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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 From the Council Members Desk Page 6 School District JournalPage 7 Flag retirement Page 9 Boy Scout nally receives Eagle award Page 10 Encore Page 11 Third Thursday lecture Page 12 Constitution Page 14 Visit Lake Charles Page 15 Youth Scene Page 16 Movie Review Page 17 Faith News Page 20 Coast Guard report Captain Davids shingPage 21 MHS Sports Local Sports Scene Page 22 Gardening Page 23 Jaguars update 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 5 February 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 The Wisdom Warriors, Loretto Elementarys FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League team, recently attended their “ rst tournament in Apopka, Florida, on December 3. The Wisdom Warriors were the youngest team at this tournament, as fourth and “ fth graders battling against teams composed of middle school children. They were also the team that traveled the farthest, driving two hours to reach the tournament nearest Stephen DeAngelo, a graduate of Mandarin High School and Gabbi Froeba, a Bartram Trail High School graduate, were delighted to represent their corner of the community and participate in the game and all the activities surrounding Jacksonvilles Gator Bowl this past January 2. We are always excited to cheer for the University of Florida Gators and our amazing fans, but in our own backyard„ coming home to Jacksonville made this Gator Bowl even more special!Ž exclaimed Froeba Over the last decade, cheerleading has grown into a widely recognized and respected athletic activity, one that requires a great deal of strength and determination. Both DeAngelo and Froeba During 2011, Tessa Dahlke (pronounced Doll-key) of Mandarin walked over 1,000 miles to raise funds for her favorite charity. She has already begun walking to reach a second 1,000 miles during 2012. If your commute takes you along Julington Creek Road between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., youve likely seen her since she rarely misses a day. Dahlke began her walk in early 2011 to raise funds for the Sua Sponte Foundation and also in an e ort to reach some inner peace. She raised over $6,400 for the foundation which supports United States Army Rangers who are injured and the families of those who are killed in action with insu cient resources to get them past the crisis. This cause is very near and dear to Dahlke and her husband Roger Dahlke whose son, SSG Jason S. Dahlke, an Army (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek ,D.D.S.entistR.S.,M.S.Aosthodontics MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics BUSINESS Y o u r Your I n c r e a s e Increasein 2012!Contact us today and ask about our 2012 discount plans!Josh Allenja@rtpublishinginc.com Mandarin (step) mom walks 1,000 miles for charity: watch for her!Proud to “come home” to cheer at bowl game Gator cheerleaders Stephen DeAngelo and Gabbi Froeba at the Gator Bowlbelieve it is a privilege to represent the University of Florida as students and as athletes„ but it is also a big responsibility. Imagine classes, papers and homework plus a very rigorous extracurricular schedule! Cheerleaders must maintain a certain grade point average to stay a member of the squad and skipping class is never an Loretto’s Wisdom Warriors score big at rst robotics tournamentContributed by Bev Pool, Loretto Elementary School PTA They scored!to Jacksonville. Despite all that, the Wisdom Warriors placed ninth out of 16 teams … defeating several veteran teams. This is quite an accomplishment, as this is their rookie year. Each year FIRST Lego League comes up with a di erent theme. The theme for this year was Food Factor.Ž Since September, the Wisdom Warriors team (as well as other teams throughout the world) have been studying food safety. The tournament was comprised of three sections: robot competition, presentation and core values. During the robot competition, the Warriors robot, El Toro, had two and a half minutes to complete as many tasks as possible on a playing “ eld. Team members had to build and program the robot to complete these tasks, which were all related to food safety. For their presentation, the students researched food safety and had to choose an area where they felt an improvement could be made. They chose to focus on hand washing. They then created a product, the SmartSink, which dispensed the proper amount of soap as well as the correct temperature water for optimum hand washing cleanliness. The SmartSink was created to be used in restaurants and features an alarm that noti“ es the manager if an employee does not wash his/her hands for the proper amount of time (2040 seconds). After creating their product they had to come up with a creative way to present it. The team decided on a skit of a newscast introducing the Ranger, was killed by enemy gun“ re in Afghanistan in 2009. While the walk cannot undo the tragic event of Jason Dahlkes death, it has helped toward emotional healing since it both honors Jason Dahlke and raises funds for the brotherhood he was so proud to be a member of. You are welcome to join the Facebook group Remembering Jason DahlkeŽ to see pictures and learn more. Many Mandarin residents likely remember Jason since he grew up in the Mandarin area attending area schools, where he also met his future wife and love of his life, Niki Norvell. Anyone who would like to pledge to the 2012 Dahlke Walk a Mile for a RangerŽ can call Tessa Dahlke at 262-7046 or send a check directly to the foundation. Please make checks payable to Sua Sponte Foundation and mail them to: Sua Sponte Foundation, P.O. Box 60281, Savannah, GA 31420. Please notate Dahlke Walk in the memo portion.Wisdom warriors cont. on pg. 13 Cheerleaders cont. on pg. 16

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. 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, Linda Gomolkagraphics@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 re”ect 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. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy SHARE YOUR LOVE TWO DOZEN ROSES WITHFOR $19.99 valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted.10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257$10 off PLU 30674 VALID 2/22/12 2/29/12Any $50 Purchase! valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted.10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257One FREE Bag PLU 20551 VALID 2/15/12 2/21/12of Allegro Breakfast Blend Coffee! 2012, Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.FEBRUARY 10TH 14TH The Mandarin Community Club o cially started its 2012 membership drive in January. Best known as the organizing host and sponsor for the Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend, the club also holds a variety of other programs throughout the year and is a great way to become involved in the community. Membership is open and encouraged of all interested parties, especially those living in Mandarin. The club is located at 12447 Mandarin Road. For further information, please contact the club at 268-1622 or visit the website www.mandarincommunityclub.org. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold a Valentines Dance on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin. There will be non alcoholic beverages and hors doeuvres. The cost is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance at the center or call 262-7309. Dont miss the event of the year, Laugh for Charity hosted by the Rotary Club of Mandarin on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at The Comedy Zone in the Ramada Inn Mandarin Conference Center. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, hors d oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by the comedy show and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and one hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will bene“ t the Mandarin Williams YMCA and the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact JollyZing@aol.com or call 2821945. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@ comcast.net. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain“ eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. 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 12th annual El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 25, leaving out of the Mayport Boat Ramp at Mike Scanlon Park. The registration fee is $80 and junior entries are $10. For additional information, please visit www.jax“ sh.com or call 241-0777. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard South. The breakfast social will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed Meeting Room in the restaurant. This meeting will for the elections of our clubs 2012 o cers. If you are a Republican candidate and would like to introduce yourself to our club members, please attend. The February general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be Fearless DesignŽ and will feature a discussion about forming small groups on di erent quilting topics. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up unless it rains. Anchors away! The North Florida Cruising Club will be hosting a Nautical Rummage Sale on Saturday, February 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of New Orleans Cafe, located at 12760 San Jose Boulevard (on Julington Creek in Mandarin.) Sailors from various local clubs and organizations will be selling, giving or bartering boating equipment and nautically themed household items. Please all Barbara Burke at 310-5110 for more information. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on February 2, 2012 What’s New cont. on pg. 6 Copies of online coupons are not accepted!

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level WhenInnovation AndTradition Come Together, Educational Excellence Is Taken To A Whole New Level Smart Boards provide 21st century learning experience Skyping provides global connectiveness, expanding the classroom beyond the walls of the school Students learn to create digital work portfolios and use cutting edge technology Breakout sessions promote small group discussions and improve comprehensionBilingual education stimulates brain developmentNow accepting applications for the 2012 school yearFinancial assistance and the LIFT tuition grant are availableFor more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200, ext. 147Visit us in Mandarin or online at www.mjgds.org VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Call us – We Love Competition. Since 1990 Katherine B. Ashley, CPA, is a Certified DivorceFinancial Analyst who will: €Help you to understand the tax implications ofdivorce €Assist in developing detailed household budgets €Help you to protect your assetsYou need an advocate on your side who knows how toprotect your interests. Call Katherine at 268-7809 or email kashley@kbacpa.net for an appointment.Katherine B. Ashley,CPA,CDFA’3000 HartleyRd.,Suite 10 € Jacksonville,FL 32257 (904) 268-7809 € www.kbacpa.net Dont Let[Divorce]Kick Your Assets!taxes?ƒwhat should I do?finances?household budgets?questions? Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning -Benjamin Franklin One of the topics of greatest concerns to our citizens is how the budget cuts, past and impending, impact our agency. As I walk the streets with our ShAdCo members and citizens in the neighborhoods; when I am taking calls during my monthly call in show on First Coast Connect on WJCT; or when I talk to reporters throughout the week and at our monthly Awards Ceremony … the one thing people want to discuss is How is the citys “ nancial crisis a ecting your organization?Ž Let me take a few minutes and share some thoughts with you on this critical matter. To the public we serve and for me, our ability to respond to calls for service in a timely manner and solve crime is the #1 priority and remains so. And with a three year solid downward trend in both murder and violent crime incidents (our lowest numbers of overall crime in 40 years), sustaining those declines and having the money to keep working smartŽ on this critical issue is what keeps me up at night. The privilege of being your elected Sheri also brings with it the obligation every responsible leader has: making tough choices. In this last round of cuts (totaling more than $17 million) I was forced to eliminate 71 police positions, which included laying o 48 sworn o cers and The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board voted unanimously on January 10 to name William Congdon as the districts general counsel. Having served for 15 years as the districts deputy general counsel, Congdon has been interim general counsel since October 2011, when Hans G. Tanzler III vacated the post to become district executive director. Tanzler recommended Congdon for the position, which the Governing Board approved. During his service as interim general counsel, Bill has facilitated a smooth transition of leadership and is a wellregarded manager,Ž Tanzler said. He demonstrates an exceptional work ethic and a balance of excellent judgment and legal skills. Moreover, he has a talent for creative problem solving and although he is a skilled litigator, he actively considers alternatives to litigation when appropriate and feasible.Ž Congdon has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 30 years. He attended the The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffWhy benchmarking mattersmany civilians. This was not an easy decision, but we are an organization of peopleŽ and thats where our greatest expenses are. In the reorganization of our operation, caused by this sad, historic event, we eliminated some programs … such as our Mounted Unit … and back“ lledŽ every patrol position with a sworn o cer from somewhere else in the organization. I cannot a ord to let our response time to be impacted and as our #1 goal, I must do everything in my power to make sure citizens are not adversely impacted by any reduction in force. I dont know what the future holds, with respect to what cuts are coming next. And the issue of the pension and the recommended pay cuts for o cers are issues in which, interestingly, I am not allowed to participate per collective bargaining rules. But I am committed to working with the City Council and Mayor to “ nd reasonable, equitable solutions to these long term problems. I will also tell you again, that responsible leadership is about making tough choicesƒ.we cannot just randomly say cut xx percent.Ž We cant cut our way out of this “ nancial crisis in Jacksonville. And we cant cut funding for a top tier law enforcement agency that has already been cut to the bone. Especially when you consider that Jacksonville currently spends less per capita for law enforcement than any other major county in the state. We cant make additional cuts without jeopardizing tremendous gains made in reducing murder and overall crime; community problem solving initiatives that are planting long term prevention and intervention anti-crime seedsŽ in very challenged neighborhoods; and surpassing national benchmarks for solving crimes (also known as the clearance rateŽ). In the area of e ciency … I dont think there is another law enforcement agency that can demonstrate how lean it operates and still maintain such impressive outcomes. It was Winston Churchill who said that one should not only strive to succeed, but to bring value to all you do. I think the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce does that. I am deeply rooted in some basic management philosophies … one of them being that every process can be improved upon to eliminate waste and outcomes can always be improved. Moving forward, we are going to continue to be challenged to show our success; demonstrate the value; and justify the management decisions about the operation of this agency. We will rise to that challenge. We are developing a new tool to showcase those value addedŽ benchmarks that we have built into our operation. I want to demonstrate, on an ongoing basis, how lean, e cient, and e ective we are. I call it JSO at a GlanceŽ … a dashboard of some critical matrices that we use to measure ourselves and benchmark against proven policing methodologies. In the coming months we will be placing this dashboardŽ on the front page of our website. I hope you will bookmark it and visit it often. Please visit the rest of this story at www.jaxsheri .org and go to Sheri s Message in our Newsroom to read what these benchmarks are. I hope 2012 brings you all the blessings our great city and nation have to o er. I appreciate all of you who tell me that the men and women of the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce are in your prayers.Governing board appoints general counselBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management DistrictUniversity of Florida, where he obtained a juris doctorate degree with honors and a masters degree in microbiology. Prior to that, he attended Duke University, where he obtained a bachelors degree in biological sciences. He began his legal career in private practice, where he practiced general civil law. He subsequently served as an assistant state attorney prosecuting criminal cases and a deputy general counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Like us on Facebook and receive a $5 OFF coupon! Join our eMail list! Text “PVPS” to 22828 to get started! because we care with donna sponsor Ponte Vedra Beach | Southside | Amelia Island | Riverside | Mandarin | St. Augustine Having performed thousands of breast reconstruction procedures, the surgeons at PVPS take the role of advocate and educator seriously. Sponsoring local events and giving numerous educational seminars throughout the year are just some of the ways the staff and surgeons at PVPS “CARE.” Visit our website to meet our surgeons and to learn more about PVPS and the procedures we perform. www.pvps.com 904.273.6200 Dr. Brett Snyder and team “PVPS Cares” at the 2011 26.2 with Donna Marathon. Come and See Us For Your FREESleep Apnea Consultation! Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without While visiting friends in New Orleans for Christmas, I realized that I was seeing and appreciating that city from several di erent perspectives„the past, the present and the immediate future„both personally and as your humble, but very proud representative on the City Council. I was struck by the familiar cultural characteristics of the place where I had worked about 30 years ago and the parallels and similarities I could now make with my own hometown, which is currently challenged to formulate and adopt a collective vision. There is one glaring difference, however: New Orleans is not in the process of de“ ning or re-de“ ning itself and Jacksonville seems to be having what some might describe as an identity crisis.Ž Maybe we should blame it on Isaiah Hart, who renamed Cow Ford JackFrom the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6sonvilleŽ in the 1820s in honor of Andrew Jackson, the provisional governor of the Territory of Florida at the time. Remember, he never came here, but spent considerable time in New Orleans, which is why they have a square named in his honor. Seriously though, think about it. Geographically, both southern cities are major ports. Both were heavily involved with shipbuilding in the past. Both have rivers and waterways that enhance the local environments, as well as attract commercial and recreational activities. The climates are similar. Beautiful parks abound. Medical facilities are stellar. There are delightful historic neighborhoods, of which Mandarin is a shining example and the appeal of daily life is undeniable. We are fortunate to be able to enjoy numerous, outdoor recreational activities every month of the year and we take pride in our many cultural, educational and family-oriented events. Unfortunately, both places have more than their fair share of poverty and crime. But those similarities are not the primary focus of this article, although they will always be crucial concerns and problems to address and solve in order to ensure that the highest quality of life is experienced here, there or anywhere, for that matter. My focus is intended to be on how we, as a community and as a major city, can successfully get to the next levels of awareness and responsible funding in order to see our hometown evolve and progress, in every sense of the word. How do we want to be seen by insiders and outsiders alike? And how will the public and private sectors work harmoniously to make it happen? New Orleans, with its colorful French Quarter, Mardi-Gras atmosphere, jazz musicians and tantalizing cuisine, is a major tourist destination and convention site. Jacksonville, however, is just not thereŽ yet. Realistically, what will it take to be a tourist destination and a top convention site? I would like to suggest that we look to the west at New Orleans as an example of how we can celebrate ourselves once we clearly recognize what we have, what we are and what we want to preserve and promote. I hope you will make a concerted e ort this year to hold your elected o cials accountable and representative of your hopes, dreams and vision for the City of Jacksonville and please, let me hear from you, so our collective voice will be heard loud and clear. God bless you and your family, Matt Schellenberg Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLineJosh Allen 886-4919Do 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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Following the recent news I reported last month of the districts improved graduation rate, our school system witnessed nine of its high schools grades rise in 2011. Overall, 16 of 19 high schools scored A, B or C grades (84 percent). Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Paxon School for Advances Studies and Stanton College Preparatory School all received AŽ grades. Schools with a BŽ grade were Mandarin, Fletcher, Sandalwood, Robert E. Lee and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Now with all of our school grades in for elementary through high school, 85 percent of your Duval County public schools have made excellent, good or satisfactory grades. Mandarin High School was just short of getting an AŽ grade and Principal Dr. Donna Richardson and her outstanding sta are committed to making that AŽ happen this year. The district readily recognizes that all of our high schools are priorities when it comes to student achievement and we will continue to assess the work being done in our schools to ensure that all of our students are receiving a high quality education. Duval Countys public schools have the highest graduation requirements in the State of Florida and have continued to see an increase in our graduation rate. The 2011 graduating class (Mandarin High had the largest with over 700 graduates) was the second group of students to complete an even more rigorous college ready curriculum that includes Algebra II, an additional science require-What’s New cont. from pg. 3School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7at 6:30 p.m. The program will be Hummingbirds.Ž The circle is for children ages “ ve through 18, accompanied by a parent. Buzz on by the club and join the fun! The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. MOMS Club of Jacksonville/ Mandarin-N is open to moms who live in zip codes 32207, 32217, 32223, 32257. For this club, please contact mandarinmomclub@gmail.com The Italian American Club will celebrate Valentines Day with a Sunday dinner on February 12. We will also have pizza night on February 24. There has been a change in the rental agent for the club. If you are interested in renting our club, please check our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com for information or phone the club at 268-2882. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA) held its annual meeting on January 26. Held at the Mandarin Community Club building, this years guest speaker was WJXT meteorologist John Gaughan. The JSO also presented a Neighborhood Crime Watch program. The RHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors and represents a subdivision of 264 homes located between Loretto and Mandarin Roads. It was organized in its present form in 1986 making it one of the oldest homeowners associations in the area. The Mandarin Womens Club will host Dr. Roberto E. Garcia, M.D. F.A.C.S. plastic surgeon at their meeting on Thursday, February 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. The price of the luncheon is $15 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by February 17. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club, giving all women of the area the opportunity for meeting new friends, seeing old friends, learning new things and sharing the enjoyment of northeast Florida. Some of the many activities include day trips, antiquing trips, as well as Bunco, bridge, Mah Jongg and Mexican Train gatherings. For more information, please call Kay at 521-2524. For reservations for the monthly luncheon/program held the fourth Thursday of most months at the Ramada Inn, please contact Iris at 268-2459. 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 River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 15 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 members and guests playing many popular board and card games. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 and reservations are required by Thursday, February 9. 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. Join the Jacksonville Humane Society for the fourth annual Trail of Tails: Fun Walk and Festival on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. Registration is $30 per person, $25 per person for members of teams of four or more, $15 for students (ages 13 to 22) and $10 for children (ages “ ve to 12). All prices increase by $5 the day of the event. Animals walk with their owners for free. A festival featuring silent auction, food, fun and free kids crafts follows the event. Registration for What’s New cont. on pg. 5ment and two years of a world language. The Florida Lottery … Oftentimes I am asked what has happened to the lottery dollars that were supposed to be going to our public schools? Nearly three quarters of lottery money goes to Bright Future Scholars,Ž with the remaining going to our schools. And, most of those dollars go into what is referred to as categorical funding, designated for speci“ c programs, with the remaining going into operations for use in the districts general fund. During the last three years, however, there have been no additional dollars going into operations, which is really sad. From 1993 to the present, the total lottery revenue for Duval County has declined from $27.8 million to $4.7 million. This “ scal year 2011-2012, categorical dollars totaled $4.7 million and discretionary dollars (operational) dropped to zero. The categorical funding is designated for school recognition grades and for School Advisory Committees (SAC). Parents, Duval County Public Schools has begun hosting Regional Financial Aid nights at local high schools. Financial aid representatives will provide information about State and Federal “ nancial aid programs and will be answering questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other “ nancial aid forms. Parents and students are invited to participate in any of the free sessions. Mandarin High School will host its Financial Aid night on February 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Important Dates: February 2: Financial Aid Night … Mandarin High School … 6:00 p.m. February 7: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive February 8: Student early release day February 20: Presidents Day (Schools closed) February 22: Student early release day

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 16-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingFeb. 3, Mar. 2, or Apr. 20 -9amPlease RSVP to 904.268.8667 for the date of your choice. ...MORE THAN A COLLEGEPREP PRIVATE SCHOOL CHRISTS CHURCH ACADEMY K-1210850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667www.ccajax.orgAccredited by: FCIS, ACSI, FKC, SACS Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the macula„the central part of the retina that is important for reading and color vision„becomes damaged. In some individuals, tiny dot-like deposits, known as drusen, accumulate beneath the macula. While these deposits usually do not cause visual loss directly, they indicate that a person is at risk for developing further problems with the macula. Further degeneration can result in areas of tissue loss, called atrophy can develop which can lead to visual loss in the dryŽ form of macular degeneration. In approximately 10 percent of patients, abnormal leaky blood vessels may develop in the macula leading to the wetŽ form of macular degeneration. Although this is thought to be the more severe form of ARMD, there are e ective treatments that have been shown to help stabilize and in some patients improve their vision. Some common symptoms of ARMD are gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Clay Eye physician and retina specialist Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in our senior population. I am excited to see new and better treatment options being developed to help patients maintain and improve their vision.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons have recognized the need for a facility speci“ cally dedicated to diseases of the retina and have established the Northeast Florida Macular The Mandarin Community Club is again collecting worn, used or damaged American ” ags for proper and honorable disposal. For the third year in a row, the club is once again This is Macular Degeneration Awareness MonthContributed by Russell Pecoraro, M.D., Clay Eye Physicians and SurgeonsDegeneration and Diabetes Eye Institute. 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. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977. They currently have of“ ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!American Flags collected will be honorably retired at Mandarin Community Clubpartnering with SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) and the youth group Princess Malee Society of CAR (Children of the American Revolution) to hold a ” ag retirement ceremony at the club on the afternoon of Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. If you have a ” ag you would like retired and properly handled for disposal, a collection box will be located outside the Mandarin Community Club at 12447 Mandarin Road beginning February 1 until the ceremony on Sunday, February 26. During the ceremony, steeped in years of tradition, one ” ag will be retired in sections as the history and symbolism of each star and stripe is remembered. Please call the Club at 268-1622 for more information.What’s New cont. from pg. 4 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. the walk and festival vendors is available by calling 725-8766 or visiting www.jaxhumane.org. All proceeds bene“ t the Jacksonville Humane Society. Community Hospice is hosting an Assisted Living Facility Expo for Northeast Florida residents to learn more about assisted living options for themselves or loved ones on Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Avenues Mall. If you or someone you love is looking for independent retirement living and occasional help with certain activities, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) o er supportive care and a host of valuable amenities. Learn more about Northeast Floridas assisted living options at this free expo, presented by Community Hospice. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about this event or about Community Hospice care, please call 407-6500.

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Call Today for a Consultation!904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park 12627 San Jose Blvd, Suite 601 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 Visit our website:www.dkbrierycpa.com Tax Tip of the Month 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant IRS agents in TAX EXAMS are now requesting 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard With Valentines Day approaching love is on everyones mind. While its exciting to think about heart-shaped valentines, roses, chocolate and “ rst dates, its important that individuals be aware of the possibilities of danger that can come along with dating. First dates are exciting and can even lead to love that lasts forever; however, you should always take safety precautions … posted below are tips to help keep you safe. Dating safety tips € Always meet in a populated, public location … never in a private or remote location. Stay in public places for the duration of the date. € Inform a family member or friend of your plans. Let them know when and where youre going and include your dates name and contact information. € Make sure you have your cell phone with you at all times. € Stay sober. € Do not do anything that will impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. € Drive separately to and from dates until you feel comfortable with the person. (In case things dont work out, you need to be in control of your own ride … even if you take a taxi.) € Dont leave personal items unattended … you do not want to risk having personal information stolen. € It is best not to go back to your dates home or bring them back to yours on the “ rst date. If your date pressures you, end the date and leave at once.Dear Editor, Politically correct (PC) is a term I also despise. However, J. Bruce Richardsons commentary in the December 2011 issue was so vexing that I felt obligated to provide another perspective. I read Richardsons rant a second time to “ gure out just who he was condemning for their imposition of PC daily greetings. And the culprit seems to be the Duval County School Board. It seems as if Richardson knows the discussion is bigger than Winter Break.Ž However, he speaks from his Christian faith and its dominant position in this society. As many organizations attempt to build an inclusive environment for all,Ž it is often misinterpreted as an attempt to dilute the freedoms of others. Let me position it another way, while channeling Richardsons ire. The dominant group is unaccustomed to sharing their domain with others, because it is perceived a dilution of their majority standing. Plus, its uncomfortable for some of them to be open to new cultures, beliefs or traditions. And most of these traditions are not new.Ž Can you imagine how longtime Jewish Jacksonvillians must feel as their religion and customs are more known by their Christian neighbors only over the past decade. However, these traditions are centuries old and were religiously maintained, quietly within their own communities. In fact they had to “ nd ways to manage around the majoritys religious days. There is no law forbidding Richardson from greeting everyone he meets with If you are among those that su er from sleep apnea, you know how debilitating the disorder can be. Sleepless nights lead to groggy days and you never really feel well. You certainly never feel full of energy. Described as extreme snoring, broken only by spells of gasping for breath, sleep apnea is as much of a problem for ones bed partner as it is for the su erer„no one is getting a good nights sleep! Not only does all the starting and stopping of the breathing ruin your sleep, its hard on your heart as well. It can cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart Dating safety tipsBy Contributing Writer Ashley Johnson Scott, Hubbard House staff€ If your date shows signs of jealousy, is controlling, calls you names, wants to move to quickly or does not honor your boundaries these are all red ” ags of abuse. Educate yourself on what the red ” ags are by visiting www. hubbardhouse.org/domesticviolence/resources/. € Trust your gut instinct. If something feels wrong prior to date, do not meet. € At any time if you are in immediate danger call 911. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119. Hubbard House can help.About Hubbard House: Founded as the “ rst domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certi“ ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, schoolbased education, therapeutic childcare, batterers intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.Letter to the EditorMerry Christmas.Ž However, Im sure this culturally competent journalist is also aware of the growing odds that he could possibly use that greeting with a Jacksonville resident that does not celebrate this religious day. That is when his Christian spirit is tested with goodwill to all people.Ž The school board, corporations and professional organizations are attempting to be more inclusive or maybe not. And then, before I could send this response, our illustrious Sen. Stephen Wise adds a new bill to the business at the state house. He also wants all school districts in Florida to be requiredŽ to use the term Christmas Break. And what is the culturally competent and inclusive public servants reason? It [Winter Break] bothers him.Ž Merry Christmas to all and remember, The reason for the season has nothing to do with titles, greetings or being politically correct.ŽCal Jackson, certi ed NTL Diversity Practitioner and Mandarin resident.Local dentist o ers solution for sleep apneadisease. On the lower end of the spectrum, sleep apnea is responsible for extreme fatigue, depression, headaches and irritability. For mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy can be recommended. It is very e ective and easy to manage. Oral appliance therapy means you put in a mouthpiece before going to sleep at night. This mouthpiece holds your jaw in an appropriate position for keeping your airway open. Oral appliances are comfortable, convenient and e ective for many patients. Dr. Alan Krantz of Krantz Dental Care is one of the few trained dentists in the area to “ t his patients for this type of oral appliance. My patients call me after, write me thank you notes, send me ” owers and show such appreciation for my helping them,Ž says Dr. Krantz. Im just so happy this type of treatment has become available and now widely accepted by the insurance companies. It was an easy Happy Valentine’s Day!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine decision to go and get certi“ ed so that I could provide this to my patients. I see what a di erence it makes in their lives.Ž Look for the Krantz Dental Care ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 As it should be, its about the children. A child born today is automatically burdened with a huge share of an untenable national debt of $16 trillion … about $49,000 per child … before they ever leave the hospital. They are an automatic recipient of a great and wondrous medical system … subject to change for the worse if the Supreme Court allows Obamacare to stand … and are born into an overall generous society with a high value of human life. Its the people who are running up the debt and tinkering with society which are frightening the children and too quickly moving us towards ills which wrack Europe. We hear the silliness of celebrating diversity,Ž the greatest farce of our lifetime. Somehow, there is a desire to celebrate diversity, but simultaneously suppress true diversity if a group is not considered politically correct. If someone Dean Phillippi, and his son Christopher Phillippi both from Mandarin, recently surprised Dean Phillippis brother Jerry Phillippi (originally from Mandarin) with a long well past due Eagle Scout Award recognition and lost Eagle Award medal. Jerry Phillippi physically received his Eagle Scout Medal from his Boy Scout Troop 9 in Washington, Pennsylvania in the late 1950s. It took more than half a century for the National Eagle Scout Association to o cially recognize and honor him as one of its own. Shortly after Jerry Phillippi earned the Boy Scouts of America top rank, his scoutmaster, Harry Malik Sr., died unexpectedly from a heart Worth the wait for Eagle Scout Awardattack and Troop 9, which met in Washington, Pennsylvania, disbanded before the Eagle Award Ceremony could take place or the paperwork could be “ led for his award. A number of years later, Jerry Phillippis medal, merit badge patches and newspaper clippings were all destroyed in a ” ood, further destroying his connection to the long-forgotten troop. But on December 3, Jerry Phillippi, now living in Conover, North Carolina was caught completely by surprise when his brother, Dean Phillippi, who is an Assistant Scoutmaster and Chaplain for BSA Troop 101 in Mandarin and his nephew, Christopher Phillippi, a Life-rank Scout, presented him with a recognition letter and a new Eagle Scout medal during an impromptu ceremony at a relatives house in Florida. Jerry really broke down hard over it,Ž said Dean Phillippi, who was presented with the Eagle Mentor pin in return from his brother. Prior to presenting Jerry Phillippi with the award, Dean Phillippi asked his brother to try on one of Christophers spare Scout uniforms for a family Boy Scout photo. Jerry Phillippi said he didnt think much of it and humored the request, unaware his brother had spent the last year tracking down a replacement medal, and paperwork. Dean Phillippi said the task proved to be quite di cult given the lost paperwork, unfortunate circumstances surrounding the former scoutmaster and the fact the Boy Scout Council had changed several times since the 1950s. After many phone calls and letters, he reached Michael Surbaug, scout executive for the Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Council, who was able to assist Dean Phillippi in getting his brother the replacement medal and recognition he so long deserved. My brother is like a hound dog,Ž Jerry Phillippi said. He keeps after something until he can “ nd it.Ž Mandarin native Dean Phillippi, left, Jerry Phillippi center and Christopher Phillippi right.Political commentaryEvery child born today automatically has $49,000 of national debt before they leave the hospitalBy J. Bruce Richardsontruly celebrates diversity, they embrace the horrors of the Ku Klux Klan, Nazi skinheads and Taliban, as these groups have a well-de“ ned (but, obviously irrational) point of view. Not willing to do that? Then how can you celebrate diversity if diversity only includes people you want to socialize with? The better term is toleranceŽ instead of diversity.Ž Since toleranceŽ doesnt have the same ring to it as diversity,Ž politically correct people dont want to consider it. In a politically correct world, theres never room for gloom, is there, unless defending some allegedly downtrodden person or group? Nothing is wrong with tolerance; its a legitimate goal. Other than the politically correct world, there has never been a mandate we have to like everyone or agree with everyone; we simply have to properly live and let live.Ž That doesnt have enough zing to it for some; they want us to celebrateŽ those we choose to not agree with for any given reason. In this critical election year of 2012, are we “ nally going to get over much of this silliness? Will we throw out the bums who have gotten us into this mess or allowed it to fester? Will we eschew voting for incumbents and choose fresh faces? Most importantly, will we not do what is expected of us because of political correctness and choose leaders who do the right thing instead of what pressure groups demand we do? Weve tried one brand of craziness for decades now, is it time for a new brand which includes saying no to more special interests and put the interests of the nation “ rst, not the groups who yell the loudest? If we dont do it for ourselves, will we do it for those born today? In our old age, as they grow and look to us for wisdom and guidance, how will we look back at them and tell them we have already not only placed them deeply in personal debt, but we are handing them a world out of control and they have to clean up our mess? Arent we supposed to be the responsible ones, paving the way for them?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. The non-pro“ t organization endXmeat, which is an acronym for Environmental Nurture, Dietary eXcellence and the Movement to End Animal TortureŽ will be providing one-on-one free mentorship for individuals interested in making a transi-Learn about a vegan dietContributed by Dr. Jon Repole, Jacksonville Health and Wellness Centertion to a plant based vegan diet. Plant based diets have been shown to dramatically treat and prevent the vast amount of degenerative diseases that now plague our industrialized civilizations including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity and diabetes. This shift in dietary habits, according to the World Health Organization, will create a planetary revolution of greenŽ sustainability as well as preserve our environment for future generations. Equally as important, plant based diets are the most compassionate lifestyle for ending the needless su ering and torture of the billions of foodŽ animals we consume yearly. In return for signing a one month pledge in March, participants will receive the following services free of charge: a mentor (providing email, phone and inperson support), nutritional and meal planning classes, weekly recipes and a group grocery tour. Please visit www.meetup. com/endXmeat/ and sign up to Take the Vegan Pledge! These services will be provided in support of the No Meat March extravaganza hosted by the Girls Gone Green. Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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The award, established in 2003, honors a female Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. The winner will be honored on Miss Aggie Day, which will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Old Mandarin Store and Post Of“ ce, located at 12471 Mandarin Road, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Miss Aggie was proprietor and post mistress from 1928 until 1964,Ž said Karen Roumillat, society board member, who heads the award committee. Roumillat is also the great niece of Miss Aggie. She was known for her community spirit and for helping those in need. Many Mandarin residents remember her,Ž she continued. Miss Aggie Day, which was Movie theatres are not just for the movies any more. Live, one night entertainment events are lighting up the silver screens across the country. A part of NCM Media Network, NCM Fathom is marketing a communications and entertainment network that spans more than 1450 cinemas nationwide. During the latter part of 2011, I accidentally came across one of their brief listings for a “ lm presentation by the Royal Shakespeare Company of the Merry Wives of Windsor,Ž performed at the restored Globe Theatre in London. It was My wife is a CPA licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania, so tax advice is available to me 24/7/365 366 this leap year. For those of you without a CPA in the family, the Internal Revenue Service o ers (good golly, Miss Molly) free tax tips (www. irs.gov). This tip, especially for the many Mandarin small businesses, applies to employers who pay at least half of the premiums for employee health insurance coverage.Ž This occurs under a qualifying arrangementŽ which may be eligibleŽ through the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. The credit can enable small businesses to o er health insurance coverage for the “ rst time.Ž It helps those already o ering health insurance to maintain the coverage they have.Ž The credits targets are small “ rms which employ 25 or fulltime equivalent workers earning an average Check out the small business healthcare tax creditBy Contributing Writer Herb Drill$50,000 or less.For tax year 2010, small employers which have already “ led and determine theyre eligible for the credit can “ le an amended 2010 or 2011 tax return. For tax years 20102013, the maximum credit for eligible small employers is 35 percent of premiums paid. On January 1, 2014, the maximum tax credit will be 50 percent of premiums paid by eligible small employers. The credit phases out gradually for “ rms with average wages $25,000 to $50,000 and for “ rms with the equivalent of between 10 and 25 full-time workers. More eligibility data and credit calculating is on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers page of www.IRS.gov. You should always consult your tax advisor regarding any tax credit or tax matter. By the way, news agency Reuters reports a study shows 30 large United States corporations paid no income taxes 2008-2010. Pepco Holdings, a Washington, D.C.-area power company, had the lowest effective tax rate, at negative 57.6 percent, among the 280 Fortune 500 companies studied. The statutory United States corporate income-tax rate is 35 percent and all 280 corporations examined were pro“ table over the period. The average e ective tax rate for the companies 2008 through 2010 was 18.5 percent, said Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, both think tanks. The report listed General Electric Co., Paccar Inc., PG&E Corp., Computer Sciences Corp. and NiSource Inc. among the 30 which paid no taxes. Mandarins Herb Drill is a career journalist (herbert.drill@gmail.com).Mandarin Historical Society seeks nominations for 2012 Miss Aggie Award“ rst held in 2001, is celebrated each year during Womens History Month. Other past winners include: Elizabeth Wolfe, Alice Stanley and Jane Cooksey, community volunteers; Mary Ann Southwell, former member of the Jacksonville City Council and a community leader; Rhonda Reese, Mandarin reporter; Bonnie McNulty and Mary Kaminski, Mandarin Food Bank founders; Roumillat, former president and executive director of the society; and Kate Monson, a former Mandarin teacher. The winner will be selected by the board of directors of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Nomination forms are available in the Mandarin Museum in the Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road. Museum hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please call the museum at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net.EncoreA new way to experience the worlds best in performing arts!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University hard to believe that it was to be shown at one of the major cinema chains and was therefore easily accessible. I was not disappointed! In fact, the acting and production were outstanding and one almost forgot that one was watching it on a cinema screen. I started to keep my eyes open for announcements of other productions, but strangely promotion appears limited. There is a website (www.fathomevents.com), but I found it a little di cult to navigate. I did however manage to see a live performance of opera from La Scala in Milan and the ballet GiselleŽ performed by Bolshoi Ballet at the famed Maryinsky Theatre. The latter was “ lmed live in 3D, which generated some concerns on my part, but it was handled with restraint and taste. How wonderful to see such outstanding performances! So what is coming up in 2012? If you are not able to travel to Europe, you can still attend a live opera performance coming to you from La Scala or the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Similar to the Mets opera series, the European companies are broadcasting live movie performances on the big cinema screen. If you prefer ballet, the Bolshoi, the Paris Opera Ballet and Englands Royal Ballet all have performances coming to a movie theatre near you. These include Le CorsaireŽ performed by the Bolshoi Ballet on March 11 and Romeo and JulietŽ danced by the Royal Ballet on March 22. Yet another organization involved in these live movie presentations is Britains National Theatre. Coming up are productions of Shakespeares Comedy of ErrorsŽ on March 1, and Oliver Goldsmiths She Stoops to ConquerŽ on March 29. Presentations by the Metropolitan Opera include The Enchanted IslandŽ on February 8. These are just a sampling of events scheduled in the next few weeks. And just think„you wont need opera glasses! Every seat in the movies is better than Orchestra seats in the theatre! For additional information, you can call 1-877-59-FATHOM or visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Just as the Joint Commission certi“ es Primary Stroke Centers and other programs, they are now certifying Sepsis programs. Memorial is the “ rst hospital in the country to earn this important designation. In fact, it was based on Memorials program that the Joint Commission created the Disease Speci“ c Certi“ cation for Sepsis. This means Memorial Hospital is taking the lead in preventing and treating a medical condition that kills more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. We believe we will become a model for hospitals around the country,Ž said James B. Wood, Memorial Hospital president and CEO. Sepsis is a serious threat to patients everywhere and we are using every resource at our disposal to prevent it.Ž Sepsis occurs when a serious infection begins to spread throughout the body. Early detection is vital since approximately 40 percent of patients that are determined to have severe Sepsis do not survive. In creating a new certi“ cation for Sepsis, the Joint Commission noted that implementation of Keith Kohl, resident of Ocala, Florida will be detailing the February 1864 Union expedition into Florida and events leading up to the largest battle of the war in the state. Kohl will present the lecture in a period Civil War uniform. He will discuss the Battle of Olustee at the Third Thursday Lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the Mandarin Community Club. The free quarterly 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.On Saturday, March 3 the Mandarin Garden Club will be holding its semiannual $1 Clothing Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse located at 2892 Loretto Road. A wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories will be available for women, men and children, with boutique items being priced slightly higher. The Mandarin Garden Club 65th Anniversary Cookbook, a collection of 500 delectable recipes and cooking hints, will also be available for purchase. These make wonderful gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and many occasions. The garden club will be collecting the following items to Ocala resident to discuss historic Battle of OlusteeKohl, a Living History re-enactor for 28 years, has portrayed numerous impressions covering several periods of Florida history. The American Civil War and especially Floridas role in the con” ict is a keen area of interest to him He has taken part in Living History reenactment events all around the eastern United States and in England. Kohl is an avid writer, often combining his passions for writing and history. Additionally, he has written numerous articles for newspapers, programs and magazines, both in print and in online format on the internet. Kohls recently published book, Floridas Civil War Years, addresses the political and military aspects of the Civil War in Florida as well as the experiences of the civilians remaining at the home front. The work is highlighted by numerous illustrations, including period photographs and drawings, maps and authors photographs. The annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee is held February 17-19 at the Olustee Battle“ eld Historic State Park, in Olustee, Florida. For more information, please contact http:// ” oridastateparks.org/olusteebattle“ eld/events.cfm. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, please contact the society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net. Mandarin Garden Club holds $1 Clothing SaleBy Contributing Writer Yvonne Corbett, Publicity, Mandarin Garden Clubsupport worthy organizations: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club; cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H; and nonperishable unexpired food and toiletry items donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies. For more information about events at the Mandarin Garden Club, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or visit our website at http://home.comcast. net/~harper113.Hospital earns key Sepsis program certi cationprotocols in use by Memorial Hospital would greatly improve the care of patients throughout the United States who have Sepsis. Being at the forefront in recognizing and treating Sepsis demonstrates our dedication to patient safety,Ž Wood said. Led by our Sepsis coordinator, this certi“ cation required teamwork from everyone in the hospital. Our program, emphasizing early detection through sepsis screening, quick treatment and continuous monitoring, will become a model for hospitals everywhere.Ž Memorial Hospital spent more than a year developing this “ rst-in-the-nation Sepsis Program in coordination with Edwards Lifesciences Professional Services of Measurable Outcomes program. With a goal of improving quality and outcomes, while reducing costs, Edwards helped Memorial Hospital learn the process behind the science and also provided guidance to build the infrastructure that would lead to measurable and sustainable success. In the last few months, Memorial Hospital has received several important distinctions. Memorial was the only Hospital in Jacksonville to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. 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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Please check back next month for the continuation.Section. 6.The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place. No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil O ce under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any O ce under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in O ce. Section. 7.All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States;[2] If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law. Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take E ect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill. Section. 8.The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and “ x the Standard of Weights and Measures; To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; To establish Post O ces and post Roads; To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court; To de“ ne and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and O ences against the Law of Nations; To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water; To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years; To provide and maintain a Navy; To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces; To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions; To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the O cers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress; Historic Mandarin Community Club A special place for your special event! 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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 www.jimregister.com The Easter weekend tradition of the Mandarin Art Festival, which has spanned multiple generations, is gearing for another huge event. The longest continually-running festival in northeast Florida, the art festival has hosted tens of thousands of guests and many hundreds of artists from across the country. Dozens of booths under the majestic oaks of Mandarin Road o er art lovers a variety of painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography and more “ ne art and “ ne crafts. Founded and produced by the historic Mandarin Community Club, their board, members and community volunteers all work as a team to bring this event to the community. The Festival includes a Childrens Art Show featuring the work Community service is an important part of the All Star Quilters Guild. In 2011, we were busy with programs, classes, meetings and our participation in QuiltFest, but still found the time for the following community projects: Mandarin Food Bank Four food drives were held and delivered to the Mandarin Food Bank. Meals on Wheels Forty placemats were delivered to the Mandarin Senior Center for their program. Twenty placemats were delivered to the downtown Meals on Wheels and 10 placemats to the Green Cove Springs Meals on Wheels. These placemats were all made by members to give some cheer to recipients of meals on special occasions. Quilts of Valor Twelve quilts made by members of the All Star Quilt Guild and 14 Wisdom warriors cont. from pg. 1SmartSink. The “ nal category was core values. This is where the teams were given a task that had to be completed as a team to see how well they work together. The team members were also asked questions regarding the core values of the Lego League. Coaches Gina Riley (third grade teacher at Loretto) and Phillip Riley (senior at Stanton College Preparatory School) are very proud of their team members. The team did a phenomenal job, especially with this being the “ rst year for the whole team. The Wisdom Warriors would like to thank their sponsors, Beach Diner and J and J Designs for their support. Lorettos Wisdom Warriors44th annual Mandarin Art Festival gears up for successof students from local schools, homemade goodies at a fundraising bake sale, a green market with local foods and handmade goods and a club sponsored ra e with exciting and valuable prizes. Volunteers and sponsors are needed! Be a part of this fun and exciting community event! Volunteers are needed so call the club at 268-1622 to volunteer or to place a business ad in the event program as a sponsor. Information and photos from previous years is available online at www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Free parking is located on Mandarin Road at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church with free shuttles running continually during the show hours of 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The Mandarin Community Club is dedicated to the preservation and beauti“ cation of Mandarin; to providing educational forums for the community; to enhancing the cultural and recreational life of the area; and to maintaining the clubs historic properties. All Star Quilters Guild happy to serve communityBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, Publicity Chairman, All Star Quilters Guild quilts made by the church group of Judy Stokes were taken to the VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. We are continuing to “ nish more quilts for the Quilts of Valor program. daniel, Inc. Foster Home … Thirty-eight quilts and pillowcases were made for the children in foster care. The members also made and delivered Christmas stockings for the children. Safe Harbor Boys Home … A donation of $1000 was made in 2011. Several new quilts were made in 2011 for boys new to the Safe Harbor program. Under the direction of Sharon Moran, community service chairperson, the All Star Quilters Guild was very generous of time and e orts. For 2012, we will continue to serve the above programs. The All Star Quilters Guild meets the third Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. We also meet on every Monday of the month for classes, sit and sews or community service work. Visit us soon as we look forward to serving our community. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild.(800) 222.1222 Florida Poison Information Center Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Presidents’ Day February 20, 2012

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Mardi Gras Day or Fat Tuesday. This year the date is February 21, the last day of feasting before Lenten fasting. If you visit Lake Charles, make sure to stop by the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu. Six rooms are “ lled with spectacular sequins and feather costumes (the largest display in the world), animated characters and video displays which help explain the annual event. If youve never experienced Mardi Gras, Lake Charles is likely the best place to begin. If you go: www.VisitLakeCharles.org Taking Great Pride in Satisfying My CustomersŽI truly enjoy meeting people everyday and helping them on their homes, land and investment properties.Ž Orange Pickers property Orange Picker is on 3.86 acres of high and dry land. Brady Road property Brady property is on 1.9 acres. LOOKING FOR LAND, NEW CONSTUCTION OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY....ŽNOW IS TIME TO BUYŽ...CALL ME TODAY! 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Lake Charles, in southwest Louisiana, proudly hosts the second largest Mardi Gras festival after New Orleans. The city presents a bounty of activities in a family-friendly manner„no Bourbon Street frolicking here. But, make no mistake: Lake Charles celebrates with full strength enthusiasm„President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is a program for students in grades nine through 12 which provides a $10,000 award to the national “ rst-place winner. It is an opportunity to win prizes locally as well as on the state and national level. The deadline to submit entry to Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 is March 1, 2012. VFW Lake Charles, Louisiana: Home to the second largest Mardi GrasBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comglittering balls, huge ” oats, parades sponsored by krewes (social clubs who foot the expense) and costumed riders who throw beads and other trinkets to parade watchers. Many of the residents in the Lake Charles area are Cajuns, descendents of the Frenchspeaking Catholic Acadians of Eastern Canada. During the mid-1700s, the Acadians refused to swear allegiance to the British crown and were deported. The king of Spain o ered them land grants in what was then the Louisiana Territory. Sadly, most of the land o ered was alligator-“ lled swamps and barren prairies. But the folks thrived and became known as Cajuns, the shortened form of ArcadianŽ accented with a southern drawl… Cajun.Ž Many Louisiana foods have French roots and foreign sounding names such as po boys, tou e, mu alata, gumbo, andouille sausage, cracklins and boudin. You can follow the Boudin Trail in the Lake Charles area to taste the specialty„a mixture of sausage and rice enclosed in natural casing. Boudin is usually made in Mom and Pop type shops using a secret family recipe. The spicy snack can be a bit messy and a little awkward, but a lot delicious. I recently had the opportunity to visit and meet Paula Stevens, owner of Delicious Donuts and Bakery in Lake Charles. The bakery specializes in Carnival king cakes, making over 5,000 each Mardi Gras season. So whats a King Cake? A dessert made from sweet dough twisted into a circular shape and decorated with icing and purple, green and gold sugar crystals. King Cake resembles co ee cake more than layer cake. Traditionally King Cakes are served on January 6 to mark the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Twelfth NightŽ (12 days after Christmas or Kings Day, when the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem). A plastic baby representing the Christ child is hiddenŽ in every confection and if you happen to “ nd it in your slice, you are responsible for providing the next King Cake for a party. So, once Carnival festivities begin, they continue until peaking on Young American Patriotic Art Contest announcedPost winners advance to Department of Florida Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars. Department of Florida winners are submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary National. Interested students may visit the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars website at www. ladiesauxvfw.org and download the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest form. Questions regarding the program my be directed to Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville at 743-6767 or for more information, visit www.ladiesauxvfw.org. 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Unfortunately, many people feel like they have to either be in a relationship or a little kid anxious to get a box of Sweet Hearts in order to feel the love. Lets be honest, cupid tends to neglect those who dont have dates for this mushy (some might say clich) celebration. So, whats a single boy or girl to do on Valentines Day? Well, you could stay home and eat pizza topped with onions and garlic as if you dont care how bad your breath smells or you could go do something fun. Youd be surprised at the number of possibilities; besides, youll probably have more fun with a buddy than you would with a date anyway (and the fun Sweet Lips, Tennessee; Burns Down, South Carolina; Lame Deer, Montana; Oatmeal, Texas: the names of some of these communities may sound silly, wacky or perhaps even Youth SceneAll you need is loveBy Megan Crawfordgoes on way past February 14!) Chances are, when the Beatles sang All you need is love,Ž they were thinking about brotherly love, not romance. Beatles fanatics who saw RAIN (the Beatles tribute concert) on November 16 got to hear this song and many others live; unfortunately, not everyone was able to experience this performance. However, its not too late to buy tickets for other shows coming to Jacksonville. On February 16, only two days after Valentines Day, Monty Pythons Spamalot will be bringing laughs to the Moran Theatre. This musical comedy about King Arthur and his knights won a Tony award for Best Musical in 2005 and has been called a no-holdsbarreled smash hitŽ by The New Yorker. Without a doubt, if you want to see a slapstick show full of singing and dancing thats not meant to be taken seriously, then Spamalot is the comedy for you. Not into that kind of humor or interested in seeing something a bit more artistic? Then you need to be at the Times Union Center on February 28 to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. These dancers have been knocking the socks o of audiences since 1958 and, according to their website, have performed for an estimated 23 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents„as well as millions more through television broadcasts.Ž In their show, you will see this immensely talented group amaze the crowd with their beautiful movements, and make the stage come to life. Once you see the magic of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, it will inspire you to express yourself. As Alvin Ailey himself once said: I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.Ž Hopefully, now you see that February isnt a month to dread. From seeing a live show with your family, to watching a movie with a friend, the good times will always be there. Regardless of what your plans are, always remember this: youre an independent young adult whos got more important things to worry about then having a date for Valentines Day.Youth Arts updateAlmost, Maine details struggles and loveBy Danielle Wirsanskyfabricated. But theyre all actual places that for one reason or another have been given some rather unusual names. The next production to be put on by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) is called Almost, Maine a story of struggle and love. As one of the characters in the “ rst of the plays eight vignettes says, Youre in unorganized territory. Township 13, Range 7. Its not gonna be on your map, cause its not an actual town, technically. . See, to be a town, you gotta get organized. And we never got around to getting organized, so. . were just Almost.Ž Says Sarah Thornton, who plays the character of Marvalyn, Everyone constantly walks between the line of two emotions: hope and regret. Almost, Maine takes place in the perfect (though imaginary) location because while it is nowhere in particular; Almost, Maine is also everywhere...Ž Rather than following a traditional story line, there are eight short scenes, each no more than 15 minutes long, plus a prologue, an interlogueŽ and an epilogue„which are even briefer than the vignettes. Each vignette features only two characters, none of whom ever appears again in any of the other scenes. In 11 short scenes we are introduced to 19 characters, with each of whom we spend only a few minutes. The reason we never see the same character appearing more than once is that all these vignettes are taking place at the same time in the small town: Everything takes place at nine oclock on a Friday night in the middle of winter.Ž This way, though every scene is about love, the audience is able to see it at all angles. Olivia Chernyshev, who plays both Marci and Villian, says This show is probably the most honest play Ive ever read. Although “ ctional, Almost, Maine really portrays everyday life situations with clarity and [truth]. It captures the audience in a much more heartfelt way...Ž The show takes place February 1 through 4 and February 7 and 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in DAs black box theatre. The dramatist sums up his view of the characters in his play in a note he provides for actors performing the work: And “ nally„and most important„the people of Almost, Maine are honest and true. They are not cynical. They are smart. They wonder about things.Ž Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: January 31 Full: February 7 Last Quarter: February 14 New: February 21 Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It. JA@rtpublishinginc.com

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Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care 731-4002License #9109M–F 7am–6pmwww.almosthomedaybreak.com 3604 Cardinal Point Drive Jacksonville, FL 32257-5581 Did you hear about Jimmy Kimmels social experiment, the Bad Christmas Present? Parents around the country gave their children one gift early, a gag gift, then recorded their reactions. You can imagine what ensued. I saw some trying to be grateful; one young girl played with her squishy banana like play-doh and another clip showed a brother o ering to eat the already nibbled sandwich a younger sister received. Then there were the uglies. Hitting, crying and yelling I hate you!Ž after opening a tacky shirt, coloring book for a girl or a can of beans. Well, what did you expect? What did we expect? A gift should bring happiness to both parties. Of course a nine year old boy wouldnt want a Hello Kitty shirt, but cant he take a joke or bless someone else with it? The girls who got boyŽ coloring books had a brother; I expected them to laugh and switch books! Every January, my column focuses on saying thanks. Ive covered how to write a proper thank-you note and creative ones also (these articles are available on the website). But what about the basics... what about being thankful in the “ rst place? Reality check: there are millions of children who would be grateful for any long-sleeved shirt in winter or an additional meal one day, whether its a PB and J or can of food. Does our abundance and desire to bless our children necessarily result in the arrogance and sel“ shness the Bad Gift Project exposed? No! Most of us try to instill kindness in our children. We havent forgotten the adage, To whom much is given, much is required.Ž -Luke 12:48 This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Tower Heist, an action-comedy “ lm for adults and teens. What can lead ordinary men to robbery? Managing a residential apartment in New York City, Josh Kovacs, portrayed by Ben Stiller, soon “ nds out. Josh Kovacs manages this apartment and manages the other employees and he often befriends and trusts many of the tenants. Arthur Shaw, played by Alan Alda, is one such tenant„ a “ nancier, entrusted with the employees retirement funds. The FBI shortly arrest Mr. Shaw Purposeful ParentingBe grateful!By Allie OlsenHeres a story for you. Mom was very frugal. She repurposed things long before it was the cool thing to do. We shopped little and carefully and were generous within our means. Her mom did the same and they instilled gratefulness and generosity in my sister and me. One summer, my sister and I visited family in South Florida. After breakfast, they insisted we drink the milk from our cereal bowls because there are starving children in Somalia who would love to have that milk.Ž The forced milk drink left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). There are good ways to teach thankfulness and care for others and there are bad ways. Here are some gentle ways to teach gratitude to your children: 1. Play the kind words game. If your child receives a gift of something less desirable, like socks or another baby doll, ask them to write “ ve kind words about it in big letters on a card. Add Thank You. Whaala! A quick and sincere, thank you card. 2. Pass it on. It is more blessed to give than to receive.Ž Can you help your child think of someone who would love the gift? It would be better to share with love than to keep clutter just because it was a gift. ConfessionI tried it. I gave my kids a bag with six lemons, one for each. I recorded their responses for laughs: www. gracefullmom.com. Lets teach our children not to be sourpusses, but to make lemonade. The River City Womens Club held their Christmas luncheon at the San Jose Country Club on December 14. It was also another event for charity fundraising. President Elizabeth (Liz) Roch and fundraising chairman Hilda Bryson are shown in front of some of the gift prizes for the raf” e. The club will soon be choosing the local charities that will be the recipients of the monies raised during the past year. Movie ReviewTower HeistDirected by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Af eck. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But, Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) for fraud and Josh “ nds out the money is gone. With the savings gone, one friend and employee attempts suicide and others lose their job; anger fuels him to seek out and confront Mr. Shaw. There seems to be no recourse and no hope of recovering the money and Joshs temper gets him “ red. Thus, a plan is hatched. Josh, Charlie, performed by Casey A eck and other employees decide to get the money back on their terms, but they need some help. Help and comedy comes in the form of Slide, represented by Eddie Murphy, a local street character that Josh has run into on occasion. The action begins from here as they scheme and concoct plans to get their money back. Staying under the radar of the local FBI presents its own challenges and roadblocks to their plans, but the plan does somehow come to completion. This “ lm has a cast of actors that have done tremendous work in the past and they deliver in this “ lm, yet they seem to have been held back by the script or director. The laughs are there but few and the action, though entertaining, has also been limited. With this group of talented players, more was expected in the delivery. Alan Alda was urbane and witty, while Eddie Murphy was quiet in his comedy and Ben Stiller was really just Ben Stiller in another job. These “ ne actors were some how not allowed to show their usual genius in what could have been a much better “ lm. This action comedy, though enjoyable, needed more of both.option! Somewhere in between, cheerleaders have several two to three hour long practices and workouts required to perform a complex set of technical skills. In addition, there are appearances, pep rallies, cheering for several sports and the local events to add to an already busy collegiate schedule. As cheerleaders, DeAngelo and Froeba represent the Florida Gators and people recognize them on campus, in the community and out at night. They always have to present Cheerleaders cont. from pg. 1 Need Customers? 886-4919

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Please contact the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information. The Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale will perform a free concert on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road. A freewill o ering will be taken and a reception will follow. This concert is sponsored by the On the Riverbank Fine Arts Series. The Chorale will perform Handels Zadok the Priest Coronation Anthem, Brittens Festival Te Deum and the Gloria by Francis Poulenc. The Gloria was premiered in 1961 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Pro Musica Chorus and is considered a new masterworkŽ of the 20th century. For more information please visit www.jmcsings.org. If you ask children what they like most about the Jewish holiday of Purim theyll most likely answer, wearing a costume and parading in the synagogue. Since no traditional Purim costume is complete without a mask, crown, tiara and/or grogger (noisemaker), the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville has planned a program for children aged “ ve through 12 where each child can design and create one of these items on Sunday, February 26 at Reddi-Arts, located at 1037 Hendricks Avenue. Two sessions will be held: 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and each session is limited to 12 children. The cost is $10 for the “ rst child and $5 for each additional child in the same household. The fee includes instruction by local artists and all supplies. You may pay online at www.jewishjacksonville. org or send a check to: Shalom Jacksonville, Jewish Federation, 8505 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32217. Please list names and ages of all participants and designate preferred session. For additional information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Hear JuCoby, CEO/President of Clara White Mission, present Tap for Building Lives on the Rock of God-as a mother, wife and community advocateŽ at a Mandarin United Methodist Women meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. JuCoby is a dedicated advocate for equality in developing and implementing programs for the homeless, veterans, ex-o enders, youth and low-income in our community. She was recognized on the Today ShowŽ by Al Roker for success in empowering, sustaining and rebuilding lives. Please call 268-5549 to reserve a seat. Timothy Tuller, organist and choir master, will conduct the St. Johns Cathedral Choir in an Evensong for the “ rst Sunday in Lent on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Music includes Libera meŽ by Bruckner, KyrieŽ from Mass in G Minor by Vaughan Willams, Miserere MeiŽ by Byrd, O Vos OmnesŽ by Casals and Save us, O LordŽ by Bairstow. The service music includes the Magni“ cat and Nunc Dimittis Aston and Preces and Responses by Barnard. The program is open to all, with a nursery available. For additional information, please call 356-5507.Two national experts on autism will speak in Jacksonville at the fourth annual Autism Symposium: Current Medical Evidence and Interventions Regarding Autism, presented by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, UF/ Jacksonville and Nemours Childrens Clinic. The public is invited to attend the symposium, set for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the University Center at the University of North Florida. The symposium will address medical evidence about the causes of autism as well as strategies in treating children with the disorder. Guest lecturers are: € Ami Klin, PhD, a professor and chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and director, Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. He is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at Emory University. Dr. Klin is an internationally known psychologist and researcher. He is the former director of the Yale Child Study Center, Autism Program at Yale University School of Medicine.Autism Symposium features national expertsInvitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com € Celine A. Saulnier, an assistant professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine, and clinical director of research, Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Saulnier, is a former associate research scientist, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors are encouraged to attend. Lunch is included in the $45 registration fee. 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To ensure that this great natural resource is protected for generations to come, we must build New St. Johns Riverkeeper announcedon St. Johns Riverkeepers past accomplishments and continue our campaign for a clean and healthy river,Ž said Rinaman. For years, my passion has been working to identify opportunities to advance legislative and policy initiatives that protect the environment and our waterways. I am honored to once again have the chance to combine my advocation with my vocation for the betterment of the St. Johns River.Ž As a former senior-sta member for Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Rinaman has extensive experience building consensus around issues and was instrumental in implementing numerous initiatives and policies that directly improved the environment. Locally, her e orts included leading the creation and implementation of irrigation, fertilizer and Florida Friendly landscaping ordinances to better protect the St. Johns and local waterways. She also played instrumental roles in helping secure state funding for water quality improvements, organizing the citys highly successful Manatee Protection Plan, and pushing for programs to ful“ ll the citys commitment in the River Accord. For the past two years, Rinaman has also served as a member of the St. Johns Riverkeeper Water Policy Group (WPG), a group that advocates for water conservation and reuse and policies that are more protective of our water resources. She has provided critical expertise, helping the WPG to formulate its priorities and develop and implement e ective strategies. For years, Lisa has served as a tremendous advocate for the river in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Under Lisas leadership, our community can be con“ dent that their voices will be heard and the interests of the river will be well-served when these issues are on the table,Ž said Armingeon. We are fortunate that someone with Lisas relationships, talents, integrity and commitment will be representing our organization and our mission to publicly address and resolve the issues that are impacting the health of our river,Ž said Jimmy Orth, Executive Director. Shes tough-minded yet tactful, passionate yet pragmatic, and has outstanding communication skills, experience, and a successful track record of getting things done.Ž The St. Johns Riverkeeper organization is a 501(c)(3) nonpro“ t that works on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. More information is available at the organizations web site, www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org. 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From the Coast Guards Recreational Boating Statistics for 2010, the analysis of factors contributing to boating accidents determined that: € Almost three-fourths of all fatal boating accident victims drowned and of those, 88 percent were not reported as wearing a life jacket. € Only 9 percent of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction. € Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol rank as the top “ ve primary contributing factors Did you know the St. Johns River is Floridas longest river and one of just a handful of rivers worldwide that ” ow north? Did you know the St. Johns River is 310 miles long and the drop in elevation from its origin to its mouth is just 30 feet? That is less than an inch per mile. Did you know the St. Johns ” ows at a speed of 1/3 mile per hour making it a lazy river?Ž Did you know the St. Johns River is known as a blackwater stream because of its tea or co ee colored water which is caused by the leaching of tannins from decaying leaves in its watershed? The St. Johns River is a fascinating body of water, rich in a 10,000 year history. Although many people think of the St. Johns as a North Florida river, it actually originates in the St. Johns Marsh just west of Vero Beach in South Florida. It is primarily fed by rainfall but receives a signi“ cant amount of its water from the Florida Aquifer. Early Spanish explorers “ rst named the St. Johns Rio de CorrientesŽ which means River of Currents. Later on in 1562 when the French established an outpost called Ft. Caroline, they named the river River de Mai,Ž which meant River of May. In 1565 the Spanish renamed the Northeast Florida Conservatory recently received grants totaling $40,000, including $20,000 from an anonymous donor and $20,000 from Spanx Inc. founder Sara Blakely. Blakely has donated the funds in memory of Laura Pooley, the daughter of Conservatory founder Richard Dickson and his wife, Janet. Blakely recently appeared in The New Yorker and Forbes magazines and has appeared on Oprahs show among others. Everyone talks about Spanx! The Conservatory has a planned project called Lauras Friends, whose purpose is to United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateImproving your oddsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 in accidents. € Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 19 percent of the deaths. From that information, the preparation to being as safe as you and your passengers can be on the water clearly includes three simple actions … everyone wears a life jacket while the operator doesnt drink alcohol and has taken a boating safety course. Even the factors of inattention, lookout and speed would be improved by having received instruction. And the best route for that instruction is through contact with experienced instructors who provide the right emphasis and immediate feedback to questions. The Auxiliary provides that opportunity through its most popular course, About Boating Safely. Especially important for boat operators aged 24 or younger, Florida law requires boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988 to pass an approved boating safety course and carry the resulting Florida Boating Safety Education Identi“ cation Card along with a picture ID. For 2012, Flotilla 14-8 will present the one day course in the Mandarin area on Saturdays including February 11, March 3, April 14, May 12, June 23, July 14, August 11, September 15, October 13 and November 10. The convenient location is the Stellar Building, located at 2900 Hartley Road, just o San Jose Boulevard on the north side of Interstate 295. The class will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. A fee of $25 is charged for each student and just $5 more for the second member of a family. Please call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci“ cs, to register or to “ nd out when and where similar courses are o ered in the Jacksonville area. Captain Davids Fishing ReportSt. Johns River is fascinating body of waterBy Captain David Lifkariver Rio de San JuanŽ or St. Johns River. The St. Johns River played an active role during the Civil War with the sinking of more than 12 ships in 1864. Among those sunken ships was the Maple Leaf which was sunk just o Mandarin Point by a Confederate mine. The St. Johns is host and home to many hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Over 183 species of “ sh share the river from its beginning to its end. Many of those di erent species are available right here for our angling pleasure throughout the year. There are many ways the St. Johns has and continues to in” uence all that surrounds it. Commercially, recreationally, economically and environmentally are just some of the e ects it has on us here, but its greatest e ect on us is its daily presence providing us with so many di erent ways to use, admire and appreciate Floridas longest river. Fishing Report: Until weather worsens, you can still take a chance on a red“ sh or two on the end of docks. Pretty days will be good for a bream bite. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Music School receives grants provide opportunities to children/schools/organizations where music is absent or limited and children are deprived or disenfranchised and have no access to music education and performance. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is now beginning its second year as a non-pro“ t community school of the arts and member of National Guild for Community Arts Education and New Horizons Music International Association. The distinguished faculty consists of Jacksonville Symphony players and college music instructors. Whether out on Sundays or looking for a way to enjoy a Sunday outing, come on over to the corner of Brady and Mandarin Roads to stroll through the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Local produce, honey, homemade foods, handmade crafts and community interest booths all await you! The Visit the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on rst and third Sundays!By Contributing Writer Susie ScottOlde Mandarin Corner (OMCM) even o ers a book swapƒbring one, take one! Inspired by the Riverside Arts Market, OMCM will continue to operate after the December end to the Riverside venue to provide Mandarin with access to a di erent way to shop locally. Free and open to the public, there is plenty of free parking on the grounds of the historic Mandarin Community Club where you can enjoy the outdoors while shopping in the booths located under the giant oaks. Scheduled upcoming OMCM spring dates are February 5 and 19 and March 4. Event days are subject to change due to weather. Please visit www.oldemandarincornermarket.com or check it out on Facebook!

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The workshop is open to members and non-members alike, including experienced and beginners, young (with a parent) and old. We will be working on Kingsville boxwoods Buxus microphylla. The fee is $30, which in-The Mandarin boys basketball team is slowly building up to their post season. Losing just four seniors from the previous year, the Mustangs hope to make it further in the playo s and surpass their record of 1412 from last year. Kameron Mitchell, point guard for the Mustangs, leads the team along with the four other seniors: Thomas Ginn, Robby Murray, Christian Colon and Imran Alnahdy. Mitchell has put up some impressive stats averaging 23.4 points per game. His e orts are aided by wings Alnahdy and Ginn as well as junior Myers Kampfe. All of the boys work hard to prepare themselves for their next game and are extremely dedicated. When asked about his players, Coach Terry McCarter replied, I have great kids that work hard.Ž During practice the team works on fundamentals, a vital part of the game. Coach McCarter, aided by Coach Thaddeus Boggs, scatters several drills National Signing Day on February 1: Dozens of local high school athletes will be making their college choices o cial on Wednesday, February 1. Each year, the “ rst Wednesday in February is known as National Signing Day. Its the “ rst day that the NCAA allows high school football players to sign letters of intent to the colleges of their choice. Most top recruits in the area have already decided where they will be playing college football. The verbal commitments that these young men have made to the programs of their choice are non-binding until they sign an o cial letter of intent on February 1. Bolles o ensive tackle John Theus is the top-rated prospect in the area according to several recruiting websites. He has been verbally committed to the University of Georgia since this past summer. First Coast High School wide receiver Chris Black will sign with the University of Alabama while quarterback Nathan Peterman graduated from Bartram Trail High School in December in order to enroll early at the University of Tennessee. College Basketball heats up in February: As March Madness approaches, the college basketball games on the schedule during the month of February will determine which teams could be contenders in the NCAA Tournament. The University of Florida lost in overtime to Butler in the Elite Eight last year. This year, the Gators hope to make the Final Four for the “ fth time in school history. On Tuesday, February 7, the Gators will visit Kentucky, one of the top teams in the country. Then on Saturday, Rotary Club of Mandarins Laugh for Charity Event Dont miss the event of the year, hosted by the Rotary Club of Mandarin 100% of the ticket proceeds will benet the Mandarin Williams YMCA & the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech.Thursday, March 22, 2012 The Comedy Zone Ramada Conference Center 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Hors d’ Oeuvres & Silent Auction 7:30 p.m. Comedy Show Live Auction Tickets $50 each. Send order with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Mandarin Mail checks to: Jolly Zingaro, PO Box 23376, Jax., FL 32241 Phone: 904.282.1945 Email: JollyZing@AOL.com Title Sponsors MHS Sports Round UpBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthroughout the practice as well. We work on game situations and shooting which is our strongest asset,Ž remarked Coach McCarter. Throughout practice, the Mustangs work on defense, ball control and other aspects of the game including game situations to better them and hopefully ready them for victory. The team has been putting forth much e ort in practice to reward them in their games and excite the crowd that gathers to watch them work their magic. The Sixth Man Club regularly attends to encourage their fellow Mustangs with their witty cheers and roaring support. Atlantic Coast, a big rival of Mandarin, pulled out a victory over the Mustangs in their “ rst game on December 12 towards the beginning of their season. The nail biter left Mandarin short of the one point needed to tie the game up. But Mandarin improved through the course of their season and rallied back to beat the Stingrays by 12 points in their second match-up against each other on January 6. This promising game shows the boys potential as they push to better themselves and prepare for post season. Now, with their season wrapping up, the Mustangs are pulling to move up in their district play after having lost by one point to Flagler Palm Coast back in November as well as losing to Sandalwood by more than 10 points. The boys will play away at Bishop Kenny on February 3 and the District Tournament will be held at Mandarin High School on February 10.Bonsai workshop at Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Joseph Stumpfcludes the six hours of instruction, tree, pot, soil, wire and use of tools (no need to buy tools or supplies). Just bring yourself and enjoy the art and horticulture of bonsai. Please contact Joseph Stumpf at 309-0887 or Josh Brown at (309) 838-0259 for more information.Local Sports SceneBy Chad Cushnir February 11, UF has the chance to avenge a loss from earlier in the season when Tennessee travels to Gainesville. The game after that will be on Valentines Day in Tuscaloosa against an Alabama team that began the season ranked in the Top 25. This three-game stretch should tell us a lot about Floridas chances to make some noise in March. The biggest challenge on Florida States schedule this month will come on Thursday, February 23 when Duke visits Tallahassee. On Friday, February 24, UNF will visit JU for the regular season “ nale for both teams. This game will be played at Veterans Memorial Arena. For the Ospreys, it should be a tune up for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. The Dolphins have struggled this season, therefore they will not qualify for the conference tournament. Quick Hits: The college baseball season begins on Friday, February 17. Florida, FSU, UNF and JU will all begin their seasons that day. The Gators appear to have a strong team returning. Last season, they were the national runners-up after losing to South Carolina in the “ nals of the College World Series. The NASCAR season will rev up this month in Daytona culminating with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 26. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Congratulations Pat Crossen for being the #1 Sales Associate in the Watson Realty 17 consecutive years! “It has been my pleasure to have served this community for over 33 years as a real estate consultant! I want to thank all of my loyal clients, friends & family for making it possible. I look forward to serving you for many more years! Keep on “Crossen” the bridge to your dream home!” Sincerely, Pat 635-1399 Home Improvement GuideWhether it needs repairing, replacing, painting, or whatever, you’ll find the right person for the job!March & April issues of Mandarin NewsLine On December 10, 2011, KTiger TaeKwonDo school competed in the 2011 Florida State Team Trial Championship in Tampa, Florida and won handsomely. The medals spanned the entire range of events from forms and sparring to breaking and demos. All told, the school came home with 24 gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals. Mentored by Master Kim, who has a lot of experience in Olympic-style sparring and Mr. Ahn coaching on the sidelines during the tournament, KTiger students consistently rose to a level of sparring excellence and now have the medals to prove it. The demo team won a beautiful trophy. Their techniques were more traditional and disciplined; consequently, they had colored belts that competed easily against other demo teams consisting of black belts. Lawns are pretty much dormant right now, but the grass will be growing again soon. This year, how would you like some free fertilizer for your lawn? Of course you would. If whoever mows your lawn bags the grass clippings when the lawn is mowed, they are throwing away some good lawn fertilizer. Lose the bags and leave the clippings were they fall. Each bag of clippings you throw away can contain up to one quarter of a pound of organic nitrogen. Think about this: what could be better for feeding the grass than grass itself? So Im hearing some of you saying the clippings clump up and are unattractive. But they wont clump up if the grass is dry, which it should be. Mowing wet grass would produce clumps, but mowing wet grass is not recommended and should be avoided. TaeKwonDo school earns medals at recent tournamentBy Contributing Writer Ralph BrownDanny Kim competed against six other black belts and won the gold in forms. He was only promoted six months ago, but he did better than the other, more experienced black belts, due to KTigers high standards and more modernized teaching of the forms. All KTiger students are united and the families are very supportive of the dedication involved. Students and their families work as a team that promotes hard work and discipline, yet fun.Free fertilizer for your lawn By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Clippings may also form clumps if you let the grass get too tall before mowing, so dont do that. Mow most St. Augustine grasses when the grass is about four inches high, cutting it back to three inches and you shouldnt have any clumping. You really shouldnt even see the little one-inch clips. What about thatch, that thick layer of spongy matter? Isnt that caused by layers of grass clippings? The answer is absolutely not. Thatch is a spongy layer of dead and living shoots, stems and roots that build up over time. Thatch occurs primarily because of too much fertilizer, especially nitrogen, plus improper mowing and over watering. Lawn clippings do not contribute to thatch. From a purely environmental point of view, keeping your clippings on the grass also keeps them out of the land“ lls, already overburdened in Florida. I recently saw a statistic claiming up to 20 percent of total municipal waste was our yard waste. There are a couple of times when you should consider bagging lawn clippings. If you have mature weeds in the lawn and they are producing seed heads it is best to haul them away with the trash and keep them o the lawn. Also remove the clippings if you are dealing with a lawn disease to avoid spreading it. Okay, so heres a summary. Grass clippings are a valuable resource. They are free organic fertilizer. Leaving them on the lawn recycles nutrients. It reduces the time and money spent on lawn care because you need way less fertilizer and dont have bags of trimmings to deal with. A lot of lawns get by on just the clippings. We give our lawn a small fertilization a year and let the clippings do the rest. If mowed properly, clippings should not clump. If you do see clumps just spread them around. Check your mower blades and if they are dull, see that they get sharpened. Mow when the lawn is dry and never let the grass get taller than four inches. Dont over-fertilize or water to excess. Such poor lawn practices lead to thatch and increased disease, insects and weeds. Save money, help the environment and take the easy way out. Let the clippings fall where they may. Free PapersWorking For You Will the Internet kill your free community paper? Did instant co ee kill co ee?New technologies change many things. But not everything. You may tweet, blog, surf, shop, or search online but you continue to read your free community paper. You just proved it. Readership of free community papers is now higher than paid daily papers, and continues to grow. Rather than being replaced by instantŽ media, your local free community paper has become an important part of our neighborhood. e reason, which sometimes is not heard because of all the noise about the Internet, is pretty obvious: your free community paper does what the Internet doesnt. We promote connections at a local level. Free papers join readers and advertisers in ways digital media doesnt. In fact, the local content and power of your free paper makes advertising even more e ective. We are the number one medium for driving purchases. ats important in every product category. Including co ee. 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Mularkey is the fourth head coach in Jaguars history, including Mel Tucker who served as interim head coach for the “ nal “ ve games of the 2011 season. A veteran of 27 years in the NFL, Mularkey played nine seasons as a tight end for the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ft. Lauderdale, Florida native attended the University of Florida, where he played tight end before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1983. Mularkey, 50, spent the past four seasons (2008-11) as o ensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, a team that advanced to the postseason in three of Jaguars UpdateMeet Mike Mularkey, Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguarsthose four seasons. The Falcons produced a 43-21 mark in Mularkeys tenure, the “ fth-best record in the NFL. Over the four seasons the Falcons o ense ranked ninth in total yards (354.8 per game) in the NFL, seventh in points (24.5), eighth in rushing yards (125.7), third in fewest turnovers (84), fourth in fewest sacks allowed (93) and sixth in third down conversions (44.2). The Falcons produced the top two single-season totals in team history for yards per game during Mularkeys tenure (2008, 2011). In 2010, Mularkey was named Coordinator of the YearŽ by The Sporting News. That season the Falcons set a franchise record for “ rst downs (353) and scored the third-most points (414, 25.8 avg.) in team history. Mularkey served as head coach of the Bu alo Bills from 2004-05, leading the club to a 14-18 overall record. In his “ rst season he directed the Bills to their “ rst winning season in “ ve years with a 9-7 record as the club tallied wins in nine of its “ nal 12 games. The 2004 campaign is the last time the Bills have posted a winning record. From 1996-2003, Mularkey spent eight seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching sta under head coach Bill Cowher, including the last three years as o ensive coordinator. Under Mularkeys direction as coordinator, the Steelers “ nished third and “ fth, respectively, in the NFL in total o ense in his “ rst two years. The Steelers led the NFL in rushing in 2001 with a 173.4-yard average per game, “ nishing that campaign with a 13-3 record and an AFC Central Division title while advancing to the AFC Championship game. In 2001 Mularkey tutored quarterback Kordell Stewart, who threw for 3,109 yards and was voted to the Pro Bowl.Mularkey entered the NFL coaching ranks in 1994 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as quality control coach before he was promoted to tight ends coach the following season. Drafted in the ninth round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1983, Mularkey played nine seasons in the NFL. He was released by the 49ers at the end of his “ rst training camp and was signed by Minnesota. He spent the next six seasons with the Vikings before being signed as a Plan B free agent in 1989 by the Steelers, where he played for three seasons. Mularkey concluded his career with 102 receptions for 1,222 yards and nine touchdowns in 114 games played. Ernie1 year old Labrador Retriever mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Jacksonville Humane SocietyThis handsome fellow is named Ernie. He is a 1-year old Labrador Retriever mix who has been at JHS since August 2011. Ernie is a very smart boy who loves to play catch, knows how to sit and stay and gets along well with other dogs. At the end of the day he would love to curl up and snuggle with you. Won’t you please come in and give Ernie a home today!? A graduate of Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mularkey played quarterback and earned a scholarship to the University of Florida. He was a three-year letterman at tight end for the Gators from 1979-82. He and his wife, Betsy, have two sons, Patrick, a scouting assistant with the Jaguars and Shane, a student at the University of North Carolina. Thanks f or reading... Mandarin News L ine! On Friday, January 6, 2012, a special assembly was held in St. Johns Country Day Schools Performing Arts Center to honor 10 students selected for membership in the Cum Laude Society. Newly inducted members include seniors Pilar Brito, Austin Engelbrecht, Lane Poquette and William Stokes and juniors David Karnani, Allison Killea, Caroline Robbins, Niko Stroh, Natalie Torres, and Natalie Shaykh. Now and then, the Cum Laude Society welcomes into its membership a St. Johns teacher whose admirable contributions to the schools academic program and whose devotion to teaching warrant his or her 53rd Cum Laude Society induction held induction into this exclusive society. This year the Society is honored to induct new headmaster Edward M. Ellison. The Cum Laude Society is a national organization whose purpose is to accord recognition for outstanding scholastic achievement. The “ rst chapter was established in 1906 at the Tome School in Port Deposit, Maryland by Dr. Abram W. Harris. Dr. Harris envisioned a Society, modeled after the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest and most respected college honors organization in the United States. One hundred and “ ve years later the Cum Laude Society includes 344 chapters nation-wide.

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The Wisdom Warriors were the youngest team at this tournament, as fourth and fth graders battling against teams composed of middle school children. They were also the team that traveled the farthest, driving two hours to reach the tournament nearest Stephen DeAngelo, a graduate of Mandarin High School and Gabbi Froeba, a Bartram Trail High School graduate, were delighted to represent their corner of the community and participate in the game and all the activities surrounding Jacksonvilles Gator Bowl this past January 2. We are always excited to cheer for the University of Florida Gators and our amazing fans, but in our own backyard coming home to Jacksonville made this Gator Bowl even more special! exclaimed Froeba Over the last decade, cheerleading has grown into a widely recognized and respected athletic activity, one that requires a great deal of strength and determination. Both DeAngelo and Froeba During 2011, Tessa Dahlke (pronounced Doll-key) of Mandarin walked over 1,000 miles to raise funds for her favorite charity. She has already begun walking to reach a second 1,000 miles during 2012. If your commute takes you along Julington Creek Road between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., youve likely seen her since she rarely misses a day. Dahlke began her walk in early 2011 to raise funds for the Sua Sponte Foundation and also in an e ort to reach some inner peace. She raised over $6,400 for the foundation which supports United States Army Rangers who are injured and the families of those who are killed in action with insu cient resources to get them past the crisis. This cause is very near and dear to Dahlke and her husband Roger Dahlke whose son, SSG Jason S. Dahlke, an Army (904)292-2210MandarinSouthBusinessCenter421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. 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Despite all that, the Wisdom Warriors placed ninth out of 16 teams defeating several veteran teams. This is quite an accomplishment, as this is their rookie year. Each year FIRST Lego League comes up with a di erent theme. The theme for this year was Food Factor. Since September, the Wisdom Warriors team (as well as other teams throughout the world) have been studying food safety. The tournament was comprised of three sections: robot competition, presentation and core values. During the robot competition, the Warriors robot, El Toro, had two and a half minutes to complete as many tasks as possible on a playing eld. Team members had to build and program the robot to complete these tasks, which were all related to food safety. For their presentation, the students researched food safety and had to choose an area where they felt an improvement could be made. They chose to focus on hand washing. They then created a product, the SmartSink, which dispensed the proper amount of soap as well as the correct temperature water for optimum hand washing cleanliness. The SmartSink was created to be used in restaurants and features an alarm that noti- es the manager if an employee does not wash his/her hands for the proper amount of time (2040 seconds). After creating their product they had to come up with a creative way to present it. The team decided on a skit of a newscast introducing the Ranger, was killed by enemy gun re in Afghanistan in 2009. While the walk cannot undo the tragic event of Jason Dahlkes death, it has helped toward emotional healing since it both honors Jason Dahlke and raises funds for the brotherhood he was so proud to be a member of. You are welcome to join the Facebook group Remembering Jason Dahlke to see pictures and learn more. Many Mandarin residents likely remember Jason since he grew up in the Mandarin area attending area schools, where he also met his future wife and love of his life, Niki Norvell. Anyone who would like to pledge to the 2012 Dahlke Walk a Mile for a Ranger can call Tessa Dahlke at 262-7046 or send a check directly to the foundation. Please make checks payable to Sua Sponte Foundation and mail them to: Sua Sponte Foundation, P.O. Box 60281, Savannah, GA 31420. Please notate Dahlke Walk in the memo portion.Wisdom warriors cont. on pg. 13 Cheerleaders cont. on pg. 16

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Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy SHARE YOUR LOVE TWO DOZEN ROSES WITHFOR $19.99 valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted.10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257$10 off PLU 30674 VALID 2/22/12 2/29/12Any $50 Purchase! valid at whole foods market jacksonville only. not valid with any other offer or tm discount card. not redeemable for cash or gift cards. limit one coupon per customer. no copies, duplications or facsimiles will be accepted.10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257One FREE Bag PLU 20551 VALID 2/15/12 2/21/12of Allegro Breakfast Blend Coffee! Whole Foods Market IP, L.P.FEBRUARY 10TH 14TH The Mandarin Community Club o cially started its 2012 membership drive in January. Best known as the organizing host and sponsor for the Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend, the club also holds a variety of other programs throughout the year and is a great way to become involved in the community. Membership is open and encouraged of all interested parties, especially those living in Mandarin. The club is located at 12447 Mandarin Road. For further information, please contact the club at 268-1622 or visit the website www.mandarincommunityclub.org. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold a Valentines Dance on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin. There will be non alcoholic beverages and hors doeuvres. The cost is $5 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance at the center or call 262-7309. Dont miss the event of the year, Laugh for Charity, hosted by the Rotary Club of Mandarin on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at The Comedy Zone in the Ramada Inn Mandarin Conference Center. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, hors d oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by the comedy show and live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and one hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will bene t the Mandarin Williams YMCA and the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact JollyZing@aol.com or call 2821945. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@ comcast.net. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend. 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 12th annual El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 25, leaving out of the Mayport Boat Ramp at Mike Scanlon Park. The registration fee is $80 and junior entries are $10. For additional information, please visit www.jax sh.com or call 241-0777. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard South. The breakfast social will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed Meeting Room in the restaurant. This meeting will for the elections of our clubs 2012 o cers. If you are a Republican candidate and would like to introduce yourself to our club members, please attend. The February general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be Fearless Design and will feature a discussion about forming small groups on di erent quilting topics. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up unless it rains. Anchors away! The North Florida Cruising Club will be hosting a Nautical Rummage Sale on Saturday, February 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of New Orleans Cafe, located at 12760 San Jose Boulevard (on Julington Creek in Mandarin.) Sailors from various local clubs and organizations will be selling, giving or bartering boating equipment and nautically themed household items. Please all Barbara Burke at 310-5110 for more information. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on February 2, 2012 Whats New cont. on pg. 6 Copies of online coupons are not accepted!

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Ashley, CPA, is a Certified DivorceFinancial Analyst who will: Help you to understand the tax implications ofdivorce Assist in developing detailed household budgets Help you to protect your assetsYou need an advocate on your side who knows how toprotect your interests. Call Katherine at 268-7809 or email kashley@kbacpa.net for an appointment.Katherine B. Ashley,CPA,CDFA3000 HartleyRd.,Suite 10 Jacksonville,FL 32257 (904) 268-7809 www.kbacpa.net Dont Let[Divorce]Kick Your Assets!taxes?what should I do?finances?household budgets?questions? Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning -Benjamin Franklin One of the topics of greatest concerns to our citizens is how the budget cuts, past and impending, impact our agency. As I walk the streets with our ShAdCo members and citizens in the neighborhoods; when I am taking calls during my monthly call in show on First Coast Connect on WJCT; or when I talk to reporters throughout the week and at our monthly Awards Ceremony the one thing people want to discuss is How is the citys nancial crisis a ecting your organization? Let me take a few minutes and share some thoughts with you on this critical matter. To the public we serve and for me, our ability to respond to calls for service in a timely manner and solve crime is the #1 priority and remains so. And with a three year solid downward trend in both murder and violent crime incidents (our lowest numbers of overall crime in 40 years), sustaining those declines and having the money to keep working smart on this critical issue is what keeps me up at night. The privilege of being your elected Sheri also brings with it the obligation every responsible leader has: making tough choices. In this last round of cuts (totaling more than $17 million) I was forced to eliminate 71 police positions, which included laying o 48 sworn o cers and The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board voted unanimously on January 10 to name William Congdon as the districts general counsel. Having served for 15 years as the districts deputy general counsel, Congdon has been interim general counsel since October 2011, when Hans G. Tanzler III vacated the post to become district executive director. Tanzler recommended Congdon for the position, which the Governing Board approved. During his service as interim general counsel, Bill has facilitated a smooth transition of leadership and is a wellregarded manager, Tanzler said. He demonstrates an exceptional work ethic and a balance of excellent judgment and legal skills. Moreover, he has a talent for creative problem solving and although he is a skilled litigator, he actively considers alternatives to litigation when appropriate and feasible. Congdon has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 30 years. He attended the The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffWhy benchmarking mattersmany civilians. This was not an easy decision, but we are an organization of people and thats where our greatest expenses are. In the reorganization of our operation, caused by this sad, historic event, we eliminated some programs such as our Mounted Unit and back lled every patrol position with a sworn o cer from somewhere else in the organization. I cannot a ord to let our response time to be impacted and as our #1 goal, I must do everything in my power to make sure citizens are not adversely impacted by any reduction in force. I dont know what the future holds, with respect to what cuts are coming next. And the issue of the pension and the recommended pay cuts for o cers are issues in which, interestingly, I am not allowed to participate per collective bargaining rules. But I am committed to working with the City Council and Mayor to nd reasonable, equitable solutions to these long term problems. I will also tell you again, that responsible leadership is about making tough choices.we cannot just randomly say cut xx percent. We cant cut our way out of this nancial crisis in Jacksonville. And we cant cut funding for a top tier law enforcement agency that has already been cut to the bone. Especially when you consider that Jacksonville currently spends less per capita for law enforcement than any other major county in the state. We cant make additional cuts without jeopardizing tremendous gains made in reducing murder and overall crime; community problem solving initiatives that are planting long term prevention and intervention anti-crime seeds in very challenged neighborhoods; and surpassing national benchmarks for solving crimes (also known as the clearance rate). In the area of e ciency I dont think there is another law enforcement agency that can demonstrate how lean it operates and still maintain such impressive outcomes. It was Winston Churchill who said that one should not only strive to succeed, but to bring value to all you do. I think the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce does that. I am deeply rooted in some basic management philosophies one of them being that every process can be improved upon to eliminate waste and outcomes can always be improved. Moving forward, we are going to continue to be challenged to show our success; demonstrate the value; and justify the management decisions about the operation of this agency. We will rise to that challenge. We are developing a new tool to showcase those value added benchmarks that we have built into our operation. I want to demonstrate, on an ongoing basis, how lean, e cient, and e ective we are. I call it JSO at a Glance a dashboard of some critical matrices that we use to measure ourselves and benchmark against proven policing methodologies. In the coming months we will be placing this dashboard on the front page of our website. I hope you will bookmark it and visit it often. Please visit the rest of this story at www.jaxsheri .org and go to Sheri s Message in our Newsroom to read what these benchmarks are. I hope 2012 brings you all the blessings our great city and nation have to o er. I appreciate all of you who tell me that the men and women of the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce are in your prayers.Governing board appoints general counselBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management DistrictUniversity of Florida, where he obtained a juris doctorate degree with honors and a masters degree in microbiology. Prior to that, he attended Duke University, where he obtained a bachelors degree in biological sciences. He began his legal career in private practice, where he practiced general civil law. He subsequently served as an assistant state attorney prosecuting criminal cases and a deputy general counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Following the recent news I reported last month of the districts improved graduation rate, our school system witnessed nine of its high schools grades rise in 2011. Overall, 16 of 19 high schools scored A, B or C grades (84 percent). Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, Paxon School for Advances Studies and Stanton College Preparatory School all received A grades. Schools with a B grade were Mandarin, Fletcher, Sandalwood, Robert E. Lee and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Now with all of our school grades in for elementary through high school, 85 percent of your Duval County public schools have made excellent, good or satisfactory grades. Mandarin High School was just short of getting an A grade and Principal Dr. Donna Richardson and her outstanding sta are committed to making that A happen this year. The district readily recognizes that all of our high schools are priorities when it comes to student achievement and we will continue to assess the work being done in our schools to ensure that all of our students are receiving a high quality education. Duval Countys public schools have the highest graduation requirements in the State of Florida and have continued to see an increase in our graduation rate. The 2011 graduating class (Mandarin High had the largest with over 700 graduates) was the second group of students to complete an even more rigorous college ready curriculum that includes Algebra II, an additional science require-Whats New cont. from pg. 3School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7at 6:30 p.m. The program will be Hummingbirds. The circle is for children ages ve through 18, accompanied by a parent. Buzz on by the club and join the fun! The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. MOMS Club of Jacksonville/ Mandarin-N is open to moms who live in zip codes 32207, 32217, 32223, 32257. For this club, please contact mandarinmomclub@gmail.com The Italian American Club will celebrate Valentines Day with a Sunday dinner on February 12. We will also have pizza night on February 24. There has been a change in the rental agent for the club. If you are interested in renting our club, please check our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com for information or phone the club at 268-2882. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA) held its annual meeting on January 26. Held at the Mandarin Community Club building, this years guest speaker was WJXT meteorologist John Gaughan. The JSO also presented a Neighborhood Crime Watch program. The RHA is governed by a volunteer board of directors and represents a subdivision of 264 homes located between Loretto and Mandarin Roads. It was organized in its present form in 1986 making it one of the oldest homeowners associations in the area. The Mandarin Womens Club will host Dr. Roberto E. Garcia, M.D. F.A.C.S. plastic surgeon at their meeting on Thursday, February 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. The price of the luncheon is $15 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Reservations are required by February 17. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club, giving all women of the area the opportunity for meeting new friends, seeing old friends, learning new things and sharing the enjoyment of northeast Florida. Some of the many activities include day trips, antiquing trips, as well as Bunco, bridge, Mah Jongg and Mexican Train gatherings. For more information, please call Kay at 521-2524. For reservations for the monthly luncheon/program held the fourth Thursday of most months at the Ramada Inn, please contact Iris at 268-2459. 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 River City Womens Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 15 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 members and guests playing many popular board and card games. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 and reservations are required by Thursday, February 9. 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. Join the Jacksonville Humane Society for the fourth annual Trail of Tails: Fun Walk and Festival on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. Registration is $30 per person, $25 per person for members of teams of four or more, $15 for students (ages 13 to 22) and $10 for children (ages ve to 12). All prices increase by $5 the day of the event. Animals walk with their owners for free. A festival featuring silent auction, food, fun and free kids crafts follows the event. Registration for Whats New cont. on pg. 5ment and two years of a world language. The Florida Lottery Oftentimes I am asked what has happened to the lottery dollars that were supposed to be going to our public schools? Nearly three quarters of lottery money goes to Bright Future Scholars, with the remaining going to our schools. And, most of those dollars go into what is referred to as categorical funding, designated for speci c programs, with the remaining going into operations for use in the districts general fund. During the last three years, however, there have been no additional dollars going into operations, which is really sad. From 1993 to the present, the total lottery revenue for Duval County has declined from $27.8 million to $4.7 million. This scal year 2011-2012, categorical dollars totaled $4.7 million and discretionary dollars (operational) dropped to zero. The categorical funding is designated for school recognition grades and for School Advisory Committees (SAC). Parents, Duval County Public Schools has begun hosting Regional Financial Aid nights at local high schools. Financial aid representatives will provide information about State and Federal nancial aid programs and will be answering questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other nancial aid forms. Parents and students are invited to participate in any of the free sessions. Mandarin High School will host its Financial Aid night on February 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Important Dates: February 2: Financial Aid Night Mandarin High School 6:00 p.m. February 7: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive February 8: Student early release day February 20: Presidents Day (Schools closed) February 22: Student early release day

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 16-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingFeb. 3, Mar. 2, or Apr. 20 -9amPlease RSVP to 904.268.8667 for the date of your choice. ...MORE THAN A COLLEGEPREP PRIVATE SCHOOL CHRISTS CHURCH ACADEMY K-1210850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667www.ccajax.orgAccredited by: FCIS, ACSI, FKC, SACS Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP 3000 Hartley Road, Suite 7Jacksonville FL 32257904.260.3812 www.reburkecpa.com The CPA Never Underestimate the ValueRobert E. Burke, CPA Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the maculathe central part of the retina that is important for reading and color visionbecomes damaged. In some individuals, tiny dot-like deposits, known as drusen, accumulate beneath the macula. While these deposits usually do not cause visual loss directly, they indicate that a person is at risk for developing further problems with the macula. Further degeneration can result in areas of tissue loss, called atrophy can develop which can lead to visual loss in the dry form of macular degeneration. In approximately 10 percent of patients, abnormal leaky blood vessels may develop in the macula leading to the wet form of macular degeneration. Although this is thought to be the more severe form of ARMD, there are e ective treatments that have been shown to help stabilize and in some patients improve their vision. Some common symptoms of ARMD are gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Clay Eye physician and retina specialist Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in our senior population. I am excited to see new and better treatment options being developed to help patients maintain and improve their vision. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons have recognized the need for a facility speci cally dedicated to diseases of the retina and have established the Northeast Florida Macular The Mandarin Community Club is again collecting worn, used or damaged American ags for proper and honorable disposal. For the third year in a row, the club is once again This is Macular Degeneration Awareness MonthContributed by Russell Pecoraro, M.D., Clay Eye Physicians and SurgeonsDegeneration and Diabetes Eye Institute. 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. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977. They currently have of- ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!American Flags collected will be honorably retired at Mandarin Community Clubpartnering with SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) and the youth group Princess Malee Society of CAR (Children of the American Revolution) to hold a ag retirement ceremony at the club on the afternoon of Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. If you have a ag you would like retired and properly handled for disposal, a collection box will be located outside the Mandarin Community Club at 12447 Mandarin Road beginning February 1 until the ceremony on Sunday, February 26. During the ceremony, steeped in years of tradition, one ag will be retired in sections as the history and symbolism of each star and stripe is remembered. Please call the Club at 268-1622 for more information.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. the walk and festival vendors is available by calling 725-8766 or visiting www.jaxhumane.org. All proceeds bene t the Jacksonville Humane Society. Community Hospice is hosting an Assisted Living Facility Expo for Northeast Florida residents to learn more about assisted living options for themselves or loved ones on Saturday, February 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Avenues Mall. If you or someone you love is looking for independent retirement living and occasional help with certain activities, Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) o er supportive care and a host of valuable amenities. Learn more about Northeast Floridas assisted living options at this free expo, presented by Community Hospice. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information about this event or about Community Hospice care, please call 407-6500.

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Stay in public places for the duration of the date. Inform a family member or friend of your plans. Let them know when and where youre going and include your dates name and contact information. Make sure you have your cell phone with you at all times. Stay sober. Do not do anything that will impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. Drive separately to and from dates until you feel comfortable with the person. (In case things dont work out, you need to be in control of your own ride even if you take a taxi.) Dont leave personal items unattended you do not want to risk having personal information stolen. It is best not to go back to your dates home or bring them back to yours on the rst date. If your date pressures you, end the date and leave at once.Dear Editor, Politically correct (PC) is a term I also despise. However, J. Bruce Richardsons commentary in the December 2011 issue was so vexing that I felt obligated to provide another perspective. I read Richardsons rant a second time to gure out just who he was condemning for their imposition of PC daily greetings. And the culprit seems to be the Duval County School Board. It seems as if Richardson knows the discussion is bigger than Winter Break. However, he speaks from his Christian faith and its dominant position in this society. As many organizations attempt to build an inclusive environment for all, it is often misinterpreted as an attempt to dilute the freedoms of others. Let me position it another way, while channeling Richardsons ire. The dominant group is unaccustomed to sharing their domain with others, because it is perceived a dilution of their majority standing. Plus, its uncomfortable for some of them to be open to new cultures, beliefs or traditions. And most of these traditions are not new. Can you imagine how longtime Jewish Jacksonvillians must feel as their religion and customs are more known by their Christian neighbors only over the past decade. However, these traditions are centuries old and were religiously maintained, quietly within their own communities. In fact they had to nd ways to manage around the majoritys religious days. There is no law forbidding Richardson from greeting everyone he meets with If you are among those that su er from sleep apnea, you know how debilitating the disorder can be. Sleepless nights lead to groggy days and you never really feel well. You certainly never feel full of energy. Described as extreme snoring, broken only by spells of gasping for breath, sleep apnea is as much of a problem for ones bed partner as it is for the su ererno one is getting a good nights sleep! Not only does all the starting and stopping of the breathing ruin your sleep, its hard on your heart as well. It can cause high blood pressure, stroke and heart Dating safety tipsBy Contributing Writer Ashley Johnson Scott, Hubbard House staff If your date shows signs of jealousy, is controlling, calls you names, wants to move to quickly or does not honor your boundaries these are all red ags of abuse. Educate yourself on what the red ags are by visiting www. hubbardhouse.org/domesticviolence/resources/. Trust your gut instinct. If something feels wrong prior to date, do not meet. At any time if you are in immediate danger call 911. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119. Hubbard House can help.About Hubbard House: Founded as the rst domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certi ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, schoolbased education, therapeutic childcare, batterers intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.Letter to the EditorMerry Christmas. However, Im sure this culturally competent journalist is also aware of the growing odds that he could possibly use that greeting with a Jacksonville resident that does not celebrate this religious day. That is when his Christian spirit is tested with goodwill to all people. The school board, corporations and professional organizations are attempting to be more inclusive or maybe not. And then, before I could send this response, our illustrious Sen. Stephen Wise adds a new bill to the business at the state house. He also wants all school districts in Florida to be required to use the term Christmas Break. And what is the culturally competent and inclusive public servants reason? It [Winter Break] bothers him. Merry Christmas to all and remember, The reason for the season has nothing to do with titles, greetings or being politically correct.Cal Jackson, certi ed NTL Diversity Practitioner and Mandarin resident.Local dentist o ers solution for sleep apneadisease. On the lower end of the spectrum, sleep apnea is responsible for extreme fatigue, depression, headaches and irritability. For mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy can be recommended. It is very e ective and easy to manage. Oral appliance therapy means you put in a mouthpiece before going to sleep at night. This mouthpiece holds your jaw in an appropriate position for keeping your airway open. Oral appliances are comfortable, convenient and e ective for many patients. Dr. Alan Krantz of Krantz Dental Care is one of the few trained dentists in the area to t his patients for this type of oral appliance. My patients call me after, write me thank you notes, send me owers and show such appreciation for my helping them, says Dr. Krantz. Im just so happy this type of treatment has become available and now widely accepted by the insurance companies. It was an easy Happy Valentines Day!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine decision to go and get certi ed so that I could provide this to my patients. I see what a di erence it makes in their lives. Look for the Krantz Dental Care ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com The Palencia Club Sunday, March 11, 2012Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $125 per player / $480 per team On-Course contests 4-person Scramble Awards banquet following tournament Only 100 Player Spots Available Visit: www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events for more information and registration forms. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 As it should be, its about the children. A child born today is automatically burdened with a huge share of an untenable national debt of $16 trillion about $49,000 per child before they ever leave the hospital. They are an automatic recipient of a great and wondrous medical system subject to change for the worse if the Supreme Court allows Obamacare to stand and are born into an overall generous society with a high value of human life. Its the people who are running up the debt and tinkering with society which are frightening the children and too quickly moving us towards ills which wrack Europe. We hear the silliness of celebrating diversity, the greatest farce of our lifetime. Somehow, there is a desire to celebrate diversity, but simultaneously suppress true diversity if a group is not considered politically correct. If someone Dean Phillippi, and his son Christopher Phillippi both from Mandarin, recently surprised Dean Phillippis brother Jerry Phillippi (originally from Mandarin) with a long well past due Eagle Scout Award recognition and lost Eagle Award medal. Jerry Phillippi physically received his Eagle Scout Medal from his Boy Scout Troop 9 in Washington, Pennsylvania in the late 1950s. It took more than half a century for the National Eagle Scout Association to o cially recognize and honor him as one of its own. Shortly after Jerry Phillippi earned the Boy Scouts of America top rank, his scoutmaster, Harry Malik Sr., died unexpectedly from a heart Worth the wait for Eagle Scout Awardattack and Troop 9, which met in Washington, Pennsylvania, disbanded before the Eagle Award Ceremony could take place or the paperwork could be led for his award. A number of years later, Jerry Phillippis medal, merit badge patches and newspaper clippings were all destroyed in a ood, further destroying his connection to the long-forgotten troop. But on December 3, Jerry Phillippi, now living in Conover, North Carolina was caught completely by surprise when his brother, Dean Phillippi, who is an Assistant Scoutmaster and Chaplain for BSA Troop 101 in Mandarin and his nephew, Christopher Phillippi, a Life-rank Scout, presented him with a recognition letter and a new Eagle Scout medal during an impromptu ceremony at a relatives house in Florida. Jerry really broke down hard over it, said Dean Phillippi, who was presented with the Eagle Mentor pin in return from his brother. Prior to presenting Jerry Phillippi with the award, Dean Phillippi asked his brother to try on one of Christophers spare Scout uniforms for a family Boy Scout photo. Jerry Phillippi said he didnt think much of it and humored the request, unaware his brother had spent the last year tracking down a replacement medal, and paperwork. Dean Phillippi said the task proved to be quite di cult given the lost paperwork, unfortunate circumstances surrounding the former scoutmaster and the fact the Boy Scout Council had changed several times since the 1950s. After many phone calls and letters, he reached Michael Surbaug, scout executive for the Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Council, who was able to assist Dean Phillippi in getting his brother the replacement medal and recognition he so long deserved. My brother is like a hound dog, Jerry Phillippi said. He keeps after something until he can nd it. Mandarin native Dean Phillippi, left, Jerry Phillippi center and Christopher Phillippi right.Political commentaryEvery child born today automatically has $49,000 of national debt before they leave the hospitalBy J. Bruce Richardsontruly celebrates diversity, they embrace the horrors of the Ku Klux Klan, Nazi skinheads and Taliban, as these groups have a well-de ned (but, obviously irrational) point of view. Not willing to do that? Then how can you celebrate diversity if diversity only includes people you want to socialize with? The better term is tolerance instead of diversity. Since tolerance doesnt have the same ring to it as diversity, politically correct people dont want to consider it. In a politically correct world, theres never room for gloom, is there, unless defending some allegedly downtrodden person or group? Nothing is wrong with tolerance; its a legitimate goal. Other than the politically correct world, there has never been a mandate we have to like everyone or agree with everyone; we simply have to properly live and let live. That doesnt have enough zing to it for some; they want us to celebrate those we choose to not agree with for any given reason. In this critical election year of 2012, are we nally going to get over much of this silliness? Will we throw out the bums who have gotten us into this mess or allowed it to fester? Will we eschew voting for incumbents and choose fresh faces? Most importantly, will we not do what is expected of us because of political correctness and choose leaders who do the right thing instead of what pressure groups demand we do? Weve tried one brand of craziness for decades now, is it time for a new brand which includes saying no to more special interests and put the interests of the nation rst, not the groups who yell the loudest? If we dont do it for ourselves, will we do it for those born today? In our old age, as they grow and look to us for wisdom and guidance, how will we look back at them and tell them we have already not only placed them deeply in personal debt, but we are handing them a world out of control and they have to clean up our mess? Arent we supposed to be the responsible ones, paving the way for them?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. The non-pro t organization endXmeat, which is an acronym for Environmental Nurture, Dietary eXcellence and the Movement to End Animal Torture will be providing one-on-one free mentorship for individuals interested in making a transi-Learn about a vegan dietContributed by Dr. Jon Repole, Jacksonville Health and Wellness Centertion to a plant based vegan diet. Plant based diets have been shown to dramatically treat and prevent the vast amount of degenerative diseases that now plague our industrialized civilizations including cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity and diabetes. This shift in dietary habits, according to the World Health Organization, will create a planetary revolution of green sustainability as well as preserve our environment for future generations. Equally as important, plant based diets are the most compassionate lifestyle for ending the needless su ering and torture of the billions of food animals we consume yearly. In return for signing a one month pledge in March, participants will receive the following services free of charge: a mentor (providing email, phone and inperson support), nutritional and meal planning classes, weekly recipes and a group grocery tour. Please visit www.meetup. com/endXmeat/ and sign up to Take the Vegan Pledge! These services will be provided in support of the No Meat March extravaganza hosted by the Girls Gone Green. Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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The award, established in 2003, honors a female Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. The winner will be honored on Miss Aggie Day, which will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Old Mandarin Store and Post Of- ce, located at 12471 Mandarin Road, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Miss Aggie was proprietor and post mistress from 1928 until 1964, said Karen Roumillat, society board member, who heads the award committee. Roumillat is also the great niece of Miss Aggie. She was known for her community spirit and for helping those in need. Many Mandarin residents remember her, she continued. Miss Aggie Day, which was Movie theatres are not just for the movies any more. Live, one night entertainment events are lighting up the silver screens across the country. A part of NCM Media Network, NCM Fathom is marketing a communications and entertainment network that spans more than 1450 cinemas nationwide. During the latter part of 2011, I accidentally came across one of their brief listings for a lm presentation by the Royal Shakespeare Company of the Merry Wives of Windsor, performed at the restored Globe Theatre in London. It was My wife is a CPA licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania, so tax advice is available to me 24/7/365 366 this leap year. For those of you without a CPA in the family, the Internal Revenue Service o ers (good golly, Miss Molly) free tax tips (www. irs.gov). This tip, especially for the many Mandarin small businesses, applies to employers who pay at least half of the premiums for employee health insurance coverage. This occurs under a qualifying arrangement which may be eligible through the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. The credit can enable small businesses to o er health insurance coverage for the rst time. It helps those already o ering health insurance to maintain the coverage they have. The credits targets are small rms which employ 25 or fulltime equivalent workers earning an average Check out the small business healthcare tax creditBy Contributing Writer Herb Drill$50,000 or less.For tax year 2010, small employers which have already led and determine theyre eligible for the credit can le an amended 2010 or 2011 tax return. For tax years 20102013, the maximum credit for eligible small employers is 35 percent of premiums paid. On January 1, 2014, the maximum tax credit will be 50 percent of premiums paid by eligible small employers. The credit phases out gradually for rms with average wages $25,000 to $50,000 and for rms with the equivalent of between 10 and 25 full-time workers. More eligibility data and credit calculating is on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for Small Employers page of www.IRS.gov. You should always consult your tax advisor regarding any tax credit or tax matter. By the way, news agency Reuters reports a study shows 30 large United States corporations paid no income taxes 2008-2010. Pepco Holdings, a Washington, D.C.-area power company, had the lowest effective tax rate, at negative 57.6 percent, among the 280 Fortune 500 companies studied. The statutory United States corporate income-tax rate is 35 percent and all 280 corporations examined were pro table over the period. The average e ective tax rate for the companies 2008 through 2010 was 18.5 percent, said Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, both think tanks. The report listed General Electric Co., Paccar Inc., PG&E Corp., Computer Sciences Corp. and NiSource Inc. among the 30 which paid no taxes. Mandarins Herb Drill is a career journalist (herbert.drill@gmail.com).Mandarin Historical Society seeks nominations for 2012 Miss Aggie Award rst held in 2001, is celebrated each year during Womens History Month. Other past winners include: Elizabeth Wolfe, Alice Stanley and Jane Cooksey, community volunteers; Mary Ann Southwell, former member of the Jacksonville City Council and a community leader; Rhonda Reese, Mandarin reporter; Bonnie McNulty and Mary Kaminski, Mandarin Food Bank founders; Roumillat, former president and executive director of the society; and Kate Monson, a former Mandarin teacher. The winner will be selected by the board of directors of the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Nomination forms are available in the Mandarin Museum in the Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road. Museum hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please call the museum at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net.EncoreA new way to experience the worlds best in performing arts!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University hard to believe that it was to be shown at one of the major cinema chains and was therefore easily accessible. I was not disappointed! In fact, the acting and production were outstanding and one almost forgot that one was watching it on a cinema screen. I started to keep my eyes open for announcements of other productions, but strangely promotion appears limited. There is a website (www.fathomevents.com), but I found it a little di cult to navigate. I did however manage to see a live performance of opera from La Scala in Milan and the ballet Giselle performed by Bolshoi Ballet at the famed Maryinsky Theatre. The latter was lmed live in 3D, which generated some concerns on my part, but it was handled with restraint and taste. How wonderful to see such outstanding performances! So what is coming up in 2012? If you are not able to travel to Europe, you can still attend a live opera performance coming to you from La Scala or the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Similar to the Mets opera series, the European companies are broadcasting live movie performances on the big cinema screen. If you prefer ballet, the Bolshoi, the Paris Opera Ballet and Englands Royal Ballet all have performances coming to a movie theatre near you. These include Le Corsaire performed by the Bolshoi Ballet on March 11 and Romeo and Juliet danced by the Royal Ballet on March 22. Yet another organization involved in these live movie presentations is Britains National Theatre. Coming up are productions of Shakespeares Comedy of Errors on March 1, and Oliver Goldsmiths She Stoops to Conquer on March 29. Presentations by the Metropolitan Opera include The Enchanted Island on February 8. These are just a sampling of events scheduled in the next few weeks. And just thinkyou wont need opera glasses! Every seat in the movies is better than Orchestra seats in the theatre! For additional information, you can call 1-877-59-FATHOM or visit www.fathomevents.com.

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Just as the Joint Commission certi es Primary Stroke Centers and other programs, they are now certifying Sepsis programs. Memorial is the rst hospital in the country to earn this important designation. In fact, it was based on Memorials program that the Joint Commission created the Disease Speci c Certi cation for Sepsis. This means Memorial Hospital is taking the lead in preventing and treating a medical condition that kills more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. We believe we will become a model for hospitals around the country, said James B. Wood, Memorial Hospital president and CEO. Sepsis is a serious threat to patients everywhere and we are using every resource at our disposal to prevent it. Sepsis occurs when a serious infection begins to spread throughout the body. Early detection is vital since approximately 40 percent of patients that are determined to have severe Sepsis do not survive. In creating a new certi cation for Sepsis, the Joint Commission noted that implementation of Keith Kohl, resident of Ocala, Florida will be detailing the February 1864 Union expedition into Florida and events leading up to the largest battle of the war in the state. Kohl will present the lecture in a period Civil War uniform. He will discuss the Battle of Olustee at the Third Thursday Lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16 at the Mandarin Community Club. The free quarterly 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.On Saturday, March 3 the Mandarin Garden Club will be holding its semiannual $1 Clothing Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the clubhouse located at 2892 Loretto Road. A wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories will be available for women, men and children, with boutique items being priced slightly higher. The Mandarin Garden Club 65th Anniversary Cookbook, a collection of 500 delectable recipes and cooking hints, will also be available for purchase. These make wonderful gifts for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and many occasions. The garden club will be collecting the following items to Ocala resident to discuss historic Battle of OlusteeKohl, a Living History re-enactor for 28 years, has portrayed numerous impressions covering several periods of Florida history. The American Civil War and especially Floridas role in the con ict is a keen area of interest to him He has taken part in Living History reenactment events all around the eastern United States and in England. Kohl is an avid writer, often combining his passions for writing and history. Additionally, he has written numerous articles for newspapers, programs and magazines, both in print and in online format on the internet. Kohls recently published book, Floridas Civil War Years, addresses the political and military aspects of the Civil War in Florida as well as the experiences of the civilians remaining at the home front. The work is highlighted by numerous illustrations, including period photographs and drawings, maps and authors photographs. The annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee is held February 17-19 at the Olustee Battle eld Historic State Park, in Olustee, Florida. For more information, please contact http:// oridastateparks.org/olusteebattle eld/events.cfm. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, please contact the society at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net. Mandarin Garden Club holds $1 Clothing SaleBy Contributing Writer Yvonne Corbett, Publicity, Mandarin Garden Clubsupport worthy organizations: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club; cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H; and nonperishable unexpired food and toiletry items donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies. For more information about events at the Mandarin Garden Club, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or visit our website at http://home.comcast. net/~harper113.Hospital earns key Sepsis program certi cationprotocols in use by Memorial Hospital would greatly improve the care of patients throughout the United States who have Sepsis. Being at the forefront in recognizing and treating Sepsis demonstrates our dedication to patient safety, Wood said. Led by our Sepsis coordinator, this certi cation required teamwork from everyone in the hospital. Our program, emphasizing early detection through sepsis screening, quick treatment and continuous monitoring, will become a model for hospitals everywhere. Memorial Hospital spent more than a year developing this rst-in-the-nation Sepsis Program in coordination with Edwards Lifesciences Professional Services of Measurable Outcomes program. With a goal of improving quality and outcomes, while reducing costs, Edwards helped Memorial Hospital learn the process behind the science and also provided guidance to build the infrastructure that would lead to measurable and sustainable success. In the last few months, Memorial Hospital has received several important distinctions. Memorial was the only Hospital in Jacksonville to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission. 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Please check back next month for the continuation.Section. 6.The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place. No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil O ce under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any O ce under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in O ce. Section. 7.All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States;[2] If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law. Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take E ect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill. 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The longest continually-running festival in northeast Florida, the art festival has hosted tens of thousands of guests and many hundreds of artists from across the country. Dozens of booths under the majestic oaks of Mandarin Road o er art lovers a variety of painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography and more ne art and ne crafts. Founded and produced by the historic Mandarin Community Club, their board, members and community volunteers all work as a team to bring this event to the community. The Festival includes a Childrens Art Show featuring the work Community service is an important part of the All Star Quilters Guild. In 2011, we were busy with programs, classes, meetings and our participation in QuiltFest, but still found the time for the following community projects: Mandarin Food Bank Four food drives were held and delivered to the Mandarin Food Bank. Meals on Wheels Forty placemats were delivered to the Mandarin Senior Center for their program. Twenty placemats were delivered to the downtown Meals on Wheels and 10 placemats to the Green Cove Springs Meals on Wheels. These placemats were all made by members to give some cheer to recipients of meals on special occasions. Quilts of Valor Twelve quilts made by members of the All Star Quilt Guild and 14 Wisdom warriors cont. from pg. 1SmartSink. The nal category was core values. This is where the teams were given a task that had to be completed as a team to see how well they work together. The team members were also asked questions regarding the core values of the Lego League. Coaches Gina Riley (third grade teacher at Loretto) and Phillip Riley (senior at Stanton College Preparatory School) are very proud of their team members. The team did a phenomenal job, especially with this being the rst year for the whole team. The Wisdom Warriors would like to thank their sponsors, Beach Diner and J and J Designs for their support. Lorettos Wisdom Warriors44th annual Mandarin Art Festival gears up for successof students from local schools, homemade goodies at a fundraising bake sale, a green market with local foods and handmade goods and a club sponsored ra e with exciting and valuable prizes. Volunteers and sponsors are needed! Be a part of this fun and exciting community event! Volunteers are needed so call the club at 268-1622 to volunteer or to place a business ad in the event program as a sponsor. Information and photos from previous years is available online at www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Free parking is located on Mandarin Road at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church with free shuttles running continually during the show hours of 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. The Mandarin Community Club is dedicated to the preservation and beauti cation of Mandarin; to providing educational forums for the community; to enhancing the cultural and recreational life of the area; and to maintaining the clubs historic properties. All Star Quilters Guild happy to serve communityBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, Publicity Chairman, All Star Quilters Guild quilts made by the church group of Judy Stokes were taken to the VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. We are continuing to nish more quilts for the Quilts of Valor program. daniel, Inc. Foster Home Thirty-eight quilts and pillowcases were made for the children in foster care. The members also made and delivered Christmas stockings for the children. Safe Harbor Boys Home A donation of $1000 was made in 2011. Several new quilts were made in 2011 for boys new to the Safe Harbor program. Under the direction of Sharon Moran, community service chairperson, the All Star Quilters Guild was very generous of time and e orts. For 2012, we will continue to serve the above programs. The All Star Quilters Guild meets the third Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. We also meet on every Monday of the month for classes, sit and sews or community service work. Visit us soon as we look forward to serving our community. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild.(800) 222.1222 Florida Poison Information Center Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Presidents Day February 20, 2012

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Lake Charles, in southwest Louisiana, proudly hosts the second largest Mardi Gras festival after New Orleans. The city presents a bounty of activities in a family-friendly mannerno Bourbon Street frolicking here. But, make no mistake: Lake Charles celebrates with full strength enthusiasmPresident Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest is a program for students in grades nine through 12 which provides a $10,000 award to the national rst-place winner. It is an opportunity to win prizes locally as well as on the state and national level. The deadline to submit entry to Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 is March 1, 2012. VFW Lake Charles, Louisiana: Home to the second largest Mardi GrasBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comglittering balls, huge oats, parades sponsored by krewes (social clubs who foot the expense) and costumed riders who throw beads and other trinkets to parade watchers. Many of the residents in the Lake Charles area are Cajuns, descendents of the Frenchspeaking Catholic Acadians of Eastern Canada. During the mid-1700s, the Acadians refused to swear allegiance to the British crown and were deported. The king of Spain o ered them land grants in what was then the Louisiana Territory. Sadly, most of the land o ered was alligator- lled swamps and barren prairies. But the folks thrived and became known as Cajuns, the shortened form of Arcadian accented with a southern drawl Cajun. Many Louisiana foods have French roots and foreign sounding names such as po boys, tou e, mu alata, gumbo, andouille sausage, cracklins and boudin. You can follow the Boudin Trail in the Lake Charles area to taste the specialtya mixture of sausage and rice enclosed in natural casing. Boudin is usually made in Mom and Pop type shops using a secret family recipe. The spicy snack can be a bit messy and a little awkward, but a lot delicious. I recently had the opportunity to visit and meet Paula Stevens, owner of Delicious Donuts and Bakery in Lake Charles. The bakery specializes in Carnival king cakes, making over 5,000 each Mardi Gras season. So whats a King Cake? A dessert made from sweet dough twisted into a circular shape and decorated with icing and purple, green and gold sugar crystals. King Cake resembles co ee cake more than layer cake. Traditionally King Cakes are served on January 6 to mark the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night (12 days after Christmas or Kings Day, when the Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem). 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Unfortunately, many people feel like they have to either be in a relationship or a little kid anxious to get a box of Sweet Hearts in order to feel the love. Lets be honest, cupid tends to neglect those who dont have dates for this mushy (some might say clich) celebration. So, whats a single boy or girl to do on Valentines Day? Well, you could stay home and eat pizza topped with onions and garlic as if you dont care how bad your breath smells or you could go do something fun. Youd be surprised at the number of possibilities; besides, youll probably have more fun with a buddy than you would with a date anyway (and the fun Sweet Lips, Tennessee; Burns Down, South Carolina; Lame Deer, Montana; Oatmeal, Texas: the names of some of these communities may sound silly, wacky or perhaps even Youth SceneAll you need is loveBy Megan Crawfordgoes on way past February 14!) Chances are, when the Beatles sang All you need is love, they were thinking about brotherly love, not romance. Beatles fanatics who saw RAIN (the Beatles tribute concert) on November 16 got to hear this song and many others live; unfortunately, not everyone was able to experience this performance. However, its not too late to buy tickets for other shows coming to Jacksonville. On February 16, only two days after Valentines Day, Monty Pythons Spamalot will be bringing laughs to the Moran Theatre. This musical comedy about King Arthur and his knights won a Tony award for Best Musical in 2005 and has been called a no-holdsbarreled smash hit by The New Yorker. Without a doubt, if you want to see a slapstick show full of singing and dancing thats not meant to be taken seriously, then Spamalot is the comedy for you. Not into that kind of humor or interested in seeing something a bit more artistic? Then you need to be at the Times Union Center on February 28 to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. These dancers have been knocking the socks o of audiences since 1958 and, according to their website, have performed for an estimated 23 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continentsas well as millions more through television broadcasts. In their show, you will see this immensely talented group amaze the crowd with their beautiful movements, and make the stage come to life. Once you see the magic of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, it will inspire you to express yourself. As Alvin Ailey himself once said: I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. Hopefully, now you see that February isnt a month to dread. From seeing a live show with your family, to watching a movie with a friend, the good times will always be there. Regardless of what your plans are, always remember this: youre an independent young adult whos got more important things to worry about then having a date for Valentines Day.Youth Arts updateAlmost, Maine details struggles and loveBy Danielle Wirsanskyfabricated. But theyre all actual places that for one reason or another have been given some rather unusual names. The next production to be put on by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) is called Almost, Maine, a story of struggle and love. As one of the characters in the rst of the plays eight vignettes says, Youre in unorganized territory. Township 13, Range 7. Its not gonna be on your map, cause its not an actual town, technically. . See, to be a town, you gotta get organized. And we never got around to getting organized, so. . were just Almost. Says Sarah Thornton, who plays the character of Marvalyn, Everyone constantly walks between the line of two emotions: hope and regret. Almost, Maine takes place in the perfect (though imaginary) location because while it is nowhere in particular; Almost, Maine is also everywhere... Rather than following a traditional story line, there are eight short scenes, each no more than 15 minutes long, plus a prologue, an interlogue and an epiloguewhich are even briefer than the vignettes. Each vignette features only two characters, none of whom ever appears again in any of the other scenes. In 11 short scenes we are introduced to 19 characters, with each of whom we spend only a few minutes. The reason we never see the same character appearing more than once is that all these vignettes are taking place at the same time in the small town: Everything takes place at nine oclock on a Friday night in the middle of winter. This way, though every scene is about love, the audience is able to see it at all angles. Olivia Chernyshev, who plays both Marci and Villian, says This show is probably the most honest play Ive ever read. Although ctional, Almost, Maine really portrays everyday life situations with clarity and [truth]. It captures the audience in a much more heartfelt way... The show takes place February 1 through 4 and February 7 and 8, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in DAs black box theatre. The dramatist sums up his view of the characters in his play in a note he provides for actors performing the work: And nallyand most importantthe people of Almost, Maine are honest and true. They are not cynical. They are smart. They wonder about things. Lunar PhasesFirst Quarter: January 31 Full: February 7 Last Quarter: February 14 New: February 21 Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It. JA@rtpublishinginc.com

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Almost HomeDAYBREAKAdult Day Care 731-4002License #9109MF 7am6pmwww.almosthomedaybreak.com 3604 Cardinal Point Drive Jacksonville, FL 32257-5581 Did you hear about Jimmy Kimmels social experiment, the Bad Christmas Present? Parents around the country gave their children one gift early, a gag gift, then recorded their reactions. You can imagine what ensued. I saw some trying to be grateful; one young girl played with her squishy banana like play-doh and another clip showed a brother o ering to eat the already nibbled sandwich a younger sister received. Then there were the uglies. Hitting, crying and yelling I hate you! after opening a tacky shirt, coloring book for a girl or a can of beans. Well, what did you expect? What did we expect? A gift should bring happiness to both parties. Of course a nine year old boy wouldnt want a Hello Kitty shirt, but cant he take a joke or bless someone else with it? The girls who got boy coloring books had a brother; I expected them to laugh and switch books! Every January, my column focuses on saying thanks. Ive covered how to write a proper thank-you note and creative ones also (these articles are available on the website). But what about the basics... what about being thankful in the rst place? Reality check: there are millions of children who would be grateful for any long-sleeved shirt in winter or an additional meal one day, whether its a PB and J or can of food. Does our abundance and desire to bless our children necessarily result in the arrogance and sel shness the Bad Gift Project exposed? No! Most of us try to instill kindness in our children. We havent forgotten the adage, To whom much is given, much is required. -Luke 12:48 This months movie review belongs to the lm Tower Heist, an action-comedy lm for adults and teens. What can lead ordinary men to robbery? Managing a residential apartment in New York City, Josh Kovacs, portrayed by Ben Stiller, soon nds out. Josh Kovacs manages this apartment and manages the other employees and he often befriends and trusts many of the tenants. Arthur Shaw, played by Alan Alda, is one such tenant a nancier, entrusted with the employees retirement funds. The FBI shortly arrest Mr. Shaw Purposeful ParentingBe grateful!By Allie OlsenHeres a story for you. Mom was very frugal. She repurposed things long before it was the cool thing to do. We shopped little and carefully and were generous within our means. Her mom did the same and they instilled gratefulness and generosity in my sister and me. One summer, my sister and I visited family in South Florida. After breakfast, they insisted we drink the milk from our cereal bowls because there are starving children in Somalia who would love to have that milk. The forced milk drink left a bad taste in my mouth (pun intended). There are good ways to teach thankfulness and care for others and there are bad ways. Here are some gentle ways to teach gratitude to your children: 1. Play the kind words game. If your child receives a gift of something less desirable, like socks or another baby doll, ask them to write ve kind words about it in big letters on a card. Add Thank You. Whaala! A quick and sincere, thank you card. 2. Pass it on. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Can you help your child think of someone who would love the gift? It would be better to share with love than to keep clutter just because it was a gift. ConfessionI tried it. I gave my kids a bag with six lemons, one for each. I recorded their responses for laughs: www. gracefullmom.com. Lets teach our children not to be sourpusses, but to make lemonade. The River City Womens Club held their Christmas luncheon at the San Jose Country Club on December 14. It was also another event for charity fundraising. President Elizabeth (Liz) Roch and fundraising chairman Hilda Bryson are shown in front of some of the gift prizes for the raf e. The club will soon be choosing the local charities that will be the recipients of the monies raised during the past year. Movie ReviewTower HeistDirected by: Brett Ratner. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller and Casey Af eck. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But, Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) for fraud and Josh nds out the money is gone. With the savings gone, one friend and employee attempts suicide and others lose their job; anger fuels him to seek out and confront Mr. Shaw. There seems to be no recourse and no hope of recovering the money and Joshs temper gets him red. Thus, a plan is hatched. Josh, Charlie, performed by Casey A eck and other employees decide to get the money back on their terms, but they need some help. Help and comedy comes in the form of Slide, represented by Eddie Murphy, a local street character that Josh has run into on occasion. The action begins from here as they scheme and concoct plans to get their money back. Staying under the radar of the local FBI presents its own challenges and roadblocks to their plans, but the plan does somehow come to completion. This lm has a cast of actors that have done tremendous work in the past and they deliver in this lm, yet they seem to have been held back by the script or director. The laughs are there but few and the action, though entertaining, has also been limited. With this group of talented players, more was expected in the delivery. Alan Alda was urbane and witty, while Eddie Murphy was quiet in his comedy and Ben Stiller was really just Ben Stiller in another job. These ne actors were some how not allowed to show their usual genius in what could have been a much better lm. This action comedy, though enjoyable, needed more of both.option! Somewhere in between, cheerleaders have several two to three hour long practices and workouts required to perform a complex set of technical skills. In addition, there are appearances, pep rallies, cheering for several sports and the local events to add to an already busy collegiate schedule. As cheerleaders, DeAngelo and Froeba represent the Florida Gators and people recognize them on campus, in the community and out at night. They always have to present Cheerleaders cont. from pg. 1 Need Customers? 886-4919

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Please contact the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information. The Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale will perform a free concert on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road. A freewill o ering will be taken and a reception will follow. This concert is sponsored by the On the Riverbank Fine Arts Series. The Chorale will perform Handels Zadok the Priest Coronation Anthem, Brittens Festival Te Deum and the Gloria by Francis Poulenc. The Gloria was premiered in 1961 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Pro Musica Chorus and is considered a new masterwork of the 20th century. For more information please visit www.jmcsings.org. If you ask children what they like most about the Jewish holiday of Purim, theyll most likely answer, wearing a costume and parading in the synagogue. Since no traditional Purim costume is complete without a mask, crown, tiara and/or grogger (noisemaker), the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville has planned a program for children aged ve through 12 where each child can design and create one of these items on Sunday, February 26 at Reddi-Arts, located at 1037 Hendricks Avenue. Two sessions will be held: 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and each session is limited to 12 children. The cost is $10 for the rst child and $5 for each additional child in the same household. The fee includes instruction by local artists and all supplies. You may pay online at www.jewishjacksonville. org or send a check to: Shalom Jacksonville, Jewish Federation, 8505 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32217. Please list names and ages of all participants and designate preferred session. For additional information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Hear JuCoby, CEO/President of Clara White Mission, present Tap for Building Lives on the Rock of God-as a mother, wife and community advocate at a Mandarin United Methodist Women meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. JuCoby is a dedicated advocate for equality in developing and implementing programs for the homeless, veterans, ex-o enders, youth and low-income in our community. She was recognized on the Today Show by Al Roker for success in empowering, sustaining and rebuilding lives. Please call 268-5549 to reserve a seat. Timothy Tuller, organist and choir master, will conduct the St. Johns Cathedral Choir in an Evensong for the rst Sunday in Lent on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Music includes Libera me by Bruckner, Kyrie from Mass in G Minor by Vaughan Willams, Miserere Mei by Byrd, O Vos Omnes by Casals and Save us, O Lord by Bairstow. The service music includes the Magni cat and Nunc Dimittis Aston and Preces and Responses by Barnard. The program is open to all, with a nursery available. For additional information, please call 356-5507.Two national experts on autism will speak in Jacksonville at the fourth annual Autism Symposium: Current Medical Evidence and Interventions Regarding Autism, presented by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, UF/ Jacksonville and Nemours Childrens Clinic. The public is invited to attend the symposium, set for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the University Center at the University of North Florida. The symposium will address medical evidence about the causes of autism as well as strategies in treating children with the disorder. Guest lecturers are: Ami Klin, PhD, a professor and chief, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and director, Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. He is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar at Emory University. Dr. Klin is an internationally known psychologist and researcher. He is the former director of the Yale Child Study Center, Autism Program at Yale University School of Medicine.Autism Symposium features national expertsInvitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com Celine A. Saulnier, an assistant professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics Emory University School of Medicine, and clinical director of research, Marcus Autism Center, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Saulnier, is a former associate research scientist, Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors are encouraged to attend. Lunch is included in the $45 registration fee. 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To ensure that this great natural resource is protected for generations to come, we must build New St. Johns Riverkeeper announcedon St. Johns Riverkeepers past accomplishments and continue our campaign for a clean and healthy river, said Rinaman. For years, my passion has been working to identify opportunities to advance legislative and policy initiatives that protect the environment and our waterways. I am honored to once again have the chance to combine my advocation with my vocation for the betterment of the St. Johns River. As a former senior-sta member for Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, Rinaman has extensive experience building consensus around issues and was instrumental in implementing numerous initiatives and policies that directly improved the environment. Locally, her e orts included leading the creation and implementation of irrigation, fertilizer and Florida Friendly landscaping ordinances to better protect the St. Johns and local waterways. She also played instrumental roles in helping secure state funding for water quality improvements, organizing the citys highly successful Manatee Protection Plan, and pushing for programs to ful ll the citys commitment in the River Accord. For the past two years, Rinaman has also served as a member of the St. Johns Riverkeeper Water Policy Group (WPG), a group that advocates for water conservation and reuse and policies that are more protective of our water resources. She has provided critical expertise, helping the WPG to formulate its priorities and develop and implement e ective strategies. For years, Lisa has served as a tremendous advocate for the river in Jacksonville and Tallahassee. Under Lisas leadership, our community can be con dent that their voices will be heard and the interests of the river will be well-served when these issues are on the table, said Armingeon. We are fortunate that someone with Lisas relationships, talents, integrity and commitment will be representing our organization and our mission to publicly address and resolve the issues that are impacting the health of our river, said Jimmy Orth, Executive Director. Shes tough-minded yet tactful, passionate yet pragmatic, and has outstanding communication skills, experience, and a successful track record of getting things done. The St. Johns Riverkeeper organization is a 501(c)(3) nonpro t that works on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. More information is available at the organizations web site, www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses!Call Today!886-4919

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Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol rank as the top ve primary contributing factors Did you know the St. Johns River is Floridas longest river and one of just a handful of rivers worldwide that ow north? Did you know the St. Johns River is 310 miles long and the drop in elevation from its origin to its mouth is just 30 feet? That is less than an inch per mile. Did you know the St. Johns ows at a speed of 1/3 mile per hour making it a lazy river? Did you know the St. Johns River is known as a blackwater stream because of its tea or co ee colored water which is caused by the leaching of tannins from decaying leaves in its watershed? The St. Johns River is a fascinating body of water, rich in a 10,000 year history. Although many people think of the St. Johns as a North Florida river, it actually originates in the St. Johns Marsh just west of Vero Beach in South Florida. It is primarily fed by rainfall but receives a signi cant amount of its water from the Florida Aquifer. Early Spanish explorers rst named the St. Johns Rio de Corrientes which means River of Currents. Later on in 1562 when the French established an outpost called Ft. Caroline, they named the river River de Mai, which meant River of May. In 1565 the Spanish renamed the Northeast Florida Conservatory recently received grants totaling $40,000, including $20,000 from an anonymous donor and $20,000 from Spanx Inc. founder Sara Blakely. Blakely has donated the funds in memory of Laura Pooley, the daughter of Conservatory founder Richard Dickson and his wife, Janet. Blakely recently appeared in The New Yorker and Forbes magazines and has appeared on Oprahs show among others. Everyone talks about Spanx! The Conservatory has a planned project called Lauras Friends, whose purpose is to United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateImproving your oddsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 in accidents. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 19 percent of the deaths. From that information, the preparation to being as safe as you and your passengers can be on the water clearly includes three simple actions everyone wears a life jacket while the operator doesnt drink alcohol and has taken a boating safety course. Even the factors of inattention, lookout and speed would be improved by having received instruction. And the best route for that instruction is through contact with experienced instructors who provide the right emphasis and immediate feedback to questions. The Auxiliary provides that opportunity through its most popular course, About Boating Safely. Especially important for boat operators aged 24 or younger, Florida law requires boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988 to pass an approved boating safety course and carry the resulting Florida Boating Safety Education Identi cation Card along with a picture ID. For 2012, Flotilla 14-8 will present the one day course in the Mandarin area on Saturdays including February 11, March 3, April 14, May 12, June 23, July 14, August 11, September 15, October 13 and November 10. The convenient location is the Stellar Building, located at 2900 Hartley Road, just o San Jose Boulevard on the north side of Interstate 295. The class will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. A fee of $25 is charged for each student and just $5 more for the second member of a family. Please call Bob Strong at 721-1346 for speci cs, to register or to nd out when and where similar courses are o ered in the Jacksonville area. Captain Davids Fishing ReportSt. Johns River is fascinating body of waterBy Captain David Lifkariver Rio de San Juan or St. Johns River. The St. Johns River played an active role during the Civil War with the sinking of more than 12 ships in 1864. Among those sunken ships was the Maple Leaf which was sunk just o Mandarin Point by a Confederate mine. The St. Johns is host and home to many hundreds of species of plants and wildlife. Over 183 species of sh share the river from its beginning to its end. Many of those di erent species are available right here for our angling pleasure throughout the year. There are many ways the St. Johns has and continues to in uence all that surrounds it. Commercially, recreationally, economically and environmentally are just some of the e ects it has on us here, but its greatest e ect on us is its daily presence providing us with so many di erent ways to use, admire and appreciate Floridas longest river. Fishing Report: Until weather worsens, you can still take a chance on a red sh or two on the end of docks. Pretty days will be good for a bream bite. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Music School receives grants provide opportunities to children/schools/organizations where music is absent or limited and children are deprived or disenfranchised and have no access to music education and performance. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is now beginning its second year as a non-pro t community school of the arts and member of National Guild for Community Arts Education and New Horizons Music International Association. The distinguished faculty consists of Jacksonville Symphony players and college music instructors. Whether out on Sundays or looking for a way to enjoy a Sunday outing, come on over to the corner of Brady and Mandarin Roads to stroll through the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Local produce, honey, homemade foods, handmade crafts and community interest booths all await you! The Visit the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on rst and third Sundays!By Contributing Writer Susie ScottOlde Mandarin Corner (OMCM) even o ers a book swapbring one, take one! Inspired by the Riverside Arts Market, OMCM will continue to operate after the December end to the Riverside venue to provide Mandarin with access to a di erent way to shop locally. Free and open to the public, there is plenty of free parking on the grounds of the historic Mandarin Community Club where you can enjoy the outdoors while shopping in the booths located under the giant oaks. Scheduled upcoming OMCM spring dates are February 5 and 19 and March 4. 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The workshop is open to members and non-members alike, including experienced and beginners, young (with a parent) and old. We will be working on Kingsville boxwoods Buxus microphylla. The fee is $30, which in-The Mandarin boys basketball team is slowly building up to their post season. Losing just four seniors from the previous year, the Mustangs hope to make it further in the playo s and surpass their record of 1412 from last year. Kameron Mitchell, point guard for the Mustangs, leads the team along with the four other seniors: Thomas Ginn, Robby Murray, Christian Colon and Imran Alnahdy. Mitchell has put up some impressive stats averaging 23.4 points per game. His e orts are aided by wings Alnahdy and Ginn as well as junior Myers Kampfe. All of the boys work hard to prepare themselves for their next game and are extremely dedicated. When asked about his players, Coach Terry McCarter replied, I have great kids that work hard. During practice the team works on fundamentals, a vital part of the game. Coach McCarter, aided by Coach Thaddeus Boggs, scatters several drills National Signing Day on February 1: Dozens of local high school athletes will be making their college choices o cial on Wednesday, February 1. Each year, the rst Wednesday in February is known as National Signing Day. Its the rst day that the NCAA allows high school football players to sign letters of intent to the colleges of their choice. Most top recruits in the area have already decided where they will be playing college football. The verbal commitments that these young men have made to the programs of their choice are non-binding until they sign an o cial letter of intent on February 1. Bolles o ensive tackle John Theus is the top-rated prospect in the area according to several recruiting websites. He has been verbally committed to the University of Georgia since this past summer. First Coast High School wide receiver Chris Black will sign with the University of Alabama while quarterback Nathan Peterman graduated from Bartram Trail High School in December in order to enroll early at the University of Tennessee. College Basketball heats up in February: As March Madness approaches, the college basketball games on the schedule during the month of February will determine which teams could be contenders in the NCAA Tournament. The University of Florida lost in overtime to Butler in the Elite Eight last year. This year, the Gators hope to make the Final Four for the fth time in school history. On Tuesday, February 7, the Gators will visit Kentucky, one of the top teams in the country. Then on Saturday, Rotary Club of Mandarins Laugh for Charity Event Dont miss the event of the year, hosted by the Rotary Club of Mandarin 100% of the ticket proceeds will benet the Mandarin Williams YMCA & the Clarke School for Hearing and Speech.Thursday, March 22, 2012 The Comedy Zone Ramada Conference Center 3130 Hartley Road, Jacksonville 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, Hors d Oeuvres & Silent Auction 7:30 p.m. Comedy Show Live Auction Tickets $50 each. Send order with checks made payable to Rotary Club of Mandarin Mail checks to: Jolly Zingaro, PO Box 23376, Jax., FL 32241 Phone: 904.282.1945 Email: JollyZing@AOL.com Title Sponsors MHS Sports Round UpBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthroughout the practice as well. We work on game situations and shooting which is our strongest asset, remarked Coach McCarter. Throughout practice, the Mustangs work on defense, ball control and other aspects of the game including game situations to better them and hopefully ready them for victory. The team has been putting forth much e ort in practice to reward them in their games and excite the crowd that gathers to watch them work their magic. The Sixth Man Club regularly attends to encourage their fellow Mustangs with their witty cheers and roaring support. Atlantic Coast, a big rival of Mandarin, pulled out a victory over the Mustangs in their rst game on December 12 towards the beginning of their season. The nail biter left Mandarin short of the one point needed to tie the game up. But Mandarin improved through the course of their season and rallied back to beat the Stingrays by 12 points in their second match-up against each other on January 6. This promising game shows the boys potential as they push to better themselves and prepare for post season. Now, with their season wrapping up, the Mustangs are pulling to move up in their district play after having lost by one point to Flagler Palm Coast back in November as well as losing to Sandalwood by more than 10 points. The boys will play away at Bishop Kenny on February 3 and the District Tournament will be held at Mandarin High School on February 10.Bonsai workshop at Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Joseph Stumpfcludes the six hours of instruction, tree, pot, soil, wire and use of tools (no need to buy tools or supplies). Just bring yourself and enjoy the art and horticulture of bonsai. Please contact Joseph Stumpf at 309-0887 or Josh Brown at (309) 838-0259 for more information.Local Sports SceneBy Chad Cushnir February 11, UF has the chance to avenge a loss from earlier in the season when Tennessee travels to Gainesville. The game after that will be on Valentines Day in Tuscaloosa against an Alabama team that began the season ranked in the Top 25. This three-game stretch should tell us a lot about Floridas chances to make some noise in March. The biggest challenge on Florida States schedule this month will come on Thursday, February 23 when Duke visits Tallahassee. On Friday, February 24, UNF will visit JU for the regular season nale for both teams. This game will be played at Veterans Memorial Arena. For the Ospreys, it should be a tune up for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. The Dolphins have struggled this season, therefore they will not qualify for the conference tournament. Quick Hits: The college baseball season begins on Friday, February 17. Florida, FSU, UNF and JU will all begin their seasons that day. The Gators appear to have a strong team returning. Last season, they were the national runners-up after losing to South Carolina in the nals of the College World Series. The NASCAR season will rev up this month in Daytona culminating with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 26. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine February 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Congratulations Pat Crossenfor being the #1 Sales Associate in the Watson Realty 17 consecutive years! It has been my pleasure to have served this community for over 33 years as a real estate consultant! I want to thank all of my loyal clients, friends & family for making it possible. I look forward to serving you for many more years! Keep on Crossen the bridge to your dream home! Sincerely, Pat 635-1399 Home Improvement GuideWhether it needs repairing, replacing, painting, or whatever, youll find the right person for the job!March & April issues of Mandarin NewsLine On December 10, 2011, KTiger TaeKwonDo school competed in the 2011 Florida State Team Trial Championship in Tampa, Florida and won handsomely. The medals spanned the entire range of events from forms and sparring to breaking and demos. All told, the school came home with 24 gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals. Mentored by Master Kim, who has a lot of experience in Olympic-style sparring and Mr. Ahn coaching on the sidelines during the tournament, KTiger students consistently rose to a level of sparring excellence and now have the medals to prove it. The demo team won a beautiful trophy. Their techniques were more traditional and disciplined; consequently, they had colored belts that competed easily against other demo teams consisting of black belts. Lawns are pretty much dormant right now, but the grass will be growing again soon. This year, how would you like some free fertilizer for your lawn? Of course you would. If whoever mows your lawn bags the grass clippings when the lawn is mowed, they are throwing away some good lawn fertilizer. Lose the bags and leave the clippings were they fall. Each bag of clippings you throw away can contain up to one quarter of a pound of organic nitrogen. Think about this: what could be better for feeding the grass than grass itself? So Im hearing some of you saying the clippings clump up and are unattractive. But they wont clump up if the grass is dry, which it should be. Mowing wet grass would produce clumps, but mowing wet grass is not recommended and should be avoided. TaeKwonDo school earns medals at recent tournamentBy Contributing Writer Ralph BrownDanny Kim competed against six other black belts and won the gold in forms. He was only promoted six months ago, but he did better than the other, more experienced black belts, due to KTigers high standards and more modernized teaching of the forms. All KTiger students are united and the families are very supportive of the dedication involved. Students and their families work as a team that promotes hard work and discipline, yet fun.Free fertilizer for your lawn By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Camille Hunter with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Clippings may also form clumps if you let the grass get too tall before mowing, so dont do that. Mow most St. Augustine grasses when the grass is about four inches high, cutting it back to three inches and you shouldnt have any clumping. You really shouldnt even see the little one-inch clips. What about thatch, that thick layer of spongy matter? Isnt that caused by layers of grass clippings? The answer is absolutely not. Thatch is a spongy layer of dead and living shoots, stems and roots that build up over time. Thatch occurs primarily because of too much fertilizer, especially nitrogen, plus improper mowing and over watering. Lawn clippings do not contribute to thatch. From a purely environmental point of view, keeping your clippings on the grass also keeps them out of the land lls, already overburdened in Florida. I recently saw a statistic claiming up to 20 percent of total municipal waste was our yard waste. There are a couple of times when you should consider bagging lawn clippings. If you have mature weeds in the lawn and they are producing seed heads it is best to haul them away with the trash and keep them o the lawn. Also remove the clippings if you are dealing with a lawn disease to avoid spreading it. Okay, so heres a summary. Grass clippings are a valuable resource. They are free organic fertilizer. Leaving them on the lawn recycles nutrients. It reduces the time and money spent on lawn care because you need way less fertilizer and dont have bags of trimmings to deal with. A lot of lawns get by on just the clippings. We give our lawn a small fertilization a year and let the clippings do the rest. If mowed properly, clippings should not clump. If you do see clumps just spread them around. Check your mower blades and if they are dull, see that they get sharpened. Mow when the lawn is dry and never let the grass get taller than four inches. Dont over-fertilize or water to excess. Such poor lawn practices lead to thatch and increased disease, insects and weeds. Save money, help the environment and take the easy way out. Let the clippings fall where they may. Free PapersWorking For You Will the Internet kill your free community paper? Did instant co ee kill co ee?New technologies change many things. But not everything. You may tweet, blog, surf, shop, or search online but you continue to read your free community paper. You just proved it. Readership of free community papers is now higher than paid daily papers, and continues to grow. Rather than being replaced by instant media, your local free community paper has become an important part of our neighborhood. e reason, which sometimes is not heard because of all the noise about the Internet, is pretty obvious: your free community paper does what the Internet doesnt. We promote connections at a local level. Free papers join readers and advertisers in ways digital media doesnt. In fact, the local content and power of your free paper makes advertising even more e ective. We are the number one medium for driving purchases. ats important in every product category. Including co ee. 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(1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 6/31/12 Ann Silverness, DVM,CCRTMandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort3003 Hartley Road Jacksonville, FL 32257 904-268-0477www.mandarinlandingah.comCIV no longer mandatory for pet boarding Bordatella now done annually Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.Remember February is Pet Dental Month 10% o Cleanings Mike Mularkey was named head coach of the Jaguars on January 11, 2012. Mularkey has 18 years of NFL coaching experience including two seasons as a head coach and eight as an o ensive coordinator. In ve of the eight seasons he was a coordinator Mularkeys team went to the playo s. Prior to Jacksonville, his previous coaching stops were at Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, Bu alo, Miami and Atlanta. Mularkey is the fourth head coach in Jaguars history, including Mel Tucker who served as interim head coach for the nal ve games of the 2011 season. A veteran of 27 years in the NFL, Mularkey played nine seasons as a tight end for the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ft. Lauderdale, Florida native attended the University of Florida, where he played tight end before being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1983. Mularkey, 50, spent the past four seasons (2008-11) as o ensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons, a team that advanced to the postseason in three of Jaguars UpdateMeet Mike Mularkey, Head Coach of the Jacksonville Jaguarsthose four seasons. The Falcons produced a 43-21 mark in Mularkeys tenure, the fth-best record in the NFL. Over the four seasons the Falcons o ense ranked ninth in total yards (354.8 per game) in the NFL, seventh in points (24.5), eighth in rushing yards (125.7), third in fewest turnovers (84), fourth in fewest sacks allowed (93) and sixth in third down conversions (44.2). The Falcons produced the top two single-season totals in team history for yards per game during Mularkeys tenure (2008, 2011). In 2010, Mularkey was named Coordinator of the Year by The Sporting News. That season the Falcons set a franchise record for rst downs (353) and scored the third-most points (414, 25.8 avg.) in team history. Mularkey served as head coach of the Bu alo Bills from 2004-05, leading the club to a 14-18 overall record. In his rst season he directed the Bills to their rst winning season in ve years with a 9-7 record as the club tallied wins in nine of its nal 12 games. The 2004 campaign is the last time the Bills have posted a winning record. From 1996-2003, Mularkey spent eight seasons on the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching sta under head coach Bill Cowher, including the last three years as o ensive coordinator. Under Mularkeys direction as coordinator, the Steelers nished third and fth, respectively, in the NFL in total o ense in his rst two years. The Steelers led the NFL in rushing in 2001 with a 173.4-yard average per game, nishing that campaign with a 13-3 record and an AFC Central Division title while advancing to the AFC Championship game. In 2001 Mularkey tutored quarterback Kordell Stewart, who threw for 3,109 yards and was voted to the Pro Bowl.Mularkey entered the NFL coaching ranks in 1994 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as quality control coach before he was promoted to tight ends coach the following season. Drafted in the ninth round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1983, Mularkey played nine seasons in the NFL. He was released by the 49ers at the end of his rst training camp and was signed by Minnesota. He spent the next six seasons with the Vikings before being signed as a Plan B free agent in 1989 by the Steelers, where he played for three seasons. Mularkey concluded his career with 102 receptions for 1,222 yards and nine touchdowns in 114 games played. Ernie1 year old Labrador Retriever mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Jacksonville Humane SocietyThis handsome fellow is named Ernie. He is a 1-year old Labrador Retriever mix who has been at JHS since August 2011. Ernie is a very smart boy who loves to play catch, knows how to sit and stay and gets along well with other dogs. At the end of the day he would love to curl up and snuggle with you. Wont you please come in and give Ernie a home today!? A graduate of Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mularkey played quarterback and earned a scholarship to the University of Florida. He was a three-year letterman at tight end for the Gators from 1979-82. He and his wife, Betsy, have two sons, Patrick, a scouting assistant with the Jaguars and Shane, a student at the University of North Carolina. Thanks f or reading... Mandarin NewsLine! On Friday, January 6, 2012, a special assembly was held in St. Johns Country Day Schools Performing Arts Center to honor 10 students selected for membership in the Cum Laude Society. Newly inducted members include seniors Pilar Brito, Austin Engelbrecht, Lane Poquette and William Stokes and juniors David Karnani, Allison Killea, Caroline Robbins, Niko Stroh, Natalie Torres, and Natalie Shaykh. Now and then, the Cum Laude Society welcomes into its membership a St. Johns teacher whose admirable contributions to the schools academic program and whose devotion to teaching warrant his or her 53rd Cum Laude Society induction held induction into this exclusive society. This year the Society is honored to induct new headmaster Edward M. Ellison. The Cum Laude Society is a national organization whose purpose is to accord recognition for outstanding scholastic achievement. The rst chapter was established in 1906 at the Tome School in Port Deposit, Maryland by Dr. Abram W. Harris. Dr. Harris envisioned a Society, modeled after the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest and most respected college honors organization in the United States. One hundred and ve years later the Cum Laude Society includes 344 chapters nation-wide.

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