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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 7 Your Voice, Your Vote Page 9 Pink Ribbon symposium Page 12 Knights of Columbus Page 13 KSC behind the scenesPage 15 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 16 Encore! Page 18 Go Purple! Page 19 Fashion Update Page 20 MHS Happenings Page 21 Faith News Page 23 Job Finder Page 24 MHS Sports Local Sports Scene Page 25 Gardening Page 26 Jaguars Honor Rows Page 27 Woody and Stetson 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 8, Issue 1 October 2012Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Call Today (904)718-4608 (904)887-9395www.MonkeyBarStorage.com Hows Your Garage? We also oer Garage Cabinets, Ceiling Racks and Kayak and Surf Board Racks FREE Estimate & FREE Installation % FINANCING* The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce recently released a graphic detailing the locations of car crashes and fatalities on the Southside and the Mandarin area. It shows locations of a particularly disturbing problem of pedestrians being hit and killed. Believe it or not, many times the pedestrian is at fault. And this year this statistic is markedly up over other years. Assistant Chief Bobby Deal, At the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, students not only get an exceptional 21st century academic education, they are also receiving an award-winningŽ Values Education which is imparted through experience.Every Friday, during the Jewish Studies block, middle school students leave campus to put into action what they are learning in class. For example, the students learn the importance of feeding the hungry by preparing lunch bags to be delivered to the families of MaliVai Washington Foundation, volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank and collecting money and shopping for Thanksgiving meals each year so less fortunate families can enjoy Thanksgiving. The students also volunteer their time at Mt. Herman Exceptional Learning Center, Beauclerc Elementary and Dignity You Wear to name just a few.This Mitzvah Program was designed to help students learn the importance of Acts Local students learn real world compassionBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schoolof Kindness, whether its visiting the sick, visiting the elderly or just helping out to make life easier for another human being. Students re” ect on their experience each week on their personal blogs that are set up through the school. Through “ rst hand experience, MJGDS students are instilled with leadership and motivational skills that they take on to high school and beyond.Safety tips to help reduce upswing of traf c accidents in MandarinBy Karl Kennell Mandarin NewsLine’sElection 2012Section coming in our N ovember 2012 issue!To Advertise: RT@RTPublishinginc.com as the zone commander for the Southside including Mandarin, has become particularly vigilant about this disturbing issue. He has asked that we share with the residents of Mandarin particularly the need to become aware and alert and to become more cautious as we travel our local streets. Since January 1, 2012 there have been 25 tra c fatalities for Zone 3, which includes the Mandarin area. Eight were drug or alcohol related. Most of the fatalities were caused by careless driving which encompasses many violations such as texting while driving and following too closely. Another issue that is rising in Jacksonville citywide is the number of vehicle/pedestrian crashes. In 2011 there were 11 tra c fatalities involving pedestrians and as of September 14, 2012 there have been 23. Of the 23 crashes, three occurred in Zone 3 which represents 12 percent of the total. The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is proactively addressing the fatalities and tra c crashes through prevention, intervention and enforcement. These methods include the following, but are not limited to: Utilizing the Smart Trailer in high frequency crash areas which displays your speed; O cers conducting weekly tra c spot checks and educating the drivers, public service announcements, conducting tra c safety check points, educating teen drivers, utilizing warning citaWhen a group of teens gather in a garage to become a band, their journey usually doesnt lead them out to the road. However, two years ago when one such group decided to name themselves after just what it takes to strike out and begin the journey to become a hit, appropriately they named their group State of Mind.Ž The band originally was comprised of just drummer Jacob White, lead guitarist William Bishop, a bass player and a female vocalist. Initially they were performing cover songs of classic rock, country, pop and blues. They made a few changes and a couple of additions to the band and have moved to the It's just a "State of Mind" for teen bandBy Karl Kennellnext level„out of the garage into being recognized as the next up and coming pop/rock band. Their talent has in just two years catapulted them into the limelight by completing the recording of their “ rst full length album of originals. Over that same two years, these teens have performed and wowed the crowds at a lot of venues. In addition to performing at festivals and fairs all over Florida, they have had multiple appearances at the Suwannee River Jam in Live Oak, Florida and a weekend of shows at Six Flags Over Georgia. Original band member White is a sophomore at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park. He has played the drums since he was “ ve years old. His favorite drummer of all time is John Bohman of Led Zeppelin. White also plays bass guitar, banjo and electric guitar. Ever at home behind the drums, his favorites State of Mind cont. on pg. 14 Safety tips cont. on pg. 20

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay lg@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, 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 re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy The River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on October 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn Mandarin. Joe Abb Overby, a local author, will be the guest speaker. He will entertain the group with a view of Mayport and the Beaches. The Florida native has written Acres Aweigh!Ž which deals with the history of the area. For reservations, please call 262-8719. The October General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, A Minute to Win ItŽ will be by Group 4 of the members. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. Get ready for the best Festa Italiana ever. Mark your Calendars for Friday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. We will have delicious homemade meatballs, pizzas, chicken parmesan, eggplant rolatini, pasta, sausage and peppers not to mention the over the top cannolis, cheesecakes and more. We will have “ ve di erent bounce houses for the kids and some specials for them as well. Souvenirs, music, dancing and more are on the agenda! Plan to come and have a fabulous family weekend. We will also be hosting our Sunday dinner and general meeting on Sunday October 16 when nominations for the 2013 o cers and board members will be taken. Final votes will be at our November meeting. See you all at Festa! The annual Trash to Treasure Sale will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be “ lled with household items, electronics, furniture and toys, all donated by club members. The clubhouse is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandringardenclub@comcast.net. 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 include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA ) will once again be among those who observe and participate in the 2012 National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, October 2. As a national event sponsored locally by the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce, planned activities are designed to strengthen each neighborhood, increase crime prevention awareness, police/neighborhood relationships and increase support and participation in neighborhood watch programs run by local law enforcement. The RHA will be holding an ice cream social that evening with JSO o cers invited to attend and speak informally with neighbors. Previously held in August, the JSO rescheduled this event to October in hopes of milder weather for participants. For further information on National Night Out, please contact the JSO Community A airs O ce at 630-2160. Harriet Beecher Stowe speaks to us again! The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society will present a special lecture on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Author Dr. John T. Foster, Jr. will be speaking about his new book, Calling Yankees to Florida Harriet Beecher Stowes Forgotten Tourist Articles. Its time to plant fall ” owers! The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages “ ve through14 are welcome. We will be constructing our garden plots and planting fall vegetables and ” owers. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Happy planting! The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at the Mandarin Library! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball 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 our October class or visit our website at www.north” oridaahec.org.Whats New cont. on pg. 6Copies of this coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Whether you need a question answered, a problem solved, or a claim reported, my job is to make it happen. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY. Being there is why Im here. P097193.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board was recently briefed on the agencys long-term plans and commitment to springs protection. The District has been working with other agencies for many years on projects and initiatives that protect springs systems. This presentation focused on Silver Springs in Marion County, the largest and one of the most well-known of Floridas “ rst magnitude springs. There has been a great deal of interest throughout northeast and central Florida in recent months about Silver Springs,Ž said District Governing Board Chairman Lad Daniels. This is an ideal time for sta to share with the board and the public the scienti“ c knowledge the District has about the springs and how we plan to move forward with our commitment to springs protection.Ž Through the collection of ” ow and water quality data, District sta has con“ rmed four key facts about Silver Springs: € The springshed boundary has been fairly stable. € Since 1995, groundwater pumping has varied and most recently has declined. € Water quality has declined. € Spring ” ow is closely tied to rainfall. While there have been increases in water use since 1995 in Marion County, usage has declined each year between 2006 and 2010. Less than average spring ” ows from 1985 to 2010 have also correlated with lessthan-average rainfall during the same time period. From 1970 to 1985, when there was average rainfall, spring discharges were also average. The Florida Department of Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountyOur o ce is encouraging all eligible citizens to be Election Day Ready on November 6! All registered voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot in this November 6 General Election. So are you Election Day Ready? Follow these helpful hints and it will ensure that you are Election Day Ready for the upcoming General Election: € Voters may check their voter Are You Ready for November 6?registration status by clicking on the Voter Status tab on our website www.Duvalelections.com. € Voters may become a Registered Voter by completing a Voter Registration Application by clicking on the Register to Vote tab on our website. Books close on October 9. € Early voting will take place at 16 Early Voting Sites located conveniently around Duval County from October 27 through November 3. Voters in Mandarin may Vote Early at the South Mandarin Library or Mandarin Regional Library. € Duval County Election Day Precinct locations have changed. To locate your precinct click the Precinct Finder tab on our website. Hint: If you only provide your house number and street name, it will be easier for the program to locate your precinct. € Voters are encouraged to view their Sample Ballot prior to Election Day. To view your Sample Ballot please click on Sample Ballot under News on our website. € Avoid spending hours in line to cast your vote on November 6. Request a Vote by Mail ballot by 5:00 p.m. on October 31. Remember: Vote by Mail ballots must be returned to either of the Supervisor of Elections O ces by 7:00 p.m. on November 6. Voters may not drop o a Vote by Mail ballot at a precinct on Election Day. Call the Elections Center or click Vote by Mail tab on our website to request your ballot. € Precincts will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. € Updating a signature, changing the address of your legal residence within Duval County or changing your name may be completed now or on Election Day. For more information about Early Voting, precinct changes or to request a Vote by Mail ballot please visit our website: www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure we conduct fair, accurate and accessible elections in 2012 with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. I am con“ dent that this November 6 General Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process.St. Johns District focused on springs protectionBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of establishing total maximum daily loads for Silver Springs, which will result in a reduction of the amount of nutrient loading to the springs. The DEP has continued its efforts to restore Silver Springs by committing $1 million to water quality improvement projects. In addition to presenting what is already known about Silver Springs, District sta shared plans for the continued gathering of information on springs. Topics to be discussed at upcoming board meetings in October and November include: € Analysis of possible factors a ecting the relationship between rainfall and spring ” ow in recent years € Factors contributing to increased nutrient loading € Updated springshed water budget € Proposed minimum ” ows and levels (MFLs) recommendations Advertise inMandarin NewsLineMandarin’s Community NewspaperIt’s good for business!886-4919RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.848610175 Fortune Parkway, Suite 203 Convenient location near the Avenues Mallwww.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, Esq. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd #403 880-3292www.pickettbrothersjewelers.comHighest price paid. Stop by for a free evaluation. CA$Hfor Gold 20% additional with adExp.10/31/12We buy diamonds 1 Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank af“liate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 On November 13, I will be leaving the School Board after having the privilege of serving you for eight wonderful years. While we all recognize there is no silver bullet when it comes to public education, our district has come to see how successes can come … big and small … through having outstanding teachers and principals, involved parents and, of course, our thousands of students who are willing to work, learn and graduate to meet the challenges of our global economy. Our Mandarin schools have become a shining example of what every school can look like. And many do. But we must also remember, no matter how successful we are (All As), even the highly successful schools have their challenges. It is my hope and expectations that the next board member from District 7 will look at our schools in Mandarin and say, Lets keep up the good work, become even more successful and work to have the same successes from every school in Duval County.Ž This is a new day in education. Private schools, parochial schools, home schools, virtual schools and, of course, public schools can all serve our childrens educational needs. Some better than others. However, I believe many school board candidates, not just in Duval County, but throughout the country are “ nding political support along with hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars that are being spent, to undermine public education by Solantic Urgent Care centers recently transitioned to a new brand: CareSpot. A broad variety of walk-in and scheduled medical services are available, including urgent care, well care and occupational health. Over the past few weeks, signi“ cant changes have been underway with remodeling and other cosmetic upgrades. However, CareSpot is more than a new name, logo or a fresh coat of paint … its a company with a new leadership team and a new direction thats been in the works for months. Shane Strickland, center manager at the Mandarin center explains, Our new name leads o with Care and that refers to our commitment to delivering outstanding care with exemplary service. For quite some time, weve been working to make signi“ cant improvements in compassionate care. Were excited about the name change and all it means for us as a team … important training and procedures have been put into funding charter schools backed by national organizations that would basically leave every public school behind. I believe with all of my heart, soul and mind that public education is the very foundation on which our country was built. To undermine Americas e orts to provide genuine educational excellence to every child, at the expense of any child, would deter and deny our e orts to meet the challenges that have always made America great. We test. We hold our school systems, teachers and students accountable. We like to say every child can learn. And, although we read the criticism of some of our public schools, our children are learning, our graduation rates are climbing, dropouts have decreased immensely, we have more A and B schools than ever before and have witnessed in the past several years our Duval County schools greatest successes. These are your public schools. Yes we recognize we still have a long way to go, but the road we travel has picked up those who have been left behind … and now we see greater successes than ever before. And speaking of continued success! It is worth noting how well our AICE (Advanced International Certi“ cate of Education) students did on their AICE examinations for the 2011-2012 school year. Ninety-two percent of the candidates for the AICE Diploma earned the prestigious AICE Diploma based on Junes assessments … these were Class of 2012 seniors. That is 91 out of 99 students who took the tests passed the tests. This is a very impressive statistic. Our underclassmen results were equally impressive and once disaggregated, we will provide you with that additional information. Superintendent Search Update: As you read this October edition of Mandarin NewsLine, we should have selected our new superintendent. We have met with our search “ rm, narrowed our selections and held our “ rst round of interviews with the “ nalists. They are, in alphabetical order, Dr. Kriner Cash, outgoing superintendent for the Memphis City Public Schools; Dale Robbins, retired associate superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools; and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, chief academic o cer of the Miami-Dade Public Schools. Important Dates: October 2: School Board Meeting, Cline Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. October 3: Early Dismissal Day October 17: Early Dismissal Day October 26: Teacher Planning Day Thought for the Month: If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. ~Lucius Annaeus SenecaA new direction in urgent care for Mandarinplace to improve our level of care and our new name re” ects that.Ž Regional Marketing Manager Linda Creamons adds, Our name includes Spot as a nod to providing optimal convenience for our customers. With 12 centers in North Florida and another coming soon in Yulee, we have many locations close to your home and work. Plus, our new website CareSpot.com allows customers to compare wait times, save a spot in line or make a future appointment. You can even do it on your phone!Ž New online and mobile tools allow customers to check wait times and save a spot for a same-day visit, complete forms to save time at the center or schedule an appointment for a later time or date … all from the comfort of home. With extended hours on nights and weekends plus on-site pharmacy, lab work, X-ray services and other diagnostics, CareSpot makes everyday healthcare even easier. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market ~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195Ron Berger, PT, ATC, LAT, Owner Your onsite Athletic Trainer at each weeks games Right with you through the game... We are Your Community Therapist.Ž A new concept salon has arrived here in Mandarin. This eclectic world style hair salon has a beautiful photography studio located right inside. What could be better than your stylist doing your hair and make-up; then stepping into a photo shoot for family portraits, senior pictures, pre and post baby pictures or maybe a mother and daughter photo shoot just for fun? This concept came from Anetta Nadolna Wilkerson. Driven by her passion for photography, Wilkersons business has been so successful that she needed to “ nd a larger space to work her magic behind the camera. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Rd) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The Mandarin Womens Club program speaker for October 25 is Priscilla Davis, who is the volunteer manager for the Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol. The program is designed to educate seniors on how to protect themselves against Medicare fraud and abuse. Priscilla represents Clay, Duval, Flagler and St. Johns counties. 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 and reservations are required; please call Marilyn 260-8431 by October 20. Club membership is open to all women. For more information about the Mandarin Womens Club, please call Diane at 8805354. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new friends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco, bridge and Mah Jongg. Some of the evening functions include your spouse. The club is open to all women who want to join in on the fun. Please check out our new website: http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The 13th annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin is almost here! The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society once again hosts a special celebration at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road form 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Activities in the park include: hayrides, music, museum and farmhouse tours, crafts, historic re-enactments, train rides, oldfashioned childrens games, food and more. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association Gala, in honor of our veterans, will be held October 12-13. On Friday, October 12, Chart the Course to Fionn MacCools at the Jacksonville Landing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A $25 wristband includes one drink, light appetizers and entertainment. The Full Steam Ahead Gala, celebrating the United States Navys anniversary, will be held poolside on the St. Johns River at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event will feature Governor Rick Scott and $75 tickets include cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds bene“ t the Navy Celebration Pier and Interactive Museum to bring the USS Adams to our community. For tickets, please visit www. adams2jax.org or call 647-5177. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not for pro“ t organization. The next meeting of the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Golden Corral on San Jose Boulevard. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed meeting room in the restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland, who will give us his insights of the upcoming national election and will review the amendments which will be on the ballot in November. With a question and answer period, this will be a very revealing and informative to all that attend. A Gardening In Good Health program will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, locate at 2892 Loretto Road, on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to this informative, fun and free event. No reservation is required. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The next Sierra Club general meeting will be held on October 8 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church (Coleman Room) located at 2001 University Boulevard West. Janet Stanko will highlight the hidden costs for taxpayers of overdevelopment, such as home values and water supply. The program is free and all are welcome. Bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876.Check out areas newest concept salonIn purchasing the photography studio she realized the potential to incorporate her other passions: hair styling and make-up, which she has been doing full time for many years. It just made so much sense to combine both enterprises in one place: the Art n Illusion Salon and Studio. The hair salon is made up of four stylists, a receptionist and a nail technician. All are previously of Paradise Hair Designs and have worked side by side for many years. The response to this new salon and studio has been overwhelming„whereas people used to plan pictures for special occasions, coordinating hair up-dos and make up with their photo session, now everything is conveniently located in one place. For instance, students getting senior photos have a variety of photographic opportunities including di erent out“ ts, hairstyles and make up. Finally, the accessibility of this symbiotic union of artistic talents has resulted in some clients of Art n Illusion simply having pictures taken to upload on Facebook, use for passports or to give a piece of themselves to a loved one. Be sure to look for the ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Whats New cont. from pg. 3

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Trusted, Caring & Affordable Dental CareConvenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! 7am-7pm Help Us Welcome Our New Doctor, Stephanie Bodnar, D.M.D.!www.KrantzDentalCare.com12058 San Jose Boulevard Suite 102 (904) 880-3131 With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene“ ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene“ ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 By the time you read this article, the city council will have dissected, edited and (hopefully) passed a balanced budget. Just like your family and business “ nances, City Hall should operate under all circumstances with prudence and restraint, especially when the economy is as weak as it is today. Remember, projected revenues are down $13,000,000 and as I mentioned many times in this column, pension obligations are up $47,000,000 from last year. Of the $150,000,000 pension obligation in the 2012/13 budget, $122,000,000 is committed to the police and “ re retirement fund. I sure hope Mayor Brown deals with that big elephant in the room and soon! A more recent and subtle issue that I have with the mayor is his recent response when asked whom he was voting for in this years presidential election. He said he was a Democrat and was therefore voting for President Obama. No thought about the quality of Obamas leadership and policies or the direction of his social agenda„ the president is a Democrat and thus Mayor Brown is voting for him. What an embarrassing answer. Well, Mr. Mayor, if the Republicans in Jacksonville felt the same way as you do, then they would have only voted for a Republican and you would not currently be in o ce. Apparently, the mayors political party trumps all good, quality candidates from any other party. His myopic view of party over the individual is contrary to a healthy democracy. One other very important issue that I must discuss is the economy. As a small business owner for over 20 years, I have experienced many ups and very few downs, but even during the downs,Ž I always believed the economy would eventually improve. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. President Obamas current economic policies are handcu ng most companies and business owners and they are acting accordingly by not spending on capital expansion and not making additional hires. In fact, I believe that if President Obama gets re-elected, the economy will get worse and City Halls recently completed, balanced budget will be severely tested, not only in the current year, but for many years to come. In my opinion, the real America is staring us in the face. Our families, our neighbors, our communities and our religious organizations are the things that make us who we are„not the bureaucrats from Washington or Tallahassee or City Hall. So when we need help, especially in these tough economic times, we shouldnt be afraid to ask our friends, our neighbors or our churches for assistance. They are the answer, not government. Please feel free to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 6301388. God Bless, Matt SchellenbergSHINE volunteers help navigate Medicareat several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit www. FloridaSHINE.org. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS New location near Baptist South! FIRST COASTAllergy and Asthma Got Allergies? We Can Help.Sanjay Swami, MDTrained at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center Same or Next Day Appointments Available 14810 Old St. Augustine Road, #201, Jax, FL 32258 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our rev i e w s an d 5 S t a r r a t in g a t Yello w book.co m Yes, this presidential election year will de“ nitely decide how our country will look in the future. It doesnt matter how, the important thing is to vote. Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland has o ered his considered opinion there will be an 80 percent voter turnout on November 6. If only that was true for all elections. Nearly half of the national electorate … people who are eligible to vote or register to vote … receive some sort of “ nancial bene“ t from the government, in the form of a retirement or disability check, welfare assistance (Do we still call welfare welfare,Ž or is that not politically correct?) or bene“ t from Medicare or Medicaid. If half of the population … which is also about the same number which also pay no federal income taxes … receives a federal handout and also pays no taxes, why would they vote to change anything? Because, we have to have faith they are Americans and, as Americans we are a people who believe Are you con“ dent about your “ nancial future? If you answered no, youre not alone. A 2010 study by Prudential Financial, Inc. entitled Financial Experience and Behaviors Among Women, found that overall women tend to have clear “ nancial priorities, but low con“ dence in their ability to achieve them. Many women push long-term “ nancial planning to the back burner because they are overwhelmed by shortterm priorities, such as caring for children or aging parents, working outside the home and community commitments. One of the best moves you can make right now is to become familiar with basic “ nancial planning. No matter where you are in life, today is the day to begin prioritizing your goals and upping your “ nancial planning IQ: 1. Know where you stand and where you want to go. Invest in some user-friendly “ nancial planning software and start reviewing your records. Know where your money is invested, how much debt and insurance you have. Have this information handy when you meet with a “ nancial professional. 2. Meet with a “ nancial professional. What you dont know can hurt you, so seek out a professional if you dont already have one. Ask friends and colleagues for referrals and look for someone who you feel comfortable with and specialize in “ nancial planning for women. 3. Insure your future security. Carefully review your life, long-term care and disability insurance needs, especially if you are the primary breadwinner. Life insurance can help protect a family from the devastating loss of a wage earner. Long-term care services can quickly drain your retirement savings.Political CommentaryDeciding how our country will look in futureBy J. Bruce Richardsonmore in personal accomplishment than being children of a socialist state. If only those mean, nasty rich people … that means you and me, because we work for a living … who dont pay their fair share of taxes would just be patriotic and pay more, then the world would be a wonderful place, so we are told. It was Lady Margaret Thatcher, the former Iron Lady prime minister of Great Britain, who said in so many words, The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money to spend.Ž The looming question in 2012 is, do we want a country where more and more people are dependent on the government for what they see as prosperity in so many parts of their lives or do we want a country where self-dependence is the best choice for many, but we will always take care of those among us who are unable to care for themselves? Democrats always seek to take the moral and emotional high road, decrying Republicans are evil because they dont want to help the downtrodden. Republicans always seem to allow this to happen without making a better case against such nonsense. Democrats say they want a strong middle class, but always come up with plans which create that at the expense of others, instead of “ nding ways to uplift everyone simultaneously. Republicans need to constantly work on their image. Rarely does a Republican win national o ce and in the process receive a fair break from the news media. Republicans have to win despite the news media, plus whatever invectives are hurled at them by Democrats and their ilk. So, 2012 really is a choice for the ages. Will we be a country with a citizenry heavily dependent on the government or a country which continues to pride itself on self-reliance and entrepreneurship? One only has to look at the current state of the United States Postal Service and Amtrak … two government programs constantly hemorrhaging money … to “ gure out a good plan for voting. 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. Becoming a money-wise womanContributed by Judson Mallini, Financial Planner, CFP, CLU, Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC4. Max out your 401(k). Youve heard this advice before. If you have yet to heed it, start now. It really is one of the easiest, smartest things you can do to help prepare for retirement. 5. Make a will or estate plan. Many women make the mistake of not creating a will, leaving loved ones to deal with the hassle and expense of probate court. A will leaves no doubt about what should be done in the event of death and helps protect your assets for future generations. The Prudential study indicated that nearly 86 percent of women do not know how to choose “ nancial products. Establishing a relationship with a “ nancial advisor can help put you on the road to retirement security. Prudential Financial, its af“ liates and their licensed “ nancial professionals do not render tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances. Due to recent heavy rainfall, potential tropical weather activity and the lingering e ects of Tropical Storm Debby, the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters has unveiled a new storm safety brochure. Recent events have seen Jacksonville hit pretty hard,Ž states Randy Wyse, president of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters. We wanted to be able to reach out to the community and provide as much help as we can.Ž The informational brochure provides many safety tips for Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters unveils storm safety brochure” ooding, lightning and generator usage. It is free to anyone who would like it and is available at the online home of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters at www.JFRD.com. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Elect Greg TisonDuval Soil & Water Conservation District Group 2Working for Our CommunityNonpartisan Phone: (904) 207-0147 Email: lgtison@bellsouth.net Follow Me on FacebookVOTE ~ November 6th Endorsed by Duval County Farm BureauPolitical Advertisement paid for and approved by Greg Tison for Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 2 Vice Chairman Health Division District $5 OFF Any Purchase Expires 10/31/12 14985 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258 904-374-0393www.thepigbarbq.com Voted Jaxs Best Bar-B-Q by jacksonville.com BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNER-CATERING Weekday Lunch Specials BEER-WINE-LIQUOR Four Flat Screen TVs Philips Highway Baptist SouthN S I-95I-95 Call today 904-388-4558www.,HomeHealthAuthority.com Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. In order to expand to accommodate more women, the “ fth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium will be held at the Hyatt-Jacksonville (formerly held in Orange Park) on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founded by Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester, it is proudly presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group). The event will present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, the side effects of treatment, survivorship, plus good health and wellness topics. This years special guest is former Olympic gold medal winner Peggy Fleming, also a breast cancer survivor. She will share her triumph on the ice, as well as “ ghting the disease in an up-close and very personal way. The symposium is free and guests will enjoy the Event Expo and be treated to a Phillip Hewett, Ty Petway and Mike McAfee, owners of Old School Barber Shop and local businesses professionals, will open a third location of Old School Barber Shop on October 13, 2012 in Julington Creek. Families will be welcomed to Old School Barber Shops prime retail location near the Julington Creek Bridge. To showcase its salon quality cuts, Old School Barber Shop will Free breast care symposium provides answers to Northeast Florida womendelicious, healthy continental breakfast. You will learn how to care for your body, how sleep can a ect your treatment and how best to deal with relationships including family and friends. This year the symposium will o er one session in Spanish. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. … 9:00 a.m.: Meet and Greet (Doors Open, Registration, Exhibits, TaTa Cha Cha) 9:00 a.m. … 9:30 a.m.: Opening remarks from Founders Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester 9:40 a.m. … 10:20 a.m.: Breakout Session I: Plastic Surgery: Exploring Reconstruction Options; Breast Cancer: How Pathology Makes A Di erence; Survivors Panel: Meeting And Talking To Other Survivors; or Caring For Our Bodies: Nutrition And You 10:30 a.m. … 11:10 a.m.: Breakout Session II: Hereditary Breast Cancer for Men And Women; Being a Caregiver: How to Find Support; Exercise: How Do I Get Started?; or Spanish Speaking Attendees Education Panel 11:10 a.m. … 11:30 a.m.: Intermission and Exhibits/TaTa Cha Cha 11:30 a.m. … 12:00 noon: Guest Speaker Peggy Fleming, former Olympian Gold Medalist and breast cancer survivor presents Breast Cancer: The Fight of a True Champion.Ž 12:00 noon … 12:10 pm: Closing remarks by Drs. Anderson and Sylvester 12:10 p.m. … 1:00 p.m.: Guests are invited to join Baptist Health and WTLVs Jeannie Blalock at the top of the Main Street Bridge for the 20th anniversary celebration of Buddy Check! On behalf of Pink Ribbon Symposium, we are proud to celebrate our “ fth year as we are dedicated to bringing this program to women in his region at no cost and we gratefully thank our sponsors,Ž states Linda Sylvester, MD, cofounder. We welcome inquiries for sponsorship, volunteers who would like to join us for the day and exhibitors interested in reaching out to regional women with products and services.Ž Please look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!About Pink Ribbon Symposium: This symposium was founded in 2008 by radiation oncologist Cynthia S. Anderson (Florida Radiation Oncology Group, or F.R.O.G.) and medical oncologist Linda S. Sylvester (Cancer Specialists of North Florida), who together with their advisory board developed it into a 501(c) 3 non-pro“ t organization. The event speci“ cally utilizes a forum format in order to allow participants to ask questions and receive constructive guidance about personal concerns regarding any aspect of breast care, breast cancer, survivorship and leading a healthy lifestyle. Barbershop opens in South Mandarin o er free haircuts on Opening Day and complimentary old style Cokes as well as donate all barbers and stylists tips to the Wounded Warrior Project. Since opening their “ rst location in Ponte Vedra in April 2010, Old School Barber Shop has been providing the local community with clean, quality cuts as well as a fun, family atmosphere complete with dcor reminiscent of a 1940s barbershop. Following the success of Ponte Vedra, Old School Barber Shop opened in Avondale in October 2011. From its inception, Old School Barber Shop has wowed locals with its full and a ordable family services, creative build out and unique concept. While some barbershops began following the barbershop and lounge mashup trend, Hewett, Petway and McAfee decided to take a di erent approach in recreating this father and son pastime for a modern day community. Infused with elements of nostalgia, such as old style Cokes, marble counters, and barber chairs, Old School Barber Shop succeeds in coupling the old with the new by dotting every station with a personal TV and incorporating timeless architecture with modern craftsmanship, courtesy of Cronk Duch Architecture. Cronk Duch architecture infused an eclectic, yet nautical dcor into Old School Barber Shops Julington Creek location. Complete with reclaimed heart pine ” ooring, suit fabric upholstered barber chairs and antique chandeliers, Old School Barber Shop bespeaks the 1940s golden age of barbershops. The Ponte Vedra and Avondale locations have exceeded our expectations and being able to o er our services to the Julington Creek community feels great,Ž said Hewett. Were very excited to become part of the neighborhood and look forward to getting to know locals and their families.Ž Happy HalloweenOctober 31, 2012

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Lawrence Levine, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons says, At Clay Eye, we recommend that all children have a comprehensive eye exam prior to starting school, usually around age four or “ ve years old. A childs brain/vision system has ultimately completely developed between the ages of eight to 10 years old. If any vision problems have been undetected prior to this time, chances are they will be present throughout the rest of their life.Ž What are the common symptoms? € Favoring one eye over another € Closing one eye when reading or watching television € Eyes that appear cross-eyed or one eye that looks outward € Squints or complains when doing things close-up € Bumping into things on one side How do you treat amblyopia? When a child su ers from a lazy eye, the only way to build the strength back up in their weaker eye is to limit use of their strong eye. This is usually done by putting a patch over the strong eye, forcing the use Out of the nearly 230,000 women in the United States who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of these cases can be traced to abnormal genes inherited from a parent. Most of these genetic mutations are linked to an alteration of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women with these mutated genes have Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) and are at an increased risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancers. Male carriers of the BRCA genes have a greater risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. The mutations may also be linked to an elevated risk of melanoma and pancreatic, uterine and colon cancers. Some Red FlagsŽ for HBOC include: € Breast cancer before age 45 € Ovarian cancer at any age € Two or more breast cancers in a family, one under the age of 50 € Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent with breast or ovarian cancer at any age Genetic testing is performed through a simple blood test. Our “ rst meeting in September went well and we had a great turn-out. The next meetings will be in October on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Golden Corral. We are still taking applications for membership into this new Lions Club. Any community minded individual that would like to be a member is asked to call Larry Hopkins at 303-2075 or email me at gcslions4u@yahoo.com for additional information. You are also welcome to just come to the meeting and check us out. At this “ rst meeting, the Lions decided to do a food drive for their “ rst community project in support of the Mandarin Food Bank. This will take place at the Publix Lions Club updateBy Contributing Writer Lion Larry Hopkins, District 35-L GMT Coordinatorgrocery store located at 11250 Old Saint Augustine Road on October 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This is the weekend before the Florida/Georgia football game so some of us will be in Florida gear, some in Georgia gear and others will be in whatever they want. Customers will be given a list of what the Food Bank needs and when the customers come out we will have three carts for them to put their donations in, one marked Gators, one marked Bulldogs and one marked all others. There of course will be some cheering to get customers to support one of the teams to see which fans are most supportive of their community!Genetic testing for breast cancerBy Contributing Writer Scot Ackerman, MD, Medical Director, First Coast Oncology It is not a test for cancer, but it can determine whether or not you have HBOC. Knowing your risk can help you make more informed decisions about your health. Genetic counseling is recommended both before and after genetic testing and is performed by health care professionals quali“ ed to interpret and explain the test results. Women with positive test results have a 33 to 50 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation on to their children. When a genetic mutation is positively identi“ ed, preventive mastectomy can signi“ cantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Having both breasts removed before there is any sign of cancer has been shown to decrease a womans risk of breast cancer by approximately 90 percent. Surgical removal of the ovaries is also recommended once childbearing is complete. Women who choose not to undergo mastectomy may be candidates for hormonal therapy. Increased surveillance should include monthly selfbreast exams starting at age 18, clinical breast exams two to four times a year beginning at age 25, annual mammogram and MRI from age 25 and ovarian cancer screening twice a year starting at age 35. Start dates for screenings may vary depending on the age of family members at diagnosis. Talk to your physician about genetic testing and to learn more visit: www.FacingOurRisk. org and www.Myriad.com. Amblyopia/Lazy Eye: Could your child be a ected? of the other. Dr. Levine insists, The best way to increase your childs chances of complete recovery is to have an early diagnosis. I cant emphasize enough the importance of a comprehensive eye exam for solid eye health for now and years to come.Ž Dr. Levine, who has extensive experience in pediatric ophthalmology, joined the Clay Eye team in July 2011. He is the only pediatric ophthalmologist within the eight physician practice and one of the few pediatric specialists in the region. Hes a resource that parents now have access to right in their own community. Good vision is such an important part of a childs development and is the foundation for education. I suggest if there is a concern, that you get an honest opinion from someone with experience. I have over a decade of experience in pediatric ophthalmology and emphasize a strong connection between doctor and child. While I specialize in kids, Im happy to see patients of any age.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. in addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR Rd 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! hil & Macula Family Jacksonville Farmers Market (1 mile west for 1-95 outside of downtown Jacksonville) www.jaxfarmersmarket.com The Jacksonville Farmers Market has been running since 1938, where you can save from 50-80% on fresh fruit and produce. Select vendors accept Visa, MasterCard, Debit and EBT cards. We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from sun-up to sun-down! 904-262-99819735-2 Old St. Augustine Road(next to Hala Caf) 15% o all in-stock wigs (does not apply to special orders) Expires 10/31/12 Private setting for all customers. Wig products, maintenance, hats and accessories. Wig Boutiqueof Mandarin l i nstoc k wi gs (d oesnotap p W W in Peggy Hawkins, Owner Boy Scout Troop 473 performed a service project on Saturday, September 15 that involved the washing of the passenger trams, cleaning of the tram and bus garage buildings and a general grounds clean-up around the buildings at St. Joseph Catholic Church, their sponsoring organization. The trams are used to carry parishioners back and forth from the parking lot to the church. The participants included scouts Joshua Weber, Joseph Bailey, Matthew Bailey, Timothy Ziemathis, Matthew Ziemathis, Kevin Frumerie, Parker Hiltonen, Caleb Molinari, Paul Adair, Grant Wright, Jim Woodward, Sean Adams, and James Powell, and adults Jim Morency, Rick Sikorski, Pat Adams (Scoutmaster), David Frumerie and Mike Woodward. This project was lead by 1st Class Scout Ricky Sikorski.On Monday, August 27, 2012, the local Mandarin Council of the Knights of Columbus treated their wives to dinner at Santionis Italian Restaurant. The turnout was great and after a delicious meal, two charitable ministries in Mandarin were recipients of a “ nancial donation from the Knights of Columbus. The Divine Mercy House is primarily for women over the age of 18 facing an unplanned pregnancy with little or no help available to them. Since its inception in 1999 the Divine Mercy House (DMH) has served over 75 women, averaging six to 10 per year. The Divine Mercy House operates with a limited paid sta relying on a large core of volunteers for many support functions. Some of the goals of DMH are to promote a womens choice to give life to her unborn child and establish an environment wherein that choice may be realized. Expectant mothers may plan on raising their child or placing the baby for adoption. Dr. Peter Prince, president of the board of DMH and Jodie Cetnar, the executive director of the facility, accepted a check from the Knights of Columbus to help the ministry continue serving women in need of assistance with their unplanned pregnancies. The other ministry receiving a donation was the Mandarin Food Bank. Their mission is to provide emergency food, toiletries, household products and Knights of Columbus donate to worthy causesBy Contributing Writer Rufus Lawrenceclothing to those in need in the Mandarin community. This is a ministry run entirely by volunteers. Anyone residing in the Mandarin community, regardless of religious a liation, is eligible to be served. The co-chairs for the Food Bank, Bonnie McNulty and Mary Kaminski, both accepted a check on behalf of this wonderful charitable organization. These ministries along with the Knights of Columbus, Council 10850 are located on the St. Josephs Catholic Church campus. The Reverend Daniel Cody is the pastor of St. Josephs and he is a 4th degree Knight himself! The Knights were founded as a fraternal bene“ t society in New Haven, Connecticut on March 29, 1882. The Order is true to its founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights have grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States and the world. The Knights are prolife and actively support ministries that foster pro-life values. The Knights of Columbus have many fundraising events throughout the year which enables them to donate to the charitable organizations in our local community. The local Council 10850 of the Knights is a thriving organization and is open to practical Catholic gentlemen who wish to join the Order. Divine Mercy Houses Dr. Peter Prince and Jodie Cetnar accept a donation from Deputy Grand Knight Frank Johnston of Knights of Columbus. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919rt@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 14550 Old St. Augustine Road at I-95Emergencies come in all sizes. Is it a minor emergency or a major one? You don’t always know, so why take chances? Come to your community’s full-service hospital, where we’re equipped to deal with a broad range of needs with: Welcoming your little one. We deliver more than 2,000 babies a year in our beautiful and spacious maternity suites. While mom and family are surrounded by amenities and comfort, it’s good to know that each baby born at Baptist South has access to our Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit, a part of Wolfson Children’s Hospital within our hospital. Stress-free and minutes away. If you’ve never been to Baptist South, you might be surprised at how stress-free our hospital can be: Free mouse pad, just for you. Call 904.202.CARE (2273) and we’ll send a free Baptist South mouse pad to your home. Our Life Flight air ambulance service is equipped with advanced life support services. The right care for your family is right here at Baptist South.As the hospital that’s “most preferred” by local residents, it’s good to know that Baptist Medical Center South is ranked the best hospital in the region by U.S.News & World Report. Our dedicated nurses, physicians and staff are here for ThePerfectPackage! Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or River City Brewing Co. Premium Concert Seats $75 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included.Bus Pick Up: Winn-Dixie at CR 210 and I-95 Food Lion at 13 and Racetrack Rd. San Jose and Marbon Rd. JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRALuxury Bus to theSymphony HOTEL GETAWAYPackage! One night stay at a luxury hotel for two Two premium concert tickets Free parking and more From $169! Call 904.356.0426 for details.For information call 904.356.0426 JaxSymphony.org Weve made it easy. Ideal packages for that special night. Makes a great gift! Bring your group or organization. One simple call and we take care of the rest. Celebrate a special occasion with a Hotel Getaway Package .Concert dates: The Music ofQUEEN Sat., Oct. 13, 2012 The Music ofJOHN DENVER Sat., Nov. 3, 2012 I LOVE A PIANO II Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 AMADEUS Sun., Mar. 3, 2013(Matinee) NEIL SEDAKA Sat., Apr. 13, 2013 Recent events brought talk of space exploration back into the news. The passing of Neil Armstrong, “ rst man on the moon and Sally Ride, “ rst woman astronaut, reminded us of their daring feats. The landing of a spacecraft on Mars provides us with photos taken directly from the planet. While manned ” ights are not currently scheduled at Kennedy Space Center, down time permits special behind the scenes tours to places the public was never permitted. Future plans call for commercial use of the centers facilities, so take this rare opportunity while Behind the scenes tours at Kennedy Space CenterBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com The author visits Launch Pad 39-A. Photo courtesy of www.bylandersea.com.its available. I felt I was experiencing a dj-vu moment when I passed beyond the security fence of Launch Pad 39-A. Of course Id never been there before, but the scene looked so familiar from television coverage. The encounter gave me goose bumps as I was actually walking on sacred ground. Imagine yourself standing near the site used to launch the last manned Shuttle. Look around at huge propellant storage containers, water tanks and the scorched ” ame trench. The 350-foothigh metal structure stands as a symbol of those remarkable heroes who risked their lives for science. I also toured the Launch Control Center going inside Firing Room 4, the one from which all 21 shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled. I passed computer consoles where former engineers monitored their screens. I could sense the tension and angst here, again recalling the live pictures when rockets were about to be “ red. The launch countdown clock still hangs on the wall and visitors enter the bubble room,Ž with its ” oor to ceiling windows where the ” ight director and his team viewed the proceedings. The tour includes a video of a launch from this viewpoint. The “ lm reminded me of the movie Apollo 13; you knew the ending, but still felt nervous. A third tour option takes visitors inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, known as the VAB. Many initials shorten terms at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and its rather fun to begin using them. Are you A-OK with that? Think of this as the factory tour. Guests walk along the Transfer Aisle used to move rocket parts among the buildings four High Bays. From now until November guests can see space shuttle Atlantis up close; it will then be moved so a new visitor building can be constructed around it. While at KSC dont miss the high-tech interactive exhibits, a replica of the Mars Rover, the rocket garden and experience a simulator. I overheard some older teens saying how coolŽ the place was. Multi-generational outings allow grand parents to introduce their grandchildren to history that happened during their lifetime. Each of the three KSC UpClose guided tours are $25 for adults, $19 per child (ages three to 11) in addition to regular visitor admission. Due to time constraints, all three special tours cannot be taken in the same day. Guided tours sell out daily so reservations are strongly suggested. Visit kennedyspacecenter.com/ksc-tours. aspx or call 866-737-5235. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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High School students from Duval and Nassau counties can enter for a chance to win a laptop in reward for their good deeds. Every day good deeds go unnoticed and often unrewarded. This contest supports the children in our community and encourages them to make the right choices. I believe that children deserve assistance and encouragement when it comes to making the right choices. They also Older adults are an important part of the Jacksonville community and making sure they stay healthy this and every ” u season is a top priority. In” uenza is a serious and potentially life threatening disease that can cause severe complications and the best way to help protect against it is through annual vaccination. No matter how healthy or youthful we feel, as we age our immune system weakens, leaving people 65 and older more vulnerable to in” uenza. In fact, each year in the United States, about nine out of 10 ” u-related deaths and roughly six out of 10 ” u-related hospital stays occur in people over the age of 65, making in” uenza vaccination for this population especially crucial. That is why ElderSource has joined the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Sano“ Pasteurs Flu + You campaign to help educate adults 65 and older about the seriousness of the ” u and the importance of vaccination. This educational program 121 Financial Credit Union recently relocated its Mandarin branch in Jacksonville. For the ribbon cutting ceremony, of“ cials at 121 Financial invited celebrity John Gaughan, WJXT-TVs chief meteorologist, who decided to use a 121 Financial umbrella for protection. At the time, Hurricane Isaac was headed toward Florida. New health initiative urges u vaccination for older adults By Contributing Writer Andrea Spencer, Elder Sourceaims to educate older adults, their caregivers and family members about the seriousness of in” uenza in older adults, the importance of annual vaccination, and the available vaccine options for adults 65 and older. The good news is adults over the age of 65 have two vaccine options available to help protect against in” uenza … the traditional ” u shot, as well as a higher dose ” u shot designed speci“ cally for this age group to address the agerelated decline of the immune system. The higher dose ” u shot prompts the bodys immune system to produce more antibodies against the ” u virus. Antibodies are the soldiers of the immune system that help protect against infection when exposed to the virus. Both vaccine options are covered by Medicare Part B with no copay. As part of the Flu + You campaign in Jacksonville, ElderSource will host an educational event and ” u clinic at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin on October 4 at 9:30 a.m. where older adults in attendance can learn more and … more importantly … get vaccinated! Talk to your health care provider about the dangers of the ” u, the bene“ ts of vaccination and the best in” uenza vaccination option to meet the needs of your age group and visit www.NCOA.org/Flu for more information. Annual Students Who Care essay contest announceddeserve reinforcement in determining a course of action to responsibly achieve their goals,Ž says Dr. Ackerman. One winner will be selected from each county and awarded a MacBook at a school assembly in front of their peers. For more information about the essay contest, including this years topic, visit www.FirstCoastOncology.com or contact the director of communications, Michele Katz, at 880-5522. The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2012. Essays can be submitted directly online at the website listed above. harken back to the 60s and 70s. With that as inspiration he enjoys putting his own ” are into the bands original songs. Since the beginning of the band, lead guitarist Bishop has been adding his ri s to the evolving sound of the band. He is originally from England and is now living in Fleming Island. He has been playing the guitar for the last “ ve years and is a student of the Orange Park School of Music. He spent a year at La Villa School of the Arts learning classical guitar and music theory. He is inspired by the classic rock songs of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, White Stripes and the Black Keys. Currently he is a freshman at the Florida Virtual School and hopes to attend Douglas Anderson School of the Arts next year. Rounding out the band is 15 year-old bassist and back up vocalist Caroline Lastinger, who uses a Roland Ax-Synth Keytar for her bass part. The instrument allows her to add more dimension to the sound with its array of on-board sounds. And she says, It really looks cool.Ž Singing male vocals and playing the rhythm guitar is Blake Edwards, a freshman at Mandarin High School. Thirteen year-old Cortnie Frazier completes the line-up by lending her voice and gift for hearing harmony to State of MindŽ as lead singer. Her love of the 60s era, the Beatles and Janis Joplin motivate her to grow and improve as a performer. You can learn more about these talented teens and listen to the groups original compositions when you visit their website at www.ourstateofmind.com. State of Mind cont. from pg. 1 Need customers?886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com October Medicare Open EnrollmentOCTOBER 15 DECEMBER 7 THIS IS THE TIME TO: to Medicare SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Aairs program operated in partnership with your local Area Agency on Aging to provide information and assistance with Medicare. All services are free, objective, and condential. WE DO NOT SELL INSURANCE OR REPRESENT ANY INSURANCE ENTITY. Find us on Faceboo k 1-800-96-ELDER Se Habla Espaol (800-963-5337) MARK YOUR CALENDAR! FREE HELP! 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 Bernice Dunn Consultant ~~~ 904-613-3848email: beedunn@me.com https://www.beedunn.myrandf.com G RANDOPENING! G RANDOPENING!SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012Join us for free haircuts* all day! 7 a.m. 7 p.m.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012Join us for free haircuts* all day! 7 a.m. 7 p.m. Listen for details in our ads on 92.5 FM and 1010xl All tips will be donated to the Wounded Warriors ProjectRegular prices are $16 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under *Haircuts only, additional services such as color and style are not included As I sit down and try to pull together my thoughts and impressions of our unique outdoor Arts Market, I realize that it has been in the back of my mind for some time to try and visit it again. This time I wanted to schedule my visit during the peak period of its residency. The last time I was there was shortly before it was to close EncoreRiverside Arts Market revisitedBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universityfor the season. (It is open every Saturday, from March through December from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Yes, there seemed to be fewer presenters at that time, but there was still a great variety of artists, musicians and entertainers as well as “ ne foods, produce and more. My impression this time, however, was of more vendors and a broader variety of presenters. Located under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge, it is hard to realize that the area is normally covered with parked cars! As one walks into the space, it is now temporarily covered with tents accommodating the great variety of vendors. The soaring pillars holding up the bridge and framing the beautiful St. Johns River take ones breath away. The bridge also provides welcome shade on a hot summer day! One needs to stop and absorb the beauty of the location and the energy it exudes before wending ones way through the many displays and o erings. There appeared to be slightly fewer conventional arts presentations and live performers than on my last visit and more of art forms such as hand made jewelry and ceramics. Nevertheless I believe there is something of interest for everyone. As before, the food tents, especially the baked goods and the wonderful fresh produce, were spectacular. As one browsed, one was entertained with live music played on one of the two stages overlooking the river and if one needed to relax, a shaded terrace with seating is provided! There is also a childrens creativity center where young people are encouraged to experiment and create under experienced guidance. All this is free„even the parking provided in the many adjacent lots is donated by area businesses for the Saturday market. Unfortunately due to its popularity, more parking would be welcome! You can however elect to take the Water Taxi or the Riverside trolley or take advantage of the bike valet service or the 200 foot boat dock! I wonder where else one could “ nd such a variety of presentations in such a unique environment and to cap it o there is no charge for admission! For additional information you can call 389-2449. Have fun! I might add a special Good LuckŽ to the newly elected director, Krysten Bennet and a special thanks to retiring Torrie Perett. October 8, 2012

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 There is a lot to love about Augustine all-inclusive lifestyle free from daily Jacksonville residents for over 30 years. Call or visit us today to learn more. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home. Life’s never been so enjoyable. Augustine LandingIndependent Retirement Living 904-525-8960 | augustinelanding.com 2012 HARVEST MANAGEMENT SUB LLC 17449 Robert Miller remembers when his daughter came home with the ” yer in her hand. It was time for the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dance and more than anything Millers nine-year-old daughter, Bobbi, wanted to go. Despite being out of work and having to trim the budget, Miller wanted to go too. Why? Because he knew it would August 18, 2012 marked a milestone for Encore Dcor as we celebrated its “ fth year in business. It all started when we rolled the dice and bought our building in May 2007 with 90 days to get it ready. The layout was already perfect; the building just needed a bit of lipstick (or so we thought). Two weeks in to the remodel, we had barely made a dent in the prior 25 years of paint, wallpaper and six di erent types of ” ooring. It was time to call in reinforcements. We recruited family and friends to help us transform the old Marons Furniture building on San Jose Boulevard into Encore Dcor Upscale Consignment Store. It has been a grass roots e ort from the beginning. We spent nights working on the building and spent our days and weekends at auctions and estate sales buying up inventory in Mandarin NewsLineWe are YOUR community newspaper!Everybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919 Girls Inc. of Jacksonville hosts Daddy Daughter Dancebe a night for them both to remember. And, it was! She looked so beautiful. She couldnt stop laughing when I tried to sing along to Justin Bieber. I heard her telling her friends about it for days,Ž Miller said. The Millers are just one of many Daddy Daughter couples dancing the night away to raise money for Girls Inc. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville President Beth Clark said the money raised from the dance will allow Girls Inc. to continue o ering free after-school programs for girls in some of the citys most economically challenged neighborhoods, focusing on pregnancy prevention, academic skills, economic literacy and self-esteem. We are very proud of the work weve been able to do at Girls Inc.,Ž said Clark. Because were here, a little girl doesnt have to go home to an empty house or worse, to a situation that isnt the safest while her parents may be a work.Ž Clark said this past year Girls Inc. was able to reach more than 2,000 girls in our AfterSchool, Literacy, Outreach and Summer Camp programs. The Daddy Daughter Dance Local business celebrates anniversaryBy Contributing Writer Kelley Langford, Owner, Encore Dcor Kelley Langford, Missi Langford and Mark Blyn of Encore Dcor at their fth anniversary celebration.is our biggest fundraiser. By buying a ticket you are helping girls in your community,Ž said Clark. The dance is Saturday, October 20 at the World Golf Village in St. Johns County from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and a keepsake photo for each daddy and daughter. Tickets for the Daddy Daughter Dance can be purchased online by visiting www. girlsincjax.org. Reservations are required. For more information about the dance or Girls Inc., please contact Beth Clark at 731-9933.preparation for opening. Weve learned much over the past “ ve years, the most important of which was that we couldnt do it alone. Today the store is managed by our partner Mark Blyn„he has a keen business acumen and he knows the industry. When you walk into the store you immediately recognize the other key to our success„the staging of the items. Kim Blyn heads up all merchandising and does an outstanding job. If you believe our customers, and I do, Encore Dcor is one of Mandarins favorite spots for the locals to shop. While word of mouth quickly spread throughout the entire Jacksonville market; today we are proud to o er the “ nest consignment items because of the relationships weve built with local designers, decorators, home builders and our community.

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2012 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Everyday healthcare made even easier. Convenient healthcare that “ts your lifestyle. To “nd one of the 12 convenient Jacksonville locations nearest you, visit CareSpot.com Everyday healthcare made even easier. Injured? Sick? Just click. Go online to check wait times, save your spot in line and make appointments. MANDARIN 12303 San Jose Blvd 904.288.0277 www.CareSpot.com APPOINTMENT 904.264.KIDS264KIDS.COM CALL OR VISITUS ONLINE TO ANSCHEDULE San Jose Blvd. SR 13Bartram Walk Race Track RoadLOCATED ABOVE BLACKSTONE GRILLE 112 BARTRAM OAKS WALK #203 | JACKSONVILLE, FL | 32259 NEED HELP NOW?Plumbing problems never happen at a convenient time, and fixing them is seldom as easy as you had hoped. Let our friendly, experienced plumber provide a quick solution to your problem. We have the tools and the skills to save you from unnecessary stress and frustration.(904) 294-7141 “Plumbing With Integrity“www.tdolanplumbing.com River Garden Gala is celebrating its 20th year of fundraising. This years event, sponsored by SunTrust, will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. The theme, A Walk through Our Emerald CityŽ will bene“ t the residents of the jewel of Jacksonville … our Home … River Garden Hebrew Home/Wolfson Health and Aging Center. This years Black Tie event will be chaired by Jeanine Rogozinski„a powerhouse of energy, enthusiasm and dedication, she will be leading over 80 volunteers to make this an outstanding success. There will be a silent auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing This October will serve as the 25th annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM serves as a time to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one, honor those who have survived domestic violence, recognize the progress that has been made in reducing domestic violence and to recommit to ending this devastating crisis. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. It does not discriminate. Domestic violence not only a ects those who are abused, but also has a substantial impact on family members, friends, co-workers and the community. Last year, more than 111,000 incidents of domestic violence River Garden announces 20th annual Gala By Contributing Writer Sharon Leahy, River Gardenand fabulous entertainment by Chez-zam, an exciting and versatile world-renowned theatrical dance troupe that will keep you on the dance ” oor. The gala is a major annual fundraising event. Approximately 50 percent of River Gardens residents receive Medicaid and the facility must raise roughly 1.3 million dollars annually to make up the di erence between the actual cost of care and the amount reimbursed through Medicaid. The philanthropic support of caring friends and members of the community is essential to the success of the Home. Dont miss the fun … the entire community is invited! Individual tickets begin at $250 and a special Junior Patron price is $175 is available to 40 and younger. Please call Kathy Osterer at 886-8430 or email kosterer@RiverGarden.org for more information.Go Purple! October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthBy Contributing Writer Dajana Mihaljevic, Hubbard House Internand 180 domestic violence related homicides were reported in the state of Florida alone. With these alarming statistics, Hubbard House, the certi“ ed domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, hopes that you will Go Purple this month to help raise awareness about this issue. We want to know what youre doing to Go Purple„tell us about your plans and share your photos on Hubbard Houses Facebook page or join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #igopurple on Twitter. In addition to the activities listed below, you can Go Purple by volunteering, making a donation or hosting a community bene“ t or collection drive to bene“ t victims of domestic violence. Go Purple by participating in a Domestic Violence Awareness Month activity: 31n31: October 1-31: Hubbard House will post statistics and/or blogs relating to domestic violence every day during October. Follow the posts at Facebook, www.facebook.com/ hubbardhouseinc or Twitter, www.twitter.com/hubbardhouse and share them to help increase awareness. Go Purple Online Oct. 1-31: Go Purple online by changing your social media pro“ le picture to Hubbard Houses Purple Ribbon icon. Dont forget to encourage your family and friends to do the same! Clothesline Project Exhibit … October 3: The Clothesline Project is an art exhibit created by domestic violence survivors at Hubbard House. Survivors tell their story by using words and/or artwork to decorate a shirt and once “ nished, they hang their shirt on the clothesline.Ž The Clothesline Project Exhibit will be displayed downtown on October 3 at the First Wednesday Art Walk at The Carling. Break the Silence Day October 11: In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, wear a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon throughout the day to help raise awareness. 18th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast … October 11, 7:30 a.m. … 9:00 a.m.: The 18th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Mrs. James S. Taylor and J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, will be held Thursday, October 11 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. This years breakfast will feature survivors who will bravely share their stories to help bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and to advocate for all victims and their children. All funds raised from this event support Hubbard House Emergency Shelter. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, please contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@hubbardhouse.org. For more information on all Hubbard House Domestic Violence Awareness Month events visit www.hubbardhouse.org. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the Hubbard House 24-hour hotline at 354-3114 or (800)500-1119. Mandarin NewsLineTo Advertise, contact: RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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Lace for daytime is in.Ž Its made of more coarse woven fabrics and in tones of rich colors like plum and bottle green or navy. Full length sheath dresses made in lacy fabrics hang on rounders ready for the early shoppers! This is a new wave of thinking for you edgy FFFs (Fashionable Florida Friends). Leather dresses and camisole tops in an array of colors are shown on the pages of the many thick periodicals piling up in my o ce mailbox. This takes the bar a lot higher than my black leather pants that I consider a fashion splurge! Layer a little leather jacket over your knee length sheath dresses for a great fall 12 combo! Colors are rich and are the traditional fallŽ hues that come to our minds like oranges, rust, gold and brown. Along with that, plum, burgundy and navy are showing their stu Ž too! So there is something for everyone out there no matter what your color palette might be. Legwear is big again this year and I love it! Patterned hosiery is still vogue alongside the opaque tights that we now consider a fashion staple. This legwear statement gives a nice “ nishedŽ look to any ensemble. Maybe we can thank Princess Kate for re-birthing the hosiery industry! Trench coats still rate high on the list and the little light weight parachute fabric ones rate high in my closet. I have several; after enjoying a little black one for several seasons I began picking up one here and there in fun colors and even one in a hounds-tooth print. When its a windy or overcast day I just throw one on over skinny black pants and walla! I am done!Ž Pencil skirts are a biggy; everyone looks nice with this little number on and your hemline can be anywhere thats good for you. You can top this look with something oversized or a smart compact little sweat-This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Total Recall, an action “ lm with science “ ction and adventure for adults and teens. Looks like even in the Movie ReviewTotal RecallDirected by: Len Wiseman. Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, and Bryan Cranston. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) VARSITY INSURANCE, INC.268-6365Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Working hard to win your insurance business. WE LOVE COMPETITION! Put us in the game! Don’t keep us on the sideline! Fashion UpdateFall 12By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designser set. Again, hosiery “ nishes this look nicely too. Pants are all over the place with wide big legs, skinny legs or boot cut legs. Whatever works for you is in! I love the wide palazzo look for a dressy look as we look forward to going into the holiday season (did I really say that?) Hues of blue are out there to replace our standard little black numbers. So you gals that look good in navy, buy it up this year because seasons go by that you cant “ nd a thing on the shelves in blue„especially navy shoes! What to wear to work? Suits! We have seen a return to the most foolproof way of taking care of business. Suits with a pull-together portrait: the two pieces match. Wear your suit with either a skirt or pant, but both are ” ared at the bottom. The jacket is tailored with shoulders high and waist nipped in. The desired impression is that you are in command, so heels and good posture are essential and I think hose are too, my FFFs.future, people want a life different from the one they lead. So, factory worker Doug Quaid, portrayed by Colin Farrell, feeling stagnant and seeking a change even though he loves his life and his wife, visits Rekall for memories of a lifetime. His wife, Lori Quaid, played by Kate Beckinsale, is not a part of that lifetime, but other memories surface before Rekall can even initiate his di erent life. During his visit, he somehow discovers that he is a spy and before he knows it he is in a “ ght for his life. Not only at Rekall, but at home as well, life is not what he has always believed. His loving wife is now part of those he has to “ ght just to “ nd the truth of his own existence. Cohagen, performed by Bryan Cranston, is not just one of the countrys leaders, but seems to hold the key to Quaids, now otherwise known as Hausers past and the truths and “ ctions being uncovered. Underground forces led by Melina, portrayed by Jessica Biel, may also have answers for Hauser and a means of escape. Cohagen plans for domination of their planet and expects the return of Hauser to complete not only the mission but destroy the resistance. The early memory recovery at Rekall may have just monkey-wrenched or saved the future of the planet. The “ lm starts with fastpaced action and subtlety in leading Quaid to Rekall through the direction of Len Wiseman. There is much more in special e ects and shoot-outs than real story through the rest of the movie. Romance is limited to the very end for Hauser and Melina, thought it is hard to determine if there is just little chemistry between Biel and Farrell or if it is in the way it is written and directed. More sparks are observed between Biel and Beckinsale in the never-ending chick-“ ght that has to be included in movies of this nature than their relationships with Farrell. The original movie had frequent bits of comedy that have been completely left out of this version and are sorely missed. Action movies with little story need a dose of comedy. Again, the action and special e ects are well done and hold your attention, but little else in this movie does so. As a new version, it would probably have been better if I had not enjoyed the original. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 27,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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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 Mark your calendars to come out and support the Mandarin Mustangs because Mandarin Highs “ rst ever Homecoming Parade has been set to take place on Friday, October 19! The parade is going to start around 11:30 in the morning at Palmetto Leaves Regional Park and it will end back at the high school at 1:00 p.m. The 48 clubs, sports teams and band are going to be marching, riding on colorful ” oats or driving in their decked out vehicles with the theme Mustang Pride / Beat Spruce Creek Hawks.Ž About 750 students are expected to be participating. This new event has required a lot of preparation because not a many high schools have a parade. The PTSAs (Parent Teacher tions as an education method, and strictly enforcing tra c laws. To avoid becoming a victim of a crash, you should always adhere to the following safe driving tips: Wear your seat belt! Seatbelts save lives and when worn properly, they prevent you from being thrown around the inside of a crashing vehicle or through the windshield and ” ung completely out of the vehicle. Do not drink and drive! Alcohol causes a number of impairments that lead to car accidents. Even at low bloodalcohol levels, intoxication reduces reaction time and coordination and lowers inhibitions. If you have been drinking use a designated non-drinking driver or take a cab. Do not talk or text on cell phones while driving. Cell phones can take your focus away from the task at hand which is arriving safely at your destination. It isnt just cell phones that cause distractions; eating, applying makeup, “ ddling with or interacting with passengers also diverts a drivers attention in potentially deadly ways. Do not follow too closely. Most experts recommend a three-second rule.Ž Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast or not using your signals may cause an accident. Take your time and obey posted speed limits. If you really need to get there as fast as possible, theres one fool-proof solution: Leave earlier. Avoid driving when youre tired and be aware that some medications can cause drowsiness and make operating a vehicle very dangerous. Do not take these tips for granted! They may save your life. Safety tips cont. from pg. 1MHS HappeningsIts parade time at Mandarin High School!By Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentStudent Association) president, Doug Stovall, said that they had to “ ll out paperwork and present the idea to the city in order to be able to get permission to have the parade and shut down Greenland Road. The PTSA really encourages the public to come out and watch the parade and they want to get the high school more involved in the community. I really want Mandarin to be a positive in” uence in the community and thats why I really want people who dont even have any relation to the school to come out and see the parade,Ž said Stovall. This is only the beginning of yet another tradition at Mandarin High and it is going to be something that is going to bring more Mustang spirit to the Mandarin area. The students of MHS are ready and looking forward to the parade and they are hoping to see the whole community get together to witness it! Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comCan you believe the kids have already been back-toschool for nearly a month? Maybe we should have called it back-to-car instead. Backto-carpooling, back-to-driving to soccer practice and dance and the library. With all this car time, I thought Id remind myself and you of the nursery song, Be careful little ears, what you hear.Ž Does your mind go straight to the radio? Mine does. Most days I play the positive music of 91.7 The Promise. Every song is safe for the whole family, the DJs dont cuss and its allaround edifying. But there are some days I want to drive fast with the windows down singing along to the 90s alternative of my high school days. Creeds My Own PrisonŽ doesnt present too many problems but so many others, like Green Days BasketcaseŽwhich I used to assure my Mom was harmlessare too crass for the innocent little ears in the backseat. Im grateful Ive gained the discernment I didnt have 14 years ago! A wise, older friend gave me advice when Ben was little„ dont rush growing up. He reminded me that its important for kids to gain new privileges as they grow older. When choosing music and movies for our family, I try to keep this in mind. I save things for them to grow into.Ž No PG-13 at six years old here and likewise I Purposeful ParentingOh be careful little ears...ŽBy Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comdont want them singing catchy lyrics they dont understand or that Id be ashamed if they did! Oh be careful little ears what you hear! More than focusing on what our children shouldnt listen to, though, lets make sure we “ ll our time with encouraging things: € Talk with your kids in the car! € Drill math facts, states and capitols, and Spanish wordsmake it a fun game and then you have less homework to do at home € Check out stories on CD to listen to when youre in the car together € Choose favorite songs and sing together, laugh together, enjoy one another! € Listen, listen, listen! Speaking of listening... car time can be the perfect opportunity to catch up on phone calls. Lately I “ nd myself spending more time cultivating friendships with my girlfriends than with my children. Do you build relationship with your child with the goal of developing a friendship to last a lifetime? There is a lot I dont know, but one thing I do know for sure is that every child is unique and beautiful. I pray that as you spend time in the car itll be full of sweet memories and allow you a unique window into your childs heart. School Bus SafetyOn a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop.Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2012 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422 ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Reconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church 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 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizer MEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 10/31/12. Happy Halloween from: A uthe M M M EXI CA H H H a a a p D 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard St. Joseph Catholic School will host its ninth annual Fall Fun and Craft Show ExtravaganzaŽ on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. The show will offer a wide variety of crafts, gifts and unique items from many talented vendors. The show is on, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome and admission is free to all. For vendor information, please call 268-6688. 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 praise settings. The services are open to all and all are invited and welcome to receive Holy Communion. Services will be held beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 at the Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road. Church of Our Saviour was founded in 1880 by a motley group of Church of England members, Episcopalians and members of other denominations drawn to the idea of starting a new church in the Anglican mode. The nucleus of the petitioning congregation was a group, who had met for years for Bible ReadingsŽ with Professor Calvin E. Stowe and his famous wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe. By November 1883, the ” edgling congregation had built a small frame church, plain but beautifully crafted. Disaster and destruction came to the pretty little church on the riverbank with the arrival of Hurricane Dora in September 1964. In an e ort to honor its past and retain the special charm of the original building, precious items The Jacksonville Jewish Center would like to thank our congregants, school children and their parents and the Jewish community for their outstanding generosity in donating to our annual High Holy Days food drive, Donate the Weight. Thanks to everyones e orts we raised over 4,000 pounds of food to be sent to the Jewish Family and Community Services Agencys food pantry and to Second Harvest of Jacksonville. The amount of food donated Math for adults! Do these words describe your worst subject: decimals, fractions, factorization, prime numbers, exponents, integers, roots, graphs, equations and others in school math? Would you like to make these easily understood? We are o ering free classes to those who still want to learn these things through a retired professor who enjoys teaching and who has helped many a student over this brick wall. Please call Mandarin United Methodist Church at 268-5549 or Jean at 861-5318 for day/time of class and to register. Plan an early October start with one hour of class and one hour of free questions on any math subject. 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. JaxFilmFest presents, The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,Ž a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boys wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human. JaxFilmFest is presenting this exhilarating and moving documentaryŽ on Thursday, November 1 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Tickets are available online, $10 adult, $5 student. Please visit www.jax“ lmfest.com. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring “ lmmaker Churchill Roberts, University of Florida; “ lm animator Danny McKnight; Terezin survivor Robert Fischer; and Holocaust educator John Iorii. For more information, please contact Jules Delamar, director, at 654-6549 or director@jax“ lmfest.com.Shall we gather at the River?salvaged from the debris were used in the building of the new church and chapel. The chapel contains everything from the old church, either ful“ lling its original purpose or adapted for another use. The vision of the Church of Our Saviour is to be an evergrowing center for worship, spiritual growth and support Blessing of the Animals will be held in the Chapel in the Woods at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard on Sunday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes, cats and other creatures must be in kennels or carrying cases. We will have a time for a blessing of each animal. There will be a photo opportunity for you and your pets. 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, October 3: Spiritual, Not Religious; Wednesday, October 10: Hey, Good Lookin; Wednesday, October 17: Curing Healthcare; Wednesday, October 24: Does God Have A Plan For You? And Wednesday, October 31: Same Sex Marriage. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LTCHopeJAX.com. for our parish family and the community using the beauty of the location and the talents of our dedicated members; and to be a leader in service, outreach and mission as we go forth from this Holy Ground in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit the COOS website at www.coos.org.Donate the Weight food drive a big success this year surpassed last years drive. The food items will be distributed to the many people who are going hungry in Jacksonville. The High Holy Days gives us an opportunity to engage in teshuvah as a communityƒ.to accept responsibility for the world we live in and to commit to making it better. We encourage everyone to continue bringing food and toiletries to the Center. The Operation Isaiah food drive is a year-round program at the Center. Unemployment is rising and people are hungry all year. Contributions can be dropped o at the Centers front lobby in the food carts or in the lobby of the Martin Gottlieb school wing. Marty and Mimi Kaufman are co-chairs of our food drives and urge everyone to continue participating in this mitzvah. The Jacksonville Jewish Center is located at 3662 Crown Point Road in Mandarin.

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The NMSC, a not-for-pro“ t organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 speci“ cally to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCs goals of honoring the nations scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.Two Mandarin High School students named National Merit Semi nalistsAbout 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semi“ nalists, representing less than one percent of United States high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 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The conditioning that was emphasized over the summer will propel the team into its season and should be enough to return the girls to the state meet. As explained by Coach Hope Treece, We know we are in probably the toughest region in the state so we know we will have to work extra hard to make it back to the state meet this year.Ž Former PLAYERS Champion Fred Funk will be among the golfers competing in the WinnDixie Jacksonville Open at Dyes Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass from October 18 through 21. This is the third year for this event which is part of the Web. com Tour, formerly known as the Nationwide Tour. Funk, now 56 years old, is a long-time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach. He won THE PLAYERS back in 2005 and will be competing in the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open for the “ rst time. He does most of his playing on the Champions Tour these days, but his fan club known as Funks PunksŽ will be on hand to cheer The di erence between fall “ shing and summer “ shing on the St. Johns River is that the “ sh are usually a little bit bigger in the fall. A lot of these bigger “ sh are the same “ sh youve been trying to catch all summer long but have managed to avoid your bait or got tossed back for another day. After spending the last “ ve or six months gorging themselves on crabs, clams, bait“ sh and shrimp, many of these “ sh have managed to add to their length and girth. The size and quality of “ sh we experience in the fall is usually directly related to how well the shrimp are running for that year. Our annual shrimp run peaks in the early weeks of fall Local Sports SceneFred Funk headlines eld for Winn-Dixie Jacksonville OpenBy Chad Cushnirhim on. Another local favorite, Je Klauk, hopes to compete in this event as well. The St. Augustine resident grew up playing at TPC Sawgrass where his father was the course superintendent for many years. Klauk has spent more than a year away from competitive golf because of medical issues. Hes been suffering from seizures for years, but they now seem to be under control thanks to a couple procedures and medication. If he is able to play in his hometown event, he will also have a large following on the course. In other news, the season is underway for the Jacksonville Bullies, a new professional indoor lacrosse team. There are three home games scheduled in October and all of these events will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Former Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews will be the guest speaker at the Jacksonville Seminole Clubs meeting on October 9. This event will take place at Latitude 30 on Philips Highway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Latitude 30 is also the of“ cial away game headquarters for the Jaguars. Fans can take advantage of food and drink specials during each Jaguars MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie CleghornThe team has gained several freshmen to add to the mix and will build on the experience of Martins and the other seniors to propel them to greatness. According to Treece there is a lot of young talent that will contribute signi“ cantly to the team as well. And, when asked about the expectations for this season, Treece responded, Im expecting big things.Ž Mustang cross country teams will attend the FSU Invitational on October 6 and the “ rst Mustang Invitational on October 20. The swimming and diving teams have also been preparing for their seasons ahead. Several seniors will step up to lead the teams including Clayton Alvarez, Daniel Sugishita and Dalton Goss. Goss is a new addition to the diving team this year, but his experience in gymnastics will propel him to be an excellent diver. And as for the female divers, junior Kelbie Dern has proven that she can hold her own in competition. Overall, Mustang swimming and diving continues to prepare with intensity for their upcoming meets. Alvarez is optimistic about the season and says, I think itll be a good year.Ž And big congratulations to the football team who defeated Atlantic Coast in their “ rst regular season game 22-20. The Mustangs pulled out the victory in the last four seconds with a “ eld goal kicked by Nick Vogel between the uprights to place Mandarin two points ahead of the Stingrays. The team also defeated Creekside by a score of 28-14 with the aid of Leroy Perry who ran for two touchdowns and rushed 161 yards. The Mustangs will play away at Sandalwood on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. and home against Spruce Creek on October 19 at 7:00 p.m. as well.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkawhich often leads to superb St. Johns River “ shing for a variety of fresh and saltwater species. Red“ sh, sea trout, weak“ sh, ” ounder, croaker, sheepshead, drum and more can be expected to make a showing at some point this fall to take advantage of the shrimp dinners the river will be o ering. Docks, bridges, holes, channels and sandbars will all be locations youll want to give a try. This years shrimp run has been slower than an average year, but great considering how much rain we have received. Despite the rain, we have shrimp in the river as far south as Green Cove with heavier concentrations closer to town and beyond. Doctors Lake, Shands Bridge, Ortega River railroad bridge and the mouth of Julington Creek are all spots to try the next time you go shrimping. With the arrival of fall we have still have a lot of “ shing and shrimping to look forward to on the St. Johns River. Fatter “ sh, more species and shrimp make fall one of the best times of year to “ sh. Fishing Report: Bass “ shing has been good up in the creeks. A strong croaker and yellowmouth bite almost anywhere in the river. Docks are holding red“ sh. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.road game. Team mascot Jaxson de Ville and cheerleaders from The Roar of the Jaguars will also be in attendance at Latitude 30 for each road game. Finally, for you runners out there, the Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Saturday, October 6 at EverBank Field. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K is scheduled for October 20 at Metropolitan Park. The Gator Bulldog 5K is set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, the night before the Florida-Georgia game. This race will begin at Hemming Plaza downtown. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Happy Halloween October 31, 2012

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Locally, this marine environment contains bridges, cable crossings, a major naval aviation base and periodic “ reworks and air shows. The greater locally accessible area includes ports, a city waterfront, major sports and cultural venues, hospitals, fuel depots, a power plant and two naval bases. In todays environment, all these features require heightened vigilance to protect them from crime, environmental damage, terrorism and sabotage. Americas Waterway Watch is a nationwide initiative similar to the well known and successful Neighborhood Watch program that asks community members to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement agencies. In addition to publicizing the program, the Auxiliarys role includes response as any observant citizen and willingness to assist the reporting of any marine observation, such as a suspected pollution dumping, through your contact with our patrols or members. It is important to know what to report and how to report it, but acting on your suspicion is the key. Suspicious activity is a pattern of behavior that arouses a gut feelingŽ Every two months the Extension Service publishes the newsletter A New Leaf.Ž The current issue for September/October is a mine of information on what to plant, what insects and bugs to watch out for and also lists upcoming classes. One event, on September 29, is the 10th annual GardenFest. If you catch this in time, you can be sure of an informative day, with The community is invited to the Mandarin Garden Club Mandarin Garden Club newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubfor a program titled Gardening in Good Health on October 18 at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Steven Nickels, board certi“ ed nutritionist and chiropractic physician in Mandarin. All are invited to this informative, fun and free event. No reservation required. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or checkout the website http:// home.comcast. net/~harper113. Mark your calendar for the garden clubs annual Trash to TreaMandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: Fall, winter and spring are the seasons that lettuce grows in Jacksonville. Now is the time to sprinkle any variety of leaf lettuce seeds in a pot or plot. You will be harvesting tender baby lettuce in just a few weeks. Harvest your lettuce by cutting the leaves an inch above the base. New lettuce leaves will grow back over and over again.sure Sale to be held on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be “ lled with household items, electronics, furniture and toys, all donated by club members. Also, back by popular demand the clubs third annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If vendors are interested in participating, only oautside spaces are still available. Please email the club for details. The deadline for vendor registration is November 7.The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club, cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H and nonperishable, unexpired food items and toiletries donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateAmericas Waterway WatchBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8that something is not right. This program thrives on reports from local boaters who are familiar with what is a departure from normal.Ž Trust your intuition, but remember it is the behavior of individuals that is suspicious, not their ethnic, religious or national origin. While time is important in most cases, some activities relate to ongoing issues so dont ignore something you noticed recently or forgot to call in. Your information may not result in a headline, but may be a key event to understand a pattern of activity. For your safety, report whatever triggers your suspicion while remaining unknown to those engaged in the activity. The basic report includes colors, year, make, license and special features like motors, name or antennae. As with an accident report, the Who, What, Where, When and How answers pertain. Along with the basis of your suspicion, those are what you will be asked. If you want more information and videos see the website http://aww. aww-sp.com/Americas_Waterway_Watch/Home.html To report suspicious activity; call the National Response Center at 877-24WATCH (877249-2824. If there is immediate danger to life or property, call 911. You can also call the United States Coast Guard on Channel 16, although that open transmission could alert an astute perpetrator.GardeningThe Extension Service„what can it do for you?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASexpert speakers on pest management, the value of trees, water conservation and vegetable gardening hot tips. Find the newsletter at http://duval.ifas.u” .edu/lg_new_ leaf_news.shtml To get a personal e-copy every two months, call Becky Davidson at 255-7450. If you are a Duval resident and you dont have internet access, the Extension Service can mail you a paper copy. Soil tests can be a valuable tool to enable you to determine which plants might be more successful in your yard. The classic example might be azaleas, which thrive on acidic soils. The Extension Service o ers free pH tests for Duval county residents. Refer to the following link for instructions on how to obtain soil samples for testing, or call the Extension Service at 255-7450. (http://duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/Howtotakeasoiltestsampleweb.pdf) If you belong to a garden group or other organization, Duval County Master Gardeners can be called upon to speak on a variety of garden-related topics. Interested? Call Becky Davidson at 255-7450. Finally, every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Master Gardeners are available to help solve your gardening problems. Just call 255-7450 and ask to speak to one. Next month, planting tips to encourage birds to feed and nest in your yard. No … it doesnt have to be all bird feeders and nesting boxes. In the meantime, those fall migrants will be coming through and winter visitors will be arriving. Happy birding! Mandarin NewsLine’sElection 2012Section coming in our N ovember 2012 issue!To Advertise: RT@RTPublishinginc.com

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Youth ages nine to 17 seek to improve themselves and the community by setting and achieving goals for academic and behavioral improvement, increasing physical activity and Jaguars Foundation kicks o the 2012 Honor Rows seasoneating more nutritionally and providing volunteer community service. Program duration is a minimum of eight weeks. The youth also take an anti-substance abuse pledge to abstain from illegal drugs, tobacco products and alcohol. The childs parents or guardians co-sign the pledge card agreeing to support the youth in their promise. Historically, with assistance from parents, mentors and agency sta more than 90 percent of youth meet their goals and earn their seat. In addition to a game day ticket, Honor Rows participants receive a complimentary meal, tee-shirt, cap, pledge card and certi“ cate of completion. During the game, Jaguars team owners Ann and Shad Khan, along with the entire Jaguars organization and fans acknowledge the youth and their accomplishments. Game day volunteers provided through the United Way of Northeast Florida ensure that the youth have a safe and enjoyable game day experience. Honor Rows is the largest of the Foundations charitable seating programs, which also includes Honoring Our Troops,Ž in partnership with the greater Jacksonville USO, which provides home game tickets for families whose parent(s) are on or returning from deployment with the armed services; youth football associations in lowincome neighborhoods; Ronald McDonald House families and others. The Foundation allocates more than 11,800 charitable grants with a value exceeding $430,000 worth of home game seats to charitable purposes annually. Following are the 2012 Honor Rows grant recipients and their assigned home game: October 7: Chicago Bears Andrew Jackson High School Child Guidance Center Duval Juvenile Residential Hubbard House Jewish Family and Community Services Metro Kids Konnection Shands Jacksonville St. Augustine Youth Services November 4: Detroit Lions Davis Performing Arts Empowerment Resources Inc. Guardian Catholic Schools HOPE worldwide MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation Nassau County 4-H Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Police Athletic League, Jacksonville Sanctuary on 8th Street November 25: Tennessee Titans Community Connections of Jacksonville YMCA Floridas First Coast December 9: New York Jets Best Buddies International, Jacksonville Communities in Schools of Nassau County Communities in Schools of St. Johns County Duval County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation December 23: New England Patriots Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Bethel Baptist Institutional Church The Bridge of Northeast Florida Heart to Heart Christian Academy The Potters House Christian Academy YMCA of Baker CountyShowing our team colorsBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third grade teacher and faculty Student Council advisor, St. Joseph Catholic School several nonuniform days in which the students pay to participate. Each of these non-uniform days is used as a way for the students to support a worthwhile charity or organization. This year the school will support the Mandarin Food Bank, St. Michaels Soldiers, Divine Mercy House and the Donna Deegan Foundation to name a few. For our “ rst nonuniform day the students and faculty wore jeans with teal and black shirts, which are the school colors or Jaguar shirts in support of our local NFL team. 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This year is also the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stetsons good friend, folk legend Woody Guthrie, famous for such songs as This Land is Your Land,Ž Pastures of PlentyŽ and So Long its Been Good to Know You.Ž During the 1940s and 50s, Guthrie stayed several times with Stetson Kennedy at Kennedys home at Beluthahatchee. There he wrote over 80 songs about Florida, including Guthries campaign song for Kennedys Senate run against George Smathers. That song was rerecorded for younger audiences by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Kennedys home on State Road 13, where Guthrie wrote his autobiography, Seeds of Man, is a National Literary Landmark and is currently being renovated as a museum. The St. Johns River Farmers Market invites friends, family and fans to celebrate Kennedys 96th birthday by enjoying folk music, folk arts and crafts, fresh produce from regional farmers, abundant food and exhibits by organizations related to Kennedys work. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit historic Alpine Groves Park and take the shuttle to Beluthahatchee Park. Visitors may tour the grounds, view Woody Guthrie artifacts and the Stetson Kennedy Palmetto Country exhibit and preview the documentary about Stetson Kennedys life. North Florida Folk Network musicians, including Bob Patterson, Al Poindexter and RiverRise, Alva Allen and Paul Gar“ nkel will perform at the market site in Alpine Groves Park. Patterson is the 2010 recipient of the Stetson Kennedy Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award, for his Florida songs and storytelling and Best Florida SongŽ of the 2011 North Florida FolkFest. This event is co-sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, The North Florida Vendors Association, the North Florida Folk Network and the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department. For further information, please visit www.stetsonkennedy.com. For vendor information, please contact nfva.org@ gmail.com. Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine!

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We also oer Garage Cabinets, Ceiling Racks and Kayak and Surf Board Racks FREE Estimate & FREE Installation % FINANCING* The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce recently released a graphic detailing the locations of car crashes and fatalities on the Southside and the Mandarin area. It shows locations of a particularly disturbing problem of pedestrians being hit and killed. Believe it or not, many times the pedestrian is at fault. And this year this statistic is markedly up over other years. Assistant Chief Bobby Deal, At the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, students not only get an exceptional 21st century academic education, they are also receiving an award-winning Values Education which is imparted through experience.Every Friday, during the Jewish Studies block, middle school students leave campus to put into action what they are learning in class. For example, the students learn the importance of feeding the hungry by preparing lunch bags to be delivered to the families of MaliVai Washington Foundation, volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank and collecting money and shopping for Thanksgiving meals each year so less fortunate families can enjoy Thanksgiving. The students also volunteer their time at Mt. Herman Exceptional Learning Center, Beauclerc Elementary and Dignity You Wear to name just a few.This Mitzvah Program was designed to help students learn the importance of Acts Local students learn real world compassionBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day Schoolof Kindness, whether its visiting the sick, visiting the elderly or just helping out to make life easier for another human being. Students re ect on their experience each week on their personal blogs that are set up through the school. Through rst hand experience, MJGDS students are instilled with leadership and motivational skills that they take on to high school and beyond.Safety tips to help reduce upswing of traf c accidents in MandarinBy Karl Kennell Mandarin NewsLinesElection 2012Section coming in our November 2012 issue!To Advertise: RT@RTPublishinginc.com as the zone commander for the Southside including Mandarin, has become particularly vigilant about this disturbing issue. He has asked that we share with the residents of Mandarin particularly the need to become aware and alert and to become more cautious as we travel our local streets. Since January 1, 2012 there have been 25 tra c fatalities for Zone 3, which includes the Mandarin area. Eight were drug or alcohol related. Most of the fatalities were caused by careless driving which encompasses many violations such as texting while driving and following too closely. Another issue that is rising in Jacksonville citywide is the number of vehicle/pedestrian crashes. In 2011 there were 11 tra c fatalities involving pedestrians and as of September 14, 2012 there have been 23. Of the 23 crashes, three occurred in Zone 3 which represents 12 percent of the total. The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is proactively addressing the fatalities and tra c crashes through prevention, intervention and enforcement. These methods include the following, but are not limited to: Utilizing the Smart Trailer in high frequency crash areas which displays your speed; O cers conducting weekly tra c spot checks and educating the drivers, public service announcements, conducting tra c safety check points, educating teen drivers, utilizing warning citaWhen a group of teens gather in a garage to become a band, their journey usually doesnt lead them out to the road. However, two years ago when one such group decided to name themselves after just what it takes to strike out and begin the journey to become a hit, appropriately they named their group State of Mind. The band originally was comprised of just drummer Jacob White, lead guitarist William Bishop, a bass player and a female vocalist. Initially they were performing cover songs of classic rock, country, pop and blues. They made a few changes and a couple of additions to the band and have moved to the Its just a State of Mind for teen bandBy Karl Kennellnext levelout of the garage into being recognized as the next up and coming pop/rock band. Their talent has in just two years catapulted them into the limelight by completing the recording of their rst full length album of originals. Over that same two years, these teens have performed and wowed the crowds at a lot of venues. In addition to performing at festivals and fairs all over Florida, they have had multiple appearances at the Suwannee River Jam in Live Oak, Florida and a weekend of shows at Six Flags Over Georgia. Original band member White is a sophomore at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park. He has played the drums since he was ve years old. His favorite drummer of all time is John Bohman of Led Zeppelin. White also plays bass guitar, banjo and electric guitar. Ever at home behind the drums, his favorites State of Mind cont. on pg. 14 Safety tips cont. on pg. 20

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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 The River City Womens Club will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on October 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Ramada Inn Mandarin. Joe Abb Overby, a local author, will be the guest speaker. He will entertain the group with a view of Mayport and the Beaches. The Florida native has written Acres Aweigh! which deals with the history of the area. For reservations, please call 262-8719. The October General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program, A Minute to Win It will be by Group 4 of the members. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. Get ready for the best Festa Italiana ever. Mark your Calendars for Friday, October 19 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. We will have delicious homemade meatballs, pizzas, chicken parmesan, eggplant rolatini, pasta, sausage and peppers not to mention the over the top cannolis, cheesecakes and more. We will have ve di erent bounce houses for the kids and some specials for them as well. Souvenirs, music, dancing and more are on the agenda! Plan to come and have a fabulous family weekend. We will also be hosting our Sunday dinner and general meeting on Sunday October 16 when nominations for the 2013 o cers and board members will be taken. Final votes will be at our November meeting. See you all at Festa! The annual Trash to Treasure Sale will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be lled with household items, electronics, furniture and toys, all donated by club members. The clubhouse is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandringardenclub@comcast.net. 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 include park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association (RHA) will once again be among those who observe and participate in the 2012 National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, October 2. As a national event sponsored locally by the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce, planned activities are designed to strengthen each neighborhood, increase crime prevention awareness, police/neighborhood relationships and increase support and participation in neighborhood watch programs run by local law enforcement. The RHA will be holding an ice cream social that evening with JSO o cers invited to attend and speak informally with neighbors. Previously held in August, the JSO rescheduled this event to October in hopes of milder weather for participants. For further information on National Night Out, please contact the JSO Community A airs O ce at 630-2160. Harriet Beecher Stowe speaks to us again! The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society will present a special lecture on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Author Dr. John T. Foster, Jr. will be speaking about his new book, Calling Yankees to Florida Harriet Beecher Stowes Forgotten Tourist Articles. Its time to plant fall owers! The Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, October 3 at 4:00 p.m. Children ages ve through14 are welcome. We will be constructing our garden plots and planting fall vegetables and owers. Meetings are held monthly on the Duval County early release Wednesdays. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Happy planting! The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at the Mandarin Library! The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball 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 our October class or visit our website at www.north oridaahec.org.Whats New cont. on pg. 6Copies of this coupon are not accepted.

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There has been a great deal of interest throughout northeast and central Florida in recent months about Silver Springs, said District Governing Board Chairman Lad Daniels. This is an ideal time for sta to share with the board and the public the scienti c knowledge the District has about the springs and how we plan to move forward with our commitment to springs protection. Through the collection of ow and water quality data, District sta has con rmed four key facts about Silver Springs: The springshed boundary has been fairly stable. Since 1995, groundwater pumping has varied and most recently has declined. Water quality has declined. Spring ow is closely tied to rainfall. While there have been increases in water use since 1995 in Marion County, usage has declined each year between 2006 and 2010. Less than average spring ows from 1985 to 2010 have also correlated with lessthan-average rainfall during the same time period. From 1970 to 1985, when there was average rainfall, spring discharges were also average. The Florida Department of Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval CountyOur o ce is encouraging all eligible citizens to be Election Day Ready on November 6! All registered voters in Duval County are eligible to cast a ballot in this November 6 General Election. So are you Election Day Ready? Follow these helpful hints and it will ensure that you are Election Day Ready for the upcoming General Election: Voters may check their voter Are You Ready for November 6?registration status by clicking on the Voter Status tab on our website www.Duvalelections.com. Voters may become a Registered Voter by completing a Voter Registration Application by clicking on the Register to Vote tab on our website. Books close on October 9. Early voting will take place at 16 Early Voting Sites located conveniently around Duval County from October 27 through November 3. Voters in Mandarin may Vote Early at the South Mandarin Library or Mandarin Regional Library. Duval County Election Day Precinct locations have changed. To locate your precinct click the Precinct Finder tab on our website. Hint: If you only provide your house number and street name, it will be easier for the program to locate your precinct. Voters are encouraged to view their Sample Ballot prior to Election Day. To view your Sample Ballot please click on Sample Ballot under News on our website. Avoid spending hours in line to cast your vote on November 6. Request a Vote by Mail ballot by 5:00 p.m. on October 31. Remember: Vote by Mail ballots must be returned to either of the Supervisor of Elections O ces by 7:00 p.m. on November 6. Voters may not drop o a Vote by Mail ballot at a precinct on Election Day. Call the Elections Center or click Vote by Mail tab on our website to request your ballot. Precincts will be open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Updating a signature, changing the address of your legal residence within Duval County or changing your name may be completed now or on Election Day. For more information about Early Voting, precinct changes or to request a Vote by Mail ballot please visit our website: www.Duvalelections.com or by becoming a friend of ours on Facebook at Duval County Supervisor of Elections. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure we conduct fair, accurate and accessible elections in 2012 with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. I am con dent that this November 6 General Election will be a monumental election because of the active role Duval County voters play in the electoral process.St. Johns District focused on springs protectionBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management District Environmental Protection (DEP) is in the process of establishing total maximum daily loads for Silver Springs, which will result in a reduction of the amount of nutrient loading to the springs. The DEP has continued its efforts to restore Silver Springs by committing $1 million to water quality improvement projects. In addition to presenting what is already known about Silver Springs, District sta shared plans for the continued gathering of information on springs. Topics to be discussed at upcoming board meetings in October and November include: Analysis of possible factors a ecting the relationship between rainfall and spring ow in recent years Factors contributing to increased nutrient loading Updated springshed water budget Proposed minimum ows and levels (MFLs) recommendations Advertise inMandarin NewsLineMandarins Community NewspaperIts good for business!886-4919RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District Journal By Contributing Writer Tommy Hazouri, School Board Representative, District 7 You Deserve Quality Legal Representation at a Rate You Can Afford 904.379.848610175 Fortune Parkway, Suite 203 Convenient location near the Avenues Mallwww.myjaxfamilylaw.com Mention this ad for a free consult Sara Beth Frazier, Esq. 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd #403 880-3292www.pickettbrothersjewelers.comHighest price paid. Stop by for a free evaluation. CA$Hfor Gold 20% additional with adExp.10/31/12We buy diamonds 1 Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Christopher Thompson, CFP, CRPCVice PresidentInvestment Ocer Direct 904-273-7908 christopher.thompson@wellsfargoadvisors.comInvestment and Insurance Products: NOT FDIC Insured NO Bank Guarantee MAY Lose Value Wells Fargo Advisors is a registered broker-dealer and separate non-bank afliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Member SIPC. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. 0512-1909 [84976-v2] A1507 On November 13, I will be leaving the School Board after having the privilege of serving you for eight wonderful years. While we all recognize there is no silver bullet when it comes to public education, our district has come to see how successes can come big and small through having outstanding teachers and principals, involved parents and, of course, our thousands of students who are willing to work, learn and graduate to meet the challenges of our global economy. Our Mandarin schools have become a shining example of what every school can look like. And many do. But we must also remember, no matter how successful we are (All As), even the highly successful schools have their challenges. It is my hope and expectations that the next board member from District 7 will look at our schools in Mandarin and say, Lets keep up the good work, become even more successful and work to have the same successes from every school in Duval County. This is a new day in education. Private schools, parochial schools, home schools, virtual schools and, of course, public schools can all serve our childrens educational needs. Some better than others. However, I believe many school board candidates, not just in Duval County, but throughout the country are nding political support along with hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars that are being spent, to undermine public education by Solantic Urgent Care centers recently transitioned to a new brand: CareSpot. A broad variety of walk-in and scheduled medical services are available, including urgent care, well care and occupational health. Over the past few weeks, signi cant changes have been underway with remodeling and other cosmetic upgrades. However, CareSpot is more than a new name, logo or a fresh coat of paint its a company with a new leadership team and a new direction thats been in the works for months. Shane Strickland, center manager at the Mandarin center explains, Our new name leads o with Care and that refers to our commitment to delivering outstanding care with exemplary service. For quite some time, weve been working to make signi cant improvements in compassionate care. Were excited about the name change and all it means for us as a team important training and procedures have been put into funding charter schools backed by national organizations that would basically leave every public school behind. I believe with all of my heart, soul and mind that public education is the very foundation on which our country was built. To undermine Americas e orts to provide genuine educational excellence to every child, at the expense of any child, would deter and deny our e orts to meet the challenges that have always made America great. We test. We hold our school systems, teachers and students accountable. We like to say every child can learn. And, although we read the criticism of some of our public schools, our children are learning, our graduation rates are climbing, dropouts have decreased immensely, we have more A and B schools than ever before and have witnessed in the past several years our Duval County schools greatest successes. These are your public schools. Yes we recognize we still have a long way to go, but the road we travel has picked up those who have been left behind and now we see greater successes than ever before. And speaking of continued success! It is worth noting how well our AICE (Advanced International Certi cate of Education) students did on their AICE examinations for the 2011-2012 school year. Ninety-two percent of the candidates for the AICE Diploma earned the prestigious AICE Diploma based on Junes assessments these were Class of 2012 seniors. That is 91 out of 99 students who took the tests passed the tests. This is a very impressive statistic. Our underclassmen results were equally impressive and once disaggregated, we will provide you with that additional information. Superintendent Search Update: As you read this October edition of Mandarin NewsLine, we should have selected our new superintendent. We have met with our search rm, narrowed our selections and held our rst round of interviews with the nalists. They are, in alphabetical order, Dr. Kriner Cash, outgoing superintendent for the Memphis City Public Schools; Dale Robbins, retired associate superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools; and Dr. Nikolai Vitti, chief academic o cer of the Miami-Dade Public Schools. Important Dates: October 2: School Board Meeting, Cline Auditorium, 6:00 p.m. October 3: Early Dismissal Day October 17: Early Dismissal Day October 26: Teacher Planning Day Thought for the Month: If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. ~Lucius Annaeus SenecaA new direction in urgent care for Mandarinplace to improve our level of care and our new name re ects that. Regional Marketing Manager Linda Creamons adds, Our name includes Spot as a nod to providing optimal convenience for our customers. With 12 centers in North Florida and another coming soon in Yulee, we have many locations close to your home and work. Plus, our new website CareSpot.com allows customers to compare wait times, save a spot in line or make a future appointment. You can even do it on your phone! New online and mobile tools allow customers to check wait times and save a spot for a same-day visit, complete forms to save time at the center or schedule an appointment for a later time or date all from the comfort of home. With extended hours on nights and weekends plus on-site pharmacy, lab work, X-ray services and other diagnostics, CareSpot makes everyday healthcare even easier. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine October 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Offering investment advisory services as a representative of 0156581-00002-00 Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC. Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195Ron Berger, PT, ATC, LAT, Owner Your onsite Athletic Trainer at each weeks games Right with you through the game... We are Your Community Therapist. A new concept salon has arrived here in Mandarin. This eclectic world style hair salon has a beautiful photography studio located right inside. What could be better than your stylist doing your hair and make-up; then stepping into a photo shoot for family portraits, senior pictures, pre and post baby pictures or maybe a mother and daughter photo shoot just for fun? This concept came from Anetta Nadolna Wilkerson. Driven by her passion for photography, Wilkersons business has been so successful that she needed to nd a larger space to work her magic behind the camera. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Rd) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The Mandarin Womens Club program speaker for October 25 is Priscilla Davis, who is the volunteer manager for the Senior Medicare Fraud Patrol. The program is designed to educate seniors on how to protect themselves against Medicare fraud and abuse. Priscilla represents Clay, Duval, Flagler and St. Johns counties. 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 and reservations are required; please call Marilyn 260-8431 by October 20. Club membership is open to all women. For more information about the Mandarin Womens Club, please call Diane at 8805354. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of the area the opportunity to get out, meet new friends and learn more about northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, Bunco, bridge and Mah Jongg. Some of the evening functions include your spouse. The club is open to all women who want to join in on the fun. Please check out our new website: http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site/ The 13th annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin is almost here! The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society once again hosts a special celebration at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road form 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. Activities in the park include: hayrides, music, museum and farmhouse tours, crafts, historic re-enactments, train rides, oldfashioned childrens games, food and more. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association Gala, in honor of our veterans, will be held October 12-13. On Friday, October 12, Chart the Course to Fionn MacCools at the Jacksonville Landing from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A $25 wristband includes one drink, light appetizers and entertainment. The Full Steam Ahead Gala, celebrating the United States Navys anniversary, will be held poolside on the St. Johns River at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The event will feature Governor Rick Scott and $75 tickets include cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds bene t the Navy Celebration Pier and Interactive Museum to bring the USS Adams to our community. For tickets, please visit www. adams2jax.org or call 647-5177. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) not for pro t organization. The next meeting of the South Jacksonville Republican Club will be on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the Golden Corral on San Jose Boulevard. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the club meeting at 10:00 a.m. We will be gathering in the enclosed meeting room in the restaurant. Our guest speaker will be Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Jerry Holland, who will give us his insights of the upcoming national election and will review the amendments which will be on the ballot in November. With a question and answer period, this will be a very revealing and informative to all that attend. A Gardening In Good Health program will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, locate at 2892 Loretto Road, on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to this informative, fun and free event. No reservation is required. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The next Sierra Club general meeting will be held on October 8 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church (Coleman Room) located at 2001 University Boulevard West. Janet Stanko will highlight the hidden costs for taxpayers of overdevelopment, such as home values and water supply. The program is free and all are welcome. Bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876.Check out areas newest concept salonIn purchasing the photography studio she realized the potential to incorporate her other passions: hair styling and make-up, which she has been doing full time for many years. It just made so much sense to combine both enterprises in one place: the Art n Illusion Salon and Studio. The hair salon is made up of four stylists, a receptionist and a nail technician. All are previously of Paradise Hair Designs and have worked side by side for many years. The response to this new salon and studio has been overwhelmingwhereas people used to plan pictures for special occasions, coordinating hair up-dos and make up with their photo session, now everything is conveniently located in one place. For instance, students getting senior photos have a variety of photographic opportunities including di erent out ts, hairstyles and make up. Finally, the accessibility of this symbiotic union of artistic talents has resulted in some clients of Art n Illusion simply having pictures taken to upload on Facebook, use for passports or to give a piece of themselves to a loved one. Be sure to look for the ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Whats New cont. from pg. 3

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Trusted, Caring & Affordable Dental CareConvenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! 7am-7pm Help Us Welcome Our New Doctor, Stephanie Bodnar, D.M.D.!www.KrantzDentalCare.com12058 San Jose Boulevard Suite 102 (904) 880-3131 With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period quickly approaching (October 15 through December 7), now is a good time for seniors to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage. ElderSource is a local resource for information and assistance to help seniors through this important period in Medicare. The Department of Elder A airs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program, in partnership with ElderSource, is reminding Florida Medicare bene ciaries to carefully evaluate their health care needs and seek assistance as needed to prepare for the Medicare Annual Election Period. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene ciaries who have questions or concerns about the upcoming Medicare Annual Enrollment Period have a place to turn and get objective help comparing plans. Specially trained SHINE volunteer counselors provide free information and assistance From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 By the time you read this article, the city council will have dissected, edited and (hopefully) passed a balanced budget. Just like your family and business nances, City Hall should operate under all circumstances with prudence and restraint, especially when the economy is as weak as it is today. Remember, projected revenues are down $13,000,000 and as I mentioned many times in this column, pension obligations are up $47,000,000 from last year. Of the $150,000,000 pension obligation in the 2012/13 budget, $122,000,000 is committed to the police and re retirement fund. I sure hope Mayor Brown deals with that big elephant in the room and soon! A more recent and subtle issue that I have with the mayor is his recent response when asked whom he was voting for in this years presidential election. He said he was a Democrat and was therefore voting for President Obama. No thought about the quality of Obamas leadership and policies or the direction of his social agenda the president is a Democrat and thus Mayor Brown is voting for him. What an embarrassing answer. Well, Mr. Mayor, if the Republicans in Jacksonville felt the same way as you do, then they would have only voted for a Republican and you would not currently be in o ce. Apparently, the mayors political party trumps all good, quality candidates from any other party. His myopic view of party over the individual is contrary to a healthy democracy. One other very important issue that I must discuss is the economy. As a small business owner for over 20 years, I have experienced many ups and very few downs, but even during the downs, I always believed the economy would eventually improve. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. President Obamas current economic policies are handcu ng most companies and business owners and they are acting accordingly by not spending on capital expansion and not making additional hires. In fact, I believe that if President Obama gets re-elected, the economy will get worse and City Halls recently completed, balanced budget will be severely tested, not only in the current year, but for many years to come. In my opinion, the real America is staring us in the face. Our families, our neighbors, our communities and our religious organizations are the things that make us who we arenot the bureaucrats from Washington or Tallahassee or City Hall. So when we need help, especially in these tough economic times, we shouldnt be afraid to ask our friends, our neighbors or our churches for assistance. They are the answer, not government. Please feel free to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 6301388. God Bless, Matt SchellenbergSHINE volunteers help navigate Medicareat several locations throughout Duval and St. Johns counties. To make an appointment, call the Elder HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-9635337) and ask to be connected with a SHINE counselor. Individuals interested in getting help comparing plans should be ready to go to their counseling appointment with important information about their health and prescription drug coverage. To provide the best assistance, SHINE volunteers will need a list of medications the individual takes, a list of providers he or she wants to use (e.g., doctor or pharmacy), and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change), Social Security or Medicare about changes to costs and coverage for next year. SHINE is a free service of the Florida Department of Elder A airs, operated locally through the Elder Source in Jacksonville, FL. SHINE provides free and unbiased Medicare information and counseling. For more information or to learn how you can volunteer, please call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337) or visit www. FloridaSHINE.org. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine October 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS New location near Baptist South! FIRST COASTAllergy and Asthma Got Allergies? We Can Help.Sanjay Swami, MDTrained at Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center Same or Next Day Appointments Available 14810 Old St. Augustine Road, #201, Jax, FL 32258 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our rev i e w s an d 5 S t a r r a t in g a t Yello w book.com Yes, this presidential election year will de nitely decide how our country will look in the future. It doesnt matter how, the important thing is to vote. Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland has o ered his considered opinion there will be an 80 percent voter turnout on November 6. If only that was true for all elections. Nearly half of the national electorate people who are eligible to vote or register to vote receive some sort of nancial bene t from the government, in the form of a retirement or disability check, welfare assistance (Do we still call welfare welfare, or is that not politically correct?) or bene t from Medicare or Medicaid. If half of the population which is also about the same number which also pay no federal income taxes receives a federal handout and also pays no taxes, why would they vote to change anything? Because, we have to have faith they are Americans and, as Americans we are a people who believe Are you con dent about your nancial future? If you answered no, youre not alone. A 2010 study by Prudential Financial, Inc. entitled Financial Experience and Behaviors Among Women, found that overall women tend to have clear nancial priorities, but low con dence in their ability to achieve them. Many women push long-term nancial planning to the back burner because they are overwhelmed by shortterm priorities, such as caring for children or aging parents, working outside the home and community commitments. One of the best moves you can make right now is to become familiar with basic nancial planning. No matter where you are in life, today is the day to begin prioritizing your goals and upping your nancial planning IQ: 1. Know where you stand and where you want to go. Invest in some user-friendly nancial planning software and start reviewing your records. Know where your money is invested, how much debt and insurance you have. Have this information handy when you meet with a nancial professional. 2. Meet with a nancial professional. What you dont know can hurt you, so seek out a professional if you dont already have one. Ask friends and colleagues for referrals and look for someone who you feel comfortable with and specialize in nancial planning for women. 3. Insure your future security. Carefully review your life, long-term care and disability insurance needs, especially if you are the primary breadwinner. Life insurance can help protect a family from the devastating loss of a wage earner. Long-term care services can quickly drain your retirement savings.Political CommentaryDeciding how our country will look in futureBy J. Bruce Richardsonmore in personal accomplishment than being children of a socialist state. If only those mean, nasty rich people that means you and me, because we work for a living who dont pay their fair share of taxes would just be patriotic and pay more, then the world would be a wonderful place, so we are told. It was Lady Margaret Thatcher, the former Iron Lady prime minister of Great Britain, who said in so many words, The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money to spend. The looming question in 2012 is, do we want a country where more and more people are dependent on the government for what they see as prosperity in so many parts of their lives or do we want a country where self-dependence is the best choice for many, but we will always take care of those among us who are unable to care for themselves? Democrats always seek to take the moral and emotional high road, decrying Republicans are evil because they dont want to help the downtrodden. Republicans always seem to allow this to happen without making a better case against such nonsense. Democrats say they want a strong middle class, but always come up with plans which create that at the expense of others, instead of nding ways to uplift everyone simultaneously. Republicans need to constantly work on their image. Rarely does a Republican win national o ce and in the process receive a fair break from the news media. Republicans have to win despite the news media, plus whatever invectives are hurled at them by Democrats and their ilk. So, 2012 really is a choice for the ages. Will we be a country with a citizenry heavily dependent on the government or a country which continues to pride itself on self-reliance and entrepreneurship? One only has to look at the current state of the United States Postal Service and Amtrak two government programs constantly hemorrhaging money to gure out a good plan for voting. 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. Becoming a money-wise womanContributed by Judson Mallini, Financial Planner, CFP, CLU, Prudential Financial Planning Services, a division of Pruco Securities, LLC4. Max out your 401(k). Youve heard this advice before. If you have yet to heed it, start now. It really is one of the easiest, smartest things you can do to help prepare for retirement. 5. Make a will or estate plan. Many women make the mistake of not creating a will, leaving loved ones to deal with the hassle and expense of probate court. A will leaves no doubt about what should be done in the event of death and helps protect your assets for future generations. The Prudential study indicated that nearly 86 percent of women do not know how to choose nancial products. Establishing a relationship with a nancial advisor can help put you on the road to retirement security. Prudential Financial, its af- liates and their licensed nancial professionals do not render tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax and legal advisors regarding your personal circumstances. Due to recent heavy rainfall, potential tropical weather activity and the lingering e ects of Tropical Storm Debby, the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters has unveiled a new storm safety brochure. Recent events have seen Jacksonville hit pretty hard, states Randy Wyse, president of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters. We wanted to be able to reach out to the community and provide as much help as we can. The informational brochure provides many safety tips for Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters unveils storm safety brochure ooding, lightning and generator usage. It is free to anyone who would like it and is available at the online home of the Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters at www.JFRD.com. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services.Home Health Authority is dedicated to providing the highest quality, compassionate, and affordable non-medical in-home care services to our clients. Available 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Offering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C New Customers that Mention Ad, Receive First Two (2) Hours of Services Free. Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. In order to expand to accommodate more women, the fth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium will be held at the Hyatt-Jacksonville (formerly held in Orange Park) on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founded by Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester, it is proudly presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group). The event will present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, the side effects of treatment, survivorship, plus good health and wellness topics. This years special guest is former Olympic gold medal winner Peggy Fleming, also a breast cancer survivor. She will share her triumph on the ice, as well as ghting the disease in an up-close and very personal way. The symposium is free and guests will enjoy the Event Expo and be treated to a Phillip Hewett, Ty Petway and Mike McAfee, owners of Old School Barber Shop and local businesses professionals, will open a third location of Old School Barber Shop on October 13, 2012 in Julington Creek. Families will be welcomed to Old School Barber Shops prime retail location near the Julington Creek Bridge. To showcase its salon quality cuts, Old School Barber Shop will Free breast care symposium provides answers to Northeast Florida womendelicious, healthy continental breakfast. You will learn how to care for your body, how sleep can a ect your treatment and how best to deal with relationships including family and friends. This year the symposium will o er one session in Spanish. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.: Meet and Greet (Doors Open, Registration, Exhibits, TaTa Cha Cha) 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.: Opening remarks from Founders Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester 9:40 a.m. 10:20 a.m.: Breakout Session I: Plastic Surgery: Exploring Reconstruction Options; Breast Cancer: How Pathology Makes A Di erence; Survivors Panel: Meeting And Talking To Other Survivors; or Caring For Our Bodies: Nutrition And You 10:30 a.m. 11:10 a.m.: Breakout Session II: Hereditary Breast Cancer for Men And Women; Being a Caregiver: How to Find Support; Exercise: How Do I Get Started?; or Spanish Speaking Attendees Education Panel 11:10 a.m. 11:30 a.m.: Intermission and Exhibits/TaTa Cha Cha 11:30 a.m. 12:00 noon: Guest Speaker Peggy Fleming, former Olympian Gold Medalist and breast cancer survivor presents Breast Cancer: The Fight of a True Champion. 12:00 noon 12:10 pm: Closing remarks by Drs. Anderson and Sylvester 12:10 p.m. 1:00 p.m.: Guests are invited to join Baptist Health and WTLVs Jeannie Blalock at the top of the Main Street Bridge for the 20th anniversary celebration of Buddy Check! On behalf of Pink Ribbon Symposium, we are proud to celebrate our fth year as we are dedicated to bringing this program to women in his region at no cost and we gratefully thank our sponsors, states Linda Sylvester, MD, cofounder. We welcome inquiries for sponsorship, volunteers who would like to join us for the day and exhibitors interested in reaching out to regional women with products and services. Please look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!About Pink Ribbon Symposium: This symposium was founded in 2008 by radiation oncologist Cynthia S. Anderson (Florida Radiation Oncology Group, or F.R.O.G.) and medical oncologist Linda S. Sylvester (Cancer Specialists of North Florida), who together with their advisory board developed it into a 501(c) 3 non-pro t organization. The event speci cally utilizes a forum format in order to allow participants to ask questions and receive constructive guidance about personal concerns regarding any aspect of breast care, breast cancer, survivorship and leading a healthy lifestyle. Barbershop opens in South Mandarin o er free haircuts on Opening Day and complimentary old style Cokes as well as donate all barbers and stylists tips to the Wounded Warrior Project. Since opening their rst location in Ponte Vedra in April 2010, Old School Barber Shop has been providing the local community with clean, quality cuts as well as a fun, family atmosphere complete with dcor reminiscent of a 1940s barbershop. Following the success of Ponte Vedra, Old School Barber Shop opened in Avondale in October 2011. From its inception, Old School Barber Shop has wowed locals with its full and a ordable family services, creative build out and unique concept. While some barbershops began following the barbershop and lounge mashup trend, Hewett, Petway and McAfee decided to take a di erent approach in recreating this father and son pastime for a modern day community. Infused with elements of nostalgia, such as old style Cokes, marble counters, and barber chairs, Old School Barber Shop succeeds in coupling the old with the new by dotting every station with a personal TV and incorporating timeless architecture with modern craftsmanship, courtesy of Cronk Duch Architecture. Cronk Duch architecture infused an eclectic, yet nautical dcor into Old School Barber Shops Julington Creek location. Complete with reclaimed heart pine ooring, suit fabric upholstered barber chairs and antique chandeliers, Old School Barber Shop bespeaks the 1940s golden age of barbershops. The Ponte Vedra and Avondale locations have exceeded our expectations and being able to o er our services to the Julington Creek community feels great, said Hewett. Were very excited to become part of the neighborhood and look forward to getting to know locals and their families. Happy HalloweenOctober 31, 2012

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Lawrence Levine, M.D., pediatric ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons says, At Clay Eye, we recommend that all children have a comprehensive eye exam prior to starting school, usually around age four or ve years old. A childs brain/vision system has ultimately completely developed between the ages of eight to 10 years old. If any vision problems have been undetected prior to this time, chances are they will be present throughout the rest of their life. What are the common symptoms? Favoring one eye over another Closing one eye when reading or watching television Eyes that appear cross-eyed or one eye that looks outward Squints or complains when doing things close-up Bumping into things on one side How do you treat amblyopia? When a child su ers from a lazy eye, the only way to build the strength back up in their weaker eye is to limit use of their strong eye. This is usually done by putting a patch over the strong eye, forcing the use Out of the nearly 230,000 women in the United States who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, an estimated 5 to 10 percent of these cases can be traced to abnormal genes inherited from a parent. Most of these genetic mutations are linked to an alteration of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Women with these mutated genes have Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) and are at an increased risk of developing both breast and ovarian cancers. Male carriers of the BRCA genes have a greater risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. The mutations may also be linked to an elevated risk of melanoma and pancreatic, uterine and colon cancers. Some Red Flags for HBOC include: Breast cancer before age 45 Ovarian cancer at any age Two or more breast cancers in a family, one under the age of 50 Women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent with breast or ovarian cancer at any age Genetic testing is performed through a simple blood test. Our rst meeting in September went well and we had a great turn-out. The next meetings will be in October on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Golden Corral. We are still taking applications for membership into this new Lions Club. Any community minded individual that would like to be a member is asked to call Larry Hopkins at 303-2075 or email me at gcslions4u@yahoo.com for additional information. You are also welcome to just come to the meeting and check us out. At this rst meeting, the Lions decided to do a food drive for their rst community project in support of the Mandarin Food Bank. This will take place at the Publix Lions Club updateBy Contributing Writer Lion Larry Hopkins, District 35-L GMT Coordinatorgrocery store located at 11250 Old Saint Augustine Road on October 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. This is the weekend before the Florida/Georgia football game so some of us will be in Florida gear, some in Georgia gear and others will be in whatever they want. Customers will be given a list of what the Food Bank needs and when the customers come out we will have three carts for them to put their donations in, one marked Gators, one marked Bulldogs and one marked all others. There of course will be some cheering to get customers to support one of the teams to see which fans are most supportive of their community!Genetic testing for breast cancerBy Contributing Writer Scot Ackerman, MD, Medical Director, First Coast Oncology It is not a test for cancer, but it can determine whether or not you have HBOC. Knowing your risk can help you make more informed decisions about your health. Genetic counseling is recommended both before and after genetic testing and is performed by health care professionals quali ed to interpret and explain the test results. Women with positive test results have a 33 to 50 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of passing the mutation on to their children. When a genetic mutation is positively identi ed, preventive mastectomy can signi cantly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. Having both breasts removed before there is any sign of cancer has been shown to decrease a womans risk of breast cancer by approximately 90 percent. Surgical removal of the ovaries is also recommended once childbearing is complete. Women who choose not to undergo mastectomy may be candidates for hormonal therapy. Increased surveillance should include monthly selfbreast exams starting at age 18, clinical breast exams two to four times a year beginning at age 25, annual mammogram and MRI from age 25 and ovarian cancer screening twice a year starting at age 35. Start dates for screenings may vary depending on the age of family members at diagnosis. Talk to your physician about genetic testing and to learn more visit: www.FacingOurRisk. org and www.Myriad.com. Amblyopia/Lazy Eye: Could your child be a ected? of the other. Dr. Levine insists, The best way to increase your childs chances of complete recovery is to have an early diagnosis. I cant emphasize enough the importance of a comprehensive eye exam for solid eye health for now and years to come. Dr. Levine, who has extensive experience in pediatric ophthalmology, joined the Clay Eye team in July 2011. He is the only pediatric ophthalmologist within the eight physician practice and one of the few pediatric specialists in the region. Hes a resource that parents now have access to right in their own community. Good vision is such an important part of a childs development and is the foundation for education. I suggest if there is a concern, that you get an honest opinion from someone with experience. I have over a decade of experience in pediatric ophthalmology and emphasize a strong connection between doctor and child. While I specialize in kids, Im happy to see patients of any age. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. in addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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The right care for your family is right here at Baptist South.As the hospital thats most preferred by local residents, its good to know that Baptist Medical Center South is ranked the best hospital in the region by U.S.News & World Report. Our dedicated nurses, physicians and staff are here for ThePerfectPackage! Luxury Bus Service To and from the Times-Union Center, leaving from St. Johns and Mandarin.Pre-concert DinnerPrix Fixe Dinner at Omni, Bistro Aix or River City Brewing Co. Premium Concert Seats $75 per person with dinner Tax and gratuity included.Bus Pick Up: Winn-Dixie at CR 210 and I-95 Food Lion at 13 and Racetrack Rd. San Jose and Marbon Rd. JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRALuxury Bus to theSymphony HOTEL GETAWAYPackage!One night stay at a luxury hotel for two Two premium concert tickets Free parking and more From $169! Call 904.356.0426 for details.For information call 904.356.0426 JaxSymphony.org Weve made it easy.Ideal packages for that special night.Makes a great gift!Bring your group or organization.One simple call and we take care of the rest. Celebrate a special occasion with aHotel Getaway Package.Concert dates:The Music ofQUEENSat., Oct. 13, 2012The Music ofJOHN DENVERSat., Nov. 3, 2012I LOVE A PIANO IISat., Jan. 19, 2013AMADEUSSun., Mar. 3, 2013(Matinee)NEIL SEDAKASat., Apr. 13, 2013 Recent events brought talk of space exploration back into the news. The passing of Neil Armstrong, rst man on the moon and Sally Ride, rst woman astronaut, reminded us of their daring feats. The landing of a spacecraft on Mars provides us with photos taken directly from the planet. While manned ights are not currently scheduled at Kennedy Space Center, down time permits special behind the scenes tours to places the public was never permitted. Future plans call for commercial use of the centers facilities, so take this rare opportunity while Behind the scenes tours at Kennedy Space CenterBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com The author visits Launch Pad 39-A. Photo courtesy of www.bylandersea.com.its available. I felt I was experiencing a dj-vu moment when I passed beyond the security fence of Launch Pad 39-A. Of course Id never been there before, but the scene looked so familiar from television coverage. The encounter gave me goose bumps as I was actually walking on sacred ground. Imagine yourself standing near the site used to launch the last manned Shuttle. Look around at huge propellant storage containers, water tanks and the scorched ame trench. The 350-foothigh metal structure stands as a symbol of those remarkable heroes who risked their lives for science. I also toured the Launch Control Center going inside Firing Room 4, the one from which all 21 shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled. I passed computer consoles where former engineers monitored their screens. I could sense the tension and angst here, again recalling the live pictures when rockets were about to be red. The launch countdown clock still hangs on the wall and visitors enter the bubble room, with its oor to ceiling windows where the ight director and his team viewed the proceedings. The tour includes a video of a launch from this viewpoint. The lm reminded me of the movie Apollo 13; you knew the ending, but still felt nervous. A third tour option takes visitors inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, known as the VAB. Many initials shorten terms at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and its rather fun to begin using them. Are you A-OK with that? Think of this as the factory tour. Guests walk along the Transfer Aisle used to move rocket parts among the buildings four High Bays. From now until November guests can see space shuttle Atlantis up close; it will then be moved so a new visitor building can be constructed around it. While at KSC dont miss the high-tech interactive exhibits, a replica of the Mars Rover, the rocket garden and experience a simulator. I overheard some older teens saying how cool the place was. Multi-generational outings allow grand parents to introduce their grandchildren to history that happened during their lifetime. Each of the three KSC UpClose guided tours are $25 for adults, $19 per child (ages three to 11) in addition to regular visitor admission. Due to time constraints, all three special tours cannot be taken in the same day. Guided tours sell out daily so reservations are strongly suggested. Visit kennedyspacecenter.com/ksc-tours. aspx or call 866-737-5235. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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High School students from Duval and Nassau counties can enter for a chance to win a laptop in reward for their good deeds. Every day good deeds go unnoticed and often unrewarded. This contest supports the children in our community and encourages them to make the right choices. I believe that children deserve assistance and encouragement when it comes to making the right choices. They also Older adults are an important part of the Jacksonville community and making sure they stay healthy this and every u season is a top priority. In- uenza is a serious and potentially life threatening disease that can cause severe complications and the best way to help protect against it is through annual vaccination. No matter how healthy or youthful we feel, as we age our immune system weakens, leaving people 65 and older more vulnerable to in uenza. In fact, each year in the United States, about nine out of 10 u-related deaths and roughly six out of 10 u-related hospital stays occur in people over the age of 65, making in uenza vaccination for this population especially crucial. That is why ElderSource has joined the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Sano Pasteurs Flu + You campaign to help educate adults 65 and older about the seriousness of the u and the importance of vaccination. This educational program 121 Financial Credit Union recently relocated its Mandarin branch in Jacksonville. For the ribbon cutting ceremony, of cials at 121 Financial invited celebrity John Gaughan, WJXT-TVs chief meteorologist, who decided to use a 121 Financial umbrella for protection. At the time, Hurricane Isaac was headed toward Florida. New health initiative urges u vaccination for older adults By Contributing Writer Andrea Spencer, Elder Sourceaims to educate older adults, their caregivers and family members about the seriousness of in uenza in older adults, the importance of annual vaccination, and the available vaccine options for adults 65 and older. The good news is adults over the age of 65 have two vaccine options available to help protect against in uenza the traditional u shot, as well as a higher dose u shot designed speci cally for this age group to address the agerelated decline of the immune system. The higher dose u shot prompts the bodys immune system to produce more antibodies against the u virus. Antibodies are the soldiers of the immune system that help protect against infection when exposed to the virus. Both vaccine options are covered by Medicare Part B with no copay. As part of the Flu + You campaign in Jacksonville, ElderSource will host an educational event and u clinic at the Williams Family YMCA in Mandarin on October 4 at 9:30 a.m. where older adults in attendance can learn more and more importantly get vaccinated! Talk to your health care provider about the dangers of the u, the bene ts of vaccination and the best in uenza vaccination option to meet the needs of your age group and visit www.NCOA.org/Flu for more information. Annual Students Who Care essay contest announceddeserve reinforcement in determining a course of action to responsibly achieve their goals, says Dr. Ackerman. One winner will be selected from each county and awarded a MacBook at a school assembly in front of their peers. For more information about the essay contest, including this years topic, visit www.FirstCoastOncology.com or contact the director of communications, Michele Katz, at 880-5522. The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2012. Essays can be submitted directly online at the website listed above. harken back to the s and 0s. With that as inspiration he enjoys putting his own are into the bands original songs. Since the beginning of the band, lead guitarist Bishop has been adding his ri s to the evolving sound of the band. He is originally from England and is now living in Fleming Island. He has been playing the guitar for the last ve years and is a student of the Orange Park School of Music. He spent a year at La Villa School of the Arts learning classical guitar and music theory. He is inspired by the classic rock songs of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, White Stripes and the Black Keys. Currently he is a freshman at the Florida Virtual School and hopes to attend Douglas Anderson School of the Arts next year. Rounding out the band is 15 year-old bassist and back up vocalist Caroline Lastinger, who uses a Roland Ax-Synth Keytar for her bass part. The instrument allows her to add more dimension to the sound with its array of on-board sounds. And she says, It really looks cool. Singing male vocals and playing the rhythm guitar is Blake Edwards, a freshman at Mandarin High School. Thirteen year-old Cortnie Frazier completes the line-up by lending her voice and gift for hearing harmony to State of Mind as lead singer. Her love of the s era, the Beatles and Janis Joplin motivate her to grow and improve as a performer. You can learn more about these talented teens and listen to the groups original compositions when you visit their website at www.ourstateofmind.com. State of Mind cont. from pg. 1 Need customers?886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 There is a lot to love about Augustine all-inclusive lifestyle free from daily Jacksonville residents for over 30 years. Call or visit us today to learn more. Welcome to Holiday. Welcome home.Lifes never been so enjoyable. Augustine LandingIndependent Retirement Living 904-525-8960 | augustinelanding.com HARVEST MANAGEMENT SUB LLC 17449 Robert Miller remembers when his daughter came home with the yer in her hand. It was time for the Girls Inc. Daddy Daughter Dance and more than anything Millers nine-year-old daughter, Bobbi, wanted to go. Despite being out of work and having to trim the budget, Miller wanted to go too. Why? Because he knew it would August 18, 2012 marked a milestone for Encore Dcor as we celebrated its fth year in business. It all started when we rolled the dice and bought our building in May 2007 with 90 days to get it ready. The layout was already perfect; the building just needed a bit of lipstick (or so we thought). Two weeks in to the remodel, we had barely made a dent in the prior 25 years of paint, wallpaper and six di erent types of ooring. It was time to call in reinforcements. We recruited family and friends to help us transform the old Marons Furniture building on San Jose Boulevard into Encore Dcor Upscale Consignment Store. It has been a grass roots e ort from the beginning. We spent nights working on the building and spent our days and weekends at auctions and estate sales buying up inventory in Mandarin NewsLineWe are YOUR community newspaper!Everybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919 Girls Inc. of Jacksonville hosts Daddy Daughter Dancebe a night for them both to remember. And, it was! She looked so beautiful. She couldnt stop laughing when I tried to sing along to Justin Bieber. I heard her telling her friends about it for days, Miller said. The Millers are just one of many Daddy Daughter couples dancing the night away to raise money for Girls Inc. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville President Beth Clark said the money raised from the dance will allow Girls Inc. to continue o ering free after-school programs for girls in some of the citys most economically challenged neighborhoods, focusing on pregnancy prevention, academic skills, economic literacy and self-esteem. We are very proud of the work weve been able to do at Girls Inc., said Clark. Because were here, a little girl doesnt have to go home to an empty house or worse, to a situation that isnt the safest while her parents may be a work. Clark said this past year Girls Inc. was able to reach more than 2,000 girls in our AfterSchool, Literacy, Outreach and Summer Camp programs. The Daddy Daughter Dance Local business celebrates anniversaryBy Contributing Writer Kelley Langford, Owner, Encore Dcor Kelley Langford, Missi Langford and Mark Blyn of Encore Dcor at their fth anniversary celebration.is our biggest fundraiser. By buying a ticket you are helping girls in your community, said Clark. The dance is Saturday, October 20 at the World Golf Village in St. Johns County from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and a keepsake photo for each daddy and daughter. Tickets for the Daddy Daughter Dance can be purchased online by visiting www. girlsincjax.org. Reservations are required. For more information about the dance or Girls Inc., please contact Beth Clark at 731-9933.preparation for opening. Weve learned much over the past ve years, the most important of which was that we couldnt do it alone. Today the store is managed by our partner Mark Blynhe has a keen business acumen and he knows the industry. When you walk into the store you immediately recognize the other key to our successthe staging of the items. Kim Blyn heads up all merchandising and does an outstanding job. If you believe our customers, and I do, Encore Dcor is one of Mandarins favorite spots for the locals to shop. While word of mouth quickly spread throughout the entire Jacksonville market; today we are proud to o er the nest consignment items because of the relationships weve built with local designers, decorators, home builders and our community.

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We have the tools and the skills to save you from unnecessary stress and frustration.(904) 294-7141Plumbing With Integritywww.tdolanplumbing.com River Garden Gala is celebrating its 20th year of fundraising. This years event, sponsored by SunTrust, will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village. The theme, A Walk through Our Emerald City will bene t the residents of the jewel of Jacksonville our Home River Garden Hebrew Home/Wolfson Health and Aging Center. This years Black Tie event will be chaired by Jeanine Rogozinskia powerhouse of energy, enthusiasm and dedication, she will be leading over 80 volunteers to make this an outstanding success. There will be a silent auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing This October will serve as the 25th annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM serves as a time to remember those who have died at the hands of a loved one, honor those who have survived domestic violence, recognize the progress that has been made in reducing domestic violence and to recommit to ending this devastating crisis. Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. It does not discriminate. Domestic violence not only a ects those who are abused, but also has a substantial impact on family members, friends, co-workers and the community. Last year, more than 111,000 incidents of domestic violence River Garden announces 20th annual Gala By Contributing Writer Sharon Leahy, River Gardenand fabulous entertainment by Chez-zam, an exciting and versatile world-renowned theatrical dance troupe that will keep you on the dance oor. The gala is a major annual fundraising event. Approximately 50 percent of River Gardens residents receive Medicaid and the facility must raise roughly 1.3 million dollars annually to make up the di erence between the actual cost of care and the amount reimbursed through Medicaid. The philanthropic support of caring friends and members of the community is essential to the success of the Home. Dont miss the fun the entire community is invited! Individual tickets begin at $250 and a special Junior Patron price is $175 is available to 40 and younger. Please call Kathy Osterer at 886-8430 or email kosterer@RiverGarden.org for more information.Go Purple! October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthBy Contributing Writer Dajana Mihaljevic, Hubbard House Internand 180 domestic violence related homicides were reported in the state of Florida alone. With these alarming statistics, Hubbard House, the certi ed domestic violence center serving Duval and Baker counties, hopes that you will Go Purple this month to help raise awareness about this issue. We want to know what youre doing to Go Purpletell us about your plans and share your photos on Hubbard Houses Facebook page or join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #igopurple on Twitter. In addition to the activities listed below, you can Go Purple by volunteering, making a donation or hosting a community bene t or collection drive to bene t victims of domestic violence. Go Purple by participating in a Domestic Violence Awareness Month activity: 31n31: October 1-31: Hubbard House will post statistics and/or blogs relating to domestic violence every day during October. Follow the posts at Facebook, www.facebook.com/ hubbardhouseinc or Twitter, www.twitter.com/hubbardhouse and share them to help increase awareness. Go Purple Online Oct. 1-31: Go Purple online by changing your social media pro le picture to Hubbard Houses Purple Ribbon icon. Dont forget to encourage your family and friends to do the same! Clothesline Project Exhibit October 3: The Clothesline Project is an art exhibit created by domestic violence survivors at Hubbard House. Survivors tell their story by using words and/or artwork to decorate a shirt and once nished, they hang their shirt on the clothesline. The Clothesline Project Exhibit will be displayed downtown on October 3 at the First Wednesday Art Walk at The Carling. Break the Silence Day October 11: In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, wear a purple item of clothing or a purple ribbon throughout the day to help raise awareness. 18th annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast October 11, 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.: The 18th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast, presented by Mrs. James S. Taylor and J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, will be held Thursday, October 11 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel. This years breakfast will feature survivors who will bravely share their stories to help bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and to advocate for all victims and their children. All funds raised from this event support Hubbard House Emergency Shelter. Individual tickets are $30. For reservations or sponsorship information, please contact Ashley Johnson Scott at 354-0076 ext. 212 or ascott@hubbardhouse.org. For more information on all Hubbard House Domestic Violence Awareness Month events visit www.hubbardhouse.org. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, please call the Hubbard House 24-hour hotline at 354-3114 or (800)500-1119. Mandarin NewsLineTo Advertise, contact: RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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Its made of more coarse woven fabrics and in tones of rich colors like plum and bottle green or navy. Full length sheath dresses made in lacy fabrics hang on rounders ready for the early shoppers! This is a new wave of thinking for you edgy FFFs (Fashionable Florida Friends). Leather dresses and camisole tops in an array of colors are shown on the pages of the many thick periodicals piling up in my o ce mailbox. This takes the bar a lot higher than my black leather pants that I consider a fashion splurge! Layer a little leather jacket over your knee length sheath dresses for a great fall combo! Colors are rich and are the traditional fall hues that come to our minds like oranges, rust, gold and brown. Along with that, plum, burgundy and navy are showing their stu too! So there is something for everyone out there no matter what your color palette might be. Legwear is big again this year and I love it! Patterned hosiery is still vogue alongside the opaque tights that we now consider a fashion staple. This legwear statement gives a nice nished look to any ensemble. Maybe we can thank Princess Kate for re-birthing the hosiery industry! Trench coats still rate high on the list and the little light weight parachute fabric ones rate high in my closet. I have several; after enjoying a little black one for several seasons I began picking up one here and there in fun colors and even one in a hounds-tooth print. When its a windy or overcast day I just throw one on over skinny black pants and walla! I am done! Pencil skirts are a biggy; everyone looks nice with this little number on and your hemline can be anywhere thats good for you. You can top this look with something oversized or a smart compact little sweat-This months movie review belongs to the lm Total Recall, an action lm with science ction and adventure for adults and teens. Looks like even in the Movie ReviewTotal RecallDirected by: Len Wiseman. Starring: Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, and Bryan Cranston. Review by T.G. StantonOkay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) VARSITY INSURANCE, INC.268-6365Serving Mandarin Since 1990 Working hard to win your insurance business. WE LOVE COMPETITION! Put us in the game! Dont keep us on the sideline! Fashion UpdateFall By Donna Keathley, dkeathley designser set. Again, hosiery nishes this look nicely too. Pants are all over the place with wide big legs, skinny legs or boot cut legs. Whatever works for you is in! I love the wide palazzo look for a dressy look as we look forward to going into the holiday season (did I really say that?) Hues of blue are out there to replace our standard little black numbers. So you gals that look good in navy, buy it up this year because seasons go by that you cant nd a thing on the shelves in blueespecially navy shoes! What to wear to work? Suits! We have seen a return to the most foolproof way of taking care of business. Suits with a pull-together portrait: the two pieces match. Wear your suit with either a skirt or pant, but both are ared at the bottom. The jacket is tailored with shoulders high and waist nipped in. The desired impression is that you are in command, so heels and good posture are essential and I think hose are too, my FFFs.future, people want a life different from the one they lead. So, factory worker Doug Quaid, portrayed by Colin Farrell, feeling stagnant and seeking a change even though he loves his life and his wife, visits Rekall for memories of a lifetime. His wife, Lori Quaid, played by Kate Beckinsale, is not a part of that lifetime, but other memories surface before Rekall can even initiate his di erent life. During his visit, he somehow discovers that he is a spy and before he knows it he is in a ght for his life. Not only at Rekall, but at home as well, life is not what he has always believed. His loving wife is now part of those he has to ght just to nd the truth of his own existence. Cohagen, performed by Bryan Cranston, is not just one of the countrys leaders, but seems to hold the key to Quaids, now otherwise known as Hausers past and the truths and ctions being uncovered. Underground forces led by Melina, portrayed by Jessica Biel, may also have answers for Hauser and a means of escape. Cohagen plans for domination of their planet and expects the return of Hauser to complete not only the mission but destroy the resistance. The early memory recovery at Rekall may have just monkey-wrenched or saved the future of the planet. The lm starts with fastpaced action and subtlety in leading Quaid to Rekall through the direction of Len Wiseman. There is much more in special e ects and shoot-outs than real story through the rest of the movie. Romance is limited to the very end for Hauser and Melina, thought it is hard to determine if there is just little chemistry between Biel and Farrell or if it is in the way it is written and directed. More sparks are observed between Biel and Beckinsale in the never-ending chick- ght that has to be included in movies of this nature than their relationships with Farrell. The original movie had frequent bits of comedy that have been completely left out of this version and are sorely missed. Action movies with little story need a dose of comedy. Again, the action and special e ects are well done and hold your attention, but little else in this movie does so. As a new version, it would probably have been better if I had not enjoyed the original. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 27,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine October 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 Your story continues here... 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To avoid becoming a victim of a crash, you should always adhere to the following safe driving tips: Wear your seat belt! Seatbelts save lives and when worn properly, they prevent you from being thrown around the inside of a crashing vehicle or through the windshield and ung completely out of the vehicle. Do not drink and drive! Alcohol causes a number of impairments that lead to car accidents. Even at low bloodalcohol levels, intoxication reduces reaction time and coordination and lowers inhibitions. If you have been drinking use a designated non-drinking driver or take a cab. Do not talk or text on cell phones while driving. Cell phones can take your focus away from the task at hand which is arriving safely at your destination. It isnt just cell phones that cause distractions; eating, applying makeup, ddling with or interacting with passengers also diverts a drivers attention in potentially deadly ways. Do not follow too closely. Most experts recommend a three-second rule. Always use caution when changing lanes. Cutting in front of someone, changing lanes too fast or not using your signals may cause an accident. Take your time and obey posted speed limits. If you really need to get there as fast as possible, theres one fool-proof solution: Leave earlier. Avoid driving when youre tired and be aware that some medications can cause drowsiness and make operating a vehicle very dangerous. Do not take these tips for granted! They may save your life. Safety tips cont. from pg. 1MHS HappeningsIts parade time at Mandarin High School!By Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentStudent Association) president, Doug Stovall, said that they had to ll out paperwork and present the idea to the city in order to be able to get permission to have the parade and shut down Greenland Road. The PTSA really encourages the public to come out and watch the parade and they want to get the high school more involved in the community. I really want Mandarin to be a positive in uence in the community and thats why I really want people who dont even have any relation to the school to come out and see the parade, said Stovall. This is only the beginning of yet another tradition at Mandarin High and it is going to be something that is going to bring more Mustang spirit to the Mandarin area. The students of MHS are ready and looking forward to the parade and they are hoping to see the whole community get together to witness it! Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comCan you believe the kids have already been back-toschool for nearly a month? Maybe we should have called it back-to-car instead. Backto-carpooling, back-to-driving to soccer practice and dance and the library. With all this car time, I thought Id remind myself and you of the nursery song, Be careful little ears, what you hear. Does your mind go straight to the radio? Mine does. Most days I play the positive music of 91.7 The Promise. Every song is safe for the whole family, the DJs dont cuss and its allaround edifying. But there are some days I want to drive fast with the windows down singing along to the s alternative of my high school days. Creeds My Own Prison doesnt present too many problems but so many others, like Green Days Basketcasewhich I used to assure my Mom was harmlessare too crass for the innocent little ears in the backseat. Im grateful Ive gained the discernment I didnt have 14 years ago! A wise, older friend gave me advice when Ben was little dont rush growing up. He reminded me that its important for kids to gain new privileges as they grow older. When choosing music and movies for our family, I try to keep this in mind. I save things for them to grow into. No PG-13 at six years old here and likewise I Purposeful ParentingOh be careful little ears...By Allie Olsen, www.gracefullmom.comdont want them singing catchy lyrics they dont understand or that Id be ashamed if they did! Oh be careful little ears what you hear! More than focusing on what our children shouldnt listen to, though, lets make sure we ll our time with encouraging things: Talk with your kids in the car! Drill math facts, states and capitols, and Spanish wordsmake it a fun game and then you have less homework to do at home Check out stories on CD to listen to when youre in the car together Choose favorite songs and sing together, laugh together, enjoy one another! Listen, listen, listen! Speaking of listening... car time can be the perfect opportunity to catch up on phone calls. Lately I nd myself spending more time cultivating friendships with my girlfriends than with my children. Do you build relationship with your child with the goal of developing a friendship to last a lifetime? There is a lot I dont know, but one thing I do know for sure is that every child is unique and beautiful. I pray that as you spend time in the car itll be full of sweet memories and allow you a unique window into your childs heart. School Bus SafetyOn a divided highway where no median or barrier exists, all vehicles are mandated to stop.Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Yellow flashing lights mean that the school bus is preparing to stop. Motorist should slow down and be ready to stop their vehicles. Red flashing lights and an extended stop arm indicate that the school bus has stopped and children are boarding or exiting. On a two-lane road, all vehicles in both directions must stop. On a divided highway with a raised median, unpaved space or a physical barrier of at least five feet, vehicles traveling in the opposite direction are not required to stop.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Faith News Guardian Lutheran Church(LCMS)(Meeting at the Mandarin Community Club) 12447 Mandarin Road 288-5545 Worship Services: Sunday 9:30 am Bible Study: Sunday 10:45 am Bible Study: Wednesday 7:00 pm 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422 ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH Reconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church 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 Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizer MEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 10/31/12. Happy Halloween from: A uthe M M M EXI CA H H H a a a p D 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard St. Joseph Catholic School will host its ninth annual Fall Fun and Craft Show Extravaganza on Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. The show will offer a wide variety of crafts, gifts and unique items from many talented vendors. The show is on, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome and admission is free to all. For vendor information, please call 268-6688. 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 praise settings. The services are open to all and all are invited and welcome to receive Holy Communion. Services will be held beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 at the Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road. Church of Our Saviour was founded in 1880 by a motley group of Church of England members, Episcopalians and members of other denominations drawn to the idea of starting a new church in the Anglican mode. The nucleus of the petitioning congregation was a group, who had met for years for Bible Readings with Professor Calvin E. Stowe and his famous wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe. By November 1883, the edgling congregation had built a small frame church, plain but beautifully crafted. Disaster and destruction came to the pretty little church on the riverbank with the arrival of Hurricane Dora in September 1964. In an e ort to honor its past and retain the special charm of the original building, precious items The Jacksonville Jewish Center would like to thank our congregants, school children and their parents and the Jewish community for their outstanding generosity in donating to our annual High Holy Days food drive, Donate the Weight. Thanks to everyones e orts we raised over 4,000 pounds of food to be sent to the Jewish Family and Community Services Agencys food pantry and to Second Harvest of Jacksonville. The amount of food donated Math for adults! Do these words describe your worst subject: decimals, fractions, factorization, prime numbers, exponents, integers, roots, graphs, equations and others in school math? Would you like to make these easily understood? We are o ering free classes to those who still want to learn these things through a retired professor who enjoys teaching and who has helped many a student over this brick wall. Please call Mandarin United Methodist Church at 268-5549 or Jean at 861-5318 for day/time of class and to register. Plan an early October start with one hour of class and one hour of free questions on any math subject. 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. JaxFilmFest presents, The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, a story of celebration as well as tragedy, a testament to how a boys wonder and creative expression represent the best of what makes us human. JaxFilmFest is presenting this exhilarating and moving documentary on Thursday, November 1 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Tickets are available online, $10 adult, $5 student. Please visit www.jax lmfest.com. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring lmmaker Churchill Roberts, University of Florida; lm animator Danny McKnight; Terezin survivor Robert Fischer; and Holocaust educator John Iorii. For more information, please contact Jules Delamar, director, at 654-6549 or director@jax lmfest.com.Shall we gather at the River?salvaged from the debris were used in the building of the new church and chapel. The chapel contains everything from the old church, either ful lling its original purpose or adapted for another use. The vision of the Church of Our Saviour is to be an evergrowing center for worship, spiritual growth and support Blessing of the Animals will be held in the Chapel in the Woods at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard on Sunday, October 7 at 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes, cats and other creatures must be in kennels or carrying cases. We will have a time for a blessing of each animal. There will be a photo opportunity for you and your pets. 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, October 3: Spiritual, Not Religious; Wednesday, October 10: Hey, Good Lookin; Wednesday, October 17: Curing Healthcare; Wednesday, October 24: Does God Have A Plan For You? And Wednesday, October 31: Same Sex Marriage. Find out about topics, times and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LTCHopeJAX.com. for our parish family and the community using the beauty of the location and the talents of our dedicated members; and to be a leader in service, outreach and mission as we go forth from this Holy Ground in the name of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit the COOS website at www.coos.org.Donate the Weight food drive a big success this year surpassed last years drive. The food items will be distributed to the many people who are going hungry in Jacksonville. The High Holy Days gives us an opportunity to engage in teshuvah as a community.to accept responsibility for the world we live in and to commit to making it better. We encourage everyone to continue bringing food and toiletries to the Center. The Operation Isaiah food drive is a year-round program at the Center. Unemployment is rising and people are hungry all year. Contributions can be dropped o at the Centers front lobby in the food carts or in the lobby of the Martin Gottlieb school wing. Marty and Mimi Kaufman are co-chairs of our food drives and urge everyone to continue participating in this mitzvah. The Jacksonville Jewish Center is located at 3662 Crown Point Road in Mandarin.

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In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.Twenty-two Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) students, including two from Mandarin High School, were among more than 16,000 National Merit Scholarship semi nalists announced by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be o ered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semi nalists must ful ll several requirements to advance to the nalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semi nalists are expected to attain nalist standing and more than half of the nalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. I would like to congratulate each of these students for the hard work they have completed thus far that has led them to be selected as semi nalists for this great opportunity, said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. When I see announcements such as this, I am always reminded of how proud and honored I am to be serving a district of such intelligent, driven students. From Mandarin High School, Elijah Mize and Andrew Turner were named as semi nalists. The NMSC, a not-for-pro t organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 speci cally to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCs goals of honoring the nations scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.Two Mandarin High School students named National Merit Semi nalistsAbout 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semi nalists, representing less than one percent of United States high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semi nalists in a state is proportional to the states percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a nalist, the semi nalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the semi nalists academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. A semi nalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school o cial, write an essay, and earn sat scores that con rm the students earlier performance on the qualifying test. From the approximately 16,000 semi nalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the nalist level and in February they will be noti ed of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of nalists. 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The conditioning that was emphasized over the summer will propel the team into its season and should be enough to return the girls to the state meet. As explained by Coach Hope Treece, We know we are in probably the toughest region in the state so we know we will have to work extra hard to make it back to the state meet this year. Former PLAYERS Champion Fred Funk will be among the golfers competing in the WinnDixie Jacksonville Open at Dyes Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass from October 18 through 21. This is the third year for this event which is part of the Web. com Tour, formerly known as the Nationwide Tour. Funk, now 56 years old, is a long-time resident of Ponte Vedra Beach. He won THE PLAYERS back in 2005 and will be competing in the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open for the rst time. He does most of his playing on the Champions Tour these days, but his fan club known as Funks Punks will be on hand to cheer The di erence between fall shing and summer shing on the St. Johns River is that the sh are usually a little bit bigger in the fall. A lot of these bigger sh are the same sh youve been trying to catch all summer long but have managed to avoid your bait or got tossed back for another day. After spending the last ve or six months gorging themselves on crabs, clams, bait sh and shrimp, many of these sh have managed to add to their length and girth. The size and quality of sh we experience in the fall is usually directly related to how well the shrimp are running for that year. Our annual shrimp run peaks in the early weeks of fall Local Sports SceneFred Funk headlines eld for Winn-Dixie Jacksonville OpenBy Chad Cushnirhim on. Another local favorite, Je Klauk, hopes to compete in this event as well. The St. Augustine resident grew up playing at TPC Sawgrass where his father was the course superintendent for many years. Klauk has spent more than a year away from competitive golf because of medical issues. Hes been suffering from seizures for years, but they now seem to be under control thanks to a couple procedures and medication. If he is able to play in his hometown event, he will also have a large following on the course. In other news, the season is underway for the Jacksonville Bullies, a new professional indoor lacrosse team. There are three home games scheduled in October and all of these events will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Former Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews will be the guest speaker at the Jacksonville Seminole Clubs meeting on October 9. This event will take place at Latitude 30 on Philips Highway. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Latitude 30 is also the of- cial away game headquarters for the Jaguars. Fans can take advantage of food and drink specials during each Jaguars MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie CleghornThe team has gained several freshmen to add to the mix and will build on the experience of Martins and the other seniors to propel them to greatness. According to Treece there is a lot of young talent that will contribute signi cantly to the team as well. And, when asked about the expectations for this season, Treece responded, Im expecting big things. Mustang cross country teams will attend the FSU Invitational on October 6 and the rst Mustang Invitational on October 20. The swimming and diving teams have also been preparing for their seasons ahead. Several seniors will step up to lead the teams including Clayton Alvarez, Daniel Sugishita and Dalton Goss. Goss is a new addition to the diving team this year, but his experience in gymnastics will propel him to be an excellent diver. And as for the female divers, junior Kelbie Dern has proven that she can hold her own in competition. Overall, Mustang swimming and diving continues to prepare with intensity for their upcoming meets. Alvarez is optimistic about the season and says, I think itll be a good year. And big congratulations to the football team who defeated Atlantic Coast in their rst regular season game 22-20. The Mustangs pulled out the victory in the last four seconds with a eld goal kicked by Nick Vogel between the uprights to place Mandarin two points ahead of the Stingrays. The team also defeated Creekside by a score of 28-14 with the aid of Leroy Perry who ran for two touchdowns and rushed 161 yards. The Mustangs will play away at Sandalwood on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. and home against Spruce Creek on October 19 at 7:00 p.m. as well.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkawhich often leads to superb St. Johns River shing for a variety of fresh and saltwater species. Red sh, sea trout, weak sh, ounder, croaker, sheepshead, drum and more can be expected to make a showing at some point this fall to take advantage of the shrimp dinners the river will be o ering. Docks, bridges, holes, channels and sandbars will all be locations youll want to give a try. This years shrimp run has been slower than an average year, but great considering how much rain we have received. Despite the rain, we have shrimp in the river as far south as Green Cove with heavier concentrations closer to town and beyond. Doctors Lake, Shands Bridge, Ortega River railroad bridge and the mouth of Julington Creek are all spots to try the next time you go shrimping. With the arrival of fall we have still have a lot of shing and shrimping to look forward to on the St. Johns River. Fatter sh, more species and shrimp make fall one of the best times of year to sh. Fishing Report: Bass shing has been good up in the creeks. A strong croaker and yellowmouth bite almost anywhere in the river. Docks are holding red sh. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.road game. Team mascot Jaxson de Ville and cheerleaders from The Roar of the Jaguars will also be in attendance at Latitude 30 for each road game. Finally, for you runners out there, the Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Saturday, October 6 at EverBank Field. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K is scheduled for October 20 at Metropolitan Park. The Gator Bulldog 5K is set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, the night before the Florida-Georgia game. This race will begin at Hemming Plaza downtown. 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Locally, this marine environment contains bridges, cable crossings, a major naval aviation base and periodic reworks and air shows. The greater locally accessible area includes ports, a city waterfront, major sports and cultural venues, hospitals, fuel depots, a power plant and two naval bases. In todays environment, all these features require heightened vigilance to protect them from crime, environmental damage, terrorism and sabotage. Americas Waterway Watch is a nationwide initiative similar to the well known and successful Neighborhood Watch program that asks community members to report suspicious activities to local law enforcement agencies. In addition to publicizing the program, the Auxiliarys role includes response as any observant citizen and willingness to assist the reporting of any marine observation, such as a suspected pollution dumping, through your contact with our patrols or members. It is important to know what to report and how to report it, but acting on your suspicion is the key. Suspicious activity is a pattern of behavior that arouses a gut feeling Every two months the Extension Service publishes the newsletter A New Leaf. The current issue for September/October is a mine of information on what to plant, what insects and bugs to watch out for and also lists upcoming classes. One event, on September 29, is the 10th annual GardenFest. If you catch this in time, you can be sure of an informative day, with The community is invited to the Mandarin Garden Club Mandarin Garden Club newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubfor a program titled Gardening in Good Health on October 18 at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Steven Nickels, board certi ed nutritionist and chiropractic physician in Mandarin. All are invited to this informative, fun and free event. No reservation required. The Mandarin Garden Club is located at 2892 Loretto Road. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or checkout the website http:// home.comcast. net/~harper113. Mark your calendar for the garden clubs annual Trash to TreaMandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: Fall, winter and spring are the seasons that lettuce grows in Jacksonville. Now is the time to sprinkle any variety of leaf lettuce seeds in a pot or plot. You will be harvesting tender baby lettuce in just a few weeks. Harvest your lettuce by cutting the leaves an inch above the base. New lettuce leaves will grow back over and over again.sure Sale to be held on Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be lled with household items, electronics, furniture and toys, all donated by club members. Also, back by popular demand the clubs third annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. If vendors are interested in participating, only oautside spaces are still available. Please email the club for details. The deadline for vendor registration is November 7.The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club, cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H and nonperishable, unexpired food items and toiletries donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateAmericas Waterway WatchBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8that something is not right. This program thrives on reports from local boaters who are familiar with what is a departure from normal. Trust your intuition, but remember it is the behavior of individuals that is suspicious, not their ethnic, religious or national origin. While time is important in most cases, some activities relate to ongoing issues so dont ignore something you noticed recently or forgot to call in. Your information may not result in a headline, but may be a key event to understand a pattern of activity. For your safety, report whatever triggers your suspicion while remaining unknown to those engaged in the activity. The basic report includes colors, year, make, license and special features like motors, name or antennae. As with an accident report, the Who, What, Where, When and How answers pertain. Along with the basis of your suspicion, those are what you will be asked. If you want more information and videos see the website http://aww. aww-sp.com/Americas_Waterway_Watch/Home.html To report suspicious activity; call the National Response Center at 877-24WATCH (877249-2824. If there is immediate danger to life or property, call 911. You can also call the United States Coast Guard on Channel 16, although that open transmission could alert an astute perpetrator.GardeningThe Extension Servicewhat can it do for you?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASexpert speakers on pest management, the value of trees, water conservation and vegetable gardening hot tips. Find the newsletter at http://duval.ifas.u .edu/lg_new_ leaf_news.shtml To get a personal e-copy every two months, call Becky Davidson at 255-7450. If you are a Duval resident and you dont have internet access, the Extension Service can mail you a paper copy. Soil tests can be a valuable tool to enable you to determine which plants might be more successful in your yard. The classic example might be azaleas, which thrive on acidic soils. The Extension Service o ers free pH tests for Duval county residents. Refer to the following link for instructions on how to obtain soil samples for testing, or call the Extension Service at 255-7450. (http://duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/Howtotakeasoiltestsampleweb.pdf) If you belong to a garden group or other organization, Duval County Master Gardeners can be called upon to speak on a variety of garden-related topics. Interested? Call Becky Davidson at 255-7450. Finally, every weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Master Gardeners are available to help solve your gardening problems. Just call 255-7450 and ask to speak to one. Next month, planting tips to encourage birds to feed and nest in your yard. No it doesnt have to be all bird feeders and nesting boxes. In the meantime, those fall migrants will be coming through and winter visitors will be arriving. Happy birding! Mandarin NewsLinesElection 2012Section coming in our November 2012 issue!To Advertise: RT@RTPublishinginc.com

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine October 2012 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H $500 FOR BEST IN SHOW Saturday, November 17 (Rain or Shine!)11AM 3PM Riverplace Shopping CenterBOWL $3 HOT DOG $1 SODA/WATER $1Mandarin NewsLinesm PRESENTED BY of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Josephs ChurchProceeds benet.... ADMISSION 2 CANS OF FOOD FOR MANDARIN FOODBANK Bring the entire family!INDIVIDUAL TASTE 50 ALL YOU CAN TASTE CHILI $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4GOLD SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS The St. Joseph Catholic School Student Council is o to a roaring start. Each school year the Student Council sponsors The Jaguars opening home game against the Houston Texans kicked o the 2012 Honor Rows Season, with more than 500 students who earned their seat. More than 5,000 youth and their chaperones will participate in the Jaguars Foundations nationally recognized Honor Rows this year. The Foundation partners with 40 Jacksonville-area nonpro t agencies to provide goal-setting programs for economically and socially disadvantaged youth to earn a seat to a Jaguars home game. Since the inaugural season of 1995, a total of 67,000 Honor Rows seats have been awarded to youth, parents, sta and volunteers. Youth ages nine to 17 seek to improve themselves and the community by setting and achieving goals for academic and behavioral improvement, increasing physical activity and Jaguars Foundation kicks o the 2012 Honor Rows seasoneating more nutritionally and providing volunteer community service. Program duration is a minimum of eight weeks. The youth also take an anti-substance abuse pledge to abstain from illegal drugs, tobacco products and alcohol. The childs parents or guardians co-sign the pledge card agreeing to support the youth in their promise. Historically, with assistance from parents, mentors and agency sta more than 90 percent of youth meet their goals and earn their seat. In addition to a game day ticket, Honor Rows participants receive a complimentary meal, tee-shirt, cap, pledge card and certi cate of completion. During the game, Jaguars team owners Ann and Shad Khan, along with the entire Jaguars organization and fans acknowledge the youth and their accomplishments. Game day volunteers provided through the United Way of Northeast Florida ensure that the youth have a safe and enjoyable game day experience. Honor Rows is the largest of the Foundations charitable seating programs, which also includes Honoring Our Troops, in partnership with the greater Jacksonville USO, which provides home game tickets for families whose parent(s) are on or returning from deployment with the armed services; youth football associations in lowincome neighborhoods; Ronald McDonald House families and others. The Foundation allocates more than 11,800 charitable grants with a value exceeding $430,000 worth of home game seats to charitable purposes annually. Following are the 2012 Honor Rows grant recipients and their assigned home game: October 7: Chicago Bears Andrew Jackson High School Child Guidance Center Duval Juvenile Residential Hubbard House Jewish Family and Community Services Metro Kids Konnection Shands Jacksonville St. Augustine Youth Services November 4: Detroit Lions Davis Performing Arts Empowerment Resources Inc. Guardian Catholic Schools HOPE worldwide MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation Nassau County 4-H Northeast Florida Community Action Agency Police Athletic League, Jacksonville Sanctuary on 8th Street November 25: Tennessee Titans Community Connections of Jacksonville YMCA Floridas First Coast December 9: New York Jets Best Buddies International, Jacksonville Communities in Schools of Nassau County Communities in Schools of St. Johns County Duval County 4-H Foundation, Inc. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation December 23: New England Patriots Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Bethel Baptist Institutional Church The Bridge of Northeast Florida Heart to Heart Christian Academy The Potters House Christian Academy YMCA of Baker CountyShowing our team colorsBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third grade teacher and faculty Student Council advisor, St. Joseph Catholic School several nonuniform days in which the students pay to participate. Each of these non-uniform days is used as a way for the students to support a worthwhile charity or organization. This year the school will support the Mandarin Food Bank, St. Michaels Soldiers, Divine Mercy House and the Donna Deegan Foundation to name a few. For our rst nonuniform day the students and faculty wore jeans with teal and black shirts, which are the school colors or Jaguar shirts in support of our local NFL team. This was a great way to start the year and show our team spirit. Go SJS! Go Jags! Reserve your space for this Special Section in the November issue of Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 Reserveyour s s pa pa pa pa ce Senior Senior NewsLine NewsLineComing Soon!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2012 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Built to Order homes are designed around spacious living areas that offer you endless possibilities for how you CHOOSE to live. Game day in a brand new home? Fan...tastic! Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2012 KB Home (KBH). Gift bags (ARV $20) include $15 Publix gift card; available while supplies last; no rain checks, not exch angeable for cash, limit one per household. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Football Tickets Sweepstakes runs 9/15/12 to 9/16/12. Enter by submitting entry form at participating communities. Limit one en try per household. Must be legal US resident, 18 or older. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. Dra wing on or about 9/19/12. One winner will be chosen. Prize is a pair of tickets to the Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis football game o n 11/8/12 (ARV $100). Winner responsible for taxes and other fees. Prize not exchangeable for cash. KBH reserves the right to e xtend, modify or discontinue Sweepstakes at any time without prior notice. For details or Official Rules, contact KB Home, Marketing Dept., 10475 Fortune Pkwy., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256. No affiliation or sponsorship is intended or implied with Publix or National Football League and all trademarks are owned by the trademark owners. See Built to Order options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/upgrades require additi onal charges and ordering at predetermined stages of construction, and are subject to change/discontinuation anytime by KB Home. KB Home is not a custom homebuilder. Plan s, pricing, financing, terms, availability and spec ifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. S q. footage is approximate. Photos may depict upgraded landscaping/options and display decorator items/furnishings not available for purchase, and may not represent lowest-priced homes. Photo does not depict racial preferenc e. See sales representative for details. CBC1257079 JAX-104499 Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 8 Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis game.Visit Adams Way, Durbin Crossing or Wexford Chase, SaturdaySunday, September 1516, to enter. Plus, receive a tailgate gift bag just for visiting. Wexford Chase in Jacksonville From the $170s1,8653,181 sq. ft., 36 bdrms., 22.5 bathsFrom I-95, exit onto US-1 heading north. Turn left on Sunbeam Rd. to community ahead on the left. (904) 262-2201 Durbin Crossing in St. Johns County From the $190s2,0223,377 sq. ft., 35 bdrms., 24 bathsFrom I-95, take Exit 355/St. Augustine Rd. heading west. Turn left on Bartram Park Blvd. heading south 3.5 mi. Turn right on Racetrack Rd. and left on Veterans Pkwy. for .5 mi. Turn left on North Durbin Pkwy. and left on Huntston Way to model home immediately on left. (904) 217-3972 Adams Way in Jacksonville From the $190s2,0223,377 sq. ft., 36 bdrms., 24 bathsFrom I-295, exit Old St. Augustine Rd. heading south. Turn right on Hood Landing Rd. and continue 1.2 mi. Turn right onto Tar Kiln Rd. to community on left. (904) 329-3738 Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 On Saturday, October 6 the St. Johns River Farmers Market will host a special celebration for two famous men who lived along the Historic Bartram Trail: Woody Guthrie and Stetson Kennedy. 2012 is the 70th anniversary of Stetson Kennedys classic Florida book Palmetto Country, featuring stories he gathered during the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s. Best known for his in ltration of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1940s, Kennedy died last year Woody and Stetson at St. Johns River Farmers Marketat the age of 94. This year is also the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stetsons good friend, folk legend Woody Guthrie, famous for such songs as This Land is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty and So Long its Been Good to Know You. During the 1940s and 50s, Guthrie stayed several times with Stetson Kennedy at Kennedys home at Beluthahatchee. There he wrote over 80 songs about Florida, including Guthries campaign song for Kennedys Senate run against George Smathers. That song was rerecorded for younger audiences by Billy Bragg and Wilco. Kennedys home on State Road 13, where Guthrie wrote his autobiography, Seeds of Man, is a National Literary Landmark and is currently being renovated as a museum. The St. Johns River Farmers Market invites friends, family and fans to celebrate Kennedys 96th birthday by enjoying folk music, folk arts and crafts, fresh produce from regional farmers, abundant food and exhibits by organizations related to Kennedys work. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit historic Alpine Groves Park and take the shuttle to Beluthahatchee Park. Visitors may tour the grounds, view Woody Guthrie artifacts and the Stetson Kennedy Palmetto Country exhibit and preview the documentary about Stetson Kennedys life. North Florida Folk Network musicians, including Bob Patterson, Al Poindexter and RiverRise, Alva Allen and Paul Gar nkel will perform at the market site in Alpine Groves Park. Patterson is the 2010 recipient of the Stetson Kennedy Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award, for his Florida songs and storytelling and Best Florida Song of the 2011 North Florida FolkFest. This event is co-sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, The North Florida Vendors Association, the North Florida Folk Network and the St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department. For further information, please visit www.stetsonkennedy.com. For vendor information, please contact nfva.org@ gmail.com. Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine!

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