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SERVING THE MANDARIN COMMUNITY SINCE 2006 MandarinNewsLineSM Visit our online edition at www.mandarinnewsline.comMEMBER OF THE RT PUBLISHING GROUP OF COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS 2014 4 Mandarin NewsLine12443 San Jose Boulevard, Ste. 403 Jacksonville,FL 32223 Whats Inside Volume 8, Issue 12 September 2014Presorted Standard US Postage Paid Callahan, FL 32011 Permit No.4 Page 3 Whats New Page 4 From the CommissionerPage 5 Political Commentary Page 6 E Pluribus Unum Page 7 Mandarin Museum Page 8 Rotary Club new boardPage 9 JHS fundraisers Page 10 Eagle Scout Page 11 Mandarin Libraries Page 12 Back to School Guide Page 13 Elks LodgePage 14 Sheriffs safety tips Page 15 MHS Mustang Band Page 16 Travel to Aruba Page 17 Faith News Page 18 Mandarin Cub Scouts Page 20 Gardening Page 21 Pig out! Page 22 Fishing Report Page 23 MAA baseball Be a part of our Garage Sale Section! Call (904) 886-4919 Board Certied Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon 11571 San Jose Blvd, Unit 1, Jacksonville FL 32223 www.meymandoms.comDr. Samira Meymand Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon BACK TO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER SPECIALS Bring 4 friends who purchase 10 Botox units each ($10/unit), and you get 10 units free ($100 value)CALL NOW! units 2014 Top Doctor in Jacksonville Magazine! Most insurances accepted See page 22Its no surprise that a pet can make a huge di erence in a persons quality of life studies have even shown that pet owners live longer than people without pets. This can One local family is helping to bring a little bit of Aloha spirit to Floridas First Coast. Keawe Smith was born on the island of Oahu, but only lived there for a few years thanks to her fathers service in the Army. My mother cooked local meals, spoke Hawaiian words to us here and there, and would tell us about her days dancing with her hula troupe back in Hawaii, Smith said. Because they moved so frequently, it was di cult for her to really embrace Polynesian culture. After becoming settled in Jacksonville, though, Smith nally began to learn about hula and wanted to make sure her three girlsKalia, 10; Kamea, 7; and Kaiona, 10 monthsgrew up knowing about their Hawaiian heritage. I was always interested in dancing as my mom danced in Hawaii when she lived there, she explained. But I really became interested after having my children and wanting them to know about their Hawaiian heritage. I always remind them of how blessed they are to be learning about their heritage at Motorists driving by might have done a double take as campers at Mandarin Oaks Elementary stepped out of their cars in July wearing untraditional summer attire. Mittens, caps and jackets were worn Winter Wonderland thrills at Mandarin Oaks ElementaryBy Contributing Writer Margaret Rogero-Hastings, Fourth Grade, ELA, Mandarin Oaks Elementary Megan and Nic Driussi take time out for their photograph during the celebrations.on one of the hottest days of summer! Not to worry though, students came in ready with anticipation for Winter Wonderland. With every student in attendance, no one wanted to miss this special day. Each year, Extended Day Director Tamara Dye begins planning for the following summer camp. After a year of planning, ordering and scheduling, the Hula is perfect activity for this familyBy Cassy Fianosuch a young age. Now, Kalia and Kamea not only dance and perform with their mother, but have also been competing for three years at Hoike Hawaii in Orlando, an event that brings dancers to Florida from all over the country. Part of the reason that Smith wanted her daughters to learn hula was to connect with their heritage, but she also wanted them to do something Abbys Angels formed to help seniors keep their well-loved petsBy Cassy Fiano Abbys Angels founder Nancy Cross and friend.be especially true for senior citizens and people living with disabilities, with pets helping to combat loneliness and give much-needed companionship. But what happens when these people are faced with losing their much-loved pets? Thats a scenario that one Jacksonville resident is hoping to keep from happening. Nancy Cross is a lifelong Jacksonville resident with a soft spot for senior citizens and animals. She received her bachelors degree in sociology from Florida State College and has worked for Wyndham Lake Senior Community for 23 years. I have always been fond of senior citizens and loved helping them even at a very young age, so falling into a career that allowed me to do so was such a bonus, she said. I also have a deep love and concern for animals and their welfare. Im an advocate for animal abuse, I participate in the investigation of puppy mills throughout North Florida and I also volunteer for a non-pro t, no-kill animal sanctuary, Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary. She was inspired to begin a new non-pro t organization when she saw an elderly woman standing outside of a Winter Wonderland cont. on pg. 12 Abbys Angels cont. on pg. 2 Hula cont. on pg. 19
Page 2, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Roger D. Robinson Jr., D.M.D., M.S.Michael A. Chanatry, D.D.S Phone: (904) 737-2040 Periodontist@NEFLPerio.com NortheastFloridaPeriodontics.com 3595 Cardinal Point Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32257 Specializing in Periodontics and Dental Implant Services for over 30 years. Harves Moo Ba $50.00 per person, non-refundable Remittance must be received by Oct. 3rd Make check payable to: Noble Enterprises, L.L.C. 10950 San Jose Blvd, Suite 60, Box# 256 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Please Do Not Send Cash nated to the Five Star Veterans Center For information and reservations, please call 262-4621Semi-formalFriday, October 17, 6-10 p.m. Ramada Conference Center at MandarinAn enchanted evening of dining, dancing, & entertainment Dancing to Raise the Roof! National Night Out, an annual crime prevention program, will be observed locally on Tuesday, October 7. Organized and sponsored locally by the Jacksonville Sheriffs Department (JSO), the Ramsgate subdivision will be one of several in the Mandarin area that will participate. Originally held in August, the date was changed three years ago so residents at neighborhood gatherings can enjoy more comfortable weather conditions. The purpose of this event is multi focused: to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, promote police-community partnerships, promote neighborhood camaraderie and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and willing to ght back. For information on participating in National Night Out, please contact the Jacksonville Sheriffs Of ce via coj.net. market holding a sign asking for donations of pet food. With that, Abbys Angels Animal Aide, named after Crosss dog, Abby, was born. Abbys Angels serves to help Jacksonvilles low income senior citizens and disabled residents by assisting them with pet food, supplies and occasional veterinary care. By doing so, Cross hopes that these residents will be able to keep their beloved animals, rather than being forced to surrender them when times get tough. Most of the recipients live solely on their Social Security and not being able to work any longer, cannot make ends meet each month, she explained. I love helping the senior citizens be able to keep their pets and take the burden and stress of the worry of running out of money at the end of the month and having to chose between feeding and medicating themselves or their pet. Currently, the organization uses a storage locker to store the food and supplies and residents are on a regular to semiregular delivery basis. Cross is also working to expand the charity into rural areas, as well as to get Abbys Angels named an o cial 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization. Abbys Angels has also managed to thrive with the assistance of one group in particular, Wyndhams Red Hat group, the Wyndham Wonders. These ladies truly are wondersthey have devoted a tremendous amount of their time and a lot of energy into collecting pet food donations and promoting Abbys Angels, Cross said. Abbys Angels is a new organization, though, and faces a tremendous need to keep their pet pantry full, so that no pet has to be denied food or supplies to maintain their health. For more information or to donate pet food to Abbys Angels Animal Aide, please visit their website, www.abbysangelaide.com.Continued from page 1Abbys Angels
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Opening Ceremonies and festivities begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk o cially starts at 9:00 a.m. at Metropolitan Park in Downtown Jacksonville. The non-competitive, 3.6-mile walk raises funds to support heart disease and stroke research and educational programs in the First Coast area. Brisk walking for as little as 30 minutes a day has proven health bene ts, such as providing increased energy and circulation, as well as reduced risk of heart disease. The Heart Walk is designed to help participants understand this critical message, join with others and generate a renewed commitment to heart-healthy living through walking. The Heart Walk is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit www.FirstCoastHeartWalk.org or call 256-5721. The Mandarin Womens Club will be playing Bingo at their luncheon on Thursday, September 25 as they swing back into action after a long hot summer! It will be at the Ramada Inn, located at 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. The cost of the luncheon is $16, paid in advance, plus $5 for 10 Bingo cards, paid at the door. For where to make reservations and send checks, which must be received by Thursday, September 18, please call Judy at 292-0128. The Mandarin Womens Club is a fun-loving, active bunch, with membership open to all ladies. We o er a variety of activities, including Bridge, Bunco, Mexican Train Dominoes, antique shopping excursions and others. For more information and how to join, please call Suelynn at 571-0730. The Mandarin Garden Club has a busy fall planned! The Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club resumes meetings on Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker is Earl Keller and his topic will be Preparing for a Fall Garden. Meetings are held at the club house on Loretto Road. Guests are always welcome! Crafty Ladies will start the year o with a Dump Salad and Charity Auction on Thursday, September 4 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the club house on Loretto Road. The Mandarin Garden Club will hold its fth annual Craft Fair on Saturday, November 8 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the club house at 2892 Loretto Road. Outside vendor space is available for $35. Please see our website for more details or email Stampthompson@aol.com. Finally, the Trash to Treasure Sale will be held on October 4. The North Florida Acoustic Neuroma Support Group will meet on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Mandarin United Methodist Church, located at 11270 San Jose Boulevard. Please call 287-8132 for additional information. Safe Kids Northeast Florida, led by THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health/Wolfson Childrens Hospital, o ers free car seat inspections and help installing your childs car seat. Conducted by certi ed child passenger safety technicians, the inspections take place at the Safe Kids Buckle Up Inspection Station by appointment only on most Tuesdays. Reduced-cost car seats and booster seats are available. Call 202-4302 for an appointment at the inspection station o Interstate 95 at Emerson or for another location that works for you. Shu eboard is played on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at the 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 includes park days, beach days, monthly socials, playgroups and eld trips to the zoo and museums. For additional information, please email semandarinmoms@ yahoo.com. The Mandarin Council of the JAX Chamber hosts monthly networking events. The Mandarin Councils next lunch meeting is on September 11, 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, September 25 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Save the date for the annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O happening on Saturday, November 15. Learn more about the Mandarin Council and RSVP for these events on their Facebook page or at www.mandarincouncil.org. We live, work and play in Mandarin! 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. Join the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society on Saturday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. for Story Time, presented by a museum volunteer who also works at the Mandarin South Library. This program is ideally for children ages three through six, but please feel free to bring siblings as we read our way through some age appropriate picture books, get active with music and movement and create a fun craft. We do ask that the parent or guardian accompany their child during story time. After the activities, go on a nature walk through the beautiful 10-acre Walter Jones Historical Park and look for manatees at County Dock and brown bunnies near the farmhouse. Mandarin Museum is located in the Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road. For more information, please contact 268-0784 or mandarinmuseum@bellsouth. net or visit www.mandarinmuseum.net. Are you ready to conquer your fear of public speaking? The Mandarin Toastmasters Club meets the rst and third Saturday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Mandarin South Library, located at 12125 San Jose Boulevard. Within this supportive and positive club environment, you are empowered to develop your communication and leadership skillsand have fun doing it! Come see for yourself with a (free) visit on September 6 and enjoy the laughs as we host our annual Humorous Speech contest or on September 20 as we resume our regular meeting format. Please visit mandarintoastmasters.org. 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. Septembers meeting will be held on Friday, September 19 and will feature our book sale as well as Valerie Norton, who will speak Whats New cont. on pg. 4
Page 4, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com From the City Council Members DeskBy Contributing Writer Matt Schellenberg, City Council Member, District 6 Federally Insured by NCUA We want to get to know all the wonderful people who make up our community. Connect with us and you may nd your photo and caption on our Pinterest page! TargetedPromotional Development...DesignedforYourBusiness!NowOeringaComplimentaryMarketingAnalysis! Callustoday! 904.287.7574 450-106StateRd.13N#274Jacksonville,FL32259 PROMOTIONALPRODUCTSTHATLEAVEALASTINGIMPRESSION www.promotionalpresence.com D L F Drews Law Firm(904) 367-8700 www.DREWSLAW.NET4455 Baymeadows Road Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32217 Be Grateful! Michael S. Drews Board Certied in Business Litigation Please join me for a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library. Mandarin News: Usually, in this column I try to give you updates on what is currently happening in Mandarin. Yes, Im still working towards new and/or improved sidewalks on Beauclerc Road, Scott Mill Road, Plummer Grant Road and the southern portion of Mandarin Road. With a gradual approach, I think we might be able to connect neighbors and neighborhoods so we can better enjoy the beauty of Mandarin. Next month, I will give more details about the positive activities and projects in Mandarin, but the mayors budget is currently affecting every resident in Mandarin and I must, unfortunately, spend the rest of the article addressing what I like to call the mayors fantasy budget. City Hall News: As you may know by now, the mayors proposed budget, even with creative accounting, is not balanced. By ordinance, the mayor must submit a balanced budget and for three years in row, he has failed in his duties as the chief executive of the city. The proposed budget borrows $200,000,000 for a variety of projects, some of which, honestly, would be bene cial to Mandarin. But, as the economy still bumps along the bottom and middle-class families battle ever-increasing food, gas and health care costs, now is de nitely not the time to be borrowing money. The mayors budget also raids the emergency about identity theft protection. Visitors are welcome! The September General Meeting of the All Star Quilters Guild will be held on Monday, September 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church, located at 11924 San Jose Boulevard. The program will be on the fabric art of Mola as practiced by the Indians of Central America. Visitors are welcome! For more information, please contact Dot Butler at 642-6574 and visit us at www. orgsites.com/ /allstarquiltguild and www.facebook.com/allstarquilters. The Friends of the South Mandarin Library remind library patrons and friends to vote in the coming election. Consider the proposal to create an independent library district and vote to support libraries. Choosing a popcorn popper to meet the needs of the Childrens Department is on our agenda. We need something bigger and able to ll lots of bags for younger patrons. There are still other items needed in the department and we will review the wish list soon. Consider visiting the Book Club which meets at 1:15 p.m. before the Friends of South Mandarin Meeting beginning at 2:15 p.m. Come for lively book talk and stay to nd out ways to support your local library. These meeting are on the second Thursday of each month in the meeting room inside the library. Meet the Maple Leaf Divers at Mandarin Museum on Sunday, September 7 and Saturday, September 27, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. Dr. Keith Holland and other divers who recovered artifacts from the Civil War shipwreck, The Maple Leaf will be present at Mandarin Museum, located at 11964 Mandarin Road. Currently on display are rarely seen artifacts that represent military items and personal e ects of Union soldiers. Hear about the ship, the archaeological expedition and the artifacts from those who know rst-hand the men who actually went into the dark waters of the St. Johns. For more information, please call 268-0784 or visit mandarinmuseum.net.National Church Residences PSI Mandarin Center, located at 3933 Pritmore Road one block south of Sunbeam Road, will hold a Community Health Fair on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to educate and empower seniors in our community. The fair will feature free health screenings including blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing. There will also be free health resources, giveaways and refreshments. For additional information, please call 268-6511.Continued from page 3Whats Newreserves and uses them for ongoing operations. And thats not all. The mayors budget borrows heavily and uses emergency funds despite the fact that revenues have increased 6.5 percent or $65,000,000 this year. So where is all that extra money going? Unlike your family, the administration is not even trying to live within its means. Spend, Spend, Spend is the motto for this electionyear cycle. The council and I must hold expenses down by ensuring essential services are funded, while pet projects and peripheral services are cut back or eliminated completely. Also, we must employ out-of-the-box thinking to nd new and innovate ways to save money. We have already begun this process in earnest. A case in point: Currently, City Hall spends approximately $70,000,000 a year on health care costs for employees and another $28,000,000 a year for the city-owned UF Shands Hospital, totaling 10 percent of the budget. As chairman of the Health Subcommittee, and after many weeks of detailed review, interviews and discussions, I recommended that the city become self-insured for its employees health insurance. This change will save the tax payers $5,000,000 a year. These massive savings will begin the rst of the year when our current health care contract expires. When I ran for City Council three years ago, I stated that there were many areas where city government could save taxpayers money and this is just one area where I have made a substantial di erence. I will continue ghting to save you money and ghting to ensure City Hall operates as e ciently as you do within your own budget. Please do not hesitate to contact me at MattS@coj.net or 630-1388. I Need a Home!Call for viewing and adoption: 725-8766 DempsyRuggedly handsome Dempsy would make a great wingman. Dont tell him that we told you, but he is also a bit of a mommas boy. His hobbies include playing tug and competing with George Clooney in the looks department. Dempsy needs a home that does not have any other pets, to relax and soak up the love!
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Mayor Brown has put together a sta which has been akin to the Keystone Kops, with the resulting hilarity not bene ting Jacksonville. While Mayor Peyton and his predecessor, John Delaney, had many problems to solve, their administrations seemed more competent than Mayor Browns. So, what to do? Another businessman from outside of city government, a mayor from the current or previous ranks of the City Council or a mayor from political circles? Mayor Brown proved a centrist Democrat can be elected mayor. His positions on keeping taxes low are admirable. But, has he and his sta grown into the administration of a large city? Thats still debatable. With many of the things Mayor Brown advocates, the general public has no idea if he is a Democrat or Republican. Should he be replaced by a Republican just to have a Republican in the mayors o ce? Its hard to tell if that would make any di erence. Jacksonville is equally represented by one Democrat and one Republican in Congress; the mayor needs the ability to work with both of them. The majority of Jacksonvilles Tallahassee representation in Jacksonville is Republican, but our elected Democrats are known for ercely defending Jacksonville as a whole. The race for mayor should come down to who is the best The question for this months column is whether Jacksonvilles next mayor should be a businessperson or a person with political experience. Although your initial response might depend on which candidate youre supporting in 2015, a persons occupation shouldnt be a litmus test for elected o ce because its nearly impossible to predict a potential leaders tness for elected o ce based solely on that persons occupation. Indeed, what a person does for work matters less than the characteristics that person develops along the way. The list of characteristics necessary for success in elected o ce is limitless (and probably depends on context), but there are a few fundamentals. In a representative democracy, we need a leader who can work well with elected o cials, public gures and private citizens. That kind of leader needs core convictions, but cannot be blinded by ideology or partisanship. Such a leader must be able to look beyond the interests of his or her group (e.g., lawyers, Political CommentaryShould the next Jacksonville mayor be a businessman or a politician?By J. Bruce Richardsoncandidate and who will be the most accomplished mayor. Changing parties for the sake of changing parties will satisfy some, but not make Jacksonville a better place to live, work and raise a family. Once the November midterm elections are decided, voters will pay attention to the mayors race and things will heat up. Mayor Brown has at the most six months to prove hes a competent leader. The pension fund x is likely to be a major issue and the current thought of raising taxes to x the problem is not considered kindly in many quarters. Now, it seems former state Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry is the leading candidate for mayor. An accomplished businessman, many think Curry is the answer to Mayor Brown. But, as Curry has no previous experience holding elected public o ce, do we want to go through another training period and hope for the best? For thinking voters, the choice is going to have to be a candidate who can smoothly run city government and make good decisions. At the moment, that choice doesnt seem apparent.J. Bruce Richardson is a longtime journalist and consultant who writes in Jacksonville print publications exclusively for RT Publishing, Inc. He has led projects in Washington as well as Ottawa, Canada, and authors an Internet-based transportation column which is read in more than 60 countries. He lives and works in Jacksonville.Political CommentaryLeadership requires more than a job titleBy David Miltonbusinesspeople, Republicans, Democrats) to make decisions to bene t everybody. That means consulting with knowledgeable people and other interested parties and considering viable alternatives. To discover those alternatives and eventually make the best decision, a leader must include people within his or her inner circle who will challenge assumptions and push the leader to make those best decisions (e.g., Lincolns Team of Rivals). Not only do we need a leader with the skills and willingness to develop strong working relationships, but we need a visionary leader cognizant of the need to invest in us and our city. We need a leader who sees our citys strengths and will emphasize them; who sees our citys potential and will encourage it; and who sees our citys weaknesses and will work to turn them around. We need a leader who sees a role for every resident, who respects every community and who wants to tie the city together without ruining what makes each part of Jacksonville special. We need a leader who encourages enterprise and promotes equal opportunity. We need a leader who knows the importance of scal responsibility and recognizes the necessity of smart investments in our people and our places. On a related note, our city shouldnt be led just like a business. Businesses have one purpose: to make money. And thats ne for businesses. However, some investments a city must make investments in its people (e.g., job training, mental health counseling) and in its places (e.g., libraries, public parks, the St. Johns River) arent always pro table. But that fact alone doesnt mean we shouldnt invest. Pro t and value, though often related, have distinct meanings. Something can be pro table but have no value, while another thing can have value but not be pro table. Jacksonvilles leaders now and in the future must understand this important point and govern accordingly. We need leaders: problemsolvers, not bomb-throwers. If we want the best leadership for our city, its up to us to place the order. Get educated. Get involved. Speak up. Vote. 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 have a chance to pursue his or her American Dream. If you have any thoughts or other comments to share, please email Dave at email@example.com. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919
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The majesty of these still largely wilderness regions is breathtaking. One cannot visit sites like Glacier Bay, Denali National Park and the temperate rain forests and not understand the motivation behind people like John Muir, Stephen Mather, and Teddy Roosevelt. Their common legacy was that they were largely responsible for the creation of the National Park Service. Preservation in general presents innumerable con icts of interest; however, to argue against the preservation of our national parks is a futile endeavor. What a remarkable legacy America has established, behind the leadership of Muir, Mather, Roosevelt and others. Presidents and other highYou make food choices every day. Whole wheat or white bread? A side of French fries or fresh fruit? Eat now or later? Choices about what, when and how much you eat a ect your blood glucose. Understanding how food a ects blood glucose is the rst step in managing diabetes. Following a diabetes meal plan can help keep you on track. Having type 2 diabetes means that your body doesnt control blood glucose well. When blood glucose stays too high for too long, serious health problems can develop. Diabetes can be easy to control with the right balance of medication, diet and exercise, says Wasim Deeb, MD, Baptist Medical Center South Endocrinology. You can delay or prevent kidney, eye and heart disease, and other complications of diabetes. Control carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are foods that have the biggest e ect on your blood glucose levels. After you eat carbohydrates, you blood glucose rises. Fruit, sweet foods, starchy foods (such as bread, potatoes and corn), milk and milk carbohydrates contain carbohydrates. Although carbohydrates are important for health, when you eat too many E Pluribus Unum: Civics for One and AllBy James A. Lee, M.Ed., Ed.D. ABD, Peer Teacher Evaluator, St. Johns County School District, firstname.lastname@example.org leaders attempt to shape their legacies on a daily basis. During the debate regarding the rati cation of the Constitution, Je erson favored limited executive power. As president, however, he made one of the greatest increases in presidential power ever: the purchase of the Louisiana Territory (the constitutionality of which is still debatable to this day). Richard Nixon should have been remembered for his achievements in foreign policy and, surprisingly perhaps, in civil rights and environmental reform. But, Watergate and his resignation completely rede ned his legacy. President Reagan is famously remembered for his demand, Mr. Gorbechev, tear down this wall! George H. W. Bush, the patriarch of a political dynasty, undoubtedly will forever regret and be remembered for his campaign promise, Read my lips, no new taxes. Bill Clinton will forever be remembered for sexual impropriety, despite the fact that he was and is a brilliant politician. Legacy can be tricky and unpredictable regardless of how much we wish to control it. Few of us will have the opportunity to leave legacies as grand as those of a president (and that isnt all bad). Our legacies may be more mundane, but are no less important. Consider the people closest to you your parents and grandparents, your best childhood friend, your neighbors and colleagues. What will your and their legacies be? Can you yet see the development of your childrens legacies? Like those in high position, our legacies are neither ours to entirely determine, nor are they going to be exactly what we wish them to be. Beyond the idea of a personal legacy, I believe we also have a community legacy. Again, consider the intentions of the founders of our country? On September 17, 1787, they approved their and, in turn, our intended legacy in the Preamble of the Constitution, We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Eating with Type 2 DiabetesBy Contributing Writer Kristin Collins, Coordinator, Community Relations and Volunteers, Baptist Medical Center Southat once, your blood glucose can go too high. Better choices are less processed foods with more ber and nutrients, such as 100 percent whole wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice and nonstarchy vegetables. Food and medicine: Insulin helps glucose move from the blood into your muscle cells, where it can be used for energy. Some oral diabetes medications help you produce more insulin or help your insulin work better, so your medications and food plan have to work together. If you take insulin shots, your need to be especially careful to match the amount of carbohydrates you eat with your insulin dose. If you consume too many carbohydrates without adjusting your insulin dose, your blood glucose might rise too high. If you consume too few carbohydrates, your blood glucose might go too low. Your provider or a dietitian can help you match your food choices to your medication. Eat smart: You can manage you blood glucose better if you eat the same amount of food at the same time every day. That keeps your glucose levels stable and helps your medication work best. Physical activity is an important way to control blood glucose, too. Try to exercise at the same time every day. That way you can build the extra calories you need for exercise into your meal plan. Remember to emphasize these healthy foods into your meal plan: Whole grains, such as 100 percent whole wheat bread, brown rice and oatmeal Nonfat or low-fat dairy products, such as nonfat milk and yogurt Lean meats, poultry, sh, eggs, and dried beans and peas Fruits and vegetables By checking your blood glucose one to two hours after eating, you can learn how your food choices a ect your blood glucose. Having a meal plan that you can live will keep you at your healthy best. Mandarin NewsLine is YOUR Community Newspaper! Send us your community email@example.com
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Jim Register Jr, Agent State Farm Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd Ste 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 Sashimi Shrimp New Style | 200+ Styles of Special Rolls Delivery ~ Limited Area~OPEN DAILY~ Sun: noon-10pm; Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm 11531-09 San Jose Blvd. Japanese Restaurant $10 Off SUNDAY ONLYmin. $45Good with coupon only Dine In ONLY 10% Off EVERYDAYwith $5 purchaseGood with coupon only Reserve space for your large groups. Fresh Daily Specials! J J J a p a n n n e e e e e s s s s s e e e e R R R e e s ta u The boards of directors for 121 Financial Credit Union and Duval Federal Credit Union have agreed to merge in late 2014, it was recently reported in a joint announcement from William Braddock, CEO of 121 Financial and Phillip Springer, acting CEO of Duval Federal. The merger is subject to approval by the membership and state and federal regulators. Duval Federal will be merged under the 121 Financial Credit Union brand and will add four branches, 6,300 members and approximately $51 million in assets to 121 Financial. 121 Financial currently has approximately $448 million in assets, 39,100 members and eight branch locations. The combined credit unions will have approximately Pet owners in the Mandarin and NW St. Johns County area seeking natural pet foods, holistic pet remedies and experienced advice on how to best care for the nutritional needs of their dogs and cats now have a local neighborhood source to turn to thanks to the opening of Earth Pets Natural Pet Market. Earth Pets Natural Pet Market is recognized within the greater regional area as North Floridas original holistic pet supply store. Founded in Gainesville with roots going back to 1979, Earth Pets operates to date as an independent family-owned business with deep seeded philosophies based on sourcing stock only from manufacturers and providers whose products are carefully selected, based on adherence to the highest standards of quality, environmental responsibility, sustainability and cruelty-free practices. Earth Pets will never carry kibble, canned, dehydrated or freeze-dried foods that contain corn, wheat, soy or animal byproductsand we dont carry anything consumable that is Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is participating in a special 2014 Smithsonian eventa day designed to encourage people to discover the wonderful museums, big and smallin their own communities. At Mandarin Museum admission is always free, but on Saturday, September 27, visitors will receive the member discount on most museum store purchases. Be sure to come in to the museum to relax in the front porch rockers, have a cup of lemonade and meet Dr. Keith Holland and some of the divers (from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) who found the Union Credit unions to merge160 employees and none of the employee will be laid o as a result of the merger. The merger should have no e ect on the current Duval Federal branches or their 18 employees other than a brand change and the addition of 121 Financial members using those facilities. Duval Federal members will have the convenience of utilizing the nine 121 Financial branches around the area. Combining the assets of Duval Federal and 121 Financial provides a more powerful nancial resource for members of both credit unions, Springer said. From our prospective, it is just a logical t to merge the two credit unions who have similar goals, similar cultures and solid long-term reputations for taking care of members on a personal level, said Braddock. Duval Federal was chartered in 1935 as the credit union for the City of Jacksonville employees. It began with 45 members and $225 in assets. The credit union built its operations over the years by adding other select employer groups, including University of Florida Health Systems and expanded membership to anyone residing or working in Duval County. 121 Financial also started in 1935 under the name of Florida Telco, serving the telecommunications industry in Northeast Florida. In 1990 it expanded its membership to anyone living or working in the 11 First Coast counties. New location for natural pet market Smithsonian Museum Day Live! at Walter Jones Historical Parksourced from or processed in China, said Steve Huber, owner of Jacksonville Earth Pets Natural Pet Market. Located next to Baileys Powerhouse Gym near the intersection of San Jose Boulevard and Loretto Road, Earth Pets-Jacksonville operates within a state of the art pet resort facility, DogTown USA, a 35,000-square-foot facility that features all of the amenities a pet (and its owner) could want, including a grooming station and pet spa, massive indoor park and play area, waterpark and pool, fully-sta ed animal hospital with licensed veterinarians and much more. Earth Pets is thrilled to partner with an organization that cares about pets as much as we do, said Huber. No other facility o ers the quality of pet care that DogTown USA does and now, with the addition of Earth Pets extensive line of superior pet products, it will be a one-stop shop for all your pet needs. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!steamship shipwreck site and brought thousands of Civil War artifacts to the surface. Over 100 of these artifacts are currently on display. This shipwreck site is the only National Historic Landmark in Duval County and it is located at Mandarin Point. The ship was sunk by a Confederate torpedo on April 1, 1864 150 years ago. The historic 1875 Webb farmhouse will be open for tours, as well the Losco Winery and the 1876 Barn, all located in Walter Jones Historical Park. You may view the Wheeler Sawmill and see and learn about chickens at the hen house. Local musicians will entertain you with traditional and original music throughout the day. The farmhouse, furnished with items from the Walter Jones family and period pieces from the early part of the 20th century, allows visitors to visualize what life was like in our then sleepy little village called Mandarin. Life before electricity, before automobiles and paved roads and before indoor plumbing! Life when it was peaceful and quiet and you knew all of your neighbors. Let your imagination take you on a journey back in time as you stroll through the beautiful park. Picture the steamboats coming up the St. Johns and arriving at the wharf with your mail and dry goods and imagine the Maple Leaf buried under the mud of the St. Johns, just around the bend. See what a winery might have looked like and check out the agricultural tools and doctors buggy at the barn. Then walk on out to County Dock and look for shore birds, manatees around the pilings or sh jumping in the waters.Please obtain your free ticket at this website: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ tickets/ and bring it with you. The ticket indicates a two person limit, but since this is always a free venue, we invite you to bring as many people as youd like with your ticket. As a gift for obtaining a ticket for Museum Day Live, you will receive the digital edition of Smithsonian magazine free for one year with no obligation, beginning with the October edition.Walter Jones Historical Park is located at 11964 Mandarin Road and this event will be open on September 27 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.mandarinmuseum. net, or call 268-0784. The semi-annual kids designer clothing sale is scheduled for September 18 to September 20 at 11250 Old St. Augustine Road, in the Hobby Lobby shopping center. This popular sale features new designer clothing for infants and kids up to size 12. The Warehouse Sale started in Jacksonville in 2005 because of a need for more southernstyle clothing not available in the area, even in the higher end retail stores. The original owner contacted several of her favorite clothing companies directly about available inventory and the Boutique Brands at Play-Semi-annual kids warehouse sale coming soon ground Prices concept was born. The commitment to the Jacksonville area has remained and the sale thrives because of the enthusiasm of its customers. The sale focuses on bringing new brand name childrens clothing typically sold at highend boutiques at prices up to 60 percent o and often less than wholesale. While the sale will continue to o er the traditional smocked, appliqued and monogrammed clothing, it has grown to also o er more casual and trendy brands to accommodate additional tastes. A new name: Kids Designer Warehouse Sale Jacksonville will be coming soon to re ect the expanded lines and ownership. The Kids Designer Warehouse Sale is free and open to the public on Friday, September 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. VIP tickets are available for those who wish to come early on Thursday evening, September 18 for $20. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine! Mandarin NewsLineis delivered to you monthly due to our ne advertisers. Thank them with your patronage!Reserveyour space forthe nextCirc. Date: October 1 Deadline Date: Sept. 19886-4919Mandarin NewsLine
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Buttercream and Moonbeams specializes in providing a unique selection of cupcakes, cakes, cookies, hand pies, dessert breads and other baked treats. The bakery also o ers a daily lunch menu that includes soups, salads and sandwiches. Buttercream and Moonbeams is a second career for Johnson, who worked for 12 years as a nurse prior to opening Mandarin Rotary announces their new board of directors and o cers for the 2014-2015 Rotary Campaign. Steve Lazar (last years president) announced the board at the year-end gathering at Deer Creek Country Club. President Rita Story President Elect Ryan Tiedeberg Vice President Ladson Montgomery Secretary Darrell Boyles Foundation Chair Nancy Babineaux Treasurer John Hart Membership Chair Brian RegisterMandarin Rotarys new boardRotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build good will and peace in the world. Mandarin Rotary has been a long-standing organization supporting Mandarin and surrounding communities. Meetings are every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn. Anyone interested in information about Mandarin Rotary, please contact Brian Register at bregister@ insuramerica- .com. The Five Star Veterans Center needs a new roof, estimated to cost $135,000. To begin fundraising for this project, an evening of ne dining, ballroom dancing and entertainment in the Continental Ballroom at the Ramada in Mandarin is planned for Friday, October 17. There will be a large selection of quality ra e items and the proceeds from their sale will be donated to the center for their new roof. The center is the only facility in Jacksonville that currently supports 24 veterans with PTSD and/or Traumatic Brain Injury. The mission includes safe and secure transitional housing, career counseling, meals and reintegration for all post 9-11 homeless veterans in need of assistance to return to independent living. Their website is: www.5starveteranscenter.org The Harvest Moon Ball is intended to support our veterans in a tangible way, says Dr. Aloma Noble, organizer of the event. It is also an e ort to encourage residents of Mandarin and Julington Creek to take advantage of ne dining and dancing more often. It may even generate interest in a dinnerdance club in our community. Noble has a professional dance background. Recently she teamed up with ballroom dancing champion William Brand, also an instructor, wellDancing to raise the roof!respected for his knowledge of all ballroom dances and for his ability to work with individuals, couples, and groups. Their performance in October will highlight the evenings entertainment. Host dancers will be available at the event to dance with unescorted ladies as well as with ladies whose husbands are reluctant to dance themselves. There is an extra fee of $10 (payable at the door) for this opportunity to dance with these stars. Reservations and remittance must be received by October 3. Call 262-4621 for reservations and information. Bakery featuring delicious cupcakes and desserts now open in Mandarinthe bakery. Ive always worked in service-oriented industries and before I became a nurse, I worked in bars and restaurants. Opening my own business has been a dream and Im happy to be able to open a shop here in Jacksonville, Johnson shares. Johnson likes to create cupcakes and treats that are slightly out-of-the ordinary. The bakery features a selection of cupcake avors that changes daily and includes PB and J, Lemon and Lavender, Banana Split, Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel, Vanilla Cream, Chocolate Bliss, Margarita, Apple Pie, Happiness, Triple Chocolate and others. Johnson updates the stores Facebook page daily with featured menu items. The store also o ers childrens birthday parties, where children can frost and decorate their own cupcakes. Lunch options for childrens parties are also available. Opening the business in Jacksonville was just part of Johnsons goal. Im a big believer in supporting local businesses, says Johnson. I have invited a number of small Jacksonville entrepreneurs to display and sell their products in my store. Johnson is passionate about pointing out the impact that even small purchases can make on the local economy. A recent Facebook post reminded readers that diverting just $100 in spending from chain stores to local retailers would add $3 million annually to the Jacksonville economy, in addition to creating thousands of new jobs. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!What would YOU like to read about each month in Mandarin NewsLine?Let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org The Mandarin Community Club dedicated the Billard Commemorative Park in November of 2007. Located at 11642 Brady Road, the original farmhouse 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 Buy a Brick at Billard ParkBy Contributing Writer Lynn CudaMarket 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 di erent 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. got email@example.com
www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 9 NEW PATIENTS ALWAYS WELCOME! 12421 San Jose Blvd, Ste 100 ( 904 ) 292-0195 www.atlasphysicaltherapy.com Mandarin | St. Johns | WGV | Ponte Vedra Golf Posture: What every player needs to knowSaturday, September 13 ~ 10-11:30am FREE ~ must RSVP: 292-0195 Nick DeWit, LPTA, ATC, LAT Certied Golf Fitness Instructor Be a part of our Garage Sale Section! Call (904) 886-4919 for more information.List your garage sale in the October Mandarin NewsLine email: zip code, date, time, and location to firstname.lastname@example.org Why not? We will publicize it for FREE!September 2014 marks a big month of fundraising to support the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) medical programs, with two events open to the public: On September 6, JHS partner Best Friends Animal Society will be hosting Strut Your Mutt in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Humane Society is participating in this event by signing up a walking team. Strut Your Mutt is an annual fundraising dog walk, fun run and festival that culminates in a day of fun for fourand two-legged participants of all ages. Individuals can sign up, walk on and fundraise for the JHS team or support a member of the existing team by making a donation at http://bit.ly/1AOJMMF. One hundred percent of the funds raised by the JHS team will be donated back to the shelter to care for the animals. Best Friends Animal Society supports the Jacksonville Humane Humane Society events for animal medical programsBy Contributing Writer Diana Fox, Jacksonville Humane Society Limo gets along just ne!Society through contributing to medical programs including Kitten University. Kitten University is a facility at JHS that provides medical care and attention to nursing mother cats with underage kittens, as well as abandoned and sick kittens that are not big or strong enough to be adopted. Homecoming Toast to the Animals will be held on Saturday, September 20 in the Terrace Suite at EverBank Field. This event is being co-chaired by Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell and his wife Joelle. Toast to the Animals is an amazing food and wine tasting event, featuring varieties of beer and wine, silent and live auctions, hors doeuvres and desserts. Proceeds from the event will bene t medical programs at JHS including the Big Dog Medical Program to support dogs like Limo. Limo came to JHS in July 2014 with a severe and irreparable injury to his right front leg. Through the Big Dog Medical Program, JHS veterinarians were able to amputate Limos injured leg, ultimately giving him a greater quality of life without pain and su ering. Tickets to Toast to the Animals are $75 and can be purchased by visiting http:// bit.ly/Toast2014. Ra e tickets are also on sale to win the Jacksonville Jaguars Ultimate Experience for Two! The winner will choose between tickets to the Houston Texans (December 7) or Tennessee Titans (December 18) and will receive Club Seats, eld passes, autographed football, Sky Patio Passes (pregame food and beverage) and an EverBank Field tour (at a mutually agreed upon date, not game day). Ra e tickets prices are $5 each or ve for $20. The winner does not need to be present to win. School Board Member Jason Fischer visited the South Mandarin Branch Library on July 17 as part of the Summer Reading Zoo Program. Seventyve customers attended the program presented by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. A message from the St. Johns River Water Management District...During Daylight Savings Time, residential lawn watering is limited to two days per week: Homes with odd number addresses: Wed./Sat. Homes with even number addresses: Thurs./Sun. Nonresidential properties: Tues./Fri.water lessVisit www. oridaswater.comWater for no more than one hour per zone Water only when needed and not between 10 AM and 4 PM
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This is an event that is held each year to raise money for the clubs charity. Each member or group in the club is asked to donate a basket as a prize for the Bingo games. The ladies have so much fun creating their baskets. They spend time shopping and gathering all of the necessary items for their themed basket and then they decorate them with big bows and pretty paper. There have already been comments about the di erent kinds of baskets that are being createda co ee basket with Baileys, a spa basket, a chocolate lovers basket, maybe a cooking basket and even a wine basket and many more. There will be several games of Bingo and cards will be for sale and beautiful baskets as prizes. We would love to have you join us for this fun event and help raise money for the different charities that River City Womens Club supports. In the past the club has given checks to the Mandarin Food Bank, Safe Harbor Maritime Academy, Ronald McDonald House, Duval County Council PTAs Eyeglasses, Hubbard House and other worthy charities. Please call Nardine Koester at 636-7573 for information on attending this event and helping us raise funds for a worthy cause.Fun! Fun! At River City Womens ClubBy Contributing Writer Betty WaldrepThe July 16 meeting of the club was held at the Mandarin Ramada Inn. On this day, the ladies were asked to come dressed in period clothing. It was so much fun to see the ladies, as they arrived, dressed in di erent costumes for di erent decades. After lunch and a brief business meeting, the ladies came forward and presented a fashion show in their period clothing. There were clothing (costumes) from the 1920 and 30s, a lady dressed as an Indian, a cowgirl and a dress from the early 70s. There was even a lady dressed in a Mardi Gras out t and a modern day out t of a beautiful long skirt and a short lime green sweater. There was a poodle skirt from the 50s and a beatnik out t. We also saw a beautiful trendy jumpsuit from the 70s and early 80s disco era. The River City Womens Club is a group of ladies who meet together to have fun and to raise funds for their selected charity of the year. All women are welcome and are encouraged to get involved with their community and to make lasting friendships at the club. If you would like information about the club or want to arrange a visit, please call Nardine Koester at 636-7573 for information or reservations. Life Scout William (Will) Riehl completed his Eagle Project during the last week of June with assistance from some of his fellow Troop 321 Scouts, two troop leaders and a few members of the congregation. Riehl repaired the brick ramp which sunk about an inch over the years, making it dif cult for church members in wheelchairs and walkers to go into the Great Hall. He also repaired a drain and portion of the walkway that was washed into the drain. This project could not have been completed without the business in our community and the support of Home Depot, Tools For a Time and Kasper Architecture. Way to go, Will and Troop 321! River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged was recognized with a seventh Florida Governors Gold Seal Award for Excellence in Long-Term Care. Of the more than 650 nursing homes in Florida, River Garden is the only skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility to earn this distinction seven consecutive times and the only agency in Duval County to ever earn the Gold Seal Award. The two-year award was presented to Marsha Pollock, president of the River Garden Home Board and Loyd Lyle president of the Resident Council by Polly Weaver, Chief of Field Operations for AHCA, the Agency for Health Care Administration. More than 125 people were in attendance for the presentation ceremony. Created in 2002, the Gold Seal Program recognizes Florida nursing homes Local nursing home awarded seventh Gold Seal that demonstrate excellence in long-term care over a sustained period, promotes the stability of the industry and facilitates the physical, social, and emotional well-being of nursing home facility residents. River Garden Hebrew Home has continuously held this recognition since it was created in 2002 by the Florida Legislature. Be sure to see their ad in this issue of Mandarin NewsLine!
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September always reminds me of red apples and freshly sharpened pencils, but it also makes me a little sad with the passing of another summer. I want to thank the people of Mandarin for helping all of us at the Mandarin Branch Library make 2014 one of our most successful summers yet. Here are some highlights of the 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Mandarin Branch Library: 406 customers of all ages registered for the Summer Reading Program with a total of 2,108 Mandarin area children attending 35 Summer Reading programs and activities including Ronald McDonald, MOSH and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The childrens sta presented ve outreach programs throughout the community reaching over 217 children. More than 3,600 books were read as a part of the Summer Reading Program. Five hundred and ninety- ve lunches were served at Mandarin to children ages newborn to 18 from June 10 through August 8 as a part of the Summer Lunch Program sponsored by the Jacksonville Childrens Commission. From June through August, more than 47,000 customers used the Mandarin Branch Library, checking out more than 106,000 books, music CDs, audio books and DVDs. Teen volunteers helped shelve books and submitted original short stories as a part of the Summer Volunteer Program. The Mandarin sta served as a mentor to Jayla Grant who worked at the library as part of Mayor Browns Summer Employment Program. An added bonus came on August 6 with E-library Specialist Donna Peretzman adding classes and appointments each Community support makes summer reading a successBy Contributing Writer Lynne Baldwin, Branch Manager/Senior Librarian, Mandarin Branch LibraryWednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It was a great summer and we really appreciate the support of the Mandarin Community. September is a good time to thank the people of Mandarin for volunteering their time at their local library this summer. A record number of Teen Volunteers at both the South Mandarin and Mandarin Libraries helped customers with computer questions, shelved books and assisted with branch programming. If you are interested in volunteering at your area library, please visit the librarys website at www. jaxpubliclibrary.org for more information. The South Mandarin Branch Library has some exciting programs coming up in September. For kids ages 10 to 14, check out the Graphic Novel Club beginning on Tuesday, September 9 at 4:30 p.m. They will be reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The club will be meeting the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Parents are encouraged to attend Parenting and Family Life @ Your Library, a new community program o ered by the Jacksonville Public Library and UF Duval Extension O ce. The series kicks o on Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. with a program titled School Started and Crazy at Home? Strategies for Balancing Your Time. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, please visit www. jaxpubliclibrary/parenting Teen Programming is starting up again at the Mandarin Branch Library. The Teen Advisory Board is meeting on Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. Please note that that teens ages 12 to 18 can earn volunteer hours for community service as a member of the Teen Advisory Board. On Saturday, September 27 at 12:00 noon, the Teen Department will be hosting a program called So You Say You Want a Revolution How Teens Can Change the World. Join us for a spirited discussion and refreshments. Please contact Don Carpenter at 262-5201 for information about upcoming teen programming. The Mandarin Branch Library Book Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, September 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. Stacey Van Hoy and Patricia Henderson will be leading the lively discussion of the September selection of Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. Please call 262-5201 for more information. Images tell Stories at the Art Club at the Mandarin Branch Library. Join Alison Pulley for the popular after-school art program on September 2, 16 and 30 at 4:00 p.m. The Art Club focuses on art history, fun projects, creative expression and creative thinking. Please contact Alison at 262-5201 for more information about joining the Art Club. Mandarin Sta Book Recommendation: The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of Congratulations to Travis Melamed and Hensy Santiesteban for completing the Summer Reading short story contest and the required ten hours of volunteer service at the Mandarin Branch Library. Both Summer Volunteers are 14 years old and assisted the library staff with shelving, pre-sorting, delivery and completing the send list. those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. It is a great read. Finally, we need your support! Did you know that more than 35,000 customers visit the Mandarin area libraries each month? The Mandarin Branch and the South Mandarin Branch Libraries are essential to the quality of life in this community. Let your voice be heard. Please contact your elected o cials and show your support for your library! You can make a di erence! Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine! Shouldnt your ad be included?886-4919 Mandarins Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community email@example.com Mandarin NewsLine
Page 12, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Back to School Guide Learning LaddersChild Development CenterA Gold Seal Accredited PreschoolLicense # CO4DU0261A Ministry of Mandarin United Methodist ChurchHome of the Pumpkin Patch11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (1/2 mile south of I-295) Now enrolling for the 2014-2015 School Year www.learningladderspreschool.com Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com Art of Dance oers Preschool Ballet/Tap Combo, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Competition Team, Turn and Stretch Art of Dance North 11018-135 Old St Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 32257next to "Wing It"904-262-2217Art of Dance South O County Road 210 105 Natures Walk Parkway St Augustine, Florida 32092Behind McDonalds904-945-6420 Register Now! The balanced approach between academics and community at San Jose Episcopal Day School provides boundless opportunities for every student to learn about themselves and the world around them. Our goal is to help our students uncover the unique passions and abilities that will not only serve as preparation for college, but also establish the foundation for a meaningful life. Come see for yourself why an education at SJEDS 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 Grade7423 San Jose Boulevard 904-733-0352 www.sjeds.org e K3through6 th G ra d de Continued from page 1Winter Wonderlandday arrives with much fanfare. The whole day is a secret and every hour is a new reveal for the campers, exclaims Dye. All students come to camp after receiving an invitation to the event that takes place the fth week. Former campers know there is a great surprise, but they never quite know what to expect. In years past, students have been transported to the Mad Hatters Tea Party and celebrated their own birthday on Happy Birthday to Me Day. Transforming the MultiPurpose Room took over six hours and seven counselors, rolls of paper, cans of paint and lots of glitter. The result? Smiles, enjoyment and a whole lot of fun! While the temperature was increasing outside, campers stayed cool inside with the many surprises in store. To start the day, students watched Frozen and sang in chorus to Let It Go. Di erent ages then progressed to various activities such as indoor snowball games, a penguin obstacle sledding course, snowman keepsakes and gingerbread house construction. In addition to the activities there was also every childs dream a candy bu et! Filled with red and white gumballs, candy canes, gingerbread lollipops, polar bear rings and peppermints, children got to decide what they would like. A paradise to those under the age of 12! As the day came to a close, campers were each given a gift to remember the day by and Dye began planning next years surprise.Reaching out on the rst day of schoolAt San Jose Episcopal Day School, our service learning and outreach programs remind us that we have responsibilities to the world around us. Our students experience what it is to share sustaining faith and love and learn not to take those blessings for granted. Students started the school year in service on August 13, 2014. Sixth graders learned about Church Without Walls, a local ministry created by Mother Beth Tjo at an SJEDS alum that reaches across social boundaries to those who are most often are overlooked, forgotten or rejected. They painted river rocks with messages of hope and love to be distributed during outdoor worship. Fifth graders learned about D.R.A.W. (Disaster Relief At Work) during a Skype session with Greg Martin and created handwritten messages of hope and support for people who are dealing with disasters across the country. And Abner Davis visited with fourth graders to tell the amazing story of the Clara White Mission. They will make placemats to be used during a meal service at Claras at the Cathedral, which helps fund services for local homeless men, women and children. DRAW 112,400 lunches, breakfasts and snacks are prepared for students. 844 buses carry students to and from school. 851 bus routes are traveled throughout the county. 20,000 bus stops are made. 1,200 bus drivers and attendants help get students safely to school. 50,000 miles are traveled by Duval County buses. Back-to-School By the Numbers Everyday, in Duval County Public Schools 280 maintenance workers ensure schools are ready. 920 custodial staff provide clean learning environments. 1,131 food service workers prepare meals for students. 8,138 educators lead classroom instruction. 9,217 kindergarteners experience their rst year of school. 7,674 seniors experience their last year of school.
www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 13 Back to School Guide Open Mondays through Fridays 8:30am 5pm 1631 Race Track Road Suite 101230-7977Most Insurances AcceptedPediatric Associates of Julington Creek, PAOffering care for Infants, Children & Adolescents Mary Ann Garcia, M.D., FAAP Victor Luz, M.D., FAAP Tami Newbern, ARNP Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S. | | Mandarin South Business Center www.nemetzdental.com Julington CreekSan Jose BoulevardRace Track Rd. Loretto Rd.Less than 1/2 mile from Julington Creek N We are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans. The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 571 backpacks lled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 15th annual Backpack Challenge. The backpacks and school supplies collected by the Northeast Florida real estate rm during the campaign were donated to students via Community Connections of Jacksonville, Operation New Hope, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, Inc., R.B. Hunt Elementary School, Hartley Elementary School, St. Augustine High School, Bryan Jennings Elementary School and Clay High School. Every child deserves to begin the school year with a new backpack and the supplies needed for school, said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. A new backpack lled On July 19, Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge hosted its second annual Kids Day Event for the families and children who receive services from the Florida Elks Childrens Therapy Services Program. Florida Elks Childrens Therapy Services provides physical therapy and occupational therapy to Florida children who do not have easy access to these services. These services are provided in the patients home without regard to the ability to pay. The children and families enjoyed everything from a he Timucuan Federation Longhouse of the Native Sons and Daughters announces the kick-o to our 2014 2015 program year. Due to continued growth, this year we will have two orientation/information meetings for parent convenience. The rst will be held on Thursday, September 11 at Fruit Cove Baptist Church, located at 501 State Road 13 in NW St. Elks host fun events for kidsBy Contributing Writer Colette Dispinseri, Mandarin/St. Johns Elks LodgeTribes are forming!By Contributing Writer Brian Quirk, Flaming Arrow, Native Sons and DaughtersJohns County. The second will be held on Tuesday, September 16 at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, located at 4001 Hendricks Avenue. Both meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Native Sons and Daughters program is a parent/ child program which is enhanced by a Native American theme and is designed to create life-long memories. Children ages ve to 12 are eligible to join and all of our activities are age appropriate. Upcoming events include: City Wide Pow Wow, costume bowling and our fall campouts. For more information about our parent/child program, you may contact Mike Bull Horn Moose Russell at RecruitmentChief@timucuan.org or send your questions to info@ timucuan.org or visit our website at www.timucuan.org.Realty group collects record number of backpacksBackpacks were delivered to The Bridge of Northeast Florida.with school supplies is a wonderful gift providing the tools every student needs to begin a successful school year. During the campaign, backpacks and school supplies were collected at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty o ces throughout Northeast Florida. The backpacks were purchased for students in kindergarten through grade 12 and lled with school supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, erasers and spiral notebooks. For many children, having a new backpack and school supplies gives them a sense of pride and boosts their con dence and self-esteem, said Christy Budnick, executive vice president of residential real estate. We truly appreciate the support and donations we received from our team and the community during the Backpack Challenge. Our team members have the biggest hearts. cookout to snow cones, cotton candy, face painting, a water slide and so much more. Brooks Adaptive Sports was on hand to provide information about their many programs available to these children. The Wheelchair Basketball Team provided an inspirational demonstration. It was a wonderful day had by all and to see the joy and smiles on the faces of the children was just priceless. For more information about the Mandarin/St. Johns Elks lodge please visit: www. facebook. com/Mandarinelks2866 or www. elks.org/ lodges/home. cfm?lodge=2866 If you would like more information about the Florida Elks Childrens Therapy Services Program please visit: www.Floridaelks.org.
Page 14, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Back to School Guide BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATESof Northeast FloridaMOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED.904.646.0054www.biofeedbackassociates.com The American Academy of Pediatricians has given neurofeedback the highest grading of effectiveness for ADD/ADHD. Provides a non-drug approach for diagnosing and treating ADD/ADHD and is based on research that has been widely replicated all over the world. ADD/ADHD without MEDICATIONSOther benets include: completed The Fall 2014 Designer Childrens Clothing Sale 11250 Old St. Augustine Rd. (Hobby Lobby & Publix Plaza, near I-295) Sale g g All items are NEW! Girls & Boys, sizes infant to 12. 40% to 60% off your favorite boutique brands, dressy and casual!Friday, September 19th 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 20th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. JDC Educational Enterprises, IncLending a Helping Hand to Families Specializing in reading, language arts, writing, social studies, and study and organizational skills for grades K-12.Deborah Hansen (904) 568-0786 Accepting New Patients! 8355 Bayberry Road Jacksonville FL 32256 (904) 733-7254Most Insurance Plans Acceptedwww.setzerandcochran.com Mark Spivaks Institute &Dance Extension R Visit our website for schedule & Forms | www.markspivak.com 774 N SR 13 Located half mile from Publix 106 Julington Plaza Corner Racetrack & Flora BranchMandarin 3740 San Jose Blvd. One Block North of Crown Point Oering Outstanding Dance Instruction For All Ages For 3 Decades! As summer break comes to a close, the Jacksonville Sheri s O ce is encouraging parents to spend some time talking with their children about back to school safety issues. Traveling to and from school. There is no right age for kids to start walking or biking to school alone or with a friend. Each family needs to consider the maturity of their child, how many busy streets have to be crossed and if these streets have lights or crossing guards. Please visit http:// tinyurl.com/jsobicyclesafetybrochure for bicycle safety materials including, Ten Smart Routes to Bicycle Safety. Being home alone. A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone after school. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Dont let a stranger inside the house. Its a good rule, but should be reworded. Kids expect strangers to be scary looking when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. Explain to them exactly who are the trusted adults in your world. Have very speci c conversations about what is permitted and not permitted by you: Mrs. Smith will be picking you up after practice today and dropping you at home. She is the only person I want you to get a ride from unless you and I talk rst. Youre not to go back out until I get home from work. Text or call me to tell me youre home from practice. There are a few rules parents need to teach a child who is left home alone: Keep all doors closed and locked: Instead of telling kids not to let a stranger in, the real rule needs to be: Keep the doors closed and locked at all times. Instead of lling your childs head with donts simply tell them to keep all the doors to the outside (including the garage) closed and locked. If someone comes to the door, your child can communicate with this person through the door. They should not tell the person at the door who is home and who is not. My dad cant come to the door right now, sorry is preferred to My dad isnt home. If the person wont Mandarin resident Hannah Carolan, daughter of Sean and Heather Carolan, is a recent graduate of Julia Landon College Preparatory Middle School and a future ninth grader at Stanton College Preparatory School. She was recently named as a 2014 Brine National Middle School AllAmerican and represented Florida at the 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic held in Boyds, Maryland, from June 30 through July 3, 2014. The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top-ranked high and middle school lacrosse players in the country to one venue, where regional teams compete to become the 2014 national champion. For additional details, visit www.nationallacrosseclassic.com. Back-to-School safety tipsBy Contributing Writer John Rutherford, Sheriff, Duval Countyleave, your child should be instructed to call 9-1-1 and report a suspicious person at their door. Have a check-in time: Another thing parents should ask their child to do is call and let a parent or guardian know that he/she has arrived home safely. Set a consistent time for the child to call you (or email/ text, if allowed) each day. Give him/her 10 minutes (plus or minus to allow for a slow bus) or any other event that might occur and disrupt the schedule. You can start to worry if he/ she doesnt meet this deadline. Find a trusted neighbor who is usually home around this time. If the parent cant be reached, make sure the child knows to call this person to check in. Grandparents can provide an excellent assist to parents and might welcome a call from a grandchild to say he/she is home from school. Have a plan: Parents need to remember that kids who are home alone are much more likely to encounter dangers such as re from burning popcorn or falling down the stairs than being abducted by a stranger. It is Back to School Tips cont. on pg. 15Mandarin resident plays in 2014 Brine National Lacrosse Classic Bus Stop = Must Stop!Please drive carefully near bus stops!
www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 15 Back to School Guide Community. Character. Competition. Jacksonville Youth Soccer Club is NOW REGISTERING players of all ages for the 2014 Fall Season! To learn more about what the club has to oer your player and family, please log onto our website www.JYSC.com or email JYSCinfo@gmail.com We are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans. facebook.com/264KIDS 904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM ZOO THEMEDPEDIATRIC DENTAL OFFICES! COME VISIT OUR TWOCONVENIENT LOCATIONS! Dr. ROBERT Weaver Fall Season Has Begun! To Register, visit academyofdancejax.com12276 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 613 (Across from Zaxbys)880-2275academyofdancejax.comAges 2 Adult The smell of freshly-applied sunscreen assails the nose of anyone walking by the living snake made of white, orange and green. It moves rhythmically, progressing through its brick enclosure to the sound of a reverberating beat. However, this beast is completely human. Its the Mandarin High School Mustang Band, on their way to practice. Once the snake hits the black tarmac lot, it breaks into approximately 125 parts, each with their own job, spot and role in the bandbut while the band is made of individuals, it functions like a single organism. At least, it does by the end of the season. The group endures the hot tarmac, blazing Florida sun and endless repetition in order to make the shows that are showcased at MHS football games. And that is why very important that the family has a plan and knows how to react to di erent situations that may occur, including household emergencies. Run practice drills and make sure your child does not hesitate or deviate from the plan that you have enacted. Rules for internet use: Children need to know what is OK to do until mom or dad get home and what is not. Getting started on homework, letting the dog out, having a snack, what friends can come over, what websites they can visit and which are o limits. These are decisions and rules that a parent or guardian should discuss with the child and decide on, before school begins. There can be structure to a childs afternoon, even if no one else is home, leaving less opportunity for an unsupervised child to get into trouble. Remind your children that family business, including your address and phone number, is not appropriate for the internet and they should be mindful of the content posted to social media sites.it lasts forever! Does Jacksonville have a curfew? Yes! And it is enforced throughout the year. A curfew applies to persons under 18 years of age. The curfew is 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. A person under 18 is exempt if he or she is: 1. With a parent or guardian or other person 18 or over who is authorized by the parent to have control over the child, 2. At or going to or from a job, school or church function, 3. Attending an event open to the public and supervised by adults and beginning no later than 10:00 p.m. 4. In an area immediately adjacent to his or her residence 5. Running an emergency errand. Truancy: In addition to the curfew law, the city of Jacksonville abides by Florida State Statute 232.19 regarding truancy and the penalties regarding the mandate for school attendance by children, ages six to 16 years of age. Parents and children are subject to penalties for truancy under this law. Finally, middle school-aged children are falling victim to the lie that fake weed cant hurt them. Please be vigilant about this issue! K-2, Spice, Molly and other synthetic drugs can be deadly. Through our partnership with the North Florida High Intensity Drug Tra cking Area program, weve obtained federal funding to produce two commercials regarding synthetic drugs. Please watch these commercials with your tween and teenager: http://tinyurl.com/jsobigfatliepsa and http://tinyurl. com/jsomotherofvictimpsa. More safety tips can be found under the Community Education Brochures and Videos section on www.jaxsheri org. I hope you will share this information with your children as you see appropriate. I wish everyone a safe and happy 2014-2015 school year!Mandarin Mustang Band already hard at workBy Contributing Writer Duncan Adkins Mustang Band marching in two by twos. Photo by D. Reed.youll see a mass of bodies scattering across the band lot on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year. So as you drive down Greenland, give them a look and know theyre doing it for the show. Check for upcoming events, competitions and games on our website at mandarinband.com. 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Page 16, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Fly to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad and your passport will be stamped: Bon Bini! Welcome to Aruba: One Happy Island...perfect for a visit!By Contributing Travel Writer Debi Lander, www.bylandersea.comAruba One Happy Island. That slogan has become the mindset of the Caribbean isle. On Aruba, visitors are warmly received, encouraged to relax on white-sand beaches, laze in 80-degree temperatures and meet some of the warmest people in the world. The island lies 15 miles north of Venezuela in the tropical waters of the southern Caribbean. The location becomes strategically important because it places the destination just below the hurricane belt, making the climate dry and eliminating the chance that major storms will disrupt plans. Aruba is small, just 19.6 miles long and six miles across, assuring ease of transportation. While Dutch is the o cial language, English and Spanish are widely spoken. Papiamento, the local language, mixes Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French, English and African dialects. The Aruban orin is the o cial currency, but the American dollar can be used everywhere. First impressions often come from the Fofoti trees near the airport, the uno cial island mascots. Typically, windy breezes stir the air and the constant trade winds sculpt the trees into graceful, southwesterly bending forms. Look for them all over the isle. A Jeep or ATV tour along the northeast coast or windward shore showcases a totally di erent side of Aruba. The contrast from the Palm Beach hotel area was so dramatic, I almost felt I was no longer in the Caribbean. The outing rambles through arid hills, immense cactus elds and some of Arubas most striking views of the ocean crashing against the rugged shoreline. The safari tour stops amid sandy dunes at the California Lighthouse, although the structure is no longer safe to climb. Then, it continues to bump along the rutty coastal road passing a magni cent golf course and onto rocky shores. Youll see tiny shermen shacks scattered near the seacoast. They arent much to look at, but add an authentic feel. One of the most popular things to do is build a rock cairn, a miniature wishing rock pile or statue to mark ones personal passage through the area Jeeps also stop by the lovely Alto Vista chapel, built by Spanish missionaries and stone ruins of the old Burhiribana gold mines. My tour drove on to the once famous, coral limestone Natural Bridge, which collapsed in 2005. Parts of the natural wonder still remain and the views are photo worthy. A visit to the Natural Pool followed; a circle of rocks and volcanic stone full of colorful sea life. Here, youll have the option to take a dip. The day culminated with the climb of the Casibari Rock formations. Other activity choices include the Aloe Museum and Factory, the Butter y Farm and, of course, shopping til you drop. In 2000, United States Customs built a new state-of-theart building for United States only departures. Many ights pre-clear United States immigration and customs in Aruba, a boon for those traveling to the States. Arubas popularity has remained constant, due not only to sun, sand and sea, but also to the hospitality and friendliness of its people, safety, political stability and variety of activities, nightlife, shopping and dining. No wonder Aruba, One Happy Island, remains the most revisited destination in the Caribbean. Advertise inMandarin NewsLineIts good for business!886-4919 Mandarins Family Friendly Community Newspaper!Check out each issue to see someone you know! Share your community firstname.lastname@example.org Mandarin NewsLine Phoenix Thrift Shoppe904-292-1055www.phoenixthriftshoppe.com 10029 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32257 Mon-Sat ~ 10am-6pm $2 off $10 o morEXP 9/30/14
www.MandarinNewsLine.com September 2014 Mandarin NewsLine, Page 17 Faith News Sa Jua Del Rios 8 Annual Shoers Holiday Expo Great Gift Ideas and Crafts Galore!! Admission is Free ... Everyone is welcome! 11730 Old St. Augustine Rd. Jacksonville, Florida 904-268-5422ST. JOSEPHS CATHOLIC CHURCH Main Church MassSaturday5:30 p.m.Sunday Vigil Sunday8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noonReconciliationSaturday4:30 p.m.Marian Center You may also call the ofce for an appointment, 268-5422Historic Church Mass in Polish10:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each monthMass in PortugueseSunday6:00 p.m.Mass in SpanishSunday8:30 a.m. Thursday7:00 p.m.Traditional Mass in LatinSunday11:15 a.m.Daily MassMonday-Saturday8:00 a.m. (During the school year, Friday Mass is in the Main Church at 8:15 a.m.) Tuesday and Thursday6:00 p.m. Concerns about your drinking water?Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 Years. Straight answers No high pressure. 262 0197 3760 KORI RD. Lic. #W-32 y o u C all the W ate r T reatmen t C ompany J acksonvill e h as trusted f or over 2 0 Years. S Call the Water Treatment Company Jacksonville has trusted for over 20 years. Cindys Cuts9735 Old St Augustine Rd #21 (Across from Big Lots) Cindy Maule (904) 260-7071Owner of Cindys Cuts for 10 years. 30 years experience. C (9 Ow f o r ex Janice Vincent (904) 923-8455Specializes in color and highlights.JoAnn LoSchiavo (904) 403-7803Specializing in mens haircuts. d d y y s s s C C C C C C C u t s Barber Wanted! Barber Wanted! $5 off 1st time cuts Medicare Questions? Turning 65?Please call me I can help.George Guimond Licensed Insurance Agent(904) 563-2636 Freedom Christian Fellowship is facilitating Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University (FPU) on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 3. The cost for the FPU Lifetime Membership Curriculum is $98. For more details, you may log onto www. daveramsey.com/fpu/ Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. Please call 268-2244 for additional information. The Mandarin Church of Christ located at 12791 Old St. Augustine Rd. is hosting a Health and Wellness Clinic on Saturday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Registered nurses will be on hand to screen for diabetes, hypertension and give blood pressure checks. There will also be a doctor of chiropractic who will be performing spine checks and scoliosis screenings as well as a registered pharmacist to answer questions and dental hygienists to check and provide information on preventative oral health. There will also be additional health services provided the day of the clinic such as health coverage counseling, nutritional advice, exercise and Christian and family counseling information. This is part of the churchs Community Outreach program and their mission to serve the local community and show they care about their physical as well as their spiritual needs. There Believe it or not, navigating the Jacksonville Jewish community can be a little intimidating/daunting. What with all the acronyms (JFJ, JCA, JJC, JFCS, JFNF, MJGDs, TAJ, etc.) our newcomers and even some locals, need a class in deciphering Lifetree Caf has partnered with the Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin and Hope Lutheran Church, located at 9570 Philips Highway in the Southside, to collect gently used clothing and camping gear for distribution to the homeless in our community. Homelessness isnt just a problem in other areas, says Lifetree representative George Treiber. Its a signi cant problem right here in Jacksonville. Lists of the most needed items are available at Lifetree Caf and at our collection partners locations. Lifetree Caf is serving as a collection center for its own community. Donors are encouraged to stop by the Mandarin Senior Center on Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. to leave is no need to make a reservation; the clinic will be come as you are for men, women and children of all ages. For additional information, please call the church o ce at 268-2778 or email mandarin_secretary@ yahoo.com Freedom Christian Fellowship is o ering the support groups DivorceCare for adults and DivorceCare for kids, aged ve to 12 on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning September 21. DivorceCare groups are led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because weve been in the same place. Well show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce. Freedom Christian Fellowship is located at 3423 Loretto Road in Mandarin. For additional information, please call 268-2244. Members of the public gather weekly 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. You will meet friendly people and share experiences, opinions and stories about the topic of the week in a small, intimate setting. Admission and refreshments are free. Your thoughts are welcome; talk if you like or listen if you prefer. Take a break, join the experience and enjoy the conversation. During September, we will discuss: September 2: Simplify Your Life: How a Hollywood millionaire walked away from it all. September 9: How to Sni out a Scam: Practical tips for giving wisely. September 16: What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know: The conversations no one is having. September 23: Sign Here: What your handwriting says about you. September 30: My Son is Gay A couples journey with their sons announced homosexuality. (A Lifetree Caf Classic) Lifetree Cafe is held one Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Senior Center, located at 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin. Find out more about topics and location from the MandarinNewsLine online calendar entry or call George Treiber at 7310731. The Mega Challah Bake, a joint project of the Chabad Centers on the First Coast, will take place on Thursday, September 18 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Chabad Center Mandarin, located at 10129 Haley Road. Take home a customized apron, kneading bowl and fresh Challot! RSPV is required, covert $15 until September 7, when the price increases to $18. For additional information, please email megachallahbakejax@ gmail.com.Jewish Java on the goBy Contributing Writer Isabel Balotin, Director, Shalom Jacksonville the di erences among our local Jewish agencies. Shalom Jax to the rescue! Shalom Jacksonvilles Jewish Java continues to be a very popular program and the entry point for our new friends to connect to and learn about our community. For the past few years, our group has enjoyed meeting representatives of the di erent Federation partner agencies. This year, we are taking it a step further and actually visiting the agencies, meeting the sta s and taking mini tours. In addition, our partner agencies have graciously o ered to host refreshments for our Java group. Our rst stop on Wednesday, September 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., will be River Garden Senior Services, located at 11401 Old St. Augustine Road, where we will learn about the scope of services it provides our entire community and meet some of its dedicated sta River Garden will host a kosher bagel and lox brunch for all in attendance. We will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the River Garden lobby. Please feel free to invite your friends and new neighbors; however, we must have your reservation in by August 29. Please contact Isabel Balotin at 448-5000 x 206 or email@example.com. If you wish to learn more about our community, please contact Federations Shalom Jacksonville. Next stop: Wednesday, October 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: JFCSJewish Family and Community Services.Lifetree Cafs nationwide aim to help the homelesstheir donations and participate in a Lifetree program. Admission to each 60-minute Lifetree event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Additional collection centers and times are: Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Road in Mandarin, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 9570 Philips Highway in the Southside, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Lifetree Caf is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual co eehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to George Treiber at 731-0731 or gtreiber.HopeJAX@ gmail.com. Everybody reads Mandarin NewsLine! 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Garage SaleSeptember is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. There are 44,000 children receiving treatments for cancer each year in the United States and many more that are in remission with the hopes they have nally beaten this nasty disease. Here in the Jacksonville area, kids with cancer are receiving treatments at Wolfson Childrens Hospital, Nemours Childrens Clinic and UF/Shands Proton Therapy Center. And over 100 children are in the wonderful care of PedsCare, a pediatric palliative care division of Northeast Florida Hospice. All of these kids are courageously facing the treatments, doctor visits, surgeries and side e ects and trying to live their lives as normally as possible. And it is amazing how the little things can bring a smile to their faceslike receiving a custom made pillowcase that re ects the things they love. ConKerr Cancer is a nationwide charitable organization that focuses solely on bringing smiles to kids facing cancer or other lifechanging illnesses through the gift of a bright, cheerful, fun pillowcase, made by someone in their community. It is a simple thing when you consider the enormous challenge of beating cancer, but it has an immediate positive impact. It is amazing to see the smiles on the faces of the kids who receive these pillowcases, as well as the joy it brings to their parents when seeing that smile. Some of the children will refuse to sleep on any other pillowcase because it is so special to them. The Jacksonville chapter of ConKerr Cancer delivers about 150 pillowcases each month to all four of the centers/organizations listed above. They rely on the generosity of community members to make this happen. Volunteers who love to sew can design and sew the cases. Volunteers who dont know how to sew can learn quickly, since a pillowcase is the rst project in most sewing classes and is very simple to do! We have Girl Scout troops and church youth groups learn this skill while completing a community service project. Volunteers who have no inclination to sew can Bring a smile to a child who needs one!By Contributing Writer Leslie Warnerpurchase the bright fun fabric that is needed to keep this supply of pillowcases going. And of course, money is always welcomed to fund the purchase of additional fabric. We often dont have enough fabric to supply all those who are willing to sew! Each September, ConKerr Cancer sponsors their Miles of Pillowcase Smiles event with a nationwide goal of collecting 44,000 pillowcases one for each child receiving treatment. Our goal in Jacksonville is to collect 600 in September. The Jacksonville QuiltFest in late September provides an opportunity for festival visitors to sew pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer and we need lots of fabric to support this e ort! If you are interested in volunteering in some way or want to nd out more about how you might use this as a community service opportunity for your church, youth group or womens group, please contact Jacksonville Coordinator Leslie Warner at case4smilesjax@comcast. net or 230-9485. You can learn more about ConKerr Cancer at www.Conkerrcancer.org.
Page 20, Mandarin NewsLine September 2014 www.MandarinNewsLine.com Inc.Since 1981 Carpentry 260-4820 The 69th gardening year for Mandarin Garden Club is about to begin! September is when all the new activities start. After a long, lazy summer and a very successful $1.00 Clothing Sale, it will be great to gather our members together and start circle meetings and programs again. Our club wishes to thank the community for attending our $1.00 Clothing Sale on August 8 and 9. The sale was held two days this year and it was a big hit. After the sale, 36 large bags of clothing that didnt sell were contributed to di erent causes in the Mandarin Community. The next $1.00 Clothing sale will be held on March 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Anyone with an interest in our gardening programs or joining the club are always welcome as a guest at our circle meetings. The three daytime circles begin their meetings at 10:00 a.m. The night circle, Live Oak, meets at 7:00 p.m. The clubhouse address is 2892 Loretto Road. Following are the upcoming guests for each circle: September 11, Magnolia Circle: Program, Herbal Skin Care by Becky Bathen, Master Gardener September 16, Dogwood Circle: Program, Veggie Gardening by Earl Keller, Master Gardener September 17, Junior Gardening begins. They meet at Its a fairly common theme amongst gardeners the search for those true blues that are relatively rare in the plant kingdom. Pink, orange, red, yellow and a multitude of shades in between are comparatively easy to nd, but not so many blue owers. Interest in a blue rose, for example, can be dated from an Arabic author, Ibn Al Awwam, writing on agriculture in the 12th century, when a gardener would have simply dyed a white rose by introducing color into the root system. Nowadays so-called blue roses are more likely to be lilac or some similar shade. There is one unique blue rose, however, developed by introducing a gene for delphinidin, a primary plant pigment, along with two other genetic alterations. Apparently this still produces a rose more strictly lilac, but there is the potential to make it a true blue, if the developer can only modify the pH of the rose! Getting back to basics, for spring-blooming true blues try blue-eyed grass ( Sisyrinchium angustifolium ) and the earlier bulb, star ower ( Iphieon uni orum Rolf Fiedler), both of which are low-growers, lovely near the front of a border. Summertime blues include lily of the Nile ( Agapanthus africanus ) and the large shrub Vitex agnescastus or chaste tree, which is a superb insect attractant. If a smaller shrub is needed, try Caryopteris x clandonensis var. Longwood blue, which bees also love. Mophead hydrangeas like Nikko blue will only reliably produce blue owers given a soil pH of 5.5 and below. There are a number of salvias that t the bill, including two hardy cultivars of Salvia guaranitica, black and blue and the paler Argentina skies. The native S. azurea is a later Mandarin Garden Club celebrates 69th yearBy Contributing Writer Betty Waldrepthe club at 4:30 p.m. September 18, Cherokee Rose Circle: Program, Cultural Signi cance of Flowers by Drew Rose Warrener, Master Gardener September 25, Live Oak Circle: Garden Tour of Tess Hart-Rosss Garden (This is the night circle with a 7:00 p.m. start time) On September 4 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Crafty Ladies will kick o their new year with a Dump Salad Luncheon and Charity Auction. The ladies have chosen the Wounded Warrior Project as their charity to support this year. This is a group of ladies who gather every Thursday afternoon at the clubhouse to use their creative abilities to form friendships and make items for the Craft Fair, Meals on Wheels, decorations for our two general meetings and annual meeting and work tirelessly to raise funds for their chosen charity. If you love crafting and want to have fun and form friendships, please join our Crafty Ladies on Thursdays. Our members always look forward to Game Day. The Game Day Group meets on September 23 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. They play Mexican Train, have snacks and form lasting friendships. If you love games, you are invited to stop by, watch awhile and join the club if you want to be a part of this group. They meet every month on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Before we know it, it will be pumpkin time and fall will be here. The big Trash to Treasure Sale that the club has every year is scheduled for October 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us to nd your treasures! The clubhouse will be lled with any kind of treasure you can think of. The Craft Fair at the club is November 8 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. There are still spaces available for vendors outside for $25. The inside spaces are lled. Please call Marvine Thompson at 262-0520 or 7084976 for more information or to reserve your space. You can go to www.mandaringardenclub.org for information on any of our events or for information on joining the club. Information is also available by calling 268-1192. We would love to have you join us at Mandarin Garden Club. Happy September and Happy Gardening!Gardening: Summertime bluesBy Contributing Writer Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale with Duval County Extension, University of Florida/IFASbloomer, with a rather gangly habit, so to enjoy its beautiful sky-blue owers just deal with its failings by either staking it or planting it amongst sturdier things to keep if from opping. Other perennial north American natives to try are Baptisia australis, or blue false indigo, and amsonias, either A. hubrichtii (bright blue) or A. tabernaemontana (lighter blue). Both amsonias have ne foliage which turns a pretty yellow in the fall. The delphinidin gene, as you may guess, is present in delphiniums, which range from white through pale blue to the deepest blue. They are a little di cult here, but if planted out as soon as they become available they can be beautiful come spring. Since the ower spikes are tall and top heavy they really need staking, so they arent for those of us who are minimally inclined to fuss. Perhaps an easier relative to try is the shorter annual larkspur, Consolida ajacis A range of colors is available which includes some good blues and seeds can be sown in the fall. With August and September upon us you dont need to be reminded that the fall vegetable garden needs some attention. Now would be a good time to use some compost, preferably home-made, or well-rotted leaf mold, to beef up your soil. The more humus, the better. We can still plant some of the warm season vegetables; try a few of your favorites, referring to the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (http://edis.ifas.u .edu/ vh021), but make sure you have a plan in place for cool season veggies. I love broccoli and after harvesting the main head I leave my plants to grow side shoots, tender miniatures resembling the main crop, for weeks afterward. Such an easy bonus. Mandarin NewsLineYOURCommunity Newspapereditor@mandarinnewsline.com Many home cooks report washing raw chicken as part of their food preparatory work. Now health o cials are urging people to stop this process because it could be contributing to unnecessary illnesses. It is believed that up to 80 percent of food poisoning cases are related to contaminated chicken. Raw chicken may be rife with any number of bacteria, including the harmful campylobacter bacteria, which is known to cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Experts say it can lead to more signi cant health problems as well. Rinsing chicken in the sink can spread this bacteria to the surface of the sink, nearby dishes, countertops and other Did you know? Washing chickenkitchen surfaces. The bacteria can then cross-contaminate other foods. To prevent food poisoning from contaminated raw chicken, always cook chicken to the correct internal food temperature for poultry, which is 165 degrees F. Thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces and cookware that has been used to prepare raw chicken. After handling raw chicken, be sure to wash your hands in warm, soapy water. 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Weekly video seminar and group discussion. Art of Marriage Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. begins September 3Couples join us for an interactive workshop to build or enrich your marriage Gods way!Group Fitness (Ages 10+) Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. begins September 2FREE workout! A combination of calisthenics, personal training, cardiovascular, and agility drills. Bring a mat and water bottle!Free Childcare Available email: classes @cfcjax.com or call 262-3000 Offered by Christian Family Chapel A large group voracious eaters had a whole bunch of fun pigging-out on Saturday, July 26 at the seventh annual Healing Hands Rib Eating Contest hosted by the original Woodys Bar-B-Q on University Boulevard. The contest was for the bene t the First Coast Child Protection Team, along with a silent auction with items o ered by over 33 area businesses and individual donors. $10,000 was donated during the Pig-Out. This year the contestants were cheered on by Jaxson DeVille of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who undoubtedly was the life of the party, particularly when he kicked up his heels and danced to the band during the after-contest celebration. It was a valiant e ort by each On Saturday, July 12, 15 Mandarin Rotarians picked up their hammers and saws and went to town (literally). As one of our many local volunteer projects, we completed the construction of a new handicap ramp for Ms. Chapman in Downtown Jacksonville. The ramp will allow her access in and out of her house so she can get out and about. This is one of many service projects Mandarin Rotary participates in on an an-Pig-Out held in support of First Coast Child Protection TeamBy Karl Kennellcontestant, gnawing on giant St. Louis style ribs, right down to the bone. To the dismay of all those licking their ngers after attacking their smoky slabs of ribs, a new record was being set. John Bello set the new record of 22 ribs in ve minutes. Think about it22 ribs is two full racks! Or in simple terms, one heck of a lot of ribs! Travis Oliver made a heroic e ort to keep up, but the best he could do was pull into second place with 18 ribs. Woodys Bar-B-Q Director of Marketing Tammy Poudrier described their choice of charity for this years Pig-Out by saying, We have chosen to bene t First Coast Child Protection Team for the past two years because Woodys feels we have made a real and concrete step to help them protect our childrenchildren right here where we live. The First Coast Child Protection Team rescues children from physically abusive home situations. Their mission is, To promote the safety and wellbeing of Floridas children by providing medically led multidisciplinary assessment services for children suspected of being abused or neglected. The Jacksonville Team serves Duval, Putnam, St. Johns, Baker, Nassau and Clay Counties. Valerie Stanley, assistant director of the First Coast Child Protection team said of the event, We are grateful for the annual Pig-Out fundraising e ort. We are humbled and honored that First Coast Child Protection Team was chosen for this generous assistance. What can I say about the contest? participant Pat Pollizzi asked. Other than it was the perfect opportunity for to get together and pig-out on barbeque and still get credit from our better halves for doing a good thing!Mandarin Rotary builds handicap rampBy Contributing Writer Ladson Montgomery, Vice President, Mandarin Rotarynual basis as part of our giving back to the community. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world. Mandarin Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Ramada Inn. 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List your garage sale in the October Mandarin NewsLine email: zip code, date, time, and location to email@example.com Why not? We will publicize it for FREE! It seems the rain just keeps on coming. We have had higher than normal rainfall over the winter, over the spring and now well into summer. The rainfall has kept salinity levels extremely low in recent months which has been making it di cult for many saltwater species of sh to inhabit our areas of the St. Johns that we would normally expect at this time of year. Shrimp are one of those species. Traditionally August is the month that you can expect the annual shrimp run to begin to peak, but this years abundant rainfall has everyone wondering if we can expect much of a run at all. The past couple of years the shrimping in the river has been poor to nonexistent because of early heavy tropical rainfall. The previous few years before then we experienced a shortage of signi cant rainfall that contributed to some of the best shrimping we have had in decades. When shrimping our areas of the St. Johns River there are two di erent ways to shrimp that are as di erent as night and day. That is because these di erent ways to shrimp are known as, and referred to as, daytime and nighttime shrimping. Shrimping at night is done closer to shore in shallow water just four or ve feet deep or less. It can be done from a dock (public or private) or also done from a boat. Using bright lights On the hottest day in July (the whole summer really) Diane Frisco, who is a member of the Mandarin Garden Club, invited friends over for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a Secret Garden she had been creating. The guests arrived in swimming attire because it was hot and they had been told they could go swimming after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Frisco directed us all to the backyard, to a corner by the lake next to a shed and as The Secret Garden delights many visitorsBy Contributing Writer Betty Waldrepwe gathered around, sure enough, there was a yellow ribbon and she was standing there with a big smile on her face and a pair of scissors. All of the ladies stopped talking, Frisco cut the ribbon, stepped inside the garden and told us this story. She and her husband Joe Frisco, their daughter and granddaughter Rachel went looking for a black lab at a rescue shelter, because they had had three in the past; however, Rachel fell in love with a white American Bull Dog and plans changed. Abby came home with the family that day instead of a black lab. She had been abused and was found roaming the streets so the Friscos had a lot of work to do to gain her trust. Diane Frisco said it took about a year before Abby really started trusting them. In trying to gain Abbys trust, Frisco talked to Abby all the time and little by little she and the dog began to bond. They have had Abby three years now and Friscos talking has paid o Abby is a gentle, quiet dog that loved seeing all of the people who had been invited to her home that day. Since the Friscos are gardening people, they decided to create a place in their backyard so Diane Frisco could sit with Abby and tell her her secrets. Well, they have done just that and thats how the Secret Garden came about. There is a fence around the garden and a mailbox at the entrance; inside you will see an old fashioned water pump, a table with a tea set and two chairs, the book The Secret Garden, a water garden in a tub, birdhouses and mirrors. Frisco told us that her friend, Pat Sams, helped her nd these items at yard sales. Her favorite item in the garden is an old chandelier that Sams found at a yard sale. Joe Frisco turned the chandelier into a solar chandelier and it now hangs from a tree in the garden. Diane Frisco is a succulent lover and planted succulents and desert plans in a framed window on the side of the shed. There is a yellow bird cage on the ground with a miniature rose bush growing through it. You will nd yellow lilies, gingers, caladiums, rudbeckias and a red drift shrub rose hibiscus growing in the garden. It is a beautiful place for a lovely lady and her dog to enjoy. After the ribbon cutting and the telling of the story of the Secret Garden, the Friscos entertained their guests on the back porch with margarita popsicles and sangria to cool o Later, they served pizza, carrot cake and cookies. It was a great day in Mandarin even if it was the hottest day of the year. Later in the afternoon the guests enjoyed swimming, playing Mexican Train, sipping a little more Sangria and visiting.Captain Davids Fishing ReportBy Captain David Lifkaand baiting the water with shrimp meal dough balls will attract the shrimp to the area you are shrimping. All that is left is to be able to drop your cast net over the baited area and collect your harvest. During the day shrimp will leave the shorelines and return to deeper water and channels. In most cases a boat will be needed to reach the holes and channels where the shrimp have moved and congregated. Often their numbers will be great enough to show up on your sh nder and make easy targets of themselves. No baiting, no lights, just a well thrown cast net in 15 to 25 feet of water allowed to completely sink to the bottom. Weather is the biggest contributing factor to when, how long and the quality of the shrimp run we will experience. It can end the run abruptly or help extend it for weeks. Its still a little too early to know the e ect of this years weather on this years shrimp run; however, it shouldnt be too much longer to nd out if its time to get out the nets or put them away for next year. Fishing Report: Because of all the rain, this has been the year to take advantage of freshwater shing in the river. Bass and bream under docks. Larger croaker are moving in. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime.The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.~Zig Ziglar Mandarin NewsLine is seeking a Mandarin High School student for a paid position to report next school year on MHS school sports ( MHS Sports Roundup ) and also two Atlantic Coast High School writers ( ACHS Happenings and ACHS Sports Roundup ) for our community newspaper. Email the editor for more information today! Student Writer Neededfirstname.lastname@example.org
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