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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 Political Commentary Page 8 Fashion Update Page 9 Youth Arts update Page 11 Halloween in Micanopy Page 12 Senior NewsLine Page 14 Centenarian celebratesPage 15 Relay for Life Native Sons & DaughtersPage 17 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 18 NFL Fun Friday at SJCS Page 19 Fishing Report Page 20 Purposeful Parenting Page 21 Faith News Page 23 Local classi eds Page 24 MHS & local sports Page 25 Community Club Page 26 Yard of the Month 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 6, Issue 1 October 2011Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Check out our new web pages!Recipes Home & Garden Lifestyle High School FOOTBALL!www.mandarinnewsline.com In The Tree Steakhouse Plaza 11362 San Jose Blvd.904-268-5355www.FTJACKSONVILLE.com Wes Greer, Owner FREE PACK WEEK FOR FIRST 10 CALLERS FROM THIS AD! What started as just an idea has grown into any exciting after school program at Loretto Elementary. Phillip Riley, a senior at Stanton College Preparatory and the president of the Stanton Robotics Team, attended a robotics tournament last year and discovered that there were no Lego League teams in any of the Jacksonville elementary schools. The FIRST Lego League In days gone by, it was a tradition to decorate the side of the barn with art or advertisements. It was a sight once familiar as you drove down country roads. Today those roads have become highways and the farms that once dotted them have become subdivisions of homes. That is why it was a pleasant surprise to recently see a red barn along Loretto Road decorated with a great big Florida State University Seminole logo painted upon it. It is hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner, but its time to start thinking about your fall decorations. The Pumpkin Patch at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church will o cially open on Sunday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m. Many families make this an annual event and visit the beautifully wooded 40-acre property to stroll around the lake, take family photos at various picture spots and then pick out the perfect pumpkins. This year marks the second annual Scarecrow Parade display with scarecrows from various community groups and local businesses. If your group or company would like to add to the parade, please contact the church o ce. Its a great way to raise awareness for your organization. The Wisdom Warriors: A FIRST Lego League at LorettoBy Contributing Writer Bev Pool(FLL) is a program dedicated to children between the ages of nine and 14 that presents a challenge (made up of several tasks) to be solved with a robot made from Legos that is designed, built and programmed by the children on an FLL team. The challenge always re” ects a real world theme such as climate change or nanotechnology and requires the children, in addition to building the robot, to research the theme and even perform a skit (or something similar) that shows what they learned throughout the season. FLL provides a fun, creative, hands-on experience that encourages children to think like scientists and engineers and instills them with good character traits, such as self-con“ dence and creative thinking, which are so important in todays science oriented job world. Riley spent a lot of time researching what needed to be done in order to form a team. He then approached Christopher Begley, principal of Loretto Elementary School where Rileys mom, Gina Riley is a third grade teacher. With Loretto Elementary being a Science and Technology Magnet School, Begley agreed to allow Riley and the students to start a team. The team is called The Wisdom Warriors and meets twice a week after school. The focus this year is on food safety (the challenge is called Food Factor). The team will be building Fall is in the airThe pumpkins are coming!By Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran ChurchA new feature this year is a digital scavenger hunt, which allows visitors to explore the property and compete against friends and family to be the “ rst to complete the hunt! These are pumpkins with a purpose„all proceeds from the Service member leaves his artistic mark on local barnBy Karl KennellThe show of collegiate support is the handiwork of Bryan Wright. He used the barn of his grandparents, Gladys and Richard Hornbrook, as his canvas. Wright is a 2006 graduate of Mandarin High School. After graduating he joined the Air National Guard. He currently is a Sta Sergeant serving with the 125 Fighter Wing stationed in Jacksonville. This mural is not his “ rst. In addition to the barn he has painted the squadrons logo at the Jacksonville base and the Defensor FortisŽ logo, which is composed Richard Hornbrook, Bryan Wright and Gladys Hornbrook.Mural cont. on pg. 4Team Wisdom WarriorsFIRST Lego League cont on pg. 15 Pumpkins cont on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 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. Fall in Love with Organic Values Fill your pantry without emptying your pocketbook. With value prices every day of the year, our 365 Everyday Value organic products make it easy for you to stock up on the best products for the best price. $15 offany $50 purchase valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted. PLU 30641 OFFER EXPIRES 10/31/11 www.wholefoodsmarket.com10601 SAN JOSE BLVD JACKSONVILLE, FL 904-288-1100 I-95 I-295 San Jose Blvd. With this coupon receive The 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Joan Hu man M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Each year the breakfast is held to honor the lives of those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one. This years breakfast will feature a survivor of domestic violence helped by Hubbard House as the keynote speaker. All funds raised from this event support the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the annual Chili Cook-o 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 (RT Publishing, Inc.) and VyStar Credit Union and Silver Sponsor SunTrust. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this great event or sharing your famous chili recipe by being a cooker, please contact Randy Thomas at 735-9088. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Children ages “ ve through 18 are welcome with an adult. This months guest will be Joe Frisco, who will be helping with our fall vegetable garden. We hope you will buzzŽ by to enjoy this wonderful time in the garden! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 or 7385063 for additional information. This is an open invitation to all our Mandarin neighbors to come join in the celebration of our annual Festa Italiana at the Italian American Club, located at 2838 Westberry Road. This annual event gives everyone a chance to come and enjoy delicious homemade dinners, authentic desserts, music, laughter and fun for the whole family. This years Festa will be held on Friday, October 21 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome. The club will also be celebrating Columbus Day with our annual Columbus Day dinner dance on Saturday evening, October 8. Please call John at 262-5905 if you would like to attend or would like further information. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Mandarin Womens Club speaker on Thursday, October 27 is Carol Adams, former president of the Audubon Society. 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 October 22. 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 includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 19 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Lunch and a program will follow the meeting. The guest speaker for the program will be Betsy Snow, photographic artist, who will be discussing how to improve picture taking skills and results. The cost of the lunch is $15.50. Reservations are required by October 13. Please call 262-8719 for reservations or other information. 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 Whats New continued on pg 4 RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Josh Allen ja@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Brittany Lehmangraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. NEED BETTER INSURANCE? 268-6365 Local Independent Agents We work for you not the insurance company.Our name celebrates our love of competition and commitment to excellence.Serving Mandarin Since 1990 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 Cash on the Spot!Bring your old silver, gold and platinum jewelry and coins to Miriams for instant cash or store credit. Schedule your own Gold Party and make money for you and your friends! On your precious metal sale, bring this ad for anExtra 5% Immediate Cash Miriams is a family owned and operated jewelry store serving Jacksonville for over 30 Years We specialize in new, antique and estate jewelry. With gold prices reaching record highs, co unt on the trusted professionals at Miriams Jewelry to deal with you fairly and honestly. Miriams is buying: Interested in hosting a Gold Party for you and your friends? Contact Miriam at the San Marco store or Benji at the Beaches store to schedule your party! San Marco Square Store: Beaches Store: MNL From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6to 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. 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. 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 on Saturday, October 15, at the San Jose Country Club from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for a PowerPoint celebration of the 130th anniversary of AAUWs founding in 1881 as the “ rst national organization working My “ rst two months in City Hall have gone by very fast. I have spent the time meeting city department heads, their deputies, studying the budget, meeting with constituents and lobbyists and attending special committee meetings. With serious economic challenges facing our city, I “ nd that I am very disappointed with the mayors lack of progress in putting the government together. Mayor Brown has the opportunity to appoint 70 people, including department heads and directors. I have met with many of these individuals and its easy to identify those that can and will move this city forward. As a small-business owner and manager of people, I realize that the mayor has a responsibility to let these people know if they have made the cut. Sixty-three days have passed since his installation plus another 43 days since he was elected and he still has not “ lled these crucial positions. An inside perspective of City HallCity Hall cannot operate in this environment. The mayor should focus on government operations and limit travel until the government is in place. While I agree with the mayor regarding the very poor state of the education system in Duval County and our need to improve the performance of our students, this is not his job. Maybe he should have run for the School Board or sought the Superintendents position. While there is clear evidence that education is very important to growth and jobs in the community, there are many problems and challenges inside City Hall that need his full attention now. A question I get asked a lot is, How can I get my voice heard?Ž First of all, I have a very competent Council Assistant, Audrey Braman, who helps me manage the ” ow of emails, public inquiries, meetings, issues research, scheduling and committee assignments. We make a concerted e ort to respond to all emails and encourage you to contact us at any time. Please make sure you outline the issues in a succinct and thoughtful manner and we will do our best to help solve your problem. Yes, I get approached by lobbyist all the time; however, their in” uence is not as impactful as yours. So, please let your voices be heard and know that I am always going to vote for whats best for Mandarin and the City of Jacksonville. Finally, the Redistricting Committee, of which I was a member, completed their assignment and sent their report to the Rules Committee, of which I am also a member. Im very pleased with the way the Southside and Beaches districts turned out; however, the north and west side districts still need improvement. In my opinion, they were drawn in order to ensure minority dominance, rather than being drawn based on commonality of neighborhoods. We, the Rules Committee, just completed the four public hearings regarding redistricting. The public was given an opportunity to speak at all four meetings. They expressed disdain for gerrymandering and concluded that the districts should be as compact as possible. I agree. Pray for our leaders. God Bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New continued from pg 3for equity for women in higher education and the workplace. Open to all interested in the history, goals and achievements of AAUW. For information and reservations, please call Susan at 642-7038 by October 12. 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. New Heights (formerly Cerebral Palsy of NE Florida) announces its “ rst annual Go for the GreenŽ Golf Classic. This years event will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach Golf and Country Club, located at 254 Alta Mar Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach on Monday, October 10. The tournament, with a Scramble format, will begin with lunch at noon followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. An awards dinner will follow at the end of tournament play. All golfers will receive a Weekly Pass, including parking, to the 2011 Winn-Dixie Nationwide Golf Tournament to be held October 17-23, 2011. For more information, including individual player fees and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website www. newheightsne” .org and click on eventsŽ or contact Joe Chimelewski, chief development o cer at 396-1462 extension 113 or by email at joec@newheightsne” org.of a rattlesnake, skull, beret and KA-BAR, at his units station in Qatar during a recent deployment. Being a member of the security forces, he has laid a strong foundation for his planned future career. He has been attending Florida State College at Jacksonville to get his associate of arts degree in criminal justice while here in Jacksonville with plans to at-Mural cont. from pg. 1tend Florida State University to complete his education in criminal justice. That will have to wait a bit as he recently deployed to Southwest Asia on another tour of duty. While discussing his artistic bent, he attributed his talent to his great grandfather who had an artistic talent. Wright said, He gave me the itch. Art has always been something that interested me, not as a career but as something that is a lot of fun to do.Ž We have no doubt that as Bryan Wright travels the world doing his service, he will be leaving a trail of other artistic endeavors for others to enjoy. Mandarin NewsLine YOURCommunity Newspaper editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Let Carl help you make a change with your look. Specializing in color and cuts. 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk.899-1234www.hairbycarl.comCarl SlackFall in love with your hair again! Now using Organic, Ammonia Free Hair color. Keeping your Health and Condition of your hair a priority. 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 J (904) 880-3131Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.KrantzDentalCare.com $30/mo. Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School!Trusted, Comfortable & Affordable Dental Care for the Entire Family Emergencies Welcome! Convenient Payment Options Available Ask About Our Affordable Dental Plan for Uninsured Patients! $30/mo. School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 $15 off an October Yoga WorkshopALL CLASSES AT NEW LOCATION: 12276 San Jose Blvd. Suite 207 Jacksonville, Fl 32223 From the White House to the State House, to City Hall, budgets have been cut and programs lost due to the economic crisis that has a ected the worlds economy. School budgets have certainly not been immune to this downward budget spiral. This year, the Duval County School District faced a $91 million budget shortfall as a result of state budget cuts. This shortfall has been like hanging o a cli especially after the last three years has witnessed over $180 million in all of our schools budget reductions. The answer, even with the economic crisis, while never an easy one, really is priorities. When talking about our childrens future, nay even the future of this nation, our success lies solely in our commitment to education. The governor and State Legislature has sel“ shly and continually underfunded public education„resulting in art, music, physical education, guidance counselors and athletics all being on the chopping block. Again, and I have stated this a number of times, while money is not the answer, it is part of the solution. The Duval County school budget has been recognized nationally as one of the best managed in the country. Yes, we can manage a budget and as required by state law, we can balance a budget. But on whose back? The children? The Florida Constitution requires the state to provide an adequately funded, quality public education system. It has failed to do so for the past decade and longer. When you drop funding from over $8,000 to $6,200 for each of our students (FTE) over the last three years, the state has failed miserably in adequately funding public education. Florida ranks 50th among all states in per capita expenditures for public education. Because of reapportionment, the Legislature has already begun their committee meetings, preparing for an early legislative session in January, 2012. Thats three months ahead of the usual start of the legislative session. The governor has already begun preparing his budget for presenting to the Legislature and the House and Senate have also begun their deliberations on their versions of the budget. Please dont let them hurt our kids and teachers any longer! Now is the time, now is the opportunity to call or write the governor and State Legislators and tell them to put our children and teachers “ rst. You can contact your PTA and PTSAs; Save Duval Schools; and every other education partner and join them in their e orts to reach out to Tallahassee. Tomorrow may be too late. Below are websites you can visit to contact the Duval Delegation and Save Duval Schools. Duval Legislative Delegation: www.coj.net/Departments/ Duval-Legislative-Delegation.aspx Save Duval Schools: www. saveduvalschools.org PTA/PTSA: http://dccpta.org/ Did You Know? You can “ nd tools and resources for students to practice their reading comprehension on the Read It Forward website? Just go to http://www.duvalschools.org/ readitforwardjax/default.htm. Important Dates: October 3: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.: Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive October 5: Student Early Release Day October 19: Student Early Release Day October 28: Teacher Planning Day (No school for students) Thought for the Month: Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. Parker J. Palmer Baptist Health has announced that it made this years InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nations most innovative users of business technology, claiming a spot in the top half of the list this year. The 2011 list was revealed September 13 at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, California. Baptist Health was recognized for its ongoing project, initiated in 2010, to bring an electronic medical record (EMR) to all “ ve of its facilities. The goal is to make patient care safer and improve patient outcomes. This endeavor, which involves installing new infrastructure, implementing software and providing comprehensive training to employees, involves a team of hundreds including information services, physicians and nursing sta as well as external business partners and software providers. Going fully digital is the future of health care,Ž said Roland Garcia, senior vice president and chief information o cer of Baptist Health. Baptist Health is pleased to be recognized among the InformationWeek 500 for our initiative to create one electronic medical record throughout our system of four adult hospitals, one childrens hospital, a home health care agency and our network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physician o ces.ŽBaptist Health earns ranking in top technology listThe federal government has mandated that all healthcare providers put electronic records in place, but Baptist Health was already at the forefront of this new age. Baptist Medical Center South was designed and opened as a fully-digital hospital in 2005. Now, all three of Baptist Healths community hospitals … Baptist South, Baptist Beaches and Baptist Nassau … are fully digital and using an electronic medical record. So are Baptist Home Health Care and many of the o ces within Baptist Primary Care. Baptist Medical Center and Wolfson Childrens Hospital have some EMR functions in place and will become fully digital in 2012, while all other locations are implementing signi“ cant enhancements. InformationWeek annually identi“ es and honors the nations most innovative users of information technology with its Top 500 listing and spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,Ž said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. In this day and age, however, being innovative isnt enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This years ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.Ž Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/. patch support the churchs mission projects, both locally and internationally. The Pumpkin Patch is open from October 16 through October 31 and the hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information and maps, please visit www.SOTWJax.com or contact the church o ce at 641-8385Pumpkins cont from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Care river garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG Now accepting new clients! 50% OFF (First time client special. Expires 10/28/11. ) De Javu Salon 268-4911 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd. www.dejavujax.com It wasnt just a bad idea, but a terrible idea. Fortunately, it died, but you can bet it will be back. In the 2011 Florida Legislature session, a bill was introduced to change Floridas constitution to lengthen the terms of state representatives and senators. House members would move from two year to four year terms and senators from four to six years. From a limit of eight consecutive years in o ce, the new limit would be 12 years. HJR 207 died in committee and would have needed a super majority of 60 percent of legislators and then 60 percent of the voters saying yes in the November 2012 elections. There is a chance this could come up again when the legislature meets in 2012. Notably, HJR 207 originated in the legislature, not as a citizen initiative. Term limits were approved by voters in 1992, becoming e ective in 2000, after all sitting members of the house and senate “ rst served eight years. The Ruling Class is always going to “ nd ways to perpetuate themselves.The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for August 2011. Statistics encompass both singlefamily residential and condo sales. Closed sales were up 1.5 percent year-over-year, coming in at 1,441 sales for the month. Pending sales popped in August, jumping 24.4 percent year-over-year to reach 1,744.Pollo Tropical is bringing its tropical sizzle back to Jacksonville with the second grand opening in Mandarin. Grand opening festivities took place on Friday, September 23. The opening included a tropical beach theme party, music and more. The “ rst 100 people in line received certi“ cates good for one Create Your Own Family Meal on their next visit. The Mandarin Pollo Tropical location features the same great marinated, grilled chicken and made-from-scratch sides the restaurant chain is famous for … as well as table delivery, WiFi, real plates, original works of art that parody great masters, beer, wine, sangria and much more. Customers may dine in, take out or use the restaurants convenient Pollo on the GoŽ drive through. On the menu are Jacksonville favorites such as the famous citrus-marinated grilled chicken, an assortment of signature sandwiches and a variety of wraps … including the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, Classic Chicken Sandwich with Peppadew Sauce, Guava Pork BBQ Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap and a Chicken Quesadilla Wrap and the new Chicken Avocado Club Wrap. Other menu items include savory roast pork, pulled and Political CommentaryEliminate pensions and health care for elected legislatorsBy J. Bruce RichardsonOne way to put a stop to professional politicians is to return them to being true citizenlegislators. With the exception of full-time local constitutional o cers, such as supervisor of elections or sheri all pensions for elected o cials should be eliminated. There is more than one Mandarin politician who has served in multiple o ces just to round out a state pension. The generosity of taxpayers has created … and maintains … a Ruling Class which has morphed from public servants to public trough feeders. A weak argument can be made for experienced politicians keeping a steady hand on the ship of state. A stronger argument is for constant turnover in public o ce, bringing in new ideas and fresh blood. When Harry Truman left o ce in 1953, there were no presidential pensions. President Truman spent most of his adult life as a local politician in Missouri, then as a United States Senator before the vice presidency and presidency. It wasnt until years after leaving o ce Congress noted the former president was living in near poverty. Finally, Congress created a much more reasonable-than-today presidential pension system. Thats when the troubles started; the gesture of taking care of a former president set the stage for every other o ce holder to want a pension, too. This helped create a Ruling Class which sees themselves entitled to life long care at taxpayer expense. Its time to go back to citizen-politicians. Taking away the most lucrative perks of o ce dramatically lowers the appeal of moving from one elected o ce to the next. Make sure elected o cials lose some of their creature comforts, too, like bevies of public payroll assistants and health care and you move more in the right direction. Mandarin has a good tradition of changing public o cials often at the ballot box. Some see this as a problem; truly enlightened voters see this as a huge plus against more politicians thinking they are indispensable when they should have gone home years ago.NEFAR announces August 2011 real estate sales resultsInventory in August was noteworthy, dropping 32.2 percent from a year ago to arrive at 11,167 properties for sale as opposed to last Augusts 16,464. The number of months supply of homes for sale also showed exceptional improvement year-over-year, dropping from 11.8 months last August to just 7.9 months this August; a 33.1 percent drop. A market is considered balanced when there is roughly a “ veto six-month supply of properties, indicating that northeast Florida is on the cusp of that normalcy. New listings were also markedly down, dropping 20.7 percent from 2,924 in August 2010 to 2,319 this August. Prices also rallied a bit in August. The overall median Popular restaurant opens second Jacksonville location in Mandarin served with sauted onions, Guava BBQ Riblets, Create Your Own TropiChop Bowls, grilled wings plus family meals and kids meals. The complimentary Salsa Bar is stocked with all the Pollo Tropical favorite sauces including the new spicy PoyoPoyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Salsa Fuego, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more. Mix and match to your liking with these sauces that are available right at your “ ngertips. Pollo Tropical restaurants are known for their fresh, never frozen, open ” ame grilled chicken, marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic made from scratchŽ side dishes. The “ rst Pollo Tropical restaurant opened in 1988 in Miami, Florida. Today, Pollo Tropical has more than 90 companyowned restaurants in Florida, New Jersey and now in Georgia. It also has three franchised locations at Florida universities and 27 franchised restaurants in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Venezuela and the Bahamas. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! The Diamond of Your Dreams is Waiting.Let us nd it for you in the diamond capital of the world Antwerp, Belgium.We're going to Antwerp from October 9-14. If the gift of a diamond is something you are considering for someone you love, call or stop by for a brief appointment to discuss in detail any specic diamond you might be looking for. As your personal broker, I'll make sure that nding your exact diamond is easy and aordable. (across from Lowe’s next to GATE)880-3292 sales price was $138,000; a 2.2 percent increase over $135,000 last August. The $180,823 average sale price was 6.6 percent higher than last Augusts $169,658. The balance between traditional sales and lendermediated sales also moved in the right direction. Of the 1,441 sales for the month, 626 (42.8 percent) were lender-mediated while 835 were traditional. Last August, more than 51 percent of sales were lender-mediated. NEFAR President Dane Leslie says, August was a month of numerous positive indicators, sending a clear signal that we are on the path to a stabilized market with recovery now in progress.Ž Check out our online community calendar at www.mandarinnewsline.com WOW!Shouldn’t YOUR ad be in Mandarin NewsLine too?886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 OCTOBER IS FIRE SAFETY MONTH PUBLIC SAFETY FIVES SAVE LIVES 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 Herbal Link, organized for the enjoyment of the herbally interested, will have their “ fth Herb Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, located at 6595 Columbia Park Court in the Greenland Business Park. The wooded acreage, with an eight acre lake, belongs to the church and is the perfect setting for a day in the country. There is lots of shaded space and a nice breeze o the lake with an air conditioned lake house, which is used for the herbal luncheon, demonstrations and speakers. Picnic tables, a circus tent, and 30 invited vendors, including handmade soap, pressed ” oral designs, bees and honey, Memorial Hospital was the only hospital in Jacksonville to receive an important distinction for the quality of care it delivers. Memorial was named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 405 hospitals, or 14 percent of reporting hospitals, received this key recognition. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. Memorial was recog-This October will serve as the 24th annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM serves as a time to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one, honor those who have survived domestic violence, recognize the progress that has been made in reducing domestic violence and to recommit to ending this devastating crisis. Domestic violence a ects individuals of every race, gender and background. Last year there were 113,378 incidents and more than 200 deaths resulting from domestic violence reported in the state of Florida. Of those, 7,798 reports and ten deaths were from Duval County alone. Domestic violence is truly everyones issue and it will take a collaborative e ort involving our entire community to eliminate it. Our justice system and law enforcement must continue to work to hold o enders accountable and to protect victims and their children. In addition, business, faith and civic organizations, as well as health care providers, educators and human service professionals, must help raise awareness about the issue and help communicate that domestic violence is always unacceptable. Hubbard House, the certi“ ed domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, hopes you will take a few moments to consider the issue and remember those whose lives are affected by it. You can help raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, the need for prevention and the services that are available to victims and their families by participating in a DVAM activity. 2011 DVAM activities include: Purple Ribbon Campaign October 1-31: Northeast Florida law enforcement and other of“ cials will receive purple ribbon pins to wear during the month of October in support of e orts to help end domestic violence in the community. Purple ribbon pins will also be distributed throughout the community at numerous awareness and fundraising events. Individuals are also encouraged to connect with Hubbard House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc or on Twitter at www. twitter.com/hubbardhouse and change their social media pro“ le picture to the Hubbard House Purple Ribbon pro“ le picture to October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthBy Contributing Writer Ashley Johnson Scott, Hubbard Houseshow their support for ending domestic violence. 31n31 … October 1-31: Hubbard House will post on Twitter and Facebook 31 statistics and/ or blogs relating to domestic violence for the 31 days in October. Follow the posts to learn about domestic violence and share them with your friends, family, and co-workers to help increase awareness. To receive Domestic Violence Awareness Month 31n31 tweets, posts, and blogs, follow Hubbard House on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ hubbardhouse and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc. Go Purple Day October 5: Go Purple and show your support for ending domestic violence! In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hubbard House asks the community to Go Purple by wearing a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon or by hosting an activity or collection drive to bene“ t victims of domestic violence. 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast October 5, 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.: The 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Joan Hu man M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Each year the breakfast is held to honor the lives of those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one. This years breakfast will feature a survivor of domestic violence helped by Hubbard House as the keynote speaker. All funds raised from this event support the lifesaving programs and services Hubbard House provides to victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. For more information on all Hubbard House Domestic Violence Awareness Month events visit www.hubbardhouse.org or contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the Hubbard House 24-hour hotline at 3543114 or (800)500-1119. Hubbard House can help. Hospital earns Top PerformerŽ status nized for achieving these thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. This is a real tribute to our entire sta and our physicians,Ž says James B. Wood, Memorial Hospitals president and CEO. We are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients and we are proud that the Joint Commission recognizes this.Ž This is the second important Quality Care honor Memorial Hospital has received in the last two months. In August, Memorial was named a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital.A Celebration of Herbs 2011 is coming soon!unique yard art in clay, metal and wood, seasonings, jellies, jam, vinegars, nature photography, herbal cards, herb books, herb plants and vegetables round out the event. Speakers will be covering worm castings, Antique Roses, container planting with herbs and questions and answers on herb growing. Demonstrations scheduled include making herbal bread in a bag, making pesto, horseradish and horseradish cream and opuntia (prickly pear) cactus relish. An herbal luncheon will be served throughout the day in the Lake House. Each year we have new herbal recipes along with our old standbys that are requested from customers past. A sample of some of the food this year includes black bean soup, creamy potato soup with arugula, pesto, pesto, terrine, dilly orzo salad, lavender spice carrot cake, rosemary, lavender and lemon verbena shortbreads, chicken broccoli salad with mango chutney dressing, quinoa and herbs salad, dried fruit salad with feta, pine nuts, couscous with lemon/ oregano dressing. The luncheon is served a-la-carte and we do serve lunch to go.Ž A church donation of $1 per adult at the gate is suggested. For additional information, please contact Linda Cunningham at 725-3106 or email her at locun@juno.com. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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So, layer those lightweight pieces by using a deeper more autumnal color palette. Team up a pretty fall print chi on blouse with some buckle detail at the waist. Wear the new colors in tops and tees found at the mall with your shorts; yes, thats very European! Later, layer patterned leg wear under those dark linen shorts for more great looks for early fall! Now, the meat and potatoes of the fall look. I interviewed my niece for this segmentƒ its kinda like if you want your electronics “ xed, talk to a 15 year old! She screamed lots of denim!Ž Apparently it takes multiple pairs of jeans to round out a wardrobe these days. Skinnies and their close cousin the jegging are still going strong. There also are more wearable interpretations of jeans out there like boot cut and boyfriend jeans which are now classics.Ž There is denim free-for-all, anything goes-thing going on; gals are buying for brand and “ t and these two factors having a greater emphasis than price point. Women Girls Inc. of Jacksonvilles is hosting its Daddy Daughter Dance on October 1, 2011. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The event, a ectionately known as the Daddy Daughter Dance,Ž is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida,Ž said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown, and how it is become a tradition in many families.Ž Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 500 The Jacksonville Regional O ce of Catholic Charities Bureau of the Diocese of St. Augustine will host the eighth annual Festival dVine wine tasting event on Saturday, November 5 in San Marco Square of Jacksonville from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Festival dVine will feature more than 300 amazing wines and fabulous food from many area restaurants including Akels Deli, bbs, Burrito Gallery, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Chew, Havana-Jax, Mojo BBQ, Orsay, Stonewood Grill, Sweet Petes, Taverna, The Loop and Tres Leches Desserts. The evenings musical entertainment will be provided by Freudian Slip. Wines tasted will be available for purchase at a discount. This years vintner is Foley Family Wines. All proceeds from the fund-Fashion UpdateFall 11ƒis at the mall! By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsare always on the quest for the perfect pair of jeans! Then take the denim subject one step further: colors. A girl must have black jeans to dress up her life and some khaki ones to dress down in, but dont stop there; preview the lipstick red and pink jeans at the mall! Then an old worn-looking denim vest is a must to throw over your new expensive gauzy print lady-like dress to give it an edge for a luncheon. Drag out that denim skirt and top it o with a faux fur jacket for a new nowŽ look! Watch layering denim on denim; be sure the washes are contrasted. All this said and done, the consumer is passionate about denim and it seems like we cant have too much. Here are some shopping tips: High-rise Flares … these are a perfect complement to a long, lean shape. Skinny Jeans … are for curvier shapes … they bring femininity to this shape. Wide Legs … these look best with a shorter top-just touching the waistband. A spokesperson for The Gap says nothing looks better than denim trousers with a blazer and high heels. Another tip from my sister-in-law: Google or zappo jeans for women. Theres some great real womenŽ cuts with real natural waist lines out there! Denim trousers or a denim skirt with a ” owing top is right now for us Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! We can look stylish and still bear the heat of September. More Florida stu Ž is the crochet-style sweaters and ponchos. These may be in the swimwear department right now as cover-ups but layer them up; they can be a great outer wear piece. Another easy fall statement piece is the new loafer top shoe. The vamp front looks like the loafers that were a musthave shoe before you started high school, but the heels are now over-the-top high. These good looking shoes are made of calfskin in a rich black and they also come in a smart ” at heel version„the ” at version being a just rightŽ accompaniment to those shorts mentioned above! Buy a top handled smart looking lady-like purse and you have o cially joined the ranks of Fall 11. Watch for Part Two of this topic in the November issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Daddy Daughter Dance is right around the corner!dads and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ Danny, professional photograph, silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night. Girls Inc. is a nonpro“ t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene“ t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes after school, summer and outreach programs in NE Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dances, visit www.girlsincjax. org or call 731-9933. To register for the dance, visit www.DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com.Catholic Charities hosts eighth annual Festival dVineraiser will go to bene“ t families in crisis. Catholic Charities provides emergency assistance helping families avoid homelessness. The agency serves without regard to spiritual and religious beliefs providing more than 40,000 services to more than 5,000 families in the community each year. Tickets for Festival dVine are $75 per person or $50 per person for Junior Patrons, ages 21 through 35. For additional details or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ccbjax.org or call Diane Powers at Catholic Charities at 354-4846, ext. 227. 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Floro DMD, PAGeneral and Family DentistryExams and Cleanings Placing and Restoring Dental Implants Crowns and BridgesVeneers and Teeth Whitening Clear Braces with ClearCorrectLocated in the Memorial Imaging Center Corner of Loretto Road and San Jose Blvd. www.florodental.comPreferred Provider of Most Major Dental Insurance Every concert I get to perform in is always an amazing opportunity for myself and my peers to demonstrate everything we have worked on and showcase our talents,Ž said Zachary Herrin, a senior instrumental major at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (D.A.). Luckily for him and his fellow instrumentalists, there are two upcoming opportunities: The Wind Symphony Bene“ t Concert and the Fall Band Concert. Both performances will take place in the D.A. Theater at 7:30 p.m., the former on October 6 and the latter on October 11. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Said instrumentalist William Hentschel, What makes these concerts special is getting to see how far [the band] has come; to get up on the stage and show everyone your hard work and give back to the community all thats been given.Ž At the concerts, the symphony will be playing 12 di erent pieces, all ranging in di culty and style. Styles will include contemporary, traditional chorals, Celtic, romantic classical, marches, folk, ragtime and Jewish wedding music. Mitchell Kuhn, who plays the oboe and English horn, described the concert as, [serving] a very important function for the band. The preparation for the “ rst concerts is used to teach new students how things work in the band program and serves as a focusing lens for the bands sound and functionality.Ž However, these upcoming concerts are more than just a way to get new students into the loop; it will also serve as a practice round for when the Every once in a while, I have caught a unique “ lm presentation at the 5 Points Theatre in the Riverside area. They usually have a very limited run and are not the blockbustersŽ one expects to see in the multi screen venues across town. Rather, they are selected from what might be considered some of the best in “ lm production. The theatre itself is also unique. Built originally in 1927 and known then as the Riverside Theatre, it was constructed to be able to accommodate liveŽ theatre as well as the new “ lm genre. This was done in case no one wanted to attend the new talkies!Ž I was given to understand that it was also the “ rst building in the area to be air conditioned! Now the 5 Points Theatre is embarking on another adventure. Mike and Jack Shad, the current owners of the building are leasing it to Tim Massett and his wife and partner for this venture, Shana-David Massett. They plan to return to Jacksonville to reawaken the facility with some renovations that will make this a very special place to enjoy some outstanding movies as well as live productions. The Indulge in the citys sweetest celebration at the seventh annual Halloween Doors and More extravaganza. This event will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, offering an appetizing assortment of entertainment, activities, lovable characters and food. The adultsonly Opening Night Party will tickle your fancy with dueling pianos and much more on Thursday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds bene“ t Community PedsCare. Community PedsCare is a program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, in collaboration with Wolfson Childrens EncoreExciting happenings at 5 Points TheatreBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityupgrades will include installing a larger screen, comfy seats and acoustic improvements. A full kitchen will also be installed to accommodate seat side service from an expanded menu of house prepared specialties. Add to this some unique brewsŽ and wines and where could you “ nd a better place to watch a movie? All this will take money! A fund drive is underway to raise a minimum of $95,000 needed to achieve these goals. It is o to a great start. Contributions on various levels are available and receive bonus tickets for upcoming events. In the meantime, presentations continue. In addition to specially selected and scheduled movies, 5 Points Theatre is one of the hosts for the Jacksonville Film Festival. Among the many other participants are the Cummer, the San Marco Theatre, MOCA, Theatre Jacksonville and Jacoby Hall. The mission of the Jacksonville Film Festival is  to provide entertainment, educational opportunities, programs and events that enrich the arts and the culture of NE Florida, while inspiring a new generation.Ž Membership is available with special bene“ ts and discounts. The next series of presentations are currently planned for October 13 to 16. The o erings at 5 Points are scheduled for October 15 and will include World ShortsŽ at 10:00 a.m., and Florida ShortsŽ at 12:00 noon, in addition to Breaking and EnteringŽ at 2:00 p.m., El TraspatioŽ at 4:00 p.m., Everyday SunshineŽ at 6:30 p.m., A NY ThingŽ at 9:00 p.m. and I am BishŽ at 11:00 p.m. All this in addition to regularly scheduled movies! For additional information on the Jacksonville Film Festival, including times, subjects and locations, you can call 8589889 or visit the web at www. jax“ lmfest.com The 5 Points box o ce can be reached at 359-0047.Youth Arts UpdateInstrumentalists prepare for prestigious clinicBy Danielle WirsanskyD.A. Wind Symphony attends the Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference held annually at McCormick Place West in Chicago. A clarinet player, Kristen Brightwell said, This is the “ rst time the band has been invited to go to the Midwest Clinic in many years and that adds a special excitement to this “ rst performance. We are striving for a great performance in December and the concert that is coming up will provide the people of Jacksonville a view of what we are doing in order to get there. Those who choose to go to all [the concerts] will be able to see where we started compared to where we will be in December. The journey is going to be long and this is giving people the opportunity to watch us grow along the way.Ž To be selected for the clinic, bands go through a highly selective process the year before in order to be invited to perform. Each symphony plays a mixture of new and old pieces. Said Kuhn, Our fall concerts are serving a much more severe purpose. While most large band festivals and conventions are in the spring, this convention is in December. So, we have to get more than the entire years playing experience into a few months.Ž All the instrumentalist students are excited and ready to perform. Herrin concluded, I am honored to be a part of the rigorous music making process at Douglas Anderson and my goal is to share that same energy that I have for this program and transfer it to everybody that is willing to listen.Ž Halloween Doors and More brings sweet treats to childrenHospital, Nemours Childrens Clinic and the University of Florida …Jacksonville. Established in 2000, Community PedsCare provides palliative and hospice care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is at the forefront of childrens palliative and hospice services and its Community PedsCare program serves as a model for other organizations across the country. The 2011 Halloween Doors and More event chairs are Lyn Gabrielsen, Devon Witt and Ritika Fedewa, with Julie and Pat Devlin serving as honorary chairs. The Opening Night Party is being hosted by the Halloween Doors and More chairs as well as Ansley Blakley, Rosa Maria King, Paige Robbins and Beth Tresca. More information about Halloween Doors and More, including ticket and sponsor information, is available at communityhospice.com/HDM. Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.mandarinnewsline.com

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They would also say that high quality special e ects, a realistic atmosphere, trained actors and enough gory props to “ ll an entire gymnasium are essential for a terrifying haunted house. Night Terrors, one of the best haunted houses in America, according to americasbesthaunts. com, does far more that meet these requirements. For example, one of their attractions, Madhouse, follows the theme of a mental institution gone awry In October, the Jacksonville Symphonys lineup reveals a fascinating variety of American artists and popular music, as well as music of the Americas. On September 30 and October 1, its a tribute to the great American jazz icon Lois Armstrong and the sounds of New Orleans. Byron Stripling headlines a fantastic evening of phenomenal trumpet playing and vocals. Stripling brings a unique passion and style to The Northeast Florida Conservatory will celebrate their “ rst anniversary with a music festival to be held the weekend of October 14 through 16. The festival will begin with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. with a ballroom dance demonstration with music by the Conservatory Jazz Band. Saturday, October 15 will be “ lled with musical and theatrical performances from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Performances include the Jacksonville Suzuki Strings, pianists, vocalists, theatre and a drum line. This festival day will end with a performance by the Conservatory Community Orchestra. There will also be a market show with vendors selling their treasures; food and beverages will be available. Events on Friday and Saturday will be held at the Northeast Florida Conservatory Youth SceneBlood, guts and gloryBy Megan Crawfordallowing others to come face to face with the asylums patients and surgeons as they witness the cruelest treatment methods known to man. More information about Night Terrors and its attractions can be found at nightterrorshauntedhouse.com. Most people can agree that just the thought of being in a haunted house is intimidating, especially for those who havent yet worked up the nerve to go into one. Victoria Dees, a high school junior, has been to several haunted houses, but the one that scared her most was Warehouse 31. According to Dees, the haunted house begins before you enter and continues long after you exit. They have people dressed in costumes waiting for you outside just keeping you on edge. Its not really over until you get to your car,Ž she shares. If thats not nerve racking enough, imagine what its like inside. According to Dees, There were strobe lights, fake bugs all over the place, music, screamsƒ It was really, really intense. It feels like it never ends.Ž What was the scariest part you ask? There was this one part where youre walking down the hallway with strobe lights at the end, and there are all these fake cockroaches everywhere. It looked like they were really alive.Ž Sounds like a nightmare come true. Whether a person loves being scared to death or is simply looking for something new to try, haunted houses are hairraising places meant to demolish ones comfort zone. Who knows? They could frighten you enough into coming back for more. Anniversary celebrated with music festivalof Music on San Jose Boulevard. Festival weekend will conclude with performance by the Conservatory Community Concert Band at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at the All Souls Church on Hartley Road. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) non-pro“ t organization founded a year ago by the Executive Director Richard Dickson and serves all of Jacksonville and surrounding counties. Programs and music lessons are available for all ages on all instruments. The faculty consists of professional musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony and local colleges. Programs and classes in private lessons, theatre, ensemble/playing, performance and music theory are available. Proceeds from the anniversary music festival will go towards scholarships and “ nancial assistance.Symphony o ers exciting fall showsBy Contributing Writer Paul Witkowski, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra SatchmoŽ classics such as Sweet Georgia Brown,Ž Aint Misbehavin,Ž St. Louis BluesŽ and the uproarious Minnie the Moocher.Ž On October 6 through 8, the Jacksonville Symphony will be joined by the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in the Concierto Andaluz by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. Popularly known as the LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of Americas premier instrumental ensembles, continually setting the standard for expression and virtuosity. The concert is part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series. Art Walkers take note: The members of LAGQ will give a free Art WalkŽ performance in the MOCA Jacksonville auditorium during the October 5 Hispanic Heritage Art WalkŽ at 7:00 p.m. On October 13 and 14, The Jacksonville Symphony combines the music of Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla and others with choreography. The program Music and DanceŽ features guest dancers from Jacksonville University and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The October 13 performance is part of the innovative Fusion Series, followed by the October 14 performance on the Mayo Clinic Co ee Series. The bedrock of 1950s American pop culture was television. On October 21 and 22, the Symphony pays tribute to that magical decade in The Golden Era of Black and WhiteŽ with hit theme songs and melodies sung by Sharon Wheatley, Farah Alvin and the voices of Chapter Six. The concert is part of the Fidelity National Financial Pops Series. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 SCRAPBOOK 12276 San Jose Blvd Suite 701 Jacksonville, FL 32223 www.enchantedscrapbook.com (904) 647-6772 Come Scrap Your Stories! We can help you preserve your memories! From the beginner to the advanced scrapbooker, we have what you need! Located in the heart of Mandarin on San Jose Blvd just north of the Julington Creek Bridge. Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase The events surrounding the Homecoming Dance are always the buzz of a new school year at Mandarin High. Homecoming Week kick-started the festivities, occurring this year on the week of September 19 to 23. Students enjoyed dressing up for Dynamic Duo Day on Monday, Decade Day on Tuesday, TV Show Day on Wednesday, Hawaiian Day on Thursday and they showed o their Mustang pride on Friday, Spirit Day. On Friday, each class wore a di erent school color at the Hawaiian-themed Homecoming pep rally in preparation of the Homecoming game played later that night. The Homecoming game was played against Flagler Palm Coast High and was expected to have an amazing turn-out as students anticipated the Homecoming Dance. The dance took place on Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at EverBank Field. Tickets for Homecoming went on sale for $50 early in September and in the following weeks, students went to work planning their out“ ts and hairstyles and arranging their transportation to ensure that this years dance would be the one to remember. A new school year also means a new production brewing in the drama department. This year, the Drama Club will be performing the musical Annie with junior Sydney Norris playing the lead role of Annie For the fourth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-ortreaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving overseas. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 from Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, November 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each Micanopy, Florida is a little town that lays just a hair south of Gainesville, exactly an hour from the First Coast as the crow ” ies. Buy before I go on to tell you their tale, you have to get straight “ rst the pronunciation of this town: it is Mick-a-nopee.Ž The general population of Micanopy is approximately 700 folks. But that being said, this town has a huge history both documented and folklore. According to the truth, Micanopy was the “ rst distinct United States town in Florida. It was originally a Seminole village called Cuscowilla and was visited by the exploring naturalist William Bartram in the late 1700s. Bartram wrote so favorably about the fertile lands in the regions that settlers arrived in the region to ultimately form the town proper. In the mid-1800s, settlement began in earnest after Spain ceded the territory with two forts located in the area, MicanopyƒA happening place for Halloween!By Donna Keathley“ rst Fort De“ ance and then Fort Micanopy. Micanopy was the name of a Seminole Indian Chief and the area was home to some of the bloodiest battles of the Second Seminole Indian War. The little towns main drag called Cholokka Boulevard is home to a very cool historic district with some pretty interesting antique stores. The town has many homes that have been restored and it boasts an array of historic landmarks. The Micanopy Historical Society Museum is the place to start and then you can go antiquing or eat a bite at one of their casual eateries. If you are so inclined, you can stay at one of the two Bed and Breakfast facilities in the area. Folklore has it that in the early 1900s Micanopy was the winter home of wandering gypsies who practiced witchcraft and magical activities. This passed-down version of the towns history gives Micanopy a great background for the celebration of Halloween as we millennium folks know it. Therefore the citizens of Micanopy have perfected this Halloween celebration into a fabulous event called the Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival. Cholokka Boulevard comes alive over Halloween weekend as its the happening place for the fall festival. Its packed with over 200 local and regional artists, crafters and musicians who participate in the festival. The quality of the show and its vendors ranks very high to the buying public. The main stage located mid-way through the event plays host to a variety of good time music throughout the two days of the festival. Also, on Saturday afternoon its the home of the famous old time auction which is enjoyed by all in attendance. This year the 37th annual Micanopy Fall Harvests Festival will be held Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Saturdays hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Directions to downtown Micanopy: From Gainesville, go south onto Highway 441 to the blinking light where you turn right onto Cholokka Boulevard. Please visit www.micanopyfallfestival.org for more information. Photo courtesy of www.micanopyfallfestival.org.MHS HappeningsStudents enjoy HomecomingBy Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentthe orphan. The cast members rehearse every Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in preparation of the “ rst performance on November 2. They will be performing from November 2 through 5 and the Mandarin community will not want to miss it! Seniors also have more than their fair share of goings-on this month. The senior panorama photo will be taking place on October 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Also, for seniors taking the SAT or ACT tests, the next two SAT test dates are October 1 and November 5 and the next two ACT test dates are October 22 and December 10. Both tests can be taken at Mandarin High School for about $50 with a printed out receipt. Seniors, make sure to sign up early in order to send your scores to the colleges of your choice in a timely manner. Finally, the following college visits will be taking place at school this month. Remember to stay informed of application deadlines. € St. Leo: October 10 at 8:00 a.m. € U Mass: October 12 at 8:00 a.m. € Stetson: October 13 at 10:45 a.m. € UCF: October 12 at 1:00 p.m. € Rice University: October 14 at 8:00 a.m. € Washington University at St. Louis: October 28 at 8:30 a.m. Halloween candy buy back event announcedpound of candy (10 pound limit) brought in. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that will be included in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements. Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care. For more information, please visit www.krantzdentalcare.com.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Dr. Carlson has over 25 years of experience dealing with the unique dental conditions that occur in a mature adult. He focuses his treatment to provide the best possible care options for long-term health, using only the very highest quality materials and techniques that will last and also provide superior function and appearance. He will help you to look good, feel good, chew better, sleep better, be ac tive, be independent, and live your best life! CARLSON DENTAL GROUPWhere Seniors Specialare Call 904.302.8233 Today www.CarlsonDentalGroup.com 13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Building 1700, Jacksonville, FL 32258 For our patients 60 & over:15%Discounton all treatments For patients without dental insurance only. Not valid with any other oer. Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. 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The event will be co-chaired by Dorothy Verstandig and Maxine Romo and SunTrust Bank will again serve as Premier Gala Sponsor. SunTrust is pleased to serve once again as title sponsor of the River Garden Gala and support the organizations important work in caring for seniors in the Jacksonville area,Ž said David Mann, president and CEO of SunTrust North Florida. We share River Gardens commitment to the community and dedication to providing clients with outstanding service and care,Ž Mann continued. Our mission is to help people and institutions prosper and we value our partnerships with organizations such as River Garden that make our community an even better place in which to live.Ž The Gala is the Foundations major annual fundraising event in support of River Gardens mission to serve the entire community„rich and poor alike„with caring and excellence. Rockapella will rock the evening with a sound that artfully melds rock and a cappella. The group is best known in the United States as the innovative entertainers whose clever wit, shtick and tunes were heard on the PBS smash hit show ŽWhere in the World is Carmen Sandiego?Ž The 10 million kids and their parents who tuned in during its heyday from 1991 to 1996 created a powerful family base for the group. A dozen men have belonged to Rockapella since Mission Possible: A rockin eveningits inception. People have a hard time believing its just us making all of that music,Ž says Scott Leonard, a group member since 1991. The black-tie evening will also feature cocktails, a silent auction, dining, dancing to the sounds of the Murray Go Connection and lots more. Since 1993, the Galas have raised more than $2.6 million for River Gardens frail elderly. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $15,000 and regular individual ticket prices begin at $250. The theme of this years event is Mission PossibleƒElegance and Intrigue,Ž and organizers would like to make it possible for those ages 40 and under to attend in greater numbers. Toward that end, a new category of Junior PatronŽ tickets will now be available at a cost of $175 per person. All proceeds bene“ t River Garden residents. More than 50 percent of River Gardens residents receive Medicaid and the home must raise approximately $1.3 million a year to make up the di erence between the cost of care and the amount received from Medicaid. Without the philanthropic support of our caring friends and members of the community,Ž said development director Kathy Osterer, we would be unable to maintain the standards of quality care that enable our residents to live with dignity in a safe, caring environment. For more information or reservations, call Kathy Osterer at 886-8430, email kosterer@ rivergarden.org or visit the Gala website at www.rivergardengala. wordpress.com. (NewsUSA) There are many bene“ ts for patients with all types of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) when they take statins. Side-e ects are relatively rare and there are many varieties of statins available that allow careful selection for the best statin for each individual patient. Statins lower badŽ (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces the rates of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis of leg arteries. Data suggest that statins bene“ cial e ects go beyond simply lowering the level of badŽ Statin drugs can improve vascular healthcholesterol in the blood stream. They stabilize atherosclerotic plaques, making sudden rupture that causes stroke and heart attack less likely. They also lessen in” ammation within the artery by improving the function of cells that line the inside of the artery. This likely leads to a lower chance of sudden thrombosis of any artery a ected with artherosclerosis. Even patients who have previously had a heart attack, heart surgery, angioplasty or a stent bene“ t in survival and protection from other cardiac events by taking statins. And patients who take these drugs while undergoing surgery or intervention for cardiac or vascular problems have a noticeably lower rate of complications during the surgical time period. Few adverse e ects of statins have been recorded since their introduction 40 years ago. However, the e ects can be severe and it is important to know the potential down-side of these drugs. In rare circumstances, statins can cause liver damage. There are no symptoms with liver damage, so doctors do frequent laboratory tests when use of a statin is started to closely monitor liver function. Statins can also cause a wide range of muscle injury. In its worst form, myositis results from statin use. This rapid muscle destruction can lead to kidney failure. This side-e ect is rare, but muscle pain and cramps are frequent and far less serious side-e ects of statins. If your doctor prescribes statins, follow their advice for laboratory tests. If your atherosclerosis leads to vascular disease, see a vascular surgeon. Todays vascular surgeons are the only specialists who are skilled in all vascular therapies. They are comprehensively trained in medical, endovascular (minimally invasive) and surgical therapies. Vascular surgeons are the experts who provide the best diagnosis and treatment for vascular conditions. To learn more about your vascular health and to “ nd a vascular surgeon, visit the Society for Vascular Surgerys website at www.VascularWeb. org.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 CRAFTERS WANTED To reserve a table, please call 904 287-7300 SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC Your Community Resource for Better Hearing Why go to a sales person when you can see a Board Certied Doctor of Audiology? Special Oer Through Oct. 31st $995!Regularly $1600 Sonic Innovations IonAmerican Technology So Small. So Powerful. Thursday, October 13th 11:00AMJoin us for Lunch!Call 904-287-7300 for reservations. D ISCOVER ACTIVE LIVING!Westminster Woods on Julington CreekLOVE GOLF? See our new putting green.Under constructionSouthwood Village New residential neighborhood of lovely villa homes. Specialized Care for the individual with Alzheimers or similar memory loss.Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care Socialization, activities, meals, snacks and personal grooming assistance. Financial Assistance available 731-4002www.almosthomedaybreak.comLicense #9109M–F 7am–6pm For 17 years River Garden Hebrew Homes Junior Volunteer program has brought together teens and the elderly. This intergenerational program plays an important role in enriching the lives of nursing home residents as well as providing a valuable life experience for our young leaders of tomorrow. The Junior Volunteers, like those whom they serve, represent a wide variety of cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. They are teens between the ages of 13 to 17 Intergenerational program makes a di erenceBy Contributing Writer Carol McLeod, Community Services Director, River Garden Hebrew Homewho want to learn from their elders and gain experience in a healthcare/eldercare environment while also earning community service hours for graduation requirements and college scholarship applications. These young volunteers make a priceless contribution in the lives of others.These bright, enthusiastic teenagers spent their summer sharing their talents and creating fun as they helped in a variety of areas within River Garden including Adult Day Care, The Therapy Center, Alzheimers/ Dementia Unit, activity programs, special events and spending quality oneon-one time with residents. Each year, as a group project, the Junior Volunteers present a program for River Garden residents. This year the teens Junior Volunteers at the luau. Junior Volunteer Anneth Karvaly and Leah Solomon.transformed the auditorium into a Hawaiian Luau… themed party and variety show featuring performances by the Junior Volunteers and music compliments of DJ Dave Kanaszka of Celebrations24. River Garden residents enjoyed dancing, singing and especially spending time with their new young friends.River Garden is proud of its volunteer programs and pleased to o er volunteer opportunities to community youth. Quality programming for the residents of River Garden is an important element in enriching their lives and this is made possible in part by dedicated volunteers. River Garden is grateful for the strong support of the Jacksonville community. SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINEAre you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE 10790 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257www.emeritus.comAssisted Living License #8789 Choose a better quality of life... Come home to Emeritus at Mandarin Emeritus at Mandarin is the smart choice for seniors who would like to make life easier and more rewarding: FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE Experience Emeritus at Mandarin! Call us today and well be happy to schedule a tour and answer your questions. 904.260.0800 An Emeritus Senior Living Community Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! THE CRATE ESCAPEA dog walking service Donna Gartland 262-5353Duval Cert. # 323079 ~ ID# 1000038880 State of FL #G11000033769 T H E D Local centenarian has a lot to celebrate!Happy Birthday to Jim Taylor who recently celebrated his 100th birthday! The active Mandarin AARP member, who has lived everywhere from his birthplace in Kentucky to Michigan and now Florida, admits he has done a lot of hopping around.Ž Over the years, Taylor has worked as a teacher, in the insurance business, in a car factory and nally as an elementary school principal prior to his retirement in 1978. He moved to Mandarin to be near his children in 1979 and became one of the original of cers of the Mandarin Chapter of AARP, helping to open the chapter in 1982. Possibly the biggest bene t he has seen from membership was meeting his wife, Ellie; the two wed in 2004! Ellie proudly states of Jim, He has now started his second century!Ž Congratulations, Jim! Did you know that the largest urban “ re in the Southeast happened right here in Jacksonville, Florida? On May 3, 1901, a small “ re that started at noon in the LaVilla mattress factory burned for eight long hours. According to Metro Jacksonville, the “ re swept through 146 city blocks of Jacksonville, destroying over 2,000 buildings, taking seven lives and leaving almost 10,000 people homeless in the process.Ž The Great Fire of 1901 will go down in history as the third largest “ re disaster to ever take place. The “ re, which started in the kitchen during lunch, could soon be seen from Savannah, Georgia and the residents of Raleigh, North Carolina could even see the smoke clouds! October is celebrated nationwide as Fire Safety Month. As we remember The Great Fire of 1901, its important to be aware of how fast “ re can spread. Here are some key “ resafety tips for you to remember this October: € Test all of your smoke detectors to be sure they are functioning properly. This includes installing new batteries every six months. € Use propane and charcoal grills outdoors; be sure the grill is placed a safe distance away from any building or structure. € Make sure you have a working “ re extinguisher handy in your home. € Plan an escape route in case of an emergency; be aware of emergency exit locations. € Dont run or hide extension cords underneath carpets or doors, they can overheat and catch “ re. € Dont leave burning candles unattended and always keep them away from linens, bedding, drapes and other ” ammable materials. € Be cautious when using portable heat sources, such as patio or space heaters. Keep combustible materials, including wood, plastics and plants at least three feet away. Next time you are downtown, take a moment to look at the Jacksonville Fire Memorial The Great Fire of 1901By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Community Programs Manger, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundationsculpture that can be found on the Northbank Riverwalk. The memorial was built in 2003 and according to Metro Jacksonville, it is intended to memorialize the great “ re and the citys rise from devastation.Ž Mural by Joe Puskas donated by Firehouse Subs to the downtown re station.These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention-education mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Look for our upcoming articles in our Safety Series.Ž Whether youre planning a summer vacation or a weekend getaway, travel costs can add up quickly. Here are some tips for keeping expenses down: € Check fares on Tuesdays. Most airlines launch their sales on Monday evenings, Ways to save money when you travelaccording to www.farecompare.com, a website that tracks price trends. Other airlines follow suit by the next day. Of course, you never know when a sale is going to happen, so start looking for the best deals three to four months ahead of time. € Then negotiate. Airlines, hotels and car rental agencies will sometimes o er you a better rate if you make a reservation and then show you can get a better price elsewhere. Be sure you can document the rates when you call. € Travel after the holidays. You can often get better prices if youre willing to travel the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, Memorial Day or any other big holiday when reservations are in greater demand and thus more expensive. Traveling during o -peak times also cuts down on the hassles of crowds. Mandarin NewsLine Support our ne Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,October22 Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni or Bistro Aix. Premium Concert Seats $72 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included. Fidelity National Financial Pops Series THE 1950S THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLACK AND WHITE Stuart Chafetz, conductor € Chapter Six, vocal sextet Sharon Wheatley, vocalist € Farah Alvin, vocalistDont touch that dial! 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 12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 320Mandarin South Business Center(Between Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Solantic)292-2210 Healthy Smiles ~ Healthy Children Marinela M. Nemetz, DDSBoard Certi“ed Pediatric Dentist Loretto Rd12421 San Jose Blvd. Suite 320 Jacksonville, FL 32223 San Jose Boulevard Race Track Road N Julington Creek Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek The Timucuan Federation Native Sons & Daughters is proud to announce the inaugural launch of our Jacksonvillebased social organization. The purpose of the program is to strengthen parent-child relationships through our Native American Indian themed program and structured activities. Our all-volunteer led program focuses on quality and quantity time with father and child together. We organize and enjoy such fun activities as camp-outs, archery, canoeing, crafts, pinewood derby races, professional football and baseball games, ice-skating, bowling, monster truck, statewide pow-wows and much more. Our fathers and children earn patches for participation in events. We understand that we only get 18 summers with our children and that these young formative years are our real opportunity to grow strong family bonds that will last a lifetime. The general public is invited to learn and join our exciting program. Our “ rst annual event is the citywide pow-If you want to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, you need to “ nd out information about Relay for Life! Come to Wing-It on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Relay for Life of Mandarins big kicko event. Learn about how you can make a di erence in your community. All current teams, teams from last year and prospective teams are encouraged to attend. Dont forget to bring your $100 registration fee. Why do you Relay? Heres what a local community member said: I Relay in honor of my uncle and grandfather since the both died of cancer, I relay for my father Native Sons and Daughters celebrates inaugural launchBy Contributing Writer Michael Greeley, Federation Chief, Mighty Timucuan Federation Native Sons and DaughtersAmerican Cancer Societys Relay For Life of Mandarin kick o !who currently has cancer and I relay so others dont have to be a ected by this horrible disease, because no matter what we are all a ected by cancer one way or another and I just want to see it cured.Ž Please RSVP to Jennifer Harrington, mandarinrelayforlife@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 12. wow at Conners A-Maizing Acres in Hilliard on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Families interested in learning more about our program are welcome to spend the day with us on this fun 150-acre active farm. There is a corn maze, peddle-carts, hayrides, a corn dive and fresh made treats, plus a lot more. In our exclusive Native Sons and Daughters area we will also be running our archery and bb-gun ranges. If guests identify themselves as prospective members interested in our program, the cost is only $20 for the entire family to enjoy the day on the farm. This fee goes to the farm. We encourage those who are interested to visit our website (www.timucuan.org)for further information about this event and many others. Directions on how to get to Conners A-Maizing Acres are on our website as well as that of the farm. Come join us for a day of fun your kids will never forget! For additional information, please email federationchief@ timucuan.org.Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.~Ray Kroc a robot that will have to complete 15 di erent challenges that have to do with food safety and they will write a research project where they come up with an innovative way to keep food safe. The team will present the project and compete against other teams at a tournament later in the year. FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-pro“ t organization founded by Dean Kamen to inspire young peoples interest and participation in science and technology. With four di erent age groups and corresponding challenges, FIRST provides more than 210,000 students in over 56 countries with a life-changing experience by challenging them to work as a team to build a robot that can perform a number of exercises or play a certain game.Ž These experiences encourage children to pursue careers in science and technology, contributing greatly to a constantly improving scienti“ c world. Loretto Elementary is proud to be a part of this exciting educational program.FIRST Lego League cont from pg. 1 NORTHEAST FLORIDAConservatory a community school of the arts 1st ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL Oct. 14 (FRI) Ballroom Dance Demo & Conservatory Jazz Band Oct. 15 (SAT)Music all day! (every 30 minutes) & Vendor Market OPEN HOUSE Oct. 16 (SUN)Conservatory Community Band Concert 3PM Jax, Fl 32223 www.nfconservatory.org All Souls Church/ Hartley Rd

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Lindell & Farson, P.A.Attorneys At LawConveniently Located in South Mandarin 12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 126 Jacksonville, FL 32223-8630904-880-4000 www.lindellfarson.com J. Michael Lindell, Esq.James A. Farson, Esq.Roger K. Gannam, Esq. R. Howard Walton, Esq. Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 It was a night to remember … superb music and excellent food in a beautiful setting for a worthy cause, namely the Northeast Florida Conservatory, a community school for the artsŽ located in Mandarin. On August 31 at the Epping Forest Yacht Club, the Conservatory hosted a gala fundraising dinner and concert with food provided by chef Mike Jablonski and a concert featuring renowned harpists Kayo Ishimaru, Principal Harp, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and her husband Richard Fleisher, Principal Harp, Naples Symphony who o ered a variety of harp duets including some Students at what is now Christs Church Academy (CCA) began the school year with a renewed excitement not only for a new name, but also for an interior facelift that included the Convocation at Christs Church Academy celebrates changes By Contributing Writer Chantelle Kammerdiener, Christs Church Academy Erik Kasper of Kasper Architecture, Christs Church Administrator Gary Brown, Christs Church Academys Head of School Dr. Steven Blinder, CCA Business Manager Lynn Carithers, CCA Upper School Assistant Anne Miller, and Christs Church Elder Jim Rogers look on as Christs Church Lead Pastor Jason Cullum offers a blessing before the ribbon cutting at the schools convocation.construction of the Catie Carter Arts Center, science labs for both the elementary and upper schools and a new football stadium, as well as renovations that modernized the welcome center, bathrooms and other student spaces. A ribbon cutting and o cial recognition of the schools new name were celebrated during a convocation service on August 25 at the school. Christs Church, Mandarin Lead Pastor Jason Cullum said changing the schools name from Mandarin Christian School to Christs Church Academy better re” ected that the school is a ministry of the church and that the church is proud of the schools 15-year history of academic excellence. We began hearing that schools were no longer o ering art classes; we started hearing stories that schools were cutting sports programs and di erent teams were being eliminated because there was no money for their teams. We began hearing that private schools were taking a hit,Ž Cullum said at the service. We decided we werent going to let that happen at Christs Church Academy. We decided we were going to make sure we continued the excellent history weve had and its been exciting to watch what has happened. God has moved some giant, giant mountains to make this renovation happen in nine weeks.Ž The convocation service also featured a student-led time of worship and as well as the dedication of the Catie Carter Arts Center. Carter was a student of the school when she died of cancer last year. She inspired me every day,Ž said CCA senior Brooke Dyer during the dedication. She was a once-in-a-lifetime friend.Ž Dr. Steven Blinder, who assumed the role of CCAs head of school in June, o ered a message emphasizing the schools mission of raising and educating disciples for Christ. Christs Church Academy is a premier provider of Christian education for children in kindergarten through 12th grade and is repeatedly noted for its commitment to academic excellence and its exceptional “ ne arts program.A Night to Remember provides dinner and musicoriginal arrangements by Kayo Ishimaru. Pre-dinner entertainment was provided by the Front Line String Quartet, a group of talented young men from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The host for the evening was attorney Richard Mullaney and illustrious guest speakers included Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, chancellor emeritus and past president of Jacksonville University; Robert Arleigh White, executive director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Richard A. Dickson, president and executive director of Northeast Florida Conservatory, Inc. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.JA@rtpublishinginc.com Do you know the warning signs of stroke?€ Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body € Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding € Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes € Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination € Sudden severe headache with no known causeSource: Baptist Medical Center South

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In order to save these programs, fundraisers were organized by these companies to show support for their respective sport. 1st Place Sports Running Club held the Stadium Challenge in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and SMG to raise funds for cross-country; First Coast Tennis Foundation held the Save Jax Tennis High School Fundraiser at the San Jose Country Club with local tennis pros; and North Florida Junior Golf sponsored the FORE Our Students golf tournament that The Mandarin Womens Club has kicked o the new season of club activities with their annual Antiques Show and Tell meeting at the home of Sharon Weed. Nineteen members brought baby pictures and family heirlooms, antiques or fascinating collectibles to show and talk about. It was a fun morning followed by a lunch of salad with various ingredients brought by the members. The Show and Tell meeting is just the beginning of the season. In October the group will go to beautiful Micanopy to look for treasures, followed by monthly visits to local and out of town antique shops. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new Sports programs saved for the 2011-12 school yeartook place at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. I would like to express our gratitude to these organizations for devoting their time and energy to organize and execute the fundraisers that will allow these sports programs to remain in our schools this year,Ž said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. It is encouraging to know that we have such a supportive community that puts the needs of our students before all else.Ž There are four remaining sports programs that are continuing to raise the money needed to continue their sport. Those include slow-pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys junior varsity soccer. Approximately $40,000 to $45,000 is needed in order for these four programs to be o ered this school year. Those present at the announcement included Superintendent Pratt-Dannals, School Board members, Mayor Brown, Education Commissioner Dr. Horner, the Jacksonville Sharks and the representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and SMG, along with other prominent dignitaries and sports organizations. Mandarin Womens Club begins new season By Contributing Writer Mimi Grenville, Mandarin Womens Clubfriends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco and bridge. The club is open to women who want to join in on the fun. For information on the monthly luncheon meeting, please call Iris at 268-2459 or for how to join the club, please call Kay at 521-2524. Christopher Begley, principal of Loretto Elementary, was very proud when he announced to all students and families attending orientation that, once again, Loretto Elementary made an AŽ grade. He congratulated all of the stakeholders at Loretto for making another AŽ grade this year … for the 10th year in a row! He also explained that this year Loretto was actually ranked the third highest in the entire district. He explained that Loretto Elementary is third highest ranked in Duval stakeholdersŽ include teachers, students, parents/guardians, sta business partners and administration. We all play an important part in the education of a child. I truly believe that is why Loretto is so successfulƒ.our stakeholders get it. We understand that it is a true partnership that obtains this level of excellence. So again, congratulations to all,Ž stated Begley, who has been principal of Loretto since 2008. Mandarin NewsLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! 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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 Blvd 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 SurgeryC ommunity Garage Sale For Cystic Fibrosis Saturday, October 1st 8am-1pm Julington C reek Pavilion 875 D avis Pond Boulevard Jacksonville F L 3259 Dining room furniture, kitchen appliances, elec tronics, clothing, childrens toys, DVDs and much more!! Please stop by and support the C ystic Fibrosis Foundation If you have any questions or would like to donate items please email L aura A utrey at arual beth@gmail com Proceeds benefit the C ystic Fibrosis Foundation How can I help my child succeed in school? Is my child getting opportunities to explore areas of potential talent or ability? Is my child developing con“ dence? Is my child on track with social development? While we cant be sure of how our children will respond to opportunities to build knowledge and self esteem, there are certain experiences that have demonstrated a proven bene“ t to a childs development and education. Music is Want your kid to go to college? Try music!By Contributing Writers Stacey Osborn, Lesson Coordinator with Logan Lively, Manager, Music and Artsone of them. Consistent music education really shows its bene“ ts as children grow into teens and young adults and prepare for higher education. Standardized test scores, used by colleges to assess a students readiness for a rigorous curriculum, tend to be higher for students with exposure to music performance or music appreciation. SAT scores, for instance, were approximately 60 points higher on verbal and more than 40 points higher on math in one analysis of data in 2001. Additionally, more years of music experience tend to correlate with better test scores. To give middle and high school students an opportunity to ” ourish when it comes to their musical talents, consider supplementing school band and orchestra rehearsals with private lessons. With one-on-one instruction, students learn new skills, advance more quickly and develop greater con“ dence in their abilities. Private lessons are most e ective when given at the onset of school to give students the best chance for success in school and out. Music education and appreciation have been shown to bolster students academic performance, con“ dence, discipline and social interaction. Its never too early to start, and schools and community organizations o er various opportunities to expose your child to music. Whether its group classes for toddlers at a community center, school-based band and orchestra programs, or private individual lessons, consistent music appreciation can help childrens development at all stages. Mona Decker is a rabbi thats not extraordinary; women have been ordained since the 1970s. Shes also a fulltime chaplain for Baptist Health even with multiple sclerosis (MS). Overcoming MS provided gratitudeŽ for every day out of bed or the hospital. Little things became big things, like a friend coming over.Ž Before coming to Jacksonvilles Reconstructionist Congregation Kehillah Chadashah (A New Community), Rabbi Decker led a Baltimore congregation for 10 years. She views northeast Florida as a growing Jewish community, but many folks havent found a congregation that meets their spiritual, social needs.Ž She believes Kehillah Chadashah welcomes those who perhaps havent been involved.Ž Members meet often, sometimes for Havdalah (separation), a beautiful ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week.Ž Literally, rabbiŽ means teacherŽ and Rabbi Decker explains that Reconstructionists view Judaism as mirroring changing community dynamics,Ž the world and Judaism. We honor traditionsŽ which have de“ ned us as a people ... while being engaged actively to apply and adapt itŽ through religion and culture in contemporary ways that are most meaningful to our members.Ž Her mission: Create a kehillah (community) to worship and to learn,Ž where members have a sense of inclusivity,Ž What the teacherŽ learnsBy Contributing Writer Herb Drill together with youth, family, friends and Israel. Rabbi Decker recalls philosopher Martin Buber, who wrote: When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.Ž At Kehillah Chadashah, she maintains, We strive to create a welcoming, accepting and spiritual communityŽ in a relaxed environment, where everyone is comfortable to ask questions, make suggestions, participate.Ž Reconstructionist Jews, the rabbi adds, view the Torah as the Jewish peoples response to Gods presence in the world„ and not Gods gift to us. Its an attempt to convince an entire people to view everyday life in a sacred way.Ž Recently, Tablet Magazine discussed Hillel the Elder, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaisms core teachings still resonates.Ž Hillel (c.110 B.C.E. 10 C.E.) is most known for his rhetorical question: If I am not for myself, who is for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?Ž (Ethics of the Fathers). Rabbi Decker maintains that helps guide her religious and secular lives. Despite her personal challenges, Rabbi Decker carries Hillels words and as Forrest GumpŽ might say, Disability is as disability does.Ž Mandarins Herb Drill is a career journalist (herbert.drill@ gmail.com).Congregation Kehillah Chadashah Rabbi Mona Decker received a Torah donated by Jacksonvilles Congregation Beth Shalom from Martin Levine (center), the ritual chairman and Rabbi Martin Sandberg.Participation in NFL Fun Friday was recently held at St. Joseph Catholic School. This Student Council sponsored event allowed the students to dress in their favorite NFL wears. The teachers and students decorated the classroom doors and hallways to give the school a feeling that the NFL was well represented. The favorite was our own hometown team, the Jaguars, with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming in second. Photos will be submitted to the NFL for their Play 60 grant. Both students and teachers had fun with this special day! St. Joseph celebrates NFL Fun FridayBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, third grade teacher, St. Joseph Catholic School

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Jacksonville, FL 32223Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295, across from Walmart Yoga den Yoga Den Studio First class FREE! with this ad Proudly serving NorthWest St. Johns & Mandarin for over 9 years!Get Started with Yoga Basics Sat. Oct. 1 1-4 pm This months movie review belongs to the long-awaited “ nale of the Harry Potter series, a mystical and magical actionpacked “ lm. On a distant coast somewhere in the United Kingdom, an elf has died and this is the start of the “ nal Harry Potter movie. The search for the horcruxes continues, as does the ways and means to defeat He Who Shall Not be Named, Voldemort. As a means to keep himself and his spirit alive, he has secreted pieces of himself in seven various hidden places. Destroying these items destroys Voldemort. Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it was previously; it is a battleground and one bright point is that now many are speaking his name What a wonderful summer of “ shing and shrimping we have had this year here on the St. Johns River. Whether you had set out to “ sh, shrimp or do a little of both, chances are you didnt come home with an empty cooler. Now you are left with the agonizing decision of how to prepare your catch. A search for recipes can always produce some wonderful ideas, but here are a couple of favorites that will be sure to satisfy your seafood cravings. Deep fried “ sh is a southern favorite. Breading, seasonings and “ sh types can vary, but the Movie ReviewHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Directed by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon. Review by T.G. Stanton.Rating: Great Movie, May See It Again (5 out of 5) and ready to face the “ ght that is coming. Many of the actors we have known and loved for years may be lost in this war and others will show a stronger side we never knew they had. As the battle rages on, the “ nal horcruxes are destroyed. When the end for Voldemort is expected, an additional hidden horcrux is revealed. In addition, as the war continues, some unexpected characters change sides and more of the supernatural and mythical characters join in the battle on the side of good versus evil. The end may be near. Daniel Radcli e won this character from the beginning; he made it his own and has maintained his portrayal throughout so many movies„as Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkahave these other actors, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, in addition to many others, who began as children and grew up in a “ lm. This movie was all that a “ nal “ lm should be. The action was exciting, mixed with several points of comedy. Hermione as Bellatrix was excruciating and funny at the same time, while Mrs. Weasley was a momma bear “ ghting for her family and the forces of good. This is and always has been a series about good versus evil and in this case the end has justi“ ed the means and brought great entertainment. Like everyone else, I would love more, but all good things must come to an end and this is the note to end on. frying method will be the same. First moisten your “ sh in milk or egg before applying them to your breading. A mixture of ” our, salt, pepper, garlic and other spices can be used to create your own ” avorful breading or a variety of pre-packaged seafood breaders can be purchased at your grocery store. Cornmeal, breadcrumbs, crushed corn” akes or crackers can be added for extra crisp or used by themselves to provide the coating that you desire. After coating your “ sh add them to your 350 degree fryer and wait three to four minutes for the coating to turn golden brown. The “ sh will usually ” oat to the top of the oil letting you know that they are done. Remove the cooked “ sh and drain the excess grease onto paper towels and you are ready to serve a fried “ sh dinner that will rival many restaurants. Like “ sh there are hundreds of ways to prepare shrimp, but again the favorite seems to be fried. To impress your friends and family with a home cooked fried shrimp dinner follow the frying instructions for deep fried “ sh. The only di erence is you must peel and de-vein the shrimp “ rst. Try a 50/50 mixture of your seafood breader and Panko bread crumbs for a crispier shrimp. An easy to prepare shrimp dinner that the kids will love is Shrimp Alfredo. Following a night of family shrimping (or a trip to the grocery store), peel and de-vein shrimp. In a sauce pan heat your favorite jar of Alfredo sauce and boil spaghetti noodles. Saut the shrimp in olive oil with garlic till the shrimp turn pink. Add the shrimp to the Alfredo sauce and let simmer for a few more minutes. Pour the sauce over a plate of spaghetti and you now have a new favorite meal. Remember that “ sh and shrimp can be kept up to a year when frozen solid in ice. So dont let those catches go to waste. Fishing Report: Shrimping has been great. Sea trout are at the Buckman and docks. Croakers and weak“ sh in holes. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com W W W WWWVisit our website:

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 Pumpkins with a PurposeShepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church & School’s6th View map & photos at www.sotwjax.com or call 904-641-8385 for more information. 904-209-1320 2758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues … Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7 Walk-In Special Never been oered before.No call-in or schedule in advance appointments ....walk in only. Cannot be combined with other oers. Both locations. Take a chance.....walk in and ask....if we have time available your in! (Oer valid September 15 October 15, 2011!) cialist is now at Panache! Now oering Goldwell Hiring talented Stylists461-9552 Rolling over, turning o your alarm and sleeping in for an extra hour instead of heading out for a morning run is too easy to do. Letting the day get away from you and opting for happy hour with friends rather than working out at the gym can be an easy out too … especially if youre running solo in your workout routine as daylight gets shorter and temperatures get cooler. Small Group Personal Training is the hot trend this season as individuals opt for a more cost-e ective, fun and engaging environment to meet their personal “ tness goals, dreams and aspirations. It doesnt matter if I used to be rich... when I was four. Johnstons FRM Feed Store had a 1cent bubble gum machine. While Mom selected perfect links of smoked sausage from the butcher, I “ lled my hands with rainbows of Chiclets gum. It was my own, personal gold mine really... the last penny candy dispenser when all the rest in town were 25 cents. Grocery store candy stands were no longer a temptation! I saved my hard-earned allowance and only splurged on gum at Johnstons. It was my “ rst lesson on the value of money: Shop for value, not instant grati“ cation. Two years later, I saved up until I could buy the last toy Id ever ask for... a Jem doll. Move over Barbie; Jem was rockin her way into every girls toy box in 1986. It took every last one of my pennies to buy Purposeful ParentingThe value of a dollarBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comEnergize your exercise experienceBy Contributing Writer Wes Greer, Owner, Fitness Togetherher at the local R Us. She was amazing! I loved her ” ashing, light-up earrings! For about two hours. The next day I gave her to my sister. Lesson two: Money doesnt buy happiness... unless you use it to bless someone else. Fast forward to sixth grade. Our class took a trip to Universal Studios and I saved $64 to bring with me. After a fun day of Back 2 the Future, Earthquake and Ghostbusters rides, I carefully chose my souvenirs in the (overpriced) gift shop. When I got home, I gave Mom, Dad and my sister their personalized mugs. I took out the swirly lollipop and the pencils I bought then looked up, puzzled, from my bag. Thats it?Ž I remember asking. Lesson three: Money sure does go quick; and doesnt always go far. Present day. Anytime strangers ask Andrew how old he is, hes proud to answer, Four. And Mom is 30.Ž These 30 years have brought times of “ nancial abundance and some lean years as well. The lessons I learned as a child on saving, budgeting and spending wisely have served our family well through both. What a blessing to gain experiential knowledge in the safe environment of a loving childhood home when the only consequence was an empty wallet! CNNMoney accuses Jacksonville residents of overspending„were reported to carry an average credit card debt of $5,115 per family„the second highest in the nation! We do our children a great disservice if we allow them to ” ounder “ nancially as adults instead of training them to spend wisely and within their means as children. Its been said that money is the root of all evil. Instead, Id like to think of money as a very revealing window into the state of the heart. Do we shop to feel happy, be accepted, get a “ x? Are impulse buys or budgetblowing purchases, your norm? If so, please consider what you are modeling for your family! Self-control and good stewardship are developed over a lifetime. Just like you work out regularly to develop physical strength, we must exercise discipline, good choices and patience to develop wise spending habits. There are a wealth of ways for children to learn good stewardship. I believe the “ nancial lifestyle you model is the most important. Helping children manage their own money„including mandating savings and allowing a few mistakes along the way„is equally important. Well make this a two-part article and look at practical ideas next month. Until then, help your children see that spending wisely makes cents.Ž you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, new mom, senior citizen or desk jockey, everyone can bene“ t from training in a small group setting. Whether you are getting started on a fresh workout routine or youre a seasoned “ tness veteran, establishing and maintaining consistent motivation can be quite a challenge. When you set up a support structure of working together with other individuals, you breakdown the common roadblocks of making excuses for yourself and never taking the “ rst step toward a “ t and healthy lifestyle. By incorporating a “ tness routine together with a small group of likeminded individuals, you become a part of something bigger than yourself … an environment that is packed full of “ tness motivation and encouragement. As the days get shorter and holiday to-do lists grow longer, staying active can become a thing of the past. To stay dedicated to working out, it is imperative to have a group of workout companions that you are scheduled to meet with consistently throughout the week. Your group counts on you to show up every workout and bring the enthusiasm needed to succeed in “ tness, together. Being accountable to a consistent workout time and having supportive workout buddies are the key ingredients to maintaining a successful workout program as the New Year approaches. Working out in a small group setting, there will be days when youll be the inspiration and there will be days when youll be inspired. Working out in small group is not about beating the person next to you. It is about exceeding your own potential one day at a time and encouraging those around you to do the same. Rather than surrounding yourself with bonbons and eggnog as the holiday season approaches, join a PACK of “ tness-minded people who value a healthy lifestyle to close out the year. Before you know it, your workout is over, youve burned thousands of calories and youve ful“ lled your need for socializing. As you embark on closing out 2011 and setting new lifestyle goals for 2012, energize your workout and your attitude with small group personal training. Enjoy pushing yourself to “ tness levels beyond your imagination, enjoy the companionship of working out with like-minded individuals and enjoy the accomplishment of looking better, feeling better and performing better. For additional information, please contact wesgreer@ “ tnesstogether.com. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comSarah Bailey, an environmental activist and former St. Johns County Commissioner, has been watching Jacksonville and St. Johns County development and water quality for many years. She will discuss the future welfare of Julington Creek and Durbin Creek at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. The event is part of the ongoing Third Thursday Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and the club. It is free and open to the public. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Bailey was recently honored by the Mandarin Museum and Activist to discuss future of Julington and Durbin CreeksHistorical Society as a Mandarin History MakerŽ for contributing to the preservation of Mandarins historical buildings and other property. She has been a leader in land preservation for more than 50 years, helping gain support for the protection of land, waterways, watersheds and wildlife in Duval and St. Johns counties. The Florida Wildlife Federation inducted her into the Florida Conservation Hall of Fame in 1999 and commended her role in preserving the Guana tract and portions of the Julington-Durbin Peninsula. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Societys History Makers award, please contact the society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net.

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Xperience is an enrichment program located at Fruit Cove Baptist Church, that gives adults 18 years of age or older an opportunity to experience life through learning, socializing, and community involvement. For more information, please call: 904-355-0155Xperienceƒ. Xperience the difference at The Arc Jacksonville! Timothy Tuller, the cathedrals organist and Canon for Music, will perform a concert of organ works on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Cathedral, located at 256 East Church Street in downtown Jacksonville. Selected will be Franz Liszts Fantasy and Fugue for organ, S259, Ad Nos, ad SalutaremŽ; Sonata For Organ in C Minor 94 PsalmŽ by Julius Reubke and Prelude to LorengrinŽ by Richard Wagner, arranged by LeMare. A reception follows the concert. For additional information, please call 356-5507. The Pumpkin Patch opens October 1 at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. The Patch will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. On Sunday, October 30, Mandarin Presbyterian Church (MPC) will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a milestone event appropriately named the Signature Event. It was on October 29, 1961 when 100 people gathered at the Mandarin Community Club to sign a charter creating the ” edgling church. Todays church, with nearly 2000 members, wishes to honor those 100 individuals who, with their signatures, stepped out in faith following Gods call to Lots of fun for children and adults! Ladies come join us for a study of the Gospel of John. Registration is now underway. CBS (Community Bible Study) meets Thursday mornings at Christ Church PCA, located at 9794 Old St. Augustine Road from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. while Duval/St. Johns County schools are in session. All are welcome. Childcare and childrens classes are available. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Please contact Sandy Mitchell at 7311452 or sandy.mitchell57@ yahoo.com for additional information. Mandarin United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Monday, October 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the churchs Chapel in the Woods. Saint Francis of Assisi, whose birthday is celebrated in October, was a friend to Gods creatures. In the spirit of Saint Francis, we thank God for animals, working animals and pets and the role they have in our lives. Dogs must be on leashes. Cats and other creatures must be in kennels or carrying cases. We will have a time for a blessing of each animal. For additional information, please call 268-5549. Are you divorced or separated? You dont have to go through it alone. A new session of DivorceCare begins October 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and will run through January 19, 2012 at Freedom Christian Fellowship, located at 3423 Loretto Road. Please call Freedom Christian Fellowship at 268-2244 or log onto www. divorcecare.org for more details. On Tuesday, October 18, Shalom Jacksonville is hosting a lunch and self-guided tour of Fernandina Beach. 29 South Restaurant on 3rd Street will serve a delightful three course lunch prepared from produce from the chefs garden and local farmers. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and tours are suggested before or after lunch. The restaurant is walking distance to the quaint village. The cost is $15 per person and includes gratuity. No transportation is provided. Invite your friends for a fun day! For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Make plans to attend the annual Fall Craft Festival at Mandarin United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the works of 100 crafters, including baby clothes and items, jewelry, hand-painted crafts, Christmas gifts, a childrens shop, baked goods and much more!Church hosts 50th anniversary Signature EventŽ for communityBy Contributing Writer Eddie Siceloff, Communications Director, Mandarin Presbyterian Churchestablish a Presbyterian church in Mandarin. From those “ rst 100 members, Mandarin Presbyterian Church has grown to be the largest Presbyterian church in all of northeast Florida. As anniversaries provide a welcome opportunity to celebrate treasured moments and memories from our past, throughout the summer months, MPC has been sharing brief glimpses from the church archives to cherish, chuckle at and, possibly, gain some insight into the church today. There have been newsletter re” ections as well as photo re” ections. In October, these archival moments will be expanded into weekly videos featuring interviews with “ ve of the charter members: Je Anderson, Clem Clark, Grace DuPree, Edna Jones and Carl Zart. On October 30, at 10:00 a.m., the true celebration arrives. The day will begin with a church-wide worship service featuring guests, special music and a focus on the past, present and future of the church. Following the service, everyone will gather on the lawn for lunch, hot o the grill, under a huge tent. On the grounds, there will be “ ve booths, one dedicated to each decade, at which those attending will relive or maybe learn about the past 50 years. Music, memorabilia, games, trivia challenges and even a dessert competition will “ ll the day with a little something for everyone whether they have been around for 50 days or 50 years. There will also be a history booth with old church directories, photos and other historic treasures. This special Signature Event will honor Gods blessings to Mandarin Presbyterian Church and the community by celebrating with family and friends. But more than that, it is planned as a milestone that will lead the church into the next 50 years, another Signature Event. For additional information about the event or to make plans to attend, please contact the church o ce at 680-9944. Meeting Saturday Bible Study: 10:00 am Worship Service: 11:00 am Meeting at Life Church 10584 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257www.cog7jax.org Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada. Apples and pears may keep strokes away. Thats the conclusion of a Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association in which researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white ” esh may protect against stroke. While previous studies have linked high consumption of fruits and vegetables with lower stroke risk, the researchers prospective work is the “ rst to examine associations of fruits and vegetable color groups with stroke. The color of the edible portion of fruits and vegetables re” ects the presence of bene“ cial phytochemicals such as carotenoids and ” avonoids. Researchers examined the link between fruits and vegetable color group consumption with 10-year stroke incidence in a population-based study of 20,069 adults, with an average age of 41. The participants were free of cardiovascular diseases at the start of the study and completed a 178-item food frequency questionnaire for the previous year. Fruits and vegetables were classi“ ed in four color groups: € Green, including dark leafy vegetables, cabbages and lettuces € Orange/Yellow, which were mostly citrus fruits € Red/Purple, which were mostly red vegetables € White, of which 55 percent were apples and pears During 10 years of followup, 233 strokes were documented. Green, orange/yellow and red/purple fruits and vegetables An apple or pear a day may keep strokes awaywerent related to stroke. However, the risk of stroke incidence was 52 percent lower for people with a high intake of white fruits and vegetables compared to people with a low intake. Each 25 gram per day increase in white fruits and vegetable consumption was associated with a 9 percent lower risk of stroke. An average apple is 120 grams. To prevent stroke, it may be useful to consume considerable amounts of white fruits and vegetables,Ž said Linda M. Oude Griep, M.Sc., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in human nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. For example, eating one apple a day is an easy way to increase white fruits and vegetable intake. However, other fruits and vegetable color groups may protect against other chronic diseases. Therefore, it remains of importance to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables,Ž she explained. Apples and pears are high in dietary “ ber and a ” avonoid called quercetin. In the study, other foods in the white category were bananas, cauli” ower, chicory and cucumber. Potatoes were classi“ ed as a starch. Previous research on the preventive health bene“ ts of fruits and vegetables focused on the foods unique nutritional value and characteristics, such as the edible part of the plant, color, botanical family and its ability to provide antioxidants. United States federal dietary guidelines include using color to assign nutritional value. The U.S. Preventive Health Services Taskforce recommends selecting each day vegetables from “ ve subgroups: dark green, red/orange, legume, starchy and other vegetables. Before the results are adopted into everyday practice, the “ ndings should be con“ rmed through additional research, Oude Griep said. It may be too early for physicians to advise patients to change their dietary habits based on these initial “ ndings,Ž she said. 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Previous students have commented that because of both the quality of instruction and its content, the course should be required for all boaters.Ž While not required of everyone, Florida Law does require that boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988 pass an approved boating safety course and carry the resulting Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card along with a picture ID. The course is held at the Stellar Building, located at 2900 Hartley Road in Mandarin, just o San Jose Boulevard next to Interstate 295. The class will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. $25 covers each students manual United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update Visit us online or in person By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8and it is just $5 more for a second family member. Call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci“ cs on the course and to register. We have added a Facebook page for the ” otilla and you will be a welcome friend.Ž We hope to shorten the lengthy address which I hesitate to list here, so “ nd us by searching on Coast Guard Auxiliary JacksonvilleŽ or use the familiar FŽ button on our website. That website remains chock full of boating information and links and we have renamed it Safe Boating JaxŽ to re” ect the essence of what we promote. Check us at www.safeboatingjax.com for area weather, tides, boating information and more. If you wish to join the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, please contact Charles Smith at 541-1660 and he will guide you through membership. We are also happy to perform free vessel safety examinations wherever your boat is located in Northeast Florida … on water or land. Go through the buttons on our website or email John Hadley at hadley.beverly@ yahoo.com to schedule a vessel examiner. 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Leadership is not lacking this year among the eight seniors on the team. Cari Broderick, middle blocker and Sarah Kane, setter, work together to ensure that they are on the same page. Communication is a skill that we focus on,Ž says Head The second annual WinnDixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters will be played at Dyes Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass from October 17 through 23. This Nationwide Tour event will feature many future PGA Tour golfers. Last years inaugural event featured the likes of Gary Woodland, Jhonattan Vegas, Brendan Steele, Chris Kirk and Keegan Bradley, all of whom have won on the PGA Tour this season with Bradley winning a major (PGA Championship). This years “ eld is highlighted by former Jacksonville University golfer Russell Knox, who won the Chiquita Classic earlier this season in Cincinnati. Knox is currently eighth on the Nationwide Tours money list. The top 25 on this list at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for 2012. Throughout the week of the tournament, there will be many events within the event such as the Nimnicht Putt to WinnŽ a Car Contest from Thursday through Sunday. Also on Thursday, October 20, there will be discounted prices on burgers and beer. On Saturday, October 22, all ticket holders for that day can receive a free pancake breakfast at the WinnDixie Pavilion. Sunday, October 23 is Winn-Dixie Family Day. At the hospitality area near the 18th green, there will be a face painter, character artist, games, prizes, mascots, ice cream and MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentCoach Tammie Talley. The main skill is serve and serve receive, but communication is important. The setter needs to know whos going to get the ball and what plays to call.Ž Working together is a vital part of volleyball and the team needs to stick together to be successful against top rivals. Our toughest competition in our district would have to be Sandalwood and Flagler Palm Coast, but for the Conference tournament, I would say Fletcher,Ž shares Talley. Area rivals Bartram Trail and Pedro Menendez were defeated in the Preseason Classic Tournament at Pedro Menendez and the Mustangs took a victory over Sandalwood back in September. Coming up, the Mustangs will host First Coast on October 3, Wolfson on October 11 and district rival Flagler Palm Coast on October 13. Junior varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. Coach Talley is also looking to host a Think PinkŽ tournament in October in honor of breast cancer and to support Mandarin High Principal Dr. Donna Richardson. Cross Country: Working with a younger group of kids this year, Coach James Shmitt is optimistic about this years cross country team. After graduating outstanding runner Eduardo Garcia, who signed with the University of Florida, the Mustangs have a solid group of sophomores and juniors to build with. Seniors Michael Aitken and Tyler Mowery lead the team during meets and in practice. Every day after school, the Mustangs get together for practice where they run an average of seven to 11 miles a day. Coach Shmitt likes to keep practice consistentŽ and keep things running smoothly just like he does with pre-race pasta dinners. This is a ritual performed the night before a race where one teammate volunteers to make pasta to feed the team. The carbohydrates are important for all of the runners and it is also a good time for the team to hang out and just relax. Racing against area schools does not prove too challenging, though. At the state level there is more competition. Miami Columbus has a strong team,Ž says Coach Schmitt. The Mustangs hope to keep up their intensity in the meets coming up October 8 at the Buchholz Bobcat Classic and October 15 at the Pre-State Invitational. Local Sports SceneStars of tomorrow to play in Ponte Vedra golf eventBy Chad Cushnirmore. Tickets are on sale at www. winndixiejacksonvilleopen.com. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will be donated to charity. College Football Notes October looks to be a tough month for the University of Florida football team. On October 1, the Gators host Alabama. The following week, they travel to LSU and then on October 15, they will visit Auburn. The Gators will get a week o before playing Georgia at EverBank Field on October 29. Florida State looks to have an easier road through October. They have the “ rst Saturday of the month o and then visit Wake Forest and Duke on October 8 and 15 respectively. The Seminoles close out the month with home games against Maryland (October 22) and North Carolina State (October 29). The Pioneer Football League championship could be on the line when Dayton visits Jacksonville University on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. These two teams shared the title last year because they had identical records and did not play against each other. The Dolphins also have home games on October 15 (vs. Morehead State) and October 22 (vs. Davidson). Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses!Call Today! 886-4919 Timely coverage of MHS Football on our High School Football Blog! www.mandarinnewsline.com

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Special guest for the evening was City of Jacksonville District 6 Councilman Matt Schellenberg. The evening was hosted by the Mandarin Community Club board and Events Committee who provided food and refreshments for members and their guests. Membership in the Mandarin Community Club is open to the community at large and should be of special interest to those who are residents of Mandarin. For more information, please call 268-1622 or visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org.Doug Baum, a former zookeeper, maintains a ranch of camels that he hauls to livinghistory events throughout the South. When he ventured to Corinth, Mississippi in 2009, he didnt realize a camel hadnt set a two-toed foot in the city since Old Douglas joined the Confederate camp 150 years earlier. And to everyones delight, Baum delivered Richard, a camel re-enactor to stage the scene of a Civil War encampment. How a 2,000-pound camel came to see action in the War Between the States begs a wisp of whimsy, but remains grounded on Mississippis hallowed battle“ elds. Je erson Davis, Secretary of War in 1852, believed camels tireless reserves, sure-footedness, lack of thirst and the ability to carry heavy loads would enable movement of troops and supplies between California and the western frontier. But, in the 1850s: nary a camel in the nation. Davis persuaded Congress to establish the United States Camel Corps and sent a procurement expedition to the Middle East. After numerous setbacks, bribes and negotiations, 33 dromedaries set sail, along with “ ve indentured Middle Easterners. Two months later, the “ rst camel caravan batted their long eyelashes at the surprised residents of Indianola, Texas. The enormous creatures trekked many days to reach their quarters at Camp Verde, 60 miles west of San Antonio. However, the Texas Army commander hated the beasts under his command and proclaimed, I would not give one mule for “ ve camels. They smell, upset the horses and mules, spit and have disagreeable personalities.Ž Few Americans at the time or today understand camel rearing and rarely keep the animals as pets. Doug Baums dromedaries are the exception and he lovingly cares for his clan. He admits the creatures are highly sensitive and easily insulted, then adds, They are sweet and gentle. If you treat them with fairness and remember they have motivations of Corinth: Footprints of a Confederate camel By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander their own„ they wont bite or spit.Ž By the late 1850s a hundred humps called Texas home. The beasts proved far superior to horses and mules on the treacherous, rocky slopes. Their feet had tough soles that needed no shoeing, they required little water and could live o the fat stored in their humps, and as a bonus--the mere sight of a camel scared o the Indians. The advent of the Civil War in 1861 radically transformed the mindset and priorities of the entire nation. Camp Verde vacillated under Union and Confederate control and the care and whereabouts of the camels grew lax. Apparently a camel named Old Douglas was stationed in Texas when the war erupted. Baum (having thoroughly researched the subject) believes a soldier simply snuck o with the creature and headed home to Mississippi„a feat which surely turned more than a few heads. Somehow, they made the lengthy trip and Old Douglas was given to Colonel W. H. Moore by 1st Lt. William Hargrove. Moore then assigned Douglas to carry the instruments and supplies of the 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regimental Band. Douglass “ rst active service commenced under General Sterling Price in the Iuka Campaign near Corinth. Old Douglas quickly attained legendary status by causing a stampede. However, Douglas endeared himself as a camp favorite, befriending young soldiers who proudly carried their new title, The Camel Regiment.Ž Douglas participated in the 1862 Battle of Corinth, a tragic day that ended with 12,000 casualties. Those soldiers are now remembered by The Grand Illumination, Corinths annual lighting of 12,000 luminaries on the battle“ eld and throughout historic downtown venues. The poignant scene emerges like Arlington Cemetery, rows and rows ablaze in ” ickering candlelight. Visitors are also drawn to the restaging of the encampment. Richard stars in the role of Old Douglas while Baum answers questions about camels in the Confederacy. Baum also appears in Vicksburg, Mississippi as did the Mississippi 43rd. The site saw 35,825 estimated causalities Old Douglas. Photo courtesy of www.bylandersea.com Brandy Snaps1 year old American Staffordshire terrier mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Jacksonville Humane SocietyMeet Brandy Snaps! She is a 1 year old American Staffordshire terrier mix and has been at JHS since April 2011. She is a very sweet and smart girl who loves to do tricks for treats. Won’t you please come adopt Brandy Snaps today!? from May 18 to July 4, 1863. During one of the skirmishes, a Union sharpshooter intentionally took down the adored mascot. Old Douglas is honored like other veterans with a marked grave in Vicksburgs Cedar Hill Cemetery. As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War unfolds, numerous stories arise from the battle“ elds: stories of bayonets and bravery, cavalry and civilians, generals and Johnny Reb, but the chronicles recount only one tale of a Confederate camel: Old Douglas, who served his country well. If you go: Grand Illumination and Encampment: November 12-13, 2011, www.corinth.net

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Perhaps the best and most desirable of them all is Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). An icon of lovely Southern gardens, this climber has it all … hardy lush greenery, delicate white scented ” owers in late spring to early summer, and rapid growth and coverage. Really, you need not read any further. Plant Confederate jasmine anywhere you need to improve the view and you are done. For the rest of us, there are many other vines to choose from depending on your need. The Mandarin Garden Clubs selection for the September Yard of the Month is Alice and Terry OConners unique garden inspired by one of the most famous and lovable Disney characters, Mickey Mouse. Like so many others, Alice OConner visited Walt Disney World many years ago, loved the enchanting experience and brought a piece of it home. Captivated with the ingenious imagination and the totality of the master plan behind Disneys world of entertainment, OConner began her fabulous collection of memorabilia that has expanded over the years into her home and garden. I was led through a hallway with Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the MonthBy Contributing Writer Celia Rehm, Mandarin Garden Clubwhite painted walls decorated with red Mickey Mouse memorabilia and through rooms with Mickey Mouse furnishings illuminated by Mickey Mouse “ xtures. Already in a happy state of mind, my mood lightened even more as I was handed a ginger ale in a Mickey Mouse glass and as I noticed the plates in the glass encased cabinets also re” ected a Mickey Mouse theme. Waiting in the backyard was the amazing and joyful main attraction. At the center of the yard is the 458 square foot Mickey Mouse design, molded with black heavy plastic, its head and shoulders “ lled with white rock contrasting sharply with the green landscape. Four wooden garden chairs stained in bright red, two with small Mickey Mouse face cutouts, sit atop of the rock shimmering in the sun. Glancing beyond the face, I detected Mickeys turfed ears sculpted from zoysia grass. The OConners have found the zoysia grass to be the best choice for the design due to its drought tolerant and pest resistant qualities. It is a “ ne turf that is trimmed with an old fashioned reel mower to maintain its shape. The entire backyard is an awesome display of color and contract. Numerous birds of paradise, sago palms, split leaf philodendron, canna lilies, Norfolk pine, Texas white hibiscus rose and sea grape are planted along the back and sides of the yard in a wide beds covered with black mulch. Adjacent to the back of the house is an attractive mixture of black and green elephant ears, among ferns and tall plantings of Texas white hibiscus rose. An inside border of tall palms accented by a Queen Emma cranium lily prominently frames the back of the yard joining side borders of colorful red impatiens, asparagus ferns, purple leafed succulent plants, Mexican heather and a variety of other plants. All is enclosed with wooden fencing lined with tall sprinklers designed to shower the garden from above simulating a rain-like pattern. The backyard is a labor of love for the OConners, who spend four to “ ve hours on the weekends and time in the evenings maintaining the existing landscape and nurturing new plants. Terry OConner, who is employed by Haskell Construction, designed and constructed the backyard as a tribute to Mickey, a beloved dog they lost in 2006. To make a Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the Month nomination or “ nd out more about membership, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.GardeningIs your landscape vertically challenged? By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Creeping “ g (Ficus pumila) is an evergreen perennial creeper that covers unsightly items such as concrete block rapidly and completely. If it is striking ” owers you want, then plant passionvine. Besides bearing ” owers almost too exotic to be real, the native passionvine (Passi” ora incarnata) also attracts butter” ies, both the black and yellow Zebra Longwing and the orange Gulf Fritillary. Other vines with beautiful ” owers include the pink ” owering Mandevilla (Mandevilla x amabilis) and the beautiful blue-” owered Sky Vine (Thunbergia grandi” ora). These are both tender vines that need winter protection or plant them in pots that can be sheltered over winter. A good perennial rambling vine for north Florida is Sweet Autumn clematis (Clematis terni” ora). It blooms here in late summer, producing a lush bounty of fragrant white ” owers visible even at night. Keep the roots shaded and cool and the vine itself in full sun and it will cover a shed in two to three years. Moon” ower vine, mentioned above, is an annual vine that also has scented white ” owers but these are huge, each bloom up to six inches across, as big as a saucer. As its name implies, the ” owers open in late afternoon and stay open until dawn. Plant this near an outdoor area where you frequently sit in the evening hours. There are many other choices, such as rambling Lady Banks roses (Rosa banksiae), striking Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra), yellow-” owered Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) and tendrilclimbing cross vine (Bignonia capreolata). Finally, a warning. Beware the beautiful, fragrant, Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). It is a rampant, extremely invasive plant that runs over woodlots and vanquishes natural areas. This is one vine to avoid completely. Mandevilla Thanks for readingMandarin NewsLine!

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What started as just an idea has grown into any exciting after school program at Loretto Elementary. Phillip Riley, a senior at Stanton College Preparatory and the president of the Stanton Robotics Team, attended a robotics tournament last year and discovered that there were no Lego League teams in any of the Jacksonville elementary schools. The FIRST Lego League In days gone by, it was a tradition to decorate the side of the barn with art or advertisements. It was a sight once familiar as you drove down country roads. Today those roads have become highways and the farms that once dotted them have become subdivisions of homes. That is why it was a pleasant surprise to recently see a red barn along Loretto Road decorated with a great big Florida State University Seminole logo painted upon it. It is hard to believe that autumn is just around the corner, but its time to start thinking about your fall decorations. The Pumpkin Patch at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church will o cially open on Sunday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m. Many families make this an annual event and visit the beautifully wooded 40-acre property to stroll around the lake, take family photos at various picture spots and then pick out the perfect pumpkins. This year marks the second annual Scarecrow Parade display with scarecrows from various community groups and local businesses. If your group or company would like to add to the parade, please contact the church o ce. Its a great way to raise awareness for your organization. The Wisdom Warriors: A FIRST Lego League at LorettoBy Contributing Writer Bev Pool(FLL) is a program dedicated to children between the ages of nine and 14 that presents a challenge (made up of several tasks) to be solved with a robot made from Legos that is designed, built and programmed by the children on an FLL team. The challenge always re ects a real world theme such as climate change or nanotechnology and requires the children, in addition to building the robot, to research the theme and even perform a skit (or something similar) that shows what they learned throughout the season. FLL provides a fun, creative, hands-on experience that encourages children to think like scientists and engineers and instills them with good character traits, such as self-con dence and creative thinking, which are so important in todays science oriented job world. Riley spent a lot of time researching what needed to be done in order to form a team. He then approached Christopher Begley, principal of Loretto Elementary School where Rileys mom, Gina Riley is a third grade teacher. With Loretto Elementary being a Science and Technology Magnet School, Begley agreed to allow Riley and the students to start a team. The team is called The Wisdom Warriors and meets twice a week after school. The focus this year is on food safety (the challenge is called Food Factor). The team will be building Fall is in the airThe pumpkins are coming!By Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran ChurchA new feature this year is a digital scavenger hunt, which allows visitors to explore the property and compete against friends and family to be the rst to complete the hunt! These are pumpkins with a purposeall proceeds from the Service member leaves his artistic mark on local barnBy Karl KennellThe show of collegiate support is the handiwork of Bryan Wright. He used the barn of his grandparents, Gladys and Richard Hornbrook, as his canvas. Wright is a 2006 graduate of Mandarin High School. After graduating he joined the Air National Guard. He currently is a Sta Sergeant serving with the 125 Fighter Wing stationed in Jacksonville. This mural is not his rst. In addition to the barn he has painted the squadrons logo at the Jacksonville base and the Defensor Fortis logo, which is composed Richard Hornbrook, Bryan Wright and Gladys Hornbrook.Mural cont. on pg. 4Team Wisdom WarriorsFIRST Lego League cont on pg. 15 Pumpkins cont on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 Whats 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. Fall in Love with Organic Values Fill your pantry without emptying your pocketbook. With value prices every day of the year, our 365 Everyday Value organic products make it easy for you to stock up on the best products for the best price. $15 offany $50 purchase valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted. PLU 30641 OFFER EXPIRES 10/31/11 www.wholefoodsmarket.com10601 SAN JOSE BLVD JACKSONVILLE, FL 904-288-1100 I-95 I-295 San Jose Blvd. With this coupon receive The 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Joan Hu man M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Each year the breakfast is held to honor the lives of those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one. This years breakfast will feature a survivor of domestic violence helped by Hubbard House as the keynote speaker. All funds raised from this event support the life-saving programs and services Hubbard House provides to victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the annual Chili Cook-o 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 (RT Publishing, Inc.) and VyStar Credit Union and Silver Sponsor SunTrust. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this great event or sharing your famous chili recipe by being a cooker, please contact Randy Thomas at 735-9088. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Children ages ve through 18 are welcome with an adult. This months guest will be Joe Frisco, who will be helping with our fall vegetable garden. We hope you will buzz by to enjoy this wonderful time in the garden! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 or 7385063 for additional information. This is an open invitation to all our Mandarin neighbors to come join in the celebration of our annual Festa Italiana at the Italian American Club, located at 2838 Westberry Road. This annual event gives everyone a chance to come and enjoy delicious homemade dinners, authentic desserts, music, laughter and fun for the whole family. This years Festa will be held on Friday, October 21 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome. The club will also be celebrating Columbus Day with our annual Columbus Day dinner dance on Saturday evening, October 8. Please call John at 262-5905 if you would like to attend or would like further information. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Mandarin Womens Club speaker on Thursday, October 27 is Carol Adams, former president of the Audubon Society. 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 October 22. 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 includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, October 19 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Lunch and a program will follow the meeting. The guest speaker for the program will be Betsy Snow, photographic artist, who will be discussing how to improve picture taking skills and results. The cost of the lunch is $15.50. Reservations are required by October 13. Please call 262-8719 for reservations or other information. 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For more information, please visit www. nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www.sagn .blogspot.com for meeting dates. Are you troubled by someones 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 on Saturday, October 15, at the San Jose Country Club from 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. for a PowerPoint celebration of the 130th anniversary of AAUWs founding in 1881 as the rst national organization working My rst two months in City Hall have gone by very fast. I have spent the time meeting city department heads, their deputies, studying the budget, meeting with constituents and lobbyists and attending special committee meetings. With serious economic challenges facing our city, I nd that I am very disappointed with the mayors lack of progress in putting the government together. Mayor Brown has the opportunity to appoint 70 people, including department heads and directors. I have met with many of these individuals and its easy to identify those that can and will move this city forward. As a small-business owner and manager of people, I realize that the mayor has a responsibility to let these people know if they have made the cut. Sixty-three days have passed since his installation plus another 43 days since he was elected and he still has not lled these crucial positions. An inside perspective of City HallCity Hall cannot operate in this environment. The mayor should focus on government operations and limit travel until the government is in place. While I agree with the mayor regarding the very poor state of the education system in Duval County and our need to improve the performance of our students, this is not his job. Maybe he should have run for the School Board or sought the Superintendents position. While there is clear evidence that education is very important to growth and jobs in the community, there are many problems and challenges inside City Hall that need his full attention now. A question I get asked a lot is, How can I get my voice heard? First of all, I have a very competent Council Assistant, Audrey Braman, who helps me manage the ow of emails, public inquiries, meetings, issues research, scheduling and committee assignments. We make a concerted e ort to respond to all emails and encourage you to contact us at any time. Please make sure you outline the issues in a succinct and thoughtful manner and we will do our best to help solve your problem. Yes, I get approached by lobbyist all the time; however, their in uence is not as impactful as yours. So, please let your voices be heard and know that I am always going to vote for whats best for Mandarin and the City of Jacksonville. Finally, the Redistricting Committee, of which I was a member, completed their assignment and sent their report to the Rules Committee, of which I am also a member. Im very pleased with the way the Southside and Beaches districts turned out; however, the north and west side districts still need improvement. In my opinion, they were drawn in order to ensure minority dominance, rather than being drawn based on commonality of neighborhoods. We, the Rules Committee, just completed the four public hearings regarding redistricting. The public was given an opportunity to speak at all four meetings. They expressed disdain for gerrymandering and concluded that the districts should be as compact as possible. I agree. Pray for our leaders. God Bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New continued from pg 3for equity for women in higher education and the workplace. Open to all interested in the history, goals and achievements of AAUW. For information and reservations, please call Susan at 642-7038 by October 12. 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. New Heights (formerly Cerebral Palsy of NE Florida) announces its rst annual Go for the Green Golf Classic. This years event will be held at the Ponte Vedra Beach Golf and Country Club, located at 254 Alta Mar Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach on Monday, October 10. The tournament, with a Scramble format, will begin with lunch at noon followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. An awards dinner will follow at the end of tournament play. All golfers will receive a Weekly Pass, including parking, to the 2011 Winn-Dixie Nationwide Golf Tournament to be held October 17-23, 2011. For more information, including individual player fees and sponsorship opportunities, please visit the website www. newheightsne .org and click on events or contact Joe Chimelewski, chief development o cer at 396-1462 extension 113 or by email at joec@newheightsne org.of a rattlesnake, skull, beret and KA-BAR, at his units station in Qatar during a recent deployment. Being a member of the security forces, he has laid a strong foundation for his planned future career. He has been attending Florida State College at Jacksonville to get his associate of arts degree in criminal justice while here in Jacksonville with plans to at-Mural cont. from pg. 1tend Florida State University to complete his education in criminal justice. That will have to wait a bit as he recently deployed to Southwest Asia on another tour of duty. While discussing his artistic bent, he attributed his talent to his great grandfather who had an artistic talent. Wright said, He gave me the itch. Art has always been something that interested me, not as a career but as something that is a lot of fun to do. We have no doubt that as Bryan Wright travels the world doing his service, he will be leaving a trail of other artistic endeavors for others to enjoy. Mandarin NewsLine YOURCommunity Newspaper editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 $15 off an October Yoga WorkshopALL CLASSES AT NEW LOCATION: 12276 San Jose Blvd. Suite 207 Jacksonville, Fl 32223 From the White House to the State House, to City Hall, budgets have been cut and programs lost due to the economic crisis that has a ected the worlds economy. School budgets have certainly not been immune to this downward budget spiral. This year, the Duval County School District faced a $91 million budget shortfall as a result of state budget cuts. This shortfall has been like hanging o a cli especially after the last three years has witnessed over $180 million in all of our schools budget reductions. The answer, even with the economic crisis, while never an easy one, really is priorities. When talking about our childrens future, nay even the future of this nation, our success lies solely in our commitment to education. The governor and State Legislature has sel shly and continually underfunded public educationresulting in art, music, physical education, guidance counselors and athletics all being on the chopping block. Again, and I have stated this a number of times, while money is not the answer, it is part of the solution. The Duval County school budget has been recognized nationally as one of the best managed in the country. Yes, we can manage a budget and as required by state law, we can balance a budget. But on whose back? The children? The Florida Constitution requires the state to provide an adequately funded, quality public education system. It has failed to do so for the past decade and longer. When you drop funding from over $8,000 to $6,200 for each of our students (FTE) over the last three years, the state has failed miserably in adequately funding public education. Florida ranks 50th among all states in per capita expenditures for public education. Because of reapportionment, the Legislature has already begun their committee meetings, preparing for an early legislative session in January, 2012. Thats three months ahead of the usual start of the legislative session. The governor has already begun preparing his budget for presenting to the Legislature and the House and Senate have also begun their deliberations on their versions of the budget. Please dont let them hurt our kids and teachers any longer! Now is the time, now is the opportunity to call or write the governor and State Legislators and tell them to put our children and teachers rst. You can contact your PTA and PTSAs; Save Duval Schools; and every other education partner and join them in their e orts to reach out to Tallahassee. Tomorrow may be too late. Below are websites you can visit to contact the Duval Delegation and Save Duval Schools. Duval Legislative Delegation: www.coj.net/Departments/ Duval-Legislative-Delegation.aspx Save Duval Schools: www. saveduvalschools.org PTA/PTSA: http://dccpta.org/ Did You Know? You can nd tools and resources for students to practice their reading comprehension on the Read It Forward website? Just go to http://www.duvalschools.org/ readitforwardjax/default.htm. Important Dates: October 3: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.: Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive October 5: Student Early Release Day October 19: Student Early Release Day October 28: Teacher Planning Day (No school for students) Thought for the Month: Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. Parker J. Palmer Baptist Health has announced that it made this years InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nations most innovative users of business technology, claiming a spot in the top half of the list this year. The 2011 list was revealed September 13 at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference in Dana Point, California. Baptist Health was recognized for its ongoing project, initiated in 2010, to bring an electronic medical record (EMR) to all ve of its facilities. The goal is to make patient care safer and improve patient outcomes. This endeavor, which involves installing new infrastructure, implementing software and providing comprehensive training to employees, involves a team of hundreds including information services, physicians and nursing sta as well as external business partners and software providers. Going fully digital is the future of health care, said Roland Garcia, senior vice president and chief information o cer of Baptist Health. Baptist Health is pleased to be recognized among the InformationWeek 500 for our initiative to create one electronic medical record throughout our system of four adult hospitals, one childrens hospital, a home health care agency and our network of more than 100 primary care and specialty physician o ces.Baptist Health earns ranking in top technology listThe federal government has mandated that all healthcare providers put electronic records in place, but Baptist Health was already at the forefront of this new age. Baptist Medical Center South was designed and opened as a fully-digital hospital in 2005. Now, all three of Baptist Healths community hospitals Baptist South, Baptist Beaches and Baptist Nassau are fully digital and using an electronic medical record. So are Baptist Home Health Care and many of the o ces within Baptist Primary Care. Baptist Medical Center and Wolfson Childrens Hospital have some EMR functions in place and will become fully digital in 2012, while all other locations are implementing signi cant enhancements. InformationWeek annually identi es and honors the nations most innovative users of information technology with its Top 500 listing and spotlights the power of innovation in information technology. For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology, said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. In this day and age, however, being innovative isnt enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This years ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators. Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/. patch support the churchs mission projects, both locally and internationally. The Pumpkin Patch is open from October 16 through October 31 and the hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information and maps, please visit www.SOTWJax.com or contact the church o ce at 641-8385Pumpkins cont from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Careriver garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG Now accepting new clients! 50% OFF (First time client special. Expires 10/28/11. ) De Javu Salon 268-4911 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd. www.dejavujax.com It wasnt just a bad idea, but a terrible idea. Fortunately, it died, but you can bet it will be back. In the 2011 Florida Legislature session, a bill was introduced to change Floridas constitution to lengthen the terms of state representatives and senators. House members would move from two year to four year terms and senators from four to six years. From a limit of eight consecutive years in o ce, the new limit would be 12 years. HJR 207 died in committee and would have needed a super majority of 60 percent of legislators and then 60 percent of the voters saying yes in the November 2012 elections. There is a chance this could come up again when the legislature meets in 2012. Notably, HJR 207 originated in the legislature, not as a citizen initiative. Term limits were approved by voters in 1992, becoming e ective in 2000, after all sitting members of the house and senate rst served eight years. The Ruling Class is always going to nd ways to perpetuate themselves.The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for August 2011. Statistics encompass both singlefamily residential and condo sales. Closed sales were up 1.5 percent year-over-year, coming in at 1,441 sales for the month. Pending sales popped in August, jumping 24.4 percent year-over-year to reach 1,744.Pollo Tropical is bringing its tropical sizzle back to Jacksonville with the second grand opening in Mandarin. Grand opening festivities took place on Friday, September 23. The opening included a tropical beach theme party, music and more. The rst 100 people in line received certi cates good for one Create Your Own Family Meal on their next visit. The Mandarin Pollo Tropical location features the same great marinated, grilled chicken and made-from-scratch sides the restaurant chain is famous for as well as table delivery, WiFi, real plates, original works of art that parody great masters, beer, wine, sangria and much more. Customers may dine in, take out or use the restaurants convenient Pollo on the Go drive through. On the menu are Jacksonville favorites such as the famous citrus-marinated grilled chicken, an assortment of signature sandwiches and a variety of wraps including the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, Classic Chicken Sandwich with Peppadew Sauce, Guava Pork BBQ Sandwich, Chicken Caesar Wrap and a Chicken Quesadilla Wrap and the new Chicken Avocado Club Wrap. Other menu items include savory roast pork, pulled and Political CommentaryEliminate pensions and health care for elected legislatorsBy J. Bruce RichardsonOne way to put a stop to professional politicians is to return them to being true citizenlegislators. With the exception of full-time local constitutional o cers, such as supervisor of elections or sheri all pensions for elected o cials should be eliminated. There is more than one Mandarin politician who has served in multiple o ces just to round out a state pension. The generosity of taxpayers has created and maintains a Ruling Class which has morphed from public servants to public trough feeders. A weak argument can be made for experienced politicians keeping a steady hand on the ship of state. A stronger argument is for constant turnover in public o ce, bringing in new ideas and fresh blood. When Harry Truman left o ce in 1953, there were no presidential pensions. President Truman spent most of his adult life as a local politician in Missouri, then as a United States Senator before the vice presidency and presidency. It wasnt until years after leaving o ce Congress noted the former president was living in near poverty. Finally, Congress created a much more reasonable-than-today presidential pension system. Thats when the troubles started; the gesture of taking care of a former president set the stage for every other o ce holder to want a pension, too. This helped create a Ruling Class which sees themselves entitled to life long care at taxpayer expense. Its time to go back to citizen-politicians. Taking away the most lucrative perks of o ce dramatically lowers the appeal of moving from one elected o ce to the next. Make sure elected o cials lose some of their creature comforts, too, like bevies of public payroll assistants and health care and you move more in the right direction. Mandarin has a good tradition of changing public o cials often at the ballot box. Some see this as a problem; truly enlightened voters see this as a huge plus against more politicians thinking they are indispensable when they should have gone home years ago.NEFAR announces August 2011 real estate sales resultsInventory in August was noteworthy, dropping 32.2 percent from a year ago to arrive at 11,167 properties for sale as opposed to last Augusts 16,464. The number of months supply of homes for sale also showed exceptional improvement year-over-year, dropping from 11.8 months last August to just 7.9 months this August; a 33.1 percent drop. A market is considered balanced when there is roughly a veto six-month supply of properties, indicating that northeast Florida is on the cusp of that normalcy. New listings were also markedly down, dropping 20.7 percent from 2,924 in August 2010 to 2,319 this August. Prices also rallied a bit in August. The overall median Popular restaurant opens second Jacksonville location in Mandarin served with sauted onions, Guava BBQ Riblets, Create Your Own TropiChop Bowls, grilled wings plus family meals and kids meals. The complimentary Salsa Bar is stocked with all the Pollo Tropical favorite sauces including the new spicy PoyoPoyo Sauce, Cilantro Garlic, Fresh Salsa, Salsa Fuego, Curry Mustard, Guava BBQ and more. Mix and match to your liking with these sauces that are available right at your ngertips. Pollo Tropical restaurants are known for their fresh, never frozen, open ame grilled chicken, marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic made from scratch side dishes. The rst Pollo Tropical restaurant opened in 1988 in Miami, Florida. Today, Pollo Tropical has more than 90 companyowned restaurants in Florida, New Jersey and now in Georgia. It also has three franchised locations at Florida universities and 27 franchised restaurants in Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras, Venezuela and the Bahamas. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! The Diamond of Your Dreams is Waiting.Let us nd it for you in the diamond capital of the world Antwerp, Belgium.We're going to Antwerp from October 9-14. If the gift of a diamond is something you are considering for someone you love, call or stop by for a brief appointment to discuss in detail any specic diamond you might be looking for. As your personal broker, I'll make sure that nding your exact diamond is easy and aordable. (across from Lowes next to GATE)880-3292 sales price was $138,000; a 2.2 percent increase over $135,000 last August. The $180,823 average sale price was 6.6 percent higher than last Augusts $169,658. The balance between traditional sales and lendermediated sales also moved in the right direction. Of the 1,441 sales for the month, 626 (42.8 percent) were lender-mediated while 835 were traditional. Last August, more than 51 percent of sales were lender-mediated. NEFAR President Dane Leslie says, August was a month of numerous positive indicators, sending a clear signal that we are on the path to a stabilized market with recovery now in progress. Check out our online community calendar at www.mandarinnewsline.com WOW!Shouldnt YOUR ad be in Mandarin NewsLine too?886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 OCTOBER IS FIRE SAFETY MONTH PUBLIC SAFETY FIVES SAVE LIVES 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 Herbal Link, organized for the enjoyment of the herbally interested, will have their fth Herb Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church, located at 6595 Columbia Park Court in the Greenland Business Park. The wooded acreage, with an eight acre lake, belongs to the church and is the perfect setting for a day in the country. There is lots of shaded space and a nice breeze o the lake with an air conditioned lake house, which is used for the herbal luncheon, demonstrations and speakers. Picnic tables, a circus tent, and 30 invited vendors, including handmade soap, pressed oral designs, bees and honey, Memorial Hospital was the only hospital in Jacksonville to receive an important distinction for the quality of care it delivers. Memorial was named one of the nations top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Only 405 hospitals, or 14 percent of reporting hospitals, received this key recognition. To be recognized as a top performer on key quality measures an organization must meet two 95 percent performance thresholds. Memorial was recog-This October will serve as the 24th annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM serves as a time to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one, honor those who have survived domestic violence, recognize the progress that has been made in reducing domestic violence and to recommit to ending this devastating crisis. Domestic violence a ects individuals of every race, gender and background. Last year there were 113,378 incidents and more than 200 deaths resulting from domestic violence reported in the state of Florida. Of those, 7,798 reports and ten deaths were from Duval County alone. Domestic violence is truly everyones issue and it will take a collaborative e ort involving our entire community to eliminate it. Our justice system and law enforcement must continue to work to hold o enders accountable and to protect victims and their children. In addition, business, faith and civic organizations, as well as health care providers, educators and human service professionals, must help raise awareness about the issue and help communicate that domestic violence is always unacceptable. Hubbard House, the certi ed domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, hopes you will take a few moments to consider the issue and remember those whose lives are affected by it. You can help raise awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, the need for prevention and the services that are available to victims and their families by participating in a DVAM activity. 2011 DVAM activities include: Purple Ribbon Campaign October 1-31: Northeast Florida law enforcement and other of- cials will receive purple ribbon pins to wear during the month of October in support of e orts to help end domestic violence in the community. Purple ribbon pins will also be distributed throughout the community at numerous awareness and fundraising events. Individuals are also encouraged to connect with Hubbard House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc or on Twitter at www. twitter.com/hubbardhouse and change their social media pro le picture to the Hubbard House Purple Ribbon pro le picture to October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthBy Contributing Writer Ashley Johnson Scott, Hubbard Houseshow their support for ending domestic violence. 31n31 October 1-31: Hubbard House will post on Twitter and Facebook 31 statistics and/ or blogs relating to domestic violence for the 31 days in October. Follow the posts to learn about domestic violence and share them with your friends, family, and co-workers to help increase awareness. To receive Domestic Violence Awareness Month 31n31 tweets, posts, and blogs, follow Hubbard House on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ hubbardhouse and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc. Go Purple Day October 5: Go Purple and show your support for ending domestic violence! In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hubbard House asks the community to Go Purple by wearing a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon or by hosting an activity or collection drive to bene t victims of domestic violence. 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast October 5, 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.: The 17th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Joan Hu man M.D., Mrs. James S. Taylor and the Weaver Family Foundation, will be held Wednesday, October 5, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. Each year the breakfast is held to honor the lives of those who have survived domestic violence and to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one. This years breakfast will feature a survivor of domestic violence helped by Hubbard House as the keynote speaker. All funds raised from this event support the lifesaving programs and services Hubbard House provides to victims of domestic violence and their children. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. For more information on all Hubbard House Domestic Violence Awareness Month events visit www.hubbardhouse.org or contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@ hubbardhouse.org. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the Hubbard House 24-hour hotline at 3543114 or (800)500-1119. Hubbard House can help. Hospital earns Top Performer status nized for achieving these thresholds for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. This is a real tribute to our entire sta and our physicians, says James B. Wood, Memorial Hospitals president and CEO. We are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients and we are proud that the Joint Commission recognizes this. This is the second important Quality Care honor Memorial Hospital has received in the last two months. In August, Memorial was named a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital.A Celebration of Herbs 2011 is coming soon!unique yard art in clay, metal and wood, seasonings, jellies, jam, vinegars, nature photography, herbal cards, herb books, herb plants and vegetables round out the event. Speakers will be covering worm castings, Antique Roses, container planting with herbs and questions and answers on herb growing. Demonstrations scheduled include making herbal bread in a bag, making pesto, horseradish and horseradish cream and opuntia (prickly pear) cactus relish. An herbal luncheon will be served throughout the day in the Lake House. Each year we have new herbal recipes along with our old standbys that are requested from customers past. A sample of some of the food this year includes black bean soup, creamy potato soup with arugula, pesto, pesto, terrine, dilly orzo salad, lavender spice carrot cake, rosemary, lavender and lemon verbena shortbreads, chicken broccoli salad with mango chutney dressing, quinoa and herbs salad, dried fruit salad with feta, pine nuts, couscous with lemon/ oregano dressing. The luncheon is served a-la-carte and we do serve lunch to go. A church donation of $1 per adult at the gate is suggested. For additional information, please contact Linda Cunningham at 725-3106 or email her at locun@juno.com. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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Sat 9am-6pm The excitement of a new season is in the stores and we shoppers are so enthusiastic to buy and wear the new stu butwe still have weeks of summer left on our calendars! So, layer those lightweight pieces by using a deeper more autumnal color palette. Team up a pretty fall print chi on blouse with some buckle detail at the waist. Wear the new colors in tops and tees found at the mall with your shorts; yes, thats very European! Later, layer patterned leg wear under those dark linen shorts for more great looks for early fall! Now, the meat and potatoes of the fall look. I interviewed my niece for this segment its kinda like if you want your electronics xed, talk to a 15 year old! She screamed lots of denim! Apparently it takes multiple pairs of jeans to round out a wardrobe these days. Skinnies and their close cousin the jegging are still going strong. There also are more wearable interpretations of jeans out there like boot cut and boyfriend jeans which are now classics. There is denim free-for-all, anything goes-thing going on; gals are buying for brand and t and these two factors having a greater emphasis than price point. Women Girls Inc. of Jacksonvilles is hosting its Daddy Daughter Dance on October 1, 2011. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The event, a ectionately known as the Daddy Daughter Dance, is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida, said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown, and how it is become a tradition in many families. Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 500 The Jacksonville Regional O ce of Catholic Charities Bureau of the Diocese of St. Augustine will host the eighth annual Festival dVine wine tasting event on Saturday, November 5 in San Marco Square of Jacksonville from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Festival dVine will feature more than 300 amazing wines and fabulous food from many area restaurants including Akels Deli, bbs, Burrito Gallery, Carrabbas Italian Grill, Chew, Havana-Jax, Mojo BBQ, Orsay, Stonewood Grill, Sweet Petes, Taverna, The Loop and Tres Leches Desserts. The evenings musical entertainment will be provided by Freudian Slip. Wines tasted will be available for purchase at a discount. This years vintner is Foley Family Wines. All proceeds from the fund-Fashion UpdateFall 1is at the mall! By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsare always on the quest for the perfect pair of jeans! Then take the denim subject one step further: colors. A girl must have black jeans to dress up her life and some khaki ones to dress down in, but dont stop there; preview the lipstick red and pink jeans at the mall! Then an old worn-looking denim vest is a must to throw over your new expensive gauzy print lady-like dress to give it an edge for a luncheon. Drag out that denim skirt and top it o with a faux fur jacket for a new now look! Watch layering denim on denim; be sure the washes are contrasted. All this said and done, the consumer is passionate about denim and it seems like we cant have too much. Here are some shopping tips: High-rise Flares these are a perfect complement to a long, lean shape. Skinny Jeans are for curvier shapes they bring femininity to this shape. Wide Legs these look best with a shorter top-just touching the waistband. A spokesperson for The Gap says nothing looks better than denim trousers with a blazer and high heels. Another tip from my sister-in-law: Google or zappo jeans for women. Theres some great real women cuts with real natural waist lines out there! Denim trousers or a denim skirt with a owing top is right now for us Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! We can look stylish and still bear the heat of September. More Florida stu is the crochet-style sweaters and ponchos. These may be in the swimwear department right now as cover-ups but layer them up; they can be a great outer wear piece. Another easy fall statement piece is the new loafer top shoe. The vamp front looks like the loafers that were a musthave shoe before you started high school, but the heels are now over-the-top high. These good looking shoes are made of calfskin in a rich black and they also come in a smart at heel versionthe at version being a just right accompaniment to those shorts mentioned above! Buy a top handled smart looking lady-like purse and you have o cially joined the ranks of Fall 1. Watch for Part Two of this topic in the November issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Daddy Daughter Dance is right around the corner!dads and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddy-daughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ Danny, professional photograph, silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night. Girls Inc. is a nonpro t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes after school, summer and outreach programs in NE Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dances, visit www.girlsincjax. org or call 731-9933. To register for the dance, visit www.DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com.Catholic Charities hosts eighth annual Festival dVineraiser will go to bene t families in crisis. Catholic Charities provides emergency assistance helping families avoid homelessness. The agency serves without regard to spiritual and religious beliefs providing more than 40,000 services to more than 5,000 families in the community each year. Tickets for Festival dVine are $75 per person or $50 per person for Junior Patrons, ages 21 through 35. For additional details or to purchase tickets, please visit www.ccbjax.org or call Diane Powers at Catholic Charities at 354-4846, ext. 227. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Unlimited Classes Free Uniform No Contracts Tiger Martial Arts 904-288-9010 Bully Proof!Self-Awareness Self Defense Safety Awareness

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Oer Expires October 31, 2011 Must present this coupon at time of service. Injectable llers include Juvderm Juvderm XC, Restylane, Perlane, Prevelle and Radiesse. Minimum Botox treatment is 20 units. Cannot be combined with any other discount or special offer. Limit one per person. No cash value. Offer good only at the PVPS Mandarin location. COUPON CODE: CO Brian E. Floro DMD, PAGeneral and Family DentistryExams and Cleanings Placing and Restoring Dental Implants Crowns and BridgesVeneers and Teeth Whitening Clear Braces with ClearCorrectLocated in the Memorial Imaging Center Corner of Loretto Road and San Jose Blvd. www.florodental.comPreferred Provider of Most Major Dental Insurance Every concert I get to perform in is always an amazing opportunity for myself and my peers to demonstrate everything we have worked on and showcase our talents, said Zachary Herrin, a senior instrumental major at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (D.A.). Luckily for him and his fellow instrumentalists, there are two upcoming opportunities: The Wind Symphony Bene t Concert and the Fall Band Concert. Both performances will take place in the D.A. Theater at 7:30 p.m., the former on October 6 and the latter on October 11. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Said instrumentalist William Hentschel, What makes these concerts special is getting to see how far [the band] has come; to get up on the stage and show everyone your hard work and give back to the community all thats been given. At the concerts, the symphony will be playing 12 di erent pieces, all ranging in di culty and style. Styles will include contemporary, traditional chorals, Celtic, romantic classical, marches, folk, ragtime and Jewish wedding music. Mitchell Kuhn, who plays the oboe and English horn, described the concert as, [serving] a very important function for the band. The preparation for the rst concerts is used to teach new students how things work in the band program and serves as a focusing lens for the bands sound and functionality. However, these upcoming concerts are more than just a way to get new students into the loop; it will also serve as a practice round for when the Every once in a while, I have caught a unique lm presentation at the 5 Points Theatre in the Riverside area. They usually have a very limited run and are not the blockbusters one expects to see in the multi screen venues across town. Rather, they are selected from what might be considered some of the best in lm production. The theatre itself is also unique. Built originally in 1927 and known then as the Riverside Theatre, it was constructed to be able to accommodate live theatre as well as the new lm genre. This was done in case no one wanted to attend the new talkies! I was given to understand that it was also the rst building in the area to be air conditioned! Now the 5 Points Theatre is embarking on another adventure. Mike and Jack Shad, the current owners of the building are leasing it to Tim Massett and his wife and partner for this venture, Shana-David Massett. They plan to return to Jacksonville to reawaken the facility with some renovations that will make this a very special place to enjoy some outstanding movies as well as live productions. The Indulge in the citys sweetest celebration at the seventh annual Halloween Doors and More extravaganza. This event will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, offering an appetizing assortment of entertainment, activities, lovable characters and food. The adultsonly Opening Night Party will tickle your fancy with dueling pianos and much more on Thursday, October 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. All proceeds bene t Community PedsCare. Community PedsCare is a program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, in collaboration with Wolfson Childrens EncoreExciting happenings at 5 Points TheatreBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityupgrades will include installing a larger screen, comfy seats and acoustic improvements. A full kitchen will also be installed to accommodate seat side service from an expanded menu of house prepared specialties. Add to this some unique brews and wines and where could you nd a better place to watch a movie? All this will take money! A fund drive is underway to raise a minimum of $95,000 needed to achieve these goals. It is o to a great start. Contributions on various levels are available and receive bonus tickets for upcoming events. In the meantime, presentations continue. In addition to specially selected and scheduled movies, 5 Points Theatre is one of the hosts for the Jacksonville Film Festival. Among the many other participants are the Cummer, the San Marco Theatre, MOCA, Theatre Jacksonville and Jacoby Hall. The mission of the Jacksonville Film Festival is to provide entertainment, educational opportunities, programs and events that enrich the arts and the culture of NE Florida, while inspiring a new generation. Membership is available with special bene ts and discounts. The next series of presentations are currently planned for October 13 to 16. The o erings at 5 Points are scheduled for October 15 and will include World Shorts at 10:00 a.m., and Florida Shorts at 12:00 noon, in addition to Breaking and Entering at 2:00 p.m., El Traspatio at 4:00 p.m., Everyday Sunshine at 6:30 p.m., A NY Thing at 9:00 p.m. and I am Bish at 11:00 p.m. All this in addition to regularly scheduled movies! For additional information on the Jacksonville Film Festival, including times, subjects and locations, you can call 8589889 or visit the web at www. jax lmfest.com The 5 Points box o ce can be reached at 359-0047.Youth Arts UpdateInstrumentalists prepare for prestigious clinicBy Danielle WirsanskyD.A. Wind Symphony attends the Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference held annually at McCormick Place West in Chicago. A clarinet player, Kristen Brightwell said, This is the rst time the band has been invited to go to the Midwest Clinic in many years and that adds a special excitement to this rst performance. We are striving for a great performance in December and the concert that is coming up will provide the people of Jacksonville a view of what we are doing in order to get there. Those who choose to go to all [the concerts] will be able to see where we started compared to where we will be in December. The journey is going to be long and this is giving people the opportunity to watch us grow along the way. To be selected for the clinic, bands go through a highly selective process the year before in order to be invited to perform. Each symphony plays a mixture of new and old pieces. Said Kuhn, Our fall concerts are serving a much more severe purpose. While most large band festivals and conventions are in the spring, this convention is in December. So, we have to get more than the entire years playing experience into a few months. All the instrumentalist students are excited and ready to perform. Herrin concluded, I am honored to be a part of the rigorous music making process at Douglas Anderson and my goal is to share that same energy that I have for this program and transfer it to everybody that is willing to listen. Halloween Doors and More brings sweet treats to childrenHospital, Nemours Childrens Clinic and the University of Florida Jacksonville. Established in 2000, Community PedsCare provides palliative and hospice care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is at the forefront of childrens palliative and hospice services and its Community PedsCare program serves as a model for other organizations across the country. The 2011 Halloween Doors and More event chairs are Lyn Gabrielsen, Devon Witt and Ritika Fedewa, with Julie and Pat Devlin serving as honorary chairs. The Opening Night Party is being hosted by the Halloween Doors and More chairs as well as Ansley Blakley, Rosa Maria King, Paige Robbins and Beth Tresca. More information about Halloween Doors and More, including ticket and sponsor information, is available at communityhospice.com/HDM. Why wait for the mailman? View our digital edition online at www.mandarinnewsline.com

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Duval October 5-8, 2011 SeekingA GREATBabysitter?$10 o your 1st Babysitting Event Use Coupon Code Creekline Remember when you were ve years old and a countless number of people commented on how adorable you looked in your Halloween costume? Now those days are over; youre trying to get through school, battling acne and want to be called anything but cute. You also know that you dont want to spend Halloween night handing out candy to trick-or-treaters or staying inside only to watch Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown for the millionth time. So where exactly can a teen go to get so scared they jump out of their skin? Of course there are several haunted houses all over the United States with enough special e ects to make you scream for weeks. However, some of the most spine chilling events are only a few minutes away just waiting to make your blood curdle. Many horror fanatics would say that the key to scaring the wits out of someone lies in the element of surprise. They would also say that high quality special e ects, a realistic atmosphere, trained actors and enough gory props to ll an entire gymnasium are essential for a terrifying haunted house. Night Terrors, one of the best haunted houses in America, according to americasbesthaunts. com, does far more that meet these requirements. For example, one of their attractions, Madhouse, follows the theme of a mental institution gone awry In October, the Jacksonville Symphonys lineup reveals a fascinating variety of American artists and popular music, as well as music of the Americas. On September 30 and October 1, its a tribute to the great American jazz icon Lois Armstrong and the sounds of New Orleans. Byron Stripling headlines a fantastic evening of phenomenal trumpet playing and vocals. Stripling brings a unique passion and style to The Northeast Florida Conservatory will celebrate their rst anniversary with a music festival to be held the weekend of October 14 through 16. The festival will begin with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. with a ballroom dance demonstration with music by the Conservatory Jazz Band. Saturday, October 15 will be lled with musical and theatrical performances from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Performances include the Jacksonville Suzuki Strings, pianists, vocalists, theatre and a drum line. This festival day will end with a performance by the Conservatory Community Orchestra. There will also be a market show with vendors selling their treasures; food and beverages will be available. Events on Friday and Saturday will be held at the Northeast Florida Conservatory Youth SceneBlood, guts and gloryBy Megan Crawfordallowing others to come face to face with the asylums patients and surgeons as they witness the cruelest treatment methods known to man. More information about Night Terrors and its attractions can be found at nightterrorshauntedhouse.com. Most people can agree that just the thought of being in a haunted house is intimidating, especially for those who havent yet worked up the nerve to go into one. Victoria Dees, a high school junior, has been to several haunted houses, but the one that scared her most was Warehouse 31. According to Dees, the haunted house begins before you enter and continues long after you exit. They have people dressed in costumes waiting for you outside just keeping you on edge. Its not really over until you get to your car, she shares. If thats not nerve racking enough, imagine what its like inside. According to Dees, There were strobe lights, fake bugs all over the place, music, screams It was really, really intense. It feels like it never ends. What was the scariest part you ask? There was this one part where youre walking down the hallway with strobe lights at the end, and there are all these fake cockroaches everywhere. It looked like they were really alive. Sounds like a nightmare come true. Whether a person loves being scared to death or is simply looking for something new to try, haunted houses are hairraising places meant to demolish ones comfort zone. Who knows? They could frighten you enough into coming back for more. Anniversary celebrated with music festivalof Music on San Jose Boulevard. Festival weekend will conclude with performance by the Conservatory Community Concert Band at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at the All Souls Church on Hartley Road. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization founded a year ago by the Executive Director Richard Dickson and serves all of Jacksonville and surrounding counties. Programs and music lessons are available for all ages on all instruments. The faculty consists of professional musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony and local colleges. Programs and classes in private lessons, theatre, ensemble/playing, performance and music theory are available. Proceeds from the anniversary music festival will go towards scholarships and nancial assistance.Symphony o ers exciting fall showsBy Contributing Writer Paul Witkowski, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Satchmo classics such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Aint Misbehavin, St. Louis Blues and the uproarious Minnie the Moocher. On October 6 through 8, the Jacksonville Symphony will be joined by the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet in the Concierto Andaluz by the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo. Popularly known as the LAGQ, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet is one of Americas premier instrumental ensembles, continually setting the standard for expression and virtuosity. The concert is part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Masterworks Series. Art Walkers take note: The members of LAGQ will give a free Art Walk performance in the MOCA Jacksonville auditorium during the October 5 Hispanic Heritage Art Walk at 7:00 p.m. On October 13 and 14, The Jacksonville Symphony combines the music of Frank Zappa, Astor Piazzolla and others with choreography. The program Music and Dance features guest dancers from Jacksonville University and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The October 13 performance is part of the innovative Fusion Series, followed by the October 14 performance on the Mayo Clinic Co ee Series. The bedrock of 1950s American pop culture was television. On October 21 and 22, the Symphony pays tribute to that magical decade in The Golden Era of Black and White with hit theme songs and melodies sung by Sharon Wheatley, Farah Alvin and the voices of Chapter Six. The concert is part of the Fidelity National Financial Pops Series. Advertise Now! 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 SCRAPBOOK 12276 San Jose Blvd Suite 701 Jacksonville, FL 32223 www.enchantedscrapbook.com (904) 647-6772 Come Scrap Your Stories! W e can help you preserve your memories! From the beginner to the advanced scrapbooker, we have what you need! Located in the heart of Mandarin on San Jose Blvd just north of the Julington Creek Bridge. Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase The events surrounding the Homecoming Dance are always the buzz of a new school year at Mandarin High. Homecoming Week kick-started the festivities, occurring this year on the week of September 19 to 23. Students enjoyed dressing up for Dynamic Duo Day on Monday, Decade Day on Tuesday, TV Show Day on Wednesday, Hawaiian Day on Thursday and they showed o their Mustang pride on Friday, Spirit Day. On Friday, each class wore a di erent school color at the Hawaiian-themed Homecoming pep rally in preparation of the Homecoming game played later that night. The Homecoming game was played against Flagler Palm Coast High and was expected to have an amazing turn-out as students anticipated the Homecoming Dance. The dance took place on Saturday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. at EverBank Field. Tickets for Homecoming went on sale for $50 early in September and in the following weeks, students went to work planning their out ts and hairstyles and arranging their transportation to ensure that this years dance would be the one to remember. A new school year also means a new production brewing in the drama department. This year, the Drama Club will be performing the musical Annie with junior Sydney Norris playing the lead role of Annie For the fourth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-ortreaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving overseas. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 from Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, November 4 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each Micanopy, Florida is a little town that lays just a hair south of Gainesville, exactly an hour from the First Coast as the crow ies. Buy before I go on to tell you their tale, you have to get straight rst the pronunciation of this town: it is Mick-a-nopee. The general population of Micanopy is approximately 700 folks. But that being said, this town has a huge history both documented and folklore. According to the truth, Micanopy was the rst distinct United States town in Florida. It was originally a Seminole village called Cuscowilla and was visited by the exploring naturalist William Bartram in the late 1700s. Bartram wrote so favorably about the fertile lands in the regions that settlers arrived in the region to ultimately form the town proper. In the mid-1800s, settlement began in earnest after Spain ceded the territory with two forts located in the area, MicanopyA happening place for Halloween!By Donna Keathley rst Fort De ance and then Fort Micanopy. Micanopy was the name of a Seminole Indian Chief and the area was home to some of the bloodiest battles of the Second Seminole Indian War. The little towns main drag called Cholokka Boulevard is home to a very cool historic district with some pretty interesting antique stores. The town has many homes that have been restored and it boasts an array of historic landmarks. The Micanopy Historical Society Museum is the place to start and then you can go antiquing or eat a bite at one of their casual eateries. If you are so inclined, you can stay at one of the two Bed and Breakfast facilities in the area. Folklore has it that in the early 1900s Micanopy was the winter home of wandering gypsies who practiced witchcraft and magical activities. This passed-down version of the towns history gives Micanopy a great background for the celebration of Halloween as we millennium folks know it. Therefore the citizens of Micanopy have perfected this Halloween celebration into a fabulous event called the Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival. Cholokka Boulevard comes alive over Halloween weekend as its the happening place for the fall festival. Its packed with over 200 local and regional artists, crafters and musicians who participate in the festival. The quality of the show and its vendors ranks very high to the buying public. The main stage located mid-way through the event plays host to a variety of good time music throughout the two days of the festival. Also, on Saturday afternoon its the home of the famous old time auction which is enjoyed by all in attendance. This year the 37th annual Micanopy Fall Harvests Festival will be held Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Saturdays hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Directions to downtown Micanopy: From Gainesville, go south onto Highway 441 to the blinking light where you turn right onto Cholokka Boulevard. Please visit www.micanopyfallfestival.org for more information. Photo courtesy of www.micanopyfallfestival.org.MHS HappeningsStudents enjoy HomecomingBy Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentthe orphan. The cast members rehearse every Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in preparation of the rst performance on November 2. They will be performing from November 2 through 5 and the Mandarin community will not want to miss it! Seniors also have more than their fair share of goings-on this month. The senior panorama photo will be taking place on October 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Also, for seniors taking the SAT or ACT tests, the next two SAT test dates are October 1 and November 5 and the next two ACT test dates are October 22 and December 10. Both tests can be taken at Mandarin High School for about $50 with a printed out receipt. Seniors, make sure to sign up early in order to send your scores to the colleges of your choice in a timely manner. Finally, the following college visits will be taking place at school this month. Remember to stay informed of application deadlines. St. Leo: October 10 at 8:00 a.m. U Mass: October 12 at 8:00 a.m. Stetson: October 13 at 10:45 a.m. UCF: October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Rice University: October 14 at 8:00 a.m. Washington University at St. Louis: October 28 at 8:30 a.m. Halloween candy buy back event announcedpound of candy (10 pound limit) brought in. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that will be included in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements. Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care. For more information, please visit www.krantzdentalcare.com.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Dr. Carlson has over 25 years of experience dealing with the unique dental conditions that occur in a mature adult. He focuses his treatment to provide the best possible care options for long-term health, using only the very highest quality materials and techniques that will last and also provide superior function and appearance. He will help you to look good, feel good, chew better, sleep better, be ac tive, be independent, and live your best life! CARLSON DENTAL GROUPWhere Seniors Specialare Call 904.302.8233 Today www.CarlsonDentalGroup.com13241 Bartram Park Blvd., Building 1700, Jacksonville, FL 32258 For our patients 60 & over:15%Discounton all treatmentsFor patients without dental insurance only. Not valid with any other oer. Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. Youll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve at a pr ice you can afford. NO BUY IN! NO ENTRANCE FEE! CALL TODAY! (904)292-268311501 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258THECOVES@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG For more information or to visit, call toll-free today!1-866-983-1984 INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING MEMORY CARE SmartArtCreative expression makes me feel alive and inspired! 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Rockapella, a pop vocal group that melds rock music with a cappella singing, will be the featured entertainers at this years River Garden Foundation Gala. The groups astonishing full-band sound is achieved using no musical instrumentsjust the voices of ve guys with microphones who create an amazing blend of music. The 19th annual Gala will be held Saturday evening, November 12 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. The event will be co-chaired by Dorothy Verstandig and Maxine Romo and SunTrust Bank will again serve as Premier Gala Sponsor. SunTrust is pleased to serve once again as title sponsor of the River Garden Gala and support the organizations important work in caring for seniors in the Jacksonville area, said David Mann, president and CEO of SunTrust North Florida. We share River Gardens commitment to the community and dedication to providing clients with outstanding service and care, Mann continued. Our mission is to help people and institutions prosper and we value our partnerships with organizations such as River Garden that make our community an even better place in which to live. The Gala is the Foundations major annual fundraising event in support of River Gardens mission to serve the entire communityrich and poor alikewith caring and excellence. Rockapella will rock the evening with a sound that artfully melds rock and a cappella. The group is best known in the United States as the innovative entertainers whose clever wit, shtick and tunes were heard on the PBS smash hit show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The 10 million kids and their parents who tuned in during its heyday from 1991 to 1996 created a powerful family base for the group. A dozen men have belonged to Rockapella since Mission Possible: A rockin eveningits inception. People have a hard time believing its just us making all of that music, says Scott Leonard, a group member since 1991. The black-tie evening will also feature cocktails, a silent auction, dining, dancing to the sounds of the Murray Go Connection and lots more. Since 1993, the Galas have raised more than $2.6 million for River Gardens frail elderly. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $15,000 and regular individual ticket prices begin at $250. The theme of this years event is Mission PossibleElegance and Intrigue, and organizers would like to make it possible for those ages 40 and under to attend in greater numbers. Toward that end, a new category of Junior Patron tickets will now be available at a cost of $175 per person. All proceeds bene t River Garden residents. More than 50 percent of River Gardens residents receive Medicaid and the home must raise approximately $1.3 million a year to make up the di erence between the cost of care and the amount received from Medicaid. Without the philanthropic support of our caring friends and members of the community, said development director Kathy Osterer, we would be unable to maintain the standards of quality care that enable our residents to live with dignity in a safe, caring environment. For more information or reservations, call Kathy Osterer at 886-8430, email kosterer@ rivergarden.org or visit the Gala website at www.rivergardengala. wordpress.com. (NewsUSA) There are many bene ts for patients with all types of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) when they take statins. Side-e ects are relatively rare and there are many varieties of statins available that allow careful selection for the best statin for each individual patient. Statins lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, which reduces the rates of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis of leg arteries. Data suggest that statins bene cial e ects go beyond simply lowering the level of bad Statin drugs can improve vascular healthcholesterol in the blood stream. They stabilize atherosclerotic plaques, making sudden rupture that causes stroke and heart attack less likely. They also lessen in ammation within the artery by improving the function of cells that line the inside of the artery. This likely leads to a lower chance of sudden thrombosis of any artery a ected with artherosclerosis. Even patients who have previously had a heart attack, heart surgery, angioplasty or a stent bene t in survival and protection from other cardiac events by taking statins. And patients who take these drugs while undergoing surgery or intervention for cardiac or vascular problems have a noticeably lower rate of complications during the surgical time period. Few adverse e ects of statins have been recorded since their introduction 40 years ago. However, the e ects can be severe and it is important to know the potential down-side of these drugs. In rare circumstances, statins can cause liver damage. There are no symptoms with liver damage, so doctors do frequent laboratory tests when use of a statin is started to closely monitor liver function. Statins can also cause a wide range of muscle injury. In its worst form, myositis results from statin use. This rapid muscle destruction can lead to kidney failure. This side-e ect is rare, but muscle pain and cramps are frequent and far less serious side-e ects of statins. If your doctor prescribes statins, follow their advice for laboratory tests. If your atherosclerosis leads to vascular disease, see a vascular surgeon. Todays vascular surgeons are the only specialists who are skilled in all vascular therapies. They are comprehensively trained in medical, endovascular (minimally invasive) and surgical therapies. Vascular surgeons are the experts who provide the best diagnosis and treatment for vascular conditions. To learn more about your vascular health and to nd a vascular surgeon, visit the Society for Vascular Surgerys website at www.VascularWeb. org.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 CRAFTERS WANTED To reserve a table, please call 904 287-7300 SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Dr. Rosann W. Faull, LLC Your Community Resource for Better HearingWhy go to a sales person when you can see a Board Certied Doctor of Audiology? Special Oer Through Oct. 31st $995!Regularly $1600Sonic Innovations IonAmerican TechnologySo Small. So Powerful. Thursday, October 13th 11:00AMJoin us for Lunch!Call 904-287-7300 for reservations. D ISCOVER ACTIVE LIVING!Westminster Woods on Julington CreekLOVE GOLF? See our new putting green.Under constructionSouthwood Village New residential neighborhood of lovely villa homes. Specialized Care for the individual with Alzheimers or similar memory loss.Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care Socialization, activities, meals, snacks and personal grooming assistance. Financial Assistance available 731-4002www.almosthomedaybreak.comLicense #9109MF 7am6pm For 17 years River Garden Hebrew Homes Junior Volunteer program has brought together teens and the elderly. This intergenerational program plays an important role in enriching the lives of nursing home residents as well as providing a valuable life experience for our young leaders of tomorrow. The Junior Volunteers, like those whom they serve, represent a wide variety of cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. They are teens between the ages of 13 to 17 Intergenerational program makes a di erenceBy Contributing Writer Carol McLeod, Community Services Director, River Garden Hebrew Homewho want to learn from their elders and gain experience in a healthcare/eldercare environment while also earning community service hours for graduation requirements and college scholarship applications. These young volunteers make a priceless contribution in the lives of others.These bright, enthusiastic teenagers spent their summer sharing their talents and creating fun as they helped in a variety of areas within River Garden including Adult Day Care, The Therapy Center, Alzheimers/ Dementia Unit, activity programs, special events and spending quality oneon-one time with residents. Each year, as a group project, the Junior Volunteers present a program for River Garden residents. This year the teens Junior Volunteers at the luau. Junior Volunteer Anneth Karvaly and Leah Solomon.transformed the auditorium into a Hawaiian Luau themed party and variety show featuring performances by the Junior Volunteers and music compliments of DJ Dave Kanaszka of Celebrations24. River Garden residents enjoyed dancing, singing and especially spending time with their new young friends.River Garden is proud of its volunteer programs and pleased to o er volunteer opportunities to community youth. Quality programming for the residents of River Garden is an important element in enriching their lives and this is made possible in part by dedicated volunteers. River Garden is grateful for the strong support of the Jacksonville community. SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINEAre you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE 10790 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257www.emeritus.comAssisted Living License #8789 Choose a better quality of life... Come home to Emeritus at MandarinEmeritus at Mandarin is the smart choice for seniors who would like to make life easier and more rewarding: FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE Experience Emeritus at Mandarin! Call us today and well be happy to schedule a tour and answer your questions. 904.260.0800 An Emeritus Senior Living Community Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! THE CRATE ESCAPEA dog walking service Donna Gartland 262-5353Duval Cert. # 323079 ~ ID# 1000038880 State of FL #G11000033769 T H E D Local centenarian has a lot to celebrate!Happy Birthday to Jim Taylor who recently celebrated his 100th birthday! The active Mandarin AARP member, who has lived everywhere from his birthplace in Kentucky to Michigan and now Florida, admits he has done a lot of hopping around. Over the years, Taylor has worked as a teacher, in the insurance business, in a car factory and nally as an elementary school principal prior to his retirement in 1978. He moved to Mandarin to be near his children in 1979 and became one of the original of cers of the Mandarin Chapter of AARP, helping to open the chapter in 1982. Possibly the biggest bene t he has seen from membership was meeting his wife, Ellie; the two wed in 2004! Ellie proudly states of Jim, He has now started his second century! Congratulations, Jim! Did you know that the largest urban re in the Southeast happened right here in Jacksonville, Florida? On May 3, 1901, a small re that started at noon in the LaVilla mattress factory burned for eight long hours. According to Metro Jacksonville, the re swept through 146 city blocks of Jacksonville, destroying over 2,000 buildings, taking seven lives and leaving almost 10,000 people homeless in the process. The Great Fire of 1901 will go down in history as the third largest re disaster to ever take place. The re, which started in the kitchen during lunch, could soon be seen from Savannah, Georgia and the residents of Raleigh, North Carolina could even see the smoke clouds! October is celebrated nationwide as Fire Safety Month. As we remember The Great Fire of 1901, its important to be aware of how fast re can spread. Here are some key resafety tips for you to remember this October: Test all of your smoke detectors to be sure they are functioning properly. This includes installing new batteries every six months. Use propane and charcoal grills outdoors; be sure the grill is placed a safe distance away from any building or structure. Make sure you have a working re extinguisher handy in your home. Plan an escape route in case of an emergency; be aware of emergency exit locations. Dont run or hide extension cords underneath carpets or doors, they can overheat and catch re. Dont leave burning candles unattended and always keep them away from linens, bedding, drapes and other ammable materials. Be cautious when using portable heat sources, such as patio or space heaters. Keep combustible materials, including wood, plastics and plants at least three feet away. Next time you are downtown, take a moment to look at the Jacksonville Fire Memorial The Great Fire of 1901By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Community Programs Manger, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundationsculpture that can be found on the Northbank Riverwalk. The memorial was built in 2003 and according to Metro Jacksonville, it is intended to memorialize the great re and the citys rise from devastation. Mural by Joe Puskas donated by Firehouse Subs to the downtown re station.These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention-education mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Look for our upcoming articles in our Safety Series. Whether youre planning a summer vacation or a weekend getaway, travel costs can add up quickly. Here are some tips for keeping expenses down: Check fares on Tuesdays. Most airlines launch their sales on Monday evenings, Ways to save money when you travelaccording to www.farecompare.com, a website that tracks price trends. Other airlines follow suit by the next day. Of course, you never know when a sale is going to happen, so start looking for the best deals three to four months ahead of time. Then negotiate. Airlines, hotels and car rental agencies will sometimes o er you a better rate if you make a reservation and then show you can get a better price elsewhere. Be sure you can document the rates when you call. Travel after the holidays. You can often get better prices if youre willing to travel the weekend after Thanksgiving weekend, Memorial Day or any other big holiday when reservations are in greater demand and thus more expensive. Traveling during o -peak times also cuts down on the hassles of crowds. Mandarin NewsLine Support our ne Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 JACKSONVILLESYMPHONYORCHESTRADinnerandtheSymphony Forinfoandtoordertickets, callBillCosnottiat(904)356-0426. Saturday,October22 Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni or Bistro Aix. Premium Concert Seats $72 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included. Fidelity National Financial Pops SeriesTHE 1950S THE GOLDEN AGE OF BLACK AND WHITEStuart Chafetz, conductor Chapter Six, vocal sextet Sharon Wheatley, vocalist Farah Alvin, vocalistDont touch that dial! 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 12421 San Jose Blvd., Suite 320Mandarin South Business Center(Between Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Solantic)292-2210 Healthy Smiles ~ Healthy Children Marinela M. Nemetz, DDSBoard Certied Pediatric Dentist Loretto Rd12421 San Jose Blvd. Suite 320 Jacksonville, FL 32223 San Jose Boulevard Race Track Road N Julington CreekLess than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek The Timucuan Federation Native Sons & Daughters is proud to announce the inaugural launch of our Jacksonvillebased social organization. The purpose of the program is to strengthen parent-child relationships through our Native American Indian themed program and structured activities. Our all-volunteer led program focuses on quality and quantity time with father and child together. We organize and enjoy such fun activities as camp-outs, archery, canoeing, crafts, pinewood derby races, professional football and baseball games, ice-skating, bowling, monster truck, statewide pow-wows and much more. Our fathers and children earn patches for participation in events. We understand that we only get 18 summers with our children and that these young formative years are our real opportunity to grow strong family bonds that will last a lifetime. The general public is invited to learn and join our exciting program. Our rst annual event is the citywide pow-If you want to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, you need to nd out information about Relay for Life! Come to Wing-It on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Relay for Life of Mandarins big kicko event. Learn about how you can make a di erence in your community. All current teams, teams from last year and prospective teams are encouraged to attend. Dont forget to bring your $100 registration fee. Why do you Relay? Heres what a local community member said: I Relay in honor of my uncle and grandfather since the both died of cancer, I relay for my father Native Sons and Daughters celebrates inaugural launchBy Contributing Writer Michael Greeley, Federation Chief, Mighty Timucuan Federation Native Sons and DaughtersAmerican Cancer Societys Relay For Life of Mandarin kick o !who currently has cancer and I relay so others dont have to be a ected by this horrible disease, because no matter what we are all a ected by cancer one way or another and I just want to see it cured. Please RSVP to Jennifer Harrington, mandarinrelayforlife@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 12. wow at Conners A-Maizing Acres in Hilliard on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Families interested in learning more about our program are welcome to spend the day with us on this fun 150-acre active farm. There is a corn maze, peddle-carts, hayrides, a corn dive and fresh made treats, plus a lot more. In our exclusive Native Sons and Daughters area we will also be running our archery and bb-gun ranges. If guests identify themselves as prospective members interested in our program, the cost is only $20 for the entire family to enjoy the day on the farm. This fee goes to the farm. We encourage those who are interested to visit our website (www.timucuan.org)for further information about this event and many others. Directions on how to get to Conners A-Maizing Acres are on our website as well as that of the farm. Come join us for a day of fun your kids will never forget! For additional information, please email federationchief@ timucuan.org.Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.~Ray Kroc a robot that will have to complete 15 di erent challenges that have to do with food safety and they will write a research project where they come up with an innovative way to keep food safe. The team will present the project and compete against other teams at a tournament later in the year. FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a not-for-pro t organization founded by Dean Kamen to inspire young peoples interest and participation in science and technology. With four di erent age groups and corresponding challenges, FIRST provides more than 210,000 students in over 56 countries with a life-changing experience by challenging them to work as a team to build a robot that can perform a number of exercises or play a certain game. These experiences encourage children to pursue careers in science and technology, contributing greatly to a constantly improving scienti c world. Loretto Elementary is proud to be a part of this exciting educational program.FIRST Lego League cont from pg. 1 NORTHEAST FLORIDAConservatory a community school of the arts1st ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVALOct. 14 (FRI) Ballroom Dance Demo & Conservatory Jazz Band Oct. 15 (SAT)Music all day! (every 30 minutes) & Vendor Market OPEN HOUSE Oct. 16 (SUN)Conservatory Community Band Concert 3PM Jax, Fl 32223 www.nfconservatory.org All Souls Church/ Hartley Rd

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Lindell & Farson, P.A.Attorneys At LawConveniently Located in South Mandarin 12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 126 Jacksonville, FL 32223-8630904-880-4000 www.lindellfarson.com J. Michael Lindell, Esq.James A. Farson, Esq.Roger K. Gannam, Esq. R. Howard Walton, Esq. Automobile, Motorcycle & Trucking Accidents, Insurance Disputes, & Wrongful Death Complex Business, Real Estate, & Construction Disputes LINDELL &FARSON Lindell & Farson, P.A. 904-880-4000 It was a night to remember superb music and excellent food in a beautiful setting for a worthy cause, namely the Northeast Florida Conservatory, a community school for the arts located in Mandarin. On August 31 at the Epping Forest Yacht Club, the Conservatory hosted a gala fundraising dinner and concert with food provided by chef Mike Jablonski and a concert featuring renowned harpists Kayo Ishimaru, Principal Harp, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and her husband Richard Fleisher, Principal Harp, Naples Symphony who o ered a variety of harp duets including some Students at what is now Christs Church Academy (CCA) began the school year with a renewed excitement not only for a new name, but also for an interior facelift that included the Convocation at Christs Church Academy celebrates changes By Contributing Writer Chantelle Kammerdiener, Christs Church Academy Erik Kasper of Kasper Architecture, Christs Church Administrator Gary Brown, Christs Church Academys Head of School Dr. Steven Blinder, CCA Business Manager Lynn Carithers, CCA Upper School Assistant Anne Miller, and Christs Church Elder Jim Rogers look on as Christs Church Lead Pastor Jason Cullum offers a blessing before the ribbon cutting at the schools convocation.construction of the Catie Carter Arts Center, science labs for both the elementary and upper schools and a new football stadium, as well as renovations that modernized the welcome center, bathrooms and other student spaces. A ribbon cutting and o cial recognition of the schools new name were celebrated during a convocation service on August 25 at the school. Christs Church, Mandarin Lead Pastor Jason Cullum said changing the schools name from Mandarin Christian School to Christs Church Academy better re ected that the school is a ministry of the church and that the church is proud of the schools 15-year history of academic excellence. We began hearing that schools were no longer o ering art classes; we started hearing stories that schools were cutting sports programs and di erent teams were being eliminated because there was no money for their teams. We began hearing that private schools were taking a hit, Cullum said at the service. We decided we werent going to let that happen at Christs Church Academy. We decided we were going to make sure we continued the excellent history weve had and its been exciting to watch what has happened. God has moved some giant, giant mountains to make this renovation happen in nine weeks. The convocation service also featured a student-led time of worship and as well as the dedication of the Catie Carter Arts Center. Carter was a student of the school when she died of cancer last year. She inspired me every day, said CCA senior Brooke Dyer during the dedication. She was a once-in-a-lifetime friend. Dr. Steven Blinder, who assumed the role of CCAs head of school in June, o ered a message emphasizing the schools mission of raising and educating disciples for Christ. Christs Church Academy is a premier provider of Christian education for children in kindergarten through 12th grade and is repeatedly noted for its commitment to academic excellence and its exceptional ne arts program.A Night to Remember provides dinner and musicoriginal arrangements by Kayo Ishimaru. Pre-dinner entertainment was provided by the Front Line String Quartet, a group of talented young men from the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The host for the evening was attorney Richard Mullaney and illustrious guest speakers included Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, chancellor emeritus and past president of Jacksonville University; Robert Arleigh White, executive director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Richard A. Dickson, president and executive director of Northeast Florida Conservatory, Inc. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.JA@rtpublishinginc.com Do you know the warning signs of stroke? Sudden numbness or weak ness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known causeSource: Baptist Medical Center South

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Massage Therapist now on Staff ( Lic#MA58338 ) .12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area.www.backbonejax.comINITIAL EXAMINATIONONLY $59(NORMAL VALUE $120 VALUE)Stop suering from: Duval County Public Schools announced on August 31 that the funds have been raised to save tennis, golf and cross-country for the 2011-12 school year. Thanks to the efforts of 1st Place Sports Running Club, First Coast Tennis Foundation and North Florida Junior Golf, $43,724 was raised for each sport to keep them in Duval County public schools. In addition, Mayor Brown announced that $236,250 was raised to save middle school football as a result of contributions from private organizations, including the Jacksonville Sharks. In order to save these programs, fundraisers were organized by these companies to show support for their respective sport. 1st Place Sports Running Club held the Stadium Challenge in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and SMG to raise funds for cross-country; First Coast Tennis Foundation held the Save Jax Tennis High School Fundraiser at the San Jose Country Club with local tennis pros; and North Florida Junior Golf sponsored the FORE Our Students golf tournament that The Mandarin Womens Club has kicked o the new season of club activities with their annual Antiques Show and Tell meeting at the home of Sharon Weed. Nineteen members brought baby pictures and family heirlooms, antiques or fascinating collectibles to show and talk about. It was a fun morning followed by a lunch of salad with various ingredients brought by the members. The Show and Tell meeting is just the beginning of the season. In October the group will go to beautiful Micanopy to look for treasures, followed by monthly visits to local and out of town antique shops. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new Sports programs saved for the 2011-12 school yeartook place at the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club. I would like to express our gratitude to these organizations for devoting their time and energy to organize and execute the fundraisers that will allow these sports programs to remain in our schools this year, said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. It is encouraging to know that we have such a supportive community that puts the needs of our students before all else. There are four remaining sports programs that are continuing to raise the money needed to continue their sport. Those include slow-pitch softball, wrestling, lacrosse and boys junior varsity soccer. Approximately $40,000 to $45,000 is needed in order for these four programs to be o ered this school year. Those present at the announcement included Superintendent Pratt-Dannals, School Board members, Mayor Brown, Education Commissioner Dr. Horner, the Jacksonville Sharks and the representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and SMG, along with other prominent dignitaries and sports organizations. Mandarin Womens Club begins new season By Contributing Writer Mimi Grenville, Mandarin Womens Clubfriends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco and bridge. The club is open to women who want to join in on the fun. For information on the monthly luncheon meeting, please call Iris at 268-2459 or for how to join the club, please call Kay at 521-2524. Christopher Begley, principal of Loretto Elementary, was very proud when he announced to all students and families attending orientation that, once again, Loretto Elementary made an A grade. He congratulated all of the stakeholders at Loretto for making another A grade this year for the 10th year in a row! He also explained that this year Loretto was actually ranked the third highest in the entire district. He explained that Loretto Elementary is third highest ranked in Duval stakeholders include teachers, students, parents/guardians, sta business partners and administration. We all play an important part in the education of a child. I truly believe that is why Loretto is so successful.our stakeholders get it. We understand that it is a true partnership that obtains this level of excellence. So again, congratulations to all, stated Begley, who has been principal of Loretto since 2008. Mandarin NewsLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! 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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 Blvd 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 SurgeryCommunity Garage Sale For Cystic Fibrosis Saturday, October 1st 8am-1pm Julington Creek Pavilion 875 D avis Pond Boulevard Jacksonville, F L 3259 Dining room furniture, kitchen appliances, elec tronics, clothing, childrens toys, DVDs and much more!! Please stop by and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation If you have any questions or would like to donate items please email Laura Autrey at arual.beth@gmail.com Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation How can I help my child succeed in school? Is my child getting opportunities to explore areas of potential talent or ability? Is my child developing con dence? Is my child on track with social development? While we cant be sure of how our children will respond to opportunities to build knowledge and self esteem, there are certain experiences that have demonstrated a proven bene t to a childs development and education. Music is Want your kid to go to college? Try music!By Contributing Writers Stacey Osborn, Lesson Coordinator with Logan Lively, Manager, Music and Artsone of them. Consistent music education really shows its bene ts as children grow into teens and young adults and prepare for higher education. Standardized test scores, used by colleges to assess a students readiness for a rigorous curriculum, tend to be higher for students with exposure to music performance or music appreciation. SAT scores, for instance, were approximately 60 points higher on verbal and more than 40 points higher on math in one analysis of data in 2001. Additionally, more years of music experience tend to correlate with better test scores. To give middle and high school students an opportunity to ourish when it comes to their musical talents, consider supplementing school band and orchestra rehearsals with private lessons. With one-on-one instruction, students learn new skills, advance more quickly and develop greater con dence in their abilities. Private lessons are most e ective when given at the onset of school to give students the best chance for success in school and out. Music education and appreciation have been shown to bolster students academic performance, con dence, discipline and social interaction. Its never too early to start, and schools and community organizations o er various opportunities to expose your child to music. Whether its group classes for toddlers at a community center, school-based band and orchestra programs, or private individual lessons, consistent music appreciation can help childrens development at all stages. Mona Decker is a rabbi thats not extraordinary; women have been ordained since the 1970s. Shes also a fulltime chaplain for Baptist Health even with multiple sclerosis (MS). Overcoming MS provided gratitude for every day out of bed or the hospital. Little things became big things, like a friend coming over. Before coming to Jacksonvilles Reconstructionist Congregation Kehillah Chadashah (A New Community), Rabbi Decker led a Baltimore congregation for 10 years. She views northeast Florida as a growing Jewish community, but many folks havent found a congregation that meets their spiritual, social needs. She believes Kehillah Chadashah welcomes those who perhaps havent been involved. Members meet often, sometimes for Havdalah (separation), a beautiful ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and ushers in the new week. Literally, rabbi means teacher and Rabbi Decker explains that Reconstructionists view Judaism as mirroring changing community dynamics, the world and Judaism. We honor traditions which have de ned us as a people ... while being engaged actively to apply and adapt it through religion and culture in contemporary ways that are most meaningful to our members. Her mission: Create a kehillah (community) to worship and to learn, where members have a sense of inclusivity, What the teacher learnsBy Contributing Writer Herb Drill together with youth, family, friends and Israel. Rabbi Decker recalls philosopher Martin Buber, who wrote: When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them. At Kehillah Chadashah, she maintains, We strive to create a welcoming, accepting and spiritual community in a relaxed environment, where everyone is comfortable to ask questions, make suggestions, participate. Reconstructionist Jews, the rabbi adds, view the Torah as the Jewish peoples response to Gods presence in the world and not Gods gift to us. Its an attempt to convince an entire people to view everyday life in a sacred way. Recently, Tablet Magazine discussed Hillel the Elder, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaisms core teachings still resonates. Hillel (c.110 B.C.E. 10 C.E.) is most known for his rhetorical question: If I am not for myself, who is for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when? (Ethics of the Fathers). Rabbi Decker maintains that helps guide her religious and secular lives. Despite her personal challenges, Rabbi Decker carries Hillels words and as Forrest Gump might say, Disability is as disability does. Mandarins Herb Drill is a career journalist (herbert.drill@ gmail.com).Congregation Kehillah Chadashah Rabbi Mona Decker received a Torah donated by Jacksonvilles Congregation Beth Shalom from Martin Levine (center), the ritual chairman and Rabbi Martin Sandberg.Participation in NFL Fun Friday was recently held at St. Joseph Catholic School. This Student Council sponsored event allowed the students to dress in their favorite NFL wears. The teachers and students decorated the classroom doors and hallways to give the school a feeling that the NFL was well represented. The favorite was our own hometown team, the Jaguars, with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming in second. Photos will be submitted to the NFL for their Play 60 grant. Both students and teachers had fun with this special day! St. Joseph celebrates NFL Fun FridayBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, third grade teacher, St. Joseph Catholic School

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Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it was previously; it is a battleground and one bright point is that now many are speaking his name What a wonderful summer of shing and shrimping we have had this year here on the St. Johns River. Whether you had set out to sh, shrimp or do a little of both, chances are you didnt come home with an empty cooler. Now you are left with the agonizing decision of how to prepare your catch. A search for recipes can always produce some wonderful ideas, but here are a couple of favorites that will be sure to satisfy your seafood cravings. Deep fried sh is a southern favorite. Breading, seasonings and sh types can vary, but the Movie ReviewHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2Directed by David Yates. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon. Review by T.G. Stanton.Rating: Great Movie, May See It Again (5 out of 5) and ready to face the ght that is coming. Many of the actors we have known and loved for years may be lost in this war and others will show a stronger side we never knew they had. As the battle rages on, the nal horcruxes are destroyed. When the end for Voldemort is expected, an additional hidden horcrux is revealed. In addition, as the war continues, some unexpected characters change sides and more of the supernatural and mythical characters join in the battle on the side of good versus evil. The end may be near. Daniel Radcli e won this character from the beginning; he made it his own and has maintained his portrayal throughout so many moviesas Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkahave these other actors, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, in addition to many others, who began as children and grew up in a lm. This movie was all that a nal lm should be. The action was exciting, mixed with several points of comedy. Hermione as Bellatrix was excruciating and funny at the same time, while Mrs. Weasley was a momma bear ghting for her family and the forces of good. This is and always has been a series about good versus evil and in this case the end has justi ed the means and brought great entertainment. Like everyone else, I would love more, but all good things must come to an end and this is the note to end on. frying method will be the same. First moisten your sh in milk or egg before applying them to your breading. A mixture of our, salt, pepper, garlic and other spices can be used to create your own avorful breading or a variety of pre-packaged seafood breaders can be purchased at your grocery store. Cornmeal, breadcrumbs, crushed corn akes or crackers can be added for extra crisp or used by themselves to provide the coating that you desire. After coating your sh add them to your 350 degree fryer and wait three to four minutes for the coating to turn golden brown. The sh will usually oat to the top of the oil letting you know that they are done. Remove the cooked sh and drain the excess grease onto paper towels and you are ready to serve a fried sh dinner that will rival many restaurants. Like sh there are hundreds of ways to prepare shrimp, but again the favorite seems to be fried. To impress your friends and family with a home cooked fried shrimp dinner follow the frying instructions for deep fried sh. The only di erence is you must peel and de-vein the shrimp rst. Try a 50/50 mixture of your seafood breader and Panko bread crumbs for a crispier shrimp. An easy to prepare shrimp dinner that the kids will love is Shrimp Alfredo. Following a night of family shrimping (or a trip to the grocery store), peel and de-vein shrimp. In a sauce pan heat your favorite jar of Alfredo sauce and boil spaghetti noodles. Saut the shrimp in olive oil with garlic till the shrimp turn pink. Add the shrimp to the Alfredo sauce and let simmer for a few more minutes. Pour the sauce over a plate of spaghetti and you now have a new favorite meal. Remember that sh and shrimp can be kept up to a year when frozen solid in ice. So dont let those catches go to waste. Fishing Report: Shrimping has been great. Sea trout are at the Buckman and docks. Croakers and weak sh in holes. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com WWW WWWVisit our website:

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine October 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 Pumpkins with a PurposeShepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church & Schools6th View map & photos at www.sotwjax.com or call 904-641-8385 for more information. 904-209-1320 2758 Racetrack Road Publix Plantation Plaza Tues Fri 9-8 & Sat 9-7 Walk-In Special Never been oered before.No call-in or schedule in advance appointments ....walk in only. Cannot be combined with other oers. Both locations. Take a chance.....walk in and ask....if we have time available your in! (Oer valid September 15 October 15, 2011!) cialist is now at Panache! Now oering Goldwell Hiring talented Stylists461-9552 Rolling over, turning o your alarm and sleeping in for an extra hour instead of heading out for a morning run is too easy to do. Letting the day get away from you and opting for happy hour with friends rather than working out at the gym can be an easy out too especially if youre running solo in your workout routine as daylight gets shorter and temperatures get cooler. Small Group Personal Training is the hot trend this season as individuals opt for a more cost-e ective, fun and engaging environment to meet their personal tness goals, dreams and aspirations. It doesnt matter if I used to be rich... when I was four. Johnstons FRM Feed Store had a 1cent bubble gum machine. While Mom selected perfect links of smoked sausage from the butcher, I lled my hands with rainbows of Chiclets gum. It was my own, personal gold mine really... the last penny candy dispenser when all the rest in town were 25 cents. Grocery store candy stands were no longer a temptation! I saved my hard-earned allowance and only splurged on gum at Johnstons. It was my rst lesson on the value of money: Shop for value, not instant grati cation. Two years later, I saved up until I could buy the last toy Id ever ask for... a Jem doll. Move over Barbie; Jem was rockin her way into every girls toy box in 1986. It took every last one of my pennies to buy Purposeful ParentingThe value of a dollarBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comEnergize your exercise experienceBy Contributing Writer Wes Greer, Owner, Fitness Togetherher at the local R Us. She was amazing! I loved her ashing, light-up earrings! For about two hours. The next day I gave her to my sister. Lesson two: Money doesnt buy happiness... unless you use it to bless someone else. Fast forward to sixth grade. Our class took a trip to Universal Studios and I saved $64 to bring with me. After a fun day of Back 2 the Future, Earthquake and Ghostbusters rides, I carefully chose my souvenirs in the (overpriced) gift shop. When I got home, I gave Mom, Dad and my sister their personalized mugs. I took out the swirly lollipop and the pencils I bought then looked up, puzzled, from my bag. Thats it? I remember asking. Lesson three: Money sure does go quick; and doesnt always go far. Present day. Anytime strangers ask Andrew how old he is, hes proud to answer, Four. And Mom is 30. These 30 years have brought times of nancial abundance and some lean years as well. The lessons I learned as a child on saving, budgeting and spending wisely have served our family well through both. What a blessing to gain experiential knowledge in the safe environment of a loving childhood home when the only consequence was an empty wallet! CNNMoney accuses Jacksonville residents of overspendingwere reported to carry an average credit card debt of $5,115 per familythe second highest in the nation! We do our children a great disservice if we allow them to ounder nancially as adults instead of training them to spend wisely and within their means as children. Its been said that money is the root of all evil. Instead, Id like to think of money as a very revealing window into the state of the heart. Do we shop to feel happy, be accepted, get a x? Are impulse buys or budgetblowing purchases, your norm? If so, please consider what you are modeling for your family! Self-control and good stewardship are developed over a lifetime. Just like you work out regularly to develop physical strength, we must exercise discipline, good choices and patience to develop wise spending habits. There are a wealth of ways for children to learn good stewardship. I believe the nancial lifestyle you model is the most important. Helping children manage their own moneyincluding mandating savings and allowing a few mistakes along the wayis equally important. Well make this a two-part article and look at practical ideas next month. Until then, help your children see that spending wisely makes cents. you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, new mom, senior citizen or desk jockey, everyone can bene t from training in a small group setting. Whether you are getting started on a fresh workout routine or youre a seasoned tness veteran, establishing and maintaining consistent motivation can be quite a challenge. When you set up a support structure of working together with other individuals, you breakdown the common roadblocks of making excuses for yourself and never taking the rst step toward a t and healthy lifestyle. By incorporating a tness routine together with a small group of likeminded individuals, you become a part of something bigger than yourself an environment that is packed full of tness motivation and encouragement. As the days get shorter and holiday to-do lists grow longer, staying active can become a thing of the past. To stay dedicated to working out, it is imperative to have a group of workout companions that you are scheduled to meet with consistently throughout the week. Your group counts on you to show up every workout and bring the enthusiasm needed to succeed in tness, together. Being accountable to a consistent workout time and having supportive workout buddies are the key ingredients to maintaining a successful workout program as the New Year approaches. Working out in a small group setting, there will be days when youll be the inspiration and there will be days when youll be inspired. Working out in small group is not about beating the person next to you. It is about exceeding your own potential one day at a time and encouraging those around you to do the same. Rather than surrounding yourself with bonbons and eggnog as the holiday season approaches, join a PACK of tness-minded people who value a healthy lifestyle to close out the year. Before you know it, your workout is over, youve burned thousands of calories and youve ful lled your need for socializing. As you embark on closing out 2011 and setting new lifestyle goals for 2012, energize your workout and your attitude with small group personal training. Enjoy pushing yourself to tness levels beyond your imagination, enjoy the companionship of working out with like-minded individuals and enjoy the accomplishment of looking better, feeling better and performing better. For additional information, please contact wesgreer@ tnesstogether.com. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comSarah Bailey, an environmental activist and former St. Johns County Commissioner, has been watching Jacksonville and St. Johns County development and water quality for many years. She will discuss the future welfare of Julington Creek and Durbin Creek at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. The event is part of the ongoing Third Thursday Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and the club. It is free and open to the public. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Bailey was recently honored by the Mandarin Museum and Activist to discuss future of Julington and Durbin CreeksHistorical Society as a Mandarin History Maker for contributing to the preservation of Mandarins historical buildings and other property. She has been a leader in land preservation for more than 50 years, helping gain support for the protection of land, waterways, watersheds and wildlife in Duval and St. Johns counties. The Florida Wildlife Federation inducted her into the Florida Conservation Hall of Fame in 1999 and commended her role in preserving the Guana tract and portions of the Julington-Durbin Peninsula. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Societys History Makers award, please contact the society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith News Free Correspondence Courses Self-paced Learning Julington Creek Church of Christ 1630 State Road 13 St. Johns, FL 32259 (904) 230-3332 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: F ear God and keep His commandments, Because this applies to every person. (Eccl. 12:13) Come to Me, all who are weary and heavyladen, And I will give you rest. (Mt. 11:28, NASB) Just the facts for you not opinions Just the truth for you not ction Just for you now, not someday Order now, before its too late!!! Bible Lessons Relevant to YOU 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. 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Xperience is an enrichment program located at Fruit Cove Baptist Church, that gives adults 18 years of age or older an opportunity to experience life through learning, socializing, and community involvement. For more information, please call: 904-355-0155Xperience. Xperience the difference at The Arc Jacksonville! Timothy Tuller, the cathedrals organist and Canon for Music, will perform a concert of organ works on Friday, October 7, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johns Cathedral, located at 256 East Church Street in downtown Jacksonville. Selected will be Franz Liszts Fantasy and Fugue for organ, S259, Ad Nos, ad Salutarem; Sonata For Organ in C Minor Psalm by Julius Reubke and Prelude to Lorengrin by Richard Wagner, arranged by LeMare. A reception follows the concert. For additional information, please call 356-5507. The Pumpkin Patch opens October 1 at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. The Patch will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. On Sunday, October 30, Mandarin Presbyterian Church (MPC) will commemorate its 50th anniversary with a milestone event appropriately named the Signature Event. It was on October 29, 1961 when 100 people gathered at the Mandarin Community Club to sign a charter creating the edgling church. Todays church, with nearly 2000 members, wishes to honor those 100 individuals who, with their signatures, stepped out in faith following Gods call to Lots of fun for children and adults! Ladies come join us for a study of the Gospel of John. Registration is now underway. CBS (Community Bible Study) meets Thursday mornings at Christ Church PCA, located at 9794 Old St. Augustine Road from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. while Duval/St. Johns County schools are in session. All are welcome. Childcare and childrens classes are available. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Please contact Sandy Mitchell at 7311452 or sandy.mitchell57@ yahoo.com for additional information. Mandarin United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of the Animals on Monday, October 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the churchs Chapel in the Woods. Saint Francis of Assisi, whose birthday is celebrated in October, was a friend to Gods creatures. In the spirit of Saint Francis, we thank God for animals, working animals and pets and the role they have in our lives. Dogs must be on leashes. Cats and other creatures must be in kennels or carrying cases. We will have a time for a blessing of each animal. For additional information, please call 268-5549. Are you divorced or separated? You dont have to go through it alone. A new session of DivorceCare begins October 20 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and will run through January 19, 2012 at Freedom Christian Fellowship, located at 3423 Loretto Road. Please call Freedom Christian Fellowship at 268-2244 or log onto www. divorcecare.org for more details. On Tuesday, October 18, Shalom Jacksonville is hosting a lunch and self-guided tour of Fernandina Beach. 29 South Restaurant on 3rd Street will serve a delightful three course lunch prepared from produce from the chefs garden and local farmers. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and tours are suggested before or after lunch. The restaurant is walking distance to the quaint village. The cost is $15 per person and includes gratuity. No transportation is provided. Invite your friends for a fun day! For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Make plans to attend the annual Fall Craft Festival at Mandarin United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the works of 100 crafters, including baby clothes and items, jewelry, hand-painted crafts, Christmas gifts, a childrens shop, baked goods and much more!Church hosts 50th anniversary Signature Event for communityBy Contributing Writer Eddie Siceloff, Communications Director, Mandarin Presbyterian Churchestablish a Presbyterian church in Mandarin. From those rst 100 members, Mandarin Presbyterian Church has grown to be the largest Presbyterian church in all of northeast Florida. As anniversaries provide a welcome opportunity to celebrate treasured moments and memories from our past, throughout the summer months, MPC has been sharing brief glimpses from the church archives to cherish, chuckle at and, possibly, gain some insight into the church today. There have been newsletter re ections as well as photo re ections. In October, these archival moments will be expanded into weekly videos featuring interviews with ve of the charter members: Je Anderson, Clem Clark, Grace DuPree, Edna Jones and Carl Zart. On October 30, at 10:00 a.m., the true celebration arrives. The day will begin with a church-wide worship service featuring guests, special music and a focus on the past, present and future of the church. Following the service, everyone will gather on the lawn for lunch, hot o the grill, under a huge tent. On the grounds, there will be ve booths, one dedicated to each decade, at which those attending will relive or maybe learn about the past 50 years. Music, memorabilia, games, trivia challenges and even a dessert competition will ll the day with a little something for everyone whether they have been around for 50 days or 50 years. There will also be a history booth with old church directories, photos and other historic treasures. This special Signature Event will honor Gods blessings to Mandarin Presbyterian Church and the community by celebrating with family and friends. But more than that, it is planned as a milestone that will lead the church into the next 50 years, another Signature Event. For additional information about the event or to make plans to attend, please contact the church o ce at 680-9944. Meeting Saturday Bible Study: 10:00 am Worship Service: 11:00 am Meeting at Life Church 10584 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257www.cog7jax.org Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada. Apples and pears may keep strokes away. Thats the conclusion of a Dutch study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association in which researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white esh may protect against stroke. While previous studies have linked high consumption of fruits and vegetables with lower stroke risk, the researchers prospective work is the rst to examine associations of fruits and vegetable color groups with stroke. The color of the edible portion of fruits and vegetables re ects the presence of bene cial phytochemicals such as carotenoids and avonoids. Researchers examined the link between fruits and vegetable color group consumption with 10-year stroke incidence in a population-based study of 20,069 adults, with an average age of 41. The participants were free of cardiovascular diseases at the start of the study and completed a 178-item food frequency questionnaire for the previous year. Fruits and vegetables were classi ed in four color groups: Green, including dark leafy vegetables, cabbages and lettuces Orange/Yellow, which were mostly citrus fruits Red/Purple, which were mostly red vegetables White, of which 55 percent were apples and pears During 10 years of followup, 233 strokes were documented. Green, orange/yellow and red/purple fruits and vegetables An apple or pear a day may keep strokes awaywerent related to stroke. However, the risk of stroke incidence was 52 percent lower for people with a high intake of white fruits and vegetables compared to people with a low intake. Each 25 gram per day increase in white fruits and vegetable consumption was associated with a 9 percent lower risk of stroke. An average apple is 120 grams. To prevent stroke, it may be useful to consume considerable amounts of white fruits and vegetables, said Linda M. Oude Griep, M.Sc., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in human nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. For example, eating one apple a day is an easy way to increase white fruits and vegetable intake. However, other fruits and vegetable color groups may protect against other chronic diseases. Therefore, it remains of importance to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables, she explained. Apples and pears are high in dietary ber and a avonoid called quercetin. In the study, other foods in the white category were bananas, cauli ower, chicory and cucumber. Potatoes were classi ed as a starch. Previous research on the preventive health bene ts of fruits and vegetables focused on the foods unique nutritional value and characteristics, such as the edible part of the plant, color, botanical family and its ability to provide antioxidants. United States federal dietary guidelines include using color to assign nutritional value. The U.S. Preventive Health Services Taskforce recommends selecting each day vegetables from ve subgroups: dark green, red/orange, legume, starchy and other vegetables. Before the results are adopted into everyday practice, the ndings should be con rmed through additional research, Oude Griep said. It may be too early for physicians to advise patients to change their dietary habits based on these initial ndings, she said. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses!Call Today!886-4919 Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AM

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Previous students have commented that because of both the quality of instruction and its content, the course should be required for all boaters. While not required of everyone, Florida Law does require that boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988 pass an approved boating safety course and carry the resulting Florida Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card along with a picture ID. The course is held at the Stellar Building, located at 2900 Hartley Road in Mandarin, just o San Jose Boulevard next to Interstate 295. The class will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. $25 covers each students manual United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update Visit us online or in person By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8and it is just $5 more for a second family member. Call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci cs on the course and to register. We have added a Facebook page for the otilla and you will be a welcome friend. We hope to shorten the lengthy address which I hesitate to list here, so nd us by searching on Coast Guard Auxiliary Jacksonville or use the familiar F button on our website. That website remains chock full of boating information and links and we have renamed it Safe Boating Jax to re ect the essence of what we promote. Check us at www.safeboatingjax.com for area weather, tides, boating information and more. If you wish to join the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, please contact Charles Smith at 541-1660 and he will guide you through membership. We are also happy to perform free vessel safety examinations wherever your boat is located in Northeast Florida on water or land. Go through the buttons on our website or email John Hadley at hadley.beverly@ yahoo.com to schedule a vessel examiner. It is always a perfect time to have your safety preparations checked.Sending a clear message that it supports Jacksonvilles women and their ght against cancer, Jacksonvilles Fire Fighters will be going pink for the rest of September. Beginning Friday, September Jacksonville Fire Fighters Go Pink 16, Jacksonvilles Fire Fighters donned pink T-shirts to honor these brave women and the courageous battles they face. This two week event will culminate with the arrival of the Pink Heals Tour, a eet of pink re engines that travel the nation with a mission of raising awareness to the cancers that a ect the women we love. The change to pink uniform shirts will not cost the taxpayer any additional money. Jacksonvilles Fire Fighters have funded this with their own money and through their own charitable foundation, The Jacksonville Fire Fighter Charities. For additional information, please visit www.jacksonville- re ghtercharities.com. 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Leadership is not lacking this year among the eight seniors on the team. Cari Broderick, middle blocker and Sarah Kane, setter, work together to ensure that they are on the same page. Communication is a skill that we focus on, says Head The second annual WinnDixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters will be played at Dyes Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass from October 17 through 23. This Nationwide Tour event will feature many future PGA Tour golfers. Last years inaugural event featured the likes of Gary Woodland, Jhonattan Vegas, Brendan Steele, Chris Kirk and Keegan Bradley, all of whom have won on the PGA Tour this season with Bradley winning a major (PGA Championship). This years eld is highlighted by former Jacksonville University golfer Russell Knox, who won the Chiquita Classic earlier this season in Cincinnati. Knox is currently eighth on the Nationwide Tours money list. The top 25 on this list at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for 2012. Throughout the week of the tournament, there will be many events within the event such as the Nimnicht Putt to Winn a Car Contest from Thursday through Sunday. Also on Thursday, October 20, there will be discounted prices on burgers and beer. On Saturday, October 22, all ticket holders for that day can receive a free pancake breakfast at the WinnDixie Pavilion. Sunday, October 23 is Winn-Dixie Family Day. At the hospitality area near the 18th green, there will be a face painter, character artist, games, prizes, mascots, ice cream and MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentCoach Tammie Talley. The main skill is serve and serve receive, but communication is important. The setter needs to know whos going to get the ball and what plays to call. Working together is a vital part of volleyball and the team needs to stick together to be successful against top rivals. Our toughest competition in our district would have to be Sandalwood and Flagler Palm Coast, but for the Conference tournament, I would say Fletcher, shares Talley. Area rivals Bartram Trail and Pedro Menendez were defeated in the Preseason Classic Tournament at Pedro Menendez and the Mustangs took a victory over Sandalwood back in September. Coming up, the Mustangs will host First Coast on October 3, Wolfson on October 11 and district rival Flagler Palm Coast on October 13. Junior varsity plays at 5:30 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m. Coach Talley is also looking to host a Think Pink tournament in October in honor of breast cancer and to support Mandarin High Principal Dr. Donna Richardson. Cross Country: Working with a younger group of kids this year, Coach James Shmitt is optimistic about this years cross country team. After graduating outstanding runner Eduardo Garcia, who signed with the University of Florida, the Mustangs have a solid group of sophomores and juniors to build with. Seniors Michael Aitken and Tyler Mowery lead the team during meets and in practice. Every day after school, the Mustangs get together for practice where they run an average of seven to 11 miles a day. Coach Shmitt likes to keep practice consistent and keep things running smoothly just like he does with pre-race pasta dinners. This is a ritual performed the night before a race where one teammate volunteers to make pasta to feed the team. The carbohydrates are important for all of the runners and it is also a good time for the team to hang out and just relax. Racing against area schools does not prove too challenging, though. At the state level there is more competition. Miami Columbus has a strong team, says Coach Schmitt. The Mustangs hope to keep up their intensity in the meets coming up October 8 at the Buchholz Bobcat Classic and October 15 at the Pre-State Invitational. Local Sports SceneStars of tomorrow to play in Ponte Vedra golf eventBy Chad Cushnirmore. Tickets are on sale at www. winndixiejacksonvilleopen.com. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will be donated to charity. College Football Notes October looks to be a tough month for the University of Florida football team. On October 1, the Gators host Alabama. The following week, they travel to LSU and then on October 15, they will visit Auburn. The Gators will get a week o before playing Georgia at EverBank Field on October 29. Florida State looks to have an easier road through October. They have the rst Saturday of the month o and then visit Wake Forest and Duke on October 8 and 15 respectively. The Seminoles close out the month with home games against Maryland (October 22) and North Carolina State (October 29). The Pioneer Football League championship could be on the line when Dayton visits Jacksonville University on Saturday, October 8 at 1:00 p.m. These two teams shared the title last year because they had identical records and did not play against each other. 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Special guest for the evening was City of Jacksonville District 6 Councilman Matt Schellenberg. The evening was hosted by the Mandarin Community Club board and Events Committee who provided food and refreshments for members and their guests. Membership in the Mandarin Community Club is open to the community at large and should be of special interest to those who are residents of Mandarin. For more information, please call 268-1622 or visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org.Doug Baum, a former zookeeper, maintains a ranch of camels that he hauls to livinghistory events throughout the South. When he ventured to Corinth, Mississippi in 2009, he didnt realize a camel hadnt set a two-toed foot in the city since Old Douglas joined the Confederate camp 150 years earlier. And to everyones delight, Baum delivered Richard, a camel re-enactor to stage the scene of a Civil War encampment. How a 2,000-pound camel came to see action in the War Between the States begs a wisp of whimsy, but remains grounded on Mississippis hallowed battle elds. Je erson Davis, Secretary of War in 1852, believed camels tireless reserves, sure-footedness, lack of thirst and the ability to carry heavy loads would enable movement of troops and supplies between California and the western frontier. But, in the 1850s: nary a camel in the nation. Davis persuaded Congress to establish the United States Camel Corps and sent a procurement expedition to the Middle East. After numerous setbacks, bribes and negotiations, 33 dromedaries set sail, along with ve indentured Middle Easterners. Two months later, the rst camel caravan batted their long eyelashes at the surprised residents of Indianola, Texas. The enormous creatures trekked many days to reach their quarters at Camp Verde, 60 miles west of San Antonio. However, the Texas Army commander hated the beasts under his command and proclaimed, I would not give one mule for ve camels. They smell, upset the horses and mules, spit and have disagreeable personalities. Few Americans at the time or today understand camel rearing and rarely keep the animals as pets. Doug Baums dromedaries are the exception and he lovingly cares for his clan. He admits the creatures are highly sensitive and easily insulted, then adds, They are sweet and gentle. If you treat them with fairness and remember they have motivations of Corinth: Footprints of a Confederate camel By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander their own they wont bite or spit. By the late 1850s a hundred humps called Texas home. The beasts proved far superior to horses and mules on the treacherous, rocky slopes. Their feet had tough soles that needed no shoeing, they required little water and could live o the fat stored in their humps, and as a bonus--the mere sight of a camel scared o the Indians. The advent of the Civil War in 1861 radically transformed the mindset and priorities of the entire nation. Camp Verde vacillated under Union and Confederate control and the care and whereabouts of the camels grew lax. Apparently a camel named Old Douglas was stationed in Texas when the war erupted. Baum (having thoroughly researched the subject) believes a soldier simply snuck o with the creature and headed home to Mississippia feat which surely turned more than a few heads. Somehow, they made the lengthy trip and Old Douglas was given to Colonel W. H. Moore by 1st Lt. William Hargrove. Moore then assigned Douglas to carry the instruments and supplies of the 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regimental Band. Douglass rst active service commenced under General Sterling Price in the Iuka Campaign near Corinth. Old Douglas quickly attained legendary status by causing a stampede. However, Douglas endeared himself as a camp favorite, befriending young soldiers who proudly carried their new title, The Camel Regiment. Douglas participated in the 1862 Battle of Corinth, a tragic day that ended with 12,000 casualties. Those soldiers are now remembered by The Grand Illumination, Corinths annual lighting of 12,000 luminaries on the battle eld and throughout historic downtown venues. The poignant scene emerges like Arlington Cemetery, rows and rows ablaze in ickering candlelight. Visitors are also drawn to the restaging of the encampment. Richard stars in the role of Old Douglas while Baum answers questions about camels in the Confederacy. Baum also appears in Vicksburg, Mississippi as did the Mississippi 43rd. The site saw 35,825 estimated causalities Old Douglas. Photo courtesy of www.bylandersea.com Brandy Snaps1 year old American Staffordshire terrier mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Jacksonville Humane SocietyMeet Brandy Snaps! She is a 1 year old American Staffordshire terrier mix and has been at JHS since April 2011. She is a very sweet and smart girl who loves to do tricks for treats. Wont you please come adopt Brandy Snaps today!? from May 18 to July 4, 1863. During one of the skirmishes, a Union sharpshooter intentionally took down the adored mascot. Old Douglas is honored like other veterans with a marked grave in Vicksburgs Cedar Hill Cemetery. As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War unfolds, numerous stories arise from the battle- elds: stories of bayonets and bravery, cavalry and civilians, generals and Johnny Reb, but the chronicles recount only one tale of a Confederate camel: Old Douglas, who served his country well. If you go: Grand Illumination and Encampment: November 12-13, 2011, www.corinth.net

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Als HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 If your yard seems a bit boring, look up! Flowers and shrubs are great garden elements but for real pizzazz go vertical. Vines are an important element in any garden and they are an easy way to add interest to a ho-hum landscape. A beautiful vine in full bloom is a real eye-catcher, the rst thing you notice, but even a lush green climber is a great improvement over a plain-Jane wall or fence. Vines are not just attractive, they are also versatile and come in many di erent forms. Some vines are twiners, others are ramblers, creepers or rooters. Some are repeat or long bloomers and others give you one big seasonal splash of color. The most popular vines are perennial ones that are hardy and last for many years, but a really great annual vine, such as Moon ower (Ipomea alba), deserves to be replanted each year. Perhaps the best and most desirable of them all is Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). An icon of lovely Southern gardens, this climber has it all hardy lush greenery, delicate white scented owers in late spring to early summer, and rapid growth and coverage. Really, you need not read any further. Plant Confederate jasmine anywhere you need to improve the view and you are done. For the rest of us, there are many other vines to choose from depending on your need. The Mandarin Garden Clubs selection for the September Yard of the Month is Alice and Terry OConners unique garden inspired by one of the most famous and lovable Disney characters, Mickey Mouse. Like so many others, Alice OConner visited Walt Disney World many years ago, loved the enchanting experience and brought a piece of it home. Captivated with the ingenious imagination and the totality of the master plan behind Disneys world of entertainment, OConner began her fabulous collection of memorabilia that has expanded over the years into her home and garden. I was led through a hallway with Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the MonthBy Contributing Writer Celia Rehm, Mandarin Garden Clubwhite painted walls decorated with red Mickey Mouse memorabilia and through rooms with Mickey Mouse furnishings illuminated by Mickey Mouse xtures. Already in a happy state of mind, my mood lightened even more as I was handed a ginger ale in a Mickey Mouse glass and as I noticed the plates in the glass encased cabinets also re ected a Mickey Mouse theme. Waiting in the backyard was the amazing and joyful main attraction. At the center of the yard is the 458 square foot Mickey Mouse design, molded with black heavy plastic, its head and shoulders lled with white rock contrasting sharply with the green landscape. Four wooden garden chairs stained in bright red, two with small Mickey Mouse face cutouts, sit atop of the rock shimmering in the sun. Glancing beyond the face, I detected Mickeys turfed ears sculpted from zoysia grass. The OConners have found the zoysia grass to be the best choice for the design due to its drought tolerant and pest resistant qualities. It is a ne turf that is trimmed with an old fashioned reel mower to maintain its shape. The entire backyard is an awesome display of color and contract. Numerous birds of paradise, sago palms, split leaf philodendron, canna lilies, Norfolk pine, Texas white hibiscus rose and sea grape are planted along the back and sides of the yard in a wide beds covered with black mulch. Adjacent to the back of the house is an attractive mixture of black and green elephant ears, among ferns and tall plantings of Texas white hibiscus rose. An inside border of tall palms accented by a Queen Emma cranium lily prominently frames the back of the yard joining side borders of colorful red impatiens, asparagus ferns, purple leafed succulent plants, Mexican heather and a variety of other plants. All is enclosed with wooden fencing lined with tall sprinklers designed to shower the garden from above simulating a rain-like pattern. The backyard is a labor of love for the OConners, who spend four to ve hours on the weekends and time in the evenings maintaining the existing landscape and nurturing new plants. Terry OConner, who is employed by Haskell Construction, designed and constructed the backyard as a tribute to Mickey, a beloved dog they lost in 2006. To make a Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the Month nomination or nd out more about membership, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.GardeningIs your landscape vertically challenged? By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Creeping g (Ficus pumila) is an evergreen perennial creeper that covers unsightly items such as concrete block rapidly and completely. If it is striking owers you want, then plant passionvine. Besides bearing owers almost too exotic to be real, the native passionvine (Passi ora incarnata) also attracts butter ies, both the black and yellow Zebra Longwing and the orange Gulf Fritillary. Other vines with beautiful owers include the pink owering Mandevilla (Mandevilla x amabilis) and the beautiful blue- owered Sky Vine (Thunbergia grandi ora). These are both tender vines that need winter protection or plant them in pots that can be sheltered over winter. A good perennial rambling vine for north Florida is Sweet Autumn clematis (Clematis terni ora). It blooms here in late summer, producing a lush bounty of fragrant white owers visible even at night. Keep the roots shaded and cool and the vine itself in full sun and it will cover a shed in two to three years. Moon ower vine, mentioned above, is an annual vine that also has scented white owers but these are huge, each bloom up to six inches across, as big as a saucer. As its name implies, the owers open in late afternoon and stay open until dawn. Plant this near an outdoor area where you frequently sit in the evening hours. There are many other choices, such as rambling Lady Banks roses (Rosa banksiae), striking Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea glabra), yellow- owered Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) and tendrilclimbing cross vine (Bignonia capreolata). Finally, a warning. Beware the beautiful, fragrant, Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). It is a rampant, extremely invasive plant that runs over woodlots and vanquishes natural areas. This is one vine to avoid completely. Mandevilla Thanks for readingMandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 NEXT to STEIN MART 880-8499 www.stewartlighting.com Visit BaptistENT.com or call us at 904.202.ENTS (3687). Albert H. Wilkinson, III, MD, FACSBoard-Certied, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Board-certied, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryDr. Wilkinson is a past chief of Otolaryngology and past chairman of Surgery at Baptist Medical Center. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of general otolaryngology problems, including nasalsinus issues, facial skin cancer and reconstruction. He also offers a full complement of facial cosmetic procedures. Lawrence A. Lisska, MD, FACSBoard-Certied, Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryDr. Lisska is a past chief of Otolaryngology at Baptist Medical Center. His areas of expertise include sinus, thyroid, ear, larynx, oral cavity, neck and salivary gland surgery; treatment of neck infections; and nonsurgical treatment of sinus disorders. Scott A. Scharer, MDBoard-Certied, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Board-Certied, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryDr. Scharer specializes in treating nasal obstruction, snoring and sleep apnea, as well as sinus disease, and thyroid and parotid gland tumors. He also performs endoscopic and minimally invasive sinus surgery, as well as reconstructive and facial plastic surgery.Don N. Lerner, MD, FACSBoard-Certied, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship-Trained, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryDr. Lerner has a special interest in caring for patients suffering from voice disorders, sleep apnea, and sinus disease. He also performs nonsurgical and minimally invasive sinus surgery, as well as reconstructive and facial plastic surgery. He currently serves as chief of Otolaryngology at Baptist Medical Center. R. Todd Snowden, MD, FACSBoard-Certied, Otolaryngology Head and Neck SurgeryDr. Snowden is a past chief of staff and past chief of Surgery for Baptist Medical Center South. Dr. Snowden specializes in the medical and surgical care of nasal and throat disorders, including chronic sinus problems, nasal obstruction, hoarseness and throat disorders, and vocal cord paralysis. He also performs functional endoscopic and image-guided sinus surgery, as well as balloon sinuplasty and repair of Zenkers diverticulum. Introducing Jacksonvilles largest full-spectrum ENT specialty practice.Five ofce locations in: Downtown Riverside Mandarin Southside One centralized number: 904.202.ENTS (3687)Effective September 1, 2011, Baptist ENT Specialists became Jacksonvilles rst full-spectrum specialty practice in otolaryngology (ENT). Our team of board-certied otolaryngologists offers a wide range of experience and expertise to patients who will benet from our mutual collaboration in diagnosis and treatment. Specialties include:Baptist ENT Specialists are proud to be part of the Baptist Health family. U.S.News & World Report recently recognized Baptist Medical Center and Baptist Medical Center South as high-performing hospitals in 11 specialty areas, including ear, nose and throat. BAPTISTSPECIALISTS Sinus/allergy, throat and tonsil Minimally invasive surgical treatment of nasal blockage, snoring and sleep apnea Balloon sinus surgery Functional endoscopic sinus surgery Image-guided surgery Treatment of nasal, sinus, throat and tonsil problems Head/neck and cancer surgeries Thyroid surgery Melanoma removal and reconstruction Surgical treatment of face, scalp and neck skin cancers Voice and hearing Treatment of vocal cord lesions Hearing testing Facial plastic and reconstruction

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