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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 9 June 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City CouncilmemberPage 5 From the Florida HousePage 6 School District Journal Civics 101 Page 7 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Food and Fun! Movie Review Page 10 Political Commentary Page 11 Hubbard House Page 12 Loretto Symphony Page 13 Farewell student writerPage 14 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 16 Gardening Page 17 Faith News Page 20 Wedding announcementPage 21 Sports Page 22 Bumblebee Circle Garden Club Page 23 Crown Point math Spark Up Your Sales!Don’t miss the July Issue! Contact your rep today! Jacob Poirier, a Jacksonville native and Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 473 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, approached the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society a few months ago about doing his Eagle Scout service project in the Walter Jones Historical Park. After meeting with museum board member Bo Phillips, a plan to further enhance the Wheeler Sawmill area within the park was imagined. We had done a cleanup project [in the park] before as a troop, so it seemed like a great place to check out. I was presented the task of cleaning up and renovating the entrance to the sawmill exhibit. It seemed like a great project to do because the park services as a place of both recreational and historical interest,Ž said Poirier. Poirier developed a workMeteors and asteroids have recently blazed across the sky in Russia and Argentina and thanks to the media have created stories of anticipated doom. Well, now it is time for you to get the scoop on the next major astrological event that will undoubtedly make the headlines and nightly news: The End of the World is coming!Ž Not really! But there will be a very spectacular show in the sky this fall. Astronomers are predicting that this fall, Comet ISON may make a spectacular appearThe Rotary Club of Mandarin recently sponsored the Rotary Art for Peace contest at Mandarin High School and the “ rst place winner was Demeter Ross. Her art work featured a globe with a woman holding a child. In her explanation of the art, Ross said, Children stand on our world as top priority. Their sweet gentle faces bring wonder of what they will become for they have their whole lives ahead of them.ŽAstronomy Club ready for big astronomical event this fallBy Karl KennellEagle Scout project enhances Historical ParkBy Contributing Writer Heather Walsh, Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietyRotary Club of Mandarin busy with local park cleanup and awardsBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarin ing plan and began the task of obtaining the necessary resources to move forward. Human resources were a crucial aspect of this project and Poirier was successful in getting 25 scouts and their parents to assist with his project. Contributions were received from the following community businesses: fencing from Home Depot, rock from Stoneplus, mulch from Bushors The second place winner was Julia Tindugan. Her art work featured canines and felines with bared teeth snarling at each other from across the page. In the center Julia placed a cat and dog sitting peacefully side by side. Her theme was Enemies can learn to live in peace. Ross received a check for $250 for “ rst place. Tindugan received a check for $100 for second place. Congratulations to both! On April 9, we honored Jacksonvilles “ nest, the policemen of the year. The Mandarin area Zone 3 policeman of the year is O cer Paul Bouda and O cer Wes Bowen is the City of Jacksonville policeman of the year. We commend them and the entire force for their dedication to protect and serve our city. Area residents are invited to enjoy the Mandarin Centennial Park located behind the Mandarin South Library at San Jose Boulevard and Orange Picker Road. Our club recently performed our semi-annual maintenance of the park. People often ask  What does Rotary do?Ž Rotary is an international organization that funds many social projects both locally and around the world. One of our main endeavors is the eradication of polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined with the Rotary Foundation to help make this happen. Nigeria, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan, are the three remaining polio ance. And if the cosmos aligns just right, it may even rival the moon in the night sky. If everything is perfect it may even be visible during the day. Are you interested in seeing this celestial event up close and not just on the TV screen or your computer? The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) is preparing for this special astronomical event. NEFAS is a local amateur astronomy club that has been gazing at the stars here in Jacksonville for over 30 years. Over 100 members from all walks of life and astronomical abilities get together on a regular basis to do what astronomers do best„ observe the sky. The society meets several times a month for Rotary Club cont. on pg. 5Eagle Scout cont. on pg. 18 Astronomy Club cont. on pg. 6

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 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 reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Spark Up Your Sales!Don’t miss the July Issue! Contact your rep today!904-613-4883 The Friends of the Mandarin South Library will have a book sale on Friday, June 28 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the library. There will be books for all ages and interests. Please mark your calendar! The River City Womens Club will have the monthly luncheon at 10:30 a.m. on June 19 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. The program will be presented by Joan Galletta of JP Perry Insurance, who will discuss the new healthcare reform law. The cost of the lunch is $15.50; for reservations, please call 262-8719. The club is open to all ladies. For information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. The Mandarin Senior Center o ers a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many different kinds of card games and dancing. We are now o ering Wednesday evening activities as well. Join us for line dancing, dinner and a movie, senior dance night and triviaƒa new activity each Wednesday! We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Please call 2627309 for additional information. 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. Calling all acoustic players! Come on out to the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park on the following Sundays: June 23 and July 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for an open jam in the front yard of the museum. What 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. If its been awhile since youve played, dont worry dust o that instrument and join right in! If the weather is cold or rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. If you dont play, the museum has plenty of chairs and you can pull one up and listen. This event is hosted by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society in partnership with the North Florida Folk Network (NFFN). You can learn more at www. n olk.com or www.mandarinmuseum.net. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up, unless it rains. The June general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be The History of American Quilting c1800 c1900. There will be a collection for the Mandarin Food Bank. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. 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 sea-Whats New cont. on pg. 4Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 With competitive rates and personal service, it’s no wonder more drivers trust State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in 1001142.1State 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.comFLORIDA. www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. sons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are 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 6079935. Membership in the Italian American Club opens in June for our annual membership and renewal of dues. If you wish to attend one of our social events, please call 268-2882 and request a newsletter or check out our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com. The club will celebrate its 63rd anniversary on Saturday evening, June 29 with a delicious dinner and show featuring the singing talents of Merritt & Moreau. After our Fourth of July barbeque, the club will be closed for the month of July except for rentals. Education Firsts Educational Homestay Program is bringing international students to Jacksonville 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. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Mandarin 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. 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 NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Clu b meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org.Mandarin news: Palmetto Park, which is one of Mandarins newest parks and located on Greenland Road near the Interstate 95 overpass, should see some much needed improvements over the next year. The Southeast Regional Fund, which includes funds for Palmetto Park and Losco Park only, has excess money from previous improvement projects. Palmetto Parks original plans included a soccer “ eld, so I am checking on the possibility of adding that “ eld as well as a walking path. There is also the Loblolly Mitigation Fund. This fund contains $6.8 million which can only be used for park operations/maintenance. It is not part of the citys general fund. Due to several years of budget cuts, Mandarins parks have been severely neglected. I recently introduced legislation to release $2.8 million from the fund in order to give each council district $200,000 to be used solely towards improving our parks. Another important Mandarin asset is the Mandarin Senior Center. The mayor and I had the opportunity to visit the center in early May to celebrate Older Americans Month.Ž The center has around 370 members, with eight members being added every month. On average, 115 seniors visit the center each and every day. The center needs help. The building is much too small and their needs are many. Over the next several months, I will look further into identifying their essential needs and how the seniors experience at the center can be made more enjoyable. In the mean-time, theres a way that you can help. The center is in need of patio furniture in good condition. There is an outdoor area and pond, but no furniture that enables the seniors to sit and enjoy the outdoors. According to David Wunder, the director at the center, outdoor chairs, rockers, benches and picnic tables are needed most. Also, the seniors knitting group is in need of yarn and knitting needles. They knit a multitude of items for the USO, Wounded Warriors, homeless shelters and anyone else in need of a warm hat. Please consider donating these items to the center. The address is 3848 Hartley Road and the phone number is 262-7309. City Hall news: As this article was going to press, Mayor Brown announced an agreement between City Hall and the Police and Fire Pension Fund. My initial reaction was positive; however, after reviewing some of the details it appears that Mayor Brown backed o many of his original negotiation points. As you know, this issue has been a priority of mine since I was elected and I am looking forward to knowing more about the agreement. Next month, I will give you a full review of the plan and how it a ects us, the taxpayers. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. God bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Brian E. Floro DMD, PAGeneral and Family DentistryExams and Cleanings Placing and Restoring Dental Implants Crowns and BridgesVeneers and Teeth Whitening Clear Braces with ClearCorrectLocated in the Memorial Imaging Center Corner of Loretto Road and San Jose Blvd. www.florodental.comPreferred Provider of Most Major Dental Insurance New Patient Special$99Exam, Digital X-RaysThis oer is exclusive to self-pay patients and may not be used with any insurance program. Must present coupon. Expires 6-30-13.Whitening for Life!Reg. $180$99 Contact the oce for details.Must present coupon. Expires 6-30-13. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. Sierra Club, Northeast Group will host the movie from 350.org, Do the Math,Ž which highlights the rising movement for action on climate change and sea level rise, on June 10, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting and movie starts at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments are provided, but please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For more information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16The 2013 Legislative Session came to a close on May 3 after 60 days of intense debate and deliberation. With strong bipartisan support, a balanced $74.5 billion state budget was approved, which included a $1.5 billion increase for education funding and pay raises to state workers for the “ rst time in seven years. Even though the states “ nancial picture improved this year and Florida had its “ rst budget surplus since 2006, the Florida Legislature stuck to its principles and made sure we live within our means and not raise taxes or fees on Floridas families and businesses. The budget included setting aside $2.8 billion in reserve funding to be prepared in case there are any future budget shortfalls. The budget re” ects our commitment to provide quality education for Florida students. We included $480 million for teacher pay increases. This will result in teachers receiving raises between $2,000 and $3,500. Funds for state universities and state colleges were increased by $241.6 million and $67.9 million respectively. As chairman of the Justice Appropriation Committee, I oversaw writing Floridas justice budget. The budget re” ects the importance of public safety to the people of the state by allocating funds to the Department of Corrections to cover the increase in the prison population and to maintain/ repair facilities utilized by the Departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice and the State Courts. This budget also provides for a pay raise for law enforcement o cers. My committees biggest challenge was changing how we fund the Clerk of Court. Prior to 2009, the Clerk of Court o ces were funded with the court-related fees it collected. Since 2009, the Legislature has been responsible for funding the Clerk of Courts. I headed the negotiations that returned funding for the Clerk of Courts back to the pre-2009 system. In addition to my duties as chair, I was able to pass two key pieces of legislation this year. First was HB 685, which will extend from two years to seven years the period between parole interviews for kidnappers, putting them on the same level as people convicted for murder or rape. The other bill I passed was SB 1300, which is a rewrite of limited liability company (LLC) laws and was heard and approved unanimously as the last bill of the 2013 session. LLCs are business entities that combine elements of partnerships and corporate structure. This comprehensive legislation will make Florida more competitive, more sophisticated and a more business-friendly state. The 2013 session also saw the legislature pass an assortment of new legislation. Some key bills that passed this session will repeal of the sales tax on manufacturing equipment for three years (HB 7007); another bill (HB155)will ban internet cafes; HB 7013 will expand early voting sites and allow more days for early voting; SB 52 will ban texting while driving except when stopped; SB 406 creates a three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday in August; HB 15 prevents protests at funerals; HB 239 allows optometrists to start prescribing oral medications; HB 7015 tightens standards for expert witnesses in lawsuits; HB 7083 speeds up the death penalty appeals process; and SB2 bars elected o cials from taking advantage of their positions to get taxpayer-funded jobs. I would like to take a moment to thank my sta family and particularly you, the constituents of District 16, for a successful session. It was an honor to serve the Mandarin area as your representative this year.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 endemic countries. We hope to have the same success with these countries as we have had with India, which just celebrated its second polio-free year this past January. For more information about Rotary Club of Mandarin and our activities, please contact us at MandarinRotary@aol.com. Service Above Self„Rotary Club of Mandarin.Rotary Club cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise Today!886-4919

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com $20 GEL ManicuresAsk for Heather9889 San Jose Boulevard904-329-2573www.adriennemichelles.com f f Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons 200 hour training/new class! ~~ Prenatal Yoga Classes Spring Cleaning Detox June 22nd Intro to Kundalini 1-3pm July 13 Chakras 101 1-4pm July 20th Yoga Basics 1-4pm ~ 200 hour Training: July 3 Week Intensive July 8-27 ~ August 9 week end Training 200 hour certification ~ 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. Immersion ~ Summer intensive Starting July 28th Limited space avail. August Restorative Yoga Training Sept Yoga for Seniors Advanced yoga Anatomy ~~ 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard In our last discussion we began by comparing a few interesting situations involving international geopolitical issues. Lets consider this time an issue of much more local concern, the recent land-use dispute between St. Johns County and Anderson Columbia, Inc. In this dispute, the Florida legislature passed a law that supported the land owner, Joseph Anderson, by nullifying a county ruling against his development plan for the property. Among numerous other issues involved in this contentious series of events, we see a fundamental civic con” ict between the authority of government and individual privacy rights. As in the past several articles, we are using R. Freeman Butts Twelve Tables of CivismŽ as the foundational principles for our discussions of civics issues in our community. We have already considered his “ rst four principles, justice, freedom, equality and diversity. 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 add authority to the Unum list and privacy to the Pluribus list. Whether you have followed the events surrounding the Anderson land issue or not, we can easily see that at its core is a simple con” ict between an individuals private property rights and the governments authority to determine what is best for the community. In its Preamble, the Constitution is ordained with the authority to ƒpromote the general welfare and secure the blessings of libertyƒŽ Anderson is a taxpaying owner of private land. The issue is not about public land. The controversial question is how would the proposed use of that private land (a housing development) impacts the public? The St. Johns County Commission declared it would lead to urban sprawl. More generally, when is governments responsibility to protect individual rights suspended in favor of its responsibility to promote the general welfare? In this case, when are private property rights suspended in favor of the regulation of land use guarding against potential urban sprawl? Of course, the privacy versus authority debate is seen in numerous other local issues. Last August, Jacksonville City Council narrowly rejected a bill that would have expanded its human rights ordinance to include the protection of homosexuals from discrimination. Students have long questioned their schools authority to search their locker, book bags or cars. Many drivers have criticized the decision by the City of Jacksonville to install tra c cameras as a violation of their privacy. Even something as simple as the type of mailbox or the color of your front door can be regulated by a homeowners association. Discussions of such con” icts between the responsibilities and limitations of government are often couched in the context of national policy, e.g. privacy of air travelers versus security from terrorist attacks. But we have to understand that fundamental principles like government authority and individual privacy apply to local community issues as well. Balancing the two is never easy, usually compromising, but always vital to democracy. E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictFor better or worse, todays investments in education impact our states future. During the 2013 Legislative Session, Florida leaders took a considerable step toward preparing students with the knowledge and skills to keep pace with our worlds everincreasing expectations. Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 1076, known as the Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE). Passed with bipartisan support, this forward-thinking bill charts a course to increase student achievement, improve graduates employability and give our children a better chance to succeed in college or their chosen career. For business leaders looking to hire, grow and innovate, this bill is great news. It maintains high standards while better equipping students to participate in our states growing economy. School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 I think we can chalk up this new law as a good investment. For starters, the law creates a pathway diploma, providing students the opportunity to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and one of over 200 national industry certi“ cations. Allowing students to substitute rigorous industry certi“ cations for certain graduation course requirements, this pathway diploma will a ord new graduates more immediate job opportunities and eligibility for certain college credits. As your elected School Board representative I want you to know that I personally talked to the governor about this bill. I am proud to say that Governor Rick Scott is focused on doing the right thing for the future of Florida. Its working! If you have any questions or comments please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. Dear Editor, Councilman Matt Schellenberg dared to question the politically-correct, sacrosanct doctrine of diversityŽ and agitated several people. Speci“ cally, I refer to the letter from Cathleen Jensen-Gall. She identi“ es herself as a professor,Ž as if thats supposed to lend credence to her opinions. In the “ rst paragraph, she insults Schellenberg, suggesting that hes an ignoramus who doesnt know any better. She then proceeds with a stultifying explanation and justi“ cation of diversity.Ž Most insulting is her suggestion that Schellenberg needs to go to that Mao-ist re-education camp (Jacksonville Human Rights Commission) for diversity training.Ž So, what exactly is diversity?Ž Letter to the Editor writer Bill Armstrong provides a dictionary de“ nition. Beyond that, however, I submit that diversityŽ is a political ideology of unknown origin. Its an insane obsession of guilt-stricken white people and condescending, ruling-class elitists. Now, regarding Schellenberg, I “ nd it refreshing that a councilman would discuss something other than the usual, mundane topics of municipal government. Last year, Schellenberg and nine other council members voted against and defeated the homosexual antidiscrimination ordinance. Perhaps thats what really bothers Jensen-Gall and Armstrong. Paul BuntingLetter to the Editor scheduled observing sessionsŽ at either Hanna Park or at the societys dark sky site in the Osceola National Forest. They also have monthly meetings at MOSH, Florida State College at Jacksonville or other announced locations. Other activities NEFAS members participate in are amateur telescope making (ATM) classes at FSCJ. Over the past several years these classes have been well-attended. They have helped many amateur astronomers acquire a very highquality telescope for much less than a commercially produced version. Also, NEFAS members often participate in distant observing events called Star Parties.Ž The 2012 Winter Sky Party was held in the Florida Keys and was an internationally recognized event. So if you want to track the path of Comet ISON or wish to learn about astrophotography, radio astronomy or just join others who love to gaze at the heavens in wonder, consider getting in touch with the star gazers at NEFAS. Visit www.nefas.org or www.facebook.com/ gropus/2209926886 for more information. Astronomy Club cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com need customers?886-4919

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One of the topics of the April 2013 column The Sheri ReportsŽ concerned rules of the road for bicyclists and vehicles sharing the roadway. A Mandarin NewsLine reader contacted the sheri s o ce with his viewpoint on this topic and also penned a Letter to the Editor, which was published in the May 2013 issue of Mandarin NewsLine. The sheri s o ce takes feedback seriously and appreciated the response from the reader. Their public dialogue about bicycle safety on roadways, particularly with respect to sharing the road with motorized vehicles, is ongoing. In an e ort to clarify the point raised in the original column, the sheri s o ce contacted attorney and cycling enthusiast Christopher G. Burns, Esq., of the law “ rm Terrell Hogan for his opinion, which was immediately shared directly with the reader who wrote the Letter to the Editor. Following is Mr. Burns clari“ cation, which we now share with all of our Mandarin NewsLine readers: Sheri Rutherford said about cyclists, ƒthey are allowed to ride up to two-abreast. He was correct. On very wide roads, it is possible for a motorist to pass two cyclists abreast, giving three feet, by staying in the lane. Here the cyclists are not impeding the motorist. On most roads in Mandarin, such as Beauclerc, Scott Mill and Mandarin Roads, the road lanes are narrower than 14 feet. Then cyclists are not impeding tra c if they ride two abreast, as compared to one abreast. In order to give the cyclists three feet of passing room, the motorist needs to take the opposing lane. Because these roads are narrow, the motorist would have to take part of the opposing lane no matter if there was one rider or two abreast, to give three feet. The fact that that a second cyclist is present doesnt change what the motorist must do … go all or partially into the opposing lane when no tra c is coming the opposite direction. The second cyclist does not impede tra c any more than a single cyclist does. The motorist couldnt pass by staying in its lane even with one cyclist. There are some occasions when riding two abreast would impede tra c. Then cyclists should ride only one across. This is where the lane of travel is about 14 feet, allowing for a car to stay in the lane to pass one cyclist with three feet. If two riders are across, the motorist wont be able to pass by staying in the lane and giving three feet. If there is opposing tra c, the second cyclist is then impeding tra c, because the motorist must wait for opposing tra c to clear.ŽEditors Note: You can learn more by reading Florida Statute 316.2065 Bicycle regulations.Clari cation of column and Letter to the EditorSharing the roadway explainedThe Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffEvery citizen matters when preventing crime and solving crimes. The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon really illustrated this point. We all watched an entire city and neighboring communities on lockdown,Ž while police conducted a door-to-door search for the suspected killers after their identities were released to the public by the FBI in a BOLO (Be on the lookout forƒ.Ž). While on the run, they reportedly committed other crimes, including an ambush killing of MIT Campus Police O cer Sean Collier and then engaged with law enforcement in a shootout that involved explosives and wounded many law enforcement o cers. But it was one citizen, who walked outside his home and noticed blood on the tarp covering his boat on a trailer in his backyard. He reportedly retreated, after seeing someone lying in there and he called the police. You know the outcome. The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was arrested. I cant speculate about that case and I wont o er commentary on any other police agencys investigation, but I do know that citizens call to the police was pivotal in that manhunt and led to a successful outcome that stopped the killing. He saw something. He said something. He called the police. He let law enforcement handle it. Its not entirely unlike what happens to me every time we do one of our ShAdCo neighborhood walks. I gather with our o cers and the citizens who volunteer their time and we go door to door engaging citizens in what we call the good “ ght.Ž We ask them what they know about criminal activity in the neighborhood and we follow up on each and every tip they provide. They share their information and tips with us in complete con“ dence and trust us to look into the problems they point out. And we do. You would be astounded to learn that in one instance, I knocked on a door and had a young man answer. I asked for his parents. I told them that some people in the area had advised me the he might be involved in acts of criminal mischief going on in the neighborhood. I reminded them that they were responsible for knowing what he and his friends were doing when he wasnt at home. I was told, later, by our zone commander, the criminal mischief in the neighborhood stopped after I had a visit with his parents. The neighbors told police what they suspected; what they had seen. And we acted. On another walk, just last month, neighbors suspected a house of being used for drug dealing. You know the signs: short, brief visits by a variety of people, oftentimes late at night and into the early morning. People coming and going, but not really livingŽ there or people who dont engage with their neighbors and are vague when asked who actually resides in the home. Not only that, but the place we saw on our walk also looked like there may be some theft of electric power going on, or at the least code violations with the wiring. Our o cers followed up on the complaints and eventually a drug arrest was made and the residence cited for code violations. Neighbors with suspicions. Neighbors concerned about the condition of their neighborhood. ShAdCo members telling the police what they suspect and what they have seen. And we acted. You are going to hear more about the importance of citizens and police staying connected. I focus a lot of attention, resources and e ort to building the trust that sparks citizens to join with us in preventing and solving crime. You can call us at 630-0500; ” ag down an o cer; tweet us @jsopio; post on Facebook (jaxsheri ); email us crimetips@jaxsheri .org; or join us in ShAdCo and come to the meetings every month to be kept appraised of what is going on in your neighborhood. We work closely with First Coast Crime Stoppers, to ensure tips and information from citizens can be o ered anonymously, while the tipster may qualify for a reward if an arrest is made. In May we will launch IWATCH in the 13 counties of North Central and Northeast Florida. IWATCH is a campaign that educates citizens about the important role each person plays in notifying law enforcement about suspicious activities that might be related to potential acts of terrorism. This month we will also be re-invigorating our Gun Bounty program … where we payout, through Crime Stoppers, $1000 to anyone who reports about an illegal gun and the suspect who is carrying or using it. If we make an arrest and recover that illegally possessed gun, the tipster receives this payout, plus, if a crime is solved as a result of the call, an additional reward may occur. I will be out in the community and with the media speaking more about these programs, but for those of you who are taking the time to read this article, please know that earning and keeping your con“ dence in us is the most important thing we do. Crime is best prevented and solved when the citizens we are sworn to protect have a true partnership, a covenant, with us. One that involves our con“ dence that law abiding people will call the police and tell us what they see; what they know; what they suspect and that you can count on us to respond; investigate; and take action that is warranted and appropriate. As I re” ect on the crime declines of the past three years … taking us down to our lowest number of reported crime incidents in 41 years … I am proud of the strong relationships we have in the community and the dedication of the members of the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Food and Fun One of Mandarin’s Oldest Family Owned Restaurants ~ Est. 1984 45¢ Wings All-U-Can Eat Wings 4:00-close Every Tuesday Dine In Only 4:00-close Every Thursday $11.99 per personFAMILY SAMPLER12 Wings 12 Bonless Large Fries$21.99 FREE WINGSBuy 12 or more Get 12 FREE! Free Wi Fi Game Room EXP. 6/30/13EXP. 6/30/13 Call 288-9211 z ay hm Real “NY Style hand tossed pizza at affordable prices. (Next to Publix)Visit: brooklynpizzajax.com A Taste of Germany We Import Directly from Germany! PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 Movie ReviewOlympus Has FallenDirected by: Antoine Fuqua. Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Rick Yune and Morgan Freeman. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Some exciting things are happening at the JCA in celebration of its 25th birthday! The occasion is being recognized by a year of special programming to commemorate its contribution to the community. Most of the events are open to the general public, many at no charge. In April the time capsule buried at its inauguration in 1988 was unearthed and in May a new time capsule was buried. It will be unearthed in 2038! From its inception, the intention of the founders of the JCA was to create a secular centre that would serve the whole community. There are now more than 2400 memberships representing a broad spectrum of the community. This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Olympus Has Fallen, an action-packed, political thriller for adults and teens to enjoy. Presidential guard Mike Banning, portrayed by Gerard Butler, is let go after an accident ends in a fatality. He is not only disgraced, but after being close to the president and his family, he seeks time to regroup. Some months later, when walking past the White House, otherwise known as Olympus, Mike is alarmed as destruction and mayhem occur throughout the Encore!Happy 25th Birthday, JCABy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityAs one drives by the facility on San Jose Boulevard, it seems as though the parking lot is always jam packed. One wonders if all these people can be participating in the exercise programs for which it is recognized. Then one notices the red electric sign that can be seen from the road and which ” ashes information about current events and one realizes that the JCA o ers a wide range of activities of interest to a broad segment of the community. During the summer months, the main focus of the JCA is the outstanding summer camp for young people, but there is still much for us all to enjoy. For instance, the Vandro Art Gallery features an everchanging exhibit of art work which one can enjoy when walking to almost any part of the facility. It is currently presenting works by Ted Head. Originally a commercial artist, Head decided in 2001 to try painting again„a change after so many years of pen and ink drawings! The result can be enjoyed in this exhibit. Thelma Nied, director of Cultural Arts, who has been a prime mover with the JCA since its inception, plans many exciting programs in the concert and “ lm series. These are all open to the public at no cost. As always, there is also an excellent selection of art classes which will continue through the summer. In addition, Sandy Oasis, the director of the Mature Adults programs, will continue o erings as varied as her recent presentations by noted podiatrist Dr. Philip Adler and First Coast weatherman Mike Prangley. A very special program, The Day of the Bull: Picasso StyleŽ will be o ered in August. It will include a private a bus trip to St. Augustine for a docent-led tour of the Picasso exhibit followed by a Dutch treat lunch at the Columbia restaurant. The exhibit pays tribute to the Spanish roots of St. Augustine with a unique exhibit of works by renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso featuring bulls and bull“ ghters. Reservations are required. There is just not time nor space to cover all the special o erings; however, for information on all the exciting programs and especially on the birthday events that will resume in the fall, as well as times and costs where applicable, you can call 730-2100 or visit www. jcajax.org. Happy Birthday JCA! city. Few know the ultimate goal. As the attack continues directly to the doors of the capital, he realizes the family he once protected may be in danger. Terrorists have kidnapped the president, enacted by Aaron Eckhart and members of his sta ; in addition, the presidents son is missing. Kang, played by Rick Yune, is the leader of the group who plan to unite Korea, utilizing weapons only those in Olympus can access. The national security team, led by Speaker The Mandarin Methodist Players will present the Broadway Show The Music Man on May 30, 31, June 1, 7 and 8. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. in Mandarin United Methodist Churchs Worship Center, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Refreshments will be available in the gymnasium concession stand starting at 6:00 p.m. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Movie Review cont. on pg. 9 Food and FunWhy not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Food and Fun 262-9590Your community Pizza Shop in the Outback Plaza 99¢ FREE 1 topping Small Pizza with purchase of a Specialty Pizza $14.99 Limited time only. Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late til 2am Delivery Available! Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 6/30/13. Happy Father’s Day from Mike Stemaries experience in marketing, along with his people skills, were put to a test three and half years ago. He says, I put them to the test … where the rubber meets the road! I chose to open a local franchise of Five Star Pizza. The company had a proven business record that keeps the interest of the customer in mind at all times.Ž Stemaries prior business life was made up of 15 years as a high school and college teacher, plus 15 years as a general manager for a large insurance company and 10 years as a “ nancial advisor for America Express. He currently lives in St. Augustine with his daughter and his wife who is a teacher and loves to cook; she even works in the shop part time. Putting together a great sta was key to Stemaries success. We have 10 people on our sta „seven women of which four have over eight years of experience directly related to the pizza business and “ ve men, Five Star Pizza shop thanks Mandarin community!By Donna Keathleyone of which is a former pizza shop owner with over 10 years of experience. We want our mission statement to re” ect our goal, that is To Be Your Community Delivery Pizza Shop,Ž Mike states. And our motto is Bigger, Better, Faster!Ž Five Star Pizza starts each day by making their own fresh dough on location each morning. Vegetables and meats are purchased fresh here locally on a daily basis and they use 100 percent fresh mozzarella cheese„no frozen products. The sauce is also made in the shop, daily, from vine-ripened California tomatoes. Their commitment to quality has never wavered from the beginning regardless of the cost of the ingredients. While other pizza companies have shrunk their pizza sizes about 20 percent, Five Star continues to make a 16Ž large pizza. I believe that it is important to give back to the community we serve,Ž says Stemarie. Over the past three and a half years, we have worked with churches, schools and civic organizations by discounting and giving pizzas to these organizations. We are always willing to partner with organizations that exist to make Mandarin a better place to live and play in.Ž Stemarie explains, Every year we calculate a percentage in our marketing budget that we can contribute to local organizations in an e ort to help them with their fund raising. Some examples are Christian Family Chapel, St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, Mandarin Moose Lodge, DuPont Middle School, Mandarin YMCA, Mandarin Sharks, Mandarin football sponsorship, the Mandarin Band and their school pageants.Ž The stores menu can be found on their website, www. FiveStarPizza.com and 11 percent of their customers order online. We like saying we have the best pizza in town and at 1:30 a.m., its better than best because we are willing to deliver the food to your home! Who else would deliver pizza when 92 percent of Mandarin is sleepof the House Trumble, performed by Morgan Freeman, races to secure not only the city, but the world. They realize their only hope may be the man who has fought his way into the big house and also the one that knows the paths and secrets those walls contain. That man is Mike Banning and he is “ nding blockades to saving the president and his son, as well as avoiding a disaster that could leave the world in tatters. Will he win? Well, through the direction of Antoine Fuqua, it seems to certainly be possible. Action and drama “ ll almost every scene, though the White House full of dead bodies was an interesting vision. The terrorists are wellfunded and extremely skilled in combat. The evil and sociopathic behavior of Kang gives Banning all that he can handle. Rick Yune is a great villain and looks to enjoy his work; he is de“ nitely someone to watch in the future. Another one to watch is Finley Jacobsen, who plays Connor, the presidents son. He not only manages to elude the terrorists but is cute while doing so. Aaron Eckhart handles his responsibilities as commanderin-chief well, but he may have given in a little too soon, while Morgan Freeman made stepping into the presidents shoes seem easy. Now the leader of the band is of course Gerard Butler„the man has such range. From romances and comedies to playing a psychopath, he has now paved the way to be the next heroic action-“ gure of any “ lm. I hope there is a sequel. ing,Ž Stemarie says as he laughs. The last thing he adds is, Thank you Mandarin for helping us grow our business!Ž Five Star Pizza is a familyoperated restaurant which specializes in late-late delivery service. The store hours are 4:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday through Sunday they open at 11:00 a.m. The store front is located at 9825 San Jose Boulevard in the Outback Plaza.Movie Review cont. from pg. 8 Visit our advertisers!Food and FunLongtime Mandarin resident Billy Barwald and the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society were honored to accept a Historic Preservation Award from the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission at their awards ceremony on May 2. The Historic Preservation Awards Program recognizes and celebrates preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Jacksonvilles history. The museum hosted a “ vepart series, Front Porch Stories, featuring Barwald. He spoke on the front lawn of the museum about various historical top-Museums Front Porch StoriesŽ wins local awardics including the history of the citrus business in Mandarin, World War II from the perspective of someone who served and the adventures of moving to Loretto. Barwald has lived in Loretto since 1938 when his family moved their two-story home by barge from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. The museum is looking to continue the series with another guest lecturer. Please contact the museum (mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net) if you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this program.

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research 904-730-0166 www.jaxresearch.comIf you have moderate-to-severe ATOPIC DERMATITIS (eczema), you may be eligible to participate in a clinical research study being conducted by the Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research evaluating an investigational medication. You may be eligible if: 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com! Its time! Call the veterinarian!Ž Norman, in his early teen years had been told all signs pointed to that day being the day the family cat was about to have kittens. The mother-to-be had let out a loud yowl to let everyone know the process had begun. Bill, Normans father, assured him the vet wasnt wanted nor necessary; through Mother Nature, the cat knew more about delivering kittens than any vet would know. When we allow Mother Nature to take care of things instead of treating her like shes part of a nanny state, were all better o The appearance of a sizable algal bloom o the boat ramp at County Dock Road in Mandarin is not cause for alarm; its cause for watching, waiting to see what happens in the ecosystem. Nature is often violent, even more so than the bloodsport of today known as politics. Everything in nature has a life cycle … some things for thousands of years, some things for just days. When we leave problems to Mother Nature, were doing the wise thing. Mother Nature knows more about ridding herself of algal blooms than any groups of meddling scientists could hope to know. Some “ sh and wildlife and plants may perish in the process; its nature. Jacksonville has been greatly blessed with an abundance of waterways: the St. Johns River, Trout River, Arlington River, Julington Creek and many more streams and waterways. Cowford evolved into Jacksonville because of the St. Johns River and the many advantages in the mechanical age of cities being located on navigable waterways. During the bad old days, we, as a city and its residents greatly abused our rivers, “ lling them with industrial waste, In the Mandarin area, we have four public boat ramps and two riverfront parks. The boat ramps and parks are packed with people each weekend. Hundreds of people live along the St. Johns. There are even a few locally owned businesses that rely on the beauty and bounty of our river. For a lot of people in Mandarin, the St. Johns is a constant presence and an important part of life. Despite the rivers importance to our community, our river is under attack. In the “ rst week of May, a large, slimy mass of green algae drifted near the boat ramp at County Dock Road. These algal blooms … and the blooms that are likely to appear in the future … are not good for us. Algal blooms are not good because a river clogged with algae is an unattractive river. Who wants to cruise down the St. Johns through thick sheets of slimy algae and rotting “ sh? Who wants to relax alongside the St. Johns if its covered with smelly muck? Anybody want to cast a line into a clump of algae? No takers? I didnt think so. These algal blooms transform our river from a crown jewel into a calam-Rev. Kyle Reese, D.Min., senior pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. Reese has played a very active role in the community since moving to Jacksonville from Texas in 2006. He was a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2008 and the Leadership Florida Class of 2010. Reese is chair-elect of the OneJax Institute of the University of North Florida, and is vice president of the Rotary Club of San Marco. We are very pleased to have Dr. Kyle Reese serving on the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville board of directors. He is Political CommentaryDont treat Mother Nature like part of a nanny stateBy J. Bruce Richardsonraw sewage and toxic runo from streets. Back in the 1960s, those “ shing the river for food downtown were told not to eat the “ sh, for the water they were swimming in was toxic and eating the “ sh was like ingesting poison. Jacksonville has come a long way since those dreary times and the St. Johns River sparkles in the spring sunlight. We are fortunate to be a big city living on the shoulders of a mighty river. When annoyances like algal blooms come along, we have an obligation to allow the river to heal itself. Weve cleaned up the pollutants formerly going into the river; the river does not need our help to take care of routine problems. Nanny-staters and their ilk always want to declare some crisis or another and spend public monies in response to perceived problems. More regulation. More big government. The magni“ cence of the St. Johns River and its tributaries was here centuries before man intruded on the peacefulness of frontier Florida. And, when were all gone, the river will still be here. Let the river be the river. It doesnt need us every moment wringing our hands, worrying and fretting over an act of nature. Nature is far better than any government functionary or bureaucrat “ guring things out and making things right. 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.New board member named to hospitals boarda respected member of the community serving as Senior Pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and has been highly engaged in our community for several years,Ž said Michael A. Mayo, FACHE, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Hospital president. Reese earned his bachelor of arts in religious studies from Wayland Baptist University and his master of divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. He received his doctor of ministry from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in San Jose with his wife Amy and their three children, Peyton, Hannah and Wyatt.Political CommentaryWe must act as wise stewards of the riverBy David Miltonity. The health of our river is a quality-of-life issue. The algal blooms also a ect local business owners. If the river is choked with massive algal blooms, Im not inclined to spend money at the local marina or “ sh camp. The crabbers, shrimpers and “ shermen probably dont like the algal blooms either. With those kinds of issues, it becomes harder to convince people to bring their families and businesses to Mandarin. Thats not good. The natural beauty of the St. Johns has attracted people to the area since Harriet Beecher Stowe bought a home here in the 1870s. Now, in 2013, we cant let polluted water chase people and businesses away. Unfortunately, the river cant protect itself. Instead, we must act as wise stewards of the St. Johns. Not only is protecting our river the right thing to do, but wise stewardship of our river is also a smart long-term investment in our community. So how can we act as wise stewards? Because we share our river with central Florida, we cant ignore the need for statewide solutions: we must pressure the politicians in Tallahassee to protect all 310 miles of the St. Johns. We also need our local elected o cials to do what is best for Mandarin, now and in the future. We cannot tolerate hyperpartisan politicians who are beholden to special interests. But protecting our river will take more than proactive elected o cials. As most of us have learned by observation or experience, legislation alone doesnt solve problems. Boatloads of money and books full of new laws cant stop the algal blooms. Each of us … individually … must choose to do things like waste less water and use less fertilizer. Personal responsibility matters. You and I have made Mandarin our home. Its our place. Its up to us to make Mandarin the best and most attractive place in town. 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 nonpro t organizations.

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Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonville h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. In spirit of Fathers Day, Hubbard House would like to recognize and thank all the fathers and father-“ gures that have positively impacted the lives around them. It is through their example that healthy, non-violent behavior is being promoted. When people hear the words domestic violence,Ž they often think of it as a womens issue. But, it is only through the leadership of both women and men While its easy and common for dealerships and businesses to toot their own horn these days, its rare and more genuine when a dealership receives the recognition and praised validated by its customers. OSteen Volkswagen has joined the ranks for Volkswagen dealers excelling in all customer service standards, noted as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. This coveted recognition has been awarded to only 24 Volkswagen dealers out of 617 in the country. Members of the elite Customer First Club are selected by Volkswagen customers through a Customer Experience Survey. According to the feedback from customers, the 24 dealers excelled in all aspects of the customer experience, including new car, pre-owned and service. It is such an honor to receive the 2012 Customer First Club Award,Ž states Tom OSteen, co-owner. Our customers voices determine the winners of this award and we are honored that our custom-Fathers Day: Thank you from Hubbard HouseBy Contributing Writer Karina Chowdhury, Hubbard House InternDealership awarded Elite Customer First Club award ers appreciate the high level of service we provide at OSteen Volkswagen. We applaud our employees for being dedicated to delivering industry-leading customer service and recognize that this award means 100 percent dedication by all members of our team.Ž To honor the employees and their families of OSteen Volkswagen for their hard work, an employee appreciation picnic was held on Sunday, May 5 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The OSteen family has been a part of the Jacksonville community for three generations and in the automotive business since 1969. OSteen Volkswagen is located at 11401 Phillips Highway and provides sales and service on new and pre-owned Volkswagen models, as well as all types of makes and models. Leasing, online inventory, “ nancing, parts and accessories are also available. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! that this issue can be resolved. Men can challenge the stereotypes of manhood and display positive examples of what it truly means to be a man. They can o er leadership in standing up for whats right and be a great example for other men and boys to do the same. It is important for them to know that all their encouraging words and actions do not go unnoticed. Many men in our community are helping end violence by: € Taking a leadership role in their childs school or acting as positive role model for youth € Taking a stance and speaking out against domestic violence and setting a positive example by choosing nonviolent means of con” ict resolution € Reinforcing the message that domestic violence is unacceptable through their capacities at work or in their community and civic groups € Providing a listening ear or lending a helping hand in times of high stress when domestic violence is more likely to happen € Educating youth about sex and violence in popular culture and mainstream media and setting a very clear standard about respect € Emphasizing the importance of communicating without abusive actions or words Fathers and father-“ gures should be celebrated every day, not just Fathers Day, in the lives of those they positively impact. Hubbard House would like to acknowledge the wonderful contributions men make in promoting healthy relationships and a better future and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. No matter which option is chosen, it is important to remember that taking some action is better than taking no action. Want to get involved with helping end domestic violence in our community? Hubbard House has an o cial auxiliary organization called Men Against Violence Against Women (MAVAW). For more information, please call 354-0076 ext. 642. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.About Hubbard House: Hubbard House is a certi ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Bl i ndsBudget The Best in Custom Blinds and Window Coverings Call Today for a FREE In-Home Consultation904-268-7080www.BudgetBlinds.com 904-765-2020 www .clayeye.com Orange Park: 2023 Professional Ctr Dr. Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-2020 Mandarin: 11790 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-765-2020 Fleming Island: 1615 CR 220, Ste 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 904-276-2020Three convenient locations to serve you! h i l & Macula Family I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better It is that time of year again: fun in the sun! Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skins exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can also cause invisible damage to the skin. Excessive and/or multiple sunburns cause premature aging of the skin and lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer is truly an epidemic. I am seeing more and more patients with skin cancer at all ages. It is not uncommon for someone in their 20s and 30s to come in with a lesion that actually is basal cell or Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the Credit Unions new Baymeadows and 295E Branch location at 10903 Baymeadows Road west of Interstate 295. VyStar o cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. The new branch is a fullservice VyStar branch with four teller stations, four member service o ces, two online banking stations, one drive-up ATM, four drive-through lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 35th branch, which includes 30 full service branches and “ ve high school branches. Lee OQuinn will serve as branch vice president of the Baymeadows Branch. OQuinn has been with VyStar for six years and most recently held the position of member relationship specialist supervisor at VyStars St. Augustine Branch. On Friday evening, May 3, Mother Nature brewed up some stormy weather in an attempt to put a wet blanket on the annual Symphony Under the StarsŽ at Loretto Elementary School. But it was to no avail as the undeterred students and audiSunburn and childrenBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center Southother type of skin cancer primarily due to sun exposure as a teenager and/or child,Ž according to Jacksonville facial plastic surgeon Jason D. Meier, MD. Children often spend a good part of their playing outdoors in the sun, especially during the summer. Children who have fair skin, moles or freckles or who have family history of skin cancer, are more likely to develop skin cancer in later years. Exposure to the sun during daily activities and play causes the most sun damage. Overexposure to sunlight before age 18 is most damaging to the skin. The following are the most common symptoms of sunburn. However, each child may experience symptoms di erently. Symptoms may include: € Redness € Swelling of the skin € Pain € Blisters € Fever € Chills € Weakness € Dry, itching and peeling skin days after the burn Protection from the sun should start at birth and continue throughout your childs life. It is estimated that 60 to 80 percent of total lifetime exposure occurs in the “ rst 18 years of life. Tanning, not just sunburn, causes signi“ cant damage to the skin,Ž explains Dr. Meier. The best way to prevent sunburn in children over six months of age is to follow the A, B, Cs recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology: Away Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day. This is when the suns rays are the most damaging. Block … Block the suns rays using a SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. Apply the lotion 30 minutes before going outside and reapply it often during the day. Sunscreens should not be used on infants under six months of age. Cover-up … Cover up using protective clothing, such as a long sleeve shirt and hat when in the sun. Use clothing with a tight weave to keep out as much sunlight as possible. Keep babies less than six months old out of direct sunlight at all times. Hats with brims are important. Reapply sunblock at least every two to three hours to protect your children (and yourself) from the suns damaging rays. Sunblock needs to have both UVA and UVB coverage called broad spectrum. This is as important as the SPF number as these types of sunscreens provide the best coverage. Also, the lower the SPF, the more often you will need to reapply throughout the day,Ž concludes Dr. Meier. Credit union celebrates Grand Opening of 30th full-service branchJohn Bryan (Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce), Larry Meyers (VyStar board of directors), George R. Berry (VyStar chairman of the board of directors), Lee OQuinn (Baymeadows Branch vice president), Terry R. West (VyStar president and CEO), Michael Cascone (VyStar board of directors), P. Kem Siddons (VyStar board of directors), Randy Swift (senior vice president, member services), William C. Vivian (VyStar board of directors), Jason Fischer (Duval County School Board, District 7).We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community on Jacksonvilles Southside around Baymeadows and 295E. A large number of our members have resided in the area for some time and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here.Ž said West.Stars shine through the clouds at Loretto Elementary SchoolBy Karl Kennell ence moved their celebration of music and dance indoors. Each year this event is an amazing performance by the students and this one just showed how each year these budding young stars shine brighter. The kids danced, sang and some even played the piano for their show pieces. One of the highlights of the evenings performance was the dance number that was choreographed to the song Its Hard Knock LifeŽ from the musical Annie. During intermissions between the students acts, members of the First Coast Pops Orchestra entertained the audience of parents and families with instrumentals. The blending of the musical interludes with the special performances of the kids helped chase the clouds away and let the stars shine through„ even though it was indoors. Congratulations to the Loretto students who all really showed o their talents!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 11112-25 San Jose Boulevard, Mandarin, FL 32223 904-886-7071 Bring ad for 10% Off. One per Customer. Exp 7/30/13MNLMANDARIN San Jose Blvd. WE’VE LOWERED THE COST OF RAISING KIDS We sell gently used Children’s clothing (sizes newborn to 16) Shoes, Equipment (Pack n’ Plays, Swings, High Chairs and Toys). Come to see, come to buy! With a concept that is this simple saving money is child’s play! Check out Summer Programming for all ages at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Children from infancy through age 12 can sign up at your favorite library or online at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Signup starts June 1. Come to your library as often as once per week with your reading log to receive a weekly prize. Read 10 books to receive a free book of your very own! Free books will be distributed August 1 through17, while supplies last. You can enjoy lots of exciting programs every week from June 11 through August 2. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. Florida Public Archaeology Network, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on With Duval County high schools graduation ceremonies upon us, we at Mandarin NewsLine “ nd that it is time to say farewell to a truly talented senior writer who has penned articles for us for the past two years. It has been a pleasure working with Natalie Cleghorn, an aspiring journalist who has displayed professionalism and a grasp of editorial knowledge well beyond her years. We hope that she has learned and expanded her writing talents as a result of her association with Mandarin NewsLine and wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Underclassmen, be sure to see the information at the end of this article if you are interested in writing on behalf of your school for Mandarin NewsLine next year!On Saturday, April 27, the Friends of the Mandarin South Library joined the Mandarin Rotary Club members for a cleanup at the library. Thanks also to our City Council member, Matt Schellenberg, the grounds are neater and the entry way is more welcoming at our Mandarin South Library! Wishing this talented student all the best!Mandarin NewsLines senior high school writer graduatesBy Martie ThompsonNatalie Cleghorn:MHS Sports Roundup writerNatalie Cleghorn is graduating from the AICE Program as well as the Gifted Program at Mandarin High School, where she is also an AP Scholar with Honors and past participant of Youth Leadership of Jacksonville. She has been a team member of the Mustang varsity fast pitch softball team for all four years of her high school career and was honored with the VyStar All-Star Athlete Award for her outstanding community service and athletics. Cleghorn was vice president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Student Council, president of the 4-H Club and a member of the Sixth Man Club. She will be attending the University of Florida in the fall as a member of the Honors College, where she plans to major in biology. Her ultimate goal, she says, is to become a veterinarian. To that end, she has volunteered at Greenbriar Animal Hospital and in her spare time she enjoys running, rock climbing and wake boarding. Best wishes from all of us at Mandarin NewsLine, Natalie!Editors Note: As we say goodbye to this years senior writer, we now have a student writer position available for underclassmen. Please contact us at editor@mandarinnewsline.com if you are interested in becoming our student sportswriter for next year!Start Here! Go Anywhere!Summer Reading Program begins June 1 By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library Wednesday, July 3 at 2:30 p.m. Are you a baseball fan? This is your chance to meet a Jacksonville Suns player, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. South Mandarin Branch Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. Barry Hinnant: Journey into Magic, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Al Poindexter. Dig into music with our favorite local folk musician, Mr. Al. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m. Hampstead Stage Company Presents: The Secret Garden. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. Geddy Gecko, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m. Hey, teens! Do you want to win stu in exchange for reading books? Its easy. Sign up online at www. jaxpubliclibrary.org. Sign up starts June 1. Log and review your books online. Youll be entered into a drawing each week for free books and more. Each branch does its own weekly drawings, so there are lots of chances to win! SE Region Manager Michael Sullivan congratulates Library Associate Hongying Song on receiving a JPL Award for Modeling the Way and a JPL Innovator Award for her outstanding work in the Childrens Department at the Mandarin Branch Library. Hongying and her staff presented 19 programs to 644 children in April.A complete list of Summer Teen Programs at the Jacksonville Public Library is available at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. 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We were met by our tour guide Gary Sass, president of AdLib Luxury Tours and Transportation, Inc. Alice is a 30-year-old wife and mother of one-year-old Katie. She is an awesome third grade teacher, a daughter, a sister and a very special friend. Alice is also battling cancer. Alice has been battling Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) since 2008. For “ ve years, she has tried all chemotherapy treatments available. She has also participated in a clinical trial. Unfortunately, all treatments have been unsuccessful. Alice is being forced to choose the only option to save her life, a bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant produces many obstacles. Although Alice has a great family and network of friends to support her emotionally and spiritually, she will still need much more help. The economic toll will be immense and overwhelming. The initial three-month process requires Alice and her young family to Cataracts are very common, a ecting roughly 60 percent of people over the age of 60, and over 1.5 million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States each year. A cataract is a clouding of the eyes naturally clear lens. Looking through a cataractclouded lens is often like looking through a foggy window. Cataract development is typically a very gradual process of the normal aging process and as such, many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual. According to Donald Downer, M.D., cornea and cataract surgeon, If you “ nd that your vision is changing and images seem dimmer or blurrier or you have an unusual glare or a reduction in color perception, you may be expe-Give 2 Alice and change someones lifetemporarily relocate to Tampa. Alices husband will be at her side, risking loss of income all the while he cares for Alice. The associated medical costs, living and travel expenses, coupled with income loss will be extensive. The costs will linger long after Alice has successfully “ nished her treatment. We cant make her cancer go away, but we can pool our resources together to ease the load from Alice, Josh and Katie. We, the friends of Alice, have established a fundraiser to do just that, Give 2 Alice. Alice is a truly amazing woman. She is a positive, courageous, sel” ess person and so full of grace. Despite the enormous challenge ahead of her, she continues to give so much to her family, her students and her community. Lets give back. Please consider donating to the Give 2 Alice fundraiser. For those of you who do not personally know Alice, but have been touched by an amazing family member, teacher or friend, please join us. You can honor those who have touched you by granting Alice your kindness and generosity. It is because of people like you that we, together, will make a di erence. A priceless di erence for someone who deserves so much more. Please visit www.Give2Alice.com today. We thank you.Mandarin Womens Club discovers downtown on walking tourBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed Through The Landing and out the front door onto Water Street led us to Andrew Jacksons statue where we learned why the city was named after him, then moved on to the Wells Fargo Building, where we learned that the architects favorite feature of this lovely building was the garage! Why, we asked? Because it was underground in Florida and didnt leak! On we went, walking up Laura Street to the Bank of America building, where we viewed the city from a conference room on the 42nd ” oor. Everything sure looks di erent from so high up! Back to ground level and on down the street we went to the historic Laura Street Trio.Ž Sass told us the tall one on the right was the “ rst skyscraper in the south by architect Henry John Klutho. On down the street is the Atlantic National Bank building, where we went underground to see a huge, old vault. There were copies of old stock certi“ cates and a footthick door. We proceeded to the Greenleaf and Crosby Building to visit the Jacksonville Visitors Center where we saw an old “ lm clip of Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy fame and talked about the early movie business in Jacksonville. We next saw the Carling Building, which has been made into lovely apartments. On our way to the Southlight Gallery in Six East Bay Street, we walked by the Jaguars in the windows of the Bostwick Building, around the corner on Forsyth Street to wander through the beautiful old Florida Theatre and back to Bay Street, where our tour guide left us. We then walked on down to lunch at Olio and we discovered that Olio means a highly spiced stew of meat and veggies,Ž but fortunately they had much more from which to choose! After lunch, it was a leisurely walk back to our cars at The Landing and the end of a perfect day! June is Cataract Awareness Month riencing the onset of cataracts. A comprehensive eye exam is imperative, to determine your diagnosis.Ž He continues, Once the cataract diagnosis is made, the decision to treat a cataract is based on the degree to which the cataract is impairing vision and the e ect of the impairment on the patients quality of life.Ž Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they offer routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help raise money for those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place on April 15, 2013. An estimated 2,600 Jacksonville citizens came out to support and participate in the event and helped raised close to $40,000; all proceeds were donated to One Fund Boston. Pictured are Jasmine Quezada and April Langston.The St. Johns River and its tributaries o er us over 180 di erent species of “ sh. Many of these “ sh are targeted by anglers for sport, table fare or both; however, the St. Johns River and its tributaries also o er us a few species of “ sh wed rather not see, catch or have to deal with. Some of Gardening: Summer pastimesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASthrough seed and nursery catalogues for inspiration for fall, where you might “ nd that intriguing new vegetable you cant wait to try or that beautiful fall-planted ” owering bulb that you admire. And of course check out the latest New Leaf newsletter from the Extension Service for timely tips: http:// duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/ nleafMayJune.13.emailversion. pdf As you know, the Jacksonville Public Library has a wealth of information available. One of my more recent reads is WeedsŽ by the British author Richard Mabey. It might sound rather an odd topic, but he describes how the worlds most ubiquitous weeds have circumnavigated the globe and become residents, with varying degrees of virulence, in so many countries. And this has been happening here since the very “ rst settlers arrived. Andrea Wulf writes a fascinating account of the founding fathers and their gardening exploits in The Brother Gardeners … Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession.Ž She describes how important the founding fathers believed gardening and, by extension, farming, to be to the health and wealth of their new country.Of course, both these books are descriptive and not about gardening practices. If you need practical advice the library certainly doesnt fall short. Why not browse the shelves or the on-line catalogue, where you can “ nd a wide range of material to suit all tastes in gardening?Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkathese “ sh have been known to scare small children and adults alike, cause people to cut their lines or abandon their rods, destroy tackle and in some cases administer pain by biting or stinging their would be captor. These “ sh could be known as St. Johns River Monsters.Ž The “ rst of our river monsters is probably the most common. When “ shing the original bite and “ ght often spark excitement till the “ sh gets close enough to be recognized and someone yells, Stingray!Ž The St. Johns River stingray is actually an Atlantic stingray which is a saltwater “ sh that has somehow adapted to living its entire life in freshwater making it the only stingray in North America to do so. The stingray has a venomous barb located about two-thirds the way up its tail that can deliver a painful wallop if one is not careful. The next two monsters are the bow“ n (also known as a mud“ sh) and the Florida gar. They both share similarities in that they both date back more than 100 million years, gulp air, have sharp teeth and are voracious predators. Growing to lengths of over 30 inches, both these “ sh have been known to ruin a “ shermans day by wrecking his tackle or biting the hand thats trying to set them free. At “ rst sight these “ sh are instantly recognized as something prehistoric. The Florida gar has a long slender armor plated appearing body with a long snout that is lined with sharp teeth, while the bow“ n has an olive colored body with a long dorsal “ n, rounded tail and a large mouth with sharp canine teeth. The “ nal river monster is the American eel which is probably more common than most anglers prefer. This particular monster can grow to “ ve feet in length and is capable of creating a mild panic to complete hysteria when reeled in. Its beady eyes, its snapping mouth and its snakelike slimy body can send chills down a persons spine. Considered a delicacy in Asia, most here would rather cut their line than have to deal with them. Fishing the St. Johns River or one of its tributaries can be an enjoyable way to spend a day. The “ sh you are “ ghting could be your long-awaited trophy or it could one of those “ sh you dont want to deal with known as a St. Johns River Monster.Ž Fishing Report: Look for reds on end of docks, weak“ sh and croaker in holes. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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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 Daily Bread Food Pantry is now open at Mandarin Presbyterian Church every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The pantry aims to service neighbors in the 32223, 32257, 32258 and 32259 zip codes. Families may visit the pantry once every two weeks. No one will be turned away on their “ rst visit, but thereafter you must have evidence of your current address. Mandarin Presbyterian Church is located at 12001 Mandarin Road. Freedom Christian Fellowship invites the community to a Christian concert with the bands All Things NewŽ and Beyond the SurfaceŽ on Sunday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 and admission is free with an o ering for our summer missions trip, non-spoilable food items for our food pantry or clothing for the City Rescue Mission. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For more details, please call 268-2244. Mandarin Womens Connection of Stonecroft Ministries (www.stonecroft.org) which is 75 years old this year, is reforming for the greater Mandarin area. We present luncheons every other month to present quality Christian women speakers, as well as a special presentations of interest. Our next meeting and special presentation, on June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Epping Forest Yacht Club, will feature a NAS Color Guard to celebrate Flag Day. The cost is $18 for the program and lunch. Please RSVP by June 7 by calling Linda at 2622170 or Cande at 908-5609 or SweetieeSpoiled@comcast.net. Are you looking for a fun“ lled Christian learning experience for your child? Well, youve come to the right place„you are invited to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School! Join in an epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Teambuilding games, cool Bible songs and tasty treats keep everyone on the move. Join us at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Mandarin from July 8 through 12 for an unforgettable Biblelearning experience. Children When you combine Shalom and Aloha, what do you get? Shaloha. Thats what we are calling our June 2 summer social. Jewish newcomers and friends will enjoy a tropical drinks and desserts served around the pool and beautiful outdoors of a South Mandarin home. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and long dresses and get in the mood for a delightful evening of schmoozing, good food and friendship. For most of us, the summer months are a time to relax, catch up on our reading, spend time outdoors and just take a break from some of our dayto-day activities; however, for the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville this is the season for newcomers.Ž While many families move to this area all year long, we “ nd most arrive will see, hear, touch and even taste! To join this royally-rockin realm, register online at www. coos.org or email cooschildrensministries@gmail.com. St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman will speak at the Family Life Center at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. Her topic will be Mission: Save the St. Johns.Ž All are welcome. 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 June are: June 4 and 5: Kids Without A CountryŽ … Illegal immigration: How to respond will be explored; June 11 and 12: PrayerŽ … could a conversation with God change your life?; June 18 and 19: How to Stop Doing What You HateŽ … The power of the subconscious mind explored; June 25 and 26: Imperfect Parents: Making peace and moving on;Ž July 2 and 3: When He Becomes SheŽ … A transgenders journey will be shared. 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 For three years the Jacksonville Jewish Center has been involved with Operation Isaiah, because one in six people su er from hunger and one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from. The next time you go to the grocery store and see the Buy One Get OneŽ items, please pick them up and bring one of them to the Center, located at 6332 Crown Point Road and drop them o in the carts in the front lobby. Every can or package of food will serve a person one meal. All foods are delivered weekly to the Jewish Family and Community Services Pantry. By everyone pitching in, perhaps we can wipe out hunger in our own community. Mandarin United Methodist Church welcomes Chad Deetz as our new student ministries director. With a bachelors degree in transformational ministry, he brings 14 years of experience ministering to teenagers and building successful youth programs in the United Methodist Church. For the last several years, Deetz has been the director of student ministries and the contemporary worship leader at Bethel United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is an accomplished musician and vocalist who plays the guitar, drums and other instruments. He and his wife Sara have two boys, Charlie and Jack.Shalom Jax presents Summer Shaloha By Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville Coordinatorduring the summer months so we are planning a few opportunities for newcomers to meet each other and connect with neighbors and other locals. To acquaint new people with our area, we are planning a couple of casual gatherings for newcomers and this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone new to the Jewish community to make connections with their neighbors and “ nd out the latest happenings around town. Cool tropical drinks and desserts will be served. Please RSVP to Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Other socials in di erent areas of the community are planned for July, August and September. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and is sponsored by Florida Blue. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com The National Genealogical Society held its annual conference Building New BridgesŽ in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 8 through May 11. Connie Bradshaw, Atlantic Beach, of I Dig Your Roots and Betty Reed, Mandarin resident of Legacy For You met Mark Hall-Patton, administrator for Clark County Museum, Howard W. Canon Aviation Museum and Search Light History Museum while attending the NGS conference. If he looks familiar, its because hes a regular on the History Channels reality show, Pawn Stars. He was the featured speaker at the NGS banquet as he gave a light-hearted talk on authentication of artifacts. Approximately 2,000 genealogists attended this years conference. Reed serves as president of The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society, Inc. Pictured are Connie Bradshaw, Mark Hall-Patton and Betty Reed. Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!Mandarin NewsLineThank

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Tree Surgeon and McDonalds near Haley Road provided lunch for the volunteers on the work day. The work day was scheduled for April 6 with coordination between the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and it was overseen by Bo Phillips. The project included building a portable ramp for the 1876 historic barn, removing a large area of invasive plants and vines to allow a clear view of the sawmill area from the sidewalk, building a split-rail fence and gravel path entryway into the sawmill area and cleaning and mulching the area under the sawmill equipment display. These improvements are a great start to the future of this area, which includes the completion of the sawmill exhibit and an exhibit of a sugar cane grinder. The lumber industry, including local sawmills, were important to Mandarins economy at one time. Sugar cane grinding was a common activity in the area and many older Mandarin residents will remember the mule-driven grinder that was located where the Big Lots shopping center is now. Having joined the scouting program at age seven, its really strange to “ nally be “ nishing Eagle Scout cont. from pg. 1 We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. 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The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is located at 11964 Mandarin Road. Learn more at www.mandarinmuseum. net or www.facebook.com/MandarinMuseum or call them at 268-0784. Sunday, June 16

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer (plumbing skills required) needed for 23 year old water treatment company. Must have clean drivers record and clean background. Bene ts. Immediate opening. Please call: 262-0197 or e-mail: Terri@affordablewaterjax.com Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. 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 Pool cleaner to maintain residential customer accounts. 1 year experience required. Pool service and repair technician. 2 years experience in all aspects of pool repair cleaning, and renovation. Must have valid clean driving record and pass background test.Please respond to r.schmitz@ comcast.net with applicable work history or a resume. Gymnastics, tumbling teacher needed. Experience prefer. Part time. send resume or about yourself to info@markspivak.com Swimming Safari Swim School is looking to hire part time instructors to teach swim lessons over the summer at locations through out Jacksonville. Our program teaches students of all ages, from infants to adults, how to become Safe, Con dent, and Comfortable in the water. 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 Full time directors -Part time teachers-HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER seeks multi-task individuals who are con dent, high energy, possess excellent communication skills and a passion to make a difference. BA and teaching certi cation required. Come join our team! Fax resume 543-0227. 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. HELP WANTED CLEANERS & SUPERVISORS NEEDED Evening Weekday & Weekend Shifts Available. PART-TIME ONLY Must be dependable & hardworking. Apply: WWW. ENVIRONMENTCONTROL.COM 121 Financial Credit Union is seeking sales and team-oriented individuals to join our organization. We are currently hiring for the following positions at various locations. We offer competitive bene ts including 401K. Please visit our website at https://121fcu.org/careers to apply. EOE Senior Teller Tellers (FT & PT) Temporary Teller (Summer Help) Accounting Rep II Analyst Champions Gymnastics Club is looking for enthusiastic, energetic and reliable gymnastics instructors for a growing program. 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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € June 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 www.etsy.com/shop/QuiltsbyKathleen Email today: quiltsbykathleen@gmail.com $Create a lasting memory with all those team t-shirts! Podiatry for the whole family! 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Kerri Allison Solano and Francis Joseph FrankŽ Garis were married Saturday, March 23 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church in St. Johns, Florida. The Reverend Father Pastor John Tetlow of ciated at the afternoon ceremonial mass. A reception at the Nocatee Room at Crosswater Hall followed. The bride wore a Galina strapless signature tulle gown in a soft white hue adorned with beaded lace and owers to oor length along with a sweeping train. Her bouquet included white hydrangeas, orchids and calla lilies all tipped with turquoise and light hints of fuchsia and dark purple. Mrs. Garis, 26, is a placement specialist at Family Support Services of North Florida, working with children in the foster care system. She is a 2009 graduate from the University of North Florida earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Her parents, Michael and Debbie Solano reside in Mandarin along with the brides sister, Kristen Michelle Solano, who served as maid of honor. Mr. Garis, 25, is a participatory intellectually disabled special needs teacher at Clay High School. He is currently preparing for his 10th season as a football coach and his fth year with Clay High starting in August. Coach Garis, as he is known, also graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Political Science and dual minors in History and Professional Education. He is the son of M. Daryl and Marilyn Garis of Jacksonville. His sister, Lorin, and her husband, Ryan Kelley, also from Jacksonville, were a part of the bridal party. Douglas Polochak formerly of Ponte Vedra Beach was best man for the groom. After a honeymoon in Punta Cana, the couple returned to their new home in Jacksonville. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Garis! My wife Marlene and I have been lifelong boaters. Over the years, we have attempted to make our passion for boating safe for our family and friends. Even after boating for more than 30 years, new experiences continually cause us to rede“ ne safe boating.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateOur safe boating planBy Contributing Writer Kevin Koehl, Public Affairs Of cer for Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-8Our foundation for boating safely is knowledge. Years ago we decided to take a boating safety course o ered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. We learned the basics about handling boats, navigation, weather, radio operation and safety equipment. Federal and state laws mandate the safety equipment required for various sizes and types of boats. There is no more important piece of safety equipment than a personal ” otation device. Every year we take advantage of a free vessel safety check by the Auxiliary. A vessel examiner will review the required safety equipment for your boat and inform you of any de“ ciencies. If you have all of the required safety equipment, a decal is issued indicating you have successfully passed a safety check. Boating safely includes preparing for the waterways you will be traveling. Wide expanses of water can be deceptively shallow. Tides can make land appear where water prevailed only minutes before. It is not uncommon to see boats aground waiting for the tide to come in to re” oat their boat. Navigational aids, chart plotters, depth “ nders and local knowledge are tools we use to keep our boat safely a” oat. No matter how much we have learned, experienced or equipped our boat with safety equipment, we cant control the environment in which we boat. In the event we do experience an emergency, we want to make sure we can get assistance as quickly as possible. Rapid communication describing the nature of an emergency and your exact location are critical. Cell phones and VHF radios are essential tools in calling for assistance. When traveling, we also “ le a ” oat planŽ in the form of an email informing a friend of our planned trip, who is on board, departure and arrival times. If all other methods of communication fail, a ” oat plan can help inform authorities with useful information to help locate our vessel. No matter what type of water activity you love, simple steps to prepare can help insure a safe experience and keep your day on the water fun and relaxing. For more information on boating safely classes or vessel safety checks, please visit www. safeboatingjax.com.The St. Joseph girls softball team nished a wonderful two-year run where they went a combined 21-1 and won back-to-back tournament championships. On April 30, they beat a great San Juan Del Rio team 3-2 where Mary Thompson was named the tournament MVP. Congratulations to Lindsay Pacheco, Isa Horning, Madeleine Martens, Emily Cononie, Peyton Bryant, Alexa Kelley, Kiersten Connolly, Taryn Ashton, Madison Nolan, Margaret Gupton, Ally Bennett, Madison Lloyd, Julianna James, Sammy Intorcia, and Mary Thompson. The team is coached by Bryon Monroe and Chris Thompson. The American Cancer Society will hold its Mandarin Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 1 through June 2 at Mandarin High School. This year, Loretto Elementary will be participating in the event. Going along with the movie theme for the event, Team Loretto has chosen Kindergarten Cops as their theme. They will be selling a school lunchŽ as a fundraiser at the relay. Bake sales were also held throughout the year to raise money before the event. The team received great support from Carol San-Mark your calendars for Relay for Lifeford, a retired Loretto teacher. She is serving on the Mandarin Relay team as a committee member and helped Team Loretto and The Rah Rah Sisters to exceed their team goals, raising over $3000. This year, the Mandarin Relay chairperson is Edward Bateh, who attended Loretto Elementary and is a graduate of Mandarin High School. The Loretto Elementary faculty and sta are proud to work in our community for such a worthy cause. No matter what your medical issue, you can let the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek know in advance that you are on your way. Heres how: Download the free, mobile application iTriage from the iTunes App store or Android’ Marketplace. Then, launch the iTriage app and: € Choose Find a medical providerŽ € Select Emergency departmentŽ € Locate Memorial Emergency Tell your local emergency room youre on your wayCare Center Julington CreekŽ € Click the orange iNotifyŽ button to explain your symptoms prior to your ER visit. Located just south of the Julington Creek Bridge on Race Track Road, just west of Veterans Parkway, the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is sta ed 24/7 by emergency room physicians. With dedicated pediatric rooms, a lab and imaging, this emergency care center is just like a hospital ER. W W W WWWVisit our website:

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € June 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Visit us at: www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Enjoy kids activities, food, beer and live music. Riverfront exercise classes begin at 10 a.m. See us behind the Times-Union Center June 1 !Downtown on the Northbank Riverwalk Joi u under th bridgEver Saturdafor our 5t Anniverysar Seaso!Rai or ShinMarch…December 10am…4pmParkin an admissio ar alway Fre! 715 Riverside Avenue Under the canopy of the Fuller Warren BridgeBELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY. ar ay alwa y y Fre e e side Avenue 715 Rivers Under the cathe Fuller Warren Brid Under the ca nopy py of of the Fuller Warren Bridge BELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY BELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY. www.riversideartsmarket.com r our for our Anniverysar nniver y aso Sea s R Rai i i or Shin or Shin n n Decemb e March…Decemb er f The Jaguars will host a mandatory mini-camp from June 11 through June 13. All players will be expected to be on hand for these three days which will be the last practice sessions before training camp begins in late July. Its expected that these practices will be open to the public. The only other times that fans were allowed to watch practices this o season was during a rookie mini-camp in May. Two of the three days during this camp were very rainy. The weather kept some fans away during that weekend, so most Jaguars fans havent had the chance to see newcomers Luke Joeckel, Johnathan Cyprien, Ace Sanders and Denard Robinson in person. The Jacksonville Sharks have three home games in June. They will host the Pittsburgh Power on Saturday, June 1. After that, theyll go on the road for two games. Theyll “ nish the month with home games against the Cleveland Gladiators (June 22) and Orlando Predators (June 29). Former Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia, the leading passer in Arena Football League history, now plays for Orlando. Garcia led the Sharks to an ArenaBowl championship in 2011. The game between the Predators and Sharks will be Garcias “ rst trip back to Jacksonville since he left the Sharks after the 2011 season. Finally, the Jacksonville Suns have 17 home games during the month of June. Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker will visit the Baseball Grounds to sign autographs on Thursday, June 6. That night is also Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark as teachers receive two-for-one tickets with school ID. Those who choose to spend Fathers Day (June 16) at the Baseball Grounds will have a special opportunity before the game. All fathers along with their children can play catch on the “ eld before the game. Also, all dads will receive a free The Mustangs have not only met but exceeded their expectations for the spring seasons and continued to build the legacy of Mandarin High School athletics. The ” ag football team “ nished its near perfect season with only one loss„to Seminole Ridge, three time state champions. Receiver Kelly Butler and quarterback Sarah Kraatz led the team as they steamrolled Sandalwood in the district semi“ nals 49-0 to advance to the district “ nals, where they earned another victory over Wolfson. With postseason in full swing, the girls rose to the challenge, defeating Palatka 20-6 and then Boone 1914 in the second round play-in to clench their position in the regional quarter“ nal game. As the girls kept advancing deeper into the playo s, their excitement built and carried over into their state semi“ nal game against Dr. Phillips, which was preparing for its third consecutive state tournament appearance. The Mustangs played well and a touchdown by Sarah Kraatz with only 1:43 left on the clock enabled the girls to pull out a 19-13 vic-On May 7, Bishop John J. Snyder High School held their football signing. Congratulations to Lucas Herdliska (Marietta College, Ohio St. Joseph parishioner), Colin Culver (Huntingdon College, Alabama St. Joseph parishioner), Drew Wheeler (Huntingdon College, Alabama St. Joseph parishioner) and Andrew Neswiacheney Huntingdon College), who are pictured with BJS head football coach Brian JakeŽ McCrae. MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studenttory over the Panthers. Head Coach Steve Joyner commented, This was the most fun game weve played all season because we were so evenly matched with Dr. Phillips.Ž The Mustangs advanced to the state championship and despite all their e orts, were defeated by powerhouse Seminole Ridge. The Mustangs were not able to bring home the championship, but losing to a number one ranked team is certainly nothing to overlook. According to Joyner, This was the “ rst time any team from Jacksonville made it to the state championship and we played as hard as we could to represent Mandarin.Ž The team “ nished its season as state runner-up with a record of 18-1. Also delving deep into the playo s, the softball team peaked at just the right time. Coming o of a regular season plagued with losses, the Mustangs completely turned their season around defeating Sandalwood in the district championship to make three championships in the past four years. Advancing to regional play, the girls dominated Spruce Creek 9-1. Then, playing against number one ranked Hagerty, the Mustangs showed no mercy, slaughtering the Huskies 8-1 with senior Dajia Jones on the mound. Playing one last time on their home “ eld, the girls hosted West Orange in the regional “ nals, but fell eventually losing 8-3 despite a seventh inning rally started with a homerun by sophomore Kendall Reid. The Mustangs ended their season on a positive note and brought home one more experience in the regional competition as well as one more district championship to Mandarin High. And as senior Abbie Millete says, It doesnt matter how you start. It matters how you “ nish!ŽLocal Sports UpdateBy Chad Cushnirbarbeque mitt. The actor who played Mr. Belding on the Saved by the BellŽ television show will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at the game on Friday, June 21. Former 30game winner Denny McLain will be visiting on Sunday, June 23. The Suns will honor recently retired big league star Chipper Jones by giving away bobblehead dolls in his likeness. Instead of wearing a Braves uniform, Jones will be wearing his old uniform from The Bolles School on these bobblehead dolls. need customers?886-4919

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St. Johns River Farmers Market In beautiful Alpine Groves Park 2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketYard Sale Info: Vendor Info June 22 Family Fun! VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com We help manage human error and natural disaster . This spring the Mandarin Garden Club has been a hub of wonderful gardening activity. The Dogwood Circle traveled to the Regency area to tour Melanie Palmroses Quiet Garden. Twenty-one ladies enjoyed beautiful plants, trees, ” owers, yard art, a keyhole garden for vegetables, a water garden and a lovely peaceful place for mediation. As part of Palmroses tour of her garden, she asked the visiting garden club ladies to brie” y participate in the theme of her Quiet GardenŽ with “ ve minutes of therapeutic garden meditation. Well, lets just say that was easier said than done with this chatty group! On April 27, the garden clubs Loretto Road clubhouse and grounds were all a-bustle with many enthusiastic gardeners shopping for great deals at the annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival. Satis“ ed shoppers pushed wheel barrels full of ev-The kids Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club recently held a clean up day at the Billard Commemorative Park. Aided by their parents and Mandarin Community Club board member Wanda Bosworth, work included weeding, planting and mulching the existing butter y garden. Located at 11642 Brady Road, the Billard Commemorative Park is owned and maintained by the Mandarin Community Club. Photo by Wanda Bosworth, Mandarin Community Club.Mandarin Garden Club updateBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubery imaginable kind of plant to their cars. The most popular section at the plant sale was the area speci“ cally selling butter” y plants. The antique roses and native plants were also in great demand. Since most of the plants were grown in garden club members own backyards, there were many outstanding and out-ofthe-ordinary plants that members have collected, propagated and swapped over years and years of gardening. Club member and outstanding gardener Mary Clark had a notebook full of pictures of the plants in full bloom she brought for the sale. When shoppers had questions about the plants that Clark brought, she happily shared her informative pictures and gave shoppers “ rsthand helpful tips for growing her plants. Some of the plants o ered for sale were grown on the club grounds. When shoppers had questions about those Although Mandarin High School is only weeks away from summer, there are plenty of activities that will be going on at the school during the months o First, with a new school year Mandarin Highs summer happenings By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentahead, the new sports teams for fall will be recruiting new athletes and beginning practices. Cheerleading, football and swimming all get their head starts over the summer. The new JV and varsity cheer squads will already be picked and ready to begin the new season by the time school is out. The swimming pool at Mandarin will be open over the summer for anyone who wants to take a relaxing day at the pool. It is free of charge and will be open Monday through Friday every week from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The swim team will use the from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Also, the faculty will be working all summer to be sure that they have all of the schedules completed for the new school year. With around 2,000 schedules to set up and now eight classes to assign each student, the process will be a big chunk of their summer. While students are out and about on their vacation, they will all be responsible for their mandatory summer reading and AICE students will have to do a math assignment. With all the fun and games the summer break o ers students and teachers, no school ever sleeps and MHS is proving that! Plant Sale shoppers systematically studying the detailed labels on butter y plants. Melanie Palmroses pristine and tranquil Quiet Garden.plants, club members were quick to take shoppers outside into the garden and show them what that plant would look like full grown and give growing tips. The personal gardening customer service given by Clark and other club members is what makes the Garden Clubs annual Plant Sale so popular and so very special. Vendors had irresistible booths set up outside selling goods like herbs, garden art, bonsai trees, handmade herbal soap and a lip smackin pulled pork lunch. Duval County Master Gardeners were on hand to answer a variety of questions and provide hand-outs to help the home gardener. Mark your calendar for next years Garden Festival and Plant Sale, April 26, 2014. For information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net or 268-1192. Like us on Facebook! Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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The glistening new statue of the Spanish explorer stands in the northern parking lot of Guana State Park o State Road A1A, near Ponte Vedra Beach. A redesigned Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine opened in March and now encompasses three centuries of Florida history (www.colonialquarter.com). To accomplish this, the area was broken into four quadrants. Re exƒproblem solved! The students at Crown Point Elementary School have been utilizing the Re exMath.com to reinforce math skills in a fun and interactive way. Re ex is an adaptive online system offered by Duval County Schools to help students become uent with their math facts and eventually better problem solvers. The system tracks the students progress. After successful completion, the teachers print out Re ex Math generated certi cates to celebrate students achievements. Celebrate Viva Florida 500 with visit to Mission San Luis in TallahasseeBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comThe Spanish area includes the 16th century First City, 17th century Forti“ ed Town and 18th century Spanish Garrison Town. The 18th century British area is called The 14th Colony and features a print shop, candle maker and Public House, a pub like restaurant. Visitors can climb the 35foot high watchtower earning themselves a fabulous view over the Castillo de San Marcos (fort) and waterfront. The tower is similar to one the earliest settlers would have built for defensive purposes. Pat Croce, entrepreneur and owner of the Pirate Museum who backed the project, said the area was designed as Epcot meets Williamsburg; the di erence being instead of countries its centuries.Ž He also said the goal was to allow visitors an opportunity to make memories. Viva Florida 500 events will continue throughout the year and take place at various locations around the state. One of those places to explore is Tallahassee. A visit should include the new La Florida interactive displays in the Florida Museum of History„admission is free. In addition, a trip to Mission San Luis will entertainingly educate you on the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. The living history museum, a National Historic Landmark, is reconstructed on its original 63-acre hilltop site and includes native and Spanish guides in period dress, colonial buildings, a museum and archaeological ruins. It is the only Florida mission with living Native American descendants. I admit my grasp of Florida history doesnt earn the highest marks, but I was surprised to learn that more than 1,400 Apalachee Indians and Spaniards co-existed at this site. San Luis was the Spaniards westernmost military, religious and administrative headquarters and home of powerful Indian leaders. The settlements location allowed for easy access to the St. Marks River, which was used for trading and supply acquisition. Today you can stroll around the central plaza and grasp how it acted as the hub of activity for both communities. Also tour the church where more than 5,000 Apalachee were baptized and the friary compound. Apalachee rulers asked Spanish friars for help and support when epidemics and the threat of attacks caused them to forgo their traditional customs and faith. The reconstructed church standing 50 by 110 feet is equal in size to the Basilica in St. Augustine, but seems larger„perhaps because it is sparsely decorated. Every year De Sotos “ rst Christmas Mass is re-enacted here. A replica of the thatch conical shaped council house can accommodate up to 3,000 people and stands “ ve stories high; however, during the height of the Mission most of the Apalachee lived in the outlaying areas near their “ elds. Kids especially enjoy a stop in the recreated Spanish fort with live gun“ re demonstrations. The original fort was burned by the Spaniards and Apalachee themselves, as they ” ed the area from attacking British. Once they left in 1704, they never repopulated their traditional homeland again. Admission to Mission San Luis is only $5 for adults, $2 for children aged six through 17 and $3 for seniors 65 and over. Military free with ID. Visit www.missionsanluis. org for more information.Apalachee Guide at Mission San Luis

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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 7, Issue 9 June 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City CouncilmemberPage 5 From the Florida HousePage 6 School District Journal Civics 101 Page 7 The Sheriff Reports Page 8 Food and Fun! Movie Review Page 10 Political Commentary Page 11 Hubbard House Page 12 Loretto Symphony Page 13 Farewell student writerPage 14 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 16 Gardening Page 17 Faith News Page 20 Wedding announcementPage 21 Sports Page 22 Bumblebee Circle Garden Club Page 23 Crown Point math Spark Up Your Sales!Dont miss the July Issue! Contact your rep today! Jacob Poirier, a Jacksonville native and Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 473 at St. Josephs Catholic Church, approached the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society a few months ago about doing his Eagle Scout service project in the Walter Jones Historical Park. After meeting with museum board member Bo Phillips, a plan to further enhance the Wheeler Sawmill area within the park was imagined. We had done a cleanup project [in the park] before as a troop, so it seemed like a great place to check out. I was presented the task of cleaning up and renovating the entrance to the sawmill exhibit. It seemed like a great project to do because the park services as a place of both recreational and historical interest, said Poirier. Poirier developed a workMeteors and asteroids have recently blazed across the sky in Russia and Argentina and thanks to the media have created stories of anticipated doom. Well, now it is time for you to get the scoop on the next major astrological event that will undoubtedly make the headlines and nightly news: The End of the World is coming! Not really! But there will be a very spectacular show in the sky this fall. Astronomers are predicting that this fall, Comet ISON may make a spectacular appearThe Rotary Club of Mandarin recently sponsored the Rotary Art for Peace contest at Mandarin High School and the rst place winner was Demeter Ross. Her art work featured a globe with a woman holding a child. In her explanation of the art, Ross said, Children stand on our world as top priority. Their sweet gentle faces bring wonder of what they will become for they have their whole lives ahead of them.Astronomy Club ready for big astronomical event this fallBy Karl KennellEagle Scout project enhances Historical ParkBy Contributing Writer Heather Walsh, Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietyRotary Club of Mandarin busy with local park cleanup and awardsBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarin ing plan and began the task of obtaining the necessary resources to move forward. Human resources were a crucial aspect of this project and Poirier was successful in getting 25 scouts and their parents to assist with his project. Contributions were received from the following community businesses: fencing from Home Depot, rock from Stoneplus, mulch from Bushors The second place winner was Julia Tindugan. Her art work featured canines and felines with bared teeth snarling at each other from across the page. In the center Julia placed a cat and dog sitting peacefully side by side. Her theme was Enemies can learn to live in peace. Ross received a check for $250 for rst place. Tindugan received a check for $100 for second place. Congratulations to both! On April 9, we honored Jacksonvilles nest, the policemen of the year. The Mandarin area Zone 3 policeman of the year is O cer Paul Bouda and O cer Wes Bowen is the City of Jacksonville policeman of the year. We commend them and the entire force for their dedication to protect and serve our city. Area residents are invited to enjoy the Mandarin Centennial Park located behind the Mandarin South Library at San Jose Boulevard and Orange Picker Road. Our club recently performed our semi-annual maintenance of the park. People often ask What does Rotary do? Rotary is an international organization that funds many social projects both locally and around the world. One of our main endeavors is the eradication of polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has joined with the Rotary Foundation to help make this happen. Nigeria, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan, are the three remaining polio ance. And if the cosmos aligns just right, it may even rival the moon in the night sky. If everything is perfect it may even be visible during the day. Are you interested in seeing this celestial event up close and not just on the TV screen or your computer? The Northeast Florida Astronomical Society (NEFAS) is preparing for this special astronomical event. NEFAS is a local amateur astronomy club that has been gazing at the stars here in Jacksonville for over 30 years. Over 100 members from all walks of life and astronomical abilities get together on a regular basis to do what astronomers do best observe the sky. The society meets several times a month for Rotary Club cont. on pg. 5 Eagle Scout cont. on pg. 18 Astronomy Club cont. on pg. 6

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Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Spark Up Your Sales!Dont miss the July Issue! Contact your rep today!904-613-4883 The Friends of the Mandarin South Library will have a book sale on Friday, June 28 from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the library. There will be books for all ages and interests. Please mark your calendar! The River City Womens Club will have the monthly luncheon at 10:30 a.m. on June 19 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. The program will be presented by Joan Galletta of JP Perry Insurance, who will discuss the new healthcare reform law. The cost of the lunch is $15.50; for reservations, please call 262-8719. The club is open to all ladies. For information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. The Mandarin Senior Center o ers a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many different kinds of card games and dancing. We are now o ering Wednesday evening activities as well. Join us for line dancing, dinner and a movie, senior dance night and triviaa new activity each Wednesday! We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Please call 2627309 for additional information. 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. Calling all acoustic players! Come on out to the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park on the following Sundays: June 23 and July 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for an open jam in the front yard of the museum. What 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. If its been awhile since youve played, dont worry dust o that instrument and join right in! If the weather is cold or rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. If you dont play, the museum has plenty of chairs and you can pull one up and listen. This event is hosted by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society in partnership with the North Florida Folk Network (NFFN). You can learn more at www. n olk.com or www.mandarinmuseum.net. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up, unless it rains. The June general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, June 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be The History of American Quilting c1800 c1900. There will be a collection for the Mandarin Food Bank. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. 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 sea-Whats New cont. on pg. 4Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine June 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 With competitive rates and personal service, its no wonder more drivers trust State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in1001142.1State 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.comFLORIDA. www.msmulligans.com Store Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm 11531-4 San Jose Blvd. Mandarin, FL 32223904-262-7231$5 off $25 Name Brand and designer fashions at a fraction of retail prices. Your Second Shot at a Fabulous New Wardrobe. sons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are 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 6079935. Membership in the Italian American Club opens in June for our annual membership and renewal of dues. If you wish to attend one of our social events, please call 268-2882 and request a newsletter or check out our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com. The club will celebrate its 63rd anniversary on Saturday evening, June 29 with a delicious dinner and show featuring the singing talents of Merritt & Moreau. After our Fourth of July barbeque, the club will be closed for the month of July except for rentals. Education Firsts Educational Homestay Program is bringing international students to Jacksonville 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. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Mandarin 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. Are you a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when youre 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 youre 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 NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org.Mandarin news: Palmetto Park, which is one of Mandarins newest parks and located on Greenland Road near the Interstate 95 overpass, should see some much needed improvements over the next year. The Southeast Regional Fund, which includes funds for Palmetto Park and Losco Park only, has excess money from previous improvement projects. Palmetto Parks original plans included a soccer eld, so I am checking on the possibility of adding that eld as well as a walking path. There is also the Loblolly Mitigation Fund. This fund contains $6.8 million which can only be used for park operations/maintenance. It is not part of the citys general fund. Due to several years of budget cuts, Mandarins parks have been severely neglected. I recently introduced legislation to release $2.8 million from the fund in order to give each council district $200,000 to be used solely towards improving our parks. Another important Mandarin asset is the Mandarin Senior Center. The mayor and I had the opportunity to visit the center in early May to celebrate Older Americans Month. The center has around 370 members, with eight members being added every month. On average, 115 seniors visit the center each and every day. The center needs help. The building is much too small and their needs are many. Over the next several months, I will look further into identifying their essential needs and how the seniors experience at the center can be made more enjoyable. In the mean-time, theres a way that you can help. The center is in need of patio furniture in good condition. There is an outdoor area and pond, but no furniture that enables the seniors to sit and enjoy the outdoors. According to David Wunder, the director at the center, outdoor chairs, rockers, benches and picnic tables are needed most. Also, the seniors knitting group is in need of yarn and knitting needles. They knit a multitude of items for the USO, Wounded Warriors, homeless shelters and anyone else in need of a warm hat. Please consider donating these items to the center. The address is 3848 Hartley Road and the phone number is 262-7309. City Hall news: As this article was going to press, Mayor Brown announced an agreement between City Hall and the Police and Fire Pension Fund. My initial reaction was positive; however, after reviewing some of the details it appears that Mayor Brown backed o many of his original negotiation points. As you know, this issue has been a priority of mine since I was elected and I am looking forward to knowing more about the agreement. Next month, I will give you a full review of the plan and how it a ects us, the taxpayers. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. God bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 5

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Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting and movie starts at 7:00 p.m. This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments are provided, but please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land ll. For more information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16The 2013 Legislative Session came to a close on May 3 after 60 days of intense debate and deliberation. With strong bipartisan support, a balanced $74.5 billion state budget was approved, which included a $1.5 billion increase for education funding and pay raises to state workers for the rst time in seven years. Even though the states nancial picture improved this year and Florida had its rst budget surplus since 2006, the Florida Legislature stuck to its principles and made sure we live within our means and not raise taxes or fees on Floridas families and businesses. The budget included setting aside $2.8 billion in reserve funding to be prepared in case there are any future budget shortfalls. The budget re ects our commitment to provide quality education for Florida students. We included $480 million for teacher pay increases. This will result in teachers receiving raises between $2,000 and $3,500. Funds for state universities and state colleges were increased by $241.6 million and $67.9 million respectively. As chairman of the Justice Appropriation Committee, I oversaw writing Floridas justice budget. The budget re- ects the importance of public safety to the people of the state by allocating funds to the Department of Corrections to cover the increase in the prison population and to maintain/ repair facilities utilized by the Departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice and the State Courts. This budget also provides for a pay raise for law enforcement o cers. My committees biggest challenge was changing how we fund the Clerk of Court. Prior to 2009, the Clerk of Court o ces were funded with the court-related fees it collected. Since 2009, the Legislature has been responsible for funding the Clerk of Courts. I headed the negotiations that returned funding for the Clerk of Courts back to the pre-2009 system. In addition to my duties as chair, I was able to pass two key pieces of legislation this year. First was HB 685, which will extend from two years to seven years the period between parole interviews for kidnappers, putting them on the same level as people convicted for murder or rape. The other bill I passed was SB 1300, which is a rewrite of limited liability company (LLC) laws and was heard and approved unanimously as the last bill of the 2013 session. LLCs are business entities that combine elements of partnerships and corporate structure. This comprehensive legislation will make Florida more competitive, more sophisticated and a more business-friendly state. The 2013 session also saw the legislature pass an assortment of new legislation. Some key bills that passed this session will repeal of the sales tax on manufacturing equipment for three years (HB 7007); another bill (HB155)will ban internet cafes; HB 7013 will expand early voting sites and allow more days for early voting; SB 52 will ban texting while driving except when stopped; SB 406 creates a three-day back-to-school sales tax holiday in August; HB 15 prevents protests at funerals; HB 239 allows optometrists to start prescribing oral medications; HB 7015 tightens standards for expert witnesses in lawsuits; HB 7083 speeds up the death penalty appeals process; and SB2 bars elected o cials from taking advantage of their positions to get taxpayer-funded jobs. I would like to take a moment to thank my sta family and particularly you, the constituents of District 16, for a successful session. It was an honor to serve the Mandarin area as your representative this year.Whats New cont. from pg. 4 endemic countries. We hope to have the same success with these countries as we have had with India, which just celebrated its second polio-free year this past January. For more information about Rotary Club of Mandarin and our activities, please contact us at MandarinRotary@aol.com. Service Above SelfRotary Club of Mandarin.Rotary Club cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise Today!886-4919

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine June 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com $20 GEL ManicuresAsk for Heather9889 San Jose Boulevard904-329-2573www.adriennemichelles.com f f Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons200 hour training/new class! ~~ Prenatal Yoga Classes Spring Cleaning Detox June 22nd Intro to Kundalini 1-3pm July 13 Chakras 101 1-4pm July 20th Yoga Basics 1-4pm ~ 200 hour Training: July 3 Week Intensive July 8-27 ~ August 9 week end Training 200 hour certification ~ 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. Immersion ~ Summer intensive Starting July 28th Limited space avail. August Restorative Yoga Training Sept Yoga for Seniors Advanced yoga Anatomy ~~ 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard In our last discussion we began by comparing a few interesting situations involving international geopolitical issues. Lets consider this time an issue of much more local concern, the recent land-use dispute between St. Johns County and Anderson Columbia, Inc. In this dispute, the Florida legislature passed a law that supported the land owner, Joseph Anderson, by nullifying a county ruling against his development plan for the property. Among numerous other issues involved in this contentious series of events, we see a fundamental civic con ict between the authority of government and individual privacy rights. As in the past several articles, we are using R. Freeman Butts Twelve Tables of Civism as the foundational principles for our discussions of civics issues in our community. We have already considered his rst four principles, justice, freedom, equality and diversity. 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 add authority to the Unum list and privacy to the Pluribus list. Whether you have followed the events surrounding the Anderson land issue or not, we can easily see that at its core is a simple con ict between an individuals private property rights and the governments authority to determine what is best for the community. In its Preamble, the Constitution is ordained with the authority to promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty Anderson is a taxpaying owner of private land. The issue is not about public land. The controversial question is how would the proposed use of that private land (a housing development) impacts the public? The St. Johns County Commission declared it would lead to urban sprawl. More generally, when is governments responsibility to protect individual rights suspended in favor of its responsibility to promote the general welfare? In this case, when are private property rights suspended in favor of the regulation of land use guarding against potential urban sprawl? Of course, the privacy versus authority debate is seen in numerous other local issues. Last August, Jacksonville City Council narrowly rejected a bill that would have expanded its human rights ordinance to include the protection of homosexuals from discrimination. Students have long questioned their schools authority to search their locker, book bags or cars. Many drivers have criticized the decision by the City of Jacksonville to install tra c cameras as a violation of their privacy. Even something as simple as the type of mailbox or the color of your front door can be regulated by a homeowners association. Discussions of such con icts between the responsibilities and limitations of government are often couched in the context of national policy, e.g. privacy of air travelers versus security from terrorist attacks. But we have to understand that fundamental principles like government authority and individual privacy apply to local community issues as well. Balancing the two is never easy, usually compromising, but always vital to democracy. E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictFor better or worse, todays investments in education impact our states future. During the 2013 Legislative Session, Florida leaders took a considerable step toward preparing students with the knowledge and skills to keep pace with our worlds everincreasing expectations. Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 1076, known as the Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE). Passed with bipartisan support, this forward-thinking bill charts a course to increase student achievement, improve graduates employability and give our children a better chance to succeed in college or their chosen career. For business leaders looking to hire, grow and innovate, this bill is great news. It maintains high standards while better equipping students to participate in our states growing economy. School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 I think we can chalk up this new law as a good investment. For starters, the law creates a pathway diploma, providing students the opportunity to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and one of over 200 national industry certi cations. Allowing students to substitute rigorous industry certi cations for certain graduation course requirements, this pathway diploma will a ord new graduates more immediate job opportunities and eligibility for certain college credits. As your elected School Board representative I want you to know that I personally talked to the governor about this bill. I am proud to say that Governor Rick Scott is focused on doing the right thing for the future of Florida. Its working! If you have any questions or comments please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. Dear Editor, Councilman Matt Schellenberg dared to question the politically-correct, sacrosanct doctrine of diversity and agitated several people. Speci cally, I refer to the letter from Cathleen Jensen-Gall. She identi es herself as a professor, as if thats supposed to lend credence to her opinions. In the rst paragraph, she insults Schellenberg, suggesting that hes an ignoramus who doesnt know any better. She then proceeds with a stultifying explanation and justi cation of diversity. Most insulting is her suggestion that Schellenberg needs to go to that Mao-ist re-education camp (Jacksonville Human Rights Commission) for diversity training. So, what exactly is diversity? Letter to the Editor writer Bill Armstrong provides a dictionary de nition. Beyond that, however, I submit that diversity is a political ideology of unknown origin. Its an insane obsession of guilt-stricken white people and condescending, ruling-class elitists. Now, regarding Schellenberg, I nd it refreshing that a councilman would discuss something other than the usual, mundane topics of municipal government. Last year, Schellenberg and nine other council members voted against and defeated the homosexual antidiscrimination ordinance. Perhaps thats what really bothers Jensen-Gall and Armstrong. Paul BuntingLetter to the Editor scheduled observing sessions at either Hanna Park or at the societys dark sky site in the Osceola National Forest. They also have monthly meetings at MOSH, Florida State College at Jacksonville or other announced locations. Other activities NEFAS members participate in are amateur telescope making (ATM) classes at FSCJ. Over the past several years these classes have been well-attended. They have helped many amateur astronomers acquire a very highquality telescope for much less than a commercially produced version. Also, NEFAS members often participate in distant observing events called Star Parties. The 2012 Winter Sky Party was held in the Florida Keys and was an internationally recognized event. So if you want to track the path of Comet ISON or wish to learn about astrophotography, radio astronomy or just join others who love to gaze at the heavens in wonder, consider getting in touch with the star gazers at NEFAS. Visit www.nefas.org or www.facebook.com/ gropus/2209926886 for more information. Astronomy Club cont. from pg. 1 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com need customers?886-4919

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One of the topics of the April 2013 column The Sheri Reports concerned rules of the road for bicyclists and vehicles sharing the roadway. A Mandarin NewsLine reader contacted the sheri s o ce with his viewpoint on this topic and also penned a Letter to the Editor, which was published in the May 2013 issue of Mandarin NewsLine. The sheri s o ce takes feedback seriously and appreciated the response from the reader. Their public dialogue about bicycle safety on roadways, particularly with respect to sharing the road with motorized vehicles, is ongoing. In an e ort to clarify the point raised in the original column, the sheri s o ce contacted attorney and cycling enthusiast Christopher G. Burns, Esq., of the law rm Terrell Hogan for his opinion, which was immediately shared directly with the reader who wrote the Letter to the Editor. Following is Mr. Burns clari cation, which we now share with all of our Mandarin NewsLine readers: Sheri Rutherford said about cyclists, they are allowed to ride up to two-abreast. He was correct. On very wide roads, it is possible for a motorist to pass two cyclists abreast, giving three feet, by staying in the lane. Here the cyclists are not impeding the motorist. On most roads in Mandarin, such as Beauclerc, Scott Mill and Mandarin Roads, the road lanes are narrower than 14 feet. Then cyclists are not impeding tra c if they ride two abreast, as compared to one abreast. In order to give the cyclists three feet of passing room, the motorist needs to take the opposing lane. Because these roads are narrow, the motorist would have to take part of the opposing lane no matter if there was one rider or two abreast, to give three feet. The fact that that a second cyclist is present doesnt change what the motorist must do go all or partially into the opposing lane when no tra c is coming the opposite direction. The second cyclist does not impede tra c any more than a single cyclist does. The motorist couldnt pass by staying in its lane even with one cyclist. There are some occasions when riding two abreast would impede tra c. Then cyclists should ride only one across. This is where the lane of travel is about 14 feet, allowing for a car to stay in the lane to pass one cyclist with three feet. If two riders are across, the motorist wont be able to pass by staying in the lane and giving three feet. If there is opposing tra c, the second cyclist is then impeding tra c, because the motorist must wait for opposing tra c to clear.Editors Note: You can learn more by reading Florida Statute 316.2065 Bicycle regulations.Clari cation of column and Letter to the EditorSharing the roadway explainedThe Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffEvery citizen matters when preventing crime and solving crimes. The recent bombings at the Boston Marathon really illustrated this point. We all watched an entire city and neighboring communities on lockdown, while police conducted a door-to-door search for the suspected killers after their identities were released to the public by the FBI in a BOLO (Be on the lookout for.). While on the run, they reportedly committed other crimes, including an ambush killing of MIT Campus Police O cer Sean Collier and then engaged with law enforcement in a shootout that involved explosives and wounded many law enforcement o cers. But it was one citizen, who walked outside his home and noticed blood on the tarp covering his boat on a trailer in his backyard. He reportedly retreated, after seeing someone lying in there and he called the police. You know the outcome. The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was arrested. I cant speculate about that case and I wont o er commentary on any other police agencys investigation, but I do know that citizens call to the police was pivotal in that manhunt and led to a successful outcome that stopped the killing. He saw something. He said something. He called the police. He let law enforcement handle it. Its not entirely unlike what happens to me every time we do one of our ShAdCo neighborhood walks. I gather with our o cers and the citizens who volunteer their time and we go door to door engaging citizens in what we call the good ght. We ask them what they know about criminal activity in the neighborhood and we follow up on each and every tip they provide. They share their information and tips with us in complete con dence and trust us to look into the problems they point out. And we do. You would be astounded to learn that in one instance, I knocked on a door and had a young man answer. I asked for his parents. I told them that some people in the area had advised me the he might be involved in acts of criminal mischief going on in the neighborhood. I reminded them that they were responsible for knowing what he and his friends were doing when he wasnt at home. I was told, later, by our zone commander, the criminal mischief in the neighborhood stopped after I had a visit with his parents. The neighbors told police what they suspected; what they had seen. And we acted. On another walk, just last month, neighbors suspected a house of being used for drug dealing. You know the signs: short, brief visits by a variety of people, oftentimes late at night and into the early morning. People coming and going, but not really living there or people who dont engage with their neighbors and are vague when asked who actually resides in the home. Not only that, but the place we saw on our walk also looked like there may be some theft of electric power going on, or at the least code violations with the wiring. Our o cers followed up on the complaints and eventually a drug arrest was made and the residence cited for code violations. Neighbors with suspicions. Neighbors concerned about the condition of their neighborhood. ShAdCo members telling the police what they suspect and what they have seen. And we acted. You are going to hear more about the importance of citizens and police staying connected. I focus a lot of attention, resources and e ort to building the trust that sparks citizens to join with us in preventing and solving crime. You can call us at 630-0500; ag down an o cer; tweet us @jsopio; post on Facebook (jaxsheri ); email us crimetips@jaxsheri .org; or join us in ShAdCo and come to the meetings every month to be kept appraised of what is going on in your neighborhood. We work closely with First Coast Crime Stoppers, to ensure tips and information from citizens can be o ered anonymously, while the tipster may qualify for a reward if an arrest is made. In May we will launch IWATCH in the 13 counties of North Central and Northeast Florida. IWATCH is a campaign that educates citizens about the important role each person plays in notifying law enforcement about suspicious activities that might be related to potential acts of terrorism. This month we will also be re-invigorating our Gun Bounty program where we payout, through Crime Stoppers, $1000 to anyone who reports about an illegal gun and the suspect who is carrying or using it. If we make an arrest and recover that illegally possessed gun, the tipster receives this payout, plus, if a crime is solved as a result of the call, an additional reward may occur. I will be out in the community and with the media speaking more about these programs, but for those of you who are taking the time to read this article, please know that earning and keeping your con dence in us is the most important thing we do. Crime is best prevented and solved when the citizens we are sworn to protect have a true partnership, a covenant, with us. One that involves our con- dence that law abiding people will call the police and tell us what they see; what they know; what they suspect and that you can count on us to respond; investigate; and take action that is warranted and appropriate. As I re ect on the crime declines of the past three years taking us down to our lowest number of reported crime incidents in 41 years I am proud of the strong relationships we have in the community and the dedication of the members of the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine June 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Food and Fun One of Mandarins Oldest Family Owned Restaurants ~ Est. 1984 45 Wings All-U-Can Eat Wings 4:00-close Every Tuesday Dine In Only 4:00-close Every Thursday $11.99 per personFAMILY SAMPLER12 Wings 12 Bonless Large Fries$21.99 FREE WINGSBuy 12 or more Get 12 FREE!Free Wi Fi Game Room EXP. 6/30/13 EXP. 6/30/13 Call 288-9211 zb tnay fr hfm Real NY Style hand tossed pizza at affordable prices. (Next to Publix)Visit: brooklynpizzajax.com A Taste of Germany We Import Directly from Germany! PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 Movie ReviewOlympus Has FallenDirected by: Antoine Fuqua. Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Rick Yune and Morgan Freeman. Review by T.G. StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Some exciting things are happening at the JCA in celebration of its 25th birthday! The occasion is being recognized by a year of special programming to commemorate its contribution to the community. Most of the events are open to the general public, many at no charge. In April the time capsule buried at its inauguration in 1988 was unearthed and in May a new time capsule was buried. It will be unearthed in 2038! From its inception, the intention of the founders of the JCA was to create a secular centre that would serve the whole community. There are now more than 2400 memberships representing a broad spectrum of the community. This months movie review belongs to the lm Olympus Has Fallen, an action-packed, political thriller for adults and teens to enjoy. Presidential guard Mike Banning, portrayed by Gerard Butler, is let go after an accident ends in a fatality. He is not only disgraced, but after being close to the president and his family, he seeks time to regroup. Some months later, when walking past the White House, otherwise known as Olympus, Mike is alarmed as destruction and mayhem occur throughout the Encore!Happy 25th Birthday, JCABy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville UniversityAs one drives by the facility on San Jose Boulevard, it seems as though the parking lot is always jam packed. One wonders if all these people can be participating in the exercise programs for which it is recognized. Then one notices the red electric sign that can be seen from the road and which ashes information about current events and one realizes that the JCA o ers a wide range of activities of interest to a broad segment of the community. During the summer months, the main focus of the JCA is the outstanding summer camp for young people, but there is still much for us all to enjoy. For instance, the Vandro Art Gallery features an everchanging exhibit of art work which one can enjoy when walking to almost any part of the facility. It is currently presenting works by Ted Head. Originally a commercial artist, Head decided in 2001 to try painting againa change after so many years of pen and ink drawings! The result can be enjoyed in this exhibit. Thelma Nied, director of Cultural Arts, who has been a prime mover with the JCA since its inception, plans many exciting programs in the concert and lm series. These are all open to the public at no cost. As always, there is also an excellent selection of art classes which will continue through the summer. In addition, Sandy Oasis, the director of the Mature Adults programs, will continue o erings as varied as her recent presentations by noted podiatrist Dr. Philip Adler and First Coast weatherman Mike Prangley. A very special program, The Day of the Bull: Picasso Style will be o ered in August. It will include a private a bus trip to St. Augustine for a docent-led tour of the Picasso exhibit followed by a Dutch treat lunch at the Columbia restaurant. The exhibit pays tribute to the Spanish roots of St. Augustine with a unique exhibit of works by renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso featuring bulls and bull ghters. Reservations are required. There is just not time nor space to cover all the special o erings; however, for information on all the exciting programs and especially on the birthday events that will resume in the fall, as well as times and costs where applicable, you can call 730-2100 or visit www. jcajax.org. Happy Birthday JCA! city. Few know the ultimate goal. As the attack continues directly to the doors of the capital, he realizes the family he once protected may be in danger. Terrorists have kidnapped the president, enacted by Aaron Eckhart and members of his sta ; in addition, the presidents son is missing. Kang, played by Rick Yune, is the leader of the group who plan to unite Korea, utilizing weapons only those in Olympus can access. The national security team, led by Speaker The Mandarin Methodist Players will present the Broadway Show The Music Man on May 30, 31, June 1, 7 and 8. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. in Mandarin United Methodist Churchs Worship Center, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Refreshments will be available in the gymnasium concession stand starting at 6:00 p.m. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarin NewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! Movie Review cont. on pg. 9 Food and FunWhy not try out a new place to eat tonight? And be sure to tell our fine advertisers that you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine!

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Stemaries prior business life was made up of 15 years as a high school and college teacher, plus 15 years as a general manager for a large insurance company and 10 years as a nancial advisor for America Express. He currently lives in St. Augustine with his daughter and his wife who is a teacher and loves to cook; she even works in the shop part time. Putting together a great sta was key to Stemaries success. We have 10 people on our sta seven women of which four have over eight years of experience directly related to the pizza business and ve men, Five Star Pizza shop thanks Mandarin community!By Donna Keathleyone of which is a former pizza shop owner with over 10 years of experience. We want our mission statement to re ect our goal, that is To Be Your Community Delivery Pizza Shop, Mike states. And our motto is Bigger, Better, Faster! Five Star Pizza starts each day by making their own fresh dough on location each morning. Vegetables and meats are purchased fresh here locally on a daily basis and they use 100 percent fresh mozzarella cheeseno frozen products. The sauce is also made in the shop, daily, from vine-ripened California tomatoes. Their commitment to quality has never wavered from the beginning regardless of the cost of the ingredients. While other pizza companies have shrunk their pizza sizes about 20 percent, Five Star continues to make a 16 large pizza. I believe that it is important to give back to the community we serve, says Stemarie. Over the past three and a half years, we have worked with churches, schools and civic organizations by discounting and giving pizzas to these organizations. We are always willing to partner with organizations that exist to make Mandarin a better place to live and play in. Stemarie explains, Every year we calculate a percentage in our marketing budget that we can contribute to local organizations in an e ort to help them with their fund raising. Some examples are Christian Family Chapel, St. Joseph Knights of Columbus, Mandarin Moose Lodge, DuPont Middle School, Mandarin YMCA, Mandarin Sharks, Mandarin football sponsorship, the Mandarin Band and their school pageants. The stores menu can be found on their website, www. FiveStarPizza.com and 11 percent of their customers order online. We like saying we have the best pizza in town and at 1:30 a.m., its better than best because we are willing to deliver the food to your home! Who else would deliver pizza when 92 percent of Mandarin is sleepof the House Trumble, performed by Morgan Freeman, races to secure not only the city, but the world. They realize their only hope may be the man who has fought his way into the big house and also the one that knows the paths and secrets those walls contain. That man is Mike Banning and he is nding blockades to saving the president and his son, as well as avoiding a disaster that could leave the world in tatters. Will he win? Well, through the direction of Antoine Fuqua, it seems to certainly be possible. Action and drama ll almost every scene, though the White House full of dead bodies was an interesting vision. The terrorists are wellfunded and extremely skilled in combat. The evil and sociopathic behavior of Kang gives Banning all that he can handle. Rick Yune is a great villain and looks to enjoy his work; he is de nitely someone to watch in the future. Another one to watch is Finley Jacobsen, who plays Connor, the presidents son. He not only manages to elude the terrorists but is cute while doing so. Aaron Eckhart handles his responsibilities as commanderin-chief well, but he may have given in a little too soon, while Morgan Freeman made stepping into the presidents shoes seem easy. Now the leader of the band is of course Gerard Butlerthe man has such range. From romances and comedies to playing a psychopath, he has now paved the way to be the next heroic action- gure of any lm. I hope there is a sequel. ing, Stemarie says as he laughs. The last thing he adds is, Thank you Mandarin for helping us grow our business! Five Star Pizza is a familyoperated restaurant which specializes in late-late delivery service. The store hours are 4:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday through Sunday they open at 11:00 a.m. The store front is located at 9825 San Jose Boulevard in the Outback Plaza.Movie Review cont. from pg. 8 Visit our advertisers!Food and FunLongtime Mandarin resident Billy Barwald and the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society were honored to accept a Historic Preservation Award from the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission at their awards ceremony on May 2. The Historic Preservation Awards Program recognizes and celebrates preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Jacksonvilles history. The museum hosted a vepart series, Front Porch Stories, featuring Barwald. He spoke on the front lawn of the museum about various historical top-Museums Front Porch Stories wins local awardics including the history of the citrus business in Mandarin, World War II from the perspective of someone who served and the adventures of moving to Loretto. Barwald has lived in Loretto since 1938 when his family moved their two-story home by barge from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. The museum is looking to continue the series with another guest lecturer. Please contact the museum (mandarinmuseum@ bellsouth.net) if you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this program.

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Bill, Normans father, assured him the vet wasnt wanted nor necessary; through Mother Nature, the cat knew more about delivering kittens than any vet would know. When we allow Mother Nature to take care of things instead of treating her like shes part of a nanny state, were all better o The appearance of a sizable algal bloom o the boat ramp at County Dock Road in Mandarin is not cause for alarm; its cause for watching, waiting to see what happens in the ecosystem. Nature is often violent, even more so than the bloodsport of today known as politics. Everything in nature has a life cycle some things for thousands of years, some things for just days. When we leave problems to Mother Nature, were doing the wise thing. Mother Nature knows more about ridding herself of algal blooms than any groups of meddling scientists could hope to know. Some sh and wildlife and plants may perish in the process; its nature. Jacksonville has been greatly blessed with an abundance of waterways: the St. Johns River, Trout River, Arlington River, Julington Creek and many more streams and waterways. Cowford evolved into Jacksonville because of the St. Johns River and the many advantages in the mechanical age of cities being located on navigable waterways. During the bad old days, we, as a city and its residents greatly abused our rivers, lling them with industrial waste, In the Mandarin area, we have four public boat ramps and two riverfront parks. The boat ramps and parks are packed with people each weekend. Hundreds of people live along the St. Johns. There are even a few locally owned businesses that rely on the beauty and bounty of our river. For a lot of people in Mandarin, the St. Johns is a constant presence and an important part of life. Despite the rivers importance to our community, our river is under attack. In the rst week of May, a large, slimy mass of green algae drifted near the boat ramp at County Dock Road. These algal blooms and the blooms that are likely to appear in the future are not good for us. Algal blooms are not good because a river clogged with algae is an unattractive river. Who wants to cruise down the St. Johns through thick sheets of slimy algae and rotting sh? Who wants to relax alongside the St. Johns if its covered with smelly muck? Anybody want to cast a line into a clump of algae? No takers? I didnt think so. These algal blooms transform our river from a crown jewel into a calam-Rev. Kyle Reese, D.Min., senior pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville. Reese has played a very active role in the community since moving to Jacksonville from Texas in 2006. He was a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2008 and the Leadership Florida Class of 2010. Reese is chair-elect of the OneJax Institute of the University of North Florida, and is vice president of the Rotary Club of San Marco. We are very pleased to have Dr. Kyle Reese serving on the Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville board of directors. He is Political CommentaryDont treat Mother Nature like part of a nanny stateBy J. Bruce Richardsonraw sewage and toxic runo from streets. Back in the 1960s, those shing the river for food downtown were told not to eat the sh, for the water they were swimming in was toxic and eating the sh was like ingesting poison. Jacksonville has come a long way since those dreary times and the St. Johns River sparkles in the spring sunlight. We are fortunate to be a big city living on the shoulders of a mighty river. When annoyances like algal blooms come along, we have an obligation to allow the river to heal itself. Weve cleaned up the pollutants formerly going into the river; the river does not need our help to take care of routine problems. Nanny-staters and their ilk always want to declare some crisis or another and spend public monies in response to perceived problems. More regulation. More big government. The magni cence of the St. Johns River and its tributaries was here centuries before man intruded on the peacefulness of frontier Florida. And, when were all gone, the river will still be here. Let the river be the river. It doesnt need us every moment wringing our hands, worrying and fretting over an act of nature. Nature is far better than any government functionary or bureaucrat guring things out and making things right. 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.New board member named to hospitals boarda respected member of the community serving as Senior Pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church and has been highly engaged in our community for several years, said Michael A. Mayo, FACHE, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Hospital president. Reese earned his bachelor of arts in religious studies from Wayland Baptist University and his master of divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. He received his doctor of ministry from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in San Jose with his wife Amy and their three children, Peyton, Hannah and Wyatt.Political CommentaryWe must act as wise stewards of the riverBy David Miltonity. The health of our river is a quality-of-life issue. The algal blooms also a ect local business owners. If the river is choked with massive algal blooms, Im not inclined to spend money at the local marina or sh camp. The crabbers, shrimpers and shermen probably dont like the algal blooms either. With those kinds of issues, it becomes harder to convince people to bring their families and businesses to Mandarin. Thats not good. The natural beauty of the St. Johns has attracted people to the area since Harriet Beecher Stowe bought a home here in the 1870s. Now, in 2013, we cant let polluted water chase people and businesses away. Unfortunately, the river cant protect itself. Instead, we must act as wise stewards of the St. Johns. Not only is protecting our river the right thing to do, but wise stewardship of our river is also a smart long-term investment in our community. So how can we act as wise stewards? Because we share our river with central Florida, we cant ignore the need for statewide solutions: we must pressure the politicians in Tallahassee to protect all 310 miles of the St. Johns. We also need our local elected o cials to do what is best for Mandarin, now and in the future. We cannot tolerate hyperpartisan politicians who are beholden to special interests. But protecting our river will take more than proactive elected o cials. As most of us have learned by observation or experience, legislation alone doesnt solve problems. Boatloads of money and books full of new laws cant stop the algal blooms. Each of us individually must choose to do things like waste less water and use less fertilizer. Personal responsibility matters. You and I have made Mandarin our home. Its our place. Its up to us to make Mandarin the best and most attractive place in town. Dave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney whos interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and nonpro t organizations.

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Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonville h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. In spirit of Fathers Day, Hubbard House would like to recognize and thank all the fathers and father- gures that have positively impacted the lives around them. It is through their example that healthy, non-violent behavior is being promoted. When people hear the words domestic violence, they often think of it as a womens issue. But, it is only through the leadership of both women and men While its easy and common for dealerships and businesses to toot their own horn these days, its rare and more genuine when a dealership receives the recognition and praised validated by its customers. OSteen Volkswagen has joined the ranks for Volkswagen dealers excelling in all customer service standards, noted as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. This coveted recognition has been awarded to only 24 Volkswagen dealers out of 617 in the country. Members of the elite Customer First Club are selected by Volkswagen customers through a Customer Experience Survey. According to the feedback from customers, the 24 dealers excelled in all aspects of the customer experience, including new car, pre-owned and service. It is such an honor to receive the 2012 Customer First Club Award, states Tom OSteen, co-owner. Our customers voices determine the winners of this award and we are honored that our custom-Fathers Day: Thank you from Hubbard HouseBy Contributing Writer Karina Chowdhury, Hubbard House InternDealership awarded Elite Customer First Club award ers appreciate the high level of service we provide at OSteen Volkswagen. We applaud our employees for being dedicated to delivering industry-leading customer service and recognize that this award means 100 percent dedication by all members of our team. To honor the employees and their families of OSteen Volkswagen for their hard work, an employee appreciation picnic was held on Sunday, May 5 at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The OSteen family has been a part of the Jacksonville community for three generations and in the automotive business since 1969. OSteen Volkswagen is located at 11401 Phillips Highway and provides sales and service on new and pre-owned Volkswagen models, as well as all types of makes and models. Leasing, online inventory, nancing, parts and accessories are also available. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! that this issue can be resolved. Men can challenge the stereotypes of manhood and display positive examples of what it truly means to be a man. They can o er leadership in standing up for whats right and be a great example for other men and boys to do the same. It is important for them to know that all their encouraging words and actions do not go unnoticed. Many men in our community are helping end violence by: Taking a leadership role in their childs school or acting as positive role model for youth Taking a stance and speaking out against domestic violence and setting a positive example by choosing nonviolent means of con ict resolution Reinforcing the message that domestic violence is unacceptable through their capacities at work or in their community and civic groups Providing a listening ear or lending a helping hand in times of high stress when domestic violence is more likely to happen Educating youth about sex and violence in popular culture and mainstream media and setting a very clear standard about respect Emphasizing the importance of communicating without abusive actions or words Fathers and father- gures should be celebrated every day, not just Fathers Day, in the lives of those they positively impact. Hubbard House would like to acknowledge the wonderful contributions men make in promoting healthy relationships and a better future and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. No matter which option is chosen, it is important to remember that taking some action is better than taking no action. Want to get involved with helping end domestic violence in our community? Hubbard House has an o cial auxiliary organization called Men Against Violence Against Women (MAVAW). For more information, please call 354-0076 ext. 642. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the Hubbard House Domestic Violence Hotline at 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.About Hubbard House: Hubbard House is a certi ed, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 5,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.

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Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skins exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can also cause invisible damage to the skin. Excessive and/or multiple sunburns cause premature aging of the skin and lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and exposure to the sun is the leading cause of skin cancer. Skin cancer is truly an epidemic. I am seeing more and more patients with skin cancer at all ages. It is not uncommon for someone in their 20s and 30s to come in with a lesion that actually is basal cell or Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the Credit Unions new Baymeadows and 295E Branch location at 10903 Baymeadows Road west of Interstate 295. VyStar o cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening celebration of the new branch in a special ceremony on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. The new branch is a fullservice VyStar branch with four teller stations, four member service o ces, two online banking stations, one drive-up ATM, four drive-through lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 35th branch, which includes 30 full service branches and ve high school branches. Lee OQuinn will serve as branch vice president of the Baymeadows Branch. OQuinn has been with VyStar for six years and most recently held the position of member relationship specialist supervisor at VyStars St. Augustine Branch. On Friday evening, May 3, Mother Nature brewed up some stormy weather in an attempt to put a wet blanket on the annual Symphony Under the Stars at Loretto Elementary School. But it was to no avail as the undeterred students and audiSunburn and childrenBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center Southother type of skin cancer primarily due to sun exposure as a teenager and/or child, according to Jacksonville facial plastic surgeon Jason D. Meier, MD. Children often spend a good part of their playing outdoors in the sun, especially during the summer. Children who have fair skin, moles or freckles or who have family history of skin cancer, are more likely to develop skin cancer in later years. Exposure to the sun during daily activities and play causes the most sun damage. Overexposure to sunlight before age 18 is most damaging to the skin. The following are the most common symptoms of sunburn. However, each child may experience symptoms di erently. Symptoms may include: Redness Swelling of the skin Pain Blisters Fever Chills Weakness Dry, itching and peeling skin days after the burn Protection from the sun should start at birth and continue throughout your childs life. It is estimated that 60 to 80 percent of total lifetime exposure occurs in the rst 18 years of life. Tanning, not just sunburn, causes signi cant damage to the skin, explains Dr. Meier. The best way to prevent sunburn in children over six months of age is to follow the A, B, Cs recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology: Away Stay away from the sun in the middle of the day. This is when the suns rays are the most damaging. Block Block the suns rays using a SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. Apply the lotion 30 minutes before going outside and reapply it often during the day. Sunscreens should not be used on infants under six months of age. Cover-up Cover up using protective clothing, such as a long sleeve shirt and hat when in the sun. Use clothing with a tight weave to keep out as much sunlight as possible. Keep babies less than six months old out of direct sunlight at all times. Hats with brims are important. Reapply sunblock at least every two to three hours to protect your children (and yourself) from the suns damaging rays. Sunblock needs to have both UVA and UVB coverage called broad spectrum. This is as important as the SPF number as these types of sunscreens provide the best coverage. Also, the lower the SPF, the more often you will need to reapply throughout the day, concludes Dr. Meier. Credit union celebrates Grand Opening of 30th full-service branchJohn Bryan (Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce), Larry Meyers (VyStar board of directors), George R. Berry (VyStar chairman of the board of directors), Lee OQuinn (Baymeadows Branch vice president), Terry R. West (VyStar president and CEO), Michael Cascone (VyStar board of directors), P. Kem Siddons (VyStar board of directors), Randy Swift (senior vice president, member services), William C. Vivian (VyStar board of directors), Jason Fischer (Duval County School Board, District 7).We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to the large and growing community on Jacksonvilles Southside around Baymeadows and 295E. A large number of our members have resided in the area for some time and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here. said West.Stars shine through the clouds at Loretto Elementary SchoolBy Karl Kennell ence moved their celebration of music and dance indoors. Each year this event is an amazing performance by the students and this one just showed how each year these budding young stars shine brighter. The kids danced, sang and some even played the piano for their show pieces. One of the highlights of the evenings performance was the dance number that was choreographed to the song Its Hard Knock Life from the musical Annie. During intermissions between the students acts, members of the First Coast Pops Orchestra entertained the audience of parents and families with instrumentals. The blending of the musical interludes with the special performances of the kids helped chase the clouds away and let the stars shine through even though it was indoors. Congratulations to the Loretto students who all really showed o their talents!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 11112-25 San Jose Boulevard, Mandarin, FL 32223 904-886-7071 Bring ad for 10% Off. One per Customer. Exp 7/30/13MNLMANDARIN San Jose Blvd.WEVE LOWERED THE COST OF RAISING KIDSWe sell gently used Childrens clothing (sizes newborn to 16) Shoes, Equipment (Pack n Plays, Swings, High Chairs and Toys). Come to see, come to buy! With a concept that is this simple saving money is childs play! Check out Summer Programming for all ages at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Children from infancy through age 12 can sign up at your favorite library or online at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Signup starts June 1. Come to your library as often as once per week with your reading log to receive a weekly prize. Read 10 books to receive a free book of your very own! Free books will be distributed August 1 through17, while supplies last. You can enjoy lots of exciting programs every week from June 11 through August 2. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. Florida Public Archaeology Network, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on With Duval County high schools graduation ceremonies upon us, we at Mandarin NewsLine nd that it is time to say farewell to a truly talented senior writer who has penned articles for us for the past two years. It has been a pleasure working with Natalie Cleghorn, an aspiring journalist who has displayed professionalism and a grasp of editorial knowledge well beyond her years. We hope that she has learned and expanded her writing talents as a result of her association with Mandarin NewsLine and wish her all the best in her future endeavors! Underclassmen, be sure to see the information at the end of this article if you are interested in writing on behalf of your school for Mandarin NewsLine next year!On Saturday, April 27, the Friends of the Mandarin South Library joined the Mandarin Rotary Club members for a cleanup at the library. Thanks also to our City Council member, Matt Schellenberg, the grounds are neater and the entry way is more welcoming at our Mandarin South Library! Wishing this talented student all the best!Mandarin NewsLines senior high school writer graduatesBy Martie ThompsonNatalie Cleghorn:MHS Sports Roundup writerNatalie Cleghorn is graduating from the AICE Program as well as the Gifted Program at Mandarin High School, where she is also an AP Scholar with Honors and past participant of Youth Leadership of Jacksonville. She has been a team member of the Mustang varsity fast pitch softball team for all four years of her high school career and was honored with the VyStar All-Star Athlete Award for her outstanding community service and athletics. Cleghorn was vice president of the National Honor Society, secretary of the Student Council, president of the 4-H Club and a member of the Sixth Man Club. She will be attending the University of Florida in the fall as a member of the Honors College, where she plans to major in biology. Her ultimate goal, she says, is to become a veterinarian. To that end, she has volunteered at Greenbriar Animal Hospital and in her spare time she enjoys running, rock climbing and wake boarding. Best wishes from all of us at Mandarin NewsLine, Natalie!Editors Note: As we say goodbye to this years senior writer, we now have a student writer position available for underclassmen. Please contact us at editor@mandarinnewsline.com if you are interested in becoming our student sportswriter for next year!Start Here! Go Anywhere!Summer Reading Program begins June 1 By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library Wednesday, July 3 at 2:30 p.m. Are you a baseball fan? This is your chance to meet a Jacksonville Suns player, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. South Mandarin Branch Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. Barry Hinnant: Journey into Magic, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. Al Poindexter. Dig into music with our favorite local folk musician, Mr. Al. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, July 25 at 2:30 p.m. Hampstead Stage Company Presents: The Secret Garden. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, July 11 at 2:30 p.m. Geddy Gecko, for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m. Hey, teens! Do you want to win stu in exchange for reading books? Its easy. Sign up online at www. jaxpubliclibrary.org. Sign up starts June 1. Log and review your books online. Youll be entered into a drawing each week for free books and more. Each branch does its own weekly drawings, so there are lots of chances to win! SE Region Manager Michael Sullivan congratulates Library Associate Hongying Song on receiving a JPL Award for Modeling the Way and a JPL Innovator Award for her outstanding work in the Childrens Department at the Mandarin Branch Library. Hongying and her staff presented 19 programs to 644 children in April.A complete list of Summer Teen Programs at the Jacksonville Public Library is available at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.~Bill Cosby

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We were met by our tour guide Gary Sass, president of AdLib Luxury Tours and Transportation, Inc. Alice is a 30-year-old wife and mother of one-year-old Katie. She is an awesome third grade teacher, a daughter, a sister and a very special friend. Alice is also battling cancer. Alice has been battling Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) since 2008. For ve years, she has tried all chemotherapy treatments available. She has also participated in a clinical trial. Unfortunately, all treatments have been unsuccessful. Alice is being forced to choose the only option to save her life, a bone marrow transplant. A bone marrow transplant produces many obstacles. Although Alice has a great family and network of friends to support her emotionally and spiritually, she will still need much more help. The economic toll will be immense and overwhelming. The initial three-month process requires Alice and her young family to Cataracts are very common, a ecting roughly 60 percent of people over the age of 60, and over 1.5 million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States each year. A cataract is a clouding of the eyes naturally clear lens. Looking through a cataractclouded lens is often like looking through a foggy window. Cataract development is typically a very gradual process of the normal aging process and as such, many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual. According to Donald Downer, M.D., cornea and cataract surgeon, If you nd that your vision is changing and images seem dimmer or blurrier or you have an unusual glare or a reduction in color perception, you may be expe-Give 2 Alice and change someones lifetemporarily relocate to Tampa. Alices husband will be at her side, risking loss of income all the while he cares for Alice. The associated medical costs, living and travel expenses, coupled with income loss will be extensive. The costs will linger long after Alice has successfully nished her treatment. We cant make her cancer go away, but we can pool our resources together to ease the load from Alice, Josh and Katie. We, the friends of Alice, have established a fundraiser to do just that, Give 2 Alice. Alice is a truly amazing woman. She is a positive, courageous, sel ess person and so full of grace. Despite the enormous challenge ahead of her, she continues to give so much to her family, her students and her community. Lets give back. Please consider donating to the Give 2 Alice fundraiser. For those of you who do not personally know Alice, but have been touched by an amazing family member, teacher or friend, please join us. You can honor those who have touched you by granting Alice your kindness and generosity. It is because of people like you that we, together, will make a di erence. A priceless di erence for someone who deserves so much more. Please visit www.Give2Alice.com today. We thank you.Mandarin Womens Club discovers downtown on walking tourBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed Through The Landing and out the front door onto Water Street led us to Andrew Jacksons statue where we learned why the city was named after him, then moved on to the Wells Fargo Building, where we learned that the architects favorite feature of this lovely building was the garage! Why, we asked? Because it was underground in Florida and didnt leak! On we went, walking up Laura Street to the Bank of America building, where we viewed the city from a conference room on the 42nd oor. Everything sure looks di erent from so high up! Back to ground level and on down the street we went to the historic Laura Street Trio. Sass told us the tall one on the right was the rst skyscraper in the south by architect Henry John Klutho. On down the street is the Atlantic National Bank building, where we went underground to see a huge, old vault. There were copies of old stock certi cates and a footthick door. We proceeded to the Greenleaf and Crosby Building to visit the Jacksonville Visitors Center where we saw an old lm clip of Oliver Hardy of Laurel and Hardy fame and talked about the early movie business in Jacksonville. We next saw the Carling Building, which has been made into lovely apartments. On our way to the Southlight Gallery in Six East Bay Street, we walked by the Jaguars in the windows of the Bostwick Building, around the corner on Forsyth Street to wander through the beautiful old Florida Theatre and back to Bay Street, where our tour guide left us. We then walked on down to lunch at Olio and we discovered that Olio means a highly spiced stew of meat and veggies, but fortunately they had much more from which to choose! After lunch, it was a leisurely walk back to our cars at The Landing and the end of a perfect day! June is Cataract Awareness Month riencing the onset of cataracts. A comprehensive eye exam is imperative, to determine your diagnosis. He continues, Once the cataract diagnosis is made, the decision to treat a cataract is based on the degree to which the cataract is impairing vision and the e ect of the impairment on the patients quality of life. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, Lasik surgery, cosmetic eye procedures, pediatric ophthalmology, and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they offer routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!

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One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help raise money for those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings that took place on April 15, 2013. An estimated 2,600 Jacksonville citizens came out to support and participate in the event and helped raised close to $40,000; all proceeds were donated to One Fund Boston. Pictured are Jasmine Quezada and April Langston.The St. Johns River and its tributaries o er us over 180 di erent species of sh. Many of these sh are targeted by anglers for sport, table fare or both; however, the St. Johns River and its tributaries also o er us a few species of sh wed rather not see, catch or have to deal with. Some of Gardening: Summer pastimesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASthrough seed and nursery catalogues for inspiration for fall, where you might nd that intriguing new vegetable you cant wait to try or that beautiful fall-planted owering bulb that you admire. And of course check out the latest New Leaf newsletter from the Extension Service for timely tips: http:// duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/ nleafMayJune.13.emailversion. pdf As you know, the Jacksonville Public Library has a wealth of information available. One of my more recent reads is Weeds by the British author Richard Mabey. It might sound rather an odd topic, but he describes how the worlds most ubiquitous weeds have circumnavigated the globe and become residents, with varying degrees of virulence, in so many countries. And this has been happening here since the very rst settlers arrived. Andrea Wulf writes a fascinating account of the founding fathers and their gardening exploits in The Brother Gardeners Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession. She describes how important the founding fathers believed gardening and, by extension, farming, to be to the health and wealth of their new country.Of course, both these books are descriptive and not about gardening practices. If you need practical advice the library certainly doesnt fall short. Why not browse the shelves or the on-line catalogue, where you can nd a wide range of material to suit all tastes in gardening?Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkathese sh have been known to scare small children and adults alike, cause people to cut their lines or abandon their rods, destroy tackle and in some cases administer pain by biting or stinging their would be captor. These sh could be known as St. Johns River Monsters. The rst of our river monsters is probably the most common. When shing the original bite and ght often spark excitement till the sh gets close enough to be recognized and someone yells, Stingray! The St. Johns River stingray is actually an Atlantic stingray which is a saltwater sh that has somehow adapted to living its entire life in freshwater making it the only stingray in North America to do so. The stingray has a venomous barb located about two-thirds the way up its tail that can deliver a painful wallop if one is not careful. The next two monsters are the bow n (also known as a mud sh) and the Florida gar. They both share similarities in that they both date back more than 100 million years, gulp air, have sharp teeth and are voracious predators. Growing to lengths of over 30 inches, both these sh have been known to ruin a shermans day by wrecking his tackle or biting the hand thats trying to set them free. At rst sight these sh are instantly recognized as something prehistoric. The Florida gar has a long slender armor plated appearing body with a long snout that is lined with sharp teeth, while the bow n has an olive colored body with a long dorsal n, rounded tail and a large mouth with sharp canine teeth. The nal river monster is the American eel which is probably more common than most anglers prefer. This particular monster can grow to ve feet in length and is capable of creating a mild panic to complete hysteria when reeled in. Its beady eyes, its snapping mouth and its snakelike slimy body can send chills down a persons spine. Considered a delicacy in Asia, most here would rather cut their line than have to deal with them. Fishing the St. Johns River or one of its tributaries can be an enjoyable way to spend a day. The sh you are ghting could be your long-awaited trophy or it could one of those sh you dont want to deal with known as a St. Johns River Monster. Fishing Report: Look for reds on end of docks, weak sh and croaker in holes. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Daily Bread Food Pantry is now open at Mandarin Presbyterian Church every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The pantry aims to service neighbors in the 32223, 32257, 32258 and 32259 zip codes. Families may visit the pantry once every two weeks. No one will be turned away on their rst visit, but thereafter you must have evidence of your current address. Mandarin Presbyterian Church is located at 12001 Mandarin Road. Freedom Christian Fellowship invites the community to a Christian concert with the bands All Things New and Beyond the Surface on Sunday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 and admission is free with an o ering for our summer missions trip, non-spoilable food items for our food pantry or clothing for the City Rescue Mission. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For more details, please call 268-2244. Mandarin Womens Connection of Stonecroft Ministries (www.stonecroft.org) which is 75 years old this year, is reforming for the greater Mandarin area. We present luncheons every other month to present quality Christian women speakers, as well as a special presentations of interest. Our next meeting and special presentation, on June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Epping Forest Yacht Club, will feature a NAS Color Guard to celebrate Flag Day. The cost is $18 for the program and lunch. Please RSVP by June 7 by calling Linda at 2622170 or Cande at 908-5609 or SweetieeSpoiled@comcast.net. Are you looking for a fun- lled Christian learning experience for your child? Well, youve come to the right placeyou are invited to Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School! Join in an epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Teambuilding games, cool Bible songs and tasty treats keep everyone on the move. Join us at Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Mandarin from July 8 through 12 for an unforgettable Biblelearning experience. Children When you combine Shalom and Aloha, what do you get? Shaloha. Thats what we are calling our June 2 summer social. Jewish newcomers and friends will enjoy a tropical drinks and desserts served around the pool and beautiful outdoors of a South Mandarin home. Wear your Hawaiian shirt and long dresses and get in the mood for a delightful evening of schmoozing, good food and friendship. For most of us, the summer months are a time to relax, catch up on our reading, spend time outdoors and just take a break from some of our dayto-day activities; however, for the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville this is the season for newcomers. While many families move to this area all year long, we nd most arrive will see, hear, touch and even taste! To join this royally-rockin realm, register online at www. coos.org or email cooschildrensministries@gmail.com. St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman will speak at the Family Life Center at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m. Her topic will be Mission: Save the St. Johns. All are welcome. 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 June are: June 4 and 5: Kids Without A Country Illegal immigration: How to respond will be explored; June 11 and 12: Prayer could a conversation with God change your life?; June 18 and 19: How to Stop Doing What You Hate The power of the subconscious mind explored; June 25 and 26: Imperfect Parents: Making peace and moving on; July 2 and 3: When He Becomes She A transgenders journey will be shared. 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 For three years the Jacksonville Jewish Center has been involved with Operation Isaiah, because one in six people su er from hunger and one in four children do not know where their next meal is coming from. The next time you go to the grocery store and see the Buy One Get One items, please pick them up and bring one of them to the Center, located at 6332 Crown Point Road and drop them o in the carts in the front lobby. Every can or package of food will serve a person one meal. All foods are delivered weekly to the Jewish Family and Community Services Pantry. By everyone pitching in, perhaps we can wipe out hunger in our own community. Mandarin United Methodist Church welcomes Chad Deetz as our new student ministries director. With a bachelors degree in transformational ministry, he brings 14 years of experience ministering to teenagers and building successful youth programs in the United Methodist Church. For the last several years, Deetz has been the director of student ministries and the contemporary worship leader at Bethel United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is an accomplished musician and vocalist who plays the guitar, drums and other instruments. He and his wife Sara have two boys, Charlie and Jack.Shalom Jax presents Summer Shaloha By Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville Coordinatorduring the summer months so we are planning a few opportunities for newcomers to meet each other and connect with neighbors and other locals. To acquaint new people with our area, we are planning a couple of casual gatherings for newcomers and this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone new to the Jewish community to make connections with their neighbors and nd out the latest happenings around town. Cool tropical drinks and desserts will be served. Please RSVP to Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Other socials in di erent areas of the community are planned for July, August and September. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and is sponsored by Florida Blue. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com The National Genealogical Society held its annual conference Building New Bridges in Las Vegas, Nevada from May 8 through May 11. Connie Bradshaw, Atlantic Beach, of I Dig Your Roots and Betty Reed, Mandarin resident of Legacy For You met Mark Hall-Patton, administrator for Clark County Museum, Howard W. Canon Aviation Museum and Search Light History Museum while attending the NGS conference. If he looks familiar, its because hes a regular on the History Channels reality show, Pawn Stars. He was the featured speaker at the NGS banquet as he gave a light-hearted talk on authentication of artifacts. Approximately 2,000 genealogists attended this years conference. Reed serves as president of The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society, Inc. Pictured are Connie Bradshaw, Mark Hall-Patton and Betty Reed. Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!Mandarin NewsLineThank

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The project included building a portable ramp for the 1876 historic barn, removing a large area of invasive plants and vines to allow a clear view of the sawmill area from the sidewalk, building a split-rail fence and gravel path entryway into the sawmill area and cleaning and mulching the area under the sawmill equipment display. These improvements are a great start to the future of this area, which includes the completion of the sawmill exhibit and an exhibit of a sugar cane grinder. The lumber industry, including local sawmills, were important to Mandarins economy at one time. Sugar cane grinding was a common activity in the area and many older Mandarin residents will remember the mule-driven grinder that was located where the Big Lots shopping center is now. Having joined the scouting program at age seven, its really strange to nally be nishing Eagle Scout cont. from pg. 1 We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. Chiropractor ) Dr. Sambursky has 25 Years ExperienceDo you take my insurance?: Yes Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, United Health care, All Automobile insurances. Call our office if your insurance is not listed. Cash programs also available. What conditions do you Treat?: What are your hours? Where are you located? Immediate/Same day appointments up my Eagle rank, Poirier said. In retrospect, scouting has taught me valuable leadership skills and given me a stronger will to persevere to reach goals. Im glad to have done this project and I hope to see that the community enjoys what has come of it. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is grateful for Poirier and everyone who helped make this project a reality. It proves their slogan, Were making history and youre a part of it. They invite the public to take a stroll through the Walter Jones Historical Park and enjoy the fruits of everyones labor. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is located at 11964 Mandarin Road. Learn more at www.mandarinmuseum. net or www.facebook.com/MandarinMuseum or call them at 268-0784. Sunday, June 16

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer (plumbing skills required) needed for 23 year old water treatment company. Must have clean drivers record and clean background. Bene ts. Immediate opening. Please call: 262-0197 or e-mail: Terri@affordablewaterjax.com Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. 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 Pool cleaner to maintain residential customer accounts. 1 year experience required. Pool service and repair technician. 2 years experience in all aspects of pool repair cleaning, and renovation. Must have valid clean driving record and pass background test.Please respond to r.schmitz@ comcast.net with applicable work history or a resume. Gymnastics, tumbling teacher needed. Experience prefer. Part time. send resume or about yourself to info@markspivak.com Swimming Safari Swim School is looking to hire part time instructors to teach swim lessons over the summer at locations through out Jacksonville. Our program teaches students of all ages, from infants to adults, how to become Safe, Con dent, and Comfortable in the water. 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 Full time directors -Part time teachers-HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER seeks multi-task individuals who are con dent, high energy, possess excellent communication skills and a passion to make a difference. BA and teaching certi cation required. Come join our team! Fax resume 543-0227. 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 DJs. 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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine June 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 www.etsy.com/shop/QuiltsbyKathleen Email today: quiltsbykathleen@gmail.com $Create a lasting memory with all those team t-shirts! Podiatry for the whole family! 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Kerri Allison Solano and Francis Joseph Frank Garis were married Saturday, March 23 at San Juan Del Rio Catholic Church in St. Johns, Florida. The Reverend Father Pastor John Tetlow of ciated at the afternoon ceremonial mass. A reception at the Nocatee Room at Crosswater Hall followed. The bride wore a Galina strapless signature tulle gown in a soft white hue adorned with beaded lace and owers to oor length along with a sweeping train. Her bouquet included white hydrangeas, orchids and calla lilies all tipped with turquoise and light hints of fuchsia and dark purple. Mrs. Garis, 26, is a placement specialist at Family Support Services of North Florida, working with children in the foster care system. She is a 2009 graduate from the University of North Florida earning a degree in Criminal Justice. Her parents, Michael and Debbie Solano reside in Mandarin along with the brides sister, Kristen Michelle Solano, who served as maid of honor. Mr. Garis, 25, is a participatory intellectually disabled special needs teacher at Clay High School. He is currently preparing for his 10th season as a football coach and his fth year with Clay High starting in August. Coach Garis, as he is known, also graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Political Science and dual minors in History and Professional Education. He is the son of M. Daryl and Marilyn Garis of Jacksonville. His sister, Lorin, and her husband, Ryan Kelley, also from Jacksonville, were a part of the bridal party. Douglas Polochak formerly of Ponte Vedra Beach was best man for the groom. After a honeymoon in Punta Cana, the couple returned to their new home in Jacksonville. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Garis! My wife Marlene and I have been lifelong boaters. Over the years, we have attempted to make our passion for boating safe for our family and friends. Even after boating for more than 30 years, new experiences continually cause us to rede ne safe boating.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary updateOur safe boating planBy Contributing Writer Kevin Koehl, Public Affairs Of cer for Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-8Our foundation for boating safely is knowledge. Years ago we decided to take a boating safety course o ered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. We learned the basics about handling boats, navigation, weather, radio operation and safety equipment. Federal and state laws mandate the safety equipment required for various sizes and types of boats. There is no more important piece of safety equipment than a personal otation device. Every year we take advantage of a free vessel safety check by the Auxiliary. A vessel examiner will review the required safety equipment for your boat and inform you of any de ciencies. If you have all of the required safety equipment, a decal is issued indicating you have successfully passed a safety check. Boating safely includes preparing for the waterways you will be traveling. Wide expanses of water can be deceptively shallow. Tides can make land appear where water prevailed only minutes before. It is not uncommon to see boats aground waiting for the tide to come in to re oat their boat. Navigational aids, chart plotters, depth nders and local knowledge are tools we use to keep our boat safely a oat. No matter how much we have learned, experienced or equipped our boat with safety equipment, we cant control the environment in which we boat. In the event we do experience an emergency, we want to make sure we can get assistance as quickly as possible. Rapid communication describing the nature of an emergency and your exact location are critical. Cell phones and VHF radios are essential tools in calling for assistance. When traveling, we also le a oat plan in the form of an email informing a friend of our planned trip, who is on board, departure and arrival times. If all other methods of communication fail, a oat plan can help inform authorities with useful information to help locate our vessel. No matter what type of water activity you love, simple steps to prepare can help insure a safe experience and keep your day on the water fun and relaxing. For more information on boating safely classes or vessel safety checks, please visit www. safeboatingjax.com.The St. Joseph girls softball team nished a wonderful two-year run where they went a combined 21-1 and won back-to-back tournament championships. On April 30, they beat a great San Juan Del Rio team 3-2 where Mary Thompson was named the tournament MVP. Congratulations to Lindsay Pacheco, Isa Horning, Madeleine Martens, Emily Cononie, Peyton Bryant, Alexa Kelley, Kiersten Connolly, Taryn Ashton, Madison Nolan, Margaret Gupton, Ally Bennett, Madison Lloyd, Julianna James, Sammy Intorcia, and Mary Thompson. The team is coached by Bryon Monroe and Chris Thompson. The American Cancer Society will hold its Mandarin Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 1 through June 2 at Mandarin High School. This year, Loretto Elementary will be participating in the event. Going along with the movie theme for the event, Team Loretto has chosen Kindergarten Cops as their theme. They will be selling a school lunch as a fundraiser at the relay. Bake sales were also held throughout the year to raise money before the event. The team received great support from Carol San-Mark your calendars for Relay for Lifeford, a retired Loretto teacher. She is serving on the Mandarin Relay team as a committee member and helped Team Loretto and The Rah Rah Sisters to exceed their team goals, raising over $3000. This year, the Mandarin Relay chairperson is Edward Bateh, who attended Loretto Elementary and is a graduate of Mandarin High School. The Loretto Elementary faculty and sta are proud to work in our community for such a worthy cause. No matter what your medical issue, you can let the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek know in advance that you are on your way. Heres how: Download the free, mobile application iTriage from the iTunes App store or Android Marketplace. Then, launch the iTriage app and: Choose Find a medical provider Select Emergency department Locate Memorial Emergency Tell your local emergency room youre on your wayCare Center Julington Creek Click the orange iNotify button to explain your symptoms prior to your ER visit. Located just south of the Julington Creek Bridge on Race Track Road, just west of Veterans Parkway, the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is sta ed 24/7 by emergency room physicians. With dedicated pediatric rooms, a lab and imaging, this emergency care center is just like a hospital ER. WWW WWWVisit our website:

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 Visit us at: www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Enjoy kids activities, food, beer and live music. Riverfront exercise classes begin at 10 a.m. See us behind the Times-Union Center June 1 !Downtown on the Northbank Riverwalk Joi u under th bridgEver Saturdafor our 5t Anniverysar Seaso!Rai or ShinMarchDecember 10ampmParkin anb admissio ar alway Fre! 715 Riverside Avenue Under the canopy of the Fuller Warren BridgeBELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY. ar ay alwa y y Fre e e side Avenue 715 Rivers Under the cathe Fuller Warren Brid Under the ca nopy py of of the Fuller Warren Bridge BELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY BELOW THE BRIDGE, BEYOND THE ORDINARY. www.riversideartsmarket.com r our for our Anniverysar nniver y aso Sea s R Rai i i or Shin or Shin n n Decemb e MarchDecemb er f The Jaguars will host a mandatory mini-camp from June 11 through June 13. All players will be expected to be on hand for these three days which will be the last practice sessions before training camp begins in late July. Its expected that these practices will be open to the public. The only other times that fans were allowed to watch practices this o season was during a rookie mini-camp in May. Two of the three days during this camp were very rainy. The weather kept some fans away during that weekend, so most Jaguars fans havent had the chance to see newcomers Luke Joeckel, Johnathan Cyprien, Ace Sanders and Denard Robinson in person. The Jacksonville Sharks have three home games in June. They will host the Pittsburgh Power on Saturday, June 1. After that, theyll go on the road for two games. Theyll nish the month with home games against the Cleveland Gladiators (June 22) and Orlando Predators (June 29). Former Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia, the leading passer in Arena Football League history, now plays for Orlando. Garcia led the Sharks to an ArenaBowl championship in 2011. The game between the Predators and Sharks will be Garcias rst trip back to Jacksonville since he left the Sharks after the 2011 season. Finally, the Jacksonville Suns have 17 home games during the month of June. Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker will visit the Baseball Grounds to sign autographs on Thursday, June 6. That night is also Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark as teachers receive two-for-one tickets with school ID. Those who choose to spend Fathers Day (June 16) at the Baseball Grounds will have a special opportunity before the game. All fathers along with their children can play catch on the eld before the game. Also, all dads will receive a free The Mustangs have not only met but exceeded their expectations for the spring seasons and continued to build the legacy of Mandarin High School athletics. The ag football team nished its near perfect season with only one lossto Seminole Ridge, three time state champions. Receiver Kelly Butler and quarterback Sarah Kraatz led the team as they steamrolled Sandalwood in the district semi nals 49-0 to advance to the district nals, where they earned another victory over Wolfson. With postseason in full swing, the girls rose to the challenge, defeating Palatka 20-6 and then Boone 1914 in the second round play-in to clench their position in the regional quarter nal game. As the girls kept advancing deeper into the playo s, their excitement built and carried over into their state semi nal game against Dr. Phillips, which was preparing for its third consecutive state tournament appearance. The Mustangs played well and a touchdown by Sarah Kraatz with only 1:43 left on the clock enabled the girls to pull out a 19-13 vic-On May 7, Bishop John J. Snyder High School held their football signing. Congratulations to Lucas Herdliska (Marietta College, Ohio St. Joseph parishioner), Colin Culver (Huntingdon College, Alabama St. Joseph parishioner), Drew Wheeler (Huntingdon College, Alabama St. Joseph parishioner) and Andrew Neswiacheney Huntingdon College), who are pictured with BJS head football coach Brian Jake McCrae. MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS Studenttory over the Panthers. Head Coach Steve Joyner commented, This was the most fun game weve played all season because we were so evenly matched with Dr. Phillips. The Mustangs advanced to the state championship and despite all their e orts, were defeated by powerhouse Seminole Ridge. The Mustangs were not able to bring home the championship, but losing to a number one ranked team is certainly nothing to overlook. According to Joyner, This was the rst time any team from Jacksonville made it to the state championship and we played as hard as we could to represent Mandarin. The team nished its season as state runner-up with a record of 18-1. Also delving deep into the playo s, the softball team peaked at just the right time. Coming o of a regular season plagued with losses, the Mustangs completely turned their season around defeating Sandalwood in the district championship to make three championships in the past four years. Advancing to regional play, the girls dominated Spruce Creek 9-1. Then, playing against number one ranked Hagerty, the Mustangs showed no mercy, slaughtering the Huskies 8-1 with senior Dajia Jones on the mound. Playing one last time on their home eld, the girls hosted West Orange in the regional nals, but fell eventually losing 8-3 despite a seventh inning rally started with a homerun by sophomore Kendall Reid. The Mustangs ended their season on a positive note and brought home one more experience in the regional competition as well as one more district championship to Mandarin High. And as senior Abbie Millete says, It doesnt matter how you start. It matters how you nish!Local Sports UpdateBy Chad Cushnirbarbeque mitt. The actor who played Mr. Belding on the Saved by the Bell television show will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans at the game on Friday, June 21. Former 30game winner Denny McLain will be visiting on Sunday, June 23. The Suns will honor recently retired big league star Chipper Jones by giving away bobblehead dolls in his likeness. Instead of wearing a Braves uniform, Jones will be wearing his old uniform from The Bolles School on these bobblehead dolls. need customers?886-4919

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St. Johns River Farmers MarketIn beautiful Alpine Groves Park 2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketYard Sale Info: Vendor Info June 22 Family Fun! VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com We help manage human error and natural disaster . This spring the Mandarin Garden Club has been a hub of wonderful gardening activity. The Dogwood Circle traveled to the Regency area to tour Melanie Palmroses Quiet Garden. Twenty-one ladies enjoyed beautiful plants, trees, owers, yard art, a keyhole garden for vegetables, a water garden and a lovely peaceful place for mediation. As part of Palmroses tour of her garden, she asked the visiting garden club ladies to brie y participate in the theme of her Quiet Garden with ve minutes of therapeutic garden meditation. Well, lets just say that was easier said than done with this chatty group! On April 27, the garden clubs Loretto Road clubhouse and grounds were all a-bustle with many enthusiastic gardeners shopping for great deals at the annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival. Satis ed shoppers pushed wheel barrels full of ev-The kids Bumblebee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club recently held a clean up day at the Billard Commemorative Park. Aided by their parents and Mandarin Community Club board member Wanda Bosworth, work included weeding, planting and mulching the existing butter y garden. Located at 11642 Brady Road, the Billard Commemorative Park is owned and maintained by the Mandarin Community Club. Photo by Wanda Bosworth, Mandarin Community Club.Mandarin Garden Club updateBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubery imaginable kind of plant to their cars. The most popular section at the plant sale was the area speci cally selling butter y plants. The antique roses and native plants were also in great demand. Since most of the plants were grown in garden club members own backyards, there were many outstanding and out-ofthe-ordinary plants that members have collected, propagated and swapped over years and years of gardening. Club member and outstanding gardener Mary Clark had a notebook full of pictures of the plants in full bloom she brought for the sale. When shoppers had questions about the plants that Clark brought, she happily shared her informative pictures and gave shoppers rsthand helpful tips for growing her plants. Some of the plants o ered for sale were grown on the club grounds. When shoppers had questions about those Although Mandarin High School is only weeks away from summer, there are plenty of activities that will be going on at the school during the months o First, with a new school year Mandarin Highs summer happenings By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentahead, the new sports teams for fall will be recruiting new athletes and beginning practices. Cheerleading, football and swimming all get their head starts over the summer. The new JV and varsity cheer squads will already be picked and ready to begin the new season by the time school is out. The swimming pool at Mandarin will be open over the summer for anyone who wants to take a relaxing day at the pool. It is free of charge and will be open Monday through Friday every week from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The swim team will use the from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Also, the faculty will be working all summer to be sure that they have all of the schedules completed for the new school year. With around 2,000 schedules to set up and now eight classes to assign each student, the process will be a big chunk of their summer. While students are out and about on their vacation, they will all be responsible for their mandatory summer reading and AICE students will have to do a math assignment. With all the fun and games the summer break o ers students and teachers, no school ever sleeps and MHS is proving that! Plant Sale shoppers systematically studying the detailed labels on butter y plants. Melanie Palmroses pristine and tranquil Quiet Garden.plants, club members were quick to take shoppers outside into the garden and show them what that plant would look like full grown and give growing tips. The personal gardening customer service given by Clark and other club members is what makes the Garden Clubs annual Plant Sale so popular and so very special. Vendors had irresistible booths set up outside selling goods like herbs, garden art, bonsai trees, handmade herbal soap and a lip smackin pulled pork lunch. Duval County Master Gardeners were on hand to answer a variety of questions and provide hand-outs to help the home gardener. Mark your calendar for next years Garden Festival and Plant Sale, April 26, 2014. 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The glistening new statue of the Spanish explorer stands in the northern parking lot of Guana State Park o State Road A1A, near Ponte Vedra Beach. A redesigned Colonial Quarter in St. Augustine opened in March and now encompasses three centuries of Florida history (www.colonialquarter.com). To accomplish this, the area was broken into four quadrants. Re exproblem solved! The students at Crown Point Elementary School have been utilizing the Re exMath.com to reinforce math skills in a fun and interactive way. Re ex is an adaptive online system offered by Duval County Schools to help students become uent with their math facts and eventually better problem solvers. The system tracks the students progress. After successful completion, the teachers print out Re ex Math generated certi cates to celebrate students achievements. Celebrate Viva Florida 500 with visit to Mission San Luis in TallahasseeBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comThe Spanish area includes the 16th century First City, 17th century Forti ed Town and 18th century Spanish Garrison Town. The 18th century British area is called The 14th Colony and features a print shop, candle maker and Public House, a pub like restaurant. Visitors can climb the 35foot high watchtower earning themselves a fabulous view over the Castillo de San Marcos (fort) and waterfront. The tower is similar to one the earliest settlers would have built for defensive purposes. Pat Croce, entrepreneur and owner of the Pirate Museum who backed the project, said the area was designed as Epcot meets Williamsburg; the di erence being instead of countries its centuries. He also said the goal was to allow visitors an opportunity to make memories. Viva Florida 500 events will continue throughout the year and take place at various locations around the state. One of those places to explore is Tallahassee. A visit should include the new La Florida interactive displays in the Florida Museum of Historyadmission is free. In addition, a trip to Mission San Luis will entertainingly educate you on the western capital of Spanish Florida from 1656 to 1704. The living history museum, a National Historic Landmark, is reconstructed on its original 63-acre hilltop site and includes native and Spanish guides in period dress, colonial buildings, a museum and archaeological ruins. It is the only Florida mission with living Native American descendants. I admit my grasp of Florida history doesnt earn the highest marks, but I was surprised to learn that more than 1,400 Apalachee Indians and Spaniards co-existed at this site. San Luis was the Spaniards westernmost military, religious and administrative headquarters and home of powerful Indian leaders. The settlements location allowed for easy access to the St. Marks River, which was used for trading and supply acquisition. Today you can stroll around the central plaza and grasp how it acted as the hub of activity for both communities. Also tour the church where more than 5,000 Apalachee were baptized and the friary compound. Apalachee rulers asked Spanish friars for help and support when epidemics and the threat of attacks caused them to forgo their traditional customs and faith. The reconstructed church standing 50 by 110 feet is equal in size to the Basilica in St. Augustine, but seems largerperhaps because it is sparsely decorated. Every year De Sotos rst Christmas Mass is re-enacted here. A replica of the thatch conical shaped council house can accommodate up to 3,000 people and stands ve stories high; however, during the height of the Mission most of the Apalachee lived in the outlaying areas near their elds. Kids especially enjoy a stop in the recreated Spanish fort with live gun re demonstrations. The original fort was burned by the Spaniards and Apalachee themselves, as they ed the area from attacking British. Once they left in 1704, they never repopulated their traditional homeland again. Admission to Mission San Luis is only $5 for adults, $2 for children aged six through 17 and $3 for seniors 65 and over. Military free with ID. Visit www.missionsanluis. org for more information.Apalachee Guide at Mission San Luis

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