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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 12 September 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 Your Voice Your Vote Page 6 The Sheriff Reports Page 7 Political Commentary Page 8 Civics 101 Page 10 Heros welcome Page 12 White water rafting Page 13 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 14 Garden Club news Page 15 Football aplenty Page 16 Faith News Page 17 Job Finder Page 19 Back to School Guide MHS Happenings Page 20 MHS Sports Roundup Page 21 Did you know? Page 22 Sign up for Native Sons & Daughters Page 23 First day of school DO YOU HAVE ACTIVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS? For more information call:Jacksonville Center For Clinical Research (904) 730-0166 www.jaxresearch.com A clinical research study called The RA Study is currently looking for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (R-A). The purpose of the study is to test the safety and eectiveness of an investigational medication for R-A You may be eligible if: with active RA RA for at least 6 monthsThere are additional study requirements to qualify for participation. Qualied participants will receive study-related medicati on and study related medical exams at no cost. Qualied participants will receive compensation for time and travel. No insurance is required. out how! This past year in the Mandarin Mustang Band, we had a wonderful group of graduates. These graduates have su ered through a lot of two and a half hour marching rehearsals with little water and a lot of repetition. They have spent numerous Saturdays drenched in sweat with their hair in tight knots marching alongside classmates and friends to create the perfect formation. They played songs as loudly as possible for hundreds of Friday night football games hoping to energize the team and its fans.September is here and school is back in session. Summer is winding down and the holidays are on the horizon. It is a good time to thank the people of Mandarin for helping all of us at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Libraries make this year one of our most successful summers yet. Here are some of the library highlights of summer 2013: The BreakSpot Summer Lunch Program sponsored by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission served 973 free lunches to children under the age of 18 between June 11 and August 9 at the Mandarin Branch Library. State Representative Charles McBurney visited the South Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, July 18 and State Senator Aaron Bean read stories at the Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, June 24. A record number of It brought back fond memories of days gone by when Mama and Papa would gather the kids together for a real treat, a live baseball game at the local ballpark. On Wednesday, August 14, the families and parishioners of the Diocese of St. Augustine gathered at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville to watch the Jacksonville Suns take on the Birmingham Barons. Over 550 tickets were sold to members of the Diocese making Catholic Night at the BallparkŽ account for half of the evenings attendance for the game. Just like in the old days, as everyone made their way through the turnstiles to the Mustang Band looks back fondly and then forward with anticipationBy Contributing Writers Brooke Sapolsky and Levana Osher, Historian, MHS BandRecord breaking summer at the Mandarin libraries!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library New members of the MHS band with the two drum majors and drum major in training. Sure, sometimes they felt like it was all too much, but they never gave up. They knew that the band as a whole needed them as individuals to make the show work. Maybe they were just a group of separate individuals, but on that “ eld, the individuals made the team. This is why they stayed committed to band„to be a part of something larger than themselves and to play alongside many other people who shared their passion of music. As the senior class of 2013 leaves us, we will have an incomplete formation. Of course, new members will join the band family and take those spots to continue to help the Mighty Mustang Marching Band create the exemplary shows we pride ourselves for, but they will never be able to truly replace the wonderful musicians that have recently graduated. Each person was an important member of our band, so we would like to mention every graduate. Our graduates include Mason Anthony, Jackson Benfer, Ronald Brame, Anthony Cassette, Brandon Henderson, Preston Jones, Ryan Lastrapes, Elijah Mize, Terence Moultrie, Brooke Pitts, Cody Rigby, David Stevenson, Brittany Teal, Rachel Thompson, Jennifer Tipton, Andrew Turner, Nick Williams and Klaudio Xhindoli. Music is a lifestyle and cerLocal author T. L. Randall, pictured with library assistant David Foster, read from her book Dont Try to Kiss A LizardŽ at the Mandarin Branch Library on August 8. Teen Volunteers at both the South Mandarin and Mandarin Libraries helped customers with computer questions, shelved books and assisted with branch programming and submitted original short stories as a Catholic Night at BallparkŽ thrills fansBy Karl Kennell Bishop Felipe Estevez with Southpaw. Photos courtesy of St. Augustine Catholic Magazine/Woody Huband.concourse and to take their seats, old friendships were renewed. And the chatter was about bringing each other up to date with what was going on in each familys lives. After grabbing a soda and hot dog the seats “ lled. Then Bishop Felipe Estevez came to the mound escorted by Southpaw, the Jacksonville Suns Mascot. Southpaw had made sure Bishop Estevez was appropriately out“ tted for his upcoming duties in a Jacksonville Suns jersey and ball cap. After taking the mound, the Bishop made his windup and threw a right hand one hop pitch straight to home plate, which was quickly scooped up by the Suns catcher. Later Bishop Estevez was openly excited about the more than 550 Catholics from around the Diocese who came out to support Catholic Night at the BallparkŽ and support the Jacksonville Suns. The specta-Mustang Band cont. on pg. 18 Mandarin libraries cont. on pg. 9 Catholic Night cont. on pg. 18


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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 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. Publisher Rebecca Taus publisher@rtpublishinginc.comEditor Martie Thompsoneditor@mandarinnewsline.comAdvertising Sales, Linda Gay LG@rtpublishinginc.comAdvertising Sales, Heather SeayHS@rtpublishinginc.comGraphic Design, Lisa Felegygraphics@rtpublishinginc.comRT 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. 2013. 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 On Saturday, September 7 Whole Foods Market will host a Kids Day of Service from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Mandarin Park. Volunteers will help beautify the park by removing litter and debris from the park grounds and “ nish the day by eating a rainbow of fruits of vegetables as kids build their own salads. Whole Foods goal is to make this experience fun, uplifting and meaningful as well as a way to celebrate the joys of healthy eating and healthy communities! For additional information, please contact Adrienne Cartagena at adrienne. cartagena@wholefoods.com. QuiltFest 2013 will be held in the Prime Osborne Convention from September 26 through 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., featuring over 400 quilts, a quilt sale booth, vendors, silent auction, kids corner, free demos, quilt appraiser, charity corner and quilters walk. For more information, please contact Gay Montgomery at 742-1372 and visit www.quiltfestjax.com. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, September 10 and 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. AARP members fee is $12; non-members fee is $14 and participants must attend both days for certi“ cation to qualify for auto insurance discount. To register, please call 391-1320. The Teen Advisory Board at the Mandarin Branch Library is meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. Please call Don Carpenter at 262-5201 for more information. The Mandarin Womens Club will be playing Bingo as they swing back into action after a lazy summer with a luncheon on Thursday, September 26. It will be at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin, with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. The luncheon cost is $16 per person for members or nonmembers and the cost to play bingo is $5 for 10 cards. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday, September 19. For information about the club and how to join, please call Diane at 880-5354 or check out our website at http://home. comcast.net/~echoecho46/site. The Friends of Mandarin South Library are working on projects to use the funds they have raised at their recent book sale. New members are welcome! For more information, please email friendsmandarinsouthlibrary@gmail.com. The Italian American Club is busy getting ready for its annual Festa Italiana, to be held October 18, 19 and 20. The club is open to all our Mandarin neighbors and all our friends throughout Jacksonville. Come and enjoy this special three-day event. The Italian American Club is also open for membership; we welcome everyone who loves Italian culture, heritage and cuisine. The September meeting of the River City Womens Club will be a Bingo Party held at the Mandarin Ramada Inn on September 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Members of the club have made gift baskets as prizes. All monies received will go into the charity fund. Guests are invited to attend! For reservations, please call 262-8719. For information, please call Marian at 288-0078. The September general meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, September 16th at 9:30am in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine and reach 26,000 + addresses. Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine a feature section of Mandarin NewsLine For advertising info please call Heather Seay: 904-886-4919 Now is the time to advertise your . Financial Planning, Elder Care, Senior Activities, Health Care for Seniors, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Living Communities, and more! Whats New cont. on pg. 4Copies of this online coupon are not accepted.


Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 With competitive rates and personal service, it’s no wonder more drivers trust State Farm. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7. Ride with the #1 car insurer in 1001142.1State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.comFLORIDA.The program will The History of American History„c2000 to present.Ž Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites. com/” /allstarquiltguild. College graduates interested in part time employment at the South Mandarin Library, please contact Keli Likins at 288-6385 for more information. The Mandarin Book Club is meeting on Thursday, September 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Mandarin Branch Library. Please contact Stacey Van Hoy at 262-5201 for more information. New co-chairpersons for the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club are Judy Strassenberg and Marvine Thompson. Dogwood members met in July at Krispy Kreme for co ee and doughnuts. Dogwoods “ rst meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. The program will be Weve Got TalentŽ and members are asked to bring and show o that special thing they do or collect. What a great way to get to know each other! For more information, please email info@mandaringardenclub.org. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up, unless it rains. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro“ t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Visitors are welcome! For additional information, please call 733-0516 or email alex9520@comcast.net. The Duval County Extension O ce is o ering a make-andtakeŽ Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, September 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Attendees will make their own 55-gallon plastic rain barrels to take home. You will learn how to connect a rain barrel to a rain garden and learn some important information on water conservation. The workshop will be located at 1010 North McDu Avenue in Jacksonville. The cost is $45 per person to make a rain barrel or $5 for attendance only (no rain barrel). Pre-payment and registration are required for barrel and payment must be received by Monday, September 16. Make check to DCOHAC and send to Rain Barrel Workshop, 1010 N. McDu Ave, Jax., FL 32254. You can register with credit card at http://rainbarrel92013.eventbrite. com. Seating is limited to 35 pre-paid registrations and there are no walk-ins for make and take.Ž For questions, please call 255-7450. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Marke t 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. Remaining dates for 2013 are September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 15 and December 22. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The Mandarin Branch Library presents Stories for Young Children each Thursday morning at 10:15 and 11:00 am. This program is for children birth to 5 years with an adult caregiver. For more information, please call 262-5201. Sierra Club, Northeast Group will celebrate 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act with Warren Anderson and Andy Miller of the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida at a meeting on September 9 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Boulevard West from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome! Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For more information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876 or visit www.Florida. SierraClub.org/northeast. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. Baptist Medical Center and Mayo Clinic are tied for rst place among metro Jacksonville hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report annual Best Hospital rankings. This clari es the press release entitled "Baptist Medical Center ranked No. 1" which appeared in the August issue of Mandarin NewsLine.Clari cation:In July 2013, the City Council a rmed the settlement of over $3.4 million in a case against the city for not cutting down a dead tree limb in the Mandarin area. Unfortunately, in 2010 the limb fell, hitting and paralyzing a young boy. Six months prior to the incident, a Mandarin constituent contacted the city and asked that the limb be cut down. Nothing was done and the tragedy occurred. I mention this because part of the beauty of Mandarin is its tree-lined streets. I “ nd I walk a “ ne line with constituents who request to remove limbs that could be obstructively dangerous and those who object to any trimming of the trees. It is absolutely imperative that we maintain the beauty of Mandarin while also ensuring that they do not present a danger to our residents. Another matter recently brought to my attention is the addition of the newly painted bike stencils on Mandarin, Beauclerc and Scott Mill Roads. While unbeknownst to me as to why these stencils were appearing, I contacted the Public Works Department and was told that according to state law, a road 14 feet or less in width allows bicyclists to use the road and control the lane. While this is a concern to many of us, it is imperative that drivers and bicyclists use extreme caution while on these roads and strive to be courteous to each other. City Hall news: Yes, I voted against the mayors pension proposal. Why? € A vote for the plan would have a rmed the current plan that still has a life of 17 years left, generous bene“ ts and several unfunded liabilities; € The current plan is undergoing legal challenges in the courts; anything we do now could be null and void. € The mayors plan did nothing to address the unfunded liabilities; € The mayors plan only puts a band aid on a serious problem. This is the same behavior by previous mayors that brought us where we are today. Also, I did not vote for an increase in the millage rate to fund the pension issue. I strongly believe raising taxes is not the answer. The mayor made a very poor attempt to solve the pension problem and tried to use scare tactics of severe budgets cuts to manipulate the council into agreeing with his plan. Needless to say, it did not work. The city does not have a revenue problem; it has a pension agreement problem! In just the last 12 years, our pension obligation has increased from $10 million to $160 million due this year; in 10 years, the citys Whats New cont. from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 6obligation will be $200 million; and in “ fteen years, $250 million. How much more can we take? The mayors proposal did little, if anything, to stop this steep climb. Why am I not surprised? Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com


www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Brian E. Floro DMD, PAGeneral and Family DentistryExams and Cleanings Placing and Restoring Dental Implants Crowns and BridgesVeneers and Teeth Whitening Clear Braces with ClearCorrectLocated in the Memorial Imaging Center Corner of Loretto Road and San Jose Blvd. www.florodental.comPreferred Provider of Most Major Dental Insurance New Patient Special$99Exam, Digital X-RaysThis oer is exclusive to self-pay patients and may not be used with any insurance program. Must present coupon. Expires 9-30-13.Whitening for Life!Reg. $180$99 Contact the oce for details.Must present coupon. Expires 9-30-13. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 yo u C all th e W ate r T reatmen t Compan y J acksonville h as trusted f or ove r 2 0 Years S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 9/30/13. ANT N N N N N N Authentic Mexican Cuisine MEXICAN RESTAURANT $ $ $ $ $ $ $ D i n Happy Labor Day from September greetings! As the slower pace of summer quickly fades and the back to school schedules begin full of excitement that same emotion is felt in your election o ce. The past several months have been full of excitement, planning and preparation for the Elections O ce. My o ce has enjoyed great experiences through these summer months by our involvement in community outreach events, foreign delegation visits, reviewing and implicating the election reform bill passed in the 2013 legislative session and wrapping up the August 27 Atlantic Beach Primary Election. With so much enthusiasm I am pleased to share some stimulating changes that I feel will provide a positive e ect on Duval County voters in 2014! Our o ce is kick-starting our Connect with Us in 2014Ž campaign„encouraging voters and citizens to not only come out and vote but also becoming involved in the electoral process working with us as a poll worker. Our O ce is hosting educational presentations, voter registration drives and voting machine demonstrations to jump start Connect to UsŽ this fall. In light of our Connect with UsŽ campaign the Outreach Department is focused on voter awareness and education. We are encouraging voters, organizations and service groups to contact us for the following services: € Educations presentations € Voter registration drives € Voting machine demonstrations € Tours of the Elections O ce € Poll worker recruitment and training If you are interested in learning more about our outreach programs, contact Garrett Dennis, director of outreach at 630-8012 or gdennis@coj.net As we move towards the 2014 elections season, I encourage every voter and citizen to review his or her voter information to make certain it is current and up to date. Voter Registration records are very important to maintain accuracy. If your signature or address needs to be updated a quick call or simply completing a voter registration application will ensure your information is up to date. Voters may verify their information by visiting our website at DuvalElections.com and clicking on Voter StatusŽ tab on the title bar or contact the Elections O ce at 630-1414. If you are interested in staying on top with the latest election news let us know by contacting our o ce at mhinson@ coj.net. Once signed up you will receive a quarterly newsletter via email of up to date events and changes with our o ce. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure that this upcoming election season is conducted accurately and accessible for all voters with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. Thank you for granting my o ce another opportunity to commission one of the superior commendations of liberty, the right to vote!Dear Editor: The Jacksonville Public Library was pleased to see two columns in the August edition of Mandarin NewsLine in support of libraries. While we greatly appreciate the intent of Mr. J. Bruce Richardsons column titled, Libraries are essential for having freedom,Ž we take issue with statements about volunteers and our employees. Mr. Richardson is incorrect in saying volunteer programs have never been mentioned in Jacksonville.Ž Last year, more than 200 volunteers contributed nearly 30,000 hours to Jacksonville libraries; 4471 of those hours were spent at Mandarins two libraries. Volunteers not only assist with shelving books; they teach English and computer skills to non-native speakers, help customers navigate websites in search of a job, assist librarians with our programs, and much more. If youd like to help out at your neighborhood library, go to www.jaxpubliclibrary.org and click on Volunteer! We disagree with Mr. Richardsons negative categorization of library employees as dronesŽ with little devotion to customer service.Ž Despite years of budget cuts and the elimination of 71 positions last year, JPL employees remain dedicated to serving our customers in a professional and courteous manner. Libraries are one of the most popular city agencies in Jacksonville, with more than 4.6 million visitors last year. Our sta is working harder than ever to meet the diverse and rapidly changing needs of our customers. We do thank Mr. Richardson for his many supportive comments, including the Jacksonville public library system is a proud gem.Ž We agree. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our Mandarin neighbors. Barbara A. B. Gubbin Director, Jacksonville Public LibraryMandarin Museum and Historical Society is participating in this special 2013 Smithsonian event„a day designed to o er free admission as an incentive for people to discover the wonderful museums, big and small, in their own communities. At Mandarin Museum admission is always free, but on September 28, in honor of this event the historic 1875 Webb farmhouse will be open for tours, as well as the Mandarin Museum which is located at the entrance to Walter Jones Historical Park. The farmhouse, furnished with items from the Walter Jones family and period pieces from the early part of the 20th century, allows visitors to really visualize what life was like in our then sleepy little village called Mandarin. Life before electricity, before automobiles and good roads, and before indoor plumbing! Life when it was peaceful and quiet and you knew all of your neighbors. Let your imagination take you on a journey back in time as you stroll through the beautiful Walter Jones Park. Visualize the steamboats coming up the St. Johns and arriving at the wharf with your mail and dry goods. Then walk on out to County Dock and look for manatees around the pilings or “ sh jumping in the waters. Be sure to stop in also at the museum to relax in the front porch rockers, have a cup of lemonade and see all the wonderful history exhibits and works of Mandarin artists. Please obtain your ticket at this website: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/Mandarin_Museum_Historical_Society.html and bring it with you. This will help us and the Smithsonian Magazine track how many people took advantage of this special day. The ticket indicates a two person limit, but since this is always a free venue, we invite you to bring as many people as youd like with your ticket. The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is located at 11964 Mandarin Road and it will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for more information about the museum.Letter to the EditorSmithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!Ž celebrated Your Automobile Angel DAuray L. Warden I am a semi-retired, Christian gentleman, a non-smoker with an excellent driving record. I am available as a personal driver and also can relocate cars and RVs.


Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff 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 Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com 50%Off*Sale Ends Sept 30th. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only. Ja c Buy Any One BATH LIGHT At Regular Price And Get The Second *Turn your ordinary bathroom into something extraordinary at Avenues Lighting. 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club, you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org. 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 Northeast Florida Quit Smoking Now (QSN) program is now o ering free tobacco cessation classes at Baptist Medical Center South in the Azalea Conference Room. The classes meet once a week for six consecutive weeks and provide a free workbook, water bottle and stress ball as well as free nicotine replacement therapies (patch, lozenge and gum) to assist tobacco users in their quit attempt. Classes will be held on Thursdays through September 26 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please call 4820189 to register or visit our website at www.north” oridaahec.org.School is back in session and parents need to spend some time thinking about back-toschool safety issues. € Traveling to and from school. There is no rightŽ age for kids to start walking or biking to school alone or with a friend. Each family needs to consider the maturity of their child, how many busy streets have to be crossed and if these streets have lights or crossing guards. Please visit http:// tinyurl.com/9e3s2vz for bicycle safety materials including, Ten Smart Routes to Bicycle SafetyŽ and McGru says Be Bicycle Safe!Ž € Being home alone. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone after school. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house.Ž Its a good rule, but should be reworded. StrangerŽ is not a good word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scaryŽ when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. Some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the internet and not at the front door. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is left home alone: € Keep all doors closed and locked: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the real rule needs to be: Keep the doors closed and locked at all times.Ž Instead of “ lling your childs head with dontsŽ; simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door. € Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call and let a parent or guardian know that he/she has arrived home safely. Set a consistent time for the child to call you (or email/text, if allowed) each day. Give him/her 10 minutes (plus or minus to allow for a slow bus) or any other event that might occur and disrupt the schedule. You can start to worry if he/she doesnt meet this deadline. Find a trusted neighbor who is usually home around this time. If the parent cant be reached, make sure the child knows to call this person to check in. Grandparents can provide an excellent assistŽ to parents and might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home from school. € Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as “ re from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur, including household emergencies. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. € Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on homework, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before school begins. There can be structure to a childs afternoon, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes! And it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child, 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function, 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m. 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence 5. Running an emergency errand. For more information about the curfew law please visit http://tinyurl.com/9gplljq. Truancy: In addition to the curfew law, the city of Jacksonville abides by Florida State Statute 232.19 regarding truancy and the penalties regarding the mandate for school attendance by children, ages six to 16 years of age. Parents and children are subject to penalties for truancy under this law. For more information about truancy please visit http://tinyurl. com/9gplljq. More safety tips can be found under the Community Education Brochures and VideosŽ section on www.jaxsheri .org. Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in Jacksonville, and one of fewer than 200 hospitals nationwide, to be named a Blue Distinction Center+ for Cardiac Care. The Blue Distinction Center recognition program was established by The Blue Cross and Blue Shield System (BCBS) to identify hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. According to BCBS, Blue Distinction Centers+ demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients, with lower rates of complications following certain cardiac procedures and lower rates of healthcare associated infections. BCBS says Blue Distinction Centers+ are also 20 percent more cost-e cient than non-designated hospitals. For more information, please visit www.bcbs.com/ why-bcbs/blue-distinction/Back-to-School safety tipsHeart center recognized for delivering quality careWhats New cont. from pg. 4 Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com


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January: Beginning of a 6 month program that meets 3 days per month Make an appointment today and Save 20% OFF Facial! ~ or ~ Free Blowdry with Facial New Clients OnlyExpires 9/30/13 Calypsosalonand spa Lets talk about taxes. Some of you, having read those four words, may skip to the next article. Others could experience a knee-jerk response: you might assume Im a big government, tax-and-spend liberal who “ ghts any spending cuts, even for programs or policies that arent working. Or you might assume Im a governmenthating, tax-cutting conservative who opposes any proposal that raises taxes, even if necessary and by just a few dollars per person. But those stereotypes dont “ t me or most people, despite the media and some self-serving politicians telling us otherwise. To move past those stereotypes and on to more productive discussions, we … including our elected o cials … have to listen to each other. For example, if well listen, we might be reminded that services that make our city livable … services like roads and other infrastructure, schools, libraries and summer programs, police o cers and “ re “ ghters, parks and recreation, public health and public works … come with a price tag. We might be reminded that taxes and budgets re” ect our values and priorities and have a real and immediate impact on individual people and on our entire city. Similarly, if well listen, we might be reminded that most taxpayers arent hedge fund managers sitting around counting piles of money and that those tax dollars arent just numbers on a piece of paper. Those tax dollars represent our hard work and sacri“ ce. We might be reminded that if were irresponsible with taxes or budgets, we are disrespecting the hard work and sacri“ ce of the taxpayers who fund the budgets. So heres the basic question for September: in light of Jacksonvilles anticipated budget shortfall, does our city need to raise more revenue via taxes? Heres the short (and perhaps unpopular) answer: probably. If weve tapped all other potential revenue sources and trimmed the budget where possible and if the services or programs were funding with the increased revenue are truly necessary, we should consider seriously a proposal to raise taxes. If were talking about properly “ nancing the services and programs that make Jacksonville a pleasant place to live, the city might need to increase revenue. Raising taxes is usually politically taboo. Thus, we need the Mayor and the City Council … our elected o cials with a solemn responsibility to tax and budget honestly and openly … to work together, to ask hard questions and to give honest answers. We also need our elected o cials to make di cult decisions that promote best interests of our city and its people, even if those decisions might dampen a political future or o end an interest group. Most people I know are willing to pay taxes because most people agree with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmess observation: Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.Ž We just dont like irresponsible taxing or spending. So, Mayor Brown and City Council members, were counting on each of you to listen when its time to talk taxes. 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. If you have any thoughts or other comments to share, please email Dave at davidm.milton@gmail. com. In a recent Sunday column, the editor of Mandarins other newspaper laid out a case for higher local taxes. His argument was Jacksonville has lower taxes than other Florida cities of equal size, so we need more taxes to keep upŽ with other cities. A cadre of Jacksonvilles ruling class are also calling for increased local taxes, saying the city cant grow without them. The irony is these people are mostly conservative and Republican. Liberals and their ilk always seem to be in favor of more taxes because it gives them more of someone elses money to bring social justiceŽ to those they feel are deserving recipients of others accumulated wealth. Mayor Alvin Brown … a Democrat … wants no new taxes. He is a good man. In the spirit of full disclosure, in 1990, this writer put together a successful campaign in Clay County to raise the local sales tax. The voting public agreed and the local sales tax helped pay for new roads, much needed infrastructure and other priorities. Clay County was morphing into a busy bedroom community from its traditional role as a mostly rural county. Todays Clay County would not be nearly as dynamic as it is without that local sales tax increase. Jacksonville has been established as a busy metropolitan area for more than a century. During that time, many city government “ efdoms were created and many departmental empires built. While we hear of poor technical capabilities in one part of city government, we hear of excess capabilities in another. And, of course, there is the ongoing need for viable pension reform for public safety employees. Heres the bottom line: Before taxes are raised because our elected leaders arent clever enough to ferret out waste and abuse in all areas of city government, including the slaughter of more than a few sacred cows, somebody, somewhere, needs to take a critical look at everything city government does and “ gure out what is right and what is wrong. We hear constantly about visionary city programs for taking Jacksonville into the future, but we hear very little about cleaning up the messes left from Jacksonvilles past. While it is true long recessionary periods such as were in now are great motivators for reducing city government because of less tax money coming in due to reduced economic activity and the city has tightened its governmental belt by laying o employees or reducing overtime hours, did we go far enough? Talking heads of late have begun the conversation about career government employees and the costs associated with them, including lifetime pensions and healthcare. Does Jacksonville city government need employees who spend a lifetime in public employment, with no employees being added to the system which bring private company experience and entrepreneurial values? Government creaking along because weve always done it that wayŽ is bad government. Government needs to be both dynamic and small, without a pool of lifetime employees. Jacksonville needs smart taxation, not taxation to support an outdated, outmoded governmental structure. 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.Political commentaryTaxes and civilized societyBy David MiltonPolitical commentaryJacksonvilles ruling class wants increased local taxesBy J. Bruce Richardson September 2 isLabor Day Legal public holiday, rst celebrated in 1882 in New York to honor workers everywhere.


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Afterward, my Canadian friends commented that American patriotism and our ” ag-wavingŽ was curious if not a little excessive. Im certain they meant no disrespect, but were merely comparing our two countries. The thought, though, is interesting. Can patriotism be excessive? Over the last months Ive discussed R. Freeman Butts principles of Civism.Ž This month we consider the last two, patriotism and human rights. Patriotism is necessary for the survival of any society. A prosperous, healthy people feel pride and responsibility for their nation and its posterity. Otherwise, they are doomed to a fate of decline and dissolution. But, again, what about excessive patriotism? Butts said patriotism in its corrupted form is chauvinism and xenophobia, that is, excessive devotion to ones own people and hatred of strangers and foreigners. Despicable acts and ideologies such as Nazism, terrorism, human tra cking and radical Islamism are certainly worthy of Americas hatred. Where, though, is the line between healthy patriotism and the corrupt extremes? Current immigration policy debate provides us an interesting perspective on that di cult question. The debate is concerned primarily with how to manage future immigration and what to do about the millions of undocumented immigrants. Being a nation of immigrants, the goal of proudly protecting Americans lives, values and future is delicately balanced with the obligation to allow others the opportunity God has given us. Additionally, when we apply our values to international affairs, other concerns arise. Butts warned that protecting human rights can devolve into cultural imperialism. Consider two historical attempts by the United States to protect human rights abroad. First, during Americas involvement in third-worldŽ countries during the Cold War, were we sincerely attempting containment of communism or were we guilty of cultural imperialism? Second, some critics of the Bush/Cheney administration accused them of nation-building in Iraq by forcing American values where they werent wanted. One could argue that in each instance, the United States was guilty of both good intentions and misguided ambitions. Is the goal of spreading democracy a noble e ort to help others acquire fundamental human rights or is it imperialistic to assume that all other cultures should share our values? America is a strong nation of Terry R. West, president and chief executive o cer of VyStar Credit Union, announced the o cial opening of the credit unions new Riverside Branch location at 760 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville. VyStar O cials cut the ribbon launching the Grand Opening Celebration of the new branch, in a special ceremony on Wednesday, August 7. The new branch is a fullservice VyStar branch with four teller stations, four member service o ces, two internet banking stations, one driveup ATM, four drive-through lanes and safe deposit boxes. This is VyStars 36th branch, which includes 31 full service branches and “ ve high school branches. Gene Moore will serve as branch vice president of the Riverside Branch. He has been with VyStar for eight years and most recently held the position of branch vice-president at VyStars Downtown Jacksonville Branch. We are very enthusiastic about o ering VyStar services to Jacksonvilles Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. A large number of our members have resided in the area for some time, and they have encouraged us to open an o ce here.Ž said West.After examining many boats, a few things stand out. Ill share three issues that most commonly decide whether a boat and operator receive the annual decal signifying a successful safety exam. Clutter and condition are important issues, but the “ rst impression and an indicator of success is the registration number on the bow or documentation lettering on the stern. These designators attest to the legal status of the vessel and, like your road vehicle, you must carry matching registration when in operation. If their placement, spacing, contrast and size are not in accord with standards, your exam wont succeed. And for registered boats, be sure to place a current State registration decal on the port side within six inches of the number. The next most common failure-producer is to not have adequate distress signals. The rules are di erent for coastal and inland use, by vessel size and for night and day. The bottom line is that any boat will pass this requirement that carries both night and day signals. Although not required on inland waters, the easy way to do that is to have three current day-night handheld or pistol ” ares. Flares expire and at most are good for 42 months. An orange ” ag for day and an SOS-” ashing light can also qualify and dont expire. While fewer boaters ply the water at night, all are subject to circumstances or periodic night operation. Nonmotorized boats and those under 16 feet arent required to carry day signals, but it sure is a good idea to do so. Another common issue is not having the correct number of “ re extinguishers. Again, there are conditions and technically most boats (outboards under 26 feet) may not be required to have them. Required or not, I really dont see the point to object to carrying the one B-1 type extinguisher in any motorized boat. All boats carrying ” ammable fuel are subject to “ re. For more details, check our website www.safeboatingjax. com and select Public Information, then Free Vessel Safety Check. The Virtual Safety Check will guide you. The Florida and Federal Boaters Guides, available at marine stores, marinas or from Auxiliary Examiners also provide full information. You can also request a Vessel Safety Exam or check out our safety instruction class featuring live, experienced boat handlers. Reserve your space for the next class on September 21 at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. You can also call Bob at 721-1346.Credit union celebrates the grand opening of 31st full-service branch E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and allBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateThree things By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8diverse compassionate people thriving to live in a world of peaceful free people. Con” icts inevitably arise. We are not called to dictate and to conquer. Rather, we are summoned to work fervently to whatever compromised solution possible or to whatever bitter struggle is necessary to protect and serve the well-being of all. Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.~Brian Tracy


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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 You may have noticed some construction along San Jose Boulevard lately, especially as First Coast Oncology, a radiation oncology practice nestled between Walmart and I-295, is building a Proton Therapy Center. Recently, 74 tons of equipment, including the gantry arms and counterweights (roughly the weight of ten elephants), was delivered and lifted by crane into the Proton Therapy Center. to offer Proton Therapy, one of the most precise and advanced forms of radiation treatment available today. Construction for the new addition began at the end of May 2012 and First Coast Oncology expects to start treating patients in 2014. FirstCoastOncology.com Proton Equipment Arrives at First Coast Oncology Experience Bird watching in your yard. Let us help you set up a Bird feeding habitat today. 450 State Road 13 at Race Track Next to Publix www.wbu.com/jacksonvilleEnjoy Wonderful Birds All Times of the Year The Bartram Park Farmers Market Village Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 3 pm to 7 pm facebook.com/TheBartramParkFarmersMarketFresh local produce, honey, baked goods, delicacies, arts & crafts, ethnic foods, plants & more! Vendor info: nfva.org@gmail.com Villa ge Jack s nearthenorthe d e Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer from area physicians and experts. In order to continue to meet this important need, the sixth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium will be held at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, on Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founded by Drs. Cynthia Anderson and Linda Sylvester, the event is proudly presented by ICON Oncology at Orange Park Cancer Center and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group). Important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, the side e ects of treatment and survivorship will be discussed. Plus, it will o er good health and wellness topics, along with a keynote presentation entitled, Laughter is the Best MedicineŽ and a Meet the ExpertsŽ session, which will allow guests to ask questions of local doctors. More than 500 attend this free symposium annually. This years special guests are two regional female comedians, Gwen Templeton and Roz McCoy, who will headline the event and o er insight into how laughter can ease pain and help the cancer journey in an upclose and personal way. Guests will be treated to a delicious, healthy continental breakfast. Topics include an update on breast cancer research, genetics, caregivers, stress relief, caring for your body, health, nutrition and exercise. Everyone is invited to the Expo, where up to 60 local and national businesses will showcase their services to help cancer patients and their families. Guests will learn how to care for their body, how sleep can a ect cancer treatment and how best to deal with relationships (family, friends). The schedule is as follows: 8:00 a.m. … 9:00 a.m. Exhibits and Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m. … 9:25 a.m. Opening remarks 9:40 a.m. … 10:30 a.m. Session 1 … Meet the Experts (latest updates on radiology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, reconstruction, etc. Session 1 … Caring for Our Bodies (nutrition, exercise, family genetics, coping with emotional stress, sexuality, etc.) 10:30 a.m. … 11:00 a.m. Exhibits/Intermission (Silent auction closes at 11:00 a.m.) 11:00 a.m. … 12:05 p.m. Session 2 … Meet the Experts; Session 2 … Caring for Our Bodies 12:05 p.m. … 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers: Laughter is the Best Medicine 12:30 p.m. … 12:40 p.m. Closing remarks 12:40 p.m. … 1:00 p.m. Silent auction winners claim winnings.Free breast care symposium provides answers Special guests Gwen Templeton and Roz McCoy Shelby loves her library! Shelby Boyter shows off her I Love My LibraryŽ sticker with a friend at the Mandarin Branch Library. Jacqueline Boyter shared this photo of her daughter Shelby while attending the Stories for Young Children Program on Thursday, August 15. Rabies Alert Duval Countys second rabies alert of the year has been issued for the Mandarin area. The alert is in effect through October 25, 2013. The rabies alert area is bordered on the south by Julington Creek at Duval/St. Johns County Line, on the north by Loretto Road at San Jose Boulevard, on the west by Orange Picker Road at Mandarin Road and east by Julington Creek Road at Aladdin Road. The alert follows the discovery of a rabid bat in the Mandarin area. Stray animals should be reported to the City of Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services at 630-2489. For further information or to report animal bites, contact Rabies Control at 253-1280.


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Christine BenhamREALTOR Watson Realty Corp. 12710 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 cbenham@WatsonRealtyCorp.com www.cbenham.WatsonRealtyCorp.com The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and Jacksonville Jaguars are excited to announce a naming contest for the Zoos new baby Jaguar cub who shares his birthday with Jaguars owner Shad Khan. With all of Northeast Florida eagerly awaiting the start of the Jags season and the Zoos 100-Year Anniversary Celebration, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to involve the entire community,Ž said Tony Vecchio, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens executive director. We look at this cub as more than a mascot for the Jags and for the Zoo. Wed like to think of him as the City of Jacksonvilles mascot.Ž Based on the general feedback of name suggestions from Jaguars fans, people will have the option to vote on the following “ ve names: Khan, Shad, Jaxson, Jax and Pounce de Leon. Voting for the contest will run until 11:59 p.m. Monday, Twelve years ago the Chattahoochee River and the city of Columbus were in need of urban renewal, but the private and public sectors worked together to change the tide„ literally. Today, the city boasts the longest urban white water course in the world. I recently investigated some of the 15-mile Columbus RiverWalk in the morning„ a place where folks stroll, exercise, bike and “ sh. When I got down to the area with rock studded big waterŽ I nearly changed my mind. Recent Jacksonville Zoo announces Jaguar cub naming contestSeptember 2. Fans can cast their vote on the Jaguars website at www.jaguars.com/babyjag where voters can also “ nd a complete list of rules and regulations. In response to the cubs popularity with Jacksonville residents, the Zoo has installed a monitor to view live footage of the cub with mother Zassi in their den. This will allow guests the opportunity to get to know the cub and his personality before he is able to be seen on exhibit. This monitor is located in the Temple at Range of the Jaguar. The display screen set up in the Temple will provide our guests the same camera-view our keepers have to monitor the cubs initial development,Ž said Sheryl Staaden, supervisor of mammals at Jacksonville Zoo. This footage is not normally available to the public and is a great behind-the-scenes sneak preview!Ž Saint Philip Neri Ecumenical Church and Saint Francis Animal Hospital will host a Family Pet Fair on Saturday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church, located at 9050 Cypress Green Drive in Jacksonville. Bring your family pet and come out to enjoy food, vendors and festivities. There will be a $5 charity dog wash and a professional dog trainer will be on hand to answer questions about dog training. Saint Francis Animal Hospital will have a technician available for free doggie nail trims. Finally, at noon there will be a blessing of the pets with the Reverend John Oliver. All pets are welcome … please ensure that dogs are on a leash and cats are in carriers. Started in 2008 by St. Philip Pet Fair is coming soonNeri Ecumenical Church members, the St. Philip Neri Animal Ministry raises money to help pay for medical care for pets in need. People and pets of every faith are always welcome at St. Philip Neri. For more information, please visit www.nerichurch.org. St. Francis Animal Hospital is a not-for-pro“ t veterinary hospital conveniently located in San Marco. Founded in 2003 by San Marco resident and veterinarian Dr. Susan Green Shelton, St. Francis Animal Hospitals mission is to provide veterinary care to all owned pets in the Jacksonville area. In support of their mission, St. Francis Animal Hospital treats every patient with compassion, providing quality and comprehensive care that protects the special bond that exists between people and their pets. For so long, it has been the philosophy of some veterinarians„and even some pet owners„that if you cant afford to care for an animal, you shouldnt have a pet. As common as this theory may be, it is ” awed. St. Francis Animal Hospital believes everyone deserves the unconditional love of a happy and healthy pet and all pets deserve to be in a loving home. Furthermore, St. Francis Animal Hospital believes it is not right to let an animal su er with less than ideal treatment because their owner cant a ord to pay. This is why it is a priority for St. Francis Animal Hospital veterinarians to provide the same high level of care to pets of all families over making a pro“ t. Through their dedicated work and support from donors, St. Francis is keeping pets healthy and helping families keep their pets in their homes and out of local animal shelters.Thrills and spills white water rafting in ColumbusBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.com rains have swollen the river and the water truly rushes along. This gnarly section of class 4 rapids looked more powerful than I could handle. However, when 1:30 came and it was time to don on a life jacket and helmet, I wasnt about to let this opportunity slip by. Casey, my raft guide, was con“ dent and couldnt wait to give my foursome an exciting adventure. After a general group brie“ ng, we hopped into the van along with our oars and were driven to the loading zone. No sooner did we enter the Chattahoochee River than we encountered our “ rst series of rapids. Dig,Ž hollered Casey and the four rafters onboard attempted to stroke together. The splash and spray of the river felt exhilarating as the sun was out and temperatures were running in the low nineties. Woo-hoo; bring it on. That was fun! We lazed through the next section, the river doing the work of pushing the raft forward. We enjoyed views of Blue Heron around the Habitat Pool, a man-made zone created by the river project engineers. Shoal Bass, who spawn in rough water, have returned now that the river churns with rushing tides. In all two dams were removed from the river along with any sharp rock formations. Casey mentally prepared us for the challenging lower course and let those of us on the raft decide how we wanted to approach. No wimpy rafters here; we choose the hot and spicy route. Oh my gosh, we had a wild ride as our raft bounced along, waves crashing in and over the sides. I screamed„but with delight, not fright. I momentarily thought we would ” ip, as the raft seemed to fold up in the middle. My friend fell forward while I slipped backward. But, with Casey at the bat, no one fell out and we soon recovered control of the course. Casey called for a high “ ve of our oars and we were all elated. We were o ered the option of running the course again, from a slightly shorter launching location. We all choose to return, so once again our raft bounced by the old brick denim mills at rivers edge and the newer convention center and historic downtown Columbus. How very cool to have what I think of as a rural adventure in the center of town. No need to drive hours to a park and camp out in order to get to a white water course. In Columbus, the adventure waits just outside your hotel or restaurant door. For information: www. visitcolumbusga.com. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.comWhite water rafting urban style


www.MandarinNewsLine.com € September 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 Cryotherapy Dr. Tracy LaDue, DVM (Oncology) (Radiation Oncology) Dr. Jennifer Locke, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Andrew Daters, DVM (Oncology) Dr. Katrina Toshach, DVM (Internal Medicine) SEVOMED.com ASK YOUR VETERINARIAN FOR A REFERRAL TODAY! GET FIT. TOGETHER. FITNESSTOGETHER.COM/MANDARIN 904.268.5355 11362 SAN JOSE BLVD, STE 12, JACKSONVILLE COMPLIMENTARY FITNESS EVALUATION & CONSULTATION SESSION YOUR LAST EXCUSE JUST WENT BACK TO SCHOOL! Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com River Garden is pleased to announce that Arlene Adelson and Diane Rothstein will chair the 21st annual River Garden Gala. Diane and Dr. Mitchell Rothstein moved from New York 25 years ago and have made Jacksonville their home. While raising their three wonderful children, Rothstein has served as a board member for a number of both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations. Rothstein, an RN, has owned and managed businesses over the years and currently is the practice administrator in her husbands medical practice. Known for being organized, Rothsteins enthusiasm is galvanizing. She is having a great time with Adelson planning this years fabulous gala. Adelson and her husband Dr. Tony Adelson moved to Jacksonville four years ago and have made many new friends in a short period of time. After her mom had a stint at River Garden recovering from surgery, Adelson joined the Gala committee so that she could make a di erence. Adelson is mother of three grown children and one grandchild. She is a native of Detroit and is especially excited about this years theme, Anita and her Motown Review.Ž Anita will be entertaining at the Gala Fifteen million Americans have Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), a slow, deterioration and loss of ones central vision. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons have been selected as the only center in Northeast Florida to perform a new surgical procedure to help improve central vision in patients with end-stage ARMD. This procedure involves surgically placing a miniature telescope in one eye that The ladies in the Mandarin Womens Club stay busy, busy, busy with many activities and they even make their planning Mandarin Womens Club Antiques and Collectibles Group holds planning luncheonBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weedsessions fun events! Thirteen ladies gathered for lunch recently to decide where the Antiquing and Collectibles Group would be going shopping each month during the coming year. The season always starts with a Dump Salad lunch with Show and TellŽ at a members home, where some of the treasures the ladies have are shown o It can be a family heirloom or a treasure found on a previous shopping trip and weve seen some wonderful things! Then each month October through May, they travel to places like Micanopy, St. Augustine, Mt. Dora, Daytona or the lovely stores right here in town and sometimes we hit all the thrift stores on Beach Boulevard. Never a dull moment for these enthusiastic shoppers! Gala chairs announcedBy Contributing Writer Sharon Leahywith a group of nine including a horn section and another female vocalist. Anita has recorded and toured with Cameo, as a Supreme, as a featured vocalist with Peabo Bryson and “ nally with Celine Dion. She received a gold album for background vocals on Cameos Alligator Woman Album. Motown was never this hot! The community is invited to attend this fun-“ lled evening of music, dinner and dancing, to be held on November 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Resort in World Golf Village. We are pleased to have SunTrust Bank again as our premier sponsor. For tickets and reservations, please call Michelle Branley at 886-8431 or via email at MBranley@ rivergarden.org. We hope you will be able to attend but if you cant and would still like to donate to River Garden, please call Michelle for information.Miniature telescope implant to restore vision loss performedmagni“ es images, allowing macular degeneration patients to see magni“ ed images in their central vision, while the nontelescope eye would continue to see peripheral images. Russell Pecoraro, M.D., Board Certi“ ed Ophthalmologist and Retina and Macular Degeneration Specialist says, Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in our senior population. The fact that a new FDA approved device allows these patients the opportunity to see more clearly, is very exciting.Ž Donald Downer, M.D, Cornea and Cataract Surgeon, and the lead surgeon for the implant states, A lot of work goes into screening and selecting the appropriate patients for this surgery. Prior to surgery, patients undergo extensive therapy, which trains their eye to use a telescopic magni“ er. They will also work with a low vision specialist to help adapt to their new world.Ž This device is approved by Medicare for implantation. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com need customers?886-4919


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Members from all circles participated in 10 rounds of swapping wonderful plants and miscellaneous garden stu Also invited were the Mandarin Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners and Jacksonville V.I.G.s (very important gardeners). The V.I.G.s were: Linda O. Cunningham, local herb expert featured on Facebook; Linda Jones, local garden blogger http://southernruralroute.wordpress.com; Janese Warner, local expert gardener; and Tatyana Vaynberg, retired from Trads Garden Center. This event was a fantastic way to get new and interesting plants for free. Garden books, magazines, tools, garden art and ceramic pots were also swapped. Attendees enjoyed refreshments made with ingredients from the garden and recipes to take home. Even better than all the new plants and garden stu was the great fun all participants had talking about the plants they brought, sharing gardening knowledge and catching up on the latest in everyones gardens. See more pictures from the event and get recipes that were served at www.mandaringardenclub.org then click Blog and Gallery. A few months ago the Mandarin Garden Club started a Facebook page. The summer months, busy vacation schedules and a lack of routine can often contribute to adding on pounds. Members of the MOMS club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE held its most recent Moms Night OutŽ at the Mandarin location of Fitness Together to see “ rst hand what it takes to get healthy and back in shape. Fitness Together owner, Colin Woodmansee hosted the group, showcasing healthy eating and how MOMS Club member Amanda Stalford lost nearly 70 pounds after her second pregnancy. I look forward to continuing my journey toward better health,Ž said Stalford. I thank everyone at Fitness Together who was a part of my success and Colin for bringing out my inner warrior princess!Ž The other moms in Stalfords group were so impressed with her success, they let her plan the night out event and show them some of the exercises that have gotten her in such great shape. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/ Mandarin-SE is lead by and comprised of approximately Mandarin Garden Club newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden ClubSeptember MeetingsBumblebee Circle (kids ve years and up): September 11 at 4:00 p.m. Topic: Design and plant individual garden in the Bumblebee section on the Mandarin Garden Club grounds. Reservations required for rst-time attendees and a list of planting supplies to bring. Email info@mandaringardenclub. org or call 268-1192. Magnolia Circle: September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Topic: Using Color in Your Garden, Flower Beds and Borders with Master Gardener Becky Bathen. No reservation required. Dogwood Circle: September 17 at 10:00 a.m. Topic: Weve Got Talent Get To Know Each Other. Bring or show off that special thing you do or collect. No reservation required. Cherokee Rose Circle: September 19 at 10:00 a.m. Topic: The Shady Side of Green. Learn about shade gardening with guest speaker Tess Hart-Ross. No reservation required. Live Oak Circle: September 26 at 7:00 p.m., Topic: Identifying Pests/Bene cial Nematodes with Jacksonville Landscape Designer Julia from Julias Digs. No reservation required. Mark your calendar for the Garden Clubs much anticipated Trash to Treasure Sale on October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This has turned into a forum for showing o the best of what is currently blooming in Mandarin gardens and timely gardening helpful hints. Learn about whats going on right now in Mandarin gardens on the Mandarin Garden Clubs Facebook page. September is the perfect time to join the Mandarin Garden Club. This month the “ ve different circles are starting up the new club season at the clubhouse at 2892 Loretto Road. All gardening enthusiasts from beginner to expert are welcome. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings to try the club. Annual membership dues are only $35 individual/$50 couple/$5 per child with paid individual adult membership. For women and men who work during the day the Live Oak Circle has meetings in the evenings. Cherokee Rose, Dogwood and Magnolia Circles meet during the day for adults. Children have their own group, The Bumblebees, which meets at 4:00 p.m. based on the Duval County Schools early release dates. Please email info@mandaringardenclub.org for a membership application. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club see our website, www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. Everyone is welcome at the Mandarin Garden Club. Your future gardening friends are waiting for you to join them at the fun and relaxed Mandarin Garden Club! The MOMS Club gets t!40 stay-at-home moms, workfrom-home moms and part-time working moms. Mandarin Fitness Together owner Woodmansee says he was excited to host the group. The fact that they provide support to each other is exactly what he believes is the recipe for success when it comes to being healthy. The best part of Stalfords success is that she didnt go it alone,Ž said Woodmansee. The group training that we have at Fitness Together is a great way to have support and a plan to achieve whatever challenge, moms or anyone else sets for themselves.Ž Stalford is looking forward to having some moms from her group join her in her workouts. She just recently completed another 5K where she placed “ rst in her age group and 31st overall! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!


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If you enjoy sowing seeds, in September you have plenty to choose from: bush or pole beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauli” ower, collards, cucumbers, endive/ escarole, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions both bulbing and bunching, shallots, radish, summer squash and turnips. The Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide is invaluable: http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/ vh021. For instance, you can plant your crops in succession, following the guide, to extend your harvest through to spring. If you dont have access to the internet, call the Extension Service at 255-7450, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and ask to speak to a Master Gardener. They will be glad to mail you a copy. Check the guide for good varieties for our area (north Florida) and which vegetables are best sown directly where they are to be grown. Not all of them can be transplanted successfully. Others like the brassicas (broccoli, kale, collards, etc.) transplant very easily and can be sown in small pots or seed trays, where it is easier to control watering and exposure to sun while the seedlings are still fragile. Certain herbs do well here in the cooler months, so if you Training camp is over, the preseason is over and now the games count. The Jaguars begin the 2013 regular season with a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, September 8 at 1:00 p.m. This matchup features the two teams with the worst records from a year ago. Both the Football aplenty in SeptemberBy Chad CushnirJaguars and Chiefs had a 2-14 record in 2012 and now both teams have new head coaches and new general managers. After the game against Kansas City, the Jaguars will be spending a couple weeks on the west coast. First up is a visit to Oakland on September 15, then instead of ” ying home to Jacksonville after the game, the Jaguars will stay on the west coast for the following week until their game at Seattle on September 22. The Jaguars will conclude the month of September with a home game against the Colts on September 29. In college football, after the University of Floridas season opener vs. Toledo on August 31, the Gators travel to the University of Miami for a noon kicko on Saturday, September 7. Theyll get a week o after that game and will conclude the month with a home game against Tennessee on September 21 and a trip to Kentucky on September 28. Florida State begins its season on Labor Day with a prime time matchup against ACC newcomer Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. The Seminoles next two games will be at home against Nevada (September 14) and Bethune-Cookman (September 21). Theyll wrap up the month with a visit to Boston College on September 28. Finally, the JU Dolphins begin their season with a pair of games on the road. They visit the University of Delaware on August 29 and Jacksonville State on September 7. They will then have three consecutive home games to “ nish out the month. JU hosts Morehead State on September 14, Warner University on September 21 and Butler on September 28.Veggie thymeŽBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAShave a culinary bent check out Herbs in the Florida GardenŽ (http://edis.ifas.u” .edu/VH020). It covers most of the more common herbs as well as more unusual ones like anise and lovage. A printed version is also available from the Extension Service. For a successful vegetable garden, choose an area with at least six hours of sunshine a day. Sandy soils particularly bene“ t from the addition of home-made or purchased compost and well-rotted manure. If your garden doesnt drain quickly after heavy rains, build raised beds, either contained in a frame or simply heaped up. If possible choose a di erent site. Whatever the length of your bed, it should be no more than four feet wide to allow you to work from either side without stepping into it. For larger gardens a hill and furrow system would work well. To encourage bees to pollinate your crops, there are fall” owering perennials which will attract them. Disk or daisy-like ” owers are ideal, as are trumpet shaped ” owers like salvias. Avoid fancy double blooms as they dont contain much nectar and the bees wont be interested. If your garden is near your home, why not border it with some ” owers and mixed herbs to add color and interest to the view? Vegetable gardening can be very satisfying, but dont despair if you dont get bumper crops. Having worked a garden for several years I “ nd some crops more successful than others and its not always the same from year to year. Build up your soil to discourage soil pests, hand-pick caterpillars and other leaf-eating insects and keep those weeds at bay. Mulch around plants to keep soil temperatures more even and to minimize soil splashing onto leaves. Have fun and eat those vegetables young, tender and fresh! LifeFlight visited Memorial Julington Creek in July. The helicopter is here in Mandarin, off Old St. Augustine Road. Be sure to follow LifeFlight on Facebook. W W W WWWVisit our website: Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com


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The ”u shot is a Medicare Part B bene“t covered with no co-pay for Medicare bene“ciaries over 65 years or older. Bring your Medicare ID card or insurance card. VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com We help manage human error and natural disaster . On April 2, 2013, the daily newspaper reported that poverty in Duval County is 14.9 percent, the highest it has been in years. It also reported that more than $4 billion in cuts is proposed in the House for food stamps. What does that mean for those living in Jacksonville? It means that the local food banks are in dire straits and that in order to prevent these statistics from getting drastically worse, everyone must take that extra step to do what we can to help those in need. Over the past several years, the Jacksonville Jewish Center has been in the forefront with its year-round support of Operation Isaiah, a program sponsored by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. During the High Holiday Service, we read from the book of Isaiah: It is to share your bread with the hungry and to take the poor into your homeƒŽ This years High Holiday appeal will kick o on September 4 when congregants will receive a shopping bag to take home and “ ll with non-perishable food items. The drive will continue for the entire month of September. All foods will be donated to the Jewish Family and Community Services food pantry and Second Harvest of Northeast Florida. Martin and Mimi Kaufman, chairpersons for Operation Isaiah, would like to see us pass last years goal of 3,500 pounds and are urging everyone in our community to please participate in this drive and to continue The Vandro Art Gallery will exhibit the work of Lloyd Roberts from Sunday, September 1 to October 2. Roberts, a Ponte Vedra-based photographer, is known for his photographs of exotic animals in the wild. The community is invited to meet the artist and view his work September 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. After retiring from a career involving international travel, Lloyd decided to take his travels to a new level. He began planning trips to some of the most remote places on Earth where he could photograph creatures that most people only dream about seeing up close. Lloyds talent is not limited to photography. He is an acTrivia is back and this time we will test your knowledge of the Jewish High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret and weave some pop culture questions into the mix. Join newcomers and friends for Jewish Java on Wednesday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Village Bread Caf on San Jose Boulevard. This co ee and schmoozing program is the perfect place to meet new friends, a neighbor and at the same time “ nd out the latest happenings in the community. Enjoy a dutch-treat breakfast and free co ee and tea. For more information, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville.org. Dr. Robert Delcamp, Professor of Music and University Organist at the University of the South (Sewanee) will present a free organ recital at St. Johns Cathedral, located at 256 East Church Street in downtown Jacksonville, on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. Music includes selections by Gigout, Franck and Guilmant. Everyone is invited. For further information, please call 356-5547. Congregation Ahavath Chesed, the Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard, held a back-to-school drive in August. The drive resulted in donating much needed school supplies to children in the Child Welfare, Prevention, Foster Care and Achievers for Life programs at Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). The drive was coordinated by Cara Jackson and Hallie Wright, both 13-year-old students wanting to get involved with a community project. The Temple will also be holding a food drive to bene“ t the Winn-Dixie Emergency Food Pantry at JFCS. Nonperishable food items can be brought to that location as well during the “ rst two weeks of September. For more information, please call JFCS at 4481933 or the Temple at 733-7078. Lifetree Caf is like a book club without the need to read a book. Everything you needed for an hour of interesting, lively, stimulating conversation is here, except for you. We meet for weekly for conversations about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. The discussion topics in September are: September 3 and 4, Children With No Place To Call HomeŽ … Exploring children in crisis; September 10 and 11, The Art Of LossŽ … A Lifetree Classic discusses the loss of a loved one; September 17 and 18, Religious FreedomŽ Standing Up For What You Believe.; and September 24 and 25: Secrets of Finding ContentmentŽ … Live a Satisfying Life. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone), located at 9000 Cypress Green Drive. Admission is free. Find out more about topics and location from the www. MandarinNewsLine.com calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. San Juan del Rio Catholic Church will be hosting the nine-week Financial Peace University class starting Monday, September 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ever wish you could pay down debt? Or save for your kids education? Or afford the vacation youve always wanted? Learn how you can meet your “ nancial goals using Christian principles for handling money. More than one million families have graduated from this life-changing program, where the average turnaround is $8,000 in just three months. The class will meet weekly and all are welcome. Learn more and register for the class at http:// bit.ly/19owV8Z or email fpu. sjdrparish@gmail.com. Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard, will have the following orientations on Wednesday, August 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center: Orientation for Dave Ramseys nine-week Financial Peace University. This class provides hope, empowerment and brings families closer together. The average couple who takes FPU pays o $5300 of debt and saves $2700; Orientation for Dave Ramseys seven-week The Legacy Journey (Financial Peace University II.) Have you taken FPU and wondered whats next or are you already debt free and building wealth? Then this is the course for you; Orientation for Disciple I: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study, a 34-week study of the Bible equally divided between the Old and New Testaments, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible.Gallery to show photographic works of Lloyd Robertscomplished watercolor artist and sculpts in bronze. Its primarily photography that has allowed him to realize his passion. The Vandro Art Gallery is located at the Jewish Community Alliance, located at 8505 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call 730-2100 or email Thelma Nied at thelma.nied@ jcajax.org. Operation Isaiah in forefrontdonating foods and toiletries all year. Food donations can be dropped o at the Jacksonville Jewish Center, located at 3662 Crown Point Drive in Mandarin Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday morning. There are carts in the front lobby and in the school lobby. For further information, please call the center at 2921000. 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Bennett Post 1689 announced the kick-o of this years Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship Competition.Ž The VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship CompetitionŽ provides a $5,000 award to an outstanding scout who is the recipient of a Boy Scout Eagle Award, a Venture Scouting Silver Award, a Sea Scout Quartermaster Award or a Girl Scout who has received her Gold Award. The deadline to submit entry to Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 is March 1, 2014. VFW Post winners advance to Department of Florida Veterans of Foreign School is in session for the students at Mandarin High School and with a new school year comes new changes. The 2013-2014 school year, which started on Monday, August 19, has a lot of new “ rsts. The students at the high school will start classes at 7:15 in the morning and end their days at 2:00 in the afternoon, unlike the previous years when the days ran from 7:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Some other changes are that the school has brought in four new administrators, including a Dean of Students, Back to School for Mandarin High Mustangs!By Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentJoyce Jones, who will deal with student discipline. Also, instead of naming their “ ve houses after street names, such as Greenland, San Jose, St. Johns, St. Augustine and Julington, they will be named after colleges: Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, etc. All these changes can be somewhat confusing, but Dr. Donna Richardson, the principal of Mandarin High, believes that they will have a positive e ect on this school year. Our slogan for this year is Inspiring Excellence so were really pushing on improving our reading and math scores,Ž said Richardson. To achieve this goal the school has brought in a tutor to help improve the scores, even though they did improve a lot from previous school years. MHS will now be o ering an SAT and ACT prep class for juniors to prepare them and there will be about four or “ ve new dual enrollment classes at Florida State College at Jacksonville for college credit. Richardson said, I believe we will be an A school this year.Ž Local scout could win $5,000Wars. Department of Florida winners are submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars National. Interested scouts may visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars website, www.vfw.org, and download the VFW Scouting Scholarship form. Questions regarding the program my be directed to Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767. For more information, please contact www.vfw.org.Patriots Pen essay competition announcedis currently a $10,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D. C. for the winner and a parent or guardian. Students begin by competing at the local Post level. Deadline for entries at the Post is November 1, 2013. Post winners advance to District. District winners compete in the state competition. Each year, more than 130,000 students participate in the Patriots Pen Essay Competition. Students are invited to write a 300 … 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. This years theme is What Patriotism Means to Me.Ž Interested students and teachers should contact the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Patricia McQuaig, Charles E. Bennett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1689 Jacksonville by phone at 743-6767 or for more information, please visit www.vfw.org. Dr. Donna RichardsonThe past two years Mandarin High has been a B school, but the advanced placement has improved by 4 percent, so it will most likely be made an A school this year. Be sure to tell our fine advertisers you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLine’s Back to School Guide


Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € September 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Back to School Guide Register Today!Classes Now in Session12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.com Ages 2 … Adult Spend the day at Bolles, and discover a wonderful place for your child. Bolles provides the education, experiences and connections for your child to achieve amazing accomplishments in life. Join us for an Open House and see for yourself the smaller class sizes with exceptional teachers, the state of the art classrooms and advanced curriculum, and the positive learning environment with grade-specic campuses. Bolles is a world leading to great opportunities. Join us for an Open House and start something wonderful for your childƒ only at Bolles. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 Whitehurst Campus San Jose Pre-K „Grade 5 Come experience the startFor more information on a Bolles education and to reserve your space at our Open House, please visit www.BollesSuccessKit.org or call (904) 256-5030 .Day and Boarding School from Pre-K through Grade 12.wonderful. of something The Mandarin High School boys and girls cross country athletes have been training hard all summer and have high expectations for the fall season. Beginning in May, the cross country girls have been following a rigorous training schedule, meeting up to six days per week and often running up to eight miles during a workout. The practices were something very very important to be at,Ž said sophomore Ania Grzeszczak. Once school starts, they will be meeting daily after school and Saturdays. In July, the girls attended a week-long training camp in Georgia, where they increased endurance and strengthened team bonds. With the new school year comes a new coach for the girls cross country team. Their previous coach, Hope Treece, is moving due to her husbands job. Replacing her will be Sidney Forrest, a Spanish teacher at MHS. Forrest was the junior varsity cheerleading coach at MHS last year. Despite this change, the girls are still con“ dent in their team. This season, our Lady Mustangs XC team will be the strongest and most powerful it has ever been,Ž said Grzeszczak. She goes on to add that they run with no regrets. Junior Julianna Favale said, I think we are going to do really well this year! We have a lot of returning talent coming back and a lot of new runners that have shown a lot of talent.Ž This year weve been ranked “ rst in the region of death, third for the 4A division at states and 18th in all of Florida,Ž said Grzeszczak. These rankings are such an honor and bring so much joy to us, for we MHS Sports RoundupMHS cross country teams prepare for the fall seasonBy Hazel Odell, MHS Studentknow that all our hard work is paying o .Ž Also beginning in May, the cross country boys have been meeting every day of the week except for Sunday, when they run on their own. They run nine to 10 miles each day, depending on the workout. Sophomore Michael Cassette hopes that they will make it to the state level as a team this year, just like they did last year. To prepare weve been training all summer, with our full dedication,Ž said Cassette. The boys were ranked ninth in the state last year, according to ” milesplit.com. They were conference champions, district champions, regional runners-up and state runners-up last cross country season. Cross country is a fall sport consisting of 5,000 meter or 3.1-mile races. Unlike track, which is run around a track, athletes run over grass, mud, wood and more in cross country races. Seven athletes from each team compete in a varsity race and the placing of the top “ ve team-members are added together to make the teams overall score. The team with the lowest score wins. The teams will attend their “ rst meet of the school year, the Spikes and Spurs Classic, on August 31. It will be held at the Flagler County Fairgrounds in Bunnell, Florida. Eight other high schools will also be competing. More information about upcoming meets can be found at ” .milesplit.com/teams/MAND/ schedule.Go Back to School with Mandarin NewsLine!Be sure to patronize our advertisers!


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