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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 2014 4 Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 8, Issue 8 May 2014Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CouncilmemberPage 5 School District Journal Page 6 From the Florida HousePage 7 E. Pluribus Unum Page 8 Political Commentary Page 9 Library news Page 11 Rotary Club Page 13 Mandarin Senior CenterPage 14 Summer Camp Guide Page 15 MHS Mustang BandPage 16 Cub Scouts Pack 101 Page 17 Native Sons & DaughtersPage 18 Good on the Go ProjectPage 20 Mandarin Womens ClubPage 21 Faith News Page 23 Mandarin Garden Club JYSC Boys ElitePage 24 Captain Davids FishingPage 26 Crown Point FCAT Page 27 See the Grand Canyon Baseball is going strong in Mandarin. Almost every day the Mandarin Athletic Association (MAA) elds at Burnett and Greenland Parks bustle with the ping of a bat hitting a ball, the slap of a ball into a glove and the Loretto Elementarys Student Council took a eld trip to Jacksonville City Hall on Wednesday, March 5. Thirtyseven students in rst through fth grade received a tour of the building, including the City Council Chamber, by Emily Lisska from the Jacksonville Historical Society. Lisska has an incredible depth of knowledge about Jacksonville, going back to its founding. She has been Despite the gloomy weather, Mandarin residents enjoyed the Mandarin Community Clubs 46th annual Mandarin Art Festival. The event was held on club grounds at 12447 Mandarin Road on Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20. Cars were parked in every possible spot on Mandarin Road, locals opened Loretto Student Council visits City HallBy Contributing Writer Ann Gipalo, Loretto Elementary PTAAnnual Mandarin Art Festival a bright spot on Easter weekendBy Hazel Odellup their yards to sell additional parking and buses dropped o even more people. The air was lled with the aroma of sweet cupcakes, savory crepes and a peaceful ambience. The booths sold everything from photography, paintings and jewelry to food, clothing and massages. The attendees were even more diverse, ranging from young families with children to seniors. The artists were all extremely friendly and all seemed happy to be there. This was a fairly new experience for some artists, but not for Don Nedobeck, who makes his living by selling his abstract paintings and books, both of which include lively watercolors paintings of cats. Everything appears as I paint, said Nedobeck. He is an imaginative man who explained that the ideas for his art come to him as he is producing them. Many were excited about Nedobecks return to the festival this year. He was previously spending time with his family, who had lost a few members. A hallmark of the event is that it is held on Easter weekend. Most artists did not seem to mind and the holiday clearly did not keep people from showing up. The show has always been on Easter, said Lynn Cuda, a board member of the Mandarin Community Club who has long been involved with this event. My favorite part of the festival is seeing people who I only get to see once a year, added Cuda. Susie Scott, the chair of the event, led preparations for the art festival many months ago. The event is the clubs main fundraiser. They fundraise money to maintain and beautify the Mandarin area. Much of the money is put toward Mandarins historic buildings, including the Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg, Emily Lisska and the Loretto Elementary Student Council in the City Council Chamber.executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society since 1996. The City Hall building is over 100 years old and used to be a department store called Cohen Brothers. In 1993, Mayor Ed Austin proposed the renovation of the building, then known as the St. James Building. Renovations were completed and the Volunteers make a homerun for MAA Baseball By Contributing Writer Melissa Salek Batter up! MAA Diamond Dogs player Logan Sallas at bat, with volunteer Coach Jason York ready to send Cayden Jaegar to second base. Photo by Tasha Tucker.roar of parents and teammates cheering. The ballpark does not run on its own, however. Each week, volunteers provide hours of service, ranging from coaching and working in the concession stand to some of the lesser visible jobs of prepping elds, raising money to pay for equipment and serving on the board to run the administrative side of MAA. Its all about the volunteers coaches, team moms, guys in the eld, said Bernie Bernich, MAA Baseball director. We cant do it without them. Currently, over 100 volunteers work directly with the kids as coaches and team moms. One such dedicated volunteer is Coach Jason York, with 12 years of volunteering with MAA in various capacities. Even without a child playing ball, York is motivated to keep coming back season after season for two reasons. First, he is drawn to the eld itself. I nd the eld calming, York mused. Its a place where I can have fun and not worry about anything but baseball. Second, York gets charged up by seeing the kids learn. I like seeing their improvement, York said. Its kind of cool to teach them something and then see them do it in a game. In addition to working directly with the kids, a group Mandarin Art Festival cont. on pg. 18Loretto Student Council cont. on pg. 14MAA baseball cont. on pg. 13 Appearing in this issue! S u m m e r C a m p & Summer Camp & K i d s A c t i v i t i e s G u i d e Kids Activities Guide! Sales Reps: Linda Gay LG@rtpublishing.com Heather Seay HS@rtpublishing.com Jasmine Quezada JQ@rtpublishing.com Call 904-886-4919 for information!
Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine May 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Jacksonville Health & Wellness CenterChiropractic ~ Massage ~ Mental Health Counseling ~ Functional Medicine ~ Yoga ~ Spinal Rehab ~ Nutrition Counseling ~ Meal Planning and Supplemental Guidance ~ Natural Hormone Balancing Let Chiropractic help you with Headaches, Back, Leg, & Neck Pain, Work & Auto Injuries Let our multidisciplinary approach help you with : Weight Loss, Fatigue, Diabetes, Depression, Anxiety, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Autoimmunity, Gluten Intolerance, to name a few. 268-65689957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403 (o of San Jose Blvd) Mandarin, Jacksonville 32257www.DrRepole.com C h ir o M e a W The Mandarin Community Club hosted the annual Childrens Art Show as part of the Mandarin Art Festival held on April 19 and 20. Christine Buckley, Mandarin Community Club board member, served as the 2014 chairman of the Childrens Art Show and Stephanie Marty was the judge. Following are the winners in each category: Best in Show (School) First: Christs Church Academy K-5 Second: San Jose Episcopal 6th Third: St. Joseph Catholic K-5 Best in Show (Student) First: Angelina Rodgers, 5th Grade, Pine Forest Elementary Second: Megan Batchelor, 5th Grade, Christs Church Academy Third: Madison Rutherford, 1st Grade, Christs Church Congratulations to these young artistsContributed by Lynn Cuda, Mandarin Community ClubAcademy 6-8 Grade Division First: Mark Parent, 6th Grade, San Jose Episcopal Second: Brandon McSwigan, 7th Grade, San Juan Del Rio Catholic Third: Thomas Ryan, 6th Grade, San Jose Episcopal Honorable Mention: Caroline Peck, 6th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic; Lucia Macchi, 7th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic; Caitlin ONeill, 8th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic; Lucie Simonin, Christs Church Academy 3-5 Grade Division First: Benjamin Howard, 4th Grade, Pine Forest Elementary Second: Kate Fryman, 4th Grade, San Juan del Rio Catholic Third: Jaden Koller, 5th Grade, Loretto Elementary Honorable Mention: Emma Fraidenburg, 5th Grade, St. Joseph Catholic; Amelya Williams, 3rd Grade, Julington Creek Elementary; Marina Wadei, 3rd Grade, San Jose Episcopal; Nahilla Davis, 4th Grade, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School K-2 Grade Division First: Mila Naumovska, Kindergarten, Christs Church Academy Second: Sophia Milian, 2nd Grade, Marin J. Gottlieb Day School Third: Stephen Hester, Kindergarten, Hendricks Day School Honorable Mention: Kian Guillery, 2nd Grade, Crown Point Elementary; Liam Bradley, 1st Grade, San Juan del Rio Catholic; Jonathan Reeves, 1st Grade, Christs Church Academy; Kinsley Wardle, 1st Grade, Greenland Pines Elementary
www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 3 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@ mandarinnewsline.com. Anonymously sent letters will not be published.Letters to the Editor policy Like us on Facebook facebook.com/ mandarinnewsline Whats New Community HappeningsDo you have community or club news you would like included in Mandarin NewsLine? Then contact Martie Thompson at: email@example.com or 886-4919. The North Florida O.R.C.A.S. (Operational and Radio Control Association of Shipwrights) host fun sails on the third Saturday of each month at Losco Park in Mandarin from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The O.R.C.A.S. are a group enthusiasts whose purpose is to promote the building and running of radio controlled model boats. For additional information, please visit www. north oridaorcas.org. All are invited to Talent Show, an original play put on by local teens. Youll enjoy musical performances, dance, gymnastics, mime and a heartwarming story of a girl named Grace. Show times are Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. The play will be performed at Life Church, located at 10584 Old St. Augustine Road. Please call 373-8783 for more information. A new support group for mothers of children with ADD/ ADHD is forming in Mandarin. Please join us at our inaugural session on Monday, May 5 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at 9310 Old Kings Road South, Suite 102. Monthly sessions will follow. Come join other mothers of children with ADD/ADHD to share experiences, learn from each other, and hear from visiting experts. The group will be facilitated by Chai Gross, CLC. For more information, please contact 451-9545 or chaigross@ yahoo.com. The AARP Smart Driver course for drivers 50 and older will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Memorial Hospital, located at 3625 University Boulevard South. The fee is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members and you must attend both days to earn the certi cate to qualify for a discount on your auto insurance. To register, please call 391-1320. The River City Women Club will meet at the Mandarin Ramada Inn May 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a brief business meeting, a social time and a delicious lunch. The program will be the annual Brown Bag Auction. This is a fund raiser for the clubs charities. Guests are invited to attend the meeting and auction. To make a lunch reservation, please call 262-8719 and join a group of caring women who support the Mandarin community. Membership information is available at meetings or call Nadine Koester at 636-7573. The Wolfson High School Class of 1969 announces their class reunion party to be held on June 7, 2014. For additional information and to register online, please visit www.wolfson69.com. The Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber hosts monthly networking events. Their next lunch meeting is on May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bucca di Beppo near The Avenues Mall. The next breakfast meeting will take place at the Red Elephant Grill and Pizza on San Jose Boulevard on Thursday, May 22 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Mays breakfast guest speaker is Mindy Barker, with Mindy Barker and Associates, speaking about Building Enterprise Value. Learn more about the Mandarin Council and RSVP for these events at www.mandarincouncil.org. We live, work and play in Mandarin! The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. Please join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society on May 10 at 1:00 p.m. to have a blast with our boat themed story time. This program is ideally for children ages three through six, but please feel free to bring the siblings as we read our way through some boat themed picture books, get active with music and movement and create a boat craft. We do ask that the parent or guardian accompany their child during story time. Mandarin Museum is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park, at 11964 Mandarin Road. For more information, please call 268-0784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Rd) next to the tennis courts at park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up unless it rains. The program for the Mandarin Womens Club luncheon to be held on May 22 is Game Day, a favorite of all the members! 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Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine May 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 FountainFamily Medicine (904) 262-9075 Physical Exams | Health Maintenance | Flu Vaccines Acute Care | Weight Loss Counseling | Hormone Replacement 8:00 am-5:00 pm | Monday-Friday Mandarin News: If youve never heard of the Maple Leaf, a ship which sank o the coast of Mandarin Point 150 years ago, you should take the time to visit the Walter Jones Historical Museum in Mandarin and see the artifacts from that Civil War Transport. Bring the kids or grandkids along for a fun and educational experience. Also, Im still looking into the possibility of adding sidewalks and biking paths in Mandarin. Mandarin is a beautiful place, but more ways are needed to enjoy Mandarin besides from the inside of a car. And for many areas, its more than just an enjoyment issue, its a safety issue. Take Plummer Grant Road: Heavily traveled and used as a cut-through from Julington Creek Road to Old Saint Augustine Road, it has vehicles traveling at high rates of speed despite the number of residential homes and pedestrians. I will continue to work to identify funds for needed sidewalks, as for too long, Mandarin has not been given priority for these types of projects. City Hall News: Last year, City Hall, and by City Hall I really mean you, the taxpayer, contributed approximately $148,000,000 to the Police and Fire Pension Fund$30,000,000 for current employees and $110,000,000 towards the unfunded liability. In addition, the Pension Fund earned $170,000,000 on investment, giving them a total of $280,000,000. But according to a draft report from the Pension Fund, the unfunded liability was only reduced $40,000,000. Like you, I asked the obvious question: How is this possiblewhy wasnt the unfunded liability reduced by $280,000,000? I put that very question to the administration. To paraphrase their response: We dont know, but well get you the answer. That was over three weeks ago. Still waiting. the door. We will have special hours, with the doors opening at 9:00 a.m. Games run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting and lunch. The program and luncheon will be held at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin. The price to attend is $16. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Judy at 292-0128 by Thursday, May 15. It is imperative that you write on your check which game you want to play! The Mandarin Womens Club is a social club with numerous activities and is open to all women no matter where they live and were always eager to meet new friends! For further information about the club and how to join, please call Suelynn at 571-0730. Not sure who to vote for? Join us to learn how to research political candidates on the web at the Candidate Research Class on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab at the South Mandarin Branch Library. Please call 288-6385 for more information. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will have enriching activities for you and your children, during the day when you need the most support. A sample of activities include: park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The Italian American Club invites all our friends and neighbors to come visit us at World of Nations in Metropolitan Park on May 3 and 4. This will be our 21st year of participation in this city event. We will feature homemade sausage and pepper sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, pizza, homemade Italian desserts and more. See you all at Metropolitan Park! The Friends of the South Mandarin Library will host a celebration of new furniture in the librarys Childrens Department, with our city councilman, Matt Schellenberg, attending. Plans are being nalized for our second annual Book Sale to be held on June 20 and 21, so mark your calendar for fun and bargains! We welcome new members to the Friends of South Mandarin Library. Our meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 1:15 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Mandarin Toastmasters club meets the rst and third Saturday of each month in the South Mandarin Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. The meeting time is 10:15 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The meetings are open to all and visitors are always welcome. Please contact the Mandarin Toastmasters at mandarintoastmasters.org and/ or president, Morgan North, at 268-9380. The Sierra Club, Northeast Group will host Andrea Conover with the St. Johns River Alliance, whose mission is to preserve, protect, restore and The second question which needs to be asked is this: The Mayors Pension Task Force recommended an additional contribution of $50,000,000 a year to reduce the unfunded liabilityis it a one-to-one reduction in the unfunded liability? If not, why not? We absolutely must have a clear understanding of any additional contributions to the pension fund. Currently the Pension Fund is only 40 percent funded, but the executive director of said fund has a fully funded pension. Another issue is how could an appointed pension board form a separate pension for the executive director? And theres moreunfortunately. In a recent ruling, Federal Judge Wallace said that any collective bargaining agreement is valid only for three years per state law. If that is the case, then how is it legal to have a 30-year agreement (as we do currently)? Also, why is the Pension Fund negotiating collective bargaining agreements and making decisions on investments? The poorer their investment returns, the more City Hall, which means you the taxpayer, pays into the pension. Talk about a con ict of interest! Ill continue to ask the tough questions on the pension and I encourage you to email me your thoughts on this and any other issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj. net or 630-1388. celebrate the St. Johns River. The meeting will be held on May 12 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, located at 2001 University Boulevard West. Social time will be from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome. For additional information, please contact Janet Larson at 247-1876. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine! Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919 Whats NewContinued from pg. 3
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Those areas have many owners of high-value properties contributing to a limited infrastructure (many dollars for a relatively small system), whereas the nations largest city has a couple-hundred-thousand owners of modest-value properties to fund one of the most expansive transportation systems (few dollars for a large system). As a result, Jacksonville uses a hub-and-spoke layout, directing all riders through downtown, regardless of their destination. Forty-minute trips by car take a few hours by bus. Because of the limited funds available, JTA cannot provide As an organization, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida prides itself on being a compassionate guide for those facing serious illness and end-of-life care needs. Jennifer Martin, LCSW, C-ASWCM, ACHP-SW leads by example in facilitating the way her sta cares for the psychosocial needs of patients, The Jacksonville Giants basketball team has a new feature twirler. Madison Gersten of Mandarin High School reached out to the Giants VP after attending a game for her academic performance. The junior, who is a competitive baton twirler and majorette at her high school, thought the games would be a great place to showcase her talent. Impressed by her initiative and skill, team leaders o ered Gersten a permanent position. Congratulations! Students at Mandarin Middle School received a visit from Lizzie Sider, a young burgeoning Letter to the Editoran interactive system map, but rather a page with .PDF les for each route that must be opened individually to compare timetables. Outside of a few downtownbased festivals, the Skyway is useful only for the few people near one of the eight stations who have a need to reach one of the other seven. As the average commute for Jacksonville residents is 12 miles, there is no incentive for drivers to stop a mile short of their destination just to ride the Skyway. The Master Plan showed proposed routes to the beach, airport and Orange Park. That was based on ridership that has not been achieved. Extending to the Sports Complex may seem an obvious next step, but there has been no move for that extra mile in the past quarter-century. Scott J. Smith, MandarinHospice manager awarded Social Worker of the Year their families and for those in the community. Martin, manager of Psychosocial, Bereavement and Community Grief at Community Hospice, was awarded Social Worker of the Year for 2014 by the regional chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The award recognizes an individual who has made an impact in their community through advocacy, education and support. Jennifer exempli es excellence and commitment in the social work eld in general and in hospice work speci cally where she sets a very high standard for her work and for the work of those she supervises, said Beth Shorstein, LCSW, chairperson of the Northeast Florida Unit of NASW. Shorstein said the work Martin performs is of vital importance within the community, as families and individuals are particularly vulnerable at the end of their lives. Ensuring patients receive highly specialized professional care is something Martin expects not only of herself, but also from her sta Being nominated and selected by social work peers means so much to me because it shows there is appreciation for the work I do on behalf of clients, patients, their family members and the social work profession in leading and supporting up and coming social workers, said Martin. Having said that, my own success can be attributed to tremendous support, encouragement, and guidance from so many others over the years, be they social workers, nurses, doctors, friends School District JournalBy Contributing Writer Jason Fischer, School Board Representative, District 7 country star, as part of her statewide Bully Prevention Tour. The students were treated to several songs from the vocalist, including Butter y, an original song written by Sider discussing her experiences with bullying. Seven teams from Atlantic Coast High School competed in the Fred G. Miller Envirothon against 19 teams from schools around greater Jacksonville. Each team placed in the top 10 with three receiving rst, second and third place. This is the rst time in the competitions history that teams from one school took the top three spots. The Fiesty FAWCS, the winning team, will represent the county at the state competition in May. Congratulations to Dion Delgado, Leena Sanka, Zach Makovich, Kristen Mousa, Shreya Mohan and the six other teams. Atlantic Coast High students took rst place in Adventure Landings mural contest. Students were asked to depict a scene of water life to adorn the 80-foot wall of the wave pool. The mural Water is Life will be painted at the Adventure Landing site in Jacksonville Beach. The students will also receive season passes. Congratulations! Important dates: May 6: Regular School Board meeting May 21: Early Dismissal May 26: Memorial Day schools closed Thought for the Month: Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We nished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith. ~President Ronald Reagan and family. Martin began her career with Community Hospice in 2004. 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Some of the highlights include a $380 million increase in the education budget from last year, a $24.7 million increase in early learning and $2.9 billion in reserves. The Justice Appropriations Subcommittee also submitted a $4.61 billion budget. This will provide signi cant support for public safety, such as prevention of sexual predators; fund critical functions of government, such as the Department of Corrections, our court system and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement; along with important diversion programs such as PACE Center for Girls, CINS/FINS and Operation New Hope. The budget promotes long term scal responsibility, while maximizing every tax dollar available. The Senate has also passed a budget. Negotiations between the two chambers will continue until agreement is reached between the two legislative bodies. A nal budget must be passed and sent to Governor Scott as provided in our States constitution. Although our legislative process is deliberative and only allows a small percentage of the led bills to make it to becoming laws, some bills led this year have already made it to the Governors o ce and signed into law. The Florida Legislature, in the opening days of Session, unanimously passed CS/CS/HB 7015, the Florida GI Bill, as well as numerous sexual LifeFlight came to Mandarin High School on March 28 for the Medical Academy! LifeFlight is based out of Baptist South hospital and is your local helicopter. They are the best part of your worst day.Banana Leaf Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar, located at the corner of Mandarin Road and San Jose Boulevard, takes pride in setting themselves apart from other Asian restaurants by offering customers four di erent Asian cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese. The restaurants four shareholders got together to come up with a unique style of collaborating on food from this area of the globe. Each chef has years of experience with Asian cuisine. The head chef, You Q Lai, has had over 20 years of experience mastering his art. A chefs special is created daily with new unique combinations of sushi along with di erent sauces to try for your pleasure. Banana Leaf also takes pride in their healthy ways of food preparation, fresh seafood is prepared daily and their food contains no MSG and no oil. Food is steamed to create a tenUS News & World Report has once again rated River Garden Hebrew Home a 5star community, which positions them among the Best Nursing Homes in the United States. This ranking is one of the most helpful and popular tools among Baby Boomers and others when researching and evaluating nursing homes for short-stay rehabilitation, as well as traditional long-term care. Approximately 20 percent of nursing homes nationwide earned an overall 5-star rating. At the top of the US News & World Report list are those with a rating of ve stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. These top facilities are rated 5-stars for their overall performance in health inspections, nurse sta ng and quality of medical care. This prestigious status re ects River Gardens dedication to providing excellent elder care in Northeast Florida. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16predator bills. The Florida GI Bill promotes higher education and career development for our veterans and military personnel. This was a bipartisan e ort and example of our state giving back to our veterans. On March 31, Governor Scott signed the Florida GI Bill into law at the National Guard Armory in Panama City. The tuition breaks and other college scholarships in the bill will be giving over $12 million of assistance to our states veterans. The Florida House last month also passed HB 427 Traveling Criminals across County Lines, a bill I sponsored and HB 5601 Economic Development. HB 427 cracks down on criminals who travel into other counties to commit felonies and try to thwart law enforcement. It is currently in the Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Committee. HB 5601 adds temporary tax holidays for goods such as school supplies, clothes, water and energy e cient appliances and hurricane preparedness supplies. It also created a permanent tax holiday for certain child restraints and booster seats. It is a great honor to serve the Mandarin area as your representative. If you have any questions regarding any bills or legislative issues or want to give your input, please email me at Charles.McBurney@ my oridahouse.gov or you can call my Jacksonville o ce at 359-6090. You may also like my Facebook page to stay up to date on current Session and District 16 issues. Id love to hear from you! New option for Asian cuisine in Mandarinder taste. Not only are patrons impressed by the taste of great food, but by the beautiful and modern appearance of the restaurant as well. The most eyecatching item is a vibrant chandelier that hangs in the middle of the dining room, creating a fabulous ambiance while you enjoy your meal. Beer and wine are available and keep an eye out, because coming soon will be Bubba Tea! Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Nursing home ranked among the best again Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!
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Few people ever experience a circumstance requiring the commitment and risk as did those men in the simple act of signing their names. For what would you be willing to give up life, fortune and honor; your faith, family, friends? Many of us immediately think of members of the military and public safety forces E Pluribus Unum: Civics for one and AllBy James A. Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org swear an oath to protect and defend knowing doing so could very possibly cost them their lives; however, the men who signed the Declaration were putting their name to what amounted to a death warrant. The Declaration of Independence accused King George III of being guilty of a long list of crimes against Americans. Remember, in 1776, Americans had very little hope of actually winning this independence through negotiation, much less through revolution. With every word of that document, they committed treason. They were the 1776 British version of the CIAs most wanted threat to national security. They were Osama Bin Laden times 56. They were marked men who, if captured, would face immediate execution. They were risking everything, they were willing to sign a legal document saying so and they were sending that document to the king. With that in mind, again, to what are you willing to commit your life, your fortune and your sacred honor? We hear bold words spoken today by our leaders, the press, celebrities, bloggers and we even speak them ourselves. But in comparison to John Hancock and the other 55 signers of the Declaration of Independence, our words today amount to little more than pompous bluster. Twenty rst century technology has enabled each person to declare his or her supposed expertise on any topic to the entire world. No substantiation of credentials or claims required and, all too often, this bluster is completely anonymous. We can say what we want with enormous volume knowing that there is very little threat to us regardless of what we dish out on the internet, on television and radio and even in our local community newspaper. After all, whos going to call us out? Well, that is, who will publicly identify themselves when they publicly call us out? Take this out of 1776 and recite it as if it was being spoken for the rst time ever. And for the support of this Declaration, with a rm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. Free speech isnt truly free. It has a price.The other day I was chatting with my friend Marsha and commented that here I was againfacing the deadline for my fashion article. I then commented that it was the swimsuit season so I felt compelled to address that nasty topic for my Fashionable Florida Friends (FFFs). Marsha immediately shot back, Just go to the cover-up part and forget the rest. So my FFFs, here it is The Cover-up Story. Actually there are many new things on the market now to help us bu er the humiliation of appearing in public in a swimsuit. First you must de ne your needs: are you going to the beach with your family or are you going to spend the afternoon lolling around the pool sipping margaritas? The silliest thing I ever saw was a woman wearing a sheer lingerie-looking cover-up at the beach. In lea ng through my periodicals I found some cute original ideas that were too easy. One photo shows a gal wearing a short denim skirt over her suit and another has a owing white sleeveless peasant top popped over a tankini. A short printed wrap dress over a solid colored suit is also too cute! But one thing to remember, these models have on great earrings and fun colored sandals which complete a put-together look for poolside. Here are some more ndings of my cover-up research: Buy a cute eyelet or burnt-out blouse in a size or two too large and pop it over a suit. A printed wrap around skirt covers a bottom well. Buy a cheap sundress with an elastic top to cover it all. A long peasant skirt or a long knit skirt in a solid color slims. The new cotton knit shrug worn over a suit with the sleeves rolled up looks great as resort wear. A knit tank dress is very tasteful over a suit. A sleeveless hoodie sweater is a great topper. Linen gauchos with a drawstring waist covers a bottom. Your husbands white starched dress shirt is a crisp pool look. Get creative! I bought a mens large tank top and matching hat at a theme park gift shop in Orlando; the shirts background is dark with a really pretty colored fun logo on the front and the hat it too cute with a pony tail out the back! Perfect beach gear! For a pretty versatile look for the resort try this sarong information: the most important factor about the sarong is the fabric. Pick a print that suits your personalityone that you could see hanging in your closet if it were a dress. Think minimum bulk for the fabrics weight and buy a 40-inch square sarong so that you can tie it in any one of these con gurations: Around the hips: Fold fabric lengthwise. Tie the sarong around your hips with the knot to the side or back. Tug one side slightly lower than the other to prevent bunching. Halter dress style: Hold the sarong behind you just under the armpits. Bring the ends forward and up, cross them at the front of the neck and tie them at the nape of your hairline in back. Strapless dress: Fold the square in half lengthwise. Hold one end of the fold in the center of your chest and wrap the fabric around you one-and-ahalf times, double knotting the ends at your chest. Ok my FFFs, there you have it! The Cover-up Story! 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Dr. Brian Floro D.M.D. P.A. During Reconstruction, the Radical Republicans the liberals of their day set the stage for race problems in America we still see today. They didnt understand the South and only wanted to punish the South immediately after the Late War of the 1860s. The total warfare which the North unleashed with Shermans March to the Sea was unprecedented. In retaliation, the South foolishly spawned the Ku Klux Klan in a misguided attempt to protect themselves. Both the Radical Republicans and the KKKers were wrong and have done decades of huge damage. In the second decade of the 21st Century in Jacksonville, simply because we are in the same South, there is an unrealistic expectation we are a racist city. A sentiment, which, of course, is hogwash. Ask anyone walking down a street if we have a race problem and the answer will most likely be no; however, if you ask those who are professional race-mongers with a stake in keeping race issues alive, they will tell you things are terrible. But, these are people who make a comfortable living stirring up hatreds while being two-faced and preaching acceptance. Then, there are the practitioners of white guilt, an a iction mostly seen in liberals and their ilk. These misguided souls think every day we must relive Is there a race problem in Jacksonville? Back in the 1950s, Duval Countys school board reacted to court-ordered integration by naming schools after notable Confederate gures, including the infamous Nathan Bedford Forrest. In August 1960, a group of white men attacked non-violent civil rights protestors gathered in Hemming Plaza. Police o cers sworn to uphold the law refused to stop the violence. In 1963, a six-year old boy who happened to be black enrolled in one of Jacksonvilles public elementary schools. His house was bombed. In 1964, a group of white men stalked an unsuspecting black woman and shot her to death. Only one of the men was prosecuted and an allwhite jury merely convicted the shooter of manslaughter. Some people acknowledge those previous incidents but deny any current race problems. As evidence, they cite the election of Jacksonvilles rst black mayor. But that fact, while indicative of progress, doesnt prove the absence of race problems. For example, dur-Political Commentary Bold New City of the South?By David Miltoning the 90s, our school board was still non-compliant with a long-standing federal court order regarding integration and Jacksonvilles city council president was arresting the councils three black members because they planned to protest the citys budget by walking out of a council meeting. More recently, a young black man was gunned down while sitting in a parked car. Many in our community both black and white believe race played a role in the jurys unwillingness to convict the young mans killer a white man. So although Jacksonville has progressed, Jacksonville still has a race problem. The attitudes that enabled horri c acts of violence are receding but not yet extinct. If we want the problems caused by those attitudes to become a thing of the past, we have to change, individually and as a community. Even if we didnt own slaves or support segregation, we arent excused from working to x the problems caused by those Political opinionRace-mongers and white guilt revelers still believe Jacksonville has a race problemBy J. Bruce Richardsonthe horrors of the past and pay a price for something we had no control over. Every rational being knows there is nothing in the past which can be changed, but the white guilt revelers seem to wallow in the mire, making sure everyone else is wallowing, too. Dont forget those ill-informed individuals who want to hold every character in history to modern mores and standards. These dullards seem to believe our forefathers in colonial times or any other time in history prior to today, should be judged not by the mores and standards of their day, but by our mores and standards often as pitiful and low as they may be. If we were all transported back in time to just the 1940s in Jacksonville and started asking questions of the denizens of that era about what Jacksonville would look like in 2014, likely not a single person would predict Jacksonville would have a black American mayor, have had Floridas rst black American sheri have had black American city council presidents and vice presidents. The black American members of the city council more than equally represent the approximately 30 percent of Jacksonvilles black American population. Even more, denizens of the 1940s would be amazed at the fact every Jacksonville neighborhood is peacefully integrated and the school system is fully integrated. Oh, and they would be astonished Barack Obama is president. The only race problem we have is one created by people who have a stake in ongoing race problems; everyone else has moved on. Bigots and the ignorant will always be amongst us, just like there will always be those in need we do take care of; there will never be a 100 percent solution, but were close. 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. LEGO Club (Grades K-6) Wed., May 23 3:30 pmSouth Mandarin Branch LibraryCome into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination. Bold New City cont. on pg. 9
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www.breastcancermarathon.com $5 OffA whole cake or a tray of desserts. AEXP 5/31/14 Must present coupon. 14965 Old St. Augustine Rd. Ste. 105 904-619-8279 www.amarettidesserts.comWhole Cakes, Pies, Cookie, Brownie and Dessert Trays Available by Special Order Enjoy a dessert in our bakery or take it to go! Place your orders today for Mothers Day and Memorial Day The Mandarin Branch Library will be hosting three gardening programs on three Saturdays in May. All green thumbs are welcomed! Each program features gardening experts from the Duval County Extension O ce. Registration is not required. Please call 2625201 for more information. Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.: Herb Gardening will be presented by Master Gardener Ann Marie Shrader. Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m.: Growing a Healthy Lawn will be presented by Urban Horticulturalist Terry DelValle. Saturday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m.: Creating a Wind Tolerant News from the Mandarin LibraryBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager/Senior Librarian, Mandarin Branch LibraryLandscape will be presented by Urban Forester Larry Figart. The Lawyers in Libraries program is set to return to the Mandarin Branch Library with a workshop on Friday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. These workshops feature attorneys who can provide guidance on a variety of topics. All programs are free and open to the public. This program is designed for seniors, covering such topics as rental issues, hanging on to your home in this economic climate and personal nance. Please note that the lawyers in this program have generously volunteered their time; however, they should not be considered as personal lawyers. No attorney-client relationship is being created with this free service. The lawyers are there to provide general guidance and advice only. Registration is not required. Please visit http:// jaxpubliclibrary.org/wisemoneyweek for a complete schedule of workshops. Celebrate Financial Education at the Mandarin area libraries on Wednesday, May 14. The Jacksonville Public Library is proud to participate in the third annual Jacksonville Wi$e Money Week, a public/private partnership designed to provide nancial education to the residents of Jacksonville. More than 100 di erent programs and activities will take place during the week of May 11 17, 2014. All programs are free and open to the public; however, registration is strongly suggested. South Mandarin Branch Library is hosting Credit and Debt Management at 6:00 p.m. and the Mandarin Branch Library is hosting Estate Planning at 6:30 p.m. Please visit http://jaxpubliclibrary.org/wisemoneyweek for a complete schedule of workshops for the week and how to register. Guitar Lessons at the South Mandarin Branch Library will be held every other week on Wednesdays from May 14 through August 20. This program is for teens ages 12 to 18. Space is limited so registration is required. Guitars are not provided; please bring your own guitar. Please call 288-6385 for more information. The Primetime Family Reading Program ended on Wednesday, April 9 with pizza, cake and lots of reading. Special guest City Councilman Matt Schellenberg listened to stories and handed out certi cates of achievement as well as gift bags and books. The program had a total of 18 families register with 15 families consistently attending each of the six sessions. Their children attend a variety of public (mostly) and private schools in the KR service area including Kings Trail Elementary, Beauclerc Elementary and Hendrickss Avenue Elementary. We are especially indebted to the Uptown Civitans Club who donated books for the children participating in the program and sponsored the pizza party celebration at the nal session. A big thank you goes to our storyteller Kaye Byrnes, scholar Debra Keels, the JPL programming sta Laura Minnich, Emily Gideon and Pam Beaton and the sta at Mandarin Branch Library. Finally, congratulations to each of the families that participated in that Primetime Family Reading Program. You are the reason that Primetime was such a success. Summer reading is coming in June! See you at the library!inexcusable attitudes. Regardless of your race, racial problems are our problems and its up to all of us to x them. For our citys sake, we must start solving these problems today. Solutions wont come if were slinging soundbites and bumper-sticker slogans. Instead, solutions will come when we acknowledge that most people, whether black or white or any other beautiful hue, want to love and be loved, to be safe and secure, to have healthy children and to lead meaningful lives. Once we have recognized our common humanity, we need to talk with each other to listen, to seek understanding and to give and take compassionate criticism. Initially, it may be uncomfortable and our preconceived notions might be threatened. But this kind of pain is often a sign of growth, growth that is necessary for us individually and as a community. You might stumble with your words, but as long as youre genuinely concerned, this small step simply talking with somebody who doesnt look like you will make a big di erence. And by taking this small step, youll join the ranks of Americans working to ensure that reality in America re ects the fundamental American idea that all men and women are created equal. 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 email@example.com. Councilmember Matt Schellenberg is pictured with the manager of Youth Services and Community Outreach Laura Minnich.Continued from page 8 got firstname.lastname@example.org Bold New City The annual Miss Aggie Day is a wonderful time to honor a current female Mandarin resident for her service to the community. This years recipient was Linda Levin, executive director of the non-pro t agency ElderSource. ElderSource is dedicated to offering assistance navigating and understanding the complex web of available services, agencies and other options for seniors. Congratulations and gratitude to Linda for her tireless work on behalf of seniors in Mandarin and beyond. Pictured are Linda Levin and Karen Roumillat.Miss Aggie Award recipient
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With a bachelors degree in exercise science from the University of Toledo, she entered Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus, where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2013. She was honored as valedictorian and received a Clinic Service Award. Dr. Musser has done extensive post-graduate training in the eld of functional neurology and is board eligible through the Okay! Youve spent hundreds, no, thousands on that beauty. A gleaming stainless BBQ grill in the backyard or dream outdoor kitchen you always wanted. Its been a few seasons. Its not so gleaming anymore. The sweet thing you said I do to wont even think of eating something cooked on it because.... well you know. The Honey, when its hot...all that stu will be burned o just doesnt work anymore. The bug guy says your special problem is because of all the leftovers still hiding in the bottom. Out of sight! Right? And then theres the possibility the next are up will burn up the porch or more. Yikes! Watcha gonna do? Clean, clean and clean again. Youll spend hours scrubbingbut will you remember to clean the hood or remove the knobs? Or the igniters and thermometer? How about the rotisserie racks, pull out trays, drip pans? Yuck! Are you steam cleaning the grill racks, heat plates or avorizer bars? All places where dirt and grease nd their way. Did you even know your grill had so many parts? David Gray Heating and Air recently launched its own line of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) comfort systems through a partnership with Daikin Industries, an international HVAC pioneer that merged with United Statesbased industry leader Goodman Manufacturing in 2012. David Carson, Daikin Industries regional manager of sales and operations for Georgia and North Florida, said his company chose to invest in David Gray Heating and Air amongst its competitors in the local marketplace to exclusively create the new Comfort Line. David Gray Heating and Air is the only local family-owned-and-operated company in the North Florida producing its own HVAC line with Daikin. Daikin chose to partner with David Gray Heating and Chiropractor believes your health plan needs to be tailored for youAmerican Chiropractic Neurology Board. Today, Dr. Mussers goals include helping women to understand how chiropractic care ts in to their wellness lifestyle for themselves and their families. She believes that chiropractic care is the original wellness care and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding of healthcare with the community. Whats her approach? Your health issue has more than one dimension. More than once you have closed the door behind you leaving the doctors o ce thinking, Thats it and in your mind there has to be more. So you go home and read another magazine article and there are doctors on the TV and pretty soon you are even more confused. Your confusion is totally understandable since there is so much con icting information out there. In order for a doctor to put together a plan that will be successful for you it has to be about you! What herbs or vitamins are you taking? What are your hobbies? Whats your stress level? Whats your job about? What exercise do you do and is it right for you in this stage of your health? What are your eating habits and do you have any food sensitivities? What medications have you been taking and for how long? What kind of adverse reactions do we know of between those medications? Whats the health of your spine and is there good communication between your body and your brain or is there confusion in that system. Is your brain functioning as it should or are there communication disruptions in your brain. All of these things and more have to be considered if a plan can be formulated for you! Be sure to see the Unity Chiropractic ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!Is your BBQ grill ready for summer?Hours are precious. If you would rather spend your time elsewhere, you can try a new service available to the Mandarin areaBackyard Grill Cleaner, LLC, authorized technician of The BBQ Cleaner system. They will come to your home, remove key components of your grill and deep clean them in their specially equipped trailer. The entire grill is de-greased and cleaned with environmentally friendly products. This unique cleaning process includes removal of harmful carcinogens that can be transferred to food. Their thorough cleaning and inspection process prevents future corrosion, helping extend the life of the grill and protects a valuable investment. So, heres the question. Are you going to do it or call Backyard Grill Cleaner? As an authorized technician for The BBQ Cleaner, Im really looking forward to getting out there and demonstrating what a di erence a clean barbeque makes to customers, said Jim Markert, owner of Backyard Grill Cleaner. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!New line of comfort systems powered by international leader Daikin Industries o eredAir due to the companys sterling reputation and commitment to providing quality service to its customers, Carson said. We are con dent that we made the right choice and look forward to watching the David Gray Comfort Line grow in North Florida. The David Gray Comfort Line o ers local homeowners the choice of four energy-e cient systems, including bronze, silver, gold and platinum models. These models range from 13 to 18 SEER (seasonal energy e ciency ratio), a standard industry measurement used to gauge the cooling e ciency of HVAC units. David Gray Heating and Air President Heather Zabinsky said although her company and most others typically provides a one-year labor warranty for brand-name HVAC systems, the David Gray Comfort Line units will carry a ve-year labor warranty at no additional cost. This is an exciting time for David Gray Heating and Air, Zabinsky said. We are incredibly proud that a renowned industry leader like Daikin has taken notice of our work and pleased that the new Comfort Line is now available to our customers. In addition to the ve-year labor warranty, the David Gray Comfort Line comes standard with a 10-year warranty on compressors and limited lifetime unit replacements on the outdoor units for the higher SEER systems.Youre Invited!Mexican FiestaSat., May 3 1:00 PM 2:30 PM South Mandarin Branch Library e program is for all ages. Join us for stories, cra s and refreshments. Please call 288-6385 for more information. Mandarin NewsLineAdvertise in YOUR Community Newspaper!886-4919
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Ticket sales will bene t the two featured charities, ARC of Jacksonville, Grove House and Boy Scouts of America Summer Camp Program. Funds collected through Girl Scout Cadette Troop #737 donated Birthday Boxes full of party supplies to the Mandarin Food Bank for families in need. After formulating a plan, the troop raised about $300 in hand made chocolate dipped pretzel sales and solicited additional funds from local businesses in the form of gift cards and bought hundreds of birthday items. Each box had a theme to account for any kind of birthday needs and interests. Each box was then labeled to make it a breeze for the food bank volunteers to nd the supplies needed for the special birthday child. The Mandarin Food Bank was thrilled with the idea of having a whole birthday party in a box and was very supportive of the project. The troop has now completed the rst round of boxes and has extras ready to replace the current supply as needed. Rotary Club of Mandarin is busy this springjoin them!By Contributing Writer Rita Story, President-Elect, Rotary Club of Mandarinthe auctions will be distributed to other local charities. Additionally, the Rotary Club of Mandarin has renewed a commitment to build wheelchair ramps for those in need. Working with another charity to identify the need, Rotarians donate their time and expertise to build the ramps. One project has been completed and two more are in the planning stages. Each year during Easter weekend, members of the Rotary Club of Mandarin volunteer at the Mandarin Art Festival. Rotary members were at the gates again this year, collecting donations that bene t the Community Club of Mandarin. The Rotary Club of Mandarin meets at 7:30 a.m. each Tuesday morning at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center on Hartley Road in Mandarin. If you have any questions, please contact Membership Chairman Brian Register at 596-0422. Mandarin NewsLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage! The Jim Moran Foundation has invested $47,500 to provide Junior Achievement (JA) summer programs to 10,000 students in Duval County. The funding will enable JA of North Florida to purchase the JA program materials that will be used at community and school sites it has partnered with to bring nancial literacy and workforce preparation education to students this summer. Junior Achievement of North Florida will partner with 23 community sites that primarily serve low-income youth between the ages of ve and 15. Beginning in late May and running through early August 2014, the camp experience will be enhanced with JAs professionally prepared work readiness, nancial literacy and entrepreneurial programs in an e ort to increase students career awareness and readiness. The support of The Jim Moran Foundation means that Junior Achievement programs will be provided to 10,000 summer camp participants in Jacksonville, said JA President Steve St. Amand. Many of the organizations that will receive JA programs this summer are familiar to The Jim Moran Foundation and they look forward to joining JA in providing solid educational activities to the organizations summer camp participants. JA programs reinforce standard curriculum facilitated by educators during the school year. According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency skills over the summer months. Junior Achievement receives grant You know how precious time is those special moments with the ones you love. But do you know the importance of time and state-of-the-art expertise when it comes to stroke? Would you recognize the symptoms and know what to do? Time lost is brain lost. And new, advanced treatments, when received in time, can mean the difference between devastating loss and life as you imagined. Baptist Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the new regional epicenter for advanced treatment of all strokes, aneurysms and other brain conditions. Two of the most highly regarded neurovascular surgeons in the country, working with expert neurologists, neuroradiologists and multidisciplinary teams, perform groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedures unavailable at most hospitals. And our multi-site system of stroke care now offers everyone in the region fast access to these life-saving options. That means we can now offer more families more precious time together. Thats changing health care for good. Baptist Medical Center South is a certied Primary Stroke Center. Visit baptistjax.com to learn more.Time is precious. Time is brain. Baptist Health
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www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 RSVP to ..CARE. Seating is limited! Reservations will be accepted beginning days prior to the scheduled event date.Join medical professionals throughout the year to learn about the latest health information. BAPTIST SOUTHlunchlearn May Stroke Facts: How Do I Know When to Call ? Barbara Klus, RN June Recent Advances in Management of Alz heimers Disease Ravi Pande, MD July Decreasing Your Risk of Complications from Diabetes Heidi Brown, RN August Advances in Radiation Therapy Mark Augspurger, MD On Friday, March 14, the Loretto family celebrated St. Patricks Day with their rst St. Pattys Day Pot Luck. The event convened in our mini auditorium at 10:30 a.m. and continued until 1:30 p.m. All of the faculty/sta were asked to sign up to bring di erent food and drink items for each others enjoyment. We also asked sta to be festive and Go Green by wearing the color green in their The Mandarin Senior Center activities are in full swing. We have exercise classes every day of the week. Classes include stretching, line dancing, Yoga, Bokwa and even belly dancing! Exercise not your thing, but enjoy dancing and socializing? Mandarin Senior Center is the place to be Thursday evenings as we have a live bandJacksonvilles 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 socialization with interesting people. Check out our Wednesday According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the United States population 65 and over has increased from 35 million in 2000 to 40 million in 2010 and is projected to increase to 55 million in 2020 (a 36 percent increase for that decade). These seniors are starting to think about their living situation as they age and according to the AARP, older home owners overwhelmingly prefer to stay in their own homes and avoid institutional care. Aging in place at home safely, comfortably and independently is becoming a major focus for this group. To age-in-place safely, seniors often need to make modi cations to their homes to improve safety and mobility. These modi cations may include improved lighting, grab bars, easy access baths and showers, ramps, wider doorways, adjusting counLoretto faculty and sta enjoy going greenBy Contributing Writer Laquitrice Johnson, Assistant Principal, Loretto Elementary Schoolattire. The faculty/sta thoroughly enjoyed the food, fellowship and especially the entertainment provided by a duo known as Train Wreck, out of the New York/ New England area. As always, we were blessed to have our gracious PTA participate by serving as hostesses for the event. The faculty/sta members stated many times on Friday that this event allowed them to do three things: relax, relate and relief. We were excited at Loretto about Going Green.Keeping seniors in their homesBy Contributing Writer Melanie Carlson RPT, CAPS, ECHM, Staying Hometertop heights and modifying bathroom and kitchen cabinets and other steps speci c to the situation. In choosing a professional to address these modi cations, it is important to work with someone who has been trained speci cally in aging in-place projects. A Certi ed Aging-InPlace (CAPS) designation indicates that the professional has been trained in accessing the unique needs of the older adult population looking for help designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free environments. Seniors should not wait for a medical emergency to occur or an accident to force problem solving. They should take proactive measure to age-in-place in a familiar environment throughout the maturing years. For additional information, please contact melwes1981@ gmail.com.Mandarin Senior Center NewsBy Contributing Writer David Wunder, Center Activities Specialist, Mandarin Senior Centerevening activities as we o er Dinner and a Movie, bingo and trivia throughout the month. Join us on May 7 for Dinner and a Movie. There is no charge to see the movie and you can bring your own meal. Dinner is available at the center for a $5 donation. Please call to inquire about the movie or RSVP for dinner. Dinner service begins at 4:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 5:00 p.m. We o er something for everyone.billiards, cards, ceramics, knitting, line dancing, Scrabble, triviathe list goes on and on and we are always looking to add new programs. Please stop by for further information on any of these events at the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road or call the center at 262-7309. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community firstname.lastname@example.org volunteers also is in charge of running the baseball program at Burnett Park and Greenland Park as well as all maintenance at the ball park. While MAA is using a public park, the city only provides fencing, bathroom maintenance, lights and trash service. Volunteers such as Brian Van Duyn, Jason Sparks, John Redenius, Todd McGowan, Ken Arsenault and Chad Moore take care of labor needs such as mowing and dragging the elds, maintaining equipment, and other capital needs. Others run the administrative side of MAA by serving on the board, running registration and ordering uniforms. Being part of MAA has consumed a great portion of my life, said Van Duyn, a 14-year volunteer in many capacities and current MAA Baseball board president. This is a passion (a ministry) that I was chosen for and I give it all I can. The joy is watching all of it come together on a Saturday morning when the kids are playing. That is why I Continued from page 1MAA baseballand many others do this. MAA is a not-for-pro t youth athletic organization that oversees several sports programs Baseball, Football/Cheer and Flag Football. For more information about MAA baseball, please visit the website at www.letsgomaa.org or Facebook at MAA jax. Baseball.
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On Friday, April 11, Loretto teachers got all powered up as they so be ttingly participated in an FCAT pep rally, geared towards honoring the real superheroes who suit up and arm our students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful every day. Teachers were invited to a special treat, during their lunch time, which included foods such as Incredible POP corn and sensational nachos with a BANG. As the superheroes entered the mini-auditorium, they were greeted by the one and only Loretto celebrates their superheroes!By Contributing Writer Laquitrice Johnson, Assistant Principal, Loretto Elementary SchoolBatman, who handed out certi cates and tickets for a prize drawing. While teachers enjoyed their daring, delectable dishes, scenes from popular superhero movies, like Thor and The Incredibles, ashed on the big screen for entertainment. Not only did our heroes ex their arm muscles as they lifted morsel after morsel, but their jaw muscles as well due to all of the smiling and hardy laughter. When it was all said and done, our Exceptional Educators strutted back to their academic domains, invisible capes ying in the wind as a sign of sheer con dencecon dence that they had succeeded in their mission to adequately equip our students with the tools needed to conquer any test. Saturday, May 17, 10:00AM 2:00PM S Sa Sa Sa a t t t t S S S Join us to celebrate our G ra nd O pe ning and welcome Bubbles the Elephant to Mandarin! Enroll at our Grand Opening to receive:monthly tuition for 9 months! *AVAILABLE AT TLE MANDARIN ONLY. FOR NEW ENROLLEES ONLY. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNTS OR PROMOTIONAL OFFERS. THI S OFFER IS NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH AND IS NON-TRANSFERRABLE. OTHER RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY. PLEASE SEE CENTER MANAGEMENT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.WWW.THELEARNINGEXPERIENCE.COM904-880-169511945 San Jose Blvd. Suite 500 Jacksonville, FL 32223 LICENSE NUMBER: C04DU1056 Mandarin NewsLine 886-4919new City Hall was dedicated in 1997. Many of the original architectural details from when it was a department store, like the octagonal glass dome in the center of the building and the men holding the domed ceiling up (recreated in foam) were retained. Overall there is a beautiful art deco feel to the building, especially in the railings surrounding the center courtyard and the elevator doors. Upon entering the City Council Chamber, the students were rst introduced to Judge Gary Flowers, who took the time to tell them what being a judge was like. City Councilman Matt Schellenberg then described his job as a councilman. Each student took a turn sitting in a councilmans seat, where they voted themselves present with the electronic voting board and responded yeah or nay to several questions Councilman Schellenberg posed. Next the students were taken up to Mayor Browns of ce, but unfortunately he was not available; however, the students got to sit in the mayors conference room and see where he holds his press conferences. On the bus ride back to school, Assistant Principal Johnnie Miller quizzed the students on many of the details they were told about City Hall. Most students did very well on that quiz. Miller told the students he was going to quiz them again in one week and the student who got the most answers right then would receive a prize. The winning student was McKenna Geoghagan, a third grader and as a prize, she received a chicken nugget value meal from McDonalds. Four other students tied for second place and they all received a $5 Brusters gift card. This was the rst time the Loretto Student Council has ever taken a eld trip to City Hall and it was a fantastic experience. Lisska is eager to take students on the tour and tell them all about Jacksonvilles history. If you would like to take students on a tour, contact your city councilman or Lisska at the JHS at 665-0064.Continued from page 1Loretto Student Council
www.MandarinNewsLine.com May 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Summer Camp & Activities Guide Dr. William H. Edeneld Diplomate, ABMPP Over 40 Years Experience in: www.PsychologistInJacksonville.com Mark Thorsons Football Camp at Bishop Kenny High SchoolBoys Grades 5-7 June 16-20 8:00-11:00 $120 Boys Grades 8 & 9 June 23-27 8:00-11:00 $120 Boys Grades 2-4 June 30-July 2 8:00-11:00 $75 Go to www.Bishopkenny.org for camp form eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) Y is year we are pleased to oer a Mens Only Ballet Class! is class will be taught by AODs newest teacher Mr. Devon Chanceric. For all the wonderful information and experience Mr. Chanceric will be bringing to AOD, please go to the Our Sta page of our website! JACKSONVILLE ALL Sports and Activity Camp June 2nd August 15th THE FIRST COAST SKATING ACADEMYT H E F I R S T C O A S T S K A T I N G A C A D E M Y The Best of the Best JAXICEANDSPORTSPLEX.COM904.399.3223 As we all know, the end of the school year is quickly approaching. Every year, to honor the students in the Mustang Band, a banquet is put on. The banquet consists of food, awards, fundraising, memories and fun times. Each student will receive his or her envelope with all the awards and achievements from the year. Students work diligently to gain many awards such as superiors at district and state solo and ensemble or participating in an honor band. At the banquet there is also a silent auction to help raise money for the band program. Donations are sent in from many supportive businesses in our community. Each section of students were also asked to take time to create their own themed basket to auction o with their own donations such as a Snack Shack basket, Cat Lovers basket, Dog Lovers basket, Dinner and a Movie basket and many others. If it were not already crazy enough, the band historians have the job to collect pictures from the whole year and create a presentation containing the many memories and adventures the band went through together. The banquet is also accom-Mandarin High Mustang Band looks forward to banquetBy Contributing Writers Brooke Sapolsky and Levana Osherpanied by a little party at the end where everyone can celebrate the great Mustang band 2013/2014 year. With the end comes preparation for next year, including the announcement of the newly appointed leaders for the next school year. Coming up this month will be auditions for both percussion and guard. These groups are both hoping to be bigger and better than ever. To audition for guard, you will need to go to the upcoming camps (dates posted on mandarinband.com). No experience is needed, just a lot of determination! To be a member of Mandarins superior drumline, attend the percussion camps! Mandarin has the best drum line and its members are always excited to teach new musicians the upbeat cadences they love to play. If you want to be a part of the close band family and get the Mandarin Mustangs ready for game day, you should join the mighty Mustang Marching Band, whether through band, guard, or percussion! We also invite you to join us for our Prism concert on May 9. Prism is a fun- lled concert where groups of musicians prepare and perform pieces of music from all genres. From Frozen to Rocky to self-composed music, the Mandarin Band will have it all! Tickets will be $5 at the door if the Mandarin High School auditorium for all to attend. Lunar PhasesNew: April 29First Quarter: May 7Full: May 14 Last Quarter: May 21 Mandarin NewsLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage! Tell our advertisers you saw them inMandarinNewsLine Support our fine Advertisers!
Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine May 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide St. Johns Learning Intensive Fluency ProgramReading Should Make Kids Smile 1629 Race Track Rd., St. Johns, FL 32259 FastForWord Earobics Ultimate Phonics Wilson Reading Program Lindamood-Bell LiPS Strategies Great Leaps Individualized to students level Non-ction texts Handwriting/Spelling Assistance Summer Sessions -Auditory Processing -Dyslexia -Language Processing 3 hours per day 4 days per week 4 weeks per session Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonalds904-945-6420 Frozen eme Dance Camp Ages 5-8, June 16-20 Dance/Cra Camp: Ages 9-12, June 23-27 Broadway Bound Camp with Broadway Dancer, Lisa Clarson: July 15-19, Ages 8-11 Broadway Bound Camp with Broadway Dancer, Lisa Clarson: July 21-25, Ages 12 and Up Preschool Camp: Ballet/Tap ComboMonday, Wednesday and Fridays for two weeks beginning Monday, June 16th from 3:30-4:30. (6 sessions). RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! 904-262-2217 www.artofdancejax.com Six Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 101 recently received the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, at a special ceremony held on March 10 at Christs Church Academy. Alex Harm, Joe Jackson, Alan Painter, Ethan Roussin, Jon Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades six through eight at St. Joseph Catholic School. The purpose of the program is to encourage students to read quality books and have fun while competing with peers. Students form teams and earn points by answering questions about the books on the book list. They play several rounds competing against other Local Cub Scouts receive Arrow of LightBy Contributing Writer Melissa SalekSt. Joseph holds Battle of the BooksBy Contributing Writer Anne Clement, Media Specialist, St. Joseph Catholic Schoolteams, and the team with the highest point total wins. St. Joseph Catholic School had 21 students in four teams practicing weekly starting in January to compete in the School Battle on March 13. The winning school team was C3xJ2, consisting of sixth graders Caroline Peck, Colleen Mackin, Carolina Macchi, Jennie Khong and Julianne Owen. The St. Joseph Battle of the Books team competed in the Diocesan Battle of the Books held on March 20, 2014, at the Cody Enrichment Center at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Our team competed against 12 other schools and nished in fourth place.Alex Harm, Joe Jackson, Alan Painter, Ethan Roussin, Jon Salek, Den Leader Lewis Roussin and Parker Weaver at the Arrow of Light ceremony. Photo by Louise Roussin.Salek and Parker Weaver were honored in a short program that featured a candle-lighting ceremony, a slide show with highlights from their Cub Scout journey and the presentation of a wooden arrow with beads representing each scouts achievements as a Cub Scout. My favorite memory of being a Cub Scout is all the camping trips we had, said Harm, age 11. We always had fun with archery and BB guns and also played games. To earn the Arrow of Light Award, each Cub Scout must earn eight activity badges, including Citizen, Fitness, Readyman and Outdoorsman. In addition, the scouts complete tasks designed to prepare them to become Boy Scouts. The Arrow of Light Award is the only Cub Scout badge that can be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. Two Super Achievers scouts, Weaver and Roussin, exceeded the Arrow of Light requirements by earning every activity badge available for Webelos, for a total of 20 badges. It was my pleasure to watch these young men grow over the years and achieve their goals, said Lewis Roussin, Den Leader for the past three years. What stands out about this group of boys is that they stuck together and made sure everyone succeeded as a group. These six Webelos o cially became Boy Scouts at a Crossover ceremony held on March 24. After crossing a rope bridge, the newly minted Boy Scouts received their new neckerchiefs and slides and started their new journey towards Eagle. Boy Scout Troop 101 and Cub Scout Pack 101 are chartered to Christs Church and meet on Monday evenings at CCA. For more information about Cub Scouting or Pack 101, please contact the cubmaster at email@example.com or visit the website at pack101. com. For information about Boy Scouting or Troop 101, contact the scoutmaster at trp101sm@ gmail.com. Want your schools Good News to appear in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know what is happening in your school or classroom and well share it with your neighbors in Mandarin!Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgDeadline is the 10th of each month!
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Page 18, Mandarin NewsLine May 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Summer Camp & Activities Guide 11363 San Jose Blvd/Bldg. 200 Jax FL 32223 Northeast Florida CONSERVATORY~ Richard A.Dickson, President/Executive Director Faculty: JSO Members and College Music Professors Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran SchoolLove to Learn. Learn to Love. Preschool 7th Grade21st Century, Faith-Immersed EducationFree VPK Step-Up Scholarships McKay Scholarships Summer School Summer Slide Program Summer Learning Camp Preschool Summer Camp Accredited by AdvancEd (SACS CASI)Two Locations Southside and Mandarin904-641-3393 10950 San Jose Blvd. HIGHER GRADESand develop A LOVE OF MATH. Maxine Bergman was reading a magazine when she got inspired. One city had a bus that took people to charitable eventsan idea that Bergman loved, but wasnt a reality in Jacksonville yet. But that spark of interested grew into Good on the Go, a nonpro t organization that aims to give young people a chance to volunteer and do good in their communities. Our goal is for kids to go places and do good, Bergman says. And so far, they have. Through Good on the Go, middle school children have been able to participate in a number of community and charitable projects. Activities have included cleaning up beaches and parks, volunteering at food banks, painting faces at a music festival and visiting the siblings of sick children at Ronald McDonald House. The siblings are the ones that are forgotten about a lot of the time, Bergman explains. Everyone thinks about the sick kids, but not many think about the siblings. Since January, kids involved with Good on the Go have already logged over 300 service hours. There are already plans for the kids to volunteer at a fundraiser for Duval County Public Schools in May at Metropolitan Park. The ultimate goal of Good on the Go is to purchase a party bus to take the kids around the city to volunteer. A party bus is important because everyone faces each other, says Bergman. Kids are always plugged in and texting these days. This gives them the chance to actually engage in conversation and engage them in fun, social-building activi-Bus will enable Good on the Go to do moreBy Cassy Fianoties during the ride. And while children will use the bus on the weekends, it will also be available adults to use. If, say, Merrill Lynch requires their employees to complete so many hours of volunteer service, they could arrange an opportunity and use the bus to take the employees there, she shares. Bergman also feels its important to give middleschool age kids the chance to volunteer. Theyre like the lost age, she says. But theyre really good kids. They want to do good things, but a lot of the time theyre told theyre too young to participate. Many high schools also require students to complete community service hours as a requirement for graduation. Bergman explains, Getting them to begin volunteering before its a requirement helps to instill a passion for community involvement. And when theyre older and still doing good in their community, theyll look back to when they were in middle school and the fun they had with Good on the Go. So far, Good on the Go has raised enough money to apply for their 501(c)(3) designation. They still need about $100,000 for the party bus. But until then, Good on the Go will still be active in the community, with big-hearted middleschoolers who want to make a di erence. To learn more information about Good on the Go, like signing up your child to volunteer, for a service request or to donate, visit their website at www.jaxgoodonthego.com.Old Post O ce and the General Store. The planning included contacting artists who had previously participated in the event and reaching out into the community for new artists and nally reviewing all those people to choose the very best for event. Some of the artists are locals, while others travel hundreds of miles before they arrive in Mandarin. The community really stepped up this year, added Cuda. They have always been supportive, but people were very generous with their donations this year. Those who plan the art show will meet again two weeks after the event for a recap and to begin planning next years show. Continued from page 1Mandarin Art Festival Community members enjoyed wandering around the Mandarin Art Festival. Businessnot as bigas it used to be?Call for a free consultation & well work at increasing your business!Mandarin NewsLine886-4919
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The doctor asks several questions about your symptoms and determines that you have a heart condition. You are given a prescription for a medication and sent home. No tests have been done, not an ECG or an MRI and no x-rays are taken. How does the doctor know what is causing your symptoms? Would you be comfortable taking the medication? Are you con dent that your condition has been diagnosed correctly? The answer is likely No! and you would probably seek additional treatment. Interestingly this scenario occurs in mental health practices every day. The mental health profession is the only one that rarely looks at the organ they are treating. People with depression, anxiety, ADHD and countless other disorders are treated with prescription medications without having an opportunity to actually see the physiological source of their problem. There is one method that is changing the way mental health disorders are recognized and, ultimately, how they are treated. Brain mapping, also known as a qEEG (quantitative electroencephalograph), is a procedure As the 2013-2014 school year nears the end at Mandarin High, it means summer days are on their waybut before students get to have fun in the sun, many of them must take their AP and AICE exams. These exams arent ones that go towards the students nal grades. Instead, they determine what college credits students can receive and for the AICE students they must Have you heard of brain mapping?By Contributing Writer Dr. Ann Grenadier, Ph.D., LMHC, BCN, BCB, Biofeedback Associates of Northeast Florida Inc.that provides an exact picture of the electrical activity in the brain. It allows the practitioner to observe which areas of the brain are fully engaged and processing e ciently and which areas are under-performing. This information is critical in determining what is at the root of a persons symptoms. It helps de ne and treat the experiences they are having every time they feel sad, stressed or even outof-control. The qEEG has received FDA approval as a diagnostic tool and is currently being used worldwide to objectively identify variations in brain functioning. Understanding these variations is paramount in determining which neurological disorders exist when a person is reporting symptoms of common conditions such as autism, depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, PTSD and so on. Brain mapping is not limited to its use as a diagnostic tool. When the ndings are applied to treatment, a person has the option of learning to selfregulate their condition with the use of neurofeedback therapy. The results can be permanent, making conditions like depression and ADHD treatablewithout the use of medications and their frightening side e ects. For additional information, please contact banf_ag@yahoo. com.MHS students prep for AP and AICE examsBy Zoe Smolios, MHS Studentpass six of the AICE exams in order to get their AICE diploma when they graduate. Sophomore Gracia JeanPhilippe, who is preparing for AP exams, said, In class we are reviewing over all the chapters and at home I have an AP book where it has explanations and vocabulary words and practice tests. Also it has a schedule for me to follow to study before the exam date. Sophomore Jakob Brooks, who will be taking six AICE exams this year said that he is preparing by making sure he get a lot of sleep these last few weeks so that he can put full attention into his schoolwork and he also plans on studying a little each day. Good luck to all Mustangs as they nish out the school year!Be sure to tell our advertisers you saw their ad in Mandarin NewsLines Summer Camp and Activities Guide!
Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine May 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Time to spend together is every familys most precious resource. Let AAA Travel and Royal Caribbean International make the most of every minute, with enriching activities for all ages and a range of exciting destinations. Join us for this special Member Event and learn all about the exciting family vacations available with Royal Caribbean International. Special Member EventAAA Jacksonville Light Refreshments Family Vac ations EXPECT SOMETHING MORETMTRAVEL BR84-0003DISCOVER. UNCOVER. EXPLORE WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL. 4521 Sunbeam Rd Would you like to save money and get a $50 Savings Bond if not 100% satised? Wo W LOOK! NOW!10% OFF on A/C Repairs over $300. Max $50 Full Service from A-Z Old Classics, too (Foreign and Domestic) & Fine Vehicles Specializing in AC-Electrical and Wire Problems, Alternators & StartersCelebrating our 37th year River Garden installed new board leadership during the annual meeting of River Garden Senior Services and the 68th Anniversary Day celebration of River Garden Hebrew Home. Following three years as board president of the River Garden Hebrew Home, Mark Lodinger passed the baton to incoming board president, Marsha Pollock. Lodinger has served on the River Garden Home board since 1991, including serving as vice I am loving this spring weather! Its ok that Ive already been running my AC while family up north is still thawing out. Weve put in our spring garden, been mowing the lawn again for four weeks and have refreshed the sand in the sandbox. Spring in Florida is a beautiful time of year and were taking advantage of every mosquito-free moment we can! Of course we didnt even think of needing sunscreen the rst gorgeous weekend and we all got a bit too much sun which led to days of peeling and applying aloe and moisturizing and hydrating with water, water, water. I dont burn like my kids do and I often nd myself unsympathetic when their everything hurts. Hubby does, though and so he can relate. He comforts better because he understands more because hes feeling the same pain! This made me stop and think in what other areas am I responding without compassion? The rst area that comes to mind is video games. I am This months movie review belongs to the lm 3 Days to Kill, an action, crime drama for adults and older teens. Paris can be a place of beauty, but also a place of international intrigue. Ethan Renner, portrayed by Kevin Costner, is a CIA agent who tends to leave bodies wherever he goes. However, in an e ort to protect his wife and daughter, Christine and Zoey Renner, played respectively by Connie Nielsen and Hailee Steinfeld, he has estranged himself from them. After nding out he has a terminal illness he determines to re-establish the relationships with those he loves. The CIA gives him his walking papers; nevertheless, they have one last job planned for him, in exchange for an experimental drug that may extend the time he has left. Movie Review3 Days to KillDirected by: McG. Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen and Amber Heard. Review by T.G. StantonGood Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) Vivi Delay, depicted by Amber Heard, is the keeper of the drug and the one directing his missions. In addition to hunting down a dangerous terrorist and his henchmen, Ethan must stay with his daughter while his wife is away, a child who has grown into a teenager while he has been absent from their lives. Ethan has three days to kill and reclaim his family. McG, also known as Joseph McGinty, has directed this lm with lots of action and family drama, plus tongue-in-cheek comedy. Kevin Costner, who has not been in many recent lms, performs admirably in every situation in which he is placed, proving why he is Kevin Costner. Amber Heard is one of the few in the cast who is more identi able and plays her part as the tough, manipulative agent, holding Ethans life in her hands. The rest of the cast may not be as well known in America; however, they performed the parts of dangerous criminals and unsure family very well. Hope is evident in his wifes eyes when he and his daughter reconnect, even though there are some rough patches. The main drawback of the lm is that the primary lming is a bit grainy, in addition to being mainly shot in Paris and those streets get awfully tight for automobile action. Too bad they shot more in the city instead of more scenic areas. The African family that has squatted in Ethans home while he has been gone is de nitely part of the comedic relief and part of his return to humanity. An enjoyable and entertaining escape lm.River Garden celebrates anniversary, installs new board leadership president of the River Garden Admissions board and chair of its Insurance Committee. Pollock has served on the River Garden Home board since 1990, most recently as vice-chair of the Admissions Committee. The annual anniversary day celebration was attended by over 500 guests and included a barbeque, pony rides, train rides, face painting, balloon artistry, games and an open house. Purposeful Parenting: Its spring!By Allie Olsennot a fan. So when my seven year old begs to nish a level before turning o the console, I usually say no. I started thinking, though, would I like my computer to shut down in the middle of writing this column? (No.) Similarly, he likes to nish what he starts. Were still working through the details, but my goal is for him to respect my instructions while I respect his desire to get to a stopping point. As our teens grow older and more independent, my tendency is to give them more space. But as we drift apart, I am less able to relate and they feel less connected to our family. Were no experts on parenting teens, but we are learning the delicate balance of freedom and yet pouring into their lives now more than ever. If our oldest son is truly expected to live like a man in three years, he has a lot of learning to do. Who can teach him to be an awesome adult? The kids he plays ultimate Frisbee with may be able to help with the awesome part, but they have zero experience in the adult eld. So, again, were learning to love being together so we can relate in the good times and tough ones as well. Its tempting to send my 15 year old out to mow the lawn and kick the seven year old o the Wii to go pull weeds while I tackle my list of indoor to-dos. Instead, this spring Im spreading sunscreen on all of us and heading out back together. After all, the family that plays together stays together! Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine! Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919 On a beautiful spring day in March, the Mandarin Womens Club met for their annual Spring Fashion Show and luncheon, which is held at the Ramada Inn on Hartley Road in Mandarin. This has become one of the favorite luncheons of the year for the members, who usually turn out in large numbers to see lovely spring fashions modeled by club members! We have a lot of fun and make new friends at the luncheons held September through May on the fourth Thursday of each month, plus the many activities that are available throughout the year. If you would like to join the fun, call Suelynn at 571-0730 for information on how to join the club.Mandarin Womens Club is fashionable! 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Jewish Community Alliance board members Allison Korman Shelton and David Wolf have been honored with the prestigious Esther Leah Ritz Next Generation JCC Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America. The award identi es future leaders of Jewish community center boards and includes a training program The community is invited to an iParent Conference, Parenting in the Digital Age to be held on Friday, May 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church. Workshops will be o ered by Jacksonville area youth and child professionals and childcare is provided. The keynote speaker is Jonathan McKee, nationally known speaker and author. The cost is $20 per single parent or $35 per couple. To register or for more information, please visit www.mumc.net. Southside United Methodist Churchs United Methodist Women are supporting a Cuban initiative to assist our sister church, Santiago de Las Vegas in Cuba. A fundraiser Cuban dinner is planned for Monday evening, May 5 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in our Family Excitement is building for the third annual Jacksonville Jewish Food Festival. Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple), located at 8727 San Jose Boulevard. This year the Festival features Jewish food from around the world. In addition to the brisket sliders, corned beef, matzah ball soup, pickles, bagels, lox, kugel and macaroons with which you may be familiar, there will be avors and tastes you may have never experienced before. We will expand our usual notion of Jewish food to recognize that we adapted our traditions and cuisine to what was available in those corners of the world where Jews have been dispersed. We live throughout the world and we have adapted our recipes to what was available locally, said Michelle Pargman, Food Festival chair. These adaptations display our similarity with other groups and our uniqueness. This Food Festival JCA leaders honored by association David Wolf Allison Korman Sheltondesigned to enhance the skills needed for them to assume top leadership roles. The training program began at the JCC Association Biennial conference in San Diego, March 28 to April 1. Allison Ali Korman Shelton is vice president of marketing and community relations for Stellar. She graduated from Florida State University and is an active member of the Northeast Florida civic and philanthropic community, serving on many community boards. She has been the JCAs board vice president since 2010 and a board member since 2009. She is married to Jamie Shelton and they have two children, Camp and Ellie. Life Center. Tickets are $15 and are available at the church of ce at 8120 Hendricks Avenue. Please call 396-2676 for reservations. In addition to dinner, there will be door prizes, a silent auction and an entertaining series of situation skits performed by The Vintage Players. All proceeds will be sent to Santiago de Las Vegas Methodist church in Cuba for their needs in support of their members. Join us for Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java on May 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Village Bread Caf in Mandarin. Our monthly Javas have been going strong for seven years. Each month brings regulars, newcomers and many people who are interested in making new friendships. It doesnt matter how long youve lived in Jacksonville, you have an open invitation to join us anytime. Buy your fresh breakfast, a bagel or Danish; the co ee and tea are compliments of Village Bread. Mark your calendars now for the rst Wednesday of every month. For more information about Java and other newcomer programs, please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x206 or shalomjax@jewishjacksonville. org. Shalom Jacksonville is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Weekly, members of the public gather for a conversational examination of their experiences around a particular life issue prevalent in todays society. These co ee and conversation events are held at Lifetree Caf right here in Mandarin. You will meet friendly people and share experiences, opinions and stories about the topic of the week in a small, intimate setting. Youre welcome just as you are; your thoughts are welcome. Take a break and join the experience. Admission and refreshments are free. During May, we will discuss: May 6 and 7: Out of Anger, the battle between out-of-control and self-control; May 13 and 14: To Heaven and Back, exclusive interview with the author of Heaven is for Real; May 20 and 21: Unburdened, letting go of guilt; May 27 and 28: Living a Rich Life, nding meaning and purpose. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone), located at 9000 Cypress Green Drive. Find out more about topics and location from the Mandarin NewsLine or Southside NewsLine online calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Third annual Jewish Food Festival: May 4 By Contributing Writer Andrew Oceangives our Jewish community and our entire Jacksonville community the opportunity to celebrate cultural diversity.David Wolf has been a member of the JCA board since 2009 and has served as treasurer since 2012. He is a child injury attorney, author and advocate and a partner at the law rm Wood, Atter and Wolf, P. A. He is a double Gator, holding nance and law degrees from University of Florida. Wolf is special counsel and legal adviser for the JCA and is active in several community athletic programs. He and his wife Robin have two children, Megan and Matthew. 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Life can be so hectic and stressful rushing from here to there with family and work responsibilities. Personal and health situations can sometimes get overwhelming. We can all use a little outdoor relaxation therapy. Whatever your circumstances, try to take a couple minutes in the morning or evening to sit outside, be still and be quiet. You will be amazed at the many di erent glorious birds you will see and hear. Take in the fresh, new green growth on the trees and shrubs. Even watch the clouds oat past like we all did when we were kids. Try leaving all your cares behind for just a couple minutes each day and enjoy the outdoors in May in Mandarin, Congratulations to the JYSC U11 Boys Elite team, who are Region B Cup Champions! Mandarin Garden Club newsOutdoor relaxation therapyBy Contributing Writer Susan Westermann, Mandarin Garden Club Wouldnt this be a wonderful spot to relax?Florida. The RiverPlace Shopping Center on San Jose Boulevard has outdone itself this spring with the most breathtakingly beautiful owerbeds. In 2013 the RiverPlace Shopping Center was honored with the Mandarin Garden Club Beauti cation Award. This award is presented to a local business or organization whose property re ects an e ort to maintain natural beauty in Mandarin. Boy oh boy the RiverPlace Shopping Center is sure proving they were deserving of the Beauti cation Award last year and they are even better this year! Drive into the parking lot near Michaels, Panera and the other shops. You will be delighted with owerbeds lled with brightly colored roses, perennials, annuals & evergreens. Thank you, RiverPlace Shopping Center for your beautiful e ort to make Mandarin so lovely. The Mandarin Library on Kori Road is hosting three free gardening classes this month. Please call 262-5201 for registration information. Saturday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon: Herb Gardening with Master Gardener Ann Marie Shrader Saturday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.: Growing a Healthy Lawn with Horticultural Extension Agent Terry DelValle Saturday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon: Creating a Wind Tolerant Landscape with Urban Forestry Agent, Larry Figart.In their 15th year, Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. has provided quality physical therapy and sports medicine services to the residents of Mandarin, northern St. Johns County and the surrounding areas. With three locations and a fourth set to open in Ponte Vedra Beach in May, Atlas goal remains the same. We have always made it our priority to be active in the community and look forward to what lies ahead for us in this new location, says founder, Ron Berger, PT, ATC, LAT. Although the folks from Atlas treat conditions and rehab injuries of all natures, from chronic neck and back pain to vestibular and balance impairments, one very basic method resides. Sports medicine has been our passion from the beginning, notes Adam Schoenberg, MPT, ATC, LAT, co-owner. We embrace the sports medicine approach to therapy and utilize it with all of our patients. Simply put: early intervention equals better outcomes. Atlas was founded as a Physical therapy group opens new locationresult of the physical therapy industry moving towards busier clinics and decreased time with patients. They have made it their goal to provide patients with personalized care and be available as a community resource. Once a patient, always a patient, states Schoenberg. We are always available to answer questions and provide the community with a quick, convenient and e ective source for physical therapy and sports medicine services. In addition to services provided in the clinic, Atlas also provides on- eld sports medicine services for local high school, middle school and youth and adult community athletic associations. Licensed athletic trainers from Atlas provide professional, immediate care to those injured on the eld and ensure a speedy assessment and recovery no matter their age or sport. We are extremely excited to be able to o er our services to the Ponte Vedra community, says Ron Berger. Atlas knows how to provide quality care with no excuses just results! JYSC boys win! Mandarins Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community email@example.com Mandarin NewsLine LEGO Club (Grades K-6) Wed., May 23 3:30 pmSouth Mandarin Branch LibraryCome into the library to play with our LEGO bricks and pieces. We supply the LEGO bricks and fun all you need to bring is your imagination.
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If big rains can manage to avoid us early this year, we might even be able to expect a decent shrimping season to accompany our shing. Right now we have a lot to look forward to and we need to make sure we are ready to go when the time comes. Tackle and equipment are necessities when preparing for a shing trip, but nowadays so is paperwork. Here are a few examples of some nal check o s before going to the water this year. First of all, check your shing license to make sure it is current. A Florida Resident Fishing License is required in most circumstances of shing. Dont get caught without one. Fishing licenses can be obtained almost immediately over the internet or by placing a phone call. MYWhen I nished last months article on the Float Plan we werent satis ed wed done enough. This item is very important, easy to do and saves lives. As National Safe Boating Week, May 17 through May 23 approaches, were reinforcing how a Float Plan can make the di erence between being stranded at sea for six hours or 72 hours which is stressful, but it may also make the difference between a happy rescue and a sad recovery which is deadly. The story that we tell in our boating class involves a family who does not return from a day of boating and did not le a Float Plan. Grandma calls the Coast Guard and explains that her family went boating somewhere in the ocean in a big white boat and have not returned. She has no other information to aid in a search and rescue. How does the Coast Guard search for a vessel with Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David LifkaUnited States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateFloat Plan Make it, use it!By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8such a description? How long will it be before the familys capsized boat is located in the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean or else the length of the St. Johns River with its tributaries? Did they go north or south? Or did they simply safely stop for the night at an unplanned destination? Before your trip, take a copy of the form with all the information that doesnt change and add speci cs of your itinerary or trip expectations. Where will you launch from, what direction will you go or what area will you be in? When will you return? If, after launch, your plan changes the area or your length of stay, do communicate that to the contact for your plan. So, potentially the most important action you ever do, may be to ll out your Float Plan. The second most important is that your contact will use it when necessary. Again, Float Plan forms are to be found through our website or in the pamphlet A Boaters Guide to the Federal Requirements for Recreational Boats, available from Auxiliary Vessel Examiners, marinas and marine stores. The website block, Local Boating Info, will open to the Float Plan, including typical questions you may have. Experienced boat operators teach our About Boating Safety course at the Florida Tackle and Gun Club, located at 9010 San Jose Boulevard. Please call Bob at 721-1346 to reserve a place in the May 17 class or check our website at http://SafeBoatingJacksonville.com. FWC.com will provide you with all the information needed. When shing today you also need to make sure that you have the proper license for the species of sh that you happen to be catching. If you are catching saltwater species at our end of the river (which is deemed freshwater from the Main Street Bridge and south), you must have a saltwater license to accompany your freshwater license to keep the sh legally. Combination licenses are the easy answer for shing our area waters and keep you covered when shing other waters throughout the state. Being able to properly identify sh is a must in this day of numerous regulations. If you are not always sure of the species you catch, carry a sh identi cation book or have access to an app that can give you a quick answer. Quantity, size, season and bag limits are all subject to change a couple of times a year. Often these regulations change from region to region or even from one county to the next. Always carry or have access to a current copy of the latest Fishing Regulations with you. One more piece of paperwork needed that everyone may not be aware of is for boat owners. Besides having to have your vessel currently registered, Florida numbers properly displayed with current sticker and have your paper copy of registration present anytime on your boat is on the water, if you were born after January 1, 1988 you must have taken an approved boaters education course and have with you a Boaters Safety Education I.D. This required of any vessel with more than 9.9 horsepower. For any information regarding shing regulations in Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission provides a website to answer all your questions. By visiting MYFWC.com you have instant access to licenses, regulations, sh identi cation, boating rules and more. With paperwork complete and the nal check o s made, now is the time to nally start thinking about shing. Fishing Report: Cat sh at the mouth of creeks in the river. Red sh on docks from Green Cove to downtown. Bream going crazy in the ponds in creeks. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 Keera is a playgroup participant; she plays very well with other dogs at the shelter. Keera has a wonderful personality and gets along with anyone who spends time with her. Give her a chance to shine and she will show you her bright personality. Youre Invited!Mexican FiestaSat., May 3 1:00 PM 2:30 PM South Mandarin Branch Library e program is for all ages. Join us for stories, cra s and refreshments. Please call 288-6385 for more information. need customers?886-4919
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Grass verges have been awash with the blooms of blue-eyed grasses ( Sisyrinchium angustifolium ) and many center divides were vibrant with the pink Phlox drummondii courtesy of the FDOTs wild ower Gardening: Spring beautiesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASprogram. Pale pink azaleas ( Rhododendrum canescens ), the delicate white owers of fringe trees ( Chionanthus virginicus ) and sturdy little pawpaws ( Asimina sp .) dotted the woodland edges. And the ubiquitous Coreopsis are back, brightening ditch-sides with their cheery yellow owers. Since March, Coreopsis auriculata Nana, a cultivar of the wild mouse-eared coreopsis, has been blooming in my neighbors yard. It forms a slowly spreading groundcover, above which rise golden yellow daisy-type owers, six to eight inches high. It is happy in shifting shade and supplemental watering is only necessary to get it established. It is very reliable and easily propagated by division. As for summer vegetables, dont despair for lack of a suitable space: tomatoes do well in ve-gallon containers, as do eggplant and even okra. Chilies and sweet peppers only need a 12 to 14 inch pot. More expensive, self-watering containers are available and you can nd instructions for DIY versions on the internet. Once you have your perennials and vegetables in place and plans for annuals to keep the color going, why not consider the fall? Catalogs for bulbs, corms and tubers are available and companies often o er discounts on early orders. An internet search will come up with various vendors, but when checking prices, make sure to compare whats o ered; bulb size is the issue and cheaper bulbs are usually smaller. However, if you treat them well, fertilizing when planting and adequately through the growing season, the less expensive choices should perform well and increase. Be aware that bulbs, Narcissus in particular, should not be trimmed of their foliage after owering; the remaining leaves, however untidy, are working to replenish the bulbs so they ower well the following year. If you can plan for winterdormant perennials such as deciduous daylilies to share the bed, then you can enjoy their emerging leaves and anticipate their blooms, instead of dwelling on the fading bulbs. Finally, a shout-out for local wildlife. Please dont kill that snakeif you think its venomous and a threat to your life or your pets, call out the experts. They can con rm what it is and advise you accordingly. Garter snakes, green snakes and legless glass lizards are useful members of our environment. They eat cockroaches and other pests. Larger blacksnakes eat rodents and even other snakes. For advice on identifying and dealing with snakes, this University of Florida guide is invaluable: www. mnh.u edu/herpetology/ -guide/gettingalong.htm. 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Panthers who are in primary grades adopt a class in intermediate grades to provide encouragement and to create a much calmer test environment for taking the big test. This year, Wanda Kearsons rst grade class adopted Michael Beckstroms fth grade class. The week before the FCAT, the rst graders constructed a Can anyone reduce FCAT stress and anxiety?By Contributing Writer Mary J. Eyler, Inclusion Teacher, Crown Point ElementaryWanda Kearson and her rst grade class with Jackson, Crown Point Panther mascot.Good Luck Poster and delivered it to the fth graders. Each day of testing, the fth graders received small snacks, such as a bubble gum blow pop, to say Blow that test away! or Starburst candies, with notes that said star students or Smarties candies inside Smartie Pants designed by the rst graders and much more. The last day of the test, the fth graders received gold sh crackers and notes that said, You are O shally done testing! FCAT Buddies system help those who are overwhelmed stay focused on the test and it de nitely provides a much calmer test-taking environment!Friends Shine on Erin in March to Get Screened run/walkBy Karl KennellScreened took on special signi cance for the Mandarin community, as over 100 friends and neighbors from Mandarin gathered to walk as Team Shine on Erin in memory of Erin Hagerty Willey. On February 15, she lost her brave year-long battle with colon cancer; she was only 49 years old. Just a couple of weeks after Willeys passing, the March to Get Screened race/walk was to occur. The idea to form a team and participate in memory of Willey began to grow. The word about the walk started to spread and really got around soon after Willeys funeral. In a short time, friends and family were able to spread the word and created a team to walk in memory and celebration of her: Team Shine on Erin. Team shirts were made up in pink, Willeys favorite color. Willey was a Jacksonville native who had moved away in her childhood only to return in high school. She graduated from Fletcher High School in 1982. She moved to the Mandarin area in 1989 where she has lived since with her husband, Larry Willey and their two sons, Evan and Nick. She taught preschool at the Sharing Tree for several years before moving to her more recent position with QBE. Willey was full of life and touched many people. She always had people smiling and laughing and she made friends wherever she went. She was a ray of sunshine, always. Borland Groover Clinics March to Get Screened 5K walk/ race is an important annual event in Jacksonville. It brings together many groups like the Shine on Erin team and is a positive way to spread the word. There are awards for the top rst, second and third place winners given in all categories of mens, womens and childrens. After the run/walk there was a party with food and drinks provided by Lynchs Irish Pub and live music provided by Darren Corlew. Yet through all the fun was lingering sorrow of the loss of Erin Hagerty Willeyand the realization that early screenings for colon cancer are the best defense and protection against this deadly disease. Willey touched many peoples lives. To her friends and family the annual March to Get Screened will be their way to celebrate her memory and make it Shine on Forever. Mothers Day is Sunday, May 11 Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919
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