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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 Your Voice, Your Vote Page 6 School District Journal Page 9 Arts Update Page 10 MHS Happenings Page 11 Butter y garden Page 12 Technology conferencePage 13 Porridgegate Page 15 Summer Camp and Activities Guide! Page 18 Coast Guard Update Page 19 Job Finder Gardening Page 20 Faith News Page 21 Softball team wins! Page 22 MHS Sports Roundup Page 23 Farewell and Good Luck, Senior Writers 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 9 June 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISIT US ONLINELOCATED IN JULINGTON CREEK ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 Now scheduling Summer appointments! When most folks venture to DeLeon Springs, its for the healing waters. When the travel group of the Mandarin Womens Club visited there on April 4, it was for the healing pancakes. The day started with the ladies caravan of SUVs headed south on Interstate 95, over” owing with friendly conversation, laughter and various devices and resources for navigation. No one gets lost with this group of adventurers. The state park associated with the springs is a unique combination of natural resources and scenery, a 6000 year old treasure trove of the Mayaca Indian tribe assumed to be the The Timucuan Federation Native Sons and Daughters chapter hosted the seventh annual Alexs Lemonade Stand at various Publix Supermarkets throughout Jacksonville. The Native Sons and Daughters (formerly known as Indian Guides/ Indian Princess) manned nearly 20 di erent stores around the area. Native Sons and Daughters is designed to foster one-onone, father-child interaction Mandarins Relay for Life 2012 was once again a huge success! Kids 4 A Cure came in as the leading fundraising team, raising over $7000. This team, made up of kids ages eight through 18 has raised well over $50,000 since they started this team back in 2005. These kids are striving to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Although Mandarins Relay ended early due to severe weather, the Relay pulled in over Native Sons and Daughters host Alex’s Lemonade StandBy Contributing Writer Brian QuirkRelay 2012 successful despite rainy endingBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harrington$10,000 on Saturday, April 21 as over 30 teams set up camp sites with fundraisers ranging from bouncy houses to jousting, chance drawings to spin to winsŽ and tons of food. Relay for Life is an 18-hour event representing cancer never sleepsŽ and all money raised bene“ ts the American Cancer Society. Mandarins Relay always rallies the community together. It shows us that we all have to work together to help “ nd a within a group setting based on a Native American theme. Founded in 2000, Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation raises funds as well as public awareness to research childhood cancer research and treatments. The Lemonade for Life fundraiser “ rst began when a local Jacksonville family, whose daughter battled cancer, decided to raise funds and awareness for the disease. Lina Rak was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, an often deadly pediatric cancer, over 10 years ago. Though the Rak family has since moved out of the area, the Native Sons and Daughters continue their mission. More than 200 of our children, ages “ ve through 12, volunteered to assist in this years event. This years contribution raises our programs total donation to Alexs Lemonade to over $60,000. We want to congratulate all of our volunteers and thank our sponsors, Publix Supermarkets and Pepsi. The Timucuan Federation Native Sons and Daughters family designation is derived from the name of one of the principal tribes of the northeast Florida area, the Timucua, Timagoa, Tornoco or Atimuca, whose territory was from about St. Augustine and on to the middle St John River area. The history of the Timucuan tribes begins with the landing of Ponce de Leon near the site of the present St. Augustine in 1513. Children who participate in the present day Native Sons and Daughters not only learn about Native American history and traditions with their fathers, but they also participate in many fun activities such as camp outs and community service events such as Native Sons & Daughters cont on pg. 11Mandarin Womens Club visits DeLeon SpringsBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Rossearliest residents and outdoor entertainment for hikers, swimmers, boaters, “ shermen and picnickers. In the center of it all is the tranquil spring boil that brought the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in search of the Fountain of Youth, giving the area its name. No one in the travel group ventured into the water to test its rejuvenating claim to fame. Arrival time coincided with their reservations at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant. Seated around two large tables with hot griddles built into the centers, everyone went to work building breakfasts “ t for long-distance travelers. Eggs, pancake mix in pitchers, various toppings to enhance the pancakes and hearty side dishes were provided by the establishment. All creative cooking talents were up to the individuals. What an experience! No boarding house dining room could ever com-Relay for Life cont. on pg. 7Mandarin Womens Club cont. on pg. 8 Mandarin NewsLine’sElection 2012Section coming in our July 2012 issue!To Advertise: LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Linda Gomolkagraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d $10 OFFAny $50 Purchase! simply SUMMERgatheringsWhole Foods Market has the coolest party essentials! Beat the summer heat with the freshest, most flavorful, highest quality organic and natural products on the planet.MakeYOUR BACKYARDthe place forSUMMER HANGOUTSVALID 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, PER VISIT. NO COPIES, DUPLICATIONS OR FACSIMILIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLU 30676 VALID THROUGH 6/30/12 VOTE 2012 Exercise your freedom! Be an informed voter! Meet the candidates in the July issue of Mandarin NewsLine. Special Election section will contain everything you need about voting in the Primary Election. Candidates, make sure you are included: Contact Linda Gay at lg@rtpublishinginc.com or 904-886-4919 today! A free book exchange for adults and children will be held at the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on June 3 and June 17 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. The Olde Mandarin Corner Market is sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club and is held at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads. Admission and parking are free as well. Bring a book, take a book, or two or three...Ž The Mandarin Senior Center is looking for card players! Players are needed for Single Pinochle on Wednesday and Friday, Double Pinochle on Tuesdays, Canasta on Monday and Wednesday and Bridge on Thursday. (All start at 1:00 p.m.) All players must be over the age of 60 and there is no fee to join! The Center is located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin. Please call 262-7309 for more information. The June General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Group 2 on setups of sewing rooms and important tools of quilters. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites. com/” /allstarquiltguild. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. 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. 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 Olde Mandarin Corner Market (OMCM) will continue in June with dates scheduled for Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 17. Hours will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days. Sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club, the OMCM is held at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads and features varying items including local produce, specialty foods, arts and crafts and plants. There is no admission fee and ample free parking is available. For more information, please visit Whats New cont on pg. 6 Copies of online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Please welcome Matt Bodie, new attorney with our firm! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows Road Law Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A. Sunbeam Road Christopher M. Thompson, CFP, CRPC Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC1000 Sawgrass Village Dr. Suite 103 Ponte Vedra, FL. 32082 Tel: 904-273-7908 Toll Free: 800-542-2370 Cell: 904-708-3817 Fax: 904-285-0249 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.com home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/christopher.thompson Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. One year ago, both the mayor and I were elected to begin our four-year terms. Someone please tell the mayor the campaign is over and its time to govern! Mayor Brown is now in the middle of a second reorganization of his administration before the “ rst one is even completed. There are still 12 un“ lled positions in the mayors “ rst reorganized administration and this is a full year into his four-year team. When is the mayor going to start governing? A good example of the mayors failure to govern is his incompetent handling of the new courthouse furniture. The new courthouse is scheduled to open at the end of May. But it will not have furniture for the hearing rooms and will not be able to operate. This empty building will cost the taxpayers an unnecessary and avoidable expense. Why? The mayor waited until a few weeks ago to say the city should use refurbished furniture. Where was the administration six, “ ve, even two months ago? I have been in the furniture restoration business for 21 years and can tell you, it takes more than a month or two to repair, refurnish and or possibly re“ nish hundreds of the pieces of worn and used furniture. While the mayor claimed he could get savings of $750,000 by using refurbished furniture, the arrival of this furniture would be too late for the scheduled opening of the courthouse. Thus, these savingsŽ would turn into unnecessary costs. That is not e ective or “ scally responsible government. Rainfall levels are well below normal and some water bodies are at or near record lows in northeast and central Florida, prompting the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board to urge businesses and the public to actively conserve water. The District is continually monitoring water levels for any signs of supply problems and ecosystem impacts. Without increased rainfall and enhanced water conservation, those impacts could begin to be widely experienced, which could prompt the District to take additional water conservation steps. Rainfall in the 18-county District is 12 inches below normal for the last 12 months. The lack of rainfall has been especially signi“ cant in the northern portion of the District where Duval County is 15 to 25 inches below normal in rainfall for the past 12 months. The Gainesville area is approximately 25 inches below normal in rainfall in the past 12 months. The lack of rainfall has resulted in very low groundwater levels throughout the District and record lows have been recorded in some areas during the last month. Surface water levels continue to decline and some water bodies, such as Lake Weir in Marion County, have reached record lows. Our communities are in-Dear Editor, You should rename your Political CommentaryŽ Cheap Shot of the Week.Ž The writer slips in cheap shots at what he calls liberals with absolutely no substantiation. Then rambles on in such a way that you need a ” owchart to follow his unconnected thoughts. Ive worked in IT for 40 consecutive years, have been a good citizen in New York and Florida, including 25 years as a foster parent. I willingly stand behind what everyone falsely considers the moral high groundŽ of my own. By the way, you say everyoneŽƒ please name names. I am a Democrat and, in some areas, liberal. Unlike your writer, I do not put people into classes based on gross assumptions and stereotypes. Maybe he should stoWp his class warfare. My countrys problems will be solved by the problem solvers, not the ideologues. Thank you, Gary TomenySpeaking of “ scal responsibility, Mayor Browns newest proposed agency, the Downtown Investment Authority,Ž will give nine unelected members carte blancheŽ to spend money without city council approval. I am completely against this abrogation of city council authority and “ scal responsibility. This investmentŽ should not mean the unauthorized spending of your taxpayer dollars. The mayor is also using taxpayer money to pay $128,000 plus bene“ ts to his new photography sta The mayor already had the use of one sta photographer, which has been the practice for many years, but decided to hire an additional photographer and videographer. How can he justify spending the taxpayers money for these unnecessary services? Maybe his campaign account should pay for his photography sta as hes clearly still campaigning. And why are there two extra sta members to record him, when 12 administration positions remain open? The mayor is not governing. He wants savings but has no follow through, he proposes spending without authorization and key administrative positions remain un“ lled, while his photography sta grows. All the while, the pension issue, which is the dark cloud looming over our heads, is not being addressed. Please contact the mayors o ce and ask for action on the pension costs and escalating expenses. Jacksonville needs real governing for real issues! Please feel free to contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388.Letter to the Editor Water conservation needed during droughtBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtcreasingly sensitive to the need to conserve water,Ž said District Executive Director Hans Tanzler. Now is the time for all of us to do everything we can to conserve.Ž Current watering restrictions limit outdoor irrigation to no more than two designated days per week and not between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Jacksonville Public Libraries presents... 7th annual Teen Battle of the BandsSaturday, June 23 Show starts at 1 p.m. Main Library 303 Laura St. N. Multi-purpose RoomBand sign-up is May 1 – 31Sign-up is for ages 12-18. All ages welcome to attend. All genres of music! Awesome prizes!Call 630.0673 for more informationSpecial thanks to J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

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Lisa Harris Love Your Hair Call NOW! my specialty is making you look your best!334 6888Located inside Anthonys Salon 10092 San Jose Blvd. with couponMust use shampoo and conditioner for best results to be guaranteed Expires June 30, 2012 www.hairbylisaharris.com SUMMER AND FALL SESSIONSLEARN YOGA FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES! YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Get your 200 hour certication here Visit our website or call:904-233-6162www.lifespanyoga.com. 12276 San Jose Blvd. Suite 207 Duval County voters have one election down and two more to go in this Presidential Election year of 2012. My o ce and I are thrilled to share how the Election O ce is gearing up for the 2012 Primary Election on August 14. Duval County voters will use voting technology provided by Election Systems and Software (ES&S) this Primary Election. Our o ce will be implementing about 200 new DS200 units, the industrys most widely used digital precinct scanner, along with new Electionware EMS software on August 14. With the reputation of leadership, our o ce is pleased to be the “ rst to use the new software in the State of Florida. The DS200 combines security and voter con“ dence by increasing accuracy with a digital image scanner. To cast an o cial bal-The research shows what most of us already know: fathers lastingly and signi“ cantly impact their children. In honor of Fathers Day, Hubbard House wants to recognize some positive facts about fathers and encourage the role that dad can play in helping his posterity make healthy choices about respectful and non-violent behaviors. Fathers teach kindness. Studies show that a fathers involvement positively correlates with empathy development in a child and contributes to increased problem-solving behaviors and reduced sibling aggression and con” ict. These critical skills honed during childhood create the foundation for compassionate and thoughtful adults who make positive choices about relationships and boundaries. Fathers and father-“ gures have the opportunity to model restraint and respect during the formative years of child development, and studies show that how a father treats the mother of his child whether they are together or not relates to how a young girl or boy will think relationships should be. Fathers understand children. Contrary to what is often portrayed in movies and television, fathers are not innately out of tune with the needs of their children. In fact, research shows that fathers and mothers are equally able to interpret their childs behavioral cues and distinguish between physical and emotional needs at the earliest stages of life. A fathers a ectionate and consistent involvement helps set age-appropriate limits and reinforces personal growth well into the academic years. One study showed that children who rated their fathers as being highly accepting were themselves rated Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval Countylot, the voter “ rst simply inserts their marked paper ballot in the DS200 and follows the easy-toread instructions displayed on the 12-inch LCD touch screen. The DS200 scans the entire ballot and adds the votes to the systems tally. The DS200 provides instructions for resolving any ballot issues, vastly improving voter oversight and accountability, increasing voter awareness. Voting trends continue to indicate a rise in voting early and voting by mail. Due to these voting trends, Election Day turnout has continued to curb. Therefore, City Council recently approved a plan by our o ce to reduce the number of voting precincts to 198 beginning in this Primary Election on August 14. These changes save an average of $125,000 per election. With the budgetary reduction, City Council approved to change all precincts numbering from alpha/numeric to just numeric. All voters in Duval County will receive updated voter information cards notifying them of the changes beginning this month, so check your mailboxes. Our o ce strives to inform and educate all Duval County voters of the electoral process. For more information about early voting, precinct changes or to request a vote by mail ballot, please visit our website at www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Here are some important dates to remember for the upcoming Primary Election: July 16Last day to register to vote and change party a liation August 4 … August 11 Early Voting for the Primary Election August 7 … Sample ballots scheduled to be mailed August 8 … Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed August 14 … Primary Election (Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure we conduct fair, accurate and accessible elections in 2012 with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. I am con“ dent that this upcoming Primary Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process. Our o ce strives to provide top notch customer service to all residents of Duval County every day. Fathers help foster healthy relationshipsBy Contributing Writer Erin Ostrowsky, Hubbard House Internhigher in areas of social competence and positive conduct by their teachers. Parental approval of a childs actions produces con“ dence and happiness that can lead to more productive and bene“ cial life choices. Fathers encourage friendship. Appropriate physical play between a father and child positively impacts a childs social status, according to experts who explain that most peer-topeer socialization is established through physical play. Self-control and restraint were other key “ ndings among children whose fathers played with them. Hubbard House wants to wish all fathers and father “ gures a Happy Fathers Day and gratefully acknowledge your contribution to fostering respectful and non-violent relationship practices. About Hubbard House: Founded as the “ rst domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certi“ ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 5001119. Hubbard House can help.

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com www.oldemandarincornermarket.com. The Italian American Club wishes to thank all their friends for coming to visit us at World of Nations. We will be holding our “ rst annual Craft Festival on June 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will have over 30 vendors and in addition we will be serving all your favorite Festa food, cannoli, tiramisu and cheesecakes, along with our souvenirs. This will be a very exciting day so please mark your calendars and be sure to come see us. 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.School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.8486www.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, P.L. 904-551-3026Catering Available SAT UN-7 am to 2 pmBreakfast all day!Bayard Monday & Tuesday SpecialFree dessert Expires 6/30/12 Al’s HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 Congratulations to the senior graduating classes of 2012! Mandarin High will hold its graduation on June 4, 2012 at the Jacksonville Veterans Arena, where 550 students will receive their high school diplomas. Congratulations Mandarin High School class of 2012. We wish you many great successes as you go to the next level of adult life. The global world awaits you! Lest we forget. The Timothy J. Seamans Memorial Foundation, more aptly described as Florida Fallen Heroes, aims to create, establish and help maintain the Fallen Soldier Monument at each hometown high school of Florida graduates who defended the United States in the war against terrorism. This past month, two Duval County public high schools commemorated their fallen heroes. Parents, teachers and students gathered together at Mandarin and Englewood High Schools to unveil special monuments to honor their fallen soldiers. The monuments were built to permanently recognize past and future military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Organizers stated that they hope the monuments encourage every student to never forget those fellow alumni who served their country. Dave Seamans of Floridas Fallen Heroes stated that it lets their fellow classmates know that, while these young men and women have left their school, they walked the same hallways and they paid the ultimate sacri“ ce for their free education. The monuments at Mandarin and Englewood high schools are the “ fth in a series of monuments designed through Floridas Fallen Heroes. The goal is to one day have a monument placed in every high school in Jacksonville. The search for Duval Countys next superintendent continues, with ongoing input from the public, school personnel and community leaders throughout the district. As May came to an end, a new ” awless search process, transparent to all, entered its next stage as the wide net is being cast across the state and nation to “ nd the transformational superintendent who will help lead the district to the next level, leaving no child behind. Important Dates: June 11: School Board Meeting: 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive June 7: Last day of school for students June 8: Schools closed June 11-12: Teacher planning days Thought for the Month: The real leader has no need to lead„he is content to point the way. ~Henry MillerSugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www. sagn” .blogspot.com for meeting dates. The River City Womens Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on June 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn located at 3130 Hartley Road. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. Please call 262-8719 for information or reservation. 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. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard 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 Florida State Senator Steve Wise who will give a presentation on the legislative action currently underway in Tallahassee and future pending action. This period will have a question and answer period which will be a very informative to all that attend. 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 Mandarin Womens Club will be in recess June, July and August. Their kick o program BingoŽ will be held on September 27 beginning Whats New cont from pg. 3 Whats New cont on pg. 7 The Jaguars will face Super Bowl runner-up New England on Sunday, December 23. It marks the 13th time in franchise history the club will play a participant from the previous Super Bowl in the regular season. The Jaguars have faced six Super Bowl defending champions including the Steelers in 2006.Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsSuper Bowl participants

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 cure for cancer. Mandarin was fortunate to have the Navy Band and Mandarin Highs ROTC open the event, along with Dr. Donna Richardson, the principal of Mandarin High School, lead the survivor lap. This was a real treat, since Dr. Richardson is a cancer survivor herself and has teachers on her campus EXCELLENCE IN ELDER CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESCALL TODAY! (904)260-1818 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258WWW.RIVERGARDEN.ORG Providing personalized medical and skilled nursing care in a gracious residential settingAHCA 5 STAR RATED COMMUNITY for excellence in long-term careGOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD5 time recipient 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 Many know The Wall Street Journal as a bastion of corporate life and the reporting of same. What many dont know is the Journal, now the daily newspaper with the highest paid circulation in the country, has expanding reporting beyond the corporate boardroom. In the April 21, 2012 edition of the Journal, a major section front piece, Rethinking The War On DrugsŽ examines how the current war on drugs simply isnt working and there may be simple solutions right in front of us which satisfy everyone … from law and order advocates to those who say drugs should be legalized. Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken are the authors of this radical piece and they start with looking at the failed war on alcohol. Prohibition didnt work … was, in fact, a spectacular failure … and, as good as many Alcoholics Anonymous programs are, they are not the ultimate answer either. The trio cites some less extreme methods already in use for e ectively treating drunk drivers, one which is already showing great success and one proposed program. The federal tax on alcohol has never risen with in” ation; today it is e ectively down to about a “ fth of its Korean War level in constant-dollar terms. For those who didnt pay attention in history class, the Korean Remember When?Photo provided by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Watch this space each month for more memories!Spotting TowerDid you know that during WWII Mandarin citizens took turns looking for enemy airplanes from a spotting tower located on Loretto Road? The person on duty scanned the sky in all directions for anything out of the ordinary and reported to the Port Authority which reported to the Navy. Visit the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society at 11964 Mandarin Rd. for more interesting facts about Mandarin. For more information, call 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net. at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Reservations are needed. Club membership is open to all women no matter where you live in Jacksonville. Meet ladies and go antiquing, traveling or dining out. Also learn how to play bridge, Mah Jongg or Mexican Train. Live our club motto, Where Strangers Become Friends.Ž For more information about this social club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check out our new website: www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/Political commentaryNo one is winning the war on drugsBy J. Bruce RichardsonWar was fought from 1950 to 1953. The article cites Philip Cook of Duke University suggesting that tripling the tax … from about a dime to about 30 cents a drink … would prevent at least 1,000 homicides and 2,000 motor vehicle fatalities a year, all without any new monies going to criminals, putting anyone else in already expensive jails or having law enforcement mount expensive enforcement programs. For those against any new taxes of any type, this group generally approves of higher taxes on tobacco users, which have soared to unimaginable levels over the past two decades. Tripling the alcohol tax would be helping people self-regulate through economic … not moral or legal … pressure. The Philip Cook approach doesnt work across the board with intentional heavy drinkers, the ones many of us would label professional drunks. The article cites a district court judge in South Dakota who has developed a promising approach. Judge Larry Long created in 2005 what he calls 24/7 Sobriety. The program requires people who commit alcohol-related crimes (including, but not limited to drunk drivers) to show up twice a day, seven days a week, for Breathalyzer tests as a condition of staying out of jail. If they fail to appear or if the test shows they have been drinking, they go straight to jail for a day. So far, more than 99 percent of the time, they show up as ordered and are sober. They can choose to go to alcohol treatment or go to other programs, but they cannot choose to keep drinking. The South Dakota state attorney generals o ce says some 20,000 people in South Dakota have participated in 24/7 Sobriety and the program has made a huge dent in subsequent arrests for driving under the in” uence. The article goes on to say that by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol abusively and the larger group of population who are non-users, 24/7 Sobriety moves past the simple concept of either banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for adults. These are two examples … one hypothetical and one in real life … which have the ability to produce desired results without high costs to taxpayers or life-altering negative consequences to users, who at the same time are given a chance to change their behavior on their own, perhaps always the best choice. More in this space next month.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 Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Whats New cont from pg. 6 Advertise Now! 886-4919 who are battling or have battled this disease. Her sta was also represented at Relay with a team selling sno-cones. We are privileged that Mandarin High hosts this community event each year on their football “ eld. Its great to see local schools and business represented and come together at this event. Anytime Fitness gave away a years membership, Winn Dixie gave away water and Chick-“ l-A, Latitude 30 and Gilmons Cupcakes all helped support teams. As always, this was a great event for a great cause. It is not too soon to get involved in next years Relay for Life. For more information, please contact Erin Cole at erin. cole@cancer.org.Relay for Life cont. from pg. 1

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The percent of original list price Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angies List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nations leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. Eric King, Clay Eyes practice administrator stated, We believe that quality customer service is what sets Clay Eye apart. Every day we strive for ways to improve and exceed our patients expectations. Were honored that Angies List has recognized us for this award.Ž Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angies List can claim the sterling customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar,Ž said Angies List founder Angie Hicks. The fact that Clay Eye can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers.Ž Angies List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number Eye physicians group earns coveted Super Service Awardof reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angies List operational guidelines. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. 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Inventory is way down, increasing pending sales demonstrate marked demand and prices are rising.Ž Mandarin Womens Club cont. from pg. 1pete with the clatter, the laugh-ter, the reaching, the talking with mouths full, the called cooking advice, the resultant disarray. Re“ ned ladies should not have this much fun! Leaving the clean up to the experienced waitsta an eco tour through the Lake Woodru National Wildlife Refuge aboard Captain Franks pontoon was the next scheduled event. The perfect weather made sunning irresistible for several alligators and native birds. Captain Frank entertained for almost an hour, pointing out species of native fauna and blooming ” ora. No one was in a hurry to disembark and head back to civilization. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club, giving all women of the area the opportunity for meeting new friends, visiting with old friends, learning new things and sharing the enjoyment of northeast Florida. Some of the many activities include day trips, antiquing trips, as well as Bunco, bridge, Mahjongg and Mexican Train gatherings. For more information, please call Diane at 880-5354 or visit the clubs website, www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. Friends Warehouse SaleGet great books at a great price while supporting the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library! Mark your calendar for the next Friends Book Warehouse Sale June 1-3 and 9 University Park Branch LibraryFor more information, check out the Friends webpage http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/lib/friendsofjpl.html

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 We join our community in thanking our more than 4,000 members of the nursing staff at Baptist Health for providing extraordinary care and comfort to patients and families, day and night. These dedicated caregivers bring our mission to life as: champions of patient/family-centered care, partners with physicians and others in delivering quality healthcare, volunteers in the community, and leaders in their profession, improving education and standards. Thanks to their commitment, Baptist Health has been recognized for excellence in patient care by obtaining the American Nurses Credentialing Centers prestigious MagnetTM designation. No wonder the local community has named Baptist Health as having the areas Best NursesŽ for more than 20 years. As a community-focused healthcare system, we can think of no greater honor. Baptist Health nurses hold a special place in the heart of our community. Duane, Baptist Medical Center Jessica, Baptist Medical Center Beaches Dina, Baptist Medical Center Nassau Terri, Baptist Medical Center South Laurie, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Kathleen, Baptist Home Health Care Jacksonville’s Only Certified Master Pedicurist & Medical Nail Technician 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.com Need a quality pedicure, but concerned with the cleanliness of the tools & equipment? If so, come enjoy a sanitary & relaxing pedicure. Offering Geriatric & Diabetic Foot-careReggie Stephens Flying over Never Land, chanting with Indians, sword “ ghts and alligators that go tick tock tick tock: these are all familiar memories for those of us who grew up watching Peter Pan. And now its back! Peter Pan will grace the stage in Jacksonville from July 27 through August 5 at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, located on the South Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville, through the Summer Musical Theatre Experience. Were sticking with the classic 1954 musical rendition.Ž said Essence Williams, a rising 10th grade student. Going on its seventh year, its past productions include Guys and Dolls (2006), Once Upon a Mattress (2007), Damn Yankees (2008), Disneys Beauty and the Beast (2009), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (2010) and Hair-Join us for First Fridays on the Patio beginning Friday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy casual conversations and over our favorite wine and beer selections of the season paired with fresh foods certain to make your mouth water! First Fridays on the Patio is a new and exciting way for us to connect with our customers,Ž said Specialty Team Leader Rick Eplawy. Well feature di erent beers and wines each month and pair them with foods that complement the ” avors in a way that will be easy and cost e ective for our customers to replicate at home.  The June 1 event will The Northeast Florida Conservatory Community Orchestra demonstrated versatility and considerable musical talent in its debut concert on May 3 at Westminster Woods. Under the baton of Richard Dickson, president and executive director of the Conservatory, the orchestra played a variety of musical styles from classical to popular. Among the pieces included in the program were two clever compositions (Jazz Pizzicato and The Waltzing Cat) by renowned American composer, Leroy Anderson as well as Frescobaldis Toccata (the “ rst piece ever played by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra). The concert concluded with an exciting arrangement of an alltime favorite, Over the Rainbow, Community orchestra debutsfollowed by the introduction of orchestra members by section … strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. It was noted that the orchestra has the distinction of having two domra players, which is highly unusual and probably unique to any orchestra in the area. The Community Orchestra, Community Concert Band and Jazz Band comprise the three ensemble groups currently sponsored by the Northeast Florida Conservatory, a community school of the arts located in Mandarin. Faculty members are Jacksonville Symphony members and/or college music professors. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Youth Arts UpdateIts almost time for the Summer Musical Theatre ExperienceBy Danielle Wirsanskyspray (2011). Students from all over the area will participate. Acting auditions included learning a dance combination and singing 16 bars of a Broadway song, but those with di erent interests were able to participate as well. The show will also have student technicians, tumbler and gymnasts and a student pit orchestra.Im not usually nervous for auditions, but this was scarier because everyone from everywhere auditioned,Ž said Williams, who was cast as Mrs. Darling. What makes this revival of the classic production unique is that the students will actually be ” ying in the production. They took all of the people called for Peter (myself included) up to the grid in the theatre, about 55 feet up,Ž said Christy Mull, rising 11th grader. This was to see how we dealt with heights.Ž For information on ticket prices or show times, call 6462222 or visit their website at www.fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/summermusical.php. For me, theatre like this is really important,Ž said Veronica Du y, a rising ninth grader cast as a Lost Boy. I meet so many new people and we become a family. It also makes me really aware of our community as a whole.ŽBeat the summer heat By Contributing Writer Adrienne M. Cartagena, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Market … Jacksonville Specialty Team Leader Rick Eplawy and Regional Specialty Buyer Kari Foley.feature selections from our Top 10 Wines of Summer, which are top-notch wines at easy to swallow prices. These wines are well suited for sipping at the beach or poolside, pairing with grilled foods and other summer favorites,Ž said Regional Specialty Buyer Kari Foley. Were excited to share the value, quality and selection with our customers.Ž First Fridays on the patio take place the “ rst Friday of every month at 6:00 p.m. beginning June 1 and concluding October 5. Each month will feature unique wine, beer and food selections as well as live music. The cost to attend is $10. W W W WWWVisit our website:

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Michaels Soldiers presents the2nd Annual All American Hoedown & AuctionBenetting the deployed Men & Women of our United States MilitarySt. Josephs Catholic Church Cody Enrichment Center Satuday, July 14, 2012 7 PM 10 PM Tickets $30 Adults 10 Children ages 4-12 To Purchase Tickets Call Kathy Signorile 599-7855 or Jim Signorile 307-9080 www.stmichaelssoldiers.org Great Food Live Music Entertainment Dancing Live & Silent Auction John Crowell (904) 538-9440 Youve Got Teen Drivers? Weve Got Discounts! Save up to 10% with the Good Student Discount (B average or Better) Additional savings for Accident Free, Teensmart Driver Training, Student Away at College. Best of all we oer Allstate Accident Forgiveness, even for your teen driver! Call now to see how much you could save!Insurance and discounts subject to availability and qualications. Accident forgiveness is a part of the optional Your Choice AutoŽ program. Actual Savings will vary. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Jacksonville johncrowell@allstate.comDont forget to ask about Accident Forgiveness! Summer is right on the horizon, so as well as anticipating those long warm summer days, Mustangs should be tying up any loose ends at school. The last day of school is June 7 for underclassmen and May 22 for seniors. Seniors, you have begun your summer vacation and you have put high school education behind you! As exciting as that is, those who are graduating and hope to walk at graduation have a few things to take care of as soon as possible! Make sure to turn in all of your textbooks to Bookland as soon as you can, so that you will not have any textbook debts. In order to walk, you must have all of your book and ID debts cleared. Talk to The Jaguars will play 15 of their 20 games, including the preseason, on grass. The only games to be played on arti cial turf in the preseason will be at New Orleans and at Baltimore, and during the regular season at Buffalo, at Minnesota and at Indianapolis. Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsGrass vs. turf in 2012 MHS HappeningsThe time of our lives is nally here!By Rondene Grinam, MHS StudentMrs. Raley in the Media Center if youre not sure if you are eligible to walk. Also, make absolutely sure you have ordered your cap and gown, as well as any stoles you may be wearing for graduation. Cap and gown distribution begins on Friday, June 1. Remember to sign in at the main o ce prior to picking up your cap and gown. Graduation will take place on June 4, at 1:00 p.m. sharp, at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Every student is allotted 10 tickets and may pick the tickets up during cap and gown distribution. Underclassmen, make an e ort to clear all debts and to turn in all textbooks, as well, so that will be out of the way in the future. Make sure to stay on top of your grades, as there is no grade recovery o ered during the summer. Students should try their absolute best on “ nals and once “ nals are completed, everyone is free for the summer! This summer, Mustangs shouldnt waste any time! It is a good idea to start looking for summer jobs as soon as possible, as spots “ ll up quickly with competition from college students. Try applying to be a camp counselor and if working isnt your forte, it might not be too late to enroll to attend a camp. You may even spend your summer babysitting. Whatever you want to do, go out and do it and whatever you do, do not waste a second of your summertime. Don’t Miss Our Special Election SectionAppearing in the July Issue of Mandarin NewsLine!To Advertise, contact Linda Gay • 886-4919 •LG@RTPublishinginc.com NOW OPEN IN JACKSONVILLE (904) 239-3671 | www.GulfCoastDerm.comOUR LOCATIONSPanama City | Panama City Beach | Santa Rosa Beach | Ft Walton Beach Navarre | Niceville | Marianna | Bonifay | Port St Joe | Tallahassee Sarasota | Jacksonville | Gulf Breeze | Dothan, ALBrooke Bair, DO Physician SpotlightJACKSONVILLE OFFICE12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 722 Jacksonville, FL 32223 877.231.DERM (3376)

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 CHESTMOVES FAST. PAINSO SHOULD YOU. Its a fact. The “rst hour of a heart attack is the most critical. The golden hourŽ can make the difference between life and death. If you experience heart attack symptoms, move quickly. Call 911 or go immediately to Baptist Souths Certi“ed Chest Pain Center in the Emergency Center. Growing to serve you better.Expanded Emergency Center at Baptist South. Our newly expanded Emergency Center has more than doubled in size. New Cardiac Cath Lab at Baptist South. Now offering diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, as well as diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular catheterizations. Conveniently located at Old St. Augustine Road and I-95 904.322.7618www.themonalisadayspa.com 9315 San Jose Blvd.,Suite 1 € Jacksonville,FL 32257 RELIEVE YOUR STRESS~ ~ 2 2 H H o o u u r r S S p p e e c c i i a a l l $ $ 4 4 9 9 Includes: Massage ~ Hydrotherapy ~ Steam Therapy ~ Tranquility€ Massages € Facials € Body Wraps € Permanent Make-up € Waxing € Hydrotherapy Room € Steam Therapy € Personal Trainer € Pilates € Yoga Oh! Look! Over there! Two more Monarch butter” ies! If you are on the playground at Little Britches Learning Center, you are likely to see a wide variety of birds and butter” ies attracted to the childrens colorful ” ower garden. Children and adults alike enjoy the peaceful serenity that comes with watching nature in beautiful harmony. Recently, Vance Stallings, the center director, initiated a partnership with the Urban Gardening Program through the Duval County Extension O ce to o er additional enrichment programs to the children and families who proudly call Little Britches their school. Ms. Sheri, one of the lead Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten teachers at Little Britches, assisted in establishing a butter” y garden where they are able to marvel at the transformation of caterpillars from eggs to adult butter” ies emerging from their chrysalises. The children especially enjoyed digging in the dirt and planting their ” owers. In the Catholic Church, May has been the month to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus. The children in the third grade classes at St. Joseph Catholic School found a special way to do this: each child made his or her own personal rosary. The children used great imagination when making their rosary. There were small ones and large ones. Most were made with beads, created in all di erent colors Preschool enjoys new butter y gardenAmazingly, the small caterpillars survived the occasional handling by an ecstatic two year old as they found the small critter munching on milkweed! In addition, Mary Puckett, Urban Gardening Program assistant and Judy LeForte, Master Gardener, visited the school bringing a wealth of information, experience and gardening tips to share with the sta Immediate plans are underway to begin planting a summer garden. Harvest time in the fall will be “ lled with additional enrichment as the students take part in preparing crops for tasting. Summer Camp begins at Little Britches in just a few weeks with plans for an embryology experience under the direction of Andy Toelle, 4H Extension Agent III. The children will enjoy hands onŽ in tending baby chicken eggs in incubators until the chicks hatch right before their eyes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mary honored during month of MayBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Schooland textures. The children took their rosaries to Mass with them. During the Mass one of the priests, Fr. Bernie, blessed the rosaries. Upon returning to school, the children were divided into smaller groups, along with a parent. Each parent listened to the children in their group recite the rosary. What a wonderful way to honor Mary! the Alexs Lemonade Stand. For more information about Alexs Lemonade Stand and how you can help out, please visit www.alexslemonade.org. If Native Sons & Daughters cont from pg. 1you are interested in getting additional information about our unique Native Sons and Daughters father/child program, please log onto www.timucuan.org. W W W WWWVisit our website: It is always sad to see an organization that has contributed so much to our community make the decision to discontinue its activities. On May 10, that is what happened to the North Florida Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters. It had all started in 1980, when under the guidance of the late Nancy Strecker, Maggie Reisler and more than 50 supporters from the Jacksonville area, the chapter received its charter and o cially began its inspiring projects supporting the arts and emerging young artists. The national organization was founded in 1944. It sponsors an annual competition Encore: A fond farewell!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityrotating through the areas of art, music, literature, drama and dance. The national competition o ers substantial cash awards and recognition. It is preceded by local chapter competitions where a winner is selected to attend and compete on the national level. Local cash awards are also made and the young artists have the opportunity to expose their talent to a broad “ eld of supporters and lovers of the arts. Although this is the prime focus of the organization, its monthly meetings also sponsor lectures and presentations and o er additional support to emerging young artists. And yes, a few of the North Florida chapter winners have gone on to be successful on a national level. They include a poet in 1983, a dancer in 1985 and an author in1988. The North Florida Chapter also hosted the national competition in 1995, 2002 and 2006, bringing outstanding talent and guests to our community from all over the country. All this has been going on for more than 30 years, but recently, like many volunteer organizations, it has become increasingly di cult to “ nd ways to attract younger members with the energy and enthusiasm to move forward. And so we Encore cont on pg. 19

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The conference with just over 100 participants reached an audience on Twitter of over 100,000 in under 24 hours. Sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation and the Schechter Day School Network, with guest keynote speakers Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Angela Maiers, this conference was like no other. A Twitter feed, #edjewcon, contained over JumpingFish, a nonpro“ t group that advocates for First Coast waterways through athletics, won a $1,000 grant from Community First Credit Unions Investing in You contest to fund its Up the River 12-Mile Swim for the St. Johns awareness initiative. The Up the River project is the “ rst of six winning community improvement ideas to receive $1,000 each in this summers contest. Our overall mission to preserve our waterways was a perfect “ t with Community Firsts public outreach for improvement ideas,Ž said Jim Alabiso, founder of JumpingFish and the Up the River project. With the St. Johns River being our citys largest and most valuable natural resource, anything we do to help it improves our entire community in a big way.Ž The upcoming Up the River awareness event is Jacksonvilles “ rst-ever long distance swim in the St. Johns River. Alabiso completed a 3.5 mile swim across the river last summer and now has a small team joining him for a 12 mile journey on June 9. The swim will launch from Walter Jones Park in Mandarin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11:30 at the Riverside Arts Market. Community improvement contest funds 12-mile St. Johns River swim eventThe swimmers will be accompanied by kayakers, two crew boats and the St. Johns Riverkeeper boat, King“ sher, for safety reasons and to transmit realtime progress updates to supporters at the Riverside Arts Market. Up the River stood out as a project that can better this community for many generations to come,Ž said John Hirabayashi, CEO of Community First Credit Union. Based on the caliber of ideas submitted so far, were looking forward to discovering and funding even more innovative community improvement concepts.Ž Opportunities remain for “ ve more winners to be awarded grants through the Investing in You campaign. The initiative launched in April, inviting anyone with an idea to make the First Coast a better place to participate. Entries can be submitted through Community Firsts Facebook page. The credit union awards $1,000 every two weeks for 90 days, with the last winner being chosen July 13. Semi-“ nalists are chosen based on which ideas received the most likes,Ž with a panel selecting the winners that will receive grant funding from Community First. Learn more about Up the River, vote on the next winner or contribute your own idea on the Community First Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/CommunityFirstCreditUnion or www. InvestingInYouContest.com. edJEWcon 5772.0 puts local school on the mapBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Conference attendees holding up their new iPads and technology tools.1000 tweets mentioning things learned, thanking MJGDS for this incredible conference and helping the schools and agencies in attendance and those following the conference via Twitter, network with one another. Jewish Day Schools of every denomination sent teams to participate in this unique learning opportunity, in addition to representation from many major Jewish educational agencies. The schedule consisted of three packed days of track sessions, choice sessions, keynote speakers, and time in the bloggers caf for re” ection and sharing. Conference sessions were led by guest speakers and members of the MJGDS faculty, as well as a few MJGDS Middle School students. On the “ rst day, teams had time to learn about and set up the new tools they received at the conference: iPads, ” ip cameras and iPods. The Martin J. Gottlieb Day School has been a leader in 21st century learning skills for the past two years and now schools across the country are using MJGDS as a model to learn from. Thanks to the vision of Andrea Hernandez and Silvia Tolisano, MJGDS 21st century learning specialists and Head of School Dr. Jon Mitzmacher, edJEWcon was born and Jewish Day Schools across North America are bene“ ting from that vision. My mind is a twitter. Im all blogged out. And I cant spend any more time in the App store. Im uncomfortable, in brain pain and petri“ ed of what I dont know. And I couldnt be more excited or invigorated about it!Ž „taken from a blog entry of an edJEWcon attendee. Andrea Hernandez, one of the conferences organizers and presenters concluded, We often talk about 21st century learning in terms of the skills needed to be successful in this technological world. One of those important skills is collaboration. edJEWcon is collaboration at its best.Ž Future plans include turning edJEWcon into a yearly professional development opportunity and sharing the learning at national educational conferences and beyond the day school milieu. 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

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Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Donald SutherlandGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Porridgegate 2012 performed at St. Joseph Catholic SchoolBy Contributing Writer Noah Harvie, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolspoof on Watergate and Goldilocks and the Three Bears Instead of “ les and documents being stolen, it was porridge! In Wychwood-Under-Ooze, Goldi Locks has been accused of stealing porridge from the three bears home. At the same time, a trio of pigs is complaining that their houses have been blown down. Sherlock McGarrett, the chief of police, is busy eating doughnuts. His trusty cohort, Danielle Hoover, is trying her best to solve the case. Who stole the porridge? It was an all out thereŽ type of play, but it was very funny. If you missed it, be sure to come to next years play! This play would have been nothing without the help of the tech crew and directors: Mrs. Albright, Ms. Pollard, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Fecitt and Mrs. Cabrera.This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Hunger Games, an action “ lm for adults and teens. The future in our world could be a very di erent place, but in the Hunger Games, after war and rebellion, the population is divided into 12 districts. Each district has its own strengths and weaknesses and each year as tribute to the end of the rebellion, two members of each district are chosen by lottery to participate in the games. It is a game of life and death and only one can survive. Some have trained for this game for all of their lives and some will have to survive by guile, wit and skill. Katniss Everdeen is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, lives in district 12 and manages to support her mother and sister by hunting. She feeds the families and then she and her friend Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth, sell and trade whatever they can for survival items needed on a day-to-day basis. The Lottery chooses a male and female from each area. This lottery day, Katniss sister is chosen and as her provider and protector, she volunteers in her place. This is extremely uncommon and rejoiced throughout the viewing community as the Hunger Games is the most watched show in the 12 districts. The male participant from her area is Peeta Mellark, performed by Josh Hutcherson. He is from a family that is better o yet still he will have to “ ght for his life, as will all of the other players in the game. Behind the scenes of the games, manipulations and politics are played. Donald Sutherland plays President Snow, who manages the rules of the games and changes them as he desires. Each district is guided by a past winner of the games; Katniss and Peeta have Haymitch Abernathy, represented by Woody Harrelson. Haymitch may be a hindrance or may be a godsend as he is the one between the players and the viewers who aids them in getting sponsors. When the games begin and manipulations are part of the game, sponsors often make the di erence in life and death. The Hunger Games is based on a much-read novel of the same name and is directed by Gary Ross; the movie adaptation is well done in relation to the path of the book. The love-hate relationship between Haymitch and Katniss is well played by the actors, as is the manipulations of the games by the rulers of the Capitol. The dangers of weather and nature play well into the dangers of the games and add to the excitement. The machinations and di culties to make Katniss more likeable are enjoyable, though I did expect more from the costume design and some of the special e ects. Otherwise, as a reader of the book and for those who have not opened the pages, it was a very well done “ lm. Sequels are anticipated. 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Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged, a not-for-pro“ t Jacksonville senior services organization with a 66-year history of excellence in elder care, and Baptist Health, northeast Floridas most comprehensive healthcare system, recently announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to enhance the care of clients and residents of the River Garden community. E ective May 1, Baptist Health physicians began providing primary care to residents of River Garden Hebrew Home, the 180-bed skilled care nursing facility within the River Garden community. Providing medical care at the facility are Anna Orman, MD, Anthony Malacaman, MD and Olga Wells, ARNP. Later this year, services will expand to include providing medical care to residents of The Coves, River Gardens 80-unit senior independent living community; River Gardens Adult Day Care program; and to River Garden employees. River Garden Chief Executive O cer Martin Goetz explained that the alliance between Baptist Health and River Garden is a natural progression of a relationship that has existed between the two organizations for many years. The majority of our clients and residents, as well as our sta use Baptist Health and the majority of our admissions come from Baptist. We are building upon an organic relationship that has grown, especially since the opening of Baptist South in 2005, which is the nearest hospital to our community,Ž he explained. According to Goetz, the primary bene“ t of partnering will be enhanced communication and better coordination of care from one setting to another. This new alliance with Baptist Health will increase our ability to provide smooth transitions for our residents because the doctors are from the same organization as the hospital.Ž Goetz added, Baptist Health is positioning itself to responsibly meet the needs of the aging baby boomer population and so is River Garden.Ž Joe Mitrick, president of Transitional Care at Baptist Health, said, We are fortunate to have high-quality post-acute care facilities like River Garden serving the health care needs of seniors in our community. Baptist shares a mutual goal with River Garden of comprehensively addressing the physical, cognitive and social issues that older adults face. Our collaboration with River Garden will enhance the care of seniors at both organizations.Ž He added, Our alliance with River Garden is one way we are working with other mission-driven organizations to provide the “ nest care to seniors in the community. Baptist Healths creation of AgeWell Institute with its soon-to-open Center for Senior Health is another way we are enhancing care coordination and quality of life for seniors.ŽProviders combine to o er enhanced senior care New spa optionƒfor women! Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919

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(ARA) Summer vacation gives children a break from schoolwork, but for many, their participation in sports will continue in warm weather months. Parents, coaches and players need to keep injury prevention in mind to ensure sports stay safe and fun throughout the summer. In a new survey commis-Keep kids injury free while playing sports this summersioned by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson and Johnson, Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety,Ž parents report one in three kids who play team sports sustain injuries severe enough to require medical attention. The reports “ ndings are particularly alarming because experts tell us more than half of these injuries are preventable,Ž says Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. There is a gap between what we as coaches and parents can do to keep our kids safe and what were actually doing. With some simple precautions, we can change these troubling statistics and keep our kids healthy and enjoying the bene“ ts of sports.Ž Safe Kids shares some advice for parents and coaches to help kids avoid injury while playing sports this summer: Before the game begins: € Give kids a break. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) say children should take a twoto three-month break from a speci“ c sport each year to prevent overuse, overtraining and burnout. Yet, the Safe Kids survey found that nine out of 10 parents underestimate the length of time kids should take o from a particular sport. If your child plays soccer from August through May, for instance, switch to a di erent sport over the summer. Not only will it give your young athletes body a break, your child may enjoy discovering a new activity. € If your child missed her pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) at the beginning of the school year, take this opportunity to have her checked out. A PPE can uncover underlying conditions and prevent potential medical emergencies. Not sure what the exam should entail? Go to www.safekids. org/sports for a printable copy of the form. € You probably know its important to stretch before physical activity, but did you know you should begin with a 10 minute cardio warm up? A light run, jogging in place and some jumping jacks can help raise the heart rate gradually. Follow up with stretches that work all the major muscle groups, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. € Make sure your child wears the appropriate safety and sports gear. All gear should “ t properly and be in good condition to help avoid minor and serious injuries. While in the “ eld or on the court: € The health impact of concussions on children is drawing attention across the country. The Safe Kids survey found that more than 50 percent of coaches believe there is an acceptable amount of head contact thats OK during play. The truth is, bumps, blows and hits to the head need to be taken seriously, and parents, coaches and players all need to take preventative steps, including learning about concussions and the policies for their state and/or sports league. Learn the signs and symptoms of concussions at www. safekids.org. € Four out of 10 parents underestimate the amount of water a typical child athlete needs per hour of play, according to the Safe Kids survey. Kids should drink 30 minutes before they start to play, and every 15 to 20 minutes during physical activity to avoid dehydration. € Rest is essential. In addition to taking one season away from any given sport every year, kids should get rest breaks during practices and games and take o at least one day from sports activities every week. € Consider attending a sports safety clinic. Safe Kids offers free Youth Sports Safety Clinics for parents and coaches that teach ways to keep young athletes healthy and injury free. Go to www. safekids.org to “ nd a clinic. Culturally, theres an attitude that injuries are a natural consequence of sports and that good athletes tough it out when they su er an injury,Ž says Carr. But that attitude is hurting our kids. By adopting some basic, proven practices, we can protect our kids and help them stay healthy and active in sports throughout their lives.Ž Summer SolsticeJune 21L ongest D a y o f the Y ear

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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 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. No matter where you might be “ shing, it is always a good idea try to “ nd some kind of underwater structure to help you locate “ sh. Structure in the water often provides a gathering place for smaller “ sh to congregate while providing an ambush point for larger “ sh. Anglers often look for varying types of structure when “ shing such as channels, ledges, sand bars, buoys and markers. Docks also provide structure that attracts a variety of “ sh, but are often overlooked. Hundreds of docks line the banks of St. Johns River and its tributaries. Many of these docks provide their own ecosystem creating habitat for algae, barnacles, clams, crabs, juvenile “ sh and bait “ sh. In return this attracts larger “ sh such as sheepshead, ” ounder, trout and red“ sh which are present through much of the year.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWhen “ shing docks look for one that appears to be older, heavy with barnacles and ends in deep water. A moving tide is the best time to “ sh any dock. Casting arti“ cials can be very productive but shouldnt be attempted by the novice caster as lost lures can become expensive. Live bait drifted on a ” oat rig into the shadows of a dock is a simple and very e ective way to catch “ sh. Cut “ sh or dead shrimp are also productive bottom baits when “ shed around a dock. A braided line may be necessary to protect your line from being cut on barnacles when “ ghting a big one. Docks should not be overlooked when looking for structure to “ sh. From Green Cove to downtown Jacksonville we have plenty to choose. Adding a dock or two to your next trip just might turn a good day into a great day. Fishing Report: Bream and bass biting in area ponds and creeks. Trout, red“ sh and ” ounder are in the river; try “ sh docks north of the Buckman for your grand slam. Downtown bridges are hot for trout. Whether you catch one some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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They are probably a Visual Distress Signal (VDS), commonly referred to as an Aerial Flare. Besides having current ” ares onboard for your own use, it is important to others that you recognize a call for help, have the necessary nautical knowledge and know how to take action. One family was made happy and safe one evening near Cedar Key, Florida in April 2004. After a ” are had been seen from a local restaurant, a waitress called the Coast Guard. Seeing a second ” are, an Auxiliarist on the scene estimated the distance to the ” are to be one to two miles. The Coast Guard directed a Florida Wildlife Conservation o cer with an airboat to the area where the Auxiliarist told him to Follow Orions (the constellation) knife sheathŽ stars down to the waterline. This will place you in the approximate spot the ” ares were sighted.Ž Following the progress, the Auxiliarist used a nearby boats VHF radio to re-direct the o cer who eventually returned with “ ve persons. The familys boat had run aground. The husband, wife and three little girls were okay, but cold and shaken, having had no way to stay warm and no emergency supplies. While all ended well, it may not have been. So here are some guidelines should you see what you believe is a United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Update Distress ares … Using or seeingBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8” are. 1. Estimate ” ares direction and distance from you. 2. Record time of each sighting 3. Know your location. 4. Call Coast Guard. 5. Describe ” ares action. A. Did you see ” are rise and fall or just fall? B. Did ” are rapidly or slowly rise and fall? C. Was trajectory mostly vertical or horizontal? 7. What color? 8. How long did ” are burn? 9. Estimate angle from you to top of ” ares trajectory. (Hold “ st at arms length, thumb on top and bottom on the horizon. Was top of trajectory above or below the top of your “ st?) 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedSeeking 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 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. Looking for an experienced climber. Call Mitch @ 703-5040 MAINTENANCE WORKERPLANT OPERATIONSImmediate opening for an individual with HVAC and general maintenance experience to work in our plant operation department. This is an hourly, non-supupervisory position. May require some weekend work. Preferred individual will have prior experience in a health care setting. Excellent starting salary and bene ts package in desirable Mandarin location. Apply in person or fax resume to River Garden/ Wolfson Center, 11401 Old St Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258 (904) 260-1818, fax (904) 260-9733. Drug-Free Workplace. RN Supervisor Weekends Charge Nurses PRN CNAs All Shifts We offer a competitive compensation package including industry leading bene ts. Interested candidates who are looking for a career and not just a job are invited to contact Kelli Walker at kwalker@rivergarden.org for more information. You may also apply in person at 11401 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville or fax resumes to (904)886-7768. EOE/DRW Engineering For Kids is looking for part-time, exible, and energetic people to be part of the North Florida team. Go to http://www.engineeringforkids.net/NorthFlorida/NowHiring. html for more information. Seeking experienced home health aides and CNAs for Comfort Keepers. Be part of our dynamic team providing in-home care services for 10 years to seniors and other adults living in Duval and St. Johns counties. 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Lawn Maintenance Service TREE & STUMP SERVICE w a n da .t i ll o t so n@gm ai l. co m Enter Today!G roceries ...I g e t m i n e f ree so ca n YOU a n d ear n a g rea t i n co m e Ent er t o WIN a n a ll e x pe n se PAID v aca t io n t o C AN C UN M e x icowww.mpbcontest.com/wandat JOB Finder Looking for a jo b in Mandarin? Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 The drought is still with us as of early May and shows no real signs of lifting. You have been working hard, Im sure, to maintain your yards and gardens. If your soil drains quickly, installing a drip irrigation system for your landscape could be a boon. There are also “ ttings available to convert a conventional system to more e cient methods of delivering water to your plants; there is a good selection at the big box suppliers. Just remember to keep spray coverage for your lawns. Correct zoning allows for watering grass up to twice a week during daylight savings time and landscape watering as needed. Your original installer would surely be glad to help for the less technically-minded among us. Vegetables have particular needs for water in order to supply us with a successful crop. Simple soaker hoses laid along vegetable rows work well. Use a solid feeder hose from the faucet across one end of the plot and attach a soaker hose at right angles for each row. Using a cut-o for each soaker section will allow you to adjust ” ow to a row of maturing onions, for instance, ensuring that they mature properly ready for harvest and you will still be able to deliver the right amounts of water to the rest of your rows. This has been a season of change in the vegetable garden. The earlier warm season crops such as tomatoes are maturing well. The real heat lovers like okra, summer peas and sweet potatoes are getting going. When choosing vegetables look for those recommended for northeast Florida, with all its attendant insects and diseases, in table 4 of The Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (http://edis. ifas.u” .edu/pd les/vh/vh02100. pdf).GardeningSpring into summerBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS April was a wonderful month for watching migrating birds. I had the pleasure of hosting a small ” ock of rose-breasted grosbeaks on their way north to breed. The males are more striking than the females, with black and white plumage and the rosy breast after which they are named. The females resemble female red-winged blackbirds, but with the typical heavy bills of seed-eaters. I caught a tantalizing glimpse of just one glorious, male indigo bunting, his iridescent plumage glinting in the sun. Give your regular backyard birds clean water, food and shelter and they can be an endless source of pleasure. Mornings are the ideal time to see honey bees, as well as our native bees, ” oating lightly from ” ower to ” ower. Although many of those ” owers are the wild spiderwort, I am perfectly content with them, but there is a school of thought that brands them weedsŽ rather than native perennials.Ž The other successful native in my yard is Salvia coccinea, a half-hardy perennial which readily volunteers. Both these plants seeds are relished by house “ nches, which are comical to watch as they perch precariously on slender stems, sometimes sliding right o as the stems tilt earthwards under their weight. May was Garden for Wildlife Month,Ž but theres no time like the present. (www.nwf.org/ Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/ Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx) Encore cont from pg. 11lose another wonderful organization! It will be sorely missed. On a more positive note! If you havent already attended a performance by the Ritz Chamber Players, there is still one concert left in the current season. On Wednesday, June 16 their FinaleŽ concert will be presented at Jacoby Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Entitled Of Music, Love and Poetry,Ž it promises inspiration for us all. Fortunately this FinaleŽ is not the end.Ž Plans are in the making for summer presentations as well as the upcoming concerts for 2012 -2013. Guided as usual by Executive and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson, an exciting year is promised. For additional information you can call the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts Box O ce at 354 … 5547 or pull up the website at www.ritzchamberplayers.org.Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.~Bill Cosby Advertise inMandarin NewsLine It’s good for business!886-4919

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church GOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD Give Your Loved Ones Golden Care river garden hebrew homeAvailable 7 days a week Half days available 2002-2004 2004-2006 2006-2008 2008-2010 2010-2012 CALL TODAY! (904)288-7851 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258ADULTDAY@RIVERGARDEN.ORG | RIVERGARDEN.ORG 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 Marion’s of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 O ld S t. A ugustine R oad(next to H ala C af)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Get a new look for Summer! Wig BoutiquePeggy Hawkins, Owner Summer Special -All in stock wigs 20% off. Tiny TreasuresWe buy, sell, trade and consign women and childrens clothing and childrens equipment10111-09 S an Jose Blvd. Jax, FL 32257 N ext to Tropical S moothie 904-262-9712www.tinytreasuresresaleboutique.comWomen and Childrens Upscale/Resale Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University will be o ered at Mandarin United Methodist Church during the summer on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This 10-week life-changing program will teach you how to make sound “ nancial decisions, eliminate debt, and build wealth. Come to the free class preview on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center room 837 to see what the class is all about. The class begins June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Childcare is available and a snack supper is served from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (adults/teens $4; children 12 and under $3; two and under free). Call the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information.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. An upcoming java is scheduled for 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. 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. Picture this: As the sun rises over the river, its warm rays “ lter through the oak canopy to the picnic blanket youve lovingly spread. Dad sprawls on one end, hoping for a few more minutes of sleep, and the children clamber over him, assuming its time to play. You set out breakfast bread and fruit then the family bows to thank Jesus for the morning, the food and each other. *click* The photographer forever captures a morning full of memories. No forced smiles. No cheesy poses. Real life makes for great family photos.Purposeful ParentingPicture thisBy Allie OlsenI remember when Ben was a baby„“ rstborns often suffer needlessly as we learn the ropes of parenthood„I dolled him up and dragged him to a studioŽ for pictures every few months. Bright lights, cheesy backdrops and scary teddybears dominate those pictures. Thirteen years and “ ve children later, weve changed tactics for family photos and have great photographs and great memories as a result! The sunrise breakfast above was our last family shoot with a professional, but we love to capture memories with our own camera as well, so whether its time for you to update your family photo frames or just get some classic candids, I have some tips to help you get some great shots: Feed them well: Breakfast at sunrise was a stretch. I prepared everything the night before so all we had to do in the morning was get dressed, grab the picnic basket and leave. It was worth it! Enjoying breakfast allowed our photographer to pull one child aside at a time while the others were happily munching and also capture real lifeŽ as little hands reached for favorite (non-staining!) foods. Get at eye level: If youre taking shots of your own family, think outside the box. Get down low and “ ll your frame with your favorite little subject. Or you may climb up on a bench and look down... you get the picture! (pun intended) Bring some props: Bring props„and I dont mean a footballƒunless your son happens to love football. The point is, make sure youre re” ecting the things your child loves! This is a fun way to document their changing tastes. Lauren loves to bake, so we took her favorite cupcake cookbook and a giant cupcake piggy bank. The boys brought their wooden swords and we captured swordplay. En Garde! Dont stress: Have fun! Consider bringing a few surprises like bubbles or silly string in case things start to For most of us, the summer months are a time to relax, catch up on our reading, spend time outdoors and just take a break from some of our dayto-day activities. However, for the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville this is the season for newcomers.Ž While many families move to this area all year long, we “ nd most arrive during the summer months. To acquaint new people with our area, we are planning a couple of casual gatherings Shalom Jacksonville summertime welcome By Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Coordinator, Shalom Jacksonvillefor newcomers and anyone else interested in making Jewish connections and learning more about the general community. Our “ rst event will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Yvonne Cohen, 1194 Cunningham Creek Drive (Julington Creek area). This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone new to the Jewish community to make connections with their neighbors and “ nd out the latest happenings around town. Cool summer salads and fruits will be served. Please RSVP to Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Other socials in di erent areas of the community are planned for July, August and September. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and is sponsored by Florida Blue.get tense. And take your time. Think of it as a family playdate! And look for a photographer who has the same mentality. Have some fun being a family and enjoy a picture perfect day.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Stellar pitching by Alexa Antar and most valuable player Emily Cononie kept the girls in every game all season long. Timely hitting by a core of seventh Softball team brings home championship trophyBy Contributing Writer Bryan Monroe, Seventh and Eighth Grade History Teacher and Coach2012 St. Joseph girls softball teamThe Jaguars will play three of their rst ve games at home for the third consecutive season. The Jaguars own an 83-53 home mark in 17 seasons. Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsHome eld advantage graders fueled the o ense. Isabella Horning, Taryn Ashton, Madison Lloyd, Julianna James and Madeleine Martens led the attack. The school is very proud of our girls. They played with poise and con“ dence while displaying Christian values in every outing. Some would say Jacksonvilles newest rowing program made quite a splash taking home the gold at recent city and state competitions, but others would say Evans Rowing Club (ERC) is more like a tsunami. The club placed “ rst at the Florida Rowing Scholastic Association (FRSA) State Sweep Championship in Sarasota the weekend of May 12 with their Mens Varsity 4. Also with outstanding “ nishes and joining the varsity boat at the regional competitions, are Evans Junior Mens 8 (“ fth) and Junior Womens 8 (sixth). The Freshman Mens 4 (12th) also did very well. At the FRSA State Sculling Championship on April 15, ERC again took gold with their Mens Varsity Double. At Jacksonvilles own city championship on April 21, Evans made a great showing taking seven gold medals. Motorists crossing the Julington Creek Bridge have been treated to the site of the team training for these competitions since early fall. The rowers, moving swiftly through the creek and into the St. Johns, were not a sight seen previously in the area. With a newly constructed boathouse and facility, the team has gained recognition and grown steadily over the past year. Middle and high school students from around the area have caught the crew craze. Coach Ronnie Evans, Novice 8 on Julington Creek.Local rowing club wins gold at stateBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harringtonwho was the head crew coach at Florida State University previously, as well as a former United States National rowing champion himself, is very pleased with his teams performance and is looking forward to the regional competition. Evans Rowing Club hosted their very own scrimmage back in February right here on Julington Creek. This is a great bunch of kids that have really developed a passion for rowing, Evans said. They are working well as a team and have the potential for a great future in rowing. We couldnt hope for more in our “ rst year.Ž Evans Rowing Club offers competitive high school rowing teams on two levels, novice (beginners) and varsity. ERC is competing throughout Florida, as well as at select outof-state competitions and has already made some impressive “ nishes earlier in the season. In October, at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia, ERC had a second place “ nish out of 47 teams. Rowing or crew, a sport commonly found in private or prep schools, but not public schools, is growing in popularity. Executive Director Cory Evans, started ERC to bring rowing to a new audience, southern Duval County, as well as northern St. Johns. It was part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area that previously had little exposure to the sport. There are so many bene“ ts that kids gain from participating in rowing. They learn how to manage their time, build con“ dence, get in shape, and develop leadership and team building skills,Ž she said. Also, rowers are among the best conditioned athletes in the world and tend to be more successful in school, make the honor roll, and earn college scholarships.Ž Mandarin NewsLine’sElection 2012Section coming in our July 2012 issue!Calling all Candidates!To Advertise: LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Enjoy the experience of boating without the: Join The Club! JOIN THE CLUB CALL 904.425.1107 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 World Go lfV il G IN GOD WE TRUST Free sod replacement estimates and landscape estimates! The Mandarin High Mustangs have had a spectacular year in the athletics department, with each sports team playing hard and exceeding their season goals. From cross country and swimming to track and ” ag football, Mandarin sports across the board have each had successful seasons and made memories that will last throughout the years. The lacrosse team, undefeated against Duval County teams, “ nished as District runner up for the “ rst time in program history after a tough loss against Bolles back in April. Even though the Mustangs lost nine starters, including Kyle Batdorf, Nick Staab and Wyatt Dewitt, they were able to come out strong and improved their record from last years seven wins and nine losses to a winning record of 11 wins and seven losses. The Mustangs also put up some impressive stats which prove their dedication and hard work has paid o This year, the boys had 170 goals and 85 assists compared to last years 123 goals and 68 assists and they also improved their number of ground balls. When asked how this season compared to last, Coach Janine Brand responded, This season the players not only met my expectations, but exceeded them and I expect next season to be as good as this season.Ž Juniors Blake Weil and Bryce Mullins have stepped up to “ ll the positions of the graduated seniors and contributed to the successful season. And among the seniors this year that lead the team, captains Dalton Gro Henry Alonso, Adrian Silvia and Aiden Lavelle have Clump, clack, clump, clack! That was the sound heard on the walkways and basketball court of St. Joseph Catholic School the other day. After reading the book, Ramona and Her Father, the third grade students learned how to make tin can stilts. Just like Howie in the book, the children, with the help of their parents, made the tin can stilts and brought them to school. Many were decorated, but most were in their original Tin can stilts invade schoolBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolform. Most children used co ee cans but some used paint cans. It didnt really matter what they were made of, as long as they made plenty of noise. The children were also thrilled to be as tall or almost as tall as their teachers while wearing the stilts. In the story, Mrs. Swink told Ramona how when she was younger the children called out PiefaceŽ to each other. So, of course, the third graders did the same thing. Dont you wish you could have joined in the fun?MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentbeen the core of the team and emphasized the teamwork and e ort that contributes to a winning season. The team hopes to continue their success and looks forward to next year with a district championship being just one of their goals. The ” ag football team “ nished the season with a run into the playo s, losing a well fought game in overtime 12-13 to Baldwin High School. They won both the district and conference championships and continued on to face o against Boone High School in Orlando. The team traveled with the softball team who played their regional “ nals at Boone as well. Both of the teams came home with a victory. Flag football won 13-6 with touchdowns scored by Kelly Butler and Jazzy Martinez and softball came home with a trophy and an 11-4 win for the softball team. The ” ag football team is led by Head Coach Steve Joyner who put a lot of e ort in to prepare them for their full schedule playing regional semi“ nals on Tuesday and traveling to Tallahassee to play regional “ nals on Friday. The Mustangs have made two deep runs in the playo s in the past three years and hope to continue the tradition to work towards states. The softball team will continue their run into the playo s as they advance to the State Final Four held in Clermont. They play on May 13 against Durant High School and if they win will advance to the State Championship on May 14.[Editors Note: The Mandarin Mustangs lost to the Durant Cougars by a score of 7 … 2 in the Class 8A state semi“ nal.] Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg was the guest reader for Story Time at the South Mandarin Regional Branch on April 9. He thrilled the children with Born to ReadŽ and Read It, Dont Eat It.Ž He said he had a great time and hopes to return soon!Councilman Schellenberg visits South Mandarin Library Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Rondene Grinam: MHS Happenings writerRondene Grinam will be graduating from Mandarin High, where she was a student of the AICE program. She was active in the National Honor Society, Interact Club (historian), French Club (vice president), the Jacksonville Chapter of the Joe Berg Society, newspaper and an assistant editor for the Mandarin High School Yearbook, Exemplar. While working for the newspaper my sophomore year, Grinam became skilled in copy editing, formatting and was the “ rst to interview new Principal Richardson as well as the “ rst to write a piece on the death of MHS football player, Jarrell Stewart. Last summer, Grinam was chosen to represent Florida as a National Youth Correspondent for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference in Washington, D.C. where she met Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Jessica Yellin and Jonathan Martin of NBC, Nicole Quiroga of Telemundo and Chris Cilliza of the Washington Post. It was an incredible experience, and it furthered her passion for becoming the best journalist she can be! In the fall, Grinam will be attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. She will enroll in the Honors College, where she plans to study abroad and major in communications and global a airs. Danielle Wirsansky:Youth Arts Update writerDanielle Wirsansky has won multiple awards including the Best Buy Scholarship and placed in the Americanism Essay Contest hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association. She also won the Voice of Democracy essay contest hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and competed all the way up to the state level. Additionally, Wirsansky was JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY Is Making ki n g YOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing is making a splash with everything your family could want including two large pools, splash park, water slide, two elaborate amenity centers, parks, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools and stunning model homes from eight excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COM Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. 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We hope that they have learned and expanded their writing talents as a result of their association with Mandarin NewsLine and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!Megan Crawford: Youth Scene writerMegan Crawford has been home schooled since kindergarten and has been dual-enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) for two years. She plans on staying at FSCJ for at least one more semester and then transferring to another university as either an English or athletic training major with a minor in creative writing. Crawford is also considering earning her MFA in Creative Writing online after receiving her bachelors degree. She has received straight AsŽ throughout all of her years of schooling and took all Honors classes in high school. Crawford is very passionate about writing and wants to publish her poetry, short stories, memoirs, fables, and more for people everywhere to read. This year, Crawford won a regional Silver Key award and two honorable mentions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for poetry collections that she entered. Crawford also has a strong passion for dance and was recently invited to be a provisional member for Dance Works (the FSCJ dance company.) Her other activities of interest include playing the violin since she was six years old, two years of choir, eight years of art classes, sewing and karate, for which she earned her “ rst degree black belt. Wishing this talented trio all the best!Mandarin NewsLines senior high school writers graduateBy Martie Thompsonnamed Scout of the Year for the state of Florida by the VFW and is the “ rst girl scout to ever win for the state of Florida because of her girl scout gold award project, where she interviewed WWII veterans and made a documentary chronicling their experiences. Wirsansky was the president of her schools chapter of Amnesty International for multiple years, was a member of Reading Club, National Honor Society, Y.A.R.N. Club, the Joe Berg Seminar Society, the sta of the literary magazine Elan and opinions editor for the school newspaper, The Improvisor. Wirsansky plans to be a playwright and in this pursuit has won a Superior at the District Thespian Festival two years in a row for play writing, as well as Critics Choice this last year. One of her plays will be performed May 23 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Wirsansky will attend Florida State University in the fall, where she will major in theatre and English (creative writing). Best wishes from all of us at Mandarin NewsLine to these graduating seniors!Editors Note: As we say goodbye to this years senior writers, we now have a few student writer positions available for underclassmen. 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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 Your Voice, Your Vote Page 6 School District Journal Page 9 Arts Update Page 10 MHS Happenings Page 11 Butter y garden Page 12 Technology conferencePage 13 Porridgegate Page 15 Summer Camp and Activities Guide! Page 18 Coast Guard Update Page 19 Job Finder Gardening Page 20 Faith News Page 21 Softball team wins! Page 22 MHS Sports Roundup Page 23 Farewell and Good Luck, Senior Writers 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 9 June 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISIT US ONLINELOCATED IN JULINGTON CREEK ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 Now scheduling Summer appointments! When most folks venture to DeLeon Springs, its for the healing waters. When the travel group of the Mandarin Womens Club visited there on April 4, it was for the healing pancakes. The day started with the ladies caravan of SUVs headed south on Interstate 95, over owing with friendly conversation, laughter and various devices and resources for navigation. No one gets lost with this group of adventurers. The state park associated with the springs is a unique combination of natural resources and scenery, a 6000 year old treasure trove of the Mayaca Indian tribe assumed to be the The Timucuan Federation Native Sons and Daughters chapter hosted the seventh annual Alexs Lemonade Stand at various Publix Supermarkets throughout Jacksonville. The Native Sons and Daughters (formerly known as Indian Guides/ Indian Princess) manned nearly 20 di erent stores around the area. Native Sons and Daughters is designed to foster one-onone, father-child interaction Mandarins Relay for Life 2012 was once again a huge success! Kids 4 A Cure came in as the leading fundraising team, raising over $7000. This team, made up of kids ages eight through 18 has raised well over $50,000 since they started this team back in 2005. These kids are striving to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Although Mandarins Relay ended early due to severe weather, the Relay pulled in over Native Sons and Daughters host Alexs Lemonade StandBy Contributing Writer Brian QuirkRelay 2012 successful despite rainy endingBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harrington$10,000 on Saturday, April 21 as over 30 teams set up camp sites with fundraisers ranging from bouncy houses to jousting, chance drawings to spin to wins and tons of food. Relay for Life is an 18-hour event representing cancer never sleeps and all money raised bene ts the American Cancer Society. Mandarins Relay always rallies the community together. It shows us that we all have to work together to help nd a within a group setting based on a Native American theme. Founded in 2000, Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation raises funds as well as public awareness to research childhood cancer research and treatments. The Lemonade for Life fundraiser rst began when a local Jacksonville family, whose daughter battled cancer, decided to raise funds and awareness for the disease. Lina Rak was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma, an often deadly pediatric cancer, over 10 years ago. Though the Rak family has since moved out of the area, the Native Sons and Daughters continue their mission. More than 200 of our children, ages ve through 12, volunteered to assist in this years event. This years contribution raises our programs total donation to Alexs Lemonade to over $60,000. We want to congratulate all of our volunteers and thank our sponsors, Publix Supermarkets and Pepsi. The Timucuan Federation Native Sons and Daughters family designation is derived from the name of one of the principal tribes of the northeast Florida area, the Timucua, Timagoa, Tornoco or Atimuca, whose territory was from about St. Augustine and on to the middle St John River area. The history of the Timucuan tribes begins with the landing of Ponce de Leon near the site of the present St. Augustine in 1513. Children who participate in the present day Native Sons and Daughters not only learn about Native American history and traditions with their fathers, but they also participate in many fun activities such as camp outs and community service events such as Native Sons & Daughters cont on pg. 11Mandarin Womens Club visits DeLeon SpringsBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Rossearliest residents and outdoor entertainment for hikers, swimmers, boaters, shermen and picnickers. In the center of it all is the tranquil spring boil that brought the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in search of the Fountain of Youth, giving the area its name. No one in the travel group ventured into the water to test its rejuvenating claim to fame. Arrival time coincided with their reservations at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant. Seated around two large tables with hot griddles built into the centers, everyone went to work building breakfasts t for long-distance travelers. Eggs, pancake mix in pitchers, various toppings to enhance the pancakes and hearty side dishes were provided by the establishment. All creative cooking talents were up to the individuals. What an experience! No boarding house dining room could ever com-Relay for Life cont. on pg. 7Mandarin Womens Club cont. on pg. 8 Mandarin NewsLinesElection 2012Section coming in our July 2012 issue!To Advertise: LG@RTPublishinginc.com

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A free book exchange for adults and children will be held at the Olde Mandarin Corner Market on June 3 and June 17 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. The Olde Mandarin Corner Market is sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club and is held at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads. Admission and parking are free as well. Bring a book, take a book, or two or three... The Mandarin Senior Center is looking for card players! Players are needed for Single Pinochle on Wednesday and Friday, Double Pinochle on Tuesdays, Canasta on Monday and Wednesday and Bridge on Thursday. (All start at 1:00 p.m.) All players must be over the age of 60 and there is no fee to join! The Center is located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin. Please call 262-7309 for more information. The June General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Group 2 on setups of sewing rooms and important tools of quilters. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites. com/ /allstarquiltguild. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. 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. 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 Olde Mandarin Corner Market (OMCM) will continue in June with dates scheduled for Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 17. Hours will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. both days. Sponsored by the Mandarin Community Club, the OMCM is held at the corner of Mandarin and Brady Roads and features varying items including local produce, specialty foods, arts and crafts and plants. There is no admission fee and ample free parking is available. For more information, please visit Whats New cont on pg. 6 Copies of online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine June 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Please welcome Matt Bodie, new attorney with our firm! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows RoadLaw Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A.Sunbeam Road Christopher M. Thompson, CFP, CRPC Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC1000 Sawgrass Village Dr. Suite 103 Ponte Vedra, FL. 32082 Tel: 904-273-7908 Toll Free: 800-542-2370 Cell: 904-708-3817 Fax: 904-285-0249 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.com home.wellsfargoadvisors.com/christopher.thompson Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. One year ago, both the mayor and I were elected to begin our four-year terms. Someone please tell the mayor the campaign is over and its time to govern! Mayor Brown is now in the middle of a second reorganization of his administration before the rst one is even completed. There are still 12 un lled positions in the mayors rst reorganized administration and this is a full year into his four-year team. When is the mayor going to start governing? A good example of the mayors failure to govern is his incompetent handling of the new courthouse furniture. The new courthouse is scheduled to open at the end of May. But it will not have furniture for the hearing rooms and will not be able to operate. This empty building will cost the taxpayers an unnecessary and avoidable expense. Why? The mayor waited until a few weeks ago to say the city should use refurbished furniture. Where was the administration six, ve, even two months ago? I have been in the furniture restoration business for 21 years and can tell you, it takes more than a month or two to repair, refurnish and or possibly re nish hundreds of the pieces of worn and used furniture. While the mayor claimed he could get savings of $750,000 by using refurbished furniture, the arrival of this furniture would be too late for the scheduled opening of the courthouse. Thus, these savings would turn into unnecessary costs. That is not e ective or scally responsible government. Rainfall levels are well below normal and some water bodies are at or near record lows in northeast and central Florida, prompting the St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board to urge businesses and the public to actively conserve water. The District is continually monitoring water levels for any signs of supply problems and ecosystem impacts. Without increased rainfall and enhanced water conservation, those impacts could begin to be widely experienced, which could prompt the District to take additional water conservation steps. Rainfall in the 18-county District is 12 inches below normal for the last 12 months. The lack of rainfall has been especially signi cant in the northern portion of the District where Duval County is 15 to 25 inches below normal in rainfall for the past 12 months. The Gainesville area is approximately 25 inches below normal in rainfall in the past 12 months. The lack of rainfall has resulted in very low groundwater levels throughout the District and record lows have been recorded in some areas during the last month. Surface water levels continue to decline and some water bodies, such as Lake Weir in Marion County, have reached record lows. Our communities are in-Dear Editor, You should rename your Political Commentary Cheap Shot of the Week. The writer slips in cheap shots at what he calls liberals with absolutely no substantiation. Then rambles on in such a way that you need a owchart to follow his unconnected thoughts. Ive worked in IT for 40 consecutive years, have been a good citizen in New York and Florida, including 25 years as a foster parent. I willingly stand behind what everyone falsely considers the moral high ground of my own. By the way, you say everyone please name names. I am a Democrat and, in some areas, liberal. Unlike your writer, I do not put people into classes based on gross assumptions and stereotypes. Maybe he should stoWp his class warfare. My countrys problems will be solved by the problem solvers, not the ideologues. Thank you, Gary TomenySpeaking of scal responsibility, Mayor Browns newest proposed agency, the Downtown Investment Authority, will give nine unelected members carte blanche to spend money without city council approval. I am completely against this abrogation of city council authority and scal responsibility. This investment should not mean the unauthorized spending of your taxpayer dollars. The mayor is also using taxpayer money to pay $128,000 plus bene ts to his new photography sta The mayor already had the use of one sta photographer, which has been the practice for many years, but decided to hire an additional photographer and videographer. How can he justify spending the taxpayers money for these unnecessary services? Maybe his campaign account should pay for his photography sta as hes clearly still campaigning. And why are there two extra sta members to record him, when 12 administration positions remain open? The mayor is not governing. He wants savings but has no follow through, he proposes spending without authorization and key administrative positions remain un lled, while his photography sta grows. All the while, the pension issue, which is the dark cloud looming over our heads, is not being addressed. Please contact the mayors o ce and ask for action on the pension costs and escalating expenses. Jacksonville needs real governing for real issues! Please feel free to contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388.Letter to the Editor Water conservation needed during droughtBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtcreasingly sensitive to the need to conserve water, said District Executive Director Hans Tanzler. Now is the time for all of us to do everything we can to conserve. Current watering restrictions limit outdoor irrigation to no more than two designated days per week and not between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Jacksonville Public Libraries presents... 7th annual Teen Battle of the BandsSaturday, June 23 Show starts at 1 p.m. Main Library 303 Laura St. N. Multi-purpose RoomBand sign-up is May 1 31Sign-up is for ages 12-18. All ages welcome to attend. All genres of music! Awesome prizes!Call 630.0673 for more informationSpecial thanks to J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

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With the reputation of leadership, our o ce is pleased to be the rst to use the new software in the State of Florida. The DS200 combines security and voter con dence by increasing accuracy with a digital image scanner. To cast an o cial bal-The research shows what most of us already know: fathers lastingly and signi cantly impact their children. In honor of Fathers Day, Hubbard House wants to recognize some positive facts about fathers and encourage the role that dad can play in helping his posterity make healthy choices about respectful and non-violent behaviors. Fathers teach kindness. Studies show that a fathers involvement positively correlates with empathy development in a child and contributes to increased problem-solving behaviors and reduced sibling aggression and con ict. These critical skills honed during childhood create the foundation for compassionate and thoughtful adults who make positive choices about relationships and boundaries. Fathers and father- gures have the opportunity to model restraint and respect during the formative years of child development, and studies show that how a father treats the mother of his child whether they are together or not relates to how a young girl or boy will think relationships should be. Fathers understand children. Contrary to what is often portrayed in movies and television, fathers are not innately out of tune with the needs of their children. In fact, research shows that fathers and mothers are equally able to interpret their childs behavioral cues and distinguish between physical and emotional needs at the earliest stages of life. A fathers a ectionate and consistent involvement helps set age-appropriate limits and reinforces personal growth well into the academic years. One study showed that children who rated their fathers as being highly accepting were themselves rated Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval Countylot, the voter rst simply inserts their marked paper ballot in the DS200 and follows the easy-toread instructions displayed on the 12-inch LCD touch screen. The DS200 scans the entire ballot and adds the votes to the systems tally. The DS200 provides instructions for resolving any ballot issues, vastly improving voter oversight and accountability, increasing voter awareness. Voting trends continue to indicate a rise in voting early and voting by mail. Due to these voting trends, Election Day turnout has continued to curb. Therefore, City Council recently approved a plan by our o ce to reduce the number of voting precincts to 198 beginning in this Primary Election on August 14. These changes save an average of $125,000 per election. With the budgetary reduction, City Council approved to change all precincts numbering from alpha/numeric to just numeric. All voters in Duval County will receive updated voter information cards notifying them of the changes beginning this month, so check your mailboxes. Our o ce strives to inform and educate all Duval County voters of the electoral process. For more information about early voting, precinct changes or to request a vote by mail ballot, please visit our website at www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. Here are some important dates to remember for the upcoming Primary Election: July 16Last day to register to vote and change party a liation August 4 August 11 Early Voting for the Primary Election August 7 Sample ballots scheduled to be mailed August 8 Last day to request a Vote by Mail ballot to be mailed August 14 Primary Election (Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure we conduct fair, accurate and accessible elections in 2012 with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. I am con dent that this upcoming Primary Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process. Our o ce strives to provide top notch customer service to all residents of Duval County every day. Fathers help foster healthy relationshipsBy Contributing Writer Erin Ostrowsky, Hubbard House Internhigher in areas of social competence and positive conduct by their teachers. Parental approval of a childs actions produces con dence and happiness that can lead to more productive and bene cial life choices. Fathers encourage friendship. Appropriate physical play between a father and child positively impacts a childs social status, according to experts who explain that most peer-topeer socialization is established through physical play. Self-control and restraint were other key ndings among children whose fathers played with them. Hubbard House wants to wish all fathers and father gures a Happy Fathers Day and gratefully acknowledge your contribution to fostering respectful and non-violent relationship practices. About Hubbard House: Founded as the rst domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certi- ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 5001119. Hubbard House can help.

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine June 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com www.oldemandarincornermarket.com. The Italian American Club wishes to thank all their friends for coming to visit us at World of Nations. We will be holding our rst annual Craft Festival on June 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. We will have over 30 vendors and in addition we will be serving all your favorite Festa food, cannoli, tiramisu and cheesecakes, along with our souvenirs. This will be a very exciting day so please mark your calendars and be sure to come see us. 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.School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.8486www.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, P.L. 904-551-3026Catering Available SAT UN-7 am to 2 pmBreakfast all day!Bayard Monday & Tuesday SpecialFree dessert Expires 6/30/12 Als HoneyDo Handyman One Call Does It All www.1honeydohandyman.com 904-651-4499 Congratulations to the senior graduating classes of 2012! Mandarin High will hold its graduation on June 4, 2012 at the Jacksonville Veterans Arena, where 550 students will receive their high school diplomas. Congratulations Mandarin High School class of 2012. We wish you many great successes as you go to the next level of adult life. The global world awaits you! Lest we forget. The Timothy J. Seamans Memorial Foundation, more aptly described as Florida Fallen Heroes, aims to create, establish and help maintain the Fallen Soldier Monument at each hometown high school of Florida graduates who defended the United States in the war against terrorism. This past month, two Duval County public high schools commemorated their fallen heroes. Parents, teachers and students gathered together at Mandarin and Englewood High Schools to unveil special monuments to honor their fallen soldiers. The monuments were built to permanently recognize past and future military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Organizers stated that they hope the monuments encourage every student to never forget those fellow alumni who served their country. Dave Seamans of Floridas Fallen Heroes stated that it lets their fellow classmates know that, while these young men and women have left their school, they walked the same hallways and they paid the ultimate sacri ce for their free education. The monuments at Mandarin and Englewood high schools are the fth in a series of monuments designed through Floridas Fallen Heroes. The goal is to one day have a monument placed in every high school in Jacksonville. The search for Duval Countys next superintendent continues, with ongoing input from the public, school personnel and community leaders throughout the district. As May came to an end, a new awless search process, transparent to all, entered its next stage as the wide net is being cast across the state and nation to nd the transformational superintendent who will help lead the district to the next level, leaving no child behind. Important Dates: June 11: School Board Meeting: 6:00 p.m., Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Drive June 7: Last day of school for students June 8: Schools closed June 11-12: Teacher planning days Thought for the Month: The real leader has no need to leadhe is content to point the way. ~Henry MillerSugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Our purpose is to promote creativity and experimentation in cake decorating, sugar art, chocolate, pastries, candies and just about anything edible that can be done decoratively. We welcome anyone interested in meeting other sugar enthusiasts and swapping ideas and techniques to visit www. sagn .blogspot.com for meeting dates. The River City Womens Club will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on June 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn located at 3130 Hartley Road. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. Please call 262-8719 for information or reservation. 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. The next meeting for the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Golden Corral, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard 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 Florida State Senator Steve Wise who will give a presentation on the legislative action currently underway in Tallahassee and future pending action. This period will have a question and answer period which will be a very informative to all that attend. 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 Mandarin Womens Club will be in recess June, July and August. Their kick o program Bingo will be held on September 27 beginning Whats New cont from pg. 3 Whats New cont on pg. 7 The Jaguars will face Super Bowl runner-up New England on Sunday, December 23. It marks the 13th time in franchise history the club will play a participant from the previous Super Bowl in the regular season. The Jaguars have faced six Super Bowl defending champions including the Steelers in 2006.Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsSuper Bowl participants

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 cure for cancer. Mandarin was fortunate to have the Navy Band and Mandarin Highs ROTC open the event, along with Dr. Donna Richardson, the principal of Mandarin High School, lead the survivor lap. This was a real treat, since Dr. Richardson is a cancer survivor herself and has teachers on her campus EXCELLENCE IN ELDER CARE PROGRAMS AND SERVICESCALL TODAY! (904)260-1818 11401 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD. | JACKSONVILLE, FL 32258WWW.RIVERGARDEN.ORGProviding personalized medical and skilled nursing care in a gracious residential settingAHCA 5 STAR RATED COMMUNITY for excellence in long-term careGOVERNORSGOLD SEAL AWARD5 time recipient 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 Many know The Wall Street Journal as a bastion of corporate life and the reporting of same. What many dont know is the Journal, now the daily newspaper with the highest paid circulation in the country, has expanding reporting beyond the corporate boardroom. In the April 21, 2012 edition of the Journal, a major section front piece, Rethinking The War On Drugs examines how the current war on drugs simply isnt working and there may be simple solutions right in front of us which satisfy everyone from law and order advocates to those who say drugs should be legalized. Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins and Angela Hawken are the authors of this radical piece and they start with looking at the failed war on alcohol. Prohibition didnt work was, in fact, a spectacular failure and, as good as many Alcoholics Anonymous programs are, they are not the ultimate answer either. The trio cites some less extreme methods already in use for e ectively treating drunk drivers, one which is already showing great success and one proposed program. The federal tax on alcohol has never risen with in ation; today it is e ectively down to about a fth of its Korean War level in constant-dollar terms. For those who didnt pay attention in history class, the Korean Remember When?Photo provided by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Watch this space each month for more memories!Spotting TowerDid you know that during WWII Mandarin citizens took turns looking for enemy airplanes from a spotting tower located on Loretto Road? The person on duty scanned the sky in all directions for anything out of the ordinary and reported to the Port Authority which reported to the Navy. Visit the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society at 11964 Mandarin Rd. for more interesting facts about Mandarin. For more information, call 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net. at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. Reservations are needed. Club membership is open to all women no matter where you live in Jacksonville. Meet ladies and go antiquing, traveling or dining out. Also learn how to play bridge, Mah Jongg or Mexican Train. Live our club motto, Where Strangers Become Friends. For more information about this social club, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check out our new website: www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/Political commentaryNo one is winning the war on drugsBy J. Bruce RichardsonWar was fought from 1950 to 1953. The article cites Philip Cook of Duke University suggesting that tripling the tax from about a dime to about 30 cents a drink would prevent at least 1,000 homicides and 2,000 motor vehicle fatalities a year, all without any new monies going to criminals, putting anyone else in already expensive jails or having law enforcement mount expensive enforcement programs. For those against any new taxes of any type, this group generally approves of higher taxes on tobacco users, which have soared to unimaginable levels over the past two decades. Tripling the alcohol tax would be helping people self-regulate through economic not moral or legal pressure. The Philip Cook approach doesnt work across the board with intentional heavy drinkers, the ones many of us would label professional drunks. The article cites a district court judge in South Dakota who has developed a promising approach. Judge Larry Long created in 2005 what he calls 24/7 Sobriety. The program requires people who commit alcohol-related crimes (including, but not limited to drunk drivers) to show up twice a day, seven days a week, for Breathalyzer tests as a condition of staying out of jail. If they fail to appear or if the test shows they have been drinking, they go straight to jail for a day. So far, more than 99 percent of the time, they show up as ordered and are sober. They can choose to go to alcohol treatment or go to other programs, but they cannot choose to keep drinking. The South Dakota state attorney generals o ce says some 20,000 people in South Dakota have participated in 24/7 Sobriety and the program has made a huge dent in subsequent arrests for driving under the in uence. The article goes on to say that by distinguishing sharply between people who use alcohol abusively and the larger group of population who are non-users, 24/7 Sobriety moves past the simple concept of either banning a drug entirely or making it legal in unlimited quantities for adults. These are two examples one hypothetical and one in real life which have the ability to produce desired results without high costs to taxpayers or life-altering negative consequences to users, who at the same time are given a chance to change their behavior on their own, perhaps always the best choice. More in this space next month.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 Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Whats New cont from pg. 6 Advertise Now! 886-4919 who are battling or have battled this disease. Her sta was also represented at Relay with a team selling sno-cones. We are privileged that Mandarin High hosts this community event each year on their football eld. Its great to see local schools and business represented and come together at this event. Anytime Fitness gave away a years membership, Winn Dixie gave away water and Chick- l-A, Latitude 30 and Gilmons Cupcakes all helped support teams. As always, this was a great event for a great cause. It is not too soon to get involved in next years Relay for Life. For more information, please contact Erin Cole at erin. cole@cancer.org.Relay for Life cont. from pg. 1

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Eric King, Clay Eyes practice administrator stated, We believe that quality customer service is what sets Clay Eye apart. Every day we strive for ways to improve and exceed our patients expectations. Were honored that Angies List has recognized us for this award. Only a fraction of the businesses rated on Angies List can claim the sterling customer service record of being a Super Service Award winner because we set a high bar, said Angies List founder Angie Hicks. The fact that Clay Eye can claim Super Service Award status speaks volumes about its dedication to consumers. Angies List Super Service Award winners have met strict eligibility requirements including earning a minimum number Eye physicians group earns coveted Super Service Awardof reports, an exemplary rating from their customers and abiding by Angies List operational guidelines. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!NEFAR releases April real estate sales resultsreceived also rose 3.6 percent from a year ago, reaching 90.2 percent. The inventory of homes for sale plunged 29.5 percent since last year to reach 9,745. The continuing reduction in inventory equates to a current 6.4 months of supply on hand, which is considered the normal range. Properties are also selling a little more rapidly, with days on market dropping 6.3 percent from last year to reach 115 days. NEFAR President Dane Leslie says, There is no doubt that Northeast Floridas real estate market is moving in a positive direction. The glut of homes seen a couple of years ago is gone. Inventory is way down, increasing pending sales demonstrate marked demand and prices are rising. Mandarin Womens Club cont. from pg. 1pete with the clatter, the laugh-ter, the reaching, the talking with mouths full, the called cooking advice, the resultant disarray. Re ned ladies should not have this much fun! Leaving the clean up to the experienced waitsta an eco tour through the Lake Woodru National Wildlife Refuge aboard Captain Franks pontoon was the next scheduled event. The perfect weather made sunning irresistible for several alligators and native birds. Captain Frank entertained for almost an hour, pointing out species of native fauna and blooming ora. No one was in a hurry to disembark and head back to civilization. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club, giving all women of the area the opportunity for meeting new friends, visiting with old friends, learning new things and sharing the enjoyment of northeast Florida. Some of the many activities include day trips, antiquing trips, as well as Bunco, bridge, Mahjongg and Mexican Train gatherings. For more information, please call Diane at 880-5354 or visit the clubs website, www.home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. Friends Warehouse SaleGet great books at a great price while supporting the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library! Mark your calendar for the next Friends Book Warehouse Sale June 1-3 and 9 University Park Branch LibraryFor more information, check out the Friends webpage http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/lib/friendsofjpl.html

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 We join our community in thanking our more than 4,000 members of the nursing staff at Baptist Health for providing extraordinary care and comfort to patients and families, day and night. These dedicated caregivers bring our mission to life as: champions of patient/family-centered care, partners with physicians and others in delivering quality healthcare, volunteers in the community, and leaders in their profession, improving education and standards. Thanks to their commitment, Baptist Health has been r ecognized for excellence in patient care by obtaining the American Nurses Credentialing Centers prestigious MagnetTM designation. No wonder the local community has named Baptist Health as having the areas Best Nurses for more than 20 years. As a community-focused healthcare system, we can think of no greater honor. Baptist Health nurses hold a special place in the heart of our community. Duane, Baptist Medical Center Jessica, Baptist Medical Center Beaches Dina, Baptist Medical Center Nassau Terri, Baptist Medical Center South Laurie, Wolfson Childrens Hospital Kathleen, Baptist Home Health Care Jacksonvilles Only Certified Master Pedicurist & Medical Nail Technician9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.com Need a quality pedicure, but concerned with the cleanliness of the tools & equipment? If so, come enjoy a sanitary & relaxing pedicure. Offering Geriatric & Diabetic Foot-careReggie Stephens Flying over Never Land, chanting with Indians, sword ghts and alligators that go tick tock tick tock: these are all familiar memories for those of us who grew up watching Peter Pan. And now its back! Peter Pan will grace the stage in Jacksonville from July 27 through August 5 at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, located on the South Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville, through the Summer Musical Theatre Experience. Were sticking with the classic 1954 musical rendition. said Essence Williams, a rising 10th grade student. Going on its seventh year, its past productions include Guys and Dolls (2006), Once Upon a Mattress (2007), Damn Yankees (2008), Disneys Beauty and the Beast (2009), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (2010) and Hair-Join us for First Fridays on the Patio beginning Friday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. and enjoy casual conversations and over our favorite wine and beer selections of the season paired with fresh foods certain to make your mouth water! First Fridays on the Patio is a new and exciting way for us to connect with our customers, said Specialty Team Leader Rick Eplawy. Well feature di erent beers and wines each month and pair them with foods that complement the avors in a way that will be easy and cost e ective for our customers to replicate at home. The June 1 event will The Northeast Florida Conservatory Community Orchestra demonstrated versatility and considerable musical talent in its debut concert on May 3 at Westminster Woods. Under the baton of Richard Dickson, president and executive director of the Conservatory, the orchestra played a variety of musical styles from classical to popular. Among the pieces included in the program were two clever compositions (Jazz Pizzicato and The Waltzing Cat) by renowned American composer, Leroy Anderson as well as Frescobaldis Toccata (the rst piece ever played by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra). The concert concluded with an exciting arrangement of an alltime favorite, Over the Rainbow, Community orchestra debutsfollowed by the introduction of orchestra members by section strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. It was noted that the orchestra has the distinction of having two domra players, which is highly unusual and probably unique to any orchestra in the area. The Community Orchestra, Community Concert Band and Jazz Band comprise the three ensemble groups currently sponsored by the Northeast Florida Conservatory, a community school of the arts located in Mandarin. Faculty members are Jacksonville Symphony members and/or college music professors. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Youth Arts UpdateIts almost time for the Summer Musical Theatre ExperienceBy Danielle Wirsanskyspray (2011). Students from all over the area will participate. Acting auditions included learning a dance combination and singing 16 bars of a Broadway song, but those with di erent interests were able to participate as well. The show will also have student technicians, tumbler and gymnasts and a student pit orchestra.Im not usually nervous for auditions, but this was scarier because everyone from everywhere auditioned, said Williams, who was cast as Mrs. Darling. What makes this revival of the classic production unique is that the students will actually be ying in the production. They took all of the people called for Peter (myself included) up to the grid in the theatre, about 55 feet up, said Christy Mull, rising 11th grader. This was to see how we dealt with heights. For information on ticket prices or show times, call 6462222 or visit their website at www.fscj.edu/mydegree/campuses/wilson-center/summermusical.php. For me, theatre like this is really important, said Veronica Du y, a rising ninth grader cast as a Lost Boy. I meet so many new people and we become a family. It also makes me really aware of our community as a whole.Beat the summer heat By Contributing Writer Adrienne M. Cartagena, Director, Marketing and Community Relations, Whole Foods Market Jacksonville Specialty Team Leader Rick Eplawy and Regional Specialty Buyer Kari Foley.feature selections from our Top 10 Wines of Summer, which are top-notch wines at easy to swallow prices. These wines are well suited for sipping at the beach or poolside, pairing with grilled foods and other summer favorites, said Regional Specialty Buyer Kari Foley. Were excited to share the value, quality and selection with our customers. First Fridays on the patio take place the rst Friday of every month at 6:00 p.m. beginning June 1 and concluding October 5. Each month will feature unique wine, beer and food selections as well as live music. The cost to attend is $10. WWW WWWVisit our website:

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine June 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Michaels Soldiers presents the2nd Annual All American Hoedown & AuctionBenetting the deployed Men & Women of our United States MilitarySt. Josephs Catholic Church Cody Enrichment Center Satuday, July 14, 2012 7 PM 10 PM Tickets $30 Adults 10 Children ages 4-12 To Purchase Tickets Call Kathy Signorile 599-7855 or Jim Signorile 307-9080 www.stmichaelssoldiers.org Great Food Live Music Entertainment Dancing Live & Silent Auction John Crowell (904) 538-9440 Youve Got Teen Drivers? Weve Got Discounts!Save up to 10% with the Good Student Discount (B average or Better) Additional savings for Accident Free, Teensmart Driver Training, Student Away at College. Best of all we oer Allstate Accident Forgiveness, even for your teen driver! Call now to see how much you could save!Insurance and discounts subject to availability and qualications. Accident forgiveness is a part of the optional Your Choice Auto program. Actual Savings will vary. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Jacksonville johncrowell@allstate.comDont forget to ask about Accident Forgiveness! Summer is right on the horizon, so as well as anticipating those long warm summer days, Mustangs should be tying up any loose ends at school. The last day of school is June 7 for underclassmen and May 22 for seniors. Seniors, you have begun your summer vacation and you have put high school education behind you! As exciting as that is, those who are graduating and hope to walk at graduation have a few things to take care of as soon as possible! Make sure to turn in all of your textbooks to Bookland as soon as you can, so that you will not have any textbook debts. In order to walk, you must have all of your book and ID debts cleared. Talk to The Jaguars will play 15 of their 20 games, including the preseason, on grass. The only games to be played on arti cial turf in the preseason will be at New Orleans and at Baltimore, and during the regular season at Buffalo, at Minnesota and at Indianapolis. Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsGrass vs. turf in 2012 MHS HappeningsThe time of our lives is nally here!By Rondene Grinam, MHS StudentMrs. Raley in the Media Center if youre not sure if you are eligible to walk. Also, make absolutely sure you have ordered your cap and gown, as well as any stoles you may be wearing for graduation. Cap and gown distribution begins on Friday, June 1. Remember to sign in at the main o ce prior to picking up your cap and gown. Graduation will take place on June 4, at 1:00 p.m. sharp, at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Every student is allotted 10 tickets and may pick the tickets up during cap and gown distribution. Underclassmen, make an e ort to clear all debts and to turn in all textbooks, as well, so that will be out of the way in the future. Make sure to stay on top of your grades, as there is no grade recovery o ered during the summer. Students should try their absolute best on nals and once nals are completed, everyone is free for the summer! This summer, Mustangs shouldnt waste any time! It is a good idea to start looking for summer jobs as soon as possible, as spots ll up quickly with competition from college students. Try applying to be a camp counselor and if working isnt your forte, it might not be too late to enroll to attend a camp. You may even spend your summer babysitting. Whatever you want to do, go out and do it and whatever you do, do not waste a second of your summertime. Dont Miss Our Special Election SectionAppearing in the July Issue of Mandarin NewsLine!To Advertise, contact Linda Gay 886-4919 LG@RTPublishinginc.com NOW OPEN IN JACKSONVILLE (904) 239-3671 | www.GulfCoastDerm.comOUR LOCATIONSPanama City | Panama City Beach | Santa Rosa Beach | Ft Walton Beach Navarre | Niceville | Marianna | Bonifay | Port St Joe | Tallahassee Sarasota | Jacksonville | Gulf Breeze | Dothan, ALBrooke Bair, DO Physician SpotlightJACKSONVILLE OFFICE12276 San Jose Blvd., Suite 722 Jacksonville, FL 32223 877.231.DERM (3376)

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 CHESTMOVES FAST.PAINSO SHOULD YOU.Its a fact. The rst hour of a heart attack is the most critical. The golden hour can make the difference between life and death. If you experience heart attack symptoms, move quickly. Call 911 or go immediately to Baptist Souths Certied Chest Pain Center in the Emergency Center. Growing to serve you better.Expanded Emergency Center at Baptist South. Our newly expanded Emergency Center has more than doubled in size. New Cardiac Cath Lab at Baptist South. Now offering diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, as well as diagnostic and interventional peripheral vascular catheterizations. Conveniently located at Old St. Augustine Road and I-95 904.322.7618www.themonalisadayspa.com 9315 San Jose Blvd.,Suite 1 Jacksonville,FL 32257 RELIEVE YOUR STRESS~ ~ 2 2 H H o o u u r r S S p p e e c c i i a a l l $ $ 4 4 9 9 Includes: Massage ~ Hydrotherapy ~ Steam Therapy ~ Tranquility Massages Facials Body Wraps Permanent Make-up Waxing Hydrotherapy Room Steam Therapy Personal Trainer Pilates Yoga Oh! Look! Over there! Two more Monarch butter ies! If you are on the playground at Little Britches Learning Center, you are likely to see a wide variety of birds and butter ies attracted to the childrens colorful ower garden. Children and adults alike enjoy the peaceful serenity that comes with watching nature in beautiful harmony. Recently, Vance Stallings, the center director, initiated a partnership with the Urban Gardening Program through the Duval County Extension O ce to o er additional enrichment programs to the children and families who proudly call Little Britches their school. Ms. Sheri, one of the lead Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten teachers at Little Britches, assisted in establishing a butter y garden where they are able to marvel at the transformation of caterpillars from eggs to adult butter ies emerging from their chrysalises. The children especially enjoyed digging in the dirt and planting their owers. In the Catholic Church, May has been the month to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus. The children in the third grade classes at St. Joseph Catholic School found a special way to do this: each child made his or her own personal rosary. The children used great imagination when making their rosary. There were small ones and large ones. Most were made with beads, created in all di erent colors Preschool enjoys new butter y gardenAmazingly, the small caterpillars survived the occasional handling by an ecstatic two year old as they found the small critter munching on milkweed! In addition, Mary Puckett, Urban Gardening Program assistant and Judy LeForte, Master Gardener, visited the school bringing a wealth of information, experience and gardening tips to share with the sta Immediate plans are underway to begin planting a summer garden. Harvest time in the fall will be lled with additional enrichment as the students take part in preparing crops for tasting. Summer Camp begins at Little Britches in just a few weeks with plans for an embryology experience under the direction of Andy Toelle, 4H Extension Agent III. The children will enjoy hands on in tending baby chicken eggs in incubators until the chicks hatch right before their eyes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mary honored during month of MayBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Schooland textures. The children took their rosaries to Mass with them. During the Mass one of the priests, Fr. Bernie, blessed the rosaries. Upon returning to school, the children were divided into smaller groups, along with a parent. Each parent listened to the children in their group recite the rosary. What a wonderful way to honor Mary! the Alexs Lemonade Stand. For more information about Alexs Lemonade Stand and how you can help out, please visit www.alexslemonade.org. If Native Sons & Daughters cont from pg. 1you are interested in getting additional information about our unique Native Sons and Daughters father/child program, please log onto www.timucuan.org. WWW WWWVisit our website: It is always sad to see an organization that has contributed so much to our community make the decision to discontinue its activities. On May 10, that is what happened to the North Florida Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters. It had all started in 1980, when under the guidance of the late Nancy Strecker, Maggie Reisler and more than 50 supporters from the Jacksonville area, the chapter received its charter and o cially began its inspiring projects supporting the arts and emerging young artists. The national organization was founded in 1944. It sponsors an annual competition Encore: A fond farewell!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityrotating through the areas of art, music, literature, drama and dance. The national competition o ers substantial cash awards and recognition. It is preceded by local chapter competitions where a winner is selected to attend and compete on the national level. Local cash awards are also made and the young artists have the opportunity to expose their talent to a broad eld of supporters and lovers of the arts. Although this is the prime focus of the organization, its monthly meetings also sponsor lectures and presentations and o er additional support to emerging young artists. And yes, a few of the North Florida chapter winners have gone on to be successful on a national level. They include a poet in 1983, a dancer in 1985 and an author in1988. The North Florida Chapter also hosted the national competition in 1995, 2002 and 2006, bringing outstanding talent and guests to our community from all over the country. All this has been going on for more than 30 years, but recently, like many volunteer organizations, it has become increasingly di cult to nd ways to attract younger members with the energy and enthusiasm to move forward. And so we Encore cont on pg. 19

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Yoga Den Studio First Class Free Celebrating our 10th year! 200 hr Teacher Training 3 week Summer Intensive begins July 9th9 weekend 2012/2013 begins August 25/26yoga-den.com www.yoga-den.com 268-8330 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from Walmart Yoga Basics Mind Body Power Yoga Yogalates Teacher Training Twenty-one Jewish day schools of di erent religious orientations came together in Jacksonville at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School for edJEWcon, a ground-breaking conference designed to demonstrate to teams of day school educators how to implement a 21stcentury approach to curriculum and instruction. The integration of technology and digital media into teaching and learning are essential tools to engage all learners. This innovative conference raised the bar and showed the way for participants to acquire new understandings and gain needed skills. The conference with just over 100 participants reached an audience on Twitter of over 100,000 in under 24 hours. Sponsored by the Avi Chai Foundation and the Schechter Day School Network, with guest keynote speakers Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Angela Maiers, this conference was like no other. A Twitter feed, #edjewcon, contained over JumpingFish, a nonpro t group that advocates for First Coast waterways through athletics, won a $1,000 grant from Community First Credit Unions Investing in You contest to fund its Up the River 12-Mile Swim for the St. Johns awareness initiative. The Up the River project is the rst of six winning community improvement ideas to receive $1,000 each in this summers contest. Our overall mission to preserve our waterways was a perfect t with Community Firsts public outreach for improvement ideas, said Jim Alabiso, founder of JumpingFish and the Up the River project. With the St. Johns River being our citys largest and most valuable natural resource, anything we do to help it improves our entire community in a big way. The upcoming Up the River awareness event is Jacksonvilles rst-ever long distance swim in the St. Johns River. Alabiso completed a 3.5 mile swim across the river last summer and now has a small team joining him for a 12 mile journey on June 9. The swim will launch from Walter Jones Park in Mandarin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at approximately 11:30 at the Riverside Arts Market. Community improvement contest funds 12-mile St. Johns River swim eventThe swimmers will be accompanied by kayakers, two crew boats and the St. Johns Riverkeeper boat, King sher, for safety reasons and to transmit realtime progress updates to supporters at the Riverside Arts Market. Up the River stood out as a project that can better this community for many generations to come, said John Hirabayashi, CEO of Community First Credit Union. Based on the caliber of ideas submitted so far, were looking forward to discovering and funding even more innovative community improvement concepts. Opportunities remain for ve more winners to be awarded grants through the Investing in You campaign. The initiative launched in April, inviting anyone with an idea to make the First Coast a better place to participate. Entries can be submitted through Community Firsts Facebook page. The credit union awards $1,000 every two weeks for 90 days, with the last winner being chosen July 13. Semi- nalists are chosen based on which ideas received the most likes, with a panel selecting the winners that will receive grant funding from Community First. Learn more about Up the River, vote on the next winner or contribute your own idea on the Community First Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/CommunityFirstCreditUnion or www. InvestingInYouContest.com. edJEWcon 5772.0 puts local school on the mapBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Conference attendees holding up their new iPads and technology tools.1000 tweets mentioning things learned, thanking MJGDS for this incredible conference and helping the schools and agencies in attendance and those following the conference via Twitter, network with one another. Jewish Day Schools of every denomination sent teams to participate in this unique learning opportunity, in addition to representation from many major Jewish educational agencies. The schedule consisted of three packed days of track sessions, choice sessions, keynote speakers, and time in the bloggers caf for re ection and sharing. Conference sessions were led by guest speakers and members of the MJGDS faculty, as well as a few MJGDS Middle School students. On the rst day, teams had time to learn about and set up the new tools they received at the conference: iPads, ip cameras and iPods. The Martin J. Gottlieb Day School has been a leader in 21st century learning skills for the past two years and now schools across the country are using MJGDS as a model to learn from. Thanks to the vision of Andrea Hernandez and Silvia Tolisano, MJGDS 21st century learning specialists and Head of School Dr. Jon Mitzmacher, edJEWcon was born and Jewish Day Schools across North America are bene ting from that vision. My mind is a twitter. Im all blogged out. And I cant spend any more time in the App store. Im uncomfortable, in brain pain and petri ed of what I dont know. And I couldnt be more excited or invigorated about it! taken from a blog entry of an edJEWcon attendee. Andrea Hernandez, one of the conferences organizers and presenters concluded, We often talk about 21st century learning in terms of the skills needed to be successful in this technological world. One of those important skills is collaboration. edJEWcon is collaboration at its best. Future plans include turning edJEWcon into a yearly professional development opportunity and sharing the learning at national educational conferences and beyond the day school milieu. 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

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Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson and Donald SutherlandGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Porridgegate 2012 performed at St. Joseph Catholic SchoolBy Contributing Writer Noah Harvie, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolspoof on Watergate and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Instead of les and documents being stolen, it was porridge! In Wychwood-Under-Ooze, Goldi Locks has been accused of stealing porridge from the three bears home. At the same time, a trio of pigs is complaining that their houses have been blown down. Sherlock McGarrett, the chief of police, is busy eating doughnuts. His trusty cohort, Danielle Hoover, is trying her best to solve the case. Who stole the porridge? It was an all out there type of play, but it was very funny. If you missed it, be sure to come to next years play! This play would have been nothing without the help of the tech crew and directors: Mrs. Albright, Ms. Pollard, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Fecitt and Mrs. Cabrera.This months movie review belongs to the lm Hunger Games, an action lm for adults and teens. The future in our world could be a very di erent place, but in the Hunger Games, after war and rebellion, the population is divided into 12 districts. Each district has its own strengths and weaknesses and each year as tribute to the end of the rebellion, two members of each district are chosen by lottery to participate in the games. It is a game of life and death and only one can survive. Some have trained for this game for all of their lives and some will have to survive by guile, wit and skill. Katniss Everdeen is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, lives in district 12 and manages to support her mother and sister by hunting. She feeds the families and then she and her friend Gale, played by Liam Hemsworth, sell and trade whatever they can for survival items needed on a day-to-day basis. The Lottery chooses a male and female from each area. This lottery day, Katniss sister is chosen and as her provider and protector, she volunteers in her place. This is extremely uncommon and rejoiced throughout the viewing community as the Hunger Games is the most watched show in the 12 districts. The male participant from her area is Peeta Mellark, performed by Josh Hutcherson. He is from a family that is better o yet still he will have to ght for his life, as will all of the other players in the game. Behind the scenes of the games, manipulations and politics are played. Donald Sutherland plays President Snow, who manages the rules of the games and changes them as he desires. Each district is guided by a past winner of the games; Katniss and Peeta have Haymitch Abernathy, represented by Woody Harrelson. Haymitch may be a hindrance or may be a godsend as he is the one between the players and the viewers who aids them in getting sponsors. When the games begin and manipulations are part of the game, sponsors often make the di erence in life and death. The Hunger Games is based on a much-read novel of the same name and is directed by Gary Ross; the movie adaptation is well done in relation to the path of the book. The love-hate relationship between Haymitch and Katniss is well played by the actors, as is the manipulations of the games by the rulers of the Capitol. The dangers of weather and nature play well into the dangers of the games and add to the excitement. The machinations and di culties to make Katniss more likeable are enjoyable, though I did expect more from the costume design and some of the special e ects. Otherwise, as a reader of the book and for those who have not opened the pages, it was a very well done lm. Sequels are anticipated. 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Owner Rick Garrett invites you to Jacksonvilles one and only premier day spa exclusively for women. Garrett invites women to enjoy relax and luxuriate in the brand new spa with hydrotherapy and steam room.Luxurious treatments are performed by the most powerful Western and Eastern philosophies and activated by potent natural ingredients, including aromatherapy oils and marine and plant extracts. Their fullservice spa treatments include advanced facial treatments, herbal peels, chemical peels, massages, body treatments, body wax hair removal, specializing in Brazilian, make-up application, lash extensions and more.Upon your arrival, your spa therapist will complete the consultation process with you to ensure that your visit to the Mona Lisa Day Spa is personally tailored to your requirements. The minimum age for treatments is 16. At the Mona Lisa Day Spa, they o er you the Trinity concept of beauty, body and life. 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Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged, a not-for-pro t Jacksonville senior services organization with a 66-year history of excellence in elder care, and Baptist Health, northeast Floridas most comprehensive healthcare system, recently announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to enhance the care of clients and residents of the River Garden community. E ective May 1, Baptist Health physicians began providing primary care to residents of River Garden Hebrew Home, the 180-bed skilled care nursing facility within the River Garden community. Providing medical care at the facility are Anna Orman, MD, Anthony Malacaman, MD and Olga Wells, ARNP. Later this year, services will expand to include providing medical care to residents of The Coves, River Gardens 80-unit senior independent living community; River Gardens Adult Day Care program; and to River Garden employees. River Garden Chief Executive O cer Martin Goetz explained that the alliance between Baptist Health and River Garden is a natural progression of a relationship that has existed between the two organizations for many years. The majority of our clients and residents, as well as our sta use Baptist Health and the majority of our admissions come from Baptist. We are building upon an organic relationship that has grown, especially since the opening of Baptist South in 2005, which is the nearest hospital to our community, he explained. According to Goetz, the primary bene t of partnering will be enhanced communication and better coordination of care from one setting to another. This new alliance with Baptist Health will increase our ability to provide smooth transitions for our residents because the doctors are from the same organization as the hospital. Goetz added, Baptist Health is positioning itself to responsibly meet the needs of the aging baby boomer population and so is River Garden. Joe Mitrick, president of Transitional Care at Baptist Health, said, We are fortunate to have high-quality post-acute care facilities like River Garden serving the health care needs of seniors in our community. Baptist shares a mutual goal with River Garden of comprehensively addressing the physical, cognitive and social issues that older adults face. Our collaboration with River Garden will enhance the care of seniors at both organizations. He added, Our alliance with River Garden is one way we are working with other mission-driven organizations to provide the nest care to seniors in the community. Baptist Healths creation of AgeWell Institute with its soon-to-open Center for Senior Health is another way we are enhancing care coordination and quality of life for seniors.Providers combine to o er enhanced senior care New spa optionfor women! Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 (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 Summer Camp & Summer Camp & Activities Guide Activities Guide Swimming Safari Swim SchoolNorthside, Arlington, Southside, Orange Park, Mandarin, Beaches/Intercoastal, Mandarin, San Marco, St. Augustine-210, & WestsideStay Safe, Learn to Swim! Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.com NOW Enrolling for our Summer Camp & Riding LessonsAmy Barnett, Certied Riding Instructor by the American Riding Instructor Association Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Aladdin Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32223904-654-3561 Summer fun learning: school-age child care and classes! Stop by today! New!1519 Emerson St., Jax. 32207 (904) 419-6900 At some point, everyone gets bored with their routines that the school year forces upon them. Being stuck in a rut is a common condition among kids Youth SceneLooking for a changeBy Megan Crawfordand teens because they are too tired after doing mountains of homework to do anything different. Its unfortunate because the point of learning is to become interested in new, exciting topics. Instead, we become stagnant and bored. Fortunately, there is a cure for I-Dont-WantTo-Get-Out-Of-Bed syndrome and it is best taken before or during summer break. Making a change has absolutely nothing to do with lying around all day waiting for your favorite show to come on. Instead of watching endless commercials, why not practice lming your own? At Sessions Modeling Studio, taping for a commercial is merely one of the things youll learn. Their summer modeling camps for this year are broken down into three age groups: tots (ages three to ve), child/preteen (ages six to 11) and teen (12 and up.) They also o er three di erent levels: basic ( rst), advanced (second) and professional (third) During these camps, kids and teens have the opportunity to take part in both a photo shoot and a fashion show. After the camp is over, pictures from the shoot and video of the show are available for purchase. Going to modeling camp is a great excuse to switch up your look, but fashion is not everyones thing. Perhaps youre the kind of teenager who wants to get out of the house, do something kind of crazy (yet safe) and anxious to drive your own car. If this sounds like you, then you need to sign up for the New Driver Car Control Clinic. This program is designed to get any new driver comfortable behind the wheel by putting their car in emergency situations. Dont worry, no one is going to make you drive o a cli your instructor will simply have you practice exercises that you might need in an emergency while youre on the road. Alexa Velez, age 19, took part in the Car Control Clinic before she got her license. The driving part was intense, but really fun once I got the hang of it, she shared. Velez also recommends bringing a lot of water and sunscreen because, It can get really hot out there. Sometimes when the instructor is explaining one of the exercises, you have to stand outside for a while. You also have to have the car windows rolled down the entire time. Life is like pizza dough, you can mold it into whatever you want, but you have to add toppings and bake it in order to make something delicious. Otherwise, its just a boring blob of raw dough. Jacksonville Public Libraries presents... 7th annual Teen Battle of the BandsSaturday, June 23 Show starts at 1 p.m. Main Library 303 Laura St. N. Multi-purpose RoomBand sign-up is May 1 31Sign-up is for ages 12-18. All ages welcome to attend. All genres of music! Awesome prizes!Call 630.0673 for more informationSpecial thanks to J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver

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Parents, coaches and players need to keep injury prevention in mind to ensure sports stay safe and fun throughout the summer. In a new survey commis-Keep kids injury free while playing sports this summersioned by Safe Kids Worldwide and Johnson and Johnson, Coaching Our Kids to Fewer Injuries: A Report on Youth Sports Safety, parents report one in three kids who play team sports sustain injuries severe enough to require medical attention. The reports ndings are particularly alarming because experts tell us more than half of these injuries are preventable, says Kate Carr, president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. There is a gap between what we as coaches and parents can do to keep our kids safe and what were actually doing. With some simple precautions, we can change these troubling statistics and keep our kids healthy and enjoying the bene ts of sports. Safe Kids shares some advice for parents and coaches to help kids avoid injury while playing sports this summer: Before the game begins: Give kids a break. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) say children should take a twoto three-month break from a speci c sport each year to prevent overuse, overtraining and burnout. Yet, the Safe Kids survey found that nine out of 10 parents underestimate the length of time kids should take o from a particular sport. If your child plays soccer from August through May, for instance, switch to a di erent sport over the summer. Not only will it give your young athletes body a break, your child may enjoy discovering a new activity. If your child missed her pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) at the beginning of the school year, take this opportunity to have her checked out. A PPE can uncover underlying conditions and prevent potential medical emergencies. Not sure what the exam should entail? Go to www.safekids. org/sports for a printable copy of the form. You probably know its important to stretch before physical activity, but did you know you should begin with a 10 minute cardio warm up? A light run, jogging in place and some jumping jacks can help raise the heart rate gradually. Follow up with stretches that work all the major muscle groups, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Make sure your child wears the appropriate safety and sports gear. All gear should t properly and be in good condition to help avoid minor and serious injuries. While in the eld or on the court: The health impact of concussions on children is drawing attention across the country. The Safe Kids survey found that more than 50 percent of coaches believe there is an acceptable amount of head contact thats OK during play. The truth is, bumps, blows and hits to the head need to be taken seriously, and parents, coaches and players all need to take preventative steps, including learning about concussions and the policies for their state and/or sports league. Learn the signs and symptoms of concussions at www. safekids.org. Four out of 10 parents underestimate the amount of water a typical child athlete needs per hour of play, according to the Safe Kids survey. Kids should drink 30 minutes before they start to play, and every 15 to 20 minutes during physical activity to avoid dehydration. Rest is essential. In addition to taking one season away from any given sport every year, kids should get rest breaks during practices and games and take o at least one day from sports activities every week. Consider attending a sports safety clinic. Safe Kids offers free Youth Sports Safety Clinics for parents and coaches that teach ways to keep young athletes healthy and injury free. Go to www. safekids.org to nd a clinic. Culturally, theres an attitude that injuries are a natural consequence of sports and that good athletes tough it out when they su er an injury, says Carr. But that attitude is hurting our kids. By adopting some basic, proven practices, we can protect our kids and help them stay healthy and active in sports throughout their lives. Summer SolsticeJune 21L ongest Da y of the Y ear

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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 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. No matter where you might be shing, it is always a good idea try to nd some kind of underwater structure to help you locate sh. Structure in the water often provides a gathering place for smaller sh to congregate while providing an ambush point for larger sh. Anglers often look for varying types of structure when shing such as channels, ledges, sand bars, buoys and markers. Docks also provide structure that attracts a variety of sh, but are often overlooked. Hundreds of docks line the banks of St. Johns River and its tributaries. Many of these docks provide their own ecosystem creating habitat for algae, barnacles, clams, crabs, juvenile sh and bait sh. In return this attracts larger sh such as sheepshead, ounder, trout and red sh which are present through much of the year.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaWhen shing docks look for one that appears to be older, heavy with barnacles and ends in deep water. A moving tide is the best time to sh any dock. Casting arti cials can be very productive but shouldnt be attempted by the novice caster as lost lures can become expensive. Live bait drifted on a oat rig into the shadows of a dock is a simple and very e ective way to catch sh. Cut sh or dead shrimp are also productive bottom baits when shed around a dock. A braided line may be necessary to protect your line from being cut on barnacles when ghting a big one. Docks should not be overlooked when looking for structure to sh. From Green Cove to downtown Jacksonville we have plenty to choose. Adding a dock or two to your next trip just might turn a good day into a great day. Fishing Report: Bream and bass biting in area ponds and creeks. Trout, red sh and ounder are in the river; try sh docks north of the Buckman for your grand slam. Downtown bridges are hot for trout. Whether you catch one some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Correct zoning allows for watering grass up to twice a week during daylight savings time and landscape watering as needed. Your original installer would surely be glad to help for the less technically-minded among us. Vegetables have particular needs for water in order to supply us with a successful crop. Simple soaker hoses laid along vegetable rows work well. Use a solid feeder hose from the faucet across one end of the plot and attach a soaker hose at right angles for each row. Using a cut-o for each soaker section will allow you to adjust ow to a row of maturing onions, for instance, ensuring that they mature properly ready for harvest and you will still be able to deliver the right amounts of water to the rest of your rows. This has been a season of change in the vegetable garden. The earlier warm season crops such as tomatoes are maturing well. The real heat lovers like okra, summer peas and sweet potatoes are getting going. When choosing vegetables look for those recommended for northeast Florida, with all its attendant insects and diseases, in table 4 of The Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (http://edis. ifas.u .edu/pd les/vh/vh02100. pdf).GardeningSpring into summerBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS April was a wonderful month for watching migrating birds. I had the pleasure of hosting a small ock of rose-breasted grosbeaks on their way north to breed. The males are more striking than the females, with black and white plumage and the rosy breast after which they are named. The females resemble female red-winged blackbirds, but with the typical heavy bills of seed-eaters. I caught a tantalizing glimpse of just one glorious, male indigo bunting, his iridescent plumage glinting in the sun. Give your regular backyard birds clean water, food and shelter and they can be an endless source of pleasure. Mornings are the ideal time to see honey bees, as well as our native bees, oating lightly from ower to ower. Although many of those owers are the wild spiderwort, I am perfectly content with them, but there is a school of thought that brands them weeds rather than native perennials. The other successful native in my yard is Salvia coccinea, a half-hardy perennial which readily volunteers. Both these plants seeds are relished by house nches, which are comical to watch as they perch precariously on slender stems, sometimes sliding right o as the stems tilt earthwards under their weight. May was Garden for Wildlife Month, but theres no time like the present. (www.nwf.org/ Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/ Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx) Encore cont from pg. 11lose another wonderful organization! It will be sorely missed. On a more positive note! If you havent already attended a performance by the Ritz Chamber Players, there is still one concert left in the current season. On Wednesday, June 16 their Finale concert will be presented at Jacoby Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Entitled Of Music, Love and Poetry, it promises inspiration for us all. Fortunately this Finale is not the end. Plans are in the making for summer presentations as well as the upcoming concerts for 2012 -2013. Guided as usual by Executive and Artistic Director Terrance Patterson, an exciting year is promised. For additional information you can call the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts Box O ce at 354 5547 or pull up the website at www.ritzchamberplayers.org.Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.~Bill Cosby Advertise inMandarin NewsLine Its good for business!886-4919

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine June 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church 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 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 Marions of Mandarin904-262-99819735-2 Old S t. A ugustine R oad(next to Hala C af)Private setting for all customers. Wig maintenance, products, hats and accessories. Get a new look for Summer!Wig BoutiquePeggy Hawkins, OwnerSummer Special -All in stock wigs 20% off. Tiny TreasuresWe buy, sell, trade and consign women and childrens clothing and childrens equipment10111-09 S an Jose Blvd. Jax, FL 32257 Next to Tropical Smoothie 904-262-9712www.tinytreasuresresaleboutique.comWomen and Childrens Upscale/Resale Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University will be o ered at Mandarin United Methodist Church during the summer on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This 10-week life-changing program will teach you how to make sound nancial decisions, eliminate debt, and build wealth. Come to the free class preview on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center room 837 to see what the class is all about. The class begins June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the same location. Childcare is available and a snack supper is served from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (adults/teens $4; children 12 and under $3; two and under free). Call the church o ce at 268-5549 for additional information.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. An upcoming java is scheduled for 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. 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. Picture this: As the sun rises over the river, its warm rays lter through the oak canopy to the picnic blanket youve lovingly spread. Dad sprawls on one end, hoping for a few more minutes of sleep, and the children clamber over him, assuming its time to play. You set out breakfast bread and fruit then the family bows to thank Jesus for the morning, the food and each other. *click* The photographer forever captures a morning full of memories. No forced smiles. No cheesy poses. Real life makes for great family photos.Purposeful ParentingPicture thisBy Allie OlsenI remember when Ben was a baby rstborns often suffer needlessly as we learn the ropes of parenthoodI dolled him up and dragged him to a studio for pictures every few months. Bright lights, cheesy backdrops and scary teddybears dominate those pictures. Thirteen years and ve children later, weve changed tactics for family photos and have great photographs and great memories as a result! The sunrise breakfast above was our last family shoot with a professional, but we love to capture memories with our own camera as well, so whether its time for you to update your family photo frames or just get some classic candids, I have some tips to help you get some great shots: Feed them well: Breakfast at sunrise was a stretch. I prepared everything the night before so all we had to do in the morning was get dressed, grab the picnic basket and leave. It was worth it! Enjoying breakfast allowed our photographer to pull one child aside at a time while the others were happily munching and also capture real life as little hands reached for favorite (non-staining!) foods. Get at eye level: If youre taking shots of your own family, think outside the box. Get down low and ll your frame with your favorite little subject. Or you may climb up on a bench and look down... you get the picture! (pun intended) Bring some props: Bring propsand I dont mean a footballunless your son happens to love football. The point is, make sure youre re ecting the things your child loves! This is a fun way to document their changing tastes. Lauren loves to bake, so we took her favorite cupcake cookbook and a giant cupcake piggy bank. The boys brought their wooden swords and we captured swordplay. En Garde! Dont stress: Have fun! Consider bringing a few surprises like bubbles or silly string in case things start to For most of us, the summer months are a time to relax, catch up on our reading, spend time outdoors and just take a break from some of our dayto-day activities. However, for the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville this is the season for newcomers. While many families move to this area all year long, we nd most arrive during the summer months. To acquaint new people with our area, we are planning a couple of casual gatherings Shalom Jacksonville summertime welcome By Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Coordinator, Shalom Jacksonvillefor newcomers and anyone else interested in making Jewish connections and learning more about the general community. Our rst event will be held on Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Yvonne Cohen, 1194 Cunningham Creek Drive (Julington Creek area). This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone new to the Jewish community to make connections with their neighbors and nd out the latest happenings around town. Cool summer salads and fruits will be served. Please RSVP to Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Other socials in di erent areas of the community are planned for July, August and September. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and is sponsored by Florida Blue.get tense. And take your time. Think of it as a family playdate! And look for a photographer who has the same mentality. Have some fun being a family and enjoy a picture perfect day.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365 Our name celebrates our love of competition and commitment to excellence.Serving Mandarin Since 1990 www.varsityinsuranceagency.com We can take care of all of your home repair and remodeling needs: (904) 563-5555www.melnesscontractors.net MelNess Handyman Services SPECIAL OFFER$150 O A Project Over $1,000 Or 20% O Any ServiceOer Expires 6/30/12 NEED A HAND? The 2012 St. Joseph girls softball team joined the girls basketball team and co-ed soccer team in bringing home a championship this season. It was the rst time St. Joseph was division champion in three sports in recent memory. The softball team was undefeated in the regular season with a record of 8-0. In the playo s, the girls defeated St. Pauls, Annunciation and Assumption on their way to the championship. As a fth grader, Mary Thompson moved behind the plate contributing greatly to the teams success in the playo s. Stellar pitching by Alexa Antar and most valuable player Emily Cononie kept the girls in every game all season long. Timely hitting by a core of seventh Softball team brings home championship trophyBy Contributing Writer Bryan Monroe, Seventh and Eighth Grade History Teacher and Coach2012 St. Joseph girls softball teamThe Jaguars will play three of their rst ve games at home for the third consecutive season. The Jaguars own an 83-53 home mark in 17 seasons. Jaguars Schedule: TidbitsHome eld advantage graders fueled the o ense. Isabella Horning, Taryn Ashton, Madison Lloyd, Julianna James and Madeleine Martens led the attack. The school is very proud of our girls. They played with poise and con dence while displaying Christian values in every outing. Some would say Jacksonvilles newest rowing program made quite a splash taking home the gold at recent city and state competitions, but others would say Evans Rowing Club (ERC) is more like a tsunami. The club placed rst at the Florida Rowing Scholastic Association (FRSA) State Sweep Championship in Sarasota the weekend of May 12 with their Mens Varsity 4. Also with outstanding nishes and joining the varsity boat at the regional competitions, are Evans Junior Mens 8 ( fth) and Junior Womens 8 (sixth). The Freshman Mens 4 (12th) also did very well. At the FRSA State Sculling Championship on April 15, ERC again took gold with their Mens Varsity Double. At Jacksonvilles own city championship on April 21, Evans made a great showing taking seven gold medals. Motorists crossing the Julington Creek Bridge have been treated to the site of the team training for these competitions since early fall. The rowers, moving swiftly through the creek and into the St. Johns, were not a sight seen previously in the area. With a newly constructed boathouse and facility, the team has gained recognition and grown steadily over the past year. Middle and high school students from around the area have caught the crew craze. Coach Ronnie Evans, Novice 8 on Julington Creek.Local rowing club wins gold at stateBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harringtonwho was the head crew coach at Florida State University previously, as well as a former United States National rowing champion himself, is very pleased with his teams performance and is looking forward to the regional competition. Evans Rowing Club hosted their very own scrimmage back in February right here on Julington Creek. This is a great bunch of kids that have really developed a passion for rowing, Evans said. They are working well as a team and have the potential for a great future in rowing. We couldnt hope for more in our rst year. Evans Rowing Club offers competitive high school rowing teams on two levels, novice (beginners) and varsity. ERC is competing throughout Florida, as well as at select outof-state competitions and has already made some impressive nishes earlier in the season. In October, at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia, ERC had a second place nish out of 47 teams. Rowing or crew, a sport commonly found in private or prep schools, but not public schools, is growing in popularity. Executive Director Cory Evans, started ERC to bring rowing to a new audience, southern Duval County, as well as northern St. Johns. It was part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area that previously had little exposure to the sport. There are so many bene ts that kids gain from participating in rowing. They learn how to manage their time, build con dence, get in shape, and develop leadership and team building skills, she said. Also, rowers are among the best conditioned athletes in the world and tend to be more successful in school, make the honor roll, and earn college scholarships. 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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine June 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Enjoy the experience of boating without the: Join The Club! JOIN THE CLUB CALL 904.425.1107 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 World Go lfV il G IN GOD WE TRUST Free sod replacement estimates and landscape estimates! The Mandarin High Mustangs have had a spectacular year in the athletics department, with each sports team playing hard and exceeding their season goals. From cross country and swimming to track and ag football, Mandarin sports across the board have each had successful seasons and made memories that will last throughout the years. The lacrosse team, undefeated against Duval County teams, nished as District runner up for the rst time in program history after a tough loss against Bolles back in April. Even though the Mustangs lost nine starters, including Kyle Batdorf, Nick Staab and Wyatt Dewitt, they were able to come out strong and improved their record from last years seven wins and nine losses to a winning record of 11 wins and seven losses. The Mustangs also put up some impressive stats which prove their dedication and hard work has paid o This year, the boys had 170 goals and 85 assists compared to last years 123 goals and 68 assists and they also improved their number of ground balls. When asked how this season compared to last, Coach Janine Brand responded, This season the players not only met my expectations, but exceeded them and I expect next season to be as good as this season. Juniors Blake Weil and Bryce Mullins have stepped up to ll the positions of the graduated seniors and contributed to the successful season. And among the seniors this year that lead the team, captains Dalton Gro Henry Alonso, Adrian Silvia and Aiden Lavelle have Clump, clack, clump, clack! That was the sound heard on the walkways and basketball court of St. Joseph Catholic School the other day. After reading the book, Ramona and Her Father, the third grade students learned how to make tin can stilts. Just like Howie in the book, the children, with the help of their parents, made the tin can stilts and brought them to school. Many were decorated, but most were in their original Tin can stilts invade schoolBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolform. Most children used co ee cans but some used paint cans. It didnt really matter what they were made of, as long as they made plenty of noise. The children were also thrilled to be as tall or almost as tall as their teachers while wearing the stilts. In the story, Mrs. Swink told Ramona how when she was younger the children called out Pieface to each other. So, of course, the third graders did the same thing. Dont you wish you could have joined in the fun?MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentbeen the core of the team and emphasized the teamwork and e ort that contributes to a winning season. The team hopes to continue their success and looks forward to next year with a district championship being just one of their goals. The ag football team nished the season with a run into the playo s, losing a well fought game in overtime 12-13 to Baldwin High School. They won both the district and conference championships and continued on to face o against Boone High School in Orlando. The team traveled with the softball team who played their regional nals at Boone as well. Both of the teams came home with a victory. Flag football won 13-6 with touchdowns scored by Kelly Butler and Jazzy Martinez and softball came home with a trophy and an 11-4 win for the softball team. The ag football team is led by Head Coach Steve Joyner who put a lot of e ort in to prepare them for their full schedule playing regional semi- nals on Tuesday and traveling to Tallahassee to play regional nals on Friday. The Mustangs have made two deep runs in the playo s in the past three years and hope to continue the tradition to work towards states. The softball team will continue their run into the playo s as they advance to the State Final Four held in Clermont. They play on May 13 against Durant High School and if they win will advance to the State Championship on May 14.[Editors Note: The Mandarin Mustangs lost to the Durant Cougars by a score of 7 2 in the Class 8A state semi nal.] Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg was the guest reader for Story Time at the South Mandarin Regional Branch on April 9. He thrilled the children with Born to Read and Read It, Dont Eat It. He said he had a great time and hopes to return soon!Councilman Schellenberg visits South Mandarin Library Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Rondene Grinam: MHS Happenings writerRondene Grinam will be graduating from Mandarin High, where she was a student of the AICE program. She was active in the National Honor Society, Interact Club (historian), French Club (vice president), the Jacksonville Chapter of the Joe Berg Society, newspaper and an assistant editor for the Mandarin High School Yearbook, Exemplar. While working for the newspaper my sophomore year, Grinam became skilled in copy editing, formatting and was the rst to interview new Principal Richardson as well as the rst to write a piece on the death of MHS football player, Jarrell Stewart. Last summer, Grinam was chosen to represent Florida as a National Youth Correspondent for the Washington Journalism and Media Conference in Washington, D.C. where she met Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Jessica Yellin and Jonathan Martin of NBC, Nicole Quiroga of Telemundo and Chris Cilliza of the Washington Post. It was an incredible experience, and it furthered her passion for becoming the best journalist she can be! In the fall, Grinam will be attending George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. She will enroll in the Honors College, where she plans to study abroad and major in communications and global a airs. Danielle Wirsansky:Youth Arts Update writerDanielle Wirsansky has won multiple awards including the Best Buy Scholarship and placed in the Americanism Essay Contest hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association. She also won the Voice of Democracy essay contest hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and competed all the way up to the state level. Additionally, Wirsansky was JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY Is Making ki n g YOUR ULTIMATE LIFESTYLEFamily, Fun & NatureDurbin Crossing is making a splash with everything your family could want including two large pools, splash park, water slide, two elaborate amenity centers, parks, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools and stunning model homes from eight excellent builders. DURBINCROSSING.COM Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. 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We hope that they have learned and expanded their writing talents as a result of their association with Mandarin NewsLine and wish them all the best in their future endeavors!Megan Crawford: Youth Scene writerMegan Crawford has been home schooled since kindergarten and has been dual-enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) for two years. She plans on staying at FSCJ for at least one more semester and then transferring to another university as either an English or athletic training major with a minor in creative writing. Crawford is also considering earning her MFA in Creative Writing online after receiving her bachelors degree. She has received straight As throughout all of her years of schooling and took all Honors classes in high school. Crawford is very passionate about writing and wants to publish her poetry, short stories, memoirs, fables, and more for people everywhere to read. This year, Crawford won a regional Silver Key award and two honorable mentions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for poetry collections that she entered. Crawford also has a strong passion for dance and was recently invited to be a provisional member for Dance Works (the FSCJ dance company.) Her other activities of interest include playing the violin since she was six years old, two years of choir, eight years of art classes, sewing and karate, for which she earned her rst degree black belt. Wishing this talented trio all the best!Mandarin NewsLines senior high school writers graduateBy Martie Thompsonnamed Scout of the Year for the state of Florida by the VFW and is the rst girl scout to ever win for the state of Florida because of her girl scout gold award project, where she interviewed WWII veterans and made a documentary chronicling their experiences. Wirsansky was the president of her schools chapter of Amnesty International for multiple years, was a member of Reading Club, National Honor Society, Y.A.R.N. Club, the Joe Berg Seminar Society, the sta of the literary magazine Elan and opinions editor for the school newspaper, The Improvisor. Wirsansky plans to be a playwright and in this pursuit has won a Superior at the District Thespian Festival two years in a row for play writing, as well as Critics Choice this last year. One of her plays will be performed May 23 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Wirsansky will attend Florida State University in the fall, where she will major in theatre and English (creative writing). Best wishes from all of us at Mandarin NewsLine to these graduating seniors!Editors Note: As we say goodbye to this years senior writers, we now have a few student writer positions available for underclassmen. Please contact us at editor@ mandarinnewsline.com if you are interested in becoming one of our student writers for next year! CongratulationsClass of 2012!MandarinNewsLine Prospective student writers:Please email your request, including the column in which you are interested, along with a sample of your work to Editor@MandarinNewsLine.com for consideration! Dont Delay!

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