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Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the Council Members Desk Page 5 The Sheriff Reports News from FL House Page 6 Political Commentary Page 7 School District Journal Page 8 Library news Page 10 Eagle Scouts Mandarin Womens ClubPage 11 American Heritage Girls River City WomenPage 13 SJCS service dog Page 14 Buy a Brick Page 15 MHS Band Page 17 Faith News Page 20 Camp Florida Friendly Page 21 Local gymnast Captain Davids FishingPage 23 Gardening Coast Guard Auxiliary 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 9 June 2014Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 On Saturday, April 11, Crown Point Elementary School was a busy place and as always, an exciting place to be! One hundred and twenty-seven third, fourth and fth graders spent most of the day participating in standards-based science activities. The students were provided opportunities to stretch their imagination and experience concrete and meaningful science experiments. All participants received a uniquely designed t-shirt, attended science sessions, a scienti c Big Show and a luncheon. The presenters were teachers and sta who gave up their Saturday with the hope of instilling a lifelong love for science. Super Science Saturday was a blast!Super Science Saturday celebrated recently at Crown Point By Contributing Writer Mary J. Eyler, Inclusion Teacher, Crown Point Elementary MAA develops an early love for baseballBy Contributing Writer Melissa SalekThe love of baseball starts very young. At Mandarin Athletic Associations (MAAs) Minor T-Ball eld, one child swings his bat and twirls in a circle. Another little girl smiles up at her dad as she hits the ball o the tee, but then forgets to run to base. Another is gently reminded to throw the ball to rst base after he successfully elds a ball. On all faces, however, is the joy of being outside and playing ball. MAAs Minor T-Ball teams introduce children ages four and ve to the game of baseball, players like four-year-old rst time baller Mills Weinstein. I like playing catcher, said Weinstein, a member of the Red Socks. I get to wear a cool helmet and uniform. Megan Weinstein chose to start her son at MAA after talking to some of the coaches and has seen a lot of growth in her son. Mills is shy, Weinstein said. Baseball has helped him come out of his shell. He loves it. Initially there were a lot of new things for Mills, but as he gets better, hes also getting more con dent. Like many of the participants at MAA, Weinstein has found baseball to be a family activity. She serves as team mom, her husband is an assistant coach and her extended The Mandarin High School Mustangs have a new baseball coach with decades of experience in John Farrell. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Farrell played baseball at Sandalwood High School for three years. After graduating, he continued playing baseball in college, rst for Florida State Community College and then for the University of Miami. His big break came in 1991, when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, which enabled him to spend six years playing baseball in the minor leagues. I traveled all over the eastern seaboard, playing for Meet the new MHS baseball coach By Cassy Fianoteams in small towns, even here in Jacksonville, Farrell recalled. It was a lot of fun, but I also got a lot of experience out of it, a lot of great life experiences. Farrell had been signed to the New York Mets when he was released from the team during spring training. He moved back home to Jacksonville and baseball seemed to be rmly in the past. I was working a lot of odd jobs here and there, but then I started coaching a little league baseball team, he said. I really enjoyed it and realized that I needed to be doing more. So Farrell decided it was time to go back to school. He enrolled in the University of North Florida, where he earned his degree in physical education. He started coaching baseball at Wolfson High School in 2002, working there as a coach until 2008, when personal and family issues brought him away from Students stretch their imagination!Minor T-ball for youngstersMHS Mustang baseball team. MAA baseball cont. on pg. 4 www.mandarinnewsline.com i Online Calendar i i Classied Ads i i Full Issues i i Archived Issues i To advertise, call (904) 886-4919 MHS baseball coach cont. on pg. 18
Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine June 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Mandarin Museum and Historical Societys Third Thursday Lecture on June 19 is one you will not want to miss. In keeping with the yearlong Maple Leaf 150th anniversary, Dr. Keith Holland will be giving a special presentation to the public. The Historical Society partners with the Mandarin Community Club to present the quarterly lectures as an opportunity to learn about the historical events of the area. Dr. Holland is the man responsible for nding the Maple Leaf wreckage under ve feet of mud in the St. Johns River in 1983. He then spent 10 years developing the St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions Inc., obtaining legal rights to salvage the shipwreck, recovering and preserving over 3000 artifacts which were then given to State of Florida. His presentation is sure to inform you, but also inspire you as you learn about why this shipwreck has so much local and national signi cance. Interesting facts about the Maple Leaf: This shipwreck site, located in the waters of the St. Johns River at Mandarin Point, is the only National Historic Landmark in Duval County! Edwin Bearss, a former chief historian of the National Park Service, stated that the Maple Leaf site is the most important repository of Civil War artifacts ever found and will probably remain so. At 3:59 a.m. on April 1, 1864 the Maple Leaf struck a Confederate torpedo just Third Thursday Lecture: The Signi cance of the Union Steamship Maple Leafunder the water. Confederates in Clay County, led by Captain E. Pliny Bryan and Clay County Sheri /CSA Lt. Joshua OHern, had placed 12 torpedoes in the river at the narrowest point between Mandarin and what is now Orange Park. The explosion instantly killed four men. All four were hired by the Union as crewmen and they were all freed black men. No soldiers were killed. The ship contained the baggage and equipment of three Union regiments, two from New York and one from Indiana. This was the treasure that was found and is now on display at Mandarin Museum a cultural treasure. A brand new exhibit featuring over 100 Civil War artifacts will be at the museum, located at 11964 Mandarin Road, until the end of December. The artifacts being displayed are on loan from the Florida Division of Historical Resources and represent United States Government-issued items, personal items and items taken from deserted plantation homes in South Carolina. The exhibit offers a window into a time long ago that was extremely critical in United States history. The only authoritative book written about the ship, her missions and the e orts to recover her cargo, Maple Leaf An Extraordinary American Civil War Shipwreck, has been reprinted as the 150th anniversary Edition by Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. This book has been out of print for about 20 years. It will be available for purchase at the lecture and at the Mandarin Museum. Mark your calendars: June 19, Mandarin Community Club, 12247 Mandarin Road. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00 p.m. The program is free but donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information, please visit mandarinmuseum. net and mandarincommunityclub.org.
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Sores that do not heal 3. Weight loss 4. Loss of appetite 5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening 6. Oensive odor 7. Diculty eating or swallowing 8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina 9. Persistent lameness or stiness 10. Diculty breathing, urinating, or defecatingWhat are the 10 Most Common Signs of Cancer in Small Animals? Where Compassion Meets Innovation! SEVOMED.comWe Get Cancer Too! Creative lms from around the globe will be showcased at the International Lifetree Film Fest, a Red Carpet event on June 20, 2014. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m. Arrive early for light refreshments and pictures. The overarching theme of the festivals short lms is people who are doing life or doing good. The Lifetree Film Fest will be hosted at Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Harley Road. The general public is invited senior center membership is not required. The ticket cost is $10 and is all inclusive. According to festival planners, audience members will have an opportunity to choose their favorite lm of the evening. A selection of hors doeuvres provided by select restaurants throughout Mandarin will be served during intermission. A dessert reception will follow. The event is sponsored by Lifetree Cafa place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Lifetree Caf is hosted weekly at Mandarin Senior Center on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Films that will be featured at the Lifetree Film Fest include: And What Remains (Directed by Marc Havener). A universal story of regret, of reconciliation and of hope, And What Remains explores the complexity of a fathers relationship with his son. Born for the Stage (Directed by Matt Ehling). Documents the e orts of a Minnesota organization to produce the play Hairspray. It highlights The Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber hosts monthly networking events. Their next lunch meeting is on Thursday, June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bucca di Beppo at the Avenues Mall. The next breakfast meeting will take place at the Red Elephant Grill and Pizza on Thursday, June 26 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Junes breakfast guest speaker is William Spangler, from the United States Postal Service, who will be speaking on How the Post O ce can help small businesses. Learn more about the International lms featured at local lm festivalthe unexpected pressures, acclaim, and attention that the actors, their families, and the organization experience. Cameo appearances in the lm include John Waters and Marc Shaiman. En Route (Directed by Colin Levy). Follows the life and career of an airline pilot fated to die in a terrible crash. In reverse chronological order, we trace the events and in uences that shape his life and de ne his career until a pivotal moment in his childhood that changes the trajectory of his future. Saving Valentina (Directed by Eli Noyes). Filmed by his wife from the bow of their small boat in the Sea of Cortez, Michael Fishbach narrates their accidental encounter with a humpback whale entangled in a gill net and about to die. Breaking Through: Memories of the Tuskegee Airmen (Directed by Matt Morgan). Surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen re ect on their lives, their experiences during World War II, and their return home. The Last Race (Directed by Jeremy Cumpston). An intensely emotional half hour race-against-time drama that follows a group of people all facing their own death or the certain, imminent death of their nearest and dearest. Questions about the Lifetree Film Fest may be directed to David Wunder at 262-7309 or DWunder@coj.net or George Treiber at 731-0731 or gtreiber. email@example.com. Mandarin Council and RSVP for these events at www.mandarincouncil.org. We live, work and play in Mandarin! The Italian American Club, established in 1951, is celebrating its 63rd anniversary and still going strong! Our loyal members reach out to the community, helping with charitable events such as Camp I am Special, Camp Promise and Stand Up 2 Cancer. The club is also available for rentals for private parties, weddings, anniversaries and other happy occasions. In addition we host an annual Festa Italiana which welcomes our Mandarin neighbors for Italian hospitality. Come and join uswere the best kept secret in town! For additional information, please visit http:// iacofjacksonville.com. Mandarin South Library has a fantastic assortment of books for our upcoming sale on June 20 and 21. Lots of childrens books, cookbooks and a vast collection of ction and non ction will be available. Remember, $10 buys a grocery bag crammed with great reading! Join us and support your local library. The proceeds from last years sale and some Angel Funds have helped to purchase a popcorn machine for the librarys Childrens Department. Visit Mandarin South Library and see what the Friends group has accomplished during its rst year. Please consider joining the Friends of Mandarin South Library, which meets the second Thursday of each month at 2:15 p.m. inside the library. The Book Club meets at 1:15 p.m. and invites you to come for their lively discussions and stay for the Friends meetings. The Mandarin Chapter of AARP meets the third Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Augustine Landing, located at 10141 Old St. Augustine Road. We are a non-pro t, nonpartisan membership organization, a liated with the national AARP. Our activities and programs are designed to help people age 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. Junes meeting will be held on Friday, June 20 with guest speaker Stacey Van Hoy of the Mandarin Library on Kori Road. She will discuss services at the library. Visitors are welcome! The June general meeting of The All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. There will be an informative program on quilting and Show and Tell of members work. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit www.orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild. 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 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. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mandarin Park (south end of Mandarin Road) next to the tennis courts at park entrance. Beginners are welcome! Just show up unless it rains. The MOMS Club of Jacksonville/Mandarin-SE o ers support for stay at home and part-time working moms living in zip code 32258. With the club you will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Duval County Extension O ce is o ering a gardening program on Wednesday, June 11 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Pablo Creek Regional Library, located at 13295 Beach Boulevard. Terry DelValle, Urban Horticulturist, will be speaking on citrus for Northeast Florida. The program is free to the public. Please call 255-7450 or email beckyd@coj. net to pre-register. The Mandarin Branch Library is the site for 2014 Summer Food Service Program presented by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission from June 10 through August 8 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The program was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals Whats New cont. on pg. 5
Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine June 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Y HEALTHY LIVING CENTER The new Y Healthy Living Center in Mandarin brings expertise from Baptist Health to your neighborhood. A variety of classes, screenings and support groups are oered and you dont have to be a Y member to attend, making everyday health easier. Thats changing health care for good.May Senior Health and Fitness Day, am : pm (free) May Advance care planning, noon (free) June Safe Kids car seat checks, am noon (call for free appt.) June HeartWise -hour consult am pm (call for appt.) June Talk-With-A-Doc about tips for healthy living, noon and pm (free) June Talk-With-A-Doc about summer travel abroad, noon (free) June HeartWise Nutrition 6-8 pm (baptistjax.com/heartwise) To register, please visit baptistjax.com/ymca. Williams Family YMCA San Jose Blvd. .. Introducing a whole new concept in wellness: The Y Healthy Living Center in Mandarin e pt in wellness: Open to the public! Mandarin News: Town Hall meetings are a great way for me to meet the constituents and hear their concerns and last months Town Hall was no exception. Many questions were asked and answered and many issues were brought up and discussed regarding city business. In addition, two representatives of Mayor Browns administration, Chris Hand, the mayors chief of sta and Joey Grieve, the citys treasurer, laid out the administrations strategy going into the pension negotiations. Mike Williams, chief of police and investigation, spoke about public safety in Mandarin, Judge Gary Flowers spoke brie y and o ered to give tours of the new courthouse and I gave a general overview of the happenings in Mandarin and addressed the attendees various concerns. Overall, it was a very productive and informative Town Hall and I sincerely appreciate those who attended, asked questions and provided input. City Hall News: Yogi Berra said it best. Its Florence Nightingales revolutionary impact on infection prevention and the nurses role today will be highlighted at a June event. The Legacy of Nightingale: The Best That We Can Be on June 3 will showcase the art and science of Nightingale. Building upon her legacy, organizers will explore the role of nurses in infection prevention today and what the future holds for health practitioners in preventing and curing infections. Sponsored by The Homeyer Institute for Nursing Research and Education at Baptist Health and The University of North Florida School of Nursing, the event is for nurses and those interested in infection prevention. The program is from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University Center, University of North Florida. The cost, which includes breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., is $25 per person and $12 for students. Continuing education nursing contact hours are available for dj vu all over again. This time last year, Mayor Brown proposed a pension reform proposal which was, in my opinion, put together at the last minute just so he could say he did something. And now, Mayor lets wait until the last minute Brown is once again waiting until budget crunchtime to enter into negotiations with the Pension Board. The mayors own Pension Task Force submitted their recommendations in March, but the administration did not start meeting with the Pension Board until May. Im sure he will agree on something so he can claim that he did something, but I doubt it will be an agreement that will make the citizens proud. It does not end there. Late last year, the citys General Counsel made it known that she would be leaving her position for private practice and in April, she o cially announced her resignation, effective July 1. Mayor lets wait until the last minute Brown, as of today, May 12, still has not named a replacement. Since it takes about ve weeks for legislation appointing a new General Counsel to be introduced, vetted in committee and approved by the City Council, we are left with very little time for a smooth transition that insures continuity and consistency of service. Inevitably, due to the short time frame, institutional knowledge will be lost. In addition, it will take the new General Counsel time to become acclimated to the job. It is a tremendous responsibility to be the lawyer for the citizens, City Council, mayor and the independent authorities and the new General Counsel must develop a rapport with their sta and the administration. There are a lot of moving parts and myriad issues which require time and consideration for the welfare of the city. Delaying this important decision is a ecting morale of the sta and potentially costing the city money as decisions are not being made in a timely manner. Bottom line: Jacksonville deserves better leadership. Please do not hesitate to contact me at 630-1388 or MattS@coj.net.Legacy of Florence Nightingale highlightedthis event. Nightingale, who was born in 1820 and died in 1910, is considered the founder of modern nursing. A pioneer in hospital administration, she established the rst scienti cally-based nursing school in 1860, the Nightingale School of Nursing, at St. Thomas Hospital in London. She was also a celebrated statistician and war hero setting up training for midwives and nurses in workhouse in rmaries. Florence Nightingale inspired and paved the way for nurses, who play an integral role in the prevention and cure of infections, said Diane Raines, Baptist Healths senior vice president and chief nursing o cer. At Baptist Health, we are committed to reducing the spread of infections in the health care industry. To register through Eventbrite, go to eventbrite.com/e/ the-legacy-of-nightingalethe-best-that-we-can-be-tickets-11561024335. family comes most games to cheer on the Red Socks. She has found this season to be very positive. Mills even got his rst kiss here from a little girl on the team, Weinstein shared with a smile on her face. At the end of the game, Mills came running up to his mom with the Team Ball in his hands. I got the Team Ball, he said excitedly, because I played good. He then runs o for what to him may be the most important part of the game, snack timeall part of a very enjoyable day of baseball. MAA is a not-for-pro t youth athletic organization that oversees several sports programs baseball, football/ cheer, and ag football. For more information about MAA baseball, visit the website at www.letsgomaa.org or Facebook at MAA jax. Baseball.Continued from page 1 MAA baseball
www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 5 The Sheriff Reports By Contributing Writer John H. Rutherford, Duval County Sheriff eater Dance Camp Voice ~ Drama ~ Dance ~ Costuming Staging & Performing Afternoon & Evening Classes for Young Children, Teens & Adults Available(Across from Care Spot) Y 287-0033 www.garidental.com 12412 San Jose Blvd, #404Unity ChiropracticFamily Chiropractic Ofce emphasizing womens health ?? ?? NOW OPEN & Accepting NEW Patients! Chiropractor Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm & 3pm-6pm Following are the remarks delivered by Sheri John Rutherford on May 1, 2014, Police Memorial Day. Today we pay tribute to the 60 men who gave their lives in the line of duty. We re ect on the bravery with which they answered the call to serve. These professionals made the supreme sacri ce while protecting the citizens of our community and it is our duty and our honor to ensure they are remembered today and every day. Ours is a crusade to continually demonstrate that our work, every day, is an example of service above self. Through our service we are honoring those who sacri ced. There are few professions beyond our nations rst responders and our service men and women where every day presents mortal danger. To the public we serve, we ask that you continue to respect and honor our dedication and service and join with us in remembering the fallen, as we do here today. The Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is made up of men and women who are dedicated to a calling: protecting Jacksonvilles citizens and making a The 2014 Legislative Session came to a close on May 2 after 60 days of debate and deliberation on an array of issues. There was a total of 230 general bills that were passed this year, along with 26 local bills and six memorialsfewest bills passed this Session in comparison to the last decade. After a bill is passed, the chamber in which the bill originated sends the bill to the Florida Department of State. The Department of State then forwards the bill to the Governors O ce for action. Once a bill is presented to the governor, he has 15 days to take action on the bill. The governor has the option to sign the bill into law, veto the bill or a line in the budget or do nothing and the bill becomes law without the governors signature. Along with ful lling my duties as chairman of Justice Appropriations and assisting in D L F Drews Law Firm(904) 367-8700 www.DREWSLAW.NET4455 Baymeadows Road Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32217 New Location Michael S. Drews Board Certied in Business Litigation di erence in the ght against crime. Despite the danger, they serve and protect the public every day, as they are sworn to do. They should know that a grateful city thanks them. As your Sheri I proudly thank you all. As surviving co-workers, we must perform our daily tasks ever vigilant and concerned for our own safety and that of our brothers and sisters. The collective legacy of the fallen serves as a reminder to the living. To the leaders and the members of all the federal, state and local agencies that are here with us today, we thank you for your service to this city and this region. You are brothers and sisters and we are proud to serve with you. On this important day of re ection and remembrance, I pray that souls of our departed heroes rest in peace. These of cers fought the good ght, nished their course and kept the faith. They are gone, but never will they be forgotten. We keep the faith and we keep the calling alive. From the Florida HouseBy Contributing Writer Representative Charles McBurney, State Representative, District 16the budget process, I sponsored legislation that will improve not only Duval County, but all other parts of the Sunshine State. Some of my sponsored legislation that passed includes: a bill expanding ne arts education in public schools, a bill creating Family Trusts in Florida, a public records exemption bill for Family Trusts, a bill to help crack down on criminals who cross county lines to commit burglaries, a bill adding three additional judges to certain district courts of appeal, a bill that changes provisions in executive clemency and a bill that would allow, as a pilot project, public defenders and regional con ict counsel to cross jurisdictional lines in the con ict case to save Florida money. I look forward to seeing this bills head to Governor Scott and him signing them into law. Along with these bills and other sponsored by my col-when school is not in session. Free lunch meals are provided to all children 18 years old and under regardless of race, religion, color, sex, age, disability or national origin. For more information, please contact Lavetta McCoy, JCC Nutrition Service Manager at 630-6430. If you have an interest in gardening and serving your community, this class may be for you. Master Gardeners receive in-depth training in horticulture and in exchange agree to give 75 hours of volunteer service helping their local county extension o ce. The training will include topics such as basic plant science, entomology, plant pathology, nematology, vegetable gardening, fruit culture, woody ornamentals, lawn management, plant propagation, Florida Friendly Landscaping and more. Classes are on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 30 through October 1. Most classes are at the Duval County Extension Of ce except two that will be held in Nassau County. You must live in Duval County to apply. Contact the Duval County Extension O ce at 255-7450 or email email@example.com to request an application packet. The deadline to apply is June 20.leagues, there were also several items in this years budget that will help fund programs and projects in Jacksonville. Some of these budget items include funding for: FSCJ Adults with Disabilities programs, the College Reach Out Program, University of Florida Autism Program in Jacksonville, Children of Inmates Programs, PACE Center for Girls, CINS/FINS, Operation New Hope, Ready4Work, the St. Johns River, the Jacksonville Alternative Water Supply project, St. Johns River Study by Jacksonville University, the Jacksonville Chambers Womens Business Center and many other bene cial projects around the First Coast.It was a great honor to serve the Mandarin area as your Representative. If you have any questions regarding any bills or legislative matter, please email me at Charles.McBurney@ my oridahouse.gov or you can call my Jacksonville o ce at 359-6090. 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Having a brand would also help us make di cult decisions about investing in our city and its people. A successful brand would bene t everybody. Some people have legitimate concerns about focusing on a brand. Theyre worried that if we focus on a single brand, well lose the distinctiveness of our communities (e.g., Mandarin). Those people are right to be concerned because disregarding our distinctiveness would be a tragic mistake; however, coming up with a unifying identity doesnt mean abandoning who we are. It simply requires us to recognize and promote our common characteristics. Acknowledging the necessity of a brand is important, but thats only the rst step. The next step discovering the right brand is critical and will be challenging. Fortunately, recent events provide some clues about the brand that would t us best. In April, One Spark brought together more than a quarter of a million people who were excited about the entrepreneurs and artists taking over downtown to showcase their stu (Just FYI, 64 percent of those people had college degrees and 47 percent reported annual incomes of more than $65,000.) During One Spark, One Spark added to that energy by announcing that its international headquarters would be located in downtown We are Where Florida Begins on the First Coast, in the Bold New City of the South. That pretty much sums up Jacksonvilles branding since 1968, when the City of Jacksonville and Duval County united into a single government. Some used to say Jacksonville was the largest city in South Georgia; that has disappeared. For decades we were the city WJXT Channel 4 News labeled with The Smell of Money, referring to the previous aromas which wafted from now-tamed paper mills. Still, today, given the right conditions, much of the citys core can enjoy the tantalizing scents coming from roasting co ee beans at the downtown Maxwell House plant. And, dont forget Big Jim, the former shipyard air horn which at various times has bellowed the call to work, call to lunch and end of workday signals at the shipyards downtown. Big Jim was as much a part of Jacksonvilles brand as anything else for decades. Those in the marketing business tell us branding is critical for the management of success of a product or organization. Weve been branding Jacksonville since the rst day of consolidated government in 1968.Political CommentaryWho are we, Jacksonville?By David MiltonJacksonville. The excitement generated by those entrepreneurs and artists wasnt limited to that week in April. Before One Spark 2014, several new tech-based businesses had sprouted and were succeeding. Since the end of One Spark 2014, one of One Sparks founders and one of One Sparks primary funders were up in New York to promote One Spark (and, by association, our city). National news organizations picked up on the buzz; in fact, a recent CNN article applauded our e orts to establish Jacksonville as a start-up hub. In addition to One Spark, our city has lots of other qualities that suggest our citys friendliness toward entrepreneurs. For example, Jacksonville already has great businesses headquartered here. Our people are smart and hard-working. Some great leaders live here, with more great leaders in the pipeline. Not many cities can claim those qualities. Unfortunately, those qualities even when combined with great events like One Spark do not lead automatically to the promotion of our identity. You and I must get involved with local organizations showcasing our citys strengths. And we must join other voters to support candidates who recognize and want to promote Jacksonvilles status as an entrepreneurfriendly city. It wont be easy but this is our city. And, to quote the Lorax, Unless somebody like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not. 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. If you have any thoughts or other comments to share, please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.Political CommentaryJacksonville is, simply, goodBy J. Bruce RichardsonJacksonville made its bones in the late 19th Century as a Florida resort city, attracting the likes of Henry Flagler, who went on to invent the modern east coast of Florida. Thanks to railroads and waterways, we grew into an important city and by the time between the 20th Century world wars, we became a vibrant shipbuilding center and industrial city. By the end of WWII, we were a convention city, with a half a dozen prominent downtown hotels. By the 1960s and 70s, the downward slide began and it took a while for Jacksonville to reinvent itself. But, in the last 25 years, Jacksonville has reinvented itself into what it does best simply being Jacksonville, complete with NFL and college football, major golf and tennis tournaments, desirable beaches and, the citys gem, the St. Johns River. Visit Jacksonville does a more than adequate job of promoting tourism in Jacksonville. There are good reasons to visit and move to Jacksonville. Were not the banking and insurance city we were three decades ago, but most of that has been replaced with a variety of other clean industries. We are a headquarters city for more than one major company and other companies follow as part of the corporate eco-system. Until the last 30 years, just about everyone in Florida was from somewhere else, all transplants. Now, Floridas population is more and more made up of Florida natives. Conversations are no longer dominated by well, in ( ll in the blank with a northern city) we did things this way, but are dominated about debates how we do things locally, by locals. Jacksonville has a brand created by free enterprise and local pride. Under good conservative leadership, government has stayed out of the way of growth and liberals and their ilk have not been impediments to progress. We have a brand which simply says, Were good. J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville. Mandarin NewsLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage! The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is one of more than 2000 museums across America and three in Jacksonville that are participating in Blue Star Museums for military personnel and their families this summer. Blue Star Museums is a partnership among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Joining Forces, MetLife Foundation and museums across the country. Museums involved in this program give free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. The Mandarin Museum is always free for visitors, so anyone with military IDs, active or retired, will receive the museum member discount on books and items available in the museums store during the summer. President Sandy Arpen points out that 2014 is an especially interesting and exciting time for military families to visit the Mandarin Museum because we are observing the 150th anniversary of the sinking of Museum & Historical Society welcomes military families this summerthe United States Army Troop Transport steamship Maple Leaf with a special exhibit of rare Civil War artifacts. These relics of the past were recovered from the National Historic Landmark shipwreck site in the St. Johns River in the late 1980s and early 1990s by local dentist Dr. Keith Holland and the St. Johns Archaeological Expeditions Inc. This Union steamship was sunk by Confederate mines placed in the St. Johns between Mandarin Point and Clay County on April 1, 1864. 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Excludes prior promotions, sale items as marked. In stock items only.Shop Jacksonvilles largest selection of fans during our incredible Pre Season Fan Sale Hurry sale ends soon!* Greetings to all. After a month o from reporting to you about whats been going on with the Duval Soil and Water Conservation District (DSWCD), we are getting busy planning for the upcoming year with continued programming and initiatives. Along with that planning comes the consideration that we will have two and maybe three new board members after the November election cycle. As I mentioned several months ago, the DSWCD board is made up of ve elected supervisors, elected countywide, in a non-partisan race with three of the seats up for election this November. Several individuals have lled out the paperwork to be on the ballot including myself. It is important that you as a citizen understand how the DSWCD operates and research the individuals seeking these seats. Many of these individuals run for this o ce because its easy to get on the ballot, but they lack the experience to help make the district operate. Their only interest is wanting to get to a higher elected of ce. Please research all of the candidates carefully and ask yourself questions like Do they have experience in agriculture or engineering? to help the district succeed. I recently attended a community meeting in Mandarin was asked by a couple of residents about concerns they had about depressions appearing on their property. They asked about a neighboring well that had been abandoned and wondered if that could contribute to their problem. First let me say, the DSWCD does not have anything to do with well regulation. Second, consider maybe that you or someone may have buried an old tree stump or trash years ago and you have forgotten about it. When the trash or whatever starts to decay, you will start noticing depression areas on your property. If you are still concerned about potential problem wells, please contact the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation or the St. Johns Water Management District, as these agencies regulate wells. Thank you for taking the time to read my articles each month. Stay informed and stay involved. Please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The St. Johns County First Florida Credit Union branch will host Money Savvy Kids Day on June 14 to teach local children ages ve to 12 about nancial fundamentals and the value of saving money. Through engaging and interactive games stations, this free event introduces children to concepts such as goal setting, smart spending and earning interest on savings. Michelle Troha, senior vice president of marketing for First Florida Credit Union, said the credit union regularly invests in the communities it serves through such education initiatives. The sooner children learn the basics about money especially saving the better, Troha said. Money Savvy Kids Day is designed to help youth set age-appropriate nancial goals, understand the value of saving and discover the joys of giving to good causes. In addition to educational game stations, the event will also include face painting, refreshments and giveaways. First Florida Credit Union sta will be available to assist any parents who want to continue their childrens nancial learning by opening a Sand Dollar Savings Club account. For more detailed information, visit www. rst orida.org.Credit union helps prepare children for nancial future Duval Soil and Water Conservation District Board updateBy Contributing Writer Greg TisonCongratulations to Tyler Bass, a student at Mandarin Middle School, for being selected as Student of the Week by First Coast News for the week of April 15, 2014. Mandarin Middle School teacher Maxine Bergman was selected as First Coast News Teacher of the Week for the week of April 21. Bergman has dedicated more than 25 years to education and is organizer of Good on the Go, a volunteer program for students. Atlantic Coast High Schools Kelly Delaney is a 2014 EVE Awards nalist. This premier award honors women who have made positive differences in education, volunteerism and employment. The nalists will be recognized at an awards luncheon on June 6. Congratulations, Ms. Delaney! Congratulations to Katharine Nesselrode of Mandarin High School for being one of four teachers to receive UNFs Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching Excellence! The award, presented by the College of Education and Human Services was established in 1998 by Gilchrist Berg, founder and president of Water Street Capital, to honor tenured educators who consistently display a high level dedication to teaching. Each winner was surprised in his or her classroom on Wednesday and presented with a check for $17,500. Ana McIntosh, an Atlantic Coast High School student, was recently awarded rst place in Florida for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Creative Patriotic Art Competition. McIntoshs art will move on to judging for nationals in Kansas City. Congratulations to Atlantic Coast High Schools band director, Ryan Whalen, who was recently awarded the Willis Page annual grant from the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. The award, given in honor of Mr. Page who was a former music director for the Jacksonville Symphony and long-time Rotarian, is presented annually to one Music Teacher of the Year in Jacksonville. This years award was presented by Paula Thornton, the Director of Arts for Duval County Public Schools. Congratulations to Joseph Frencl for being chosen as the First Coast News Teacher of the Week. Frencl is a calculus teacher at Atlantic Coast High School and the 2014 Duval County Teacher of the Year. David Paul Stanley, a student at Atlantic Coast High School, was recently awarded the UF Lombardi Scholarship. The Lombardi Scholarship provides tuition, fees, room and board and helps students travel abroad every summer to a di erent location. This paves the way for many great contacts and experiences with the expectation that he will work toward one of the national graduate degree scholarships like Rhodes or Fulbright. Important Dates: June 6: Last Day of School
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South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, June 19 at 3:00 p.m. Create your very own art work with Miss Alison. For children ages six and up. Mandarin Branch Library on Tuesdays, June 10 and 24 at 4:00 p.m. Balloons R4 Twisting: How to Catch a Mouse Theres a mouse on the loose! This stage show combines math, science and art to create a working mousetrap made entirely of balloons. For children ages ve through 12. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m. Science is fun. And when combined with magic, its fun-tastic. Barry Hinnants comedy magic show uses over 15 on-stage kids to assist in magical routines that emphasize various branches of science. Come and learn In 2000, Americans and people around the world became engrossed in the day-to-day see-saw battle happening in Florida. The uniqueness of that election and its potential for so many possible results were fascinating for even the most unenthusiastic viewer of politics. Not since 2000 has Florida had an election as unique as this years gubernatorial race. Our unpopular Governor, Rick Scott (R), is challenged by former governor, Charlie Crist (D) who has changed party af liation twice since his 2010 United States Senate defeat. Crist gave up a probable second term as governor to campaign for what most thought would be a relatively easy campaign for the United States Senate, but then didnt even win the Republican nomination. So, he ran as an Independent, lost to Marco Rubio, but nished ahead of the Democrat, Kendrick Meeks. In 2010 Crist became a Democrat so as to run for governor. Crist had gone from: 1. A serious contender for John McCains 2008 running mate, to, 2. The man without a party, to, 3. Supporting President Obama at the 2012 Democratic Convention, to, 4. A Democratic gubernatorial candidate distrusted by E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, email@example.com, moderates and conservatives. The crazy thing, as of the time of writing, Crist is leading in most polls; but, how? I put that question to Dr. Aubrey Jewett, professor of political science at the University of Central Florida and he kindly provided his analysis of the election. Here is my summary of what he shared. Governor Scott has alienated some moderate Republicans by cutting education spending and slashing environmental protection. Tea Party Republicans are displeased with him because he has presided over the largest budget in state history, his lenient position on illegal immigration and his ip- opped position supporting expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. Liberal Democrats are certainly not excited about supporting Crist, either. His label changes are particularly worrisome. They remember his very conservative campaign against Rubioa fact Scott is taking full advantage of now in his campaign. Dr. Jewetts assessment: 90 percent of Republicans will still support Scott; most Democrats will support Crist (as the lesser of two evils); and party turnout and swing voters will decide the election. Jewett o ered several issues as critical in determining how the electoral winds might blow. Will moderates credit Scott with the improved economy or do they think it not yet improved enough? Will Democrats stay home without Obama at the top of the ticket? Can Crists sizeable war chest withstand Scotts even larger bankroll? And, how much will the unpopularity of Obamacare impact the election? As of the last week of April, Dr. Jewett predicts a toss-up race decided by a few points at most and, despite Crists early polling leads, Scott will squeak by simply because there is a Republican label by his name. Therefore, my assessment: our next governor may well be the candidate who has the most voters hold their collective nose and vote for him, anyway. My gratitude to Dr. Jewett for his valued opinion.Spend the summer at the library!By Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager/Senior Librarian, Mandarin Branch Librarythat science really is magic. For children ages ve through 12. South Mandarin Branch Library on Thursday, June 26 at 3:00 p.m. Museum of Science and History: It All Makes Sense to Me. Children will come to their senses in this multidisciplinary program that teaches the biology of the ve senses through hands-on science experiments. They will look, smell, hear and feel their way through this fun program. For children ages ve through 12. Mandarin Branch Library on Wednesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. Teen Advisory Board and Anime Madness. Help plan and conduct programs, have fun, make friends and practice valuable leadership skills. After the business is concluded, hang out to watch a little anime! Snacks and beverages provided. For teens and tweens ages 10 to 18. Teens ages 12 through 18 are eligible for volunteer credit. Mandarin branch Library on Friday, June 6 at 4:30 p.m. Enders Game: Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the ght against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. For teens ages 12 to 18. Mandarin Branch Library on Saturday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. Check out Teen Trivia, a Jeopardy-style trivia game for teens and tweens from ages 10 to 18. Mandarin Branch Library on Saturday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m.Teen Trivia Saturday, June 28 3:00 p.m. Mandarin Branch Library ~~ Please call Don Carpenter at 288-6385 for more information. Recognize the symptoms of a strokeStrokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States and the third-leading cause of death. Prompt treatment can limit the damage and save lives. If you suspect someone near you is suffering from a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: F = Face. Examine the persons features. Ask him or her to smile. If one side of the persons face droops, its possible that a stroke is coming on. A = Arms. Can the person raise both arms above his head? S = Speech. Listen to the person speak. If the words are slurred or the person cant answer questions clearly, the brain may be impaired. T = Time. Act fast if the person exhibits any of these warning signs. Get him or her to a hospital right away.
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Page 10, Mandarin NewsLine June 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice; U.S. Department of Justice Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence; July 2000 2010 Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. This is a weapon of domestic violence. Visit ClickToEmpower.org to learn how you can help.DEB EVESON 904-400-6450Im proud of Allstates commitment to end domestic violence. FOUNDATION 59268 EVERY Saturday 10am-2pm! ~Admin parking lot at 950 Davis Pond Blvd. St. Johns, FL 32259 E V E All FOOD Vendors!Scouting tradition and excellence runs deep in the families of Eagle Scouts Joshua Jewell and Connor Horne, who have recently completed their Board of Review for Boy Scouts highest achievement with Boy Scout Troop 101. Both have siblings who have also completed their Eagle rank. We have a great group of guys, said proud Scoutmaster Walter Carter. Only about 7 percent of the boys who participate in scouts obtain the Eagle. Joshua Jewell, son of Derek and Karen Jewell and brother of Eagle Scouts Marc Jewell and Chad Jewell, focused his The Mandarin Womens Club Travel Groups excursion to Gainesville on Friday, May 2 started in the rain, just as it did last year at about the same time when we went to the Kanapaha Botanical Garden! What does Mother Nature have against us? This year ve stalwart ladies braved the elements again and Fran Walch drove us (again!) through the raindrops and the woods to Gainesville to tour the Florida Museum of Natural History. What an amazing place! In some of the areas we learned about Florida fossils, the Seminole Indians in South Florida and Floridas waterways and wildlife. The exhibits looked so real! Unfortunately, due to the rain, we didnt get to explore one of the favorite areas: the Troop 101 Eagle Scouts run in the family By Contributing Writer Melissa Salekproject on designing, constructing and installing four benches for Christs Church Academys (CCAs) Field of Dreams baseball eld. He wanted to honor Troop 101s long-time involvement with CCA with a project that would make a positive impact and be useful for the students and athletes of CCA. It was a great experience, said Jewell. I learned how to make a plan for the project and work the plan, how to lead and communicate with others and how to roll with changes that occurred during construction and installation phases. Jewells parents are understandably proud all of their sons accomplishment. The scouting program builds such strong character and leadership skills through fun activities and team building opportunities, that I cant say enough good things about it, said Karen Jewell. I am very proud of all my sons for their commitment and dedication to the program. I know the ne young men they have become has been partly due to the values instilled through the Boy Scouts of America. Connor Hornes Eagle Scout project also had a positive impact on his community, focusing his e orts on AngelWood, a group home in Mandarin for developmentally disabled women. Horne, son of Mark and Suzanne Horne, led a group of 10 scouts to clean up, re-landscape and create an outside environment for the enjoyment of the residents. The yard now includes a repaired fence and gate, new ower beds, two benches and a large picnic table that can accommodate wheelchairs. I selected AngelWood, said Horne, because it was here in Mandarin where I live and I wanted to help individuals with disabilities. Horne continued that this project helped him learn how to coordinate a project which involved multiple interviews and approvals and to lead a team. He also learned about the struggles of developmentally disabled adults. Like Jewell, Horne also has an Eagle Scout sibling, Kyle Horne. I know what a signi cant Connor Horne Joshua JewellMandarin Womens Club goes to Florida MuseumBy Contributing Writer Sharon WeedFlorida Wild ower and Butter y Garden. What a disappointment! After checking out the goodies in the gift shop, we ended our day with a late lunch at Peaches Valley Caf. Janet Leech, Fran Walch, Geri Marchiafava, Josie Boninfante and Sharon Weed.accomplishment this is, said Hornes mother Suzanne Horne. I am so proud of both of them for sticking with it while juggling other activities such as year round soccer and maintaining great grades at Stanton College Preparatory School. Jewell and Horne will be amongst four Eagle Scouts that will be honored at Troop 101s Eagle Court of Honor ceremony in June at Christs Church. 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, contact the Cubmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at pack101. com. For information about Boy Scouting or Troop 101, contact the Scoutmaster at trp101sm@ gmail.com. Every Tuesday, 9:30 AMMandarin ParkBeginners welcome! Just show up!Shuffleboard!
www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 11 Owner/Operator904.515.8823 First Cut FREE w/ full time service What a great inaugural year the Mandarin Branch of American Heritage Girls Florida Troop 1512 has had! This year we have worked in the Christ Church food pantry, made holiday cards for military service members and our local retired community, packed 27 Operation Christmas boxes, placed wreaths on the graves at the Veterans National Cemetery, honored our mothers with a tea party, earned badges in Cooking, Social Skills and Etiquette, Fishing, Textile Arts and Living in the USA. In total our troop has served in our local community with over 300 hours of service this year alone. Our youngest unit, the Path nders collected 470 new and gently used stu ed animals to donate to the Mission Harvest of The River City Womens Club is a group of women of all ages who meet together to provide social fellowship in the Mandarin Community and to promote philanthropy in our community. The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Mandarin Ramada Inn at 10:30 a.m. The general membership meetings include lunch, a social time, brief business meeting and a program. The programs usually feature a speaker who presents a program on a subject of interest to the Mandarin community. Sometimes the program will consist of musical entertainment, fashion show, decorating, cooking, gardening, fun games and contests. Activity groups meet monthly, so members can pursue their interests. Some of the activity groups are Bunco, dining out, shu eboard, travel and bridge. Most meetings include a fundraising event to support the charities the membership has decided to support each year. This past year, checks were presented to Safe Harbor Boys Home and Duval County Council PTA Eyeglass Fund. In American Heritage Girls end rst year on a high note!By Contributing Writer Carey McGuirk America. Our year o cially ended on May 17, where the girls were honored for all their hard work in our Court of Awards ceremony. American Heritage Girls is a nonpro t scouting organization dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. If you have a girl between the ages of ve and 18 and are looking for a rewarding and integrity building program, please look for our next registration night in August, 2014. We can be found on Facebook; look for American Heritage Girls FL1512 for more information or contact the troop coordinator, Dee Shera, at AHGFL1512@gmail.com.All about the River City Womens Club!By Contributing Writer Betty Waldrepthe past the club has worked tireless to support the Mandarin Food Bank, Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Mandarin Community Club and Community Hospice of NE Florida, just to name a few. The River City Womens Club was formed in 1985. The rst meeting was held on May 23, 1985 at the Mandarin Ramada Inn and there were 39 charter members at the rst meeting. Priscilla Werner was the founding president. The clubs goal then and now is to help others while forming friendships and having lots of fun. Green is the clubs chosen color and the pelican is the clubs symbol. Our new leaders for the upcoming year are McGlade Holloway, president; Marilyn Mary Willinger, McGlade Holloway, Marilyn Romano, Marion McMahan, Betty Harrelson and Rose Frisbee.Romano, rst vice president; Marion McMahan, second vice president; Betty Harrelson, parliamentarian; Mary Willinger, treasurer; and Rose Frisbee, secretary. These ladies along with the membership of the club are looking forward to another successful year at River City Womens Club. Membership is open to all women who wish to join. It is a lively group of women who know how to work hard for our charities and community, but who also know how to have a good time. We invite you to contact Nardine Koester at 6367573 for membership information and to attend one of our meetings. Please join us for lots of fun and for helping others in our community!In print or onlineMandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Lunar PhasesNew: May 28First Quarter: June 5Full: June 13 Last Quarter: June 19
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All services are managed using an individualized Plan of Care, which is supervised by a clinical director who makes frequent sight visits to the clients to ensure the highest quality care is being delivered. Putting a loved one in an agencys care is a deeply personal and huge decision for many families and above all they want to know that the agency they choose is o ering the best possible care solutions. This is why Home Health Authority elected the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP), an independent, non-pro t accrediting body to pursue for accreditation. As the oldest national communitybased accrediting body with more than 8,300 sites currently Orlando updates for summer travelersBy Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.compopped up as the nal addition to the make-over in Disney Worlds Fantasyland. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride will open to the public on May 28. I had the opportunity to take a test run recently and can assure you, it will be a hit. The mine train is a very high tech, silent roller coast that gives a rousing but non-scary adventure. The ride is more thrilling than the Barnstormer, but doesnt go as high or drop as much as Big Thunder Mountainperfect for young children tall enough to qualify for the attraction. The best part, in my opinion, was the time spent underground in the mine. You see the dwarfs dig, dig, digging and hiho-ing while they work and sing. The mine sparkles with beautiful gems. As your car exits the mine, you once again soar over Fantasyland catching a gorgeous view of the Beasts Castle. The ride nishes with a peek into the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs where I glimpsed Snow White dancing with the gang. The new My MagicBands (wristbands) are also helping guests plan their day and get the rides they truly want. If you are staying at a Disney resort or are an annual passholder, you can sign-up online and make your dining and fast pass choices from your home computer. Place the free My Disney Experience app on a Smartphone and you can make updates while in the park. Disney has also the option to reserve reworks and parade viewing along with character greetings. The MagicBands also work as your room key and allow you to charge purchases throughout the park. Day visitors or those not staying at a Disney resort use an RF-enabled card for admission; however, that information can be transferred to a MagicBand, if they choose to purchase one. Over at Universal Studios, the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride, one of the most anticipated elements of the Wizarding World of Harry PotterDiagon Alley, is scheduled to open in August. Diagon Alley will be connected by the Hogwarts Express, a version of the train that Harry Potter and classmates rode to Hogwarts castle in the ction created by author J.K. Rowling. There will also be new shops such as Weasleys Wizard Wheezes and Quality Quidditch Supplies. Plus the dark side will be explored at Borgin and Burkes at Knockturn Alley. The stores will retain the small scale that some fans have The author with a new friend!applauded as authentic but that others have criticized as too crowded. The sizing is unconventional in the theme-park business, said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. Normally youd want a retail store to be just as big as a retail store can be, he said. But in order to be true to the ction and to be true to the architecture it demands that you design these spaces the way they would have been. My best advice is to plan ahead and check the theme park websites for updates. I honestly believe the parks are trying to give us a better experience for those high priced tickets. Home care company achieves accreditation statusaccredited, CHAPs purpose is to de ne and advance the highest quality of community-based care. We are very pleased to have achieved accreditation from CHAP; it demonstrates our dedication to meeting and exceeding the highest quality standards for our patients and their families. Our focus is to empower our clients to live a healthy and independent life while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones. said Raymond Prudencio, Home Health Authoritys founder and president. Receiving accreditation demonstrates that Home Health Authority not only provides quality care, but is also dedicated to ensuring quality care in the future. 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For his Eagle Scout project, Pool built a nature trail on Fort Rucker, which can be used by soldiers and their families, as well as civilians in the community. Pool was a previously a member of Cub Scott Pack 101 through Mandarin Christian Church and Pack 484 in Mandarin. As a Boy Scout, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 450 sponsored by First Christian Church. Should a hurricane or natural disaster to strike our community, would you be ready? Here is some information that can help you be sure the answer to that question is yes. Along with some tips about what to do before, during and after the storm, youll nd an overview of how JEA will respond and restore the services we provide to you. Generator Safety: JEA recommends that you not use a generator unless you know how to use it safely. If you do use a generator, do so outside your home in a well-ventilated area. Fumes from a running generator can be deadly. Electrical Safety: If you plan to evacuate, turn o the circuit breakers for the water heater, the power to your home at the main electrical panel and your water at the homes main service valve. If you rely on electricity to operate necessary medical equipment, make arrangements now to ensure your safety in the event of a loss of power. You should also contact Duval County Emergency Management at 630-2472. Should your home or business sustain water or ood damage, consult a private electrician to determine if it is safe to restore power. Please call 9-1-1 immediately to report a downed electric line. Stay away from all downed power lines because they may be energized. If you get close enough to an energized power line, you risk being electrocuted even without actually touching the wire. JEAs Restoration Process: Our plan focuses on rst returning power to the facilities that deliver power to the largest number of a ected customers. First, we repair damage to the JEA facilities that produce power and the lines that carry it from our plants. Then, we focus on restoring power to customers who provide essential services to your community, such as hospitals, police and re stations. Next, we repair damage that will return power to the greatest number of customers in the least amount of time. Buy a Brick at Billard Commemorative ParkBy Contributing Writer Lynn Cudafarmhouse homestead on the property, considered of historic interest in Jacksonville, was built in the late 1890s and occupied by Mandarin resident Frederick Billard. The park now on the site was designed to recognize the history of the home, pay tribute to our veterans, o er a botanical butter y garden and add a green spot in our community. For the past several years, the Mandarin Community Club has observed Veterans Day within the park at the Veterans Monument located in the northeast corner and has become the site of the Green Market during the Mandarin Art Festival. The Buy a Brick program was instituted in 2007 to enhance the park and to help raise funds for grounds maintenance. The program is still active and as such, decorative, personalized bricks remain available for purchase through the Mandarin Community Club. Bricks can be placed within the park in three different areas. Bricks currently in place pay tribute to loved ones, honor special occasions and mark milestonesall contributing to the beauty and history of this lovely area. For more information on how you can participate in this program, please visit www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call the club o ce at 268-1622.Happy 150th Birthday DCPS!The year 2014 marks the 150th birthday of Duval County Public Schools. During the spring of 1864, J. M. Hawks opened the rst free public school in the state of Florida in Jacksonville. This year is also the 145th year for the Duval County School Board. In March of 1869, Duval County's rst Board of Public Instruction was appointed by the State Board of Education, with ve members. Later that year, the rst Superintendent of Public Instruction was appointed. Important information from JEA in event of a disasterBy Contributing Writer Gerri Boyce, APR, JEAOnce major repairs are done, we begin working to restore individuals and small groups of customers. We then begin the process of going street by street and house by house to make the nal repairs to restore everyones power. Water and Sewer Safety: Stay away from any raw sewage and contact JEA at 665-6000 to report sewer over ows. If boil water notices are declared in your neighborhood and you cannot boil water, use regular (not concentrated) bleach to purify water for drinking, as speci ed by the American Red Cross. Add 16 drops of liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water or eight drops per two-liter bottle of water. Stir to mix. A sodium hypochlorite concentration of 5.25 to 6 percent should be the only active ingredient in the bleach. There should not be any added soap or fragrances. Let stand 30 minutes. If it smells of chlorine, you can use it. If it does not smell of chlorine, add 16 more drops of chlorine bleach per gallon of water (or eight drops per two-liter bottle of water), let stand 30 minutes and smell it again. If it smells of chlorine, you can use it. If it still does not smell of chlorine, discard it and nd another source of water. Continue to use bottled or disinfected water for drinking and cooking until JEAs water supply has been declared safe.JEA Updates and Communications: JEA will communicate via jea.com, Twitter (@newsfromjea), Facebook (NewsFromJEA) and the media during any type of emergency. In the case of a hurricane, please refrain from calling during the brunt of the storm to report an outage. JEA crews and personnel will ride out the storm for safety purposes until danger has passed. Once our damage assessment is done and restoration begins, JEA will communicate when calls to report outages can start via the channels listed above.
www.MandarinNewsLine.com June 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Our students shine in and outside the classroom and excel at the areas most prestigious secondary schools. Come see for yourself why an education at San Jose Episcopal Day School is an investment in a brighter future. SJEDS welcomes quali ed applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Board of Regents of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Pre-K3 through 6th Grade www.sjeds.org 7423 San Jose Blvd. 904-733-0352 s The real estate professionals of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realtys Atlantic Beach o ce have been doing their part to help make life better for hundreds of children living in orphanages in Africa. The team at the Atlantic Beach o ce collected much needed The Mustang Band is already preparing for the amazing 2014/2015 marching season. To kick o the whole season, the Mustang Band has already held their mini-band camp on May 17. Following the mini-band camp, Thursday Night Lives, every Thursday night after mini band camp, were held in the band room to further prepare everyones musical technique and marching fundamentals. The next Thursday Night Live is June 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. After Thursday Night Lives The local Native Sons and Daughters chapter, The Timucuan Federation, announces that three of its local members have been elected to national positions within the National Longhouse, Ltd. Bryan Big Wolf Davis has been elected to serve a two-year term as the National Chief (President), Keith Red Wolf Armstrong has been elected to serve a two-year term as the National Assistant Chief (Vice President) and Brian Flaming Arrow Quirk has been appointed to serve a twoyear term as a National Elder (Board of Directors). National Longhouse, Ltd. is the umbrella organization that charters all Native Sons and Daughters chapters. The program is a unique, parent/child organization that promotes one-onone bonding between parents and their sons and daughters. The program consists of craft building, camping, movies, gocarting, putt-putt golf, laser tag, swimming, shing, ice skating, bowling and various activities for children ages ve to 12 years old. Davis states, We have chapters located from Southern Florida all the way to Southern California. I see my role as an avenue to share with fathers how precious our time is with 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 Dr. Eva Nasi, Dr. Bo Evans, MD, Dana Harrington ARNP, Realty company collects supplies for orphanages in Africasupplies for two orphanages in Djibouti. We hear so many heartbreaking stories about children living in harsh conditions in other parts of the world who drastically need simple things such as hats and shoes, said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer. Our team has a generous heart for helping children and for working to make this world a better place. Realtor Claudia Berger-Ayer of the Atlantic Beach o ce organized the collection after learning the orphanages did not MHS Mustang Band to have busy summerBy Contributing Writers Brooke Sapolsky and Levana Oshercome to an end, the band will have a summer vacation to relax and will be back in full swing for band camp. Band camp for color guard, percussion and leadership is July 12 through August 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the band room. This extra week gives the color guard a chance to learn their moves, percussion to brush up on cadences and learn the music and for leadership to prepare the band room, band lot, music and drill for the next week of full band camp. Band camp for rookies and second year band members who did not attend band camp the year before is July 31 and August 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rookie camp gives new members the opportunity to become acclimated to the band program by learning fundamentals, learning music and interacting with the leadership. Full band camp for every member in the band is August 4 through 8. Rehearsal continues every Tuesday and Thursday after until the end of marching season. Times and details can be found on the band website at mandarinband.com. The Mustang Band relies on new musicians to constantly join and grow the program. If you will be attending Mandarin High School for the 2014/2015 school year and are interested in joining the Mighty Mustang Marching Band, we encourage you to come out to these events! As for everyone else, we thank you for your constant, unyielding support to the Mandarin Band and we cannot wait to show you the new marching show we will have prepared! Have a great summer!The Mustang Band at band camp last year learning drill. Local men elected to national posts Congratulations to Native Sons and Daughters three new national of cers, Keith Armstrong, Bryan Davis and Brian Quirk.our children and explain to them how many life-long memories I have built with my three daughters. Armstrong adds, Both of my daughters enjoy the various outings and activities we participate in, the friends they make and for me, its the special times each month where I can fully focus on them. Quirk explains, As the organizational footprint of our program continues to expand across the country, fathers are searching for more balance in their lives. The one bonding agent I see is the fathers desire to spend more quality time with their children. For more information on our unique parent/child program and to see what our upcoming events are, please visit our website at www.timucuan.org. have the resources they needed. Berger-Ayers husband serves in the United States Air Force, is stationed in Djibouti, Africa and was working with a chaplain who was in need of supplies for children age 10 and under. The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices team collected and lled 23 boxes of clothes, toiletries, baby wipes, diapers, toys, nonperishable food and candy. The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ponte Vedra Beach branch o ce also supported and contributed to the collection e ort. There are many items we have access to daily and can take for granted, yet for these children they are life-saving tools that are vital to survival, Berger-Ayer said. The response from our team has been amazing. Everyone is so willing to help. Many also donated money to help pay for shipping and transportation and Realtor Dawn Niermann helped Berger-Ayer transport the packages to the United States Post O ce. We are proud of our team and their e orts to make a di erence, said Christy Budnick, executive vice president of residential real estate. Giving back and supporting those who are in need is an important component of our company philosophy. We believe in making sure that where there is a need, we are there. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine! Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919
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AAA Jacksonville RSVP online at or call BR84-0004 Fourth graders at San Jose Episcopal Day School (SJEDS) participated in a pilot STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program developed by Jacksonville University professors Ashley Johnson, Ph.D. and Ray Oldakowski Ph.D. The project, which spanned over six sessions in May, sought to employ geospatial and math skills to examine the impact of rising sea levels on natural and built landscapes of Floridas coastal communities. Florida geography is an excellent vehicle for teaching students about science and math in a real-world, real-time setting, said Oldakowski. Florida has to think about strategies for dealing with rising sea levels resulting from climate change. Students participated in hands-on activities to enhance their geospatial skills and used tools such as computer models, maps and Google Earth to understand complex concepts. Students were excited to share their knowledge of geography with the professors and the collaboration of ideas between the Local school participates in pilot geospatial STEM project with Jacksonville Universityprofessors and students was an exciting bene t to all. SJEDS is a great place to test out innovative academic ideas. The facilities are top-rate, the faculty is extremely knowledgeable and the students are engaged and willing to work on tough problems, Johnson said. This partnership is an o shoot of the schools Inspire! series, in which STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) professionals take to the classroom to engage and inspire students. The series was created by SJEDS science teacher Natalie Inclan. This exciting learning opportunity complements our Inspire! series initiative as our focus to get our students thinking and working with real-world concepts. Previous guest speakers included a wide variety of professions, ranging from a nephrologist to a beekeeper to a civil engineer. The love of science at SJEDS is fueled by the rich curriculum, vast resources and passionate faculty. In addition to two dedicated science labs on campus, students have access to Lego robotics, 3-D models, ample lab equipment and integrated technology. All students from Pre-K 3 through sixth grade attend the highly-acclaimed Extreme Science Expo each year and a highlight of every SJEDS graduates academic career is the sixth grade ecology trip to Kanuga in North Carolina. That love of science also extends outside of the classroom. Recently, SJEDS students won rst place in the American Water Works Association Water Tower Engineering Competition and another group participated in Expanding Your Horizons STEM Workshop Day for Girls. Both events took place at UNF.Looking back at 2014s Mandarin Art FestivalArtist Kenneth Decker with some interested attendees. Rosebud paints the face of a new friend. Artist Enrique Gonzalez shows a new painting. Photos by Doris Hastings Mark your calendars for next years show, to be held over Easter weekend. Rabbi Jim Rogozen has accepted the position of Head of the Galinsky Academy, which is comprised of the DuBow Preschool, Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Bernard and Alice Selevan Religious School and Makom Hebrew High School. Rabbi Rogozen is highly acclaimed and brings extensive experience to the Academy, having served as a headmaster of Jewish Day Schools for 26 years, the last 19 of which were at the Gross Schechter School in Cleveland, Ohio. Most recently, Rabbi Rogozen served as the Chief Learning O cer for United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. In addition to his position as Head of the Galinsky Academy, Rabbi Rogozen will assume the role of principal of the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School. We are very fortunate to have an administrator and educator of Rabbi Rogozens caliber lead our Galinsky Educational Programs; the families engaged in our schools can be con dent that we listened and acted upon the input gathered as we progressed throughout our extensive search process, said Alyse Nathans, vice president of education and Galinsky Academy chairperson. Rabbi Rogozen is a graduate of the Joint Program at UCLA and the University of Judaism. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Bachelor of Literature in Rabbinic Literature; and three Masters of Arts. He was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary and was in the rst graduating class of the Solomon Schechter Day School Principals Training Program at Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Rogozen will assume his new duties on July 1, 2014. He will succeed Dr. Jon Mitzmacher who will become the new executive director of the Schechter Day School Network.Leading educator appointed head of academy
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Great service, plus discounts of up to 40 percent.* Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL FOR QUOTE 24/7. Talk to your neighbors, then talk to me. 1001174.1 *Discounts vary by states. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL Jim Register Jr, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 www.jimregister.comFreedom Christian Fellowship invites the community to this years Vacation Bible School, Fun and Fine Arts Extravaganza! which will be held June 11 through 14. We are kicking o the summer with fun and creativity for all kids entering grades kindergarten through fth grade in the fall. Please register your child at www.fcfjax. org under Events by June 1 and choose the workshop your child is interested in attending. V.B.S. will meet from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on June 11-13 and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 14. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For more details, please call 268-2244. Mandarin United Methodist Church presents Broadway Nites on Thursday, June 12, Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. each night in the Mandarin United Methodist Church Family Life Center Worship Center, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Come and enjoy a variety of Broadway selections performed in song and dance. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.Jehovahs Witnesses are inviting all of their neighbors to attend their annual conventions to be held at the Veterans Memorial Arena. The theme of this years program is Keep Seeking First Gods Kingdom! Frank W. Woodcock Jr., a convention spokesman, states, People of many faiths pray for Gods Kingdom. This convention will explain what that Kingdom is and how it can be a positive in uence in our lives. A highlight of the program will be the keynote address on Friday morning, which will discuss how that Kingdom is bene ting people today. He adds, A core belief of Jehovahs Witnesses, based on Biblical and historical evidence, is that Jesus Christ began to rule as the King of Gods Kingdom in 1914. The convention program marks this year as the centennial of that event. Beginning in June and continuing through mid-July, Jehovahs Witnesses will extend personal invitations to everyone from Savannah, Georgia south to Palm Coast and west to When you combine Shalom and Aloha, you getShaloha, which happens to be the of cial Jewish/Hawaiian greeting. Thats what we now call our annual summer social. All newcomers are invited to enjoy an array of island fruits and tropical punches at the Julington Creek home of hosts, Erica and Jamie Jolles, on Sunday evening, June 22 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Plan to dress casual or wear Hawaiian shirts and long dresses and get in the mood for a delightful evening of schmoozing, good food and friendship, Jewish/Blended Learning, what is that? Blended learning is an education program in which a student learns through an integration of online and faceto-face learning. High quality blended learning is personalized, mastery-based and has high expectations and student ownership. So, what does that mean for the student? It means the student is engaged in the process of learning, knows what and why concepts are being learned, and progresses only when the prerequisite skills are mastered. Blended learning provides more e cient and e ective learning time and the smaller group format helps build stronger student/teacher relationships. Students taught Weekly, members of the public gather to participate in a conversational life study where personal experiences about one of lifes many perplexing issues are shared. These refreshment and conversation events are held at Lifetree Caf right here in Mandarin and Southside. You will meet friendly people and share experiences, opinions and stories about the topic of the week in a small, intimate setting. Your thoughts are welcome; talk if you like, listen if you prefer. Take a break and join the experience! During June, we will discuss: June 3 and 4: Dr. Danger? what every patient needs to know; June 10 and 11: Fatherless, getting past the pain of an absent or abusive dad; June 17 and 18: Does God Play Favorites? why would a caring God bless some and not others?; June 24 and 25: A Family Divided, nding peace by letting go; and July 1 and 2: Saluting Those Who Serve, stories from the Tuskegee Airmen. Lifetree Cafe is held Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road and on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church (open to everyone) at 9000 Cypress Green Drive. Admission is free and refreshments are provided. Find out more about topics and location from the Mandarin NewsLine or Southside NewsLine online calendar entry or call George Treiber at 731-0731. Join us for Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java on Wednesday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Village Bread Caf in Mandarin. 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; co ee and tea are complimentary. 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.Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, where Jesus love is one of a kind, will be held at Mandarin United Methodist Church. The dates are June 23 through June 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day. Sign up online at www.mumc.net. Shalom Jax presents Summer Shaloha By Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Shalom Jacksonville CoordinatorHawaiian style. For most of us, the summer months are a time to relax, catch up on our reading, spend time outdoors and just take a break from some of our day-to -day activities; however, for the Jewish Federations Shalom Jacksonville this is the season for newcomers. While many families move to this area all year long, we nd most arrive prior to or during the summer months. Shaloha will be a great opportunity for newcomers to meet each other and connect with neighbors and other locals. To acquaint new people with our area, we have planned a couple of casual gatherings for newcomers. Anyone new to the Jewish community will readily make connections with their neighbors and nd out the latest happenings around Jacksonville, the beaches and St. Augustine. Please RSVP to Isabel Balotin, 448-5000 x 206 or email@example.com. Directions to the hosts home will be provided with RSVP con rmation email. Shalom Jacksonville is the of cial Jewish welcome wagon of Northeast Florida and is a program of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville.What you need to know about blended learningBy Contributing Writer Dr. Madelyn Speagle, Principal, Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Schoolin a blended learning model outperform students in either a fully online model or a face-toface (traditional) model. That is why Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran School is implementing Blended Learning in the 2014-2015 school year. This model will allow our students to perform at their highest possible level at their own pace: advanced, typical or remedial. This model also helps prepare students for the 21st Century by providing opportunities for collaboration and creativity. One of the most important products of students engaged in blended learning is their development of a love of learning and the strategies to become a lifelong learner. Invitethe community to your House of Worshipeditor@mandarinnewsline.comJehovahs Witnesses invite all to attend convention Gainesville to attend the convention with them. Locally, all of the areas 80 congregations of Jehovahs Witnesses will be supporting the activity of distributing printed invitations to the convention. The rst of two three-day events to be held in Jacksonville will begin July 4 at 9:20 a.m. There is no admission fee. Conventions of Jehovahs Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations. An estimated 24,000 will come to Veterans Memorial Arena for two weekends (July 4 through 6 and July 18 through 20) for the Bible-based programs. In addition, delegates will gather on July 3 to thoroughly clean and make minor repairs to the facility in preparation for what is viewed as a most sacred event. Last year this work day was supported by over 1,000 volunteers, with a similar number expected this year. Jehovahs Witnesses in the United States plan to host 193 conventions in 71 cities. Worldwide, there are over 7,900,000 Witnesses in more than 113,000 congregations.
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The spring season is unusually lengthy, as some of the sports begin conditioning in December and nish with state competitions in April or May. All spring sports were recognized at the Spring Sports Banquet, held on Tuesday, May 14 in the MHS auditorium. At the beginning of the ceremony, Marc Lassiat, Mandarins beloved athletic director and baseball coach, announced that this was his last year at Mandarin and will be moving to Atlanta, Georgia. Lassiat brought tears to the eyes of many in the auditorium when he spoke about how much he Leave the kids at home and come enjoy a four-part series for adults only on gardening topics! Come for any one of them or come for all. Duval County Extension sta will be o ering these classes on Wednesday, June 18; Friday, June 20; Wednesday, June 25; and Friday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The fee for class only is $5. You can make a rain barrel (extra cost of $40) or a worm bin (extra cost of $10) or Bee House ($5) or just enjoy training on some gardening subjects you always wanted to learn about. The topics are:This months movie review belongs to the lm Rio 2, an animated, action-comedy for kids and adults. Living is easy in the city for the very rare blue macaws, Blu and Jewel (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway) and their three kids. Their owners, Linda and Tulio, have headed from Rio to the Amazon to return a bird they have nursed back to health. While there, they view a ock of the near-extinct blue macaws and report it on the news. Nows the chance for Jewel to nd others like her, since she has believed they were the last of their kind. Now, its o to the Amazon for Blu, his family and friends. What they nd there is Jewels family, whose leader is her long-lost father Eduardo and lost best friend Roberto (voices provided by Andy Garcia and Bruno Mars). Jewel may have found her home away from home and is excited to bring her children back to the nature they lost.Camp Florida Friendly o ered for adultsWednesday, June 18: Does your yard speak Florida Friendly? Propagation Made Easy, Hands-on with Recycled Materials and Citrus 101. Friday, June 20: Learn to Compost, Vermicompost (Make and take worm bins, optional $10 extra), Do you know your insects? and How to Attract Bene cial Insects. Wednesday, June 25: Rain Gardens, Reduce the Runo Updates on Fertilizer and Irrigation and Make and take rain barrel (optional $40). Friday, June 27: Bring on the Pollinators, Make and Take Bee House (optional $5), Lets talk Invasive Plants, Heat Tolerant Edibles and Cover Crops. Bring a sack lunch and we will provide the drinks. To register with credit card, please visit http://camp oridafriendly2014.eventbrite.com or email email@example.com for a registration form to return payment by mail. Deadlines for make and take optional activities are: worm bin, June 18; rain barrel, June 20; and bee house, June 25.MHS wraps up a year of sportsBy Hazel Odellcares for the baseball team and the school. Coach not only taught me how to be a better baseball player, but a better person as well. He changed my life and I will miss him, said sophomore and two-year letterman in baseball, Ryan Kuramoto. The ceremony consisted of the head coach of each team talking about his or her team and what kind of season they had. The coaches also gave athletes awards, including the sportsmanship pin, the most academic award, letters and awards for lettering in the sport for four years. Perhaps the most impressive award, received by 12 athletes at the end of the ceremony, is the seven-letter award. To earn this award, an athlete must earn seven letters in the course of their high school careers, which is quite a feat. Students earn this award in di erent ways. Some lettered in two similar sports, such as track and cross-country, for four years. Others lettered in as many as four di erent sports. Senior Tanner Hagerty was one of these special sevenlatter athletes. He lettered in football, wrestling and track and eld. Its been an uphill battle for years and its been a lot of hard work, dedication and long hours put into each and every sport, said Hagerty. Sports are in my heart and Im glad I got to play four years of three different sports at Mandarin; its been a real blessing in my life. The audience seemed to enjoy all of the loving teasing between the coaches and players and some were nearly brought to tears by stories of the bonds that the team members shared.Movie ReviewRio 2Directed by: Carlos Saldanha. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, Jermaine Clement and Bruno Mars. Review by T.G. Stanton.Good Movie, Glad to Have Seen It (4 out of 5) But is anything every that easy? Trials and tribulations abound. Blu tries to t into the Amazon, only to nd he may not be the bird Jewels father thinks she should have and Roberto seems to be waiting in the wings. In addition, Blus nemesis from the past, Nigel (voiced by Jermaine Clement), has returned with plans of vengeance, as well as loggers with plans for destruction. Carlos Saldanha has directed this animated lm with action-packed dangers and intriguing drama, including saving the rain-forest and the family. The movie is also lled with energetic music and dancing birds, though the red and blue macaws seem to have drawn a line for their living arrangements and the battle is one of the funnier bird dance-o s. Andy Garcia is enjoyable as the over-bearing father-in-law. In addition, Bruno Mars plays the waiting lover quite well. Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway reprise their roles and are just as fun to watch as the rst time and Jermaine Clement plays Nigel crazier than ever. If you enjoyed the rst lm, this one is even better. got firstname.lastname@example.org Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919For many students, the best part about summer vacation is the break away from school, but for many Mandarin High students, they look forward to a break away from America. Unlike any other breaks during the school year, summer gives families the chance to travel anywhere they want for however long they want. Many people take that to their advantage, taking them to places across the globe. Every summer, MHS sophomore Ena Strikovic stays with her cousins in Serbia. I enjoying traveling over summer because I get to see di erent surroundings and experience new things, said MHS HappeningsStudents leave the countryBy Zoe Smolios, MHS StudentStrikovic. I usually spend time with family and friends, go to concerts and soccer games. Strikovic will be with her family so long that she will only be in Jacksonville for nine days this summer. Michelle Guillard is another sophomore who is looking forward to traveling out of the country. Im looking forward to seeing my family in France and seeing everything and everyone Ive missed in the last two years! said Guillard. Erin Chatham said that she looks forward to partying with her family at her cousins wedding in Ireland and mostly just being able to spend time with them.
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Sometimes shing comes down to plain old luck, good and bad, and at other times the di erence maker could have been something you that were doing wasnt quite right. Often that di erence maker is bait selection. When planning a shing trip you will need to know what kind of bait to use. Your selection should depend on the type of sh you plan on shing for. We are fortunate that over the upcoming months a variety of saltwater species will become available in the St. Johns River. Here are some of the more popular and readily available baits to help you plan. The number one, most common, universal bait that will literally catch any species of sh to make its way to your hook in the St. Johns is dead shrimp. Weak sh, sea trout, ounder, sheepshead, red sh, drum, croaker and more all love a delicious shrimp dinner. Choosing fresh local dead shrimp from your local seafood market is the best way to go when using shrimp for bait. Never buy imported or shrimp from foreign waters as the sh will know the di erence. This practice alone could prove to become your rst di erence maker. Another great bait that should always be tried is cut bait. Try shing cut bait alongside your shrimp to see if the sh you are shing for have a preference for bait that day. Quite often, especially early in the year, sh will choose cut bait rst as they do not expect shrimp as a current food source. Any caught croaker or pin sh, leted and cut into strips, will work ne as your cut bait. By adding cut bait to your list of tricks, this could become the On May 9, Eric Nakamura, student at Landon Middle School, competed in the 2014 Junior Olympic Mens Championship at Long Beach, California, representing Florida as the state champion in his age group for Level 9. Nakamura quali ed during the prelims on the May 9 to compete in the nals on Sunday, May 11. On his way to the national event, Nakamura came in rst place all-around in the 13-yearLocal gymnast competes in national championship Eric Nakamura with coach Hollis Heatherley.old age group at the USA Gymnastics Mens Florida State Championships in March and then competed on April 12 in Birmingham, Alabama in the Region 8 Mens Championships, where he placed 7th all-around earned his spot in the USAG Junior Olympic National Championships in California. Nakamura is a member of the First Coast Gymnastics team in Mandarin and is an eighth grader at Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership Development School. His coach is Hollis Heatherley. Nakamura wishes to thank everyone involved in his training and especially his family for a wonderful year. Jacksonville, thank you! To even a better 2015!Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkadi erence maker you were looking for. The surest way to make a di erence shing is the use of live bait. Live bait shed under the right circumstances should outperform all other baits and give you the greatest chance of landing the trophy you were hoping for. Live shrimp, nger mullet, pin sh and small croaker all make terri c live baits. As they become available throughout the season, these baits are what the larger sh are looking for and the reason they are here. These baits can easily be caught by cast net through the early summer all the way through the fall, making this your greatest di erence maker. Fishing Report: Weak sh from downtown to Buckman Bridge. Reds on docks, smaller croaker in usual holes. Now is a great time to take the little ones to the neighborhood pond or dock and catch a few bream. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.For all your community news!Martie Thompson, Editor email@example.com Advertising Sales 886-4919Mandarin NewsLine
Page 22, Mandarin NewsLine June 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com 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 dierence 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 oers everyone in the region fast access to these life-saving options. That means we can now oer 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 Richard Dickson, presidentexecutive director of the Northeast Florida Conservatory, was busy making plans for an upcoming concert at Switzerland Point Middle School auditorium in St. Johns when he explained that the conservatorys 50 piece concert band is 100 percent composed of those who love music. The members of the band are all local professional and amateur musicians, who may be living right next door to you in your neighborhood. These are people who just love playing for the shear enjoyment of entertaining. They play favorites from over the generationspopular songs, show tunes and Broadway favorites. It has been said that they will play anything exciting you can think of. The standing chuckle with the group is, Dancing in the aisles is always allowed. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is dependent on the community for support to keep the musical opportunities happening and available for everyone. The Northeast Florida Conservatory is a 501(C) (3) non-pro t organization. As part of their philanthropic outreach Community band spreads the joy of music By Karl KennellLauras Friends, they seek to provide musical experiences to enrich the lives of youth. Lauras Friends honors the life of Laura Janet Pooley, a third-grade teacher and musician who had an enormous capacity for giving to others, especially children, as well as a deep love of music. Children who participate in the program do not attend schools where music is an important part of the curriculum or who do not have the nancial ability to be involved in private programs. The Conservatory partners with nonpro t child-service agencies to o er concerts and events. Among the most unique are the instrument petting zoos for children, where children get to touch and feel real musical instrumentssometimes for the very rst time. In addition, students who cannot a ord regularly priced lessons may apply for scholarships from this Conservatory program. Northeast Florida Conservatory is not only a concert band and an organization that helps children discover the joys of music. In addition to Lauras Friends and childrens outreach they also have a jazz band and o er music theory classes, theatre and acting instruction, and private lessons on all instruments for all ages. There are also performance opportunities including recitals and ensembles. Dickson is not a stranger to the local music community. He is recognized by many a local musicians as the mentor who helped them by saying, Practice, practice, practice and then sit down and really let your soul into your music. Then practice! Among his many credits, Dickson had the honor of twice being guest director with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He is fondly remembered as band and orchestra director for both Paxon High School and Wolfson High School here in Jacksonville. He also has an interesting background in theatre with the Richard Dickson Dinner Theatre at the Brown Derby in Gainesville as well as his roles as theatre director and manager for Golden Hills Theatre in Ocala and the Mandarin Community Theatre. Upcoming events for the Northeast Florida Conservatory include: May 30 Concert Band at Nocatee; June 1 Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; June 24 Concert Band at Westminster Woods; July 17-20 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat production; and July 21 Youth Band Camp. Check your schedule and be sure to make room for the experiencing the Conservatory Concert Band or one of the many other programs featuring the Northeast Florida Conservatory. To learn more, please visit www.nfconservatory.org. Come join the audience and become part of the presentation! The Northeast Florida Conservatory hopes that each of you are inspired to return or continue with your involvement with music!The Northeast Florida Conservatory Community Band performed recently at Switzerland Point Middle School.Happy Fathers DayFrom your friends at Mandarin NewsLine! 10950 San Jose Blvd. (next door to Bonesh) 14054 Beach Blvd (2nd location) AboutFLOORS n MORE Grand O peningCARPET | TILE | WOOD | LAMINATEBrand New Location!
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In the context of gardening though, it can be a bit more relaxed: dont deadhead that plant, the ower is setting seed which the nches will enjoy; dont water the grass just yet, it can survive till tomorrow because rain is on its way; dont bag those leaves, leave them in place as mulch. Ideally, though, we can be more proactive and the Extension Service has devised a set of guidelines to help us. Brie y: right plant, right place; water As a vessel examiner, my impression after checking many di erent boats is that life jackets are not taken seriously. We do nd well-kept, used jackets, but for what they are expected to do when you need them, they generally dont seem to warrant respect. I nd them in plastic-wrapped blocks straight from the store. Such a condition will lengthen critical response time usually just when there is precious little time to save your life. It also tells me they obviously arent being worn as is recommended. I also nd the opposite condition with a jumble of used jackets variously stained, damp, moldy or limp from age. They are not meant to last forever and do require replacement to be e ective. Do dry them after use and dont cram them in a space with little air. Do check the cylinders and mechanisms on in atables for corrosion. Dayita Banerjee, the 11-year-old daughter of Mandarin Library Clerk Shukti Banerjee was one of 30 contestants chosen to take part in the second round of the Jeopardy! audition for kids. The test/ audition was held on the 14th oor of the Westin Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Dayita scored high enough to be included in the next contestant pool, from which 15 contestants will be chosen to appear on Jeopardy!, lmed at their studios near Los Angeles. Gardening: R U Florida-Friendly?By Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASe ciently; fertilize appropriately; mulch; attract wildlife (one of my favorites); manage yard pests responsibly; recycle yard waste; reduce storm water runo ; and protect the waterfront. Thats quite a list, but dont be deterred. If you garden, you already may be doing some of these things and it will only take a bit of knowledge to tweak your activities and begin to have a really positive impact on our Florida environment, rather than unintentionally of course! doing harm. The University of Floridas website is an excellent resource. Start here: http://fyn.ifas.u edu/homeowners/nine_principles.htm. Each sections heading is a link to more detailed information in The Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) Handbook on how you may achieve these goals. The Florida-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design http:// ifas.u .edu/pdf/FYN_Plant_Selection_Guide_v090110.pdf is the obvious follow-up reading. It could certainly help you work out how to design your yard, but if you need professional help it can also prepare you to talk with designers and landscapers about your vision and expectations. Insects are becoming more prevalent as summer sets in, but remember, most species are bene cial and will actually help in your ght against the pests. This is one aspect of being Florida-Friendly that troubles some peoplehow to tell which is which. Refer to section 6Manage Yard Pests Responsiblyin the FYN Handbook for a look at the good, the bad and the ugly insects you might encounter in your yard. Honestly, wholesale slaughter is never a good idea; the pests stand a chance of coming back with a vengeance, eventually building up resistance to that chemical which used to work oh-so-well. Finally, those topical tips are available again from the Extension Service. Check out the May/June edition of A New Leaf, http:// duval.ifas.u .edu/documents/ nleafMayJune.14Email.pdf.United States Coast Guard Auxiliary UpdateSpecial life jackets By Contributing Writer Ralph Little, Flotilla 14-8Make sure you try out any jacket for t and otation before you need it. Especially build a childs con dence with a pool check in their jacket so they are relaxed with water sports and nd jackets normal. Children should wear jackets meant for their weight. The Coast Guard requires children 12 or younger to wear a jacket when underway, unless they are below deck or in an enclosed cabin. Florida law also applies and requires children under six to wear an approved jacket at all times on an underway vessel less than 26 feet. Special Type V jackets are required for water skiers, personal water craft (PWC), kayaks and windsurfers. Everyone on a PWC or towed vessel must wear a life jacket. In atable jackets are not approved for PWC or water skiing. Every boat 16 feet or longer requires a throwable, Type IV device on board and readily available. Do trick out your jackets with a whistle, strobe light and knife to give you more of a survival edge. For more details on choosing and using life jackets, check our website below and go to the Vessel Safety Check block and open our Vessel Safety Manual to page 13. 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 June 21 class or check our website at http://SafeBoatingJacksonville.com. Mandarin NewsLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!Bring business to your door!Advertise in Mandarin NewsLine886-4919
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