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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 2 November 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Everyone in Mandarin knows that when the cooler weather “ nally arrives in November that it is almost time for the Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O hosted by the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. This years event, to be held on Saturday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the RiverPlace Shopping Center, is the 17th annual event. And there are a few new and fun changes in store!Native Sons and Daughters parent and child members of the Timucuan Federation recently held a car wash to help support The Apple Project,Ž a local initiative which has taken on the task of raising money to build a local dental clinic for low income families. The car wash, held on September 29 at the Walgreens on State Road 13 and Race Track Road, raised $600 for The Apple Project. More than three dozen Native Sons and Daughters members washed everything from vintage The Mandarin Community Club will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 17 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. as part of its 90th anniversary celebration. All club members and the community at large are invited. Historic information and artifacts of the club and the Mandarin community will be on display. Refreshments will be served including a special anniversary cake, with the cake cutting set for 2:00 p.m. Members of the Mandarin Museum and Historic Society will be on hand to o er tours of the Old Post O ce and General Group donates proceeds to The Apple ProjectBy Contributing Writer Brian QuirkAutumn means it’s time for the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-OffBy Martie Thompson 2012 winners at the Mandarin Chili Cook OffNative Sons and Daughters make sure the cars are squeaky clean Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! H o o l l l i i H H cars to RVs. Since the Native Sons and Daughters program, formerly known as Indian Princesses and Indian Guides, requires their members to participate in community service in order to be eligible for year-end recognition, this cause is a wonderful way to help the community. Event host Andrew Eagle FeatherŽ Stainsby explains, This event is a great way to show our members that not every child has the bene“ t of In addition to the signature event, the chili competition, there will be an arts and crafts show, featuring local and seasonal items. This would be a great time to get those fall decorations for your house or perhaps start your holiday shopping! There is still room available for those crafters wanting to participate; please contact Mark Goldwich at 4067232 for booth requirements. Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the event. Music will be provided by Larry Magnums TLC Band. A bounce house and face painting for the kids as well as a silent auction will be happening all through the day. Be sure to come hungry, as some of the communitys best chili cookers will have their delicious concoctions available. If you would like to show o your chili skills and favorite recipe to your neighbors, you need to stew up three to “ ve gallons to share with the crowd and judges. Arrive early, no later than 10:00 a.m., as table locations are “ rst come, “ rst served. Decorating your booth is very important, so you can enhance your guests and the celebrity judges dining experiences! Be sure to call Mark Goldwich at 406-7232 to learn more about becoming a contestant. It is de“ nitely worth the e ort as there is a Best in ShowŽ prize of $500. But the Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O is not just about eating and fun. This annual event, over the years, has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and Mandarin Community Club to hold open house November 17By Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community ClubStore and the Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market will be open that afternoon as well. By special arrangement, several antique cars will be displayed on the MCC grounds and available for viewing at no charge. Please help us mark this important milestone of the Mandarin Community Club. For new (or long time) area residents who have wanted to know more about the club or to see the inside of the clubs two historic buildings, this would be a perfect time to visit. Anyone with photos, news articles or stories relating to the club or the Mandarin community over the years is encouraged to bring them and add to the historical displays. For further information, please visit mandarincommunityclub.org or call the club o ce at 268-1622.Chili Cook Off cont. on pg. 11Native Sons/Daughters cont. on pg. 14Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City CouncilmanPage 5 Your Voice Your Vote Page 6 E Pluribus Unum Page 7 New programs for JYSC Page 7 City of S Jacksonville Page 8 Civics for one and all Page 8 MHS Homecoming Page 9 Libraries circulation grows Page10 Toastmasters Page 10 Womens Club News Page 11 Lecture on Kennedy assassination Page 13 Mustang Band Page 14 Our Fitness Winner! Page 16 Senior NewsLine Page 20 MHS Sports Roundup Page 21 Mandarin Garden Club Page 22 US Coast Guard AuxiliaryPage 23 Jax Farmers Market

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Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Your contributions at Firehouse Subs restaurants helped make these local life-saving donations possible. Thank you.MORE THAN $140,000 IN DONATIONS Atlantic Beach Ocean Rescue $12,552 Neptune Beach Police Department $17,500 The Friends of Hendricks $2,008.00 American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps $8,120 St. Augustine Fire Department $3,600 Atlantic Beach Police Department $31,680 Ocala Police Department $7,500 St. Augustine Beach Police Department $19,100 Friendship Volunteer Fire Department $3,750 YMCA of Florida’s First Coast $27,500 Jacksonville Beach Police Department $6,950The Heart of Firehouse Subs FirehouseSubs.com/Foundation SAFETY

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 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! The Mandarin Toastmasters Club is having an Open House on Saturday, November 2, at 10:15 a.m. If you have ever wanted to check out a Toastmasters meeting, please come and join us for our open house! There will be refreshments and great company! On Saturday, November 16, the meeting theme will be Giving Thanks and will include a potluck social immediately following the meeting. The Mandarin Toastmasters club meets the “ rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard and the meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are always welcome! The Scrabble Club meets each Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Branch Library. For more information, please contact Georgiana at glherz@comcast.net. The fourth annual Craft Fair at the Mandarin Garden Club will be held on November 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. There will be a wide selection of beautiful and unique crafts just in time for your holiday gift shopping. Delicious homemade baked goods and a barbecue lunch are also available to purchase. After shopping and eating, enjoy strolling the beautiful garden club grounds. For more information, please visit www.mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12 and the fee for non-members is $14. You must attend both days to receive a certi“ cate to qualify for a discount on your auto insurance premium. To register, please call 391-1320. The San Marco Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 100 artists from the United States will transform historic San Marco into an outdoor art gallery with original “ ne artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. This event is free and everyone is welcome! The Mandarin Womens Club will hold their monthly program on Thursday, November 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. The speaker following their luncheon will be Lisa Meadows, the Estee Lauder manager at Dillards at the St. Johns Town Center, who will discuss skin care needs for women 40 and older. The price to attend is $16; reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday, November 14. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club with numerous activities and is open to all women no matter where they live. For further information about the club and how to join, please call Diane at 880-5354. The South Mandarin Branch Library presents Bilingual Stories for Babies each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Stories for Young Children each Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Art for Young Children Parent Academy StrandStudent AchievementParenting & AdvocacyPersonal & Individual Growth 9:30 Helping My Kid: Math Homework Effective Parent Teacher Conferences Parenting Under Stress 10:00 School Readiness & Standards for Learning Grade Portal & Tech Learning Effective Communication and House Rules 10:30 “I Hate to Read” What Can I Do? How to Find Answers About the Public School System Money Matters at Home There will be reading and educational activities for elementary age children, allowing parents to visit sessions without distraction. On Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Mandarin-area families can learn more about several important topics that a ect student success at school. The event will be held at Christian Family Chapel on Old St. Augustine Road. School PTAs have longbeen involved in o ering parent engagement programs. With that in mind, Kari Bell, PTSA president at Mandarin Middle School, hopes this fresh idea will be an e cient and e ective way for families of elementary and middle school students in our area to “ nd out more about whats going onŽ with our kids and schools. I believe every parent wants the best for their child from our public education system and theres a lot of great information available from a variety of resources within Duval County. This e ort is an example of how the neighboring PTAs can collaborate and leverage resources to meet the needs of families in our community,Ž Bell says. She adds, I think this little bit of time on a Saturday morning will help parents feel more informed and bet-Parent workshops for public school familiester equipped to navigate the system, which ultimately helps their kids.Ž Bill Winton, Middle School Youth Pastor at Christian Family Chapel shares, As a faithbased partner for Mandarin Middle, were pleased to be serving as the location for this event. And, more personally, as a parent Im glad our PTAs are showcasing this information about our schools at a convenient location.Ž PTA presidents at Crown Point, Loretto and Mandarin Oaks elementary schools helped determined the topics to be discussed. The plan for the morning includes a welcome session for everyone at 9:00 a.m., followed by a choice of nine 30-minute sessions. Attendees can choose to attend one, two or three sessions depending on how long they can stay. There will be reading and educational activities for elementary age children, allowing parents to visit sessions without distraction. For more information, please contact Kari Bell, Mandarin Middle School PTSA president at president@mandarinmiddleptsa.org.at 11:00 a.m. Please call 2886385 for more information. 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. There will be quilts on display, a ra e for a quilt, vendors, food, drinks and baked goods. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Dennis at 387-4440 or visit www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The next meeting of the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be on November 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Attendees will learn to make holiday centerpieces with Tamer Britton, a University of Florida and Duval Extension Agent for 35 years. Visitors are always welcome! For additional information, pleas visit www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192.Whats New cont. on. pg. 4

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Member’s DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Mandarin news: I am pleased to report that after many months of delay, the Jacksonville City Council has “ nally voted to allow a cell tower on Alberts Field. Not only does this mean better cell reception for Mandarins Verizon consumers, it also means that the city will receive a minimum of $25,000 per year„money that can only be spent in Mandarin. The agreement also includes a provision for a 4 percent annual increase in rental rates. With any additional cell phone carrier that utilizes the tower, Mandarin receives an additional $750 per month. This is only the second cell tower installed on cityowned property which generates revenue for the speci“ c district. In my opinion, the city should aggressively pursue other opportunities that would allow cell towers on public land. The income generated from this would greatly bene“ t all 14 districts and assist with unmet needs. City Hall news: Even though I voted against the millage rate increase, it passed overwhelmingly, 16-2. Unfortunately, this vote did not and will not increase our quality of life in Jacksonville. We still have libraries opened with very little tra c, one library with a mold infestation and another library that needs a million-dollar structural facelift. We also have senior centers with an average attendance rate of 12 to 15 people a day. In an e ort to save money, I suggested the city consolidate three of the senior centers to enhance their experience with more activities and fellowship. Needless to say, this Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park, near the south end of Mandarin Road, next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will Whats New cont. from pg. 3did not happen. In fact, what the council did do was introduce 40 amendments to the budget that spent even more of our tax dollars. I made it a point not to introduce any spending bills, but I did introduce a bill to sell cityowned buildings and parking garages. Currently, Jacksonville is no di erent then any other government entity which hoards land and buildings unnecessarily. Let the private sector (who has a much better record in real estate development) take over and lets get these properties back on the tax rolls. I would like to clear up one more observation about our millage rate. Everyone, and I mean everyone, says our millage rate is the lowest in the state. However, if you consider the hidden taxes we all pay through our JEA bills, we actually have one of the highest millage rates in the state. Let me explain. Every year for the past 12 years, JEA has contributed money directly to the city co ers in lieu of property taxes. This year, JEAs contribution is $109 million. That equates to an additional 2.5 mills that is hidden in your electric rates and thats on top of the franchise and utility taxes that are already listed on your bill. So the next time you hear someone say our millage rates are too low, you can absolutely say that they are wrong! Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and “ eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The Mandarin Branch Library presents Saturday Sunshine on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. and the Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids on Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. And dont forget about Stories for Young Children each Thursday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please call the childrens department for program information at 262-5201. The November general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, November 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be Meet the Charities.Ž Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit www.orgsites.com/” /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will hold its monthly luncheon on November 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. Valerie Norton, district director of Seniors vs. Crime will present the program. This project is part of the Florida Attorney Generals O ce to protect seniors from being taken advantage of by fraudulent business operators. This is very important in Florida with such a large senior population. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. For reservations, please call 2628719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club held a clean up day at the Billard Commemorative Park on October 23. Assisted by their parents, circle leader Kelley Swain and MCC representative Wanda Bosworth, the youth group weeded, mulched, planted ” owers and did a general clean up of the park. This is the second community service project the Bumble Bee Circle has performed at the Billard Park, demonstrating their ongoing commitment and interest in giving back to their community. The Billard Commemorative Park is located at 11642 Brady Road and is owned and operated by the Mandarin Community Club. The Italian American Club will have its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 10 along with the annual election of 2014 o cers and board members. We look forward to another successful year. We would like to thank all of our neighbors for visiting us for our annual Festa Italiana! Remember the club is open to everyone so come on in and see what were about. The Friends of South Mandarin Library recently met after the librarys monthly Book Club meeting. Two new members were present and both o ered personal stories of how the library had served as their computer source for study and a resource. A business meeting covered bylaws, coming elections of of“ cers and sending speakers to organizations to seek support for our library. The childrens department of the library will be the focus for our group. Ideas for selecting toddler-friendly furniture were discussed and at the next meeting we will look at types of furniture available. The meeting ended with refreshments provided by the library sta in appreciation of our support for the South Mandarin library. We welcome new members to join us! For additional information, send an email to friendsmandarinsouthlibrary@gmail.com or call the library at 288-6385. What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! Please call to make an appointment or to schedule a tour of either of our of“ces. (904) 249-3373274 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250(904) 519-65558117 Point Meadows Drive Jacksonville, FL 32256 JACKSONVILLEJACKSONVILLE BEACH Jacksonvilles Only 24/7 Pediatric Of“ce www.24hourkidcare.com @24hourkidcare24hourkidcare Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value With the holidays right around the corner, the Elections O ce is diligently relocating the Election Center to One Imeson. One Imeson is the future home of where our o ce will store the election equipment, where poll worker training will be conducted and where the call center will be located. Last month sta began boxing up election equipment, supplies and training tools, as well as electronic voting machines to be taken to their new home at One Imeson. The One Imeson property o ers: € $573,000 savings in “ rst year € Total savings of $3.3 million over 10 years € Easily accessible from Interstate 95, Interstate 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 presents another opportunity for our o ce 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 by the early part of 2014 with an open house and tour of the new warehouse, call center and training facility. One Imeson will cover the moving bill of around $100,000, as agreed in the new lease. Although the Election Center is moving to One Imeson, early voting will continue in the Gateway Community for future elections. Our o ce kick-started our Connect with Us in 2014Ž campaign encouraging voters and citizens to be a part of the election team by becoming involved in the electoral process and working with us on Election Day. Check out our billboards around town or stop by our registration tables in the community to pick up some information on working with us in 2014. For more information visit our website and click on the Connect with Us in 2014Ž link. As Supervisor of Elections, I encourage residents to review their information to make certain it is current and upto-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. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure that this upcoming election season is conducted accurately and accessible for all voters with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. The average American gains several pounds in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. This seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable; you can fend o added pounds during the holidays without becoming a dietary Scrooge. One way to do that is to eat healthier foods that are low in fat and calories. You can still “ ll your plate at a holiday buffet, but “ ll it with fresh fruits and vegetables instead of fried chicken “ ngers or cheese sticks. A good way to avoid putting on the extra holiday pounds is to pass on the treats at work. Take the time to pack healthy snacks such as trail mix, low fat Greek yogurt or raw vegetables such as carrots or celery sticks to stay full and help avoid the temptation of the holiday treats,Ž says Kory Graybeal RD, LD/N, MSH at Baptist Medical Center South. You should also exercise regularly. Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise most, if not all, days of the week. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major contributors to holiday weight gain. Many traditional holiday foods are loaded with fat and calories. To keep your weight manageable, substitute a lowerfat food or go ahead and eat a certain food you enjoy too much to give up, but have a smaller portion and conserve calories by skipping something thats not as important to you. Here is more advice for cutting fat from your holiday diet: € Eat white-meat turkey, which has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat. A threeounce serving of skinless Strategies to ght holiday weight gainBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center Southturkey breast has 119 calories and one gram of fat. The same amount of dark meat has 142 calories and “ ve grams of fat. € Put gravy through a skimmer before serving and youll cut the calories by 80 percent. Thats a substantial change: Holiday gravy thats not skimmed contains 60 to 70 calories per tablespoon. A generous helping can add as many as 500 calories to your holiday dinner. € Serve stu ng baked outside the turkey; it has half the calories of stu ng cooked inside the bird. € Serve at least one item very low in calories and fat, such as a fresh fruit salad or steamed vegetables topped with lemon juice and herbs. A one-half cup serving of steamed green beans has only 15 calories and a trace of fat; a one-half cup serving of sauted green beans has 50 calories and 6.6 grams of fat. € Serve baked potatoes instead of candied sweet potatoes. A Strategies cont. on pg. 19

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com WE NEED DEEP WATER NOW! Learn more at DeepWaterNOW.com JacksonvilleCivic Council JCC 450 SR 13 at Race Track (next to Publix) www.wbu.com/jacksonville $5 Off any $30 purchase or$10 Off any $50 purchase Enjoy Song & Beauty Up Close And Personal Cindy’s Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindy’s Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in men’s haircuts. d d y y ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ ’ s s s s C C C C C C C C C uts Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Many of you are probably familiar with Benjamin Franklins exhortation to signers of Americas Declaration of Independence to hang together or face the possibility of hanging separately. Although Franklins quote is more than 200 years old, the principle remains: overcoming daunting challenges often requires people to work together. This months question basically asks whether all of Jacksonville south of the St. Johns River should become a separate political entity from all of On Friday, October 18, the Florida Department of Education began its process of reviewing class size numbers for school districts across the state. Duval County Public Schools, one of the states most heavily penalized in last years class size review, will show an increase of 15 percentage points in class size requirements. This improved rate of 95 percent is the highest level of class size compliance for the school district, which also saw an enrollment increase of more than 3,600 students this academic year and over 1,600 since the 10-day count. This was an impressive logistical undertaking by our organization considering the size of our district and the unexpected increase in student enrollment. We worked extremely hard and strategically with a spirit of collaboration to ensure that we reduced our class size penalty, thus using more of our resources for students and creating stronger learning environments for our students, teachers and caregivers,Ž said Nikolai P. Vitti, superintendent. We also achieved this improvement by dramatically expanding our elective o erings in music, art, and acceleration programs at every school.Ž Prior to and during the launch of the 2013-14 school year, teams of Duval County Public Schools administrators including human resources, budget and region o ces worked closely together with school based leaders to examine enrollment counts, hire and place teachers and update schedule guidelines to accommodate expansions of the District reaches historic high with class size despite increase in student enrollmentschool day and elective classes at secondary levels. Based on the development of a comprehensive sta allocation plan and eight-period day, elective o erings at the secondary level were expanded including the introduction of numerous new courses including: Personal Finance; Military History; Contemporary History; Culinary Arts; Information Technology; Dual enrollment; Digital Media, Emergent Technology; TV Production; Agriscience; Production Technology; Court Procedures; World Music; Drama; Global Logistics; Art History; and Art Criticism. These e orts contributed to results that include dramatic declines in a variety of areas deemed out of compliance from 7,963 to 1,060. In addition, average class sizes in core classes at secondary levels reduced from 28 to 35 in 20122013 to 21 to 27 in 2013-2014. Several schools, such as Chafee Trail and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Kernan Middle, and Fletcher High School reached 100 percent class size compliance. By reaching 95 percent, we will be able to e ectively lobby to amend the mandate to measure class size at the school level,Ž said Vitti. To stretch beyond 95 percent this year or to reach 100 percent we would have used strategies that would negatively a ect students, such as combining grade levels at the elementary level, forcing the co-teacher model in secondary classes, placing support sta in classrooms, and eliminating acceleration programs. Financially, it would have cost the district an additional $15 million at the elementary level alone. I am proud of everyone who made this happen.Ž Political CommentaryE Pluribus UnumBy David Milton Jacksonville north of the river. Heres the short answer: no way. In 1967, Duval Countys voters voted overwhelmingly to consolidate the city and county governments to eliminate corruption and ine ciency (as much as any human institutions can eliminate corruption and ine ciency). Undoing that vote and all the work that has gone on since then by chopping Jacksonville into two separate cities would present too many practical problems. For starters, south Jacksonville would have to create its own city government, police force, “ re departments and public works departments. Creating those new entities (and the many other entities necessary for a functioning local government) would require lots of time and money and, once created, could easily result in waste and ine ciency. Not only would the division of our city cause problems, but Jacksonvilles 50 years of unity o er bene“ ts. One of those bene“ ts is e ciency. For example, instead of multiple police forces with overlapping jurisdiction, we have a single police force. Another bene“ ciary of our uni“ ed city is the business community (and everybody else who works for a business in some capacity, which means most of us). Instead of going through multiple local governments to expand within the county, businesses can plan to grow in Jacksonville knowing they can get the necessary local permits from a single source. Recent studies … and perhaps our own common sense … identify strong cities as the engines of competitive economies. Those same studies recognize the contributions competitive economies make to cities. Chopping Jacksonville into two pieces would interfere with whatever progress we have already made. For those reasons (and for many more too numerous to list here), no serious city leaders are suggesting a split. That said, theres nothing wrong with a conversation about e ectiveness of our consolidated government. The right to a robust debate is our birthright as Americans. And there are plenty of topics to debate. There are always some complaints about the JSO; everybody knows Jacksonvilles pension needs signi“ cant work; and Downtown Jacksonville, despite all its development, still needs help. Theres another problem we need to discuss: consolidation sometimes makes it hard for local communities like Mandarin to retain some of their distinctive characteristics (although I suspect this might have something to do with the eagerness of some City Council members to beg for any kind of growth in any part of the city, regardless of the consequences on local communities). To the extent that consolidation makes it di cult for Mandarin to retain its character, consolidation must be “ xed. One of Jacksonvilles strengths is the variety of unique communities. Yes, there are di erences within Jacksonville, but the fact that we are di erent doesnt mean we should divide our city.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.

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No Problem! 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just North of Sonnys BBQ ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.com Stop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! Let our Certified Packing Experts pack your holiday gifts.Holiday happiness. We pack and ship valuable, fragile and odd shaped items. Stop by your neighborhood The UPS Store today. 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove Ph: 230.8881 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Visit The UPS Store in Fruit Cove for all of your holiday packing and shipping needs. In terms of geography, Jacksonville is the largest city in the Lower 48 states. We live in a big place with lots of diversity in many di erent ways. Dream a what ifŽ moment: what if the city of South Jacksonville, incorporated in 1907 and annexed by Jacksonville in 1932, remained an independent city? While the St. Johns River remains an asset, it is also a huge barrier, even with seven bridges crossing within city limits. Its not uncommon for residents of Mandarin or anywhere in Southside to rarely cross the river, because they live and work on this side of the river. The part of Jacksonville on this side of the river has the majority of shopping, the majority of upscale and upper middle class homes and hosts tens of thousands of good paying jobs. We have San Marco, San Jose, Mandarin, the St. Johns Town Center, Southpoint, Deerwood and a plentitude of other neighborhoods. On the north side of the river is downtown, Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Spring“ eld and the developments around Jacksonville International Airport. The south side of the St. Johns River is the heartbeat of Jacksonville and the reason most new companies and residents relocate here. Think about if there was a South Jacksonville City Hall perhaps in San Marco. The tax base is here to support a city government. With the present city government we have a bloated, overpaid, overly large city council of 19 members. We have an obsession with reviving downtown at the expense of other The world is getting smaller. Colleges and companies are looking for active global citizens. CISV o ers opportunities at international and local summer programs to build leadership skills through experiential learning, primarily for kids ages 11 to 15. CISV will help your child develop an anything is possibleŽ attitude, leadership and communication skills and an understanding of the world around them. Join us for an information session at the following places and dates: Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. Riverside/Avondale 1812 Seminole Avenue, 32205. Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. South Mandarin Library 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Library 101 Library Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard. Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. Ortega 4730 Prince Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club (JYSC) has been serving the greater Jacksonville community since 1975 and is the areas oldest continuously running soccer club. JYSC services over 2,000 youth players annually and has well over a 100 teams. With the continued growth, the club has made some major changes including recruiting additional professional sta to ensure JYSC continues to bring the best soccer product possible to the community. JYSCs exceptional sta includes directors and licensed coaches who have either played at the collegiate or professional level in the United States or Europe. JYSC is introducing a number of new programs to the membership including United Soccer Leagues Next Gen and Super Y programs which are designed for elite players. In Soccer club introduces exciting new programsaddition, there is a new strength and conditioning program run through the HIT Center. Most importantly, a revamped curriculum has been implemented that focuses on the education and long-term development of the players who can enter the club as young as three years old in the Munchkin United program. Additionally, the club has instituted an indoor winter training regimen and o ers numerous programs during the summer months as well. The Adidas Southeastern Cup is an annual tournament hosted by JYSC which continues to thrive. Last summer the event exploded as the club played host to over 180 teams from around the nation. The impact of such an event for our community is tremendous and local businesses bene“ t directly from the in” ux of people to the area. Conservative estimates from the 2013 edition put the economic impact of the tournament well over the million dollar mark. Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club has always associated and supported a number of great local initiatives including the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boselli Foundation. The club seeks local and regional partnerships with organizations to help instill a life-long habit of physical “ tness, nutrition and team work, all focused on a deep commitment to building a childs character and giving back to our community through the beautiful gameŽ of soccer. JYSC is currently registering players for the spring season and strives to have a place for all youth to play. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Political CommentaryGeographic bliss: City of South JacksonvilleBy J. Bruce Richardsonneighborhoods where people actually live, work and play, many would argue. We have a constant tug of war between the interests of the Northside and Westside versus the interests of the Southside, Mandarin and the Beaches. What does a resident of Mandarin have in common with anyone on the Northside or Westside? Not much, other than local taxes being raised, a too large local government and a professional football team which may not win a game this season. If a city of South Jacksonville still existed, there would probably be better city services, better local libraries and the grass in roadway medians would be mowed more often. For those who argue big is better, think about other major urban areas in Florida which exist just “ ne with more than a single city government. Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater all exist nicely together and, as an extra prize, have two strong daily newspapers. The City of Miami exists within Miami-Dade County and is surrounded by other city governments which are all healthy. Broward County has Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach and other governments. The list goes on in Palm Beach County, Orange County and even in Volusia County with Daytona, Ormond Beach and Port Orange growing west to meet the easterly growing Deltona, with DeLand sandwiched in, too. Our fate was sealed in 1932 because the original Acosta Bridge was the great uni“ er for Jacksonville. Too bad the real estate developers of San Marco and San Jose didnt resist the temptation.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.Are your children ready for a global future? Edward Road, 32210. CISV is a non pro“ t, independent, nonpolitical, all volunteer peace education organization focusing on inter-cultural learning. We aim to help our participants develop the skills they need to become informed, responsible and active global citizens and make a di erence in their communities and the world. The glue that underpins all of our programs is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding. For more information, please visit www.cisvjax.org. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Page 8, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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. 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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. 12276 San Jose Blvd. #512 (904) 880-0202 www.dietjacksonville”.comIdeal Weight Lossat Life Mission Chiropractic Life Mission ChiropracticFor Pediatric Development & Adult Health NEW PATIENT INTRODUCTORY OFFER ~ $49.00Offer good through October 30, 2013 with this ad Includes consultation, exam, x-rays 1-set (if medically necessary) and 2nd visit (report of “ndings,adjustment and rehabilitative care) *Value $350.00THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT, HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED PAYME NT FOR ANY SERVICES, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISE MENT FOR FREE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. 28 Years Experience At press time, Mandarin High students are getting prepped for their upcoming homecoming week. Mandarins homecoming takes place at the EverBank Field on Friday, October 25 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Tickets were sold to the students during their lunches from October 9 through 16 for $60 each. Sophomore Savannah Mitton said, I think the tickets are a bit expensive, but you de“ nitely get your moneys worth.Ž Sophomore Erin Chatham added, Im really looking forward to homecoming because I love getting dressed up and its a time when I can just hang out with all of my friends outside of school. Its going to be so much fun!Ž Students will also be able to dress up the entire week working up to homecoming and it is rumored that there is to be a Duck Dynasty day, nerd day, spirit day and old As I write this article, our nations leaders are bitterly divided. Republicans and Democrats blame each other for the government shutdown and the potential default of Americas debt. Unfortunately, we, citizens and elected o cials, have grown too accustomed to and comfortable with this type of partisan brinksmanship. Such “ nger-pointing, distrusting and self-serving politics is childish and dangerous. It lacks all semblances of true leadership, true public service and true courage. Whether this immediate, impending crisis is averted or not, we are, almost certainly, going to revisit the same crisis again in the near future. Without question, this chronic a iction has rendered the national health prognosis as critically ill. Americans have often been “ ercely divided and over myriad issues. Early on, Je erson and Adams famously feuded within President Washingtons administration to such a degree that their respective supporters became our “ rst rival politiThe lovable Louie Anderson is not just a renowned TV icon from Family Feud and Life with Louie, but now he is also a motivational “ gure. His new campaign Get o the CouchŽ encourages people to get a little exercise everyday. It started with one life-changing moment on the ABC TV show Splash He agreed to be on the show for health reasons: to work out and eat better. After some training and exercise, Anderson dived o a 23-foot board. In six months since the end of the show, he has already noticed results. He has lost 40 pounds and noticed improvements in walking and swimming. He attributes the positive progress to an improved mindset and motivation. On Saturday, November 16, you can participate in Andersons weekly Walk and Talk.Ž E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comcal parties. In addition to our most serious division, the Civil War, weve feuded over foreign a airs, civil liberties, election results and on and on. In this second article focusing on important American speeches, I want to compare our current political partisan divide to another potentially perilous crisis, the Watergate scandal. In the years that followed Watergate, public opinion polls showed American trust at all-time lows. Democrats ferociously attacked Republicans for supporting a president who disgraced himself and our country. Republicans despised Democrats for what Republicans believed was vigilante justice that resulted in a sentence that greatly exceeded the crime. America was deeply divided and intensely distrusting. Into that mire entered an unelected vice president who subsequently became the unelected president. Gerald Ford, by all accounts, never sought or even desired the o ce of president. His ambition was to be Speaker of the House. He was nominated by Nixon because he was perhaps the only Republican that would be con“ rmed by the Democratically controlled Senate (to replace the resigned Vice President Agnew in ful“ llment of the 25th Amendment). Yet, many people, in that atmosphere of distrust, believed the appointment was in return for a Nixon pardon, a suspicion that was further fueled when Ford did, indeed, issue the pardon and one of the most sel” ess acts of any president. In his inaugural address, President Ford, eschewing an underlying trepidation revealed by a quake in his voice, sought to remedy Americas ailment through humble service and courageous leadership. I have not sought this enormous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. Those who nominated and con“ rmed me as vice president were my friends and are my friends. They were of both parties, elected by all of the people and acting under the Constitution in their name. ƒthere is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except MHS HappeningsHomecoming time By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentpeople day. I am so excited about homecoming week because I love being able to dress up everyday,Ž said Tressa Bleau, a sophomore. I love how spirited Mandarin is; its the best!Ž Thursday, October 24 is also going to be an exciting day for MHS students because it is the day of the second annual Homecoming Parade, which will proceed down Greenland Road again this year and their homecoming game against Sandalwood will also be held that evening. Be sure to check back in the next issue for a full recap of all the MHS Homecoming activities!Get o the couch and onto the stageBy Contributing Writer Allison Agnello, The Comedy ZoneThe half-hour walk is followed by an encouraging discussion. Anderson will talk about the struggles of healthy living, especially for those struggling with weight and motivation issues. He emphasizes, It is all about simple movements. Little steps to start with.Ž Keep this in mind next time you commit to the all-day movie marathon. Anderson will be at The Comedy Zone November 14 through 16 for three nights of cleanŽ comedy. Family is a major topic, since he grew up as one of 11 children. He tailors his comedy to appeal to all crowds, without o ensive or vulgar language. Be sure to see the ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Bring business to your door!Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919 E. Pluribus Unum cont. on pg. 9

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Whitmore Oaks in Mandarin New homes from the $220s (904) 596-6770 Youll “nd the party at KB Home this weekend! Bring in this ad and receive a $20 Pottery Barn gift card. GRAND OPENINGSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM…6PM Built to Order’ Enjoy lunch and learn about homeownership opportunities. Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2013 KB Home (KBH). Food and $20 Pottery Barn gift cards available while supplies last. For gift cards: no rain checks, not e xchangeable for cash, limit one per household. In order to receive gift card, buyer must complete a registration form, and gift card will b e mailed to buyer within seven business days of visit. Pottery Barn is a registered trademark of Williams-Sonoma Inc. Pottery Barn is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affil iated with KB Home. See Built to Order’ options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/upgrades require additional charges and ordering at predetermined stages of con struction, and are subject to change/discontinuation anytime by KB Home. KB Home is not a custom homebuilder. Plans, prici ng, financing, terms, availabili ty and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buye r responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photo may depict upgraded landscaping/options and may not represent lowest-priced homes. See sales representative for details. CGC1509034 JAX-112814 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 Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan and local dignitaries hosted the of cial grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently relocated Mandarin Tax Collector branch of ce at 10035 San Jose Boulevard, near the intersection of Crown Point Road, on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Duval County Tax Collector collects and distributes approximately $2 billion annually in taxes and fees. For more information, please visit www. coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@ coj.net or call 630-1916.The numbers are in for “ scal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013) and despite a reduction in hours of operation, sta ng and the budget, the two Mandarin area libraries circulated 944,908 books, music CDs, audio books and DVDs and served 387,586 customers. Attention parents! Tumble into books at the South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. where you will learn all about our new database for kids called TumbleBooks. The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format theyll love. This program is for any parent with a child up to seventh grade. Please call 288-6385 for more information. The Mandarin Branch Library will be hosting a program by noted Author Artie Lynnworth on Saturday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This free workshop will help you learn how to prepare for a job or college interview and how to improve your resume. Please contact Stacey Van Hoy at 262-5201 for program information. Attention Mandarin music lovers! Local musician Al Poindexter is presenting a program of folk music at the Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm. Please call 262-5201 for more information about the concert. The Mandarin Book Club will be discussing The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. Stacey Van Hoy and PatriStart Here. Go Anywhere.Libraries circulation nears 950,000 despite budget cutsBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Librarycia Henderson will be leading the discussion. Please call 2625201 for information. The Testing and Education Reference Center is the featured database for November. This database features over 100 practice tests and courses (GED prep, SAT Subject Tests, FCAT and many others). The career module includes test prep help to obtain licenses for a career as a Practical or Registered Nurse, civil service (“ re“ ghter, police o cer, postal worker and realtor), teacher certi“ cation and many others. Scholarship information and an online resume builder are also available. For more information about this great database, please visit our website at jaxlibrarypublic.org. And dont forget to try out the new JaxLibrary App for mobile phones now available at jax. boopsie.com. Please note the library hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holidays. All Jacksonville Public Libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. The Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries will be open on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. November is a time to give thanks to our brave military veterans on Veterans Day and to our family and friends on Thanksgiving. All of us at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries are especially thankful to the Mandarin community for their support throughout the year. We hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!Kids and parents enjoyed Camp re Stories for Young Children at the South Mandarin Branch Library hosted by library associate Michelle Petrin and library assistant Lily Waller. by serving the peoples urgent needs.Ž American trust didnt return immediately. But President Ford led boldly and with little regard for his own political future. Let us work toward the day when we can say about our leaders partisan pettiness and self-interest what President Ford said about Watergate, My fellow Americans, our national crisis is over. Our Constitution works.E. Pluribus Unum cont. from pg. 8

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Two of the numerous activities enjoyed by members of the Mandarin Womens Club are the third Thursday Morning Bunco Group, one of six and Daytime Mexican Train, which is when just the ladies play the alwayspopular version of dominoes. This social club is a busy, busy group of ladies from all over, with members from Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, St. Johns and Elkton. Other monthly activities are Antiques and Collectibles where members go shopping and have lunch, plus two groups playing Bridge. Dining Out is dinner at one of our lovely restaurants around town. Some of us play Mah Jongg with the funny-looking tiles, cook and share our best recipes at Recipe Exchange and go on excursions to interesting places about town with the Travel Group. One of the clubs of the most popular activities is Game Night, where The Mandarin Toastmasters Club presented a plaque to the South Mandarin library on October 19 in recognition and appreciation of the librarys hosting of the clubs meetings since 2006.The Mandarin Toastmasters club meets the “ rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard, at the corner of Orange Picker Road and San Jose Boulevard across from Walgreens. The meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are welcome.Beginning speakers and experienced professionals alike can bene“ t from this practical, face-to-face learning program. Toastmasters appreciate South Mandarin LibraryWhether youre speaking to your kids, your friends, your coworkers, your customers or the board of directors, Toastmasters can help you do it better. Youll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are„to become better communicators and leaders and have fun doing it! Toastmasters International is a non-pro“ t organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through encouragement and support. For additional information about the Mandarin Toastmasters Club, please visit www.mandarintoastmasters.org or call President Morgan North at 268-9380.Mandarin Toastmasters Club president Morgan North presents a plaque of appreciation to Mandarin South Library representative Margo Crafton. Womens Club plays Bunco and Daytime Mexican TrainBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed, Mandarin Womens Clubthe ladies and their guys all play Mexican Train as they munch on the goodies that the hostesses provide. A luncheon is held each month for all members, guests and prospective new members at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin, which includes a short business meeting and some type of interesting program. A few things weve enjoyed over the years have been learning about weather forecasting by meteorologists from the local TV stations, a talk by a local FBI agent, a bagpipe played by a young man in a kilt, hand-bell choirs, Barber Shop Quartets, Jacksonville Symphony musicians and one of our very favorites was when a survivor of the plane that crashed in the river in New York told us about that very frightening experience! Any lady from anywhere interested in our Merry Band can get more information by calling Diane at 880-5354. Playing Daytime Mexican Train Happy ThanksgivingFrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Introducing . .Professional vehicle service, while you sleep! GUARANTEED COGGIN Dream Service available Monday-Thurday ONLY download the Apple App download the Android App 6 weeks of personal training $199 Are you ready to enjoy the Holiday Season with a HOT & FIT Body? Expires 12/31/13 VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to applesŽ in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review . Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, will present the quarterly Third Thursday Lecture, entitled The Kennedy Assassination at 50: The Enduring MysteryŽ on November 21, 2013„one day before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The guest speaker will be David T. Courtwright, who teaches American history at UNF, including a popular undergraduate course on the 1960s and Vietnam and a seminar on the long 1960s.Ž He has lectured on the Kennedy assassination before national audiences, Thursday Lecture to focus on Kennedy assassinationincluding at a major Duquesne University conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the event. Dr. Courtwright has authored six books and numerous articles. Courtwright will recount the key events of November 22, 1963, show and discuss about 20 to 25 minutes of “ lm footage and entertain questions from the ” oor. This presentation will be fascinating to those who remember exactly where they were when they received the news of this horrifying event and it will be a valuable learning experience for those who came after. The lecture will be held at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture at 7:00 p.m. For more information please call 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net. Courtwright For the sixth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving around the world. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care, located at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102, from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November Dentist once again o ers candy buy-back 6 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in, with a two pound limit. Children will also receive a free kids meal from the Red Elephant. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements. Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!this year will be no exception. Proceeds from this years event will bene“ t the Mandarin Food Bank, Junior Achievement and the Mandarin Councils own Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund, given annually to a local high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in business. Admission to the event is only two cans of food for the Mandarin Food Bank. Be sure to donate the $7 for the All-You-Can-Taste Chili ticket, which allows you unlimited tastes of every pot of chili. Individual tickets for single tastesŽ may be purchased for only 50 cents. The Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O is presented by Jax Federal Credit Union, with Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA; RT Publishing, Inc., publisher of Mandarin NewsLine; and VyStar Credit Union. The Silver Sponsor is Gold Star Adjusters and Bronze Sponsors are Atlantic Shores Realty of Jacksonville, Gold Hills Jewelry, Swimming Safari and Fit Body Boot Camp. Many thanks to these “ ne sponsors who make this event possible. Its not too late for your business to be a sponsor! This is a great family event that the Mandarin area has embraced and looks forward to every year. Stop by and see us!Ž says event organizer Mark Goldwich.Chili Cook Off cont. from pg. 1 For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@mandarinnewsline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919Mandarin NewsLine

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Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late til 2am Delivery Available!present coupon for a free garden salad a $4.99 oering chicken topping extrawith a purchase of a Specialty Pizza $14.99 Recent health studies reveal that as many as 24,000 people lose their sight every year to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to Russell Pecoraro, M.D., ophthalmologist The Wild Birds Unlimited retail store in Julington Creek is celebrating 10 years as a specialty store in bird feeding and bird watching products. The store is located in the Julington Village shopping plaza at the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13. Our stores mission is to bring people and nature together,Ž states co-owner Sheryl Mitchell, and our sta works very hard to make each customers visit to our store positive.Ž Sheryl Mitchell co-owns the store with her spouse David Mitchell. The store has three part-time employees„ Kathie, Terry and Gary„who all have expertise in the bird feeding hobby. The Mitchells moved to this area from Michigan in late 2012 and purchased this store from the previous owners at the beginning of this year. They previously owned another Wild Birds Unlimited store in Ann Arbor, Michigan for six years. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in outdoor bird feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes and a patented feeder pole system. They also carry a great selection of nature-related gift products. However, they are known most for their fresh, no-waste bird food products. We get fresh bird seed deliveries every week. Our bird food contains no “ ller Specialty bird store celebrates 10 yearsproducts and we only carry bird food that the birds in our area will eat,Ž says Dave Mitchell. Backyard bird feeding is the second most popular outdoor hobby after gardening. The store has a loyal customer base that is not only from the NW St. Johns County and southern Duval County areas, but many of their customers travel to this store from across the river in west Jacksonville and Clay County and from the St. Augustine area. Congratulations to Wild Birds Unlimited on their 10th anniversary. The sta and owners encourage you to visit this unique retail store and learn more about enjoying beautiful song birds in your own backyard. It is good to see small retail stores being a successful part of our community. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Monthand diabetic specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Oftentimes, patients “ nd out they have diabetes from their eye exam.Ž He continues, Conducting a routine eye exam can detect so many things. Some are minor, such as a slight change in prescription or the need for new or di erent contact lens; however, other diseases such as diabetes and diabetic retinopathy can be much more signi“ cant and can be life changing. When we conduct eye exams, we look into the eye and are hoping to see a clear view. If we see blood and other ” uids that are leaking, we typically suspect that these ” uids might be symptoms of diabetes. Bleeding is usually a symptom that there is a buildup of sugar in the patients bloodstream and it has begun to break down the capillaries that feed the retina. The result is often what we call diabetic retinopathy … a condition in which continuing damage to retinal tissue from diabetes can lead to impaired vision or even blindness.Ž Dr. Pecoraro explains, If we detect retinal bleeding during your eye exam and suspect diabetes, we will then recommend that you see your primary care provider immediately, to have a fasting blood sugar test. If diabetes is determined, it is important to catch it in the early stages, get it under control, and save your vision before further damage to your retina occurs.Ž Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical technology for taking care of this diabetes. Dr. Pecoraro states, The National Eye Institute reports that there has been an 89 percent increase in patients with diabetic retinopathy since 2000, e ecting 7.7 million people in the United States. This number is estimated to grow to 13.5 million by 2020. If you have diabetes, its important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels, and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination.Ž Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB | Trips for 2013-2014 LENDER December 2-6: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 5 DAYS December 10th & 12th: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL December 15-18: ANNUAL NEW YORK TRIP 4 DAYS March 25-26: CHERRY BLOSSOM TRAIL OF GEORGIA 2 DAYS MARCH 11 & 13: BINGO SOCIALS APRIL 21-28: A TEXAS “FIESTA” 8 DAYS MAY 21-23: THE OLD SOUTH 2 DAYS JUNE 7-19: MEDITERRANEAN & THE GREEK ISLES 13 DAYS JULY 22 & 24: BINGO SOCIALS AUGUST 5-17: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 13 DAYS SEPTEMBER 12-20: CANADIAN ROCKIES & MORE 9 DAYS OCTOBER 10-19: NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA CRUISE 10 DAYS For more enhanced itineraries and pricing information, please call:Diane Stan“eld Sr. VP of Corporate Banking PH: 904-998-5507 CELL: 904-614-0943stan“eldd@atlanticcoastbank.netNot only does Atlantic Coast offer great products and services we also have a travel club that we think you will be interested in, the PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB. Dont let the millionaire scare you! It takes a lot of small dollars to make a millionaires club! Try us out and join us for a trip and see what we are all about. For more details, contact Diane Stan“eld at 904-998-5507 or CELL: 904-614-0943.Member FDIC www.atlanticcoastbank.netYoure Invited! What: Travel Club Meeting When: 11/20/13 ~ 11:00 am Where: Deerwood Branch ~ 10328 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL RSVP to Diane Stan“eld by 11/18 Come join us for a light luncheon to meet and greet other travellers and discuss our upcoming events! TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com $50 o your landscape remulch estimate of 5 yards or more!Estimate must reach the 5 yard minimum for coupon to be valid. Oer not valid with any other discount. Coupon must be present with payment for discount. Oer valid through December 31st 2013. $50ldlh Holiday Touch Up Special When I “ rst came into the Mustang Band program as a freshman, I had underestimated the amount of work I had to put in. The toughest, most rewarding and most fun part of band is marching season, but most of you know it as football season. The most challenging part of it all is balancing my already tight schedule around practices, games and competitions„but the friendships you develop during four years of high school band are tremendous, ones that will last to the end of high school and beyond. I have to say that the band really does work hard to achieve the highest possible quality through sound, marching and program. I dont look at the Mandarin High School band as just a class, but a lifestyle. It goes so much more beyond the classroom. I feel like its not just a bunch of people playing music, but where I feel like Ive become part of the Mustang Band family, in every way. Now that I am a sophomore, Im being able to go through all of these events over again and it Mustang Band experienceƒ through eyes of a studentBy Contributing Writer Matthew Waeltz, MHS Studentjust brings back more memories. Its like a mental picture book, where you ask yourself and remember, What was I doing last year at this football game?Ž And that one question sparks tons of visual memories to be kept in your mind for many more years. I personally always look forward to marching season and when it passes, I miss it so much. Its that one time of the year where I have to work myself along with my other band members toward a common goal, which is to achieve that perfect sound and perfect show. In the future, when I look back on my years in the Mustang Band program, I will think, That was me; I remember all the e ort I put into that!Ž It comes to a point where you can say that, practice after practice, season after season and year after year. Remembering things like that, things that Ive done with the marching band, tells me that we are the absolute topof-the-line best that we can be, wherever we go, a standard that is held highly by the Mandarin High School music program. A scene from our show The Car MenŽ with the dancer Amelia Foreman along with several members of the saxophone section. 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 at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please visit mandarincommunityclub.org.Wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans Day Congratulations to the U13 Girls Next Gen Elite, Champions of the GIS Cup, held October 12 and 13 in Palm Coast. This tournament featured teams from all over Florida and Mexico. Lunar PhasesNew: November 3First Quarter: November 10Full: November 17 Last Quarter: November 25

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com 11262 Old St. Augustine Road (located next to Hobby Lobby)Call for Corporate Rates! www.hiejax.com Now Open, Completely Remodeled! No extra space for guests this Thanksgiving? Ask for our Mandarin Holiday Neighbor Rate and let us be your extra room. $69 rate for Single King Bed or $79 rate for Double Queen Beds (Good November 3rd through December) Julington Creek1633 Race Track Road #101 Jacksonville, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988M-F 8-8, Sat-Sun 8-5 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! URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The mother of three-yearold twins, Alexis Allen hasnt had much time for herself to say the least. She loves being a new mom to Sadie and Nate Allen, but all moms will agree that having kids immediately shifts the focus from themselves to their children. Allen decided she needed to start making some time for herself and get back into shape. Before she had her kids she enjoyed running and participated in races where she could compete against her latest time. Allen is ready to get back on track so she applied for three months of training at Fitness Together Mandarin in their Win and Get Thin contest. Fitness Together Mandarins Colin Woodmansee selected Allen because of her determination to carve out the time to ensure that she stays healthy and in good shape for herself and for her family. Its important to realize that schedules can get busy and kids can certainly take up a lot of time,Ž said Woodmansee. But making time to eat right and exercise and challenge yourself with personal goals is important Meet our tness contest winner!By Contributing Writer Charlene Shirk, Fitness Togetherto your physical health as well as your mental well being.Ž Woodmansee will be working with Allen three times a week during Fitness Togethers PACK Group training. The training focuses on both strength and cardio to provide a complete body workout„something Allen is excited about and even a little nervous to start. I know that getting back in shape will bene“ t me in countless ways, but as a bonus, it will bene“ t my family by having a more active mom and wife,Ž said Allen. Im ready to Get Fit and Thin and I would love to “ nish the Gate River Run with a personal record!Ž Stay tuned to see how she does! Be sure to see the Fitness Together ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Native Sons/Daughters cont. from pg. 1twice-a-year dental exams. We join First Coast News as an event participant and are equally excited to learn that Delores and Wayne Weaver, through the Weaver Foundation, have graciously agreed to match all contributions up to $100,000!Ž Since thousands of people on the First Coast cant a ord a dentist, The Apple Project is raising funds to build a dental clinic to serve low income and uninsured families. First Coast News is partnering with the non-pro“ t Community Health Outreach to build this new dental clinic. If enough funds can be raised, the clinic could open in the fall of 2014. The clinic is projected to serve 6,000 patients initially, including people who need everything from antibiotics for a tooth infection to a tooth pulled. Delores and Wayne Weaver, through the Weaver Foundation, are continuing their community support from their Jaguars days. The foundation is o ering to match every dollar donated up to $100,000. For more information about the Native Sons and Daughters Program, please visit www. timucuan.org. To learn more about The Apple Project, please visit www.“ rstcoast.news.com. Congratulations to Library Clerk Jessica Jones who was recently honored with a JPL Innovator Award and JPL Award for Modeling the Way.Ž Jones was promoted to Library Clerk from Shelver last spring and has been with the Mandarin Branch Library since 2011. In print or onlineMandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! To Advertise, Call 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Life changes. Your insurance should keep up. Let me help you get the protection you need. Whether youre celebrating a new baby, marriage or retirement, I can help you with your changing insurance and nancial needs.DEB EVESON (904) 400-6450JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com www.allstateagencies.com/debeveson Life insurance oered by Allstate Life Insurance Company, Nort hbrook, IL, Lincoln Benet Life Co., Lincoln, NE and American Her itage Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge, NY. Northbrook, Illi nois 2009 Allstate Insurance Company. Most students who are organized and adhere to a consistent routine are successful in school. Children thrive with routine and help them learn to be responsible, take charge of what they need to do and become more self-disciplined. Routine lets children know what is expected of them. Most parents will agree that good organization skills are valuable with long term lasting bene“ ts. € Stay organized and on task by providing a dedicated study space with the right school supplies away from the television, phones and other distractions, with the computer located in a centralized area versus your childs room to avoid unnecessary distractions. € Organize assignments, notes and papers. Create study guide index cards and “ le in binders or folders by subject. Consider “ le box or stackable trays or any other system. € Planning ahead results in Calypsosalonand spa Make an appointment today and Save $15 OFF a Facial!New Clients Only. EXP 11/30/13FREE Haircut with any Color Service ($45 Value)New Clients Only. EXP 11/30/13 Developing e ective study skillsBy Contributing Writer Edgar Gonzalez, Director, Huntington Learning Centerless stress and anxiety while improving results. It will help your child approach big projects and challenging situations calmly and methodically. € In todays electronic age most teachers post their classrooms key events online and allow both parents and students to remain up to date with up-coming deadlines. If your child uses a planner, writing upcoming deadlines and activities on a wall calendar at his or her desk will help them keep top of mind. € Clock or timer … Develop the discipline of e ective time management which only comes with practice. Agree on appropriate amount of time your child should be spending on nightly homework and/or test preparation An organized student is more independent. Children who are disorganized often feel (and act) helpless. They lose and forget things and they panic when they cannot locate what theyre looking for. Students who are organized are more likely to be self-starters because its easy to “ nd what they need and because they know that the sooner they “ nish their have-tos,Ž the more time theyll have for their want-tos.Ž Good notes will help your student better process information when studying independently, thereby enhancing his or her learning. € The notes should contain enough information so the student can quickly pull out the main points. € Record key points … Your student should realize it is less important to take down every word that a teacher says and more important to note topics that the teacher emphasizes. Students shouldnt forget to jot down examples that support these ideas. € Pay attention to the teachers style as no two teachers present material exactly alike. For example, some teachers write key information on the board or hand out outlines to guide students as they study. € Dont stop listening. Many students may follow a teachers lead and jot down whatever he or she notes as the most important points and then tune out. Students should listen carefully as his teacher explains each point and write down additional thoughts that may help their understanding and recall later. € Review and tidy notes within 24 hours. This will help keep the material fresh and give your student an opportunity to clarify any appreciations or unclear points. Supplement your notes with extra material from text and handouts. Always leave extra space in your notes for this. Use a highlighter and/ or underline to identify key topics and main ideas.For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol.com. CertusBank.com Equal housing lender. 2013 CertusHoldings, Inc All rights reserved. C ertusBank, N.A. is a trademark o f C ertusHoldings, Inc We are excited to be your new neighbor. Visit our newest Jacksonville location to nd out just how simple and easy banking can be.Hello Mandarin. CertusBank … Mandarin10970 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904.880.1435JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING!Friday, November 8 10:00 am 5:00 pm Pictured: Stacy Gambrell, Vice President/Business Development Of cer Bring business to your door!Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Open Monday thru Friday 7AM-6PM and offering a full schedule of daily activities Nutritious meals and snacks prepared daily Safe, secure and gracious state-of-the-art environment Morning transportation available for clients living near River Garden PROVIDING A STIMULATING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT 9 0 4 2 8 8 7 w w w r i e r g a r d e n o r g / a d u l t d a y Awareness, by de“ nition, is the ability to perceive or be conscious of something. It may also refer to common knowledge or an understanding about an issue and hence many bene“ cial initiatives try to raise awarenessŽ of a given subject. Since November is National Hospice Month, perhaps it is a good opportunity to consider having a conversation when you and your family gather together about when is the right time to make the call to hospice. This discussion is helpful especially if you are healthy and not in the tailspin of emotion that grips families when they get word about medical decline due to advanced illness. For some people, the mere mention of the word hospice raises fears. Even though death is inevitable, talking about it is Brooks Rehabilitation served over 15,000 seniors in 2012 and knows “ rsthand that they have unique healthcare needs. Whether it is gaining physical strength and coordination, increasing mental stimulation or receiving emotional and social support, Brooks is committed to furthering their services to transform the lives of seniors in our community. With the opening of the Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park campus, they are creating a place where seniors can receive the customized care they need while living life to its fullest. The campus, located on Interstate 95 and Bartram Park Boulevard in southern Duval County, includes Bartram Lakes, a three-story, 61unit assisted living community, Bartram Crossing, a 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility and two 12-room memory care homes, The Green House Residences. The Green House Residences have been developed using the nationally recognized best practice guidelines of The Green House Project„an organization that has pioneered the creation of intimate, residential style homes that recognize the Acknowledge the inevitable and arm yourself with understandingProvided by Community Hospice of Northeast Floridaseen as taboo in a society that emphasizes curative treatments. Even though hospice care is appropriate for those who have a limited prognosis of 12 months or less (six months for Medicare eligibility), the national average length of stay in hospice care is 19 days. A 2012 Brown University study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that aggressive treatments, repeat hospitalizations and increased ICU utilization are what patients generally experience near the end of life. This aggressive pattern of care is contrary to the wishes of patients and their families and hospice is viewed as an add-onŽ service by hospitals and physicians. Locally, hospice care is available to focus on comfort and quality of life. The goal of hospice care is to enable a patient to have alert, pain-free days and to live as fully as possible. The following mythsŽ about hospice will hopefully open a window of understanding and encourage you to begin the conversation. Myth: Hospice is a place. More than a place of care, hospice is a unique approach to care for people with advanced illness. Hospice care is received wherever a patient calls home„ in a private residence, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in area hospitals. At times, pain or symptoms may become too di cult to manage or stabilize at home, so Community Hospice also provides care in one of our six homelike shortterm inpatient care centers. Myth: Hospice is just about Floridas rst Green House homes for Alzheimers/ Dementia Care now openindividuality of senior residents. These two 12-bedroom homes will provide specialized care to individuals with Alzheimers and other dementias. They will be the “ rst Green House homes in the state of Florida! The services on the Bartram Campus will expand Brooks current system of care, which includes a rehabilitation hospital, home health care, outpatient therapy clinics, a medical group, clinical research and community programs. The value in o ering a coordinated continuum of services comes from the sharing of knowledge among clinical experts in their di erent divisions. Not only can they provide seamless transitions for patients between levels of care, but can also e ectively treat patients in the right setting for their individual needs resulting in the best possible outcomes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Hospice myths cont. on pg. 17

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES 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. St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195R on Berger, PT, A T C LA T, O wner Your onsite Athletic Trainer at each weeks games Right with you through the game... We are Your Community Therapist.Ž 880 -0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819L icensed I nsured & W orkman  s C om p www.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 A ngies L ist S uper S ervice A ward Over 35 Years Experience Serving the Jacksonville community since 1983 Member ADA, NEDDA, JDS | N etwork provider for Delta, C igna, B C /B S FCL and most major insurance plans. E xpires 11/30/13$99E xam, X-rays and R outine cleaning(self-pay patients only) 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 Freedom Christian Fellowship invites you a free, live music concert with Consumed by FireŽ headlining on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For more details, please visit www.FCFJAX.org. On Wednesday morning, November 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m., we invite newcomers and friends for our co ee and schmoozing program, Jewish Java at Village Bread Caf. We thank the Village Inn for their hospitality in October; however, we are returning to VBC because it allows us more privacy and a better venue for our guest The Mandarin Senior Center has added really fun new activities on Thursdays! Bokwa and Zumba Gold are some of the newest trends in exercise. Both classes are taught by certi“ ed instructors and o er fun and upbeat exercise to music. Mandarin Senior Center is the place to be Thursday evenings as we have a live band, Jacksonvilles own 2nd Time Around, playing from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Singles or couples, come see what youre missing! We have great music, dancing and socialIf you have more than one child, there is likely bickering, tattling or complaining in your house. Heck, even if you only have oneƒ if they have a friend over frequently, you still probably hear bickering and complaining! Our house has had more than our share of bickering lately. Big brother happensŽ to bump against his sister every time he passes by. She makes speakers. The casual setting makes it very easy to meet new people and even reacquaint with old friends and neighbors. Enjoy free co ee or tea with any purchase. The door prize will be a Chanukah surprise. No matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you have an open invitation to join us for Jewish Java. If you are new to the community and wish to make connections, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or via email: at shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. On Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., JFCS will bene“ t at Players by the Sea for a production of The Whipping Man. Seating is limited. The cost is $35 per ticket which can be purchased online at www. jfcsjax.org. A reception at 6:15 p.m. precedes the play. For additional information, please call 394-5727. ization with interesting people. We serve dinner and everyone brings some snacks to share. One lucky person even takes home a door prize each week! Please contact David Wunder at the Senior Center for further details on any of these events. Join us on November 1 for our annual Chili Cook-o event. This is our most popular fundraiser as we serve over a dozen di erent kinds of chili with all the toppings you can handle. Sides, drinks and dessert are all included. Get out of the house Mandarin Senior Center November updateBy Contributing Writer David Wunder, Center Activities Specialist, Mandarin Senior CenterPurposeful ParentingBy Contributing Writer Allie Olsensure we all know about every single bump by tattle-yelling*. Both parties are guilty. With every interaction, both grow more irritated with the other. Hiding on the other side of the house, I really just want to roll my eyes and pretend like I didnt hear anything... which is clearly impossible since theyre being so loud our pastor 10 miles away can likely hear every word! No, I cannot ignore the bickering this time. Instead, Im to teach my children that love overlooks o ences. Sometimes brothers play too roughly. Sometimes sisters are too sensitive. 1 Peter 4:8 is helping our sibling relationships, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.Ž While it would be easier to shut my door and wish we could fast forward a few years until one of these two moved out, that would not teach either of them to be a good neighbor, friend, spouse or parent. Parents, we have to keep the long view in mind when were parenting„we are raising adults and what we teach our children now can shape them later in life! Today, Lauren came in my room with another complaint. It was perfect timing because I was ironing and Daddys dirty socks were on the ” oor from the night before. I asked if she thought I should be mad at Daddy for leaving his socks on the ” oor. Does that help me feel better? Does it help move the socks into the dirty laundry basket? Does it help Daddy and me grow closer together? Fortunately, she thought the whole idea of being mad at Daddy over socks was ridiculous and we laughed together. When I segued into her relationship with her brother, I saw in my precious daughters face that she saw how silly the bickering is. Id love my children to get along so we can enjoy life together. But even more importantly, I want them to see that living with one another in an understanding way now will help them love their friends, roommates and spouses later. Im grateful for the guidance I “ nd in the Bible to overlook and cover the multitude of silly, but annoying, sins of those I love. The bickering hasnt stopped. But the dialog has started. Respect doesnt just happen in the classroom or on the playground. Respect begins at home. In case youre one of the lucky few who have never experienced tattle yelling, its when one sibling corrects the other in a voice loud enough to ensure you hear all about it. BEN! PLEASE DONT BUMP INTO ME WHEN YOU WALK BY!Ž and enjoy a fantastic meal while you support your local senior center. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. We will be watching The Great GatsbyŽ on November 6 at our Dinner and a Movie event. Dinner is served at 4:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 5:00 p.m. For information about dinner and to RSVP, please contact the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road, at 262-7309. Hospice myths cont. on pg. 17dying. Hospice care is about “ nding hope and making the most of the time you have. Its about living comfortably, with dignity and compassion. Community Hospice helps patients and their families achieve a better quality of life with the support they need. Myth: Hospice care is for those who can a ord it. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover the majority of costs associated with comprehensive hospice services. It is the policy of Community Hospice to provide all hospice care services to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, please visit CommunityHospice.com. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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The program is the only Medicare-sponsored source of one-on-one counseling for Medicare bene“ ciaries, their families and caregivers in the state of Florida. All SHINE services are free, unbiased and con“ dential. SHINE counselors do not sell insurance or make decisions for clients. For more than 20 years, SHINE volunteer counselors have provided essential counseling services, empowering Floridas elder and disabled residents to make the health care choices best for their individual needs. With so many options among Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans, which vary by location, it is important for seniors to understand what options are available to them. Medicare bene“ ciaries who have questions or concerns about the Medicare annual enrollment period have a place to get objective help comparing plans. For a number of reasons, it is important for bene“ ciaries to review their Medicare bene“ ts every year. As bene“ ciaries review and compare plans, they should consider whether how satis“ ed they are with the cost, coverage and customer service being delivered from their current plan. To compare health and prescription drug plans, individuals can visit the o cial Medicare website at www.Medicare.gov or receive in-person assistance from an ElderSource SHINE counselor. To contact a SHINE counselor to schedule an appointment or to have a SHINE counselor make a presentation to your organization, call 1-888-242-4464. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine.Its Medicare open enrollment time … Get help with your health insurance needs Coral ReefJUNKIESNow Open in Mandarin!!9633 Old St. Augustine Rd.(904) 551-2008www.CoralReefJunkies.com New Aquarium Store!Saltwater Fish ~ Freshwater Fish Live Coral ~ Starfish ~ Crabs Fish Tanks ~ Aquarium Supplies 9 6 3 w Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIt’s good for business!886-4919got news?editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Position: Staff Accountant Description: ElderSource, the Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Northeast Florida, is seeking a staff accountant to join our nance team. Degree in accounting and relevant work experience highly preferable. The ideal candidate will have experience in a non-pro t environment working with federal, state and private grants. Ability to interface with management, manage multiple responsibilities and meet multiple deadlines. Strong Excel skills required. Experience with enterprise-wide nancial systems essential, Microsoft Dynamics a plus. A competitive salary, excellent bene ts, exible work hours are available. Background/drug screen required. Fax resume and salary requirements to Paula McGriff (904) 391-6601 or email to Resumes@ myeldersource.org Applications accepted until position is lled. "Seeking part-time help for private mental health practice. 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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 A-1 Shoe Repair of DeerwoodFamily Owned and Operated ~ 7:30am Mon-Sat Complete Family Shoe Repair 904-641-7777 Corner of Southside & Baymeadows plain baked potato has 220 calories and just a trace of fat; one cup of candied sweet potatoes has 300 calories and six grams of fat. € Dont top vegetables with butter; instead, use nonfat yogurt or low-calorie sour cream. Youll save an average of 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per tablespoon. Graybeal says, Serving fresh vegetables is a nice change from all the high calorie and high fat casseroles typically served with holiday meals.Ž € Serve apple pie topped with vanilla frozen yogurt instead of pecan pie topped with whipped cream. Per slice, youll save 460 calories and 32 grams of fat. € Substitute mustard for mayonnaise on your lunch-hour turkey sandwich. Youll save 82 calories and eight grams of fat. € Pay attention to what you drink. Two mixed drinks can contain as much as 500 calories, one cup of eggnog, 380 calories. But two glasses of cider or white wine have only 300 calories. Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you and your family maintain healthy weights. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being!Strategies cont. from pg. 5Nancy and Peter Coughlin recently opened Coral Reef Junkies retail aquarium store in Mandarin. Coral Reef Junkies is located on Old St. Augustine Road just north San Jose Boulevard and south of Sunbeam Road. Look for the Bubbles Car Wash and Starbucks; then youll see their Coral Reef pictures on the storefront windows. Coral Reef Junkies owner Nancy Coughlin stated, One of the companys goals is to make “ sh keeping and the reef hobby accessible and convenient.Ž Noticing a lack of retailers in the high-end saltwater aquarium space, the Coughlins set out to provide an environment with excellent service with competitive pricing to aquarists in the area. New aquatic life store in MandarinIn addition to being small business advocates, Coral Reef Junkies supports our troops and veterans. Peter Coughlin served in the United States Coast Guard and Patrick Stanley, the store manager, is a retired Iraq War veteran. As they grow, Coral Reef Junkies is looking to hire more veterans and businessminded employees in the future. Coral Reef Junkies is committed to the environment by humanly housing aquatic animals and supporting safe collectionŽ practices. If you are interested in aquarium “ sh and supplies, do stop by and visit the shop anytime! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! 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In Britain these roadside areas are known as hedgerows or mixed hedges and autumn used to see me foraging along country roads for fruits like blackberries, damsons and sloes. An old fashioned pursuit perhaps, but the homemade jams, pies and sloe gin were so good. Here the sheer exuberance of fall-blooming wild” owers can be stunning … billowy stands of goldenrods ( Solidago spp .) and willowy sun” owers (Helianthus angustifolia) make the roadsides glow like gold. As October progresses, banks of blue mist” ower ( Conoclinium coelestinum, a marvelous insect plant) make an appearance, as do other lavender blooms, most likely climbing asters. All these ” owers do so well Mandarin High Schools football and volleyball teams are “ nishing the season strong. The varsity football team has surprised students this year and have had four wins and two losses with four more games to be played as of Thursday, October 10. Last fall the team had four wins and seven losses. They had 10 losses and no wins in 2011. Some might attribute this improvement to the teams new coach and schools new AP Statistics teacher, Brian Braddock. Overall, our greatest focus has been learning to compete and work every day to become a better football team,Ž said Braddock. He says that his transition to MHS has been a roller coaster ride, but that he and his family are grateful to be here. Braddock added that the support and enthusiasm of the people here has meant a lot to him. As it is in most high school sports teams, the senior football players have stuck out. Many of them have committed to a complete change in the way we approach everything we do,Ž said Braddock. We want them to learn that there is no secret formula.Ž Mandarins “ nal game of the season will be held against their rival, Atlantic Coast, on Why dont cyclists just ride in the bike lanes? The simplest answer is most roads in our region do not have bike lanes. So why cant cyclists just ride on the shoulder; isnt that the same thing? The Florida Department of Transportation de“ nes a bike lane as a minimum four-foot wide lane speci“ cally marked as a bike lane. Anything else is just not a bike lane. While Florida Statute requires bicyclists to ride in a bike lane, when available (but with a few notable exceptions), there is no requirement for a bicyclist to ride on the shoulder. So why dont bicyclists just ride on the sidewalk? Most adult cyclists ride between 12 to 20 miles per hour which presents numerous safety issues while riding on a sidewalk. Sidewalks are generally narrow, often with two way tra c, with pedestrians moving at a much slower speeds. Sidewalks are crossed by numerous driveways with frequently limited sight for a driver backing out who is required to yield to sidewalk tra c. For a pedestrian moving at two to three miles per hour, it is relatively easy to avoid any con” ict, but with bicycles moving at faster speeds, the chances of a collision are much GardeningFall wild owersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASleft unattended, but in the garden setting, beware. If they are happy, they will spread, swallowing up more sedate companions and your job will be to keep them within bounds. Of course, if you have acreage these plants are ideal for naturalizing and there is every chance they are already gracing your property. Other roadside beauties to mention are grasses. Not always obvious during the summer, from a distance the late-season seed heads of bunch grasses really catch the eye. Bushy bluestem ( Andropogon glomeratus ) is particularly striking. Reaching up to six feet, the seed heads resemble rusty brown exclamation marks among the greenery. Like many plants spread by birds, they often occur along fence lines where mowers cant reach. Not all the yellow ” owers Ive seen lately are sun” owers, however. The Florida state ” ower is the Coreopsis, which is an umbrella name for a group of 15 daisy-like ” owering plants endemic to the state. Check out these websites for more information: http://nassau.ifas.u” edu/horticulture/demogarden/ printables/Florida%20Tickseed. pdf or http://” awild” owers.org/ resources/pdfs/pdf10/AboutCoreopsis.pdf Since fall is a season of seeds and fruits, which means our birds wont go hungry, my feeders have been down for a while. Its interesting to see which species are still coming to my yard. The cardinals, who were regular morning and evening visitors, now show up just occasionally at the bird bath, so I miss their cheery appearance. I seem to have seen more insect eaters like warblers. These are hard to identify, as they are often visible only ” eetingly, but they are unusual enough that I know they are just passing through on migration. One such bird was a yellow-throated warbler. Another bird, new to me, was the gray-cheeked thrush that visited in early October„a delicate looking creature, with a pale underside and a stripy chest. And as I write, a brown thrasher has been thrashing about„what else!„in the bird bath. MHS Sports RoundupFall sports teams nish strongBy Hazel OdellNovember 11 at Mandarin. Mandarin beat Atlantic Coast last year, but it was a close game. The junior varsity football team has also been doing well this fall, with “ ve wins and one loss as of October 11. Sophomore Parker Hudson said, Weve gotten really close as a team and have improved a lot.Ž MHSs varsity volleyball team had nine wins and four losses as of October 10. Senior Anita Feltman describes the varsity team as, more of a close knit family than a team.Ž Feltman said, Playing with a team like this one makes it a lot easier to be successful and makes the game we love so much more fun.Ž They are currently ranked “ rst in their district and expect to be the district champions. The junior varsity volleyball team has had 12 wins and “ ve losses as of October 4. JV coach Laura Jutte shared a few remarks about the team. We had a few bumps along the way, but we are a solid team and will “ ght hard to bring home that win!Ž said Jutte. No team is perfect, but we are striving for perfection. Their last game was held on Thursday, October 17.More about bicyclingƒBy Contributing Writer Mark Atkins, Ride Director, North Florida Bicycle Clubgreater. It must be noted that a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk is considered a pedestrian under Florida Statute and motorists must yield to them at an intersection just as they would to someone on foot. Why would a cyclist ride in the road? Even if there is a bike lane, a bicyclist may move into the road to pass another bicyclist, prepare for a left turn, avoid a condition or potential con” ict such as debris, a parked or moving car, pedestrian, animal or turn lane. When there is no bike lane, the bicyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the lane rather than on a shoulder, if one is present. Why dont bicyclists just ride as far right in the lane as possible? If the lane is too narrow for a bicycle and another vehicle to travel safely side by side, which per the Florida Department of Transportation is at least 14 feet, wider than most lanes, the cyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the full lane, sharing the road with other vehicles. Overtaking vehicles are required to pass no closer than three feet to the cyclist, which almost always means passing at least partway in the lane to the left. An overtaking motorist may pass a slower moving bicycle even if it means crossing over the center line in a no passing zone. When riding in a lane, bicyclists may not ride more than two abreast. While it would seem counter-intuitive that cycling in the lane is riskier than riding all the way to the right, it is actually safer to ride further into the lane where the cyclist can be readily seen by an approaching motorist who then has su cient time to react and plan to safely pass the bicyclist. Jacksonville holds the unenviable title of being one of the worst cities in the country for both bicycle and pedestrian safety. In a 2011 study entitled Dangerous by Design, Jacksonville ranked 49th out of 51 cities for bicycle safety and 50 out of 51 cities for pedestrian safety. Florida has the worst record of all states for pedestrian safety. While road and other design changes can have a favorable impact, it will require a culture change among motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to make our region safer for us all. We at the North Florida Bicycle Club, the largest bicycle club in our region, are educating our members on their rights and responsibilities on the road. It will be only through mutual respect and cooperation that bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians can make northeast Florida safer for us all.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 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 WHERE AMAZING HAPPENS Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club is now registering players of all ages for the 2014 Spring Season! To learn more about what the club has to oer your player and family, please log onto our website www.JYSC.com or email GordonJYSC@gmail.com Sadly, earlier this year the spectacular Mutabilis antique rose at the Mandarin Garden Club passed away. This muchloved plant, which is considered a treasure in a southern garden, was planted on the garden club grounds more years ago than most can remember. Happily, a direct descendant of the late The annual football game between the University of Florida and University of Georgia is set to kick o at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. If you dont have a ticket to the game, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities. The 18th annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America FloridaGeorgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Ruths Chris Steak House will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1 in the West Club of EverBank Field. Reserved seats are $60 per person and corporate tables with seats available for 10 people can be purchased for $600. To purchase tickets, call 630-3600. This years inductees are Jevon Kearse and Lindy Infante from the University of Florida and Peter Anderson and Matt Stinchcomb from the University of Georgia. Also on Friday, November 1 is an event called Cousin Cat“ shs Pigskin Jamboree at The Shipyards on Bay Street. This party will feature food, drinks and live entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit FLGA.org. Touchdown Showdown,Ž the largest free and interactive experience on game day will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. These festivities will take place outside the south end zone of EverBank Field and on Adams Street. There will be huge TV screens featuring that days college football games along with live radio broadcasts and interactive games and challenges. There are several other notable happenings during the month of November including Pandoras Holiday Moments on Ice with Manheim Steamroller and Martina McBride. This “ gure skating event features former champions Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kimmie Meisnner and Sasha Cohen. There is an NHL Legends hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena on November 15. This game will feature several former members of the Jacksonville Lizard Kings, Bullets and Barracudas along with former NHL stars Ray Bourque and Ron Duguay. Finally, the Jacksonville University mens basketball team hosts the University of Florida on Monday, November 25 at Veterans Memorial Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.Mandarin Garden Club newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubrose was discovered and has been planted in a place of honor not far from where the original rose lived. One of the features that make this rose so special is that the single petal ” owers of Mutabilis open yellow, then change to orange, then pink and “ nally crimson. Just by chance, a couple of years ago long-time garden club member Sonia Jacobson took cuttings of the then living and robust Mutabilis rose to see if she could grow baby Mutabilis roses from the mother plant. This is a plant propagation technique Jacobson learned from one of the great guest speakers that had given a presentation at a garden club meeting. Thankfully, Jacobsons Mutabilis rose cuttings rooted and developed into full grown rose bushes. Thats how this sad rose story has a very happy gardening ending. To learn this propagation technique go to http:// orange.ifas.u” .edu/mg/mg_compendium/pd les/mg/mg10800. pdf. Mark your calendar for Novembers special events: € Fourth annual Craft Fair at the Mandarin Garden Club, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be “ lled with booths offering beautiful and unique crafts. This event has become so popular it has outgrown the clubhouse and now includes many wonderful craft booths outside too. Copies of the 65th anniversary Mandarin Garden Club Cookbook will be available for just $12 or two for $20. This is just the place to pick up reasonably priced and unique gifts for the holiday season. The garden club cookbook is a perfect item to keep on hand for those last minute needed gifts. Delicious homemade baked goods will be available to purchase along with free co ee inside the clubhouse. Back by popular demand barbecue lunch will be available to purchase outside. After shopping and eating, enjoy strolling the beautiful garden club property. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road, please see our website, www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. Everyone is welcome at the Mandarin Garden Club. € Cunninghams Holiday Herbal Celebration, November 23 and 24, 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at 2440 Lofberg Drive in Jacksonville. This is a charming gardeners way to get into the holiday spirit. Purchase your cool season herb plants, gifts from the garden, herbal vendors and delicious herbal food from appetizers to desserts and seasonal herbal beverages. For additional information, please contact locun@att.net. The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eye-Local Sports updateLots of activities planned for Florida-Georgia weekendBy Chad Cushnir glasses, 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.The Mutabilis Antique Rose is nicknamed The Butter y RoseŽ because all the brightly colored blossoms time look like a bunch of multi-colored butter ies perched on the bush. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 Turn your clocks BACK one hourSunday, November 3

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine € November 2013 € www.MandarinNewsLine.com www.research.net/s/190276 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certi“cate to Whole Foods Market! www.research.net/s/190276 2495 State Road 207 (I-95 at Exit#311), Saint Augustine, Florida Flotilla 14-8 proudly assisted the Florida Tackle and Gun Club (FT and GC) on September 22 with the dedication of improvements to their facility on Goodbys Creek. Their new docks and ” agpole pavilion add to extensive previously completed clubhouse renovations. The FT and GC, founded in September 1944, erected their clubhouse in October 1948. The ” otilla was formed at the FT and GC facility in April 1969 as the Jacksonville unit of the USCG Auxiliary. The founding members of that unit included a number of the clubs members. The Florida Tackle and Gun club has remained the home and meeting place of the ” otilla since its founding. Presiding over the dedication ceremony was FT and GC President Nina Duggan, introduced by Buz Palmer, longtime member of the club and a charter member of the ” otilla. Uniformed o cers and members of the ” otilla were in attendance. Bill Sekeres, Commander, Division 14 of the USCG Auxiliary assisted the Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America of Jacksonville with presenting the American ” ag, as well as those of the State of Florida, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Florida Tackle and Gun Club and POW-MIA. Raising of the ” ags was accompanied by a reading of Olde GloryŽ by Nina Duggan. The national anthem was sung by soloist Brittany Ferrell. The dedication on the waterfront lawn was attended by approximately 70 club members and guests, including several active and retired members of Flotilla 14-8. Guests and the clubs board of directors were recognized. Dock master and board member Denny Colbert spoke of the many advantages United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateFlorida Tackle and Gun Club Flag Pavilion CeremonyBy Contributing Writers Ralph Little and Carolyn Strong, Flotilla 14-8of the new docks, including all new lighting. The ceremony was followed by a bu et dinner inside the clubhouse. Learn more from experienced boat operators through courses such as those presented by the auxiliary at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. For the November class, please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place or discuss alternative dates or places. Sea Scouts Honor Guard raise the colors Congratulations to the JYSC U10 Boys Elite, Champions of the GIS Cup, held October 12 and 13 in Palm Coast. This tournament featured teams from all over Florida and Mexico. Happy ThanksgivingFrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com € November 2013 € Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 NOW is the time to reserve space for your Holiday Party! Private room is available for large groups. Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 11/30/13. Happy Thanksgiving from: MEXI NO yo f or Authentic Mexican Cuisine We salute and remember all Veterans! A visit to Gettysburg tugs on your heart, bewilders the mind and saddens the soul. Yet, it brings forth honor and hope and perhaps even a sense of peace. At least it did for me. I took my two oldest grandchildren, ages nine and 11, the day after we visited Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Nine-year-old Kyra put it astutely, Mimi, these two places are polar opposites.Ž Yes, they are. Hershey was delicious fun, play time and laughter. Gettysburg was a solemn history lesson. What does the chasing of history achieve? Does it matter where events took place and whether or not we can understand them? Our “ rst stop was the Gettysburg Military Park Headquarters and Visitors Center where we watched a movie narrated by Morgan Freeman. The “ lm explained the overwhelming loss of life that happened in this small town 150 years ago, some 57,225 causalities (dead, wounded, captured or missing) from both sides during the three-day campaign. The movie also described how the Union victory helped end the Civil War and bring forth the Emancipation Proclamation. After the “ lm, we climbed stairs to view the historic and restored Cyclorama, the largest painting in the United States. French artist Paul Philippoteaux and his team painted the 377 foot long by 42 feet high work in 1883. The 360-degree cylindrical painting depicts the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. This type of presentation, popular at the turn-ofthe-century, was intended to immerse viewers in the scene with the addition of foreground models and life-sized replicas to enhance the illusion. The grandkids and I were fascinated by the sound and light show e ects on articles, like canon and how they created a realistic intensity to the work of art. (Tip: we visited near the end of the day and practically had the space to ourselves.) But it was our visit to the Jacksonville Farmers Market is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To many oldtimersŽ it is best known as the Beaver Street Farmers market. In 1938 it opened as the Jacksonville Produce Market and has since been renamed the Jacksonville Farmers Market. It is the oldest public farmers market in Florida and today welcomes more than 25,000 visitors a year. Since 1938 several additions have been made to the Jacksonville Farmers Markets original wood and sheet metal structures. It was at one point home to produce packing plants, including the southeastern pro-Visiting Gettysburg with grandchildrenBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comDavid Wills House the next morning that brought the story of Gettysburg together. The old brick home in the center of town was “ lled with wounded and dying soldiers after the battle. Leading citizens met there to make plans for proper burials. Wills, an attorney, acquired land for the National Cemetery and sent President Lincoln an invitation by telegram. This led to his coming to Gettysburg and giving the most famous speech in American history. Lincoln spent the night before the dedication in the Wills House revising his intended remarks. His short speech the next day surprised many, but his words, known as the Gettysburg Address, are long remembered. While touring the upstairs of the Wills House, we saw another “ lm. This one clearly revealed how the freedoms won by the Emancipation Proclamation were not truly ful“ lled. The production showed the rise of the Klux Klux Klan and how segregation became a way of life in the South. The presentation also included footage of Martin Luther King giving his famous I Have a DreamŽ speech. The movie ends with LBJ signing the Civil Rights Bill and more current American scenes. Cleary, even now, not all men are treated equally; discrimination still occurs and struggles continue. But I left the Wills House with a feeling of deeper compassion and hopeful expectation. I think my grandchildren did, too. They are our future and taking them to a place like this is worthwhile. History has meaning when we try to understand, but thats not to say fun is frivolous. On the contrary, both are necessary. Every November 19, Gettysburg commemorates the cemetery dedication and the delivery of the Gettysburg Address on Dedication Day. This year will mark the 150th commemoration. For more information, visit www.gettysburgcivilwar150. com.Jacksonville Farmers Market: 75 years of fresh produceBy Karl Kennellduce operations of the A & P grocery chain. It is located at 1810 West Beaver Street, just one mile o Interstate 95, west of downtown Jacksonville. They are open every day of the week, 365 days a year. The gates open at 4:00 a.m. for those individuals, restaurants and other businesses that want to purchase wholesale. Retail business operations usually begin around 7:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. Vendors include farmers from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia who come into the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They set up on the east side of the market on what is called Farmers Row.Ž A lineup of local farmers o er shoppers more selection in the locally grownŽ category. There is a seafood vendor and organic vendor. In other words, you can just about get anything you want any time of the year, except those products that are tied to seasonal changes, such as strawberries, citrus, apples, melons and peaches, to name a few. Andys Farmers Market Grill operates at the market, serving up delicious breakfast and lunch throughout the week. After Labor Day, Andy will be serving pit cooked barbeque on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Andys o ers an opportunity for folks to relax at the market. General Manager Greg Tyson says, Shop the Jacksonville Farmers Market, because you always get the best for the lowest price!Ž Viewing the Cyclorama. EZ Pack & PostP 904.683.8738 | F 904.683.8957www.ezpackandpost.com 10503 San Jose Blvd., Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32257 Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine!

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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 2 November 2013Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Everyone in Mandarin knows that when the cooler weather nally arrives in November that it is almost time for the Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O hosted by the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. This years event, to be held on Saturday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the RiverPlace Shopping Center, is the 17th annual event. And there are a few new and fun changes in store!Native Sons and Daughters parent and child members of the Timucuan Federation recently held a car wash to help support The Apple Project, a local initiative which has taken on the task of raising money to build a local dental clinic for low income families. The car wash, held on September 29 at the Walgreens on State Road 13 and Race Track Road, raised $600 for The Apple Project. More than three dozen Native Sons and Daughters members washed everything from vintage The Mandarin Community Club will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 17 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. as part of its 90th anniversary celebration. All club members and the community at large are invited. Historic information and artifacts of the club and the Mandarin community will be on display. Refreshments will be served including a special anniversary cake, with the cake cutting set for 2:00 p.m. Members of the Mandarin Museum and Historic Society will be on hand to o er tours of the Old Post O ce and General Group donates proceeds to The Apple ProjectBy Contributing Writer Brian QuirkAutumn means its time for the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-OffBy Martie Thompson 2012 winners at the Mandarin Chili Cook OffNative Sons and Daughters make sure the cars are squeaky clean Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! H o o l l l i i H H cars to RVs. Since the Native Sons and Daughters program, formerly known as Indian Princesses and Indian Guides, requires their members to participate in community service in order to be eligible for year-end recognition, this cause is a wonderful way to help the community. Event host Andrew Eagle Feather Stainsby explains, This event is a great way to show our members that not every child has the bene t of In addition to the signature event, the chili competition, there will be an arts and crafts show, featuring local and seasonal items. This would be a great time to get those fall decorations for your house or perhaps start your holiday shopping! There is still room available for those crafters wanting to participate; please contact Mark Goldwich at 4067232 for booth requirements. Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the event. Music will be provided by Larry Magnums TLC Band. A bounce house and face painting for the kids as well as a silent auction will be happening all through the day. Be sure to come hungry, as some of the communitys best chili cookers will have their delicious concoctions available. If you would like to show o your chili skills and favorite recipe to your neighbors, you need to stew up three to ve gallons to share with the crowd and judges. Arrive early, no later than 10:00 a.m., as table locations are rst come, rst served. Decorating your booth is very important, so you can enhance your guests and the celebrity judges dining experiences! Be sure to call Mark Goldwich at 406-7232 to learn more about becoming a contestant. It is de nitely worth the e ort as there is a Best in Show prize of $500. But the Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O is not just about eating and fun. This annual event, over the years, has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and Mandarin Community Club to hold open house November 17By Contributing Writer Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community ClubStore and the Ancient Oaks Arts and Farmers Market will be open that afternoon as well. By special arrangement, several antique cars will be displayed on the MCC grounds and available for viewing at no charge. Please help us mark this important milestone of the Mandarin Community Club. For new (or long time) area residents who have wanted to know more about the club or to see the inside of the clubs two historic buildings, this would be a perfect time to visit. Anyone with photos, news articles or stories relating to the club or the Mandarin community over the years is encouraged to bring them and add to the historical displays. For further information, please visit mandarincommunityclub.org or call the club o ce at 268-1622.Chili Cook Off cont. on pg. 11Native Sons/Daughters cont. on pg. 14Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the City CouncilmanPage 5 Your Voice Your Vote Page 6 E Pluribus Unum Page 7 New programs for JYSC Page 7 City of S Jacksonville Page 8 Civics for one and all Page 8 MHS Homecoming Page 9 Libraries circulation grows Page10 Toastmasters Page 10 Womens Club News Page 11 Lecture on Kennedy assassination Page 13 Mustang Band Page 14 Our Fitness Winner! Page 16 Senior NewsLine Page 20 MHS Sports Roundup Page 21 Mandarin Garden Club Page 22 US Coast Guard AuxiliaryPage 23 Jax Farmers Market

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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 writers name, address, and telephone number. Only the name will be published. E-mail to editor@ rtpublishinginc.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ mandarinnewsline Now is the time to book your Holiday Ads! Call 886-4919 to make a reservation today! The Mandarin Toastmasters Club is having an Open House on Saturday, November 2, at 10:15 a.m. If you have ever wanted to check out a Toastmasters meeting, please come and join us for our open house! There will be refreshments and great company! On Saturday, November 16, the meeting theme will be Giving Thanks and will include a potluck social immediately following the meeting. The Mandarin Toastmasters club meets the rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard and the meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are always welcome! The Scrabble Club meets each Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Mandarin Branch Library. For more information, please contact Georgiana at glherz@comcast.net. The fourth annual Craft Fair at the Mandarin Garden Club will be held on November 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the club, located at 2892 Loretto Road. There will be a wide selection of beautiful and unique crafts just in time for your holiday gift shopping. Delicious homemade baked goods and a barbecue lunch are also available to purchase. After shopping and eating, enjoy strolling the beautiful garden club grounds. For more information, please visit www.mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. The AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12 and 13, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee for AARP members is $12 and the fee for non-members is $14. You must attend both days to receive a certi cate to qualify for a discount on your auto insurance premium. To register, please call 391-1320. The San Marco Art Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. More than 100 artists from the United States will transform historic San Marco into an outdoor art gallery with original ne artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. This event is free and everyone is welcome! The Mandarin Womens Club will hold their monthly program on Thursday, November 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road. The speaker following their luncheon will be Lisa Meadows, the Estee Lauder manager at Dillards at the St. Johns Town Center, who will discuss skin care needs for women 40 and older. The price to attend is $16; reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn at 260-8431 by Thursday, November 14. The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club with numerous activities and is open to all women no matter where they live. For further information about the club and how to join, please call Diane at 880-5354. The South Mandarin Branch Library presents Bilingual Stories for Babies each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Stories for Young Children each Friday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Art for Young Children Parent Academy StrandStudent AchievementParenting & AdvocacyPersonal & Individual Growth 9:30 Helping My Kid: Math Homework Effective Parent Teacher Conferences Parenting Under Stress 10:00 School Readiness & Standards for Learning Grade Portal & Tech Learning Effective Communication and House Rules 10:30 I Hate to Read What Can I Do? How to Find Answers About the Public School System Money Matters at Home There will be reading and educational activities for elementary age children, allowing parents to visit sessions without distraction. On Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Mandarin-area families can learn more about several important topics that a ect student success at school. The event will be held at Christian Family Chapel on Old St. Augustine Road. School PTAs have longbeen involved in o ering parent engagement programs. With that in mind, Kari Bell, PTSA president at Mandarin Middle School, hopes this fresh idea will be an e cient and e ective way for families of elementary and middle school students in our area to nd out more about whats going on with our kids and schools. I believe every parent wants the best for their child from our public education system and theres a lot of great information available from a variety of resources within Duval County. This e ort is an example of how the neighboring PTAs can collaborate and leverage resources to meet the needs of families in our community, Bell says. She adds, I think this little bit of time on a Saturday morning will help parents feel more informed and bet-Parent workshops for public school familiester equipped to navigate the system, which ultimately helps their kids. Bill Winton, Middle School Youth Pastor at Christian Family Chapel shares, As a faithbased partner for Mandarin Middle, were pleased to be serving as the location for this event. And, more personally, as a parent Im glad our PTAs are showcasing this information about our schools at a convenient location. PTA presidents at Crown Point, Loretto and Mandarin Oaks elementary schools helped determined the topics to be discussed. The plan for the morning includes a welcome session for everyone at 9:00 a.m., followed by a choice of nine 30-minute sessions. Attendees can choose to attend one, two or three sessions depending on how long they can stay. There will be reading and educational activities for elementary age children, allowing parents to visit sessions without distraction. For more information, please contact Kari Bell, Mandarin Middle School PTSA president at president@mandarinmiddleptsa.org.at 11:00 a.m. Please call 2886385 for more information. 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. There will be quilts on display, a ra e for a quilt, vendors, food, drinks and baked goods. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Dennis at 387-4440 or visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The next meeting of the Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club will be on November 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Attendees will learn to make holiday centerpieces with Tamer Britton, a University of Florida and Duval Extension Agent for 35 years. Visitors are always welcome! For additional information, pleas visit www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192.Whats New cont. on. pg. 4

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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Mandarin news: I am pleased to report that after many months of delay, the Jacksonville City Council has nally voted to allow a cell tower on Alberts Field. Not only does this mean better cell reception for Mandarins Verizon consumers, it also means that the city will receive a minimum of $25,000 per yearmoney that can only be spent in Mandarin. The agreement also includes a provision for a 4 percent annual increase in rental rates. With any additional cell phone carrier that utilizes the tower, Mandarin receives an additional $750 per month. This is only the second cell tower installed on cityowned property which generates revenue for the speci c district. In my opinion, the city should aggressively pursue other opportunities that would allow cell towers on public land. The income generated from this would greatly bene t all 14 districts and assist with unmet needs. City Hall news: Even though I voted against the millage rate increase, it passed overwhelmingly, 16-2. Unfortunately, this vote did not and will not increase our quality of life in Jacksonville. We still have libraries opened with very little tra c, one library with a mold infestation and another library that needs a million-dollar structural facelift. We also have senior centers with an average attendance rate of 12 to 15 people a day. In an e ort to save money, I suggested the city consolidate three of the senior centers to enhance their experience with more activities and fellowship. Needless to say, this Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park, near the south end of Mandarin Road, next to the tennis courts at the park entrance. Beginners are welcome. Just show up, unless it rains. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will Whats New cont. from pg. 3did not happen. In fact, what the council did do was introduce 40 amendments to the budget that spent even more of our tax dollars. I made it a point not to introduce any spending bills, but I did introduce a bill to sell cityowned buildings and parking garages. Currently, Jacksonville is no di erent then any other government entity which hoards land and buildings unnecessarily. Let the private sector (who has a much better record in real estate development) take over and lets get these properties back on the tax rolls. I would like to clear up one more observation about our millage rate. Everyone, and I mean everyone, says our millage rate is the lowest in the state. However, if you consider the hidden taxes we all pay through our JEA bills, we actually have one of the highest millage rates in the state. Let me explain. Every year for the past 12 years, JEA has contributed money directly to the city co ers in lieu of property taxes. This year, JEAs contribution is $109 million. That equates to an additional 2.5 mills that is hidden in your electric rates and thats on top of the franchise and utility taxes that are already listed on your bill. So the next time you hear someone say our millage rates are too low, you can absolutely say that they are wrong! Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388.have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The Mandarin Branch Library presents Saturday Sunshine on Saturday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. and the Graphic Novel Book Club for Kids on Thursday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m. And dont forget about Stories for Young Children each Thursday at 10:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please call the childrens department for program information at 262-5201. The November general meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, November 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be Meet the Charities. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 or visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. The River City Womens Club will hold its monthly luncheon on November 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. Valerie Norton, district director of Seniors vs. Crime will present the program. This project is part of the Florida Attorney Generals O ce to protect seniors from being taken advantage of by fraudulent business operators. This is very important in Florida with such a large senior population. The cost of the luncheon is $15.50. For reservations, please call 2628719. For additional information, please call Marian McMahan at 288-0078. The Bumble Bee Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club held a clean up day at the Billard Commemorative Park on October 23. Assisted by their parents, circle leader Kelley Swain and MCC representative Wanda Bosworth, the youth group weeded, mulched, planted owers and did a general clean up of the park. This is the second community service project the Bumble Bee Circle has performed at the Billard Park, demonstrating their ongoing commitment and interest in giving back to their community. The Billard Commemorative Park is located at 11642 Brady Road and is owned and operated by the Mandarin Community Club. The Italian American Club will have its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 10 along with the annual election of 2014 o cers and board members. We look forward to another successful year. We would like to thank all of our neighbors for visiting us for our annual Festa Italiana! Remember the club is open to everyone so come on in and see what were about. The Friends of South Mandarin Library recently met after the librarys monthly Book Club meeting. Two new members were present and both o ered personal stories of how the library had served as their computer source for study and a resource. A business meeting covered bylaws, coming elections of of- cers and sending speakers to organizations to seek support for our library. The childrens department of the library will be the focus for our group. Ideas for selecting toddler-friendly furniture were discussed and at the next meeting we will look at types of furniture available. The meeting ended with refreshments provided by the library sta in appreciation of our support for the South Mandarin library. We welcome new members to join us! For additional information, send an email to friendsmandarinsouthlibrary@gmail.com or call the library at 288-6385. What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 Your Voice, Your VoteBy Contributing Writer Jerry Holland, Supervisor of Elections, Duval County Convenient Appointments Before & After Work or School! Call today for your FREE consultation! Please call to make an appointment or to schedule a tour of either of our ofces. (904) 249-3373274 Third Avenue South Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250(904) 519-65558117 Point Meadows Drive Jacksonville, FL 32256JACKSONVILLE JACKSONVILLE BEACH Jacksonvilles Only 24/7 Pediatric Ofce www.24hourkidcare.com @24hourkidcare24hourkidcare Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 Robert E. Burke, CPA The CPA Never Underestimate the Value With the holidays right around the corner, the Elections O ce is diligently relocating the Election Center to One Imeson. One Imeson is the future home of where our o ce will store the election equipment, where poll worker training will be conducted and where the call center will be located. Last month sta began boxing up election equipment, supplies and training tools, as well as electronic voting machines to be taken to their new home at One Imeson. The One Imeson property o ers: $573,000 savings in rst year Total savings of $3.3 million over 10 years Easily accessible from Interstate 95, Interstate 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 presents another opportunity for our o ce 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 by the early part of 2014 with an open house and tour of the new warehouse, call center and training facility. One Imeson will cover the moving bill of around $100,000, as agreed in the new lease. Although the Election Center is moving to One Imeson, early voting will continue in the Gateway Community for future elections. Our o ce kick-started our Connect with Us in 2014 campaign encouraging voters and citizens to be a part of the election team by becoming involved in the electoral process and working with us on Election Day. Check out our billboards around town or stop by our registration tables in the community to pick up some information on working with us in 2014. For more information visit our website and click on the Connect with Us in 2014 link. As Supervisor of Elections, I encourage residents to review their information to make certain it is current and upto-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. As Supervisor of Elections, my sta and I are working hard to make sure that this upcoming election season is conducted accurately and accessible for all voters with the transparency and integrity Duval County residents have come to respect. The average American gains several pounds in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. This seemingly inevitable weight gain is avoidable; you can fend o added pounds during the holidays without becoming a dietary Scrooge. One way to do that is to eat healthier foods that are low in fat and calories. You can still ll your plate at a holiday buffet, but ll it with fresh fruits and vegetables instead of fried chicken ngers or cheese sticks. A good way to avoid putting on the extra holiday pounds is to pass on the treats at work. Take the time to pack healthy snacks such as trail mix, low fat Greek yogurt or raw vegetables such as carrots or celery sticks to stay full and help avoid the temptation of the holiday treats, says Kory Graybeal RD, LD/N, MSH at Baptist Medical Center South. You should also exercise regularly. Get 30 minutes of moderate exercise most, if not all, days of the week. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major contributors to holiday weight gain. Many traditional holiday foods are loaded with fat and calories. To keep your weight manageable, substitute a lowerfat food or go ahead and eat a certain food you enjoy too much to give up, but have a smaller portion and conserve calories by skipping something thats not as important to you. Here is more advice for cutting fat from your holiday diet: Eat white-meat turkey, which has fewer calories and less fat than dark meat. A threeounce serving of skinless Strategies to ght holiday weight gainBy Contributing Writer Kristin Mackery, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center Southturkey breast has 119 calories and one gram of fat. The same amount of dark meat has 142 calories and ve grams of fat. Put gravy through a skimmer before serving and youll cut the calories by 80 percent. Thats a substantial change: Holiday gravy thats not skimmed contains 60 to 70 calories per tablespoon. A generous helping can add as many as 500 calories to your holiday dinner. Serve stu ng baked outside the turkey; it has half the calories of stu ng cooked inside the bird. Serve at least one item very low in calories and fat, such as a fresh fruit salad or steamed vegetables topped with lemon juice and herbs. A one-half cup serving of steamed green beans has only 15 calories and a trace of fat; a one-half cup serving of sauted green beans has 50 calories and 6.6 grams of fat. Serve baked potatoes instead of candied sweet potatoes. A Strategies cont. on pg. 19

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Page 6, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com WE NEED DEEP WATER NOW! Learn more at DeepWaterNOW.com JacksonvilleCivic Council JCC 450 SR 13 at Race Track (next to Publix) www.wbu.com/jacksonville $5 Off any $30 purchase or$10 Off any $50 purchase Enjoy Song & Beauty Up Close And Personal Cindys Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindys Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in mens haircuts. d d y y s s s s C C C C C C C C C uts Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Many of you are probably familiar with Benjamin Franklins exhortation to signers of Americas Declaration of Independence to hang together or face the possibility of hanging separately. Although Franklins quote is more than 200 years old, the principle remains: overcoming daunting challenges often requires people to work together. This months question basically asks whether all of Jacksonville south of the St. Johns River should become a separate political entity from all of On Friday, October 18, the Florida Department of Education began its process of reviewing class size numbers for school districts across the state. Duval County Public Schools, one of the states most heavily penalized in last years class size review, will show an increase of 15 percentage points in class size requirements. This improved rate of 95 percent is the highest level of class size compliance for the school district, which also saw an enrollment increase of more than 3,600 students this academic year and over 1,600 since the 10-day count. This was an impressive logistical undertaking by our organization considering the size of our district and the unexpected increase in student enrollment. We worked extremely hard and strategically with a spirit of collaboration to ensure that we reduced our class size penalty, thus using more of our resources for students and creating stronger learning environments for our students, teachers and caregivers, said Nikolai P. Vitti, superintendent. We also achieved this improvement by dramatically expanding our elective o erings in music, art, and acceleration programs at every school. Prior to and during the launch of the 2013-14 school year, teams of Duval County Public Schools administrators including human resources, budget and region o ces worked closely together with school based leaders to examine enrollment counts, hire and place teachers and update schedule guidelines to accommodate expansions of the District reaches historic high with class size despite increase in student enrollmentschool day and elective classes at secondary levels. Based on the development of a comprehensive sta allocation plan and eight-period day, elective o erings at the secondary level were expanded including the introduction of numerous new courses including: Personal Finance; Military History; Contemporary History; Culinary Arts; Information Technology; Dual enrollment; Digital Media, Emergent Technology; TV Production; Agriscience; Production Technology; Court Procedures; World Music; Drama; Global Logistics; Art History; and Art Criticism. These e orts contributed to results that include dramatic declines in a variety of areas deemed out of compliance from 7,963 to 1,060. In addition, average class sizes in core classes at secondary levels reduced from 28 to 35 in 20122013 to 21 to 27 in 2013-2014. Several schools, such as Chafee Trail and Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Kernan Middle, and Fletcher High School reached 100 percent class size compliance. By reaching 95 percent, we will be able to e ectively lobby to amend the mandate to measure class size at the school level, said Vitti. To stretch beyond 95 percent this year or to reach 100 percent we would have used strategies that would negatively a ect students, such as combining grade levels at the elementary level, forcing the co-teacher model in secondary classes, placing support sta in classrooms, and eliminating acceleration programs. Financially, it would have cost the district an additional $15 million at the elementary level alone. I am proud of everyone who made this happen. Political CommentaryE Pluribus UnumBy David Milton Jacksonville north of the river. Heres the short answer: no way. In 1967, Duval Countys voters voted overwhelmingly to consolidate the city and county governments to eliminate corruption and ine ciency (as much as any human institutions can eliminate corruption and ine ciency). Undoing that vote and all the work that has gone on since then by chopping Jacksonville into two separate cities would present too many practical problems. For starters, south Jacksonville would have to create its own city government, police force, re departments and public works departments. Creating those new entities (and the many other entities necessary for a functioning local government) would require lots of time and money and, once created, could easily result in waste and ine ciency. Not only would the division of our city cause problems, but Jacksonvilles 50 years of unity o er bene ts. One of those bene ts is e ciency. For example, instead of multiple police forces with overlapping jurisdiction, we have a single police force. Another bene ciary of our uni- ed city is the business community (and everybody else who works for a business in some capacity, which means most of us). Instead of going through multiple local governments to expand within the county, businesses can plan to grow in Jacksonville knowing they can get the necessary local permits from a single source. Recent studies and perhaps our own common sense identify strong cities as the engines of competitive economies. Those same studies recognize the contributions competitive economies make to cities. Chopping Jacksonville into two pieces would interfere with whatever progress we have already made. For those reasons (and for many more too numerous to list here), no serious city leaders are suggesting a split. That said, theres nothing wrong with a conversation about e ectiveness of our consolidated government. The right to a robust debate is our birthright as Americans. And there are plenty of topics to debate. There are always some complaints about the JSO; everybody knows Jacksonvilles pension needs signi cant work; and Downtown Jacksonville, despite all its development, still needs help. Theres another problem we need to discuss: consolidation sometimes makes it hard for local communities like Mandarin to retain some of their distinctive characteristics (although I suspect this might have something to do with the eagerness of some City Council members to beg for any kind of growth in any part of the city, regardless of the consequences on local communities). To the extent that consolidation makes it di cult for Mandarin to retain its character, consolidation must be xed. One of Jacksonvilles strengths is the variety of unique communities. Yes, there are di erences within Jacksonville, but the fact that we are di erent doesnt mean we should divide our city.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.

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No Problem! 12421 San Jose Blvd. #300 (just North of Sonnys BBQ ) Serving the Mandarin and Julington Creek area. www.backbonejax.comStop suering from: Now accepting Blue Care HMO! Let our Certified Packing Experts pack your holiday gifts.Holiday happiness. We pack and ship valuable, fragile and odd shaped items. Stop by your neighborhood The UPS Store today. 450-106 State Road 13 N Publix Center in Fruit Cove Ph: 230.8881 www.theupsstorelocal.com/3927 Visit The UPS Store in Fruit Cove for all of your holiday packing and shipping needs. In terms of geography, Jacksonville is the largest city in the Lower 48 states. We live in a big place with lots of diversity in many di erent ways. Dream a what if moment: what if the city of South Jacksonville, incorporated in 1907 and annexed by Jacksonville in 1932, remained an independent city? While the St. Johns River remains an asset, it is also a huge barrier, even with seven bridges crossing within city limits. Its not uncommon for residents of Mandarin or anywhere in Southside to rarely cross the river, because they live and work on this side of the river. The part of Jacksonville on this side of the river has the majority of shopping, the majority of upscale and upper middle class homes and hosts tens of thousands of good paying jobs. We have San Marco, San Jose, Mandarin, the St. Johns Town Center, Southpoint, Deerwood and a plentitude of other neighborhoods. On the north side of the river is downtown, Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Spring eld and the developments around Jacksonville International Airport. The south side of the St. Johns River is the heartbeat of Jacksonville and the reason most new companies and residents relocate here. Think about if there was a South Jacksonville City Hall perhaps in San Marco. The tax base is here to support a city government. With the present city government we have a bloated, overpaid, overly large city council of 19 members. We have an obsession with reviving downtown at the expense of other The world is getting smaller. Colleges and companies are looking for active global citizens. CISV o ers opportunities at international and local summer programs to build leadership skills through experiential learning, primarily for kids ages 11 to 15. CISV will help your child develop an anything is possible attitude, leadership and communication skills and an understanding of the world around them. Join us for an information session at the following places and dates: Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. Riverside/Avondale 1812 Seminole Avenue, 32205. Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. South Mandarin Library 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. Ponte Vedra Beach Library 101 Library Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. Southeast Regional Library10599 Deerwood Park Boulevard. Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. Ortega 4730 Prince Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club (JYSC) has been serving the greater Jacksonville community since 1975 and is the areas oldest continuously running soccer club. JYSC services over 2,000 youth players annually and has well over a 100 teams. With the continued growth, the club has made some major changes including recruiting additional professional sta to ensure JYSC continues to bring the best soccer product possible to the community. JYSCs exceptional sta includes directors and licensed coaches who have either played at the collegiate or professional level in the United States or Europe. JYSC is introducing a number of new programs to the membership including United Soccer Leagues Next Gen and Super Y programs which are designed for elite players. In Soccer club introduces exciting new programsaddition, there is a new strength and conditioning program run through the HIT Center. Most importantly, a revamped curriculum has been implemented that focuses on the education and long-term development of the players who can enter the club as young as three years old in the Munchkin United program. Additionally, the club has instituted an indoor winter training regimen and o ers numerous programs during the summer months as well. The Adidas Southeastern Cup is an annual tournament hosted by JYSC which continues to thrive. Last summer the event exploded as the club played host to over 180 teams from around the nation. The impact of such an event for our community is tremendous and local businesses bene t directly from the in ux of people to the area. Conservative estimates from the 2013 edition put the economic impact of the tournament well over the million dollar mark. Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club has always associated and supported a number of great local initiatives including the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boselli Foundation. The club seeks local and regional partnerships with organizations to help instill a life-long habit of physical tness, nutrition and team work, all focused on a deep commitment to building a childs character and giving back to our community through the beautiful game of soccer. JYSC is currently registering players for the spring season and strives to have a place for all youth to play. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Political CommentaryGeographic bliss: City of South JacksonvilleBy J. Bruce Richardsonneighborhoods where people actually live, work and play, many would argue. We have a constant tug of war between the interests of the Northside and Westside versus the interests of the Southside, Mandarin and the Beaches. What does a resident of Mandarin have in common with anyone on the Northside or Westside? Not much, other than local taxes being raised, a too large local government and a professional football team which may not win a game this season. If a city of South Jacksonville still existed, there would probably be better city services, better local libraries and the grass in roadway medians would be mowed more often. For those who argue big is better, think about other major urban areas in Florida which exist just ne with more than a single city government. Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater all exist nicely together and, as an extra prize, have two strong daily newspapers. The City of Miami exists within Miami-Dade County and is surrounded by other city governments which are all healthy. Broward County has Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach and other governments. The list goes on in Palm Beach County, Orange County and even in Volusia County with Daytona, Ormond Beach and Port Orange growing west to meet the easterly growing Deltona, with DeLand sandwiched in, too. Our fate was sealed in 1932 because the original Acosta Bridge was the great uni er for Jacksonville. Too bad the real estate developers of San Marco and San Jose didnt resist the temptation.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.Are your children ready for a global future? Edward Road, 32210. CISV is a non pro t, independent, nonpolitical, all volunteer peace education organization focusing on inter-cultural learning. We aim to help our participants develop the skills they need to become informed, responsible and active global citizens and make a di erence in their communities and the world. The glue that underpins all of our programs is friendship, in line with our founding belief that peace is possible through friendship and mutual understanding. For more information, please visit www.cisvjax.org. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community news!editor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Mandarins homecoming takes place at the EverBank Field on Friday, October 25 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Tickets were sold to the students during their lunches from October 9 through 16 for $60 each. Sophomore Savannah Mitton said, I think the tickets are a bit expensive, but you de nitely get your moneys worth. Sophomore Erin Chatham added, Im really looking forward to homecoming because I love getting dressed up and its a time when I can just hang out with all of my friends outside of school. Its going to be so much fun! Students will also be able to dress up the entire week working up to homecoming and it is rumored that there is to be a Duck Dynasty day, nerd day, spirit day and old As I write this article, our nations leaders are bitterly divided. Republicans and Democrats blame each other for the government shutdown and the potential default of Americas debt. Unfortunately, we, citizens and elected o cials, have grown too accustomed to and comfortable with this type of partisan brinksmanship. Such nger-pointing, distrusting and self-serving politics is childish and dangerous. It lacks all semblances of true leadership, true public service and true courage. Whether this immediate, impending crisis is averted or not, we are, almost certainly, going to revisit the same crisis again in the near future. Without question, this chronic a iction has rendered the national health prognosis as critically ill. Americans have often been ercely divided and over myriad issues. Early on, Je erson and Adams famously feuded within President Washingtons administration to such a degree that their respective supporters became our rst rival politiThe lovable Louie Anderson is not just a renowned TV icon from Family Feud and Life with Louie, but now he is also a motivational gure. His new campaign Get o the Couch encourages people to get a little exercise everyday. It started with one life-changing moment on the ABC TV show Splash. He agreed to be on the show for health reasons: to work out and eat better. After some training and exercise, Anderson dived o a 23-foot board. In six months since the end of the show, he has already noticed results. He has lost 40 pounds and noticed improvements in walking and swimming. He attributes the positive progress to an improved mindset and motivation. On Saturday, November 16, you can participate in Andersons weekly Walk and Talk. E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, jal@rtpublishing.comcal parties. In addition to our most serious division, the Civil War, weve feuded over foreign a airs, civil liberties, election results and on and on. In this second article focusing on important American speeches, I want to compare our current political partisan divide to another potentially perilous crisis, the Watergate scandal. In the years that followed Watergate, public opinion polls showed American trust at all-time lows. Democrats ferociously attacked Republicans for supporting a president who disgraced himself and our country. Republicans despised Democrats for what Republicans believed was vigilante justice that resulted in a sentence that greatly exceeded the crime. America was deeply divided and intensely distrusting. Into that mire entered an unelected vice president who subsequently became the unelected president. Gerald Ford, by all accounts, never sought or even desired the o ce of president. His ambition was to be Speaker of the House. He was nominated by Nixon because he was perhaps the only Republican that would be con rmed by the Democratically controlled Senate (to replace the resigned Vice President Agnew in ful llment of the 25th Amendment). Yet, many people, in that atmosphere of distrust, believed the appointment was in return for a Nixon pardon, a suspicion that was further fueled when Ford did, indeed, issue the pardon and one of the most sel ess acts of any president. In his inaugural address, President Ford, eschewing an underlying trepidation revealed by a quake in his voice, sought to remedy Americas ailment through humble service and courageous leadership. I have not sought this enormous responsibility, but I will not shirk it. Those who nominated and con rmed me as vice president were my friends and are my friends. They were of both parties, elected by all of the people and acting under the Constitution in their name. there is no way we can go forward except together and no way anybody can win except MHS HappeningsHomecoming time By Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentpeople day. I am so excited about homecoming week because I love being able to dress up everyday, said Tressa Bleau, a sophomore. I love how spirited Mandarin is; its the best! Thursday, October 24 is also going to be an exciting day for MHS students because it is the day of the second annual Homecoming Parade, which will proceed down Greenland Road again this year and their homecoming game against Sandalwood will also be held that evening. Be sure to check back in the next issue for a full recap of all the MHS Homecoming activities!Get o the couch and onto the stageBy Contributing Writer Allison Agnello, The Comedy ZoneThe half-hour walk is followed by an encouraging discussion. Anderson will talk about the struggles of healthy living, especially for those struggling with weight and motivation issues. He emphasizes, It is all about simple movements. Little steps to start with. Keep this in mind next time you commit to the all-day movie marathon. Anderson will be at The Comedy Zone November 14 through 16 for three nights of clean comedy. Family is a major topic, since he grew up as one of 11 children. He tailors his comedy to appeal to all crowds, without o ensive or vulgar language. Be sure to see the ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Bring business to your door!Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919 E. Pluribus Unum cont. on pg. 9

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 Whitmore Oaks in Mandarin New homes from the $220s (904) 596-6770 Youll nd the party at KB Home this weekend! Bring in this ad and receive a $20 Pottery Barn gift card.GRAND OPENINGSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10AM6PM Built to Order Enjoy lunch and learn about homeownership opportunities. Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2013 KB Home (KBH). Food and $20 Pottery Barn gift cards available while supplies last. For gift cards: no rain checks, not e xchangeable for cash, limit one per household. In order to receive gift card, buyer must complete a registration form, and gift card will b e mailed to buyer within seven business days of visit. Pottery Barn is a registered trademark of Williams-Sonoma Inc. Pottery Barn is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affil iated with KB Home. See Built to Order options and upgrades offered at KB Home Studio. All options/upgrades require additional charges and ordering at predetermined stages of con struction, and are subject to change/discontinuation anytime by KB Home. KB Home is not a custom homebuilder. Plans, pricing, financing, terms, availabili ty and specifications subject to change/prior sale without notice and may vary by neighborhood, lot location and home series. Buye r responsible for all taxes, insurance and other fees. Sq. footage is approximate. Photo may depict upgraded landscaping/options and may not represent lowest-priced homes. See sales representative for details. CGC1509034 JAX-112814 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 Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan and local dignitaries hosted the of cial grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently relocated Mandarin Tax Collector branch of ce at 10035 San Jose Boulevard, near the intersection of Crown Point Road, on Wednesday, October 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Duval County Tax Collector collects and distributes approximately $2 billion annually in taxes and fees. For more information, please visit www. coj.net/tc, email taxcollector@ coj.net or call 630-1916.The numbers are in for scal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013) and despite a reduction in hours of operation, sta ng and the budget, the two Mandarin area libraries circulated 944,908 books, music CDs, audio books and DVDs and served 387,586 customers. Attention parents! Tumble into books at the South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. where you will learn all about our new database for kids called TumbleBooks. The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format theyll love. This program is for any parent with a child up to seventh grade. Please call 288-6385 for more information. The Mandarin Branch Library will be hosting a program by noted Author Artie Lynnworth on Saturday, November 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This free workshop will help you learn how to prepare for a job or college interview and how to improve your resume. Please contact Stacey Van Hoy at 262-5201 for program information. Attention Mandarin music lovers! Local musician Al Poindexter is presenting a program of folk music at the Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 pm. Please call 262-5201 for more information about the concert. The Mandarin Book Club will be discussing The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman on Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. Stacey Van Hoy and PatriStart Here. Go Anywhere.Libraries circulation nears 950,000 despite budget cutsBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Librarian Senior/Branch Manager, Mandarin Branch Librarycia Henderson will be leading the discussion. Please call 2625201 for information. The Testing and Education Reference Center is the featured database for November. This database features over 100 practice tests and courses (GED prep, SAT Subject Tests, FCAT and many others). The career module includes test prep help to obtain licenses for a career as a Practical or Registered Nurse, civil service ( re ghter, police o cer, postal worker and realtor), teacher certi cation and many others. Scholarship information and an online resume builder are also available. For more information about this great database, please visit our website at jaxlibrarypublic.org. And dont forget to try out the new JaxLibrary App for mobile phones now available at jax. boopsie.com. Please note the library hours of operation for the Thanksgiving holidays. All Jacksonville Public Libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27 and will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. The Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries will be open on Saturday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. November is a time to give thanks to our brave military veterans on Veterans Day and to our family and friends on Thanksgiving. All of us at the Mandarin and South Mandarin Branch Libraries are especially thankful to the Mandarin community for their support throughout the year. We hope you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!Kids and parents enjoyed Camp re Stories for Young Children at the South Mandarin Branch Library hosted by library associate Michelle Petrin and library assistant Lily Waller. by serving the peoples urgent needs. American trust didnt return immediately. But President Ford led boldly and with little regard for his own political future. Let us work toward the day when we can say about our leaders partisan pettiness and self-interest what President Ford said about Watergate, My fellow Americans, our national crisis is over. Our Constitution works.E. Pluribus Unum cont. from pg. 8

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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Two of the numerous activities enjoyed by members of the Mandarin Womens Club are the third Thursday Morning Bunco Group, one of six and Daytime Mexican Train, which is when just the ladies play the alwayspopular version of dominoes. This social club is a busy, busy group of ladies from all over, with members from Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, St. Johns and Elkton. Other monthly activities are Antiques and Collectibles where members go shopping and have lunch, plus two groups playing Bridge. Dining Out is dinner at one of our lovely restaurants around town. Some of us play Mah Jongg with the funny-looking tiles, cook and share our best recipes at Recipe Exchange and go on excursions to interesting places about town with the Travel Group. One of the clubs of the most popular activities is Game Night, where The Mandarin Toastmasters Club presented a plaque to the South Mandarin library on October 19 in recognition and appreciation of the librarys hosting of the clubs meetings since 2006.The Mandarin Toastmasters club meets the rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard, at the corner of Orange Picker Road and San Jose Boulevard across from Walgreens. The meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are welcome.Beginning speakers and experienced professionals alike can bene t from this practical, face-to-face learning program. Toastmasters appreciate South Mandarin LibraryWhether youre speaking to your kids, your friends, your coworkers, your customers or the board of directors, Toastmasters can help you do it better. Youll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you areto become better communicators and leaders and have fun doing it! Toastmasters International is a non-pro t organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through encouragement and support. For additional information about the Mandarin Toastmasters Club, please visit www.mandarintoastmasters.org or call President Morgan North at 268-9380.Mandarin Toastmasters Club president Morgan North presents a plaque of appreciation to Mandarin South Library representative Margo Crafton. Womens Club plays Bunco and Daytime Mexican TrainBy Contributing Writer Sharon Weed, Mandarin Womens Clubthe ladies and their guys all play Mexican Train as they munch on the goodies that the hostesses provide. A luncheon is held each month for all members, guests and prospective new members at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin, which includes a short business meeting and some type of interesting program. A few things weve enjoyed over the years have been learning about weather forecasting by meteorologists from the local TV stations, a talk by a local FBI agent, a bagpipe played by a young man in a kilt, hand-bell choirs, Barber Shop Quartets, Jacksonville Symphony musicians and one of our very favorites was when a survivor of the plane that crashed in the river in New York told us about that very frightening experience! Any lady from anywhere interested in our Merry Band can get more information by calling Diane at 880-5354. Playing Daytime Mexican Train Happy ThanksgivingFrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Introducing . .Professional vehicle service, while you sleep! GUARANTEED COGGIN Dream Service available Monday-Thurday ONLY download the Apple App download the Android App 6 weeks of personal training $199 Are you ready to enjoy the Holiday Season with a HOT & FIT Body? Expires 12/31/13 VARSITY INSURANCE, INC. 268-6365www.varsityinsuranceagency.com Email: varsity@fdn.com There are no apples to apples in the insurance business!For a FREE professional review . Over 30 years experience: Managerial Accounting Services Jim Taylor at 904.705.1692 The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, in partnership with the Mandarin Community Club, will present the quarterly Third Thursday Lecture, entitled The Kennedy Assassination at 50: The Enduring Mystery on November 21, 2013one day before the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The guest speaker will be David T. Courtwright, who teaches American history at UNF, including a popular undergraduate course on the 1960s and Vietnam and a seminar on the long 1960s. He has lectured on the Kennedy assassination before national audiences, Thursday Lecture to focus on Kennedy assassinationincluding at a major Duquesne University conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of the event. Dr. Courtwright has authored six books and numerous articles. Courtwright will recount the key events of November 22, 1963, show and discuss about 20 to 25 minutes of lm footage and entertain questions from the oor. This presentation will be fascinating to those who remember exactly where they were when they received the news of this horrifying event and it will be a valuable learning experience for those who came after. The lecture will be held at the Mandarin Community Club, located at 12447 Mandarin Road, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture at 7:00 p.m. For more information please call 268-0784 or email mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net. Courtwright For the sixth year in a row, in an e ort to promote a safe and healthy Halloween for children, Krantz Dental Care will buy back the candy that young trick-or-treaters collect this year. The candy will then be donated to our troops serving around the world. Candy can be brought to Krantz Dental Care, located at 12058 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 102, from Monday, November 4 through Wednesday, November Dentist once again o ers candy buy-back 6 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Krantz Dental Care will pay $1 for each pound of candy brought in, with a two pound limit. Children will also receive a free kids meal from the Red Elephant. Children can also bring in notes with personal messages to the United States troops that we will include in the shipment. Groups collecting more than 10 pounds must contact the o ce to make arrangements. Everyone wins at this annual event put together by Dr. Alan Krantz and his team at Krantz Dental Care! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!this year will be no exception. Proceeds from this years event will bene t the Mandarin Food Bank, Junior Achievement and the Mandarin Councils own Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund, given annually to a local high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in business. Admission to the event is only two cans of food for the Mandarin Food Bank. Be sure to donate the $7 for the All-You-Can-Taste Chili ticket, which allows you unlimited tastes of every pot of chili. Individual tickets for single tastes may be purchased for only 50 cents. The Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O is presented by Jax Federal Credit Union, with Gold Sponsors Robert E. Burke, CPA; RT Publishing, Inc., publisher of Mandarin NewsLine; and VyStar Credit Union. The Silver Sponsor is Gold Star Adjusters and Bronze Sponsors are Atlantic Shores Realty of Jacksonville, Gold Hills Jewelry, Swimming Safari and Fit Body Boot Camp. Many thanks to these ne sponsors who make this event possible. Its not too late for your business to be a sponsor! This is a great family event that the Mandarin area has embraced and looks forward to every year. Stop by and see us! says event organizer Mark Goldwich.Chili Cook Off cont. from pg. 1 For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor editor@mandarinnewsline.com Advertising Sales 886-4919Mandarin NewsLine

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Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Burn twice the fat, get t and challenge your body in just 30-minutes! JACKSONVILLES TOP INDOOR BOOT CAMP 10210 San Jose Blvd. (located North of I-295 in the Shoppes of Mandarin) (904) 232-8700 | www.jaxtbodybootcamp.com J J J J J J J J J J A A A A A A A C C C C KSONVILLE S J J J J J J J J J A A A A A A A C C C KS KS O O N V I L L E S ES E S E S Call TODAY to schedule your FREE week! Jacksonville 10130 Philips Highway (904) 262-8113 Across from Avenues Mall, exit 339 Open 7 Days A Week AveLighting.com *Sale Ends Nov. 30th. Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.*Shop during our Holiday Sale! 21% Off All ChandeliersDoing a little LIGHT entertaining for the holidays?Shop Jacksonvilles largest selection of chandeliers. Choose from 100s of styles and nishes just in time for the holidays. h o tion s, d 262-9590Your community Pizza Shop in the Outback Plaza 99 Limited time only. Mention coupon when ordering. Late, Late til 2am Delivery Available!present coupon for a free garden salad a $4.99 oering chicken topping extrawith a purchase of a Specialty Pizza $14.99 Recent health studies reveal that as many as 24,000 people lose their sight every year to diabetes and diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. According to Russell Pecoraro, M.D., ophthalmologist The Wild Birds Unlimited retail store in Julington Creek is celebrating 10 years as a specialty store in bird feeding and bird watching products. The store is located in the Julington Village shopping plaza at the corner of Race Track Road and State Road 13. Our stores mission is to bring people and nature together, states co-owner Sheryl Mitchell, and our sta works very hard to make each customers visit to our store positive. Sheryl Mitchell co-owns the store with her spouse David Mitchell. The store has three part-time employees Kathie, Terry and Garywho all have expertise in the bird feeding hobby. The Mitchells moved to this area from Michigan in late 2012 and purchased this store from the previous owners at the beginning of this year. They previously owned another Wild Birds Unlimited store in Ann Arbor, Michigan for six years. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in outdoor bird feeders, bird baths, nesting boxes and a patented feeder pole system. They also carry a great selection of nature-related gift products. However, they are known most for their fresh, no-waste bird food products. We get fresh bird seed deliveries every week. Our bird food contains no ller Specialty bird store celebrates 10 yearsproducts and we only carry bird food that the birds in our area will eat, says Dave Mitchell. Backyard bird feeding is the second most popular outdoor hobby after gardening. The store has a loyal customer base that is not only from the NW St. Johns County and southern Duval County areas, but many of their customers travel to this store from across the river in west Jacksonville and Clay County and from the St. Augustine area. Congratulations to Wild Birds Unlimited on their 10th anniversary. The sta and owners encourage you to visit this unique retail store and learn more about enjoying beautiful song birds in your own backyard. It is good to see small retail stores being a successful part of our community. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Monthand diabetic specialist with Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Oftentimes, patients nd out they have diabetes from their eye exam. He continues, Conducting a routine eye exam can detect so many things. Some are minor, such as a slight change in prescription or the need for new or di erent contact lens; however, other diseases such as diabetes and diabetic retinopathy can be much more signi cant and can be life changing. When we conduct eye exams, we look into the eye and are hoping to see a clear view. If we see blood and other uids that are leaking, we typically suspect that these uids might be symptoms of diabetes. Bleeding is usually a symptom that there is a buildup of sugar in the patients bloodstream and it has begun to break down the capillaries that feed the retina. The result is often what we call diabetic retinopathy a condition in which continuing damage to retinal tissue from diabetes can lead to impaired vision or even blindness. Dr. Pecoraro explains, If we detect retinal bleeding during your eye exam and suspect diabetes, we will then recommend that you see your primary care provider immediately, to have a fasting blood sugar test. If diabetes is determined, it is important to catch it in the early stages, get it under control, and save your vision before further damage to your retina occurs. Clay Eye has the latest diagnostic, medical and surgical technology for taking care of this diabetes. Dr. Pecoraro states, The National Eye Institute reports that there has been an 89 percent increase in patients with diabetic retinopathy since 2000, e ecting 7.7 million people in the United States. This number is estimated to grow to 13.5 million by 2020. If you have diabetes, its important that you be proactive with your vision health. This is important even if there are no vision issues. Make it a priority to control your blood sugar levels, and schedule an annual dilated retinal examination. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB | Trips for 2013-2014 LENDER December 2-6: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS 5 DAYS December 10th & 12th: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER & SOCIAL Dec ember 15-18: ANNUAL NEW YORK TRIP 4 DAYS March 25-26: CHERRY BLOSSOM TRAIL OF GEORGIA 2 DAYS MARCH 11 & 13: BINGO SOCIALS APRIL 21-28: A TEXA S FIESTA 8 DAYS MAY 21-23: THE OLD SOUTH 2 D AYS JUNE 7-19: MEDITERRANEAN & THE GREEK ISLES 13 D AYS JULY 22 & 24: BINGO SOCIALS A UGUST 5-17: FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA 13 DAYS SEPTEMBER 12-20: CANADIAN ROCKIES & MORE 9 D AYS OCTOBER 10-19: NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA CRUISE 10 D AYS For more enhanced itineraries and pricing information, please call:Diane Staneld Sr. VP of Corporate Banking PH: 904-998-5507 CELL: 904-614-0943staneldd@atlanticcoastbank.netNot only does Atlantic Coast offer great products and services we also have a travel club that we think you will be interested in, the PRIMETIME MILLIONAIRES CLUB. Dont let the millionaire scare you! It takes a lot of small dollars to make a millionaires club! Try us out and join us for a trip and see what we are all about. For more details, contact Diane Staneld at 904-998-5507 or CELL: 904-614-0943.Member FDIC www.atlanticcoastbank.netYoure Invited!What: Travel Club Meeting When: 11/20/13 ~ 11:00 am Where: Deerwood Branch ~ 10328 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville, FL RSVP to Diane Staneld by 11/18 Come join us for a light luncheon to meet and greet other travellers and discuss our upcoming events! TREE FARM & NURSERY FREE LANDSCAPE ESTIMATES or visit us at www.sjtreefarm.com $50 o your landscape remulch estimate of 5 yards or more!Estimate must reach the 5 yard minimum for coupon to be valid. Oer not valid with any other discount. Coupon must be present with payment for discount. Oer valid through December 31st 2013. $50ld lh Holiday Touch Up Special When I rst came into the Mustang Band program as a freshman, I had underestimated the amount of work I had to put in. The toughest, most rewarding and most fun part of band is marching season, but most of you know it as football season. The most challenging part of it all is balancing my already tight schedule around practices, games and competitionsbut the friendships you develop during four years of high school band are tremendous, ones that will last to the end of high school and beyond. I have to say that the band really does work hard to achieve the highest possible quality through sound, marching and program. I dont look at the Mandarin High School band as just a class, but a lifestyle. It goes so much more beyond the classroom. I feel like its not just a bunch of people playing music, but where I feel like Ive become part of the Mustang Band family, in every way. Now that I am a sophomore, Im being able to go through all of these events over again and it Mustang Band experience through eyes of a studentBy Contributing Writer Matthew Waeltz, MHS Studentjust brings back more memories. Its like a mental picture book, where you ask yourself and remember, What was I doing last year at this football game? And that one question sparks tons of visual memories to be kept in your mind for many more years. I personally always look forward to marching season and when it passes, I miss it so much. Its that one time of the year where I have to work myself along with my other band members toward a common goal, which is to achieve that perfect sound and perfect show. In the future, when I look back on my years in the Mustang Band program, I will think, That was me; I remember all the e ort I put into that! It comes to a point where you can say that, practice after practice, season after season and year after year. Remembering things like that, things that Ive done with the marching band, tells me that we are the absolute topof-the-line best that we can be, wherever we go, a standard that is held highly by the Mandarin High School music program. A scene from our show The Car Men with the dancer Amelia Foreman along with several members of the saxophone section. 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 at 11642 Brady Road. For further information, please visit mandarincommunityclub.org.Wreath-laying ceremony for Veterans Day Congratulations to the U13 Girls Next Gen Elite, Champions of the GIS Cup, held October 12 and 13 in Palm Coast. This tournament featured teams from all over Florida and Mexico. Lunar PhasesNew: November 3First Quarter: November 10Full: November 17 Last Quarter: November 25

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Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 11262 Old St. Augustine Road (located next to Hobby Lobby)Call for Corporate Rates! www.hiejax.com Now Open, Completely Remodeled! No extra space for guests this Thanksgiving? Ask for our Mandarin Holiday Neighbor Rate and let us be your extra room. $69 rate for Single King Bed or $79 rate for Double Queen Beds (Good November 3rd through December) Julington Creek1633 Race Track Road #101 Jacksonville, FL 32259 (904) 230-6988M-F 8-8, Sat-Sun 8-5 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! URGENT CARE State-of-the Art Facility Accepting New Patients!8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com The mother of three-yearold twins, Alexis Allen hasnt had much time for herself to say the least. She loves being a new mom to Sadie and Nate Allen, but all moms will agree that having kids immediately shifts the focus from themselves to their children. Allen decided she needed to start making some time for herself and get back into shape. Before she had her kids she enjoyed running and participated in races where she could compete against her latest time. Allen is ready to get back on track so she applied for three months of training at Fitness Together Mandarin in their Win and Get Thin contest. Fitness Together Mandarins Colin Woodmansee selected Allen because of her determination to carve out the time to ensure that she stays healthy and in good shape for herself and for her family. Its important to realize that schedules can get busy and kids can certainly take up a lot of time, said Woodmansee. But making time to eat right and exercise and challenge yourself with personal goals is important Meet our tness contest winner!By Contributing Writer Charlene Shirk, Fitness Togetherto your physical health as well as your mental well being. Woodmansee will be working with Allen three times a week during Fitness Togethers PACK Group training. The training focuses on both strength and cardio to provide a complete body workoutsomething Allen is excited about and even a little nervous to start. I know that getting back in shape will bene t me in countless ways, but as a bonus, it will bene t my family by having a more active mom and wife, said Allen. Im ready to Get Fit and Thin and I would love to nish the Gate River Run with a personal record! Stay tuned to see how she does! Be sure to see the Fitness Together ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Native Sons/Daughters cont. from pg. 1twice-a-year dental exams. We join First Coast News as an event participant and are equally excited to learn that Delores and Wayne Weaver, through the Weaver Foundation, have graciously agreed to match all contributions up to $100,000! Since thousands of people on the First Coast cant a ord a dentist, The Apple Project is raising funds to build a dental clinic to serve low income and uninsured families. First Coast News is partnering with the non-pro t Community Health Outreach to build this new dental clinic. If enough funds can be raised, the clinic could open in the fall of 2014. The clinic is projected to serve 6,000 patients initially, including people who need everything from antibiotics for a tooth infection to a tooth pulled. Delores and Wayne Weaver, through the Weaver Foundation, are continuing their community support from their Jaguars days. The foundation is o ering to match every dollar donated up to $100,000. For more information about the Native Sons and Daughters Program, please visit www. timucuan.org. To learn more about The Apple Project, please visit www. rstcoast.news.com. Congratulations to Library Clerk Jessica Jones who was recently honored with a JPL Innovator Award and JPL Award for Modeling the Way. Jones was promoted to Library Clerk from Shelver last spring and has been with the Mandarin Branch Library since 2011. In print or onlineMandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! To Advertise, Call 886-4919

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Life changes. Your insurance should keep up. Let me help you get the protection you need. Whether youre celebrating a new baby, marriage or retirement, I can help you with your changing insurance and nancial needs.DEB EVESON (904) 400-6450JACKSONVILLE DebEveson@allstate.com www.allstateagencies.com/debeveson Life insurance oered by Allstate Life Insurance Company, Nort hbrook, IL, Lincoln Benet Life Co., Lincoln, NE and American Her itage Life Insurance Co., Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge, NY. Northbrook, Illi nois 2009 Allstate Insurance Company. Most students who are organized and adhere to a consistent routine are successful in school. Children thrive with routine and help them learn to be responsible, take charge of what they need to do and become more self-disciplined. Routine lets children know what is expected of them. Most parents will agree that good organization skills are valuable with long term lasting bene ts. Stay organized and on task by providing a dedicated study space with the right school supplies away from the television, phones and other distractions, with the computer located in a centralized area versus your childs room to avoid unnecessary distractions. Organize assignments, notes and papers. Create study guide index cards and le in binders or folders by subject. Consider le box or stackable trays or any other system. Planning ahead results in Calypsosalonand spa Make an appointment today and Save $15 OFF a Facial!New Clients Only. EXP 11/30/13FREE Haircut with any Color Service ($45 Value)New Clients Only. EXP 11/30/13 Developing e ective study skillsBy Contributing Writer Edgar Gonzalez, Director, Huntington Learning Centerless stress and anxiety while improving results. It will help your child approach big projects and challenging situations calmly and methodically. In todays electronic age most teachers post their classrooms key events online and allow both parents and students to remain up to date with up-coming deadlines. If your child uses a planner, writing upcoming deadlines and activities on a wall calendar at his or her desk will help them keep top of mind. Clock or timer Develop the discipline of e ective time management which only comes with practice. Agree on appropriate amount of time your child should be spending on nightly homework and/or test preparation An organized student is more independent. Children who are disorganized often feel (and act) helpless. They lose and forget things and they panic when they cannot locate what theyre looking for. Students who are organized are more likely to be self-starters because its easy to nd what they need and because they know that the sooner they nish their have-tos, the more time theyll have for their want-tos. Good notes will help your student better process information when studying independently, thereby enhancing his or her learning. The notes should contain enough information so the student can quickly pull out the main points. Record key points Your student should realize it is less important to take down every word that a teacher says and more important to note topics that the teacher emphasizes. Students shouldnt forget to jot down examples that support these ideas. Pay attention to the teachers style as no two teachers present material exactly alike. For example, some teachers write key information on the board or hand out outlines to guide students as they study. Dont stop listening. Many students may follow a teachers lead and jot down whatever he or she notes as the most important points and then tune out. Students should listen carefully as his teacher explains each point and write down additional thoughts that may help their understanding and recall later. Review and tidy notes within 24 hours. This will help keep the material fresh and give your student an opportunity to clarify any appreciations or unclear points. Supplement your notes with extra material from text and handouts. Always leave extra space in your notes for this. Use a highlighter and/ or underline to identify key topics and main ideas.For additional information, please contact canlearn@aol.com. CertusBank.com Equal housing lender. CertusHoldings, Inc All rights reserved. C ertusBank, N.A. is a trademark o f C ertusHoldings, Inc We are excited to be your new neighbor. Visit our newest Jacksonville location to nd out just how simple and easy banking can be.Hello Mandarin. CertusBank Mandarin10970 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32223 904.880.1435JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING!Friday, November 8 10:00 am 5:00 pm Pictured: Stacy Gambrell, Vice President/Business Development Of cer Bring business to your door!Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919

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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Senior NewsLine 2013 wsLine wsLine Open Monday thru Friday 7AM-6PM and offering a full schedule of daily activities Nutritious meals and snacks prepared daily Safe, secure and gracious state-of-the-art environment Morning transportation available for clients living near River Garden PROVIDING A STIMULATING AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT 9 0 4 2 8 8 7 w w w r i e r g a r d e n o r g / a d u l t d a y Awareness, by de nition, is the ability to perceive or be conscious of something. It may also refer to common knowledge or an understanding about an issue and hence many bene cial initiatives try to raise awareness of a given subject. Since November is National Hospice Month, perhaps it is a good opportunity to consider having a conversation when you and your family gather together about when is the right time to make the call to hospice. This discussion is helpful especially if you are healthy and not in the tailspin of emotion that grips families when they get word about medical decline due to advanced illness. For some people, the mere mention of the word hospice raises fears. Even though death is inevitable, talking about it is Brooks Rehabilitation served over 15,000 seniors in 2012 and knows rsthand that they have unique healthcare needs. Whether it is gaining physical strength and coordination, increasing mental stimulation or receiving emotional and social support, Brooks is committed to furthering their services to transform the lives of seniors in our community. With the opening of the Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park campus, they are creating a place where seniors can receive the customized care they need while living life to its fullest. The campus, located on Interstate 95 and Bartram Park Boulevard in southern Duval County, includes Bartram Lakes, a three-story, 61unit assisted living community, Bartram Crossing, a 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility and two 12-room memory care homes, The Green House Residences. The Green House Residences have been developed using the nationally recognized best practice guidelines of The Green House Projectan organization that has pioneered the creation of intimate, residential style homes that recognize the Acknowledge the inevitable and arm yourself with understandingProvided by Community Hospice of Northeast Floridaseen as taboo in a society that emphasizes curative treatments. Even though hospice care is appropriate for those who have a limited prognosis of 12 months or less (six months for Medicare eligibility), the national average length of stay in hospice care is 19 days. A 2012 Brown University study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that aggressive treatments, repeat hospitalizations and increased ICU utilization are what patients generally experience near the end of life. This aggressive pattern of care is contrary to the wishes of patients and their families and hospice is viewed as an add-on service by hospitals and physicians. Locally, hospice care is available to focus on comfort and quality of life. The goal of hospice care is to enable a patient to have alert, pain-free days and to live as fully as possible. The following myths about hospice will hopefully open a window of understanding and encourage you to begin the conversation. Myth: Hospice is a place. More than a place of care, hospice is a unique approach to care for people with advanced illness. Hospice care is received wherever a patient calls home in a private residence, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and in area hospitals. At times, pain or symptoms may become too di cult to manage or stabilize at home, so Community Hospice also provides care in one of our six homelike shortterm inpatient care centers. Myth: Hospice is just about Floridas rst Green House homes for Alzheimers/ Dementia Care now openindividuality of senior residents. These two 12-bedroom homes will provide specialized care to individuals with Alzheimers and other dementias. They will be the rst Green House homes in the state of Florida! The services on the Bartram Campus will expand Brooks current system of care, which includes a rehabilitation hospital, home health care, outpatient therapy clinics, a medical group, clinical research and community programs. The value in o ering a coordinated continuum of services comes from the sharing of knowledge among clinical experts in their di erent divisions. Not only can they provide seamless transitions for patients between levels of care, but can also e ectively treat patients in the right setting for their individual needs resulting in the best possible outcomes. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Mandarin NewsLineEverybody Gets It. Everybody Reads It.editor@mandarinnewsline.com Hospice myths cont. on pg. 17

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News H H H H H a a r r d d d d a a g g e G G G G i i i d d d d d d d d e n n s F F F F u n n e r r a a l l l l H H H H o m m e o f f f f M M M M a a n n d d d d a a r r i i i n n 904-288-002 5 H GHARDAGE GIDDENSFUNERAL HOMES & CEMETERIES 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)Youre invited to attend aKidney SmartSM ClassMonthly in-person classes are available in your area. St. Johns(904) 429-0290World Golf VillageNOW OPEN(904) 342-4994www.atlasphysicaltherapy.comMandarin ( 904 ) 292-0195R on Berger, PT, A T C, LA T, O wner Your onsite Athletic Trainer at each weeks games Right with you through the game... We are Your Community Therapist. 880-0002 keyboardconnectionjax.com 9912 San Jose Boulevard Tree WorkbyMitch Drake & Sons (904) 703-5040 (904) 287-3819L icensed I nsured & W orkman s C om pwww.treeworkbymitchdrakeandsons.com 2012 A ngies L ist S uper S ervice A ward Over 35 Years Experience Serving the Jacksonville community since 1983 Member ADA, NEDDA, JDS | Network provider for Delta, C igna, BC/BS, FCL, and most major insurance plans. Expires 11/30/13$99Exam, X-rays and R outine cleaning(self-pay patients only) 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 Freedom Christian Fellowship invites you a free, live music concert with Consumed by Fire headlining on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For more details, please visit www.FCFJAX.org. On Wednesday morning, November 6 beginning at 9:00 a.m., we invite newcomers and friends for our co ee and schmoozing program, Jewish Java, at Village Bread Caf. We thank the Village Inn for their hospitality in October; however, we are returning to VBC because it allows us more privacy and a better venue for our guest The Mandarin Senior Center has added really fun new activities on Thursdays! Bokwa and Zumba Gold are some of the newest trends in exercise. Both classes are taught by certi ed instructors and o er fun and upbeat exercise to music. Mandarin Senior Center is the place to be Thursday evenings as we have a live band, Jacksonvilles own 2nd Time Around, playing from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Singles or couples, come see what youre missing! We have great music, dancing and socialIf you have more than one child, there is likely bickering, tattling or complaining in your house. Heck, even if you only have one if they have a friend over frequently, you still probably hear bickering and complaining! Our house has had more than our share of bickering lately. Big brother happens to bump against his sister every time he passes by. She makes speakers. The casual setting makes it very easy to meet new people and even reacquaint with old friends and neighbors. Enjoy free co ee or tea with any purchase. The door prize will be a Chanukah surprise. No matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you have an open invitation to join us for Jewish Java. If you are new to the community and wish to make connections, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or via email: at shalomjax@ jewishjacksonville.org. On Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m., JFCS will bene t at Players by the Sea for a production of The Whipping Man. Seating is limited. The cost is $35 per ticket which can be purchased online at www. jfcsjax.org. A reception at 6:15 p.m. precedes the play. For additional information, please call 394-5727. ization with interesting people. We serve dinner and everyone brings some snacks to share. One lucky person even takes home a door prize each week! Please contact David Wunder at the Senior Center for further details on any of these events. Join us on November 1 for our annual Chili Cook-o event. This is our most popular fundraiser as we serve over a dozen di erent kinds of chili with all the toppings you can handle. Sides, drinks and dessert are all included. Get out of the house Mandarin Senior Center November updateBy Contributing Writer David Wunder, Center Activities Specialist, Mandarin Senior CenterPurposeful ParentingBy Contributing Writer Allie Olsensure we all know about every single bump by tattle-yelling*. Both parties are guilty. With every interaction, both grow more irritated with the other. Hiding on the other side of the house, I really just want to roll my eyes and pretend like I didnt hear anything... which is clearly impossible since theyre being so loud our pastor 10 miles away can likely hear every word! No, I cannot ignore the bickering this time. Instead, Im to teach my children that love overlooks o ences. Sometimes brothers play too roughly. Sometimes sisters are too sensitive. 1 Peter 4:8 is helping our sibling relationships, Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. While it would be easier to shut my door and wish we could fast forward a few years until one of these two moved out, that would not teach either of them to be a good neighbor, friend, spouse or parent. Parents, we have to keep the long view in mind when were parentingwe are raising adults and what we teach our children now can shape them later in life! Today, Lauren came in my room with another complaint. It was perfect timing because I was ironing and Daddys dirty socks were on the oor from the night before. I asked if she thought I should be mad at Daddy for leaving his socks on the oor. Does that help me feel better? Does it help move the socks into the dirty laundry basket? Does it help Daddy and me grow closer together? Fortunately, she thought the whole idea of being mad at Daddy over socks was ridiculous and we laughed together. When I segued into her relationship with her brother, I saw in my precious daughters face that she saw how silly the bickering is. Id love my children to get along so we can enjoy life together. But even more importantly, I want them to see that living with one another in an understanding way now will help them love their friends, roommates and spouses later. Im grateful for the guidance I nd in the Bible to overlook and cover the multitude of silly, but annoying, sins of those I love. The bickering hasnt stopped. But the dialog has started. Respect doesnt just happen in the classroom or on the playground. Respect begins at home. In case youre one of the lucky few who have never experienced tattle yelling, its when one sibling corrects the other in a voice loud enough to ensure you hear all about it. BEN! PLEASE DONT BUMP INTO ME WHEN YOU WALK BY! and enjoy a fantastic meal while you support your local senior center. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. We will be watching The Great Gatsby on November 6 at our Dinner and a Movie event. Dinner is served at 4:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 5:00 p.m. For information about dinner and to RSVP, please contact the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road, at 262-7309. Hospice myths cont. on pg. 17dying. Hospice care is about nding hope and making the most of the time you have. Its about living comfortably, with dignity and compassion. Community Hospice helps patients and their families achieve a better quality of life with the support they need. Myth: Hospice care is for those who can a ord it. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans cover the majority of costs associated with comprehensive hospice services. It is the policy of Community Hospice to provide all hospice care services to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, please visit CommunityHospice.com. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.com

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Per slice, youll save 460 calories and 32 grams of fat. Substitute mustard for mayonnaise on your lunch-hour turkey sandwich. Youll save 82 calories and eight grams of fat. Pay attention to what you drink. Two mixed drinks can contain as much as 500 calories, one cup of eggnog, 380 calories. But two glasses of cider or white wine have only 300 calories. Planning ahead for nutritional holiday eating will help you and your family maintain healthy weights. Remember, even one positive diet change can help contribute to your overall health and well-being!Strategies cont. from pg. 5Nancy and Peter Coughlin recently opened Coral Reef Junkies retail aquarium store in Mandarin. Coral Reef Junkies is located on Old St. Augustine Road just north San Jose Boulevard and south of Sunbeam Road. Look for the Bubbles Car Wash and Starbucks; then youll see their Coral Reef pictures on the storefront windows. Coral Reef Junkies owner Nancy Coughlin stated, One of the companys goals is to make sh keeping and the reef hobby accessible and convenient. Noticing a lack of retailers in the high-end saltwater aquarium space, the Coughlins set out to provide an environment with excellent service with competitive pricing to aquarists in the area. New aquatic life store in MandarinIn addition to being small business advocates, Coral Reef Junkies supports our troops and veterans. Peter Coughlin served in the United States Coast Guard and Patrick Stanley, the store manager, is a retired Iraq War veteran. As they grow, Coral Reef Junkies is looking to hire more veterans and businessminded employees in the future. Coral Reef Junkies is committed to the environment by humanly housing aquatic animals and supporting safe collection practices. If you are interested in aquarium sh and supplies, do stop by and visit the shop anytime! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! 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In Britain these roadside areas are known as hedgerows or mixed hedges and autumn used to see me foraging along country roads for fruits like blackberries, damsons and sloes. An old fashioned pursuit perhaps, but the homemade jams, pies and sloe gin were so good. Here the sheer exuberance of fall-blooming wild owers can be stunning billowy stands of goldenrods (Solidago spp.) and willowy sun owers (Helianthus angustifolia) make the roadsides glow like gold. As October progresses, banks of blue mist ower (Conoclinium coelestinum, a marvelous insect plant) make an appearance, as do other lavender blooms, most likely climbing asters. All these owers do so well Mandarin High Schools football and volleyball teams are nishing the season strong. The varsity football team has surprised students this year and have had four wins and two losses with four more games to be played as of Thursday, October 10. Last fall the team had four wins and seven losses. They had 10 losses and no wins in 2011. Some might attribute this improvement to the teams new coach and schools new AP Statistics teacher, Brian Braddock. Overall, our greatest focus has been learning to compete and work every day to become a better football team, said Braddock. He says that his transition to MHS has been a roller coaster ride, but that he and his family are grateful to be here. Braddock added that the support and enthusiasm of the people here has meant a lot to him. As it is in most high school sports teams, the senior football players have stuck out. Many of them have committed to a complete change in the way we approach everything we do, said Braddock. We want them to learn that there is no secret formula. Mandarins nal game of the season will be held against their rival, Atlantic Coast, on Why dont cyclists just ride in the bike lanes? The simplest answer is most roads in our region do not have bike lanes. So why cant cyclists just ride on the shoulder; isnt that the same thing? The Florida Department of Transportation de nes a bike lane as a minimum four-foot wide lane speci cally marked as a bike lane. Anything else is just not a bike lane. While Florida Statute requires bicyclists to ride in a bike lane, when available (but with a few notable exceptions), there is no requirement for a bicyclist to ride on the shoulder. So why dont bicyclists just ride on the sidewalk? Most adult cyclists ride between 12 to 20 miles per hour which presents numerous safety issues while riding on a sidewalk. Sidewalks are generally narrow, often with two way tra c, with pedestrians moving at a much slower speeds. Sidewalks are crossed by numerous driveways with frequently limited sight for a driver backing out who is required to yield to sidewalk tra c. For a pedestrian moving at two to three miles per hour, it is relatively easy to avoid any con ict, but with bicycles moving at faster speeds, the chances of a collision are much GardeningFall wild owersBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASleft unattended, but in the garden setting, beware. If they are happy, they will spread, swallowing up more sedate companions and your job will be to keep them within bounds. Of course, if you have acreage these plants are ideal for naturalizing and there is every chance they are already gracing your property. Other roadside beauties to mention are grasses. Not always obvious during the summer, from a distance the late-season seed heads of bunch grasses really catch the eye. Bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) is particularly striking. Reaching up to six feet, the seed heads resemble rusty brown exclamation marks among the greenery. Like many plants spread by birds, they often occur along fence lines where mowers cant reach. Not all the yellow owers Ive seen lately are sun owers, however. The Florida state ower is the Coreopsis, which is an umbrella name for a group of 15 daisy-like owering plants endemic to the state. Check out these websites for more information: http://nassau.ifas.u edu/horticulture/demogarden/ printables/Florida%20Tickseed. pdf or http:// awild owers.org/ resources/pdfs/pdf10/AboutCoreopsis.pdf Since fall is a season of seeds and fruits, which means our birds wont go hungry, my feeders have been down for a while. Its interesting to see which species are still coming to my yard. The cardinals, who were regular morning and evening visitors, now show up just occasionally at the bird bath, so I miss their cheery appearance. I seem to have seen more insect eaters like warblers. These are hard to identify, as they are often visible only eetingly, but they are unusual enough that I know they are just passing through on migration. One such bird was a yellow-throated warbler. Another bird, new to me, was the gray-cheeked thrush that visited in early Octobera delicate looking creature, with a pale underside and a stripy chest. And as I write, a brown thrasher has been thrashing aboutwhat else!in the bird bath. MHS Sports RoundupFall sports teams nish strongBy Hazel OdellNovember 11 at Mandarin. Mandarin beat Atlantic Coast last year, but it was a close game. The junior varsity football team has also been doing well this fall, with ve wins and one loss as of October 11. Sophomore Parker Hudson said, Weve gotten really close as a team and have improved a lot. MHSs varsity volleyball team had nine wins and four losses as of October 10. Senior Anita Feltman describes the varsity team as, more of a close knit family than a team. Feltman said, Playing with a team like this one makes it a lot easier to be successful and makes the game we love so much more fun. They are currently ranked rst in their district and expect to be the district champions. The junior varsity volleyball team has had 12 wins and ve losses as of October 4. JV coach Laura Jutte shared a few remarks about the team. We had a few bumps along the way, but we are a solid team and will ght hard to bring home that win! said Jutte. No team is perfect, but we are striving for perfection. Their last game was held on Thursday, October 17.More about bicyclingBy Contributing Writer Mark Atkins, Ride Director, North Florida Bicycle Clubgreater. It must be noted that a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk is considered a pedestrian under Florida Statute and motorists must yield to them at an intersection just as they would to someone on foot. Why would a cyclist ride in the road? Even if there is a bike lane, a bicyclist may move into the road to pass another bicyclist, prepare for a left turn, avoid a condition or potential con ict such as debris, a parked or moving car, pedestrian, animal or turn lane. When there is no bike lane, the bicyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the lane rather than on a shoulder, if one is present. Why dont bicyclists just ride as far right in the lane as possible? If the lane is too narrow for a bicycle and another vehicle to travel safely side by side, which per the Florida Department of Transportation is at least 14 feet, wider than most lanes, the cyclist may by Florida Statute ride in the full lane, sharing the road with other vehicles. Overtaking vehicles are required to pass no closer than three feet to the cyclist, which almost always means passing at least partway in the lane to the left. An overtaking motorist may pass a slower moving bicycle even if it means crossing over the center line in a no passing zone. When riding in a lane, bicyclists may not ride more than two abreast. While it would seem counter-intuitive that cycling in the lane is riskier than riding all the way to the right, it is actually safer to ride further into the lane where the cyclist can be readily seen by an approaching motorist who then has su cient time to react and plan to safely pass the bicyclist. Jacksonville holds the unenviable title of being one of the worst cities in the country for both bicycle and pedestrian safety. In a 2011 study entitled Dangerous by Design, Jacksonville ranked 49th out of 51 cities for bicycle safety and 50 out of 51 cities for pedestrian safety. Florida has the worst record of all states for pedestrian safety. While road and other design changes can have a favorable impact, it will require a culture change among motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to make our region safer for us all. We at the North Florida Bicycle Club, the largest bicycle club in our region, are educating our members on their rights and responsibilities on the road. It will be only through mutual respect and cooperation that bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians can make northeast Florida safer for us all.

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 21 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 WHERE AMAZING HAPPENS Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club is now registering players of all ages for the 2014 Spring Season! To learn more about what the club has to oer your player and family, please log onto our website www.JYSC.com or email GordonJYSC@gmail.com Sadly, earlier this year the spectacular Mutabilis antique rose at the Mandarin Garden Club passed away. This muchloved plant, which is considered a treasure in a southern garden, was planted on the garden club grounds more years ago than most can remember. Happily, a direct descendant of the late The annual football game between the University of Florida and University of Georgia is set to kick o at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. If you dont have a ticket to the game, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities. The 18th annual Merrill Lynch/Bank of America FloridaGeorgia Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Ruths Chris Steak House will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1 in the West Club of EverBank Field. Reserved seats are $60 per person and corporate tables with seats available for 10 people can be purchased for $600. To purchase tickets, call 630-3600. This years inductees are Jevon Kearse and Lindy Infante from the University of Florida and Peter Anderson and Matt Stinchcomb from the University of Georgia. Also on Friday, November 1 is an event called Cousin Cat shs Pigskin Jamboree at The Shipyards on Bay Street. This party will feature food, drinks and live entertainment. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit FLGA.org. Touchdown Showdown, the largest free and interactive experience on game day will open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. These festivities will take place outside the south end zone of EverBank Field and on Adams Street. There will be huge TV screens featuring that days college football games along with live radio broadcasts and interactive games and challenges. There are several other notable happenings during the month of November including Pandoras Holiday Moments on Ice with Manheim Steamroller and Martina McBride. This gure skating event features former champions Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi, Kimmie Meisnner and Sasha Cohen. There is an NHL Legends hockey game at Veterans Memorial Arena on November 15. This game will feature several former members of the Jacksonville Lizard Kings, Bullets and Barracudas along with former NHL stars Ray Bourque and Ron Duguay. Finally, the Jacksonville University mens basketball team hosts the University of Florida on Monday, November 25 at Veterans Memorial Arena. The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.Mandarin Garden Club newsBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Clubrose was discovered and has been planted in a place of honor not far from where the original rose lived. One of the features that make this rose so special is that the single petal owers of Mutabilis open yellow, then change to orange, then pink and nally crimson. Just by chance, a couple of years ago long-time garden club member Sonia Jacobson took cuttings of the then living and robust Mutabilis rose to see if she could grow baby Mutabilis roses from the mother plant. This is a plant propagation technique Jacobson learned from one of the great guest speakers that had given a presentation at a garden club meeting. Thankfully, Jacobsons Mutabilis rose cuttings rooted and developed into full grown rose bushes. Thats how this sad rose story has a very happy gardening ending. To learn this propagation technique go to http:// orange.ifas.u .edu/mg/mg_compendium/pd les/mg/mg10800. pdf. Mark your calendar for Novembers special events: Fourth annual Craft Fair at the Mandarin Garden Club, November 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The clubhouse will be lled with booths offering beautiful and unique crafts. This event has become so popular it has outgrown the clubhouse and now includes many wonderful craft booths outside too. Copies of the 65th anniversary Mandarin Garden Club Cookbook will be available for just $12 or two for $20. This is just the place to pick up reasonably priced and unique gifts for the holiday season. The garden club cookbook is a perfect item to keep on hand for those last minute needed gifts. Delicious homemade baked goods will be available to purchase along with free co ee inside the clubhouse. Back by popular demand barbecue lunch will be available to purchase outside. After shopping and eating, enjoy strolling the beautiful garden club property. For more information about the Mandarin Garden Club, located at 2892 Loretto Road, please see our website, www. mandaringardenclub.org or call 268-1192. Everyone is welcome at the Mandarin Garden Club. Cunninghams Holiday Herbal Celebration, November 23 and 24, 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., at 2440 Lofberg Drive in Jacksonville. This is a charming gardeners way to get into the holiday spirit. Purchase your cool season herb plants, gifts from the garden, herbal vendors and delicious herbal food from appetizers to desserts and seasonal herbal beverages. For additional information, please contact locun@att.net. The garden club is always supporting our community by collecting the following items which may be brought to the clubhouse for all events: eye-Local Sports updateLots of activities planned for Florida-Georgia weekendBy Chad Cushnir glasses, 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.The Mutabilis Antique Rose is nicknamed The Butter y Rose because all the brightly colored blossoms time look like a bunch of multi-colored butter ies perched on the bush. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919 Turn your clocks BACK one hourSunday, November 3

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Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine November 2013 www.MandarinNewsLine.com www.research.net/s/190276 ? What do you think? Participate and you could win a $50 Gift Certicate to Whole Foods Market!www.research.net/s/190276 2495 State Road 207 (I-95 at Exit#311), Saint Augustine, Florida Flotilla 14-8 proudly assisted the Florida Tackle and Gun Club (FT and GC) on September 22 with the dedication of improvements to their facility on Goodbys Creek. Their new docks and agpole pavilion add to extensive previously completed clubhouse renovations. The FT and GC, founded in September 1944, erected their clubhouse in October 1948. The otilla was formed at the FT and GC facility in April 1969 as the Jacksonville unit of the USCG Auxiliary. The founding members of that unit included a number of the clubs members. The Florida Tackle and Gun club has remained the home and meeting place of the otilla since its founding. Presiding over the dedication ceremony was FT and GC President Nina Duggan, introduced by Buz Palmer, longtime member of the club and a charter member of the otilla. Uniformed o cers and members of the otilla were in attendance. Bill Sekeres, Commander, Division 14 of the USCG Auxiliary assisted the Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts of America of Jacksonville with presenting the American ag, as well as those of the State of Florida, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Florida Tackle and Gun Club and POW-MIA. Raising of the ags was accompanied by a reading of Olde Glory by Nina Duggan. The national anthem was sung by soloist Brittany Ferrell. The dedication on the waterfront lawn was attended by approximately 70 club members and guests, including several active and retired members of Flotilla 14-8. Guests and the clubs board of directors were recognized. Dock master and board member Denny Colbert spoke of the many advantages United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateFlorida Tackle and Gun Club Flag Pavilion CeremonyBy Contributing Writers Ralph Little and Carolyn Strong, Flotilla 14-8of the new docks, including all new lighting. The ceremony was followed by a bu et dinner inside the clubhouse. Learn more from experienced boat operators through courses such as those presented by the auxiliary at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. For the November class, please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place or discuss alternative dates or places. Sea Scouts Honor Guard raise the colors Congratulations to the JYSC U10 Boys Elite, Champions of the GIS Cup, held October 12 and 13 in Palm Coast. This tournament featured teams from all over Florida and Mexico. Happy ThanksgivingFrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine!

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www.MandarinNewsLine.com November 2013 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 23 NOW is the time to reserve space for your Holiday Party! Private room is available for large groups. Margarita Monday $2.50 all daywith purchase of an entree or appetizerMEXICAN RESTAURANT MEXICAN RESTAURANT $3 Off Lunch or Dinner Specialwith purchase of two lunch or dinner entreesExcludes Speedy Gonzalez and Daily Lunch Specials. Good with coupon only, Expires 11/30/13. Happy Thanksgiving from: MEXI NO yo f or Authentic Mexican Cuisine We salute and remember all Veterans! A visit to Gettysburg tugs on your heart, bewilders the mind and saddens the soul. Yet, it brings forth honor and hope and perhaps even a sense of peace. At least it did for me. I took my two oldest grandchildren, ages nine and 11, the day after we visited Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Nine-year-old Kyra put it astutely, Mimi, these two places are polar opposites. Yes, they are. Hershey was delicious fun, play time and laughter. Gettysburg was a solemn history lesson. What does the chasing of history achieve? Does it matter where events took place and whether or not we can understand them? Our rst stop was the Gettysburg Military Park Headquarters and Visitors Center where we watched a movie narrated by Morgan Freeman. The lm explained the overwhelming loss of life that happened in this small town 150 years ago, some 57,225 causalities (dead, wounded, captured or missing) from both sides during the three-day campaign. The movie also described how the Union victory helped end the Civil War and bring forth the Emancipation Proclamation. After the lm, we climbed stairs to view the historic and restored Cyclorama, the largest painting in the United States. French artist Paul Philippoteaux and his team painted the 377 foot long by 42 feet high work in 1883. The 360-degree cylindrical painting depicts the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. This type of presentation, popular at the turn-ofthe-century, was intended to immerse viewers in the scene with the addition of foreground models and life-sized replicas to enhance the illusion. The grandkids and I were fascinated by the sound and light show e ects on articles, like canon and how they created a realistic intensity to the work of art. (Tip: we visited near the end of the day and practically had the space to ourselves.) But it was our visit to the Jacksonville Farmers Market is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. To many oldtimers it is best known as the Beaver Street Farmers market. In 1938 it opened as the Jacksonville Produce Market and has since been renamed the Jacksonville Farmers Market. It is the oldest public farmers market in Florida and today welcomes more than 25,000 visitors a year. Since 1938 several additions have been made to the Jacksonville Farmers Markets original wood and sheet metal structures. It was at one point home to produce packing plants, including the southeastern pro-Visiting Gettysburg with grandchildrenBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comDavid Wills House the next morning that brought the story of Gettysburg together. The old brick home in the center of town was lled with wounded and dying soldiers after the battle. Leading citizens met there to make plans for proper burials. Wills, an attorney, acquired land for the National Cemetery and sent President Lincoln an invitation by telegram. This led to his coming to Gettysburg and giving the most famous speech in American history. Lincoln spent the night before the dedication in the Wills House revising his intended remarks. His short speech the next day surprised many, but his words, known as the Gettysburg Address, are long remembered. While touring the upstairs of the Wills House, we saw another lm. This one clearly revealed how the freedoms won by the Emancipation Proclamation were not truly ful lled. The production showed the rise of the Klux Klux Klan and how segregation became a way of life in the South. The presentation also included footage of Martin Luther King giving his famous I Have a Dream speech. The movie ends with LBJ signing the Civil Rights Bill and more current American scenes. Cleary, even now, not all men are treated equally; discrimination still occurs and struggles continue. But I left the Wills House with a feeling of deeper compassion and hopeful expectation. I think my grandchildren did, too. They are our future and taking them to a place like this is worthwhile. History has meaning when we try to understand, but thats not to say fun is frivolous. On the contrary, both are necessary. Every November 19, Gettysburg commemorates the cemetery dedication and the delivery of the Gettysburg Address on Dedication Day. This year will mark the 150th commemoration. For more information, visit www.gettysburgcivilwar150. com.Jacksonville Farmers Market: 75 years of fresh produceBy Karl Kennellduce operations of the A & P grocery chain. It is located at 1810 West Beaver Street, just one mile o Interstate 95, west of downtown Jacksonville. They are open every day of the week, 365 days a year. The gates open at 4:00 a.m. for those individuals, restaurants and other businesses that want to purchase wholesale. Retail business operations usually begin around 7:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 6:00 p.m. in the evening. Vendors include farmers from northeast Florida and southeast Georgia who come into the market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. They set up on the east side of the market on what is called Farmers Row. A lineup of local farmers o er shoppers more selection in the locally grown category. There is a seafood vendor and organic vendor. In other words, you can just about get anything you want any time of the year, except those products that are tied to seasonal changes, such as strawberries, citrus, apples, melons and peaches, to name a few. Andys Farmers Market Grill operates at the market, serving up delicious breakfast and lunch throughout the week. After Labor Day, Andy will be serving pit cooked barbeque on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Andys o ers an opportunity for folks to relax at the market. General Manager Greg Tyson says, Shop the Jacksonville Farmers Market, because you always get the best for the lowest price! Viewing the Cyclorama. EZ Pack & PostP 904.683.8738 | F 904.683.8957www.ezpackandpost.com 10503 San Jose Blvd., Suite 4 Jacksonville, FL 32257 Thanks for reading Mandarin NewsLine!

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