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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 Mandarin NewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 What’s Inside Volume 7, Issue 8 May 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City Council Members DeskPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 Political Commentary Page 7 Rebuttal Page 8 Civics 101 Page 9 How to talk to childrenPage 11 NEW! Food and Fun Page 13 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 14 Summer Camp Guide Page 15 Jacksonville Library Page 17 JYSO auditions Page 18 All star football team Page 19 Loretto Earth Day Page 22 Faith News Page 23 Job Finder Page 24 Garden Club update Page 26 Visit Scotland ~Haircuts for Adults and Kids ~Full Service Shave with Hot Towel ~Hair Services for Girls and Women $4 oOld School Barbershop Dont let your shag be out of shape this Mothers Day! Come to Old School Barber Shop to look sharp this May! ~Walk-Ins Welcome ~ Mon. thru Sat. 7am-7pm It had to be the biggest carrot you have ever seen! It glowed with carrot-orange freshness. Displayed along with it were possibly some of the freshest vegetables ever found at a farmers market. Here is a sampling of the vendors that frequent the Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market at the historic Mandarin Community Center located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Every other Sunday they pitch their tents and set about selling their wares from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, arts and crafts and many more. Beginning your stroll, you will encounter Sudsy Joey (aka Jo Sevastakis), a member of the Handmade Soap Makers Guild who o ers all natural soaps that The weather was beautiful, the setting under the majestic live oaks unbeatable and the art, entertainment, food and all activities of the 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival made for another spectacular Easter weekend event! Thousands of patrons strolled through more than100 booths to enjoy painting, pottery, photography, sculpture and more provided by exhibitors from California to New York to right here in Jacksonville. As the weekend wrapped up, artists stopped in the Mandarin Community Club o ce to thank their host volunteers for another great year. Many have been exhibitors returning for more than 20 years in this the longest continually running show in northeast Florida. The historic club building was packed all weekend for the Childrens Art Show, which featured the talent of students from 18 area schools. The building also hosted the Young Rembrandt free art clinics and the tempting treats at the traditional Bake Sale fundraiser. The adjacent simultaneous You saw that beautiful exotic ” ower sitting there in the nursery greenhouse just begging you to take it home. You just fell in love with Natures Masterpiece, the orchid. Once home, the love a air begins to sour with you eventually feeling that you only brought it home to die. Take heart! Orchids are actually easy to grow. Their dif“ culty is only a rumor. As Jacksonville Orchid Society member Art Russell put it, People love their orchids too much. They kill them with kindness.Ž Now is the time for you to rescue your orchid from oblivion. On Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., members of the Jacksonville Orchid Society will be at Hagan Ace Hardware at 12501 San Jose Boulevard. They will be holding their orchid repotting clinic for the public. During the clinic, members will Appearing in this issue! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information! Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market just rightBy Karl KennellPerfect weather shines on another great Mandarin Art FestivalGreen Market returned to feature over a dozen local craftsmen and businesses ranging from cheese straws to handmade sandals to Whole Foods in Mandarin. And among the food choices in the food court was something to suit all taste buds: handmade crepes, seafood, barbecue, smoothies, burgers, snowballs, kettle corn and more! This year the Mandarin Community Club had an impressive array of highly desirable items for the ra e drawing. Prize baskets included Mandarin Dine Around and even a St. Augustine sites gift basket. The weekend event rounded out as the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, who lease and operate the Community Clubowned historic Post O ce and General Store on the property, welcomed visitors for tours and southern style music. Past president of the Mandarin Community Club, Susie Scott, returned as festival chair. Susie Scott, once again, was extraordinary as the festivals chair. She worked tirelessly Get help for your ailing orchid from the Jacksonville Orchid SocietyBy Karl Kennellbe available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot your orchids. To learn more about the Jacksonville Orchid Society, visit www.jaxorchidsociety.org or come to one of their monthly meetings and meet other orchid enthusiasts like you. They meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except May and December) at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, located at 1005 Riverside Avenue. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. That is when a culture class for beginners and new growers begins. The general program begins at 7:30 p.m. There are refreshments, a brief business meeting, usually a presentation by an orchid expert and of course many beautiful ” owers brought in by members to show o Guests and visitors are always welcome!Mandarin Arts Festival cont. on pg. 4 Ancient Oaks cont. on pg. 10Mason, Todd and Amy Drew, motivating force behind the Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 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@mandarinnewsline.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 10601 SAN JOSE BLVD. JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257 (904) 2881100$10 off any $50 purchase of groceries PLU 30676 VALID UNTIL MAY 31, 201310601 SAN JOSE BOULEVARD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32257wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/jacksonville this coupon not valid in combination with any other coupon, special, promotional offer or team member discount. coupon valid only at the whole foods market in jacksonville, ”. no duplications, copies or facsimiles will be accepted. this coupon may not be used towards the purchase of a whole foods market gift card. no cash value. please, only one coupon per customer, per day.Jacksonvilleand say goodbye to your takeout guy tomorrow. Increase your culinary know-how and expand your recipe repertoire at our stateof-the-art Lifestyle Center. Join us for cooking classes, tastings, demonstration dinners and workshops led by exciting chefs, artisans and our own in-store experts. We are pleased to offer affordable, recreational culinary education for all ages.Sign-up for a class todayLearn more at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/jacksonville Scan with your smart phone to see all of our upcoming classes and events! I 9 5 I 2 9 5 S a n J o s e B l v d Dont forget DAD on Fathers Day! Call 904-886-4919 for advertising information! June 16, 2013 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. More information 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 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 AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14 and 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12 and non-members fee is $14. You must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for an auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. (new warm weather time) 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 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 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 Indo-American Medical Association (IAMA) of Northeast Florida Health Fair and Screenings will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Downtown Jacksonville Hotel, located at 1515 Prudential Drive. Free screenings will include blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol (please come without eating breakfast), prostate screening, cardiac evaluation including echocardiogram and carotid Doppler testing, eye exams, dental screening, podiatry screening and education, nutrition counseling, womens health screening, arthritis and osteoporosis evaluation and mobile mammography. The mobile mammography must be scheduled ahead of time; please call 3083780 to schedule. Free hourly lectures on various medical topics and tips on living a healthy lifestyle will be given by leading specialists. Register for this free community health event today at www.iamahealthfair.com. Education Firsts Educational Homestay Program is bringing international students to Jack-Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Copies of this coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 11945 San Jose Blvd, Bldg. 400 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Now seeing patients in our Baptist South Location. Gynecological Care New age bio identical hormone replacement therapy Sekine, Rasner & Brock of Jacksonville oers Womens Health Care for all ages !Everything a woman needs in one visit including examination, mammography and lab assement.In-Oce Procedures Nexplanon Obstetrical Care Ultrasound Call TODAY for an appointment! Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com sonville this summer to study English and experience the American way of life. Program dates are July 3 through July 28 and students will be coming from Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Finland and Denmark. Host families are currently being sought. Students will be under the supervision of EF Program sta from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, attending language classes and participating in organized “ eld trips and activities. Host families are asked to provide a bed, meals and transportation to and from the drop-o location from which students will be transported to their classes. For additional information, please contact Pam Voisin at pamlavee@gmail.com or Deborah White at Deborah_White07@ hotmail.com. Are you troubled by someones drinki ng? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The May general meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, May 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will include our annual challenge contest with prizes. We also have a great Sew and TellŽ where members show their latest projects or completed UFOs.Ž Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will begin the new year on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. An auction will be held with brown paper bags full of surprises for bidding. All monies will be donated to charities. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. For reservations, please call 262-8719. Are you a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when youre not hungry or not eat when your body needs nourishment? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about how you eat? Do you eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when youre alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Overeaters Anonymous (OA ) may help. The group meets every Thursday from 12:00 noon until 1:15 p.m. at Christian Family Chapel, located at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, in Building D, Room 4. For information, please call 472-4067. The Italian American Club will participate once again this year in the World of Nations Celebration at Metropolitan Park on May 2 and 3 for the school children and on Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 for our Jacksonville neighbors. Come and say hi and enjoy fresh pizzas, meatballs subs, sausage and peppers, delicious desserts and more. Be sure to mention that you read Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin news: In late March I was noti“ ed that Chick-“ l-A wanted to revisit a potential site in Mandarin„the corner of Oak Blu and San Jose Boulevard. Their “ rst attempt to acquire this location was a disaster. This was mainly due to their hired representatives who refused to listen to the many concerns of nearby Mandarin residents. And, as you will remember, I had to recuse myself from the issue due to a potential con” ict of interest. However, this time around things will be much di erent. First of all, I will be directly involved in the process and will work hard to set a new standard for good development practices in our area. Secondly, Chick-“ l-A has hired a more competent lawyer who will listen and work with the citizens of Mandarin to insure compatibility with the neighborhood. New site plans for the corner are currently being developed and should be available by the time you read this article. For all those interested in participating in the process, please contact me. Nothing will happen until July, meaning there is plenty of time to get involved. As many of you know, residential development is “ nally picking up again in Mandarin. Three new developments are in various stages of review by City Halls Planning Department. Recently, we have seen new subdivisions on Old St. Augustine Road, Bartram Park, Flynn and Hood Road. Again, if you have any comments about these new developments, please contact me. City Hall news: With the election more than two years away, the mayor is already seeking contributions for his re-election campaign. Quite frankly, if he would spend as much time working on city business as he does campaigning, our city would be a lot better o Interestingly enough, the mayor will probably get the million dollars he is seeking from donors, but many are holding their noses when writing the check, while at the same time looking for a suitable candidate to run against him. Here is another interesting tidbit about the mayors method of operation that was recently told to me by a prominent CEO. This particular CEO asked the mayor to visit with, and speak to, his sta about the issues facing our city and he was absolutely shocked by the mayors response. The mayor refused the invitation because the CEOs organization had not done enoughŽ for him yet and suggested other entities were doing more; therefore, the mayor did not have time for him or his employees. I have heard of many other incidents in which the mayor has made inappropriate comments, but never “ rst-hand like this. Needless to say this type of behavior and reasoning is unacceptable for any politician. I write about these issues with the mayor only because I have deep concern for the blatant lack of leadership we have at City Hall. The average citizen has no idea what is really going on and I think it is important to bring this to your attention. I am hopeful the media will begin to expose the mayors lack of leadership, along with his many other instances of inappropriate behavior. Politics is a strange business. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.to provide Mandarin and the city with an outstanding event. The many volunteers required to run the festival love working with Susie,Ž said Emily Lisska, Mandarin Community Club president. It just does not get any better for Mandarin and for each and every guest who enjoyed the festival. Dont miss next year when the Mandarin Community Club will host the 46th annual Mandarin Art Festival on Easter weekend 2014!Mandarin Arts Festival cont from pg 1 Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 5/31/13.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 5/31/13. See you at Metropolitan Park. Dont forget to check out our club; new members are always welcome. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will take a “ eld trip to tour Dr. Russ Snyders Gardens on May 14. Dr. Snyder is a Master Gardner and has beautiful gardens. The community is welcome to join the Dogwood Circle on this trip. Please contact Betty Waldrep at 571-6765 for additional information about the trip or for information about becoming a member of the Mandarin Garden Club. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program is now o ering a free class in Mandarin at Jacksonville Worship Center on Old St Augustine Road! The class will start Saturday, March 16 and meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Free workbook, water bottle, stress ball, and nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge or gum) will be provided. Please call early to register at 4820189. Visit our website at www. north” oridaahec.org. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Duval County Extension O ce is o ering a makeand-take rain barrel workshop on Thursday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Attendees will make their own 55 gallon plastic rain barrels to take home. You will learn how to connect a rain barrel to a rain garden and learn some important information on water conservation. The workshop will be located at 1010 North McDu Avenue. The cost is $45 per person to make a rain barrel or $5 for attendance only (no rain barrel). Pre-payment and registration is required for the barrel. Payment must be received by Thursday, May 3, with checks to be made to DCOHAC and sent to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N. McDu Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32254. You can also register with a credit card at http://rainbarrel050913.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited to 35 pre-paid registrations and there will be no walk-ins for make and take. For additional questions, please call 255-7450. Ecosystem gardening with Ginny Stibolt will be the next topic at the Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group general meeting, to be held on May 13 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. The program begins at 7:00 p.m.; social time will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Stibolt has just published Organic Methods of Vegetable Gardening. All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments are provided; please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876.This month, I was very pleased and honored to have an opportunity to preview the JEA Power Play exhibit two days prior to its o cial opening at the Jacksonville Museum of Science and History (MOSH). The new JEA Power Play exhibit gave us meaningful insight into the process of making electricity. Through their interactive touch-screen kiosks, we were able to learn about the di erent types of fuel that can be used to generate electricity (such as coal, natural gas, bio-gas, nuclear and solar), how each fuel type generator works and produces electricity and what it takes to power up MOSHtopia.Ž The exhibit also exposed us to energy conservation and a brief history of electricity. This is not just any run of the mill exhibit. Alongside what I have just described is the newly renovated JEA Science Theater, with brand new seating, lighting and audio/visual equipment that allows for more comfort and an exciting experience with live science experiments. The engineers on sta are very engaging and can tailor a lesson plan to any age group, kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond. This is a mustsee, for you will be given a performance that you will not soon forget. The JEA Power Play exhibit will be on permanent display for the next 10 years, with new enhancement expected every couple of years to bring about better and more informative interactions. If you have not already visited the new JEA Power Play exhibit and the newly renovated JEA Science Theater, I encourage you to do so. The experience is simply electrifying! If you have any questions or comments or would like to “ nd out more about the K-12 science curriculum developed by JEA, please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Ronald Reagan paid tribute to representative government when he called democracy the most deeply honorable government ever devised by man.Ž Our countrys embrace of the principle of representative government is embodied in the United States Congress, in the Florida Legislature and in the Jacksonville City Council. Although our City Council doesnt garner as much attention as Congress, the Jacksonville City Council matters because its the only legislative body focused entirely on Jacksonvilles issues. Our City Council … which legislates for the city with the largest population in Florida … consists of 19 members. Fourteen members hail from 14 distinct districts and promote the interests of their own districts. These 14 also depend solely on their districts voters for support. The other “ ve City Council members are at-large; they represent the entire community. These “ ve look out for Jacksonvilles interests and depend on every one of the citys voters for support. Some people think our City Council is too big and expensive and should be reduced by eliminating the “ ve at-large seats. Granted, we could amend our citys charter to do away with those “ ve at-large seats and we might even be able to save some money by doing so. But think for a minute: do we want to increase the concentration of power in the hands of a smaller number of people so we can jingle some extra change in our pockets? Do we want to decrease the number of elected representatives on the City Council so we can save a few bucks? Not only would the elimination of these “ ve atlarge seats diminish the only local form of representative government we have, but theres no proof that a smaller city council would make Jacksonville any more prosperous or improve the health of our neighborhoods, the local economy or the St. Johns River. Getting rid of the seats of the members who represent our entire city in an attempt to reduce spending would be like cutting o your nose to spite your face. Yes, reducing spending can be a good thing if the reduced spending serves a greater purpose, but common sense requires the bene“ ts of cutting spending to outweigh the overall costs. Cutting representative government … a form of government critical to our American identity … seems like a pretty hefty price to pay for some unknown bene“ t. And more importantly, reducing the size of our City Council wouldnt make our government more accessible and accountable. In fact, the opposite would be true: eliminating the “ ve atlarge seats would make it harder for us, the people, to in” uence our government. Weve been “ ghting against that since 1776. Dave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney whos 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. Its expensive, unnecessary and was created for all of the wrong reasons. Other than that, the fact Jacksonvilles City Council has 19 members is “ ne. Mandarin is actually represented by “ ve members of the City Council: Mandarin District 6 member Matt Schellenberg, plus at-large members Kimberly Daniels, John Crescimbeni, Stephen Joost, Greg Anderson and Robin Lumb. Last year, the City Council budget (all members and their sta and related expenses) was over $1.9 million. So, why is the City Council so large? Racism, in the 1960s. The Consolidated City of Jacksonville came into being on October 1, 1968 by combining the Jacksonville and Duval County separate governments into a single entity allegedly to improve the city tax base, provide better public services to county residents and have more e cient government. What was never said out loud was the city fathers feared Jacksonville could one day soon (horrors!) have a black mayor and majority black city council. Staving o that idea didnt work well, considering our current mayor, Alvin Brown and the more than one black City Council president weve had the past few decades. Carving Jacksonville up into 14 relatively small City Council districts and adding “ ve at-large, city-wide council seats which would be elected by everyone in the consolidated city, was supposed to help ensure white control of city government. Oops! That idea didnt work. So, here we are in the second decade of the 21st century, stuck with an extra and expensive “ ve members of the City Council. Its time to rework the City Council into a smaller, more e cient legislative body, by jettisoning all of the at-large seats and perhaps reduce the district members seats down to fewer than a dozen. Its time for Jacksonville to move away from many of the ill-conceived policies of the past which were mostly designed as racial barriers, as they were illconceived and counter-productive. Jacksonville is … and, for a long time has been … a fullyfunctioning, integrated city which is a good place to live. The racial grievance mongers will likely view this idea as an assault on the Valhalla of diversity, decrying anything they view as a reduction of representation. These people will always be amongst us and we need to look less at their protestations and more at what is best to lift everyone up in the city. Jacksonville citizens of every race can be more e ectively represented by a smaller, more e cient and more responsive city council. In a smaller group, every vote counts; City Council members cant make grandstanding protestŽ votes or ignore issues as easily as with a large city council. The census professionals tell us Jacksonville has a black population of 30 percent of total residents. We have a black mayor and have excellent black representation on our City Council. Jacksonville neighborhoods and schools are integrated. Jacksonvilles workforce is integrated. Jacksonville had Floridas “ rst black sheri not too long ago. Fix the City Council to get rid of one of the last vestiges of the discredited 1960s. 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.Dear Editor, I would like to comment on Councilperson Matt Schellenbergs latest contribution on diversity. Schellenbergs opinion seems to be that diversity is some evil mantra crammed down our throats by the government.Ž He should check Websters: the condition of having or being composed of di ering elements: variety; especially: the inclusion of di erent types of people.Ž That doesnt sound so bad. The goal of diversity is not to just pick some incompetent person because he or she is black, white, Jewish, Hispanic, Muslim, etc. The purpose is to look into those groups who have been historically excluded and “ nd competent people among them to include and to seek those from various groups to broaden the views of the particular organization. It sounds like Schellenberg would be happy to have a Human Rights Commission, for example, entirely composed of angry old white guys because he thinks they are the most competent. I “ nd it ironic that his message of exclusion is ended with a God bless,Ž invoking the greatest champion of inclusion. Bill ArmstrongPolitical CommentaryReducing size of Council is cutting o nose to spite faceBy David MiltonPolitical CommentaryThe size of Jacksonvilles City Council is racistBy J. Bruce RichardsonLetter to the Editor

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! Dear Editor, In the April 2013 edition of the Mandarin NewsLine, Sheri Rutherford, in his column The Sheri Reports,Ž stated, Did you know that as a motorist you are required to pass a bicyclist on the roadways with a three foot barrier and they are allowed to ride up to two-abreast in the right lane of the roadway, with tra c?Ž Actually, state law says that Persons riding two abreast may not impede tra c when traveling at less than normal speed of tra c at the time and place and under the conditions then existing ...Ž (Title XXIII, Chapter 316.2065 (6)). Meaning, while bicyclists may ride two-abreast, they may not do so while slowing down the tra c of motor vehicles. The sheri s comment in Mandarin NewsLine is inaccurate, incomplete and incorrectly implores motor vehicle drivers to cede their rights to a highway of free ” owing tra c that is not impeded by extremely slow moving vehicles. Will Sheri Rutherford please correct his comments to the Mandarin community and to the Jacksonville community at large concerning the responsibilities of bicyclists? Glenn Ellison Often well-meaning people o er views on diversity borne of reasoning errors. Councilman Schellenbergs contribution in Aprils Mandarin NewsLine is one such example. As a professor who teaches ethics, cultural diversity, critical thinking and logic and sociology, I encounter such errors often. Hiring the best person for the job, regardless of race or gender, seems righteous. And it is. But the implication that supporting diversity is mutually exclusive of this goal is erroneous. Schellenberg suggests that better quali“ ed candidates are rejected because they do not “ ll a quota. This is incorrect. Diversity e orts are not predicated on excluding top candidates. Diversity programs compel to fairness even the most unwilling, like the use of the National Guard to force governors to comply with anti-segregation e orts. Black students were not too inferior for white schools. Instead, segregated schools were the result of long entrenched systems of denying access. There is absolutely no basis in a rmative action/diversity e orts to accept substandard candidates. Assuming so does a disservice to many quali“ ed people, including our mayor, who were aided by cultural changes that arose … in whole or in part … by forcing diversity. Schellenbergs sports analogy that draws a comparison between sports and politics is also ” awed. To be clear, it was the force of law on equal access that even allows this analogy. Government enforcement to end bias changed access. Laws like Title IX gave women access to collegiate sports scholarships. This is a clear example of why we must insist on diversity. To use the sports analogy correctly, one must acknowledge inequities that remain. Competitors already in the arena have been running relays for centuries. The newest competitors arrive without that bene“ t. Yes, they can now run. But theyre many laps behind. Catching up takes a long view. If a rmative action truly is tantamount to o ering opportunities and preference to people based on gender or skin color, then the country already experienced approximately 200 years of forced preference for white Europeans like Schellenberg. Diversity e orts are essential„not to prove that people arent racist or sexist„but because government, unlike sports, is a representative force. It must serve as a model of egalitarianism. Government o cials make laws that impact the lives of their constituents and use the police power of the state to carry them out. Sports does not. Social science has proven that daily interaction between di erent kinds of people, working side by side, neutralizes all the isms.Ž Diversity cannot be ignored as a new mantra.Ž Nor does it mean our councilman is a racist. Schellenberg just misunderstands diversity programs. Meeting with the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, phenomenal people who educate on the importance of diversity, could help. Schellenberg might be surprised to learn how many people are discriminated against daily based on gender, sexual orientation and race„not quali“ cations or ability. Schellenbergs intentions are likely honorable. Unfortunately, his conclusion is erroneous. Following its 61st annual meeting on March 28, 2013, the VyStar Credit Union board of directors announced the following election results. Michael Cascone, Eric J. Hat“ eld and William C. Vivian have been elected to three year terms on the VyStar Credit Union board of directors. In addition, Brian J. Roche was appointed to the board to ful“ ll the remaining term of Esther Schultz who retired after serving 32 years on the VyStar board of directors and was named Director Emeritus. The executive committee of the board was selected as follows: chairman, George R Berry; vice chairman, P.E. (Ted) Hewitt; treasurer, P. Kem Siddons and secretary, Michael Cascone. VyStars board of directors appointed Victor Blackshear to the “ ve-member audit committee to replace Alfred C. Seablom Letter to the EditorOpinion: Rebuttal to From the City Council Members DeskSchellenberg gets it quite wrongBy Contributing Writer Cathleen Jensen-Gall Credit unions board of directors announces election results and executive committeewho retired after 40 years of service and Stephen Smith to replace Brian Roche. VyStar Credit Unions nineperson volunteer board of directors provides strategic direction and policy setting and oversees the management of the credit union for its members. need customers?886-4949 Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons ~~200 hour training/ new class!~~Prenatal Yoga Classes starting in May! Spring Cleaning Detox in May ~ 200 hour Training: July 3 Week Intensive July 8-27 ~ August 9 week end Training~~ www.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 ~~500 hour teacher training~~Workshops/ 500 hour training ~ Bhakti 40 Hr. 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As I explained in earlier articles, I suggested that we use R. Freeman Butts Twelve Tables of CivismŽ as the foundational principles for our discussion of civics issues in our community. Last month I discussed his “ rst two principles, justice and freedom. Remember also that Butts structured these principles as countervailing ideas under two headings. Unum lists principles necessary for promoting the general social welfare. Pluribus lists principles necessary for protecting the blessings of individual liberty. This month we examine the principles equality (unum) and diversity (pluribus). As we see from the list of ethnic groups above, civil con” ict among democratic peoples is not rare. In fact, diversity itself fosters much of the worlds civil con” ict. However, diversity is a positive attribute to society. Without it, technology, art and other valuable social assets would be stagnated. Consider Americans in the early English colonies. Without the assistance of the Indians, early settlers would surely have perished. The importation of enslaved Africans, their understanding of tropical agriculture and, of course, their labor, made possible the development of the colonies “ rst major cash crops, tobacco, rice and cotton. Even among the English, extreme diversity existed in religion, class, education and heritage. But we know all too well the serious con” icts that arose as a result of these diversities. Our di erences foster prosperity, progress and inspiration while also creating division, hatred and violence. Butts countervailing principle to diversity is equality. He asks whether our democratic ambition of equality means that all individuals are equal or that all are to be treated equally. Of course we can wish that all were equal. But obvious inequalities exist in strengths, skills, talents and aptitudes. So we must, then, assume that all are to be treated as equal. We have institutionalized unequal treatment of people that most of us, if not all, would agree are necessary. Just consider the limited rights of minors, criminals and non-citizens. More problematic, though, is our historical unequal treatment of people based on ethnicity, religion, gender, etc. But even in our best e orts to right those wrongs, we still struggle with such issues as immigration, homosexual rights, rich versus poor and many other equality issues. So, lets end as we began. Consider the following local circumstances: the need for wider roads versus property rights, land and water usage versus conservation, charter schools versus public schools; and LGBT equality rights. In each of these and other issues, the interests of the individual and the public are in direct con” ict. Friends, civic con” ict is inevitable. Civility is imperative.Budget Blinds of Orange Park began operations in February 2013, serving Mandarin, Beauclerc, San Jose, Orange Park, Fleming Island and Middleburg. The company is a franchised location owned and operated by Frances, Art and Rachael Shults. The company proudly provides window coverings to local homeowners and businesses, o ering complimentary in-home consultations, precise measuring and professional installation services. Budget Blinds size and expertise enables them to get preferential pricing from leading manufacturers that they pass along to our clients. They o er the full range of window covering products including hard window treatments (blinds, shades and shutters), soft treatments (draperies, panels, valances, roman shades) and specialized products (rugs, faux iron and window “ lm). Additionally they o er the best warranties in the industry. The Budget Blinds of Orange Park and Mandarin concept is unique in that consumers can shop where their windows are … at home. Style consultants Frances and Rachael Shults bring the showroom into consumers homes so they can better determine what works best with their existing decor. The Shultses have extensive product knowledge and constantly receive on-going product training. As a franchise, they are fully supported by Budget Blinds corporate o ce and their manufacturers. Art Shults left corporate life and Frances Shults left retirement to start this business. To make it truly a family business they added their daughter, Rachael Shults, a recent Savannah College of Art and Design graduate in architecture and interior design. Frances and Rachael Shults love design and helping customers “ nd the perfect match for their budget. Art Shults runs the back o ce operations. Based in Orange, California, Budget Blinds was founded in 1992 and currently boasts over 850 franchise territories serving nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Budget Blinds is recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, is excited to announce Dr. Keith Ashley will be speaking at the Third Thursday lecture, to be held on May 16, 2013. Dr. Ashley will be lecturing on Timucua people, using his research from recent archaeological excavations by the E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictThird Thursday Lecture topic announced Window treatment company brings showroom to youUniversity of North Florida to discuss the three time periods in Timucuan history. First, around AD 1000 when local natives were involved in far-reaching trade networks that brought exotic items of copper, stone and other minerals to northeastern Florida. Second, the sixteenth century Mocama-speaking Timucua who encountered the French and Spanish in the 1560s. Third, life of the Timucua beneath the Spanish Mission bell in the 1600s. Please join us at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 11247 Mandarin Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. The lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge but donations are accepted. If you xate on the worst-case scenario, and it actually happens youve lived it twice.~Michael J. Fox

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LAW OFFICE. BANKRUPTCY. FAMILY LAW, WILLS, PROBATE. Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com UP TO 70%* OFF CLEARANCE Save Storewide on Lighting, Fans, Accessories and Furniture*Sale ends May 31. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only. Ja ck so n Shop our BIGGEST SALE of the year!Hurry, Quantities Limited The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for March 2013. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined. Its not a blip in the market: the housing market in Northeast Florida continues to strengthen. Through the end of March, 4,541 homes have sold in 2013. That year to date “ gure is 19.2 percent higher than the same period in 2012. In March alone, 1,687 homes were sold, a 9.5 percent increase over last March. Steady increases in sales price are marching along in conjunction with sales. The $139,650 median sales price year to date is 16.4 percent higher than the $120,000 year to date price in 2012. In March, the median price was $140,250, a 9.6 percent increase from a year ago. There were 2,375 pending sales in March (those in which a contract has been written but the sale has not closed). That “ gure is 41.2 percent higher than last Marchs 1,682 pending sales. Year to date, pending sales are up 37.7 percent. The shrinking number of homes for sale continues to be keenly watched. There were 7,825 homes in inventory in March, down 31.9 percent from last Marchs 11,488. The sharply reduced inventory means that there is now only 4.5 months of supply on hand, down 43.8 percent from this time last year. A “ veto six-month supply is considered a balanced market. Another shrinking component is the percentage of lendermediated property sales. Of the 1,687 total March sales, there were 1,012 traditional sales and 675 (40 percent) lender-mediated sales. The share of lender-mediated properties among new listings that entered the market in March is even more noteworthy. For these and numerous other real estate market statistics, take advantage of the free market reports available on the Newsroom | Market Stats tab of www.NEFAR.com.Events like the explosions at the Boston Marathon and in West, Texas and the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School might naturally cause kids to worry that something similar might happen to them or their loved ones. It also can make them fear some aspect of daily life „ like going to school „ that they never worried about before. Reports on shootings, attacks, natural disasters and child abductions also can teach kids to view the world as a confusing, threatening or unfriendly place. How can you deal with these disturbing stories and images? Talking to your kids about what they watch or hear will help them put frightening information into a reasonable context. How kids perceive the news: Unlike movies or entertainment programs, news is real. But depending on their age or maturity level, kids might not yet understand the distinctions between fact and fantasy. By the time kids reach seven or eight, however, what they see on TV can seem all too real. For some youngsters, the vividness of a sensational news story can be internalized and transformed into something that might happen to them. A child watching a news story about a bombing on a bus or a subway might worry, Could I be next? Could that happen to me?Ž Natural disasters or stories of other types of devastation can be personalized in the same manner. A child in New Mexico who sees a house being swallowed by ” oods from a hurricane in Louisiana may spend a sleepless night worrying about whether his home will be ok in a rainstorm. A child in Chicago, seeing news about an attack on subways in London, might get scared about using public transportation around town. TV has the e ect of shrinking the world and bringing it into our own living rooms. By concentrating on violent stories, TV news also can promote a meanworldŽ syndrome and give kids an inaccurate view of what the world and society are actually like. Talking about the news: To calm childrens fears about the news, parents should be prepared to deliver the truth, but only as much truth as a child needs to know. The key is to be honest and help kids feel safe. Theres no need to go into more details than your child is interested in. Although its true that some things „ like a natural disaster „ cant be controlled, parents should still give kids space to share their fears. Encourage them to talk openly about what scares them. If children are showing more extreme reactions to traumatic events, parents can help by maintaining their childs regular routine and modeling good coping. Do some fun activities together to provide distraction, encourage positive thoughts, or practice deep breathing to relax,Ž said Lisa M. Buckloh, Ph.D., psychologist at Nemours Childrens Clinic. Older kids are less likely to accept an explanation at face value. Their budding skepticism about the news and how its produced and sold might mask anxieties they have about the stories it covers. If older kids are bothered about a story, help them cope with these fears. An adults willingness to listen sends a powerful message. Teens also can be encouraged to consider why a frightening or disturbing story was on the air: Was it to increase the programs ratings because of its sensational value or because it was truly newsworthy? In this way, a scary story can be turned into a worthwhile discussion about the role and mission of the news. Tips for parents: Keeping an eye on kids TV news habits can go a long way toward monitoring the content of what they hear and see. Having a family disaster plan and involving children in practicing the plan can also help them feel more safe and secure,Ž suggests Dr. Buckloh. Other tips: € Recognize that news doesnt have to be driven by disturbing pictures. Public TV programs, newspapers or newsmagazines speci“ cally designed for kids can be less sensational „ and less upsetting „ ways of getting information to children. € Discuss current events with your child regularly. Its important to help kids think through stories they hear about. Ask questions: What do you think about these events? How do you think these things happen? These questions can encourage conversation about non-news topics too. € Put news stories in proper context. Showing that certain events are isolated or explaining how one event relates to another helps kids make better sense of what they hear. Broaden the discussion from a disturbing news item to a larger conversation: Use the story of a natural disaster as an opportunity to talk about philanthropy, cooperation and the ability of people to cope with overwhelming hardship. € Watch the news with your kids to “ lter inappropriate or frightening stories. Anticipate when guidance will be necessary and avoid shows that are too graphic and inappropriate for your childs age or level of development. € If youre uncomfortable with the content of the news or if its inappropriate for your childs age, turn it o € Talk about what you can do to help. After a tragic event, kids may gain a sense of control and feel more secure if you help them “ nd ways to help those a ected by the tragedy or honor those who died.How to talk to children about the news NEFAR Releases March 2013 real estate sales statistics

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 295 Mandarin Rd. Mandarin Rd.Loretto Rd. Loretto Rd.San Jose Blvd. Ricky Dr. Ricky Dr.San Jose Blvd. www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events Learn the Secrets to Bladder Health Jeanette Micelotta, MPT Physical Therapist Women’s Health Specialist May is Healthy Vision Month and Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the National Eye Institute (NEI) recognize the importance of maintain healthy vision. Melanie Javier, O.D., optometrist at Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, It is my job as an eye care provider to encourage patients to schedule an annual eye exam. An annual comprehensive eye exam can detect common vision related problems as well as signi“ cant eye diseases, some which may not even have any warning signs.Ž She continues, Your eyes are an important part of your overall health, so here are a few tips from the NEI on preserving your sight.Ž 1.) Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam: While you may think your vision is healthy, only with a comprehensive dilated eye exam will you be completely sure. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. 2.) Know your familys eye health history: Its important to know if you have a hereditary eye disease or are at high risk for developing an eye condition. 3.) Eat properly: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and “ sh high in omega-3 fatty acids, are good for your eyes. 4.) Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions that can lead to vision loss. 5.) Wear protective eyewear: It is important that you protect your eyes with protective eyewear which includes safety glasses/goggles, safety shields and eye guards. 6.) Dont smoke: Research has shown an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract and optic nerve damage (all which can lead to blindness). 7.) Wear sunglasses: Make sure to protect your eyes from the suns UV-A and UV-B rays. 8.) Rest your eyes: If you sit at a computer all day„give your eyes a rest. Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 secondsƒ.the 20-20-20 rule. It reduces eyestrain. Dr. Javier concludes, Early detection of any eye disease is so important, so if you havent had an eye exam in the past year, schedule one today.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK Surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!May is Healthy Vision Month Ancient Oaks cont. from pg. 1 are infused with fresh herbs and ” owers such as lavender. All her soaps are made with oil or castor oil to suds up. Just down the way you can get the buzz on honey from Don Peppers at Queen Bee Company. Peppers quips that the business is named after the real Queen Bee,Ž his wife Joanne. They are bee keepers right here in Mandarin. A chat with Peppers is very rewarding as his knowledge of bee keeping and honey is immense. Varieties of honey they derive from their hives and others around the state include Orange Blossom and Tupelo, but what really makes their selection special is the Black Mangrove Honey. It is a mild yet tasty honey. Elizabeth Bacher can be found o ering tastes of an old southern favorite, cheese straws. She uses a recipe from her youth in Mississippi. She became a resident of Mandarin over 30 years ago. Joan Madison o ers Spirit-FilledŽ jewelry at Journey Jewelry by Joan. She features handmade Pandorastyle bracelets and necklaces, custom-made while you wait or from her display. Amber Tompkins can be found displaying her Sweet Creations.Ž They are beautiful homemade cupcakes she bakes for all occasions. At the Blue Sky Village market tent you will “ nd The Cheese ManŽ Bob Ortiz and his collection of cheeses you just wont “ nd in any local market. He is speci“ cally renowned for his fresh cheese curds from Wisconsin. Chef Phil Brown will de“ nitely help you kick-it-up a notch with his Badass BBQ Sauce,Ž made from 23 ingredients and Datil peppers. At Thirty-One Gifts you will “ nd Casey Sheely displaying stylish, functional products. Thirty-One Gifts is an organization based on Proverbs 31:25, to empower women and strengthen families. Sue Harvey can be found selling Scentsey Wickless Candles. Dan Rameri is under the tent right next door selling his Raneris Gourmet Steak Sauces. Youll “ nd Mike Blajian surrounded by the swirling arms of his homemade whirly-gigs. Ancient Oaks cont. on pg. 13 Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.com

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PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 Food and Fun 9825 San Jose Blvd.www.pompeiicoalredpizza.net $5 OFFwith purchase of $35 of more!The oven at Pompeii is fueled by wood & coal. The result is an extremely hot re that produces a pizza with a distinct avor. The pizza has a light smokey, barbecued avor. Its a dierent kind of pizza.Valid from 4-close. Limited time only. Must mention when ordering. Call us to cater your event! Pompeii Coal Fired Pizza Order Online FiveStarPizza.com 262-9590Your community Pizza Shop in the Outback Plaza 99¢ FREE Garlic Rolls or Pepperoni Rolls with the Purchase of an 18Ž XLarge 2 Topping Pizza for only $13.99 Limited time only. Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late Delivery Available! Whether you are of German descent and crave the real thingŽ or a Martha Stewarttype who loves to cook European theme dinners, you can celebrate the opening of Patricks German Foods! Patrick Aufermann came to America four years ago, “ rst landing in the Tampa area. He immediately noticed the limited access of authentic German foods and supplies to cook with. He visited Jacksonville and felt that this was the place and now was the time to open an establishment to supply imported goods from Germany. So he established his “ rst gourmet German food store on the corner of Baymeadows Road and Kings Road. I say “ rst because his ultimate goal is to open several of these stores! German vendors ship goods to Aufermann daily. He is very proud of his collection of German sausages which come from a Chicago German meat company. Some of his selection includes Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Thueringer and Leberkaest, which is a popular pork meatloaf type product. The store carries many imported baking mixes for cakes, cookies and breads. His shelves also hold an assortment of boxed cookies and biscuits. Seasoning mixes for many popular German dishes are available too. Fresh baked bread is in the freezer section to include rye, whole grain, Black Bread and breakfast rolls for weekend brunches. To go along with breakfast there is an impressive collection of cereals and jams, cheese and smoked salmon too. Dark German beers are loaded on the shelves; Aufermann says he has 10 di erent varieties at this time. Sodas are also available to include the popular Fanta and Mezzo Mix drinks. German ground co ee is stocked for those ca eine lovers. The candy section is phenomenal! Chocolates of every kind imaginable are imported; also the famous Haribo Candies are carried and right now there are 30 di erent ” avors. Gift boxes of precious chocolates can also be purchased. Baby food and body products can be found on the back wall, along with popular imported German magazines. Pompeii Coal Fired Pizza is a locally owned and familyoperated restaurant. Pompeii “ rst opened its doors in October, 2006 on Park Avenue in Orange Park. We feel like we brought a di erent kind of pizzas to the neighborhood by using a coal “ red oven„something very rare. Our coal “ red oven uses no type of gas or electricity. Every morning we use oak wood to reach our temperature of 850 degrees then add the coal, which actually maintains the temperature and gives a smoky charred taste. The type of coal we use is a hard coal from northern Pennsylvania called Anthracite, the longest burning coal. We take pride in using fresh vegetables and the best cheese and sauce in the market to provide a good product to our valued patrons. We have a wide variety of gourmet pizzas such as our fresh mozzarella tomato pie, our Bianca pizza and a buffalo chicken pizza. We also have chicken wings that we cook in our coal “ red oven„baked, not fried„that is marinated for 24 hours in fresh herbs and spices. We also have a good selection of salads, pastas, sandwiches, calzones and stromboli. We recently just added a new addition to the Orange Park location the Pompeii Lounge, a laid-back relaxing environment where people can come in and enjoy live music, hookahs, board games, food, beer and wine until 2:00 a.m. This is something that we are very excited to bring to the Mandarin location in the near future. We have a wide selection of beer and wine and craft drafts. The Mandarin location has been open for seven months on San Jose Boulevard and we are very excited to get acquainted with the community and bring our unique concept to Mandarin!Pizza restaurant uses unique cooking method Patricks German Foods is the real thingBy Donna Keathley A trip to Patricks is a German gastronomical delight! The actual address is 5111 Baymeadows Road and the store is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; all major credit cards are accepted. Opening a new restaurant? Have restaurant news?Call 886-4919 to be included in Food and Fun!

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Check with us rst for the NEWEST ITEMS & LOWEST PRICES In the Business of Building Businesses Since 1894John O’Dell & AssociatesWe represent over 700 suppliers Custom imprinting on thousands of items for Business, Fund Raising, Organizations, Schools, Sports, Events Call 904-322-0383E-mail: jodell3@ymail.com Member Visit us at www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com Twitter @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRSTCOMMUNITY SATURDAYS Walk or bike the path of the Great Fire of 1901, enjoy kids activities, ery foods and live music Riverfront exercise classes begin at 10 a.m.See us behind the Times-Union Center May 4 !300 Water St., Downtown on the Northbank Riverwalk Your voice tells the story. Legacy For You is a new business concept in crafting your life stories. A recent survey reports that less than 1 percent of people are intentional about creating the gift of legacy. Why? Because life priorities steal the necessary time to plan. Legacy For You o ers The Legacy Matters ProgramŽ which is designed as a gift of a lifetime for you and for your family. Individuals have the ability to capture the essence of their life in a few easy hours. A person chooses “ ve life de“ ning photographs to share thoughts, interests, values and emotions. These photos may include cultural traditions, recipes and hobbies. A Certi“ ed Legacy Advisor meets with you to establish a personal account and record stories linked to the photographs. Your voice is captured telling your story. Your Talking PhotosŽ are then stored in a cloud based, safe, secure family history library. Increased cloud storage is available also. Privacy settings are selected and links are sent to family members as desired. The process is simple and easy as a Certi“ ed Legacy Advisor does the work. Realizing time is a factor in all of our lives, the Legacy Matters Program is fashioned to be completed in about one and a half hours. It is relatively inexpensive and is a unique and perfect gift for any type of occasion: Mothers Day, Fathers Day, birthdays and all special celebrations. Legacy For You also o ers other services and gift certi“ cates. Its Your Legacy„Pass It On! Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Sometime during the spring each year, one begins to see references to the upcoming annual celebration of the art of jazz„The Jacksonville Jazz Festival. This year, in mid February, Mayor Alvin Brown announced the plans for the 2013 Festival which will be held May 23 through 26. To quote the mayor, The Jazz Festival is a signature event for our city and a reason for each of us to be proud. Its an opportunity for friends and families to get together and see our Downtown at its best and my administration is proud to present a lineup of world class entertainment at no cost for general admission.Ž The festival was started in the early 1980s by then-mayor Jake Godbold and his aide Mike Tolbert. It was originally held in Mayport and was seen as an event to help the struggling “ shing industry. An unexpected crowd of 25,000 showed up and after an additional year when the audience increased even more, it was moved to the newly opened Metropolitan Park. In 1985, the sponsorship was turned over to WJCT and was used by them as a fundraiser for a number of years. Unfortunately costs had risen over time and WJCT found it necessary to withdraw their sponsorship. This resulted in there being no festival in 2001 and 2002. In 2003 however, the city of Jacksonville resurrected the event featuring renowned artists. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is now recognized as the second largest jazz festival in the nationŽ according to Superpages. So what do we have to look forward to this year? Events will take place at the Swingin Stage on Monroe Street, the Groovin Stage at Hemming Plaza and the Breezin Stage at the Jacksonville Landing. On May 23, the Jazz Piano Competition, which has been a tradition for 20 years, will be held at the Florida Theatre. It will feature young jazz pianists who will showcase their talents for cash awards and the opportunity and honor of playing a featured set at the concert in Metropolitan Park on May 25. Professional performers will include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, BWB featuring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown, as well as Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Gregory Porter, Poncho Sanchez and the Yellow Jackets. Additionally, the Jacksonville Hall of Fame will recognize artists who have made a positive impact on Jazz in Jacksonville as well as the Youth Jazz Talent Showcase which will provide young singers and musicians between the ages of seven and 21 the opportunity to compete for recognition. Also featured will be Art in the Heart Downtown,Ž a showcase of the work of talented artists that will be open and available to attendees. Leading up to all of this was the unveiling by Mayor Brown of the 2013 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Commemorative Poster. Entitled Jax Beat Jumpin,Ž it was created by local prestigious designer and illustrator Mike Barnhart and will be available for purchase. There is so much more that will be taking place that it is impossible to cover it all. You can, however, get more information on the web at www. JaxJazzFest.com. It is believed viruses and bacteria cause approximately 18 percent of cancers worldwide. Human papillomaviruses (HPV), hepatitis B and C and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are some of the infections most commonly associated with cancer. While it is important to note that coming into contact with an infection-causing agent does not mean you will end up with cancer, we do know certain viruses cause genetic changes in cells that can lead to cancer in some individuals. Epstein-Barr was the “ rst human virus directly linked to cancer and is associated with lymphomas and other cancers. HPV can also increase the risk of speci“ c cancers including cervical, head and neck and some skin cancers. We also know those with hepatitis B are 100 times more likely to develop liver cancer than those without the virus. H. pylori infections are associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer and some lymphomas. Salmonella typhi bacteria, found in contaminated food and water, are thought to increase the risk of gallbladder cancer. But while some bacteria are associated with an increased cancer risk, there is also growing evidence that certain species of bacteria may actually play a protective or curative role in others. The same H. pylori that Talking photos give virtual immortality EncoreAll that Jazz: The Jacksonville Jazz FestivalBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityViruses and bacteria, causing cancer?By Contributing Writer Scot Ackerman, MD, First Coast Oncology causes stomach cancer in one individual may actually reduce the risk of esophageal cancer in another. Researchers continue to explore the complicated connection between viruses, bacteria and cancer in the hope it will eventually lead to improvements in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. For more information, please contact info@“ rstcoastoncology.com.Happy Mother’s Day! From your friends at Mandarin NewsLine! Save the Date!WHAT: Mandarin Relay for Life WHEN: May 4, 2013For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mandarinfl

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CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check’ too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com H H H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d d a a g g e e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d e e n n s s F F F F F F u u n n e e r r a a l l l l l l l H H H H H H o o m m e e o o f f f f f f f M M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNE R AL HOMES & C EMETE R IES On a beautiful spring day in March, 75 members of the Mandarin Womens Club met for their annual Spring Fashion Show and luncheon. The meeting was held at Ramada Inn on Hartley Road. Eight ladies from the club modeled fashions from Stein Mart and the shows MC was Donna Keathley from Stein Mart.The Mandarin Womens Club is a social organization which gives all the women of the area an opportunity to meet new friends. The club has been around since 1988 and meets the fourth Thursday of every month at The Ramada Inn. They have an array of activities and outings available for the membership to participate in each month and special holiday social plans are held seasonally. The club is open to all women and once annual dues are paid, members may join in any activities held by the club. For additional information about the club, please contact Diane Frisco at 880-5354. On March 17, River Garden completed its capital campaign, Building Our FutureƒTogether, raising over $7,660,000. During the agencys annual meeting, Martin A. Goetz, River Garden CEO, gave a special thank you to honorary chairs, Linda and David Stein, who made a lead gift of $1 million and chairs Susan DuBow and Sandy Zimmerman. The funds raised enabled the agency to add a 10,000 square-foot addition, to grow its out-patient services, including The Therapy Center and Adult Day Care programs. In the next few months River Garden Senior Services Home Healthcare program will expand as well as a result of the campaign. The success of our campaign is due to the relationship River Garden has with everyone who walks through our doors,Ž says development director, Kathy Osterer. Our commitment to treat every client and their families with dignity and respect is River Gardens number one priority.Ž River Garden is nationally recognized as a system of services for aging adults and their families. River Garden was ranked one of the Best Nursing Homes in the United States by US News & World Report last month. This prestigious status re” ects River Gardens 5-star ranking for overall performance in health inspections, nurse sta ng and quality of medical care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes.Mandarin Womens Club enjoys spring fashions Capital campaign successfully completed A brief stop for a snack of homemade Mediterranean food by Elisabeth Dionisi and then it is on to visit Melissa Elliott and Brittany Graham and their Snickerpoodles, which are all natural homemade treats for your furry friends. Before returning to pick out your vegetables, a stop must be made to view and appreciate the art of Julie Fetzer, who has become a special arts resident of Mandarin. She has contributed her artist talents to yearly promotions for the Mandarin Art Festival. Now grab a bag and load up on some of that great produce o ered by Amy and Todd Drew. They are the motivating force behind the Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market. Todd Drew said his reason for bringing everyone together is, I believe in sustainable, small, local businesses and promoting entrepreneurial spirit.Ž Come out and support these local entrepreneurs on Sundays: May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August, opening again on September 1 and every other Sunday. You have to get one of those carrots!Ancient Oaks cont. from pg. 10 W W W WWWVisit our website: Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research 904-730-0166 www.jaxresearch.com Meningococcal disease type B (MnB) is caused by a certain type of bacteria that can make your adolescent very sick. No vaccine to prevent MnB is currently available. Your adolescent (ages 10-18) may be eligible to take part in a clinical trial* to test an investigational vaccine for MnB.* A clinical trial is a carefully managed study done by doctors to learn more about potential new medicines and treatments.  An investigational vaccine is an unapproved vaccine that is being tested in a clinical trial. We’re Building Something SpecialEpiscopal Early Learning Academy at San Jose opens August 2013 At Episcopal Early Learning Academy you will “ nd a home-like environment that is warm and inviting. Nurturing early childhood professionals provide a sense of security that encourages children age 6 weeks-VPK to explore and investigate the world around them. Now Pre-Registering!Visit our website at episcopalearlylearning.com for updates on construction progress and admissions. 904-674-6222 Summer Camp & Activities Guide The Martin J. Gottlieb Day School (MJGDS ) participated in its own Martys Run during physical education classes the last week in March. Martys 5K Run was developed to raise money for Memories of Love, a foundation that creates joyful memories for children whose parents have a life-threatening illness. Memories of Love, with the help of partners and sponsors, sends an entire family for “ ve days to Orlando for a fun“ lled vacation far removed from medical bills, therapy and hospital visits. Co-founded by Martys father, Mel Gottlieb and Henri Landwirth, this foundation is a legacy to the simplicity of a good man, who loved his family, his country, lived a very short, but very full life and is remembered with love. MJGDS students re” ected in class and wrote on a red heart the person they were running for and later they posted the hearts to a bulletin board in the hallway. Some students ran for loved ones who passed away, some ran for ill family members and some ran for Marty Gottlieb. MJGDS will be presenting a check to Memories of Love for $750 raised by the Knesset, the schools student government. The students decided early in the school year that Memories of Love would be their philanthropic project for the year and have worked very hard to raise the money. To view a short trailer of the day, go to www.vimeo. com/62991774. Summer is only a few short weeks away! Mandarin NewsLine would like to suggest the following camps and programs for you to consider for the kids this summer: Looking for camp, intensive dance or classes? Mark Spivaks Summer Program o ers Fun Dance Camp that attracts children back year after year! Creative kids thrive in our dance and arts based camp. We aim to teach your child di erent styles of dance, dance history, visual and performing arts, as well as physical “ tness. Let your child explore his or her creativity. We strive to support each campers individual needs in a safe supportive environment. We are proud to state that many of our campers return year after year! Afternoon dance and gymnastics classes are o ered with Intensive Summer Dance from July 8-11. Our professional sta will be ready for students who are willing to work hard and get ready for the new dance year. www. markspivak.com. Excitement awaits day campers (ages four through 13) as they report to their air-conditioned cabins on the beautiful 26-acre St. Johns Country Day School campus. Campers participate in a variety of activities including swimming, arts and crafts, computers, team sports and games, excursions and special events. Campers enjoy the use of St. Johns 25-yard swimming pool, athletic “ elds and equipment, “ ne arts resources, air-conditioned gymnasium, computer laboratory and shower and locker facilities. St. Johns also features specialized Adventure Camps (ages “ ve through 13) in art, band, basketball, cheerleading, computer technology, cooking, dance, “ shing, football, karate, moviemaking, robotics, soccer, volleyball and more. Adventure Camps may be taken individually or combined with the Day Camp program. Information and registration: www.sjcds.net/summer. There are many summer activities at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School. Do you want your pre-schooler to have fun, but still maintain their pre-academic skills? Our summer preschool sessions are just what you are looking for! Our Summer Camp for kindergarten through “ fth grade o ers a caring, small group environment where campers enjoy activities that encourage growth for the whole child. This years theme is Citizens of America, featuring inside and outside games, arts and crafts and weekly afternoon “ eld trips to the Mandarin campus for “ shing, canoeing and water fun. Children with special needs are evaluated on an individual basis. Research shows children can lose two to three months of what they learned during school over summer months and that continuing academic practice can stop the loss or even improve academic achievement. www. sotwls.com At CCA the mission is clear....to make disciples, more disciples and better disciples through excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. To Christs Church Academy class of 2013... congratulations! Whether a student chooses to enter full-time ministry or becomes a leader in the board room, we know CCA graduates are impacting the world. Join us in celebrating the success stories behind the following college acceptances for the Class of 2013: 25 percent of the senior class was accepted to the University of Florida, as well as FSU, UCF, FAU, USF, Stetson, Samford University, Southeastern University, Clemson, Auburn, Baylor, Furman, JU, Florida Gulf Coast University, Valdosta State, Biola University, Azusa Paci“ c University, Flagler, University of Tulsa, Rollins, Birmingham Southern, Belmont Abbey, Liberty, Cederville, Milligan, Florida Southern and Santa Fe College. MJGDS donates to Memories of Love FoundationBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day SchoolWhat to do with the children this summer?Featured Summer Camps and Activities 2013 Featured activities cont. on pg. 15got news?editor@thecreekline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 DAY CAMP AGES 4 13 Mark Spivaks Summer Dance Program $10 OFF Bring in this AdExp: May 18, 2013Intensive Dance Workshop ~ July 8-11, 2013 Fun Dance Summer Camp 3 Sessions 2 weeks each ~ June 17-July 25 Summer Dance Classes Start June 17 Dance & Arts Camp Fruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13 Located half mile from PublixJulington Creek 230-7778106 Julington Plaza Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 One Block North of Crown Point Summer Camp & Activities Guide Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex o ers the coolest camp experience with ice skating and hockey camps. Learn to Skate camps are ideal for any level skater„ especially “ rst timers! Before and after care is available as well as lunch programs o ering several nutritious choices. Camp weeks are all themed, so whether your child comes for one or all, the experience will be unique. Each week ends with an ice show where campers show o their new skills to family and friends. For more experienced skaters, we o er elite camps during select weeks. All camps are sta ed by quali“ ed coaches and counselors and o er an array of activities both on and o the ice. For those just supplementing other summer activities, check out our Learn to Skate classes continuing throughout the summer. www. jaxiceandsportsplex.com.The Academy of Dance Theater Dance Camp will begin June 17 and will culminate in a fabulous production on July 26. Classes will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for dancers ages six through 13 with extended day being o ered. Our camp features daily combinations of dance technique and choreography in various disciplines. We will also have voice, drama and acrobatic lessons. Also included will be stage makeup lessons, costume design, art projects and for full day campers, “ eld trips. Dancers may enroll for either the entire “ ve and a half weeks or by the week. The Academy of Dance will also have afternoon classes for three to six year olds and evening classes for beginning through advanced teens and adults. For further information please visit academyofdancejax.com. Gymnastics camp is the perfect way for your child to stay active, try new things and have fun this summer! First Coast Gymnastics o ers a summer camp program that will leave both the parents and children not wanting it to end. The gym is a 12,000 square foot, state of the art facility, equipped with Featured activities cont. from pg. 14only USA Gymnastics-approved equipment. The coaches are positive, outgoing and fun, but most importantly dedicated to the safety of your child as they learn new skills. The camp will include gymnastics lessons, games, crafts and so much more! For more information, go to www.“ rstcoastgymnastics. com.Huntington Learning Center was founded in 1977 and is the nations oldest provider of supplemental education is o ering summer programs in English, science, study skills, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. Huntington also o ers a customized strategy based SAT/ACT prep course to help college bound students get their best possible score. We understand that parents play a vital role in their childs education. To that end we meet with parents throughout the course of their childs program providing updates on academic achievements. Parents can select convenient days and hours to “ t busy summer schedules. Contact us today to customize your childs summer program. Visit our website at www.huntingtonhelps.com. Governor Rick Scott stopped by and talked to the LifeFlight crew in February. Life Flight was the second air medical transport unit in the state of Florida and was the rst air medical transport unit in Jacksonville. Since its beginning in 1980, Life Flight has made more than 21,000 patient ights. In 2006, Life Flight was the rst rotor wing ambulance service in the State of Florida to receive accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS); it is still the only air ambulance service to earn this recognition. The voluntary accreditation, which is for three years, is the result of a site visit and a thorough review by CAMTS of documentation for all aspects of the program, including education, safety, patient care, the quality assurance process, aircraft maintenance schedules, and other guidelines. Life Flight celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2010.

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Creeks Clash Premier Tryouts May 28 … June 1st at Veterans Park Creeks Soccer oers its premier players the opportunity to train up to ve days a week, including Speed and Agility sessions run by Donovin Dariuss Next Level Training. All teams will have a minimum of two team sessions a week, plus technical training sessions run by the Creeks Technical Directors, Mike Pickett and Felipe Munoz. New for 2013 is that all teams will have individual trainers assigned that will train with the team throughout the entire season. All training and SAQ is included with the Creeks Soccer Premier Program tuition. Creeks Soccer coaches are some of the best in the area. Multiple USSF AŽ and BŽ, NSCAA Premier, and National Diploma licenses. Please check out the coaches list at Creekssoccer. com for additional information and background of each of the Creeks Coaches and Trainers. Additional Reasons to Play at Creeks: Florida players keeper training facilities with new equipment, kick-back walls Please register at creekssoccer.com Try-outs are open to all Boys and Girls Players U11 … U18 Creeks Clash Premier Tryouts … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Check out the new computer classes beginning in May at the Summer Camp & Activities Guide Congratulations to Claire Washburn, a junior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies in the International Baccalaureate program, who won the Miss St. Augustine Outstanding Teen (Miss America) title on March 30. She will go on and compete in the Miss Florida Outstanding Teen pageant in St. Petersburg in July. Start Here! Go Anywhere! Computer classes in Spanish at the South Mandarin LibraryBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library The Mandarin Branch Library was a community partner at the 45th annual Mandarin Art Festival on March 30-31. Library staff manned a library booth giving out information on youth services and technology services. Pictured are David Foster, Laura Minnich and Sara Peretzman.South Mandarin Branch Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. The classes will be presented in the Electronic Classroom each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The phone number is 2886385. For a list of all the library locations o ering computer classes in Spanish, go to the librarys website at jaxpubliclibrary.org Introduction to Computers (SOM: May 1): This class presents a brief overview about personal computers including basic computer parts (hardware) and programs (software). Participants will learn how to use the mouse, keyboard and special keys for Spanish accent marks. There will also be practice exercises in pointing and clicking the mouse. Computer Basics Review (SOM: May 8): Includes a review of basic information about computers; hands-on practice of keyboard and mouse skills like typing, clicking, dragging, and highlighting through online games and tutorials. Introduction to the Internet (SOM: May 15): This class focuses on how to access the World Wide Web. Topics covered include using various Internet browsers and search engines. Internet review and practice session (SOM: May 22): Review basic information about the Internet and web searching; hands-on practice on how to use web browsers and search engines to access di erent online resources. Introduction to Email (SOM: May 29): Participants will be introduced to email accounts. They will create an email account and practice the basic functions of sending, receiving and forwarding email messages. The Mandarin Fiction Book Club is reading the non“ ction bestseller Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Join the discussion on Thursday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Mandarin Branch Library located at 3330 Kori Road. Teen programming at the Mandarin Branch Library includes the Teen Book Club on Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m., the Teen Movie on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. and the Teen Advisory Board on Thursday, May 30 at 4:30 p.m. The Mandarin Childrens Department is hosting Stories for Young Children each Thursday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Wednesday We Play on May 1 and 22 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunshine Saturday on Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m.For information on all the programs and activities at the Mandarin Branch Library, please call 262-5201.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 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. Learning LaddersChild Development CenterA Gold Seal Accredited PreschoolLicense # 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 Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) will take place on May 2831 and June 1-2, 2013 at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) South Campus. Auditions will be held in Building M2 near the West Parking lot in the large ensemble room on the “ rst ” oor. Visit www.jaxyouthorchestra.com/auditions/ to view the Audition Guidelines for 2013 including the guidelines for each JSYO ensemble. Ensembles include the Philharmonic, Repertory Orchestra, Premiere Summer Camp & Activities Guide Audition for one of the best youth orchestra programsStrings, Encore Strings, Foundation Strings and Overture Strings. Musicians are placed into various ensembles based by talent and ability and not by age. Each ensemble rehearses once a week on either Sundays or Mondays. For those who are accepted into the JSYO program, annual membership dues range from $300 to $475, depending on ensemble placement. Scholarship assistance is available, based on “ nancial need. The season runs September through May at FSCJ South Campus. JSYO concerts are usually in November, March and May in Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts, with other special concerts throughout the season. Founded in 1994, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) enrolls more than 270 young musicians between the ages of seven and 21. Students are admitted through auditions and placed among six ensemble levels, plus chamber music, and presents four concerts each season. The JSYO has become one the best and most comprehensive youth orchestra programs in the Southeast. As music programs are scaled back in public schools, the JSYO has “ lled this void by o ering quality orchestral instruction, guided by a team of professional conductors and coaches led by Scott Gregg. The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO) is co-sponsored by Florida State College of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Symphony Association. To apply for an audition with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, please visit www.jaxyouthorchestra.com and click on the Auditions tab to get started. For information, please call 354-5479, ext. 221.Photos by Steve Patrick. As part of one of the Fuel Up to Play 60 activities, some students competed in the Milk Mustache Contest. As a result of great participation in this contest, students were rewarded with a school assembly in which Rashean Mathis talked with students about the importance of staying active, after which he did some exercises with students and the principal and took a few photos with a select group. In addition, some students had an opportunity to ask Mathis a question. Lastly, some students enjoyed a small reception with low-fat milk and cheese sticks, provided by the Dairy Council.Loretto students meet former Jag Rashean Mathis

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Heat is On! presentsCHRISTOPHER TAM ~ PIANOSUNDAY~MAY 5~3PM Door Prizes! Refreshments! No Admission Charge! Music Store Available! 11363 San Jose Blvd, Bldg 200 374-8639 www.nfconservatory.org Non-pro“t community school of the arts CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Youre Invited! Open House & Campus ToursChrist’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. May 9: 9:30 AM Please RSVP to: (904)268-8667 ext. 114 Chr i st’s Church Academ y ~ Insp i re, I g n i te, Impact~ We IN S PIRE our students to d ig deep i nto r ig orous, colle g e-prep content We I G NIT E a p ass i on f or our students to know, th i nk, and do God’s Word W e em p ower our stu d ents to IMPA C T our world as the y become H i s hands and f eet. www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year PreK through 6th grade 21st Century, Faith-Based Learning VPK Step-Up Scholarships McKay Scholarships Southside: Summer Camp Southside & Mandarin: Summer Slide 904-641-3393 Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran SchoolLove to Learn. Learn to Love. Twelve-year-old middle linebacker Johnny Rego III recently was selected to represent Team Florida in the 2013 Future Stars Game, to be held on June 15 at The Bolles School. The Mandarin Middle School sixthgrader was one of more than 250 players to try out for the 45-man Florida sixth-grade roster and he was one of only four sixth-graders chosen from the area to participate. Rego, who plays for the Mandarin Athletic Association PW Tigers, and his teammates will travel to the Jacksonville University on June Summer Camp & Activities Guide Player selected for All Star football game Johnny Rego III12 before competing against Team Georgia in the annual middle school All-Star game. I was really excited and pumped when I found out I was one of the six-graders chosen to represent Florida. I know this is a big opportunity for me to show everyone, the coaches, players, friends and family how good I am in football. But mostly, Im just looking forward to going out there meeting all the other team members and representing Mandarin, Jacksonville and Florida,Ž Rego shared. Rego said that his favorite part of football is the strategy in the game, along with the physical aspect of the game. Rego explained, As a middle linebacker, I love making big hits. I like making big hits on another player as it makes a statement, We are here to play today. It also gets the team and fans pumped up after a big hit and I want to do it again.Ž Football and baseball are Regos favorite sports. He plays travel baseball for the Jacksonville Juice and he plans to play both sports next year at Mandarin Middle School. He dreams of being in the NFL or MLB one day. I just have to continue to work hard and push myself every time I try something new,Ž Rego concluded. Congratulations to Katelyn Felegy, daughter of RT Publishing, Inc. graphic designer Lisa Felegy, who was recently announced as the winner of the Bob Wright Memorial Scholarship. According to Kristi Ackley, program assistant for organizational development of the Initiative Foundation, Felegy earned the scholarship due to her leadership, academic accomplishments and initiative in community and extracurricular activities. Felegy will be attending Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where she will play on the schools soccer team and major in a medical-related “ eld of study. The Bob Wright Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a family member of an Independent Free Papers of America (IFPA)…af“ liated publication and this is the second time that a family member of local company RT Publishing, Inc. has earned the scholarship. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.comBe sure to tell our fine advertisers you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine’s Summer Camp & Activities Guide

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32216904-236-5023www.nac.com JTB Southside Boulevard 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Podiatry for the whole family! The Mandarin Community Club hosted the annual Childrens Art Show as part of the Mandarin Art Festival held on March 30 and 31. Eighteen of our local public and private elementary and middle schools participated. Christine Buckley, Mandarin Community Club Board member, served as the 2013 Chairman of the CAS while local artist Reta RussellHoghton was the judge. Best in Show (School) 1st: Christs Church Academy 6-8Fourth and “ fth grade students at Loretto Elementary put their artistic talent, creativity and desire to make Earth a better place to work and created some of the most beautiful Earth Day posters ever seen. As part of the City of Jacksonvilles Environmental Protection Board 2013 Earth Day poster contest, students worked independently or with other peers to create the posters. The posters send a message to everyone that it is important to recycle, reuse and reduce. Summer Camp & Activities Guide Congratulations to these young artistsContributed by Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community Club Best in Show (School) First place, Christs Church Academy Best in Show (School) Second place, San Jose Episcopal 62nd: San Jose Episcopal 6 3rd: Pine Forest Elementary Best in Show (Student) 1st: Skylar Adams, Christs Church Academy 6-8 2nd: Audrey Plauche, Pine Forest Elementary 3rd: Jett Scharf, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School K-5 6-8 Grade Division 1st: Luke Butler, St. Josephs Catholic School 2nd: Julianna DiFilippo, San Jose Episcopal 6 3rd: Anna Csikal, San Jose Episcopal 6 Honorable Mention: Rachel Hearn, San Juan Del Rio Honorable Mention: Julianna DiFilippo, San Jose Episcopal 6 Honorable Mention: Leah Williams, San Jose Episcopal 6 3-5 Grade Division 1st: Lainey Rose, Pine Forest Elementary 2nd: Ti any Joyner, San Jose Episcopal K-5 3rd: Samantha Kambach, Christs Church Academy K-5 Honorable Mention: Emily Teitelbaum, Martin J. Gottlieb K-5 Honorable Mention: Ellie Carter, Christs Church Academy K-5 Honorable Mention: Allie Bianchi, Julington Creek Elementary Honorable Mention: Zoe Mail, Martin J. Gottlieb K-5 K-2 Grade Division 1st: Erica Walker, Loretto Elementary 2nd: Katie Cullison, Christs Church Academy K-5 3rd: Tyler Ange, Loretto Elementary Honorable Mention: Daisy Handmaker, Martin J. Gottlieb K-5 Honorable Mention: Aiden Shepler, Mandarin Oaks Elementary Honorable Mention: Emily Rrukaj Kinder, St. Josephs Catholic K-5 Honorable Mention: Cameron Balczom, St. Josephs Catholic K-5Loretto students Go Green„ Shades of Green, that is

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 10th – August 10th Conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 2013-2014 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 29th – May 25th eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) 880-2275 How often do your children mumble their answer to your please pick up your room request across the house instead of walking over and answering you? Or, worse, do you see an indi erent shrug in response to your query? Communication is part of everyones daily lifefrom tiny tots throwing tantrums to young adults negotiating for time with the car. May I convince you to teach your children Biblical communication from their earliest moments? Lay a foundation of respect that will last a lifetime. Biblical communication, broadly de“ ned, is interacting in a way that seeks to build one another up and encourage each other to grow in godliness. Its pointing your loved ones toward Jesus, not demanding everyone to focus their attention on pleasing you. Its living out 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 on challenging days where youre teaching, training and correcting all day long. Ive found that while its easy to say our family communicates with respect, living out patience, humility and kindness in the tough moments requires The Jacksonville Jaguars along with 4th and 1, Inc., has announced an exciting opportunity for 40 area high school student-athletes. The 4th and 1 Football Camp will be held on the campus of Jacksonville University during the week of June 16 through 21, 2013. 4th and 1 is a free football and life skills camp for student-athletes. The camps unique model balances football training with intensive ACT classes and life skills workshops. For six days, student-athletes will live on the Jacksonville University campus and gain exposure to college life. Participants are exposed to college admissions counseling, business skills training, life skills courses and motivational speakers. The innovative curriculum includes daily yoga instruction, rsum writing workshops and a dinner etiquette course. With the support of nearly 40 volunteer coaches and instructors, 4th and 1 delivers a host of life-changing experiences to its studentathletes. The camp is sponsored through a grant from the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation. 4th and 1 was founded in 2010 by current Cleveland Summer Camp & Activities Guide 4th and 1 Football Camp is coming soonBrowns coach, Daron Roberts. Roberts, an African-American graduate of Harvard Law School, created the camp in his hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Texas while he served as assistant secondary coach with the Detroit Lions. To date, nearly 200 student-athletes have experienced the program. The game of football teaches the importance studying, teamwork, self-initiative, respect and determination that youth will need throughout their lives,Ž noted Jaguars Foundation President Peter Racine. 4th and 1 instills the importance of mastering these skills during these critical high school years as these youth prepare for college.Ž The 40 Jacksonville area student…athletes, from the Duval County Public Schools, will be chosen through a highly competitive application process. Duval County Public Schools high school coaches and counselors will nominate candidates for the 40 slots and student-athletes will be noti“ ed in early May of their status. 4th and 1, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Purposeful ParentingCommunicationBy Allie Olsenresolve and a lot of grace. One means of graceŽ that helps me make good parenting decisions in tense moments is boundaries weve created long before„when my hubby and I had time to think through issues clearly, not in the heat of the moment. One rule we have in our home is if you cant see my eyes, I cant hear you. When the children shout a question or response across the house, it sounds disrespectful and leaves a lot of room for misunderstanding. Carrying on conversations when were eye-to-eye keeps our communication respectful and between the intended parties„no siblings chiming in! In our family, if moms on the phone or talking to someone else, in order to get her attention I put my hand on her shoulder,Ž 16-year-old Kayly told me. She puts her hand over mine to acknowledge that Im there so I dont have to verbally interrupt.Ž Having these boundaries dont make Kayly feel restricted. She said they make me feel empowered and it also gives me the opportunity to respect Mom. Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Competition Team, Boys conditioning, Cheerdance Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonaldsŽ904-945-6420 Registering Now for Summer Dance Camp and Intensives It allows me to honor her and still accomplish whatever I need to get done.Ž A verse I share with my younger children regularly is, Love overlooks a multitude of sins.Ž This comes into play when they want to tattle about little nitpicky things. Of course I always want them to come to me when they need me. But Im also encouraging them to love their siblings enough to forgive. This keeps the atmosphere of our home positive and encouraging. At least thats our goal; I hope to get there some day!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 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 Tami Newbern, ARNP San Juan Del Rio Catholic School arrange a tour.SJDR Catholic School welcomes you and your little saint to join us for an exciting new school year! The ” ag football team is continuing their strong program as they have strived all season for success. The girls have graduated eight seniors from last year, including Taylor McClean, Kennedy Talley and Jaselyn Martinez, but have a strong group of underclassmen who are continuing to bring talent to the team. The Mustangs also have several returning players who are continuing the legacy of the program. Key player and senior Kelly Butler leads the team and provides experience to the o ense. Playing receiver and linebacker, Butler supports sophomore Sarah Kraatz who is stepping up to “ ll in the position of quarterback. Butler exudes enthusiasm as she plays on the “ eld. When asked to describe her favorite aspect of the sport, she sat back in thought. After trying to pick just one of the many facets of ” ag football she enjoys she said, I like the people, the coaches and were always a good program.Ž Her leadership as well as that of the other two seniors, Trina Ang and Brittany Mores guides the team to become a close-knit group of individuals who are united to accomplish one common goal„to defeat each opponent that they play. As Coach Joyner states, Summer Camp & Activities Guide MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentPlayers willing to buy into the system and to sacri“ ce team over individual will build a successful team.Ž This aspect of the sport is extremely important and the Mustangs have also participated in other activities to build team chemistry. The girls hosted a car wash earlier in the season that doubled as team bonding and a fundraiser to earn funds for the program. The team is most certainly successful and has proven to be over the past “ ve years. The Mustangs have won the past “ ve district tournaments as well as been Gateway Conference champions for the past three years. The Mustangs have also defeated rival Wolfson High School with a score of 7-0 in regular season. Playing a di cult schedule with teams such as Wolfson and Tallahassee Chiles prepares the team for the post season where they strive to continue their legacy. In 2010, Mandarin advanced to the “ nal four, but failed to win the championship. And last year, the Mustangs fought their way deep into the playo s, defeating Boone to advance to the elite eight. They were ultimately defeated, but are proving to be tough competition and expect to delve deep into the playo s this year.With the 2012-2013 school year coming to a close, the students are prepping to end the year on a high note by passing their “ nal exams. All students will be starting to take their exams in May and between AICE, Medical, AP, Honors and standard exams coming up, there is a lot of studying that will need to be done. Some classes will be required to take an EOC (End of Course) exam. For many of those classes, all of the teachers that teach a certain subject, such as geometry or biology, have teamed up to put together study sessions after school hours that will help the students understand the concepts more so they can pass the test, plus many of the teachers are o ering extra credit to students who have attended any of the help sessions. Freshman Sandy Jun said, I am going over all the things that MHS HappeningsThe end is near for MHS studentsBy Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentweve been learning this year. I spend my free time studying for my “ nals.Ž Students took the FCAT the week of April 15, so they have already been testing out their testing abilities. There are plenty of ways that the students plan on studying, though. Some students plan on just studying all of the notes and worksheets that were giving throughout the year over the next month while others are going to take on the task of making note cards. With all of the di erent theories, the students of Mandarin High will do well on their exams and end the year with a bang, as long as they take the time and use any advice their teachers give them in order to study. Girls Inc.s Girls Rights Week is an annual celebration of girls advocating for their rights and positive change in the world. Girls Inc. of Jacksonville has chosen 12 outstanding local girls to receive the honor of Girls of the YearŽ on May 16 at the Girls Rights Week Reception at the Haskell Building. Girls of the Year to be honored by local community leaders Applications were accepted from the greater Jacksonville schools for this award in the areas of Arts, Academics, Athletics and Activism. Honorees were chosen from “ fth, eighth and 12th grades in each of the focus areas. In this spirit, the reception will also honor trailblazing women who have outstanding achievements in the areas of Academics, Arts, Athletics and Activism. Women being honored are: Jane Condon for Arts, Dr. Edith Perez for Academics, Sanya Richards-Ross for Athletics and Susan Remmer-Ryzewic for Activism. Dawn Lopez from Channel 47 News will emcee the reception. Members of the host committee include Carol Alexander, Helen Lane, Irene Lazzara and Audrey Moran. An exciting addition to this years event is a PhotoVoice Exhibit … JAX 2025 Vision … by girls attending Girls Inc. programs. The photos will be how the girls envision Jacksonville in 2025. The top 25 will be on display and the top three will be given awards at the event. Those who wish to support educating and preparing girls for future success may purchase tickets for $25 per person. To purchase tickets or learn more about the programs available at Girls Inc., please contact Beth Hughes Clark at 731-9933 or visit www.girlsincjax.org. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Jewish Trivia is back and this time we will test your knowledge of Jewish foods and sprinkle some pop culture questions into the mix. Prizes will be awarded. Join newcomers and friends for Jewish Java on Wednesday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lets Nosh. This co ee and schmoozing program is the perfect place to meet friends (and maybe a relative) and “ nd out the latest happenings in the community. Free co ee and tea for everyone. Reserve the “ rst Wednesday of every month for Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. Shalom Jacksonville is the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is a program of the Jewish Federation. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. The discussion topics in May are: May 7 and 8, The Black and White Truth About RacismŽ; May 14 and 15: When Love Hurts: Ending the Cycle of Domestic ViolenceŽ; May 21 and 22: How to Live Before You Die: Embracing Life to the FullestŽ; and May 28 and 29: The Majesty and Mystery of NatureŽ „Celebrate nature and examine the impact of human interaction. Come join the conversations. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center (limited to those over age 60) and Wednesdays 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. Check us out at www. LTCHopeJAX.com Come help us celebrate the birthday of the Christian church on Pentecost Sunday, May 19 at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviours 10:30 a.m. service. You will relive the feeling of wonder that the Jewish people felt when the Apostles began preaching in di erent tongues, as members of our congregation read the days lesson simultaneously in di erent languages. Wear red to symbolize the ” ames of the Holy Spirit and join us after the service for hot dogs and hamburgers outside on our beautiful riverbank. Please visit our website at www.coos.org or call the church o ce for further details. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour is located at 12236 Mandarin Road. The Mandarin Methodist Players will present Meredith Willsons The Music Man on May 30, 31, June 1, 7, 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center of Mandarin United Methodist Church. Adult tickets cost $15 and children under 12 cost $10. Refreshments will be available at 6:00 p.m. Mandarin United Methodist Church is located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. The next Conversation Caf will be held Thursday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the topic, Social Media and Your TeenŽ is a timely one. If you are a parent or grandparent of a teen or pre-teen, you wont want to miss this informative panel presentation which will feature an attorney, an expert in social media and a law enforcement o cer. The Conversation Caf is a series of health-related topics, sponsored by Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). We meet at JFCS, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court, East. 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Brisket sliders, corned beef, hot dogs, matzah ball soup, potato pancakes, spinach Jewish Food Festival scheduled for May 5By Contributing Writer Andrew Ocean, Congregation Ahavath Chesedpie, pickles, bagels, lox, kasha varnishkes, tabbouleh, hummus, falafel, kugel and macaroons will be available for sampling by all attendees. A new feature this year … the LChaim Wine Wall … will feature dozens of bottles of wine in a blind auction. Each $18 bid is good for a numbered cork that is paired with a bottle. Should good fortune be yours, your cork might be attached to a bottle worth much more! Other festival highlights include Bubbes Bake O (cooking contest), Kidz Fun Zone (cotton candy, popcorn, activities, facepainting) and musical entertainment. Tickets will cost $10 in advance or $12 at the door, which gets you up to eight food samples and soft drinks. For additional information, please call 733-7078.

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We are looking for applicants that enjoy working with kids, responsible, reliable, and out going. No previous swim lesson instructor experience is required. Our training for the summer season will start in April and last for about a month. All instructors are required to have C.P.R. and First Aid training through the American Red Cross by the time they nish training. If you are interested in becoming a Swimming Safari Instructor please submit your resume via email to swim @swimmingsafari.com Champions Gymnastics Club is looking for enthusiastic, energetic and reliable gymnastics instructors for a growing program. Please call Maggie Butler at 904-732-6040 or email information at ChampionsGymnasticsClub@yahoo.com Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for positive and enthusiast employees who are comfortable working with children. Now hiring Birthday Party Hostesses, Skate Guards and DJ's. Skate guards must be strong ice skaters. $8.00 plus tips. Contact Wendy Williams @ 399-3223. Barber with clientele wanted for Cindy's Cuts 904-260-7071. Mandarin area. Are you a registered nurse with research experience? If so, please contact us to learn more about current employment opportunities. Resumes can be forwarded to: drobison@encoredocs. com, or faxed to (904) 730-0121, attention Dawn Robison, ARNP. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for Happy, Energetic Part Time help to enhance our Public Sessions and Birthday Party experiences. Skate Guards start at $8.00 an hour and you must be a strong ice skater. Birthday Hostesses start at $8.00 per hour plus TIPS. No Experience necessary, we will train you. Both must work well with children and adults. Also hiring D.J.'s. Contact Wendy at 399-3223 or wwilliams@ jaxiceandsportsplex.com Experienced Automotive Technician: Seeking a technician. We offer good pay for the right person. We do general repairs and specialize in A/C, electrical and performance problems. Do you have experience in any of these elds? 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Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 MORTGAGE TROUBLES? Avoid Foreclosure . .FREE Report28 FACTSŽEvery struggling homeowner in North Florida should know! Full Service Realty If you have never tried to surf “ sh then spring is a great time of the year to give it a shot. Surf “ shing can be an inexpensive way to get the whole family out of the house and to the beach. Sun, water, waves, catching “ sh and a picnic can all be part of the days outing and with a little luck you could be having “ sh for dinner that night. From Amelia Island to Flagler Beach there are dozens of prime locations o ering easy access to the Atlantic Ocean for your “ shing convenience. Some of the more well known hot spots include Amelia State Park, Huguenot Park, Hanna Park, Micklers Landing, the Gate Station at South Ponte Vedra, Anastasia State Park and Washington Oaks State Park. From any of these locations you can expect to catch whiting, pompano, blue“ sh, black drum, red“ sh or anything else that swims in the ocean. A lot of expensive gear is not required or needed for the occasional weekend surf “ sherman. On a relatively calm day your multipurpose seven foot rod with 12 to 15 pound test line will work “ ne. On a day when the waves are larger, a nine to 12 foot surf rod 15 MultiFamily Garage Sale Sat. May 4th 8am 2pm Villages of Mandarin Off Ricky Rd. near San Jose At Falconer Drive Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkato 20 pound test line will be needed to cast over the waves and reach the “ sh. Two to six ounce pyramid sinkers with a leader will be required to keep your bait anchored depending on current and wave action. 2/O to 4/O sized hooks should cover whatever might be biting. Shrimp, cut “ sh and sand ” eas are the preferred baits for most surf “ shermen. Any bait store will be able to “ x you up with the shrimp and cut “ sh while the sand ” eas are usually readily available for your capture right there at the beach. Sand ” eas can be caught by hand or with a sand ” ea rake. The spring time bite is on and “ shing the surf is a perfect way to take advantage. With “ sh like whiting and pompano making the scene it time to pack a picnic, “ shing poles and the whole family and head to the beach for a day of fun and sun in the surf. Fishing Report: Croakers and yellowmouth at deeper holes and channel markers in the St. Johns. Seatrout at downtown bridges hitting jigs around pilings. Bream, bass and cat“ sh in local streams and ponds. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € May 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany 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. 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. 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TUNE-UP SPECIAL SPRINKLER SYSTEM SERVICE AND REPAIR SPECIALIZING IN: MAINTENANCE & REPAIR NO INSTALLATIONS LIC. #1-212 Assuming you arent responsible for a derelict watercraft, you still have a need to recognize them and know where they are wherever you are boating. For starters, they arent lit and many lurk below the surface, waiting for the unwary boater to collide with or become fouled. Besides being unsightly, some impede navigation and leak fuel, battery or marine toilet ” uids into the environment. They can snag “ shing gear, damage propellers, and in” ict injury. There are 34 derelicts recorded on the Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWS) website for Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Putnam and Nassau Counties. Ten are hazards to navigation and some are found in the Ortega River, Julington Creek and Black Creek. Those are just the recorded ones. Others are out there. Now that the fear of low night temperatures has past, this is the time of year Northeast Florida gardeners really look forward to. Colorful warm season perennials are coming back to life and starting to bloom again. The tomato United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateDerelicts a ect your boatingBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8In our area, Clay County will soon spend $53,000 to remove “ ve derelict vessels from Muddy Cove at Green Cove Springs. That will include a sizable 55-foot Chris Craft. There is better use for tax dollars and time for the Sheri s Marine Unit than cleaning up such di cult items. The rest of that story is that identi“ ed owners can be charged with Felony Dumping of a vessel on the waters of the state, punishable by up to “ ve years in prison and/ or a $5,000 “ ne. Also, restitution can be required to the state for the later cost of removal, “ nes, community service, probation or parole, lost registration privileges and continued litigation for repayment in full. This ” otilla has produced a “ ve minute video about issues presented by derelict boats, available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyZrRZqc_kE and periodically on Comcasts Channel 26. FWS also has a video http://myfwc.com/boating/ waterway/derelict-vessels/ with all the information you would need to become informed about those derelicts that have been located, as well as the meaning of a yellow At Risk tag and how to dispose of a boat properly or report a hazardous vessel. If you want to take advantage of our live eight-hour safety instruction, reserve your space for May 11 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Check our website, www.safeboatingjax. com for more information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. Mandarin Garden Club grounds are blooming in springBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club porches and pots all around Mandarin. That very same gardening excitement is going on at the Demonstration Garden at the Mandarin Garden Club too. Thanks to the very dedicated group of volunteer Duval County Master Gardeners, led by garden club member and Master Gardener Martha Dysart, the grounds at the Mandarin Garden Club are exploding with new growth and beautiful color. As each week approaches during this time of year, something di erent is putting on a beautiful display. Marys Butter” y Garden is all a-” utter, demonstrating the many di erent butter” ies that can be attracted to a home garden with butter” y plants. Earls Vegetable Garden is featuring which veggies grown best in Mandarin each season. Russs Bromeliad Garden demonstrates the beauty of low maintenance and shade tolerant bromeliads. The little Potager Garden is demonstrating how charming a utilitarian kitchen garden can be that produces vegetables, cut ” owers and herbs all grown together in a small space. Another thing that local gardeners in the know look forward to in our area each Spring is the Maggies Herb Farm Festival on May 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This will be the 30th annual event for this out of the way nursery that specializes in every possible herb you could want to grow. The festival will also feature vendors selling, vegetable plants, butter” y plants, antique roses and a wide selection of other gardening goodies. A suggestion for the home chef to look for at the festival is the reasonably priced, very easy to grow, bay laurel tree. Then you can walk outside your door and pick fresh bay leaves for your special soup and stew recipes. All chefs love to cook with fresh basil. An alternative to the delicious sweet basil that often goes to seed so fast in our climate, try growing the Greek columnar basil that can last all summer long in our area without going to seed. The African blue basil is a beautiful, tender perennial herb that is great for attracting always needed bees. Enjoy a lovely county drive along the St. Johns River to Maggies Herb Farm Festival, located at 11400 County Road 13 North Potted herbs featuring basil, rosemary and chives. Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AM plants that have been babied through crazy March and April weather now are growing with gusto. Rose bushes are looking their best with glorious buds and blooms. Thats some of what is going on in the backyards, front yards, patios, in St. Augustine. For additional information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or 268-1192. Like us on Facebook! TREE FARM & NURSERY MAY FLOWERS ARE HERE! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € May 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 Brysons ~ Upscale Resale ~ Fine Furniture & Dcor ~ We Make Consignment Easy! Call 904-998-9884 Email: upscaleresale@brysonsfurniture.com Ethan Allen set (Chaulk painted) The best golfers in the world will be on the First Coast for THE PLAYERS which begins on Thursday, May 9. The week kicks o with the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, May 6 at the World Golf Village. Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie are among this years inductees. Wednesday, May 8 is the annual Military Appreciation Day at THE PLAYERS. All active and retired military members along with their dependents receive free admission. There will be a special concert by country music star Dierks Bentley in the afternoon at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. THE PLAYERS will conclude with the “ nal round on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 12. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the tournament on this day in support of breast cancer awareness. THE PLAYERS will donate $1 for each fan in attendance to The Donna Foundation. The following week, former Jaguars and current Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will be hosting his annual Jay Fund Celebrity Golf Classic Dinner and Golf Tournament at TPC The sun came out on Sunday, March 24 for the rst Music under the Oaks event at the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Musicians jammed for two hours on Sunday afternoon, playing a range of songs and enjoying the weather. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society has partnered with the North Florida Folk Network (NFFN) to host three more events on April 28, June 23, and July 28 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 p.m. The area makes a perfect setting to join other musicians and songwriters in a round of sharing and playing together„under the old oaks on this beautiful historic property. Check out mandarinmuseum. net for more information. For several years, sta and students at the University of Florida have been developing new coleus ( Solenostenom scutellarioides ) varieties which are ideally adapted for the often brutal summers here in northeast Florida. The head of the project is Professor Dave Clark and working closely with him is graduate student Penny Nguyen. A number of their cultivars are available under the Proven Winners and BallFloraPLant labels, which can be found in many stores around town. To test new plants, there is a three-fold selection process. In the greenhouse new seedlings are chosen for attractiveness. Cuttings are taken and the plants are then grown on. With input from a group of local Gainesville ladies … we do, after all, buy the majority of plants for our yards and have considerable input in joint buys … the most desirable are selected. The next stage is to truck the plants, uncovered, at 70 miles an hour, to the “ eld site. Here they are grown in full sun on re” ective foil mulch. As you can imagine, there are a number of casualties, but in this way only the most hardy of selections will make it to our yards. What is particularly exciting about these plants is that they can ful“ ll di erent requirements in our gardens: they can be tall, medium or short, with a great variety of colors, widths and habits. Most of them enjoy full or partial sun and they need a reasonable amount of moisture; they arent going to thrive if you plant them among droughttolerant plants … remember the mantra, right plant, right place? They also need regular fertilizer, but no more than your chosen product recommends on its label. If, like me, you tend to forget this step, invest in a GardeningColeus for summer impactBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASLocal Sports UpdateBy Chad CushnirSawgrass. The money raised from these events will assist local families that have children with cancer. In other sports happenings, the Class 3A FHSAA Track and Field state championship meet will be held at UNF on Friday, May 3. The Class 4A state championship meet will take place at UNF on Saturday, May 4. University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp will be making a couple of appearances in Jacksonville during the month of May. Hell be speaking to The Gator Club of Jacksonville on May 14 and to the Jacksonville Quarterback Club on May 20. On Friday, May 10, former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be making an appearance at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville during the Suns game against Pensacola. The Suns will have ten home games during May (May 7 through 11 and May 23 through 27). Finally, the Jacksonville Sharks will have home games on May 4 vs. Arizona and May 18 vs. San Jose. Music under the OaksPhoto by Heather Walsh. 700 3rd St | Neptune Beach | FL www.garciainstitute.com904.247.8522 New Introductory Offer: 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr, Suite 201 St Johns FL 32259 Our new location is open! Come celebrate with us! slow-release product to ensure your plants are getting what they need and write the date of the next application on your calendar. To see many of these show stoppers, visit the University of Florida website: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.u” .edu/ mastergardener/uf_research/ cultivars_coleus.shtml To see Professor Clark in action: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=0O1HDGwiY0s As well as dramatic garden plants, coleus do well in containers. Choose good sized pots to avoid them drying out and a quality potting compost. Water and fertilize your coleus regularly and sit back and enjoy the show during the long summer months. As autumn approaches, remember that coleus will not do well in the winter, so take cuttings of your favorites. If they are showing signs of ” owering, pinch out any would-be ” owers. Using a sharp knife, cut a stem with at least two pairs of leaves to just below a node. Root in a glass of water or in a loose, moist potting soil. Dont let them wilt at this stage. Its not necessary to use hormone rooting powder. Once they are rooted they can be overwintered either as house plants or in a frost-free green house. 886-4919Mandarin NewsLine

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Edinburgh Castle, a former royal residence, looms atop a showstopping volcanic rock as it has since at least 12th century. In 1566, Mary Queen of Scots gave birth in the castle to her only child, the future King James VI of Scotland and I of England. The panoramic center city view from the esplanade easily explains why any attack was foolhardy. The Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny are displayed within the castle and Visit Scotland treasuresBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comthe grounds are home to the annual Edinburgh Tattoo. A tattoo is a ceremonial performance with military bands and costumed extras. In Scotland, youll watch thousands of colorful bagpipers and drummers. Edinburghs world famous Tattoo draws nearly a quarter of a million spectators over several weeks in the summer. Musicians wearing tartan kilts march in formation, immense ” ags are unfurled and graceful dancers whirl to Scottish tunes. For me, the highlight was the Lone Piper on the castle ramparts. Lit by a single spotlight and the ” ickering ” ames of the castle torch lights, he played a haunting lament that brought tears to my eyes. Why is the sound of a bagpipe so mournful? Scotlands long history is crammed with myth, legend and tradition and perhaps the recent movie, Brave, enticed a few children and adults to learn about the past. Castles become splendid attractions for multigenerational adventures and Edinburgh o ers two of the best. In addition to the towering Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace awaits at the opposite end of the Royal Mile. Holyrood Palace is still used by Queen Elizabeth and her family each summer and was a favorite of the former Queen Mum. Tours include the staterooms, galleries, ruins of an abbey and old royal apartments including the room where David Rizzio was murdered in front of Mary Queen of Scots. Ask to see the blood stains on the wooden ” oor. Tours in the city might also include a stop at the former royal yacht, Britannia. The ship is not as grand as you might expect. Peek into the queens bedchamber and the small and unremarkable berth Charles and Diana used during their honeymoon aboard the vessel. Roslyn Chapel, just outside Edinburgh city limits, is an extraordinary stone church carved entirely by masons around 1450. The site was featured in the movie, The Da Vinci Code, and some claim Templar treasure remains buried beneath the crypts. Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh, continues to function as the ancestral home of the Hope family as it has for over 300 years. The estate resembles Downton Abbey and can also be toured. Of course, Scotland is renowned for golf and St. Andrews Old Course and Hotel is the shrine for duffers. However, even those not into golf will enjoy the historic coastal town with a University vibe. The Highlands o er some of the most glorious scenery and those lucky enough might catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster. Gleneagles is another famous golf and leisure resort and the perfect spot to down a wee dram of famous Scottish whisky. I also indulged in haggis, a traditional food that sounds rather disgusting, but which I found to be quite marvelous. And, you cant go home without a box of Scottish Shortbread, those buttery cookies that dissolve in your mouth and pair perfectly with a cup of tea. A visit to Scotland takes only “ ve hours by plane from NYC and provides opportunities to touch cultural and historic properties, see rugged landscapes, taste traditional Scottish food and drink and enjoy the friendly English-speaking residents, albeit with a strong brogue. For information: www. visitscotland.com. 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