Pattillo has been speaking at
book clubs, garden clubs and com-
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readers. "St. Dunstan's and John"
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through a generous gift by the
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and thought- Veronica Maybur
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and the ever important role of
training skilled, competent and
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for generations to come."
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y, River Garden Foundation Board
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S e ime youl o
to visiting a place to the point
that you're disappointed when
you finally arrive. Not so with the
Wizarding World of Harry Potter
in Orlando. I entered Universal's
Islands of Adventure around 4:30
p.m. on a Saturday afternoon
which turned out to be advanta-
geous timing. Hoards of hot,
dreary guests were leaving as I
walked in. I headed straight back
through the theme park, past Seuss
Landing, to the 20-acre complex of
The snow capped Victorian
village feels exactly like stepping
into the pages ofJ.K. Rolling's fa-
mous books. The place is enchant-
ing, even with throngs of tourists;
you feel the author's dreams and
imagination come to life. Honey-
Dukes candy shoppe is a lus-
cious allure of sweets, the florists
shop window contains screaming
mandrake plants and the owl post
office sends mail with Hogsmeade
I didn't tarry in town, rather
high-tailed it to Hogswarts Castle
for "the ride." Signage noted a
waiting time of 75 minutes, but I
entered the singles line which cut
the queue to about 35 minutes.
(Hint: families can save time using
this approach as long as they don't
mind splitting up for the ride.)
While waiting within the castle,
visitors are entertained by talking
portraits, holograms and the ubiq
uitous sorting hat.

mybono tilc adhen riddeden
Journey. Off I flew, up and down
swooping to great heights and
through narrow alley ways and
castle towers. I followed Harry on
his adventures, playing Quidditch,
escaping from the Whomping

cr aland mrn me pir ea s
and saw apparitions. The fast mov-
ing thrill was the best amusement
park ride I've ever ridden: a mix of
Disney's Space Mountain, Haunted
House and 3-D Star Wars effects.
Just lovely.
I exited and stopped for a
Butterbeer-a frozen drink to cool
down from the overwhelming heat.
Yum! Tastes of sweet caramel like a
cream soda with a frothy head of a

spent about
25 minutes standing
outside Olivander's
wand shop. Upon
entering, the cos-
tumed shop owner
selects one lucky lad
to find a wand. The
first two offering are
failures, certainly not
meant for him, but
the third attempt
unites the wizard and
spell caster. Very well
I ate dinner at
The Three Boom-
sticks restaurant,
choosing the combo
plate of chicken,
ribs, roasted potatoes
and corn on the cob
instead of the more
English fish and
chips. Far better than
anticipated for theme Hogwarts
park food. I com-
pleted the meal with a Hogs Head
brew, a Sam Adam's like beer. Total
cost of the meal and drink was
$19.95. The quantity proved way
more than I could eat.
I had a delightful ride on the
Hippogriff, a roller coaster which
passes by Hagrid's cottage. Perfect
for youngsters or those who wish
a tamer experience. When I was
nearing The Dragon Challenge,
lightening crackled and the out-

door attractions closed. I mean
dered through the village, stopping
to shop as I made my way out of
the park.
In three and a half hours I had
pretty well covered the Wizard-
ing World but must confess I
saw nothing else in Universal's
huge arena. That's okay with me;
this smuggle wanted to step into
Hermione s shoes and couldn't have
danced through a happier eve.

The Mandarin Garden Club
will be holding its annual Trash to
Treasure Sale on Saturday, Octo-

h so 2:0 p 2m.
will be included at bargain prices.
The Mandarin Garden Club's
65th anniversary cookbook will
also be available for purchase. This
is a collection of 500 delicious reci-
pes contributed by our members
as well as a reference for measur-
ing, cooking and helpful hints.
The cookbooks will be available
for $12 each from any garden club
member, at the circle and general
meetings, and at our Crafty Ladies

group that meets at the clubhouse
each Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m. They will also be sold at

several a mes tr und Mhandnar n.
The Garden Club is also sup
porting our community by collect
ing the following items which may
be brought to the clubhouse the
day of the sale:
Ink cartridges: Any type used
computer ink cartridges; they
are used to purchase Mandarin
Garden Club office supplies
Cell phone collection: Any type

of cell phone and accessories;
they are donated to the Duval
County 4-H
E s co 1 nation Anyhae pie of

Food Bank collection: Any non-
perishable, unexpired items
as well as any toiletry items,
including samples; items are
donated to the Mandarin Food
Please call 268-1192 or view
our website at http://dir.garden-
web.com/directory/mgc for more
information about activities and
events at the club.


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From meat and conned goods to
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His daughter, Aggle jones, assum
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t Office opened in I911. Until it
f ll l f d ld h

r o vi a e i e an so every ing ,
animal Peed, cold soda pop and Its that time again-the begin-
he original proprietor and postmaster. ning of the annual Jacksonville
ed both roles when Walter Jones Symphony's "Upcoming Season
1 Mandarin Road, the Mandarin Announcements." This year it
d acent to the 1 872 Mandarin has mounted an unusual advertis-
echer Stowe. Both properties, as well ing campaign. Have you noticed
rk on Brady Road, are owned by the billboards around town, with
t is currently leased to the Mandarin teaser" logos such as "My Life Is
MMHS). Disphays inside the building Complicated?" More recently they
e photograph s and some of the orig i- have been replaced with a new mes-
rs are available through the MMHS. e'Ta T
ice is listed on the National Register sage, ke it SymphonEasy. he
new season offers such a variety of
concerts and so many great combi-
liations of ocasuit tickets, it shoodd
not need to mount such campaigns.
Unfortunately, with so many people
experiencing difficult economic
times and many others reluctant
to drive any distance, especially at

to suffer.

0 night, "the arts" are one of the first
Let us take a look at what the
Symphony has to offer this season.
It brings great music to all walks
of life in the community and to a
variety of interests. In addition it
reflects in the diversity of its offer
ings the interests of the community
beyond classical music. Where
else would you find an orchestra
presenting Gilbert and Sullivan's
beloved Operetta, The Pirates of
a Penzance" (October 1, 2 and 3), as
well as Donizetti's "The Elixir of
Love" (February 5). In contrast, the
Symphony will present "Motown
(November 12 and 13), "Celtic
Folk Music" (March 4 and 5) and
/ the "Music of Michael Jackson" on

October 16. Also watch out for 'An
Evemng with Bernadette Peters"
(April 23) and the beloved pianist
Leon Fleisher (May 12, 13 and
14). All this is in addition to such
favorites as Brahms "Requiem" (No-
vember 19 and 20), Holst's "The
Planets" (April 14, 15 and 16) and
the final concert of Frederica von
Stade on Nov ember 6. And this is
just a sample of their offerings. o
find out more, there is now a new
website: SymphonEasy.com
A variety of combination
season ticket packages are available.
They include "The Coffee Series
(Friday mornings at 11:00 a.m.),
"Masterworks" (Thursdays at 7:30
p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at
8:00 p.m.), "Pops" (Fridays and
Saturday at 8:00 p.m.), "Plugged
In" (Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.) and
"Passport" (10 concerts of your
choice!) Gift cards and some other

. .
special offerings are also available.
How fortunate we are to
have such a wonderful addition to
our community, but like all good
things, it needs support to survive.
Let us not forget our good
fortune in having the guidance of
Fabio Mechetti as music director
and principal conductor for the past
decade. To note him: "I ur u
q ge yo
to partake in this rich and lively arts
scene that our city has to offer. The
Jacksonville Symphony is here for
you. It is through your ears, minds
and hearts that our community
becomes enriched, entertained and
educated. At every concert, it is our
goal that you discover something
that inspires your life."
Information, tickets and the
2010-2011 season brochure are
available through the Jacksonville
Symphony Box Office at 354-5547
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October will be a busy month
at the Mandarin Museum and
Historical Society!
Beginning the month on
October 1, the Mandarin Museum
and Historical Society at the Walter
Jones Historical Park on Mandarin
Road will present an exhibition of
artwork by five local artists entitled
River Visions 2. The public is wel-
come to the exhibit opening, which
will be held from 6:30 p.m. until
9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1 at
the Mandarin Museum. The artists
include Jan Earl Jertson, Danijela
Sarac, Helen Young Garrity, Dan
Van Slyke, Jr. and James Freeman,
The exhibit will through April
2011. The exhibition will features
over fifteen works that explore
the St. Johns River in North East
Florida through different medium.
Next, this month's Third
Thursday Lecture Series will
feature the Southern Genealogists
Exchange Society's program "Bare
Bones: Getting Started in Your
Genealogy" on Thursday, October

21 at the Mandarin Com-
munity Club building
located at 12447 Manda-
rin Road. Learn the basics
of genealogical research.
Refreshments will begin at
6:30 p.m. followed by the
lecture at 7:00 p.m.
Finally, the Mandarin
Museum and Historical
Society presents its sev-
enth annual lantern tour
Stowe, Steamboats and
Stories" from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. at the Walter
Jones Historical Park on
the St. Johns River. Walk
through the park and hear
stories told by re-enactors
portraying author Harriet
Beecher Stowe, who win- Lindsay Schwleterman as famed author
tered in Mandarin, Civil Harriet Beecher Stowe during Stowe,
War soldiers and others. Steamboats and Stories in 2009.
Children are invited to Road. For further information or
wear costumes. Refreshments will directions please call 268-0784,
be available. email mandarinmuseum@bell-
The Walter Jones Historical south.net or visit www.mandarin-
Park is located at 11964 Mandarin museum.net.

Welcome new Loretto Elementary School teachers!

We are pleased to welcome
two new teachers to Loretto El-
ementary School this year:
Katie Ganas will be teach
ing first grade. Ganas grew up in
Mandarin and is a graduate of
the University of North Florida.
She said what she likes best about
teaching first grade is the students'
excitement for learning.
John Nettleship is our new
Media Specialist. Nettleship also
grew up in Mandarin and is a
graduate of Austin Peay State
University in Tennessee. He has
worked as a media specialist in
Duval County for six years. Loretto
will be sharing him with Southside
Estates Elementary.

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According to Phineas and
Ferb, "There's a hundred and
four days of summer vacation and
school comes along just to end
it. So the annual problem of our
generation is finding a good way to
spend it." Did you build a rocket?
Fight a mummy? Climb the Eiffel
Tower? Or even better yet, did you
discover something that doesn't
Cooler weather, shorter days
and nature changing her makeup
palette from bright greens and
blues to red and brown hues are
all clear indications that the fall
season has arrived. It also means
school is back in session. Cue the
tragic music. Even though the
scene is set for autumn, you might
find yourself wishing you could
travel back in time to when life was
simpler, less frantic and a whole lot
So let's go, right now. I'm
serious. Close your eyes and take
yourself way back to that first day
of summer vacation: the sweet

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wake you up at the crack of dawn

a titwo nd-a-half m t er
you want. Did you watch reruns
of your favorite television show?
Redefine the phrase "beach bum?"
Or did you finally beat level 1000
on the latest video game?
Well, here are a couple of
things some Mandarin teenage
ers did over their summer break.

Jamie, a junior at Bishop Kenny
High School, completed a year's
worth of World History in one
month. Angelina, a home schooled
student in the seventh grade,
participated in Disney's Give a Day
- Get a Day Volunteer Program
and enjoyed a day at Walt Disney
World free of charge. Stephanie,
a sophomore at the University
of North Florida, rediscovered
herself and switched majors from
nursing to psychology. Megan, a
junior at Eunice Christian School,
celebrated her sweet 16 and got
her driver learner's permit. Ki-
ana, a home schooled student
in the ninth grade, qualified for
the Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior
01 1 11 h
ympic team and trave ed ate
way across the country to Oregon
to attend the national competition.
Alonzo, a sixth grader at River City

Science Academy, survived his first
weeklong Boy Scout camp out in
the sweltering Florida wilderness,
without getting eaten alive by
mosquitoes. And me? I celebrated
my friends' accomplishments and
worked towards some of my own.
How about you? Do you find
yourself wishing you could relive
those months all over again or are
you happy to have crossed out that
last day of summer vacation? Did
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lence," encouraging students to
give it their all. Along with a new
motto comes a new group of
students ready and willing to learn
something new each and everyday.
As you may recall, Atlantic
Coast High School inherited
several hundred students from
Mandarin over the summer. Along
with those students leaving and
the incoming freshmen (Class
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students from other schools in the
county that have made Mandarin
High School their new home away
from home. This new, yet diverse
combination of students turns us
into one big melting pot. There are
also a few new faces at Mandarin
High School by way of teachers
who received a warm Mustang wel-
come on the first day of school.
Students finally have their per
manent schedules and ID badges
after having to wait for the kinks
to be worked out. The campus is
starting to look like normal again
with thousands of students shuf-
fling to class each day along with
the various banners that hang from
the second level, displaying vari-
ous announcements and Mustang
sporting events.

On September 8, students
participated in an annual event
known as Club Day. Students
from all grade levels trotted around
the courtyard during all lunches,
searching for a club to join that
would spark their interest. Some
of the new clubs this year are a
Wiffleball Club and a group called
Student Venture, a Christian club
trying to outreach to teenagers
across the United States. There
were also the traditional clubs
like Senior Women, Senior Men,
Student Council and the ever so
popular Sixth Man Club.
During the week of Septem-
ber 13 through 17, the seniors
participated in Senior Spirit Week.
Each day of the week had a certain
theme for the seniors to dress up
as for that particular day of school.
The themes included everything
from "White Out" to *Cowboy
Western" and "TV Show Day" to
"Comic Book Hero." That Friday,
September 17, the school held its
first pep rally of the year, introduc-
ing their fall sports teams and get-
ting the football team all psyched
up for their game later that night
against Terry Parker.
So as you can see, the stu-
dents, parents, faculty and staff of
Mandarin High School are doiner
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the Federal Reserve Bank
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we all have lawns when grass is so
demanding to maintain? Weeds,
drought, bugs and diseases must
all be kept at bay or there goes the
lawn! There are good reasons why
we have so much grass. In the
form of sod, grass is the quickest
to install, the least expensive and
the most common way to cover
the ground. Normal landscaping
for new homes is usually one or
two trees, shrubs around the foun-
dation and grass covering the rest
of the yard.
I once saw a model home
with a pond and ground cover
in front of the home instead of
grass. After the house sold, the
new owners kept the pond but
replaced the ground cover with
grass. They thought the pond was
great but the ground cover didn't
look right to them. Truth is, we
don't like the maintenance, but
grass is what we are used to and
grass is what we want.
As a ground cover, grass
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if properly maintained. You can
walk on it, kids can play on it and
it looks nice and green. But grass
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easily overrun with weeds in wet
areas and thins out and weakens
when grown in shade.
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struggling in places, give up the
fight and replace the grass with
something that works better. Start
with shady places under trees.
Install mulch three to four inches
deep to the drip line, staying away
from the trunk. Mulch is attrac-
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requires no maintenance except
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it looking good. It is not a good
idea to put new plants there as
tree roots will prohibit digging
and new plants may not be able
to compete with the tree for water
and nutrients.
Please do not consider remov-
ing a tree for the sake of the lawn.
Not only is tree removal expen-
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cool and inviting and adds to the

value of your home. Lawns can be
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more light to the lawn by remov.
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any trimming.
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shade of buildings or other per-
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prefer shade. Holly fern, ivy,
impatiens, hydrangea, Japanese
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are a few examples.
Put plants that can handle
drought in hot, dry areas that are
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Former First Lady Laura Bush and
Mary Sterett Shurtz, Mandarin
Christian Schools head of school,
greet a student performer at Heart-
?Heart: An Evening with Laura
W. Bush on August 31. The event
was a fund-raiser for MCS' capital

Federation's Shalom Jack-
sonville and the JCA J Institute
will be presenting a delightful
comedy on Saturday, November
13: "Bernie's Deli" written by St.
Augustine playwright Stan Wein-
traub. Produced as a staged reading
in a modified radio format, your
friends, neighbors and local profes-
sional actors will bring to life the
many colorful characters who work
for or frequent Bernie's Deli.
You'll travel back in time to
1961 in Brooklyn where Bernie's
Deli, located in a transitioning
lower to middle income neighbor-
hood, is being threatened with an
exorbitant rent increase that would
force it to close. Bernie, the owner;
Abie, the waiter; Irving, the busboy
and some customers propose out
landish solutions to save the deh.
Adding to the ambiance of the
evemng will be a kosher meal of

freshly sliced deli meat sandwiches,
sides, half-sour pickles, hot knishes,
chocolate bobka, rugalach, Dr.
Brown's sodas and more provided
by The Olam Cafi (Gainesville).
You can almost taste and smell the
deli as you read this!
Join us at the JCA on Satur-
day, November 13 for a DELIght-
ful evening. Doors open at 7:00
p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The
cost is $25 per person with advance
registration by November 1; $30
after that date and $36 at the door.
You may send your checks
payable to the Jewish Community
Alliance (JCA) 8505 San Jose Bou-
levard, Jacksonville, Florida 32217
or pay online at the JCA website:
For more information, please
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Operation Christmas Child
presents Livia Satterfield on
Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.
at Mandarin United Methodist
Church, located at 11270 San Jose
Boulevard. For 12 years of her life,
Satterfield hved in a Romanian
orphanage. With a lack of love and
care from the orphanage attendants
and fellow orphans, she vividly
remembers the change that came to
her life at nine-years-old through
a simple shoe box. Satterfield
remembers feeling shocked that
people across the ocean would care
enough about her to send gifts. You
will not want to miss this evening
as Satterfield relates how a shoe box
changed her life! For additional
information, please contact the
church at 268-5549.

St. Joseph's Catholic School
will host its seventh annual "Fall
Fun and Craft Show Extrava anza,,
on Saturday, October 9 from 9:oo
a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old
St. Augustine Road in Mandarin.
The show will offer a wide variety
of crafts, gifts and unique items
from many talented vendors. The
show will be on rain or shine. Ev-
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found total freedom from internal
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Mandarin Lutheran Church,
located at 11900 San Jose Bou-
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Saturday, October 9 from 8:00

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Can you tawk with a New
Yawk accent? Can you act? If so,
come and audition for a reading

nie's Deli" on October
30 p.m. in the JCA
Contact us and we will

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character are a plus. The play takes
place in the early 1960s. If you are
interested, please contact Michele
Steinfeld at 730-2100 x 239 or
Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206
for more information.

Mandarin United Methodist part in "Ber
Church's annual Fall Craft Festival 5 and 6 at 7:
is Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 auditorium.
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be
about 100 crafters this year, plus
our wonderful "Festival Dogs" and Celeb
lots of home-baked goodies to pur- Soon i
chase! Don't miss it! Additionally,
the churches annual Pumpkin Patch Come o
will open up the beginning of Oc- the Celebrat
tober. There will be pumpkins of on Saturday
all sizes and other fall decorations 2 and 3 fro
or purc ase p ots a picture p.m. each d
moment" opportunities. The hours of the Wood
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the show. "I do think that being
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not difficult for me physically but
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James to come up with additional
ways for the comedy bits to work
or to find ways for some technical
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Nicole Ansbacher, one of the
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Ansbacher is actually a veteran
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found myself asking the seemingly
obvious question of, what happened
to the water? It used to be, back in
the day, you could play in the pud-
dles in your backyard without fear-
ing repercussion and people drank
the stuff directly from their kitchen
taps. If you wanted water while you
were outside, you drank from the
hose or a water fountain. But now,
everything's changed. Water's got
a bad rap if it's not filtered, puri-
fled or fortified. People claim water
from fountains tastes terrible or is
dirty and in restaurants only order
pitchers that have been strained
through microscopic meshes.
Zephyrhills led the way in
killing the market for bottled water
by offering to bring you gallons of
the stuff, pre-bottled, to your home.
The rest followed loyally, offer-
ing better, purer versions all for a
nominal cost. But the cost to the
environment has been deadly. After
Italy, the United States is second
highest in the world for consump-
tion of bottled water and most of
the bottles don't get recycled. Lately,
companies have been improving
efforts to reduce the amount of

plastic used in the bottles, but we're
far away from common sense at this
Is there any reason to pur
chase bottled water or water with
electrolytes, like SmartWater and
Propel? Probably only if you're
visiting Mexico. The lon and short
of it is that the United States keepS
its water very clean in most of the
country. The exceptions might be
the inner cities where plumbing is
not readily accessible or extremely
rural areas where people share water
sources with farm animals. In most
suburban areas, it's the law for water
to have high standards for purity
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material per squared inch) and
chemical makeup (meaning which
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Trenton, New Jersey, a hot
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By Anthony Paris, MHS Student
The summer of 2010 was
undoubtedly one to remember for
the students of Duval County. Few
would trade the warm sand and
cool ocean waters of our Jackson-
ville beaches for a desk and pencil
in an air-conditioned classroom.
However, on August 23, all
Mandarin High students returned
to school safely with high spirits.
Without a doubt, each student is
excited for what the 2010-2011
school year has in store for them
and for the thrilling events that
are to take place in school. The fall
sports are an area of major interest
of the student body and the season
for football, volleyball, swimming,
cross country, golf and bowing is
just starting up.
For some of these, like foot
ball, the preparations and hard
work for this year had already
begun in early August with sum
mertime practice. A little bit before
that, in July, Coach Robert Dean

was named head football coach for
Mandarin High.
According to Coach Steve
Brown who is the assistant head
coach/defensive coordinator of our
MHS Mustangs, "The summer
conditioning went really well. The
players all showed great strength,
endurance and a willingness to
The attendance rate of practice
was nearly one hundred percent,
with players training hard on a
daily basis.
The fruits of this hard work
could be seen in the first games of
this school year, as the Mandarin
Mustangs swept through their early
opponents like a stampede. Al
though Mandarin suffered a defeat
(0-16) during its first preseason
game against Bartram, the follow
ing week they managed to achieve
a great victory over Forest with a
final score of 35 to 3.

According to Coach Brown,
"The combination of effective
defense with several good inter-
ceptions and fumble recoveries
has presented us with a winning
game." Every one of the players
"gave it his best.
Riley Simpson, Lois Bertrm'
Ben Lampley and Kenny Glover all
scored touchdowns for the MHS
team. In addition, Kamaal Mag
wood was nominated for player of
the week, or "honor roll player" for
his performance on the field.
Over the next few weeks,
the team will be playing games
at home and away against Terry
Parker, Fletcher and First Coast
High Schools, after which the dis-
trict games will begin. The season
will be topped off with a game at
Wolfson High School. It certainly
seems like the Mustangs are gallop-
ing towards a great fall season.
The junior varsity football
team is also off to a good start with
a victory over Fletcher. During
the game, cramps were common
on both sides, but these will most
likely cease as the players get
warmed up.
But the football team isn't the
only one making the Mandarin
High students proud. The girl's
junior varsity volleyball team de
feted Terry Parker in two matches.
Both came out victorious for the
Mandarin girls with scores of 25-8
and 25-7. Everyone on the team
put in a great effort to bring home
two wins. The Lady Mustangs are
off to a good start and a great fall
Other events such as golf,
bowling and cross country are
scheduled throughout the month
and provide the school with ad
ditional excitement. As any of the
seniors will tell you, the 2010-11
years at Mandarin High will be
"the ones to remember."

As work and school take pre-
cedence over boating free time and
the days grow cooler, the auxiliary
maintains its educational, vessel
examination and patrol activities
and attends events and unit socials.
Flotilla personnel will patrol the
waters off Jacksonville Naval Air
Station and likely help man a
booth on-base at the October Air
Show. We will be doing whatever
we can to chip away at the reasons
for Florida's increased boating
fatalities in 2010. As of September
12, the state had suffered 50 fatali-
ties, one ahead of 2009. Those dy-
ing are typically males over 30 and
alone, but over time the clearest
statistic from fatality investigations
is that 89 percent of the victims
had no boater education. Drown-
ing is the most frequent cause of
death and that happens because the
victims didn't expect to be thrown
into the water and thus weren't
wearing a life jacket. By their na-
ture, accidents rarely allow you the
time to find and don protection.
Even as we address our core
missions, the organization's life
cycle demands that we annu-
ally elect a commander and vice
commander to lead us for the next
year. Annual elections also oc-
cur at division and district levels.
The election process begins in the
Flotillas with the appointment of a
screening committee that encour-
ages nominations and certifies
candidates. Being a volunteer
organization, members bring
relevant experience and current
capabilities from their jobs, b ting
and life events. To assure famthar-
ity with the auxiliary, rules require
nominees have at least one year as
a member and current certification
in vessel examination, instruction
or operations. Nominees must also

have completed three short courses
in administrative procedures and
emergency management. From the
certification requirement, it is easy
to see the auxiliary is serious about
the relationship of safety educa-
tion, vessel checks and on-water
assistance as its main emphasis.
After candidates are certified,
elections are held at the November
2 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Flor-
ida Tackle and Gun Club, located
at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Voting
is by secret ballot, unless there is
only one candidate, in which case
we vote by hand. In the period
following their election, the com-
mander-elect appoints members to
staff officer positions and organizes
the Change of Watch, which is the
ceremony and dinner at which the
administration changes. The cer-
emony is an enjoyable social event
with family and guests held in De-
cember or January at a Mandarin
restaurant or catered at a maritime
facility, including the Rudder Club
and the Naval Air Station Yacht
If you want to join in our
activities, contact Charles Smith
at 541-1660 and he will guide you
through membership. Members
and all boat operators can take the
Auxiliary Boating Safety Program
which occurs nearly every Monday
at 6:30 p.m. at the Stellar build-
ing near Interstate 295 at 2900
Hartley Road. The cost is $20 per
participant. Call Bob (721-1346)
for specifics and to register. Boaters
in the Mandarin and NW St. Johns
County can arrange a free vessel
safety check by contacting Mike
Morgan (333-0216) or msmor-
gan221@gmail.com or use the
flotilla website at http://a0701408.

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Principal Pamela Bradley-Pierce from Spring
Park Elementary School receives a check
from Mandarin Council President Bob
Asher. The Chamber teamed up to get
supplies for our less privileged schools. She
received a check for $500 for her school
in addition to the many items that Mandarin
Council members donated.

Chamber of Comm ce

"You will have enough money
to live comfortably throughout
your retirement years." Only 12
percent of women in the 2010 Em-
ployee Benefit Research Institute's
Retirement Confidence Survey
answered "yes" to this statement. If
you're a woman who is still work-
ing or if you have female relatives
who are/will be working, there
is some very important research
about negotiating that can help
you and/or your female relatives
reach a comfortable retirement.
Let's look at some facts from
Linda Babcock and Sara Lasch
ever (authors of "Ask for It: How
Women Can Use the Power of
Negotiation to Get What They
Really Want") about women and
* The Million Dollar Difference.
"Women who consistently
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earn at least $1 million more
during their careers than
women who dont.

October 11, 2010

Hidden behind one of the
many industrial parks sprinkled
around Mandarin (the one near
Greenland Park) is an oasis of
wooded peace. It's the home of one
of the city's best Pumpkin Patches.
The property belongs to Shepherd
of the Woods Lutheran Church
and th annual mpkinOPatch

on Sunday, October 17.
When you visit this serene 40-
acre property off Greenland Road,
you can take a stroll around the
lake, make an occasion of picking
out the family pumpkins, take pic-
tures at various locations and enjoy
the "Scarecrow Parade" display.
The parade is a new feature this
year. Community groups and local
businesses are invited to assemble

a scarecrow for display around
the patch for customers and the
patch's many visiting school groups
to admire. It's a great way to raise
awareness for your organization.
All proceeds from the patch
support the church's mission proj-
ects, such as local and international
fo d banks, disaster relief and

The Pumpkin Patch is open
from October 17 through the 31
and the hours are Monday through
Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from
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* Ouch! "Going to the dentist" is
how women described the pro-
cess of negotiation, while men
picked "winning a ballgame.
Women avoid negotiation four
times as often as men.
First salary. A woman who fails
to negotiate at the very begin-
ning of her career will be down
by $500,000 in lifetime earn-
ings by the time she reaches 60.
Women are paid less. We know
that women now make $.79 to
every dollar a man makes (this
is an improvement in 1963,
it was $.59 for every dollar and
$.76 in 2000). But, a study at
Carnegie Mellon showed that
men graduating with a master's
degree negotiated more than a
7 percent higher starting salary
(around $4,000). Over a career'
this would cause that $.21 dis
crepancy to shrink even more.
Attitude. Women often feel
"ga ul to be offered a job
one in five adult women never
negotiate. .
Differing expectations. Men
expect to earn 13 percent more
than women during their first
year of full-time work and 32
percent more at their career

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negotiating skills can hammer
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cause of reduction of fish great water clarifier.
inventory in most ponds. It can be easily made at home.
Last month we talked It is composed entirely of plaster
about how this can pre- of Paris easily purchased at your
vented by keeping your hardware store. But, do some
water buffered with baking homework when shopping for the
soda and other common plaster of Paris and read the label.
products for the purpose The plaster of Paris must be pure
of keeping the KH at suf- plaster of Paris and not contain-
ficient levels to buffer pH ing any added ingredients such
swings. as hardener and stabilizers that
A good line of defense might be harmful to your pond.
to prevent a pH crash The product contents should have
is the introduction of a only C.A.S. limestone and C.A.S.
pH pill. It seems a little Gypsum only!
strange that the pH pill Before mixing read the cau-
maintains KH levels but tions listed on the bag. Do not
DW is getting confused breathe the dust or get the dust
so let's forget all the initials in your eyes. Mix the plaster of
purpose of this discussion Paris with regular tap water. For
refer to the pH puck as an aquarium, we used small plastic
a puck of chalky mate- molds like left over butter contain-
place in your pond or ers. Pour the puck two to three
m that slowly dissolves. inches in diameter and about one

Koi ponds require a larger
puck. A deposable pie tin works
well. For our pond of 3500 gallons,
we use two pucks the pie tin size.
The plaster will set or harden
in about ten minutes or so if mixed
properly. Do not use the pill until
it is totally dry. It can be harmful
to the fish if it is not completely
cured. When cured it should feel
dry and chalky not slick and cold.
When placed in the water it is
natural for the puck to release
trapped bubbles and if using the
pie tin size, don't worry if it breaks.
The placement of the puck
is extremely important for it to
dissolve properly. It must be placed
in the main flow of water. A good
place is in the skimmer or hung
in a waterfall. For an aquarium, a
good place is in the filter hanging
on the back. Depending on the
sizes, you may need to use more
than one.

;solves, It releases calcium,

for the
and just
It. It is
rial you
As It dis

In this column, we talk a lot
about pH and the importance of
keeping your water buffered. Fish
can handle a rising of the pH but
if it drops suddenly, called a pH
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containers of giant
leaf caladiums
encircling crape
myrtles in the
yard, along with
large dragon wing
begonias, oak
leaf hydrangeas,
mandevilla and
amarylhs plants
covertly blending
into the landscape.
All are beauti-
ful additions to
the characteristic warmth and
appeal of the moss draped oaks,
azaleas, magnolias, camellia bushes,
crape myrtles, philodendrons and
jasmine bordering her yard. Flow-
ering annuals and groundcovers of
blue agapanthus, lilies, liriope, ilex
schilling and low spreading jumper
are also part of the setting that
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that is pleasing to Hines.
"I find peace and calm in gar
denying she says. "I enjoy seeing
things grow and can do so much
more with my plants by putting
them in pots."
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gesturing towards a dazzling blood
lily given to her as a gift. Care
fully cultivated and placed in a
partly shaded spot, the lily was in
full bloom with many tiny radi
ant orange red blossoms forming
perfect circular flower heads. A
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Gardening in containers pro-

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"It also makes it easier to
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tuck them among the oak trees for
protection from the north Florida
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spoke of plans to transplant some
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save them from a spreading fungus.
The numerous amaryllis plant
ings are another interesting facet in
her garden. They grow in all sizes
and colors in suitable places in the
front and back yard.
"I grow them from seed,"
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"I have found it
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via and knockout
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past nine years, her knowledge of
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reahzes the impressive information
she readily shares comes from years
of dedicated interest.
Hines enjoys experiment-

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particularly with those that attract
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complete with hanging baskets,
perfectly laid out for butterfly and
bird watching.
Numerous bird feeders and
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bell tangelo, grapefruit, satsuma,
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terfly garden growing in a sunny
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ing scarlet milkweed, butterfly
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Shellie Hines' garden is the
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ted crotons, bougainvillea and an
assortment of other potted plants
sitting on the front porch. Look
closely and you will see numerous




to attract the butterflies for Hines
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