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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff ReportsPage 7 From the Florida HousePage 10 Alpine Groves Park Page 12 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 13 Mandarin Council All State Chorus Page 14 Mandarin Community Club update Page 15 Starry Night Page 16 MHS Happenings Page 16 Etiquette by Elizabeth Page 17 Faith News Page 18 Local Sports Scene Page 20 New Eagle Scout Page 21 Community Chanukah Page 22 Coast Guard update Page 23 Mandarin Garden Club SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 7, Issue 4 January 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Your newest Duval County School Board member from Mandarin, Jason Fischer, grew up on the Westside of Jacksonville. His family is a second generation Jacksonville family and a fourth generation Floridian family. His mother is the youngest of seven children and Jason is the oldest of four children. Whew! To say this is a big Jacksonville clan is putting it mildly. So when Fischer decided to On December 8, Tatiana and Troy were given an early Christmas present from The StarLight Project. They were given what every child wishes fora bedroom all their own and designed for their wants and needs. The bedroom was the latest project for The StarLight Project, which is dedicated to creating ultimate dream rooms for children with special needs. The misThe Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, a non-pro t institution, is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park at 11964 Mandarin Road. In addition to this location, it operates the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce for the bene t of the community to preserve and display historical exhibits and objects related to Mandarins rich history. The museums inform and educate adults and children through tours, special events, programs, publications and museum archives. Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call Heather Seay at 904-886-4919 or email at hs@rtpublishinginc.com for more information! Meet Mandarins new school board member. Jason FischerBy Donna KeathleyA special bedroom for special needs children By Karl Kennell sion of The StarLight Project is to encourage mental, physical and emotional development, creativity and lifelong learning for children with special needs through the design of custommade dream bedrooms. The StarLight Project is a nonpro t organization founded in 2011 by Craig, Cherie and run for the Mandarin districts seat on the School Board, his own personal interest in the citys educational system was at least one motivational point. You see, Fischer and his wife, Melinda, gave birth to their rst child two years ago, Jason Jr. or JJ for short. As Fischer says, his family is a medium income group of folks and the Duval County public education system is of major interest to them. He became interested in politics when he joined a Sunday school class at his church, First Baptist of downtown Jacksonville. Senator Stephen Wise was a member of this group and Fischer worked on his campaign at one time. The senator challenged his fellow classmates to get involved go to Tallahassee and become an advocate for education! And thats exactly what Fischer did. So there the seeds were planted for furthering his political roots. Fischer has a fresh young attitude and lots of energy for the tasks at hand on the new board and he excited to be working alongside an old time friend in education, his principal from Hyde Grove Elementary School. Im a planner, says Fischer. That comes from my engineering degree, so that will serve the board well too. Fischers wife is also an engineer who works for JEA. Believe it or not, they met on the internet. I was really into playing video games competitively durMandarin Museum and Historical Society seeks members and volunteersBy Contributing Writer Sandy Arpen, Mandarin Museum and Historical SocietyThe museum buildings are open for visitors on weekends and to students and adults for scheduled tours. The society hosts quarterly lectures (a partnership with the Mandarin Community Club) and special events like the annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin and the Miss Aggie Day which recognizes a Mandarin woman who has contributed greatly to our community. The society is supported nancially primarily through contributions from the public, as well as various small grants, including one from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. 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Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904-886-0234 3720 San Jose Place Jacksonville, FL, 32257Behind Carrabbas 13 Years In Mandarin Duval County School Board members and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announced in midDecember that Duval County Public Schools is the recipient of a competitive $32.6 million Quali ed Zone Academy Bond (QZAB). Quali ed Zone Academy Bonds are a nancing option sponsored by the Federal government, administered through the Florida Department of Education. Under this program, nancial support through the community can be leveraged. For example, the district can borrow with no interest, $900,000 for every $100,000 received through community match. Community partners are an integral part of this process in helping to ll the gaps in our Strategic Plan. Special thanks go to the following contributors: Emtec, Apple, Florida Blue, Ann and David Hicks, David and Linda Stein, Gary and Nancy Chartrand, Kimberly and Richard Sisisky, the DuBow family, Kim and Michael Ward, Cindy and Dan Edelman and Bill and Dori Walton. This new administration has committed to improving access to technology for all our students, and the receiving of this grant speaks to delivering on that commitment, said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Students have become digital learners, and this technology will enhance their opportunities for success in a technology-driven world. The Florida Department of Education has allocated $29 million to Duval County Public Schools under the QZAB program. This combined with the business and community support will bring the total to $32.6 million. The funds received through QZAB will dramatically increase technology access for students and teachers through iPads, laptops, multimedia carts and computer labs. Duval County Public Schools will begin implementing their four-phase plan to create 21st century learning environments in January 2013. Phase one is expected to run from January to June 2013. Phase two is expected to begin in July and run to December 2013. Phase three is planned to run from January to June 2014 and the nal phase is projected to run from July to December 2014. Community partnerships and support are essential to the success of Duval County Public Schools, said Board Chairman Fel Lee. Community and business donations allow us to provide our students with the tools and resources necessary to make them competitive in postsecondary education and the workforce. We are grateful to those who help make opportunities like these possible. Each stage of the plan will be implemented at select schools of all grade levels that have been identi ed as target schools by either serving 35 percent or more students on Free and Reduced Lunch or having an established academy or magnet program. DCPS approved for Quali ed Zone Academy Bond Program Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announces the Quali ed Zone Academy Bond Program. Loretto Elementary Schools Student Council recently helped others get into the holiday spirit at Westminster Woods and Clare Bridge assisted living facilities. They were welcomed with bright smiles by the residents. Led by Sharon Miller, school volunteer and natural songstress, students merrily sang traditional holiday songs, with some added creativity during a few. The seniors were encouraged to sing along and happily did just that. As if the beautiful melodies were not enough, before leaving each facility, students presented each person a stuffed animal. This experience left both students and seniors lled with all the more joy.Students bring holiday cheer

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 Whats NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Kathrin Lancelle KL@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Our Home Improvement Guide!Contact your ad rep today at 904-886-4919 to reserve an ad today! The journey to end cancer begins with a single step. Relay for Life of Mandarin invites the entire Jacksonville community to join their journey on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The 24-hour event, which will take place at Mandarin High School, will feature traditional Relay for Life ceremonies, lively entertainment and unique fundraising ideas. The Relay has already kickedo its 2012-2013 season, so do not delay when signing up. More information on becoming a sponsor or forming a team for Relay for Life of Mandarin can be found on www.relayforlife. org/mandarin or by calling the local American Cancer Society o ce. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Societys largest fundraising event. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Mandarin Womens Club program for Thursday, January 24 is Angela Spears, community engagement o cer and special assistant to the mayor, speaking about Women in History. 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. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday January 19. Call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. Check out their website at: http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ The January general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this Online Coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. I have personally been successful in buying and managing investment properties for over 30 years. Call me today for more information at 904-316-4774.Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.comMore people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Cindys Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindys Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in mens haircuts. d y s C C C C C u t s Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Its a quiet time of year at City Hall, which I think is a good thing. The business of governing continues, but theres little action on bills and resolutions. Even though I still believe a for-pro t utility can be more e ciently run than our municipal-owned JEA, I have suspended the pursuit of selling JEA as the support is just not there at this time. By the way, if JEA were sold, the rates could not go up; they must be the same rates as those charged in the utilitys service area. Thats the law. In our case, electric rates would actually be $300,000,000 less per yearwith residential bills being about $50 less per month and commercial utility bills, anywhere from $500 to $10,000 less per month. And I ask you to consider this: Have you ever known a non-pro t or government entity that is run better or more e ciently than a for-pro t or privately run enterprise? I cant think of one. Oftentimes, Mandarin residents ask me how they can participate and assist in saving the city money. I am currently a member of the Special Committee on Solid Waste and I have good news for you: for every ton of recycled materials, the city receives $41, plus the city avoids $13 in disposal fees. Please put everything in the blue bin except food. I have been to the new recycling facility on the Westside and it is very impressive. Theres ve miles of conveyor belts that receive and recycle soda bottles, paper, aluminum cans and everything in between. In Mandarin, some businesses are expanding, such as Brooks Rehab in Bartram Park, Web.com and Ive even heard credible discussions about a new Chick- l-A. However, other businesses in our neighborhood are struggling. City Hall, state government and the federal government all need to get out the way by reducing rules and regulations that sti e growth. Lastly, the Christmas and New Year season is a time to remember the good things and those people who have made your life better. A time to think of those less fortunate and that are in need of a helping hand. Its a time for forgiveness and most importantly, its a time to spend with family. God has blessed our community in many way and we should all be grateful for His many gifts. Please dont hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Operation Homefront recently announced a partnership that will extend emergency nancial assistance to military service members and veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, which was not due to their own misconduct, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Funded by WWP, the requests for assistance will be taken and ful lled by Operation Homefront starting December 3. Emergency assistance will be in the form of cash grants paid to service providers to cover the most basic of needs food, rent, utilities, etc. Warriors will have to prove a nancial need exists and requests for assistance can be submitted online at www.OperationHomefront. net. Operation Homefronts primary focus is providing emergency nancial assistance to the families of those deployed and to our wounded warriors during and after their recovery and transition, said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefronts president and CEO. For years we have wanted to extend our eligibility to cover more warriors. We currently provide assistance for two years after a service member has separated from the military and now we can help many more who have been affected by 9/11. Wounded Warrior Project o ers 18 diverse programs and services designed to provide economic empowerment to help wounded warriors get back on track. At WWP we set up our programs and services to ensure wounded warriors and their families are healing their minds and bodies for a lifetime, but we also realize there are times when an urgent nancial need arises, said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. We know other organizations like Operation Homefront provide important services and the path to ful lling our vision of the most successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded veterans in our nations history lies in collaboration with these organizations. This is an amazing example of nonpro t teamwork, which plays to the strengths of both organizations, continued Knotts. Nonpro ts have to work smarter, work together more often, and nd ways to collaborate with the public sector to ensure our wounded warriors receive the support they will need after the current deployments end. Our country has more than 50,000 wounded and injured from Iraq and Afghanistan, who will need support for decades to come. Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Homefront will continue to look for ways to collaborate in order to best serve wounded warriors, including synergies between WWPs Resource Center, a support center that provides resources and tools to warriors and their families.Expanded emergency nancial assistance available Duval County Public Schools will host a Regional Financial Aid night at Mandarin High School on Thursday, January 31, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Financial aid representatives will provide information about state and federal nancial aid programs and will answer questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other nancial aid forms. Parents and students are invited to participate in this free session. Financial Aid NightMandarin High 4831 Greenland Road 260-3911 January 31 6:00 p.m.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSThe American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTEDBIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. The Smile Youve Always Wanted! Fastbraces for Children & AdultsAs Low as $112/mo.Fastbraces Less Cost, Less Time! www.KrantzDentalCare.comCall Today for Your Free Consultation! & Saturdays Too! 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd #403 880-3292www.pickettbrothersjewelers.comHighest price paid. Stop by for a free evaluation. CA$Hfor Gold 20% additional with adExp.1/31/13We buy diamonds 1 Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Jose Boulevard. The program will the annual birthday party with a covered dish luncheon. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will have its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Mandarin. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. A representative of the Duval County Sheri s O ce will demonstrate Self Defense for Women for the membership. For reservations, please call 262-8719. The Italian American Club wishes everyone a Happy Healthy New Year (Felice Anno Nuovo). We will welcome the New Year with our annual New Years Eve party. This year is a Black and White Ball. On January 26 we will have our Installation Dinner Dance to celebrate the new o cers and board of directors for 2013. John Bu a Koch is celebrating his seventh year as club president. The Italian American Club is an all-volunteer social club which promotes Italian heritage and culture in addition to doing community service and charitable events. You do not have to be Italian to join as long as you enjoy all things Italian. For further information about membership or our club rentals, please call the club at 268-2882. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. These are new winter hours beginning in January. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. 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. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Mandarin Garden Clubs January meeting will be held at the clubhouse at 2892 Loretto Road on January 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Jacksonvilles own Cummer Museum and Gardens will be presenting a lovely program titled Tour the Cummer Gardens from Your Chair. All are invited to attend and no reservation is required. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192. 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 Sierra Club announces, Planning for a changing climateWhat plans does Jacksonville have for a hotter, more humid climate with added sea level rise? presented by Allen Tilley on January 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. All are welcome to this free event. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 2471876. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14 and you must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320.The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773.I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and/or wonderful holiday break. As we enter the New Year we have lots of things to discuss. I want you to know that I dont intend to sugar coat anything, but I would like to start o the year by sharing with you an important early win that new leadership has brought to our school district. Under the leadership of our new Superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, our school system has reduced the number of district assessments. What prompted the change? This reduction was in response to the resounding concerns of parents, teachers, students, administrators and other stakeholders regarding the high frequency and duplication of district testing. What are the bene ts? The immediate bene t is that our students gain up to 10 additional days of meaningful learning time. Secondary bene ts include less stress on students, less duplication of actions by sta and more e cient use of our limited resources. Does this hurt student achievement? No. In fact, this will actually help the district to more clearly focus on improving real student achievement. The district understands that progress monitoring is an essential component to ensuring high quality instruction, and we will be using the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) results to satisfy state progress monitoring requirements. Does this mean the FCAT was abolished? Unfortunately not. The FCAT is a test that is controlled at the state level, but what I will say is that the FCAT will be going away beginning in 2014/2015. In next months article I plan to talk about some of the other big changes that have occurred since the change in leadership of our school district. If you would like to meet us face to face, please join Dr. Nikolai Vitti and me on January 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mandarin High School, located at 4831 Greenland Road. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private LessonsWORKSHOPS ~~ Yoga Basics Jan. 12th 1-4 ~ Chakra Balancing Feb. 2nd 2-4pm ~ Proper body alignment Feb.3rd 4-5pm ~ www.yoga-den.com YOGA DEN TEACHER TRAINING 200hr New session~Jan 19th 500hr Posture Refinement workshop Jan 20 & Feb 3 with Shri HamiltonHubbard 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 YOG A DEN T EA CH ER TRAINING 200 h r N ew session~J a n 19t h 5 00 h r Posture Refi n eme n t w orks h o p Ja n 20 & Fe b 3 w ith Shri H a miltonH u bb ar d Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Service You Deserve, An Agent You Can Trust Each ofce is independently Owned & Operated1383578 Call For Your Market Analysis Today!(904) 859-1002DeeRobertsProperties@msn.com Jacksonville, FL 32223 True grit and courage in some of the wildest places on earth. A real page-turner. danglingwithoutarope.com Barbara Belmont Dangling Without A Rope Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with: Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few.268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C h iropr a Meal Pl Wei F i b Our agency has been working hard to raise our citizens awareness of the serious problem of tra c related fatalities in Jacksonville. The public is very engaged in the issue of public safety and crime, especially homicide, but people often forget the most preventable type of death people who die as the result of automobile crashes when the law isnt obeyed. We had a record high of 174 roadway deaths in 2007. At that time I ordered our o cers to focus on educating drivers, issuing more warnings (not paying tickets) and conducting more tra c deployments. For four years this has been very e ective. The number of fatal crashes declined. But in 2012, the number of roadway deaths began to rise again. Among the types of crashes we handle are: single car crashes which (many times) are caused by high speeds and sometimes drugs and/or alcohol are involved. There are also crashes where pedestrians, motorcyclists or pedicyclists are injured or killed when hit by a vehicle. What makes these events even more tragic is that often times the person on foot or bike is impaired, so they might walk or ride into tra c, ignore traf- c laws and unfortunately, are struck and killed by a motorist. And there are the crashes where someone, at an intersection, tries to beat the red light and ends up getting hit or causing others to crash because they are into an intersection where they should not be after their tra c light has changed to red. All the tra c that is in an intersection lawfully is full of cars with potential victims. Injuries and fatalities caused by these situations can be avoided. One enforcement tool that has now passed all regulatory and legal hurdles is the videotaping of a vehicle when it illegally enters an intersection red light running. In January of 2013 the installation of 25 of these cameras will begin in Jacksonville. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the program in Jacksonville. This information is available at www.jaxsheri org Under Initiatives on the front page: Take the red light camera quiz: True or False? The camera takes a picture of me. FALSE The camera takes a picture of the vehicle; there is video of six seconds before the infraction occurs and six seconds after; but there is no picture or video of the driver. I cannot protest the Notice of Violation. FALSE There is due process. After the infraction is reviewed by the company and a sworn police o cer, a Notice of Violation is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle and sent rst class in the mail. There is a website where you can go to view the video and see the pictures of the vehicle crossing into or being in the intersection illegally, after the tra c light has changed to red. There is a way to protest that Notice of Violation. Less than 1 percent of violators do this, after seeing the evidence on video. But, if you want to protest the Notice of Violation, you will have to wait until the Violation converts to a Uniformed Tra c Citation, sometime after the 30 days. When you receive Uniformed Tra c Citation, you should immediately protest that ticket and follow instructions for obtaining a court date from the Clerk of the Courts O ce, just as you would any other tra c citation you wish to protest. This is an attempt to raise money for the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. FALSE The $158 fee for the Notice of Violation is set by Florida Statute and not controlled by the city. It is the same anywhere in the state where you receive one of these Notices of Violation. If you are not protesting the Notice of Violation, it is recommended that you make payment within the 30 days allotted, so you dont receive a Uniformed Tra c Citation. This happens after 30 days if you dont respond to the Notice of Violation. That carries with it all the standard fees and penalties (points on your license). The Notice of Violation penalty fee is shared by the city, state, provider trauma centers.not JSO. This will go against my license. FALSE The Notice of Violation, issued by Red Flex and veri ed by a sworn police o cer at the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce, is a civil infraction. If attended to within 30 days, there are no points against the vehicle owners record and there is no impact to your insurance. I have to pay for the Notice of Violation, even if someone else was driving my car at the time. TRUE You are responsible for your vehicle and anyone who uses it unless you protest the Notice of Violation and take your friend to court with you and have him/her pay the $158. Lets face it a real friend will pay for their mistakes and not leave you to foot the bill. All 25 recommended camera locations (in various intersection approaches) will go live at the same time. FALSE The vendor, Red Flex, is working with Florida DOT to get the approaches approved for engineering and installation one at a time. We expect construction will begin in January 2013, with a staggered start date as the di erent cameras become operational. There will be even more noti cation to the public, as these various approaches come online and Notice of Violations are issued. TRUE In addition to all the public noti cations that have already taken place through earned media (news stories appearing on the commercial media and JSOs media), the DOT will erect signs at each location, and the JSO will continue to work with the news outlets to get the word out when each location comes on line. There will be no Notice of Violations issued for 30 days after a camera goes on line. TRUE For the rst 30 days after an intersection approach with a red light camera begins operation, there will be a warning of Notice of Violation issued. This warning carries no ne. This grace period is provided for by law. Check the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce website often. On the right side of the front page is the Tra c Information header, with a link to an interactive map that will tell you which intersection approaches are under construction; in the 30 day grace period; or fully operational with Notice of Violations being issued. Remember, drive with care and caution and obey all laws. This is the one thing you can do to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities in Jacksonville. Have a safe 2013!Red light cameras get the green light Read this before you go! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 260-9010 $5 OFF $Valid thru 1/31/13 FREE!Valid thru 1/31/13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingJan. 3rd and Jan. 17th, 9:30 a.m.Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. Looking for something dierent?CHRISTS CHURCH ACADEMY K-1210850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667www.ccajax.orgFully Accredited Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP It is a distinct pleasure to be representing the Mandarin and the other new areas that are now a part of District 16, as I head to Tallahassee for another session. From time to time, I will send information which I think will be of interest to you on action in Tallahassee. The Florida Legislature is beginning the bi-annual process of organizing its leadership and holding initial committee meetings. I am honored to have been selected as chairman of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. The Justice Appropriations Subcommittees purview includes the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Legal A airs (Attorney General), all of our courts system, the Judicial Administration Commission and the Parole Commission. This committee provides legislative oversight on all budgetary issues concerning our justice system, reviews the governors budget recommendations and conducts agency legislative budget review concerning justice matters. In addition, all legislation with a scal impact and concerning our justice system is typically heard by this committee. Besides Justice Appropriations, I am serving on the full Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Education Committee. I have also been appointed to the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, created by our State Constitution, to provide long range budget planning and can also take speci c budgetary actions provided by law. This year is also seeing the creation of a few new committees, including a select committee on claims, committee on gaming, and a committee concerning the Patient Protection and A ordable Health Care Act (PPAHCA). The House has also created a new standing subcommittee on ethics and elections. The only constitutional requirement of the legislature is to pass a balanced budget. As of the day of writing this article, there is cautious optimism that our budget may be improved from the last several years, but too many variables remain that From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16could a ect our budget. Hopefully, we will have a clearer idea of the budget in February after the Revenue Estimating Conference submits its projections. Regardless of the projections, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We also have a number of issues projected to be heard including ethics and elections, With the evolving healthcare landscape, everyone needs to be aware of what medical practitioners are documenting about our healthcare. The Privacy Rule gives everyone the right to inspect and review their medical records. A patient cannot be denied copies of their medical record for nonpayment of a bill; however, the practitioner can charge a reasonable fee for copies of your records. By 2015, every practitioner accepting assignment for Medicare and Medicaid must be compliant with having an EHR/EMR in place or risk substantial nes that will increase until compliance. The electronic medical record (EHR/EMR) allows your practitioner to record all of your pertinent medical information in a software platform. The premise of the EHR/EMR is for patients to have their medical records accessible to any practitioner and with fewer errors increasing quality of care. Previous records will be scanned or attached into this record by data migration technicians. One mistake, be it a typo, incorrect drug or diagnoses can impact on a patient dramatically when applying for life and health insurance and in uence rates and even contribute to a denial for coverage or worse cause a death. It is only at this time that a patient discovers the requested medical information is erroneous. An amendment to the medical record can be requested and the provider must respond to the request, as long as the request is to the provider where the error occurred. If the provider does not respond or make the correction, the patient can write to the provider and have the request made a part of the record. An incorrect diagnosis could follow a patient for a lifetime. There are approximately 300 EMR/EHR vendors in the market today. There is no guarantee your medical record will be accessible everywhere you receive treatment unless both parties have an HL-7 Interface. For more information on the HL-7 interface please visit this website: www.hl7.org. Medical records will be almost as automated as a credit report and are just as likely to have erroneous information as a credit report. Until the EMR/ EHR takes hold in the United States, we all need to be hypervigilant about what our medical records contain and say about our health. Consider reviewing your medical record as preventative care. Just as we schedule our annual checkups or get that annual u shot, make reviewing your medical record part of an annual reviewit could save your life. For additional information, please contact penny_whalen@ bellsouth.net. Your health, your medical record, your life By Contributing Writer Penny M. Whalen, Director of Business Development, MedScribe Health Information Managementjob creation, education and the e ect of the PPAHCA, to name a few. I am presently working on several di erent areas of proposed legislation including revising statutory provisions concerning limited liability companies for job creation, encouraging the teaching of arts in our schools and strengthening our ethics laws. I encourage everyone who can to come to Tallahassee and watch their legislature in action. Knowledge and participation in our republic helps ensure its existence. If I or my o ce can ever be of assistance, please call us at 359-6090. Congratulations!Doug Stovall, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at Mandarin High School, was recognized at the December 4, 2012 meeting of the Duval County School Board as an Outstanding School Volunteer.

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com Penny M. Whalen ~ Director of Business Development Save The DateSunday, January 20, 2013 ~ ~Bridal Tour that takes Brides To Be on a tour of the citys most spectacular wedding venues. Purchase your tickets today to reserve your seat at: www.jacksonvilleweddingloft.eventbrite.com 3921 Hendricks Ave Jacksonville, FL (9 04)858-7006 Full Service Bridal Boutique 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard We know young children just dont know any better and have no idea of danger until it has either been taught them or experienced by them. Otherwise, they live in a worry-free world where perhaps the worst danger is displeasing Mommy. Regrettably, a lot of those young children who are todays young adults still havent been taught or gured out where real danger exists and they go merrily into the future exposing themselves to more and more encroachment in their lives by Big Brother and his various undesirable siblings and cousins. The latest example came in December, when Facebook perhaps one of the most dangerous places on Earth for innocents who dont understand the evil in the world wanted to change its basic operating rules and expose members to having more of their personal information used by others. At the time of this writing, Facebook members seem to sensibly be rising up against the company and not agreeing to the change in rules. Maybe there is a slight amount of hope for the future. Many Geeks and their ilk come up with these seemingly marvels of technology and get so involved in the gee whiz factor, they forget how dangerous and intrusive these advancements can be for now and especially in the future. As an example, what seems to be a relatively harmless and useful tool for parents comes from AT&T on cell phones. A service is available for tracking the location of cell phones of youngsters and teens, so the parents always know where they are at any time. What seems harmless enough is actually a terrible idea and its akin to implanting electronic trackers in everyones arm so the government will always know where we are at any time. You may recall there actually is a similar ankle tracking program used by government, right now and its used by the judicial system to track accused people out on bail or some convicted felons on probation and some on parole until their sentences are completed outside of the prison system. But, you whine, its for the safety of the children. And, you further whine, parents cant be too careful in this dangerous world. All of that is true but, at what price? How much of your freedom are you willing to give up and how quickly are you willing to surrender it? How long until some meddling liberal comes along and decides for the safety of us all we should all have these tracking devices mandated on our phones and they cannot be turned o Because, after all, there is the most minor of chances we all could be kidnapped or lost and tracking would be for our own good. The public, already comfortable with the idea for children and alleged and convicted criminals, will collectively say, well, it is a safety issue and I always want to be safe so, sure, its a good idea. How much liberty are we willing to give up for alleged safety?Editors Note: Mandarin NewsLine is actively seeking a writer who would like to present a differing viewpoint to add to our Political Commentary. We would like to provide a forum where both sides of the issues may be discussed and thoughtful dialog may occur. If you are interested in writing on a monthly basis, please contact editor@mandarinnewsline. com for more information.The American Heart Association estimates that a staggering 65 percent of all adults are obese or over weight. Obesity is one of ve of the top 10 contributing factors of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Not only have we managed to hurt ourselves, we are also harming our children. Over the past 30 years the prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled for children two to ve years of age, as well as youth ages 12 to 19. Obesity has quadrupled for children six to 11 years old and one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes. A USDA survey showed that in 2009, roughly 94 percent of schools serve a lunch that failed to meet federal standards for healthy school meals. Eighty percent of the lunches served in those schools exceeded federal recommendations for total fat and saturated fat content. Statistically, our obese children are growing to be obese adults. With obesity as one of the most pressing health threats facing the United States, action needs to be taken. Luckily, education is on the rise, as well as many health initiatives, to get families active and healthy. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity, ve days a week. For each hour of exercise you do, an additional two hours is added to your life expectancy, as well as decreasing your odds of being diabetic, having a stoke, su ering a heart attack and developing cancer. Take the stairs, join a gym, take an evening walk as a family, ride your bike, play outside with your children. No matter how you chose to get your physical activity in, remember, 30 minutes could save your life. For additional information, please contact MandarinJax@ anytime tness.com. Dangling Without a Rope is the map of the very-unique journey of self-discovery and growth that author Barbara Belmont has taken through life. The stories in Dangling Without a Rope are interesting, exciting and well-told with a good balance of action and introspection. Belmont has spent her life testing boundaries, both within herself and in the societies in which she has moved. She hasnt always succeeded at what she set out to do, but one could never say she has failed either. What is impressive about this was Belmonts honesty in regards to this. She doesnt hesitate to share stories in which she fails to do something or messes up in one way or another. The unique thing about this, though, is that she doesnt view them as failures, but as learning experiences and it seems by the end of the book she has made peace with her weaknesses and learned to rejoice and depend upon her strengths. Belmont ends with an afterward in which she tells the reader about her latest challenges, dealing with Lyme disease, breast cancer and mild brain trauma. It seems as though she is facing these just as she faced all of the other challenges that have come her way throughout her life. If so, then we can be sure that no matter what, Belmont will come out a winner. ~ Story Circle Book Reviews Barbara Belmont is a Mandarin resident. Her memoir has recently been on the non- ction adventure Best Seller and Best Rated Lists of Amazon. Be sure to look for her ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Political CommentaryAre you willing to trade alleged safety for liberty?By J. Bruce Richardson30 minutes can save your lifeBy Contributing Writer Rachel Milligan, Manager, Anytime Fitness MandarinLocal author publishes book Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! 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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center 904-551-6970 $4 oOld School Barbershop Happy NEW YEAR! Head to Old School Barber Shop for Salon Quality Cuts at Barber Shop prices! 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 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! h i l & Macula Family Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Dear Editor: J. Bruce Richardson who writes the political commentary sectionwhy doesnt he have some kind of title like Republican Contributor? He is the only one I ever see contribute to the political commentary section in Mandarin NewsLine and he is anything but a journalist as he writes non-objective pieces that are clearly written from the (new) Republican perspective. This month, when he began the entire piece by agreeing with Rush Limbaugh, I decided to drop what I was doing and send this letter. I am a busy mom of two young children with one on the way. I am in my 30s and college educated. Mr. Richardson writes (among other nonsense) ...[Republicans] need to get on college campuses and reverse the trend of graduating so many liberals. What?! I dont even know where to begin with this monthly column, so Ill simply implore you to invite other perspectives into this section or at least re-name it A Republicans View. Sincerely, Emily CarpenterThe Friends of Alpine Park (FAP) invites you to start 2013 the right waysurrounded by nature, with your friends and family, getting t! On January 19, FAP and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness Expo at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a warm-up for those participating in the one-mile fun run/walk. The fun run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the riverfront and wind through the park. The fun run/walk is an untimed one-mile course, the perfect length to kick o a year of tness while enjoying the beauty of Alpine Groves Park. After the fun run/walk all participants will be eligible to participate in a ra e with items from the Jewish Community Alliance, Pinch-a-Penny, Mary Kay and many more. The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. MyGym of Mandarin, Baileys Powerhouse Gym, Just Fitness of Mandarin, Walgreens, Starbucks and others will be present. The Blood Alliance will be bringing out the Blood Mobile and would love for you to donate! The day before the event, Friday, January 18 is Floridas Arbor Day and to celebrate, the Friends of Alpine Park will hold a tree planting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. next to the Fruit Packing Shed. Registration forms are available at Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry or online for download at www.mayomedia.com. Friend us on Facebook at Friends of Alpine Park to receive the latest news about the event. In addition to the businesses listed above, we would like to extend a special thanks to the following sponsors: Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, American Chiropractor, and Weedmans Grocery, Tropical Smoothie, Shape Your Nutrition and The UPS Store. If your business would like to sponsor the event, donate items to the ra e or swag bags, please contact friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Friends of Alpine Park was formed in June 2012 by committed citizens and parkgoers to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland, Florida. For more information please email friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or visit them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.Letter to the Editor Come out to Alpine Groves Park for a day of friends, family, fun, health and wellnessSubmitted by Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine Park Have fun getting t! Photo courtesy of Cher Brown. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine! One of Lorettos very own was entered into a back to school teacher nomination contest sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Of ce Max and won. On September 26, 2012 a parent entered third grade teacher Joan Vogt in a back to school teacher nomination contest sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Of ceMax. The contest assignment was to nominate a teacher by submitting an original essay describing how that teacher connects to your child, creates a sense of excitement or challenges your child in the classroom. Vogt is all of that and more. The contest was nationwide and only six teachers from the entire United States were chosen as winners, with Vogt being one of them. In addition to the overall recognition she deserves, she also won a variety of Hewlett Packard merchandise including printer and laptop as well as an Of ceMax gift card. Congratulations, Ms. Vogt! Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Financial assistance and the new LIFT tuition grant are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200 ext. 147. Its not about taking our tour. Its where our tour takes you. Theres no greater feeling than exploring the Martin J Gottlieb Day School for yourself and knowing youve found the perfect home for your child. Join us for an upcoming open house and see what we mean. 9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Champions Gymnastics Club Make Champions Gymnastics a part of Your New Years Resolution!We offer gymnastics classes that support development while creating memories that last a lifetime! Give the gift of tness and fun to your children by enrolling now! Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 If all of the Black Friday deals had your head spinning then Deborah Caldwell said you are going to be in for a real treat if you pay her a visit. Caldwell, co-manager of Jax Thrift Avenue said she has a pair of Coach sneakers for ten dollars. Thats a fraction of what youd pay if you were buying them in a department store, where prices can easily run over a hundred dollars. We get all kinds of very nice items. We sell our infant clothes for 50 cents, said Caldwell. Jax Thrift Avenue is one of Mandarins newest neighbors located at the corner of Crown Point Road and San Jose Boulevard. Its not just the stores low prices that makes them unique, but the fact that they are also serving a social mission. All proceeds will bene t Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonpro t organization dedicated to preparing girls, ages ve through 18, to be self-con dent, responsible and well-rounded individuals. The area non-pro t, which has been in Jacksonville for over 40 years, o ers afterschool, literacy and outreach programs free of charge. They are very well known for their low-cost summer programs. Beth Hughes Clark, president of Girls Inc., said by picking up a few knick-knacks here and there at the thrift store or donating your tax-deductible items that can in turn be sold, you can support an organization that ensures that girls in Jacksonville have a safe place to go after-school and in the summer with nationally-researched programming. Funding is always a challenge for non-pro ts which is why Jax Thrift Avenue is so exciting for us. It gives us another avenue to raise funds so we can continue to o er our girls high quality programs aimed at inspiring them to be strong, smart and bold, said Clark. Keith McLeod, the other comanager at Jax Thrift Avenue said hes excited about the possibilities that the store o ers. He said customers have already told him theyre glad theyre in business where Mandarin has shown a need. They know theyre helping out the Jacksonville community and theyre nding good deals, said McLeod. He said customers should approach a visit to their store like a treasure hunt. You just never know what youre going to nd, he said. The Coves Independent Living Retirement Community celebrated its 18th anniversary in December. The new clubroom was packed, as Coves members, along with friends and guests, enjoyed a delicious array of hors doeuvres and were entertained by The Jazz Police. The Coves, part of River Garden Senior Services, was added to River Gardens Mandarin campus 18 years ago. At that time, most retirement communities required a large, upfront payment prior to moving in. There was an obvious need in the Jacksonville community where active, vital seniors could live an elegant yet a ordable lifestyle. The plan, from the beginning, was to provide a truly independent retirement rental community with no large down payment. While so many retirement communities still require large sums of money to move in, the original Coves model continues to this day. The focus for Coves members was to provide a high level quality of life. The Coves was to be a place where members live and interact with each other, said Dorothy Verstandig, director emeritus of The Coves, speaking at the 18th anniversary event. It was to become a community where learning takes place, where people are active and engaged, where they have fun. Today, classes are held which are taught by outsiders and residents alike. Members have taught each other calligraphy, knitting, basket-making; they enjoy music, current events, re exology and many other activities.Thrift shop o ers low prices and supports good cause Retirement community celebrates 18 years The store has clothes, toys, household items and furniture as well. And since its recycled, which McLeod said means its gently used, you can be sure youre going to get the best possible deal. One customer said, theyre never looking for anything, but they always nd something useful, said McLeod. Check out the Jax Thrift Avenue stores Facebook page for daily updates. The stores hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Health for the Whole Family H e a l t h f o r t h e W h o l e F a m i l y Family Medical Centers of Mandarinwelcomes Dr. Brian Granger, DO to our Mandarin location. He joins Dr. William Bosworth, DO. ~Over 50% of patients who suffer a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. Advanced Lipid Testing can determine an individual risk factor for heart attack and stroke. www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine invites you:Why you should attend: Fall Risk Assessment Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Free and Open to the Public RSVP as spots are limited or call 342-4994 for more information. Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the Credit Unions new 210 Branch location at 1955 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 20. The new branch is a full-service VyStar branch with ve teller stations, ve member service o ces, one online banking station, one outside walk-up and one drive-up ATM, three drive-thru lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 34th overall branch. Brian Corson will serve as Branch Vice President of the 210 Branch. Corson has been with VyStar for seven years and most recently held the position of Member Relationship Specialist Supervisor at VyStars Julington Creek Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community around CR 210. A large number of our members The local Native Sons and Daughters program (formerly Indian Princess/Indian Guides) recently completed two separate community service projects bene ting the Mandarin and Julington Creek communities. First, the weekend before Thanksgiving, the tribes visited their respective neighborhoods and collected an amazing 1732 pounds of food which was donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. They followed that up with collecting more than 75 toys which were donated to the local Toys for Tots Campaign. Our unique father/child program fosters positive relationships and helps to build well rounded community leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www. Timucuan.org.Credit union celebrates the grand opening of its 34th branch Y ou re in g ood h ands L et m e he lp y o u get the c o v erage y o u need. P eop l e w h o swit ch ed to A ll state sa v ed m one y and g ot m ore prote c tion D o ll ar f or do ll ar no b od y prote c ts y ou li k e A ll state So don t wait! C a ll m e toda y.DEB E V E S ON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIP S HWY #206 J A CK S ONVILLE D e bEv eson@a ll state .c o m Coverage and savings based on policy features selected and are subject to terms,conditions and availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: No rthbrook, IL 2010 Allstate Insurance Company At the Ribbon Cutting were William C. Vivian, VyStar board member; Sandy Ford, VyStar regional vice president; Eric Hat eld, VyStar board member; Esther T. Schultz, VyStar board member; Brian Corson, VyStar 210 Branch vice president; P.E. (Ted) Hewitt, VyStar chairman of the board; Michael Cascone, VyStar board secretary/founder; Randy Swift, VyStar senior vice president member services; Terry R. West, VyStar president and CEO. Native Sons and Daughters complete two community service projectsand Recreation Department. Community members are invited and encouraged to become part of this all-volunteer organization. Our membership drive is in full swing and we are seeking new members to join us in our e orts. Memberships are available to individuals and families, as well as to businesses who would like to be our partners in preserving our local heritage. Members receive regular information about programs and events, as well as discounts in the Museum gift shop. Business members will be listed on our webpage which is currently being redesigned. There are many types of volunteer opportunities including greeting and educating visitors to the two museums about the exhibits and history of the area; leading scheduled tours from public, home and parochial schools and adult organizations; helping at special events and providing o ce and administrative support. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board of directors, to lead and help with fundraising activities and to help with publicity. Our goal for 2013 is to increase the volunteer base in order to o er new and di erent programs as well as added days for the museum to be open. Please contact the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society for more information and to become involved at mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net or at 268-0974. The website is www. mandarinmuseum.net. have resided in the 210 area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here, said West.Mandarin Museum cont. from pg. 1 WWW WWWVisit our website: Mandarin NewsLineYOUR C ommunit y NewspaperFor more inf or mation:Heather Sea y904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc .c om

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I was also curious to nd out what had happened to Eric Hart who had lled the position so successfully and for so long. I was happy to hear that he was going to put in a year as program director in order to facilitate the transition, after which he plans to retire! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the new president, Numa Saisselin, who comes to us with a wealth of experience, most recently a decade as CEO of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. When I met with him, he exuded energy and enthusiasm for this new challenge, where he will have the opportunity to expand on the many years of experience he had in Red Bank. He hopes to bring some di erent kinds of programs to the Florida Theatre, but is taking his time in making any decisions in order to evaluate the possibilities and get a sense of what the people of Jacksonville would like. His background and experience in the eld is extensive, but he originally started a career as a musician, playing the French horn. Despite some excellent training, he came to realize that this was not how he wished to spend his future. However he loved the world of entertainment and after some experimentation found the greatest ful llment in the world of arts administration. After a period as business manager and grants writer for the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York and after some additional study, he was appointed Artistic Director of the City University of New York College of Staten Island Performing Arts Center before moving on to his position at the Count Basie Theatre. There he succeeded in bringing it back both physically and nancially and over the years developed it into a hub for the rock, pop and jazz music scene and comic tours! Saisselin hopes perhaps to nd other theatrical areas to add to the repertoire currently focused on at the Florida Theatre. He also hopes to make greater use of the beautiful facility, but doesnt plan to rush into anything. He plans to take his time evaluating what will best ll Jacksonvilles needs. With the support of the City of Jacksonville and the state, the Florida Theatre was completely renovated in the mid s. It has a warmth and charm all its own. If you wish to experience it, a couple of unique programs are coming up. On January 6, world legend BB King will be featured. On February 23, a complete change of pace the popular Celtic Legends will perform and on March 20, there will be a unique program featuring Jake Shimbabakuro playing the ukulele! For additional information, you can call 355-2787 or visit http:// oridatheatre.com. The Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) announced that nine Duval County Public Schools students, including two from Bartram Springs Elementary School, will perform at the 2013 FMEA All-State Elementary Chorus concert. Congratulations to Macy G. and Eaven M. of Bartram Springs Elementary. Music teachers from across the state submitted audition recordings of their students singing several selections and approximately 200 students will perform at the annual conference. The students who were selected will rehearse with a master conductor on Encore!A new face in the Jacksonville art sceneBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University Local students selected to perform All-State Concert Thursday, January 10 and perform on Friday, January 11 at the 2013 All-State Elementary Chorus concert in Tampa.In December, the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present a donation to the Mandarin Food Bank. Superintendent Vitti will host a Town Hall meeting to speak with parents and community members about his vision for Duval County Public Schools. Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate. Superintendent Vitti would like feedback from all who are invested in the success of Duval County Public Schools.Town Hall MeetingMandarin High 4831 Greenland Road January 24 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine January 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jan Rowe All of your insurance under one roof904-260-681114985 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 117 Jacksonville Fl 32258 Auto Home Business Life you have insurance coverage. BUT DO YOU HAVE The Mandarin Community Club hosted a holiday dinner celebration for their members and guests on Thursday evening, December 13. Held at the club building located at 12447 Mandarin Road, the event featured a traditional English Christmas dinner in tribute to early Mandarin settlers. Musical entertainment was provided by members of the Madrigal Singers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The evening not only celebrated the season but was designed to honor and thank club members for their support over the past year. Special recognition was given to outgoing president Susie Scott for her years of service. Donations for the Mandarin Food Bank were collected, a tradition the club has sponsored for over a January is dedicated to Glaucoma Awareness Month and according to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older su er from glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness and is often called the the sneak thief of sight. Glaucoma is when vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain. When a patient develops glaucoma, those images are modi ed as vision becomes impaired and limited. The most common forms of glaucoma primarily a ect the middle-aged and the elderly; however, glaucoma can a ect people of all ages. C.M. Harris, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, A patient can have glaucoma and not even know it. There are typically no symptoms, and St. Joseph Catholic School students have a great way to raise money! Each month there are non-uniform days consisting of jeans and usually a themed tshirt, for which students eagerly pay to participate. The monies that are raised are designated for a local charity. In October, the students supported the Mandarin Food Bank and raised a total of $675. Gift cards for Winn Dixie were presented to Bonnie McNulty, director of the Mandarin Food Bank, during the annual Thanksgiving food giveaway. Each year the student council members also donate their time to help out at the Mandarin Food Bank by helping to deliver the food items with the families to their cars. This year the students helped deliver to over 400 families. The students also supported the food bank by bringing in designated food items. Each class was asked to bring in a particular food item, which was requested by the food bank. These will be used for the food pantry as well as part of the Christmas food giveaway. There January is Glaucoma Awareness Monthonce their vision is lost, it is irreversible. Annual eye exams are imperative and the key to detection and treatment. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: evaluation and treatment of glaucoma cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease Non-uniform school days for a great causeBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, third grade teacher and Student Council faculty representative, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolwere about 650 items donated. The class with the most items donated will receive the schools Spirit Stick. This will be awarded to Mrs. Kirks rst grade, which brought in 60 items. After volunteering at the food bank, the students stopped at the church rectory to present Kathy Signorelli with a check for $625 for the St. Michaels Soldiers ministry. This was money raised from the November non-uniform day. Signorelli told the students that she and her volunteers had prepared 32 boxes to be sent to soldiers, but did not know how they were going to pay for the postage to send the packages. She said this was just the gift they needed to send those boxes.Way to go St. Joseph School!Community Club updateBy Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community Clubdecade. Election of the o cers and board for the upcoming year also took place on December 15. Those elected for 2013 were president, Emily Lisska; vice president, John Holloway; treasurer, Robert McClean and secretary, Betty Wolfe. A complete listing of the newly elected at-large members appears on the club web site www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Perhaps best known as the host and sponsor for the annual Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend, the Mandarin Community Club invites all interested parties to become members. The 2013 membership drive starts this month. For more information, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622. Membership categories range from Individual and Family to Life. Businesses are encouraged to join at a special Business Level.and macular degeneration, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. in addition, they o er comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Heather Seay904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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Its hard to improve on our recent history of nautical excursions, including meandering down the St. Johns River with the Riverkeeper, exploring the Lake Woodru National Wildlife Refuge by pontoon, enjoying the round-trip ferry ride across the Intracoastal waterways to Cumberland Island, as well as a luxury cruise to Freeport, Grand Bahamas. But once again two of our clever travel planners, Pat and Laura, arranged for a private excursion on the Matanzas River aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom. On the evening of October 20, our group met at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina adjacent to the historic Bridge of Lions. All agreed that the rst part of the adventure was nding a parking place near the marina on a Saturday evening! Captain John Cook and his crew welcomed us on board, making sure we were comfortable and aware of safety rules and sharing details of the schooners construction and history. We settled back and enjoyed some adult beverages Just as the name suggests, Jacksonvilles newest gymnastics group, Champions Gymnastics of Jax, is working with their gymnasts to provide them with the best training in Florida, enabling them to win the gold. Owners Valentin and Tanya Ivanov bring their 30 years of global USAG gymnastics coaching experience to help their students achieve their dreams and recently led them to victory at the USAG Florida 2/3 State A wonderful team of dedicated volunteers is actively planning St. Joseph Catholic Schools annual Starry Night Auction, scheduled for February 9, 2013. Every year parents, faculty, parishioners, friends and neighbors all come together to attend one of the most fun- lled and bene cial evenings on the school calendar. The proceeds earned from this yearly event are used to defray the costs involved in acquiring required updated curriculum for the school. St. Joseph is very proud of its academic achievements and the quality of students produced here. St. Joseph students leave extremely well prepared to handle the challenges of high school and beyond. In order to maintain that academic excellence, the school must stay current with educational information, providing students and teachers with the best tools possible. The school researches and purchases a new curriculum for a particular subject each year. A complete curriculum consisting of teachers guides, student No landlubbers these!Mandarin Womens Club on the high seasBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Ross, Mandarin Womens ClubLocal gym wins big at the USAG state meetChampionships held in Coral Springs, Florida. The gymnasts soared to new heights under coach Tanya Ivanovs expertise, capturing gold, silver and bronze medals in the All Around competition. Valentin and Tanya Ivanov are medalists themselves, so they understand how to help their students maximize their abilities and train correctly.Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! as the ship motored out of the downtown area. Then the sails were raised! Some of us helped the crew and some of us sat in awe and some of us just leaned back and imagined we were in another place in time. Who could not picture themselves two centuries ago, pulling out of port with the anticipation and sense of freedom a seasoned sailor would experience after too many days on land? Good conversation, much laughter and the warm congeniality of friends sharing a unique experience added to viewing the glorious sunset over beautiful St. Augustine. Egrets and herons ew overhead on their way home after a long days work. Ospreys circled overhead and dolphins accompanied us part of the way, adding to the ambience. As night settled over the relaxed and windblown travelers, the cruise was over much too soon. Disembarking back into civilization, the group convened again at Schooners Restaurant for a lively dinner before heading back to home port. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of our area the opportunity to venture out, meet new friends, visit with old friends and share the enjoyment of living in northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, antiquing trips, Bunco, bridge, Mexican train and Mahjong game gatherings, as well as the monthly luncheons. For more information, please contact Diane at 880-5354 or visit the clubs website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. For luncheon reservations please contact Marilyn at 260-8431.Save the date!St. Joseph Schools Starry Night Auction celebrates Mardi Gras By Contributing Writer Theresa Twisdale, Assistant Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School workbooks, textbooks and necessary resource materials typically costs a minimum of $75,000. The annual Starry Night Auction is our way of bringing the St. Joseph community together for a night of fun that supports an incredibly bene cial cause our childrens education. This will be the ninth year St. Joseph Catholic School hosts this event. Each year the auction gets bigger and better and this years auction is shaping up to be the best one yet. We are excited to announce our outrageously fun and festive theme for this year: St. Joseph Catholic Schools Starry Night Auction celebrates Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Its your last chance to indulge before the Lenten season begins. America celebrated its rst Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1703. The street processions of maskers with carriages, horseback riders, dazzling gaslight torches, as well as the dazzling oats and masked balls bring magic and mystery to all who experience its extravagance. The carnival colors of purple for justice, gold for power and green for faith were instituted and continue to bring excitement and vibrancy to this celebration. We hope youll bring friends and neighbors and join us on February 9, 2013, as we transform the schools gymnasium into an exhilarating atmosphere of Mardi Gras. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and an enormous array of fantastic items up for bid in our silent auction; likewise, tremendous trips, one-of-a-kind student art projects and unique items up for bid in our always dynamic and entertaining live auction. Please contact Cecile Fung at 268-6688 if you would like more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, would like to donate an item or service or would like to become a Silver ($250), Gold ($500) or Platinum ($1,000) sponsor. Sponsorships include multiple tickets to the event depending on the sponsorship level.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d a a g g e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l l l H H H H H o m m e o f f f f f f M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, S witzerland, FL 32259 ~info: S t.Johns R iver F armers M arket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ S t.Johns R iver F armers M arketVendor I nfo: 904-347-8900L ocal produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! Free scholarships oered for Certied Nursing Assistant Training through United Community Outreach Ministry to residents of zip codes 32207, 32216, 32217, 32223, 32246, 32256, and 32257 Please call 904-396-2401 for information. Start the New Year with a new career! Freedom Christian Fellowship will host a Financial Peace University (FPU) class beginning January 9, 2013 on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and will meet for approximately nine weeks. FPU teaches how to handle money through video teaching and class discussions. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get you from where you are to where youve dreamed you could be. There is a cost for the class which covers the materials which you keep. Freedom Christian Fellowship is also beginning a new DivorceCare session on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., which will meet for 13 weeks. Are you experiencing the pain of separation or divorce? At DivorceCare you will become part of a small support group with others who understand what you are feeling. DivorceCare is nondenominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin, Florida. You may reach them at 268-2244 or www.freedom@fcfjax.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for converEverything from politics to prayer will be featured at a new weekly experience called Lifetree Caf. This conversation caflocated at Mandarin Senior Center, at 3848 Hartley Roadis part of a national network of locations that o er participatory events related to life and faith. The Lifetree Caf experience is a scheduled hour of stories and conversations to feed the soul, according to local director George Treiber. The hour typically includes a short original lm and guided conversation. A local host directs the hour. Its sort of like a live, local talk showwith an inspirational twist, Treiber said. Topics, which change weekly, focus on popular life issues. Topics may include such things Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School is excited to be adding sixth grade for the 20132014 school year! Sixth grade can be a very stressful year with lots of changes, larger class sizes and larger school environments. Dr. Madelyn Speagle, principal, said, Shepherd of the Woods will continue into sixth grade with a safe, warm environment with small class sizes of 16 students with a teacher and an aide. We will also continue our tradition of faith-based, differentiated, and individualized instruction for all students based on their needs. To assist teachers in di erentiating and individualizing instruction, Shepherd of the Woods The call for help has gone out and the Jacksonville Jewish Center has responded in a great way. Members of the congregation plus all the children of the Galinsky Academy and the MAKOM Hebrew High School have generously donated food and toiletry items for the JFCS pantry. Due to the increased demand, the shelves at the pantry are being depleted and are dangerously low. At the present time there are over 300,000 individuals in Jacksonville su ering from food insecurity. That means that one or more family members had sations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, January 2: Be Yourself! Everyone else is taken; January 8 and 9: Body Language: What you say before you say a word; January 15 and 16: Overcoming HardshipA father and son beat the odds: January 22 and 23: My angel saved meCan we count on supernatural protection? and January 29 and 30: Schindlers youngest survivor speaks (a story of risk and redemption). Sessions are held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church. Find out more about topics 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 Are you new to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so, the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville invites you to a monthly co ee and schmoozing program the rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. Its the perfect place to meet new people, catch up with old friends and acquaintances, nd out the latest happenings in the Jewish community, pick up a copy of the latest issue of Jewish News and other community information. Free co ee and tea are served to all and there are no solicitations. This month we are meeting on January 9. Please make a note of the change. Looking forward to seeing you there and please feel free to bring a friend. Mandarin United Methodist Church announces the following studies which begin on January 16: Beth Moores Beloved Disciple: The Life and Ministry of John; Run for God class for women. Go from your couch to running in Shannon Millers Womens 5K Run/Walk on April 13, 2013; Christian Business Leaders watch videos of worldknown leaders who share their business leadership skills and ideas; Marriage Study: Real MarriageThe Truth about Sex, Friendship and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll; DivorceCare will meet weekly to watch a video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery followed by time spent as a support group discussing the video; and Bible 101, which is for anyone who wants to know how to study Gods word, understand it clearly and apply it to their lives. For more information about these studies or to register, please visit www.mumc. net or call the church o ce at 268-5549. Java PM returns Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature one of our favorite speakers, Rena Schochet, who will inspire you with her discussion of The Nature of Miracles: Natural Phenomena vs. the Miraculous. Schochet has a bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior and is a trained facilitator, mediator and life coach. Her extensive experience in both adult education and coaching has led to speaking engagements on three continents and four countries. Her talks vary from Torah studies and Biblebased biographies, to coaching workshops and exposs on cults and cult-exiting activities. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org.Operation Isaiah at the Jacksonville Jewish Centerto cut back on eating regular meals due to lack of money or lack of access to food. The e ect on children was signi cant and many of Jacksonvilles children depend on their schools breakfast program. As we begin a new secular year, let us resolve to do more by continuing to support Operation Isaiah. The community is invited to stop by the Jacksonville Jewish Center at 3662 Crown Point Road and drop o nonperishable food items or toiletries in the carts located in the front lobby. For further information, please call the o ce at 292-1000. Local school adding sixth gradeLutheran School has implemented Measures of Academic Progress, MAP, an adaptive, computerized assessment that provides teachers speci c feedback on each students progress. The results of MAP are used to determine what areas need further instruction or enrichment. Then teachers use Skills Pointer and Lesson Plans on Demand, state-of-the-art, computerized programs to plan instruction and enrichment. The combination of these three adaptive, computerized programs provides the optimum individualized learning environment for each student. In addition, Shepherd of the Woods has engaged in a new Technology Initiative. The rst step has been to implement the three programs described above along with additional hardware. Shepherd of the Woods has added laptops and iPads. A mobile laptop lab is available to allow a classroom to have one-to-one computing experiences. Students use four online programs to reach mastery in reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and math. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School also a Candidate for accreditation through AdvancED, SACS CASI. Their external review will be April 2930, 2013. Dr. Speagle, said, We look forward to continuing our improvement process through accreditation.Local talk show explores life and faith as loneliness, immigration, health, angels, guilt, prayer and life after death. The exclusive documentary-style lms feature everyday people with unusual stories, as well as nationally known gures. National Lifetree Caf founder Thom Schultz said, We engage people of all ages in a national conversation through local Lifetree Cafs as well as a robust online presence. The organizations website, LifetreeCafe.com, invites visitors to participate online in the same topical conversations that occur each week at the live venues. Lifetree serves as a comfortable place to meet other people who are interested in the same issues. Schultz said, The atmosphere resembles a warm, neighborhood co ee shop. The experience gives people practical help and insight on life issues, and provides a hopeful spiritual connection. Schultz said, Weve found that people today want to participate in the conversation. Its not enough to simply hear someone lecture on an important topic. People want to share their thoughts, ask questions, and tell their own stories. Lifetree o ers a safe place and time to do that. Lifetree Caf will be o ered at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, starting on January 8, 2013. Admission to the 60-minute events is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to George Treiber at 731-0731 or gtreiber.HopeJax@gmail.com.

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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. The Mandarin Mustang boys soccer team is building o of last years stellar season and continuing on the path of excellence. Sprinting up and down the practice eld after long days at school, the boys devote all of their energy for the sport they love. For some Mustangs, this is their last year on the pitch as they will graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives. Seniors such as Kladji Basko, Eric Han, Mark Darling and Kacper Grzeszczak, committed to Jacksonville University, have just one more chance to ght their way to the state nals and earn their place as the rst team to win a state championship for Mandarin High School. In the beginning of their season, the Mustangs earned victories against neighboring Ponte Vedra High School and rival Fletcher Senators, proving their dominance has not diminished from last year where The college football season will wrap up in the rst week of January as several bowl games are on the schedule. Here in Jacksonville, it will be Mississippi State playing Northwestern in the TaxSlayer. com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field on New Years Day at 12:00 noon. Also on that day, Georgia will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando at 1:00 p.m. and Florida State will play Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami at 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, January 2, Florida will match up with Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans at 8:30 p.m. If the Gators can defeat the Cardinals, they will earn their 12th win of the season. It would be the sixth time in school history that the football team has won at least that many games. College footballs stars of tomorrow will be on display in two nationally televised high school football all-star games. The Under Armour All-American Game will be played on Friday, January 4 in St. Petersburg at 5:00 p.m. This game will be televised on ESPN and it will feature two local players, Sandalwood defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who will enroll early at Alabama, and Camden County quarterback Brice Ramsey, who will enroll early at Georgia. The United States Army All-American Game will be played on Saturday, January MHS Winter Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthe Mustangs fought their way to the state nals. On their way to the state championship, the boys defeated experienced teams such as Buchholz and Palm Harbor University but ultimately fell to Cypress Bay by a score of 4-1 in the nals. Graduating six seniors from last year, including defensive players John Mella and Matt Lucas, the Mustangs have added a few new players to the con- guration. These players are led by returning defensive players like Alex Huston, Matt Rauco and Shane Osborne, who add experience to the team. Rauco is excited for the season and is enjoying each and every game as he remarks, I expect us to contend for the state championship. This year is on the clock because every game could be our last. Head Coach Jason Cooley, along with assistant coach Donald Gordon, continues to drill the boys in practice focusing on fundamentals such as ball control and passing as well as communication which is a vital part of any sports team. The boys communicate with each other awlessly on the pitch as well as o the playing eld. They helped direct parking at the football games as well as cleaned up the stadium the day after. The Mustangs also support other sports as often as possible and were present to cheer on the volleyball team in the district nals as well as the basketball teams on the nights where the boys were not on the playing eld as well. The Mustangs will play away on Friday, January 4 against Fletcher and in Gainesville on Tuesday, January 8 against Buchholz. Both games start at 7:00 p.m. The boys will be home versus Stanton on Thursday, January 17 for their senior night.Local Sports Scene: College bowl gamesBy Chad Cushnir5 in San Antonio at 1:00 p.m. This game will be televised on NBC and it features ve local players: Yulee running back Derrick Henry (will enroll early at Alabama), Columbia o ensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (undecided), First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian, Bishop Kenny wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood and Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington. McMillian, Fulwood and Washington have all verbally committed to the University of Florida. The University of North Florida will host JU on January 18 in a college basketball showdown between two local colleges. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. These two teams will meet a second time on February 15 at JUs home venue which is the Veterans Memorial Arena. The Jacksonville Giants basketball team has ve home games on the schedule in January. Theyll play at the Veterans Memorial Arena on January 4, 5, 25, 26 and 31. Members of the interfaith community of Jacksonville will gather Sunday, January 13, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program begins with a performance by the Edward Waters College Concert Choir at 2:30 p.m., followed by the prayer service at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 11757 Old St. Augustine Road. This years prayer service will feature young people and representatives from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim faith communities providing re ections on some of the principles Dr. King believed in Interfaith Prayer Service to honor King so strongly. Stephanie Jones from St. Joseph Academy and David Barr from Bishop Kenny High School will be among the young people giving re ections and Bishop Felipe J. Estvez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will provide the opening and closing remarks. The Black Catholic Commission of the Diocese of St. Augustine is hosting the third annual prayer service and the reception afterwards. The public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, please call Ernie Favors at 768-9934 or email favorse@aol.com. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com January 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Eden Sussman. The project is committed to enhancing the lives of children with special needs. Since the home environment is a crucial piece of childhood development, they aim to create the ultimate learning, playing and relaxing atmosphere inside the childs home. Based on the childs needs they accomplish these goals by transforming the childs bedroom into a custom-made, dream haven. Zach Strom, a fth grade teacher at Bartram Springs Elementary School, volunteers his passion and skills in custom woodwork and child development to The StarLight Projects endeavors. In addition to his teaching duties, he has a small side business, Spots-4-Tots, which specializes in building creative spaces for children of all ages. Also lending her artistic talents to the project is Christine Applewhite, a graduate in arts from Flagler College, who paints murals for the bedroom projects. The looks on the childrens faces are priceless. It is why I do what I do. The StarLight Project is an amazing organization, explains Applewhite. The organization was formed and dedicated to the loving memories of three individuals who had a profound impact on the world with their passion for helping for helping children. The S in Star and the L in Light are representative of Je rey Sussman, Arnold and Pauline Lederer. Their legacy will live in our hearts forever and in each childs bedroom, according to Craig Sussman. Our childrens room exceeded our wildest dreams, Cathy White said as Tatiana and Troy beamed with joy after they unwrapped the greatest Christmas present ever on December 8. From just a few conversation with the kids about their wants and input from the family about what the kids needs were, a masterpiece was created. The StarLight Project is a dream coming true for my family. Now Tatiana and Troy can slumber in a special place of their own and dream of great things to come! 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Melinda lived in Singapore and we began courting long distance. Then she came to visit us here in Jacksonville and the Fischer family engulfed her only like a southern family can! he smiles and says. She became a United States citizen ve years ago and she probably is more pro-active and exercises her freedom as a citizen more than most of us, he adds. The two got married in 2002 and he graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in engineering by the time he was 22, all while working full-time at Citibank as a customer service representative. They moved to Mandarin in 2008 and JJ was born in 2010. Fischer has been with CSX in energy management negotiations for 15 months. My employer is very supportive of my public service, says Fischer, and that really helps. I have a passion to x whats wrong with our government, especially in the educational system, he concludes.A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday Homes with even number addresses: Sunday Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Mandarin High Schools Community Education Program will o er three new adult classes starting in January: Introduction to Civil War Reenactment, Japanese Crochet and Zumba Toning, according to Kathy Cook, Mandarins community education coordinator. Four hundred adults attended classes in September, Cook said. More than 40 classes are scheduled for the winter term, including: Line Dancing, Tennis, Tack WonDo, computers, foreign languages, Mandarin resident Sophia, age six and a half, caught a seven pound cat sh on Saturday, December 15 using mullet as bait. She caught it in the St. Johns River, near Deep Bottom Creek. She and her family enjoy shing quite often!Mandarin High adds new Adult Ed classesWine Appreciation and Writing Mysteries for Children and Teens. Registration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 8, 9 and 10 at Mandarin High School, located at 4831 Greenland Road. Most classes start the week of January 22. Classes are open to students ages 16 and older, but some accept younger students. For information, please contact Cook at 260-3911, Ext. 1043, or visit: www.mhs. duvalschools.org. WWW WWWVisit our website:

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The Google Teacher Academy is a free professional development experience designed to help K-12 educational leaders get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get handson experience with Googles products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certi ed Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local regions and beyond. Google Certi ed Teachers are exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning, as well as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, lifelong learning and collaboration. The Google Certi ed Teacher Heres a word of advice: If youre getting ready to make New Years tness resolutionsdont. Instead, design a year long tness plan to ensure e ective lifestyle changes are utilized. Use this yearlong plan to improve your health each month: January. Set your goals. Take a look at your life: Whats missing? What do you wish you could do? Invest in a few sessions with a personal trainer, who will point you in the right direction and help you get going. February. Focus in fuel. Keep a daily log of what you eat and how you feel. As your body gets used to more activity, youll naturally crave a lighter diet with less fat and sugar and more vegetables, fruits and grains. Youll need protein to build muscle, so make sure your daily intake meets your new demands. March. Check your progress. Look at what youve achieved so far and whats missing. Fatigue, aches and pains are signs that youre trying to do too much, too soon. If your progress has slowed down or stopped, change your routine to keep your body challenged. April. Stir in some variety. 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Sign up for something that interests you or that brings new discipline to your body, such as yoga or kickboxing. October. Get in gear. Take advantage of end-of-season sales to treat yourself to some new accessories. Equip yourself for a sport or exercise that challenges you in a new way. November. Kick an addiction. Take advantage of your new feeling of power to gain control over an unhealthy habit. Smoking, shopping, drinking too much alcoholif some habit has taken over your life, you should now nd it easier to quit. December. Give yourself a present. Take stock of how much better you feel and look, then give yourself a tangible reward for your good work. Buy yourself a new out t or treat yourself to a special weekend. Our bodies were made to move. You will feel so much better when you exercise, says Liz Oole, Rehabilitation Services Manager at Baptist Medical Center South. Be sure to look for the Baptist Medical Center South ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Local teacher selected to become Google Certi ed By Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School program was launched in 2006 with the rst Academy held at Google headquarters in Mountain View. The program has since held several academies across the United States, expanding the ranks of Google Certi ed Teachers. The Google Teacher Academy is produced by Google, in collaboration with CUE, an educational non-pro t organization. There were 62 attendees from all over the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, India, Singapore, Ukraine and Dubai. 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This past year he was honored with the Founders Award from his Lodge. Since joining scouting, he became a backpacking enthusiast and applied to work as a trail guide at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Outside of scouting, Newell is a freshman at the University of Florida, currently studying chemical engineering and a member of the UF crew team. Congratulations Brandon Newell

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Rotary Club of Mandarin would like to thank the Interact Club from Mandarin High School for all of their help this past year, including the work they performed at the Mandarin Food Bank and the Rotary Centennial Park at the South Mandarin Library. It was also our pleasure this past holiday season to help our military overseas with our Adopt a Soldier program. We assembled 50 boxes containing food other requested items not available to them in Afghanistan. We look forward to the New Year and all of the events Federations Young Leadership Division (YLD) and Shalom Jacksonville planned it and people came.174 children and adults enjoyed a community celebration of Chanukah in the kid-friendly setting of Ollie Koalas Backyard. Parents, grandparents, clergymen and /or their spouses had The three-year-old class at First Christian Preschool enjoyed meeting Santa at their annual Christmas party.A community Chanukah celebration for allBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinator Some of the winners of the creative menorah contest.lots of time to schmooze and meet new and long time members of the Jewish community. The highlight of the evening was the creative menorah contest where children up to age 11 and families created menorahs out of Styrofoam, egg cartons, nuts and bolts, colored water, balloons, Legos, spools, aluminum foil, paper and plastic sculpture. We even had an edible menorah and one made from a giant etrog. The judges, Rabbi Jesse Olitzky, Henny Fisch and Kari Ja a, had a very di cult time selecting the winners from all the creative entries. Our thanks to Gabrielle Bubis for chairing the event, assisted by Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville and Adam Bronstone, YLD and volunteers Jennie DeBardeleben and Adrienne Biber. We thank Meir Cohen and sta of McKosher for the delicious hot dog platters; Thomas Johnson, manager of Ollie Koala, for his kindness and generosity; Larry Tallis of Tallis Photography for the wonderful photos and Kris Light of Federation for all her hard work on behalf of this event. As always, we thank you to all for coming and supporting this Federation program. You all made it very special. We look forward to next years Chanukah event. Mandarin Rotary Club January updateBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauleywe have planned. We will be honoring our Mandarin area teachers of the year on February12 and the Policeman of the Year on April 9. This years gala, Laugh for Charity will be held March 21 at the Comedy Zone, Mandarin Ramada Inn. The proceeds from this event will be given to We Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Kelli is a 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair tabby cat. She is very playful and loves to play with toys. She likes other cats and is friendly with all people. Bubba is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is very active and playful while still being very sweet and affectionate. He is very tolerant and gentle. An overall good boy! Jen Kim has moved her dog grooming/boarding business to our area. She started her grooming business in 1989 in Hawaii and opened Furrperfect Pet Spa in Baymeadows in 2008. Now she has started a new location in the Mandarin/Julington Creek area and named her business I Love My Dog Grooming and Boarding. Kim has a natural talent in grooming and connection with dogs and her love of dogs and expertise quickly spread Groomer/dog whisperer relocates to Mandarinthrough words of mouth to her neighbors. She has an amazing sensitivity to the needs of dogs and is a communicator. She handles di cult dogs with ease and both dog and owner look forward to their next visit. One of her clients, Helen Kirkpatrick (a formal school principal) says, Jen does an outstanding job with our three mini Schnauzers. She has even been able to calm the dogs so that they are happy to be with her. Gizmo before Gizmo afterthe Mandarin Food Bank and the Mandarin YMCA swimming education program. If you would like to attend the silent auction and gala, please contact us at mandarinrotary@aol. com to purchase your tickets. Your participation will go a long way towards helping those in need. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: January 5 New: January 11First Quarter: January 18Full: January 27 Need customers?886-4919Preschoolers enjoy the season

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RushmoreBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comthese huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset lled the west.We spent one afternoon and evening among the deep desolate canyons, towering spires and rugged buttes. Sadly, that amount of time is not nearly enough. The next day we drove the Needles Parkway in Custer State Park seeing spiky mountain peaks and bison walking down the road. Rangers encouraged us to drive north on the Iron Mountain Highway for the best approach to Mt. Rushmore. Little did we know the next 14 miles would turn into one of the most thrilling road trips. Unlike its heavy, rigid sounding name, the Iron Mountain Highway snakes around itself with a series of bridges, known as pigtail bridges and through tunnels barely wide enough for one car. The term pigtail should not be confused with the hairstylethink of a tightly twisted pigs tail or a 720 degree spiral. The roads construction ranks as a marvel of engineering and has been termed the by-way that couldnt be built. Since Judy and I made a point of pulling over at each scenic overlook, we naturally stopped at the rst one. Our car was the only vehicle in the lot and the landscape seemed non-descript, like an ordinary prairie eld. But then.way o in the distance we spied a tiny white outcropping on the side of a mountain. It included four heads! Woo-hoo! Our rst glance at Mt. Rushmore in person. I leap out of the car as if pushed by an ejection seat button. I was truly eyeing a place I thought Id never see. As we proceeded, the road continued to irt with seduction, o ering a sneak peek here and there. The views got better and better as we drove along. At one stop we caught site of George Washington through an opening in the trees. Further along, we squeezed our car through a onelane tunnel which acted like a dramatic portal. Iron Mountains summit o ered a stunning but still distant vista of the 60-foot tall carvings. Eventually we arrived at the National Park and strolled down the Avenue of the Americas lined with each of the 50 state ags. We stared up at the immense work of Gutzon Borglum, his son and 400 other workers. The project took 14 years to complete from 1927 to 1941 and cost less than a million dollars. We ogled and pinched ourselves; when an icon looks like this, nowhere becomes somewhere. Take my word: Mt. Rushmore is one of those places you should see up close and in person. If possible, arrive via the Iron Mountain Road for an experience that will not disappoint.This month Ive borrowed an Auxiliary article from our Recreational Boating Safety division that covers an important issue for both safety and retention of your property. You may be the involved party or else discover an adrift craft. When a paddlecraftcanoe, kayak, or paddleboardis found adrift, the rst question is whether someone was aboard or whether it simply blew away or oated o Until the latter is con rmed, it must be assumed that someone was aboard and is in trouble. A Search and Rescue (SAR) mission must go out and search until the owner/operator can be contacted and con rms that the craft was merely adrift and that everyone is safe. The problem is that, unlike sail and power boats, most jurisdictions do not require registration numbers on all paddle craft. Without the familiar state coded numbers and letters on the bow, it is di cult to determine who the owner is and call United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateKeeping your paddlecraft and your lifeBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8them unless they have taken action to identify themselves by putting their name and a telephone number on the craft. Few do. We encourage paddle craft owners to permanently af- x their name to their craft in a visible place that has a cell phone number and the cell phone number of a family member or someone else knowledgeable of your whereabouts. It doesnt have to be large, just legible. An orange self-adhesive label with spaces for contact information may be available from the Coast Guard. In the future, we hope to provide them to our Auxiliary vessel examiners to hand out. These stickers can be lled in using a magic marker, paint stick or nail polish and applied to the hull or deck of the paddle craft. With this identi cation aboard, a boater, law enforcement or Auxiliary crew nding the craft can immediately call and determine the status of the owner. If they get no answer, boaters should notify authorities and they will perform a standard search, according to conditions. But when the owner is found to be safe, the Coast Guard can save time and fuel and remain available for true distress situations. For their own sake, solitary paddlers especially need to adopt such good practices. Thinking ahead will reduce either the occurrence of rescue situations or increase the odds of successful recovery. Establishing a Float Plan to be left with a contact person and considering weather and watercaused hypothermia are other key issues. Float Plan forms are on the Flotilla website under Local Boating Info at http:// www.safeboatingjax.com/ or in your Federal Boaters Guide available from our Vessel Examiners or marine dealers. Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine! Start 2013 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in Mandarin NewsLine!886-4919

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More than 12,500 fans were added to the Jaguars Facebook as a result of the campaign. Peter Racine, president of the Jaguars Foundation, announced that in appreciation of the e orts of the Jacksonville The perfect New Years resolution for gardening enthusiasts is to get involved at the Mandarin Garden Club. From those who want to start learning about gardening for the rst time to those who are already expert gardeners, the Mandarin Garden Club is just the place for you. There are three groups that meet during the day, one group that meets in the evening and also a group for kids. The garden club holds meetings on a wide variety of gardening and nature topics, hands-on experiences and eld trips. The Crafty Ladies group is busy every week working on fun and rewarding community service projects. There is even a group that meets once a month for some lively domino playing. The Mandarin Garden Club is where outstanding Mandarin residents work Jacksonville Jaguars to donate $50,000 to the Jacksonville Humane Society New Years Resolution: Attend a meeting at the Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club Loretto Elementary Schools participation in the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 was recently noticed by The National Dairy Council of Florida. The Dairy Council awarded Loretto with six tickets to the December 9 home game of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the New York Jets. Mrs. Foskey, the schools NFL Fuel Up coordinator, presented Catherine Zurcher (second grader), Ravane Gueye (third grader) and Eliana Gosiker ( fth grader) each with a pair of tickets with parking passes. Congratulations and go Jaguars!Loretto students are rewarded for physical tness!together to continue the clubs 67-year-long history. Membership is open to all at the Mandarin Garden Club. The public is invited to the Mandarin Garden Clubs January meeting presented by Jacksonvilles Cummer Museum and Gardens. The program is titled Tour the Cummer Gardens From Your Chair. All are welcome on January 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. No reservation is 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. 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.Mandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: Cheer up your January garden. Plant a pot of pansies outside. Put your pot of pansies where you can see them every day. They will make you smile. Pansies are long known for being considered a happy plant to brighten up our cool months. Pansies come in every color of the rainbow. Put your pansies in at least six hours of sun a day, water and fertilize. Your pot of pansies will bring you great gardening joy until we can get back to warm weather gardening in the spring. See http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.u .edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/ owering_plants/pansies.html for detailed information on growing pansies.Humane Society, the team will provide the full $50,000 to the organization. Racine stated, The Jacksonville Humane Society provides a variety of valuable services to our community and we are excited to support their animal welfare and education e orts. The donation from the Jaguars will be speci cally earmarked for childrens educational and outreach programs. We are delighted the Jaguars have chosen to give us such a generous donation, said Denise Deisler, Jacksonville Humane Societys executive director. We will use the money to teach children lessons of kindness and compassion towards all living beings.First Coast Oncology has chosen the winners of their fourth annual Students Who Care essay contest. Congratulations to George Abraham of Stanton College Preparatory School and Alexandra Hutzler of Yulee High School. Both students will receive MacBook computers.

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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City Council Members Desk Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 The Sheriff ReportsPage 7 From the Florida HousePage 10 Alpine Groves Park Page 12 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 13 Mandarin Council All State Chorus Page 14 Mandarin Community Club update Page 15 Starry Night Page 16 MHS Happenings Page 16 Etiquette by Elizabeth Page 17 Faith News Page 18 Local Sports Scene Page 20 New Eagle Scout Page 21 Community Chanukah Page 22 Coast Guard update Page 23 Mandarin Garden Club SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 7, Issue 4 January 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Your newest Duval County School Board member from Mandarin, Jason Fischer, grew up on the Westside of Jacksonville. His family is a second generation Jacksonville family and a fourth generation Floridian family. His mother is the youngest of seven children and Jason is the oldest of four children. Whew! To say this is a big Jacksonville clan is putting it mildly. So when Fischer decided to On December 8, Tatiana and Troy were given an early Christmas present from The StarLight Project. They were given what every child wishes for„a bedroom all their own and designed for their wants and needs. The bedroom was the latest project for The StarLight Project, which is dedicated to creating ultimate dream rooms for children with special needs. The misThe Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, a non-pro“ t institution, is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park at 11964 Mandarin Road. In addition to this location, it operates the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce for the bene“ t of the community to preserve and display historical exhibits and objects related to Mandarins rich history. The museums inform and educate adults and children through tours, special events, programs, publications and museum archives. Start off the New Year with a BANG!Call Heather Seay at 904-886-4919 or email at hs@rtpublishinginc.com for more information! Meet Mandarin’s new school board member…. Jason FischerBy Donna KeathleyA special bedroom for special needs children By Karl Kennell sion of The StarLight Project is to encourage mental, physical and emotional development, creativity and lifelong learning for children with special needs through the design of custommade dream bedrooms. The StarLight Project is a nonpro“ t organization founded in 2011 by Craig, Cherie and run for the Mandarin districts seat on the School Board, his own personal interest in the citys educational system was at least one motivational point. You see, Fischer and his wife, Melinda, gave birth to their “ rst child two years ago, Jason Jr. or JJŽ for short. As Fischer says, his family is a medium income group of folks and the Duval County public education system is of major interest to them. He became interested in politics when he joined a Sunday school class at his church, First Baptist of downtown Jacksonville. Senator Stephen Wise was a member of this group and Fischer worked on his campaign at one time. The senator challenged his fellow classmates to get involved„ go to Tallahassee and become an advocate for education! And thats exactly what Fischer did. So there the seeds were planted for furthering his political roots. Fischer has a fresh young attitude and lots of energy for the tasks at hand on the new board and he excited to be working alongside an old time friend in education, his principal from Hyde Grove Elementary School. Im a planner,Ž says Fischer. That comes from my engineering degree, so that will serve the board well too.Ž Fischers wife is also an engineer who works for JEA. Believe it or not, they met on the internet. I was really into playing video games competitively durMandarin Museum and Historical Society seeks members and volunteersBy Contributing Writer Sandy Arpen, Mandarin Museum and Historical SocietyThe museum buildings are open for visitors on weekends and to students and adults for scheduled tours. The society hosts quarterly lectures (a partnership with the Mandarin Community Club) and special events like the annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin and the Miss Aggie Day which recognizes a Mandarin woman who has contributed greatly to our community. The society is supported “ nancially primarily through contributions from the public, as well as various small grants, including one from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. 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Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904-886-0234 3720 San Jose Place Jacksonville, FL, 32257Behind Carrabba’s 13 Years In Mandarin Duval County School Board members and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announced in midDecember that Duval County Public Schools is the recipient of a competitive $32.6 million Quali“ ed Zone Academy Bond (QZAB). Quali“ ed Zone Academy Bonds are a “ nancing option sponsored by the Federal government, administered through the Florida Department of Education. Under this program, “ nancial support through the community can be leveraged. For example, the district can borrow with no interest, $900,000 for every $100,000 received through community match. Community partners are an integral part of this process in helping to “ ll the gaps in our Strategic Plan. Special thanks go to the following contributors: Emtec, Apple, Florida Blue, Ann and David Hicks, David and Linda Stein, Gary and Nancy Chartrand, Kimberly and Richard Sisisky, the DuBow family, Kim and Michael Ward, Cindy and Dan Edelman and Bill and Dori Walton. This new administration has committed to improving access to technology for all our students, and the receiving of this grant speaks to delivering on that commitment,Ž said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Students have become digital learners, and this technology will enhance their opportunities for success in a technology-driven world.Ž The Florida Department of Education has allocated $29 million to Duval County Public Schools under the QZAB program. This combined with the business and community support will bring the total to $32.6 million. The funds received through QZAB will dramatically increase technology access for students and teachers through iPads, laptops, multimedia carts and computer labs. Duval County Public Schools will begin implementing their four-phase plan to create 21st century learning environments in January 2013. Phase one is expected to run from January to June 2013. Phase two is expected to begin in July and run to December 2013. Phase three is planned to run from January to June 2014 and the “ nal phase is projected to run from July to December 2014. Community partnerships and support are essential to the success of Duval County Public Schools,Ž said Board Chairman Fel Lee. Community and business donations allow us to provide our students with the tools and resources necessary to make them competitive in postsecondary education and the workforce. We are grateful to those who help make opportunities like these possible.Ž Each stage of the plan will be implemented at select schools of all grade levels that have been identi“ ed as target schools by either serving 35 percent or more students on Free and Reduced Lunch or having an established academy or magnet program. DCPS approved for Quali ed Zone Academy Bond Program Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announces the Quali“ ed Zone Academy Bond Program. Loretto Elementary Schools Student Council recently helped others get into the holiday spirit at Westminster Woods and Clare Bridge assisted living facilities. They were welcomed with bright smiles by the residents. Led by Sharon Miller, school volunteer and natural songstress, students merrily sang traditional holiday songs, with some added creativity during a few. The seniors were encouraged to sing along and happily did just that. As if the beautiful melodies were not enough, before leaving each facility, students presented each person a stuffed animal. This experience left both students and seniors “ lled with all the more joy.Students bring holiday cheer

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € 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.comAdvertising Sales, Kathrin Lancelle KL@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers’ opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include 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 Our Home Improvement Guide!Contact your ad rep today at 904-886-4919 to reserve an ad today! The journey to end cancer begins with a single step. Relay for Life of Mandarin invites the entire Jacksonville community to join their journey on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The 24-hour event, which will take place at Mandarin High School, will feature traditional Relay for Life ceremonies, lively entertainment and unique fundraising ideas. The Relay has already kickedo its 2012-2013 season, so do not delay when signing up. More information on becoming a sponsor or forming a team for Relay for Life of Mandarin can be found on www.relayforlife. org/mandarin” or by calling the local American Cancer Society o ce. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Societys largest fundraising event. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are January 13 and 27, February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Mandarin Womens Club program for Thursday, January 24 is Angela Spears, community engagement o cer and special assistant to the mayor, speaking about Women in History.Ž 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. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday January 19. Call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. Check out their website at: http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ The January general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this Online Coupon are not accepted

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. I have personally been successful in buying and managing investment properties for over 30 years. Call me today for more information at 904-316-4774.Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Cindy’s Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindy’s Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in men’s haircuts. d y ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ s C C C C C u t s Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Its a quiet time of year at City Hall, which I think is a good thing. The business of governing continues, but theres little action on bills and resolutions. Even though I still believe a for-pro“ t utility can be more e ciently run than our municipal-owned JEA, I have suspended the pursuit of selling JEA as the support is just not there at this time. By the way, if JEA were sold, the rates could not go up; they must be the same rates as those charged in the utilitys service area. Thats the law. In our case, electric rates would actually be $300,000,000 less per year„with residential bills being about $50 less per month and commercial utility bills, anywhere from $500 to $10,000 less per month. And I ask you to consider this: Have you ever known a non-pro“ t or government entity that is run better or more e ciently than a for-pro“ t or privately run enterprise? I cant think of one. Oftentimes, Mandarin residents ask me how they can participate and assist in saving the city money. I am currently a member of the Special Committee on Solid Waste and I have good news for you: for every ton of recycled materials, the city receives $41, plus the city avoids $13 in disposal fees. Please put everything in the blue bin except food. I have been to the new recycling facility on the Westside and it is very impressive. Theres “ ve miles of conveyor belts that receive and recycle soda bottles, paper, aluminum cans and everything in between. In Mandarin, some businesses are expanding, such as Brooks Rehab in Bartram Park, Web.com and Ive even heard credible discussions about a new Chick-“ l-A. However, other businesses in our neighborhood are struggling. City Hall, state government and the federal government all need to get out the way by reducing rules and regulations that sti” e growth. Lastly, the Christmas and New Year season is a time to remember the good things and those people who have made your life better. A time to think of those less fortunate and that are in need of a helping hand. Its a time for forgiveness and most importantly, its a time to spend with family. God has blessed our community in many way and we should all be grateful for His many gifts. Please dont hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and Operation Homefront recently announced a partnership that will extend emergency “ nancial assistance to military service members and veterans who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound, which was not due to their own misconduct, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Funded by WWP, the requests for assistance will be taken and ful“ lled by Operation Homefront starting December 3. Emergency assistance will be in the form of cash grants paid to service providers to cover the most basic of needs … food, rent, utilities, etc. Warriors will have to prove a “ nancial need exists and requests for assistance can be submitted online at www.OperationHomefront. net. Operation Homefronts primary focus is providing emergency “ nancial assistance to the families of those deployed and to our wounded warriors during and after their recovery and transition,Ž said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefronts president and CEO. For years we have wanted to extend our eligibility to cover more warriors. We currently provide assistance for two years after a service member has separated from the military and now we can help many more who have been affected by 9/11.Ž Wounded Warrior Project o ers 18 diverse programs and services designed to provide economic empowerment to help wounded warriors get back on track. At WWP we set up our programs and services to ensure wounded warriors and their families are healing their minds and bodies for a lifetime, but we also realize there are times when an urgent “ nancial need arises,Ž said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, Wounded Warrior Project. We know other organizations like Operation Homefront provide important services and the path to ful“ lling our vision of the most successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded veterans in our nations history lies in collaboration with these organizations.Ž This is an amazing example of nonpro“ t teamwork, which plays to the strengths of both organizations,Ž continued Knotts. Nonpro“ ts have to work smarter, work together more often, and “ nd ways to collaborate with the public sector to ensure our wounded warriors receive the support they will need after the current deployments end. Our country has more than 50,000 wounded and injured from Iraq and Afghanistan, who will need support for decades to come.Ž Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Homefront will continue to look for ways to collaborate in order to best serve wounded warriors, including synergies between WWPs Resource Center, a support center that provides resources and tools to warriors and their families.Expanded emergency nancial assistance available Duval County Public Schools will host a Regional Financial Aid night at Mandarin High School on Thursday, January 31, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Financial aid representatives will provide information about state and federal nancial aid programs and will answer questions about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other nancial aid forms. Parents and students are invited to participate in this free session. Financial Aid NightMandarin High € 4831 Greenland Road € 260-3911 January 31 € 6:00 p.m.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONS The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. The Smile Youve Always Wanted! Fastbraces for Children & AdultsAs Low as $112/mo. Fastbraces Less Cost, Less Time! www.KrantzDentalCare.com Call Today for Your Free Consultation! & Saturdays Too! 11481 Old St. Augustine Rd #403 880-3292www.pickettbrothersjewelers.comHighest price paid. Stop by for a free evaluation. CA$Hfor Gold 20% additional with adExp.1/31/13We buy diamonds 1 Expert Jewelry Repair done on premises. Jose Boulevard. The program will the annual birthday party with a covered dish luncheon. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will have its monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday, January 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn Mandarin. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. A representative of the Duval County Sheri s O ce will demonstrate Self Defense for WomenŽ for the membership. For reservations, please call 262-8719. The Italian American Club wishes everyone a Happy Healthy New Year (Felice Anno Nuovo). We will welcome the New Year with our annual New Years Eve party. This year is a Black and White Ball. On January 26 we will have our Installation Dinner Dance to celebrate the new o cers and board of directors for 2013. John Bu a Koch is celebrating his seventh year as club president. The Italian American Club is an all-volunteer social club which promotes Italian heritage and culture in addition to doing community service and charitable events. You do not have to be Italian to join as long as you enjoy all things Italian. For further information about membership or our club rentals, please call the club at 268-2882. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. These are new winter hours beginning in January. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. 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. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Mandarin Garden Clubs January meeting will be held at the clubhouse at 2892 Loretto Road on January 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Jacksonvilles own Cummer Museum and Gardens will be presenting a lovely program titled Tour the Cummer Gardens from Your Chair.Ž All are invited to attend and no reservation is required. For more information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192. 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 Sierra Club announces, Planning for a changing climate„What plans does Jacksonville have for a hotter, more humid climate with added sea level rise?Ž presented by Allen Tilley on January 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. All are welcome to this free event. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 2471876. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14 and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320.The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773.I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and/or wonderful holiday break. As we enter the New Year we have lots of things to discuss. I want you to know that I dont intend to sugar coatŽ anything, but I would like to start o the year by sharing with you an important early win that new leadership has brought to our school district. Under the leadership of our new Superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, our school system has reduced the number of district assessments. What prompted the change? This reduction was in response to the resounding concerns of parents, teachers, students, administrators and other stakeholders regarding the high frequency and duplication of district testing. What are the bene“ ts? The immediate bene“ t is that our students gain up to 10 additional days of meaningful learning time. Secondary bene“ ts include less stress on students, less duplication of actions by sta and more e cient use of our limited resources. Does this hurt student achievement? No. In fact, this will actually help the district to more clearly focus on improving real student achievement. The district understands that progress monitoring is an essential component to ensuring high quality instruction, and we will be using the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading (FAIR) results to satisfy state progress monitoring requirements. Does this mean the FCAT was abolished? Unfortunately not. The FCAT is a test that is controlled at the state level, but what I will say is that the FCAT will be going away beginning in 2014/2015. In next months article I plan to talk about some of the other big changes that have occurred since the change in leadership of our school district. If you would like to meet us face to face, please join Dr. Nikolai Vitti and me on January 24 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Mandarin High School, located at 4831 Greenland Road. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons WORKSHOPS ~~ Yoga Basics Jan. 12th 1-4 ~ Chakra Balancing Feb. 2nd 2-4pm ~ Proper body alignment Feb.3rd 4-5pm ~ www.yoga-den.com YOGA DEN TEACHER TRAINING 200hr New session~Jan 19th 500hr Posture Refinement workshop Jan 20 & Feb 3 with Shri HamiltonHubbard 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 YOG A DEN T EA CH ER TRAINING 200 h r N ew session~J a n 19t h 5 00 h r Posture Refi n eme n t w orks h o p Ja n 20 & Fe b 3 w ith Shri H a miltonH u bb ar d Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Service You Deserve, An Agent You Can Trust Each of“ce is independently Owned & Operated1383578 Call For Your Market Analysis Today! (904) 859-1002DeeRobertsProperties@msn.com Jacksonville, FL 32223 True grit and courage in some of the wildest places on earth. A real page-turner. danglingwithoutarope.com Barbara Belmont Dangling Without A Rope Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C h iropr a Meal Pl Wei F i b Our agency has been working hard to raise our citizens awareness of the serious problem of tra c related fatalities in Jacksonville. The public is very engaged in the issue of public safety and crime, especially homicide, but people often forget the most preventable type of death … people who die as the result of automobile crashes when the law isnt obeyed. We had a record high of 174 roadway deaths in 2007. At that time I ordered our o cers to focus on educating drivers, issuing more warnings (not paying tickets) and conducting more tra c deployments. For four years this has been very e ective. The number of fatal crashes declined. But in 2012, the number of roadway deaths began to rise again. Among the types of crashes we handle are: single car crashes which (many times) are caused by high speeds and sometimes drugs and/or alcohol are involved. There are also crashes where pedestrians, motorcyclists or pedicyclists are injured or killed when hit by a vehicle. What makes these events even more tragic is that often times the person on foot or bike is impaired, so they might walk or ride into tra c, ignore traf“ c laws and unfortunately, are struck and killed by a motorist. And there are the crashes where someone, at an intersection, tries to beat the red lightŽ and ends up getting hit or causing others to crash because they are into an intersection where they should not be after their tra c light has changed to red. All the tra c that is in an intersection lawfully is full of cars with potential victims. Injuries and fatalities caused by these situations can be avoided. One enforcement tool that has now passed all regulatory and legal hurdles is the videotaping of a vehicle when it illegally enters an intersection … red light running. In January of 2013 the installation of 25 of these cameras will begin in Jacksonville. Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the program in Jacksonville. This information is available at www.jaxsheri org … Under Initiatives on the front page: Take the red light camera quiz: True or False? The camera takes a picture of me. FALSE … The camera takes a picture of the vehicle; there is video of six seconds before the infraction occurs and six seconds after; but there is no picture or video of the driver. I cannot protest the Notice of Violation. FALSE … There is due process.Ž After the infraction is reviewed by the company and a sworn police o cer, a Notice of Violation is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle and sent “ rst class in the mail. There is a website where you can go to view the video and see the pictures of the vehicle crossing into or being in the intersection illegally, after the tra c light has changed to red. There is a way to protest that Notice of Violation. Less than 1 percent of violators do this, after seeing the evidenceŽ on video. But, if you want to protest the Notice of Violation, you will have to wait until the Violation converts to a Uniformed Tra c Citation, sometime after the 30 days. When you receive Uniformed Tra c Citation, you should immediately protest that ticket and follow instructions for obtaining a court date from the Clerk of the Courts O ce, just as you would any other tra c citation you wish to protest. This is an attempt to raise money for the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. FALSE … The $158 fee for the Notice of Violation is set by Florida Statute and not controlled by the city. It is the same anywhere in the state where you receive one of these Notices of Violation. If you are not protesting the Notice of Violation, it is recommended that you make payment within the 30 days allotted, so you dont receive a Uniformed Tra c Citation. This happens after 30 days if you dont respond to the Notice of Violation. That carries with it all the standard fees and penalties (points on your license). The Notice of Violation penalty fee is shared by the city, state, provider trauma centersƒ.not JSO. This will go againstŽ my license. FALSE … The Notice of Violation, issued by Red Flex and veri“ ed by a sworn police o cer at the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce, is a civil infraction. If attended to within 30 days, there are no points against the vehicle owners record and there is no impact to your insurance. I have to pay for the Notice of Violation, even if someone else was driving my car at the time. TRUE … You are responsible for your vehicle and anyone who uses itƒ unless you protest the Notice of Violation and take your friendŽ to court with you and have him/her pay the $158. Lets face it … a real friend will pay for their mistakes and not leave you to foot the bill. All 25 recommended camera locations (in various intersection approaches) will go liveŽ at the same time. FALSE … The vendor, Red Flex, is working with Florida DOT to get the approaches approved for engineering and installation one at a time. We expect construction will begin in January 2013, with a staggered start date as the di erent cameras become operational. There will be even more noti“ cation to the public, as these various approaches come online and Notice of Violations are issued. TRUE … In addition to all the public noti“ cations that have already taken place through earned media (news stories appearing on the commercial media and JSOs media), the DOT will erect signs at each location, and the JSO will continue to work with the news outlets to get the word out when each location comes on line. There will be no Notice of Violations issued for 30 days after a camera goes on line. TRUE … For the “ rst 30 days after an intersection approach with a red light camera begins operation, there will be a warningŽ of Notice of Violation issued. This warning carries no “ ne. This grace period is provided for by law. Check the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce website often. On the right side of the front page is the Tra c InformationŽ header, with a link to an interactive map that will tell you which intersection approaches are under construction; in the 30 day grace period; or fully operational with Notice of Violations being issued. Remember, drive with care and caution and obey all laws. This is the one thing you can do to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities in Jacksonville. Have a safe 2013!Red light cameras get the green light … Read this before you go!Ž Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 260-9010 $5 OFF $Valid thru 1/31/13 FREE! Valid thru 1/31/13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingJan. 3rd and Jan. 17th, 9:30 a.m.Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. Looking for something dierent?CHRISTS CHURCH ACADEMY K-1210850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667www.ccajax.orgFully Accredited Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP It is a distinct pleasure to be representing the Mandarin and the other new areas that are now a part of District 16, as I head to Tallahassee for another session. From time to time, I will send information which I think will be of interest to you on action in Tallahassee. The Florida Legislature is beginning the bi-annual process of organizing its leadership and holding initial committee meetings. I am honored to have been selected as chairman of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. The Justice Appropriations Subcommittees purview includes the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Legal A airs (Attorney General), all of our courts system, the Judicial Administration Commission and the Parole Commission. This committee provides legislative oversight on all budgetary issues concerning our justice system, reviews the governors budget recommendations and conducts agency legislative budget review concerning justice matters. In addition, all legislation with a “ scal impact and concerning our justice system is typically heard by this committee. Besides Justice Appropriations, I am serving on the full Appropriations Committee, the Judiciary Committee and the Education Committee. I have also been appointed to the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, created by our State Constitution, to provide long range budget planning and can also take speci“ c budgetary actions provided by law. This year is also seeing the creation of a few new committees, including a select committee on claims, committee on gaming, and a committee concerning the Patient Protection and A ordable Health Care Act (PPAHCA). The House has also created a new standing subcommittee on ethics and elections. The only constitutional requirement of the legislature is to pass a balanced budget. As of the day of writing this article, there is cautious optimism that our budget may be improved from the last several years, but too many variables remain that From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16could a ect our budget. Hopefully, we will have a clearer idea of the budget in February after the Revenue Estimating Conference submits its projections. Regardless of the projections, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We also have a number of issues projected to be heard including ethics and elections, With the evolving healthcare landscape, everyone needs to be aware of what medical practitioners are documenting about our healthcare. The Privacy Rule gives everyone the right to inspect and review their medical records. A patient cannot be denied copies of their medical record for nonpayment of a bill; however, the practitioner can charge a reasonable fee for copies of your records. By 2015, every practitioner accepting assignment for Medicare and Medicaid must be compliant with having an EHR/EMR in place or risk substantial “ nes that will increase until compliance. The electronic medical record (EHR/EMR) allows your practitioner to record all of your pertinent medical information in a software platform. The premise of the EHR/EMR is for patients to have their medical records accessible to any practitioner and with fewer errors increasing quality of care. Previous records will be scanned or attached into this record by data migration technicians. One mistake, be it a typo, incorrect drug or diagnoses can impact on a patient dramatically when applying for life and health insurance and in” uence rates and even contribute to a denial for coverage or worse cause a death. It is only at this time that a patient discovers the requested medical information is erroneous. An amendment to the medical record can be requested and the provider must respond to the request, as long as the request is to the provider where the error occurred. If the provider does not respond or make the correction, the patient can write to the provider and have the request made a part of the record. An incorrect diagnosis could follow a patient for a lifetime. There are approximately 300 EMR/EHR vendors in the market today. There is no guarantee your medical record will be accessible everywhere you receive treatment unless both parties have an HL-7 Interface. For more information on the HL-7 interface please visit this website: www.hl7.org. Medical records will be almost as automated as a credit report and are just as likely to have erroneous information as a credit report. Until the EMR/ EHR takes hold in the United States, we all need to be hypervigilant about what our medical records contain and say about our health. Consider reviewing your medical record as preventative care. Just as we schedule our annual checkups or get that annual ” u shot, make reviewing your medical record part of an annual review„it could save your life. For additional information, please contact penny_whalen@ bellsouth.net. Your health, your medical record, your life By Contributing Writer Penny M. Whalen, Director of Business Development, MedScribe Health Information Managementjob creation, education and the e ect of the PPAHCA, to name a few. I am presently working on several di erent areas of proposed legislation including revising statutory provisions concerning limited liability companies for job creation, encouraging the teaching of arts in our schools and strengthening our ethics laws. I encourage everyone who can to come to Tallahassee and watch their legislature in action. Knowledge and participation in our republic helps ensure its existence. If I or my o ce can ever be of assistance, please call us at 359-6090. Congratulations!Doug Stovall, president of the Parent Teacher Student Association at Mandarin High School, was recognized at the December 4, 2012 meeting of the Duval County School Board as an Outstanding School Volunteer.

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best “t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check’ too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com Penny M. Whalen ~ Director of Business Development Save The DateSunday, January 20, 2013 ~ ~Bridal Tour that takes Brides To Be on a tour of the citys most spectacular wedding venues. Purchase your tickets today to reserve your seat at: www.jacksonvilleweddingloft.eventbrite.com 3921 Hendricks Ave Jacksonville, FL (904)858-7006 Full Service Bridal Boutique 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard We know young children just dont know any better and have no idea of danger until it has either been taught them or experienced by them. Otherwise, they live in a worry-free world where perhaps the worst danger is displeasing Mommy. Regrettably, a lot of those young children who are todays young adults still havent been taught or “ gured out where real danger exists and they go merrily into the future exposing themselves to more and more encroachment in their lives by Big Brother and his various undesirable siblings and cousins. The latest example came in December, when Facebook … perhaps one of the most dangerous places on Earth for innocents who dont understand the evil in the world … wanted to change its basic operating rules and expose members to having more of their personal information used by others. At the time of this writing, Facebook members seem to sensibly be rising up against the company and not agreeing to the change in rules. Maybe there is a slight amount of hope for the future. Many Geeks and their ilk come up with these seemingly marvels of technology and get so involved in the gee whizŽ factor, they forget how dangerous and intrusive these advancementsŽ can be for now and especially in the future. As an example, what seems to be a relatively harmless and useful tool for parents comes from AT&T on cell phones. A service is available for tracking the location of cell phones of youngsters and teens, so the parents always know where they are at any time. What seems harmless enough is actually a terrible idea and its akin to implanting electronic trackers in everyones arm so the government will always know where we are at any time. You may recall there actually is a similar ankle tracking program used by government, right now and its used by the judicial system to track accused people out on bail or some convicted felons on probation and some on parole until their sentences are completed outside of the prison system. But, you whine, its for the safety of the children. And, you further whine, parents cant be too careful in this dangerous world. All of that is true but, at what price? How much of your freedom are you willing to give up and how quickly are you willing to surrender it? How long until some meddling liberal comes along and decides … for the safety of us all … we should all have these tracking devices mandated on our phones and they cannot be turned o Because, after all, there is the most minor of chances we all could be kidnapped or lost and tracking would be for our own good. The public, already comfortable with the idea for children and alleged and convicted criminals, will collectively say, well, it is a safety issue and I always want to be safe so, sure, its a good idea.Ž How much liberty are we willing to give up for alleged safety?Editors Note: Mandarin NewsLine is actively seeking a writer who would like to present a differing viewpoint to add to our Political Commentary. We would like to provide a forum where both sides of the issues may be discussed and thoughtful dialog may occur. If you are interested in writing on a monthly basis, please contact editor@mandarinnewsline. com for more information.The American Heart Association estimates that a staggering 65 percent of all adults are obese or over weight. Obesity is one of “ ve of the top 10 contributing factors of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Not only have we managed to hurt ourselves, we are also harming our children. Over the past 30 years the prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled for children two to “ ve years of age, as well as youth ages 12 to 19. Obesity has quadrupled for children six to 11 years old and one in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes. A USDA survey showed that in 2009, roughly 94 percent of schools serve a lunch that failed to meet federal standards for healthy school meals. Eighty percent of the lunches served in those schools exceeded federal recommendations for total fat and saturated fat content. Statistically, our obese children are growing to be obese adults. With obesity as one of the most pressing health threats facing the United States, action needs to be taken. Luckily, education is on the rise, as well as many health initiatives, to get families active and healthy. The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of physical activity, “ ve days a week. For each hour of exercise you do, an additional two hours is added to your life expectancy, as well as decreasing your odds of being diabetic, having a stoke, su ering a heart attack and developing cancer. Take the stairs, join a gym, take an evening walk as a family, ride your bike, play outside with your children. No matter how you chose to get your physical activity in, remember, 30 minutes could save your life. For additional information, please contact MandarinJax@ anytime“ tness.com. Dangling Without a Rope is the map of the very-unique journey of self-discovery and growth that author Barbara Belmont has taken through life. The stories in Dangling Without a Rope are interesting, exciting and well-told with a good balance of action and introspection. Belmont has spent her life testing boundaries, both within herself and in the societies in which she has moved. She hasnt always succeeded at what she set out to do, but one could never say she has failed either. What is impressive about this was Belmonts honesty in regards to this. She doesnt hesitate to share stories in which she fails to do something or messes up in one way or another. The unique thing about this, though, is that she doesnt view them as failures, but as learning experiences and it seems by the end of the book she has made peace with her weaknesses and learned to rejoice and depend upon her strengths. Belmont ends with an afterward in which she tells the reader about her latest challenges, dealing with Lyme disease, breast cancer and mild brain trauma. It seems as though she is facing these just as she faced all of the other challenges that have come her way throughout her life. If so, then we can be sure that no matter what, Belmont will come out a winner. ~ Story Circle Book Reviews Barbara Belmont is a Mandarin resident. Her memoir has recently been on the non-“ ction adventure Best Seller and Best Rated Lists of Amazon. Be sure to look for her ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Political CommentaryAre you willing to trade alleged safety for liberty?By J. Bruce Richardson30 minutes can save your lifeBy Contributing Writer Rachel Milligan, Manager, Anytime Fitness MandarinLocal author publishes book Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! 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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 12795 San Jose Blvd., Suite 8 Fresh Market Shopping Center 904-551-6970 $4 oOld School Barbershop Happy NEW YEAR! Head to Old School Barber Shop for Salon Quality Cuts at Barber Shop prices! 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 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! h i l & Macula Family Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Dear Editor: J. Bruce Richardson who writes the political commentaryŽ section„why doesnt he have some kind of title like Republican ContributorŽ? He is the only one I ever see contribute to the political commentaryŽ section in Mandarin NewsLine and he is anything but a journalistŽ as he writes non-objective pieces that are clearly written from the (new) Republican perspective. This month, when he began the entire piece by agreeing with Rush Limbaugh, I decided to drop what I was doing and send this letter. I am a busy mom of two young children with one on the way. I am in my 30s and college educated. Mr. Richardson writes (among other nonsense) ...Ž[Republicans] need to get on college campuses and reverse the trend of graduating so many liberals.Ž What?! I dont even know where to begin with this monthly column, so Ill simply implore you to invite other perspectives into this section or at least re-name it A Republicans View.Ž Sincerely, Emily CarpenterThe Friends of Alpine Park (FAP) invites you to start 2013 the right way„surrounded by nature, with your friends and family, getting “ t! On January 19, FAP and the St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Get Fit with Friends and Family Arbor Day One-Mile Fun Run/Walk and Health and Wellness ExpoŽ at Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a warm-up for those participating in the one-mile fun run/walk. The fun run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the riverfront and wind through the park. The fun run/walk is an untimed one-mile course, the perfect length to kick o a year of “ tness while enjoying the beauty of Alpine Groves Park. After the fun run/walk all participants will be eligible to participate in a ra e with items from the Jewish Community Alliance, Pinch-a-Penny, Mary Kay and many more. The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. MyGym of Mandarin, Baileys Powerhouse Gym, Just Fitness of Mandarin, Walgreens, Starbucks and others will be present. The Blood Alliance will be bringing out the Blood Mobile and would love for you to donate! The day before the event, Friday, January 18 is Floridas Arbor Day and to celebrate, the Friends of Alpine Park will hold a tree planting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. next to the Fruit Packing Shed. Registration forms are available at Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry or online for download at www.mayomedia.com. Friend us on Facebook at Friends of Alpine ParkŽ to receive the latest news about the event. In addition to the businesses listed above, we would like to extend a special thanks to the following sponsors: Weaver and Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, American Chiropractor, and Weedmans Grocery, Tropical Smoothie, Shape Your Nutrition and The UPS Store. If your business would like to sponsor the event, donate items to the ra e or swag bags,Ž please contact friendsofalpinepark@ gmail.com. The Friends of Alpine Park was formed in June 2012 by committed citizens and parkgoers to preserve and enhance the natural beauty and history of Alpine Groves Park in Switzerland, Florida. For more information please email friendsofalpinepark@gmail. com or visit them on Facebook, Friends of Alpine Park.ŽLetter to the Editor Come out to Alpine Groves Park for a day of friends, family, fun, health and wellnessSubmitted by Jennifer Yarbrough, President, Friends of Alpine Park Have fun getting “ t! Photo courtesy of Cher Brown. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine! One of Lorettos very own was entered into a back to school teacher nomination contestŽ sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Of ce Maxƒ and won. On September 26, 2012 a parent entered third grade teacher Joan Vogt in a back to school teacher nomination contestŽ sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Of ceMax. The contest assignment was to nominate a teacher by submitting an original essay describing how that teacher connects to your child, creates a sense of excitement or challenges your child in the classroom. Vogt is all of that and more. The contest was nationwide and only six teachers from the entire United States were chosen as winners, with Vogt being one of them. In addition to the overall recognition she deserves, she also won a variety of Hewlett Packard merchandise including printer and laptop as well as an Of ceMax gift card. Congratulations, Ms. Vogt! Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.RT@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Now accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. Financial assistance and the new LIFT tuition grant are available. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 904-268-4200 ext. 147. It’s not about taking our tour. It’s where our tour takes you. There’s no greater feeling than exploring the Martin J Gottlieb Day School for yourself and knowing you’ve found the perfect home for your child. Join us for an upcoming open house and see what we mean. 9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Champions Gymnastics Club Make Champions Gymnastics a part of Your New Year’s Resolution!We offer gymnastics classes that support development while creating memories that last a lifetime! Give the gift of “tness and fun to your children by enrolling now! Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Reviews Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 If all of the Black Friday deals had your head spinning then Deborah Caldwell said you are going to be in for a real treat if you pay her a visit. Caldwell, co-manager of Jax Thrift Avenue said she has a pair of Coach sneakers for ten dollars. Thats a fraction of what youd pay if you were buying them in a department store, where prices can easily run over a hundred dollars. We get all kinds of very nice items. We sell our infant clothes for 50 cents,Ž said Caldwell. Jax Thrift Avenue is one of Mandarins newest neighbors located at the corner of Crown Point Road and San Jose Boulevard. Its not just the stores low prices that makes them unique, but the fact that they are also serving a social mission. All proceeds will bene“ t Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, a nonpro“ t organization dedicated to preparing girls, ages “ ve through 18, to be self-con“ dent, responsible and well-rounded individuals. The area non-pro“ t, which has been in Jacksonville for over 40 years, o ers afterschool, literacy and outreach programs free of charge. They are very well known for their low-cost summer programs. Beth Hughes Clark, president of Girls Inc., said by picking up a few knick-knacks here and there at the thrift store or donating your tax-deductible items that can in turn be sold, you can support an organization that ensures that girls in Jacksonville have a safe place to go after-school and in the summer with nationally-researched programming. Funding is always a challenge for non-pro“ ts which is why Jax Thrift Avenue is so exciting for us. It gives us another avenue to raise funds so we can continue to o er our girls high quality programs aimed at inspiring them to be strong, smart and bold,Ž said Clark. Keith McLeod, the other comanager at Jax Thrift Avenue said hes excited about the possibilities that the store o ers. He said customers have already told him theyre glad theyre in business where Mandarin has shown a need. They know theyre helping out the Jacksonville community and theyre “ nding good deals,Ž said McLeod. He said customers should approach a visit to their store like a treasure hunt. You just never know what youre going to “ nd,Ž he said. The Coves Independent Living Retirement Community celebrated its 18th anniversary in December. The new clubroom was packed, as Coves members, along with friends and guests, enjoyed a delicious array of hors doeuvres and were entertained by The Jazz Police. The Coves, part of River Garden Senior Services, was added to River Gardens Mandarin campus 18 years ago. At that time, most retirement communities required a large, upfront payment prior to moving in. There was an obvious need in the Jacksonville community where active, vital seniors could live an elegant yet a ordable lifestyle. The plan, from the beginning, was to provide a truly independent retirement rental community with no large down payment. While so many retirement communities still require large sums of money to move in, the original Coves model continues to this day. The focus for Coves members was to provide a high level quality of life. The Coves was to be a place where members live and interact with each other,Ž said Dorothy Verstandig, director emeritus of The Coves, speaking at the 18th anniversary event. It was to become a community where learning takes place, where people are active and engaged, where they have fun.Ž Today, classes are held which are taught by outsiders and residents alike. Members have taught each other calligraphy, knitting, basket-making; they enjoy music, current events, re” exology and many other activities.Thrift shop o ers low prices and supports good cause Retirement community celebrates 18 years The store has clothes, toys, household items and furniture as well. And since its recycled,Ž which McLeod said means its gently used, you can be sure youre going to get the best possible deal. One customer said, theyre never looking for anything, but they always “ nd something useful,Ž said McLeod. Check out the Jax Thrift Avenue stores Facebook page for daily updates. The stores hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Health for the Whole Family H e a l t h f o r t h e W h o l e F a m i l y Family Medical Centers of Mandarinwelcomes Dr. Brian Granger, DO to our Mandarin location. He joins Dr. William Bosworth, DO. ~Over 50% of patients who suffer a heart attack or stroke have normal cholesterol levels. Advanced Lipid Testing can determine an individual risk factor for heart attack and stroke. www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine invites you:Why you should attend: Fall Risk Assessment Friday, January 25, 2013 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.Free and Open to the Public RSVP as spots are limited or call 342-4994 for more information. Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the Credit Unions new 210 Branch location at 1955 County Road 210 West in St. Johns. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 20. The new branch is a full-service VyStar branch with “ ve teller stations, “ ve member service o ces, one online banking station, one outside walk-up and one drive-up ATM, three drive-thru lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 34th overall branch. Brian Corson will serve as Branch Vice President of the 210 Branch. Corson has been with VyStar for seven years and most recently held the position of Member Relationship Specialist Supervisor at VyStars Julington Creek Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community around CR 210. A large number of our members The local Native Sons and Daughters program (formerly Indian Princess/Indian Guides) recently completed two separate community service projects bene“ ting the Mandarin and Julington Creek communities. First, the weekend before Thanksgiving, the tribes visited their respective neighborhoods and collected an amazing 1732 pounds of food which was donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. They followed that up with collecting more than 75 toys which were donated to the local Toys for Tots Campaign. Our unique father/child program fosters positive relationships and helps to build well rounded community leaders of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www. Timucuan.org.Credit union celebrates the grand opening of its 34th branch Y ou  re in g ood h ands L et m e he lp y o u get the c o v erage y o u need. P eop l e w h o swit ch ed to A ll state sa v ed m one y and g ot m ore prote c tion D o ll ar f or do ll ar no b od y prote c ts y ou l i k e A ll state So don  t wait C a ll m e toda y.DEB E V E S ON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIP S HWY #206 J A CK S ONVILLE D e bEv eson@a ll state .c o m Coverage and savings based on policy features selected and are subject to terms,conditions and availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: No rthbrook, IL 2010 Allstate Insurance Company At the Ribbon Cutting were William C. Vivian, VyStar board member; Sandy Ford, VyStar regional vice president; Eric Hat eld, VyStar board member; Esther T. Schultz, VyStar board member; Brian Corson, VyStar 210 Branch vice president; P.E. (Ted) Hewitt, VyStar chairman of the board; Michael Cascone, VyStar board secretary/founder; Randy Swift, VyStar senior vice president member services; Terry R. West, VyStar president and CEO. Native Sons and Daughters complete two community service projectsand Recreation Department. Community members are invited and encouraged to become part of this all-volunteer organization. Our membership drive is in full swing and we are seeking new members to join us in our e orts. Memberships are available to individuals and families, as well as to businesses who would like to be our partners in preserving our local heritage. Members receive regular information about programs and events, as well as discounts in the Museum gift shop. Business members will be listed on our webpage which is currently being redesigned. There are many types of volunteer opportunities including greeting and educating visitors to the two museums about the exhibits and history of the area; leading scheduled tours from public, home and parochial schools and adult organizations; helping at special events and providing o ce and administrative support. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board of directors, to lead and help with fundraising activities and to help with publicity. Our goal for 2013 is to increase the volunteer base in order to o er new and di erent programs as well as added days for the museum to be open. Please contact the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society for more information and to become involved at mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net or at 268-0974. The website is www. mandarinmuseum.net. have resided in the 210 area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here,Ž said West.Mandarin Museum cont. from pg. 1 W W W WWWVisit our website: Mandarin NewsLineYOUR C o mm unit y N ewspaperFor m ore in f or m ation:Heather Sea y904886 -49 1 9 € hs@rt pu blishingin c c o m

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I was also curious to “ nd out what had happened to Eric Hart who had “ lled the position so successfully and for so long. I was happy to hear that he was going to put in a year as program director in order to facilitate the transition, after which he plans to retire! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet the new president, Numa Saisselin, who comes to us with a wealth of experience, most recently a decade as CEO of the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey. When I met with him, he exuded energy and enthusiasm for this new challenge, where he will have the opportunity to expand on the many years of experience he had in Red Bank. He hopes to bring some di erent kinds of programs to the Florida Theatre, but is taking his time in making any decisions in order to evaluate the possibilities and get a sense of what the people of Jacksonville would like. His background and experience in the “ eld is extensive, but he originally started a career as a musician, playing the French horn. Despite some excellent training, he came to realize that this was not how he wished to spend his future. However he loved the world of entertainment and after some experimentation found the greatest ful“ llment in the world of arts administration. After a period as business manager and grants writer for the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York and after some additional study, he was appointed Artistic Director of the City University of New York College of Staten Island Performing Arts Center before moving on to his position at the Count Basie Theatre. There he succeeded in bringing it back both physically and “ nancially and over the years developed it into a hub for the rock, pop and jazz music scene and comic tours! Saisselin hopes perhaps to “ nd other theatrical areas to add to the repertoire currently focused on at the Florida Theatre. He also hopes to make greater use of the beautiful facility, but doesnt plan to rush into anything. He plans to take his time evaluating what will best “ ll Jacksonvilles needs. With the support of the City of Jacksonville and the state, the Florida Theatre was completely renovated in the mid 80s. It has a warmth and charm all its own. If you wish to experience it, a couple of unique programs are coming up. On January 6, world legend BB King will be featured. On February 23, a complete change of pace … the popular Celtic LegendsŽ will perform and on March 20, there will be a unique program featuring Jake Shimbabakuro playing the ukulele! For additional information, you can call 355-2787 or visit http://” oridatheatre.com. The Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) announced that nine Duval County Public Schools students, including two from Bartram Springs Elementary School, will perform at the 2013 FMEA All-State Elementary Chorus concert. Congratulations to Macy G. and Eaven M. of Bartram Springs Elementary. Music teachers from across the state submitted audition recordings of their students singing several selections and approximately 200 students will perform at the annual conference. The students who were selected will rehearse with a master conductor on Encore!A new face in the Jacksonville art sceneBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville University Local students selected to perform All-State Concert Thursday, January 10 and perform on Friday, January 11 at the 2013 All-State Elementary Chorus concert in Tampa.In December, the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present a donation to the Mandarin Food Bank. Superintendent Vitti will host a Town Hall meeting to speak with parents and community members about his vision for Duval County Public Schools. Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate. Superintendent Vitti would like feedback from all who are invested in the success of Duval County Public Schools.Town Hall MeetingMandarin High € 4831 Greenland Road January 24 € 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jan Rowe All of your insurance under one roof904-260-681114985 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste 117 Jacksonville Fl 32258 Auto Home Business Life you have insurance coverage. BUT DO YOU HAVE The Mandarin Community Club hosted a holiday dinner celebration for their members and guests on Thursday evening, December 13. Held at the club building located at 12447 Mandarin Road, the event featured a traditional English Christmas dinner in tribute to early Mandarin settlers. Musical entertainment was provided by members of the Madrigal Singers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. The evening not only celebrated the season but was designed to honor and thank club members for their support over the past year. Special recognition was given to outgoing president Susie Scott for her years of service. Donations for the Mandarin Food Bank were collected, a tradition the club has sponsored for over a January is dedicated to Glaucoma Awareness Month and according to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older su er from glaucoma. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness and is often called the the sneak thief of sight.Ž Glaucoma is when vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain. When a patient develops glaucoma, those images are modi“ ed as vision becomes impaired and limited. The most common forms of glaucoma primarily a ect the middle-aged and the elderly; however, glaucoma can a ect people of all ages. C.M. Harris, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, A patient can have glaucoma and not even know it. There are typically no symptoms, and St. Joseph Catholic School students have a great way to raise money! Each month there are non-uniform days consisting of jeans and usually a themed tshirt, for which students eagerly pay to participate. The monies that are raised are designated for a local charity. In October, the students supported the Mandarin Food Bank and raised a total of $675. Gift cards for Winn Dixie were presented to Bonnie McNulty, director of the Mandarin Food Bank, during the annual Thanksgiving food giveaway. Each year the student council members also donate their time to help out at the Mandarin Food Bank by helping to deliver the food items with the families to their cars. This year the students helped deliver to over 400 families. The students also supported the food bank by bringing in designated food items. Each class was asked to bring in a particular food item, which was requested by the food bank. These will be used for the food pantry as well as part of the Christmas food giveaway. There January is Glaucoma Awareness Monthonce their vision is lost, it is irreversible. Annual eye exams are imperative and the key to detection and treatment.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: evaluation and treatment of glaucoma cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease Non-uniform school days for a great causeBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, third grade teacher and Student Council faculty representative, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolwere about 650 items donated. The class with the most items donated will receive the schools Spirit Stick. This will be awarded to Mrs. Kirks “ rst grade, which brought in 60 items. After volunteering at the food bank, the students stopped at the church rectory to present Kathy Signorelli with a check for $625 for the St. Michaels Soldiers ministry. This was money raised from the November non-uniform day. Signorelli told the students that she and her volunteers had prepared 32 boxes to be sent to soldiers, but did not know how they were going to pay for the postage to send the packages. She said this was just the gift they needed to send those boxes.Way to go St. Joseph School!Community Club updateBy Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community Clubdecade. Election of the o cers and board for the upcoming year also took place on December 15. Those elected for 2013 were president, Emily Lisska; vice president, John Holloway; treasurer, Robert McClean and secretary, Betty Wolfe. A complete listing of the newly elected at-large members appears on the club web site www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Perhaps best known as the host and sponsor for the annual Mandarin Art Festival held every Easter weekend, the Mandarin Community Club invites all interested parties to become members. The 2013 membership drive starts this month. For more information, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call 268-1622. Membership categories range from Individual and Family to Life. Businesses are encouraged to join at a special Business Level.and macular degeneration, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. in addition, they o er comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Heather Seay904-886-4919 € hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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Its hard to improve on our recent history of nautical excursions, including meandering down the St. Johns River with the Riverkeeper, exploring the Lake Woodru National Wildlife Refuge by pontoon, enjoying the round-trip ferry ride across the Intracoastal waterways to Cumberland Island, as well as a luxury cruise to Freeport, Grand Bahamas. But once again two of our clever travel planners, Pat and Laura, arranged for a private excursion on the Matanzas River aboard the tall ship Schooner Freedom. On the evening of October 20, our group met at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina adjacent to the historic Bridge of Lions. All agreed that the “ rst part of the adventure was “ nding a parking place near the marina on a Saturday evening! Captain John Cook and his crew welcomed us on board, making sure we were comfortable and aware of safety rules and sharing details of the schooners construction and history. We settled back and enjoyed some adult beverages Just as the name suggests, Jacksonvilles newest gymnastics group, Champions Gymnastics of Jax, is working with their gymnasts to provide them with the best training in Florida, enabling them to win the gold. Owners Valentin and Tanya Ivanov bring their 30 years of global USAG gymnastics coaching experience to help their students achieve their dreams and recently led them to victory at the USAG Florida 2/3 State A wonderful team of dedicated volunteers is actively planning St. Joseph Catholic Schools annual Starry Night Auction, scheduled for February 9, 2013. Every year parents, faculty, parishioners, friends and neighbors all come together to attend one of the most fun-“ lled and bene“ cial evenings on the school calendar. The proceeds earned from this yearly event are used to defray the costs involved in acquiring required updated curriculum for the school. St. Joseph is very proud of its academic achievements and the quality of students produced here. St. Joseph students leave extremely well prepared to handle the challenges of high school and beyond. In order to maintain that academic excellence, the school must stay current with educational information, providing students and teachers with the best tools possible. The school researches and purchases a new curriculum for a particular subject each year. A complete curriculum consisting of teachers guides, student No landlubbers these!Mandarin Womens Club on the high seasBy Contributing Writer Tess Hart-Ross, Mandarin Womens ClubLocal gym wins big at the USAG state meetChampionships held in Coral Springs, Florida. The gymnasts soared to new heights under coach Tanya Ivanovs expertise, capturing gold, silver and bronze medals in the All Around competition. Valentin and Tanya Ivanov are medalists themselves, so they understand how to help their students maximize their abilities and train correctly.Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! as the ship motored out of the downtown area. Then the sails were raised! Some of us helped the crew and some of us sat in awe and some of us just leaned back and imagined we were in another place in time. Who could not picture themselves two centuries ago, pulling out of port with the anticipation and sense of freedom a seasoned sailor would experience after too many days on land? Good conversation, much laughter and the warm congeniality of friends sharing a unique experience added to viewing the glorious sunset over beautiful St. Augustine. Egrets and herons ” ew overhead on their way home after a long days work. Ospreys circled overhead and dolphins accompanied us part of the way, adding to the ambience. As night settled over the relaxed and windblown travelers, the cruise was over much too soon. Disembarking back into civilization, the group convened again at Schooners Restaurant for a lively dinner before heading back to home port. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club giving the women of our area the opportunity to venture out, meet new friends, visit with old friends and share the enjoyment of living in northeast Florida. Some of the many club activities are day trips, antiquing trips, Bunco, bridge, Mexican train and Mahjong game gatherings, as well as the monthly luncheons. For more information, please contact Diane at 880-5354 or visit the clubs website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/. For luncheon reservations please contact Marilyn at 260-8431.Save the date!St. Joseph Schools Starry Night Auction celebrates Mardi Gras By Contributing Writer Theresa Twisdale, Assistant Principal, St. Joseph Catholic School workbooks, textbooks and necessary resource materials typically costs a minimum of $75,000. The annual Starry Night Auction is our way of bringing the St. Joseph community together for a night of fun that supports an incredibly bene“ cial cause … our childrens education. This will be the ninth year St. Joseph Catholic School hosts this event. Each year the auction gets bigger and better and this years auction is shaping up to be the best one yet. We are excited to announce our outrageously fun and festive theme for this year: St. Joseph Catholic Schools Starry Night Auction celebrates .Ž Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday,Ž is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Its your last chance to indulge before the Lenten season begins. America celebrated its “ rst Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 1703. The street processions of maskers with carriages, horseback riders, dazzling gaslight torches, as well as the dazzling ” oats and masked balls bring magic and mystery to all who experience its extravagance. The carnival colors of purple for justice, gold for power and green for faith were instituted and continue to bring excitement and vibrancy to this celebration. We hope youll bring friends and neighbors and join us on February 9, 2013, as we transform the schools gymnasium into an exhilarating atmosphere of Mardi Gras. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be dinner, dancing and an enormous array of fantastic items up for bid in our silent auction; likewise, tremendous trips, one-of-a-kind student art projects and unique items up for bid in our always dynamic and entertaining live auction. Please contact Cecile Fung at 268-6688 if you would like more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, would like to donate an item or service or would like to become a Silver ($250), Gold ($500) or Platinum ($1,000) sponsor. Sponsorships include multiple tickets to the event depending on the sponsorship level.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d a a g g e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l l l H H H H H o m m e o f f f f f f M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market ~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, S witzerland, FL 32259 ~info: S t.Johns R iver F armers M arket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/ S t.Johns R iver F armers M arketVendor I nfo: 904-347-8900L ocal produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! Free scholarships oered for Certied Nursing Assistant Training through United Community Outreach Ministry to residents of zip codes 32207, 32216, 32217, 32223, 32246, 32256, and 32257 Please call 904-396-2401 for information. Start the New Year with a new career! Freedom Christian Fellowship will host a Financial Peace University (FPU ) class beginning January 9, 2013 on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. and will meet for approximately nine weeks. FPU teaches how to handle money through video teaching and class discussions. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get you from where you are to where youve dreamed you could be. There is a cost for the class which covers the materials which you keep. Freedom Christian Fellowship is also beginning a new DivorceCare session on Thursday, January 24 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., which will meet for 13 weeks. Are you experiencing the pain of separation or divorce? At DivorceCare you will become part of a small support group with others who understand what you are feeling. DivorceCare is nondenominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce and separation. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin, Florida. You may reach them at 268-2244 or www.freedom@fcfjax.org. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for converEverything from politics to prayer will be featured at a new weekly experience called Lifetree Caf. This conversation cafŽ„located at Mandarin Senior Center, at 3848 Hartley Road„is part of a national network of locations that o er participatory events related to life and faith. The Lifetree Caf experience is a scheduled hour of stories and conversations to feed the soul,Ž according to local director George Treiber. The hour typically includes a short original “ lm and guided conversation. A local host directs the hour. Its sort of like a live, local talk show„with an inspirational twist,Ž Treiber said. Topics, which change weekly, focus on popular life issues. Topics may include such things Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School is excited to be adding sixth grade for the 20132014 school year! Sixth grade can be a very stressful year with lots of changes, larger class sizes and larger school environments. Dr. Madelyn Speagle, principal, said, Shepherd of the Woods will continue into sixth grade with a safe, warm environment with small class sizes of 16 students with a teacher and an aide. We will also continue our tradition of faith-based, differentiated, and individualized instruction for all students based on their needs.Ž To assist teachers in di erentiating and individualizing instruction, Shepherd of the Woods The call for help has gone out and the Jacksonville Jewish Center has responded in a great way. Members of the congregation plus all the children of the Galinsky Academy and the MAKOM Hebrew High School have generously donated food and toiletry items for the JFCS pantry. Due to the increased demand, the shelves at the pantry are being depleted and are dangerously low. At the present time there are over 300,000 individuals in Jacksonville su ering from food insecurity.Ž That means that one or more family members had sations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: Wednesday, January 2: Be Yourself! Everyone else is taken; January 8 and 9: Body Language: What you say before you say a word; January 15 and 16: Overcoming Hardship„A father and son beat the odds: January 22 and 23: My angel saved me„Can we count on supernatural protection? and January 29 and 30: Schindlers youngest survivor speaks (a story of risk and redemption). Sessions are held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church. Find out more about topics 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 Are you new to the community? Been in Jacksonville a few years but looking to make Jewish connections? Like to schmooze? If so, the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville invites you to a monthly co ee and schmoozing program the “ rst Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh in Mandarin. Its the perfect place to meet new people, catch up with old friends and acquaintances, “ nd out the latest happenings in the Jewish community, pick up a copy of the latest issue of Jewish News and other community information. Free co ee and tea are served to all and there are no solicitations. This month we are meeting on January 9. Please make a note of the change. Looking forward to seeing you there and please feel free to bring a friend. Mandarin United Methodist Church announces the following studies which begin on January 16: Beth Moores Beloved Disciple: The Life and Ministry of John; Run for God class for women. Go from your couch to running in Shannon Millers Womens 5K Run/Walk on April 13, 2013; Christian Business Leaders watch videos of worldknown leaders who share their business leadership skills and ideas; Marriage Study: Real Marriage„The Truth about Sex, Friendship and Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll; DivorceCare will meet weekly to watch a video featuring top experts on divorce and recovery followed by time spent as a support group discussing the video; and Bible 101, which is for anyone who wants to know how to study Gods word, understand it clearly and apply it to their lives. For more information about these studies or to register, please visit www.mumc. net or call the church o ce at 268-5549. Java PM returns Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. and will feature one of our favorite speakers, Rena Schochet, who will inspire you with her discussion of The Nature of Miracles: Natural Phenomena vs. the Miraculous.Ž Schochet has a bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior and is a trained facilitator, mediator and life coach. Her extensive experience in both adult education and coaching has led to speaking engagements on three continents and four countries. Her talks vary from Torah studies and Biblebased biographies, to coaching workshops and exposs on cults and cult-exiting activities. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org.Operation Isaiah at the Jacksonville Jewish Centerto cut back on eating regular meals due to lack of money or lack of access to food. The e ect on children was signi“ cant and many of Jacksonvilles children depend on their schools breakfast program. As we begin a new secular year, let us resolve to do more by continuing to support Operation Isaiah. The community is invited to stop by the Jacksonville Jewish Center at 3662 Crown Point Road and drop o nonperishable food items or toiletries in the carts located in the front lobby. For further information, please call the o ce at 292-1000. Local school adding sixth gradeLutheran School has implemented Measures of Academic Progress, MAP, an adaptive, computerized assessment that provides teachers speci“ c feedback on each students progress. The results of MAP are used to determine what areas need further instruction or enrichment. Then teachers use Skills Pointer and Lesson Plans on Demand, state-of-the-art, computerized programs to plan instruction and enrichment. The combination of these three adaptive, computerized programs provides the optimum individualized learning environment for each student. In addition, Shepherd of the Woods has engaged in a new Technology Initiative. The “ rst step has been to implement the three programs described above along with additional hardware. Shepherd of the Woods has added laptops and iPads. A mobile laptop lab is available to allow a classroom to have one-to-one computing experiences. Students use four online programs to reach mastery in reading, spelling, vocabulary, writing, and math. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School also a Candidate for accreditation through AdvancED, SACS CASI. Their external review will be April 2930, 2013. Dr. Speagle, said, We look forward to continuing our improvement process through accreditation.ŽLocal talk showŽ explores life and faith as loneliness, immigration, health, angels, guilt, prayer and life after death. The exclusive documentary-style “ lms feature everyday people with unusual stories, as well as nationally known “ gures. National Lifetree Caf founder Thom Schultz said, We engage people of all ages in a national conversation through local Lifetree Cafs as well as a robust online presence.Ž The organizations website, LifetreeCafe.com, invites visitors to participate online in the same topical conversations that occur each week at the live venues. Lifetree serves as a comfortable place to meet other people who are interested in the same issues.Ž Schultz said, The atmosphere resembles a warm, neighborhood co ee shop. The experience gives people practical help and insight on life issues, and provides a hopeful spiritual connection.Ž Schultz said, Weve found that people today want to participate in the conversation. Its not enough to simply hear someone lecture on an important topic. People want to share their thoughts, ask questions, and tell their own stories. Lifetree o ers a safe place and time to do that.Ž Lifetree Caf will be o ered at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday, starting on January 8, 2013. Admission to the 60-minute events is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to George Treiber at 731-0731 or gtreiber.HopeJax@gmail.com.

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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. The Mandarin Mustang boys soccer team is building o of last years stellar season and continuing on the path of excellence. Sprinting up and down the practice “ eld after long days at school, the boys devote all of their energy for the sport they love. For some Mustangs, this is their last year on the pitch as they will graduate and move on to the next phase of their lives. Seniors such as Kladji Basko, Eric Han, Mark Darling and Kacper Grzeszczak, committed to Jacksonville University, have just one more chance to “ ght their way to the state “ nals and earn their place as the “ rst team to win a state championship for Mandarin High School. In the beginning of their season, the Mustangs earned victories against neighboring Ponte Vedra High School and rival Fletcher Senators, proving their dominance has not diminished from last year where The college football season will wrap up in the “ rst week of January as several bowl games are on the schedule. Here in Jacksonville, it will be Mississippi State playing Northwestern in the TaxSlayer. com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field on New Years Day at 12:00 noon. Also on that day, Georgia will face Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando at 1:00 p.m. and Florida State will play Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl in Miami at 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, January 2, Florida will match up with Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans at 8:30 p.m. If the Gators can defeat the Cardinals, they will earn their 12th win of the season. It would be the sixth time in school history that the football team has won at least that many games. College footballs stars of tomorrow will be on display in two nationally televised high school football all-star games. The Under Armour All-American Game will be played on Friday, January 4 in St. Petersburg at 5:00 p.m. This game will be televised on ESPN and it will feature two local players, Sandalwood defensive end DeMarcus Walker, who will enroll early at Alabama, and Camden County quarterback Brice Ramsey, who will enroll early at Georgia. The United States Army All-American Game will be played on Saturday, January MHS Winter Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentthe Mustangs fought their way to the state “ nals. On their way to the state championship, the boys defeated experienced teams such as Buchholz and Palm Harbor University but ultimately fell to Cypress Bay by a score of 4-1 in the “ nals. Graduating six seniors from last year, including defensive players John Mella and Matt Lucas, the Mustangs have added a few new players to the con“ guration. These players are led by returning defensive players like Alex Huston, Matt Rauco and Shane Osborne, who add experience to the team. Rauco is excited for the season and is enjoying each and every game as he remarks, I expect us to contend for the state championship. This year is on the clock because every game could be our last.Ž Head Coach Jason Cooley, along with assistant coach Donald Gordon, continues to drill the boys in practice focusing on fundamentals such as ball control and passing as well as communication which is a vital part of any sports team. The boys communicate with each other ” awlessly on the pitch as well as o the playing “ eld. They helped direct parking at the football games as well as cleaned up the stadium the day after. The Mustangs also support other sports as often as possible and were present to cheer on the volleyball team in the district “ nals as well as the basketball teams on the nights where the boys were not on the playing “ eld as well. The Mustangs will play away on Friday, January 4 against Fletcher and in Gainesville on Tuesday, January 8 against Buchholz. Both games start at 7:00 p.m. The boys will be home versus Stanton on Thursday, January 17 for their senior night.Local Sports Scene: College bowl gamesBy Chad Cushnir5 in San Antonio at 1:00 p.m. This game will be televised on NBC and it features “ ve local players: Yulee running back Derrick Henry (will enroll early at Alabama), Columbia o ensive tackle Laremy Tunsil (undecided), First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian, Bishop Kenny wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood and Trinity Christian safety Nick Washington. McMillian, Fulwood and Washington have all verbally committed to the University of Florida. The University of North Florida will host JU on January 18 in a college basketball showdown between two local colleges. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. These two teams will meet a second time on February 15 at JUs home venue which is the Veterans Memorial Arena. The Jacksonville Giants basketball team has “ ve home games on the schedule in January. Theyll play at the Veterans Memorial Arena on January 4, 5, 25, 26 and 31. Members of the interfaith community of Jacksonville will gather Sunday, January 13, to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program begins with a performance by the Edward Waters College Concert Choir at 2:30 p.m., followed by the prayer service at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 11757 Old St. Augustine Road. This years prayer service will feature young people and representatives from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim faith communities providing re” ections on some of the principles Dr. King believed in Interfaith Prayer Service to honor King so strongly. Stephanie Jones from St. Joseph Academy and David Barr from Bishop Kenny High School will be among the young people giving re” ections and Bishop Felipe J. Estvez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will provide the opening and closing remarks. The Black Catholic Commission of the Diocese of St. Augustine is hosting the third annual prayer service and the reception afterwards. The public is encouraged to attend. To learn more, please call Ernie Favors at 768-9934 or email favorse@aol.com. Happy New Yearfrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Eden Sussman. The project is committed to enhancing the lives of children with special needs. Since the home environment is a crucial piece of childhood development, they aim to create the ultimate learning, playing and relaxing atmosphere inside the childs home. Based on the childs needs they accomplish these goals by transforming the childs bedroom into a custom-made, dream haven. Zach Strom, a “ fth grade teacher at Bartram Springs Elementary School, volunteers his passion and skills in custom woodwork and child development to The StarLight Projects endeavors. In addition to his teaching duties, he has a small side business, Spots-4-Tots, which specializes in building creative spaces for children of all ages. Also lending her artistic talents to the project is Christine Applewhite, a graduate in arts from Flagler College, who paints murals for the bedroom projects. The looks on the childrens faces are priceless. It is why I do what I do. The StarLight Project is an amazing organization,Ž explains Applewhite. The organization was formed and dedicated to the loving memories of three individuals who had a profound impact on the world with their passion for helping for helping children. The SŽ in StarŽ and the LŽ in LightŽ are representative of Je rey Sussman, Arnold and Pauline Lederer. Their legacy will live in our hearts forever and in each childs bedroom,Ž according to Craig Sussman. Our childrens room exceeded our wildest dreams,Ž Cathy White said as Tatiana and Troy beamed with joy after they unwrapped the greatest Christmas present ever on December 8. From just a few conversation with the kids about their wants and input from the family about what the kids needs were, a masterpiece was created. The StarLight Project is a dream coming true for my family.Ž Now Tatiana and Troy can slumber in a special place of their own and dream of great things to come! If you would like to learn more about The StarLight Project, please visit www.thestarlightproject.com. Help WantedWater Treatment Installer, experienced. For established Water Treatment Company. Bene ts 262-0197 or Fax: 260-6292. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Come grow with us! We are looking for a dynamic and talented individual with the skills and drive for success. Ideal candidate will have at a minimum a 440 property and casualty insurance license (will consider hiring the right individual committed to obtaining their license prior to their start date as a requirement for the position). Candidate will be responsible for both sales and service to customers to maintain the agency's Premier Service Agency designation and ful ll growth plans. Skills should include excellent oral and written communication, dependable, detail oriented, ability to multi-task, self-directed, drive, sense of urgency, and professional. Candidate will serve customers by selling personal lines property &casualty and related products. Goal is to manage relationships to increase/maintain customer retention, while writing new policies by closing inbound lead opportunities as well as making outbound sales calls to prospects, and cross-selling to current relationship contacts. Compensation plan includes a base salary, monthly production bonuses, as well as monthly and annual incentives plan and earnings will vary based on licensing and results. Full-time position. Contact: Deb Eveson, Agency Owner Phone: (904) 400-6450 Fax: (904) 400-6453 Email: DebEveson@Allstate.com Baptist South is seeking experience Medical Technologist. 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NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 Call Heather Seay atMandarin NewsLineto advertise!886-4919Starlight Project cont. from pg. 1 Got news?886-4919Jason Fischer cont. from pg. 1ing my college years and she was active in the same sport,Ž says Fischer. I traveled and played in video game tournaments and competed all over the United States.Ž Melinda lived in Singapore and we began courting long distance. Then she came to visit us here in Jacksonville and the Fischer family engulfed her only like a southern family can!Ž he smiles and says. She became a United States citizen “ ve years ago and she probably is more pro-active and exercises her freedom as a citizen more than most of us,Ž he adds. The two got married in 2002 and he graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in engineering by the time he was 22, all while working full-time at Citibank as a customer service representative. They moved to Mandarin in 2008 and JJ was born in 2010. Fischer has been with CSX in energy management negotiations for 15 months. My employer is very supportive of my public service,Ž says Fischer, and that really helps.Ž I have a passion to “ x whats wrong with our government, especially in the educational system,Ž he concludes.A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Eastern Standard Time, residential lawn watering is limited to one day per week: • Homes with odd number addresses: Saturday • Homes with even number addresses: Sunday • Nonresidential properties: Tuesday Restrictions apply to water from private wells and pumps as well as public and private utilities. Water for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PMwater less Visit www. oridaswater.com Mandarin High Schools Community Education Program will o er three new adult classes starting in January: Introduction to Civil War Reenactment, Japanese Crochet and Zumba Toning, according to Kathy Cook, Mandarins community education coordinator. Four hundred adults attended classes in September, Cook said. More than 40 classes are scheduled for the winter term, including: Line Dancing, Tennis, Tack WonDo, computers, foreign languages, Mandarin resident Sophia, age six and a half, caught a seven pound cat sh on Saturday, December 15 using mullet as bait. She caught it in the St. Johns River, near Deep Bottom Creek. She and her family enjoy shing quite often!Mandarin High adds new Adult Ed classesWine Appreciation and Writing Mysteries for Children and Teens. Registration will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 8, 9 and 10 at Mandarin High School, located at 4831 Greenland Road. Most classes start the week of January 22. Classes are open to students ages 16 and older, but some accept younger students. For information, please contact Cook at 260-3911, Ext. 1043, or visit: www.mhs. duvalschools.org. W W W WWWVisit our website:

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € January 2013 € 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. 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The Google Teacher Academy is a free professional development experience designed to help K-12 educational leaders get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get handson experience with Googles products and technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certi“ ed Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local regions and beyond. Google Certi“ ed Teachers are exceptional K-12 educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning, as well as creative leaders and ambassadors for change. They are recognized experts and widely admired for their commitment to high expectations for students, lifelong learning and collaboration. The Google Certi“ ed Teacher Heres a word of advice: If youre getting ready to make New Years “ tness resolutions„dont. Instead, design a year long “ tness plan to ensure e ective lifestyle changes are utilized. Use this yearlong plan to improve your health each month: January. Set your goals. Take a look at your life: Whats missing? What do you wish you could do? Invest in a few sessions with a personal trainer, who will point you in the right direction and help you get going. February. Focus in fuel. Keep a daily log of what you eat and how you feel. As your body gets used to more activity, youll naturally crave a lighter diet with less fat and sugar and more vegetables, fruits and grains. Youll need protein to build muscle, so make sure your daily intake meets your new demands. March. Check your progress. Look at what youve achieved so far and whats missing. Fatigue, aches and pains are signs that youre trying to do too much, too soon. If your progress has slowed down or stopped, change your routine to keep your body challenged. April. Stir in some variety. Take your activities outdoors or sign up for a sports league. Give yourself some fun challenges and keep track of personal bests. May. Pace yourself. Daylight-saving time gives you more hours of sunlight, but dont feel compelled to “ ll them with frantic activity. Build your capabilities slowly. June. Make midcourse corrections. Youre halfway through the year, but are you halfway to your goals? Take a look at how your “ tness e orts are a ecting the rest of your Preparing for your best year of tnesslife. Do you feel less stressed and more productive? Chances are, the answer is yes. July. Extend your limits. Go hiking or take long walks on the beach. Enjoy your bodys increased energy and capabilities. August. Put it to the test. Sign up for a fun run or start training for a competition you never thought youd consider entering. Or add spice to your workouts by setting weekly challenges. September. Go back to school. The children are going back to class and so can you. Sign up for something that interests you or that brings new discipline to your body, such as yoga or kickboxing. October. Get in gear. Take advantage of end-of-season sales to treat yourself to some new accessories. Equip yourself for a sport or exercise that challenges you in a new way. November. Kick an addiction. Take advantage of your new feeling of power to gain control over an unhealthy habit. Smoking, shopping, drinking too much alcohol„if some habit has taken over your life, you should now “ nd it easier to quit. December. Give yourself a present. Take stock of how much better you feel and look, then give yourself a tangible reward for your good work. Buy yourself a new out“ t or treat yourself to a special weekend. Our bodies were made to move. You will feel so much better when you exercise,Ž says Liz Oole, Rehabilitation Services Manager at Baptist Medical Center South. Be sure to look for the Baptist Medical Center South ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Local teacher selected to become Google Certi edŽ By Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School program was launched in 2006 with the “ rst Academy held at Google headquarters in Mountain View. The program has since held several academies across the United States, expanding the ranks of Google Certi“ ed Teachers. The Google Teacher Academy is produced by Google, in collaboration with CUE, an educational non-pro“ t organization. There were 62 attendees from all over the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, India, Singapore, Ukraine and Dubai. To view Hernandezs one-minute application video on Positive Change at MJGDS,Ž please visit the following link: www.mjgds.org/mjgds-teacherselected-to-become-googlecerti“ ed-at-google-teacheracademy/ Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919 Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!Brandon Newell, son of Debra and Fred Newell, was awarded the Eagle Scout Rank on December 16, 2012 at his Eagle Ceremony. He is a member of Troop 268 chartered to Mandarin United Methodist Church. As a member of Troop 268, he held multiple positions within the troop, which led him to become a member of the Order of the Arrow, Scoutings National Honor Society.Ž He is currently the Echockotee Lodge Chief for the Orders 1000 members in North Florida. This past year he was honored with the Founders Award from his Lodge. Since joining scouting, he became a backpacking enthusiast and applied to work as a trail guide at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Outside of scouting, Newell is a freshman at the University of Florida, currently studying chemical engineering and a member of the UF crew team. Congratulations Brandon Newell

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Rotary Club of Mandarin would like to thank the Interact Club from Mandarin High School for all of their help this past year, including the work they performed at the Mandarin Food Bank and the Rotary Centennial Park at the South Mandarin Library. It was also our pleasure this past holiday season to help our military overseas with our Adopt a SoldierŽ program. We assembled 50 boxes containing food other requested items not available to them in Afghanistan. We look forward to the New Year and all of the events Federations Young Leadership Division (YLD) and Shalom Jacksonville planned it and people cameƒ.174 children and adults enjoyed a community celebration of Chanukah in the kid-friendly setting of Ollie Koalas Backyard. Parents, grandparents, clergymen and /or their spouses had The three-year-old class at First Christian Preschool enjoyed meeting Santa at their annual Christmas party.A community Chanukah celebration for allBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinator Some of the winners of the creative menorah contest.lots of time to schmooze and meet new and long time members of the Jewish community. The highlight of the evening was the creative menorah contest where children up to age 11 and families created menorahs out of Styrofoam, egg cartons, nuts and bolts, colored water, balloons, Legos, spools, aluminum foil, paper and plastic sculpture. We even had an edible menorah and one made from a giant etrog. The judges, Rabbi Jesse Olitzky, Henny Fisch and Kari Ja a, had a very di cult time selecting the winners from all the creative entries. Our thanks to Gabrielle Bubis for chairing the event, assisted by Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville and Adam Bronstone, YLD and volunteers Jennie DeBardeleben and Adrienne Biber. We thank Meir Cohen and sta of McKosher for the delicious hot dog platters; Thomas Johnson, manager of Ollie Koala, for his kindness and generosity; Larry Tallis of Tallis Photography for the wonderful photos and Kris Light of Federation for all her hard work on behalf of this event. As always, we thank you to all for coming and supporting this Federation program. You all made it very special. We look forward to next years Chanukah event. Mandarin Rotary Club January updateBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauleywe have planned. We will be honoring our Mandarin area teachers of the year on February12 and the Policeman of the Year on April 9. This years gala, Laugh for CharityŽ will be held March 21 at the Comedy Zone, Mandarin Ramada Inn. The proceeds from this event will be given to We Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Kelli is a 1-year-old Domestic Shorthair tabby cat. She is very playful and loves to play with toys. She likes other cats and is friendly with all people. Bubba is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. He is very active and playful while still being very sweet and affectionate. He is very tolerant and gentle. An overall good boy! Jen Kim has moved her dog grooming/boarding business to our area. She started her grooming business in 1989 in Hawaii and opened Furrperfect Pet Spa in Baymeadows in 2008. Now she has started a new location in the Mandarin/Julington Creek area and named her business I Love My DogŽ Grooming and Boarding. Kim has a natural talent in grooming and connection with dogs and her love of dogs and expertise quickly spread Groomer/dog whisperer relocates to Mandarinthrough words of mouth to her neighbors. She has an amazing sensitivity to the needs of dogs and is a communicator.Ž She handles di cult dogs with ease and both dog and owner look forward to their next visit. One of her clients, Helen Kirkpatrick (a formal school principal) says, Jen does an outstanding job with our three mini Schnauzers. She has even been able to calm the dogs so that they are happy to be with her.Ž Gizmo beforeŽ Gizmo afterŽthe Mandarin Food Bank and the Mandarin YMCA swimming education program. If you would like to attend the silent auction and gala, please contact us at mandarinrotary@aol. com to purchase your tickets. Your participation will go a long way towards helping those in need. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: January 5 New: January 11First Quarter: January 18Full: January 27 Need customers?886-4919Preschoolers enjoy the season

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RushmoreBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comthese huge hill masses, when the lengthening shadows had at last merged into one and the faint after-glow of the red sunset “ lled the west.ŽWe spent one afternoon and evening among the deep desolate canyons, towering spires and rugged buttes. Sadly, that amount of time is not nearly enough. The next day we drove the Needles Parkway in Custer State Park seeing spiky mountain peaks and bison walking down the road. Rangers encouraged us to drive north on the Iron Mountain Highway for the best approach to Mt. Rushmore. Little did we know the next 14 miles would turn into one of the most thrilling road trips. Unlike its heavy, rigid sounding name, the Iron Mountain Highway snakes around itself with a series of bridges, known as pigtail bridges and through tunnels barely wide enough for one car. The term pigtail should not be confused with the hairstyle„think of a tightly twisted pigs tail or a 720 degree spiral. The roads construction ranks as a marvel of engineering and has been termed the by-way that couldnt be built.Ž Since Judy and I made a point of pulling over at each scenic overlook, we naturally stopped at the “ rst one. Our car was the only vehicle in the lot and the landscape seemed non-descript, like an ordinary prairie “ eld. But thenƒ.way o in the distance we spied a tiny white outcropping on the side of a mountain. It included four heads! Woo-hoo! Our “ rst glance at Mt. Rushmore in person. I leap out of the car as if pushed by an ejection seat button. I was truly eyeing a place I thought Id never see. As we proceeded, the road continued to ” irt with seduction, o ering a sneak peek here and there. The views got better and better as we drove along. At one stop we caught site of George Washington through an opening in the trees. Further along, we squeezed our car through a onelane tunnel which acted like a dramatic portal. Iron Mountains summit o ered a stunning but still distant vista of the 60-foot tall carvings. Eventually we arrived at the National Park and strolled down the Avenue of the Americas lined with each of the 50 state ” ags. We stared up at the immense work of Gutzon Borglum, his son and 400 other workers. The project took 14 years to complete from 1927 to 1941 and cost less than a million dollars. We ogled and pinched ourselves; when an icon looks like this, nowhere becomes somewhere. Take my word: Mt. Rushmore is one of those places you should see up close and in person. If possible, arrive via the Iron Mountain Road for an experience that will not disappoint.This month Ive borrowed an Auxiliary article from our Recreational Boating Safety division that covers an important issue for both safety and retention of your property. You may be the involved party or else discover an adrift craft. When a paddlecraft„canoe, kayak, or paddleboard„is found adrift, the “ rst question is whether someone was aboard or whether it simply blew away or ” oated o Until the latter is con“ rmed, it must be assumed that someone was aboard and is in trouble. A Search and Rescue (SAR) mission must go out and search until the owner/operator can be contacted and con“ rms that the craft was merely adrift and that everyone is safe. The problem is that, unlike sail and power boats, most jurisdictions do not require registration numbers on all paddle craft. Without the familiar state coded numbers and letters on the bow, it is di cult to determine who the owner is and call United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateKeeping your paddlecraft„ and your lifeBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8them unless they have taken action to identify themselves by putting their name and a telephone number on the craft. Few do. We encourage paddle craft owners to permanently af“ x their name to their craft in a visible place that has a cell phone number and the cell phone number of a family member or someone else knowledgeable of your whereabouts. It doesnt have to be large, just legible. An orange self-adhesive label with spaces for contact information may be available from the Coast Guard. In the future, we hope to provide them to our Auxiliary vessel examiners to hand out. These stickers can be “ lled in using a magic marker, paint stick or nail polish and applied to the hull or deck of the paddle craft. With this identi“ cation aboard, a boater, law enforcement or Auxiliary crew “ nding the craft can immediately call and determine the status of the owner. If they get no answer, boaters should notify authorities and they will perform a standard search, according to conditions. But when the owner is found to be safe, the Coast Guard can save time and fuel and remain available for true distress situations. For their own sake, solitary paddlers especially need to adopt such good practices. Thinking ahead will reduce either the occurrence of rescue situations or increase the odds of successful recovery. Establishing a Float Plan to be left with a contact person and considering weather and watercaused hypothermia are other key issues. Float Plan forms are on the Flotilla website under Local Boating Info at http:// www.safeboatingjax.com/ or in your Federal Boaters Guide available from our Vessel Examiners or marine dealers. Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine! Start 2013 off with a BANG!Call now to reserve YOUR advertising space in Mandarin NewsLine!886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € January 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Spruce Up Your Home Saleat Stewart Lighting10% off all regular priced merchandise (please bring in this ad) 11111-50 San Jose Blvd. (next to Steinmart) Jacksonville, FL 32223 904.880.8499 $25 off any purchase in January Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 1/31/13. Happy New Year fromAuthentic Mexican Cuisine The Jacksonville Jaguars have committed to donate $50,000 to the Jacksonville Humane Society through the Like Us, Love ThemŽ Facebook campaign. The Jaguars Foundation had o ered to donate $1 for every new likeŽ on the teams Facebook page in November, up to $50,000. Employees and volunteers of the organization and the Jaguars used social media and traditional media to secure the likes.Ž More than 12,500 fans were added to the Jaguars Facebook as a result of the campaign. Peter Racine, president of the Jaguars Foundation, announced that in appreciation of the e orts of the Jacksonville The perfect New Years resolution for gardening enthusiasts is to get involved at the Mandarin Garden Club. From those who want to start learning about gardening for the “ rst time to those who are already expert gardeners, the Mandarin Garden Club is just the place for you. There are three groups that meet during the day, one group that meets in the evening and also a group for kids. The garden club holds meetings on a wide variety of gardening and nature topics, hands-on experiences and “ eld trips. The Crafty Ladies group is busy every week working on fun and rewarding community service projects. There is even a group that meets once a month for some lively domino playing. The Mandarin Garden Club is where outstanding Mandarin residents work Jacksonville Jaguars to donate $50,000 to the Jacksonville Humane Society New Years Resolution: Attend a meeting at the Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club Loretto Elementary Schools participation in the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 was recently noticed by The National Dairy Council of Florida. The Dairy Council awarded Loretto with six tickets to the December 9 home game of the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. the New York Jets. Mrs. Foskey, the schools NFL Fuel Up coordinator, presented Catherine Zurcher (second grader), Ravane Gueye (third grader) and Eliana Gosiker ( fth grader) each with a pair of tickets with parking passes. Congratulations and go Jaguars!Loretto students are rewarded for physical tness!together to continue the clubs 67-year-long history. Membership is open to all at the Mandarin Garden Club. The public is invited to the Mandarin Garden Clubs January meeting presented by Jacksonvilles Cummer Museum and Gardens. The program is titled Tour the Cummer Gardens From Your Chair.Ž All are welcome on January 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. No reservation is 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. 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.Mandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: Cheer up your January garden. Plant a pot of pansies outside. Put your pot of pansies where you can see them every day. They will make you smile. Pansies are long known for being considered a happy plant to brighten up our cool months. Pansies come in every color of the rainbow. Put your pansies in at least six hours of sun a day, water and fertilize. Your pot of pansies will bring you great gardening joy until we can get back to warm weather gardening in the spring. See http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.u .edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/ owering_plants/pansies.html for detailed information on growing pansies.Humane Society, the team will provide the full $50,000 to the organization. Racine stated, The Jacksonville Humane Society provides a variety of valuable services to our community and we are excited to support their animal welfare and education e orts.Ž The donation from the Jaguars will be speci“ cally earmarked for childrens educational and outreach programs. We are delighted the Jaguars have chosen to give us such a generous donation,Ž said Denise Deisler, Jacksonville Humane Societys executive director. We will use the money to teach children lessons of kindness and compassion towards all living beings.ŽFirst Coast Oncology has chosen the winners of their fourth annual Students Who Care essay contest. Congratulations to George Abraham of Stanton College Preparatory School and Alexandra Hutzler of Yulee High School. Both students will receive MacBook computers.

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