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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 School District JournalPage 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Political Commentary Page 9 Youth Scene Page 11 Christmas on the CreekPage 12 Mandarin Womens Club Page 15 Bumblebee Circle Page 16 Youth Arts update Page 17 Blessing of the AnimalsPage 18 Senior NewsLine Page 20 Movie Review Page 21 Faith News Page 22 Making Strides Walk Page 24 MHS Sports Local Sports Scene Page 25 Gardening Fishing Report Page 27 Lady Marlins 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 2 November 2011Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.mandarinnewsline.comand click onFree Classi ed Ads Call 904-213-8701 for a FREE ESTIMATELicensed, Priced by the Job Not by the Hour FREE 2 (two) gallons of paint with every job of $399.00 or more! No further discounts or coupons accepted with this oer. New orders only. Exp. 12/31/11. $50 OFF Any Labor Job of $350 No other discounts or Not valid on previous proposals. Exp. 12/31/11.FOR NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY! Home Repairs & Remodeling CRC #1330545 CRC #1330545 On October 7, retired Jaguars player Tom McManus brought the message Bullying is NOT coolŽ to the gathered eighth grade students of Mandarin Middle School. After he was introduced by Principal Debby Smith, he took the microphone and strode out in front of the podium and captured the attention of the gathered students. The visit was the result of a challenge he put out to area Cub Scout Pack 321 hosted its annual Rain Gutter Regatta on October 13 at Mandarin Presbyterian Church. It is similar to the Pinewood Derby except that the models are miniature sailboats. Each scout built and designed their own vessel from kits comprised of a piece of balsa wood, a metal keel and a plastic sail. The hulls were sanded and shaped and were colorfully painted and decorated. Some scouts chose to build catamarans, which are generally much faster than the standard boat design. First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) celebrated the Grand Re-opening of the Mandarin Adoption Center (MAC) with an Open House on the afternoon of Friday, October 14. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Susie Scott, president of the Mandarin Community Club and Michele Mastrean were special guests for the ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m. Mastrean is a vice president at CSX and a FCNMHP board member who o ered a $50,000 matching donation challenge to help FCNMHP raise the over $100,000 needed to keep the Former Jaguar says “Bullying is NOT Cool” By Karl KennellRain Gutter Regatta is a wave of fun for Cub Scout Pack 321By Contributing Writer John Sarmie, Pack 321 Den LeaderA 10 foot section of rain gutter is “ lled with water and used to race the seven-inch boats by blowing into the sails. The races are very exciting to watch and cheering on your favorite is a must. This year, there were over 58 boats in the competition. We have two sets of two tracks where we can race each rank, one at a time. Standard boats on one side and catamarans on the other,Ž Craig Laidman, the packs regatta organizer said. This event has always been very competitive and this year was no exception. To keep the competition fair, scouts raced against boys in the same age group or rank as well as within the same category of boat design. After each rank raced, the boys faced o in a cross-rank competition to see who was the overall fastest. Following are the results from the two divisions: Sailboat Division € First Place: Ethan Rutherford (Tiger), Dominick Wright (Wolf), Krishna Rao (Bear), Jacob Blackwell (Webelos) € Second Place: Dalton Allen (Tiger), Alex Gilland (Wolf), J.R. Shelton (Bear), Matthew Hall (Webelos) € Third Place: Mark Johnson (Tiger), Aryaman Deshmukh (Wolf), Jaylin Clase (Bear), Brian Rutherford (Webelos) € Overall: First: Krishna Rao (Bear), Second: J.R. Shelton (Bear), Third: Matthew Hall (Webelos) Catamaran Division € First Place: Gavin OConnell (Tiger), Josh Mumpower (Wolf), Jaden Essary (Bear), Ian Turner (Webelos) Principal Debbie Smith, Tom McManus and teacher Khaki Hagerteachers after he received a story from a distraught mother whose child was the focus of bullying attacks. His challenge was that he would come and talk with any students about bullying. The challenge was picked up by Mandarin Middle School teacher Khaki Hager, who conducts a service learning class at the school. The purpose of this course is to expose students to volunteerism and service for other, helping them develop an appreciation for all human beings. As McManus roamed the stage delivering his message that You control your lifeŽ the students became more and more attentive and enthusiastic. Driving home the message you get to decide what you do,Ž McMa-Mandarin Adoption Center celebrates Grand Re-opening with ribbon cutting Rain Gutter Regatta cont. on pg. 9Anti-bullying message cont. on pg. 7 Rick du Charme, director of FCNMHP; their mascot; Mayor Alvin Brown; Michele Mastrean; and Susie Scott at the ribbon cutting.center open and provide this valuable life saving service. This donation made it possible for FCNMHP to take over the operations at the MAC and continue its mission to place pets in homes and families. Last year the Mandarin Adoption Center performed over 850 adoptions totaling more than a third of the total life saving adoptions from Animal Control in Jacksonville. FCNMHP Mandarin Adoption Center had 13 adoptions on Grand Re-opening day Saturday, October 15 with another four adoptions at the Friday ribbon cutting. Additionally, a $50,000 matching donation challenge was announced at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The Petway Family Foundation will match up to $50,000 Grand Re-opening cont. on pg. 8

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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. The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the annual Chili Cooko! Come join us again this year on Saturday, November 12 at the RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Verizon Wireless as well as Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA, Mandarin NewsLine (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. In observance of Veterans Day, a wreath-laying ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Commemorative Park, located at 11641 Brady Road. Organized by the Mandarin Community Club, all interested parties are invited to attend. Please call 268-1622 for further details. The Italian American Club will host a Thanksgiving dinner and election on Sunday, November 13. The election will be for the new slate of Ocers and Board Members for the 2012 year. The club would like to thank all our Mandarin neighbors who helped make our Festa Italiana a big success! We will have a New Years Eve Gala on December 31. If you would like to make reservations, please call the club at 268-2882. For additional details, please check out our website at iacofjacksonville. com. The November General Meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be by Jean Newton on her trip to the orphanage in Ethiopia. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler and visit us at www.orgsites.com//allstarquiltguild. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, November 5, 2011 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. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE oers 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. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold its annual Chili Dinner on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Come to the senior center and enjoy all kinds of chili, cornbread, dessert and beverage for only $7 per person and $4 for children under the age of eight. This event is open to all, so please join us! The Fire Department #51 truck will be there with our local remen to have some chili and give a tour to the children in attendance. There will also be a rae for some great prizes. Tickets are available at the Center on Hartley Road or call 262-7309. The second annual Mandarin Garden Club Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 2892 Loretto Road. A wide variety of vendors, crafts, one of a kind gifts, Garden Club cookbooks, homemade baked goods and hot dog lunches will be available. Let us help you with your holiday shopping! During your visit, please enjoy the demonstration gardens surrounding our clubhouse. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Our subject will be Eat Your Yard. Children ages ve through 18 are welcome with a parent. Hope you will buzz by the club and have fun with the Bumble Bees! 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-prot, non-Whats New cont on pg 9 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. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. ARE YOUR INSURANCE RATES INCREASING? 268-6365 Working hard to win your insurance business. WE LOVE COMPETITION! Put us in the game!Don’t let “Big Insurance” keep us on the sideline!Serving Mandarin Since 1990 On redistricting: The citizens of Jacksonville have come a long way regarding race relations, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our City Councils Rules Committee. The committee recently endorsed a redistricting map that is the same old gerrymandered, convoluted, special-interest map which should be considered a relic and in my opinion, thrown in the trash. The Rules Committee held “ ve public hearings for the purpose of getting constituent input on the redrawing of district lines. Many regular people took time out of their busy lives in order to voice their opinions. No matter who was speaking„whether they were black or white, young or old„ the central and most prevalent theme expressed by the people was: 1) they wanted compactness of districts; and 2) they wanted their neighborhoods to remain intact and not split into two separate districts. Initially, these ideals also re” ected the priorities of your elected o cials, as evidenced by the minutes of the Redistricting Committee meeting held on May 10, 2011. On that day, the committee, chaired by Councilwoman Denise Lee, ranked the priorities of redistricting. The characteristics ranked most importantŽ were population equalityŽ and contiguity,Ž both of which are legally required conditions for redrawing districts. The characteristics listed as the next most important were compactnessŽ and communities of interest,Ž with districts crossing the river being discouraged. The characteristics listed as the least important were incumbencyŽ and preservation of existing districts.Ž Unfortunately, the map, which the Rules Committee passed on September 22, 2011, neither represents the voices of the people nor the committees original priorities. What it does represent is the same old, entitlement mentally of the past. The Rules Committee is perpetuating the myth that Jacksonville must have four minority districts and must draw long, skinny, snake-like districts in order to obtain them. In my opinion, the people of Jacksonville are ready to move forward, as demonstrated by the recent election of Mayor Alvin Brown. And he is not the only minority recently elected in city-wide elections. What about Councilwoman Kimberly Daniels? She and Mayor Brown followed the success of Sheri Nat Glover and Councilwoman Glorious Johnson. What about the elected minorities representing predominantly white districts, such as Art Graham and Jennifer Carroll? Good ideas, not skin color, win elections. We do not need, as espoused by Councilman Warren Jones, the minority districts packed with 60 percent or more minorities in order for minorities to win to elections. We, the citizens of this great city, are beyond that type of thinking. Based on input from the public and taking into account the original priorities set forth by the Redistricting Committee, I introduced a map that had very compact, common sense districts with limited river crossings„a map which kept Argyle as one community and the Urban Core together„a map which kept Whitehouse in District 12, a recognition of neighborhoods that are communities of interest„and a map which made the districts more competitive, allowing What better way to ease into the holiday season than with good food, interesting wines, new friends and all to bene“ t a local non-pro“ t organization that been serving Mandarin for over 80 years! Thats right; Whole Foods Market will host a Food and Wine Tasting event on the evening of Friday, November 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to bene“ t the Mandarin Community Club. Whole Foods Market will feature an extensive variety of foods and wines selected by their chefs and presented in the Lifestyle and Patio area of the store located at 10601 San Jose Boulevard. Whole Foods Market was a feature attraction in the Green Market earlier this year at the 43rd Annual Mandarin Art Festival, a local tradition, founded and sponsored by the Community Club. Come support the Mandarin Community Club at Whole Foods Market as you sample the Holiday Warm UpŽ food and wine tasting coming soon! For More Information Call 1-888-410-1417 Brighton BayJacksonvilles Newest Independent Living Community Large Enough To Suit Your Life Small Enough To Know Your StyleAt Brighton Bay, you decide. Enjoy chef prepared meals every day in the company of neighbors like yourself, or go for a pizza and a movie with the grandchildren. Its your choice. Brighton Bay allows you to spend more time doing the things you like with those you love.1 00 61 S w ee tw a t er P ar kw a y, J a ckso nvi ll e FL 32256 B rig hto n B a yL iving .com anyone the ability to win an election. Sadly, not one Rules Committee member would secondŽ my motion on the map. The citizens of Jacksonville will now be saddled with the perception that we have not yet moved beyond a raciallydivided city„at least until the next redrawing of districts, which will take place a full 10 years from now. Pray for our leaders. God bless, Matt Schellenberg array of heavy hors doeuvres, appetizers and wine selections. Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Call 268-1622 now to purchase your tickets and enjoy this special evening. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ p p g

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 Additional 20% with this Ad!Additional 20% for store credit with ad. Exp. 11/30/11Opportunities to earn money by hosting your own Gold Party. Call for details. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd 880-3292Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Watch Repair, including Rolex. Cashfor Gold & Diamonds A Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Mandarin families! As we enter the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for, even during these very di cult economic times. Our children deserve a bright, safe, healthy, and successful life; and the Duval County school system is committed to providing the high quality education that will give them the opportunities to attend college, enter the workforce and become successful in the global economy. In last months edition of Mandarin NewsLine, I read with interest my friend Councilman Matt Schellenbergs column, as he addressed Mayor Alvin Browns involvement in our public education system. The councilman said, 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.Ž Not wishing to criticize those who write or express their opinions when it comes to education, I feel very strongly in expressing my thoughts when it comes to education issues. As a former mayor, I truly believe that, while the mayor has no constitutional authority to get involved in school matters, he or she most certainly has a moral obligation to do so! The mayor has the bully pulpit on any and all issues and education is the economic engine that drives the success of every great city. Since being elected to o ce, the mayor has made education a top priority. Mayor Brown helped and is still helping, raise dollars for many of our athletic programs and he certainly has been a powerful ally in helping keep ROTC in several of our schools, including Mandarin High School. The Jacksonville Journey, initiated by former Mayor Peyton, is continuing under Mayor Brown. The Journey, which began clearly as a crime prevention program, has developed into a crime prevention and economic development e ort. It supports after school programs, including mentoring and tutoring, as well as assists with the school districts highly successful out of school suspension program. It is the journey in which the city and its citizens must take to achieve the success we all want for our children. If we are to reduce crime, joblessness and welfare, the Journey, through its support of education, clearly helps our children stay on course, graduating high school and succeeding in life. And that brings me to saying thank you to our Mandarin schools and the parental involvement that continues to grow. I believe that is one big reason why our Mandarin schools from elementary, middle and high school, have had such high school grades. The mayor has never been quoted as referring to our school system in any negative way, whatsoever. In fact, his two sons are in the public school system. To be certain, all of us want to continue to improve the performance of our students, whether in public, home, private or parochial schools. The district knows we still have a ways to go in some of our schools. We need to move faster. We welcome these challenges, as we know that there are many factors involved. Our teachers have the commitment, dedication, passion and academic strengths to move all of our kids forward. The state grade for our Duval School District is a B.Ž This is not a grade given by the county, but by the Florida Department of Education. Our goal for every school, however, is to provide a high quality education for all. We want better discipline and strong neighborhood schools. This will be done. Your Council District has outstanding schools and those schools, with their students, teachers and parents, have worked hard to achieve that status I think the Mayor is right on, in making education one of his top priorities. When looking at a city to relocate, expand or begin a new business, the “ rst thing a corporation looks at is that citys education system. As for Mandarin, we are doing great in our public schools. In fact, I welcome our Councilpersons and all citizens to visit our schools, help mentor our students and participate in developing tomorrows leaders today. We dont necessarily have the same issues in Mandarin as other schools. But we all want the same high quality education in every school: north, south, east, west and the beaches. For every elected o cial who wants good paying jobs and less crime in our city, education is the great equalizer. We should welcome the mayors leadership and invite all of our city o cials to join him. In Memoriam: Carol and I offer our deepest condolences to the Hammond family over the loss of Darrah Hammond. Ms. Hammond taught for 24 years, 19 of those years at Crown Point Elementary School. I know the Crown Point family and the Mandarin community will deeply miss her many individual contributions to her children and her profession. Ms. Hammond passed away on October 1, 2011 and a memorial was held on October 15 at Crown Point Elementary School. Important Dates: November 1: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive November 2: Student Early Release Day November 11: Veterans Day (Schools and District O ces closed) November 16: Student Early Release Day Thought for the Month: Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma„ which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.Ž … Steve Jobs, Commencement address, Stanford University, June 12, 2005Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes Memorials commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. To receive the award, Memorial Hospital had to meet a series of guidelines to prove Memorial is using the most upto-date and e cient methods for treating stroke patients. Memorial Hospital is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients,Ž said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Hospital honored for its treatment of stroke patientsGet With the Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.Ž According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone su ers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people su er a new or recurrent stroke each year. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in American adults? Diabetic eye disease, a complication of diabetes, refers to various eye problems that diabetics often face. Diabetic eye disease may include: Cataract: is a clouding or fogging of the normally clear lens of the eye. Although anyone can get cataracts, people with diabetes get these eye problems at an earlier age than most and the condition progresses more rapidly than in people without diabetes. Cataract symptoms in diabetics can include blurred or glared vision, halos around lights and sensitivity to glare. Glaucoma: is when ” uid inside the eye does not drain properly from a buildup of pressure inside the eye. The pressure damages nerves and the vessels in the eye, causing changes in vision. Glaucoma can happen gradually or suddenly and is a major cause of blindness. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults. Symptoms can include headaches, eye aches or November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month By Contributing Writer Donald Downer, M.D., Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeonspain, blurred vision, watering eyes, halos around lights and loss of vision. Diabetic retinopathy: is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. In some people with diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels may swell and leak ” uid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. If you are a diabetic, it is essential to have regular, comprehensive dilated eye exams. If caught early on, diabetic retinopathy could be treated with a laser, prior to serious loss of vision. Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.Need customers? 886-4919

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. Youll 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 Free agent with every policy. I’ll make sure your auto coverage is the best fit, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY. FreeDiscount Double Check™ too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com Why PAL matters When we launched Operation Safe Streets in 2006, we knew that our e orts in the areas of intervention and prevention would become more important than ever, if we were to build the communitys trust in us as o cers committed to Jacksonvilles quality of life. Weve been working in the community, solving problems, attacking crime not just from an enforcement perspective, but by determining and addressing the root causes of recurring criminal activity. We knocked on more than 77,000 doors and asked people to help us and build a partnership and we increased our police pro-activityŽ time, so more residents and business leaders would see o cers and have an opportunity to talk to them; share their concerns; identify the problems and the crimes we are working to solve. And it has worked! In the past two years (2009 and 2010) and currently in 2011, both violent and property crime have dropped signi“ cantly in Jacksonville. (To view crime in your neighborhood or learn more about becoming involved with the JSO, please visit www. jaxsheri .org) We are not resting on our laurels and we place the credit where it belongs … on the community … for working with us and supporting these e orts. After over 35 years of police work, especially these past eight as your sheri I have my ear to the ground and am still out on the streets walking with and talking to citizens. I know this: there is no battle“ eldŽ in the war on crime more important than the playground. When you talk about driving down crime, the best way to do this is exactly the way the JCCI Murder Study suggested: raise a generation of boys and girls to become nonviolent young men and women. That is why I was a partner in the Jacksonville Journey and even in these terrible economic times, I advocate for its continued funding. That is why I continue to support the e orts of the Childrens Commission and that is why I pledge the resources of the JSO to programs such as Take Stock in Children, New Town, Operation New Hope and our own Community Policing practices. I endorse countless faith-based and non-pro“ t interventional programs directed squarely at keeping our youth engaged in positive educational, athletic and character building endeavors. The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a model of a successful interventional program. My goal is to expand our programming and hopefully have a fully sta ed center in every part of town where children and youth are left on their own and unsupervised after school and on weekends and dont have the positive role model of a police o cer serving as a coach, a mentor, a tutor or just a friend who cares and will listen. I believe that the more positive interaction a child has with law enforcement, the greater the likelihood of having a nonyoung violent young adult in our community. You know, whether I am talking to a criminal convicted of a gun crime who is returning home from prison to our community (through our DISMAS program) or reading to a group of small school children, the underlying message is the same: life is about choices and all choices have consequences. The Police Athletic League stands ready to assist our youth (through sports, academics and character building programs) so they can experience the importance of making wise choices that result in a more productive, healthy life of which they can be proud. The results speak for themselves: In 2010 and 2011 (to date) crime is down in every neighborhood for one mile where there is a PAL facility located. PAL kids end up in trouble with the law rarely. PAL kids go on to achieve academically and athletically, as a result of the foundation they build through participation in our programs. And, perhaps most importantly, PAL kids grow up to be PAL adults … holding positions of responsibility in our community as law abiding, tax paying citizens who often times pay back through their own civic involvement and contributions. PAL takes money to operate … we o er low income children low cost or no cost programming. Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization. There are also a few police of“ cers provided through the JSOs community a airs o ce, United Way and Childrens Commission/ Jax Journey funding and the in kind and “ nancial contributions we receive from citizens like you. On November 17 we will hold our third annual PAL Celebrity Roast at the Jacksonville Hyatt. If you think you might like to get involved with PAL, please call Renee Naughton at 854-6557and inquire about purchasing a ticket, a table or signing up to volunteer with PAL! Your involvement makes a very big di erence in the lives of these children, because Every Kid Needs a PAL!This is in response to last months column [October issue of Mandarin NewsLine] by School Board Representative Tommy Hazouri. In his column he blamed the current DCPS budget crisis on the State Legislature and Governor Scott for not adequately funding our public schools. He based his opinion on a number of reasons; however, most of them were inaccurate and/or misleading. Unfortunately, due to the limited space of this column I will only be able to address just one of his statements. Mr. Hazouri wrote, Florida ranks 50th among all states in per capita expenditures for public education.Ž Although Mr. Hazouri did not cite his source, I am familiar enough with the subject to know where he got that “ gure from. It is based on the data provided in the United States Census Bureau report on Public Education Finances from 2009. (http://www2.census.gov/ govs/school/09f33pub.pdf) The report breaks down the dollar amount each state spends on K-12 education. Mr. Hazouri is using Table 12 of that report in order to justify his claim that, The governor and State Legislature has sel“ shly and continually underfunded public educationƒŽ However, a closer look at Table 12 shows the ranking is based on the ratio of personal income to dollars spent on Letter to the EditorK-12 education. Florida may be 50th according to that calculation, but the problem with that method is Florida does not have a state income tax. In other words, those “ gures are not applicable to how public school funding is done here in Florida. A more balanced approach can be found in Table 11 of the same report. There the ranking is based on dollars spent per student, using total tax revenues from city, state and federal sources. Based on that method, Florida is actually ranked 38th in the nation which is a far cry from being dead last as Mr. Hazouri would have you believe. So, as you can see, Mr. Hazouri is forced to twist data in order to justify his claim that the state of Florida has, failed miserably in adequately funding K-12 public school education.Ž May I suggest the real problem of the budget crisis lies not with funding but with spending? The School Board has a bloated $1.6 billion budget, yet instead of making reasonable budget cuts, Mr. Hazouri would rather play partisan politics and furlough teachers without pay just so he can blame Governor Scott and the Republicans for the crisis he helped to create. John Turner Mandarin Its a new era for Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Both Northeast Florida locations have changed ownership and transformed from corporate locations of the nations largest members-only boat club to franchises. The new franchise ownership team is comprised of Jacksonville residents Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, who have both worked for Freedom Boat Club for years. Seelig, a University of North Florida M.B.A. student with close to a decade of boating and marine maintenance experience, will handle day-to-day operations at both locations. Almeida, a skilled business executive with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and a long time boater, will serve as director of sales and marketing. Seelig guaranteed they would work diligently to meet and even exceed the clubs high standard of customer service, while growing the business locally. Our long-term plan is to continue to grow our ” eet and provide members a wide choice of boats to choose from,Ž Almeida said. And were always focused on bringing the best boating experience possible to each and every one our Club members.ŽNew franchisees take over at boat clubThe club boasts more than a dozen boats, including deck boats, bow riders, center console “ shing boats and more. It also grants club members unparalleled access to over 60 locations across the nation. We have boats for in-shore, o -shore and ” ats “ shing that can be used anywhere „ from “ shing on the Intracoastal Waterway or pleasure cruising on the St. Johns River,Ž Seelig said. Blue-water boaters can also access St. Augustine through the citys inlet and proceed to the Camachee Cove Marina. They can even anchor out in the shadow of the Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fortress built in 1672. Creating a boating community in North Florida is a passion for both Seelig and Almeida. Whether the club is volunteering to share the joy of boating with some charitable organization or just bringing boating to families in a very a ordable way, the clubs strong sense of community is central to its core mission,Ž Almeida said. Thats why theyve organized multiple social gatherings and parties for current members and prospective Club members. An updated list of gatherings is available on the clubs Facebook page. What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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FREE* TRIAL PAIR CERTIFICATE FOR ACUVUE BRAND CONTACT LENSES. F F R R E E E E * T T R R I I A A L L P P A A I I R R Go to askforacuvue.com to get a Were a year away from Election Day; it cant arrive soon enough. The silly rhetoric between now and then is going to become sillier and more perverse. From those envious of people who actually create and maintain wealth, we hear of justice and fairness,Ž somehow relating to if you are smart enough to make money, you have an obligation to happily let it be con“ scated by the government to give away to those who dont make money. Beyond the aberrant nature of this is the implication those with even small amounts of wealth have no concept of noblesse oblige … the voluntary process of sharing wealth simply because of a personal sense of responsibility. Instead, justice and fairnessŽ seekers want to tax and con“ scate it and use it for their purposes. In many societies, that is thought of as living under a dictatorship. Americans gave $291 billion in 2010 to various charities and philanthropic endeavors. This was all voluntary, according to the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, which monitors such events.Political CommentaryElection Day cant come soon enoughBy J. Bruce RichardsonThis apparently isnt enough for some people. Heres something important about justice and fairness:Ž The top “ ve percent of taxpayers contribute 60 percent of government revenue; the top 10 percent contribute 75 percent; another two-“ fths make up the rest. Half of the United States population is now exempt from paying taxes; 2012 may be the “ rst presidential election in American history where nontaxpaying voters outnumber taxpaying voters, according to Human Events. How about this for a change: Every American but those who are the truly neediest, should pay taxes, even if less than $100 annually. For years, weve known about the downfall of public housing. It often becomes uninhabitable quickly because residents have no stake in ownership or maintenance, and, therefore, treat it as something which has no value or is replaceable at expense to someone else. No incentive is present to keep the property in good condition. Has the same thing happened with non-taxpayers? Since half of the nation pays no taxes, have these people lost their stake in government? Do they expect more and more for less e ort because it comes from someone else without consequences? Would paying even a nominal amount of taxes bring some sort of appreciation for being part of the contributors instead part of the takers?Noblesse oblige is an important concept, which many of us follow in many di erent ways. Its insulting to think others who contribute little or nothing can receive justice and fairnessŽ at the literal expense of those who, even on the smallest scale, are wealth creators. In these dif“ cult economic times, many of us are in greatly reduced circumstances. The concept of noblesse oblige has not gone out of our lives; it merely means it is practiced in ways other than monetary contributions. The practice of justice and fairnessŽ as espoused by those seeking to con“ scate the wealth created by others to give freely to those who make little e ort is morally wrong, and it kills the goose which lays the golden egg.J. Bruce Richardson, a resident of Jacksonville, has created many successful marketing, advertising, public relations, fund-raising and political campaigns. A former newsroom staffer of the late Jacksonville Journal, Mr. Richardson has an educational background in management and nance. His column will be appearing monthly in Mandarin NewsLine. nus described how his father had such a great in” uence on his lifes decisions„how as a football player, the “ lm doesnt lieŽ and that a game “ lm shows exactly how one plays. No excuses, it is all there to be seen. He drove home the point that you must hold to heart that failure is not an optionŽ in life. He challenged the gathered students to recognize bullying and admonishing those who are bullies by saying, You know what I think? Bullies are wimps.Ž To get the students built up in taking that to heart he asked for a cheer on the count of three that Bulling in school is NOT cool.Ž After a collective response that he felt did not quite reach the required level of enthusiasm, he once again counted to three, soliciting a resoundingly louder chant. We would have to say that Anti-bullying message cont. from pg. 1Tom McManus has become a very skilled motivator since his playing days with the Jaguars as middle linebacker. Undoubtedly those at Mandarin Middle School who have been the victims of bullying found new strength to stand up and report the bully and those who are doing the bullying were put on notice that if they want to make something of themselves, they need to take a look at the game “ lm, remembering it doesnt lie. The “ nal message from McManus is that No child should be afraid to go to school.Ž

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No. However, many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission and course placement. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests that they require, while others allow the applicant to choose which tests to take. Which United States colleges require the SAT Subject tests? Universities and colleges change their policies on standardized tests often, so be sure to check with the undergraduate admissions o ce at the All about SAT Subject TestsContributed by Edgar Gonzalez, Director, Huntington Learning Centerschool of interest. In general, highly selective colleges tend to require or recommend that students submit scores for one or more Subject Tests. Here are a few examples of various schools policies: € Yale University and Duke University require freshmen applicants to take either the ACT (only) or the SAT Reasoning Test and two Subject Tests of their choosing. (At Duke, however, students applying to the Pratt School of Engineering must take one Subject Test in mathematics.) € New York University requires applicants to submit scores from two Subject Tests, with the exception of those applying to the Tisch School of the Arts or to music or studio art programs in the Steinhardt of Education. € Carleton College recommends, but does not require, that students submit scores from one or more Subject Tests, while Stanford University recommends, but does not require, that students submit scores from at least two Subject Tests. € Case Western Reserve University, Trinity University and Emory University do not require the SAT Subject Tests, but encourage students to send such scores if they feel they might strengthen their applications. How many SAT Subject tests are there? There are 20 tests, including: Literature United States History World History Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2 Biology-Ecological or Biology-Molecular Chemistry Physics Chinese with Listening French French with Listening German German with Listening Spanish Spanish with Listening Modern Hebrew Italian Latin Japanese with Listening Korean with Listening How can students prepare for the SAT Subject Tests? While being knowledgeable in the subject tested is obviously key to success, for some subjects, it is also important that students take the exams at opportune times. For example, students who take one or both of the biology exams should do so shortly after completing their high school biology course, while the material is still fresh in their minds. Language Subject Tests, on the other hand, are for students who have studied a language for two or more years. For more information about the SAT Subject Tests, visit www. collegeboard.com. For additional information, please contact canlearn@ aol.com and see Huntington Learning Centers ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!My friends always depend on me to summarize the season and melt down all the information from all the September periodicals into a so called Must HaveŽ list. This list is the Bible so to speak, if you could only buy two or three things for the upcoming fashionable events you will be attending. The last few years this list has become much more important as we are all watching our purses. I take this assignment seriously and am proud to share it with you Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! So here we go for fall 11s Must HaveŽ column. Number one on the agenda is for you to get to the mall and do some serious leg-wear shopping. Yes, Kate Middleton has hit the scene and the trend of hosiery has rained down to the First Coast! Some of my friends call it sheer torture to consider wearing hose in Florida; one boasts of at least a century of naked legs, sans hose, for her. But the fact is any gals legs Fashion UpdateFall 11 must haves!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designslook better in hose. Its like cosmetics for the leg, but better. I ran into one of my trendy friends just last week and she had on a pair of drop-dead gorgeous hose. I told her, Linda, your legs look fabulous and whatever brand and color that those hose are, write it down for me.Ž She did and I drove straight to the store and bought a three-pack, sharing one pair with another friend on the way home! I swear, I didnt know Linda had such good looking legs till she had those hose on! I am not talking about wearing fuddy duddy old lady hose, but nice, ” attering ultrasheer pantyhose, black opaque tights and patterned leg wear is inŽ for Fall 11! Todays pantyhose are miles ahead of those we wore to work in the 80s. The fabric is more comfortable, the elastic is less restricting and they o er toning and shaping bene“ ts to boot. Look at the re” ection of Miss Kate in her pretty dresses with those shiny sheer hose on in her pre-wedding photos. This is what its all about. Then, I also play Miss Manners in the hosiery wear story. There are certain occasions that covered legs are a must. The fact that you have pantyhose on for a job interview is a given; you have to do it! Then the social occasions that be“ t covered legs, like funerals, weddings, etc. show pure class. The fall opaque legs and textured legs “ nishŽ a great looking ensemble like nothing else. Nothing else said, go buy a pair of hose, its the “ rst Must Have.Ž The second best low cost update for your fall wardrobe is the woven scarf. This years version is oblong and made of very handsome fabric; chose one in your color palette and it should go with everything in your closet. Wear the scarf as a wrap or loop it in half around your neck topping o the entire look of your day, whether it be a denim skirt and ballet ” ats or a pantsuit and heels. If you still have any fashion budgetŽ left, buy a blouse or a dress with an asymmetrical neckline. My friend and I were working with her new LBD (little black dress) with the new neckline just last week. We tried many di erent pieces of her jewelry with it and nothing worked; any necklace ruins the lines of the neck. At the end of the day, just a great earring statement was all that little number took to “ nish the polished look! Now go shopping for these Must HavesŽ and have fun! in donations, securing the rest of the years budget for operational expenses at MAC. Scott then presented a $4,000 check, representing generous personal donations and from the Mandarin Community Club to get the match started!Grand Re-opening cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Need customers? 886-4919

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What can we say about Thanksgiving? Every true American knows that it is a day to remember everything they are thankful for: one of them being a massive, family feast. Starving teenagers fantasize about Turkey Day because it gives them an excuse to stu themselves. They imagine themselves basking in the glory of rich, decadent delights, including plump, juicy, turkey meat. However, what if there was no real turkey this Thanksgiving? When youre done having a panic attack, think about what it would be like if all the dishes prepared were free of all meat, dairy and eggs. Some might cringe at this insane idea; however, for vegetarian and vegan food lovers, its a dream come true. The only question now is: how do we survive a ” esh free Thanksgiving? Anyone who cooks knows that the “ rst step in preparing a fantastic feast is buying the ingredients. Thanksgiving dinner is obviously no exception, but Youth SceneHappy TurkeyŽ DayBy Megan Crawfordyou may be wondering where you (or your parents) are supposed to “ nd the ingredients for TurkeyŽ day. Several grocery stores might carry the items youll need; however, sometimes these places have limited options for those seeking the healthiest, high quality ingredients. Thats where the health food store comes in. Whole Foods, one of the most popular natural grocers in America, sells a wide variety of meat and dairy substitutes (such as faux turkey roasts, vegan butter spreads, non-dairy milk and egg replacer) as well as produce. Although “ guring out which ingredients to purchase may seem like pulling teeth, there are always recipes or guidelines you can follow. Moosewood, a very popular vegetarian company, o ers a wide variety of cookbooks and several recipes on their website, www.moosewoodcooks. com. Their book, Moosewood Celebrates, has several delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, such as Mushroom Filo Pastries, Jazzed upŽ Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pecan Crumble, Pumpkin Maple Pie, Caramelized Onion Gravy and many more. If youre interested in sur“ ng the web for your meat free holiday ideas, there are an in“ nite number of websites to explore. For example, animal rights organization, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has an abundant amount of information to share on their websites, www.peta.org and www.peta2. com. This includes advice on meat and dairy alternatives, recipes, vegan turkey ideas and other vegetarian companies. Want to talk with someone in person for advice? No problem, most health food stores have a majority of vegetarian and vegan employees who are happy to answer your questions. By now, youre probably wondering why you should go vegetarian in the “ rst place. Not only is it a sigh of relief for the planet as well as turkeys, cows and chickens everywhere, it will also make you feel healthier and happier. So shove the meat aside, eat your vegetables and have a happy TurkeyŽ day. partisan 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. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the part entrance. Please note, beginning Tuesday, November 1, we will begin to play at 1:30 p.m. until further notice. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The All Star Quilters Guild will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. For more information or to participate, please contact Julie Mainor at juliemainor@juliemainor. com or Dot Butler at 642-6574. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will host Master Gardener Joe Stumpf for a presentation on bonsai on Tuesday November 15. The program is free and open to public and starts at 10:00 a.m. The program will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please call 2921546. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www. sagn” .blogspot.com for meeting dates. The Mandarin Womens Club program to be held on November 17 will be an informative and entertaining speaker from Crime Stoppers who will discuss identify theft. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. 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. Members husbands are invited at the guest rate of $16.50 and reservations are required. Please call Iris at 268-2459 no later than November 11. 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 River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 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 program will feature RCWC members modeling holiday fashions from Bealls department store. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 and reservations are required by November 10. 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 to all divers and those who are interested in diving. For more information, please visit www.nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The Project for Local Arts and Youth presents Olivia and the Dragon, an original produc-€ Second Place: Mayank Chandran (Wolf), Zachery Bellerose (Webelos) € Third Place: Matthew Yang (Wolf), Jarod Laidman (Webelos) € Overall: First: Ian Turner (Webelos), Second: Zachery Bellerose (Webelos), Third: Myank Chandran (Wolf) The Regatta Committee members were Craig Laidman, Suzanne Davis and Michael Shelton. Special thanks to all the great parents, family and friends who support Pack 321 and scouting. Pack 321 meets on Thursday nights at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For more information and to see additional photos of the event, please visit the website. http://pack321.net.Rain Gutter Regatta cont. from pg. 1 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

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Possibly tainted candy, use of costume materials and food borne illnesses may really be the hazards. As such, the health professionals at the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center can be an important resource for parents at this time of year. The Poison Control Help Line, 1-800-222-1222 is available 24 hours a day when these questions come up. Although rumors of tainted Halloween candy were rampant in the 70s and 80s, a far graver danger for small children is the risk that they might accidentally mistake medications for treats. Children under the age of six continue to be the number one victim of accidental poisonings. Last year, the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Halloween horrors and Fall Festival ubs… Jacksonville received almost 41,000 human exposure calls, nearly half of which involved accidental ingestions in children under the age of six. Between October 29 and November 2 last year the Help Line received almost 900 calls. On October 31 alone there were 177 calls for help and advice to the Poison Control Help Line. This is also the time of the year known for fall festivals, carnivals and fairs. One of the more fun aspects of these events is the various types of food available. The not-so-fun part can be food borne illness associated with undercooked or improperly handled or stored food. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville can provide food safety education tips and management advice for food poisoning if it does occur. Parents should be vigilant for malicious contamination and tampering of Halloween candy,Ž said Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center … Jacksonville. Likewise, we can decrease the risk to children by using non-toxic paints and materials for costume design and by paying close attention to food/candy labels to prevent food allergies.Ž The following tips can help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone: € Parents should inspect all treats their children bring home before any are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture holes, tears or signs of rewrapping. € Feed children dinner before they go out or bring along your own candy to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats that have not been inspected. € Be extra careful with toddlers goodies. Avoid choking hazards by allowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts. € Caution children to not chew or bite on glow sticks or glow jewelry as these products contain an irritating chemical which may cause pain if gets it in their mouth, eyes or throat. € If using dry ice for decorations, be aware that direct Curing Lung Cancer Screening Initiative 2011 ATTENTION: LONG-TIME SMOKERSLung cancer is curable when caught early and can save a life. Make an appointment NOW to see if youre a candidate for a screening!3 convenient screening locationsAppointments are from 8 am to 5 pmORANGE PARKNovember 5 Orange Park Cancer CenterSOUTHSIDENovember 12 Southside Cancer CenterPALATKANovember 19 Cancer Center of Putnam CountySchedule online now at: www.curinglungcancer.com or call our Care Coordinator at 904.571.2008*This screening scan to detect lung cancer is not covered by insurance. However, standard scans (with and without contrast) ma y be when assessing a lung abnormality. A standard follow-up CT chest scan will be recommended for any observed abnormalities in your lung and chest. You may schedule follow-up scans with us or other facility of choice. Should a PETCT scan be indicated, w e are pleased to provide this scan for you as a courtesy, and gladly contact your primary care physician, upon request.Lung cancer screening ONLY $9900! Low-Dose Helical CT Lung Scans for Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer contact with the skin or mouth can cause a frostbite type injury. Wash immediately with water. € Wear re” ective costumes in the dark or carry a ” ashlight. € When in doubt, throw it out! Call the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville 24 hours a day at 1-800222-1222 for information or advice on Halloween poisoning hazards or in a poisoning emergency. Program the number into your phone for quick access or download the free iPhone App at www.aapcc.org. When the problem is poison, the answer is poison control. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919

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On Saturday, October 1, the matesŽ of the travel group of the Mandarin Womens Club (MWC) and several of their matesŽ boarded the S.S. Marine Taxi for a delightful cruise down the St. Johns and Ortega Rivers. Sponsored by the St. Johns Riverkeeper and guided by their knowledgeable and entertaining Kelly Savage, those on board sat back and enjoyed the clear, fall-like weather, the Jacksonville skyline and waterfront neighborhoods and the unique experience of such easy access to our beautiful river. The expedition originated at the Friendship Fountain Marina, but in minutes everyone found themselves surrounded by the isolated marshland of the lower Ortega River. Hopes were for an alligator or manatee sighting or two while the local water birds pursuing their morning routines kept binoculars at the ready. Savage maintained an easy banter about biological and historical facts of the river, the wildlife, plant life and the Riverkeeper organizations role in providing opportunities for the citizens of Duval County to increase our knowledge and understanding of the issues facing the river. I recently decided to check out the Riverside Arts Market for myself. I had heard many good things about it, but wasnt quite sure what to expect. After parking at one of the many business lots on or near Riverside Avenue which are made available on Saturdays for this venture, I made my way to the entrance under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge. My “ rst impression was that it was much more extensive than I had anticipated. In addition to two stages and a Seating TerraceŽ overlooking the St. Johns River, there are more than 100 booths, including a Food Court,Ž Farmers RowŽ and of course many more featuring the work of dozens of artists. The Riverside Arts Market was many years in the making. It was the dream child of Wayne Wood, who had seen a similar project in Portland, Oregon. He developed su cient interest in the community, so that when the Fuller Warren Bridge was rebuilt, space was left to accommodate the venture. It “ nally opened in April of 2009 and is now open every Saturday from March to December, starting at 10:00 a.m. It enjoys as many as 5000 visitors each week! The food vendors come from many areas, including Port St. Lucie, Tampa and Waycross. They bring guaranteed home grown vegetables, home made breads, delicious bakery goods, candy and even fresh meats. The artists also come from many surrounding areas, and share their creative talents in such areas as pottery, photography, fabric design and jewelry, as well as more traditional art disciplines. In addition, they demonstrate their techniques, sharing the creation of art Mandarin Womens Club members sail the St. JohnsBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart RossWhile those of us who live so close to such a major waterway may take its existence for granted, the St. Johns Riverkeeper group diligently works toward resolving the problems of nutrient overload, bacterial invasion, excess water withdrawals, pollutants, sedimentation and wetland impact from over-development. The MWC members had enjoyment in mind when booking the cruise but our individual donations keep this imperative watchfulness operating in order to maintain the health of the river and everyones continuing enjoyment as well. Savage proffered the perfect way to keep donating to the well-being of the St. Johns River„take more St. Johns Riverkeeper cruises! Check out their website for future scheduled trips: www. stjohnsriverkeeper.org. As the cruise came to a tooearly end, while the passengers nibbled Halloween cookies, a school of about 20 dolphins bid their farewell and the water taxi slipped back into downtown with the shipmates preparing to get back their land legs.Ž The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new friends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco, bridge and Mah Jongg. Some of the evening functions include your spouse. The club is open to all women who want to join in on the fun. For more information, please call Kay at 521-2524. For information on the monthly luncheons with programs held at the Ramada Inn, please call Iris at 268-2524. Reservations required.EncoreA di erent way to enjoy the artsBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityworks as you watch. What a wonderful place to do your holiday shopping and “ nd unique hand made gifts, not to be found anywhere else. But this is not all! As one wanders up and down the aisles, one encounters street performers such as jugglers, magicians, musicians and other performing artists. In addition there are major scheduled performances on the River Stage where one can relax in the beautifully located Seating Terrace and enjoy a variety of entertainment. During the late summer and early fall, there are also Movies under the StarsŽ starting at sunset, but well have to wait until next year to enjoy that unique entertainment! In the meantime you can plan a wonderful family experience. There are activities for all ages, including a Childrens Creativity Center„and where else would you encounter a juggler as you shop for fresh food, art work or gifts? There is no charge for admission and if you need additional information you can call the parent organization, Riverside/Avondale Preservation at 389-2449 or visit the website at www.riversideartsmarket.com. Give Thanks!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartam Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 13760 Old St. Augustine Road 32258 (Located next to Kohls) www.bartramparkanimals.com Where your pet can expect compassionate, knowledgeable care, ALWAYS! ( 904 ) 402 8222 50% OFF VaccinesEvery TuesdayWith this ad.(Fecal/Heartworm Test Req.) Sat 9am-6pm Lindsay Schwieterman-Fait, who is known locally as Mandarins Harriet Beecher Stowe, has been presenting historical portrayals of the famous author since she was in the sixth grade. She will discuss Stowes life and historical legacy at the Third Thursday lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Mandarin Community Club. The free monthly event is sponsored by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and the Mandarin Community Club. It will be held at the community club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. prior to the lecture. Fait, 22, is an honors graduate of the University of Florida, where she double-majored in history and English, with a specialized degree in British literature. She is also a poet, author and martial artist. Recently, she published her “ rst book of poetry, Of Clay and the Kiln.Ž Fait said she has found great personal inspiration from Dont let your Thanksgiving feast become a holiday hazard for your dog. Control the situation with these guidelines: € Never give a dog a cooked bone„especially poultry bones. These can splinter and harm your pets throat or even cause internal injuries. € Dont serve your dog leftovers. Whats good to us may seem tasty to a dog too. But beware: Many foods are di cult for dogs to digest; some are toxic and can even be fatal. On the Do Show Fido you care this Thanksgiving Not ServeŽ list: fat, grapes, tomatoes, garlic and onions, raisins and salt. € No dessert, please. Sugar and fat can lead to weight and dental problems, as well as diabetes. And chocolate can be lethal„especially to small dogs. € Dont decorate with items that may be hazardous to your dog. Be aware that small ornaments can cause choking. If you plan to burn candles, make sure your dog cant knock them over.Mandarins Harriet Beecher StoweŽ to discuss authors historical legacyStowe, who wrote Uncle Toms Cabin.Ž Stowe wintered in Mandarin with her family from 1867 until 1884 and was actively involved in the community. Stowes personality and character gave me the inspiration to pursue my own writing,Ž said Fait. Stowe had a ceaseless drive to follow her heart and her convictions for change through authorship and action that always proved to me that the pen is mightier than the sword.Ž Fait, whose maiden name was Schwieterman, grew up in Mandarin. She wrote her “ rst book report about Stowe in the third grade at Loretto Elementary School and won Mandarin Middle Schools History Fair for her research and portrayal of Stowe when she was in the sixth grade. In the seventh grade, she took “ rst place in Duval County. She graduated from Mandarin High School in the charter class for the Advanced International Certi“ cate of Education program. She has given frequent community presentations about Stowe over the years. She will be presenting a lecture at the community club. However, she will be giving a full historical re-enactment of Stowe, dressed in costume, at the 12th annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin at the Walter Jones Historical Park on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Winter Celebration draws more than 1,000 visitors from throughout North Florida to experience an old fashioned holiday celebration. The days program includes choirs and musical performances, hay rides and train rides, arts and crafts, a visit from Santa, tours of the 1875 farmhouse and many other activities. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, please contact the society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com November 11 Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank

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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 30 years experiencePersonal & Business Income Tax PreparationFormer Internal Revenue Agent & Lic. to practice before the IRS Excel Spreadsheet Design, Training, & Support QuickBooks Set-Up, Training & SupportYear End is fast approaching. Call me now to review your QuickBooks setup, financials and year-end payroll & 1099s. October 14 through 16 was a memorable weekend celebrating the arts at the Northeast Florida Conservatory. This community school of the arts celebrated its “ rst anniversary by hosting its “ rst annual Music Festival. Three days of festivities began on Friday evening with a cocktail reception and dancing. Music was provided by the Conservatory Jazz Band and a ballroom dance demonstration featured the Conservatorys renowned instructor, Jake Lukich. From morning through late afternoon on Saturday, guests enjoyed musical performances by very talented student groups, soloists and ensembles, beginning with the Jacksonville Suzuki Strings and concluding with the Conservatory Community Orchestra. In addition, a market fair provided the opportunity to shop for a variety of wonderful gift items, enjoy delicious food and learn about local businesses and their services. The celebration concluded on Sunday, October 16, with a concert by the Conservatory It is tailgating season, which means grill masters are in high demand. Yet each year emergency crews respond to thousands of “ res and emergency calls around the country because of careless grilling. Combining explosive fuels with food, hot metals and large amounts of people can cause a recipe for disaster according to the article, BBQ Safety Tips for the Tailgating Season. Furthermore, last year alone more than 1,800 people required treatment at their local hospital following accidents involving a barbeque according to the article Barbeque and Grilling. Follow these safety tips to ensure your barbequing experience is a win! € Use gas, propane and charcoal grills outdoors and always at least 10 feet away from any building or structure. € Never leave an ignited, hot grill unattended. € Keep grills away from heavy foot tra c, games and activities. € Store lighters and matches away from the grill. € Wear “ tted clothing when grilling; no frills or strings. € Before starting your grill, be sure all parts are “ rmly in place and working properly.What a celebration!By Contributing Writer Marlene BiffarCommunity Band at All Souls Anglican Church. This extremely talented band demonstrated its versatility by playing a wide variety of music, including Souza marches, gospel songs, a samba highlighting the ” ute section, patriotic melodies and a medley from The Fantasticks that featured soloists Jim Goodell and Mark Snitzer. It was a wonderful “ nale for a wonderful weekend. The Northeast Florida Conservatory, under the leadership of president and executive director, Richard Dixon, is located in Mandarin and provides instruction in all instruments for all ages, as well as theory classes, solo and ensemble opportunities and more. Many Conservatory instructors are members of the Jacksonville Symphony, faculty at local colleges or both. There is also the opportunity to join one of our bands or our orchestra; you dont need to be a virtuoso, just someone who loves music and enjoys playing it with others. Congratulations to the Northeast Florida Conservatory! Keep up the great work! Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919Safe grilling tips By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation€ Keep a “ re extinguisher nearby. € Never attempt to move a hot grill. € Always use long-handled utensils to avoid burns and spatters. Be sure there is nothing obstructing the path of the fuel. These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Attention Mandarin residents!Be sure to visit the City of Jacksonvilles webpage www.mappingtherisk.com to determine your ood zone status based on the newest FEMA Flood maps and learn some helpful tips that may come in handy this hurricane season!

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Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase Michigans eastern Upper Peninsula makes an ideal getaway from Floridas heat and humidity. That is, if you plan your visit for next summer. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow referred to the shore and water blessed area in his famous Song of HiawathaŽ as the Gitchie Gumee by the shining Big-Water-Sea. Today, it remains pristine America. The area has been a favorite summer retreat for Midwestern families since the late 19th century. Fishing enthusiasts descend on Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for the multitude of choices available at reasonable rates. Kayakers favor Les Chteaux Island, actually 36 islands that form an archipelago, now a nature preserve. Canoeing is popular along the Two-Hearted River and sailing has an enthusiastic following in the UP. Lighthouse bu s revel with a bounty of sites to visit, more than any other state. Lake Superior shoreline alone boasts 35 of the statewide 116 light-The Bumblebee circle of the Mandarin Garden Club did a fall vegetable planting on October 7 with Master Gardener Joe Frisco. The children age “ ve and up planted broccoli, cabbage and cauli” ower. The Bumblebees meet on the “ rst Thursday of each month at the garden club at 6:30 p.m. They have a different program each month and adults must accompany and attend the meeting with child. For more information, please call Pat at 619-1971. Exploring the Gitchie GumeeBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comhouses. Despite their guiding lights, the Great Lakes remain treacherous boating grounds. Gordon Lightfoots ballad The Wreck of the Edmund FitzgeraldŽ brought cultural awareness to the 1975 tragedy. Visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum to “ nd out more. Tahquamenon Falls State Park (pronounced like phenomenon with a tŽ) includes nearly 50,000 acres in Paradise, Michigan. Yes, the park is located in a town named Paradise. As you might expect, the area is green and gorgeous. Take the scenic three-hour hiking trail from Tahquamenons Lower Falls, actually a series of drops, to the Upper one. Or drive to the Upper Falls entrance and walk to see the 200-foot-wide cascading water. Youll also “ nd the only brewery and pub in any United States state park at the Visitors Center. Both the upper and lower falls present wonderful photo ops; however, even more picturesque are the dramatic cli s at Pictured Rocks. Photo by Thomas A. SchneiderThey stand as the centerpiece of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park. The water may be chilly, but scuba fans still enjoy an underwater diving preserve. Mackinac Island remains the areas best known vacation draw with its laid back, no carsŽ policy. A stay at the iconic Grand Hotel, built in 1887, lulls guests back in time as they while away the day on wooden rockers lining the 660foot front porch, the longest in the world. Hiking and biking around the “ ve and a half-acre island keep guests active or they can utilize horse-drawn carriage transport from some of Mackinacs 500 resident horses. Visitors shouldnt miss riding the waterway through the Soo Locks alongside behemoth tankers and freighters. The boat tour traverses the only connection between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and Ontario, thus providing a major shipping lane for over 90 million tons of cargo each year. The tour also passes by the Canadian city of Sault Ste. Marie. Falls and winters here in Florida might be delightful, but I envy the summertime feel of Michigans Upper Peninsula. By Gitchie Gumee, theyve got sometime special and perhaps you need to think about planning a trip up there. 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, 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.Ž The federal government has mandated that all healthcare Baptist Health earns ranking in InformationWeek 500Ž 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.Ž Additional details can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com I think it is very important for people to see this show because they will be able to relate, in some way, to feeling a little distrust or uneasiness from our government. Its witty, very funny and another look at the way our government works,Ž said Mandarin resident and stage manager Bradley Akers. The show he is talking about? It must be the one, the only, Urinetown: The Musical! Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that Remember When?Photo provided by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Watch this space each month for more memories!“Turpentine Still on St. Johns River” postcard circa 1910The pine gum from the once vast pine forests that lined the St. Johns River was an important part of Floridas industry. In 1782, when Florida was a British colony, Francis Philip Fatio, whose plantation south of Julington Creek would become the town of Switzerland, was one of the rst to recognize the value of Floridas forests. Resinsoaked fat pine wood was a scarce commodity in Europe. It produced the tar and pitch needed for waterproo ng in the shipping industry. Later, gum was collected by cutting deep cavities or boxesŽ into the trees. Also known as liquid gold,Ž the gum was distilled, separating the volatile turpentine from the residual rosin, which were poured hot into barrels and shipped for domestic or export use. From 1909 until 1923, Florida led the nation in pine gum production, with Jacksonville being the major shipping port. The 1910 census listed 27,211 men and 316 women, mostly African-Americans, working in the industry with 65 percent in Florida. To learn more about Mandarin history, please visit the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Youth Arts UpdateMusical satire also parodies other showsBy Danielle Wirsansky Principal actors, Nick Sacks (Bobby Strong) and Jesse Jacobson (Hope Cladwell) rehearse for their upcoming performance of Urinetown.satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics. On Broadway, it won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. I thought the premise was hilarious, but I never really knew too much about the show,Ž said Akers. As the story goes, a 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable. All restroom activities are done in public toilets controlled by a megacorporation called Urine Good CompanyŽ (or UGC). To control water consumption, people have to pay to use the amenities. There are harsh laws ensuring that people pay to pee and if they are broken, the o ender is sent to a penal colony called Urinetown,Ž never to return. The story follows a young man and his quest to free his people from the tyranny of being taxed to tinkle. While perhaps not the most common of stories, the musical has other endearing qualities. My favorite thing about the musical is that it parodies other famous Broadway musicals. For instance, the ending of Act One has a very dramatic (yet hilarious) song that parodies Les Miserables, including a slow motion “ ght section, rebellious townspeople and the famous Les Miserables dance step. Also, the Opening of Act 2 is a parody of Fiddler on the Roof. The actors do dances that are reminiscent of Russian steps that you would see onstage of Fiddler on the Roof. Other musicals parodied throughout the show are West Side Story, The Cradle Will Rock, Chicago and Anything Goes, to name a few.Ž The performances will be taking place November 17 through 19 in the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Main Theatre. Each performance will be at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $12. The musicals message, although the outcome is not that positive, is to follow your heart. This is the protagonists inspiration behind everything he does.ŽFor more than 30 years, Duval County has continued to have one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the nation. So, I.C.O.N (Integrated Community Oncology Network) announces the Curing Lung Cancer Screening Initiative 2011Ž to support awareness and action during November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This initiative o ers an important low-dose screening lung scan for smokers at risk for lung cancer. I.C.O.N.s partners in multidisciplinary cancer care are F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group), Cancer Specialists of North Florida (formerly Florida Oncology Associates) and McIver Clinic. This is the “ rst step that I.C.O.N. will make in a national drive to improve cure rates in lung cancer … Jacksonville is the home base for the project. There are more than 220,000 cases of lung cancer in America each year of which 160,000 people will perish. The impact of this all too often deadly disease can be lowered with selfresponsibility and awareness of the bene“ ts of early screening to detect lung cancer when it is as small as possible. Long-term smokers should consider this $99 low-dose CT scan because this simple screening test can detect lung cancer in its early stage when it is smaller than a pea and prior to spread when cure is probable. The guidelines used to identify people who would clearly bene“ t from screening mirror those used in a recently reported study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute that demonstrated improved survival with CT-based screening. People who can answer yesŽ to the following questions meet these guidelines. 1. Are you 55 or older? 2. Have you smoked for more than pack years? Examples: a person who has smoked one pack a day for 30 years has a Screening for lung cancer in high risk smokers o ered30-pack-year history as does a person who has smoked two packs a day for 15 years, etc. 3. Has it been less than 15 years since you stopped smoking? 4. Has it been more than a year since your last CT chest? If you have never had a chest CT, the answer is yes. If you have had a CT chest, please bring a copy of the report on a disc with you. 5. Have you been treated for cancer other than skin cancer within the past “ ve years? If so, you will be asked to detail. Participants can choose one of three di erent Saturdays and locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. The dates are November 5, 12 and 19, 2011. The locations are in Orange Park (Orange Park Cancer Center at 2161 Kingsley Avenue), Jacksonville (Southside Cancer Center at 5742 Booth Road, Suite 2) and Palatka (Cancer Center of Putnam at 600 Zeagler Drive.) This is an extraordinary opportunity for heavy smokers to access top-tier screening at an a ordable cost in order to detect lung cancer at its early stages,Ž states John Wells, MD, a boardcerti“ ed Radiation Oncologist and program coordinator. I.C.O.N.s Medical and Radiation Oncologists are fully aware of and support e orts to detect lung cancer early when life can most often be saved. This new low-dose screening opportunity is important, especially in this region, which has a high incidence of lung cancer.Ž Though screening scans are not covered by insurance, it is critical for people who are at high risk to know that if an abnormality is detected that subsequent standard scans with and without contrast would be covered to assess the abnormality in detail. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine. Happy Thanksgiving!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.€Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistry€Periodontics€Prosthodontics Temperatures have begun to drop around Mandarin as Mustangs begin to dig up their wintertime gear. Fall sports are coming to an end to make way for winter sports, like basketball, weightlifting, wrestling and soccer. Many of these sports have already started conditioning and practicing. Yearbooks have gone on sale and from now until December 1, anyone may purchase a yearbook for $80. Order yours now at yearbookordercenter. com; school code: 2340. Seniors, the o cial deadline for senior ads is November 1! A full page costs $200, a half page costs $125, a quarter page costs $75 and an eighth page costs $50. Email your ad design to yearbook teacher, Mrs. Parkinson, at On a lovely October evening, an unusual group of parishioners gathered in the parking lot of St. Josephs Catholic Church. They congregated together, greeting old friends and making some new ones. This all took place in front of a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic saint who lived in Assisi, Italy from 1181-1226. He loved all of Gods creations and had a special a nity with animals. He is often depicted surrounded by birds and other animals. The traditional Blessing MHS HappeningsIts beginning to look a lot like winterBy Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentparkinsond@duvalschools.org. Business ads are also on sale, at $300 for a whole page, $200 for a half of a page, $125 for a quarter of a page and $75 for an eighth of a page. The drama department has been working determinedly on their upcoming production of the musical Annie Opening night is Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and they will be performing until Saturday night. You will not want to miss it! On Saturday, November 5, SAT testing will take place at Mandarin. Students, be sure to arrive at school by 8:00 a.m. with a pencil, a scienti“ c calculator, a picture I.D. and your printed admission ticket. Depending on the proctor, testing should last until around Wish you were here!Call today to advertise in the only community newspaper delivered to EVERY ADDRESS in 32223 and 32258!886-4919 ja@rtpublishinginc.comBlessing of the Animals at St. Josephs Catholic ChurchBy Contributing Writer Terry Chrisley Dewey and Kailee Cook Buddy with Deacon Moe Culver and Deacon Tony Colichio of the Animals takes place on or near his feast day of October 4. On this particular evening there were many pets that had brought along their humans. Buddy the dog who walks with a wheelchair device his human Jennifer Pearson had made for him after an unfortunate accident left him with a broken back. It doesnt seem to slow Buddy down; he wheels around greeting everyone. Murphy the golden retriever brought his human family, Mom, Margaret and little brother and sister William and Caroline. Dewey the kitten peeked out of his blanket held closely by his human Kailee Cook. Besides the many dogs and cats there were some “ sh, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. They all received a blessing from Pastor Dan Cody, who was assisted by Deacon Moe Culver and Deacon Tony Colichio. The dogs barked, the cats meowed and the humans sang a song of blessing. A good time was had by all! 10950 San Jose Boulevard (Bone Fish Center) 904.262.7222Providing you a healthier alternative to beauty! 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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE G RAND OPENING! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEK25 State Road 13, Jacksonville Refreshments will be served. Call 904-287-7300 for more information.Youre Invited!Discover Active Living!Tuesday, November 29, 20112:00PM to 6:00PM 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 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 “Pets make you feel a little healthier – and a whole lot happier.” Pet Lovers For more information or to visit, call toll-free today!1-866-983-1984 INDEPENDENT LIVING • ASSISTED LIVING • MEMORY CARE 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard September was National Senior Center Pride Month. There was a contest among all centers put on by the City of Jacksonville to see who had the best event based on originality/activities etc. The Mandarin Senior Center was awarded First Prize for this their Hawaiian Luau event! Participants enjoyed a Hula dance contest, steel drums and a red carpet. There are over 300 active senior citizens who attend the Mandarin Senior Center. The Center is located on Hartley Road in Mandarin and is open to all Duval Country residents over 60 years of age.River Garden Hebrew Home is proud to announce that LeadingAge Florida (formerly Florida Association for Homes and Services for the Aging) has recognized the River Garden Resident Council of the Year namedBy Contributing Writer Carol McLeod, River Garden Hebrew Home Vanessa Warner, Steve Protulis and Tina Tadros at the awards ceremony.Resident Council as the best Resident Council in the State of Florida. At the LeadingAge Annual Conference Awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida, Steve Protulis, LeadingAge board member, presented the Resident Council of the YearŽ award to River Garden sta members Vanessa Warner, activity director and Tina Tadros, activity coordinator. They accepted the award on behalf of River Garden residents as the sta liaisons to the council. During the presentation, Protulis remarked, The River Garden Resident Council is run solely by its members [residents only]. The council is active and involved in advocacy. Several years ago the Agency for Health Care Administration began citing facilities for residents that had moved their beds against the wall. The council wrote letters, signed petitions and spoke with their legislators. They reminded all who listened that this community is their home and not an institution. They made it clear that they should be allowed to have their rooms arranged according to their preferences. They made a di erence for their community and for communities across the state.Ž Upon accepting the award Warner stated, It is such an honor to be a part of a Resident Council that is completely run by its residents. They are involved in many causes both locally and nationally.Ž Congratulations to River Garden residents and the of“ cers of the Residents Council for they make the council a true partner in creating the caring community of River Garden. SENIORNEWS & VIEWS FOR SENIOR ADULTSNEWSLINE Are you interested in reaching seniors? For advertising or information, Call 886-4919

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Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center offers an extensive selection of digital hearing devices, backed by our superior level of professionalism and expertise. Call us today so you dont miss one more thing.Lindzee Nunez, MS, CCC-A Heather Fletcher, Au.D., CCC-A Glenn W. Knox, MD, FACS 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 Linda J. Levin, president of Jacksonvilles Reconstructionist Congregation Kehillah Chadashah, received for the congregation the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging (SE4A). The award cites religious insti-(ARA) For 66 million Americans, taking care of an aging, seriously ill or disabled family member or friend is a part of daily life. Fortunately there are numerous resources that can make the process easier. Caregivers can start by turning to Ask Medicare, a service created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that o ers a number of useful resources through its website at www.medicare.gov/ caregivers. The site gives caregivers tips on how to make the most of the Medicare program and o ers tips on managing chronic illnesses, “ nding and Mandarin congregation gets SE4A award By Contributing Herb Drilltutions, service agencies, civic clubs and government departments for positive contributionsŽ by members volunteer e orts last year to help elders. In Kehillah Chadashahs community, activities included preparing meal baskets for hospice patients and their families; delivering holiday bags to homebound elders; and the youth group making hamantashen (holiday pastries) with the elderly at an assisted living facility. Hamantashen is made for Purim, a festival preceding Passover. SE4A was formed by of“ cials from eight states. They were concerned about national and regional issues facing Area Agencies on Aging trying to establish viable programs for the elderly. Major issues were problem-solving, training and spreading data pertinent to aiding such southeast agencies in starting, improving and/or expanding comprehensive and coordinated services for older people. Levin is executive director/ CEO of Jacksonvilles ElderSource, northeast Floridas Area Agency on Aging. She received the award at the SE4A conference in Memphis, Tennessee.For caregivers: Tips on long-term planningpaying for nursing home and assisted living care, “ nding local organizations that support caregivers and much more. Representatives of the program also o er recommendations to help caregivers deal with short and long-term “ nancial issues: € Talk with the person you are caring for about legally authorizing you to make decisions about his or her medical care. Discuss personal wishes and develop a living will to provide direction on the kind of health care the person desires and needs. Having this plan legally developed can make it much easier for you to make decisions in the future, especially for loved ones who are unable to speak for themselves. € Get started; contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program in your area by visiting www.medicare. gov and clicking on Help and Support or Useful phone numbers and websites.Ž Also visit www.agingwithdignity. org for a 5 WishesŽ document that can help you talk with family members about how they want to be treated. € Review “ nances and health care accounts. Medicare can reduce many out-of-pocket expenses for your loved one, but it does not cover everything. Make a monthly and yearly list of all income sources, such as Social Security and pensions, as well as monthly and yearly expenses, savings and investments that impact the overall “ nancial picture. € Learn which types of services are paid for. Visit Caregiver Topics,Ž Paying for CareŽ and Which expenses are coveredŽ sections on the Ask Medicare site. 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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Marion’s of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Under New Ownership!New Hair Stylist available, call for appointment. Wig Boutique P ma a a a i n H H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d d a a g g e e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d e e n n s s F F F F F F u u n n e e r r a a l l l l l l l H H H H H H o o m m e e o o f f f f f f f M M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i i n n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. 260-4820Inc.Since 1981 Crown Moldings Specializing in whole Exterior House Painting Also Interior, Exterior Door Replacement & New InstallationWallpaper Removal Mirrored & Bi-Fold, Legos, Legos everywhere! Four children big enough for Legos x birthdays x Christmas x un-birthday presents = exponentially more Legos than you could possibly imagine! Legos in boxes, Legos in bins, Legos in backpacks and Legos in my vacuum cleaner! Why, then, did I wake up to this request one Saturday morning, Mom? Can we go on picka-brick and buy some Legos?Ž They want more Lego swords, more hair and more little hinges. More guys, dogs and horses. Really, they just want more. If my goal for my children is “ nancial maturity, now is the time to teach the di erence between needs and wants, about goal-setting and entitlement. Needs vs. wants can be a fun lesson to cover. Its certainly easy once you help the children (and yourself!) look at life honestly. Heres a start: jeans: need Legos: want iPod: want This months review belongs to the recently released The Help, a dramatic-historical “ lm, “ lled with humor and drama. The movie begins in Jackson Mississippi, during the 1960s in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. Eugenia SkeeterŽ Phelan, portrayed by Emma Stone, is a young aspiring writer just returning as an Ole Miss graduate. No husbands and babies for Skeeter, who seems to be a bit di erent when compared to her old friends. She “ nds a job writing for the local paper„a column on how to clean the house and being a genteel southern girl, that job has always been left to someone else: the help. Now Skeeter needs some help and “ nds aid from one of her best friends domestic, Aibileen, played by Viola Davis. She cares for the Purposeful ParentingThe Value of a Dollar part 2 BudgetingBy Allie OlsenM&Ms for kids: want dark chocolate for Mom: need! Try quizzing by grabbing random items o Wal-Marts shelves and asking, need or want?Ž Expect a giggly answer when you pick up a giant pillow with a screen-printed wrestler, tanning spray and corn-on-thecob holders. Theyll be surprised at how little in such a large store is actually a need. Once your kids catch on, they may call you out when you toss in another bottle of red nail polish or a crepe-maker thats such a great deal.Ž Remember: the “ nancial lifestyle you model is what your children will learn from! Of course, not every want is bad... and thats where the next teaching point comes in. Buy wants within your budget selectively. Remind them of Proverbs 21:20, In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.Ž Dave Ramsey classi“ es money in three categories: spend, save, give. He challenges readers to tithe “ rst, pay yourself next (save) and then everything else. When the children receive money, whether as a gift or payment, teach them to immediately separate it into spend, save and give. Give the “ rst 10 percent at church, save the next portion and whats left is spending money. Tithe. Save. Then spend. So what if your sweetie wants a new iPod? It comes out of spending money, but she doesnt have enough! Setting goals is imperative to enjoying life on a budget. She needs to save her spending money for this splurge. She may also want bracelets and lip gloss; help her realize how this purchase a ects her goal of the iPod. That same daughter may assume you are going to buy her jewelry to match her new out“ ts. It may be well within your means to do so and sometimes your heart is to bless her with those things. In that case, go for it! But if shes demanding, assuming she deserves it or pouting to get it, recognize the symptoms of entitlement. You can smell entitlement on a kid a mile away,Ž Ramsey says. Websters dictionary says entitlement is belief that one is deserving of certain privileges. Ramseys advice to children (and adults)? Youre not entitled to squat! Food on the table, a roof over your head... sure.Ž This takes us full-circle to needs vs. wants. Whether its $1 gum, $5 Legos or a splurge, teach your children purchase wisely.This is part 2 of a 3 part series on money. To read part 1, search Mandarin NewsLines archives (www. MandarinNewsLine.com) or go to www.gracefullmom.comMovie ReviewThe HelpDirected by: Tate Taylor. Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Octavia Spencer. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) house and the children, a maid and nanny rolled into one. While writing her daily column, Skeeter has an idea to write a novel from the point of view of the local black women and the work situations and responsibilities they live with. Aibileen and her best friend Minny Jackson, depicted by Octavia Spencer, soon become involved in the writings of this novel in a time where such outspokenness is considered unlawful and dangerous. Trouble brews not only for the Black community but also between Skeeter and her friends who are leaders in the community and also in segregation. Hilly Holbrook, characterized by Bryce Dallas Howard, is such a leader. Her friends are not ready for the change that civil rights bring and they aim to thwart an outcome they know will change the way they live. From the beginning, the “ lm lets you know that in the 1960s slave times were only barely over, where the AfricanAmerican women served the white community and cared for the children of these women in the face of racism and segregation. Opinions and equality were not considered. Tate Taylor has directed a superb “ lm that takes a very trying time, a time that was “ lled with dark and desperate days and lightens it with strong relationships, courage and humor that stand up to the di cult situations. Emma Stone plays a young woman primarily raised by the help her mother employed; this was the woman who nurtured her and taught her to stand on her own two feet. Her dismissal was the turning point that leads to the novel. The movie had excellent characters that showed spirit and courage. Viola Davis is stoic and caring as the granddaughter of a house slave and nanny to a child too often left alone, who as a co-conspirator in this novel, “ nds aspirations of her own. Octavia Spencers character is feisty and mischievous, oppressed at home and in the workplace, who “ nds a new direction with the books publication. The whole community will now have to look at how the rest of the country will see them. The movie was also welldone in costumes, make-up and living conditions for the time period. The only drawback for a better rating is that being a Disney movie, the darker, more truthful aspects of these times were covered over. W W W WWWVisit our website: Mandarin NewsLineeditor@mandarinnewsline.com November 11

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Meeting Saturday Bible Study: 10:00 am Worship Service: 11:00 am Meeting at Life Church 10584 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257www.cog7jax.org EXCELLENCE IN ELDER CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESCALL TODAY! (904)260-1818 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258WWW.RIVERGARDEN.ORG Providing personalized medical and skilled nursing care in a gracious residential settingAHCA 5 STAR RATED COMMUNITY for excellence in long-term careGOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD5 time recipient Oer Expires December 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 First Christian Church (DOC) will be hosting their annual Family Fall Festival and Hog Roast on Friday, November 4, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities for the children including games, face painting, cake walk, bouncy houses/slides and more. Wristbands will be sold for the games and bounce houses. The hog roast dinners will include pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, garlic toast and a drink. Tickets for the meal will be $10, $5 for children ages four to 12 and children under four will be free. Dinners will be available for take out as well as dine in. Everyone is welcome to join American families have no time to waste helping bring joy to millions of needy boys and girls this holiday season. Sending hope to hurting children worldwide is a full-time, year-round e ort that requires the contagious compassion of Mandarin families, right now! Operation Christmas Child, the worlds largest Christmas project, is calling on local kids, families, churches, businesses, schools and community groups to “ ll shoe boxes full of gifts for children overseas who are su ering from disease, famine, war, terrorism and natural disaster. Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritans Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has collected and hand-delivered more than 86 million shoe box gifts to hurting kids in some 130 countries since 1993. Last year 8.2 million shoe boxes were given and our goal for northeast Florida is 28,000 to help reach the 8.5 million goal! This year Harvest Fellowship at 3844 Burnett Park Road and Crown Point Baptist at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road will be Relay Centers. It has been a couple of years since the Mandarin area o ered a drop-o location and this year we have two!Ž stated Natalie Bergeron, NE Florida this community event. Bring your neighbors and enjoy an evening of family fun! Hope to see you there. For more information call the church o ce at 262-1662 or check us out on Facebook, facebook.com/“ rstchristianjax Ladies, come join us for a study of the Gospel of John. Registration is now underway. CBS (Community Bible Study) meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Christ Church PCA, located at 9794 Old St. Augustine Road while Duval/St. Johns County schools are in session. All are welcome. Childcare and childrens classes are available. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Please contact Sandy Mitchell at 7311452 or sandy.mitchell57@ yahoo.com.Philip R. Cousin African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate their 125th Church Anniversary on Friday and Sunday, November 11 and 13. The celebrations theme Still Praising GodŽ will be evident with guest speakers at services: Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.„Rev. Cynthia Bailey of Greater Allen Chapel AME in Starke, Florida; Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. „ Rev. Anthony Henry of Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida; and Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. „ Rev. Gillard Glover of First AME Church in Palm Coast, Florida. The church is located at 2625 Orange Picker Road. For additional information, please call 262-3083 or email prcame@ bellsouth.net or visit www.philiprcousiname.com.A Caregiver Workshop will be held on Friday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at JCA, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard. This will be an informative program o ering a variety of care giving topics and is free and open to anyone helping to care for a loved one. Please RSVP to the Caregiver Coalition at 807-1225. Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, will celebrate a Hanging of the Greens service on November 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary and Family Life Center. Join us as we prepare our hearts and our worship centers for the Advent season. Following the service we will have our annual Advent festival with food for all, crafts, horse and buggy rides, smores and singing around the camp“ re. Praying with Lior will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. This is a heartwarming and award-winning documentary on the challenges and triumphs of a 12-year old boy with Down syndrome as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah. The program, which will be held at Ahavath Chesed, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard, is free and open to any interested parent, grandparent, student or educator. Please RSVP to Naomi at Jewish family & Community Services at 394-5777.Operation Christmas Child has two new locationsMedia Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child and Mandarin resident. Relay Centers co-coordinators, Angela from Harvest and Judy at Crown Point both look forward to the exciting week and plan to stay busy.Ž Drop-o hours are: Harvest Fellowship: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Monday (November 21) 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Crown Pointe … Monday 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Thursday 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. National Collection week is November 14 through 21. Volunteers and shoe box gifts are needed during all seasons to help spread Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving that lasts all year long. Churches, schools and other organizations in the Mandarin area are collecting shoe boxes! For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 1-800-353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse. org/occ. Work is an important part of your life, but it shouldnt be your whole life. For your familys sake and your own, strike a healthy balance between your career and your personal needs. Here are some tips: € Learn to shut work o These days you can work practically anywhere, anytime. It can be a trap, so set a “ rm time of day to stop work and start concentrating on your family and other activities. € Focus on the here and now. When youre working, give it your full attention. And when you stop, dont let worries about work and details about your job occupy your thoughts. This may take some practice, but teach yourself to be in the present at all times.Keep a healthy balance in your busy life€ Find a good non-work activity. If youve got nothing to do after work, youll have a hard time disengaging when you try to stop. Find a hobby to immerse yourself in, or just make an e ort to devote your full attention to your familys needs. (Even then, make an e ort to give yourself some personal time so you dont burn out on responsibility.) € Dont let your job de“ ne your identity. When you describe who you are to people, let your job be only one aspect of your selfportrait. That way, a setback in any one area wont be as damaging to your self-image, and youll be less tempted to ignore other possibilities open to you.

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On Saturday, October 12, people from the city of Jacksonville gathered downtown to do these things, while also participating in the 2011 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. I am walking for survivors and people who have already passed on from cancer,Ž Cynthia Rivers, a local walker, said. Each walker had their own speci“ c purpose for walking and their own loved one in mind. Morale was high throughout the day, as loud music blared and people dressed festively. The theme of the day to promote awareness was for participants to wear pink bras on the outside of their clothes. This was the one day of the year it was okay even for men to sport bright pink underwear as outerwear. Darlene Benson was one of the many survivors in attendance. She showed her unwavering support, as she showed up to the walk in a wheelchair. The wheelchair was from her arthritis, not cancer, she said. And that was the important part. As a breast cancer survivor of nearly Supporting, remembering, honoringBy Contributing Writer Phillip Heilman, UF Student“ ve years, Benson felt special sentiment during the day. I come every year,Ž she said. It is very inspiring, I always get so inspired by these things.Ž When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, inspiration can be just as important to their health as any radiation or chemotherapy, she said. Because she has been in the shoes of so many women who have breast cancer today, Benson said she continues to give back. She works in the clothes closet at St. Vincents HealthCare. I want to help everybody have hope like people helped me have hope,Ž she said. It made a big di erence to have people by my side.Ž Working with breast cancer patients and supporting them by attending awareness events is something Benson says is irreplaceable. Somebody that has been through it will make you feel di erent than a doctor or anyone else,Ž Benson said. The American Cancer Society had an information tent focused on advocacy, encouraging women to sign up for periodical information about breast cancer. We have women signing a banner making a pledge to get yearly mammograms,Ž James Richardson, an ACS volunteer, said. These pledges are necessary, especially in the state of Florida, which ranks fourth in the nation in breast cancer incidence and second in mortalities. Also in attendance was healthcare group Baptist Medical Center. Their team, led by Linda Allen, continued to preach the theme of the day: get checked. We have a screening and diagnostic mammography in all of Duval and Nassau county,Ž Allen said.  We support everyone who is a ected.Ž Support and awareness were preached from all angles throughout the day. Raising awareness for the women of Jacksonville to get checked and supporting those who were already battling. Another survivor, Debra Simmons, echoed the need for support. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer on three different occasions, the last leading to the removal of both breasts. It is by the grace of God that I survived what I went through,Ž Simmons said. I would feel sad and glad at the same time because I knew God was with me.Ž Even as awful as this disease is, never forget to stay positive and stay strong, she said. You have cancer, cancer doesnt have you.Ž Do you enjoy reading Mandarin NewsLine?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication, we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank Lunar PhasesNew: October 26 First Quarter: November 2 Full: November 10 Last Quarter: November 18

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A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of four and a half years revealed that when the childrens body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile „ the beginning of the overweight category „ the adiposity e ect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs. The absolute value of BMI is not used to classify weight status in children, because change in BMI is normal and expected as chil-Increased fat in children raises blood pressure riskdren grow and develop. Instead, BMI percentiles are used which adjust for age and gender. Researchers found when children reached categories of overweight or obese, the in” uence of adiposity on blood pressure increased. Higher blood pressure in childhood sets the stage for high blood pressure in adulthood,Ž said Wanzhu Tu, Ph.D., study lead author and Professor of Biostatistics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Targeted interventions are needed for these children. Even small decreases in BMI could yield major health bene“ ts.Ž Among study participants, 14 percent of the blood pressure measurements from overweight/ obese children were in prehypertensive or hypertensive levels, compared to 5 percent in normal weight children. Blood levels of leptin, a hormone in fat tissues, and heart rate had a similar pattern as blood pressure. So leptin may have played a mediating role in obesity-induced blood pressure elevation, researchers said. The study reinforces the importance of separately considering overweight and obese children from those of normal weight; otherwise, the adiposity e ect is overestimated in normal weight children and underestimated in overweight children. The adiposity e ects on blood pressure in children are not as simple as we thought,Ž Tu said. On average, children in the study underwent 8.2 assessments each, for a total of 9,102 semi-annual blood pressure and height/weight assessments to determine BMI. The average enrollment age was 10.2 years, with children strati“ ed into 10 years and under, 11-14 and 15 and older. Children with BMI percentile values over 85 percent were considered overweight and those with BMI values over 95 percent were considered obese. Important questions that remain unanswered are what makes the blood pressure go up when you have an increase in the BMI percentile and what mechanisms are involved in the process,Ž Tu said. This study wasnt set up to answer those questions.Ž Further study may determine how the increase in adiposity a ects blood pressure and whether other factors such as leptin, insulin or in” ammatory cytokines may play a role. Healthcare providers and parents should pay attention to childrens weight, Tu said. If they see a dramatic weight gain in a child who already is overweight, they need to intervene with behavioral measures, such as dietary changes and increased physical activity, to improve overall health and minimize cardiovascular risk.Ž Co-authors are George J. Eckert, M.S.; Linda A. DiMeglio, M.D.; Zhangsheng Yu, Ph.D.; Jeesun Jung, Ph.D.; and J. Howard Pratt, M.D. Author disclosures and sources of funding are on the manuscript. 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!886-4919Check out our community webpages!www.mandarinnewsline.com FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.mandarinnewsline.comand click onFree Classi ed AdsCommunity Calendar High School Football Blog

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2011 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com GreenlandSafe Storage ALL Call us today! 33% OFF ( Our Regular Price or any competitor's Regular Price ) BIG GREEN SALE! THE BIGGEST SALE OF PLANT MATERIAL IN FLORIDA CONTRACTORS WELCOME Trout Creek Location at World Golf VillageOVER 45 ACRES OF PLANT MATERIAL WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF S J&NURSERY & LANDSCAPING W orl d d Go Go Go Go Go Go G G G Go Go Go l l l lf lf lf lf lf lf lf V i G IN GOD WE TRUST TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION DEBRIS REMOVAL Free Estimate & Consultation! 50% OFF All Crepe Myrtles 500 + to Choose FromHuge Inventory To Select From Free sod The Mustang football team is struggling at the start of their season, but they are just young colts among giants. The team is young and inexperienced with only 12 seniors leading the pack. Coach Robert Dean says, We are still working to get better. Our team is so young and we need to get more experience.Ž The Mustangs played their “ rst home game against Atlantic Coast. Being a burgeoning program, Atlantic Coast has developed well in only two years, partially due to the e orts of former Mandarin players who were rezoned for Stingray territory. Out of those taken, four were lineman who would have made a tremendous impact on the Mustangs defense. Without Last season, the mens basketball teams at the University of Florida and Florida State University made deep runs in the NCAA Tournament. The University of North Florida was one game away from advancing to the Big Dance and Jacksonville University won a game in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. This season, the Gators, Seminoles, Ospreys and Dolphins are all looking to surpass their achievements from a year ago. In the 2010-11 season, UF narrowly missed out on making a “ fth trip to the Final Four in school history. The Gators lost an overtime game to Butler in the Elite Eight. The top two leading scorers from that team, guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton, return this year to lead a deep backcourt that also includes Mike Rosario, a transfer from Rutgers, Scottie Wilbekin and freshman phenom Bradley Beal. Chandler Parsons, Vernon Macklin and Alex Tyus have all moved on to professional basketball, therefore the Gators lack experience and depth in their frontcourt. Sophomore Patric Young, a Jacksonville native, returns to lead this group along with Will Yeguete, Casey Prather, Erik Murphy, Cody Larson and freshman Walter Pitchford. Weve got to be a very unsel“ sh group,Ž said Billy Donovan who is entering his 16th year as Floridas head coach. Our chemistry on the court has got to be something that gets developed very, very quickly.Ž Ohio State, Syracuse, Arizona, Texas A&M and Florida State are among the opponents on the Gators non-conference schedule. Speaking of FSU, they lost an overtime game to VCU in MHS Sports RoundupYoung herd battles inexperience and injuriesBy Natalie Cleghornthat core group of seniors to lead and provide experience, the young herd has had a tough time on the “ eld. Injuries have not helped the Mustangs out, either. Receiver Imran Alnahdy broke his hand earlier in the season. Jacob Hecht, Evan Taylor and Ruben Johnson also sustained injuries either in practice or in games. Ruben Johnson was injured in the homecoming game against Flagler Palm Coast. He leaped to block a “ eld goal when a teammate accidentally ran into Johnsons knee. Johnson dislocated his knee and tore all four ligaments. Also overcoming the players lost to biggest rival Atlantic Coast, Mandarin has had a tough time “ lling the spots of would be seniors. Although Mandarin has yet to taste victory, they have been matched against sti competition. We are playing quality opponents. Everybody we play has Local Sports SceneLocal college basketball teams aim for postseason successBy Chad Cushnira winning record, so we arent going up against awful teams. We are playing the best we can,Ž states Coach Dean. However, there is some hope for the Mustangs. Senior quarterback Brandon Luke leads the Mustangs with 1,070 passing yards as of the “ rst of October as well as eight touchdowns. With so many passing yards, Luke has surpassed his total yardage last year and is expected to double it this year. Teammate and receiver Darius McGri is having a spectacular season as well. McGri has over 400 receiving yards and is in the top “ ve receivers in the city. The Mustangs hope to put up a more touchdowns on the scoreboard the next couple of games and they look to senior quarterback Brandon Luke to lead the way. Mandarin plays at home against Deland on October 27, at home against Fletcher on November 4 and away at First Coast on November 10. the Sweet 16 last year. Chris Singleton and Derwin Kitchen, last years two leading scorers, have departed for careers in professional basketball. The rest of the nucleus from last years squad returns including senior forward Bernard James (82 blocks last season) and junior guard Michael Snaer (8.8 points per game). UNF made a surprise run to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Game last season. The Ospreys look to continue making strides under third-year head coach Matthew Driscoll. Juniors Andy Diaz and Jerron Granberry were selected to the preseason All-Conference team. Once again, UNF has a tough non-conference schedule that includes trips to Alabama, Miami, Florida, Ohio State, Kansas State, Auburn and Virginia Tech. JU begins its season on November 11 with a trip to FSU. The Dolphins are coming o back-to-back 20-win seasons and have made the postseason in each of the last three years. Senior forward Delwan Graham leads an experienced team that also includes sophomore Keith McDougald, a Bishop Kenny grad who scored nine points per game last year as a freshman.Duct tape was developed during World War II as a water resistant tape for sealing cases of ammunition. Consumers today use it for almost anything„ and their creativity doesnt have any limits. Here are some of duct tapes most unorthodox uses: € Ankle support. Wrapping a few layers of duct tape around your ankles and joints can give you added stability when playing sports. € Wart removal. Place a piece of tape over your wart and let it settle for a few minutes. Pull it o and the wart will usually pop right o with it. (Some recommend applying a little crushed aspirin to the surface of the wart before putting the duct tape on.) € Storm safety. When a hurricane or severe thunderstorm threatens, place some duct You can x anything with . duct tapetape in an X across your windows to prevent breakage. Also, seal up your doors and windows to keep water out. (Remember, its waterproof.) € Bandages. Duct tape can be used as a temporary bandage to bind wounds until proper medical care is available. € Space travel. Duct tape was perhaps most famously used during the Apollo 13 mission to attach square carbon dioxide “ lters to round receptacles, enabling the system to remove CO2 from the air in the lunar module refuge. Duct tape was also used on the moon to repair the Lunar Rover during the Apollo 17 mission. Ironically, duct tape isnt actually considered safe for sealing ducts. Wikipedia reports that building codes usually require a “ re-resistant product. 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At that point I knew the speed, time and compass bearings calculated earlier for the “ nal night navigation test were correct. After settling in the middle of Little Lake George, the coxswain asked me for the latitude and longitude target for the end of the course. Coxswain Dave Boyle from St. Augustine told me to look at the GPS which showed we were on target. Behind us the examiner, Mike Owsley, evaluated and took note of my results as part of a larger test. Successful execution of the exercise completed a day of testing for Coast Guard Auxiliary Crew quali“ cation and completion of a personal goal for which I joined the Auxiliary to learn more about boating and take part in Auxiliary marine patrols. The crew quali“ cation process started eight months earlier with classroom courses. Although a recreational boater for 30 years, crew training means learning the United States Coast Guard way. Training is based on I am an organic gardener. My ” ower garden is small but amazing, with something blooming almost year-round. My four-by-four foot cucumber patch produced more than 50 pounds of cucumbers. I have much more success than failure, but it has not always been this way. It has been 20-plus years of trial and error, but in the process I have uncovered what I believe are three truths every gardener should embrace. Truth number one most of us know. You need sun and water to grow things, but to be a successful gardener you also need quality soil. The best way to build up your soil and insure it is rich in nutrients is to add organic matter to it. The best organic matter is homemade compost made from a diversity of organic sources such as leaves, kitchen scraps, grass clippings, weeds (no seeds), straw, shredded paper, egg shells, used co ee grounds including the “ lter„pretty much everything except meats and fats. I produce enough compost to top my small gardens with fresh compost every time I plant. Two to three inches is ideal, but if I dont have enough homemade compost I use other organics to enrich the soil, such as commercial bags of composted manure. If needed, organic fertilizers are also widely available. For more information about producing homemade As seasons change, so does the “ shing. We are reaching the time of year when a heavy rain or a single cold front can end what was an outstanding year of “ shing on the St. Johns River. Since early spring and now into fall, the river has been consistent in providing us with a variety of “ sh and crustaceans. With an early run of bait “ sh you hoped this was going to be one of those years. There had not been a lot of rain over the winter and the river was already a little bit salty. Red“ sh were beginning to show along with an occasional sea trout or two. That was pretty encouraging for just being late March. As spring progressed the temperatures went up, the rain stayed away and the river got saltier. The bait “ sh became more abundant with “ nger mullet seemingly everywhere. The croaker and yellowmouth were beginning to bite and ” ounder were being caught on docks. Red“ sh were as far south as Palatka and it was only June. By July the lack of rain and extreme temperatures had the river at its saltiest. Shrimp were already being caught almost everywhere. The size and quan-GardeningThree things you should know By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASCaptain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkatities were unusually large for the time of year. All other river “ shing was in full swing. Even blue crabs were “ lling traps daily. All through August and into September the shrimping continued to be phenomenal. Jumbo shrimp became the standard size with buckets being “ lled regularly by daytime and night time shrimpers. Shrimp were so abundant that they were being caught all the way back to the Julington Creek Bridge. And, with all those shrimp came a lot of hungry “ sh, making this a fantastic year to enjoy our St. Johns River and its bounty. As fall progresses the number of opportunities we have left to take advantage of the “ shing in our river will diminish. Every year is di erent, but temperature and rainfall are going to be what decides it. There might be a month or two left or just a few weeks. Whenever it is, we have this year to remember and next year to look forward to. Fishing Report: Weak“ sh in holes, drum around bridges and docks, sea trout on end of docks. Bream anywhere you try. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. compost go to www.solutionsforyourlife.com and search composting. Truth number two is remember the KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Silly).Ž Gardening is not a competitive sport. Keep your garden small and plant only things you love. You can grow a lot in a small space if you have good soil and small is easy to maintain. Mix easy-togrow veggies with ” owers and herbs to make pretty, interesting gardens. For example, I have broccoli and red cabbage growing in one three by three foot garden, bordered by colorful nasturtiums, a plant with edible leaves and ” owers. The di erent hues create a pretty picture. I use an organic mulch such as straw or “ ne pine bark (not nuggets) around plants to hold soil moisture and reduce weed problems. Truth number three is about attitude. To be a happy, productive gardener you must think of gardening not as work but as therapy. Nurturing anything is good for you. Visit your garden every day. If possible, have your morning co ee within sight of your garden and soak up the good vibes coming your way. Whenever you feel stressed, pull weeds and talk to your plants while you are doing it. They are patient listeners. Stop and smell the roses, literally. Spending time in the garden should feel good. If instead your garden becomes a source of stress, relax„help is available. The University of Florida Duval County Extension O ce has a garden help line from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. most work days. Call 255-7450 and ask to speak with a Master Gardener. You can also “ nd online help you can trust at the website mentioned above. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update Becoming crewBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 the Crew Seamanship Manual and the skills are the same as for active Coast Guard, but with performance standards adjusted to the older Auxiliary volunteer. Classroom skills include navigation, “ rst aid, boat safety, radio communications and line handling. After classroom training, skills are put to the test and knowledge is expanded as on the water training begins. New skills like rescue, boat handling, anchoring and towing are mastered. Course completion is determined by each individuals pace. Boat Crew quali“ cation is challenging, but can be mastered by anyone with the passion. There are many great mentors in the Auxiliary to help you along the way.Ž If you see a Coast Guard Auxiliary Marine Patrol, be assured they are a highly trained, dedicated crew of volunteers with a passion for keeping recreational boating fun and safe. Please contact Charles Smith at 541-1660 for information about joining us. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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You dont have to be a surgeon to carve one correctly, but proper carving and slicing techniques will ensure you get the most meat from your bird and enable you to present an attractive meal to your family and friends. Follow these simple techniques for successfully carving your holiday turkey: € Let your 10-pound-orbigger turkey stand at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes after cooking and before slicing. This allows the juices to distribute evenly throughout the turkey. Netting and cooking bags are also easier to remove after waiting. € Slice or carve the turkey on a sanitized cutting surface. Knives, pans and covers should be sanitized, too. Resanitize boards and knives every 30 minutes. Wear disposable food-handling Congratulations to Mike and Joan Maher, recipients of the Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the Month award for October. The Maher residence is located on Ransen Road in Mandarin. The nomination for the award came from an astute neighbor who felt the yard was worthy of recognition. Walk into the Mahers backyard and you “ nd yourself in a spectacular setting of lush vegetation and colorful plants that seem to sprout naturally in the backyard. Take a tour with Joan Maher and you learn that is not the case. Joan Maher, trained as a Master Gardener in the 1970s in the state of Washington and her husband Mike, have spent the last three and a half years transforming a nondescript back lot into a garden of paradise. It is gradually coming together, says Joan Maher. I love the way it has evolved in the last three years.Ž A tall wooden fence encloses the entire backyard. The grey of the aging fence blends perfectly with the color of the tree trunks of the old oaks, creating a natural background for the red color of the blooming impatiens growing abundantly in the thick landscape. Impatiens grow in quaint birdhouses, some in ordinary hanging baskets, others in spherical hanging baskets and many in pots sitting in the rich brown bark that covers the ground soil. The spherical hanging baskets, explained Maher, are created by wiring two lined wire baskets together. A self-described bargain hunter, Maher pointed out distinct features and plants that add charm to the deep beds that circle the backyard. Old mirrors painted in yellow serve as fence dcor while panels of plastic lattice function as trellises for the climbing vines that camou” age the wooden enclosure. A large metal candleholder and pedestal How to carve your turkey successfullygloves while carving or frequently wash your hands thoroughly. € Immediately after the 10 to 20 minutes holding time, carve the turkey into major sections (i.e., breasts, thighs, drumsticks and wings). € To serve turkey hot, place sections in pans. Cover with foil or plastic “ lm to retain heat and moisture and to minimize the possibility of contamination. Hold at 140 degrees or higher in a hot holding device (a cabinet, steam table or bainarie). Your turkey should be at least 140 degrees when placed in the holding pans. The heating device will only maintain temperature. A maximum holding time of 20 to 30 minutes is recommended. € Slice the sections into serving pieces, arrange them on a plate and add garnish. Enjoy!Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the MonthBy Contributing Writer Celia Rehm, Mandarin Garden Clubbirdbaths are used as attractive containers for thriving succulent plants next to blooming ornamental peanut plants that stand out as a groundcover. Posts that once held mailboxes now hold birdhouses, both decorated with mandevilla vines. A cast iron arbor spotted on Craigs List now holds large baskets of ferns. The arbor is decorated with jasmine and impatiens and serves as an entry to dense landscaping of palmettos, azaleas, philodendrons, African iris, spider plants and a mixture of gold mound lantana, petunias, sedum and iris in the center of the yard. Succulent plants are favorites. Large leaf kalanchoes, aloe vera and many other species thrive in this backyard in beautiful stone pots that line the sides of the swimming pool. A cast iron miniature wheelbarrow serves as a unique container for an attractive display containing a large croton surrounded by plantings of the ice plant, wide leaf kalanchoes, and echeveria. Inside the covered patio, small succulent plants are planted in shadow box frames to create living wall hangings made of succulents and frames. In a couple of weeks, says Maher, they will be ready to hang on the walls of the front porch.Ž The Mahers are retirees, he from the military and civil service and she from a civil service position. They each spend up to four hours weekly maintaining the yard. Although the Mahers enjoy the annuals which bloom year round under the protection of the tall trees, their love of all plants is evident. Begonias, red impatiens, dianthus, bush daises, petunias, princess ” owers, beach sun” owers, golden dewdrops, yellow coreopsis, Mona Lisa lipstick plants, Mona lavender plants and Mexican petunias thrive in these gardens, adding beautiful splashes of color to the foliage of the liriope, the ferns, the taller hibiscus, canna lilies, peacock ginger, pinecone ginger and azaleas. To make a Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the Month nomination or “ nd out more about membership, e-mail mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2011 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 JACKSONVILLE 8206 Philips Hwy 904.731.7877 *Headboard and frame only. Mattress, bedspread, pillows, lamp and nightstand sold separately. NO, YOU'RE NOT DREAMING...YET.$1699The Lago Queen $1699/King $1899 Upholstered in all top-grain leather. Stocked in off-white, brown, light gray and black (shown). There are certain moments in life you dont forget, where time stands still, moments that take your breath away and you realize that anything is possible. One of those moments for several members of the Jaguars organization was at EverBank Field when six-year Luke Akerstrom walked to mid“ eld prior to the October 9 game for the coin toss. Nine months ago, this would not have been possible. I walked into a room at Wolfson Childrens Hospital in January for a short visit with Luke. Someone had alerted the Jaguars that Luke was in the hospital and would probably appreciate a visit and maybe some gifts from the local NFL team. I was happy to oblige on behalf of the club. Luke suffered a 30-minute seizure on December 29 in the back of his parents car that ravaged the left side of his body with what doctors have diagnosed as a rare form of encephalitis. There were no warning signs. Doctors had no answers as of why and what his condition would be longterm. They still dont. Little did I know, that “ veminute visit would change my life forever and many close to me at the Jaguars while I earned a new best friend in the process. At the time, Luke was lying in his hospital bed, not able to sit up on his own or communicate, o ering a big smile to me in exchange. I promised him and his family that next time I saw them I would be bringing a Jaguar with me. Jaguars center Brad Meester and his wife, Jamie are parents to four little girls so free time is not an option for their family. Of course, the Meesters made time when told of Lukes situation. One visit by the Meesters has turned into a lifelong friendship. Brad made weekly visits to see Luke whether it was at Wolfson where he was readmitted several times or at Brooks Rehab as he went through his rehab. It wasnt a 20-minute visit with an autograph and photo opportunity. These were two hour trips where Jaguars UpdateSix-year old boy reaches new heightsBy Contributing Writer Ryan Robinson Congratulations to the Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schools Lady Marlins volleyball team on their historic “ rst match this past September against Hendricks Day School! The school turns 50 years old this year and this was the very “ rst athletic adventure they have ever embarked upon. The “ nal score did not matter a whit (and, yes, they did win a match as well) … the excitement from the student-athletes, their parents, alumni and supporters was palpable and meaningful. The girls did their best and will only perform better as they grow more experienced and practiced in their sport. The school has plans to add several other team sports this year such as co-ed ” ag football and boys basketball. Brad learned about Luke and his family and his life before his illness. He saw pictures of “ ve-year old boy playing his beloved violin in the symphony or running around the soccer “ eld with his friends. That life was nonexistent for Luke now. Luke surprised Brad early in training camp following one of the teams practices thanks to an invitation from head coach Jack Del Rio. It had been seven months since he had taken full steps but he was determined to walk again and he was determined to do it in front of the Jaguars.Ž Brad introduced Luke and his family to his teammates and the coaching sta and talked about Lukes daily struggles to regain normalcy in his life. Following his speech, Luke burst out of his fathers arms and walked to Brad. Tears rolled down the faces of many in attendance which included more than 50 friends and family members. It was exactly what Brad wanted people to see. Football and life have so much in common. You have to persevere and “ ght through adversity and be determined to beat the odds. After extensive rehab that he still attends weekly, Luke reached another milestone when he recently walked to mid-“ eld. Luke wouldnt want the moment to be about him but a lesson for everybody that miracles are possible. Hes living it each day. Of course, he wore a jersey given to him by one of his best friends, Brad Meester. It was only “ tting. Lady Marlins play historic rst match Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine! Support our ne Advertisers!

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No further discounts or coupons accepted with this oer. New orders only. Exp. 12/31/11. $50 OFF Any Labor Job of $350 No other discounts or Not valid on previous proposals. Exp. 12/31/11.FOR NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY! Home Repairs & RemodelingCRC #1330545 CRC #1330545 On October 7, retired Jaguars player Tom McManus brought the message Bullying is NOT cool to the gathered eighth grade students of Mandarin Middle School. After he was introduced by Principal Debby Smith, he took the microphone and strode out in front of the podium and captured the attention of the gathered students. The visit was the result of a challenge he put out to area Cub Scout Pack 321 hosted its annual Rain Gutter Regatta on October 13 at Mandarin Presbyterian Church. It is similar to the Pinewood Derby except that the models are miniature sailboats. Each scout built and designed their own vessel from kits comprised of a piece of balsa wood, a metal keel and a plastic sail. The hulls were sanded and shaped and were colorfully painted and decorated. Some scouts chose to build catamarans, which are generally much faster than the standard boat design. First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) celebrated the Grand Re-opening of the Mandarin Adoption Center (MAC) with an Open House on the afternoon of Friday, October 14. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Susie Scott, president of the Mandarin Community Club and Michele Mastrean were special guests for the ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m. Mastrean is a vice president at CSX and a FCNMHP board member who o ered a $50,000 matching donation challenge to help FCNMHP raise the over $100,000 needed to keep the Former Jaguar says Bullying is NOT Cool By Karl KennellRain Gutter Regatta is a wave of fun for Cub Scout Pack 321By Contributing Writer John Sarmie, Pack 321 Den LeaderA 10 foot section of rain gutter is lled with water and used to race the seven-inch boats by blowing into the sails. The races are very exciting to watch and cheering on your favorite is a must. This year, there were over 58 boats in the competition. We have two sets of two tracks where we can race each rank, one at a time. Standard boats on one side and catamarans on the other, Craig Laidman, the packs regatta organizer said. This event has always been very competitive and this year was no exception. To keep the competition fair, scouts raced against boys in the same age group or rank as well as within the same category of boat design. After each rank raced, the boys faced o in a cross-rank competition to see who was the overall fastest. Following are the results from the two divisions: Sailboat Division First Place: Ethan Rutherford (Tiger), Dominick Wright (Wolf), Krishna Rao (Bear), Jacob Blackwell (Webelos) Second Place: Dalton Allen (Tiger), Alex Gilland (Wolf), J.R. Shelton (Bear), Matthew Hall (Webelos) Third Place: Mark Johnson (Tiger), Aryaman Deshmukh (Wolf), Jaylin Clase (Bear), Brian Rutherford (Webelos) Overall: First: Krishna Rao (Bear), Second: J.R. Shelton (Bear), Third: Matthew Hall (Webelos) Catamaran Division First Place: Gavin OConnell (Tiger), Josh Mumpower (Wolf), Jaden Essary (Bear), Ian Turner (Webelos) Principal Debbie Smith, Tom McManus and teacher Khaki Hagerteachers after he received a story from a distraught mother whose child was the focus of bullying attacks. His challenge was that he would come and talk with any students about bullying. The challenge was picked up by Mandarin Middle School teacher Khaki Hager, who conducts a service learning class at the school. The purpose of this course is to expose students to volunteerism and service for other, helping them develop an appreciation for all human beings. As McManus roamed the stage delivering his message that You control your life the students became more and more attentive and enthusiastic. Driving home the message you get to decide what you do, McMa-Mandarin Adoption Center celebrates Grand Re-opening with ribbon cutting Rain Gutter Regatta cont. on pg. 9 Anti-bullying message cont. on pg. 7 Rick du Charme, director of FCNMHP; their mascot; Mayor Alvin Brown; Michele Mastrean; and Susie Scott at the ribbon cutting.center open and provide this valuable life saving service. This donation made it possible for FCNMHP to take over the operations at the MAC and continue its mission to place pets in homes and families. Last year the Mandarin Adoption Center performed over 850 adoptions totaling more than a third of the total life saving adoptions from Animal Control in Jacksonville. FCNMHP Mandarin Adoption Center had 13 adoptions on Grand Re-opening day Saturday, October 15 with another four adoptions at the Friday ribbon cutting. 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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. The Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerces largest and best event is the annual Chili Cooko! Come join us again this year on Saturday, November 12 at the RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard. Many thanks to Title Sponsor Verizon Wireless as well as Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA, Mandarin NewsLine (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. In observance of Veterans Day, a wreath-laying ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 11 at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Commemorative Park, located at 11641 Brady Road. Organized by the Mandarin Community Club, all interested parties are invited to attend. Please call 268-1622 for further details. The Italian American Club will host a Thanksgiving dinner and election on Sunday, November 13. The election will be for the new slate of Ocers and Board Members for the 2012 year. The club would like to thank all our Mandarin neighbors who helped make our Festa Italiana a big success! We will have a New Years Eve Gala on December 31. If you would like to make reservations, please call the club at 268-2882. For additional details, please check out our website at iacofjacksonville. com. The November General Meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, November 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be by Jean Newton on her trip to the orphanage in Ethiopia. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler and visit us at www.orgsites.com//allstarquiltguild. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, November 5, 2011 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. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE oers 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. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold its annual Chili Dinner on Friday, November 4 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Come to the senior center and enjoy all kinds of chili, cornbread, dessert and beverage for only $7 per person and $4 for children under the age of eight. This event is open to all, so please join us! The Fire Department #51 truck will be there with our local remen to have some chili and give a tour to the children in attendance. There will also be a rae for some great prizes. Tickets are available at the Center on Hartley Road or call 262-7309. The second annual Mandarin Garden Club Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the clubhouse, located at 2892 Loretto Road. A wide variety of vendors, crafts, one of a kind gifts, Garden Club cookbooks, homemade baked goods and hot dog lunches will be available. Let us help you with your holiday shopping! During your visit, please enjoy the demonstration gardens surrounding our clubhouse. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will meet on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Our subject will be Eat Your Yard. Children ages ve through 18 are welcome with a parent. Hope you will buzz by the club and have fun with the Bumble Bees! 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-prot, non-Whats New cont on pg 9 RT Publishing, Inc. 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine November 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. ARE YOUR INSURANCE RATES INCREASING? 268-6365Working hard to win your insurance business. WE LOVE COMPETITION! Put us in the game!Dont let Big Insurance keep us on the sideline!Serving Mandarin Since 1990 On redistricting: The citizens of Jacksonville have come a long way regarding race relations, but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for our City Councils Rules Committee. The committee recently endorsed a redistricting map that is the same old gerrymandered, convoluted, special-interest map which should be considered a relic and in my opinion, thrown in the trash. The Rules Committee held ve public hearings for the purpose of getting constituent input on the redrawing of district lines. Many regular people took time out of their busy lives in order to voice their opinions. No matter who was speakingwhether they were black or white, young or old the central and most prevalent theme expressed by the people was: 1) they wanted compactness of districts; and 2) they wanted their neighborhoods to remain intact and not split into two separate districts. Initially, these ideals also re ected the priorities of your elected o cials, as evidenced by the minutes of the Redistricting Committee meeting held on May 10, 2011. On that day, the committee, chaired by Councilwoman Denise Lee, ranked the priorities of redistricting. The characteristics ranked most important were population equality and contiguity, both of which are legally required conditions for redrawing districts. The characteristics listed as the next most important were compactness and communities of interest, with districts crossing the river being discouraged. The characteristics listed as the least important were incumbency and preservation of existing districts. Unfortunately, the map, which the Rules Committee passed on September 22, 2011, neither represents the voices of the people nor the committees original priorities. What it does represent is the same old, entitlement mentally of the past. The Rules Committee is perpetuating the myth that Jacksonville must have four minority districts and must draw long, skinny, snake-like districts in order to obtain them. In my opinion, the people of Jacksonville are ready to move forward, as demonstrated by the recent election of Mayor Alvin Brown. And he is not the only minority recently elected in city-wide elections. What about Councilwoman Kimberly Daniels? She and Mayor Brown followed the success of Sheri Nat Glover and Councilwoman Glorious Johnson. What about the elected minorities representing predominantly white districts, such as Art Graham and Jennifer Carroll? Good ideas, not skin color, win elections. We do not need, as espoused by Councilman Warren Jones, the minority districts packed with 60 percent or more minorities in order for minorities to win to elections. We, the citizens of this great city, are beyond that type of thinking. Based on input from the public and taking into account the original priorities set forth by the Redistricting Committee, I introduced a map that had very compact, common sense districts with limited river crossingsa map which kept Argyle as one community and the Urban Core togethera map which kept Whitehouse in District 12, a recognition of neighborhoods that are communities of interestand a map which made the districts more competitive, allowing What better way to ease into the holiday season than with good food, interesting wines, new friends and all to bene t a local non-pro t organization that been serving Mandarin for over 80 years! Thats right; Whole Foods Market will host a Food and Wine Tasting event on the evening of Friday, November 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to bene t the Mandarin Community Club. Whole Foods Market will feature an extensive variety of foods and wines selected by their chefs and presented in the Lifestyle and Patio area of the store located at 10601 San Jose Boulevard. Whole Foods Market was a feature attraction in the Green Market earlier this year at the 43rd Annual Mandarin Art Festival, a local tradition, founded and sponsored by the Community Club. Come support the Mandarin Community Club at Whole Foods Market as you sample the Holiday Warm Up food and wine tasting coming soon! For More Information Call 1-888-410-1417 Brighton BayJacksonvilles Newest Independent Living CommunityLarge Enough To Suit Your Life Small Enough To Know Your StyleAt Brighton Bay, you decide. Enjoy chef prepared meals every day in the company of neighbors like yourself, or go for a pizza and a movie with the grandchildren. Its your choice. Brighton Bay allows you to spend more time doing the things you like with those you love.1 00 61 S w ee tw a t er P ar kw a y, J a ckso nvi ll e FL 32256 B rig hto n B a yL iving .com anyone the ability to win an election. Sadly, not one Rules Committee member would second my motion on the map. The citizens of Jacksonville will now be saddled with the perception that we have not yet moved beyond a raciallydivided cityat least until the next redrawing of districts, which will take place a full 10 years from now. Pray for our leaders. God bless, Matt Schellenberg array of heavy hors doeuvres, appetizers and wine selections. Tickets for the event are $25 per person. Call 268-1622 now to purchase your tickets and enjoy this special evening. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919JA@rtpublishinginc.com @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ p p g

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 Additional 20% with this Ad!Additional 20% for store credit with ad. Exp. 11/30/11Opportunities to earn money by hosting your own Gold Party. Call for details. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd 880-3292Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Watch Repair, including Rolex. Cashfor Gold & Diamonds A Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Mandarin families! As we enter the holiday season, we have much to be thankful for, even during these very di cult economic times. Our children deserve a bright, safe, healthy, and successful life; and the Duval County school system is committed to providing the high quality education that will give them the opportunities to attend college, enter the workforce and become successful in the global economy. In last months edition of Mandarin NewsLine, I read with interest my friend Councilman Matt Schellenbergs column, as he addressed Mayor Alvin Browns involvement in our public education system. The councilman said, 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. Not wishing to criticize those who write or express their opinions when it comes to education, I feel very strongly in expressing my thoughts when it comes to education issues. As a former mayor, I truly believe that, while the mayor has no constitutional authority to get involved in school matters, he or she most certainly has a moral obligation to do so! The mayor has the bully pulpit on any and all issues and education is the economic engine that drives the success of every great city. Since being elected to o ce, the mayor has made education a top priority. Mayor Brown helped and is still helping, raise dollars for many of our athletic programs and he certainly has been a powerful ally in helping keep ROTC in several of our schools, including Mandarin High School. The Jacksonville Journey, initiated by former Mayor Peyton, is continuing under Mayor Brown. The Journey, which began clearly as a crime prevention program, has developed into a crime prevention and economic development e ort. It supports after school programs, including mentoring and tutoring, as well as assists with the school districts highly successful out of school suspension program. It is the journey in which the city and its citizens must take to achieve the success we all want for our children. If we are to reduce crime, joblessness and welfare, the Journey, through its support of education, clearly helps our children stay on course, graduating high school and succeeding in life. And that brings me to saying thank you to our Mandarin schools and the parental involvement that continues to grow. I believe that is one big reason why our Mandarin schools from elementary, middle and high school, have had such high school grades. The mayor has never been quoted as referring to our school system in any negative way, whatsoever. In fact, his two sons are in the public school system. To be certain, all of us want to continue to improve the performance of our students, whether in public, home, private or parochial schools. The district knows we still have a ways to go in some of our schools. We need to move faster. We welcome these challenges, as we know that there are many factors involved. Our teachers have the commitment, dedication, passion and academic strengths to move all of our kids forward. The state grade for our Duval School District is a B. This is not a grade given by the county, but by the Florida Department of Education. Our goal for every school, however, is to provide a high quality education for all. We want better discipline and strong neighborhood schools. This will be done. Your Council District has outstanding schools and those schools, with their students, teachers and parents, have worked hard to achieve that status I think the Mayor is right on, in making education one of his top priorities. When looking at a city to relocate, expand or begin a new business, the rst thing a corporation looks at is that citys education system. As for Mandarin, we are doing great in our public schools. In fact, I welcome our Councilpersons and all citizens to visit our schools, help mentor our students and participate in developing tomorrows leaders today. We dont necessarily have the same issues in Mandarin as other schools. But we all want the same high quality education in every school: north, south, east, west and the beaches. For every elected o cial who wants good paying jobs and less crime in our city, education is the great equalizer. We should welcome the mayors leadership and invite all of our city o cials to join him. In Memoriam: Carol and I offer our deepest condolences to the Hammond family over the loss of Darrah Hammond. Ms. Hammond taught for 24 years, 19 of those years at Crown Point Elementary School. I know the Crown Point family and the Mandarin community will deeply miss her many individual contributions to her children and her profession. Ms. Hammond passed away on October 1, 2011 and a memorial was held on October 15 at Crown Point Elementary School. Important Dates: November 1: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive November 2: Student Early Release Day November 11: Veterans Day (Schools and District O ces closed) November 16: Student Early Release Day Thought for the Month: Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs, Commencement address, Stanford University, June 12, 2005Memorial Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Associations Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for the third year in a row. The award recognizes Memorials commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients. To receive the award, Memorial Hospital had to meet a series of guidelines to prove Memorial is using the most upto-date and e cient methods for treating stroke patients. Memorial Hospital is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients, said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Hospital honored for its treatment of stroke patientsGet With the Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. On average, someone su ers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every three minutes; and 795,000 people su er a new or recurrent stroke each year. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in American adults? Diabetic eye disease, a complication of diabetes, refers to various eye problems that diabetics often face. Diabetic eye disease may include: Cataract: is a clouding or fogging of the normally clear lens of the eye. Although anyone can get cataracts, people with diabetes get these eye problems at an earlier age than most and the condition progresses more rapidly than in people without diabetes. Cataract symptoms in diabetics can include blurred or glared vision, halos around lights and sensitivity to glare. Glaucoma: is when uid inside the eye does not drain properly from a buildup of pressure inside the eye. The pressure damages nerves and the vessels in the eye, causing changes in vision. Glaucoma can happen gradually or suddenly and is a major cause of blindness. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults. Symptoms can include headaches, eye aches or November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month By Contributing Writer Donald Downer, M.D., Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeonspain, blurred vision, watering eyes, halos around lights and loss of vision. Diabetic retinopathy: is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. In some people with diabetic retinopathy, blood vessels may swell and leak uid. In other people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. If you are a diabetic, it is essential to have regular, comprehensive dilated eye exams. If caught early on, diabetic retinopathy could be treated with a laser, prior to serious loss of vision. Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.Need customers? 886-4919

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine November 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff 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 Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best fit, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com Why PAL matters When we launched Operation Safe Streets in 2006, we knew that our e orts in the areas of intervention and prevention would become more important than ever, if we were to build the communitys trust in us as o cers committed to Jacksonvilles quality of life. Weve been working in the community, solving problems, attacking crime not just from an enforcement perspective, but by determining and addressing the root causes of recurring criminal activity. We knocked on more than 77,000 doors and asked people to help us and build a partnership and we increased our police pro-activity time, so more residents and business leaders would see o cers and have an opportunity to talk to them; share their concerns; identify the problems and the crimes we are working to solve. And it has worked! In the past two years (2009 and 2010) and currently in 2011, both violent and property crime have dropped signi cantly in Jacksonville. (To view crime in your neighborhood or learn more about becoming involved with the JSO, please visit www. jaxsheri .org) We are not resting on our laurels and we place the credit where it belongs on the community for working with us and supporting these e orts. After over 35 years of police work, especially these past eight as your sheri I have my ear to the ground and am still out on the streets walking with and talking to citizens. I know this: there is no battle eld in the war on crime more important than the playground. When you talk about driving down crime, the best way to do this is exactly the way the JCCI Murder Study suggested: raise a generation of boys and girls to become nonviolent young men and women. That is why I was a partner in the Jacksonville Journey and even in these terrible economic times, I advocate for its continued funding. That is why I continue to support the e orts of the Childrens Commission and that is why I pledge the resources of the JSO to programs such as Take Stock in Children, New Town, Operation New Hope and our own Community Policing practices. I endorse countless faith-based and non-pro t interventional programs directed squarely at keeping our youth engaged in positive educational, athletic and character building endeavors. The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a model of a successful interventional program. My goal is to expand our programming and hopefully have a fully sta ed center in every part of town where children and youth are left on their own and unsupervised after school and on weekends and dont have the positive role model of a police o cer serving as a coach, a mentor, a tutor or just a friend who cares and will listen. I believe that the more positive interaction a child has with law enforcement, the greater the likelihood of having a nonyoung violent young adult in our community. You know, whether I am talking to a criminal convicted of a gun crime who is returning home from prison to our community (through our DISMAS program) or reading to a group of small school children, the underlying message is the same: life is about choices and all choices have consequences. The Police Athletic League stands ready to assist our youth (through sports, academics and character building programs) so they can experience the importance of making wise choices that result in a more productive, healthy life of which they can be proud. The results speak for themselves: In 2010 and 2011 (to date) crime is down in every neighborhood for one mile where there is a PAL facility located. PAL kids end up in trouble with the law rarely. PAL kids go on to achieve academically and athletically, as a result of the foundation they build through participation in our programs. And, perhaps most importantly, PAL kids grow up to be PAL adults holding positions of responsibility in our community as law abiding, tax paying citizens who often times pay back through their own civic involvement and contributions. PAL takes money to operate we o er low income children low cost or no cost programming. Our volunteers are the backbone of the organization. There are also a few police of- cers provided through the JSOs community a airs o ce, United Way and Childrens Commission/ Jax Journey funding and the in kind and nancial contributions we receive from citizens like you. On November 17 we will hold our third annual PAL Celebrity Roast at the Jacksonville Hyatt. If you think you might like to get involved with PAL, please call Renee Naughton at 854-6557and inquire about purchasing a ticket, a table or signing up to volunteer with PAL! Your involvement makes a very big di erence in the lives of these children, because Every Kid Needs a PAL!This is in response to last months column [October issue of Mandarin NewsLine] by School Board Representative Tommy Hazouri. In his column he blamed the current DCPS budget crisis on the State Legislature and Governor Scott for not adequately funding our public schools. He based his opinion on a number of reasons; however, most of them were inaccurate and/or misleading. Unfortunately, due to the limited space of this column I will only be able to address just one of his statements. Mr. Hazouri wrote, Florida ranks 50th among all states in per capita expenditures for public education. Although Mr. Hazouri did not cite his source, I am familiar enough with the subject to know where he got that gure from. It is based on the data provided in the United States Census Bureau report on Public Education Finances from 2009. (http://www2.census.gov/ govs/school/09f33pub.pdf) The report breaks down the dollar amount each state spends on K-12 education. Mr. Hazouri is using Table 12 of that report in order to justify his claim that, The governor and State Legislature has sel shly and continually underfunded public education However, a closer look at Table 12 shows the ranking is based on the ratio of personal income to dollars spent on Letter to the EditorK-12 education. Florida may be 50th according to that calculation, but the problem with that method is Florida does not have a state income tax. In other words, those gures are not applicable to how public school funding is done here in Florida. A more balanced approach can be found in Table 11 of the same report. There the ranking is based on dollars spent per student, using total tax revenues from city, state and federal sources. Based on that method, Florida is actually ranked 38th in the nation which is a far cry from being dead last as Mr. Hazouri would have you believe. So, as you can see, Mr. Hazouri is forced to twist data in order to justify his claim that the state of Florida has, failed miserably in adequately funding K-12 public school education. May I suggest the real problem of the budget crisis lies not with funding but with spending? The School Board has a bloated $1.6 billion budget, yet instead of making reasonable budget cuts, Mr. Hazouri would rather play partisan politics and furlough teachers without pay just so he can blame Governor Scott and the Republicans for the crisis he helped to create. John Turner Mandarin Its a new era for Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Both Northeast Florida locations have changed ownership and transformed from corporate locations of the nations largest members-only boat club to franchises. The new franchise ownership team is comprised of Jacksonville residents Lisa Almeida and Kevin Seelig, who have both worked for Freedom Boat Club for years. Seelig, a University of North Florida M.B.A. student with close to a decade of boating and marine maintenance experience, will handle day-to-day operations at both locations. Almeida, a skilled business executive with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience and a long time boater, will serve as director of sales and marketing. Seelig guaranteed they would work diligently to meet and even exceed the clubs high standard of customer service, while growing the business locally. Our long-term plan is to continue to grow our eet and provide members a wide choice of boats to choose from, Almeida said. And were always focused on bringing the best boating experience possible to each and every one our Club members.New franchisees take over at boat clubThe club boasts more than a dozen boats, including deck boats, bow riders, center console shing boats and more. It also grants club members unparalleled access to over 60 locations across the nation. We have boats for in-shore, o -shore and ats shing that can be used anywhere from shing on the Intracoastal Waterway or pleasure cruising on the St. Johns River, Seelig said. Blue-water boaters can also access St. Augustine through the citys inlet and proceed to the Camachee Cove Marina. They can even anchor out in the shadow of the Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fortress built in 1672. Creating a boating community in North Florida is a passion for both Seelig and Almeida. Whether the club is volunteering to share the joy of boating with some charitable organization or just bringing boating to families in a very a ordable way, the clubs strong sense of community is central to its core mission, Almeida said. Thats why theyve organized multiple social gatherings and parties for current members and prospective Club members. An updated list of gatherings is available on the clubs Facebook page. What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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This was all voluntary, according to the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, which monitors such events.Political CommentaryElection Day cant come soon enoughBy J. Bruce RichardsonThis apparently isnt enough for some people. Heres something important about justice and fairness: The top ve percent of taxpayers contribute 60 percent of government revenue; the top 10 percent contribute 75 percent; another two- fths make up the rest. Half of the United States population is now exempt from paying taxes; 2012 may be the rst presidential election in American history where nontaxpaying voters outnumber taxpaying voters, according to Human Events. How about this for a change: Every American but those who are the truly neediest, should pay taxes, even if less than $100 annually. For years, weve known about the downfall of public housing. It often becomes uninhabitable quickly because residents have no stake in ownership or maintenance, and, therefore, treat it as something which has no value or is replaceable at expense to someone else. No incentive is present to keep the property in good condition. Has the same thing happened with non-taxpayers? Since half of the nation pays no taxes, have these people lost their stake in government? Do they expect more and more for less e ort because it comes from someone else without consequences? Would paying even a nominal amount of taxes bring some sort of appreciation for being part of the contributors instead part of the takers?Noblesse oblige is an important concept, which many of us follow in many di erent ways. Its insulting to think others who contribute little or nothing can receive justice and fairness at the literal expense of those who, even on the smallest scale, are wealth creators. In these dif- cult economic times, many of us are in greatly reduced circumstances. The concept of noblesse oblige has not gone out of our lives; it merely means it is practiced in ways other than monetary contributions. The practice of justice and fairness as espoused by those seeking to con scate the wealth created by others to give freely to those who make little e ort is morally wrong, and it kills the goose which lays the golden egg.J. Bruce Richardson, a resident of Jacksonville, has created many successful marketing, advertising, public relations, fund-raising and political campaigns. A former newsroom staffer of the late Jacksonville Journal, Mr. Richardson has an educational background in management and nance. His column will be appearing monthly in Mandarin NewsLine. nus described how his father had such a great in uence on his lifes decisionshow as a football player, the lm doesnt lie and that a game lm shows exactly how one plays. No excuses, it is all there to be seen. He drove home the point that you must hold to heart that failure is not an option in life. He challenged the gathered students to recognize bullying and admonishing those who are bullies by saying, You know what I think? Bullies are wimps. To get the students built up in taking that to heart he asked for a cheer on the count of three that Bulling in school is NOT cool. After a collective response that he felt did not quite reach the required level of enthusiasm, he once again counted to three, soliciting a resoundingly louder chant. We would have to say that Anti-bullying message cont. from pg. 1Tom McManus has become a very skilled motivator since his playing days with the Jaguars as middle linebacker. Undoubtedly those at Mandarin Middle School who have been the victims of bullying found new strength to stand up and report the bully and those who are doing the bullying were put on notice that if they want to make something of themselves, they need to take a look at the game lm, remembering it doesnt lie. The nal message from McManus is that No child should be afraid to go to school.

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No. However, many colleges use the Subject Tests for admission and course placement. Some colleges specify the Subject Tests that they require, while others allow the applicant to choose which tests to take. Which United States colleges require the SAT Subject tests? Universities and colleges change their policies on standardized tests often, so be sure to check with the undergraduate admissions o ce at the All about SAT Subject TestsContributed by Edgar Gonzalez, Director, Huntington Learning Centerschool of interest. In general, highly selective colleges tend to require or recommend that students submit scores for one or more Subject Tests. Here are a few examples of various schools policies: Yale University and Duke University require freshmen applicants to take either the ACT (only) or the SAT Reasoning Test and two Subject Tests of their choosing. (At Duke, however, students applying to the Pratt School of Engineering must take one Subject Test in mathematics.) New York University requires applicants to submit scores from two Subject Tests, with the exception of those applying to the Tisch School of the Arts or to music or studio art programs in the Steinhardt of Education. Carleton College recommends, but does not require, that students submit scores from one or more Subject Tests, while Stanford University recommends, but does not require, that students submit scores from at least two Subject Tests. Case Western Reserve University, Trinity University and Emory University do not require the SAT Subject Tests, but encourage students to send such scores if they feel they might strengthen their applications. How many SAT Subject tests are there? There are 20 tests, including: Literature United States History World History Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2 Biology-Ecological or Biology-Molecular Chemistry Physics Chinese with Listening French French with Listening German German with Listening Spanish Spanish with Listening Modern Hebrew Italian Latin Japanese with Listening Korean with Listening How can students prepare for the SAT Subject Tests? While being knowledgeable in the subject tested is obviously key to success, for some subjects, it is also important that students take the exams at opportune times. For example, students who take one or both of the biology exams should do so shortly after completing their high school biology course, while the material is still fresh in their minds. Language Subject Tests, on the other hand, are for students who have studied a language for two or more years. For more information about the SAT Subject Tests, visit www. collegeboard.com. For additional information, please contact canlearn@ aol.com and see Huntington Learning Centers ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!My friends always depend on me to summarize the season and melt down all the information from all the September periodicals into a so called Must Have list. This list is the Bible so to speak, if you could only buy two or three things for the upcoming fashionable events you will be attending. The last few years this list has become much more important as we are all watching our purses. I take this assignment seriously and am proud to share it with you Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! So here we go for fall 1s Must Have column. Number one on the agenda is for you to get to the mall and do some serious leg-wear shopping. Yes, Kate Middleton has hit the scene and the trend of hosiery has rained down to the First Coast! Some of my friends call it sheer torture to consider wearing hose in Florida; one boasts of at least a century of naked legs, sans hose, for her. But the fact is any gals legs Fashion UpdateFall 1 must haves!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designslook better in hose. Its like cosmetics for the leg, but better. I ran into one of my trendy friends just last week and she had on a pair of drop-dead gorgeous hose. I told her, Linda, your legs look fabulous and whatever brand and color that those hose are, write it down for me. She did and I drove straight to the store and bought a three-pack, sharing one pair with another friend on the way home! I swear, I didnt know Linda had such good looking legs till she had those hose on! I am not talking about wearing fuddy duddy old lady hose, but nice, attering ultrasheer pantyhose, black opaque tights and patterned leg wear is in for Fall 1! Todays pantyhose are miles ahead of those we wore to work in the s. The fabric is more comfortable, the elastic is less restricting and they o er toning and shaping bene ts to boot. Look at the re ection of Miss Kate in her pretty dresses with those shiny sheer hose on in her pre-wedding photos. This is what its all about. Then, I also play Miss Manners in the hosiery wear story. There are certain occasions that covered legs are a must. The fact that you have pantyhose on for a job interview is a given; you have to do it! Then the social occasions that be t covered legs, like funerals, weddings, etc. show pure class. The fall opaque legs and textured legs nish a great looking ensemble like nothing else. Nothing else said, go buy a pair of hose, its the rst Must Have. The second best low cost update for your fall wardrobe is the woven scarf. This years version is oblong and made of very handsome fabric; chose one in your color palette and it should go with everything in your closet. Wear the scarf as a wrap or loop it in half around your neck topping o the entire look of your day, whether it be a denim skirt and ballet ats or a pantsuit and heels. If you still have any fashion budget left, buy a blouse or a dress with an asymmetrical neckline. My friend and I were working with her new LBD (little black dress) with the new neckline just last week. We tried many di erent pieces of her jewelry with it and nothing worked; any necklace ruins the lines of the neck. At the end of the day, just a great earring statement was all that little number took to nish the polished look! Now go shopping for these Must Haves and have fun! in donations, securing the rest of the years budget for operational expenses at MAC. Scott then presented a $4,000 check, representing generous personal donations and from the Mandarin Community Club to get the match started!Grand Re-opening cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Need customers? 886-4919

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Every true American knows that it is a day to remember everything they are thankful for: one of them being a massive, family feast. Starving teenagers fantasize about Turkey Day because it gives them an excuse to stu themselves. They imagine themselves basking in the glory of rich, decadent delights, including plump, juicy, turkey meat. However, what if there was no real turkey this Thanksgiving? When youre done having a panic attack, think about what it would be like if all the dishes prepared were free of all meat, dairy and eggs. Some might cringe at this insane idea; however, for vegetarian and vegan food lovers, its a dream come true. The only question now is: how do we survive a esh free Thanksgiving? Anyone who cooks knows that the rst step in preparing a fantastic feast is buying the ingredients. Thanksgiving dinner is obviously no exception, but Youth SceneHappy Turkey DayBy Megan Crawfordyou may be wondering where you (or your parents) are supposed to nd the ingredients for Turkey day. Several grocery stores might carry the items youll need; however, sometimes these places have limited options for those seeking the healthiest, high quality ingredients. Thats where the health food store comes in. Whole Foods, one of the most popular natural grocers in America, sells a wide variety of meat and dairy substitutes (such as faux turkey roasts, vegan butter spreads, non-dairy milk and egg replacer) as well as produce. Although guring out which ingredients to purchase may seem like pulling teeth, there are always recipes or guidelines you can follow. Moosewood, a very popular vegetarian company, o ers a wide variety of cookbooks and several recipes on their website, www.moosewoodcooks. com. Their book, Moosewood Celebrates, has several delicious recipes for Thanksgiving, such as Mushroom Filo Pastries, Jazzed up Cranberry Sauce, Apple Pecan Crumble, Pumpkin Maple Pie, Caramelized Onion Gravy and many more. If youre interested in sur ng the web for your meat free holiday ideas, there are an in nite number of websites to explore. For example, animal rights organization, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), has an abundant amount of information to share on their websites, www.peta.org and www.peta2. com. This includes advice on meat and dairy alternatives, recipes, vegan turkey ideas and other vegetarian companies. Want to talk with someone in person for advice? No problem, most health food stores have a majority of vegetarian and vegan employees who are happy to answer your questions. By now, youre probably wondering why you should go vegetarian in the rst place. Not only is it a sigh of relief for the planet as well as turkeys, cows and chickens everywhere, it will also make you feel healthier and happier. So shove the meat aside, eat your vegetables and have a happy Turkey day. partisan 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. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the part entrance. Please note, beginning Tuesday, November 1, we will begin to play at 1:30 p.m. until further notice. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The All Star Quilters Guild will hold a Tag Sale on Saturday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. For more information or to participate, please contact Julie Mainor at juliemainor@juliemainor. com or Dot Butler at 642-6574. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will host Master Gardener Joe Stumpf for a presentation on bonsai on Tuesday November 15. The program is free and open to public and starts at 10:00 a.m. The program will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please call 2921546. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www. sagn .blogspot.com for meeting dates. The Mandarin Womens Club program to be held on November 17 will be an informative and entertaining speaker from Crime Stoppers who will discuss identify theft. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. 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. Members husbands are invited at the guest rate of $16.50 and reservations are required. Please call Iris at 268-2459 no later than November 11. 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 River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 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 program will feature RCWC members modeling holiday fashions from Bealls department store. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 and reservations are required by November 10. 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 to all divers and those who are interested in diving. For more information, please visit www.nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The Project for Local Arts and Youth presents Olivia and the Dragon, an original producSecond Place: Mayank Chandran (Wolf), Zachery Bellerose (Webelos) Third Place: Matthew Yang (Wolf), Jarod Laidman (Webelos) Overall: First: Ian Turner (Webelos), Second: Zachery Bellerose (Webelos), Third: Myank Chandran (Wolf) The Regatta Committee members were Craig Laidman, Suzanne Davis and Michael Shelton. Special thanks to all the great parents, family and friends who support Pack 321 and scouting. Pack 321 meets on Thursday nights at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For more information and to see additional photos of the event, please visit the website. http://pack321.net.Rain Gutter Regatta cont. from pg. 1 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

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Possibly tainted candy, use of costume materials and food borne illnesses may really be the hazards. As such, the health professionals at the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center can be an important resource for parents at this time of year. The Poison Control Help Line, 1-800-222-1222 is available 24 hours a day when these questions come up. Although rumors of tainted Halloween candy were rampant in the 0s and s, a far graver danger for small children is the risk that they might accidentally mistake medications for treats. Children under the age of six continue to be the number one victim of accidental poisonings. Last year, the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Halloween horrors and Fall Festival ubs Jacksonville received almost 41,000 human exposure calls, nearly half of which involved accidental ingestions in children under the age of six. Between October 29 and November 2 last year the Help Line received almost 900 calls. On October 31 alone there were 177 calls for help and advice to the Poison Control Help Line. This is also the time of the year known for fall festivals, carnivals and fairs. One of the more fun aspects of these events is the various types of food available. The not-so-fun part can be food borne illness associated with undercooked or improperly handled or stored food. The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville can provide food safety education tips and management advice for food poisoning if it does occur. Parents should be vigilant for malicious contamination and tampering of Halloween candy, said Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville. Likewise, we can decrease the risk to children by using non-toxic paints and materials for costume design and by paying close attention to food/candy labels to prevent food allergies. The following tips can help ensure a safe Halloween for everyone: Parents should inspect all treats their children bring home before any are consumed and immediately discard treats with puncture holes, tears or signs of rewrapping. Feed children dinner before they go out or bring along your own candy to give your children to reduce the urge to snack on treats that have not been inspected. Be extra careful with toddlers goodies. Avoid choking hazards by allowing treats that are age-appropriate. Be careful with hard candy, gum, peanuts and toys with small parts. Caution children to not chew or bite on glow sticks or glow jewelry as these products contain an irritating chemical which may cause pain if gets it in their mouth, eyes or throat. If using dry ice for decorations, be aware that direct Curing Lung Cancer Screening Initiative 2011ATTENTION: LONG-TIME SMOKERSLung cancer is curable when caught early and can save a life. 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On Saturday, October 1, the mates of the travel group of the Mandarin Womens Club (MWC) and several of their mates boarded the S.S. Marine Taxi for a delightful cruise down the St. Johns and Ortega Rivers. Sponsored by the St. Johns Riverkeeper and guided by their knowledgeable and entertaining Kelly Savage, those on board sat back and enjoyed the clear, fall-like weather, the Jacksonville skyline and waterfront neighborhoods and the unique experience of such easy access to our beautiful river. The expedition originated at the Friendship Fountain Marina, but in minutes everyone found themselves surrounded by the isolated marshland of the lower Ortega River. Hopes were for an alligator or manatee sighting or two while the local water birds pursuing their morning routines kept binoculars at the ready. Savage maintained an easy banter about biological and historical facts of the river, the wildlife, plant life and the Riverkeeper organizations role in providing opportunities for the citizens of Duval County to increase our knowledge and understanding of the issues facing the river. I recently decided to check out the Riverside Arts Market for myself. I had heard many good things about it, but wasnt quite sure what to expect. After parking at one of the many business lots on or near Riverside Avenue which are made available on Saturdays for this venture, I made my way to the entrance under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge. My rst impression was that it was much more extensive than I had anticipated. In addition to two stages and a Seating Terrace overlooking the St. Johns River, there are more than 100 booths, including a Food Court, Farmers Row and of course many more featuring the work of dozens of artists. The Riverside Arts Market was many years in the making. It was the dream child of Wayne Wood, who had seen a similar project in Portland, Oregon. He developed su cient interest in the community, so that when the Fuller Warren Bridge was rebuilt, space was left to accommodate the venture. It nally opened in April of 2009 and is now open every Saturday from March to December, starting at 10:00 a.m. It enjoys as many as 5000 visitors each week! The food vendors come from many areas, including Port St. Lucie, Tampa and Waycross. They bring guaranteed home grown vegetables, home made breads, delicious bakery goods, candy and even fresh meats. The artists also come from many surrounding areas, and share their creative talents in such areas as pottery, photography, fabric design and jewelry, as well as more traditional art disciplines. In addition, they demonstrate their techniques, sharing the creation of art Mandarin Womens Club members sail the St. JohnsBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart RossWhile those of us who live so close to such a major waterway may take its existence for granted, the St. Johns Riverkeeper group diligently works toward resolving the problems of nutrient overload, bacterial invasion, excess water withdrawals, pollutants, sedimentation and wetland impact from over-development. The MWC members had enjoyment in mind when booking the cruise but our individual donations keep this imperative watchfulness operating in order to maintain the health of the river and everyones continuing enjoyment as well. Savage proffered the perfect way to keep donating to the well-being of the St. Johns Rivertake more St. Johns Riverkeeper cruises! Check out their website for future scheduled trips: www. stjohnsriverkeeper.org. As the cruise came to a tooearly end, while the passengers nibbled Halloween cookies, a school of about 20 dolphins bid their farewell and the water taxi slipped back into downtown with the shipmates preparing to get back their land legs. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new friends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco, bridge and Mah Jongg. Some of the evening functions include your spouse. The club is open to all women who want to join in on the fun. For more information, please call Kay at 521-2524. For information on the monthly luncheons with programs held at the Ramada Inn, please call Iris at 268-2524. Reservations required.EncoreA di erent way to enjoy the artsBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityworks as you watch. What a wonderful place to do your holiday shopping and nd unique hand made gifts, not to be found anywhere else. But this is not all! As one wanders up and down the aisles, one encounters street performers such as jugglers, magicians, musicians and other performing artists. In addition there are major scheduled performances on the River Stage where one can relax in the beautifully located Seating Terrace and enjoy a variety of entertainment. During the late summer and early fall, there are also Movies under the Stars starting at sunset, but well have to wait until next year to enjoy that unique entertainment! In the meantime you can plan a wonderful family experience. There are activities for all ages, including a Childrens Creativity Centerand where else would you encounter a juggler as you shop for fresh food, art work or gifts? There is no charge for admission and if you need additional information you can call the parent organization, Riverside/Avondale Preservation at 389-2449 or visit the website at www.riversideartsmarket.com. Give Thanks!

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From morning through late afternoon on Saturday, guests enjoyed musical performances by very talented student groups, soloists and ensembles, beginning with the Jacksonville Suzuki Strings and concluding with the Conservatory Community Orchestra. In addition, a market fair provided the opportunity to shop for a variety of wonderful gift items, enjoy delicious food and learn about local businesses and their services. The celebration concluded on Sunday, October 16, with a concert by the Conservatory It is tailgating season, which means grill masters are in high demand. Yet each year emergency crews respond to thousands of res and emergency calls around the country because of careless grilling. Combining explosive fuels with food, hot metals and large amounts of people can cause a recipe for disaster according to the article, BBQ Safety Tips for the Tailgating Season. Furthermore, last year alone more than 1,800 people required treatment at their local hospital following accidents involving a barbeque according to the article Barbeque and Grilling. Follow these safety tips to ensure your barbequing experience is a win! Use gas, propane and charcoal grills outdoors and always at least 10 feet away from any building or structure. Never leave an ignited, hot grill unattended. Keep grills away from heavy foot tra c, games and activities. Store lighters and matches away from the grill. Wear tted clothing when grilling; no frills or strings. Before starting your grill, be sure all parts are rmly in place and working properly.What a celebration!By Contributing Writer Marlene BiffarCommunity Band at All Souls Anglican Church. This extremely talented band demonstrated its versatility by playing a wide variety of music, including Souza marches, gospel songs, a samba highlighting the ute section, patriotic melodies and a medley from The Fantasticks that featured soloists Jim Goodell and Mark Snitzer. It was a wonderful nale for a wonderful weekend. The Northeast Florida Conservatory, under the leadership of president and executive director, Richard Dixon, is located in Mandarin and provides instruction in all instruments for all ages, as well as theory classes, solo and ensemble opportunities and more. Many Conservatory instructors are members of the Jacksonville Symphony, faculty at local colleges or both. There is also the opportunity to join one of our bands or our orchestra; you dont need to be a virtuoso, just someone who loves music and enjoys playing it with others. Congratulations to the Northeast Florida Conservatory! Keep up the great work! Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919Safe grilling tips By Contributing Writer Meghan Bender, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Keep a re extinguisher nearby. Never attempt to move a hot grill. Always use long-handled utensils to avoid burns and spatters. Be sure there is nothing obstructing the path of the fuel. These safety tips are brought to you as part of the prevention and education mission of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. Attention Mandarin residents!Be sure to visit the City of Jacksonvilles webpage www.mappingtherisk.com to determine your ood zone status based on the newest FEMA Flood maps and learn some helpful tips that may come in handy this hurricane season!

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Bring in this ad for 5% OFF your entire purchase Michigans eastern Upper Peninsula makes an ideal getaway from Floridas heat and humidity. That is, if you plan your visit for next summer. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow referred to the shore and water blessed area in his famous Song of Hiawatha as the Gitchie Gumee by the shining Big-Water-Sea. Today, it remains pristine America. The area has been a favorite summer retreat for Midwestern families since the late 19th century. Fishing enthusiasts descend on Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan for the multitude of choices available at reasonable rates. Kayakers favor Les Chteaux Island, actually 36 islands that form an archipelago, now a nature preserve. Canoeing is popular along the Two-Hearted River and sailing has an enthusiastic following in the UP. Lighthouse bu s revel with a bounty of sites to visit, more than any other state. Lake Superior shoreline alone boasts 35 of the statewide 116 light-The Bumblebee circle of the Mandarin Garden Club did a fall vegetable planting on October 7 with Master Gardener Joe Frisco. The children age ve and up planted broccoli, cabbage and cauli- ower. The Bumblebees meet on the rst Thursday of each month at the garden club at 6:30 p.m. They have a different program each month and adults must accompany and attend the meeting with child. For more information, please call Pat at 619-1971. Exploring the Gitchie GumeeBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comhouses. Despite their guiding lights, the Great Lakes remain treacherous boating grounds. Gordon Lightfoots ballad The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald brought cultural awareness to the 1975 tragedy. Visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum to nd out more. Tahquamenon Falls State Park (pronounced like phenomenon with a t) includes nearly 50,000 acres in Paradise, Michigan. Yes, the park is located in a town named Paradise. As you might expect, the area is green and gorgeous. Take the scenic three-hour hiking trail from Tahquamenons Lower Falls, actually a series of drops, to the Upper one. Or drive to the Upper Falls entrance and walk to see the 200-foot-wide cascading water. Youll also nd the only brewery and pub in any United States state park at the Visitors Center. Both the upper and lower falls present wonderful photo ops; however, even more picturesque are the dramatic cli s at Pictured Rocks. Photo by Thomas A. SchneiderThey stand as the centerpiece of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park. The water may be chilly, but scuba fans still enjoy an underwater diving preserve. Mackinac Island remains the areas best known vacation draw with its laid back, no cars policy. A stay at the iconic Grand Hotel, built in 1887, lulls guests back in time as they while away the day on wooden rockers lining the 660foot front porch, the longest in the world. Hiking and biking around the ve and a half-acre island keep guests active or they can utilize horse-drawn carriage transport from some of Mackinacs 500 resident horses. Visitors shouldnt miss riding the waterway through the Soo Locks alongside behemoth tankers and freighters. The boat tour traverses the only connection between Lake Superior and Lake Huron and Ontario, thus providing a major shipping lane for over 90 million tons of cargo each year. The tour also passes by the Canadian city of Sault Ste. Marie. Falls and winters here in Florida might be delightful, but I envy the summertime feel of Michigans Upper Peninsula. By Gitchie Gumee, theyve got sometime special and perhaps you need to think about planning a trip up there. 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, 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. The federal government has mandated that all healthcare Baptist Health earns ranking in InformationWeek 500 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. Additional details can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine November 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com I think it is very important for people to see this show because they will be able to relate, in some way, to feeling a little distrust or uneasiness from our government. Its witty, very funny and another look at the way our government works, said Mandarin resident and stage manager Bradley Akers. The show he is talking about? It must be the one, the only, Urinetown: The Musical! Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical that Remember When?Photo provided by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Watch this space each month for more memories!Turpentine Still on St. Johns River postcard circa 1910The pine gum from the once vast pine forests that lined the St. Johns River was an important part of Floridas industry. In 1782, when Florida was a British colony, Francis Philip Fatio, whose plantation south of Julington Creek would become the town of Switzerland, was one of the rst to recognize the value of Floridas forests. Resinsoaked fat pine wood was a scarce commodity in Europe. It produced the tar and pitch needed for waterproo ng in the shipping industry. Later, gum was collected by cutting deep cavities or boxes into the trees. Also known as liquid gold, the gum was distilled, separating the volatile turpentine from the residual rosin, which were poured hot into barrels and shipped for domestic or export use. From 1909 until 1923, Florida led the nation in pine gum production, with Jacksonville being the major shipping port. The 1910 census listed 27,211 men and 316 women, mostly African-Americans, working in the industry with 65 percent in Florida. To learn more about Mandarin history, please visit the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Youth Arts UpdateMusical satire also parodies other showsBy Danielle Wirsansky Principal actors, Nick Sacks (Bobby Strong) and Jesse Jacobson (Hope Cladwell) rehearse for their upcoming performance of Urinetown.satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics. On Broadway, it won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. I thought the premise was hilarious, but I never really knew too much about the show, said Akers. As the story goes, a 20-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable. All restroom activities are done in public toilets controlled by a megacorporation called Urine Good Company (or UGC). To control water consumption, people have to pay to use the amenities. There are harsh laws ensuring that people pay to pee and if they are broken, the o ender is sent to a penal colony called Urinetown, never to return. The story follows a young man and his quest to free his people from the tyranny of being taxed to tinkle. While perhaps not the most common of stories, the musical has other endearing qualities. My favorite thing about the musical is that it parodies other famous Broadway musicals. For instance, the ending of Act One has a very dramatic (yet hilarious) song that parodies Les Miserables, including a slow motion ght section, rebellious townspeople and the famous Les Miserables dance step. Also, the Opening of Act 2 is a parody of Fiddler on the Roof. The actors do dances that are reminiscent of Russian steps that you would see onstage of Fiddler on the Roof. Other musicals parodied throughout the show are West Side Story, The Cradle Will Rock, Chicago and Anything Goes, to name a few. The performances will be taking place November 17 through 19 in the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Main Theatre. Each performance will be at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $12. The musicals message, although the outcome is not that positive, is to follow your heart. This is the protagonists inspiration behind everything he does.For more than 30 years, Duval County has continued to have one of the highest rates of lung cancer in the nation. So, I.C.O.N (Integrated Community Oncology Network) announces the Curing Lung Cancer Screening Initiative 2011 to support awareness and action during November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This initiative o ers an important low-dose screening lung scan for smokers at risk for lung cancer. I.C.O.N.s partners in multidisciplinary cancer care are F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group), Cancer Specialists of North Florida (formerly Florida Oncology Associates) and McIver Clinic. This is the rst step that I.C.O.N. will make in a national drive to improve cure rates in lung cancer Jacksonville is the home base for the project. There are more than 220,000 cases of lung cancer in America each year of which 160,000 people will perish. The impact of this all too often deadly disease can be lowered with selfresponsibility and awareness of the bene ts of early screening to detect lung cancer when it is as small as possible. Long-term smokers should consider this $99 low-dose CT scan because this simple screening test can detect lung cancer in its early stage when it is smaller than a pea and prior to spread when cure is probable. The guidelines used to identify people who would clearly bene t from screening mirror those used in a recently reported study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute that demonstrated improved survival with CT-based screening. People who can answer yes to the following questions meet these guidelines. 1. Are you 55 or older? 2. Have you smoked for more than pack years? Examples: a person who has smoked one pack a day for 30 years has a Screening for lung cancer in high risk smokers o ered30-pack-year history as does a person who has smoked two packs a day for 15 years, etc. 3. Has it been less than 15 years since you stopped smoking? 4. Has it been more than a year since your last CT chest? If you have never had a chest CT, the answer is yes. If you have had a CT chest, please bring a copy of the report on a disc with you. 5. Have you been treated for cancer other than skin cancer within the past ve years? If so, you will be asked to detail. Participants can choose one of three di erent Saturdays and locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. The dates are November 5, 12 and 19, 2011. The locations are in Orange Park (Orange Park Cancer Center at 2161 Kingsley Avenue), Jacksonville (Southside Cancer Center at 5742 Booth Road, Suite 2) and Palatka (Cancer Center of Putnam at 600 Zeagler Drive.) This is an extraordinary opportunity for heavy smokers to access top-tier screening at an a ordable cost in order to detect lung cancer at its early stages, states John Wells, MD, a boardcerti ed Radiation Oncologist and program coordinator. I.C.O.N.s Medical and Radiation Oncologists are fully aware of and support e orts to detect lung cancer early when life can most often be saved. This new low-dose screening opportunity is important, especially in this region, which has a high incidence of lung cancer. Though screening scans are not covered by insurance, it is critical for people who are at high risk to know that if an abnormality is detected that subsequent standard scans with and without contrast would be covered to assess the abnormality in detail. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine. Happy Thanksgiving!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics Temperatures have begun to drop around Mandarin as Mustangs begin to dig up their wintertime gear. Fall sports are coming to an end to make way for winter sports, like basketball, weightlifting, wrestling and soccer. Many of these sports have already started conditioning and practicing. Yearbooks have gone on sale and from now until December 1, anyone may purchase a yearbook for $80. Order yours now at yearbookordercenter. com; school code: 2340. Seniors, the o cial deadline for senior ads is November 1! A full page costs $200, a half page costs $125, a quarter page costs $75 and an eighth page costs $50. Email your ad design to yearbook teacher, Mrs. Parkinson, at On a lovely October evening, an unusual group of parishioners gathered in the parking lot of St. Josephs Catholic Church. They congregated together, greeting old friends and making some new ones. This all took place in front of a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic saint who lived in Assisi, Italy from 1181-1226. He loved all of Gods creations and had a special a nity with animals. He is often depicted surrounded by birds and other animals. The traditional Blessing MHS HappeningsIts beginning to look a lot like winterBy Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentparkinsond@duvalschools.org. Business ads are also on sale, at $300 for a whole page, $200 for a half of a page, $125 for a quarter of a page and $75 for an eighth of a page. The drama department has been working determinedly on their upcoming production of the musical Annie. Opening night is Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. and they will be performing until Saturday night. You will not want to miss it! On Saturday, November 5, SAT testing will take place at Mandarin. Students, be sure to arrive at school by 8:00 a.m. with a pencil, a scienti c calculator, a picture I.D. and your printed admission ticket. Depending on the proctor, testing should last until around Wish you were here!Call today to advertise in the only community newspaper delivered to EVERY ADDRESS in 32223 and 32258!886-4919 ja@rtpublishinginc.comBlessing of the Animals at St. Josephs Catholic ChurchBy Contributing Writer Terry Chrisley Dewey and Kailee Cook Buddy with Deacon Moe Culver and Deacon Tony Colichio of the Animals takes place on or near his feast day of October 4. On this particular evening there were many pets that had brought along their humans. Buddy the dog who walks with a wheelchair device his human Jennifer Pearson had made for him after an unfortunate accident left him with a broken back. It doesnt seem to slow Buddy down; he wheels around greeting everyone. Murphy the golden retriever brought his human family, Mom, Margaret and little brother and sister William and Caroline. Dewey the kitten peeked out of his blanket held closely by his human Kailee Cook. Besides the many dogs and cats there were some sh, turtles, snakes, lizards and birds. They all received a blessing from Pastor Dan Cody, who was assisted by Deacon Moe Culver and Deacon Tony Colichio. The dogs barked, the cats meowed and the humans sang a song of blessing. A good time was had by all! 10950 San Jose Boulevard (Bone Fish Center) 904.262.7222Providing you a healthier alternative to beauty! 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AICE Open House will take place on November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium and the next Thursday, Junior Parent Night will take place at 7:00 p.m. Students are also preparing for various wintertime festivities. Mandarin Highs rst Winter Ball will be taking place in the courtyard on December 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. It will be cold, so ladies must dress accordingly, with dresses no shorter than knee-length. Tickets will cost $20 and only Mandarin High students may purchase tickets and attend the ball. There is no school on Veterans Day, Friday November 11 and Thanksgiving Break will last from Wednesday, November 23 to Monday, November 28. 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. 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The award cites religious insti-(ARA) For 66 million Americans, taking care of an aging, seriously ill or disabled family member or friend is a part of daily life. Fortunately there are numerous resources that can make the process easier. Caregivers can start by turning to Ask Medicare, a service created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that o ers a number of useful resources through its website at www.medicare.gov/ caregivers. The site gives caregivers tips on how to make the most of the Medicare program and o ers tips on managing chronic illnesses, nding and Mandarin congregation gets SE4A award By Contributing Herb Drilltutions, service agencies, civic clubs and government departments for positive contributions by members volunteer e orts last year to help elders. In Kehillah Chadashahs community, activities included preparing meal baskets for hospice patients and their families; delivering holiday bags to homebound elders; and the youth group making hamantashen (holiday pastries) with the elderly at an assisted living facility. Hamantashen is made for Purim, a festival preceding Passover. SE4A was formed by of- cials from eight states. They were concerned about national and regional issues facing Area Agencies on Aging trying to establish viable programs for the elderly. Major issues were problem-solving, training and spreading data pertinent to aiding such southeast agencies in starting, improving and/or expanding comprehensive and coordinated services for older people. Levin is executive director/ CEO of Jacksonvilles ElderSource, northeast Floridas Area Agency on Aging. She received the award at the SE4A conference in Memphis, Tennessee.For caregivers: Tips on long-term planningpaying for nursing home and assisted living care, nding local organizations that support caregivers and much more. Representatives of the program also o er recommendations to help caregivers deal with short and long-term nancial issues: Talk with the person you are caring for about legally authorizing you to make decisions about his or her medical care. Discuss personal wishes and develop a living will to provide direction on the kind of health care the person desires and needs. Having this plan legally developed can make it much easier for you to make decisions in the future, especially for loved ones who are unable to speak for themselves. Get started; contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program in your area by visiting www.medicare. gov and clicking on Help and Support or Useful phone numbers and websites. Also visit www.agingwithdignity. org for a Wishes document that can help you talk with family members about how they want to be treated. Review nances and health care accounts. Medicare can reduce many out-of-pocket expenses for your loved one, but it does not cover everything. Make a monthly and yearly list of all income sources, such as Social Security and pensions, as well as monthly and yearly expenses, savings and investments that impact the overall nancial picture. Learn which types of services are paid for. Visit Caregiver Topics, Paying for Care and Which expenses are covered sections on the Ask Medicare site. Deductibles, co-payments and nursing home care are not covered by Medicare. Keep detailed notes of medications, appointments, doctors and other medical treatments. Share this information with other family members or friends who might be able to step in and help you as a caregiver if needed. 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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine November 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Marions of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Under New Ownership!New Hair Stylist available, call for appointment.Wig Boutique P ma a a a i n H H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d d a a g g e e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d e e n n s s F F F F F F u u n n e e r r a a l l l l l l l H H H H H H o o m m e e o o f f f f f f f M M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i i n n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. 260-4820Inc.Since 1981 Crown Moldings Specializing in whole Exterior House Painting Also Interior, Exterior Door Replacement & New InstallationWallpaper Removal Mirrored & Bi-Fold, Legos, Legos everywhere! Four children big enough for Legos x birthdays x Christmas x un-birthday presents = exponentially more Legos than you could possibly imagine! Legos in boxes, Legos in bins, Legos in backpacks and Legos in my vacuum cleaner! Why, then, did I wake up to this request one Saturday morning, Mom? Can we go on picka-brick and buy some Legos? They want more Lego swords, more hair and more little hinges. More guys, dogs and horses. Really, they just want more. If my goal for my children is nancial maturity, now is the time to teach the di erence between needs and wants, about goal-setting and entitlement. Needs vs. wants can be a fun lesson to cover. Its certainly easy once you help the children (and yourself!) look at life honestly. Heres a start: jeans: need Legos: want iPod: want This months review belongs to the recently released The Help, a dramatic-historical lm, lled with humor and drama. The movie begins in Jackson Mississippi, during the 1960s in the heat of the Civil Rights Movement. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan, portrayed by Emma Stone, is a young aspiring writer just returning as an Ole Miss graduate. No husbands and babies for Skeeter, who seems to be a bit di erent when compared to her old friends. She nds a job writing for the local papera column on how to clean the house and being a genteel southern girl, that job has always been left to someone else: the help. Now Skeeter needs some help and nds aid from one of her best friends domestic, Aibileen, played by Viola Davis. She cares for the Purposeful ParentingThe Value of a Dollar part 2 BudgetingBy Allie OlsenM&Ms for kids: want dark chocolate for Mom: need! Try quizzing by grabbing random items o Wal-Marts shelves and asking, need or want? Expect a giggly answer when you pick up a giant pillow with a screen-printed wrestler, tanning spray and corn-on-thecob holders. Theyll be surprised at how little in such a large store is actually a need. Once your kids catch on, they may call you out when you toss in another bottle of red nail polish or a crepe-maker thats such a great deal. Remember: the nancial lifestyle you model is what your children will learn from! Of course, not every want is bad... and thats where the next teaching point comes in. Buy wants within your budget selectively. Remind them of Proverbs 21:20, In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Dave Ramsey classi es money in three categories: spend, save, give. He challenges readers to tithe rst, pay yourself next (save) and then everything else. When the children receive money, whether as a gift or payment, teach them to immediately separate it into spend, save and give. Give the rst 10 percent at church, save the next portion and whats left is spending money. Tithe. Save. Then spend. So what if your sweetie wants a new iPod? It comes out of spending money, but she doesnt have enough! Setting goals is imperative to enjoying life on a budget. She needs to save her spending money for this splurge. She may also want bracelets and lip gloss; help her realize how this purchase a ects her goal of the iPod. That same daughter may assume you are going to buy her jewelry to match her new out ts. It may be well within your means to do so and sometimes your heart is to bless her with those things. In that case, go for it! But if shes demanding, assuming she deserves it or pouting to get it, recognize the symptoms of entitlement. You can smell entitlement on a kid a mile away, Ramsey says. Websters dictionary says entitlement is belief that one is deserving of certain privileges. Ramseys advice to children (and adults)? Youre not entitled to squat! Food on the table, a roof over your head... sure. This takes us full-circle to needs vs. wants. Whether its $1 gum, $5 Legos or a splurge, teach your children purchase wisely.This is part 2 of a 3 part series on money. To read part 1, search Mandarin NewsLines archives (www. MandarinNewsLine.com) or go to www.gracefullmom.comMovie ReviewThe HelpDirected by: Tate Taylor. Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Octavia Spencer. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) house and the children, a maid and nanny rolled into one. While writing her daily column, Skeeter has an idea to write a novel from the point of view of the local black women and the work situations and responsibilities they live with. Aibileen and her best friend Minny Jackson, depicted by Octavia Spencer, soon become involved in the writings of this novel in a time where such outspokenness is considered unlawful and dangerous. Trouble brews not only for the Black community but also between Skeeter and her friends who are leaders in the community and also in segregation. Hilly Holbrook, characterized by Bryce Dallas Howard, is such a leader. Her friends are not ready for the change that civil rights bring and they aim to thwart an outcome they know will change the way they live. From the beginning, the lm lets you know that in the 1960s slave times were only barely over, where the AfricanAmerican women served the white community and cared for the children of these women in the face of racism and segregation. Opinions and equality were not considered. Tate Taylor has directed a superb lm that takes a very trying time, a time that was lled with dark and desperate days and lightens it with strong relationships, courage and humor that stand up to the di cult situations. Emma Stone plays a young woman primarily raised by the help her mother employed; this was the woman who nurtured her and taught her to stand on her own two feet. Her dismissal was the turning point that leads to the novel. The movie had excellent characters that showed spirit and courage. Viola Davis is stoic and caring as the granddaughter of a house slave and nanny to a child too often left alone, who as a co-conspirator in this novel, nds aspirations of her own. Octavia Spencers character is feisty and mischievous, oppressed at home and in the workplace, who nds a new direction with the books publication. The whole community will now have to look at how the rest of the country will see them. The movie was also welldone in costumes, make-up and living conditions for the time period. The only drawback for a better rating is that being a Disney movie, the darker, more truthful aspects of these times were covered over. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Meeting Saturday Bible Study: 10:00 am Worship Service: 11:00 am Meeting at Life Church 10584 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257www.cog7jax.org EXCELLENCE IN ELDER CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESCALL TODAY! (904)260-1818 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258WWW.RIVERGARDEN.ORGProviding personalized medical and skilled nursing care in a gracious residential settingAHCA 5 STAR RATED COMMUNITY for excellence in long-term careGOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD5 time recipient Oer Expires December 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 First Christian Church (DOC) will be hosting their annual Family Fall Festival and Hog Roast on Friday, November 4, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities for the children including games, face painting, cake walk, bouncy houses/slides and more. Wristbands will be sold for the games and bounce houses. The hog roast dinners will include pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, garlic toast and a drink. Tickets for the meal will be $10, $5 for children ages four to 12 and children under four will be free. Dinners will be available for take out as well as dine in. Everyone is welcome to join American families have no time to waste helping bring joy to millions of needy boys and girls this holiday season. Sending hope to hurting children worldwide is a full-time, year-round e ort that requires the contagious compassion of Mandarin families, right now! Operation Christmas Child, the worlds largest Christmas project, is calling on local kids, families, churches, businesses, schools and community groups to ll shoe boxes full of gifts for children overseas who are su ering from disease, famine, war, terrorism and natural disaster. Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritans Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, has collected and hand-delivered more than 86 million shoe box gifts to hurting kids in some 130 countries since 1993. Last year 8.2 million shoe boxes were given and our goal for northeast Florida is 28,000 to help reach the 8.5 million goal! This year Harvest Fellowship at 3844 Burnett Park Road and Crown Point Baptist at 10153 Old St. Augustine Road will be Relay Centers. It has been a couple of years since the Mandarin area o ered a drop-o location and this year we have two! stated Natalie Bergeron, NE Florida this community event. Bring your neighbors and enjoy an evening of family fun! Hope to see you there. For more information call the church o ce at 262-1662 or check us out on Facebook, facebook.com/ rstchristianjax Ladies, come join us for a study of the Gospel of John. Registration is now underway. CBS (Community Bible Study) meets Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Christ Church PCA, located at 9794 Old St. Augustine Road while Duval/St. Johns County schools are in session. All are welcome. Childcare and childrens classes are available. Registration is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Please contact Sandy Mitchell at 7311452 or sandy.mitchell57@ yahoo.com.Philip R. Cousin African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate their 125th Church Anniversary on Friday and Sunday, November 11 and 13. The celebrations theme Still Praising God will be evident with guest speakers at services: Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.Rev. Cynthia Bailey of Greater Allen Chapel AME in Starke, Florida; Sunday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Anthony Henry of Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida; and Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Gillard Glover of First AME Church in Palm Coast, Florida. The church is located at 2625 Orange Picker Road. For additional information, please call 262-3083 or email prcame@ bellsouth.net or visit www.philiprcousiname.com.A Caregiver Workshop will be held on Friday, November 18 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at JCA, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard. This will be an informative program o ering a variety of care giving topics and is free and open to anyone helping to care for a loved one. Please RSVP to the Caregiver Coalition at 807-1225. Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, will celebrate a Hanging of the Greens service on November 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary and Family Life Center. Join us as we prepare our hearts and our worship centers for the Advent season. Following the service we will have our annual Advent festival with food for all, crafts, horse and buggy rides, smores and singing around the camp- re. Praying with Lior will be held on Sunday, November 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. This is a heartwarming and award-winning documentary on the challenges and triumphs of a 12-year old boy with Down syndrome as he prepares for his Bar Mitzvah. The program, which will be held at Ahavath Chesed, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard, is free and open to any interested parent, grandparent, student or educator. Please RSVP to Naomi at Jewish family & Community Services at 394-5777.Operation Christmas Child has two new locationsMedia Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child and Mandarin resident. Relay Centers co-coordinators, Angela from Harvest and Judy at Crown Point both look forward to the exciting week and plan to stay busy. Drop-o hours are: Harvest Fellowship: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Monday (November 21) 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Crown Pointe Monday 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Thursday 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. National Collection week is November 14 through 21. Volunteers and shoe box gifts are needed during all seasons to help spread Christmas cheer and the spirit of giving that lasts all year long. Churches, schools and other organizations in the Mandarin area are collecting shoe boxes! For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 1-800-353-5949 or visit www.samaritanspurse. org/occ. Work is an important part of your life, but it shouldnt be your whole life. For your familys sake and your own, strike a healthy balance between your career and your personal needs. Here are some tips: Learn to shut work o These days you can work practically anywhere, anytime. It can be a trap, so set a rm time of day to stop work and start concentrating on your family and other activities. Focus on the here and now. When youre working, give it your full attention. And when you stop, dont let worries about work and details about your job occupy your thoughts. This may take some practice, but teach yourself to be in the present at all times.Keep a healthy balance in your busy life Find a good non-work activity. If youve got nothing to do after work, youll have a hard time disengaging when you try to stop. Find a hobby to immerse yourself in, or just make an e ort to devote your full attention to your familys needs. (Even then, make an e ort to give yourself some personal time so you dont burn out on responsibility.) Dont let your job de ne your identity. When you describe who you are to people, let your job be only one aspect of your selfportrait. That way, a setback in any one area wont be as damaging to your self-image, and youll be less tempted to ignore other possibilities open to you.

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I am walking for survivors and people who have already passed on from cancer, Cynthia Rivers, a local walker, said. Each walker had their own speci c purpose for walking and their own loved one in mind. Morale was high throughout the day, as loud music blared and people dressed festively. The theme of the day to promote awareness was for participants to wear pink bras on the outside of their clothes. This was the one day of the year it was okay even for men to sport bright pink underwear as outerwear. Darlene Benson was one of the many survivors in attendance. She showed her unwavering support, as she showed up to the walk in a wheelchair. The wheelchair was from her arthritis, not cancer, she said. And that was the important part. As a breast cancer survivor of nearly Supporting, remembering, honoringBy Contributing Writer Phillip Heilman, UF Student ve years, Benson felt special sentiment during the day. I come every year, she said. It is very inspiring, I always get so inspired by these things. When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, inspiration can be just as important to their health as any radiation or chemotherapy, she said. Because she has been in the shoes of so many women who have breast cancer today, Benson said she continues to give back. She works in the clothes closet at St. Vincents HealthCare. I want to help everybody have hope like people helped me have hope, she said. It made a big di erence to have people by my side. Working with breast cancer patients and supporting them by attending awareness events is something Benson says is irreplaceable. Somebody that has been through it will make you feel di erent than a doctor or anyone else, Benson said. The American Cancer Society had an information tent focused on advocacy, encouraging women to sign up for periodical information about breast cancer. We have women signing a banner making a pledge to get yearly mammograms, James Richardson, an ACS volunteer, said. These pledges are necessary, especially in the state of Florida, which ranks fourth in the nation in breast cancer incidence and second in mortalities. Also in attendance was healthcare group Baptist Medical Center. Their team, led by Linda Allen, continued to preach the theme of the day: get checked. We have a screening and diagnostic mammography in all of Duval and Nassau county, Allen said. We support everyone who is a ected. Support and awareness were preached from all angles throughout the day. Raising awareness for the women of Jacksonville to get checked and supporting those who were already battling. Another survivor, Debra Simmons, echoed the need for support. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer on three different occasions, the last leading to the removal of both breasts. It is by the grace of God that I survived what I went through, Simmons said. I would feel sad and glad at the same time because I knew God was with me. Even as awful as this disease is, never forget to stay positive and stay strong, she said. You have cancer, cancer doesnt have you. Do you enjoy reading Mandarin NewsLine?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication, we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank Lunar PhasesNew: October 26 First Quarter: November 2 Full: November 10 Last Quarter: November 18

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A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of four and a half years revealed that when the childrens body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile the beginning of the overweight category the adiposity e ect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity is fat under the skin and surrounding major organs. The absolute value of BMI is not used to classify weight status in children, because change in BMI is normal and expected as chil-Increased fat in children raises blood pressure riskdren grow and develop. Instead, BMI percentiles are used which adjust for age and gender. Researchers found when children reached categories of overweight or obese, the in uence of adiposity on blood pressure increased. Higher blood pressure in childhood sets the stage for high blood pressure in adulthood, said Wanzhu Tu, Ph.D., study lead author and Professor of Biostatistics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Targeted interventions are needed for these children. Even small decreases in BMI could yield major health bene ts. Among study participants, 14 percent of the blood pressure measurements from overweight/ obese children were in prehypertensive or hypertensive levels, compared to 5 percent in normal weight children. Blood levels of leptin, a hormone in fat tissues, and heart rate had a similar pattern as blood pressure. So leptin may have played a mediating role in obesity-induced blood pressure elevation, researchers said. The study reinforces the importance of separately considering overweight and obese children from those of normal weight; otherwise, the adiposity e ect is overestimated in normal weight children and underestimated in overweight children. The adiposity e ects on blood pressure in children are not as simple as we thought, Tu said. On average, children in the study underwent 8.2 assessments each, for a total of 9,102 semi-annual blood pressure and height/weight assessments to determine BMI. The average enrollment age was 10.2 years, with children strati ed into 10 years and under, 11-14 and 15 and older. Children with BMI percentile values over 85 percent were considered overweight and those with BMI values over 95 percent were considered obese. Important questions that remain unanswered are what makes the blood pressure go up when you have an increase in the BMI percentile and what mechanisms are involved in the process, Tu said. This study wasnt set up to answer those questions. Further study may determine how the increase in adiposity a ects blood pressure and whether other factors such as leptin, insulin or in ammatory cytokines may play a role. Healthcare providers and parents should pay attention to childrens weight, Tu said. If they see a dramatic weight gain in a child who already is overweight, they need to intervene with behavioral measures, such as dietary changes and increased physical activity, to improve overall health and minimize cardiovascular risk. Co-authors are George J. Eckert, M.S.; Linda A. DiMeglio, M.D.; Zhangsheng Yu, Ph.D.; Jeesun Jung, Ph.D.; and J. Howard Pratt, M.D. Author disclosures and sources of funding are on the manuscript. 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!886-4919Check out our community webpages!www.mandarinnewsline.com FREE ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS Go towww.mandarinnewsline.comand click onFree Classi ed AdsCommunity Calendar High School Football Blog

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The Mustangs played their rst home game against Atlantic Coast. Being a burgeoning program, Atlantic Coast has developed well in only two years, partially due to the e orts of former Mandarin players who were rezoned for Stingray territory. Out of those taken, four were lineman who would have made a tremendous impact on the Mustangs defense. Without Last season, the mens basketball teams at the University of Florida and Florida State University made deep runs in the NCAA Tournament. The University of North Florida was one game away from advancing to the Big Dance and Jacksonville University won a game in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. This season, the Gators, Seminoles, Ospreys and Dolphins are all looking to surpass their achievements from a year ago. In the 2010-11 season, UF narrowly missed out on making a fth trip to the Final Four in school history. The Gators lost an overtime game to Butler in the Elite Eight. The top two leading scorers from that team, guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton, return this year to lead a deep backcourt that also includes Mike Rosario, a transfer from Rutgers, Scottie Wilbekin and freshman phenom Bradley Beal. Chandler Parsons, Vernon Macklin and Alex Tyus have all moved on to professional basketball, therefore the Gators lack experience and depth in their frontcourt. Sophomore Patric Young, a Jacksonville native, returns to lead this group along with Will Yeguete, Casey Prather, Erik Murphy, Cody Larson and freshman Walter Pitchford. Weve got to be a very unsel sh group, said Billy Donovan who is entering his 16th year as Floridas head coach. Our chemistry on the court has got to be something that gets developed very, very quickly. Ohio State, Syracuse, Arizona, Texas A&M and Florida State are among the opponents on the Gators non-conference schedule. Speaking of FSU, they lost an overtime game to VCU in MHS Sports RoundupYoung herd battles inexperience and injuriesBy Natalie Cleghornthat core group of seniors to lead and provide experience, the young herd has had a tough time on the eld. Injuries have not helped the Mustangs out, either. Receiver Imran Alnahdy broke his hand earlier in the season. Jacob Hecht, Evan Taylor and Ruben Johnson also sustained injuries either in practice or in games. Ruben Johnson was injured in the homecoming game against Flagler Palm Coast. He leaped to block a eld goal when a teammate accidentally ran into Johnsons knee. Johnson dislocated his knee and tore all four ligaments. Also overcoming the players lost to biggest rival Atlantic Coast, Mandarin has had a tough time lling the spots of would be seniors. Although Mandarin has yet to taste victory, they have been matched against sti competition. We are playing quality opponents. Everybody we play has Local Sports SceneLocal college basketball teams aim for postseason successBy Chad Cushnira winning record, so we arent going up against awful teams. We are playing the best we can, states Coach Dean. However, there is some hope for the Mustangs. Senior quarterback Brandon Luke leads the Mustangs with 1,070 passing yards as of the rst of October as well as eight touchdowns. With so many passing yards, Luke has surpassed his total yardage last year and is expected to double it this year. Teammate and receiver Darius McGri is having a spectacular season as well. McGri has over 400 receiving yards and is in the top ve receivers in the city. The Mustangs hope to put up a more touchdowns on the scoreboard the next couple of games and they look to senior quarterback Brandon Luke to lead the way. Mandarin plays at home against Deland on October 27, at home against Fletcher on November 4 and away at First Coast on November 10. the Sweet 16 last year. Chris Singleton and Derwin Kitchen, last years two leading scorers, have departed for careers in professional basketball. The rest of the nucleus from last years squad returns including senior forward Bernard James (82 blocks last season) and junior guard Michael Snaer (8.8 points per game). UNF made a surprise run to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Game last season. The Ospreys look to continue making strides under third-year head coach Matthew Driscoll. Juniors Andy Diaz and Jerron Granberry were selected to the preseason All-Conference team. Once again, UNF has a tough non-conference schedule that includes trips to Alabama, Miami, Florida, Ohio State, Kansas State, Auburn and Virginia Tech. JU begins its season on November 11 with a trip to FSU. The Dolphins are coming o back-to-back 20-win seasons and have made the postseason in each of the last three years. 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At that point I knew the speed, time and compass bearings calculated earlier for the nal night navigation test were correct. After settling in the middle of Little Lake George, the coxswain asked me for the latitude and longitude target for the end of the course. Coxswain Dave Boyle from St. Augustine told me to look at the GPS which showed we were on target. Behind us the examiner, Mike Owsley, evaluated and took note of my results as part of a larger test. Successful execution of the exercise completed a day of testing for Coast Guard Auxiliary Crew quali cation and completion of a personal goal for which I joined the Auxiliary to learn more about boating and take part in Auxiliary marine patrols. The crew quali cation process started eight months earlier with classroom courses. Although a recreational boater for 30 years, crew training means learning the United States Coast Guard way. Training is based on I am an organic gardener. My ower garden is small but amazing, with something blooming almost year-round. My four-by-four foot cucumber patch produced more than 50 pounds of cucumbers. I have much more success than failure, but it has not always been this way. It has been 20-plus years of trial and error, but in the process I have uncovered what I believe are three truths every gardener should embrace. Truth number one most of us know. You need sun and water to grow things, but to be a successful gardener you also need quality soil. The best way to build up your soil and insure it is rich in nutrients is to add organic matter to it. The best organic matter is homemade compost made from a diversity of organic sources such as leaves, kitchen scraps, grass clippings, weeds (no seeds), straw, shredded paper, egg shells, used co ee grounds including the lterpretty much everything except meats and fats. I produce enough compost to top my small gardens with fresh compost every time I plant. Two to three inches is ideal, but if I dont have enough homemade compost I use other organics to enrich the soil, such as commercial bags of composted manure. If needed, organic fertilizers are also widely available. For more information about producing homemade As seasons change, so does the shing. We are reaching the time of year when a heavy rain or a single cold front can end what was an outstanding year of shing on the St. Johns River. Since early spring and now into fall, the river has been consistent in providing us with a variety of sh and crustaceans. With an early run of bait sh you hoped this was going to be one of those years. There had not been a lot of rain over the winter and the river was already a little bit salty. Red sh were beginning to show along with an occasional sea trout or two. That was pretty encouraging for just being late March. As spring progressed the temperatures went up, the rain stayed away and the river got saltier. The bait sh became more abundant with nger mullet seemingly everywhere. The croaker and yellowmouth were beginning to bite and ounder were being caught on docks. Red sh were as far south as Palatka and it was only June. By July the lack of rain and extreme temperatures had the river at its saltiest. Shrimp were already being caught almost everywhere. The size and quan-GardeningThree things you should know By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASCaptain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkatities were unusually large for the time of year. All other river shing was in full swing. Even blue crabs were lling traps daily. All through August and into September the shrimping continued to be phenomenal. Jumbo shrimp became the standard size with buckets being lled regularly by daytime and night time shrimpers. Shrimp were so abundant that they were being caught all the way back to the Julington Creek Bridge. And, with all those shrimp came a lot of hungry sh, making this a fantastic year to enjoy our St. Johns River and its bounty. As fall progresses the number of opportunities we have left to take advantage of the shing in our river will diminish. Every year is di erent, but temperature and rainfall are going to be what decides it. There might be a month or two left or just a few weeks. Whenever it is, we have this year to remember and next year to look forward to. Fishing Report: Weak sh in holes, drum around bridges and docks, sea trout on end of docks. Bream anywhere you try. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. compost go to www.solutionsforyourlife.com and search composting. Truth number two is remember the KISS rule (Keep It Simple, Silly). Gardening is not a competitive sport. Keep your garden small and plant only things you love. You can grow a lot in a small space if you have good soil and small is easy to maintain. Mix easy-togrow veggies with owers and herbs to make pretty, interesting gardens. For example, I have broccoli and red cabbage growing in one three by three foot garden, bordered by colorful nasturtiums, a plant with edible leaves and owers. The di erent hues create a pretty picture. I use an organic mulch such as straw or ne pine bark (not nuggets) around plants to hold soil moisture and reduce weed problems. Truth number three is about attitude. To be a happy, productive gardener you must think of gardening not as work but as therapy. Nurturing anything is good for you. Visit your garden every day. If possible, have your morning co ee within sight of your garden and soak up the good vibes coming your way. Whenever you feel stressed, pull weeds and talk to your plants while you are doing it. They are patient listeners. Stop and smell the roses, literally. Spending time in the garden should feel good. If instead your garden becomes a source of stress, relaxhelp is available. The University of Florida Duval County Extension O ce has a garden help line from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. most work days. Call 255-7450 and ask to speak with a Master Gardener. You can also nd online help you can trust at the website mentioned above. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update Becoming crewBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 the Crew Seamanship Manual and the skills are the same as for active Coast Guard, but with performance standards adjusted to the older Auxiliary volunteer. Classroom skills include navigation, rst aid, boat safety, radio communications and line handling. After classroom training, skills are put to the test and knowledge is expanded as on the water training begins. New skills like rescue, boat handling, anchoring and towing are mastered. Course completion is determined by each individuals pace. Boat Crew quali cation is challenging, but can be mastered by anyone with the passion. There are many great mentors in the Auxiliary to help you along the way. If you see a Coast Guard Auxiliary Marine Patrol, be assured they are a highly trained, dedicated crew of volunteers with a passion for keeping recreational boating fun and safe. Please contact Charles Smith at 541-1660 for information about joining us. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine November 2011 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Mandarin NewsLine sm GOLD SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS $500 FOR BEST IN SHOW Saturday, November 12 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping CenterFor further information, contact Randy Thomas at 735-9088 ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK Auto Club South DALLAS BRENNEISESILVER SPONSORS CPA PRESENTED BY 15t h An nual M a n d a r i n C h i l i C o o k O f f M an darin Chil i Cook-Off IBERIABANK Axiom Wellness CenterFor the Body and the Person Inside Print, Promo & Design Oer Expires December 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 A good Thanksgiving dinner is usually about the turkey. You dont have to be a surgeon to carve one correctly, but proper carving and slicing techniques will ensure you get the most meat from your bird and enable you to present an attractive meal to your family and friends. Follow these simple techniques for successfully carving your holiday turkey: Let your 10-pound-orbigger turkey stand at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes after cooking and before slicing. This allows the juices to distribute evenly throughout the turkey. Netting and cooking bags are also easier to remove after waiting. Slice or carve the turkey on a sanitized cutting surface. Knives, pans and covers should be sanitized, too. Resanitize boards and knives every 30 minutes. Wear disposable food-handling Congratulations to Mike and Joan Maher, recipients of the Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the Month award for October. The Maher residence is located on Ransen Road in Mandarin. The nomination for the award came from an astute neighbor who felt the yard was worthy of recognition. Walk into the Mahers backyard and you nd yourself in a spectacular setting of lush vegetation and colorful plants that seem to sprout naturally in the backyard. Take a tour with Joan Maher and you learn that is not the case. Joan Maher, trained as a Master Gardener in the 1970s in the state of Washington and her husband Mike, have spent the last three and a half years transforming a nondescript back lot into a garden of paradise. It is gradually coming together, says Joan Maher. I love the way it has evolved in the last three years. A tall wooden fence encloses the entire backyard. The grey of the aging fence blends perfectly with the color of the tree trunks of the old oaks, creating a natural background for the red color of the blooming impatiens growing abundantly in the thick landscape. Impatiens grow in quaint birdhouses, some in ordinary hanging baskets, others in spherical hanging baskets and many in pots sitting in the rich brown bark that covers the ground soil. The spherical hanging baskets, explained Maher, are created by wiring two lined wire baskets together. A self-described bargain hunter, Maher pointed out distinct features and plants that add charm to the deep beds that circle the backyard. Old mirrors painted in yellow serve as fence dcor while panels of plastic lattice function as trellises for the climbing vines that camou age the wooden enclosure. A large metal candleholder and pedestal How to carve your turkey successfullygloves while carving or frequently wash your hands thoroughly. Immediately after the 10 to 20 minutes holding time, carve the turkey into major sections (i.e., breasts, thighs, drumsticks and wings). To serve turkey hot, place sections in pans. Cover with foil or plastic lm to retain heat and moisture and to minimize the possibility of contamination. Hold at 140 degrees or higher in a hot holding device (a cabinet, steam table or bainarie). Your turkey should be at least 140 degrees when placed in the holding pans. The heating device will only maintain temperature. A maximum holding time of 20 to 30 minutes is recommended. Slice the sections into serving pieces, arrange them on a plate and add garnish. Enjoy!Mandarin Garden Clubs Yard of the MonthBy Contributing Writer Celia Rehm, Mandarin Garden Clubbirdbaths are used as attractive containers for thriving succulent plants next to blooming ornamental peanut plants that stand out as a groundcover. Posts that once held mailboxes now hold birdhouses, both decorated with mandevilla vines. A cast iron arbor spotted on Craigs List now holds large baskets of ferns. The arbor is decorated with jasmine and impatiens and serves as an entry to dense landscaping of palmettos, azaleas, philodendrons, African iris, spider plants and a mixture of gold mound lantana, petunias, sedum and iris in the center of the yard. Succulent plants are favorites. Large leaf kalanchoes, aloe vera and many other species thrive in this backyard in beautiful stone pots that line the sides of the swimming pool. A cast iron miniature wheelbarrow serves as a unique container for an attractive display containing a large croton surrounded by plantings of the ice plant, wide leaf kalanchoes, and echeveria. Inside the covered patio, small succulent plants are planted in shadow box frames to create living wall hangings made of succulents and frames. In a couple of weeks, says Maher, they will be ready to hang on the walls of the front porch. The Mahers are retirees, he from the military and civil service and she from a civil service position. They each spend up to four hours weekly maintaining the yard. Although the Mahers enjoy the annuals which bloom year round under the protection of the tall trees, their love of all plants is evident. Begonias, red impatiens, dianthus, bush daises, petunias, princess owers, beach sun owers, golden dewdrops, yellow coreopsis, Mona Lisa lipstick plants, Mona lavender plants and Mexican petunias thrive in these gardens, adding beautiful splashes of color to the foliage of the liriope, the ferns, the taller hibiscus, canna lilies, peacock ginger, pinecone ginger and azaleas. To make a Mandarin Garden Club Yard of the Month nomination or nd out more about membership, e-mail mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2011 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 JACKSONVILLE 8206 Philips Hwy 904.731.7877 *Headboard and frame only. Mattress, bedspread, pillows, lamp and nightstand sold separately. NO, YOU'RE NOT DREAMING...YET.$1699The Lago Queen $1699/King $1899 Upholstered in all top-grain leather. Stocked in off-white, brown, light gray and black (shown). There are certain moments in life you dont forget, where time stands still, moments that take your breath away and you realize that anything is possible. One of those moments for several members of the Jaguars organization was at EverBank Field when six-year Luke Akerstrom walked to mid eld prior to the October 9 game for the coin toss. Nine months ago, this would not have been possible. I walked into a room at Wolfson Childrens Hospital in January for a short visit with Luke. Someone had alerted the Jaguars that Luke was in the hospital and would probably appreciate a visit and maybe some gifts from the local NFL team. I was happy to oblige on behalf of the club. Luke suffered a 30-minute seizure on December 29 in the back of his parents car that ravaged the left side of his body with what doctors have diagnosed as a rare form of encephalitis. There were no warning signs. Doctors had no answers as of why and what his condition would be longterm. They still dont. Little did I know, that veminute visit would change my life forever and many close to me at the Jaguars while I earned a new best friend in the process. At the time, Luke was lying in his hospital bed, not able to sit up on his own or communicate, o ering a big smile to me in exchange. I promised him and his family that next time I saw them I would be bringing a Jaguar with me. Jaguars center Brad Meester and his wife, Jamie are parents to four little girls so free time is not an option for their family. Of course, the Meesters made time when told of Lukes situation. One visit by the Meesters has turned into a lifelong friendship. Brad made weekly visits to see Luke whether it was at Wolfson where he was readmitted several times or at Brooks Rehab as he went through his rehab. It wasnt a 20-minute visit with an autograph and photo opportunity. These were two hour trips where Jaguars UpdateSix-year old boy reaches new heightsBy Contributing Writer Ryan Robinson Congratulations to the Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schools Lady Marlins volleyball team on their historic rst match this past September against Hendricks Day School! The school turns 50 years old this year and this was the very rst athletic adventure they have ever embarked upon. The nal score did not matter a whit (and, yes, they did win a match as well) the excitement from the student-athletes, their parents, alumni and supporters was palpable and meaningful. The girls did their best and will only perform better as they grow more experienced and practiced in their sport. The school has plans to add several other team sports this year such as co-ed ag football and boys basketball. Brad learned about Luke and his family and his life before his illness. He saw pictures of ve-year old boy playing his beloved violin in the symphony or running around the soccer eld with his friends. That life was nonexistent for Luke now. Luke surprised Brad early in training camp following one of the teams practices thanks to an invitation from head coach Jack Del Rio. It had been seven months since he had taken full steps but he was determined to walk again and he was determined to do it in front of the Jaguars. Brad introduced Luke and his family to his teammates and the coaching sta and talked about Lukes daily struggles to regain normalcy in his life. Following his speech, Luke burst out of his fathers arms and walked to Brad. Tears rolled down the faces of many in attendance which included more than 50 friends and family members. It was exactly what Brad wanted people to see. Football and life have so much in common. You have to persevere and ght through adversity and be determined to beat the odds. After extensive rehab that he still attends weekly, Luke reached another milestone when he recently walked to mid- eld. Luke wouldnt want the moment to be about him but a lesson for everybody that miracles are possible. Hes living it each day. Of course, he wore a jersey given to him by one of his best friends, Brad Meester. It was only tting. Lady Marlins play historic rst match Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine! Support our ne Advertisers!

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