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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 7 Political Commentary Page 10 Eagle Scout Day Page 13 Soil and Water Conservation District Page 14 Primary Election GuidePage 17 Mandarin Muesum Page 19 Movie Review Page 21 Job Finder Page 22 Faith News Page 23 Back to School Guide Page 26 Gardening Fishing Report Page 27 Travel 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 7, Issue 11 August 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 ,D.D.S.entistR. S M S .A osthodontics MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics(904)292-2210MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek When Diane Timoney, mother of injured United States Army First Lieutenant Ryan Timoney, stepped to the microphone during the second annual All-American Hoedown and Auction, the lively crowd fell silent. She shared the intimate details of May 20, the fateful day her 26-year-old son and Its that time of year! Girls Inc. of Jacksonvilles Fall Daddy Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village. Special dads and daughters have enjoyed this extraordinary event for many years and now it has become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such a remarkable event to Northeast Florida, said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Tropical storms nor blistering heat this summer could stop Mandarin Garden Club members from touring 15 of their members home gardens. Once a week these intrepid gardeners visited three of their members beautiful gardens followed by a group meal at some of Mandarins best lunch spots. Since the clubs monthly gardening instructional meetings were on hiatus for the summer, these gardening enthusiasts Group raises funds to help hometown hero injured in AfghanistanBy Contributing Writer Claire Diamond Sano Diane Timoney shares details of the day of her sons injury in Afghanistan with attendees at the St. Michaels Soldiers second annual All-American Hoedown and Auction. Photo by Bert Brohmanhis military unit were attacked by an Afghani suicide bomber. Two of Ryan Timoneys friends were killed and he was severely wounded. He is now stateside receiving rehabilitation therapy, with a long road ahead to recovery. When Diane Timoney concluded her remarks, there wasnt a dry eye in the house. This was Diane Timoneys rst public speaking engagement since her sons injury and she came to thank the Mandarin/St. Johns community, as well as the volunteers of St. Michaels Soldiers, a ministry of St. Josephs Catholic Church that raises money to send home-sweet-home care packages to deployed military members. Diane Timoney thanked the crowd for their prayers, positive thoughts and get-well wishes, even citing the cards from the children at St. Josephs School, where Ryan Timoney attended as a youngster, as a source of comfort and inspiration. The Hoedowns activities included both a live and silent auction. During the live auction, auctioneer Ricky Brooks engaged the crowd in bidding on sports and rock-n-roll memorabilia. One man won the bidding for a New York Jets football, signed by quarterback Mark Sanchez and immediately handed the prize to Diane Timoney for her son. Rock-n-rolls Girls Inc. announces fall seasons Daddy Daughter Dance Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown and how it is become a tradition in many families. Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting over 500 dads (or special men in their lives) and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddydaughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for a sensational night. Im sure I speak for many fathers that were in attendance and say thank you, Girls Inc. for your e orts and we as fathers support your labors in helping our daughters Mandarin garden tours fun and educationalBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubdecided to take advantage of the down time and learn from each others personal gardens. And learn they did! No two gardens were the same. The tour participants were amazed and inspired as they strolled through the beautiful, clever and unique gardens of their club friends. Ramona McCormack had one of the very popular, pretty and practical solutions to growing sun loving plants in her Hometown hero cont. on pg. 12 Dance cont. on pg. 8 Garden tours cont. on pg. 5 Back to School Guide Appearing again in our September Issue! Call 886-4919 to book your next ad!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 The Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. 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 writers 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 Uncork some fun at the Jacksonville Humane Societys 14th annual Toast to the Animals on Friday, August 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Enjoy beer from title sponsor North Florida Sales, wine, gourmet hors doeuvres and desserts. Bid on one-of-a-kind items in the live and silent auctions including fun trips, unique memorabilia and exciting experiences. Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds bene t JHSs mission to end the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals in Jacksonville. Please visit www.jaxhumane.org or call 725-8766 for tickets. 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 August General Meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. in First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, Sew Whats New, will be presented by Martha Bainbridge of the Calico Station Quilt Shop. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail. com or 253-0586. The Italian American Club reopens on Sunday, August 12 for our Sunday dinner and general meeting. We have a day at the Orange Park Kennel Club planned along with a casino cruise going out of Melbourne, our dinner for Stand Up To Cancer and in October our annual Festa Italiana. Come and join us! If you are interested in joining our club, check out our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com or call John at 262-5905. The Koch/Gregory family is hosting a fundraising dinner dance to help one of our Mandarin neighbors, Mary Russo Holm, who is ghting breast cancer. The dinner dance will be held at the Italian American Club on Saturday evening, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. Mary Holm is a devoted wife and mother of three small children. All proceeds will be given to the Holm family to help with medical bills, child care and whatever else is needed. There will also be a silent auction with fabulous prizes. The cost of $50 per person, payable in advance, includes a delicious Italian bu et, dessert and dancing with a DJ. Please email Alison Gregory at sistaal@ymail.com to con rm your dinner reservation. 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. Mark your calendars for the $1.00 Clothing Sale at Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The sale will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Available for purchase will be gently worn clothing for women, men and children, to include dress, casual and sport styles, as well as shoes and purses. For additional information, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. 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. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Whats New cont. on page 4

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine August 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 9/10/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 9/10/12 Ann Silverness, DVM Pet Resort Suites Family Style Cable TV Sunlit Kitty Condos Romper Room for Splish-Splash time Heated Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Boulevard Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Exercise your right to vote August 14th! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows RoadLaw Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A.Sunbeam Road Protecting What Matters Most www.vars i ty i nsuranceagency.co m Fin d us o n F aceboo k Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard 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 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 Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, will sponsor a Consumer Awareness and Safety program on Thursday, September 20 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Presenters will include First Coast News anchorman and consumer advocate Ken Amaro (Im Telling Ken... and On Your Side). The program is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. For further details, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622. The Mandarin Womens Club will be in recess June, July and August. Their kick o program Bingo will be held on September 27 beginning 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/ The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers. org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend.Its report card time. On July 1, I started the second year of my four-year term. Like you, I think it is very important to review how I did representing District 6 in my rst year in of- ce as your City Councilman. As mentioned in previous columns, the real work at City Hall happens during the committee meetings. As a voting member of the Rules Committee, my attendance was 100 percent. As a voting member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, my attendance was 100 percent. Because it is necessary to hold government responsible and accountable, I tracked revenue and expenses. Even though I was not a voting member of the Finance Committee, I attended 18 of the 22 meetings. Finally, I attended all the day-long Budget Committee meetings from the middle of August to the end of September. There were 22 City Council meetings; I attended all but the last one because my mom passed away on the morning of the meeting. (By the way, I greatly appreciate all the kind and thoughtful comments many of you sent during a very di cult time for my family and me.) Attending meetings is only part of my responsibilities. As your City Council representative, I devoted considerable time and energy reviewing the current practices and scal discipline of how we at City Hall spend your tax dollars. Let me say this, we still have a lot of work to do, including, most importantly, the pension issue, which the mayor still has not addressed. This year, it will cost the city an additional $38 million, for a total of $123 million. City Council has wasted too much time and e ort on the mayors stalled and still incomplete reorganization of city government and the economic development department. At every turn, I have questioned the mayors priorities. In my opinion, the mayor receives an A for his continuing campaigning and a D for governing. Like I said, we have a long way to go in becoming scally responsible. We need to decide now what kind of city we want to become. Financially, we cannot continue to be all things to all people, and the next two months, during the budget process, well be setting priorities for the city. The pension needs to be priority number one. Whats New cont. from page 3During my rst year, I answered many emails and talked with many of you about the issues confronting Mandarin. I enjoy the interaction, including when you stop me on the street or in the store just to just to say hello. Thanks again for the pleasure I have received in representing you in City Hall. Have a safe and fun summer. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldnt your ad be included? Call or email today!886-4919RT@RTPublishinginc.com Shuffleboard! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 shady Mandarin lot. McCormack planted a combination of sun loving plants all together around the lamp post in a small sunny spot in her front yard. At rst glance, the beautiful display consisted of antique roses and perennial owers. Upon closer inspection, McCormack had slyly also tucked in a couple tomato plants and several culinary herbs. Thats called smart and sneaky gardening! Another ingenious idea was discovered in Tess Hart-Ross amazing garden. To eliminate lawn mowing, but still have an area of lawn, Hart-Ross planted her side yard with dwarf mondo grass. The dark Garden tours cont. from pg. 1 green, lush, faux lawn received rave reviews from all as they couldnt quite believe their eyes. Kudos to Barbara Price for organizing this fun and educational multi-week garden tour extravaganza. In September, the Mandarin Garden Club starts up monthly gardening meetings again for adults during the day and evenings and a childrens group too. All gardening enthusiasts from beginner to expert are welcome. Please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net for meeting dates and times. Our o ce is encouraging all eligible citizens to be Election Day Ready on August 14. Florida is a closed Primary State, meaning voters may only vote for candidates of the political party in which they are registered in as of Book Closing on July 16 (F.S.101.021). All Registered Voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot in this August 14 Primary Election. Voters residing in the Mandarin area with no party a liation will be voting on nonpartisan o ces such as: Public Defender for 4th Judicial Circuit, Circuit Judge for Group 1, Circuit Judge for Group 29, Circuit Judge for Group 34, County Court Judge for Group 12 and School Board member for District 7. To view your sample ballot please visit our website, www.Duvalelections. com, and click on Sample Ballot under News on the right. So are you Election Day Ready? Following these helpful hints will ensure you are Election Day Ready for the upcoming Primary election: Florida is a closed primary state. A voter cannot select a party on Election Day. Voters can check their voter registration status by clicking on the Voter Status tab on our website. Early voting will take place at 12 Early Voting Sites located conveniently around Duval County from August 4 through August 11. Voters in Mandarin may vote early at the South Mandarin Library or Mandarin Regional Library. Duval County Election Day precinct locations have changed. To locate your precinct click the Precinct Finder tab on our website. Hint: If you only provide your house number and street name, it will be easier for the program to locate your precinct. Vote by Mail is a viable option for casting your vote. Remember: ballots are not forwardable and are mailed approximately 30 days before an election. Call the Elections Center or click the Vote by Mail tab on our website to request your ballot. Precincts will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Updating a signature, changing the address of your legal residence within Duval County or changing your name can be completed now or on Election Day. 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: www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. 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 August 14 Primary Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process.Are you Election Day Ready?The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for June 2012. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined. Junes sales results solidify a trend, demonstrating that Northeast Floridas real estate market is on the upswing: Closed sales of 1,565 were the greatest number of sales for any single month to date in 2012 1,907 pending sales were a 23 percent increase over June 2011 and a 16.8 yearto-date increase Days on market dropped to 102, down from last Junes 128 days and a 7.6 percent year-to-date decrease A $149,000 median sales price was a 10.1 percent increase over June 2011s $135,364 and a 4.8 percent year-to-date increase A $200,112 average sales price was a 9.1 percent increase from last June and a 5.8 percent year-to-date increase Inventory of homes for sale dropped 30.7 percent yearover-year to reach 9,267 Months supply of homes for sale dropped 38.3 percent to reach six months (a ve to six month supply is considered balanced). The percentage of lendermediated properties (foreclosures and short sales) is declining; making up 36.3 percent of the June sales. Of the 1,565 total sales, there was 997 traditional sales and 568 lendermediated sales. NEFAR releases June 2012 real estate sales results Mandarin NewsLineBe sure to see our Primary Election Guide beginning on page 14 of this issue!

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine August 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 Walter G. Bianchi Owner / BrokerBright Vision Mortgage, Inc.Mobile: (904) 894-6037 Walter.Bianchi@BrightVisionMortgage.com www.BrightVisionMortgage.com Bright Vision MortgageA Solution Today with Tomorrow in Mind Buying? Refinancing? Closing costs guaranteed: if the loan costs more than I say, I pay the difference. Period! Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all th e W ater T reatmen t C ompan y J acksonvill e h as trusted f o r ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Judson Mallini, C FP C LU Financial Planner The Prudential Insurance Company of America 12428 San Jose Blvd, Suite 1 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Office 904-262-0141 Cell Phone 904-476-7758 Judson.Mallini@Prudential.com www.prudential.com/us/judson.mallini I nsurance issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates. P rudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential F inancial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. F inancial planning and investment advisory services offered through Prudential Financial P lanning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 0 221355-00001-00 TOGETHER, LETS MEET YOUR CHALLENGES Sound advice. Comprehensive financial planning. I hope all of our Mandarin family is enjoying this beautiful summer. As of this writing, our FCAT scores were just released. Congratulations to the Mandarin schools for their outstanding performance on the FCAT. All received As, with the Mandarin High School grade in Pending status (as all high schools are at this point). The Superintendent search has successfully continued its way to the July 23 deadline for accepting applications. When this article is published, your school board will be reviewing all of the applicants, and narrowing down the choices for our nalists. August 14 is primary day for many local and state elections. Of a special importance is our School Board District 7 seat, which I am not seeking after eight grateful and wonderful years of service to my fellow Mandarin residents in particular and the district in general. District 7 will now include Twin Lakes Elementary, Twin Lakes Middle and Atlantic Coast High School as well as all of the present schools in Mandarin, including Crown Point, Loretto, Greenland Pines, Mandarin Oaks, Bartram Springs, Mandarin Middle and Mandarin High school. Please vote on August 14. There has never been a more important time to stand by and support our public education system. As we approach the middle of summer, I am sharing some bits and pieces of information regarding our school system to consider for the coming school year. Summer Reading Lists its not too late to check our website for the suggested summer reading lists. Please go to www.duvalschools.org and select Summer Reading Lists from the homepage. Reminder: The 2012-2013 School Year starts August 20. In order to prepare for the coming year, below is a list of the early release days for 2012-2013: Early Release Days (Students are dismissed 75 minutes early) September 5, 19 October 3, 17 November 7, 28 December 12 January 9, 23 February 6, 20 March 6, 20 April 10, 24 May 22 Get Involved: Welcome! Volunteers are a vital part of student success in Duval County Public Schools. More than 23,000 volunteers support schools each year and the number is growing. The employees of the Department of Community and Family Engagement work hand and hand with the volunteer liaisons at the schools to encourage interested parents and citizens to join us in our mission to provide every student with a high quality education. You can help by becoming a volunteer today. To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge, conducted by our department. Designated school sta will verify your clearance to volunteer at the school using our online process. DCPS is no longer using volunteer cards as a proof of clearance. Each Duval County Public School has its own needs and priorities. School volunteer liaisons can help you ll these needs based on the priorities set by each school-leadership team. Principals will determine the nal decisions regarding volunteers and volunteer opportunities at the schools. Visit our website at www. duvalschools.org, select the community option from the top bar of the website, and learn about becoming a volunteer, business partner or mentor. Important Dates: August 13 17: Teacher Planning Week August 14: Primary Election Date August 20: First Day of School Thought for the Month: A teacher a ects eternity; he can never tell where his in- uence stops. ~Henry AdamsWant a weekend escape without the long drive? Join the St. Johns Riverkeeper on our bi-annual Eco-Heritage boat tour, a two-day boat cruise through Palatka and Sanford along the beautiful and serene St. Johns River. For over 10 years the St. Johns Riverkeeper has taken a group of 50 on a lovely guided tour of the St. Johns River and its accompanying springs, lakes and historic parks. Hop aboard the S.S. Taxi and join us as we visit Blue Springs, Murphy Island State Park and Hontoon Island State Park, where we will take a leisurely stroll as we learn about the rivers history. The trip includes mini-excursions through Dunns Creek, Lake George (the second largest freshwater lake in Florida!) and Lake Monroe. A barbeque lunch is provided in Welaka and day two o ers a catered pavilion lunch while exploring preserved Indian midden grounds on Hontoon Island. The overnight stay is spent at the comfortable family-owned Blairs Jungle Den. With a river view from every room, Astor promises a real Old Florida experience! The boat will deliver you a fresh seafood dinner at the Blackwater Inn, right across the river from the hotel. Learn the history of the St. Johns from historians and time travelers discussing how William Bartram would have experienced the river in the early 18th century. In 1774, William Bartram boarded a ship at St. Simons Island in Georgia and headed for the St. Johns for what was to become the most important botanical exploration of the Southeast United States. Also aboard will be Constance Woolsen, who was a 19th-century writer who spent winters along the St. Johns and who won international fame with accounts of her travels and experiences in Florida. Watch these characters come alive with our time travelers Wayne and Jane Sims, who have performed together since 1994. Folk historian Bill Dreggors will join the trip to spin tales of growing up barefoot in Florida and Florida author and director Bill Belleville will explain the ecology of the river. Dont forget your camera! In addition to the abundant wildlife on this trip, we will be visiting many historical sites that you wont want to forget. Let the lure of oating down the scenic St. Johns River convince you that this is a trip worth taking! Two trips are available for the St. Johns Riverkeeper EcoHeritage Boat Tour: October 11 and 12 from Palatka to Sanford and October 13 and 14 from Sanford to Palatka. The cost is $325 per person. Contact Shannon Blankinship (Shannon@stjohnsriverkeeper.org or 256-7613) for more information and to reserve your spot today!St. Johns Riverkeeper announces Eco Heritage Trip By Contributing Writer Taylor L. Filaroski 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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Since the war on drugs started ... three decades ago, the law has found it impossible to stop the ow of illegal drugs. Prices have dropped despite billions of dollars spent on catching drug dealers ... We are long overdue for refocusing antidrug e orts on the central task of protecting public safety and order. David Kennedy of John Jay College in New York City has pioneered two related programs designed to go after the most violent dealers and organizations and to shut down the most violet market areas. His Drug Market Intervention program, rst used in High Point, N.C. ..., focuses on areas where crack house and agrant street-corner dealing generate crime and disorder. ... (T)he police negotiate community support, ... identify all the dealers and make cases against them. Then comes the surprising part: Instead of being arrested, the nonviolent dealers are called in for a meeting ... They are presented with the evidence against them ... and confronted by angry neighbors, clergy and relatives. Each one is then o ered a choice: Stop dealing and get help to turn your life around, or tell it to the judge. The point is not to eliminate the drug supply but to force dealing into a less agrant and socially damaging form: sales in bars or home delivery instead of street-corner transactions. The results have been spectacular, with long-established markets disappearing overnight. Prof. Kennedys other innovation was the Boston Cease re program. In 1996, violent youth gangs engaged in drug dealing and other crimes were brought in by the authorities and given a simple message: If anyone in your gang shoots somebody, we will come down on every member of the gang for all of his illegal activity. Suddenly gang members had a strong reason to enforce nonviolence on one another, and pressure from peers turned out to be more e ective than pressure from police o cers. Youth homicides dropped from two a month before the program started to none in the following two years. ... The U.S. has reached a dead end in trying to ght drug use by treating every o ender as a serious criminal. Blanket drug legalization has some super cial charm it ts nicely into a soundbite or tweet but it cant stand up to serious analysis. The real prospects for reform involve policies rather than slogans. ... This series has shown proven, alternative programs which are more than theories they are practical applications making a di erence in peoples lives. In Florida, we have found success with very tough three strikes and youre out laws and taking away judicial discretion. But, with any absolutes over a period of time, we have found injustice which cancels justice. In the name of justice, in the name of scal responsibility, in the name of morality as a people, we have to start doing something di erent. We elect judges we feel know justice, then hamstring them with mandatory sentences. They become mere technicians rather than wise interpreters of the law. We elect state attorneys expecting them to have and use discretion, but nd them grandstanding and making political rather than judicious decisions. In this election year, it will be critical to elect lawmakers who will look beyond the easy solutions and nd innovative ways to make the places we call home safer and saner. 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.Memorial Hospital has been named a U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospital in the publications annual Best Hospitals issue. Memorial Hospital was ranked high-performing, meaning it scored in the top 25 percent of hospitals nationwide, in nine medical specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery Diabetes and Endocrinology Gastroenterology Geriatrics Gynecology Nephrology Neurology and Neurosurgery Orthopedics Pulmonology The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care, said Comarow. U.S. News and World Report takes into account patient survival rates, patient safety rates, technology and patient services o ered. We are very pleased the quality care we provide our patients every day is being recognized by such a well-respected organization, said Memorial president and CEO James OLoughlin. Our entire sta works tirelessly to make sure our patients get the best medical experience possible. This is the latest in a series of independent studies that have given Memorial Hospital positive marks for patient safety. Earlier this month Consumer Reports ranked Memorial in the top 10 percent of hospitals in Florida in terms of patient safety. Just last month Memorial Hospital received positive scores for patient safety by the independent Leapfrog Group. Memorial is also the only hospital in Jacksonville to be named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.Political CommentaryAngry mobs and peer pressure can be helpfulBy J. Bruce RichardsonLocal hospital ranked high-performing in nine specialtiesAngelos Barbershop is now open on San Jose Boulevard south of Interstate 295 in Mandarin. They focus on men and provide traditional barbering services, just as owner Dominic Ruscettas family did years ago. Ruscetta explains, Angelo Ruscetta, my grandfather, was a barber in Italy before moving to America in 1911. He inspired me to create my own barbershop were men can come and feel the classic touch of a professional barber!New traditional barbershop opens in MandarinAt Angelos Barbershop, every haircut gets a hot towel neck shave. They o er hot towel face and head shaves. Master barbers are available to welcome you at the door seven days a week. If you want someone who will pay attention to detail and provide real deal barbering services, be sure to visit Angelos Barbershop. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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I have some very compelling reasons and they are as follows. This is the day we pay for our democracy and our freedom. Taxes are the nations only income and without taxes there would be no Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. There would be no FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF, FAA, Customs and even no IRS and the other federal agencies. There would be no federal highways, no Social Security, no Medicare. There would be no government, no judicial, representative or executive branches. Without taxes there would be no VA hospitals, no money for prosthetic legs and arms for our wounded veterans. No military funerals. Yes, you pay for all of this and you should be proud to do it. You have the freedom to gripe about taxes, but this is your duty and your responsibility as an American. There are many out there that do not le and do not pay. There is a very large cash under the table economy. If they would le and pay, we would not have de cits. If the very wealthy would pay just a little more it would be their way of saying, thank you America, for allowing me to prosper in this land of plenty. So help your country, le your tax return and pay your fair share and truly Pledge Allegiance to your Flag and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. May God Bless America. Ben H Cosio Retired IRS Revenue O cer (32 years)Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South, which share a license, were ranked No. 1 among metro Jacksonville hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports annual Best Hospitals rankings, which were released this week. The hospitals were also ranked fth in the state. Baptist Medical Center and Baptist South were the only metro Jacksonville hospitals that were nationally ranked. The hospitals were nationally ranked among the nations top 50 hospitals in two specialties gynecology and diabetes/endocrinology and regionally ranked as high-performing in the following eight specialties: Cancer Gastroenterology Geriatrics Nephrology Neurology & Neurosurgery Orthopedics Pulmonology Urology This years Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nations roughly 5,000 hospitals. Only 148 of the hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. To be considered for ranking, hospitals had to meet certain requirements for size, technological capabilities, and Medicare volume for certain procedures. The 1,868 hospitals meeting those requirements were scored and ranked by specialty based on: Reputation (32.5 percent of the score) Mortality rate (32.5 percent) Patient safety (5 percent) Care-related factors such as nursing and patient services (30 percent) This accomplishment is a credit to the skills, knowledge and dedication of the physicians, nurses and sta said Michael Mayo, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. It gives us feedback that we are hitting our marks for excellence. It is a great honor to be recognized for the care we provide patients and families, says Ron Robinson, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center South. Congratulations to the nurses, physicians and sta for this a rmation of their skill and dedication. The U.S. News rankings are a GPS-like aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care, Comarow said. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases. The U.S. News rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/besthospitals.Letter to the Editor Hospitals ranked No. 1 among Metro Jacksonville hospitals Student Writers Needed!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Then WE are looking for YOU!Mandarin NewsLine is seeking two student writers for paid positions to report this school year on Mandarin High School sports (MHS Sports Roundup) and MHS general school news (MHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@mandarinnewsline.comMandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com achieve their potential and realize their individual gifts, talents, uniqueness, strengths and beauty that they possess, said Girls Inc. dad, William Jackson. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is a nonpro t organization that is dedicated to preparing girls, ages ve through 18, to be self-con dent, responsible and well-rounded individuals. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene t from all year round. They deliver the Girls Inc. national curriculum through their Outreach, AfterSchool, Literacy and Summer programs in Northeast Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dance, please visit www. girlsincjax.org or call 7319933. To register for the Fall Daddy Daughter Dance, please visit www.girlsincjax.org.Dance cont. from pg. 1

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Once reported, the claim initiates an evaluation process to determine if the loss is the responsibility of your insurance company to contractually cover and pay. However, keep in mind the purpose of insurance for consumers is to protect them from nancial disaster, not small expenses. Common sense sets these guidelines. Do le if 1. The loss is large. Experts agree it is not wise to make small claims although the very de nition of small varies. Is it $500? $1,000? It depends on what you can a ord to pay out of pocket. 2. You have not had recent claims. Filing a single claim may have no e ect on your auto or homeowners premiums. (Accident forgiveness) 3. Injuries are involved. If there is a chance someone else in the incident could claim injury, le the claim to protect yourself from an injury lawsuit. In Florida, your own injury bills are payable by your own auto insurance company so if you went to the hospital or received a doctors treatment, I advise to le a claim. 4. You have had the policy with the same company for a few years. Longtime customers who make few or no claims generally will get more leniency then new customers who le claims. Do not le if 1. Your deductible is higher then the value of your claim. Many times it is best to have a damage estimate in hand before calling the insurance company claims o ce. 2. You have had other recent claims and your damage is small. Unfortunately, multiple claims in a short period of time will sometimes trigger rate increases or policy cancellation. Your agent is a valuable resource. A call for help or advice can be a way to eliminate frustration and save money! For additional information, please contact varsity@fdn.com.The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board approved a tentative budget on July 10 that holds steady on its tax rate and re ects a budget that will support District core mission priorities and projects. The tentative 0.3313 millage rate would result in $80.1 million in revenue that would be part of a total $120.8 million budget. The budget is also slated to be funded with state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings, permit fees and fund balances). Under a 0.3313 millage rate.13 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property valuethe owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $49.69 in the coming year in property taxes to the district. Additionally, the board approved a revised budgeting method that provides funding to support only the expenditures anticipated during the scal year. We are taking a responsible approach that is more in line with the way we and other taxpayers spend during tighter budget times, said Governing Board Vice Chairman John Miklos of Orlando. By taking a payas-we-go approach to project spending, we will budget as we anticipate expenses to occur. Through this process, the district budget for scal year 2012-2013, which begins October 1, will more accurately re ect the work being accomplished on an annual basis. The budget considers the total needs for district priority projects, ensuring that projects are su ciently funded to achieve completion. The proposed budget includes funding for priority restoration projects at Fellsmere Water Management Area and provides funds for continued water supply planning, including water conservation, and minimum ows and levels prevention and recovery strategy projects. The tentative budget also supports the districts assessment of groundwater supplies and re ects a continued commitment to increased use of reclaimed water in the Lower St. Johns River Basin. Public hearings on the tentative budget will be held at 5:05 p.m. on September 11 and 25. Final budget adoption will occur at the September 25 meeting.The Florida Department of Education has released the 2012 school grades for Duval County Public Schools. Despite the anticipated decrease in school grades, Duval County Public Schools was the only school district in the state to increase the number of A schools and decrease the number of F schools. A decrease in school grades was expected because of the increased rigor, said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. While we have seen some reductions, they are not as drastic as we anticipated. I commend our teachers and principals for their hard work in preparing our students for the most rigorous expectations in the country. The higher standards were implemented to better prepare students for college and the workforce. Florida Department of Education o cials have been moving to higher academic standards, new assessments that measure students progress toward meeting the standards and higher achievement levels for reading and math. The higher standards, assessments and achievement levels were used to determine school grades this year. Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson addressed a letter to parents and guardians earlier this month explaining the anticipated drop in students and schools grades. This year in Duval County, 115 schools out of the 142 schools earned excellent, good or satisfactory grades, while four schools received a D or F. All of our 21 high schools are still awaiting their grades, which incorporate access to and performance in accelerated coursework, college readiness and graduation rates. High school scores are scheduled to be released in December. School grades are based on the following items: Student pro ciency in FCAT Reading, Math, Science and Writing, including students with disabilities and English language learners; The percentage of students making one year gains in reading and math; and The percentage of the lowest performing students making one year gains in reading and math Additional criteria for high schools includes: The percentage of students who participate in college level courses (AP, IB, AICE and Dual Enrollment); The percentage of students who successfully complete college level courses; Overall graduation rates and at-risk students graduation rates; and College readiness in reading and math The 2012 FCAT results released in May reported that more Duval County students are performing at or above grade level in reading, math and science even with the new standards in place. Complete state, district and school-level summary reports are available at: http://schoolgrades. doe.org.When should I le an insurance claim?By Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance IncDuval only district in state to increase A schools and decrease F schools District board approves tentative budget By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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We are excited to have these new facilities that will enhance the banking experience for our customers, explained Al Allen, 121 Financials Mandarin branch manager. Just by having the drive-through lanes, well be o ering a great convenience for customers. 121 Financial has focused on providing specialized banking services demanded by customers in Mandarin and Julington Creek neighborhoods. We have found that many people in these speci c communities have requested services from us, such as checking with interest, auto loans and mortgages, explained 121 Financial Credit Union CEO William Braddock. These are the type of services we concentrate on in Mandarin. So now with our new facilities and customized services, we think the Mandarin branch has a great potential for our credit union. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!With so many looking for jobs and the opportunities out there limited, many are considering opening their own business. Working for yourself, setting your own hours and calling the shots are appealing. But what about managing your money? Working for yourself o ers exibility, but it also presents unique nancial challenges. Whether you are currently an independent contractor in todays work force or just considering making the leap to entrepreneur, here are four quick tips to help you plan your nancial future. Manage your cash ow: Its so important to be prepared to deal with periods of uneven cash ow. To ensure you always have money reserves, develop a budget that allows for swings in your income. Determine an average of how much revenue you can count on each month and use that as a base for monthly expenses. During months that you earn more, resist the urge to splurge. Instead, stash away extra cash in an interest-earning savings account or money market account. Also, when setting up your budget, consider paying yourself a set salary and keeping your personal and business cash in separate accounts. These steps alone will greatly simplify your life when tax time rolls around. Keep Uncle Sam happy: As an independent contractor, you should receive a Form 1099-MISC from every organization that pays you $600 or more during the tax year. But, you should also keep your own records on what you receive because the income is taxable whether or not you receive a Form 1099-MISC. Since no taxes are withheld, you will need to calculate the amount you owe. Now is the time to invest in a good tax software program or line up a good tax advisor. The IRS website (www.irs.gov) also has guidelines on calculating quarterly tax payments. Keep in mind, you will also have to pay your own Social Security and Medicare taxes. The good news is that the self-employed enjoy many unique tax breaks. Contributions to retirement plans, health insurance premiums, travel costs and o ce-related expenses may be deductible. Your personal tax advisor can help you determine which deductions are applicable to your business. Prioritize protection planning: When working for yourself, its up to you to provide your own health, disability and life insurance to protect your business and your family. At the very least, you should have enough coverage to protect against potential loss of income due to illness or disability, medical and dental expenses not covered by government health plans, and potential medical expenses while you travel. You may also need to boost your home insurance coverage or purchase liability insurance if you have a home-based business. Your best bet is to speak to a licensed nancial professional or accountant to determine how much coverage you really need. Invest in your future: Its never too soon, or too late for that matter, to start saving for retirement. Fortunately, the government a ords the selfemployed many generous tax breaks when it comes to retirement accounts. There are a number of retirement accounts for business owners, including the traditional IRA, Roth Ira, Keogh plan, Simple-Ira, SEPIRA and the Solo 401(k) Pro t Sharing Account that you can consider. Working for yourself can be both exciting and overwhelming, with many new challenges to face, and an equal number of opportunities. Developing a strategy that will help address your goals for economic security and success is an important step to your success. For additional information, please contact judson.mallini@ prudential.com.The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. To celebrate the achievement of the award by two million Boy Scouts and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the rst achievement of the award, the Boy Scouts of America have declared August 1, 2012 as National Eagle Scout Day. There are more than 100 million Boy Scout alumni in the United States. Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout are encouraged to wear their award at work, school and play on August 1, 2012. During the last 100 years, 55,107 Floridians have earned the Eagle Scout Award, including 14,230 in the last 10 years. To achieve this honor, Eagle Scouts must earn 21 merit badges and demonstrate Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, community service and leadership. Additionally, to celebrate National Eagle Scout Day, the 17-county North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting an Eagle Scout alumni barbeque and gathering of Eagle Scouts at the Councils Camp Echockotee, located on Doctors Lake, in Orange Park. Dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required with a $10 admission fee. Special guest speakers as well as an update on scouting are planned; however, the bulk of the evening will be dedicated to networking and visiting with other Eagle Scouts. To RSVP attendance or to get additional information, please contact the North Florida Council at 265-3813 or visit the Council on the web at www.nfcscouting.org. The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated by the United States Congress in 1916 as the countrys premier youth organization to teach citizenship, build character, and to provide physical tness programs to boys. In North Florida, 18,000 boys are involved in Boy Scouting programs.Credit union relocates its Mandarin branch Smart money tips for the self-employedBy Contributing Writer Judson Mallini, Financial Planner, CFP, CLU, Prudential Financial Planning ServicesBoy Scouts of America announces rst annual National Eagle Scout Day Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 The best nurses. The best patient care. Now, thats worth repeating.Please join us in congratulating the nurses, staff and physicians of our ve hospitals and home health care division for simultaneously achieving redesignation as a Magnet Health System. Magnet is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only 7 percent of the hospitals in the U.S. have earned Magnet designation. By reafrming our Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team, and giving to the community. We thank each member of the Baptist Health family for playing a critical role in our ongoing efforts to provide the best patient care and improve the lives of people in our community. For details, go to ebaptisthealth.com.

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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 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 8/31/12. Van Zant brothers, Johnny of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Donny of .38 Special, donated two autographed electric guitars for auction and also sent along another autographed guitar just for Ryan Timoney. Ten percent of the evenings proceeds will aid Ryan Timoney in his recovery. The evening included bluegrass music by One Mandarin Road, The Playing Cards DJs, and line-dancing led by Larry Bass. A bu et of barbequed pork, sausages and chicken with baked beans, green beans, corn-on-thecob, cole slaw and potato salad were catered by Jax Pit BBQ, special events catering and local chef Gerry Ser lippi. The Mandarin and St. Johns communities have been extremely generous in supporting our e orts to serve the deployed men and women of our military forces, said Kathy Signorile, St. Michaels Soldiers founder and president. We are so grateful to the businesses who donated items for our auctions and food for the event. We couldnt do it without them. Our volunteers work tirelessly to ll and ship boxes of goodies to our deployed men and women. When asked what we can send our soldiers, United States Army Specialist Chris Tumlinson loudly told the Hoedown crowd, Snacks! We love snacks. For more information on how you can help or volunteer, please call 599-7855 or visit www.stmichaelssoldiers.org.Hometown hero cont. from pg. 1 United States Army First Lieutenant Ryan TimoneyBaptist Health has been noti ed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that it has obtained redesignation as a Magnet Health System, considered the gold standard among health care organizations for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation. Baptist Health remains the rst and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. This redesignation was earned simultaneously by all ve Baptist hospitals and Baptists home health care division: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Home Health Care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is an independently governed organization within the American Nurses Association, rst granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007. To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The renewal of our Magnet designation re ects our nursing excellence at Baptist Health, says Hugh Greene, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. It is testimony to our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding quality care to our patients and our community. I am proud of the collaboration, leadership and dedication of our entire team as evidenced by successfully maintaining our Magnet status as a health system. Magnet recognition involves a rigorous review process, and the bar is set even higher for achieving redesignation, says Diane Raines, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing of- cer, Baptist Health. We were able to achieve Magnet redesignation because our interdisciplinary team worked together throughout the organization to demonstrate that we can create and sustain the highest level of care for our patients. Years of work went into Baptist Healths Magnet redesignation process. More than 2,000 pages of Magnet documentation were submitted electronically to the American Nurses Credentialing Center in late 2011. In March of this year, the Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 1,000 members of the Baptist Health sta as well as community members and board members. Magnet appraisers visited nursing units at each of Baptists ve hospitals and home health care division during a week-long site visit. Magnet redesignation recognizes that Baptist Health nurses play a critical role in ongoing e orts to improve patient care through a shared governance model. It acknowledges that their nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community. Bene ts of the Magnet Recognition Program include improving patient care, safety and satisfaction; fostering a collaborative culture; and advancing nursing standards and practice. A growing body of research shows that hospitals with Magnet recognition outperform other hospitals in recruiting and retaining top talent.Baptist Health earns second consecutive Magnet recognition Student Writers Needed!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Then WE are looking for YOU!Mandarin NewsLine is seeking two student writers for paid positions to report this school year on Mandarin High School sports (MHS Sports Roundup) and MHS general school news (MHS Happenings) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@mandarinnewsline.com MANDARIN COUNCIL INVITES YOU TO COME & JOIN US AT OUR NEW LUNCH VENUE! a delicious buffet RSVP to by 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at: Thomas.Randy@principal.com

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However you may be unfamiliar with some of the lesser known district boards. To help you understand the importance of one of these boards we are going to relate a little about the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). SWCD was born out of the Dust Bowl period. It was tasked with the mission to protect the valuable top soil and water resources through the control of agricultural erosion, a national emergency during the Dust Bowl period. The basic mission of the District hasnt changed, only today it is called runo not erosion. Also, the major focus and problems are now primarily urban related, not agricultural. Non-point-source pollution, urban runo during rain storms, has become the number one source of soil erosion and surface water degradation in Duval County. Each time it rains, thousands of tons of soil from construction sites, pesticides and fertilizers from thousands of yards and oils and chemicals from miles of paved parking lots and highways ow directly and completely untreated into our creeks and streams and, eventually, into the St Johns River where it is causing catastrophic ecological damage. Given their constitutional authority, SWCD is perfectly situated to take the lead in the conservation and protection of our invaluable soil and water resources. However, over the years many Conservation Districts have lost their focus or have been set in their ways and unable to adapt and meet the challenges of a new era. Because of how easy it is to qualify to run for a District seat, these positions have become little more than stepping-stones to political careers by those with virtually no interest in the goals and mission of the Districts themselves. To combat this stagnation, the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District is now in the position of rede ning itself to address those very issues. For example, two of the ve elected supervisors have not attended a single meeting this year. That means that if any of the other three supervisors has to miss a meeting, no business can be conducted for lack of a quorum. In the face of such adversity, SWCD is forging new ground and moving forward. The District continues to sponsor and strengthen the Fred B. Miller, Jr. Regional Envirothon Competition that involves over 200 high-school students from Duval and Nassau counties in an on-site environmental competition and the Joe Forshee Speech Contest, where students address a current topic of environmental concern. Plans are moving forward to partner with the City of Jacksonville in the preparation of Land Use Plans for Preservation Project properties; developing and coordinating a county-wide award recognizing individuals and organizations who are pushing the envelope of environmental sustainability; sponsoring helpful public programs such as pond management; and investigating ways and means to foster and support urban farming, so that our citizens can have access to fresh, locally grown food. District Supervisors are not paid and the District receives no public funds. The slate of candidates for the upcoming election includes in Group 1, Sebastian Alexander, Keith Gooch, Sr. and Alexander Pantinakis. In Group 2 are Evelyn Coney, Daniel L. Henry, Dave Milton, James Joseph Morton and Greg Tison. For Group 4 the candidates are Brian Allen, Cli ord Martin, Jr., Patrick McCain and Angie Nixon. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these candidates before you step into the polling booth. All of these issues, good and bad, directly a ect the Mandarin area. As a resident of Mandarin you need to step up to the plate, study those candidates who are running and demand that those elected ful ll their obligations to the o ce to which they were elected. For additional information about the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, please visit www.duvalconservation. org.Duval Soil and Water Conservation District elections are importantBy Karl KennellFlorida has something new speci cally designed for aging drivers. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The Coalition, a group comprised of professionals from 28 organizations, created the guide to give aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available. Users will nd safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources and community contacts for every county in the state. Basically, the guide o ers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road. This book compliments the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the cars glove box and available through the: Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center 636 West Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306. Why does Florida need an aging driver guide? Actually, it makes perfect sense when you consider that Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older. Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65. Most people experience a steady decline in some of the skills needed to safely drive as we get older; however, these changes do not a ect all drivers at the same age or in the same way, says Gail Holley, Florida Department of Transportations Safe Mobility for Life program and research manager. It is important for everyone to understand the impact that aging can have on their driving and learn the warning signs and resources that are available to them so they can make the transition when driving may no longer be a safe option. The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. The hope is that users of the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, explore other transportation options if needed and start making a plan for retirement from driving if it becomes necessary in the future.Florida rolls out new guide for senior drivers We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle Learn about Mandarin, its origins and history, as part of your summer reading with Mandarin on the St. Johns. Written by Mary B. Graff in 1953, the work includes early history of our area including Mandarins role in the Seminole Indian and Civil Wars, details on early settlers and historic landmarks and buildings, and its progress into the 20th century. The book also contains several pages of historic photographs including the Mandarin cottage of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Copies of Mandarin on the St. Johns (soft cover, 128-pages) are available for purchase through the Mandarin Community Club. For further information, visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call the MCC of ce at 268-1622. Include Mandarin in your summer reading

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine August 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Experience, Fairness and Dedication KALILFORJUDGE.COM 1017 L ASALLE STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207Michelles vast experience makes her an excellent candidate for county judge. Im proud to support her. Jacksonville Sheri, John Rutherford Recognized as one of Jackson villes Up and Coming Community Leaders Volunteer with Jacksonville Area L egal Aid Volunteer with Sulzbacher Homeless C enter FL Association of Criminal Defense La wyers Jacksonville Women Lawyers A ssociation Women in Business Networking Gr oup More than 14 years of practicing la w Political advertisement paid for and approved by Michelle Kalil for Duval County Judge. Pro-Constitution Pro-Liberty Pro-Military Pro-Life Pro-Family Pro-Fair Tax Pro-Term Limits Pro-Energy Independence Eliminate Federal Debt Less Federal Regulations Paid by Deborah for Congress Endorsed by United Christians of Florida Our schools are headed in the wrong direction. We need change and reform now! Lets build a school system that graduates young people who are with their own businesses.SOUTH MANDARIN LIBRARY 12125 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32223 SOUTHEAST LIBRARY 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32256 MANDARIN LIBRARY 3330 Kori Road Jacksonville, Florida 32257Political advertisement paid for and approved by Coree Cuff for School Board, District 7www.cuff4kids.com 904-250-0078 Early voting August 4-11District 7 early voting locations:Coree Cuff is the mother of an 11-year-old public school student, an engineer and a business owner who has managed more than 1,900 employees and been responsible for budgets over $700 million.Vote Coree Cuff for School Board District 7 www.facebook.com/coreecuff4kids Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. Mandarin NewsLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in Duval County: How and where to register to vote: To register and vote, a person must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States of America and a legal resident of Florida and of the county where he or she intends to vote. A person who is otherwise quali ed may pre-register on or after that persons 16th birthday and may vote in any election held on or after that persons 18th birthday. You must have proof of age available at the time of registration. Additionally, you must not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You What you need to know about voting in Duval Countymust be a citizen of the United States to register to vote. You may register in person Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections O ce located at 105 East Monroe Street. You may also complete a voter registration application at any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library or register online at www.duvalelections. com. For additional locations, registration forms or information on voter registration, call 630-1414. If you are registering for the rst time, you must register 29 days prior to the election. After you have registered you will receive a voter information card in the mail. If you are already registered but have moved, changed your name, changed party a liation or need to update your signature, please call the Supervisor of Elections for instructions. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is no length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 days before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election. Election dates: The 2012 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. (Voter registration deadline was July 16, 2012 for the Primary Election.) The 2012 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is October 9, 2012 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af- liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary. Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Polling Locations: Your voter identi cation Voting cont. on pg. 15Voters Bill of RightsVote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the of cial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question.If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections of cers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections of cers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 I am running for Congress as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE, on a Public Platform; mandating for appropriate Middle Class Wages, a Cost of Living Price Regulatory Agreement, an IRS Deductible National Health Care Plan, and for Full Faith Fiat Issue To Finance Government Services and Provide Employment; this Will Generate the Consumer Purchasing Power we need to sustain Economic Growth. U.S. Representative, District 4 Paid for by Gary L. Koniz for Congress Elect Greg TisonDuval Soil & Water Conservation District Group 2Working for Our CommunityNonpartisan Phone: (904) 207-0147 Email: lgtison@bellsouth.net Follow Me on FacebookVOTE ~ November 6th Endorsed by Duval County Farm BureauPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Greg Tison for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Vice Chairman Health Division District card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. The polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To determine your polling location, check your voter information card, visit www.duvalelections.com or call the Duval County Supervisor of Elections O ce at (904) 6301414. On Election Day, voters will check in with poll workers to determine their eligibility to vote and make sure they are in the correct polling location. Note: In order for a registered voters vote to count, you must vote in the precinct in which you reside. Current and valid photo and signature identi cation are required to vote at the polls. A voter who fails to show photo and signature identi cation will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Acceptable forms of identi cation include: Florida driver license Florida identi cation card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles United States passport Debit or credit card Military identi cation Student identi cation Retirement center identi cation Neighborhood association identi cation Public assistance identi cation About Provisional Ballots: The supervisor of elections is required by law to provide a provisional ballot to certain persons, including: A person who fails to provide the required photo and signature identi cation at the polls on Election Day (See Section 101.043, Florida Statutes) A voter claiming to be properly registered in the state and eligible to vote at the precinct, but whose eligibility cannot be determined (See Section 101.048, Florida Statutes) A person whose right to vote is challenged by any elector or poll watcher (See Section 101.111, Florida Statutes) A person who votes in an election after regular pollclosing time pursuant to a court or other order extending the statutory polling hours (See Section 101.049, Florida Statutes) A person who has received a vote by mail ballot from and returned it to the supervisor of elections o ce, but goes to the precinct on Election Day maintaining he or she has not returned the ballot and remains eligible to vote (See Section 101.69, Florida Statutes) A person who has received a vote by mail ballot from the supervisor of elections and for whom it cannot be determined whether the ballot has been returned to and received by the supervisor of elections o ce (See Section 101.69, Florida Statutes) A person casting a provisional ballot may present written evidence supporting his or her eligibility to vote to the supervisor of elections by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day following the election. Early Voting: As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of elections will provide early voting at designated early voting sites beginning eight days prior to an election and ending two days before the election (August 4, 2012 August 11, 2012). Early voting sites will be open eight hours each weekday and eight hours in the aggregate each weekend. Early voting locations will be designated 30 days prior to an election and locations and times will be publicized at www.duvalelections.com. Absentee voting: As an alternative to voting at your assigned polling location, you may request that an absentee ballot be sent to you. You also may request ballots for immediate family members. Requests may be made for speci c elections or for all elections regularly scheduled through 2014. New requests must be made for elections held in subsequent years. Rather than using the postal system, you may vote absentee at our Main O ce or Branch O ce on or prior to Election Day. To vote in our o ce, you must produce a signed picture identi cation card or complete an a davit. To obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election, visit, write or call our o ce, e-mail us at JAtkins@coj. net or request a ballot online. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali ed, registered Duval County voter may vote by absentee ballot. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, Duval County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Additional information regarding voting in Duval County may be found at the Supervisor of Elections website: www. duvalelections.com. Mandarin NewsLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!Voting cont. from pg. 14VOTE! Its the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012

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Florida has passed legislation and initiated a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program (PPEC) to provide a cost e ective alternative to private duty nursing or institutionalization and reduce the isolation that homebound children may experience. Caregiver Services, Inc. (CSI), a leading provider of caregiving services and Floridas largest nurse registry, has been a pioneer in this program and developed meticulously appointed centers through its CSI-Special Care division to provide medical and therapeutic care in a friendly and nurturing environment. Licensed and regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), CSIs PPEC centers are sta ed by highly skilled and quali- ed nursing professionals and therapists, and o er up to 12 hours of daily health-focused care and therapy services. Already successfully operating in the southern part of Florida, CSI has opened centrally located centers in Jacksonville, near the downtown Wolfson Childrens Hospital and in Fruit Cove, just south of Mandarin. For the surrounding communities, convenient transportation to and from these centers is available. My grandson has a tracheostomy and a feeding tube and has received specialized attention from the nurses at CSI-Special Care, said Janice Chappell, grandmother and caregiver to a patient. Therapies for my grandson are received right there in the center and the nurses are very attentive. They have actually helped in the progression of my grandsons mobility. I know that I can drop him o in the mornings and be con dent that he is receiving the best care possible. Pediatric physicians are turning to PPECs as solutions for their patients and prescribing their services. The PPECs represent a less costly alternative to in-home care or hospitalization and provide social stimulation and peer interaction in a daycare setting. Our PPECs are not only for medically-complex children who have conditions more chronic in nature. Though we certainly have the skilled sta to manage these conditions, many of our patients require less complex supervision such as apnea monitoring or administration of small amounts of oxygen, routines that are not handled at regular daycares due to liability issues, explained Jane Park, RN, Director of Pediatric Services at CSI. Some of our children simply need three or six-month skilled observation, perhaps because of feeding issues or a failure to thrive. CSIs Fruit Cove PPEC can take children by the hour, by the day, by the week or on a longer-term basis. In addition to Medicaid, Private Pay is also accepted. Many stay-at-home parents nd great comfort in leaving their medically dependent child for the day under the care of skilled, compassionate nursing, while they run errands or have a respite. The PPECs operated by CSI are not only ful lling a much underserved need in the St. Johns and Duval communities. At the Fruit Cove location, they are also fostering better pediatric nursing care. CSI works with local nursing education programs to use the PPEC as part of their pediatric clinical rotation. Our CSI nurses working at the PPEC talk and teach, as they perform their routines, to provide nursing students rotating through our center an in-depth understanding of the care of medically-complex children, stated Park. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? 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As many of you know, the Alhambra was saved from extinction in 2009 by Craig Smith, who not only greatly improved the ambience of the gem of a dinner theatre facility, but has also o ered some outstanding theatrical presentations accompanied by gourmet meals! On a recent visit, I was brought up to date on what is going on this summer. Currently a family-oriented production of The Wizard of Oz is being presented. What is special about this is the fact that the Alhambra has chosen to share its success by identifying it as a fundraiser for the Northeast Take a stroll through the beautiful 11 acre park on the banks of the St. Johns River in historic Mandarin and visit the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. The museum provides an intimate venue to discover the history of the area. Artifacts in the museum include items related to the Timuquan Indians and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wintered in Mandarin from 1867-1884, as well as items about the Civil War era and the Union steamboat Maple Leaf, which was sunk o Mandarin Point. The museum also o ers an art gallery featuring Mandarin artists, general information about life in old Mandarin and a small store of books and items related to local history. The park walk includes the 1876 barn and home built by Major William Webb, a boardwalk along the river, a saw mill and the Losco Winery building. Picnic tables and restrooms are available. The city park and museum are located at 11964 Mandarin Road adjacent to County Dock Road. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and the museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free admission. Or you might like to step back into a time when many Mandarin residents shopped and picked up their mail at the old Mandarin Store and Encore!Alhambra brightens summer theatrical entertainmentBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityFlorida Community Hospice. From July 25 to August 19, the theatre will present Jason Petty in Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes. Taking one back to the beginnings of country music, it will make you smile and make you cry as it retells the story of Hank Williams tragic and too short life. Jason Petty has been acclaimed nationally for his presentation, including ve nominations for the New York best actor award. September 5 to October 7 will see a complete change of pace when the Alhambra features Joyce DeWitt in a drama about a middle-aged couple who appear to be living the ideal life. An unexpected appearance by a former boyfriend turns their lives upside down. October 18 to November 25 will change the mood again History comes alive at Mandarin Museum when Phantom, a di erent version of Phantom of the Opera will be presented. This one is unique in that it begins the story early in the life of the phantom, with many twists along the way. And then of course the holiday season will be celebrated November 28 to December 24 with the presentation of White Christmas, a tradition for more than 20 years at the Alhambra. No description of the programs being o ered would be complete without mention of the superb food one gets to enjoy as part of the celebration. After much consideration, the bu et was eliminated. Plated service at ones table is now the routine. The menu is planned to compliment the current production and includes a choice of two or three salads, three entrees and three desserts. All food is prepared under the supervision of Executive Chef De Juan Roy. You can expect a gourmet meal! For additional information you can call 641-1212 or visit the web at www.alhambrajax. com. Post O ce. The Store and Post O ce celebrated a centennial anniversary last year, having opened in 1911. Owned and operated by the Walter Jones family, it was in full operation until 1964. Most folks who lived in Mandarin considered this spot to be the heart of the community the place where everybody met. Stop by and get a feel for Mandarin when it was just a sleepy little village. The building, which is leased by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society from the Mandarin Community Club, was restored by a grant from the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. The old Mandarin Store and Post O ce is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 12447 Mandarin Road and is open the rst and third Sundays of each month from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. You may get more information from the website www. mandarinmuseum.net or by emailing or calling the museum: mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net or 268-0784. (NewsUSA) For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is nding that multivitamins can be the rst line of defense against many di erent types of infections, including respiratory infections and in uenza. Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, its much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death, says Registered and Certi ed Dietitian-Nutritionist Debra Spector. And since some diabetic patients dont normally respond well to treatment, prevention is key. Taking a special diabetes Got diabetes? Take your multivitaminmultivitamin, usually found in the diabetes section of a drugstore, not the vitamin section, allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient de ciencies that can lead to problems. The year-long study among 130 patients, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the incidence of infection was much lower among diabetics who took a multivitamin versus those who did not. Infection occurred in only 17 percent of diabetic patients who took a multivitamin versus the 93 percent who took a placebo. The study also found that regular multivitamin usage reduced the rate of minor urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections in people with diabetes. Because of the nature of the disease, its not uncommon for diabetics to experience nutrient de ciencies. Diabetes medications and frequent urination can lead to the loss of vital nutrients that protect the body. Since there are many health risks that can result from vitamin and mineral de ciencies, I encourage my diabetic patients to nd a multivitamin supplement with more potent levels of important nutrients to meet their needs, says Spector. Learn more about Multibetic and other diabetic products at www.diabeticproducts. com.

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine August 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195 If you experience any of these symptoms, ask your doctor for a referral to Atlas Physical Therapy. Have you ever leaked (even a little) urine? 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 8/30/12 NEED A HAND? I must admit my discovery of DeLand, Florida, was totally by accidentbut I will be back! Its just a little drive from here and it sure beats the tra c jams and ticket prices at the theme parks further south. Our day in DeLand happened during our rst road trip with our new puppy Augie Doggy. He had been a real heathen ever since we got him the rst of the year and we had not allowed him to be out in public. In early April he began trying to go to our beat so to speak and we thought we would take a trial run and go to Daytona Beach for a family Spring Break. To give The Aug an outing we got up early one morning and drove over to Blue Springs State Park to exercise and see the springs. This was a winner idea! The park has plenty of hiking and walking trails and the springs swimming area is adjacent to a huge picnic ground which is completely covered by a canopy of old oak trees. We spread out a blanket and put the puppy on it with his toys and had a great time people watching. Our Hispanic neighbors next to us were having a gourmet cookout complete with fresh skirt steaks and cilantrothey even gave me the recipe! As we headed back to Daytona we decided to go the scenic route and not take the Interstate which took us through the heart of downtown DeLanda photo opportunity in itself! I almost broke my neck when we went down Main Street and passed all the little boutiques and restaurants. Then we hit the campus of Stetson University and its beautiful historic buildings. I decided then and there we would be back! Less Augie Doggy! When I came home I researched DeLand on the internet and found more out about this little gem in central Florida. This was the rst community to receive the MainStreet designation in 1997 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Society. MainStreet DeLand holds over 50 events each year to include the famous Fall Festival held in November. There are six museums in town, numerous specialty shops and more restaurants than your palate can contend with, all in walking The 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 Councilmember Matt Schellenberg with Whole Foods employees Adrienne Cartagena, marketing team leader and Heather Olsen, Healthy Eating and Green Mission specialist at the Adopt-ARoad sign installation ceremony for Whole Foods Market on Friday, July 20. The Lifestyle GuruDay trippin to DeLand!By Joy Hartleydistances from each other. But if you are more the outdoorsy kind, continue down U.S. Highway 17 a little ways to DeLeon Springs for canoeing and kayaking and paddleboat activities in the 73 degree waters. This workout would be a must if you start your day eating pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant on the corner! Oh! You could end the day by taking advantage of the world class skydiving facilities in DeLand which is also known as the Sky Diving Capital of the world! See what I told youthis is a little gem of a place! Just go to Mainstreetdeland.org or Discoverdeland.org for more information. Speaking of pancakes, I must share with you our familys favorite recipe. Julias Pancakes 2 cups biscuit mix 1 egg 1/2 cup oil 1 cups club soda Combine all ingredients dont over mix! Pour in hot skillet. These are so u y! We Need a Home!Name: Doozer Sex: Male Weight: 57.5 lbs Hair: Tan with a little black Birthday: May 15, 2005 Relationship: Single & looking. Anniversary: 4 months with JHS. Interested in: Dental disease research Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Name: Amy Sex: Female Hair: Sleek, Black and Short Birthday: January 21, 2010 Relationship: Single and looking for the right family. Anniversary: 5 months at JHS Interested in: Working out... one day soon!Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank

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Movie ReviewMen in Black 3Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) This months movie review belongs to the lm Men in Black 3, an action lm for adults and teens. Aliens, aliens, everywhere, even on the moon. In a specialty prison, Boris the Animal, performed by Jemaine Clement, is an alien who shoots dartlike projectiles from his palms. He plans his escape so he can go back and kill the man who destroyed one of his arms. That man is Agent K, portrayed as veteran K by Tommy Lee Jones and young K by Josh Brolin. When word of his escape is released, Agent K does not share past adventures with his partner Agent J, played by Will Smith, Like other high risk boats, personal water craft, known as jet skis are small and tend toward being for one person. Most allow for a passenger and some hybrids are larger and challenge distinction from a runabout. Unlike paddle craft, PWCs feature speed, noise and display. They are heavy and maneuver quickly. They are in fact waterborne motorcycles with all the danger of their wheeled cousin plus they dont have brakes. While their drivers seek fun, the machine tempts some to impinge on other boaters and swimmers trying to enjoy their fun. The July 1 death of retired astronaut Alan Poindexter at Pensacola Beach serves to re-straining their relationship. The next day in the MIB o ce, suddenly no one but Agent J knows who Agent K is; all of the other MIB agents only know that such an agent died in 1969. Boris the Animal must go back in time to complete his plan and that time is 1969. Agent Js mission is to go back in time to save K. In this time-travel pursuit, J will learn answer some questions regarding his own past as he sees how K becomes the man he is in the future. This lm, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, is fast-paced and entertaining in the action and comedy delivered by Will Smith, his straight men and the many aliens. Josh Brolin also provided a fabulous performance as young K; his timing, syntax and expressions mirror what Tommy Lee Jones would have looked like if he played the part. The special e ects and alien development are as always scary and hilarious at the same time for many of these creatures. For a prequel-sequel, it is a summer winner of the light and funny variety with just enough action to keep it stimulating. The motorized unicycles were very cool and made me hope someone would market that. An enjoyable lm all around.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHigh risk PWCs are watercyclesBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8mind us of the potential danger of a maneuvering PWC. In this sad case, one of his sons drove his watercycle too close and struck Poindexter riding as passenger on the rear of another PWC. The auxiliary in some areas have their own PWCs to permit patrol of shallow areas and special situations. Our safety checks are also adapted to the realities of a PWC, principally the life preserver, cuto switch, operator age and daytime limitation. As for water-skiers, Florida requires that everyone on or towed behind a PWC wear a USCG-approved life jacket and not the in atable variety. The operator also must have an engine cuto lanyard attached to them. Those operators also must be at least 14 years of age and at least 18 to rent a PWC. These vehicles are legally operated only from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. As you can see, PWC safety is focused on the operator, who is the key component to responsible use of the machines speed and maneuvers. As part of a free examination, the Vessel Safety Examiners will discuss the life jacket, sound signaling devices, re extinguisher, vessel condition, distress signals, registration display and operation. 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The goal of RAP is to prevent future violence by educating students about violent and nonviolent behaviors and healthy versus unhealthy dating relationships. RAP also covers bullying, harassment and stalking through technology which has become a growing trend among teens today. The Pew Research Center states one in three teens say they are text messaged 10, 20 and even 30 times an hour by a part-You have one new message: Talk to your teen about textual harassmentBy Contributing Writer Jasmine Dionne Williams, Hubbard House Internner keeping tabs on them. I stopped telling students a number and I started telling them to pay attention to how many and how fast, said Kaupa. They should be asking themselves how comfortable they feel receiving and responding to the messages, but the problem is a lot of teens dont take the threats seriously. Many teens have a hard time distinguishing the di erence between a partner who is caring and a partner who is controlling. Some teens become accustomed to the harassment and therefore, fail to view it as such; however, the problem doesnt stop at the teens ngertips because 82 percent of parents whose teens were emailed or text messaged 30 times an hour were not aware of the harassment. Textual harassment often goes unnoticed by parents because the messages are usually private and hard to block. Kaupa explained that there may not be any warning signs until the situation is already overwhelming. So, she suggests having a conversation about the responsible use of a cell phone before one is given. There has to be some kind contractual boundaries set in place before a cell phone is given and parents should also consider why they want their teen to have one in the rst place, she says. The impact of textual harassment can be devastating, but there are some ways to avoid it. The most important thing you can do is to keep the lines of communication open between you and your teen. If your teen is comfortable talking to you, he or she will be more likely to show you disturbing texts or even ask for your help if they are being bothered by text messages. In addition to having great communication with your teen, teaching them to have the responsibilities that come along with owning a cell phone is also imperative. Help them understand the importance of only giving their number to people they know and trust. Furthermore, you can monitor the phone bill by checking how many texts your teen is getting per day and also the times and who is sending the text messages. Its important to take note of any suspicious activity, like a heavy volume of messages from an unknown number and discuss this with your teen. Finally, as a parent looking to protect their teen, it helps if you know and understand the technology they are using. A lot of parents get nervous when it comes to the latest gadgets, but if you are not aware of new technological advances and the way they impact your teen, youll have a hard time explaining to them what it is youre protecting them from. If someone is textually harassing your teen, you should document and save the messages. Notify the police if the text messages are threatening and contact your carrier to block the sender. You may also want to consider changing their number or temporarily disabling their texts as well. 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.Summertime is here! As you prepare for summertime fun, whether traveling or just enjoying the weather outdoors, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville urges you to remain aware that summer poisoning hazards can threaten your familys health. As children are out of school for the summer, they may be spending more time unsupervised in or out of doors with ready access to potentially dangerous plants and home products, cautions Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville. Poison proof your home and outdoor areas by following a few simple tips to reduce the chance of accidental poisoning emergencies. However, if a poisoning emergency does occur, call the Poison Help line at 1-800-2221222.Celebrate the summer safely Barbeques are a summertime staple. Every summer the Poison Center has to deal with accidents involving charcoal lighter uid. Keep these products in their original containers and prevent access to them by children. Do not induce vomiting as this can make it worse. Food poisoning, a common occurrence during this typically warm weather, is caused by bacterial growth in certain foods, such as mayonnaise-containing products or uncooked foods, when they are not handled, cooked or stored properly. Symptoms of the most common types of food poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and fever. One or more of these symptoms usually develop within a few hours to a few days after eating the spoiled food. To stay safe, wash all counter tops, utensils and hands with warm, soapy water prior to and after food preparation; thawing meat and poultry in the refrigerator; and, avoiding leaving perishable food out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. When traveling, store medications, personal products, insect repellent or sunscreen in locked suitcases away from children. Avoid bringing along a few pills in unmarked containers as these may not be child-resistant and they are unlabeled as to content or quantity. Always follow directions carefully when using insect repellents as some products are not meant to be applied to the skin. Only apply insect repellents to exposed skin. When applying to the face, spray on the hands and rub onto face, being careful to avoid the eyes and mouth. Do not spray on childrens hands as they tend to rub their eyes and/or place their hands or ngers in their mouths. If camping, be careful of the underbrush, as it could contain poison ivy or stinging/ biting animals. Remember, Leaves of three, let it be. For any poisoning emergencies or for poison-related questions, call the Poison Help line toll free, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-222-1222.

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine August 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 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 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 By nature, Im a perfectionist. I enjoy clean spaces, I do my best at every task Im given and I dont like to be interrupted whether Im talking, writing, cleaning or teaching. And God, in His in nite wisdom, gave me six very talkative, very busy children. Very funny, God. Let me tell you, the spotless house and never being interrupted went out the door pretty early on. But my desire for those things is deeply entrenched. When I only get three words out before someone nishes my sentence or asks a totally unrelated question, I dont just get a little irritated. I feel annoyed. I feel angry. I hate to tell you this, but it gets much uglier. I would rather clear the clutter o the counter and put the Loving Family dollhouse in order than play dolls with my little loving family. In short, I am sel sh. I much prefer to accomplish my goals than to pour myself into loving my littles. I confess this to you for two reasons: one is to dispel the idea that moms of many are inherently patient. No, were really not. Patience is a daily Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday August 1, The Bible; Wednesday August 8, Hard to be Healthy; Wednesday August 15, Lonely...; Wednesday August 22, An Unsolved Mystery. 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.LTCHopeJAXe.com. All children, ages kindergarten through those entering the sixth grade, are invited to Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School being held Monday through Friday, August 6 through 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Family Fun Day Finale will be on Saturday, sAugust 11 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. with concessions, water slide, games and more! Mega Sports Camp will be held at Freedom Christian Fellowship, located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. Parents, please log on to www.fcfjax.org to pre-register and sign up for the sport/activity that interests your child. The game of football can be very confusing if you dont know the rules, yet the basics are simple. On Sunday, August 19 at 5:00 pm, Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Reform Temple) has invited Coach Larry Pasquale, with help of audio visual equipment, to share the basics of football, the object of the game and various ways to score to the layout of the eld. One of the original Jaguars coaches, Pasquale has had 39 years coaching experience with 20 of those years as a special teams coach as well as a TV and radio commentator. He has a weekly radio show, Inside the Game, which is on our local radio station 1320. His football class at UNFs Osher New to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville invites you to a monthly co ee and schmoozing program the rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. 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. There are no solicitations. Plan to join us on September 5. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. Registration is underway at Mandarin United Methodist Church for the fall soccer season at www.mandarinumc.com. Evaluations will be August 6, 7 and 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We anticipate close to 300 players and will need coaches and o cials. Being a coach or o cial is an opportunity to change a childs life. We offer training and support. Please contact Mike Groos at mgroos@ mumc.net or 318-1782 if you are interested.Purposeful ParentingLoving your Littles By Allie Olsen Temple presents popular Football 101challenge for me. Times six. But I am a strong believer that every cloud has a silver lining or to use Biblical terms, all things work for the good of those who love God. How does having twice as many kids help me to grow in patience? I may learn patience a little quicker because I have twice as many chances to practice! The second reason for my confession is to encourage you! If I, a sel sh perfectionist, can learn to love my littles and all the messes that accompany them, anyone can! Ill share a few of my secrets to loving little angels (and monsters): Stop. Yes, stop whatever youre doing and give them your attention. Play, take a walk or read a book. Just do something together. Involve them in what youre doing. Sure, it takes twice as long to make dinner with helpso start early and include a job the littles can help with. Mine love to make salads (I chop, they layer and toss), stir, wash veggies in the sink... be creative! Be interrupted. As often as Lifelong Learning program is a favorite because of his entertaining and interesting presentations. Larry grew up in Brooklyn, New York and now lives in Ponte Vedra. The pot luck dinner will include delicious hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled by Temple Brotherhood. Guests are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to feed themselves plus eight others. The cost is $7 per person. The Temples adult activities committee asks that you please call or email to RSVP to Barbie Young at 2627885 or Isabel at tempo18@ comcast.net. This program is designed for adults only. Get ready to enjoy and understand the new season of the Jacksonville Jaguars.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com you are able, be available when youre asked. Take not right now and in a minute out of your vocabulary! Tie the shoe, brush the dolls hair, look at the LEGO creation. The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking proposals for grant projects in Florida that will address unmet maternal health needs. Forms and instructions for the 2013 grant program are available on our website, marchofdimes. com/ orida. There are two applications processes for the 2013 grant program. For projects of $3000 or less, applicants should use the Community Award Application. For projects on interconception and post-partum health, applicants should use the Florida Chapter Grant Application. Completed applications are due at 12:00 noon on August 31, 2012 and late applications will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Donna Poynor at dpoynor@marchofdimes. com or 352-642-8291. These grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission to give every baby a healthy start, according to Julie Samples, MSN, ARNP, March of Dimes State Program Services Chair. We are grateful that our successful fundraising e orts, such as March for Babies, make it possible for us March of Dimes grants availableto support new initiatives for stronger, healthier babies in Florida. The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit the March of Dimes website at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language website at nacersano.org. Got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It" 904-262-2217 Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes" 904-945-6420 Registering Now for Fall Classes Fall classes will begin August 6th Back to School Guide Now Enrolling for Summer Camp and Fall Riding lessonsAmy B arnett C erti e d R i d ing I nstr uc tor by the Am eri c an R i d ing I nstr uc tor A sso c iation Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Al a dd in Rd. J ack son v i ll e Fl ori d a 32223904-654-3561 (ARA) Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when were young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day. Making the e ort to nurture your childs brain with both proper nutrients and varied experiences, especially when they are young and developing at such a fast rate, is crucial, says speech pathologist Lauren Zimet, founder of Early Insights, LLC and an expert on childhood brain development. The connections in brain circuitry can be enhanced through the environments and activities a child is exposed to, and participates in, as well as the nutrients a child consumes. Zimet o ers ve tips to help parents enhance healthy brain development in their children, positioning them for success in school today and Five ways to help kids boost their brain powerwell into their future: 1. Select a rainbow. Its no secret that the bene ts of fresh fruits and vegetables are numerous, but thanks to the results of ongoing research, you can con dently add brain health to that list. Encourage your children to eat a colorful array of produce (organic when possible) each day so they get the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needed to nourish and protect their growing brains. If your child is resistant to eating produce, encourage them to come shopping with you and select something new to try. Kids are more likely to eat what they have selected themselves. 2. Relax the right way. While its true that exercise boosts brain power, its also important to teach children how to relax. Balancing activity with relaxation is important so that kids dont get too stressed, which can impact the brains development and lead to learning and behavior problems. Teaching children early on the bene t of setting goals, working towards those goals and giving their brain and body time to relax are important life skills. When its time to relax, skip the TV and teach your child that taking a walk in nature, reading a book or drawing are great ways to unwind. Deep breathing is also an excellent practice to teach children of all ages. 3. Eat omega-3 brain food. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are critical to a childs brain development. They are called essential because we need them for optimal health. The problem is that our bodies cannot manufacture them and we can only get them from the food we eat or supplements we take. While sh, nuts and seaweed are good omega-3 sources, kids typically dont gobble down these foods. That leaves many parents worried that their kids arent getting enough, and with omega-3 de cits linked to ADHD, dyslexia and other behavioral and psychological disorders, many are turning to supplements for their children. Experts agree that the safest, most reliable source of the most important essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA) is a high quality sh oil supplement. 4. Happy brains are hydrated brains. Staying hydrated is important for growing brains and bodies. Water can improve energy, increase mental and physical performance, remove toxins and waste from the body and keep skin healthy and glowing. Based on the trillions of cells in the body that need water to function, most nutritionists agree that children need more, not less H20. To estimate how many ounces of water your child should drink daily, divide his or her weight in half and aim for that number of ounces per day. 5. Be a positive support system early on. Learning is a complex process, but children will be more open to trying new things when they know their parents believe in them. Under Florida Law:A child must have successfully completed kindergarten in order to be eligible for rst grade. Children may enter kindergarten if they will be ve years old on or before September 1st. Children may enter rst grade if they will be six years old on or before September 1st, and have successfully completed kindergarten. All children who will be six years old by February 1st must attend school. All children must attend school until they reach the age of 16.Boost brain power cont. on pg. 24How to register your child for schoolThis is Florida law and there are no exceptions. Source: www.duvalschools.org

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine August 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Peas in a Pod Learning CenterFREE VPK ~ 6 weeks to 5 years old 6:30a-6:30p www.peasinapodjax.com Lic# C04DU0816 Fall Registration (Across from Zaxbys)academyofdancejax.com (Classes Begin August 27) (ClassesBeginAugust27) Back to School Guide (ARA) Academic performance expectations, attendance at school functions and balancing extra-curricular activities with time for homeworkparents and children have a lot to talk about at the beginning of the school year. Few conversations, however, will be as important or as fraught with tension as discussing how children should and should not behave online. While many kids look forward to reuniting with school friends from last year, theyll be meeting new people, too. Many of those interactions will take place, in part, in the digital world, bringing online child safety front-of-mind for parents as back-to-school season arrives. To help protect your child while he or she is online, start the school year with three important conversations: How to behave when connecting online: The anonymity of the internet makes meeting strangers seem appealing and safe. But kids should use at least the same level of cauAugust is Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month, and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. A complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist that you know and trust literally sets the stage for the next 80 years, says Dr. Levine, pediatric ophthalmologist with Clay Eye. Strong vision can be a lifechanger for children. I encourage parents to give your child the best chance for success with an eye exam when theyre ready to start school at four or Acknowledging e ort, instead of the outcome, strengthens a childs belief in himself or herself. Teaching goal setting, prioritizing activities and working o of check lists exercises the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brain. Experimentation through trial and error is the way the brain learns best. Giving your childs brain what it needs to grow strong can help him or her at school and in all social situations, adds Zimet. Utilizing these tips is a great way to help position your child for success in the coming school year, and beyond.August is Back to School and Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month ve years old. Dr. Levine, who has extensive experience in pediatric ophthalmology, joined the Clay Eye team in July 2011. He is the only pediatric ophthalmologist within the eight physician practice and one of the few pediatric specialists in the region. Hes a resource that parents now have access to right in their own community. Good vision is such an important part of a childs development and is the foundation for education. I suggest if there is a concern, that you get an honest opinion from someone with experience. I have over a decade of experience in pediatric ophthalmology and emphasize a strong connection between doctor and child. While I specialize in kids, Im happy to see patients of any age. 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!Three must-have talks about online child safetytion when meeting someone new online as they would in the real world. Explain to kids why they should never initiate or accept online contact from someone they havent rst met in person; given all the information we tend to give away in our online pro les, its like walking up to a stranger on the street and inviting him or her into your home. Employ tools like SafetyWeb to help keep kids safe online. The tool helps parents monitor online activity and includes an active blog/forum that allows parents and pros to discuss the latest child-rearing challenges of the digital age. Review the privacy settings on your childs social media accounts so that your son or daughter understands whats visible to friends, and what is visible to everyone else (preferably, nothing). Create the social media accounts with your child so that you know what sites she uses and who her online friends are. Back to School 2012 Duval County First Day of School Monday, August 20Boost brain power cont. from pg. 23 Got news?886-4919Online safety tips cont. on pg. 25

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From downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park many of the sh being caught were species you would expect to be caught closer to Mayport than the Buckman Bridge. Whiting and blue sh which usually inhabit beaches and bays were biting the baits meant for weak sh. Dolphins were chasing bait at Doctors Lake and tripletail was spotted around crab buoys. It was really beginning to look like this was going to be a memorable summer of shing. Then came the rain. What makes our area of This summer has been brutal at times, which hardly needs saying. Torrential rains and high temperatures make for less than ideal conditions for gardening. However fall is on the way and its a great time to consider what cool season vegetables youd like to enjoy. For greens and cruciferous vegetables, good choices might be Swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli and that ubiquitous southerner, collards. While none of these are exotic, they are fairly easy to grow and all vegetables can be more valuable straight from the garden as the freshest vegetables are the tastiest. Stir-frying in a little canola oil or steaming lightly, will help retain vitamins. Broccoli can become a cut and come again croponce the main head has been harvested you can look forward to weeks of smaller, tender side shoots, looking just like miniature broccoli heads. Just dont discard the plants before giving them a chance to develop.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkathe St. Johns unique to other areas of the river is the salinity of the water. The o cial dividing line of the St. Johns River from freshwater to saltwater is the Main Street Bridge downtown. In reality, from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs the rivers water is usually brackish. Rainfall amounts here and as far south as Brevard County can greatly determine the location of the rivers brackish water by dozens of miles north or south. Heavy rains in early June were much needed for our drought stricken area. Area lakes and ponds were replenished and dying lawns were revived. It looked like we had dodged a bullet, as too much rain at one time could have been devastating to the salt levels needed for our summer time shing and shrimping. We were fortunate most of the heavy rains did not fall further south causing a ushing e ect of the river. The salinity was reduced sending those beach and bay sh back to where they came from, but shing remained good. Unfortunately a few weeks later we were hit again with heavier and more widespread rain. The additional June rains have diluted the amount of salt in the river once again leaving us with uncertain shing and shrimping conditions. However, the rains could have been just what the river needed, correcting the extreme intrusion of saltwater and pushing back the boundaries of brackish water further north. Time will tell over the next few weeks, but its possible we may still have good shing ahead and dodged a bullet after all. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak sh at your favorite hole. Lots of bream in neighborhood ponds. Get your shrimp nets ready as shrimping should begin to warm up towards the end of the month. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. GardeningLooking forward to fall?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASThe University of Florida is a great source of information on vegetable gardening. Check out http://solutionsforyourlife. com/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/veggie_gardening.html. Fall is also a good time to review your ower and shrub plantings. By August there may be casualties you want to replace and overgrown spring- owering perennials that need dividing. Plan to tackle these tasks when the weather is really cooling down and youll have greater success than trying to do so in the heat of summer. If disease has been the problem, particularly root rot, it might be prudent to replace that plant with one from a di erent family. The disease may be lingering in the soil and could simply attack the replacement For more detailed information on topical gardening, I can recommend the bi-monthly newsletter from our Duval County Extension Service, A New Leaf. (http://duval.ifas.u edu/documents/nleafJulyAugust2012.pdf) The monarch butter ies will be more evident in the weeks to come, as they prepare to migrate south for the winter. If you have plenty of blooms such as pentas, this will lure them into the garden and a bonus for them would be to nd members of the milkweed family on which to lay their eggs. Its always fun for kids and adults! to see the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to butter y. If you are handy you can simply use an old cardboard box with a mesh lid as a caterpillar house. (Or you can buy a ready-made version.) Give it plenty of fresh milkweed to eat and it will very quickly grow and transform into a beautiful green and gold chrysalis. Once that stage is reached the caterpillar within is undergoing its transformation and it wont be many days until the new butter y splits the chrysalis and emerges, wet and crumpled, from its con- nes. The wings take several hours to plump up and become functional. Once the monarch is ready to y, carefully shift the box outside and place it near some owers. Remove the lid and watch. Who knows, your hatchling may be one of the millions of monarchs that will make its way to overwinter in Mexico! Photo by Peggy Greb (www.ars.usda.gov) Congratulations to the new club of cers elected at the River City Womens Clubs April meeting. Pictured are Hilda Bryson, treasurer; Marian McMahan, rst vice president; Betty Harrelson, president; Liz Roch, recording secretary; and Chris Buckley, parliamentarian. The River City Womens Club offers Friendship and Philanthropy, having many fun fundraisers during the year. The funds are then distributed 100 percent to two or more charities voted on by members at the clubs March meeting. For additional information or to join the club, please contact jaxmarian@comcast.net.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com August 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Camel riding isnt a popular means of transportation in the United States, but a method Ive always wanted to try. As luck goes, I was blessed with two diverse opportunities within one month. The rst came when I traveled to Jordan and spent two nights in a Bedouin tent camp. The desert at Wadi Rum reigns as an ideal location for a camel trek. Lawrence of Arabia described the landscape with, red sands that stretch like seas between mountains of crimson sandstone. The rock monoliths sculpted by nature resemble the drippings of candle wax on a monumental scale. On the morning of my ride, owners in long owing robes crossed the dunes and walked alongside their herd. The scene looked like it a sepia-tinted photograph from a history book, except the two Bedouin were talking on cell phones. Okay, I thoughtdigital age dromedaries. They cushed the camels (lowered to a kneeling position) and covered their basic saddles with blankets. Stirrups are not part of a camels gear, so one grips the tufts of hair atop the hump. To get on, I ung one leg over the beast, feeling my yoga class stretches coming into use. I casually shimmied my butt into place and hunkered down. Suddenly, my camel erupted upward nearly tossing me o its back as it leaped to its fore-knees. Then, in a two-stage process, its back legs extended and I was nearly catapulted forward over its head. I then found myself riding at the height that would guarantee a slam dunk into a basketball net. Woo-hoo! The rst few minutes gave me a bumpy, disconcerting ride, as my body jostled to and fro. But soon I began to adapt and enjoy the feel of the gentle compression of my camels hooves into the sandy sea. The view on camelback is spectacular; youre about twice as high as when riding a horse and the desert scenery is gorgeous. Later in the month, I found myself at the Safari Wilderness Ranch in Central Florida. TravelRiding camels here and thereBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comBelieve it or not, I mounted a camel here for another ride. They use an easier method to get on and o but honestly its not as much fun nor as hair-raising as my original. Polk County camel riders step up onto a platform at the dromedarys height. Then, riders simply toss a foot over. The camel does not rise or descend. In Florida, the saddles had metal frames which guarantee a secure ride. Once beyond the loading zone, the sensation of riding is identical, except the safari traverses grass instead of sand. While riding through Wilderness Park I saw zebras, lemurs, wart hogs, cattle, deer, antelope and Water Bu alo. Safari Wilderness Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds and no lines; its a natural adventure with guides who explain the herds of exotic game. Safari vehicles tted with shade canopies offer an alternative tour. I highly recommend a trip to Jordan; the country is safe, the people are friendly and the archeological ruins outstanding. A camel ride across the desert is a cherished memory, but I have to admit, a threehour car ride gave me a similar, close encounter with the humped beasts. If you go: www.jordantours-travel.com/cms/ or www.SafariWilderness.com Digital age dromedaries! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLine Total circulation of 26,000+ Addresses (September Deadline to reserve space 8/14) Now is the time to advertise your . Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year, Sports, Day Care, Schools and Back to School Business Specials! Community Newspapers are a ordable and they work! We o er complimentary ad design Ad sizes to suit every budget Back to School & Back to School & Back To Business! Back To Business! SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Page 3 Whats New Pge4NEW! Political Opinio itJournWhats Insid Volume 5, Issue 9 June 2011 On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in April, a group of volunteers and their friends gathered to witness City Council President Jack Webb present a Resolution. This formal address wasin honor of some Mandarin hfor20years had been nityCity Council President Jack Webb presents City Council Resolution to Mary Kaminski and Bonnie McNulty, co-directors of the Mandarin Food BankTeam Kids 4 A Cure participated in their sixth Relay For Life on April 16-17. This American Cancer Society event takes place every spring at Mandarin High School. Its an 18-hour event representing cancer never sleeps and at least one team member must be represented on the track during the entire 18 hours. Kids 4 A Cure, with members between the ages of ve and 15, is just one of over 50 teams that participated and helped raise over $100,000 this year. Team Kids 4 A Cure was started by James and Jordan Har-Survivor Lap Mandarin Food Bank celebrates 20th and needed now more than ever!By Donna KeathleyThe Mandarin food Bank was born 20 years ago this April, when 16 women from St. Josephs Catholic Church began dispensing food to needy families in the community out of a small building on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Hood Landing Road. Prior to that, the Social Concerns itteeof the church had been tthistask working out of a small garage at the church. The food bank volunteers tell stories of how their ministry grew. It was as if Mandarins churches, schools, businesses, civic groups and dedicated individuals formed a circle of love around the cause immediately after their doors opened. The original 900 square foot building quickly needed expansion due to the success of the program. The church received a grant from the Powers Foundation, which along with donations from many vendors helped to complete the rst addition. The second addition of 5,000 square feet, which was completed in 1996, allowed the food bank to grow in their commitments to the community. This expansion helped to create services such as a year-round migrant worker project which feeds ve camps of men and women located just south of St. Augustine. Also room was found to conduct life skills classes for clients, allowing the food bank Mandarin Food Bank cont. on pg. 5Relay for Life cont. on pg. 14Mandarins Relay for Life unites communityBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harringtonrington six years ago, when they were only in third grade and their uncle was diagnosed cancer. They have raised over $50,000 since they started. All the kids on their team have been affected by cancer in some way and they want to make a different and help nd a cure for this disease. 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Once a week these intrepid gardeners visited three of their members beautiful gardens followed by a group meal at some of Mandarins best lunch spots. Since the clubs monthly gardening instructional meetings were on hiatus for the summer, these gardening enthusiasts Group raises funds to help hometown hero injured in AfghanistanBy Contributing Writer Claire Diamond Sano Diane Timoney shares details of the day of her sons injury in Afghanistan with attendees at the St. Michaels Soldiers second annual All-American Hoedown and Auction. Photo by Bert Brohmanhis military unit were attacked by an Afghani suicide bomber. Two of Ryan Timoneys friends were killed and he was severely wounded. He is now stateside receiving rehabilitation therapy, with a long road ahead to recovery. When Diane Timoney concluded her remarks, there wasnt a dry eye in the house. This was Diane Timoneys “ rst public speaking engagement since her sons injury and she came to thank the Mandarin/St. Johns community, as well as the volunteers of St. Michaels Soldiers, a ministry of St. Josephs Catholic Church that raises money to send home-sweet-homeŽ care packages to deployed military members. Diane Timoney thanked the crowd for their prayers, positive thoughts and get-well wishes, even citing the cards from the children at St. Josephs School, where Ryan Timoney attended as a youngster, as a source of comfort and inspiration. The Hoedowns activities included both a live and silent auction. During the live auction, auctioneer Ricky Brooks engaged the crowd in bidding on sports and rock-n-roll memorabilia. One man won the bidding for a New York Jets football, signed by quarterback Mark Sanchez and immediately handed the prize to Diane Timoney for her son. Rock-n-rolls Girls Inc. announces fall season’s Daddy Daughter Dance Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown and how it is become a tradition in many families.Ž Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting over 500 dads (or special men in their lives) and daughters. The event is $80 for each daddydaughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for a sensational night. Im sure I speak for many fathers that were in attendance and say thank you, Girls Inc. for your e orts and we as fathers support your labors in helping our daughters Mandarin garden tours fun and educationalBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubdecided to take advantage of the down time and learn from each others personal gardens. And learn they did! No two gardens were the same. 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Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Uncork some fun at the Jacksonville Humane Societys 14th annual Toast to the Animals on Friday, August 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Enjoy beer from title sponsor North Florida Sales, wine, gourmet hors doeuvres and desserts. Bid on one-of-a-kind items in the live and silent auctions including fun trips, unique memorabilia and exciting experiences. Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds bene“ t JHSs mission to end the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals in Jacksonville. Please visit www.jaxhumane.org or call 725-8766 for tickets. 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 August General Meeting of The All Star Quilters Guil d will be held on Monday, August 20 at 9:30 a.m. in First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, Sew Whats New,Ž will be presented by Martha Bainbridge of the Calico Station Quilt Shop. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail. com or 253-0586. The Italian American Club reopens on Sunday, August 12 for our Sunday dinner and general meeting. We have a day at the Orange Park Kennel Club planned along with a casino cruise going out of Melbourne, our dinner for Stand Up To Cancer and in October our annual Festa Italiana. Come and join us! If you are interested in joining our club, check out our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com or call John at 262-5905. The Koch/Gregory family is hosting a fundraising dinner dance to help one of our Mandarin neighbors, Mary Russo Holm, who is “ ghting breast cancer. The dinner dance will be held at the Italian American Club on Saturday evening, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. Mary Holm is a devoted wife and mother of three small children. All proceeds will be given to the Holm family to help with medical bills, child care and whatever else is needed. There will also be a silent auction with fabulous prizes. The cost of $50 per person, payable in advance, includes a delicious Italian bu et, dessert and dancing with a DJ. Please email Alison Gregory at sistaal@ymail.com to con“ rm your dinner reservation. 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. Mark your calendars for the $1.00 Clothing Sale at Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The sale will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Available for purchase will be gently worn clothing for women, men and children, to include dress, casual and sport styles, as well as shoes and purses. For additional information, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. 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. Sugar Arts Guild of North Florida meets monthly at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. We are an organization of sugar artists, cake designers and confectioners from Northeast Florida who enjoy getting together every month to visit, watch a demonstration and sample each others creations. Whats New cont. on page 4

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Mandarin Landing Animal Hospital & Pet Resort 50% OFF Your Pets First Exam with Dr. Silverness( 1st Time Clients Only )Not valid with any other oer. Expires 9/10/12 FREE BOARDING Book 2 Nights at our Resort and 3rd Night is FREE! (1st Time Boarders Only)Not valid with any other oer. Expires 9/10/12 Ann Silverness, DVM Pet Resort Suites Family StyleŽ Cable TV Sunlit Kitty Condos Romper RoomŽ for Splish-Splash timeŽ Heated Conveniently located one block North of I-295 and San Jose Boulevard Dr. Ann Silverness, DVM, CCRT Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Exercise your right to vote August 14th! since 1996 S San Jose Boulevard St. Johns River N Baymeadows Road Law Oces of Michael S. Drews, P.A. Sunbeam Road Protecting What Matters Most www.vars i ty i nsuranceagency.co m Fin d us o n F aceboo k Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard 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 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 Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, will sponsor a Consumer Awareness and Safety program on Thursday, September 20 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Presenters will include First Coast News anchorman and consumer advocate Ken Amaro (Im Telling Ken...Ž and On Your SideŽ). The program is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. For further details, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622. 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 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/ The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please see the website nasjaxscubadivers. org or contact the club president, Dave Martin at 413-8773. The North Florida Daylily Society holds its meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 2:15 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, located at 2054 Plain“ eld Avenue, just o Kingsley Boulevard. Daylily experts provide programs ranging from preparing daylilies for planting to how to prepare daylilies for shows. The club membership includes daylily enthusiasts from the Beaches to Middleburg. Guests are welcome to attend.Its report card time. On July 1, I started the second year of my four-year term. Like you, I think it is very important to review how I did representing District 6 in my “ rst year in of“ ce as your City Councilman. As mentioned in previous columns, the real work at City Hall happens during the committee meetings. As a voting member of the Rules Committee, my attendance was 100 percent. As a voting member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, my attendance was 100 percent. Because it is necessary to hold government responsible and accountable, I tracked revenue and expenses. Even though I was not a voting member of the Finance Committee, I attended 18 of the 22 meetings. Finally, I attended all the day-long Budget Committee meetings from the middle of August to the end of September. There were 22 City Council meetings; I attended all but the last one because my mom passed away on the morning of the meeting. (By the way, I greatly appreciate all the kind and thoughtful comments many of you sent during a very di cult time for my family and me.) Attending meetings is only part of my responsibilities. As your City Council representative, I devoted considerable time and energy reviewing the current practices and “ scal discipline of how we at City Hall spend your tax dollars. Let me say this, we still have a lot of work to do, including, most importantly, the pension issue, which the mayor still has not addressed. This year, it will cost the city an additional $38 million, for a total of $123 million. City Council has wasted too much time and e ort on the mayors stalled and still incomplete reorganization of city government and the economic development department. At every turn, I have questioned the mayors priorities. In my opinion, the mayor receives an AŽ for his continuing campaigning and a DŽ for governing. Like I said, we have a long way to go in becoming “ scally responsible. We need to decide now what kind of city we want to become. Financially, we cannot continue to be all things to all people, and the next two months, during the budget process, well be setting priorities for the city. The pension needs to be priority number one. Whats New cont. from page 3During my “ rst year, I answered many emails and talked with many of you about the issues confronting Mandarin. I enjoy the interaction, including when you stop me on the street or in the store just to just to say hello. Thanks again for the pleasure I have received in representing you in City Hall. Have a safe and fun summer. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Matts@coj.net or 630-1388. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included? Call or email today!886-4919RT@RTPublishinginc.com Shuffleboard! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € August 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 shady Mandarin lot. McCormack planted a combination of sun loving plants all together around the lamp post in a small sunny spot in her front yard. At “ rst glance, the beautiful display consisted of antique roses and perennial ” owers. Upon closer inspection, McCormack had slyly also tucked in a couple tomato plants and several culinary herbs. Thats called smart and sneaky gardening! Another ingenious idea was discovered in Tess Hart-Ross amazing garden. To eliminate lawn mowing, but still have an area of lawn, Hart-Ross planted her side yard with dwarf mondo grass. The dark Garden tours cont. from pg. 1 green, lush, faux lawn received rave reviews from all as they couldnt quite believe their eyes. Kudos to Barbara Price for organizing this fun and educational multi-week garden tour extravaganza. In September, the Mandarin Garden Club starts up monthly gardening meetings again for adults during the day and evenings and a childrens group too. All gardening enthusiasts from beginner to expert are welcome. Please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net for meeting dates and times. Our o ce is encouraging all eligible citizens to be Election Day Ready on August 14. Florida is a closed Primary State, meaning voters may only vote for candidates of the political party in which they are registered in as of Book Closing on July 16 (F.S.101.021). All Registered Voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot in this August 14 Primary Election. Voters residing in the Mandarin area with no party a liation will be voting on nonpartisan o ces such as: Public Defender for 4th Judicial Circuit, Circuit Judge for Group 1, Circuit Judge for Group 29, Circuit Judge for Group 34, County Court Judge for Group 12 and School Board member for District 7. To view your sample ballot please visit our website, www.Duvalelections. com, and click on Sample Ballot under NewsŽ on the right. So are you Election Day Ready? Following these helpful hints will ensure you are Election Day Ready for the upcoming Primary election: € Florida is a closed primary state. A voter cannot select a party on Election Day. € Voters can check their voter registration status by clicking on the Voter Status tab on our website. € Early voting will take place at 12 Early Voting Sites located conveniently around Duval County from August 4 through August 11. Voters in Mandarin may vote early at the South Mandarin Library or Mandarin Regional Library. € Duval County Election Day precinct locations have changed. To locate your precinct click the Precinct Finder tab on our website. Hint: If you only provide your house number and street name, it will be easier for the program to locate your precinct. € Vote by Mail is a viable option for casting your vote. Remember: ballots are not forwardable and are mailed approximately 30 days before an election. Call the Elections Center or click the Vote by Mail tab on our website to request your ballot. € Precincts will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. € Updating a signature, changing the address of your legal residence within Duval County or changing your name can be completed now or on Election Day. 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: www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. 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 August 14 Primary Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process.Are you Election Day Ready?The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for June 2012. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined. Junes sales results solidify a trend, demonstrating that Northeast Floridas real estate market is on the upswing: € Closed sales of 1,565 were the greatest number of sales for any single month to date in 2012 € 1,907 pending sales were a 23 percent increase over June 2011 and a 16.8 yearto-date increase € Days on market dropped to 102, down from last Junes 128 days and a 7.6 percent year-to-date decrease € A $149,000 median sales price was a 10.1 percent increase over June 2011s $135,364 and a 4.8 percent year-to-date increase € A $200,112 average sales price was a 9.1 percent increase from last June and a 5.8 percent year-to-date increase € Inventory of homes for sale dropped 30.7 percent yearover-year to reach 9,267 € Months supply of homes for sale dropped 38.3 percent to reach six months (a “ ve to six month supply is considered balanced). The percentage of lendermediated properties (foreclosures and short sales) is declining; making up 36.3 percent of the June sales. Of the 1,565 total sales, there was 997 traditional sales and 568 lendermediated sales. NEFAR releases June 2012 real estate sales results Mandarin NewsLineBe sure to see our Primary Election Guide beginning on page 14 of this issue!

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 Walter G. Bianchi Owner / BrokerBright Vision Mortgage, Inc.Mobile: (904) 894-6037 Walter.Bianchi@BrightVisionMortgage.com www.BrightVisionMortgage.com Bright Vision MortgageA Solution Today with Tomorrow in Mind Buying? Refinancing? Closing costs guaranteed: if the loan costs more than I say, I pay the difference. Period! “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all th e W ater T reatmen t C ompan y J acksonvill e h as trusted f o r ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Judson Mallini, C FP C LU Financial Planner The Prudential Insurance Company of America 12428 San Jose Blvd, Suite 1 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Office 904-262-0141 Cell Phone 904-476-7758 Judson.Mallini@Prudential.com www.prudential.com/us/judson.mallini I nsurance issued by The Prudential Insurance Company of America and its affiliates. P rudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential F inancial, Inc. and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. F inancial planning and investment advisory services offered through Prudential Financial P lanning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. 0 221355-00001-00 TOGETHER, LETS MEET YOUR CHALLENGES Sound advice. Comprehensive financial planning. I hope all of our Mandarin family is enjoying this beautiful summer. As of this writing, our FCAT scores were just released. Congratulations to the Mandarin schools for their outstanding performance on the FCAT. All received As, with the Mandarin High School grade in Pending status (as all high schools are at this point). The Superintendent search has successfully continued its way to the July 23 deadline for accepting applications. When this article is published, your school board will be reviewing all of the applicants, and narrowing down the choices for our “ nalists. August 14 is primary day for many local and state elections. Of a special importance is our School Board District 7 seat, which I am not seeking after eight grateful and wonderful years of service to my fellow Mandarin residents in particular and the district in general. District 7 will now include Twin Lakes Elementary, Twin Lakes Middle and Atlantic Coast High School as well as all of the present schools in Mandarin, including Crown Point, Loretto, Greenland Pines, Mandarin Oaks, Bartram Springs, Mandarin Middle and Mandarin High school. Please vote on August 14. There has never been a more important time to stand by and support our public education system. As we approach the middle of summer, I am sharing some bits and pieces of information regarding our school system to consider for the coming school year. Summer Reading Lists … its not too late to check our website for the suggested summer reading lists. Please go to www.duvalschools.org and select Summer Reading Lists from the homepage. Reminder: The 2012-2013 School Year starts August 20. In order to prepare for the coming year, below is a list of the early release days for 2012-2013: Early Release Days (Students are dismissed 75 minutes early) September 5, 19 October 3, 17 November 7, 28 December 12 January 9, 23 February 6, 20 March 6, 20 April 10, 24 May 22 Get Involved: Welcome! Volunteers are a vital part of student success in Duval County Public Schools. More than 23,000 volunteers support schools each year and the number is growing. The employees of the Department of Community and Family Engagement work hand and hand with the volunteer liaisons at the schools to encourage interested parents and citizens to join us in our mission to provide every student with a high quality education. You can help by becoming a volunteer today. To ensure the safety of our students, volunteers must complete an application and undergo a criminal background screening, free of charge, conducted by our department. Designated school sta will verify your clearance to volunteer at the school using our online process. DCPS is no longer using volunteer cards as a proof of clearance. Each Duval County Public School has its own needs and priorities. School volunteer liaisons can help you “ ll these needs based on the priorities set by each school-leadership team. Principals will determine the “ nal decisions regarding volunteers and volunteer opportunities at the schools. Visit our website at www. duvalschools.org, select the community option from the top bar of the website, and learn about becoming a volunteer, business partner or mentor. Important Dates: August 13 … 17: Teacher Planning Week August 14: Primary Election Date August 20: First Day of School Thought for the Month: A teacher a ects eternity; he can never tell where his in” uence stops. ~Henry AdamsWant a weekend escape without the long drive? Join the St. Johns Riverkeeper on our bi-annual Eco-HeritageŽ boat tour, a two-day boat cruise through Palatka and Sanford along the beautiful and serene St. Johns River. For over 10 years the St. Johns Riverkeeper has taken a group of 50 on a lovely guided tour of the St. Johns River and its accompanying springs, lakes and historic parks. Hop aboard the S.S. Taxi and join us as we visit Blue Springs, Murphy Island State Park and Hontoon Island State Park, where we will take a leisurely stroll as we learn about the rivers history. The trip includes mini-excursions through Dunns Creek, Lake George (the second largest freshwater lake in Florida!) and Lake Monroe. A barbeque lunch is provided in Welaka and day two o ers a catered pavilion lunch while exploring preserved Indian midden grounds on Hontoon Island. The overnight stay is spent at the comfortable family-owned Blairs Jungle Den. With a river view from every room, Astor promises a real Old Florida experience! The boat will deliver you a fresh seafood dinner at the Blackwater Inn, right across the river from the hotel. Learn the history of the St. Johns from historians and time travelersŽ discussing how William Bartram would have experienced the river in the early 18th century. In 1774, William Bartram boarded a ship at St. Simons Island in Georgia and headed for the St. Johns for what was to become the most important botanical exploration of the Southeast United States. Also aboardŽ will be Constance Woolsen, who was a 19th-century writer who spent winters along the St. Johns and who won international fame with accounts of her travels and experiences in Florida. Watch these characters come alive with our time travelers Wayne and Jane Sims, who have performed together since 1994. Folk historian Bill Dreggors will join the trip to spin tales of growing up barefoot in Florida and Florida author and director Bill Belleville will explain the ecology of the river. Dont forget your camera! In addition to the abundant wildlife on this trip, we will be visiting many historical sites that you wont want to forget. Let the lure of ” oating down the scenic St. Johns River convince you that this is a trip worth taking! Two trips are available for the St. Johns Riverkeeper EcoHeritage Boat Tour: October 11 and 12 from Palatka to Sanford and October 13 and 14 from Sanford to Palatka. The cost is $325 per person. Contact Shannon Blankinship (Shannon@stjohnsriverkeeper.org or 256-7613) for more information and to reserve your spot today!St. Johns Riverkeeper announces Eco Heritage Trip By Contributing Writer Taylor L. Filaroski 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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It would deprive the illicit drug markets of their most valuable customers, which would, in turn, reduce violence in innercity neighborhoods. ... Since the war on drugs started ... three decades ago, the law has found it impossible to stop the ” ow of illegal drugs. Prices have dropped despite billions of dollars spent on catching drug dealers ... We are long overdue for refocusing antidrug e orts on the central task of protecting public safety and order. David Kennedy of John Jay College in New York City has pioneered two related programs designed to go after the most violent dealers and organizations and to shut down the most violet market areas. His Drug Market Intervention program, “ rst used in High Point, N.C. ..., focuses on areas where crack house and ” agrant street-corner dealing generate crime and disorder. ... (T)he police negotiate community support, ... identify all the dealers and make cases against them. Then comes the surprising part: Instead of being arrested, the nonviolent dealers are called in for a meeting ... They are presented with the evidence against them ... and confronted by angry neighbors, clergy and relatives. Each one is then o ered a choice: Stop dealing and get help to turn your life around, or tell it to the judge. The point is not to eliminate the drug supply but to force dealing into a less ” agrant and socially damaging form: sales in bars or home delivery instead of street-corner transactions. The results have been spectacular, with long-established markets disappearing overnight. Prof. Kennedys other innovation was the Boston Cease“ re program. In 1996, violent youth gangs engaged in drug dealing and other crimes were brought in by the authorities and given a simple message: If anyone in your gang shoots somebody, we will come down on every member of the gang for all of his illegal activity. Suddenly gang members had a strong reason to enforce nonviolence on one another, and pressure from peers turned out to be more e ective than pressure from police o cers. Youth homicides dropped from two a month before the program started to none in the following two years. ... The U.S. has reached a dead end in trying to “ ght drug use by treating every o ender as a serious criminal. Blanket drug legalization has some super“ cial charm … it “ ts nicely into a soundbite or tweet … but it cant stand up to serious analysis. The real prospects for reform involve policies rather than slogans. ...Ž This series has shown proven, alternative programs which are more than theories … they are practical applications making a di erence in peoples lives. In Florida, we have found success with very tough three strikes and youre outŽ laws and taking away judicial discretion. But, with any absolutes over a period of time, we have found injustice which cancels justice. In the name of justice, in the name of “ scal responsibility, in the name of morality as a people, we have to start doing something di erent. We elect judges we feel know justice, then hamstring them with mandatory sentences. They become mere technicians rather than wise interpreters of the law. We elect state attorneys expecting them to have and use discretion, but “ nd them grandstanding and making political rather than judicious decisions. In this election year, it will be critical to elect lawmakers who will look beyond the easy solutions and “ nd innovative ways to make the places we call home safer and saner. 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.Memorial Hospital has been named a U.S. News and World Report Best Regional HospitalŽ in the publications annual Best Hospitals issue. Memorial Hospital was ranked high-performing, meaning it scored in the top 25 percent of hospitals nationwide, in nine medical specialties: € Cardiology and Heart Surgery € Diabetes and Endocrinology € Gastroenterology € Geriatrics € Gynecology € Nephrology € Neurology and Neurosurgery € Orthopedics € Pulmonology The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,Ž said Comarow. U.S. News and World Report takes into account patient survival rates, patient safety rates, technology and patient services o ered. We are very pleased the quality care we provide our patients every day is being recognized by such a well-respected organization,Ž said Memorial president and CEO James OLoughlin. Our entire sta works tirelessly to make sure our patients get the best medical experience possible.Ž This is the latest in a series of independent studies that have given Memorial Hospital positive marks for patient safety. Earlier this month Consumer Reports ranked Memorial in the top 10 percent of hospitals in Florida in terms of patient safety. Just last month Memorial Hospital received positive scores for patient safety by the independent Leapfrog Group. Memorial is also the only hospital in Jacksonville to be named a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission.Political CommentaryAngry mobs and peer pressure can be helpfulBy J. Bruce RichardsonLocal hospital ranked high-performing in nine specialtiesAngelos Barbershop is now open on San Jose Boulevard south of Interstate 295 in Mandarin. They focus on men and provide traditional barbering services, just as owner Dominic Ruscettas family did years ago. Ruscetta explains, Angelo Ruscetta, my grandfather, was a barber in Italy before moving to America in 1911. He inspired me to create my own barbershop were men can come and feel the classic touch of a professional barber!ŽNew traditional barbershop opens in MandarinAt Angelos Barbershop, every haircut gets a hot towel neck shave. They o er hot towel face and head shaves. Master barbers are available to welcome you at the door seven days a week. If you want someone who will pay attention to detail and provide real deal barbering services, be sure to visit Angelos Barbershop. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Full service care of women including: Annual Exams Endometrial Ablation No-incision Tubal Ligation In-office Surgery Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Urinary IncontinenceComplete Obstetric Care, including High Risk PregnancyMenopausal Care Baptist Division 1Dr. Wade Barnes Dr. W. David Boyd Dr. Lindsay DeNicola Foutz Dr. Caron D. Gutovitz Dr. Catherine J. McIntyre Dr. Neil Sager Dr. Mary Ellen Wechter Joette Anderson A.R.N.P. Lisa Rhoad, A.R.N.P. Reagan Thomas, A.R.N.P.904-399-4862 12110 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 836 Prudential Drive, Suite 1202 Jacksonville, FL 32207 Nowis the timeto make your move. Conventional and Jumbo Loans USDA Rural Developement Construction to Perm FHA and VA Loans Condo Loans Fixed or Adjustable Rates First Federal offers: Contact Wendy Hilton hiltonw@ffsb.com All loans subject to credit underwriting and approval. To see which Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Dear Editor, We celebrate Independence Day and Memorial Day, but there is one day we never celebrate„in fact many dread this day. It comes once per year and the date is April 15. This is the date our federal tax returns are due. I would like to designate this date as a National Holiday. I have some very compelling reasons and they are as follows. This is the day we pay for our democracy and our freedom. Taxes are the nations only income and without taxes there would be no Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. There would be no FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF, FAA, Customs and even no IRS and the other federal agencies. There would be no federal highways, no Social Security, no Medicare. There would be no government, no judicial, representative or executive branches. Without taxes there would be no VA hospitals, no money for prosthetic legs and arms for our wounded veterans. No military funerals. Yes, you pay for all of this and you should be proud to do it. You have the freedom to gripe about taxes, but this is your duty and your responsibility as an American. There are many out there that do not “ le and do not pay. There is a very large cash under the tableŽ economy. If they would “ le and pay, we would not have de“ cits. If the very wealthy would pay just a little more it would be their way of saying, thank you America, for allowing me to prosper in this land of plenty. So help your country, “ le your tax return and pay your fair share and truly Pledge Allegiance to your Flag and to the republic for which it stands one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.Ž May God Bless America. Ben H Cosio Retired IRS Revenue O cer (32 years)Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South, which share a license, were ranked No. 1 among metro Jacksonville hospitals in U.S. News & World Reports annual Best Hospitals rankings, which were released this week. The hospitals were also ranked “ fth in the state. Baptist Medical Center and Baptist South were the only metro Jacksonville hospitals that were nationally ranked. The hospitals were nationally ranked among the nations top 50 hospitals in two specialties … gynecology and diabetes/endocrinology … and regionally ranked as high-performing in the following eight specialties: € Cancer € Gastroenterology € Geriatrics € Nephrology € Neurology & Neurosurgery € Orthopedics € Pulmonology € Urology This years Best Hospitals showcases more than 720 of the nations roughly 5,000 hospitals. Only 148 of the hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. To be considered for ranking, hospitals had to meet certain requirements for size, technological capabilities, and Medicare volume for certain procedures. The 1,868 hospitals meeting those requirements were scored and ranked by specialty based on: € Reputation (32.5 percent of the score) € Mortality rate (32.5 percent) € Patient safety (5 percent) € Care-related factors such as nursing and patient services (30 percent) This accomplishment is a credit to the skills, knowledge and dedication of the physicians, nurses and sta ,Ž said Michael Mayo, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. It gives us feedback that we are hitting our marks for excellence.Ž It is a great honor to be recognized for the care we provide patients and families,Ž says Ron Robinson, hospital president, Baptist Medical Center South. Congratulations to the nurses, physicians and sta for this a rmation of their skill and dedication.Ž The U.S. News rankings are a GPS-like aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,Ž Comarow said. They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.Ž The U.S. News rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August. The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/besthospitals.Letter to the Editor Hospitals ranked No. 1 among Metro Jacksonville hospitals Student Writers Needed!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Then WE are looking for YOU!Mandarin NewsLine is seeking two student writers for paid positions to report this school year on Mandarin High School sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) and MHS general school news ( MHS Happenings ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@mandarinnewsline.comMandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com achieve their potential and realize their individual gifts, talents, uniqueness, strengths and beauty that they possess,Ž said Girls Inc. dad, William Jackson. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is a nonpro“ t organization that is dedicated to preparing girls, ages “ ve through 18, to be self-con“ dent, responsible and well-rounded individuals. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene“ t from all year round. They deliver the Girls Inc. national curriculum through their Outreach, AfterSchool, Literacy and Summer programs in Northeast Florida. For more information on the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dance, please visit www. girlsincjax.org or call 7319933. To register for the Fall Daddy Daughter Dance, please visit www.girlsincjax.org.Dance cont. from pg. 1

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An insurance claim is a request to an insurance company to pay a loss. Once reported, the claim initiates an evaluation process to determine if the loss is the responsibility of your insurance company to contractually cover and pay. However, keep in mind the purpose of insurance for consumers is to protect them from “ nancial disaster, not small expenses. Common sense sets these guidelines. Do “ le if ƒ 1. The loss is large. Experts agree it is not wise to make small claims although the very de“ nition of smallŽ varies. Is it $500? $1,000? It depends on what you can a ord to pay out of pocket. 2. You have not had recent claims. Filing a single claim may have no e ect on your auto or homeowners premiums. (Accident forgiveness) 3. Injuries are involved. If there is a chance someone else in the incident could claim injury, “ le the claim to protect yourself from an injury lawsuit. In Florida, your own injury bills are payable by your own auto insurance company so if you went to the hospital or received a doctors treatment, I advise to “ le a claim. 4. You have had the policy with the same company for a few years. Longtime customers who make few or no claims generally will get more leniency then new customers who “ le claims. Do not “ le ifƒ 1. Your deductible is higher then the value of your claim. Many times it is best to have a damage estimate in hand before calling the insurance company claims o ce. 2. You have had other recent claims and your damage is small. Unfortunately, multiple claims in a short period of time will sometimes trigger rate increases or policy cancellation. Your agent is a valuable resource. A call for help or advice can be a way to eliminate frustration and save money! For additional information, please contact varsity@fdn.com.The St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board approved a tentative budget on July 10 that holds steady on its tax rate and re” ects a budget that will support District core mission priorities and projects. The tentative 0.3313 millage rate would result in $80.1 million in revenue that would be part of a total $120.8 million budget. The budget is also slated to be funded with state, federal and other district sources (including timber sales, cattle leases, interest earnings, permit fees and fund balances). Under a 0.3313 millage rate„33.13 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value„the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $49.69 in the coming year in property taxes to the district. Additionally, the board approved a revised budgeting method that provides funding to support only the expenditures anticipated during the “ scal year. We are taking a responsible approach that is more in line with the way we and other taxpayers spend during tighter budget times,Ž said Governing Board Vice Chairman John Miklos of Orlando. By taking a payas-we-go approach to project spending, we will budget as we anticipate expenses to occur.Ž Through this process, the district budget for “ scal year 2012-2013, which begins October 1, will more accurately re” ect the work being accomplished on an annual basis. The budget considers the total needs for district priority projects, ensuring that projects are su ciently funded to achieve completion. The proposed budget includes funding for priority restoration projects at Fellsmere Water Management Area and provides funds for continued water supply planning, including water conservation, and minimum ” ows and levels prevention and recovery strategy projects. The tentative budget also supports the districts assessment of groundwater supplies and re” ects a continued commitment to increased use of reclaimed water in the Lower St. Johns River Basin. Public hearings on the tentative budget will be held at 5:05 p.m. on September 11 and 25. Final budget adoption will occur at the September 25 meeting.The Florida Department of Education has released the 2012 school grades for Duval County Public Schools. Despite the anticipated decrease in school grades, Duval County Public Schools was the only school district in the state to increase the number of AŽ schools and decrease the number of FŽ schools. A decrease in school grades was expected because of the increased rigor,Ž said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. While we have seen some reductions, they are not as drastic as we anticipated. I commend our teachers and principals for their hard work in preparing our students for the most rigorous expectations in the country.Ž The higher standards were implemented to better prepare students for college and the workforce. Florida Department of Education o cials have been moving to higher academic standards, new assessments that measure students progress toward meeting the standards and higher achievement levels for reading and math. The higher standards, assessments and achievement levels were used to determine school grades this year. Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson addressed a letter to parents and guardians earlier this month explaining the anticipated drop in students and schools grades. This year in Duval County, 115 schools out of the 142 schools earned excellent, good or satisfactory grades, while four schools received a DŽ or F.  All of our 21 high schools are still awaiting their grades, which incorporate access to and performance in accelerated coursework, college readiness and graduation rates. High school scores are scheduled to be released in December. School grades are based on the following items: € Student pro“ ciency in FCAT Reading, Math, Science and Writing, including students with disabilities and English language learners; € The percentage of students making one year gains in reading and math; and € The percentage of the lowest performing students making one year gains in reading and math Additional criteria for high schools includes: € The percentage of students who participate in college level courses (AP, IB, AICE and Dual Enrollment); € The percentage of students who successfully complete college level courses; € Overall graduation rates and at-risk students graduation rates; and € College readiness in reading and math The 2012 FCAT results released in May reported that more Duval County students are performing at or above grade level in reading, math and science even with the new standards in place. Complete state, district and school-level summary reports are available at: http://schoolgrades.” doe.org.When should I le an insurance claim?By Contributing Writer Bob Ebersberger, President, Varsity Insurance IncDuval only district in state to increase AŽ schools and decrease FŽ schools District board approves tentative budget By Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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The new location, which is just one and a half miles south of its old commercial strip center location, o ers full banking services, including drive-through lanes, a 24-hour drive-up ATM and safe deposit boxes. We are excited to have these new facilities that will enhance the banking experience for our customers,Ž explained Al Allen, 121 Financials Mandarin branch manager. Just by having the drive-through lanes, well be o ering a great convenience for customers.Ž 121 Financial has focused on providing specialized banking services demanded by customers in Mandarin and Julington Creek neighborhoods. We have found that many people in these speci“ c communities have requested services from us, such as checking with interest, auto loans and mortgages,Ž explained 121 Financial Credit Union CEO William Braddock. These are the type of services we concentrate on in Mandarin. So now with our new facilities and customized services, we think the Mandarin branch has a great potential for our credit union.Ž Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!With so many looking for jobs and the opportunities out there limited, many are considering opening their own business. Working for yourself, setting your own hours and calling the shots are appealing. But what about managing your money? Working for yourself o ers ” exibility, but it also presents unique “ nancial challenges. Whether you are currently an independent contractor in todays work force or just considering making the leap to entrepreneur, here are four quick tips to help you plan your “ nancial future. Manage your cash ” ow: Its so important to be prepared to deal with periods of uneven cash ” ow. To ensure you always have money reserves, develop a budget that allows for swings in your income. Determine an average of how much revenue you can count on each month and use that as a base for monthly expenses. During months that you earn more, resist the urge to splurge. Instead, stash away extra cash in an interest-earning savings account or money market account. Also, when setting up your budget, consider paying yourself a set salary and keeping your personal and business cash in separate accounts. These steps alone will greatly simplify your life when tax time rolls around. Keep Uncle Sam happy: As an independent contractor, you should receive a Form 1099-MISC from every organization that pays you $600 or more during the tax year. But, you should also keep your own records on what you receive because the income is taxable whether or not you receive a Form 1099-MISC. Since no taxes are withheld, you will need to calculate the amount you owe. Now is the time to invest in a good tax software program or line up a good tax advisor. The IRS website (www.irs.gov) also has guidelines on calculating quarterly tax payments. Keep in mind, you will also have to pay your own Social Security and Medicare taxes. The good news is that the self-employed enjoy many unique tax breaks. Contributions to retirement plans, health insurance premiums, travel costs and o ce-related expenses may be deductible. Your personal tax advisor can help you determine which deductions are applicable to your business. Prioritize protection planning: When working for yourself, its up to you to provide your own health, disability and life insurance to protect your business and your family. At the very least, you should have enough coverage to protect against potential loss of income due to illness or disability, medical and dental expenses not covered by government health plans, and potential medical expenses while you travel. You may also need to boost your home insurance coverage or purchase liability insurance if you have a home-based business. Your best bet is to speak to a licensed “ nancial professional or accountant to determine how much coverage you really need. Invest in your future: Its never too soon, or too late for that matter, to start saving for retirement. Fortunately, the government a ords the selfemployed many generous tax breaks when it comes to retirement accounts. There are a number of retirement accounts for business owners, including the traditional IRA, Roth Ira, Keogh plan, Simple-Ira, SEPIRA and the Solo 401(k) Pro“ t Sharing Account that you can consider. Working for yourself can be both exciting and overwhelming, with many new challenges to face, and an equal number of opportunities. Developing a strategy that will help address your goals for economic security and success is an important step to your success. For additional information, please contact judson.mallini@ prudential.com.The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scout program. To celebrate the achievement of the award by two million Boy Scouts and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “ rst achievement of the award, the Boy Scouts of America have declared August 1, 2012 as National Eagle Scout Day.Ž There are more than 100 million Boy Scout alumni in the United States. Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout are encouraged to wear their award at work, school and play on August 1, 2012. During the last 100 years, 55,107 Floridians have earned the Eagle Scout Award, including 14,230 in the last 10 years. To achieve this honor, Eagle Scouts must earn 21 merit badges and demonstrate Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, community service and leadership. Additionally, to celebrate National Eagle Scout Day,Ž the 17-county North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America will be hosting an Eagle Scout alumni barbeque and gathering of Eagle Scouts at the Councils Camp Echockotee, located on Doctors Lake, in Orange Park. Dinner and program begin at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required with a $10 admission fee. Special guest speakers as well as an update on scouting are planned; however, the bulk of the evening will be dedicated to networking and visiting with other Eagle Scouts. To RSVP attendance or to get additional information, please contact the North Florida Council at 265-3813 or visit the Council on the web at www.nfcscouting.org. The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated by the United States Congress in 1916 as the countrys premier youth organization to teach citizenship, build character, and to provide physical “ tness programs to boys. In North Florida, 18,000 boys are involved in Boy Scouting programs.Credit union relocates its Mandarin branch Smart money tips for the self-employedBy Contributing Writer Judson Mallini, Financial Planner, CFP, CLU, Prudential Financial Planning ServicesBoy Scouts of America announces rst annual National Eagle Scout DayŽ Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € August 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 The best nurses. The best patient care. Now, that’s worth repeating.Please join us in congratulating the nurses, staff and physicians of our “ve hospitals and home health care division for simultaneously achieving redesignation as a Magnet Health System Magnet is considered the gold standard for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only 7 percent of the hospitals in the U.S. have earned Magnet designation. By reaf“rming our Magnet status, the American Nurses Credentialing Center acknowledges that our nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team, and giving to the community. We thank each member of the Baptist Health family for playing a critical role in our ongoing efforts to provide the best patient care and improve the lives of people in our community. For details, go to ebaptisthealth.com

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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 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 8/31/12. Van Zant brothers, Johnny of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Donny of .38 Special, donated two autographed electric guitars for auction and also sent along another autographed guitar just for Ryan Timoney. Ten percent of the evenings proceeds will aid Ryan Timoney in his recovery. The evening included bluegrass music by One Mandarin Road, The Playing Cards DJs, and line-dancing led by Larry Bass. A bu et of barbequed pork, sausages and chicken with baked beans, green beans, corn-on-thecob, cole slaw and potato salad were catered by Jax Pit BBQ, special events catering and local chef Gerry Ser“ lippi. The Mandarin and St. Johns communities have been extremely generous in supporting our e orts to serve the deployed men and women of our military forces,Ž said Kathy Signorile, St. Michaels Soldiers founder and president. We are so grateful to the businesses who donated items for our auctions and food for the event. We couldnt do it without them. Our volunteers work tirelessly to “ ll and ship boxes of goodies to our deployed men and women.Ž When asked what we can send our soldiers, United States Army Specialist Chris Tumlinson loudly told the Hoedown crowd, Snacks! We love snacks.Ž For more information on how you can help or volunteer, please call 599-7855 or visit www.stmichaelssoldiers.org.Hometown hero cont. from pg. 1 United States Army First Lieutenant Ryan TimoneyBaptist Health has been noti“ ed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center that it has obtained redesignation as a Magnet’ Health System, considered the gold standard among health care organizations for recognizing quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Currently, only seven percent of the hospitals in the United States enjoy Magnet designation. Baptist Health remains the “ rst and only health system in North Florida to achieve Magnet recognition as a health system. This redesignation was earned simultaneously by all “ ve Baptist hospitals and Baptists home health care division: Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Home Health Care. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is an independently governed organization within the American Nurses Association, “ rst granted Baptist Health the four-year Magnet designation in 2007. To earn Magnet status, organizations undergo a vigorous, multi-faceted evaluation. The renewal of our Magnet designation re” ects our nursing excellence at Baptist Health,Ž says Hugh Greene, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. It is testimony to our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding quality care to our patients and our community. I am proud of the collaboration, leadership and dedication of our entire team as evidenced by successfully maintaining our Magnet status as a health system.Ž Magnet recognition involves a rigorous review process, and the bar is set even higher for achieving redesignation,Ž says Diane Raines, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, senior vice president and chief nursing of“ cer, Baptist Health. We were able to achieve Magnet redesignation because our interdisciplinary team worked together throughout the organization to demonstrate that we can create and sustain the highest level of care for our patients.Ž Years of work went into Baptist Healths Magnet redesignation process. More than 2,000 pages of Magnet documentation were submitted electronically to the American Nurses Credentialing Center in late 2011. In March of this year, the Magnet appraisal team interviewed more than 1,000 members of the Baptist Health sta as well as community members and board members. Magnet appraisers visited nursing units at each of Baptists “ ve hospitals and home health care division during a week-long site visit. Magnet redesignation recognizes that Baptist Health nurses play a critical role in ongoing e orts to improve patient care through a shared governance model. It acknowledges that their nurses are among the best in attending to patient needs, pursuing ongoing training, working as a team and giving to the community. Bene“ ts of the Magnet Recognition Program include improving patient care, safety and satisfaction; fostering a collaborative culture; and advancing nursing standards and practice. A growing body of research shows that hospitals with Magnet recognition outperform other hospitals in recruiting and retaining top talent.Baptist Health earns second consecutive Magnet’ recognition Student Writers Needed!Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism?Then WE are looking for YOU!Mandarin NewsLine is seeking two student writers for paid positions to report this school year on Mandarin High School sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) and MHS general school news ( MHS Happenings ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@mandarinnewsline.com MANDARIN COUNCIL INVITES YOU TO COME & JOIN US AT OUR NEW LUNCH VENUE! a delicious buffet RSVP to by 5 p.m. Monday, August 6, 2012 at: Thomas.Randy@principal.com

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However you may be unfamiliar with some of the lesser known district boards. To help you understand the importance of one of these boards we are going to relate a little about the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). SWCD was born out of the Dust Bowl period. It was tasked with the mission to protect the valuable top soil and water resources through the control of agricultural erosion, a national emergency during the Dust Bowl period. The basic mission of the District hasnt changed, only today it is called runo not erosion. Also, the major focus and problems are now primarily urban related, not agricultural. Non-point-source pollution, urban runo during rain storms, has become the number one source of soil erosion and surface water degradation in Duval County. Each time it rains, thousands of tons of soil from construction sites, pesticides and fertilizers from thousands of yards and oils and chemicals from miles of paved parking lots and highways ” ow directly and completely untreated into our creeks and streams and, eventually, into the St Johns River where it is causing catastrophic ecological damage. Given their constitutional authority, SWCD is perfectly situated to take the lead in the conservation and protection of our invaluable soil and water resources. However, over the years many Conservation Districts have lost their focus or have been set in their waysŽ and unable to adapt and meet the challenges of a new era. Because of how easy it is to qualify to run for a District seat, these positions have become little more than stepping-stones to political careers by those with virtually no interest in the goals and mission of the Districts themselves. To combat this stagnation, the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District is now in the position of rede“ ning itself to address those very issues. For example, two of the “ ve elected supervisors have not attended a single meeting this year. That means that if any of the other three supervisors has to miss a meeting, no business can be conducted for lack of a quorum. In the face of such adversity, SWCD is forging new ground and moving forward. The District continues to sponsor and strengthen the Fred B. Miller, Jr. Regional Envirothon Competition that involves over 200 high-school students from Duval and Nassau counties in an on-site environmental competition and the Joe Forshee Speech Contest, where students address a current topic of environmental concern. Plans are moving forward to partner with the City of Jacksonville in the preparation of Land Use Plans for Preservation Project properties; developing and coordinating a county-wide award recognizing individuals and organizations who are pushing the envelope of environmental sustainability; sponsoring helpful public programs such as pond management; and investigating ways and means to foster and support urban farming, so that our citizens can have access to fresh, locally grown food. District Supervisors are not paid and the District receives no public funds. The slate of candidates for the upcoming election includes in Group 1, Sebastian Alexander, Keith Gooch, Sr. and Alexander Pantinakis. In Group 2 are Evelyn Coney, Daniel L. Henry, Dave Milton, James Joseph Morton and Greg Tison. For Group 4 the candidates are Brian Allen, Cli ord Martin, Jr., Patrick McCain and Angie Nixon. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these candidates before you step into the polling booth. All of these issues, good and bad, directly a ect the Mandarin area. As a resident of Mandarin you need to step up to the plate, study those candidates who are running and demand that those elected ful“ ll their obligations to the o ce to which they were elected. For additional information about the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, please visit www.duvalconservation. org.Duval Soil and Water Conservation District elections are importantBy Karl KennellFlorida has something new speci“ cally designed for aging drivers. The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition. The Coalition, a group comprised of professionals from 28 organizations, created the guide to give aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available. Users will “ nd safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources and community contacts for every county in the state. Basically, the guide o ers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road. This book compliments the website www.SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the cars glove box and available through the: Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center 636 West Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306. Why does Florida need an aging driver guide? Actually, it makes perfect sense when you consider that Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older. Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65. Most people experience a steady decline in some of the skills needed to safely drive as we get older; however, these changes do not a ect all drivers at the same age or in the same way,Ž says Gail Holley, Florida Department of Transportations Safe Mobility for Life program and research manager. It is important for everyone to understand the impact that aging can have on their driving and learn the warning signs and resources that are available to them so they can make the transition when driving may no longer be a safe option.Ž The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence. The hope is that users of the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, explore other transportation options if needed and start making a plan for retirement from driving if it becomes necessary in the future.Florida rolls out new guide for senior drivers We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.~Aristotle Learn about Mandarin, its origins and history, as part of your summer reading with Mandarin on the St. Johns.Ž Written by Mary B. Graff in 1953, the work includes early history of our area including Mandarins role in the Seminole Indian and Civil Wars, details on early settlers and historic landmarks and buildings, and its progress into the 20th century. The book also contains several pages of historic photographs including the Mandarin cottageŽ of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Copies of Mandarin on the St. Johns (soft cover, 128-pages) are available for purchase through the Mandarin Community Club. For further information, visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call the MCC of ce at 268-1622. Include Mandarin in your summer reading

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Experience, Fairness and Dedication KALILFORJUDGE.COM 1017 L ASALLE STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207 Michelles vast experience makes her an excellent candidate for county judge. Im proud to support her.Ž Jacksonville Sheri, John Rutherford Recognized as one of Jacksonvilles Up and Coming Community Leaders Volunteer with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Volunteer with Sulzbacher Homeless Center FL Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Women in Business Networking Group More than 14 years of practicing law Political advertisement paid for and approved by Michelle Kalil for Duval County Judge. Pro-Constitution Pro-Liberty Pro-Military Pro-Life Pro-Family Pro-Fair Tax Pro-Term Limits Pro-Energy Independence Eliminate Federal Debt Less Federal Regulations Paid by Deborah for Congress Endorsed by United Christians of Florida Our schools are headed in the wrong direction. We need change and reform now! “Let’s build a school system that graduates young people who are with their own businesses.”SOUTH MANDARIN LIBRARY 12125 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32223 SOUTHEAST LIBRARY 10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32256 MANDARIN LIBRARY 3330 Kori Road Jacksonville, Florida 32257 Political advertisement paid for and approved by Coree Cuff for School Board, District 7www.cuff4kids.com 904-250-0078 Early voting August 4-11District 7 early voting locations:Coree Cuff is the mother of an 11-year-old public school student, an engineer and a business owner who has managed more than 1,900 employees and been responsible for budgets over $700 million.Vote Coree Cuff for School Board District 7 www.facebook.com/coreecuff4kids Voting is one of our most basic rights in our democratic society. Mandarin NewsLine encourages all readers and citizens to be informed and involved voters in the upcoming elections. Following is some basic information about voting in Duval County: How and where to register to vote: To register and vote, a person must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States of America and a legal resident of Florida and of the county where he or she intends to vote. A person who is otherwise quali“ ed may pre-register on or after that persons 16th birthday and may vote in any election held on or after that persons 18th birthday. You must have proof of age available at the time of registration. Additionally, you must not now be adjudicated mentally incapacitated with respect to voting, not have been convicted of a felony without your civil rights having been restored and not claim the right to vote in another county or state. You What you need to know about voting in Duval Countymust be a citizen of the United States to register to vote. You may register in person Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Supervisor of Elections O ce located at 105 East Monroe Street. You may also complete a voter registration application at any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library or register online at www.duvalelections. com. For additional locations, registration forms or information on voter registration, call 630-1414. If you are registering for the “ rst time, you must register 29 days prior to the election. After you have registered you will receive a voter information card in the mail. If you are already registered but have moved, changed your name, changed party a liation or need to update your signature, please call the Supervisor of Elections for instructions. When to register to vote: You can apply to register to vote at any time. There is no length of residency requirement in the State of Florida. However, registration books close 29 days before each election. You must be registered for at least 29 days before you can vote in an election. Election dates: The 2012 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. (Voter registration deadline was July 16, 2012 for the Primary Election.) The 2012 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Voter registration deadline is October 9, 2012 for the General Election.) Party a liation: You may register in any political party of your choice or register with no party af“ liation. Florida is a closed primary state. This means that in a primary, voters are limited to choosing candidates of their own party; Democrats vote for Democrats, Republicans vote for Republicans and voters registered with other parties may vote only on issues and nonpartisan candidates, such as judges and referenda questions. A 1998 amendment to the Florida Constitution states, in part, that if all candidates for an o ce have the same party a liation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all quali“ ed voters, regardless of party a liation, may vote in the primary election for that o ce. This is called a Universal Primary.Ž Regardless of party a liation, a voter may vote for any candidate in a General Election. Polling Locations: Your voter identi“ cation Voting cont. on pg. 15Voter’s Bill of RightsVote and have his or her vote accurately counted. Cast a vote if he or she is in line at the of cial closing of the polls in that county. Ask for and receive assistance in voting. Receive up to two replacement ballots if he or she makes a mistake prior to the ballot being cast.An explanation if his or her registration or identity is in question.If his or her registration or identity is in question, cast a provisional ballot. Written instructions to use when voting and upon request, oral instructions in voting from elections of cers. Vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections of cers or any other person. Vote on a voting system that is in working condition and that will allow votes to be accurately cast.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € August 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 I am running for Congress as a WRITE-IN CANDIDATE on a Public Platform; mandating for appropriate Middle Class Wages, a Cost of Living Price Regulatory Agreement, an IRS Deductible National Health Care Plan, and for Full Faith Fiat Issue To Finance Government Services and Provide Employment; this Will Generate the Consumer Purchasing Power we need to sustain Economic Growth. U.S. Representative, District 4 Paid for by Gary L. Koniz for Congress Elect Greg TisonDuval Soil & Water Conservation District Group 2Working for Our CommunityNonpartisan Phone: (904) 207-0147 Email: lgtison@bellsouth.net Follow Me on FacebookVOTE ~ November 6th Endorsed by Duval County Farm BureauPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Greg Tison for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Vice Chairman Health Division District card shows the precinct, polling place and voting district for your address. The polls are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To determine your polling location, check your voter information card, visit www.duvalelections.com or call the Duval County Supervisor of Elections O ce at (904) 6301414. On Election Day, voters will check in with poll workers to determine their eligibility to vote and make sure they are in the correct polling location. Note: In order for a registered voters vote to count, you must vote in the precinct in which you reside. Current and valid photo and signature identi“ cation are required to vote at the polls. A voter who fails to show photo and signature identi“ cation will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Acceptable forms of identi“ cation include: € Florida driver license € Florida identi“ cation card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles € United States passport € Debit or credit card € Military identi“ cation € Student identi“ cation € Retirement center identi“ cation € Neighborhood association identi“ cation € Public assistance identi“ cation About Provisional Ballots: The supervisor of elections is required by law to provide a provisional ballot to certain persons, including: € A person who fails to provide the required photo and signature identi“ cation at the polls on Election Day (See Section 101.043, Florida Statutes) € A voter claiming to be properly registered in the state and eligible to vote at the precinct, but whose eligibility cannot be determined (See Section 101.048, Florida Statutes) € A person whose right to vote is challenged by any elector or poll watcher (See Section 101.111, Florida Statutes) € A person who votes in an election after regular pollclosing time pursuant to a court or other order extending the statutory polling hours (See Section 101.049, Florida Statutes) € A person who has received a vote by mail ballot from and returned it to the supervisor of elections o ce, but goes to the precinct on Election Day maintaining he or she has not returned the ballot and remains eligible to vote (See Section 101.69, Florida Statutes) € A person who has received a vote by mail ballot from the supervisor of elections and for whom it cannot be determined whether the ballot has been returned to and received by the supervisor of elections o ce (See Section 101.69, Florida Statutes) A person casting a provisional ballot may present written evidence supporting his or her eligibility to vote to the supervisor of elections by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the second day following the election. Early Voting: As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of elections will provide early voting at designated early voting sites beginning eight days prior to an election and ending two days before the election (August 4, 2012 … August 11, 2012). Early voting sites will be open eight hours each weekday and eight hours in the aggregate each weekend. Early voting locations will be designated 30 days prior to an election and locations and times will be publicized at www.duvalelections.com. Absentee voting: As an alternative to voting at your assigned polling location, you may request that an absentee ballot be sent to you. You also may request ballots for immediate family members. Requests may be made for speci“ c elections or for all elections regularly scheduled through 2014. New requests must be made for elections held in subsequent years. Rather than using the postal system, you may vote absentee at our Main O ce or Branch O ce on or prior to Election Day. To vote in our o ce, you must produce a signed picture identi“ cation card or complete an a davit. To obtain an absentee ballot for an upcoming election, visit, write or call our o ce, e-mail us at JAtkins@coj. net or request a ballot online. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed is 5:00 p.m. on the sixth day prior to each election. Any quali“ ed, registered Duval County voter may vote by absentee ballot. When requesting an absentee ballot, you must provide the following information: name, Duval County residence address, date of birth, location to send ballot, telephone number and signature (written requests only). All voted ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Voted absentee ballots cannot be turned in at the polls. Additional information regarding voting in Duval County may be found at the Supervisor of Elections website: www. duvalelections.com. Mandarin NewsLine reminds you to vote as you please, but please vote!Voting cont. from pg. 14VOTE! It’s the American way!Primary Election: August 14, 2012 General Election November 6, 2012

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If my wife and I are killed in an accident tomorrow, here is what the caregiver of our children will receive: 10-year old to 18 = 8 years/$900 month = $86,400 18-22 years $6,000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000Total $110,40015-year old to 18 = 3 years/$900 month = $32,400 18-22 years $6000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000Total cost $56,400 Total for both children = $166,300, My cost $11.31/month Can you afford not to inquire? Applies to single & married parents and applies to any number of children. Many people are planning their family vacation. For most, that means a long car ride. Before you hit the road, there are some things you need to do. First, make sure someone knows the route you are taking and when you will arrive and have your cell phone and charger with you. A medically fragile child has unique needs that require skilled medical attention. This child may need apnea monitoring, oxygen administration, tube feedings, IV medication, tracheostomy care or ventilator management. Whether temporary or short term, this means “ nancial and time commitment from parents who may have to hire in-home nursing care or otherwise postpone work or studies to stay home full time and attend to these needs. It also usually means social isolation for the child. In Florida, these families have another answer … a little-known solution, which happens to also be 100 percent covered by Medicaid, for those Getting your car ready for vacationSince you will be carrying the most precious cargo, your family, you need to make sure your car is up for the trip. Start by checking your tires. They should be in” ated properly and have plenty of tread. Then check to make sure your lights are working properly and your brakes are good. Then, open the hood and examine all the hoses and belts. Replace any that have cracks or are worn. Next, check all the ” uids in your car. Any ” uids that are dirty should be ” ushed and replaced. If the color of the oil is brown or milky, it means that coolant is getting into one or more cylinders in the engine. This is a serious problem and needs to be “ xed immediately. If you do not “ x it, you run the risk of blowing the engine. If you are uncomfortable about taking the car on a long trip, this is the time to replace it. A car dealer will not want your current car since it has a major problem. One excellent alternative is to donate your car to charity. Cars4Charities does not care about its condition and will pick it up for free. You will get a very nice tax deduction for your car donation. Simple call them a 1-866-448-3487 or visit www.cars4charities.org/.PPECs o er a less costly alternative to in-home nursing carewho are eligible. Florida has passed legislation and initiated a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program (PPEC) to provide a cost e ective alternative to private duty nursing or institutionalization and reduce the isolation that homebound children may experience. Caregiver Services, Inc. (CSI), a leading provider of caregiving services and Floridas largest nurse registry, has been a pioneer in this program and developed meticulously appointed centers through its CSI-Special Care division to provide medical and therapeutic care in a friendly and nurturing environment. Licensed and regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), CSIs PPEC centers are sta ed by highly skilled and quali“ ed nursing professionals and therapists, and o er up to 12 hours of daily health-focused care and therapy services. Already successfully operating in the southern part of Florida, CSI has opened centrally located centers in Jacksonville, near the downtown Wolfson Childrens Hospital and in Fruit Cove, just south of Mandarin. For the surrounding communities, convenient transportation to and from these centers is available. My grandson has a tracheostomy and a feeding tube and has received specialized attention from the nurses at CSI-Special Care,Ž said Janice Chappell, grandmother and caregiver to a patient. Therapies for my grandson are received right there in the center and the nurses are very attentive. They have actually helped in the progression of my grandsons mobility. I know that I can drop him o in the mornings and be con“ dent that he is receiving the best care possible.Ž Pediatric physicians are turning to PPECs as solutions for their patients and prescribing their services. The PPECs represent a less costly alternative to in-home care or hospitalization and provide social stimulation and peer interaction in a daycare setting. Our PPECs are not only for medically-complex children who have conditions more chronic in nature. Though we certainly have the skilled sta to manage these conditions, many of our patients require less complex supervision such as apnea monitoring or administration of small amounts of oxygen, routines that are not handled at regular daycares due to liability issues,Ž explained Jane Park, RN, Director of Pediatric Services at CSI. Some of our children simply need three or six-month skilled observation, perhaps because of feeding issues or a failure to thrive.Ž CSIs Fruit Cove PPEC can take children by the hour, by the day, by the week or on a longer-term basis. In addition to Medicaid, Private Pay is also accepted. Many stay-at-home parents “ nd great comfort in leaving their medically dependent child for the day under the care of skilled, compassionate nursing, while they run errands or have a respite. The PPECs operated by CSI are not only ful“ lling a much underserved need in the St. Johns and Duval communities. At the Fruit Cove location, they are also fostering better pediatric nursing care. CSI works with local nursing education programs to use the PPEC as part of their pediatric clinical rotation. Our CSI nurses working at the PPEC talk and teach, as they perform their routines, to provide nursing students rotating through our center an in-depth understanding of the care of medically-complex children,Ž stated Park. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Do you like to write? Are you perhaps interested in a career in journalism? Then WE are looking for YOU!Mandarin NewsLine is seeking two student writers for paid positions to report this school year on Mandarin High School sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) and MHS general school news ( MHS Happenings ) for our monthly community newspaper. Email us today! editor@mandarinnewsline.comStudent Writers Needed! Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included?886-4919

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As many of you know, the Alhambra was saved from extinction in 2009 by Craig Smith, who not only greatly improved the ambience of the gem of a dinner theatre facility, but has also o ered some outstanding theatrical presentations accompanied by gourmet meals! On a recent visit, I was brought up to date on what is going on this summer. Currently a family-oriented production of The Wizard of OzŽ is being presented. What is special about this is the fact that the Alhambra has chosen to share its success by identifying it as a fundraiser for the Northeast Take a stroll through the beautiful 11 acre park on the banks of the St. Johns River in historic Mandarin and visit the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. The museum provides an intimate venue to discover the history of the area. Artifacts in the museum include items related to the Timuquan Indians and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wintered in Mandarin from 1867-1884, as well as items about the Civil War era and the Union steamboat Maple Leaf, which was sunk o Mandarin Point. The museum also o ers an art gallery featuring Mandarin artists, general information about life in old Mandarin and a small store of books and items related to local history. The park walk includes the 1876 barn and home built by Major William Webb, a boardwalk along the river, a saw mill and the Losco Winery building. Picnic tables and restrooms are available. The city park and museum are located at 11964 Mandarin Road adjacent to County Dock Road. The park is open from sunrise to sunset and the museum is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free admission. Or you might like to step back into a time when many Mandarin residents shopped and picked up their mail at the old Mandarin Store and Encore!Alhambra brightens summer theatrical entertainmentBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityFlorida Community Hospice. From July 25 to August 19, the theatre will present Jason Petty in Hank and my Honky Tonk Heroes.Ž Taking one back to the beginnings of country music, it will make you smile and make you cry as it retells the story of Hank Williams tragic and too short life. Jason Petty has been acclaimed nationally for his presentation, including “ ve nominations for the New York best actorŽ award. September 5 to October 7 will see a complete change of pace when the Alhambra features Joyce DeWitt in a drama about a middle-aged couple who appear to be living the ideal life. An unexpected appearance by a former boyfriend turns their lives upside down. October 18 to November 25 will change the mood again History comes alive at Mandarin Museum when Phantom,Ž a di erent version of Phantom of the OperaŽ will be presented. This one is unique in that it begins the story early in the life of the phantom, with many twists along the way. And then of course the holiday season will be celebrated November 28 to December 24 with the presentation of White Christmas,Ž a tradition for more than 20 years at the Alhambra. No description of the programs being o ered would be complete without mention of the superb food one gets to enjoy as part of the celebration. After much consideration, the bu et was eliminated. Plated serviceŽ at ones table is now the routine. The menu is planned to compliment the current production and includes a choice of two or three salads, three entrees and three desserts. All food is prepared under the supervision of Executive Chef De Juan Roy. You can expect a gourmet meal! For additional information you can call 641-1212 or visit the web at www.alhambrajax. com. Post O ce. The Store and Post O ce celebrated a centennial anniversary last year, having opened in 1911. Owned and operated by the Walter Jones family, it was in full operation until 1964. Most folks who lived in Mandarin considered this spot to be the heart of the community … the place where everybody met. Stop by and get a feel for Mandarin when it was just a sleepy little village. The building, which is leased by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society from the Mandarin Community Club, was restored by a grant from the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. The old Mandarin Store and Post O ce is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 12447 Mandarin Road and is open the “ rst and third Sundays of each month from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. You may get more information from the website www. mandarinmuseum.net or by emailing or calling the museum: mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net or 268-0784. (NewsUSA) For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is “ nding that multivitamins can be the “ rst line of defense against many di erent types of infections, including respiratory infections and in” uenza. Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, its much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death,Ž says Registered and Certi“ ed Dietitian-Nutritionist Debra Spector. And since some diabetic patients dont normally respond well to treatment, prevention is key.Ž Taking a special diabetes Got diabetes? Take your multivitaminmultivitamin, usually found in the diabetes section of a drugstore, not the vitamin section, allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient de“ ciencies that can lead to problems. The year-long study among 130 patients, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the incidence of infection was much lower among diabetics who took a multivitamin versus those who did not. Infection occurred in only 17 percent of diabetic patients who took a multivitamin versus the 93 percent who took a placebo. The study also found that regular multivitamin usage reduced the rate of minor urinary tract and gastrointestinal infections in people with diabetes. Because of the nature of the disease, its not uncommon for diabetics to experience nutrient de“ ciencies. Diabetes medications and frequent urination can lead to the loss of vital nutrients that protect the body. Since there are many health risks that can result from vitamin and mineral de“ ciencies, I encourage my diabetic patients to “ nd a multivitamin supplement with more potent levels of important nutrients to meet their needs,Ž says Spector. Learn more about Multibetic and other diabetic products at www.diabeticproducts. com.

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195 If you experience any of these symptoms, ask your doctor for a referral to Atlas Physical Therapy. Have you ever leaked (even a little) urine? 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 8/30/12 NEED A HAND? I must admit my discoveryŽ of DeLand, Florida, was totally by accidentƒbut I will be back! Its just a little drive from here and it sure beats the tra c jams and ticket prices at the theme parks further south. Our day in DeLand happened during our “ rst road trip with our new puppy Augie Doggy. He had been a real heathenŽ ever since we got him the “ rst of the year and we had not allowed him to be out in public. In early April he began trying to go to our beatŽ so to speak and we thought we would take a trial run and go to Daytona Beach for a family Spring Break. To give The AugŽ an outing we got up early one morning and drove over to Blue Springs State Park to exercise and see the springs. This was a winner idea! The park has plenty of hiking and walking trails and the springs swimming area is adjacent to a huge picnic ground which is completely covered by a canopy of old oak trees. We spread out a blanket and put the puppy on it with his toys and had a great time people watching. Our Hispanic neighbors next to us were having a gourmet cookout complete with fresh skirt steaks and cilantroƒthey even gave me the recipe! As we headed back to Daytona we decided to go the scenic route and not take the Interstate which took us through the heart of downtown DeLand„a photo opportunity in itself! I almost broke my neck when we went down Main Street and passed all the little boutiques and restaurants. Then we hit the campus of Stetson University and its beautiful historic buildings. I decided then and there we would be back! Less Augie Doggy! When I came home I researched DeLand on the internet and found more out about this little gem in central Florida. This was the “ rst community to receive the MainStreet designation in 1997 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Society. MainStreet DeLand holds over 50 events each year to include the famous Fall Festival held in November. There are six museums in town, numerous specialty shops and more restaurants than your palate can contend with, all in walking The 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 Councilmember Matt Schellenberg with Whole Foods employees Adrienne Cartagena, marketing team leader and Heather Olsen, Healthy Eating and Green Mission specialist at the Adopt-ARoad sign installation ceremony for Whole Foods Market on Friday, July 20. The Lifestyle GuruDay trippin to DeLand!By Joy Hartleydistances from each other. But if you are more the outdoorsy kind, continue down U.S. Highway 17 a little ways to DeLeon Springs for canoeing and kayaking and paddleboat activities in the 73 degree waters. This workout would be a mustŽ if you start your day eating pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant on the corner! Oh! You could end the day by taking advantage of the world classŽ skydiving facilities in DeLand which is also known as the Sky Diving Capital of the world! See what I told you„this is a little gem of a place! Just go to Mainstreetdeland.org or Discoverdeland.org for more information. Speaking of pancakes, I must share with you our familys favorite recipe. Julias Pancakes 2 cups biscuit mix 1 egg 1/2 cup oil 1 cups club soda Combine all ingredients … dont over mix! Pour in hot skillet. These are so ” u y! We Need a Home!Name: Doozer Sex: Male Weight: 57.5 lbs Hair: Tan with a little black Birthday: May 15, 2005 Relationship: Single & looking. Anniversary: 4 months with JHS. Interested in: Dental disease research Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Name: Amy Sex: Female Hair: Sleek, Black and Short Birthday: January 21, 2010 Relationship: Single and looking for the right family. Anniversary: 5 months at JHS Interested in: Working out... one day soon!Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank

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Movie ReviewMen in Black 3Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld. Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Jemaine Clement. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Men in Black 3, an action “ lm for adults and teens. Aliens, aliens, everywhere, even on the moon. In a specialty prison, Boris the Animal, performed by Jemaine Clement, is an alien who shoots dartlike projectiles from his palms. He plans his escape so he can go back and kill the man who destroyed one of his arms. That man is Agent K, portrayed as veteran K by Tommy Lee Jones and young K by Josh Brolin. When word of his escape is released, Agent K does not share past adventures with his partner Agent J, played by Will Smith, Like other high riskŽ boats, personal water craft, known as jet skisŽ are small and tend toward being for one person. Most allow for a passenger and some hybrids are larger and challenge distinction from a runabout. Unlike paddle craft, PWCs feature speed, noise and display. They are heavy and maneuver quickly. They are in fact waterborne motorcycles with all the danger of their wheeled cousin … plus they dont have brakes. While their drivers seek fun, the machine tempts some to impinge on other boaters and swimmers trying to enjoy their fun. The July 1 death of retired astronaut Alan Poindexter at Pensacola Beach serves to re-straining their relationship. The next day in the MIB o ce, suddenly no one but Agent J knows who Agent K is; all of the other MIB agents only know that such an agent died in 1969. Boris the Animal must go back in time to complete his plan and that time is 1969. Agent Js mission is to go back in time to save K. In this time-travel pursuit, J will learn answer some questions regarding his own past as he sees how K becomes the man he is in the future. This “ lm, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, is fast-paced and entertaining in the action and comedy delivered by Will Smith, his straight men and the many aliens. Josh Brolin also provided a fabulous performance as young K; his timing, syntax and expressions mirror what Tommy Lee Jones would have looked like if he played the part. The special e ects and alien development are as always scary and hilarious at the same time for many of these creatures. For a prequel-sequel, it is a summer winner of the light and funny variety with just enough action to keep it stimulating. The motorized unicycles were very cool and made me hope someone would market that. An enjoyable “ lm all around.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateHigh risk … PWCs are watercyclesŽBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8mind us of the potential danger of a maneuvering PWC. In this sad case, one of his sons drove his watercycle too close and struck Poindexter riding as passenger on the rear of another PWC. The auxiliary in some areas have their own PWCs to permit patrol of shallow areas and special situations. Our safety checks are also adapted to the realities of a PWC, principally the life preserver, cuto switch, operator age and daytime limitation. As for water-skiers, Florida requires that everyone on or towed behind a PWC wear a USCG-approved life jacket and not the in” atable variety. The operator also must have an engine cuto lanyard attached to them. Those operators also must be at least 14 years of age and at least 18 to rent a PWC. These vehicles are legally operated only from half an hour before sunrise to half an hour after sunset. As you can see, PWC safety is focused on the operator, who is the key component to responsible use of the machines speed and maneuvers. As part of a free examination, the Vessel Safety Examiners will discuss the life jacket, sound signaling devices, “ re extinguisher, vessel condition, distress signals, registration display and operation. PWC or any boat operator can call John Hadley at 626-3772 or use our website, www.SafeBoatingJax. com to set up a Vessel Safety Check. Florida law requires boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988 to have passed an approved boating safety course and carry a Florida boating safety education ID card and a photo ID in order to operate a vessel powered by 10 HP or more. Please call Bob Strong at 721-1346 or visit the website for speci“ cs on the August 11 or September 15 boating safety course or other dates. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! 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While youre gearing up for the back-to-school shu e, there is no better time than the present to have an important conversation with your teen about textualŽ harassment. TextualŽ harassment is constantly sending texts, instant messages or emails in an attempt to harass or keep tabs on someone. Unfortunately, at a time where cell phones and unlimited texting plans are popular among young people, textualŽ harassment has become a growing aspect of dating violence. According to the Pew Research Center, 88 percent of teen cell phone users are text messengers and texting has now overtaken the frequency of every other common form of interaction with their friends. Texting has de“ nitely changed relationship etiquette,Ž explains Betsy Kaupa, lead community education specialist at Hubbard House. Technology is exploding even as we talk about it.Ž Kaupa teaches Hubbard Houses Relationship Abuse Prevention (RAP) program to local middle and high school students. The goal of RAP is to prevent future violence by educating students about violent and nonviolent behaviors and healthy versus unhealthy dating relationships. RAP also covers bullying, harassment and stalking through technology … which has become a growing trend among teens today. The Pew Research Center states one in three teens say they are text messaged 10, 20 and even 30 times an hour by a part-You have one new messageŽ: Talk to your teen about textualŽ harassmentBy Contributing Writer Jasmine Dionne Williams, Hubbard House Internner keeping tabs on them. I stopped telling students a number and I started telling them to pay attention to how many and how fast,Ž said Kaupa. They should be asking themselves how comfortable they feel receiving and responding to the messages, but the problem is a lot of teens dont take the threats seriously.Ž Many teens have a hard time distinguishing the di erence between a partner who is caring and a partner who is controlling. Some teens become accustomed to the harassment and therefore, fail to view it as such; however, the problem doesnt stop at the teens “ ngertips because 82 percent of parents whose teens were emailed or text messaged 30 times an hour were not aware of the harassment. TextualŽ harassment often goes unnoticed by parents because the messages are usually private and hard to block. Kaupa explained that there may not be any warning signs until the situation is already overwhelming. So, she suggests having a conversation about the responsible use of a cell phone before one is given. There has to be some kind contractual boundaries set in place before a cell phone is given and parents should also consider why they want their teen to have one in the “ rst place,Ž she says. The impact of textualŽ harassment can be devastating, but there are some ways to avoid it. The most important thing you can do is to keep the lines of communication open between you and your teen. If your teen is comfortable talking to you, he or she will be more likely to show you disturbing texts or even ask for your help if they are being bothered by text messages. In addition to having great communication with your teen, teaching them to have the responsibilities that come along with owning a cell phone is also imperative. Help them understand the importance of only giving their number to people they know and trust. Furthermore, you can monitor the phone bill by checking how many texts your teen is getting per day and also the times and who is sending the text messages. Its important to take note of any suspicious activity, like a heavy volume of messages from an unknown number and discuss this with your teen. Finally, as a parent looking to protect their teen, it helps if you know and understand the technology they are using. A lot of parents get nervous when it comes to the latest gadgets, but if you are not aware of new technological advances and the way they impact your teen, youll have a hard time explaining to them what it is youre protecting them from. If someone is textuallyŽ harassing your teen, you should document and save the messages. Notify the police if the text messages are threatening and contact your carrier to block the sender. You may also want to consider changing their number or temporarily disabling their texts as well. 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.Summertime is here! As you prepare for summertime fun, whether traveling or just enjoying the weather outdoors, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville urges you to remain aware that summer poisoning hazards can threaten your familys health. As children are out of school for the summer, they may be spending more time unsupervised in or out of doors with ready access to potentially dangerous plants and home products,Ž cautions Dr. Jay Schauben, director of the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville. Poison proof your home and outdoor areas by following a few simple tips to reduce the chance of accidental poisoning emergencies. However, if a poisoning emergency does occur, call the Poison Help line at 1-800-2221222.ŽCelebrate the summer safely€ Barbeques are a summertime staple. Every summer the Poison Center has to deal with accidents involving charcoal lighter ” uid. Keep these products in their original containers and prevent access to them by children. Do not induce vomiting as this can make it worse. € Food poisoning, a common occurrence during this typically warm weather, is caused by bacterial growth in certain foods, such as mayonnaise-containing products or uncooked foods, when they are not handled, cooked or stored properly. Symptoms of the most common types of food poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and fever. One or more of these symptoms usually develop within a few hours to a few days after eating the spoiled food. To stay safe, wash all counter tops, utensils and hands with warm, soapy water prior to and after food preparation; thawing meat and poultry in the refrigerator; and, avoiding leaving perishable food out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. € When traveling, store medications, personal products, insect repellent or sunscreen in locked suitcases away from children. Avoid bringing along a few pillsŽ in unmarked containers as these may not be child-resistant and they are unlabeled as to content or quantity. € Always follow directions carefully when using insect repellents as some products are not meant to be applied to the skin. Only apply insect repellents to exposed skin. When applying to the face, spray on the hands and rub onto face, being careful to avoid the eyes and mouth. Do not spray on childrens hands as they tend to rub their eyes and/or place their hands or “ ngers in their mouths. € If camping, be careful of the underbrush, as it could contain poison ivy or stinging/ biting animals. Remember, Leaves of three, let it be.Ž For any poisoning emergencies or for poison-related questions, call the Poison Help line toll free, 24 hours a day, at 1-800-222-1222.

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € August 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 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 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 By nature, Im a perfectionist. I enjoy clean spaces, I do my best at every task Im given and I dont like to be interrupted whether Im talking, writing, cleaning or teaching. And God, in His in“ nite wisdom, gave me six very talkative, very busy children. Very funny, God. Let me tell you, the spotless house and never being interruptedŽ went out the door pretty early on. But my desire for those things is deeply entrenched. When I only get three words out before someone “ nishes my sentence or asks a totally unrelated question, I dont just get a little irritated. I feel annoyed. I feel angry. I hate to tell you this, but it gets much uglier. I would rather clear the clutter o the counter and put the Loving Family’ dollhouse in order than play dolls with my little loving family. In short, I am sel“ sh. I much prefer to accomplish my goals than to pour myself into loving my littles. I confess this to you for two reasons: one is to dispel the idea that moms of many are inherently patient. No, were really not. Patience is a daily Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday August 1, The Bible; Wednesday August 8, Hard to be Healthy; Wednesday August 15, Lonely...; Wednesday August 22, An Unsolved Mystery. 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.LTCHopeJAXe.com. All children, ages kindergarten through those entering the sixth grade, are invited to Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School being held Monday through Friday, August 6 through 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Family Fun Day Finale will be on Saturday, sAugust 11 from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. with concessions, water slide, games and more! Mega Sports Camp will be held at Freedom Christian Fellowship, located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. Parents, please log on to www.fcfjax.org to pre-register and sign up for the sport/activity that interests your child. The game of football can be very confusing if you dont know the rules, yet the basics are simple. On Sunday, August 19 at 5:00 pm, Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Reform Temple) has invited Coach Larry Pasquale, with help of audio visual equipment, to share the basics of football, the object of the game and various ways to score to the layout of the “ eld. One of the original Jaguars coaches, Pasquale has had 39 years coaching experience with 20 of those years as a special teams coach as well as a TV and radio commentator. He has a weekly radio show, Inside the Game,Ž which is on our local radio station 1320. His football class at UNFs Osher New to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville invites you to a monthly co ee and schmoozing program the “ rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. 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. There are no solicitations. Plan to join us on September 5. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. Registration is underway at Mandarin United Methodist Church for the fall soccer season at www.mandarinumc.com. Evaluations will be August 6, 7 and 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. We anticipate close to 300 players and will need coaches and o cials. Being a coach or o cial is an opportunity to change a childs life. We offer training and support. Please contact Mike Groos at mgroos@ mumc.net or 318-1782 if you are interested.Purposeful ParentingLoving your Littles By Allie Olsen Temple presents popular Football 101challenge for me. Times six. But I am a strong believer that every cloud has a silver lining or to use Biblical terms, all things work for the good of those who love God.Ž How does having twice as many kids help me to grow in patience? I may learn patience a little quicker because I have twice as many chances to practice! The second reason for my confession is to encourage you! If I, a sel“ sh perfectionist, can learn to love my littles and all the messes that accompany them, anyone can! Ill share a few of my secrets to loving little angels (and monsters): € Stop. Yes, stop whatever youre doing and give them your attention. Play, take a walk or read a book. Just do something together. € Involve them in what youre doing. Sure, it takes twice as long to make dinner with help„so start early and include a job the littles can help with. Mine love to make salads (I chop, they layer and toss), stir, wash veggies in the sink... be creative! € Be interrupted. As often as Lifelong Learning program is a favorite because of his entertaining and interesting presentations. Larry grew up in Brooklyn, New York and now lives in Ponte Vedra. The pot luck dinner will include delicious hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled by Temple Brotherhood. Guests are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to feed themselves plus eight others. The cost is $7 per person. The Temples adult activities committee asks that you please call or email to RSVP to Barbie Young at 2627885 or Isabel at tempo18@ comcast.net. This program is designed for adults only. Get ready to enjoy and understand the new season of the Jacksonville Jaguars.Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com you are able, be available when youre asked. Take not right nowŽ and in a minuteŽ out of your vocabulary! Tie the shoe, brush the dolls hair, look at the LEGO creation. The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking proposals for grant projects in Florida that will address unmet maternal health needs. Forms and instructions for the 2013 grant program are available on our website, marchofdimes. com/” orida. There are two applications processes for the 2013 grant program. For projects of $3000 or less, applicants should use the Community Award Application. For projects on interconception and post-partum health, applicants should use the Florida Chapter Grant Application. Completed applications are due at 12:00 noon on August 31, 2012 and late applications will not be accepted. For more information, please contact Donna Poynor at dpoynor@marchofdimes. com or 352-642-8291. These grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission to give every baby a healthy start,Ž according to Julie Samples, MSN, ARNP, March of Dimes State Program Services Chair. We are grateful that our successful fundraising e orts, such as March for Babies, make it possible for us March of Dimes grants availableto support new initiatives for stronger, healthier babies in Florida.Ž The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy. For more information, visit the March of Dimes website at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language website at nacersano.org. Got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It" 904-262-2217 Art of Dance South 3025 C.R. 210 Suite 102 St Augustine, Florida 32092next to "Hurricanes" 904-945-6420 Registering Now for Fall Classes Fall classes will begin August 6th Back to School Guide Now Enrolling for Summer Camp and Fall Riding lessons Amy B arnett C erti e d R i d ing I nstr uc tor by the Am eri c an R i d ing I nstr uc tor A sso c iation Gingerbread Acres, LLC 12567 Al a dd in Rd. J a ck son v i ll e Fl ori d a 32223904-654-3561 (ARA) Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when were young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each day. Making the e ort to nurture your childs brain with both proper nutrients and varied experiences, especially when they are young and developing at such a fast rate, is crucial,Ž says speech pathologist Lauren Zimet, founder of Early Insights, LLC and an expert on childhood brain development. The connections in brain circuitry can be enhanced through the environments and activities a child is exposed to, and participates in, as well as the nutrients a child consumes.Ž Zimet o ers “ ve tips to help parents enhance healthy brain development in their children, positioning them for success in school today and Five ways to help kids boost their brain powerwell into their future: 1. Select a rainbow. Its no secret that the bene“ ts of fresh fruits and vegetables are numerous, but thanks to the results of ongoing research, you can con“ dently add brain health to that list. Encourage your children to eat a colorful array of produce (organic when possible) each day so they get the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needed to nourish and protect their growing brains. If your child is resistant to eating produce, encourage them to come shopping with you and select something new to try. Kids are more likely to eat what they have selected themselves. 2. Relax the right way. While its true that exercise boosts brain power, its also important to teach children how to relax. Balancing activity with relaxation is important so that kids dont get too stressed, which can impact the brains development and lead to learning and behavior problems. Teaching children early on the bene“ t of setting goals, working towards those goals and giving their brain and body time to relax are important life skills. When its time to relax, skip the TV and teach your child that taking a walk in nature, reading a book or drawing are great ways to unwind. Deep breathing is also an excellent practice to teach children of all ages. 3. Eat omega-3 brain food. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are critical to a childs brain development. They are called essentialŽ because we need them for optimal health. The problem is that our bodies cannot manufacture them and we can only get them from the food we eat or supplements we take. While “ sh, nuts and seaweed are good omega-3 sources, kids typically dont gobble down these foods. That leaves many parents worried that their kids arent getting enough, and with omega-3 de“ cits linked to ADHD, dyslexia and other behavioral and psychological disorders, many are turning to supplements for their children. Experts agree that the safest, most reliable source of the most important essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA) is a high quality “ sh oil supplement. 4. Happy brains are hydrated brains. Staying hydrated is important for growing brains and bodies. Water can improve energy, increase mental and physical performance, remove toxins and waste from the body and keep skin healthy and glowing. Based on the trillions of cells in the body that need water to function, most nutritionists agree that children need more, not less H20. To estimate how many ounces of water your child should drink daily, divide his or her weight in half and aim for that number of ounces per day. 5. Be a positive support system early on. Learning is a complex process, but children will be more open to trying new things when they know their parents believe in them. Under Florida Law:€A child must have successfully completed kindergarten in order to be eligible for “ rst grade. €Children may enter kindergarten if they will be “ ve years old on or before September 1st. €Children may enter “ rst grade if they will be six years old on or before September 1st, and have successfully completed kindergarten. €All children who will be six years old by February 1st must attend school. €All children must attend school until they reach the age of 16.Boost brain power cont. on pg. 24How to register your child for schoolThis is Florida law and there are no exceptions. Source: www.duvalschools.org

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Peas in a Pod Learning Center FREE VPK ~ 6 weeks to 5 years old 6:30a-6:30p www.peasinapodjax.com Lic# C04DU0816 Fall Registration (Across from Zaxbys)academyofdancejax.com (Classes Begin August 27) (ClassesBeginAugust27) Back to School Guide (ARA) Academic performance expectations, attendance at school functions and balancing extra-curricular activities with time for homework„parents and children have a lot to talk about at the beginning of the school year. Few conversations, however, will be as important or as fraught with tension as discussing how children should and should not behave online. While many kids look forward to reuniting with school friends from last year, theyll be meeting new people, too. Many of those interactions will take place, in part, in the digital world, bringing online child safety front-of-mind for parents as back-to-school season arrives. To help protect your child while he or she is online, start the school year with three important conversations: How to behave when connecting online: The anonymity of the internet makes meeting strangers seem appealing and safe. But kids should use at least the same level of cauAugust is Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month, and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons would like to education the community on prevention. A complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist that you know and trust literally sets the stage for the next 80 years,Ž says Dr. Levine, pediatric ophthalmologist with Clay Eye. Strong vision can be a lifechanger for children. I encourage parents to give your child the best chance for success with an eye exam when theyre ready to start school at four or Acknowledging e ort, instead of the outcome, strengthens a childs belief in himself or herself. Teaching goal setting, prioritizing activities and working o of check lists exercises the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in the brain. Experimentation through trial and error is the way the brain learns best. Giving your childs brain what it needs to grow strong can help him or her at school and in all social situations,Ž adds Zimet. Utilizing these tips is a great way to help position your child for success in the coming school year, and beyond.ŽAugust is Back to School and Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month “ ve years old.Ž Dr. Levine, who has extensive experience in pediatric ophthalmology, joined the Clay Eye team in July 2011. He is the only pediatric ophthalmologist within the eight physician practice and one of the few pediatric specialists in the region. Hes a resource that parents now have access to right in their own community. Good vision is such an important part of a childs development and is the foundation for education. I suggest if there is a concern, that you get an honest opinion from someone with experience. I have over a decade of experience in pediatric ophthalmology and emphasize a strong connection between doctor and child. While I specialize in kids, Im happy to see patients of any age.Ž 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!Three must-have talks about online child safetytion when meeting someone new online as they would in the real world. Explain to kids why they should never initiate or accept online contact from someone they havent “ rst met in person; given all the information we tend to give away in our online pro“ les, its like walking up to a stranger on the street and inviting him or her into your home. Employ tools like SafetyWeb to help keep kids safe online. The tool helps parents monitor online activity and includes an active blog/forum that allows parents and pros to discuss the latest child-rearing challenges of the digital age. Review the privacy settings on your childs social media accounts so that your son or daughter understands whats visible to friends, and what is visible to everyone else (preferably, nothing). Create the social media accounts with your child so that you know what sites she uses and who her online friends are. Back to School 2012 Duval County First Day of School Monday, August 20Boost brain power cont. from pg. 23 Got news?886-4919Online safety tips cont. on pg. 25

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine € August 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Gutter Masters, LLC 904.813.4388 www.seamlessgutters-jacksonville.com $100 Off any Job$900 or more $50 Off any Job$400 or more NEED HELP NOW?Plumbing problems never happen at a convenient time, and fixing them is seldom as easy as you had hoped. Let our friendly, experienced plumber provide a quick solution to your problem. We have the tools and the skills to save you from unnecessary stress and frustration.(904) 294-7141 “Plumbing With Integrity“www.tdolanplumbing.com Buy One Get One FREE Bottle Brush Trees TREE FARM & NURSERY 7280 SR 13 N. 32259Free Landscape & Sod EstimatesCall us at 904-522-1786 or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Last years mild winter accompanied with little or no rain had the makings for an outstanding summer of “ shing. With salinity levels already extremely high, this springs “ shing for weak“ sh, reds, trout and ” ounder was ahead of schedule. From downtown Jacksonville to Orange Park many of the “ sh being caught were species you would expect to be caught closer to Mayport than the Buckman Bridge. Whiting and blue“ sh which usually inhabit beaches and bays were biting the baits meant for weak“ sh. Dolphins were chasing bait at Doctors Lake and tripletail was spotted around crab buoys. It was really beginning to look like this was going to be a memorable summer of “ shing. Then came the rain. What makes our area of This summer has been brutal at times, which hardly needs saying. Torrential rains and high temperatures make for less than ideal conditions for gardening. However … fall is on the way and its a great time to consider what cool season vegetables youd like to enjoy. For greens and cruciferous vegetables, good choices might be Swiss chard, cabbage, broccoli and that ubiquitous southerner, collards. While none of these are exotic, they are fairly easy to grow and all vegetables can be more valuable straight from the garden as the freshest vegetables are the tastiest. Stir-frying in a little canola oil or steaming lightly, will help retain vitamins. Broccoli can become a cut and come again crop„once the main head has been harvested you can look forward to weeks of smaller, tender side shoots, looking just like miniature broccoli heads. Just dont discard the plants before giving them a chance to develop.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkathe St. Johns unique to other areas of the river is the salinity of the water. The o cial dividing line of the St. Johns River from freshwater to saltwater is the Main Street Bridge downtown. In reality, from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs the rivers water is usually brackish. Rainfall amounts here and as far south as Brevard County can greatly determine the location of the rivers brackish water by dozens of miles north or south. Heavy rains in early June were much needed for our drought stricken area. Area lakes and ponds were replenished and dying lawns were revived. It looked like we had dodged a bullet, as too much rain at one time could have been devastating to the salt levels needed for our summer time “ shing and shrimping. We were fortunate most of the heavy rains did not fall further south causing a ” ushing e ect of the river. The salinity was reduced sending those beach and bay “ sh back to where they came from, but “ shing remained good. Unfortunately a few weeks later we were hit again with heavier and more widespread rain. The additional June rains have diluted the amount of salt in the river once again leaving us with uncertain “ shing and shrimping conditions. However, the rains could have been just what the river needed, correcting the extreme intrusion of saltwater and pushing back the boundaries of brackish water further north. Time will tell over the next few weeks, but its possible we may still have good “ shing ahead and dodged a bullet after all. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak“ sh at your favorite hole. Lots of bream in neighborhood ponds. Get your shrimp nets ready as shrimping should begin to warm up towards the end of the month. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. GardeningLooking forward to fall?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASThe University of Florida is a great source of information on vegetable gardening. Check out http://solutionsforyourlife. com/hot_topics/lawn_and_garden/veggie_gardening.html. Fall is also a good time to review your ” ower and shrub plantings. By August there may be casualties you want to replace and overgrown spring” owering perennials that need dividing. Plan to tackle these tasks when the weather is really cooling down and youll have greater success than trying to do so in the heat of summer. If disease has been the problem, particularly root rot, it might be prudent to replace that plant with one from a di erent family. The disease may be lingering in the soil and could simply attack the replacement For more detailed information on topical gardening, I can recommend the bi-monthly newsletter from our Duval County Extension Service, A New Leaf.Ž (http://duval.ifas.u” edu/documents/nleafJulyAugust2012.pdf) The monarch butter” ies will be more evident in the weeks to come, as they prepare to migrate south for the winter. If you have plenty of blooms such as pentas, this will lure them into the garden and a bonus for them would be to “ nd members of the milkweed family on which to lay their eggs. Its always fun for kids … and adults! … to see the metamorphosis of the caterpillar to butter” y. If you are handy you can simply use an old cardboard box with a mesh lid as a caterpillar house. (Or you can buy a ready-made version.) Give it plenty of fresh milkweed to eat and it will very quickly grow and transform into a beautiful green and gold chrysalis. Once that stage is reached the caterpillar within is undergoing its transformation and it wont be many days until the new butter” y splits the chrysalis and emerges, wet and crumpled, from its con“ nes. The wings take several hours to plump up and become functional. Once the monarch is ready to ” y, carefully shift the box outside and place it near some ” owers. Remove the lid and watch. Who knows, your hatchling may be one of the millions of monarchs that will make its way to overwinter in Mexico! Photo by Peggy Greb (www.ars.usda.gov) Congratulations to the new club of“ cers elected at the River City Womens Clubs April meeting. Pictured are Hilda Bryson, treasurer; Marian McMahan, “ rst vice president; Betty Harrelson, president; Liz Roch, recording secretary; and Chris Buckley, parliamentarian. The River City Womens Club offers Friendship and Philanthropy,Ž having many fun fundraisers during the year. The funds are then distributed 100 percent to two or more charities voted on by members at the clubs March meeting. For additional information or to join the club, please contact jaxmarian@comcast.net.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € August 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Camel riding isnt a popular means of transportation in the United States, but a method Ive always wanted to try. As luck goes, I was blessed with two diverse opportunities within one month. The “ rst came when I traveled to Jordan and spent two nights in a Bedouin tent camp. The desert at Wadi Rum reigns as an ideal location for a camel trek. Lawrence of Arabia described the landscape with, red sands that stretch like seas between mountains of crimson sandstone. The rock monoliths sculpted by nature resemble the drippings of candle wax on a monumental scale.Ž On the morning of my ride, owners in long ” owing robes crossed the dunes and walked alongside their herd. The scene looked like it a sepia-tinted photograph from a history book, except the two Bedouin were talking on cell phones. Okay, I thought„digital age dromedaries. They cushed the camels (lowered to a kneeling position) and covered their basic saddles with blankets. Stirrups are not part of a camels gear, so one grips the tufts of hair atop the hump. To get on, I ” ung one leg over the beast, feeling my yoga class stretches coming into use. I casually shimmied my butt into place and hunkered down. Suddenly, my camel erupted upward nearly tossing me o its back as it leaped to its fore-knees. Then, in a two-stage process, its back legs extended and I was nearly catapulted forward over its head. I then found myself riding at the height that would guarantee a slam dunk into a basketball net. Woo-hoo! The “ rst few minutes gave me a bumpy, disconcerting ride, as my body jostled to and fro. But soon I began to adapt and enjoy the feel of the gentle compression of my camels hooves into the sandy sea. The view on camelback is spectacular; youre about twice as high as when riding a horse and the desert scenery is gorgeous. Later in the month, I found myself at the Safari Wilderness Ranch in Central Florida. TravelRiding camels here and thereBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comBelieve it or not, I mounted a camel here for another ride. They use an easier method to get on and o but honestly its not as much fun nor as hair-raising as my original. Polk County camel riders step up onto a platform at the dromedarys height. Then, riders simply toss a foot over. The camel does not rise or descend. In Florida, the saddles had metal frames which guarantee a secure ride. Once beyond the loading zone, the sensation of riding is identical, except the safari traverses grass instead of sand. While riding through Wilderness Park I saw zebras, lemurs, wart hogs, cattle, deer, antelope and Water Bu alo. Safari Wilderness Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds and no lines; its a natural adventure with guides who explain the herds of exotic game. Safari vehicles “ tted with shade canopies offer an alternative tour. I highly recommend a trip to Jordan; the country is safe, the people are friendly and the archeological ruins outstanding. A camel ride across the desert is a cherished memory, but I have to admit, a threehour car ride gave me a similar, close encounter with the humped beasts. If you go: www.jordantours-travel.com/cms/ or www.SafariWilderness.com Digital age dromedaries! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLine€ Total circulation of 26,000+ Addresses (September Deadline to reserve space 8/14) Now is the time to advertise your . Enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year, Sports, Day Care, Schools and Back to School Business Specials!€ Community Newspapers are a ordable and they work! € We o er complimentary ad design € Ad sizes to suit every budget B a c k t o S c h o o l & Back to School & B a c k T o B u s i n e s s Back To Business! SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Page 3 What’s New Pge4NEW! Political Opinio itJournWhat’s Insid Volume 5, Issue 9 June 2011 On a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in April, a group of volunteers and their friends gathered to witness City Council President Jack Webb present a Resolution. This formal address wasin honor of some Mandarin hfor20years had been nityCity Council President Jack Webb presents City Council Resolution to Mary Kaminski and Bonnie McNulty, co-directors of the Mandarin Food BankTeam Kids 4 A CureŽ participated in their sixth Relay For Life on April 16-17. This American Cancer Society event takes place every spring at Mandarin High School. Its an 18-hour event representing cancer never sleepsŽ and at least one team member must be represented on the track during the entire 18 hours. Kids 4 A Cure,Ž with members between the ages of “ ve and 15, is just one of over 50 teams that participated and helped raise over $100,000 this year. Team Kids 4 A CureŽ was started by James and Jordan Har-Survivor Lap Mandarin Food Bank celebrates 20th and needed now more than ever!By Donna KeathleyThe Mandarin food Bank was born 20 years ago this April, when 16 women from St. Josephs Catholic Church began dispensing food to needy families in the community out of a small building on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Hood Landing Road. Prior to that, the Social Concerns itteeof the church had been tthistask working out of a small garage at the church. The food bank volunteers tell stories of how their ministry grew. It was as if Mandarins churches, schools, businesses, civic groups and dedicated individuals formed a circle of love around the causeŽ immediately after their doors opened. The original 900 square foot building quickly needed expansion due to the success of the program. The church received a grant from the Powers Foundation, which along with donations from many vendors helped to complete the “ rst addition. The second addition of 5,000 square feet, which was completed in 1996, allowed the food bank to grow in their commitments to the community. This expansion helped to create services such as a year-round migrant worker project which feeds “ ve camps of men and women located just south of St. Augustine. Also room was found to conduct life skills classes for clients, allowing the food bank Mandarin Food Bank cont. on pg. 5Relay for Life cont. on pg. 14Mandarins Relay for Life unites communityBy Contributing Writer Jennifer Harringtonrington six years ago, when they were only in third grade and their uncle was diagnosed cancer. They have raised over $50,000 since they started. All the kids on their team have been affected by cancer in some way and they want to make a different and help “ nd a cure for this disease. Through Relay, participants are creating a world with more birthdays and a world where cancer cant claim another year of anyones life. This event is fun! There Ftivalbright, Call today to reserve your ad space! 904-886-4919 € rt@rtpublishinginc.com

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