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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 8, Issue 1 October 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the CouncilmemberPage 7 From the Florida House Page 8 Tax Collector relocates Page 9 Political Commentary Page 10 JEA ef ciency tips Page 12 American Heritage GirlsPage 14 MHS Happenings Page 16 Senior NewsLine Mandarin AARP ClubPage 19 Faith News Page 20 Cold & u season Page 21 Mandarin Libraries Page 23 Community Marketplace Job FinderPage 24 Gardening Page 25 Sports Page 27 MHS Band Cher Chez A Family Salon www.SalonCherchez.com Celebrating 8 years! Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919 Mandarin High School will be hosting its second annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. until completion at approximately 1:00 p.m. The parade will start at the Palmetto Leaves Regional Park and travel west on Greenland Road to Mandarin High School. To accommodate the parade, the City of Jackson-On Friday, September 6, the Travel Group of the Mandarin Womens Club drove downtown for a day of enlightenment and enjoyment. First stop was the Clara White Mission at 613 West Ashley Street where we were de“ nitely enlightened. We learned it was founded in 1904 as a soup kitchen by Dr. Eartha White and named in memory of her mother. Dr. White was a nationally known humanitarian responsible for the development of myriad social programs serving the dis-Are you looking for inexpensive entertainment but are apprehensive about square dancings, ahem, square image? Dont like hanging out in bars to meet new people? Do you crave a mental challenge? Well, square dancing with the Mandarin Marauders just might be for you! Square dancers come from all walks of life and all ages. There is no alcohol served at the dances and square dancing burns about 300 calories per hour„just enough to warrant a piece of pie or cake between sets of dances called tips. Back around the turn of the century, square dancing almost died out completely. It was revived largely due to the e orts of Henry Ford, who staged weekly dances at Green“ eld Village, his sprawling outdoor museum of Americana. World War II Meet the Mandarin MauradersSquare dancing is all about fun!By Contributing Writer Mary Lewis, Mandarin MaraudersRoad closure to accommodate eventHomecoming parade a new tradition in second year at MHSBy Karl Kennell ville will be closing Greenland Road westbound from Palmetto Leaves Park to Mandarin High School from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mandarin High School PTSA member Doug Stovall states that the school is aware that this years parade may cause some inconvenience to those using Greenland Road on the day of the parade; however, they want to make everyone aware of this years parade schedule early enough so accommodations may be made. And of course everyone at the high school would be delighted to have a large showing of parents and neighbors along the parade route to show their support. Last years parade was such a great success and great fun for all the students that the Mandarin High School PTSA decided to sponsor another parade this year in hopes of turning this well-received event into an annual tradition for the Mighty Mustangs of Mandarin High School. Once again this year the community of Mandarin will have the opportunity to watch some of the over 2,800 students of Mandarin High School show their school spirit and demonstrate how they are involved as citizens of the community. Most likely this year the parade will feature many of last years participants. Last year the Our newest dancers, Mark and Jeanne.made for more lean times, but square dancing boomed again in the post-war years. The eventual development of the portable public address system and phonograph records (and now laptop computers) made square dancing even more attractive and accessible. The short, petticoat-laden dance out“ t is no longer required. Some continue to wear it, but most now wear prairie skirts or casual attire. Comfy shoes are Travel group visits downtownBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed Lunch at Claras at the Cathedraladvantaged of Northeast Florida. Her mission quickly expanded to include a senior citizen center, a tubercular hospital, an orphanage, programs for delinquent youth, employment training, a recreational park for the underprivileged, an alcohol recovery program and housing for veterans and the homeless. Most of us had heard of the Mission but had no idea just how many di erent programs they still have going. We knew of their culinary arts program as we were having lunch at Claras at the Cathedral and have a contract for them to cater our Christmas party in December. But according to CEO/President JuCoby Pittman, they also have a janitorial training program, a veterans center, a daily feeding program for the homeless and now have White Harvest Farms at 4580 Moncrief Road, an 11.5 acre tract being developed as a farm, farmers market and vocational training Mandarin Womens Club cont. on pg. 15Homecoming Parade cont. on pg. 14 Mandarin Marauders cont. on pg. 9Cheerleaders assemble before the 2012 Homecoming Parade.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 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 Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ mandarinnewsline Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! As an introduction to square dancing for those interested in learning, the Mandarin Marauders will host a Nifty Fifties Open House, featuring ice cream sundaes, on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a second Open House on Thursday, October 10. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips, led by Bev and George Treiber. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388. The Fresh Market Fall Wine Gala to bene“ t the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Enjoy wine, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and other hors doeuvres as well as distinctive cheeses and up to a 15 percent discount on wine purchases at this wine tasting event. For tickets and more information, please visit www.mandarinmuseum.net. The October general meeting of The All Star Quilters Guil d will be held on Monday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be a trunk show of quilts by Lori Etzler. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will hold the October 16 meeting at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. Julie Terrazzano, who worked in the medical community in Northeast Florida area for 20 years, will present the program following the luncheon. Terrazzano is presently the executive director of the Donna Foundation. She and Donna Deegan have been friends since grade school. She is very devoted to the mission, being close to Donna and having had family with cancer. The ladies are looking forward to an informative program. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 For reservation, please call 262-8719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. T he 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 Italian American Club will once again celebrate our annual Festa Italiana on Friday evening, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. We will have our delicious homemade food, desserts and souvenirs, music, ra es and more. On Saturday, October 19 we will also have a petting zoo and pony rides for the children from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We welcome all our friends and neighbors in Jacksonville to come and enjoy our Italian hospitality! Be sure to mark your calendars. We will also feature take-outsŽ on Sunday for all the football fans. Join noted author Artie Lynnworth for Tips for Resumes and InterviewsŽ on Saturday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Mandarin Branch Library. The author will o er expert advice on the interview process, creating a winning resume or college application. For more information about this program, Whats New cont. on pg. 5Copies of this online coupon are not accepted

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Northbrook, Illi nois 2009 Allstate Insurance Company. Most thefts of objects inside motor vehicles are preventable. There are just a few things you need to do to prevent them. Once you realize the steps you need to take, we need you to do them all the time: Take out valuables: If you can leave your valuables at The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriffhome, do so. Otherwise, when you get to your destination, take valuables with you. If you have to leave them in your vehicle, place them in your trunk prior to reaching your destination. When you stop, get out of the car with a purse and then walk to the trunk and put it in there and go into a building, anyone watching you knows there is a purse in your trunk. The same with a wallet, piece of luggage, toaster oven or anything else. Stow it away “ rstƒ.then travel to your destination. Lock your vehicle: Verify that your vehicle is securely locked before leaving the area. Keyless or remote locking systems can malfunction from a low battery, leaving your vehicle unlocked. If your glove box locks independently of the door, lock it too. When using valet parking services, give the valet an ignition/door key only, not an entire key ring with other keys on it. Close windows and sun/ moon roof: Windows and sun/ moon roof (if equipped) allows a thief a quick and quiet way to enter your vehicle. Even a crack in the window makes the thiefs job so much easier. Your car is vulnerable to opportunistic thieves anywhereƒso close up and lock up, even in your own driveway. An important note: Northern Florida has very few days in the year where the temperature is mild enough during the day to leave an animal or human in the car, even with the windows down. It should go without saying: never leave an unattended child in a car and never leave any human or animal in an unventilated vehicle. You might be surprised just what thieves are looking for or what victims make easily available to them: “ rearms, portable personal entertainment systems, prescription drugs, Global Positioning Satellite Systems, credit cards, keys and remotes, checkbooks, electronic notebooks … anything electronic, cameras, laptop computers, cell phones, compact discs/DVDs, aftermarket music systems, address books, receipts, purses, jewelry, money … even loose change, jackets, gym bags and sports equipment, luggage, garage door openers, briefcases and anything with your personal information or ID. It is important to take care when you park your vehicle. Thieves are looking for vehicles they can enter with the least possibility of someone witnessing the crime or alerting authorities. You may think your garage or the driveway at your home is the safest place to park your car, but if you keep valuables in it and your car is unlocked or the garage door is left open, you are just as vulnerable as anywhere else. Here are other important factors to consider: Dont: € Dont leave a “ rearm in your car overnight. € Dont park where others cannot see your vehicle, such as behind buildings, shrubbery, landscaping berms or larger vehicles/trucks. € Dont park in all-day unattended parking areas. Do: € Do park in welllit areas. € Do park where your vehicle is visible to others. € Do verify that your vehicles windows are up all the way and the doors are locked before leaving the vehicle. € Do join a Neighborhood and/ or Business Watch group(s) € Mark valuables with your drivers license number € Record your VIN number € Use anti-theft devices … anything that slow the thief down or makes noise is good. € If you have to give your car key out, give the ignition and door key only. Do not have a key ring with your name on it. € Have your license tag number handy … the glove box is not the safest place to store important information about your car such as insurance, title and tag. A secure “ le (in the home or on a computer) is best. Auto burglary is a Crime of Opportunity.Ž Thieves can easily enter a vehicle, often sight unseen. Increasingly, thieves are using personal and “ nancial information stolen from vehicles to commit identity theft. An average of 5,300 auto burglaries occur each year. The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is dedicated to providing crime prevention strategies for all of our citizens. Recently, in one rash of auto break-ins in one police patrol zone, reports showed that of the 27 cars burglarized, 24 of them were unlocked! The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce has many informational brochures on our website at www.jaxsheri .org under Community Education Brochures.Ž They are free and can all be downloaded and printed out for friends and family members, church or civic groups, scouts or anyone. Thank you and stay safe!Practice some T-L-CŽ and prevent automobile burglaries Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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We are the second largest employer in Duval County with over 14,000 employees and we are the 20th largest school district in the nation with over 125,000 children. If we calculated our tuition cost like a private school would, our tuition cost would roughly average $13,500 per child per year. Thats a lot School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 of money and to me it is very important how we spend it. Why am I so focused on how we spend your tax dollars? Well “ rst o because the money belongs to you, the public. More speci“ cally with education, the evidence is overwhelming: its not that the bureaucracy doesnt have enough overall resources, its that it hasnt been spending them according to whats in the best interest of children. Unfortunately, in education, the desire of adults has been getting in the way of the needs of our children. I am committed to doing everything within my power to make sure our children get a higher quality education and that means spending every penny in a child-centric way. We utilized a zero-based budgeting method. We required each department and o ce to justify their budget line by line, dollar by dollar. What did the zero-based budgeting allow us to do? We cut about 10 percent please call the Mandarin Branch Library at 262-5201. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association will once again be among those who observe and participate in the National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, October 1. Sponsored locally by the JSO, this national event is planned activities designed to strengthen each neighborout of our district overhead budget and we realigned our general fund expenditures so that about 85 percent of those resources went directly to our schools. What does that enable us to do for our schools? € Every child in elementary and middle school will have art, music and P.E. this year. That was not the case last year. € We increased the number reading and math coaches to improve subject pro“ ciency. € We expanded career and technical training, giving kids more options for industry certi“ cations. € We expanded foreign language exposure in elementary and middle schools. In fact this year, Mandarin Oaks Elementary will o er Mandarin Chinese. € We increased support for ESE and special needs instruction. € We extended learning opportunities for students through Saturday school and weekday evening classes. € We put a security guard at each school this year to address safety concerns. € We created a school-based Dean of Discipline position to help address discipline issues. At the district level: € We increased school choice options by opening new magnet programs and aggressively approving new charter schools applications. € We are restored magnet school transportation. € We ended the budget practice of spending one-time money on recurring annual expenditures. € We restored after school transportation to promote participation in athletics and clubs. € We reduced bus pickup distance from 2.0 to 1.5 miles to improve child safety € We created a deeper partnership with Teach For America and Big Brothers Big Sisters. € We created a segmented reserve fund that sets aside 3 percent, which is unusable as required by the state and then sets aside an additional 4 percent, which we are able to use for emergencies or economic shortfalls. Finally, if you would like to hear more about the School Board budget, please join me at Mandarin High School on October 3 at 6:00 p.m. or at Atlantic Coast High School on October 24 at 6:00 p.m. where I will be hosting a town hall to discuss the budget. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. hood, increase crime prevention awareness, police/neighborhood relationships and increase support and participation in neighborhood watch programs run by local law enforcement. The RHA will be holding an ice cream social that evening with JSO o cers invited to attend and speak informally with neighbors. Previously held in August, the JSO shifted this event to October starting in 2012 in hopes of milder weather for participants. For further information on National Night Out, please contact the JSO Community Affairs O ce at 630-2160. The Mandarin Community Club will observe Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, November 10.The public is invited to this event scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Park, located at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please visit their website, mandarincommunityclub.org The Mandarin Garden Club annual Trash to Treasure Garage Sale will be held on October 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the garden club located at 2892 Loretto Road. The clubhouse will be “ lled with household items, sporting goods, crafting supplies, electronics, tools, toys, furniture, linens and jewelry. After shopping, be sure to take a few moments to enjoy the beautiful gardens behind the clubhouse. The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club; cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H; and nonperishable unexpired food items and toiletries donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please see our website, www.mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. The Mandarin Womens Club speaker for their luncheon on Thursday, October 24 will be Dr. Genie James, author, speaker, business owner and activist for womens and girls health. She has enjoyed a 30year career and is currently CEO of Randolph Medical Enterprises and owner of The Natural Pharmacy in Jacksonville Beach. The luncheon, which costs $16 per person for members or nonmembers, is at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin, with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday, October 17. For information about the club and how to join, please call Diane at 880-5354. Fall into great reading and enjoy the programs at South Mandarin Library! New members for the Friends of the Mandarin South Library are always welcome; please email friendsmandarinsouthlibrary@gmail. com for more information. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE invites all stay-at-home and part-time working moms living in 32258 to our Trunk or Treat Open House! Please come learn about the many bene“ ts of our club for you and your young children on Friday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park, Whats New cont from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 22

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Mandarin News: Boy, are those new trash and recycling containers big! As with any change, there will be problems; but the bottom line is, they will save the city $1 million or more per year. How is that possible? For one, larger containers mean we will be able to recycle more. Recycling more saves the city in land“ ll fees ($45/ ton) and increases the revenue the city receives for recycled materials„an average of $17.50/ ton. In addition, the current contract with Waste Pro, our waste hauler, requires them to convert their diesel ” eet to more e cient and environmental friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. CNG is 60 percent per unit less expensive than diesel. This is important since we, the citizen taxpayers, are the ones who pay the fuel for these vehicles and the fuel savings to us is projected to be $1 million per year. So please be patient while we work out the kinks with the new system and by all means, recycle more! Also, if you feel the bins are too large for your needs, please call 630-CITY and request a smaller bin. Other good news for Mandarin is the possibility of additional funds in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget to upgrade our parks in the coming year. Im all over it! Mandarin contributes much to the city co ers in property taxes and its time to see some of that money returned to our area. City Hall News: This years From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6budget season should be over by the time you read this article. As mentioned in previous articles, the mayor told all city departments to cut 14 percent of their budgets in order to avoid a tax increase for the citizens, but he then encouraged these same department heads to ask the city council to restore the funds. I found this to be disingenuous. Another disconcerting issue, and one that causes me constant concern, is the competence, or lack thereof, of the citys department heads. Some are very good and quali“ ed for their job, but many are political appointments who simply dont know what theyre doing. Should we the citizens be taxed because of their incompetence in running their departments? I think not. Finally, those political appointments do not end with city department heads. The mayor is at it again with the independent authorities. He just replaced the vice chairs at both the JPA and JTA with political appointments. The constant turmoil and lack of continuity, not to mention the loss of institutional knowledge, is extremely detrimental to these institutions. To sum it up, our city is lacking serious leadership from the mayors o ce. This is why it is so important that we elect o cials with management experience, people who are adept at leading and making the tough decisions„people who know that in order for the city to function properly, they must surround themselves not with friends and relatives, but smart, hard-working individuals with proven track records. To discuss these issues, as well as any other, please join me for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, October 24 at Loretto Elementary School at 6:00 p.m. Senator Aaron Bean will also be in attendance to answer any questions you may have regarding state issues. I hope to see you there. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. Cooler weather has arrived and with that the changes of the season have started to begin. Along with the changes in the season, our o ce is actively striving for changes in the elections o ce. Recently I acquired the o ce sta to tour One Imeson, the future site of the Elections Center Warehouse and Training Facility. One Imeson is the property to which I Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval Countyrecommended and City Council approved to relocate the Elections Center. The One Imeson property: € $573,000 savings in “ rst year € Total savings of $3.3 million over ten years € Easily accessible from I-95, I-295 or Main Street € Two thousand parking spaces € Located on a city bus route € Four loading docks for moving election equipment € Exclusive use of secured loading docks € One story building, maximizing e ciency One Imeson allows our of“ ce the opportunity to continue to convey the voice of the people by providing fair, accurate and accessible elections with transparency and integrity. The move to One Imeson will be complete February 2014 with an Open House and tour of the new warehouse, call center and training facility. Although the Election Center will be moving to One Imeson, Early Voting will continue in the Gateway community for future Elections. With the cooler weather everyone wishes to be outside and so does our o ce. Our o ce will be kick starting our Connect with Us in 2014Ž campaign encouraging voters to become involved in the electoral process by working for us as a poll worker. In light of our Connect with UsŽ campaign the outreach department is focused on voter awareness and education. In the month of October our o ce will be at participating in jury registration drives at the Duval County Courthouse on October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28. This is an opportunity for citizens to register to vote, update or change their address, signature or party af“ liation. Our o ce will also have the privilege of registering new voters at the naturalization ceremony held at the Federal Your Voice, Your Vote cont. on pg. 7 got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 7 Womens Clothing Boutique 108 Bartram Oaks Walk Shopping Center -Suite 107 -(next to Peterbrooke) The Pink Nickel helps you feel con“dent and poised with our stylish fashions. Come in today and enjoy a relaxing, friendly atmosphere while you browse. Owner, Angela Widener, will help you “nd the perfect out“t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look. From sizes small to 3X, the Pink Nickel delivers affordable fashions for everyone. Must present coupon EXP. 10/31/13 Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am – 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Festa Italiana!Oct. 18 ~ 4-9pm Oct. 19 ~ 10-9pm Oct. 20 ~ 11-6pm Delicious homemade food, desserts, souvenirs, rae and more! Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Oct. 19 ~ 11-7pm2838 Westberry Road | Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-268-2882 | iacofjacksonville.comThe Italian American Club cordially invites you to attend . Now that summer is coming to an end, the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate will be heading back to Tallahassee for committee meetings. These meetings take place in clusters called committee weeks and the “ rst week started on September 23. There are a total of nine committee weeks, through the week of February 17, 2014. After all the committee weeks, the Regular Session convenes Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Each of 120 representatives From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16and 40 senators serve on a variety of committees and subcommittees. In the Florida House, I serve on the Appropriations Committee, Education Committee, Joint Legislative Budget Commission, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Gaming. I also serve as chair of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. As chairman of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, I have been tasked with overseeing the budgets concerning criminal and civil justice, from the courts to corrections, juvenile justice to the Attorney Generals O ce and from Con” ict Counsel to the Parole Commission among other areas. Some of the budget issues my committee will face this year are increasing prison population and the de“ cits in the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice. Going into our “ rst committee week, our projected state revenues are continuing to head in a positive direction. The revised forecast 2014-15 has projected growth of nearly $1.15 billion (or 4.4 percent) over the revised 2013-14 estimates. The 2013 Session was my “ rst year since I was elected to the Florida House in 2007 that we did not have to cut the state budget due to de“ cits. The Florida Constitution requires the state to have a balanced budget and each year we have passed a budget that serves the critical needs of our state, without raising taxes. Committee weeks are also the start of a bills journey to becoming law. Each state representative is allowed to “ le up to six bills to be considered What started out as a dream to turn an eyesore into an asset is quickly becoming a nightmare. The 50-acre Sunbeam Land“ ll, closed in 1987, had a completed nine-hole golf course built on and around it when the real estate bubble burst. On August 2, 2008, the TimesUnion triumphantly reported that the course would be ready for public use November 1. This was good news to the area golfers who mourned the loss of Baymeadows Country Club when the course closed its doors forever in 2005 when builder D. R. Horton hoped to build homes on the property. It was good news to the City of Jacksonvilles Brown“ elds program … turning a perceived blight into a gem that would improve the entire Mandarin area. It was good news for Mayor John Delaney who, along with several other dignitaries, showed up for the media event announcing the sale of the 225-acre parcel, located at 4502 Sunbeam Road by Waste Management to Jaxson Brown, LLC in 2002. A unique, ranchstyle condominium community, Edgewater at Sunbeam, designed for residents to age in place, was built adjacent to the proposed golf course with 134 homes. Sunbeam area residents and businesses were thrilled that the ugly mound was going to become a thing of pride for the entire city. A second community was planned adjacent to the proposed golf course that would be similar to Edgewater at Sunbeam, with the requirement that the developer would have to complete the golf course prior to beginning construction on the new homes. In 2008, Jacksonville, already reeling from the economic crash, experienced one of the worst hurricane seasons in recorded history. Delayed by torrential rain and ” ooding, the grand opening of the Sunbeam Hill Golf Course was delayed numerous times. Facing a disastrous economy, the bank “ nancing the project pulled funding in the fall of 2008, after over $3.5 million was put into construction. A St. Augustine-based developer, Alsop Properties, is now interested in building a single-family community on the property adjacent to the golf course. They are not interested in acquiring or completing the golf course. They announced plans to revise the Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement with the City of Jacksonville that will allow them to acquire the buildable land and develop EditorialWhat has happened to the Sunbeam land ll?By Contributing Writer Penny Levyduring session. Each bill will then go through various policy or budget committees to “ nally make it to the House ” oor for a vote. At the same time, a Senate companion bill must move through the Senate committees before the approved House Bill can be sent to the Senate ” oor for a vote. If the bill is amended by the Senate, the bill is then returned to the House to be voted on again. This process only allows a small percentage of “ led bills to make it to becoming laws. If there is any legislation that you are interested in or if you would like to learn more about the bills I have “ led, please email me at charles. mcburney@my” oridahouse.gov or you can call my Jacksonville o ce at 359-6090. a community without “ rst completing the golf course. While this may be viewed as good news for the local real estate market, by allowing the PUD to be modi“ ed, the city will guarantee that it receives the land“ ll for back property taxes. The lands value is in the buildable property that does not include the golf course. Because of the land“ ll and the liability that goes with it, the golf course has no value. Allowing Alsop Properties to strip the valuable land from the worthless land“ ll will guarantee that Jacksonville will have yet another, expensive closed land“ ll to maintain, further draining the citys already strained budget. Courthouse on October 31. As Supervisor of Elections, I encourage residents to review their information to make certain it is current and up to date with our o ce. Voter registration records are very important to maintain accuracy. To update voter information a quick call or simply completing a voter registration application will ensure the 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. 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.Your Voice, Your Vote cont. from pg. 6 Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Deerwood BranchCall Darrah Russelburg at 904.998.5500, x6911 or 1.800.342.2824*APR is Annual Percentage Rate. Conditions and credit approval apply. Rates as low as 3.00% for new autos and 3.75% for used autos. Rates as of 7/26/13 and subject to change at any time. Reduced Auto Loan Rates at Atlantic Coast Bank!Finance your auto for as low as 3 0% APR* Atlantic Coast Bank is your destination for a great auto loan! Whether youre looking to buy a new auto, refinance your current auto loan, or purchase a new-to-youŽ auto, we can put you in the drivers seat. Visit your local branch or call us today to learn more and apply now.www.atlanticcoastbank.net SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 10:00-11:30AM 12421 SAN JOSE BLVD., STE 100 FREE-MUST RSVP 292-0195 WWW.ATLASPHYSICALTHERAPY.COM Brian E. 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Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan has announced that the Mandarin branch, currently located at 10131-24 San Jose Boulevard, closed on September 13 and will reopen in early October at its new location at 10035 San Jose Boulevard, near the intersection of Crown Point Road. The new location o ers additional parking for our customers, as well as a safer place for driving tests,Ž Corrigan said. It also provides the necessary space to continue to serve the growing south Jacksonville area.Ž The Tax Collector has nine branch locations throughout Duval County. In addition, many services are available on the Tax Collector website 24-hours per day. This includes property tax payments, local business tax payments, DMV renewals, payment of parking citations and scheduling appointments for certain drivers license services. For more information, please visit www.coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@coj.net or call 6301916. The Duval County Tax Collector collects and distributes approximately $2 billion annually in taxes and fees. The functions of the Tax Collectors o ce include: € Collecting property taxes and assessments for every local government agency that has the power to levy; € Serving the county as its agent for all city collections, including JEA payments, local business taxes, parking citations, stormwater and solid waste fees, animal licenses, etc.; € Serving the State as an agent for The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, The Department of Environmental Protection, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and The Department of Revenue; € Serving the county with full driver license services.The phrase Equal Justice Under LawŽ is inscribed over the main entrance to the Supreme Court of the United States. That phrase encapsulates an idea that has been around since antiquity, but that has found its best and fullest expression in America. Whether you are rich and powerful or poor and powerless, you deserve the protection of and are bound by the same laws. Most of us agree with that idea; its probably fair to assume that most of our elected o cials also agree with the idea. Unfortunately, most does not mean all. For example, consider the scandals involving politicians in New York or members of Congress misusing campaign funds and taking bribes. However, scandal isnt limited to New York and Washington; theres plenty of questionable conduct here in Northeast Florida. Right now, our public defender is under investigation because he supposedly violated various laws and engaged in improper and unprofessional conduct. Our lieutenant governor resigned her o ce after getting tangled up in a scheme scamming veterans and their supporters. Our state attorney received lots of negative attention for allegations of unethical practices in George Zimmermans trial. And who can forget our current governor pleading the Fifth Amendment 75 times when questioned under oath about his companys alleged Medicare fraud? Lest you think Im only critical of a certain political party, let me assure you, I dont think either party has cornered the market on hubris. People from both parties su er from bouts of arrogance because both parties include some people who sometimes think the rules dont apply to them. But integrity matters and elected o cials, regardless of party a liation, deserve electoral defeat when they violate the law or abuse the power we grant them. Heres one practical reason integrity matters: we face dif“ cult challenges. Solving some of these challenges requires our city, state and federal governments to take appropriate action, to encourage or discourage certain conduct or to simply get out of the way. Many of us are unable to follow every single decision our elected o cials must make, so if we always have to wonder whether an elected o cials decision to lead, follow or step aside was based on whats right for us or whats pro“ table (politically or otherwise) for them, our attempts to address our challenges will be much less e ective. Integrity matters. Just as neither party has cornered the market on pride, neither party is the only party with integrity. When our representatives act with integrity, we should support those representatives, even if they belong to a di erent political party. Conversely, when a representative violates the sacred trust we place in them, we should hold them accountable by withholding our support, even if that representative belongs to our political party. Why? Integrity matters. Whether you think government is too big or whether you think government could do more to improve our community, we need to trust our elected o cials. Our elected o cials can earn our trust by abiding by the same basic rules that govern our own conduct. After all, our representatives are just fellow citizens weve selected to work for us.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.Tax Collector announces relocation of Mandarin branchPolitical CommentaryIntegrity mattersBy David Milton School Board Member Fischer will host two Town Hall meetings to speak with parents and community members about the budget for Duval County Public Schools. Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate. Town Hall MeetingsMandarin High School: October 3 € 6:00 p.m. Atlantic Coast High School: October 24 € 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@mandarinnewsline.comMandarin NewsLine

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its PricelessŽ100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation. ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES The greatly lamented loss of Jacksonvilles rowdy afternoon newspaper in 1988, the Jacksonville Journal, marked an end to print publication serious investigative reporting in Jacksonville. Some of the broadcast news outlets carried on the Journals investigative reporting tradition, but now, those stations are more interested in reporting the latest cat-up-a-tree crisis and happy newsŽ than real investigate reporting. Once Winston Dean left broadcast news in Jacksonville a few years ago, Jacksonvilles citizens have been fairly helpless against fraud, abuse and waste in government. Nationally, Washington continues to be Washington, a wasteland of self-serving public servantsŽ who have “ rst and foremost their own continuing election as their primary concern. Looking at state government, there has been more than one Oops I got caughtŽ from a miscreant on the state payroll. Where does all of this lead? To the same place it always has: no matter who is in power, there are those who abuse power and cause scandals. When one examines the psychological makeup of most politicians, an outsized desire for power and control is usually found. Think about it: when someone says elect meŽ to o ce, they are saying they are the natural leaders who can guide the ship of state better than anyone else. Thats not the thought pattern of a wall” ower, but someone who is likely to occasionally go a bit overboard on a power trip and cross a line. Its always fun to watch the political party out of power hu and pu over the indiscretions of the party in power ... until, of course, that party gets back into power and then does the same thing and defends it as part of a normal, legal and ethical scenario. Should we be concerned? Absolutely. Is there the ideal public servant? Absolutely. Is the ideal public servant common? Absolutely not. But, we have to keep trying to “ nd that ideal public servant. The ideal public servant should point out ignoble wrongdoing and try to make things better, regardless of the transgressor. Being a member of the same political party should not be a barrier to calling a liar a liar or wagging a disapproving “ nger at wrongdoing. But today, we only criticize scandal-makers in the opposite political party and ignore when someone in our own party has strayed from the righteous path. Until the news media in this country goes back to having its political leanings invisible again there will be opportunity for scandal. There is no question the news media in America quickly looks the other way with anything linked to President Barack Obama, but ultimately, he will not leave o ce scandal-free. Throughout America, standards have fallen, people are less accountable for everything and political scandals seem part of the landscape. Scandals matter, because the future matters. In another era, such as the hubris of New Yorks Tammany Hall, scandals were overlooked. And look where that led New Yorkers. Scandals are important; standards are important. If we ignore both, we simply drift into unmanageable morass and civilization disappears. 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.You see it every day. As you drive down the road, you pass other drivers who are driving distracted. The driver spends more time watching his/her phone than they do watching the road. Meanwhile, their car continues down the road at dangerous speeds. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters is launching a new campaign aimed at educating our great city about the dangerous e ects of distracted driving. Fire Fighters will have a crushed car on a trailer. This trailer will be able to visit all corners of the city and attend various events to educate the public. With this campaign comes a free brochure created by the “ re “ ghters that state the dangers people face every time they are on the road. This brochure is free to all who want it. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters will also provide free brochures to homeowner associations, schools and community organizations that would like to have it. Please visit www.jfrd. com to learn more.Political CommentaryScandals are important; standards are importantBy J. Bruce RichardsonJacksonville Fire Fighters launch campaign to expose dangers of texting while drivinga must. Square dancing is a combination of basic moves, which are performed according to the directions of the dance callerŽ who callsŽ the dance. There are several levels of square dancing, with the most basic one consisting of approximately 67 moves. What seems like a daunting task at “ rst is mastered, dancers say, much like one would learn to type„through repetition. In the Jacksonville area, clubs generally charge nominal membership dues (around $10 to $20 annually) and about $5 per person per dance. Clubs provide lessons that begin each autumn, while regular dances at most clubs are held weekly yearround. There are also annual state and national conventions. There are clubs in as far-” ung places at Japan, India and Australia, but calling for the dances is always in English. As an introduction to square dancing for those interested in learning, the Mandarin Marauders will host a Nifty Fifties Open House featuring ice cream sundaes on October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a second Open House on October 10. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips, led by Bev and George Treiber. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388.Mandarin Marauders cont. from pg. 1

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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. 262-9590Your community Pizza Shop in the Outback Plaza 99¢ FREE 1 topping Small Pizza with purchase of a Specialty Pizza $14.99 Limited time only. Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late til 2am Delivery Available! (904) 874-9448 www.FutureSystems.comMon-Fri and After Hours support FSI Future Systems Industries, Inc. Energy and water e ciency is a concept that will only grow in years to come. Its a way of thinking that saves you money, but allows you to still live comfortably without wasting precious resources. At JEA, we promote e ciency for three reasons: it reduces our need to build more facilities. It saves you money on your utility bills. And it reduces everyones impact on the environment. In other words, its the right thing to do for you and your utility. This column is about something that was unheard of 20 years ago: a home energy and water evaluation. This evaluation … or audit as its commonly known … is a way to understand your homes energy and water usage. Its the stepwise roadmap you need to maximize improvements that will lower your utility bill. There are three levels of audits: First, you can go to any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library (or the Bartram Trail Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library) and check out a JEA Home Energy and Water Evaluation backpack for free. Inside are all the tools and instructions you need to conduct your own do-it-yourself energy and water audit. Second, you can call your local utility and schedule a free walkthrough evaluation by an in-house auditor. Third, you can hire a certi“ ed energy auditor to come to your home and conduct a comprehensive evaluation using diagnostic equipment. A typical professional energy and water evaluation costs between $400 and $600. An evaluation examines all the components of your home from the crawlspace to the attic, the air conditioning system to the showerheads. Which audit is best for you? It depends. A good place to start is with the free audit o ered by your utility so you can understand how your home is using energy and water and what behavior changes you can make to lower the total bill. (If youre a JEA customer, please call 665-6000 to schedule.) However if youre going to spend signi“ cant dollars on an improvement (more than $1,000) I strongly recommend you consider a certi“ ed third party auditor who uses diagnostic equipment to ensure you maximize the money you spend on your improvement. Theres lots more information on audits on jea.com/ savingscoach. Click on the link marked energy audit.ŽIn todays times of healthy living and exercise, everyone is looking for the best way to stay “ t without grinding out boring hours on the treadmill. Fitness is important to everyone and given a fun outlet to burn calories, we would all be more involved. Thats where Knuckle Up Martial Arts comes in. This new business, conveniently located in Mandarin, is a fun, family oriented school with programs such as real cardio kickboxing as well as traditional martial arts. They o er classes to “ t any schedule as well as o ering private lessons if necessary. The cardio kickboxing class can burn as much as 1000 calories per hour! Not only is exercise a great way to burn o calories and stress, but there is also much more to learn at Knuckle Up. With the popularity of mixed martial arts and the UFC these days, many people are familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the most popular martial arts right now, which is o ered at Knuckle Up Martial Arts. ITF Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai are also among the classes o ered. Most programs are available for either children or adults and children as young as two years old may be started in an introductory program. Martial arts are a great way to instill the concepts of dedication, respect and discipline in students of any age. Studies have shown that martial arts practitioners have increased selfcon“ dence, reduced incidences of violent behavior, decreases in mood disturbances and anger as well as creating a more warm, easygoing attitude when compared to athletes who solely participate in regular sports. Knuckle Up Martial Arts is interested in helping create a “ t and well-rounded student. Seminars are o ered in self defense and anti-bullying as well. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Each day about 2,000 United States workers su er the pain of an avoidable, jobrelated eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many industries have known increased risks for eye injuries. Statistics show that three out of “ ve workers that experienced an eye injury were wearing either the wrong kind of eye protection or no protection at all at the time of their accident. John Donovan, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, Unfortunately, we see a signi“ cant number of patients with eye injuries. These injuries range from debris in the eye to scratches on the cornea to everything in between. While an eye injury is painful, it is important that you dont rub your eye or try to remove foreign objects yourself as these attempts could cause further damage. Eye injuries should be examined by a medical eye doctor (Eye MD) who will assess your eye and provide the appropriate care to help your eye heal properly.Ž The following tips may help prevent eye injuries: 1. When you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes, be sure to wear safety glasses. 2. If you are welding or near someone else who is welding, be sure to wear a mask or goggles designed speci“ cally for welding purposes. 3. When playing sports such as hockey, racquetball or paintball that involve the risk of a blow to the eye, special sports eyewear should be worn. Protective eyewear can prevent sports-related eye injuries more than 90 percent of the time. 4. Your eyes can be injured from sun glare while boating, sunbathing or skiing. Use proper eye protection by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays and by wearing broadbrimmed hats. Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons o ers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: laser cataract surgery, cornea surgery, medical retina, diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration, glaucoma surgery, LASIK surgery, cosmetic eye proceJacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C hiropr a Meal Pl Wei Fi b JEA shares tips for e ciency By Contributing Writer Brian Pippin, Conservation and Energy Specialist, JEANew option for exercise and tness comes to Mandarin Tips to eliminate eye injury dures, pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric eye exams. In addition, they o er routine eye exams, contact lenses and boutique eyewear for the entire family. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 21 Days for $21.00! Call Today! 10210 San Jose Blvd. #2 (located North of I-295 in the Shoppes of Mandarin) Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 232-8700 | www.jaxtbodybootcamp.com October is always a busy month at Shepherd of the Woods! This year, in addition to our annual pumpkin patch, our Lutheran School is excited to be part of the Imagination Foundations second annual Global Cardboard Challenge on Saturday, October 5. This a worldwide celebration of child creativity inspired by the short “ lm Caines Arcade.Ž The schools participation is titled Shepherds Challenge.Ž This years challenge will engage one million kids in 70 countries in creative play. In September, our students will The All Star Quilters Guild will hold its annual Quilt Show and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The quilts on display will be wall hangings and art quilts. There will be a ra e for the One Block WonderŽ quilt made by member Kathy Rutherford. This quilt was previously a QuiltFest entry. There will vendors (a good start to Christmas holidays), food, drinks and baked goods. The All Star Quilters Guild provides for our community by ra e sales for donations to a designated charity; this years charity is the Camp Amigo for burn victims. We make quilts and Christmas stockings for the Community Hospice PEDSCare Program, quilts for the children of daniel, Inc., Safe Harbor Boys Home, Quilts of Valor and Wounded Warriors. We also make placemats for Meal on Wheels deliveries on birthdays and holidays. We support the Mandarin Food Bank with quarterly collections of food and paper products. Please join us for a Saturday of fun. For more information or to rent a booth for crafts, please contact Mary Anne Dennis at 387-4440. To learn more about The All Star Quilters Guild visit www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. American Heritage Girls is a nonpro“ t scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization o ers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. Starting this fall 2013, there will be a new branch School announces Imagination Challengedesign and build games and other creations from cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination. Then, on October 5, our school will join communities from around the world in a global Day of Play, celebrating the creativity and imaginations of kids everywhere. To learn more about the Imagination Foundation and the Global Cardboard Challenge, please visit www.imagination.is.The All Star Quilter Guild announces quilt showBy Contributing Writer Dot ButlerAmerican Heritage Girls is coming to Mandarin!By Contributing Writer Carey McGuirk, Vice Coordinator, American Heritage Girlsof American Heritage Girls right here in Mandarin. We will be meeting Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please look for our upcoming registration night. We can be found on Facebook; look for AHG Troop 1512 for more information. To “ nd out more about American Heritage Girls, you can also go online to www. ahgonline.org or contact Dee Shera at ahg” 1512@gmail.com. One Block Wonder quilt Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Anti-Aging, Weight Loss Hormone Replacement Testosterone Therapy Now Offering Allergy Testing/Immunotherapy Julington Creek We also offer the latest advancements in cosmetics. Non-Invasive Cosmetics Botox | Juviderm | Radiesse ’ | Laser Hair Removal Skin Rejuvination | Spider Vein Removal | Obagi Skin Care System Your health is our priority! www.research.net/s/190276 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! San Jose Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) is excited to launch its new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) initiative. While SJEDS has always o ered a strong core science and math curriculum, the school will be emphasizing learning across these disciplines as an e ort for our students to see how each of these subject areas are naturally interwoven together. San Jose Episcopal Day School wants to provide its students with authentic learning opportunities in these areas to spark their creativity and ingenuity and to inspire them to get involved with all the opportunities these “ elds lead to in helping others and improving our world. SJEDS STEAM curriculum will develop in many layers and ways around campus. This year, SJEDS will be initiating the Inspire! Series which involves inviting professionals in the STEAM “ elds to visit with students and share with them interesting things about their work and what inspired them to choose their profession. SJEDS Inspire! Series guests include various types of engineers (including civil, mechanical, chemical, aerospace and robotic), physicians, physicists, computer software programmers and developers, architects, graphic designers, healthcare professionals, scientists, aviators, environmental/nature scientists, marine biologists, musicians and artists. As well, SJEDS will be o ering the opportunity for all students in fourth through sixth grades to have access to the new LEGO Robotics materials so they can learn how to design and program functioning robots to perform certain tasks. Recently, the Tech Connect lab was recon“ gured to o er better opportunities for students to work in groups and with larger engineering projects. Kits will be available for all grade levels to encourage creative building and engineering. So much of The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society has partnered with the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI) and the North Florida Folk Network to bring live acoustic music to Walter Jones Historical Park while raising the awareness of the issues of hunger and homelessness in our own communities on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Musicians from around the state, including Jacksonville, volunteer their time and talents to present these concerts.The concert is free and open to all, but attendees are encouraged to bring some canned or nonperishable food items to donate to the Mandarin Presbyterian Church Daily Bread Food Pantry. Mandarin Presbyterian Church is across the street from the Mandarin Museum and Walter Jones Park and they graciously allow visitors to park in their parking lot to attend special events in the park. On this day, someone will be at the little bridge between their lot and the park to collect donated items for the food pantry. The Mandarin Museum and the Webb Farmhouse will be open for visiting and a special CD produced by FMFI will be available in the museum store this day. All proceeds from CD sales are donated to bene“ t those less fortunate here in our home State of Florida. Please visit MandarinMuseum.net for more information.School launches Inspire! Serieswhat SJEDS o ers is already STEAM-ready. From its welldeveloped and stocked science and math programs and labs to an exceptional Fine Arts department, which includes access to musical instruments, painting, sculpting, the dramatic arts and creative language arts, SJEDS is taking the approach of showing how these disciplines are truly interwoven. Students also have access to the latest technology available, such as Chrome Books, iPads, SmartBoards and cloud-based projects. Check out the acoustic music concert and food drive Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com 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 V illa ge Jack s nearthenorthe d e

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Measured Results in a Christian Environment www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Christ’s Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do God’s Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Mandarin High School students are getting excited for the annual Challenge Day. Challenge Day is to provide youth and their communities with a program that demonstrates the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression,Ž as stated on www.challengeday. com. The event will be held on October 1, 2 and 3 this year in the Mandarin High gymnasium from 7:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Five hundred students were chosen to participate, but only the “ rst 300 to respond will be lucky enough to attend. Sophomore Hazel Odell, who participated in Challenge Day last year, said, It completely changed the way I look at other students. The students will be able to interact with other students that they dont know to discuss common issues in high schools nowadays such as gossip, harassment, cliques and violence. It has also been researched that Challenge Day, which also takes place at schools worldwide, promotes skills like leadership, self con“ dence, emotional control and social competence. The founders, Rich and Yvonne St. John Dutra, have set up the program to open the eyes of young people to not only the problems people around the world face, but even the ones that their peers are secretly facing. Challenge Day helps students have a better understanding of one another and Mandarin High is proud to be able to be one of the many schools allowed to participate in the event.MHS HappeningsChallenge Day at MHS is coming soon!By Zoe Smolios, MHS Student Debra Smythursts Pre-K class at Crown Point Elementary School is off to a great start for the school year 2013-2014! The students started the year reading the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Pictured is Grace Grubb reading the story to the class. The students identied colors and animals throughout the story. Although there is a purple cat in the book, Grace was able to make a self to text connection by sharing that she has a cat, but its not purple. The students were able to log their rst of 25 books read in the Superintendents 25 Book Challenge. Way to go Pre-K! parade began with a “ re engine from the Jacksonville Fire Department announcing the arrival of the parade with its sirens. The MHS ROTC marched following the color guard. Following this patriotic salute were the dignitaries consisting of school board members and community leaders. Next was the Homecoming Court, riding in both new and classic convertibles. On came the waving of the big MHS ” ag, which is the same ” ag waved and paraded when the Mighty Mustangs score in a game. The cheerleaders and mascot proceeded to get the onlookers in the spirit followed by the ” ag team. The Marching Mustangs band could be heard all up and down Greenland Road as they approached with their drums and horns carrying a spirited beat. The parade continued with 15 ” oats from school clubs and groups, which were built on towed-trailers. Two students closed the parade by riding real live mustangs. To get a feel for how much fun last years parade was and what will be in store for this year, you can watch it on www.youtube.com by Homecoming Parade cont. from pg. 1 Local dignitaries rode in the 2012 Homecoming Parade.searching Mandarin Homecoming Parade. Now that the students have experienced “ rsthand how much fun can be had with a Homecoming Parade, it is anticipated that a much larger group of students will get involved this year. Rounding out the festivities, the Homecoming Game against Sandalwood will be played that same evening with kicko at 7:00 p.m. and the community is invited to that as well. Stovall concludes, We would love to have Greenland Road lined with parents and neighbors cheering on our students during the 2013 MHS Homecoming Parade, making it a favorite tradition not only of the school but of the Mandarin community.Ž Happy HalloweenOctober 31, 2013 Calypsosalonand spa Make an appointment today and Save $15 OFF a Facial!New Clients Only. EXP 10/31/13FREE Haircut with any Color Service ($45 Value)New Clients Only. EXP 10/31/13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Saturday October 5 9AM-4PM Lakewood United Methodist Church6133 San Jose Blvd 32217 904-733-8477 Lakewoodumc.com Lakewood UMC Harvest & Gift Fair Crafts Gifts FOOD Free Fun Zone for Kids BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life. 904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther bene“ts include: completed Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Comp www.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Taking two of my grandkids to Hershey, Pennsylvania ranked as a delicious day in numerous ways. Of course we tasted lots of decadent chocolate, but my grandchildren and I gained much more than yummy calories. We attended a Hershey University AdventureŽ which began with a brief history on cacao; something that might have been a bitter lesson but engaged the children by using live video.Ž The class then learned to properly taste chocolate by letting it melt on our tongues. We sampled milk chocolate, dark, artisan and specialty varieties and learned that white chocolate isnt really chocolate. Each of us discovered we liked a di erent ” avor. I felt like a kid again wearing 3-D glasses, but the animated “ lm we watched was in 4-D; it included smells, spraying water and ” oating bubbles. Next, we hopped on a trolley where the guides, a dynamic singing duo, cleverly educated us about Milton Hershey, the company founder who developed the small town with a large candy factory. Their puns came so fast and furious the entire group got the giggles. The trolley traveled down appropriate named streets like Chocolate Drive and Cocoa Avenue and past many community projects built by Hershey. The so called Sweetest Place on EarthŽ is illuminated by candy kiss lamp posts, alternating between silver and chocolate„like wrapped and unwrapped kisses. Did you know Milton Hershey began an orphanage and school for under-privileged boys? The academic institution continues to this day but now accepts girls as well. The high school students can earn scholarship money for college by accruing good grades and participating in community service. This statement is not sugar coated; they can earn up to a whopping $88,000. During WWII, Hershey got behind the war e ort and produced ration bars for battle“ eld soldiers. During the Great Depression, he kept workers employed by building homes for employees and the grand Hershey Hotel. (Dont miss the magni“ cent gardens.) Milton Hershey is rightly considered a great American philanthropist and humanitarian. The ultimate experience at Hersheys World of Chocolate is creating your own candy bars. First we donned aprons and hair nets which looked quite silly. We each got to choose ingredients for the “ llings at a computer screen treats such as nuts, pretzel bits, sprinkles or butterscotch chips. We watched our personal bar move down an assembly line, get “ lled and coated in melted chocolate, then cooled and “ nally wrapped and packaged in a box we personally designed on another computer. We ended up with a divine chocolate confection in a tin container and a sugar high. We couldnt miss the thrill rides at adjoining Hersheypark, an amusement arena containing a super-sized water park at no extra fee. While I wasnt up for all the death defying vertical roller coasters or queasy twirling ones, I did feel proud to survive the Super Duper Looper and water ” ume with my grandson and granddaughter. As an out-of-state grandmother, making memories is what spending time with grandkids is all about. Honestly Hershey, Pennsylvania provided one of the sweetest opportunities Ive encountered. Delicious day at HersheyBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comprogram. To end the tour, we looked through the Eartha M. M. White Historical Museum, which included her parlor, bedroom, guest room and dining room. On we went to Claras at the Cathedral, located at St. Johns Cathedral, where a lovely bu et lunch is served each Friday by the students of the Missions culinary arts program. After we had enjoyed lots of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice, a variety of veggies, breads, oatmeal brownies, peanut butter pie and cookies, all while being Mandarin Womens Club cont. from pg. 1entertained by the singing of Akia Uwanda, we then were taken on a tour of the cathedral. We learned that the roof is of Florida hard pine with cypress rafters and cedar board trusses covered with Pennsylvania gray slate tile and the building material is Indiana limestone that was shipped down the Mississippi River to Cedar Key, Florida. The stone came with the stone masons to Jacksonville by rail. The building was started in 1902 and “ nished in 1904. One of the stained glass windows was designed and built by Ti any Studios of New York. The organ and console is English oak. With our heads spinning from all we had learned in one day, we spent a little money in the gift shop and headed home through a late rain shower. A wonderful day! Eartha M. M. Whites bedroom

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Because you have a choice The only locally based nonprot hospice providing compassionate care wherever you call home.Ask for Community Hospice. 904.407.6500 € 866.253.6681 toll free € CommunityHospice.com Community Focused € Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine On September 20, AARP Mandarin Chapter 3532 known as the Mandarin AARP Club met at Augustine Landing on Old St. Augustine Road for a program that included a talk by Janet Duvall, community activities coordinator for RSVP of Duval County. The Retired Senior Volunteers Program or RSVP was established in Duval County in 1972 and is one of the largest RSVP projects in the state. The content of Duvalls talk was the di erent opportunities that are available to members of the Mandarin AARP Club. One particularly interesting activity is the RSVP Tale Tellers program. RSVP Tale Tellers are special volunteers working together to help children learn by reading weekly in Duval County Public Schools pre-kindergartens and kindergartens. This activity is a custom “ t for the members of the Mandarin AARP Club. The Mandarin AARP Club is not at a loss for volunteer activities. They are one of over 2,100 chapters across the nation. AARP chapters, whose principal objectives and purpose are embodied in the simple motto To serve, not to be served,Ž were started in 1960. With fall approaching, the Mandarin AARP Club has laid out a busy agenda through the December 13 holiday party. At the October 18 meeting, they will be collecting for the Mandarin Food Bank and Mandarin attorney Robert Morgan will be speaking about The importance of Wills and Trusts.Ž On November 15, Lorie Strange, director of the Heart Association of First Coast, will talk about Healthy living and building healthy lives at any age.Ž Members are requested to help others by bringing donations regularly to the meetings. Donations include dog or cat treats, paper towels, cloth towels, bleach, laundry detergent, blankets, rubber gloves and more for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Empty orange colored pill containers are collected for the free clinic at Sulzbacher Center. For Ronald McDonald House, they collect aluminum pull tabs from sodas and canned foods. Any size unopened containers of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes are collected for a homeless shelter. In the past 12 years since the Mandarin AARP Club was established, they have made donations of cash and/or much needed items to more than 20 local charitable organizations. Some of the more notable organizations bene“ ting from their generosity are the Mandarin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville Humane Society, Sulzbacher Center, Ronald McDonald House, United Community Outreach Ministries, Jewish Family and Community Services and Mandarin Meals on Wheels. Do not think that all these seniors do is volunteer and generously contribute to the success of local charities„they also have fun! The atmosphere of the monthly meetings is exuberant. After the guest speaker talks and the business of the club has been conducted, the meeting becomes a social Mandarin AARP Club makes a di erence for seniorsBy Karl Kennell Duval County RSVPs Janet Duvall and Marion Bradley of the Mandarin AARP chapterget together with games and refreshments. Club President Marion Bradley says, Though we may be small, we have a big impact in the community and among the seniors who are members.Ž Why not get involved this year and make a di erence in our community?Ž Bradley asks. Make the Mandarin AARP Club the next chapter of your life!Ž If you are over 55 and are interested in learning more about the Mandarin AARP Club, you are invited to come to three meetings prior to joining. This is a perfect way to see how you can enjoy being with other seniors in a rewarding way. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. And by the way„you dont have to be from Mandarin; any senior can join! Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its PricelessŽ100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation. ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine a feature section of Mandarin NewsLine! For advertising info: 904-886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine H H H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d d a a g g e e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d e e n n s s F F F F F F u u n n e e r r a a l l l l l l l H H H H H H o o m m e e o o f f f f f f f M M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES The Mandarin Senior Center has some great trips in October. Join us for our tour of the Tillie Fowler Nature Preserve with a presentation by Naturist Jean Schubert on October 7 and the Animal Encounter at the Tree Hill Nature Center on October 9. We will be participating in the Jacksonville Symphony Co ee Series at the Jacoby Symphony Hall, attending two performances in October. We are also o ering evening activities on Wednesdays (Dinner and a Movie, Bingo, Line Dancing) and now Senior Dance Night on Thursdays. Memorial Hospital hosted more than 320 men for its annual prostate and colorectal screening event on September 14. Memorial teamed up with the Channel 4 to publicize the importance of men over 50 getting tested for prostate and colorectal cancer. Local urologists donated their time to perform the Senior NewsLine will appear again in Mandarin NewsLine next month!To be included in our November issue, please call 886-4919 Mandarin Senior Center newsBy Contributing Writer David Wunder, Center Activities Specialist, Mandarin Senior CenterPlease contact us for our schedule and further details. Stop on by any weekday to and youll “ nd a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, Bingo, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many di erent kinds of card games and line dancing. We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Do you enjoy playing Chess, Dominoes or Scrabble? Were looking for players to start up these new activities. Please contact the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road, at 262-7309.Hospital teams up to o er free screening eventtests. In years past, about 25 percent of the men who attended the screening were prompted to see their doctors for follow up testing. As a part of the event, visitors were able to get a hands-on look at the da Vinci operating system. The da Vinci o ers prostate cancer patients a minimally invasive option for surgery.

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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Call today904-388-4558www.HomeHealthAuthority.comAvailable 7-days a week, 24 hours a day. Oering hourly and 24-hour home care services. License # 299993967A Few Of Our Services Offered C C C C C YOUR CARE IS OUR PRIORITYD According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 1.5 million people in the United States are believed to su er from Parkinsons disease, with an average of 50,000 new cases reported every year. This degenerative disorder of the central nervous system presents with various layers of symptoms„the most common being shaking, rigidity, slow movements and decreased vocal quality. Gains are being made in treating Parkinsons via conventional methods such as medication, as well as less conventional methods including brain surgery. One method quickly gaining awareness and yielding substantial results is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program. This program is very intensive with speci“ c parameters for treatment that focus on two main components of the symptoms: speech and movement. LSVT LOUDŽ focuses on techniques designed to increase vocal quality, including intelligibility and volume and strengthen the vocal cords. In addition to high-intensity vocal exercises, individuals are instructed to think loud in order to increase volume. The goal is to retrain the brain so this type The Florida Commission on the Status of Women honored Kathryn Murphy of St. Johns, in addition to 11 other women statewide, with a FCSW Florida Achievement Award for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities during the statewide conference on Friday, September 20 at the University of Tampa. In addition to the Achievement Award from the Commission honors outstanding local woman for volunteer work in communityFormer Senator Betty Castor congratulating Kathryn Murphy on her award.Parkinsons Disease: Say it LOUD and make it BIG!By Contributing Writer Sheri Samuels, River Garden Rehabilitationof communication becomes routine. With LSVT LOUD, most patients experience immediate improvement which can last up to two years. While LSVT LOUDŽ focuses on the voice, LSVT BIGŽ is centered on movement. Because Parkinsons can cause an individuals movements to become rigid or smaller, LSVT BIG uses repetitive, whole-body, large-motion exercises that retrain the brain to make bigger movements. These intensive strengthening exercises result in faster walking with larger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation. While the LSVT program is mostly used in the treatment of Parkinsonism, it is widely making gains for other neurological disorders and conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and Down syndrome. The program must be administered by a therapist who has received specialized training and certi“ cation, with the treatment plan requiring 60-minute sessions, four days a week for four weeks. For additional information, please contact rehab@rivergarden.org. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Commission, each received a congratulatory letter from Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, and to recognizing womens accomplishments,Ž said Laurie Pizzo, commission chair. We are proud to honor these outstanding women for their tremendous achievements and dedicated service.Ž Murphy served her country for 24 years on active duty as a Navy nurse and honorably retired as a Commander. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing. Murphy has since dedicated her time to senior home care and owns two franchises of Comfort Keepers, which allows seniors to age with dignity and respect in the comforts of their own home. She is also a certi“ ed geriatric care manager, often providing free advice to those in need. For the last two years, she spearheaded a food drive with local college students and distributed over a ton of food each year to low-income seniors in the community. Murphy is actively engaged in helping other women succeed in the business; she has served six years on the board of the Women Business Owners of North Florida Inc. in a variety of positions including president. She is active with the local university by mentoring students, serving as guest speaker and has provided an annual scholarship for several years. She has served on the Board of Governors for Jacksonville Chamber and is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2012. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991 consisting of 22 appointed members, administratively housed in the O ce of the Attorney General, Pam Bondi. The commission is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, to eliminating barriers to that achievement and to recognizing womens accomplishments. Additional information on the Commission is available from its web site at www.fcsw.net.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday …Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com 45 gallon Crape Myrtle 12-14 ft tall trees!!! Regularly priced at $249 Now on Sale for just $100 EACH!!! Sale Ends October 31, 2013 End of Summer Clearance Sale! We oer Delivery and Installation on all trees! Join us this autumn at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran church for our annual Pumpkin Patch. Nestled among 40 acres of beautiful trees with our beautiful seven-acre lake in the background, you and your family will “ nd the perfect outing. We have pumpkins of all sizes, hay bales for decorating and lots of settings for great photos of the kids. It is a real destination. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and spend some time walking around the lake, bird watching or just relaxing as the sun sets across the water. There are plenty of picnic tables for you to use. Our patch is a little di erent as we have Pumpkins with a Purpose. All of the proceeds will be used for various ministries and not for general operations. This means when you buy your fall pumpkins with us, you are helping our mission church in Peru and helping to buy uniforms for children there so they can attend school. You might be helping our teens as they do both domestic and international In the advice column in this mornings paper, a writer complained that when he goes to the bank, a greeter meets him with good wishes, hellos and What are your plans for the day?Ž The complainer continues, When the tellers chitchat with customers at the window, this takes up the time of people who are waiting for service.Ž He wants to know how to get the tellers to shut up and get the line moving, as he only wants to do his business and get out. Really, Mr. Kvetch (complainer)? Whats the rush? How long are you actually kept waiting? Most of the tellers can multi-task and rarely continue the conversation once the transaction is completed. Maybe the bank should establish an express line with a robot or a teller machine just for kvetches like you? Frankly, I like the friendliness of some businesses and of The Temple Sisterhood is thrilled to announce that this years annual Mah Jongg tournament will take place on Sunday, November 3. This is the fourth year that this fabulous event will take place in Jacksonville. All Mah Jongg players are welcome to spend a fun… “ lled afternoon while meeting new players. Grab your friends and fellow Mah Jongg players and attend the hottest event in North Florida. Registration will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be three rounds Come to the Church of Our Saviours Historic Church Bazaar on the riverbank in Mandarin on Saturday, October 5. There will be food, crafts, white elephants, books, electronics, face painting, childrens games and free tours of the church. Church of Our Saviour was originally started by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin Stowe. For more information, please call 268-9457.St. Joseph Catholic School will host its 10th annual Fall Fun and Craft Show ExtravaganzaŽ on Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. The show will o er a wide variety of crafts, gifts and unique items from many talented vendors. The show is on rain or shine and everyone is welcome! Admission is free. For vendor information, please call 268-6688 or visit www.stjosephcs.org.Bring your furry, feathery, scaly and creepy-crawly pets to our Blessing of the Animals service outside on our beautiful riverbank at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour on October 6 at 5:00 p.m. For safety reasons, we ask that all animals be caged or leashed. The church is located at 12236 Mandarin Road. For additional information, please call 268-9457 or visit www.coos.org. Conversation Caf will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court, East. The discussion will be on Parkinsons Disease: its diagnosis, latest trends in treatment and tips on coping with the disease from patient and caregiver perspectives. The panel includes Odinachi Oguh, MD, of UF Health Jacksonville. The program is free; lunch is provided, but an RSVP is required. Please call 394-5782. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host its annual Fall Festival and Hog Roast on Friday, October 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be pork dinner to eat at the event or to go, bounce houses and carnival games for the kids, a square dancing exhibition by the Mandarin Marauders and a concert by the Northeast Florida Conservatory Orchestra. Dinner will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages four to 12 (kids under four eat free). For more information, please call the church o ce at 262-1662 or visit “ rstchristianjax.com/ fallfestival.Family fun picking pumpkinsBy Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church mission work. You might be helping with our local e orts with the food bank, a battered womens shelter, ministries with the homeless and at-risk youth. These funds touch countless lives and make impacts that we will never fully see or understand. So check your calendar and set aside some time to come out and have a leisurely afternoon or evening with us. Well have the perfect pumpkins for you to take home and you will leave with precious memories as well. The Pumpkin Patch opens on Sunday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. Our hours will be Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and we will be open through October 30. We are located at 6595 Columbia Park Court, which is near the intersection of Phillips Highway and Greenland Road. Please check the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church website for maps and directions as well Fourth annual Mah Jongg tournament coming in November of Mah Jongg games and prizes and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the tournament. Door prizes as well as tournament prizes will be awarded. Mah Jongg items and gifts will also be on sale during the tournament. Registration is $20 and tournament forms are available at the Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard or online at www.thetemplejacksonville. org. The deadline for registration is October 18. Co-chairs Ann Stone and Sheila Horowitz are expecting a huge turnout for this exciting event and encourage all who are interested to send in their completed forms as early as possible. For further information or if you have any questions, please call Ann Stone at 565-2772 or Sheila Horowitz at 234-7104. Its all about relationshipsBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinatorour non-pro“ t agencies. Many “ nally understand that expressing a sincere welcome is the “ rst step in relationship building and each subsequent visit and positive interaction is an opportunity to build a loyal customer/ member base. Lets face it, relationship building is an important key to success. Too often we ask someone how he is without expecting an answer. Yet, some people like to share with us a little something about their lives. Ask a new person a friendly question. Then, take another minute or two to really listen to the answer and be sincere in your responses. People want to feel that they have worth and that their presence makes a di erence. We are all responsible for welcoming the new faces in the crowd„our new neighbors and new members. Let us not leave it to someone else to be the friendly one. Showing sincere caring for one another builds a strong sense of community. Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida. If you are new to the area or are newly interested in Jewish life, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.comas worship times for both our Columbia Park Court location and our Southside Boulevard location. All are welcome. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 Starting from left to right: Pam Parker (O. Coordinator), Cindy Johnston (Dental Asst.), Dr. Gus Gari, Joy Major (Dental Hygienist), Caroline (O. Manager) Gari Dental provides a family friendly atmosphere with a skilled and qualied team, that is knowledgeable in all your dental needs. Our valuable team has over 100 years of collective experience. Call today to schedule your appointment and experience the difference. 287-0033 www.garidental.com 2013 DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. All rights reserved. 06376-01-KEYC: : Kidney Disease Education : : : : Expert Educators : : : : No Cost : :RSVP today at KidneySmart.org/Class or call 1-888-MY-KIDNEY (1-888-695-4363)Youre invited to attend a Kidney SmartSM Class Monthly in-person classes are available in your area. Sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, overall aches and pains„its that time of year again, cold and ” u season! Protect yourself and your loved ones by taking a few precautionary steps. Illnesses such as the cold and ” u are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. They are usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. They can also spread when a person touches cold or ” u viruses deposited from another person on a desktop, doorknob, desk, telephone receiver or handrail. Did you know that some viruses can live for two hours or more on hard surfaces? If the person then touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands, the viruses or bacteria gain entry into the body and infection can occur. As you age, your body has a harder time “ ghting o infection and a greater chance that an infection like the ” u will develop into a serious illness. You can prevent the ” u by getting a ” u shot each fall. The best time to get vaccinated is in The Pink Nickel boutique recently opened its doors in Bartram Walk, giving local women an a ordable option for purchasing trendy, upscale womens clothing. Owner Angela Widener became interested in fashion retailing and learned the business when she worked for American Eagle Out“ tters while attending high school at Bartram Trail High School. She went on to attend the University of North Florida and received a degree in communication and advertising. After graduation, she began Bedazzled Boutique, an online womens fashion boutique, which went nationwide in March 2013. When she opened her storefront in August, she changed the name of the boutique to The Pink Nickel. According to Widener, the name was selected to be unique. The Pink Nickel sells womens clothing and accessories that are not the least expensive (penny), but they are a ordable (nickel). Were excited about our physical storefront because it New boutique opens in Julington Creekgives us more space to stock a larger collection of exciting fashions and jewelry from talented designers around the world,Ž explained Widener. It also allows me to personally meet many of my customers and work with them directly to help them “ nd the perfect out“ t for any occasion.Ž The goal of The Pink Nickel is to help women feel con“ dent and poised by dressing with style. From sizes small to 3X, The Pink Nickel delivers bold, quality fashions that are a ordable for everyone. Widener invites you to come in and browse her fashion “ nds in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Ill help you “ nd the perfect out“ t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look!Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Gearing up for the cold and u seasonBy Contributing Writer Leslie Cummings, Community Relations and Human Resources Intern, Baptist Medical Center SouthOctober or November, as the ” u season begins. An annual ” u shot is recommended for anyone six months or older. The CDC recommends the In” uenza vaccine and Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine to protect you from in” uenza and pneumonia. It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for your body to form antibodies to protect you. This season there are more types of ” u vaccines to choose from more than ever and the supply of vaccines from manufactures looks plentiful. New vaccines are available for those with egg allergies, better vaccines which cover four strains of in” uenza, an intradermal vaccine (think shorter needles!) and an inhaled ” u vaccine is once again available for those who are really needle-phobic. Because immunization against in” uenza also helps prevent ” u spread from person to person, the ” u shot is a win for everyone,Ž explains Je Sievert, director of pharmacy of Baptist Medical Center South. The best way to prevent a cold is to follow these “ ve simple steps: wash your hands often; keep your hands away from your face, particularly your nose; stay away from people with cold symptoms; avoid crowds during cold season; and dont share cups, utensils or towels with people who have a cold. It is also helpful to keep your body and mind in good shape by eating a healthy diet, managing your stress and getting enough sleep. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com 10501-1 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville FL 32257 MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS Intro. OfferOne Month $49unlimited classes (one program only)EXP: 10/31/13 one coupon per family $115 Value Bradley J. Elias, MD, a board-certi“ ed emergency medicine specialist at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, was recently honored by the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Elias received the EMS Disaster Preparedness and Response award in the 2013 Excellence in EMS Awards. The award is for professionals who have made signi“ cant contributions in preparing Florida for health and medical responses to signi“ cant emergencies or disasters and served as a leader in EMS preparedness, education and response. Dr. Elias has served on the state EMS Advisory Council since 2006 and has served as chairman of the Disaster Committee. Its an honor to be recognized, but its also work I truly enjoy,Ž Dr. Elias said. Theres a lot of time and e ort put in to make sure Florida is ready for the next major disaster. The EMS community throughout the Doctor honored with award for EMS Disaster Preparednesscity, region and across Florida has partnered with the state to work together to become better prepared.Ž Dr. Elias has expertise in several facets of emergency medicine, including serving as medical director for six bases of Air Methods, an emergency service provider that transports patients via helicopter. The EMS program annually recognizes the outstanding e orts of Floridas men and women who serve their communities by saving lives through excellent in emergency medical services,Ž said John C. 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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 This might be the change you are looking for Yoga Den has been certifying teachers at the 200hr level since 2004 Proven Program at the most AFFORDABLE price! If you already have your 200 hr. RYT certication? Check our MODULAR 500 hr. certication at yoga-den. com. Its aordable and you can move at your pace! p Classes: Oct. 19-20 ~ Yoga Anatomy Training (CEs available) Nov. 9th 1:00-4:00 ~ Intro to Chakras Nov. 28th ~ Annual Turkey Day Detox Dec. 14 ~ Advanced Assists workshop, CEs available Jan. 31-Feb. 2 ~ Yin & Meditation certication (CEs Available) “Concerns about your drinking water?”Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Attention all teens! Are you a teen between 12 and 18 and do you want to write the Great American Novel? Well, the Mandarin Branch Library on the “ rst Friday of each month is the place for you. Writing Inspired Teens is a new program hosted by Teen Library Associate Don Carpenter beginning on Friday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks are an added bonus. Please call 262-5201 for more information about this exciting new teen writing program. The South Mandarin Branch Library is hosting a brand new course for teens beginning on Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. High School and Beyond Survival Workshop is a free six-week course designed to help teens learn skill-building strategies to help them succeed in life. Teens that successfully complete the course will earn a recommendation letter from Rachel Bauer, M.Ed. to use when applying to college, completing scholarship admissions appli-For years, psychotherapists wrestled with the question, What comes “ rstƒƒ.thoughts or feelings?Ž Early psychotherapists proposed that feelingsŽ should be the primary focus in helping patients. Later, others claimed that behaviorŽ should be the primary focus of attention. More recently, some have focused on the idea that it is ones thoughts or beliefsŽ that are at the core of ones unhappiness. When thoughts or beliefs are invalid or illogical,Ž the end-product is very often anxiety, depression and unhappiness. Examples of invalid or illogical thoughts are boundless. If, for example, a mother is falsely committed to the belief that she must, at all times, be approved-of by her child, one can imagine the potential negative consequences for that relationship. If one is convicted to the illogical belief that a failure is unforgivable, then he or she is potentially sentenced to a life of self-imposed unhappiness. If Belief:Ž The road to happinessƒ or unhappinessBy Contributing Writer Dr. William H. Eden eld, Licensed Psychologistone falsely believes that he or she is unlikable, unattractive or incapable, then he or she will unfortunately feel and behave accordingly. Finally, for those who have somehow assumed the invalid belief that life should always go their way, unhappiness and disaster becomes a way of life. The idea that our thoughts directly impact our feelings and behaviors is not a new one. The American Standard Version of Proverbs 23:7 says, For as he thinketh within himself, so is he.Ž Although this idea is not a new one, it was only relatively recently in the history of psychology that it became the basis a newer form of psychotherapy. This approach to psychotherapy is now popularly named Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), cognitiveŽ meaning thinking.Ž In CBT, the therapist assists patients in identifying the thoughts or beliefs underlying their unhappiness, then in examining their validity and “ nally in replacing the problematic thoughts or beliefs with ones that are more appropriate. Additionally, the patient is given homeworkŽ assignments to test-outŽ new ways of thinking and behaving, which are designed to lead to positive changes. Of course, the maturity, personality and artful skill of the therapist are an important ingredient to this process. CBT is becoming a more and more popular approach to helping people as psychological research continues to show its e ectiveness with a wide variety of personal di culties. It also helps patients to avoid continually having to dredge-up and rehash painful feelings, which is often the case in some other forms of psychotherapy. For additional information, please contact DocWHE@aol. com.Start Here. Go Anywhere.October is teen time at the Mandarin area libraries!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library cations or to use when applying for jobs. Snacks will be provided by Publix. Please call ahead to reserve a spot at 2886385. The course is for teens ages 12 to 18 only. Dont forget that the South Mandarin TAAG/ Teen Advisory Board is meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Teens ages 12 and older can meet for crafts, book talking, program planning and refreshments. You can now schedule an appointment with the eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman every other Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. beginning on October 9 at the Mandarin Branch Library. Peretzman will provide expert assistance with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media, job searches and more. She will continue with the computer training classes on Thursday mornings at the Mandarin Branch Library beginning with Introducing Zinio … eMagazines, a new computer training class on October 3. Join Peretzman for a hands-on presentation of Zinio, the new eMagazine o ering from the Jacksonville Public Library. You will learn how to set up an account and how to start borrowing eMagazines. (Devices1, Download1, Topics1). On October 10, she will focus on Microsoft Word 2010 where you will learn to create, edit, save and print documents. Instruction includes formatting text, cut, copy, paste and using spelling and grammar tools. On October 17, discover the free eBooks that await you in the OverDrive database. Round out the month with Computer Basics on October 24 where you will learn the main parts of a computer as well as how to use the Start Menu, WordPad, Notepad and other Windows features. You will also learn to re-size windows, learn about “ les and folders, icons and scrolling. All classes will be held in the Conference Room from 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For a complete schedule of the E Library Specialist Training classes and services being o ered at the Mandarin Branch Library, please call 262-5201 or check out the librarys website at http://www.jaxpubliclibrary. org. On a personal note, I want to tell you about my mother. My mother was a librarian for more than 60 years. She certainly inspired me to become a librarian. Reading is one of the great loves of my mothers life. She introduced me to the world of reading and her love and respect for the written word. My mother is now 97 years old and is legally blind and has severe arthritis in her hands. She can no longer read or even hold a book. One of the joys of my childhood was having my mother read to me. Now it is my turn to share that joy and love of reading with my mother. Congratulations to Library Assistant Robert Moseley, who oversees the circulation desk and acash handling at the Mandarin Branch Library, for receiving a JPL Innovator Award. For an hour each day, we sit down together and I read to her. It is our time together. We are currently reading Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick. I would encourage all of you to share your love of reading and take the time to read together with your parents and grandparents. It is certainly time well spent.got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Determining the value of their service or product is advised by this publication. In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.located at 1332 Veterans Parkway in NW St. John County. For more information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. 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. Music under the OaksŽ acoustic jam session will be held on October 27. Bring your acoustic instrument and come on out to the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for an open jam in the front Whats New cont from pg. 5yard of the museum. If its been awhile since youve played, dont worry … dust o that instrument and join right in. If the weather is cold or rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. Overeaters Anonymous meets on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church, West Campus, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For more information, please call 642-9959. A presentation by James Taylor, coordinator of the UNF Environmental Center and chair of the UNF Sustainability Committee, will be hosted by Sierra Club Northeast Group on Monday, October 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard, West. The UNF Environmental Centers mission is to establish, develop and support cross-disciplinary education and research related to the environment. The presentation will highlight what the University of North Florida is doing in regards to campus sustainability. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land“ ll. For additional information, please call Janet Larson at 247-1876. The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society will meet on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Regional Library, located at 3330 Kori Road. Speaker Connie Bradshaw, certi“ ed legacy advisor, will present The Living Legacy Project, Preserving Life Stories.Ž This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please email president@sgesjax.org or call 778-1000. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Remaining dates for 2013 are October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 15 and December 22. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the “ rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. Are you troubled by 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.Place your community events on our online calendar...FREE! mandarinnewsline.com Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan is pleased to announce a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics that will allow Florida-born citizens to obtain a certi“ ed copy of their birth certi“ cate at the Tax Collectors Gateway branch, located at 910 West 44th Street. This partnership adds another level of convenience for our customers who need a certi“ ed copy of their birth Mandarin o ce to o er them later this yearFlorida birth certi cates now available at Tax Collectors Gateway branchcerti“ cate to obtain their Real ID compliant Drivers License or ID card,Ž Corrigan said. Individuals who were born in Florida and have valid identi“ cation for proof of identity will be able to purchase a certi“ ed copy of their birth certi“ cate at the Tax Collectors o ce for $12 per person plus a $6.25 service fee. Florida birth certi“ cates will continue to be o ered at the Duval County Health Department located at 900 University Boulevard North. While the Tax Collectors Gateway branch is currently the only location o ering birth certi“ cates, ultimately all nine Tax Collector locations will o er the service. The Mandarin and Cedar Hills branches are scheduled to come on-line later this year. For more information, please visit www.coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@coj.net or call 630-1916.

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Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Would you like to have extra spending money? Would you like to make your own working schedule in order to have more time for family, hobbies or other interests? I am currently seeking hard working, self-motivated individuals to Join My Team. Please contact me at OrganizeU@mangocats.com or https://www.mythirtyone.com/Autism/ -for more information. Serious inquiries need only apply. Lorraine Inman Independent Director of Thirty-One Gifts Maintenance Technician -Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, a premier Ice Skating and Sportsplex facility, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to provide overall care of facility grounds, building, systems and vehicle. HS diploma +2 yrs of related experience required. Excellent communications skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment required. Nights/Weekends/ Holidays may be required. Wages based on exp. plus bene ts. Please e-mail resume to: hr@ jaxiceandsportsplex.com. FT/PT help wanted. Chiropractic assistant. Fax resume to 683-4378 Brooks Rehab Hospital seeking full time RN Charge Nurse. BI/Peds Unit. 3-11pm. For more info please call 904-694-4139. Brooks Rehab is seeking full time IT Team members for corporate of ce. Positions include: Security Specialist, System Developer and Systems Engineer. For more info 904-694-1198. Brooks Home Care Advantage is seeking RN Case Managers to join our team! Travel and Phone reimbursement offered. For more information, please contact 904-694-4139. Brooks Rehab is seeking a IT Program Manager (PMP preferred). 4yrs exp preferred. For more information, please call 904-694-1198. Brooks Rehab is seeking licensed CNAs for their brand new Bartram Green House Residences (Assisted Living). 5+yrs strongly preferred. Must be passionate about promoting a high quality of life in a home environment for elders requiring memory care. The primary purpose of this position is to protect, sustain, and nurture elders by providing assistance with activities of daily living and meeting other needs as required. Responsibilities will include cooking, laundry, and housekeeping. For more info: https://brookshealthcareers.silkroad.com/ HELP WANTED CLEANERS & SUPERVISORS NEEDED Evening Weekday & Weekend Shifts Available. PART-TIME ONLY Must be dependable & hardworking. Apply: WWW. ENVIRONMENTCONTROL.COM Wanted experienced concrete worker. Must have form to nish experience and transportation. Call 904-838-1836 Wanted barber with clientele contact Cindy at cynthiamaule@bellsouth.net Wanted Part-time third year College Accounting major who wants to demonstrate knowledge on Quickbooks, tax software and general business knowledge. Send resume to bob@reburkecpa.com Maintenance Technician -Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, a premier Ice Skating and Sportsplex facility, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to provide overall care of facility, building, systems and vehicle. HS diploma +2 yrs of related experience required. Excellent communications skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment required. Nights/Weekends/Holidays may be required. Compensation based on experience. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex. com. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for Happy, Energetic Part Time help to enhance our Public Sessions and Birthday Party experiences. Skate Guards must be a strong ice skater. Birthday Hostesses are hourly plus TIPS. No Experience necessary, we will train you. Both must work well with children and adults. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex.com. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for a Food Court Manager -3+ years' experience in food and beverage, cash handling and customer service. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Would be responsible for Supervising food court staff, maintaining/replenishing food inventory, Maintain stock in vending machines. Demonstrate the ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner. Must be available to work Tues night, Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. This is a part-time position with about 20-25hrs per week. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex.com. Mandarin barber/salon looking for stylist with clientele. Reasonable rent, clean, friendly shop. Call 904-260-7071. Part-time Position10-15 hours per week. Billing/AR Clerk/Data Entry must be pro cient in EXCEL, OUTLOOK, Peachtree-Sage 50. Email resumes to publisher@rtpublishing.com. EZ Pack & PostP 904.683.8738 | F 904.683.8957www.ezpackandpost.com 10503 San Jose Blvd., Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32257 Through a partnership with the Edward Waters Colleges Young College Explorer Summer Camp and a donation from Safe Kids of Northeast Florida, Swimming Safari Swim School was able to provide free lessons to at-risk teens as a part of their camp curriculum. Thanks to support from the City of Jacksonville, we were able to hold the lessons at the Eugene Butler Middle School pool. To attend this camp, the parents of the children had to provide documentation that they were quali“ ed for their program. Our program consisted of lessons two days a week for “ ve weeks across June and July. In total, 52 children ranging in age from 12 to 17 were able to participate in lessons. The “ rst day of swim lessons consisted of each student performing a swim test in order to assess each childs individual needs. Of the 52 children tested, 10 were found to be non-swimmers. The remaining 42 students skill levels ranged from novice to intermediate. After speaking with the children and their counselors we realized the students were over-con“ dent in their belief of their swimming ability. Realizing this, our goal was to improve the students endurance, technique and teach them safety skills should they “ nd themselves in a dangerous situation. We designed a swim team style lesson plan, which focused on learning to tread water, ” oating on their backs and proper freestyle breathing techniques. During the last week of lessons we administered another swim test to assess each childs improvement. We are very happy to report that all of our non-swimmers now have the ability to swim short distances independently and ” oat on their backs. We had a few of our non-swimmers graduate into the more advance group. Our more advanced swimmers all showed dramatic improvement and were able to demonstrate several water safety skills. From July 29 through August 2, Swimming Safari Swim School worked with the very special children at Great Strides Rehabilitation in Mandarin for two hours a day on learning to swim and receiving comfort from a water experience. Swimming Safari Swim School provided two to three instructors daily who worked with each assistant and the children in helping them become more comfortable and improve their swimming and survival skills.Free swimming lessons provided for those in needBy Contributing Writer Joani Maskell, President, Swimming Safari Swim School ANDY ON CALLRepai r an d Remo d eling ~ Pricing by the jobnot by the hour ~ Call about FREE Window Cleaning FREE ESTIMATES 213-8701Lic. #CRC1330545

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Some of our plants that have struggled in the heat look almost crisper and greener and autumn begins to change the color palette yet again. In response to shortening daylight hours, trees start their slow transition to winter. Weve all had that uhohŽ moment when we realize that some inopportune occurrence has radically changed our plans. It may ” ash through your awareness just as you fall into the water. The change could have been unforeseen or a result of your own inglorious choice of action. As a boat operator you are in charge. That implies many tasks to assure the safety of yourself, passengers, your craft, others you meet on the water, property your vessel affects and marine life. Experience helps, but does not trump the unforeseen. In Pinellas County in April, two persons enjoying a day on the Gulf were returning through a pass when the operator stopped the vessel to check an engine malfunction. He put the vessel in neutral, set the anchor, then walked to the stern and stood on the transom near the engine. He lost his balance, fell overboard and was unable to grab a line thrown to him. Neither directions nor the passengers e orts were e ective and an otherwise competent boater was lost in the current. Had he worn a life preserver, there likely would be no incident for us to United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateUh-oh!By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8contemplate. Poor choices happen. At a July outing on a Polk County lake two boys, 10 and nine years old and a 31-year-old man were being pulled on an inner tube by a jet ski. The 28-year-old operator made a turn and the tube crashed into a wooden boat dock. The 10-yearold didnt make it, the 31-yearold was in critical condition and the 9-year-old was stable. The point is, you cant plan or avoid every circumstance that a ects your boating excursion. Current, weather change, other operators, malfunction and poor choices are all possibilities. They are best dealt with through building your boating knowledge, experience and preparation. Wearing a life preserver all the time gives you an edge to avoid the consequences of many unforeseen events. Especially if you are the operator, your safety may also be crucial to that of your passengers. Learn more from experienced operators through courses such as that presented by the Auxiliary at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. For the next class on October 19, please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place or for other possibilities. GardeningFall is full of promiseBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Photosynthesis requires sunlight and adequate water to process energy and as both become less available, deciduous trees can no longer support their green canopies. The process begins with the connection between the actual leaf stem and the tree … the formation of the abscission layer stops the ” ow of energy to and from the leaves. If you want to know more about the science, check out the National Arboretum website: www.usna.usda. gov/PhotoGallery/FallFoliage/ ScienceFallColor.html. Sadly the South is not known for its colorful fall, but there are trees, shrubs and vines we can use to add to our chances of a beautiful season. Much depends on rainfall and temperatures, so a plant that disappoints one year could dazzle the next. For reds, try Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, but keep it under control. Shrubs include hearts a bustin, Euonymus americana; Virginia sweetspire, Itea virginica ; red chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia and oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. The bald cypress is one of my favorite trees, with its bold rusty display. Trees with potential to enthrall include sassafras, Sassafras albidum; sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum and Shumard oak, Quercus shumardii. And dont forget the crape myrtle; some cultivars exhibit beautiful fall color. Do your research to ensure that the plants you like will grow well in the site you have in mind … right plant, right place. Fall is a good time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees alike, although it is often a drier season, so pay attention to your new plants and ensure they dont su er from lack of water. Over the winter they will be establishing themselves, concentrating growth in their root systems, and come spring will be ready to burst into new life. Another fall bonus is the abundance of fruits and seeds in the landscape. The hollies are a good example, but if youre buying make sure to choose one which already has berries. This will be a female and unlike the male will reliably produce berries from year to year! They need male trees nearby to fertilize their ” owers, but in an urban landscape that is well treed its likely that there is a suitable mate nearby. To be sure of success, the nursery will advise you which male tree is suitable and you only need plant one for a number of females. The bees should see to the rest. The latest New Leaf is available … full of timely tips as Ive mentioned before and is particularly useful for those planting a fall vegetable garden. http:// duval.ifas.u” .edu/documents/ nleafSeptemberOctober.pdf. If you need a paper version, please call the Extension Service at 255-7450 and ask to speak to a Master Gardener who will be happy to oblige. An invitation to everyone in America to take time out to treat themselves to a unique pleasure: reading a good book. For more information, browse www. nationalbook. org. October is....National Book Month

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € October 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens Bl indsBudgetThe Best in Custom Blinds and Window Coverings Call Today for a FREE In-Home Consultation904-268-7080www.BudgetBlinds.com The Orlando Magic will play its “ rst preseason game of 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. Its the “ rst preseason NBA game that will be played in Jacksonville since 2009. The Magics opponent for this game is the New Orleans Pelicans. This team formerly known as the Hornets features former number one overall pick Anthony Davis along with Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holliday and Tyreke Evans. Orlando features the second overall pick in this past summers NBA Draft, Victor Oladipo along with Jameer Nelson, Aaron A alo and Glen Davis. Ticket prices for this game start at $15. The Jaguars have two home games during the month of October, although one of those home games will be played in London. After road games in St. Louis (October 6) and Denver (October 13), the Jaguars will host the Chargers at EverBank Field on Sunday October 20. The following Sunday, the Jaguars travel to London to face the 49ers in what will be the “ rst of four home gamesŽ to be played in London in the next four seasons. The Gators football team has just one home game in October. They host Arkansas on October 5 and then travel to LSU on October 12 and Missouri on October 19. The Gators have a bye week in the last weekend of October which will give them an extra week to prepare for the annual showdown against Georgia in Jacksonville on November 2. Perhaps Florida States most challenging game of the season will come on October 19 when the Seminoles visit Clemson. Mandarin High Schools fall sports teams have had a great start to the season. There are lots of changes surrounding MHS football this MHS Sports RoundupMustangs start the fall season strong By Hazel Odell, MHS StudentLocal Sports UpdateNBA comes to Jax for one night in OctoberBy Chad CushnirFSU will have a bye week before that game. They begin the month with a home game against Maryland on October 5 and they end the month with a home game against NC State on October 26. Finally, the only home game on the JU football teams schedule is on October 26. Its homecoming on that day as the Dolphins host Davidson. year. The team has a new coach, Brian Braddock, who was formerly an assistant football coach at St. Augustine High School. The varsity football team kicked o the season with a home game vs. Terry Parker on August 30. They won 43-0. Their second game was against Wolfson on September 6 and they won 48-0. The Lady Mustangs have had a strong start to the volleyball season with four wins against Englewood, Atlantic Coast, Paxon and Ocala West Port. The boys and girls crosscountry teams have also had a promising start to the season. Their “ rst meet was the Spikes and Spurs Classic, which was held on August 31 at the Flagler County Fairgrounds and Recreational Area. The boys won, beating Flagler Palm Coast, Creekside, Bartram Trail and Buchholz by more than 49 points. The girls came in second to Creekside High school.Both the boys and girls teams beat Englewood and Sandalwood at a home meet on September 3. They also won the Lecanto Invitational on September 7. MHS was featured on Good Morning JacksonvilleŽ on August 30, the morning of their pep rally and game against Terry Parker. The pep rally featured all of the fall sports teams, the cheerleaders, leadership and the Mustang Band. It looks like the Mustangs are going to have an exciting season! Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate in this Town Hall meeting about the budget for Duval County Public Schools. Town Hall MeetingsMandarin High School: October 3 € 6:00 p.m. Atlantic Coast High School: October 24 € 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp will be opening on Monday, October 7 at the Shoppes of Mandarin, which is located just north of Interstate 295. Fit Body Boot Camp is an indoor “ tness facility that will o er 30-minute, high-intensity group “ tness classes. Each class will e ectively work the entire body by using a speci“ c workout method that focuses on core, strength training and cardio. Former Harlem Globetrotter and Jacksonville Giants basketball player, Alexander Wright, Jr., will be one of two professional, certi“ ed trainers on sta Classes will be available Monday through Saturday in the mornings and evening classes will Fitness boot camp opensbe available Monday through Thursday. We are very excited to offer this type of group training in Jacksonville. Fit Body Boot Camp delivers outstanding results through e ective workouts, ongoing nutrition counseling and other client programs. We promise to change the lives of those that are willing to make the commitment to get their health back on track with us,Ž said Billie Young, owner and operator of Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp. Everyone is invited to try Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine € October 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com A L F FESTIVAL& CHILI COOK-OFF MANDARIN17th Annual IVA L L L L L L L L L L L L L L IV V A IV VA A A L L AL L WIN!!!! $500 For Best In Show!Presented By ... GOLD SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS Atlantic Shores Realty of Jacksonville To see how you can particpate call Mark Goldwich at 904-406-7232 of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Joseph’s Church Proceeds benet.... Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund Presented B y .. y DONT WAIT! Get a Real Visit from Santa!Book by End of October Featuring a Real Bearded Santa Corporate Events Home Visits Charity Events Sleigh Phone: 904-318-9052 Toy Shop Phone: 904-240-0577 www.“rstcoastsanta.com “rstcoastsanta@gmail.com Book by E B Celebrating 25 years of excellence! (904) 737-4626 www.jaxbraces.com Offer limited to new patients. Offer must be used during October 2013. No other discounts or offers may be combined with this offer. Call now for our October Specials! Complimentary whitening with the completion of treatment and free consultation. Gene R. Patch, D.M.D is pleased to welcome his son, Michael E. Patch, D.D.S. to his dental practice. We offer a full-range of dental care, including: whitening veneers and crowns Conveniently located off I-295 The corner of 10609 Old St. Augustine Rd. and Hood Rd. Suite 3 904-268-1331 | Patchdentistry.com We welcome new patients. Please call today for an appointment. Recently Florida Friendly Landscape signs have been pop-Mandarin Garden Club seasonal newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann Sondra Resnikoff next to an outstanding example of a Firespike, one of the many hummingbird/butter y attracting plants in her garden.ping up in our communitys most beautiful and environmentally friendly yards. Now Sondra Resniko s Mandarin garden has been awarded the highly sought after honor too. The Florida Friendly Landscape award is presented by the University of Florida Extension, Florida Yards and Neighborhood Program. This award, complete with yard sign, goes to individuals who ful“ ll the following nine requirements: Right Plant, Right Place; Water Ef“ ciently; Fertilize Appropriately; Mulch; Attract Wildlife; Manage Yard Pests Responsibly; Recycle; and Reduce Storm Water Runo and Protect the Waterfront. If you are interested in applying for the FYN award, please contact the Duval Extension O ce at 255-7450 or http://duval. ifas.u” .edu. Click on Lawn and Garden then Florida Yards and Neighborhoods. Resniko s Florida Friendly Landscape front entrance is all a-” urry with gobs of Gulf Fritillary butter” ies enjoying the passion vine strategically placed to greet visitors. The pristine ” owerbeds that ” ank the house from the street all the way to the back property line are bursting with vibrantly colored perennials and antique roses. Hummingbirds and several di erent types of butter” ies are frequent guests. Since Resniko s front yard is very sunny and her backyard has much more shade, the Florida Friendly Landscaping principal of Right Plant, Right Place has proven very important. Before joining the Mandarin Garden Club some 10 years ago, Resniko considered herself a sporadic gardener. That was pre-retirement when she worked full-time as a registered nurse. The Live Oak Circle at the garden club was the perfect “ t for her since that group meets in the evenings speci“ cally to accommodate the busy schedules of women and men who work during the day. Resniko says she learned so much more about gardening after joining the garden club. She saw other members gardens and saw other peoples interests that sparked her interest. Being part of the garden club has elevated Resniko s desire to work in her garden and try di erent plants. She learned so much from the wide variety of guest speakers at the monthly garden club meetings. Also, Resniko appreciates the advice and guidance she has received from the helpful Master Gardeners who are club members. Many of the right plants that are in the right places in Resniko s garden came from the generous and lively plant swaps each month at the Live Oak Circle meetings. Resniko is quick to acknowledge she could not get everything done in her garden without her wonderful gardening helper, Ben. Congratulations to Sondra Resniko for her Florida Friendly Landscape! Mark your calendar for the October special events at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road: October 5, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.: Trash To Treasure Garage Sale October 17, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon: Colors of Fall from Door to the Table. Learn new ideas for the home and kitchen in the spirit of fall. Meeting will be followed by a potluck luncheon. A few openings are still available for outside vendors for the November 9 Mandarin Garden Club fourth annual Craft Fair. Sorry, all inside spaces have already been reserved. Please contact stampthompson@aol. com or 268-1192 for additional information. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please see our website at www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. Everyone is welcome at the Mandarin Garden Club! Mandarin Town Hall MeetingHosted by Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg with guest Florida State Senator Aaron BeanThursday, October 24 6:00 p.m. Loretto Elementary School

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THE ROAR also launched their search for Junior ROAR from every London borough, with the chance to dance with the worldfamous cheerleaders at the Jaguars tailgate party at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 27. This years halftime show for the Mandarin High School band is The Car Men,Ž a modernized rendition of the opera Carmen. This display highlights the musical and marching talent that this band has embodied after many hours of practice together. The Car MenŽ has many parts in the music that require much work on technique and hours of pounding out runs, rhythms and countless counting to create perfection. What makes this show different from previous Mandarin High performances? Nikki Hargrove replied, Well “ rst of all, the fact that we have so much put out already, farther than any year before, but we also can have so much fun with this show. There are so many spots in the music and drill that we can put little things between the brass and woodwinds that just make it so much fun to play the parts.Ž This 124 member band is highlighted by the talented and dedicated color guard; they add the ” ourish of color with their ” ags and surprise the audience with a dancing solo. The brass adds the authentic ” air so prevalent in the original opera. October is full of Friday night games and Saturday competitions, which makes the band that much better. Friday nights are fun, enthusiastic and energetic. It is their job, as the band, to entertain and energize the fans and football team. I really enjoy being able to support the great football MHS Band updateBy Contributing Writers Brooke Sapolsky and Levana Osher team the Mustangs have put on the “ eld this year,Ž says Mark McCain. While Friday night football games are full of fun and laughter, competitions are where the band gets to show o all of its hard work and leave their hearts on the “ eld. Mckynzie Eldridge said, No matter how we do at competitions, we get a good experience and feedback on what to work on and prepare for our “ nal performance and have fun.Ž October is the prime month for the marching band and they will be out on the “ eld or cheering on the team every chance they get. These competitions are open to the public and the band hopes that you will come and support the band! Competition dates and places include Saturday, October 12: The Space Coast Classic in Merritt Island; Saturday October 19: First Coast Marching Invitational at Nease High School; Saturday, October 26: Seaside Invitational at Fletcher High School; and Saturday, November 9: District Marching MPA at Fletcher High School. Hope to see you there! In order to pull o such a production, the band depends on the support of the band boosters. These volunteers support the band in many ways such as hemming uniforms, chaperoning, hauling equipment and serving customers at the concession stand on game day. The band is under the direction of Pam Cha n, who has been teaching for 17 years. She is currently in her sixth year as the director of bands at Mandarin High School. Cha n holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Tennessee. When the band takes the “ eld, they are under the marching direction of second year drum majors Bailey Peacock and Mikyla Hall. Please check out the bands new website for all band news at mandarinband.com. Along with the schedule, this site has some great pictures of the band in action too. Check it out!Drum Majors Mikyla Hall and Bailey Peacock Appearing in this issue and the November issue! 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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 8, Issue 1 October 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 The Sheriff Reports Page 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the CouncilmemberPage 7 From the Florida House Page 8 Tax Collector relocates Page 9 Political Commentary Page 10 JEA ef ciency tips Page 12 American Heritage GirlsPage 14 MHS Happenings Page 16 Senior NewsLine Mandarin AARP ClubPage 19 Faith News Page 20 Cold & u season Page 21 Mandarin Libraries Page 23 Community Marketplace Job FinderPage 24 Gardening Page 25 Sports Page 27 MHS Band Cher ChezA Family Salonwww.SalonCherchez.com Celebrating 8 years! Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919 Mandarin High School will be hosting its second annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 24 from 11:30 a.m. until completion at approximately 1:00 p.m. The parade will start at the Palmetto Leaves Regional Park and travel west on Greenland Road to Mandarin High School. To accommodate the parade, the City of Jackson-On Friday, September 6, the Travel Group of the Mandarin Womens Club drove downtown for a day of enlightenment and enjoyment. First stop was the Clara White Mission at 613 West Ashley Street where we were de nitely enlightened. We learned it was founded in 1904 as a soup kitchen by Dr. Eartha White and named in memory of her mother. Dr. White was a nationally known humanitarian responsible for the development of myriad social programs serving the dis-Are you looking for inexpensive entertainment but are apprehensive about square dancings, ahem, square image? Dont like hanging out in bars to meet new people? Do you crave a mental challenge? Well, square dancing with the Mandarin Marauders just might be for you! Square dancers come from all walks of life and all ages. There is no alcohol served at the dances and square dancing burns about 300 calories per hourjust enough to warrant a piece of pie or cake between sets of dances called tips. Back around the turn of the century, square dancing almost died out completely. It was revived largely due to the e orts of Henry Ford, who staged weekly dances at Green eld Village, his sprawling outdoor museum of Americana. World War II Meet the Mandarin MauradersSquare dancing is all about fun!By Contributing Writer Mary Lewis, Mandarin MaraudersRoad closure to accommodate eventHomecoming parade a new tradition in second year at MHSBy Karl Kennell ville will be closing Greenland Road westbound from Palmetto Leaves Park to Mandarin High School from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Mandarin High School PTSA member Doug Stovall states that the school is aware that this years parade may cause some inconvenience to those using Greenland Road on the day of the parade; however, they want to make everyone aware of this years parade schedule early enough so accommodations may be made. And of course everyone at the high school would be delighted to have a large showing of parents and neighbors along the parade route to show their support. Last years parade was such a great success and great fun for all the students that the Mandarin High School PTSA decided to sponsor another parade this year in hopes of turning this well-received event into an annual tradition for the Mighty Mustangs of Mandarin High School. Once again this year the community of Mandarin will have the opportunity to watch some of the over 2,800 students of Mandarin High School show their school spirit and demonstrate how they are involved as citizens of the community. Most likely this year the parade will feature many of last years participants. Last year the Our newest dancers, Mark and Jeanne.made for more lean times, but square dancing boomed again in the post-war years. The eventual development of the portable public address system and phonograph records (and now laptop computers) made square dancing even more attractive and accessible. The short, petticoat-laden dance out t is no longer required. Some continue to wear it, but most now wear prairie skirts or casual attire. Comfy shoes are Travel group visits downtownBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed Lunch at Claras at the Cathedraladvantaged of Northeast Florida. Her mission quickly expanded to include a senior citizen center, a tubercular hospital, an orphanage, programs for delinquent youth, employment training, a recreational park for the underprivileged, an alcohol recovery program and housing for veterans and the homeless. Most of us had heard of the Mission but had no idea just how many di erent programs they still have going. We knew of their culinary arts program as we were having lunch at Claras at the Cathedral and have a contract for them to cater our Christmas party in December. But according to CEO/President JuCoby Pittman, they also have a janitorial training program, a veterans center, a daily feeding program for the homeless and now have White Harvest Farms at 4580 Moncrief Road, an 11.5 acre tract being developed as a farm, farmers market and vocational training Mandarin Womens Club cont. on pg. 15Homecoming Parade cont. on pg. 14 Mandarin Marauders cont. on pg. 9Cheerleaders assemble before the 2012 Homecoming Parade.

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As an introduction to square dancing for those interested in learning, the Mandarin Marauders will host a Nifty Fifties Open House, featuring ice cream sundaes, on Thursday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a second Open House on Thursday, October 10. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips, led by Bev and George Treiber. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388. The Fresh Market Fall Wine Gala to bene t the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Enjoy wine, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and other hors doeuvres as well as distinctive cheeses and up to a 15 percent discount on wine purchases at this wine tasting event. For tickets and more information, please visit www.mandarinmuseum.net. The October general meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be a trunk show of quilts by Lori Etzler. Visitors are welcome. For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will hold the October 16 meeting at the Mandarin Ramada Inn beginning at 10:30 a.m. Julie Terrazzano, who worked in the medical community in Northeast Florida area for 20 years, will present the program following the luncheon. Terrazzano is presently the executive director of the Donna Foundation. She and Donna Deegan have been friends since grade school. She is very devoted to the mission, being close to Donna and having had family with cancer. The ladies are looking forward to an informative program. The cost of the lunch is $15.50 For reservation, please call 262-8719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. 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 Italian American Club will once again celebrate our annual Festa Italiana on Friday evening, October 18 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 20 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. We will have our delicious homemade food, desserts and souvenirs, music, ra es and more. On Saturday, October 19 we will also have a petting zoo and pony rides for the children from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We welcome all our friends and neighbors in Jacksonville to come and enjoy our Italian hospitality! Be sure to mark your calendars. We will also feature take-outs on Sunday for all the football fans. 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Keyless or remote locking systems can malfunction from a low battery, leaving your vehicle unlocked. If your glove box locks independently of the door, lock it too. When using valet parking services, give the valet an ignition/door key only, not an entire key ring with other keys on it. Close windows and sun/ moon roof: Windows and sun/ moon roof (if equipped) allows a thief a quick and quiet way to enter your vehicle. Even a crack in the window makes the thiefs job so much easier. Your car is vulnerable to opportunistic thieves anywhereso close up and lock up, even in your own driveway. An important note: Northern Florida has very few days in the year where the temperature is mild enough during the day to leave an animal or human in the car, even with the windows down. It should go without saying: never leave an unattended child in a car and never leave any human or animal in an unventilated vehicle. You might be surprised just what thieves are looking for or what victims make easily available to them: rearms, portable personal entertainment systems, prescription drugs, Global Positioning Satellite Systems, credit cards, keys and remotes, checkbooks, electronic notebooks anything electronic, cameras, laptop computers, cell phones, compact discs/DVDs, aftermarket music systems, address books, receipts, purses, jewelry, money even loose change, jackets, gym bags and sports equipment, luggage, garage door openers, briefcases and anything with your personal information or ID. It is important to take care when you park your vehicle. Thieves are looking for vehicles they can enter with the least possibility of someone witnessing the crime or alerting authorities. You may think your garage or the driveway at your home is the safest place to park your car, but if you keep valuables in it and your car is unlocked or the garage door is left open, you are just as vulnerable as anywhere else. Here are other important factors to consider: Dont: Dont leave a rearm in your car overnight. Dont park where others cannot see your vehicle, such as behind buildings, shrubbery, landscaping berms or larger vehicles/trucks. Dont park in all-day unattended parking areas. Do: Do park in welllit areas. Do park where your vehicle is visible to others. Do verify that your vehicles windows are up all the way and the doors are locked before leaving the vehicle. Do join a Neighborhood and/ or Business Watch group(s) Mark valuables with your drivers license number Record your VIN number Use anti-theft devices anything that slow the thief down or makes noise is good. If you have to give your car key out, give the ignition and door key only. Do not have a key ring with your name on it. Have your license tag number handy the glove box is not the safest place to store important information about your car such as insurance, title and tag. A secure le (in the home or on a computer) is best. Auto burglary is a Crime of Opportunity. Thieves can easily enter a vehicle, often sight unseen. Increasingly, thieves are using personal and nancial information stolen from vehicles to commit identity theft. An average of 5,300 auto burglaries occur each year. The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is dedicated to providing crime prevention strategies for all of our citizens. Recently, in one rash of auto break-ins in one police patrol zone, reports showed that of the 27 cars burglarized, 24 of them were unlocked! The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce has many informational brochures on our website at www.jaxsheri .org under Community Education Brochures. They are free and can all be downloaded and printed out for friends and family members, church or civic groups, scouts or anyone. Thank you and stay safe!Practice some T-L-C and prevent automobile burglaries Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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We are the second largest employer in Duval County with over 14,000 employees and we are the 20th largest school district in the nation with over 125,000 children. If we calculated our tuition cost like a private school would, our tuition cost would roughly average $13,500 per child per year. Thats a lot School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 of money and to me it is very important how we spend it. Why am I so focused on how we spend your tax dollars? Well rst o because the money belongs to you, the public. More speci cally with education, the evidence is overwhelming: its not that the bureaucracy doesnt have enough overall resources, its that it hasnt been spending them according to whats in the best interest of children. Unfortunately, in education, the desire of adults has been getting in the way of the needs of our children. I am committed to doing everything within my power to make sure our children get a higher quality education and that means spending every penny in a child-centric way. We utilized a zero-based budgeting method. We required each department and o ce to justify their budget line by line, dollar by dollar. What did the zero-based budgeting allow us to do? We cut about 10 percent please call the Mandarin Branch Library at 262-5201. The Ramsgate Homeowners Association will once again be among those who observe and participate in the National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday, October 1. Sponsored locally by the JSO, this national event is planned activities designed to strengthen each neighborout of our district overhead budget and we realigned our general fund expenditures so that about 85 percent of those resources went directly to our schools. What does that enable us to do for our schools? Every child in elementary and middle school will have art, music and P.E. this year. That was not the case last year. We increased the number reading and math coaches to improve subject pro ciency. We expanded career and technical training, giving kids more options for industry certi cations. We expanded foreign language exposure in elementary and middle schools. In fact this year, Mandarin Oaks Elementary will o er Mandarin Chinese. We increased support for ESE and special needs instruction. We extended learning opportunities for students through Saturday school and weekday evening classes. We put a security guard at each school this year to address safety concerns. We created a school-based Dean of Discipline position to help address discipline issues. At the district level: We increased school choice options by opening new magnet programs and aggressively approving new charter schools applications. We are restored magnet school transportation. We ended the budget practice of spending one-time money on recurring annual expenditures. We restored after school transportation to promote participation in athletics and clubs. We reduced bus pickup distance from 2.0 to 1.5 miles to improve child safety We created a deeper partnership with Teach For America and Big Brothers Big Sisters. We created a segmented reserve fund that sets aside 3 percent, which is unusable as required by the state and then sets aside an additional 4 percent, which we are able to use for emergencies or economic shortfalls. Finally, if you would like to hear more about the School Board budget, please join me at Mandarin High School on October 3 at 6:00 p.m. or at Atlantic Coast High School on October 24 at 6:00 p.m. where I will be hosting a town hall to discuss the budget. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at FischerJ@DuvalSchools.org or 390-2372. hood, increase crime prevention awareness, police/neighborhood relationships and increase support and participation in neighborhood watch programs run by local law enforcement. The RHA will be holding an ice cream social that evening with JSO o cers invited to attend and speak informally with neighbors. Previously held in August, the JSO shifted this event to October starting in 2012 in hopes of milder weather for participants. For further information on National Night Out, please contact the JSO Community Affairs O ce at 630-2160. The Mandarin Community Club will observe Veterans Day with a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday, November 10.The public is invited to this event scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial located within the Billard Park, located at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please visit their website, mandarincommunityclub.org The Mandarin Garden Club annual Trash to Treasure Garage Sale will be held on October 5 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the garden club located at 2892 Loretto Road. The clubhouse will be lled with household items, sporting goods, crafting supplies, electronics, tools, toys, furniture, linens and jewelry. After shopping, be sure to take a few moments to enjoy the beautiful gardens behind the clubhouse. The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eyeglasses, sunglasses and cases donated to the Lions Club; cell phones and accessories donated to the Duval County 4-H; and nonperishable unexpired food items and toiletries donated to the Mandarin Food Bank. Donated ink cartridges will be used to purchase Mandarin Garden Club o ce supplies. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please see our website, www.mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. The Mandarin Womens Club speaker for their luncheon on Thursday, October 24 will be Dr. Genie James, author, speaker, business owner and activist for womens and girls health. She has enjoyed a 30year career and is currently CEO of Randolph Medical Enterprises and owner of The Natural Pharmacy in Jacksonville Beach. The luncheon, which costs $16 per person for members or nonmembers, is at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin, with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday, October 17. For information about the club and how to join, please call Diane at 880-5354. Fall into great reading and enjoy the programs at South Mandarin Library! New members for the Friends of the Mandarin South Library are always welcome; please email friendsmandarinsouthlibrary@gmail. com for more information. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE invites all stay-at-home and part-time working moms living in 32258 to our Trunk or Treat Open House! Please come learn about the many bene ts of our club for you and your young children on Friday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans Park, Whats New cont from pg. 3 Whats New cont. on pg. 22

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value Mandarin News: Boy, are those new trash and recycling containers big! As with any change, there will be problems; but the bottom line is, they will save the city $1 million or more per year. How is that possible? For one, larger containers mean we will be able to recycle more. Recycling more saves the city in land ll fees ($45/ ton) and increases the revenue the city receives for recycled materialsan average of $17.50/ ton. In addition, the current contract with Waste Pro, our waste hauler, requires them to convert their diesel eet to more e cient and environmental friendly Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles. CNG is 60 percent per unit less expensive than diesel. This is important since we, the citizen taxpayers, are the ones who pay the fuel for these vehicles and the fuel savings to us is projected to be $1 million per year. So please be patient while we work out the kinks with the new system and by all means, recycle more! Also, if you feel the bins are too large for your needs, please call 630-CITY and request a smaller bin. Other good news for Mandarin is the possibility of additional funds in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budget to upgrade our parks in the coming year. Im all over it! Mandarin contributes much to the city co ers in property taxes and its time to see some of that money returned to our area. City Hall News: This years From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6budget season should be over by the time you read this article. As mentioned in previous articles, the mayor told all city departments to cut 14 percent of their budgets in order to avoid a tax increase for the citizens, but he then encouraged these same department heads to ask the city council to restore the funds. I found this to be disingenuous. Another disconcerting issue, and one that causes me constant concern, is the competence, or lack thereof, of the citys department heads. Some are very good and quali ed for their job, but many are political appointments who simply dont know what theyre doing. Should we the citizens be taxed because of their incompetence in running their departments? I think not. Finally, those political appointments do not end with city department heads. The mayor is at it again with the independent authorities. He just replaced the vice chairs at both the JPA and JTA with political appointments. The constant turmoil and lack of continuity, not to mention the loss of institutional knowledge, is extremely detrimental to these institutions. To sum it up, our city is lacking serious leadership from the mayors o ce. This is why it is so important that we elect o cials with management experience, people who are adept at leading and making the tough decisionspeople who know that in order for the city to function properly, they must surround themselves not with friends and relatives, but smart, hard-working individuals with proven track records. To discuss these issues, as well as any other, please join me for a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, October 24 at Loretto Elementary School at 6:00 p.m. Senator Aaron Bean will also be in attendance to answer any questions you may have regarding state issues. I hope to see you there. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. Cooler weather has arrived and with that the changes of the season have started to begin. Along with the changes in the season, our o ce is actively striving for changes in the elections o ce. Recently I acquired the o ce sta to tour One Imeson, the future site of the Elections Center Warehouse and Training Facility. One Imeson is the property to which I Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval Countyrecommended and City Council approved to relocate the Elections Center. The One Imeson property: $573,000 savings in rst year Total savings of $3.3 million over ten years Easily accessible from I-95, I-295 or Main Street Two thousand parking spaces Located on a city bus route Four loading docks for moving election equipment Exclusive use of secured loading docks One story building, maximizing e ciency One Imeson allows our of- ce the opportunity to continue to convey the voice of the people by providing fair, accurate and accessible elections with transparency and integrity. The move to One Imeson will be complete February 2014 with an Open House and tour of the new warehouse, call center and training facility. Although the Election Center will be moving to One Imeson, Early Voting will continue in the Gateway community for future Elections. With the cooler weather everyone wishes to be outside and so does our o ce. Our o ce will be kick starting our Connect with Us in 2014 campaign encouraging voters to become involved in the electoral process by working for us as a poll worker. In light of our Connect with Us campaign the outreach department is focused on voter awareness and education. In the month of October our o ce will be at participating in jury registration drives at the Duval County Courthouse on October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28. This is an opportunity for citizens to register to vote, update or change their address, signature or party af- liation. Our o ce will also have the privilege of registering new voters at the naturalization ceremony held at the Federal Your Voice, Your Vote cont. on pg. 7 got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Oct. 19 ~ 11-7pm2838 Westberry Road | Jacksonville, FL 32223 904-268-2882 | iacofjacksonville.comThe Italian American Club cordially invites you to attend . Now that summer is coming to an end, the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate will be heading back to Tallahassee for committee meetings. These meetings take place in clusters called committee weeks and the rst week started on September 23. There are a total of nine committee weeks, through the week of February 17, 2014. After all the committee weeks, the Regular Session convenes Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Each of 120 representatives From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16and 40 senators serve on a variety of committees and subcommittees. In the Florida House, I serve on the Appropriations Committee, Education Committee, Joint Legislative Budget Commission, Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on Gaming. I also serve as chair of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. As chairman of the Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, I have been tasked with overseeing the budgets concerning criminal and civil justice, from the courts to corrections, juvenile justice to the Attorney Generals O ce and from Con ict Counsel to the Parole Commission among other areas. Some of the budget issues my committee will face this year are increasing prison population and the de cits in the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice. Going into our rst committee week, our projected state revenues are continuing to head in a positive direction. The revised forecast 2014-15 has projected growth of nearly $1.15 billion (or 4.4 percent) over the revised 2013-14 estimates. The 2013 Session was my rst year since I was elected to the Florida House in 2007 that we did not have to cut the state budget due to de cits. The Florida Constitution requires the state to have a balanced budget and each year we have passed a budget that serves the critical needs of our state, without raising taxes. Committee weeks are also the start of a bills journey to becoming law. Each state representative is allowed to le up to six bills to be considered What started out as a dream to turn an eyesore into an asset is quickly becoming a nightmare. The 50-acre Sunbeam Land ll, closed in 1987, had a completed nine-hole golf course built on and around it when the real estate bubble burst. On August 2, 2008, the TimesUnion triumphantly reported that the course would be ready for public use November 1. This was good news to the area golfers who mourned the loss of Baymeadows Country Club when the course closed its doors forever in 2005 when builder D. R. Horton hoped to build homes on the property. It was good news to the City of Jacksonvilles Brown elds program turning a perceived blight into a gem that would improve the entire Mandarin area. It was good news for Mayor John Delaney who, along with several other dignitaries, showed up for the media event announcing the sale of the 225-acre parcel, located at 4502 Sunbeam Road by Waste Management to Jaxson Brown, LLC in 2002. A unique, ranchstyle condominium community, Edgewater at Sunbeam, designed for residents to age in place, was built adjacent to the proposed golf course with 134 homes. Sunbeam area residents and businesses were thrilled that the ugly mound was going to become a thing of pride for the entire city. A second community was planned adjacent to the proposed golf course that would be similar to Edgewater at Sunbeam, with the requirement that the developer would have to complete the golf course prior to beginning construction on the new homes. In 2008, Jacksonville, already reeling from the economic crash, experienced one of the worst hurricane seasons in recorded history. Delayed by torrential rain and ooding, the grand opening of the Sunbeam Hill Golf Course was delayed numerous times. Facing a disastrous economy, the bank nancing the project pulled funding in the fall of 2008, after over $3.5 million was put into construction. A St. Augustine-based developer, Alsop Properties, is now interested in building a single-family community on the property adjacent to the golf course. They are not interested in acquiring or completing the golf course. They announced plans to revise the Planned Unit Development (PUD) agreement with the City of Jacksonville that will allow them to acquire the buildable land and develop EditorialWhat has happened to the Sunbeam land ll?By Contributing Writer Penny Levyduring session. Each bill will then go through various policy or budget committees to nally make it to the House oor for a vote. At the same time, a Senate companion bill must move through the Senate committees before the approved House Bill can be sent to the Senate oor for a vote. If the bill is amended by the Senate, the bill is then returned to the House to be voted on again. This process only allows a small percentage of led bills to make it to becoming laws. If there is any legislation that you are interested in or if you would like to learn more about the bills I have led, please email me at charles. mcburney@my oridahouse.gov or you can call my Jacksonville o ce at 359-6090. a community without rst completing the golf course. While this may be viewed as good news for the local real estate market, by allowing the PUD to be modi ed, the city will guarantee that it receives the land ll for back property taxes. The lands value is in the buildable property that does not include the golf course. Because of the land ll and the liability that goes with it, the golf course has no value. Allowing Alsop Properties to strip the valuable land from the worthless land ll will guarantee that Jacksonville will have yet another, expensive closed land ll to maintain, further draining the citys already strained budget. Courthouse on October 31. As Supervisor of Elections, I encourage residents to review their information to make certain it is current and up to date with our o ce. Voter registration records are very important to maintain accuracy. To update voter information a quick call or simply completing a voter registration application will ensure the information is up to date. Voters may verify their information by visiting our website at DuvalElections.com and clicking on Voter Status tab on the title bar or contact the Elections O ce at 630-1414. 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.Your Voice, Your Vote cont. from pg. 6 Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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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 10-31-13.Whitening for Life!Reg. $180$99 Contact the oce for details.Must present coupon. Expires 10-31-13. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan has announced that the Mandarin branch, currently located at 10131-24 San Jose Boulevard, closed on September 13 and will reopen in early October at its new location at 10035 San Jose Boulevard, near the intersection of Crown Point Road. The new location o ers additional parking for our customers, as well as a safer place for driving tests, Corrigan said. It also provides the necessary space to continue to serve the growing south Jacksonville area. The Tax Collector has nine branch locations throughout Duval County. In addition, many services are available on the Tax Collector website 24-hours per day. This includes property tax payments, local business tax payments, DMV renewals, payment of parking citations and scheduling appointments for certain drivers license services. For more information, please visit www.coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@coj.net or call 6301916. The Duval County Tax Collector collects and distributes approximately $2 billion annually in taxes and fees. The functions of the Tax Collectors o ce include: Collecting property taxes and assessments for every local government agency that has the power to levy; Serving the county as its agent for all city collections, including JEA payments, local business taxes, parking citations, stormwater and solid waste fees, animal licenses, etc.; Serving the State as an agent for The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, The Department of Environmental Protection, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and The Department of Revenue; Serving the county with full driver license services.The phrase Equal Justice Under Law is inscribed over the main entrance to the Supreme Court of the United States. That phrase encapsulates an idea that has been around since antiquity, but that has found its best and fullest expression in America. Whether you are rich and powerful or poor and powerless, you deserve the protection of and are bound by the same laws. Most of us agree with that idea; its probably fair to assume that most of our elected o cials also agree with the idea. Unfortunately, most does not mean all. For example, consider the scandals involving politicians in New York or members of Congress misusing campaign funds and taking bribes. However, scandal isnt limited to New York and Washington; theres plenty of questionable conduct here in Northeast Florida. Right now, our public defender is under investigation because he supposedly violated various laws and engaged in improper and unprofessional conduct. Our lieutenant governor resigned her o ce after getting tangled up in a scheme scamming veterans and their supporters. Our state attorney received lots of negative attention for allegations of unethical practices in George Zimmermans trial. And who can forget our current governor pleading the Fifth Amendment 75 times when questioned under oath about his companys alleged Medicare fraud? Lest you think Im only critical of a certain political party, let me assure you, I dont think either party has cornered the market on hubris. People from both parties su er from bouts of arrogance because both parties include some people who sometimes think the rules dont apply to them. But integrity matters and elected o cials, regardless of party a liation, deserve electoral defeat when they violate the law or abuse the power we grant them. Heres one practical reason integrity matters: we face dif- cult challenges. Solving some of these challenges requires our city, state and federal governments to take appropriate action, to encourage or discourage certain conduct or to simply get out of the way. Many of us are unable to follow every single decision our elected o cials must make, so if we always have to wonder whether an elected o cials decision to lead, follow or step aside was based on whats right for us or whats pro table (politically or otherwise) for them, our attempts to address our challenges will be much less e ective. Integrity matters. Just as neither party has cornered the market on pride, neither party is the only party with integrity. When our representatives act with integrity, we should support those representatives, even if they belong to a di erent political party. Conversely, when a representative violates the sacred trust we place in them, we should hold them accountable by withholding our support, even if that representative belongs to our political party. Why? Integrity matters. Whether you think government is too big or whether you think government could do more to improve our community, we need to trust our elected o cials. Our elected o cials can earn our trust by abiding by the same basic rules that govern our own conduct. After all, our representatives are just fellow citizens weve selected to work for us.Dave Milton is a husband, father and local attorney whos interested in doing his part to make sure Jacksonville is a city where every person feels at home and every person has a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. When Dave isnt with his family or at work, hes involved with his church, scouting and other civic and non-pro t organizations. If you have any thoughts or other comments to share, please email Dave at davidm.milton@gmail.com.Tax Collector announces relocation of Mandarin branchPolitical CommentaryIntegrity mattersBy David Milton School Board Member Fischer will host two Town Hall meetings to speak with parents and community members about the budget for Duval County Public Schools. Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate. Town Hall MeetingsMandarin High School: October 3 6:00 p.m. Atlantic Coast High School: October 24 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@mandarinnewsline.comMandarin NewsLine

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its Priceless100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation.ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES The greatly lamented loss of Jacksonvilles rowdy afternoon newspaper in 1988, the Jacksonville Journal, marked an end to print publication serious investigative reporting in Jacksonville. Some of the broadcast news outlets carried on the Journals investigative reporting tradition, but now, those stations are more interested in reporting the latest cat-up-a-tree crisis and happy news than real investigate reporting. Once Winston Dean left broadcast news in Jacksonville a few years ago, Jacksonvilles citizens have been fairly helpless against fraud, abuse and waste in government. Nationally, Washington continues to be Washington, a wasteland of self-serving public servants who have rst and foremost their own continuing election as their primary concern. Looking at state government, there has been more than one Oops I got caught from a miscreant on the state payroll. Where does all of this lead? To the same place it always has: no matter who is in power, there are those who abuse power and cause scandals. When one examines the psychological makeup of most politicians, an outsized desire for power and control is usually found. Think about it: when someone says elect me to o ce, they are saying they are the natural leaders who can guide the ship of state better than anyone else. Thats not the thought pattern of a wall ower, but someone who is likely to occasionally go a bit overboard on a power trip and cross a line. Its always fun to watch the political party out of power hu and pu over the indiscretions of the party in power ... until, of course, that party gets back into power and then does the same thing and defends it as part of a normal, legal and ethical scenario. Should we be concerned? Absolutely. Is there the ideal public servant? Absolutely. Is the ideal public servant common? Absolutely not. But, we have to keep trying to nd that ideal public servant. The ideal public servant should point out ignoble wrongdoing and try to make things better, regardless of the transgressor. Being a member of the same political party should not be a barrier to calling a liar a liar or wagging a disapproving nger at wrongdoing. But today, we only criticize scandal-makers in the opposite political party and ignore when someone in our own party has strayed from the righteous path. Until the news media in this country goes back to having its political leanings invisible again there will be opportunity for scandal. There is no question the news media in America quickly looks the other way with anything linked to President Barack Obama, but ultimately, he will not leave o ce scandal-free. Throughout America, standards have fallen, people are less accountable for everything and political scandals seem part of the landscape. Scandals matter, because the future matters. In another era, such as the hubris of New Yorks Tammany Hall, scandals were overlooked. And look where that led New Yorkers. Scandals are important; standards are important. If we ignore both, we simply drift into unmanageable morass and civilization disappears. 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.You see it every day. As you drive down the road, you pass other drivers who are driving distracted. The driver spends more time watching his/her phone than they do watching the road. Meanwhile, their car continues down the road at dangerous speeds. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters is launching a new campaign aimed at educating our great city about the dangerous e ects of distracted driving. Fire Fighters will have a crushed car on a trailer. This trailer will be able to visit all corners of the city and attend various events to educate the public. With this campaign comes a free brochure created by the re ghters that state the dangers people face every time they are on the road. This brochure is free to all who want it. The Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters will also provide free brochures to homeowner associations, schools and community organizations that would like to have it. Please visit www.jfrd. com to learn more.Political CommentaryScandals are important; standards are importantBy J. Bruce RichardsonJacksonville Fire Fighters launch campaign to expose dangers of texting while drivinga must. Square dancing is a combination of basic moves, which are performed according to the directions of the dance caller who calls the dance. There are several levels of square dancing, with the most basic one consisting of approximately 67 moves. What seems like a daunting task at rst is mastered, dancers say, much like one would learn to typethrough repetition. In the Jacksonville area, clubs generally charge nominal membership dues (around $10 to $20 annually) and about $5 per person per dance. Clubs provide lessons that begin each autumn, while regular dances at most clubs are held weekly yearround. There are also annual state and national conventions. There are clubs in as far- ung places at Japan, India and Australia, but calling for the dances is always in English. As an introduction to square dancing for those interested in learning, the Mandarin Marauders will host a Nifty Fifties Open House featuring ice cream sundaes on October 3 at 7:00 p.m. and a second Open House on October 10. The Marauders dance to caller Ernie Rollen and also have line dances between tips, led by Bev and George Treiber. Dances are held at First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. For more information, please call Mary at 373-8388.Mandarin Marauders cont. from pg. 1

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At JEA, we promote e ciency for three reasons: it reduces our need to build more facilities. It saves you money on your utility bills. And it reduces everyones impact on the environment. In other words, its the right thing to do for you and your utility. This column is about something that was unheard of 20 years ago: a home energy and water evaluation. This evaluation or audit as its commonly known is a way to understand your homes energy and water usage. Its the stepwise roadmap you need to maximize improvements that will lower your utility bill. There are three levels of audits: First, you can go to any branch of the Jacksonville Public Library (or the Bartram Trail Branch of the St. Johns County Public Library) and check out a JEA Home Energy and Water Evaluation backpack for free. Inside are all the tools and instructions you need to conduct your own do-it-yourself energy and water audit. Second, you can call your local utility and schedule a free walkthrough evaluation by an in-house auditor. Third, you can hire a certi ed energy auditor to come to your home and conduct a comprehensive evaluation using diagnostic equipment. A typical professional energy and water evaluation costs between $400 and $600. An evaluation examines all the components of your home from the crawlspace to the attic, the air conditioning system to the showerheads. Which audit is best for you? It depends. A good place to start is with the free audit o ered by your utility so you can understand how your home is using energy and water and what behavior changes you can make to lower the total bill. (If youre a JEA customer, please call 665-6000 to schedule.) However if youre going to spend signi cant dollars on an improvement (more than $1,000) I strongly recommend you consider a certi ed third party auditor who uses diagnostic equipment to ensure you maximize the money you spend on your improvement. Theres lots more information on audits on jea.com/ savingscoach. Click on the link marked energy audit.In todays times of healthy living and exercise, everyone is looking for the best way to stay t without grinding out boring hours on the treadmill. Fitness is important to everyone and given a fun outlet to burn calories, we would all be more involved. Thats where Knuckle Up Martial Arts comes in. This new business, conveniently located in Mandarin, is a fun, family oriented school with programs such as real cardio kickboxing as well as traditional martial arts. They o er classes to t any schedule as well as o ering private lessons if necessary. The cardio kickboxing class can burn as much as 1000 calories per hour! Not only is exercise a great way to burn o calories and stress, but there is also much more to learn at Knuckle Up. With the popularity of mixed martial arts and the UFC these days, many people are familiar with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, one of the most popular martial arts right now, which is o ered at Knuckle Up Martial Arts. ITF Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai are also among the classes o ered. Most programs are available for either children or adults and children as young as two years old may be started in an introductory program. Martial arts are a great way to instill the concepts of dedication, respect and discipline in students of any age. Studies have shown that martial arts practitioners have increased selfcon dence, reduced incidences of violent behavior, decreases in mood disturbances and anger as well as creating a more warm, easygoing attitude when compared to athletes who solely participate in regular sports. Knuckle Up Martial Arts is interested in helping create a t and well-rounded student. Seminars are o ered in self defense and anti-bullying as well. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Each day about 2,000 United States workers su er the pain of an avoidable, jobrelated eye injury that requires medical treatment. Many industries have known increased risks for eye injuries. Statistics show that three out of ve workers that experienced an eye injury were wearing either the wrong kind of eye protection or no protection at all at the time of their accident. John Donovan, M.D., ophthalmologist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons states, Unfortunately, we see a signi cant number of patients with eye injuries. These injuries range from debris in the eye to scratches on the cornea to everything in between. While an eye injury is painful, it is important that you dont rub your eye or try to remove foreign objects yourself as these attempts could cause further damage. Eye injuries should be examined by a medical eye doctor (Eye MD) who will assess your eye and provide the appropriate care to help your eye heal properly. The following tips may help prevent eye injuries: 1. When you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes, be sure to wear safety glasses. 2. If you are welding or near someone else who is welding, be sure to wear a mask or goggles designed speci cally for welding purposes. 3. When playing sports such as hockey, racquetball or paintball that involve the risk of a blow to the eye, special sports eyewear should be worn. Protective eyewear can prevent sports-related eye injuries more than 90 percent of the time. 4. Your eyes can be injured from sun glare while boating, sunbathing or skiing. Use proper eye protection by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) rays and by wearing broadbrimmed hats. 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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 21 Days for $21.00! Call Today! 10210 San Jose Blvd. #2 (located North of I-295 in the Shoppes of Mandarin) Jacksonville, FL 32257 (904) 232-8700 | www.jaxtbodybootcamp.com October is always a busy month at Shepherd of the Woods! This year, in addition to our annual pumpkin patch, our Lutheran School is excited to be part of the Imagination Foundations second annual Global Cardboard Challenge on Saturday, October 5. This a worldwide celebration of child creativity inspired by the short lm Caines Arcade. The schools participation is titled Shepherds Challenge. This years challenge will engage one million kids in 70 countries in creative play. In September, our students will The All Star Quilters Guild will hold its annual Quilt Show and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The quilts on display will be wall hangings and art quilts. There will be a ra e for the One Block Wonder quilt made by member Kathy Rutherford. This quilt was previously a QuiltFest entry. There will vendors (a good start to Christmas holidays), food, drinks and baked goods. The All Star Quilters Guild provides for our community by ra e sales for donations to a designated charity; this years charity is the Camp Amigo for burn victims. We make quilts and Christmas stockings for the Community Hospice PEDSCare Program, quilts for the children of daniel, Inc., Safe Harbor Boys Home, Quilts of Valor and Wounded Warriors. We also make placemats for Meal on Wheels deliveries on birthdays and holidays. We support the Mandarin Food Bank with quarterly collections of food and paper products. Please join us for a Saturday of fun. For more information or to rent a booth for crafts, please contact Mary Anne Dennis at 387-4440. To learn more about The All Star Quilters Guild visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. American Heritage Girls is a nonpro t scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. The organization o ers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities and outdoor experiences to its members. It serves as a catalyst for building young women of integrity and faith. It also broadens girls social development through extra-curricular activities. This program of character building has successfully served thousands of girls since its inception and will continue to do so long into the 21st century. Starting this fall 2013, there will be a new branch School announces Imagination Challengedesign and build games and other creations from cardboard, recycled materials and their imagination. Then, on October 5, our school will join communities from around the world in a global Day of Play, celebrating the creativity and imaginations of kids everywhere. To learn more about the Imagination Foundation and the Global Cardboard Challenge, please visit www.imagination.is.The All Star Quilter Guild announces quilt showBy Contributing Writer Dot ButlerAmerican Heritage Girls is coming to Mandarin!By Contributing Writer Carey McGuirk, Vice Coordinator, American Heritage Girlsof American Heritage Girls right here in Mandarin. We will be meeting Monday nights from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Please look for our upcoming registration night. We can be found on Facebook; look for AHG Troop 1512 for more information. To nd out more about American Heritage Girls, you can also go online to www. ahgonline.org or contact Dee Shera at ahg 1512@gmail.com. One Block Wonder quilt Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Anti-Aging, Weight Loss Hormone Replacement Testosterone Therapy Now Offering Allergy Testing/Immunotherapy Julington Creek We also offer the latest advancements in cosmetics. Non-Invasive Cosmetics Botox | Juviderm | Radiesse | Laser Hair Removal Skin Rejuvination | Spider Vein Removal | Obagi Skin Care SystemYour health is our priority! www.research.net/s/190276 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market! San Jose Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) is excited to launch its new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) initiative. While SJEDS has always o ered a strong core science and math curriculum, the school will be emphasizing learning across these disciplines as an e ort for our students to see how each of these subject areas are naturally interwoven together. San Jose Episcopal Day School wants to provide its students with authentic learning opportunities in these areas to spark their creativity and ingenuity and to inspire them to get involved with all the opportunities these elds lead to in helping others and improving our world. SJEDS STEAM curriculum will develop in many layers and ways around campus. This year, SJEDS will be initiating the Inspire! Series which involves inviting professionals in the STEAM elds to visit with students and share with them interesting things about their work and what inspired them to choose their profession. SJEDS Inspire! Series guests include various types of engineers (including civil, mechanical, chemical, aerospace and robotic), physicians, physicists, computer software programmers and developers, architects, graphic designers, healthcare professionals, scientists, aviators, environmental/nature scientists, marine biologists, musicians and artists. As well, SJEDS will be o ering the opportunity for all students in fourth through sixth grades to have access to the new LEGO Robotics materials so they can learn how to design and program functioning robots to perform certain tasks. Recently, the Tech Connect lab was recon- gured to o er better opportunities for students to work in groups and with larger engineering projects. Kits will be available for all grade levels to encourage creative building and engineering. So much of The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society has partnered with the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI) and the North Florida Folk Network to bring live acoustic music to Walter Jones Historical Park while raising the awareness of the issues of hunger and homelessness in our own communities on Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Musicians from around the state, including Jacksonville, volunteer their time and talents to present these concerts.The concert is free and open to all, but attendees are encouraged to bring some canned or nonperishable food items to donate to the Mandarin Presbyterian Church Daily Bread Food Pantry. Mandarin Presbyterian Church is across the street from the Mandarin Museum and Walter Jones Park and they graciously allow visitors to park in their parking lot to attend special events in the park. On this day, someone will be at the little bridge between their lot and the park to collect donated items for the food pantry. The Mandarin Museum and the Webb Farmhouse will be open for visiting and a special CD produced by FMFI will be available in the museum store this day. All proceeds from CD sales are donated to bene t those less fortunate here in our home State of Florida. Please visit MandarinMuseum.net for more information.School launches Inspire! Serieswhat SJEDS o ers is already STEAM-ready. From its welldeveloped and stocked science and math programs and labs to an exceptional Fine Arts department, which includes access to musical instruments, painting, sculpting, the dramatic arts and creative language arts, SJEDS is taking the approach of showing how these disciplines are truly interwoven. Students also have access to the latest technology available, such as Chrome Books, iPads, SmartBoards and cloud-based projects. Check out the acoustic music concert and food drive Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com The Bartram Park Farmers MarketVillage Lake Circle, Jacksonville, FLnear the north entrance to Bartram Park on Old St. Augustine Road Jacksonville, FL 32258Every Thursday ~ RAIN or SHINE 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 V illa ge Jack s nearthenorthe d e

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Measured Results in a Christian Environment www.ccajax.orgAccredited by FCIS, ACSI, FKC and SACS Christs Church Academy~Inspire, Ignite, Impact~We INSPIRE our students to dig deep into rigorous, college-prep content. We IGNITE a passion for our students to know, think, and do Gods Word. We empower our students to IMPACT our world as they become His hands and feet. Mandarin High School students are getting excited for the annual Challenge Day. Challenge Day is to provide youth and their communities with a program that demonstrates the celebration of diversity, truth and full expression, as stated on www.challengeday. com. The event will be held on October 1, 2 and 3 this year in the Mandarin High gymnasium from 7:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Five hundred students were chosen to participate, but only the rst 300 to respond will be lucky enough to attend. Sophomore Hazel Odell, who participated in Challenge Day last year, said, It completely changed the way I look at other students. The students will be able to interact with other students that they dont know to discuss common issues in high schools nowadays such as gossip, harassment, cliques and violence. It has also been researched that Challenge Day, which also takes place at schools worldwide, promotes skills like leadership, self con dence, emotional control and social competence. The founders, Rich and Yvonne St. John Dutra, have set up the program to open the eyes of young people to not only the problems people around the world face, but even the ones that their peers are secretly facing. Challenge Day helps students have a better understanding of one another and Mandarin High is proud to be able to be one of the many schools allowed to participate in the event.MHS HappeningsChallenge Day at MHS is coming soon!By Zoe Smolios, MHS Student Debra Smythursts Pre-K class at Crown Point Elementary School is off to a great start for the school year 2013-2014! The students started the year reading the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. Pictured is Grace Grubb reading the story to the class. The students identied colors and animals throughout the story. Although there is a purple cat in the book, Grace was able to make a self to text connection by sharing that she has a cat, but its not purple. The students were able to log their rst of 25 books read in the Superintendents 25 Book Challenge. Way to go Pre-K! parade began with a re engine from the Jacksonville Fire Department announcing the arrival of the parade with its sirens. The MHS ROTC marched following the color guard. Following this patriotic salute were the dignitaries consisting of school board members and community leaders. Next was the Homecoming Court, riding in both new and classic convertibles. On came the waving of the big MHS ag, which is the same ag waved and paraded when the Mighty Mustangs score in a game. The cheerleaders and mascot proceeded to get the onlookers in the spirit followed by the ag team. The Marching Mustangs band could be heard all up and down Greenland Road as they approached with their drums and horns carrying a spirited beat. The parade continued with 15 oats from school clubs and groups, which were built on towed-trailers. Two students closed the parade by riding real live mustangs. To get a feel for how much fun last years parade was and what will be in store for this year, you can watch it on www.youtube.com by Homecoming Parade cont. from pg. 1 Local dignitaries rode in the 2012 Homecoming Parade.searching Mandarin Homecoming Parade. Now that the students have experienced rsthand how much fun can be had with a Homecoming Parade, it is anticipated that a much larger group of students will get involved this year. Rounding out the festivities, the Homecoming Game against Sandalwood will be played that same evening with kicko at 7:00 p.m. and the community is invited to that as well. Stovall concludes, We would love to have Greenland Road lined with parents and neighbors cheering on our students during the 2013 MHS Homecoming Parade, making it a favorite tradition not only of the school but of the Mandarin community. Happy HalloweenOctober 31, 2013 Calypsosalonand spa Make an appointment today and Save $15 OFF a Facial!New Clients Only. EXP 10/31/13FREE Haircut with any Color Service ($45 Value)New Clients Only. EXP 10/31/13

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Saturday October 5 9AM-4PM Lakewood United Methodist Church6133 San Jose Blvd 32217 904-733-8477 Lakewoodumc.com Lakewood UMC Harvest & GiftFair Crafts Gifts FOOD Free Fun Zone for Kids BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaChange your Brain. Change your Life.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world.ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther benets include: completed Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819Licensed, Insured & Workmans Compwww.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 Angies List Super Service Award Over 35 Years Experience Taking two of my grandkids to Hershey, Pennsylvania ranked as a delicious day in numerous ways. Of course we tasted lots of decadent chocolate, but my grandchildren and I gained much more than yummy calories. We attended a Hershey University Adventure which began with a brief history on cacao; something that might have been a bitter lesson but engaged the children by using live video. The class then learned to properly taste chocolate by letting it melt on our tongues. We sampled milk chocolate, dark, artisan and specialty varieties and learned that white chocolate isnt really chocolate. Each of us discovered we liked a di erent avor. I felt like a kid again wearing 3-D glasses, but the animated lm we watched was in 4-D; it included smells, spraying water and oating bubbles. Next, we hopped on a trolley where the guides, a dynamic singing duo, cleverly educated us about Milton Hershey, the company founder who developed the small town with a large candy factory. Their puns came so fast and furious the entire group got the giggles. The trolley traveled down appropriate named streets like Chocolate Drive and Cocoa Avenue and past many community projects built by Hershey. The so called Sweetest Place on Earth is illuminated by candy kiss lamp posts, alternating between silver and chocolatelike wrapped and unwrapped kisses. Did you know Milton Hershey began an orphanage and school for under-privileged boys? The academic institution continues to this day but now accepts girls as well. The high school students can earn scholarship money for college by accruing good grades and participating in community service. This statement is not sugar coated; they can earn up to a whopping $88,000. During WWII, Hershey got behind the war e ort and produced ration bars for battle- eld soldiers. During the Great Depression, he kept workers employed by building homes for employees and the grand Hershey Hotel. (Dont miss the magni cent gardens.) Milton Hershey is rightly considered a great American philanthropist and humanitarian. The ultimate experience at Hersheys World of Chocolate is creating your own candy bars. First we donned aprons and hair nets which looked quite silly. We each got to choose ingredients for the llings at a computer screen treats such as nuts, pretzel bits, sprinkles or butterscotch chips. We watched our personal bar move down an assembly line, get lled and coated in melted chocolate, then cooled and nally wrapped and packaged in a box we personally designed on another computer. We ended up with a divine chocolate confection in a tin container and a sugar high. We couldnt miss the thrill rides at adjoining Hersheypark, an amusement arena containing a super-sized water park at no extra fee. While I wasnt up for all the death defying vertical roller coasters or queasy twirling ones, I did feel proud to survive the Super Duper Looper and water ume with my grandson and granddaughter. As an out-of-state grandmother, making memories is what spending time with grandkids is all about. Honestly Hershey, Pennsylvania provided one of the sweetest opportunities Ive encountered. Delicious day at HersheyBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comprogram. To end the tour, we looked through the Eartha M. M. White Historical Museum, which included her parlor, bedroom, guest room and dining room. On we went to Claras at the Cathedral, located at St. Johns Cathedral, where a lovely bu et lunch is served each Friday by the students of the Missions culinary arts program. After we had enjoyed lots of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, rice, a variety of veggies, breads, oatmeal brownies, peanut butter pie and cookies, all while being Mandarin Womens Club cont. from pg. 1entertained by the singing of Akia Uwanda, we then were taken on a tour of the cathedral. We learned that the roof is of Florida hard pine with cypress rafters and cedar board trusses covered with Pennsylvania gray slate tile and the building material is Indiana limestone that was shipped down the Mississippi River to Cedar Key, Florida. The stone came with the stone masons to Jacksonville by rail. The building was started in 1902 and nished in 1904. One of the stained glass windows was designed and built by Ti any Studios of New York. The organ and console is English oak. With our heads spinning from all we had learned in one day, we spent a little money in the gift shop and headed home through a late rain shower. A wonderful day! Eartha M. M. Whites bedroom

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Because you have a choiceThe only locally based nonprot hospice providing compassionate care wherever you call home.Ask for Community Hospice. 904.407.6500 866.253.6681 toll free CommunityHospice.com Community Focused Community Supported Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties since 1979 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine On September 20, AARP Mandarin Chapter 3532 known as the Mandarin AARP Club met at Augustine Landing on Old St. Augustine Road for a program that included a talk by Janet Duvall, community activities coordinator for RSVP of Duval County. The Retired Senior Volunteers Program or RSVP was established in Duval County in 1972 and is one of the largest RSVP projects in the state. The content of Duvalls talk was the di erent opportunities that are available to members of the Mandarin AARP Club. One particularly interesting activity is the RSVP Tale Tellers program. RSVP Tale Tellers are special volunteers working together to help children learn by reading weekly in Duval County Public Schools pre-kindergartens and kindergartens. This activity is a custom t for the members of the Mandarin AARP Club. The Mandarin AARP Club is not at a loss for volunteer activities. They are one of over 2,100 chapters across the nation. AARP chapters, whose principal objectives and purpose are embodied in the simple motto To serve, not to be served, were started in 1960. With fall approaching, the Mandarin AARP Club has laid out a busy agenda through the December 13 holiday party. At the October 18 meeting, they will be collecting for the Mandarin Food Bank and Mandarin attorney Robert Morgan will be speaking about The importance of Wills and Trusts. On November 15, Lorie Strange, director of the Heart Association of First Coast, will talk about Healthy living and building healthy lives at any age. Members are requested to help others by bringing donations regularly to the meetings. Donations include dog or cat treats, paper towels, cloth towels, bleach, laundry detergent, blankets, rubber gloves and more for the Jacksonville Humane Society. Empty orange colored pill containers are collected for the free clinic at Sulzbacher Center. For Ronald McDonald House, they collect aluminum pull tabs from sodas and canned foods. Any size unopened containers of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes are collected for a homeless shelter. In the past 12 years since the Mandarin AARP Club was established, they have made donations of cash and/or much needed items to more than 20 local charitable organizations. Some of the more notable organizations bene ting from their generosity are the Mandarin Food Bank, The Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville Humane Society, Sulzbacher Center, Ronald McDonald House, United Community Outreach Ministries, Jewish Family and Community Services and Mandarin Meals on Wheels. Do not think that all these seniors do is volunteer and generously contribute to the success of local charitiesthey also have fun! The atmosphere of the monthly meetings is exuberant. After the guest speaker talks and the business of the club has been conducted, the meeting becomes a social Mandarin AARP Club makes a di erence for seniorsBy Karl Kennell Duval County RSVPs Janet Duvall and Marion Bradley of the Mandarin AARP chapterget together with games and refreshments. Club President Marion Bradley says, Though we may be small, we have a big impact in the community and among the seniors who are members. Why not get involved this year and make a di erence in our community? Bradley asks. Make the Mandarin AARP Club the next chapter of your life! If you are over 55 and are interested in learning more about the Mandarin AARP Club, you are invited to come to three meetings prior to joining. This is a perfect way to see how you can enjoy being with other seniors in a rewarding way. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. And by the wayyou dont have to be from Mandarin; any senior can join! Lori Dreisbach, RealtorExperience Isnt Expensive, Its Priceless100 Corridor Road, Suite 101 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Cell: (904) 535-4416 Email: lori@loridreisbach.com Website: www.loridreisbach.com Specializing in helping Seniors with their move. Free, no obligation consultation.ABR, CRS, CLHMS, SRES Book NOW for the Senior NewsLine a feature section of Mandarin NewsLine! For advertising info: 904-886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine H H H H H H H H a a r r d d d d d d d a a g g e e G G G G G G i i i i i d d d d d d d d d d d d d d e e n n s s F F F F F F u u n n e e r r a a l l l l l l l H H H H H H o o m m e e o o f f f f f f f M M M M M M a a n n d d d d d d d a a r r i i i i i n n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES The Mandarin Senior Center has some great trips in October. Join us for our tour of the Tillie Fowler Nature Preserve with a presentation by Naturist Jean Schubert on October 7 and the Animal Encounter at the Tree Hill Nature Center on October 9. We will be participating in the Jacksonville Symphony Co ee Series at the Jacoby Symphony Hall, attending two performances in October. We are also o ering evening activities on Wednesdays (Dinner and a Movie, Bingo, Line Dancing) and now Senior Dance Night on Thursdays. Memorial Hospital hosted more than 320 men for its annual prostate and colorectal screening event on September 14. Memorial teamed up with the Channel 4 to publicize the importance of men over 50 getting tested for prostate and colorectal cancer. Local urologists donated their time to perform the Senior NewsLine will appear again in Mandarin NewsLine next month!To be included in our November issue, please call 886-4919 Mandarin Senior Center newsBy Contributing Writer David Wunder, Center Activities Specialist, Mandarin Senior CenterPlease contact us for our schedule and further details. Stop on by any weekday to and youll nd a wide variety of activities throughout the day. We o er basketball, Bingo, ceramics, exercise classes, trivia and many di erent kinds of card games and line dancing. We are always o ering new and exciting activities! Do you enjoy playing Chess, Dominoes or Scrabble? Were looking for players to start up these new activities. Please contact the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road, at 262-7309.Hospital teams up to o er free screening eventtests. In years past, about 25 percent of the men who attended the screening were prompted to see their doctors for follow up testing. As a part of the event, visitors were able to get a hands-on look at the da Vinci operating system. The da Vinci o ers prostate cancer patients a minimally invasive option for surgery.

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One method quickly gaining awareness and yielding substantial results is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program. This program is very intensive with speci c parameters for treatment that focus on two main components of the symptoms: speech and movement. LSVT LOUD focuses on techniques designed to increase vocal quality, including intelligibility and volume and strengthen the vocal cords. In addition to high-intensity vocal exercises, individuals are instructed to think loud in order to increase volume. The goal is to retrain the brain so this type The Florida Commission on the Status of Women honored Kathryn Murphy of St. Johns, in addition to 11 other women statewide, with a FCSW Florida Achievement Award for their work in improving the lives of women and families in their communities during the statewide conference on Friday, September 20 at the University of Tampa. In addition to the Achievement Award from the Commission honors outstanding local woman for volunteer work in communityFormer Senator Betty Castor congratulating Kathryn Murphy on her award.Parkinsons Disease: Say it LOUD and make it BIG!By Contributing Writer Sheri Samuels, River Garden Rehabilitationof communication becomes routine. With LSVT LOUD, most patients experience immediate improvement which can last up to two years. While LSVT LOUD focuses on the voice, LSVT BIG is centered on movement. Because Parkinsons can cause an individuals movements to become rigid or smaller, LSVT BIG uses repetitive, whole-body, large-motion exercises that retrain the brain to make bigger movements. These intensive strengthening exercises result in faster walking with larger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation. While the LSVT program is mostly used in the treatment of Parkinsonism, it is widely making gains for other neurological disorders and conditions such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and Down syndrome. The program must be administered by a therapist who has received specialized training and certi cation, with the treatment plan requiring 60-minute sessions, four days a week for four weeks. For additional information, please contact rehab@rivergarden.org. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Commission, each received a congratulatory letter from Governor Rick Scott. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, and to recognizing womens accomplishments, said Laurie Pizzo, commission chair. We are proud to honor these outstanding women for their tremendous achievements and dedicated service. Murphy served her country for 24 years on active duty as a Navy nurse and honorably retired as a Commander. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing. Murphy has since dedicated her time to senior home care and owns two franchises of Comfort Keepers, which allows seniors to age with dignity and respect in the comforts of their own home. She is also a certi ed geriatric care manager, often providing free advice to those in need. For the last two years, she spearheaded a food drive with local college students and distributed over a ton of food each year to low-income seniors in the community. Murphy is actively engaged in helping other women succeed in the business; she has served six years on the board of the Women Business Owners of North Florida Inc. in a variety of positions including president. She is active with the local university by mentoring students, serving as guest speaker and has provided an annual scholarship for several years. She has served on the Board of Governors for Jacksonville Chamber and is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2012. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women is a nonpartisan board, statutorily created in 1991 consisting of 22 appointed members, administratively housed in the O ce of the Attorney General, Pam Bondi. The commission is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential, to eliminating barriers to that achievement and to recognizing womens accomplishments. Additional information on the Commission is available from its web site at www.fcsw.net.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 19 Faith News 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCHReconciliation Saturday 4:30 p.m. Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon Hispanic Mass Sunday 8:30 a.m. Historic Church Polish Mass 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:00 a.m. Historic Church Traditional Latin Mass Sunday 11:15 a.m. Historic Church Weekday Mass Schedule Monday Thursday 8:00 a.m. Historic Church Friday 8:15 a.m. Main Church TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com 45 gallon Crape Myrtle 12-14 ft tall trees!!! Regularly priced at $249 Now on Sale for just $100 EACH!!! Sale Ends October 31, 2013 End of Summer Clearance Sale!We oer Delivery and Installation on all trees! Join us this autumn at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran church for our annual Pumpkin Patch. Nestled among 40 acres of beautiful trees with our beautiful seven-acre lake in the background, you and your family will nd the perfect outing. We have pumpkins of all sizes, hay bales for decorating and lots of settings for great photos of the kids. It is a real destination. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner and spend some time walking around the lake, bird watching or just relaxing as the sun sets across the water. There are plenty of picnic tables for you to use. Our patch is a little di erent as we have Pumpkins with a Purpose. All of the proceeds will be used for various ministries and not for general operations. This means when you buy your fall pumpkins with us, you are helping our mission church in Peru and helping to buy uniforms for children there so they can attend school. You might be helping our teens as they do both domestic and international In the advice column in this mornings paper, a writer complained that when he goes to the bank, a greeter meets him with good wishes, hellos and What are your plans for the day? The complainer continues, When the tellers chitchat with customers at the window, this takes up the time of people who are waiting for service. He wants to know how to get the tellers to shut up and get the line moving, as he only wants to do his business and get out. Really, Mr. Kvetch (complainer)? Whats the rush? How long are you actually kept waiting? Most of the tellers can multi-task and rarely continue the conversation once the transaction is completed. Maybe the bank should establish an express line with a robot or a teller machine just for kvetches like you? Frankly, I like the friendliness of some businesses and of The Temple Sisterhood is thrilled to announce that this years annual Mah Jongg tournament will take place on Sunday, November 3. This is the fourth year that this fabulous event will take place in Jacksonville. All Mah Jongg players are welcome to spend a fun lled afternoon while meeting new players. Grab your friends and fellow Mah Jongg players and attend the hottest event in North Florida. Registration will be at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and the tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be three rounds Come to the Church of Our Saviours Historic Church Bazaar on the riverbank in Mandarin on Saturday, October 5. There will be food, crafts, white elephants, books, electronics, face painting, childrens games and free tours of the church. Church of Our Saviour was originally started by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her husband, Calvin Stowe. For more information, please call 268-9457.St. Joseph Catholic School will host its 10th annual Fall Fun and Craft Show Extravaganza on Saturday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 11600 Old St. Augustine Road in Mandarin. The show will o er a wide variety of crafts, gifts and unique items from many talented vendors. The show is on rain or shine and everyone is welcome! Admission is free. For vendor information, please call 268-6688 or visit www.stjosephcs.org.Bring your furry, feathery, scaly and creepy-crawly pets to our Blessing of the Animals service outside on our beautiful riverbank at The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour on October 6 at 5:00 p.m. For safety reasons, we ask that all animals be caged or leashed. The church is located at 12236 Mandarin Road. For additional information, please call 268-9457 or visit www.coos.org. Conversation Caf will be held on Wednesday, October 23, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Jewish Family and Community Services, located at 6261 Dupont Station Court, East. The discussion will be on Parkinsons Disease: its diagnosis, latest trends in treatment and tips on coping with the disease from patient and caregiver perspectives. The panel includes Odinachi Oguh, MD, of UF Health Jacksonville. The program is free; lunch is provided, but an RSVP is required. Please call 394-5782. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will host its annual Fall Festival and Hog Roast on Friday, October 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be pork dinner to eat at the event or to go, bounce houses and carnival games for the kids, a square dancing exhibition by the Mandarin Marauders and a concert by the Northeast Florida Conservatory Orchestra. Dinner will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages four to 12 (kids under four eat free). For more information, please call the church o ce at 262-1662 or visit rstchristianjax.com/ fallfestival.Family fun picking pumpkinsBy Contributing Writer Jackie Hudson, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church mission work. You might be helping with our local e orts with the food bank, a battered womens shelter, ministries with the homeless and at-risk youth. These funds touch countless lives and make impacts that we will never fully see or understand. So check your calendar and set aside some time to come out and have a leisurely afternoon or evening with us. Well have the perfect pumpkins for you to take home and you will leave with precious memories as well. The Pumpkin Patch opens on Sunday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. Our hours will be Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and we will be open through October 30. We are located at 6595 Columbia Park Court, which is near the intersection of Phillips Highway and Greenland Road. Please check the Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church website for maps and directions as well Fourth annual Mah Jongg tournament coming in November of Mah Jongg games and prizes and awards will be presented at the conclusion of the tournament. Door prizes as well as tournament prizes will be awarded. Mah Jongg items and gifts will also be on sale during the tournament. Registration is $20 and tournament forms are available at the Temple, located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard or online at www.thetemplejacksonville. org. The deadline for registration is October 18. Co-chairs Ann Stone and Sheila Horowitz are expecting a huge turnout for this exciting event and encourage all who are interested to send in their completed forms as early as possible. For further information or if you have any questions, please call Ann Stone at 565-2772 or Sheila Horowitz at 234-7104. Its all about relationshipsBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville coordinatorour non-pro t agencies. Many nally understand that expressing a sincere welcome is the rst step in relationship building and each subsequent visit and positive interaction is an opportunity to build a loyal customer/ member base. Lets face it, relationship building is an important key to success. Too often we ask someone how he is without expecting an answer. Yet, some people like to share with us a little something about their lives. Ask a new person a friendly question. Then, take another minute or two to really listen to the answer and be sincere in your responses. People want to feel that they have worth and that their presence makes a di erence. We are all responsible for welcoming the new faces in the crowdour new neighbors and new members. Let us not leave it to someone else to be the friendly one. Showing sincere caring for one another builds a strong sense of community. Federations Shalom Jacksonville is the o cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida. If you are new to the area or are newly interested in Jewish life, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.comas worship times for both our Columbia Park Court location and our Southside Boulevard location. All are welcome. Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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? 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Illnesses such as the cold and u are caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. They are usually spread from person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. They can also spread when a person touches cold or u viruses deposited from another person on a desktop, doorknob, desk, telephone receiver or handrail. Did you know that some viruses can live for two hours or more on hard surfaces? If the person then touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands, the viruses or bacteria gain entry into the body and infection can occur. As you age, your body has a harder time ghting o infection and a greater chance that an infection like the u will develop into a serious illness. You can prevent the u by getting a u shot each fall. The best time to get vaccinated is in The Pink Nickel boutique recently opened its doors in Bartram Walk, giving local women an a ordable option for purchasing trendy, upscale womens clothing. Owner Angela Widener became interested in fashion retailing and learned the business when she worked for American Eagle Out tters while attending high school at Bartram Trail High School. She went on to attend the University of North Florida and received a degree in communication and advertising. After graduation, she began Bedazzled Boutique, an online womens fashion boutique, which went nationwide in March 2013. When she opened her storefront in August, she changed the name of the boutique to The Pink Nickel. According to Widener, the name was selected to be unique. The Pink Nickel sells womens clothing and accessories that are not the least expensive (penny), but they are a ordable (nickel). Were excited about our physical storefront because it New boutique opens in Julington Creekgives us more space to stock a larger collection of exciting fashions and jewelry from talented designers around the world, explained Widener. It also allows me to personally meet many of my customers and work with them directly to help them nd the perfect out t for any occasion. The goal of The Pink Nickel is to help women feel con dent and poised by dressing with style. From sizes small to 3X, The Pink Nickel delivers bold, quality fashions that are a ordable for everyone. Widener invites you to come in and browse her fashion nds in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Ill help you nd the perfect out t and accessories to complete a bold and polished look! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Gearing up for the cold and u seasonBy Contributing Writer Leslie Cummings, Community Relations and Human Resources Intern, Baptist Medical Center SouthOctober or November, as the u season begins. An annual u shot is recommended for anyone six months or older. The CDC recommends the In uenza vaccine and Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine to protect you from in uenza and pneumonia. It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for your body to form antibodies to protect you. This season there are more types of u vaccines to choose from more than ever and the supply of vaccines from manufactures looks plentiful. New vaccines are available for those with egg allergies, better vaccines which cover four strains of in uenza, an intradermal vaccine (think shorter needles!) and an inhaled u vaccine is once again available for those who are really needle-phobic. Because immunization against in uenza also helps prevent u spread from person to person, the u shot is a win for everyone, explains Je Sievert, director of pharmacy of Baptist Medical Center South. The best way to prevent a cold is to follow these ve simple steps: wash your hands often; keep your hands away from your face, particularly your nose; stay away from people with cold symptoms; avoid crowds during cold season; and dont share cups, utensils or towels with people who have a cold. It is also helpful to keep your body and mind in good shape by eating a healthy diet, managing your stress and getting enough sleep. Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com 10501-1 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville FL 32257 MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS Intro. OfferOne Month $49unlimited classes (one program only)EXP: 10/31/13 one coupon per family $115 Value Bradley J. Elias, MD, a board-certi ed emergency medicine specialist at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, was recently honored by the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Elias received the EMS Disaster Preparedness and Response award in the 2013 Excellence in EMS Awards. The award is for professionals who have made signi cant contributions in preparing Florida for health and medical responses to signi cant emergencies or disasters and served as a leader in EMS preparedness, education and response. Dr. Elias has served on the state EMS Advisory Council since 2006 and has served as chairman of the Disaster Committee. Its an honor to be recognized, but its also work I truly enjoy, Dr. Elias said. Theres a lot of time and e ort put in to make sure Florida is ready for the next major disaster. The EMS community throughout the Doctor honored with award for EMS Disaster Preparednesscity, region and across Florida has partnered with the state to work together to become better prepared. Dr. Elias has expertise in several facets of emergency medicine, including serving as medical director for six bases of Air Methods, an emergency service provider that transports patients via helicopter. The EMS program annually recognizes the outstanding e orts of Floridas men and women who serve their communities by saving lives through excellent in emergency medical services, said John C. Bixler, EMS program administrator. We congratulate all of these recipients on this distinct honor as we recognize their signi cant contributions to EMS in Florida. Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ mandarinnewsline

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 This might be the change you are looking for Yoga Den has been certifying teachers at the 200hr level since 2004 Proven Program at the most AFFORDABLE price! If you already have your 200 hr. RYT certication? Check our MODULAR 500 hr. certication at yoga-den. com. Its aordable and you can move at your pace! p Classes: Oct. 19-20 ~ Yoga Anatomy Training (CEs available) Nov. 9th 1:00-4:00 ~ Intro to Chakras Nov. 28th ~ Annual Turkey Day Detox Dec. 14 ~ Advanced Assists workshop, CEs available Jan. 31-Feb. 2 ~ Yin & Meditation certication (CEs Available) Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Attention all teens! Are you a teen between 12 and 18 and do you want to write the Great American Novel? Well, the Mandarin Branch Library on the rst Friday of each month is the place for you. Writing Inspired Teens is a new program hosted by Teen Library Associate Don Carpenter beginning on Friday, October 4 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks are an added bonus. Please call 262-5201 for more information about this exciting new teen writing program. The South Mandarin Branch Library is hosting a brand new course for teens beginning on Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. High School and Beyond Survival Workshop is a free six-week course designed to help teens learn skill-building strategies to help them succeed in life. Teens that successfully complete the course will earn a recommendation letter from Rachel Bauer, M.Ed. to use when applying to college, completing scholarship admissions appli-For years, psychotherapists wrestled with the question, What comes rst.thoughts or feelings? Early psychotherapists proposed that feelings should be the primary focus in helping patients. Later, others claimed that behavior should be the primary focus of attention. More recently, some have focused on the idea that it is ones thoughts or beliefs that are at the core of ones unhappiness. When thoughts or beliefs are invalid or illogical, the end-product is very often anxiety, depression and unhappiness. Examples of invalid or illogical thoughts are boundless. If, for example, a mother is falsely committed to the belief that she must, at all times, be approved-of by her child, one can imagine the potential negative consequences for that relationship. If one is convicted to the illogical belief that a failure is unforgivable, then he or she is potentially sentenced to a life of self-imposed unhappiness. If Belief: The road to happiness or unhappinessBy Contributing Writer Dr. William H. Eden eld, Licensed Psychologistone falsely believes that he or she is unlikable, unattractive or incapable, then he or she will unfortunately feel and behave accordingly. Finally, for those who have somehow assumed the invalid belief that life should always go their way, unhappiness and disaster becomes a way of life. The idea that our thoughts directly impact our feelings and behaviors is not a new one. The American Standard Version of Proverbs 23:7 says, For as he thinketh within himself, so is he. Although this idea is not a new one, it was only relatively recently in the history of psychology that it became the basis a newer form of psychotherapy. This approach to psychotherapy is now popularly named Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), cognitive meaning thinking. In CBT, the therapist assists patients in identifying the thoughts or beliefs underlying their unhappiness, then in examining their validity and nally in replacing the problematic thoughts or beliefs with ones that are more appropriate. Additionally, the patient is given homework assignments to test-out new ways of thinking and behaving, which are designed to lead to positive changes. Of course, the maturity, personality and artful skill of the therapist are an important ingredient to this process. CBT is becoming a more and more popular approach to helping people as psychological research continues to show its e ectiveness with a wide variety of personal di culties. It also helps patients to avoid continually having to dredge-up and rehash painful feelings, which is often the case in some other forms of psychotherapy. For additional information, please contact DocWHE@aol. com.Start Here. Go Anywhere.October is teen time at the Mandarin area libraries!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Library cations or to use when applying for jobs. Snacks will be provided by Publix. Please call ahead to reserve a spot at 2886385. The course is for teens ages 12 to 18 only. Dont forget that the South Mandarin TAAG/ Teen Advisory Board is meeting on Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Teens ages 12 and older can meet for crafts, book talking, program planning and refreshments. You can now schedule an appointment with the eLibrary Specialist Donna Peretzman every other Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. beginning on October 9 at the Mandarin Branch Library. Peretzman will provide expert assistance with email, the internet, online applications, downloadable media, job searches and more. She will continue with the computer training classes on Thursday mornings at the Mandarin Branch Library beginning with Introducing Zinio eMagazines, a new computer training class on October 3. Join Peretzman for a hands-on presentation of Zinio, the new eMagazine o ering from the Jacksonville Public Library. You will learn how to set up an account and how to start borrowing eMagazines. (Devices1, Download1, Topics1). On October 10, she will focus on Microsoft Word 2010 where you will learn to create, edit, save and print documents. Instruction includes formatting text, cut, copy, paste and using spelling and grammar tools. On October 17, discover the free eBooks that await you in the OverDrive database. Round out the month with Computer Basics on October 24 where you will learn the main parts of a computer as well as how to use the Start Menu, WordPad, Notepad and other Windows features. You will also learn to re-size windows, learn about les and folders, icons and scrolling. All classes will be held in the Conference Room from 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For a complete schedule of the E Library Specialist Training classes and services being o ered at the Mandarin Branch Library, please call 262-5201 or check out the librarys website at http://www.jaxpubliclibrary. org. On a personal note, I want to tell you about my mother. My mother was a librarian for more than 60 years. She certainly inspired me to become a librarian. Reading is one of the great loves of my mothers life. She introduced me to the world of reading and her love and respect for the written word. My mother is now 97 years old and is legally blind and has severe arthritis in her hands. She can no longer read or even hold a book. One of the joys of my childhood was having my mother read to me. Now it is my turn to share that joy and love of reading with my mother. Congratulations to Library Assistant Robert Moseley, who oversees the circulation desk and acash handling at the Mandarin Branch Library, for receiving a JPL Innovator Award. For an hour each day, we sit down together and I read to her. It is our time together. We are currently reading Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick. I would encourage all of you to share your love of reading and take the time to read together with your parents and grandparents. It is certainly time well spent.got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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In order to avoid misunderstandings, some advertisers do not offer employment but rather supply the readers with manuals, directories and other materials designed to help their clients establish mail order selling and other businesses at home. Under NO circumstance should you send any money in advance or give the client your checking, license ID, or credit card numbers. Also beware of ads that claim to guarantee loans regardless of credit and note that if a credit repair company does business only over the phone it is illegal to request any money before delivering its service. All funds are based in US dollars. Toll free numbers may or may not reach Canada.located at 1332 Veterans Parkway in NW St. John County. For more information, please email semandarinmoms@yahoo.com. 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. Music under the Oaks acoustic jam session will be held on October 27. Bring your acoustic instrument and come on out to the Mandarin Museum in Walter Jones Historical Park from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. for an open jam in the front Whats New cont from pg. 5yard of the museum. If its been awhile since youve played, dont worry dust o that instrument and join right in. If the weather is cold or rainy, the group will meet inside the museum or on the porch. Overeaters Anonymous meets on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Presbyterian Church, West Campus, located at 12001 Mandarin Road. For more information, please call 642-9959. A presentation by James Taylor, coordinator of the UNF Environmental Center and chair of the UNF Sustainability Committee, will be hosted by Sierra Club Northeast Group on Monday, October 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard, West. The UNF Environmental Centers mission is to establish, develop and support cross-disciplinary education and research related to the environment. The presentation will highlight what the University of North Florida is doing in regards to campus sustainability. Please bring your own cup to reduce waste in the land ll. For additional information, please call Janet Larson at 247-1876. The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society will meet on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Mandarin Regional Library, located at 3330 Kori Road. Speaker Connie Bradshaw, certi ed legacy advisor, will present The Living Legacy Project, Preserving Life Stories. This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please email president@sgesjax.org or call 778-1000. The Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market is an open-air farmers market located at the historic Mandarin Community Club under the beautiful oaks at 12447 Mandarin Road. Hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. every other Sunday. The market has many vendors who supply products which vary by the seasons. These items include local produce, local honey, specialty foods, baked goods, art and crafts. Remaining dates for 2013 are October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 15 and December 22. For additional information, please contact Todd at 607-9935. The NASJAX Skin and Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the rst Wednesday of each month at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, located at 11470 San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin. The club is open to all divers and those who are interested in diving (military a liation is not required). For more information, please visit the website at nasjaxscubadivers.org or contact the club president, Dave Martin, at 413-8773. Are you troubled by someones drinking? Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Let us share our experience, strength and hope. Join us every Monday night from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in the First Christian Church of Jacksonville, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard or visit us at www.jaxafg.org.Place your community events on our online calendar...FREE! mandarinnewsline.com Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan is pleased to announce a partnership with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics that will allow Florida-born citizens to obtain a certi ed copy of their birth certi cate at the Tax Collectors Gateway branch, located at 910 West 44th Street. This partnership adds another level of convenience for our customers who need a certi ed copy of their birth Mandarin o ce to o er them later this yearFlorida birth certi cates now available at Tax Collectors Gateway branchcerti cate to obtain their Real ID compliant Drivers License or ID card, Corrigan said. Individuals who were born in Florida and have valid identi cation for proof of identity will be able to purchase a certi- ed copy of their birth certi cate at the Tax Collectors o ce for $12 per person plus a $6.25 service fee. Florida birth certi cates will continue to be o ered at the Duval County Health Department located at 900 University Boulevard North. While the Tax Collectors Gateway branch is currently the only location o ering birth certi cates, ultimately all nine Tax Collector locations will o er the service. The Mandarin and Cedar Hills branches are scheduled to come on-line later this year. For more information, please visit www.coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@coj.net or call 630-1916.

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Visit e-baptisthealth.com for the most up to date list of job openings. Listings are updated daily and change often. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 271.6078. UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Would you like to have extra spending money? Would you like to make your own working schedule in order to have more time for family, hobbies or other interests? I am currently seeking hard working, self-motivated individuals to Join My Team. Please contact me at OrganizeU@mangocats.com or https://www.mythirtyone.com/Autism/ -for more information. Serious inquiries need only apply. Lorraine Inman Independent Director of Thirty-One Gifts Maintenance Technician -Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, a premier Ice Skating and Sportsplex facility, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to provide overall care of facility grounds, building, systems and vehicle. HS diploma +2 yrs of related experience required. Excellent communications skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment required. Nights/Weekends/ Holidays may be required. Wages based on exp. plus bene ts. Please e-mail resume to: hr@ jaxiceandsportsplex.com. FT/PT help wanted. Chiropractic assistant. Fax resume to 683-4378 Brooks Rehab Hospital seeking full time RN Charge Nurse. BI/Peds Unit. 3-11pm. For more info please call 904-694-4139. Brooks Rehab is seeking full time IT Team members for corporate of ce. Positions include: Security Specialist, System Developer and Systems Engineer. For more info 904-694-1198. Brooks Home Care Advantage is seeking RN Case Managers to join our team! Travel and Phone reimbursement offered. For more information, please contact 904-694-4139. Brooks Rehab is seeking a IT Program Manager (PMP preferred). 4yrs exp preferred. For more information, please call 904-694-1198. Brooks Rehab is seeking licensed CNAs for their brand new Bartram Green House Residences (Assisted Living). 5+yrs strongly preferred. Must be passionate about promoting a high quality of life in a home environment for elders requiring memory care. The primary purpose of this position is to protect, sustain, and nurture elders by providing assistance with activities of daily living and meeting other needs as required. Responsibilities will include cooking, laundry, and housekeeping. For more info: https://brookshealthcareers.silkroad.com/ HELP WANTED CLEANERS & SUPERVISORS NEEDED Evening Weekday & Weekend Shifts Available. PART-TIME ONLY Must be dependable & hardworking. Apply: WWW. ENVIRONMENTCONTROL.COM Wanted experienced concrete worker. Must have form to nish experience and transportation. Call 904-838-1836 Wanted barber with clientele contact Cindy at cynthiamaule@bellsouth.net Wanted Part-time third year College Accounting major who wants to demonstrate knowledge on Quickbooks, tax software and general business knowledge. Send resume to bob@reburkecpa.com Maintenance Technician -Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, a premier Ice Skating and Sportsplex facility, is seeking a Maintenance Technician to provide overall care of facility, building, systems and vehicle. HS diploma +2 yrs of related experience required. Excellent communications skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment required. Nights/Weekends/Holidays may be required. Compensation based on experience. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex. com. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for Happy, Energetic Part Time help to enhance our Public Sessions and Birthday Party experiences. Skate Guards must be a strong ice skater. Birthday Hostesses are hourly plus TIPS. No Experience necessary, we will train you. Both must work well with children and adults. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex.com. Jacksonville Ice and Sportsplex is looking for a Food Court Manager -3+ years experience in food and beverage, cash handling and customer service. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Would be responsible for Supervising food court staff, maintaining/replenishing food inventory, Maintain stock in vending machines. Demonstrate the ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing manner. Must be available to work Tues night, Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. This is a part-time position with about 20-25hrs per week. Please e-mail resume to: hr@jaxiceandsportsplex.com. Mandarin barber/salon looking for stylist with clientele. Reasonable rent, clean, friendly shop. Call 904-260-7071. Part-time Position10-15 hours per week. Billing/AR Clerk/Data Entry must be pro cient in EXCEL, OUTLOOK, Peachtree-Sage 50. Email resumes to publisher@rtpublishing.com. EZ Pack & PostP 904.683.8738 | F 904.683.8957www.ezpackandpost.com 10503 San Jose Blvd., Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32257 Through a partnership with the Edward Waters Colleges Young College Explorer Summer Camp and a donation from Safe Kids of Northeast Florida, Swimming Safari Swim School was able to provide free lessons to at-risk teens as a part of their camp curriculum. Thanks to support from the City of Jacksonville, we were able to hold the lessons at the Eugene Butler Middle School pool. To attend this camp, the parents of the children had to provide documentation that they were quali ed for their program. Our program consisted of lessons two days a week for ve weeks across June and July. In total, 52 children ranging in age from 12 to 17 were able to participate in lessons. The rst day of swim lessons consisted of each student performing a swim test in order to assess each childs individual needs. Of the 52 children tested, 10 were found to be non-swimmers. The remaining 42 students skill levels ranged from novice to intermediate. After speaking with the children and their counselors we realized the students were over-con dent in their belief of their swimming ability. Realizing this, our goal was to improve the students endurance, technique and teach them safety skills should they nd themselves in a dangerous situation. We designed a swim team style lesson plan, which focused on learning to tread water, oating on their backs and proper freestyle breathing techniques. During the last week of lessons we administered another swim test to assess each childs improvement. We are very happy to report that all of our non-swimmers now have the ability to swim short distances independently and oat on their backs. We had a few of our non-swimmers graduate into the more advance group. Our more advanced swimmers all showed dramatic improvement and were able to demonstrate several water safety skills. From July 29 through August 2, Swimming Safari Swim School worked with the very special children at Great Strides Rehabilitation in Mandarin for two hours a day on learning to swim and receiving comfort from a water experience. Swimming Safari Swim School provided two to three instructors daily who worked with each assistant and the children in helping them become more comfortable and improve their swimming and survival skills.Free swimming lessons provided for those in needBy Contributing Writer Joani Maskell, President, Swimming Safari Swim School ANDY ON CALLRepai r an d Remo d eling ~ Pricing by the jobnot by the hour ~ Call about FREE Window Cleaning FREE ESTIMATES213-8701Lic. #CRC1330545

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Some of our plants that have struggled in the heat look almost crisper and greener and autumn begins to change the color palette yet again. In response to shortening daylight hours, trees start their slow transition to winter. Weve all had that uhoh moment when we realize that some inopportune occurrence has radically changed our plans. It may ash through your awareness just as you fall into the water. The change could have been unforeseen or a result of your own inglorious choice of action. As a boat operator you are in charge. That implies many tasks to assure the safety of yourself, passengers, your craft, others you meet on the water, property your vessel affects and marine life. Experience helps, but does not trump the unforeseen. In Pinellas County in April, two persons enjoying a day on the Gulf were returning through a pass when the operator stopped the vessel to check an engine malfunction. He put the vessel in neutral, set the anchor, then walked to the stern and stood on the transom near the engine. He lost his balance, fell overboard and was unable to grab a line thrown to him. Neither directions nor the passengers e orts were e ective and an otherwise competent boater was lost in the current. Had he worn a life preserver, there likely would be no incident for us to United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateUh-oh!By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8contemplate. Poor choices happen. At a July outing on a Polk County lake two boys, 10 and nine years old and a 31-year-old man were being pulled on an inner tube by a jet ski. The 28-year-old operator made a turn and the tube crashed into a wooden boat dock. The 10-yearold didnt make it, the 31-yearold was in critical condition and the 9-year-old was stable. The point is, you cant plan or avoid every circumstance that a ects your boating excursion. Current, weather change, other operators, malfunction and poor choices are all possibilities. They are best dealt with through building your boating knowledge, experience and preparation. Wearing a life preserver all the time gives you an edge to avoid the consequences of many unforeseen events. Especially if you are the operator, your safety may also be crucial to that of your passengers. Learn more from experienced operators through courses such as that presented by the Auxiliary at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. For the next class on October 19, please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place or for other possibilities. GardeningFall is full of promiseBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFAS Photosynthesis requires sunlight and adequate water to process energy and as both become less available, deciduous trees can no longer support their green canopies. The process begins with the connection between the actual leaf stem and the tree the formation of the abscission layer stops the ow of energy to and from the leaves. If you want to know more about the science, check out the National Arboretum website: www.usna.usda. gov/PhotoGallery/FallFoliage/ ScienceFallColor.html. Sadly the South is not known for its colorful fall, but there are trees, shrubs and vines we can use to add to our chances of a beautiful season. Much depends on rainfall and temperatures, so a plant that disappoints one year could dazzle the next. For reds, try Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, but keep it under control. Shrubs include hearts a bustin, Euonymus americana; Virginia sweetspire, Itea virginica; red chokeberry, Aronia arbutifolia and oak-leaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. The bald cypress is one of my favorite trees, with its bold rusty display. Trees with potential to enthrall include sassafras, Sassafras albidum; sourwood, Oxydendrum arboreum and Shumard oak, Quercus shumardii. And dont forget the crape myrtle; some cultivars exhibit beautiful fall color. Do your research to ensure that the plants you like will grow well in the site you have in mind right plant, right place. Fall is a good time to plant perennials, shrubs and trees alike, although it is often a drier season, so pay attention to your new plants and ensure they dont su er from lack of water. Over the winter they will be establishing themselves, concentrating growth in their root systems, and come spring will be ready to burst into new life. Another fall bonus is the abundance of fruits and seeds in the landscape. The hollies are a good example, but if youre buying make sure to choose one which already has berries. This will be a female and unlike the male will reliably produce berries from year to year! They need male trees nearby to fertilize their owers, but in an urban landscape that is well treed its likely that there is a suitable mate nearby. To be sure of success, the nursery will advise you which male tree is suitable and you only need plant one for a number of females. The bees should see to the rest. The latest New Leaf is available full of timely tips as Ive mentioned before and is particularly useful for those planting a fall vegetable garden. http:// duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/ nleafSeptemberOctober.pdf. If you need a paper version, please call the Extension Service at 255-7450 and ask to speak to a Master Gardener who will be happy to oblige. An invitation to everyone in America to take time out to treat themselves to a unique pleasure: reading a good book. For more information, browse www. nationalbook. org. October is....National Book Month

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 25 9700 Philips Hwy, #107 Jacksonville, FL 32256 (904)469-2432www.HandsFeetandBeyond.comReggie Stephens Bl indsBudgetThe Best in Custom Blinds and Window CoveringsCall Today for a FREE In-Home Consultation904-268-7080www.BudgetBlinds.com The Orlando Magic will play its rst preseason game of 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. Its the rst preseason NBA game that will be played in Jacksonville since 2009. The Magics opponent for this game is the New Orleans Pelicans. This team formerly known as the Hornets features former number one overall pick Anthony Davis along with Austin Rivers, Eric Gordon, Jrue Holliday and Tyreke Evans. Orlando features the second overall pick in this past summers NBA Draft, Victor Oladipo along with Jameer Nelson, Aaron A alo and Glen Davis. Ticket prices for this game start at $15. The Jaguars have two home games during the month of October, although one of those home games will be played in London. After road games in St. Louis (October 6) and Denver (October 13), the Jaguars will host the Chargers at EverBank Field on Sunday October 20. The following Sunday, the Jaguars travel to London to face the 49ers in what will be the rst of four home games to be played in London in the next four seasons. The Gators football team has just one home game in October. They host Arkansas on October 5 and then travel to LSU on October 12 and Missouri on October 19. The Gators have a bye week in the last weekend of October which will give them an extra week to prepare for the annual showdown against Georgia in Jacksonville on November 2. Perhaps Florida States most challenging game of the season will come on October 19 when the Seminoles visit Clemson. Mandarin High Schools fall sports teams have had a great start to the season. There are lots of changes surrounding MHS football this MHS Sports RoundupMustangs start the fall season strong By Hazel Odell, MHS StudentLocal Sports UpdateNBA comes to Jax for one night in OctoberBy Chad CushnirFSU will have a bye week before that game. They begin the month with a home game against Maryland on October 5 and they end the month with a home game against NC State on October 26. Finally, the only home game on the JU football teams schedule is on October 26. Its homecoming on that day as the Dolphins host Davidson. year. The team has a new coach, Brian Braddock, who was formerly an assistant football coach at St. Augustine High School. The varsity football team kicked o the season with a home game vs. Terry Parker on August 30. They won 43-0. Their second game was against Wolfson on September 6 and they won 48-0. The Lady Mustangs have had a strong start to the volleyball season with four wins against Englewood, Atlantic Coast, Paxon and Ocala West Port. The boys and girls crosscountry teams have also had a promising start to the season. Their rst meet was the Spikes and Spurs Classic, which was held on August 31 at the Flagler County Fairgrounds and Recreational Area. The boys won, beating Flagler Palm Coast, Creekside, Bartram Trail and Buchholz by more than 49 points. The girls came in second to Creekside High school.Both the boys and girls teams beat Englewood and Sandalwood at a home meet on September 3. They also won the Lecanto Invitational on September 7. MHS was featured on Good Morning Jacksonville on August 30, the morning of their pep rally and game against Terry Parker. The pep rally featured all of the fall sports teams, the cheerleaders, leadership and the Mustang Band. It looks like the Mustangs are going to have an exciting season! Parents and guardians with students of all ages are invited to attend and participate in this Town Hall meeting about the budget for Duval County Public Schools. Town Hall MeetingsMandarin High School: October 3 6:00 p.m. Atlantic Coast High School: October 24 6:00 p.m. School Board District 7, Honorable Jason Fischer Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp will be opening on Monday, October 7 at the Shoppes of Mandarin, which is located just north of Interstate 295. Fit Body Boot Camp is an indoor tness facility that will o er 30-minute, high-intensity group tness classes. Each class will e ectively work the entire body by using a speci c workout method that focuses on core, strength training and cardio. Former Harlem Globetrotter and Jacksonville Giants basketball player, Alexander Wright, Jr., will be one of two professional, certi ed trainers on sta Classes will be available Monday through Saturday in the mornings and evening classes will Fitness boot camp opensbe available Monday through Thursday. We are very excited to offer this type of group training in Jacksonville. Fit Body Boot Camp delivers outstanding results through e ective workouts, ongoing nutrition counseling and other client programs. We promise to change the lives of those that are willing to make the commitment to get their health back on track with us, said Billie Young, owner and operator of Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp. Everyone is invited to try Jacksonville Fit Body Boot Camp! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!

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Page 26, Mandarin NewsLine October 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com A L F FESTIVAL& CHILI COOK-OFF MANDARIN17th Annual IVA L L L L L L L L L L L L L L IV V A IV VA A A L L AL L WIN!!!! $500 For Best In Show!Presented By ... GOLD SPONSORS BRONZE SPONSORS SILVER SPONSORS Atlantic Shores Realty of Jacksonville To see how you can particpate call Mark Goldwich at 904-406-7232 of North Florida Mandarin Food Bank At St. Josephs ChurchProceeds benet....Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund Presented B y .. y DONT WAIT!Get a Real Visit from Santa!Book by End of October Featuring a Real Bearded Santa Corporate Events Home Visits Charity Events Sleigh Phone: 904-318-9052 Toy Shop Phone: 904-240-0577 www .rstcoastsanta.com rstcoastsanta@gmail.com Book by E B Celebrating 25 years of excellence! (904) 737-4626 www.jaxbraces.com Offer limited to new patients. Offer must be used during October 2013. No other discounts or offers may be combined with this offer. Call now for our October Specials! Complimentary whitening with the completion o f treatment and free consultation. Gene R. Patch, D.M.D is pleased to welcome his son, Michael E. Patch, D.D.S. to his dental practice. We offer a full-range of dental care, including: whitening veneers and crowns Conveniently located off I-295 The corner of 10609 Old St. Augustine Rd. and Hood Rd. Suite 3 904-268-1331 | Patchdentistry.com We welcome new patients. Please call today for an appointment. Recently Florida Friendly Landscape signs have been pop-Mandarin Garden Club seasonal newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann Sondra Resnikoff next to an outstanding example of a Firespike, one of the many hummingbird/butter y attracting plants in her garden.ping up in our communitys most beautiful and environmentally friendly yards. Now Sondra Resniko s Mandarin garden has been awarded the highly sought after honor too. The Florida Friendly Landscape award is presented by the University of Florida Extension, Florida Yards and Neighborhood Program. This award, complete with yard sign, goes to individuals who ful ll the following nine requirements: Right Plant, Right Place; Water Ef- ciently; Fertilize Appropriately; Mulch; Attract Wildlife; Manage Yard Pests Responsibly; Recycle; and Reduce Storm Water Runo and Protect the Waterfront. If you are interested in applying for the FYN award, please contact the Duval Extension O ce at 255-7450 or http://duval. ifas.u .edu. Click on Lawn and Garden then Florida Yards and Neighborhoods. Resniko s Florida Friendly Landscape front entrance is all a- urry with gobs of Gulf Fritillary butter ies enjoying the passion vine strategically placed to greet visitors. The pristine owerbeds that ank the house from the street all the way to the back property line are bursting with vibrantly colored perennials and antique roses. Hummingbirds and several di erent types of butter ies are frequent guests. Since Resniko s front yard is very sunny and her backyard has much more shade, the Florida Friendly Landscaping principal of Right Plant, Right Place has proven very important. Before joining the Mandarin Garden Club some 10 years ago, Resniko considered herself a sporadic gardener. That was pre-retirement when she worked full-time as a registered nurse. The Live Oak Circle at the garden club was the perfect t for her since that group meets in the evenings speci cally to accommodate the busy schedules of women and men who work during the day. Resniko says she learned so much more about gardening after joining the garden club. She saw other members gardens and saw other peoples interests that sparked her interest. Being part of the garden club has elevated Resniko s desire to work in her garden and try di erent plants. She learned so much from the wide variety of guest speakers at the monthly garden club meetings. Also, Resniko appreciates the advice and guidance she has received from the helpful Master Gardeners who are club members. Many of the right plants that are in the right places in Resniko s garden came from the generous and lively plant swaps each month at the Live Oak Circle meetings. Resniko is quick to acknowledge she could not get everything done in her garden without her wonderful gardening helper, Ben. Congratulations to Sondra Resniko for her Florida Friendly Landscape! Mark your calendar for the October special events at the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road: October 5, 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.: Trash To Treasure Garage Sale October 17, 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon: Colors of Fall from Door to the Table. Learn new ideas for the home and kitchen in the spirit of fall. Meeting will be followed by a potluck luncheon. A few openings are still available for outside vendors for the November 9 Mandarin Garden Club fourth annual Craft Fair. Sorry, all inside spaces have already been reserved. Please contact stampthompson@aol. com or 268-1192 for additional information. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, please see our website at www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. Everyone is welcome at the Mandarin Garden Club! Mandarin Town Hall MeetingHosted by Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg with guest Florida State Senator Aaron BeanThursday, October 24 6:00 p.m. Loretto Elementary School

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com October 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 27 Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2013 KB Home (KBH). $10 Publix Aprons gift cards available while supplies last; no rain checks, not exchangeable for cash, limit one per household. No affiliation or sponsorship is intended or implied with Publix Aprons, and all trademarks are owned by the trademark owner. See Built to Order options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/upgrades require additional ch arges and ordering at predetermined stages of construction, and are subject to change/discontinuation anytime by KB Home. KB Home is not a custom homebuilder. Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availa bility and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buyer responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. 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THE ROAR also launched their search for Junior ROAR from every London borough, with the chance to dance with the worldfamous cheerleaders at the Jaguars tailgate party at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 27. This years halftime show for the Mandarin High School band is The Car Men, a modernized rendition of the opera Carmen. This display highlights the musical and marching talent that this band has embodied after many hours of practice together. The Car Men has many parts in the music that require much work on technique and hours of pounding out runs, rhythms and countless counting to create perfection. What makes this show different from previous Mandarin High performances? Nikki Hargrove replied, Well rst of all, the fact that we have so much put out already, farther than any year before, but we also can have so much fun with this show. There are so many spots in the music and drill that we can put little things between the brass and woodwinds that just make it so much fun to play the parts. This 124 member band is highlighted by the talented and dedicated color guard; they add the ourish of color with their ags and surprise the audience with a dancing solo. The brass adds the authentic air so prevalent in the original opera. October is full of Friday night games and Saturday competitions, which makes the band that much better. Friday nights are fun, enthusiastic and energetic. It is their job, as the band, to entertain and energize the fans and football team. I really enjoy being able to support the great football MHS Band updateBy Contributing Writers Brooke Sapolsky and Levana Osher team the Mustangs have put on the eld this year, says Mark McCain. While Friday night football games are full of fun and laughter, competitions are where the band gets to show o all of its hard work and leave their hearts on the eld. Mckynzie Eldridge said, No matter how we do at competitions, we get a good experience and feedback on what to work on and prepare for our nal performance and have fun. October is the prime month for the marching band and they will be out on the eld or cheering on the team every chance they get. These competitions are open to the public and the band hopes that you will come and support the band! Competition dates and places include Saturday, October 12: The Space Coast Classic in Merritt Island; Saturday October 19: First Coast Marching Invitational at Nease High School; Saturday, October 26: Seaside Invitational at Fletcher High School; and Saturday, November 9: District Marching MPA at Fletcher High School. Hope to see you there! In order to pull o such a production, the band depends on the support of the band boosters. These volunteers support the band in many ways such as hemming uniforms, chaperoning, hauling equipment and serving customers at the concession stand on game day. The band is under the direction of Pam Cha n, who has been teaching for 17 years. She is currently in her sixth year as the director of bands at Mandarin High School. Cha n holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University and a Master of Music with an emphasis in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Tennessee. When the band takes the eld, they are under the marching direction of second year drum majors Bailey Peacock and Mikyla Hall. Please check out the bands new website for all band news at mandarinband.com. Along with the schedule, this site has some great pictures of the band in action too. Check it out!Drum Majors Mikyla Hall and Bailey Peacock Appearing in this issue and the November issue! Call for more info! 904-886-4919

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