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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 School District Journal Page 5 From the Council Members DeskPage 6 Political Commentary Page 7 Pink Ribbon SymposiumPage 8 Senior NewsLine Page 9 100th Birthday! Page 11 Literacy Month Page 12 Back to School Section!Page 16 MHS Happenings Youth Scene Page 17 Faith News Page 18 Fishing report Gardening Page 21 Coast Guard update Page 22 Football Preview: MHS, UF, FSU and JU 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 What’s Inside Volume 5, Issue 12 September 2011Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 JP PERRY INSURANCE, INC. 3342 KORI ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 268-7310 WWW.JPERRY.COM New Lower Home & Auto Rates!Jacksonvilles Personal Insurance leader since 1954.JP Perry Insurance is not dependant upon any ONE company. We shop more than 100 insurance companies to nd the best policy for you. We can discuss and quote your coverage in person, on the phone or online.We are the Insurance experts! On July 21 at the Mandarin Historical Societys Third Thursday Lecture Series, guest speaker Jim Alabiso didnt come just to tell the story about his solo swim across the St. Johns River. He came to tell the story of how change should be embraced and how it can lead to exciting things. His talk began by taking the audience back in time to a bubbling brook he would play in Its creatively cool and the temps are cool in the Prime Osborne Conference Center, so load up the kids (yes theyll love it too) and go to QuiltFest! Appreciate art? Have an eye for color and design or just like touring museums? You too will get a kick out of going to QuiltFest. Over 450 quilts from all over the United States are entered, judged and displayed for the public to view during the three days of the show. Quilters work their magic to enter their quilts and compete for cash prizes totaling almost $8,000 in the Greater Jacksonville event which is the largest Mandarin native Katie Wood took quite a roundabout journey this summer to join her teammates of the Lipscomb University Lady Bisons soccer team. Wood, a junior at Lipscomb, started her journey right here in Jacksonville beginning to play soccer at the age of “ ve. She became well respected as a defensive player over the years Meet Katie WoodSoccer and service provide map for lifes journeyBy Karl Kennell Katie Wood with a new friendand after graduating in 2009 from Stanton High School she was o ered a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 soccer for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. That is special just unto itself; however, for Wood it is not just what life is about. This summer her journey to school took a detour via Quito, Ecuador. There she spent “ ve weeks helping in an orphanage for special needs children and volunteering in the labor and delivery ward of a large public hospital. It was her fourth trip to the South American country. Her ” uency in Spanish came in handy. It is hard to speak to an expectant mother, particularly in the moment of giving birth. They are in so much pain,Ž she related. But it was a miraculous personal experience the two times I handed a baby to the mother. It meant so much.Ž During her stay she spent one to two days per week at the hospital; most of her weekdays Life’s changes lead local man to solo swim of St. Johns RiverBy Karl Kennellas a child. The changes to that childhood playground in” uenced his life and led a circuitous route, all the way to his sliding into the St. Johns River at Doctors Island to make a solitary swim across to the other side on July 17. Alabiso was not always the slender swimmer he is today. His life was “ lled with change throughout the journey. When he was a teenager enjoying the excitement of high school he su ered a severe accident while riding a motorcycle. That led to him having several titanium plates inserted into his leg. The extended recovery period lasted for more than a year. Nowadays they get you up and walking almost immediately. Back in those days they relied on bed rest,Ž he said, as he described how that event started a path that would lead to self-pity and a downward spiral. That journey would see a young athletic man making a negative change by degrading himself with smoking, drinking and over indulgence. He ballooned over the years to 250 pounds, all upon a small frame. Alabisos life began to change again for the better when his father su ered a stroke. He saw in his father a spirit of humor and joy to overcome adversity. Once again his life met a crossroad of change and he began to rebuild himself. Then almost a decade ago he experienced a bicycle accident that required two separate surgeries. He now sports not only Mark your calendars for September 22 … 24Have some cool funƒgo to Quiltfest!By Donna Keathley show in the Southeast.. There are seven sisterŽ quilting guilds in the Northeast Florida area that combine their e orts each year to make QuiltFest happen. The members of the All Star Quilters Guild are hostesses for the event this year and have named the 2011 event, The Skys the Limit.Ž This more than correctly describes the work of all the artists that design and quilt the shows entries. You can see the traditional quilting patterns, the abstract work or the newer free style art images on quilts throughout the convention center. For the little visitors, there is a junior category of quilts in the show entitled Young Quiltmakers, which makes a background for The Kids Corner. Each child who visits the corner will Jim Alabiso, who recently swam across the St. Johns River, with his mother.Swimmer cont. on page 16 Kerrys RainbowŽ made by Mary Beth Kostewicz from Gainesville, Florida.Quiltfest cont. on pg. 6 Katie Wood cont. on pg. 13 Check out our new web pages!Recipes Home & Garden Lifestyle High School FOOTBALL!www.mandarinnewsline.com


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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919.The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces 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. St. Josephs Catholic School will host its eighth annual Fall Fun and Craft Show ExtravaganzaŽ on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. The show will offer a wide variety of crafts, gifts and unique items from many talented vendors. The show is on rain or shine and everyone is welcome! Admission is free. For more information, please call 268-6688. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, September 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14 and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. NAS Jacksonville Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving. For more information, please visit www.nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club program for Tuesday, September 20 is HerbsŽ by Mary Puckett. The program is free and open to public and starts at 10:00 a.m. The program is held at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please call 292-1546. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA) participated in the National Night Out crime prevention program held city-wide on Tuesday, August 2. Members of the JSO and JFRD (station 42) joined residents for an old fashioned ice cream social held within the subdivision. Crime statistics and prevention information were shared. The RHA, which was founded in 1986, has participated in this event for more than 10 years. The monthly meeting of the American Legion Post 372 will be held on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Shannons Irish Pub, located at 111 Bartram Oaks Walk in St. Johns. Feel free to show up a little early and order some food and drinks. Spouses are more than welcome to attend the meeting. If you are interest in joining this newly reorganized post, please contact the Post Commander, Dan Hempsall at 268-6578 or preferably by email at commanderpost372@msn.com or Franklin Hunt at 536-3144 or franklinhunt@comcast.net. American Legion Post 372 is currently building an American Legion Riders for the “ fth district, so if youre interested in joining, please contact us now to secure your spot. The Mandarin Womens Club kick o program to be held on Thursday, September 22 is Bingo. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. For reservations, please call 268-2459 by Saturday September 17. 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 River City Womens Club will hold it annual Bingo fundraiser on Wednesday, September 21. There will be a short business meeting at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and Bingo for beautiful prize baskets. Each basket is valued at $50 or more. The “ nal Bingo game basket is worth a minimum of $100. All monies raised will go to local Jacksonville charities. This past year the charities that received money from our club were the Safe Harbor Boys Home, Mandarin Food Bank and the PTA Eyeglass Fund for all children that are in need of eyeglasses. Everyone is welcomed to attend this event. Please call 262-8719 to make a reservation no later than September 15. For more information about the River City Womens Club, please call 636-7573. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on September 1, 2011 at 6:30 at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Children ages “ ve through 18 are welcome with an adult. 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 New Business Prole!NOW OPEN! Saga Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar located on Race Track Road in the former location of Applebees Restaurant. When youre hungry and looking for somewhere to enjoy a great meal, look no further than our familyowned and locally operated Japanese restaurant. Saga Steakhouse serves authentic Japanese cuisine in a great environment. We serve a wide variety of Japanese dishes, from steak to chicken, seafood and sushi. We oer dinein in a traditional dinner setting as well as a sushi bar. Your meal is prepared tableside from the freshest ingredients. From our delightful wait sta to our delectable food items, you will enjoy every minute at our restaurant! Saga oers a Kids Menu and welcomes group and large parties. Celebrate your special occasions with us.Dinner Sunday through ursday: 5:00pm 9:45pm Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm 10:30pm Advertisement Saga Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi BarHibachi Chefs Jesus, Tommy, Dino & Bo. 1627 Race Track Rd St. Johns, FL 32259(former Applebees location)904-230-6636 Conveniently located just 1/2 mile South of Julington Creek Bridge! Race Track RoadSR 13 Julington Creek Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Jim Taylor provides TaylorMade Solutions Call me at 904-705-1692 or TaylorMade4You@bellsouth.net to discuss how I can provide Solutions tailor-made for You.Managerial Accounting ServicesOver 25 years experiencePersonal & Business Income Tax PreparationFormer Internal Revenue Agent & Lic. to practice before the IRS QuickBooks Set-Up, Training & Support Call me now to Review your QuickBooks setup and show you how it can simplify your accounting. Excel Spreadsheet Design, Training, & Support VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. SICK AND TIRED OF INSURANCE RATE INCREASES? 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com We have helped insurance consumers make better protection and security choices since 1990. WE LOVE COMPETITION! PUT US IN THE GAME! IT MAY BE TIME FOR A SECOND OPINION. Serving Mandarin Sin c e 1990 The school bell seems to ring for our students and teachers earlier and earlier these days, as the teachers return to their classes on August 15 and our students begin the 20112012 school year on August 22. The district wishes a very successful year for our Duval County Schools! The district in which I am privileged to represent, District 7, has been outstanding and my continued thanks go to our parents and guardians for their involvement and to our students who continue to make us all proud. Good news for our Mandarin JROTC program! With the help of former Mandarin High School Principal Larry Roziers and Dr. Donna Richardson, our current Mandarin High principal and the principals of Wolfson, Englewood and Raines High Schools, our JROTC programs will continue for the 2011-2012 school year. Mayor Alvin Brown enlisted the help of several generous donors in the Jacksonville com-The Mandarin Garden Club will be holding its annual Trash to Treasure Sale on Saturday, October 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse located at 2892 Loretto Road. A wide selection of home and yard items will be included at bargain prices. The Mandarin Garden Clubs 65th anniversary cookbook will also be available for purchase. This is a collection of 500 delicious recipes contributed by our members as well as a reference for many helpful cooking hints. The cookbooks will be available for purchase from any garden club member, at the circle and munity and made it possible to raise over $300,000 to keep JROTC this year. Our thanks also to Jackie Smith, aide to Congressman Ander Crenshaw, for helping coordinate our efforts with the Mayors o ce to make this e ort possible. While this is no guarantee for next years funding, we are committed to working to continue our JROTC programs. In a related area, the district is working even through the opening of school to keep our fall sports and to avoid any further cuts in athletics. There are so many in the county working through public and private partnerships to keep our sports alive, I cant thank them enough for their tireless e orts. Instead of worrying about the continued budget cuts anticipated coming from the Governor and State Legislature, we are planning ahead to avoid losing our many athletic programs. Sports and JROTC are important programs in our schools, as they all provide the discipline and leadership training for all of our students who wish to participate. Perhaps one of the last new schools to be built for quite awhile, this summer witnessed the opening of Waterleaf K-5. Located at 450 Kernan Boulevard, Waterleaf Elementary is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms, special classrooms for the hearing and visionimpaired students and Principal Marianne Simon, who turned her former school, Woodland Acres, into an A school. This summer has been more active than ever for the School Board and district sta as we prepared for the beginning of the new school year. Education never stops and while progress is being made, we recognize the continued challenges ahead in providing genuine educational excellence for all of our schools. Your voice is always welcome, and, again, I appreciate the opportunity to represent you. Congratulations to Mandarin High for receiving the Superintendents PTA/PTSA Award. Mandarin High was joined by James Weldon Johnson, Neptune Beach Elementary, Terry Parker High and West Riverside Elementary as the award winners for this past school year. Important Dates: September 5: Labor Day (schools and district o ces closed) September 6: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.; Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive September 7: Student Early Release Day September 21: Student Early Release Day Thought for the Month: We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. … Stacia Tauscher, AuthorGarden Club announces Trash to Treasure SaleBy Contributing Writer Yvonne Corbett, Publicity, Mandarin Garden Clubgeneral meetings, at our Crafty Ladies group that meets at the clubhouse each Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as at several activities around Mandarin. The cookbooks make wonderful gifts for weddings, anniversaries, Christmas and many other occasions. The Garden Club is also supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse the day of the sale: Ink cartridges: Any type used computer ink cartridges; used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies Cell phone collection: Any type of cell phone and accessories; donated to the Duval County 4-H Eyeglass collection: Any type of eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases; donated to the Lions Club Food Bank collection: Any non-perishable, unexpired items or toiletry items, including samples; donated to the Mandarin Food Bank Knitting yarn: Will be loom knitted into hats that will be donated to the City Rescue Mission at Christmas. (You may also contact Barbara Price at 287-1327 for pickup of yarn.) More information about the events at the Mandarin Garden Club are available at our website at http://home.comcast. net/~harper113, our e-mail at mandaringardenclub@comcast. net or via telephone 268-1192. Monday, September 5


www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Receive a P ANDORA clasp bracelet (a $65 US retail value) with your purchase of $100 or more of P ANDORA jewelry.**Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. Charms shown on bracelet are sold separately.th–10th OCCASIONA ery s ciaMAKE IT UNFORGETTABLE... Sterling Silver charms from $25 11481 Old St. Augustine Road #403 Jacksonville, FL 32258 904.880.3292 Brian E. 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Current employees should be paying more towards their own health insurance and should also be incentivized to lead healthier lifestyles. Health insurance is a major component of the budget and insurance costs continue to increase at almost triple the rate of in” ation. City Hall should investigate the bene“ ts of being self-insured. JEA made the switch to self-insurance a couple of years ago and the program has shown great promise with a slower increase in premiums. As your councilman, I am looking at every single item in the budget, asking questions and making suggestions. There is much more to be done and I encourage you to join us in the process. On another note, I am one of the seven members of the Redistricting Committee. The preliminary results from the committee indicate that all of Mandarin will remain intact as District 6. I fought hard to keep Mandarin together as we are a unique community with common interests and goals. Four public hearings are planned on the results of the redistricting meetings we have been conducting. The Council will vote on the “ nal plan on November 18. For details about the new potential boundaries of our district, please visit www.coj. net. Also, please attend the public hearings and let your voices be heard on this issue as these agreed upon boundaries will remain set for the next 10 years. God Bless, Matt Schellenberg subject will be Introduction and Garden Tour.Ž We hope you will buzzŽ by to enjoy this wonderful time in the garden! The Sierra Club general meeting will be held on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 West University Boulevard. They will host the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice Teaching Farm representatives. The farm is a living laboratory that promotes a sustainable, humane and just society through education and action. Members will tell us about their SunHarvest Eco Village and the ways in which residents live in an environmentally friendly manner. The program, which begins at 7:00 p.m., is free and all are welcome. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. The second annual Mandarin Womens Club Cruise is for members and will depart on Monday, February 27, 2012 and return Saturday, March 3, 2012. The cruise sails to Nassau and Key West with two full days at sea to sunbathe around the pool. For more information, please call 521-2524 or 268-8906.Whats New cont. from page 3The Italian American Club Banquet Hall has been completely re“ nished. New ” oors, new paint, new front doors. Its time for all our friends to come and check out our club. Its the best kept secret in Mandarin! New members are always welcome. Remember to mark your calendars for our annual Festa Italiana which will be held October 21, 22 and 23. For additional information, please visit our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com. 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 others 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 next meeting of the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, September 3 at the Golden Corral on San Jose Boulevard. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by our club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed meeting room in the restaurant. Our guest speaker will be a representative of the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce who will present the current crime statistics and areas of concern for the city. With a question and answer period, this will be a very revealing and informative to all that attend. The 2011 First Coast Heart Walk to bene“ t the American Heart/American Stroke Association will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Park. There is no fee to participate. For more information, please visit www.“ rstcoastheartwalk.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. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturdays of each month from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari. schurr@gmail.com or 253-0586. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The Jacksonville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet Saturday, September 17, at San Jose Country Club, from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The speakers will be Girls Inc.s Director of Programs Lina Skeim and Girls Inc.s President/ CEO Beth Hughes. The meetThe most amazing thing that has ever happened to me is the day I walked into my church for the “ rst time. It was not that long ago. I never called myself a Christian and I did not attend church on a regular basis. But I believe that God has a plan for me and it has become my Journey.Ž I was a musician almost 20 years ago and I have lived in the Mandarin area most of that time. I played in a local band that performed various styles of music. I was the guitar player. I did have one guitar lesson way back in time. It was exactly one and a half chords. From there, I was self-taught. I applied what I had learned about the guitar to ing is open to all interested in AAUW and in Girls Inc., founded during the Industrial Revolution to encourage girls in mastering physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. For information and reservations, please call Susan at 642-7038 by September 13.Local musician shares story of new albumBy Contributing Writer Charlotte Martin, Musician, This JourneyƒI BelieveŽthe keyboard and taught myself how to play that, also. But when the band stopped playing, I stopped. That is until the Holy Spirit whispered in my ear. A series of events made my destination clear. I remember a fateful day when the voice inside my head told me to sit down at the keyboard and start writing. This Journey...I BelieveŽ is the album of songs I have written that shares my feelings and emotions as I made my journey towards the realization of the power and beauty in the love of God. Part of that beauty is the Mandarin area. I love the trees! I hope that you take time to listen.


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Call today for our Cash Discounts and First Visit Specials Chiropractic Care Safe Gentle Care for Children & Adults Nutrition Counseling how to maintain good health through gentle Conditions treated: weight loss, fatigue, chronic and acute pain, New Address The Ruling Class is slowly comprehending they have been ruled out of order by irate voters. Previously, the Ruling Class was sure voters were willing to do as they are told; they and their ilk cant believe they are facing a revolt greater in magnitude than the Silent Majority or the Reagan Revolution. The great debt debate and subsequent de” ation of Americas credit rating has perplexed the Ruling Class, forcing them to resort to such phrases as terroristsŽ to describe those adhering to Tea Party philosophy such as less is better. One would think after the rise of the Tea Party movement from the Obama Care debacle causing a seismic shift in power, the Ruling Class would have at least a glimmer of understanding. But, no, they have only dug in their heels, ignored reality and are throwing verbal jabs while defending a broken and wholly sinister system of big government. To the Ruling Class, freedom means the unfettered ability to tax and con“ scate wealth from successful individuals and transfer it to those less successful in the misused name of justice.Ž This economic enslavement appeals to them because it punishes, rather than rewards, individual initiative. The Ruling Class demonizes successful people simply because Helping as many as 3,000 children and adults a year in need of speech and hearing services, the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center is throwing a party with a purpose on September 24 at the historic Florida Yacht Club. FinFest on the River is this years annual charity fundraiser for the non-pro“ t organization founded in 1949 as one of the “ rst speech and hearing centers to serve children in Political CommentaryThe Ruling Class should send successful people a thank you note By J. Bruce Richardsonthey are successful. Instead of demonization, they should be sending successful people a thank you note for making possible the strengths of our economy and creating jobs. Here in Jacksonville, the Ruling Class had its own shock when Mayor Alvin Brown was elected. Not only was a Democrat elected, but an outsider as well. How refreshing the voters of Jacksonville threw o the oppressive yoke of the Ruling Class and sought a fresh face with fresh ideas. You Deserve a Break TodayŽ was written by a commercial jingle writer and “ rst used by McDonalds restaurants in 1971. McDonalds has since sold billions of hamburgers, and the jingle writer, now 68, was Barry Manilow, who has sold over 80 million record albums. Its the legacy of that catchy tune which has caused so much heartburn, beyond consumption of a Big Mac. What do we really deserve? Advertisers bombard us with ads claiming residents of Mandarin deserveŽ this and that; its the entitlement mentality gone amuck. What we really deserve is very little, but fundamental. We deserve honest government and a peaceful existence. We deserve to be treated by others with a modicum of respect and cordiality. Especially, we deserve to be rid of those hawkers of goods and services who want to drill into us we deserve their product or service. The hopes, dreams and desires of many here in the second decade of the 21st Century include the beginning of the end of the meŽ generation mentality. In the fourth year of the consequences of the Great Recession, we can only hope many have come to realize how much they can do without and still have a full life and the importance of individual action for taking responsibility for helping those who are unable to help themselves.FinFest on the River bene ts children, adults with speech and hearing impairmentNortheast Florida. Before 1949, there were no services in Jacksonville for children with hearing or speech problems although hearing, speaking and understanding the spoken language are essential components to a childs growth and development. The Junior League of Jacksonville recognized the need and helped to found what is now known as the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center (JSHC). Over the last few years the need for JSHC services has grown ever greater because the number of socially and economically disadvantaged families needing speech and hearing services has increased dramatically. When the ability to speak and hear dont exist or is impaired, the isolation can be profound and the repercussions lasting,Ž said Bill McQuilkin, Jr., JHSC executive director. Your support will help us provide these children and adults with the necessary communication skills to overcome these communication barriers, succeed in life and become more productive citizens in our community.Ž Join honorary chairs Ron and Hilah Autrey, Dr. Steven Wallace, Wayne and Delores Weaver, Representative Mike Weinstein, Rear Admiral Kevin Delaney and many more community leaders and organizations in support of JSHC and this event. FinFest on the River will not only support this critical cause but promises to be a fun party. The event features Gary Roland and the LandSharks Band, a popular, high-energy band that plays a variety of music including the much-beloved songs of Jimmy Bu ett. In fact, Jimmy Bu ett liked the band so much when he heard them play in Key West that he hired them as the house band for his Margaritaville Caf at Universal Studios. Always a blast, audience interaction and participation will be part of the fun. For over 20 years, the band has been widely known as an entertaining and interactive party band. For more information regarding tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janet Irvin, Development Of“ cer, at jirvin@shcjax.org or 355-3403.receive individual instructions and help from a guild member to complete a small quilting project to take home. This all-volunteer show features a quilt ra e, a silent auction and quilt appraisals, along with vendors representing over 60 suppliers of quilting products. Tired? Stop and take a break at the Food Court where several food stations are open throughout the day. Another great avenue of QuiltFest is their o cial quilt appraisal booth. Teddy Pruett, a Certi“ ed Quilt Appraiser sanctioned by the American Quilters Society, will be onboard all three days of the event to appraise both old and new quilts for the public. If you love quilts and dont have the ability to make one, you can visit the Quilt Sale Booth. This booth has quilts and other quilted items for purchase to the public. Proceeds from this area go to many area non-pro“ t agencies. This years QuiltFest will be held September 22 and 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Conference Center located at 1000 Water Street in downtown Jacksonville. For information on QuiltFest please visit www.quiltfestjax.com. Quiltfest cont. from pg. 1


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COUPON CODE: CO Since the early 1940s, MOSH has been theŽ place for the family to experience outstanding exhibits of our scienti“ c and historical heritage. Currently featuring Savage Ancient Seas,Ž it brings us life-size reproductions of some of the amazing creatures that slithered through the ocean during the time of the dinosaurs. An awesome exhibit for younger visitors, it can also amaze older patrons with its opportunity to peer into the world of the largest aquatic reptile known to man or marvel at the sheer size of the jaws of the Magalodon, a 50 foot monster shark! Films and lectures are also available. This however is what we have come to expect of the superb Museum of Science and History. So where does the New AgeŽ come in? Well, in the new Bryan-Gooding Planetarium which opened last November and features a 60 foot dome, a brand new digital sound system and a state of the art laser system. Here one can experience two amazing programs which combine visual art, music and in one case an opportunity to learn about the stars that shine over Jacksonville. The “ rst of these special programs is the Cosmic Concerts.Ž These take place every Friday at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The “ ve oclock presentation o ers a family friendly show entitled Laser ManiaŽ which will include music such as that performed by The Beatles combined with a spectacular laser show. At the later presentations, the audience will experience the psychedelic sound of classic rock stars. On September 2, Pink Floyd will be featured. On September 9 the programs are entitled Laser Vinyl (classic rock), Laser Retro (1980s songs) and Laser Watching your favorite prime time reality shows, sitting tense on the edge of your couch, as one by one your favorite (or not so favorite) contestants gets voted o week by week; have you ever wished you could be in on the action? As Jacksonvilles Dancing with the Stars event looms closer on the calendar, you can join in on the fun by trading in your pajamas for a ball gown or tuxedo. The event, taking place on September 17 at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, is hosted by A Social A air Dance Studios, Inc. and bene“ ts The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus. Tickets are available online and by phone at The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus o ce at 353-1636. Tickets are $25, $50, $75 and $150 for VIP seats. The VIP tickets include a pre-show reception with hors doeuvres and cocktails in the Davis Gallery. What makes this event even more special is the local twist added into the mix, as the dance competition will feature local celebrities partnered with professional dance instructors, much like ABCs show Dancing with the Stars. A panel of judgWomen want answers and dialogue about breast cancer. The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group) in cooperation with Orange Park Cancer Center promises to present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, side e ects of treatment, survivorship, as well as overall good health and wellness topics. The symposium is free and designed for people interested in learning more about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. This years keynote speaker is seven-time Olympic gold medal winner Shannon Miller, a cancer survivor and the most Free breast care symposium provides answersdecoratedŽ American gymnast of all time. The Pink Ribbon Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the ThrasherHorne Center for the Arts (283 College Drive) at St. Johns River Community College in Orange Park. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the Expo and guests will be treated to a delicious and healthy continental breakfast. At the symposium you will learn how to deal with cancer treatment and side e ects, caring for your body, how sleep can a ect your treatment and dealing with relationships (family, friends, signi“ cant others). This year the symposium will o er one session in Spanish (headphones available for translation), plus a separate session presented in Spanish. The event is open to the public at no charge. On behalf of the 2011 Pink Ribbon Symposium, we are pleased to be able to bring this program free to the women of Northeast Florida and greatly thank our sponsors for making this possible,Ž states Dwelvin Simmons, MD, member of the board of directors. We welcome inquiries for sponsorship, volunteers who would like to join us for the day, and exhibitors interested in reaching out to regional women with products and services.Ž For additional information, please visit www.pinkribbonsymposium.org.Encore!MOSH meets the new ageBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityHypnotica. On September 16, The Beatles, U2 and Led Zeppelin will provide the inspiration. On September 23, Laser Vinyl, Laser X (1990s metal) and Laser Metallica will be featured and on September 30 programs entitled Wish You Were Here,Ž Dark Side of the MoonŽ and The WallŽ will provide the inspiration for the laser presentations. These will combine laser lights and images colliding with 35,000 watts of digital power providing a state of the art presentation which re” ects the music with amazing patterns and designs on the dome replicated and enhanced by wearing the available laser glasses. Admission is $5 per person per show plus $1 for the glasses. The other exciting addition to programs you can experience at MOSH is entitled Music under the Stars.Ž This is part of MOSH After Dark,Ž a fun series of adult programs presented once each month. It is a cultural collaboration between the museum and Friday Musicale. The museum will open at 6:00 p.m., giving guests an opportunity to explore. The show will take place in the Planetarium commencing at 7:00 p.m. and will focus on the stars that shine over Jacksonville. This will be followed by a live musical performance. Rooftop stargazing and a wine tasting from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will conclude the evening. On September 22, the program will feature Evan Peterson, percussionist. Admission to this great monthly event is only $10, ($5 for MOSH members). For reservations, which are required, call 396-6674 Ext. 230. For additional information on any or all programs, you can call 396-6674 or visit their website at www.themosh.org.Youth Arts UpdateDancing with the localŽ Stars to bene t Jacksonville Childrens ChorusBy Danielle Wirsanskyes will also be present who will, along with the audience, help to choose Jacksonvilles favorite dancer. You can vote in advance for your favorite dancer on their website at www.asociala air. net/jcc. These local celebrities include Amanda Warford, Craig Smith, Marge Hutton, Ayesha Faines, Frank Patterson, Marsha Oliver, Bruce Jones, Janet Herrick, Mike McGovern and Lucy Talley. The night will start out with a Photo BoothŽ on the Red Carpet, and a cash bar in the lobby. To start o the competition, each couple will perform a show number in a smooth dance. Following this, each couple will perform a show number in a rhythm or Latin dance. Voting will take place by the panel of judges after each performance, while voting by the audience takes place throughout the evening. There will also be a special performance by the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, who will be singing such songs as Oye La Musica (Hear the Music), Tango to Evora, Sway and You Cant Stop the Beat from the musical Hairspray. After this, special guest dancers from A Social Affair Dance Studio will perform. The last dance of the night will be performed by Darren Dailey, artistic and executive director of the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus along with professional Ashley Novak. The night will be concluded with an awards presentation. A spokesperson for A Social A air Dance Studio shared, We are partnering with the... The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus for this bene“ t to help them to continue to provide a highquality choral music education for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while “ lling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances.Ž


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Gout is part of the arthritis family and in fact is the most common form of in” ammatory arthritis. The telltale sign of a gout attack is usually sudden and often debilitating pain, most frequently felt in the large joint of the big toe. A ” are up can hurt so much that it may require a trip to the emergency room for relief. The culprit is a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints caused by too much uric acid in the body. Everyone has uric acid in their body. Its naturally present in small amounts, but when someone has an abnormally high level, it can trigger a gout attack. Americans dont have a good picture of other health conditions that can increase their risk, according to the survey. Heres how Americans fared when their knowledge of risk factors for gout was put to the test: € Only 1 in 10 Americans correctly cited cardiovascular disease as a risk factor for gout. (ARA) Its no secret that guys love their cars, but are they more likely to always change the oil on time than to visit the doctor for their annual checkup? Almost 70 percent of men “ nd it easier to care for their cars than for their personal health, according to “ ndings from a new survey of 501 men ages 45 to 65 commissioned by Mens Health Network and Abbott. In addition, more than 40 percent reported they would be more likely to address issues with their car than their health. Men may bring their cars in for service when an issue arises and schedule regular tune ups to ensure that things are running smoothly, but they might not address their health in the same way. As a result, some men may be ignoring the symptoms of certain health conditions because they are reluctant to visit the doctor, the survey found. If men treated their bodies the way they treat their cars, they would schedule regular doctors appointments in the same way that they schedule regular tune ups. The survey is part of TTalk Tune-Up,Ž a new national campaign to raise awareness of mens health issues. Racing champion Terry Labonte and national mens health expert Dr. Harry Fisch have teamed up to lead the campaign and encourage men to schedule annual checkups with their doctors. For many men, tuning up our cars is easier than getting checkups for our health,Ž says Labonte. With the help of my wife, Kim, I began to think about my body and my health in the same way I think about € Just 1 in 3 Americans correctly reported that obesity is a risk factor. € One in 5 Americans knows that diabetes and kidney disease are also risk factors. € A mere 1 in 5 Americans made the connection that family history can put you at risk. With certain exceptions, gout develops in people age 45 or older. It a ects men more than women. Once a woman is post menopausal, though, her risk is nearly the same as it is for men of her age. Here are some of the other risk factors to be aware of: € Untreated high blood pressure € High cholesterol € Obesity someone obese is four times more likely to develop gout € Crash diets which can increase the amount of uric acid in the body € A high-fructose diet, including sweetened soft drinks € Excessive consumption of alcohol, especially beer € Joint injury € Kidney disease, which can come from high blood pressure or diabetes € Use of certain medicines, especially diuretics or water pills € Some anti-rejection medications used in transplant patients While theres no cure for gout, a combination of medication and lifestyle modi“ cations may help those diagnosed manage the disease, helping them to Do guys take better care of their cars or themselves?the care of my cars. As a result, I scheduled a doctors appointment and a series of tests to help stay on top of my health.Ž Dr. Fisch recommends “ ve health tests every man should discuss with his doctor, including a testicular exam, prostate exam, cholesterol test, testosterone test and blood pressure screening. It is important to schedule annual checkups because some men may not recognize the symptoms of many treatable conditions such as low testosterone,Ž says Fisch, board certi“ ed urologist and clinical professor of medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College and director of the Male Reproductive Center. To learn more about the importance of mens health visit www.TTalkTuneUp.com. The site provides men with tips for caring for their cars and their bodies, including a free health maintenance guide. The guide includes information on important tests guys should know about and tips to help keep their bodies running as smoothly as their cars. Most Americans unaware of gout risk factorsmaintain their active lifestyle. For more information about risk factors for gout, talk to your doctor and visit www.GoutEducation.org. The website was developed by GUAES, a nonpro“ t group of health care professionals who educate the public and the health care community about gout and the related health care consequences of hyperuricemia. It o ers free educational resources for patients and family members who may be at risk. SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Are you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919


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Flash back to the fabulous fifties with favorite show themes from this magical decade.WATCH THESE PAGES FOR FUTURE DINNER AND THE SYMPHONY INFOBroadway to Hollywood Jan. 14, 2012 Ballroom With a Twist Mar. 3, 2012 Bond and Beyond Mar. 24, 2012 Cirque de la Symphony …Apr. 28, 2012 JaxSymphony.org Mr. Smith Goes to Washington won actor Jimmy Stewart an Oscar. Mandarins Mrs. Levin goes to Washington and wins, too. With a bachelors in psychology and masters in gerontology, Linda Levin spent 20 years at Southeast aging agencies. For seven and a half years, shes been at private non-pro“ t ElderSource, an aging agency with federal and state funds, plus private donations. It serves seniors 60 and older, plus some disabled and veterans. ElderSource must identify elders/ caregivers needs, develop plans/fund services, and ensure services quality.Ž Its Senior to Senior Fund was set up by Jaguars owner J. Wayne Weaver and his wife, Dolores Barr Weaver, with the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida. As Jacksonvilles ElderSource CEO and executive director of three Florida a liated non-pro“ ts, Levin supervises 40 employees and explains ElderSource doesnt provide direct services, but contracts and funds providers. Her values and decisions re” ect a belief she makes a di erence in peoples lives, letting them age with a quality of life.Ž Doing mitzvot (good deeds) is part of it. How I treat my sta and they treat clients re” ectŽ respect, openness, authenticity, welcoming. Levin attended the annual National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) conference in Washington D.C., with four days covering advocacy, eldercare, transportation, housing, care-giving and aging-in-place. She received an Aging Innovations and Achievement Award for ElderSources Dining with DignityŽ e ort, a toolkit of assistive eating devices with cu s to aid older adults with coordination problems eat with dignity and improve nutrition.Ž In the kit are speciallydesigned utensils, lipped/non-Marguerite McLaughlin was born on July 13, 1911 in Columbus, Ohio to parents Joseph and Nina Fabianich. At age four she moved to Weirton, West Virginia where she lived until she moved to River Garden in Jacksonvilles Mandarin area. She and her high school sweetheart, Andrew McLaughlin, both graduated in 1929 with plans to Mandarin woman accepts award in D.C.By Contributing Writer Herb Drillskid plates, customized cups, items to help turn knobs/lids and grab items from shelves. Theres a description of each and its use. Case managers explain devices to clients, take orders and deliver devices. The kit costs $283, plus $40 for a du e bag to transport it. The program bought nine kits and had $7,267 to buy the actual devices. It provided 54 elders with devices, which help seniors who might refrain from eatingŽ due to limitations of pain, tremors, or paralysis. Meanwhile, as many states explore managed care, Levin as president of Floridas n4a a liate discussed the role of the Aging Network in Florida and its transition to a managed care environment. Also, she reported on Floridas major accomplishmentsŽ with aging resource centers and database; a Medicare Coalition; and a Veterans A airs-United States Centers on Disease Control and Prevention project with advocacy e orts. As boxing legend Muhammad Ali says, Dont count the days, make the days count.ŽMandarins Herb Drill is a career journalist (herbert.drill@gmail.com). Mandarins Linda Levin received an Aging Innovations and Achievement Award for ElderSources Dining with DignityŽ effort.Marguerite McLaughlin celebrates 100th birthday Surrounded by her family, Marguerite McLaughlin celebrated her 100th birthday at River Garden Hebrew Home where she has resided since 2008. marry; however, Depression-era rules in their area prohibited more than one job for each household. So planning for a future together, Marguerite kept her job at the electric company and Andrew his in banking. They postponed their wedding for seven years until 1936. She had a love of writing poetry and won the state poetry contest in 1949. She was very involved in the Womens Club GFWC, holding many o ces including two years as president. She was dedicated to making a wonderful, warm home for her family. A patient mother, a creative cook preparing her familys favorite foods and an accomplished homemaker, she always put her family “ rst. Her favorite pastime was shopping, whether it was for antiques or clothing and accessories. McLaughlin has two daughters, Adrean and Andrea, who also live in Florida, four grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Her family stated, She is very fortunate to be celebrating her 100th birthday at River Garden where everyone is so kind to her.Ž


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Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 Members of the River City Womens Club made a recent visit to the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, formerly known as the Safe Harbor Boys Home located on the St. Johns River on Heckscher Drive. The philosophy of Safe Harbor is to provide a caring, loving, disciplined atmosphere for boys aged 15 to 18 who have su ered abuse, neglect or are fatherless. They live, work and learn aboard former military vessels and donated civilian boats. They become responsible, mature and independent young men through spiritual, educational and vocational training.You cant “ nd a more family friendly or romantic fall getaway than Chattanooga, Tennessee. The seven-hour drive from Jacksonville delivers a bounty of activities in the city once known only for its choo-choo. Scenic views, autumn foliage and nostalgic barn signs lead visitors to See Rock City.Ž The Rock City Gardens (seerockcity.com) opened in 1932 at the top of Lookout Mountain. Walk among natural stone formations, across swinging bridges, and revel in the panoramic view of 7 States.Ž Rock City fairyland entices people who visited as children to return with their own. The updated venue is surprisingly well done. Ruby Falls (rubyfalls.com) endures as another vintage roadside attraction. While the caverns themselves are not the most spectacular, the lighted 145-foot waterfall is worth the underground adventure. Every October the scary Haunted Cavern returns. This event is guaranteed to yield screams and spine tingling fear. Teens love it! Looking for sheer exhilaration? Try Lookout Mountain Flight Park (hanglide.com) the nations premier hang gliding school. No prior experience is necessary. Participants, ages four to 92 and their instructor hook into a glider thats tethered to an ultralite plane. The plane pulls them to an altitude of 2,000 feet, then releases the daring duo. Take my word on this„youll feel like a bird and gain a neverto-be-forgotten perspective on the glorious mountains and valley below. Fantastic fun. World-class whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River o ers Olympic-caliber thrills and spills just 45-minutes from Chattanooga (adventuresunlimited.net) Out“ tters supply a professional Fall ing in ChattanoogaBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Rock CityRiver City Womens Club visits Safe HarborBy Contributing Writer Hilda Bryson, River City Womens ClubThe River City Womens Club brought trunk loads of items that are on the Safe Harbor wish listŽ including non-perishable food items and supplies. For additional information about the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, please visit www.boyshome.com. The next meeting for the River City Womens Club is September 21 at the Ramada Inn, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This will be the annual charity fundraiser of Bingo following lunch. For more information and reservations, please call 262-8719 no later than September 15. Orange Park Medical CenterMedical Sta guide to accompany and assist rafters as they traverse class 3 and 4 rapids. Whooeee! For those looking for a tamer outing, think kayaking on the Tennessee River or bicycling a 10mile pathway through city parks. The aquarium is Chattanoogas jewel, the worlds largest freshwater aquarium (tnaqua. org). The facility expanded to a second building„one featuring the river habitat and creatures, the other an ocean journey. Your ticket entitles you to come and go at this awe-inspiring aqua world so visitors can break up the day with dining or other activities. A treat for all ages. Romantic couples head for The Blu View Art District (blu viewartdistrict.com), a haven of re“ ned dining, bakeries, co ee shops, art galleries and elegant lodging. The Hunter Museum of American Art as well as a hilltop sculpture garden are mere steps away. Dont leave the diverse city without a peek into the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel, or better yet, stay overnight in one of their railroad cars (choochoo.com). The former terminal was converted into “ ne lodging. A train bu s heaven. While shopping, grab a few Moon Pies from the Souths original and only factory making the much loved retro treat. Theyre perfect for snacking on the car ride home. I had a blast and Chattanooga o ered much, much more than I anticipated. If you go: www.chattanoogafun.com.


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Also representatives from The Womens Center of Jacksonville who created their own program, the Expanded Horizons Literacy Program, serve on this board. One of the councils major objectives is to publicize the problem of adult illiteracy in our community. The e ects of the First Coasts lower high school graduation rates relate directly to the areas economy. The lack of education is re” ected in the unemployment rate and the lower pay scales. These agencies assist adults in our area with many babyŽ steps to get to their goal. Juanita was pregnant with her “ rst child and wanted to be better able to communicate with her doctor and read up on her new journey. She tried to enroll at FSCJ for its GED Academy, but her reading score was too low for acceptance. The sta at the college referred her to the Expanded Horizons program, as they felt it best met her needs. Juan wanted to run his familys business, writing checks and paying their bills. September is National Literacy MonthLocal groups assist adults learning to readBy Donna KeathleyHe received one-on-one tutoring and then took the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) at FSCJ. Based on the results from the TABE, the scores told his tutor where to focus Juans study emphasis and he is now preparing to take the formal GED testing. All reading tutors working with the Literacy Council and The Womens Center are volunteer workers who daily make a di erence in the lives of their adult students. There is no required educational background for tutoring and all volunteers are accepted. Most students entering the reading program are English speaking adults. If you would like to volunteer as a tutor or need more information on The Literacy Council, please call the Center for Adult Learning located at the Jacksonville downtown Library at 630-2426. Make a di erence in September!Tutor Ami Robinson assists a client learning to read. Be sure to check out our S p e c i a l S e c t i o n s Special Sections in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! • Senior NewsLine Page 8 • Back to School Page 12 • Football Preview Page 22There’s something for everyone in Mandarin NewsLine! Lunar PhasesNew: August 29 First Quarter: September 4 Full: September 12 Last Quarter: September 20


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Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry would like to thank the families of Julington Creek and Mandarin for such a warm welcome after we opened our new zoo-themed o ce in Julington Creek this July. It has truly been an amazing summer for our growing practice. an extension to the ministries of the church. Our Mandarin students enjoy a 40-acre campus which allows for lots of outdoor time, gardening, PE and nature studies. Please visit the website www.sotwls.com for more info on scheduling a tour of either campus. Dr. Marinela Nemetz says, I have had the privilege of providing pediatric dental care to the Julington Creek and Mandarin area for the past seven years. Spending my days with children, watching my patients grow up„from the little ones (six months after their “ rst tooth) through the teens„ I consider myself the luckiest dentist! Im excited to go to the o ce every day! The ongoing one-on-one relationship is why I wanted to have a private childrens dental practice, instead of being part of a group. With my husbands dental practice right next door, we can help the entire family„creating smiles through the ages! We are always welcoming new patients! Pinnacle Physical Therapy and Sports Performance is the only physical therapy clinic in Julington Creek. We employ only board certi“ ed special-It’s time for Back to School!We are proud to have treated so many of the infants, children and teenagers of Orange Park and Jacksonville for the last 30 years and we hope to continue doing so for years to come. We invite you all to come by and check out our new o ce and take a tour. See you soon! Fundraising for the Future is a unique, stress-free way to raise money for your organization while helping the environment! It is so easy to do: we will pay your organization cash for the gently-worn clothing you collect! The clothing collected is then recycled to less fortunate countries, keeping it out of our land“ lls. There is nothing to buy and nothing to sell. This is a great option for almost anyone, including schools, sports teams, clubs, religious organizations, nonpro“ ts and more. Visit us online at www.fundraisingforthefuture.com for more information or check us out on Facebook! Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School o ers strong, traditional academic disciplines and faith development with an emphasis on meeting the individual needs of students. Serving families in the Baymeadows area for pre-school through K5 and families in Mandarin for pre-school through fourth grade, SOTWLS has seen steady growth of enrollment every year since being instituted in 2006 as ists. You will be seen by the same physical therapist each visit for 45 minutes to one hour and those visits will be one on one … the PT will not be treating anyone else. In addition to physical therapy we o er sports performance and Pilates. Sports Performance is available for all ages and sports … we can help you get faster, stronger and more powerful! Pilates is o ered privately or in a class setting. Visit our website www. PinnacleSportsPT.com for more information. After a successful summer camp, Evans Rowing Club is o to a great start! Camp members were the “ rst people to ever row on the pristine waters of Julington Creek and to use the brand new equipment at the club. Whether seeking private lessons, a competitive middle school and high school racing team or an adult membership, Evans has something for everyone. Get championship coaching, make new friends, have fun, row competitively or just get in shape. Join them for an experience that will remain with you throughout your life and register now for the 20112012 rowing season at www. evansrowingclub.com.


www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 904-765-2020 904-272-2020 11790 San Jose Blvd 904-765-2020 904-276-2020 90 4 -765-202 0 9 90 4-272-202 0 11790 San J ose Blv d 904-765-202 0 904-276-202 0 LAWRENCE LEVINE, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmology/ Eye Muscle SurgeryFind us onFacebook The Physicians & Surgeons of Clay Eye welcome their newest associate, Lawrence Levine, M.D.-Pediatric Ophthalmologist/Eye Muscle Surgery Mandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & Northside. Keep swimming all year long. Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.comAmerican Red Cross Certied Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance Extension Julington C reek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchM andarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit C ove 287-4619445 N SR 13, Suite 13Located in the Food Lion Center Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! $10.00 OFFbring in this ad Fall Schedule in Session Register Today!Visit our Website for Schedules and Forms www.markspivak.com With summer coming to an end and the start of the school year, Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Since many are heading back to school, Safe Kids Northeast Florida wants students and drivers to be extra careful when on the roads. Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school,Ž said Cynthia Dennis, RN, Coordinator. Safe Kids recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of tra c crossings.Ž Adults can teach and model the following safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they dont walk to school every day: While walking:Safe Kids provides helpful tips for back-to-school safetyAlways cross the street with an adult until age 10 Cross the street at corners, using tra c signals and crosswalks when possible Look left, right and left again when crossing Always walk, never run, when crossing streets Walk on sidewalks or paths Walk facing tra c as far to the left as possible if there are no sidewalks While driving: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones Take extra time to look for children on and near the road, before and after school hours Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings Safe Kids Walk This Way,Ž a grassroots pedestrian safety initiative in more than 600 schools nationwide, is made possible through support from program co-creator and sponsor FedEx Corp. Through this year-round program, children learn safe pedestrian behaviors; school communities identify the pedestrian hazards surrounding their schools; and school pedestrian safety committees and task forces lead e orts to educate pedestrians and drivers about safe behaviors, enforce tra c laws and improve environments for child pedestrians. Every day, more than 80,000 FedEx vehicles are on the road, sharing the streets with pedestrians, fueling the companys dedication to pedestrian safety and to sharing the lessons of safe driving that FedEx has learned over the past 35 years. For more information about on the Walk This Way program, call (202) 662-0600 or visit www.safekids.org/our-work/programs/walk-this-way/ were spent volunteering at the Christian orphanage For His ChildrenŽ in the capital city of Quito. The children of the orphanage ranged from three weeks old to 17 years with all the children over eight having some sort of special need. Again it was also fortunate she spoke Spanish. Di erent houses were setup for the children by ages. We switched from house to house to help all the different needs of the kids,Ž she explained. It is not surprising that she would make a journey to help those in need. Her father, David Wood, is a doctor and works Katie Wood cont from pg. 1at the University of Florida. He also does mission work in Ecuador. He lived in Ecuador for a year when he was younger. Her mother, Julia, works as a public health nurse here in Jacksonville. My parents are my inspiration,Ž she shared. Wood is a pre-med and psychology major at Lipscomb with plans on becoming a nurse practitioner or pediatrician after studying her internship abroad, most likely in Ecuador. She says that school and soccer are fun and important in certain ways. However, she says, My volunteer work reveals to me more about what fun really is.Ž She is a well-rounded young lady who recognizes that the map for a journey does not always take one on a straight path. Her summer of volunteering undoubtedly will make her a great teammate for the upcoming Lady Bisons season. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com


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VISITUS: Jacksonville 10991-51 San Jose Boulevard (in Wal-Mart shopping center) (904) 292-9705 Get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!Instruments | Lessons | Rentals | Repairs 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 As most students know, summer break is a time for letting go of worries, sleeping in on lazy mornings and basking in the glistening sun on a luxuriously warm, sandy beach. For others, however, it means pushing themselves into new, sometimes intimidating, environments so that they can widen their horizons and step out of their comfort zones. Of course theres no wrong way to spend summer break, but we cant help but ask ourselves, How am I going to stay busy over the summer?Ž It may sound like a hard question, but somehow the answer always presents itself. Although we normally think of summer as a time to leave behind the stress of the school year, for those ready to start taking college classes, summer break means preparing for the CPT (College Placement Test.) It was a revealing experience because I had been stressing over that test and the fact that I had passed was a relief,Ž says Amanda, a junior in high school, I feel proud and accomplished that I made it through.Ž For others, the prize was a set of car keys rather than a seat in a college class room. Recent high school graduate, Alexa, has been working toward her drivers license for quite some time, I havent gotten it yet, but I still plan to get it It is now the time for Mustangs to return to their weekday home, Mandarin High, eager and hopeful for a bright and exciting new school year. With an awardwinning athletic program and an incredible faculty and sta the 2011-2012 school year is looking fantastic! Principal Donna Richardson has made it her goal to make this year the best one yet! She has hired a new assistant principal for the St. Johns House, Dr. Pam Davis and has declared a new theme for this year: We are launching our year with a new school-wide theme, Champions of Excellence and are depending on all of you to help us achieve Excellence every step of the way.Ž Mustangs should also be getting ready for the 2011-2012 Club Fair. There are so many clubs to join and activities to MHS HappeningsStudents prepare for Back to SchoolBy Rondene Grinam, MHS Studenttake part in this year. Not only do these clubs look amazing on college applications, but there is literally something for everyone! Mandarin High has about 30 clubs and counting. In terms of academics, there are clubs such as Brain Brawl, Marine Club, Medical Club, Student Council and the National Honor Society. There are also tons of recreational clubs, such as boys lacrosse, Chess Club and Mandarin Highs famous Sixth Man Club. There are even clubs for those who wish to contribute to the community. Mandarin Highs Interact Club, sponsored by Rita Story of the Rotarian Society, is a growing group that works on community projects throughout the year, such as Relay for Life. Mandarin Highs Web Team says, At Mandarin High School, education does not end with the classes. Clubs provide the students with social interaction beyond school with people of similar interests. These extracurricular activities at Mandarin High School support the foundation of student interaction and allow people to volunteer to learn, help, and be a useful part of their community and society.Ž Of course, the beginning of a new school year would not be complete without the beginning of a new season for Mandarin Highs athletic program. Many fall sports have already started and we can expect promising seasons from the volleyball, cross country, swimming, golf and football teams. Defensive lineman Anthony Walker, a rising senior, is looking forward to the fall football season. We have been preparing for the season by lifting weights, running, and doing agility and technical drills to improve our basic skills.Ž When asked how promising the season looks, he replies, It looks very promising! Weve worked hard to improve and work together as a team to win games and go to the playo s.Ž Its no secret that Athletic Director Tammie K. Talley takes great pride in these teams. Our athletic program is the reigning Gateway Conference champion and our coaching sta is prepared to take our teams to the next level.Ž Judging from the great abilities of Mandarin Highs wonderful faculty and sta there is much more in store for this year. So sit back, relax and get ready for what the 2011-2012 school year will bring! Youth SceneA busy (and relaxing) summer breakBy Megan Crawford before the summer is over, and I already have a car.Ž Sounds like the perfect way to start her new journey as a full time college student. Graduating felt amazing. The transition seemed much smoother because I was dualenrolled.Ž For those who are determined to set the text books aside for a few months, the word summerŽ means the same thing as escape.Ž After all, summer break is the most popular time to go on vacation. Jamie, a high school senior, said that going to Hawaii was one of the top highlights of her summer. I got to take a tour of a volcano and go zip lining. Zip lining was amazing and really fun, even though it was a little bit scary at “ rst.Ž Of course, escaping school was also an opportunity for Jamie to reconnect with family. I got to go to my cousins wedding and meet his wife. Instead of walking down the aisle, she came down a river, in a boat, canoeing in her wedding dress. Shes actually a professional crew team member.Ž One thing is for sure, whether youre cramming in study time to pass a test or racing down a zip line with the wind brushing through your hair, there are a countless number of ways to make summer break last. However, its important to have time to breathe. Take Amanda, for example: My summer was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. Overall, I would say it was more fun than work.Ž Long story short, how you spent your summer is not as important as how your summer made you feel.


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And the best thing is, shes not all talk. I was overweight most of life,Ž Olsen said. I began my career at Whole Foods Market as a cake decorator with a voracious sweet tooth and I tasted everything I made.Ž But all of that changed when Olsen was introduced to the Health Starts Here program in 2009. Ive lost more than 65 pounds since adopting the four pillars of healthy eating,Ž Olsen said. And my cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure have improved.Ž Health Starts Here is an education program based on simple criteria for everyday eating. Its foundation is in the four pillars of healthy eating: 1. Plant-Strong: Eat more fruits and vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. 2. Whole Food: Choose whole, The bene t of private music lessonsBy Contributing Writer Dr. Randy Tinnin, Associate Professor of Trumpet and Director of the Brass Ensemble, University of North Florida and Private Lessons Teacher, Music & Arts a TŽ I was out of luck and spent my “ rst semester playing alto horn. Alto horn is a beautiful instrument, but not what I had in mind. My perseverance and practice were rewarded when my parents ordered a trumpet for me (out of the Sears and Roebuck catalog) for Christmas. The second challenge was “ nding someone to teach me to play. While I was fortunate to be part of a thriving band program, my director made it clear that I would bene“ t from one-on-one instruction. After a year of private lessons with my band director, he explained that, as his primary instrument was violin, he had nothing more to teach me about trumpet. I tried to “ nd a teacher, but lessons were hard to come by. 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Nutrient Dense: Build your meals around foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. My favorite part about following this program is that I dont have to count calories,Ž Olsen said. Ive maintained my weight loss for two years and have increased my health exponentially all through eating delicious foods that I love to eat!Ž A walking success story for the Health Starts Here program, Olsen now manages the program full-time for the Jacksonville store and helps our customers get started on their health eating journeys every day. I love giving customers that one little tip that will impact their health in a positive way,Ž Olsen said. Its great to hear how they share that knowledge with their loved ones and it causes sort of a ripple effect of wellness.Ž If youre ready to make a few simple changes for lifelong health, come see Olsen at one of her cooking classes, food demonstrations or schedule a one-on-one consultation. Shes here for you whether youre just getting started on a healthy eating path or have been on the road to wellness for years. Healthy Eating Specialist Heather Olsen prepares a delicious and healthy summer salad during a Health Starts Here Cooking Class. Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19! If you need a nudge to have fun at home or at work, this is the day for it. Get tips and history at www.talklikeapirate.com. the titanium plates in his leg but also a titanium hip on the other side. A yearlong recovery ensued as he endured severe pain which left him barely able to walk, though during the recovery change would again cross his path. He discovered what hed always known. That he loved water. Swimming quickly became his passion. The low impact sport enabled him to improve his “ tness. Still doctors prescribed pain medications, but from the prolonged recovery from his youth he was very leery of a quick “ x.Ž He began another change by seeking alternative solutions and through trial and error he discovered he could eliminate nearly all of his pain by maintaining a healthy diet of lean proteins and abundant fruits and vegetables. He learned to heal himself. He has become today what you see, a healthy slender swimmer and motivational inspiration for those faced with the need to embrace change. It is not so much that he swam the St. Johns River by himself or that he is promoting a challenge swim in October across the river with participants from all around the country. It is the fact that he swam to another healthy reality by starting from a little babbling brook and coming ashore of a great river.Swimmer cont. from pg. 1


www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S 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 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. Feeling Sad, Overwhelmed, or Just Need to Talk to Someone?I provide: Suzanne Arendt, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC Wellness Counseling of Florida H H H H a r d d d d a g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n s F F F u n e r a l l l l H H H o m e o f f f f M M M a n d d d d a r i i i n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES CHARLOTTE A. MARTINLOCAL CHRISTIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER Look, listen and purchase...charlotteamartin.comTo download music: cdbaby.com or itunes.com Search This Journey I BelieveŽCellular 904-591-6389 charlotteamartin@live.com Paulette Monroe, accompanied by Sue Terrell, will present a musical program on Tuesday, September 6, in the Family Life Center at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Come for dessert at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Bring canned foods for the St. Johns Food Bank. For additional information, please call 2685549. All Souls Anglican Church, located at 4042 Hartley Road, invites you to join us and learn how to budget your money wisely and in a Godly way! Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School (www. sotwls.com) is honored to share with our community that our principal, Madelyn Speagle, has received a Doctorate of Education with a major in Educational Leadership through Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Speagle has earned her degree alongside her countless duties at SOTWLS where she has served as principal since the schools opening in 2006. Growing the school from 12 students in a four-year-old class, she now has responsibility for almost 120 students aged two and a half through fourth grade at two campuses. With the new school year just around the corner and Dr The North Florida Fellowship of Christian Peace O cers (FCPO) is a local chapter of a national, non-denominational ministry comprised of Christian men and women from all areas within the criminal justice system, both active and retired. Regardless of the agency„local, state or federal„law enforcement o cers serve in an often harrowing profession. FCPO aims to encourage, support and train o cers, their families and close associates, bridging the gap between the Classes meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and cover topics such as cash ” ow planning, dumping debt and buyer beware. For additional information, please contact Karen Rauch at kdrauch@ bellsouth.net. The Temple will host the Sisterhoods second annual Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, October 30. Grab your Mah Jongg set and National Mah Jongg League card and head over to The Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard for a fun-“ lled afternoon. Turn your 1 craks and 2 bams into fabulous prizes and meet new players as well. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be prizes and awards and a fun time for everyone. Registration is $20 and tournament registration forms are available online at www.thetemplejacksonville.org or call Ann Stone at 565-2772. Return the completed form along with your registration fee to The Temple. Co-chairs Ann Stone and Sheila Horowitz are expecting a huge turnout for this event and encourage all who are interested to send in their completed forms as soon as possible. For further information, please call Ann Stone (565-2772) or Sheila Horowitz (234-7104). Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, will hold a Service of Prayer and Remembrance on Sunday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. All are welcome to attend. Ladies, come join us for a study of the Gospel of John. Registration is now underway with a start date of September 8, 2011. CBS (Community Bible Study) meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. while Duval/St. Johns County schools are in session at Christ Church PCA, located at 9794 Old St. Augustine Road. All are welcome. Childcare and childrens classes are available, but these spaces “ ll up quickly. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children. For additional information, please contact Sandy Mitchell at 7311452 or email her at sandy. mitchell57@yahoo.com. Shalom Jacksonville hosts Jewish Javas, a programs for Jewish newcomers and anyone interested in connecting with the local Jewish community on the “ rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. It is an opportunity to meet for co ee and shmoozing in the pleasant and relaxed atmosphere of Lets Nosh Deli, located on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Come for breakfast or just come for the company. Its the perfect place to meet newcomers and other friendly people and “ nd out the latest happenings in the community. It doesnt matter if you are a new arrival to Jacksonville or if you are newly interested in the Jewish community, everyone is invited to attend. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation and is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Principal of local school receives doctorateSpeagle no longer a doctoral student, the prospect of being justŽ a principal means Dr. Speagle will have lots of free time, right? Well, not exactly. As the school has added a new grade each year, this month brings the start of our fourth grade class at our expanded Mandarin Campus (just o Greenland Road near Phillips Highway). Plans are being developed to continue the growth of the school as long as there is a need in the community, even as far as high school. In addition to serving as principal, Dr. Speagles role with the church increased as she was called as the Minister of Christian Education for the congregation. She will oversee all educational programs of the church and school, ensuring the highest quality of faith-based education in all settings. Although the new school year is just around the corner (starting with public schools on August 22), Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School is still accepting applications (and also accepts student throughout the school year). We try to be as ” exible and accommodating as we can with parents,Ž says Dr. Speagle. Because we have small class sizes, we are able to meet the needs of a wide range of students„from those working above grade level to those who requiring extra attention. We have a strong, traditional curriculum taught using a wide range of teaching techniques and enriched with moral, ethical and faith development.Ž Additional information about the school is available on the schools website at www. sotwls.com.Meet the North Florida Fellowship of Christian Peace O cerspatrol car and the church sanctuary. We aim to support our membership and the community through prayer, evangelism and discipleship. We recognize that there is a unique bond among those who are in the criminal justice system. With this special relationship, we are often provided the opportunity to share our faith with colleagues who may not otherwise be reached by others in the Christian community. Whether you are a police o cer, corrections o cer, dispatcher, support employee, spouse or family member of the same, North Florida FCPO seeks to reach those who are active in their spiritual walk, as well as those who are still looking for guidance. North Florida FCPO has been meeting regularly for over a year now and what an exciting year it has been! We have been blessed with the opportunity to organize support for a Thanksgiving meal provided to a senior-living community. At Christmas, we delivered teddy bears and the Gospel to children who were away from family, bringing smiles to their faces and our own. Earlier this year, we were o cially chartered by the national o ce and have continued to work towards expanding our membership. Our fellowship typically meets once monthly, at varying locations within Jacksonville. Join us for a co ee or bring a bag lunch and enjoy fellowship, devotionals, and guest lecturers. We welcome those who serve in the criminal justice system in the Mandarin area, as well as the greater North Florida region to visit a meeting or to simply contact us to learn more. For additional information, join us online at www.north” oridafcpo.org. 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Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. If there is anything that has been hotter than the weather we have been having this summer, it has been the “ shing in the St. Johns River. From Bulls Bay (the mouth of Julington Creek) to the Shands Bridge (State Road 16) and areas beyond, the St. Johns River has been o ering quality “ shing that could rival many other parts of the state. Unfortunately the biggest contributor to our “ shing fortune is the misfortune of our lack of rain this spring and summer. This rainfall shortage has led to much higher than normal salinity levels in the St. Johns with swimmers in the backwaters of Julington and Durbin Creeks noticing the salty taste of the water. Rainwater is the largest source of freshwater that supplies the St. Johns River. When rainfall levels are down, ocean waters are able to penetrate further south into the river producing higher salinity levels. With the extra salt in the water, an increase of additional sea life can be expected. Barnacles, crabs, shrimp and bait “ sh will prosper immensely bringing us a greater number of saltwater “ sh that you may not expect to catch 30 miles from the ocean. From downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs, docks are a great place to be looking for sea trout, ” ounder and red“ sh. A live shrimp on a jig head or ” oat rig will really work great, but dead shrimp or cut bait will produce bites also. Look for sea trout to hit top water plugs just before dark. Sheepshead love live shrimp and can be found around bridge pilings, old submerged docks and seawalls. A couple split shots and a leader while “ shing the pilings is all that is needed. If you cant “ nd live shrimp, worms will work as well. Black Drum can be caught just about anywhere the shrimp are running. Deep, shallow, docks; bridges are all locations where dead shrimp “ shed on the bottom can produce “ ne eating “ sh.When shopping for ” owering plants it is good to understand how plants are categorized, and when and how long you can expect them to bloom. Annuals, as the name implies, are blooming plants that grow, ” ower and die within a single growing season that is less than a year. In Florida we describe annuals as being warm season or cool season, with warm being March to November and cool being November through February. We do this because most annuals will tolerate hot weather or very cold weather but not both. Pansies, calendula and snapdragons, for example, can handle light frost but do not tolerate summer heat. Salvia, portulaca and verbena are warm season annuals and dont like the cold. Annuals, although short lived, are popular because they have long bloom seasons and add a great deal of color to our landscapes. The next time you invest your time and money on annuals, just be sure you are planting them at an appropriate Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaCroaker and yellowmouth trout (now classi“ ed as a weak“ sh) seem to like the holes, ledges and points in the river. They are usually the most abundant of summer species that make their way up the river and can often be caught by the dozens. Dead shrimp on the bottom works “ ne for both, but a piece of cut croaker is a favorite of the yellowmouth trout. Dont be surprised if you catch any number of species of “ sh that are usually reserved for saltwater “ shing. Whiting, mangrove snapper, tripletail, jack crevelle, lady“ sh, an occasional snook and more have been reported being caught here under similar conditions. While we need the rain and wait for its return, now is the time to take advantage of some excellent St. Johns River “ shing as nothing lasts forever. Fishing Report: Shrimp, croaker, and reds are your best bet for the river. Creeks are producing good numbers bream, with cat“ sh biting at the mouths. Whether you catch one, none or some, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.GardeningKnow your plants before you buy By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAStime to enjoy them for an entire season. Biennials are uncommon. They have a two-year life cycle. They grow the “ rst year, then mature, ” ower and die the second year. Perennials live for more than two years and have a bloom season which is the same every year, though it can vary some depending on the weather. There are a few that re-bloom throughout the growing season making them especially desirable. Roses are common perennials that bloom in spring but some also re-bloom throughout the growing season. It all depends on the variety. Perennials that die down to the ground at the end of their growing and blooming season are called herbaceous perennials. They appear to be dying but resurrect themselves the next year. Herbaceous perennials are more common in colder northern landscapes. Bulbs are a large group of plants having underground storage systems that store nutrients for the plants next blooming season. Besides true bulbs, there are four other types that we categorize as bulbs. They are corns, rhizomes, tubers and tuberous roots. Plant spring-blooming bulbs in fall and fall-blooming bulbs in spring. Daylilies are wonderful rhizome plants that can be planted any time. As with roses, some daylilies have longer bloom seasons than others. Most bulb-type plants have a short bloom period and are frequently planted with other perennials and annuals that ” ower while the bulbs are gathering strength for next year. A good way to plant a ” ower garden or border would be a mix of spring and fall bulbs interplanted with summer bloomers like salvia and lantana. Do a little research and plant shop carefully, with a list. Plant nurseries will often special order plants if they are available. Know your plants before you buy them and you wont have unhappy surprises later on. W W W WWWVisit our website: Beginning August 26, the Jewish Community Alliance and the Jacksonville Camera Club will present a month-long photography exhibition at the JCA. The juried exhibit, open to the public, continues a long tradition of the two Jacksonville community organizations partnering to display the talents of Northeast Florida photographers. The exhibit will show the work of more than 20 local photographers and will include images from nature, travel, still-life, abstract and candid photography. We are honored again to display our clubs work at the JCA,Ž said James Lowell, president of the Jacksonville Camera Club. Photography is a competitive sport and juried competitions„such as the JCA Show„ are the level playing “ eld where age is no barrier. In fact, some of the Jacksonville Camera Club photographers in the show are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Talent and a good eye have no age limits.Ž The Jacksonville Camera Club was founded in 1935 to promote the burgeoning art of “ lm photography. Todays camera club members primarily Jacksonville Camera Club photography exhibit use digital cameras and process photographs with computer imaging software and ink jet printers. Any photography enthusiast is welcome to come to a Jacksonville Camera Club meeting„ held at 7:00 p. m. on the “ rst and third Wednesday of each month. The club meets at the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School, located at 6595 Columbia Park Court. Additional information about the Jacksonville Camera Club can be found at www. jaxcameraclub.com. 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The classes are held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registration is accepted prior to the “ rst class at Mandarin High School, located at 4831 Greenland Road. The class is open to students ages 16 and older. Weltman is the author of Mystery of the Missing Candlestick, a mystery for ages nine through 13. The Florida Historical Society recognized the book with the Journeys for the Junior Historian Book Award. A freelance writer and editor and book reviewer, she also visits schools and libraries and gives presentations on whats new in kids mysteries to organizations, book festivals and educator conferences. 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The Flag Retirement Ceremony was held on August 6 at the club with Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Children of the American Revo-American ag collection continues at Mandarin Community ClubBy Contributing Writer Susie Scottlution (CAR) performing the sacred ritual of designating worn, used or damaged ” ags for retirement in the appropriate manner. One ” ag was ceremonially prepped for disposal by youth members of the Princess Melee Society of CAR as the star “ eld and each stripe was symbolically removed. Due to the overwhelming response from the community of people looking to respectfully dispose of their American ” ags, the Mandarin Community Club will continue to collect ” ags at future events and at the club. Another Flag Retirement Ceremony date is currently under consideration so look for future notice. Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AM According to the latest data available from the Florida Highway Safety Motor Vehicle website, in 2009 there were 1,555 tra c deaths of drivers and passengers in Seat Belt Equipped Vehicles (SBEV). The tragic note of this, is 59 percent or 917 of these people killed were not wearing seat belts. Fifty percent (44 of 88) of the children birth to 17 years old killed were not using safety equipment. Florida State law requires that all front seat passengers must wear seat belts. This law applies to any vehicle manufac-What you need to know about wearing or not wearing a seat beltBy Contributing Writer Tracy Porter, Founder, Mothers Against Brain Injury, Inc.tured since 1968 and applies to all cars, pickup trucks and vans operated on Floridas roads. Also, passengers under the age of 18 must also wear a seat belt or be otherwise restrained by a child car seat. Children three and younger must be secured in a federally approved childrestraint seat and children aged four and “ ve must be secured by either a federally approved child restraint car seat or safety belt. The driver is responsible for buckling up the child. It is against the law to operate a vehicle if all the passengers do not meet these standards. There are far too many ejectedŽ passengers and drivers in Florida and our area has one of the highest death and serious injury rates in the state due to unrestrained drivers and their passengers. The minimum ticket for each seatbelt violation is $30 and for a child that is not properly restrained the minimum violation is $60, but the probability of serious bodily injury or death is much greater a price to pay. You are “ ve times more likely to die if ejected from a vehicle or when thrown into other people inside the vehicle or into parts of your car. As the driver, it is your responsibility to see to it that you and your passengers are buckled. If you were not a seatbelt wearer before you read this, make a change, start wearing one today and every day from here on out. It could one day save your life or the lives of those you care most about, your family and friends. For more information on the statistics visit www.” hsmv. gov/html/safety.html For more information on Floridas Seat belt Laws and Child Restraints visit www. ” hsmv.gov/fhp/misc/Floridalaw/ ” law.htm#1Attention Mandarin residents!Be sure to visit the City of Jacksonvilles webpage www .ma pp i ng theris k .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!


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Al’s HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 Tree Work byMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our re v ie w s an d 5 Star ratin g at Y e ll o w book.com The Crafty Ladies of the Mandarin Garden Club are making loom knitted hats each Thursday at the clubhouse at 2892 Loretto Road in Mandarin. So far a total of 190 hats have been loomed and they are working towards producing 600 hats by December. They plan to donate them to the City Rescue Mission as gifts for their clients. The Mandarin-based ” otilla has a colorful history and it has spawned other Jacksonville-area ” otillas, including the newest in Green Cove Springs. This month, Ill share the ” otillas origins and purpose as compiled by our historian, Carolyn Strong. Boating always has been one of Americas favorite pastimes. Due to several events in the early years of the 20th century, the number of recreational boaters skyrocketed. At present, the Jacksonville area harbors over 40,000 registered recreational boats. Congress passed legislation in 1939 which established the Coast Guard Reserve, a volunteer civilian component, to promote boating safety and facilitate the operations of the Coast Guard. Groups of boat owners were organized into ” otillas and these into divisions within Coast Guard Districts around the country. In February 1941, a military reserve was created and the civilian volunteer organization was renamed the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. During World War II recruits ” ooded into Auxiliary ” otillas in a burst of patriotic fervor. As their ranks grew, thousands of active duty Coast Guard personnel were freed up for service overseas. We know that by 1942 there was an active Coast Guard Auxiliary ” otilla in the Jacksonville area.Mustangs look for imp rovement in Deans second year Mandarin High Schools varsity football team has had a (3-7) record in each of the past two seasons, but the Mustangs second year head coach Robert Dean says this year will be different. Its 180 degrees from where we were last year,Ž said Dean who is the Mustangs third head coach since former coach J.D. Hall passed away in 2007. I got the job really late last year in an awkward situation. Now Ive had the chance to put my stamp on the team through the winter and through the spring. Weve had a great start this fall with kids coming out for the beginning of two-adays. Its much more comfortable between the kids and me along with the sta and administration.Ž In Deans “ rst year with the Mustangs, the team won its “ rst three games then lost their “ nal seven. The returning players from last years team have learned some valuable lessons the highs and lows from 2010. We just have to play every down like its the most important one,Ž said senior lineman Chris Cummins. Weve been working hard this o -season. This is probably the hardest Ive worked since Ive been playing football at Mandarin. Were just looking forward to playing hard and turning it around.Ž The regular season begins on Friday, September 2 when the Mustangs host Atlantic Coast. Mandarins junior varsity team visits First Coast High School in the season opener on Thursday September 1. The goal this year is to learn that hard work will pay o ,Ž said Dean. We also want to come together as a team and as a sta to get a solid foundation back at Mandarin. Once that we get there, I dont think anything can stop us.Ž Labor Day weekend packed with football games In addition the start of the high school football season, the college football season will also begin on Labor Day weekend. One of the marquee games on Saturday, September 3 features #22 Georgia vs. #7 Boise State Crafty Ladies have ambitious goal: how you can help!By Contributing Writer Yvonne Corbett, Publicity, Mandarin Garden Club Anyone interested in donating knitting yarn to this worthy project may drop it o at the clubhouse each Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., contact Barbara Price at 287-1327 for pickup or bring it to the clubs $1.00 Clothing Sale to be held August 13, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateThe Jacksonville Flotillas origins and purposeBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8However, it was in 1969 that ten members of the Florida Tackle and Gun Club on San Jose Boulevard decided to join the Coast Guard Auxiliary and form their own ” otilla in Jacksonville, becoming chartered on April 19, 1969. Northeast Florida is currently divided into seven ” otillas, covering the area from St. Marys, Georgia to Palatka, Florida. Two of these meet in Jacksonville and one at the Beaches. Walter AndyŽ Anderson was the “ rst Flotilla Commander. He was the boating editor for the daily Jacksonville newspaper and the leader of this chartering group of members. Membership rose and was near 60 Auxiliarists by 2010 when some members transferred to form the Green Cove Springs unit. Besides our regular duties, members have participated in national events, including the G-8 Conference in May 2004 and the Super Bowl in February 2005. Thus far in 2011, one member attended a United States Coast Guard school and another was chosen for disaster service in tornado-stricken areas of Alabama partially due to his Auxiliary training. We invite you to learn how to become a member, take a boating safety course or schedule a free vessel safety check by going to our Flotilla website at http://a0701408.uscgaux. info.Local Sports SceneBy Chad Cushnirat 8:00 p.m. in the Georgia Dome. #23 Florida hosts Florida Atlantic at 7:00 p.m. in Will Muschamps debut as the Gators head coach. #5 Florida State begins its season against Louisiana-Monroe at 3:30 p.m. JU begins its season on the road at The Citadel at 6:00 p.m. and Edward Waters College plays its “ rst game under new head coach Brad Bernard at 2:00 p.m. The Tigers will play Lane College at William M. Raines High School. The Jaguars wrap up their preseason schedule on Thursday, September 1 when they host the St. Louis Rams at 7:30 p.m. The regular season begins on September 11 when the Tennessee Titans visit EverBank Field for a 1:00 p.m. kicko Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com


Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Mandarin NewsLine sm GOLD SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS $500 FOR BEST IN SHOWŽ Saturday, November 12 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping CenterFor further information, contact Randy Thomas at 735-9088 ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK Auto Club South DALLAS BRENNEISE SILVER SPONSORS CPA PRESENTED BY 15t h An nual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f M an darin Chil i Cook-Off IBERIA BANK Axiom Wellness CenterFor the Body and the Person Inside Print, Promo & Design With 18 starters returning from a team that “ nished with a (10-4) record in 2010, the Florida State Seminoles are expected to be ranked in the top “ ve on nearly every preseason poll. In Jimbo Fishers “ rst season as FSUs head coach, the Noles won the ACC Atlantic Division for the “ rst time since 2005 and they defeated South Carolina in the Chick-“ l-A Bowl. Redshirt junior EJ Manuel enters his “ rst year as Florida States full-time starter at quarterback. Over the past two seasons, the Virginia Beach native started six games in place of an injured Christian Ponder. He was the MVP of the 2010 Gator Bowl and came in for Ponder during the 2011 Chick-“ l-A Bowl. Ive played in some big games,Ž Manuel told the Virginian-Pilot. I played against Florida in 2009. They beat us badly, but they were the number one team in the country. I was a freshman playing in The Swamp. Thats stu you need to get used to. Well go there this season and it wont faze me at all.Ž Despite the departures of o ensive guard Rodney Hudson and center Ryan McMahon, the Seminoles should have a strong ground game. The triumvirate of Chris Thompson, Ty Jones and Jermaine Thomas combined for 1,862 rushing yards in 2010. Fullback Lonnie Pryor is also capable of making plays as a ball carrier and receiver. Incoming freshman James Wilder Jr. could be a factor in the back“ eld as well. He is one of the prized recruits of this years class which was rated in the top three by most major recruiting websites. Another true freshman running back, Devonta Freeman, enrolled early and was impressive during spring practice. Senior Bert Reed leads the receiving corps. They had 58 and 43 receptions respectively in 2010. Junior Willie Haulstead led the team in touchdown Dripping with sweat, the Mandarin High School Mustang football team puts its all into practice. For up to a grueling six hours a day for four days a week during summer break, these boys sacri“ ce their time for what they love. From hitting the weight room to scrimmaging in full pads, the Mustang boys bleed orange and green. With fall football starting August 8, the Mustangs have stepped it up to three-a-days. Starting out in the morning at around 8:30 and lasting for three hours, the “ rst round of practice works on perfecting plays and polishing the skills of both the o ense and defense. Florida State previewExpectations high for SeminolesBy Chad Cushnirreceptions last year with six. Fellow junior Rodney Smith, a 66Ž target, is also expected to play a big role. Other contributors could include sophomores Jared Haggins, Greg Dent and Kenny Shaw as well as redshirt freshman Christian Green. Last year, the Seminoles led the nation in sacks. Junior Brandon Jenkins led the team with 13.5 sacks. Another season like that could prompt him to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft. Nigel Bradham, Florida States leader in tackles last season, returns for his senior year. He anchors a very talented group of linebackers that also includes sophomores Christian Jones and Telvin Smith. Redshirt freshman Je Luc should also get plenty of playing time. He was a highly-rated recruit in the 2010 signing class. The Seminoles secondary is stocked with three talented cornerbacks led by junior Greg Reid who also doubles as a return man on kicko s and punts. Sophomore Xavier Rhodes and senior Mike Harris both had 4 interceptions in 2010. True freshman Nick Waisome has a good chance to get some playing time at corner too. He enrolled early and participated in spring practice. At safety, junior Nick Moody is a very physical player who made quite a few big hits last year. Sophomore Lamarcus Joyner, a former cornerback, will get lots of reps at safety. On special teams, FSU has one of the best kickers in the country in junior Dustin Hopkins. He made all of “ ve of his attempts including a 60-yarder in this past springs Garnet and Gold game. Also, 41 of his 86 kicko s during the 2010 season went for touchbacks. FSU will have a new punter this season as Shaun Powell, the Seminoles punter from the past few seasons has graduated. Perhaps the biggest test of the season will come on September 17. Thats when Oklahoma travels to Tallahassee. The Sooners are also expected to be ranked in the top “ ve to begin the season. Last year, OU dominated FSU 47-10 in Norman. Prediction: (10-2) record, ACC ChampsMHS Football PreviewBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentAfter a break during the intense heat of the day, the football team comes back at 4:30 p.m. and lifts weights to build muscle and strength. Concluding an intense hour and a half of working out, the Mustangs “ nish o the day with a two and a half hour evening practice. The numerous hours the boys put in each day have brought the team closer together and made them stand out among others. Upcoming junior and receiver, Evan Taylor, when asked what sets the team apart from other programs replied, We are like a family; were on the same page.Ž Team work and dedication are key in leading the Mustangs to success. Head Coach Robert Dean is looking to improve last years record of four and six. The Mustangs are expected to have a tough schedule this year and hope to put up a “ ght against their biggest rival, the Orange Park Raiders. Leading the Mustangs to the start of another season is senior quarterback Brandon Luke. Along with Luke is senior Chris Cummins, the o ensive and defensive lineman. Both Luke and Cummins bring experience to the team and only make the Mustangs better. To really be something this year, the Mustangs will continue to practice diligently up to three times a day and prepare for the next 10 games coming up during the season. The kicko will be away against the Bartram Trail Bears on Friday night, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. When the Mustangs step out onto the “ eld for their “ rst game, they are sure to put on a show. 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Weis is best known for being the o ensive coordinator of the New England Patriots during a time in which they won three Super Bowls. As a football team, I want to be known as a blue collar, overachieving unit,Ž said Muschamp. We will be a physically and mentally tough football team.Ž Senior John Brantley will begin the season as the starting quarterback. In 2010, he struggled in his “ rst year as the starter as he threw just nine touchdown passes compared to 10 interceptions. Playing in Charlie Weis pro-style o ense should be a better “ t for Brantley who seemed out of place in Meyers spread o ense. Brantley has picked up our o ense,Ž Muschamp said. He does a great job at the line of scrimmage. We put a lot on the quarterback as far as running, pass-check protections, and in the run game. Im pleased with John.Ž Redshirt freshman Tyler Murphy and highly-touted true freshman Je Driskel will compete to be the backup quarterback. Two sophomores who took snaps at quarterback last season have been moved to new positions. Jordan Reed will play at tight end while Trey Burton will be a hybrid type of running back who may line up in the Senior quarterback Josh McGregor leads one of the top o enses in college football. The Jacksonville Dolphins had the top scoring o ense among FCS schools with over 42 points per game in 2010. McGregor led the Dolphins to a Pioneer Football League Championship as a true freshman in 2008 and he became the schools all-time leading passer during his sophomore season. McGregor played for a very successful high school program at Glades Day School in Belle Glade, Florida, but he was overlooked by the bigger schools during the recruiting process. Dolphins head coach Kerwin Bell knows a thing or two about playing quarterback. He became the Southeastern Conferences all-time leading passer during his collegiate career at the University of Florida and then went on to a long professional career. McGregors top target is fellow senior Josh Philpart. He holds nearly all of the major receiving records for a single season and career at JU. In the past two seasons combined, Philpart has 25 touchdown receptions and he had at least four receptions in nine of the 11 games that the Dolphins played last year. The schools all-time leading rusher Rudell Small graduated after last season. Junior J.J. Laster is the leading candidate to start at tailback. He rushed for 810 yards last year and scored seven touchdowns on the ground. The Dolphins defense is led by defensive back Leonard University of Florida previewMuschamp era set to begin in GainesvilleBy Chad Cushnirback“ eld, as a receiver or as a tight end. Senior speedster Je Demps returns as the starter at tailback. He was not healthy for the second half of the 2010 season, yet he led the team in rushing with 551 yards. Senior Chris Rainey will also get plenty of carries as will junior Mike Gillislee. Florida needs a few wide receivers to step up and become dependable targets. Senior Deonte Thompson led the Gators with 38 receptions last year, but he scored just one touchdown. Sophomore Quinton Dunbar was very impressive during spring practice, and he is expected to be a major contributor this season. Fellow sophomore Andre Debose has shown some playmaking ability as a kick returner and he needs to improve on the 10 receptions he reeled in last season. Other players that are expected to make plays for the Gators include juniors Frankie Hammond, Omarius Hines and sophomore Robert Clark. True freshman A.C. Leonard will be someone to keep on eye on. This tight end is expected to be a receiving threat. Floridas o ensive line did not perform well last year and theyll be counting on some young players like Chaz Green, Ian Silberman and Jonotthan Harrison to replace the likes of Mike Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert who were drafted in the “ rst and second rounds respectively. The Gators defense has some major question marks. Janoris Jenkins, perhaps the best returning player, was kicked o the team this spring for multiple arrests. The team will also have two new starting safeties to replace Ahmad Black and Will Hill. The defensive line will be relying on a trio of highly touted sophomores in Ronald Powell, Sharrif Floyd, and Dominique Easley. Junior Jon Bostic leads a young group of linebackers that also includes sophomores Jelani Jenkins and junior Lerentee McCray. The month of October appears to be the toughest part of Floridas schedule. After hosting Alabama, the Gators travel to LSU and Auburn in consecutive weeks. After a bye week, they will face Georgia in Jacksonville. Prediction: (7-5) record Jacksonville University previewRecord-setting quarterback leads JU football teamBy Chad CushnirSmith who ranked “ rst on the team in tackles last season. Fellow defensive back Colby Walden was recently named a preseason FCS All-American by Consensus Draft Services along with Josh McGregor. We are happy they got this recognition,Ž said Bell. They each had a great year in 2010 which helped us with the Pioneer Football League title. We look forward to have them again as we “ ght for another championship.Ž JU had its best football season in school history last season. This non-scholarship program won 10 games for the “ rst time ever and “ nished the year ranked 21st in the “ nal FCS poll. Despite that success, the Dolphins were not selected to take part in the playo s primarily because of a lack of strength of schedule. That shouldnt be an issue this year. After the success of last season and not getting a bid to the FCS playo s, we wanted to make sure that this team has every opportunity to prove itself and earn a spot in the playo s this season,Ž said JU Director of Athletics Alan Verlander. Our non-conference schedule is going to be demanding and will give us a great opportunity to showcase our program on a national stage.Ž This years non-conference schedule is extremely di cult against three good scholarship programs,Ž said Bell. On top of a tough non-conference schedule, the Pioneer Football League continues to get better each year and this year is no di erent.Ž JU shared the PFL Championship with Dayton last season. The two teams had identical records and did not play each other in 2010. This year, JU hosts Dayton on October 8. Dayton is back on the schedule this year and we also have road trips to Drake and San Diego which are two of the most dif“ cult places to win at in the league,Ž said Bell. Prediction: (9-2) record, Pioneer Football League Champs


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