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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City Council Members Desk Page 5 DCPS improvements Page 6 Third Thursday Lecture Page 7 Political CommentariesPage 9 MS Walk dates Page 10 Miss Aggie Award Page 12 NEW! Food and Fun Page 16 MHS Happenings Page 17 Guide to consignment shops in Mandarin Page 18 Get a rain barrel! Page 20 Movie Review Page 21 Faith News Purposeful Parenting Page 23 List your Garage Sale....for FREE!!Page 24 Gardening Page 25 Sports Page 27 Fishing Report SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 7, Issue 5 February 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 ,D.D.S.entistR. S M S .A osthodontics MarinelaM.Nemetz,D.D.S.BoardCertifiedPediatricDentistRobertJ.Nemetz,D.D.S.,M.S.AdultDentistryPeriodonticsProsthodontics(904)292-2210MandarinSouthBusinessCenter12421SanJoseBlvd.Suite310/320 Jacksonville,FL32223 LorettoRd. NSanJoseBoulevard RaceTrackRd. JulingtonCreek Lessthan1/2mi. fromJulingtonCreek (Between Sonnys BBQ & Care Spot) Our Home Improvement Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information!Advertise your Garage Sale FREE! The Mandarin Art Festival Committee is now planning for this Easter weekend tradition! The longest continually running festival in northeast Florida, the festival has hosted tens of thousands of guests and many hundreds of artists over the years from across the country. Dozens of booths under the century old oaks of historic Mandarin Road o er art lovers a variety of painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography and more ne art and ne craft. Over the two day weekend event, thousands will view the works of returning favorite local The Wisdom Warriors of Loretto Elementary could barely hold in their excitement as they gathered on stage at the First Lego League (FLL) Osprey Challenge tournament held at the University of North Florida on January 12. They were about to be awarded second place which earned them one of three bids to compete in the regional tournament in Cocoa Beach on February 2. What makes this accomplishment extra special Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is hosting our annual Spring Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23, 2013. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The special event is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such Lorettos Wisdom Warriors move on to robotics regional challengeBy Karl KennellDaddy Daughter Dance is coming soon!a remarkable event to Northeast Florida, said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown and how it has become a tradition in many families.Girls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 900 dads and daughters. The event is $85 for each daddydaughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night.Girls Inc. is a nonpro t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and BoldTM. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes literacy, after-school, summer and outreach programs. To register for the dance, visit DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com.Wisdom Warriors cheer their robots progressis that out of the 14 teams that competed, most all were from middle schools, including the other two private schools teams obtaining bids to the regionals. Your rst reaction to hearing Lego League very well might be to visualize the iconic toy; however, this is about teaching the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The FLL program is to get students involved to learn the value of teamwork and critical thinking skills such as problem identi cation and resolution. There were three parts to the Osprey Challenge tournament: the robot, research and gracious professionalism. This years theme was Senior Solutions. The teams had to research a problem that people encounter as they age and then come up with an innovative solution to the problem. The Wisdom Warriors chose hearing loss as their challenge. It is a problem that many of the team members are familiar with through their grandparents. The team interviewed team member Carter Richards grandfather about his hearing loss and came up with idea for the Hearing Helper. They created a device about the size of a smart phone; it has a speaker that ampli es what a person is saying and that speech is then converted to large-type text that scrolls across the screen. The person with the hearing loss can hold the Hearing Helper 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival already planning for success!By Contributing Writer Susie Scott, Chairperson, 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival artists and exhibitors new to the juried show. Several artists will be doing live demonstrations. The festival experience includes a Childrens Art Show representing dozens of local schools, homemade goodies at an old fashioned bake sale, a green market with local foods and handmade goods and a club sponsored ra e to win valuable prizes. Visitors can dine on a wide variety of tasty treats in the food court. To be a part of this fun and exciting community event as a volunteer or to be recognized as a business sponsor call the club at 268-1622. Information and photos from previous years is available online at www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Local free parking and free shuttles will run continually Wisdom Warriors cont. on pg. 15 Art Festival cont. on pg. 20

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Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Baptist Clay is bringing the high-quality care of Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Health close to home for Clay County residents.Located on 32 acres at U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island, Baptist Clay includes a 26,000-square-foot Emergency Center to serve both children and adults. The campus also features a three-story medical ofce building bringing together unparalleled expertise for adults and children. Our on-site imaging center and lab will feature the latest digital equipment for X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, bone density, uoroscopy and ultrasound testing. Baptist Clay will be a thriving, 24/7 medical campus featuring many services you might expect at a hospital, offered in an outpatient setting.Baptist ClayMedical Campus Baptist Clay is scheduled to open in late spring and is now hiring for the following positions: To apply for any of these positions, please visit baptistjax.com/about-us/careers Building and growing with Baptist Clay. Join our team.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 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!~Mandarin NewsLine~ Greater Mandarin Area w/ 26,000+ residential addresses~The CreekLine~ NW St. Johns County w/ 24,000+ residential addresses~Southside NewsLine~ 15,000+ residential addresses Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will have their monthly meeting on February 19 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Tess Hart-Ross will present a program on The Shady Side of Green. Hart-Ross is known for her beautiful gardens and from time to time writes articles for Mandarin NewsLine about happenings at the Mandarin Garden Club. If you would like to learn about gardening in the shade, we hope you will join us for our February meeting. Refreshments will be served for our members and guests. Please call 571-6765 for additional information about the meeting or joining the Mandarin Garden Club. The River City Womens Club will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Bunco party. The party helps raise money for charities. Prizes will be given following the games. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50 and the cost for the games is $6. Please call 262-8719 for your reservation! The Italian American Club of Jacksonville will celebrate Valentines Day with a dinner on February 10. We are busy planning our schedule for the 2013 season and look forward to a successful year. You do not have to be Italian to join the club, but you do have to enjoy all things Italian. For further information, please call the club at 268-2882 or check out the website www.iacofjacksonville. com/. 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 February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon is not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 475-8000 | www.jaxfcu.org THIS CREDIT UNION IS FEDERALLY INSURED BY THE NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION. Jax Federal Credit Union membership required open to Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and St. Johns counties in Florida. Opening February 11 in Mandarin!In the Publix Shopping Center Mandarin Rd & San Jose Blvd. 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd. From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6Happy New Year! Heres some good news for you: State Road 9B should open soon and the even better news is that a construction company has been awarded a contract to extend State Road 9B to Interstate 95. Originally, the extension was not going to happen until 2015. However, with creative thinking, the road will be built two years earlier with the promise from the state of receiving a xed, negotiated dollar amount in two years. The construction company takes the risk of a xed contract and we get the road two years earlier. Hopefully, the State Road 9B extension will alleviate some of the tra c on San Jose Boulevard coming from St. Johns County. For those of you who read my commentary last month about recycling and are now lling your containers with additional items, I have some good news for you as well. I found out the City of Jacksonville has over 6,000 used blue bins available for free. Only a couple thousand of them are in good condition and I have decided to store 250 of these at my personal o ce, which is much more convenient to my constituents then where they are currently stored (in a remote location on the Westside). Over the past year, I have received many calls from constituents who were not pleased that the city would no longer replace their worn-out blue bins. Well, if you need one in good condition, email me at MattS@COJ. net and we will arrange a time for you to stop by my business and pick one up. Now for the not-so-good news: I am learning governments are big hoarders! When individuals or businesses experience di cult economic times, they sell or shed assets to accommodate the situation, but governments mindset is to hoard those assets. I say sell, sell, sell assets that are not essential to running government or City Hall. Be not afraid to sell buildings, houses or anything else that cost the taxpayers money to maintain. Sell and put the asset on the tax roll to stop the cost of maintaining the facility, giving the taxpayer some relief. In many cases, vacant, cityowned buildings are not even properly maintained. In fact, at a recent city council meeting, the council members were told the administration would not spend a thousand dollars for an appraisal on a city-owned property in order to list it for sale. Just to cut the grass at this building cost taxpayers $1,200 a year. In addition, the lack of upkeep means the condition is deteriorating. Future dollars will be needed to refurbish even before selling. Its time to get real about the economic situation the city has found itself in. With the federal government leaning on us to continue funding its exorbitant spending and our city government passing up opportunities to relieve our tax burden, we are bound for harder times. My 2013 resolution: Do everything in my power to see our local government run as e ciently and e ectively as possible. By the way, the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) has started a unique initiative called Jax2025. Mandarin residents are needed to represent our communitys unique needs and challenges. What do you want Jacksonville to look like in 2025? What should be preserved? What needs to change? Try to get involved in the process to help ensure Mandarin issues and concerns are part of the broader consensus being drawn for Jacksonville. More information can be found at www.jax2025.org. Wishing you and yours a blessed and prosperous 2013. Please feel free to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.And he said it wouldnt last When he joined River Garden Senior Services in 1978, Martin A. Goetz was certain he would remain through the rst year, before moving to the next opportunity. And now, 35 years later, as chief executive o cer of River Garden since 2004, Goetz continues, with visionary leadership, to guide this dynamic organization on its journey as a strong agency recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. Goetz understands the value that stability and longevity bring to River Garden. Recently, when asked about his own tenure, he wrote, There are now 86 members of our sta with more than a decade of service River Gardens longstanding ability to attract and retain excellent sta is the hallmark of our agency. Sta stability tied to a culture of care and caring that goes back to our 1946 founding on Stockton Street in Riverside is unquestionably what makes our River Garden community so special. Goetz is a past member and treasurer of the board and executive committee of the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA). In 2001, Goetz received FAHSAs Public Policy Award for advocacy on nursing home litigation reform and in 2003 received FAHSAs Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the association. Goetz was presented with the Chairmans Award by FAHSA in 2007 in recognition of his years of service to the organization. In 2008, Goetz was elected by FAHSA membership to a three-year term in the AAHSA (now LeadingAge) House of Delegates. In 2005, Goetz was elected to the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) Board of Directors in Washington, DC. and in March 2011 became its board chair. After 35 years of dedication to River Garden, it is quite evident that Goetz has built a career by helping to build a community.Thirty ve years and counting Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 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. 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard 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. 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 Mandarin Womens Club speaker for Thursday, February 28 will be Genie James, author, speaker, business owner and activist for womens and girls health. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. 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 no later than Thursday, February 21. Please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club or check out our website at http:// home.comcast.net/~echoecho46/ site/ 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. 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 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 in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. 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.Following recent news of an improved graduation rate, Duval County Public Schools saw eight of its high schools grades rise in 2012. Most notably, Andrew Jackson High School rose three letter grades, from F to B. Overall 100 percent of high schools scored A, B, or C grades, an increase of 15 percentage points from last year. Ninety percent of high schools increased or maintained their letter grade. Schools with A grades increased from four to seven, including Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Jean Ribault High School, Stanton College Preparatory School, A. Philip Randolph and Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology. Schools with B grades were Andrew Jackson, Atlantic Coast, Englewood, Fletcher, Mandarin and Sandalwood high schools. I want to congratulate our high school principals, teachers, support sta students, parents and partners on their outstanding improvement. I am especially proud of the work at Andrew Jackson and other traditionally lower-performing schools. Our Whats New cont. from pg. 3Duval high schools show signi cant improvementwork now rests on sustaining and accelerating the improvement into the future, said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The enhanced focus on these schools by the former School Board and Superintendent helped to ensure the progress that we see today. We must continue this path of progress to ensure that all of our schools are A schools. Now that all school grades have been released for elementary through high school, 86 percent of Duval County public schools have A, B, or C grades. I have personally seen tremendous progress in our high schools over the last two years, and learning today that the numbers parallel what I have seen solidi es the fact that we are moving in the right direction, said Board Chair Fel Lee. As a district we have worked exceptionally hard to achieve our goal of ensuring that our students will graduate prepared to succeed in postsecondary education or the workforce. This past year we challenged our high schools to raise the bar and I am proud to say that they exceeded our expectations.Whats New cont. on pg. 6

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:MandarinPonteVedraBeachSouthsideAmeliaIslandRiversideSt.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmindtoprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, will present a special Third Thursday Lecture on February 21. Author Dr. Daniel L. Schafer will be speaking about Anna Kingsley and her presence in Mandarin. Dr. Schafer is a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Florida. He has written several books about North Florida history, including Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner. Anna Kingsley presents a fascinating life. This lecture will be a biographical portrait, exploring her family origins and her journey across the Atlantic to America as a slave, as well as her relationship with Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr. Freed in 1811, she moved to a ve-acre homestead in what is today Mandarin. Her life in Mandarin and her heroic activities during the Patriot Rebellion will be given special emphasis in the talk. Her story is truly one that you will want to hear to better understand the times she lived in right here in our community. Please join us at the Mandarin Community Club, locate at 11247 Mandarin Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.Community Hospice of Northeast Florida announces the addition of four new members to its board of directors for a term that runs November 2012 through November 2015: David Hallman serves as Nassau County Attorney and is board certi ed by the Florida Bar as an expert in city, county and local government law and is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has represented four municipalities and two counties, and is a former president and current board member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys. He is vice chair of the Florida Bars statewide standing committee on professionalism and is the Florida State Chairman of the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Hallman is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, Middle and Northern District Courts of Florida and all Florida state courts. Mia Jones is representative for District 14 of the Florida House of Representatives and also serves as special assistant to Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. She is the democratic leader pro tempore of the Florida House of Representatives and serves on the Education Policy Council, Elder and Family Services Policy Committee, PreK Policy Committee, Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning and the State Universities and Private Colleges Appropriations Committee. Jones was rst elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003 through 2008. She has numerous a liations and serves as state director of the National Order of Women Legislators, regional director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and is the chair of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women Womens Technology Caucus. Patrice Jones, RN, MSN, is the vice president and chief nursing o cer of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center where she is responsible for more than 1,200 registered nurses. Prior to her appointment at Shands Jacksonville, she was the vice president of patient care services at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She also served as chief nursing o cer at the Regional Medical Center and at Northport Medical Center in Northport, Alabama. Jones received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Troy State University and a master of science degree in nursing and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently enrolled in the doctor of nursing program at the University of Alabama. Dr. Larry Wagoner is the director of pastoral care and education at Baptist Health, where he has worked since 1979 meeting the spiritual needs of patients and families. He also teaches mental health counseling part-time at the University of North Florida and maintains a private counseling practice. Wagoner earned a Ph. D. from the University of Florida in mental health counseling marriage and family therapy and Supervision, a master of education degree from the University of North Florida in mental health counseling, a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Psychology of Religion and received a bachelor of science degree from Oakland City University in Philosophy, Religion and Psychology. The Community Hospice board o cers for the 201213 year are: Fernando Acosta-Rua, chief operating o cer of Pet Paradise Resorts, serves as chairman; Joe Mitrick, chief president, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, serves as rst vice chair; Morrie Zimmerman, president of Far East Brokers, serves as second vice chair; John Hayt, serves as secretary; and John W. Logue, director of St. Vincents Spirituality Center, serves as treasurer.Anna Kingsley is topic of Third Thursday Lecture Community Hospice announces new boardWhats New cont. from pg. 5Athletes to Champions will host a Master Sporting Clays Shoot to bene t at-risk youth through athletics and mentorship on Thursday, February 7 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. After a safety demonstration which all shooters must attend, there will be a shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine at WW Sporting Clays, located at 1445 Otis Road in Jacksonville. There will be a barbeque lunch, awards and ra e at the conclusion of the competition. To participate or sponsor, please contact Cathy Parker at 347-6258 or Christine Sanders at 333-9603. For additional information, please visit Athletes2Champions.org.Dr. Alan Krantz, D.D.S. and his sta celebrated the holidays by organizing a food drive in their o ce. The sta and the o ces patients donated a total of 196 pounds of food, all of which went to the Winn Dixie Food Bank. We like to run charitable Local dentists philanthropic e orts continueevents or participate in them as an o ce all through the year, says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Its instructive to visit other cities and see how others live and what priorities are in the 21st Century. Jacksonville, like Richmond, is a city divided by a large river. As in Jacksonville, people in Richmond who live on one side of the James River often do not venture much to the other side of the James, nding everything they need on their side of the river. Sound familiar? The Commonwealth of Virginia, like the state of Florida, has a large population mostly of residents from other places who have migrated to the area in an extreme point of the state. Virginia has Northern Virginia, essentially tied to Washington, D.C., with millions of residents, all with a large amount of accompanying needs. Florida has South Florida, with millions of residents, all with a large amount of accompanying needs. Northern Virginia gets all of the tax dollar bene ts; South Florida gets all of the tax dollar bene ts. Richmond, like Jacksonville, gets the leftovers in state funding. The most glaring comparison to the suburbs of Richmond its an independent city, surrounded by Chester eld and Henrico counties to the suburbs of Jacksonville, such as Mandarin, is there are no neighborhood streetlights in the counties, plus few sidewalks. Streets are pitch black at night in Chester eld and Henrico. Mandarin has lots of streetlights and sidewalks everywhere. The James River owing directly through Richmond is not navigable north of downtown. There are rocks and waterfalls and rapids when the river is owing strongly. Anything more than a canoe is not advisable in, or upriver, from Richmond. The St. Johns River hosts coastal cargo ships in and out of Jacksonville and Green Cove Springs. Water recreation is a way of life in Jacksonville and Mandarin; in Richmond its seasonal and limited. All of Jacksonvilles interstate highways are well planned and built; the interstates in Richmond are antiquated, crowded and dangerous; no shoulder lanes, very short entrance and exit ramps and lousy signage all are hallmarks of interstates in Richmond. Sometimes, we have to leave home to know how good things are here. Perhaps the brightest spot in Jacksonville continues to be former NFL Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell. He was the rst quarterback of the franchise and he declared when he came to Jacksonville this was going to be his home. Hes kept that promise, even after moving to other NFL teams before retirement. Now, last month it was announced he is the new football coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Think about it; a man who was/is an idol to so many people, now spending his days working with high school students and perhaps helping create the next Mark Brunell or Tim Tebow. Hes staying with a sport his loves and hes building the future. Things dont get much better than that, even in Jacksonville. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Editors Note: In an effort to bring a different viewpoint and provide a forum for thoughtful dialog to our readers, Mandarin NewsLine will now feature two Political Commentary columns each month, one written by Bruce Richardson and the other by David Milton. Beginning with the March issue, the two columnists will write about the same topic, which will be chosen on a rotating basis by the two columnists. Be sure to check back next month!Plastered on every Jacksonville Sheri s O ce vehicle is the slogan, Bold New City of the South. Sounds exciting, doesnt it? Our citys slogan has sounded cool since the late 1960s. And weve actually made a little bit of progress since then. The St. Johns River was once a liquid land ll. Now, although the river isnt as healthy as it should be, its getting better and has become one of the citys best assets. Downtown Jacksonville has been through some pretty tough times, but thanks to a few visionaries, we now have events like Art Walk, the Riverside Arts Market and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Our elected o cials have even started to talk about pension reform. But it hasnt been all positive. For example, one city council member recently introduced legislation to prohibit 12 ticketed events at Metropolitan Park because some of those events events bringing thousands of people downtown were too noisy. Within the past year, our city council voted against legislation that would have outlawed discrimination discrimination! against a person based on that persons sexuality, despite support for the legislation from business and human rights groups. A couple of years ago, a Republican mayor nominated a well-respected member of our community to serve on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, but certain groups launched a campaign to torpedo his nomination. The groups basis for opposing the nominee? The groups belief that the nominee would do the bidding of Muslim extremists. Do those anecdotes square with our self-proclaimed identity? Do those anecdotes make Jacksonville look like a place for creative entrepreneurs to start up or strengthen businesses? Do those anecdotes make Jacksonville look inviting to tourists and other travelers? Do those anecdotes make you proud of Jacksonville? Like I said, weve made progress and we should be proud of our progress. But we cant reach our potential if were constantly sti ing that potential. Im tired of the silly things that hold our city back. Fortunately, Im not alone. Over the past several months, JCCI collected surveys asking Jacksonvilles citizens about the citizens visions for the city. On January 19, JCCI published the surveys results and asked Jacksonvilles citizens to start turning their visions into reality. Sadly, some people claim that when you care about a revitalized Downtown Jacksonville or Duval Countys public school students or the our public transportation and acknowledge that improvements might take some investment, youre a tax-and-spend liberal whose only goal is to take from Real Americans to give to Americans in Name Only. If that sounds like an outrageous claim, its because it is! If we live in Jacksonville, were in this together. We need progressives not necessarily liberals, but certainly forward-thinking people to reach out to their neighbors, to get involved in the community and to lead our city in the right direction.We say were the Bold New City of the South. Lets act like itDave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney who is interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and non-pro t organizations. Editors Note: In an effort to bring a different viewpoint and provide a forum for thoughtful dialog to our readers, Mandarin NewsLine will now feature two Political Commentary columns each month, one written by Bruce Richardson and the other by David Milton. Beginning with the March issue, the two columnists will write about the same topic, which will be chosen on a rotating basis by the two columnists. Be sure to check back next month! Political CommentarySometimes, you have to leave home By J. Bruce RichardsonPolitical CommentaryHow bold are we?By David Milton

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same c ommitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christi an environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingFeb. 12 and Feb. 28Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. or online at ccajax.orgLooking for something dierent?10850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667 www.ccajax.orgFully Accredited Kindergarten Readiness SeminarFeb. 21Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. or online at ccajax.orgo you have questions regarding your childs readiness for Kindergarten? Advertise your Send us your garage sale information address, date and times in March. We will list it in Mandarin NewsLine March 2013 newspaper for FREE! Go to www.mandarinnewsline. com and list it on our classied page for free too! Online only, you can even list your items for sale and directions to your home.For addresses in the following zip codes, E-mail address, date and time to: 32257@mandarinnewsline.com 32258@mandarinnewsline.com 32223@mandarinnewsline.com Time for Spring Cleaning! When I rst heard of a new restoration and landscaping venture by the Cummer Museum and Gardens concentrating on the garden, my initial reaction waswhat could they possibly do to improve one of the most beautiful gardens I had ever had the pleasure of visiting? As I looked further however, I realized that there is a large area that is still in a fairly natural state. In addition, it is the area most visible to casual passers by and consequently tends not to encourage more investigation of the Cummer campus. The current plan, entitled The Olmsted Garden Restoration and Landscape Project is already underway. It will incorporate not only the restoration of the historic Olmsted Garden, but also the renovation of the area closest to Riverside Avenue. When I visited the museum recently, I immediately became aware of the refurbishing of the museums parking lots. This is currently in progress and temporarily a ects the parking! It will however not only improve this process, but will add attraction to the Riverside area frontage. Also included in the project is a plan to provide an outdoor seating area for the increasingly popular TreeCup Caf and the integration of a sculpture garden into the Cummers front lawn. The primary focus however, is the renovation of the Olmsted Garden. This has never been open to the public. Work on it has already commenced and includes a new bulkhead and restoration based on the original drawings provided by the Olmsted brothers rm for the Cummer family in 1930. Phase Two of the renovation will include the entire Riverside Avenue portion of the museum campus. To quote Museum Director Hope McMath, By providing a unique landscape that integrates gardens, art objects and the energy of people, the Cummer campus will become an important bridge between Riverside and Downtown and more relevant for the entire community. While checking on the progress of this exciting project, you can still enjoy the many current lectures, discussions and other o erings that are available. Of major importance at his time is the exhibit entitled Feast of Flowers featuring the work of Jacksonville artist Jim Draper. A multi disciplinary project, it focuses on investigating new ways of understanding Floridas history, environmental aesthetics and the human place within the natural order. It also commemorates the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida by Spanish Conquistador Ponce de Leon. This is just one of many exhibits and programs currently available for your pleasure and enjoyment. Additional information is available at 356-6857 or on the web at www.cummer.org.The fth annual Autism Symposium with current medical evidence and interventions regarding autism will be presented by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, the University of Florida College of MedicineJacksonville and Nemours Childrens Clinic, Jacksonville on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at University Center at the University of North Florida. This symposium is developed for all parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Speakers include autism experts: Daniel Geschwind, MD, director of the Neurogenetics Program and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Geschwind is also the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The Geschwind Laboratory focuses on integrating basic neurobiology, genetics and genomics with translational studies of human diseases. John N. Constantino, MD, (who spoke at the 2011 Autism Symposium), the Blanche F. Ittleson professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Constantino also is director of the William Greenleaf Elliott Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, associate director of the Intellectual and Disability Research Center and co-director of the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at the George Warren School of Social Work, also at Washington University. For general questions, please call 202-6039. Online registration is required and is available at www.wolfsonchildrens.org/ autism through March 10, 2013.Encore!Another new venture for the Cummer Museum By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityFifth annual autism symposium announced Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Library bookstore update! The Friends of the Library bookstore at the Main Library has closed; however, the Friends will continue to operate the bookstore at University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. N. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 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Jo V lo First class is FREE(mention this ad) The 2013 membership drive for the Mandarin Community Club is underway! Membership is encouraged and open to all interested parties, especially those residing in Mandarin. The club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, holds various events during the year including political forums and community educational topics. It is probably best known as the organizer and host of the annual Mandarin Art Festival held on the club grounds every Easter weekend. The community club also owns and maintains three historic properties. Included are the Mandarin Community Club (1872 Mandarin School), the adjacent1911 Mandarin Post O ce and General Store and the Billard Commemorative Park (Brady Road). The Mandarin Post O ce and General Store is leased to the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society for historical tours and education. Membership levels range from individual to business categories. Complete information can be found on their website, www.mandarincommunityclub. org or by calling 268-1622.National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter announced open registration in October for Walk MS, the rallying point of the MS movement and one of the societys annual fundraisers. The North Florida Chapter will host seven Walk MS fundraisers in North Florida during April, 2013. This year, a new location has been added in Ft. Walton Beach at Uptown Station. Walk MS draws hundreds of people from the North Florida area to enjoy festivities, food, music, contests and games with the purpose of creating awareness about multiple sclerosis and raising funds toward a world free of MS. Funds raised from each event will bene t the Society and go toward research, programs and services for people a ected by MS. An estimated 18,000 people are a ected by multiple sclerosis in the North Florida area. This year, the North Florida Chapter hopes to raise more than $230,000 toward a world free of MS. Research funds advance the treatment for MS, such as the rst oral therapy for MS that was approved by the FDA in 2010. To register, participants can visit walkMSnorth orida.org or call 332-6810. Registration is free and fundraising is encouraged. Volunteers with a wide range North Florida WALK MS locations and datesApril 13, 2013Orange Park: Greyhound Kennel Club Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AM Tallahassee : Lake Ella Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AM Gainesville: Westside Park Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AMApril 20, 2013Jacksonville: Downtown Festivities 8 AM / Walk 10 AMSt. Augustine: First United Methodist Church Festivities 4 PM / Walk 5 PM Most people think only smokers get lung cancer. The truth is that as many as 20 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked, but may have been exposed to other carcinogens. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is second-hand smoke. Any cancer diagnosis is stressful. Unfortunately nonsmoking lung cancer patients may experience additional psychological distress as their disease is often linked to smoking and the perception is that the disease is self-in icted. Studies have even shown that both smokers and non-smokers with lung cancer may feel Mandarin Community Club needs you!By Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community ClubNorth Florida Chapter adds Walk MS location for Aprilof skills, talents, abilities and interests are also greatly appreciated and needed to produce this event. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful. Families, corporate groups, and individuals are welcome to participate. Volunteers can register at walkMSnorth orida.org.victimized and excluded by support systems. This stigma, which the American Lung Association sees as a barrier to addressing the needs of people diagnosed with lung cancer, can lead to depression and negatively impact overall health. Every year as many as 16,000 to 24,000 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer. Contributing factors can include secondhand smoke, exposure to radon gas and air pollution. It is always important to identify and reduce cancer risks. For non-smokers, the risk of lung cancer can be reduced by being aware of your environment and protecting yourself from known carcinogens, including secondhand smoke, radon gas and other occupational hazards such as asbestos, diesel engine exhaust and wood dust. For smokers, the most e ective means of reducing smoke-related lung cancer is to stop smoking. If you are a smoker or know someone who smokes, visit the American Cancer Societys Stay Healthy Section: Guide to Quitting Smoking at www.cancer.org. For additional information, please contact info@ rstcoastoncology.com.Can non-smokers get lung cancer? By Contributing Writer Scot Ackerman, MD, Medical Director, First Coast OncologyRotary Club of Mandarin will be honoring local area teachers of the year on February 12. Its our way of saying thank you to the Mandarin teachers who truly are leaders in their profession. Our foreign exchange student program is seeking a family with a child who attends Mandarin High School for our next student exchange term of 2013-2014. We would like to thank Pat and Lisa Adams who are currently hosting our student from Japan, Takuma Yamaguchi. Mandarin Highs Interact Club, which consists of over 100 students, partners with us Whats new at Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarin every year on various projects and will be holding a Reading Day fundraiser at the Mandarin Barnes and Noble bookstore on February 9. All proceeds go toward their Relay For Life which helps support the American Cancer Society. Mandarin Rotary will co sponsor a new pilot program for Junior Achievement. The projects will provide work force training students and place them in a safe work environment. Junior Achievement helps to bring nancial literacy, practical economics and work force preparation programs to high school youths. This program provides a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system and exposes them to positive role models. If you think you or your business can help this project, please let us know. This years gala, Laugh For Charity will be held on March 14 at the Ramada Inn Comedy Zone. A silent auction will be held prior to the performance. All proceeds from this event will be given to the Mandarin Food Bank and Junior Achievement. If you would like to attend this fun event, please contact us as tickets are selling quickly. For more information please contact us at mandarinrotary@ aol.com. 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Depending on your age, you can do that in one of two ways: With a u shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than age six months. With a nasal-spray vaccine. This form contains live, weakened u viruses that cannot cause the u. This form is approved for healthy, nonpregnant people ages two to 49 years, except those who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, heart problems or chronic respiratory disorders, such as asthma. Check with your doctor to see if this form of the vaccine is right for you. A u vaccination is most important for children six months to 59 months; adults ages 50 and older; anyone with a chronic disease; anyone who lives in a nursing home or other long-term care site; health care workers; and people who are in frequent contact with the elderly or chronically ill. The CDC says children between six months and age eight who were never immunized or received only one dose of vaccine in the previous year should get two full doses of vaccine, one month apart. It is not too late to receive a u vaccine. You can stop the spread of germs by covering your nose or mouth when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands with soap or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also, avoid close contact with sick people, says Donna Cooley, BSN, RN, employee health coordinator at Baptist Medical Center South. Doctors also advise u shots for women who plan to be pregnant during u season. The CDC says u shots are OK for breastfeeding mothers. Even if you dont fall into one of the above groups, however, you are still a candidate for the vaccine if you want to avoid the u.Jax Federal Credit Union (JAXFCU) plans to open a new branch in the heart of Mandarin on February 11, 2013. The branch was formerly a 121 Financial Credit Union o ce in the Publix shopping center at the corner of San Jose Boulevard and Mandarin Road. Gerri Sexsion, president and CEO announced, Weve been planning to open a branch in Mandarin for quite some time to serve the thousands of existing Jax Federal Credit Union members in the area. We are so pleased to nally provide a more convenient location to our members and to o er our 5-Star Banking Services to the Mandarin community. The new JAXFCU Mandarin branch will be a full-service location o ering mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, free checking, investment services and more! Nick Mouhourtis has been named as the branch manager for the new Mandarin Branch. Mouhourtis has a diverse banking background with over 18 years experience. He is currently JAXFCUs Southpoint branch manager. Mouhourtis was born and raised in the Jacksonville area and is a graduate of Auburn University. Jax Federal Credit Union currently has eight branch locations in Northeast Florida with 100 employees who serve over 30,000 members. JAXFCU participates in Shared Branching to o er members 6,800 branch locations nationwide, along with a surcharge-free ATM network that includes over 28,000 ATMs across the country. Member conveniences include a robust online banking and bill pay system, with mobile banking/mobile check deposit coming soon. Founded in 1935 to serve federal employees and their families, JAXFCU is now open to the entire community. Anyone can join Jax Federal Credit Union if you live, learn, work or worship in Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns Counties. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is accepting nominations through February 16 for the 10th annual Miss Aggie Award. The award, established in 2003, honors a female Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. Nomination forms are available in the Mandarin Museum at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road. Museum hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nomination forms are also available at the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce on February 10 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The winner will be honored on Miss Aggie Day, which will be held on Sunday, March 10, at the 1911 Mandarin Store and Post O ce, located at 12471 Mandarin Road, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at 1:00 p.m. Moon pies and RC Cola will be served. Members of the community are invited to participate in oral histories of their memories of Miss Aggie and also their memories of Joe Cury, former owner of Mandarin Super Market. Beginning in November of this year, the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society will present the Joe Cury Award to a male Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. For more information, please call the museum at 2680784 or email mandarinmuseum @bellsouth.net.A simple way to keep the u awayBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center SouthNew branch of credit union opening soon in Mandarin Its almost time for the 2013 Miss Aggie Award Happy Valentines Day! Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Who What When Where Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@rtpublishing.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Theres learning. Then theres learning to think. At Hendricks, were great proponents of the latter. Its the skill of critical thinking. Questioning. Analyzing. Evaluating. Thats how children discover the sky appears blue because gas molecules in our atmosphere scatter blue light from the sun more than red light. Your child will make extraordinary discoveries every day at Hendricks. Plus, we focus on individual strengths, which means you can expect a more confident child. The result is a child who goes further faster. A child primed for success not just today, but for years to come. Sometimes, questioning why the sky is blue... Call to schedule a tour at (904) 720-0398, or email BethHood@hendricksdayschool.org. is every bit as important as knowing it is. www.DigitalER Digital ER FREEPhone Casew/ screen repairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 $15 OFFIPhone Screen RepairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 If youre goin to Kansas City (like the song) you are headed to Missouri. I never knew there were two Kansas Citiesone in Missouri and another, across the river, in Kansas. A weekend in the area delivered what most travelers want: signi cant tourist sites, cultural entertainment options and memorable restaurants. But, Kansas City may be best known for its barbeque and jazz. You cant visit without tasting the citys signature food served at more than 85 barbeque establishments. I started with burnt ends, two-inch cuts of beef ribs with charcoal-black crusty edgesthe parts everyone ghts over like the baked corners of lasagna. Kansas City is said to have invented the specialty. My entree featured sliced beef, pork and lamb ribs with BBQ sauce. Kansas City style barbeque is slow-cooked, usually over hickory, with a tangy, semi-sweet tomato-based sauce. In addition to dining, my whirlwind tour included the Steamboat Arabia Museum, a venue packed with an impressive display of everyday objects that were sealed in the mud when the steamer sank in 1856. The local recovery e ort reads like a modern day treasure hunt. Some have called it King Tuts Tomb of the Missouri River. Why, even the Smithsonian has their eye on Arabias pristine artifacts. I was escorted to the Kemper Museum for a tour of contemporary art including some Chihuly glass, a popular artist I enjoy. Then, I was o to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the most architecturally complex art museums Ive ever toured. The building contains chapels, villas, oriental temples and massive columned lobbies, as well as one of the best Asian art collections outside China. One room featured an immense Buddha where yoga classes are sometimes scheduled. And, all art museums in KC are free. How cool is that? Downtown Kansas City shines with a 2011 gleaming glass and chrome construction, the Kau man Center for the Performing Arts. The buildings dramatic architecture is reminiscent of Sydneys soaring Opera House. The Kau man, built at a cost of $413 million, boldly declares the citys commitment to live theater, symphony, ballet and opera. I next meandered through the National World War I Museum, the only World War One museum in the United States. As you enter you cross a glass bridge above a garden of orange-hued arti cial poppies. The guide explained that each of the 900 owers represent 1,000 causalities in the war. That statistic gave me goose bumps. I soon came to realize my scant understanding of WWI and suspect most folks learn a great deal from the interactive displays and lms. Somehow I managed to stay awake for jazz at the Majestic. The basement setting was ideal for the blues playing combo. The informal atmosphere allowed for drop-ins, yet others dined and remained all evening. The next day I drove to Kansas City, Kansas. During the 1980s and s, residents found their hometown in a downward economic spiral. Luckily, they got a break when the $208 million Kansas Speedway opened in 2000. The NASCAR track spun magic and Wyandotte County surged with new business. This past year the Hollywood Casino was added to the Speedway property. Sports fans celebrated the recent construction of Livestrong Sporting Park, a soccer-only stadium adjacent to the Speedway. This venue is the high techiest park in the United States and KCK area fans are die-hards. The two Kansas Cities whirled such surprises that I felt my head spin like Dorothys house. Unfortunately, it was time for me to click my heels and to go home. If you havent gone to Kansas City, you owe yourself a visit. Tale of two Kansas CitiesBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com886-4919

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Concert times are all over the page, with music in the afternoons on the weekends. These multi cross-genre events are held in seven different fabulous places in one of the souths most beautiful towns. Just for instance, take the Christ Church Episcopal which is often referred to as the Mother church of Georgia, as it was the rst church in historic Savannah. Then move on to Temple Mickve Israel, which opened in 1878 as a home for Georgias oldest synagogue. The newest venue, Ships of the Sea North Garden, is an indoor/outdoor space. It will be the home of concerts and dance parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; these events will make the adults happy as beer and wine is available! The genres are across the board to include Americana, chamber music, dance, international sounds, jazz/ blues and pop and rock. Some headliners include Emmylou Harris, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Miami String Quartet and the Spanish Harlem Quartet. For more information, please visit www.Savannahmusicfestival. org. Another road trip I have been itching do is to run down to Gainesville to the Florida Museum of Natural History and see the famous Butter y Rainforest. This is actually a four-story outdoor screened enclosure that has a walking trail that takes you through exotic plantings complete with waterfalls which is home to hundreds of live butter ies. The price is right free! So go to www. mnh.u .edu for more information. If you start your day to Gainesville early, you can also get more bang for your gasoline bucks by including a visit to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. This 62-acre treasure is operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. Now for my required recipe! It just had to be creative so here is my newest treat!San Francisco Salad(Ingredients per person) 1 cups Spring Mix (or bibb lettuce) cup slivered cucumber cup chopped sweet onion cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped cup sauted, sugared walnut pieces (sauted in butter, use brown sugar) Dressing: 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 t balsamic vinegar. Add just a pinch of salt to salad at serving time.The Lifestyle Guru starts a New Year!By Joy HartleyWe hope you enjoy this new addition to Mandarin NewsLine, Food and Fun. This is your one stop spot to keep up with all the latest and best that our community has to offer for dining and entertainement. So why not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine!(NewsUSA) Valentines Daya holiday thats dedicated to lovehas been predominately devoted to couples, however, why not use this day as an opportunity to show friends and family members you care? A thoughtful Valentines Day gift for friends and family members can be simple and even heart healthy. Here are a few gift tips that will leave anyone in your life feeling loved: Give a fresh, healthy treat. Simple fruits such as grapefruit or oranges wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with festive ribbon and a homemade Valentines Day card make great gifts. Not only is it thoughtful and unique, its also healthy because citrus is packed with vitamin C and is fat-free to boot. A fruit baskets is another great way to make a healthy treat a meaningful gift. Not to mention, its an unexpected gift they can enjoy for several days. Are you having a Valentines Day get-together or dinner party? Try handing out recipe cards as favors. Your guests will love getting the recipe for that delicious dessert you served. Try this delectable Rio Star Mini Cheesecake recipe from TexaSweet to get you started and for more gift ideas and recipes, visit www.texasweet.com. Celebrate Valentines Day in styleRio Star Mini CheesecakesYields 36 mini cakes 1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned 1/2 cup water 1 envelope un avored gelatin 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 8 oz. cream cheese, whipped 1 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, reserved from sectioning 1 2/3 cup heavy cream, whipped 1 box of vanilla wafers Mini mu n baking cups and a baking tin In a small saucepan, pour in water and gelatin, let stand for one minute, then cook 3 minutes over low heat. Set aside to cool for about 1 minute. In a large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, cooled gelatin, grapefruit juice and sour cream. Gently fold in whipped cream until thick and creamy. Place one wafer in each baking cup and put in baking tin. Pour mixture into prepared tin, and chill until rm for about 4 hours. Garnish with grapefruit section and mint. Visit our advertisers!Food and Fun

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN 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 2/28/13. Authentic Mexican Cuisine A MEXICAN RESTAURANT A A M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E Happy Valentines Day! Food and Drinks Specials! Now introducing!Hola!9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 904-260-9010Steamin Restaurant9703 San Jose Blvd. 904-493-2020Don Juans12373 San Jose Blvd. 904-268-8722Brooklyn Pizza11406 San Jose Blvd. 904-288-9211The Pig Barbeque14985 Old St. Augustine Rd. 904-374-0393If you are opening a new restaurant, please contact us at editor@mandarinnewsline. com to be included in Food and Fun.Food and Fun News Efrain and Dinora Quezada, owners of Don Juans Mexican Restaurant, recently celebrated the marriage of their daughter in Texas.Do you have good news to share with our readers? Send an email to editor@ mandarinnewsline.com! Food and Fun Little did Efrain and Dinora Quezada know when they individually were leaving El Salvador for New York City that there would be a story of the classic American dream. Dinora Quezada came to America in 1977 at the age of 14 with her mother and entered public schools in the City. Efrain Quezada came to New York in 1977 at the age of 16 traveling alone to his new country. The two met while Efrain Quezada was working as a cook in a diner in New York City. They married in 1981. Efrain Quezada began working as an aeronautical engineer and landed a job at Northrop Grumman in St. Augustine, so the family relocated to this area. He later went to work for Lockheed Martin Corporation. But all the while his passion was cooking! The Quezadas opened their rst restaurant in 2004 naming it Don Juans; they liked the sound of it and coincidentally Efrain Quezadas fathers name is Juan. The original restaurant was located in the Winn Dixie Plaza on San Jose Boulevard and had a capacity of 60 seats. The locals loved it and it was an instant hit! They soon had to expand that location to seat 120 to handle the demands of the crowds. Growth continued, so the Quezadas decided to look for another location, which is where their restaurant is located today on San Jose Boulevard, north of the Julington Creek Bridge. The current location opened in December of 2007 with a seating capacity of 240, to include patio dining and a private room for meetings and parties. The Quezadas have always lived in the Mandarin area; just two minutes from the restaurant, boasts Dinora Quezada! They raised their three rst generation American children, who all attended public schools, in Jacksonville. The children continued their educations within the state, with the two daughters graduating from Florida State University and their son, who works at the restaurant part-time, graduating from the University of North Florida. Hola! is the most recent addition to exceptional Mexican o erings in the Mandarin area. Owners Marco and Carmen Marchegiani opened their doors to the new eatery this past December. They caught the restaurant bug while still living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marco Marchegiani partnered with a friend in a Mexican restaurant while he was working full time in logistics for a major manufacturer of cotton apparel. Eventually he was sent to Jacksonville to manage a distribution center here. When the company decided to cease operations, Marco Marchegiani started looking for new opportunities and found one in the Hola! Restaurant downtown at the edge of Spring eld. His rst order of business was updating the menu to re ect the family recipes Carmen Marchegiani grew up with in her native Monterrey, Mexico. The restaurant grew increasingly more popular, with a loyal following of the downtown business community. Expansion was inevitable, which brought their take of Mexican home-cooking right to our doorstep. We asked Marco Marchegiani what he loves about the restaurant business. Its the customers, learning what they like, getting to know them and being creative in the kitchen, he shares. While Carmen Marchegiani ensures the restaurant delivers authentic recipes, their three children serve as in-house critics and taste testers. If a new dish does not pass muster with them, it simply will not nd its way to the menu. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other favorites are served with sangria, margaritas and Mexican beers. Why not stop in soon and dont forget to say Hola! to the Marchegianis!Don Juans..A love a air of cooking!By Donna Keathley Their latest claim to fame is their third generation American family membera granddaughter who has just turned three! The Quezadas obviously love what they do and have enjoyed turning their passion into a successful business the true American dream! They delight in talking about their menu and its four most popular items, to include chimichangas, fajitas, enchiladas and burritos. The highlight of the year is the restaurants Cinco de Mayo celebration, which is so large it spills out into the parking lot lled with party tents to handle the huge crowds. You wont want to miss this event this year!Efrain and Dinora Quezada with their grandchild Sophia.Say hello to Hola!Home-style Mexican cuisine in the heart of Mandarin Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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.9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 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 North Florida a liate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Inc. is currently accepting applications for grant funds for 2013-2014 for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonpro t organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties. The maximum for each Komen North Florida grant award is $30,000 for the new award year, announced Executive Director Bruce Grob. The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for everyone and energizing science to nd the cure, said Grob. Susan G. Komen for the Cure runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. In addition to funding research on a national and global level, our local North Florida A liate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved in Remember the days when people sat out on their front porches and shared their thoughts, memories and lives with their neighbors? Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is bringing those days back with a ve-part series, Front Porch Stories, featuring longtime Mandarin resident Billy Barwald. Barwald has lived in Loretto since 1938 when his family moved their two-story home by barge from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. In World War II he was stationed in England, where he met his future wife Peggy. Photos of his service in England are currently displayed in the Mandarin Museum as part of a World War II in Mandarin exhibit. After the war, Barwald rode to Gainesville along with a friend who signed up for college classes. While there he wandered over to the agriculture school, where a professor encouraged him to take advantage of the GI Bill. That began a career in landscaping and horticulture that continues over six decades later. Barwald still lives on family property and owns and operates the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery with his son Mike. A recognized citrus expert, he was inducted into the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association Hall of Fame in 2010, at the age of 92. You can just imagine the stories he has to telland he is ready to tell them. Please join him at the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park for ve Sundays from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. beginning on February 10. You will hear some true stories that will amaze, delight and inspire you to want to know more. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities to Komen North Florida grant applications now acceptedDuval, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties. The grant cycle runs from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Eligible applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2013. Announcements of funding will be made on March 20, 2013. Questions regarding the application or the process should be directed to Grob at bgrob@komennorth- orida.org. Applications and guidelines for the grants can be downloaded at: www.komennorth orida. org/grants/how-to-apply-forfunding. For other information, interested applicants may contact Delores Wise by phone at 448-4886 or email dwise@ komennorth orida.org. Front Porch Stories at Mandarin Museum learn more about the events and people in your own community. You will be glad you did! Sunday, February 10: The citrus business in Mandarin during the time of Harriet Beecher Stowe and until the freeze of 1899 Sunday, February 17: Cattle drives from Loretto to Palm Valley Sunday, February 24: The Barwaldsmoving to Loretto was an adventure Sunday, March 3: Stretch Your Mind Barwald has an antique mystery item and he would like to engage everybody in trying to gure out exactly what the item was used for. Sunday, March 10: World War II from the perspective of one who served. For additional information, please call the museum at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandarinmuseum and our website www.mandarinmuseum.net. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Heather Seay904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Wed 8am-6pm ~Science Diet & Royal Canin Food ~Personalized Appointments ~Quality of Life Assessments ~Home Euthanasia ~Now seeing Dr. Silverness patients ~Combination Heartworm/Flea Prevention ~Antibiotic Injections that last 14 days ~In Room Ear Treatments9776 San Jose Blvd. Suite 5 Jacksonville, FL904-262-2953 theanimalclinicofmandarin.com Animal Clinic of MandarinHospital & Boarding MFi76 9 J 9 t February is Dental Month ~ Save 10% on all dental cleanings! February is Macular Degeneration Month. Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the maculathe central part of the retina that is important for reading and color vision becomes damaged. Some common symptoms of ARMD are gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Board certi ed ophthalmologist and retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and February is Macular Degeneration Awareness MonthSurgeon, Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, New treatments are currently being developed to treat age related macular degeneration (ARMD). One of the newest products approved by the FDA is Eyelea. Based on study results, Eyelea has been shown to last longer than some of the other treatments, resulting in fewer injections in some patients. In addition, some reports have shown it to work in patients who have failed other treatments. He continues, We are delighted to see continued success with current treatment options in most patients. The results from clinical trials continue to demonstrate stability and improvement in vision with treatment years later. Because of a common factor shared by other eye disease, the same medicine s have been very e ective in both diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular diseases. Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness, and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Wisdom Warriors cont. from pg. 1between themselves and the person speaking and it will lter out background noise so the text is an accurate account of what is being said. The person can then verbally respond. To demonstrate the teams invention, they created a skit that shared their research and demonstrated the device in action. Another component of the completion, gracious professionalism, it is what the judges observe of the teams as they progress through the competition. Gracious professionalism is a teams way of doing things that encourage high-quality work, while still valuing and respecting others. The Wisdom Warriors won the Teamwork Award for displaying exceptional gracious professionalism. The Wisdom Warriors are only in their second year as an extra-curricular activity at Loretto Elementary. Only two of their 10 members are back from last year. And being an extra-curricular activity relying 100 percent on volunteers and parents help and contributions, they are fortunate to have third-grade teacher Gina Riley sponsor the activity. Her establishment of the Wisdom Warriors as an FLL team came at the encouragement of her son Phillip Riley who is now a sophomore at the University of Florida. Two years ago he was the leader of the Stanton College Preparatory School robotics team and saw the opportunity for the students of Loretto Elementary to become as excited about the future of robotics as he was. To help, Gina Riley is joined by a team of young mentors who come from Stanton and Mandarin High School. Without Mrs. Riley and her team of young mentors donating their time and energy, this program would not be available at Loretto Elementary, said parent Karen Cates. She has been instrumental in teaching these students to think outside the box and to work together to nd a solution to each challenge. We look forward to hearing more from the Wisdom Warriors as they compete in the upcoming challenge and begin preparing for next years challenge, Natures Fury. Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine February 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. 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens Visit us at www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com Twitter @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Mobile art exhibit, tness classes, food trucks, kids activities and a bike tour of historic San Marco Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Behind the old courthouse, Northbank Riverwalk Enjoy Downtown Mandarin Highs Interact Club is preparing for a busy February. The Interact Club is a group of over 160 students ranging from freshmen to seniors that volunteer at di erent functions around Jacksonville. It is a great way to get service hours easily and still have fun and be with your friends. Some of the past events that this club has volunteered at were at the Mandarin Food Bank over Thanksgiving and Christmas, the First Coast Heartwalk, the annual Chili Cook-o and a park cleanup. Members also rang bells for the Salvation Army. Usually about 30-40 volunteers show up to each event, but for February there are two exciting events that they have planned in order to raise money for Relay for Life. The rst event is a book fair at the Mandarin location of Barnes and Noble. It will take place on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The members of the club are going to be hanging signs up all around Mandarin High School MHS HappeningsInteract Clubs busy monthBy Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentand will be posting on social media sites about the event to get as many people as possible to attend. They will also hopefully be in the parking lot on the day of the event with banners trying to get people to attend. The goal that members want to reach is $500, which is what Creekside High School made about a month ago, but they said theyd be happy with $300. We really want to attract the parents of little children to come out to the store, said Scott Price, a MHS teacher who runs the club. To get the attention of the little ones, volunteers will also be periodically doing story time all dressed up in costumes in the little kids section of the store. The second event planned is selling Valentine carnations. The week before Valentines Day, a booth is going to be set up at the high school selling carnations for the students to buy and give to their special someone. The students will also be able to pick from funny pick-up lines to put with the carnation when its delivered on Valentines Day. Last year the carnations sold for a dollar and $200 was raised. We really want to earn more money this year, so we may have to raise the price, said Price. The owers are always fresh and every year the volunteers stay about four or ve hours after school separating the carnations for delivery to each homeroom. Usually some of the teachers that help out with the Interact Club help deliver the carnations to all of the students along with the students that are members of the club. The Interact club is de nitely going to have their hands full this month, but theyre prepared to volunteer for anything. Cathy Hufstetler, director of lending for 121 Financial Credit Union, has been promoted to vice president, announced 121 Financial CEO William Braddock. In her position, Hufstetler will be responsible for directing and providing strategic oversight of mortgage and consumer lending. Other duties include product research and development, formulating policies, guidelines and procedures and oversight of all lending personnel. Hufstetler has worked in the credit union industry for 29 years, with 24 years focused on mortgage lending. She has spent over three years in work involving loss mitigation.New vice president announced for credit unionShe is a member of the Florida Credit Union Real Estate Network (Florida CUREN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Lending Council. Cathy has been with us for over 21 years and she has proven her dedication to our credit union, but most importantly to our members, Braddock said. We feel it is time to recognize her valuable service and her expertise in the industry by promoting her position. Students get hooked on scienceThis week in the Elementary Science Lab at Hendricks Day School, students were given the challenge to build their own working cranes out of materials that can be found around their home. The students designed, constructed and tested their cranes and had a great time in the process! The purpose of this lesson is to strengthen the students knowledge of engineering which is one of the disciplines of our STEM program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and we promote all of these disciplines in our Science curriculum. The ultimate goal to all of this hands-on learning is to help the students prepare for the future and possibly get hooked on science for life. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldnt your ad be included? Call Heather Seay today!886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com First Christian PreschoolWhere Kids Come First ~Serving the Mandarin-Julington Creek Community for 29 years~ ~Now enrolling Toddler/Ones & VPK students for 2013-2014~ We are an outreach ministry of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11924 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Buying resale no longer has the stigma to it that once had. In our economic times and our green friendly world, its the smart thing to do. For goodness sake, we have always bought used cars! So I went on a consignment tour of Mandarin just to see and report back to you whats out there. The rst items that come to mind are womens clothes. The upscale resale idea has been around for several years and now you can nd womens consignment stores happening on most any corner of Mandarin. Ms. Mulligans, celebrating their rst anniversary in business late fall, is a nicely set retail experience located at 11531 San Jose Boulevard. The amount of clothing and variety of the items is amazing. Their motto, Friends dont let friends pay retail is proudly displayed in print right behind the cash register! FiFis has been around probably the longest with several locations; the Mandarin store is located at 10400 San Jose Boulevard. I proudly A guide to the areas consignment shopsIts time to consign!By Donna Keathley Debbie Burgess of 2nd Ride Around.reminded them when I visited that over 10 years ago I nabbed my favorite black leather pencil skirt at their store, complete with the original sale tags still on it! Round Robin is a seasoned veteran in the consignment business with a great location in the Whole Foods shopping center. Deja Vu is another womens store located at 10503 San Jose; let me mention here that they are closed on Tuesdays. They departmentalize the clothing, separating petites and plus sizes from the remainder of the stock. Also, Deja Vu also carries formals and cocktail wear. Old St. Augustine Road has its assortment of consignment centers. New to Me, located in the Winn Dixie shopping center, has menswear in their inventory which gives this shop an unusual twist. But, the best kept secret of consignment is sitting right on the corner of Losco and Old St. Augustine Roadnd Ride Around. Probably the most unique store in the entire United States, this store is completely centered on motorcycle enthusiasts gear. Its the only motorcycle resale store in the country! Debbie Burgess, owner, says she does business with folks from nine di erent states. She stocks gently used authentic Harley Davidson products like leather jackets, vests, carrying cases and belts. She also carries an impressive stock of leather goods which are very high quality items and some are even brand new! I asked her about her consigners, Well, you know these gals get to dating a Harley guy and buy some drop-dead looking out ts and then the romance fades; thats where I come in to help! Also, we Harley girls just ride around all weekend and eat so we outgrow our things, she adds laughing. Childrens consignment institutions are the smartest way to go for growing little ones. From party dresses to strollers, car seats and high chairs you can nd anything you need in like new condition at babythemed consignment stores. Many grandmas stock their homes with good used furniture items for baby sitting time! The Mandarin stores for wee ones include Dianes Baby, Once upon a Child, Kids Closet and the newest one which is Little Beans Kids Resale on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Philips Highway. Upscale Resale, located in Crown Point Plaza, carries tween clothing items and maternity wear along with their infant items. A twist on the consignment subject in our area is Encore Dcor. According to Mark Blyn, manager at Encore Dcor on San Jose Boulevard, his inventory is put together by being very picky. He buys from designers, decorators and model home liquidations, along with personal consignments. Besides hard furniture, he carries art work, greenery and decorative items. He boasts that his store set is a series of actual decorated small vignettes utilizing the merchandise for sale. His pricing rules are di erent toothe tags have a series of dates, showing the original sale price when the item came in the store and the dates of each markdown. He has a percentage of split of sale price with the owner when the items sell; he also has pick up and delivery service available if needed. Play It Again Sports, in the Winn Dixie shopping center, has a mix of consignment items and new merchandise. They have several di erent options to o er customers on going either the consignment route or they will completely buy the equipment. New items can even be ordered for customers at the store, like baseball bats and elliptical/exercise machines. The store carries a large variety items covering almost any sport imaginable and by the way, they run sales at the end of most every month! So, this spring, no matter what closet or garage item you clear out, its time to consign!Team parties are for anyone who is or wants to get involved with Relay for Life. This means you can bring your friends, family, colleagues or anyone else that wants to get involved. Its not too late to get involved in Relaywhether you start a team or become a volunteer you and your friends can make a di erence! Who: You, your friends, family and anyone who wants to be a part of the spectacle that is Relay! What: Relay For Life of Man-Dont miss the Relay For Life of Mandarin team party!darin team party When: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Mandarin Ale House (11112 San Jose Boulevard) Why: To work on Relay and have a great time! We would love to be able to give the Ale House an accurate head count before we arrive. Please RSVP to Nick Mousa at mandarinrelay@gmail.com if you have an opportunity. This is greatly appreciated! See you there for food, fun and Relay!

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VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to apples in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review It wont be long and we will be working in our yards again. This year, pledge to be River Friendly by using less fertilizer and chemicals on your lawns, planting native and droughttolerant plants and using water as e ciently as possible. Rain barrels and cisterns are one way to conserve and help protect our water resources. By collecting and using rainwater to water plants or wash our cars, we can prevent the over pumping of groundwater and help protect our St. Johns River. Capturing rainwater also reduces stormwater runo that can carry fertilizers and harmful chemicals into the river and its tributaries. What is a rain barrel or cistern? A rain barrel is a simple rainwater harvesting container that collects rainwater from your roof. Most rain barrels typically hold 50 to 75 gallons of water. However, you can purchase much larger aboveground or underground storage tanks, often referred to as cisterns. You can see an example of both a rain barrel and a large cistern at the Whole Foods in Mandarin. How can I use the water? Rain is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, uoride and other chemicals, so it is better for your lawn or garden. I even know of someone who uses it to wash their hair, for this same reason! You can I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home! Rain barrels for the riverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperattach a garden hose, soaker hose or use a watering can under the spigot. However, the water should not be used for drinking. Why should I use one? The average person living in the watershed of the St. Johns River uses approximately 140 gallons of water a day and more than 50 percent of that is for outdoor use. By harvesting rain water, you can conserve water and lower your water bill! How can I purchase a rain barrel? For a limited time, St. Johns Riverkeeper is o ering high-quality rain barrels at a huge discount. You can purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel for $65 or two for $120. The deadline to pre-order is February 25. Then, pick up your rain barrels at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Community Day on Saturday, March 2. This event is free and open to the public and will include a plant sale and informative displays about River Friendly practices! So, what are you waiting for? Install a rain barrel and help do your part to conserve water. Go to www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org to order your rain barrel today, take the River Friendly Pledge and learn more about how to reduce your impact on our St. Johns River. Last month, 36 ladies from the Mandarin Womens Club went on the sixth annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Tour. They visited ve beautiful homes in Fernandinas Historic District. The Historic Womens Club visits Amelia Island During the tour of the ve homes the ladies could catch a shuttle bus to the different houses. The ladies took a lunch break at the Florida House Inn. The Inn was constructed in 1857 and is considered the states oldest surviving hotel. There lunch was served family style and was enjoyed by all. District of Fernandina Beach is a 50-block area located at the north end of Amelia Island and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The town of Fernandina was o cially established in 1811 and named for Kind Ferdinand VII of Spain. In 1853, the town site moved just south to take advantage of the new Florida Railroad and the subsequent tourism boom. The original town now called Old Town Fernandina, still remains and celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. Please call Diane at 8a805354 for more information about our club. Check out our website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ In the DuBow Preschool Discovery Studio, students experience the wonderful world around them through handson exploration. From hatching butter ies to launching rockets, racing balloons to building super bubbles, we nd the science in our fun! Discovery and exploration does not end in the Studio with Mr. Greg but is integrated into each classroom and all that we do each day. Students put together self-contained ecosystems.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 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 (ARA) There are plenty of cliche things that people say about dogs: that theyre mans best friend, that they love you unconditionally and that behind those cold noses, there are warm hearts. But while dog owners might feel a bit silly about repeating those old chestnuts, theyll also admit theyre absolutely true. Before you get a dog, doing a bit of background research is important, but keep in mind that you also have a valuable resource right in your communitythe local animal shelter. Shelter dogs are often the ones that are invisibleout of the public eye and therefore, out of mind as well. Best Friends Animal Society has created the Invisible Dogs campaign to call attention to the hundreds of thousands of very real, but unseen dogs hoping to be adopted from United States animal shelters, any of which might be right for your home. Whether your household has one person or 10, a dog can t right in, but not every dog ts with every home. At shelters across the country, the pet experts on the sta can help match you with an adoptable dog, based on your lifestyle and the dogs personality and traits. Because you can meet shelter dogs before bringing them home, its easier to make the perfect puppy love connection. When youre ready to start looking for the right dog for Calling all momsJax Stroller Strength is now in Mandarin! Founded in Jacksonville Beach, Jax Stroller Strength is group of moms who work out together several times a week at local parks. Class attendees get to improve their health and tness while enjoying the great outdoors. The classes are composed of challenging hourlong workouts appropriate for any level, from the novice to the elite athlete. The full body workouts combine weight training and cardiovascular activities and no class is ever the same. And the best part is moms are encouraged to bring their children! The smaller babies are happy to watch mommy work up a sweat while older toddlers enjoy meeting new friends and playing next to mom outside of the stroller. There are also monthly evening classes and Saturday boot camps. More than just a work out group, Jax Stroller Strength embraces an active lifestyle, New tness option for momswhile maintaining a healthy balance between family, tness and food. Members encourage each other, support each and celebrate each others strengths. In addition to weekly classes, twice a year Jax Stroller Strength embarks on a tness challenge. Ranging from four to eight weeks, the purpose of the challenges is to encourage moms to set goals and become healthier by making lifestyle changes. The challenges includes weigh-ins, measurements, a timed run or run/walk and strength and exibility testing. Moms work together on teams to support each other and overcome obstacles while improving their tness. It is amazing to see the pounds and inches participants lose. However, from friendships to con- dence, most moms nd that what is gained from Jax Stroller Strength even more important. The classes and challenges are ideal for moms looking to maximize their health and tness potential with support of other moms. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Getting a dog? Consider these factors to make sure youre a matchyou, consider these tips from Best Friends Animal Society and InvisibleDogs.org: Be honest about your lifestyle. Everyone has a di erent schedule and dogs have schedules of their own. If youre away from home a lot, consider dogs that have lower energy levels and minimal exercise demands. However, if you love to go for a run in the morning and a long stroll every evening, you might be a good match for a dog that has a bit more of a get-up-and-go demeanor. How much maintenance? Some dogs have wash-andwear coats that dont require grooming other than a nice bath every so often. Others will need to be combed and still others will need haircuts to keep their coat in check or to be more comfortable in the summer heat. Opt for a dog with a coat that matches the level of dedication youre ready to put into grooming, keeping in mind that its not too much of a hassle for any dog. Also remember that youll need to care for his toenails and teeth to keep him feeling his best. Find a personality match. Some dog owners like their pups to be right on their lap as much as possible, while others prefer a companion who is a little more independent. While breed can have some e ect on this, it also largely depends on the individual dog. Meeting a dog at a shelter will let you spend a little time together to see if youre a good combination. Big or small, shaggy or sleek, the dog thats right for you is out there waiting. With a bit of forethought and a few one-on-one meetings with available dogs, youll be well prepared to nd the dog that will be the companion of a lifetime. And when you do, it wont be long before youre telling everyone that your dog really is your best friend. To learn more about helping adoptable dogs, go to www. invisibledogs.org. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.com Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com Shop our 16,000 sq. ft. showroom with thousands of xtures on display. 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Protecting our river begins at our homes and businesses and involves preventing trash and pollution from reaching our waterways in the rst place. Stormwater that runs o rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets picks up litter, debris, motor oil, lawn chemicals and pet waste along the way, before entering storm drains and our river and its tributariesuntreated. Fortunately, there are many ways to be river friendly to prevent stormwater, protect our river and enhance our community. River friendly tips: Create a river friendly yard. Use less fertilizer and chemicals and plant native or drought-tolerant plants to reduce runo and help prevent algal blooms and sh kills in the St. Johns. This months movie review belongs to the lm Alex Cross, an action, crime and mystery lm for teens and adults. Murder and mayhem may be the day-to-day for detective Dr. Alex Cross, played by Tyler Perry, but now he has to deal with a contract murderer who specializes in torture and pain. In aiming to eliminate some foreign executives, the plan is interrupted by Cross and his team including his childhood friend and partner, Tommy Kane, performed by Ed Burns. River-friendly tips and practices you can useBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper Allow only rain down the drain. Keep gutters and storm drains free of litter, lawn clippings, leaves, fertilizers and chemicals. Storm drains lead directly to the river. Clogged drains can also contribute to problems with ooding. Slow it down. Redirect downspouts to discharge water onto grassy areas, gardens or beds where it can soak into the ground instead of running o of driveways and sidewalks into storm drains. Install a rain barrel. Rain barrels conserve water and help prevent runo that can wash fertilizers and chemicals down storm drains and into our waterways. Avoid toxic chemicals. Chemicals can enter our river or groundwater when they leak, are poured or ushed down the drain or toilet or are discarded into a land ll. In Jacksonville, take household hazardous waste and e-waste to the citys Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 387-8847. In St. Johns County, visit http://www. co.st-johns. .us/solidwaste/ TransferStations.aspx. Scoop the poop. Our pets waste can wash into waterways and contribute to the fecal bacteria pollution problem in our creeks. Maintain vehicles. Leaking uids can wash into our waterways. Keep your vehicles running e ciently to reduce air pollution and prevent leaks. Use water wisely. Install low- ow xtures in our houses or businesses, x leaks and water lawns and plants only when needed. Plant a tree. Trees reduce stormwater runo by capturing and storing rainfall, improve air quality, reduce heating and cooling costs, provide wildlife habitat, increase property values and beautify the neighborhood. Learn more River Friendly tips by visiting www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/river-friendly. Mandarin NewsLineisYOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comDid you know...one out of every four people living in Duval County checked out an item or used a computer at a Jacksonville Public Library last year! Movie ReviewAlex CrossDirected by: Rob Cohen. Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox and Ed Burns. Review by T. G. StantonOkay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) The Detroit police and Alex Crosss team are now seeking the killer Picasso, portrayed by Matthew Fox. This meeting sets up the future confrontations, Picasso now has a new target and it becomes personal for everyone. Part of Crosss mystery and success rate is his phenomenal ability to read people and get into the minds of the criminals he hunts. Pushing Picassos buttons proves to be a deadly mistake for Cross. He loses the love of his life and now is crossing not only professional boundaries, but also the limits of his moral and personal compass. Loss and pain push Cross to seek vengeance and retribution for all involved all while trying to keep his family safe. Alex Cross is the main character in the many James Patterson novels. The direction by Rob Cohen in this lm did not really do justice to such a respected hero. Part of Pattersons success with Cross is the lines he does not cross to catch his criminals and the trials and tribulations he su ers in making his choices and this did not come through in this lm. It was a loss for the character as directed and as played by Tyler Perry. Now Matthew Fox is a long way from his early days in Party of Five. He was the standout as a psychotic killer, who not only enjoyed pain but also delivered it with enthusiasm; his delivery kept your attention. Cicely Tyson was also well cast to play Crosss conscience, Nana Mama. This lm was at times too much of an action lm, when the multitudes of Alex Cross novels are psychological thrillers. Too bad Mr. Cohen chose not to handle it that way.need customers?886-4919 If you xate on the worst-case scenario, and it actually happens, youve lived it twice.~Michael J. Fox Art Festival cont. from pg. 1during the show hours of 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Sorry, no pets allowed on the property for this event. There is a $1 entry fee at the gate with proceeds used to support the non-pro t mission, community programs and maintain the historic buildings of the Mandarin Community Club. The club building was founded more than 130 years ago as a school by famed author Harriett Beecher Stowe who resided in Mandarin late in life. Founded and produced by the historic Mandarin Community Club, their board, members, local business and civic groups team up with community volunteers to bring this event to the community. The Mandarin Community Club is dedicated to the preservation and beauti cation of Mandarin; to providing educational forums for the community; to enhancing the cultural and recreational life of the area; and to maintaining the clubs historic properties.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 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 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Third Annual St. Johns Sports Medicine ScrambleSt. Johns Golf & Country Club, Sunday, March 10, 2013 Benets the Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete programs of the Bartram Trail and Creekside High Schools. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $100 per player/$380 per team Includes: Scan the QR Code to register for the tournament or sign up to be a sponsor. H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSF UNER A L HOM E S & CE M ETERIE S I am so glad things have slowed down. January brings calm after the busyness of the holidays... right? Ha! If your family is anything like mine, you arent exactly kicking back on the couch Heart Smart is the topic at the next Conversation Caf, JFCS health-related conversation series served over lunch. The Conversation Caf will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court East. The panel will consist of Mark A. Hayes, MD, FACC, Board Certi ed Cardiologist from St. Vincents HealthCare and Dawn Sweeten, LCSW from Dupont Counseling Group. Lunch will be provided by Native Sun. The program is free but RSVPs are required. Please call 394-5782 or contact hhill@jfcsjax.org. ElderSource, Inc. and Dignity U Wear are partnering to help keep seniors warm in Northeast Florida. Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville, winter accessories, socks, slippers and blankets will be distributed to seniors in need through the ElderSource network, assisted by the Meals on Wheels drivers of Aging True. Low-income seniors in Northeast Florida are often unprepared for cold snaps that hit the First Coast and often do not have discretionary funds to purchase new, warm clothing items. We are honored to serve seniors in our community with the gift of new clothing. Providing warmth during the winter speaks directly to our mission Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: February 5 and 6, Inside Terrorism: a Muslims Quest to Stop Jihad; February 12 and 13, Is Marriage Obsolete? will examine the declining marriage rate; February 19 and 20, The Art of Listening: An Act of Love; and February 26 and 27, Hell, Does It Really Exist? The conversations are held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center (limited to those aged 60 and over) and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone). Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. As one of their ongoing projects, the Social Action Committee (SAC) of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, under the leadership of Rhoda Goldstein, is collecting magazines which are being donated to River Garden, Baptist Medical Center South and the Mandarin Senior Center. Our congregants have been very supportive of this endeavor and Mimi and Marty Kaufman have been delivering hundreds of magazines weekly to these facilities. The SAC is also working in partnership with the River Garden Auxiliary in collecting gently-read books. Please drop o your magazines and books in the front o ce of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, located at 3662 Crown Point Drive.Community collaborations aim to keep local seniors warm Renee Knight and Tia Davis with ElderSource receiving warm clothing for seniors from Dignity U Wear.of providing dignity, said Barbara Truncellito, executive director of Dignity U Wear. Now is a critical time for the elderly. Low income seniors often nd themselves unprepared for the cold winter temperatures, as they have put o purchasing the clothing they need for other more pressing purchases, such as rent, food and medication. The help being provided through Dignity U Wear is very timely and much appreciated, added Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource. Purposeful Parenting Dont forget to say Thanks!By Allie Olseneating proverbial bon-bons every evening. No, its back-toschool, time to re-organize and nd room for all the new toys and time to get back in shape after eating all those Christmas cookies. Even knowing your family is quite busy, may I exhort you to add one important thing to your to-do list? Help your kids say thanks! Each January I hit this same topic. It is so important, especially in our me centered and stu -centered culture, to teach gratitude. As I considered gratitude freshly for 2013, I freshly realized I cant make my children be gratefulgratitude comes from the heart. I can, however, encourage a grateful mindset. One of many ways to do this is to have my children say and write thanks. When the Bible says, Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it, it clearly isnt talking about beautiful handwriting and eloquent thanks. So as you help your children develop gratitude, feel free to be creative! I think its most special when the thanks ows from the childs particular gifts. Not Christmas gifts, but God-given gifts. My artistic Timothy may draw his thanks while his structured, rst-born older brother prefers to write a detailed thank-you note. If you need some fresh ideas, here are some ways weve said thank you: Draw a thank you picture. Glitter wins over the fouryear-old every time Write a funny/exaggerated story about how much the toy has changed their life Take a thanks picture (especially appreciated if you didnt send a Christmas photo!) Set aside time for a special phone call Our goal as parents shouldnt be to look like the perfect family. So please dont make your child feel compelled to thank perfectly! Instead, use this as an opportunity to incorporate love and gratitude into your family culture. I put thank you cards in each of our six kiddos stocking each yearyes, even two-yearold Claras! And I often say they need to thank for a toy before they play with the toy. But this is to reinforce our family culture of gratitude (instead of entitlement), not a hard and fast rule. Who knows what theyll look back on fondly in years to come?! I hope and pray my hubby and I have modeled respect, gratitude, faith and love so that we can sit back and watch them pass on these same Biblical traits to our grandchildren! Maybe theyll even say thanks! Her children rise up and call her blessed. -Proverbs 31:28 Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.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.(StatePoint) There are many popular New Years resolutions that quickly come and go: eating healthy, losing weight, managing stress and saving money. In 2013, why not focus on one health change youll enjoy sticking to... getting more sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American sleeps about six hours and 55 minutes per night during the week and 15 percent of adults sleep less than six hours per night. Lack of sleep can take a signi cant toll on your overall health and interfere with some of your daily activities, said Dr. Michael Thorpy, director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Monte ore Medical Center in New York. Almost everybody has trouble sleeping now and then, but many Americans experience signi cant problems getting to sleep or continually wake up in the middle of the night and cant fall back asleep. Such problems may be clinical symptoms of insomnia. Insomnia can a ect people in di erent ways. Some su erers have trouble initially getting to sleep, while others wake up in the middle of the night and have dif-(ARA) In 2009, 3,466 teenagers died in the United States from automobile crash injuries, according to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem among youths 13 to19 years old. Tra c crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. The crash risk among teenage drivers is particularly high during the rst months of licensure. An IIHS review of recent literature con rmed that driver age and experience both have strong e ects on driver crash risk. Crash rates for young drivers are high largely because of the drivers immaturity combined with driving inexperience. The immaturity is apparent in young drivers risky driving practices such as speeding. At the same time, teenagers lack of experience behind the wheel makes it di cult for them to recognize and respond to hazards. They get in trouble trying to handle unusual driving situations and these situations turn disastrous more often than when older people drive. This New Year, resolve to get more sleep culty falling back asleep. To help you get better sleep this year, Dr. Thorpy suggests these simple tips: Set and stick to a sleep schedule. Establish a regular bedtime and wake time. Set aside time at night to wind down. Spend some quiet time before bedtime. Such activities as watching TV, using the computer or working right before bedtime or in the bedroom, can make it harder to fall asleep. Avoid ca eine and alcohol before bed. Exercise regularly. Just dont exercise rigorously near bedtime and check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen. Dont clock-watch. If you awaken in the middle of the night and stay in bed, dont lie there staring at the clock. If these tips dont help, speak with your healthcare professional to help determine if you are suffering from insomnia and require treatment. More information regarding insomnia is available at the National Sleep Foundation website at www.sleepfoundation.org.Teach teens to drive safelyand save their livesResearch shows which behaviors contribute to teenrelated crashes. Inexperience and immaturity combined with speed, drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, distracted driving (cell phone use, loud music, other teen passengers, etc.), drowsy driving, nighttime driving and other drug use aggravate this problem. The National Highway Tra c and Safety Association (NHTSA) recommends a multitiered strategy to prevent motor vehicle-related deaths and injuries among teen drivers: Increase seat belt use, implement graduated driver licensing, reduce teens access to alcohol and increase parental responsibility. Keep your hands on the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road. Keep your hands and eyes away from your cell phone while driving. You need to teach safe driving behavior from the beginning, says Lyman Munson, vice president of risk services at Firemans Fund Insurance Company. As the parent, you can start by modeling safe driving behavior whenever you drive your children, from the time they are infants. Give teens an edge by teaching them some basics about cars and the rules of the road early, well before they hit driving age. Ease them into driving with short trips in familiar areas, at low speeds, in daylight and with an adult. Choose a safe car that is predictable in its handling and easy to drive. Munson also suggests parents talk to their teens about safety issues and the rules they are setting. Explain each one of your rules and the consequences for breaking it. Write up a contract with your teen driver to make sure they drive by the rules and drive as safely as possible. Include the most important issues. Heres a sample: Spell out the rules: 1. Alcohol: Absolutely no alcohol 2. Seat belts: Always buckle up 3. Cell phone/texting: No talking or texting while driving 4. Curfew: Have the car in the driveway by 10:00 p.m. 5. Passengers: No more than one at all times 6. Graduated drivers license: Follow the states GDL law 7. Parental responsibility: Set your house rules and consequences

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CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Want Your Business to Grow?Call: 886-4919and advertise withMandarin NewsLineMandarins Community Newspaper(ARA) We all yearn for moments like the Norman Rockwell illustration of a family sitting around the dining table, enjoying their meals, laughing and spending time together. Sometimes those moments seem like fairy tales in hectic lives lled with endless activities and deadlines. Yet researchers are learning more and more about the importance of family meals relating to good nutrition and better health. Family meals arent just good for your body; theyre good for the soul. Researchers at Rutgers recently evaluated results from 68 previously published scienti c reports that analyzed the association between childrens health and family mealtime. They looked at how the atmosphere or frequency of family meals correlated with the consumption of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods. Their review showed numerous bene ts to children associated with having frequent family meals, including increased intake of fruits, vegetables, ber, calcium-rich foods and vitamins. In addition, the more a family ate together, the less children consumed dietary components thought to be harmful to health. Additional studies showed that: Supper can be a stress reliever for working moms. A 2008 Brigham Young University study of IBM workers found that sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain Make time for family dinner: Its good for your body and soul from long hours at the o ce. The family dinner table is a great setting for getting kids to try new foods. A 2003 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that more exposure to new foods will teach kids to like di erent foods. Frequent family dinners provide the perfect opportunity to introduce a variety of healthy foods. Its more budget-friendly to gather around the dinner table for a meal. The average cost for a meal in your kitchen is approximately $4.50 per person versus $8 per person outside the home. Do the math eating in is better for your budget. Todays over-scheduled lives may make it more di cult to get a meal on the table for family dinners, but there are many shortcuts you can take to reduce the stress and enjoy your time together. Its easy to plan ahead for more family meals together. You can keep meals simple by sticking to nutritional basics and following a few tips: Purchase ready-made sauces, seasonings or marinades and add chicken, beef or seafood for a great main course. Cook on weekends and double the recipes. Roasts, soups and casseroles are great options to freeze, thaw and enjoy for a great, healthy family meal. Stock staples in your cupboard and freezer. Frozen meats and vegetables are easy to thaw and use at your convenience. Rice and pasta take just a few minutes and round out any meal. Fresh fruit and yogurt make healthy, avorful desserts in just a few easy steps. Be sure to tuck away a sweet dessert or two for those special occasions. The next time you reach for your car keys or the phone to order take-out, reach into your freezer and cupboard for meals that are good for your family and your soul. Dont Forget to RECYCLEMandarin NewsLine Jen Kim, Owner and Professional Groomer I love grooming these dogs!FP Pet SpaGrooming/Boarding(904) 710-1045

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine February 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Learning LaddersChild Development CenterLicense # CO4DU0261A ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 mile south of I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! Just as we pick and choose our owering plants to suit their location, so should we plan our tree planting. We only have to look up at power lines, which are so often threatened by enveloping branches of older trees, to see why. And unfortunately people are still guilty of planting new trees which have the potential to reach 40, 50 feet or more at maturity in similar situations. It clearly is more complicated than simply assessing the soil and light where we would like to plant a tree. How will it a ect our neighbor? That red mulberry will surely deliver some beautiful fruit for the birds, but if it ultimately overhangs our neighbors driveway, then they will have to deal with the messy fruit too. So for a tree to be an asset to all concerned and that surely includes our neighbors, it needs to be in the right place. Thats not to say there is no tree suited to the place where you would have loved to plant a mulberry. By regulation, chance and events the otilla changes steadily in good ways. Of course, were interested in those changes, but they arent just for us since we are volunteers here to serve the interest of public water safety. I hope youll read along to get insight on who we are and what we can do for you this year, so perhaps using our services or joining us will become a consideration. With our version of term limits, the leader can only be reelected once, although they can return through election after a year break. Our new chief was formally sworn in at our annual Change of Watch ceremony and dinner at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club in early January. Paul Burns is an experienced Auxiliary of- cer and has made our website, http://www.safeboatingjax. com/ twice the best amongst hundreds of otillas. Burns is also an avid boater and major source of computer savvy. Goals he has adopted for 2013 include increases to overall activities and social events and adding to our patrol craft. He will be joined by an experienced sta of 12, plus three new members from among those joining us this past year. Partially by design and part good fortune, new sta can count on advice from the experience of former holders United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateChange and serveBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of their position to guide them. We added a total of 10 new members in 2012. Besides seeking sta positions, some new members have joined others in training as boat crew. Events well participate in will include boat shows and the Jacksonville NAS Air Show in 2013. Our patrol craft will assist with many events including reworks, regattas, environmental observations and port security missions. Well have crew working out of Welaka and youll see us frequently at West Marine stores, at the Mandarin and Goodbys Creek ramps and at marinas throughout our area, especially Julington Creek, Mandarin Holiday and North Florida Yachts. If you call our vessel examiners you can even see us wherever your boat is moored or parked. Well have safety events with Mulberry Cove Marina at NAS, as well as conduct our role in NAS security zone. If you take advantage of the bene ts of our live safety instruction, you may be with us on February 9 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club. Later classes will be in a new location on Philips Highway near University Boulevard. You can check our website for more class information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. We hope you make our services a resolution you keep this year. GardeningRight tree right placeBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASIf it is birds you desire, why not try a more upright holly, such as East Palatka or a narrow cultivar of the yaupon holly? Keeping the branches well on your side of the property line and away from that driveway, will eliminate the nuisance and your neighbor can enjoy the sight of the birds and cheerful winter berries too. The guidelines for planting a tree successfully have changed over the years. We know now that the planting hole should be at least twice as wide as the root ball. If the tree is root bound, circling roots should be cut o all round the root ball, e ectively reducing the diameter, not just sliced vertically in three or four places. None should be going round. The hole should be slightly shallow, to allow for settling. To judge where the soil line should be, look for the root are where the rst root starts to spread out from the trunk. Aim to get the top of this root slightly higher than the soil. Dont be fooled by the soil line in the container; the tree will have been repotted in the nursery and it may already be too deep. Water in the tree while adding back only the native soil no amendments or fertilizer and make a berm of mulch at the edge of the root ball, mulching around this and not over the roots. Water within the berm, slowly and deeply, and water well in the months that follow. To determine what your tree needs, see table 3 in http://edis. ifas.u .edu/ep113 Containerized trees can do well planted year round, but establish more easily when planted in the fall or winter, before the dry season April to June, Large trees take many months to establish. Smaller trees can make more growth in the rst few years, just about catching up with their older counterparts. They make economic sense. For timely tips: http://duval. ifas.u .edu/documents/nleafJanuaryFebruary13.pdf Please join us for the celebration of the grand opening of Mandarins community thrift shop and donation center. Jax Thrift Avenue, newly opened in the Crown Point Plaza on San Its time for some thrifty shopping! Jose Boulevard, will be highlighting the store by o ering free food, drinks, ra es and its everyday a ordable prices on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Mandarin store has something for everyone including clothes for the entire family, housewares, books, furniture, electronics and more! Tax-deductible donations are welcome and browsing is free. Who knows what youll nd? Stop in and take a look. Proceeds will go to help a local charity, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, dedicated to improving the lives of girls ages ve to 18. Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Club), has been providing quality after school and summer programming for at-risk girls in Northeast Florida for more than 40 years. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 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 $50 off any new orderExp. 3/31/13 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 Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on StaTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Now Open Thursdays ~ ALL DAY And Open Saturdays! Ofce hours start at 7:30am Now O p en T hursda y s ~ ALL D And Open Saturdays O f c e ho ur s st ar t at 7:30am 30am We now offer digital X-Rays on site! D A Y ys 25 Years Experience Although it is still chilly outside, spring sports are starting their seasons. Mandarin baseball is building o a young team, but will diligently prepare for tough games ahead. Head coach and athletic director Marc Lassiat remarks, We had a young team last year and this year I expect to be more experienced. Compared to the last three years when the Mustangs graduated a combined total of 24 seniors including Matt Kazaleh, Garrett Collins and Colby Sims, this year there will only be a handful of seniors to lead the Mustangs. With so many young players and so few seniors, the Mustangs will be hard pressed to rely on experience, but will gain some during the season as well as build o of last year. The game time will prepare the Mustangs for the post season and Lassiat sets the bar high as he states, We expect to compete for the Gateway and District Championships. In the past couple of years, Mandarin baseball has won the Gateway Championship just once when stand out Tony Mollica was a Mustang, but this years team will rely on strong pitching and young talent to carry it to the post season. The seniors that will lead the team this year include Cody Thomason, Bradley Burdett and Will Weber. The Mustangs expect to build a tough team out of the younger players out of which there is much young talent. According to Lassiat, We have four potential division one athletes both in their sophomore and junior years so we have a lot of young talent. This young talent will be molded to push the team to dominate on the eld, especially against rival Sandalwood. As they prepare for the season, the boys are eager for another chance to prove themselves on the eld and will play to their fullest potential. The Mustangs February is a busy month for sporting events on the First Coast. The city of Jacksonville will be hosting a few major events beginning with the rst round of the Davis Cup. This international mens tennis team competition will feature the United States vs. Brazil. The three-day event will take place at Jacksonville Veterans Memo-MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentface Terry Parker on Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Paxon on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Both games are at home. Mandarin fast-pitch softball is also preparing for a tough season ahead. After graduating ve seniors last year including Morgan Taylor who signed to play softball with Georgia Tech, the Mustangs are still left with several returning players, a majority of them seniors. Among the returning players are sophomore Kendall Reid and senior Dajia Jones, two powerhouses for the Mustangs. Reid was the second on the team with home runs next to Cari Broderick. Her bat will add depth to the o ense as the Mustangs delve deep into their season. Mandarin plays February 11 at home against Orange Park at 6:30 p.m. and will host Nease and Lincoln on Saturday, February 23 with games starting at 11:00 a.m.Lots of local sporting events this monthBy Chad Cushnirrial Arena from Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 3. For you wrestling fans, WWE Smackdown is coming back to the Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, February 5. On Saturday, February 9, the USA Womens National Soccer Team featuring Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan will be playing an international friendly against Scotland at EverBank Field. The game will begin at 5:00 p.m. The last time the United States Womens Team played in Jacksonville was 17 years ago. Ironically that match also took place on February 9 in 1996. The mens basketball teams from the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University will square o on Friday, February 15 at Veterans Memorial Arena. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Also on February 15, the Philadelphia Union, a team from Major League Soccer (MLS) will be playing an exhibition match at EverBank Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and there is a free youth clinic at 5:30 p.m. The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division will make a stop at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, February 16. The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. The 2013 Moes Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic will take place on Sunday, February 17 at EverBank Field. The opening game features Penn State and the University of Denver at 2:00 p.m. Jacksonville University will play Ohio State at 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 18 will be a special day for many local high school lacrosse players. There will be nine games featuring 18 di erent teams throughout the day at EverBank Field. The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam will take place at EverBank Field on Saturday, February 23. For the last few years, this monster truck show has attracted a near sell-out crowd. Nearly 70,000 fans are expected to attend this year. The motorsports madness continues the next day with the 55th running of the Daytona 500. The Great American Race will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 Blu Art Outdoor Festivals PresentsORANGE PARK FINE ART FESTIVAL Orange Park Mall1910 Wells Road | Orange Park, FL 32073Feb 9 & 10, 2013 Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pmFree Admission and Parking www.BluArtFestivals.com Happy Valentines Day!

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For more information, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or visit our website http://home.comcast. net/~harper113. Magnolia Circle (adult): Thursday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. Topic: Native Plants for Zone 9. Enjoy an informative and sure to be fun program by Master Gardener Becky Bathen. No reservation required. Dogwood Circle (adult): Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. Topic: The Shady Side of Green. Learn about shade gardening from one of Mandarins most outstanding gardeners, Tess Hart-Ross. No reservation required. Cherokee Rose Circle (adult): Thursday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. Topic: Wild owers for All Seasons. The guest speaker will be Barbara Jackson, Master Gardener and president of the Jacksonville Garden Club update: There is a Circle just for you!By Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubChapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. No reservation required. Live Oak Circle (adult): Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Topic: Eat Your Yard with guest speaker Tim Armstrong. Get inspired about cleaver ways to grow your own edibles. No reservation required. Bumblebee Circle (children ve years and up accompanied by an adult): Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 p.m. Topic: Plant spring seeds/ owers/ vegetables. Each child should bring their own to plant in the Bumblebee Garden. Reservations are required for visitors for the Bumblebee Circle; please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.February is a good time to think about your spring gardening plans. Make grand plans or small plans; whatever you do, just make some sort of gardening plans. For inspiration for your gardening plans, talk with fellow gardeners at the Mandarin Garden Club, look at seed catalog websites, gardening magazines and books. Both Mandarin libraries o er a large selection of very good gardening books. To research plants that grow well in Jacksonville visit www. oridayards.org/fyplants.Like so many today with busy and stressful schedules, you might want to remember 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. I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home! that old acronym K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sweetie. If you know you can only care for a couple containers on your patio, then embrace that plan and enjoy your container garden. If you have lots of time and lots of space for big lavish ower beds and a vegetable garden, then make plans for that and have a wonderful time. If you are somewhere in between with a little bit of time and one small garden bed, maybe try a combination planting. Flowers, veggies and herbs can look beautiful growing together in the same bed. Take a little time now to slow down and think about your spring gardening plans. Before long our weather will be perfect for warm season planting. You dont want to be standing in the garden center with spring fever and no plan! Then before you know it you will get home and there will be a dozen tomato plants, four ats of annuals and two rose bushes in the trunk of your car. You will say to yourself, where in the world am I going to plant all this stu ? Oops, maybe that only happens to me.Start that garden journal you always wanted or do a better job recording information in the garden journal you already have. There are beautiful garden journals in all book stores or better yet make your own with an inexpensive 3 ring binder. An internet search for free preprinted garden journal pages will bring up a wide selection of professional style garden journal data sheets you can print. There are even garden journal apps for high tech gardeners. The point is keep some sort of garden journal. You will thank yourself later.Mandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: 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 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

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com February 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 DURBINCROSSING.COM JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dennis Homes www.dennis-homes.com Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.dswarehomes.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Riverside Homes www.myriversidehome.comThe race is on to Durbin Crossing, the most sought after community in North Florida. With a brand new school scheduled to open for the 2014 school year and located right in the heart of the community, its easy to see why families are racing to live here. Durbin Crossing has everything your family could want, including ball elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, skateboard park, dog park, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from our excellent builders.FAMILIES ARE RACING to Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Congratulations Pat Crossenfor being the #1 Sales Associate in the Watson Realty 18 consecutive years!It has been my pleasure to have served this community for over 33 years as a real estate consultant! I want to thank all of my loyal clients, friends & family for making it possible. I look forward to serving you for many more years! Keep on Crossen the bridge to your dream home! Sincerely, Pat 635-1399 Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private LessonsWORKSHOPS ~~ Chakras with Ayurvedic and Rolfing systems Feb 24th ~ Yoga Basics March 2nd ~ Arm Balance March 10th www.yoga-den.com BRYAN KEST IS COMING!!! Friday March 15th, 6:30-9:30 @ Black Creek Outfitters register today! yoga-den.com 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 BRYAN KE S T I S C OMING !!! F riday March 15th 6 :30-9:30 @ Bl a ck Creek Outfitter s r egister today! y ogad en.co m It was a busy evening on Friday, January 11 as Whole Foods Market celebrated the grand opening of their new wine, beer and coffee bar Grapes, Hops and Grinds. Adrienne Cartagena and Rick Eplawy invite you to visit and enjoy wine and beer by the glass as well as sample appetizers. Explore local microbrews, eclectic wines and distinctive coffees sure to satisfy your thirst for quality and convenience, right in the beer and wine department of Whole Foods! The River City Womens Club held their annual Christmas luncheon at the San Jose Country Club on December 19, 2012. The club was organized in 1985 and normally meets on the third Wednesday at the Ramada Inn Mandarin for meeting, lunch and program. The purpose of the club is to provide social fellowship and promote philanthropy. Please call 2628719 for more information or reservations for the meetings.North Floridas winters are often di cult to predict. That is because we live in an area of the state where our winter weather can vary greatly, from hard freezes to no freezes and from wet to dry or a mix of everything. We can never be too sure of what to expect. Recently we have been experiencing milder winters which have been providing us with better and longer shing seasons. Lack of rain and hard freezes through the winter can keep sh biting well into January. These same conditions can also help bring on early spring bite. Red sh, yellowmouth trout and even a few seatrout are all species of sh that you can expect to hang around during a mild winter. Cut and dead baits would be the bait of choice for the reds and yellowmouth, while slow trolling lures or jig heads with grub tails will work on the seatrout. You can expect to nd red sh around bridge pilings, yellowmouth in some of the deeper holes and seatrout around the end of docks. Consecutive warm sunny days during a mild winter can also re up largemouth bass. The warmer temperatures can create a pre-spawn bite as the bass are in anticipation of an early spring. Anything Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkafrom plastic worms to live shiners will work to catch these sh during these times. You should be able to nd them in a warm sunny location of your favorite freshwater lake, pond or creek. Mild winters will help the water temperatures of our local bodies of water stay up. Already warm waters will warm even quicker when spring arrives bringing us earlier than anticipated spring bite. These conditions can easily move up shing for a large variety of sh form a couple weeks to a couple months. Living in North Florida you never know what weather you can expect from winter to the next. Harsh and cold, mild and warm or somewhere in-between. What you can expect is a strong relationship between the type of winter that is occurring, the spring that will follow and the sh that will be biting. Fishing Report: Always bream and cat sh in area ponds and creeks. Try the same areas for bass after a few days of warm weather. Yellowmouth still around in deeper holes in the river. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: February 3 New: February 10First Quarter: February 17Full: February 25 Home Home Improvement Guide! Improvement Guide! 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The Mandarin Art Festival Committee is now planning for this Easter weekend tradition! The longest continually running festival in northeast Florida, the festival has hosted tens of thousands of guests and many hundreds of artists over the years from across the country. Dozens of booths under the century old oaks of historic Mandarin Road o er art lovers a variety of painting, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography and more “ ne art and “ ne craft. Over the two day weekend event, thousands will view the works of returning favorite local The Wisdom Warriors of Loretto Elementary could barely hold in their excitement as they gathered on stage at the First Lego League (FLL) Osprey Challenge tournament held at the University of North Florida on January 12. They were about to be awarded second place which earned them one of three bids to compete in the regional tournament in Cocoa Beach on February 2. What makes this accomplishment extra special Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is hosting our annual Spring Daddy Daughter Dance on February 23, 2013. This extraordinary event has been a great success for many years and has now become a tradition in the Northeast region of Florida. The special event is held in honor of girls and their fathers or special men in their lives and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is proud to be able to o er such Loretto’s Wisdom Warriors move on to robotics regional challengeBy Karl KennellDaddy Daughter Dance is coming soon!a remarkable event to Northeast Florida,Ž said president and CEO of Girls Inc., Beth Hughes Clark. We are thrilled to see how much the event has grown and how it has become a tradition in many families.ŽGirls Inc. is looking forward to hosting approximately 900 dads and daughters. The event is $85 for each daddydaughter couple and $30 more for any additional daughters. The festivities will include a delicious dinner, DJ, professional photographs, a silent auction and ra e prizes that will make for an exciting night.Girls Inc. is a nonpro“ t organization that empowers all girls to be Strong, Smart and BoldTM. All proceeds from this dance will be put back into the programs that Girls Inc. girls bene“ t from all year round. Girls Inc. programming includes literacy, after-school, summer and outreach programs. To register for the dance, visit DaddyDaughterDanceGIJ.com.Wisdom Warriors cheer their robots progressis that out of the 14 teams that competed, most all were from middle schools, including the other two private schools teams obtaining bids to the regionals. Your “ rst reaction to hearing Lego League very well might be to visualize the iconic toy; however, this is about teaching the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The FLL program is to get students involved to learn the value of teamwork and critical thinking skills such as problem identi“ cation and resolution. There were three parts to the Osprey Challenge tournament: the robot, research and gracious professionalism. This years theme was Senior Solutions.Ž The teams had to research a problem that people encounter as they age and then come up with an innovative solution to the problem. The Wisdom Warriors chose hearing loss as their challenge. It is a problem that many of the team members are familiar with through their grandparents. The team interviewed team member Carter Richards grandfather about his hearing loss and came up with idea for the Hearing Helper.Ž They created a device about the size of a smart phone; it has a speaker that ampli“ es what a person is saying and that speech is then converted to large-type text that scrolls across the screen. The person with the hearing loss can hold the Hearing HelperŽ 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival already planning for success!By Contributing Writer Susie Scott, Chairperson, 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival artists and exhibitors new to the juried show. Several artists will be doing live demonstrations. The festival experience includes a Childrens Art Show representing dozens of local schools, homemade goodies at an old fashioned bake sale, a green market with local foods and handmade goods and a club sponsored ra e to win valuable prizes. Visitors can dine on a wide variety of tasty treats in the food court. To be a part of this fun and exciting community event as a volunteer or to be recognized as a business sponsor call the club at 268-1622. Information and photos from previous years is available online at www.mandarincommunityclub.org. Local free parking and free shuttles will run continually Wisdom Warriors cont. on pg. 15 Art Festival cont. on pg. 20

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Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Baptist Clay is bringing the high-quality care of Wolfson Childrens Hospital and Baptist Health close to home for Clay County residents. Located on 32 acres at U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway on Fleming Island, Baptist Clay includes a 26,000-square-foot Emergency Center to serve both children and adults. The campus also features a three-story medical of“ce building bringing together unparalleled expertise for adults and children. Our on-site imaging center and lab will feature the latest digital equipment for X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, bone density, ”uoroscopy and ultrasound testing. Baptist Clay will be a thriving, 24/7 medical campus featuring many services you might expect at a hospital, offered in an outpatient setting. Baptist ClayMedical Campus Baptist Clay is scheduled to open in late spring and is now hiring for the following positions: To apply for any of these positions, please visit baptistjax.com/about-us/careers Building and growing with Baptist Clay. Join our team.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 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 re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Our Home Improvement Guide!~Mandarin NewsLine~ Greater Mandarin Area w/ 26,000+ residential addresses~The CreekLine~ NW St. Johns County w/ 24,000+ residential addresses~Southside NewsLine~ 15,000+ residential addresses Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will have their monthly meeting on February 19 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Tess Hart-Ross will present a program on The Shady Side of Green.Ž Hart-Ross is known for her beautiful gardens and from time to time writes articles for Mandarin NewsLine about happenings at the Mandarin Garden Club. If you would like to learn about gardening in the shade, we hope you will join us for our February meeting. Refreshments will be served for our members and guests. Please call 571-6765 for additional information about the meeting or joining the Mandarin Garden Club. The River City Womens Club will meet on Wednesday, February 20 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Bunco party. The party helps raise money for charities. Prizes will be given following the games. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50 and the cost for the games is $6. Please call 262-8719 for your reservation! The Italian American Club of Jacksonville will celebrate Valentines Day with a dinner on February 10. We are busy planning our schedule for the 2013 season and look forward to a successful year. You do not have to be Italian to join the club, but you do have to enjoy all things Italian. For further information, please call the club at 268-2882 or check out the website www.iacofjacksonville. com/. 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 February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April What’s New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon is not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 475-8000 | www.jaxfcu.org THIS CREDIT UNION IS FEDERALLY INSURED BY THE NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION. Jax Federal Credit Union membership required … open to Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker, and St. Johns counties in Florida. Opening February 11 in Mandarin! In the Publix Shopping Center Mandarin Rd & San Jose Blvd. 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd. From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6Happy New Year! Heres some good news for you: State Road 9B should open soon and the even better news is that a construction company has been awarded a contract to extend State Road 9B to Interstate 95. Originally, the extension was not going to happen until 2015. However, with creative thinking, the road will be built two years earlier with the promise from the state of receiving a “ xed, negotiated dollar amount in two years. The construction company takes the risk of a “ xed contract and we get the road two years earlier. Hopefully, the State Road 9B extension will alleviate some of the tra c on San Jose Boulevard coming from St. Johns County. For those of you who read my commentary last month about recycling and are now “ lling your containers with additional items, I have some good news for you as well. I found out the City of Jacksonville has over 6,000 used blue bins available for free. Only a couple thousand of them are in good condition and I have decided to store 250 of these at my personal o ce, which is much more convenient to my constituents then where they are currently stored (in a remote location on the Westside). Over the past year, I have received many calls from constituents who were not pleased that the city would no longer replace their worn-out blue bins. Well, if you need one in good condition, email me at MattS@COJ. net and we will arrange a time for you to stop by my business and pick one up. Now for the not-so-good news: I am learning governments are big hoarders! When individuals or businesses experience di cult economic times, they sell or shed assets to accommodate the situation, but governments mindset is to hoard those assets. I say sell, sell, sell assets that are not essential to running government or City Hall. Be not afraid to sell buildings, houses or anything else that cost the taxpayers money to maintain. Sell and put the asset on the tax roll to stop the cost of maintaining the facility, giving the taxpayer some relief. In many cases, vacant, cityowned buildings are not even properly maintained. In fact, at a recent city council meeting, the council members were told the administration would not spend a thousand dollars for an appraisal on a city-owned property in order to list it for sale. Just to cut the grass at this building cost taxpayers $1,200 a year. In addition, the lack of upkeep means the condition is deteriorating. Future dollars will be needed to refurbish even before selling. Its time to get real about the economic situation the city has found itself in. With the federal government leaning on us to continue funding its exorbitant spending and our city government passing up opportunities to relieve our tax burden, we are bound for harder times. My 2013 resolution: Do everything in my power to see our local government run as e ciently and e ectively as possible. By the way, the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) has started a unique initiative called Jax2025. Mandarin residents are needed to represent our communitys unique needs and challenges. What do you want Jacksonville to look like in 2025? What should be preserved? What needs to change? Try to get involved in the process to help ensure Mandarin issues and concerns are part of the broader consensus being drawn for Jacksonville. More information can be found at www.jax2025.org. Wishing you and yours a blessed and prosperous 2013. Please feel free to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.And he said it wouldnt lastƒ When he joined River Garden Senior Services in 1978, Martin A. Goetz was certain he would remain through the “ rst year, before moving to the next opportunity. And now, 35 years later, as chief executive o cer of River Garden since 2004, Goetz continues, with visionary leadership, to guide this dynamic organization on its journey as a strong agency recognized nationally as one of the leading senior service agencies. Goetz understands the value that stability and longevity bring to River Garden. Recently, when asked about his own tenure, he wrote, There are now 86 members of our sta with more than a decade of serviceƒ River Gardens longstanding ability to attract and retain excellent sta is the hallmark of our agency. Sta stability tied to a culture of care and caring that goes back to our 1946 founding on Stockton Street in Riverside is unquestionably what makes our River Garden community so special.Ž Goetz is a past member and treasurer of the board and executive committee of the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (FAHSA). In 2001, Goetz received FAHSAs Public Policy Award for advocacy on nursing home litigation reform and in 2003 received FAHSAs Distinguished Service Award, the highest award given by the association. Goetz was presented with the Chairmans Award by FAHSA in 2007 in recognition of his years of service to the organization. In 2008, Goetz was elected by FAHSA membership to a three-year term in the AAHSA (now LeadingAge) House of Delegates. In 2005, Goetz was elected to the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) Board of Directors in Washington, DC. and in March 2011 became its board chair. After 35 years of dedication to River Garden, it is quite evident that Goetz has built a career by helping to build a community.Thirty ve years and counting Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 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. 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard 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. 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 Mandarin Womens Club speaker for Thursday, February 28 will be Genie James, author, speaker, business owner and activist for womens and girls health. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. 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 no later than Thursday, February 21. Please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club or check out our website at http:// home.comcast.net/~echoecho46/ site/ 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. 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 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 in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. 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.Following recent news of an improved graduation rate, Duval County Public Schools saw eight of its high schools grades rise in 2012. Most notably, Andrew Jackson High School rose three letter grades, from FŽ to B.Ž Overall 100 percent of high schools scored A, B, or C grades, an increase of 15 percentage points from last year. Ninety percent of high schools increased or maintained their letter grade. Schools with AŽ grades increased from four to seven, including Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Jean Ribault High School, Stanton College Preparatory School, A. Philip Randolph and Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology. Schools with BŽ grades were Andrew Jackson, Atlantic Coast, Englewood, Fletcher, Mandarin and Sandalwood high schools. I want to congratulate our high school principals, teachers, support sta students, parents and partners on their outstanding improvement. I am especially proud of the work at Andrew Jackson and other traditionally lower-performing schools. Our What’s New cont. from pg. 3Duval high schools show signi cant improvementwork now rests on sustaining and accelerating the improvement into the future,Ž said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. The enhanced focus on these schools by the former School Board and Superintendent helped to ensure the progress that we see today. We must continue this path of progress to ensure that all of our schools are A schools.Ž Now that all school grades have been released for elementary through high school, 86 percent of Duval County public schools have A, B, or C grades. I have personally seen tremendous progress in our high schools over the last two years, and learning today that the numbers parallel what I have seen solidi“ es the fact that we are moving in the right direction,Ž said Board Chair Fel Lee. As a district we have worked exceptionally hard to achieve our goal of ensuring that our students will graduate prepared to succeed in postsecondary education or the workforce. This past year we challenged our high schools to raise the bar and I am proud to say that they exceeded our expectations.ŽWhat’s New cont. on pg. 6

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 904.273.6200|www.pvps.com SIXLOCATIONS:Mandarin€PonteVedraBeach€Southside€AmeliaIsland€Riverside€St.Augustine WereinYourNeighborhood! 108BartramOaksWalkDr.Suite#201 Jacksonville,FL32259 RobertW.Burk,III,MD,FACSNowit'smoreconvenientthanevertomakeanappointment withoneofourprofessionaldoctorsinyourownneighborhood! Ourofficeisconvenient,relaxingandcomfortable,andnow yournextappointmentandconsultationcanbetoo!PVPSoffers treatmentsandconsultationswithDr.RobertW.Burkinouroffice nearyou.CertifiedbytheAmericanBoardofPlasticSurgery, Dr.Burkhasonegoalinmind…toprovidepatientswiththe highestqualityc areinarespectfulanddiscreetmanner. Contactustodaytoscheduleyourtreatmentorconsultation! Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, will present a special Third Thursday Lecture on February 21. Author Dr. Daniel L. Schafer will be speaking about Anna Kingsley and her presence in Mandarin. Dr. Schafer is a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Florida. He has written several books about North Florida history, including Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner. Anna Kingsley presents a fascinating life. This lecture will be a biographical portrait, exploring her family origins and her journey across the Atlantic to America as a slave, as well as her relationship with Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr. Freed in 1811, she moved to a “ ve-acre homestead in what is today Mandarin. Her life in Mandarin and her heroic activities during the Patriot RebellionŽ will be given special emphasis in the talk. Her story is truly one that you will want to hear to better understand the times she lived in right here in our community. Please join us at the Mandarin Community Club, locate at 11247 Mandarin Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.Community Hospice of Northeast Florida announces the addition of four new members to its board of directors for a term that runs November 2012 through November 2015: David Hallman serves as Nassau County Attorney and is board certi“ ed by the Florida Bar as an expert in city, county and local government law and is AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has represented four municipalities and two counties, and is a former president and current board member of the Florida Association of County Attorneys. He is vice chair of the Florida Bars statewide standing committee on professionalism and is the Florida State Chairman of the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Hallman is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, Middle and Northern District Courts of Florida and all Florida state courts. Mia Jones is representative for District 14 of the Florida House of Representatives and also serves as special assistant to Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. She is the democratic leader pro tempore of the Florida House of Representatives and serves on the Education Policy Council, Elder and Family Services Policy Committee, PreK…12 Policy Committee, Select Policy Council on Strategic and Economic Planning and the State Universities and Private Colleges Appropriations Committee. Jones was “ rst elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003 through 2008. She has numerous a liations and serves as state director of the National Order of Women Legislators, regional director of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and is the chair of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women … Womens Technology Caucus. Patrice Jones, RN, MSN, is the vice president and chief nursing o cer of Shands Jacksonville Medical Center where she is responsible for more than 1,200 registered nurses. Prior to her appointment at Shands Jacksonville, she was the vice president of patient care services at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She also served as chief nursing o cer at the Regional Medical Center and at Northport Medical Center in Northport, Alabama. Jones received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Troy State University and a master of science degree in nursing and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently enrolled in the doctor of nursing program at the University of Alabama. Dr. Larry Wagoner is the director of pastoral care and education at Baptist Health, where he has worked since 1979 meeting the spiritual needs of patients and families. He also teaches mental health counseling part-time at the University of North Florida and maintains a private counseling practice. Wagoner earned a Ph. D. from the University of Florida in mental health counseling … marriage and family therapy and Supervision, a master of education degree from the University of North Florida in mental health counseling, a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Psychology of Religion and received a bachelor of science degree from Oakland City University in Philosophy, Religion and Psychology. The Community Hospice board o cers for the 2012…2013 year are: Fernando Acosta-Rua, chief operating o cer of Pet Paradise Resorts, serves as chairman; Joe Mitrick, chief president, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, serves as “ rst vice chair; Morrie Zimmerman, president of Far East Brokers, serves as second vice chair; John Hayt, serves as secretary; and John W. Logue, director of St. Vincents Spirituality Center, serves as treasurer.Anna Kingsley is topic of Third Thursday Lecture Community Hospice announces new boardWhat’s New cont. from pg. 5Athletes to Champions will host a Master Sporting Clays Shoot to bene“ t at-risk youth through athletics and mentorship on Thursday, February 7 beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. After a safety demonstration which all shooters must attend, there will be a shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine at WW Sporting Clays, located at 1445 Otis Road in Jacksonville. There will be a barbeque lunch, awards and ra e at the conclusion of the competition. To participate or sponsor, please contact Cathy Parker at 347-6258 or Christine Sanders at 333-9603. For additional information, please visit Athletes2Champions.org.Dr. Alan Krantz, D.D.S. and his sta celebrated the holidays by organizing a food drive in their o ce. The sta and the o ces patients donated a total of 196 pounds of food, all of which went to the Winn Dixie Food Bank. We like to run charitable Local dentists philanthropic e orts continueevents or participate in them as an o ce all through the year,Ž says Dr. Krantz. We especially like to give back during December, doing our part in helping make others holidays a little better.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Its instructive to visit other cities and see how others live and what priorities are in the 21st Century. Jacksonville, like Richmond, is a city divided by a large river. As in Jacksonville, people in Richmond who live on one side of the James River often do not venture much to the other side of the James, “ nding everything they need on their side of the river. Sound familiar? The Commonwealth of Virginia, like the state of Florida, has a large population … mostly of residents from other places who have migrated to the area … in an extreme point of the state. Virginia has Northern Virginia, essentially tied to Washington, D.C., with millions of residents, all with a large amount of accompanying needs. Florida has South Florida, with millions of residents, all with a large amount of accompanying needs. Northern Virginia gets all of the tax dollar bene“ ts; South Florida gets all of the tax dollar bene“ ts. Richmond, like Jacksonville, gets the leftovers in state funding. The most glaring comparison to the suburbs of Richmond … its an independent city, surrounded by Chester“ eld and Henrico counties … to the suburbs of Jacksonville, such as Mandarin, is there are no neighborhood streetlights in the counties, plus few sidewalks. Streets are pitch black at night in Chester“ eld and Henrico. Mandarin has lots of streetlights and sidewalks everywhere. The James River ” owing directly through Richmond is not navigable north of downtown. There are rocks and waterfalls and rapids when the river is ” owing strongly. Anything more than a canoe is not advisable in, or upriver, from Richmond. The St. Johns River hosts coastal cargo ships in and out of Jacksonville and Green Cove Springs. Water recreation is a way of life in Jacksonville and Mandarin; in Richmond its seasonal and limited. All of Jacksonvilles interstate highways are well planned and built; the interstates in Richmond are antiquated, crowded and dangerous; no shoulder lanes, very short entrance and exit ramps and lousy signage all are hallmarks of interstates in Richmond. Sometimes, we have to leave home to know how good things are here. Perhaps the brightest spot in Jacksonville continues to be former NFL Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell. He was the “ rst quarterback of the franchise and he declared when he came to Jacksonville this was going to be his home. Hes kept that promise, even after moving to other NFL teams before retirement. Now, last month it was announced he is the new football coach at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Think about it; a man who was/is an idol to so many people, now spending his days working with high school students and perhaps helping create the next Mark Brunell or Tim Tebow. Hes staying with a sport his loves and hes building the future. Things dont get much better than that, even in Jacksonville. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Editors Note: In an effort to bring a different viewpoint and provide a forum for thoughtful dialog to our readers, Mandarin NewsLine will now feature two Political Commentary columns each month, one written by Bruce Richardson and the other by David Milton. Beginning with the March issue, the two columnists will write about the same topic, which will be chosen on a rotating basis by the two columnists. Be sure to check back next month!Plastered on every Jacksonville Sheri s O ce vehicle is the slogan, Bold New City of the South.Ž Sounds exciting, doesnt it? Our citys slogan has sounded cool since the late 1960s. And weve actually made a little bit of progress since then. The St. Johns River was once a liquid land“ ll. Now, although the river isnt as healthy as it should be, its getting better and has become one of the citys best assets. Downtown Jacksonville has been through some pretty tough times, but thanks to a few visionaries, we now have events like Art Walk, the Riverside Arts Market and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Our elected o cials have even started to talk about pension reform. But it hasnt been all positive. For example, one city council member recently introduced legislation to prohibit 12 ticketed events at Metropolitan Park because some of those events … events bringing thousands of people downtown … were too noisy. Within the past year, our city council voted against legislation that would have outlawed discrimination … discrimination! … against a person based on that persons sexuality, despite support for the legislation from business and human rights groups. A couple of years ago, a Republican mayor nominated a well-respected member of our community to serve on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, but certain groups launched a campaign to torpedo his nomination. The groups basis for opposing the nominee? The groups belief that the nominee would do the bidding of Muslim extremists. Do those anecdotes square with our self-proclaimed identity? Do those anecdotes make Jacksonville look like a place for creative entrepreneurs to start up or strengthen businesses? Do those anecdotes make Jacksonville look inviting to tourists and other travelers? Do those anecdotes make you proud of Jacksonville? Like I said, weve made progress and we should be proud of our progress. But we cant reach our potential if were constantly sti” ing that potential. Im tired of the silly things that hold our city back. Fortunately, Im not alone. Over the past several months, JCCI collected surveys asking Jacksonvilles citizens about the citizens visions for the city. On January 19, JCCI published the surveys results and asked Jacksonvilles citizens to start turning their visions into reality. Sadly, some people claim that when you care about a revitalized Downtown Jacksonville or Duval Countys public school students or the our public transportation and acknowledge that improvements might take some investment, youre a tax-and-spend liberal whose only goal is to take from Real Americans to give to Americans in Name Only. If that sounds like an outrageous claim, its because it is! If we live in Jacksonville, were in this together. We need progressives … not necessarily liberals, but certainly forward-thinking people … to reach out to their neighbors, to get involved in the community and to lead our city in the right direction.We say were the Bold New City of the South. Lets act like itDave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney who is interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and non-pro“ t organizations. Editors Note: In an effort to bring a different viewpoint and provide a forum for thoughtful dialog to our readers, Mandarin NewsLine will now feature two Political Commentary columns each month, one written by Bruce Richardson and the other by David Milton. Beginning with the March issue, the two columnists will write about the same topic, which will be chosen on a rotating basis by the two columnists. Be sure to check back next month! Political CommentarySometimes, you have to leave home By J. Bruce RichardsonPolitical CommentaryHow boldŽ are we?By David Milton

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same c ommitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christi an environment. Campus Tour & Informational MeetingFeb. 12 and Feb. 28Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. or online at ccajax.org Looking for something dierent? 10850 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville 904-268-8667 www.ccajax.orgFully Accredited Kindergarten Readiness SeminarFeb. 21Please RSVP to 904.268.8667 ext. 114. or online at ccajax.orgo you have questions regarding your child’s “readiness” for Kindergarten? Advertise your Send us your garage sale information — address, date and times in March. We will list it in Mandarin NewsLine March 2013 newspaper for FREE! Go to www.mandarinnewsline. com and list it on our classied page for free too! Online only, you can even list your items for sale and directions to your home.For addresses in the following zip codes, E-mail address, date and time to: 32257@mandarinnewsline.com 32258@mandarinnewsline.com 32223@mandarinnewsline.com Time for Spring Cleaning! When I “ rst heard of a new restoration and landscaping venture by the Cummer Museum and Gardens concentrating on the garden,Ž my initial reaction was„what could they possibly do to improve one of the most beautiful gardens I had ever had the pleasure of visiting? As I looked further however, I realized that there is a large area that is still in a fairly natural state. In addition, it is the area most visible to casual passers by and consequently tends not to encourage more investigation of the Cummer campus. The current plan, entitled The Olmsted Garden Restoration and Landscape Project is already underway. It will incorporate not only the restoration of the historic Olmsted Garden, but also the renovation of the area closest to Riverside Avenue. When I visited the museum recently, I immediately became aware of the refurbishing of the museums parking lots. This is currently in progress and temporarily a ects the parking! It will however not only improve this process, but will add attraction to the Riverside area frontage. Also included in the project is a plan to provide an outdoor seating area for the increasingly popular TreeCup Caf and the integration of a sculpture garden into the Cummers front lawn. The primary focus however, is the renovation of the Olmsted Garden. This has never been open to the public. Work on it has already commenced and includes a new bulkhead and restoration based on the original drawings provided by the Olmsted brothers “ rm for the Cummer family in 1930. Phase Two of the renovation will include the entire Riverside Avenue portion of the museum campus. To quote Museum Director Hope McMath, By providing a unique landscape that integrates gardens, art objects and the energy of people, the Cummer campus will become an important bridge between Riverside and Downtown and more relevant for the entire community.Ž While checking on the progress of this exciting project, you can still enjoy the many current lectures, discussions and other o erings that are available. Of major importance at his time is the exhibit entitled Feast of FlowersŽ featuring the work of Jacksonville artist Jim Draper. A multi disciplinary project, it focuses on investigating new ways of understanding Floridas history, environmental aesthetics and the human place within the natural order. It also commemorates the 500th anniversary of the naming of Florida by Spanish Conquistador Ponce de Leon. This is just one of many exhibits and programs currently available for your pleasure and enjoyment. Additional information is available at 356-6857 or on the web at www.cummer.org.The “ fth annual Autism Symposium with current medical evidence and interventions regarding autism will be presented by Wolfson Childrens Hospital, the University of Florida College of Medicine„Jacksonville and Nemours Childrens Clinic, Jacksonville on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at University Center at the University of North Florida. This symposium is developed for all parents, caregivers, special needs teachers, social workers, psychologists, nurses, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, behavioral therapists, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Speakers include autism experts: € Daniel Geschwind, MD, director of the Neurogenetics Program and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and co-director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Geschwind is also the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics and a professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. The Geschwind Laboratory focuses on integrating basic neurobiology, genetics and genomics with translational studies of human diseases. € John N. Constantino, MD, (who spoke at the 2011 Autism Symposium), the Blanche F. Ittleson professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Constantino also is director of the William Greenleaf Elliott Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, associate director of the Intellectual and Disability Research Center and co-director of the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention at the George Warren School of Social Work, also at Washington University. For general questions, please call 202-6039. Online registration is required and is available at www.wolfsonchildrens.org/ autism through March 10, 2013.Encore!Another new venture for the Cummer Museum By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityFifth annual autism symposium announced Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Library bookstore update! The Friends of the Library bookstore at the Main Library has closed; however, the Friends will continue to operate the bookstore at University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. N. It is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Also, FJPL will continue to have four Book Warehouse Sales every year at the University Park location. Save the date„the next one starts on February 22. These book sales are a great way to help support the library while getting incredible deals!

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Jo V lo First class is FREE(mention this ad) The 2013 membership drive for the Mandarin Community Club is underway! Membership is encouraged and open to all interested parties, especially those residing in Mandarin. The club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, holds various events during the year including political forums and community educational topics. It is probably best known as the organizer and host of the annual Mandarin Art Festival held on the club grounds every Easter weekend. The community club also owns and maintains three historic properties. Included are the Mandarin Community Club (1872 Mandarin School), the adjacent1911 Mandarin Post O ce and General Store and the Billard Commemorative Park (Brady Road). The Mandarin Post O ce and General Store is leased to the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society for historical tours and education. Membership levels range from individual to business categories. Complete information can be found on their website, www.mandarincommunityclub. org or by calling 268-1622.National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter announced open registration in October for Walk MS, the rallying point of the MS movement and one of the societys annual fundraisers. The North Florida Chapter will host seven Walk MS fundraisers in North Florida during April, 2013. This year, a new location has been added in Ft. Walton Beach at Uptown Station. Walk MS draws hundreds of people from the North Florida area to enjoy festivities, food, music, contests and games with the purpose of creating awareness about multiple sclerosis and raising funds toward a world free of MS. Funds raised from each event will bene“ t the Society and go toward research, programs and services for people a ected by MS. An estimated 18,000 people are a ected by multiple sclerosis in the North Florida area. This year, the North Florida Chapter hopes to raise more than $230,000 toward a world free of MS. Research funds advance the treatment for MS, such as the “ rst oral therapy for MS that was approved by the FDA in 2010. To register, participants can visit walkMSnorth” orida.org or call 332-6810. Registration is free and fundraising is encouraged. Volunteers with a wide range North Florida WALK MS locations and datesApril 13, 2013Orange Park: Greyhound Kennel Club Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AM Tallahassee : Lake Ella Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AM Gainesville: Westside Park Festivities 8 AM / Walk 9 AMApril 20, 2013Jacksonville: Downtown Festivities 8 AM / Walk 10 AMSt. Augustine: First United Methodist Church Festivities 4 PM / Walk 5 PM Most people think only smokers get lung cancer. The truth is that as many as 20 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked, but may have been exposed to other carcinogens. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is second-hand smoke. Any cancer diagnosis is stressful. Unfortunately nonsmoking lung cancer patients may experience additional psychological distress as their disease is often linked to smoking and the perception is that the disease is self-in” icted.Ž Studies have even shown that both smokers and non-smokers with lung cancer may feel Mandarin Community Club needs you!By Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community ClubNorth Florida Chapter adds Walk MS location for Aprilof skills, talents, abilities and interests are also greatly appreciated and needed to produce this event. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful. Families, corporate groups, and individuals are welcome to participate. Volunteers can register at walkMSnorth” orida.org.victimized and excluded by support systems. This stigma, which the American Lung Association sees as a barrier to addressing the needs of people diagnosed with lung cancer, can lead to depression and negatively impact overall health. Every year as many as 16,000 to 24,000 non-smoking Americans die of lung cancer. Contributing factors can include secondhand smoke, exposure to radon gas and air pollution. It is always important to identify and reduce cancer risks. For non-smokers, the risk of lung cancer can be reduced by being aware of your environment and protecting yourself from known carcinogens, including secondhand smoke, radon gas and other occupational hazards such as asbestos, diesel engine exhaust and wood dust. For smokers, the most e ective means of reducing smoke-related lung cancer is to stop smoking. If you are a smoker or know someone who smokes, visit the American Cancer Societys Stay Healthy Section: Guide to Quitting SmokingŽ at www.cancer.org. For additional information, please contact info@ “ rstcoastoncology.com.Can non-smokers get lung cancer? By Contributing Writer Scot Ackerman, MD, Medical Director, First Coast OncologyRotary Club of Mandarin will be honoring local area teachers of the year on February 12. Its our way of saying thank you to the Mandarin teachers who truly are leaders in their profession. Our foreign exchange student program is seeking a family with a child who attends Mandarin High School for our next student exchange term of 2013-2014. We would like to thank Pat and Lisa Adams who are currently hosting our student from Japan, Takuma Yamaguchi. Mandarin Highs Interact Club, which consists of over 100 students, partners with us Whats new at Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarin every year on various projects and will be holding a Reading Day fundraiser at the Mandarin Barnes and Noble bookstore on February 9. All proceeds go toward their Relay For LifeŽ which helps support the American Cancer Society. Mandarin Rotary will co sponsor a new pilot program for Junior Achievement. The projects will provide work force training students and place them in a safe work environment. Junior Achievement helps to bring “ nancial literacy, practical economics and work force preparation programs to high school youths. This program provides a fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system and exposes them to positive role models. If you think you or your business can help this project, please let us know. This years gala,  Laugh For CharityŽ will be held on March 14 at the Ramada Inn Comedy Zone. A silent auction will be held prior to the performance. All proceeds from this event will be given to the Mandarin Food Bank and Junior Achievement. If you would like to attend this fun event, please contact us as tickets are selling quickly. 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Depending on your age, you can do that in one of two ways: € With a ” u shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than age six months. € With a nasal-spray vaccine. This form contains live, weakened ” u viruses that cannot cause the ” u. This form is approved for healthy, nonpregnant people ages two to 49 years, except those who have diabetes, a weakened immune system, heart problems or chronic respiratory disorders, such as asthma. Check with your doctor to see if this form of the vaccine is right for you. A ” u vaccination is most important for children six months to 59 months; adults ages 50 and older; anyone with a chronic disease; anyone who lives in a nursing home or other long-term care site; health care workers; and people who are in frequent contact with the elderly or chronically ill. The CDC says children between six months and age eight who were never immunized or received only one dose of vaccine in the previous year should get two full doses of vaccine, one month apart. It is not too late to receive a ” u vaccine. You can stop the spread of germs by covering your nose or mouth when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands with soap or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Also, avoid close contact with sick people,Ž says Donna Cooley, BSN, RN, employee health coordinator at Baptist Medical Center South. Doctors also advise ” u shots for women who plan to be pregnant during ” u season. The CDC says ” u shots are OK for breastfeeding mothers. Even if you dont fall into one of the above groups, however, you are still a candidate for the vaccine if you want to avoid the ” u.Jax Federal Credit Union (JAXFCU) plans to open a new branch in the heart of Mandarin on February 11, 2013. The branch was formerly a 121 Financial Credit Union o ce in the Publix shopping center at the corner of San Jose Boulevard and Mandarin Road. Gerri Sexsion, president and CEO announced, Weve been planning to open a branch in Mandarin for quite some time to serve the thousands of existing Jax Federal Credit Union members in the area. We are so pleased to “ nally provide a more convenient location to our members and to o er our 5-Star Banking Services to the Mandarin community. The new JAXFCU Mandarin branch will be a full-service location o ering mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, free checking, investment services and more!Ž Nick Mouhourtis has been named as the branch manager for the new Mandarin Branch. Mouhourtis has a diverse banking background with over 18 years experience. He is currently JAXFCUs Southpoint branch manager. Mouhourtis was born and raised in the Jacksonville area and is a graduate of Auburn University. Jax Federal Credit Union currently has eight branch locations in Northeast Florida with 100 employees who serve over 30,000 members. JAXFCU participates in Shared Branching to o er members 6,800 branch locations nationwide, along with a surcharge-free ATM network that includes over 28,000 ATMs across the country. Member conveniences include a robust online banking and bill pay system, with mobile banking/mobile check deposit coming soon. Founded in 1935 to serve federal employees and their families, JAXFCU is now open to the entire community. Anyone can join Jax Federal Credit Union if you live, learn, work or worship in Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns Counties. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is accepting nominations through February 16 for the 10th annual Miss Aggie Award. The award, established in 2003, honors a female Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. Nomination forms are available in the Mandarin Museum at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Road. Museum hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nomination forms are also available at the historic Mandarin Store and Post O ce on February 10 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The winner will be honored on Miss Aggie Day, which will be held on Sunday, March 10, at the 1911 Mandarin Store and Post O ce, located at 12471 Mandarin Road, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. The presentation will be held at 1:00 p.m. Moon pies and RC Cola will be served. Members of the community are invited to participate in oral histories of their memories of Miss Aggie and also their memories of Joe Cury, former owner of Mandarin Super Market. Beginning in November of this year, the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society will present the Joe Cury AwardŽ to a male Mandarin resident who has contributed to the community in the areas of business, civic, educational or charitable accomplishment. For more information, please call the museum at 2680784 or email mandarinmuseum @bellsouth.net.A simple way to keep the u awayBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center SouthNew branch of credit union opening soon in Mandarin Its almost time for the 2013 Miss Aggie Award Happy Valentine’s Day! Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: € Who € What € When € Where € Why Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@rtpublishing.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Theres learning. Then theres learning to think. At Hendricks, were great proponents of the latter. Its the skill of critical thinking. Questioning. Analyzing. Evaluating. Thats how children discover the sky appears blue because gas molecules in our atmosphere scatter blue light from the sun more than red light. Your child will make extraordinary discoveries every day at Hendricks. Plus, we focus on individual strengths, which means you can expect a more confident child. The result is a child who goes further faster. A child primed for success„ not just today, but for years to come. Sometimes, questioning why the sky is blue... Call to schedule a tour at (904) 720-0398, or email BethHood@hendricksdayschool.org is every bit as important as knowing it is. www.Digital ER Digital ER FREEPhone Casew/ screen repairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 $15 OFFIPhone Screen RepairNot to be combined with any other offer. Expires 2/28/13 If youre goin to Kansas City (like the song) you are headed to Missouri. I never knew there were two Kansas Cities„one in Missouri and another, across the river, in Kansas. A weekend in the area delivered what most travelers want: signi“ cant tourist sites, cultural entertainment options and memorable restaurants. But, Kansas City may be best known for its barbeque and jazz. You cant visit without tasting the citys signature food served at more than 85 barbeque establishments. I started with burnt ends, two-inch cuts of beef ribs with charcoal-black crusty edges„the parts everyone “ ghts over like the baked corners of lasagna. Kansas City is said to have invented the specialty. My entree featured sliced beef, pork and lamb ribs with BBQ sauce. Kansas City style barbeque is slow-cooked, usually over hickory, with a tangy, semi-sweet tomato-based sauce. In addition to dining, my whirlwind tour included the Steamboat Arabia Museum, a venue packed with an impressive display of everyday objects that were sealed in the mud when the steamer sank in 1856. The local recovery e ort reads like a modern day treasure hunt. Some have called it King Tuts Tomb of the Missouri River.Ž Why, even the Smithsonian has their eye on Arabias pristine artifacts. I was escorted to the Kemper Museum for a tour of contemporary art including some Chihuly glass, a popular artist I enjoy. Then, I was o to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the most architecturally complex art museums Ive ever toured. The building contains chapels, villas, oriental temples and massive columned lobbies, as well as one of the best Asian art collections outside China. One room featured an immense Buddha where yoga classes are sometimes scheduled. And, all art museums in KC are free. How cool is that? Downtown Kansas City shines with a 2011 gleaming glass and chrome construction, the Kau man Center for the Performing Arts. The buildings dramatic architecture is reminiscent of Sydneys soaring Opera House. The Kau man, built at a cost of $413 million, boldly declares the citys commitment to live theater, symphony, ballet and opera. I next meandered through the National World War I Museum, the only World War One museum in the United States. As you enter you cross a glass bridge above a garden of orange-hued arti“ cial poppies. The guide explained that each of the 900 ” owers represent 1,000 causalities in the war. That statistic gave me goose bumps. I soon came to realize my scant understanding of WWI and suspect most folks learn a great deal from the interactive displays and “ lms. Somehow I managed to stay awake for jazz at the Majestic. The basement setting was ideal for the blues playing combo. The informal atmosphere allowed for drop-ins, yet others dined and remained all evening. The next day I drove to Kansas City, Kansas. During the 1980s and 90s, residents found their hometown in a downward economic spiral. Luckily, they got a break when the $208 million Kansas Speedway opened in 2000. The NASCAR track spun magic and Wyandotte County surged with new business. This past year the Hollywood Casino was added to the Speedway property. Sports fans celebrated the recent construction of Livestrong Sporting Park, a soccer-only stadium adjacent to the Speedway. This venue is the high techiest park in the United States and KCK area fans are die-hards. The two Kansas Cities whirled such surprises that I felt my head spin like Dorothys house. Unfortunately, it was time for me to click my heels and to go home. If you havent gone to Kansas City, you owe yourself a visit. Tale of two Kansas CitiesBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com886-4919

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 260-9010 $5 OFF $Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! FREE! Valid thru 2/28/13 HOLA! Come to Celebrate Valentines Day! 14985 Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258 904-374-0393www.thepigbarbq.com Voted Jaxs Best Bar-B-Q by jacksonville.com Philips Highway Baptist SouthN S I-95I-95JOIN US 7 DAYS A WEEK!FUN + FOOD FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY ~KIDS EAT FREE ON MONDAYS ~ TRIVIA ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS $2 OFF Large Pizza(Next to Publix) Dine in or Take Out (Coupon Expires 2/28/13 MNL) Call 288-9211 z ay hm Eat Steamin Today! We are nally hear Jacksonville~Steamburger, Fat Dog and the Fat Boy Challenge. Burgers are steamed not grilled, FatDogs are not your normal hot dogs, and the Fat Boy Challenge will pay you to eat. With over 50 craft beers and wines to pair with our delicious food, we are not your typical restaurant. Join us for Lunch & Dinner daily, Breakfast on weekends!9703 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl Food and Fun After a week or so into the New Year, I am bored! The attic houses the decorations again and the vacuum has de-glittered the carpet and things sure look bleak. I knew this would happen, so while I was visiting my brother in NW Georgia during the holidays I clipped a small article out of the local newspaper that caught my eye. The subject of the article was the upcoming Savannah Music Festival. What? I have lived in North Florida (one and a half hours from Savannah) and I have never heard about this event. Being a six-year piano student and second seated ” ute player this is right up my alley. So when I got home, I Googled their website and had a ball! There are a total of 79 concerts scheduled from March 20 until April 6 of 2013. Concert times are all over the page, with music in the afternoons on the weekends. These multi cross-genre events are held in seven different fabulous places in one of the souths most beautiful towns. Just for instance, take the Christ Church Episcopal … which is often referred to as the Mother church of Georgia, as it was the “ rst church in historic Savannah. Then move on to Temple Mickve Israel, which opened in 1878 as a home for Georgias oldest synagogue. The newest venue, Ships of the Sea North Garden, is an indoor/outdoor space. It will be the home of concerts and dance parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights; these events will make the adults happy as beer and wine is available! The genres are across the board to include Americana, chamber music, dance, international sounds, jazz/ blues and pop and rock. Some headliners include Emmylou Harris, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Miami String Quartet and the Spanish Harlem Quartet. For more information, please visit www.Savannahmusicfestival. org. Another road trip I have been itching do is to run down to Gainesville to the Florida Museum of Natural History and see the famous Butter” y Rainforest. This is actually a four-story outdoor screened enclosure that has a walking trail that takes you through exotic plantings complete with waterfalls which is home to hundreds of live butter” ies. The price is right … free! So go to www.” mnh.u” .edu for more information. If you start your day to Gainesville early, you can also get more bang for your gasoline bucks by including a visit to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. This 62-acre treasure is operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. Now for my required recipe! It just had to be creative so here is my newest treat!San Francisco Salad(Ingredients per person) 1 cups Spring Mix (or bibb lettuce) cup slivered cucumber cup chopped sweet onion cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped cup sauted, sugared walnut pieces (sauted in butter, use brown sugar) Dressing: 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 t balsamic vinegar. Add just a pinch of salt to salad at serving time.The Lifestyle Guru starts a New Year!By Joy HartleyWe hope you enjoy this new addition to Mandarin NewsLine Food and Fun. This is your one stop spot to keep up with all the latest and best that our community has to offer for dining and entertainement. So why not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine!(NewsUSA) Valentines Day„a holiday thats dedicated to love„has been predominately devoted to couples, however, why not use this day as an opportunity to show friends and family members you care? A thoughtful Valentines Day gift for friends and family members can be simple and even heart healthy. Here are a few gift tips that will leave anyone in your life feeling loved: € Give a fresh, healthy treat. Simple fruits such as grapefruit or oranges wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with festive ribbon and a homemade Valentines Day card make great gifts. Not only is it thoughtful and unique, its also healthy because citrus is packed with vitamin C and is fat-free to boot. € A fruit baskets is another great way to make a healthy treat a meaningful gift. Not to mention, its an unexpected gift they can enjoy for several days. € Are you having a Valentines Day get-together or dinner party? Try handing out recipe cards as favors. Your guests will love getting the recipe for that delicious dessert you served. Try this delectable Rio Star Mini Cheesecake recipe from TexaSweet to get you started and for more gift ideas and recipes, visit www.texasweet.com. Celebrate Valentines Day in styleRio Star Mini CheesecakesYields 36 mini cakes 1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned 1/2 cup water 1 envelope un” avored gelatin 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 8 oz. cream cheese, whipped 1 1/3 cup sour cream 1/4 cup grapefruit juice, reserved from sectioning 1 2/3 cup heavy cream, whipped 1 box of vanilla wafers Mini mu n baking cups and a baking tin In a small saucepan, pour in water and gelatin, let stand for one minute, then cook 3 minutes over low heat. Set aside to cool for about 1 minute. In a large bowl, mix sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, cooled gelatin, grapefruit juice and sour cream. Gently fold in whipped cream until thick and creamy. Place one wafer in each baking cup and put in baking tin. Pour mixture into prepared tin, and chill until “ rm for about 4 hours. Garnish with grapefruit section and mint. Visit our advertisers!Food and Fun

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN 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 2/28/13. Authentic Mexican Cuisine A MEXICAN RESTAURANT A A M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M E Happy Valentine’s Day! Food and Drinks Specials! Now introducing!Hola!9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 904-260-9010Steamin Restaurant9703 San Jose Blvd. 904-493-2020Don Juan’s12373 San Jose Blvd. 904-268-8722Brooklyn Pizza11406 San Jose Blvd. 904-288-9211The Pig Barbeque14985 Old St. Augustine Rd. 904-374-0393If you are opening a new restaurant, please contact us at editor@mandarinnewsline. com to be included in Food and Fun.Food and Fun News Efrain and Dinora Quezada, owners of Don Juans Mexican Restaurant, recently celebrated the marriage of their daughter in Texas.Do you have good news to share with our readers? Send an email to editor@ mandarinnewsline.com! Food and Fun Little did Efrain and Dinora Quezada know when they individually were leaving El Salvador for New York City that there would be a story of the classic American dream. Dinora Quezada came to America in 1977 at the age of 14 with her mother and entered public schools in the City. Efrain Quezada came to New York in 1977 at the age of 16 traveling alone to his new country. The two met while Efrain Quezada was working as a cook in a diner in New York City. They married in 1981. Efrain Quezada began working as an aeronautical engineer and landed a job at Northrop Grumman in St. Augustine, so the family relocated to this area. He later went to work for Lockheed Martin Corporation. But all the while his passion was cooking! The Quezadas opened their “ rst restaurant in 2004 naming it Don Juans; they liked the sound of it and coincidentally Efrain Quezadas fathers name is Juan. The original restaurant was located in the Winn Dixie Plaza on San Jose Boulevard and had a capacity of 60 seats. The locals loved it and it was an instant hit! They soon had to expand that location to seat 120 to handle the demands of the crowds. Growth continued, so the Quezadas decided to look for another location, which is where their restaurant is located today on San Jose Boulevard, north of the Julington Creek Bridge. The current location opened in December of 2007 with a seating capacity of 240, to include patio dining and a private room for meetings and parties. The Quezadas have always lived in the Mandarin area; just two minutes from the restaurant, boasts Dinora Quezada! They raised their three “ rst generation American children, who all attended public schools, in Jacksonville. The children continued their educations within the state, with the two daughters graduating from Florida State University and their son, who works at the restaurant part-time, graduating from the University of North Florida. Hola! is the most recent addition to exceptional Mexican o erings in the Mandarin area. Owners Marco and Carmen Marchegiani opened their doors to the new eatery this past December. They caught the restaurant bug while still living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Marco Marchegiani partnered with a friend in a Mexican restaurant while he was working full time in logistics for a major manufacturer of cotton apparel. Eventually he was sent to Jacksonville to manage a distribution center here. When the company decided to cease operations, Marco Marchegiani started looking for new opportunities and found one in the Hola! Restaurant downtown at the edge of Spring“ eld. His “ rst order of business was updating the menu to re” ect the family recipes Carmen Marchegiani grew up with in her native Monterrey, Mexico. The restaurant grew increasingly more popular, with a loyal following of the downtown business community. Expansion was inevitable, which brought their take of Mexican home-cooking right to our doorstep. We asked Marco Marchegiani what he loves about the restaurant business. Its the customers, learning what they like, getting to know them and being creative in the kitchen,Ž he shares. While Carmen Marchegiani ensures the restaurant delivers authentic recipes, their three children serve as in-house critics and taste testers. If a new dish does not pass muster with them, it simply will not “ nd its way to the menu. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and other favorites are served with sangria, margaritas and Mexican beers. Why not stop in soon and dont forget to say Hola! to the Marchegianis!Don Juansƒ..A love a air of cooking!By Donna Keathley Their latest claim to fame is their third generation American family member„a granddaughter who has just turned three! The Quezadas obviously love what they do and have enjoyed turning their passion into a successful business … the true American dream! They delight in talking about their menu and its four most popular items, to include chimichangas, fajitas, enchiladas and burritos. The highlight of the year is the restaurants Cinco de Mayo celebration, which is so large it spills out into the parking lot “ lled with party tents to handle the huge crowds. You wont want to miss this event this year!Efrain and Dinora Quezada with their grandchild Sophia.Say hello to Hola!Home-style Mexican cuisine in the heart of Mandarin Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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.9:42 am. Discovering a 5,000-year-old tradition with an app created last week. Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 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 North Florida a liate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Inc. is currently accepting applications for grant funds for 2013-2014 for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonpro“ t organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions in Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties. The maximum for each Komen North Florida grant award is $30,000 for the new award year, announced Executive Director Bruce Grob. The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for everyone and energizing science to “ nd the cure,Ž said Grob. Susan G. Komen for the Cure runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. In addition to funding research on a national and global level, our local North Florida A liate funds non-duplicative, community-based breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects for the medically underserved in Remember the days when people sat out on their front porches and shared their thoughts, memories and lives with their neighbors? Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is bringing those days back with a “ ve-part series, Front Porch Stories,Ž featuring longtime Mandarin resident Billy Barwald. Barwald has lived in Loretto since 1938 when his family moved their two-story home by barge from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. In World War II he was stationed in England, where he met his future wife Peggy. Photos of his service in England are currently displayed in the Mandarin Museum as part of a World War II in Mandarin exhibit. After the war, Barwald rode to Gainesville along with a friend who signed up for college classes. While there he wandered over to the agriculture school, where a professor encouraged him to take advantage of the GI Bill. That began a career in landscaping and horticulture that continues over six decades later. Barwald still lives on family property and owns and operates the Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery with his son Mike. A recognized citrus expert, he was inducted into the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association Hall of Fame in 2010, at the age of 92. You can just imagine the stories he has to tell„and he is ready to tell them. Please join him at the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park for “ ve Sundays from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. beginning on February 10. You will hear some true stories that will amaze, delight and inspire you to want to know more. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities to Komen North Florida grant applications now acceptedDuval, Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties.Ž The grant cycle runs from April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Eligible applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2013. Announcements of funding will be made on March 20, 2013. Questions regarding the application or the process should be directed to Grob at bgrob@komennorth” orida.org. Applications and guidelines for the grants can be downloaded at: www.komennorth” orida. org/grants/how-to-apply-forfunding. For other information, interested applicants may contact Delores Wise by phone at 448-4886 or email dwise@ komennorth” orida.org. Front Porch StoriesŽ at Mandarin Museum learn more about the events and people in your own community. You will be glad you did! Sunday, February 10: The citrus business in Mandarin during the time of Harriet Beecher Stowe and until the freeze of 1899Ž Sunday, February 17: Cattle drives from Loretto to Palm ValleyŽ Sunday, February 24: The Barwalds„moving to Loretto was an adventureŽ Sunday, March 3: Stretch Your MindŽ „Barwald has an antique mystery itemŽ and he would like to engage everybody in trying to “ gure out exactly what the item was used for. Sunday, March 10: World War II from the perspective of one who served.Ž For additional information, please call the museum at 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mandarinmuseum and our website www.mandarinmuseum.net. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information:Heather Seay904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 8am-1pm, Wed 8am-6pm ~Science Diet & Royal Canin Food ~Personalized Appointments ~Quality of Life Assessments ~Home Euthanasia ~Now seeing Dr. Silverness patients ~Combination Heartworm/Flea Prevention ~Antibiotic Injections that last 14 days ~In Room Ear Treatments9776 San Jose Blvd. Suite 5 Jacksonville, FL904-262-2953 theanimalclinicofmandarin.com Animal Clinic of MandarinHospital & Boarding MFi76 9 J 9 t February is Dental Month ~ Save 10% on all dental cleanings! February is Macular Degeneration Month. Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older and as you age, the risk increases. It is a chronic condition that causes central vision loss and a ects more than 25 million people worldwide. ARMD occurs when the macula„the central part of the retina that is important for reading and color vision becomes damaged. Some common symptoms of ARMD are gradual loss of ability to see objects clearly, distorted vision, a gradual loss of color vision and a dark areas appearing in the center of vision. If you notice any new distortion or visual changes, it is critical to contact your eye care provider immediately. Board certi“ ed ophthalmologist and retina specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and February is Macular Degeneration Awareness MonthSurgeon, Russell Pecoraro, M.D. says, New treatments are currently being developed to treat age related macular degeneration (ARMD). One of the newest products approved by the FDA is Eyelea. Based on study results, Eyelea has been shown to last longer than some of the other treatments, resulting in fewer injections in some patients. In addition, some reports have shown it to work in patients who have failed other treatments.Ž He continues, We are delighted to see continued success with current treatment options in most patients. The results from clinical trials continue to demonstrate stability and improvement in vision with treatment years later. Because of a common factor shared by other eye disease, the same medicine s have been very e ective in both diabetic eye disease and retinal vascular diseases.Ž Comprehensive eye exams play an important role in your overall health and wellness, and it is imperative that you schedule one every year for optimal vision health. In addition to measuring your vision, regular eye exams can help identify early signs of certain chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Wisdom Warriors cont. from pg. 1between themselves and the person speaking and it will “ lter out background noise so the text is an accurate account of what is being said. The person can then verbally respond. To demonstrate the teams invention, they created a skit that shared their research and demonstrated the device in action. Another component of the completion, gracious professionalism, it is what the judges observe of the teams as they progress through the competition. Gracious professionalism is a teams way of doing things that encourage high-quality work, while still valuing and respecting others. The Wisdom Warriors won the Teamwork Award for displaying exceptional gracious professionalism. The Wisdom Warriors are only in their second year as an extra-curricular activity at Loretto Elementary. Only two of their 10 members are back from last year. And being an extra-curricular activity relying 100 percent on volunteers and parents help and contributions, they are fortunate to have third-grade teacher Gina Riley sponsor the activity. Her establishment of the Wisdom Warriors as an FLL team came at the encouragement of her son Phillip Riley who is now a sophomore at the University of Florida. Two years ago he was the leader of the Stanton College Preparatory School robotics team and saw the opportunity for the students of Loretto Elementary to become as excited about the future of robotics as he was. To help, Gina Riley is joined by a team of young mentors who come from Stanton and Mandarin High School. Without Mrs. Riley and her team of young mentors donating their time and energy, this program would not be available at Loretto Elementary,Ž said parent Karen Cates. She has been instrumental in teaching these students to think outside the box and to work together to “ nd a solution to each challenge.Ž We look forward to hearing more from the Wisdom Warriors as they compete in the upcoming challenge and begin preparing for next years challenge, Natures Fury.Ž Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € February 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. 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens Visit us at www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com Twitter @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Mobile art exhibit, tness classes, food trucks, kids activities and a bike tour of historic San Marco Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Behind the old courthouse, Northbank Riverwalk Enjoy Downtown Mandarin Highs Interact Club is preparing for a busy February. The Interact Club is a group of over 160 students ranging from freshmen to seniors that volunteer at di erent functions around Jacksonville. It is a great way to get service hours easily and still have fun and be with your friends. Some of the past events that this club has volunteered at were at the Mandarin Food Bank over Thanksgiving and Christmas, the First Coast Heartwalk, the annual Chili Cook-o and a park cleanup. Members also rang bells for the Salvation Army. Usually about 30-40 volunteers show up to each event, but for February there are two exciting events that they have planned in order to raise money for Relay for Life. The “ rst event is a book fair at the Mandarin location of Barnes and Noble. It will take place on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The members of the club are going to be hanging signs up all around Mandarin High School MHS HappeningsInteract Clubs busy monthBy Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentand will be posting on social media sites about the event to get as many people as possible to attend. They will also hopefully be in the parking lot on the day of the event with banners trying to get people to attend. The goal that members want to reach is $500, which is what Creekside High School made about a month ago, but they said theyd be happy with $300. We really want to attract the parents of little children to come out to the store,Ž said Scott Price, a MHS teacher who runs the club. To get the attention of the little ones, volunteers will also be periodically doing story time all dressed up in costumes in the little kids section of the store. The second event planned is selling Valentine carnations. The week before Valentines Day, a booth is going to be set up at the high school selling carnations for the students to buy and give to their special someone. The students will also be able to pick from funny pick-up lines to put with the carnation when its delivered on Valentines Day. Last year the carnations sold for a dollar and $200 was raised. We really want to earn more money this year, so we may have to raise the price,Ž said Price. The ” owers are always fresh and every year the volunteers stay about four or “ ve hours after school separating the carnations for delivery to each homeroom. Usually some of the teachers that help out with the Interact Club help deliver the carnations to all of the students along with the students that are members of the club. The Interact club is de“ nitely going to have their hands full this month, but theyre prepared to volunteer for anything. Cathy Hufstetler, director of lending for 121 Financial Credit Union, has been promoted to vice president, announced 121 Financial CEO William Braddock. In her position, Hufstetler will be responsible for directing and providing strategic oversight of mortgage and consumer lending. Other duties include product research and development, formulating policies, guidelines and procedures and oversight of all lending personnel. Hufstetler has worked in the credit union industry for 29 years, with 24 years focused on mortgage lending. She has spent over three years in work involving loss mitigation.New vice president announced for credit unionShe is a member of the Florida Credit Union Real Estate Network (Florida CUREN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Lending Council. Cathy has been with us for over 21 years and she has proven her dedication to our credit union, but most importantly to our members,Ž Braddock said. We feel it is time to recognize her valuable service and her expertise in the industry by promoting her position.Ž Students get hookedŽ on scienceThis week in the Elementary Science Lab at Hendricks Day School, students were given the challenge to build their own working cranes out of materials that can be found around their home. The students designed, constructed and tested their cranes and had a great time in the process! The purpose of this lesson is to strengthen the students knowledge of engineering which is one of the disciplines of our STEM program. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and we promote all of these disciplines in our Science curriculum. The ultimate goal to all of this hands-on learning is to help the students prepare for the future and possibly get hookedŽ on science for life. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine Shouldn’t your ad be included? Call Heather Seay today!886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com First Christian Preschool“Where Kids Come First” ~Serving the Mandarin-Julington Creek Community for 29 years~ ~Now enrolling Toddler/Ones & VPK students for 2013-2014~ We are an outreach ministry of FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11924 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Buying resale no longer has the stigma to it that once had. In our economic times and our greenŽ friendly world, its the smart thing to do. For goodness sake, we have always bought used cars! So I went on a consignment tourŽ of Mandarin just to see and report back to you whats out there. The “ rst items that come to mind are womens clothes. The upscale resale idea has been around for several years and now you can “ nd womens consignment stores happening on most any corner of Mandarin. Ms. Mulligans, celebrating their “ rst anniversary in business late fall, is a nicely setŽ retail experience located at 11531 San Jose Boulevard. The amount of clothing and variety of the items is amazing. Their motto, Friends dont let friends pay retailŽ is proudly displayed in print right behind the cash register! FiFis has been around probably the longest with several locations; the Mandarin store is located at 10400 San Jose Boulevard. I proudly A guide to the areas consignment shopsIts time to consign!By Donna Keathley Debbie Burgess of 2nd Ride Around.reminded them when I visited that over 10 years ago I nabbed my favorite black leather pencil skirt at their store, complete with the original sale tags still on it! Round Robin is a seasoned veteran in the consignment business with a great location in the Whole Foods shopping center. Deja Vu is another womens store located at 10503 San Jose; let me mention here that they are closed on Tuesdays. They departmentalize the clothing, separating petites and plus sizes from the remainder of the stock. Also, Deja Vu also carries formals and cocktail wear. Old St. Augustine Road has its assortment of consignment centers. New to Me, located in the Winn Dixie shopping center, has menswear in their inventory which gives this shop an unusual twist. But, the best kept secret of consignment is sitting right on the corner of Losco and Old St. Augustine Road„2nd Ride Around. Probably the most unique store in the entire United States, this store is completely centered on motorcycle enthusiasts gear. Its the only motorcycle resale store in the country! Debbie Burgess, owner, says she does business with folks from nine di erent states. She stocks gently used authentic Harley Davidson products like leather jackets, vests, carrying cases and belts. She also carries an impressive stock of leather goods which are very high quality items and some are even brand new! I asked her about her consigners, Well, you know these gals get to dating a Harley guy and buy some drop-dead looking out“ ts and then the romance fades; thats where I come in to help! Also, we Harley girls just ride around all weekend and eat so we outgrow our things,Ž she adds laughing. Childrens consignment institutions are the smartest way to go for growing little ones. From party dresses to strollers, car seats and high chairs you can “ nd anything you need in like new condition at babythemed consignment stores. Many grandmas stock their homes with good used furniture items for baby sittingŽ time! The Mandarin stores for wee ones include Dianes Baby, Once upon a Child, Kids Closet and the newest one which is Little Beans Kids Resale on the corner of St. Augustine Road and Philips Highway. Upscale Resale, located in Crown Point Plaza, carries tweenŽ clothing items and maternity wear along with their infant items. A twist on the consignment subject in our area is Encore Dcor. According to Mark Blyn, manager at Encore Dcor on San Jose Boulevard, his inventory is put together by being very picky. He buys from designers, decorators and model home liquidations, along with personal consignments. Besides hard furniture, he carries art work, greenery and decorative items. He boasts that his store setŽ is a series of actual decorated small vignettesŽ utilizing the merchandise for sale. His pricing rules are di erent too„the tags have a series of dates, showing the original sale price when the item came in the store and the dates of each markdown. He has a percentage of split of sale price with the owner when the items sell; he also has pick up and delivery service available if needed. Play It Again Sports, in the Winn Dixie shopping center, has a mix of consignment items and new merchandise. They have several di erent options to o er customers on going either the consignment route or they will completely buy the equipment. New items can even be ordered for customers at the store, like baseball bats and elliptical/exercise machines. The store carries a large variety items covering almost any sport imaginable and by the way, they run sales at the end of most every month! So, this spring, no matter what closet or garage item you clear out, its time to consign!Team parties are for anyone who is or wants to get involved with Relay for Life. This means you can bring your friends, family, colleagues or anyone else that wants to get involved. Its not too late to get involved in Relay„whether you start a team or become a volunteer„ you and your friends can make a di erence! Who: You, your friends, family and anyone who wants to be a part of the spectacle that is Relay! What: Relay For Life of Man-Dont miss the Relay For Life of Mandarin team party!darin team party When: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Mandarin Ale House (11112 San Jose Boulevard) Why: To work on Relay and have a great time! We would love to be able to give the Ale House an accurate head count before we arrive. Please RSVP to Nick Mousa at mandarinrelay@gmail.com if you have an opportunity. This is greatly appreciated! See you there for food, fun and Relay!

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VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to applesŽ in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review It wont be long and we will be working in our yards again. This year, pledge to be River Friendly by using less fertilizer and chemicals on your lawns, planting native and droughttolerant plants and using water as e ciently as possible. Rain barrels and cisterns are one way to conserve and help protect our water resources. By collecting and using rainwater to water plants or wash our cars, we can prevent the over pumping of groundwater and help protect our St. Johns River. Capturing rainwater also reduces stormwater runo that can carry fertilizers and harmful chemicals into the river and its tributaries. What is a rain barrel or cistern? A rain barrel is a simple rainwater harvesting container that collects rainwater from your roof. Most rain barrels typically hold 50 to 75 gallons of water. However, you can purchase much larger aboveground or underground storage tanks, often referred to as cisterns. You can see an example of both a rain barrel and a large cistern at the Whole Foods in Mandarin. How can I use the water? Rain is naturally soft water and devoid of minerals, chlorine, ” uoride and other chemicals, so it is better for your lawn or garden. I even know of someone who uses it to wash their hair, for this same reason! You can I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home!  Rain barrels for the riverBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeperattach a garden hose, soaker hose or use a watering can under the spigot. However, the water should not be used for drinking. Why should I use one? The average person living in the watershed of the St. Johns River uses approximately 140 gallons of water a day and more than 50 percent of that is for outdoor use. By harvesting rain water, you can conserve water and lower your water bill! How can I purchase a rain barrel? For a limited time, St. Johns Riverkeeper is o ering high-quality rain barrels at a huge discount. You can purchase a 50-gallon rain barrel for $65 or two for $120. The deadline to pre-order is February 25. Then, pick up your rain barrels at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Community Day on Saturday, March 2. This event is free and open to the public and will include a plant sale and informative displays about River Friendly practices! So, what are you waiting for? Install a rain barrel and help do your part to conserve water. Go to www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org to order your rain barrel today, take the River Friendly Pledge and learn more about how to reduce your impact on our St. Johns River. Last month, 36 ladies from the Mandarin Womens Club went on the sixth annual Amelia Island Museum of History Holiday Tour. They visited “ ve beautiful homes in Fernandinas Historic District. The Historic Womens Club visits Amelia Island During the tour of the ve homes the ladies could catch a shuttle bus to the different houses. The ladies took a lunch break at the Florida House Inn. The Inn was constructed in 1857 and is considered the states oldest surviving hotel. There lunch was served family style and was enjoyed by all. District of Fernandina Beach is a 50-block area located at the north end of Amelia Island and recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. The town of Fernandina was o cially established in 1811 and named for Kind Ferdinand VII of Spain. In 1853, the town site moved just south to take advantage of the new Florida Railroad and the subsequent tourism boom. The original town now called Old Town Fernandina, still remains and celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2011. Please call Diane at 8a805354 for more information about our club. Check out our website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site/ In the DuBow Preschool Discovery Studio, students experience the wonderful world around them through handson exploration. From hatching butter” ies to launching rockets, racing balloons to building super bubbles, we “ nd the science in our fun! Discovery and exploration does not end in the Studio with Mr. Greg but is integrated into each classroom and all that we do each day. Students put together self-contained ecosystems.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 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 (ARA) There are plenty of cliche things that people say about dogs: that theyre mans best friend, that they love you unconditionally and that behind those cold noses, there are warm hearts. But while dog owners might feel a bit silly about repeating those old chestnuts, theyll also admit theyre absolutely true. Before you get a dog, doing a bit of background research is important, but keep in mind that you also have a valuable resource right in your community„the local animal shelter. Shelter dogs are often the ones that are invisibleŽ„out of the public eye and therefore, out of mind as well. Best Friends Animal Society has created the Invisible DogsŽ campaign to call attention to the hundreds of thousands of very real, but unseen dogs hoping to be adopted from United States animal shelters, any of which might be right for your home. Whether your household has one person or 10, a dog can “ t right in, but not every dog “ ts with every home. At shelters across the country, the pet experts on the sta can help match you with an adoptable dog, based on your lifestyle and the dogs personality and traits. Because you can meet shelter dogs before bringing them home, its easier to make the perfect puppy love connection. When youre ready to start looking for the right dog for Calling all moms„Jax Stroller Strength is now in Mandarin! Founded in Jacksonville Beach, Jax Stroller Strength is group of moms who work out together several times a week at local parks. Class attendees get to improve their health and “ tness while enjoying the great outdoors. The classes are composed of challenging hourlong workouts appropriate for any level, from the novice to the elite athlete. The full body workouts combine weight training and cardiovascular activities and no class is ever the same. And the best part is moms are encouraged to bring their children! The smaller babies are happy to watch mommy work up a sweat while older toddlers enjoy meeting new friends and playing next to mom outside of the stroller. There are also monthly evening classes and Saturday boot camps. More than just a work out group, Jax Stroller Strength embraces an active lifestyle, New tness option for momswhile maintaining a healthy balance between family, “ tness and food. Members encourage each other, support each and celebrate each others strengths. In addition to weekly classes, twice a year Jax Stroller Strength embarks on a “ tness challenge. Ranging from four to eight weeks, the purpose of the challenges is to encourage moms to set goals and become healthier by making lifestyle changes. The challenges includes weigh-ins, measurements, a timed run or run/walk and strength and ” exibility testing. Moms work together on teams to support each other and overcome obstacles while improving their “ tness. It is amazing to see the pounds and inches participants lose. However, from friendships to con“ dence, most moms “ nd that what is gained from Jax Stroller Strength even more important. The classes and challenges are ideal for moms looking to maximize their health and “ tness potential with support of other moms. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Getting a dog? Consider these factors to make sure youre a matchyou, consider these tips from Best Friends Animal Society and InvisibleDogs.org: € Be honest about your lifestyle. Everyone has a di erent schedule and dogs have schedules of their own. If youre away from home a lot, consider dogs that have lower energy levels and minimal exercise demands. However, if you love to go for a run in the morning and a long stroll every evening, you might be a good match for a dog that has a bit more of a get-up-and-go demeanor. € How much maintenance? Some dogs have wash-andwear coats that dont require grooming other than a nice bath every so often. Others will need to be combed and still others will need haircuts to keep their coat in check or to be more comfortable in the summer heat. Opt for a dog with a coat that matches the level of dedication youre ready to put into grooming, keeping in mind that its not too much of a hassle for any dog. Also remember that youll need to care for his toenails and teeth to keep him feeling his best. € Find a personality match. Some dog owners like their pups to be right on their lap as much as possible, while others prefer a companion who is a little more independent. While breed can have some e ect on this, it also largely depends on the individual dog. Meeting a dog at a shelter will let you spend a little time together to see if youre a good combination. Big or small, shaggy or sleek, the dog thats right for you is out there waiting. With a bit of forethought and a few one-on-one meetings with available dogs, youll be well prepared to “ nd the dog that will be the companion of a lifetime. And when you do, it wont be long before youre telling everyone that your dog really is your best friend. To learn more about helping adoptable dogs, go to www. invisibledogs.org. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.com Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com Shop our 16,000 sq. ft. showroom with thousands of “xtures on display. 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Protecting our river begins at our homes and businesses and involves preventing trash and pollution from reaching our waterways in the “ rst place. Stormwater that runs o rooftops, driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and streets picks up litter, debris, motor oil, lawn chemicals and pet waste along the way, before entering storm drains and our river and its tributaries„untreated. Fortunately, there are many ways to be river friendlyŽ to prevent stormwater, protect our river and enhance our community. River friendly tips: € Create a river friendly yard. Use less fertilizer and chemicals and plant native or drought-tolerant plants to reduce runo and help prevent algal blooms and “ sh kills in the St. Johns. This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Alex Cross, an action, crime and mystery “ lm for teens and adults. Murder and mayhem may be the day-to-day for detective Dr. Alex Cross, played by Tyler Perry, but now he has to deal with a contract murderer who specializes in torture and pain. In aiming to eliminate some foreign executives, the plan is interrupted by Cross and his team including his childhood friend and partner, Tommy Kane, performed by Ed Burns. River-friendly tips and practices you can useBy Contributing Writer Jimmy Orth, Executive Director, St. Johns Riverkeeper€ Allow only rain down the drain. Keep gutters and storm drains free of litter, lawn clippings, leaves, fertilizers and chemicals. Storm drains lead directly to the river. Clogged drains can also contribute to problems with ” ooding. € Slow it down. Redirect downspouts to discharge water onto grassy areas, gardens or beds where it can soak into the ground instead of running o of driveways and sidewalks into storm drains. € Install a rain barrel. Rain barrels conserve water and help prevent runo that can wash fertilizers and chemicals down storm drains and into our waterways. € Avoid toxic chemicals. Chemicals can enter our river or groundwater when they leak, are poured or ” ushed down the drain or toilet or are discarded into a land“ ll. In Jacksonville, take household hazardous waste and e-waste to the citys Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 387-8847. In St. Johns County, visit http://www. co.st-johns.” .us/solidwaste/ TransferStations.aspx. € Scoop the poop. Our pets waste can wash into waterways and contribute to the fecal bacteria pollution problem in our creeks. € Maintain vehicles. Leaking ” uids can wash into our waterways. Keep your vehicles running e ciently to reduce air pollution and prevent leaks. € Use water wisely. Install low-” ow “ xtures in our houses or businesses, “ x leaks and water lawns and plants only when needed. € Plant a tree. Trees reduce stormwater runo by capturing and storing rainfall, improve air quality, reduce heating and cooling costs, provide wildlife habitat, increase property values and beautify the neighborhood. Learn more River Friendly tips by visiting www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org/river-friendly. Mandarin NewsLineisYOUR Community Newspaper!Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comDid you know…...one out of every four people living in Duval County checked out an item or used a computer at a Jacksonville Public Library last year! Movie ReviewAlex CrossDirected by: Rob Cohen. Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox and Ed Burns. Review by T. G. StantonOkay, But Could Have Waited for Cable (3 out of 5) The Detroit police and Alex Crosss team are now seeking the killer Picasso, portrayed by Matthew Fox. This meeting sets up the future confrontations, Picasso now has a new target and it becomes personal for everyone. Part of Crosss mystery and success rate is his phenomenal ability to read people and get into the minds of the criminals he hunts. Pushing Picassos buttons proves to be a deadly mistake for Cross. He loses the love of his life and now is crossing not only professional boundaries, but also the limits of his moral and personal compass. Loss and pain push Cross to seek vengeance and retribution for all involved all while trying to keep his family safe. Alex Cross is the main character in the many James Patterson novels. The direction by Rob Cohen in this “ lm did not really do justice to such a respected hero. Part of Pattersons success with Cross is the lines he does not cross to catch his criminals and the trials and tribulations he su ers in making his choices and this did not come through in this “ lm. It was a loss for the character as directed and as played by Tyler Perry. Now Matthew Fox is a long way from his early days in Party of Five. He was the standout as a psychotic killer, who not only enjoyed pain but also delivered it with enthusiasm; his delivery kept your attention. Cicely Tyson was also well cast to play Crosss conscience, Nana Mama. This “ lm was at times too much of an action “ lm, when the multitudes of Alex Cross novels are psychological thrillers. Too bad Mr. Cohen chose not to handle it that way.need customers?886-4919 If you xate on the worst-case scenario, and it actually happens youve lived it twice.~Michael J. Fox Art Festival cont. from pg. 1during the show hours of 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Sorry, no pets allowed on the property for this event. There is a $1 entry fee at the gate with proceeds used to support the non-pro“ t mission, community programs and maintain the historic buildings of the Mandarin Community Club. The club building was founded more than 130 years ago as a school by famed author Harriett Beecher Stowe who resided in Mandarin late in life. Founded and produced by the historic Mandarin Community Club, their board, members, local business and civic groups team up with community volunteers to bring this event to the community. The Mandarin Community Club is dedicated to the preservation and beauti“ cation of Mandarin; to providing educational forums for the community; to enhancing the cultural and recreational life of the area; and to maintaining the clubs historic properties.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 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 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com St. Johns429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN342-4994Mandarin 292-0195 Follow us on Twitter @AtlasSportsMed Third Annual St. Johns Sports Medicine ScrambleSt. Johns Golf & Country Club, Sunday, March 10, 2013 Bene“ts the Sports Medicine and Student-Athlete programs of the Bartram Trail and Creekside High Schools. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 1:30 p.m. $100 per player/$380 per team Includes: Scan the QR Code to register for the tournament or sign up to be a sponsor. H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSF UNER A L HO M E S & CE M ETERIE S I am so glad things have slowed down. January brings calm after the busyness of the holidays... right? Ha! If your family is anything like mine, you arent exactly kicking back on the couch Heart Smart is the topic at the next Conversation Caf, JFCS health-related conversation series served over lunch.Ž The Conversation Caf will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court East. The panel will consist of Mark A. Hayes, MD, FACC, Board Certi“ ed Cardiologist from St. Vincents HealthCare and Dawn Sweeten, LCSW from Dupont Counseling Group. Lunch will be provided by Native Sun. The program is free but RSVPs are required. Please call 394-5782 or contact hhill@jfcsjax.org. ElderSource, Inc. and Dignity U Wear are partnering to help keep seniors warm in Northeast Florida. Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville, winter accessories, socks, slippers and blankets will be distributed to seniors in need through the ElderSource network, assisted by the Meals on WheelsŽ drivers of Aging True. Low-income seniors in Northeast Florida are often unprepared for cold snaps that hit the First Coast and often do not have discretionary funds to purchase new, warm clothing items. We are honored to serve seniors in our community with the gift of new clothing. Providing warmth during the winter speaks directly to our mission Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: February 5 and 6, Inside Terrorism: a Muslims Quest to Stop Jihad ; February 12 and 13, Is Marriage Obsolete? will examine the declining marriage rate; February 19 and 20, The Art of Listening: An Act of Love; and February 26 and 27, Hell, Does It Really Exist? The conversations are held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center (limited to those aged 60 and over) and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone). Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. As one of their ongoing projects, the Social Action Committee (SAC) of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, under the leadership of Rhoda Goldstein, is collecting magazines which are being donated to River Garden, Baptist Medical Center South and the Mandarin Senior Center. Our congregants have been very supportive of this endeavor and Mimi and Marty Kaufman have been delivering hundreds of magazines weekly to these facilities. The SAC is also working in partnership with the River Garden Auxiliary in collecting gently-read books. Please drop o your magazines and books in the front o ce of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, located at 3662 Crown Point Drive.Community collaborations aim to keep local seniors warm Renee Knight and Tia Davis with ElderSource receiving warm clothing for seniors from Dignity U Wear.of providing dignity,Ž said Barbara Truncellito, executive director of Dignity U Wear. Now is a critical time for the elderly. Low income seniors often “ nd themselves unprepared for the cold winter temperatures, as they have put o purchasing the clothing they need for other more pressing purchases, such as rent, food and medication. The help being provided through Dignity U Wear is very timely and much appreciated,Ž added Linda Levin, executive director of ElderSource. Purposeful Parenting Dont forget to say Thanks!ŽBy Allie Olseneating proverbial bon-bons every evening. No, its back-toschool, time to re-organize and “ nd room for all the new toys and time to get back in shape after eating all those Christmas cookies. Even knowing your family is quite busy, may I exhort you to add one important thing to your to-do list? Help your kids say thanksŽ! Each January I hit this same topic. It is so important, especially in our meŽ centered and stu -centered culture, to teach gratitude. As I considered gratitude freshly for 2013, I freshly realized I cant make my children be grateful„gratitude comes from the heart. I can, however, encourage a grateful mindset. One of many ways to do this is to have my children say and write thanks. When the Bible says, Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it,Ž it clearly isnt talking about beautiful handwriting and eloquent thanks. So as you help your children develop gratitude, feel free to be creative! I think its most special when the thanks ” ows from the childs particular gifts. Not Christmas gifts, but God-given gifts. My artistic Timothy may draw his thanks while his structured, “ rst-born older brother prefers to write a detailed thank-you note. If you need some fresh ideas, here are some ways weve said thank you: € Draw a thank youŽ picture. Glitter wins over the fouryear-old every time € Write a funny/exaggerated story about how much the toy has changed their life € Take a thanks picture (especially appreciated if you didnt send a Christmas photo!) € Set aside time for a special phone call Our goal as parents shouldnt be to look like the perfect family. So please dont make your child feel compelled to thank perfectly! Instead, use this as an opportunity to incorporate love and gratitude into your family culture. I put thank you cards in each of our six kiddos stocking each year„yes, even two-yearold Claras! And I often say they need to thank for a toy before they play with the toy. But this is to reinforce our family culture of gratitude (instead of entitlement), not a hard and fast rule. Who knows what theyll look back on fondly in years to come?! I hope and pray my hubby and I have modeled respect, gratitude, faith and love so that we can sit back and watch them pass on these same Biblical traits to our grandchildren! Maybe theyll even say thanks! Her children rise up and call her blessed.Ž -Proverbs 31:28 Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem among youths 13 to19 years old. Tra c crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. The crash risk among teenage drivers is particularly high during the “ rst months of licensure. An IIHS review of recent literature con“ rmed that driver age and experience both have strong e ects on driver crash risk. Crash rates for young drivers are high largely because of the drivers immaturity combined with driving inexperience. The immaturity is apparent in young drivers risky driving practices such as speeding. At the same time, teenagers lack of experience behind the wheel makes it di cult for them to recognize and respond to hazards. They get in trouble trying to handle unusual driving situations and these situations turn disastrous more often than when older people drive. 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Their review showed numerous bene“ ts to children associated with having frequent family meals, including increased intake of fruits, vegetables, “ ber, calcium-rich foods and vitamins. In addition, the more a family ate together, the less children consumed dietary components thought to be harmful to health. Additional studies showed that: € Supper can be a stress reliever for working moms. A 2008 Brigham Young University study of IBM workers found that sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain Make time for family dinner: Its good for your body and soul from long hours at the o ce. € The family dinner table is a great setting for getting kids to try new foods. A 2003 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that more exposure to new foods will teach kids to like di erent foods. Frequent family dinners provide the perfect opportunity to introduce a variety of healthy foods. € Its more budget-friendly to gather around the dinner table for a meal. The average cost for a meal in your kitchen is approximately $4.50 per person versus $8 per person outside the home. Do the math eating in is better for your budget. Todays over-scheduled lives may make it more di cult to get a meal on the table for family dinners, but there are many shortcuts you can take to reduce the stress and enjoy your time together. Its easy to plan ahead for more family meals together. You can keep meals simple by sticking to nutritional basics and following a few tips: € Purchase ready-made sauces, seasonings or marinades and add chicken, beef or seafood for a great main course. € Cook on weekends and double the recipes. Roasts, soups and casseroles are great options to freeze, thaw and enjoy for a great, healthy family meal. € Stock staples in your cupboard and freezer. Frozen meats and vegetables are easy to thaw and use at your convenience. Rice and pasta take just a few minutes and round out any meal. € Fresh fruit and yogurt make healthy, ” avorful desserts in just a few easy steps. Be sure to tuck away a sweet dessert or two for those special occasions. The next time you reach for your car keys or the phone to order take-out, reach into your freezer and cupboard for meals that are good for your family and your soul. Don’t Forget to RECYCLEMandarin NewsLine Jen Kim, Owner and Professional Groomer I love grooming these dogs!Ž FP Pet SpaGrooming/Boarding(904) 710-1045

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Learning LaddersChild Development CenterLicense # CO4DU0261A ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 mile south of I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market ~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! Just as we pick and choose our ” owering plants to suit their location, so should we plan our tree planting. We only have to look up at power lines, which are so often threatened by enveloping branches of older trees, to see why. And unfortunately people are still guilty of planting new trees which have the potential to reach 40, 50 feet or more at maturity in similar situations. It clearly is more complicated than simply assessing the soil and light where we would like to plant a tree. How will it a ect our neighbor? That red mulberry will surely deliver some beautiful fruit for the birds, but if it ultimately overhangs our neighbors driveway, then they will have to deal with the messy fruit too. So for a tree to be an asset to all concerned and that surely includes our neighbors, it needs to be in the right place. Thats not to say there is no tree suited to the place where you would have loved to plant a mulberry. By regulation, chance and events the ” otilla changes steadily in good ways. Of course, were interested in those changes, but they arent just for us since we are volunteers here to serve the interest of public water safety. I hope youll read along to get insight on who we are and what we can do for you this year, so perhaps using our services or joining us will become a consideration. With our version of term limits, the leader can only be reelected once, although they can return through election after a year break. Our new chief was formally sworn in at our annual Change of Watch ceremony and dinner at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club in early January. Paul Burns is an experienced Auxiliary of“ cer and has made our website, http://www.safeboatingjax. com/ twice the best amongst hundreds of ” otillas. Burns is also an avid boater and major source of computer savvy. Goals he has adopted for 2013 include increases to overall activities and social events and adding to our patrol craft. He will be joined by an experienced sta of 12, plus three new members from among those joining us this past year. Partially by design and part good fortune, new sta can count on advice from the experience of former holders United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateChange and serveBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of their position to guide them. We added a total of 10 new members in 2012. Besides seeking sta positions, some new members have joined others in training as boat crew. Events well participate in will include boat shows and the Jacksonville NAS Air Show in 2013. Our patrol craft will assist with many events including “ reworks, regattas, environmental observations and port security missions. Well have crew working out of Welaka and youll see us frequently at West Marine stores, at the Mandarin and Goodbys Creek ramps and at marinas throughout our area, especially Julington Creek, Mandarin Holiday and North Florida Yachts. If you call our vessel examiners you can even see us wherever your boat is moored or parked. Well have safety events with Mulberry Cove Marina at NAS, as well as conduct our role in NAS security zone. If you take advantage of the bene“ ts of our live safety instruction, you may be with us on February 9 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club. Later classes will be in a new location on Philips Highway near University Boulevard. You can check our website for more class information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. We hope you make our services a resolution you keep this year. GardeningRight tree … right placeBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASIf it is birds you desire, why not try a more upright holly, such as East Palatka or a narrow cultivar of the yaupon holly? Keeping the branches well on your side of the property line and away from that driveway, will eliminate the nuisance and your neighbor can enjoy the sight of the birds and cheerful winter berries too. The guidelines for planting a tree successfully have changed over the years. We know now that the planting hole should be at least twice as wide as the root ball. If the tree is root bound, circling roots should be cut o all round the root ball, e ectively reducing the diameter, not just sliced vertically in three or four places. None should be going round. The hole should be slightly shallow, to allow for settling. To judge where the soil line should be, look for the root ” are … where the “ rst root starts to spread out from the trunk. Aim to get the top of this root slightly higher than the soil. Dont be fooled by the soil line in the container; the tree will have been repotted in the nursery and it may already be too deep. Water in the tree while adding back only the native soil … no amendments or fertilizer … and make a berm of mulch at the edge of the root ball, mulching around this and not over the roots. Water within the berm, slowly and deeply, and water well in the months that follow. To determine what your tree needs, see table 3 in http://edis. ifas.u” .edu/ep113 Containerized trees can do well planted year round, but establish more easily when planted in the fall or winter, before the dry season April to June, Large trees take many months to establish. Smaller trees can make more growth in the “ rst few years, just about catching up with their older counterparts. They make economic sense. For timely tips: http://duval. ifas.u” .edu/documents/nleafJanuaryFebruary13.pdf Please join us for the celebration of the grand opening of Mandarins community thrift shop and donation center. Jax Thrift Avenue, newly opened in the Crown Point Plaza on San Its time for some thrifty shopping! Jose Boulevard, will be highlighting the store by o ering free food, drinks, ra es and its everyday a ordable prices on Saturday, February 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Mandarin store has something for everyone including clothes for the entire family, housewares, books, furniture, electronics and more! Tax-deductible donations are welcome and browsing is free. Who knows what youll “ nd? Stop in and take a look. Proceeds will go to help a local charity, Girls Inc. of Jacksonville, dedicated to improving the lives of girls ages “ ve to 18. Girls Inc. (formerly Girls Club), has been providing quality after school and summer programming for at-risk girls in Northeast Florida for more than 40 years. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.comMandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 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 $50 off any new orderExp. 3/31/13 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 Accepting most insurance and Cash paying patients.Immediate same day appointments available. Jane Moore, Licensed Massage Therapist ( LMT # 0023441)Massage Therapist on StaTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. ChiropractorStop suffering from: Now Open Thursdays ~ ALL DAY And Open Saturdays! Of“ce hours start at 7:30am Now O p en T hursda y s ~ ALL D And Open Saturdays O f “c e ho ur s st ar t at 7:30am 30am We now offer digital X-Rays on site! D A Y ys 25 Years Experience Although it is still chilly outside, spring sports are starting their seasons. Mandarin baseball is building o a young team, but will diligently prepare for tough games ahead. Head coach and athletic director Marc Lassiat remarks, We had a young team last year and this year I expect to be more experienced.Ž Compared to the last three years when the Mustangs graduated a combined total of 24 seniors including Matt Kazaleh, Garrett Collins and Colby Sims, this year there will only be a handful of seniors to lead the Mustangs. With so many young players and so few seniors, the Mustangs will be hard pressed to rely on experience, but will gain some during the season as well as build o of last year. The game time will prepare the Mustangs for the post season and Lassiat sets the bar high as he states, We expect to compete for the Gateway and District Championships.Ž In the past couple of years, Mandarin baseball has won the Gateway Championship just once when stand out Tony Mollica was a Mustang, but this years team will rely on strong pitching and young talent to carry it to the post season. The seniors that will lead the team this year include Cody Thomason, Bradley Burdett and Will Weber. The Mustangs expect to build a tough team out of the younger players out of which there is much young talent. According to Lassiat, We have four potential division one athletes both in their sophomore and junior years so we have a lot of young talent.Ž This young talent will be molded to push the team to dominate on the “ eld, especially against rival Sandalwood. As they prepare for the season, the boys are eager for another chance to prove themselves on the “ eld and will play to their fullest potential. The Mustangs February is a busy month for sporting events on the First Coast. The city of Jacksonville will be hosting a few major events beginning with the “ rst round of the Davis Cup. This international mens tennis team competition will feature the United States vs. Brazil. The three-day event will take place at Jacksonville Veterans Memo-MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studentface Terry Parker on Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Paxon on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Both games are at home. Mandarin fast-pitch softball is also preparing for a tough season ahead. After graduating “ ve seniors last year including Morgan Taylor who signed to play softball with Georgia Tech, the Mustangs are still left with several returning players, a majority of them seniors. Among the returning players are sophomore Kendall Reid and senior Dajia Jones, two powerhouses for the Mustangs. Reid was the second on the team with home runs next to Cari Broderick. Her bat will add depth to the o ense as the Mustangs delve deep into their season. Mandarin plays February 11 at home against Orange Park at 6:30 p.m. and will host Nease and Lincoln on Saturday, February 23 with games starting at 11:00 a.m.Lots of local sporting events this monthBy Chad Cushnirrial Arena from Friday, February 1 through Sunday, February 3. For you wrestling fans, WWE Smackdown is coming back to the Veterans Memorial Arena on Tuesday, February 5. On Saturday, February 9, the USA Womens National Soccer Team featuring Abby Wambach, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan will be playing an international friendly against Scotland at EverBank Field. The game will begin at 5:00 p.m. The last time the United States Womens Team played in Jacksonville was 17 years ago. Ironically that match also took place on February 9 in 1996. The mens basketball teams from the University of North Florida and Jacksonville University will square o on Friday, February 15 at Veterans Memorial Arena. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Also on February 15, the Philadelphia Union, a team from Major League Soccer (MLS) will be playing an exhibition match at EverBank Field. Game time is 7:30 p.m. and there is a free youth clinic at 5:30 p.m. The Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division will make a stop at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, February 16. The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m. The 2013 Moes Southwest Grill Lacrosse Classic will take place on Sunday, February 17 at EverBank Field. The opening game features Penn State and the University of Denver at 2:00 p.m. Jacksonville University will play Ohio State at 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 18 will be a special day for many local high school lacrosse players. There will be nine games featuring 18 di erent teams throughout the day at EverBank Field. The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam will take place at EverBank Field on Saturday, February 23. For the last few years, this monster truck show has attracted a near sell-out crowd. Nearly 70,000 fans are expected to attend this year. The motorsports madness continues the next day with the 55th running of the Daytona 500. The Great American Race will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & we’ll work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919 Blu Art Outdoor Festivals PresentsORANGE PARK FINE ART FESTIVAL Orange Park Mall1910 Wells Road | Orange Park, FL 32073Feb 9 & 10, 2013 Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pmFree Admission and Parking www.BluArtFestivals.com Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine € February 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Accepting and Selling furniture (living room, dining room, bedroom, etc) Home decor (lamps, rugs, artwork, tchotchke) New items arrive daily. We are ready to accept your entire house, estate, etc. We also oer inventory liquidation service for builders, home and furniture industry businesses, etc. For More Information call: 880 8448 or email us at: ENCOREDECOR@bellsouth.net10830 San Jose Boulevard ( across from Walmart)Visit us online at: www.EncoreDecorFL.comWE OFFER FREE PICKUP SERVICE FOR APPROVED ITEMSHours: Jacksonvilles Largest Upscale Consignment Store H Youre in good hands Every insurance company claims they help safe drivers save money. But now I can help you save even more with DRIVEWISE from Allstate. This amazing devise collects driving data like your cars mileage and helps safe drivers save up to 30%. So call me and learn more about DRIVEWISE today. Youll get a 10% discount just for signing up!DEB EVESON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIPS HWY #206 JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com Feature is optional. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Savings estimate compares safe driver using DRIVEWISE devi ce to driver who would not qualify for safe driver savings. Your savings will vary. 10% discount applies to rst policy period onl y. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. 2012 Allstate Insurance Company Consignment Sales First Responders & New Mom Pre-sales!At the Roosevelt Square MallTwice the sales. Twice the space. Twice the ways to save!4397 Roosevelt Blvd 32210www.jumpnjaxkids.com 904.419.8748Kids Feb 7th-10thNEW! All Grown Up Feb 21st-23rdSpring 2013 Events Look at the wide variety of gardening topics you can learn about in February at the Mandarin Garden Club at 2892 Loretto Road. All are invited to visit circle meetings at no charge. Membership is open to all gardening enthusiasts. For more information, please email mandaringardenclub@comcast. net, call 268-1192 or visit our website http://home.comcast. net/~harper113. Magnolia Circle (adult): Thursday, February 14, 10:00 a.m. Topic: Native Plants for Zone 9. Enjoy an informative and sure to be fun program by Master Gardener Becky Bathen. No reservation required. Dogwood Circle (adult): Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. Topic: The Shady Side of Green. Learn about shade gardening from one of Mandarins most outstanding gardeners, Tess Hart-Ross. No reservation required. Cherokee Rose Circle (adult): Thursday, February 21, 10:00 a.m. Topic: Wild” owers for All Seasons. The guest speaker will be Barbara Jackson, Master Gardener and president of the Jacksonville Garden Club update: There is a Circle just for you!By Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubChapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. No reservation required. Live Oak Circle (adult): Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. Topic: Eat Your Yard with guest speaker Tim Armstrong. Get inspired about cleaver ways to grow your own edibles. No reservation required. Bumblebee Circle (children “ ve years and up accompanied by an adult): Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 p.m. Topic: Plant spring seeds/” owers/ vegetables. Each child should bring their own to plant in the Bumblebee Garden. Reservations are required for visitors for the Bumblebee Circle; please email mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or call 268-1192.February is a good time to think about your spring gardening plans. Make grand plans or small plans; whatever you do, just make some sort of gardening plans. For inspiration for your gardening plans, talk with fellow gardeners at the Mandarin Garden Club, look at seed catalog websites, gardening magazines and books. Both Mandarin libraries o er a large selection of very good gardening books. To research plants that grow well in Jacksonville visit www.” oridayards.org/fyplants.Like so many today with busy and stressful schedules, you might want to remember 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. I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home!  that old acronym K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sweetie. If you know you can only care for a couple containers on your patio, then embrace that plan and enjoy your container garden. If you have lots of time and lots of space for big lavish ” ower beds and a vegetable garden, then make plans for that and have a wonderful time. If you are somewhere in between with a little bit of time and one small garden bed, maybe try a combination planting. Flowers, veggies and herbs can look beautiful growing together in the same bed. Take a little time now to slow down and think about your spring gardening plans. Before long our weather will be perfect for warm season planting. You dont want to be standing in the garden center with spring fever and no plan! Then before you know it you will get home and there will be a dozen tomato plants, four ” ats of annuals and two rose bushes in the trunk of your car. You will say to yourself, where in the world am I going to plant all this stu ? Oops, maybe that only happens to me.Start that garden journal you always wanted or do a better job recording information in the garden journal you already have. There are beautiful garden journals in all book stores or better yet make your own with an inexpensive 3 ring binder. An internet search for free preprinted garden journal pagesŽ will bring up a wide selection of professional style garden journal data sheets you can print. There are even garden journal apps for high tech gardeners. The point is keep some sort of garden journal. You will thank yourself later.Mandarin Garden Club Gardening Tip: 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 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

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € February 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 DURBINCROSSING.COM JACKSONVILLES #1 SELLING COMMUNITY and growing!Advantage Home Builders www.advantagehomebuilders.net Dennis Homes www.dennis-homes.com Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.dswarehomes.com Holder Johnson Homes www.myhjhome.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Riverside Homes www.myriversidehome.comThe race is on to Durbin Crossing, the most sought after community in North Florida. With a brand new school scheduled to open for the 2014 school year and located right in the heart of the community, its easy to see why families are racing to live here. Durbin Crossing has everything your family could want, including ball “elds and parks within walking distance, two elaborate amenity centers, pools, tennis, sports courts, skateboard park, dog park, large nature preserves, a village center, top rated new schools nearby and stunning model homes from our excellent builders.FAMILIES ARE RACING to Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Congratulations Pat Crossen for being the #1 Sales Associate in the Watson Realty 18 consecutive years!“It has been my pleasure to have served this community for over 33 years as a real estate consultant! I want to thank all of my loyal clients, friends & family for making it possible. I look forward to serving you for many more years! Keep on “Crossen” the bridge to your dream home!” Sincerely, Pat 635-1399 Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons WORKSHOPS ~~ Chakras with Ayurvedic and Rolfing systems Feb 24th ~ Yoga Basics March 2nd ~ Arm Balance March 10th www.yoga-den.com BRYAN KEST IS COMING!!! Friday March 15th, 6:30-9:30 @ Black Creek Outfitters register today! yoga-den.com 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 BRYAN KE S T I S C OMING !!! F riday March 15th 6 :30-9:30 @ Bl a ck Creek Outfitter s r egister today! y ogad en.co m It was a busy evening on Friday, January 11 as Whole Foods Market celebrated the grand opening of their new wine, beer and coffee bar Grapes, Hops and Grinds. Adrienne Cartagena and Rick Eplawy invite you to visit and enjoy wine and beer by the glass as well as sample appetizers. Explore local microbrews, eclectic wines and distinctive coffees sure to satisfy your thirst for quality and convenience, right in the beer and wine department of Whole Foods! The River City Womens Club held their annual Christmas luncheon at the San Jose Country Club on December 19, 2012. The club was organized in 1985 and normally meets on the third Wednesday at the Ramada Inn Mandarin for meeting, lunch and program. The purpose of the club is to provide social fellowship and promote philanthropy. Please call 2628719 for more information or reservations for the meetings.North Floridas winters are often di cult to predict. That is because we live in an area of the state where our winter weather can vary greatly, from hard freezes to no freezes and from wet to dry or a mix of everything. We can never be too sure of what to expect. Recently we have been experiencing milder winters which have been providing us with better and longer “ shing seasons. Lack of rain and hard freezes through the winter can keep “ sh biting well into January. These same conditions can also help bring on early spring bite. Red“ sh, yellowmouth trout and even a few seatrout are all species of “ sh that you can expect to hang around during a mild winter. Cut and dead baits would be the bait of choice for the reds and yellowmouth, while slow trolling lures or jig heads with grub tails will work on the seatrout. You can expect to “ nd red“ sh around bridge pilings, yellowmouth in some of the deeper holes and seatrout around the end of docks. Consecutive warm sunny days during a mild winter can also “ re up largemouth bass. The warmer temperatures can create a pre-spawn bite as the bass are in anticipation of an early spring. Anything Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkafrom plastic worms to live shiners will work to catch these “ sh during these times. You should be able to “ nd them in a warm sunny location of your favorite freshwater lake, pond or creek. Mild winters will help the water temperatures of our local bodies of water stay up. Already warm waters will warm even quicker when spring arrives bringing us earlier than anticipated spring bite. These conditions can easily move up “ shing for a large variety of “ sh form a couple weeks to a couple months. Living in North Florida you never know what weather you can expect from winter to the next. Harsh and cold, mild and warm or somewhere in-between. What you can expect is a strong relationship between the type of winter that is occurring, the spring that will follow and the “ sh that will be biting. Fishing Report: Always bream and cat“ sh in area ponds and creeks. Try the same areas for bass after a few days of warm weather. Yellowmouth still around in deeper holes in the river. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: February 3 New: February 10First Quarter: February 17Full: February 25 H o m e Home I m p r o v e m e n t G u i d e Improvement Guide! Sales Reps: Linda Gay  LG@rtpublishing.com Kathrin Lancelle  KL@rtpublishing.com Heather Seay  HS@rtpublishing.com Call 904-886-4919 for information!Advertise your Garage Sale FREE!

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