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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 10 July 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 From the CommissionerPage 7 Political Commentary Page 9 Real estate in MandarinPage 10 Summer reading time Page 11 Lions Club food drive Page 12 Civics 101 Tree trimming Page 14 Mandarin Community Club celebrates 90thPage 15 American ag retirementPage 17 Faith NewsPage 19 Marketplace Page 20 Movie Review Fishing Report Page 21 Local sports update Page 22 Hemingway look-alike Super Science SaturdayPage 23 MHS boys lacrosse Find out about our new Laser Therapy … it reduces deep pain and in”ammation!Our specially trained Spine Therapists from JOI Rehab oer this new non-invasive Laser Therapy service. Its designed to help reduce pain and in”ammation … our patients are our best referral! This therapy can be used safely adjunct to or as a replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. JOI Rehab sta works directly with JOI Spine Surgeons and Physiatrists (PMR … Pain Management and Rehabilitation) to coordinate your care. Call today for more information! 904.247.3324joionline.net Back to School Special Ask your rep how you can save 5%!! On May 23, Mandarin Garden Club members concluded the clubs 67th year with a lovely, emotionally moving meeting and delicious potluck luncheon. Attendees were greeted as they walked through the front door of the Loretto Road clubhouse with a breathtaking vision of every table in the banquet hall decorated with lifelike white orchid centerpieces. The orchid themed decorations were made by the garden clubs Crafty Ladies Group in memory of club member Darlene Pair, who passed away during this club year. Pair was an avid orchid grower and also a member of the Jacksonville Orchid Society. Pair held leadership roles in both clubs and is remembered by her friends as a wonderful person, elegant lady and dediIn response to Second Harvest of North Florida identifying southwest Duval and NW St. Johns counties as being underserved areas regarding food bank distribution, a new food pantry has opened at Mandarin Presbyterian Church. The new food pantry is named called Daily Bread Food Pantry. Even though the area is currently served by two food On Saturday, May 4, Camilla and Allan Roberts opened the gates to their ranch on State Road 16 to more than 150 guests to raise a mint julep toast and show o their best hats at the inaugural Derby Run party for Community Hospice. This “ rst annual event was hosted by the St. Augustine/ St. Johns County Advisory Council of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Spirits were high at both the Derby Run party and the Kentucky Derby in spite of rain at both locations.Mandarin Presbyterian Church opens Daily Bread Food PantryBy Karl KennellMandarin Garden Club concludes seasonBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club Darlene Pairs daughter, Michelle Maze, on the garden bench dedicated in memory of her mother. Daily Bread volunteers Bill Duguid, Becky Healy, Laine Mann, Pam Bethel and Wayne Gaff. bank ministries, Mandarin Food Bank at 11730 Old St. Augustine Road, the oldest and most established food distribution ministry in the area and Christs Cupboard at 810 Roberts Road in St. Johns, there is still a need for more assistance. Daily Bread Food Pantry volunteer Bill Duguid explained that even though Mandarin Food Bank serves over 5,600 families a year with their program, after an initial month of weekly service, their clients are moved to onceevery-two-months distributions and Christs Cupboard Food Bank serves over 120 families per month on a once-a-month distribution. This leaves a hole for someone to “ ll the emergency need on a weekly basis. It isnt only a matter of going hungry,Ž Duguid exclaimed. It is a matter of having a roof over your head or going hungry.Ž He explained how locally one in six adults and one in “ ve children experience food insecurity,Ž which means they dont have su cient food to ful“ ll normal dietary requirements. To those families that may be living in a situation where they have lost a job and “ nd that they have to make a decision between buying food to eat or paying the rent, the modest help a food bank provides may be the only way to keep the family together. Duguid explained, Our aim at Daily Bread, by allowing our cated community volunteer. A garden bench was dedicated in Pairs honor with her daughter and family friends in attendance. This close of the club year meeting is always a time to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to serve the Mandarin Garden Club and our community. This years meeting was an outstanding example of just that. The Butter” y Garden Mint juleps as well as funds raised for Hospice at Kentucky Derby partyBy Karl Kennell Attending the rst annual Derby Run Party for Community Hospice on Saturday, May 4 are Karen Glenos and Ray and Linda Matuza, members of the a St. Augustine/St. Johns County Advisory Council and/or Board of Directors for Community Hospice.As the traditional Call to the PostŽ sounded the start of the running of the139th Kentucky Derby, cheers from the crowd at the fundraising party grew louder. The rains surely didnt dampen the spirits at the party or in Louisville, Kentucky, as Orb ran the sloppy Churchill Downs oval to score a decisive two and one-half length victory. Despite the weather, the guests gathered under the enormous red barn to view the 139th Run for the Roses,Ž Shelly Whiteman, event co-chair and advisory council member said about Kentucky Derby party cont. on pg. 11 Garden Club cont. on page 23 Daily Bread cont. on page 10

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 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. 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, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy 904-613-4883 Back to School Special Ask your rep how you can save 5%!! Mandarin High School is proud to host a yard sale on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to raise money for the schools Challenge Day committee to sponsor Challenge Day at MHS. Challenge Day is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to break down barriers, create an anti-bullying environment, build empathy and ignite a movement of compassion and positive change. If you would like to donate items such as clothing, jewelry, DVDs, video games, books, furniture, baby and childrens clothing and toys, appliances, tools or personal electronics towards the yard sale, please bring your items to the main o ce at MHS on weekdays between Monday, June 17 and Friday, July 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All donations are tax deductible. For additional information, please contact 260-3911 or email maglo k@duvalschools. org. Mandarin High School is located at 4831 Greenland Road. 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 Branch Library on Kori Road is a site for Summer BreakSpot, the 2013 Summer Lunch Program sponsored by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and runs through August 9. The Summer BreakSpot program provides nutritionally balanced meals to all children during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger (at open sites) are eligible for meals at no charge. Please call the JCCs Nutrition Services Department at 630-6430 or check the JCC website for speci“ c information about this summer program: www.coj.net/departments/special-services/childrens-commission/nutrition-services/summerfood-service-program.aspx The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee will be $12, while non-members fee will be $14 and you must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. 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 Italian American Club is celebrating its 63rd anniversary on June 29 with a dinner show featuring the great voices of Merritt and Moreau. This wonderful singing duo appeared on Broadway, television, cruises and Vegas. For further information, please call the club at 268-2882. The club is also open for memberships for the coming year. If you would like to attend a dinner or are interested in joining our club, call JK at 2625905. After our July 4th barbeque, the club will be closed for the month of July. The club is always available for rentals. We open for the last half of the year on August 1. The grand opening of the Bartram Park Farmers Market will be on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Bartram Park Boulevard and Old St. Augustine Road. The Bartram Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Youre in good hands Every insurance company claims they help safe drivers save money. But now I can help you save even more with DRIVEWISE from Allstate. This amazing devise collects driving data like your cars mileage and helps safe drivers save up to 30%. So call me and learn more about DRIVEWISE today. Youll get a 10% discount just for signing up!DEB EVESON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIPS HWY #206 JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com Feature is optional. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Savings estimate compares safe driver using DRIVEWISE devi ce to driver who would not qualify for safe driver savings. Your savings will vary. 10% discount applies to rst policy period onl y. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. 2012 Allstate Insurance Company The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffMembers of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) Region 3 recently announced a new initiative designed to help citizens throughout the northeast and north central Florida become more comfortable with reporting speci“ c suspicious behaviors often linked to terrorist activity. They can now make these reports to law enforcement by using their phone and/or the internet. iWATCH is an innovative educational program, which was rolled out in mid-May by 13 Sheri s in Northeast/North Central Florida. As a web-based program, it is virtual, but has been designed to feel very personal and localized, as each county has their own website: iWATCHAlachua.com; iWatchBaker.com; iWatchBradford. com; iWatchClay.com; iWatchJax.com; iWatchFlagler.com; iWatchGilchrist.com; iWatchLevy.com; iWatchMarion.com; iWatchNassau.com; iWatchPutnam.com; iWatchStJohns.com; and iWatchUnion.com I remain convinced that the public wants to help us if they can. There is excellent educational information on this website and it provides additional, easy ways citizens can report suspicious behavior or acts„online, on the phone or on a mobile phone. I dont want anyone to think that in these bad and dangerous times the speci“ c, suspicious behaviors witnessed by a citizen arent important to law enforcement. They are! Data points combine to create intelligence. And good intelligence is the best tool we have in preventing and stopping tragic crimes. I dont want us to be just the best “ rst responder to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) event. I want us to stop it before it occurs. With help from the public, we can. Utilizing funding from the State Homeland Security Grant Program, administered by the State of Florida and the United States Department of Homeland Security, the project creators have worked for two years to research other markets programs and design a program that connects this region, and reaches out to every town, city and county in our area. Whether you live in Baldwin or Bunnell; Ocala or Ormond; St. Augustine or Cedar Key; we all have critical infrastructures that could be vulnerable to attacks by criminals who want to harm or kill many people at one time. We know that in todays environment we have to watch our farms and dairies; our boatyards and buildings; our stadiums and school houses. We all live in communities that have football games and marathons. Protecting our freedom and our way of life might be easier for people if we can help them become comfortable with their suspicions and now were giving them a simple tool to use to report those suspicious activities they see. Be sure to visit iWatchJax. com for more information as well as downloadable materials.County sheri s join together to implement anti-terrorism campaignDear Editor: I read that Matt Schellenbergs initial reaction was favorable towards the mayors proposed agreement with the police and “ re departments pension fund. Before any decisions are made by the mayor and council I believe an actuary or an actuarial “ rm needs to be hired with the speci“ c task of determining what the citys required contribution would need to be for each of the next 10 or 15 years. After this information is published everyone can then make an educated evaluation. Bernard BushLetter to the Editor Independence Day July 4 h Mandarin NewsLineHS@rtpublishinginc.com

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Make an appointment today and Save 20% OFF Facial! ~ or ~ Free Blowdry with Facial New Clients OnlyExpires 7/31/13 Calypsosalonand spa Christine BenhamREALTOR Watson Realty Corp. 12710 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 cbenham@WatsonRealtyCorp.com www.cbenham.WatsonRealtyCorp.com Park Farmers Market will be open weekly, year-round, rain or shine! Vendors, for more information, please email nfva. org@gmail.com. You dont have to spend another summer struggling to quit your tobacco use! Northeast Florida AHEC is now o ering a free Tools to Quit (TTQ) class this summer at the Mandarin Library. This one time, two-hour class is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Library on Kori Road. Dont bring any money. The workbook, water bottle, stress ball and four weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, lozenge or gum) are all provided free of cost. You must call early to pre-register at 482-0189. The July general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Melanie and Kelly of the Sew and Quilt Shop in Bunnell, Florida. They will be showing new ideas in the art of quilting. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters is proud to o er this unique opportunity at a chance to win one of two pairs of season tickets to the 2013 Florida Gators home football games. Available are two pairs of tickets, located in Section 21 of the northwest end zone. The tickets are good for six quality home games against the following teams: Saturday August 31: Toledo; Saturday September 21: Tennessee; Saturday October 5: Arkansas; Saturday November 9: Vanderbilt (Homecoming); Saturday November 23: Georgia Southern; and Saturday November 30: Florida State. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be held on Thursday July 18. Each ticket purchased is good for both drawings. For more information, please visit www. jfrd.com. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@ comcast.net. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The Mandarin Womens Club will take a break during June, July and August with no luncheons and a number of the activities shut down for the summer. However, Bunco, bridge, game nights, Daytime Mexican Train and a few other activities are still going strong! Some of us even catch a movie now and again. We are a very active social club and welcome new members at any time! The club is open to all women in the area, giving them a way to meet new friends, learn new things and share the enjoyment of Northeast Florida. Some of our other activities include day trips, antiquing trips, Mah Jongg and recipe exchange. If youre recently retired, just moved here or just have some free time, please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club or check out our website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site. The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society (SGES) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Mandarin news: On June11, the City Council passed an ordinance (which I introduced) that allocates $200,000 for the parks in our district. Like I mentioned in my past article, this money comes from a mitigation fund and the funds may only be used for parks. Although I have some speci“ c ideas in mind for improving our parks, I could use your assistance. As you visit Mandarins parks, look around for projects which can improve their usability, safety, functionality, appearance and overall enjoyment factor. Then email your thoughts and ideas to the following address: matts@coj.net. My last articles appeal for From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6the Mandarin Senior Center was well received. Please continue to support the center as they are still in need of good patio furniture and knitting supplies, like yarn. As I eat at Metro Diner on weekday mornings, I cant help but notice the ” ood of cars that enter Mandarin from St. Johns County. The tra c problems in Mandarin are caused by the steady ” ow of people who live in St. Johns County, but work and shop in Duval County. I recently met with the top brass at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to discuss how they might provide bus routes to assist those living in St. Johns, but working in Jacksonville. The process is slow because almost all of JTAs administration is new, not only to JTA, but to Jacksonville. Most are from Atlanta, not necessarily a model of good tra c patterns, but maybe theyll be able to focus on our Mandarin problem and come up with some good, solid ideas soon. Lets hope for the best. City Hall news: The mayors pension proposal is a great disappointment to me, as it should be to you, since it is a terrible deal for tax payers. Mayor Brown promised a comprehensive solution where all parties, both new and current employees would share the sacri“ ce. In spite of this promise, the plan does not a ect current employees and therefore, the majority of the $1.2 billion in savings wont be realized for decades. Talk about kicking the can!Ž And lets discuss the $52 million in short-term savings.Ž About $20 million comes from simply re-routing money that typically goes from the state directly to the pension. Now the money will go from the state to the city, then to the pension. The other $32 million is just downright funny money.Ž The Police and Fire Pension Fund lowered the plans rate of return from 7.75 percent to 7 percent, thereby forcing the city to contribute $32 million to the plan. Then poof, the mayor negotiates the rate back up to 7.75 percent and calls it $32 million in savings. Its my belief that the Police and Fire Pension Fund only dropped the rate so that the mayor could negotiate it back up and call it a savings. Pathetic. Because of the far-reaching rami“ cations, I “ led a bill allowing for City Council to hire its own attorney and/or advisor to review the plan and it passed with overwhelming support. I cannot stress to you enough how important this pension deal is to our city. It will have a signi“ cant impact on our “ nances for decades. I dont want our children and our childrens children struggling with this same issue. As usual, the council will hold the mayor accountable to his earlier promises and work to get the tax payers the best deal possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 6

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Jane Collins of Nassau County joins us to speak on Florida First Pioneers … which includes her Phillips Hendricks families. The River City Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on July 17 will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. Lora Engles, an accomplished violinist, will perform. Engles is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Seminary and has made appearances throughout the south. The luncheon will cost $15.50. For reservations, please call 262-8719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078.Join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and the North Florida Folk Network for Music Under the OaksŽ on July 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This acoustic jam session is open to everyone. If you play an acoustic instrument, come out to play with others in this open jam in the front yard of the museum in Walter Jones Historic Park. If youd just like to listen along, bring out a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music! If the weather is rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. Visit mandarinmuseum. net for more information. 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 Mandarin Senior Center is having their annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday; July 3. Enjoy a concert by The Navy Band Southeasts TGIFŽ Dixieland Jazz Band, a barbeque lunch and other activities from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Stop on by any weekday too and youll “ nd a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many different kinds of card games and line dancing. We are now o ering Wednesday evening activities as well. Join us for bingo, line dancing, dinner and a movie, senior dance night and trivia; there is a new activity each Wednesday evening starting at 4:30 p.m. We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Please call 262-7309 for additional information. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 4138773. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The 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. 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. Are you a baseball fan? Meet a Jacksonville Suns player at the South Mandarin Branch Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. For children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, please call the South Mandarin Branch Library at 288-6385.The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is one of more than 1,800 museums across America participating in Blue Star Museums for military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Museums involved in this program will give free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The Mandarin Museum is always free for visitors, but there will be a special exhibition, World War II in Mandarin, on display through Labor Day. The small exhibit is a snapshot of World War II and includes information on local residents who served and how the war a ected those at home. We are proud of our military in Mandarin,Ž said Mandarin Museum and Historical Society board president, Sandy Arpen. We are looking forward to seeing military families enjoy the museum and the beautiful Walter Jones Historical Park over the summer. Servicemen and women have lived in Mandarin for generations and we believe our history connects us all.Ž This year, more than 1,800 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 450 new museums this year. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Information about Mandarin Museum can be found at www. mandarinmuseum.net.Dignity U Wears Undie Campaign experienced another record setting year, generating over 170,000 undergarments, an increase of 50,000 pieces over the 2012 campaign. Collected garments include underwear, bras, socks and undershirts. Additionally, Dignity U Wear received $25,000 in monetary donations as a result of the campaign. Donations came from apparel companies, businesses, faith groups, schools, civic associations and professional groups. We have been very touched by the national support we received this year,Ž said executive director, Barbara Truncellito. The message of the Undie Campaign resonated with Americans wanting to help individuals who are struggling.Ž The success of the campaign is in large part due to the sponsors, Tommy Hil“ ger, Delta Galil, CATO, Maidenform, Fishman and Tobin, Thorlo and Caring for Others. Mandarin Museum to be a Blue Star MuseumDignity U Wears 2013 Undie Campaign breaks records for donations Since the campaign was introduced nine years ago, it has collected more than 800,000 undergarments. The clothing is donated to school children, homeless and wounded veterans and women in crisis through a network of over 300 social service agencies throughout the United States. Underwear is the most requested item of clothing and the Undie Campaign helps stock the organizations inventory needs for the entire year. Whats New cont. from pg. 5 need customers?886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 18-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Youre Invited! Everyday is an Open House at CCAChrist’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Please RSVP to: (904)268-8667 Chr i st’s Church Academ y ~ Insp i re, I g n i te, Impact ~ We IN S PIRE our students to d ig deep i nto r ig orous, colle g e-prep conten t. We I G NITE a p ass i on f or our students to know, th i nk, and do God’s Word W e em p ower our stu d ents to IMPA C T our world as the y become H i s hands and f eet. www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com For coverage, service and rate second opinions . Within 60 years of Americas Revolution, a young French social scientist came to America to discover what made America tick. After less than two years in America, this Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote a massive book documenting his observations and conclusions. In Democracy in America, de Tocqueville noted that one key to Americas success was the peoples willingness to tolerate, create and participate in a wide variety of civic organizations. Today, Jacksonville has several of its own voluntary civic organizations. To name just a few, (and just a few, for there are too many worthy civic organizations in Jacksonville to list here), we have the Audubon Society, Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, JCCI, the Mandarin Community Club and the St. Johns Riverkeeper. These organizations are interested in things like improving our quality of life or holding government accountable. Heres there question for this month (curiously, the question focuses on just two of Jacksonvilles many voluntary civic organizations): Both the local police and “ re unions participate heavily in local elections, often creating signs for candidates as well as providing manpower. How important should these two in” uential groups be in the local elections process?Ž Many citizens of all political persuasions are concerned about the in” uence some groups seem to have on our government. Generally, these are legitimate concerns. I share them. We dont want some organization without any real connection to our community … and with plenty of outside money to burn … dumping gobs of money and hours of manpower into our community to sway elections. But the groups were talking about … the groups singled out by the question … are local organizations with local membership, leadership and funding. In other words, theyre Jacksonville-based groups interested in issues facing our city. And another thing: even if the local groups participate in elections, theres nothing that compels you and me to listen to them or agree with their messages. They certainly have the right participate, but we have the accompanying right to ignore. Theyll only have as much in” uence as we give them. We, the people, with our votes, ultimately decide how much in” uence these local groups will have. Let me be clear: I dont belong to or speak for either union. I dont agree with everything that these unions do and Im not commenting on the unions policy positions or on the candidates they endorse. But I am defending a local groups right to engage in the political process. There are very good reasons why the government shouldnt attempt to control the political activities of any group. In fact, recent events remind us of how wrong it is for the government to target a group because of the groups politics. Thats a dangerous precedent. On the other hand, if were still interested in strengthening America, we ought to acknowledge de Tocquevilles observations and allow and encourage groups of local citizens to band together to work to brighten Jacksonvilles future. Dave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney whos interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and non-pro“ t organizations.The Meninak Club of Jacksonville is accepting applications for its annual Charity Project Award. The $30,000 grant will be awarded to a charity organization in the Duval County area that serves underprivileged or handicapped children and must be used for a capital improvement. The deadline for submitting an application is July 15, 2013. Applications are available online at www.meninak.org. Over one million dollars has been distributed to charity organizations through fund raising projects and the Meninak Charity Foundation. Past recipients include Safe Harbor Home for Boys, Baptist Home for Children, Pace Center for Girls, Boys and Girls Clubs of Jacksonville and Girls Inc. July 15: Application deadline July 29: Review and investigate applications August 19: Select three “ nalists August 26: Finalists presentations; select recipient September 16: Winner announced Please be sure to include a cover page with the following speci“ c information: 1. Exact amount of funds requested 2. Detailed description of project 3. Who the project will bene“ t, i.e., how many, age range, special needs The application must be postmarked by July 15 and mailed to: Meninak Club, P. O. Box 8626, Jacksonville, FL 32239-8626 For additional information, please contact Cathy Hill, Executive Director, at 745-3393 or meninak@comcast.net.Political CommentaryCommunity groups are good for our communityBy David MiltonMeninak Club announces charity grantsBy Contributing Writer Catherine M. Hill, Executive Director, Meninak Club of Jacksonville List with Dee at Complete Home Realty! 1383578 Complete dedication . 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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 The shop preferred by A+BBB Customers JULY/AUGUST SPECIAL10% OFF A/C Repairs over $100. Max $504521 Sunbeam Rd Viking, the BEST name in alternators & starters for cars, industrial, maritime. Our 36th Year! Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Those in the elections biz know the value of endorsements by certain groups and the money and important volunteer help they bring to campaigns. For decades, many of Jacksonvilles most prominent politicians have been elected to o ce with the endorsement and help of the local police and “ re unions. As a result, some would say these two groups control city government. In a free society, we can not and should not regulate who endorses who for public o ce. There are times the only way the little guyŽ can get elected is through endorsement of groups like the police and “ re unions, instead of with the help of local movers and shakers. Is it a fair tradeo ? Thats the debate. Every candidate running for o ce should make a determination of what endorsements/donations will be accepted by their campaign. Every candidate has the option of saying no, thank you.Ž Why do the police and “ re unions work so hard for endorsed candidates? Some will tell you its their desire for good government. Others will be more forthcoming and tell you its their desire to protect their membership and what they receive from the citys co ers. The real answer is probably a combination of both. Candidates have to constantly calculate their odds during a campaign; whats the fundraising status, whats the oppositions fundraising status, how many volunteers are on hand; the list is endless. The sign making prowess and professionalism of the police and “ re unions, coupled with their ability to “ eld volunteers can be an alluring carrot to any candidate. Jacksonville is a political entity which sadly often elects o ceholders only based on the number of yard signs and larger signs posted on private property. Any help ultimately comes with strings attached; those strings may not be pulled until a crucial decision with direct impact on the donor is at hand. There are a few politicians who claim to rise above the needs of their contributors, but they are often not your garden variety o ceholders„which all goes to the integrity issue. If a candidate can win o ce without help from powerful special interests, so much the better for taxpayers. As tempting as help may be, every candidate has to make a hard decision about endorsements; its the right thing to do. Also ... here at the end of one academic year and the planning for the next comes news stories from Florida and elsewhere of heavy-handed, apparently desperately politically correct school o cials censuring high school valedictorians and salutatorians giving graduation speeches. Everyone knows most high school seniors … brilliant as they may be … need guidance for what is appropriate for public addresses. But, we are seeing a rash of proactive school o cials cutting speakers o in mid-speech and some even escorting speakers out of the ceremony without receiving their diplomas. The brawny, heavy hands of often unsophisticated school principals seem to have grown heavier, without good cause. Perhaps they forget it is a high school graduation, not an occasion for war-time style censorship. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville Watson Realty Corp. announces a leadership change for the companys charitable initiative, Watson Cares. Donna Overman, vice president/managing broker of the Mandarin North o ce, is the new Watson Cares Council general chair. Overman steps into the leadership role after serving on the Watson Cares Council in 2012. From the groups beginning in the fall of 2009, Overman held the role as the Mandarin North Watson Cares o ce representative and was very involved in planning and implementing o ce charitable activities and supporting the Watson Cares Council on company-wide events. Overmans duties as general chair include training the council members and individual o ce representatives, coordinating communication and support to o ces for local events, and acting as spokesperson for the group. With so many o ces already involved in supporting local charities, Overman encourages all the 40 sales o ces and additional company divisions to continue to pursue their passion for community service and to use the Watson Cares bannerŽ to ful“ ll that passion. The Watson Cares initiative reports upcoming events of individual o ces with the goal of getting neighboring o ces, customers and the community involved to maximize the results for each charity. To date, Watson Realty Corp. o ces raised over $83,000 for Juvenile Diabetes, $13,000 for Childrens Home Society and donated hundreds of pounds of food and supplies to local food pantries. Additional events have been held to bene“ t other charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, FL-GA Blood Alliance, Betty Gri n House, Humane Society, USO and many others from northeast and central Florida and St. Marys, Georgia. The company-wide e ort for 2013 is an initiative started last year entitled, Opening Doors, Feeding Neighbors.Ž This innovative program brings Realtors together with anyone moving who would like to donate items from their kitchen pantries. Watson Cares is pleased to partner with home builder, DR Horton, who is sponsoring the collection tote bags this year. The “ lled bags are collected by Realtors from the donors and picked up by Feeding America/Second Harvest (www.FeedingAmerica. org) to be delivered to local food banks. 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.Political CommentarySome would say these two groups control city governmentBy J. Bruce RichardsonNew leader named for charitable initiative got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 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. Prices, percentages, inventories, agents, appraisals, contracts. When all these things are swirling around your head and combined with historically low interest rates, its no wonder the business of entering real estate can be confusing. According to The Wall Street Journal, mortgage costs rose to more than 4 percent recently for the “ rst time in over a year, as the average interest rate on a 30-year “ xed mortgage climbed from below 3.6 percent to 4.07 percent in a month and the re“ nancing index sank 15 percent, the lowest since November of 2011. According to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR), Mays $158,500 median sales price for the region as a whole was a 20.1 percent increase over last Mays $132,000. The May median price was also up 16 percent year to date. The supply of homes for sale plunged 43.6 percent since last May, with 4.4 months currently on hand. So what does this mean for Mandarin buyers, renters and sellers? Vice president/managing broker of Watson Realty Corp. and 2012 Broker of the Year Donna Overman says that while Northeast Florida is still experiencing low inventory but high prices, its still not impossible to a ord a nice home in a respectable neighborhood. Its important to remember that numbers can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood,Ž she explains. When asked what advice she would give to someone looking to enter the market now, Overman says, Try to stop yourself from emotionally moving in during the negotiation phase. Be patient and look to a professional realtor for advice, rather than your friends and family. Multiple o er situations are stressful; you may lose one or two homes before you prevail, but you can make it through if you stay calm and committed.Ž The same holds true if youre looking to sell. Its natural to feel overwhelmed at the question of how to make your home look appealing to total strangers and you may not always have a whole lot of time. Overman explains, As a seller you should expect that its possible the property may sell very quicklyƒmany buyers and agents are waiting to see the next new homes pop into the market, so before you start marketing, be sure you are ready and prepared for showings, o ers and a potentially quick sale.Ž Prudential Network Realty broker/associate Charlie Hillyer agrees. He states that in Mandarin, especially homes under the $250,000 price point have stabilized or even increased somewhat in value due to the shrinkage of inventory which provides less competition for sellers. When these homes hit the market, he is often “ elding multiple o ers from buyers. I believe that buyers con“ dence has come back somewhat,Ž Hillyer shares. They believe we are on the rise from the bottom of the market and are interested to get back in the market to own a home.Ž Hillyer also points to the banks that are no longer ” ooding the market with foreclosures and short sales, but rather letting these houses trickleŽ back into the market as another reason that home prices are stabilizing. As to what areas in Mandarin are hot,Ž Hillyer explains that there really is something for everyone in diverse Mandarin. Since there is not much land left for new construction, existing homes are the norm for Mandarin and established neighborhoods are making a comeback due to their typically larger lot sizes. When is the best time of year to sell? Some realtors say that there is no best time, but Overman emphasizes that if your home is sellable and at a reasonable price, the window of opportunity is right now. Mostly this is due to families wishing to move in before the school year starts up again. This holds especially true for Mandarin because its so desired for its history, rivers, architecture and proximity to the First Coast area. Plus, for the time being, competition for sellers will be fairly mild since inventories are low. Mandarin real estate making a comebackBy Devyn FussmanHoliday Inn Express Hotel and Suites celebrates their grand opening on June 19 with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Jax Chamber. Mandarin NewsLine Heather Seay 904-886-4919hs@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising: m m m m m m

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 700 3rd St | Neptune Beach | FL www.garciainstitute.com 904-567-3841 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Dr, Suite 201 St Johns FL 32259 Come Visit us at our NEWEST Location! BEFORE AFTER Complimentary Consultations for the Latest Advances in: , Juvederm, and SculptraTM and Contoura PlusTM~CALL NOW: 904-567-3841~ Dr. Phillip Garcia is a double board certi“ed Facial Plastic Surgeon. Connect. Grow. Pros p er.904.366.6628 www.myjaxchamber.com #ilovejaxNew President and CEO Daniel Davis Invites You to Join the ChamberIts a New Day! 11112-25 San Jose Boulevard, Mandarin, FL 32223 904-886-7071 MNLMANDARIN San Jose Blvd. Select Spring & Summer Clothing* One Day Only! Saturday, June 29th, 2013 70% 60% 50% From 9:00am 6:00pm MANDARIN ONLY For the Ones who could not make it 50% OFF til July 30 or til its all gone Fourth graders at Loretto Elementary School are now published authors. Students in Linda Smigajs class recently launched their book, Loretto Elementary School: Past, Present and Future, with a book signing for their classmates and parents. It was a real celebration of writing,Ž said Linda Smigaj, a National Board Certi“ ed Teacher who has taught at Loretto for 26 years. I was thrilled with the enthusiasm that my students displayed for this project.Ž The writing began early in the school year. Students went through a process that reinforced many of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Some of the essential skills that were emphasized included planning, researching, linking ideas, supporting with key details, making connections, revising and editing. They learned to write narratives by developing real or imagined experiences or events. Loretto has made me enjoy learning. Writing the book has really helped me understand about research, and it has made me a better writer,Ž said fourth grader Parker Black. Students decided on a theme that would celebrate the 70-year history of their school and then wrote narratives describing its past, present and future. Many of them worked in pairs doing research, conducting interviews and “ nding images or photographs that would support their stories. With guidance from their teacher, they developed their stories with frequent revising, rewriting and editing „ just like real authors. Local author Jane R. Wood spoke to the class on how books are published, explaining the di erent parts of a book and how a book is put together. Wood and fellow author Frances Keiser published the book for the class, using publishing industry standards, complete with a copyright page and a blurb and testimonials on the back cover. We wanted to give the students a realworld experience. Theyll never look at a book the same way again. They also learned a great deal about the writing process,Ž said Wood. Topics selected by the class included how early students rode to school in a rickety old, wooden school bus being pulled by two large and very smelly horsesŽ; how students had to carry water in a bucket from an old water pump; and how they no longer had to light kerosene lamps because electricity was added to the school in 1936.S Another student wrote a poem titled Lorettos Big Giant Oak TreeŽ and others described current activities at the school such as the Booster Fun Run and Lego League. Two other students envisioned what life would be like for the schools 200th anniversary, with students arriving on hover boards and engaging in a geography lesson with a three-dimensional hologram of a teacher in China. Students described their writing experience as awesome,Ž excitingŽ and fun.Ž According Smigaj, who will retire from teaching this year, This project was a wonderful way to involve all the children in their own learning. It allowed them to explore di erent genres of writing and put them all together in a well-structured and organized “ nished product.Ž Loretto students celebrate writing neighbors in need to visit every two weeks, is to provide 35 to 40 pounds of dry staple groceries each visit that will stretch their monthly budget by $75 to $100. These are dollars that can be used at their discretion toward additional food or other critical expenses such as medicine, doctor visits, rent, utilities or other areas of speci“ c need.Ž The new food pantry has set as its mission statement, Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to help meet the nutritional requirements of our needy neighbors through the distribution of food and any other available services that may o er hope and display Gods love and compassion through loving people to love Jesus Christ.Ž Daily Bread Food Pantry is located at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 12001 Mandarin Road and is open every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They serve families living in zip codes 32257, 32258, 32259 and 32223. Anyone needing assistance may visit the pantry once every two weeks and the only requirement is proof of residence in one of the above zip codes. Donations of dry groceries or cash are gratefully accepted and may be made at Mandarin Presbyterian Church and dropped o during hours of operation or at any time during the week at the church o ce.Daily Bread cont. from page 1The Mandarin Branch Library celebrated Summer Reading 2013 with a kick-off party on Tuesday, June 11 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In just one hour, 72 children registered for the Summer Reading Program with 99 customers enjoying the refreshments. Pictured are David Foster, Frances Wickes and Hongying Song. Its summer reading time! Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 GET IN TO YOUR NEW HOME BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL! Kathy Akel REALTOR 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Mobile : (904) 673-9886 kathyakel@watsonrealtycorp.com Web-site: kathyakel.watsonrealtycorp.comI truly enjoy meeting people everyday and helping them on their homes, land and investment properties.Ž Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Under Construction Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons Teacher Training ~~Ever thought about being a yoga teacher? Well Check this out!! Yoga Den has been certifying teachers at the 200 hr. level since 2004. ~ Proven program at the most affordable price! ~ July has a 3 week intensive that is closed In August we begin the 1 weekend per month for 9 months. In January a 6 month program begins that meets 3 days per month. Expect the unexpected!! ~~ 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 Workshops ~~ July 13-14th Exploring the Chakras Workshop! Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed! ~ July 19th Yoga Basics workshop: Good for beginners or refine your practice! ~ July 20th Arm Balance workshop Learn to fly! ~ August 3-4th Restorative Yoga Workshop! Restoring connections between mind and Bodies! Dog Training & Problem Solving Positive Rewardbased TrainingMember Association of Pet Dog Trainers Renate Kinscheck 230-9762 mally _241@yahoo.com Discount to Rescue Dogs Mandarin Lions Club members conducted a food drive on May 11 in front of the Publix supermarket on Old St Augustine Road. This drive netted 1,500 pounds of food and water for the Mandarin Food Bank to help those in the Mandarin community who are experiencing dif cult times. Pictured are Larry Hopkins, Juan Fuentes, Dianne Briery, Tom Miller, Melton Briery and James Eadds. For information on how to be a member of the Mandarin Lions Club, please contact Larry Hopkins at 303-2075. Lions conduct food drive On Friday, May 17, the 2013 senior class at Christs Church Academy gathered for one last time as a group to celebrate the past 13-years of their academic lives at their high school graduation ceremony. Amid the caps and gowns, smiles and tears, were re” ections of the past and optimism of the future as the young adults prepare to embark on a new adventure. The thing Ill miss the most about CCA is knowing all of the teachers and students by name. Ill will miss the family atmosphere that Ive grown up in at CCA,Ž said Krista Rogers, CCAs co-valedictorian who has been attending Christs Church Academy since kindergarten. She will CCA celebrates gradsstudy at Southeastern University in Lakeland this fall. Maintaining the schools 100 percent college acceptance rate, this CCA graduating class of 37 students will be attending some top colleges and universities which include a lengthy list of academic and athletic scholarships. Seventy percent of the students in this class were members of the National Honor Society. Twenty-“ ve percent of the CCA Class of 2013 were accepted to the University of Florida and others will be attending schools such as Florida State University, the University of North Florida, the University of Central Florida, Clemson and Auburn, to name a few. Since graduating senior classes, our graduates have received collectively over 4 million dollars in scholarship monies over the last six years. CCAs Class of 2013 has earned a total of 9,500 community service hours helping people right here in the Jacksonville community and also on a senior mission trip to New York City. During their time in New York, the seniors were able to work with shut-ins, the homeless and bless those less fortunate. One of their favorite memories was performing on the streets of New York as a crowd gathered. The CCA Class of 2013 is an amazing group of young people who have huge hearts for walking out their faith and understand the calling on their lives to love out loud.Ž It is exciting to know these gifted students will go on to the next season of their lives and achieve great things. We are grateful that their families chose to walk alongside the sta and faculty at CCA for these signi“ cant school years and milestones.the day. Proceeds from the Derby Run party bene“ t Community Hospice and stay in St. Johns County, providing quality hospice care for our friends and neighbors.Ž The event raised more than $7,000 in ticket and auction sales during an afternoon that included live bluegrass music from St. Augustine-based band The Driftwoods, complimentary mint juleps courtesy of Theresa and J.B. Coomes and a bu et dinner catered by Culinary Out“ tters. In the spirit of the derby, many ladies wore stylish hats while the men showed o their best attire. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida was established in 1979. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the “ rst and only locally-based, nonpro“ t hospice provider to serve residents of the First Coast. The organization helps approximately 1,300 patients and their families to live better with advanced illness. During its 34-year history, Community Hospice has served more than 85,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties„at home, in long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its six inpatient care centers conveniently located throughout the area. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice, visit www.CommunityHospice.com.Kentucky Derby party cont. from pg. 1

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com We’re Building Something SpecialEpiscopal Early Learning Academy at San Jose opens August 2013 At Episcopal Early Learning Academy you will “ nd a home-like environment that is warm and inviting. Nurturing early childhood professionals provide a sense of security that encourages children age 6 weeks-VPK to explore and investigate the world around them. Now Pre-Registering!Visit our website at episcopalearlylearning.com for updates on construction progress and admissions. 904-674-6222 Podiatry for the whole family! 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32216 In 2002, I was taking a Saturday course for history teachers at the University of Florida. One Saturday is particularly memorable not for the class itself, but for what happened at lunch afterward. I was at a pizza place and was seated by the window looking out on University Drive just east of 13th Street. It was an unusually quiet Saturday until a large number of people began gathering on opposite corners of that intersection. On one corner was a large group of whites standing around their cars in a parking lot. A second group of mostly AfricanAmericans gathered on the opposite corner around the large brick University of Florida sign. Then, a third group began to appear. Gainesville police began to park several cruisers on the street between the other groups. Not until the group of whites took from their cars and donned Ku Klux Klan robes and hoods did I know what was happening. For the next 45 minutes, the whites chanted and waved their picket signs with messages of white supremacy while the predominantly African-American group responded with anti-Klan messages. Fortunately, on that day, nothing more happened. Each group, including the police, would pack their things and leave peacefully.Mandarins rich history is as deep as the roots of the majestic oaks that dot its landscape. When JEA trims trees in your community, our goal is to “ nd the right balance between safety, reliability, aesthetics, the health of the tree and your wishes. JEAs four degreed foresters and six certi“ ed arborists work hard to prioritize your wishes while ensuring the health of the trees and the integrity of lines that bring you and your neighbors power. Statistics show that tree trimming reduces the number of outages you may experience and protects against storm-related damage. Its also the law. E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictSo, what? Other than a lot of noise, some slightly interrupted tra c and more than a few tax dollars spent on the police protection, nothing really happened. Or did it? What actually occurred was democracy. Citizens with opposing views peacefully gathered to voice their opinions with publicly funded security protecting the rights of each group to do so. With varying degrees of disruption, such incidents are historically common: the Boston Tea Party, Su ragettes, anti-Vietnam War and the Occupy Wall Street protests are just a few. I occasionally referenced the Klan/anti-Klan rally in my class discussions as an example of several fundamental principles of democracy. It serves equally well here. Weve been examining the 12 principles o ered by R. Freeman Butts as the most fundamental to civics education. The Gainesville event is an excellent example of the next two of these principles, participation and due process. The First Amendment guarantees “ ve freedoms including assembly and speech. Both are activities crucial to free and open democratic participation. We have available to us numerous prudent methods of democratic participation, public demonstrations being but one. However, Butts warned, healthy participation has a corrupted form called majoritarianism; the practice of making decisions by majority rule. In its worst extreme, majority rule can deprive a minority group of its rights, e.g. Jim Crow, womens su rage, cultural assimilation of Native Americans. How, then, can majoritarianism be avoided? Due process is the judicial requirement that all laws be written and applied to all citizens equally. Therefore, regardless of how extreme or controversial it may be, any person or group has the right to be heard, to assemble and to be treated equally under the law. As is often said, I may disagree unto death with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it.Ž Tree trimming explainedBy Contributing Writer Mike Brost, Vice President/General Manager, Electric Systems, JEAJEA is charged with maintaining power lines and making sure a speci“ c distance exists between the lines and trees and other objects. We know when we work in your community, you want us to trim with care. We use what is commonly called directional pruning to train the tree to grow away from the power lines. Trimming, in fact, reduces the need to remove a tree. When a tree does need to be removed, we work with customers to replace trees with more appropriate species. We also work closely with Greenscape of Jacksonville, along with other local and national treerelated organizations. In fact, for the second consecutive year, JEA was recognized as a Tree Line USA utility by the Arbor Day Foundation. JEA achieved the Tree Line USA award by meeting “ ve program standards: following industry standards for quality tree care; providing annual working training in best tree-care practices; sponsoring a tree-planting and public education program; maintaining a tree-based energy conservation program; and participating in an Arbor Day celebration. What can you do to help preserve our beautiful tree canopy and to support good electric reliability in your neighborhood? Look up before you plant a tree to make sure you have the right tree in the right place. Customers served by underground power lines can also help. By keeping a healthy vegetation clearance around underground equipment (the big green box), JEA crews can work more quickly and safely to restore your power. Plants are also less likely to be damaged by workers trying to access underground equipment. Any plants should be at least 15 feet from the front of the pad and at least three feet from the sides and back. You can “ nd this and other information about tree trimming at www.jea.com or on JEAs YouTube channel (NewsFromJEA). This year the St. Joseph Catholic School students did an amazing job with Accelerated Reader! The second through eighth graders read over 221 million words and earned over 32,000 points! Our top four point earners this year were John Bokros (sixth grade) with 2153 points, Melanie Kienlen (seventh grade) with 661 points, Lucia Macchi (sixth grade) with 559 points and Connor Murphy (third grade) with 523 points. The top point earners now have their name on a special plaque that will be displayed in the library. Here they are showing off the plaque during our Lunch with the PrincipalŽ celebration at Als Pizza on May 21. Congratulations to everyone this year for their hard work!Congratulations, readers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage „ and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. Brian E. 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Cant “ gure out Microsoft 2010? Unsure how to create an Excel spreadsheet for your new job? Need assistance with your new E reader? Then, the Mandarin area libraries are the place for you. Schedule an appointment for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media, job searches, computer classes and Put the sizzle in your summer at the Mandarin Libraries!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman offers e services and computer training for customers at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Go to the JPL website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org for her schedule. much more with our very own eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman. She is at the Mandarin Branch Library each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and each Friday at the South Mandarin Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For a complete list of computer classes and e services being o ered by Peretzman, please contact the Mandarin Branch at 2625201 and the South Mandarin Branch at 288-6385 or check the JPL website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Learn about animals and their habitats from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens education sta and docents at the Mandarin Branch on Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. The zoo visits the South Mandarin Branch on Thursday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. with special guest State Representative Charles McBurney who will be reading a story. Please note the zoo programs are for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Teens can get a taste for a new book at the Teen Book Tasting program at the Mandarin Branch on Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. Teens can enjoy a short book talk and then have fun matching the book title to tasty treats being served. For teens, ages 12 to 18. Make your own masquerade, superhero or butter” y mask to hide your secret identity at the South Mandarin Branch on Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. There are snacks and a ra e, too! For tweens and teens, ages 10 to 18. Traveling Tales is a unique collection of thematic story time programs. Each Traveling Tales kit contains a childrens program for you to check out and take home. Traveling Tales kits encourage reading readiness and language skills for children ages two through “ ve. The kit includes books, puppets, songs, craft ideas, snack recipes, a music CD, a DVD and a ” annel board story all related to a theme. You can borrow up to three kits for three weeks and return them to any Jacksonville library. Kits can be renewed one time. For more information about our new and improved Traveling Tales, please call the Main Library at 630-2417 and reserve a kit today! And “ nally, did you know that 41,366 books were read during the Summer Reading Program in 2012? Help us break that record this summer and visit your favorite library in Mandarin and Dig into Reading! The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, stepby-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That? is available for a $5 donation to the nonpro“ t tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identi“ cation guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.Tree identi cation booklet helps people identify tree species in FloridaNature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket “ eld guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identi“ cation in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation o ers this booklet to help people identify trees in Florida and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, di erences in the leaf stems and twig structures and speci“ c characteristics of fruits, ” owers, buds and bark. Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees,Ž said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket “ eld guide will do just that.Ž What Tree is That? is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org. To obtain a tree identi“ cation guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That? Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at arborday.org. Independence Day July 4 Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information on advertising, call Heather Seay 904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Check with us rst for the NEWEST ITEMS & LOWEST PRICES In the Business of Building Businesses Since 1894John O’Dell & AssociatesWe represent over 700 suppliers Custom imprinting on thousands of items for Business, Fund Raising, Organizations, Schools, Sports, Events Call 904-322-0383E-mail: jodell3@ymail.com Member Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 7/31/13.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 7/31/13. Just after World War I ended, a group of Mandarin residents who had joined together during the war as the Liberty League decided to continue their meetings at what was then Mandarin School. The Liberty League had provided blankets to the soldiers and sold war bonds during the war. In 1923 the group changed its name to the Mandarin Commu-Congratulations to Mandarin Community Club on 90th anniversary By Karl Kennellnity Club and continued meeting, focusing on village needs and concerns. At the “ rst meeting in July 1923, the village postmaster and proprietor of the store next to the club, Walter Jones, was elected the “ rst president of the club. Some 90 years later, the club is still located in the heart of historic Mandarin near the St. Johns River in building that was once the Mandarin School. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and housed the school founded by famed author Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1872. For more than 57 years, Mandarin children received instruction at the Mandarin School; the school was closed in 1929. In 1936, the building was purchased by Edwin and Carr Mina Jones and presented as a gift to the Mandarin Community Club. Since that time, the building has commonly been referred to as the Mandarin Community Club. Today the Mandarin Community Club still serves the community in preserving our history as well as providing events such as the annual Mandarin Arts Festival for all of Mandarin and our neighbors to enjoy. Congratulations, Mandarin Community Club, on your 90th anniversary year!As we enter the summer months and the traditional curtailment of many arts events, it is exciting to hear of a program which is currently expanding both in available space and in activities. The Florida Ballet, which has been in the community for more than 30 years under the direction of Laurie Picinich Byrd, is doing just that. It recently added over 3800 square feet from the building adjacent to its existing studios in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to current activities, this will provide an informal performance venue with tiered seating to accommodate approximately 100 people. It will also make it possible to present such unique o erings as lunchtime programs for seniors and weekend young peoples concerts as well as early evening after workŽ performances and will enable expansion of current collaborations of the Florida Ballet with other art forms such as the annual Ballet de Marais with Walter Parks and his Jazz Trio and Philip Pan, Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony. Additionally, it will provide needed extra studio space to accommodate the recently established Florida Ballet Conservatory. In this program, middle and high school students attend daily ballet and related dance classes and work on academic education in one location. Similar to existing Conservatory programs in other major cities, it provides the opportunity for talented young students preparing for careers in dance performance and related areas such as teaching, choreography and dance therapy, to have the advantage of a thorough training program while provid-Encore!An exciting new arts projectBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitying designated time for academic studies. The discipline of dance training has long been recognized for encouraging good work habits and time management, but if not having to balance academics and dance studies with extended commuting between school and studio can relieve some of the pressure, it can be very bene“ cial.The Florida Ballet training program follows the American Ballet Theatre National curriculum. This can only be taught by certi“ ed faculty and provides National standards of excellence as proven by student examinations held annually. It is a unique method of maintaining standards.One of the special annual summer programs o ered by the Florida Ballet is the Orlando Ballet/Florida Ballet Summer Mini…Intensive. This gives the students an opportunity to work together for two weeks with faculty from both organizations. This is in addition to the regular Summer Intensive and Workshop programs. A performance by students of the summer programs will be held at the Bolles Middle School Auditorium on Saturday July 28. It will feature excerpts from Swan LakeŽ and additional ballet and contemporary works and is open to the public. In addition to many other events, the Florida Ballet will of course present its annual NutcrackerŽ in December at the Lazzara Theater at UNF. It will feature prominent guest artists and will also o er several performances for school children. For additional information you can visit www.” oridaballet. org or call 353-7518.Baptist Health Foundation is pleased to announce four additions to its board of directors. The Baptist Health Foundation supports and enhances essential programs and services of the Northeast Florida-based, notfor-pro“ t Baptist Health system. Baptist Health Foundation raised almost $12 million during “ scal year 2012, thanks to the generosity of many caring individuals and organizations throughout the region. The new directors are: € Dan Edelman, CPA, managing partner of the Florida practice of Dixon Hughes PLLC. A certi“ ed public account with 30 years of experience, Edelman concentrates on general business consulting. He also serves as chairman of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation Board and on Kipp Jacksonville Schools Board of Directors. € William Mason, Ed.D, FACHE, president emeritus of Baptist Health. Mason recently retired from the Baptist Health and Wolfson Childrens Hospital boards of directors, on which he served for 15 years after retiring as president and CEO of Baptist Health. Mason was recently named an emeritus member of both boards and he has also previously served as president of the Baptist Health Foundation. € Jane Rollinson, president and CEO of Criterion Consulting Solutions where she heads the healthcare division. She has held top executive roles at several medical and insurance companies over her 28-year business career, moving to consulting in 2007. She serves on the associate board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and on the Presidents Council of the Cancer Support Community, an international nonpro“ t that provides support, education and hope to people a ected by cancer. € Terry West, president and CEO of VyStar Credit Union, a Jacksonville-based credit union with more than 400,000 members and assets of more than $4.7 million. A former middle school mathematics teacher, he chaired the 2011 United Way campaign for United Way of Northeast Florida, helping raise more than $25.5 million for the community. Each of these new members brings an exemplary professional and philanthropic background to the Baptist Health Foundation,Ž said Pierre Allaire, Ph.D., Baptist Health vice president and chief development o cer who oversees the Baptist Health Foundation. Foundation adds four new members to its board of directors

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € July 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP A Taste of Germany We Import Directly from Germany! PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 2679 conducted a ” ag retirement ceremony for the St. Josephs Catholic Church and the Mandarin community at large. The beautiful and warm Saturday morning set the scene for a digni“ ed burning of United States ” ags that have become worn beyond repair. The United States Flag Code simply reads: The ” ag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a “ tting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a digni“ ed way, preferably by burning.Ž The ceremony was held on June 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. on the church grounds where Knights of Columbus hosts ag retirement ceremony By Contributing Writer Rufus C. Lawrence, Knights of Columbus Council 10850 and Assembly 2679 dignitaries, military veterans and citizens witnessed and took part in the beautiful ceremony. It began with an invocation by Father Daniel Cody, pastor of St. Josephs Catholic Church followed by the moving bugle call To the ColorsŽ rendered by bugler Russ Tooke. Rod Cruz, the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council spoke about the signi“ cance of the foldingŽ of the American ” ag. Veterans, scouts and children then respectfully cut the ” ags as prescribed by the United States Flag Code to prepare for burning. As participants placed the parts of the ” ags onto Jay Jay Eyler and former Marine Vietnam veteran Sir Knight Tony DAleo. Sir Knights Larry Kaeding, Rod Cruz, Tony DAleo, Father Bernie Ahern, Steve Kerlin, John Holechek, Bruce Ennis and seated: Father Daniel Cody.the “ re pit, the Knights of Columbus Color Corps Commander Steve Kerlin recited the poem My Name is Old Glory.Ž Father Bernard Ahern, who is a retired Navy captain of the Chaplain Corps, gave the benediction. Retired General Sir Knight John Holechek spoke about the origins of TapsŽ and then bugler Tooke closed the ceremony with a moving rendition of Taps.Ž Sir Knight Bruce Ennis, the assemblys Faithful Navigator, who was the emcee for the event, o cially recognized all of the guests and dignitaries. The Knights of Columbus are planning to o er this ceremony as an annual event for the Mandarin community. It was a beautiful and moving experience for those who attended and participated. We hope to see more of the areas residents participate in the future ” ag retirement ceremonials. Carol Sanford in Loretto Elementarys time outŽ or Kindergarten Cops jailŽ at Relay for LifeMandarin, which was held on June 1. Team Loretto raised $1848 for this community event which aims to beat cancer. The Rah Rah Sisters (also led by Carol Sanford) raised $2994. The total so far for the entire Mandarin Relay is about $57,000. Congratulations! Loretto supports RelayLike the idea of Challenge Day? Want to help Be the Change?Challenge Day, an anti-bullying program, is coming soon to Mandarin High School € Visit www.challengeday. org to learn more about the program. € Donate money to contribute towards buying food and shirts for the students by visiting www. gofundme.com/ MHSChallengeDay. € Donate items to the Challenge Day yard sale, to be held on July 19 at the school. (See Whats New section of this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!) € Sign up as an adult volunteer for the program, which lasts from 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 2 and 3. Please email nykerkr@duvalschools. org if you are interested! Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € July 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Eective August 1, 2013, Glenn W. Knox, MD of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center will become the Chief of the Otolaryngology Division at UFHealth Medical Center in Jacksonville. At that time, his current practice at 12276 San Jose Boulevard will close. Patients may obtain their medical records by completing a records release form. Please return it by July 15, 2013. If you choose to have these records mailed to you, please enclose a check for $5.00. If you would like to pick up your records, they will be available for pick up from July 24 to July 31, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 12276 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 516. You may continue to see Dr. Knox at UFHealth by calling the ENT appointment line at 904-383-1017. Please take your records to any future appointments. ank you for your support at our Mandarin oce for the past thirteen years. Dr. Knox looks forward to seeing you at UFHealth (formerly known as the University of Florida Shands-Jacksonville), 653 West Eighth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONS The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. 11945 San Jose Blvd, Bldg. 400, Jacksonville, FL 32223 14540 Old St. Augustine Rd, Bdlg. 2, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Gynecological Care New age bio identical hormone replacement therapy Sekine, Rasner & Brock of Jacksonville oers Womens Health Care for all ages !Everything a woman needs in one visit including examination, mammography and lab assement.In-Oce Procedures (Permanent Birth Control) (Treatment for Heavy Periods) Obstetrical Care Ultrasound Call TODAY for an appointment! The Rotary Club of Mandarin had the pleasure of serving dinner to approximately 320 military personnel and their family members at the Mayport USO Club on May 13. It is one of the ways we say thank you for their commitment to service. At the end of each school year, we recognize the “ fth grade graduating classes students of the year. This years honorees are: Crown Point … Anna Ceballos and Gage Bednarz Mandarin Oaks … Ariana Katsaras and Princeton Joseph Loretto … Ashley Rickets and Megan Lester Greenland Pines … Tyler Glass and Haley Cloer Bartram Springs … Catherine Price and Adit Saxena The recipients of this years Mandarin Rotary Charity Grant request are Jacksonville Zoological Society, New Heights of N.E. Florida, Community Con-The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is partnering with Purina to waive adoption fees on pets for adults 55 and older. Through the new program, JHS hopes to increase the number of adoptions at the shelter. Pet ownership helps people feel healthier, happier and more engaged with the community,Ž said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director. Even more importantly, pets encourage people to exercise and interact with others socially. We hope this new program will bene“ t people and pets, bringing joy to adopters and loving new homes to animals.Ž According to Ed Kane, PhD, author of For Seniors: Pets Are Just Plain Healthy, pet owners enjoy more exercise, social interaction and laughter. Additionally, Kane reports Jacksonvilles newest college prep schools, San Jose Academy and San Jose Preparatory High School, are preparing to open on August 19 on Sunbeam Road in Mandarin. These schools will serve grades six through 12, with San Jose Academy serving Middle School grades six through eight and San Jose Preparatory High School serving grades nine Whats New with Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarinnections of Jacksonville, Faces of Jacksonville Camp, Cathedral Arts, Learning For Life North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council, Educate Today, Life Skills Outreach Learning and Support, Inc. ( Team Autism ), Family Support Services, Wildlife Reserve Coalition of Northeast Florida and Pine Council. It is Mandarin Rotarys year end and we would like to thank our outgoing president, Jim Register. Under his leadership we received the Presidential Citation and the Premier Club Award from Rotary International. Our incoming president is Steve Lazar. We wish Steve and his board great success in the upcoming year. 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.Humane Society waives fees for people 55 and older pet owners tend to have lower medical costs and better overall psychological well-being. The Purina-sponsored adoption program covers a pets adoption fee, including the cost of spaying or neutering the animal, initial inoculations, microchipping, heartworm testing and feline leukemia and FIV screening. Adopters must purchase heartworm prevention for dogs six months and older. Prices range up to $30 for a sixmonth supply. Duval County residents must also purchase a $20 rabies tag at the time of adoption. More information about the program is available at www.purina.com/petsfor55plus. To learn more about adopting a pet from JHS, visit www. jaxhumane.org. New college prep schools opening soon in Mandarinthrough 12. Both schools will be under the leadership of Dr. Mary Webster, an educator with over 20 years of educational experience in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Webster says that she is delighted to bring her experiences as a teacher, administrator, Head of School and International Baccalaureate examiner to the San Jose schools. Both schools are located at 4072 Sunbeam Road, just east of San Jose Boulevard; construction work is underway and students and parents will enjoy a completely renovated facility when the work is completed. The school will prepare students for college through their educational program which combines projectbased learning, integration of technology in all lessons and classrooms and professional internships. San Jose also plans to have a strong integration of the arts which will include an Artist in ResidenceŽ and partnerships with some of Jacksonvilles best known members of the arts community. Dr. Webster is excited to create a school here in South Jacksonville that will be a centerpiece for the entire community. As Dr. Webster puts it, Our schools are founded on a strong curriculum delivered via technology with project based learning. Our educational program focuses on each students strengths and develops a passion for lifelong learning, service and provides opportunities for everyone to learn to lead.Ž Dr. Webster was a School Leader at Lincoln Park Academy which was frequently named in Newsweeks Top 100 schools in the nation and she is excited to give the students and parents in the community such a high-quality school. The school will be holding informational events over the next several months for parents Dr. Mary Webster Construction is underway!who would like to meet Dr. Webster or learn more about the schools. Dr. Webster advises you act quickly as seats are “ lling quickly and you can avoid the lottery and waiting list if you enroll now. To be eligible for enrollment you must live in Jacksonville and be entering grades six through 12 for the upcoming school year. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! 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On Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, camp will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, camp will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will include water slides and concession foods. Finally, on Sunday, July 28, water slides and a church picnic will be held from 10:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Parents, please register your child online at www. fcfjax.org/ministries/children. Dont miss the most fun this summer! Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin.An excellent documentary “ lm on the global sex trade, Jehovahs Witnesses in the Jacksonville area are making plans to attend their annual convention. The 2013Ž theme of the convention is Gods Word is Truth!Ž In addition to other conventions being held around the earth, there will be one held at the Veterans Memorial Arena on July 5 through 7, each day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jehovahs Witnesses recognize the value in the family arrangement and this years theme draws attention to a core family value for each of us. The Bible is valued as a trustworthy guide and it provides sound advice that each member can apply in these troubled times. All those who attend this convention will bene“ t from the scriptural encouragement that will be given. The program will include a talk entitled What is Truth?Ž This talk will examine why we can trust Gods Word, the Bible. There will also be presented two dramatic plays, which will bring Each year, the Block family o ers a Food Challenge to the community which bene“ ts the Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry at Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). The Blocks, whose commitment to supporting the food pantry has long been a family a air, matches dollar-for-dollar all donations made to the pantry during the months of April and May. Through its on-site food pantry, JFCS served a total of over 7,000 people last year alone. The pantry, which is open only on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., distributed 68,000 meals … a number that has continued to Jewish Java was perking with new faces and old friends in June! Twenty-one locals and Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, will be shown at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Kasey Mogle Friendship Hall. Learn more about the “ lm at www.nefariousdocumentary.com. Crystal Freed, a Mandarin area resident, is making the “ lm available to churches and other support groups working on human tra cking in Jacksonville. The “ lm is appropriate for adults and youth in the community.Lifetree Caf serves up stimulating conversations on interesting topics at two locations in Mandarin. 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 July are: July 2 and 3: When He Becomes SheŽ … a transgenders journey will be shared; July 9 and 10: Coping with GriefŽ … “ nd your path to peace; July 16 and 17: UFOsŽ … chilling tales from the most abducted man; July 23 and 24: Toxic FaithŽ … when religion hurts; July 30 and 31: Mental IllnessŽ … breaking the silence, overcoming the shame; and August 6 and 7: METHŽ … stories of horror and hope. Come join the conversations. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center 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. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ LTCHopeJAX. Mandarin United Methodist Church announces that Cross Country Music Camp will be held July 29 through August 4. Camp will be 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 with a full rehearsal on Saturday, August 3 and a performance on August 4. The camp is open to 50 children who have completed second through “ fth grades. Please register online at mumc.net.Jehovahs Witnesses invite all to attend Gods Word is Truth!Ž conventionBible stories and their lessons to life. In addition, new resources will be provided that will aid individuals and families in their personal Bible study, which is a priority for Jehovahs Witnesses. The public is welcome. There is no admission fee and no collection plates are passed. Conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. An estimated 11,000 attendees are expected to attend each day to hear the Bible-based programs. Although the program begins on Friday, delegates will gather on Thursday, July 4, to thoroughly clean and make minor repairs to the facility in preparation for what is viewed as a most sacred event. The pre-event work dayŽ was attended to by over 600 volunteers last year with a similar number expected this year. Worldwide, there are over 7,782,000 Witnesses in more than 111,000 congregations, each eagerly anticipating this convention in their area. Additional information can be found on the Witnesses o cial website: jw.org. Hunger in Jacksonville„Its a challengeBy Contributing Writer Helen Hillgrow. With the generosity of the Block familys match, JFCS raise $27,000 directly bene“ ting our Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry. Its all about alleviating hunger,Ž said Bill Block at his Darifair Foods o ce when asked why he and his family do this. It is unacceptable that anyone go to bed hungry.Ž But unfortunately, hunger is a real problem. Statistics show that one in six people su er from hunger in Jacksonville. A spokesperson for the pantry said that even after the challenge, donations of nonperishable foods, as well as cash donations, are always welcome. During the summer there is an additional burden. Families of children who receive free or subsidized meals during the school year have to make up for that di erence during the summer and provide more meals for their children at home. Food pantries throughout the community are often even busier during the summer months than one would expect. JFCS is a social service agency that has served the entire community since 1917. If you want to help JFCS by organizing a food drive or provide volunteer support or “ nancial support to help alleviate hunger in Jacksonville, please call 4481933 or visit www.jfcsjax.org Jewish Java enjoys new venueBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinator newcomers enjoyed the friendly ambiance of our new venue„ Village Bread Caf on San Jose Boulevard. The private room we will be using from now on is very conducive to friendly and spirited conversations. As always, new friendships and other important connections were made. Breakfast items are available for purchase; co ee and tea are free for attendees. We invite you to join us for our next Java on Wednesday, July 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Village Bread Caf. Generally, we meet the “ rst Wednesday of every month; however, due to the holidays (Independence Day and Rosh Hashanah) we will meet the second Wednesday of the month in July and September. If you are new to the community or you are newly interested in making Jewish connections, please contact Shalom Jacksonville coordinator Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org. Shalom Jacksonville the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com need customers?886-4919

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I tell the children they can choose to have fun no matter where they are. Art projects, sprinklers in the backyard, lemonade stands and reading can easily “ ll most days. When you must get out of the house, there are countless options within 30 minutes of home! Summer vacation can be amazing without leaving town. This would be much harder if we lived in, say, the desert of Nevada. But, really, we have a huge advantage living on the First Coast! On my blog, www. SimplyStAugustine.com, Im posting 31 Days of SummerŽ where I share free and inexpensive things to do in St. Augustine and nearby. Ill share some of my favorite discoveries here; for more join me online! Picasso: Art and Arena. I just learned that the Picasso exhibit at the Visitors Center in downtown St. Augustine o ers free admission for St. Johns County students (bring ID if you have one)! Families from Duval County and other areas can all see Picassos work “ rsthand for a group price of $20. This will be most students “ rst encounter with “ ne art„take advantage of it being in our own backyard. Lightner Museum: Free for St. Johns County Residents. Lightner Museum is sometimes called The Smithsonian of the South. The fun, quirky collec-Purposeful ParentingStaycationBy Allie Olsention is transformed into an attraction that can hold childrens attention with the help of their scavenger hunt. Youll look for a shrunken head, snow owl, a unique stein and other antiques that the kids could otherwise walk right by. Alpine Groves Park: So youve probably been to Alpine Groves by now. But in case you need a reminder, here it is: Go to Alpine Groves! Park in the “ rst lot and enjoy the meandering walk back to the river to make a morning of it. Dont forget a picnic lunch„theres nothing nearby to buy a quick lunch„and please remember bug spray! Frisbees, bubbles, binoculars and Floridas Fabulous Birds or Floridas Fabulous Trees books are optional but highly recommended. You could “ ll two or three summers enjoying all St. Augustine and Jacksonville have to o er. Our family made a long list of everything the kids want to do, from beach dates with family to cotton candy making and sleepover dates with friends and even some unique opportunities to serve others as a family. Peppered in there are attractions the kids really want to see; I hope to make a lot of memories here at home without blowing the budget! Have a fun, safe and happy summer! Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.comBring the family and join in the fun at the Summer Celebration and Concert in the Park at Walter Jones Historical Park on Sunday afternoon, July 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This free event is hosted by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society in the citys historical park, located on a beautiful 10 acre riverfront parcel at 11964 Mandarin Road. What a great way to wind up the 4th of July weekend! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket (no alcohol) if you wish and sit under the majestic live oak trees while enjoying some wonderful folk and traditional music all afternoon. Al Poindexter and River Rise, a popular local folk band will be playing original music that will entertain and educate you about people and places in Florida through their musical storytelling. Also entertaining Wind up the 4th of July weekend with Mandarin Museumwill be the Jacksonville Old Time Jam, a group that plays old time traditional tunes that are sure to get your feet stomping and the children dancing. Fiddles, banjos, guitars, upright bass and harmonicas … feel goodŽ music all day long! Many musicians are involved to present this program, volunteering their time and talent for the pleasure of the community. Another special feature of the event is a classic car show that will be taking place on the grounds … vehicles ranging from a Model A to a 73 Mustang. This wide variety of cars are all owned by local residents who would love to show them o to you and tell you all about the history of their model. The Mandarin Museum and the historic 1875 Webb Farmhouse will be open during the afternoon, so visitors may learn about the people, events, and lifestyles of those who preceded us here in this beautiful place. You can also stroll through the park, walk along the boardwalk and visit County Dock to look for manatees. Bring the kids as they will love the music and there will be activities especially for them as well, including old fashioned games that children would have played in days gone by. Some food items will be available including hotdogs, sausages and sodas from Wattsies Fancy Dogs, a Mandarin business. Parking is across the street at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church. For more information, please call 268-0784, email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net or check the website at www. mandarinmuseum.net. So come on out and celebrate summer and our shared heritage in Mandarin. Were making historyƒ.and youre a part of it!Ž

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Jacksonville, FL 32223 Phone (904) 268-7251 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.” Now that summer has arrived, we have reached the time of year that we can expect St. Johns River “ shing to really pick up. From downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs, a variety of species of “ sh will begin to show and make their presence known. Yellowmouth trout, which are now referred to as weak“ sh, are one of those species you can look forward to This months movie review belongs to the “ lm The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a comedy for adults and teens to enjoy. Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, portrayed respectively by Steve Carrell and Steve Buscemi, are headlining Vegas magicians and have been friends since childhood. This friendship and their careers are tested by an up and coming street and internet performer Steve Gray, performed by Jim Movie ReviewThe Incredible Burt WonderstoneDirected by: Don Scardino. Starring: Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. Review by T.G. StantonShould Have Waited for Cable (2 out of 5) Carrey. For many years, Wonderstone and Marvelton have wowed crowds; now audiences are older and fewer and technology and street acts are changing the dynamics. One disastrous act and the friends part ways and the act has to “ nd a new direction or sink into oblivion. Through his rise to stardom, the incredible Wonderstone has had his way in many things from the way he lives and the relationships he hones and those he shuns. When the bottom drops out, he “ nds support from Jane, played by Olivia Wilde, one of the many assistants for his act. Surprises come in many packages and in learning from his past, Wonderstone may just learn to deal with his future. Vegas and magicians, who knew? Well, obviously, not the director of this “ lm. With this group of comedy actors, Don Scardino should have been able to direct a phenomenally funny movie. This did not happen; the dialogue and jokes were stale and tired. Steve Carrells character was played as a self-involved womanizer with concern for no one but himself, while Steve Buscemi was a barely visible sidekick„his character and his performance. Jim Carreys street performer was little more than a self-abusing shockster, who was too obnoxious for his very minimal magical abilities. While Olivia Wildes character was underplayed, though supportive to Wonderstones eventual transformation, many other performers were also under-used. All of the acts were far from incredible, yet the ridiculous was in ample supply and all-in-all this was just one of the poorest “ lms this year. Listed as a comedy, but a tragedy would perhaps be a better description. Captain Davids Local Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkacatching all summer long. Yellowmouth trout and weak“ sh have become one and the same. Whether you are “ shing for one or the other in the St. Johns River, you are “ shing for the same species of “ sh. The reason is that it has become too di cult to distinguish the di erence between yellowmouth trout and other similar species of trout because of crossbreeding. Thus the yellowmouth trout and the others have all been grouped into a single species of weak“ sh. With this current categorization, the weak“ sh (yellowmouth) come with no minimum size limits and a bag limit of 100 pounds per person. Weak“ sh have always been great fun to catch for the whole family. Fishing dead bait on a moving tide in about 20 to 25 feet of water or bouncing jigs around bridge pilings can both be productive. Shrimp is usually the bait of choice, but on certain days nothing can beat cut croaker. Any out“ t with 10 to 15 pound test line, a one ounce egg sinker and a number 2 worm hook will work to boat the smallest and largest of weak“ sh. When cleaning weak“ sh, put them on ice “ rst. This “ rms the otherwise soft meat, making them easier to “ let and skin. The “ lets can be kept fresh if covered with water then frozen solid. They can be cooked any number of ways, but lightly battered and deep fried is always a favorite. If “ shing for weak“ sh or any other species of “ sh, always check the “ shing regulations for the area you are “ shing. Fishing regulations can vary greatly throughout the state. In Nassau County there is a 12 inch minimum size with a limit of one “ sh per person for.....weak“ sh. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak“ sh at channel markers and deeper holes in the river. Reds on docks and largemouths in creeks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comOn Wednesday, July 3, EverBank Field will host a soccer match between two top Mexican teams, Tigres de Monterrey and Cruz Azul. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. This is the latest in a series of professional soccer matches to come through Jacksonville. In the last two years, the USA mens and womens national teams have played at EverBank Field along with the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Also on July 3, the Suns will be having their 4th of July festivities which will include a giant “ reworks spectacular. The Suns will also be wearing special red, white and blue jerseys that night. Those jerseys will be auctioned o which proceeds bene“ ting the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. The Southern League AllStar Game will be played at Bragan Field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Wednesday, July 17. The Suns will be hosting this annual game for the “ rst time since 2003. In that year, the current Major League Baseball players that participated in the game include: Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, Joel Hanrahan, Edwin Jackson, J.J. Hardy and Corey Hart. The Jacksonville Sharks have two home games during the month of July. Theyll host the Spokane Shock on Saturday, July 13 and the Tampa Bay Storm on July 27. The game against the Storm will be the teams “ nal regular season game. Former Duke University basketball star Christian Laettner is hosting a basketball camp for children ages six through 18 from Monday, July 15 to Thursday 18. Laettner, a Ponte Vedra resident, will be conducting the camp at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. For more information, please visit www.Laettnerbball.com. Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars will begin training camp on Friday, July 26. Training camp is expected to last for a couple weeks until the teams “ rst preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 9. Most of the teams practices during training camp are expected to be open to the public.Local Sports UpdateBy Chad Cushnir

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Motorized sails are not included here since they share requirements of motorized vessels. Concerns for this class are important to both their operators and those with motorized craft. Indeed, many motorized operators also use or carry a light craft. While safety is our primary interest, concerns extend to insuring their use is enjoyable. Most of the non-motorized class is small, light, slow, hard to see and have one occupant. I personally like to explore the shallows, but that is not a limitation. They are encountered anywhere from the beach to o shore to mid-river. Typically not equipped with navigation lights, if properly operated they may be on the water after dark with a ” ashlight. I hazard the guess that the primary safety concern of most paddlers is being seen by oncoming motorized boats. If being alone in a small craft is not enough motivation to wear a life jacket full time, the chance of being struck or swamped should encourage operators to do so and make that jacket a bright color. These craft sit low in the water and, except for those with sails, are not easy to see in choppy water. Their hull color may even blend with the water and be camou” aged. While there are good, sporting reasons for non-bright hulls, an orange ” ag and bright jacket should be the trade-o My challenge to all motorized vessel operators is to keep in mind the point of view of persons operating this vessel class and the conditions they face. Surveys by Floridas Fish and Wildlife Service indicate the biggest enjoyment concern Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Childrens Hospital, has sponsored Swimming Safari Swim School to o er free swim lessons to students attending the Black Male College Explorers Program sponsored by Edward Waters College, consisting of nearly 100 students this summer. In an e ort to spread water safety awareness, Swimming Safari will be providing the Black Male College Explorers Summer Camp with swim lessons that cater to each child and their speci“ c needs. Each student will participate in half hour long sessions at community pools throughout June and July. According to the CPSC, the annual average from 2007 to 2009 of drowning related deaths is 390 children ages 0 to 15 per year. This statistic becomes even more astonishing as Florida residents. Florida is a national leader in child drowning deaths. Taking part in formal swimming lessons is proven to reduce the risk of drowning among children signi“ cantly. As a leader in swim instruction in Northeast Florida it is important for Swimming Safari to use every opportunity available to educate their community on water safety skills. By reaching out to this summer camp, they are passing on precious survival techniques to students who do not regularly have access to pools or professional instruction. Swim school o ers free lessons to needy childrenAt Swimming Safari our mission is to provide every student with the skills needed to become safe, happy and con“ dent in the water. Our goal is to create safe life-long swimmers who enjoy the water as much as we do!Ž shares owner Joani Maskell. Swimming Safari has become a company known for swim instruction excellence through their comprehensive curriculum that places a strong emphasis on water safety education for students and parents. Their lessons provide an atmosphere “ lled with encouragement, excitement, and fun. Their expert swim instruction professionals are dedicated to waterproo“ ng their community one song and kick at a time. Because after all, swim lessons should be about learning to enjoy the water and having respect for the water. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateSafety concerns for non-motorized boatsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of non-motorized operators is having access to the water. Their point is that launch areas should not require long carries and localities should consider not preventing water access at points such as those under bridges. The ” otilla o ers an eighthour safety instruction class featuring live, experienced boat handlers. A father who took the class in March with his teenage son recently wrote us with his opinion of the class. A couple of his comments included: For us it was a bonding course, not just a safety course.Ž Twenty bucks a head doesnt come near the value that this course is worth and I know you do it for the love of it.Ž Reserve your space for the next class on July 13 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Check our website, www. safeboatingjax.com, for more information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com The Duval County School District and several district partners hosted an inaugural P.E.P. (Public Education Partners) Rally, celebrating excellence in Duval County Public Schools. The superintendent, school board members, mayor and other city and community leaders were in attendance. The Shark TankŽ dunking booth, bene ting Read It Forward Jax!/ Parent Academy was a highlight of the day. The dunking booth was sponsored by BSF/Sea Best Corporation and all proceeds raised were matched by the sponsor. The event also featured free food, exciting prizes and give-a-ways, fun, hands-on learning activities, student performances and community booths and exhibitions. DCPS Teacher of the Year nalist and Mandarin High School teacher Scott Cason is pictured inside of the Shark TankŽ dunking booth.Teacher gets dunked!Ž

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The team is coached by Janine Brand. Additionally, individually honored were Bryce Mullins and Blake Weil, who were named to the rst team, Johnny Dister, Igor Pertile and Brent Gordon, who were named to the second team and Casey Connell, Greg DePue and Justin Curtis, who received honorable mention.Congratulations, MHS boys lacrosse! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! on the club grounds was o cially named The Mary K. Howe Butter” y Garden. Howe has developed the demonstration butter” y garden over the past 25 years. As a Dogwood Circle garden club member and Master Gardener, Howe has and still does toil long and hard in the heat, cold and rain to get her beloved butter” y garden just right. During this same 25 years, Howe has taught butter” y gardening classes to thousands of adults and children all over Jacksonville. Howe was tearfully surprised as this special honor was announced, but you should have seen her reaction just then when her daughter from North Carolina surprisingly entered the building bearing a beautiful bouquet of ” owers. Good job, Martha Dysart for coordinating this covert operation so that Howes husband and all her children were in attendance for her special honor! The RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard was honored with the Mandarin Garden Club Community Beauti“ cation Award. This award is presented to a local business or organization whose property re” ects an e ort to maintain natural beauty in Mandarin. So the next time you are at Michaels, Stein Mart, Panera, etc., take a few moments to notice the over” owing, beautifully designed ” owerbeds. The ” owerbeds are so masterfully designed that butter” ies are often seen ” uttering from bloom to bloom. Honorary membership awards were given to Doug Clark and Dave Westermann. This award recognizes non-members for outstanding volunteer service to help the Mandarin Garden Club. Clark and Westermann have volunteered innumerable hours over many years with repairs, maintenance, garden structure construction or whatever is needed when asked. Pat Sams of the Dogwood Circle and Kelley Swain, Cherokee Rose Circle and Bumblebee Childrens Circle co-leader were awarded the Life Membership honor for Garden Club members outstanding contributions to the Mandarin Garden Club. Mary Clark of the Cherokee Rose Circle received the very special Presidents Award. This honor is given to one member selected by the club president based upon the members consistently exceptional contributions to the garden club which re” ects the members commitment to the membership as well as the Mandarin community. The garden club membership voted in the new o cers to lead the clubs 68th year: Karen Rowe, president; Betty Waldrep, “ rst vice president; Mary Forester, second vice president; Sandy Ingram, recording secretary; and Ann Dumire, treasurer. Sincere appreciation and admiration was extended to McGlade Holloway as outgoing garden club president. Holloway has served in this leadership role for “ ve years. Holloways dedicated volunteerism to carry on the 68 years of garden club service and tradition has been an inspiration for all to follow. Mark your calendar for August 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the Mandarin Garden Clubs $1 Clothing Sale. This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase beautiful and gently used clothing for women, men and children. For information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net or 268-1192. Garden Club cont. from page 1 The Howe family: David from Virginia, Michael from Jacksonville, Mary and Bill, Patricia from North Carolina.

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Pair was an avid orchid grower and also a member of the Jacksonville Orchid Society. Pair held leadership roles in both clubs and is remembered by her friends as a wonderful person, elegant lady and dediIn response to Second Harvest of North Florida identifying southwest Duval and NW St. Johns counties as being underserved areas regarding food bank distribution, a new food pantry has opened at Mandarin Presbyterian Church. The new food pantry is named called Daily Bread Food Pantry. Even though the area is currently served by two food On Saturday, May 4, Camilla and Allan Roberts opened the gates to their ranch on State Road 16 to more than 150 guests to raise a mint julep toast and show o their best hats at the inaugural Derby Run party for Community Hospice. This rst annual event was hosted by the St. Augustine/ St. Johns County Advisory Council of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida. Spirits were high at both the Derby Run party and the Kentucky Derby in spite of rain at both locations.Mandarin Presbyterian Church opens Daily Bread Food PantryBy Karl KennellMandarin Garden Club concludes seasonBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club Darlene Pairs daughter, Michelle Maze, on the garden bench dedicated in memory of her mother. Daily Bread volunteers Bill Duguid, Becky Healy, Laine Mann, Pam Bethel and Wayne Gaff. bank ministries, Mandarin Food Bank at 11730 Old St. Augustine Road, the oldest and most established food distribution ministry in the area and Christs Cupboard at 810 Roberts Road in St. Johns, there is still a need for more assistance. Daily Bread Food Pantry volunteer Bill Duguid explained that even though Mandarin Food Bank serves over 5,600 families a year with their program, after an initial month of weekly service, their clients are moved to onceevery-two-months distributions and Christs Cupboard Food Bank serves over 120 families per month on a once-a-month distribution. This leaves a hole for someone to ll the emergency need on a weekly basis. It isnt only a matter of going hungry, Duguid exclaimed. It is a matter of having a roof over your head or going hungry. He explained how locally one in six adults and one in ve children experience food insecurity, which means they dont have su cient food to ful ll normal dietary requirements. To those families that may be living in a situation where they have lost a job and nd that they have to make a decision between buying food to eat or paying the rent, the modest help a food bank provides may be the only way to keep the family together. Duguid explained, Our aim at Daily Bread, by allowing our cated community volunteer. A garden bench was dedicated in Pairs honor with her daughter and family friends in attendance. This close of the club year meeting is always a time to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to serve the Mandarin Garden Club and our community. This years meeting was an outstanding example of just that. The Butter y Garden Mint juleps as well as funds raised for Hospice at Kentucky Derby partyBy Karl Kennell Attending the rst annual Derby Run Party for Community Hospice on Saturday, May 4 are Karen Glenos and Ray and Linda Matuza, members of the a St. Augustine/St. Johns County Advisory Council and/or Board of Directors for Community Hospice.As the traditional Call to the Post sounded the start of the running of the139th Kentucky Derby, cheers from the crowd at the fundraising party grew louder. The rains surely didnt dampen the spirits at the party or in Louisville, Kentucky, as Orb ran the sloppy Churchill Downs oval to score a decisive two and one-half length victory. Despite the weather, the guests gathered under the enormous red barn to view the 139th Run for the Roses, Shelly Whiteman, event co-chair and advisory council member said about Kentucky Derby party cont. on pg. 11 Garden Club cont. on page 23 Daily Bread cont. on page 10

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The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy 904-613-4883 Back to School Special Ask your rep how you can save 5%!! Mandarin High School is proud to host a yard sale on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to raise money for the schools Challenge Day committee to sponsor Challenge Day at MHS. Challenge Day is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to break down barriers, create an anti-bullying environment, build empathy and ignite a movement of compassion and positive change. If you would like to donate items such as clothing, jewelry, DVDs, video games, books, furniture, baby and childrens clothing and toys, appliances, tools or personal electronics towards the yard sale, please bring your items to the main o ce at MHS on weekdays between Monday, June 17 and Friday, July 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All donations are tax deductible. For additional information, please contact 260-3911 or email maglo k@duvalschools. org. Mandarin High School is located at 4831 Greenland Road. 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 Branch Library on Kori Road is a site for Summer BreakSpot, the 2013 Summer Lunch Program sponsored by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. and runs through August 9. The Summer BreakSpot program provides nutritionally balanced meals to all children during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger (at open sites) are eligible for meals at no charge. Please call the JCCs Nutrition Services Department at 630-6430 or check the JCC website for speci c information about this summer program: www.coj.net/departments/special-services/childrens-commission/nutrition-services/summerfood-service-program.aspx The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee will be $12, while non-members fee will be $14 and you must attend both days for certi cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. 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 Italian American Club is celebrating its 63rd anniversary on June 29 with a dinner show featuring the great voices of Merritt and Moreau. This wonderful singing duo appeared on Broadway, television, cruises and Vegas. For further information, please call the club at 268-2882. The club is also open for memberships for the coming year. If you would like to attend a dinner or are interested in joining our club, call JK at 2625905. After our July 4th barbeque, the club will be closed for the month of July. The club is always available for rentals. We open for the last half of the year on August 1. The grand opening of the Bartram Park Farmers Market will be on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the corner of Bartram Park Boulevard and Old St. Augustine Road. The Bartram Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine July 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Youre in good hands Every insurance company claims they help safe drivers save money. But now I can help you save even more with DRIVEWISE from Allstate. This amazing devise collects driving data like your cars mileage and helps safe drivers save up to 30%. So call me and learn more about DRIVEWISE today. Youll get a 10% discount just for signing up!DEB EVESON (904) 400-645012525 PHILIPS HWY #206 JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com Feature is optional. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Savings estimate compares safe driver using DRIVEWISE devi ce to driver who would not qualify for safe driver savings. Your savings will vary. 10% discount applies to rst policy period onl y. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL. 2012 Allstate Insurance Company The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffMembers of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) Region 3 recently announced a new initiative designed to help citizens throughout the northeast and north central Florida become more comfortable with reporting speci c suspicious behaviors often linked to terrorist activity. They can now make these reports to law enforcement by using their phone and/or the internet. iWATCH is an innovative educational program, which was rolled out in mid-May by 13 Sheri s in Northeast/North Central Florida. As a web-based program, it is virtual, but has been designed to feel very personal and localized, as each county has their own website: iWATCHAlachua.com; iWatchBaker.com; iWatchBradford. com; iWatchClay.com; iWatchJax.com; iWatchFlagler.com; iWatchGilchrist.com; iWatchLevy.com; iWatchMarion.com; iWatchNassau.com; iWatchPutnam.com; iWatchStJohns.com; and iWatchUnion.com I remain convinced that the public wants to help us if they can. There is excellent educational information on this website and it provides additional, easy ways citizens can report suspicious behavior or actsonline, on the phone or on a mobile phone. I dont want anyone to think that in these bad and dangerous times the speci c, suspicious behaviors witnessed by a citizen arent important to law enforcement. They are! Data points combine to create intelligence. And good intelligence is the best tool we have in preventing and stopping tragic crimes. I dont want us to be just the best rst responder to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) event. I want us to stop it before it occurs. With help from the public, we can. Utilizing funding from the State Homeland Security Grant Program, administered by the State of Florida and the United States Department of Homeland Security, the project creators have worked for two years to research other markets programs and design a program that connects this region, and reaches out to every town, city and county in our area. Whether you live in Baldwin or Bunnell; Ocala or Ormond; St. Augustine or Cedar Key; we all have critical infrastructures that could be vulnerable to attacks by criminals who want to harm or kill many people at one time. We know that in todays environment we have to watch our farms and dairies; our boatyards and buildings; our stadiums and school houses. We all live in communities that have football games and marathons. Protecting our freedom and our way of life might be easier for people if we can help them become comfortable with their suspicions and now were giving them a simple tool to use to report those suspicious activities they see. Be sure to visit iWatchJax. com for more information as well as downloadable materials.County sheri s join together to implement anti-terrorism campaignDear Editor: I read that Matt Schellenbergs initial reaction was favorable towards the mayors proposed agreement with the police and re departments pension fund. Before any decisions are made by the mayor and council I believe an actuary or an actuarial rm needs to be hired with the speci c task of determining what the citys required contribution would need to be for each of the next 10 or 15 years. After this information is published everyone can then make an educated evaluation. Bernard BushLetter to the Editor Independence Day July 4 h Mandarin NewsLineHS@rtpublishinginc.com

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The July general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be presented by Melanie and Kelly of the Sew and Quilt Shop in Bunnell, Florida. They will be showing new ideas in the art of quilting. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters is proud to o er this unique opportunity at a chance to win one of two pairs of season tickets to the 2013 Florida Gators home football games. Available are two pairs of tickets, located in Section 21 of the northwest end zone. The tickets are good for six quality home games against the following teams: Saturday August 31: Toledo; Saturday September 21: Tennessee; Saturday October 5: Arkansas; Saturday November 9: Vanderbilt (Homecoming); Saturday November 23: Georgia Southern; and Saturday November 30: Florida State. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be held on Thursday July 18. Each ticket purchased is good for both drawings. For more information, please visit www. jfrd.com. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@ comcast.net. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Upcoming dates for the market in 2013 are July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The Mandarin Womens Club will take a break during June, July and August with no luncheons and a number of the activities shut down for the summer. However, Bunco, bridge, game nights, Daytime Mexican Train and a few other activities are still going strong! Some of us even catch a movie now and again. We are a very active social club and welcome new members at any time! The club is open to all women in the area, giving them a way to meet new friends, learn new things and share the enjoyment of Northeast Florida. Some of our other activities include day trips, antiquing trips, Mah Jongg and recipe exchange. If youre recently retired, just moved here or just have some free time, please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club or check out our website at http://home.comcast. net/~echoecho46/site. The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society (SGES) will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 13, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Mandarin news: On June11, the City Council passed an ordinance (which I introduced) that allocates $200,000 for the parks in our district. Like I mentioned in my past article, this money comes from a mitigation fund and the funds may only be used for parks. Although I have some speci c ideas in mind for improving our parks, I could use your assistance. As you visit Mandarins parks, look around for projects which can improve their usability, safety, functionality, appearance and overall enjoyment factor. Then email your thoughts and ideas to the following address: matts@coj.net. My last articles appeal for From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6the Mandarin Senior Center was well received. Please continue to support the center as they are still in need of good patio furniture and knitting supplies, like yarn. As I eat at Metro Diner on weekday mornings, I cant help but notice the ood of cars that enter Mandarin from St. Johns County. The tra c problems in Mandarin are caused by the steady ow of people who live in St. Johns County, but work and shop in Duval County. I recently met with the top brass at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to discuss how they might provide bus routes to assist those living in St. Johns, but working in Jacksonville. The process is slow because almost all of JTAs administration is new, not only to JTA, but to Jacksonville. Most are from Atlanta, not necessarily a model of good tra c patterns, but maybe theyll be able to focus on our Mandarin problem and come up with some good, solid ideas soon. Lets hope for the best. City Hall news: The mayors pension proposal is a great disappointment to me, as it should be to you, since it is a terrible deal for tax payers. Mayor Brown promised a comprehensive solution where all parties, both new and current employees would share the sacri ce. In spite of this promise, the plan does not a ect current employees and therefore, the majority of the $1.2 billion in savings wont be realized for decades. Talk about kicking the can! And lets discuss the $52 million in short-term savings. About $20 million comes from simply re-routing money that typically goes from the state directly to the pension. Now the money will go from the state to the city, then to the pension. The other $32 million is just downright funny money. The Police and Fire Pension Fund lowered the plans rate of return from 7.75 percent to 7 percent, thereby forcing the city to contribute $32 million to the plan. Then poof, the mayor negotiates the rate back up to 7.75 percent and calls it $32 million in savings. Its my belief that the Police and Fire Pension Fund only dropped the rate so that the mayor could negotiate it back up and call it a savings. Pathetic. Because of the far-reaching rami cations, I led a bill allowing for City Council to hire its own attorney and/or advisor to review the plan and it passed with overwhelming support. I cannot stress to you enough how important this pension deal is to our city. It will have a signi cant impact on our nances for decades. I dont want our children and our childrens children struggling with this same issue. As usual, the council will hold the mayor accountable to his earlier promises and work to get the tax payers the best deal possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 6

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Jane Collins of Nassau County joins us to speak on Florida First Pioneers which includes her Phillips Hendricks families. The River City Womens Club monthly luncheon meeting on July 17 will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. Lora Engles, an accomplished violinist, will perform. Engles is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Seminary and has made appearances throughout the south. The luncheon will cost $15.50. For reservations, please call 262-8719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078.Join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and the North Florida Folk Network for Music Under the Oaks on July 28 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This acoustic jam session is open to everyone. If you play an acoustic instrument, come out to play with others in this open jam in the front yard of the museum in Walter Jones Historic Park. If youd just like to listen along, bring out a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music! If the weather is rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. Visit mandarinmuseum. net for more information. 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 Mandarin Senior Center is having their annual Independence Day celebration on Wednesday; July 3. Enjoy a concert by The Navy Band Southeasts TGIF Dixieland Jazz Band, a barbeque lunch and other activities from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Stop on by any weekday too and youll nd a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many different kinds of card games and line dancing. We are now o ering Wednesday evening activities as well. Join us for bingo, line dancing, dinner and a movie, senior dance night and trivia; there is a new activity each Wednesday evening starting at 4:30 p.m. We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Please call 262-7309 for additional information. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Bu et and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 4138773. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. The 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. 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. Are you a baseball fan? Meet a Jacksonville Suns player at the South Mandarin Branch Library on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. For children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information, please call the South Mandarin Branch Library at 288-6385.The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is one of more than 1,800 museums across America participating in Blue Star Museums for military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Museums involved in this program will give free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The Mandarin Museum is always free for visitors, but there will be a special exhibition, World War II in Mandarin, on display through Labor Day. The small exhibit is a snapshot of World War II and includes information on local residents who served and how the war a ected those at home. We are proud of our military in Mandarin, said Mandarin Museum and Historical Society board president, Sandy Arpen. We are looking forward to seeing military families enjoy the museum and the beautiful Walter Jones Historical Park over the summer. Servicemen and women have lived in Mandarin for generations and we believe our history connects us all. This year, more than 1,800 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 450 new museums this year. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Information about Mandarin Museum can be found at www. mandarinmuseum.net.Dignity U Wears Undie Campaign experienced another record setting year, generating over 170,000 undergarments, an increase of 50,000 pieces over the 2012 campaign. Collected garments include underwear, bras, socks and undershirts. Additionally, Dignity U Wear received $25,000 in monetary donations as a result of the campaign. Donations came from apparel companies, businesses, faith groups, schools, civic associations and professional groups. We have been very touched by the national support we received this year, said executive director, Barbara Truncellito. The message of the Undie Campaign resonated with Americans wanting to help individuals who are struggling. The success of the campaign is in large part due to the sponsors, Tommy Hil ger, Delta Galil, CATO, Maidenform, Fishman and Tobin, Thorlo and Caring for Others. Mandarin Museum to be a Blue Star MuseumDignity U Wears 2013 Undie Campaign breaks records for donations Since the campaign was introduced nine years ago, it has collected more than 800,000 undergarments. The clothing is donated to school children, homeless and wounded veterans and women in crisis through a network of over 300 social service agencies throughout the United States. Underwear is the most requested item of clothing and the Undie Campaign helps stock the organizations inventory needs for the entire year. Whats New cont. from pg. 5 need customers?886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 18-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Youre Invited! Everyday is an Open House at CCAChrists Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do Gods Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Please RSVP to: (904)268-8667 Chr i sts Church Academ y ~ Insp i re, I g n i te, Impact ~ We IN S PIRE our students to d ig deep i nto r ig orous, colle g e-prep conten t. We I G NITE a p ass i on f or our students to know, th i nk, and do Gods Word W e em p ower our stu d ents to IMPA C T our world as the y become H i s hands and f eet. www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com For coverage, service and rate second opinions . Within 60 years of Americas Revolution, a young French social scientist came to America to discover what made America tick. After less than two years in America, this Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote a massive book documenting his observations and conclusions. In Democracy in America, de Tocqueville noted that one key to Americas success was the peoples willingness to tolerate, create and participate in a wide variety of civic organizations. Today, Jacksonville has several of its own voluntary civic organizations. To name just a few, (and just a few, for there are too many worthy civic organizations in Jacksonville to list here), we have the Audubon Society, Concerned Taxpayers of Duval County, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, JCCI, the Mandarin Community Club and the St. Johns Riverkeeper. These organizations are interested in things like improving our quality of life or holding government accountable. Heres there question for this month (curiously, the question focuses on just two of Jacksonvilles many voluntary civic organizations): Both the local police and re unions participate heavily in local elections, often creating signs for candidates as well as providing manpower. How important should these two in uential groups be in the local elections process? Many citizens of all political persuasions are concerned about the in uence some groups seem to have on our government. Generally, these are legitimate concerns. I share them. We dont want some organization without any real connection to our community and with plenty of outside money to burn dumping gobs of money and hours of manpower into our community to sway elections. But the groups were talking about the groups singled out by the question are local organizations with local membership, leadership and funding. In other words, theyre Jacksonville-based groups interested in issues facing our city. And another thing: even if the local groups participate in elections, theres nothing that compels you and me to listen to them or agree with their messages. They certainly have the right participate, but we have the accompanying right to ignore. Theyll only have as much in uence as we give them. We, the people, with our votes, ultimately decide how much in uence these local groups will have. Let me be clear: I dont belong to or speak for either union. I dont agree with everything that these unions do and Im not commenting on the unions policy positions or on the candidates they endorse. But I am defending a local groups right to engage in the political process. There are very good reasons why the government shouldnt attempt to control the political activities of any group. In fact, recent events remind us of how wrong it is for the government to target a group because of the groups politics. Thats a dangerous precedent. On the other hand, if were still interested in strengthening America, we ought to acknowledge de Tocquevilles observations and allow and encourage groups of local citizens to band together to work to brighten Jacksonvilles future. 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 non-pro t organizations.The Meninak Club of Jacksonville is accepting applications for its annual Charity Project Award. The $30,000 grant will be awarded to a charity organization in the Duval County area that serves underprivileged or handicapped children and must be used for a capital improvement. The deadline for submitting an application is July 15, 2013. Applications are available online at www.meninak.org. Over one million dollars has been distributed to charity organizations through fund raising projects and the Meninak Charity Foundation. Past recipients include Safe Harbor Home for Boys, Baptist Home for Children, Pace Center for Girls, Boys and Girls Clubs of Jacksonville and Girls Inc. July 15: Application deadline July 29: Review and investigate applications August 19: Select three nalists August 26: Finalists presentations; select recipient September 16: Winner announced Please be sure to include a cover page with the following speci c information: 1. Exact amount of funds requested 2. Detailed description of project 3. Who the project will bene t, i.e., how many, age range, special needs The application must be postmarked by July 15 and mailed to: Meninak Club, P. O. Box 8626, Jacksonville, FL 32239-8626 For additional information, please contact Cathy Hill, Executive Director, at 745-3393 or meninak@comcast.net.Political CommentaryCommunity groups are good for our communityBy David MiltonMeninak Club announces charity grantsBy Contributing Writer Catherine M. Hill, Executive Director, Meninak Club of Jacksonville List with Dee at Complete Home Realty! 1383578 Complete dedication . 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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 The shop preferred by A+BBB Customers JULY/AUGUST SPECIAL10% OFF A/C Repairs over $100. Max $504521 Sunbeam Rd Viking, the BEST name in alternators & starters for cars, industrial, maritime. Our 36th Year! Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Those in the elections biz know the value of endorsements by certain groups and the money and important volunteer help they bring to campaigns. For decades, many of Jacksonvilles most prominent politicians have been elected to o ce with the endorsement and help of the local police and re unions. As a result, some would say these two groups control city government. In a free society, we can not and should not regulate who endorses who for public o ce. There are times the only way the little guy can get elected is through endorsement of groups like the police and re unions, instead of with the help of local movers and shakers. Is it a fair tradeo ? Thats the debate. Every candidate running for o ce should make a determination of what endorsements/donations will be accepted by their campaign. Every candidate has the option of saying no, thank you. Why do the police and re unions work so hard for endorsed candidates? Some will tell you its their desire for good government. Others will be more forthcoming and tell you its their desire to protect their membership and what they receive from the citys co ers. The real answer is probably a combination of both. Candidates have to constantly calculate their odds during a campaign; whats the fundraising status, whats the oppositions fundraising status, how many volunteers are on hand; the list is endless. The sign making prowess and professionalism of the police and re unions, coupled with their ability to eld volunteers can be an alluring carrot to any candidate. Jacksonville is a political entity which sadly often elects o ceholders only based on the number of yard signs and larger signs posted on private property. Any help ultimately comes with strings attached; those strings may not be pulled until a crucial decision with direct impact on the donor is at hand. There are a few politicians who claim to rise above the needs of their contributors, but they are often not your garden variety o ceholderswhich all goes to the integrity issue. If a candidate can win o ce without help from powerful special interests, so much the better for taxpayers. As tempting as help may be, every candidate has to make a hard decision about endorsements; its the right thing to do. Also ... here at the end of one academic year and the planning for the next comes news stories from Florida and elsewhere of heavy-handed, apparently desperately politically correct school o cials censuring high school valedictorians and salutatorians giving graduation speeches. Everyone knows most high school seniors brilliant as they may be need guidance for what is appropriate for public addresses. But, we are seeing a rash of proactive school o cials cutting speakers o in mid-speech and some even escorting speakers out of the ceremony without receiving their diplomas. The brawny, heavy hands of often unsophisticated school principals seem to have grown heavier, without good cause. Perhaps they forget it is a high school graduation, not an occasion for war-time style censorship. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville Watson Realty Corp. announces a leadership change for the companys charitable initiative, Watson Cares. Donna Overman, vice president/managing broker of the Mandarin North o ce, is the new Watson Cares Council general chair. Overman steps into the leadership role after serving on the Watson Cares Council in 2012. From the groups beginning in the fall of 2009, Overman held the role as the Mandarin North Watson Cares o ce representative and was very involved in planning and implementing o ce charitable activities and supporting the Watson Cares Council on company-wide events. Overmans duties as general chair include training the council members and individual o ce representatives, coordinating communication and support to o ces for local events, and acting as spokesperson for the group. With so many o ces already involved in supporting local charities, Overman encourages all the 40 sales o ces and additional company divisions to continue to pursue their passion for community service and to use the Watson Cares banner to ful ll that passion. The Watson Cares initiative reports upcoming events of individual o ces with the goal of getting neighboring o ces, customers and the community involved to maximize the results for each charity. To date, Watson Realty Corp. o ces raised over $83,000 for Juvenile Diabetes, $13,000 for Childrens Home Society and donated hundreds of pounds of food and supplies to local food pantries. Additional events have been held to bene t other charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, FL-GA Blood Alliance, Betty Gri n House, Humane Society, USO and many others from northeast and central Florida and St. Marys, Georgia. The company-wide e ort for 2013 is an initiative started last year entitled, Opening Doors, Feeding Neighbors. This innovative program brings Realtors together with anyone moving who would like to donate items from their kitchen pantries. Watson Cares is pleased to partner with home builder, DR Horton, who is sponsoring the collection tote bags this year. The lled bags are collected by Realtors from the donors and picked up by Feeding America/Second Harvest (www.FeedingAmerica. org) to be delivered to local food banks. 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.Political CommentarySome would say these two groups control city governmentBy J. Bruce RichardsonNew leader named for charitable initiative got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 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. Prices, percentages, inventories, agents, appraisals, contracts. When all these things are swirling around your head and combined with historically low interest rates, its no wonder the business of entering real estate can be confusing. According to The Wall Street Journal, mortgage costs rose to more than 4 percent recently for the rst time in over a year, as the average interest rate on a 30-year xed mortgage climbed from below 3.6 percent to 4.07 percent in a month and the re nancing index sank 15 percent, the lowest since November of 2011. According to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR), Mays $158,500 median sales price for the region as a whole was a 20.1 percent increase over last Mays $132,000. The May median price was also up 16 percent year to date. The supply of homes for sale plunged 43.6 percent since last May, with 4.4 months currently on hand. So what does this mean for Mandarin buyers, renters and sellers? Vice president/managing broker of Watson Realty Corp. and 2012 Broker of the Year Donna Overman says that while Northeast Florida is still experiencing low inventory but high prices, its still not impossible to a ord a nice home in a respectable neighborhood. Its important to remember that numbers can vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, she explains. When asked what advice she would give to someone looking to enter the market now, Overman says, Try to stop yourself from emotionally moving in during the negotiation phase. Be patient and look to a professional realtor for advice, rather than your friends and family. Multiple o er situations are stressful; you may lose one or two homes before you prevail, but you can make it through if you stay calm and committed. The same holds true if youre looking to sell. Its natural to feel overwhelmed at the question of how to make your home look appealing to total strangers and you may not always have a whole lot of time. Overman explains, As a seller you should expect that its possible the property may sell very quicklymany buyers and agents are waiting to see the next new homes pop into the market, so before you start marketing, be sure you are ready and prepared for showings, o ers and a potentially quick sale. Prudential Network Realty broker/associate Charlie Hillyer agrees. He states that in Mandarin, especially homes under the $250,000 price point have stabilized or even increased somewhat in value due to the shrinkage of inventory which provides less competition for sellers. When these homes hit the market, he is often elding multiple o ers from buyers. I believe that buyers con dence has come back somewhat, Hillyer shares. They believe we are on the rise from the bottom of the market and are interested to get back in the market to own a home. Hillyer also points to the banks that are no longer ooding the market with foreclosures and short sales, but rather letting these houses trickle back into the market as another reason that home prices are stabilizing. As to what areas in Mandarin are hot, Hillyer explains that there really is something for everyone in diverse Mandarin. Since there is not much land left for new construction, existing homes are the norm for Mandarin and established neighborhoods are making a comeback due to their typically larger lot sizes. When is the best time of year to sell? Some realtors say that there is no best time, but Overman emphasizes that if your home is sellable and at a reasonable price, the window of opportunity is right now. Mostly this is due to families wishing to move in before the school year starts up again. This holds especially true for Mandarin because its so desired for its history, rivers, architecture and proximity to the First Coast area. Plus, for the time being, competition for sellers will be fairly mild since inventories are low. Mandarin real estate making a comebackBy Devyn FussmanHoliday Inn Express Hotel and Suites celebrates their grand opening on June 19 with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Jax Chamber. Mandarin NewsLine Heather Seay 904-886-4919hs@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising: m m m m m m

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Students in Linda Smigajs class recently launched their book, Loretto Elementary School: Past, Present and Future, with a book signing for their classmates and parents. It was a real celebration of writing, said Linda Smigaj, a National Board Certi ed Teacher who has taught at Loretto for 26 years. I was thrilled with the enthusiasm that my students displayed for this project. The writing began early in the school year. Students went through a process that reinforced many of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts. Some of the essential skills that were emphasized included planning, researching, linking ideas, supporting with key details, making connections, revising and editing. They learned to write narratives by developing real or imagined experiences or events. Loretto has made me enjoy learning. Writing the book has really helped me understand about research, and it has made me a better writer, said fourth grader Parker Black. Students decided on a theme that would celebrate the 70-year history of their school and then wrote narratives describing its past, present and future. Many of them worked in pairs doing research, conducting interviews and nding images or photographs that would support their stories. With guidance from their teacher, they developed their stories with frequent revising, rewriting and editing just like real authors. Local author Jane R. Wood spoke to the class on how books are published, explaining the di erent parts of a book and how a book is put together. Wood and fellow author Frances Keiser published the book for the class, using publishing industry standards, complete with a copyright page and a blurb and testimonials on the back cover. We wanted to give the students a realworld experience. Theyll never look at a book the same way again. They also learned a great deal about the writing process, said Wood. Topics selected by the class included how early students rode to school in a rickety old, wooden school bus being pulled by two large and very smelly horses; how students had to carry water in a bucket from an old water pump; and how they no longer had to light kerosene lamps because electricity was added to the school in 1936.S Another student wrote a poem titled Lorettos Big Giant Oak Tree and others described current activities at the school such as the Booster Fun Run and Lego League. Two other students envisioned what life would be like for the schools 200th anniversary, with students arriving on hover boards and engaging in a geography lesson with a three-dimensional hologram of a teacher in China. Students described their writing experience as awesome, exciting and fun. According Smigaj, who will retire from teaching this year, This project was a wonderful way to involve all the children in their own learning. It allowed them to explore di erent genres of writing and put them all together in a well-structured and organized nished product. Loretto students celebrate writing neighbors in need to visit every two weeks, is to provide 35 to 40 pounds of dry staple groceries each visit that will stretch their monthly budget by $75 to $100. These are dollars that can be used at their discretion toward additional food or other critical expenses such as medicine, doctor visits, rent, utilities or other areas of speci c need. The new food pantry has set as its mission statement, Daily Bread Food Pantry exists to help meet the nutritional requirements of our needy neighbors through the distribution of food and any other available services that may o er hope and display Gods love and compassion through loving people to love Jesus Christ. Daily Bread Food Pantry is located at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 12001 Mandarin Road and is open every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. They serve families living in zip codes 32257, 32258, 32259 and 32223. Anyone needing assistance may visit the pantry once every two weeks and the only requirement is proof of residence in one of the above zip codes. Donations of dry groceries or cash are gratefully accepted and may be made at Mandarin Presbyterian Church and dropped o during hours of operation or at any time during the week at the church o ce.Daily Bread cont. from page 1The Mandarin Branch Library celebrated Summer Reading 2013 with a kick-off party on Tuesday, June 11 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. In just one hour, 72 children registered for the Summer Reading Program with 99 customers enjoying the refreshments. Pictured are David Foster, Frances Wickes and Hongying Song. Its summer reading time! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 GET IN TO YOUR NEW HOME BEFORE THE START OF SCHOOL!Kathy Akel REALTOR 11226 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Mobile : (904) 673-9886 kathyakel@watsonrealtycorp.com Web-site: kathyakel.watsonrealtycorp.comI truly enjoy meeting people everyday and helping them on their homes, land and investment properties. Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS Under Construction Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private LessonsTeacher Training ~~Ever thought about being a yoga teacher? Well Check this out!! Yoga Den has been certifying teachers at the 200 hr. level since 2004. ~ Proven program at the most affordable price! ~ July has a 3 week intensive that is closed In August we begin the 1 weekend per month for 9 months. In January a 6 month program begins that meets 3 days per month. Expect the unexpected!! ~~ 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, just south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 Workshops ~~ July 13-14th Exploring the Chakras Workshop! Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed! ~ July 19th Yoga Basics workshop: Good for beginners or refine your practice! ~ July 20th Arm Balance workshop Learn to fly! ~ August 3-4th Restorative Yoga Workshop! Restoring connections between mind and Bodies! Dog Training & Problem Solving Positive Rewardbased TrainingMember Association of Pet Dog TrainersRenate Kinscheck 230-9762 mally _241@yahoo.comDiscount to Rescue Dogs Mandarin Lions Club members conducted a food drive on May 11 in front of the Publix supermarket on Old St Augustine Road. This drive netted 1,500 pounds of food and water for the Mandarin Food Bank to help those in the Mandarin community who are experiencing dif cult times. Pictured are Larry Hopkins, Juan Fuentes, Dianne Briery, Tom Miller, Melton Briery and James Eadds. For information on how to be a member of the Mandarin Lions Club, please contact Larry Hopkins at 303-2075. Lions conduct food drive On Friday, May 17, the 2013 senior class at Christs Church Academy gathered for one last time as a group to celebrate the past 13-years of their academic lives at their high school graduation ceremony. Amid the caps and gowns, smiles and tears, were re ections of the past and optimism of the future as the young adults prepare to embark on a new adventure. The thing Ill miss the most about CCA is knowing all of the teachers and students by name. Ill will miss the family atmosphere that Ive grown up in at CCA, said Krista Rogers, CCAs co-valedictorian who has been attending Christs Church Academy since kindergarten. She will CCA celebrates gradsstudy at Southeastern University in Lakeland this fall. Maintaining the schools 100 percent college acceptance rate, this CCA graduating class of 37 students will be attending some top colleges and universities which include a lengthy list of academic and athletic scholarships. Seventy percent of the students in this class were members of the National Honor Society. Twenty- ve percent of the CCA Class of 2013 were accepted to the University of Florida and others will be attending schools such as Florida State University, the University of North Florida, the University of Central Florida, Clemson and Auburn, to name a few. Since graduating senior classes, our graduates have received collectively over 4 million dollars in scholarship monies over the last six years. CCAs Class of 2013 has earned a total of 9,500 community service hours helping people right here in the Jacksonville community and also on a senior mission trip to New York City. During their time in New York, the seniors were able to work with shut-ins, the homeless and bless those less fortunate. One of their favorite memories was performing on the streets of New York as a crowd gathered. The CCA Class of 2013 is an amazing group of young people who have huge hearts for walking out their faith and understand the calling on their lives to love out loud. It is exciting to know these gifted students will go on to the next season of their lives and achieve great things. We are grateful that their families chose to walk alongside the sta and faculty at CCA for these signi cant school years and milestones.the day. Proceeds from the Derby Run party bene t Community Hospice and stay in St. Johns County, providing quality hospice care for our friends and neighbors. The event raised more than $7,000 in ticket and auction sales during an afternoon that included live bluegrass music from St. Augustine-based band The Driftwoods, complimentary mint juleps courtesy of Theresa and J.B. Coomes and a bu et dinner catered by Culinary Out- tters. In the spirit of the derby, many ladies wore stylish hats while the men showed o their best attire. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida was established in 1979. Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the rst and only locally-based, nonpro t hospice provider to serve residents of the First Coast. The organization helps approximately 1,300 patients and their families to live better with advanced illness. During its 34-year history, Community Hospice has served more than 85,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns countiesat home, in long term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its six inpatient care centers conveniently located throughout the area. To learn more about the support and services of Community Hospice, visit www.CommunityHospice.com.Kentucky Derby party cont. from pg. 1

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine July 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Were Building Something SpecialEpiscopal Early Learning Academy at San Jose opens August 2013At Episcopal Early Learning Academy you will nd a home-like environment that is warm and inviting. Nurturing early childhood professionals provide a sense of security that encourages children age 6 weeks-VPK to explore and investigate the world around them. Now Pre-Registering!Visit our website at episcopalearlylearning.com for updates on construction progress and admissions. 904-674-6222 Podiatry for the whole family! 8825 Perimeter Park Blvd. Suite 401 Jacksonville, FL 32216 In 2002, I was taking a Saturday course for history teachers at the University of Florida. One Saturday is particularly memorable not for the class itself, but for what happened at lunch afterward. I was at a pizza place and was seated by the window looking out on University Drive just east of 13th Street. It was an unusually quiet Saturday until a large number of people began gathering on opposite corners of that intersection. On one corner was a large group of whites standing around their cars in a parking lot. A second group of mostly AfricanAmericans gathered on the opposite corner around the large brick University of Florida sign. Then, a third group began to appear. Gainesville police began to park several cruisers on the street between the other groups. Not until the group of whites took from their cars and donned Ku Klux Klan robes and hoods did I know what was happening. For the next 45 minutes, the whites chanted and waved their picket signs with messages of white supremacy while the predominantly African-American group responded with anti-Klan messages. Fortunately, on that day, nothing more happened. Each group, including the police, would pack their things and leave peacefully.Mandarins rich history is as deep as the roots of the majestic oaks that dot its landscape. When JEA trims trees in your community, our goal is to nd the right balance between safety, reliability, aesthetics, the health of the tree and your wishes. JEAs four degreed foresters and six certi ed arborists work hard to prioritize your wishes while ensuring the health of the trees and the integrity of lines that bring you and your neighbors power. Statistics show that tree trimming reduces the number of outages you may experience and protects against storm-related damage. Its also the law. E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School DistrictSo, what? Other than a lot of noise, some slightly interrupted tra c and more than a few tax dollars spent on the police protection, nothing really happened. Or did it? What actually occurred was democracy. Citizens with opposing views peacefully gathered to voice their opinions with publicly funded security protecting the rights of each group to do so. With varying degrees of disruption, such incidents are historically common: the Boston Tea Party, Su ragettes, anti-Vietnam War and the Occupy Wall Street protests are just a few. I occasionally referenced the Klan/anti-Klan rally in my class discussions as an example of several fundamental principles of democracy. It serves equally well here. Weve been examining the 12 principles o ered by R. Freeman Butts as the most fundamental to civics education. The Gainesville event is an excellent example of the next two of these principles, participation and due process. The First Amendment guarantees ve freedoms including assembly and speech. Both are activities crucial to free and open democratic participation. We have available to us numerous prudent methods of democratic participation, public demonstrations being but one. However, Butts warned, healthy participation has a corrupted form called majoritarianism; the practice of making decisions by majority rule. In its worst extreme, majority rule can deprive a minority group of its rights, e.g. Jim Crow, womens su rage, cultural assimilation of Native Americans. How, then, can majoritarianism be avoided? Due process is the judicial requirement that all laws be written and applied to all citizens equally. Therefore, regardless of how extreme or controversial it may be, any person or group has the right to be heard, to assemble and to be treated equally under the law. As is often said, I may disagree unto death with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it. Tree trimming explainedBy Contributing Writer Mike Brost, Vice President/General Manager, Electric Systems, JEAJEA is charged with maintaining power lines and making sure a speci c distance exists between the lines and trees and other objects. We know when we work in your community, you want us to trim with care. We use what is commonly called directional pruning to train the tree to grow away from the power lines. Trimming, in fact, reduces the need to remove a tree. When a tree does need to be removed, we work with customers to replace trees with more appropriate species. We also work closely with Greenscape of Jacksonville, along with other local and national treerelated organizations. In fact, for the second consecutive year, JEA was recognized as a Tree Line USA utility by the Arbor Day Foundation. JEA achieved the Tree Line USA award by meeting ve program standards: following industry standards for quality tree care; providing annual working training in best tree-care practices; sponsoring a tree-planting and public education program; maintaining a tree-based energy conservation program; and participating in an Arbor Day celebration. What can you do to help preserve our beautiful tree canopy and to support good electric reliability in your neighborhood? Look up before you plant a tree to make sure you have the right tree in the right place. Customers served by underground power lines can also help. By keeping a healthy vegetation clearance around underground equipment (the big green box), JEA crews can work more quickly and safely to restore your power. Plants are also less likely to be damaged by workers trying to access underground equipment. Any plants should be at least 15 feet from the front of the pad and at least three feet from the sides and back. You can nd this and other information about tree trimming at www.jea.com or on JEAs YouTube channel (NewsFromJEA). This year the St. Joseph Catholic School students did an amazing job with Accelerated Reader! The second through eighth graders read over 221 million words and earned over 32,000 points! Our top four point earners this year were John Bokros (sixth grade) with 2153 points, Melanie Kienlen (seventh grade) with 661 points, Lucia Macchi (sixth grade) with 559 points and Connor Murphy (third grade) with 523 points. The top point earners now have their name on a special plaque that will be displayed in the library. Here they are showing off the plaque during our Lunch with the Principal celebration at Als Pizza on May 21. Congratulations to everyone this year for their hard work!Congratulations, readers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 To triumph over cancer once is hard enough. But to face cancer three times takes remarkable courage and a top, coordinated team of specialists. In Janes case, that team included the multi-disciplinary experts at Baptists Hill Breast Center, the surgical care team at Baptist South, and her breast care coordinator, Marcelle, to be with her every step of the way. At Baptist, were bringing together clinical expertise and personalized care to improve outcomes. Thats changing health care for good.Jane survived cancer. Three times. Visit baptistjax.com to hear Janes story. Brian E. 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Cant gure out Microsoft 2010? Unsure how to create an Excel spreadsheet for your new job? Need assistance with your new E reader? Then, the Mandarin area libraries are the place for you. Schedule an appointment for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media, job searches, computer classes and Put the sizzle in your summer at the Mandarin Libraries!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman offers e services and computer training for customers at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Go to the JPL website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org for her schedule. much more with our very own eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman. She is at the Mandarin Branch Library each Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and each Friday at the South Mandarin Branch Library from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. For a complete list of computer classes and e services being o ered by Peretzman, please contact the Mandarin Branch at 2625201 and the South Mandarin Branch at 288-6385 or check the JPL website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org. Learn about animals and their habitats from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens education sta and docents at the Mandarin Branch on Wednesday, July 10 at 2:30 p.m. The zoo visits the South Mandarin Branch on Thursday, July 18 at 2:30 p.m. with special guest State Representative Charles McBurney who will be reading a story. Please note the zoo programs are for children entering grades kindergarten through six. Teens can get a taste for a new book at the Teen Book Tasting program at the Mandarin Branch on Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. Teens can enjoy a short book talk and then have fun matching the book title to tasty treats being served. For teens, ages 12 to 18. Make your own masquerade, superhero or butter y mask to hide your secret identity at the South Mandarin Branch on Wednesday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. There are snacks and a ra e, too! For tweens and teens, ages 10 to 18. Traveling Tales is a unique collection of thematic story time programs. Each Traveling Tales kit contains a childrens program for you to check out and take home. Traveling Tales kits encourage reading readiness and language skills for children ages two through ve. The kit includes books, puppets, songs, craft ideas, snack recipes, a music CD, a DVD and a annel board story all related to a theme. You can borrow up to three kits for three weeks and return them to any Jacksonville library. Kits can be renewed one time. For more information about our new and improved Traveling Tales, please call the Main Library at 630-2417 and reserve a kit today! And nally, did you know that 41,366 books were read during the Summer Reading Program in 2012? Help us break that record this summer and visit your favorite library in Mandarin and Dig into Reading! The Arbor Day Foundation has a booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, stepby-step process. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonpro t tree-planting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identi cation guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.Tree identi cation booklet helps people identify tree species in FloridaNature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket eld guide one of the most user-friendly resources to have. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail to depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identi cation in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation o ers this booklet to help people identify trees in Florida and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to look for in the shape of the leaves, di erences in the leaf stems and twig structures and speci c characteristics of fruits, owers, buds and bark. Our What Tree Is That? pocket brochure is an ideal resource for developing a greater appreciation for trees, said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation strives to help people enjoy and appreciate trees, and we feel our pocket eld guide will do just that. What Tree is That? is also available as an online interactive version at arborday.org. To obtain a tree identi cation guide in full color, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at arborday.org. Independence Day July 4 Mandarin NewsLineYOUR Community NewspaperFor more information on advertising, call Heather Seay 904-886-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.com

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine July 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Check with us rst for the NEWEST ITEMS & LOWEST PRICES In the Business of Building Businesses Since 1894John ODell & AssociatesWe represent over 700 suppliers Custom imprinting on thousands of items for Business, Fund Raising, Organizations, Schools, Sports, EventsCall 904-322-0383E-mail: jodell3@ymail.com Member Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 A FULL SERVICE GROOMING SALON260-3888 corner of Loretto & San Jose $5 OFFNew Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 7/31/13.10% OFF New Customers Only. Please present coupon while dropping off dog. Cannot be combined with any other offers. EXP 7/31/13. Just after World War I ended, a group of Mandarin residents who had joined together during the war as the Liberty League decided to continue their meetings at what was then Mandarin School. The Liberty League had provided blankets to the soldiers and sold war bonds during the war. In 1923 the group changed its name to the Mandarin Commu-Congratulations to Mandarin Community Club on 90th anniversary By Karl Kennellnity Club and continued meeting, focusing on village needs and concerns. At the rst meeting in July 1923, the village postmaster and proprietor of the store next to the club, Walter Jones, was elected the rst president of the club. Some 90 years later, the club is still located in the heart of historic Mandarin near the St. Johns River in building that was once the Mandarin School. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and housed the school founded by famed author Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1872. For more than 57 years, Mandarin children received instruction at the Mandarin School; the school was closed in 1929. In 1936, the building was purchased by Edwin and Carr Mina Jones and presented as a gift to the Mandarin Community Club. Since that time, the building has commonly been referred to as the Mandarin Community Club. Today the Mandarin Community Club still serves the community in preserving our history as well as providing events such as the annual Mandarin Arts Festival for all of Mandarin and our neighbors to enjoy. Congratulations, Mandarin Community Club, on your 90th anniversary year!As we enter the summer months and the traditional curtailment of many arts events, it is exciting to hear of a program which is currently expanding both in available space and in activities. The Florida Ballet, which has been in the community for more than 30 years under the direction of Laurie Picinich Byrd, is doing just that. It recently added over 3800 square feet from the building adjacent to its existing studios in downtown Jacksonville. In addition to current activities, this will provide an informal performance venue with tiered seating to accommodate approximately 100 people. It will also make it possible to present such unique o erings as lunchtime programs for seniors and weekend young peoples concerts as well as early evening after work performances and will enable expansion of current collaborations of the Florida Ballet with other art forms such as the annual Ballet de Marais with Walter Parks and his Jazz Trio and Philip Pan, Concertmaster of the Jacksonville Symphony. Additionally, it will provide needed extra studio space to accommodate the recently established Florida Ballet Conservatory. In this program, middle and high school students attend daily ballet and related dance classes and work on academic education in one location. Similar to existing Conservatory programs in other major cities, it provides the opportunity for talented young students preparing for careers in dance performance and related areas such as teaching, choreography and dance therapy, to have the advantage of a thorough training program while provid-Encore!An exciting new arts projectBy Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitying designated time for academic studies. The discipline of dance training has long been recognized for encouraging good work habits and time management, but if not having to balance academics and dance studies with extended commuting between school and studio can relieve some of the pressure, it can be very bene cial.The Florida Ballet training program follows the American Ballet Theatre National curriculum. This can only be taught by certi ed faculty and provides National standards of excellence as proven by student examinations held annually. It is a unique method of maintaining standards.One of the special annual summer programs o ered by the Florida Ballet is the Orlando Ballet/Florida Ballet Summer MiniIntensive. This gives the students an opportunity to work together for two weeks with faculty from both organizations. This is in addition to the regular Summer Intensive and Workshop programs. A performance by students of the summer programs will be held at the Bolles Middle School Auditorium on Saturday July 28. It will feature excerpts from Swan Lake and additional ballet and contemporary works and is open to the public. In addition to many other events, the Florida Ballet will of course present its annual Nutcracker in December at the Lazzara Theater at UNF. It will feature prominent guest artists and will also o er several performances for school children. For additional information you can visit www. oridaballet. org or call 353-7518.Baptist Health Foundation is pleased to announce four additions to its board of directors. The Baptist Health Foundation supports and enhances essential programs and services of the Northeast Florida-based, notfor-pro t Baptist Health system. Baptist Health Foundation raised almost $12 million during scal year 2012, thanks to the generosity of many caring individuals and organizations throughout the region. The new directors are: Dan Edelman, CPA, managing partner of the Florida practice of Dixon Hughes PLLC. A certi ed public account with 30 years of experience, Edelman concentrates on general business consulting. He also serves as chairman of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation Board and on Kipp Jacksonville Schools Board of Directors. William Mason, Ed.D, FACHE, president emeritus of Baptist Health. Mason recently retired from the Baptist Health and Wolfson Childrens Hospital boards of directors, on which he served for 15 years after retiring as president and CEO of Baptist Health. Mason was recently named an emeritus member of both boards and he has also previously served as president of the Baptist Health Foundation. Jane Rollinson, president and CEO of Criterion Consulting Solutions where she heads the healthcare division. She has held top executive roles at several medical and insurance companies over her 28-year business career, moving to consulting in 2007. She serves on the associate board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida and on the Presidents Council of the Cancer Support Community, an international nonpro t that provides support, education and hope to people a ected by cancer. Terry West, president and CEO of VyStar Credit Union, a Jacksonville-based credit union with more than 400,000 members and assets of more than $4.7 million. A former middle school mathematics teacher, he chaired the 2011 United Way campaign for United Way of Northeast Florida, helping raise more than $25.5 million for the community. Each of these new members brings an exemplary professional and philanthropic background to the Baptist Health Foundation, said Pierre Allaire, Ph.D., Baptist Health vice president and chief development o cer who oversees the Baptist Health Foundation. Foundation adds four new members to its board of directors

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP A Taste of Germany We Import Directly from Germany! PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 2679 conducted a ag retirement ceremony for the St. Josephs Catholic Church and the Mandarin community at large. The beautiful and warm Saturday morning set the scene for a digni ed burning of United States ags that have become worn beyond repair. The United States Flag Code simply reads: The ag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a tting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a digni- ed way, preferably by burning. The ceremony was held on June 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. on the church grounds where Knights of Columbus hosts ag retirement ceremony By Contributing Writer Rufus C. Lawrence, Knights of Columbus Council 10850 and Assembly 2679 dignitaries, military veterans and citizens witnessed and took part in the beautiful ceremony. It began with an invocation by Father Daniel Cody, pastor of St. Josephs Catholic Church followed by the moving bugle call To the Colors rendered by bugler Russ Tooke. Rod Cruz, the Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council spoke about the signi cance of the folding of the American ag. Veterans, scouts and children then respectfully cut the ags as prescribed by the United States Flag Code to prepare for burning. As participants placed the parts of the ags onto Jay Jay Eyler and former Marine Vietnam veteran Sir Knight Tony DAleo. Sir Knights Larry Kaeding, Rod Cruz, Tony DAleo, Father Bernie Ahern, Steve Kerlin, John Holechek, Bruce Ennis and seated: Father Daniel Cody.the re pit, the Knights of Columbus Color Corps Commander Steve Kerlin recited the poem My Name is Old Glory. Father Bernard Ahern, who is a retired Navy captain of the Chaplain Corps, gave the benediction. Retired General Sir Knight John Holechek spoke about the origins of Taps and then bugler Tooke closed the ceremony with a moving rendition of Taps. Sir Knight Bruce Ennis, the assemblys Faithful Navigator, who was the emcee for the event, o cially recognized all of the guests and dignitaries. The Knights of Columbus are planning to o er this ceremony as an annual event for the Mandarin community. It was a beautiful and moving experience for those who attended and participated. We hope to see more of the areas residents participate in the future ag retirement ceremonials. Carol Sanford in Loretto Elementarys time out or Kindergarten Cops jail at Relay for LifeMandarin, which was held on June 1. Team Loretto raised $1848 for this community event which aims to beat cancer. The Rah Rah Sisters (also led by Carol Sanford) raised $2994. The total so far for the entire Mandarin Relay is about $57,000. Congratulations! Loretto supports RelayLike the idea of Challenge Day? Want to help Be the Change?Challenge Day, an anti-bullying program, is coming soon to Mandarin High School Visit www.challengeday. org to learn more about the program. Donate money to contribute towards buying food and shirts for the students by visiting www. gofundme.com/ MHSChallengeDay. Donate items to the Challenge Day yard sale, to be held on July 19 at the school. (See Whats New section of this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!) Sign up as an adult volunteer for the program, which lasts from 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 2 and 3. Please email nykerkr@duvalschools. org if you are interested! Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine July 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Eective August 1, 2013, Glenn W. Knox, MD of Mandarin Hearing and Balance Center will become the Chief of the Otolaryngology Division at UFHealth Medical Center in Jacksonville. At that time, his current practice at 12276 San Jose Boulevard will close. Patients may obtain their medical records by completing a records release form. Please return it by July 15, 2013. If you choose to have these records mailed to you, please enclose a check for $5.00. If you would like to pick up your records, they will be available for pick up from July 24 to July 31, 2013 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 12276 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 516. You may continue to see Dr. Knox at UFHealth by calling the ENT appointment line at 904-383-1017. Please take your records to any future appointments. ank you for your support at our Mandarin oce for the past thirteen years. Dr. Knox looks forward to seeing you at UFHealth (formerly known as the University of Florida Shands-Jacksonville), 653 West Eighth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSThe American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTEDBIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. 11945 San Jose Blvd, Bldg. 400, Jacksonville, FL 32223 14540 Old St. Augustine Rd, Bdlg. 2, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Gynecological Care New age bio identical hor mone replacement therapy Sekine, Rasner & Brock of Jacksonville oers Womens Health Care for all ages!Everything a woman needs in one visit including examination, mammography and lab assement.In-Oce Procedures (Permanent Birth Control)(Treatment for Heavy Periods) Obstetrical Care Ultrasound Call TODAY for an appointment! The Rotary Club of Mandarin had the pleasure of serving dinner to approximately 320 military personnel and their family members at the Mayport USO Club on May 13. It is one of the ways we say thank you for their commitment to service. At the end of each school year, we recognize the fth grade graduating classes students of the year. This years honorees are: Crown Point Anna Ceballos and Gage Bednarz Mandarin Oaks Ariana Katsaras and Princeton Joseph Loretto Ashley Rickets and Megan Lester Greenland Pines Tyler Glass and Haley Cloer Bartram Springs Catherine Price and Adit Saxena The recipients of this years Mandarin Rotary Charity Grant request are Jacksonville Zoological Society, New Heights of N.E. Florida, Community Con-The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is partnering with Purina to waive adoption fees on pets for adults 55 and older. Through the new program, JHS hopes to increase the number of adoptions at the shelter. Pet ownership helps people feel healthier, happier and more engaged with the community, said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director. Even more importantly, pets encourage people to exercise and interact with others socially. We hope this new program will bene t people and pets, bringing joy to adopters and loving new homes to animals. According to Ed Kane, PhD, author of For Seniors: Pets Are Just Plain Healthy, pet owners enjoy more exercise, social interaction and laughter. Additionally, Kane reports Jacksonvilles newest college prep schools, San Jose Academy and San Jose Preparatory High School, are preparing to open on August 19 on Sunbeam Road in Mandarin. These schools will serve grades six through 12, with San Jose Academy serving Middle School grades six through eight and San Jose Preparatory High School serving grades nine Whats New with Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarinnections of Jacksonville, Faces of Jacksonville Camp, Cathedral Arts, Learning For Life North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council, Educate Today, Life Skills Outreach Learning and Support, Inc. ( Team Autism ), Family Support Services, Wildlife Reserve Coalition of Northeast Florida and Pine Council. It is Mandarin Rotarys year end and we would like to thank our outgoing president, Jim Register. Under his leadership we received the Presidential Citation and the Premier Club Award from Rotary International. Our incoming president is Steve Lazar. We wish Steve and his board great success in the upcoming year. 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.Humane Society waives fees for people 55 and older pet owners tend to have lower medical costs and better overall psychological well-being. The Purina-sponsored adoption program covers a pets adoption fee, including the cost of spaying or neutering the animal, initial inoculations, microchipping, heartworm testing and feline leukemia and FIV screening. Adopters must purchase heartworm prevention for dogs six months and older. Prices range up to $30 for a sixmonth supply. Duval County residents must also purchase a $20 rabies tag at the time of adoption. More information about the program is available at www.purina.com/petsfor55plus. To learn more about adopting a pet from JHS, visit www. jaxhumane.org. New college prep schools opening soon in Mandarinthrough 12. Both schools will be under the leadership of Dr. Mary Webster, an educator with over 20 years of educational experience in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. Dr. Webster says that she is delighted to bring her experiences as a teacher, administrator, Head of School and International Baccalaureate examiner to the San Jose schools. Both schools are located at 4072 Sunbeam Road, just east of San Jose Boulevard; construction work is underway and students and parents will enjoy a completely renovated facility when the work is completed. The school will prepare students for college through their educational program which combines projectbased learning, integration of technology in all lessons and classrooms and professional internships. San Jose also plans to have a strong integration of the arts which will include an Artist in Residence and partnerships with some of Jacksonvilles best known members of the arts community. Dr. Webster is excited to create a school here in South Jacksonville that will be a centerpiece for the entire community. As Dr. Webster puts it, Our schools are founded on a strong curriculum delivered via technology with project based learning. Our educational program focuses on each students strengths and develops a passion for lifelong learning, service and provides opportunities for everyone to learn to lead. Dr. Webster was a School Leader at Lincoln Park Academy which was frequently named in Newsweeks Top 100 schools in the nation and she is excited to give the students and parents in the community such a high-quality school. The school will be holding informational events over the next several months for parents Dr. Mary Webster Construction is underway!who would like to meet Dr. Webster or learn more about the schools. Dr. Webster advises you act quickly as seats are lling quickly and you can avoid the lottery and waiting list if you enroll now. To be eligible for enrollment you must live in Jacksonville and be entering grades six through 12 for the upcoming school year. Be sure to look for their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: May 31 New: June 8First Quarter: June 16Full: June 23

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News H H H H H H a a r d d d d d d a g e G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d e n s F F F F F u n e r a l l l l l l H H H H H o m e o f f f f f f M M M M M a n d d d d d d a r r i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ M assage ~ M ental Health C ounseling ~ F unctional M edicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal R ehab ~ Nutrition C ounseling ~ M eal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with H eadaches, Back, L eg, & N eck Pain, Work & A uto I njuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with: Weight L oss, F atigue, Diabetes, Depression, A nxiety, H igh Blood Pressure, F ibromyalgia, ADHD, A utoimmunity, Gluten I ntolerance, to name a few.268-65689957 M oorings Dr., S te. 403 (o of S an Jose Blvd) M andarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com Chiropr a M eal Pl Wei F i b 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Freedom Christian Fellowship will hold its Mega Sports VBS Camp for kindergarteners through fth graders from July 25 through July 28. On Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26, camp will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, camp will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will include water slides and concession foods. Finally, on Sunday, July 28, water slides and a church picnic will be held from 10:45 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Parents, please register your child online at www. fcfjax.org/ministries/children. Dont miss the most fun this summer! Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin.An excellent documentary lm on the global sex trade, Jehovahs Witnesses in the Jacksonville area are making plans to attend their annual convention. The 13 theme of the convention is Gods Word is Truth! In addition to other conventions being held around the earth, there will be one held at the Veterans Memorial Arena on July 5 through 7, each day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jehovahs Witnesses recognize the value in the family arrangement and this years theme draws attention to a core family value for each of us. The Bible is valued as a trustworthy guide and it provides sound advice that each member can apply in these troubled times. All those who attend this convention will bene t from the scriptural encouragement that will be given. The program will include a talk entitled What is Truth? This talk will examine why we can trust Gods Word, the Bible. There will also be presented two dramatic plays, which will bring Each year, the Block family o ers a Food Challenge to the community which bene ts the Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry at Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). The Blocks, whose commitment to supporting the food pantry has long been a family a air, matches dollar-for-dollar all donations made to the pantry during the months of April and May. Through its on-site food pantry, JFCS served a total of over 7,000 people last year alone. The pantry, which is open only on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., distributed 68,000 meals a number that has continued to Jewish Java was perking with new faces and old friends in June! Twenty-one locals and Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, will be shown at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Kasey Mogle Friendship Hall. Learn more about the lm at www.nefariousdocumentary.com. Crystal Freed, a Mandarin area resident, is making the lm available to churches and other support groups working on human tra cking in Jacksonville. The lm is appropriate for adults and youth in the community.Lifetree Caf serves up stimulating conversations on interesting topics at two locations in Mandarin. 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 July are: July 2 and 3: When He Becomes She a transgenders journey will be shared; July 9 and 10: Coping with Grief nd your path to peace; July 16 and 17: UFOs chilling tales from the most abducted man; July 23 and 24: Toxic Faith when religion hurts; July 30 and 31: Mental Illness breaking the silence, overcoming the shame; and August 6 and 7: METH stories of horror and hope. Come join the conversations. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center 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. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ LTCHopeJAX. Mandarin United Methodist Church announces that Cross Country Music Camp will be held July 29 through August 4. Camp will be 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2 with a full rehearsal on Saturday, August 3 and a performance on August 4. The camp is open to 50 children who have completed second through fth grades. Please register online at mumc.net.Jehovahs Witnesses invite all to attend Gods Word is Truth! conventionBible stories and their lessons to life. In addition, new resources will be provided that will aid individuals and families in their personal Bible study, which is a priority for Jehovahs Witnesses. The public is welcome. There is no admission fee and no collection plates are passed. Conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. An estimated 11,000 attendees are expected to attend each day to hear the Bible-based programs. Although the program begins on Friday, delegates will gather on Thursday, July 4, to thoroughly clean and make minor repairs to the facility in preparation for what is viewed as a most sacred event. The pre-event work day was attended to by over 600 volunteers last year with a similar number expected this year. Worldwide, there are over 7,782,000 Witnesses in more than 111,000 congregations, each eagerly anticipating this convention in their area. Additional information can be found on the Witnesses o cial website: jw.org. Hunger in JacksonvilleIts a challengeBy Contributing Writer Helen Hillgrow. With the generosity of the Block familys match, JFCS raise $27,000 directly bene ting our Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry. Its all about alleviating hunger, said Bill Block at his Darifair Foods o ce when asked why he and his family do this. It is unacceptable that anyone go to bed hungry. But unfortunately, hunger is a real problem. Statistics show that one in six people su er from hunger in Jacksonville. A spokesperson for the pantry said that even after the challenge, donations of nonperishable foods, as well as cash donations, are always welcome. During the summer there is an additional burden. Families of children who receive free or subsidized meals during the school year have to make up for that di erence during the summer and provide more meals for their children at home. Food pantries throughout the community are often even busier during the summer months than one would expect. JFCS is a social service agency that has served the entire community since 1917. If you want to help JFCS by organizing a food drive or provide volunteer support or nancial support to help alleviate hunger in Jacksonville, please call 4481933 or visit www.jfcsjax.org Jewish Java enjoys new venueBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinator newcomers enjoyed the friendly ambiance of our new venue Village Bread Caf on San Jose Boulevard. The private room we will be using from now on is very conducive to friendly and spirited conversations. As always, new friendships and other important connections were made. Breakfast items are available for purchase; co ee and tea are free for attendees. We invite you to join us for our next Java on Wednesday, July 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Village Bread Caf. Generally, we meet the rst Wednesday of every month; however, due to the holidays (Independence Day and Rosh Hashanah) we will meet the second Wednesday of the month in July and September. If you are new to the community or you are newly interested in making Jewish connections, please contact Shalom Jacksonville coordinator Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org. Shalom Jacksonville the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com need customers?886-4919

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Also, give the puppy a chew toy or stu ed kong while he is in the crate. Alternatively, you can tie the puppy to your waist using a seven to 10 foot leash. At three weeks of age, a puppy can only hold it for 45 minutes, according to Ian Dunbar, renown dog behaviorist. So, at that age, take the puppy outside every 45 minutes. As you are taking her out, say outside. As she is eliminating, repeat a special word such as pee pee or poo poo. This will help later if you want your dog to eliminate on command. How to housetrain a new puppyBy Contributing Writer Renate Kinscheck, dog training and problem solvingPraise her profusely as soon as she has nished. If your puppy starts to relieve himself in the house, sharply and loudly say no and grabbing the leash and heading for the door, say rmly outside. If you have to leave your puppy alone at home for longer than an hour and overnight, con ne him to a small room or a blocked-o portion of a room or hallway, with some newspapers where he can relieve himself away from where he is lying down. If you have left your dog with access to the house and he has relieved himself in your absence, do not punish him. Dont rub his nose in it. You let him have access to the house before he was ready. Even if you believe that punishment is appropriate, it is too late now. After time has elapsed, he wont know why he is being punished. Be aware that if you do punish your puppy, he may engage in submissive urination. Some puppies and even older dogs urinate as a way to show submission or appeasement. For additional information, please contact mally241@gmail. com. I tell the children they can choose to have fun no matter where they are. Art projects, sprinklers in the backyard, lemonade stands and reading can easily ll most days. When you must get out of the house, there are countless options within 30 minutes of home! Summer vacation can be amazing without leaving town. This would be much harder if we lived in, say, the desert of Nevada. But, really, we have a huge advantage living on the First Coast! On my blog, www. SimplyStAugustine.com, Im posting 1 Days of Summer where I share free and inexpensive things to do in St. Augustine and nearby. Ill share some of my favorite discoveries here; for more join me online! Picasso: Art and Arena. I just learned that the Picasso exhibit at the Visitors Center in downtown St. Augustine o ers free admission for St. Johns County students (bring ID if you have one)! Families from Duval County and other areas can all see Picassos work rsthand for a group price of $20. This will be most students rst encounter with ne arttake advantage of it being in our own backyard. Lightner Museum: Free for St. Johns County Residents. Lightner Museum is sometimes called The Smithsonian of the South. The fun, quirky collec-Purposeful ParentingStaycationBy Allie Olsention is transformed into an attraction that can hold childrens attention with the help of their scavenger hunt. Youll look for a shrunken head, snow owl, a unique stein and other antiques that the kids could otherwise walk right by. Alpine Groves Park: So youve probably been to Alpine Groves by now. But in case you need a reminder, here it is: Go to Alpine Groves! Park in the rst lot and enjoy the meandering walk back to the river to make a morning of it. Dont forget a picnic lunchtheres nothing nearby to buy a quick lunchand please remember bug spray! Frisbees, bubbles, binoculars and Floridas Fabulous Birds or Floridas Fabulous Trees books are optional but highly recommended. You could ll two or three summers enjoying all St. Augustine and Jacksonville have to o er. Our family made a long list of everything the kids want to do, from beach dates with family to cotton candy making and sleepover dates with friends and even some unique opportunities to serve others as a family. Peppered in there are attractions the kids really want to see; I hope to make a lot of memories here at home without blowing the budget! Have a fun, safe and happy summer! Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.HS@rtpublishinginc.comBring the family and join in the fun at the Summer Celebration and Concert in the Park at Walter Jones Historical Park on Sunday afternoon, July 7 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This free event is hosted by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society in the citys historical park, located on a beautiful 10 acre riverfront parcel at 11964 Mandarin Road. What a great way to wind up the 4th of July weekend! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic basket (no alcohol) if you wish and sit under the majestic live oak trees while enjoying some wonderful folk and traditional music all afternoon. Al Poindexter and River Rise, a popular local folk band will be playing original music that will entertain and educate you about people and places in Florida through their musical storytelling. Also entertaining Wind up the 4th of July weekend with Mandarin Museumwill be the Jacksonville Old Time Jam, a group that plays old time traditional tunes that are sure to get your feet stomping and the children dancing. Fiddles, banjos, guitars, upright bass and harmonicas feel good music all day long! Many musicians are involved to present this program, volunteering their time and talent for the pleasure of the community. Another special feature of the event is a classic car show that will be taking place on the grounds vehicles ranging from a Model A to a Mustang. This wide variety of cars are all owned by local residents who would love to show them o to you and tell you all about the history of their model. The Mandarin Museum and the historic 1875 Webb Farmhouse will be open during the afternoon, so visitors may learn about the people, events, and lifestyles of those who preceded us here in this beautiful place. You can also stroll through the park, walk along the boardwalk and visit County Dock to look for manatees. Bring the kids as they will love the music and there will be activities especially for them as well, including old fashioned games that children would have played in days gone by. Some food items will be available including hotdogs, sausages and sodas from Wattsies Fancy Dogs, a Mandarin business. Parking is across the street at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church. For more information, please call 268-0784, email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net or check the website at www. mandarinmuseum.net. So come on out and celebrate summer and our shared heritage in Mandarin. Were making history.and youre a part of it!

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Now that summer has arrived, we have reached the time of year that we can expect St. Johns River shing to really pick up. From downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs, a variety of species of sh will begin to show and make their presence known. Yellowmouth trout, which are now referred to as weak sh, are one of those species you can look forward to This months movie review belongs to the lm The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a comedy for adults and teens to enjoy. Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, portrayed respectively by Steve Carrell and Steve Buscemi, are headlining Vegas magicians and have been friends since childhood. This friendship and their careers are tested by an up and coming street and internet performer Steve Gray, performed by Jim Movie ReviewThe Incredible Burt WonderstoneDirected by: Don Scardino. Starring: Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey and Olivia Wilde. Review by T.G. StantonShould Have Waited for Cable (2 out of 5) Carrey. For many years, Wonderstone and Marvelton have wowed crowds; now audiences are older and fewer and technology and street acts are changing the dynamics. One disastrous act and the friends part ways and the act has to nd a new direction or sink into oblivion. Through his rise to stardom, the incredible Wonderstone has had his way in many things from the way he lives and the relationships he hones and those he shuns. When the bottom drops out, he nds support from Jane, played by Olivia Wilde, one of the many assistants for his act. Surprises come in many packages and in learning from his past, Wonderstone may just learn to deal with his future. Vegas and magicians, who knew? Well, obviously, not the director of this lm. With this group of comedy actors, Don Scardino should have been able to direct a phenomenally funny movie. This did not happen; the dialogue and jokes were stale and tired. Steve Carrells character was played as a self-involved womanizer with concern for no one but himself, while Steve Buscemi was a barely visible sidekickhis character and his performance. Jim Carreys street performer was little more than a self-abusing shockster, who was too obnoxious for his very minimal magical abilities. While Olivia Wildes character was underplayed, though supportive to Wonderstones eventual transformation, many other performers were also under-used. All of the acts were far from incredible, yet the ridiculous was in ample supply and all-in-all this was just one of the poorest lms this year. Listed as a comedy, but a tragedy would perhaps be a better description. Captain Davids Local Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkacatching all summer long. Yellowmouth trout and weak sh have become one and the same. Whether you are shing for one or the other in the St. Johns River, you are shing for the same species of sh. The reason is that it has become too di cult to distinguish the di erence between yellowmouth trout and other similar species of trout because of crossbreeding. Thus the yellowmouth trout and the others have all been grouped into a single species of weak sh. With this current categorization, the weak sh (yellowmouth) come with no minimum size limits and a bag limit of 100 pounds per person. Weak sh have always been great fun to catch for the whole family. Fishing dead bait on a moving tide in about 20 to 25 feet of water or bouncing jigs around bridge pilings can both be productive. Shrimp is usually the bait of choice, but on certain days nothing can beat cut croaker. Any out t with 10 to 15 pound test line, a one ounce egg sinker and a number 2 worm hook will work to boat the smallest and largest of weak sh. When cleaning weak sh, put them on ice rst. This rms the otherwise soft meat, making them easier to let and skin. The lets can be kept fresh if covered with water then frozen solid. They can be cooked any number of ways, but lightly battered and deep fried is always a favorite. If shing for weak sh or any other species of sh, always check the shing regulations for the area you are shing. Fishing regulations can vary greatly throughout the state. In Nassau County there is a 12 inch minimum size with a limit of one sh per person for.....weak sh. Fishing Report: Look for croakers and weak sh at channel markers and deeper holes in the river. Reds on docks and largemouths in creeks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. Mandarin NewsLineis YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comOn Wednesday, July 3, EverBank Field will host a soccer match between two top Mexican teams, Tigres de Monterrey and Cruz Azul. The match begins at 7:30 p.m. This is the latest in a series of professional soccer matches to come through Jacksonville. In the last two years, the USA mens and womens national teams have played at EverBank Field along with the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. Also on July 3, the Suns will be having their 4th of July festivities which will include a giant reworks spectacular. The Suns will also be wearing special red, white and blue jerseys that night. Those jerseys will be auctioned o which proceeds bene ting the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. The Southern League AllStar Game will be played at Bragan Field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on Wednesday, July 17. The Suns will be hosting this annual game for the rst time since 2003. In that year, the current Major League Baseball players that participated in the game include: Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, Joel Hanrahan, Edwin Jackson, J.J. Hardy and Corey Hart. The Jacksonville Sharks have two home games during the month of July. Theyll host the Spokane Shock on Saturday, July 13 and the Tampa Bay Storm on July 27. The game against the Storm will be the teams nal regular season game. Former Duke University basketball star Christian Laettner is hosting a basketball camp for children ages six through 18 from Monday, July 15 to Thursday 18. Laettner, a Ponte Vedra resident, will be conducting the camp at Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex. For more information, please visit www.Laettnerbball.com. Finally, the Jacksonville Jaguars will begin training camp on Friday, July 26. Training camp is expected to last for a couple weeks until the teams rst preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 9. Most of the teams practices during training camp are expected to be open to the public.Local Sports UpdateBy Chad Cushnir

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If being alone in a small craft is not enough motivation to wear a life jacket full time, the chance of being struck or swamped should encourage operators to do so and make that jacket a bright color. These craft sit low in the water and, except for those with sails, are not easy to see in choppy water. Their hull color may even blend with the water and be camou aged. While there are good, sporting reasons for non-bright hulls, an orange ag and bright jacket should be the trade-o My challenge to all motorized vessel operators is to keep in mind the point of view of persons operating this vessel class and the conditions they face. Surveys by Floridas Fish and Wildlife Service indicate the biggest enjoyment concern Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Childrens Hospital, has sponsored Swimming Safari Swim School to o er free swim lessons to students attending the Black Male College Explorers Program sponsored by Edward Waters College, consisting of nearly 100 students this summer. In an e ort to spread water safety awareness, Swimming Safari will be providing the Black Male College Explorers Summer Camp with swim lessons that cater to each child and their speci c needs. Each student will participate in half hour long sessions at community pools throughout June and July. According to the CPSC, the annual average from 2007 to 2009 of drowning related deaths is 390 children ages 0 to 15 per year. This statistic becomes even more astonishing as Florida residents. Florida is a national leader in child drowning deaths. Taking part in formal swimming lessons is proven to reduce the risk of drowning among children signi cantly. As a leader in swim instruction in Northeast Florida it is important for Swimming Safari to use every opportunity available to educate their community on water safety skills. By reaching out to this summer camp, they are passing on precious survival techniques to students who do not regularly have access to pools or professional instruction. Swim school o ers free lessons to needy childrenAt Swimming Safari our mission is to provide every student with the skills needed to become safe, happy and con dent in the water. Our goal is to create safe life-long swimmers who enjoy the water as much as we do! shares owner Joani Maskell. Swimming Safari has become a company known for swim instruction excellence through their comprehensive curriculum that places a strong emphasis on water safety education for students and parents. Their lessons provide an atmosphere lled with encouragement, excitement, and fun. Their expert swim instruction professionals are dedicated to waterproo ng their community one song and kick at a time. Because after all, swim lessons should be about learning to enjoy the water and having respect for the water. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateSafety concerns for non-motorized boatsBy Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8of non-motorized operators is having access to the water. Their point is that launch areas should not require long carries and localities should consider not preventing water access at points such as those under bridges. The otilla o ers an eighthour safety instruction class featuring live, experienced boat handlers. A father who took the class in March with his teenage son recently wrote us with his opinion of the class. A couple of his comments included: For us it was a bonding course, not just a safety course. Twenty bucks a head doesnt come near the value that this course is worth and I know you do it for the love of it. Reserve your space for the next class on July 13 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Check our website, www. safeboatingjax.com, for more information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com The Duval County School District and several district partners hosted an inaugural P.E.P. (Public Education Partners) Rally, celebrating excellence in Duval County Public Schools. The superintendent, school board members, mayor and other city and community leaders were in attendance. The Shark Tank dunking booth, bene ting Read It Forward Jax!/ Parent Academy was a highlight of the day. The dunking booth was sponsored by BSF/Sea Best Corporation and all proceeds raised were matched by the sponsor. The event also featured free food, exciting prizes and give-a-ways, fun, hands-on learning activities, student performances and community booths and exhibitions. DCPS Teacher of the Year nalist and Mandarin High School teacher Scott Cason is pictured inside of the Shark Tank dunking booth.Teacher gets dunked!

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine July 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Bl indsBudgetThe Best in Custom Blinds and Window CoveringsCall Today for a FREE In-Home Consultation904-268-7080www.BudgetBlinds.com Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all the W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonvill e h as truste d f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Christmas in July? Clement Moores famous poem describes St. Nick as having a droll little mouth drawn up like a bow and a beard as white as snow. The piece continues, He had a broad face and a little round belly, that shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly! Moores poetry inadvertently describes the requirements for contestants in the Papa Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. The competition highlights the annual Hemingway Days festival in Key West, Florida, along with a marlin tournament boasting a $250,000 purse and literary short story competition drawing over 1300 entries. From July 16 through 21, 2013, stocky middle-aged men with whiskers will ock to the isle to compete in a pageant akin to Miss America. Some return on an annual pilgrimage with the understanding that newbies score little chance of securing the coveted title. They line up on stage for preliminary rounds showing o their beards and bellies. Hopefuls also receive a generous minute to display a personal talentfrequently a song, poem, literary reading or comic routine. Last summer I watched as many paraded in khaki sportswear, but at least two men wore sherman knit sweaters resembling a famous portrait of Ernest. Thats diehard dedication in 90 degree heat and humidityor is it the importance of Saturday, April 13 was an exciting day at Crown Point Elementary. Many third, fourth and fth graders spent the day participating in standards-based science activities. They were provided the opportunity to stretch their imaginations and enjoy the wonders of science through countless meaningful and fun activities. All students received a t-shirt and enjoyed a delicious lunch and a show! The presenters were teachers and volunteers who gave up their Saturday to prove that hands on activities are the best way to spark the students interests. Thanks to Mrs. Evans and all those who helped make this event possible for our Crown Point students!Dont miss the annual Hemingway look-alike contest in Key WestBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.combeing Ernest? Semi- nalists go on to compete in the nals held Saturday night before a beerdrinking crowd over owing Sloppy Joes Bar. The Key West watering hole ranks a favorite haunt of Old Hem himself and owner Joe Russell became one of his closest friends. The judges panel of past winners also scrutinizes the contestants congeniality during activities like the whimsical Running of the Bulls. This quirky event satirizes Ernest Hemingways love of Spain and the bull ght. Look-alikes pull wooden hobbyhorse bulls through the streets of downtown Key West instead of Pamplona. No one mentions the fact that the Nobel Prize winning writer was actually a young man when he lived in Key West during the 1930s. Seems that older contestants fare better than those in their 50s and no aspiring youths enter. This contest indulges big boys and the Hemingway manly-man lifestyle of hunting, shing and love of cocktails. During the festival, participants, known as Papas, meld into a fraternity of sorts; likewise for their wives called Mamas. The 2012 semi- nalists included Michael Groover of Savannah, Georgia, who was cheered by his wife, Food Network personality Paula Deen. Deen praised her husbands Hemingway looks, but said he had other equally important qualities in common with the author. Hes all man, hes truthful and honest and (has) really got the spirit, Deen said. The 2012 winner, Greg Fawcett, a 64-year-old North Carolina investment banker, won after his 10th attempt besting the 139 other Hemingway look-alikes. He credited his victory to establishing camaraderie with the judges, timing his haircuts carefully and paying attention to the length of his beard. Upon hearing the announcement, Fawcett looked to the heavens mouthing a thank you. Like a pageant crowning, he was met with rousing cheers and hugs from fellow contestant. Why, I might have even seen a few tears. Additional information on the Florida Keys: www. a-keys. com.Super Science Saturday Look-alike contestant

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com July 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2013 KB Home (KBH). See Built to Order options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/upgrades require additional charges and ordering at predetermined stages of construction, and are subject to change / discontinuation anytime by KB Home. KB Home is not a custom homebuilder. Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availability and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photos may depict upgraded landscaping/options and display decorato r items/furnishings not available for purchase, and may not represent lowest-priced homes. Photo does not depict racial preference. See sales representative for details. CGC1509034 JAX-110006 Live near the things you love? Sure, why not? SHORT DRIVE TO SHOPPING Discover the great convenience of living at Westberry Manor in Jacksonville. Homes from the $260s 2,5523,555 sq. ft., 36 bedrooms, 2.53.5 baths easy access to I-295 and I-95 oversized homesites available12561 Westberry Manor Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32223From I-295, exit San Jose Blvd. heading south. Turn right on Westberry Rd. to community on the right. (904) 503-5625 HIGHLY RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT WALKING DISTANCE TO FLYNN PARK The Bartram Park Farmers MarketVillage Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 2 pm to 6 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarket Grand Opening July 18 Live music, local produce, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, free drawing for gift baskets. Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com Congratulations to Mandarin High Schools boys lacrosse team, which was honored as the third place FHSAA District 4 All-District Team. The team is coached by Janine Brand. Additionally, individually honored were Bryce Mullins and Blake Weil, who were named to the rst team, Johnny Dister, Igor Pertile and Brent Gordon, who were named to the second team and Casey Connell, Greg DePue and Justin Curtis, who received honorable mention.Congratulations, MHS boys lacrosse! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers! on the club grounds was o cially named The Mary K. Howe Butter y Garden. Howe has developed the demonstration butter y garden over the past 25 years. As a Dogwood Circle garden club member and Master Gardener, Howe has and still does toil long and hard in the heat, cold and rain to get her beloved butter y garden just right. During this same 25 years, Howe has taught butter y gardening classes to thousands of adults and children all over Jacksonville. Howe was tearfully surprised as this special honor was announced, but you should have seen her reaction just then when her daughter from North Carolina surprisingly entered the building bearing a beautiful bouquet of owers. Good job, Martha Dysart for coordinating this covert operation so that Howes husband and all her children were in attendance for her special honor! The RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard was honored with the Mandarin Garden Club Community Beauti cation Award. This award is presented to a local business or organization whose property re ects an e ort to maintain natural beauty in Mandarin. So the next time you are at Michaels, Stein Mart, Panera, etc., take a few moments to notice the over owing, beautifully designed owerbeds. The owerbeds are so masterfully designed that butter ies are often seen uttering from bloom to bloom. Honorary membership awards were given to Doug Clark and Dave Westermann. This award recognizes non-members for outstanding volunteer service to help the Mandarin Garden Club. Clark and Westermann have volunteered innumerable hours over many years with repairs, maintenance, garden structure construction or whatever is needed when asked. Pat Sams of the Dogwood Circle and Kelley Swain, Cherokee Rose Circle and Bumblebee Childrens Circle co-leader were awarded the Life Membership honor for Garden Club members outstanding contributions to the Mandarin Garden Club. Mary Clark of the Cherokee Rose Circle received the very special Presidents Award. This honor is given to one member selected by the club president based upon the members consistently exceptional contributions to the garden club which re ects the members commitment to the membership as well as the Mandarin community. The garden club membership voted in the new o cers to lead the clubs 68th year: Karen Rowe, president; Betty Waldrep, rst vice president; Mary Forester, second vice president; Sandy Ingram, recording secretary; and Ann Dumire, treasurer. Sincere appreciation and admiration was extended to McGlade Holloway as outgoing garden club president. Holloway has served in this leadership role for ve years. Holloways dedicated volunteerism to carry on the 68 years of garden club service and tradition has been an inspiration for all to follow. Mark your calendar for August 10 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for the Mandarin Garden Clubs $1 Clothing Sale. This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase beautiful and gently used clothing for women, men and children. For information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net or 268-1192. Garden Club cont. from page 1 The Howe family: David from Virginia, Michael from Jacksonville, Mary and Bill, Patricia from North Carolina.

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