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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CouncilmemberPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 NEW! From the Florida HousePage 7 Your Voice Your Vote Page 8 San Jose construction Page 9 Political Commentary Page 10 Dignity U Wear Page 11 LaVilla golf tournament Page 13 QuiltFest 2012 Page 14 Back to School Guide MHS Happenings Page 15 Sheriffs safety tips Page 18 Fishing Report Page 18 Job Finder Page 20 Faith News Page 21 Football schedule MHS Sports Roundup Page 22 Spivaks come to AmericaPage 23 State of River report 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 12 September 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 EVERYBODYS INVITEDSundays at 9:30 and 11:00am 4911 Losco Road AccessChurch.comA campus of Andy Stanley and North Point Ministries. Seeking out good vegetables and produce at the local grocery store may be convenient; however, you are missing out on some unique items that are special to our areanot to mention nding interesting homemade jams, jellies and honeys made with loving care by local vendors. Plus you just cant beat the atmosphere of wandering about meeting the great vendors that make up a farmers market. So let us tell you about some area farmers markets that are worth After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Metro Diner next to Julington Creek Bridge, District 6 City Councilman Matt Schellenberg escorted Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown on a tour of Mandarin. Schellenberg invited the mayor to breakfast and a tour to help the mayor become more familiar with his district. The Recently the Mandarin Womens Club Antiquing Group took a trip to the beautiful, picturesque little coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia in search of some hidden treasure. And treasures they found! Just to name a few, Pat Ulp added an adorable little doll to her collection while Ginny Brunzel and her daughter Joan Brunzel Marra acquired several German Councilman hosts Mayor Alvin Brown on tour of MandarinBy Karl KennellUnique fresh produce and interesting items available at area farmers marketsBy Karl Kennell Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown with Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg.itinerary for the tour included a drive down Mandarin Road, Scott Mill Road and on to Old St. Augustine Road. Of primary importance to Councilman Schellenberg was to take Mayor Brown by the primary re station that currently serves the Bartram Park area of Mandarin. It is located north of Interstate 295 (State Road 9A) on Philips Highway (U.S. Highway 1). The challenge for the re and rescue crews at that station has always been the distance away from areas it serves, as well as the trains running on the tracks alongside Philips Highway. At times, the trains blocking the intersection can prevent a quick response to emergencies in the Bartram Park area. Included in the current Jacksonville city budget are monies to build a new re station on Bartram Park Boulevard. Councilman Schellenberg wanted Mayor Brown to fully understand the urgency for this new re station by taking him from the current station along the route to Bartram Park and across the train tracks to the proposed location for the new station. Mayor Brown hopes this tour will be the beginning of monthly breakfasts with the citys various city councilmen so he can become more familiar with the districts they serve. Mandarin Womens Club goes antiquingBy Contributing Writer Tamara McKay Club member Debi Harrison enjoys her time antiquing with the Mandarin Womens Club.beer steins for their own collections. Eleanor Serich found some monogrammed dishes while Laura Czaplicki pondered over how she could transport a rather large sofa home. The ladies took time out for a lunch break at Jinrights Seafood House, to enjoy some of the wonderful, fresh local seafood and to re-energize for Beauclerc Village Arts and Farmers Marketa visit. Located right here in Mandarin in the Real McCoy Sandwich Shop parking lot at 9719 San Jose Boulevard is the Beauclerc Village Arts and Farmers Market. Presently it only operates on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The market o ers produce from local and family farms around the county. Each weekend more vendors join the market. Currently the featured vendors are Smokeys Produce, Reeds Groves, Tropical Shaved Ice and Boylans Sodas. You will also nd quite unique items includ-Farmers Markets cont. on pg. 19 Antiquing cont. on pg. 4 Back to Back to School School Guide Guide Appears in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! See page 14!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 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 10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 2881100$10 off any $50 purchase of groceries PLU 30676 VALID UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 201210601 SAN JOSE BOULEVARD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonville this coupon not valid in combination with any other coupon, special, promotional offer or team member discount. coupon valid only at the whole foods market in jacksonville, . no duplications, copies or facsimiles will be accepted. this coupon may not be used towards the purchase of a whole foods market gift card. no cash value. please, only one coupon per customer, per day.Jacksonvilleand say goodbye to your takeout guy tomorrow. Increase your culinary know-how and expand your recipe repertoire at our stateof-the-art Lifestyle Center. Join us for cooking classes, tastings, demonstration dinners and workshops led by exciting chefs, artisans and our own in-store experts. We are pleased to offer affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.Sign-up for a class todayLearn more at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/jacksonville Scan with your smart phone to see all of our upcoming classes and events! I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; fee for non-members is $14 and you must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. 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) and representatives from the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center located at Shands/Jacksonville. 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 Cuban American Club of Jacksonville will celebrate its 44th anniversary at their Mandarin clubhouse, located at 5110 Lourcey Road, on September 9, 2012. For additional details about the club, please call 2624676. Strut Your Mutt, a fundraiser for ending pet homelessness, is coming to Jacksonville on September 29. Strut Your Mutt will include a dog walk, doggie contests, entertainment, refreshments and more. It will be at Riverside Park, located at 753 Park Street in Jacksonville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., the Strut starts at 9:30 a.m. and the event ends at 12:00 noon. Over 9,000 pets are killed daily in Americas shelters; Strut Your Mutt will help lower that number. You can help! Volunteers are needed for festival-related needs including set up, registration and clean up. Volunteer at bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org. Enter the Strut or learn more at strutyourmutt.org. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail.com or 253-0586. The next meeting of the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in the enclosed meeting room inside Golden Corral on San Jose Boulevard. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Congressman Ander Crenshaw who will present the current political situation in Washington and an insight into future actions by the government. With a question and answer period, this will be a very revealing and informative meeting to all that attend. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Does your child love to plant owers or dig in the dirt? The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages ve through 14 are welcome. We will be touring the gardens and planning our plots for the new year. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Hope to see you soon! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 13, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Mandarin Womens Club kick-o program to be held on September 27 is a picnic luncheon and Bingo. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. For reservations, please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by September 21. Club membership is open to all women. For more information about the Womens Club, please call Diane at 880-5354.Whats New cont. on page 5 ONLINE COUPON NOT ACCEPTED

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com My JAX Chamber membership has provided networking opportunities to showcase our restaurant and banquet facilities for groups up to 70 people. Dinora and Efrain Quezada Owners Don Juans Restaurant From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value It has not been a quiet summer at City Hall. In this years scal budget, the pension contribution will be $150,000,000, which is 16 percent of the budget. Last year, the pension contribution was $103,000,000 or 10.6 percent of the budget. Unfortunately, the problem is not going to resolve itself. Mayor Delaney could have settled the issue. He did not. Mayor Peyton could have gotten a handle on the situation. He did not. Now, unfortunately, the citizens of Jacksonville are stuck in an untenable situation and Mayor Brown has yet to deal with it. Boy, are we, the taxpayers in Jacksonville, in trouble. By the way, those calling for tax increases are wrong too. We cannot raise the tax rate fast enough to meet the obligations which prior administrations have agreed to. In about ve years, the pension costs will be $244,000,000 a year or 25 percent of the current budget. Yes, you read that number right! On another note, I have had the pleasure of meeting Shad Khan, the new owner of the Jaguars. He is not only very engaging and personable, but he has an infectious smile and, I believe, an intense dedication and strong desire to make the Jaguars a successful team in Jacksonville, as he himself has stated many times while traveling in the United States and internationally. Khan is an invaluable marketing representative for Jacksonville and I, for one, am delighted he is our new owner. Since the original lease was signed with the Jaguars in the early 1990s, City Hall has been provided two suites at EverBank Stadium at no charge. However, City Hall was required to purchase tickets to the games, which cost about $20,000 a year. For the last two years, these two suites have sat completely empty. Unfortunately, I think this was a lost marketing opportunity for the city. In fact, the Jaguars organizations stated late last year that if the city did not commit to use the suites by July 1, 2012, the city would forever lose the opportunity to utilize them. I introduced a bill to inform the Jaguars organization that City Hall would be interested in one suite only. In addition, Im pleased to say that I had nancial commitments from private donors in order to fund the cost of the tickets, which means no taxpayers money. In late June, the mayor nally spoke up and agreed. The mayor should take this opportunity to utilize the suite by incorporating it in a marketing plan to entertain potential new businesses that have an interest in relocating to Jacksonville. Like any other taxpayer, I will expect a full accounting of who uses the suite. Accountability is paramount! Finally, each and every day I handle requests and concerns from Mandarin constituentsfrom ooding streets and sidewalk repairs, to tree removal and park maintenance and everything in between. However, I President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFWs annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars the top 45 national winners all receive at least a $1,000. The rst-place award is currently a $10,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2012. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is What I Would Tell Americas Founding Fathers. Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Chairman, Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 for more information see www.vfw.org.Patriots Pen essay competition announcedseveral more hours of shopping adventures, including a most entertaining hat modeling by Debi Harrison and Joan Brunzel Marra before returning home to Jacksonville with their treasures and memories of a perfect day. The antiquing group is just one of the many fun activities o ered by the Mandarin Womens Club. If you are interested in joining us on any of our future excursions, luncheons or activities, please call Diane at 880-5354 for further information or check our new website: http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville continues to deliver free lifesaving and prevention awareness education to the general public through the Centers Community Volunteer Program. The Community Volunteer Program utilizes individuals to provide a clear understanding of poison center services and poison prevention knowledge to residents in the Centers service area. The Community Volunteer Program is in its second year of operation and is currently accepting applications from individuals who have a desire to learn about poisoning emergencies and then share this free information with community-related groups. The community volunteer helps the public to gain insight into how poison centers save lives and hundreds of dollars on unnecessary doctor and emergency room visits related to accidental poisonings.The community volunteer plays an invaluable role in providing our community with needed education highlighting the free, professional services of the Poison Center, states Vicki Coppen, RN, education coordinator. Community volunteer positions are available by calling the Education O ce with the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville at 244-4465. You can also request, through the Education O ce, a community volunteer to provide poison Antiquing cont. from pg. 1 like to utilize this column to inform you of even bigger issues facing Jacksonville. If you have any Mandarin issues, please feel free to call (630-1388) or email (MattS@coj.net) my o ce anytime. Poison Center seeks community volunteersprevention information at your community event, per their availability. The Community Volunteer Program currently has eight trained volunteers with outreach to various counties around the service area including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 ANGELOS BARBERSHOP (904) 374-4948 Haircuts & Shaves11531-10 San Jose Blvd. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 Come and See Us For Your FREESleep Apnea Consultation! Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without ~www. haymarb oo ks.c om ~dianeharperb oo ks@gmail.c om LOVE, GREED and LIE$A Small Town Mystery Bernice Dunn Consultant ~~~ 904-613-3848email: beedunn@me.com https://beedunn.myrandf.com 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. 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 Creekside Promenaders at Westminster Woods will be welcoming new students to their beginner square dance class beginning Monday, September 10. For more information, please call Ken Miller at 268-4492 or 465-0759. The Italian American Club will start September with a Casino Cruise on September 1 out of Port Canaveral. A bus will be available to and from the Port. If you would like to attend, please contact Anna at 7715342. On September 8 we will have a dinner dance and fundraiser for Stand Up For Cancer. All proceeds go directly to this worthy cause for research. This will coincide with a telethon on television in September. Finally, it is time to mark your calendar for Festa Italiana, to be held October 19, 20 and 21. The club opens its doors to our Mandarin neighbors and beyond and will have a weekend lled with great food, desserts, music, rides for the kids and so much more. Dont miss it! 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 River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on September 19 in the Ramada Inn Mandarin. Charity fundraising Bingo games will be held. Prizes, donated by members, will be baskets lled with wonderful di erent items and each basket will have a value of $50 or more. All ladies interested are welcome! Please call 262-8719 for luncheon reservations. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Welcome back to school! We are looking forward to a great 2012-2013 school year for all of our Duval County students. Despite the sometimes negative press our school system receives, good things and wonderful progress has been happening in the Duval County Schools. Please visit our website at www. duvalschools.org and select dcps news and spotlight on education to view all of our stories. Just a few of those include: FCAT Because of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, administrators and parents, this year, Duval County Public Schools became the only district in the state to increase the number of A schools and decrease the number of F schools. Out of the 142 schools in our district, 115 (80 percent) earned excellent, good or satisfactory grades. Eighteen of our schools went up one letter grade, 10 schools went up two letter grades and two schools increased by three letter grades. Fifty-nine of our schools maintained their grade. All of the Mandarin schools received a grade of A and we expect Mandarin High School to be an A or B when high school grades come out later this fall. During summer break, we also learned that two of our high schools were ranked among the top 100 in the nation by Newsweek. Stanton College Preparatory School ranked eighth while Paxon School for Advanced Studies ranked 23rd among the top 100 schools in the nation. Of all Florida high schools, Stanton is the highest ranking school on the list in the state of Florida. Also of note were Douglas Anderson School of the Arts at 335th and Mandarin High School at 857th in the Newsweek rankings. I salute the administration, teachers, students and parents for this well-deserved recognition. Two past Mandarin High School graduates, Cody Snyder Class of 2002 and Ashley Cowan Class of 2004, were invited to perform during the preliminary, semi- nals and nal rounds for mens and womens basketball games during the Olympics held in London, England. Both were former Mandarin High School cheerleaders as well as UCF cheerleaders. Congratulations to Cody and Ashley for this great honor. Superintendent Search Update: By the time you read this article, we will have met with our search rm, narrowed our selections and held our rst round of interviews with the nalists. As part of our continued transparency in this important search, the Envisioning Committee (composed of 50 members) will have also had an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the candidates, as we move forward in having a new Superintendent selected sometime in early September. 2012 Open House Dates: Atlantic Coast: September 10, 6:00 p.m., All grades Bartram Springs: September 6, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., K, 4th and 5th Bartram Springs: September 13, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd and 3rd Crown Point: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Pre K-2nd Crown Point: September 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 3rd-5th Greenland Pines: September 6, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Pre K-2nd Greenland Pines: September 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 3rd-5th Loretto: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., K, 2nd and 4th Loretto: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Mandarin High: September 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., All grades Mandarin Middle: September 11, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., All grades Mandarin Oaks: September 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., ESE and 1st Mandarin Oaks: September 6, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 3rd and 5th Mandarin Oaks: September 13, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., K Mandarin Oaks: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Twin Lakes Elementary: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Twin Lakes Elementary: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., K, 2nd and 4th Twin Lakes Middle: September 11, 6:00 p.m., All grades Important dates: September 3: Labor Day Schools and o ces closed September 5: Early: dismissal September 25: Early dismissal Thought for the Month: Without labor nothing prospers. ~SophoclesGood things are happening in Duval County Public SchoolsWhats New cont. from page 3 Whats New cont. on page 6.

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, D.C. and certied to practice Acupuncture683-4376 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com 23 Years Experience Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on StaTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Open Saturdays Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Protecting What Matters Most www.varsit y insuranceagenc y .co m Fin d us o n F acebook Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 The Divorce Support Group meets Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 2950 Halcyon Lane, Suite 703, Jacksonville, FL 32223. The cost is $20.00 per session. Discounts available upon request. Dates and time are subject to change. To register or for more information, email Beth Shorstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at bethshorstein@gmail.com. Divorce Group Therapy 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. 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 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 September general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be a speaker from the Northeast Florida Peds Care team. This is a program of Community Hospice and our designated charity recipient for 2012. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/ / allstarquiltguild. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program o ers free tobacco cessation classes. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call 482-0189 to register for one of the upcoming Quit Smoking Now classes. You will be glad you did! Anyone interested in gardening is invited to the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club on September 18 at 10:00 a.m. Judy Winckler, circle leader for the Magnolia Circle, will present a program on Whos Who In The Zoo and refreshments will be served. Please join us at Mandarin Garden Club located at 2892 Loretto Road. For additional information, please call Betty at 571-6765. 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. The Mandarin Womens Club has been in recess for the summer. 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/ Sierra Club will celebrate National Estuaries Day by hosting Dr. Quinton White, executive director of the Marine Research Institute at Jacksonville University, who will speak about the importance of estuaries in general and the challenges that face our St Johns River and its estuarine system. The event will be held on September 10 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church activity room, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. This is a free event and all welcome. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16Beginning in November, it will be my great honor to serve as the State Representative in Tallahassee for all of Mandarin. I have represented parts of Mandarin as a legislator over the last ve years, but with redistricting, all of Mandarin will be a part of District 16. As I write this rst column, we are deep into the campaign season, with the elections right around the corner. Who gets elected can make a profound di erence in your way of life, as well as that of, your family and your community. Many times I will hear from those who will cynically stay away from the political process because the candidates do not meet unrealistic expectations. It is incumbent upon us as citizens to study the issues and participate in the process, even if it is just to make an informed vote. Our republic depends upon active participation of our citizens. Once elections are over in November, the Legislature will meet in an organizational session on November 20 and select the leadership for the Legislature for the following two years. Shortly after the organizational session, the Legislature will conduct committee meetings where much of the business of the Legislature is conducted. As required by our state constitution, on March 5, 2013, the Legislature will meet in its regular 60 day session. House rules limit each state representative to six bills. That limitation does not include local bills, claims bills, certain resolutions or bills that only repeal or delete at least a paragraph of Florida laws. I receive many ideas for legislation from groups and individual constituents. I welcome your input. I look forward to serving you in the Florida House of Representatives. Mandarin is a community of wonderful families, dynamic businesses and ne organizations. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me or one of my legislative assistants, Richard Pra or Jessie Spradley at 3596090. Editors Note: Watch for Rep. McBurneys column to appear quarterly in Mandarin NewsLine.Whats New cont. from page 5 Advertise inMandarin NewsLineYour Community Newspaper Its good for business!886-4919RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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Dreamette is Old Fashioned Soft Serve Ice Cream at its best! 9825 San Jose Blvd (Outback Plaza) $5 OFF any $10 or more purchaseMust present coupon prior to placing order. Copies Not Accepted! Expires: 9/30/12 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountySummer is quickly coming to an end, but the past several months have been full of excitement, planning and preparation for the Elections O ce. My o ce has enjoyed great experiences through these summer months by our involvement in community outreach events, the induction of new election day equipment, Foreign Delegation and wrapping up the August 14 Primary Election. As the Primary Election is wrapping up, each United States citizen 18 years of age or older has been empowered with the right to participate in the fast approaching General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6. Voting trends have changed over the past several election cycles as more options have been made available to each voter. Voters have the opportunity to Vote by Mail, Vote Early or cast their votes on Election Day at their assigned precinct. Our o ce is expecting record turnout numbers in the November General Election and voters spending hours in line to cast a vote and let their voice be heard. So to avoid standing in line for hours our o ce is encouraging voters to take advantage of our postage paid Vote by Mail ballot. To request a Vote by Mail ballot, Voters may . Return a Request a Vote by Mail postcard provided on Primary Election Day to the Elections O ce Return the Request a Vote by Mail letter being mailed to every household this fall Call the Elections O ce at 630-1414 Submit a web request from our website Duvalelections. com Remember, your ballot must be returned to the Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on election night. Please make sure you cast your vote and let your voice be heard. My o ce is in full preparation for the November 6 General Election and I would like to thank Duval County poll workers, my o ce sta and every registered voter in Duval County for remaining diligent in their commitment to the electoral process. Please encourage your family, neighbors and friends to participate in the upcoming election by casting their vote and letting their voice be heard. Cindy Kirby, a preschool director with 15 years of managerial experience and 28 years in the eld of early education, has been named the new director for the Learning Ladders Child Development Center at Mandarin United Methodist Church. Kirby began her new role on July 9. Kirby most recently managed a sta of 40 with a student enrollment of 275 as the preschool director at Providence Child Development Center on Beach Boulevard. She had been at Providence since September 1997. She holds a Bachelors Degree, DCF Sta Credential and an Advanced Directors Credential and has focused on strong strategic planning and people management skills. Kirby was also an integral part of a building committee in planning the current 20,000 square-foot Providence Preschool facility, which was built in 2005. Kirby, a Mandarin resident for 13 years, has lived in Jacksonville for 46 years and Have you always wanted to join a garden club? Now is the perfect time. The Mandarin Garden Club will be starting the new club year throughout September. Meetings will be held during the day and evening for adults. There is also a group for children. The Loretto Road clubhouse will hold informative and fun Preschool names new director Mandarin Garden Club starts new club yearBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubmeetings on a wide variety of gardening and nature topics. Also, eld trips and demonstrations with hands-on experiences are planned. All gardening enthusiasts from beginner to expert are welcome! For meeting times and membership information, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net. has a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Kent, have four young adult children three daughters and one son. Lunar PhasesFull: August 31 Last Quarter: September 8 New: September 16 First Quarter: September 22Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Visit us online!www.mandarinnewsline.com

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All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Dear Editor, My problem is with our current representative on City Council. Every issue, Matt Schellenberg uses this column to criticize the mayor (who, ironically, seems to please many Republicans). Your paper provides him with an on-going campaign platform. In the current issue, he recounts his attendance at meetings. While I appreciate his e ort at telling us that he showed up, could he please tell us what he did? What will happen in Mandarin that will bene t our area as a direct result of his attendance at a meeting? What critical vote did he cast on my behalf that will move this city forward? What did he do on my behalf? In further re ection of his column, he tells us of the cuts that have been made to spending. With the spending that will be made, what will bene t Mandarin? How do I know that these cuts did not include something that might have improved our quality of life? Of the spending that he did approve, what will help us here? Mr. Schellenberg, I ask: if the only knowledge of your actions is your newspaper column, why should I vote for you? If I only know what you are against and what you oppose, how do I know what you are for? What common ground do we share as citizens of this community? Tell me, Mr. Schellenberg: what have you done to make Mandarin a better place? Thats the question that you should answer when you write your column for this paper. ~Suzi Stone The latest improvements to San Jose Boulevard started on August 19, 2012 and have an estimated completion date of fall 2013. This is the information which was available at the San Jose Boulevard improvement meeting held on Thursday, August 23 at Mandarin South Library. The work includes safety related modi cations along San Jose Boulevard from south of Claire Lane to north of Interstate 295 in Mandarin. The roadway modi cations include recon guring median openings, closing median openings, reconstructing side streets and interstate ramps and extending turn lanes. Additional changes involve modifying the existing overhead signing, adding a tra c signal and reconstructing several existing signals. Drainage and sidewalk improvements will also occur. Speci cally, the existing full median opening south of Claire Lane will be reconstructed to provide left turn movements for southbound and northbound vehicles only. Vehicles exiting the driveways on the east and west side of San Jose Boulevard will be required to turn right. The existing median opening for southbound left turns located south of Claire Lane will be closed. This will allow the extension of the northbound left turn lane at Claire Lane. A second left turn lane will be added on San Jose Boulevard for southbound vehicles turning east onto Claire Lane. This change requires Claire Lane to be reconstructed east of San Jose Boulevard. The full median opening located at Plummer Cove Road will be closed in order to extend the southbound left turn lane for the Mandarin Corners/WalMart Plaza and to accommodate an additional northbound turn lane for the left turn onto northbound Interstate 295 to cross the Buckman Bridge. A new half signal will be added for southbound San Jose Boulevard tra c at the entrance to the Mandarin Corners/WalMart Plaza. This signal will stop northbound San Jose Boulevard tra c so the vehicles can turn left into the plaza. Vehicles leaving Plummer Cove Road to travel north on San Jose Boulevard will be able to perform a u-turn at the half signal. A signalized u-turn lane will be added at the Interstate 295 exit ramp for northbound vehicles to access Plummer Cove Road. The southbound Interstate 295 exit ramp will be modi- ed to add a left turn lane for vehicles to travel north on San Jose Boulevard. The addition of the left turn lane will require reconstructing the right turn lane for southbound tra c on San Jose Boulevard. An additional turn lane will be added on San Jose Boulevard for the I-295 northbound entrance ramp to cross the Buckman Bridge. This change will require reconstructing the entrance ramp. The Interstate 295 northbound exit ramp to travel north on San Jose Boulevard will be reconstructed to connect to the existing right turn lane at Hartley Road. The existing sings at Claire Lane, the Interstate 295 southbound exit ramp and the Interstate 295 northbound entrance ramp will be replaced to accommodate the left turn modi cations. A tra c separator will be installed along Claire Lane from San Jose Boulevard to near the driveway behind the Chilis restaurant. Sidewalks will be added along Claire Lane. Work will be done at night, with lanes scheduled to be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The construction bid was $4.4 million by the J.B. Coxwell Construction Co. of Jacksonville. The contractor plans to rst start working on the ramps and drainage improvements at San Jose Boulevard and Interstate 295 and then will progress to the southern portions of the project. Medians will be closed and changed during later phases of the project. Please call 360-5457 for general information and 6428990 to report speci c complaints related to the road construction. You can also visit the Florida Department of Transportations website at www.dot. state. .us.Letter to the Editor What you need to know about San Jose Boulevard improvements Contributed by Mike Goldman, Florida Department of Transportation Celebrate.... Library Card Sign-Up Month To encourage every child to sign up for a library card and use it. For more information, browse www.ala.org.

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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 = $24,00015-year old to 18 = 3 years/$900 month = $32,400 18-22 years $6000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000 Total for both children = Can you afford not to inquire? Applies to single & married parents and applies to any number of children.Are you sharp, motivated and teachable? Now hiring! The Romney Victory Headquarters is now open in Mandarin. Victory is the GOTV or Get Out The Vote wing of the campaign. Rather than try to change the minds of Obama supporters, the victory e ort focuses on increasing the number of Romney supporters who turn out to vote. In order to do so, they rely on the e orts of local volunteers to call and knock doors in their neighborhoods. The headquarters is always stocked up with snacks, sweets and refreshments for volunteers to enjoy. With their modern (yet simple) phone and mapping system, phone banking and door knocking has never been easier. The headquarters also hosts local club meetings and events to encourage involvement in the campaign e orts. The rst Saturday of every month is a nationwide Super-Saturday. The last Sunday of every month is Super-Sunday for Jewish Romney supporters who cannot participate on Saturday for religious reasons. Every Wednesday is the Women for Mitt phone bank and throughout the week, young Republicans from Bolles, Mandarin, Creekside and other local high schools earn community service hours and receive internship credits for participating in the e orts. The headquarters is located at 10210 San Jose Boulevard, about three quarters of a mile north of Interstate 295 on the west side of San Jose Boulevard. Those who are interested in assisting are encouraged to stop by or call 503-4344 for more information. Volunteers are needed now and all Romney supporters are welcome!Local Republican headquarters opensWe are thankful they have stopped, for now. The subject at hand is the incessant telephone calls from political candidates begging and exhorting likely voters to vote for them because their opponent is not only a bad person, but probably beats their dog, too. Mandarin has witnessed one of the nastiest, loudest, most disgusting Republican primaries for the Florida Senate in decades. The real reason for the nastiness is the candidates each supported a di erent candidate for the future presidency of the Florida Senate, bringing out a lot of big guns far beyond local issues. The winner most likely will cast a deciding vote over who will be the Senate President in the future. Civility was never part of this process and it enforced many voters stereotypes about politicians. But, peace has reigned over the land for now. Things are already becoming overheated for the presidential election in November. Now that there is an o cial nominee from each major party, some serious campaigning will envelope the land. You thought things have been intense up to this point? Childs play, compared to what will come in October and early November. Keep in mind a couple of things: First, the only polls which count are those polls which talk to likely voters. Many polls use registered voters, but, since we know seldom do many registered voters actually vote, its likely voters who almost always vote. They are the bellwether, not registered voters. Second, dig down into poll numbers you read and nd out how the poll is weighted between registered Republicans, registered Democrats and Independents or voters of other minority parties. If a pollster asks questions of too many Republicans versus what the actual population mix is, then the poll will be falsely skewed towards a Republican outcome. The same is true for Democrats. Polling is a science and it takes trained professional pollsters to understand how to construct a survey instrument (the poll), how to get honest answers from those polled and then, how to interpret those answers. As an example, with an incumbent, you can look at their poll numbers and, even if they are leading, it is important to look at how much is stacked against them. Even if they are leading, if more is stacked against them than for them, they are likely to ultimately lose. Its also important to know about undecideds. Every honest pollster will tell you when it gets down to time in the voting booth, undecideds will ultimately vote for the challenger, not the incumbent. If they were for the incumbent, they probably wouldnt be undecided in the rst place. And, one nal word. This writers mother passed away early in August, exactly two years to the day her husband of 65 years passed away in 2010. They were truly soul mates who raised two sons, had two granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Every son will always carry with him the heart of his mother, for that is so much what made him.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.Political CommentaryNasty, loud and disgustingBy J. Bruce Richardson What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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The rst distribution to participants in Wounded Warrior Projects TRACK Program took place on Friday, August 17, pictured here with Dignity U Wears board president, Parker McCrary. The goal of Suits for Soldiers is to ensure that wounded veterans receive a professional wardrobe that will assist them in nding a successful job in the civilian workforce. Along with suits from Brooks Brothers, veterans also receive a professional starter wardrobe including brand new dress shirts, wallet, belts, socks, ties, underwear and a gift card for a new pair of dress shoes from Rack Room Shoes. More information is available at dignityuwear.org.Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be celebrating World Retina Week from September 20 through 26. The retina is the layer of cells in the back of the eye that are responsible for detecting light, which essentially allows you to see. The retina is composed of millions of light sensitive, specialized cells known as rods and cones. These rods and cones work together to convert images into electrical energy, and channels that image to your brain. Diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration dominate my practice and are prevalent in North Florida, says Dr. Russell Pecoraro, retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Macular degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss for those ages 55 and older and a ects more than 10 million Americans. In the age group on 45 to 60, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness. Dr. Pecoraro is a board certi- ed ophthalmologist and one of the only full-time retina specialists in Clay County. Since joining the practice, he and his partners have established the Northeast Florida Macular Degeneration and Diabetes Eye Institute, the rst full-time center in Clay County dedicated to diseases of the retina. In the Institute, patient care is focused around management of complex eye diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Along with highly trained sta this specialty center o ers the latest in diagnostic testing and treatment. 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. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!It had been with great regret that I had read recent articles and reports on proposed major cuts in the library budget. Initially the mayors administration had asked for a reduction of $2.8 million. This would mean that professional sta would have to be cut and times that the libraries were open would be curtailed. As if this were not bad enough, the proposed cuts were increased to $4.6 million! Our libraries provide such wonderful opportunities for every age group. It is not only the books that are available, but also the frequent lectures and presentations that add a special dimension to all our lives. On the positive side: A very special group of supporters is currently celebrating its 55th year. It is The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library, which has several groups working to enhance the activities in various local branch libraries. One of its primary goals is to encourage government support, increase community awareness and raise funds to enhance services for the good of the public library system. Fundraising events include book sales, author events and much more. Harry Reagan is the current president of The Friends and brings his enthusiasm and years of experience in public areas to this very special part of the community. The organization recently donated a record $260,000 to the citys library system. Donations are mainly from book sales which are scheduled several times a year. It also runs a shop, appropriately called BOOKtique, in the main library downtown. Talking of book sales! I recently had the wonderful and inspiring opportunity to visit the University Park Librarys Friends Book Warehouse located at 3435 University Boulevard North. When one enters the building, one does not experience the usual library environment. This facility, true to its name, is a bare, high ceilinged warehouse structure with tables and shelves covered with books as far as the eye can see in every direction. Dozens of volunteers are busy sorting and setting out additional books by subject matter and placing them in the appropriate location. One huge area is devoted to childrens books. Believe it or not, books can be purchased for $2 for hard cover and $1 for paperWorld Retina Week is in September EncoreHooray for books, books and more books!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityEncore cont. on page 11

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com MandarinHearing and Balance Center FREEHearing Aid EvaluationExpires 9/28/12. Some restrictions apply. Not to be combined with any other oer. HEARWHAT YOUVE BEEN MISSINGEach season offers its own distinct sounds, but autumn by far has the most to offer. The sound of children burying themselves in fallen leaves or maybe even as you crunch a few yourself carries with it a special feeling that comes only once a year. But these simple pleasures can be lost if you suffer from hearing loss. Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center offers an extensive selection of digital hearing devices, backed by our superior level of professionalism and expertise. Call us today so you dont miss one more thing. Glenn W. Knox, MD, FACS 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516 Jacksonville, FL 32223www.doctorknox.com 904-292-9777 Yoga Den StudioFirst Class FREE With This Ad Group & Private Lessons Back to School Specials Grab a friend, its workshop BOGO ~ YOGA BASICS Sept 15th 1-4pm ~ YOGA for RUNNERS Sept 29th 1-3New 200 hour weekend training session begins January 2013! ~ 2013 500 hr workshops: Anatomy Therapy 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from Walmart www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330Live longer! Grow Stronger! Floridas o cial state art museum rests on an estate overlooking shimmering Sarasota Bay. The magni cent Ringling Museum of Art is just one of the museums on the 66-acre retreat. A visit may surprise many Floridians who likely have no idea of the vast richness of this cultural treasure. John Ringling, the grandiose circus entrepreneur, and his wife, Mabel, were fanatical collectors of European art. But John Ringling didnt just purchase paintings; he occasionally bought entire buildings or rooms where the artworks were housed. He shipped them to Sarasota and built his Museum of Art with specialized designs to incorporate these objects. The structures style resembles the U zi Gallery in Florence, Italy including the columns, architectural details and courtyard complete with a 16-foot bronze cast of Michelangelos David. Sadly, John Ringling lost most of his fortune shortly before his death in 1936, largely due to the collapse of Floridas land boom and Wall Streets crash. But Ringling desperately wanted to leave behind a legacy and generous bequeathed his jewel to the people of the State of Florida. He actually borrowed money to do so. Today the museum features 21-galleries Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School (SOTWLS) is pleased to announce that Pastor Alan Peacock has joined the sta and will serve as the Mandarin Campus Director beginning this school year. Pastor Peacock was recently approved by the congregation of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church as assistant pastor and campus director and he will also teach a combination third fth grade class. He taught for the Duval County School Board for nine years, mostly at the middle school and high school levels. He also served as football and softball coaches at several schools. Ordained as a Lutheran minister in 2008, Pr. Peacock served at St Marks Lutheran Church before beginning his call to Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School. This is a wonderful addition for us, says Dr. Madelyn Speagle, principal of SOTWLS since the school began in 2006. We have seen continued growth since we opened and the Sarasotas treasure: Ringling Museum of ArtBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.compacked with European, American and Asian art including masterpieces by Rubens, can Dyck, Titian, Velazquez, El Greco, Gainsborough and Reynolds. The 1924 former winter-home and gardens of John and Mabel Ringling, named Ca dZan meaning House of John, abuts the waterway and is well worth a tour. The immense Venetian Gothic style mansion measures 200-feet in length and encompasses 36,000 square feet with 56 rooms. Notice the decorative tiles, original furniture, an 82foot tower, domed ceilings and masterful woodwork. Tourists also enjoy the propertys Circus Museum which includes historic items like posters and handbills, costumes, John and Mabels private railroad car and the largest miniature tented circus in the world, a threequarter-inch-to-the-foot scale which spans 3,800 square feet. New faces at local day schoolBy Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Pastor Alan Peacock, Barbara Kovar and Kevin Tapeea Ca dZan (Ringling home) courtesy of Ringling Museums.orgAn interactive exhibit lets kids try to squeeze into a model of a two foot by three foot clown-car and walk a high wire. Finally, tourists can see the historic and beautifully delicate Asolo Theater. This venue was originally built in 1798 in a castle from the Italian town of Asolo, near Venice. It was moved to Sarasota and is used for live performances. In all honesty, the Ringling Museums, like a three ring circus, o er too much to see at once. I suggest choosing one or two of the buildings. Kids will naturally favor the circus themed areas. Enjoy. The Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida; www.ringling.org.addition of fth grade this year rea rms our commitment to continue serving this community. We have a wonderful mix of traditional education objectives, current technology, individual student attention, and the integration of faith-based studies. We are still meeting with parents and enrolling students and we accept transfers at any point of the year. Also joining the sta this year is Kevin Tapee who will provide specialized instruction to small groups of students with varying learning di erences. Tapee has been teaching elementary school for seven years with a specialized focus on students who require an individual education plan and greater attention than the traditional classroom might o er. He has always been successful building rapport with students and parents alike. Dr. Speagle points out, This is one of the best things about this school. We are able to provide individualized attention to each child. Whether working above or below their traditional grade level, each student will get the type of plan that best suits them. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School operates on the same schedule as all Duval County public schools. The sta welcomes you to tour the property and school facilities to see if this might be a good t for your family. The school is open to all children independent of church a liation and McKay and Step-Up for Student scholarships are accepted. Shepherd of the Woods also provides nancial aid based on need. Barbara Kovar continues as the Southside Campus director. She has led this campus for the past four years and continues to grow the enrollment and develop the sta that serves ages two-and-a-half through PreK-4.

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There also will be a ra e for each of the seven sister guild quilts, Being the messenger of bad boating history hopefully provides a reminder to respect the water and weather and be safety conscious. While Florida boating fatalities run around 70 per year, the rest of the story is non-fatal accidents, injuries, damages and citations. The good news is that no northeast Florida county is in the top 10 for fatalities or accidents; however, Duval was 11th in accident rate. Since there are over 922,000 registered boats in the state and over 62,000 in just the four northeast counties, any statistics should be viewed in the context of the tra c. That said, statewide reportable accidents totaled 742 for 2011 and involved 1,018 boats, causing over $27,000,000 in property damage. Four hundred thirty one people were injured in those accidents and 1,717 were present but not injured. And remember, there are many lesser and unrecorded accidents. Citations are another consequence. The highest number QuiltFest 2012 preparations in progressBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, All Star Quilters Guildsilent auction, quilt sale booth, quilters walk, kids corner, free demonstrations, charity corner, vendors and a quilt appraiser. The entry of the All Star Quilters Guild is Kaleidoscope, a large sized bed quilt made with all Batik fabrics. The ra e of this quilt will bene t the Northeast Florida Peds Care, a function of Community Hospice for ill children. The All Star Quilters Guild hopes you will attend this outstanding show of quilts entered for prizes. The artistry and workmanship are outstanding. For more information on QuiltFest, please contact Gay Montgomery at 742-1372 and visit the website www.quiltfestjax.com. For more information on the All Star Quilters Guild, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateAccidents happenBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of citations was 5,362 for Boating in restricted areas, followed by 5,160 for Safety Equipment and Registration and 1,111 for Negligent Operation. Skiing and diving attracted 580 citations and 558 were issued for lack of Boating ID cards. Only 308 were actually caught and cited for alcohol/drugs. Area totals for Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau for 2011 were 49 accidents, six fatalities, 28 injuries and $1,400,000 in property damage. Over one-half the monetary gure came from St. Johns County. July, May and April were the big months for accidents overall and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. are clearly the most likely times. Collisions with another boat or xed object were the most common accidents. Every operator needs to know the requirements for reporting an accident. A reportable boating accident is one that results in personal injury requiring medical treatment beyond rst aid, death, disappearance of any person from on board under circumstances which indicate the possibility of death or injury or damage to any vessel or other property in an apparent aggregate amount of at least $2000 or total loss of a vessel. Boaters must stop, give assistance, search for anyone missing and report fatalities or missing persons by the quickest means possible to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 1-888-404-3922 or county sheri or police in the area of the accident. There is a criminal charge for failing to le within 10 days for property accidents or 48 hours for the injury, missing or death circumstances. See the United States Coast Guards www.uscgboating.org for the accident form which each operator must submit unless a report is prepared at the scene by a law enforcement o cer. 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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Back to School Guide APPOINTMENT904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COMCALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502-1 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Learning LaddersChild Development CenterL i c ense # CO4DU0261A ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 m i l e so u th o f I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders (Family Features) School day mornings are typically busy mornings. Getting the kids out of bed is one thing, but managing to whip up breakfast, pack lunches and get everyone out the door on time requires planning and preparation. As the morning rushes by, theres little time to pack a unique lunch or make snacks for everyone, including mom. In fact, according to a national survey commissioned by Dole and conducted by Wake eld Research, 73 percent of moms say they have eaten their childs snack in a pinch. To help save time and energy each day, check out these simple lunch-packing tips to revamp your morning routine and help create a smooth and stress-free school year. Camou age healthy snacks. While you may want to pack At this time there are so many excited, nervous and dreadful teens and adults in the area. Why is this, you ask? It is because the new school year is beginning at Mandarin High! The students are ready to go back to be with their friends, but theyre not ready for all the school work theyre about to endure. Parents are ready to have the house all to themselves for a few hours, but arent looking forward to the tra c theyre going to have to deal with and lastly the teachers arent necessarily ready to go back to work, but are still excited for yet another new school year. As a student and a freshman at MHS, I know that preparing for school isnt exactly easy to do. We have to do summer reading, get all of our supplies, new clothes and await our schedules. The older students are excited to reunite with their friends and the freshmen and new students are anxious, but a little nervous, to see what Mandarin life is like. Its both an exciting and frustrating time.. There are many changes planned for the new school year. There are around 900 new students, including freshmen, expected to attend Mandarin High School and about 22 new teachers. As for new events, Mandarin will hold its rst annual homecoming parade! It is said to start at Palmetto Park and is going to end back at the high school. There are so many MHS HappeningsIts back to school for MHS!By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentnew courses that are going to be o ered this school year also, such as World Cultural Geography, AP Art, AICE and AP Music and AICE Global Perspectives. I also talked to two of the assistant principals to see what the faculty has to do in order to prepare for a new school year. Mr. Hulshult, the assistant principal for curriculum, said he feels the hardest things to prepare for are building the master schedule, which begins in May, making student schedules, which consumes their entire summer and having to meet the class size amendment to accommodate 100 students. Another person who o ered helpful insight was Mr. Kane, the new assistant principal for the St. Augustine house. He is so excited to be at Mandarin because he said, not only is it the best high school in Duval, but it is his rst time being an assistant principal. He is most looking forward to bringing high school students to their graduation. The thing that has been hardest for him to prepare for is the unknown and trying to prepare for the things he doesnt know about yet. So, there you have it students, we arent the only ones who have summer work to do. As you can see, preparing for a new school is de nitely not easy, but we are all very excited to get back. It is going to be a great school year! Go Mustangs! We Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Name: Chris Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix Age: 3 months Sex: Female Size: Small Relationship: Single and looking for the right family. Name: Brody Sex: Male Weight: 40.6 lbs. Birthday: November 22, 2011 Relationship: Single & looking. Likes: Playtime Dislikes: N/A Education: Excited about continuing my education. Fuel for schooleveryone a healthy snack, the kids arent always excited to nd an apple in their lunchbox. Try a wholesome snack they wont want to trade. Dole Real Fruit Bites are made from real dried fruit, coated with yogurt and sprinkled with toasted whole grain oats. A single-serving pouch has 80 to 90 calories, no trans fat and are a good source of vitamin C. You can also nd sneaky snack recipes online for treats baked up with healthy ingredients, like snack bars made with nuts and seeds, or brownies with pureed veggies in the mix. The kids will never know its good for them. Leverage last nights leftovers. Dont stick to the same old sandwich, juice box and snack regimen. Try adding instant rice to leftover chicken, Fuel for school cont. on pg. 17

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Back to School Guide Inspiring the next generation of engineers!Fall Classes Available for Ages 4-14(Hands-on and full of learning opportunities)904-254-1281NFlorida@EngineeringForKids.net Register online at:www.EngineeringForKids.net/NorthFlorida Engineering For Kids North Florida ~ provides a PK3 Program and Free VPK ~ ~Grades K 8 Accreditation by FAANS and NCPSA~ ~DIBELS Literacy Program~ ~Certied teachers and small class sizes~ ONE MONTH FREE TUITION WITH REGISTRATION PRESCHOOL and Jacksonville Adventist Academy#C04DU0923 Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance ExtensionJulington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13One mile South Julington Creek Bridge Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! $10.00OFFNew Students Only bring in this ad Fall Schedule Just Began! Register Today!Visit our Website for Schedules & Forms www.markspivak.com As summer break draws to a close, parents need to spend some time thinking about back-to-school safety issues. Traveling to and from school. There is no right age for kids to start walking or biking to school alone or with a friend. Each family needs to consider the maturity of their child, how many busy streets have to be crossed and if these streets have lights or crossing guards. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/9e3s2vz for bicycle safety materials including, Ten Smart Routes to Bicycle Safety and McGru says Be Bicycle Safe! Being home alone. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone after school. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house. Its a good rule, but should be reworded. Stranger is not a good word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scary when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. Some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the internet and The Sheri ReportsBack-to-School safety tips for familiesBy Contributing Writer John Rutherford, Duval County Sheriffnot at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is left home alone: Keep all doors closed and locked: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the real rule needs to be: Keep the doors closed and locked at all times. Instead of lling your childs head with donts; simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door. Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call and let a parent or guardian know that he/she has arrived home safely. Set a consistent time for the child to call you (or email/text, if allowed) each day. Give him/her 10 minutes (plus or minus to allow for a slow bus) or any other event that might occur and disrupt the schedule. You can start to worry if he/she doesnt meet this deadline. Find a trusted neighbor who is usually home around this time. If the parent cant be reached, make sure the child knows to call this person to check in. Grandparents can provide an excellent assist to parents and might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home from school. Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as re from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur, including household emergencies. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on homework, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before school begins. There can be structure to a childs afternoon, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Please read Cybersafety for Kids Online: A Parents Guide available at http://tinyurl. com/9e3s2vz. Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes! And it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child, 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function, 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m. 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence 5. Running an emergency errand. For more information about the curfew law please visit http://tinyurl.com/9gplljq. Truancy: In addition to the curfew law, the city of Jacksonville abides by Florida State Statute 232.19 regarding truancy and the penalties regarding the mandate for school attendance by children, ages six to 16 years of age. Parents and children are subject to penalties for truancy under this law. For more information about truancy please visit http://tinyurl.com/9gplljq. More safety tips can be found under the Community Education Brochures and Videos section on www.jaxsheri .org. Did you know? Duval Schools bus eet includes 733 buses for the 2012-13 school year which will accommodate approximately 44,000 students or 35% of the districts student body. The bus eet traveled nearly 8.1 million miles in 2011-12. The buses drove 43,150 miles daily the equivalent of one vehicle driving to and back from Los Angeles nine times each day. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics Back to School Guide Peas in a Pod Learning CenterFREE VPK ~ 6 weeks to 5 years old 6:30a-6:30p www.peasinapodjax.com Lic# C04DU0816 Additional Programs ner of I-295 and Fall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Classes begin on August 6th Our #1 Priority: Your Children! Classes are exciting and motivating! FREE TRIAL CLASS CALL TODAY!260 4866 Star ightGYMNASTICS In response to the growing need for arts programs in our community, Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Conservatory Richard Dickson and Nashville vocal coach Lorna Greenwood have decided to join forces to develop an exciting program called The Song Cafe designed to o er First Coast kids of all ages the opportunity to participate in ongoing musical variety shows. Musical production and planning are under way and performances are being scheduled for 2013. Auditions for singers, actors and dancers will be held at the Northeast Conservatory, located at 11363 San Jose Boulevard in Building 200. Audition dates and times are September 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. and September 8 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring an accompaniment compact disk, mp3 or sheet music in for your audition song along with a head shot and bio/resume. Richard Dickson holds music education degrees from Stetson University and the University of Florida. He was band director for Jacksonvilles Wolfson and Paxon High Schools, director of the Gainesville Community Chorus and Orchestra and Gainesville Community Band, executive director for the Amelia Arts Academy, Amelia Island Chorale President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. High school students in this area have the opportunity to compete in the annual audio essay competition and win thousands of dollars in Up with Music for the First Coast Richard Dickson Lorna GreenwoodVoice of Democracy scholarship competition announcedscholarships, a trip to Washington, D. C., as well as dozens of other awards. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2012. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winner will enjoy a trip to Washington D.C. along with the winners from every state, the District of Columbia, the Paci c Areas, Latin America/Caribbean and Europe. During the nearly 60 years that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have been involved with Voice of Democracy, more than seven million high school student have participated. Students compete by writing and the recording a three-to- ve minute audio/ essay expressing their views of this years patriotic theme Is Our Constitution Still Relevant? All state winners receive at least a $1,000 national scholarship but any one of them could win the $30,000 rst place award. A total of $148,000 in national scholarships is awarded to national nalists in addition to the scholarships and awards given at the preliminary levels of competition. Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Chairman Patricia McQuaig at Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 for more information see www. vfw.org.and the New Horizons Band. He also has served as church musician for Jacksonvilles St. Marks Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran, Gainesvilles Trinity United Methodist and Grace Presbyterian and the Amelia Island (Plantation) Chapel. He has taught music at FJC, Jacksonville University and the University of Florida and is a former member of the Jacksonville Symphony (French horn). Dickson worked with international artists and educators and provided seminars in colleges and universities across the United States in regard to music positions and how to acquire them. Also during the years in Gainesville, the Richard Dickson Dinner Theatre, where he was artistic and musical director, was established which produced successful Broadway musicals at the Brown Derby Restaurant, the University of Florida, the Florida Theatre, Oak Hall School, Grace Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist Churches. Singer, songwriter and musician are titles Lorna Greenwood has earned during her life-long show business career. The former fashion model also designs and sews many of her own costumes, has co-written a three-act musical and co-produced her own music video This Old Kitchen Table which received much exposure on Country Music Television, The Nashville Network and World Cable Network. During her 20 year stint in Nashville she worked in television, radio, as a studio musician and became a key part of The New Vic Willis Trio, performing weekends on WSMs historic Grand Ole Opry show. In 1989 Greenwood began touring with international RCA/ BMG recording artist Roger Whittaker, as a featured violinist and vocalist. Greenwood moved to Jacksonville in 2000 where she has maintained a full schedule performing and teaching music. She is known as The Nashville Vocal Coach o ering vocal and stage performance coaching, violin/ ddle instruction, music career counseling, artist development services and enjoys sharing her 40 years of professional music industry experience with aspiring new talents. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Back to School Guide Classes are Now in Session12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com Register Today! Ages 2 Adult R e g i s t e r T o d a y Back To (MUSIC) School!$25 Registration Fee waived with ad! Philanthropic Music OutreachWe are a 501 (C)(3)non-prot corporation that provides musical experiences to students whose schools do not oer music, or where students dont have the nancial ability to attend private lessons. Song CafeIn addition, we announce our new program Song Cafe, which is designed to oer kids of all ages to participate in ongoing musical variety shows. Performances are scheduled for 2013. Auditions: Thurs/September 6th & Friday/September 7th @ 7 PM and September 8th @ 1 PM. NORTHEAST FLORIDAConservatoryINC. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Its a brand new school year and you and your teen are beginning to think about college or perhaps the search is already underway. When should your teen take the SAT and ACT? When are college applications due? Where do you begin? Here is a month by month checklist for the remainder of the year to help your college-bound child stay on track. September/October Sophomores and juniors: Talk to their guidance counselors about taking the PSAT/ NMSQT (online registration is not available). Test date is Wednesday, October 17 or October 20. Juniors and seniors: Ask their guidance counselors about upcoming college fairs at their school or in the area. Check the National Association of College Admission Counseling website (www.nacacnet.org). Seniors: Should request letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, employers or other mentors in order to give them plenty of time to return letters well before application and scholarship deadlines. Seniors: Should begin work-Month by month checklist for college admissionStaying on trackContributed by Janet Gonzalez, Huntington Learning Centering on application essays. Seniors: If applying to early decision or early action programs (with deadlines in October or November), should have all test scores ready to begin the application process in September. Seniors: Wanting to improve their ACT or SAT scores, should register to retake the exams. November/December Seniors: Should pay close attention to application deadlines, as many colleges have freshmen application deadlines as early as January 1. Juniors: Should consider visiting one or more colleges over fall or holiday break. If traveling to the college when classes are not in session, contact the college ahead of time to be sure sta with whom youd like to speak will be available during your visit. Test dates and registration deadlines for 2012 2013 are: Registration deadlines for the SAT are: September 7 for the October 6 test. October 4 for the November 3 test. November 1 for the December 1 test. December 28 for the January 26, 2013 test. February 8 for the March 9 test. April 5 for the May 4 test. May 2 for the June 1 test. Registration deadlines for the ACT are: September 21 for the October 27 test. November 2 for the December 9 test. January 11 for the February 9 test. March 8 for the April 13 test. May 3 for the June 8 test. Check online for latest updates as dates are subject to change. Score reports are usually mailed out three to eight weeks after each test date.For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol.com.transforming leftover steak into a hearty chili or boiling some pasta to add to leftover hamburger meat. These simple tricks to repurposing yesterdays meal will save the family time and money this school year. Share a smile. Lunch doesnt have to be elaborate every day. But there are plenty of fun, creative ways to make a simple lunch exciting, especially for the kids. For instance, cut sandwiches into di erent shapes with cookie cutters (you can nd animal shapes and even puzzle-shaped cookie cutters online). Make the kids smile with a simple note or googly eyes on their sandwich wrapper. Try putting contact paper inside the lid for games or dry-erase notes that the kids can leave for you, too. Keep it cool. There are plenty of ways to preserve your lunch so its still tasty in the afternoon. Think outside the thermos and try freezing a yogurt cup or a juice box to keep lunches cold throughout the day. Snack attack. With an onthe-go lifestyle, its important to keep snacks on hand should hunger strike. In fact, according to the Dole survey, 77 percent of women say they cant get through a normal day without a snack. After you pack up the familys lunches in the morning, be sure to grab some healthy snacks for your desk drawer or your purse so you can have a quick bite when necessary. The kids always need a pick-me-up after their school sports and activities, so make sure to have some fun snacks in the car. For more snacking tips and ideas, visit www.dole.com. Fuel for school cont. from pg. 14

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The St. Johns River seems to be recovering nicely from the heavy rains we received earlier this summer. At one time what looked like a washout for this summers shing and shrimping may have ended up being the correction the river needed after several years of below normal rainfall. Our shing and shrimping forecast is starting to look like what we would expect most years with normal amounts of rain. Usually by late July or early August indicators are in place giving us an idea of what to expect the rest of the summer. What we need to be looking for rst is how the weather has been a ecting the salinity of the river. If the salinity is right, the shrimp should begin to show. Smaller shrimp are common early, gradually getting larger as the season progresses. With the arrival of the shrimp we can expect the croaker bite to catch re all over the river. Yellowmouth trout (weak sh) will be in the deeper holes, with reds under docks and sea trout at the ends of docks. Currently smaller shrimp have begun to show in their usual locations indicating favorable conditions for this summers migration of shrimp. The croakers have been biting strong from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs. Yellowmouth trout are abundant, reds are under docks and sea trout are at the end of docks. Our indicators are indicating and by all indications we can expect the rest of this summers shrimping and shing to be outstanding again.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaFishing Report: Look for all shing to get better as shrimp make their way downstream. Shrimping will continue to improve. Shrimp from docks or shallow water at night with a bright light and shrimp meal. Old Shands Bridge (Orangedale and Green Cove) and County Dock (Mandarin) are open to the public for shrimping. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer, experienced. For established Water Treatment Company. Bene ts 262-0197 or Fax: 260-6292. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Front Desk Receptionist for Southside chiropractor. Full/Part time. We are looking for the right person to start as soon as possible. Please fax your resume to 904-268-9700 Experienced mechanic in AC and auto electric. Good pay for the right person. Please contact by email Jon at jlbvik44@aol.com Angelos Barbershop We are a mens focused barberhop where every haircut gets a hot towel neck shave. We offer hot towel face and head shaves. Must have expert straight razor skills! 11531 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ask for Dominic: 904-374-4948 Dental Assistant Wanted! An energetic, motivated dental assistant to help our practice grow while delivering a high level of customer service! This is a part time position. Are you up for the challenge? About us: We deliver a high standard of care We are current on the newest, best technology out there for dentistry We like to give our patients an amazing experience every time they are in our of ce We value continuing education We treat our fellow team members with respect We are not just the typical dental practice We maintain a good reputation in the community About You: You have at least one year experience in the dental eld You are professional, with a good attitude You are quick on your feet, and a good problem solver You believe that patients should have an amazing experience every time You are a quick learner who enjoys new challenges You are a team player who gets along with co-workers You do not create or participate in drama You believe in building and contributing to a great reputation in the community You never stop smiling! Job Requirements: At least 1 year experience in the dental eld Assist with back of ce procedures Sterilize rooms and set up for procedures Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3pm to 7pm, and Friday 7:30am to 3pm. 1 Saturday a month. Total 19.5 weekly hours +5.5 on the week with Saturday that you work. If youve read everything above and you think that you would be a great positive addition to our team, send us an email with the subject line, Im the one youre looking for for the dental assistant position! and well be in touch shortly for our rst interview. adriakrantz@ gmail.com Front Desk Position for a Dental Practice Wanted! An energetic, motivated front desk person to help our practice grow while delivering a high level of customer service! This is a full time position. Are you up for the challenge? About us: We deliver a high standard of care We are current on the newest, best technology out there for dentistry We like to give our patients an amazing experience every time they are in our of ce We value continuing education We treat our fellow team members with respect We are not just the typical dental practice We maintain a good reputation in the community About You: You have experience in customer service You have at least one year experience in the dental eld You are professional, with a good attitude You are quick on your feet, and a good problem solver You believe that patients should have an amazing experience every time You are a quick learner who enjoys new challenges You are a team player who gets along with co-workers You do not create or participate in drama You believe in building and contributing to a great reputation in the community You never stop smiling! Job Requirements: Experience with customer service At least 1 year experience in the dental eld Answer phones Reactivate inactive patients Keep schedule lled Submit insurance Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3pm to 7pm, and Friday 7:30am to 3pm. 1 Saturday a month. Total 19.5 weekly hours +5.5 on the week with Saturday that you work. If youve read everything above and you think that you would be a great positive addition to our team, send us an email with the subject line, Im the one youre looking for for the dental assistant position! and well be in touch shortly for our rst interview. adriakrantz@gmail.com TIME ON YOUR HANDS? WANT TO HELP? If you are interested in assisting as a VOLUNTEER with the NF Conservatory (music school), please call 374 8639. Interest in --and appreciation of music and arts very important! 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. 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Smokeys Produce has some of the best local produce found around the city, as is sworn to by a 92-year-old regular customer who only eats what he gets each weekend from Smokey. To many old-timers the best known farmers market is the Beaver Street Farmers Market or o cially known as the Jacksonville Farmers Market. It is located at 1810 West Beaver Street. They are just one mile o Interstate 95 west of downtown Jacksonville. They are open every day of the week, 365 days a year. The gates open at 4:00 a.m. for those individuals, restaurants and other businesses that want to purchase wholesale. Retail business operations usually begin around 7:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. Vendors include farmers from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia who come into the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They set up on the east side of the market on what is called Farmers Row. Plans are to expand the lineup of local farmers in the near future to o er shoppers more selection in the locally grown category. There is a seafood vendor and organic vendor (currently only operates on the weekend). You can just about get anything you want any time of the year except those products that are tied to seasonal changes. Those would include such things as strawberries, citrus, apples, melons, peaches to name a few. Andys Farmers Market Grill operates at the market serving up delicious breakfast and lunch throughout the week. After Labor Day, Andy will be serving pit cooked BBQ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Andys o ers an opportunity for folks to relax at the market and is open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. General Manager Greg Tyson says, Shop the Jacksonville Farmers Market and save up to 50 to 80 percent on your produce bill. These savings have been veri ed in recent months by several local television news stories comparing farmers market prices to those of the chain stores. New on the scene as of August 25 is the St. Johns River Farmers Market at Alpine Groves Park, just south from Mandarin at 2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Saturday. You will nd there vendors such as KYV Farm, Fresh Start Hydroponics Farm, Natural Springs Dairy Products, Cartwheel Ranch Meats, Sallas Specialty Casseroles, Hives and More, Marias Bakery and Susan Dystra Nursery, along with many crafters, artists and ready-to-eat food vendors. So when you make out that shopping list for the week be sure to include a visit to one of our local farmers markets. You will be rewarded with not only the freshest produce but also a great time. And when was the last time that you considered shopping for the groceries as a good time?Farmers Markets cont. from pg. 1Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Monday, September 3

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine September 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 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 Faith News Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES As we all get back into routine schedules this fall, our area churches gear up their activities to begin their regular worship and study times. We spoke to several religious leaders in our community and will share their programs with you. The Christian Family Chapel, located at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, has three regular Sunday morning services at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Childrens Bible Study classes and a nursery are available for all three of these services. Special services for junior and senior high students are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. They also have a variety of classes available for members of the community on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with child care available. On Thursday evenings a Divorce Care group meets at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the church at 262-3000. Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, home of the ever popular Fall Pumpkin Patch, has a full schedule beginning in September. Sunday traditional worship services are An open invitation is extended to all women to attend Community Bible Study held at Christ Church Mandarin. The study begins on September 13 and will wrap-up on May 9. The group meets every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and the study this year will be the book of James followed by Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. The year will end with the study of Ephesians. Child care is provided and pre-school curriculum as well as homeschool and teens are o ered. For additional information, please contact donnicemoore@yahoo.com. Mandarin United Methodist Church will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The half-day workshop consists of three sessions designed both to enhance participants caregiving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information or to register for this half-day Stephen Ministry Workshop, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600 or register online at www.stephenministry.org/workshop. Mandarin United Methodist Church is located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour invites the Mandarin community and beyond to its fall Worship on the Riverbank services. Holy Eucharist is celebrated on the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River with special musical o erings in traditional, contemporary and The Jacksonville Jewish Center is gearing up for the annual High Holy Day Food Drive. Our annual Donate the Weight program, together with Operation Isaiah will kick o on September 14 and run through praise settings. The services are open to all and all are invited and welcome to receive Holy Communion. Services will be held on September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Church of our Saviour is located at 12236 Mandarin Road. Trivia is back and this time your knowledge of the Jewish High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret) as well as some pop culture will be tested. Prizes are available for the winners. Join newcomers and friends for Jewish Java on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. This co ee and schmoozing program is the perfect place to meet friends and nd out the latest happenings in the community. Free co ee and tea are provided for everyone. Be sure to reserve the rst Wednesday of every month for Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, September 5: Whats Right with You; Wednesday, September 12: Presidents Faith; Wednesday, September 17: Passing Judgment; Wednesday, September 24: Living after a Suicide; and Wednesday, October 3: Spiritual, Not Religious. Admission is free. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731.Whats going on in our area houses of worship?By Donna Keathleyscheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., a blended worship service is held at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship service is held at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Sunday School for children and youth is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. The church has many youth activities going on throughout Sunday afternoons and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Some special studies for adults this fall include Dave Ramseys new nine-week Financial Peace University, Andy Stanleys Marriage Course for Couples and Beth Moores study entitled Jesus The One and Only. For more information call Mandarin United Methodist at 268-5549. The Jacksonville Jewish Center Conservative Synagogue is rolling out a full schedule this fall. Regular Saturday Shabbat services are 9:00 a.m. with daily morning services at 7:10 a.m. and evenings at 6:30 p.m. Special Adult Education opportunities this fall include a Nosh and Dash class at noon on Thursdays, a monthly Meditation class before Saturday services and a twice a week yoga class has been booked. For more information phone the Jacksonville Jewish Center at 292-1000. Mandarin Presbyterian Church on Mandarin Road has two worship services; the traditional service is at 9:00 a.m. and the contemporary service is at 10:30 a.m. Childrens Sunday School classes are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and adult Sunday School classes also meet at these times. There are many activities for all ages throughout the week; call the church o ce for more information at 880-9944. Jacksonville Jewish Center hosts High Holy Day food drive October 8, 2012. The goal of this years food drive is to collect two tons of food that will be donated to the food pantries of Jewish Family and Community Services and Second Harvest of Northeast Florida. On Rosh Hashanah, congregants will receive bags which they are to ll with packaged, non-perishable food and return to the synagogue during the High Holy Days. Operation Isaiah is an all-year program providing food and toiletries to the needy families in Jacksonville. A special e ort is made during the High Holy Days through the Donate the Weight program. Participating in the drive are the children of our Galinsky Academy comprised of the DuBow Preschool, the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Makom Hebrew High and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School. The amount of needy families in Jacksonville has increased since last year and the demand for food is higher. The co-chairs for this years food drive are Mimi and Marty Kaufman. We are asking everyone in Jacksonville to please join us in this drive. Contributions can be dropped o in the front lobby or the school lobbies weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For additional information please call 292-1000. The Jacksonville Jewish Center is located 3662 Crown Point Road in Mandarin.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Atlantic Coast High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-12 @ Providence 7:00 pm 8-31-12 Mandarin 7:00 pm 9-7-12 Paxon 7:00 pm 9-14-12 @ Fletcher 7:30 pm 9-21-12 @ Stanton 7:00 pm 9-28-12 Englewood 7:00 pm 10-5-12 @ Bartram Trail TBD 10-19-12 Lee 7:00 pm 10-25-12 Wolfson 7:00 pm 11-2-12 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 11-8-12 Raines TBD Conference Game = Mandarin High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-31-12 @ Atlantic Coast 7:00pm 9-7-12 Creekside 7:00pm 9-14-12 Raines TBA 9-21-12 @ Flagler Palm Coast TBA 9-28-12 White 7:00pm 10-5-12 @ Sandalwood* 7:00pm 10-19-12 Spruce Creek 7:00pm 10-26-12 @ DeLand TBA 11-2-12 @ Fletcher 7:00pm 11-9-12 First Coast TBA Conference Game = *Your 2012 High School Football Schedule brought to you courtesy of Jim Register Your State Farm Agent!Wolfson High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-31-12 @ Ribault 7:00 PM 9-7-12 Sandalwood 7:00 PM 9-14-12 White 7:00 PM 9-21-12 St. Augustine 7:00 PM 10-5-12 @ Englewood 7:00 PM 10-12-12 Lee 7:00 PM 10-19-12 Stanton* 7:00 PM 10-25-12 @ Atlantic Coast* 7:00 PM 11-2-12 @ Bartram Trail* 7:00 PM 11-9-12 @ Fletcher 7:00 PM Conference Game = Jim Register Jr, Agent12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jim.reigster.com Fax 904-262-799924 Hour Good Neighbor ServiceProviding Insurance and Financial Services Home Oce, Bloomington, Illinois 61710 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Go Jags! 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I-95 to Exit 335 *X-Rays (If Medically Necessary) Report of findings with doctors first treatment Value $250 Expires 9/30/12 Oswald Chiropractic With the start of a new school year rolling around, Mandarin High School is preparing for another successful sports season under the new athletic director, Marc Lassiat. Lassiat is taking over for former AD Tammie Talley who has been promoted to a county position and he is excited and ready to take the reins of the excellent athletic program Talley left behind. The athletic program begins with several sports such as volleyball, cross country and swimming itching to start a successful season. Most notably for fall sports, the football team has been preparing with much intensity over the summer in order to be ready for the upcoming games. The Mustangs have been diligently September 1 is the rst Saturday that will be full of college football games. Will Muschamp begins his second season as the head coach at the University of Florida. His Gators are looking to improve on last years (7-6) record. They will host Bowling Green at 3:30 p.m. for a game that will be televised MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentworking out in the weight room as well as focusing on agility and conditioning in order to improve their speed on the eld. Head Coach Robert Dean is optimistic about the season and commented, This will be the biggest and strongest and most experienced team Mandarin has elded since 2008 when we were 7-3 and tied for a share of the district championship. The Mustangs have only graduated 15 seniors from last year which leaves 16 starters to lead for the Mustangs. Former quarterback Brandon Luke, who was one of the graduated seniors, leaves his position to be contested between three juniors. Chase Little, Demetri Tzamarius and a new transfer Brian Burnett will all compete for quarterback each with a different set of skills to o er. They will be supported by several experienced o ensive players this year including wide receiver Kamrin Solomon, wide receiver Evan Taylor and running back Khalif Williams. These experienced players are ready to lead the Mustangs to an improved season over last year and are willing to put in the e ort that it takes to succeed. These boys have not only been building muscle over the summer break, but they have also been building the bond between teammates that is also extremely important for a successful team. As stated by Dean, The team chemistry is great with a solid foundation. It is this bond and supportive Mustang family that have nurtured Kingsley Opara and Kamrin Solomon, the rst Football Bowl Subdivision pledges from the Mustangs since 2008. Opara verbally committed to Maryland while Solomon committed to Florida Atlantic University. Both add experience to the Mustangs, especially Opara, who leads the defensive line along with Richard Bertrand and Romello Raagas. Defense is equally important in football and it said that a strong defense wins championships. Although the Mustangs are keeping the district tournament in their sights, they expect an exciting season and have nowhere else to go but up. The Mustangs will open away at Atlantic Coast on August 31 at 7:00 p.m. and then take on Creekside at home on September 7 at 7:00 p.m.Local Sports SceneCollege football season gets underwayBy Chad Cushnirlive on ESPN. The Gators travel to College Station, Texas to face SEC newcomer Texas A&M on Saturday, September 8. This game will also begin at 3:30 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN. On Saturday, September 15, Florida visits Tennessee for a 6:00 kicko on ESPN. After that game against the Vols, UF will have a home game against Kentucky on September 22 followed by a bye week on September 29. Florida State plays its rst four games of the season at home, beginning with Murray State on September 1 and Savannah State on September 8. Both of those games will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wake Forest travels to Tallahassee on September 15 for a noon kicko The next Saturday, September 22, FSU will host the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles nish out the month of September with a road game against the University of South Florida on September 29. The JU football team begins its season on September 1 at Georgia Southern. The next week, the Dolphins travel to Charleston Southern. Saturday, September 15 will be the rst home game as JU will host Webber International. That game will be followed by a road trip to Dayton on September 22 and a home game vs. Marist on September 29. In other news, former tennis star MaliVai Washington will host his annual tennis and golf gala on September 10 and 11. This event raises money for his foundation which promotes academic achievement and positive life skills for Jacksonville children through tennis. For more information, visit MalWashington.com. Jaguars running backs Greg Jones and Maurice Jones-Drew are teaming up for a charity event on Monday, September 24 at Latitude 30. Those who purchase tickets to this event will have the chance to compete against Jones-Drew, Jones and several of their Jaguars teammates in bowling and arcade games. Proceeds from this event will bene t Nemours Childrens Clinic and other local charities. For more information, visit http://leadblockfoundation.com. Happy Autumn!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine

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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 Thousands of northeast Florida girls and boys have danced through the halls of Mark Spivaks Dance Institute and Dance Extension. Many danced as Sugar Plums as years of Nutcracker ballets have been performed in Jacksonville with Mark Spivaks artistic hand involved. How did our area garner such talent as Mark and Alisa Spivak? I had the grand dame assignment this month of getting to sit down with the Spivaks as we relived those years when their long-awaited arrival to the First Coast became a reality. Mark Spivak graduated from the Institute of Culture and Arts in Kiev, Ukraine as a teacher, choreographer and business administrator. Beginning a dancing career at age 12, he had performed throughout the Soviet Union and abroad with the Ukrainian Concert Organization, the Russ Concert Organization and was the principal dancer of the Red Army Ensemble. Alisa Spivak had achieved a degree in gymnastic coaching and physical therapy from the Academy of Physical Culture. Mark and Alisa Spivak married in 1976. Upon Alisa Spivaks insistence, they made application in 1978 to leave the Soviet Union, as her lifetime dream was to live in the United States of America. After giving birth to their rst child, Stacie, she wanted to see this dream come to fruition. Their waiting period of When the Spivaks came to America!By Donna Keathleyover a year was a tough one with much persistence from the government to change their mind. But ultimately they were released to make application to y to America. So here they came, but to Jacksonville, Florida? Yes, says Mark Spivak. I had a cousin who lived in Jacksonville so here we came; we ew directly to Jacksonville! Mark Spivak continued, My cousin helped us get an apartment in Jacksonville and he had met one of the greatest dancer teachers at that time, Dulce Anaya. He introduced me to Dulce who was born in Cuba and was an immigrant to this country also, so she gave me a few classes to teach and I was o and running! I needed some money to pay rent and buy a car. Alisa Spivak also hit the ground running; she went to work as a physical therapist for a local physician. So their life in America began, but it was not so easy as neither spoke any English! Mark Spivak remembers that there was no time for speech classes and such. He relied on the International Dance language of French for his communications at work; what he could not say in French he would demonstrate by physically dancing it out. In just a matter of three months the Spivaks opened their own dance school located in the Hendricks Avenue area; that was 22 years ago. They now have two locations in the Julington Creek area and one in Mandarin. They run nine dance oors all at the same time totaling 146 dance classes per week. They also give the community more opportunities to be physically t by leasing out their space for other activities like Jazzercise, Zumba, cheerleading, etc. Alisa Spivak recalls the day that they received their United States citizenship in downtown Jacksonville. It was a really exciting day, it was really big! But I also remember how fast I wanted to get home as I was on the verge of delivering my second child, Andrew, she said as she chuckled. Mark and Alisa Spivak made their last move nine years ago when they moved from Mandarin into Julington Creek Plantation. Jacksonville has been very good to me and Alisa, its the classic American Dream. America helps anyone who helps themselves! Mark Spivak proudly states. The Spivaks arrive in Jacksonville Myriad beautiful butter ies make their home on the grounds of the Mandarin Garden Club. The spectacular butter y garden was rst started in 1992 by garden club member and Master Gardener Mary Howe. Twenty years later, Howe still gets her hands dirty leading the charge for this ever expanding habitat. Howe is quick to acknowledge the tremendous amount of design and gardening help contributed by club member Mary Clark and many devoted Duval County Master Gardener volunteers. 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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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CouncilmemberPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 NEW! From the Florida HousePage 7 Your Voice Your Vote Page 8 San Jose construction Page 9 Political Commentary Page 10 Dignity U Wear Page 11 LaVilla golf tournament Page 13 QuiltFest 2012 Page 14 Back to School Guide MHS Happenings Page 15 Sheriffs safety tips Page 18 Fishing Report Page 18 Job Finder Page 20 Faith News Page 21 Football schedule MHS Sports Roundup Page 22 Spivaks come to AmericaPage 23 State of River report SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 7, Issue 12 September 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 EVERYBODY’S INVITEDSundays at 9:30 and 11:00am 4911 Losco Road AccessChurch.comA campus of Andy Stanley and North Point Ministries. Seeking out good vegetables and produce at the local grocery store may be convenient; however, you are missing out on some unique items that are special to our area„not to mention “ nding interesting homemade jams, jellies and honeys made with loving care by local vendors. Plus you just cant beat the atmosphere of wandering about meeting the great vendors that make up a farmers market. So let us tell you about some area farmers markets that are worth After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the Metro Diner next to Julington Creek Bridge, District 6 City Councilman Matt Schellenberg escorted Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown on a tour of Mandarin. Schellenberg invited the mayor to breakfast and a tour to help the mayor become more familiar with his district. The Recently the Mandarin Womens Club Antiquing Group took a trip to the beautiful, picturesque little coastal town of Brunswick, Georgia in search of some hidden treasure. And treasures they found! Just to name a few, Pat Ulp added an adorable little doll to her collection while Ginny Brunzel and her daughter Joan Brunzel Marra acquired several German Councilman hosts Mayor Alvin Brown on tour of MandarinBy Karl KennellUnique fresh produce and interesting items available at area farmers marketsBy Karl Kennell Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown with Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg.itinerary for the tour included a drive down Mandarin Road, Scott Mill Road and on to Old St. Augustine Road. Of primary importance to Councilman Schellenberg was to take Mayor Brown by the primary “ re station that currently serves the Bartram Park area of Mandarin. It is located north of Interstate 295 (State Road 9A) on Philips Highway (U.S. Highway 1). The challenge for the “ re and rescue crews at that station has always been the distance away from areas it serves, as well as the trains running on the tracks alongside Philips Highway. At times, the trains blocking the intersection can prevent a quick response to emergencies in the Bartram Park area. Included in the current Jacksonville city budget are monies to build a new “ re station on Bartram Park Boulevard. Councilman Schellenberg wanted Mayor Brown to fully understand the urgency for this new “ re station by taking him from the current station along the route to Bartram Park and across the train tracks to the proposed location for the new station. Mayor Brown hopes this tour will be the beginning of monthly breakfasts with the citys various city councilmen so he can become more familiar with the districts they serve. Mandarin Women’s Club goes antiquingBy Contributing Writer Tamara McKay Club member Debi Harrison enjoys her time antiquing with the Mandarin Womens Club.beer steins for their own collections. Eleanor Serich found some monogrammed dishes while Laura Czaplicki pondered over how she could transport a rather large sofa home. The ladies took time out for a lunch break at Jinrights Seafood House, to enjoy some of the wonderful, fresh local seafood and to re-energize for Beauclerc Village Arts and Farmers Marketa visit. Located right here in Mandarin in the Real McCoy Sandwich Shop parking lot at 9719 San Jose Boulevard is the Beauclerc Village Arts and Farmers Market. Presently it only operates on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The market o ers produce from local and family farms around the county. Each weekend more vendors join the market. Currently the featured vendors are Smokeys Produce, Reeds Groves, Tropical Shaved Ice and Boylans Sodas. You will also “ nd quite unique items includ-Farmers Markets cont. on pg. 19 Antiquing cont. on pg. 4 B a c k t o Back to S c h o o l School G u i d e Guide Appears in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! See page 14!

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We are pleased to offer affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.Sign-up for a class todayLearn more at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/jacksonville Scan with your smart phone to see all of our upcoming classes and events! I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 and 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12; fee for non-members is $14 and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. 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) and representatives from the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center located at Shands/Jacksonville. 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 Cuban American Club of Jacksonville will celebrate its 44th anniversary at their Mandarin clubhouse, located at 5110 Lourcey Road, on September 9, 2012. For additional details about the club, please call 2624676. Strut Your Mutt, a fundraiser for ending pet homelessness, is coming to Jacksonville on September 29. Strut Your Mutt will include a dog walk, doggie contests, entertainment, refreshments and more. It will be at Riverside Park, located at 753 Park Street in Jacksonville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., the Strut starts at 9:30 a.m. and the event ends at 12:00 noon. Over 9,000 pets are killed daily in Americas shelters; Strut Your Mutt will help lower that number. You can help! Volunteers are needed for festival-related needs including set up, registration and clean up. Volunteer at bfvolcoord@bestfriends.org. Enter the Strut or learn more at strutyourmutt.org. Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the “ rst and third Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Guests are always welcome! Become the speaker and leader you are meant to be. For more information, please contact Shari Schurr at shari.schurr@gmail.com or 253-0586. The next meeting of the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in the enclosed meeting room inside Golden Corral on San Jose Boulevard. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Congressman Ander Crenshaw who will present the current political situation in Washington and an insight into future actions by the government. With a question and answer period, this will be a very revealing and informative meeting to all that attend. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. Does your child love to plant ” owers or dig in the dirt? The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, September 5 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages “ ve through 14 are welcome. We will be touring the gardens and planning our plotsŽ for the new year. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Hope to see you soon! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 13, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Mandarin Womens Club kick-o program to be held on September 27 is a picnic luncheon and Bingo. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. The price of the luncheon is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. For reservations, please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by September 21. Club membership is open to all women. For more information about the Womens Club, please call Diane at 880-5354.Whats New cont. on page 5 ONLINE COUPON NOT ACCEPTED

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com My JAX Chamber membership has provided networking opportunities to showcase our restaurant and banquet facilities for groups up to 70 people.Ž Dinora and Efrain Quezada Owners Don Juans Restaurant From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value It has not been a quiet summer at City Hall. In this years “ scal budget, the pension contribution will be $150,000,000, which is 16 percent of the budget. Last year, the pension contribution was $103,000,000 or 10.6 percent of the budget. Unfortunately, the problem is not going to resolve itself. Mayor Delaney could have settled the issue. He did not. Mayor Peyton could have gotten a handle on the situation. He did not. Now, unfortunately, the citizens of Jacksonville are stuck in an untenable situation and Mayor Brown has yet to deal with it. Boy, are we, the taxpayers in Jacksonville, in trouble. By the way, those calling for tax increases are wrong too. We cannot raise the tax rate fast enough to meet the obligations which prior administrations have agreed to. In about “ ve years, the pension costs will be $244,000,000 a year or 25 percent of the current budget. Yes, you read that number right! On another note, I have had the pleasure of meeting Shad Khan, the new owner of the Jaguars. He is not only very engaging and personable, but he has an infectious smile and, I believe, an intense dedication and strong desire to make the Jaguars a successful team in Jacksonville, as he himself has stated many times while traveling in the United States and internationally. Khan is an invaluable marketing representative for Jacksonville and I, for one, am delighted he is our new owner. Since the original lease was signed with the Jaguars in the early 1990s, City Hall has been provided two suites at EverBank Stadium at no charge. However, City Hall was required to purchase tickets to the games, which cost about $20,000 a year. For the last two years, these two suites have sat completely empty. Unfortunately, I think this was a lost marketing opportunity for the city. In fact, the Jaguars organizations stated late last year that if the city did not commit to use the suites by July 1, 2012, the city would forever lose the opportunity to utilize them. I introduced a bill to inform the Jaguars organization that City Hall would be interested in one suite only. In addition, Im pleased to say that I had “ nancial commitments from private donors in order to fund the cost of the tickets, which means no taxpayers money. In late June, the mayor “ nally spoke up and agreed. The mayor should take this opportunity to utilize the suite by incorporating it in a marketing plan to entertain potential new businesses that have an interest in relocating to Jacksonville. Like any other taxpayer, I will expect a full accounting of who uses the suite. Accountability is paramount! Finally, each and every day I handle requests and concerns from Mandarin constituents„from ” ooding streets and sidewalk repairs, to tree removal and park maintenance and everything in between. However, I President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriots Pen Essay Competition.Ž Students in grades six through eight in this area have the opportunity to compete in the VFWs annual essay competition and win thousands of dollars the top 45 national winners all receive at least a $1,000. The “ rst-place award is currently a $10,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2012. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 … 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is What I Would Tell Americas Founding Fathers.Ž Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Chairman, Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 for more information see www.vfw.org.Patriots Pen essay competition announcedseveral more hours of shopping adventures, including a most entertaining hat modeling by Debi Harrison and Joan Brunzel Marra before returning home to Jacksonville with their treasures and memories of a perfect day. The antiquing group is just one of the many fun activities o ered by the Mandarin Womens Club. If you are interested in joining us on any of our future excursions, luncheons or activities, please call Diane at 880-5354 for further information or check our new website: http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville continues to deliver free lifesaving and prevention awareness education to the general public through the Centers Community Volunteer Program. The Community Volunteer Program utilizes individuals to provide a clear understanding of poison center services and poison prevention knowledge to residents in the Centers service area. The Community Volunteer Program is in its second year of operation and is currently accepting applications from individuals who have a desire to learn about poisoning emergencies and then share this free information with community-related groups. The community volunteer helps the public to gain insight into how poison centers save lives and hundreds of dollars on unnecessary doctor and emergency room visits related to accidental poisonings.The community volunteer plays an invaluable role in providing our community with needed education highlighting the free, professional services of the Poison Center,Ž states Vicki Coppen, RN, education coordinator. Community volunteer positions are available by calling the Education O ce with the Florida/ USVI Poison Information Center Jacksonville at 244-4465. You can also request, through the Education O ce, a community volunteer to provide poison Antiquing cont. from pg. 1 like to utilize this column to inform you of even bigger issues facing Jacksonville. If you have any Mandarin issues, please feel free to call (630-1388) or email (MattS@coj.net) my o ce anytime. Poison Center seeks community volunteersprevention information at your community event, per their availability. The Community Volunteer Program currently has eight trained volunteers with outreach to various counties around the service area including Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 ANGELOS BARBERSHOP (904) 374-4948 Haircuts & Shaves11531-10 San Jose Blvd. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 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 Come and See Us For Your FREESleep Apnea Consultation! Sleep Apnea Making You Tired?Call Krantz Dental Care Today! Alan M. Krantz, D.D.S.12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102 Mandarin(904) 880-3131KrantzDentalCare.com/sleepapnea Without ~www. h aymarb oo ks.c o m ~d i ane h arperb oo ks@gma i l.c o m LOVE, GREED and LIE$ŽA Small Town Mystery Bernice Dunn Consultant ~~~ 904-613-3848email: beedunn@me.com https://beedunn.myrandf.com 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. 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 Creekside Promenaders at Westminster Woods will be welcoming new students to their beginner square dance class beginning Monday, September 10. For more information, please call Ken Miller at 268-4492 or 465-0759. The Italian American Club will start September with a Casino Cruise on September 1 out of Port Canaveral. A bus will be available to and from the Port. If you would like to attend, please contact Anna at 7715342. On September 8 we will have a dinner dance and fundraiser for Stand Up For Cancer. All proceeds go directly to this worthy cause for research. This will coincide with a telethon on television in September. Finally, it is time to mark your calendar for Festa Italiana, to be held October 19, 20 and 21. The club opens its doors to our Mandarin neighbors and beyond and will have a weekend “ lled with great food, desserts, music, rides for the kids and so much more. Dont miss it! 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 River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m. on September 19 in the Ramada Inn Mandarin. Charity fundraising Bingo games will be held. Prizes, donated by members, will be baskets “ lled with wonderful di erent items and each basket will have a value of $50 or more. All ladies interested are welcome! Please call 262-8719 for luncheon reservations. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of every month at the Golden Welcome back to school! We are looking forward to a great 2012-2013 school year for all of our Duval County students. Despite the sometimes negative press our school system receives, good things and wonderful progress has been happening in the Duval County Schools. Please visit our website at www. duvalschools.org and select dcps newsŽ and spotlight on educationŽ to view all of our stories. Just a few of those include: € FCAT Because of the hard work and dedication of our students, teachers, administrators and parents, this year, Duval County Public Schools became the only district in the state to increase the number of AŽ schools and decrease the number of FŽ schools. Out of the 142 schools in our district, 115 (80 percent) earned excellent, good or satisfactory grades. Eighteen of our schools went up one letter grade, 10 schools went up two letter grades and two schools increased by three letter grades. Fifty-nine of our schools maintained their grade. All of the Mandarin schools received a grade of A and we expect Mandarin High School to be an A or B when high school grades come out later this fall. € During summer break, we also learned that two of our high schools were ranked among the top 100 in the nation by Newsweek. Stanton College Preparatory School ranked eighth while Paxon School for Advanced Studies ranked 23rd among the top 100 schools in the nation. Of all Florida high schools, Stanton is the highest ranking school on the list in the state of Florida. Also of note were Douglas Anderson School of the Arts at 335th and Mandarin High School at 857th in the Newsweek rankings. I salute the administration, teachers, students and parents for this well-deserved recognition. € Two past Mandarin High School graduates, Cody Snyder … Class of 2002 and Ashley Cowan … Class of 2004, were invited to perform during the preliminary, semi-“ nals and “ nal rounds for mens and womens basketball games during the Olympics held in London, England. Both were former Mandarin High School cheerleaders as well as UCF cheerleaders. Congratulations to Cody and Ashley for this great honor. Superintendent Search Update: By the time you read this article, we will have met with our search “ rm, narrowed our selections and held our “ rst round of interviews with the “ nalists. As part of our continued transparency in this important search, the Envisioning Committee (composed of 50 members) will have also had an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the candidates, as we move forward in having a new Superintendent selected sometime in early September. 2012 Open House Dates: Atlantic Coast: September 10, 6:00 p.m., All grades Bartram Springs: September 6, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., K, 4th and 5th Bartram Springs: September 13, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., 1st, 2nd and 3rd Crown Point: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Pre K-2nd Crown Point: September 27, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 3rd-5th Greenland Pines: September 6, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Pre K-2nd Greenland Pines: September 13, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., 3rd-5th Loretto: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., K, 2nd and 4th Loretto: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Mandarin High: September 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., All grades Mandarin Middle: September 11, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., All grades Mandarin Oaks: September 6, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., ESE and 1st Mandarin Oaks: September 6, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 3rd and 5th Mandarin Oaks: September 13, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., K Mandarin Oaks: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 2nd and 4th Twin Lakes Elementary: September 13, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., 1st, 3rd and 5th Twin Lakes Elementary: September 20, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., K, 2nd and 4th Twin Lakes Middle: September 11, 6:00 p.m., All grades Important dates: September 3: Labor Day … Schools and o ces closed September 5: Early: dismissal September 25: Early dismissal Thought for the Month: Without labor nothing prospers. ~SophoclesGood things are happening in Duval County Public SchoolsWhats New cont. from page 3 Whats New cont. on page 6.

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician Dr. Christopher Railing, D.C. and certied to practice Acupuncture683-4376 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Solantic )Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com 23 Years Experience Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on StaTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Open Saturdays Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Protecting What Matters Most www.varsit y insuranceagenc y .co m Fin d us o n F acebook Serving Mandarin and Julington Creek Since 1990 268-6365 The Divorce Support Group meets Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 2950 Halcyon Lane, Suite 703, Jacksonville, FL 32223. The cost is $20.00 per session. Discounts available upon request. Dates and time are subject to change. To register or for more information, email Beth Shorstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at bethshorstein@gmail.com. Divorce Group Therapy 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. 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 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 September general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be a speaker from the Northeast Florida Peds Care team. This is a program of Community Hospice and our designated charity recipient for 2012. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” / allstarquiltguild. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program o ers free tobacco cessation classes. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Please call 482-0189 to register for one of the upcoming Quit Smoking NowŽ classes. You will be glad you did! Anyone interested in gardening is invited to the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club on September 18 at 10:00 a.m. Judy Winckler, circle leader for the Magnolia Circle, will present a program on Whos Who In The ZooŽ and refreshments will be served. Please join us at Mandarin Garden Club located at 2892 Loretto Road. For additional information, please call Betty at 571-6765. 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. The Mandarin Womens Club has been in recess for the summer. 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/ Sierra Club will celebrate National Estuaries Day by hosting Dr. Quinton White, executive director of the Marine Research Institute at Jacksonville University, who will speak about the importance of estuaries in general and the challenges that face our St Johns River and its estuarine system. The event will be held on September 10 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakewood Presbyterian Church activity room, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. This is a free event and all welcome. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16Beginning in November, it will be my great honor to serve as the State Representative in Tallahassee for all of Mandarin. I have represented parts of Mandarin as a legislator over the last “ ve years, but with redistricting, all of Mandarin will be a part of District 16. As I write this “ rst column, we are deep into the campaign season, with the elections right around the corner. Who gets elected can make a profound di erence in your way of life, as well as that of, your family and your community. Many times I will hear from those who will cynically stay away from the political process because the candidates do not meet unrealistic expectations. It is incumbent upon us as citizens to study the issues and participate in the process, even if it is just to make an informed vote. Our republic depends upon active participation of our citizens. Once elections are over in November, the Legislature will meet in an organizational session on November 20 and select the leadership for the Legislature for the following two years. Shortly after the organizational session, the Legislature will conduct committee meetings where much of the business of the Legislature is conducted. As required by our state constitution, on March 5, 2013, the Legislature will meet in its regular 60 day session. House rules limit each state representative to six bills. That limitation does not include local bills, claims bills, certain resolutions or bills that only repeal or delete at least a paragraph of Florida laws. I receive many ideas for legislation from groups and individual constituents. I welcome your input. I look forward to serving you in the Florida House of Representatives. Mandarin is a community of wonderful families, dynamic businesses and “ ne organizations. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me or one of my legislative assistants, Richard Pra or Jessie Spradley at 3596090. Editors Note: Watch for Rep. McBurneys column to appear quarterly in Mandarin NewsLine.Whats New cont. from page 5 Advertise inMandarin NewsLineYour Community Newspaper It’s good for business!886-4919RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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Dreamette is “Old Fashioned Soft Serve Ice Cream at its best!” 9825 San Jose Blvd (Outback Plaza) $5 OFF any $10 or more purchaseMust present coupon prior to placing order. Copies Not Accepted! Expires: 9/30/12 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountySummer is quickly coming to an end, but the past several months have been full of excitement, planning and preparation for the Elections O ce. My o ce has enjoyed great experiences through these summer months by our involvement in community outreach events, the induction of new election day equipment, Foreign Delegation and wrapping up the August 14 Primary Election. As the Primary Election is wrapping up, each United States citizen 18 years of age or older has been empowered with the right to participate in the fast approaching General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6. Voting trends have changed over the past several election cycles as more options have been made available to each voter. Voters have the opportunity to Vote by Mail, Vote Early or cast their votes on Election Day at their assigned precinct. Our o ce is expecting record turnout numbers in the November General Election and voters spending hours in line to cast a vote and let their voice be heard. So to avoid standing in line for hours our o ce is encouraging voters to take advantage of our postage paid Vote by Mail ballot. To request a Vote by Mail ballot, Voters may . € Return a Request a Vote by MailŽ postcard provided on Primary Election Day to the Elections O ce € Return the Request a Vote by MailŽ letter being mailed to every household this fall € Call the Elections O ce at 630-1414 € Submit a web request from our website Duvalelections. com Remember, your ballot must be returned to the Elections O ce by 7:00 p.m. on election night. Please make sure you cast your vote and let your voice be heard. My o ce is in full preparation for the November 6 General Election and I would like to thank Duval County poll workers, my o ce sta and every registered voter in Duval County for remaining diligent in their commitment to the electoral process. Please encourage your family, neighbors and friends to participate in the upcoming election by casting their vote and letting their voice be heard. Cindy Kirby, a preschool director with 15 years of managerial experience and 28 years in the “ eld of early education, has been named the new director for the Learning Ladders Child Development Center at Mandarin United Methodist Church. Kirby began her new role on July 9. Kirby most recently managed a sta of 40 with a student enrollment of 275 as the preschool director at Providence Child Development Center on Beach Boulevard. She had been at Providence since September 1997. She holds a Bachelors Degree, DCF Sta Credential and an Advanced Directors Credential and has focused on strong strategic planning and people management skills. Kirby was also an integral part of a building committee in planning the current 20,000 square-foot Providence Preschool facility, which was built in 2005. Kirby, a Mandarin resident for 13 years, has lived in Jacksonville for 46 years and Have you always wanted to join a garden club? Now is the perfect time. The Mandarin Garden Club will be starting the new club year throughout September. Meetings will be held during the day and evening for adults. There is also a group for children. The Loretto Road clubhouse will hold informative and fun Preschool names new director Mandarin Garden Club starts new club yearBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubmeetings on a wide variety of gardening and nature topics. Also, “ eld trips and demonstrations with hands-on experiences are planned. All gardening enthusiasts from beginner to expert are welcome! For meeting times and membership information, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net. has a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She and her husband, Kent, have four young adult children … three daughters and one son. Lunar PhasesFull: August 31 Last Quarter: September 8 New: September 16 First Quarter: September 22Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Visit us online!www.mandarinnewsline.com

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All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Dear Editor, My problem is with our current representative on City Council. Every issue, Matt Schellenberg uses this column to criticize the mayor (who, ironically, seems to please many Republicans). Your paper provides him with an on-going campaign platform. In the current issue, he recounts his attendance at meetings. While I appreciate his e ort at telling us that he showed up,Ž could he please tell us what he did? What will happen in Mandarin that will bene“ t our area as a direct result of his attendance at a meeting? What critical vote did he cast on my behalf that will move this city forward? What did he do on my behalf? In further re” ection of his column, he tells us of the cuts that have been made to spending. With the spending that will be made, what will bene“ t Mandarin? How do I know that these cuts did not include something that might have improved our quality of life? Of the spending that he did approve, what will help us here? Mr. Schellenberg, I ask: if the only knowledge of your actions is your newspaper column, why should I vote for you? If I only know what you are against and what you oppose, how do I know what you are for? What common ground do we share as citizens of this community? Tell me, Mr. Schellenberg: what have you done to make Mandarin a better place? Thats the question that you should answer when you write your column for this paper. ~Suzi Stone The latest improvements to San Jose Boulevard started on August 19, 2012 and have an estimated completion date of fall 2013. This is the information which was available at the San Jose Boulevard improvement meeting held on Thursday, August 23 at Mandarin South Library. The work includes safety related modi“ cations along San Jose Boulevard from south of Claire Lane to north of Interstate 295 in Mandarin. The roadway modi“ cations include recon“ guring median openings, closing median openings, reconstructing side streets and interstate ramps and extending turn lanes. Additional changes involve modifying the existing overhead signing, adding a tra c signal and reconstructing several existing signals. Drainage and sidewalk improvements will also occur. Speci“ cally, the existing full median opening south of Claire Lane will be reconstructed to provide left turn movements for southbound and northbound vehicles only. Vehicles exiting the driveways on the east and west side of San Jose Boulevard will be required to turn right. The existing median opening for southbound left turns located south of Claire Lane will be closed. This will allow the extension of the northbound left turn lane at Claire Lane. A second left turn lane will be added on San Jose Boulevard for southbound vehicles turning east onto Claire Lane. This change requires Claire Lane to be reconstructed east of San Jose Boulevard. The full median opening located at Plummer Cove Road will be closed in order to extend the southbound left turn lane for the Mandarin Corners/WalMart Plaza and to accommodate an additional northbound turn lane for the left turn onto northbound Interstate 295 to cross the Buckman Bridge. A new half signal will be added for southbound San Jose Boulevard tra c at the entrance to the Mandarin Corners/WalMart Plaza. This signal will stop northbound San Jose Boulevard tra c so the vehicles can turn left into the plaza. Vehicles leaving Plummer Cove Road to travel north on San Jose Boulevard will be able to perform a u-turn at the half signal. A signalized u-turn lane will be added at the Interstate 295 exit ramp for northbound vehicles to access Plummer Cove Road. The southbound Interstate 295 exit ramp will be modi“ ed to add a left turn lane for vehicles to travel north on San Jose Boulevard. The addition of the left turn lane will require reconstructing the right turn lane for southbound tra c on San Jose Boulevard. An additional turn lane will be added on San Jose Boulevard for the I-295 northbound entrance ramp to cross the Buckman Bridge. This change will require reconstructing the entrance ramp. The Interstate 295 northbound exit ramp to travel north on San Jose Boulevard will be reconstructed to connect to the existing right turn lane at Hartley Road. The existing sings at Claire Lane, the Interstate 295 southbound exit ramp and the Interstate 295 northbound entrance ramp will be replaced to accommodate the left turn modi“ cations. A tra c separator will be installed along Claire Lane from San Jose Boulevard to near the driveway behind the Chilis restaurant. Sidewalks will be added along Claire Lane. Work will be done at night, with lanes scheduled to be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. The construction bid was $4.4 million by the J.B. Coxwell Construction Co. of Jacksonville. The contractor plans to “ rst start working on the ramps and drainage improvements at San Jose Boulevard and Interstate 295 and then will progress to the southern portions of the project. Medians will be closed and changed during later phases of the project. Please call 360-5457 for general information and 6428990 to report speci“ c complaints related to the road construction. You can also visit the Florida Department of Transportations website at www.dot. state.” .us.Letter to the Editor What you need to know about San Jose Boulevard improvements Contributed by Mike Goldman, Florida Department of Transportation Celebrate.... Library Card Sign-Up Month To encourage every child to sign up for a library card and use it. For more information, browse www.ala.org.

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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 = $24,00015-year old to 18 = 3 years/$900 month = $32,400 18-22 years $6000/year for 4 years for college = $24,000 Total for both children = Can you afford not to inquire? Applies to single & married parents and applies to any number of children.Are you sharp, motivated and teachable? Now hiring! The Romney Victory Headquarters is now open in Mandarin. Victory is the GOTV or Get Out The VoteŽ wing of the campaign. Rather than try to change the minds of Obama supporters, the victory e ort focuses on increasing the number of Romney supporters who turn out to vote. In order to do so, they rely on the e orts of local volunteers to call and knock doors in their neighborhoods. The headquarters is always stocked up with snacks, sweets and refreshments for volunteers to enjoy. With their modern (yet simple) phone and mapping system, phone banking and door knocking has never been easier. The headquarters also hosts local club meetings and events to encourage involvement in the campaign e orts. The “ rst Saturday of every month is a nationwide Super-Saturday. The last Sunday of every month is Super-Sunday for Jewish Romney supporters who cannot participate on Saturday for religious reasons. Every Wednesday is the Women for Mitt phone bank and throughout the week, young Republicans from Bolles, Mandarin, Creekside and other local high schools earn community service hours and receive internship credits for participating in the e orts. The headquarters is located at 10210 San Jose Boulevard, about three quarters of a mile north of Interstate 295 on the west side of San Jose Boulevard. Those who are interested in assisting are encouraged to stop by or call 503-4344 for more information. Volunteers are needed now and all Romney supporters are welcome!Local Republican headquarters opensWe are thankful they have stopped, for now. The subject at hand is the incessant telephone calls from political candidates begging and exhorting likely voters to vote for them because their opponent is not only a bad person, but probably beats their dog, too. Mandarin has witnessed one of the nastiest, loudest, most disgusting Republican primaries for the Florida Senate in decades. The real reason for the nastiness is the candidates each supported a di erent candidate for the future presidency of the Florida Senate, bringing out a lot of big guns far beyond local issues. The winner most likely will cast a deciding vote over who will be the Senate President in the future. Civility was never part of this process and it enforced many voters stereotypes about politicians. But, peace has reigned over the land … for now. Things are already becoming overheated for the presidential election in November. Now that there is an o cialŽ nominee from each major party, some serious campaigning will envelope the land. You thought things have been intense up to this point? Childs play, compared to what will come in October and early November. Keep in mind a couple of things: First, the only polls which count are those polls which talk to likely voters. Many polls use registered voters, but, since we know seldom do many registered voters actually vote, its likely voters who almost always vote. They are the bellwether, not registered voters. Second, dig down into poll numbers you read and “ nd out how the poll is weighted between registered Republicans, registered Democrats and Independents or voters of other minority parties. If a pollster asks questions of too many Republicans versus what the actual population mix is, then the poll will be falsely skewed towards a Republican outcome. The same is true for Democrats. Polling is a science and it takes trained professional pollsters to understand how to construct a survey instrument (the poll), how to get honest answers from those polled and then, how to interpret those answers. As an example, with an incumbent, you can look at their poll numbers and, even if they are leading, it is important to look at how much is stacked against them. Even if they are leading, if more is stacked against them than for them, they are likely to ultimately lose. Its also important to know about undecideds. Every honest pollster will tell you when it gets down to time in the voting booth, undecideds will ultimately vote for the challenger, not the incumbent. If they were for the incumbent, they probably wouldnt be undecided in the “ rst place. And, one “ nal word. This writers mother passed away early in August, exactly two years to the day her husband of 65 years passed away in 2010. They were truly soul mates who raised two sons, had two granddaughters and three great grandchildren. Every son will always carry with him the heart of his mother, for that is so much what made him.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.Political CommentaryNasty, loud and disgustingBy J. Bruce Richardson What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Enter to Win FREE IMAX tickets scan code with your smart phone Dignity U Wear launched Suits for Soldiers,Ž a strategic partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, the transition team of the Marines and the Veterans Administration to distribute the “ rst of 3,000 suits designated for wounded veterans. The “ rst distribution to participants in Wounded Warrior Projects TRACK Program took place on Friday, August 17, pictured here with Dignity U Wears board president, Parker McCrary. The goal of Suits for SoldiersŽ is to ensure that wounded veterans receive a professional wardrobe that will assist them in “ nding a successful job in the civilian workforce. Along with suits from Brooks Brothers, veterans also receive a professional starter wardrobe including brand new dress shirts, wallet, belts, socks, ties, underwear and a gift card for a new pair of dress shoes from Rack Room Shoes. More information is available at dignityuwear.org.Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be celebrating World Retina Week from September 20 through 26. The retina is the layer of cells in the back of the eye that are responsible for detecting light, which essentially allows you to see. The retina is composed of millions of light sensitive, specialized cells known as rods and cones. These rods and cones work together to convert images into electrical energy, and channels that image to your brain. Diseases such as diabetes and macular degeneration dominate my practice and are prevalent in North Florida,Ž says Dr. Russell Pecoraro, retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Macular degeneration is the number one cause of severe vision loss for those ages 55 and older and a ects more than 10 million Americans. In the age group on 45 to 60, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness.Ž Dr. Pecoraro is a board certi“ ed ophthalmologist and one of the only full-time retina specialists in Clay County. Since joining the practice, he and his partners have established the Northeast Florida Macular Degeneration and Diabetes Eye Institute, the “ rst full-time center in Clay County dedicated to diseases of the retina. In the Institute, patient care is focused around management of complex eye diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Along with highly trained sta this specialty center o ers the latest in diagnostic testing and treatment. 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. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!It had been with great regret that I had read recent articles and reports on proposed major cuts in the library budget. Initially the mayors administration had asked for a reduction of $2.8 million. This would mean that professional sta would have to be cut and times that the libraries were open would be curtailed. As if this were not bad enough, the proposed cuts were increased to $4.6 million! Our libraries provide such wonderful opportunities for every age group. It is not only the books that are available, but also the frequent lectures and presentations that add a special dimension to all our lives. On the positive side: A very special group of supporters is currently celebrating its 55th year. It is The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library,Ž which has several groups working to enhance the activities in various local branch libraries. One of its primary goals is to encourage government support, increase community awareness and raise funds to enhance services for the good of the public library system. Fundraising events include book sales, author events and much more. Harry Reagan is the current president of The FriendsŽ and brings his enthusiasm and years of experience in public areas to this very special part of the community. The organization recently donated a record $260,000 to the citys library system. Donations are mainly from book sales which are scheduled several times a year. It also runs a shop, appropriately called BOOKtique, in the main library downtown. Talking of book sales! I recently had the wonderful and inspiring opportunity to visit the University Park Librarys Friends Book Warehouse located at 3435 University Boulevard North. When one enters the building, one does not experience the usual library environment. This facility, true to its name, is a bare, high ceilinged warehouse structure with tables and shelves covered with books as far as the eye can see in every direction. Dozens of volunteers are busy sorting and setting out additional books by subject matter and placing them in the appropriate location. One huge area is devoted to childrens books. Believe it or not, books can be purchased for $2 for hard cover and $1 for paperWorld Retina Week is in September EncoreHoorayŽ for books, books and more books!By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityEncore cont. on page 11

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Knox, MD, FACS 12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste 516 Jacksonville, FL 32223www.doctorknox.com 904-292-9777 Yoga Den StudioFirst Class FREE With This Ad Group & Private Lessons Back to School Specials Grab a friend, it’s workshop BOGO ~ YOGA BASICS Sept 15th 1-4pm ~ YOGA for RUNNERS Sept 29th 1-3New 200 hour weekend training session begins January 2013! ~ 2013 500 hr workshops: Anatomy Therapy 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from Walmart www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330Live longer! Grow Stronger! Floridas o cial state art museum rests on an estate overlooking shimmering Sarasota Bay. The magni“ cent Ringling Museum of Art is just one of the museums on the 66-acre retreat. A visit may surprise many Floridians who likely have no idea of the vast richness of this cultural treasure. John Ringling, the grandiose circus entrepreneur, and his wife, Mabel, were fanatical collectors of European art. But John Ringling didnt just purchase paintings; he occasionally bought entire buildings or rooms where the artworks were housed. He shipped them to Sarasota and built his Museum of Art with specialized designs to incorporate these objects. The structures style resembles the U zi Gallery in Florence, Italy including the columns, architectural details and courtyard complete with a 16-foot bronze cast of Michelangelos David. Sadly, John Ringling lost most of his fortune shortly before his death in 1936, largely due to the collapse of Floridas land boom and Wall Streets crash. But Ringling desperately wanted to leave behind a legacy and generous bequeathed his jewelŽ to the people of the State of Florida. He actually borrowed money to do so. Today the museum features 21-galleries Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School (SOTWLS) is pleased to announce that Pastor Alan Peacock has joined the sta and will serve as the Mandarin Campus Director beginning this school year. Pastor Peacock was recently approved by the congregation of Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church as assistant pastor and campus director and he will also teach a combination third “ fth grade class. He taught for the Duval County School Board for nine years, mostly at the middle school and high school levels. He also served as football and softball coaches at several schools. Ordained as a Lutheran minister in 2008, Pr. Peacock served at St Marks Lutheran Church before beginning his call to Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church and School. This is a wonderful addition for us,Ž says Dr. Madelyn Speagle, principal of SOTWLS since the school began in 2006. We have seen continued growth since we opened and the Sarasotas treasure: Ringling Museum of ArtBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.compacked with European, American and Asian art including masterpieces by Rubens, can Dyck, Titian, Velazquez, El Greco, Gainsborough and Reynolds. The 1924 former winter-home and gardens of John and Mabel Ringling, named Ca dZan meaning House of John,Ž abuts the waterway and is well worth a tour. The immense Venetian Gothic style mansion measures 200-feet in length and encompasses 36,000 square feet with 56 rooms. Notice the decorative tiles, original furniture, an 82foot tower, domed ceilings and masterful woodwork. Tourists also enjoy the propertys Circus Museum which includes historic items like posters and handbills, costumes, John and Mabels private railroad car and the largest miniature tented circus in the world,Ž a threequarter-inch-to-the-foot scale which spans 3,800 square feet. New faces at local day schoolBy Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church Pastor Alan Peacock, Barbara Kovar and Kevin Tapeea Ca dZan (Ringling home) courtesy of Ringling Museums.orgAn interactive exhibit lets kids try to squeeze into a model of a two foot by three foot clown-car and walk a high wire. Finally, tourists can see the historic and beautifully delicate Asolo Theater. This venue was originally built in 1798 in a castle from the Italian town of Asolo, near Venice. It was moved to Sarasota and is used for live performances. In all honesty, the Ringling Museums, like a three ring circus, o er too much to see at once. I suggest choosing one or two of the buildings. Kids will naturally favor the circus themed areas. Enjoy. The Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, Florida; www.ringling.org.addition of “ fth grade this year rea rms our commitment to continue serving this community. We have a wonderful mix of traditional education objectives, current technology, individual student attention, and the integration of faith-based studies. We are still meeting with parents and enrolling students and we accept transfers at any point of the year.Ž Also joining the sta this year is Kevin Tapee who will provide specialized instruction to small groups of students with varying learning di erences. Tapee has been teaching elementary school for seven years with a specialized focus on students who require an individual education plan and greater attention than the traditional classroom might o er. He has always been successful building rapport with students and parents alike. Dr. Speagle points out, This is one of the best things about this school. We are able to provide individualized attention to each child. Whether working above or below their traditional grade level, each student will get the type of plan that best suits them.Ž Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School operates on the same schedule as all Duval County public schools. The sta welcomes you to tour the property and school facilities to see if this might be a good “ t for your family. The school is open to all children independent of church a liation and McKay and Step-Up for Student scholarships are accepted. Shepherd of the Woods also provides “ nancial aid based on need. Barbara Kovar continues as the Southside Campus director. She has led this campus for the past four years and continues to grow the enrollment and develop the sta that serves ages two-and-a-half through PreK-4.

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There also will be a ra e for each of the seven sister guild quilts, Being the messenger of bad boating history hopefully provides a reminder to respect the water and weather and be safety conscious. While Florida boating fatalities run around 70 per year, the rest of the story is non-fatal accidents, injuries, damages and citations. The good news is that no northeast Florida county is in the top 10 for fatalities or accidents; however, Duval was 11th in accident rate. Since there are over 922,000 registered boats in the state and over 62,000 in just the four northeast counties, any statistics should be viewed in the context of the tra c. That said, statewide reportable accidents totaled 742 for 2011 and involved 1,018 boats, causing over $27,000,000 in property damage. Four hundred thirty one people were injured in those accidents and 1,717 were present but not injured. And remember, there are many lesser and unrecorded accidents. Citations are another consequence. The highest number QuiltFest 2012 preparations in progressBy Contributing Writer Dot Butler, All Star Quilters Guildsilent auction, quilt sale booth, quilters walk, kids corner, free demonstrations, charity corner, vendors and a quilt appraiser. The entry of the All Star Quilters Guild is KaleidoscopeŽ, a large sized bed quilt made with all Batik fabrics. The ra e of this quilt will bene“ t the Northeast Florida Peds Care, a function of Community Hospice for ill children. The All Star Quilters Guild hopes you will attend this outstanding show of quilts entered for prizes. The artistry and workmanship are outstanding. For more information on QuiltFest, please contact Gay Montgomery at 742-1372 and visit the website www.quiltfestjax.com. For more information on the All Star Quilters Guild, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateAccidents happenBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of citations was 5,362 for Boating in restricted areas, followed by 5,160 for Safety Equipment and Registration and 1,111 for Negligent Operation. Skiing and diving attracted 580 citations and 558 were issued for lack of Boating ID cards. Only 308 were actually caught and cited for alcohol/drugs. Area totals for Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau for 2011 were 49 accidents, six fatalities, 28 injuries and $1,400,000 in property damage. Over one-half the monetary “ gure came from St. Johns County. July, May and April were the big months for accidents overall and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. are clearly the most likely times. Collisions with another boat or “ xed object were the most common accidents. Every operator needs to know the requirements for reporting an accident. A reportable boating accident is one that results in personal injury requiring medical treatment beyond “ rst aid, death, disappearance of any person from on board under circumstances which indicate the possibility of death or injury or damage to any vessel or other property in an apparent aggregate amount of at least $2000 or total loss of a vessel. Boaters must stop, give assistance, search for anyone missing and report fatalities or missing persons by the quickest means possible to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission at 1-888-404-3922 or county sheri or police in the area of the accident. There is a criminal charge for failing to “ le within 10 days for property accidents or 48 hours for the injury, missing or death circumstances. See the United States Coast Guards www.uscgboating.org for the accident form which each operator must submit unless a report is prepared at the scene by a law enforcement o cer. Be sure to note the date, time, speci“ c location, boat number and operator and witness identities. See http://myfwc.com/boating/ boating-regulations/#nogo for Florida laws. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Back to School Guide APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502-1 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Learning LaddersChild Development CenterL i c ense # CO4DU0261A ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 m i l e so u th o f I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders (Family Features) School day mornings are typically busy mornings. Getting the kids out of bed is one thing, but managing to whip up breakfast, pack lunches and get everyone out the door on time requires planning and preparation. As the morning rushes by, theres little time to pack a unique lunch or make snacks for everyone, including mom. In fact, according to a national survey commissioned by Dole and conducted by Wake“ eld Research, 73 percent of moms say they have eaten their childs snack in a pinch. To help save time and energy each day, check out these simple lunch-packing tips to revamp your morning routine and help create a smooth and stress-free school year. Camou” age healthy snacks. While you may want to pack At this time there are so many excited, nervous and dreadful teens and adults in the area. Why is this, you ask? It is because the new school year is beginning at Mandarin High! The students are ready to go back to be with their friends, but theyre not ready for all the school work theyre about to endure. Parents are ready to have the house all to themselves for a few hours, but arent looking forward to the tra c theyre going to have to deal with and lastly the teachers arent necessarily ready to go back to work, but are still excited for yet another new school year. As a student and a freshman at MHS, I know that preparing for school isnt exactly easy to do. We have to do summer reading, get all of our supplies, new clothes and await our schedules. The older students are excited to reunite with their friends and the freshmen and new students are anxious, but a little nervous, to see what Mandarin life is like. Its both an exciting and frustrating time.. There are many changes planned for the new school year. There are around 900 new students, including freshmen, expected to attend Mandarin High School and about 22 new teachers. As for new events, Mandarin will hold its “ rst annual homecoming parade! It is said to start at Palmetto Park and is going to end back at the high school. There are so many MHS HappeningsIts back to school for MHS!By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentnew courses that are going to be o ered this school year also, such as World Cultural Geography, AP Art, AICE and AP Music and AICE Global Perspectives. I also talked to two of the assistant principals to see what the faculty has to do in order to prepare for a new school year. Mr. Hulshult, the assistant principal for curriculum, said he feels the hardest things to prepare for are building the master schedule, which begins in May, making student schedules, which consumes their entire summer and having to meet the class size amendment to accommodate 100 students. Another person who o ered helpful insight was Mr. Kane, the new assistant principal for the St. Augustine house. He is so excited to be at Mandarin because he said, not only is it the best high school in Duval, but it is his “ rst time being an assistant principal. He is most looking forward to bringing high school students to their graduation. The thing that has been hardest for him to prepare for is the unknown and trying to prepare for the things he doesnt know about yet. So, there you have it students, we arent the only ones who have summer work to do. As you can see, preparing for a new school is de“ nitely not easy, but we are all very excited to get back. It is going to be a great school year! Go Mustangs! We Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Name: Chris Breed: Domestic Shorthair/Mix Age: 3 months Sex: Female Size: Small Relationship: Single and looking for the right family. Name: Brody Sex: Male Weight: 40.6 lbs. Birthday: November 22, 2011 Relationship: Single & looking. Likes: Playtime Dislikes: N/A Education: Excited about continuing my education. Fuel for schooleveryone a healthy snack, the kids arent always excited to “ nd an apple in their lunchbox. Try a wholesome snack they wont want to trade. Dole Real Fruit Bites are made from real dried fruit, coated with yogurt and sprinkled with toasted whole grain oats. A single-serving pouch has 80 to 90 calories, no trans fat and are a good source of vitamin C. You can also “ nd sneaky snack recipes online for treats baked up with healthy ingredients, like snack bars made with nuts and seeds, or brownies with pureed veggies in the mix. The kids will never know its good for them. Leverage last nights leftovers. Dont stick to the same old sandwich, juice box and snack regimen. Try adding instant rice to leftover chicken, Fuel for school cont. on pg. 17

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Back to School Guide Inspiring the next generation of engineers! Fall Classes Available for Ages 4-14 (Hands-on and full of learning opportunities) 904-254-1281 NFlorida@EngineeringForKids.net Register online at:www.EngineeringForKids.net/NorthFlorida Engineering For Kids North Florida ~ provides a PK3 Program and Free VPK ~ ~Grades K 8 Accreditation by FAANS and NCPSA~ ~DIBELS Literacy Program~ ~Certied teachers and small class sizes~ ONE MONTH FREE TUITION WITH REGISTRATION PRESCHOOL and Jacksonville Adventist Academy#C04DU0923 Mark SpivaksInstitute & Dance ExtensionJulington Creek230-7778106 Julington PlazaCorner Race Track Road & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 3740 San Jose PlaceOne block N. of Crown PointFruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13One mile South Julington Creek Bridge Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! $10.00OFFNew Students Only bring in this ad Fall Schedule Just Began! Register Today!Visit our Website for Schedules & Forms www.markspivak.com As summer break draws to a close, parents need to spend some time thinking about back-to-school safety issues. € Traveling to and from school. There is no rightŽ age for kids to start walking or biking to school alone or with a friend. Each family needs to consider the maturity of their child, how many busy streets have to be crossed and if these streets have lights or crossing guards. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/9e3s2vz for bicycle safety materials including, Ten Smart Routes to Bicycle SafetyŽ and McGru says Be Bicycle Safe!Ž € Being home alone. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone after school. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house.Ž Its a good rule, but should be reworded. StrangerŽ is not a good word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scaryŽ when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. Some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the internet and The Sheri ReportsBack-to-School safety tips for familiesBy Contributing Writer John Rutherford, Duval County Sheriffnot at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is left home alone: € Keep all doors closed and locked: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the real rule needs to be: Keep the doors closed and locked at all times.Ž Instead of “ lling your childs head with dontsŽ; simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door. € Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call and let a parent or guardian know that he/she has arrived home safely. Set a consistent time for the child to call you (or email/text, if allowed) each day. Give him/her 10 minutes (plus or minus to allow for a slow bus) or any other event that might occur and disrupt the schedule. You can start to worry if he/she doesnt meet this deadline. Find a trusted neighbor who is usually home around this time. If the parent cant be reached, make sure the child knows to call this person to check in. Grandparents can provide an excellent assistŽ to parents and might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home from school. € Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as “ re from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur, including household emergencies. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. € Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on homework, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before school begins. There can be structure to a childs afternoon, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Please read Cybersafety for Kids Online: A Parents GuideŽ available at http://tinyurl. com/9e3s2vz. Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes! And it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child, 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function, 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m. 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence 5. Running an emergency errand. For more information about the curfew law please visit http://tinyurl.com/9gplljq. Truancy: In addition to the curfew law, the city of Jacksonville abides by Florida State Statute 232.19 regarding truancy and the penalties regarding the mandate for school attendance by children, ages six to 16 years of age. Parents and children are subject to penalties for truancy under this law. For more information about truancy please visit http://tinyurl.com/9gplljq. More safety tips can be found under the Community Education Brochures and VideosŽ section on www.jaxsheri .org. Did you know?€ Duval Schools bus eet includes 733 buses for the 2012-13 school year which will accommodate approximately 44,000 students or 35% of the districts student body. € The bus eet traveled nearly 8.1 million miles in 2011-12. € The buses drove 43,150 miles daily … the equivalent of one vehicle driving to and back from Los Angeles nine times each day. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com (904)292-2210 MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.€Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223(BetweenSonnysBBQ&Solantic) LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistry€Periodontics€Prosthodontics Back to School Guide Peas in a Pod Learning Center FREE VPK ~ 6 weeks to 5 years old 6:30a-6:30p www.peasinapodjax.com Lic# C04DU0816 Additional Programs ner of I-295 and Fall is just around the corner!Register Now for the Best class, day and time. Classes begin on August 6th Our #1 Priority: Your Children! Classes are exciting and motivating! FREE TRIAL CLASS CALL TODAY!260 4866 Star ightGYMNASTICS In response to the growing need for arts programs in our community, Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Conservatory Richard Dickson and Nashville vocal coach Lorna Greenwood have decided to join forces to develop an exciting program called The Song CafeŽ designed to o er First Coast kids of all ages the opportunity to participate in ongoing musical variety shows. Musical production and planning are under way and performances are being scheduled for 2013. Auditions for singers, actors and dancers will be held at the Northeast Conservatory, located at 11363 San Jose Boulevard in Building 200. Audition dates and times are September 6 and 7 at 7:00 p.m. and September 8 1:00 p.m. Please be sure to bring an accompaniment compact disk, mp3 or sheet music in for your audition song along with a head shot and bio/resume. Richard Dickson holds music education degrees from Stetson University and the University of Florida. He was band director for Jacksonvilles Wolfson and Paxon High Schools, director of the Gainesville Community Chorus and Orchestra and Gainesville Community Band, executive director for the Amelia Arts Academy, Amelia Island Chorale President Patricia McQuaig of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Charles E. Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.Ž High school students in this area have the opportunity to compete in the annual audio essay competition and win thousands of dollars in Up with Music for the First Coast Richard Dickson Lorna GreenwoodVoice of Democracy scholarship competition announcedscholarships, a trip to Washington, D. C., as well as dozens of other awards. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2012. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. The state winner will enjoy a trip to Washington D.C. along with the winners from every state, the District of Columbia, the Paci“ c Areas, Latin America/Caribbean and Europe. During the nearly 60 years that the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary have been involved with Voice of Democracy, more than seven million high school student have participated. Students compete by writing and the recording a three-to-“ ve minute audio/ essay expressing their views of this years patriotic theme Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?Ž All state winners receive at least a $1,000 national scholarship but any one of them could win the $30,000 “ rst place award. A total of $148,000 in national scholarships is awarded to national “ nalists in addition to the scholarships and awards given at the preliminary levels of competition. Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Chairman Patricia McQuaig at Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 for more information see www. vfw.org.and the New Horizons Band. He also has served as church musician for Jacksonvilles St. Marks Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran, Gainesvilles Trinity United Methodist and Grace Presbyterian and the Amelia Island (Plantation) Chapel. He has taught music at FJC, Jacksonville University and the University of Florida and is a former member of the Jacksonville Symphony (French horn). Dickson worked with international artists and educators and provided seminars in colleges and universities across the United States in regard to music positions and how to acquire them. Also during the years in Gainesville, the Richard Dickson Dinner Theatre, where he was artistic and musical director, was established which produced successful Broadway musicals at the Brown Derby Restaurant, the University of Florida, the Florida Theatre, Oak Hall School, Grace Presbyterian and Trinity United Methodist Churches. Singer, songwriter and musician are titles Lorna Greenwood has earned during her life-long show business career. The former fashion model also designs and sews many of her own costumes, has co-written a three-act musical and co-produced her own music video … This Old Kitchen TableŽ … which received much exposure on Country Music Television, The Nashville Network and World Cable Network. During her 20 year stint in Nashville she worked in television, radio, as a studio musician and became a key part of The New Vic Willis Trio, performing weekends on WSMs historic Grand Ole OpryŽ show. In 1989 Greenwood began touring with international RCA/ BMG recording artist Roger Whittaker, as a featured violinist and vocalist. Greenwood moved to Jacksonville in 2000 where she has maintained a full schedule performing and teaching music. She is known as The Nashville Vocal CoachŽ o ering vocal and stage performance coaching, violin/“ ddle instruction, music career counseling, artist development services and enjoys sharing her 40 years of professional music industry experience with aspiring new talents. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Back to School Guide Classes are Now in Session12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com Register Today! Ages 2 … Adult R e g i s t e r T o d a y Back To (MUSIC) School! $25 Registration Fee waived with ad! Philanthropic Music OutreachWe are a 501 (C)(3)non-prot corporation that provides musical experiences to students whose schools do not oer music, or where students dont have the nancial ability to attend private lessons. Song CafeIn addition, we announce our new program Song CafeŽ, which is designed to oer kids of all ages to participate in ongoing musical variety shows. Performances are scheduled for 2013. Auditions: Thurs/September 6th & Friday/September 7th @ 7 PM and September 8th @ 1 PM. NORTHEAST FLORIDAConservatoryINC. Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Its a brand new school year and you and your teen are beginning to think about college„ or perhaps the search is already underway. When should your teen take the SAT and ACT? When are college applications due? Where do you begin? Here is a month by month checklist for the remainder of the year to help your college-bound child stay on track. September/October Sophomores and juniors: Talk to their guidance counselors about taking the PSAT/ NMSQT (online registration is not available). Test date is Wednesday, October 17 or October 20. Juniors and seniors: Ask their guidance counselors about upcoming college fairs at their school or in the area. Check the National Association of College Admission Counseling website (www.nacacnet.org). Seniors: Should request letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, employers or other mentors in order to give them plenty of time to return letters well before application and scholarship deadlines. Seniors: Should begin work-Month by month checklist for college admissionStaying on trackContributed by Janet Gonzalez, Huntington Learning Centering on application essays. Seniors: If applying to early decision or early action programs (with deadlines in October or November), should have all test scores ready to begin the application process in September. Seniors: Wanting to improve their ACT or SAT scores, should register to retake the exams. November/December Seniors: Should pay close attention to application deadlines, as many colleges have freshmen application deadlines as early as January 1. Juniors: Should consider visiting one or more colleges over fall or holiday break. If traveling to the college when classes are not in session, contact the college ahead of time to be sure sta with whom youd like to speak will be available during your visit. Test dates and registration deadlines for 2012 … 2013 are: Registration deadlines for the SAT are: September 7 for the October 6 test. October 4 for the November 3 test. November 1 for the December 1 test. December 28 for the January 26, 2013 test. February 8 for the March 9 test. April 5 for the May 4 test. May 2 for the June 1 test. Registration deadlines for the ACT are: September 21 for the October 27 test. November 2 for the December 9 test. January 11 for the February 9 test. March 8 for the April 13 test. May 3 for the June 8 test. Check online for latest updates as dates are subject to change. Score reports are usually mailed out three to eight weeks after each test date.For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol.com.transforming leftover steak into a hearty chili or boiling some pasta to add to leftover hamburger meat. These simple tricks to repurposing yesterdays meal will save the family time and money this school year. Share a smile. Lunch doesnt have to be elaborate every day. But there are plenty of fun, creative ways to make a simple lunch exciting, especially for the kids. For instance, cut sandwiches into di erent shapes with cookie cutters (you can “ nd animal shapes and even puzzle-shaped cookie cutters online). Make the kids smile with a simple note or googly eyes on their sandwich wrapper. Try putting contact paper inside the lid for games or dry-erase notes that the kids can leave for you, too. Keep it cool. There are plenty of ways to preserve your lunch so its still tasty in the afternoon. Think outside the thermos and try freezing a yogurt cup or a juice box to keep lunches cold throughout the day. Snack attack. With an onthe-go lifestyle, its important to keep snacks on hand should hunger strike. In fact, according to the Dole survey, 77 percent of women say they cant get through a normal day without a snack. After you pack up the familys lunches in the morning, be sure to grab some healthy snacks for your desk drawer or your purse so you can have a quick bite when necessary. The kids always need a pick-me-up after their school sports and activities, so make sure to have some fun snacks in the car. For more snacking tips and ideas, visit www.dole.com. Fuel for school cont. from pg. 14

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The St. Johns River seems to be recovering nicely from the heavy rains we received earlier this summer. At one time what looked like a washout for this summers “ shing and shrimping may have ended up being the correction the river needed after several years of below normal rainfall. Our “ shing and shrimping forecast is starting to look like what we would expect most years with normal amounts of rain. Usually by late July or early August indicators are in place giving us an idea of what to expect the rest of the summer. What we need to be looking for “ rst is how the weather has been a ecting the salinity of the river. If the salinity is right, the shrimp should begin to show. Smaller shrimp are common early, gradually getting larger as the season progresses. With the arrival of the shrimp we can expect the croaker bite to catch “ re all over the river. Yellowmouth trout (weak“ sh) will be in the deeper holes, with reds under docks and sea trout at the ends of docks. Currently smaller shrimp have begun to show in their usual locations indicating favorable conditions for this summers migration of shrimp. The croakers have been biting strong from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs. Yellowmouth trout are abundant, reds are under docks and sea trout are at the end of docks. Our indicators are indicating and by all indications we can expect the rest of this summers shrimping and “ shing to be outstanding again.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaFishing Report: Look for all “ shing to get better as shrimp make their way downstream. Shrimping will continue to improve. Shrimp from docks or shallow water at night with a bright light and shrimp meal. Old Shands Bridge (Orangedale and Green Cove) and County Dock (Mandarin) are open to the public for shrimping. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer, experienced. For established Water Treatment Company. Bene ts 262-0197 or Fax: 260-6292. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Front Desk Receptionist for Southside chiropractor. Full/Part time. We are looking for the right person to start as soon as possible. Please fax your resume to 904-268-9700 Experienced mechanic in AC and auto electric. Good pay for the right person. Please contact by email Jon at jlbvik44@aol.com Angelo's Barbershop We are a men's focused barberhop where every haircut gets a hot towel neck shave. We offer hot towel face and head shaves. Must have expert straight razor skills! 11531 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ask for Dominic: 904-374-4948 Dental Assistant Wanted! An energetic, motivated dental assistant to help our practice grow while delivering a high level of customer service! This is a part time position. Are you up for the challenge? About us: We deliver a high standard of care We are current on the newest, best technology out there for dentistry We like to give our patients an amazing experience every time they are in our of ce We value continuing education We treat our fellow team members with respect We are not just the "typical" dental practice We maintain a good reputation in the community About You: You have at least one year experience in the dental eld You are professional, with a good attitude You are quick on your feet, and a good problem solver You believe that patients should have an amazing experience every time You are a quick learner who enjoys new challenges You are a team player who gets along with co-workers You do not create or participate in drama You believe in building and contributing to a great reputation in the community You never stop smiling! Job Requirements: At least 1 year experience in the dental eld Assist with back of ce procedures Sterilize rooms and set up for procedures Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3pm to 7pm, and Friday 7:30am to 3pm. 1 Saturday a month. Total 19.5 weekly hours +5.5 on the week with Saturday that you work. If you've read everything above and you think that you would be a great positive addition to our team, send us an email with the subject line, "I'm the one you're looking for for the dental assistant position!" and we'll be in touch shortly for our rst interview. adriakrantz@ gmail.com Front Desk Position for a Dental Practice Wanted! An energetic, motivated front desk person to help our practice grow while delivering a high level of customer service! This is a full time position. Are you up for the challenge? About us: We deliver a high standard of care We are current on the newest, best technology out there for dentistry We like to give our patients an amazing experience every time they are in our of ce We value continuing education We treat our fellow team members with respect We are not just the "typical" dental practice We maintain a good reputation in the community About You: You have experience in customer service You have at least one year experience in the dental eld You are professional, with a good attitude You are quick on your feet, and a good problem solver You believe that patients should have an amazing experience every time You are a quick learner who enjoys new challenges You are a team player who gets along with co-workers You do not create or participate in drama You believe in building and contributing to a great reputation in the community You never stop smiling! Job Requirements: Experience with customer service At least 1 year experience in the dental eld Answer phones Reactivate inactive patients Keep schedule lled Submit insurance Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3pm to 7pm, and Friday 7:30am to 3pm. 1 Saturday a month. Total 19.5 weekly hours +5.5 on the week with Saturday that you work. If you've read everything above and you think that you would be a great positive addition to our team, send us an email with the subject line, "I'm the one you're looking for for the dental assistant position!" and we'll be in touch shortly for our rst interview. adriakrantz@gmail.com TIME ON YOUR HANDS? WANT TO HELP? If you are interested in assisting as a VOLUNTEER with the NF Conservatory (music school), please call 374 8639. Interest in --and appreciation of music and arts very important! 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. 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Smokeys Produce has some of the best local produce found around the city, as is sworn to by a 92-year-old regular customer who only eats what he gets each weekend from Smokey. To many old-timersŽ the best known farmers market is the Beaver Street Farmers Market or o cially known as the Jacksonville Farmers Market. It is located at 1810 West Beaver Street. They are just one mile o Interstate 95 west of downtown Jacksonville. They are open every day of the week, 365 days a year. The gates open at 4:00 a.m. for those individuals, restaurants and other businesses that want to purchase wholesale. Retail business operations usually begin around 7:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. Vendors include farmers from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia who come into the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They set up on the east side of the market on what is called Farmers Row.Ž Plans are to expand the lineup of local farmers in the near future to o er shoppers more selection in the locally grownŽ category. There is a seafood vendor and organic vendor (currently only operates on the weekend). You can just about get anything you want any time of the year except those products that are tied to seasonal changes. Those would include such things as strawberries, citrus, apples, melons, peaches to name a few. Andys Farmers Market Grill operates at the market serving up delicious breakfast and lunch throughout the week. After Labor Day, Andy will be serving pit cooked BBQ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Andys o ers an opportunity for folks to relax at the market and is open on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. General Manager Greg Tyson says, Shop the Jacksonville Farmers Market and save up to 50 to 80 percent on your produce bill.Ž These savings have been veri“ ed in recent months by several local television news stories comparing farmers market prices to those of the chain stores. New on the scene as of August 25 is the St. Johns River Farmers Market at Alpine Groves Park, just south from Mandarin at 2060 State Road 13 in Switzerland. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each Saturday. You will “ nd there vendors such as KYV Farm, Fresh Start Hydroponics Farm, Natural Springs Dairy Products, Cartwheel Ranch Meats, Sallas Specialty Casseroles, Hives and More, Marias Bakery and Susan Dystra Nursery, along with many crafters, artists and ready-to-eat food vendors. So when you make out that shopping list for the week be sure to include a visit to one of our local farmers markets. You will be rewarded with not only the freshest produce but also a great time. And when was the last time that you considered shopping for the groceries as a good time?Farmers Markets cont. from pg. 1Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Monday, September 3

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 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 Faith News Your story continues here... Independent Living Personalized Assisted Living Alzheimers and Dementia Care 10660 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32257(888) 409-6894www.horizonbay.comAssisted Living Facility Number: 5572 Weve served our country, raised our family and worked hard to be where we are … and were not about to slow down now. Thats why weve chosen to live in a community where we can enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to fun activities, were more active and engaged than ever. We think youd love it here, too, so call or visit today. Weve earned this lifestyle... How about you? H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES As we all get back into routine schedules this fall, our area churches gear up their activities to begin their regular worship and study times. We spoke to several religious leaders in our community and will share their programs with you. The Christian Family Chapel, located at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, has three regular Sunday morning services at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Childrens Bible Study classes and a nursery are available for all three of these services. Special services for junior and senior high students are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. They also have a variety of classes available for members of the community on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with child care available. On Thursday evenings a Divorce Care group meets at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the church at 262-3000. Mandarin United Methodist Church located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, home of the ever popular Fall Pumpkin Patch, has a full schedule beginning in September. Sunday traditional worship services are An open invitation is extended to all women to attend Community Bible Study held at Christ Church Mandarin. The study begins on September 13 and will wrap-up on May 9. The group meets every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and the study this year will be the book of James followed by Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. The year will end with the study of Ephesians. Child care is provided and pre-school curriculum as well as homeschool and teens are o ered. For additional information, please contact donnicemoore@yahoo.com. Mandarin United Methodist Church will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The half-day workshop consists of three sessions designed both to enhance participants caregiving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring ministry. The cost of this workshop is $15 per person or $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation. For more information or to register for this half-day Stephen Ministry Workshop, call Stephen Ministries at (314) 428-2600 or register online at www.stephenministry.org/workshop. Mandarin United Methodist Church is located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour invites the Mandarin community and beyond to its fall Worship on the RiverbankŽ services. Holy Eucharist is celebrated on the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River with special musical o erings in traditional, contemporary and The Jacksonville Jewish Center is gearing up for the annual High Holy Day Food Drive. Our annual Donate the WeightŽ program, together with Operation IsaiahŽ will kick o on September 14 and run through praise settings. The services are open to all and all are invited and welcome to receive Holy Communion. Services will be held on September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7 and October 14 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Church of our Saviour is located at 12236 Mandarin Road. Trivia is back and this time your knowledge of the Jewish High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret) as well as some pop culture will be tested. Prizes are available for the winners. Join newcomers and friends for Jewish Java on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. This co ee and schmoozing program is the perfect place to meet friends and “ nd out the latest happenings in the community. Free co ee and tea are provided for everyone. Be sure to reserve the “ rst Wednesday of every month for Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, September 5: Whats Right with You; Wednesday, September 12: Presidents Faith; Wednesday, September 17: Passing Judgment; Wednesday, September 24: Living after a Suicide; and Wednesday, October 3: Spiritual, Not Religious. Admission is free. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731.Whats going on in our area houses of worship?By Donna Keathleyscheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., a blended worship service is held at 9:45 a.m. in the sanctuary and a contemporary worship service is held at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Sunday School for children and youth is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. The church has many youth activities going on throughout Sunday afternoons and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Some special studies for adults this fall include Dave Ramseys new nine-week Financial Peace University, Andy Stanleys Marriage Course for Couples and Beth Moores study entitled Jesus The One and Only.Ž For more information call Mandarin United Methodist at 268-5549. T he Jacksonville Jewish Center … Conservative Synagogue is rolling out a full schedule this fall. Regular Saturday Shabbat services are 9:00 a.m. with daily morning services at 7:10 a.m. and evenings at 6:30 p.m. Special Adult Education opportunities this fall include a Nosh and Dash class at noon on Thursdays, a monthly Meditation class before Saturday services and a twice a week yoga class has been booked. For more information phone the Jacksonville Jewish Center at 292-1000. Mandarin Presbyterian Church on Mandarin Road has two worship services; the traditional service is at 9:00 a.m. and the contemporary service is at 10:30 a.m. Childrens Sunday School classes are at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and adult Sunday School classes also meet at these times. There are many activities for all ages throughout the week; call the church o ce for more information at 880-9944. Jacksonville Jewish Center hosts High Holy Day food drive October 8, 2012. The goal of this years food drive is to collect two tons of food that will be donated to the food pantries of Jewish Family and Community Services and Second Harvest of Northeast Florida. On Rosh Hashanah, congregants will receive bags which they are to “ ll with packaged, non-perishable food and return to the synagogue during the High Holy Days. Operation IsaiahŽ is an all-year program providing food and toiletries to the needy families in Jacksonville. A special e ort is made during the High Holy Days through the Donate the Weight program. Participating in the drive are the children of our Galinsky Academy comprised of the DuBow Preschool, the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Makom Hebrew High and the Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School. The amount of needy families in Jacksonville has increased since last year and the demand for food is higher. The co-chairs for this years food drive are Mimi and Marty Kaufman. We are asking everyone in Jacksonville to please join us in this drive. Contributions can be dropped o in the front lobby or the school lobbies weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For additional information please call 292-1000. The Jacksonville Jewish Center is located 3662 Crown Point Road in Mandarin.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Atlantic Coast High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-23-12 @ Providence 7:00 pm 8-31-12 Mandarin 7:00 pm 9-7-12 Paxon 7:00 pm 9-14-12 @ Fletcher 7:30 pm 9-21-12 @ Stanton 7:00 pm 9-28-12 Englewood 7:00 pm 10-5-12 @ Bartram Trail TBD 10-19-12 Lee 7:00 pm 10-25-12 Wolfson 7:00 pm 11-2-12 @ St. Augustine 7:00 pm 11-8-12 Raines TBD Conference Game = Mandarin High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-31-12 @ Atlantic Coast 7:00pm 9-7-12 Creekside 7:00pm 9-14-12 Raines TBA 9-21-12 @ Flagler Palm Coast TBA 9-28-12 White 7:00pm 10-5-12 @ Sandalwood* 7:00pm 10-19-12 Spruce Creek 7:00pm 10-26-12 @ DeLand TBA 11-2-12 @ Fletcher 7:00pm 11-9-12 First Coast TBA Conference Game = Your 2012 High School Football Schedule brought to you courtesy of Jim Register Your State Farm Agent!Wolfson High School 2012 Varsity Schedule Location/ Opponent Time 8-31-12 @ Ribault 7:00 PM 9-7-12 Sandalwood 7:00 PM 9-14-12 White 7:00 PM 9-21-12 St. Augustine 7:00 PM 10-5-12 @ Englewood 7:00 PM 10-12-12 Lee 7:00 PM 10-19-12 Stanton* 7:00 PM 10-25-12 @ Atlantic Coast* 7:00 PM 11-2-12 @ Bartram Trail* 7:00 PM 11-9-12 @ Fletcher 7:00 PM Conference Game = Jim Register Jr, Agent12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jim.reigster.com Fax 904-262-799924 Hour Good Neighbor ServiceProviding Insurance and Financial Services Home Oce, Bloomington, Illinois 61710 Located just north of Baymeadows Road (904) 367-8700 Go Jags! 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I-95 to Exit 335 *X-Rays (If Medically Necessary) Report of findings with doctors first treatment Value $250 Expires 9/30/12 Oswald Chiropractic With the start of a new school year rolling around, Mandarin High School is preparing for another successful sports season under the new athletic director, Marc Lassiat. Lassiat is taking over for former AD Tammie Talley who has been promoted to a county position and he is excited and ready to take the reins of the excellent athletic program Talley left behind. The athletic program begins with several sports such as volleyball, cross country and swimming itching to start a successful season. Most notably for fall sports, the football team has been preparing with much intensity over the summer in order to be ready for the upcoming games. The Mustangs have been diligently September 1 is the “ rst Saturday that will be full of college football games. Will Muschamp begins his second season as the head coach at the University of Florida. His Gators are looking to improve on last years (7-6) record. They will host Bowling Green at 3:30 p.m. for a game that will be televised MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentworking out in the weight room as well as focusing on agility and conditioning in order to improve their speed on the “ eld. Head Coach Robert Dean is optimistic about the season and commented, This will be the biggest and strongest and most experienced team Mandarin has “ elded since 2008 when we were 7-3 and tied for a share of the district championship.Ž The Mustangs have only graduated 15 seniors from last year which leaves 16 starters to lead for the Mustangs. Former quarterback Brandon Luke, who was one of the graduated seniors, leaves his position to be contested between three juniors. Chase Little, Demetri Tzamarius and a new transfer Brian Burnett will all compete for quarterback each with a different set of skills to o er. They will be supported by several experienced o ensive players this year including wide receiver Kamrin Solomon, wide receiver Evan Taylor and running back Khalif Williams. These experienced players are ready to lead the Mustangs to an improved season over last year and are willing to put in the e ort that it takes to succeed. These boys have not only been building muscle over the summer break, but they have also been building the bond between teammates that is also extremely important for a successful team. As stated by Dean, The team chemistry is great with a solid foundation.Ž It is this bond and supportive Mustang family that have nurtured Kingsley Opara and Kamrin Solomon, the “ rst Football Bowl Subdivision pledges from the Mustangs since 2008. Opara verbally committed to Maryland while Solomon committed to Florida Atlantic University. Both add experience to the Mustangs, especially Opara, who leads the defensive line along with Richard Bertrand and Romello Raagas. Defense is equally important in football and it said that a strong defense wins championships. Although the Mustangs are keeping the district tournament in their sights, they expect an exciting season and have nowhere else to go but up. The Mustangs will open away at Atlantic Coast on August 31 at 7:00 p.m. and then take on Creekside at home on September 7 at 7:00 p.m.Local Sports SceneCollege football season gets underwayBy Chad Cushnirlive on ESPN. The Gators travel to College Station, Texas to face SEC newcomer Texas A&M on Saturday, September 8. This game will also begin at 3:30 p.m. and it will be televised on ESPN. On Saturday, September 15, Florida visits Tennessee for a 6:00 kicko on ESPN. After that game against the Vols, UF will have a home game against Kentucky on September 22 followed by a bye week on September 29. Florida State plays its “ rst four games of the season at home, beginning with Murray State on September 1 and Savannah State on September 8. Both of those games will begin at 6:00 p.m. Wake Forest travels to Tallahassee on September 15 for a noon kicko The next Saturday, September 22, FSU will host the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers. The Seminoles “ nish out the month of September with a road game against the University of South Florida on September 29. The JU football team begins its season on September 1 at Georgia Southern. The next week, the Dolphins travel to Charleston Southern. Saturday, September 15 will be the “ rst home game as JU will host Webber International. That game will be followed by a road trip to Dayton on September 22 and a home game vs. Marist on September 29. In other news, former tennis star MaliVai Washington will host his annual tennis and golf gala on September 10 and 11. This event raises money for his foundation which promotes academic achievement and positive life skills for Jacksonville children through tennis. For more information, visit MalWashington.com. Jaguars running backs Greg Jones and Maurice Jones-Drew are teaming up for a charity event on Monday, September 24 at Latitude 30. Those who purchase tickets to this event will have the chance to compete against Jones-Drew, Jones and several of their Jaguars teammates in bowling and arcade games. Proceeds from this event will bene“ t Nemours Childrens Clinic and other local charities. For more information, visit http://leadblockfoundation.com. Happy Autumn!from your friends at Mandarin NewsLine

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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 Thousands of northeast Florida girls and boys have danced through the halls of Mark Spivaks Dance Institute and Dance Extension. Many danced as Sugar Plums as years of Nutcracker ballets have been performed in Jacksonville with Mark Spivaks artistic hand involved. How did our area garner such talent as Mark and Alisa Spivak? I had the grand dameŽ assignment this month of getting to sit down with the Spivaks as we relived those years when their long-awaited arrival to the First Coast became a reality. Mark Spivak graduated from the Institute of Culture and Arts in Kiev, Ukraine as a teacher, choreographer and business administrator. Beginning a dancing career at age 12, he had performed throughout the Soviet Union and abroad with the Ukrainian Concert Organization, the Russ Concert Organization and was the principal dancer of the Red Army Ensemble. Alisa Spivak had achieved a degree in gymnastic coaching and physical therapy from the Academy of Physical Culture. Mark and Alisa Spivak married in 1976. Upon Alisa Spivaks insistence, they made application in 1978 to leave the Soviet Union, as her lifetime dream was to live in the United States of America. After giving birth to their “ rst child, Stacie, she wanted to see this dream come to fruition. Their waiting period of When the Spivaks came to America!By Donna Keathleyover a year was a tough one with much persistence from the government to change their mind. But ultimately they were released to make application to ” y to America. So here they came, but to Jacksonville, Florida? Yes,Ž says Mark Spivak. I had a cousin who lived in Jacksonville so here we came; we ” ew directly to Jacksonville!Ž Mark Spivak continued, My cousin helped us get an apartment in Jacksonville and he had met one of the greatest dancer teachers at that time, Dulce Anaya. He introduced me to Dulce who was born in Cuba and was an immigrant to this country also, so she gave me a few classes to teach and I was o and running! I needed some money to pay rent and buy a car.Ž Alisa Spivak also hit the ground running; she went to work as a physical therapist for a local physician. So their life in America began, but it was not so easy as neither spoke any English! Mark Spivak remembers that there was no time for speech classes and such. He relied on the International Dance language of French for his communications at work; what he could not say in French he would demonstrate by physically dancing it out. In just a matter of three months the Spivaks opened their own dance school located in the Hendricks Avenue area; that was 22 years ago. They now have two locations in the Julington Creek area and one in Mandarin. They run nine dance ” oors all at the same time totaling 146 dance classes per week. They also give the community more opportunities to be physically “ t by leasing out their space for other activities like Jazzercise, Zumba, cheerleading, etc. Alisa Spivak recalls the day that they received their United States citizenship in downtown Jacksonville. It was a really exciting day, it was really big! But I also remember how fast I wanted to get home as I was on the verge of delivering my second child, Andrew,Ž she said as she chuckled. Mark and Alisa Spivak made their last move nine years ago when they moved from Mandarin into Julington Creek Plantation. Jacksonville has been very good to me and Alisa, its the classic American Dream. America helps anyone who helps themselves!Ž Mark Spivak proudly states. The Spivaks arrive in Jacksonville Myriad beautiful butter ies make their home on the grounds of the Mandarin Garden Club. The spectacular butter y garden was rst started in 1992 by garden club member and Master Gardener Mary Howe. Twenty years later, Howe still gets her hands dirty leading the charge for this ever expanding habitat. Howe is quick to acknowledge the tremendous amount of design and gardening help contributed by club member Mary Clark and many devoted Duval County Master Gardener volunteers. 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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