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Mandarin newsline

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Mandarin newsline
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page 2Take 5A Florida NewsLine Publicationpage 16Puzzles page 11Get To Know . Josh Rogers Tree Giveaway at Mandarin Community Club a success again!By Susie Scott mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Susie Scott Tree Giveaway cont. on pg. 18JUNE 2018 Volume 12 Issue 8 Marie Zimmerman, Mandarin Community Club board member/volunteer and Thompson Ace Hardware owner Jacqueline Thompson with Master Gardener Tatiana.Photo courtesy David Blyar e Mandarin Community Club hosted the second annual Tree Giveaway for its members and the residents of Mandarin on Saturday, April 28. e grounds of the historic club located on Mandarin Road were lled with hundreds of trees in a variety of species awaiting crowds to make their selection. Volunteers from the com-munity club were on standby to assist with loading. Representatives from ompson Ace Hardware on Old St. Augustine Road brought tools and supplies along with a master gardener to advise patrons on best planting practices. e club also welcomed the assistance of Father Joe Gibbes of Church of Our Savior who also volunteered at this very special com-munity event. page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL OR VISIT US ONLINE:904.264.KIDS | 264KIDS.COM JULINGTON CREEK OFFICE 112-203 BARTRAM OAKS WALK ST JOHNS, FL 32259ORANGE PARK OFFICE 1584-1 KINGSLEY AVENUE ORANGE PARK, FL 32073 TWOCONVENIENT LOCATIONS! facebook.com/264KIDS PEDIATRIC DENTISTWe are in-network providers for Metlife, Delta, AETNA, Cigna, United Healthcare, and most other PPO insurance plans. Big smiles, little kids, were experts at both.Complimentary Exams 18 Months and Younger Former United States Marine Esteban Blyar nished the journey of a lifetime when he pulled his kayak ashore in mid-May after completing a 61-day kayaking trip around the coast of Florida on what is called the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. e trail is a total of 1,515 miles long. Blyar was born in Buford, S.C. into a military family and is a 2013 graduate of Atlantic Coast High School. Not long after graduation, he followed in his father Davids footsteps and joined the Marine Corps. Esteban Blyar served for four years. e Marine Corps seemed an obvious choice for Blyar because it was familiar to him; he grew up living overseas for 10 of his rst 15 years in Japan, Czech Republic and Honduras before his dad retired back to the United States. It was in Okinawa, Japan where he discovered a passion for outdoors snorkeling, hiking and kayaking. Blyar will begin training with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in November. Averaging 20 30 miles per day, Blyar started the circumnavigational trail near the Alabama/Florida line and paddled the coast on his 17-foot sea kayak. He completed the challenge at Fort Clinch State Park. Blyar used his adventure for a great cause: he set up a fundraiser for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and raised donations through Facebook. A donation of $3,380 was made to the society after Blyars completion of the trail. Blyar said he supports the society because he received emergency travel assistance from the society while on active duty. Also, his father currently works for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Jacksonville. Weather was favorable for the majority of Byars traveling. e saltwater marsh in the Panhandle was probably the biggest challenge. eres no dry land for at least nine miles, Blyar said. If anything happens at that point, its easy to get pushed up into the marsh. I walked about a mile in the marsh. I did also have to camp out for over a day because of wind. It rained all day one day and it got into the 30s some nights, so that was uncomfortable. Blyar kept a weeks worth of food and supplies on hand at a time. His father, and periodically his mom and wife, would meet him along the way to replenish supplies. Blyar would then shower in the hotel where his family was staying at the time. After a long day of paddling, he usually set up camp around 4 p.m. and then would spend his time stretching or swimming. I enjoyed doing this, he said. e Everglades and Keys were probably my favorite, but I really enjoyed the wildlife everywhere. Blyar plans to continue his kayaking adventures in the future. After he gains more experience, he hopes to navigate some of Europe and the Amazon. He has several kayaks for dierent purposes and is looking forward to more challenges. Kayaking around Florida (and contributing to a good cause)By Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.comVelobrew Junior Cycling team races in state championshipBy Anne Warren mail@floridanewsline.comCycling is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle, while developing discipline for a sport. e Velobrew Junior Cycling Team, based in Mandarin, helps train young riders for bike racing and triathlons through the coaching of Scott Reeves, founder of Velobrew Cycling. On April 21 22 a group of ve junior Velobrew riders traveled to Cooper City, Fla., to race in the Florida State Criterium Championships. Ashley Davis, a Photos courtesy Anne WarrenWade Eastman, Julien Toussi, Matthew Warren, Ashley Davis, Samantha Morrison Velobrew Junior Cycling cont. on pg. 11

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Page 2 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 takePhoto courtesy Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietyMonthly Under the Oaks music jam at Walter Jones Historical Park. rfntrbrbbtbtbbbrtrrbtfrrrrbbr btbbbbbrbbbrt tr rrrnntrbbrrbtrrr fntbtbn rfntbrnbttbtrb Italian American Club to hold yard salee IAC (Italian American Club) Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Anyone is welcome to donate items to the club to sell no clothing, large furniture or electronics, but treasures you no longer wish to keep will be gratefully accepted for your donation to the club to sell. It is also open to the public to come and share outside space for a $20 fee, no table. e IAC will be selling food and drinks. Call the club at (904) 586-2700 or visit www.iacoacksonville.com for information regarding donating items to the club for the yard sale.Kids Fair to benefit Mandarin Food BankOn Saturday, June 16, the Mandarin St. Johns Elks Lodge, 4280 Oldeld Crossing, will hold its rst ever Kids Fair to benet the Mandarin Food Bank. e event, free to children age 12 and younger, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature a bounce house, games and prizes. Crafters, vendors, and a bake sale will be on hand to entertain the parents. A rae for prizes will be held with the entry fee being one non-perishable food item or a box of Ziploc bags (all sizes) per ticket. e Elks mission of building a stronger community is fullled by helping youth develop lifelong skills, sending students to college, meeting the needs of todays veterans and directing projects that improve the quality of life in our communities. Contact event chair Sheri Rodriguez at (904) 903-6546 for more information.Class oered to explore librarys digital mediaWhether you want to download a few beach reads or keep your children entertained with new content throughout the summer, theres no better time to learn the ropes of the librarys downloadable media collection. Not only are e-resources convenient, theyre also free with your library card. Head to South Mandarin Branch Library on June 16 from 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. for the EBooks and More program, where you will learn everything you need to know about downloading e-books, audio books, magazines and music. Calling acoustic musicians and music loverse monthly Under the Oaks music jam will take place at Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road, on Sunday, June 3 from 2 p.m. 4 p.m., weather permitting. Attendees should bring a lawn chair and an acoustic instrument if they would like to play. e Mandarin Museum and St. Josephs Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children will be open during this event. Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for more information.Knit-Wits seek members and yarne Knit-Wits knitting and crocheting group meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Road. e group recently sent blankets to the military veterans in Washington state and are presently working on baby blankets for Navy Relief and capes for the local Hospice center. No experience is needed to join the group. Additionally, all donations of yarn are accepted. Call Trudy Ferrantello at (904) 6089463 for more information.

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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 3 Special Section June & Real Estate Builders guide9-10 Pages AnswersPuzzles to our answers to puzzles on page 16 MYSTERY PHOTOFlorida NewsLine 12443 San Jose Blvd., STE. 403 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 886-4919 www.FloridaNewsLine.comMandarin NewsLine Community Newspaper is a free monthly publication distributed via bulk mail to all addresses in Zip Codes 32259 and selected routes in 32092 and 32095. Submission of articles and photographs are received by mail or email, although email to editor@FloridaNewsLine.com is preferred. The writers opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Florida NewsLine. Advertising Rates are available by request. Florida NewsLine is not responsible for advertisement content or accuracy of information provided by its advertisers Nor does Florida NewsLine endorse any of the products or services included in this publication. Florida NewsLine reserves the right to refuse advertisement or copy from any advertiser. All rights are reserved and no portion of this publication may be copied without the express written consent of the publisher. 2018.Editor Martie Thompson Editor@FloridaNewsLine.comCreative Director Julie Gerona Graphics@FloridaNewsLine.comReporter Angela Higginbotham Angela@FloridaNewsLine.comBookkeeper Emily Whitehead Accounting@FloridaNewsLine.comSocial Media SocialMedia@FloridaNewsLine.com ? ? ? ?Can you guess where this is? Submit your answer to mail@FloridaNewsLine.com. Last months Mystery Photo was of the big yellow beach chair in front of Hagan Ace Hardware on San Jose Boulevard. Our winner was Ginny Schurke.Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comTable of Contents Domestic shorthair cat Female 3 years old Large, mixed breed dog Female 4 years old Meet Elaine! Meet Wendy!The Jacksonville Humane Society is open 12 p.m. 7 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. on the weekends. Call (904) 725-8766 for more information. 4 Around Town 5 Q&A with Lori Hershey 5 Q&A with Matt Schellenberg 6 Q&A with Tommy Hazouri 7 Briefs 14 Gardening 15 Fishing 18 Travel You will be responsible for selling display advertising space in our print publications.Responsibilities: Grow advertising revenue with new and existing clients Create and deliver sales presentations to clients Be a farmer: discover new opportunities and provide solutions to new clients Answer customer inquiries in a timely and professional manner Organize client correspondence and paperwork Qualifications: Previous experience in sales, advertising, or other related field Strong negotiation skills Ability to build rapport with clients Eective verbal and written communication skills Ability to thrive in fast-paced environmentEMAIL RESUME TO: PUBLISHER@FLORIDANEWSLINE.COM Ponte Vedra NewsLineis looking for an Advertising Sales Representative! Pages 12 13 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE Pet Food & Supply DriveSome of the items needed:Pet Food Treats Ziploc Bags Cat Litter Leashes Collars Paper Plates Chew Toys Towels Blankets Laundry Soap For a complete list go to: www.fcnmhp.org or call 904-886-4919 Coming In July Benefiting:Please donate pet supplies! to Florida NewsLines fourth annual pet supply drive! Drop o locations will be announced in July!

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Page 4 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 JuneS S M T W T F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 around town rfnrtb rrbr rrrrr r fnrt rr June 2Loretto Elementary Schools 75th Birthday and Time Capsule Opening 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Loretto Elementary School, 3900 Loretto Road (904) 260-5800 1911 Historic Mandarin Store and Post Oice open 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 12471 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.net or (904) 268-0784 Mandarin Toastmasters meeting 10:15 a.m. 12 p.m. South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Mandarintoastmasters.org Mandarin Republican Club breakfast meeting 10 a.m. Golden Corral, 11470 San Jose Blvd. rmclean1@bellsouth.netJune 3Under the Oaks music jam 2 p.m. 4 p.m., weather permitting Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.netJune 4Southside Newcomers Club First Monday Coee 10 a.m. Mimis Cafe in St Johns Town Center sncmembership84@gmail.comJune 5Shuleboard 9:30 a.m. (repeating event on Tuesdays) Mandarin Park, next to tennis courts at park entrance Just show up unless it rainsJune 6Honeybee Quilt Guild 6:30 p.m. Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 11844 Mandarin Road www.honeybeequilters.org (Repeats first Tuesday of each month)June 8AARP Safe Driving Class 8:15 a.m. 4:15 p.m. Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Road Register at (904) 262-7309. $15 for AARP mem bers, $20 for non-members.June 9About Boating Safely class 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Florida Tackle and gun Club, 9010 San Jose Blvd. www.safeboatingjax.com Toast of Jax Toastmasters meeting 7:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Bahai Community Center of Jacksonville, 5034 Greenland Road www.toastofjax.com (Repeating event on Saturdays) Second Saturday Arts and Farmers Market 9 a.m. 1 p.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. St. Johns Chapter Catholic Writers Guild 10 a.m. 12 p.m. St. Pauls Catholic Church school auditorium, 2609 Park St. www.dosafl.com/outreach/catholic-writersguild/ or writerrod@comcast.net Bingo Night at St. Josephs 6:45 p.m. Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to the community; (904) 742-8777June 12Service Oicer available 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge, 4280 Oldfield Crossing Drive (904) 268-4974 (Repeats second Tuesday of each month) Free Tools to Quit Smoking Class 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Humana, 9965 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 122 Call Florida AHEC to register (904) 482-0189June 14American Legion Post 372 general assembly 6 p.m. meet and greet / 7 p.m. meeting Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge, 4280 Oldfield Crossing Drive (904) 297-8344 or www.mandarinpost372.org Mandarin Council networking luncheon 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.org Magnolia Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.org Book Club/Friends of the South Mandarin Library meeting 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. (904) 288-6385June 16Meet the Maple Leaf Divers 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.net Cruise In sponsored by Sunshine State Chevelles 4 p.m. 8 p.m. PDQ parking lot, 194 State Road 13 Repeating event on third Saturday of each monthJune 18All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or (904) 502-5254 Free Tools to Quit Smoking class 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. University of North Florida Register with Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 June 19Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.orgJune 20Small Business Advice: Is crowdfunding right for my business? 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road (904) 262-5201 River City Womens Club luncheon 10:30 a.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road RSVP to Florence, (904) 262-8719June 21Cherokee Rose Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.orgJune 22Spaghetti dinners to go 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Italian American Club, 2838 Westberry Road Pasta, two meatballs and bread; $8June 28Live Oak Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 7 p.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.org Mandarin Council monthly breakfast 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Bonefish Grill, 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.orgJune 30Summer teen volunteer orientation 3 p.m. 4 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. (904) 288-6385 We are obsessed with giving you an EXCEPTIONAL PATIENT EXPERIENCE.Dr. Yunior Molina, DDS, PArfDr. Annette Lorenzo, DDS, CAGSfnrtb Cosmetic, Orthodontic and Implant DentistryALL DENTAL SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF! r fnt b b frf fnbn tbf nrbbf fnfrb bf brff r r ffn tf ttfnnt ftfn rfnttb

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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 5 Duval County Local Government (coj.net) Sheris Oice: Sheri Mike Williams, (904) 630-2120 Patrol Zone 3: Assistant Chief J.G. Short, (904) 828-5463 Property Appraiser: Jerry Holland, jholland@coj. net; (904) 630-2011 Supervisor of Elections: Mike Hogan, mhogan@ coj.net, (904) 630-1414 Tax Collector: Michael Corrigan, taxcollector@ coj.net, (904) 630-1916 Clerk of Court: Ronnie Fussell, (904) 255-2000 Jacksonville City Council District 6: Matt Schellenberg, matts@coj.net, (904) 630-1388 At Large, District 3: Tommy Hazouri, thazouri@ coj.net, (904) 630-1396 Duval County School Board (www.duvalschools. org) District 7: Lori Hershey, hersheyl@duvalschools. org, (904) 390-2375 State of Florida Elected Oicials State House District 16: Representative Jason Fischer, (850) 717-5016 State Senate District 4: Senator Aaron Bean, (904) 757-5039 Federal Elected Oicials U.S. Congress District 4: Representative John Rutherford, (202) 225-2501 U.S. Senate: Senator Bill Nelson, (202) 224-5274 Senator Marco Rubio, (202) 224-3041 FYI Contact Numbers with Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg (District 6) Q A Our advertisers are your neighbors! Let them know you saw them in... Mandarin NewsLine THE BEST OF RESALE. LOCATED IN MANDARIN LANDING 10601 SAN JOSE BLVD IN JACKSONVILLE CASH FOR CLOTHES & KIDS STUFF &Sell us the clothes they outgrow and shop 1000s of markdowns throughout both stores! 904-513-3910 904-438-5258 / UptownJacksonville / KidtoKidJacksonville MON-SAT: 9AM-8PM / SUN: CLOSED MON-SAT: 10AM-8PM / SUN: 12PM-6PM with Duval School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey Q A Q: What insight can you oer about the choice of Dr. Diana Greene as the new superintendent to lead Duval County Public Schools? A: Heres the exciting thing about Dr. Greene: throughout the focus groups that met on May 12, if you look at the comments from the participants, which included business leaders, parents and teachers, all of them said she was the one. A diverse group of people identied one candidate. One person put on their comments, Shes a rock star. Q: What do you think led them to this conclusion? A: I think if you took the time to watch her two-hour interview with the board, you would see she has a solid, proven track record. is coming year, Manatee County will have the highest paid rst year teachers in the state due to her eorts. She created new sources of revenue for her district while taking the district from a C to a B. Q: What is the next step? A: Our goal remains for her to start on July 1. e Oce of General Counsel is currently working to negotiate her contract. e plan is for Dr. Willis to stay on and work with Dr. Greene for some amount of transition period. I talked with Dr. Greene the weekend after we selected her and shes very excited and looking forward to the challenge here. She graduated from UNF, had her rst teaching job at Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary and still has family in the area. To come back here as superintendent is a neat opportunity for her. Q: What other District 7 news do you have to share? A: On June 2, Loretto Elementary will hold its 75th Anniversary celebration and the community is invited. Also, at the end of the year, Dr. Richardson from Mandarin High School will retire and she will be greatly missed. Under her leadership, she has added culinary arts, health sciences and the VyStar Academy to MHS, as well as the tradition of the homecoming parade. She has built a great culture of community and we wish her well. Finally, Id like to congratulate Kendall Nash, a senior at Atlantic Coast High School who broke a 62-year drought by becoming the singles Gateway State Champion. Q: How can our readers contact you? A: ey can email me at HersheyL@ duvalschools.org or call me at (904) 316-3609. Q: What is the latest on the sale of the JTA Marbon Road property? A: is transaction hasnt closed yet, but it is anticipated to happen in midJune. Evidently there is a long-time easement mid-property that needs to be handled prior to closing and the owner of the easement is out of town. Q: Do you have any updates about a walking trail in Mandarin? A: Money has been allocated for a walking trail between Palmetto Leaves Park and the kayak launch on Old St. Augustine Road (across Old St. Augustine Road from the Kohls shopping center). Work will begin very soon on this. Also, we are looking at making a wide bike path along the JEA electric grid from Palmetto Leaves Park, crossing Old St. Augustine Road, and ending near the South Mandarin Library. ere is already a walking path and we are trying to add a nice bike path, trying to make something similar to the Baldwin Trail here in Mandarin. JEA is being very cooperative. Q: What else is happening in District 6? A: e Mandarin Road sidewalks are now completed and people are walking on them. Surveying is taking place for the proposed sidewalks northerly on Mandarin Road as well as along Orange Picker Road to Brady Road. I will be meeting soon with residents along Orange Picker Road to address their questions about this project. e Losco Park playground wont be open until mid-June as the play structure is still en route to Jacksonville. Finally, the arborists are continuing their work on trying to determine the best trees for the medians that are being refurbished on San Jose Boulevard. Q: What else is on your mind? A: While this administration has been very good at making Mandarin a great place to live, I would like to have an open discussion to determine if perhaps Mandarin should be a city within Duval County, much like the City of Atlantic Beach and the City of Neptune Beach. ere are approximately 420 cities in Florida, and with Mandarins population of about 65,000, it would actually be one of the bigger cities. Of course we would explore the advantages and disadvantages to determine if this is something the citizens of Mandarin would like to do. Q: What about the ineiciencies and duplication of services that partially led initially to the consolidation of Jacksonville? A: Fifty years ago, when Jacksonville consolidated, Mandarin had around 4,000 residents and now we have about 65,000. One big advantage would be to have local elected ocials who are closer to their constituents. Decisions could be made more quickly and issues dealt with locally. We would still have a representative on the City Council and possibly still be able to use the county police. It might cost more, but perhaps Mandarins quality of life would be better by being a city within the county? I think it is just time to revisit consolidation and have the conversation. After 50 years, communities, like businesses, should reevaluate where they stand to insure its still the best thing for the citizens. Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you? A: Community members can email me at MattS@coj.net or call (904) 6301388.

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Page 6 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 with Jacksonville City Council Member Tommy Hazouri (At Large District 3) Q A Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com ?? Personal PhilosophyI believe in practicing compassionate, comprehensive, and concise medical care by treating the whole patient, and not just the problem. Specialized services we offer include the treatment of pelvic pain, endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery, Da Vinci robotic surgical procedures, routine/high risk obstetrical care, and 3D mammography. such as same day and evening appointments, in house ultrasounds, and gender reveals. B. Veeren Chithriki, MD 13241 Bartram Park Blvd. Suite 1509-1513 Jacksonville, FL 32258904-680-0055 | www.baptistsouthobgyn.com Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm Same day appointment availability www.facebook.com/vchithrikiAccepting New Patients Welcomes:Susan M. Frick, O.D.Optometrist Comprehensive Eyecare Contact Lens Specialist Dr. Frick is now accepting new patients. 904-272-2020 clayeye.comClay Eye is now offering Saturday appointments at the San Jose location from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Are you puzzled about something going on in Mandarin or wondering about whatever happened on a topic from a previous issue? Email your question to us at editor@oridanewsline.com by the fth of the month and we will do our best to track down the information for you. While we will do our best to answer all the questions we receive, we may not be able to answer all questions received each month. Also, due to publication scheduling, the time it takes to research answers may vary. Here are answers to questions we received this month: Q: Id like to report potholes, ruts and drainage bumps all along Loretto Road. Nothing, with the exception of the rut in front of Loretto Elementary School, has been addressed. A: We reached out to Councilmember Matt Schellenberg who contacted John Pappas of the Department of Public Works for the City of Jacksonville. HIs executive assistant, Alice Checorski, gave us the following information: Our Right of Way and Stormwater Maintenance Division is scheduled for repair work at 3900 Loretto Road, in front of the school, on June 4, the rst day school is out. Between Jan. 1, 2017 and May 2018, 25 repairs along Loretto Road were performed. Additionally, records indicate the entire length of the road was resurfaced eight years ago. It will not be scheduled for resurfacing for quite some time. If there is a specic location that needs to be investigated, we will be glad to do so. Q: What are the green wooden boxes, about 4 in. x 4 in. and 18 24 in. high, located on private residences along Scott Mill Road south of Interstates 295? A: We thought these might be some sort of historical markers, so we reached out to Sandy Arpen of the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. She said thats not what they were, but oered to try to nd out for us. After a little investigating, she was told they were part of the sewer system a type of pump station, one for every two houses. To verify this, we asked City Council Member Matt Schellenberg to help. He queried some city workers, but didnt hear anything denitive back. So, how about you, dear readers? Anyone know the answer to this question?Q: Can you give us an update on the Marbon Road/JTA property? A: e sale of this property to First Coast Energy/Dailys has nished due diligence and should close within 30 days by June 23. ere will still be 15 20 parking spots for JTA to use for the Park and Ride, which will be designed by First Coast Energy and then approved by JTA. First Coast Energy will maintain the bus stop and parking spots. Q: What do you know about a new bike/ pedestrian trail in the area? A: A bike/pedestrian trail between Palmetto Leaves Park/Greenland Road and a terminal spot to be determined is now being designed. is is part of a long term plan to create more bike trails and pedestrian paths in our area. I think its a welcome addition to Mandarin. Q: What are your thoughts on the new Duval superintendent? A: e Duval County School Board has selected Dr. Diana Greene as the new superintendent. She will be focused on all of our students and establish trust in the the community while getting our district nancially solvent. I believe the state legislators and governor cannot continue to shortchange our students. Q: Do you have anything else to share? A: We have heard a lot of requests for a public dog park in Mandarin. e Parks Department is designing a plan for a location behind the South Mandarin Library where the Rotary Park is now located. Id like to hear community members thoughts on this. Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you? A: ey can email me at THazouri@ coj.net or call (904) 630-1396. April showers tried to wash out the clubs annual picnic, but the club prevailed with a hearty lunch for a hungry group of ladies and their guests. At the April luncheon members elected their 2018-2019 ocers who will serve under the guidance of Susie Marshall, president: Geri Marchiafava, Bev Severns, Toni Hadlick, Susie Marshall, Linda Peacock, Kathy Sisbarro, Mary Shell, and Jean Hopper. As summer nears, the club will take a break from monthly luncheons, but there are several activities during the summer months for active members. Complete and submit the Membership Form located at www.mandarinwomensclub.com if you would like to participate in these activities.Mandarin Womens Club oers summer fun Photo courtesy Gail Packard

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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 7 Briefs DISCOVER THE NA T URAL C HOICE I N SE N IOR LIVI N GFall in love with a stunning natural setting, nestled on the waterfront of beautiful Julington C reek. E njoy a variety of spacious choices in residences, from beautiful villa homes to waterfront and garden apartments. A nd let us make life easier with services and amenities to enhance your lifestyle, from maintenance-free living to dining, housekeeping and 24-hour security plus the assurance of a full complement of supportive services. WES T MIN S T ER WOO D S O N JULIN G T O N C REEKCall (877) 280-3594 today to learn more www.WestminsterWoodsFL.org 25 S tate R oad 13, Jacksonville, FL Making Handsome Happen Cold Steel Barber Shop904-527-8444 Facebook.com/airicutsColdSteelHairStudio.com rfnrtfbf 32223 Prudential Financial Planning Services Andrew Laino, CLU, CFP, CLTC Financial Planner CA Insurance License Number 0E93910 701 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 904-313-4553 Comprehensive Financial Planning O ering nancial planning and investment advisory services through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), doing business as Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to separate client agreement. O ering insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies. 0223493-00005-00 Beauty & Song! Enjoy Wonderful Backyard Birds! rrf nntb ftt ft bb rfntbffb nt Hospital CEO joins Jacksonville Civic Council Memorial Hospital President & CEO Bradley S. Talbert, FACHE, has been elected to serve as a member of the Jack-sonville Civic Council, a non-partisan group of 72 of the communitys most prominent leaders from the business, civic and nonprot sectors. It is a true honor to be asked to join such a prestigious and respected group of com-munity members who work collaborative-ly to make Jacksonville the best possible city, said Talbert. Much like Memorial Hospital, the Jacksonville Civic Council is a mission-driven organization commit-ted to improving the lives of people in our community. e Jacksonville Civic Council was formed eight years ago and gives CEOs a unique voice in public policy advocacy. e Civic Council tackles various com-munity issues, including timely topics that impact the healthcare sector. In addition to serving as a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council, Talbert serves on the Board of Directors for the ACHE North Florida Chapter, the Jax Chambers Board of Di-rectors and as a member of the JAXUSA Partnership Policy Council and the Ameri-can Heart Associations 2018 First Coast Heart Walk Executive Team.River City Womens Club elects oicerse River City Womens Club has elected Board Members for 2018 2019: Betty Harrelson, president; Melanie Kessel, rst vice president; Terry Meier, second vice president; Hilda Bryson, recording secretary; Carol Rienhardt, treasurer; and Nardine Koester, parliamentarian. e River City Womens Club meets the third Wednesday of each month for lunch, camaraderie and a fundraising program for charity at the Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Road in Mandarin. Social time begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a business meet-ing, luncheon and program. e club will meet June 20. Guests are welcome and reservations are required. Call Florence at (904) 262-8719 to reserve a spot. Membership application is $20.Southside Newcomers Club to meetWomen in the Greater Jacksonville area who have moved to the area, are long time residents, have had a lifestyle change, want to make new friends, or want to participate in a wide variety of fun activi-ties are invited to check out the Southside Newcomers Club. Groups and activities include Bridge, Bunco, Canasta, day trips, dining out, book groups, beading, movies, Mah Jongg, lunching at various locations, and more. Coee or breakfast is held at Mimis Cafe in St. Johns Town Center on the rst Monday of every month to learn more about Southside Newcomers Club and monthly luncheons are held at various country clubs with dierent programs each month. e next luncheon and program will be in September. Membership dues for this social group are $30 per year. Contact sncmembership84@gmail.com for more information. The CreekLine | Ponte Vedra NewsLine | Mandarin NewsLine Call us for advertising rates (904) 607-5062 www.FloridaNewsLine.com July Pet Guide, Summer Fun GuideAugust Back To School GuideSeptember Back To School GuideOctober Breast Cancer AwarenessNovember Senior NewsLineDecember Holiday Guide

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Page 8 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 rfrr ntbf tbftrbrffBrian E. Floro DMD, PAGeneral and Family Dentistry rfntb rfntfrrrfrbff ffbfrffNew Patient Special$99 rfrt trb ftfrf tfrtrtf frfr r Whitening for Life!$99 rrrftfrtrtf frfr r rfrntrbfr rrr MEXICAN RESTAURANT Authentic Mexican Cuisine rfntbb11-10 Sun.-Thur. 11-11 Fri.-Sat.LUNCH DINNER TAKEOUT Fajitas Tostadas Burritos Nachos rfn rnrrfrtr Margarita Monday $3 Off rffnf nnrrnrr brrrfntrt nnr ffffnfn br Happy Fathers Day! By Brett Nolan mail@floridanewsline.com e area of Mandarin, since the opening of its rst post oce in 1765, had several name changes. Originally under British rule, St. Anthony was what the area was called. When Spain took possession of Florida again in 1783, the name was changed to San Antonio and once again the name changed after Florida became a U.S. Territory to Monroe after our fth president. e name Mandarin rst appeared on Federal Post Oce records in July 1830; however, it wasnt until 1841 when Mandarin ocially incorporated as a town. is was all done under the direction of Calvin Read. Read credited the name after the popular local fruit, the Mandarin orange. But not everyone was happy with this decision for township. Surrounding Indians in the area took arms on Dec. 20, 1841 and raided Mandarin; they burned many structures and killed four people. Calvin Read was a prominent gure in our community back then. He came from New England shortly after Florida was under American control and quickly became known for having Mandarins largest orange groves. While being an avid citrus farmer, Read also was Mandarins postmaster at the time. He son Charles F. Read assumed the position of postmaster later. Calvin Reads grandson, Calvin C. Read built a two-story farmhouse in 1885 on a portion of the property. is wooden frame house features lathe-turned porch posts and scroll-cut brackets along the veranda. Around the entire rooine, including both ends of the porch roof, a unique wooden cornice poised with pointed vertical staves highlights the estate. Calvin C. Read was a citrus farmer like his family before him, continuing on with the tradition. Fannie Bowden, another descendant of one of Mandarins pioneer families, occupied the house later in the years to come. e structure received three out of four stars in a city supported study that turned into the masterwork, Jacksonvilles Architectural Heritage, published in 1989. e publication categorizes a three-star rating as a great value to the immediate neighborhood. e Read home was recognized by the state as making a signicant contribution to the architectural integrity of the community and is a landmark symbolizing Mandarins past. As of today, this property on Brady Road, across from the Mandarin Community Club, is on the market for sale. Purchasing this home and giving it a little TLC would help protect the charm of Mandarin. ink you have what it takes? Brett Nolan is a volunteer with the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for more information about Mandarins history.Libraries Rock! ats the theme of Jacksonville Public Librarys 2018 Summer Learning Program, which will kick o with parties at Mandarin Library on June 6 from 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. and at South Mandarin Library on June 7 from 3 p.m. 4 p.m. Attend the parties to learn about special library programs and events for all ages. No student has to experience the summer slide, which can happen when students arent exercising their brain enough and can cause a dip in academic skills. Over the summer the library provides kids a place to discover new interests, read books, and make memories. Along with an abundance of programs to keep young minds engaged, the library is challenging students of all ages to read six hours by Aug. 10. Students can track their reading progress online to earn weekly digital badges, cool prizes and a free book and also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win an iPad. Register for Summer Learning and Reading online or in person at your neighborhood branch. And be sure to pick up a free registration gift bag at any library location. On June 13, 20 and 27 from 3 p.m. 4 p.m., South Mandarin library is oering Books and Bricks, a school age program where students will be inspired to build a creation based on interesting, selected books. For the young music enthusiasts, Story Songs and Sing-Alongs turns stories into songs, and takes kids on a journey around the world! Dont let them miss out on the musical adventure June 13 from 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. at Mandarin Library and June 21 from 3 p.m. 4 p.m. at South Mandarin Library. Im bored is the last thing you want to hear from teens during the summer months. Help steer clear of the boredom with two six-week long, hands-on art and technology programs in June and July. Rock the Canvas at Mandarin Library provides unique art experiences for teens aged 12 13. On June 14, 21, and 28 from 3 p.m. 4 p.m., they can create book bindings, wire sculptures, embroidered magnets and more while jamming out to music. South Mandarin Librarys Tech Rocks takes technology to a whole new level every Wednesday beginning June 13 from 4 p.m. 5 p.m. Teens aged 13 18 will explore things such as 3D pens, robotics, Articial Intelligence (AI), lasers and more. Join Keith Marks, founder of the music-based nonprot Avant, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Mandarin library for a discussion on the historical and musical components of the librarys Radical Jewish Culture collection. Marks will dive into the collections history, intent, and impact across the globe. For a complete list of all the happenings at the library this summer visit www. jaxpubliclibrary.org/summer. All programs are free and open to the public. Find information about additional upcoming events at Mandarin and South Mandarin branch libraries at jaxpubliclibrary.org/events or call Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 262-5201 or South Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 288-6385.Rock out at the Mandarin librariesBy Kaylee Burke mail@floridanewsline.com r rfr ntfbfbfffntbf ffntbf ffntbf Chance OwenFinancial Advisor.605 Sr 13n Ste 101 Fruit Cove, FL 32259 904-230-3385 Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective 05/09/2018. CDs offered by Edward Jones are bank-issued and FDIC-insured up to $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per depositor, per insured depository institution, for each account ownership category. Please visit www.fdic.gov or contact your financial advisor for additional information. Subject to availability and price change. CD values are subject to interest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of CDs can decrease. 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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 9 & Real Estate Builders guide As a Mandarin resident, I am ready to take care of your Real Estate needs... Johnet Mask, Realtor904-450-3546Traditions Realty, LLC 1046 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, Fl 32204JOHNETisONit! As April came to a conclusion, 2,441 homes brokered by members of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors had changed hands. is number was down 2.4 percent from 2,502 sales last April. ere were 2,998 pending sales, or 10.6 percent more than a year ago. e median sales price for the month was $218,500 and the average price was $269,251. ese gures were 9.3 and 9.9 percent higher than a year ago, respectively. With robust competition for available homes in a market with short supply, 13 percent of sales went for prices above the original listing price. Homes sold in an average of 63 days, down from 75 days in April 2017. Months supply of inventory is at 3.4, or 12.8 percent less than a year ago. is equates to 8,264 homes on the market for sale, including the 3,810 new listings that were added during the month. 2018 NEFAR President Ben Bates said, Despite more sellers entering the market the past couple of months, sales remain strong and inventory continues to be well below the veto six-months that is considered a balanced market. April 2018 housing market reports are now posted by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR. com. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties. About NEFAR: e Northeast Florida Association of Realtors is Northeast Floridas largest professional association, comprising more than 8,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. All statistics in NEFARs reports are based on data compiled from NEFARs wholly owned subsidiary, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS). Northeast Florida real estate in short supplyBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com Photo courtesy MetroCreativeBuying a home for the rst time is an exciting period in a persons life. Deciding to buy a home often indicates buyers are ready to establish rm roots in a community where they can see themselves living for years to come. e process of buying a home is rarely easy, and rst-time buyers may feel overwhelmed at times. Such feelings are perfectly normal and felt by rst-time buyers regardless of their budgets or home preferences. But there are a few ways to make buying a home more enjoyable than it is nervewracking. Examine your nances. e rst step toward buying a home has nothing to do with deciding if you prefer a craftsmanor Spanish-style home. Before you even begin your search for a home, carefully examine your nances to determine how much is coming in and how much is going out of your household each month. Figure out how much debt you are currently carrying, be it student loan, automotive, consumer or any other types of debt. Order a credit report so you can see how prospective lenders are likely to see you, and address any errors you nd on the report before meeting with any lenders. Peruse past bank statements to track your spending habits, looking for areas where you might be able to scale back if need be. Be prepared when visiting lenders. Prospective borrowers can make the home-buying process go smoothly by having all of the necessary documentation ready when visiting potential Tips for first-time home buyersBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com Photo courtesy MetroCreativeFirst-time buyers may be intimidated as they begin searching for their homes, but there are several ways to make the process go smoothly.lenders. Many mortgage lenders will want to see some recent pay stubs (from both borrowers if buying with a spouse or partner), a couple years worth of W-2s and tax returns, as well as your recent bank statements. You can always call ahead and ask lenders what they need to see when applying for a loan. Having these materials ready in advance means you will spend less time at the bank and more time nding the right home for you. Secure nancing before you begin house hunting. Many rst-time home buyers might not realize the benets of securing nancing before they begin looking for a home. Mortgage preapproval lets buyers know how much a bank will loan them, meaning they wont spend time looking at homes they cant aord. In addition, pre-approval means buyers wont lose out on their dream homes as they scramble to secure nancing after making an oer. Work with a local real estate agent. Real estate agents are an invaluable resource to home buyers and are especially valuable to those buyers who have never before purchased a home. Agents can help rst-time buyers navigate the often confusing and, at times, disappointing process of buying a home. Choose an agent who is established in the area where you want to buy a home. He or she can provide information about local property taxes and schools as well as a multitude of additional issues that rst-time buyers may not think of. Agents also know the lay of the land regarding home prices, which can ease rst-time buyers fears about overpaying for their rst homes. Martha J. Marti Kendall Licensed Agent/Owner 12058 San Jose Blvd.# 204 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 904.230.1063 Service is not a slogan, it's a promise Martha J. Marti Kendall Licensed Agent/Owner 12058 San Jose Blvd.# 204 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 904.230.1063 Service is not a slogan, it's a promise Martha J. 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Page 10 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 & Real Estate Builders guide Wa t s o n Re alty Corp. RE A L TORS Kathy Akel (904) 673-9886kathyakel@watsonrealtycorp.com If you or someone you know is 50+ . Dont trust your most valuable asset to just anyone! Call us anytime to schedule an appointment! Misty Phillips (904) 962-5119YourPerfectSpot@comcast.net rfr nttbtrttt rfrr ntb nnn rrftnnfnrr frtrn nnnrfrrr rrrr rrr tnnrrfntnn tntnfnnbnbbt ntbrr nnbnrbrr rb rtrrrnn nftnnntnn nnn frfr Susan and Damon Burkhart of 14413 Pond Place Drive won Yard of the Month for April. e judging was done by Barbara Petty of the Mandarin Garden Club.Mandarin Places Yard of the Month awarded Photo courtesy Diane Frisco Martha J. Marti Kendall Licensed Agent/Owner 12058 San Jose Blvd.# 204 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 904.230.1063 Service is not a slogan, it's a promise Martha J. Marti Kendall Licensed Agent/Owner 12058 San Jose Blvd.# 204 Jacksonville, Florida 32223 904.230.1063 Service is not a slogan, it's a promise Randy Martin rfntb tnbbnrfnt rf ntbtrf rntrft rtf ntb trfn ffrr bnrrt tbffbt rrftrftb bttr rrftr rbtttbn tffr fnn nbtf rtf fft nbnff r rn rbr trr ft rtb Farm to table approach at new senior living communitySenior living community HarborChase of Mandarin has the look and feel of a private club or resort. And that is exactly the idea, according to Executive Chef and Director of Hospitality Todd Kazenske. We want to be recognized as the Ritz Carlton of senior living, Kazenske said. We might not be there yet, but thats our goal. In addition to a brandnew prop-erty, includ-ing modern and colorful furnishings with a variety of socialization areas, Harbor Chase is stepping up the industrys food and beverage game. With a farm-to-table approach to dining, the community aims to promote sustainability with living well. Within the next four to six weeks we will take our farm-to-table to the next level by oering farm fresh vegetables, soups and salads, Kazenske said. Each of the communities in the HRA (Harbor Retirement Associates) family will be able to locally source food that is in season. is is exciting to us as chefs, Kazenske said. Already, the Mandarin property is work-ing towards the fresh approach to food. Onsite in the Memory Care Courtyard is a chicken coop (although Kazenske said they are not able to prepare foods using the eggs due to FDA requirements) and an herb garden in which Kazenske is growing tarragon, rosemary, mint, sage, parsley and fennell. We can use the herbs for independent living meals only, again due to the federal requirements, he said. Soon I will be planting basil, thyme and oregano. e Loretto Courtyard, located directly o the ne dining room, has lemon, lime and grapefruit trees in addition to a croquet court, putting green and outdoor kitchen. ere is also a wood burning hearth oven. Kazenske said the companys philosophy is to give residents independence and choice to eat dierent foods and in dierent places. To that end, Harbor Chase has multiple dining venues and food is avail-able somewhere on property at just about any time. A chef by trade, Kazenske transitioned into being a pastry chef. He has worked at ve star and ve diamond restaurants and resorts as well as Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta most recently. He said this is his rst foray into the senior living business and he was attracted to the job due to HRAs vision to treat its communities like the resorts he is accustomed to. He plans to introduce a lot more baked goods and pastries made from scratch to reect his pastry chef background. HarborChase of Mandarin, located on San Jose Boulevard, opened its doors to its rst residents in January 2018. e community oers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Visit harborchasemandarin. com for more information.By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comPhotos by Martie ThompsonTodd Kazenske stands by his herb garden at HarborChase of Mandarin.

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When his high school sweetheart, Sarah, decided on nursing school at the University of North Florida, he followed her east and earned his degree in business management from UNF. e two have been married for 12 years and live in the Bartram area of Mandarin. ey have four sons, often referred to as the Wolfpack, ranging in age from two to nine years and a foster daughter whom they adore. At the beginning of our marriage we saved money and planned to take a six-month trip around the world. When we found out that Sarah was pregnant, that changed everything. e travel fund became the family fund, Rogers said. With a growing family and a desire to have a more exible schedule for traveling and homeschooling adventures, Rogers began his career in real estate. He got his start with Pulte Homes and 11 years later, he serves primarily the Mandarin and North St. Johns County areas. Rogers is currently ranked 15th of 8,000 agents in Northeast Florida and he credits a lot of his business growth to stressful times nancially not that many years ago. We were up to our eyeballs in credit card debt and we started a new budget following plans from Dave Ramsey, said Rogers. We hit reset and ipped the switch. I started treating my business like a business owner, working hard and seeking wisdom. 1. What do you enjoy most about living in Mandarin? Mandarin is ultimately centralized. Its great for easy access to the beaches, the river and the St. Johns Town Center. Its a great place for family activities and also running a business. 2. Serving as a foster parent is a special part of your life. What would you like people to know about fostering? Awareness for fostering is so important. Our foster daughter is nine months old now and we brought her home from the hospital when she was only two weeks old. ere is a tremendous need for foster families, yet if just one family from every church took in a child, then the need would be lled. Kids need a safe environment while their biological families are working towards healing and staying focused on recovering from the diculties in life. We get to love on this little girl every day and treat her as our daughter. People always ask, Wont it break your heart if she leaves you one day? Of course, it will. If it doesnt break our hearts, then we arent doing it right. 3. You take a more personal approach to building relationships through your business. Do you think this benefits your success? I think it does but regardless, its just more important to me to spend time actually getting to know people and contribute to their lives in some way. I have a life on life approach in business and I want to be a part of long term relationships with people. I can spend thousands on advertising or I can buy coee for as many moms who will show up for a Mothers Day treat. I can build a re and keep throwing cash on it or I can cut down logs and it will burn for a lot longer. I love this community and I love the people in it. e relationships are important to me. 4. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I enjoy gardening and videography. I am a trainer for a class at Trinity Fitness in Ponte Vedra as well. We stay involved in our church and we focus a lot on homeschooling and taking adventures as a family. We decide each year what is best for each child and if homeschooling isnt the right choice for any of them down the road, then thats okay. We are just focused on enjoying the journey now and I want to get this stage right with no regrets. Business deals will come and go, I cant control that but I can control the inuence I have on my family. 5. Whats your secret to managing a happy family and a successful business? Sarah. Each month I send her to a hotel for 24 hours. Its a game changer. She comes back a new woman. Chocolate and wine helps for the in between days. seventh grader at Switzerland Point Middle School, placed second in the girls 13/14 race. Julien Toussi placed rst in boys 13/14 and Matthew Warren placed rst in boys 15/16. Both Toussi and Warren are eighth graders at Fruit Cove Middle School. Samantha Morrison, a freshman at Bishop Kenny High School, placed third in womens category 4 race. e young riders train every day for one to two hours either on the road or on a trainer. ey get together for intensive trainer coaching with Reeves once a week and ride in group rides from Open Road Bicycles on Hendricks Avenue on Saturdays and Sundays when they are not racing. Dierent disciplines in cycling include road, cyclocross, mountain biking, BMX and track. Many riders cross train in dierent areas during dierent seasons in order to race all year round. Reeves has coached many kids who earn a scholarship to ride for a college team. When asked the qualications for becoming a cyclist, Reeves said, You need two legs, a bike, and really want to have fun! Contact Scott Reeves at velobrew@ gmail.com for more information.Velobrew Junior Cycling cont. from pg. 1

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Page 12 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 12412 San Jose Blvd., Suite 203 | Jacksonville, FL 32223 Phone: 904-432-3321 | Fax: 904-432-3324 www.nautilusbehavioralhealth.com Let us help you and your family be at your best!rfnt fbbbn fnnn rffntb n fnf n ST. JOHNS Race Track Rd. next to Memorial Emergency Center 111 Doctors Village Dr. Ste. 400 St. Johns, FL 32259ST. AUGUSTINE22 St. Johns Medical Park Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32086 rfnrtbrrfffnrtb rrf ntbr Race Track Rd. 111 Doctors Village Dr. Creating Beautiful Smiles for Over 25 Years! Smiles for Over 25 Years! Our #1 Priority: Your Children!Classes are exciting and motivating! Fun Additional Programs! (904) 260 4866www.starlightjax.com Now Registering for Fall ClassesSummer Camp May 29 Aug. 10 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 Art of Dance www.artofdancejax.com (904) 262-2217A new experiencewhere one never stops learning and ALWAYS has fun! rfntbn A new experiencewhere one never stops r bn bn bnf n Music heals and music unites, a notion well known by participants in Songbird, a pilot community outreach program of Episcopal School of Jacksonville (ESJ), in partnership with the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. During February through April, ESJ students combined their love of song with a desire to help others in a unique musical experience with residents who have memory disorders. e program took place at Starling at San Jose, an assisted living facility in north Mandarin. I like helping people and doing it through music, said eighth grade student Katie McCawley. It makes me feel good when I make other people feel good.Episcopal students participate in pilot musical service projectBy Melissa Salek mail@floridanewsline.comHeaded by Episcopal School of Jacksonville Choral Music Director Carolyn Tuttle, the program uses music to help form a connection between the students and elders with memory disorders. Singing together from a music playlist customized for each resident, the students not only learn about the therapeutic benets of music, they also discover the joy of just being with the elders. I think it denitely brightened up their day and gave them something fun and enjoyable to do, said ESJ eighth grader Samuel Salameh. e Songbird program also taught students about dementia and memory disorders. Cari Eyre, associate director of programs for the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimers As-Photo courtesy Carolyn Tuttle Episcopal School of Jacksonville students Julia Polster, 2 and Phoebe Fletcher, 2 sing along with a Starling resident. Mandarin resident Jack Milton won rst place in the Childrens Art Show during the Mandarin Art Festival held Easter weekend. Milton is a second grade student at San Jose Episcopal Day School.Second grader wins first place at Childrens Art Show Photo courtesy Judy Bryansociation, designed a training program for the students and facilitated their early interactions with the seniors. It was wonderful to see the interaction between the students and the residents, said Eyre. It was a beautiful way to bring joy to people living with dementia, while at the same time introducing a terric group of young people to a population they might not otherwise interact with. Episcopal School of Jacksonvilles Songbird program was inspired by and modeled on a similar program run by Evan Powers in Orlando, who piloted the Songbird program with his students at Avalon Middle School. Tuttle knew instantly that it was something that t well with her students and with the community service focus at ESJ. It is so exciting to me to know that students are building meaningful relationships and making a lasting impact beyond just singing a performance and leaving, Tuttle shared. I love that they are also exposed to a branch of music therapy that could ignite a passion and guide career decisions. Tuttle plans to continue the program in the next school year, expanding to include sessions in both in the fall and the spring so that more students can participate.

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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 13 SUMMER CAMP GUIDE Academy of Dance rfntb rfnt bt rnttff(Across from Care Spot) trff Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S.Robert J. Nemetz, D.D.S., M.S.| | Marinela M. Nemetz, D.D.S. www.nemetzdental.comWe are in-network providers with Metlife, Delta, Cigna, United Healthcare and most other PPO Plans.Mandarin South Business Center Now Enrolling! Pre-K3 through 6th grade7423 San Jose Blvd. 904-733-0352 www.sjeds.orgSJEDS welcomes qualied applicants in grades Pre-K3 through 6 without regard to race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. Accredited by FCIS, FKC, SACS and the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. San Jose Episcopal Day School provides an intimate learning environment where teachers help each individual identify their own unique talents and strengths. With a balanced approach that is nurturing yet challenging, each child can reach their fullest potential, however high that may be. Come see for yourself why an education at SJEDS is an investment in a brighter future. River City Science Academys parent volunteer organization organized teacher appreciation week to say thanks to our heroes. Mandarins Chick-l-A and Dailys donated food to the event.River City Science Academy recognizes teachers Photo courtesy River City Science Academy ird grade students, led by parent Jessica Martinez and third grade teachers Leigh Ann Vondrasek and Joan Vogt, recently had the opportunity to engage in a fun lesson about heat and solar energy. e hands-on activity involved the students making their very own solar oven. Business Partner Jumpin Jax House of Food donated pizza boxes, which served as the perfect material to create the ovens. Students worked in groups to create a solar oven out of the boxes, which produced enough heat to melt the marshmallows and chocolate inside for smores. e students also pointed out how perfect the boxes were, as Its all about the energy! is printed on the boxes. Loretto third graders learn about solar energy Photo courtesy Loretto Elementary SchoolOn Saturday, May 5, Crown Point Elementary PTA held the schools annual Spring Carnival. e students, parents, siblings and the surrounding community enjoyed lots of games and activities such as face painting, Marvel marble, disc toss, or hammer throw, Plinko, Dino Dig and more. e carnival also included four bouncy houses for all ages, cakewalk, local food trucks, Kona Ice, and lots of cotton candy and popcorn. e dunking booth was popular with Family fun at Crown Point CarnivalBy Mary J. Eyler mail@floridanewsline.com A fun time was had by all at the Crown Point Elementary Spring Carnival. Photos courtesy Mary J. EylerPrincipal Brett Hartley in the dunking booth.kids and adults. e challenge for the day: Who is going to dunk Principal Brett Hartley? How many times? e event provided an opportunity for the Crown Point community to come together, enjoy beautiful weather and participate in fun activities. A large group of volunteers from Mandarin High School as well as teachers and parents all contributed to the events success.

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Page 14 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 Pet Food & Supply Drive Coming In July Some of the items needed:Pet Food Treats Ziploc Bags Cat Litter Leashes Collars Paper Plates Chew Toys Towels Blankets Laundry Soap For a complete list go to: www.fcnmhp.org or call 904-886-4919 Drop o locations will be announced in July! New Patients Always Welcome!Appts. 6:30ampm & on Saturdays! We Will Maximize Your Insurance Benefits! 12058 San Jose Boulevard Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Call 904-880-3131 or Text Us at 904-584-3777KrantzDentalCare.com No Insurance? Affordable Dental Plan As Low as $17/mo. Same-Day Appointments Emergencies Welcome 2018 chrisad, inc. rrfntYour Community Resource For Better Hearing HEARING CENTERS Dr. Leslie A. Staverman Audiologist/OwnerSchedule an appointment today!StavermanHearingCenters.com(904) Hear and be heard. Improving your ability to communicate through better hearing makes each day brighter, strengthens your relationships and makes life more fulfilling. No matter how mild or significant your hearing loss, it interferes with your ability to fully enjoy sounds and interactions with loved ones. Through technology and expertise, well bring back the sounds you miss most. At Staverman Hearing Centers, you will always be heard. We believe great hearing care begins with listening to you and developing a hearing health care plan that solves your hearing loss while meeting the needs of your lifestyle and budget. rfntbrfbrftrf brfrrfrr r rrrr r fntbnffnnf fnfnntbrfntbrfrfJump into Summernt Gardening By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale mail@floridanewsline.comWeeds or Wildflowers? Its a truism that weeds are simply plants in the wrong place, and it comes to mind especially now as spring is shifting gears to summer. Its a time of rapid green growth, and before we know it, our beds can be overrun with weeds. Natural mulches, which break down more rapidly as temperatures rise, should be replenished as needed. If mulch is decom-posing and settling it can be a good me-dium for germinating seeds, so either u the mulch to disturb and uproot small weed seedlings or have a good old fash-ioned hand weeding session and pull large weeds. You can compost in place (tucked tidily under the mulch) most weeds that are seed free, but denitely dispose of dol-lar weed and Florida betony, for example, that will regrow from even the tiniest piece. Either way, dont let weeds linger. Mulch is also invaluable in the vegetable garden to reduce weeds, and clean, organic mulches like shredded leaves atop home-made compost add valuable nutrients while helping to keep both the soil moist and rains from splashing back onto the plants. Pine straw is lightweight and also works well. By early May, the medians and roadside verges were full of owering plants, amid rough grasses (and not a few weeds). Nowadays city budgets would appear to limit mowing, and Im all for it. Not only do I often see some of my favorite native plants in just these places, but they are havens for insect life while undisturbed. One hardy plant that thrives in these con-ditions is Gaillardia pulchella blanket ower a red and yellow daisy. For a few weeks in the spring, patches of blue-eyed grasses (Sisyrhinchium sp.) resembled lovely hazy blue blankets. In early May, fragrant white orchids marsh ladys tresses or Spiranthese odorata popped up in moist places along highways and in damp front yards. Tiny white owers spiral along the top three inches of the stems which are at least a foot tall. As is often the case with delicate wildowers, they arent individual showstoppers, but look beautiful growing together. As long as people desire perfectly groomed front yards, and more and more of Jacksonville is developed, there is a growing need for wild areas in Jacksonville, and these unruly medians and roadside meadows help enormously. Azaleas and other spring-owering shrubs should be pruned after they ower, tradi-tionally before the end of June. (Summer and fall bloomers can be tackled when dormant in late winter.) Perennial herba-ceous plants will ower for longer if spent blooms are removed, or dead-headed. Annuals too can be cleaned up to promote owering, and benet from a boost of liq-uid fertilizer every four to six weeks, since they bloom so profusely unless you ap-plied a slow-release granular product when planting, more is not always better. It goes without saying that summer has its challenges. Despite rising temperatures, it is wise to keep on top of basic garden chores as much as possible. Dont slack o watering rst-year shrubs and trees. If we get good summer rains that certainly counts as watering, but we cant rely on rainfall alone. e vegetable garden will need a mini-mum of an inch of water per week. As a rule of thumb (or index nger), water deeply when the soil is dry to a depth of 1 to 2 inches. As ever, vegetables should be scouted regularly for insects and diseases to keep problems from getting out of con-trol, and soil moisture could be checked at the same time. Fertilize according to your chosen products directions to keep crops growing strong and healthy. Our local nurseries are full of tempting owering plants. Containerized plants can be installed at most times of the year, but summer heat can be hard on them. If possible, plant them on a cloudy day, or certainly late in the day. Water them in well. Improvise some shelter to give plants in full sun some light shade for a day or two. As well as needing some coddling af-ter having their roots disturbed, they may not be accustomed to full sun, depending on where they were held in the nursery. Stay cool, and if you enjoy reading, take the summer months to learn more about plants, gardening techniques, landscape design, whatever you fancy. Consider the creatures, welcome or not, with whom you share your landscape; gardening for the benet of wildlife can be rewarding. is is a time of plenty for wildlife if we have owering and fruiting plants, and shrubs for food and shelter, as well a clean water supply, in our yards. Young birds will be nding their way around your neighborhoods, and if you supply bird food, bird watching can be a relaxing and delightful pastime. Enjoy. e Mandarin Garden Club recently entertained the Shamrock Circle from St. Augustine Garden Club. Master Gardener Mary Forester, second vice president, and Donna Crosby, education and community chair, led a garden tour, which included several areas undergoing a spring refurbishment. Forester shared the history of the club and a peek into the everyday maintenance and upkeep of the gardens, as well tips for raising funds, gathering volunteers and soliciting resources. e tour concluded under the shade of the Magnolia trees with lemonade and a sweet treat. Mandarin Garden Club hosts St. Augustine Garden Club for tour Photo courtesy Donna Crosby

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June 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 15 FishingCapt. Davids Fishing Report By Captain David Lifka mail@floridanewsline.com The Wait is Finally Over! A Special Open House Event at HarborChase of MandarinSaturday, June 9 | 12-3 pm 12350 San Jose Blvd. | Jacksonville, FL 32223 | www.HarborChaseMandarin.com Jacksonvilles Premier Retirement Living ALF #13126HarborChase of Mandarin features: Exciting Life Enrichment program Seasonal menus created by award-winning Chefs Stimulating experiences and social events dailyJoin us at HarborChase of Mandarin for an exclusive tour and look at Jacksonvilles newest and most innovative retirement community. Mandarin Inde pe nden t & As sisted Living Memo ry Ca ree rst 10 visitors will receive a gift certicate for a chef-prepared meal in our beautiful Pomelo Restaurant! (904) 584-9806 rfnt tnbbtrrfntbttntt Dr. Christopher Railing serving the area since 2011 rf nrttttbtb At last summer has arrived and this years shing season is starting to come together. Making choices such as where to go, and what to sh for are just some of the pleasurable decisions we are faced with living in our area of the state. With so much freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water around us, our shing possibilities for the summer season are many. Whether it is just a short walk to a neighborhood pond, or a quick ride to a nearby creek or lake, the freshwater shing opportunities around us are abundant. roughout most of the year, but especially summer, expecting limit catches of pansh that inhabit our area waters is not unreasonable. Good numbers of largemouth bass will also be available in these very same waters. e catsh bite will be strong, along with plenty of mullet in the river all summer long. e Lower St. Johns River and Intracoastal Waterway should oer fantastic saltwater shing all summer long and continue into the fall. Redsh, speckled trout, and ounder will be highly targeted species for that inshore grand slam. Black drum, sheepshead, and even a mangrove snapper or two will be in these same waters for the taking. For more saltwater shing, shing the beach could be a priority for many. Practically anything that swims in the ocean could end up grabbing your bait. While enjoying your normal catches of whiting, pompano, and sand trout, always be prepared for the really big bite that could end up spooling your reel or dragging your rod and reel o to sea. Finally we have brackish water which covers most of our area of the St. Johns. Typically this area covers from downtown Jacksonville to Green Cove Springs, but some summers it could extend all the way to Palatka. Usually starting o a little slow, one can expect a steady increase of most any inshore saltwater species to come on with a bang as summer progresses. By late July or early August our annual shrimp run should be running on high gear, with outstanding shrimping and spectacular shing that will hopefully last well into the fall. Fishing Report: June 11 is the start of a 40-day Red Snapper season well worth a shing trip by your own boat, charter boat, or party boat. Croaker are beginning to show in the river at the usual spots. eyre running a little small right now but denitely tastier. Bream are a good bet at any local freshwater location. Try crickets, worms, or bread, and get the kids outside for some for some outdoor fun. Whether you catch one, some or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. May all your wishes come true this wondrous season. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there .CALL ME TODAY.Joyous holiday wishes to you and your familyfrom your good neighbor.1101450.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim.register.g2k4@statefarm.com May all your wishes come true this wondrous season. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there .CALL ME TODAY.Joyous holiday wishes to you and your familyfrom your good neighbor.1101450.1 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim.register.g2k4@statefarm.com State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Bloomington, IL 1706815 They matter to me. I get it. Your home and car are more than just things. Theyre where you make your memories and they deserve the right protection. Its why Im here. LETS TALK TODAY. Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Bloomington, IL 1706815 They matter to me. I get it. Your home and car are more than just things. Theyre where you make your memories and they deserve the right protection. Its why Im here. LETS TALK TODAY. 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Page 18 | MandarinNewsLine June 2018 Travel Aiken, S.C.: History, Horses and MusicBy Debi Lander mail@floridanewsline.com MNLA EXP. 7/1/18$995Specialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with any other offers. ONLY AT MANDARIN South SALON. MNLK EXP. 7/1/18Specialty cuts, blow-dry style, design lines, set or curling iron extra. Not valid with any other offers. ONLY AT MANDARIN South SALON. $1995COME VISIT OUR BRAND NEW SALON IN THE MANDARIN SOUTH SHOPPING CENTER FANTASTIC SAMS MANDARIN SOUTH $10 OFFNot valid with any other offers and/or discounts. ONLY AT MANDARIN SOUTH SALON.MNLARS1 EXP. 7/1/18 $10 off $40 or more in services!WHEN YOU SPEND $40 OR MORE IN REGULAR PRICED SERVICES OR PRODUCTS.Now Open! 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My discovery of its treasures began with a stay at e Wilcox a white-columned hotel. e Queen of Aiken has hosted Winston Churchill, Harold Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Arden, Joseph Pulitzer, the Duke of Windsor and according to lo-cal lore, Franklin D. Roosevelt and his special lady. Even if you dont stay there, but Id highly recommend you do so, check out the lobby and hallways and their historical photos and period pieces. A spirit of warmth and hospitality lls the corridors. Aiken rst achieved fame as a health retreat for those with breathing troubles. Coastal residents from Charleston would come to escape malaria and yel-low fever. New York horsemen Eustis and Hitchcock bought their horses, along with their well-heeled friends from the north to extend the eques-trian season. ey laid the founda-tions for the citys passion for riding, racing, foxhunting and polo. Today, there are more than 80 polo elds around Aiken. I started exploring with a trolley tour that breezed me past captivating landmarks, homes and Aiken cot-tages (each with at least 22 rooms) on horse-friendly dirt roads. I heard named dropping tales of Winter Colony visitors like Evelyn Walsh McLean, the last known owner of the Hope Diamond, who sometimes placed it on the collar of her Great Dane. Other famous residents included Fred Astaire, who danced up and down the steps of the post oce, and Andy Williams, the Moon River singer, who owned a nineacre property with a 13-room house, a barn and stables, butlers cottage, laun-dry house, carriage house, greenhouse and a childrens brick dollhouse. Photos courtesy Debi Lander.Polo at Flat Out Polo Farms. Tree Giveaway cont. from pg. 1e trolley tour stops at Hopelands Gar-dens for a meander through the peaceful park and the oroughbred Racing Hall of Fame, a two-story museum featuring memorabilia, plus a reference library for breeders. Later, I drove to Flat Out Polo Farms to try my hand at arena polo. Owner Ken Cresswell gave me a polo lesson, but lets just say this fast-paced sport was more than I could muster. Watching a game was thrilling. Next day I toured Redclie Plantation State Historic Site, once the home of Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African American families who worked as slaves and later as freemen and women. Ham-mond was a congressman, governor, and senator from South Carolina. Both weekend evenings I attended a concert as part of the 10-year annual Joye in Aiken Festival. e shows bring famed NYC Juilliard students, faculty and alumni to Aiken for music, dance, and drama performances for the public and teach in the area school. I listened to a night of soulful jazz and an unexpect-edly exciting organ concert by Grammy winner Paul Jacobs. I missed Aikens Triple Crown, a threeweek series of racing, steeplechase, polo and foxhunting events. Aiken ranks with Ocala and Louisville as one of the best horse towns in the country. It may be a small city, but they have as much history as Churchill Downs, said my guide. Aiken evokes the citys opulent past but doesnt require a Pulitzers purse to make for one grand getaway. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips.The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame at Hopelands Gardens. The Wilcox a white-columned hotel known as the Queen of Aiken. is is the second year the community club has hosted a tree giveaway in an eort to help residents of Mandarin replant from devastating tree losses incurred from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. A major focus of the club over its many years has been the beautication and preservation of Mandarin as part of their larger mission to promote and in-sure the preservation, beautication and environmental wellbeing of Mandarin. Additionally, the Mandarin Community Club joined representatives in October from Greenscape, Scenic Jacksonville, the City of Jacksonville and others to discuss plans for rehabbing and replant-ing Mandarin Road after the shocking devastation from Hurricane Irma. All parties committed to moving forward with a plan. at eort will be sup-ported through the commitment of private donors and through funds made available by a settlement involving Tree Mitigation funds from the City of Jack-sonville. Currently, a preliminary survey of the damage along the length of Mandarin Road and recommendations where rehabilitation and replacement is needed is underway.

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