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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 School District Journal Page 5 From the Council Members Desk Page 6 Political Commentary Page 7 FDOT update Page 8 Senior NewsLine Page 10 Mandarin Rotary Club Page 11 All Star Quilters Page 12 The Lifestyle Guru Page 13 American ag retirementPage 14 Back to School SectionPage 15 Boy Scouts Page 17 Local Sports Scene Page 18 A dark & stormy night Page 19 Faith News Purposeful Parenting Page 20 Gardening Page 21 Meet...your brain! Page 22 MSA All Stars Page 23 Capt. Davids Fishing SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 5, Issue 11 August 2011Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.mandarinnewsline.comand click onFree Classi ed Ads P f ly www.AccessChurch.org Snape, Snape. Severus Snape. Snape, Snape. Severus Snape. Dumbledore! If this line sounds familiar, then you, along with one hundred million viewers, have seen the widely popular Harry Potter Puppet Pals in their viral YouTube video, The Mysterious Ticking Noise. Anyone whos a diehard Potter fan should enjoy this cloth maniAn estimated 500 area residents turned out for patriotic music, a childrens parade, antique cars, entertainment and free homemade lemonade as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Mandarin Store and Post O ce on Saturday, July 2. The day was perfect, said Karen Roumillat, former president of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, which operates the building as a museum. It was a great celebration of the history of the old store and post o ce and all these wonderful people came to join the festivities. The all-day party held on the grounds of the Mandarin Community Club, the events co-sponsor, started with a childrens decorated bike and wagon parade with music from the Northeast Florida Conservatory of Music Community Band. Later, there were twirling demonstrations by PheThe Divine Mercy House was the focus of a community baby shower sponsored by Iberia Bank and the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce in June. The shower was held at the Mandarin Branch of Iberia Bank on Old St. Augustine Road. Attendees of the baby shower enjoyed delicious sandwiches from Broadway Deli and a scrumptious cake from the Publix Bakery. Guests had a good time mingling with members of the Mandarin community while watching the donations multiply with each new attendee. The Divine Mercy House received a boatload of much needed baby items such as gift cards to Target and Wal-Mart, cash donations, clothing, diapers and wipes and other baby gear. One creative party-goer Fans give Harry a standing ovation as he takes his nal bowBy Alexa M. Velezfestation of the wizard gang, along with the eight Harry Potter lms, including the nal installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which was released in July. The Harry Potter book series that started it all was brought to life more than 10 years ago by author J. K. Rowling. Today, the series has sold more than 450 million copies, has been translated into 67 languages and has won numerous awards. The last four books in the series have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history. With the release of the nal chapter on the silver screen, its sad to face the fact that Harrys reign is coming to an end. Nevertheless, his story has left a lasting impression on millions of people across the globe. So what is it that makes the books, excuse the clich, magical? Lets see what a few local fans have to say. Amanda, a junior in high school, started reading the Harry Potter series when she was nine years old. Shes read all the books numerous times often staying up till the crack of dawn, unable to stop reading. Its like you get into it and you want to keep reading because its exciting. Its thrilling. You get so engrossed in what the characters are feeling and how they are acting that you just cant put the book down because it feels like youre actually there, she shares. Her favorite book in the series is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When asked which of theCommunity turns out for all-day celebrationLandmark celebrates centennial Andrew Morrow, Mandarin Museum & Historical Society executive director, visits with Wanda Bosworth, former Mandarin Community Club president, on the steps of the Mandarin Store and Post Of ce.nomenon, Ladies of the Golden Teacup historical re-enactors, games and original folk music by Ron and Mary. Five men and women were honored as Mandarin History Markers for their contribuBusiness community showers Mandarins Divine Mercy House By Contributing Writer Jodie Cetnar, Executive Director, Divine Mercy House Adriana (bank employee), Jodie Cetnar (Divine Mercy House executive director) and Joyce (bank employee and shower organizer)also donated a beautiful diaper cake! The Divine Mercy House is a home for women facing an unplanned pregnancy whose families cannot or will not o er assistance. Women come to the house during pregnancy and will typically stay six to eight months after the babys birth. Sta helps each woman to develop a life plan, working to secure employment, schooling, housing and any other resources they may need to become stable and self-Centennial celebration cont on pg. 10 Harry Potter cont on pg. 17 Divine Mercy House cont on pg. 13
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Please call 287-8132 or 7385063 for additional information. The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the annual Chili Cooko Come join us again this year on Saturday, November 12 at the RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Verizon Wireless as well as Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA, Mandarin NewsLine (R.T. Publishing, Inc.) and VyStar Credit Union and Silver Sponsor SunTrust. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this great event or sharing your famous chili recipe by being a cooker, please contact Randy Thomas at 735-9088. The August general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, August 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Group 3 of the members featuring Dawn Overbeck as speaker. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www. sagn .blogspot.com for meeting dates. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and parttime 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 include: park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email email@example.com. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up, unless it rains. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA) will once again be among those who observe and participate in the 2011 National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, August 2. A national event, sponsored locally by the JSO, planned activities are designed to strengthen please visit www. rstcoastheartwalk.org. The Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Alumni Association presents Showtime 25 an alumni reunion performance celebrating 25 years of graduates of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and bene ting the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Alumni Scholarship Fund. The event will be held Friday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas Anderson Theatre, located at 2445 San Diego Road. Tickets will be available online beginning July 1, 2011 for suggested donations of $15 general admission, $10 for students, Douglas Anderson alumni and current/former Douglas Anderson faculty. For more information, please call 339-5025, email dasotaalums@ gmail.com or visit the events Facebook page. Grab a glass and toast the First Coasts furriest friends at the Jacksonville Humane Societys 13th annual Toast to the Animals on Friday, August 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Guests will enjoy more than 100 varieties of wine and beer, gourmet hors doeuvres and desserts at the fundraiser. Silent and live auctions will feature fabulous items. Tickets are $40 per person or $35 per person for people under 35 years of age. Tickets are available at www. jaxhumane.org or by calling 725-8766. (Tickets for designated drivers are $30 per person. VIP Preview tickets are available for $65 to taste premium wines from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.)Whats New cont on pg. 6 BURGERS Get red up for grilling season with great tasting meat that comes from healthy animals. 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Put us in the game!Dont let Big Insurance keep us on the sideline!Serving Mandarin Since 1990 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7While there are many summer days remaining, teachers will be back preparing for the 2011-12 school year on August 15, with the students returning for the start of the new school year on August 22, 2011. Some items of interest in the Mandarin community for the coming year include the following: This year, the now oneyear-old Atlantic Coast High School will have their rst senior high class the graduating class of 2012. Mandarin Middle School will have a new principal, Debbie Smith, who comes to the school from First Coast High School. Joy Recla retired this year and we wish her a very happy retirement. Caroline Wells, former principal at Abess Park Elementary School, will be replacing The new school year is approaching, which is a perfect time of year for parents to sit down with their teens to talk to them about their responsibilities in school like earning good grades, getting to class on time and staying out of trouble. In addition, a very important topic parents should discuss with their teens this time of year is that of dating and the possibility of dating abuse. Most parents cringe at the thought of their teen being Jud Strickland at Bartram Springs Elementary School. Strickland will become an executive director for elementary schools. The budget is still to be nalized as of this writing and the district, parents and business community are working diligently with Athletic Director Jon Fox to eld athletic programs not funded for this year. Transportation to our dedicated magnet schools, while not provided this year due to the severe budget cuts, will be provided through various pay to ride options. Parents and guardians have been provided information on the options via the mail and the media. For additional information, please check the website at www.duvalschools. org and select the Magnet 3rd Party Transportation option on our home page. The district is looking forward to working with our new mayor, Alvin Brown and his education liaison. For my part, as a former mayor and now seven year member of the School Board, it is important that the mayor himself take an active role in the education of our childrenas it is the great equalizer between success and failure. Mayor Brown has two young boys in our public schools and he and his wife are strong believers in public education. Additionally, the mayor has made education a high priority for his administration. Important Dates: August 2: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.; Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive August 15: First day of preplanning August 22: First day of school for students Thought for the Month: If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. ~Pearl S. Buck 904-765-2020www.clayeye.com3761900-01 Orange Park:2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020Fleming Island:1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020The Physicians & Surgeons of Clay Eye, are dedicated to providing each patient with professional, personalized and quality care to help you with all of your eye care needs.C.M. Harris, M.D. John Wilcox, M.D. John Donovan, M.D. Donald Downer, M.D. Russell Pecoraro, M.D. Lawrence Levine, M.D. David Green, O.D. Melanie Javier, O.D. CMHarrisMD Russell SPECIALIZING IN: Comprehensive Eye Exams Diabetic Eye Disease Pediatric Eye Exams Pediatric Ophthalmology Its time to talk to your teenBy Contributing Writer Ashley Johnson Scott, Hubbard House, Inc.involved in a romantic relationship and have no idea how to approach the subject. But one of the most important steps parents can take to prevent dating abuse is quite simple: start talking! Talk to your child about what constitutes a healthy, respectful relationship and please assure them that they are not to blame if they are in an unhealthy relationship and that youre available to help them be safe and happy. While nearly one in three high school students who have been in relationships have experienced the most serious forms of dating violence and abuse, including sexual abuse, physical abuse or threats of physical harm to a partner or self, less than 25 percent say they have discussed dating violence with their parents. Discussing dating violence with your teen doesnt have to be uncomfortable. Ask how things are going in general and try bringing up the subject by asking what their friends dating relationships are like. Ask if your teen has seen any type of abusive behavior between dating couples. This brings up an opportunity to discuss the warning signs of dating abuse. Your teen may be experiencing dating abuse if they: Apologize and/or makes excuses for his/her partners behavior. Lose interest in activities that he/she use to enjoy. Stop seeing friends and family members and become more and more isolated. Casually mention the partners violent behavior, but laughs it o as a joke. Often have unexplained injuries or their explanations often dont make sense. Your teens partner may be abusive if they: Call your teen names and put him/her down in front of others. Act extremely jealous of others who pay attention to your teen. Think or tell your teen that you, the parent(s), dont like them. Control your teens behavior, checking up constantly, calling or texting and demanding to know who he/she has been with. Hubbard House, the domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, would like parents to know the di erence between unhealthy versus healthy dating relationships, and to be prepared with safety tips and warning signs to discuss with their teens. Prevention is the key, so start talking! Resources: To speak to a Hubbard House advocate about domestic/ dating violence please call 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119 or visit www.hubbardhouse. org. Teens can call the national teen dating abuse helpline at (866) 331-9474 or chat online with a peer advocate at http://www.loveisrespect.org. Test your knowledge of teen dating violence and nd out dating abuse facts at http:// loveisnotabuse.com. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.
www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Additional 10% with this Ad!Additional 20% for store credit with ad.Opportunities to earn money by hosting your own Gold Party. Call for details. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd 880-3292Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Watch Repair, including Rolex. Cashfor Gold & Diamonds Comfortable Dentistry You Can Trust & Afford! (New Patients Only) Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S. Satisfaction Guaranteed Call for more details. 2011 chrisad (Ne w P atients O n l y ) & Call for Details Marions of Mandarin Wig Boutique904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Privacy For Cancer Patients & Special Needs Mary Kay Products Now Available!Under New Ownership! Stop in Today! President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFWs annual essay competition On June 30, at a ceremony held at the Times Union Center, I was o cially sworn in as your District 6 City Council representative. As I stood on the stage with my father, a former councilman, at my side, I couldnt help but feel honored and humbled that you, the people of Mandarin, have entrusted me with the responsibility of representing you in our city government. I greatly appreciate that trust and I promise to maintain it by always being honest, principled and trustworthy. As your councilman, it is very important that the lines of communications are always open. I intend to hold monthly town-hall meetings so we can discuss issues facing Mandarin and Jacksonville. Remember, I represent you in City Hall and it is imperative that I hear your voices. As a resident of Jacksonville for the past 50 years and a small-business owner of 20 years, I have seen many changes in Mandarin and Jacksonville. But one thing has remained steady and consistent: the ever-growing taxes and fees imposed upon us by City Hall. Over the past four years, city government has increased our property taxes (18 percent just in the last two years), added a garbage fee, implemented a storm water fee and imposed a franchise fee on our electric bills. These taxes and fees must stop. City Hall should do with less. Period. Council members can start by reducing their salaries of $45,000 a year. At a time when regular families are cutting back and doing with less, when many have lost their jobs and struggling to nd new ones, the City Council should tighten their belts, lead by example and also learn to do with less. In the coming months, I will introduce legislation to cut Council salaries by 10 percent. If my legislation does not pass, I will donate 10 percent of my salary to charity. I will also introduce The St. Johns River Water Management District governing board approved a tentative budget today that reduces property tax revenues by 26 percent as part of Governor Rick Scotts and the Legislatures goals to reduce property taxes and focus on the districts core missions and responsibilities. The tentative 0.3313 millage rate will result in $85.3 million in revenue that will be part of a total $209 million budget that will also be funded with prior years state and carryover funds, timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings and permit fees. Under a 0.3313 millage rate 33.13 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $49.69 per year in property taxes to the district. The tentative budget approved today will allow the district to focus on its core missions, while also providing some tax relief for property owners, said Governing Board Chairman Leonard Wood of Fernandina Beach. While we will see some reduction in the projects that the agency undertakes and costshares in, this budget will fund our highest priorities. The tentative budget allows the district to focus on projects such as: Priority restoration projects to improve water quality and develop alternative water supplies Water supply planning, including water conservation and minimum ows and levlegislation requiring Council Members to pay more than the current 5 percent towards their health insurance. Finally, I would encourage all elected o cials to contribute to de ned contribution plans rather than the de ned bene t plans, which are crippling the citys nances. I welcome the challenges ahead and look forward to meeting all of you in the future. Remember, city government is all our responsibility. Thank you and God bless. Matt Schellenberg District 6Board approves property tax reductionBy Contributing Writer Teresa Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtels prevention and recovery strategy development Monitoring water quality and quantity trends to ensure that appropriate data continues to exist on which to make sound scienti c decisions Land management activities, such as prescribed burns; control of invasive exotic plants; and operation and maintenance of levees, locks and other structures A streamlined and enhanced permitting process To achieve budget reductions and ensure that core missions and responsibilities are achieved, the district will reduce: Contractual services by $23 million Employee salaries and bene ts by $12 million Cooperative funding by $7 million Operating expenses by $3 million Public hearings on the tentative budget will be held at 5:05 p.m. on September 13 and September 27. Final budget adoption will occur at the September 27 meeting.VFW announces Patriotic essay competitionand win thousands of dollars in United States Savings Bonds; the top 45 national winners all receive at least a $1,000 savings bond. The rst-place award is currently a $10,000 savings bond plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2011. Post winners advance to district. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is Are You Proud of Your Country? Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Chairman, Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 for more information or visit www.vfw.org. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919 Attention Mandarin residents!Be sure to visit the City of Jacksonvilles webpage www.mappingtherisk.com to determine your ood zone status based on the newest FEMA Flood maps and learn some helpful tips that may come in handy this hurricane season! First Day of School Duval County Monday, August 22 From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6
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Youll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve at a pr ice you can afford. NO BUY IN! NO ENTRANCE FEE! CALL TODAY! (904)292-268311501 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258THECOVES@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG Mayor Alvin Brown, born in 1963, succeeded Mayor John Peyton, born in 1964. By de nition just by a whisker both mayors are members of the Baby Boomer, post-World War II generation. But, it has been up to them to clean up behind the older Baby Boomer mayors who preceded them. Mayor Brown seems particularly adept at this, even though his administration is only a month old. We Baby Boomers are one of the least responsible generations in American history. We have squandered the values and mores of the Greatest Generation and forgotten we were taught frugality and the virtues of being personally responsible. In late June, then MayorElect Brown announced every dollar the city spends would be up for discussion to balance the city budget, including monies to non-pro t agencies. Outgoing Mayor John Peyton had already started reversing the course of city support for non-pro ts by cutting back annual checks from an aggregate of over $11 million to over $2 million. A good start and Mayor Brown is making it better by saying the remaining funds may even be cut completely. Its important there is a wall between government and charity; each neighborhood, increase crime prevention awareness, police/neighborhood relationships and increase support and participation in neighborhood watch programs run by local law enforcement. The RHA will be holding an ice cream social that evening with JSO O cers invited to attend and speak informally with neighbors. For further information on National Night Out, please contact the JSO Community A airs O ce at 630-2160. The Italian American Club will reopen August 7 with a BBQ and general meeting. We look forward to our fall lineup of social events such as our Festa Italiana to be held the third week in October. Mark your calendars for this special yearly event. For additional details, please check out our website at iacofjacksonville.com. The Mandarin Garden Club will be holding a $1 Clothing Sale on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse at 2891 Political Commentary The generous people of Mandarin can make their own better plansBy J. Bruce Richardsonallow the best instincts in an ingenious and generous people to solve problems without unnecessary government interference. The beginning of the Baby Boomer generation far too quickly embraced the countercultures of the dismal 1960s, which included the mantra to make love, not war and foolishly followed the creative community in Hollywood into the sewage pit of the still destructive drug culture. Dreary side e ects of this leap into the abyss have included the decimation of personal standards for many, lost respect for most institutions and the creation of the me culture, which places personal satisfaction, grati cation and comfort beyond other considerations. The creeping socialism found in every facet of government is traced directly to the debauching of the Baby Boomers in the 60s and 70s. Why worry when government is there to worry for us? Irresponsible fathers dont want to be responsible for a family? No problem! The Great Society will step in and help raise those innocent children. The thought process even extended to charities. You dont want to be bothered to gure out which charities to give to? No problem! The United Way will take your donation and parcel it out for you. And, if you work for a company which has an annual United Way campaign, prodding and guilting every employee into giving to make the company look good, thats just competitive icing on the cake. With all of the a uence found throughout Mandarin, how much of that, if motivated and not hindered by government could solve our own neighborhood problems without interference from others who think they know best for us? Mandarin is part of a great city and a great country, but many are often sti ed by believing government will take care of everything. Some personal initiative, absent government mandate, can do anything better than government, at half the cost and twice the result.J. Bruce Richardson, a resident of Jacksonville, has created many successful marketing, advertising, public relations, fund-raising and political campaigns. A former newsroom staffer of the late Jacksonville Journal, Mr. Richardson has an educational background in management and nance. His column appears monthly in Mandarin NewsLine.Whats New cont from pg. 3 Loretto Road. The sale will include a wide variety of clothing, accessories and shoes for women, men and children. The Mandarin Garden Club 65th Anniversary Cookbook, composed of 500 delicious recipes and helpful cooking tips, will be available for purchase. The garden club is supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse the day of the sale: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club; cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H: and nonperishable, unexpired food items and toiletries donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies. For more information about this event and the Mandarin Garden Club please call 268-1192, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check our website at http://home. comcast.net/~harper113. The MOMS Club Mandarin chapter is open to moms living in the 32207, 32217, 32223 and 32257 zip codes. Fun activities for you and your child include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For more information, please contact email@example.com or visit the websites https://sites.google. com/site/momsclubofmandarinnorth/ or http://www.momsclub. org/ The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated 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 information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@ comcast.net. The Toast of Jax Toastmaster Club meets each Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Mandarin in the conference room located in GiGis restaurant. Whether youre a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in your chosen path. Please join us! For additional information, please visit www.toastofjax.org. La Leche League provides information and encouragement to all mothers who are breastfeeding or want to breastfeed their babies. We offer mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education to breastfeeding and expectant mothers at several meetings each month. Pregnant women, mothers and babies are always welcome! The Jacksonville group meets the rst Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Please call a leader for directions to the meeting location: Elisabeth, 534-6999; Laura, 994-1896; or Pat, 3712730. For additional information or help, please go to our website at www.lll orida.com. All meetings are free. 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This quote by early 20th century American playwright and novelist, Thomas Wolfe, proved true for the lucky members of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Reading Club who got to take a once in a lifetime trip to New York in mid-June. The Reading Club is a group of theatre students dedicated to reading plays. Every week, the young actors meet to discuss the play they have just read as well as get their copy of the play to be discussed the next week. The plays are all modern pieces, ones that have just debuted on Broadway either in New York or London. Led by theatre teacher Michael Higgins, the students discuss what they liked or didnt like about the play before delving into the deeper issues, meanings and messages of the piece. Then, every summer, Higgins takes a number of the members to New York City for a two week trip. Within this short period of time, they see as many Broadway and o Broadway performances as possible. This year the trip took place June 18 through 27. Within this nine day period, the group saw 14 performances. The full list includes the shows War Horse, Master Class, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Normal Heart, Sleep No More, The House of Blue Leaves, The Illusion, The Mother****** with the Youth Arts UpdateReading Club takes trip of a lifetimeBy Danielle WirsanskyWhy you and your dog would bene t from a dog walking serviceThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began paving on a $2.25 million resurfacing and improvement project Saturday, July 16 along two miles of Philips Highway (US Highway 1). The project limits are just south of Greenland Road from Philips Indus-Resurfacing project starts on Philips Highway near Greenland Roadtrial Boulevard to Gran Bay Parkway. The project also includes drainage improvements and installing new guardrail. The project should be nished by the end of this year. The contract speci es 140 days to complete the work and allows extra time for holidays, weather delays and unforeseen eld conditions. APACSoutheast of Jacksonville is the contractor. For more information on this project, please call the FDOT Public Information O ce at 800-207-8236 (ext. 5457).Hat, Lysistrata Jones, Through a Glass Darkly, Unnatural Acts, Newsical: Full Spin Ahead, Ghetto Klown and Play Dead. The students were allowed to stage-door the performances, where they joined the crowds around the backstage doors of each performance to wait for the shows actors to exit. The students could then get autographs of their favorite actors, as well as get a moment or two to talk to them. Students were able to meet such famous actors as Tyne Daly, Robin Williams, Jim Parsons, Chris Rock, Carey Mulligan, Ben Stiller, Edie Falco and John Leguizamo. Pablo Milla, a student on the trip, even met the playwright of The House of Blue Leaves, John Guare. Says Milla, Of my favorite memories, I would have to say its a close tie between getting two of Robin Williams autographs on my script of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and my playbill (as I uphold Mr. Williams as my highest icon as a performer) and shaking hands with John Leguizamo, another artist whom I highly revere, whom also wished me luck on my career. The young actors also got to go behind the scenes of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, where they were given a tour of backstage by the stage manager, a former student of Higgins. While backstage they got to meet Robin Williams, an inspiration for many of the students. The students also had a few celebrity sightings around the city, such as seeing Hugh Jackman in the audience for War Horse. However, the trip is more than an opportunity to celebrity sightsee or just see a couple of plays. It helps to shape these young actors lives, to show them a better view of the life they are considering to pursue. 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Review your report regularly and consider enrolling in a protection product like Pro-10 ways to prevent hearing losseardrum. 3. Smoking. Smoking tobacco and second-hand smoke can contribute to hearing loss. Studies suggest that chronic nicotine exposure impairs the brains ability to hear and interpret sound. Along with the other reasons to stop smoking, you can reduce your likelihood of greater hearing loss if you quit or stay out of smoky places. 4. Diabetes. Diabetics are twice as likely to have hearing loss. Eating a healthy diet, maintaining proper weight and daily exercise can help you avoid type 2 diabetes. 5. Alcohol. Too much alcohol can contribute to permanent hearing loss. Recently, researchers found that drinking two beers in a half an hour can cause temporary hearing loss for up to 16 hours. 6. Solvents. Avoid organic solvents. Organic solvents (such as styrene and toluene) are commonly found in paints, lacquers and industrial printing inks. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 SENIOR NEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE 904-287-7300 Discover Active LivingExciting new neighborhood atWestminster Woods on Julington Creek N ew! Southwood Village Over half homesites reserved! Call today to secure yours! For more information or to visit, call toll-free today!1-866-983-1984 INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE SmartArtCreative expression makes me feel alive and inspired! SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Are you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919The Bunco group of the Mandarin Womens club played Bunco at Tess Ross Harts house last month. The programs for the club take a siesta June, July and August. Some of the activities continue through the summer like Bunco, Mah Jongg, Mexican Train, dining out and coffee and matinee. The club is for women only but has no restrictions on boundaries or how long one has lived here. September through May we meet at the Ramada Inn on the fourth Thursday of the month for our programs. For more information, please call Kay at 521-2524 or Laura at 268-8905After a particularly exciting and successful season, concluding in June with an excellent production of the unique musical within a comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, Theatre Jacksonville has not only announced their mainstage o erings for 2011 2012, but also a scheduled Summer Classic in San Marco the renowned drama Our Town by Thornton Wilder. For the rst time, Theatre Jacksonville, having listened to the desires of so many residents who have expressed their dismay at the lack of regular arts o erings during the summer months, is o ering this additional presentation August 19 through September 3. Thornton Wilders Our Town is recognized as one of the greatest American plays ever written. It follows the everyday lives of a group of people in a small town called Grovers Corners. Set in a period around the middle of the 20th century, it is seen in three stages. The rst Daily Life is followed by Encore!A summer treat at Theatre JacksonvilleBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityLove and Marriage and nally Death and Eternity. It features a narrator who guides the audience through the lives of two families. Our Town was the winner of a Pulitzer Prize and it was recently revived yet again in an o Broadway production in New York. To quote the New York Post, it is beautiful and remarkable, one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre. A spiritual experience! How fortunate we are to have this opportunity to enjoy this inspiring production. Subscribers to the Mainstage Season can purchase tickets for $10! (General admission is $15). The Mainstage Season, which commences in October, will present the usual variety of o erings. It will start with a production of the unique drama Welfarewell by Cat Delaney, which won the 2009 Samuel French Canadian Playwriting Competition. This will be followed in December by one of the longest running o Broadway musicals in history I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts. The season will continue in March of 2012 with a courtroom drama by the renowned Ayn Rand, followed in April by a comedy, Twentieth Century by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The season will end on an upbeat note with a 1940s style update of the renowned Gilbert and Sullivans The Mikado, featuring an intoxicating mix of styles and in uences. As you can see, there is a unique season ahead at Theatre Jacksonville, which deserves its reputation as one of the oldest continually producing community theatres in the nation. Thank you, Executive Director Sarah Boone, for your inspirational leadership and guidance! For speci c dates, information on subscriptions and individual tickets, (none of which I might add have been increased in price), you can call 396 4425 or visit their website at www. theatrejax.com. your monthly Social Security payment, access your medical records or even falsify your tax return so that your refund goes to them instead of into your bank account. Stay alert and educated. Identity thieves come up with new ways to scam people all the time. With seniors being a favorite target, it pays to keep abreast of the latest scams. Check online resources like IRS. gov, FTC.gov and IDtheftcenter. org, the website of the Identity Theft Resource Center, for updates on current identity theft scams.Protect yourself cont from pg. 8 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity NewspaperSend in your Senior News! firstname.lastname@example.org
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This year the Laugh For Charity event, sponsored by the club in connection with the Ramada Inn Comedy Zone, raised money for the support of local charities. All of the proceeds from the ticket sales went to the Mandarin Food Bank. Mandarin Rotary President Mark Mouro presented a check in the amount of $13,500 to Bonnie McNulty and Mary Kaminski from the Mandarin Food Bank. In addition, Mandarin Rotary supported 11 other local charities: First Coast Dolphins swim team, Clarke Schools for the Hearing and Speech Impaired, Judy Nicholson Foundation, Williams Family YMCA, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, Mandarin Rotary presents major donation to Mandarin Food BankMandarin Rotary President Mark Mouro with Bonnie McNulty and Mary Kaminski from Mandarin Food Bank.Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, Inc., The DePaul School of Northeast Florida, Rotarys Camp Florida Kids at Camp, Team Focus, Northeast Florida Conservatory and Duval County Public School Sponsored Library. Total gifts donated by Mandarin Rotary were $30,000. tions to historic preservation. Roumillat, who is the great granddaughter of Walter Jones who opened the store in 1911, presented certi cates to Sarah Bailey, former St. Johns County Commissioner and environmental advocate; Dick Kravitz, former Jacksonville City Councilman and Florida legislator; Beth Meyer, former president of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society; and Shorty Robbins, Jacksonville parks and recreation o cial. Carl Davis, also a former president of the society and the Mandarin Community Club, was honored as well but unable to attend. Local organizations, including the Sierra Club and Mandarin All-Star Quilters provided information and demonstrations and the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery gave away ice cold free lemonade made with lemons from the nurserys trees. The store and post o ce was the hub of village life from 1911 until 1964. The Mandarin Store and Post O ce was built by William Monson in 1911. Walter Jones, who operated a general goods store and the community post o ce nearby on the St. Johns River, leased the building and moved his business to the location. He operated his business until his death in 1928. Joness daughter, Agnes Miss Aggie Jones, continued to operate the store and served as postmistress until 1964, when she retired and closed the store. Following the closing of the Mandarin Store and Post O ce, the building was used as a retail and o ce space. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, it was used by the local newspaper The Mandarin Advertiser. Later it was converted into a residence and became a dilapidated building in the 1990s. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society restored the building in 1998. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. For additional information, please visit www.mandarinmuseum.net.The Community Band from the Northeast Florida Conservatory of Music entertained. Photo by Carol Wood. Centennial celebration cont from pg. 1...that Harriet Beecher Stowe, best known as the author of Uncle Toms Cabin was once a part time resident of Mandarin? Indeed, the Stowe family Did you know...By Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community Club Board Member and 2011 MCC Membership Chairwoman Stowe Marker taken by Lynn Cuda.wintered in Mandarin in the 1870s and 1880s at a location along the St. Johns River just o what is currently known as Mandarin Road. Stowe wrote Palmetto Leaves while living in Mandarin. Published in 1873, the book describes Northeast Florida and its residents. In 1870, Stowe founded an integrated school in Mandarin for children and adults. The building that is now home to the Mandarin Community Club was built in 1872 for use as the Mandarin School after a re destroyed an earlier building on the site. Stowe herself spearheaded the building project. An o cial Florida state historical marker commemorating the Stowe family in Mandarin is located in front of the Mandarin Community Club on Mandarin Road. This makes it near the former site of a church where Calvin Stowe, Harriet Stowes husband, once served as a minister and across the street from the approximate location where of the Stowes residential cottage once stood. The Mandarin Community Club was founded in 1923 and the school building, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, was presented to the club as a gift in 1936 by Edwin and Carr Mina Jones. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspaper JA@rtpublishinginc.com
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My group was ushered through ancient sites and our guide arranged for a traditional meal and gave interpretive lessons on petroglyphs at limitedaccess Prophecy Rock and Dawa Park. The day began with a drive to the First Mesa and the village of Walpi, the oldest and most historic. Walpi stands 300 feet above the valley on a stone ledge. The tiny cluster of adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for more than 1100 years. Walpi does not have running water or electricity and remains virtually unchangedprimitive clay structures accessed by ladders. The view gives the impression Plans are underway for QuiltFest 2011 at the All Star Quilters Guild along with the other sister guilds in the Northeast Florida area. Our entry and ra e quilt for QuiltFest 2011 is Comet Shower and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Safe Harbor Boys Home (www.boyshome.com). This all-volunteer show is the largest in the Southeast featuring over 400 quilts, guild ra e quilts, silent auction, quilt sale booth, quilters walk, kids corner, quilt appraiser, charity corner, vendors and free demonstrations. QuiltFest 2011 will be held at the Prime Osborn Conference Center, located at 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville on September 22 and 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information on QuiltFest 2011, please visit www.quiltfestjax.com. The All Star Quilters Guild has also completed quilts for Quilts of Valor to be presented at the VA Hospital in Tampa in October. We continue to support daniel, Inc. with quilts and Christmas stockings for the Arizona Hopi Land adventures By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comof standing on the top of the world with endless sky and distant horizons. Visitors are asked not photograph, video tape or explore in non-designated areas which frees them to concentrate on the setting and feel the history as it permeates the air. We headed back to Second Mesa for the Hopi Cultural Center, a modern museum which promotes understanding of the complex Hopi lifestyle. Rare photos of ancient dwellings and ceremonies line the walls and cases hold handcrafted kachina dolls, pottery, baskets and tools. At lunch we feasted on blue corn tamales, baked corn stew with lamb, authentic piki breada thinly layered staple that melts in the mouth. Side dishes of beans, green chilies, yeast rolls and watermelon completed the meal. Ancient Prophecy Rock rests nearby without signage or a protective fence. The inscribed boulder is watched but Micah immediately noted vandals had struck, coating the petrogyphs with black charcoal. The etched gures represent a fascinating story of the past, present and the future. Micah said its true message is how to live and prosper with the land and not mistreat it. How true. While Prophecy Rock was a thrilling read, guarded Dawa Park became an illuminating encyclopedia: an awe inspiring collection of over 10,000 ancient drawings, believed to be the second-largest concentration of petroglyphs in the country. Two thousand year-old sandstone cli s are covered like subway walls jammed with gra ti. Simple depictions of animals, spirals, people and celebrations reveal messages which Micah again interpreted; at times making us lean our heads back to see carvings chiseled 400 to 500 feet up the wall. Once we began to assimilate the most elementary understanding, the shrine came alive. The history of the ancient tribes whispers from the reddish rock and the experience was as thrilling as if the Rosetta Stone was deciphered before my eyes. To top o the day we drove to Coalmine Canyon o ering a panoramic landscape of sunshine and color. The distinct stratum of the coal blazes on the limestone wallsa photographers dream. A day with a Hopi guide on their native land is a travel treasure. I knew so little of about the culture and left feeling like Pandoras Box was opened. I saw genuinely caring individuals who, as Micah explained, are not trying to please [all]; just trying to survive. Lets hope they do. If you go: Hopi Tours, www. experiencehopi.com. Coalmine CanyonQuiltFest 2011 The Skys the LimitBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, All Star Quilters Guildchildren. We also support the Mandarin Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. The All Star Quilters Guild meets at the First Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. Prophesy RockMandarin NewsLine 886-4919
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Girls night out has moved from the bars to the sink prepping a great aperitif and drink menu while they have a fun evening together. Even physicians and dietary specialists are suggesting cooking school programs to their patients to The Lifestyle GuruBored this summer? Go to cooking school!By Joy Hartleyteach them lifestyle changes in their diet after being diagnosed with disorders like diabetes or heart disease. A friend of mine opened The Cooking School over in Palatka several years ago; with a PhD in nutrition and years of expertise in hospital kitchens, she had the vision of a healthrelated operation. But when the telephone rang with so many other fun requests she just went with the ow. She ran the show by herself so she let the public teach her what they wanted; the exibility was there so she was o and running in all kinds of directions. Whole Foods has a Lifestyle Center complete with a specialist. Myra Jean Haslam runs the show and is the contact for fun and creative activities in her stores kitchen. They have a complete birthday party menu for children, ranging from a Gross-Out Cooking Party to a Tea for Tots event. I joined in one of their Lunch and Learn classes a few Fridays ago and really had fun. The attendance was almost capacity with several of the gals being regulars for this event. Chef Andrew was both interesting and entertaining as he whipped up a scallop delight for the group. We learned how to lighten up a cream sauce by using up veggies already in your crisper and also neat tips on seasonings. I plan on doing more of the noon classes to shake up my menus this summer. Call Myra Jean at Whole Foods San Jose Boulevard location; the number is 2881111. Aprons Cooking School was born over at Publix on San Jose Boulevard. The school was designed to give the customers a kitchen in which to learn, practice and have fun with food. I spoke with resident chef, Patrick Walley, just the other day; he shared the schools summer schedule with me and emphasized that they loved to do customized classes. The school chefs are also available to customers shopping in the gourmet cooking area of the store, making recommendations on items stocked in the store for purchase. For more information about Aprons, call 262-4187. Andrea Rosenblatt over on US Highway 1 opened her kitchen up to the public several years ago calling it A Chefs Cooking School. This was her dream to reality experience, after graduating from the First Coast Techs Culinary School. Along with teaching customized classes in her facility, she also has an evening event called the Chefs Table Dinner which is open to the public. Her dining area seats a maximum of 16 people who can watch their gourmet meal being cooked right in from of them by the cooking schools sta Some hands on fun is experienced too, like the sushi rolling event. The food is served family style and the dress for the evening is casual. So you could take your own crowd if you will, for a great weekend experience. Call Andrea at 827-1350. After experiencing just one cooking class and writing this article, I have certainly expanded my horizons! Words like Gardemanger, Oaxacan and Fondant are now in my reperCooking class at A Chefs Cooking Schooltoire! Enjoy the recipe below, it won rave reviews at our last dinner party! Bon Appetit! The Claremont Hotel Salad Chop 1 medium head cabbage, 3 large cucumbers and 1 large onion. Add 3 grated carrots and 4 cloves of garlic, sliced. Mix dressing: 1 cups white vinegar, 5 tablespoons Wesson oil, cup water, 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons salt. Pour over veggies. Chill at least 24 hours 48 is better! Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine!886-4919 Reach 26,000 potential customers!
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Summer grilling season is in full-swing and if your mouth waters at the thought of a juicy steak, chicken or sausage hot o the grill, then you and Travis Turner will get along like grass fed beef and organic potatoes. Turner is the Meat Team leader at Whole Foods Market on San Jose Boulevard and his passion for slicing and serving up greattasting, high-quality meat is fueled by his customers increasing demand for information about the quality and origins of whats in his case. More and more our customers are asking questionstheyre concerned about how the meat theyre feeding their families is raised, processed and handled, Turner said. They understand and appreciate that the way an animal is raised a ects its taste. Because great-tasting meat comes from healthy animals, Turner emphasizes that when shopping for a tasty cut for the grill, its important to pay attention to where the meat is from and how it was raised. Since our store uses the 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards, we can tell you everything about how the animal was raised, said Turner. Basi-Its time for grilling!By Contributing Writer Adrienne M. Cartagena, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Market Jacksonvillecally, they have one bad day. The 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards were developed by the Global Animal Partnership, a non-pro t organization dedicated to continually improving the lives of farm animals. The standards ensure that the animals are raised with care and live their lives the way nature intended. But superior animal welfare standards arent the only practice putting the Whole Foods Market meat and poultry o erings a cut above the rest. We require all of our meats and poultry to come from animals that are raised with no antibiotics, no added hormones* and on diets with no animal byproducts, Turner said. (*Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pork and poultry.) You can be con dent that it is the highest-quality meat and poultry available, Turner concluded. Meat Team leader Travis Turner with Southern raised 100 percent grass fed beef from White Oak Pastures located in Bluffton, Georgia.Come see Turner and his team of butchers next time youre in the store and get red up about grilling season with a valuable coupon in this issue! Divine Mercy House cont from pg. 1su cient. In August, the sta of Divine Mercy House is having an enormous garage sale with a little something for everyone! The sale will take place on Saturday, August 27 at the corner of Old St. Augustine Road and Loretto Road from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale will go towards Divine Mercy House services and programs. The DMH sta is currently accepting donations for the sale, which are all tax deductible! For more information, please see our website at www. divinemercyhouse.org, sign up for our e-newsletter or call 268-6282. The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-pro t organization that connects shelter pets with United States service men and women, have partnered to increase the adoption of adult and special-needs pets. Pets for Patriots provides United States armed forces personnel with information about pet adoption, discounts on veterinary care and a gift card for pet food and supplies. Individuals from any United States armed forces organization on active or reserve duty and veterans are eligible. United States armed forces personnel can adopt dogs and cats two years and older, dogs 40 pounds or larger (regardless of age) and special needs dogs and cats through the program. Participation in Pets for Patriots is free to service members and veterans. Our goal is to help our adoption partners re-home harder-to-place pets that still have years of love and life to give, says Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots. Companion pets are known to provide real physical and emotional bene ts to their guardians, including those su ering from post-combat stress, depression, isolation or physical disability. Were delighted to work with the Jacksonville Humane Soci-Mandarin Community Club is once again providing a valuable service to the community and club members by collecting United States ags which are worn, damaged, faded or otherwise in need of proper and respectful disposal. The club is collecting the ags and hosting a ag retirement ceremony to be held by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and their junior a liates Children of the American Revolution (CAR) on Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Flags can be dropped o on Saturday, August 6 prior to the 2:00 p.m. ceremonial ag retirement. A collection box will be placed on the front porch of the club and all ags will be accepted for proper Jacksonville Humane Society Joins Forces with Pets for Patriotsety to give these at-risk pets a second chance at life and, in so doing, to enhance the lives of veterans living in the community. Service men and women interested in the program must apply through Pets for Patriots (www.petsforpatriots.org) and provide proof of their military service. Approval typically takes one or two business days, after which the military member can visit the Jacksonville Humane Society for assistance in choosing a new pet.American ags collected at Mandarin Community ClubBy Contributing Writer Susie Scott, Mandarin Community Club disposal. Due to the volume of ags contributed, only a small number will be disposed of on Saturday with all others properly retired at a later date and site. 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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine August 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons recently welcomed an eighth physician to their practice. Lawrence Levine, M.D., a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist, joins Clay Eye from the faculty at the University of Florida. He provides complete pediatric eye care. Additionally, he performs specialty eye care in treating eye muscle disorders for both children and adults. Dr. Levine has been caring for patients in the Southeast for over a decade and is nationally known, having lectured and published extensively over his career. He is also active in national education with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Levine brings a strong and unique background to Clay Eye and we are fortunate to have him within our own community, said Donald Downer, M.D., Evans Rowing Club is for anyone interested in the sport of rowing!For more information call 614-9366 or www.evansrowingclub.comRegistration & Informational Meeting Ramada Inn located on Hartley Road. Refreshments will be served. Learn to Row Starting August Art of Dance formerly "Academy of Performing Arts" is coming to your area. Located next to "Hurricanes" We will be holding an Open House/Registration for Fall Classes on Saturday, August 13, 2011 Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Clogging, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance, and Adult Classes coming soon.Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes"904-945-6420 Stronger...Faster...Better Call today to tour our facility and take advantage of our Grand Opening specials! RACE TRACK RDFLORA BRANCH BLVD. SR 13PUBLIX Local eye surgeons welcome new pediatric ophthalmologistophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons. One of the many bene ts for the patients of Clay Eye, is the fact that we have in-house sub-specialists, which allows us the ability to consult with one another about diagnosis and treatment options. With the addition of Dr. Levine, we now expand our specialties even further. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have of ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! The First Coast Nutcracker Ballet with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, presented by VyStar, will hold auditions at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts located at 2445 San Diego Road, in the Dance Building. Audition dates are as follows: Friday, August 26: Advanced Dancers (male and female, age 15 and older with at least ve years of classical ballet training and strong pointe work for girls), 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate Dancers (male and female, ages 11 to 14, girls on pointe), 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Adults for Party Scene (street or dance attire with appropriate dance oor shoes), 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27: Dancers age 11 and older (girls not on pointe and boys), 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Dancers age 2011 Nutcracker audition dates announcednine and 10 (girls and boys): 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration will be in the lobby of the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Dance Building, 30 minutes prior to the date and time assigned to your age group. Female dancers must be dressed in pink tights, black leotards and pink pointe or ballet shoes, with hair secured in a bun. Boys under 12 may wear black gym shorts and a white tee shirt and black or white ballet shoes. The audition fee is $10. Parts will be announced Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the Douglas Anderson Auditorium, followed by the orientation meeting. The performance dates for this years show will be December 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2011. Back to School 2011Duval County First Day of School Monday, August 22
www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Weaver & StrattonPediatric DentistryLocated above Blackstone Grille Come Visit Our New Zoo Themed Ofce!904-264-KIDS (5437)1 www.264kids.com Race Track Road Bartram WalkSR 13 San Jose Blvd. Call or visit us online to schedule an appointment. Have a 504 Plan?Students with a 504 Plan or IEP may now qualify for a McKay Scholarship! Since 1968 Grades4-12 SACSAccredited ADHD & LD If your currentschoolis not meetingyour childs needs, call today to see if you qualify!St. Johns BluffRd645-5366 Mandarin448-1956 www.CenterAcademy.com ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration On June 1, the Jacksonville Giants presented the scouts of Troop 250 with a specially designed patrol patch exclusively designating them as the o cial Giants patrol. A few members of the Giants team were on hand to initiate these scouts into their newly entitled patrol Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joseph Miller, team mascot Mr. Biggs and Giants player Bernard Rimmer all personally honored the scouts with their o cial patrol patch at the troops recent Court of Honor ceremony. This token of appreciation was given to the scouts of Troop 250 due to the enthusiasm and commitment they each demonstrated during this past season as they volunteered to sell merchandise at every home game amounting to over 600 hours of community service. Troop Jacksonville Giants present Troop 250 as their honorary Boy Scout patrolBy Contributing Writer Shana Herrin, Scout Leader, Troop 250members also hand painted nearly 300 childrens faces during each game. Scout leaders Shana Herrin and Denise Seymour were the troop organizers that ensured the scouts were able to be at every game and support the team. These originally designed patches were donated by Richard Miller at Miller on Sports and radio sports talk host TV play by play announcer of the Jacksonville Giants who got to know the scouts of Troop 250 personally throughout the season. In addition to making Troop 250 as their o cial scout patrol, the Giants also sent the scouts on a complimentary fun- lled day at Universal Orlandos Islands of Adventure theme park after the season ended thanks to all the money they earned selling the teams memorabilia. Ron Sholes, owner of the Giants, when asked about the scouts support, said, These scouts and their leaders were instrumental in the success of our rst season. They truly exemplify the Boy Scout Oath and Law we are proud to have them represent our team within the scouting community as the o cial Giants patrol. Troop 250 is chartered out of the First Christian Church located in Mandarin and is a unit from the North Florida Council, Riverbend District of the BSA. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nations largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal tness. The Jacksonville Giants ABA basketball team are proud to be undefeated during their rst regular season play. No other ABA team has held such a record. The Giants nal regular season record was 23-0. In its seventh game in the ABA, the Jacksonville Giants established the historic ABA record of Most Points Scored in a Single Game with a total score of 206 points. In April 2011, the Giants traveled to Beijing, China, for a three game invitational and tour. Continued in next column Continued from previous column Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.JA@rtpublishinginc.com
Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine August 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Call: (904)401-6477info@FundraisingForTheFuture.comWe pay you cash to recycle your clothing for those less fortunate. Great for: Check us out on Facebook! www.FundraisingForTheFuture.com Clean out your closets CA$H for Clothes For more information and the school bell rang at Jacksonville Adventist AcademyAccreditation by FAANS and NCPSANew Pre-K3 classFREE VPK (age 4) Kindergarten 8th grade classes Small class sizes/Extended care available Please call for enrollment at 268-2433 and visit our website at www.jaxaa.org Located at 4298 Livingston Road 12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 320Mandarin South Business Center(Between Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Solantic)292-2210 Healthy Smiles ~ Healthy Children Marinela M. Nemetz, DDSBoard Certied Pediatric Dentist Loretto Rd12421 San Jose Blvd. Suite 320 Jacksonville, FL 32223 San Jose Boulevard Race Track Road N Julington Creek Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek Fall Registration (Across from Zaxbys)academyofdancejax.com (Classes Begin August 29) ( C l a s s e s B e g i n A u g u s t 2 9 ) Rating: Great Movie, May See It Again (5 out of 5)This months review belongs to the recently released X-Men: First Class, an Action-Comic Book lm, packed with action and special e ects. The movie begins in Europe with the discoveries of special abilities during World War II. As time moves on Professor X, starring James McAvoy, becomes a specialist in genetic mutations. Michael Fassbender delivers the character of Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence plays Mystique, both characters tortured from childhood. They and Nicholas Hoult, who portrays Beast, are a Movie ReviewX-Men: First ClassDirected by: Matthew Vaughn. Starring: James McAvoy, Kevin Bacon, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne and many others. Review by T.G. Stantonpart of the team that is brought together by CIA agent Dr. MacTaggerte, played by Rose Byrne. As there is war throughout time, the mutant populations seem to have groups with opposite goals. Kevin Bacon depicts Sebastian Shaw; he plays this movies villain, a megalomaniac that begins with the testing perpetrated by the Germans to unlock the powers of hidden mutants. He is also able to absorb energy and has great plans to rule or destroy the world. He of course has his own team of mutants and they are at cross-purposes with the X-Men. The movie has great special e ects throughout and is one of the best prequel movies to date. This movie answers many questions regarding the X-Men, their development, their trials and tribulations to live and excel as a mutant. The fact that it was a mutant in the CIA who develops Cerebro was a fascinating twist, as well as the manufacturing of the helmet that will one day be worn by Magneto. James McAvoy brings new range and playfulness to Professor X that many would have never imagined while holding on to his impeccable loyalty and honor, just as Michael Fassbender delivers the rage and wounds that create Magneto. So many of the other characters just want to lead a normal existence in a world going crazy and the movie brings out how their mutations make them who they are and who helps save the future. The inaugural Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge, a new fundraising event with proceeds bene ting Duval County Sports to help save athletic programs in Duval County Public High Schools, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 and will take place in the evening under the lights at EverBank Field. The run will include all seven levels of EverBank Field and is t for all ages complete with a fun run and walking courses. T-shirts and medals will be available for everyone. Florida Blue will be the title sponsor of this event through its sponsorship with the Gator Bowl Association. Were a proud supporter of the Gator Bowl and the Jacksonville community, said Mark Lee, vice president, brand development and marketing communications, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. The Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge is a great opportunity for us to show our strong support for Duval County Schools athletics and another way we can promote the health and wellness of all Floridians. The race will begin and end Running proceeds bene t Duval Athletic Foundationat the Pepsi Tailgate Zone outside of the stadium. Runners will begin the course in waves every 20 minutes. Entry fees for the full challenge (until August 7) are $30; August 8 through 12, $35; and day of the race, $40. Kids under 13 and adults 65 and over may register at a discounted rate. To register and obtain full details visit www.1stplacesports.com. While the Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge is going on, there will be fun and activities in the Pepsi Tailgate area with elements of Teal Town. There will be live entertainment and food and beverages for sale. Fans and participants will also be able to experience the Florida Blue interactive mobile display.The three major supporters at EverBank Field, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Gator Bowl Association and SMG, are working together to kick o of the Florida Blue 5K Stadium Challenge. In addition, other supporters include 1st Place Sports, PRI Productions, Guest Service Team of EverBank Field, Levy Restaurants, Ovations Food Service, Home Field Events, CSC, SAFE Management, GameDay Merchandise and Team SMG.
www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Additional Programs Available Great Birthday Parties We are conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.260 4866www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICS Fall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Classes begin on August 8th Our #1 Priority: Your Children!Classes are exciting and motivating! CALL TODAY! Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Unlimited Classes Free Uniform No Contracts$85 TaeKwonDo Plus 904-288-9010 One Low PriceBully Proof!Self-Awareness Mandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & Northside. Keep swimming all year long. Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.comAmerican Red Cross Certied The road to the ArenaBowl goes through Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Sharks have advanced to the playo s in each of their rst two seasons. After an early exit in the rst round a year ago, the Sharks have their sights set on winning it all this season. The Arena Football playo s begin on Friday, July 29. Thats when the Sharks host a rst round match up that will be nationally televised on the NFL Network beginning at 8:00 p.m. Should the Sharks win that game, they will be at home again for the American Conference Championship Game on Monday, August 8. The winner of that game will advance to the ArenaBowl which will be played on Friday, August 12. Exciting promotions at upcoming Suns games: The season is winding down for the Jacksonville Suns who have some exciting promotions at this months games. Sunday, July 31 is the annual Dog Dayz of Summer in which dogs are welcome to attend the game if they bring their owners. On August 6, the rst 3,000 fans to arrive at the Baseball Grounds will receive a free bobble head doll of former Suns slugger Mike Stanton who is currently playing for the Florida Marlins. Elvis Himselvis, an Elvis Presley impersonator, will perform during the games from August 16 through August 18. On August 19, there will be some used cars given away during the game and on August 20, the ZOOperstars make their nal appearance in Jacksonville this season. Football season begins! Local high school football teams begin practicing on August 8. Mandarin High Schools varsity team will visit Bartram Trail on Local Sports SceneBy Chad CushnirAugust 26 for a preseason kicko classic. The regular season begins the following week when the Mustangs host Atlantic Coast on September 2. Mandarins junior varsity team visits First Coast High School in the season opener on September 1. All college football teams will begin practicing in early August with most teams playing their season openers during the rst week of September. Local connections in Football and Basketball Halls of Fame: The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio will welcome seven new members on Saturday, August 6. Former Seminole Deion Sanders is one of the inductees. On August 12, former Jacksonville University standout Artis Gilmore will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Spring eld, Massachusetts. Gilmore led the Dolphins to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament in 1970. His professional career lasted 18 years. Former tennis pros team up to save high school tennis in Jacksonville: Former professional tennis players MaliVai Washington, Todd Martin and Brian Gottfried along with current ATP pro and Wolfson High School graduate Amer Delic will be donating their time on Saturday, August 13 in hopes of saving tennis in Duval County public high schools. The tennis pros will be giving lessons throughout the day which will be capped of with a doubles exhibition match at 6:30 p.m. This fundraising event will take place at San Jose Country Club and more information can be found at www. rstcoasttennis.com.Evans Rowing Club will be opening August 15 to all individuals who are interested in the sport of rowing. The club rows on the pristine waters of Julington Creek and welcomes people of all ages to join whether you have experience or not. We o er private lessons, a masters program for adults and a competitive youth development program aimed at serving middle and high school students throughout Duval, St Johns and Clay Counties. We provide a comprehensive training environment to develop tness, team building skills, leadership and sportsmanship. Rowing is a sport that embodies grace, power and symmetry. People who participate in the sport learn valuable life lessons and acquire a sense of well-being and con dence that will remain with them throughout their life. Athletes develop endurance, mental and physical toughness and discipline. They learn to work together in groups, gain communication skills, build lasting friendships, become healthy and grow to be active members of their communities. Rowers are among the best conditioned athletes in the world and tend to be more successful in school, make the honor roll and earn college scholarships. Athletes row in boats, called shells, which are made out of carbon ber. An eight-person shell is 55 feet long and a fourperson shell is 43 feet long. The oars are also made out of carbon ber and are about 12 feet long. There are approximately 42 rowing clubs and 12 colle-Rowing: A new community sport in Southside Jacksonvillegiate teams in Florida. Evans Rowing Club will compete in several races in Florida and will travel throughout the country during the fall and spring season. Whether you want to make new friends, have fun, row competitively or just get in shape, Evans Rowing Club has something for you. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Harry Potter cont from pg. 1characters she would most like to meet, she laughs and jokingly says, Voldemortbecause he shares my true nature for being evil. No, but seriously, he is the Big Bad in the series and he embodies all that is truly evil in the wizard world. I just think it would be exciting to meet him. Even though the Potter series target audience is youth through young adult, the books have transcended the age barrier. Amanda is a rm believer of that. I imagine myself being 80 years old, sitting in a rocking chair and reading Harry Potter. Its a timeless classic that people will read over and over again, no matter how old they are, she says. So, I guess its safe to say that Harry and his friends will be sticking around for a little while longer. Hey, they even have their own theme park. Last summer, Megan, a senior in high school, visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. She reports, It was very surreal. When I rst walked in through the exhibit, it looked exactly how I had envisioned the world of Harry Potter. Her favorite attraction was the rollercoaster simulator, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It was a long wait, but we really didnt mind because there were a bunch of things to look at as you were walking through the line. There were moving pictures that stared back at you and holograms of Harry, Ron and Hermione. It was awesome. If I could, I would de nitely go back.. And so, as the curtain closes on an era when witchcraft and wizardry dominated our bookshelves, movie theaters, Halloween costumes and imaginations, we just have one thing left to say: We will never forget you, Harry Potter. Thank you.
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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Spanish Mass Sunday 9:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:00 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 12:00 noon Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Meeting Saturday Bible Study: 10:00 am Worship Service: 11:00 am Meeting at Life Church 10584 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257www.cog7jax.org BIBLE STUDY Develop your Bible knowledge using free correspondence course. Please provide your mail address to receive course. Bible Study 1630 St. Rd. 13 St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-3332 Write or call today. 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For more details, please call 268-2244. Kehillah Chadashah had a full year its rst year and has planned an exciting and spiritual second year. Anyone is invited to attend and participate! Upcoming events include: Shabbat Services on August 12 at 7:00 p.m.; Open House on August 21 at 10:00 a.m.; and Havdalah Services on August 27 at 7:00 p.m. For details, please call 208-5191 or email kehillahchadashah@ gmail.com or visit our website at kehillahchadashah.org. The Jewish Federations Jewish Java is the perfect entry point for newcomers and those newly interested in our community to make connections in a casual setting with friendly locals. New people have so many questions and our seasoned locals and Java regulars have the answers. It doesnt matter how long you have lived in Jacksonville, you have an open invitation to join us the rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh on San Jose Boulevard. Its the perfect place to nd out the latest happenings in the Jewish and general communities. For additional information, please contact Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jax coordinator, at 448-5000 x 206 or email@example.com.Members of the Mandarin First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated Independence Day with an annual ag-raising and bike parade on July 4, 2011. The group rst stood around the ag pole located at the front of the building on Old St. Augustine Road. The ag-raising and color guard was presented by boys from the churchs Boy Scout Troop 117 and Cub Scout Local Mormon congregation celebrates Independence DayJohn and Dayna Miller Pack 117. After the pledge of allegiance was recited, the congregation sang The Star Spangled Banner accompanied by a fatherdaughter French horn duet by John and Dayna Miller. John Miller is a member of the Northeast Florida Conservatory Community Band and Dayna Miller is a member of the advanced band at Twin Lakes Academy Middle School. Words of inspiration and gratitude to the many people throughout history who have stood for freedom were expressed by the congregations new leader, Bishop Wayne Reading. The ag raising event held each year by the Mandarin congregation includes a bike parade with the children circling the building on their decorated bikes. A pancake breakfast and socializing followed the parade. Summer is in full swing and our children are having a blast! Pool mornings, beach days, family visits and extra time with friends make for happy kids and great summer memories. With homework and early bedtimes in the past, its possible to focus so much on fun that children become careless. Right now, in the middle of summer diversions, is the perfect time for a family refresher on summer safety. In all honesty, I would usually gloss over an article like this. I mean, Ive been parenting forever. I have six kids who have never broken a bone. Do I need a basic safety lesson? Yes, yes I do. A few weeks ago our family had an accident that reminded me of the importance of safety. What was your most recent family disaster? Sunburns or jelly sh stings? A kitchen re? A lost child for three... ve... 20 minutes? Maybe a bike accident resulting in stitches or broken bones? Whatever the trauma, being prepared can make the di erence between panic and desperation and managing the chaos in a careful, orderly way. One of the most important things for children to know is that it is always okay to come straight to you. Weve taught our children to stop, take a deep breath, think and pray and come straight to Mom. Having a clear head in an urgent matter is crucial! Of course, most summer safety issues are relatively benign. Remembering sunblock when sur ng, staying hydrated Purposeful ParentingSummer safety for kidsBy Allie Olsenin the Florida heat... these are easy when friends are looking out for each other. Being aware of rip currents and always using the buddy system when in the water, knowing how to treat a sting and who to trust (stranger safety) should be reviewed at age-appropriate times. When Ben severed a tendon and fractured his toe at the beach, Bens friends wisely carried him straight to me. I have never been so grateful for the well-stocked rst-aid kit we keep in the van! We were able to clean the wound, glob on antibiotic ointment to keep the gauze pads from sticking and minimize infection and then tape with enough pressure to reduce bleeding until we could get to the re station and urgent care center then orthopedic surgeon. No matter how prepared you or your children are, crazy accidents (like a shovel slipping from the hand and resulting in surgery!) can catch us by surprise. 2 Corinthians 12:9 o ers comfort. Jesus said, My grace is su cient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Ask God for guidance while doing what you can and getting to help. The wisdom of knowing who to turn to can help keep your family safe this summer! For Summer Safety Details, including Red Cross First Aid recommendations, St Johns Lifeguards jelly sh and rip current safety recommendations and Stranger Safety suggestions, please visit www.gracefullmom.com. You dont have to be rich to be a philanthropist. Most of the money donated by individuals in the United States comes from people with income under $60,000. You should be discerning, though, when you give to charitable organizations. Ask these questions before you write your check: Do their actions match your principles? Giving away a lot of money doesnt automatically mean an organization is making a real impact. Explore where their money goes and how that matches up to what they say they stand forand what you want to support. Is the organization original and imaginative? Look for ideas and strategies that make you say, Wow!or make you laugh appreciatively. Creativity is a good indica-How to choose the right charity to supporttion that youve found an organization worthy of your support. Does the organization back an unpopular cause? If an organization is working for a cause that many people disagree with, it probably needs your support more than others. Look for organizations that work for what you believe in, especially if that truth is unpopular. Do they take the long view? Find organizations that take a strategic view of what they want to accomplish in the future, not just how they hope to solve todays problems. Do they keep a low pro le? 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These are well known but there are many more, under-utilized plants that can GardeningTough plants for dry timesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASsubsist on less water. Chaste tree (Vitex spp.), for example, is a hardy, drought-tolerant, pestfree shrub or small tree seldom seen in Jacksonville. Sometimes called lilac of the South, it is a handsome plant that produces beautiful spikes of blue-to-lilac owers in summer. Another drought-tolerant shrub often overlooked is pineapple guava (Acca sellowiana). Useful as a screen, hedge, small tree or espalier, it has glossy green leaves with a silvery underside, petite but exotic edible owers and small, sweet fruit. If its a hardy owering vine you want, consider planting Lady Banks rose, Sweet Autumn clematis or yellow jessamine. Some tough owering perennials would include day lilies, blanket ower, beach sun ower and stokes astor. 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Congratulations to the Mandarin Councils Janice Meisel Scholarship 2011 winner, Mandarin High School senior Craig Faix. He will be attending Florida State University in the fall. Pictured are Lisa Sawyer, board member and scholarship committee chair; Craig Faix; Laura Lancaster, 2011 council president; and Jim Murphy, 2011 Council treasurer.Most of the general public is unaware about how the brain works even though it is the decision, communication center of the whole body. The central nervous system is made of the brain and the spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system which are made up of nerves. Together they control every part of your daily life, from breathing and blinking to helping you memorize facts for a test. Nerves reach from your brain to your face, ears, eyes, nose and spinal cord... and from the spinal cord to the rest of your body. Sensory nerves gather information from the environment and send that information to the spinal cord, which then speeds the message to the brain. The brain then makes sense of that message and res o a response. Motor neurons deliver the instructions from the brain to the rest of your body. The spinal cord which is made up of a bundle of nerves running up and down the spine is similar to a superhighway speeding messages to and from the brain at every second. A deep furrow divides the brain into two halves, known as the left and right hemispheres. The two hemispheres look mostly symmetrical yet it has been shown that each side functions slightly di erent than the other. The right hemisphere is thought to be associated with creativity and the left hemisphere as-Your brain and why you need to protect itBy Contributing Writer Tracy Porter, Founder and Executive Director, Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc.sociated with logic. The corpus callosum is deep down in the center of the two and is made of a bundle of axons which connect these two hemispheres allowing them to communicate with each other. Following are the main functions of each lobe of the brain and the temporary or permanent impairments/disabilities that a trauma to your head could cause. Note that many of the impairments are not easily seen by those not closest to the individual su ering the injury thus, the nickname Invisible Injury. Frontal Lobes are located right under the forehead. The frontal lobes are involved in tracking and sense of self: Executive functioning and judgment Emotional response and stability Language usage Personality Word associations and meaning Memory for habits and motor activity Impairments caused by TBI: Sequencing di culties planning and completing complex tasks in correct order, such as making co ee. Perseveration repeating same actions and comments over without conscious awareness of having done so. Loss of spontaneity in interacting with others. Loss of exibility in thinking. Distractibility easily distracted Attention di culty focusing on tasks Concentration di culties Mood swings Changes in personality and social behavior Diminished abstract reasoning and imagination Di culty with problem solving Expressive di culties language usage and word Loss of simple movement of various body parts Parietal Lobes are located near the back and top of head. The Parietal lobe is involved in: Visual perception Tactile or touch perception Object manipulation Integration of sensory information that allow for understanding of a single concept Goal-directed voluntary movements Impairments caused by TBI: Di culties naming objects Di culties writing words Inability to attend to more than one object at a time Inability to focus visual attention Problems with reading Poor hand-eye coordination Confusing left-right orientation Di culty performing math calculations Di culty drawing Poor visual perception Lack of awareness of certain body parts and/or surrounding space that leads to dif culties in self-care. Temporal Lobes are located on the side of the head above ears. The temporal lobes have to do with intellect: Auditory perception (hearing) Long-term memory Some visual perception Object categorization Impairments caused by TBI: Di culty remembering names and faces Di culty understanding spoken words Di culty with identi cation of, and verbalization about objects. Di culty with concentration Short-term memory loss Interference with long-term memory Aggressive behavior Change in sexual interest Persistent talking (damage to right lobe) Di culty locating objects in environment. Inability to categorize objects Religiosity Seizure disorders, auras and strange reveries Occipital Lobes are located at the back of the head. Func-tions: Visual perception Limitations: Visual defects Di culty recognizing colors Hallucinations Visual illusions inaccurately seeing objects. Word blindness inability to recognize words Di culty recognizing drawn objects Di culty perceiving movement Loss of academic skills (reading, writing)Mothers Against Brain Injury (MABII) is always in need of funding to be able to continue providing tote bags to families experiencing this injury so that they feel connected and cared for. You can Pay a Tote of Hope Forward with a $50 tax deductible donation. You may send a check or visit our website www.mabii.org and click on the donate button. Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine!886-4919 Reach 26,000 potential customers! Mandarin Councils Janice Meisel Scholarship 2011 winner
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The Jaguars, from owner Wayne Weaver, to Smith, to Head Coach Jack Del Rio, have been pointed in their insistence that veteran David Garrard is the teams starting quarterback. There has been no word inside the walls that that wont be the case. The plan entering training camp is to give Garrard about 40 percent of the repetitions, with Gabbert receiving slightly less and veteran Luke McCown about 20 percent. The idea is to give Gabbert adequate time to prepare and learn and adequate time to show he is ready to play if that is indeed the case while at the same time allowing Garrard the chance to prepare for the season. Look for Garrard to start, and if the Jaguars can develop some consistency early, it wouldnt be surprising to see Garrard keep the job until that changes. If hes up and down particularly if the downs come as often as they did at times last year there could be a different storyline by seasons end. 2) Will the defense have time to improve? The o -season focus around the Jaguars understandably has been on a Looking ahead: Top three Jaguars storylines of 2011 seasonBy John Oehser, jaguars.com senior writerdefense that struggled much of last season. Jaguars coaches understand this and they expect it. This is an area in which the lockout could play a role. Smith has been candid in his assessment that the Jaguars will address defensive needs in free agency, with the plan to address safety and linebacker in that route. The hope is to acquire a starter at each position, with the idea to solidify areas that were weak last season. Solidifying a roster in free agency is a di cult enough in a normal season. The ongoing lockout has made this route even tougher for the Jaguars this season. Free agency wont begin until the lockout ends. Whatever happens, the players wont have an o -season with the team, and the longer the lockout lasts, the less time theyll have in training camp. 3) Is simpler better? Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker throughout the o season consistently has said he isnt thinking about free agency when it comes to improving the defense. The reason is that free agency is the future and its an unknown. During the o -season, Tuckers stance is that the Jaguars can, must and will improve with the players already on the roster. With or without free agency, Tucker said a theme for the Jaguars next season will be simplicity. He has stressed throughout the o -season that the Jaguars defense will be less complex, the idea being to allow young players and new players to learn the defense more quickly. The bene t for all players, Tucker said, will be playing faster, with more con dence. Tuckers belief is that players playing faster and thinking less also make fewer errors and tackle better. Observers often equate simpler schemes with being vanilla and easy for opposing units to solve. The reality is that more NFL games are lost than won and for a young defense trying to improve, simplicity should be a good thing. Winning 14 out of 24 games in seven weeks is an accomplishment to be very proud of! With the state tournament now behind us, it is hard to believe the season is over. Thank you to Mandarin Sports Association, community, parents and all supporters for a great season! Go eXplosion!Congratulations to the MSA 2011 14U All-Stars District #1 Champions! Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Jacksonville Humane SocietyMeet Smore! She is a two year old Domestic Shorthair who has been at JHS since April 2011. She is shy but incredibly sweet, just like her name indicates. Please come visit Smore at JHS. We are sure it will be love at rst sight!
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On weekends, Ronnie Spradlin, assisted by his wife devotes much of his time caring for his garden located at the back of their residence in the Coventry subdivision of Mandarin. In the span of three years, the Spradlins have established garden beds that run the length of the side and back fence enclosure. An inviting beautiful lawn of low growing St. Augustine grass covers the ground around the planting beds, the center swimming pool and the brick pathway that leads through the garden. Landscaping consists of single trunk oleanders shaped like trees, bottle brush, fruitless pear trees, magnolias, palms, junipers, rosemary, sculpted boxwood and lantana. Dominating the landscape is the gardening space dedicated to the hybridized lilies. What started out as an interest for Ronnie Spradlin has turned into a full-blown hobby including purposedriven research related to the hybridization of lilies. I wanted to learn, I wanted to grow my own, says Ronnie Spradlin. The backyard re ects impressive dedication and knowledge successfully applied. As we explored the various species of lilies, Ronnie Spradlin talked about the genetic makeup of the plants. He led me to a yet un-named bright yellow seedling, the result of an e ort to produce a rust resistant lily. Moving on, he proudly held up the royal rumble, a deep purple double stemmed specimen. He spoke on the process of cross-pollination including the anticipation of the new hybrid, and the excitement of seeing the color of the new lily for the rst time. He explained the di erence between a standard lily and a hybrid lily which is produced when two standard lilies are crossed to produce a new variety. Once produced, the hybrid lily plant can self-propagate by digging and separating the bulbs to grow a second plant of the same hybrid. He also demonstrated the cross pollination of hybrids which grow in clusters on several round mounds of cultivated soil. Soil is as important as water to a plant, yet, often it is a neglected thing, says Ronnie Spradlin. Not so, in this back yard! Bags of top soil, mushroom compost, black cow compost, organic ne pine mulch and slow release fertilizer are stored in enclosed areas of the back yard. By preparing his own soil, Ronnie Spradlin ensures the desired balance of nutrients, water retention and the important porous qualities of the composition that goes into the raised garden plots. He spoke on the use of weed barriers to allow plants to grow only on prepared soil. An opposing feature to the lilies is a juniper with sprawling branches growing horizontally in a garden plot along a hosta plant and boxwood underneath a tall rosemary bush. As I commented on the juniper, we turned to the bonsai displayed on tiered shelving, individual shelves and on tables. A boxwood bonsai estimated to be 36 years old is prominently displayed on its own corner shelf a xed to the wooden fence at the side entry to the backyard. I later learned the boxwood was acquired from an old nursery that went out of business. Hardy woody perennials with small leaves are suitable specimen for the practice of bonsai along with juniper, pines and other small evergreen trees. Some of the juniper and other evergreen bonsai on display were transplanted from the South Carolina mountains where they once grew wild. Before ending our tour, Spradlin left for a minute to come back with a large ginkgo bonsai indicating the plant also grows wild in the South Carolina mountains. The curved design of the ginkgo bonsai with an exposed horizontal root was fascinating. The root structure is important in the awarding of points at a show, he said. To make a Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the Month nomination or nd out more about membership, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net or call 268-1192.Residents have an a nity for liliesBy Contributing Writer Celia Rehm, Mandarin Garden ClubDepending on a variety of factors mostly weather related, July is the beginning of the annual shrimp migration up the St. Johns River. Although impossible to predict the length and quality of the run each year, now through the end of September are usually the most productive months with the shrimp getting larger as the season progresses. Last year may have been one of the best years ever in our area, with an abundance of shrimp to be caught in the St. Johns and Julington Creek well in to November. Shrimping can be done at both day and night, although daytime shrimping requires a boat and night time shrimping does not. A cast net will be your weapon of choice regardless of when you shrimp. During daylight hours shrimp leave the shallow waters where they spent the night and travel the channel edges of the river. When looking for these day time concentrations, try areas around creek mouths, channel markers, where other boats are or use your sh nder. Remember to tie extra rope to your cast net as you will probably be in 10 to 25 feet of water with a moving current. Duct taping your net on both sides just above the weights will also help your net blossom in the deeper water. As the sun begins to set the shrimp will leave the deeper water and head to shallows to feed and spend the night. This is when you would chose an area from a dock or boat in just a few feet of water for your night time shrimping. After baiting the area with a mixture of sh meal (available at feed and hardware stores) and our made into balls, give the shrimp a half hour or so to show. A lantern will be handy to have as both a shrimp attractor and light source. Old Shands Bridge (Pier) in Orangedale (east side) and Green Cove (west side) and County Dock Mandarin all provide public access for shrimping. Fishing Report: Enough shrimp showing up in Julington Creek and the river for bait. With the shrimp, croakers and yellowmouth trout are starting to show in deeper holes. Stay in the shade and sh the creeks for bream. Whether you catch one, none or some, the family time and memories spent shing will last a lifetime.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifka Gold-Villa del sol lily Ginkgo bonsai on pedestal JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITYAdvantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. 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