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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 7 April 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 City Councilmember Page 6 School District Journal Page 7 Civics for one and all Page 8 Political Commentary Page 9 Rotary Club update Page 11 Food and Fun Page 12 Peoples Fest Page 13 Wilfords closes Page 14 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 17 Community NutcrackerPage 18 Summer Camp Guide Page 22 MHS Happenings Page 23 MHS Sports Page 25 Faith News Page 28 Coast Guard update Page 29 St. Johns River poll Fishing Report Page 30 Gardening As the Old Mandarin Store and Post O ce came alive on March 10, it was hard to believe that only a little over 100 years had passed since it “ rst opened in 1911. It was just like a spring day of years-gone-by as friends and neighbors of Mandarin gathered at the little store at 12471 Mandarin Road. They wandered about and leaned against the counters as they exchanged the latest news and old stories, all the while snacking on chocolate Moon Pies and Royal Crown Cola. There even was a great big glass Lance jar that you might remember from For years, Mandarin icon Billy Barwald has been sharing stories and tales with his friends and neighbors. His history in Mandarin goes back a very long time, all the way back to when his family moved their two-story home by barge up the St. Johns River from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. With Barwalds gift for the long tale it was only natural that the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society would invite him to the museum for some Front Porch Stories.Ž Each Sunday from February 10 through March 10, Barwald came to the museum to tell his tales„ not like you would “ nd in a school lecture, but with the special ” avor of friends and neighbors sitting around on the front porch as the sun goes down listening to Grandpa tell of the highlights of his life. Titles for the stories included The citrus business in Mandarin during the time of Positive energy “ lled the room as the eighth annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference Its HER BusinessŽ got underway at the University of North Florida University Center on March 15. Junior Achievements JA Girl$, along with community partners including The Small Business Development Center at UNF and Duval County Public Schools, held this one-day conference to encourage “ nancial literacy and Junior Achievement hosts business conference for teensBy Contributing Writer Stephanie P ster, Junior Achievement“Front Porch Stories” entertain and informBy Karl Kennell Billy Barwood on the porch at the Mandarin Museum. Teens learn at the Its HER Business conference. entrepreneurship among high school girls ages 15 to 18. Thirty-four women business owners, including RT Publishing, Inc. owner Rebecca Taus, helped facilitate the conference and served as mentors. Girls had the chance to interview these successful women to learn everything it takes to start a business. They learned concepts such as how to budget, how a business runs and how to write a business plan. Amari Mondy, an 11th grader, wants to have her own clothing boutique someday and said she enjoyed getting tips and background knowledge from the ladies and learning what they went through.Ž It gives them a real insight into the business world,Ž stated Betzy Santiago, special assistant to the mayor. They can see the opportunities available to them and other avenues to consider.Ž The girls collaborated through hands-on activities such as Junior Achievements hands-on exercise Balance, Break Even or Broke,Ž in which they learned the impact of daily choices in determining their “ nancial futures. Conference mentor Annie Grogan, president of The H.I.L.L. of Northeast Florida, had high praise for the girls participating: Its evident they all have a good head on their shoulders. They have the potential to really do something.Ž Junior Achievements JA Miss AggieŽ Emily Lisska recognized on annual Miss Aggie DayBy Karl Kennell Karen Roumillat and Miss Aggie Award recipient, Emily Lisskachildhood holding those tasty crackers, though today it serves as a donation jar for the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. The occasion for the neighborly get-together was the awarding of the 2013 Miss Aggie Award. On Miss Aggie Day each year since 2003, a woman in Mandarin who has made signi“ cant contributions including civic, educational or charitable accomplishments in the community is presented the Miss Aggie Award. The awardee is chosen from nominations submitted from the community and voted on by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Societys board of directors. This years Harriet Beecher Stowe and the great freeze of 1899,Ž Cattle drives from Loretto to Palm Valley,Ž The Barwalds and the adventure of moving to LorettoŽ Front Porch Stories cont. on pg. 12 Junior Achievement cont. on pg. 9 Miss Aggie cont. on pg. 23 Appearing in this issue! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 What’s NewCommunity HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: editor@mandarinnewsline.com or 886-4919. RT Publishing, Inc. The CreekLine The Ocean Breeze Mandarin NewsLine Players JournalPublisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompson editor@mandarinnewsline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Kathrin Lancelle KL@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.com RT Publishing, Inc. 12443 San Jose Boulevard Suite 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Ph: 904-886-4919 Mandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily re”ect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy 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 April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. Are you taxed enough already? You can meet like-minded individuals at the “ fth annual Tax Day Rally on April 15 is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday April 18. Call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. A Spring Gardening Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The Duval County Extension sta is o ering this workshop where you can learn about the Good, Bad and Ugly Insects, Landscape Tips and Keeping Tools in Shape. This is a free program, but prefrom 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. The fun, family event, sponsored by First Coast Tea Party, will feature keynote speaker Michael Patrick Leahy, author of Covenant of Liberty. Music will be provided by Let Freedom Sing, a local patriotic choral group. Face painting, balloon sculpture and information booths with educational material will provide something for everyone. Come see what we are all about. For more information, please contact visit FCTPcommunity. org or call 683-3945.The journey to end cancer begins with a single step. Relay for Life of Mandarin invites the entire Jacksonville community to join their journey on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The 24-hour event, which will take place at Mandarin High School, will feature traditional Relay for Life ceremonies, lively entertainment and unique fundraising ideas. The Relay has already kicked-o its 2012-2013 season, so do not delay when signing up. More information on becoming a sponsor or forming a team for Relay for Life of Mandarin can be found on www.relayforlife. org/mandarin” or by calling the local American Cancer Society o ce. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Societys largest fundraising event.The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 20 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 Womens Club program for Thursday, April 25 will feature Tony Preissig, a retired Secret Service Agent, who will talk about Changes Since 9/11.Ž This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. The price of the luncheon Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Call 904-886-4919 for information! Summer Camp & Kids’ Activities Guide! ~Mandarin NewsLine~The CreekLine~Southside NewsLine~ Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com For coverage, service and rate second opinions . The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffThe excellent declines in crime, especially violent crime, of the past three years (2009 through 2011) have plateaued (-0.3 percent).The 2012 results, when released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement later this year, will show a slight decline in crime overall (-3.5 percent), caused mostly by a good decline in property crime (4.0 percent)*. We are fortunate and I attribute this to the high level of citizen engagement we have built in the community and aggressive prosecution by the State Attorney. Also, our judiciary is the “ nest in the state. But as we enter into budget preparations for the 2014 “ scal year, I am very concerned. These arent scare tactics. We can no longer cut our way to greatnessŽ in public safety, while trying to attract top tier businesses to our city and ask our residents to help revitalize our core (downtown) community. Im asking each citizen to do more to engage with us. Heres a list: Be Alert Today and Alive Tomorrow! Help prevent tra c crashes and fatalities. Slow down. Pay attention. Stay o the phone and dont text and drive. Obey the signs and rules of the road; motorists must share the road with bicycles. Pedestrians and cyclists must obey the rules of the road as well. Tra c homicides (138), which are largely preventable, are higher than murders (93), which are much less preventable. You can help lower the number of tra c fatalities by being a more attentive driver, bicyclist and pedestrian. Also, do not engage in any of those activities if you are under the in” uence. Share the Road. Its the law. Did you know that bicycles are technically vehicles?Ž Did you know that as a motorist you are required to pass a bicyclist on the roadways with a three feet barrier and they are allowed to ride up to two-abreast in the right lane of the roadway, with tra c? Many people dont know the Rules of the Road … go to www.jaxsheri .org and click on the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow icon for more information.registration is requested. Please contact beckyd@coj.net or 255-7450. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Group s 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 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 April meeting of the River City Womens Club will have its monthly luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will be followed by the installation of 2013-2014 o cers. After this, checks will be presented to the charities selected by the club for the 2012-2013 year. For additional information, please call 2628719. The Italian American Club in Mandarin will host its annual garage sale on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Delicious Italian lunches are available along with our homemade desserts. Come join us for a fun-“ lled Saturday. Remember someones junk is your treasure! For further information about our club, check our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com/. The Mandarin Garden Club annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 2892 Loretto Road. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next door at the Masonic Lodge. Inside the clubhouse will be over” owing with a wide selection of reasonably priced plants that grow very well right here in Mandarin. Outside will be the back by popular demandŽ vendors selling the most wonderful gardening related items. For additional information, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net or 268-1192. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. These are new winter hours beginning in January. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The April general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program American Quilting History, 1700 to 1800Ž will be presented by Group 1 of the members. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us online at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild.Whats New cont. on pg. 5 Whats New cont. from pg. 3Lock your cars and garages and homes. I continue to be amazed by the number of people who ignore the warning about leaving a car unlocked even if it is just for a minute.Ž It takes less than that to steal a car. And with your paperwork (insurance documents, bank statements, phone bill) in the car, identity theft is a real possibility in an auto theft. And if you keep car keys or house keys in your car, a home burglary is just another step away for the criminals. Never leave your weapons in your car. You would be shocked to know how many violent crimes are committed with guns stolen from a registered owner because they were not properly secured. They end up being sold on the street to people who cannot buy them legally. Protect your children. Monitor their internet activities. Monitor and engage in their social networking activities. Know their friends and the parents and guardians of their friends. There is a curfew in Jacksonville for juveniles. There are truancy laws, as well. If you are having trouble with your child, there are resources available to you: Police Athletic League; Mental Health Resource Center; The Parent Help Center; The Boys and Girls Club; Camp Cadet; and the Duval County Public Schools have their own police who are Resource O cers. Dont let problems escalate. As a parent, I know sometimes the hardest thing to do is to reach out and ask for help. But a troubled adolescent needs help, and there are professionals trained to provide it. First Call for Help, operated by the United Way of Northeast Florida, can be reached by calling 2-1-1. The more we work together; the stronger our solidarity in the good “ ghtŽ … the neverending battle to harden the target against criminal activity and prevent tragic accidents. I thank you for your support in this “ ght. *O cial 2012 Uniformed Crime Report (UCR) Crime statistics are expected to be released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement later in the spring.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Saturday 9am-6pm Sun. 10am-5pm Giant Treasure Mound for Kids 12 & Under to discover coins and treasures LOCATED 12286 San Jose Blvd. Bella La Vita Salon Of Julington CreekAlways wanted to own your own salon? Have you been held back due to costly overhead, costly build out expenses . or just simply afraid of taking the next step . Now you can experience owning and operating your own salon without the costly overhead. Bella La Vita Salon is oering personal salon suites available for lease. Multiple lease options available to meet your individual business needs. Salons are located in a busy store front plaza with great anchor stores such as the new Walmart Market Place. This is a great location to support new salon business. Plaza is nestled in the heart of Julington Creek Plantation To make experience even more aordable all suites are designed for double occupancy if desired. Now oering Brazilian Blowout $200 during the month of April! From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6Twenty-two years ago, the property at the corner of Oak Blu Lane and San Jose Boulevard was zoned for commercial development. Currently, the land owner is busy prepping the property for development. Plans for the vertical development have yet to be submitted, but once they are, Ill be able to let you know what type of business we will see on that property. As the vice-chair of the Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) Committee, I am heavily involved in applications for zoning changes, exceptions, variances, etc. I have seen “ rsthand how development can be a good thing for our area and a boon to our local economy, but it must be responsible and take into account the concerns of nearby residents. For the most part, Mandarin has done well maintaining a balance. Just about every day I hear the word diversity.Ž Downtown at City Hall and throughout every other government entity, it seems to be the new mantra. Nowadays, every organization, committee and group absolutely must have diversity.Ž Im not against diversity; in fact, just the opposite, but Im more in favor of attracting the most quali“ ed and experienced people no matter who they are or where they come from. In sports like football, baseball, basketball or even golf and tennis, should we demand selecting players based on diversityŽ like the government is demanding? I think not. Can you imagine any sports team relying on diversityŽ alone to be the best it can be? No, 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 a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when youre not hungry or not eat when your body needs nourishment? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about how you eat? Do you eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when youre alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may help. The group meets every Thursday from 12:00 noon until 1:15 p.m. at Christian Family Chapel, located at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, in Building D, Room 4. For information, please call 472-4067. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program is now o ering a FREE class in Mandarin at Jacksonville Worship Center on Old St Augustine Road! The class will start Saturday, March 16 and meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Free workbook, water bottle, stress ball, and nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge or gum) will be provided. Please call early to register at 4820189. Visit our website at www. north” oridaahec.org. The Garden Club of Jacksonvilles eighth annual Blooms Galore and More plant sale and artisan festival will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine) located on the beautiful St. Johns River at 1005 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase plants grown by Garden Club members at exceptional prices. A bene“ t to these locally grown plants is that they are already acclimated to our local weather. Also at the festival will be professional plant nurseries and artisans selling their unique handcrafted items including outdoor garden art, womens clothing, jewelry, botanical products, fragrant candles, gourd art and more. A childrens activity area is something new this year and a light lunch will be for sale as well. A forum of Florida Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Dont miss this great event! The Sierra Club will host local columnist Mark Woods, who will share his travel stories and photos in his journey through our National Parks and highlight their legacy. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876.I cant either. But in todays political world, if you try to set an example by demanding the best and diverge in any way from the new mantra, you are immediately accused of being intolerant.Ž Wow! On top of it, those who oppose your opinion say you are a hate mongerŽ or a racist.Ž Its becoming more evident to me that those who make a habit of accusing others of intolerance are themselves intolerant to di ering opinions. You dont agree with me? Then you must be a racist. This is the thinking today. I would like to send a message to those folks by stating publicly that I am not going to fall in line with this new mantra. Its wrong and demeaning for the vast majority of us. I will continue to remain loyal to the needs of the Mandarin community, my principles, my pro-business attitude and my responsible approach to government by making sure the taxpayers money is spent well. This means demanding that we appoint and hire the most quali“ ed people to run our government and serve on our boards and commissions, regardless of race, creed or background. Politics is clearly a contact sport … so get in the game and help make government more responsive to its citizens. By the way, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions at my Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Loretto Elementary. See you there. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. God bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New cont. from pg. 4 Happy Spring! Don’t forget to File Your Taxes!Monday, April 15

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com Shop our 16,000 sq. ft. showroom which displays the largest selection of bath lighting in the area. Turn your ordinary bathroom into something extraordinary at Avenues Lighting. buy one, get one50% OffON ALL BATH LIGHTING *Sale Ends March 31st. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.* Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com Ch iropr a Meal Pl Wei F i b School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 Last month the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership co-hosted the 2013 Florida Blue EDDY Awards, recognizing Duval Countys top teachers. Five teachers were nominated as “ nalists and they are: € Scott Cason, history teacher at Mandarin High School € Cameron Foley, reading teacher at Ramona Boulevard Elementary School € Blair Nolan, English teacher at First Coast High School € Apryl Shackelford, reading teacher at Northwestern Middle School € Robyn White, reading coach at West Jacksonville Elementary School If you havent yet heard Apryl Shackelford, reading teacher from Northwestern Middle School, was named the Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year 2013. ConSan Marco Boulevard will once again be transformed into an outdoor art gallery showcasing the work of leading local, regional and national artists on April 6 and 7, 2013. Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produced the November show with a wonderful turnout of artists and festival patrons. This event will also feature a wide array of artwork. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists will line San Marco Boulevard with their gallery style display booths and will be present for the duration of the festival. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. All of the artwork With springtime planting under way and dry conditions forecast for spring and summer in north and east-central Florida, year-round water conservation is one of the most important strategies to help meet Floridas water supply needs now and in the future. Watering restrictions are in place throughout the year within the St. Johns River Water Management Districts 18-county region to ensure the e cient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. Coinciding with the return to daylight saving time on March 10, landscape irrigation is allowed up to two days a week before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. Landscape irrigation is limited to the following days: € Wednesday and Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in an odd number or have no address € Thursday and Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in an even number € Tuesday and Friday for nonresidential landscape irrigation In addition, irrigation is limited to three-quarters of an Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@rtpublishing.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! gratulations to Ms. Shackelford. A job well done! In other School Board news we are working on developing a new strategic plan. In it we have laid out a vision, mission, core values and a set of goals to raise student achievement. Vision: Every student is inspired and prepared for success in college, career and life. Mission: To provide educational excellence in every in school, in every classroom, for every student, every day. Core Values: € Excellence … We expect the highest standards throughout our organization from the School Board and Superintendent to the student. € Integrity … We foster positive relationships based on mutual respect, transparency, honesty and the consistent demonstration of actions. € Innovation … We create dynamic systems and process that solve problems and overcome challenges. € Equity … We promote an environment that ensures equal opportunity and values diversity € Collaboration … We are a community of individuals who share a collective responsibility to achieve our common mission Goals: € Develop great educators and leaders € Engage parents, caregivers and community € Develop the whole child € Ensure e ective, equitable and e cient use of resources The plan isnt complete yet. In the next few months we will be de“ ning targets for measurable outcomes tied to student achievement. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please direct your comments and questions to me at FischerJ@ DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372.Mark your calendar for the San Marco Art Festivalis original and handmade in America. The San Marco Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. The event appeals to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. The San Marco Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Springtime irrigation should be e cientBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtinch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs. The restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private water utility. Some exceptions apply, such as the use of water from a reclaimed water supply, which is allowed any time except when a local government restricts the use of reclaimed water. Landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week during Eastern Standard Time, which resumes the “ rst Sunday in November. Currently, rainfall averages across the region vary widely „ Volusia County is more than 11 inches below normal rainfall for the past 12 months, while Baker County is 12.5 inches above normal rainfall for the same period. Regardless of temporary conditions, watering wisely year-round promotes healthier lawns and landscapes and can save thousands of gallons of water per month, as well as saving homeowners money. To help homeowners save water, the Districts online plant database provides a comprehensive and searchable listing of plants most suitable for a variety of growing conditions. Inside the home, “ xing leaks and replacing older high-water-use plumbing “ xtures with newer watersaving ones can save signi“ cant amounts of water. The District also focuses on year-round conservation by requiring all permit holders to use water e ciently, encouraging the use of reclaimed water and storm water to conserve potable water. Additional details about the watering restrictions are available at ” oridaswater.com/wateringrestrictions. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.comWe are all faced with a series ofgreat opportunities disguised asimpossible situations.~Chuck Swindoll Happy Spring!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 “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 Call th e W ate r Treatment Compan y J acksonville has trusted for ove r 20 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant Call Today for a Consultation! There is no charge for hour consultation if we prepare your taxes.904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park Tax Tip of the MonthAre you late in “ling your return? If so, you are amongst MANY! Do NOT be ashamed, but DO what it takes to get out of that situation! If you OWE money, not only are you accruing penalties and interest on the amount you owe, you are accruing penalties on LATE FILED returns. If you have a REFUND, you have a limited time to “le, in order to get that money back. If 2009 tax returns are not “led by 4/15/13, the IRS will keep your money. If you need help, please contact us! Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! It is not too late to join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society s Human Race 2013Ž team. This walk/run event will be held on April 6 beginning at 8 a.m. It is a 5k or 1 mile walk/run for non-pro“ t organizations. It is sponsored by HandsOn Jacksonville (HOJ) and 1st Place Sports. The event will be held at the St. Johns Town Center. It is very easy to register: € Go to www.handsonjacksonville.com/race and click sign me up.Ž All walkers and runners must be registered (except babies in strollers). No pets please. As a casual user of social media, I have noticed a hotter tone and a raised level of tension between my friendsŽ on any number of current issues. Among even my small circle of contacts, I can read, at any moment, comments that both praise and condemn some proposed change in the status of gun rights, gay marriage, abortion laws, the public budget or whatever. But, be sure, this is not a new phenomenon in American public discourse. We need only to recall the heated and divisive battles our nation has survived, from the most well-known, the Civil War, to some maybe lesser known, but no less bitterly divisive, like the labor disputes of the early 20th century, the California water wars, the treatment of native Americans, etc. No, we, today, certainly cannot claim discovery rights to divisive politics. In fact, as I will show, it is built into our constiThe Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for February 2013. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined. Northeast Floridas real estate market is back in business. Februarys closed sales of 1,396 were an 11.5 percent increase over a year ago. Of the 1,396 sales, 787 were traditional and 609 were lender-mediated. Median sales price in February was $135,025, up 15.7 percent from February 2012. The price increases were applicable to both categories: up 7.8 percent from a year ago on traditional sales and up 16.3 percent on lender-mediated sales. Sales are moving more briskly, taking an average of 103 days to sell, 14.9 percent less time than 121 days a year ago. An inventory of 7,914 homes for sale in February was down 31.5 percent from 11,559 homes in February 2012. The Calling all walkers!€ Select Mandarin Museum and Historical Society from the drop-down list of participating agencies. € On the registration form you also have the chance to win a cash prize of $5000 by guessing the number of birdies that will be made in the 2013 PLAYERS Championship. € After you register, you will be provided with some more information by email. For more information, please call 268-0784, email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net or visit www.mandarinmuseum.net.E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School Districttutional DNA, if you will. Last month I introduced R. Freeman Butts and his idea of the Twelve Tables of Civism. In this paradigm, Butts delineated 12 principles fundamental to American civic education and, I believe, necessary for all citizens understanding of American civic life. He structured these 12 principles under two headings. Under unum (one) he listed: justice, equality, authority, participation, truth and patriotism„those principles necessary for promoting the general welfare. Countering each of those in respective order under pluribus (the many) are: freedom, diversity, privacy, due process, property and human rights„those principles necessary to secure the blessing of liberty. Butts separated these principles into the two categories to emphasize their countervailing nature and their true and corrupted forms. Our civic condition begins and ends with a dilemma. What is the healthy balance between liberty for individuals and government control of those liberties for the welfare of society? Many people today are quick to support unlimited individual liberty as the most desired condition. But liberty has a corrupted form. Remember how Thomas Hobbes described society, that in the state of natureŽ unlimited liberty is merely the equivalent of anarchy„a condition that he said renders life poor, nasty, brutish and short.Ž Liberty is a wonderful gift guaranteed by our founding documents. But none of us wants to have to fend for ourselves in a government-free society, regardless of how tempting the thought may sometimes sound. Justice, in contrast, is the e ort to control the misuse of liberty. The old saying serves us well, Your right to swing your “ st ends at the end of my nose.Ž Ours is a system founded on the rule of law„laws approved by duly elected representatives and applied to all equally and fairly. Even though we can all conjure to mind circumstances that belie that fact, such justice is, at very least, our goal. So, as our Facebook friendsŽ and fellow tweeters blather about one extreme opinion or another, they are merely conducting the democratic task of balancing liberty and justice. I wish, though, the blather were a bit more civil.NEFAR releases February 2013 real estate sales statistics steady drop in inventory and increase in sales has left just 4.7 months worth of inventory on hand (42 percent less than a year ago). A “ veto six-month inventory is considered a balanced market. Pending sales (where a contract has been written but the sale has not closed) spiked up to 2,055 in February; 36.9 percent higher than a year ago. NEFAR President Carol Zingone says, Northeast Floridas market is in an upward cycle, with prices and sales steadily increasing. Pending sales are an interesting indicator to watch. While lack of mortgage quali“ cations or other issues mean that not every pending sale will result in a closed sale, the intent is clear; people want and are buying homes.Ž For these and numerous other real estate market statistics, take advantage of the free market reports available on the Newsroom | Market Stats tab of www.NEFAR.com. Save the Date!WHAT: Mandarin Relay for Life WHEN: May 4, 2013For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mandarinfl Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: April 3 New: April 10First Quarter: April 18Full: April 25

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com CONSTRUCTION TO PERM FINANCING UP TO 100% www.sb.com Oce: (904) 398-7859 ext. 3224 Cell: (904) 568-8161 hiltonw@sb.com NMLS ID#: 263101 EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Call Wendy HiltonSubject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. 100% “nancing applies to VA loans only. Property insurance is required, including ”ood insurance where applicable. Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best “t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check’ too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 I work in downtown Jacksonville. My o ce is right next to one of the largest hotels in the city. From my window, I can see people walk out the hotels side door and head north on Newnan Street. Once those people make it to the corner of Bay and Newnan, they look bewildered. I feel sorry for them. Im not saying downtown Jacksonville is a dump. On the contrary, many fellow Jacksonvillians have worked tirelessly to bring good things to downtown: our art and science museums, our outstanding orchestra and center for performing arts, our “ ne library, our sports and entertainment venues and great locally-owned restaurants and bars. Downtown Jacksonville also has some of the best architecture in the region and downtown is probably the most walkable of Jacksonvilles 874 square miles. Downtown has the weekly Art Walk, the monthly Riverside Arts Market and the annual Jacksonville Jazz and One Spark Festivals. To top o that list of good stu (incomplete as it is), our downtown is the only downtown in Florida … and one of only a few cities in the southeastern United States … with an American Heritage river running through it. But downtown Jacksonville has to be better because downtown Jacksonville is what many Its painfully true that you have to spend money to make money. With that in mind, should Jacksonville government spend money and o er incentives in yet another attempt to revitalize downtown? A quali“ ed yesŽ is the answer. Any incentives o ered should be at a bare minimum and be performance-based incentives with rigid guidelines and rigorous oversight from the city. In the past we have seen too much money handed out for all the wrong reasons. The free marketplace is often the best predictor and determiner of success. When government gets out of the way of free enterprise things happen, whether downtown or in the suburbs. The best incentives for companies interested in downtown would be those which usually help the most … getting rid of excessive regulations and excessive costs for locating businesses downtown. Employees of downtown businesses usually are hit the hardest when it comes to parking. Forget what the tree-huggers preach endlessly about the alleged virtues of public Political CommentaryWe are a city worth showcasingBy David Milton… if not most … visitors experience when they come to our city. If downtown appears down and out, visitors wont want to return, nor will budding entrepreneurs feel inspired to invest in our city. On the other hand, if we promote downtown Jacksonvilles potential and improve upon our citys existing cultural activities, sporting events and other kinds of entertainment, everybody in Jacksonville bene“ ts. Well all have more fun stu to do. All that stu will also attract more visitors and businesses and with those visitors and businesses come jobs and prosperity. And the jobs and prosperity wont stay downtown; instead, theyll spread. If downtown prospers, our entire city bene“ ts. Emphasizing and enhancing all that is already good about downtown Jacksonville … and attracting businesses and investment and jobs and prosperity … will take vision, hard and occasionally discouraging work and, yes, money. Although private investors are interested in downtown, they need to know that we are dedicated to downtown. Investing tax dollars into downtown … or o ering other incentives to reinforce private investment … shows our commitment and makes sense. Downtown Jacksonville is on its way. Why not pour gas on the “ re? Now, if were going to invest our tax dollars into downtown, we cant just climb to the top of the Bank of America building, toss those dollars into the wind and expect the money to produce results. We need a plan. Fortunately, we have the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) and a board of directors … united in the goal of a prosperous downtown … to develop that plan. With our participation and input, the DIA can focus our investment on the proposals that o er the greatest returns. Even if you rarely go downtown, a thriving downtown Jacksonville bene“ ts you. Thats why we should spend some of our tax dollars to revitalize downtown Jacksonville. We are a city worth showcasing. 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.Political CommentaryLet the free market determine downtowns futureBy J. Bruce Richardsontransportation; Jacksonville is a city which is dependent on the automobile. Rarely do employees pay for parking if their employment is located outside of downtown. While parking costs in Jacksonville are a fraction of what employees pay to park in many large cities, so, too, in many instances is the hourly or annual income a fraction of what is made in other large cities. Good companies take care of their employees in more ways than a paycheck and vacation policy. Help with parking is one of the ways; it would be a good use of scant city resources to work on parking deals which would bene“ t everyone. There is the perpetual saga of parking for the Jacksonville Landing. Its sad when its cheaper and easier to park on the Southbank and take a water taxi across the river than “ nd parking in downtown. The city promised decades ago to “ x this problem. This is a glaring example of governments inability to honor a contract with the private sector. Those of a certain age recall how Jacksonville had a thriving downtown shopping economy. By the end of the 1970s all of this had melted away and downtown became mostly a government and business center, with few remaining restaurants, entertainment venues or shopping opportunities. Many cities have prospered with multiple downtownsŽ through construction of a combination of business parks and new retail areas along with housing in addition to traditional core downtown business districts. But, there has always been something alluring about a traditional downtown, especially when the nights are “ lled with entertainment and good places to eat and drink. Jacksonville has had too many starts and stops trying to “ x downtown by simply throwing money at developers and entrepreneurs who were not best suited to the task. Let the free market dictate how Jacksonvilles downtown will shape up and get government out of the way other than making things easier for the free market to work. Good entrepreneurs need a helping hand for getting rid of hindrances, not giving them free money. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Don’t miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Contact Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 Cindy’s Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindy’s Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in men’s haircuts. d d y y ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ s s s C C C C C C C uts Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts The St. Johns River Water Management Districts Governing Board recently approved a proclamation designating April as Water Conservation Month to encourage awareness about the importance of water conservation. April is typically a dry month when water demands increase. Rainfall levels are down in most of the Districts 18 counties over the past 12 months, signi“ cantly below normal in Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties. We all need to work together to protect our water resources,Ž said Lad Daniels, chairman of the Districts governing board. Together we have made signi“ cant improvements in water conservation over the last few years and its making a di erence.Ž Hundreds of local governments and organizations adopt proclamations each year recognizing April as Water Conservation Month in Florida. Water conservation is the cornerstone of Floridas water sustainability. Year-round water conservation Spring is in the air and this is the time of year when Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) chapters across the country take millions of steps during the Great Strides walks to cure the genetic disease. In Northeast Florida, six Great Strides walks will take place throughout April and May, o ering a variety of locations to participate and raise money in support of CFF research. Last year, North Florida teams raised nearly $300,000 and this years goal is to top $400,000. Great Strides is the CFFs largest annual fundraising e ort across the country and a terri“ c family and team-building event,Ž said Jim McCarthy, executive director of the North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation o ce. The schedule for Northeast Florida Great Strides includes: € Saturday, April 6 … St. Augustine Great Strides at World Golf Village € Thursday, May 2 … Riverwalk Great Strides at River City Brewing Company € Saturday, May 4 … Beaches Great Strides at Hanna Park € Saturday, May 11 … Clay County Great Strides at Orange Park Kennel Club € Thursday, May 16 … Keiser University Great Strides at Southpoint Campus € Saturday, May 18 … Fernandina Beach Great Strides at Fort Clinch State Park Check-in for Saturday walks begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk distance is o cially 10K (or 6.2 miles), although most routes have a shorter option. The walk routes are suitable for walking, running, strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged friends. A Kids Corner at each walk location provides activities for the smallest participants and their families. In addition, there are drinks, food and awards awaiting walkers during the post-walk celebration. The Riverwalk Great Strides walk takes place on a shorter course along the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the St. Johns River, starting and “ nishing at Mandarin Rotary held its annual fundraising gala on March 14 at The Comedy Zone located in the Mandarin Ramada Inn. This is the third year that owner Fred Pozen has helped his fellow Rotarians by hosting this worthy event. Laugh for CharityŽ was a sold out success with comedienne headliner Karen Mills performing her clean and clever style of wit. As always, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds of $15,000 will be presented to The Mandarin Food Bank and Junior Achievement. Speaking of Junior Achievement (JA), on February 26, Mandarin Rotarians Max Zahn and Steve Gallagher spoke to Mandarin High School students as part of a JA day event. The focus of the event was “ nancial literacy and career preparedness. Students at every grade April is Water Conservation MonthBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtis one of the most important strategies to help meet water supply needs now and in the future. Year-round District conservation initiatives include: € Consumptive use permit conditions that require all permit holders to use water e ciently. € Irrigation rules that limit irrigation to up to two days per week during the spring and summer months and one day a week during the cooler time of the year. € The Florida Water Star program that promotes water e ciency in new home construction and commercial properties by o ering resources and incentives to builders and home buyers. € A Water Conservation Challenge for K-12 students that provides hands-on water conservation projects and a pledge that students sign promising to educate family, neighbors and their community on water conservation. Visit ” oridaswater.com/waterconservation for tips on how to conserve water.NE Florida Great Strides Walks to bene t Cystic Fibrosis Foundation begin April 6 River City Brewings outside deck area. The Keiser University site is also a shorter walk that will have a 5K run option this year. Checkin starts for both Thursday walks at 5:00 p.m. Following the walks, participants will enjoy music and light snacks. Participants can register for Great Strides by visiting the Great Strides website at www. c .org/Chapters/n” /greatstrides. Once the team leader has registered online, walkers can sign up and utilize the online fundraising tools provided. Everyone who raises at least $100 receives an o cial Great Strides team t-shirt. Super Striders, those who have raised $500 by walk day, will receive a special Super Striders gift. This is a historic time in the “ ght against cystic “ brosis. Promising therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF, rather than just the symptoms, are in late-stage clinical trials. The “ rst of these medicines, Kalydeco, was released in January 2012 and for the 6 percent of the CF population that is bene“ ting, the impact has been dramatic. Patients taking Kalydeco have experienced signi“ cant increase in lung function, as well as a lessening of other symptoms like nasal polyps and the inability to keep a healthy body mass. If successful, these additional compounds could change the face of the disease and the prognosis for all those who su er from it. Because of the Foundation and the funds it raises, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives. The outlook for people with cystic “ brosis continues to improve, year after year. For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their activities throughout the year in North Florida, please visit http://n” .c .org or call the CF Foundation of North Florida o ce at 733-3560.Whats New with Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarinlevel took part in the life lessons program. This year Junior Achievement of North Florida was selected as a test site for the new JA programs. Feedback gathered from teachers, volunteers and students will help shape the “ nal product. Fellow Rotarian, Jack Avery, taught third grade students at Greenland Pines using the new material. Additionally, two new middle school programs were piloted in Katherine Hagers eighth grade classroom at Mandarin Middle School. The Mandarin area schools have embraced the exceptional programs of JA for many years, making them an ideal testing site for the new teaching programs. For more information about Rotary Club of Mandarin and our activities, please contact us at MandarinRotary@aol.com. Junior Achievement cont. from pg. 1Girl$ initiative aims to prepare young women for economic success by teaching lessons in “ nancial literacy, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about JA Girl$, please contact Elizabeth Paulson, program director, at Elizabeth@jajax.com. For more information about Its HER Business, please visit Facebook.com/ItsHerBusiness.

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LAW OFFICE. BANKRUPTCY. FAMILY LAW, WILLS, PROBATE. We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. Chiropractor ) Dr. Sambursky has 25 Years ExperienceDo you take my insurance?: Yes Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, United Health care, All Automobile insurances. Call our office if your insurance is not listed. Cash programs also available. What conditions do you Treat?: What are your hours? Where are you located? Immediate/Same day appointments I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with Bill Bortz“ eld, the new communications manager of the Museum of Science and History, better known as MOSH. With all the exciting exhibits that are available to us there, we are indeed fortunate to have someone with his experience to bring them to our attention. It is also an asset that he has lived and worked in the area for over a decade and has a good feeling for the interests of the residents of Jacksonville. His experience in the area most recently includes serving as the digital director of digital media e orts at WJXX-ABC 25/ WTLV-NBC 12, known collectively as First Coast News. He also held a variety of positions at the Florida Times Union during more than a decade of rapid “ re editorial, technological and business changes. These are just a few highlights from an extensive career in communications that will indeed be invaluable to MOSH and the community. To quote Bortz“ eld, My adventure at Jacksonvilles Museum of Science and History is just beginning. I look forward to getting the word out on all that MOSH has to o er.Ž To try to bring you up to date with some of the great experiences that are awaiting you at MOSH, Ill begin with the current featured exhibit entitled Race: Are We So Different?Ž This is an award …winning, 5000 square foot interactive traveling exhibit developed in 2007 by the American Anthropological Association. It will continue through April 28. Its purpose is to help individuals of all ages understand The Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series„ Women, Words and Wisdom and our second speaker Jennifer K. Wesely, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 2. Our “ nal speaker, Madeline Scales-Taylor, presents on May 7. Both of the lectures will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. Each event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the featured speaker and at 6:30 p.m., the lecture with a question and answer session to follow. Ticket prices are EncoreWhats new at MOSH?By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitythe origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science.Ž Among the presentations remaining in this exhibit is a showing of the “ lm The 904Ž on March 26 plus two o erings in the Speaker Series„a panel discussion led by Dr. Melissa Hargrove entitled Through Our Eyes; Racing and Erasing ArtŽ on March 28 and on April 24, Dr. Thomas Spielberg will present Racial Myths: What does our DNA Say?Ž On April 27 there is also an opportunity to experience a Family Cultural Day, when you can bring the whole family to celebrate cultural diversity with food, music and art. Another outstanding continuing series is MOSH After Dark,Ž a fun series of cool adult programs. On June 27, Wine Making 101Ž will be o ered. The series continues on a monthly basis through November. Other o erings include the very special Cosmic Concerts. Held in the planetarium, they combine visual art and contemporary music with a spectacular laser show. Among the many other permanent exhibits are The Body Within,Ž Water Worlds,Ž Currents of Time,Ž Atlantic Tales,Ž the Florida Naturalists Center,Ž plus the Loft Gallery which houses changing exhibits. Through September, Jacksonville By Design„A1A celebrates 100 Years of ArchitectureŽ will be featured. What a wonderful variety„ and there is more! For additional information, you can call 396-6674 or visit www. themosh.org.Women, Words and Wisdom: part of 2013 Speaker Series$35 for a single speaker. Dr. Jennifer Wesely will focus on two of the most marginalized groups of women in our society today: homeless women and sex workers. The focus of her talk is appropriate as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She will take a close look at the role violence plays in the homelessness of women and the sexualization of girls and women in our society. Dr. Wesely is the author of two books: Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women and Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization. The 2013 Speaker Series concludes on Tuesday, May 7 with Madeline Scales-Taylor, whose career spanned 37 years and included work in the nonpro“ t sector, human resources training, marketing and community relations. Since retirement, Scales-Taylor has made many discoveries and observations about lifes ever-changing status. As part of the baby boomer generation, Scales-Taylor is changing the de“ nition of retirement. Join her as she shares how retirement can impact women as we transform the meŽ generation into the weŽ generation. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to learn and to bene“ t from the wisdom of three very interesting and talented women and, in turn, to bene“ t the Womens Centers Expanded Horizons Adult Literacy Program for Women,Ž said Shirley Webb, executive director of the Womens Center of Jacksonville. Expanded Horizons is a gender-speci“ c literacy program providing one-on-one tutors and small classes to meet the learning needs of women. The program addresses many types of literacy needs, such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, GED preparation as well as “ nancial and health literacy. For ticket information, please visit www.womenscenterofjax.org or call 722-3000 x 0. Ticket are $35 for a single lecture. This includes the reception before the talk. 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So they introduced him to a nice girl who was from Italy named Angela. It was like we had known each other our whole life; with both of us coming to America from Italy we had so much in common,Ž Tony Renna states proudly. The rest was history,Ž he continues. In the course of Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 4/30/13. Call 288-9211 z ay hm Real “NY Style hand tossed pizza at affordable prices. (Next to Publix)Visit: brooklynpizzajax.com Brooklyns Pizza is an old family recipe!By Donna Keathley 260-9010 9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 Merchants Walk $5 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $20 or More Valid thru 4/30/13 HOLA! Buy any dinner, Get a Margarita FREE! Valid thru 4/30/13 HOLA! Mexican Restaurant 26 6 M ex i M 1001 N. Main & Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 90 days we were engaged and got married … we had the big Italian wedding! We took a fabulous honeymoon trip to Acapulco and on our return moved to Jacksonville, Florida. That was 33 years ago.Ž We had two beautiful daughters and now we have three wonderful grandchildren,Ž he adds. Renna explains, I originally opened Rennas Pizza with my brother, where we served New York style pizza for many years; that location closed years ago. So Angela and I decided to open Brooklyn Pizza here in Mandarin 13 years ago. The name Brooklyn was a good “ t for our restaurant because that is where New York style pizza was born.Ž Renna shares that they hand toss each pizza on site before it is baked in a brick oven set on high temperatures. This is an original family recipe and the house specialty and the dough is made fresh daily. Besides the pizza, they serve calzone, stromboli, baked ziti, homemade lasagna and of course spaghetti with their signature homemade sauce. They make a variety of Italian sandwiches, which are on wonderful homemade Italian bread and have fresh salads on the menu too. Traditional Italian desserts are served, like cannoli, tiramisu and of course New York cheesecake. A large selection of soft drinks are available on the menu along with beer and wine. We are a restaurant with a lot of family atmosphere. Children love to come to eat here; they enjoy watching us spinning the pizzas and having fun at it!Ž Adds Renna, I really enjoy what I do!ŽVisit Tony at Brooklyn Pizza! (BPT) Good things really do come in small packages. And when it comes to your health, pistachios pack a powerful punch: They help you manage your weight, may help reduce blood pressure and a study published in the International Journal of Impotence ResearchŽ shows they may even help with erectile function. Here are three big reasons why you should unshell and celebrate your health with a handful. Pistachios are a great snack chock-full of vitamins and nutrients including antioxidants, beta carotene, “ ber, glutamine, potassium, phytosterols, zeaxanthin and B6. You really cant go wrong with pistachios,Ž says director Go nuts and celebrate health with a handfulof sports nutrition at the University of Southern California, Becci Twombley. With six grams of protein in every 160-calorie serving, pistachios are a protein front-runner compared to 160 calories of other common snacks.Ž In addition, pistachios have more nuts per serving (49) than any other tree nut. Whether youre an elite athlete in training or a casual “ tness bu what you eat will a ect your performance. As an athlete, your body needs the right carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and ” uids,Ž says Twombley. Pistachios are a great preand post-workout snack because they contain a good source of lean protein, the right type of fat and electrolytes such as potassium. Their taste is unbeatable. They can be enjoyed right out of the bag or to jazz them up, you can season them right in the shell, like these Sa ron and Vanilla Pistachios by Chef Grant MacPherson. Sa ron and Vanilla Pistachios 1 pound American pistachios, in-shell 1.5 ounces Spanish sa ron, steeped in cold water 2 vanilla beans, scraped 2 tablespoons canola oil Sea salt to taste Warm canola oil in roasting pan or wok on your stove top, add pistachios and lightly toast. Add sa ron, with some liquid to coat the pistachios. Add the vanilla bean scrapings and stir to incorporate; season with sea salt to taste. Remove from heat and serve warm in the dish of your choice. Pistachios also appeal to those with a sweet tooth,Ž says Judy Hirigoyen, director of Global Marketing at American Pistachio Growers. Whether its ice cream, cake or tarts, pistachio-inspired desserts will win over anyone you prepare them for.Ž In addition to ” avoring for premium snacking, American Pistachio Growers have a wealth of recipes developed by renowned chefs. Visit www. americanpistachios.org to see recipes like Pistachio Dusted Roast Salmon with a Light Honey Glaze by Chef Jesse Brune. For more information about the health bene“ ts of pistachios and for recipes, visit www.AmericanPistachios.org.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens 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 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events Learn the Secrets to Bladder Health Jeanette Micelotta, MPT Physical Therapist Women’s Health Specialist On April 20 and 21, the “ ve acre “ eld at 11286 San Jose Boulevard by Mandarin Meadows Drive will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Shriners Funster Clowns,Ž Magician Sygam the Great, live entertainment, music by local bands, people touring the car show, delicious foods from local vendors and kids digging for treasure in a giant sand pile. It is the 2013 edition of Mandarin Masonic Lodges Peoples Fest. The festival will be happening on both Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Funster ClownsŽ are one of the most universally recognized groups of the Shriners. Every childs smile is why we put on the clown makeup,Ž they Duval County Public Schools has earned high marks in its e orts to maximize dollars despite federal and state funding cuts and a decreasing property tax base. The district received its recent credit rating of AAŽ from Standard and Poors (S&P). The rating is de“ ned as having very strong capacity to meet “ nancial commitments.Ž The districts stable outlook re” ects S&Ps opinion of the districts strong “ nances and strong debt coverage. At this time, we are in a solid “ nancial position to implement our proposed strategic plan, providing technology access, arts and music and upgraded training for our teachers and leaders,Ž said Dr. Nikolai Vitti Our goal is to continue working to improve our rating, which a ords the district unique opportunities to pursue other funding sources.Ž The report indicates that the Budgetary practices earn good reviewsdistrict posted a general fund balance of $165 million in “ scal 2012. An unassigned balance of $102 million represents what S&P considers a strong 14 percent of expenditures. State sources account for 54 percent of general fund revenue while property taxes generate another 42 percent. In addition, the report shows that the district maintains strong “ nances despite challenges from a decreasing property tax base. The general fund for “ scal 2013 is $24.9 million increase from the previous year and includes $121.9 million use of fund balance. S&P outlined the districts general credit characteristics to include the following: € Large and diverse economy, characterized by strong wealth and income; € Strong reserves despite decreases in property tax revenue and state aid reductions; € Good “ nancial management policies and practices; and € Low direct with no additional debt planned over the next few years The stable outlook re” ects S&Ps opinion of the districts strong “ nances and strong debt service coverage (DSC) by the local-option capital outlay millage. Cars, clowns, magic and treasure to be found at 2013 Peoples Fest By Karl Kennell Children dig in the Great Treasure Mound at Peoples Fest.asay. At the Peoples Fest, the kids will have a chance to get paid to play. Kids under 12 will be able to hunt for and discover coins and treasures in a big sand pile called the Great Treasure Mound. Also youre the judge at the car show when visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite and select the Peoples ChoiceŽ car show winner. Businesses from all over Mandarin will be showing o their wares and services throughout the festival grounds. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department will be there with a “ re truck, which is always a treat for the kids. Also the festival will be a perfect opportunity for parents to visit with the Child ID Program team to get personalized IDs for their children in case they go missing. And the IDs are free! The service is performed by local Masons who have undergone background checks to be able to work with children. They create a usable information CD that may be given to and used by police o cials should a child ever go missing. In 2012 Mandarin Masonic Lodge #343 celebrated its 50th year of serving community needs of Mandarin. The lodge was rededicated for the 50th anniversary by some of its original members. In addition to sponsoring the annual Peoples Fest, the Mandarin Masonic Lodge supports the Cub Scouts and DeMolay, a Masonic youth group of men aged 12 to 21 years old, as well as the Order of Eastern Star. Along with other Florida lodges they support the Masonic Home and the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, New York. Members of the lodge are active in local churches and synagogues and very active in the community and charities. They donate regularly to the Mandarin Food Bank, help with tra c control during the Mandarin Art Festival and are creating a shipment of comfort items to the troops in Afghanistan. So be sure to mark April 20 and 21 on your calendar. And bring the kids out for some time with the clowns and a great big treasure hunt. It is sure to be a rip-roaring time for all!Front Porch Stories cont. from pg. 1and World War II from the perspective of one who served.Ž On Sunday, March 3 was a really special chat titled Stretch Your Mind.Ž It began with Barwald comfortably taking the rocking chair in front of the main display room of the museum. The large audience was also comfortably seated, still wearing their winter coats and happy to be escaping the 40 degree temperatures just outside. In the fashion of a true storyteller, after everyone was comfortable and waiting for the chat to begin, Barwald got everyone up to follow him out to the front yard, where he asked some volunteers to take a measuring tape and mark out a circle 30 feet in circumference. He then explained to the audience that was the size of a great oak tree once in Mandarin. After everyone made a hasty retreat back into the warmth of the museum, he wove his tale about that great big oak. Barwald has lived an interesting life here in Mandarin. Taking advantage of the GI Bill after World War II, he attended agriculture school in Gainesville and became a landscape architect, becoming one of Jacksonvilles most notable landscape architects. He established Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery on Loretto Road and has been inducted into the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Associations Hall of Fame. Every story that Barwald told during the Front Porch StoriesŽ series was packed full of tidbits about times gone by and Mandarin. His historical knowledge and talent with telling the tale is so impressive that he will be given an award from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. He was selected for one of their annual awards for Historic Preservation, in the area of Heritage Education and especially for his Front Porch Stories.Ž The award goes to honor a person for their local achievements in historic preservation. He will be honored with other recipients on May 2. I didnt like school much while growing up. I was just not educable,Ž Barwald has been heard saying in the past. Today after the Front Porch StoriesŽ he says, Im amazed that people actually like to hear me tell a tale.Ž We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to hear his tales of Mandarin and life. Billy Barwald shares more stories.

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Wilfords has not only been the place to be trusted, especially when you wanted that “ rst car you were going to get for your teenager checked out, it also was the place just hang out and share the latest news and swap car stories. The task of moving and continuing the traditional mechanical expertise expected at Wilfords is being carried out by the passing of the wrenchŽ from Bruce Bichler, current owner, to his son BJ Bichler. The story began with BJ Bichlers grandfather, Braddy Wilford, who started the business in 1945. It was the “ rst strip center in Mandarin, consisting of a “ ve bay gas station and a restaurant. At the time it was o the beaten path at the end of the coquina shell road. The current location was built in 1968. The excitement is building for the River Garden Auxiliarys special event on April 25. All That JazzŽ is the theme for the annual event at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel at Southpoint beginning at 11:30 a.m. We want you to be there and swing with us to support the residents of the River Garden Senior Services. Remember that all monies raised by the Service center moving to make way for progressBy Karl KennellCurrent owner Bruce Bichler married Mr. Wilfords daughter and went to work for his father-inlaw in 1972. In 1982 Bruce Bichler took hold of the wrenchŽ and the business. Reminiscing about the past, he said over the years he has shared regular morning coffee in the shop with many locals, mentioning State Attorney Don Nichols, Judge Arnold, Barnett Bank CEO Rick Brewer and Senator Mathews. He also mentioned having famous artists including Charlie Brown in regularly, who would travel to Washington, DC every year to present the White House with an ornament he designed. Though Wilfords is on the move, BJ Bichler is planning to carry on the hometown neighborly service and atmosphere found at the service station over all these years. BJ Bichler literally grew up in the shop. He shares, The best part of my growing up was that the customers were more like family.Ž He said he really appreciates how they always talked about the things they were going through, whether good or bad, before they got around to what was wrong with their car. He “ rmly believes that books could have some of the things he learned from customers, but it was the stories they shared, particularly the World War II vets, that brought things to life. JP Perry Insurance, which has been insuring Wilfords since JP Perry, Jr. open the agency in 1954, held a moving party for the Bichlers. Perry said that ever since he met them, all you had to do was call Wilfords about your car and they would come right over and “ x it. Thats right you read that correctly„they actually made house calls. BJ Bichler is planning on opening the new Wilfords Service Center on Phillips Highway. So even though they are moving and progressŽ once again marches forward in Mandarin, you still will be able to get the kind of service that has made Wilfords Service Center a landmark and the place to go for morning co ee and the latest chit-chat. Bruce Bichler and BJ Bichler at Wilfords Service CenterRiver Garden Auxiliary holds special eventBy Contributing Writer Barbara Safer Sheri Weiss and Donna Berger will model fashions from White House Black Market.auxiliary are returned to River Garden. Live jazz from Swing Shift will liven up the day. White House Black Market will present a Jazz It Up fashion show with auxiliary members as the models. The silent auction will feature one of a kind items and gift certi“ cates from local restaurants and businesses and someone is sure to be a ra e winner. Auxiliary members volunteer thousands of hours to help provide for the needs of the residents. The special event is the auxiliarys major fundraiser of the year. A ticket to attend the special event is $45. For those wishing to provide additional support for the auxiliary, we encourage you to be a sponsor or a patron which include a table for eight with priority seating. Contact chairs Rhoda Goldstein at 269-8124 or Sandy Selwitz at 238-0505 for additional information. Invitations have been mailed, but everyone is welcome. Were rapidly reaching capacity so dont be left out of this really special event. Please RSVP with your check payable to River Garden Auxiliary and mailed to Michele Steinfeld, 3828 La Vista Circle, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.com Monday, April 1

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jazz on the CreekPresented by Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Come “nd out why Westminster Woods is your best choice for active senior living! Free admission 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville Well kick up our heels and transform our creekside auditorium into a jazz lounge. Join us for hors doeuvres and music: classic jazz and swing, with singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Sco.AN UPTEMPO EVENING OF JAZZ AND SWING FEATURINGLisa Kelly and JB Scos Swingin Allstars! Westminster Woods on Julington Cree k WestminsterRetirement.com 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville For more information call904-287-7300 I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE? More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Recently the Mandarin Womens Club travel group took a short trip to Orange Park Dog Track. About 44 women and some spouses went and enjoyed a Saturday at the park and watched live Greyhound racing. Some watched from the grandstand and some cheered their dog from the rail. They had a lovely buffet which was enjoyed by all. There was an employee that explained the rules about betting and the group had their own teller to place bets. The big winner was Ann Dumire! The highlight of the day was Bob Serich celebrating his 84th birthday. Please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our Mandarin Womens Club. All women from all areas are welcome. Ok my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs), per my latest issue of InStyle say hello to the color of the season … Pistachio! This is a pretty, super-pale green, not celery but think of pistachio ice cream. Its light and airy, a very unusual tone, but easy to ease into your wardrobe. Our Florida whites are a perfect canvas for this hue to be layered with, or pop it over your black capris or favorite skirt. You could be brave and wear it from head to toe; if its not perfect with your skin tone, add a scarf around your neck to keep it from your face. Icy jewelry is the thing to wear with a pistachio ensemble so break out your silver or diamonds and shine them up! This cool image is great for a hot Florida afternoon garden party. To continue the subject of color, there are some great looking combos for your new spring ensembles. The mix of black and white is a summer staple, but this year put a pop of yellow with it whether it be a necklace or a big bangle bracelet. Lemon yellow and gray and white are very pretty together so play with mixing this trio too. Silver clothing in a metallic form is out there to add a cool e ect to your out“ t whether it be a jacket or a cute three-quarter dusterŽ and a nice touch of lemon yellow goes well here too. Speaking of bracelets„they are popular, coming in odd shapes and very chunky, so grab a few pieces of accessories in popping colors to update your wardrobe. The necklace of Fashion UpdateSpring fashion crash courseBy Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsthe year is a multi-strand rope of pearls in extra large diameter … I mean bubblegum sized pearls. Its great looking with simple dresses and suits. Another perfect thing for my FFFs this season is the city short. Yes, dressy shorts are the inŽ garment and we could not be happier here in the South! City shorts are longer in the leg and cut a little fuller in the hips. Teamed up with a short little jacket, it could be a dressy look for any event (think satin shorts). This is certainly cooler than a pair of pants and looser than a tight short skirt, so put together a sharp looking short-suit this spring! Now about your denim„ the array of colors of the jeans this year resembles a rainbow! Wild new colors and brocade jeans are a hit. The new length for your skinny legged jean is called a skimmer,Ž which means it ends just at your ankle bone … thus a hot looking pair of sandals are in order to go with them! Geometric is big this year; you will see it in little short printed knit dresses, shoes and even bags and jewelry. This pops up your standard little black dress (LBD); cant you just see a brightly colored geometric pair of high heels with your LBD? Another retro trend is back … white eyelet … and its great for our hot summer outings. I have seen it in shorts, jackets and dresses; its grand! So what do you say we go springtime shopping today? Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!Mandarin Womens Club visits dog track Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp Over 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com!

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Nebraska remained one of the few states Id never visited until a chance invitation appeared. When asked about my impressions before the trip, my mind could only envision the Cornhuskers, the University of Nebraska football team; Penny, the character on the Big Bang Theory; and Mutual of Omaha, the insurance company. But, I ” ew out and discovered Nebraska had a lot more than corn“ elds and surprisingly more miles of river than any other state. Omaha stands as a vibrant city with a fantastic art museum, elegantly restored train station and world famous zoo. The Art Deco style pink marble Joselyn Art Museum acts an anchor for the citys visual and performing arts. The interior spaces are open, warm and welcoming unlike many museums that feel stodgy and uptight. If youre into Western art, their Maximilian-Bodmer Collection is superb. No wonder the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha ranks as one of the best in the world. The complex features the countrys largest enclosed rain forest, North Americas largest cat complex, a free” ight aviary, the worlds largest indoor desert, the worlds largest indoor swamp and the Hubbard Gorilla Valley. These immense indoor facilities are extremely user friendly. Nebraska winters can be harsh, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Florida Mothers Day Walk for Awareness will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013„the “ rst time the Walk for Awareness has been held in the spring. The popular 2K originally began years ago on the Sunday following the Race for the Cure in October to accommodate the Jewish community and others whose religious practices prevented them from participating in the larger race, typically held on Saturday. Were excited about moving the Walk to Mothers Day,Ž said Bruce Grob, executive director of Komen North Florida. Over the years, the event has grown, with many others joining in to participate, so separating it out from our big Race for the Cure made sense. Breast cancer impacts one out of every eight women at some point in their lives, so Mothers Day seems like the perfect op-Komen North Florida announces the Mothers Day Walk for Awarenessportunity to walk and honor all of the mothers and daughters in our community. And of course, were expecting that, in addition to moms and daughters walking together, their husbands, fathers and brothers will come out to join them. I cant think of a better way to celebrate Mothers Day.Ž When the community gathers in Mandarin for the Mothers Day Walk for Awareness, Komen North Florida hopes to remind the community that breast cancer occurs all year long„not just in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Equally important, the majority of the money raised by the event stays local, providing screenings, education and treatment to underserved women„ and men„in Northeast Florida. For more information, please contact Delores Wise at 448-7446 or visit www.komennorth” orida.org. Why visit Nebraska?By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com but step into the geodesic dome and instantly you are basking in the warmth of the desert. Buildings are situated near the entrance, so cold weather visitors dont have far to walk. Hands down, the Doorly is the best zoo I have ever toured. I also ventured to Nebraska City, about 45 minutes from Omaha and discovered a once open prairie which had been planted with trees. Nebraska City became the catalyst and home of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. On April 10, 1872, he succeeded in getting citizens to plant one million trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation continues his mission, to inspire the planting, nurturing and celebration of trees.Ž The lush grounds are a relaxing living history museum and include a 50foot tall canopy tree house. All visitors leave with a small tree. During my spin through middle-America, I learned about the necessity of windmills. The Kregel Windmill Factory, also in Nebraska City, retains a mysterious aura. The factory looks like Sleeping Beautys undisturbed castle on the day the prince reawakened her from the spell. Nothing in the factory was touched for decades and the time capsule is jammed with 1940s supplies, tools and sundries. If possible, drive over to the state capitol building in Lincoln. The interior gives a “ x on deciphering symbolic art in architecture, statuary, paintings and mosaics. Nebraska is the only state in the United States with a unicameral (one house) legislature. Should you ever be driving cross country, Omaha sits at a major interstate highway junction and a stop would make a worthwhile break in the trip. www.visitnebraska. com.Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the person’s features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the person’s face droops, it’s possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person can’t answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. Did you know…...one out of every four people living in Duval County checked out an item or used a computer at a Jacksonville Public Library last year!

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Visit us at: www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Craft beer tasting, free Skyway rides, progressive food truck crawl, kids activities and a bike tour of historic San Marco See us behind the Times-Union Center April 6 !300 Water St., Downtown on the Northbank Riverwalk $20 GEL Manicures9889 San Jose Boulevard904-329-2573www.adriennemichelles.com Congressman Ron DeSantis, who represents Floridas 6th Congressional District, took a tour of the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek. He met with the sta and learned more about this state of the art medical facility. Dignity U Wear delivered 41 career wardrobes through its Suits for SoldiersŽ Program to Wounded Warrior Projects (WWP) Warriors to Work’ program. Each wardrobe includes a Brooks Brothers suit, career shirts, ties, a belt, wallet, undergarments and a gift card from Rack Room Shoes. The retail value of every wardrobe is $1,500. Through the Suits for Soldiers Program, Dignity U Wear has delivered 359 career wardrobes to veterans in 16 states to assist them in their employment job search. Assisting our nations heroes in their employment endeavors is a key priority for Dignity U Wear. New clothes increase con“ dence and improve the chances of receiving a job o er. We are thankful to our sponsors for their commitment to this cause,Ž explained Barbara Truncellito, executive director. The Warriors to Work program helps Wounded Warriors connect with the support and resources they need to build a career in the civilian workforce. While its typically tough for warriors to transition into civilian life, its even harder to adjust to life after a serious injury. Through individual counseling, warriors skills and experience are matched to hiring employers needs. The program allows 904.277.2700 Lynn Smith Dedicated team of Board Radiation Oncologists Innovative technology Support groups, counseling and wellness programs Congressman visits emergency care center The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service ER located o of Race Track Road in St. Johns County. It is open 24/7, is sta ed by ER doctors and features a dedicated pediatric area. Dignity U Wear delivers new wardrobes to wounded warriors seeking employmentindividuals to build a resume online, while employers receive a special login for job posting and resume searching. This free service is available to the new generation of service men and women who have incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. For more information on the Warriors to Work program, visit wtow.woundedwarriorproject. org. About Dignity U Wear: The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need throughout the United States by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. Dignity U Wear partners with the apparel industry to provide the supply of clothing and then works through a network of social service Wounded Warrior Project staff Ferdinand Alsina and Tim Ross meet with Dignity U Wears special project manager, Alejandra Toro to accept the wardrobe donation. agencies to deliver the clothing based on speci“ ed needs. Founded by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth in 2000, the organization has provided more than 6.6 million pieces, valued at $125 million, to more than 450,000 people. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit www.dignityuwear.org or www. facebook.com/dignityuwear. (BPT) Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey. The 2012 AT&T survey of teen drivers also found 75 percent of teens say texting while driving is common among their friends and the majority of respondents said they have texted when stopped at a red light and often glance at their phones while driving. While teens might be the worst o enders when it comes to texting and driving, plenty of adults are guilty too. As the evidence continues to mount concerning the dangers of texting while driving, 39 states have made it illegal. Whether its legal or not in your state, here are three good reasons to quit once and for all: € Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident, according to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research. € Texting while driving is distracted driving. Distracted driving is a factor in 15 to 25 percent of all crashes, accord-Stop texting while driving!ing to the Governors Highway Safety Association. € Each day, an average of more than 15 people are killed in crashes that result from distracted driving, according to the National Highway Tra c Safety Administration. To help people break the perilous habit of texting and driving, technology companies are coming up with unique and practical solutions for drivers. For instance, Xperia SmartTags by Sony give you the ability to turn o all distractions from your smartphone with just a simple touch. These small tags can be put on a dashboard or a set of car keys and allow you to change your phones settings for driving by simply touching your NFC-enabled smartphone to the tag. While messages from your friends and family are important, nothing should take precedence over safely getting yourself and your passengers to your destination. To help make your driving experience safer, out“ t your car with tools such as SmartTags, which you can learn more about at www.sonymobile.com and dont forget to take the pledge to never text and drive again at www.itcanwait.com.

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Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm Vendor Inf o: 8900 The Community Nutcracker is honored to announce $40,000 in donations were distributed to seven local charities: featured charity, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville; Community PedsCare of Community Hospice of Northeast Opening night for the Jacksonville Suns is Thursday, April 4. The Double-A a liate of the Miami Marlins has a “ vegame series at home against the Jackson Generals to begin the season. This month, the Suns will be playing at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville from April 4 through April 8 and from April 20 through April 29. The Gators and Seminoles will be wrapping up spring football practice in early April. UF hosts the annual Orange and Blue Debut on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on Sun Sports and streamed live on FoxSportsFlorida.com. FSU has its annual Garnet and Gold Game scheduled for Saturday, April 13. After playing their “ rst three regular season games on the road, the Jacksonville Sharks will have their “ rst home game on Friday, April 12 against the New Orleans VooDoo at 8:00 p.m. They will also have a home game the following Friday on April 19 against the Iowa Barnstormers. All home games are played inside Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Here are a few college base-Forget April in Paris. Spend April at the library! Check out the schedule of activities for everyone from toddlers to seniors at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Community Nutcracker donates $40,000 to local charitiesKathy Harris, board vice-president, We Care Jacksonville; Dr. George Trotter, past president and board member, Community Nutcracker; Sheri Criswell, executive director, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville; Bruce Ganger, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank; Nancy Barber, president, Community Nutcracker; Linda George, general chair, Community Nutcracker; Bill McQuilkin, Jr., executive director, Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center; Sue Nussbaum, MD, MBA, executive director, We Care Jacksonville; Vicky Watkins, executive director, Sanctuary on 8th Street. Florida; We Care Jacksonville; Sanctuary on 8th Street; St. Marys Episcopal Outreach; Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center; and Second Harvest Food Bank. Proceeds were raised from the 21st annual production of The Community Nutcracker Ballet, which took place in December at the Florida Theatre. For eight years the Community Nutcracker has worked directly with Dreams Come True and has helped bring joy and comfort to more than 30 children battling life-threatening illnesses. This years production raised $20,000 for Dreams Come True and will go directly to ful“ lling the dreams of local children. The remaining $20,000 was distributed between the six other charities supported directly by the Community Nutcracker. With the creative talents of four artistic directors/choreographers, Debra Peters Rankin, Mark Spivak, Dulce Anaya and Beth Marks, more than 300 local volunteer performers participated in the production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker Ballet. Every year Community Nutcracker, Inc. delights audiences of all ages with its production. To date, more than $400,000 has been raised for local charities to strengthen the community. Local Sports UpdateBy Chad CushnirStart Here! Go Anywhere!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch LibraryThe Mandarin Branch Library is located at 3330 Kori Road. For more information, please call 262-5201 or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org. Digital Download/ Questions and Answers. April 6, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by for answers to your questions on digital downloading. Help is here to start reading free eBooks from the library today. Book an E-Library Specialist. Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25. Schedule an appointment with the ELibrary Specialist for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media and job searches. Stories For Young Children. Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:00 a.m. This program is for children birth to “ ve years with ball games to keep an eye on towards the end of the month. FSU visits JU on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. The game will be played at Sessions Stadium on the Jacksonville University campus. Later that week, UNF visits JU for a three game series that will be played on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25 with the “ rst round set to begin that night at 8:00 p.m. The Jaguars have the second overall pick in the “ rst round. On Friday, April 26, the second and third rounds will take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Jaguars have the “ rst pick (number 33 overall) in the second round and the second pick in the third round. The draft wraps up with rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 12:00 noon. For the second straight year, the FHSAA track and “ eld state championship meets will be hosted by the University of North Florida. The Class 1A meet will be on Friday, April 26, Class 2A on Saturday, April 27, Class 3A on Friday, May 3 and Class 4A on Saturday, May 4. Guest reader City Councilman Matt Schellenberg wowed an audience of 45 kids at the Valentines Day Story Time at the Mandarin Branch Library on February 14. He read two stories, Guess How Much I Love YouŽ and If Youll Be My Valentine.Žan adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, “ nger plays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. We will conclude with a related art project. Graphic Novel Book Club For Kids. April 18, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Book discussion and activities for children ages eight and older. Wednesday We Play. Early Release Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. Board games and more for school age students on early release days. Literary Teen Book Club. April 9, 4:30 p.m. Aprils selection will be The Name of the StarŽ by Maureen Johnson. Rory is from rural Louisiana and is very di erent from her peers at their London boarding school. Her main issues include having to play “ eld hockey and avoiding Charlotte, the head girl, until a series of gruesome murders makes headlines for copying the Jack the Ripper crimes from over a century ago. Her school is located in the middle of the Rippers territory and Rory is only one who has seen the killer. She wants to help the police, but how do you catch a murderer who is a ghost?Ž Classic Teen Movie Time, April 24, 4:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. BraveŽ which received an Academy Award for Best Animated Picture. Popcorn will be served. Teen Advisory Board. April 25, 4:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss the direction of future Teen library activities and programs. The South Mandarin Branch Library is located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call 288-6385 or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org Digital Download/Questions and Answers. April 20, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by our Electronic Classroom for answers to your questions on digital downloading. Help is here to start reading free eBooks from the library today. Book an E-Library Specialist. Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26. Schedule an appointment with the E-Library Specialist for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media and job searches. Job searching and rsum writing. May 18, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Get help with job searching and resume writing … LinkedIn, Twitter and Career Transitions. Registration is not required but seating is limited to 12. Bilingual Stories for Babies. Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. A lap-sit program for children from birth to walking with an adult caregiver. Join us for books, rhymes, songs and “ nger plays! Stories for Young Children. Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m. A fun story time program for children birth to “ ve years with an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, “ ngerplays, rhymes, and songs that promote pre-literacy skills.Early Release Wednesday. April 10, 3:00 p.m. School age program for ages “ ve to 12 years.

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year PreK through 6th grade 21st Century, Faith-Based Learning VPK Step-Up Scholarships McKay Scholarships Southside: Summer Camp Southside & Mandarin: Summer Slide 904-641-3393 Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran SchoolLove to Learn. Learn to Love. 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 Mark Spivaks Summer Dance Program $10 OFF Bring in this AdExp: May 18, 2013Intensive Dance Workshop ~ July 8-11, 2013 Fun Dance Summer Camp 3 Sessions 2 weeks each ~ June 17-July 25 Summer Dance Classes Start June 17 Dance & Arts Camp Fruit Cove 287-4619774 N SR 13 Located half mile from PublixJulington Creek 230-7778106 Julington Plaza Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 268-3583 One Block North of Crown Point Dianes Baby & Childrens Warehouse 15% OFFAll Used Clothes with coupon EXP: 4/15/136000 sq. feet of clean, quality and organized NEW and USED Toys, Clothes, & Baby Gear Dianes Ba 6 HOURS: Mon-Thurs 10-6 Fri & Sat 10-5 Like Us on Facebook for our Daily Deals!10503 San Jose Blvd. (Across from Target) Jewish Interactive is building a database of students products 4 Kidz by KidzŽ which aims to provide resources to teachers and children on Jewish topics in the words of students. In order to grow the database, Jewish Interactive runs regular competitions inviting students to send in their digital work. Students are asked to choose a Jewish topic that they either learnt in class or are passionate about, choose any digital content creation tool and then to submit their digital creations to the competition. Jewish Interactive recently announced the winners in their second international digital work competition. Entries were judged according to digital skills, creativity, content and originality. Out of 165 entries from four continents and 15 di erent schools, the overall prize of the iPad went to Aaron Silverstein, Ezra Fax and Daniel Katzovitz from Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Again this year, the third grade students at St. Joseph Catholic School put on the play, America: Then to Now. This production included the entire third grade in various speaking and singing parts. Some children wore costumes to represent their character, such as Jewish Interactive digital work winners announcedBy Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Winners from MJGDS, Rebecca B. and Jonah W.Hills, California for the video they created in Minecraft about the Beit Hamikdash. Junior group winners were Adam Harth, Itamar Aviani, Gina Levi and Adi Gordon from King David Links“ eld, Johannesburg, South Africa, Jonah W. from Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Jacksonville, Sam Lobetta, Joshua Jacob, Ollie Waldman and Louis Rogove from Wolfson Hillel Primary, London, United Kingdom and Romy Freinkel from Bellevue Hill School in Sydney Australia. Senior group winners were Liat Shear, Kayla Diamond and Ben Marks from Yeshiva College in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rebecca B. from Martin J. Gottlieb Day School in Jacksonville and from Herzlia Constantia in Cape Town, Jamie Jo e and Leah Gluckman. Specially mentioned students, whose entries won certi“ cates, included students from the Martin J Gottlieb Day School. Jewish Interactive is an innovative nonpro“ t organization, founded in South Africa that strives to create interactive Jewish programs, utilizing modern technology, to make Torah more relevant, accessible and alive to Jewish educators, children and parents globally.America: Then and Now enlightens local studentsBy Contributing Writer Kirsten Gordon, Third Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic SchoolWilliam Bradford or Martha and George Washington. Other students wore specially designed t-shirts when they spoke about our government and our national symbols. This production took us from declaring our independence all the way to the current presidency. During the play, the children sang American songs that they learned during their music classes. Parents, siblings and the second grade classes were able to see this play. There wasnt a dry eye in the crowd as everyone sang along with the song, Im Proud to Be an American.Ž It was a proud moment for all!Be sure to patronize our ne Summer Camp and Kids’ Activities Guide advertisers! S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & K i d s ’ A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Kids’ Activities Guide!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 4 sessions with a Y trainer Customized workout program designed to meet your goals Tools to track your progress $130 VALUE!Call 904.292.1660 or visit FirstCoastYMCA.org to learn more. Join the Y between March 25 and April 12 and you’ll receive:Summer Shape-Up Challenge … ages 5-11 … ages 3-4 … girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Students at Mandarin High School bene“ ted from the professional expertise of volunteers who taught lessons on budgeting, saving and investing as part of Junior Achievements JA Day held on February 26. Seven volunteers from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management taught JA Personal Finance to Mandarin Highs 11th graders. In addition, Mandarin area professionals Steve Gallagher, Max Zahn and Mandarin NewsLine publisher Rebecca Taus discussed career options with the students as part of the JA Career Readiness program. These volunteers and role models devoted their hours between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to teach students what they need to know about managing their futures and their “ nances. JA program director Rita Story exclaims, As money management professionals, these volunteers were highly quali“ ed to teach the JA program and answer any questions the students had regarding their “ nances.Ž We dont o er classes that address personal “ nance or career planning,Ž said Jerry Hulshult, assistant principal of curriculum. Most kids dont know how to invest money. Its important that kids hear this and understand.Ž JA Days o er schools a complete JA program in one school day, a process that normally takes “ ve weeks. Business volunteers use Junior Achievements professionally prepared “ nancial literacy, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship programs to help educate and inspire youth about the connection between education and success in the workplace and give them hope for the future. If you are interested in volunteering with JA, please visit www.jajax.com. JA and business professionals partner teaching at MHSBy Contributing Writer Stephanie P ster, Junior Achievement of North Florida Brian Rowe and Ryan Rech, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Professionals, teach lessons in personal “ nance for JA Day.Ž An estimated crowd of approximately 1,500 attended the Durbin Creek Elementary Schools Space NightŽ to see the moon rocks displayed by NASA representative Diedre Adams, who was brought to the event by 121 Financial Credit Union. Adams is showing rock and soil samples to some of the Durbin Creek students. S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & K i d s ’ A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Kids’ Activities Guide!

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Youre Invited! Open House & Campus ToursChrist’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Chr i st’s Church Academ y ~ Insp i re, I g n i te, Impact~ We IN S PI RE our students to d ig deep i nto r ig orous, colle g e-prep content 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 CT our world as the y become H i s hands and f eet. www.ccajax.org 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 10th – August 10th Conveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd. 2013-2014 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 29th – May 25th Mandarin High School students are ready to spring into their Spring Break. The high schoolers will be able to run freely from March 25 through April 1 and many of them have plenty of plans for how theyre spending that time away from school. Im going to Tampa to watch my boyfriends hockey game,Ž said Hayley Mullis, a sophomore. Freshman Dane Clarke said, Im going to Cocoa Beach and a basketball tournament up in Macon, Georgia for Southeast regionals.Ž A freshman in the AICE Program, Sandy Jun said that she will be spending the time o at home studying for any tests that shell be taking after the break or doing whatever homework the teachers assign to be completed over Spring Break. Although students are pretty excited for the break, the teach-MHS HappeningsMandarin High Spring Break plans in full swing By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studenters are the ones who are really in need of the break. Im going to be in Puerto Rico,Ž said MHS journalism teacher Rebekah Susa. My boyfriend has a cousin there. Im sure well be sightseeing, but its just about getting away in a different environment without cell phone service.Ž Some other people who are ready for the break are the parents of the students. Mandarin High School parent Cheryl Smolios said, I look forward to my children being in school because it gives me somewhat of a break, but I also look forward to the times when theyre home because it gives me a chance to spend time with them.Ž So, whether it be the students, teachers or parents, it seems that everyone is looking forward to getting away from the stress and springing into their Spring Break!(ARA) We all yearn for moments like the Norman Rockwell illustration of a family sitting around the dining table, enjoying their meals, laughing and spending time together. Sometimes those moments seem like fairy tales in hectic lives “ lled with endless activities and deadlines. Yet researchers are learning more and more about the importance of family meals relating to good nutrition and better health. Family meals arent just good for your body; theyre good for the soul. Researchers at Rutgers recently evaluated results from 68 previously published scienti“ c reports that analyzed the association between childrens health and family mealtime. They looked at how the atmo-Make time for family dinner: Its good for your body and soulsphere or frequency of family meals correlated with the consumption of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods. Their review showed numerous bene“ ts to children associated with having frequent family meals, including increased intake of fruits, vegetables, “ ber, calcium-rich foods and vitamins. In addition, the more a family ate together, the less children consumed dietary components thought to be harmful to health. Additional studies showed that: € Supper can be a stress reliever for working moms. A 2008 Brigham Young University study of IBM workers found that sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain from long hours at the o ce. € The family dinner table is a great setting for getting kids to try new foods. A 2003 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that more exposure to new foods will teach kids to like di erent foods. Frequent family dinners provide the perfect opportunity to introduce a variety of healthy foods. € Its more budget-friendly to gather around the dinner table for a meal. The average cost for a meal in your kitchen is approximately $4.50 per person versus $8 per person outside the home. Do the math eating in is better for your budget. Todays over-scheduled lives may make it more di cult to get a meal on the table for family dinners, but there are many shortcuts you can take to reduce the stress and enjoy your time together. Its easy to plan ahead for more family meals together. You can keep meals simple by sticking to nutritional basics and following a few tips: € Purchase ready-made sauces, seasonings or marinades and add chicken, beef or seafood for a great main course. € Cook on weekends and double the recipes. Roasts, soups and casseroles are great options to freeze, thaw and enjoy for a great, healthy family meal. € Stock staples in your cupboard and freezer. Frozen meats and vegetables are easy to thaw and use at your convenience. Rice and pasta take just a few minutes and round out any meal. € Fresh fruit and yogurt make healthy, ” avorful desserts in just a few easy steps. Be sure to tuck away a sweet dessert or two for those special occasions. This past winter break, Liat Walker (Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Jewish Studies coordinator) traveled to Israel to visit the MJGDS partnership school Tzafririm in Hadera, Israel. This provided the unique opportunity for the MJGDS and Tzafririm students to collaborate on a science fair project, as students from both schools would participate as subjects in the experiment. The experiment was to compare learning preferences between MJGDS students and their Israeli friends. The concept used was MJGDS sixth grader Brianna Local school collaborates on science project By Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Grossmans that tested how students recall a list of words using the actual words or pictures that represent those words. Grossman administered the experiment to the fourth and “ fth grades at MJGDS and Morah Liat then conducted the exact experiment with Israeli students when she visited the Tzafririm school. The conclusion was: Overall, American students preferred words and Israeli students preferred pictures. The “ ndings were displayed at the MJGDS Science Fair in February and shared with the Israeli students via email. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) 880-2275 Learning LaddersChild Development CenterA Gold Seal Accredited PreschoolLicense # CO4DU0261A Ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 mile south of I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders The boys tennis and lacrosse teams are preparing for post-season as spring sports wind down for this year. The last time the boys tennis team won the Gateway Conference championship was several years ago as was their last district championship, but this year they are striving for excellence on the court and will rally to compete for the championships. Head Coach Thaddeus Boggs drills his team on fundamentals and serving as well as other aspects of the game that will help them improve on the court. I would like to win the Gateway Conference tournament,Ž said Boggs on his expectations for the rest of the season. As the team continues to diligently work towards their next goal, a couple of key players stand out to lead the team. Juniors Andrey Majkic and Sean The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks started up their annual basketball free throwing contest known as Elks Hoop ShootŽ in December 2012, which will culminate at the National Contest in Spring“ eld, Massachusetts in April 2013. Floridas state competition was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Umatila, Florida at the Elks Youth Camp. Boys and girls competed in three age groups ranging from eight to 13 in hopes of advanc-MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentDiegan are two players who lead the team in ability as well as leadership. They guide younger players through the season and provide examples of great skill. And comparing this year to last year, the team is very consistent having only graduated two players, John Mella and John Grinnan. Although the team has been struggling in the three, four and “ ve spots, they are working to improve and prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Junior Arnel Durakovic commented on the key components of a successful team stating, Consistency is key. To win, all you have to do is hit the ball over the net one more time than your opponent.Ž The Mustangs will play in the district tournament on April 3 and 4 at the Jonesboro Tennis Center. Just as the boys tennis team is excelling as their season comes to a close, so is the boys lacrosse team. The team is stacked throughout with a large amount of talent spread within each grade. Captains Blake Weil, Bryce Mullins and Igor Pertile all lead their teammates to victories over tough teams including Tallahassee Leon and Tallahassee Lincoln. These seniors have incredible skill and Weil especially stands out as he is one of the best face-o guys in the area,Ž according to Head Coach Janine Brand. Other key players include juniors Justin Curtis as well as Johnny Dister who have stepped up after graduating nine seniors from last year. As the team prepares for post season they strive for success in the District Tournament. According to Coach Brand, We are going to win the district championship for the “ rst time ever.Ž The Mustangs will face o against rival Atlantic Coast on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. and will play North Gwinnett High School on April 9 at 7:00 p.m. Both games are at home.Mandarin student advances in Elks Hoop Shoot contesting to the next level. Caitlin ONeill, age 13, representing the Mandarin/St. Johns Lodge #2866, became the state champion in the girls 12-13 year old division. ONeill, a seventh grader at St. Joseph Catholic School, sank 19 of 25 free throws, beating her nearest competitor by two shots. ONeill had previously won “ rst place a the local, district and north Florida region levels. ONeill, daughter of Brian and Donna ONeill, played on the school basketball and volleyball teams. She is also a member of The Clash soccer team of Julington Creek. ONeill will be competing against four other state champions in the Southeastern Regional contest being held in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, March 16. Winners will be advancing to the national “ nals in Massachusetts being held on April 27, 2013. Miss Aggie Award recipient is Emily Lisska. When we think of a person, male or female, that epitomizes the standards for the Miss Aggie Award, the “ rst person who comes to mind is Emily Lisska,Ž Museum President Sandy Arpen told the audience. That is because Emily has contributed greatly not in one, but in every one of these areas!Ž Lisska has served several terms, including currently, as president of the Mandarin Community Club. She was the leader of the restoration of the historic Mandarin Community Club building and has been involved with the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society since the beginning. She was helpful in acquiring the historic 1911 Store and Post O ce. She is also recognized as an expert on Harriet Beecher Stowe often speaking about Mrs. Stowe during her presentations. She also has been executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society since 1996. Through her remarkable activities in development of historic buildings, preservation actions, educational exhibits, books and presentations, the entire community has bene“ ted. The Miss Aggie Award was presented by Karen Roumillat. The award is in memory of her great aunt Agnes Grace Jones, Miss Aggie,Ž who was Mandarins “ rst and only postmistress. She operated the Mandarin Store following her fathers death in 1928. At the time, the store was the center of the small Mandarin community. It was the place to pick up groceries and the daily mail and to catch up on the comings and goings of neighbors. Throughout the years she became known as Miss Aggie. She retired in 1964 and closed the store. She lived to the great age of 94 and passed away in 1992. Stories surfaced following her passing about how she helped her fellow man. She had baskets of food delivered to neighbors in need over the years and even paid someones life insurance policy because he had broken his arm and was unable to work. She made all the children feel loved and special as they came into the store for their Moon Pies and Royal Crown Cola. And she did all of this in a very quiet way. It is in her spirit and memory that the Miss AggieŽ Award is given. And this year there is no “ ner recipient than Emily Lisska. Miss Aggie cont. from pg. 1 Emily Lisska 2013 Miss Aggie Award recipient and Virginia Barker, 2012 recipient Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & K i d s ’ A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Kids’ Activities Guide!

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Johns Sod & Pavers 904-414-0696 Movie ReviewSilver Linings PlaybookDirected by: David O. Russell. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. Review by TG StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It Again (4 out of 5) Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons ~~April Workshops~~April 6-7 Pre/Postnatal certification w/ Alyson Foreacre ~ New to Yoga? We have classes daily for you! ~ Classes seven days a week~“Great Atmosphere, great instructors, helpful and friendly,” Barb K.~~ www.yoga-den.com 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 ~~Teacher Training~~April Pre/Postnatal certification June 40hr Power Bhakti Immersion 500 hour Ceu’s available July 200hr Summer Intensive August 200hr weekend session begins When we drove by the neighborhood park yesterday, I saw a little boy kicking a ball alone. His dad stood a few feet away, consumed by his iPhone. They were right next to each other yet miles apart. When you read that, do you feel that little twinge? Do you experience a tug on your heartstrings that is part guilt and part longing? I “ nd myself longing for more time, more sweet memories and the consciousness in the moment to make better choices. That little twinge can be a good thing to spur us on to being better parents. Lets consider together how our many small choices add up to a parenting lifestyle. For the sake of transparency, Ill share that when Im stopped at a long red light, I often reach for my iPhone. When I snuggle Clara at naptime, its always with phone in-hand or nearby. Why? Why the need to multi-task snuggle time? Does being distracted, perhaps, defeat the point of slowing down and snuggling my busy toddler? How many more snuggles will I enjoy with this youngest child and is any tradeo worth missing these moments mentally, even if my body is fully there? Im reminded again of the importance of being fully there wherever I am. What steps do you need to take to engage This months movie review belongs to the “ lm Silver Linings Playbook, a dramatic comedy and romance, great for adults and teens. From a Maryland mental institution, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper, is released back into society as long as he lives with his parents, Pat Sr. and Delores, played by Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. After catching his wife in a compromising position, Pat reacted violently and was sentenced to time served in a mental health facility; he is still dealing with these issues and a restraining order from his ex-wife. When released, though he has therapy appointments to commit to, he sets up a dynamic of healing that he describes as seeking silver linings as the way to heal his mind. He declines prescribed medication because We are excited to announce the dates of our next Eco-Heritage Boat Trips: Palatka to Sanford, April 11-12 and Sanford to Palatka, April 13-14. The Eco-Heritage Boat Trips travel along the St. Johns River between Palatka and Sanford with stops along the way to visit interesting and beautiful places, such as Blue Springs and Hontoon Island State Park. Both days passengers enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife, delicious lunches and fascinating speakers and historical re-enactors. Speakers include Bill Belleville, the renowned author of River of LakesŽ; Bill Dreggors, a folk historian and native Floridian who shares entertaining stories about the local history; Wayne and Jane Sims, storytellers who portray naturalist William Bartram and author Constance Woolson; and Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The cost of the trip is $350 per person, which includes overnight accommodations, boat Purposeful ParentingBy Allie Olsenyour children and your spouse? What should you give up and what should you add to make your family life rich and full of love and laughter? When I pop on Facebook at long red lights, Im essentially choosing the phone over interacting with my kids. Should I then be surprised when I dont know my child intimately? This month I guess Im asking more questions than sharing ideas and tips. My March idea is to create a social-media-free home from the time your children are young. Model a family culture of interacting with those around you and putting phones and iPads away during most of the day. Im considering creating a charging station in a drawer in the hallway so the phone is accessible if someone calls or I need to look something up but not visible where every alert grabs my attention. As my older kids are hitting their teen years, our family is learning how to balance their needs for computer time, texting and all that goes with being a teen. Im not suggesting an ascetic lifestyle! But I do “ rmly believe some sacri“ ces are worth it. I always believed that! Now Im challenged„and Im challenging you„to live it out. Make lots of little good choices and enjoy lots of fun memories with your littles.All aboard for boat trips!By Contributing Writer Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeepertravel, ground transportation, speakers and catered lunches. The “ rst trip departs on April 11 at 8:30 a.m. from the Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka. The boat will arrive at Monroe Harbour Marina in Sanford on Friday, April 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m. A chartered bus will return passengers to their cars in Palatka. The second trip begins on Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Monroe Harbour Marina in Sanford and arrives at Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka on Sunday, April 14 at approximately 4:30 p.m. A chartered bus will return passengers to Sanford. These trips are very popular, so make sure to register soon. Also, please help us spread the word to others who may be interested in this unique opportunity to experience the beauty and majesty of the St. Johns River! For more information and to register, please visit our website, www.stjohnsriverkeeper. org. of the ways they make him feel, leaving him socially challenged. After a dinner with friends who pair him up with Ti any, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, Pat “ nds himself face to face with another tortured soul. Ti any has lost her husband and seeks an unusual method of comfort. Her therapy is dance and though running in the neighborhood eases Pats mind, dance becomes a means he hopes will guide him back to his ex. Twists and turns with family and personal relationships, in addition to fanatical Philly Eagles fans and his therapist, lead to silver linings in almost every dark cloud, addiction and the various dynamics surrounding his new living situation. This “ lm of compulsions, trials and tribulations is welldirected by David Russell. The movie plays out smoothly in an interesting fashion for the misguided and controlling families who aim to help the troubled individuals. Though many of those helping have their own issues, di erent support systems are de“ nitely in place. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have a chemistry that aids them in conquering not only their own di culties of dealing with daily living, but often some of the problems of their nearest and dearest. Through comedy, action and drama, Lawrence, DeNiro and Cooper “ nd a way to overcome di erences and “ x their families. Through a very unique means of using gambling and dance, the game is on. The dance scenes are not quite Dancing with the Stars, but they provide a credible performance and look like they had fun. Who knew? And romance could be around the corner.Dr. Donald Downer of Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting a lecture titled, What you should know about cornea and cataract surgery.Ž The US News and World Report has ranked River Garden Hebrew Home among the Best Nursing Homes in the United States. This ranking is one of the most popular tools among Baby Boomers when researching and evaluating nursing homes. Approximately 20 percent of all nursing homes in Florida and slightly less than 19 percent nationwide, earned an overall “ ve-star rating. This prestigious status re” ects River Gardens 5-star ranking for overall performance Physician presents What you should know about cornea and cataract surgeryŽ presentation will be held on Thursday, April 11 at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park. A light bu et will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture is scheduled to for 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and attendance is $5 per person. To register, please call 800-889-3627. For additional information, please contact Christinne Perez at Orange Park Medical Center at 4035881. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have o ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mandarin Town Hall MeetingHosted by Jacksonville City Council Member Matt SchellenbergThursday, April 25 6:00 p.m. Loretto Elementary School Local nursing home earns high ranking in health inspections, nurse sta ng and quality of medical care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 Faith News H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d a a g g e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l l l H H H H H o m m e o f f f f f f M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES Mandarin Food Bank Yard Sale April 6 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. *Limited individual rental space availableFor info call 292-1675 Yard Sale 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday … Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: April 2 and 3, An Encounter With GodŽ Prime Ministers God EncounterŽ; April 9 and 10, What people really think about Christians and why?Ž; April 16 and 17, Triumph over Trauma,Ž one womans struggle with anorexia; April 23 and 24, How to spot a Liar,Ž secrets from a former FBI agent; April 30 and May 1, Amazing Grace,Ž the mother of the shooter “ nds healing in the aftermath of the Amish schoolhouse shooting. Lifetree Cafe is held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center (limited to those aged 60 and older) and each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone). Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LTCHopeJAX.com Mandarin Lutheran Church, located at 11900 San Jose Boulevard, will hold its annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a childrens auction, then the main auction of many items donated by local businesses. There will also be silent auction tables and ra e items. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendar for The Music Man Broadway Show, to be held at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard on May 30, 31, June 1, 7 and 8. Show time is 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road, announces Marks Gospel Live, a dramatic reading of the entire Gospel of Mark, on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.. Presented by the Rev. Joseph Morris, it is the complete Gospel, memorized and performed in the manner of a storyteller. A reception in the churchs Great Hall will be held immediately following the presentation. More information about this can be found on the Marks Gospel Live website (www.gospelofmark.us ) or by calling 268-9457.The Temple is proud to host its second annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival. More than 600 people attended last years event and another large crowd is expected for this years event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. Were very excited that so many vendors (about 15 thus far) of Jewish food in Jacksonville will be o ering samples of their gastronomical delights this year,Ž said Betty Rohan, one of the co-chairs of this years event. Brisket sliders, corned beef, hot dogs, matzah ball soup, pickles, bagels, lox, kugel and macaroons will be available for sampling by all attendees. Other types of Jewish foods are also expected to be available. There is still room for a few more,Ž said Michelle Pargman, the events other co-chair. But we would recommend that they let us know right away, because space on the sampling ” oor is limited and “ lling up fast.Ž Last years festival featured a kugel contest, which was won by Nancy Ebert. This years cooking contest is called Bubbes Bake O … bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother.Ž The deadline to enter the cooking contest is April 26. Completely new this year is the LChaim wine wall. For $18, attendees purchase a numbered cork and each cork goes with a random bottle. There will be a large variety of wines, with values ranging from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars. There is signi“ cance behind the cork cost … the Hebrew letters in ChaiŽ (which is part of LchaimŽ) add up to the number 18. The festival is Temples largest fund-raiser and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about sponsoring or anything else about the festival, please visit www.TheTempleJacksonville.org.Second annual Jewish Food Festival scheduled for May 5By Contributing Writer Andrew Ocean, Congregation Ahavath ChesedYouve been wanting to go but just havent made it. Heres your chance to experience the magic of Downtown Visions ArtWalk on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. The theme is Earth Without Art is eh.Ž ArtWalk goes green. Back by popular demand, we invite you to capture the citys spirit and join Shalom Jacksonville on for this ultimate opportunity to savor and discover the excitement of Downtown Jacksonville. The event spans a 15-block radius within the downtown core. Forty galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses and an open-air art s and crafts and entertainment fair in Hamming Plaza o er everyone a complete cultural experience.Ž Music and art are everywhere as you walk to your destinations. You can enjoy free entry to MOCA (Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art) as well as all other art galleries. The streets are “ lled with people singing, dancing, eating or buying handmade items from local vendors. Its the kind of excite-Experience First Wednesday Art Walk with Shalom JaxBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinatorShepherd of the Woods Lutheran School students will premier their original movie, Camp of the Pirates,Ž on Saturday, April 20 at its Southside Campus. This project was part of the students participation in the schools seventh annual Spring Scholarship Auction, Night at the Movies,Ž which raised over $8,000 on March 9. The production of the movie started in January with a group of six third through “ fth grade students working collaboratively on writing the screenplay for this exciting movie Students produce original movie and public service announcementBy Contributing Writer Dr. Madelyn Speagle, Principal, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Schoolabout elementary students that are sent back in time. All 98 preschool through “ fth grade students in our school participated in the making of the movie. Students participated by making props, acting, “ lming and editing the movie. Also, our third through “ fth grade students recorded a Public Service Announcement on the need for clean water. This project was connected to the students chapel o erings in January which bene“ ted Lutheran World Relief„Work in Water project. Our students learned that dirty water causes many problems, including diseases, con” ict and even death throughout the world. They learned that a convenient source of clean water gives adults and children more time to earn money and attend school. Through the generous chapel o erings of all our students, they were able to give the gift of clean water by providing a gravity-fed water “ lter to two families in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Our students participate in projects like this three to four times a year. Through these projects, our students learn how blessed they are and that they can make a di erence by sharing their gifts! The Public Service Announcement is currently available on our website, www. sotwls.com. The movie will be available on our website after April 20. Projects such as these are part of our curriculum which is designed to educate our students to become lifelong learners and productive Christian citizens in the 21st Century. These projects integrate technology and academics with important 21st Century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and e ective communication. ment you dont expect to see in Jacksonville. Yet, it happens once a month. It is so energizing that you want to take it all in and capture everything our city o ers. For those interested in riding the Skyway Express, we will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the King Street Station to Hemming Plaza and then meet others at 6:15 p.m. at the bookstore entrance of the Main Library lobby on Laura Street. From there we will get instructions for our downtown photo scavenger hunt. There will be plenty of free time to browse, eat and just enjoy the energy. You cant get lost because there are Downtown Ambassadors in orange shirts to guide you. There will be prizes for everyone. For more information, please call Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you are welcome to join us. The Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the of“ cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is sponsored by Florida Blue.

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I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home!  Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank The North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership stakeholder advisory committee has identi“ ed a regional planning boundary spanning two water management districts, de“ ning the area where collaborative initiatives will address water resource challenges and ensure a sustainable water supply throughout north Florida. The North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan will encompass speci“ c counties in both the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts. Those counties are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union. Over several months, N. Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership identi es regional boundary By Contributing Writer Teresa Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtthe Partnerships stakeholder advisory committee reviewed and discussed the proposed boundary for the regional water supply plan. The committee approved the regional boundary at its January 23 meeting. While the planning boundary encompasses 14 counties, groundwater modeling for the water supply plan will be signi“ cantly broader to ensure that su cient data is gathered and analyzed. The regional water supply plan will identify: € Water use demand projections € Water resource impacts that could occur if future demand were met solely from existing groundwater supplies € Water conservation opportunities € Potential water supply development projects that may be needed to supplement groundwater supplies In the past, both districts worked independently on water supply planning. The St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts in collaboration with the Partnership will jointly develop the North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan, which is scheduled for completion in 2015. Because of the shared resource and shared impacts, the districts formally agreed in 2011 that only one plan for North Florida should be developed and implemented. The North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan will be a chapter in each districts overall water supply plan. Water supply plans identify future water supply needs for a 20-year planning horizon, and programs and projects needed to ensure sustainable supplies. These plans are updated as needed „ at a minimum, once every “ ve years. For more information about the partnership, visit north” oridawater.com. Save the Date!WHAT: Mandarin Relay for Life WHEN: May 4, 2013For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mandarinfl Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PM It’s not a Bus Stop, It’s a Must Stop!School is in session. Please drive carefully.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer, experienced. For established Water Treatment Company. Bene ts 262-0197 or Fax: 260-6292. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Hair Stylist Opportunity Two Chairs available for rent or commission. Call Joanne at 904 502-6392 Real Estate Admin Part-time, Good with Details, Good with People, Sense of Urgency, RE license preferred. Email resume to: mickplace@ gmail.com Location: Mandarin, Compensation: Commission, this is a part-time job. Part Time Physical Therapist needed for a sitebased pediatric facility. Must have state license. Work in a fun, child-centered, low-stress environment. Caseload consists primarily of preschool age children. Please e-mail resume to genevapedtherapy@att.net or call 287-4444. Visit our website at genevapediatrictherapycenter.com. The Mandarin Chapter #292 of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual multiple family garage sale on Saturday, April 13, at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge at 2914 Loretto Road from 8:00 PM till Noon. The proceeds will be used to support the chapter's expenses and our charities. All are welcome. Annual yard sale on Saturday, April 27th from 7am to 2 pm. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church 7860 Southside Blvd. GREAT BARGAINS. Donations of clothing and any household items, toys, furniture, etc. can be dropped off weekdays between 10 & 2 and on Sundays from 10 to 1 after April 15. Proceeds bene t our mission in Tarma, Peru. 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San Jose Blvd. Mandarin Landing Shopping Plaza 904-292-0246Mandarin Landing Shoe Repair 10601 San Jose Blvd. 32257, Ste. #103 Michelle’s House Cleaning & MORE 351-9624 In business since 1997 Shaggy Chic National Dog Groomers Assn member award winning pet/show styling all breed/mixed breeds grooming walk-in nail trims/dremel gg m e l 904-230-2827 $5 OFF COUPON to pardon our dust while the shopping center undergoes remolding at the shaggy chic location. allprogrooming.orgAll Pro Grooming Thrifty Dog’s Resale Shopid Now accepting New and Gently Used pet items; use for credit or cash! www.snipstree.comCLEAN UP/ LAWN MAINTENANCEPaul OklevitchISA CERTIFIED ARBORISTOver 20 Years Exp. Lawn Maintenance Service TREE & STUMP SERVICE Mandarin, Orange Park (indoor), Arlington, St. Augustine/210, Southside, Westside & Northside. Keep swimming all year long. Swimming Lessons260-1836www.swimmingsafari.comAmerican Red Cross Certied JOB Finder Looking for a job in Mandarin? Heres w here you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 for more information about the mission and how you can join us on one of our trips. Greenland Cove, a gated community, will be holding a community wide yard sale on April 20th from 8am-2pm. The Community is on Greenland Rd. located btwn. Mandarin High and Greenland Pines Elementary. Garage sale : 1423 Rivergate Drive on Saturday, April 6 from 8-12. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Retirement Community YARD SALE. April 27th 8am to 2 pm. Furniture, household items and much more 25 State Rt. 13Just over the west side of the Julington Creek Bridge. 904.274.1750 Save up to 70%!!! 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd Call: 904-262-5504 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd C all: 9 042 6 2 -5504 Inkjet & Toner Re“ll “When you move your clocks forward, check the batteries in your smoke alarms!” (NewsUSA) Filing taxes is one of the responsibilities most adults prefer to ignore until well after the new year rolls around. If youre like most Americans, you may not know all of the basic information needed to complete a tax return. A survey of more than 1,000 taxpayers ages 22 to 62 showed that eight out of 10 didnt know the details for submitting a tax return. The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) recommends using a checklist to get tax information in order before visiting a preparer. NAEA is a professional association of tax practitioners licensed by the Department of Treasury, meaning they specialize solely in tax matters and they have unlimited representational rights before the IRS. Prepare to meet your preparer with the following: 1. Last years tax return. Last years return will list social security numbers, dependants, credits and deductions previously taken. 2. All W-2s from past year. Your W-2 tells you and your preparer how much you earned and how much was withheld for state and federal taxes. If you have multiple jobs, you must have a W-2 from each. If employers havent sent out W-2s by January 31, you can call the IRS to receive them. 3. 1099 forms. The 1099 keeps track of additional income, earned interest, cancellation of debt, dividends received and proceeds from broker transactions. 4. Receipts for donations. Even if youre not some big philanthropist, you may be surprised to recall the charitable contributions you made in the past year. Just remember to keep the receipts for all breast cancer or marathon sponsorships, Salvation Five items to bring to meet your tax preparerArmy donations, holiday charities and any others. 5. 1098 forms. Homeowners shouldnt miss out on a mortgage interest deduction, especially if it makes the di erence between owing money or getting a refund. Other items of note on this form are student loan interest and charitable contributions. Find a licensed tax preparer in your area at www.naea.org. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 28, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com CURRENTLY HAS ALMOST 600 STUDENTS IN IT’S HOMELESS PROGRAM!!!ST. JOHNS COUNTYPLEASE HELP US COLLECT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT CAN BE SENT HOME WITH THEM FOR THE SUMMERBooks Craft items or kits Coloring booksCrayons Coupons for McDonald’s, etc. Non perishable food Drawing paper or pads Sunscreen Colored pencils or markers chalk Fun pencils Bubbles Stickers Water guns Puzzle Books Small balls Yo-Yo’s Jump ropes Handheld games or toys Playing cards Card games Water colors Frisbees Beach ballsSPONSOR A BACKPACK FOR $20 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE COLLECTED BY 5/1/13 www.jcpcares.org Drop off at your Vy-Star on San Jose Boulevard TREE FARM & NURSERY Call NOW for Your FREE Landscape Estimates Mulching Sodding Pavers Irrigation Landscape Plants Underbrushing Living Fences Plant ReplacementsCall now to set up your free estimate TODAY! or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Mandarin Garden Club gardening tip: Add pizzazz to your shade garden this summer with Caladiums. If your shade loving impatiens petered out on you last year, you are not alone. The impatient problem is called Downy Mildew. Rather than trying to chemically combat the Downy Mildew on the impatiens, try planting show stopping caladiums instead. Caladiums are an economical choice since they usually come back for several years. Buying the bulbs and not the already grown plant saves you lots of money. Caladium bulbs can be purchased in small quantities at our good garden centers in Mandarin or purchased in bulk at the big home and garden stores. See a website like www. caladiumworld.com to educate yourself about the di erent named caladiums. Save the on-line shipping costs and purchase many of the same caladium varieties right here in Mandarin. Its time for the most popular event at the Mandarin Gar-Gardening update and tips from the Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubden Club, the annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next door at the Masonic Lodge. Inside the clubhouse will be over” owing with a wide selection of reasonably priced plants that grow very well right here in Mandarin. Many of the plants are grown by Mandarin Garden Club members in their own gardens. These plants are a ectionately referred to as pass alongŽ plants because they are so beautiful and do so well that they are passed along from friend to friend and generation to generation. As one example, a member will be contributing English ivy plants that her grandmother everso-ladylike smuggled in from England back in 1958. The wide selection of plants each year is always amazing: butter” y plants, antique roses, herbs, veggies, native plants, perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, succulents, cacti and thats just on the inside of the building. Outside will be the back-by-popular demand vendors selling the most wonderful gardening related items. Jacksonvilles own herb expert Linda Cunningham will have at her booth all the very best kinds of herbs to grow. Cunningham not only sells the very best herbs, she can teach you anything you want to know about growing and using herbs. Other vendors will be selling: handmade herbal soap, several di erent garden art booths, unique recycled denim creations, handmade hypertufa pots, glass totem garden sculptures, remarkable hand carved bird and much more. The 65th anniversary Mandarin Garden Club Cookbook will also be available, two for $20 or $12 each. A wonderful barbeque lunch will be available to purchase, along with delectable homemade sweets made by garden club members. Co ee and water will be available at no charge inside the building. The always knowledgeable and helpful Duval County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with your gardening questions. Be sure to visit the Mandarin Garden Club booth for membership questions and special events building rental questions. The garden club grounds behind the clubhouse will be open for all to enjoy the butter” y garden, herb garden, perennial garden, veggie garden, bromeliad garden, native plant garden, ornamental grass garden and the childrens Bumblebee Club Garden. Sit a spell on one of the many garden benches and enjoy the simple beauty of nature. For additional information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or 268-1192. The annual Mandarin Garden Club Plant Sale and Garden Festival is a charming, small town gathering from a time gone by. Hope to see you there and good gardening to you!A small selection of the many colors, shapes and sizes of caladiums. The Northeast Florida Conservatory concert band performed at All Souls Anglican Church in Mandarin on Sunday, March 10. The band, under Director Richard Dickson, will be three years old in October and has almost 50 adult members (ages 17 through 86). The band is a community band and membership is open to the public. All band instruments are welcome and there is no audition or fee connected with membership.Community band entertains The repertoire is typical concert band fare, featuring marches, tone poems, transcriptions, novelty numbers and Broadway medleys. Among the numbers on the March 10 program were America, the Beautiful, Amparito Roca, Clouds That Sail in Heaven, Leroy Andersons The Typewriter (with guest typist-soloist), Stars and Stripes Forever and selections from two powerhouse shows: Oklahoma! and Les Miserables.United States Coast Guard presents the colors at the recent Northeast Florida Conservatorys community band concert. Last month I introduced you to Rusty Gardners activities for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and his innovative boating safety podcasts. Perhaps you can “ nd Gardners other associations useful to your boating pleasure and safety. Note that other than for the ” otilla website, www. safeboatingjax.com, information on these sites is not generally available by other means. You can contact us through the phone number given below or at boating events to acquire much boating and safety information. The rest of Gardners story is his boating information initiative and connections. He started Florida By Water (FBW), a website we think so much of it has a link on our ” otilla site. FBW is a go-to site for boating information that is very speci“ c for each region and includes boating safety links. This is a handy site for boating news, events, charts, ramps, marinas or places to eat, stay and get provisions. In order to be listed on FloridaByWater. com, each location has to be boater friendlyŽ and accessible by boat. Website checks and phone calls helped make sure every location on the site is as it appears. Even I can click on some links, such as the NOAA charts and get results, but others require some familiarity with apps and computer navigation. An associated site that links to FBW is Boat Florida (www. boat” orida.com) and its subset for our area, www.boatnortheast. com. Those are social network-United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateBoating enthusiast … Really!By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8ing sites that will link you to your fellow boaters and watersports focus groups and a place for blogs and photographs. Not stopping there, Gardner is also an o cer of the Jacksonville Marine Association at the http://boatjax.com/ website. They promote social activities, education and boating on the St. Johns River and its tributaries. All this organizational activity is fueled by Gardners love of boating on his 23 Yamaha, the Salt Shaker, through the environs of Black Creek and the St. Johns River. Coming full circle, he has also recently become our ” otillas Marine Safety O cer. I think he probably has the connections useful to success at that task. Our February boating safety class was near capacity at 34 students. If you want to take advantage of our live one-day safety instruction, reserve your space for April 6 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Check our website for more information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. Mandarin NewsLineHeather Seay904-866-4919 € hs@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising:YOUR Community Newspaper

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € April 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 29 Politicians and community leaders may want to pay heed to the results of a newly released Jacksonville University (JU) poll, in which conventional sentiments that the St. Johns River is the areas lifeblood and greatest asset arent re” ected in public attitudes. Asked to name the most important asset to the region, only 28 percent of metro area respondents named the St. Johns River. Nearly two-thirds put Navy bases at the top. Nearly half didnt see a direct connection between their personal actions and the rivers health. Most people dont get to use or enjoy the river and that can a ect their attitudes about the rivers role as a generator of income and jobs,Ž said Dr. Ray Oldakowski, professor of geography and director of the JU Social Science Research Center, whose students conducted the survey. The poll, released on March 6, is a comprehensive survey asking Northeast Florida and Central Florida residents their attitudes about the St. Johns, Oldakowski said. Many people drive over the river, but most dont get the opportunity to enjoy it and that may contribute to these feelings,Ž he said. That creates obstacles for its future health, said Dr. Quinton White, executive director of JUs Marine Science Research Institute. Theres a disconnect. If you want people to protect the river, then they have to value it in the “ rst place,Ž he said. Its a call to action for our government and St. Johns River gets little respect in Jacksonville University poll of residentsagencies to do more to help shift attitudes.Ž The poll was conducted last fall and then analyzed by JU faculty and students. It has a margin of error of plus or minus “ ve percentage points. Findings were broken out between Jacksonville Metropolitan Area residents (Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties) and residents south of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area (Putnam, Volusia, Seminole and Brevard counties). Among key “ ndings of metro area residents: € About 70 percent never “ sh the river, two-thirds dont boat it and 90 percent dont swim in it. € More than half feel they dont know enough about how to safeguard the river and 45 percent dont see a direct connection between their personal actions and the rivers health. € Just two percent see protecting the environment as the biggest challenge facing the local community, compared to 58 percent who see job creation as the biggest hurdle, followed by 20 percent who view reducing crime as the biggest problem. The importance of the river and feelings about how personal behavior a ects it were even lower among residents farther south of Jacksonville. Our river is so important to this area, but that is not really the perception of the overall public,Ž White said. They dont think that their actions a ect the health of the river. Those kinds of perceptions a ect how much Photo courtesy of Michelle Davidson/JU. they want to support it.Ž The “ ndings underscore the need to create more awareness of the St. Johns Rivers health and its value to Northeast Florida, White said. Theres a need for education about the importance of the river ecologically, and how it contributes to the economy as well.Ž We’re Building Something Special Episcopal 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. Now that spring has arrived it is time to start getting excited. With another mild North Florida winter behind us we can expect an early start to what is shaping up to be another fabulous “ shing year. Our “ shing opportunities are many and vary greatly. Backyard ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, ocean and waterways are all just minutes away with each o ering their own unique type of “ shing. As spring advances any of these bodies of water can be considered for your next family “ shing trip.Ponds and creeks abound in most of our neighborhoods providing us with easy access to easy “ shing. Bream being the most prevalent species in these waters can provide hours of “ shing fun for the kids. An inexpensive zebco rod and reel “ shed with a hook and bobber with bread balls for bait is all it takes to get any kid on his way to becoming an avid angler. These very same ponds and creeks are also home to some pretty nice bass for the more experienced angler.The St. Johns River o ers us a huge variety of “ shing options throughout the year. Being brackish, both freshwater and saltwater species of “ sh will inhabit its shores along with tasty crustaceans such as blue crabs and shrimp. As the spring progresses to summer our “ shing possibilities will be on the Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaincrease giving us choices of whether to shrimp, “ sh for reds or even chase occasional tarpon. Our greatest body of water for our “ shing enjoyment is the Atlantic Ocean and you dont need a boat to “ sh it. Besides miles of beach to “ sh from, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine both o er piers for your “ shing convenience. Pier “ shing and surf “ shing can provide hours of fun for the whole family while providing catches that will feed everyone. Whiting are usually red hot in the spring and can be caught most anywhere in the surf or from a pier. With the arrival of spring we have another “ shing season before us. Our local bodies of water provide us with many di erent “ shing opportunities that are ours to enjoy. Now is the time to get excited and start planning that “ rst “ shing outing. Fishing Report: Bass biting in ponds and creeks. Whiting in the surf. Sea trout o the end of docks from Buckman to San Marco. Look for an early yellowmouth bite in the river at channel markers. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent “ shing will last a lifetime.Editors Note: This column marks the second year anniversary of Captain Davids shing reports. Thank you, Captain David, for sharing your knowledge with us these past two years!

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Page 30, Mandarin NewsLine € April 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com This spring the azaleas in my neighborhood were delightful. So often they bloom with such promise, only to melt away in the next heavy rain after looking lovely for just a few days. Not so this year; they came slowly into bloom, “ lling the air with their delicate perfume and looked beautiful for days on end. We clearly had ideal weather for them, and both honey bees and native bees have reaped the bene“ ts. If you visited the Extension O ce on North McDu in early March, you may have noticed a lea” ess shrub with striking clusters of white ” owers. This is the suitably named fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus ), which is a small native tree or shrub. It is dioecious, with male and female ” owers on separate plants. The male ” owers are perhaps Spring delightsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASmore showy, but in proximity to a male, the female will bear small dark blue fruits which the birds love. It too is perfumed. The Mandarin Garden Club, on Loretto Road just west of San Jose Boulevard, has a delightful woodland garden which is open to all. They also have a fringe tree, but by the end of March and into April there will be other treats to see, many of them native to this area. In some of the wilder areas around town the native vine Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens ) bloomed in February, twining through shrubs and up into the tree canopy. It was a cheery sight as the starlike blooms are a pretty yellow. Carolina jessamine is another scented spring delight. In the home landscape it prefers sun and a not-too-dry site. It will climb to 20 feet to reach sunlight, but is stockier in full sun. The native coral or trumpet honeysuckle ( Lonicera sempervirens ) is also an early bloomer. Unlike the invasive Japanese honeysuckle, this vine is more easily contained and is perfect for returning hummingbirds. Flowering sporadically throughout the year, this plant is … yes … a delight. Now that daylight saving time is with us, our irrigation systems can run up to twice a week if necessary. As lawns green up and need more moisture, take care to adjust your watering to account for rainfall. More is not better; too moist an environment can easily lead to fungus and an invasion of the dreaded dollar weed, and neither is easy to control. Far safer to let your grass tell you when it needs water … when the blades fold together and footprints remain when you walk on it. Water early in the morning to reduce evaporation and never between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., unless you have applied a lawn treatment that requires it (or are establishing a new lawn). Avoid watering late in the day, as it encourages fungus. Gardeners often look to the weather for guidance on what to plant, and when. Some of us do our research on the internet, with the help of USDA zone guidelines, and others look to our local nurseries for advice. A reliable source is the Duval County Extension Service publication, A New Leaf: http:// duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/ nleafMarchApril.13_000.pdf.Female fringe tree, Mandarin Garden Club Garden (c) Katherine Arrandale The greater Jacksonville area once again came together to assist Comfort Keepers in collecting 2200 pounds of food through its Feed Seniors Now food drive for low income seniors. Comfort Keepers, a licensed home health agency providing in-home care services to seniors, has a keen interest in making a positive impact for the undernourished seniors in the Jacksonville area. Following last years successful food drive, we were Second annual successful community food drive for area seniorsbound and determined to make this one even more successful,Ž said Kathryn Murphy RN, owner of the local Jacksonville Comfort Keepers o ce. We asked local businesses to make either monetary or food donations to help local seniors and to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of senior hunger and malnutrition. Many contributors from last year asked if they could assist again. It is obvious the people of Jacksonville care about helping our elders, and with this kind of support, we will be able to help our seniors live healthy, independent lives by getting the food and nutrition they need even if it is just for a short period,Ž Murphy said. Comfort Keepers partnered locally with the Student Nutrition Club from the University of North Florida. The students helped to raise money by holding two car washes and collect nonperishable food on campus. With over $1400 collected additional food was purchased at COSTCO and all the food was brought to the Comfort Keepers o ce located in Mandarin. The UNF students helped again by packing the food in 110 bags. The 2200 pounds of food were then delivered to ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging Resource Center for Northeast Florida for distribution of the food to quali“ ed low income seniors. There are many factors involved in malnutrition and hunger is just one of those,Ž said Murphy. We hope this campaign helped people to understand the depth and seriousness of the malnutrition problem among seniors and how it impacts families beyond just food security and availability. 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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 7, Issue 7 April 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 From the City Councilmember Page 6 School District Journal Page 7 Civics for one and all Page 8 Political Commentary Page 9 Rotary Club update Page 11 Food and Fun Page 12 Peoples Fest Page 13 Wilfords closes Page 14 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 17 Community NutcrackerPage 18 Summer Camp Guide Page 22 MHS Happenings Page 23 MHS Sports Page 25 Faith News Page 28 Coast Guard update Page 29 St. Johns River poll Fishing Report Page 30 Gardening As the Old Mandarin Store and Post O ce came alive on March 10, it was hard to believe that only a little over 100 years had passed since it rst opened in 1911. It was just like a spring day of years-gone-by as friends and neighbors of Mandarin gathered at the little store at 12471 Mandarin Road. They wandered about and leaned against the counters as they exchanged the latest news and old stories, all the while snacking on chocolate Moon Pies and Royal Crown Cola. There even was a great big glass Lance jar that you might remember from For years, Mandarin icon Billy Barwald has been sharing stories and tales with his friends and neighbors. His history in Mandarin goes back a very long time, all the way back to when his family moved their two-story home by barge up the St. Johns River from Riverside to Loretto Road, across from Loretto Elementary School. With Barwalds gift for the long tale it was only natural that the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society would invite him to the museum for some Front Porch Stories. Each Sunday from February 10 through March 10, Barwald came to the museum to tell his tales not like you would nd in a school lecture, but with the special avor of friends and neighbors sitting around on the front porch as the sun goes down listening to Grandpa tell of the highlights of his life. Titles for the stories included The citrus business in Mandarin during the time of Positive energy lled the room as the eighth annual Teen Entrepreneurship Conference Its HER Business got underway at the University of North Florida University Center on March 15. Junior Achievements JA Girl$, along with community partners including The Small Business Development Center at UNF and Duval County Public Schools, held this one-day conference to encourage nancial literacy and Junior Achievement hosts business conference for teensBy Contributing Writer Stephanie P ster, Junior AchievementFront Porch Stories entertain and informBy Karl Kennell Billy Barwood on the porch at the Mandarin Museum. Teens learn at the Its HER Business conference. entrepreneurship among high school girls ages 15 to 18. Thirty-four women business owners, including RT Publishing, Inc. owner Rebecca Taus, helped facilitate the conference and served as mentors. Girls had the chance to interview these successful women to learn everything it takes to start a business. They learned concepts such as how to budget, how a business runs and how to write a business plan. Amari Mondy, an 11th grader, wants to have her own clothing boutique someday and said she enjoyed getting tips and background knowledge from the ladies and learning what they went through. It gives them a real insight into the business world, stated Betzy Santiago, special assistant to the mayor. They can see the opportunities available to them and other avenues to consider. The girls collaborated through hands-on activities such as Junior Achievements hands-on exercise Balance, Break Even or Broke, in which they learned the impact of daily choices in determining their nancial futures. Conference mentor Annie Grogan, president of The H.I.L.L. of Northeast Florida, had high praise for the girls participating: Its evident they all have a good head on their shoulders. They have the potential to really do something. Junior Achievements JA Miss Aggie Emily Lisska recognized on annual Miss Aggie DayBy Karl Kennell Karen Roumillat and Miss Aggie Award recipient, Emily Lisskachildhood holding those tasty crackers, though today it serves as a donation jar for the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. The occasion for the neighborly get-together was the awarding of the 2013 Miss Aggie Award. On Miss Aggie Day each year since 2003, a woman in Mandarin who has made signi cant contributions including civic, educational or charitable accomplishments in the community is presented the Miss Aggie Award. The awardee is chosen from nominations submitted from the community and voted on by the Mandarin Museum and Historical Societys board of directors. This years Harriet Beecher Stowe and the great freeze of 1899, Cattle drives from Loretto to Palm Valley, The Barwalds and the adventure of moving to Loretto Front Porch Stories cont. on pg. 12 Junior Achievement cont. on pg. 9 Miss Aggie cont. on pg. 23 Appearing in this issue! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Call 904-886-4919 for information!

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Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reect the opinion of RT Publishing, Inc. Advertising Rates are available by request. RT Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers. Nor does RT Publishing, Inc. endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. RT Publishing, Inc. reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2012. At RT Publishing we welcome Letters to the Editor. We request they be no more than 250 words. All letters must include writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy 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 April 7 and 21, May 5 and 19, June 2, 16 and 30 and July 14 and 28. The market will be closed in August and start up again on September 1. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. Are you taxed enough already? You can meet like-minded individuals at the fth annual Tax Day Rally on April 15 is $15.50 for members and $16.50 for non-members. Reservations are required; please call Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday April 18. Call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our club. A Spring Gardening Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. The Duval County Extension sta is o ering this workshop where you can learn about the Good, Bad and Ugly Insects, Landscape Tips and Keeping Tools in Shape. This is a free program, but prefrom 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing. The fun, family event, sponsored by First Coast Tea Party, will feature keynote speaker Michael Patrick Leahy, author of Covenant of Liberty. Music will be provided by Let Freedom Sing, a local patriotic choral group. Face painting, balloon sculpture and information booths with educational material will provide something for everyone. Come see what we are all about. For more information, please contact visit FCTPcommunity. org or call 683-3945.The journey to end cancer begins with a single step. Relay for Life of Mandarin invites the entire Jacksonville community to join their journey on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The 24-hour event, which will take place at Mandarin High School, will feature traditional Relay for Life ceremonies, lively entertainment and unique fundraising ideas. The Relay has already kicked-o its 2012-2013 season, so do not delay when signing up. More information on becoming a sponsor or forming a team for Relay for Life of Mandarin can be found on www.relayforlife. org/mandarin or by calling the local American Cancer Society o ce. Relay for Life is the American Cancer Societys largest fundraising event.The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, April 20 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 Womens Club program for Thursday, April 25 will feature Tony Preissig, a retired Secret Service Agent, who will talk about Changes Since 9/11. This program is held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Club membership is open to all women no matter where they live. The price of the luncheon Whats New cont. on pg. 4 Call 904-886-4919 for information! Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! ~Mandarin NewsLine~The CreekLine~Southside NewsLine~ Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com For coverage, service and rate second opinions . The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County SheriffThe excellent declines in crime, especially violent crime, of the past three years (2009 through 2011) have plateaued (-0.3 percent).The 2012 results, when released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement later this year, will show a slight decline in crime overall (-3.5 percent), caused mostly by a good decline in property crime (4.0 percent)*. We are fortunate and I attribute this to the high level of citizen engagement we have built in the community and aggressive prosecution by the State Attorney. Also, our judiciary is the nest in the state. But as we enter into budget preparations for the 2014 scal year, I am very concerned. These arent scare tactics. We can no longer cut our way to greatness in public safety, while trying to attract top tier businesses to our city and ask our residents to help revitalize our core (downtown) community. Im asking each citizen to do more to engage with us. Heres a list: Be Alert Today and Alive Tomorrow! Help prevent tra c crashes and fatalities. Slow down. Pay attention. Stay o the phone and dont text and drive. Obey the signs and rules of the road; motorists must share the road with bicycles. Pedestrians and cyclists must obey the rules of the road as well. Tra c homicides (138), which are largely preventable, are higher than murders (93), which are much less preventable. You can help lower the number of tra c fatalities by being a more attentive driver, bicyclist and pedestrian. Also, do not engage in any of those activities if you are under the in uence. Share the Road. Its the law. Did you know that bicycles are technically vehicles? Did you know that as a motorist you are required to pass a bicyclist on the roadways with a three feet barrier and they are allowed to ride up to two-abreast in the right lane of the roadway, with tra c? Many people dont know the Rules of the Road go to www.jaxsheri .org and click on the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow icon for more information.registration is requested. Please contact beckyd@coj.net or 255-7450. 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 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 April meeting of the River City Womens Club will have its monthly luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon will be followed by the installation of 2013-2014 o cers. After this, checks will be presented to the charities selected by the club for the 2012-2013 year. For additional information, please call 2628719. The Italian American Club in Mandarin will host its annual garage sale on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Delicious Italian lunches are available along with our homemade desserts. Come join us for a fun- lled Saturday. Remember someones junk is your treasure! For further information about our club, check our website at www.iacofjacksonville.com/. The Mandarin Garden Club annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 2892 Loretto Road. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next door at the Masonic Lodge. Inside the clubhouse will be over owing with a wide selection of reasonably priced plants that grow very well right here in Mandarin. Outside will be the back by popular demand vendors selling the most wonderful gardening related items. For additional information, please contact mandaringardenclub@ comcast.net or 268-1192. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. These are new winter hours beginning in January. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The April general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program American Quilting History, 1700 to 1800 will be presented by Group 1 of the members. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us online at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild.Whats New cont. on pg. 5 Whats New cont. from pg. 3Lock your cars and garages and homes. I continue to be amazed by the number of people who ignore the warning about leaving a car unlocked even if it is just for a minute. It takes less than that to steal a car. And with your paperwork (insurance documents, bank statements, phone bill) in the car, identity theft is a real possibility in an auto theft. And if you keep car keys or house keys in your car, a home burglary is just another step away for the criminals. Never leave your weapons in your car. You would be shocked to know how many violent crimes are committed with guns stolen from a registered owner because they were not properly secured. They end up being sold on the street to people who cannot buy them legally. Protect your children. Monitor their internet activities. Monitor and engage in their social networking activities. Know their friends and the parents and guardians of their friends. There is a curfew in Jacksonville for juveniles. There are truancy laws, as well. If you are having trouble with your child, there are resources available to you: Police Athletic League; Mental Health Resource Center; The Parent Help Center; The Boys and Girls Club; Camp Cadet; and the Duval County Public Schools have their own police who are Resource O cers. Dont let problems escalate. As a parent, I know sometimes the hardest thing to do is to reach out and ask for help. But a troubled adolescent needs help, and there are professionals trained to provide it. First Call for Help, operated by the United Way of Northeast Florida, can be reached by calling 2-1-1. The more we work together; the stronger our solidarity in the good ght the neverending battle to harden the target against criminal activity and prevent tragic accidents. I thank you for your support in this ght. *O cial 2012 Uniformed Crime Report (UCR) Crime statistics are expected to be released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement later in the spring.

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Now oering Brazilian Blowout $200 during the month of April! From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6Twenty-two years ago, the property at the corner of Oak Blu Lane and San Jose Boulevard was zoned for commercial development. Currently, the land owner is busy prepping the property for development. Plans for the vertical development have yet to be submitted, but once they are, Ill be able to let you know what type of business we will see on that property. As the vice-chair of the Land Use and Zoning (LUZ) Committee, I am heavily involved in applications for zoning changes, exceptions, variances, etc. I have seen rsthand how development can be a good thing for our area and a boon to our local economy, but it must be responsible and take into account the concerns of nearby residents. For the most part, Mandarin has done well maintaining a balance. Just about every day I hear the word diversity. Downtown at City Hall and throughout every other government entity, it seems to be the new mantra. Nowadays, every organization, committee and group absolutely must have diversity. Im not against diversity; in fact, just the opposite, but Im more in favor of attracting the most quali ed and experienced people no matter who they are or where they come from. In sports like football, baseball, basketball or even golf and tennis, should we demand selecting players based on diversity like the government is demanding? I think not. Can you imagine any sports team relying on diversity alone to be the best it can be? No, 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 a compulsive overeater? Do you eat when youre not hungry or not eat when your body needs nourishment? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Do you have feelings of guilt, shame or embarrassment about how you eat? Do you eat sensibly in front of others and then make up for it when youre alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) may help. The group meets every Thursday from 12:00 noon until 1:15 p.m. at Christian Family Chapel, located at 10365 Old St. Augustine Road, in Building D, Room 4. For information, please call 472-4067. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. The Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) Program is now o ering a FREE class in Mandarin at Jacksonville Worship Center on Old St Augustine Road! The class will start Saturday, March 16 and meet once a week for six consecutive weeks. Free workbook, water bottle, stress ball, and nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge or gum) will be provided. Please call early to register at 4820189. Visit our website at www. north oridaahec.org. The Garden Club of Jacksonvilles eighth annual Blooms Galore and More plant sale and artisan festival will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine) located on the beautiful St. Johns River at 1005 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase plants grown by Garden Club members at exceptional prices. A bene t to these locally grown plants is that they are already acclimated to our local weather. Also at the festival will be professional plant nurseries and artisans selling their unique handcrafted items including outdoor garden art, womens clothing, jewelry, botanical products, fragrant candles, gourd art and more. A childrens activity area is something new this year and a light lunch will be for sale as well. A forum of Florida Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. Dont miss this great event! The Sierra Club will host local columnist Mark Woods, who will share his travel stories and photos in his journey through our National Parks and highlight their legacy. The meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land ll. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876.I cant either. But in todays political world, if you try to set an example by demanding the best and diverge in any way from the new mantra, you are immediately accused of being intolerant. Wow! On top of it, those who oppose your opinion say you are a hate monger or a racist. Its becoming more evident to me that those who make a habit of accusing others of intolerance are themselves intolerant to di ering opinions. You dont agree with me? Then you must be a racist. This is the thinking today. I would like to send a message to those folks by stating publicly that I am not going to fall in line with this new mantra. Its wrong and demeaning for the vast majority of us. I will continue to remain loyal to the needs of the Mandarin community, my principles, my pro-business attitude and my responsible approach to government by making sure the taxpayers money is spent well. This means demanding that we appoint and hire the most quali- ed people to run our government and serve on our boards and commissions, regardless of race, creed or background. Politics is clearly a contact sport so get in the game and help make government more responsive to its citizens. By the way, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions at my Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Loretto Elementary. See you there. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. God bless, Matt SchellenbergWhats New cont. from pg. 4 Happy Spring! Dont forget to File Your Taxes!Monday, April 15

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Five teachers were nominated as nalists and they are: Scott Cason, history teacher at Mandarin High School Cameron Foley, reading teacher at Ramona Boulevard Elementary School Blair Nolan, English teacher at First Coast High School Apryl Shackelford, reading teacher at Northwestern Middle School Robyn White, reading coach at West Jacksonville Elementary School If you havent yet heard Apryl Shackelford, reading teacher from Northwestern Middle School, was named the Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year 2013. ConSan Marco Boulevard will once again be transformed into an outdoor art gallery showcasing the work of leading local, regional and national artists on April 6 and 7, 2013. Festival promoter Howard Alan Events produced the November show with a wonderful turnout of artists and festival patrons. This event will also feature a wide array of artwork. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists will line San Marco Boulevard with their gallery style display booths and will be present for the duration of the festival. All artists are juried by an independent panel of expert judges and hand-selected from hundreds of applicants based on quality and diversity. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. All of the artwork With springtime planting under way and dry conditions forecast for spring and summer in north and east-central Florida, year-round water conservation is one of the most important strategies to help meet Floridas water supply needs now and in the future. Watering restrictions are in place throughout the year within the St. Johns River Water Management Districts 18-county region to ensure the e cient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. Coinciding with the return to daylight saving time on March 10, landscape irrigation is allowed up to two days a week before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. Landscape irrigation is limited to the following days: Wednesday and Saturday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in an odd number or have no address Thursday and Sunday for residential landscape irrigation at addresses that end in an even number Tuesday and Friday for nonresidential landscape irrigation In addition, irrigation is limited to three-quarters of an Let us know about your organization or club!Dont know how to write a press release? No problem. Just write up the: Send to our Editor: Martie Thompson, editor@rtpublishing.com Please give your name and phone number should she need to contact you. She will handle the rest! gratulations to Ms. Shackelford. A job well done! In other School Board news we are working on developing a new strategic plan. In it we have laid out a vision, mission, core values and a set of goals to raise student achievement. Vision: Every student is inspired and prepared for success in college, career and life. Mission: To provide educational excellence in every in school, in every classroom, for every student, every day. Core Values: Excellence We expect the highest standards throughout our organization from the School Board and Superintendent to the student. Integrity We foster positive relationships based on mutual respect, transparency, honesty and the consistent demonstration of actions. Innovation We create dynamic systems and process that solve problems and overcome challenges. Equity We promote an environment that ensures equal opportunity and values diversity Collaboration We are a community of individuals who share a collective responsibility to achieve our common mission Goals: Develop great educators and leaders Engage parents, caregivers and community Develop the whole child Ensure e ective, equitable and e cient use of resources The plan isnt complete yet. In the next few months we will be de ning targets for measurable outcomes tied to student achievement. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please direct your comments and questions to me at FischerJ@ DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372.Mark your calendar for the San Marco Art Festivalis original and handmade in America. The San Marco Art Festival makes the arts accessible to a broad audience. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $30,000 metal sculptures. The event appeals to people of all ages including families, art enthusiasts and serious art buyers looking to add to their collections. The San Marco Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.Springtime irrigation should be e cientBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtinch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs. The restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private water utility. Some exceptions apply, such as the use of water from a reclaimed water supply, which is allowed any time except when a local government restricts the use of reclaimed water. Landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week during Eastern Standard Time, which resumes the rst Sunday in November. Currently, rainfall averages across the region vary widely Volusia County is more than 11 inches below normal rainfall for the past 12 months, while Baker County is 12.5 inches above normal rainfall for the same period. Regardless of temporary conditions, watering wisely year-round promotes healthier lawns and landscapes and can save thousands of gallons of water per month, as well as saving homeowners money. To help homeowners save water, the Districts online plant database provides a comprehensive and searchable listing of plants most suitable for a variety of growing conditions. Inside the home, xing leaks and replacing older high-water-use plumbing xtures with newer watersaving ones can save signi cant amounts of water. The District also focuses on year-round conservation by requiring all permit holders to use water e ciently, encouraging the use of reclaimed water and storm water to conserve potable water. Additional details about the watering restrictions are available at oridaswater.com/wateringrestrictions. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.comWe are all faced with a series ofgreat opportunities disguised asimpossible situations.~Chuck Swindoll Happy Spring!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 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 Call th e W ate r Treatment Compan y J acksonville has trusted for ove r 20 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 30 + years of serving clients.D.K. Briery, CPA, PLCCertified Public Accountant Call Today for a Consultation! There is no charge for hour consultation if we prepare your taxes.904-880-3200Located in the Julington Creek Business Park Tax Tip of the MonthAre you late in ling your return? If so, you are amongst MANY! Do NOT be ashamed, but DO what it takes to get out of that situation! If you OWE money, not only are you accruing penalties and interest on the amount you owe, you are accruing penalties on LATE FILED returns. If you have a REFUND, you have a limited time to le, in order to get that money back. If 2009 tax returns are not led by 4/15/13, the IRS will keep your money. If you need help, please contact us! Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! It is not too late to join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society s Human Race 2013 team. This walk/run event will be held on April 6 beginning at 8 a.m. It is a 5k or 1 mile walk/run for non-pro t organizations. It is sponsored by HandsOn Jacksonville (HOJ) and 1st Place Sports. The event will be held at the St. Johns Town Center. It is very easy to register: Go to www.handsonjacksonville.com/race and click sign me up. All walkers and runners must be registered (except babies in strollers). No pets please. As a casual user of social media, I have noticed a hotter tone and a raised level of tension between my friends on any number of current issues. Among even my small circle of contacts, I can read, at any moment, comments that both praise and condemn some proposed change in the status of gun rights, gay marriage, abortion laws, the public budget or whatever. But, be sure, this is not a new phenomenon in American public discourse. We need only to recall the heated and divisive battles our nation has survived, from the most well-known, the Civil War, to some maybe lesser known, but no less bitterly divisive, like the labor disputes of the early 20th century, the California water wars, the treatment of native Americans, etc. No, we, today, certainly cannot claim discovery rights to divisive politics. In fact, as I will show, it is built into our constiThe Northeast Florida Association of Realtors announces real estate market statistics for February 2013. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales, combined. Northeast Floridas real estate market is back in business. Februarys closed sales of 1,396 were an 11.5 percent increase over a year ago. Of the 1,396 sales, 787 were traditional and 609 were lender-mediated. Median sales price in February was $135,025, up 15.7 percent from February 2012. The price increases were applicable to both categories: up 7.8 percent from a year ago on traditional sales and up 16.3 percent on lender-mediated sales. Sales are moving more briskly, taking an average of 103 days to sell, 14.9 percent less time than 121 days a year ago. An inventory of 7,914 homes for sale in February was down 31.5 percent from 11,559 homes in February 2012. The Calling all walkers! Select Mandarin Museum and Historical Society from the drop-down list of participating agencies. On the registration form you also have the chance to win a cash prize of $5000 by guessing the number of birdies that will be made in the 2013 PLAYERS Championship. After you register, you will be provided with some more information by email. For more information, please call 268-0784, email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net or visit www.mandarinmuseum.net.E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School Districttutional DNA, if you will. Last month I introduced R. Freeman Butts and his idea of the Twelve Tables of Civism. In this paradigm, Butts delineated 12 principles fundamental to American civic education and, I believe, necessary for all citizens understanding of American civic life. He structured these 12 principles under two headings. Under unum (one) he listed: justice, equality, authority, participation, truth and patriotismthose principles necessary for promoting the general welfare. Countering each of those in respective order under pluribus (the many) are: freedom, diversity, privacy, due process, property and human rightsthose principles necessary to secure the blessing of liberty. Butts separated these principles into the two categories to emphasize their countervailing nature and their true and corrupted forms. Our civic condition begins and ends with a dilemma. What is the healthy balance between liberty for individuals and government control of those liberties for the welfare of society? Many people today are quick to support unlimited individual liberty as the most desired condition. But liberty has a corrupted form. Remember how Thomas Hobbes described society, that in the state of nature unlimited liberty is merely the equivalent of anarchya condition that he said renders life poor, nasty, brutish and short. Liberty is a wonderful gift guaranteed by our founding documents. But none of us wants to have to fend for ourselves in a government-free society, regardless of how tempting the thought may sometimes sound. Justice, in contrast, is the e ort to control the misuse of liberty. The old saying serves us well, Your right to swing your st ends at the end of my nose. Ours is a system founded on the rule of lawlaws approved by duly elected representatives and applied to all equally and fairly. Even though we can all conjure to mind circumstances that belie that fact, such justice is, at very least, our goal. So, as our Facebook friends and fellow tweeters blather about one extreme opinion or another, they are merely conducting the democratic task of balancing liberty and justice. I wish, though, the blather were a bit more civil.NEFAR releases February 2013 real estate sales statistics steady drop in inventory and increase in sales has left just 4.7 months worth of inventory on hand (42 percent less than a year ago). A veto six-month inventory is considered a balanced market. Pending sales (where a contract has been written but the sale has not closed) spiked up to 2,055 in February; 36.9 percent higher than a year ago. NEFAR President Carol Zingone says, Northeast Floridas market is in an upward cycle, with prices and sales steadily increasing. Pending sales are an interesting indicator to watch. While lack of mortgage quali- cations or other issues mean that not every pending sale will result in a closed sale, the intent is clear; people want and are buying homes. For these and numerous other real estate market statistics, take advantage of the free market reports available on the Newsroom | Market Stats tab of www.NEFAR.com. Save the Date!WHAT: Mandarin Relay for Life WHEN: May 4, 2013For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mandarinfl Lunar PhasesLast Quarter: April 3 New: April 10First Quarter: April 18Full: April 25

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com CONSTRUCTION TO PERM FINANCING UP TO 100% www.sb.com Oce: (904) 398-7859 ext. 3224 Cell: (904) 568-8161 hiltonw@sb.com NMLS ID#: 263101 EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Call Wendy HiltonSubject to credit underwriting and approval. Please contact a mortgage originator for more details on available loan programs. 100% nancing applies to VA loans only. Property insurance is required, including ood insurance where applicable. Free agent with every policy. Ill make sure your auto coverage is the best t, then show you all the State Farm discounts you could be getting. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY.FreeDiscount Double Check too.1003065State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 I work in downtown Jacksonville. My o ce is right next to one of the largest hotels in the city. From my window, I can see people walk out the hotels side door and head north on Newnan Street. Once those people make it to the corner of Bay and Newnan, they look bewildered. I feel sorry for them. Im not saying downtown Jacksonville is a dump. On the contrary, many fellow Jacksonvillians have worked tirelessly to bring good things to downtown: our art and science museums, our outstanding orchestra and center for performing arts, our ne library, our sports and entertainment venues and great locally-owned restaurants and bars. Downtown Jacksonville also has some of the best architecture in the region and downtown is probably the most walkable of Jacksonvilles 874 square miles. Downtown has the weekly Art Walk, the monthly Riverside Arts Market and the annual Jacksonville Jazz and One Spark Festivals. To top o that list of good stu (incomplete as it is), our downtown is the only downtown in Florida and one of only a few cities in the southeastern United States with an American Heritage river running through it. But downtown Jacksonville has to be better because downtown Jacksonville is what many Its painfully true that you have to spend money to make money. With that in mind, should Jacksonville government spend money and o er incentives in yet another attempt to revitalize downtown? A quali ed yes is the answer. Any incentives o ered should be at a bare minimum and be performance-based incentives with rigid guidelines and rigorous oversight from the city. In the past we have seen too much money handed out for all the wrong reasons. The free marketplace is often the best predictor and determiner of success. When government gets out of the way of free enterprise things happen, whether downtown or in the suburbs. The best incentives for companies interested in downtown would be those which usually help the most getting rid of excessive regulations and excessive costs for locating businesses downtown. Employees of downtown businesses usually are hit the hardest when it comes to parking. Forget what the tree-huggers preach endlessly about the alleged virtues of public Political CommentaryWe are a city worth showcasingBy David Milton if not most visitors experience when they come to our city. If downtown appears down and out, visitors wont want to return, nor will budding entrepreneurs feel inspired to invest in our city. On the other hand, if we promote downtown Jacksonvilles potential and improve upon our citys existing cultural activities, sporting events and other kinds of entertainment, everybody in Jacksonville bene ts. Well all have more fun stu to do. All that stu will also attract more visitors and businesses and with those visitors and businesses come jobs and prosperity. And the jobs and prosperity wont stay downtown; instead, theyll spread. If downtown prospers, our entire city bene ts. Emphasizing and enhancing all that is already good about downtown Jacksonville and attracting businesses and investment and jobs and prosperity will take vision, hard and occasionally discouraging work and, yes, money. Although private investors are interested in downtown, they need to know that we are dedicated to downtown. Investing tax dollars into downtown or o ering other incentives to reinforce private investment shows our commitment and makes sense. Downtown Jacksonville is on its way. Why not pour gas on the re? Now, if were going to invest our tax dollars into downtown, we cant just climb to the top of the Bank of America building, toss those dollars into the wind and expect the money to produce results. We need a plan. Fortunately, we have the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) and a board of directors united in the goal of a prosperous downtown to develop that plan. With our participation and input, the DIA can focus our investment on the proposals that o er the greatest returns. Even if you rarely go downtown, a thriving downtown Jacksonville bene ts you. Thats why we should spend some of our tax dollars to revitalize downtown Jacksonville. We are a city worth showcasing. 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.Political CommentaryLet the free market determine downtowns futureBy J. Bruce Richardsontransportation; Jacksonville is a city which is dependent on the automobile. Rarely do employees pay for parking if their employment is located outside of downtown. While parking costs in Jacksonville are a fraction of what employees pay to park in many large cities, so, too, in many instances is the hourly or annual income a fraction of what is made in other large cities. Good companies take care of their employees in more ways than a paycheck and vacation policy. Help with parking is one of the ways; it would be a good use of scant city resources to work on parking deals which would bene t everyone. There is the perpetual saga of parking for the Jacksonville Landing. Its sad when its cheaper and easier to park on the Southbank and take a water taxi across the river than nd parking in downtown. The city promised decades ago to x this problem. This is a glaring example of governments inability to honor a contract with the private sector. Those of a certain age recall how Jacksonville had a thriving downtown shopping economy. By the end of the 1970s all of this had melted away and downtown became mostly a government and business center, with few remaining restaurants, entertainment venues or shopping opportunities. Many cities have prospered with multiple downtowns through construction of a combination of business parks and new retail areas along with housing in addition to traditional core downtown business districts. But, there has always been something alluring about a traditional downtown, especially when the nights are lled with entertainment and good places to eat and drink. Jacksonville has had too many starts and stops trying to x downtown by simply throwing money at developers and entrepreneurs who were not best suited to the task. Let the free market dictate how Jacksonvilles downtown will shape up and get government out of the way other than making things easier for the free market to work. Good entrepreneurs need a helping hand for getting rid of hindrances, not giving them free money. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Mandarin NewsLineNow delivered to 32223 32258 32257(select routes)Dont miss your chance to place your ad in the only community newspaper with a monthly circulation of 26,000 addresses! Call Today!886-4919

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We all need to work together to protect our water resources, said Lad Daniels, chairman of the Districts governing board. Together we have made signi cant improvements in water conservation over the last few years and its making a di erence. Hundreds of local governments and organizations adopt proclamations each year recognizing April as Water Conservation Month in Florida. Water conservation is the cornerstone of Floridas water sustainability. Year-round water conservation Spring is in the air and this is the time of year when Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) chapters across the country take millions of steps during the Great Strides walks to cure the genetic disease. In Northeast Florida, six Great Strides walks will take place throughout April and May, o ering a variety of locations to participate and raise money in support of CFF research. Last year, North Florida teams raised nearly $300,000 and this years goal is to top $400,000. Great Strides is the CFFs largest annual fundraising e ort across the country and a terri c family and team-building event, said Jim McCarthy, executive director of the North Florida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation o ce. The schedule for Northeast Florida Great Strides includes: Saturday, April 6 St. Augustine Great Strides at World Golf Village Thursday, May 2 Riverwalk Great Strides at River City Brewing Company Saturday, May 4 Beaches Great Strides at Hanna Park Saturday, May 11 Clay County Great Strides at Orange Park Kennel Club Thursday, May 16 Keiser University Great Strides at Southpoint Campus Saturday, May 18 Fernandina Beach Great Strides at Fort Clinch State Park Check-in for Saturday walks begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk distance is o cially 10K (or 6.2 miles), although most routes have a shorter option. The walk routes are suitable for walking, running, strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged friends. A Kids Corner at each walk location provides activities for the smallest participants and their families. In addition, there are drinks, food and awards awaiting walkers during the post-walk celebration. The Riverwalk Great Strides walk takes place on a shorter course along the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the St. Johns River, starting and nishing at Mandarin Rotary held its annual fundraising gala on March 14 at The Comedy Zone located in the Mandarin Ramada Inn. This is the third year that owner Fred Pozen has helped his fellow Rotarians by hosting this worthy event. Laugh for Charity was a sold out success with comedienne headliner Karen Mills performing her clean and clever style of wit. As always, 100 percent of the ticket proceeds of $15,000 will be presented to The Mandarin Food Bank and Junior Achievement. Speaking of Junior Achievement (JA), on February 26, Mandarin Rotarians Max Zahn and Steve Gallagher spoke to Mandarin High School students as part of a JA day event. The focus of the event was nancial literacy and career preparedness. Students at every grade April is Water Conservation MonthBy Contributing Writer Teresa H. Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtis one of the most important strategies to help meet water supply needs now and in the future. Year-round District conservation initiatives include: Consumptive use permit conditions that require all permit holders to use water e ciently. Irrigation rules that limit irrigation to up to two days per week during the spring and summer months and one day a week during the cooler time of the year. The Florida Water Star program that promotes water e ciency in new home construction and commercial properties by o ering resources and incentives to builders and home buyers. A Water Conservation Challenge for K-12 students that provides hands-on water conservation projects and a pledge that students sign promising to educate family, neighbors and their community on water conservation. Visit oridaswater.com/waterconservation for tips on how to conserve water.NE Florida Great Strides Walks to bene t Cystic Fibrosis Foundation begin April 6 River City Brewings outside deck area. The Keiser University site is also a shorter walk that will have a 5K run option this year. Checkin starts for both Thursday walks at 5:00 p.m. Following the walks, participants will enjoy music and light snacks. Participants can register for Great Strides by visiting the Great Strides website at www. c .org/Chapters/n /greatstrides. Once the team leader has registered online, walkers can sign up and utilize the online fundraising tools provided. Everyone who raises at least $100 receives an o cial Great Strides team t-shirt. Super Striders, those who have raised $500 by walk day, will receive a special Super Striders gift. This is a historic time in the ght against cystic brosis. Promising therapies that treat the underlying cause of CF, rather than just the symptoms, are in late-stage clinical trials. The rst of these medicines, Kalydeco, was released in January 2012 and for the 6 percent of the CF population that is bene ting, the impact has been dramatic. Patients taking Kalydeco have experienced signi cant increase in lung function, as well as a lessening of other symptoms like nasal polyps and the inability to keep a healthy body mass. If successful, these additional compounds could change the face of the disease and the prognosis for all those who su er from it. Because of the Foundation and the funds it raises, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives. The outlook for people with cystic brosis continues to improve, year after year. For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their activities throughout the year in North Florida, please visit http://n .c .org or call the CF Foundation of North Florida o ce at 733-3560.Whats New with Rotary Club of MandarinBy Contributing Writer Ken McCauley, Rotary Club of Mandarinlevel took part in the life lessons program. This year Junior Achievement of North Florida was selected as a test site for the new JA programs. Feedback gathered from teachers, volunteers and students will help shape the nal product. Fellow Rotarian, Jack Avery, taught third grade students at Greenland Pines using the new material. Additionally, two new middle school programs were piloted in Katherine Hagers eighth grade classroom at Mandarin Middle School. The Mandarin area schools have embraced the exceptional programs of JA for many years, making them an ideal testing site for the new teaching programs. For more information about Rotary Club of Mandarin and our activities, please contact us at MandarinRotary@aol.com. Junior Achievement cont. from pg. 1Girl$ initiative aims to prepare young women for economic success by teaching lessons in nancial literacy, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about JA Girl$, please contact Elizabeth Paulson, program director, at Elizabeth@jajax.com. For more information about Its HER Business, please visit Facebook.com/ItsHerBusiness.

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LAW OFFICE. BANKRUPTCY. F AMILY LAW, WILLS, PROBATE. We now offer digital X-Rays on site! Sambursky Chiropractic, LLCDr. Bruce Sambursky, Chiropractic Physician683-437612421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just South of Care Spot-formerly Solantic ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comTHE PATIENT OR PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE S, EXAMINATIONS OR TREATMENT. Chiropractor ) Dr. Sambursky has 25 Years ExperienceDo you take my insurance?: Yes Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Medicare, United Health care, All Automobile insurances. Call our office if your insurance is not listed. Cash programs also available. What conditions do you Treat?: What are your hours? Where are you located? Immediate/Same day appointments I recently had the great pleasure of meeting with Bill Bortz eld, the new communications manager of the Museum of Science and History, better known as MOSH. With all the exciting exhibits that are available to us there, we are indeed fortunate to have someone with his experience to bring them to our attention. It is also an asset that he has lived and worked in the area for over a decade and has a good feeling for the interests of the residents of Jacksonville. His experience in the area most recently includes serving as the digital director of digital media e orts at WJXX-ABC 25/ WTLV-NBC 12, known collectively as First Coast News. He also held a variety of positions at the Florida Times Union during more than a decade of rapid re editorial, technological and business changes. These are just a few highlights from an extensive career in communications that will indeed be invaluable to MOSH and the community. To quote Bortz eld, My adventure at Jacksonvilles Museum of Science and History is just beginning. I look forward to getting the word out on all that MOSH has to o er. To try to bring you up to date with some of the great experiences that are awaiting you at MOSH, Ill begin with the current featured exhibit entitled Race: Are We So Different? This is an award winning, 5000 square foot interactive traveling exhibit developed in 2007 by the American Anthropological Association. It will continue through April 28. Its purpose is to help individuals of all ages understand The Womens Center of Jacksonville presents the third annual 2013 Speaker Series Women, Words and Wisdom and our second speaker Jennifer K. Wesely, Ph.D. on Tuesday, April 2. Our nal speaker, Madeline Scales-Taylor, presents on May 7. Both of the lectures will be held at Theatre Jacksonville in San Marco. Each event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the featured speaker and at 6:30 p.m., the lecture with a question and answer session to follow. Ticket prices are EncoreWhats new at MOSH?By Betty Swenson Bergmark, Professor Emeritus, Jacksonville Universitythe origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science. Among the presentations remaining in this exhibit is a showing of the lm The 904 on March 26 plus two o erings in the Speaker Seriesa panel discussion led by Dr. Melissa Hargrove entitled Through Our Eyes; Racing and Erasing Art on March 28 and on April 24, Dr. Thomas Spielberg will present Racial Myths: What does our DNA Say? On April 27 there is also an opportunity to experience a Family Cultural Day, when you can bring the whole family to celebrate cultural diversity with food, music and art. Another outstanding continuing series is MOSH After Dark, a fun series of cool adult programs. On June 27, Wine Making 101 will be o ered. The series continues on a monthly basis through November. Other o erings include the very special Cosmic Concerts. Held in the planetarium, they combine visual art and contemporary music with a spectacular laser show. Among the many other permanent exhibits are The Body Within, Water Worlds, Currents of Time, Atlantic Tales, the Florida Naturalists Center, plus the Loft Gallery which houses changing exhibits. Through September, Jacksonville By DesignA1A celebrates 100 Years of Architecture will be featured. What a wonderful variety and there is more! For additional information, you can call 396-6674 or visit www. themosh.org.Women, Words and Wisdom: part of 2013 Speaker Series$35 for a single speaker. Dr. Jennifer Wesely will focus on two of the most marginalized groups of women in our society today: homeless women and sex workers. The focus of her talk is appropriate as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She will take a close look at the role violence plays in the homelessness of women and the sexualization of girls and women in our society. Dr. Wesely is the author of two books: Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women and Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization. The 2013 Speaker Series concludes on Tuesday, May 7 with Madeline Scales-Taylor, whose career spanned 37 years and included work in the nonpro t sector, human resources training, marketing and community relations. Since retirement, Scales-Taylor has made many discoveries and observations about lifes ever-changing status. As part of the baby boomer generation, Scales-Taylor is changing the de nition of retirement. Join her as she shares how retirement can impact women as we transform the me generation into the we generation. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to learn and to bene t from the wisdom of three very interesting and talented women and, in turn, to bene t the Womens Centers Expanded Horizons Adult Literacy Program for Women, said Shirley Webb, executive director of the Womens Center of Jacksonville. Expanded Horizons is a gender-speci c literacy program providing one-on-one tutors and small classes to meet the learning needs of women. The program addresses many types of literacy needs, such as reading, writing, math, computer skills, GED preparation as well as nancial and health literacy. For ticket information, please visit www.womenscenterofjax.org or call 722-3000 x 0. Ticket are $35 for a single lecture. This includes the reception before the talk. All Daylilies $5Pickettville Daylily Farm yy 65 Different Varieties I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Food and Fun Order Online FiveStarPizza.com 262-9590Your community Pizza Shop in the Outback Plaza 99 FREE Garlic Rolls or Pepperoni Rolls with the Purchase of an 18 XLarge 2 Topping Pizza for only $13.99 Limited time only. Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late Delivery Available! A Taste of Germany We Import Directly from Germany! PatricksGerman Food 904-885-6537 Tony and Angela Renna, both Italian immigrants, daily serve their house specialty with pride. This is a hand tossed pizza baked in a brick oven just like they ate in Brooklyn, New York, when they met. The story goes like this: Tony Renna was visiting with his family in New York to attend the christening of his niece. His was 31 years old and still single which concerned his relatives. They did not understand why he was not ready to get married. So they introduced him to a nice girl who was from Italy named Angela. It was like we had known each other our whole life; with both of us coming to America from Italy we had so much in common, Tony Renna states proudly. The rest was history, he continues. In the course of Authentic Mexican Cuisine Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 4/30/13. Call 288-9211 zb tnay fr hfm Real NY Style hand tossed pizza at affordable prices. (Next to Publix)Visit: brooklynpizzajax.com Brooklyns Pizza is an old family recipe!By Donna Keathley 260-9010 9965 San Jose Blvd., #35 Merchants Walk $5 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $20 or More Valid thru 4/30/13 HOLA! Buy any dinner, Get a Margarita FREE! Valid thru 4/30/13 HOLA! Mexican Restaurant 26 6 M ex i M 1001 N. Main & Enjoy the best Mexican Cuisine in Florida! 90 days we were engaged and got married we had the big Italian wedding! We took a fabulous honeymoon trip to Acapulco and on our return moved to Jacksonville, Florida. That was 33 years ago. We had two beautiful daughters and now we have three wonderful grandchildren, he adds. Renna explains, I originally opened Rennas Pizza with my brother, where we served New York style pizza for many years; that location closed years ago. So Angela and I decided to open Brooklyn Pizza here in Mandarin 13 years ago. The name Brooklyn was a good t for our restaurant because that is where New York style pizza was born. Renna shares that they hand toss each pizza on site before it is baked in a brick oven set on high temperatures. This is an original family recipe and the house specialty and the dough is made fresh daily. Besides the pizza, they serve calzone, stromboli, baked ziti, homemade lasagna and of course spaghetti with their signature homemade sauce. They make a variety of Italian sandwiches, which are on wonderful homemade Italian bread and have fresh salads on the menu too. Traditional Italian desserts are served, like cannoli, tiramisu and of course New York cheesecake. A large selection of soft drinks are available on the menu along with beer and wine. We are a restaurant with a lot of family atmosphere. Children love to come to eat here; they enjoy watching us spinning the pizzas and having fun at it! Adds Renna, I really enjoy what I do!Visit Tony at Brooklyn Pizza! (BPT) Good things really do come in small packages. And when it comes to your health, pistachios pack a powerful punch: They help you manage your weight, may help reduce blood pressure and a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research shows they may even help with erectile function. Here are three big reasons why you should unshell and celebrate your health with a handful. Pistachios are a great snack chock-full of vitamins and nutrients including antioxidants, beta carotene, ber, glutamine, potassium, phytosterols, zeaxanthin and B6. You really cant go wrong with pistachios, says director Go nuts and celebrate health with a handfulof sports nutrition at the University of Southern California, Becci Twombley. With six grams of protein in every 160-calorie serving, pistachios are a protein front-runner compared to 160 calories of other common snacks. In addition, pistachios have more nuts per serving (49) than any other tree nut. Whether youre an elite athlete in training or a casual tness bu what you eat will a ect your performance. As an athlete, your body needs the right carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and uids, says Twombley. Pistachios are a great preand post-workout snack because they contain a good source of lean protein, the right type of fat and electrolytes such as potassium. Their taste is unbeatable. They can be enjoyed right out of the bag or to jazz them up, you can season them right in the shell, like these Sa ron and Vanilla Pistachios by Chef Grant MacPherson. Sa ron and Vanilla Pistachios 1 pound American pistachios, in-shell 1.5 ounces Spanish sa ron, steeped in cold water 2 vanilla beans, scraped 2 tablespoons canola oil Sea salt to taste Warm canola oil in roasting pan or wok on your stove top, add pistachios and lightly toast. Add sa ron, with some liquid to coat the pistachios. Add the vanilla bean scrapings and stir to incorporate; season with sea salt to taste. Remove from heat and serve warm in the dish of your choice. Pistachios also appeal to those with a sweet tooth, says Judy Hirigoyen, director of Global Marketing at American Pistachio Growers. Whether its ice cream, cake or tarts, pistachio-inspired desserts will win over anyone you prepare them for. In addition to avoring for premium snacking, American Pistachio Growers have a wealth of recipes developed by renowned chefs. Visit www. americanpistachios.org to see recipes like Pistachio Dusted Roast Salmon with a Light Honey Glaze by Chef Jesse Brune. For more information about the health bene ts of pistachios and for recipes, visit www.AmericanPistachios.org.

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens 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 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com/events Learn the Secrets to Bladder HealthJeanette Micelotta, MPT Physical Therapist Womens Health Specialist On April 20 and 21, the ve acre eld at 11286 San Jose Boulevard by Mandarin Meadows Drive will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Shriners Funster Clowns, Magician Sygam the Great, live entertainment, music by local bands, people touring the car show, delicious foods from local vendors and kids digging for treasure in a giant sand pile. It is the 2013 edition of Mandarin Masonic Lodges Peoples Fest. The festival will be happening on both Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Funster Clowns are one of the most universally recognized groups of the Shriners. Every childs smile is why we put on the clown makeup, they Duval County Public Schools has earned high marks in its e orts to maximize dollars despite federal and state funding cuts and a decreasing property tax base. The district received its recent credit rating of AA from Standard and Poors (S&P). The rating is de ned as having very strong capacity to meet nancial commitments. The districts stable outlook re ects S&Ps opinion of the districts strong nances and strong debt coverage. At this time, we are in a solid nancial position to implement our proposed strategic plan, providing technology access, arts and music and upgraded training for our teachers and leaders, said Dr. Nikolai Vitti Our goal is to continue working to improve our rating, which a ords the district unique opportunities to pursue other funding sources. The report indicates that the Budgetary practices earn good reviewsdistrict posted a general fund balance of $165 million in scal 2012. An unassigned balance of $102 million represents what S&P considers a strong 14 percent of expenditures. State sources account for 54 percent of general fund revenue while property taxes generate another 42 percent. In addition, the report shows that the district maintains strong nances despite challenges from a decreasing property tax base. The general fund for scal 2013 is $24.9 million increase from the previous year and includes $121.9 million use of fund balance. S&P outlined the districts general credit characteristics to include the following: Large and diverse economy, characterized by strong wealth and income; Strong reserves despite decreases in property tax revenue and state aid reductions; Good nancial management policies and practices; and Low direct with no additional debt planned over the next few years The stable outlook re ects S&Ps opinion of the districts strong nances and strong debt service coverage (DSC) by the local-option capital outlay millage. Cars, clowns, magic and treasure to be found at 2013 Peoples Fest By Karl Kennell Children dig in the Great Treasure Mound at Peoples Fest.asay. At the Peoples Fest, the kids will have a chance to get paid to play. Kids under 12 will be able to hunt for and discover coins and treasures in a big sand pile called the Great Treasure Mound. Also youre the judge at the car show when visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite and select the Peoples Choice car show winner. Businesses from all over Mandarin will be showing o their wares and services throughout the festival grounds. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department will be there with a re truck, which is always a treat for the kids. Also the festival will be a perfect opportunity for parents to visit with the Child ID Program team to get personalized IDs for their children in case they go missing. And the IDs are free! The service is performed by local Masons who have undergone background checks to be able to work with children. They create a usable information CD that may be given to and used by police o cials should a child ever go missing. In 2012 Mandarin Masonic Lodge #343 celebrated its 50th year of serving community needs of Mandarin. The lodge was rededicated for the 50th anniversary by some of its original members. In addition to sponsoring the annual Peoples Fest, the Mandarin Masonic Lodge supports the Cub Scouts and DeMolay, a Masonic youth group of men aged 12 to 21 years old, as well as the Order of Eastern Star. Along with other Florida lodges they support the Masonic Home and the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory in Utica, New York. Members of the lodge are active in local churches and synagogues and very active in the community and charities. They donate regularly to the Mandarin Food Bank, help with tra c control during the Mandarin Art Festival and are creating a shipment of comfort items to the troops in Afghanistan. So be sure to mark April 20 and 21 on your calendar. And bring the kids out for some time with the clowns and a great big treasure hunt. It is sure to be a rip-roaring time for all!Front Porch Stories cont. from pg. 1and World War II from the perspective of one who served. On Sunday, March 3 was a really special chat titled Stretch Your Mind. It began with Barwald comfortably taking the rocking chair in front of the main display room of the museum. The large audience was also comfortably seated, still wearing their winter coats and happy to be escaping the 40 degree temperatures just outside. In the fashion of a true storyteller, after everyone was comfortable and waiting for the chat to begin, Barwald got everyone up to follow him out to the front yard, where he asked some volunteers to take a measuring tape and mark out a circle 30 feet in circumference. He then explained to the audience that was the size of a great oak tree once in Mandarin. After everyone made a hasty retreat back into the warmth of the museum, he wove his tale about that great big oak. Barwald has lived an interesting life here in Mandarin. Taking advantage of the GI Bill after World War II, he attended agriculture school in Gainesville and became a landscape architect, becoming one of Jacksonvilles most notable landscape architects. He established Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery on Loretto Road and has been inducted into the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Associations Hall of Fame. Every story that Barwald told during the Front Porch Stories series was packed full of tidbits about times gone by and Mandarin. His historical knowledge and talent with telling the tale is so impressive that he will be given an award from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission. He was selected for one of their annual awards for Historic Preservation, in the area of Heritage Education and especially for his Front Porch Stories. The award goes to honor a person for their local achievements in historic preservation. He will be honored with other recipients on May 2. I didnt like school much while growing up. I was just not educable, Barwald has been heard saying in the past. Today after the Front Porch Stories he says, Im amazed that people actually like to hear me tell a tale. We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to hear his tales of Mandarin and life. Billy Barwald shares more stories.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 ATTENTION GOLF FANS! Drawing to be held April 29, 2013. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be notied. www.DurbinCrossing.com Come by and register to win TPC tickets at any one of the builders models at at at s at at s a Come nd out about our brand new K-8 school, builder programs and new communities!Durbin Crossing is a stunning new home master-planned community with two elaborate amenity centers, pools, parks, tennis, sports courts, large nature preserves, a village center, close to A-rated schools and eight model homes. Dennis Homes www.dennis-homes.com Dream Finders Homes www.dreamfindershomes.com Drees Homes www.dreeshomes.com D. S. Ware Homes www.dswarehomes.com Mattamy Homes www.mattamyhomes.com Providence Homes www.myprovidencehome.com Richmond American Homes www.richmondamerican.com Riverside Homes www.myriversidehome.com $59Includes adjusting timer, inspecting sprinklers, valves, pumps and ne tuning system for proper coverage and operation for optimal performance. Repairs $59/hr Special Parts extra, if needed. Expires 4/30/13. TUNE-UP SPECIALSPRINKLER SYSTEM SERVICE AND REPAIRSPECIALIZING IN: MAINTENANCE & REPAIR NO INSTALLATIONS LIC. #1-212 Another venerable Mandarin business is going the way of progress. Wilfords Service Center on San Jose Boulevard is moving after 68 years of repairing the cars of the Mandarin neighborhood. To say a fond goodbye, the regulars gathered as they have every morning all those years to have their morning co ee and sit about sharing their latest stories. Wilfords has not only been the place to be trusted, especially when you wanted that rst car you were going to get for your teenager checked out, it also was the place just hang out and share the latest news and swap car stories. The task of moving and continuing the traditional mechanical expertise expected at Wilfords is being carried out by the passing of the wrench from Bruce Bichler, current owner, to his son BJ Bichler. The story began with BJ Bichlers grandfather, Braddy Wilford, who started the business in 1945. It was the rst strip center in Mandarin, consisting of a ve bay gas station and a restaurant. At the time it was o the beaten path at the end of the coquina shell road. The current location was built in 1968. The excitement is building for the River Garden Auxiliarys special event on April 25. All That Jazz is the theme for the annual event at the Jacksonville Marriott Hotel at Southpoint beginning at 11:30 a.m. We want you to be there and swing with us to support the residents of the River Garden Senior Services. Remember that all monies raised by the Service center moving to make way for progressBy Karl KennellCurrent owner Bruce Bichler married Mr. Wilfords daughter and went to work for his father-inlaw in 1972. In 1982 Bruce Bichler took hold of the wrench and the business. Reminiscing about the past, he said over the years he has shared regular morning coffee in the shop with many locals, mentioning State Attorney Don Nichols, Judge Arnold, Barnett Bank CEO Rick Brewer and Senator Mathews. He also mentioned having famous artists including Charlie Brown in regularly, who would travel to Washington, DC every year to present the White House with an ornament he designed. Though Wilfords is on the move, BJ Bichler is planning to carry on the hometown neighborly service and atmosphere found at the service station over all these years. BJ Bichler literally grew up in the shop. He shares, The best part of my growing up was that the customers were more like family. He said he really appreciates how they always talked about the things they were going through, whether good or bad, before they got around to what was wrong with their car. He rmly believes that books could have some of the things he learned from customers, but it was the stories they shared, particularly the World War II vets, that brought things to life. JP Perry Insurance, which has been insuring Wilfords since JP Perry, Jr. open the agency in 1954, held a moving party for the Bichlers. Perry said that ever since he met them, all you had to do was call Wilfords about your car and they would come right over and x it. Thats right you read that correctlythey actually made house calls. BJ Bichler is planning on opening the new Wilfords Service Center on Phillips Highway. So even though they are moving and progress once again marches forward in Mandarin, you still will be able to get the kind of service that has made Wilfords Service Center a landmark and the place to go for morning co ee and the latest chit-chat. Bruce Bichler and BJ Bichler at Wilfords Service CenterRiver Garden Auxiliary holds special eventBy Contributing Writer Barbara Safer Sheri Weiss and Donna Berger will model fashions from White House Black Market.auxiliary are returned to River Garden. Live jazz from Swing Shift will liven up the day. White House Black Market will present a Jazz It Up fashion show with auxiliary members as the models. The silent auction will feature one of a kind items and gift certi cates from local restaurants and businesses and someone is sure to be a ra e winner. Auxiliary members volunteer thousands of hours to help provide for the needs of the residents. The special event is the auxiliarys major fundraiser of the year. A ticket to attend the special event is $45. For those wishing to provide additional support for the auxiliary, we encourage you to be a sponsor or a patron which include a table for eight with priority seating. Contact chairs Rhoda Goldstein at 269-8124 or Sandy Selwitz at 238-0505 for additional information. Invitations have been mailed, but everyone is welcome. Were rapidly reaching capacity so dont be left out of this really special event. Please RSVP with your check payable to River Garden Auxiliary and mailed to Michele Steinfeld, 3828 La Vista Circle, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.886-4919HS@rtpublishinginc.com Monday, April 1

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jazz on the CreekPresented by Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Come nd out why Westminster Woods is your best choice for active senior living! Free admission 25 State Road 13, JacksonvilleWell kick up our heels and transform our creekside auditorium into a jazz lounge. Join us for hors doeuvres and music: classic jazz and swing, with singer Lisa Kelly and trumpeter JB Sco.AN UPTEMPO EVENING OF JAZZ AND SWING FEATURINGLisa Kelly and JB Scos Swingin Allstars!Westminster Woods on Julington Cree k WestminsterRetirement.com 25 State Road 13, Jacksonville For more information call904-287-7300 I specialize in helping investors identify and buy good investment properties. Kathy Wiedegreen, REALTORMagnolia Properties Cell: 904-316-4774 Ofce: 904-348-5665 www.KathySellsJacksonville.com WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?More people than ever are renting Good rate of return on investment Available inventory Prices will never be better Recently the Mandarin Womens Club travel group took a short trip to Orange Park Dog Track. About 44 women and some spouses went and enjoyed a Saturday at the park and watched live Greyhound racing. Some watched from the grandstand and some cheered their dog from the rail. They had a lovely buffet which was enjoyed by all. There was an employee that explained the rules about betting and the group had their own teller to place bets. The big winner was Ann Dumire! The highlight of the day was Bob Serich celebrating his 84th birthday. Please call Diane at 880-5354 for more information about our Mandarin Womens Club. All women from all areas are welcome. Ok my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs), per my latest issue of InStyle say hello to the color of the season Pistachio! This is a pretty, super-pale green, not celery but think of pistachio ice cream. Its light and airy, a very unusual tone, but easy to ease into your wardrobe. Our Florida whites are a perfect canvas for this hue to be layered with, or pop it over your black capris or favorite skirt. You could be brave and wear it from head to toe; if its not perfect with your skin tone, add a scarf around your neck to keep it from your face. Icy jewelry is the thing to wear with a pistachio ensemble so break out your silver or diamonds and shine them up! This cool image is great for a hot Florida afternoon garden party. To continue the subject of color, there are some great looking combos for your new spring ensembles. The mix of black and white is a summer staple, but this year put a pop of yellow with it whether it be a necklace or a big bangle bracelet. Lemon yellow and gray and white are very pretty together so play with mixing this trio too. Silver clothing in a metallic form is out there to add a cool e ect to your out t whether it be a jacket or a cute three-quarter duster and a nice touch of lemon yellow goes well here too. Speaking of braceletsthey are popular, coming in odd shapes and very chunky, so grab a few pieces of accessories in popping colors to update your wardrobe. The necklace of Fashion UpdateSpring fashion crash courseBy Donna Keathley, dkeathley designsthe year is a multi-strand rope of pearls in extra large diameter I mean bubblegum sized pearls. Its great looking with simple dresses and suits. Another perfect thing for my FFFs this season is the city short. Yes, dressy shorts are the in garment and we could not be happier here in the South! City shorts are longer in the leg and cut a little fuller in the hips. Teamed up with a short little jacket, it could be a dressy look for any event (think satin shorts). This is certainly cooler than a pair of pants and looser than a tight short skirt, so put together a sharp looking short-suit this spring! Now about your denim the array of colors of the jeans this year resembles a rainbow! Wild new colors and brocade jeans are a hit. The new length for your skinny legged jean is called a skimmer, which means it ends just at your ankle bone thus a hot looking pair of sandals are in order to go with them! Geometric is big this year; you will see it in little short printed knit dresses, shoes and even bags and jewelry. This pops up your standard little black dress (LBD); cant you just see a brightly colored geometric pair of high heels with your LBD? Another retro trend is back white eyelet and its great for our hot summer outings. I have seen it in shorts, jackets and dresses; its grand! So what do you say we go springtime shopping today? Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!Mandarin Womens Club visits dog track Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans CompOver 35 Years Experience Check out our reviews and 5 Star rating at Yellowbook.com!

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Nebraska remained one of the few states Id never visited until a chance invitation appeared. When asked about my impressions before the trip, my mind could only envision the Cornhuskers, the University of Nebraska football team; Penny, the character on the Big Bang Theory; and Mutual of Omaha, the insurance company. But, I ew out and discovered Nebraska had a lot more than corn elds and surprisingly more miles of river than any other state. Omaha stands as a vibrant city with a fantastic art museum, elegantly restored train station and world famous zoo. The Art Deco style pink marble Joselyn Art Museum acts an anchor for the citys visual and performing arts. The interior spaces are open, warm and welcoming unlike many museums that feel stodgy and uptight. If youre into Western art, their Maximilian-Bodmer Collection is superb. No wonder the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha ranks as one of the best in the world. The complex features the countrys largest enclosed rain forest, North Americas largest cat complex, a free- ight aviary, the worlds largest indoor desert, the worlds largest indoor swamp and the Hubbard Gorilla Valley. These immense indoor facilities are extremely user friendly. Nebraska winters can be harsh, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Florida Mothers Day Walk for Awareness will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2013the rst time the Walk for Awareness has been held in the spring. The popular 2K originally began years ago on the Sunday following the Race for the Cure in October to accommodate the Jewish community and others whose religious practices prevented them from participating in the larger race, typically held on Saturday. Were excited about moving the Walk to Mothers Day, said Bruce Grob, executive director of Komen North Florida. Over the years, the event has grown, with many others joining in to participate, so separating it out from our big Race for the Cure made sense. Breast cancer impacts one out of every eight women at some point in their lives, so Mothers Day seems like the perfect op-Komen North Florida announces the Mothers Day Walk for Awarenessportunity to walk and honor all of the mothers and daughters in our community. And of course, were expecting that, in addition to moms and daughters walking together, their husbands, fathers and brothers will come out to join them. I cant think of a better way to celebrate Mothers Day. When the community gathers in Mandarin for the Mothers Day Walk for Awareness, Komen North Florida hopes to remind the community that breast cancer occurs all year longnot just in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Equally important, the majority of the money raised by the event stays local, providing screenings, education and treatment to underserved women and menin Northeast Florida. For more information, please contact Delores Wise at 448-7446 or visit www.komennorth orida.org. Why visit Nebraska?By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com but step into the geodesic dome and instantly you are basking in the warmth of the desert. Buildings are situated near the entrance, so cold weather visitors dont have far to walk. Hands down, the Doorly is the best zoo I have ever toured. I also ventured to Nebraska City, about 45 minutes from Omaha and discovered a once open prairie which had been planted with trees. Nebraska City became the catalyst and home of J. Sterling Morton, the founder of Arbor Day. On April 10, 1872, he succeeded in getting citizens to plant one million trees. Today, the Arbor Day Foundation continues his mission, to inspire the planting, nurturing and celebration of trees. The lush grounds are a relaxing living history museum and include a 50foot tall canopy tree house. All visitors leave with a small tree. During my spin through middle-America, I learned about the necessity of windmills. The Kregel Windmill Factory, also in Nebraska City, retains a mysterious aura. The factory looks like Sleeping Beautys undisturbed castle on the day the prince reawakened her from the spell. Nothing in the factory was touched for decades and the time capsule is jammed with 1940s supplies, tools and sundries. If possible, drive over to the state capitol building in Lincoln. The interior gives a x on deciphering symbolic art in architecture, statuary, paintings and mosaics. Nebraska is the only state in the United States with a unicameral (one house) legislature. Should you ever be driving cross country, Omaha sits at a major interstate highway junction and a stop would make a worthwhile break in the trip. www.visitnebraska. com.Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away. Did you know...one out of every four people living in Duval County checked out an item or used a computer at a Jacksonville Public Library last year!

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Visit us at: www.CommunityFirstSaturdays.com @Community1stSat #ilovejax FIRST COMMUNITY SATURDAYS Craft beer tasting, free Skyway rides, progressive food truck crawl, kids activities and a bike tour of historic San Marco See us behind the Times-Union Center April 6 !300 Water St., Downtown on the Northbank Riverwalk $20 GEL Manicures9889 San Jose Boulevard904-329-2573www.adriennemichelles.com Congressman Ron DeSantis, who represents Floridas 6th Congressional District, took a tour of the Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek. He met with the sta and learned more about this state of the art medical facility. Dignity U Wear delivered 41 career wardrobes through its Suits for Soldiers Program to Wounded Warrior Projects (WWP) Warriors to Work program. Each wardrobe includes a Brooks Brothers suit, career shirts, ties, a belt, wallet, undergarments and a gift card from Rack Room Shoes. The retail value of every wardrobe is $1,500. Through the Suits for Soldiers Program, Dignity U Wear has delivered 359 career wardrobes to veterans in 16 states to assist them in their employment job search. Assisting our nations heroes in their employment endeavors is a key priority for Dignity U Wear. New clothes increase con dence and improve the chances of receiving a job o er. We are thankful to our sponsors for their commitment to this cause, explained Barbara Truncellito, executive director. The Warriors to Work program helps Wounded Warriors connect with the support and resources they need to build a career in the civilian workforce. While its typically tough for warriors to transition into civilian life, its even harder to adjust to life after a serious injury. Through individual counseling, warriors skills and experience are matched to hiring employers needs. The program allows 904.277.2700 Lynn Smith Dedicated team of Board Radiation Oncologists Innovative technology Support groups, counseling and wellness programs Congressman visits emergency care center The Memorial Emergency Care Center Julington Creek is a full-service ER located o of Race Track Road in St. Johns County. It is open 24/7, is sta ed by ER doctors and features a dedicated pediatric area. Dignity U Wear delivers new wardrobes to wounded warriors seeking employmentindividuals to build a resume online, while employers receive a special login for job posting and resume searching. This free service is available to the new generation of service men and women who have incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. For more information on the Warriors to Work program, visit wtow.woundedwarriorproject. org. About Dignity U Wear: The mission of Dignity U Wear is to positively impact the lives of children and their families in need throughout the United States by providing brand new clothing at no cost to the recipients. Dignity U Wear partners with the apparel industry to provide the supply of clothing and then works through a network of social service Wounded Warrior Project staff Ferdinand Alsina and Tim Ross meet with Dignity U Wears special project manager, Alejandra Toro to accept the wardrobe donation. agencies to deliver the clothing based on speci ed needs. Founded by philanthropist and Holocaust survivor, Henri Landwirth in 2000, the organization has provided more than 6.6 million pieces, valued at $125 million, to more than 450,000 people. For more information about Dignity U Wear, visit www.dignityuwear.org or www. facebook.com/dignityuwear. (BPT) Most Americans know texting and driving is dangerous but it continues to be a problem, especially for young drivers. While 97 percent of teens agree that texting and driving is dangerous, 43 percent still admitted to continuing to do it, according to a recent survey. The 2012 AT&T survey of teen drivers also found 75 percent of teens say texting while driving is common among their friends and the majority of respondents said they have texted when stopped at a red light and often glance at their phones while driving. While teens might be the worst o enders when it comes to texting and driving, plenty of adults are guilty too. As the evidence continues to mount concerning the dangers of texting while driving, 39 states have made it illegal. Whether its legal or not in your state, here are three good reasons to quit once and for all: Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in an accident, according to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research. Texting while driving is distracted driving. Distracted driving is a factor in 15 to 25 percent of all crashes, accord-Stop texting while driving!ing to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Each day, an average of more than 15 people are killed in crashes that result from distracted driving, according to the National Highway Tra c Safety Administration. To help people break the perilous habit of texting and driving, technology companies are coming up with unique and practical solutions for drivers. For instance, Xperia SmartTags by Sony give you the ability to turn o all distractions from your smartphone with just a simple touch. These small tags can be put on a dashboard or a set of car keys and allow you to change your phones settings for driving by simply touching your NFC-enabled smartphone to the tag. While messages from your friends and family are important, nothing should take precedence over safely getting yourself and your passengers to your destination. To help make your driving experience safer, out t your car with tools such as SmartTags, which you can learn more about at www.sonymobile.com and dont forget to take the pledge to never text and drive again at www.itcanwait.com.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 11945 San Jose Blvd, Bldg. 400 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Now seeing patients in our Baptist South Location.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 Nexplanon Obstetrical Care Ultrasound Call TODAY for an appointment! Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm St. Johns River Farmers Market~In beautiful Alpine Groves Park ~2060 SR 13, Switzerland, FL 32259 ~info: St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarket@gmail.com www.facebook.com/St.JohnsRiverFarmersMarketVendor Info: 904-347-8900Local produce, baked goods, cheese, delicacies, art, crafts, kids activities, live music & more! Family Fun! ~Saturdays~ 10am to 2pm Vendor Inf o: 8900 The Community Nutcracker is honored to announce $40,000 in donations were distributed to seven local charities: featured charity, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville; Community PedsCare of Community Hospice of Northeast Opening night for the Jacksonville Suns is Thursday, April 4. The Double-A a liate of the Miami Marlins has a vegame series at home against the Jackson Generals to begin the season. This month, the Suns will be playing at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville from April 4 through April 8 and from April 20 through April 29. The Gators and Seminoles will be wrapping up spring football practice in early April. UF hosts the annual Orange and Blue Debut on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised live on Sun Sports and streamed live on FoxSportsFlorida.com. FSU has its annual Garnet and Gold Game scheduled for Saturday, April 13. After playing their rst three regular season games on the road, the Jacksonville Sharks will have their rst home game on Friday, April 12 against the New Orleans VooDoo at 8:00 p.m. They will also have a home game the following Friday on April 19 against the Iowa Barnstormers. All home games are played inside Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Here are a few college base-Forget April in Paris. Spend April at the library! Check out the schedule of activities for everyone from toddlers to seniors at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries. Community Nutcracker donates $40,000 to local charitiesKathy Harris, board vice-president, We Care Jacksonville; Dr. George Trotter, past president and board member, Community Nutcracker; Sheri Criswell, executive director, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville; Bruce Ganger, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank; Nancy Barber, president, Community Nutcracker; Linda George, general chair, Community Nutcracker; Bill McQuilkin, Jr., executive director, Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center; Sue Nussbaum, MD, MBA, executive director, We Care Jacksonville; Vicky Watkins, executive director, Sanctuary on 8th Street. Florida; We Care Jacksonville; Sanctuary on 8th Street; St. Marys Episcopal Outreach; Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center; and Second Harvest Food Bank. Proceeds were raised from the 21st annual production of The Community Nutcracker Ballet, which took place in December at the Florida Theatre. For eight years the Community Nutcracker has worked directly with Dreams Come True and has helped bring joy and comfort to more than 30 children battling life-threatening illnesses. This years production raised $20,000 for Dreams Come True and will go directly to ful lling the dreams of local children. The remaining $20,000 was distributed between the six other charities supported directly by the Community Nutcracker. With the creative talents of four artistic directors/choreographers, Debra Peters Rankin, Mark Spivak, Dulce Anaya and Beth Marks, more than 300 local volunteer performers participated in the production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker Ballet. Every year Community Nutcracker, Inc. delights audiences of all ages with its production. To date, more than $400,000 has been raised for local charities to strengthen the community. Local Sports UpdateBy Chad CushnirStart Here! Go Anywhere!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch LibraryThe Mandarin Branch Library is located at 3330 Kori Road. For more information, please call 262-5201 or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org. Digital Download/ Questions and Answers. April 6, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by for answers to your questions on digital downloading. Help is here to start reading free eBooks from the library today. Book an E-Library Specialist. Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25. Schedule an appointment with the ELibrary Specialist for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media and job searches. Stories For Young Children. Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 11:00 a.m. This program is for children birth to ve years with ball games to keep an eye on towards the end of the month. FSU visits JU on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. The game will be played at Sessions Stadium on the Jacksonville University campus. Later that week, UNF visits JU for a three game series that will be played on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, April 25 with the rst round set to begin that night at 8:00 p.m. The Jaguars have the second overall pick in the rst round. On Friday, April 26, the second and third rounds will take place beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Jaguars have the rst pick (number 33 overall) in the second round and the second pick in the third round. The draft wraps up with rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 12:00 noon. For the second straight year, the FHSAA track and eld state championship meets will be hosted by the University of North Florida. The Class 1A meet will be on Friday, April 26, Class 2A on Saturday, April 27, Class 3A on Friday, May 3 and Class 4A on Saturday, May 4. Guest reader City Councilman Matt Schellenberg wowed an audience of 45 kids at the Valentines Day Story Time at the Mandarin Branch Library on February 14. He read two stories, Guess How Much I Love You and If Youll Be My Valentine.an adult caregiver. The program includes stories, books, nger plays, nursery rhymes, and songs that promote language development, vocabulary building, and comprehension. We will conclude with a related art project. Graphic Novel Book Club For Kids. April 18, 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Book discussion and activities for children ages eight and older. Wednesday We Play. Early Release Wednesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m. Board games and more for school age students on early release days. Literary Teen Book Club. April 9, 4:30 p.m. Aprils selection will be The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson. Rory is from rural Louisiana and is very di erent from her peers at their London boarding school. Her main issues include having to play eld hockey and avoiding Charlotte, the head girl, until a series of gruesome murders makes headlines for copying the Jack the Ripper crimes from over a century ago. Her school is located in the middle of the Rippers territory and Rory is only one who has seen the killer. She wants to help the police, but how do you catch a murderer who is a ghost? Classic Teen Movie Time, April 24, 4:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. Brave which received an Academy Award for Best Animated Picture. Popcorn will be served. Teen Advisory Board. April 25, 4:30 p.m. Teens meet to discuss the direction of future Teen library activities and programs. The South Mandarin Branch Library is located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call 288-6385 or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org Digital Download/Questions and Answers. April 20, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by our Electronic Classroom for answers to your questions on digital downloading. Help is here to start reading free eBooks from the library today. Book an E-Library Specialist. Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26. Schedule an appointment with the E-Library Specialist for help with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media and job searches. Job searching and rsum writing. May 18, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Get help with job searching and resume writing LinkedIn, Twitter and Career Transitions. Registration is not required but seating is limited to 12. Bilingual Stories for Babies. Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 a.m. A lap-sit program for children from birth to walking with an adult caregiver. Join us for books, rhymes, songs and nger plays! Stories for Young Children. Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 10:30 a.m. A fun story time program for children birth to ve years with an adult caregiver. Join us for stories, ngerplays, rhymes, and songs that promote pre-literacy skills.Early Release Wednesday. April 10, 3:00 p.m. School age program for ages ve to 12 years.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 4 sessions with a Y trainer Customized workout program designed to meet your goals Tools to track your progress $130 VALUE!Call 904.292.1660 or visit FirstCoastYMCA.org to learn more. Join the Y between March 25 and April 12 and youll receive:Summer Shape-Up Challenge ages 5-11 ages 3-4 girls ages 7-18904-260-198311502 Columbia Park Dr W Jacksonville, FL 32258www.FirstCoastGymnastics.com Free Trial Class & $5 OFFwith registration Summer CampCall for details. Students at Mandarin High School bene ted from the professional expertise of volunteers who taught lessons on budgeting, saving and investing as part of Junior Achievements JA Day held on February 26. Seven volunteers from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management taught JA Personal Finance to Mandarin Highs 11th graders. In addition, Mandarin area professionals Steve Gallagher, Max Zahn and Mandarin NewsLine publisher Rebecca Taus discussed career options with the students as part of the JA Career Readiness program. These volunteers and role models devoted their hours between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to teach students what they need to know about managing their futures and their nances. JA program director Rita Story exclaims, As money management professionals, these volunteers were highly quali ed to teach the JA program and answer any questions the students had regarding their nances. We dont o er classes that address personal nance or career planning, said Jerry Hulshult, assistant principal of curriculum. Most kids dont know how to invest money. Its important that kids hear this and understand. JA Days o er schools a complete JA program in one school day, a process that normally takes ve weeks. Business volunteers use Junior Achievements professionally prepared nancial literacy, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship programs to help educate and inspire youth about the connection between education and success in the workplace and give them hope for the future. If you are interested in volunteering with JA, please visit www.jajax.com. JA and business professionals partner teaching at MHSBy Contributing Writer Stephanie P ster, Junior Achievement of North Florida Brian Rowe and Ryan Rech, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Professionals, teach lessons in personal nance for JA Day. An estimated crowd of approximately 1,500 attended the Durbin Creek Elementary Schools Space Night to see the moon rocks displayed by NASA representative Diedre Adams, who was brought to the event by 121 Financial Credit Union. Adams is showing rock and soil samples to some of the Durbin Creek students. Summer Camp & Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Kids Activities Guide!

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com CCA, a K-12 school, oers college-prep curriculum that includes ne arts, sciences, and competitive athletics. New name, same commitment. CCA, formerly Mandarin Christian School, is continuing the 17-year tradition of a quality education in a caring, loving Christian environment. Youre Invited! Open House & Campus ToursChrists 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. Chr i sts Church Academ y ~ Insp i re, I g n i te, Impact~ We IN S PI RE our students to d ig deep i nto r ig orous, colle g e-prep content 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 CT our world as the y become H i s hands and f eet. www.ccajax.org 260-4866 www.starlightjax.com Star ightGYMNASTICSOur #1 Priority: Your Children Motivating classes for all ages Fun Additional ProgramsBack by popular demand!Summer CampJune 10th August 10thConveniently located at the corner of I-295 and San Jose Blvd.2013-2014 Early Bird Registration$10 OFFApril 29th May 25th Mandarin High School students are ready to spring into their Spring Break. The high schoolers will be able to run freely from March 25 through April 1 and many of them have plenty of plans for how theyre spending that time away from school. Im going to Tampa to watch my boyfriends hockey game, said Hayley Mullis, a sophomore. Freshman Dane Clarke said, Im going to Cocoa Beach and a basketball tournament up in Macon, Georgia for Southeast regionals. A freshman in the AICE Program, Sandy Jun said that she will be spending the time o at home studying for any tests that shell be taking after the break or doing whatever homework the teachers assign to be completed over Spring Break. Although students are pretty excited for the break, the teach-MHS HappeningsMandarin High Spring Break plans in full swing By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studenters are the ones who are really in need of the break. Im going to be in Puerto Rico, said MHS journalism teacher Rebekah Susa. My boyfriend has a cousin there. Im sure well be sightseeing, but its just about getting away in a different environment without cell phone service. Some other people who are ready for the break are the parents of the students. Mandarin High School parent Cheryl Smolios said, I look forward to my children being in school because it gives me somewhat of a break, but I also look forward to the times when theyre home because it gives me a chance to spend time with them. So, whether it be the students, teachers or parents, it seems that everyone is looking forward to getting away from the stress and springing into their Spring Break!(ARA) We all yearn for moments like the Norman Rockwell illustration of a family sitting around the dining table, enjoying their meals, laughing and spending time together. Sometimes those moments seem like fairy tales in hectic lives lled with endless activities and deadlines. Yet researchers are learning more and more about the importance of family meals relating to good nutrition and better health. Family meals arent just good for your body; theyre good for the soul. Researchers at Rutgers recently evaluated results from 68 previously published scienti c reports that analyzed the association between childrens health and family mealtime. They looked at how the atmo-Make time for family dinner: Its good for your body and soulsphere or frequency of family meals correlated with the consumption of healthy foods versus unhealthy foods. Their review showed numerous bene ts to children associated with having frequent family meals, including increased intake of fruits, vegetables, ber, calcium-rich foods and vitamins. In addition, the more a family ate together, the less children consumed dietary components thought to be harmful to health. Additional studies showed that: Supper can be a stress reliever for working moms. A 2008 Brigham Young University study of IBM workers found that sitting down to a family meal helped working moms reduce the tension and strain from long hours at the o ce. The family dinner table is a great setting for getting kids to try new foods. A 2003 study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that more exposure to new foods will teach kids to like di erent foods. Frequent family dinners provide the perfect opportunity to introduce a variety of healthy foods. Its more budget-friendly to gather around the dinner table for a meal. The average cost for a meal in your kitchen is approximately $4.50 per person versus $8 per person outside the home. Do the math eating in is better for your budget. Todays over-scheduled lives may make it more di cult to get a meal on the table for family dinners, but there are many shortcuts you can take to reduce the stress and enjoy your time together. Its easy to plan ahead for more family meals together. You can keep meals simple by sticking to nutritional basics and following a few tips: Purchase ready-made sauces, seasonings or marinades and add chicken, beef or seafood for a great main course. Cook on weekends and double the recipes. Roasts, soups and casseroles are great options to freeze, thaw and enjoy for a great, healthy family meal. Stock staples in your cupboard and freezer. Frozen meats and vegetables are easy to thaw and use at your convenience. Rice and pasta take just a few minutes and round out any meal. Fresh fruit and yogurt make healthy, avorful desserts in just a few easy steps. Be sure to tuck away a sweet dessert or two for those special occasions. This past winter break, Liat Walker (Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Jewish Studies coordinator) traveled to Israel to visit the MJGDS partnership school Tzafririm in Hadera, Israel. This provided the unique opportunity for the MJGDS and Tzafririm students to collaborate on a science fair project, as students from both schools would participate as subjects in the experiment. The experiment was to compare learning preferences between MJGDS students and their Israeli friends. The concept used was MJGDS sixth grader Brianna Local school collaborates on science project By Contributing Writer Talie Zaifert, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School Grossmans that tested how students recall a list of words using the actual words or pictures that represent those words. Grossman administered the experiment to the fourth and fth grades at MJGDS and Morah Liat then conducted the exact experiment with Israeli students when she visited the Tzafririm school. The conclusion was: Overall, American students preferred words and Israeli students preferred pictures. The ndings were displayed at the MJGDS Science Fair in February and shared with the Israeli students via email. Summer Camp & Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Kids Activities Guide!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) 880-2275 Learning LaddersChild Development CenterA Gold Seal Accredited PreschoolLicense # CO4DU0261A Ministry of Mandarin United Methodist Church11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 mile south of I-295) www.learningladderspreschool.com twitter @LLPreschool facebook.com/learningladders The boys tennis and lacrosse teams are preparing for post-season as spring sports wind down for this year. The last time the boys tennis team won the Gateway Conference championship was several years ago as was their last district championship, but this year they are striving for excellence on the court and will rally to compete for the championships. Head Coach Thaddeus Boggs drills his team on fundamentals and serving as well as other aspects of the game that will help them improve on the court. I would like to win the Gateway Conference tournament, said Boggs on his expectations for the rest of the season. As the team continues to diligently work towards their next goal, a couple of key players stand out to lead the team. Juniors Andrey Majkic and Sean The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks started up their annual basketball free throwing contest known as Elks Hoop Shoot in December 2012, which will culminate at the National Contest in Spring- eld, Massachusetts in April 2013. Floridas state competition was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Umatila, Florida at the Elks Youth Camp. Boys and girls competed in three age groups ranging from eight to 13 in hopes of advanc-MHS Sports RoundupBy Natalie Cleghorn, MHS StudentDiegan are two players who lead the team in ability as well as leadership. They guide younger players through the season and provide examples of great skill. And comparing this year to last year, the team is very consistent having only graduated two players, John Mella and John Grinnan. Although the team has been struggling in the three, four and ve spots, they are working to improve and prepare for the upcoming tournaments. Junior Arnel Durakovic commented on the key components of a successful team stating, Consistency is key. To win, all you have to do is hit the ball over the net one more time than your opponent. The Mustangs will play in the district tournament on April 3 and 4 at the Jonesboro Tennis Center. Just as the boys tennis team is excelling as their season comes to a close, so is the boys lacrosse team. The team is stacked throughout with a large amount of talent spread within each grade. Captains Blake Weil, Bryce Mullins and Igor Pertile all lead their teammates to victories over tough teams including Tallahassee Leon and Tallahassee Lincoln. These seniors have incredible skill and Weil especially stands out as he is one of the best face-o guys in the area, according to Head Coach Janine Brand. Other key players include juniors Justin Curtis as well as Johnny Dister who have stepped up after graduating nine seniors from last year. As the team prepares for post season they strive for success in the District Tournament. According to Coach Brand, We are going to win the district championship for the rst time ever. The Mustangs will face o against rival Atlantic Coast on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. and will play North Gwinnett High School on April 9 at 7:00 p.m. Both games are at home.Mandarin student advances in Elks Hoop Shoot contesting to the next level. Caitlin ONeill, age 13, representing the Mandarin/St. Johns Lodge #2866, became the state champion in the girls 12-13 year old division. ONeill, a seventh grader at St. Joseph Catholic School, sank 19 of 25 free throws, beating her nearest competitor by two shots. ONeill had previously won rst place a the local, district and north Florida region levels. ONeill, daughter of Brian and Donna ONeill, played on the school basketball and volleyball teams. She is also a member of The Clash soccer team of Julington Creek. ONeill will be competing against four other state champions in the Southeastern Regional contest being held in Valdosta, Georgia on Saturday, March 16. Winners will be advancing to the national nals in Massachusetts being held on April 27, 2013. Miss Aggie Award recipient is Emily Lisska. When we think of a person, male or female, that epitomizes the standards for the Miss Aggie Award, the rst person who comes to mind is Emily Lisska, Museum President Sandy Arpen told the audience. That is because Emily has contributed greatly not in one, but in every one of these areas! Lisska has served several terms, including currently, as president of the Mandarin Community Club. She was the leader of the restoration of the historic Mandarin Community Club building and has been involved with the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society since the beginning. She was helpful in acquiring the historic 1911 Store and Post O ce. She is also recognized as an expert on Harriet Beecher Stowe often speaking about Mrs. Stowe during her presentations. She also has been executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society since 1996. Through her remarkable activities in development of historic buildings, preservation actions, educational exhibits, books and presentations, the entire community has bene ted. The Miss Aggie Award was presented by Karen Roumillat. The award is in memory of her great aunt Agnes Grace Jones, Miss Aggie, who was Mandarins rst and only postmistress. She operated the Mandarin Store following her fathers death in 1928. At the time, the store was the center of the small Mandarin community. It was the place to pick up groceries and the daily mail and to catch up on the comings and goings of neighbors. Throughout the years she became known as Miss Aggie. She retired in 1964 and closed the store. She lived to the great age of 94 and passed away in 1992. Stories surfaced following her passing about how she helped her fellow man. She had baskets of food delivered to neighbors in need over the years and even paid someones life insurance policy because he had broken his arm and was unable to work. She made all the children feel loved and special as they came into the store for their Moon Pies and Royal Crown Cola. And she did all of this in a very quiet way. It is in her spirit and memory that the Miss Aggie Award is given. And this year there is no ner recipient than Emily Lisska. Miss Aggie cont. from pg. 1 Emily Lisska 2013 Miss Aggie Award recipient and Virginia Barker, 2012 recipient Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 Summer Camp & Summer Camp & Kids Activities Guide! Kids Activities Guide!

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Page 24, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com St. Johns Sod & Pavers 904-414-0696 Movie ReviewSilver Linings PlaybookDirected by: David O. Russell. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. Review by TG StantonRating: Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It Again (4 out of 5) Yoga Den Studio6 NEW weekly classes! Group & Private Lessons~~April Workshops~~April 6-7 Pre/Postnatal certification w/ Alyson Foreacre ~ New to Yoga? We have classes daily for you! ~ Classes seven days a week~Great Atmosphere, great instructors, helpful and friendly, Barb K.~~ www.yoga-den.com 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 Located in Mandarin, j ust south of I-295 across from WalmartLive longer! Grow Stronger! www.yoga-den.com 904-268-8330 ~~Teacher Training~~April Pre/Postnatal certification June 40hr Power Bhakti Immersion 500 hour Ceus available July 200hr Summer Intensive August 200hr weekend session begins When we drove by the neighborhood park yesterday, I saw a little boy kicking a ball alone. His dad stood a few feet away, consumed by his iPhone. They were right next to each other yet miles apart. When you read that, do you feel that little twinge? Do you experience a tug on your heartstrings that is part guilt and part longing? I nd myself longing for more time, more sweet memories and the consciousness in the moment to make better choices. That little twinge can be a good thing to spur us on to being better parents. Lets consider together how our many small choices add up to a parenting lifestyle. For the sake of transparency, Ill share that when Im stopped at a long red light, I often reach for my iPhone. When I snuggle Clara at naptime, its always with phone in-hand or nearby. Why? Why the need to multi-task snuggle time? Does being distracted, perhaps, defeat the point of slowing down and snuggling my busy toddler? How many more snuggles will I enjoy with this youngest child and is any tradeo worth missing these moments mentally, even if my body is fully there? Im reminded again of the importance of being fully there wherever I am. What steps do you need to take to engage This months movie review belongs to the lm Silver Linings Playbook, a dramatic comedy and romance, great for adults and teens. From a Maryland mental institution, Pat Solitano Jr., portrayed by Bradley Cooper, is released back into society as long as he lives with his parents, Pat Sr. and Delores, played by Robert DeNiro and Jackie Weaver. After catching his wife in a compromising position, Pat reacted violently and was sentenced to time served in a mental health facility; he is still dealing with these issues and a restraining order from his ex-wife. When released, though he has therapy appointments to commit to, he sets up a dynamic of healing that he describes as seeking silver linings as the way to heal his mind. He declines prescribed medication because We are excited to announce the dates of our next Eco-Heritage Boat Trips: Palatka to Sanford, April 11-12 and Sanford to Palatka, April 13-14. The Eco-Heritage Boat Trips travel along the St. Johns River between Palatka and Sanford with stops along the way to visit interesting and beautiful places, such as Blue Springs and Hontoon Island State Park. Both days passengers enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife, delicious lunches and fascinating speakers and historical re-enactors. Speakers include Bill Belleville, the renowned author of River of Lakes; Bill Dreggors, a folk historian and native Floridian who shares entertaining stories about the local history; Wayne and Jane Sims, storytellers who portray naturalist William Bartram and author Constance Woolson; and Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The cost of the trip is $350 per person, which includes overnight accommodations, boat Purposeful ParentingBy Allie Olsenyour children and your spouse? What should you give up and what should you add to make your family life rich and full of love and laughter? When I pop on Facebook at long red lights, Im essentially choosing the phone over interacting with my kids. Should I then be surprised when I dont know my child intimately? This month I guess Im asking more questions than sharing ideas and tips. My March idea is to create a social-media-free home from the time your children are young. Model a family culture of interacting with those around you and putting phones and iPads away during most of the day. Im considering creating a charging station in a drawer in the hallway so the phone is accessible if someone calls or I need to look something up but not visible where every alert grabs my attention. As my older kids are hitting their teen years, our family is learning how to balance their needs for computer time, texting and all that goes with being a teen. Im not suggesting an ascetic lifestyle! But I do rmly believe some sacri ces are worth it. I always believed that! Now Im challengedand Im challenging youto live it out. Make lots of little good choices and enjoy lots of fun memories with your littles.All aboard for boat trips!By Contributing Writer Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeepertravel, ground transportation, speakers and catered lunches. The rst trip departs on April 11 at 8:30 a.m. from the Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka. The boat will arrive at Monroe Harbour Marina in Sanford on Friday, April 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m. A chartered bus will return passengers to their cars in Palatka. The second trip begins on Saturday, April 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Monroe Harbour Marina in Sanford and arrives at Crystal Cove Marina in Palatka on Sunday, April 14 at approximately 4:30 p.m. A chartered bus will return passengers to Sanford. These trips are very popular, so make sure to register soon. Also, please help us spread the word to others who may be interested in this unique opportunity to experience the beauty and majesty of the St. Johns River! For more information and to register, please visit our website, www.stjohnsriverkeeper. org. of the ways they make him feel, leaving him socially challenged. After a dinner with friends who pair him up with Ti any, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, Pat nds himself face to face with another tortured soul. Ti any has lost her husband and seeks an unusual method of comfort. Her therapy is dance and though running in the neighborhood eases Pats mind, dance becomes a means he hopes will guide him back to his ex. Twists and turns with family and personal relationships, in addition to fanatical Philly Eagles fans and his therapist, lead to silver linings in almost every dark cloud, addiction and the various dynamics surrounding his new living situation. This lm of compulsions, trials and tribulations is welldirected by David Russell. The movie plays out smoothly in an interesting fashion for the misguided and controlling families who aim to help the troubled individuals. Though many of those helping have their own issues, di erent support systems are de nitely in place. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have a chemistry that aids them in conquering not only their own di culties of dealing with daily living, but often some of the problems of their nearest and dearest. Through comedy, action and drama, Lawrence, DeNiro and Cooper nd a way to overcome di erences and x their families. Through a very unique means of using gambling and dance, the game is on. The dance scenes are not quite Dancing with the Stars, but they provide a credible performance and look like they had fun. Who knew? And romance could be around the corner.Dr. Donald Downer of Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be presenting a lecture titled, What you should know about cornea and cataract surgery. The US News and World Report has ranked River Garden Hebrew Home among the Best Nursing Homes in the United States. This ranking is one of the most popular tools among Baby Boomers when researching and evaluating nursing homes. Approximately 20 percent of all nursing homes in Florida and slightly less than 19 percent nationwide, earned an overall ve-star rating. This prestigious status re ects River Gardens 5-star ranking for overall performance Physician presents What you should know about cornea and cataract surgery presentation will be held on Thursday, April 11 at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park. A light bu et will be served at 5:00 p.m. and the lecture is scheduled to for 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Registration is required and attendance is $5 per person. To register, please call 800-889-3627. For additional information, please contact Christinne Perez at Orange Park Medical Center at 4035881. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have o ces in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mandarin Town Hall MeetingHosted by Jacksonville City Council Member Matt SchellenbergThursday, April 25 6:00 p.m. Loretto Elementary School Local nursing home earns high ranking in health inspections, nurse sta ng and quality of medical care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 Faith News H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d a a g g e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l l l H H H H H o m m e o f f f f f f M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 9 04-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES Mandarin Food Bank Yard Sale April 6 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. *Limited individual rental space availableFor info call 292-1675 Yard Sale 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Upcoming topics are: April 2 and 3, An Encounter With God Prime Ministers God Encounter; April 9 and 10, What people really think about Christians and why?; April 16 and 17, Triumph over Trauma, one womans struggle with anorexia; April 23 and 24, How to spot a Liar, secrets from a former FBI agent; April 30 and May 1, Amazing Grace, the mother of the shooter nds healing in the aftermath of the Amish schoolhouse shooting. Lifetree Cafe is held each Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center (limited to those aged 60 and older) and each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone). Find out more about topics and location from the www.MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Admission is free. Check us out at www.LTCHopeJAX.com Mandarin Lutheran Church, located at 11900 San Jose Boulevard, will hold its annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a childrens auction, then the main auction of many items donated by local businesses. There will also be silent auction tables and ra e items. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendar for The Music Man Broadway Show, to be held at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard on May 30, 31, June 1, 7 and 8. Show time is 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, located at 12236 Mandarin Road, announces Marks Gospel Live, a dramatic reading of the entire Gospel of Mark, on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.. Presented by the Rev. Joseph Morris, it is the complete Gospel, memorized and performed in the manner of a storyteller. A reception in the churchs Great Hall will be held immediately following the presentation. More information about this can be found on the Marks Gospel Live website (www.gospelofmark.us ) or by calling 268-9457.The Temple is proud to host its second annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival. More than 600 people attended last years event and another large crowd is expected for this years event, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 5. Were very excited that so many vendors (about 15 thus far) of Jewish food in Jacksonville will be o ering samples of their gastronomical delights this year, said Betty Rohan, one of the co-chairs of this years event. Brisket sliders, corned beef, hot dogs, matzah ball soup, pickles, bagels, lox, kugel and macaroons will be available for sampling by all attendees. Other types of Jewish foods are also expected to be available. There is still room for a few more, said Michelle Pargman, the events other co-chair. But we would recommend that they let us know right away, because space on the sampling oor is limited and lling up fast. Last years festival featured a kugel contest, which was won by Nancy Ebert. This years cooking contest is called Bubbes Bake O bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother. The deadline to enter the cooking contest is April 26. Completely new this year is the LChaim wine wall. For $18, attendees purchase a numbered cork and each cork goes with a random bottle. There will be a large variety of wines, with values ranging from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars. There is signi cance behind the cork cost the Hebrew letters in Chai (which is part of Lchaim) add up to the number 18. The festival is Temples largest fund-raiser and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information about sponsoring or anything else about the festival, please visit www.TheTempleJacksonville.org.Second annual Jewish Food Festival scheduled for May 5By Contributing Writer Andrew Ocean, Congregation Ahavath ChesedYouve been wanting to go but just havent made it. Heres your chance to experience the magic of Downtown Visions ArtWalk on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. The theme is Earth Without Art is eh. ArtWalk goes green. Back by popular demand, we invite you to capture the citys spirit and join Shalom Jacksonville on for this ultimate opportunity to savor and discover the excitement of Downtown Jacksonville. The event spans a 15-block radius within the downtown core. Forty galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants, bars and businesses and an open-air art s and crafts and entertainment fair in Hamming Plaza o er everyone a complete cultural experience. Music and art are everywhere as you walk to your destinations. You can enjoy free entry to MOCA (Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art) as well as all other art galleries. The streets are lled with people singing, dancing, eating or buying handmade items from local vendors. Its the kind of excite-Experience First Wednesday Art Walk with Shalom JaxBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinatorShepherd of the Woods Lutheran School students will premier their original movie, Camp of the Pirates, on Saturday, April 20 at its Southside Campus. This project was part of the students participation in the schools seventh annual Spring Scholarship Auction, Night at the Movies, which raised over $8,000 on March 9. The production of the movie started in January with a group of six third through fth grade students working collaboratively on writing the screenplay for this exciting movie Students produce original movie and public service announcementBy Contributing Writer Dr. Madelyn Speagle, Principal, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Schoolabout elementary students that are sent back in time. All 98 preschool through fth grade students in our school participated in the making of the movie. Students participated by making props, acting, lming and editing the movie. Also, our third through fth grade students recorded a Public Service Announcement on the need for clean water. This project was connected to the students chapel o erings in January which bene ted Lutheran World ReliefWork in Water project. Our students learned that dirty water causes many problems, including diseases, con ict and even death throughout the world. They learned that a convenient source of clean water gives adults and children more time to earn money and attend school. Through the generous chapel o erings of all our students, they were able to give the gift of clean water by providing a gravity-fed water lter to two families in Africa, Asia or Latin America. Our students participate in projects like this three to four times a year. Through these projects, our students learn how blessed they are and that they can make a di erence by sharing their gifts! The Public Service Announcement is currently available on our website, www. sotwls.com. The movie will be available on our website after April 20. Projects such as these are part of our curriculum which is designed to educate our students to become lifelong learners and productive Christian citizens in the 21st Century. These projects integrate technology and academics with important 21st Century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and e ective communication. ment you dont expect to see in Jacksonville. Yet, it happens once a month. It is so energizing that you want to take it all in and capture everything our city o ers. For those interested in riding the Skyway Express, we will leave at 5:45 p.m. from the King Street Station to Hemming Plaza and then meet others at 6:15 p.m. at the bookstore entrance of the Main Library lobby on Laura Street. From there we will get instructions for our downtown photo scavenger hunt. There will be plenty of free time to browse, eat and just enjoy the energy. You cant get lost because there are Downtown Ambassadors in orange shirts to guide you. There will be prizes for everyone. For more information, please call Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you are welcome to join us. The Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the of- cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is sponsored by Florida Blue.

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I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 My name is Cyndi and I would love to be your walking buddy. My foster Mom took me on several three mile walks and I loved to be outside. I am housetrained, can entertain myself with soft toys and am ready for my new forever home! Do you enjoy receiving Mandarin NewsLine each month?Then our Advertisers!As a non-subscription publication we rely on our fine advertisers to finance the production of your community newspaper! Be sure to patronize our advertisers and tell them you saw them in Mandarin NewsLineThank The North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership stakeholder advisory committee has identi ed a regional planning boundary spanning two water management districts, de ning the area where collaborative initiatives will address water resource challenges and ensure a sustainable water supply throughout north Florida. The North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan will encompass speci c counties in both the St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts. Those counties are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union. Over several months, N. Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership identi es regional boundary By Contributing Writer Teresa Monson, St. Johns River Water Management Districtthe Partnerships stakeholder advisory committee reviewed and discussed the proposed boundary for the regional water supply plan. The committee approved the regional boundary at its January 23 meeting. While the planning boundary encompasses 14 counties, groundwater modeling for the water supply plan will be signi cantly broader to ensure that su cient data is gathered and analyzed. The regional water supply plan will identify: Water use demand projections Water resource impacts that could occur if future demand were met solely from existing groundwater supplies Water conservation opportunities Potential water supply development projects that may be needed to supplement groundwater supplies In the past, both districts worked independently on water supply planning. The St. Johns River and Suwannee River water management districts in collaboration with the Partnership will jointly develop the North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan, which is scheduled for completion in 2015. Because of the shared resource and shared impacts, the districts formally agreed in 2011 that only one plan for North Florida should be developed and implemented. The North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan will be a chapter in each districts overall water supply plan. Water supply plans identify future water supply needs for a 20-year planning horizon, and programs and projects needed to ensure sustainable supplies. These plans are updated as needed at a minimum, once every ve years. For more information about the partnership, visit north oridawater.com. Save the Date!WHAT: Mandarin Relay for Life WHEN: May 4, 2013For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mandarinfl Mandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard! Every Tuesday, 1:30 PM Its not a Bus Stop, Its a Must Stop!School is in session. Please drive carefully.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Help WantedWater Treatment Installer, experienced. For established Water Treatment Company. Bene ts 262-0197 or Fax: 260-6292. Seeking Licensed Massage Therapist @ A New U Massage(MM12329) Mandarin furnished massage room available NOW. Room rent is $375+ 7% tax ($401.25) a month. Rent can split w/other LMT. Phone: 904-288-0064 Join the Baptist South circle of care. Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. Hair Stylist Opportunity Two Chairs available for rent or commission. Call Joanne at 904 502-6392 Real Estate Admin Part-time, Good with Details, Good with People, Sense of Urgency, RE license preferred. Email resume to: mickplace@ gmail.com Location: Mandarin, Compensation: Commission, this is a part-time job. Part Time Physical Therapist needed for a sitebased pediatric facility. Must have state license. Work in a fun, child-centered, low-stress environment. Caseload consists primarily of preschool age children. Please e-mail resume to genevapedtherapy@att.net or call 287-4444. Visit our website at genevapediatrictherapycenter.com. The Mandarin Chapter #292 of the Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual multiple family garage sale on Saturday, April 13, at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge at 2914 Loretto Road from 8:00 PM till Noon. The proceeds will be used to support the chapters expenses and our charities. All are welcome. Annual yard sale on Saturday, April 27th from 7am to 2 pm. Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church 7860 Southside Blvd. GREAT BARGAINS. Donations of clothing and any household items, toys, furniture, etc. can be dropped off weekdays between 10 & 2 and on Sundays from 10 to 1 after April 15. Proceeds bene t our mission in Tarma, Peru. 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Heres where you can nd one close to home. CLASSIFIED ADS! NOW ONLINE AT www.mandarinnewsline.comFREE Mandarin NewsLine Marketplace ads!886-4919 for more information about the mission and how you can join us on one of our trips. Greenland Cove, a gated community, will be holding a community wide yard sale on April 20th from 8am-2pm. The Community is on Greenland Rd. located btwn. Mandarin High and Greenland Pines Elementary. Garage sale : 1423 Rivergate Drive on Saturday, April 6 from 8-12. Westminster Woods on Julington Creek Retirement Community YARD SALE. April 27th 8am to 2 pm. Furniture, household items and much more 25 State Rt. 13Just over the west side of the Julington Creek Bridge. 904.274.1750 Save up to 70%!!!11018 Old St. Augustine Rd Call: 904-262-5504 11018 Old St. Augustine Rd C all: 9 042 6 2 -5504 Inkjet & Toner Rell When you move your clocks forward, check the batteries in your smoke alarms! (NewsUSA) Filing taxes is one of the responsibilities most adults prefer to ignore until well after the new year rolls around. If youre like most Americans, you may not know all of the basic information needed to complete a tax return. A survey of more than 1,000 taxpayers ages 22 to 62 showed that eight out of 10 didnt know the details for submitting a tax return. The National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) recommends using a checklist to get tax information in order before visiting a preparer. NAEA is a professional association of tax practitioners licensed by the Department of Treasury, meaning they specialize solely in tax matters and they have unlimited representational rights before the IRS. Prepare to meet your preparer with the following: 1. Last years tax return. Last years return will list social security numbers, dependants, credits and deductions previously taken. 2. All W-2s from past year. Your W-2 tells you and your preparer how much you earned and how much was withheld for state and federal taxes. If you have multiple jobs, you must have a W-2 from each. If employers havent sent out W-2s by January 31, you can call the IRS to receive them. 3. 1099 forms. The 1099 keeps track of additional income, earned interest, cancellation of debt, dividends received and proceeds from broker transactions. 4. Receipts for donations. Even if youre not some big philanthropist, you may be surprised to recall the charitable contributions you made in the past year. Just remember to keep the receipts for all breast cancer or marathon sponsorships, Salvation Five items to bring to meet your tax preparerArmy donations, holiday charities and any others. 5. 1098 forms. Homeowners shouldnt miss out on a mortgage interest deduction, especially if it makes the di erence between owing money or getting a refund. Other items of note on this form are student loan interest and charitable contributions. Find a licensed tax preparer in your area at www.naea.org. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 28, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com CURRENTLY HAS ALMOST 600 STUDENTS IN ITS HOMELESS PROGRAM!!!ST. JOHNS COUNTYPLEASE HELP US COLLECT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT CAN BE SENT HOME WITH THEM FOR THE SUMMERBooks Craft items or kits Coloring booksCrayons Coupons for McDonalds, etc. Non perishable food Drawing paper or pads Sunscreen Colored pencils or markers chalk Fun pencils Bubbles Stickers Water guns Puzzle Books Small balls Yo-Yos Jump ropes Handheld games or toys Playing cards Card games Water colors Frisbees Beach ballsSPONSOR A BACKPACK FOR $20 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE COLLECTED BY 5/1/13 www.jcpcares.org Drop off at your Vy-Star on San Jose Boulevard TREE FARM & NURSERY Call NOW for Your FREE Landscape EstimatesMulching Sodding Pavers Irrigation Landscape Plants Underbrushing Living Fences Plant ReplacementsCall now to set up your free estimate TODAY! or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com Mandarin Garden Club gardening tip: Add pizzazz to your shade garden this summer with Caladiums. If your shade loving impatiens petered out on you last year, you are not alone. The impatient problem is called Downy Mildew. Rather than trying to chemically combat the Downy Mildew on the impatiens, try planting show stopping caladiums instead. Caladiums are an economical choice since they usually come back for several years. Buying the bulbs and not the already grown plant saves you lots of money. Caladium bulbs can be purchased in small quantities at our good garden centers in Mandarin or purchased in bulk at the big home and garden stores. See a website like www. caladiumworld.com to educate yourself about the di erent named caladiums. Save the on-line shipping costs and purchase many of the same caladium varieties right here in Mandarin. Its time for the most popular event at the Mandarin Gar-Gardening update and tips from the Mandarin Garden ClubBy Contributing Writer Susan Westerman, Mandarin Garden Clubden Club, the annual Plant Sale and Garden Festival, to be held on Saturday, April 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. Admission is free and there is plenty of parking next door at the Masonic Lodge. Inside the clubhouse will be over owing with a wide selection of reasonably priced plants that grow very well right here in Mandarin. Many of the plants are grown by Mandarin Garden Club members in their own gardens. These plants are a ectionately referred to as pass along plants because they are so beautiful and do so well that they are passed along from friend to friend and generation to generation. As one example, a member will be contributing English ivy plants that her grandmother everso-ladylike smuggled in from England back in 1958. The wide selection of plants each year is always amazing: butter y plants, antique roses, herbs, veggies, native plants, perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, succulents, cacti and thats just on the inside of the building. Outside will be the back-by-popular demand vendors selling the most wonderful gardening related items. Jacksonvilles own herb expert Linda Cunningham will have at her booth all the very best kinds of herbs to grow. Cunningham not only sells the very best herbs, she can teach you anything you want to know about growing and using herbs. Other vendors will be selling: handmade herbal soap, several di erent garden art booths, unique recycled denim creations, handmade hypertufa pots, glass totem garden sculptures, remarkable hand carved bird and much more. The 65th anniversary Mandarin Garden Club Cookbook will also be available, two for $20 or $12 each. A wonderful barbeque lunch will be available to purchase, along with delectable homemade sweets made by garden club members. Co ee and water will be available at no charge inside the building. The always knowledgeable and helpful Duval County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with your gardening questions. Be sure to visit the Mandarin Garden Club booth for membership questions and special events building rental questions. The garden club grounds behind the clubhouse will be open for all to enjoy the butter y garden, herb garden, perennial garden, veggie garden, bromeliad garden, native plant garden, ornamental grass garden and the childrens Bumblebee Club Garden. Sit a spell on one of the many garden benches and enjoy the simple beauty of nature. For additional information, please contact mandaringardenclub@comcast.net or 268-1192. The annual Mandarin Garden Club Plant Sale and Garden Festival is a charming, small town gathering from a time gone by. Hope to see you there and good gardening to you!A small selection of the many colors, shapes and sizes of caladiums. The Northeast Florida Conservatory concert band performed at All Souls Anglican Church in Mandarin on Sunday, March 10. The band, under Director Richard Dickson, will be three years old in October and has almost 50 adult members (ages 17 through 86). The band is a community band and membership is open to the public. All band instruments are welcome and there is no audition or fee connected with membership.Community band entertains The repertoire is typical concert band fare, featuring marches, tone poems, transcriptions, novelty numbers and Broadway medleys. Among the numbers on the March 10 program were America, the Beautiful, Amparito Roca, Clouds That Sail in Heaven, Leroy Andersons The Typewriter (with guest typist-soloist), Stars and Stripes Forever and selections from two powerhouse shows: Oklahoma! and Les Miserables.United States Coast Guard presents the colors at the recent Northeast Florida Conservatorys community band concert. Last month I introduced you to Rusty Gardners activities for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and his innovative boating safety podcasts. Perhaps you can nd Gardners other associations useful to your boating pleasure and safety. Note that other than for the otilla website, www. safeboatingjax.com, information on these sites is not generally available by other means. You can contact us through the phone number given below or at boating events to acquire much boating and safety information. The rest of Gardners story is his boating information initiative and connections. He started Florida By Water (FBW), a website we think so much of it has a link on our otilla site. FBW is a go-to site for boating information that is very speci c for each region and includes boating safety links. This is a handy site for boating news, events, charts, ramps, marinas or places to eat, stay and get provisions. In order to be listed on FloridaByWater. com, each location has to be boater friendly and accessible by boat. Website checks and phone calls helped make sure every location on the site is as it appears. Even I can click on some links, such as the NOAA charts and get results, but others require some familiarity with apps and computer navigation. An associated site that links to FBW is Boat Florida (www. boat orida.com) and its subset for our area, www.boatnortheast. com. Those are social network-United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateBoating enthusiast Really!By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8ing sites that will link you to your fellow boaters and watersports focus groups and a place for blogs and photographs. Not stopping there, Gardner is also an o cer of the Jacksonville Marine Association at the http://boatjax.com/ website. They promote social activities, education and boating on the St. Johns River and its tributaries. All this organizational activity is fueled by Gardners love of boating on his 23 Yamaha, the Salt Shaker, through the environs of Black Creek and the St. Johns River. Coming full circle, he has also recently become our otillas Marine Safety O cer. I think he probably has the connections useful to success at that task. Our February boating safety class was near capacity at 34 students. If you want to take advantage of our live one-day safety instruction, reserve your space for April 6 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Check our website for more information or call Bob Strong at 721-1346. Mandarin NewsLineHeather Seay904-866-4919 hs@rtpublishinginc.comFor more information on advertising:YOUR Community Newspaper

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 29 Politicians and community leaders may want to pay heed to the results of a newly released Jacksonville University (JU) poll, in which conventional sentiments that the St. Johns River is the areas lifeblood and greatest asset arent re ected in public attitudes. Asked to name the most important asset to the region, only 28 percent of metro area respondents named the St. Johns River. Nearly two-thirds put Navy bases at the top. Nearly half didnt see a direct connection between their personal actions and the rivers health. Most people dont get to use or enjoy the river and that can a ect their attitudes about the rivers role as a generator of income and jobs, said Dr. Ray Oldakowski, professor of geography and director of the JU Social Science Research Center, whose students conducted the survey. The poll, released on March 6, is a comprehensive survey asking Northeast Florida and Central Florida residents their attitudes about the St. Johns, Oldakowski said. Many people drive over the river, but most dont get the opportunity to enjoy it and that may contribute to these feelings, he said. That creates obstacles for its future health, said Dr. Quinton White, executive director of JUs Marine Science Research Institute. Theres a disconnect. If you want people to protect the river, then they have to value it in the rst place, he said. Its a call to action for our government and St. Johns River gets little respect in Jacksonville University poll of residentsagencies to do more to help shift attitudes. The poll was conducted last fall and then analyzed by JU faculty and students. It has a margin of error of plus or minus ve percentage points. Findings were broken out between Jacksonville Metropolitan Area residents (Duval, Clay and St. Johns counties) and residents south of the Jacksonville Metropolitan area (Putnam, Volusia, Seminole and Brevard counties). Among key ndings of metro area residents: About 70 percent never sh the river, two-thirds dont boat it and 90 percent dont swim in it. More than half feel they dont know enough about how to safeguard the river and 45 percent dont see a direct connection between their personal actions and the rivers health. Just two percent see protecting the environment as the biggest challenge facing the local community, compared to 58 percent who see job creation as the biggest hurdle, followed by 20 percent who view reducing crime as the biggest problem. The importance of the river and feelings about how personal behavior a ects it were even lower among residents farther south of Jacksonville. Our river is so important to this area, but that is not really the perception of the overall public, White said. They dont think that their actions a ect the health of the river. Those kinds of perceptions a ect how much Photo courtesy of Michelle Davidson/JU. they want to support it. The ndings underscore the need to create more awareness of the St. Johns Rivers health and its value to Northeast Florida, White said. Theres a need for education about the importance of the river ecologically, and how it contributes to the economy as well. Were Building Something Special Episcopal 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. Now that spring has arrived it is time to start getting excited. With another mild North Florida winter behind us we can expect an early start to what is shaping up to be another fabulous shing year. Our shing opportunities are many and vary greatly. Backyard ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, ocean and waterways are all just minutes away with each o ering their own unique type of shing. As spring advances any of these bodies of water can be considered for your next family shing trip.Ponds and creeks abound in most of our neighborhoods providing us with easy access to easy shing. Bream being the most prevalent species in these waters can provide hours of shing fun for the kids. An inexpensive zebco rod and reel shed with a hook and bobber with bread balls for bait is all it takes to get any kid on his way to becoming an avid angler. These very same ponds and creeks are also home to some pretty nice bass for the more experienced angler.The St. Johns River o ers us a huge variety of shing options throughout the year. Being brackish, both freshwater and saltwater species of sh will inhabit its shores along with tasty crustaceans such as blue crabs and shrimp. As the spring progresses to summer our shing possibilities will be on the Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaincrease giving us choices of whether to shrimp, sh for reds or even chase occasional tarpon. Our greatest body of water for our shing enjoyment is the Atlantic Ocean and you dont need a boat to sh it. Besides miles of beach to sh from, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine both o er piers for your shing convenience. Pier shing and surf shing can provide hours of fun for the whole family while providing catches that will feed everyone. Whiting are usually red hot in the spring and can be caught most anywhere in the surf or from a pier. With the arrival of spring we have another shing season before us. Our local bodies of water provide us with many di erent shing opportunities that are ours to enjoy. Now is the time to get excited and start planning that rst shing outing. Fishing Report: Bass biting in ponds and creeks. Whiting in the surf. Sea trout o the end of docks from Buckman to San Marco. Look for an early yellowmouth bite in the river at channel markers. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.Editors Note: This column marks the second year anniversary of Captain Davids shing reports. Thank you, Captain David, for sharing your knowledge with us these past two years!

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Page 30, Mandarin NewsLine April 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com This spring the azaleas in my neighborhood were delightful. So often they bloom with such promise, only to melt away in the next heavy rain after looking lovely for just a few days. Not so this year; they came slowly into bloom, lling the air with their delicate perfume and looked beautiful for days on end. We clearly had ideal weather for them, and both honey bees and native bees have reaped the bene ts. If you visited the Extension O ce on North McDu in early March, you may have noticed a lea ess shrub with striking clusters of white owers. This is the suitably named fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), which is a small native tree or shrub. It is dioecious, with male and female owers on separate plants. The male owers are perhaps Spring delightsBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASmore showy, but in proximity to a male, the female will bear small dark blue fruits which the birds love. It too is perfumed. The Mandarin Garden Club, on Loretto Road just west of San Jose Boulevard, has a delightful woodland garden which is open to all. They also have a fringe tree, but by the end of March and into April there will be other treats to see, many of them native to this area. In some of the wilder areas around town the native vine Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) bloomed in February, twining through shrubs and up into the tree canopy. It was a cheery sight as the starlike blooms are a pretty yellow. Carolina jessamine is another scented spring delight. In the home landscape it prefers sun and a not-too-dry site. It will climb to 20 feet to reach sunlight, but is stockier in full sun. The native coral or trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is also an early bloomer. Unlike the invasive Japanese honeysuckle, this vine is more easily contained and is perfect for returning hummingbirds. Flowering sporadically throughout the year, this plant is yes a delight. Now that daylight saving time is with us, our irrigation systems can run up to twice a week if necessary. As lawns green up and need more moisture, take care to adjust your watering to account for rainfall. More is not better; too moist an environment can easily lead to fungus and an invasion of the dreaded dollar weed, and neither is easy to control. Far safer to let your grass tell you when it needs water when the blades fold together and footprints remain when you walk on it. Water early in the morning to reduce evaporation and never between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., unless you have applied a lawn treatment that requires it (or are establishing a new lawn). Avoid watering late in the day, as it encourages fungus. Gardeners often look to the weather for guidance on what to plant, and when. Some of us do our research on the internet, with the help of USDA zone guidelines, and others look to our local nurseries for advice. A reliable source is the Duval County Extension Service publication, A New Leaf: http:// duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/ nleafMarchApril.13_000.pdf.Female fringe tree, Mandarin Garden Club Garden (c) Katherine Arrandale The greater Jacksonville area once again came together to assist Comfort Keepers in collecting 2200 pounds of food through its Feed Seniors Now food drive for low income seniors. Comfort Keepers, a licensed home health agency providing in-home care services to seniors, has a keen interest in making a positive impact for the undernourished seniors in the Jacksonville area. Following last years successful food drive, we were Second annual successful community food drive for area seniorsbound and determined to make this one even more successful, said Kathryn Murphy RN, owner of the local Jacksonville Comfort Keepers o ce. We asked local businesses to make either monetary or food donations to help local seniors and to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of senior hunger and malnutrition. Many contributors from last year asked if they could assist again. It is obvious the people of Jacksonville care about helping our elders, and with this kind of support, we will be able to help our seniors live healthy, independent lives by getting the food and nutrition they need even if it is just for a short period, Murphy said. Comfort Keepers partnered locally with the Student Nutrition Club from the University of North Florida. The students helped to raise money by holding two car washes and collect nonperishable food on campus. With over $1400 collected additional food was purchased at COSTCO and all the food was brought to the Comfort Keepers o ce located in Mandarin. The UNF students helped again by packing the food in 110 bags. The 2200 pounds of food were then delivered to ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging Resource Center for Northeast Florida for distribution of the food to quali ed low income seniors. There are many factors involved in malnutrition and hunger is just one of those, said Murphy. We hope this campaign helped people to understand the depth and seriousness of the malnutrition problem among seniors and how it impacts families beyond just food security and availability. We are thrilled that within two years we were able to collect and distribute two tons of food! 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com April 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 31 Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2013 KB Home (KBH). 2013 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. All rights reserved. Food and $25 Pottery Barn gift cards av ailable while supplies last. For gift cards: no rain checks, not exchangeable for cash, limit one per household. Pottery Barn is a registered trademark of Williams-Sonoma Inc. Pottery Barn is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affiliated with KB Home. No affili ation or sponsorship is intended or implied with Williams-Sonoma, and all trademarks are owned by the trademark owner. NO PURC HASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Professional Organizer Sweepstakes runs 4/13 /13. Enter by submitting entry form at Westberry Manor. Limit one entry per household. Must be legal US resident, 18 or older. Odds of winning depen d upon number of eligible entries received. Drawing on or abou t 4/13/13. Winner must be present. One winner will be chosen. Prize is a home session with a professional organizer (ARV $120). Winner responsible for taxes and other fees. Prize not exchangeable for cash. KBH reserves the right to extend, modify or discontinue Sweepstakes at any time without prior notic e. For details or Official Rules, contact KB Home, Marketing Dept., 10475 Fortune Pkwy., Ste. 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256. See Built to Order options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/up grades 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 specifi cations subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, l ot location and home series. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photo may depict upgrad ed landscaping/options and may not represent lowest-priced homes. See sales representative for details. CBC0558827 JAX-108273 Innovative home designs. An incredible selection of upgrades and options. Energy-efcient features included at no additional cost. It all adds up to big savings on the new home you want. 1 GRAND OPENING 3 BIG WEEKENDS Value-priced home designs. Cutting-edge technology. It must be Built to Order! A new Built to Order neighborhood is here!Westberry Manor in Jacksonville Call for pricing (904) 596-6813Saturday, April 13 11am1pmJoin us for a Martha Stewart Spring Cleaning event, featuring a professional organizer to help you de-clutter. Plus, enter for a chance to win a home session with a professional organizer!Saturday, April 20 13pmWilliams-Sonoma Cooking Demonstration Come learn from the experts. All attendees will receive a $25 Pottery Barn gift card.Saturday, April 27 35pmWestberry Manor Street Fair Enjoy an evening of entertainment, music and great food from around the world. May 4

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