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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Third Thursday Lecture Page 9 Mandarin Museum Page 10 More Art Festival! Page 12 Youth Arts Update Page 13 Summer Camp Guide Page 15 MHS Happenings Page 17 Youth Scene Page 18 MHS Sports Page 20 Constitution Page 21 Faith News Page 23 Job Finder Page 24 Fishing Report Page 25 Movie Review Page 26 Mandarin Womens Club cruise Page 27 Gardening SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 6, Issue 8 May 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats not to love about the Mandarin Art Festival? Its a great place for families to spend time together and enjoy beautiful art work, jewelry and weather. With that being said, the 44th annual Mandarin Art Festival hosted by the Mandarin Community Club (www. mandarincommunityclub.org) on Easter weekend proved to be another great success. Visiting the rst grade classrooms of Loretto Elementary School takes you to a row of bright white portable buildings separated by your typical dull grey concrete sidewalk. Little spots of grass and dirt line the sidewalk to the portables. To say spots of grass is really an overstatement as there is more dirt and weeds than grass. To put it simply, it is a stark and not very inviting path. Well that has begun to change with the blossoming of an oasis in front of Andrea Bird watching enthusiasts from the Mandarin area may have heard the rumor of a rare, exotic ock of birds seen stopping in their travels at our Walter Jones Park recently. Its true! On Tuesday, March 21, members of the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club, led by the world renowned bird watching a cionado, member and former president of the local Audubon Society, Carole Community enjoys annual eventMandarin Art Festival brings the fun once again...for the 44th timeBy Megan CrawfordBirding with Dogwood CircleAmateur ornithologists tour with local expertBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Ross, Mandarin Garden Club Adams, spent an enjoyable few hours viewing the local world through binocular lenses. One does not garden in the Mandarin area without realizing that in addition to our providing beautiful surroundings for ourselves, were providing perfect feeding and breeding grounds for our feathered residents, both permanent and temporary. Adams shared a eld We all know that children have amazing imaginations; this fact proved to be true during the Mandarin Art Festivals Childrens Art Show. The energy of the art work by kids of all ages truly came to life as people bought goodies from the bake sale and witnessed childrens art lessons. Chris Buckley, the woman responsible for making this exhibit possible, says the judges always have a hard time deciding which child will receive rst, second and third place for their grade group. The fact that these kids are able to produce such amazing works of art is truly impressive, especially considering that it took many well-known adult artists years to master the same skill. As usual, many di erent forms of art were for sale. For instance hand crafted silk embroidery by Don Tran from St. Louis, Minnesota, was gazed upon with amazement while Tran practiced his craft for others to watch. To see more of his embroidery, visit www. embroidery.7p.com. If youre into quirky art, then the artist to see was Je rey Kennedy from Palm Coast Florida. Attendees of all ages got a kick out of his whimsical sculptures, such as Potty Mouth, which can be viewed along with his other works at je reykennedyart.com. Of course, the art festival Art Festival cont. on pg. 10Loretto Elementary rst grade class plants oasis with a bubble gum treeBy Karl KennellKims rst grade classroom. Parent volunteer Danielle Carwell stepped up to lead a planting party to spruce up the area in front of Kims classroom. Carwell described the project as an investment in our school environment for the kids this year as well as in the future. The classs parents pooled funds to buy plants from Halls Ace Hardware at a discount. On the Wednesday before Spring Break, the party cleaned out the grass and weeds, prepped the ground and installed the plants, which included purple pentas, a Robellini Palm, cute white wire low fence and of course the Bubble Gum tree. You surely are asking, Just Loretto Oasis cont. on pg. 16 Bird watchers cont. on pg. 13 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-866-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. 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.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. 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Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Memorial Day May 28th w w i t t h h f amil y an d d f riends and g reat t t a a s s tin g food from Whol e F oods M M a rk et W e feature seafood, W W p p o o u u l t r y and meats raised withou t y y a a n t t i i b b iotics an d growt h h ormones.* F ed d er er al al F F r re gu l ati on n s s pr o h i b it th e u s e o f ho ho rm o ne s in ra i s i n g pork and poultr y r r y y I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d 10601 SAN JOSE BL $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! VALID AT WHOLE FOODS MARKET JACKSONVILLE ONLY. NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER OR TM DISCOUNT CARD. NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR GIFT CARDS. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. NO COPIES, DUPLICATIONS OR FACSIMILES WILL BE ACCEPTED. VALID THROUGH 5/31/12 simply SUMMERgatherings SALE20% o case wine May 25May 28mix & match OK There will be a community meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. (refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.) at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road to discuss the re-zoning/development at the corner of Oak Blu and San Jose Boulevard. Scheduled to attend are representatives from the developer and Chick- l-A, representatives from City of Jacksonville Planning Department and City of Jacksonville District 6 Councilman Matt Schellenberg. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call the Mandarin Community Club at 268-1622. The Friends of the South Mandarin Library will have their rst meeting on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Directions for the new group in support of the library will be discussed and o cers selected. Board members of the city-wide Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library will be on hand, including Friends president Harry Reagan. It is the goal of the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library to form a chapter at each library location. The Italian American Club will be participating in the World of Nations Celebration at Metropolitan Park on May 3, 4, 5 and 6. We welcome our Mandarin neighbors to come and see us! We will have homemade sausage and peppers, pizza, delicious desserts, Italian ices, souvenirs and so much more. Come and say hi! Also, mark your calendars for our upcoming craft festival at our club on June 2. There will be lots of vendors, our fabulous food, desserts, souvenirs and more. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters will be kicking o the 2012 Memorial Day weekend festivities with a special Salute to Veterans breakfast to help provide essential services for Jacksonville veterans in need. The event will be held Thursday, May 24, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Fire Fighter Hall, located at 618 Stockton Street. Breakfast will be provided by your Jacksonville Fire Fighters. Proceeds from this event bene t the City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Trust Fund, a non-pro t in place to provide essential social services to Jacksonville veterans in need, at no cost to the veteran. Tickets for the event are $50 each, with tables for 10 going for $450 and can be purchased online by visiting The Jacksonville Fire Fighter Charities Salute To Veterans page. For more information, please contact Mark Treglio, director of public relations for the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters at 219-8657. 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 First Coast Koi Club is having its annual Pond Tour on Saturday May 19. This self guided tour features over a dozen varieties of koi ponds and water gardens ranging from traditional Japanese water gardens to the extreme eclectic. Each pond represents the owners taste and personalities. Please come and experience all koi keeping and water gardening has to o er. For more information, please contact the FCKC president Libby Mattingly at 733-6831. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free. Check the website for more details: www. rstcoastkoiclub. com. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will have their end of year celebration on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the club. Fun, food and games are planned. Children ages ve through 18 are welcome with a parent. Buzz on by and join in the fun! Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The River City Womens Club will hold its luncheon meeting on May 16 at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Following the meeting and lunch, the Brown Bag Auction, a charity fundraiser, will be held with members and guests participating. The cost of the lunch is $15.50. For more information or reservations, please call 2628719 by Thursday, May 10.Whats New cont. on pg. 4 COPIES OF THIS ONLINE ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Mandarin Womens Club will meet on May 24 at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program will be on professional secrets to improve your photographs, including natural light verses ash, what causes red eye and more and will be presented by award winning portrait artist Betsy Snow. Club membership is open to all women. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for nonmembers and reservations are required; please call Iris at 268-2459 by May 19. For more information about the club, be sure to visit our new website at www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold its Spring Fling Dance on Friday, May 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00p.m. The cost is $5 per person and is open to all over age 21. Bring your own snacks and the Senior Center is will providing beverages, dessert, fabulous music and a good time. The Mandarin Senior Center is located at 3848 Hartley Road. For more information, please call the center at 262-7309. 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 From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood. Just 6 homes remaining! Call today to reserve yours!Luxurious. Affordable. Exceptional. Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Call us We Love Competition.Since 1990 Tiny TreasuresWe buy, sell, trade and consign women and childrens clothing and childrens equipment10111-09 San Jose Blvd. Jax, FL 32257 Next to Tropical Smoothie 904-262-9712www.tinytreasuresresaleboutique.comWomen and Childrens Upscale/Resale Mr. Mayor, we do not need any more grandiose plans. An NBA team and a national swim meet are not, in my opinion, coming to Jacksonville anytime in the near future. We simply do not have the facilities. What the citizens of Mandarin and Jacksonville need and want from City Hall is for basic city services to be done more e ectively and e ciently. Paying a Sports Commissioner $179,000 per year (the same position was paid only $55,000 last year), a former NBA player $60,000 per year and a former aide $98,000 per year (who was only making $65,000 last year and who is supposedly quali ed as the Director of Special Events because she helped organize Mayor Browns Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast), is absolutely ridiculous, especially when they are given such unattainable goals. $342,000 per year is a large amount for the taxpayers to be doling out in hopes of attracting major sporting events. At this point, there are Whats New cont. from pg. 3many other things we should be focused on. How about the pension crisis, for example? And a crisis, it is. I know I have mentioned this in past articles, but without immediate action, we, the citizens of Jacksonville, are faced with an exorbitant and escalating nancial burden which will eventually consume most of our resourcesyet we continue to kick the can down the road. But hey, maybe well get an NBA team! Photo ops and press conferences are fun, but the real work, the nitty-gritty of city business, is being left undone. We need to buckle-down and confront some of these issues. The taxpayers deserve an e ciently run government managed by quali ed people. Lets stick to doing what government should be doing: providing core services to its citizens. The private sector can handle the rest. District news: If you did not attend the Mandarin Art Festival in April, you missed a wonderful time. Many artists from Jacksonville were there, including one artist from as far away as Delaware. The festival epitomizes what Mandarin is all about: Supporting local talent and embracing the beauty of the outdoors. Also, I recently met with the Nonpro t Center of Northeast Florida, a group that is doing incredible work here in Jacksonville. They have launched a web-based community resource called The Link (www.thenonpro tlink.org). The Link o ers an interactive map of nonpro t organizations within Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties; a database of nonpro t services; a directory of community needs and available resources, and more. I know these are trying economic times. If you need assistance, please contact them or visit their website. Finally, I will be having a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Loretto Elementary School. Please stop by so we can further discuss the issues facing our city and our district. God bless, Matt Schellenberg Councilman, District 6 Matts@coj.net 630-1388 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 Olde Mandarin Corner Market (OMCM), sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club, returns May 6. Featuring local produce, specialty foods, arts and crafts, the OMCM is held on select Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads (adjacent to the Mandarin Community Club building). There is no admission and ample free parking is available. Upcoming dates are May 6, May 20, June 3 and June 17. For more information, please visit www.oldemandarincornermarket.com. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail.com or 253-0586. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Blvd South. The breakfast social will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by our Club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed meeting room in the restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Councilman Robin Whats New cont. on pg. 7 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Call us today to learn about the latest no-downtime cosmetic dermatologic procedures and products our practice has to offer.Aging gracefully has now arrived. Mark S. Cheiken, DO Board Certied Dermatologist Tiffany McMurray, ARNP-BC The extensive search for our new Superintendent has begun. Our goal is to name the Districts new leader this summer. Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools, and serves approximately 125,000 students. Our vision is that every student will graduate from Duval County Public Schools with the knowledge and skills to be successful in postsecondary education and the workforce. Our mission is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will allow all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world. We believe that the academic success of every student is our top priority. The superintendent search will involve our entire community. The process will be transparent at every turn and an Envisioning Committee has been established to help frame the process. The committee consists of one representative from various community and civic organizations and also includes the extra weight of seven parents, seven teachers, seven principals and seven students. Each board member has selected one parent, teacher, principal and student to serve on the Envisioning Committee. The meetings will be School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7video streamed on our website for additional visibility. After the FCAT testing period, the board will host a series of meetings with school and district sta groups. Community meetings will also be held throughout Jacksonville to receive input. A survey will also be made available on line. Please check out the Duval County Public Schools website at www.duvalschools.org for more information or call the board o ce at 390-2293 for any questions you may have. This is an exciting time for all Duval County, as we transition to the next level in hiring the very best superintendent to make the Duval County School System the best urban, suburban, rural, district in the state and nation. Important Dates: May 1: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive May 23: Student Early Release Day May 28: Memorial Day (Schools and District O ces Closed Thought for the Month: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy AdamsJAX Chamber board passes resolutionsThe JAX Chamber board of directors passed two resolutions supporting the City of Jacksonvilles economic development legislation to create a Downtown Investment Authority (bill 20120212) and Public Investment Policy (bill 2012-0213). The JAX Chamber is focused on driving quality economic growth in this region, said Tom Van Berkel, JAX Chamber chair and chairman and CEO of The Main Street America Group. Developing Downtown and making economic development e cient and e ective are critical to our regions success. As the City Council considers the Downtown Investment Authority and Public Investment Policy, we want them to know the Chambers Board of Directors fully supports both bills. The Downtown Investment Authority resolution stated that developing Downtown Jacksonville is an ongoing priority for the Chamber, and it has extensively researched best practices on how to revitalize the urban core of Jacksonville by analyzing the success of benchmark cities. The Chambers board is supportive of a lead Downtown agency that will provide consistent leadership to implement a long-term plan and facilitate the development of a strong core where local and national businesses can thrive. The resolution also stated that the JAX Chamber will advocate the City of Jacksonville determine a permanent funding structure for the Authority. A lead Downtown agency is needed to take responsibility and become a focal point for the varied interest groups that support Downtown growth and development, said Charlie Hood, chair of the JAX Chambers Public Policy Committee and vice president of public a airs at Rayonier. The resolution in support of the Public Investment Policy stated that the proposed legislation will help attract and grow businesses in Jacksonville, creating new investment and jobs in the community. Revising the City of Jacksonvilles economic development program will make our city a more attractive location for business expansions and relocations, Hood said. The board was supportive of shortening the economic development project review and approval process. These changes will give Jacksonville a competitive advantage to close high-value economic development projects, Van Berkel said. 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

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Careriver garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-4376 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com 23 Years Experience Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on StaTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Open Saturdays 904-551-3026Catering Available Breakfast all day! Bayard The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffFor many of us our homes and our vehicles are two of our biggest investments. Our neighborhoods should be sources of pride that help our investments hold their value. As a public service, Id like to let you know about three important recent issues that impact neighborhood safety and what you can do to help. Keeping our neighborhoods safe and protecting lives and property, is the mission of this agency and our top priority at the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. Regulation of restricted metals: You may see this more often than you realize, but a truck backed up to an air conditioning unit of an unoccupied home or at a business after hours is very often a clue that there is a theft occurring. I am pleased to report that we had a win in the legislature this session, with the passage of Florida Statute 538 Regulation of Restricted Metals. As I have discussed in the past, in this very column, this type of property crime (theft of metals) rose dramatically from 20092011. This includes everything from residential and business air conditioning units, to the metal vases used graveside for owers, to the catalytic converters in automobiles. People steal this metal and then resell it as scrap, for cash. In addition to the personal violation people have su ered, our residents and business owners watched their costs in both materials and insurance coverage rise dramatically. Local legislation wasnt the solution, as I was certain that would only drive the criminals into neighboring counties to sell and scrap what they stole here. In my role as the Legislative Chair for the Florida Sheri s Association, my fellow Sheri s and I were able to win the support of many legitimate metal recycling business owner and then members of the Florida House and Senate. With the Governors signature, we will put restrictions on how recyclers and scrap metal companies can receive scrap from citizens and improve how they report these transactions to law enforcement, so we can spot crime patterns and trends. The new process will replicate the reporting now mandated of our pawn shops, which has greatly reduced the amount of stolen materials pawned in our area. Again, we remind citizens that if it looks suspicious, its OK to call us at 630-0500 (non-emergency) or 9-1-1 if you see a theft taking place. Organized schemes to defraud: One of the things that threaten neighborhood safety, not to mention the impact to our curb appeal and property values, is when a property is in some phase of foreclosure and falls into disrepair or has a lawn that isnt maintained. Especially if that property stands out in an otherwise well-kept neighborhood! These indicators are also a signal to the homeless and criminal element that there is an opportunity at hand to move in and squat or worse still, claim the property as their own and charge others rent to live there when the landlord never even had a right to the property in the rst place. It is called an organized scheme to defraud or acting as a real estate agent without a license and both are illegal. With the help of State Attorney Angela Coreys o ce, we arrested four individuals in March who were operating this kind of scheme in some very nice neighborhoods around town. All of the properties were in some state of foreclosure. Keep an eye out in your neighborhood for properties that look distressed or you know are unoccupied and for sale and there is sudden activity of people moving in or staying there. We encourage a spirit of community and ask that the able bodied neighbors do their best to mow and trim a lawn at a house that is empty, as this is a natural deterrent to the criminal element and helps the appearance of the entire neighborhood. JSO receives federal grant for cold case investigations: As you know, especially if you watch the ctionalized Hollywood version of murder cases and sex crimes, many crimes can be solved with DNA testing. This is not only good science, but an expectation we all have of our unsolved crimes. What you may not know is that just 20 short years ago, identifying suspects years after the crime had been committed wasnt even possible. Ten short years ago there was a law enforcement innovation called CODIS, where we could store the DNA ngerprints of those convicted and sentenced for serious crimes. Now we collect DNA materials routinely, but connecting our collection of DNA with any evidence from these older, unsolved crimes will take time and money. Both are scarce resources here at JSO. In 2011 the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce division of Continuing Improvement, along with our Crimes Against Persons division, applied for a federal grant to o set the cost of running any DNA testing possible on these older, cold cases. In November 2011 we received word that we received the grant. The $500,000 federal grant is dedicated speci cally to reviewing 302 homicide cold cases that occurred from 1990-2001. It also pays for the DNA testing of homicide and sexual assault cases that meet the criteria and are prosecutable. It also allows us to build a database, in anticipation of further advances in science and the possibility the other cases may be solved as technology and testing advance. This review will include 302 homicides that may have never been tested or cases where the advances in science mean that we can do better testing today; and cases where the detectives believe that the DNA evidence studied today might lead to a successful prosecution versus the older, less advanced testing that may have been done in the past. Our Crime Against Persons section has also begun reviewing 195 sexual assault cases, from the same time period. More sexual assault cases may be reviewed and possibly sent for testing, as the grant time period and money allows. To date we have sent for testing 36 homicide cases that have available forensic materials. I look forward to keeping you apprised of our success in taking some of these cases all the way to arrest and prosecution. All the information contained in this article, along with a lot more, is available on our website at www.jaxsheri org. To receive crime alerts, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can register for alerts about sexual predators and o enders in your neighborhood online; and learn how to join us in a variety of ways. Also, if you would like to work with the police each month on issues of concern in your neighborhood, please call 630-2120 or visit Community A airs at www.jaxsheri .org click on the Sheri s Advisory Council (ShAdCo) link. We appreciate all the citizens of Jacksonville who are engaging with us and share our commitment to keeping the historic, low crime rates we have achieved, as we move ahead in 2012. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 CRAFT FESTIVAL June 2, 2012 Free Admission! Italian American Club 2838 Westberry RoadEnjoy local vendors, delicious homemade Italian food, desserts, souvenirs and much more.904-262-5905/268-2882www.iacoacksonville.com Stocks and other equity securities are an important part of your investment mix, but you may also want to consider some xed income investments like municipal bonds whose income is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state; however, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Municipal bonds are issued by entities that use the funds raised from the sale of bonds to nance new streets, water and sewage systems, hospitals, parks and many other improvement projects. In return for the use of your money, the issuer promises to pay you not only the principal amount back when the bond Whats New cont. from pg. 4Lumb, Councilman-at-Large for Group 5 and vice chairman for the Duval County Republican Party, who will give the group a presentation of the upcoming campaign and future intentions by the local party. If you are a Republican candidate and would like to introduce yourself to our club members, please attend. 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 May general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. in First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. This months program will be the Guilds annual challenge presented by Vickie Zoller and we will also sponsor a collection for the Mandarin Food Bank. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. 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. Sierra Club, Northeast Group will meet on May 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. The club will host Larry Figart, urban forester with the Duval County Extension O ce, who will speak about Misconceptions about Trees. His speech will cover the best native trees for our area, correct pruning as well as irrigation of them. The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876 Broadway Kid Starz presents Hairspray on May 10, 11, 12, 13 at 6:00 p.m. and Our Town on May 12 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Tickets are $11.00 and are available at the door. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; non-members fee is $14 and you must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320.The Clay County Cruzers invite the community to come out and enjoy the third annual Rev It Up! for the Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser/car show. The event will be held at Fleming Island Presbyterian Church, located at 1743 County Road 220 in Fleming Island on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration for a participant car or truck is $25 at the gate. Any active duty service member can enter a vehicle to be judged in the show for free and there is no charge for spectators. There will be representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project attending as our guests. Registered vehicles will be judged in six classes. There will be over 40 trophies presented, including a show favorite, the spectator choice award. There will also be a 50/50 ra e, door prizes, show tee-shirts and dash plates. Proceeds from the show will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Municipal bonds may be good for your portfolioContributed by Christopher Thompson, CRPC, CFP, Vice PresidentInvestment Of cer, Wells Fargo Advisors matures, but also a set interest rate or coupon, during the term of the bond. It is important to note that municipal bonds typically have very low default rates. According to the Bond Market Association, less than 1 percent of municipal bond issues sold since 1940 have gone into either technical or actual default. However, past performance does not guarantee future results. Municipal bonds are also usually issued with a credit enhancement, such as bond insurance or a bank letter of credit, which helps provide a stronger assurance of timely payments. Some important points to remember: Yields and market values will uctuate if the bonds are sold before maturity. Bonds are subject to market risk and, if sold prior to maturity, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investors should keep in mind that as interest rates rise, existing bond prices of already outstanding xed income securities tend to fall. Long-term bonds are generally more exposed to interest rate risk than short-term bonds. It is also important to realize that you can nd a lot of diversi cation just among municipal bonds themselves. This is because they are a major means of nancing growth and expansion in a wide variety of communities and are issued in all parts of the United States. This provides you with a large selection of bonds from which to choose. In addition to geographic diversity, you will nd an array of maturities, prices, coupon rates and other features that may be a good t for your future needs. Working with your Financial Advisor, you can determine whether municipal bonds make sense for you when considering your tax situation, objectives and tolerance for risk. Your Financial Advisor can help you choose bonds that are not only a good t, but may also give you the opportunity to support projects within your community. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor. This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Chris Thompson, Vice President Investment Of cer in Ponte Vedra. Investments in securities and insurance products are: not FDIC-insured/not bank-guaranteed/ may lose value. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank af liate of Wells Fargo and Company. 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These polls cost more because it takes more contacts to complete these polls. Many rely on less accurate polls of registered voters. There is a huge di erence between registered voters and likely voters. Anybody can be a registered voter, but that doesnt mean they vote. Likely voters are what we in politics call super voters; these are people who show up at the polls come rain or shine. Then, there is the question of the survey instrument thats the actual list of questions. Truly accurate polling asks very neutral questions and asks the questions in more than one way. If you receive a telephone call from a pollster and it appears the questions are planting ideas in your mind, then that is a push poll, the most dreadful of all polls. Push polls are designed to have a planned outcome and to ultimately in uence opinion and voters, not take an accurate measurement of the mood of the electorate. When you nish giving your responses to an accurate pollster, you should have absolutely no idea who is sponsoring that poll. If you have suspicions because of the wording of some questions or the repetition of some phrases or names or issues, then youve probably gured out who is sponsoring the poll. Some polls are paid for directly by candidates, some by political parties, some by political action committees and some by polling companies themselves for news media clients. When the best polling companies themselves present polls to be public via news outlets, they are usually the most accurate polls because In a clear indication that Jason Fischer has wide support among the people of School Board District 7, Fischer recently announced he has quali ed by petition for ballot placement. Fischer is the rst and only candidate in the race to qualify by petition so far. Under Florida law, to qualify for ballot placement for School Board, a candidate must secure the signatures of at least 752 voters, representing at least 1 percent of the total registered voters in the district. It is humbling to have received the support of so many Mandarin and Southside residents. I am honored to have my name placed on the August ballot by the people I am seeking to represent. I have spoken with so many citizens that are frustrated with the state of our schools. I will continue to meet daily with voters across the district listening to their concerns and ideas for the future of our children and community, said Fischer. In another indication of The Freedom Boat Club operates under a simple philosophy: Boating should be fun, relaxing and hassle-free. Now the worlds largest members-only boating club wants to share the joy of boating with some who otherwise may not have the opportunity. On Tuesday, May 15 the Jacksonville branch of the Freedom Boat Club will be taking out 75 students from the Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r. Academy for a day of adventure on the ocean. The students will be treated to a variety of activities including exploring local waterways, searching for manatees, swimming and recreation and enjoying a picnic lunch while anchored out on the water. We feel very blessed to have this opportunity. Its going to be an awesome experience, Candidate submits over 800 veri ed candidate petitionsPolitical CommentaryDont panic; learn to read polls rstBy J. Bruce Richardsonthey dont have a dog in the hunt for the poll. Some news organizations usually ones with a bias present polls as facts, but are not trustworthy. NBC/Wall Street Journal polls are often suspect, even if they are partnered by the Wall Street Journal. Its NBC which causes problems. Any poll under the name Rasmussen Reports is a valid poll. Polls from The Gallup Organization, perhaps the best known name in polling, are good as long as they are polls of likely voters. Insider Advantage polls by Matt Towery which are publishing in Mandarins other newspaper are usually good, too. Fox News/ Opinion Dynamics are a good backup source. Results are always shown with a margin of error number. If two candidates are fewer points apart than the margin of error, then they are equal. It doesnt matter which one is ahead; margin of error is the key.J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada and authors an Internetbased transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.wide support, Fischer posted the largest numbers of contributors and the largest amount of contributions, besting the number two candidate by almost three times the cash raised from nonfamily members. School Board District 7 is made up of much of Southside in what are now the new City Council Districts 6 and 11. Fischer is a family man and a business man who grew up in Duval County, graduated from the University of North Florida and is an engineer with CSX Corporation. Fun on the water for local Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r. Academynotes the schools director and founder Dubel Augusto. We want to give back to the community that has been so good to us, said Lisa Almeida, who manages the Jacksonville a liate of the Freedom Boat Club. So we have decided to pick one charitable organization each month to work with and share the resources of the Freedom Boat Club. Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r., (which stands for Helping Adolescents Restore Balance Order and Respect), is a Christian-based school, with grades kindergarten through 12, o ering a unique opportunity for students to excel in their elementary and secondary education. The school utilizes the visual, performing and recording arts in order to help students maximize their potential for learning and to facilitate their many talents. On May 15, the students, accompanied by Freedom Boat Club sta as well as their teachers, will depart on a small eet of boats from the Freedom Boat Club docks at Julington Creek and head for Green Cove Springs and the mouth of Black Creek, where they will search for manatee. From there, they will anchor at Trout Creek and have a picnic lunch before heading to Durbin Creek. The event takes place during Fathers H.a.r.b.o.rs senior week. 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I-95 to Exit 335 *X-Rays (If Medically Necessary) Report of findings with doctors first treatment Value $250 Expires 6/10/12 Oswald Chiropractic When I rst heard of the Jo rey Ballet Performance Companys presentation, sponsored by Preston Haskell and presented by our own Florida Ballet, my curiosity was immediately piqued. A lover for many years of the early Danish Ballet works and also of the choreographic genius of Gerald Arpino, Robert Jo reys associate director, here was a unique opportunity to see the works of both performed on one program by some of the outstanding young dancers who are the members of the Jo rey Ballet Performance company. We occasionally are privileged to see some of the major works from the classical ballet repertoire performed in Jacksonville by prominent International companies, but this is di erent. The program re ects Robert Jo reys philosophy of combining reproductions with contemporary works. The classic repertoire is represented by La Ventana created by Danish Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) was named the 2012 National Grammy Signature School by the Grammy Foundation in Los Angeles, signifying that Douglas Anderson is the #1 high school music program in the country. This is the second time in three years that DA has been named the national signature school. It had previously earned the award in 2010. The award was announced in Los Angeles by David Sears, senior director of education Programs for the Grammy Foundation. The award honors the entire music program at Douglas Anderson, including the instrumental, vocal, piano, guitar, electronic music and recording arts. Winning the Grammy National Signature School award is a huge a rmation for the students and the faculty at DA, said Ace Martin, chair of the DA music department. We are all focused on achieving excellence both in performance and curriculum and its terri c to get validation of all of our hard work.EncoreA unique ballet performanceBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitychoreographer August Bournonville in the 1800s. Birthday Variation and Kettentanz were part of the original Jo rey companys repertoire choreographed by Gerald Arpino. New ballets on the program include Feathers in my head by Julie Bourt, Barroco by Africa Guzman, Beneath the Crescent by Brian McSween, JBSPC Ballet Master and At The Still Point of the Turning World by JBSPC Artistic Director Davis Robertson. In addition, the premiere of a new work by Laurie Picinich Byrd, artistic director of the Florida Ballet will be presented by several of our own exceptionally talented and beautifully trained young dancers. As yet untitled, it is set to music by Mozart. What a unique opportunity to experience creativity covering many years! In addition, Davis Robertson and Brian McSween will be o ering Master classes at the Florida Ballet Studio at 300 East State Street, Suite E. Classes are open to dance students in the area. Tying in with all of this is a lm presentation at the Jewish Community Alliance, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard, as part of their lm series. Entitled Jo rey: Mavericks of American Dance, the lm had its debut in New York in February. The showing is free and open to all and is a wonderful introduction to the live program at the Lazzara Performance Hall at the University of North Florida. Tickets are available at the UNF box o ce, 620-2878. As a special bonus, Maggianos at the St. Johns Town Center and JJs Bistro at Gate Parkway and at Ponte Vedra are o ering a 10 percent discount on dinner for ticket holders! For additional information you can call the Florida Ballet at 353-7518. On June 9, Jim Alabiso will undertake an unprecedented 12-mile swim in the St. Johns River, from Walter Jones Park at County Dock Road to the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) under the Fuller Warren Bridge. He and his support team will begin at 6:30 a.m. and arrive around 12:00 noon to a special Up the River day at RAM, complete with guest speakers and live music. Last year, Alabiso swam 3.5-miles across the St Johns, from Fleming Island to Walter Jones Park, as his rst e ort to draw attention to the river as a valuable and sometimes under-used resource in the community. Once again, Alabiso is swimming to promote awareness and continued conservation e orts for the St. Johns. This years event, the 12 Mile Swim for the St. Johns, is an example of residents, busi-Mark your calendar for May 17Third Thursday Lecture Series: A 12 mile swim for the St. Johnsnesses and non-pro ts coming together to preserve our waterways. Partners in the project include St. Johns Riverkeeper, Riverside Arts Market and the YMCA, as well as the HIT Center and other local businesses. Alabiso is a 56-year-old software architect, life coach and an open-water competitive swimmer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Jacksonville in 1972. In 2004, a bicycle accident caused a serious hip injury that left him hardly able to walk and unable to work for over a year. During his long and painful recovery, Alabiso rediscovered his passion for swimming, which enabled him to regain his health and tness. During his life, Alabiso has served in a variety of roles: father, musician, lifeguard, software developer, business consultant, caregiver, animation artist, SCUBA diver, teacher, swim coach and patient. At each stage of my life, Ive had to assess where I was starting, where I wanted to be, and how best to get there. During the journey, Ive been fortunate to laugh, love and learn from it all, says Alabiso. Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2012 for the Third Thursday Lecture Series. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Alabiso will re ect on what he learned last year, what the river taught him and why he does what he does on the path to health, growth and preservation in 2012. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society or this program, please call the museum at 268-0784 or visit the museums website at www. mandarinmuseum.net Douglas Anderson School of the Arts receives accoladesMartin explained that the Grammy Foundation identi es public high schools that demonstrate exceptional integration of all areas of music from performance in multiple musical areas, to intensive study of musical theory. The award comes with a $15,000 cash prize that is put toward the needs of the music department. I always dreamed of our department winning the National Grammy Award, said Martin, who has taught at Douglas Anderson since 1985. To win it twice is an amazing achievement that makes us very proud of our students and the music education in Duval County. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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For people who enjoy work-The annual Childrens Art Show was held April 7 and 8 during the Mandarin Art Festival. This annual event featured work from 18 of our Duval and St. Johns County elementary and middle schools. Chris Buckley was the 2012 chairwoman and local artist Reta Russel-Houghton served as judge this year. Ribbons were awarded in both individual and school categories as follows: Best in Show School First St. Joseph Catholic School 6-8 Second San Jose Episcopal Day School Third Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Best in Show Student First Maria Canon, San Juan del Rio 6-8 Second Isabella Davis, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School K-5 Third Anna Csikai, San Jose Episcopal Day School 6-8 Grade Division First Ryan Vandenbord, San Juan del Rio Second Skylar Adams, Christs Church School Third Julia Kahn, Martin J. Gottlieb Day SchoolChildrens Art Show honors talented studentsHonorable Mention Juliana Jones, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention James Hale, Christs Church Academy Honorable Mention Julia Kahn, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Honorable Mention Daziyah Sullivan, Mandarin Middle School 3-5 Grade Division First Divine Dill, Christs Church Academy Second Bailey Withrow, Bartram Springs Elementary Third Lilly Hutchinson, Loretto Elementary Honorable Mention David Venters, San Jose Episcopal Day School Honorable Mention Ashley Weber, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention Elena Clark, Greenland Pines Elementary Honorable Mention Philip Dicicco, Greenland Pines Elementary K-2 Grade Division First Bradley Mann, San Jose Episcopal Day School Second Mallory Boyer, Christs Church Academy Third Mary Grace Walters, Julington Creek Elementary Honorable Mention Annabella Wilson, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention Krysta Wheeler, Crown Point Elementary Honorable Mention Mia Dutton, Pine Forest School of the Arts Honorable Mention Emma Moberg, Greenland Pines ElementaryMany volunteer opportunities available at Community Hospiceprogram and visit patients or participate in community events. Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical and administrative duties. Volunteers help out at a variety of exciting events that support Community Hospice fundraising e orts. Like to shop? Volunteer at one of the two Community Hospice thrifts shops (on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park and on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville). The Community Hospice Volunteer Services department works closely with all volunteers to provide appropriate training and make sure that their talents and skills are matched with current needs in the best way possible. Whether you o er companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members, help with clerical work, or assist at fundraising events, at Community Hospice, theres a volunteer opportunity for everyone. How to sign up: The easiest and most convenient way to become a Community Hospice volunteer is to visit communityhospice.com and click on the For Donors and Volunteers tab or call 407-5011 for additional information. Baptist South offers digital mammography. With digital mammography, Bapti st Souths Imaging Center is among the most advanced in Florida. Mammograms done here are reported electronically, offering big advantages.Its faster because theres no film to develop, no waiting to assure that the images are clear, and fewer repeats. Its more accurate because brightness, contrast and magnification can be adjusted to clarify suspicious areas. Image s can be viewed by your health team online or on a CD. To schedule a digital mammogram, call 904.202.2222. To learn more about our hospital, visit e-baptisthealth.com/south. ing with youngsters, volunteers can choose to work with children and teenagers at Camp Healing Powers, a therapeutic weekend camp that is held twice a year. Visit pediatric patients and their families by volunteering with Community PedsCare, the pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and lifethreatening conditions. 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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Adkins Pool Services, Inc.401-1556thepoolprofessor@att.net Your friendly neighborhood pool service! Award Less than 5% of all vendors on Angies List get this award New location near Baptist South! FIRST COASTAllergy and Asthma Got Allergies? We Can Help.Sanjay Swami, MDTrained at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center Same or Next Day Appointments Available 14810 Old St. Augustine Road, #201, Jax, FL 32258 United States Army Rangers are remarkable for many traits, not least of which is their physical tness. There is now a new name for the 10,000 square-foot gym where they train at Hunter Army Air eld in Savannah, Georgia. On March 16, the new facility was o cially named the Dahlke-Hario CFTF (Combat Fitness Training Facility), which houses the latest in comprehensive physical training equipment. The gym was named in honor of SSG Jason S. Dahlke and PFC Eric W. Hario, two men whose physical tness and athleticism stood out among a battalion of men known for their physical tness and athletic abilities. Dahlke, 29 and Hario, 19, gave their last full measure in battle on August 29, 2009 when they were killed by enemy gun re in separate re ghts in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Dahlke grew up attending Mandarin area schools and later received his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at UCF. He subsequently married his high school sweetheart, Niki Norvell, also a Mandarin area native. Dahlke enlisted in the Army in 2005 and passed rigid standards to become a member of the elite Army Rangers. He was assigned to the 1st battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Hunter Army Air eld in Savannah, Georgia. Dahlke was an avid and adventurous outdoorsman, enjoying mountain biking, Screams of laughter and dramatic exclamations spill out of one door, while dancers leap and prance around musicians practicing their instruments in the hall. Artists studiously examine their mediums before they set to work on their creations while upstairs creative writers tap on their keyboards. Almost every day at LaVilla School of the Arts is spent like this, but now the students work takes on a more signi cant meaning as Showcase looms closer on the calendar. Showcase is LaVillas annual performance in which all the arts areas participate. Each area gets a turn to show the other departments what they can do. Its a celebration of the arts that the community can join too. Going on its 12th year, Showcase will take place May 3 and 4 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the LaVilla Theatre. Melinda Malkewitz, technical theatre teacher and director of Showcase, describes the performance as the best of the best from all the arts areas....a professional, About 65 people, including leaders from St. Johns County, attended the ground breaking ceremony for Memorial Hospitals new Julington Creek ER. The 12 bed, 11,000 foot facility will be located at 3635 Race Track Road, just across Julington Creek in NW St. Johns County. The facility is set to open at the end of the year. We are thrilled to be moving into St. Johns County, Memorial Hospital CEO James OLoughlin said today. This county and speci cally this neighborhood are growing rapidly and there is a real need for emergency care. The Race Track Road location will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot di erent from an urgent care center. This facility will be licensed by the state as an Emergency Department and gives St. Johns Youth Arts UpdateShowcase is almost here!By Danielle Wirsanskyhigh quality performance by young artists in music, dance, theatre and art. Each year has its own unique theme and this years is based loosely on the idea of one voice. To make up the selection of the show, the directors from each arts area submit their own chosen pieces. The criteria are based on a variety of things, such as quality of performance and audience entertainment. According to Carole Grif- n, head of the orchestra department, students gain from watching the performance because they get to see their peers in the di erent arts areas showcase their talent. In addition to the performance, there is a video spot for LaVillas Teacher of the Year as well as an art gallery opening and an outdoor festival, which will start around 6:30 p.m. Alumni are welcome back too. As Malkewitz says, Showcase is a chance for the community to truly nd out what LaVilla is all about.Hospital breaks ground on new NW St. Johns County ER County Rescue Crews a place for patients to be treated 24-7. From playground accidents, to heart attacks, to broken bones, this facility will be able to take care of patients of all ages, Dr. Guy Selander, Memorial Hospitals chairman of the board said. As a family physician, I know how during many medical emergencies minutes matter. As a parent I also know that the quality of medical care in a community has a great impact on the quality of life. Army Rangers training facility named for area residentscuba diving and jogging. He was described as an energetic, magnetic man who lived life to the fullest. At the time of his death, Dahlke was on his sixth deployment, three to Iraq and three to Afghanistan. The gym honors the memory of both young men and was called a tting tribute by fellow Rangers, Ranger leaders, family and friends. His father and stepmother, Roger and Tessa Dahlke, reside in the Mandarin area. To donate in support of injured Army Rangers or the families of Rangers KIA, please send donations to the Sua Sponte Foundation, P.O. Box 60281, Savannah, Ga. 31420. Please note Dahlke in the memo section of the check.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 No Equity? No Problem! Upside down? Behind in payments? Call today to get an immediate solution to any house selling situation, guaranteed! Will DuquetteWe Buy LUXURY Homes and Ugly Houses Go to: www.billbuyshouses.com for a faster discreet solution online or call now at (904) 292-2323Do you or someone you know want to SELL a House Fast? The spring fashion runways on the First Coast began appearing during the month of March. Glimpses of what was shown in New York and Milan trickled down to us commoners. So now what is reality? Actually the good news is Do Your Own Thing! Yes, go BoHo with your long peasant skirts and gauzy long dresses. The cutest thing I saw was a long white retro peasant dress belted with an orange (color of the year) woven wide straw belt and topped o with some ethnic wooden beads. Of course wedge heeled sandals were the shoe (yes, you can wear last years wedges) and a pop of color purse topped o the look. Speaking of white dresses, they are all over the horizon for the season. Whether you choose a tone on tone print sheath or a popcorn crochet A-line little number, a little white dress will be taking the place of your LBD (little black dress) this summer my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! Pastel or hot colored jeans are a must have item. I dont suggest you spend your entire spring wardrobe budget for these trendy bottoms, but do go by a big box store and pick up a pair. Try to match a cami or a tank top to your jeans and then oat one of these multi-printed sheer tops over it all. The cutest version of this I saw go down the runway the other day was a pretty pair of springy purple jeans and matching cami with a pink and purple printed peasant top over it all. Accessories are multiple Fashion UpdateDo your own thing!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsbangle bracelets stacked up your arm and long dangly earrings. I think we used to call these earrings shoulder dusters back in the day! I remember cutting a cartoon out of the paper one time that stated, If you are having a bad day, put on some long dangly earrings! Handbags are in bold colors and prints and make a statement unto themselves. The new bags this year are a little larger than they have been in the past few seasons. Heres a fun idea: try adorning your bag with a fun silk ower or by hanging a great looking scarf from the handle. On the scene was one of my favorites for spring polka dots! Black and white polka dots are on blouses, skirts, scarves and even purses. Teamed up with pink or red, this is a great seasonal look to update your black basics. Not to be redundant from my April column, but orange and tangerine has never been as big of a hit as Spring If you are not con dent you can wear it, go to some peachy or blush shades of the hue. This is a pretty feminine color that complements most complexions. Do you have a black and white printed jacket in the back of your closet? Dig it out and team it up with red or royal blue bottoms (again preferably jeans), this is a fresh look for that little number! See what I mean by saying do your own thing? Its a great season for being ones self and enjoying your own fashion statement! guide of facts and gures about the many species moving back to our area from their winter homes in far o countries and the species that are just passing through, using our neighborhoods as a bu et before moving on. Her dry wit, her entertaining stories of national and international birding adventures and her tales of trials in her own backyard made for a lively group discussion. Adams then led the garden club members on a trek through the park armed with binoculars and plenty of sharp eyes. The park o ered several sightings of our native birdsthose we locals take for granted but thoroughly appreciate when viewed through binoculars as if we were tourists from the cold north. A nesting pair of ospreys took turns sitting on their nest high in a dead cypress tree. A great blue heron kept the group company on a neighboring dock and shopped for a fresh snack simultaneously. The anhingas kept watch on their individual pilings while Bird watchers cont. from pg. 1 plenty of red wing blackbirds, cardinals, wrens, woodpeckers and blue jays went about their business unfazed. Our great St. Johns River made for a handsome backdrop. Then what better way to top o the tour than a picnic lunch and more bird talk? Comparing backyard experiences, sharing information about what plants attract what birds and adding to our knowledge of all things ornithological nished o a glorious day! For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 2921546. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comDo 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 Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Lisa Harris Love Your Hair Call NOW!my specialty is making you look your best!334 6888Located inside Anthony & Sandras Salon10092 San Jose Blvd. $10 off cut and style $25 off cut, style and colorFirst Time Clients Only. Must mention ad! Expires May 31. www.hairbylisaharris.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Summer Camp & Summer Camp & 9410 Historic Kings Rd. (located near Philips Hwy. and Sunbeam Rd.)Jacksonville, FL 32257Visit our website for our daily schedulewww.championsgymnasticsofjax.com C s b tt lern f r rcng rs n rmis Champions Gymnastics ClubOn Te, On Dre(904) 732-6040Programs Offered Call now to setup a complimentary trial G 10% scf r r Smr c rogr f egre n !i by May 15t"$20 egrin # r cl&' n Jn The Best Training at the Guaranteed LOWEST Price. 904-268-207 JAMAKICK.com 12489 San Jose Blvd. Suite 7 (Next to Ace and behind Sonnys) Julington Academy of Martial ArtsSummer CampsFun & Learnin Register NOW e c e r t t t t t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s GOT KIDS DRIVING?Call me to SAVE MONEY!904-538-9440Johncrowell@allstate.com In scouting, the Eagle stands for strength of character and for knowledge of all things scouting. It represents an understanding of community and nation. For those who earn the Eagle Scout rank, its a symbol of who a young man is, what he has done well and what he will do. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank earned by members of the Boy Scouts of America. Its a symbolic recognition by the National Court of Honor, presented through the local council and local Court of Honor. And its the culmination of many years of dedicated effort including strenuous physiSummer is only a few short weeks away! Mandarin NewsLine would like to suggest the following camps and programs for you to consider for the kids this summer: Lifespan Yoga is o ering a special childrens yoga program this summer at 12276-207 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on specific days and cost $20 per child, per session. Children above the age of four are welcome! Each day will have a schedule of yoga, music, character education, snack and crafts. We will explore each of the internationally embraced character strengths of Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. For more information and online payment, please visit www.lifespanyoga.com. Space is limited.Mandarin resident earns Eagle Scout Award cal requirements, persistence to nish a job and mental astuteness. An Eagle Scout is a leader, respected by both his peers and his adult leaders. He is one that exempli es character, courage, trustworthiness, respect, loyalty, commitment and bravery, among other traits. Although each merit badge earned by a scout is one step closer to the ultimate Eagle rank, it is much more than a patch or award its a way of life. On February 7, 2012, Beauclerc resident Nicholas R. Freiha of Troop 139 earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council and recognized by the National Eagle Scout Association. As his community service project, Freiha and his former elementary school principal at San Jose Catholic School identi ed a need on the schools wish list a concrete slab on which a storage shed would sit. After months of researching codes/permits, estimating the amount of concrete that would be needed, measuring the allotted area and consulting with professionals, Freiha, along with members of his troop and others, started clearing the land and readying the area for the nal step pouring concrete. Today, a much needed storage shed sits on the slab and houses the schools pre-kindergarten equipment. Although this project may have seemed minor to some, compared to some others, but for a small parochial school with limited funds, they couldnt a ord to do it own their own, said Freiha. Plus, it taught me a great lesson in how others come together for a good cause. When I went cold-calling to a few local businesses Builders FirstSource, Florida Rock, Newsom Fence Company and others and asked for their assistance and support with my project, they all agreed without hesitation. I was grateful and humbled by their contributions and of those who gave up their weekends to help me out, added Freiha. Freiha is the son of Joy Batteh-Freiha and grandson of Jamal J. Batteh and the late Mariam B. Batteh. He is a junior at Bishop Kenny High School. Advertise Now! 886-4919What to do with the children this summer?Featured Summer Camps and Activities 2012Developed with the philosophy that learning to draw creates con dence, KidzArt takes classes to a new level. Through engaging the imagination in a new way and creating a safe environment to take risks, students of all ages are free to soar with KidzArt. We are happy to announce our summer camp schedule! At KidzArt Summer Camp, your childs selfexpression and self esteem will ourish! This summer, give your child the opportunity to learn drawing skills that will last a lifetime through a variety of art exercises and techniques that are fun and easy to follow. Visit our site for more details: www. KidzArtNFL.com. The Academy of Dance Theater Dance Camp will begin June 18 in our beautiful state of the art dance studio and will culminate in several fabulous productions the week of July 27. Our camp features daily combinations of dance technique and choreography in various disciplines. We will also have voice, drama and acrobatic lessons. Also included will be stage makeup lessons, costume design, art projects and eld trips. Dancers may enroll for either the entire ve weeks or by the week. The Academy of Dance will also have afternoon classes for kids two to ve years of age. For further information, please contact dol5678@ comcast.net. As we enter our 22nd summer, St. Johns Country Day School is proud of the success of our camp which has grown each year. The variety of daily activities and weekly special events will make the camp Featured activities cont. on pg. 15 Last Day of School June 7, 2012Duval County Public Schools

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 BEAT THE SUMMER RUSH!SUMMER CAMP OR SPORTS PHYSICALS ONLYThe end of the school year is just around the corner. Let Solantic help you get ready for summer. Stop by one of our walk-in urgent care centers and take advantage of $35 summer camp or sports physicals. We also offer backto-school immunizations, so while youre there check that off your list too! Do it now... and beat the summer rush! With the convenience of MySpot Online Registration, you can wait at home until we are ready to see you. 35 MANDARIN904-288-0277 12303 San Jose Blvd. Open 7 Days A Week Extended Hours Activities Guide Activities Guide Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today Call Today! The end of the school year is swiftly approaching. With summer break on the horizon, students should be focused on performing well on nal exams and nishing strong. The last day of school is June 7 for underclassmen and May 23 for seniors. Finals will generally take place between late May and early June. AICE and AP testing will also take place in May and June, beginning with AICE General Paper on May 7 and ending with AICE Chemistry on May 25. A complete AP/AICE testing schedule is available in Guidance. The seniors have a ton of exciting activities to look Featured activities cont. from pg. 14 Featured activities cont. on pg. 16MHS HappeningsSunny days are here again!By Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentforward to this month! Prom will take place on May 19 at the Hyatt and the following Monday, the Senior Sports Banquet will take place. Senior grades will be nished on May 22 and Coach Lassiat has a fun next couple of days planned, with the Senior Skate Station Party on May 25, the Senior Bowling Party on May 29 and the Senior Pool Party on May 30. Cap and gown distribution will follow on the next two days, with graduation on June 4. It is important, however, to keep up with grades and stay in touch with your guidance counselor. Senioritis is a silent killer. Stay on top of any scholarship deadlines and keep applying for as many as possible. Pick up a copy of the April/May Scholarship Newsletter, along with any applications you might need, in the scholarship bin in Guidance. The chorus and band departments have been working hard on their upcoming performances. The chorus has their free Spring Concert on May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Choral Banquet is on May 25 at 6:00 p.m. and the Gospel Choirs Gospel Explosion follows at 7:00 p.m. The Mustang Band has their Band Prism on Friday, May 11 and this time the students will choose which pieces they play. You wont want to miss these performances! experience a memorable one. Specialized Adventure Camps are also o ered and may be combined with Day Camp. Campers, ages four through 13, enjoy the use of St. Johns 26-acre campus, including its outdoor athletic elds and play equipment, ne arts resources, 25-yard swimming pool, shower and locker facilities, computer labs and air-conditioned gymnasiums. Campers may register for one session (two weeks) or up to four sessions. Visit www. sjcds.net. Huntington Learning Center was founded in 1977 and is the nations oldest provider of supplemental education is o ering summer programs in English, science, study skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Huntington also o ers a customized strategy based SAT/ACT prep course to help college bound students get their best possible score. We understand that parents play a vital role in their childs education. To that end we meet with parents throughout the course of their childs program providing updates on academic achievements. Parents can select convenient days and hours to t busy summer schedules. Contact us today to customize your childs summer program. Visit our website at www.huntingtonhelps.com. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School has a lot planned for summer, so please take some time to visit our website www. sotwls.com to see whats in store. From two-week sessions exploring plants and animals to outdoor fun with swimming, canoeing, crafts and games, theres lots of fun for all ages! We also have a Summer Slide program to boost academics and, for the little ones we have two, three or ve day programs. It will be fun, 21st-century learning activities in a loving, Christian environment. For worry-free days we also o er before and after-camp care. Visit the website to learn more. Gorilla Games announces its Summertime Special! You dont have to have a birthday or special event to enjoy our Ultimate Game lounge. Bring your kids in for some fun with unlimited game play for an hour or two. If you want to make it a real party, add some pizza and soda. Call 262-8050 for pricing. Be sure to see our ad in this Summer Camp Guide for special o ers on used games and additional trade in credit. Stop by and visit your local Gorilla Games! Epping Forest Yacht Clubs Sailing Camp has entertained generations with sailing, swimming, kayaking, treasure hunts and tubing. Every day is an adventure while campers learn sailing fundamentals that will last a lifetime. New camps include Waterworld, which introduces younger kids to water sports. Afternoon Fun is an extended day program with supervised activities. Our new Fishing Camps will be wetting lines all over the rst coast and learning shing tips from special guest shermen. Tuesday night watersports includes sailing, tubing, powerboat rides, kayaking and swimming. This is the perfect camp for a youngster who enjoys being on the water. Gingerbread Acres Summer Camp is conveniently located in beautiful Mandarin. The unique riding instruction program is organized by an American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA) certi ed instructor. The program concentrates teaching on safety, horsemanship and horse management skills, often through the use of games. Western or English riding is permitted. Teaching focuses on riding con-First Day of Summer June 21 Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Premier Athletics 292-1134 Experience a whole new world of preschool gymnastics, tumbling, AND dance. We oer FUN monthly themes that give your child the ultimate learning opportunity! Come join the FUN with our week long, themed summer camp series. Experience great workshops, friendly competitions, water games, and MUCH more! Premier hosts an amazing variety of clinics.From basic back handspring clinics to tuck clinic s, stunt camps, and MUCH more! Contact Premier today to customize your personal camp experience, and take your team to the next level! With the most experienced sta and best prices in town you cant go wrong! More details available on our website! Contact us today to reserve YOUR Premier experience! NOW Enrolling for our Summer Horse CampAmy Barnett, Certied Riding Instructor by the American Riding Instructor Association Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Aladdin Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32223904-654-3561 ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Loretto Oasis cont. from pg. 1what is a Bubble Gum tree? As the kids sat around on the oor in front of their teacher Kim, sharing their individual thoughts on the garden, Brady described his favorite plant as the Bubble Gum tree which was clari ed by Joshua as, Its the bush next to the palm tree that smells like bubble gum. Cameryns favorite was the purple pentas and Bailey said, The palm tree reminds me of vacation when the wind blows through the leaves. Kim said of the garden, We are blessed each year with wonderful parents and this year they took on a big project. We get complimented on the garden Featured activities cont. from pg. 15 dently with balance and an independent seat. Critical thinking skills are developed as students are encouraged to overcome di culties with guidance, but without being told directly what to do. Come have some fun with us this summer, learning at the areas only natural horsemanship facility! Visit www.gingerbreadacres.com. Julington Academy of Martial Arts is all ready for their annual Summer Camps! With several di erent weeks planned there is something for everyone. We have lots of fun- lled activities planned so dont miss out. This is a great way to get your child involved in martial arts. Visit our website at www.jamakick.com for more information and to learn more about JAMA. We hope to see you soon! Champions Gymnastics Club was founded by Valentin and Tanya Ivanov who were top gymnasts for more than 10 years and have experience as coaches for 30. The goal of the program is to teach children respect and discipline while building their self-esteem and love for the sport. The main focus of the coaches is to provide competitive and recreational gymnastics and to promote foundational skills such as balance, coordination and exibility which serve as the base for every other sport. Because of their long experience and unmatched quali cations, the coaches understand how to provide high quality gymnastics instruction, connect with their students on a personal level and inspire their passion for the sport. The University of North Florida is o ering three great camps for the 2012 summer. Eco Camp, an outdoor adventure day camp, will get your children excited about nature and the outdoors. Youth Sports and Fitness Camp is a multi-sport camp that focuses on fun and tness. Finally, our Kids Sports Development Camp allows kids to experience many sports by focusing on one sport each day. All camps are one-week long and are o ered for multiple weeks throughout the summer. Registration and additional information are available online at www.unf.edu/recreation. Dont miss out on our three great camps! Before: plain and uninviting After: coloful and welcoming! every day. The kids surely were proud and appreciative of the e orts of their parents by expressing comments like, It was very nice they thought of the class, by Izabel and also Cullen Carwell thanking his mom for leading the project. Now in the midst of the barren landscape surrounding the rst grade classrooms is a garden oasis, which has led to other classes picking up their tools and planning their own gardens. Special thanks go out to Gina Boyles, owner of Halls Ace Hardware and Elayne Layne, the nursery manager for their donation of the Robellini Palm and 12 bags of cypress mulch as well as discounts on the other plants. And the mystery of the Bubble Gum tree was solved as the kids took us on a tour of the garden. It turns out that it is the Tea Olive planted next to the palm. Yes it does smell a bit like bubble gum. First Day of Summer June 21 Summer Summer Camp & Camp & Activities Activities Guide GuideBe sure to Be sure to patronize our patronize our valued Guide valued Guide advertisers! advertisers! (ARA) As you head outdoors to take advantage of the warmer weather, there are a number of easy ways to jumpstart a healthy, active lifestyle and kick the couch potato routine. While its great that youre getting more exercise, dont forget to incorporate smart eating habits along with increased activity. Fueling your body with healthy snack choices helps keep energy levels high. But many snacks we consider as sources of energy and nutrition are actually loaded with sugar and preservatives. Another common pitfall is to avoid snacking altogether, and rely on two to three big meals to provide all the nutrients and sustainable energy you need for the day. Secrets of smart summer snacking Smart snacking is a very important part of our daily diet, says registered dietitian and health educator Allegra Burton, MPH, RD. Burton says picking the right snacks can be challenging, especially when youre hungry or on the go. She shares ve easy tips to carry through your next trip or outdoor adventure. Plan ahead. Before you head to the lake for the weekend or a family road trip, plan on a variety of snacking options to satisfy everyone. Burton recommends fresh fruit, a mixture of nuts and dried fruit, low-fat string cheese and plenty of bottled water. Snack small and snack often. Whether youre going to the Smart snacking cont. on pg. 17 Summer Preschool 3 year-olds rising K5 2, 3, or 5 days per week Four two-week sessions Summer Slide Sessions PreK4 6th grade Eight weekly academic sessions Help maintain academic skills Summer Learning Camp 1st 5th grade Fun, hands-on learning activities Four two-week sessionsBefore and After Camp Care offered at all age levelsVisit www.sotwls.com for details or Call 641-3393 Summer Fun with Three Different Programs: June 18 August 10 Splash in Gods Word VBS,

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Water Day Camp Summer 2012Sign Up Today! Sailing, Swimming, Fishing, Tubing and more. Morning, Afternoon and Evening CampsGo to http://www.efyc.com/youth_sailing.html for details and sign-up information or contact John Tipton at 904-739-7150. (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics 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 Summer Camp Summer Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide If someone ran a questionnaire about which time of year kids look forward to the most, the answer would probably be summer break. Although spring break provides kids with some well deserved time o it doesnt compare to the dreams summertime brings. However, with all the things happening in Jacksonville, making spring break count was easier than ever. Just goes to show you that, even though the constant wait might be torture, a short break is better than no break at all. Florida is one of the best places for spring break because 1) the weather is gorgeous and 2) theres so much to see. Of course theres always Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, but Jacksonville also has a lot to o er. From the St. Johns Town Center, to the numerous beaches, the list of fun places is never ending. For example, health nuts of all ages were able to participate in the many events going on at Whole Foods during the month of April. Kids enjoyed fun activities such as building instruments out of recycled materials and Story Time with Clementine while their parents took part in various cooking classes, Health Starts Here tours, a Green Living Clothing Swap and more. If you missed these events, dont worry, they will be continuing through and beyond the month of May. Even if you choose not to go to these events, just shopping at Whole Foods for groceries, bath products and other health store items can be just as fun. Although spending hours at Congratulations to Payton Jones, who won the title of Miss American Darling Jr. Teen Queen in a pageant held March 24 25 at the Hyatt downtown. Jones is in the 8th grade at Twin Lakes Academy Middle and is an active member of her youth group at Mandarin Baptist Church. Miss American Darling is founded on equality, integrity and honor. Title holders are in store for an exciting year, promoting both community service and a sisterhood like no other. Title holders use their titles to become the Darlings of their community. Jones rst intention is to start attending the monthly birthday parties held for the Sulzbacher kids. She actually helps prepare the cupcakes for these monthly parties at Gilmons Bakery here in Mandarin! There are numerous appearances scheduled for the year and it is a privilege to have a young lady in our community as a part of this organization.Youth SceneAre we done yet?By Megan Crawfordthe mall, the beach, festivals and concerts is great, sometimes its nice to just kick back and watch a movie. For those who wanted to make plans without doing anything extravagant, seeing a new lm was a perfect compromise. For the thousands of people waiting for The Hunger Games to hit theatres, the idea of seeing a movie became more exhilarating than ever due to the popularity of the book series. Amanda Velez, age 17, saw the movie after reading the series and says it was Exciting to watch, even if youre not a fan of the books. Velez also thinks the way the characters were portrayed stood out the most; however, she admits, There were some parts of the movie that werent the same as the book. Regardless of some minor di erences, she found that the lm was pretty accurate. The characters Gale, Katniss and Haymitch were pretty spot on the way I thought of them, she concluded. Overall, it sounds like an action packed thrill ride that will leave you wishing everyone a happy Hunger Games. If you didnt see a movie, attend an event or travel to an exotic location during your spring break, it doesnt matter; simply doing what makes you happy is the most important thing. Having a good time with your friends and family is more valuable than any prizes youd receive in The Hunger Games because the odds are always in your favor. gym, on a walk or to the amusement park or beach, throw some treats in the car or your backpack. Mix it up. There are many smart snacking options to choose from every day. Variety will keep your taste buds from getting bored and will encourage you to keep reaching for healthier snacks. Give in, not up. Its hard to resist a cold, sweet treat on a warm day at the beach or family barbecue. Rather than avoiding moderate indulgences, ex your snack smarts. Choose low-fat frozen yogurt and lean toward dark chocolate over milk or white chocolate since it has antioxidants that are good for your heart. And remember, its all about portion control a little goes a long way! Match snack with activity. Make sure to pack snacks appropriate for your activity. For example, perishable or bulky foods dont make sense if youre embarking on a hike. Instead pack all-natural snacks placed in baggies such as trail mix, and cut-up veggies that are easy to carry and stash in your backpack. Conversely, if you are going to be at the park or on a boat, items that can be stored in a cooler allow for more diverse snacking options. Courtesy of ARAcontent Smart snacking cont. from pg. 16

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JOHNS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL FOR SUMMER CAMP STARTING JUNE 11 DAY CAMP AGES 4 13 ADVENTURE CAMPS ALSO OFFERED St. Johns Country Day School3100 Doctors Lake Drive, Orange Park(904) 264-9572www.sjcds.net Summer Camp Summer Camp & Activities Activities Guide Guide (ARA) As the weather starts to warm, you cant help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends and family. No matter the season, pool safety should always be top of mind where children are concerned. With safety barriers or layers of protection in place between the home and the pool, you can experience the pleasures of backyard swimming pools and feel con dent that children, grandchildren and visitors will be safeguarded from pool accidents. Its impossible to watch your children every second of every day. There are times when a parent or caregiver is distracted by answering the phone or door, household tasks or checking email. Unfortunately, accidents tend to happen very quickly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages one to 14. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents sight for less than ve minutes. The good news: Drowning can be prevented. Barriers help buy those few minutes needed to see where children are after youve momentarily lost sight of them. Numerous studies have shown that an isolation fence separating the home from the pool can prevent 50 to 90 percent of all toddler drownings. Only an isolation fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate in proper working order will prevent children from getting into the water without your knowledge. Liability can become an issue if a visitor is injured. Homeowners can improve the safety and security of their pools or spas with isolation fencing with self-closing, self-latching gate hardware by D&D Technologies (www.ddtechglobal.com). If you have a pool, you have a responsibility to safeguard it. There is no substitute for vigilant supervision. But there are additional steps you can and should take to keep everyone safe, including these: Never prop a gate open for convenience or during pool parties. Its simply not worth the risk. Always ensure that doors from the home are locked, alarmed or tted with childsafety latching devices. Ensure that pet doors are secured or open into an area that is isolated from the pool. If the house forms one side of the barrier, doors leading into the pool area should be protected with alarms that produce a loud sound when the door is unexpectedly opened. Power safety covers that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards can be very e ective if closed whenever the pool is not in use. Manually operated covers tend to be left open; closing them frequently requires two adults. Ensure children in the home learn how to swim and that adults know CPR. CPR can make the di erence between Get your pool ready for safe family fun Throughout the spring season, all of the Mustang sports have been working extremely hard. Many sports, notably track and eld as well as softball, have been victorious in the Gateway Conference Tournament and have several awards and trophies to show for their e orts. Both the boys and girls teams were able to win the Gateway Conference in track and eld on March 28. Dominating for the girls team was senior Mary Kate Ponder who totaled 30 of the 122 points accrued for the team. Ponder remarked, The team took it to another level MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentand knew what had to be done to win it for the third year in a row. Also a contributing teammate for the boys team, senior Tyler Mowery, performed well in the 3200. Mowery led in the mile as well as the two mile and showed his team commitment and mentality when he said, I know I couldnt have done it without my coach and team pushing me. The Mustangs continue to prepare for districts and beyond and do so with diligence and a positive outlook. Over spring break, the full recovery and brain damage or death. If anyone else will be supervising kids in the pool, make sure they learn it, too. Impress upon babysitters that they must follow your safety rules. When children are in the pool, designate a water watcher to maintain uninterrupted supervision of children in the pool at all times. When not in use, keep toys and other objects out of the pool area and dont use chlorine dispensers that look like animals or toys that will attract children. With layers of protection between your home and your pool, you can give your family years of safer relaxation and enjoyment and build some great family memories. For drowning prevention tips, visit www.ndpa.org or poolsafely.org. Take the pledge and tell others about the Simple Steps that Save Lives at www. ddtechglobal.com/pledge. MHS Sports cont. on pg. 19

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While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming, or playing inappropriate games, can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children? Ola Gardner, a faculty member in Game Art and Design at The Art Institute of Atlanta, o ers these tips when selecting games for kids: Become familiar with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. These ratings are designed to help potential players understand the games content and o er guidance on which games are appropriate for di erent ages. Explore www.familyfriendlyvideogames.com. This site provides a report card on games, with detailed descriptions of game content, technical performance and kid friendliness. Understand the types of games on the market: edutainment (educational games focusing on teaching the player), role playing games (that o er deep story and character development), action games (that train and enhance hand-eye coordination), simulation games (building vehicles such as planes or cars) and strategy games. Use online reviews, ask other parents, ask the sta at your local store and play games with your kids. Its also important for par-Game on! What games should kids play?ents to understand the di erent game platforms. Generally Nintendo (Wii and the portable 3DS system as well) is a very kid-friendly platform to purchase for younger children. The Sony PlayStation3 and Microsofts Xbox 360 have kid-friendly games to play as well, though parents need to exercise caution as some of the games released are for adults only, says Nick Viola, a game art and design faculty member at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The Wii and the Xbox 360 Kinect encourage families to play together and get the players o the sofa. Whatever the game and whatever the platform, video games for kids, like those for any age, need to be engaging. The interactivity of these games seems to be the crucial factor that engages kids of all ages. Exciting visuals and action are also key, says David March, a media arts and animation faculty member at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. And what childrens video games do these experts like best? My favorite kids games are the Ratchet and Clank series and the Super Mario franchise, says Gardner. Super Mario Brothers is a favorite of Violas as well. Its bright bold colors, simplistic playing mechanics and iconic sound e ects will always draw my attention, he says. For March, favorites include the side-scrollers like Prince of Persiathings with lots of lush graphics. And Im a total sucker for almost any game involving ying an aircraft. Bottom line? Video games are here to stay. And when appropriately used, they can provide an opportunity for families to play together as well as for kids to learn and grow. softball team played at the rst annual Daytona Beach Softball Slam and returned home with rst place. The Mustangs played four games over two days and competed against American Heritage in the championship on Saturday. On Friday, the girls dominated, scoring 30 runs and giving up zero to their opponents. The Mustangs then continued on the road to victory by defeating Deltona High School in the semi nals and advancing to the championship. American Heritage fell to the Mustangs in a close game ending 4-3. The girls continued to play at a high level and won the Gateway Conference Tournament as well during the week of March 25. The Mustangs defeated Paxon High School on Tuesday and advanced to defeat Sandalwood, a district opponent on Thursday. The Mustangs fought o the Stingrays of Atlantic Coast 4-2 in the championship and clinched their third Gateway Conference Championship in a row. When asked how it felt to have won three out of four Gateway Championships during her time spent on the team, senior Morgan Taylor responded, Winning Gateway is always such a great experience and this year was even more special with us being three-peat champions! MHS Sports cont. from pg. 18It was de nitely a team e ort and it is rewarding knowing hard work pays o Congratulations to the Mustang family as they are wrapping up the school year with an outstanding athletic season. Be sure to tell our valued advertisers that you saw their ad in Mandarin Mandarin NewsLines NewsLinesSummer Camp & Activities Guide!

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine May 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Join Our Sales Team!Advertising Account ExecutiveNow in our 12th year, RT Publishing, Inc. is seeking talented individuals to join our sales team and thrive in our fast-paced and exciting industry. Applicants should possess the following qualications: RT Publishing, Inc. is a print / online monthly community newspaper publisher with a 50,000 print circulation. Commission Sales.Publisher@rtpublishinginc.comOr mail to: Att: Human ResourcesRT Publishing, Inc. Mandarin, FL 32223RT Publishing, Inc. 20% off on all plants and trees 30 gallon crepe myrtles for only $ 50 (10 12 ft. trees)TOTAL LANDSCAPES DESIGN & INSTALLATION SODDING & IRRIGATION Trout Creek Location at World Golf Village WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLANTS IN STOCK... S J &NURSERY & LANDSCAPING Wo rl d Go lf V il G IN GOD WE TRUST Free sod replacement estimates and landscape estimates! Continued from the April 2012 issue of Mandarin NewsLine. Please refer to the prior issues for the beginning of the document. Prior issues of Mandarin NewsLine are available online at www.mandarinnewsline.com.Constitution for the United States of America Article. III. Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their O ces during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in O ce. 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In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make. The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed. Section. 3.Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted. Article. IV. Section. 1. 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Section. 3.New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress. The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State. Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence. Article. V. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith NewsMemorial services for Robert Drew Turby ll were held at 2PM Friday, April 20, 2012 at St. Barnabus Anglican Church, 3754 University Club Boulevard with Rev. John Eason o ciating. Robert was born on April 18, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, he graduated from Ribault Senior High School and Jacksonville University. He made is career in the motion picture industry and later in the residential pool construction industry. Robert is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joanie Carol Turby ll, two daughters, Jennifer Ann Turby ll (Anish Tulad-Obituary Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Full service care of women including: Annual Exams Endometrial Ablation No-incision Tubal Ligation In-office Surgery Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary IncontinenceComplete Obstetric Care, including High Risk PregnancyMenopausal Care Baptist Division 1Dr. Wade Barnes Dr. W. David Boyd Dr. Lindsay DeNicola Foutz Dr. Caron D. Gutovitz Dr. Catherine J. McIntyre Dr. Neil Sager Dr. Mary Ellen Wechter Joette Anderson A.R.N.P. Lisa Rhoad, A.R.N.P. Reagan Thomas, A.R.N.P.904-399-4862 12110 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 836 Prudential Drive, Suite 1202 Jacksonville, FL 32207 Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. Youll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve at a pr ice you can afford. NO BUY IN! NO ENTRANCE FEE! CALL TODAY! (904)292-268311501 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258THECOVES@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG H H H H a r d d d d a g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n s F F F u n e r a l l l l H H H o m e o f f f f M M M a n d d d d a r i i i n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422 ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH Reconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard New to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so you have an open invitation to join us for a casual co ee and schmoozing programShalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java which meets the rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. Co ee and tea are free. Its the perfect place to meet new people, catch up with old friends and acquaintances and nd out the latest happenings in the Jewish community and general community information. There are no solicitations. Upcoming javas are scheduled for May 2 and June 6.If you are new to the community and would like more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or email shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: May 2Aliens are coming... What if its true; May 9Follow your dreams... Even if you think you cant; May 16: Mormons... Christian? Cult? What do they really believe?; May 23Breaking the cycle of sexual abuse... One brave womans story. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LifetreeCafe.com. Mandarin United Methodist Church will present Broadway Nites on May 31, June 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Worship Center, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. A cast of over 200 will be singing and dancing to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Concessions will be available. Call the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information. Do you have memories of vacationing, working or living in the famed Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt? If so you are invited to connect and share experiences at a Catskills Memories social event on Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Enzas Restaurant in Mandarin. Entertainment will be provided by newcomer Bernie Katzman, talented pianist and singer who spent many years performing in the Catskill hotels: Granit, Grossingers, The Browns, Stevensville, Homowack, Cherry Hill Hotel and more. The cost per person is $22 (includes tax and tip) if paid in advance. At the door expect to pay $27. The event is open to anyone with or without a Catskills connection. Guests will enjoy a delicious Italian meal beginning with yummy appetizers followed by a baked dish combo (eggplant parmesan, stu ed shells, ounder parmesan), salad, dessert, soft drinks and co ee. For reservations, please send checks payable to Mimi Kaufman, 6227 Potter Spring Court, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. For more information please contact Mimi at 880-4014 or email Isabel at catskillgal@comcast.net. Mandarin United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School Sky is June 25 to 29 for children three years old as of September 1, 2011 to fth grade. There will be a skys the limit good time from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as we explore the Bible with Chadders Theatre, Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. Register online at www. mumc.net. har) and Ashley Drew Turby ll, (Matt Marti), son, Scott Warner, (T.J.), three grandchildren, Matthew Drew Marti, August Warner and Bella Rose Tate; parents Robert Earl and Beverly R. Turby ll; two sisters, Donna Frank (Roger) and Rebecca Taus (David); nieces Kathleen, Megan and So a and nephew Patrick.Family history and genealogy continue to rise as the hobby of choice. Prime time programming on TV o ers Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots which features celebrities tracing their past. With this surge of interest, a local nonpro t genealogy society, The South-Join the Virtual Afternoon Tea for Mothers Dayern Genealogists Exchange Society, Inc., has created a fun, unique, fund-raiser to honor mothers on Mothers Day, May 13, 2012. Based on the idea of an afternoon tea, the premise is to honor your special lady all year with recognition. In genealogy, the womans maiden name is a valuable source of information. Women routinely give up their maiden name in marriage. This is an opportunity to highlight your personal ancestry. With a small donation, individuals submit their mothers (or grandmothers or great grandmothers) maiden name for the Mothers Maiden Name Wall. For an additional donation you may also submit a photograph of mom. The website is viewable at www.sgesjax.org. There is a category for each century including todays moms. The site will be viewable all of 2012. Opportunities to join SGES and obtain genealogy research also exist on the site. On May 13, at 4:00 p.m., you and a host of others join in a tea from home to show admiration for all mothers. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Help WantedBartram Trail Veterinary Hospital is seeking a caring, hard-working person for full-time or part-time kennel position. Positive, caring attitude with ability to work independently and as part of team. Responsibilities will include feeding and exercising boarded animals, laundry, bathing animals, cleaning and light maintenance of boarding and hospital areas. Bene ts after 90-day probationary period include pet care, paid holidays, sick/personal time-off and uniforms. Regular weekday off and rotating weekend schedule standard. Fill out an application at the clinic, 6751 State Road 16 St. Augustine, or go on-line to BartramTrailVets.com and download an application from the forms and fax it to 904-940-0399 or email it to Antonio.Dias@BartramTrailVets.com PART TIME ASSOCIATE WANTED: We are a well established general practice located in Jacksonville looking for a part time to eventual full time dental associate to join our enthusiastic team! Our of ce believes in supporting the local community, along with a high standard of patient care, and we are looking for a like-minded individual. Your package of bene ts will include basic salary/ or percentage, which ever it is higher, health insurance and much more. We are primarily looking for someone to ll evening hours, and experience is preferred. Experienced tree climber needed. Call 703-5040 If we sound like the practice for you, send over your resume and well be in contact! Come join our team. We are a twelve year old local company Location Mandarin Commission Sales A valid drivers license and transportation with proper insurance required Call on local businesses to sell advertising space in our local Community Newspapers Manage existing accounts while developing new business via cold calls Previouse Sales Experience not required Be professional and succinct Have superior written and verbal communication skills Be pro cient with spreadsheet (EXCEL) and word processing (WORD) software Have ability to utilize E-mail. Contact: publisher@ rtpublishinginc.com Marywood Retreat & Conference 235 St. Johns, Florida is looking to hire a part time housekeeper. This position will include maintaining the cleanliness of 60 hotel rooms, plus other facilities on the property. This is a physically demanding job that requires inside and outside work. The hours can vary with a minimum of 15 hours per week. Flexibility is a plus as some weekends are required. Please fax your resume to 904-436-6593 or email to geddy@marywoodcenter.org Chiropractic of ce looking for front desk receptionist. Full time position. Must have computer skills, be a fast learner, very friendly/outgoing, ling, good phone skills. Bruce Sambursky, D.C. fax resume to 683-4378 or email samburskychiro@comcast.net Panache in Julington Creek is interviewing experienced & talented Stylists to join our team. Do you enjoy working in a professional, clean & successful environment? Apply at www.getpanache. com or stop in 2758 Racetrack Road #403 HELP WANTED! If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. 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Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. With the boating season well underway, we are stressing the availability of our Vessel Safety Check service. Ive borrowed from various sources to emphasize the importance of this step to your boating experience. As you read, remember that the Auxiliary provides complimentary vessel checks, without penalty, that are recognized by law enforcement and prepare you to meet standard requirements. In reference to a recent law enforcement termination of six boats from their planned day on the water, I quote Frank Jennings Jr., recreational boating and water safety program manager for the Great Lakes 9th Coast Guard District: Checking your gear ahead of time not only saves you the cost of a potential Coast Guard civil penalty, but far more importantly it could also save your life if something goes wrong. Boarding o cers dont enjoy terminating someones voyage early, but its much better than telling family members their loved ones didnt survive a boating accident. Free vessel safety checks (VSCs) by the Coast Guard Auxiliary are performed at the vessel and take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the vessel. VSCs can be conducted anywhere from the marina to the boat owners driveway. Mariners whose vessels pass the inspection are awarded a decal that informs the Coast Guard, harbor patrol, sheri s, police and other boating law enforcement and safety agencies like the Coast Guard Auxiliary that the mariners boat was found to be in full compliance with all federal and state boating laws during a safety United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHelping you stay on the waterBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 check for that year. Additionally, many insurance agencies o er discounts for vessel owners who undergo annual vessel safety checks. If a vessel does not pass the safety check, a citation or notice of violation is not issued. Instead, mariners are provided a written report detailing how to correct any discrepancies and receive a follow-up exam. Vessel safety checks may be scheduled through the Coast Guard Auxiliary online at http://cgaux.org/vsc/. As with other aspects of life, the Auxiliary and public bene ts from commercial sponsorship. We dont permit advertising on our boats, but currently BoatUS sponsors the Vessel Safety Check decals which we award for successful vessel examinations. Helping with any follow-up exams in 2012, West Marine is again providing vessel safety check discount coupons that give you a break on items you may need to achieve a successful exam and receive your decal. While this is not an endorsement of West Marine, they do support boating safety by making these coupons available. West Marine requires the boater to present a copy of the coupon from their website and the completed examination form to receive the 10 percent discount. Every year we watch for the arrival of birds, bees and butter ies to assure us that spring has arrived. Their arrival assures us that winter has passed and the long hot days of summer are not too far away. On the St. Johns River the return of nger mullet is one of the signs that sherman look for most to let them know that spring has arrived and its time to get ready for another year of shing. Each year as fall approaches adult mullet and nger mullet exit the river taking part in their annual migration south to nd warmer waters for the winter. When doing so, many of the di erent species of sh that feed on nger mullet follow their food source out of the river. The disappearance of the mullet and other bait sh at this time of year leaves us with a much di erent shery than what we experienced over the warmer months. As spring progresses and water temperatures rise we can soon expect the return of mullet to the St. Johns. The juveniles of the species referred to as nger mullet will be schooling along our local shorelines. Their return will signal that a new shing season has begun as the Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkalarger sh that want them for their meal will follow. Some of the many di erent types of sh we can expect to show shortly after the arrival of nger mullet are sea trout, weak sh, ounder and red sh. As summer progresses and if conditions are right, we may even see a tarpon or two. Finger mullet can easily be targeted with a cast net and caught for live bait. Floated, drifted, free lined or on a jig head are all sure- re ways to entice a hungry predator. Even cut in half and used on a bottom rig will produce a of variety bites. So, as the weather warms and we notice the arrival of birds, bees and butter ies; remember the all important sign of a jumping mullet. That is a sure sign that its time to dust o those shing rods and start to prepare for another shing season on the St. Johns. Fishing Report: Bream and bass have been hot in creeks. Sea trout are o docks south of Buckman Bridge. Look for ounder at Buckman and red- sh on docks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Duct tape was developed during World War II as a water resistant tape for sealing cases of ammunition. Consumers today use it for almost anything and their creativity doesnt have any limits. Here are some of duct tapes most unorthodox uses: Ankle support. Wrapping a few layers of duct tape around your ankles and joints can give you added stability when playing sports. Wart removal. Place a piece of tape over your wart and let it settle for a few minutes. Pull it o and the wart will usually pop right o with it. (Some recommend applying a little crushed aspirin to the surface of the wart before putting the duct tape on.) Bandages. Duct tape can be used as a temporary bandage to bind wounds until proper medical care is available. Space travel. Duct tape was perhaps most famously used during the Apollo 13 mission to attach square carbon dioxide lters to round receptacles, enabling the system to remove CO2 from the air in the lunar module refuge. Duct tape was also used on the moon to repair the Lunar Rover during the Apollo 17 mission. Ironically, duct tape isnt actually considered safe for sealing ducts. Wikipedia reports that building codes usually require a re-resistant product.You can x anything with . duct tape

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This months movie review belongs to the lm John Carter, an action lm for adults and teens. John Carter, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch, is from Virginia. He is also a Civil War veteran who somehow miraculously nds himself transported from a gold mine in Virginia to Mars. Here, he nds himself surrounded by 12-foot green barbarians, the Tharks that he can leap over in a single bound and knock out with a single punch. Yet he gives himself up to one of their leaders, Tars Tarkas, played by Willem Dafoe, who nds this strange beings powers useful. John Carter soon plans his escape and a princess from another part of the planet, Dejah Thoris, represented by Movie ReviewJohn CarterDirected by: Andrew Stanton. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, and Willem Dafoe Review by T.G. StantonRating: Great Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Lynn Collins, lands in his arms, in need of immediate saving and in need of a savior. These two communities are frequently at odds and have little use for each other. The Tharks do not y and have some of their own situations, as Tars Tarkas and his daughter Sola, performed by Samantha Morton, are at odds. Dejah and her people are from Helium, one of the last free cities on Mars and ying vehicles are their means of travel. That is just one of the many di erences in addition to the political upheaval of these and other communities of the planet. John, Dejah and Sola end up as a team in search for a means to save Helium and along the way discover a source for Johns unique abilities. Furthermore, there is another race who time-travels and shape-shifts that are manipulating all of these beings. Action and adventure abound in this lm through the direction of Andrew Stanton. The lm is also shown in the 3-D venue. The computer graphics and alien design is well done as emotions and attitudes come through clearly. The one drawback is the storyline; it is choppy and unclear in some areas, especially the signi cance of this manipulative race. The love story evolves on cue as John Carter ghts to return from one existence to another to be with the one he loves. This was an enjoyable lm and the action moved throughout each era. Mandarin High SchoolPrism Band ConcertMay 11 7:00 p.m. Admission is free d Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comThis spring, an online resource is helping landscapers and do-it-yourselfers save water by choosing the right plants for their yards speci c growing conditions.By choosing the right plants for the natural conditions of a landscape and putting them in the right place, homeowners can reduce the need for irrigation, which saves water and money. The St. Johns River Water Management Districts online search tool is a database of hundreds of plants that are native to Florida or are Florida-friendly. The database is designed to help determine which plants are most appropriate for a landscape given its natural growing conditions. The waterwise plant database is a dynamic web-based search tool that is compatible with most smartphones. The database, which is located at Choosing the right plants for your yard saves water By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District oridaswater.com/waterwiselandscapes, is searchable by 12 characteristics, including scienti c name, common name, plant size, color of owers, hardiness zone, soil moisture needs, light and shade requirements, salt tolerance and more. The plant details can help homeowners select the optimal location for the plant where it would need minimal irrigation to thrive. The database also allows users to compare information about di erent plants to determine if they are suitable to plant together and to help the user better plan planting areas. The districts waterwise landscaping web pages also provide information on how to design a water-conserving landscape and how to group plants according to their needs, such as planting region, sunlight and soil conditions.

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Johns R iv er N B aymeado ws RoadL a w Oces of M ichael S. D re ws P .A.S unbeam Road I suspect just about all Jacksonville residents have visited the island with no name, a strip of land that causes cartographers or map-makers dismay. The northern portion of the isle lies in Duval County and the southern most section in St. Johns. Where, youre likely thinking? Im talking about a 100-year-old nearby barrier island that was a peninsula until 1912. At that time a 10-mile channel was dug connecting the San Pablo and Tolomato Rivers. This cut separated the land from the mainland to clear the path for the Intracoastal Waterway, and thus, created an island. Jacksonville locals think of Jacksonvilles island with no nameBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comthe area as The Beaches but collectively the towns of Mayport (within Jacksonville city limits and primarily a military base), Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach (each an incorporated town with its own municipal government), Ponte Vedra and Palm Valley (within St. Johns County) form the unnamed mass. Recent discussions to possibly name the strip San Pablo Island were renewed by historians and o cials, but con icts arise since no legislative body or commission controls the entity. The Beaches area remained very sparsely populated until the end of the 19th century until resorts were developed. Jacksonville Beach was known as Ruby (circa 1884) named by W.E. Scull, a railroad surveyor with the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway Company, for his daughter. By 1885, the railroad and depot were completed and Ruby was transformed into a tent city as crowds of beachgoers arrived with tents. But then the town was renamed Pablo Beach, after the San Pablo River, a name it kept for nearly 30 years before settling on Jacksonville Beach in 1925. A series of luxury hotels were constructed, but the only one that remains is the Casa Marina. The Spanish-Mediterranean Casa Marina stood as the grand dame of its day. Thankfully, it was constructed as a reproof building composed of stucco, concrete, tile and an automatic sprinkler system. Hotel guests included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, John D. Rockefeller and Presidents Harry S. Truman and F.D.R. The Casa Marina Hotel was recognized in 2005 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Historic Hotels of America and is now preserved and maintained as one of the prestigious Historic Hotels in America. Atlantic Beach also grew as a resort community around Henry Flaglers large 1901 Continental Hotel and smaller hotels that arose at Mayport. Sadly, the Continental burned to the ground in 1919. Neptune Beach seceded from Jacksonville Beach in 1931 and incorporated as its own town. In 1914 mineral deposits were discovered at Ponte Vedra and although hard to believe, this area became known Mineral City. Following World War I, real estate development erupted and the marketed name was changed to Ponte Vedra Beach. Relations between The Beaches and the Jacksonville city government havent always been easy and locals have threatened to form their own Ocean County. This con ict diverted when Neptune Beach resident John Delaney was elected mayor of Jacksonville in 1995. However, the year is now 2012 and The Beaches area thrives with well established residential communities and a booming tourist arena, but they still reside on the island with no name. A good time was had by all recently when a group from the Mandarin Womens Club cruised out of Jacksonville! During the two days at sea, there were many hours spent in the casino with some winners, lots of Bingo, some Mexican Train, even a game of Bunco and some lovely hours sunning by the pool! The group toured Key West and one bunch of ladies spent a lovely couple of hours with drinks and lunch at Sloppy Joes. Then it was back to the ship and on to Nassau the next day for more fun and games.Mandarin Womens Club members enjoy cruiseBy Contributing Writer Sharon WeedDinners in the dining room were always special, with lots of choices to tempt our palates. The last day onboard was extra special for our own Eleanor Serich as she was the winner of the bingo jackpot of $1000! Everyone looks forward to next year when well do it all over again, maybe to some other exotic locale? The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club that is open to all women. For more information, please call at Kay 521-2524 or check our website, www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ Beginning on Monday, May 7, the top professional golfers in the world will be on the First Coast for THE PLAYERS. Practice rounds will take place through Wednesday, May 9. Military Appreciation Day will also be on that Wednesday as country music star Luke Bryan will perform a special concert dedicated to the military at 5:30 p.m. All active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission all week. The tournament begins on Thursday, May 10 and it concludes on Sunday, May 13. Because the nal round falls on Mothers Day, all golfers, caddies and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. For more information about THE PLAYERS, visit www.pgatour.com/ theplayers. In other news, The Gator Club of Jacksonville will host University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp at the annual Gator Gathering on Tuesday, May 1. This event will take place at the Greater Jacksonville Fair and Expo Center. The social time and dinner will Local Sports SceneTHE PLAYERS week is around the cornerBy Chad Cushnir 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 Local Sports Scene cont. on pg. 27

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 MANDARINEYECARESince 1992Quality Eyewear at Aordable Prices x & Non-R x Sunglasses One Hour ServiceIn most cases 292 397511111 San Jose Boulevard Eye Exams Available Anniversary Special25% OFFA complete pair of glassesSome restrictions apply. Does not apply to previous purchases, insurance rates, and other discounts. Expiration date: July 31, 2012 Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary! Authorized Distributor It hasnt escaped this gardeners notice that spring came rather early this year, after a very mild winter. Rainfall has been low; we are in both shortand long-term extreme drought, according to the United States Drought Monitor and the drought will likely intensify. Strong stu Im sure youll agree. So what can we do to help our plants, nurture a lovely landscape and conserve our drinking water supply? The mantra right plant, right place reminds us that plants have particular requirements for light, soil type and, crucially, moisture. For detailed advice see http://fyn.ifas.u .edu/ If youve been taking stock of your landscape, perhaps youve noticed that one of your plants is less than stellar. If it wilts without recovering once the sun goes down, it could be happier elsewhere, in its right place and a more drought-tolerant plant can take its place. When deciding on that gorgeous new plant in the nursery, that must have gem, do it and yourself a favor by carefully assessing how it will t in your garden. Will it get enough light? Enough water? If youre like me, it will have to survive on a diet of (almost) sand and supplemental watering only until its established. Only if you love it enough to baby it forever can you ignore its basic needs and then you are hooked into the expense of irrigation. Whether in-ground or hose-end watering, you will be adding to your GardeningSpring with a vengeanceBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASwater bill and to the burden on our water supply. Lawns also bene t from being in the right place a grass is just another plant, after all. Consider replacing areas of your lawn which arent thriving. Expand mulched areas around trees they will thank you and use drought-tolerant groundcovers where they wont compete with your trees for moisture. If you use an automatic sprinkler system twice a week and you dont have a moisture sensor, make sure that its o when the ground is moist. (Theres no better way to encourage that wretched dollar weed than by over-watering.) During daylight saving times, water restrictions only allow three quarters of an inch of water twice a week, which should be applied within an hour. Ideally water grass when it looks a little blue, its blades are folded and footprints remain when its walked across. Youll be discouraging both insects (think chinch bugs!) and fungi. Note that established ornamental trees and shrubs rarely need watering, unless they are incorrectly placed or there is prolonged drought, so right plant, right place certainly applies to them too. If this sounds gloomy, its not the intent. There are wonderfully colorful, tough plants available. For a selection of Florida friendly plants, check out http://fyn.ifas.u .edu/pdf/ FYN_Plant_Selection_Guide_ v090110.pdf Read the labels on plants you covet; nd a knowledgeable nursery person and talk to them and other gardeners, who will all be happy to share their experiences with other enthusiasts; and the library has some terri c books, about all kinds of plants and gardens, and its free!Jacksonville Humane Society Odie2 year old hound mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Meet Odie! He is a two-year-old Hound mix who is full of fun and personality! He has been at JHS since December 2011. He has seen many of his JHS friends go to their forever home and is patiently waiting for his. Wont you please consider taking Odie home today? begin at 5:00 p.m. while Coach Muschamp will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.jaxgatorclub.com. College baseballs regular season is winding down this month. Florida States nationally ranked team will visit JU on Wednesday, May 2. This game between the Seminoles and Dolphins will begin at 6:00 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium on the JU campus. UNF will visit the University of Florida on Tuesday, May 8. The Ospreys defeated the Gators 10-5 in a game played at UNFs Harmon Stadium back on April 3.JU and UNF will face each other in a three-game series beginning on Thursday, May 17. All three games will be played at UNF. The games will begin at 6:00 p.m. on May 17 and 18 while the series nale will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.The Jacksonville Suns will play 14 games at home during the month of May. Among the exciting promotions that the team will be having are: an appearance by Miami Marlins mascot Billy the Marlin on May 6, a Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton bobblehead giveaway on May 19 and a free baseball clinic for kids on May 20. For more information, visit www.jaxsuns.com. The Jacksonville Sharks have two home games this month. On Friday, May 4, the Sharks will host the New Orleans VooDoo for an 8:00 kicko at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Then on Saturday, May 19, the Iowa Barnstormers come to town for a 7:00 kicko .Local Sports Scene cont. from pg. 26 Celebrate Mom Sunday, May 13

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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 9 Third Thursday Lecture Page 9 Mandarin Museum Page 10 More Art Festival! Page 12 Youth Arts Update Page 13 Summer Camp Guide Page 15 MHS Happenings Page 17 Youth Scene Page 18 MHS Sports Page 20 Constitution Page 21 Faith News Page 23 Job Finder Page 24 Fishing Report Page 25 Movie Review Page 26 Mandarin Womens Club cruise Page 27 Gardening 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 8 May 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Whats not to love about the Mandarin Art Festival? Its a great place for families to spend time together and enjoy beautiful art work, jewelry and weather. With that being said, the 44th annual Mandarin Art Festival hosted by the Mandarin Community Club (www. mandarincommunityclub.org) on Easter weekend proved to be another great success. Visiting the “ rst grade classrooms of Loretto Elementary School takes you to a row of bright white portable buildings separated by your typical dull grey concrete sidewalk. Little spots of grass and dirt line the sidewalk to the portables. To say spots of grass is really an overstatement as there is more dirt and weeds than grass. To put it simply, it is a stark and not very inviting path. Well that has begun to change with the blossoming of an oasis in front of Andrea Bird watching enthusiasts from the Mandarin area may have heard the rumor of a rare, exotic ” ock of birdsŽ seen stopping in their travels at our Walter Jones Park recently. Its true! On Tuesday, March 21, members of the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club, led by the world renowned bird watching a“ cionado, member and former president of the local Audubon Society, Carole Community enjoys annual eventMandarin Art Festival brings the fun once again...for the 44th timeBy Megan CrawfordBirding with Dogwood CircleAmateur ornithologists tour with local expertBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Ross, Mandarin Garden Club Adams, spent an enjoyable few hours viewing the local world through binocular lenses. One does not garden in the Mandarin area without realizing that in addition to our providing beautiful surroundings for ourselves, were providing perfect feeding and breeding grounds for our feathered residents, both permanent and temporary. Adams shared a “ eld We all know that children have amazing imaginations; this fact proved to be true during the Mandarin Art Festivals Childrens Art Show. The energy of the art work by kids of all ages truly came to life as people bought goodies from the bake sale and witnessed childrens art lessons. Chris Buckley, the woman responsible for making this exhibit possible, says the judges always have a hard time deciding which child will receive “ rst, second and third place for their grade group. The fact that these kids are able to produce such amazing works of art is truly impressive, especially considering that it took many well-known adult artists years to master the same skill. As usual, many di erent forms of art were for sale. For instance hand crafted silk embroidery by Don Tran from St. Louis, Minnesota, was gazed upon with amazement while Tran practiced his craft for others to watch. To see more of his embroidery, visit www. embroidery.7p.com. If youre into quirky art, then the artist to see was Je rey Kennedy from Palm Coast Florida. Attendees of all ages got a kick out of his whimsical sculptures, such as Potty Mouth,Ž which can be viewed along with his other works at je reykennedyart.com. Of course, the art festival Art Festival cont. on pg. 10Loretto Elementary rst grade class plants oasis with a bubble gumŽ treeBy Karl KennellKims “ rst grade classroom. Parent volunteer Danielle Carwell stepped up to lead a planting party to spruce up the area in front of Kims classroom. Carwell described the project as an investment in our school environment for the kids this year as well as in the future.Ž The classs parents pooled funds to buy plants from Halls Ace Hardware at a discount. On the Wednesday before Spring Break, the party cleaned out the grass and weeds, prepped the ground and installed the plants, which included purple pentas, a Robellini Palm, cute white wire low fence and of course the Bubble GumŽ tree. You surely are asking, Just Loretto Oasis cont. on pg. 16 Bird watchers cont. on pg. 13 Increase your $ales this Summer Call today and ask about our Advertising $pecials 904-866-4919

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VALID THROUGH 5/31/12 simply SUMMERgatherings SALE20% o case wine May 25May 28mix & match OK There will be a community meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. (refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.) at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road to discuss the re-zoning/development at the corner of Oak Blu and San Jose Boulevard. Scheduled to attend are representatives from the developer and Chick-“ l-A, representatives from City of Jacksonville Planning Department and City of Jacksonville District 6 Councilman Matt Schellenberg. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, please call the Mandarin Community Club at 268-1622. The Friends of the South Mandarin Library will have their “ rst meeting on Wednesday, May 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Directions for the new group in support of the library will be discussed and o cers selected. Board members of the city-wide Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library will be on hand, including Friends president Harry Reagan. It is the goal of the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library to form a chapter at each library location. The Italian American Club will be participating in the World of Nations Celebration at Metropolitan Park on May 3, 4, 5 and 6. We welcome our Mandarin neighbors to come and see us! We will have homemade sausage and peppers, pizza, delicious desserts, Italian ices, souvenirs and so much more. Come and say hi! Also, mark your calendars for our upcoming craft festival at our club on June 2. There will be lots of vendors, our fabulous food, desserts, souvenirs and more. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters will be kicking o the 2012 Memorial Day weekend festivities with a special Salute to VeteransŽ breakfast to help provide essential services for Jacksonville veterans in need. The event will be held Thursday, May 24, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Jacksonville Fire Fighter Hall, located at 618 Stockton Street. Breakfast will be provided by your Jacksonville Fire Fighters. Proceeds from this event bene“ t the City of Jacksonvilles Veterans Trust Fund, a non-pro“ t in place to provide essential social services to Jacksonville veterans in need, at no cost to the veteran. Tickets for the event are $50 each, with tables for 10 going for $450 and can be purchased online by visiting The Jacksonville Fire Fighter Charities Salute To VeteransŽ page. For more information, please contact Mark Treglio, director of public relations for the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters at 219-8657. 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 First Coast Koi Club is having its annual Pond Tour on Saturday May 19. This self guided tour features over a dozen varieties of koi ponds and water gardens ranging from traditional Japanese water gardens to the extreme eclectic. Each pond represents the owners taste and personalities. Please come and experience all koi keeping and water gardening has to o er. For more information, please contact the FCKC president Libby Mattingly at 733-6831. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 are free. Check the website for more details: www.“ rstcoastkoiclub. com. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will have their end of year celebration on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the club. Fun, food and games are planned. Children ages “ ve through 18 are welcome with a parent. Buzz on by and join in the fun! Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The River City Womens Club will hold its luncheon meeting on May 16 at the Ramada Inn Mandarin, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Following the meeting and lunch, the Brown Bag Auction, a charity fundraiser, will be held with members and guests participating. The cost of the lunch is $15.50. For more information or reservations, please call 2628719 by Thursday, May 10.Whats New cont. on pg. 4 COPIES OF THIS ONLINE ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Mandarin Womens Club will meet on May 24 at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program will be on professional secrets to improve your photographs, including natural light verses ” ash, what causes red eye and more and will be presented by award winning portrait artist Betsy Snow. Club membership is open to all women. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for nonmembers and reservations are required; please call Iris at 268-2459 by May 19. For more information about the club, be sure to visit our new website at www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. The Mandarin Senior Center will hold its Spring Fling Dance on Friday, May 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00p.m. The cost is $5 per person and is open to all over age 21. Bring your own snacks and the Senior Center is will providing beverages, dessert, fabulous music and a good time. The Mandarin Senior Center is located at 3848 Hartley Road. For more information, please call the center at 262-7309. 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 From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMES! Southwood VillageAT WESTMINSTER WOODS ON JULINGTON CREEKCall 904-287-7300 to schedule a visit to see the lovely, new villas and charming neighborhood. Just 6 homes remaining! Call today to reserve yours! Luxurious. Affordable. Exceptional. Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Call us – We Love Competition. Since 1990 Tiny TreasuresWe buy, sell, trade and consign women and childrens clothing and childrens equipment10111-09 San Jose Blvd. Jax, FL 32257 Next to Tropical Smoothie 904-262-9712www.tinytreasuresresaleboutique.comWomen and Childrens Upscale/Resale Mr. Mayor, we do not need any more grandiose plans. An NBA team and a national swim meet are not, in my opinion, coming to Jacksonville anytime in the near future. We simply do not have the facilities. What the citizens of Mandarin and Jacksonville need and want from City Hall is for basic city services to be done more e ectively and e ciently. Paying a Sports Commissioner $179,000 per year (the same position was paid only $55,000 last year), a former NBA player $60,000 per year and a former aide $98,000 per year (who was only making $65,000 last year and who is supposedly quali“ ed as the Director of Special EventsŽ because she helped organize Mayor Browns Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast), is absolutely ridiculous, especially when they are given such unattainable goals. $342,000 per year is a large amount for the taxpayers to be doling out in hopes of attracting major sporting events. At this point, there are Whats New cont. from pg. 3many other things we should be focused on. How about the pension crisis, for example? And a crisis, it is. I know I have mentioned this in past articles, but without immediate action, we, the citizens of Jacksonville, are faced with an exorbitant and escalating “ nancial burden which will eventually consume most of our resources„yet we continue to kick the can down the road. But hey, maybe well get an NBA team! Photo ops and press conferences are fun, but the real work, the nitty-gritty of city business, is being left undone. We need to buckle-down and confront some of these issues. The taxpayers deserve an e ciently run government managed by quali“ ed people. Lets stick to doing what government should be doing: providing core services to its citizens. The private sector can handle the rest. District news: If you did not attend the Mandarin Art Festival in April, you missed a wonderful time. Many artists from Jacksonville were there, including one artist from as far away as Delaware. The festival epitomizes what Mandarin is all about: Supporting local talent and embracing the beauty of the outdoors. Also, I recently met with the Nonpro“ t Center of Northeast Florida, a group that is doing incredible work here in Jacksonville. They have launched a web-based community resource called The LinkŽ (www.thenonpro“ tlink.org). The Link o ers an interactive map of nonpro“ t organizations within Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties; a database of nonpro“ t services; a directory of community needs and available resources, and more. I know these are trying economic times. If you need assistance, please contact them or visit their website. Finally, I will be having a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Loretto Elementary School. Please stop by so we can further discuss the issues facing our city and our district. God bless, Matt Schellenberg Councilman, District 6 Matts@coj.net 630-1388 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 Olde Mandarin Corner Market (OMCM), sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club, returns May 6. Featuring local produce, specialty foods, arts and crafts, the OMCM is held on select Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads (adjacent to the Mandarin Community Club building). There is no admission and ample free parking is available. Upcoming dates are May 6, May 20, June 3 and June 17. For more information, please visit www.oldemandarincornermarket.com. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail.com or 253-0586. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Blvd South. The breakfast social will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by our Club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed meeting room in the restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Councilman Robin Whats New cont. on pg. 7 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Call us today to learn about the latest no-downtime cosmetic dermatologic procedures and products our practice has to offer.Aging gracefully has now arrived. Mark S. Cheiken, DO Board Certi“ed Dermatologist Tiffany McMurray, ARNP-BC The extensive search for our new Superintendent has begun. Our goal is to name the Districts new leader this summer. Duval County Public Schools operates 177 schools, and serves approximately 125,000 students. Our vision is that every student will graduate from Duval County Public Schools with the knowledge and skills to be successful in postsecondary education and the workforce. Our mission is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities that will allow all students to acquire and use the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a global economy and culturally diverse world. We believe that the academic success of every student is our top priority. The superintendent search will involve our entire community. The process will be transparent at every turn and an Envisioning Committee has been established to help frame the process. The committee consists of one representative from various community and civic organizations and also includes the extra weight of seven parents, seven teachers, seven principals and seven students. Each board member has selected one parent, teacher, principal and student to serve on the Envisioning Committee. The meetings will be School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7video streamed on our website for additional visibility. After the FCAT testing period, the board will host a series of meetings with school and district sta groups. Community meetings will also be held throughout Jacksonville to receive input. A survey will also be made available on line. Please check out the Duval County Public Schools website at www.duvalschools.org for more information or call the board o ce at 390-2293 for any questions you may have. This is an exciting time for all Duval County, as we transition to the next level in hiring the very best superintendent to make the Duval County School System the best urban, suburban, rural, district in the state and nation. Important Dates: May 1: School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive May 23: Student Early Release Day May 28: Memorial Day (Schools and District O ces Closed Thought for the Month: If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy AdamsJAX Chamber board passes resolutionsThe JAX Chamber board of directors passed two resolutions supporting the City of Jacksonvilles economic development legislation to create a Downtown Investment Authority (bill 20120212) and Public Investment Policy (bill 2012-0213). The JAX Chamber is focused on driving quality economic growth in this region,Ž said Tom Van Berkel, JAX Chamber chair and chairman and CEO of The Main Street America Group. Developing Downtown and making economic development e cient and e ective are critical to our regions success. As the City Council considers the Downtown Investment Authority and Public Investment Policy, we want them to know the Chambers Board of Directors fully supports both bills.Ž The Downtown Investment Authority resolution stated that developing Downtown Jacksonville is an ongoing priority for the Chamber, and it has extensively researched best practices on how to revitalize the urban core of Jacksonville by analyzing the success of benchmark cities. The Chambers board is supportive of a lead Downtown agency that will provide consistent leadership to implement a long-term plan and facilitate the development of a strong core where local and national businesses can thrive. The resolution also stated that the JAX Chamber will advocate the City of Jacksonville determine a permanent funding structure for the Authority. A lead Downtown agency is needed to take responsibility and become a focal point for the varied interest groups that support Downtown growth and development,Ž said Charlie Hood, chair of the JAX Chambers Public Policy Committee and vice president of public a airs at Rayonier. The resolution in support of the Public Investment Policy stated that the proposed legislation will help attract and grow businesses in Jacksonville, creating new investment and jobs in the community. Revising the City of Jacksonvilles economic development program will make our city a more attractive location for business expansions and relocations,Ž Hood said. The board was supportive of shortening the economic development project review and approval process. These changes will give Jacksonville a competitive advantage to close high-value economic development projects,Ž Van Berkel said. 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

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Keeping our neighborhoods safe and protecting lives and property, is the mission of this agency and our top priority at the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. Regulation of restricted metals: You may see this more often than you realize, but a truck backed up to an air conditioning unit of an unoccupied home or at a business after hours is very often a clue that there is a theft occurring. I am pleased to report that we had a winŽ in the legislature this session, with the passage of Florida Statute 538 … Regulation of Restricted Metals. As I have discussed in the past, in this very column, this type of property crime (theft of metals) rose dramatically from 20092011. This includes everything from residential and business air conditioning units, to the metal vases used graveside for ” owers, to the catalytic converters in automobiles. People steal this metal and then resell it as scrap, for cash. In addition to the personal violation people have su ered, our residents and business owners watched their costs in both materials and insurance coverage rise dramatically. Local legislation wasnt the solution, as I was certain that would only drive the criminals into neighboring counties to sell and scrap what they stole here. In my role as the Legislative Chair for the Florida Sheri s Association, my fellow Sheri s and I were able to win the support of many legitimate metal recycling business owner and then members of the Florida House and Senate. With the Governors signature, we will put restrictions on how recyclers and scrap metal companies can receive scrap from citizens and improve how they report these transactions to law enforcement, so we can spot crime patterns and trends. The new process will replicate the reporting now mandated of our pawn shops, which has greatly reduced the amount of stolen materials pawned in our area. Again, we remind citizens that if it looks suspicious, its OK to call us at 630-0500 (non-emergency) or 9-1-1 if you see a theft taking place. Organized schemes to defraud: One of the things that threaten neighborhood safety, not to mention the impact to our curb appealŽ and property values, is when a property is in some phase of foreclosure and falls into disrepair or has a lawn that isnt maintained. Especially if that property stands out in an otherwise well-kept neighborhood! These indicators are also a signal to the homeless and criminal element that there is an opportunityŽ at hand to move in and squat or worse still, claim the property as their own and charge others rent to live there … when the landlordŽ never even had a right to the property in the “ rst place. It is called an organized scheme to defraudŽ or acting as a real estate agent without a licenseŽ and both are illegal. With the help of State Attorney Angela Coreys o ce, we arrested four individuals in March who were operating this kind of scheme in some very nice neighborhoods around town. All of the properties were in some state of foreclosure. Keep an eye out in your neighborhood for properties that look distressed or you know are unoccupied and for sale and there is sudden activity of people moving in or staying there. We encourage a spirit of community and ask that the able bodied neighbors do their best to mow and trim a lawn at a house that is empty, as this is a natural deterrent to the criminal element and helps the appearance of the entire neighborhood. JSO receives federal grant for cold case investigations: As you know, especially if you watch the “ ctionalized Hollywood version of murder cases and sex crimes, many crimes can be solved with DNA testing. This is not only good science, but an expectation we all have of our unsolved crimes. What you may not know is that just 20 short years ago, identifying suspects years after the crime had been committed wasnt even possible. Ten short years ago there was a law enforcement innovation called CODIS, where we could store the DNA “ ngerprints of those convicted and sentenced for serious crimes. Now we collect DNA materials routinely, but connecting our collectionŽ of DNA with any evidence from these older, unsolved crimes will take time and money. Both are scarce resources here at JSO. In 2011 the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce division of Continuing Improvement, along with our Crimes Against Persons division, applied for a federal grant to o set the cost of running any DNA testing possible on these older, coldŽ cases. In November 2011 we received word that we received the grant. The $500,000 federal grant is dedicated speci“ cally to reviewing 302 homicide cold cases that occurred from 1990-2001. It also pays for the DNA testing of homicide and sexual assault cases that meet the criteria and are prosecutable. It also allows us to build a database, in anticipation of further advances in science and the possibility the other cases may be solved as technology and testing advance. This review will include 302 homicides that may have never been tested or cases where the advances in science mean that we can do better testing today; and cases where the detectives believe that the DNA evidence studied today might lead to a successful prosecution versus the older, less advanced testing that may have been done in the past. Our Crime Against Persons section has also begun reviewing 195 sexual assault cases, from the same time period. More sexual assault cases may be reviewed and possibly sent for testing, as the grant time period and money allows. To date we have sent for testing 36 homicide cases that have available forensic materials. I look forward to keeping you apprised of our success in taking some of these cases all the way to arrest and prosecution. All the information contained in this article, along with a lot more, is available on our website at www.jaxsheri org. To receive crime alerts, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can register for alerts about sexual predators and o enders in your neighborhood online; and learn how to join us in a variety of ways. Also, if you would like to work with the police each month on issues of concern in your neighborhood, please call 630-2120 or visit Community A airs at www.jaxsheri .org … click on the Sheri s Advisory Council (ShAdCo) link. We appreciate all the citizens of Jacksonville who are engaging with us and share our commitment to keeping the historic, low crime rates we have achieved, as we move ahead in 2012. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 CRAFT FESTIVAL June 2, 2012 Free Admission! Italian American Club 2838 Westberry RoadEnjoy local vendors, delicious homemade Italian food, desserts, souvenirs and much more.904-262-5905/268-2882www.iacoacksonville.com Stocks and other equity securities are an important part of your investment mix, but you may also want to consider some “ xed income investments like municipal bonds whose income is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state; however, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Municipal bonds are issued by entities that use the funds raised from the sale of bonds to “ nance new streets, water and sewage systems, hospitals, parks and many other improvement projects. In return for the use of your money, the issuer promises to pay you not only the principal amount back when the bond Whats New cont. from pg. 4Lumb, Councilman-at-Large for Group 5 and vice chairman for the Duval County Republican Party, who will give the group a presentation of the upcoming campaign and future intentions by the local party. If you are a Republican candidate and would like to introduce yourself to our club members, please attend. 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 May general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, May 21 at 9:30 a.m. in First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. This months program will be the Guilds annual challenge presented by Vickie Zoller and we will also sponsor a collection for the Mandarin Food Bank. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. 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. Sierra Club, Northeast Group will meet on May 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. The club will host Larry Figart, urban forester with the Duval County Extension O ce, who will speak about Misconceptions about Trees.Ž His speech will cover the best native trees for our area, correct pruning as well as irrigation of them. The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876 Broadway Kid Starz presents Hairspray on May 10, 11, 12, 13 at 6:00 p.m. and Our Town on May 12 and 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Tickets are $11.00 and are available at the door. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; non-members fee is $14 and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320.The Clay County Cruzers invite the community to come out and enjoy the third annual Rev It Up!Ž for the Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser/car show. The event will be held at Fleming Island Presbyterian Church, located at 1743 County Road 220 in Fleming Island on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration for a participant car or truck is $25 at the gate. Any active duty service member can enter a vehicle to be judged in the show for free and there is no charge for spectators. There will be representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project attending as our guests. Registered vehicles will be judged in six classes. There will be over 40 trophies presented, including a show favorite, the spectator choice award. There will also be a 50/50 ra e, door prizes, show tee-shirts and dash plates. Proceeds from the show will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773.Municipal bonds may be good for your portfolioContributed by Christopher Thompson, CRPC, CFP, Vice PresidentInvestment Of cer, Wells Fargo Advisors matures, but also a set interest rate or coupon, during the term of the bond. It is important to note that municipal bonds typically have very low default rates. According to the Bond Market Association, less than 1 percent of municipal bond issues sold since 1940 have gone into either technical or actual default. However, past performance does not guarantee future results. Municipal bonds are also usually issued with a credit enhancement, such as bond insurance or a bank letter of credit, which helps provide a stronger assurance of timely payments. Some important points to remember: Yields and market values will ” uctuate if the bonds are sold before maturity. Bonds are subject to market risk and, if sold prior to maturity, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investors should keep in mind that as interest rates rise, existing bond prices of already outstanding “ xed income securities tend to fall. Long-term bonds are generally more exposed to interest rate risk than short-term bonds. It is also important to realize that you can “ nd a lot of diversi“ cation just among municipal bonds themselves. This is because they are a major means of “ nancing growth and expansion in a wide variety of communities and are issued in all parts of the United States. This provides you with a large selection of bonds from which to choose. In addition to geographic diversity, you will “ nd an array of maturities, prices, coupon rates and other features that may be a good “ t for your future needs. Working with your Financial Advisor, you can determine whether municipal bonds make sense for you when considering your tax situation, objectives and tolerance for risk. Your Financial Advisor can help you choose bonds that are not only a good “ t, but may also give you the opportunity to support projects within your community. Wells Fargo Advisors is not a legal or tax advisor. This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Chris Thompson, Vice President … Investment Of cer in Ponte Vedra. Investments in securities and insurance products are: not FDIC-insured/not bank-guaranteed/ may lose value. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank af liate of Wells Fargo and Company. 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These polls cost more because it takes more contacts to complete these polls. Many rely on less accurate polls of registered voters. There is a huge di erence between registered voters and likely voters. Anybody can be a registered voter, but that doesnt mean they vote. Likely voters are what we in politics call super voters; these are people who show up at the polls come rain or shine. Then, there is the question of the survey instrument … thats the actual list of questions. Truly accurate polling asks very neutral questions and asks the questions in more than one way. If you receive a telephone call from a pollster and it appears the questions are planting ideas in your mind, then that is a push poll,Ž the most dreadful of all polls. Push polls are designed to have a planned outcome and to ultimately in” uence opinion and voters, not take an accurate measurement of the mood of the electorate. When you “ nish giving your responses to an accurate pollster, you should have absolutely no idea who is sponsoring that poll. If you have suspicions because of the wording of some questions or the repetition of some phrases or names or issues, then youve probably “ gured out who is sponsoring the poll. Some polls are paid for directly by candidates, some by political parties, some by political action committees and some by polling companies themselves for news media clients. When the best polling companies themselves present polls to be public via news outlets, they are usually the most accurate polls because In a clear indication that Jason Fischer has wide support among the people of School Board District 7, Fischer recently announced he has quali“ ed by petition for ballot placement. Fischer is the “ rst and only candidate in the race to qualify by petition so far. Under Florida law, to qualify for ballot placement for School Board, a candidate must secure the signatures of at least 752 voters, representing at least 1 percent of the total registered voters in the district. It is humbling to have received the support of so many Mandarin and Southside residents. I am honored to have my name placed on the August ballot by the people I am seeking to represent. I have spoken with so many citizens that are frustrated with the state of our schools. I will continue to meet daily with voters across the district listening to their concerns and ideas for the future of our children and community,Ž said Fischer. In another indication of The Freedom Boat Club operates under a simple philosophy: Boating should be fun, relaxing and hassle-free. Now the worlds largest members-only boating club wants to share the joy of boating with some who otherwise may not have the opportunity. On Tuesday, May 15 the Jacksonville branch of the Freedom Boat Club will be taking out 75 students from the Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r. Academy for a day of adventure on the ocean. The students will be treated to a variety of activities including exploring local waterways, searching for manatees, swimming and recreation and enjoying a picnic lunch while anchored out on the water. We feel very blessed to have this opportunity. Its going to be an awesome experience,Ž Candidate submits over 800 veri ed candidate petitionsPolitical CommentaryDont panic; learn to read polls rstBy J. Bruce Richardsonthey dont have a dog in the huntŽ for the poll. Some news organizations … usually ones with a bias … present polls as facts, but are not trustworthy. NBC/Wall Street Journal polls are often suspect, even if they are partnered by the Wall Street Journal. Its NBC which causes problems. Any poll under the name Rasmussen Reports is a valid poll. Polls from The Gallup Organization, perhaps the best known name in polling, are good as long as they are polls of likely voters. Insider Advantage polls by Matt Towery which are publishing in Mandarins other newspaper are usually good, too. Fox News/ Opinion Dynamics are a good backup source. Results are always shown with a margin of errorŽ number. If two candidates are fewer points apart than the margin of error, then they are equal. It doesnt matter which one is ahead; margin of error is the key.J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada and authors an Internetbased transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.wide support, Fischer posted the largest numbers of contributors and the largest amount of contributions, besting the number two candidate by almost three times the cash raised from nonfamily members. School Board District 7 is made up of much of Southside in what are now the new City Council Districts 6 and 11. Fischer is a family man and a business man who grew up in Duval County, graduated from the University of North Florida and is an engineer with CSX Corporation. Fun on the water for local Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r. Academynotes the schools director and founder Dubel Augusto. We want to give back to the community that has been so good to us,Ž said Lisa Almeida, who manages the Jacksonville a liate of the Freedom Boat Club. So we have decided to pick one charitable organization each month to work with and share the resources of the Freedom Boat Club.Ž Fathers H.a.r.b.o.r., (which stands for Helping Adolescents Restore Balance Order and Respect), is a Christian-based school, with grades kindergarten through 12, o ering a unique opportunity for students to excel in their elementary and secondary education. The school utilizes the visual, performing and recording arts in order to help students maximize their potential for learning and to facilitate their many talents. On May 15, the students, accompanied by Freedom Boat Club sta as well as their teachers, will depart on a small ” eet of boats from the Freedom Boat Club docks at Julington Creek and head for Green Cove Springs and the mouth of Black Creek, where they will search for manatee. From there, they will anchor at Trout Creek and have a picnic lunch before heading to Durbin Creek. The event takes place during Fathers H.a.r.b.o.rs senior week. The students week will kick o with the boating day adventures and end in the schools prom, which will appropriately have a Caribbean NightsŽ theme. Advertise Now! 886-4919 Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919

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I-95 to Exit 335 *X-Rays (If Medically Necessary) Report of findings with doctors first treatment Value $250 Expires 6/10/12 Oswald Chiropractic When I “ rst heard of the Jo rey Ballet Performance Companys presentation, sponsored by Preston Haskell and presented by our own Florida Ballet, my curiosity was immediately piqued. A lover for many years of the early Danish Ballet works and also of the choreographic genius of Gerald Arpino, Robert Jo reys associate director, here was a unique opportunity to see the works of both performed on one program by some of the outstanding young dancers who are the members of the Jo rey Ballet Performance company. We occasionally are privileged to see some of the major works from the classical ballet repertoire performed in Jacksonville by prominent International companies, but this is di erent. The program re” ects Robert Jo reys philosophy of combining reproductions with contemporary works. The classic repertoire is represented by La VentanaŽ created by Danish Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) was named the 2012 National Grammy Signature School by the Grammy Foundation in Los Angeles, signifying that Douglas Anderson is the #1 high school music program in the country. This is the second time in three years that DA has been named the national signature school. It had previously earned the award in 2010. The award was announced in Los Angeles by David Sears, senior director of education Programs for the Grammy Foundation. The award honors the entire music program at Douglas Anderson, including the instrumental, vocal, piano, guitar, electronic music and recording arts. Winning the Grammy National Signature School award is a huge a rmation for the students and the faculty at DA,Ž said Ace Martin, chair of the DA music department. We are all focused on achieving excellence both in performance and curriculum and its terri“ c to get validation of all of our hard work.ŽEncoreA unique ballet performanceBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitychoreographer August Bournonville in the 1800s. Birthday VariationŽ and KettentanzŽ were part of the original Jo rey companys repertoire choreographed by Gerald Arpino. New ballets on the program include Feathers in my headŽ by Julie Bourt, BarrocoŽ by Africa Guzman, Beneath the Crescent by Brian McSween, JBSPC Ballet Master and At The Still Point of the Turning WorldŽ by JBSPC Artistic Director Davis Robertson. In addition, the premiere of a new work by Laurie Picinich Byrd, artistic director of the Florida Ballet will be presented by several of our own exceptionally talented and beautifully trained young dancers. As yet untitled, it is set to music by Mozart. What a unique opportunity to experience creativity covering many years! In addition, Davis Robertson and Brian McSween will be o ering Master classes at the Florida Ballet Studio at 300 East State Street, Suite E. Classes are open to dance students in the area. Tying in with all of this is a “ lm presentation at the Jewish Community Alliance, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard, as part of their “ lm series. Entitled Jo rey: Mavericks of American Dance,Ž the “ lm had its debut in New York in February. The showing is free and open to all and is a wonderful introduction to the liveŽ program at the Lazzara Performance Hall at the University of North Florida. Tickets are available at the UNF box o ce, 620-2878. As a special bonus, Maggianos at the St. Johns Town Center and JJs Bistro at Gate Parkway and at Ponte Vedra are o ering a 10 percent discount on dinner for ticket holders! For additional information you can call the Florida Ballet at 353-7518. On June 9, Jim Alabiso will undertake an unprecedented 12-mile swim in the St. Johns River, from Walter Jones Park at County Dock Road to the Riverside Arts Market (RAM) under the Fuller Warren Bridge. He and his support team will begin at 6:30 a.m. and arrive around 12:00 noon to a special Up the River day at RAM, complete with guest speakers and live music. Last year, Alabiso swam 3.5-miles across the St Johns, from Fleming Island to Walter Jones Park, as his “ rst e ort to draw attention to the river as a valuable and sometimes under-used resource in the community. Once again, Alabiso is swimming to promote awareness and continued conservation e orts for the St. Johns. This years event, the 12 Mile Swim for the St. Johns, is an example of residents, busi-Mark your calendar for May 17Third Thursday Lecture Series: A 12 mile swim for the St. Johnsnesses and non-pro“ ts coming together to preserve our waterways. Partners in the project include St. Johns Riverkeeper, Riverside Arts Market and the YMCA, as well as the HIT Center and other local businesses. Alabiso is a 56-year-old software architect, life coach and an open-water competitive swimmer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Jacksonville in 1972. In 2004, a bicycle accident caused a serious hip injury that left him hardly able to walk and unable to work for over a year. During his long and painful recovery, Alabiso rediscovered his passion for swimming, which enabled him to regain his health and “ tness. During his life, Alabiso has served in a variety of roles: father, musician, lifeguard, software developer, business consultant, caregiver, animation artist, SCUBA diver, teacher, swim coach and patient. At each stage of my life, Ive had to assess where I was starting, where I wanted to be, and how best to get there. During the journey, Ive been fortunate to laugh, love and learn from it all,Ž says Alabiso. Join us on Thursday, May 17, 2012 for the Third Thursday Lecture Series. Doors open and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Alabiso will re” ect on what he learned last year, what the river taught him and why he does what he does on the path to health, growth and preservation in 2012. For more information about the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society or this program, please call the museum at 268-0784 or visit the museums website at www. mandarinmuseum.net Douglas Anderson School of the Arts receives accoladesMartin explained that the Grammy Foundation identi“ es public high schools that demonstrate exceptional integration of all areas of music … from performance in multiple musical areas, to intensive study of musical theory. The award comes with a $15,000 cash prize that is put toward the needs of the music department. I always dreamed of our department winning the National Grammy Award,Ž said Martin, who has taught at Douglas Anderson since 1985. To win it twice is an amazing achievement that makes us very proud of our students and the music education in Duval County.Ž Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Nowis the timeto make your move. Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: Contact Wendy Hilton hiltonw@ffsb.com All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. To see which Al’s HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 Art Festival cont. from pg. 1wouldnt be the same without hand crafted jewelry. For example, one of the many jewelry makers, Mark Billman from Gainesville, was selling unique pieces made out of sliver, niobium and 14 karat gold. Information about his ear cu s,Ž twirls,Ž ear upsŽ and switchablesŽ can be found at www. markbillman.com. Other items that were not jewelry also stood out; this included natural stone oil lamps cut from Arizona rainbow rock and amethyst crystal (stoneoillamps.com), interesting clocks by MFX Inc., soothing guitar music by Don Thomas (www.donthomasmusic.com), hand knit scarves and clothing by Inna Schoeler (www.foxxychique.com) and more. Browsing through the neat things for sale really works up an appetite; this explains why the food court was selling crepes, tacos, crab cakes, kettle corn and snow cones like crazy. For those into the health food scene, The Green Market was where a person needed to be for all natural cheese straws, cupcakes, olive tapenade and other goodies. Nevertheless, edible items werent the only things The Green Market had to o er. Alan C. Bruns, owner of Sun Dog Soaps, was selling a variety of handcrafted, all natural, great smelling soaps and bath products for attendees looking to pamper themselves. For more information on their products, visit www.sundogsoaps.com. Second place winner in the Childrens Art Show by a Bartram Springs Elementary student. Quirky statues by Palm Coast artist Jeffrey Kennedy Artist Don Tran with his hand crafted silk embroidery Bands played as wellƒthere was something for everyone at the Mandarin Art Festival! Mark your calendars for next years event over Easter Weekend. See you there!Mandarin Art Festival scenesPhotos by Megan CrawfordEditors Note: Be sure to see the next page for a list of the winners in the Childrens Art Show! Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterTreating: Headaches, Back, Leg, Neck & Arm Pain, Work & Auto Injuries268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403(off of San Jose Blvd)Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257 Dr. Jon Repole, D.C. Call today for our Cash Discounts and First Visit Specials Chiropractic CareSafe Gentle Care for Children & Adults Chiropractic € Physical Therapy Massage € Spinal Rehab Nutrition CounselingDiscover how to properly and safely use supplements, how to maintain good health through gentle detoxi“cation and proper dietary habits. Conditions treated: weight loss, fatigue, chronic and acute pain, diabetes, hypertension and “bromyalgia, to name a few. New Address

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 GOT KIDS DRIVING?Call me to SAVE MONEY!904-538-9440Johncrowell@allstate.com 108 Bartram Oaks WalkLocated inside the Spa and Salon at Bartram Walk. 899-1234Carl Slack C lSlk L ife is full of choices, choose to have the best color.Proudly oering you either, Goldwell or Organic Color www.farfetchedtalesagility.com or www.fftagility.blogspot.com Far Fetched Tales Dog Training 6932 Morse Ave FL 32244 904-352-7631 Classes: Class Locations: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida has volunteer opportunities available that help improve the quality of life of patients and families living in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Opportunities include: € Patient/family volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, in long term care or assisted living facilities or at one of the “ ve Community Hospice inpatient care centers. € For people who enjoy work-The annual Childrens Art Show was held April 7 and 8 during the Mandarin Art Festival. This annual event featured work from 18 of our Duval and St. Johns County elementary and middle schools. Chris Buckley was the 2012 chairwoman and local artist Reta Russel-Houghton served as judge this year. Ribbons were awarded in both individual and school categories as follows: Best in Show School First St. Joseph Catholic School 6-8 Second … San Jose Episcopal Day School Third … Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Best in Show Student First … Maria Canon, San Juan del Rio 6-8 Second … Isabella Davis, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School K-5 Third Anna Csikai, San Jose Episcopal Day School 6-8 Grade Division First … Ryan Vandenbord, San Juan del Rio Second … Skylar Adams, Christs Church School Third … Julia Kahn, Martin J. Gottlieb Day SchoolChildrens Art Show honors talented studentsHonorable Mention … Juliana Jones, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention … James Hale, Christs Church Academy Honorable Mention … Julia Kahn, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Honorable Mention … Daziyah Sullivan, Mandarin Middle School 3-5 Grade Division First Divine Dill, Christs Church Academy Second Bailey Withrow, Bartram Springs Elementary Third Lilly Hutchinson, Loretto Elementary Honorable Mention … David Venters, San Jose Episcopal Day School Honorable Mention … Ashley Weber, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention … Elena Clark, Greenland Pines Elementary Honorable Mention … Philip Dicicco, Greenland Pines Elementary K-2 Grade Division First Bradley Mann, San Jose Episcopal Day School Second … Mallory Boyer, Christs Church Academy Third … Mary Grace Walters, Julington Creek Elementary Honorable Mention … Annabella Wilson, St. Joseph Catholic School Honorable Mention … Krysta Wheeler, Crown Point Elementary Honorable Mention … Mia Dutton, Pine Forest School of the Arts Honorable Mention … Emma Moberg, Greenland Pines ElementaryMany volunteer opportunities available at Community Hospiceprogram and visit patients or participate in community events. € Volunteers are needed to assist with clerical and administrative duties. € Volunteers help out at a variety of exciting events that support Community Hospice fundraising e orts. € Like to shop? Volunteer at one of the two Community Hospice thrifts shops (on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park and on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville). The Community Hospice Volunteer Services department works closely with all volunteers to provide appropriate training and make sure that their talents and skills are matched with current needs in the best way possible. Whether you o er companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members, help with clerical work, or assist at fundraising events, at Community Hospice, theres a volunteer opportunity for everyone. How to sign up: The easiest and most convenient way to become a Community Hospice volunteer is to visit communityhospice.com and click on the For Donors and Volunteers tab or call 407-5011 for additional information. Baptist South offers digital mammography. With digital mammography, Bapti st Souths Imaging Center is among the most advanced in Florida. Mammograms done here are reported electronically, offering big advantages.Its faster because theres no film to develop, no waiting to assure that the images are clear, and fewer repeats. Its more accurate because brightness, contrast and magnification can be adjusted to clarify suspicious areas. Image s can be viewed by your health team online or on a CD. To schedule a digital mammogram, call 904.202.2222 To learn more about our hospital, visit e-baptisthealth.com/south. ing with youngsters, volunteers can choose to work with children and teenagers at Camp Healing Powers, a therapeutic weekend camp that is held twice a year. € Visit pediatric patients and their families by volunteering with Community PedsCare, the pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and lifethreatening conditions. € Dog owners can volunteer to become part of the Community Hospice pet therapy Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Adkins Pool Services, Inc.401-1556thepoolprofessor@att.net Your friendly neighborhood pool service! Award Less than 5% of all vendors on Angie’s List get this award New location near Baptist South! FIRST COASTAllergy and Asthma Got Allergies? We Can Help.Sanjay Swami, MDTrained at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center Same or Next Day Appointments Available 14810 Old St. Augustine Road, #201, Jax, FL 32258 United States Army Rangers are remarkable for many traits, not least of which is their physical “ tness. There is now a new name for the 10,000 square-foot gym where they train at Hunter Army Air“ eld in Savannah, Georgia. On March 16, the new facility was o cially named the Dahlke-Hario CFTF (Combat Fitness Training Facility), which houses the latest in comprehensive physical training equipment. The gym was named in honor of SSG Jason S. Dahlke and PFC Eric W. Hario, two men whose physical “ tness and athleticism stood out among a battalion of men known for their physical “ tness and athletic abilities. Dahlke, 29 and Hario, 19, gave their last full measure in battle on August 29, 2009 when they were killed by enemy gun“ re in separate “ re“ ghts in Paktika Province, Afghanistan. Dahlke grew up attending Mandarin area schools and later received his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at UCF. He subsequently married his high school sweetheart, Niki Norvell, also a Mandarin area native. Dahlke enlisted in the Army in 2005 and passed rigid standards to become a member of the elite Army Rangers. He was assigned to the 1st battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stationed at Hunter Army Air“ eld in Savannah, Georgia. Dahlke was an avid and adventurous outdoorsman, enjoying mountain biking, Screams of laughter and dramatic exclamations spill out of one door, while dancers leap and prance around musicians practicing their instruments in the hall. Artists studiously examine their mediums before they set to work on their creations while upstairs creative writers tap on their keyboards. Almost every day at LaVilla School of the Arts is spent like this, but now the students work takes on a more signi“ cant meaning as Showcase looms closer on the calendar. Showcase is LaVillas annual performance in which all the arts areas participate. Each area gets a turn to show the other departments what they can do. Its a celebration of the arts that the community can join too. Going on its 12th year, Showcase will take place May 3 and 4 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the LaVilla Theatre. Melinda Malkewitz, technical theatre teacher and director of Showcase, describes the performance as the best of the best from all the arts areas....a professional, About 65 people, including leaders from St. Johns County, attended the ground breaking ceremony for Memorial Hospitals new Julington Creek ER. The 12 bed, 11,000 foot facility will be located at 3635 Race Track Road, just across Julington Creek in NW St. Johns County. The facility is set to open at the end of the year. We are thrilled to be moving into St. Johns County,Ž Memorial Hospital CEO James OLoughlin said today. This county and speci“ cally this neighborhood are growing rapidly and there is a real need for emergency care.Ž The Race Track Road location will be a full-service ER with a dedicated pediatrics area, which makes it a lot di erent from an urgent care center. This facility will be licensed by the state as an Emergency Department and gives St. Johns Youth Arts UpdateShowcase is almost here!By Danielle Wirsanskyhigh quality performance by young artists in music, dance, theatre and art.Ž Each year has its own unique theme and this years is based loosely on the idea of one voice.Ž To make up the selection of the show, the directors from each arts area submit their own chosen pieces. The criteria are based on a variety of things, such as quality of performance and audience entertainment. According to Carole Grif“ n, head of the orchestra department, students gain from watching the performance because they get to see their peers in the di erent arts areas showcase their talent.Ž In addition to the performance, there is a video spot for LaVillas Teacher of the Year as well as an art gallery opening and an outdoor festival, which will start around 6:30 p.m. Alumni are welcome back too. As Malkewitz says, Showcase is a chance for the community to truly “ nd out what LaVilla is all about.ŽHospital breaks ground on new NW St. Johns County ER County Rescue Crews a place for patients to be treated 24-7. From playground accidents, to heart attacks, to broken bones, this facility will be able to take care of patients of all ages,Ž Dr. Guy Selander, Memorial Hospitals chairman of the board said. As a family physician, I know how during many medical emergencies minutes matter. As a parent I also know that the quality of medical care in a community has a great impact on the quality of life.Ž Army Rangers training facility named for area residentscuba diving and jogging. He was described as an energetic, magnetic man who lived life to the fullest. At the time of his death, Dahlke was on his sixth deployment, three to Iraq and three to Afghanistan. The gym honors the memory of both young men and was called a “ tting tribute by fellow Rangers, Ranger leaders, family and friends. His father and stepmother, Roger and Tessa Dahlke, reside in the Mandarin area. To donate in support of injured Army Rangers or the families of Rangers KIA, please send donations to the Sua Sponte Foundation, P.O. Box 60281, Savannah, Ga. 31420. Please note DahlkeŽ in the memo section of the check.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 No Equity? No Problem! Upside down? Behind in payments? Call today to get an immediate solution to any house selling situation, guaranteed! Will Duquette We Buy LUXURY Homes and Ugly Houses Go to: www.billbuyshouses.com for a faster discreet solution online or call now at (904) 292-2323Do you or someone you know want to SELL a House Fast? The spring fashion runways on the First Coast began appearing during the month of March. Glimpses of what was shown in New York and Milan trickled down to us commoners. So now what is reality? Actually the good news is Do Your Own Thing!Ž Yes, go BoHo with your long peasant skirts and gauzy long dresses. The cutest thing I saw was a long white retro peasant dress belted with an orange (color of the year) woven wide straw belt and topped o with some ethnic wooden beads. Of course wedge heeled sandals were the shoe (yes, you can wear last years wedges) and a pop of color purse topped o the look. Speaking of white dresses, they are all over the horizon for the season. Whether you choose a tone on tone print sheath or a popcorn crochet A-line little number, a little white dress will be taking the place of your LBD (little black dress) this summer my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs)! Pastel or hot colored jeans are a must have item. I dont suggest you spend your entire spring wardrobe budget for these trendy bottoms, but do go by a big box store and pick up a pair. Try to match a cami or a tank top to your jeans and then ” oat one of these multi-printed sheer tops over it all. The cutest version of this I saw go down the runway the other day was a pretty pair of springy purple jeans and matching cami with a pink and purple printed peasant top over it all. Accessories are multiple Fashion UpdateDo your own thing!By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsbangle bracelets stacked up your arm and long dangly earrings. I think we used to call these earrings shoulder dusters back in the day! I remember cutting a cartoon out of the paper one time that stated, If you are having a bad day, put on some long dangly earrings!Ž Handbags are in bold colors and prints and make a statement unto themselves. The new bags this year are a little larger than they have been in the past few seasons. Heres a fun idea: try adorning your bag with a fun silk ” ower or by hanging a great looking scarf from the handle. On the scene was one of my favorites for spring … polka dots! Black and white polka dots are on blouses, skirts, scarves and even purses. Teamed up with pink or red, this is a great seasonal look to update your black basics. Not to be redundant from my April column, but orange and tangerine has never been as big of a hit as Spring 12! If you are not con“ dent you can wear it, go to some peachy or blush shades of the hue. This is a pretty feminine color that complements most complexions. Do you have a black and white printed jacket in the back of your closet? Dig it out and team it up with red or royal blue bottoms (again preferably jeans), this is a fresh look for that little number! See what I mean by saying do your own thing? Its a great season for being ones self and enjoying your own fashion statement! guide of facts and “ gures about the many species moving back to our area from their winter homes in far o countries and the species that are just passing through, using our neighborhoods as a bu et before moving on. Her dry wit, her entertaining stories of national and international birding adventures and her tales of trials in her own backyard made for a lively group discussion. Adams then led the garden club members on a trek through the park armed with binoculars and plenty of sharp eyes. The park o ered several sightings of our native birds„those we locals take for granted but thoroughly appreciate when viewed through binoculars as if we were tourists from the cold north. A nesting pair of ospreys took turns sitting on their nest high in a dead cypress tree. A great blue heron kept the group company on a neighboring dock and shopped for a fresh snack simultaneously. The anhingas kept watch on their individual pilings while Bird watchers cont. from pg. 1 plenty of red wing blackbirds, cardinals, wrens, woodpeckers and blue jays went about their business unfazed. Our great St. Johns River made for a handsome backdrop. Then what better way to top o the tour than a picnic lunch and more bird talk? Comparing backyard experiences, sharing information about what plants attract what birds and adding to our knowledge of all things ornithological “ nished o a glorious day! For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 2921546. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comDo 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 Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Lisa Harris Love Your Hair Call NOW!my specialty is making you look your best!334 6888Located inside Anthony & Sandra’s Salon10092 San Jose Blvd. $10 off cut and style  $25 off cut, style and colorFirst Time Clients Only. Must mention ad! Expires May 31. www.hairbylisaharris.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & 9410 Historic Kings Rd. (located near Philips Hwy. and Sunbeam Rd.) Jacksonville, FL 32257 Visit our website for our daily schedulewww.championsgymnasticsofjax.com C s t ler r cng rs n rmis Champions Gymnastics Club On Te, On Dre (904) 732-6040Programs Offered Call now to setup a complimentary trial G 10% sc r r Smr c rogr f egre n !i by May 15t"$20 egri # r cl&' Jn “The Best Training” at the Guaranteed LOWEST Price. 904-268-207 JAMAKICK.com 12489 San Jose Blvd. Suite 7 (Next to Ace and behind Sonny’s) Julington Academy of Martial ArtsSummer CampsFun & Learnin Register NOW e c e r t t t t t t t t t t t t t t s s s s s s s GOT KIDS DRIVING?Call me to SAVE MONEY!904-538-9440Johncrowell@allstate.com In scouting, the Eagle stands for strength of character and for knowledge of all things scouting. It represents an understanding of community and nation. For those who earn the Eagle Scout rank, its a symbol of who a young man is, what he has done well and what he will do. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank earned by members of the Boy Scouts of America. Its a symbolic recognition by the National Court of Honor, presented through the local council and local Court of Honor. And its the culmination of many years of dedicated effort including strenuous physiSummer is only a few short weeks away! Mandarin NewsLine would like to suggest the following camps and programs for you to consider for the kids this summer: Lifespan Yoga’ is o ering a special childrens yoga program this summer at 12276-207 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on specific days and cost $20 per child, per session. Children above the age of four are welcome! Each day will have a schedule of yoga, music, character education, snack and crafts. We will explore each of the internationally embraced character strengths of Wisdom, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence. For more information and online payment, please visit www.lifespanyoga.com. Space is limited.Mandarin resident earns Eagle Scout Award cal requirements, persistence to “ nish a job and mental astuteness. An Eagle Scout is a leader, respected by both his peers and his adult leaders. He is one that exempli“ es character, courage, trustworthiness, respect, loyalty, commitment and bravery, among other traits. Although each merit badge earned by a scout is one step closer to the ultimate Eagle rank, it is much more than a patch or award … its a way of life. On February 7, 2012, Beauclerc resident Nicholas R. Freiha of Troop 139 earned the rank of Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council and recognized by the National Eagle Scout Association. As his community service project, Freiha and his former elementary school principal at San Jose Catholic School identi“ ed a need on the schools wish list … a concrete slab on which a storage shed would sit. After months of researching codes/permits, estimating the amount of concrete that would be needed, measuring the allotted area and consulting with professionals, Freiha, along with members of his troop and others, started clearing the land and readying the area for the “ nal step … pouring concrete. Today, a much needed storage shed sits on the slab and houses the schools pre-kindergarten equipment. Although this project may have seemed minor to some, compared to some others, but for a small parochial school with limited funds, they couldnt a ord to do it own their own,Ž said Freiha. Plus, it taught me a great lesson in how others come together for a good cause.Ž When I went cold-calling to a few local businesses … Builders FirstSource, Florida Rock, Newsom Fence Company and others and asked for their assistance and support with my project, they all agreed without hesitation. I was grateful and humbled by their contributions and of those who gave up their weekends to help me out,Ž added Freiha. Freiha is the son of Joy Batteh-Freiha and grandson of Jamal J. Batteh and the late Mariam B. Batteh. He is a junior at Bishop Kenny High School. Advertise Now! 886-4919What to do with the children this summer?Featured Summer Camps and Activities 2012Developed with the philosophy that learning to draw creates con“ dence, KidzArt takes classes to a new level. Through engaging the imagination in a new way and creating a safe environment to take risks, students of all ages are free to soar with KidzArt. We are happy to announce our summer camp schedule! At KidzArt Summer Camp, your childs selfexpression and self esteem will ” ourish! This summer, give your child the opportunity to learn drawing skills that will last a lifetime through a variety of art exercises and techniques that are fun and easy to follow. Visit our site for more details: www. KidzArtNFL.com. The Academy of Dance Theater Dance Camp will begin June 18 in our beautiful state of the art dance studio and will culminate in several fabulous productions the week of July 27. Our camp features daily combinations of dance technique and choreography in various disciplines. We will also have voice, drama and acrobatic lessons. Also included will be stage makeup lessons, costume design, art projects and “ eld trips. Dancers may enroll for either the entire “ ve weeks or by the week. The Academy of Dance will also have afternoon classes for kids two to “ ve years of age. For further information, please contact dol5678@ comcast.net. As we enter our 22nd summer, St. Johns Country Day School is proud of the success of our camp which has grown each year. The variety of daily activities and weekly special events will make the camp Featured activities cont. on pg. 15 Last Day of School June 7 2012Duval County Public Schools

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 BEAT THE SUMMER RUSH!SUMMER CAMP OR SPORTS PHYSICALS ONLY The end of the school year is just around the corner. Let Solantic help you get ready for summer. Stop by one of our walk-in urgent care centers and take advantage of $35 summer camp or sports physicals. We also offer backto-school immunizations, so while you’re there check that off your list too! Do it now... and beat the summer rush! With the convenience of MySpot Online Registration, you can wait at home until we are ready to see you. 35 MANDARIN904-288-0277 12303 San Jose Blvd. Open 7 Days A Week Extended Hours A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Activities Guide Jacksonville, FL 11111 San Jose Blvd. 904-220-1212SAVE $100CALL Today Call Today! The end of the school year is swiftly approaching. With summer break on the horizon, students should be focused on performing well on “ nal exams and “ nishing strong. The last day of school is June 7 for underclassmen and May 23 for seniors. Finals will generally take place between late May and early June. AICE and AP testing will also take place in May and June, beginning with AICE General Paper on May 7 and ending with AICE Chemistry on May 25. A complete AP/AICE testing schedule is available in Guidance. The seniors have a ton of exciting activities to look Featured activities cont. from pg. 14 Featured activities cont. on pg. 16MHS HappeningsSunny days are here again!By Rondene Grinam, MHS Studentforward to this month! Prom will take place on May 19 at the Hyatt and the following Monday, the Senior Sports Banquet will take place. Senior grades will be “ nished on May 22 and Coach Lassiat has a fun next couple of days planned, with the Senior Skate Station Party on May 25, the Senior Bowling Party on May 29 and the Senior Pool Party on May 30. Cap and gown distribution will follow on the next two days, with graduation on June 4. It is important, however, to keep up with grades and stay in touch with your guidance counselor. Senioritis is a silent killer. Stay on top of any scholarship deadlines and keep applying for as many as possible. Pick up a copy of the April/May Scholarship Newsletter, along with any applications you might need, in the scholarship bin in Guidance. The chorus and band departments have been working hard on their upcoming performances. The chorus has their free Spring Concert on May 10 at 7:00 p.m. and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Choral Banquet is on May 25 at 6:00 p.m. and the Gospel Choirs Gospel ExplosionŽ follows at 7:00 p.m. The Mustang Band has their Band Prism on Friday, May 11 and this time the students will choose which pieces they play. You wont want to miss these performances! experience a memorable one. Specialized Adventure Camps are also o ered and may be combined with Day Camp. Campers, ages four through 13, enjoy the use of St. Johns 26-acre campus, including its outdoor athletic “ elds and play equipment, “ ne arts resources, 25-yard swimming pool, shower and locker facilities, computer labs and air-conditioned gymnasiums. Campers may register for one session (two weeks) or up to four sessions. Visit www. sjcds.net. Huntington Learning Center was founded in 1977 and is the nations oldest provider of supplemental education is o ering summer programs in English, science, study skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Huntington also o ers a customized strategy based SAT/ACT prep course to help college bound students get their best possible score. We understand that parents play a vital role in their childs education. To that end we meet with parents throughout the course of their childs program providing updates on academic achievements. Parents can select convenient days and hours to “ t busy summer schedules. Contact us today to customize your childs summer program. Visit our website at www.huntingtonhelps.com. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School has a lot planned for summer, so please take some time to visit our website www. sotwls.com to see whats in store. From two-week sessions exploring plants and animals to outdoor fun with swimming, canoeing, crafts and games, theres lots of fun for all ages! We also have a Summer Slide program to boost academics and, for the little ones we have two, three or “ ve day programs. It will be fun, 21st-century learning activities in a loving, Christian environment. For worry-free days we also o er before and after-camp care. Visit the website to learn more. Gorilla Games announces its Summertime Special! You dont have to have a birthday or special event to enjoy our Ultimate Game lounge. Bring your kids in for some fun with unlimited game play for an hour or two. If you want to make it a real party, add some pizza and soda. Call 262-8050 for pricing. Be sure to see our ad in this Summer Camp Guide for special o ers on used games and additional trade in credit. Stop by and visit your local Gorilla Games! Epping Forest Yacht Clubs Sailing Camp has entertained generations with sailing, swimming, kayaking, treasure hunts and tubing. Every day is an adventure while campers learn sailing fundamentals that will last a lifetime. New camps include Waterworld, which introduces younger kids to water sports. Afternoon Fun is an extended dayŽ program with supervised activities. Our new Fishing Camps will be wetting lines all over the “ rst coast and learning “ shing tips from special guest “ shermen. Tuesday night watersports includes sailing, tubing, powerboat rides, kayaking and swimming. This is the perfect camp for a youngster who enjoys being on the water. Gingerbread Acres Summer Camp is conveniently located in beautiful Mandarin. The unique riding instruction program is organized by an American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA) certi“ ed instructor. The program concentrates teaching on safety, horsemanship and horse management skills, often through the use of games. Western or English riding is permitted. Teaching focuses on riding con-First Day of Summer June 21 Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919

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Jacksonville, Florida 32223904-654-3561 … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Loretto Oasis cont. from pg. 1what is a Bubble Gum tree?Ž As the kids sat around on the ” oor in front of their teacher Kim, sharing their individual thoughts on the garden, Brady described his favorite plant as the Bubble GumŽ tree which was clari“ ed by Joshua as, Its the bush next to the palm tree that smells like bubble gum.Ž Cameryns favorite was the purple pentas and Bailey said, The palm tree reminds me of vacation when the wind blows through the leaves.Ž Kim said of the garden, We are blessed each year with wonderful parents and this year they took on a big project. We get complimented on the garden Featured activities cont. from pg. 15“ dently with balance and an independent seat. Critical thinking skills are developed as students are encouraged to overcome di culties with guidance, but without being told directly what to do. Come have some fun with us this summer, learning at the areas only natural horsemanship facility! Visit www.gingerbreadacres.com. Julington Academy of Martial Arts is all ready for their annual Summer Camps! With several di erent weeks planned there is something for everyone. We have lots of fun-“ lled activities planned so dont miss out. This is a great way to get your child involved in martial arts. Visit our website at www.jamakick.com for more information and to learn more about JAMA. We hope to see you soon! Champions Gymnastics Club was founded by Valentin and Tanya Ivanov who were top gymnasts for more than 10 years and have experience as coaches for 30. The goal of the program is to teach children respect and discipline while building their self-esteem and love for the sport. The main focus of the coaches is to provide competitive and recreational gymnastics and to promote foundational skills such as balance, coordination and ” exibility which serve as the base for every other sport. Because of their long experience and unmatched quali“ cations, the coaches understand how to provide high quality gymnastics instruction, connect with their students on a personal level and inspire their passion for the sport. The University of North Florida is o ering three great camps for the 2012 summer. Eco Camp, an outdoor adventure day camp, will get your children excited about nature and the outdoors. Youth Sports and Fitness Camp is a multi-sport camp that focuses on fun and “ tness. Finally, our Kids Sports Development Camp allows kids to experience many sports by focusing on one sport each day. All camps are one-week long and are o ered for multiple weeks throughout the summer. Registration and additional information are available online at www.unf.edu/recreation. Dont miss out on our three great camps! Before: plain and uninviting After: coloful and welcoming! every day.Ž The kids surely were proud and appreciative of the e orts of their parents by expressing comments like, It was very nice they thought of the class,Ž by Izabel and also Cullen Carwell thanking his mom for leading the project. Now in the midst of the barren landscape surrounding the “ rst grade classrooms is a garden oasis, which has led to other classes picking up their tools and planning their own gardens. Special thanks go out to Gina Boyles, owner of Halls Ace Hardware and Elayne Layne, the nursery manager for their donation of the Robellini Palm and 12 bags of cypress mulch as well as discounts on the other plants. And the mystery of the Bubble GumŽ tree was solved as the kids took us on a tour of the garden. It turns out that it is the Tea Olive planted next to the palm. Yes it does smell a bit like bubble gum. First Day of Summer June 21 S u m m e r Summer C a m p & Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide B e s u r e t o Be sure to p a t r o n i z e o u r patronize our v a l u e d G u i d e valued Guide a d v e r t i s e r s advertisers! (ARA) As you head outdoors to take advantage of the warmer weather, there are a number of easy ways to jumpstart a healthy, active lifestyle and kick the couch potato routine. While its great that youre getting more exercise, dont forget to incorporate smart eating habits along with increased activity. Fueling your body with healthy snack choices helps keep energy levels high. But many snacks we consider as sources of energy and nutrition are actually loaded with sugar and preservatives. Another common pitfall is to avoid snacking altogether, and rely on two to three big meals to provide all the nutrients and sustainable energy you need for the day. Secrets of smart summer snacking Smart snacking is a very important part of our daily diet,Ž says registered dietitian and health educator Allegra Burton, MPH, RD. Burton says picking the right snacks can be challenging, especially when youre hungry or on the go. She shares “ ve easy tips to carry through your next trip or outdoor adventure. € Plan ahead. Before you head to the lake for the weekend or a family road trip, plan on a variety of snacking options to satisfy everyone. Burton recommends fresh fruit, a mixture of nuts and dried fruit, low-fat string cheese and plenty of bottled water. € Snack small and snack often. Whether youre going to the Smart snacking cont. on pg. 17 Summer Preschool 3 year-olds – rising K5 2, 3, or 5 days per week Four two-week sessions Summer Slide Sessions PreK4 – 6th grade Eight weekly academic sessions Help maintain academic skills Summer Learning Camp 1st – 5th grade Fun, hands-on learning activities Four two-week sessionsBefore and After Camp Care offered at all age levelsVisit www.sotwls.com for details or Call 641-3393 Summer Fun with Three Different Programs: June 18 August 10 Splash in God’s Word VBS,

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JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistry€Periodontics€Prosthodontics 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 S u m m e r C a m p Summer Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide If someone ran a questionnaire about which time of year kids look forward to the most, the answer would probably be summer break. Although spring break provides kids with some well deserved time o it doesnt compare to the dreams summertime brings. However, with all the things happening in Jacksonville, making spring break count was easier than ever. Just goes to show you that, even though the constant wait might be torture, a short break is better than no break at all. Florida is one of the best places for spring break because 1) the weather is gorgeous and 2) theres so much to see. Of course theres always Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, but Jacksonville also has a lot to o er. From the St. Johns Town Center, to the numerous beaches, the list of fun places is never ending. For example, health nuts of all ages were able to participate in the many events going on at Whole Foods during the month of April. Kids enjoyed fun activities such as building instruments out of recycled materials and Story Time with Clementine while their parents took part in various cooking classes, Health Starts Here tours, a Green Living Clothing Swap and more. If you missed these events, dont worry, they will be continuing through and beyond the month of May. Even if you choose not to go to these events, just shopping at Whole Foods for groceries, bath products and other health store items can be just as fun. Although spending hours at Congratulations to Payton Jones, who won the title of Miss American Darling Jr. Teen Queen in a pageant held March 24 25 at the Hyatt downtown. Jones is in the 8th grade at Twin Lakes Academy Middle and is an active member of her youth group at Mandarin Baptist Church. Miss American Darling is founded on equality, integrity and honor. Title holders are in store for an exciting year, promoting both community service and a sisterhood like no other. Title holders use their titles to become the DarlingsŽ of their community. Jones “ rst intention is to start attending the monthly birthday parties held for the Sulzbacher kids. She actually helps prepare the cupcakes for these monthly parties at Gilmons Bakery here in Mandarin! There are numerous appearances scheduled for the year and it is a privilege to have a young lady in our community as a part of this organization.Youth SceneAre we done yet?By Megan Crawfordthe mall, the beach, festivals and concerts is great, sometimes its nice to just kick back and watch a movie. For those who wanted to make plans without doing anything extravagant, seeing a new “ lm was a perfect compromise. For the thousands of people waiting for The Hunger Games to hit theatres, the idea of seeing a movie became more exhilarating than ever due to the popularity of the book series. Amanda Velez, age 17, saw the movie after reading the series and says it was Exciting to watch, even if youre not a fan of the books.Ž Velez also thinks the way the characters were portrayed stood out the most; however, she admits, There were some parts of the movie that werent the same as the book.Ž Regardless of some minor di erences, she found that the “ lm was pretty accurate. The characters Gale, Katniss and Haymitch were pretty spot on the way I thought of them,Ž she concluded. Overall, it sounds like an action packed thrill ride that will leave you wishing everyone a happy Hunger Games. If you didnt see a movie, attend an event or travel to an exotic location during your spring break, it doesnt matter; simply doing what makes you happy is the most important thing. Having a good time with your friends and family is more valuable than any prizes youd receive in The Hunger Games because the odds are always in your favor. gym, on a walk or to the amusement park or beach, throw some treats in the car or your backpack. € Mix it up. There are many smart snacking options to choose from every day. Variety will keep your taste buds from getting bored and will encourage you to keep reaching for healthier snacks. € Give in, not up. Its hard to resist a cold, sweet treat on a warm day at the beach or family barbecue. Rather than avoiding moderate indulgences, ” ex your snack smarts. Choose low-fat frozen yogurt and lean toward dark chocolate over milk or white chocolate since it has antioxidants that are good for your heart. And remember, its all about portion control … a little goes a long way! € Match snack with activity. Make sure to pack snacks appropriate for your activity. For example, perishable or bulky foods dont make sense if youre embarking on a hike. Instead pack all-natural snacks placed in baggies such as trail mix, and cut-up veggies that are easy to carry and stash in your backpack. Conversely, if you are going to be at the park or on a boat, items that can be stored in a cooler allow for more diverse snacking options. Courtesy of ARAcontent Smart snacking cont. from pg. 16

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JOHNS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL FOR SUMMER CAMP STARTING JUNE 11 DAY CAMP AGES 4 13 ADVENTURE CAMPS ALSO OFFERED St. Johns Country Day School 3100 Doctors Lake Drive, Orange Park(904) 264-9572www.sjcds.net S u m m e r C a m p Summer Camp & A c t i v i t i e s Activities G u i d e Guide (ARA) As the weather starts to warm, you cant help but stare at your backyard pool, anxious to begin a new season of memories with friends and family. No matter the season, pool safety should always be top of mind where children are concerned. With safety barriers or layers of protection in place between the home and the pool, you can experience the pleasures of backyard swimming pools and feel con“ dent that children, grandchildren and visitors will be safeguarded from pool accidents. Its impossible to watch your children every second of every day. There are times when a parent or caregiver is distracted by answering the phone or door, household tasks or checking email. Unfortunately, accidents tend to happen very quickly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children ages one to 14. The CDC reports that in most cases, the children involved were out of their parents sight for less than “ ve minutes. The good news: Drowning can be prevented. Barriers help buy those few minutes needed to see where children are after youve momentarily lost sight of them. Numerous studies have shown that an isolation fence separating the home from the pool can prevent 50 to 90 percent of all toddler drownings. Only an isolation fence with a self-closing, self-latching gate in proper working order will prevent children from getting into the water without your knowledge. Liability can become an issue if a visitor is injured. Homeowners can improve the safety and security of their pools or spas with isolation fencing with self-closing, self-latching gate hardware by D&D Technologies (www.ddtechglobal.com). If you have a pool, you have a responsibility to safeguard it. There is no substitute for vigilant supervision. But there are additional steps you can and should take to keep everyone safe, including these: € Never prop a gate open for convenience or during pool parties. Its simply not worth the risk. €8 Always ensure that doors from the home are locked, alarmed or “ tted with childsafety latching devices. € Ensure that pet doors are secured or open into an area that is isolated from the pool. € If the house forms one side of the barrier, doors leading into the pool area should be protected with alarms that produce a loud sound when the door is unexpectedly opened. € Power safety covers that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards can be very e ective if closed whenever the pool is not in use. Manually operated covers tend to be left open; closing them frequently requires two adults. € Ensure children in the home learn how to swim and that adults know CPR. CPR can make the di erence between Get your pool ready for safe family fun Throughout the spring season, all of the Mustang sports have been working extremely hard. Many sports, notably track and “ eld as well as softball, have been victorious in the Gateway Conference Tournament and have several awards and trophies to show for their e orts. Both the boys and girls teams were able to win the Gateway Conference in track and “ eld on March 28. Dominating for the girls team was senior Mary Kate Ponder who totaled 30 of the 122 points accrued for the team. Ponder remarked, The team took it to another level MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentand knew what had to be done to win it for the third year in a row.Ž Also a contributing teammate for the boys team, senior Tyler Mowery, performed well in the 3200. Mowery led in the mile as well as the two mile and showed his team commitment and mentality when he said, I know I couldnt have done it without my coach and team pushing me.Ž The Mustangs continue to prepare for districts and beyond and do so with diligence and a positive outlook. Over spring break, the full recovery and brain damage or death. If anyone else will be supervising kids in the pool, make sure they learn it, too. Impress upon babysitters that they must follow your safety rules. € When children are in the pool, designate a water watcherŽ to maintain uninterrupted supervision of children in the pool at all times. € When not in use, keep toys and other objects out of the pool area and dont use chlorine dispensers that look like animals or toys that will attract children. With layers of protection between your home and your pool, you can give your family years of safer relaxation and enjoyment and build some great family memories. For drowning prevention tips, visit www.ndpa.org or poolsafely.org. Take the pledge and tell others about the Simple Steps that Save Lives at www. ddtechglobal.com/pledge. MHS Sports cont. on pg. 19

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Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Activities Guide(ARA) Kids love video games„theyre exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming, or playing inappropriate games, can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game choices for their children? Ola Gardner, a faculty member in Game Art and Design at The Art Institute of Atlanta, o ers these tips when selecting games for kids: € Become familiar with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. These ratings are designed to help potential players understand the games content and o er guidance on which games are appropriate for di erent ages. € Explore www.familyfriendlyvideogames.com. This site provides a report card on games, with detailed descriptions of game content, technical performance and kid friendliness. € Understand the types of games on the market: edutainment (educational games focusing on teaching the player), role playing games (that o er deep story and character development), action games (that train and enhance hand-eye coordination), simulation games (building vehicles such as planes or cars) and strategy games. € Use online reviews, ask other parents, ask the sta at your local store and play games with your kids. Its also important for par-Game on! What games should kids play?ents to understand the di erent game platforms. Generally Nintendo (Wii and the portable 3DS system as well) is a very kid-friendly platform to purchase for younger children. The Sony PlayStation3 and Microsofts Xbox 360 have kid-friendly games to play as well, though parents need to exercise caution as some of the games released are for adults only,Ž says Nick Viola, a game art and design faculty member at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The Wii and the Xbox 360 Kinect encourage families to play together and get the players o the sofa.Ž Whatever the game and whatever the platform, video games for kids, like those for any age, need to be engaging. The interactivity of these games seems to be the crucial factor that engages kids of all ages. Exciting visuals and action are also key,Ž says David March, a media arts and animation faculty member at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. And what childrens video games do these experts like best? My favorite kids games are the Ratchet and Clank series and the Super Mario franchise,Ž says Gardner. Super Mario Brothers is a favorite of Violas as well. Its bright bold colors, simplistic playing mechanics and iconic sound e ects will always draw my attention,Ž he says. For March, favorites include the side-scrollers like Prince of Persia„things with lots of lush graphics. And Im a total sucker for almost any game involving ” ying an aircraft.Ž Bottom line? Video games are here to stay. And when appropriately used, they can provide an opportunity for families to play together as well as for kids to learn and grow. softball team played at the “ rst annual Daytona Beach Softball Slam and returned home with “ rst place. The Mustangs played four games over two days and competed against American Heritage in the championship on Saturday. On Friday, the girls dominated, scoring 30 runs and giving up zero to their opponents. The Mustangs then continued on the road to victory by defeating Deltona High School in the semi“ nals and advancing to the championship. American Heritage fell to the Mustangs in a close game ending 4-3. The girls continued to play at a high level and won the Gateway Conference Tournament as well during the week of March 25. The Mustangs defeated Paxon High School on Tuesday and advanced to defeat Sandalwood, a district opponent on Thursday. The Mustangs fought o the Stingrays of Atlantic Coast 4-2 in the championship and clinched their third Gateway Conference Championship in a row. When asked how it felt to have won three out of four Gateway Championships during her time spent on the team, senior Morgan Taylor responded, Winning Gateway is always such a great experience and this year was even more special with us being three-peat champions! MHS Sports cont. from pg. 18It was de“ nitely a team e ort and it is rewarding knowing hard work pays o .Ž Congratulations to the Mustang family as they are wrapping up the school year with an outstanding athletic season. 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Section. 2.The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority; „ to all Cases a ecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; „ to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; „ to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; „ to Controversies between two or more States; „ between a State and Citizens of another State [Modi“ ed by Amendment XI]; „ between Citizens of di erent States; „ between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of di erent States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects. In all Cases a ecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make. The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed. Section. 3.Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted. Article. IV. Section. 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the E ect thereof. Section. 2.The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall ” ee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he ” ed, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime. No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due [Modi“ ed by Amendment XIII]. Section. 3.New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress. The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State. Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence. Article. V. The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when rati“ ed by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Rati“ cation may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner a ect the “ rst and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the “ rst Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Su rage in the Senate. Article. VI. All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation. This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial O cers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or A rmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Quali“ cation to any O ce or public Trust under the United States. Article. VII. The Rati“ cation of the Conventions of nine States, shall be su cient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same. The Word, the,Ž being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the “ rst Page, The Word ThirtyŽ being partly written on an Erazure in the “ fteenth Line of the “ rst Page, The Words is triedŽ being interlined between the thirty second and thirty third Lines of the “ rst Page and the Word theŽ being interlined between the forty third and forty fourth Lines of the second Page. Attest William Jackson Secretary done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith NewsMemorial services for Robert Drew Turby“ ll were held at 2PM Friday, April 20, 2012 at St. Barnabus Anglican Church, 3754 University Club Boulevard with Rev. John Eason o ciating. Robert was born on April 18, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, he graduated from Ribault Senior High School and Jacksonville University. He made is career in the motion picture industry and later in the residential pool construction industry. Robert is survived by his wife of 18 years, Joanie Carol Turby“ ll, two daughters, Jennifer Ann Turby“ ll (Anish Tulad-Obituary Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Full service care of women including: Annual Exams Endometrial Ablation No-incision Tubal Ligation In-office Surgery Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary IncontinenceComplete Obstetric Care, including High Risk PregnancyMenopausal Care Baptist Division 1Dr. Wade Barnes Dr. W. David Boyd Dr. Lindsay DeNicola Foutz Dr. Caron D. Gutovitz Dr. Catherine J. McIntyre Dr. Neil Sager Dr. Mary Ellen Wechter Joette Anderson A.R.N.P. Lisa Rhoad, A.R.N.P. Reagan Thomas, A.R.N.P.904-399-4862 12110 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 836 Prudential Drive, Suite 1202 Jacksonville, FL 32207 Live the Golden Life, AFFORDABLY Experience the elegance of The Coves while living independently in one of our gracious residences. Youll enjoy the lifestyle you deserve at a pr ice you can afford. NO BUY IN! NO ENTRANCE FEE! CALL TODAY! (904)292-268311501 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258THECOVES@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG H H H H a r d d d d a g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n s F F F u n e r a l l l l H H H o m e o f f f f M M M a n d d d d a r i i i n n 9 0 4 2 8 8 0 0 2 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422 ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Reconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard New to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so you have an open invitation to join us for a casual co ee and schmoozing program„ Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java which meets the “ rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. Co ee and tea are free. Its the perfect place to meet new people, catch up with old friends and acquaintances and “ nd out the latest happenings in the Jewish community and general community information. There are no solicitations. Upcoming javas are scheduled for May 2 and June 6.If you are new to the community and would like more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or email shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: May 2„Aliens are coming... What if its true; May 9„Follow your dreams... Even if you think you cant; May 16: Mormons... Christian? Cult? What do they really believe?; May 23„Breaking the cycle of sexual abuse... One brave womans story. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LifetreeCafe.com. Mandarin United Methodist Church will present Broadway Nites on May 31, June 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Worship Center, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. A cast of over 200 will be singing and dancing to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Concessions will be available. Call the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information. Do you have memories of vacationing, working or living in the famed Catskill Mountains, aka the Borscht Belt? If so you are invited to connect and share experiences at a Catskills Memories social event on Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Enzas Restaurant in Mandarin. Entertainment will be provided by newcomer Bernie Katzman, talented pianist and singer who spent many years performing in the Catskill hotels: Granit, Grossingers, The Browns, Stevensville, Homowack, Cherry Hill Hotel and more. The cost per person is $22 (includes tax and tip) if paid in advance. At the door expect to pay $27. The event is open to anyone with or without a Catskills connection. Guests will enjoy a delicious Italian meal beginning with yummy appetizers followed by a baked dish combo (eggplant parmesan, stu ed shells, ” ounder parmesan), salad, dessert, soft drinks and co ee. For reservations, please send checks payable to Mimi Kaufman, 6227 Potter Spring Court, Jacksonville, Florida 32258. For more information please contact Mimi at 880-4014 or email Isabel at catskillgal@comcast.net. Mandarin United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School SkyŽ is June 25 to 29 for children three years old as of September 1, 2011 to “ fth grade. There will be a skys the limitŽ good time from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon as we explore the Bible with Chadders Theatre, Bible stories, crafts, games and snacks. Register online at www. mumc.net. har) and Ashley Drew Turby“ ll, (Matt Marti), son, Scott Warner, (T.J.), three grandchildren, Matthew Drew Marti, August Warner and Bella Rose Tate; parents Robert Earl and Beverly R. Turby“ ll; two sisters, Donna Frank (Roger) and Rebecca Taus (David); nieces Kathleen, Megan and So“ a and nephew Patrick.Family history and genealogy continue to rise as the hobby of choice. Prime time programming on TV o ers Who Do You Think You Are?Ž and Finding Your RootsŽ which features celebrities tracing their past. With this surge of interest, a local nonpro“ t genealogy society, The South-Join the Virtual Afternoon Tea for Mothers Dayern Genealogists Exchange Society, Inc., has created a fun, unique, fund-raiser to honor mothers on Mothers Day, May 13, 2012. Based on the idea of an afternoon tea, the premise is to honor your special lady all year with recognition. In genealogy, the womans maiden name is a valuable source of information. Women routinely give up their maiden name in marriage. This is an opportunity to highlight your personal ancestry. With a small donation, individuals submit their mothers (or grandmothers or great grandmothers) maiden name for the Mothers Maiden Name Wall. For an additional donation you may also submit a photograph of mom. The website is viewable at www.sgesjax.org. There is a category for each century including todays moms. The site will be viewable all of 2012. Opportunities to join SGES and obtain genealogy research also exist on the site. On May 13, at 4:00 p.m., you and a host of others join in a teaŽ from home to show admiration for all mothers. For more information, please email president@sgesjax.com or call 778-1000.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com Memorial Day Monday, May 28 Advertise Now! 886-4919

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This may reduce the risk of stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in America according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) 2010 National Vital Statistics Report. In 2010,137,000 Americans died of stroke. The lack of regular physical activity results in 250,000 deaths annually, according to a 2003 report in the medical journal Circulation. The least physically “ t persons have a mortality risk 4.5 times higher than physically “ t persons. Lifestyle choices a ect blood ” ow and blood pressure. The 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that one in every three Americans more than 20 years old has high blood pressure. To detect vascular disease, non-invasive screening tests are available. To treat vascular disease, medications and preventive surgical procedures are available. Instead of a sports fan, be a sports participant

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Help WantedBartram Trail Veterinary Hospital is seeking a caring, hard-working person for full-time or part-time kennel position. Positive, caring attitude with ability to work independently and as part of team. Responsibilities will include feeding and exercising boarded animals, laundry, bathing animals, cleaning and light maintenance of boarding and hospital areas. Bene ts after 90-day probationary period include pet care, paid holidays, sick/personal time-off and uniforms. Regular weekday off and rotating weekend schedule standard. Fill out an application at the clinic, 6751 State Road 16 St. Augustine, or go on-line to BartramTrailVets.com and download an application from the forms and fax it to 904-940-0399 or email it to Antonio.Dias@BartramTrailVets.com PART TIME ASSOCIATE WANTED: We are a well established general practice located in Jacksonville looking for a part time to eventual full time dental associate to join our enthusiastic team! Our of ce believes in supporting the local community, along with a high standard of patient care, and we are looking for a like-minded individual. Your package of bene ts will include basic salary/ or percentage, which ever it is higher, health insurance and much more. We are primarily looking for someone to ll evening hours, and experience is preferred. Experienced tree climber needed. Call 703-5040 If we sound like the practice for you, send over your resume and we'll be in contact! Come join our team. We are a twelve year old local company Location Mandarin Commission Sales A valid driver's license and transportation with proper insurance required Call on local businesses to sell advertising space in our local Community Newspapers Manage existing accounts while developing new business via cold calls Previouse Sales Experience not required Be professional and succinct Have superior written and verbal communication skills Be pro cient with spreadsheet (EXCEL) and word processing (WORD) software Have ability to utilize E-mail. Contact: publisher@ rtpublishinginc.com Marywood Retreat & Conference 235 St. Johns, Florida is looking to hire a part time housekeeper. This position will include maintaining the cleanliness of 60 hotel rooms, plus other facilities on the property. This is a physically demanding job that requires inside and outside work. The hours can vary with a minimum of 15 hours per week. Flexibility is a plus as some weekends are required. Please fax your resume to 904-436-6593 or email to geddy@marywoodcenter.org Chiropractic of ce looking for front desk receptionist. Full time position. Must have computer skills, be a fast learner, very friendly/outgoing, ling, good phone skills. Bruce Sambursky, D.C. fax resume to 683-4378 or email samburskychiro@comcast.net Panache in Julington Creek is interviewing experienced & talented Stylists to join our team. Do you enjoy working in a professional, clean & successful environment? Apply at www.getpanache. com or stop in 2758 Racetrack Road #403 HELP WANTED! If you like music (and other arts) and would like to volunteer to support a non-pro t organization bringing music to the community, please call 374 8639 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064. MEDICAL BILLING COLLECTOR Responsibilities include follow-up of all unpaid claims. Work all incoming correspondence, appeals and reviews and work accounts to resolution. Working knowledge of ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS coding is required. Email humanresources@oastaug.com or fax at 904-209-1035. Pre-School and Infant/Toddler Teachers We look for quali ed teachers who love working with children. Give us a call or e-mail your resume! The Academy at Julington Creek: 904-230-8200; sara@theajc.net ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Shared position, approximately 30hrs/week; 2 consecutive weeks each month. Ability to prioritize & handle multiple deadlines; work with a variety of volunteers on multiple projects; data base maintenance. 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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Don’t put all your eggs in one basket Your skin is worth more than that -We take skincare seriously at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery. But we would never try to sell you groceries. It just doesn’t make sense. So why would you buy skincare products from the place you buy your groceries? Professional At PVPS, we feel you deserve personalized attention when it comes to your skin. From anti-aging to acne, PVPS has the professional products you are looking for. PVPS offers complimentary skincare consultations and analysis to meet everyone’s individual needs. Whether you are interested in more effective professional products or treatments to help you conquer your problem areas, let the experts at PVPS guide you on a path driven by results! We also offer spa skincare treatments and more aggressive peel series. Please contact our oce today to schedule your complimentary skincare analysis. 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Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. With the boating season well underway, we are stressing the availability of our Vessel Safety Check service. Ive borrowed from various sources to emphasize the importance of this step to your boating experience. As you read, remember that the Auxiliary provides complimentary vessel checks, without penalty, that are recognized by law enforcement and prepare you to meet standard requirements. In reference to a recent law enforcement termination of six boats from their planned day on the water, I quote Frank Jennings Jr., recreational boating and water safety program manager for the Great Lakes 9th Coast Guard District: Checking your gear ahead of time not only saves you the cost of a potential Coast Guard civil penalty, but far more importantly it could also save your life if something goes wrong. Boarding o cers dont enjoy terminating someones voyage early, but its much better than telling family members their loved ones didnt survive a boating accident.Ž Free vessel safety checks (VSCs) by the Coast Guard Auxiliary are performed at the vessel and take about 15 to 30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the vessel. VSCs can be conducted anywhere „ from the marina to the boat owners driveway. Mariners whose vessels pass the inspection are awarded a decal that informs the Coast Guard, harbor patrol, sheri s, police and other boating law enforcement and safety agencies like the Coast Guard Auxiliary that the mariners boat was found to be in full compliance with all federal and state boating laws during a safety United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHelping you stay on the waterBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8 check for that year. Additionally, many insurance agencies o er discounts for vessel owners who undergo annual vessel safety checks. If a vessel does not pass the safety check, a citation or notice of violation is not issued. Instead, mariners are provided a written report detailing how to correct any discrepancies and receive a follow-up exam. Vessel safety checks may be scheduled through the Coast Guard Auxiliary online at http://cgaux.org/vsc/. As with other aspects of life, the Auxiliary and public bene“ ts from commercial sponsorship. We dont permit advertising on our boats, but currently BoatUS sponsors the Vessel Safety Check decals which we award for successful vessel examinations. Helping with any follow-up exams in 2012, West Marine is again providing vessel safety check discount coupons that give you a break on items you may need to achieve a successful exam and receive your decal. While this is not an endorsement of West Marine, they do support boating safety by making these coupons available. West Marine requires the boater to present a copy of the coupon from their website and the completed examination form to receive the 10 percent discount. Every year we watch for the arrival of birds, bees and butter” ies to assure us that spring has arrived. Their arrival assures us that winter has passed and the long hot days of summer are not too far away. On the St. Johns River the return of “ nger mullet is one of the signs that “ sherman look for most to let them know that spring has arrived and its time to get ready for another year of “ shing. Each year as fall approaches adult mullet and “ nger mullet exit the river taking part in their annual migration south to “ nd warmer waters for the winter. When doing so, many of the di erent species of “ sh that feed on “ nger mullet follow their food source out of the river. The disappearance of the mullet and other bait“ sh at this time of year leaves us with a much di erent “ shery than what we experienced over the warmer months. As spring progresses and water temperatures rise we can soon expect the return of mullet to the St. Johns. The juveniles of the species referred to as “ nger mullet will be schooling along our local shorelines. Their return will signal that a new “ shing season has begun as the Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkalarger “ sh that want them for their meal will follow. Some of the many di erent types of “ sh we can expect to show shortly after the arrival of “ nger mullet are sea trout, weak“ sh, ” ounder and red“ sh. As summer progresses and if conditions are right, we may even see a tarpon or two. Finger mullet can easily be targeted with a cast net and caught for live bait. Floated, drifted, free lined or on a jig head are all sure-“ re ways to entice a hungry predator. Even cut in half and used on a bottom rig will produce a of variety bites. So, as the weather warms and we notice the arrival of birds, bees and butter” ies; remember the all important sign of a jumping mullet. That is a sure sign that its time to dust o those “ shing rods and start to prepare for another “ shing season on the St. Johns. Fishing Report: Bream and bass have been hot in creeks. Sea trout are o docks south of Buckman Bridge. Look for ” ounder at Buckman and red“ sh on docks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Duct tape was developed during World War II as a water resistant tape for sealing cases of ammunition. Consumers today use it for almost anything„ and their creativity doesnt have any limits. Here are some of duct tapes most unorthodox uses: € Ankle support. Wrapping a few layers of duct tape around your ankles and joints can give you added stability when playing sports. € Wart removal. Place a piece of tape over your wart and let it settle for a few minutes. Pull it o and the wart will usually pop right o with it. (Some recommend applying a little crushed aspirin to the surface of the wart before putting the duct tape on.) € Bandages. Duct tape can be used as a temporary bandage to bind wounds until proper medical care is available. € Space travel. Duct tape was perhaps most famously used during the Apollo 13 mission to attach square carbon dioxide “ lters to round receptacles, enabling the system to remove CO2 from the air in the lunar module refuge. Duct tape was also used on the moon to repair the Lunar Rover during the Apollo 17 mission. Ironically, duct tape isnt actually considered safe for sealing ducts. Wikipedia reports that building codes usually require a “ re-resistant product.You can x anything with . duct tape

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This months movie review belongs to the “ lm John Carter, an action “ lm for adults and teens. John Carter, portrayed by Taylor Kitsch, is from Virginia. He is also a Civil War veteran who somehow miraculously “ nds himself transported from a gold mine in Virginia to Mars. Here, he “ nds himself surrounded by 12-foot green barbarians, the Tharks that he can leap over in a single bound and knock out with a single punch. Yet he gives himself up to one of their leaders, Tars Tarkas, played by Willem Dafoe, who “ nds this strange beings powers useful. John Carter soon plans his escape and a princess from another part of the planet, Dejah Thoris, represented by Movie ReviewJohn CarterDirected by: Andrew Stanton. Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, and Willem Dafoe Review by T.G. StantonRating: Great Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Lynn Collins, lands in his arms, in need of immediate saving and in need of a savior. These two communities are frequently at odds and have little use for each other. The Tharks do not ” y and have some of their own situations, as Tars Tarkas and his daughter Sola, performed by Samantha Morton, are at odds. Dejah and her people are from Helium, one of the last free cities on Mars and ” ying vehicles are their means of travel. That is just one of the many di erences in addition to the political upheaval of these and other communities of the planet. John, Dejah and Sola end up as a team in search for a means to save Helium and along the way discover a source for Johns unique abilities. Furthermore, there is another race who time-travels and shape-shifts that are manipulating all of these beings. Action and adventure abound in this “ lm through the direction of Andrew Stanton. The “ lm is also shown in the 3-D venue. The computer graphics and alien design is well done as emotions and attitudes come through clearly. The one drawback is the storyline; it is choppy and unclear in some areas, especially the signi“ cance of this manipulative race. The love story evolves on cue as John Carter “ ghts to return from one existence to another to be with the one he loves. This was an enjoyable “ lm and the action moved throughout each era. Mandarin High SchoolPrism Band ConcertMay 11  7:00 p.m. Admission is free d Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comThis spring, an online resource is helping landscapers and do-it-yourselfers save water by choosing the right plants for their yards speci“ c growing conditions.By choosing the right plants for the natural conditions of a landscape and putting them in the right place, homeowners can reduce the need for irrigation, which saves water and money. The St. Johns River Water Management Districts online search tool is a database of hundreds of plants that are native to Florida or are Florida-friendly. The database is designed to help determine which plants are most appropriate for a landscape given its natural growing conditions. The waterwise plant database is a dynamic web-based search tool that is compatible with most smartphones. The database, which is located at Choosing the right plants for your yard saves water By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District” oridaswater.com/waterwiselandscapes, is searchable by 12 characteristics, including scienti“ c name, common name, plant size, color of ” owers, hardiness zone, soil moisture needs, light and shade requirements, salt tolerance and more. The plant details can help homeowners select the optimal location for the plant where it would need minimal irrigation to thrive. The database also allows users to compare information about di erent plants to determine if they are suitable to plant together and to help the user better plan planting areas. The districts waterwise landscaping web pages also provide information on how to design a water-conserving landscape and how to group plants according to their needs, such as planting region, sunlight and soil conditions.

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com JOIN THE CLUB CALL 904.425.1107 Julington Creek Marina & St. Augustine Camanchee Cove Marina Like us onwww.freedomboatclub.com Didn’t Spend Enough Quality Time With The Family? JOINTHECL The Affordable Hassle Free Alternative to Boat Ownership! Youre in good hands Let me help you get the coverage you need. People who switched to Allstate saved money and got more protection. Dollar for dollar, nobody protects you like Allstate. So dont wait! Call me today.DEB EVESON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIPS HWY #206 JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com Coverage and savings based on policy features selected and are subject to terms,conditions and availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: No rthbrook, IL 2010 Allstate Insurance Company Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Please welcome Matt Bodie, new attorney with our firm! since 1996 S S an J ose B ou l e v ard S t. J ohns R i v er N B aymeado w s R oad L a w O ces of M ichae l S D re w s P .A. S unbeam R oad I suspect just about all Jacksonville residents have visited the island with no name, a strip of land that causes cartographers or map-makers dismay. The northern portion of the isle lies in Duval County and the southern most section in St. Johns. Where, youre likely thinking? Im talking about a 100-year-old nearby barrier island that was a peninsula until 1912. At that time a 10-mile channel was dug connecting the San Pablo and Tolomato Rivers. This cut separated the land from the mainland to clear the path for the Intracoastal Waterway, and thus, created an island. Jacksonville locals think of Jacksonvilles island with no nameBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comthe area as The Beaches but collectively the towns of Mayport (within Jacksonville city limits and primarily a military base), Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach (each an incorporated town with its own municipal government), Ponte Vedra and Palm Valley (within St. Johns County) form the unnamed mass. Recent discussions to possibly name the strip San Pablo Island were renewed by historians and o cials, but con” icts arise since no legislative body or commission controls the entity. The Beaches area remained very sparsely populated until the end of the 19th century until resorts were developed. Jacksonville Beach was known as RubyŽ (circa 1884) named by W.E. Scull, a railroad surveyor with the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway Company, for his daughter. By 1885, the railroad and depot were completed and Ruby was transformed into a tent city as crowds of beachgoers arrived with tents. But then the town was renamed Pablo Beach, after the San Pablo River, a name it kept for nearly 30 years before settling on Jacksonville Beach in 1925. A series of luxury hotels were constructed, but the only one that remains is the Casa Marina. The Spanish-Mediterranean Casa Marina stood as the grand dame of its day. Thankfully, it was constructed as a “ reproof building composed of stucco, concrete, tile and an automatic sprinkler system. Hotel guests included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, John D. Rockefeller and Presidents Harry S. Truman and F.D.R. The Casa Marina Hotel was recognized in 2005 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Historic Hotels of America and is now preserved and maintained as one of the prestigious Historic Hotels in America. Atlantic Beach also grew as a resort community around Henry Flaglers large 1901 Continental Hotel and smaller hotels that arose at Mayport. Sadly, the Continental burned to the ground in 1919. Neptune Beach seceded from Jacksonville Beach in 1931 and incorporated as its own town. In 1914 mineral deposits were discovered at Ponte Vedra and although hard to believe, this area became known Mineral City. Following World War I, real estate development erupted and the marketed name was changed to Ponte Vedra Beach. Relations between The Beaches and the Jacksonville city government havent always been easy and locals have threatened to form their own Ocean County.Ž This con” ict diverted when Neptune Beach resident John Delaney was elected mayor of Jacksonville in 1995. However, the year is now 2012 and The Beaches area thrives with well established residential communities and a booming tourist arena, but they still reside on the island with no name. A good time was had by all recently when a group from the Mandarin Womens Club cruised out of Jacksonville! During the two days at sea, there were many hours spent in the casino with some winners, lots of Bingo, some Mexican Train, even a game of Bunco and some lovely hours sunning by the pool! The group toured Key West and one bunch of ladies spent a lovely couple of hours with drinks and lunch at Sloppy Joes. Then it was back to the ship and on to Nassau the next day for more fun and games.Mandarin Womens Club members enjoy cruiseBy Contributing Writer Sharon WeedDinners in the dining room were always special, with lots of choices to tempt our palates. The last day onboard was extra special for our own Eleanor Serich as she was the winner of the bingo jackpot of $1000! Everyone looks forward to next year when well do it all over again, maybe to some other exotic locale? The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club that is open to all women. For more information, please call at Kay 521-2524 or check our website, www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ Beginning on Monday, May 7, the top professional golfers in the world will be on the First Coast for THE PLAYERS. Practice rounds will take place through Wednesday, May 9. Military Appreciation Day will also be on that Wednesday as country music star Luke Bryan will perform a special concert dedicated to the military at 5:30 p.m. All active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their dependents will receive free admission all week. The tournament begins on Thursday, May 10 and it concludes on Sunday, May 13. Because the “ nal round falls on Mothers Day, all golfers, caddies and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness. For more information about THE PLAYERS, visit www.pgatour.com/ theplayers. In other news, The Gator Club of Jacksonville will host University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp at the annual Gator Gathering on Tuesday, May 1. This event will take place at the Greater Jacksonville Fair and Expo Center. The social time and dinner will Local Sports SceneTHE PLAYERS week is around the cornerBy Chad Cushnir 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 Local Sports Scene cont. on pg. 27

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 MANDARIN EYECARESince 1992 Quality Eyewear at Aordable Prices x & Non-R x Sunglasses One Hour ServiceIn most cases 292 3975 11111 San Jose Boulevard Eye Exams Available Anniversary Special25% OFFA complete pair of glassesSome restrictions apply. Does not apply to previous purchases, insurance rates, and other discounts. Expiration date: July 31, 2012 Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary! Authorized Distributor It hasnt escaped this gardeners notice that spring came rather early this year, after a very mild winter. Rainfall has been low; we are in both shortand long-term extremeŽ drought, according to the United States Drought Monitor and the drought will likely intensify.Ž Strong stu Im sure youll agree. So what can we do to help our plants, nurture a lovely landscape and conserve our drinking water supply? The mantra right plant, right placeŽ reminds us that plants have particular requirements for light, soil type and, crucially, moisture. For detailed advice see http://fyn.ifas.u” .edu/ If youve been taking stock of your landscape, perhaps youve noticed that one of your plants is less than stellar. If it wilts without recovering once the sun goes down, it could be happier elsewhere, in its right placeŽ and a more drought-tolerant plant can take its place. When deciding on that gorgeous new plant in the nursery, that must haveŽ gem, do it and yourself a favor by carefully assessing how it will “ t in your garden. Will it get enough light? Enough water? If youre like me, it will have to survive on a diet of (almost) sand and supplemental watering only until its established. Only if you love it enough to baby it forever can you ignore its basic needs and then you are hooked into the expense of irrigation. Whether in-ground or hose-end watering, you will be adding to your GardeningSpring … with a vengeanceBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASwater bill and to the burden on our water supply. Lawns also bene“ t from being in the right place … a grass is just another plant, after all. Consider replacing areas of your lawn which arent thriving. Expand mulched areas around trees … they will thank you … and use drought-tolerant groundcovers where they wont compete with your trees for moisture. If you use an automatic sprinkler system twice a week and you dont have a moisture sensor, make sure that its o when the ground is moist. (Theres no better way to encourage that wretched dollar weed than by over-watering.) During daylight saving times, water restrictions only allow three quarters of an inch of water twice a week, which should be applied within an hour. Ideally water grass when it looks a little blue, its blades are folded and footprints remain when its walked across. Youll be discouraging both insects (think chinch bugs!) and fungi. Note that established ornamental trees and shrubs rarely need watering, unless they are incorrectly placed or there is prolonged drought, so right plant, right placeŽ certainly applies to them too. If this sounds gloomy, its not the intent. There are wonderfully colorful, tough plants available. For a selection of Florida friendly plants, check out http://fyn.ifas.u” .edu/pdf/ FYN_Plant_Selection_Guide_ v090110.pdf Read the labels on plants you covet; “ nd a knowledgeable nursery person and talk to them and other gardeners, who will all be happy to share their experiences with other enthusiasts; and the library has some terri“ c books, about all kinds of plants and gardens, and its free!Jacksonville Humane Society Odie2 year old hound mixCall for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Meet Odie! He is a two-year-old Hound mix who is full of fun and personality! He has been at JHS since December 2011. He has seen many of his JHS friends go to their forever home and is patiently waiting for his. Won’t you please consider taking Odie home today? begin at 5:00 p.m. while Coach Muschamp will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.jaxgatorclub.com. College baseballs regular season is winding down this month. Florida States nationally ranked team will visit JU on Wednesday, May 2. This game between the Seminoles and Dolphins will begin at 6:00 p.m. at John Sessions Stadium on the JU campus. UNF will visit the University of Florida on Tuesday, May 8. The Ospreys defeated the Gators 10-5 in a game played at UNFs Harmon Stadium back on April 3.JU and UNF will face each other in a three-game series beginning on Thursday, May 17. All three games will be played at UNF. The games will begin at 6:00 p.m. on May 17 and 18 while the series “ nale will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.The Jacksonville Suns will play 14 games at home during the month of May. Among the exciting promotions that the team will be having are: an appearance by Miami Marlins mascot Billy the Marlin on May 6, a Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton bobblehead giveaway on May 19 and a free baseball clinic for kids on May 20. For more information, visit www.jaxsuns.com. The Jacksonville Sharks have two home games this month. On Friday, May 4, the Sharks will host the New Orleans VooDoo for an 8:00 kicko at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Then on Saturday, May 19, the Iowa Barnstormers come to town for a 7:00 kicko .Local Sports Scene cont. from pg. 26 Celebrate Mom Sunday, May 13

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