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page 2Take 5A Florida NewsLine Publicationpage 16Puzzles page 11Get To Know . Donna Richardson JULY 2018 Volume 12 Issue 9page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! Advancing the Art & Science of 12525 Philips Hwy, Ste. 101, Jacksonville 7855 Argyle Forest Blvd, Ste. 701, Jacksonville 1541 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville 9191 R G Skinner Parkway, Ste. 202, Jacksonville 100 SR 13, Suite A, Saint Johns 1495 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park 200 Southpark Blvd., Ste. 207, St. Augustine 520 A1A North, Ste. 203, Ponte Vedra Beach The Nations Largest Dermatology Practice Beautiful Skin 866-400-DERM (3376) | AdvancedDerm.com ADCS-7.5x2-banner-ad-2017-R2.indd 1 12/6/17 1:00 PM Fourth annual Pet Supply Drive held this monthBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com Pet Supply Drive cont. on pg. 11Photo courtesy Martie ThompsonAll ages can donate supplies for pets in need during Florida NewsLines annual Pet Supply Drive, now through July 17. Its summer so that means its time for the fourth annual Florida NewsLine Pet Supply Drive, which will run until July 17. Once again this year, all items collected will be donated to First Coast No More Homeless Pets for its Pet Food Bank, which is staed completely by volunteers and operates out of the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Cassat Hospi-tal. Many local businesses in the St. Johns, Ponte Vedra, Nocatee and Mandarin areas have generously agreed to be collection sites for the Pet Supply Drive. Be sure to see the ad detailing the locations in this issue. ere is sure to be a location convenient for you! Or, readers may drop items o at the Florida Newse Mandarin Middle School (MMS) softball team recently made a run for a second city championship in three years. Anastasia Suhetskis, Sophia Davis and Montana Hunt were all in sixth grade the rst time that MMS won in 2016. Now returning to the championship rounds in their eighth grade year, they worked hard to ensure that MMS was well represented. e MMS Lady Hawks had an undefeated season and clinched the Southern Division title going into the semi-nals. After several rain delays, the semi-nal game versus James Weldon Johnson was held at MMS. e Lady Hawks were able to pull o an upset by defeating James Weldon Johnson 10 9 after six innings, thus qualifying for the City of Jacksonvilles Middle School City Championship game. Going into the city nals on Wednesday, May 23, MMS faced an extremely tough opponent Fletcher, whose team came up short two seasons ago in the nals. Since last years nal game was never played due to weather, they were seeking this championship to cap o their year. Tied 1 1 through the third inning, MMS picked up steam and began to build momentum with a 4 1 lead in the fourth. Fletcher wasnt having it. ey held on and started a rally of their own, scoring six runs that made the game look like it was over. Going into the last inning down by six, MMS stepped up their hitting game and scored an impressive four runs, including a two-run, out of the park home run by Baileigh Shoemaker. Unfortunately, the Lady Hawks fell short in the last inning, losing 10 8. ese girls are the perfect denition of determination, dedication and an attitude of never give up until the very end of their season, said proud parent Tammy Suhetskis. ey have represented their team and their school with the utmost respect and Photos courtesy Tammy SuhetskisThe Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks Mandarin Middle School Lady Hawks cap undefeated season with trip to city finalsBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com dignity and a huge congratulations is due them. e talent on the team and the discipline they bring to the eld is testament to the coaching sta, Coach Jon Kern and Assistant Coach Lori Bishop. Not only does Coach Kern have great knowledge of the game, but he also has taught the team to take pride in their eld by grooming it every night after practice and/or games to ensure it is ready for the next day. A big believer in sportsmanship, Coach Kern has an opening introduction at every home game where he recognizes every starting player specically as well as all teammates on both home and visiting teams. Suhetskis said he also makes sure the National Anthem is played at every home game expressing pride for our country and teaching patriotism to the girls. Anastasia Suhetskis and Sophia Davis were chosen for DCPS Middle School Athletic All Conference Honors for Mandarin Middle School. ey were recognized for their hard work and dedication to their MMS team, as well as schoolwork.

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Page 2 | MandarinNewsLine July 2018 take rfPain, aching, numbness or heaviness in your legs could be symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The condition is caused by a lack of blood ow due to narrowed or blocked blood vessels. The good news is you dont have to live with leg pain. If you notice these symptoms, our physicians at Baptist Heart Specialists can help:1. Leg pain when walking2. Sores or wounds on the toes, feet or legs that heal slowly or not at all3. A pale or bluish color to the skin4. A lower temperature in one leg compared to the other5. Poor toenail growth and decreased hair growth on the legs Why live with pain? Call us today for an assessment at Baptist South. rfntbfnftrr Arts and Farmers Market to be heldFirst Christian Church hosts the Second Saturday Arts & Farmers Market each month on their campus from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. is months event will be held on Saturday, July 14. e market is growing and now has 40 vendors with products such as coee, teas, jewelry, clothes, hair accessories, breads, jams, honey, plants, barbeque, Italian ice and dog treats. e market is family and pet friendly (pets must be on leash).Silent film night in MandarinIn celebration of its 95th anniversary, the Mandarin Community Club will host a silent lm evening on Friday, July 27. ree lms, called shorts because each is about 20 minutes in length, featuring memorable comedian Buster Keaton have been selected and will be enhanced with live music. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the rst lm will premiere at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions, including the 1920s favorite, footlong hot dogs, will be available at reasonable prices at the concession counter or from an usherette. e Mandarin Community Club is located at 12447 Mandarin Road. Seating is limited; email event coordinator Ellen Milligan at Milligane@bellsouth.net for reservations.Rally scheduled to protest proposed Julington-Durbin Preserve land swape St. Johns Riverkeeper and the Florida Native Plant Society join six other civic organizations to host the Rally to Save Julington-Durbin Preserve on Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. at the Preserve entrance, located o Bartram Park Boulevard. e rally is a protest of a developers proposed plan to swap protected, environmentally sensitive land in the Julington-Durbin Preserve with land on Black Hammock Island, freeing the Julington-Durbin land for residential development. Several guided hikes will also be oered following the rally. Visit www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org for more information.Jacksonville Area Afternoon Golf Tour accepting new memberse Jacksonville Area Afternoon Golf Tour is seeking local amateur golfers who would like to play one to two days per week (weekdays and weekends) around 1 p.m. at the following courses: Amelia River Golf Club, Bent Creek Golf Club, Blue Sky Golf Club, Cimarrone Golf Club, Eagle Harbor Golf Club, Eagle Landing Golf Club, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Julington Creek Golf Club, King & Bear at WGV, Magnolia Point Golf Club, North Hampton Golf Club, Royal St. Augustine, Saint Augustine Shores, St. Johns Golf & Country Club, Saint Johns Golf Club, Slammer & Squire at WGV, South Hampton Golf Club, and Windsor Parke Golf Club. e tour goes on continuously and year-round, so golfers can join for free anytime. No handicap is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Play as little or as much as you want; you pay only when you play. Email JaxGolfTour@gmail.com for more information.River City Women to learn candy makinge July 18 program for the River City Womens Club includes homemade fudge, gourmet popcorn, nostalgic candy, gifting, popcorn tins and party favors. e Poppin Box will give attendees a demonstration and provide candy making tips in a fun, hands-on activity and everyone will go home with a treat. 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 meeting, luncheon and program. Guests are welcome and reservations are required; call Florence at (904) 262-8719. Photo by MetroCreative

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July 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 3 AnswersPuzzles to our 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 sign for Mandarin Park o Mandarin Road. Our winner was Susan Lanahan.Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comTable of Contents Domestic shorthair/mix cat Female 6 years old Large, mixed breed dog (over 44 lbs. fully grown ) Female 8 years old Meet Nyla! Meet Lizzie!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. 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! answers to puzzles on page 16 See pg. 13 for drop o locations & details! Drop offNOW! Pet Food & Supply Drive Mandarin NewsLine is your Community Newspaper!We need YOU to keep us informed about interesting community events.Send it in!editor@FloridaNewsLine.com Were not just your newspaper, were your neighbors! Landry Arnold, HarborChase of MandarinAdvertiser in Mandarin NewsLine rfntbnfrrf btnnbbr bbrnbnrbt ntbnbbrtfb nbrntThe CreekLine and Mandarin NewsLinefbbttb rbnbtfbb trnbfbtbbb bttnnbt 4 Around Town 5 Q&A with Lori Hershey 5 Q&A with Matt Schellenberg 6 Q&A with Tommy Hazouri 7 Briefs 8 Back in Time 15 Gardening 18 Travel

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Page 4 | MandarinNewsLine July 2018 celebrate the 4th!World Golf Village: Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks over the lake in the heart of World Golf Village begin at 9:15 p.m. Parking is $10 per vehicle. www.worldgolfimax.com Fireworks over the Matanzas: Wednesday, July 4. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks over the bayfront between the Castillo de San Marcos and the Bridge of Lions begin at 9:30 p.m. www.visitstaugustine.com American Pride 4th of July: Wednesday, July 4. Festivities begin at Moosehaven at 5 p.m. Fireworks over the St. Johns River begin at 9:20 p.m. www.moosehaven.org Downtown Jacksonville: Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks over the downtown riverfront will begin at 9:45 p.m. www.jaxhappenings.com Jacksonville Beach: Wednesday, July 4. Fireworks from the Jacksonville Beach Pier begin at 9 p.m. www.jacksonvillebeach.org Be in our Calendar Section!Simply email your information to: Calendar@floridanewsline.com around town 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 31 JulyS S M T W T F 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 July 1Under the Oaks music jam 2 p.m. 4 p.m., weather permitting Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.netJuly 2Southside Newcomers Club First Monday Coee 10 a.m. Mimis Cafe in St Johns Town Center sncmembership84@gmail.comJuly 3Shuleboard 9:30 a.m. (repeating event on Tuesdays) Mandarin Park, next to tennis courts at park entrance Just show up unless it rainsJuly 3Honeybee Quilt Guild 6:30 p.m. Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 11844 Mandarin Road www.honeybeequilters.org (Repeats first Tuesday of each month)July 7Bingo Night at St. Josephs 6:45 p.m. doors open/ 7:15 games start Cody Center, 4152 Loretto Road Open to the community; (904) 742-8777July 71911 Historic Mandarin Store and Post Oice open 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 12471 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.net or (904) 268-0784July 7Mandarin Toastmasters meeting 10:15 a.m. 12 p.m. South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Mandarintoastmasters.orgJuly 10Service 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)July 12American 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.orgJuly 12Mandarin Council networking luncheon 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.orgJuly 12Book Club/Friends of the South Mandarin Library meeting 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. (904) 288-6385July 14About Boating Safely class 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Florida Tackle and gun Club, 9010 San Jose Blvd. www.safeboatingjax.comJuly 14Alzheimers Saturday Support Series for Caregivers: Getting Personal with Alzheimers 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Almost Home Daybreak, 3604 Cardinal Point Dr. RSVP to Jamie, (904) 731-4002July 14Toast 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)July 14Second Saturday Arts and Farmers Market 9 a.m. 1 p.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd.July 14St. Johns Chapter of the 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 July 16All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or (904) 502-5254July 18Small Business Advice: How do I develop a product or service to sell? 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road (904) 262-5201July 21Meet the Maple Leaf Divers 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.netJuly 21Cruise 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 monthJuly 26Mandarin Council monthly breakfast 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Bonefish Grill, 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.org

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July 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 with Duval School Board Member, District 7, Lori Hershey Q A Accepting New Patients Most Insurances Accepted We Specialize in: Normal and High Risk Pregnancy Well Woman and Routine Gynecological Care Hysterectomy and Prolapse surgery Laparoscopic Surgery LEEP/Laser Surgery Urinary Incontinence Surgery Menopause Endometriosis Infertility TreatmentFLORIDA WOMAN CARE (JACKSONVILLE OB/GYN) New Location Near Baptist South Hospital!NEW LOCATION! 904-288-6910 13241 Bartram Park Blvd. Suite 1309 Jacksonville, Florida 32258G. Quadir Khan, MD, FACOG Complete Health Care for Women Making Handsome Happen Cold Steel Barber Shop904-527-8444 Facebook.com/airicutsColdSteelHairStudio.com rfnrtfbf 32223 Summer Spectacular Sale Sugar Bear Antiques MallrfrntbrtrrJuly 13th-15thRefreshments Served www.sugarbearmall.com rrfntb Q: Whats the latest on the idea of planting trees along Mandarin Road? A: We now have a tentative plan to plant between 25 50 trees along Mandarin Road. e planting will take place later this year, after hurricane season and when cooler weather sets in, to provide the best environment for planting success. I will post the plans for this on my City of Jacksonville website in the next 30 60 days. Q: Has the playground been installed at Losco Park? A: e playground is scheduled to be installed on June 25. So it should be up and running by the time citizens are reading this. Id like community members to let me know if they have ideas for any other parks in Mandarin. Q: Did the JTA/Marbon Road property close yet? A: Yes. e sale closed in mid-June and will adhere to the PUD that was agreed upon nine months ago. I dont know when construction is supposed to start. Q: Can you shed any light on the proposed land swap for the Julington Durbin Preserve with Black Hammock Island? A: is is a terrible proposal and a terrible deal for the citizens. Ive inquired with the General Counsels oce for the City of Jacksonville and they told me that the city has no jurisdiction over this potential disaster. Citizens need to come together with grassroots eorts and a letter writing campaign to make sure their voices are heard. Im also incredibly disappointed in the former mayor who has gone on record ipopping his position on this. Q: Do you have any District 6 updates? A: We have received inquiries recently from homeowners in the Indian Walk and Beauclerc Cove neighborhoods regarding standing water. We had more than three inches of rain in a 90-minute period this week. Its hard to anticipate that much water in that short time. Nevertheless, we have a meeting set up in early July with the Public Works department and a representative from JEA to see if anything can be done to improve the situation. Q: Is there anything else you want to share? A: In light of the recent discussion of whether the city should sell JEA, in my opinion, we own a valuable asset and its important that it is run eciently. I think citizens should know that for the past four to ve years, FPL rates have been lower than JEAs, mostly due to diversity of power sources they have wind, solar, nuclear, coal and natural gas. JEA is a smaller player and doesnt have these options. I believe there will be many challenges in the future and that rates will go up because of a poorly structured deal made 10 years ago to buy power from a nuclear plant in Georgia at whatever the going rate is at the time for the next 20 years. Q: What is the best way for our readers to contact you? A: I will be hosting a general Town Hall meeting on ursday, Aug. 16 from 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library and all citizens are invited to attend. Additionally, community members can email me at MattS@coj. net or call (904) 630-1388. Q: What is the latest update regarding the DCPS eorts to comply with the school safety act? A: More than 300 applicants applied for the 103 positions to serve as School Safety Assistants at elementary schools. Many of those applicants have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and have applied in order to serve our community. While Duval County Public Schools are beginning with this position, it does not mean that we will not transition to School Resource Ocers at elementary schools in the future. School Safety Assistants meet the requirements set by the state in HB7026 (the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act). e district is continuing to work through the summer to ensure our schools are safe. e district is also preparing and reviewing shelters in preparation for hurricane season. Q: Do you have any news about new personnel in District 7 schools? A: We do have new principals for two District 7 schools. John Kniseley will be the new principal at Mandarin High School as of July 1. He has extensive experience in education as well as the military. He succeeds Dr. Donna Richardson, who is retiring. Also, Twin Lakes Academy Middle School welcomes Aurelia Williams as its new principal. Her leadership experience is in both business and education. Additionally, we are excited to have Dr. Diana Greene as our new superintendent. Please stay tuned to Mandarin NewsLine for an upcoming date you can meet her in District 7. Q: Do you have any advice for students and parents over the summer? A: Take time to visit your local library this summer. ere are many great opportunities for continued enrichment over the summer. Dont forget, school begins on Aug. 13.Lori Hershey cont. on pg. 8

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Page 6 | MandarinNewsLine July 2018 with Jacksonville City Council Member Tommy Hazouri (At Large District 3) Q A Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com ?? rfntbrfnbbtt Come experience the LARGEST cast ever! 35 singers, dancers, actors! Private Lessons on ALL Instruments for ALL Ages Community Band | Orchestra | Jazz Band 8 performances/two weekends. 2 Friday, 2 Saturday nights 8pm and 2 Saturday, 2 Sunday matinees 2pm H e ll o D o ll y !P e r f o r m anc e s : A p r i l 1 4 2 3Join the NFC as we proudly present Client: NE Florida Conservatory Contact: Richard A Dickson Ad Rep: Heather Ph: E-mail: richardadickson@comcast.net Ad Size: 1/4TODAYS DATESpelling of Company Name Phone number Address Coupon Expiration date (if applicable) Ad CopyPlease verify and initial:SIGNATURE REQUIREDCHECK ONE PLEASEApproved AS IS Approved WITH CHANGESPlease Approve Ad or send changes by 1/24/17I have seen and checked the attached proof.By signing/emailing approval you accept responsibility of ANY error that may occur on your ad. It is your opportunity to catch any error made during the production of your ad. Local Community News, Inc. IS NOT responsible for any error not marked after approval. No adjustments will be made to invoice amount. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLYMandarin NewsLineMARCH 2017 H e ll o D o ll y !P e r f o r m an c e s : A p r i l 1 4 2 3Join the NFC as we proudly present July 20-29Reserved Seating/tickets: Showtixnow.com All tickets $20!Sponsored by HASKELLLIVE 15-piece orchestra. Join the NFC as we proudly present Q: Do you have any updates on the potential dog park to be located behind the South Mandarin Library as well as the Mandarin Trail? A: e Parks Department is still working on the dog park plan and budget. Its in the early stages of development and would still need approval from the library, which I dont anticipate being a problem. I appreciate the emails Ive received from citizens in support of this project, which we hope to have open in the fall. As for the Mandarin Trail, this would connect Old St. Augustine Road to Greenland Road with a combination of park trails and bike lanes. It will hopefully be nished in the summer of 2019. Q: Has the JTA/Marbon Road property sale closed? A: e buyer and seller nalized all terms and the transaction closed in June. Now First Coast Energy will develop the property in accordance with the previously approved PUD, which includes commercial and retail units adjacent to San Jose Boulevard and residential units o Marbon Road. JTA will continue to provide transit service to the community from a reduced parking lot. ere is not yet a nal site plan. Q: The citys opioid pilot program that you told us about in the spring was supposed to conclude at the end of May. Are there plans for it to continue? A: Funding has been approved by the City of Jacksonville for another four and a half months. en a budget will be submitted for continuation of this very successful project. Previously, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was responding to an overdose every two hours and now its improved to every four hours. We plan to expand the program to two additional emergency departments. A naturalists paradise inside the rapidly growing Bartram Park community is under threat. Julington Durbin Preserve is a 2,031-acre peninsula formed at the conuence of Julington and Durbin creeks, with approximately nine miles of shoreline along the adjacent waterways. e property was purchased in 2001 for $16.5 million as part of Jacksonvilles Preservation Project, a land acquisition program conceived by Mayor John Delaney to manage growth, protect environmentally sensitive lands, improve water quality, and provide access to the citys natural areas. e developers who originally sold the Julington-Durbin Preserve property to the City of Jacksonville and State of Florida for conservation now want it back. J. omas Dodson and Eastland Partners, the developers of the adjacent Bartram Park mixed-use community, are now proposing to build 1,400 homes inside the heart of JulingtonDurbin Creek Preserve. To do this, they are oering to exchange property on Black Hammock Island, near the Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve, for 407 acres within the Preserve. is land was meant to be protected in perpetuity for water quality, habitat and for the benet of future generations. People purchase homes near parks and preserved land because they believe this land is protected. If we allow this property to be developed, then what does in perpetuity mean? Julington Durbin Preserve contains nine unique ecosystems including extensive oodplain wetlands and upland pine scrub. e conservation management of the site depends critically on controlled burning, which also provides re protection benets for nearby residents. In addition, the preserve has 22 documented archaeological sites, including a prehistoric burial mound, sevQ: What is your opinion on the proposed Julington Durbin Preserve land swap? A: In this case, the landowners want to trade a major piece of the protected land in the Julington Durbin Preserve for an equal amount of land on Black Hammock Island. is would be a horrible deal for our citizens and a great deal for the developers. Although the City of Jacksonville is limited in its ability to respond, Im going to ght hard to prevent this swap of beautiful land in the Julington Durbin Preserve for swamp land on Black Hammock Island. All of Duval County, St. Johns County and especially Mandarin should be aware that this is something that shouldnt happen. Q: Do you have any other Mandarin updates? A: e Mandarin Senior Center should nally be getting some traction on its proposed expansion. In 2011, $1.5 million was approved for this, but the plans for build out cost more than the project was allocated. So these plans have been changed and this September, the updated building plan is expected to be submitted. Hopefully once it is approved, I would expect the project to be completed sometime in 2019. Also, in late June we coordinated with the Mandarin Community Club and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department sta to hold a hurricane preparedness seminar. If residents have any questions about any type of disaster preparedness, they can call JaxReady at (904) 255-3110. 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.Editorial Save Julington Durbin Preserve By Shannon Blankinship mail@floridanewsline.com Editorial cont. on pg. 10Are 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 is a follow up answer to a question we received last month: 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 Interstate 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. We were unable to verify this with anyone from the City of Jacksonville, so we asked readers to write in if they knew anything. is month, we heard back from a reader, Bob Waterston, who said these boxes are part of a new sewage system installed a few years ago by JEA a vacuum system, which eliminated septic tanks for those houses in the local area. Gerri Boyce with JEA supported this assessment. She said, ese are the air intakes (terminal) for the vacuum sanitary sewer system that were installed during the Scott Mill Septic Tank Phase Out Project, part of Mayor Delaneys Better Jacksonville Plan. Each air intake is made of molded polyethylene, not wood, serves a vacuum pod that can serve up to four customers (but usually just one to two). is project was completed in 2008. e air intakes are required for operation of each pod and overall vacuum system. anks to everyone who helped us with this question!

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July 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 7 Service is not a slogan, it's a promise 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 r fntbnn rrrnnr fnrrn rr nnrnrtt tnnrtnr nrnntn nrrnrn rnnnnn rnnrnfn rnt nrfnrf ttnn 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 Dawn DuBoseWatson Realty Corp fully executed contract to when one of my listings goes under contract! I do so because I have worked with her from day one, and she is one of the most conscientious people I have ever worked with. My sellers are in the best possible hands with Marti and her competent staff. Closings are smooth, with no surprises, and Marti explains the process completely to both buyers and sellers in a professional but easy to understand way. As soon all questions sometimes years after the closing! Her closings are always timely. Something we as agents, as well as our customers, can certainly appreciate. Marti is smart, articulate, and knows this is one of the most important days most of our customers will experience. Kendall Title utilizes a portal, in which all documents are kept and easily homestead exemption immediately). Marti has on several occasions accompanied me to hospitals (even to the delivery room where we closed with one lucky family gaining a new home and a new baby all in the same day), to assisted living facilities, to places of work. You name it, Marti is always prepared to accommodate, and always with a smile on her face. If you are looking for a stress-free closing, I highly recommend Marti Kendall and her staff. This will be one of the best things you can do for your buyers, sellers and your business. 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Since Mandarin Museum is always free, it welcomes military individuals and families during this time by oering them the member discount on certain items in the museum Gift Shop. is is an exciting time for military families to visit the Mandarin Museum because of special exhibit of rare Civil War artifacts recovered in the St. Johns River from the U.S. Army Troop Trans-port Maple Leaf. A second exhibit of interest, A Soldiers Story, focuses on the experiences of World War I, draw-ing on the personal letters and artifacts of a local resident, Pvt. Marion J. Losco, who died in France in 1918. An authen-tic and complete WWI uniform is part of this display as well as personal objects that belonged to Pvt. Losco. Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for a complete look at all the programs of the museum, located in Walter Jones His-torical Park, 11964 Mandarin Rd. e museum is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. St. Johns Riverkeeper to hold final Town Hall meeting on flooding and rising waters On Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m., the St. Johns Riverkeeper will hold its nal in a series of Town Hall meetings at Intuition Ale Works, 929 E. Bay Street in downtown Jacksonville. e meet-ing is intended to inform local citizens about rising waters and engage them in a dialogue about the threat of ooding to their homes, businesses, recreational opportunities, and health. e discus-sion will also include the impact of past St. Johns River dredging projects and the dredging that is currently underway. As demonstrated by Hurricane Irma and the historic ooding that occurred, Jacksonville is more at risk than ever before and important action steps must be taken to better prepare for a future of rising waters in the St. Johns River. Sea level rise and a deeper channel have no doubt resulted in higher water levels and storm surge in the river, increasing the risk of ooding and sewage spills in the St. Johns, states Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, e current plan to dredge the St. Johns an additional 7 feet deeper will only make these prob-lem worse. Visit www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org for more information. Orthodontist oice welcomes new doctor Dr. Jimmy Glenos and the team at Smiles by Glenos are proud to an-nounce the addition of a second Board Certied orthodontist, Dr. Craig Hadgis. Dr. Hadgis and his wife, Anne, have recently moved back to the north Florida area, where Dr. Hadgis earned his orthodontic specialty certication at the School of Orthodontics at Jackson-ville University. Prior to specializing in the eld of orthodontics and then going on to become Board Certied by the Ameri-can Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Hadgis received a masters degree in biomedi-cal engineering from the University of Michigan and his DDS degree as well as a degree in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the University of Detroit Mercy. He has eight years of experience practicing the latest tech-niques in providing customized, digi-tally planned orthodontic services and is experienced in the Damon and Insignia appliance systems. e Hadgis family has enjoyed a longstanding connection to St. Augustine area. Dr. Hadgis great uncle was the rst physician to practice in nearby Bunnell. is area has been the fam-ilys go to vacation destination since Dr. Hadgis was a child growing up in Grosse Pointe, Mich. As the son of a family dentist, it is not surprising that Dr. Hadgis ended up favoring a career Briefs cont. on pg. 12Photo courtesy Smiles by GlenosDoctors Glenos and Hadgis at the desk. 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. 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Page 8 | MandarinNewsLine July 2018 By Brett Nolan mail@floridanewsline.com 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 Creating Beautiful 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.11Classes starting Aug. 6th 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. 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Winton was born in 1851, all the way across the pond in Maidstone, Kent, England. He came to Mandarin in the 1870s as a representative of Lloyds of London, an insurance market founded in 1686, which is still in operation today. Responsible for managing the exports of produce shipments, Winton organized local growers to supply his shipping business with fancy fruits and vegetables overseas and up north. He acquired roots, herbs and avorings from the Black community in Mandarin as an additional shipping product. While today the home may look a little dierent than it did more than 130 year ago, the house is still loaded with character. Numerous additions have been added onto the original structure; however, the home originally featured a very nely decorated two-tier veranda, with a wraparound porch on the bottom level. It was known to the community as Jubilee Hall because it was a popular gathering place for many Mandarin families. Imagine what a party there was like back in the day Like the Calvin Read house, the structure received 3 out of 4 stars in a citysupported study that turned into the masterwork, Jacksonvilles Architectural Heritage, published in 1989. e publication categorizes a 3-star rating as a great value to the immediate neighborhood. But Emily Lisska, former executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society, said the home would likely receive a 4-star rating today, classifying the structure as a great signicance to the city and warrants the maximum preservation eort. Presently, a rezoning is being sought for development of a subdivision on the property, and the home is in danger of being demolished. e Jacksonville City Councils denial of the rezoning is currently on appeal. In the meantime, a neighbor is working to relocate the home and is asking for support from the community. If you are interested in helping, contact the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society at (904) 268-0784 or mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net and the museum will put you in touch with the neighbor leading the rescue eort. Brett Nolan is a volunteer with the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for more information about Mandarins history.Photo courtesy the Jean Morrow Collection, as seen in the book Jacksonvilles Architectural Heritage by Wayne W. Wood. Night Out for Neighborhood Safety will take place the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7. Organized locally by the Jacksonville Sheris Oce, this national crime awareness and prevention program enters its 32nd year in 2018. Planned events are designed to strengthen neighborhoods, increase awareness about the importance of crime prevention and reporting and reinforce positive police/neighborhood relationships. Homeowners associations and other neighborhood groups are invited and encouraged to participate. e Ramsgate Homeowners Association is one of many who will be part of the program again this year. For information on how you can become involved, contact the JSO Community Aairs Division at (904) 630-2160 or visit www.jaxsheri.org/departments/sheris-oce/citizen-involvement/sheris-watch for more information about Sheris Watch.Night Out for Neighborhood Safety to be held Aug. 7 Photo courtesy Lynn CudaQ: Do you have any additional District 7 news to share? I will hold a community meeting in September at Mandarin Oaks Elementary; the date is TBD. After the community meeting in May, it was suggested that we meet more often as a district to discuss issues pertinent to schools in District 7, so this upcoming meeting is a way to help accomplish that. Q: How can our readers contact you? A: ey can email me at HersheyL@ duvalschools.org or call me at (904) 316-3609.Lori Hershey cont. from pg. 5

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Page 10 | MandarinNewsLine July 2018 San Jose Blvd. & I-295 904-257-5205 rffnrt bbtfbtbrtf rtf Hear Their Story Ackerman Cancer Puzzle.com People Ackerman has the missing piece. rfrr ntbf tbftrbrff Brian E. Floro DMD, PA General and Family Dentistry rfntb rfntfrrrfrbff ffbfrffNew Patient Special$99 rfrt trb ftfrf tfrtrtf frfr r Whitening for Life!$99 rrrftfrtrtf frfr r rfrntrbfr rrr On Wednesday, June 6, City Council Member Matt Schellenberg joined JTA CEO Nat Ford to celebrate the completion of the JTAMobilityWorks Mandarin Road sidewalk improvement project by walking one-half mile to demonstrate the value that sidewalks contribute to making communities safer. JTAs contractor, Baker Klein, constructed 0.9 miles of new ve-foot wide sidewalk along Mandarin Road from Bolton Abbey Drive to Orange Picker Road. e project also included utility relocations and drainage improvements to help improve safety and mobility along Mandarin Road and enhance the quality of life for the neighborhood residents.Mandarin Road sidewalks completed Photo courtesy City of JacksonvilleBugs, live animals, music, and more its all part of Summer Learning and fun for kids. Mark your calendar for ursdays in July from 3 p.m. 4 p.m. for cool programs, specially designed for ages ve 12. Energetic youngsters can Twist and Shout with Rebecca Myers as they practice reading through dance and movement at South Mandarin Branch Library July 5. On July 12, Jerry Walls will bring his Amazing Animals show to the librarys Scales and Tales program. e adventure-lled hour features live animals, oers tips about what to do if you encounter an animal in the wild, and teaches facts about snakes and alligators. Kids can sing, learn about insects, and discover whats inside of Toms box of bugs when musician and bug enthusiast Tom Cornwell presents Bug Songs on July 19. Are you and your family preparing for a summer getaway? en dont miss South Mandarin Branch Librarys Resources for Your Travel Abroad on July 7 from 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. e workshop will demonstrate online resources such as Transparent Language, World History in Context and others that can help you plan your trip, get familiar with a foreign language, and learn about a dierent culture. Curious little minds and aspiring meteorologists will be thrilled to meet Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh at Mandarin Branch Library on July 21 at 2 p.m. Buresh will talk about his experiences as a storm chaser, and discuss what causes tornadoes and hurricanes. During this STEAM program, children aged ve 12 can create barometers or tornadoes. Join musician Al Poindexter on July 25 at 7 p.m. for a special guitar performance at Mandarin Library. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of Poindexters songs about Florida, vibrant characters and backwaters. Listen as his music takes you away for a ride down an old Florida river, and you just might forget youre in a library. As the end of Summer Learning approaches, youre invited to awesome closing parties at South Mandarin Library on July 26 at 3 p.m. and Mandarin Library on July 28 at 2:30 p.m. Families can celebrate the Summer Learning wrap-up, enjoy games, puzzles, treats and more. And dont forget, you can keep reading and logging your books this month to earn a free book and more chances to win an iPad. Visit jaxpubliclibrary.org/summer to sign up for Summer Learning and learn about events. Call Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 262-5201 or South Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 2886385 for more information. All programs are free and open to the public.Summer Learning in full swing at Mandarins public librariesBy Kaylee Burke mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Jacksonville Public Library South Mandarin Library conducted a fun activity at Mandarin Oaks Elemen tary Schools annual STEM Family Night in May to show kids how energy is transferred to objects. eral prehistoric campsites, and remains from early 19th century buildings. We are concerned that developing this property would result in loss of critical habitat for plants and wildlife; adverse impacts to water quality in Julington and Durbin creeks and the St. Johns River; loss of ood protection; increased trac congestion; and will set a dangerous precedent that would potentially open up other conservation lands to development. Attend the Rally to Save JulingtonDurbin Preserve on July 14 at 9 a.m. at the Preserve entrance. Several guided hikes will also be oered following the rally. Learn more about the issue, including who to contact to send a strong message at www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org or sign the petition to #SAVEJDPRESERVE. Shannon Blankinship is Advocacy Director, St. Johns RiverkeeperEditorial cont. from pg. 10

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July 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 11 Get to Know . .By Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.com travel pantry raiders gardening LifeGet to Know . .Interested in being featured? Email Martie Thompson at editor@FloridaNewsLine.com Donna RichardsonPhoto courtesy Donna RichardsonDonna and Steven Richardson 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 Line oce, 12443 San Jose Blvd., Suite 403, anytime prior to July 17. Items requested by First Coast No More Homeless Pets include dog and cat food, treats, cat litter, blankets, ziplock bags, towels, leashes and chew toys. Florida NewsLine is pleased to sponsor this drive and partner once again with First Coast No More Homeless Pets. We hope you consider donating to help animals who cannot help them-selves. First Coast No More Homeless Pets mis-sion is to end the killing of dogs and cats in shelters in northeast Florida, southeast Georgia and across the nation. ey provide a multifaceted approach to pet overpopulation by combining free and low-cost spay/neuter, adoption initiatives and innovative pet retention services. ey work with local animal welfare groups and the community to reach those who need help keeping and caring for their pet. Visit www.fcnmhp.org/ for more information.Pet Supply Drive cont. from pg. 1Dr. Donna Richardson is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Andrew Jackson Senior High School. Her love for school morals and enthusiasm began as her high school mascot and has led her through many years in education while inspiring so many around her most recently as the beloved principal of Mandarin High School. Richardson graduated from Florida Junior College with an associate degree and then earned a bachelors in Education/Language Arts with a minor in Journalism from the University of North Florida. She went on to receive her masters in Educational Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, also from UNF. Richardson began her career with Duval County Public Schools in 1985 as an English teacher at N.B. Forrest High School, where she taught for 10 years. A cancer survivor and long time public servant, volunteer and charity supporter, Richardson is passionate about making a dierence in the lives of children and the entire community. As a Life member of the Florida PTA, 2016 Principal of the Year and many additional award nominations and winnings, Richardsons career is certainly one to admire. Looking ahead with excitement towards new adventures, both Richardson and her husband of 47 years, former JSO lieutenant and long time chief legislative aide in the Florida Senate, Steven, are retiring simultaneously. e former high school sweethearts have two children, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 1. What do you enjoy most about working in the Mandarin community? e people. e support from parents and their children is overwhelming. e faculty at Mandarin High School and many other supporters in the community is something I will always remember. 2. What has been the hardest aspect of your career? I would probably say the hardest part has been making sure that the school is where it needs to be and that we get that A grading. Making sure that the faculty and children have everything they need to succeed and be ready for testing is stressful at times. 3. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I love to read and we enjoy traveling. We love spending time with our family and watching our grandchildren grow into ne young people. My husband and I feel blessed to have been able to be public servants for this many years. We are active in our church and are looking forward to working more there and following whatever new journey is planned for us. 4. Any big plans after your retirement begins? My husband and I are really looking forward to a trip to Italy in the fall. 5. What is something most people dont know about you? Im very humble. I cant thank everyone enough for all of the support that has been given to me over the years. I learn from the past, always try to live in the present, and plan for the future every day, both in my professional career and personally. Mandarin High School graduates recipients of National Merit ScholarshipsTwelve students from Duval County Public Schools, including two from Mandarin High School, are among 3,500 winners nationwide of the Na-tional Merit Scholarships nanced by U.S. colleges and universities. Mandarin High School graduates Daniel Daugh-erty and Evan Heeg both plan to attend the University of Florida. Daughertys probable career eld is Statistics, while Heegs is Geology. e awards range from $500 to $2,000 a year for up to four years of under-graduate study. Colleges and universities sponsoring the scholarships selected reSchool BriefsSchool Briefs cont. on pg. 14

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Dr. Glenos and Dr. Hadgis became very well acquainted over the past several years through their attendance at the Florida Association of Orthodontists annual meetings. After much discussion regarding various orthodontic treatment philosophies, dental and facial growth and development, treatment timing, personal values and professional ethics, it became obvious that combining their skill sets could only prove benecial towards achieving their mutually shared goal: to provide the highest possible level of gentle, ecient and personal-ized orthodontic care to St. Augustine, St. Johns and the surrounding areas for many years to come. Visit smilesbyglenos.com for more information. Community Clubs essay contest has a winner e Mandarin Community Club has announced the winner of its rst an-nual middle school essay contest: James ompson, an eighth grader at St. Josephs Catholic School. is years topic was Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her life and her impact on Northeast Florida. Eighty-ve essays were received and read. From the top fteen, this years review committee selected the essay of ompson, who received a $100 prize. One of the missions of the Mandarin Community Club, established in 1923, is to preserve the history of Manda-rin. e students who participated in this years contest are aware of Harriet Beecher Stowes contribution to Manda-rin and Northeast Florida. Briefs cont. from pg. 7It wouldnt seem like summertime without a neighborhood lemonade stand. In Mandarin last month, ve-year-old Saul set up a business in his front yard with siblings Sarah, age three and Ike, age two. Accord-ing to their mother, Hannah Tyson, Saul recently became curious about money. His parents taught him the names and denominations of coins in his piggy bank and thought he would like to earn more money. He then saw a Curious George episode about lemonade stands, and decided that that is they way he could earn money, Hannah Tyson said. Since Saul wants to be an artist when he grows up, he had the idea to also sell art at his lemonade stand and according to his mother, this really got him excited. e siblings worked for four days, getting the art ready. Each child made drawings and salt dough magnets. Hannah Tyson said, Saul really thought about what people might want to buy. He drew pictures of Moms with ow-ers, because he thought that is what they would want. And he drew pictures of kids, because he thought that is what kids would want to buy. Sarah and Ike also like to draw people, mostly family members. e kids also came up with the idea of magnets since it is how their art is displayed in our house. Saul set the prices for the lemonade/art stand. He decided that a fair price would be one quarter for a cup of lemonade and one quarter for each piece of art. e lemonade/art stand made $18 dol-lars (some neighbors were quite gener-ous, Hannah Tyson said). Saul proted $14 after paying back his parents $2 for costs, and $1 to each of his helpers, Sarah and Ike. According to his mother, Saul wants to use the money to buy more art supplies so he can make more things to sell, and he is saving up to buy a new piggy bank that sorts and counts his coins. He also wants to build up his balance in his bank account at the Bank of Dad, which is something the Tysons instituted with their children to encourage saving and nancial responsibility. ey pay 5 percent compounding interest in lieu of allowance. Saul has learned that when-ever he adds money to his account, the amount he earns in interest increases and the opposite happens when he makes a withdrawal, which he is allowed to do for anything he wants. Neighborhood lemonade stand teaches valuable lessons about moneyBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Hannah Tyson Saul, Ike, and Sarah at their lemonade/art stand.

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By judiciously gather-ing plant material, the group propagates thousands of milkweeds every year which are given to groups which estab-lish them in natural areas, use them in the restoration of degraded habitats, or plant them in both public and private gardens, all of which help to support the monarch butteries and other pollina-tors which grace our state. Sadly native milkweeds are still not widely available in local nurseries. But-tery weed, Asclepias tuberosa, is the one most likely to be found, and will take full sun and sandy well drained soil. As with most plants, it needs careful watering until established, but should then be able to survive on rainfall alone. We learnt at the milkweed nursery that milkweeds dont usually set seed by themselves; two or more plants are needed for cross pollination. And if a productive buttery garden is your ambition, plant a number of A. tuberosa to support feeding caterpillars: those monarch babies are voracious eaters! If buttery weed just cant be found, the internet is a good resource, but if youd rather visit your local nursery you are more likely to nd the Mexican milk-weed (A. curassavica). Some caveats: A. curassavica can carry a disease which is harmful to monarch butteries, and it should be cut down in November, both to reduce the impact of the disease and to mimic the native milkweeds dying back for the winter. Enjoy our beautiful butteries and have a safe summer. e 2018 2019 leadership team of the Mandarin Garden Club includes Sandie Ingram, president; Mary Forster, second vice president; Laura Miller, secretary; and Mariam Swain, treasurer; and Betty Waldrep, second vice president (not pictured).Mandarin Garden Club introduces new leadership team Photo courtesy Donna Crosby

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To commemorate and explain the journey, the National Park Service and tourism ocials have combined to create a U.S. Civil Rights Trail: a national listing of locations where im-portant civil rights events took place. ey chose only ones that oer visi-tors a stop well worth the time. e new Civil Rights Trails collection of churches, courthouses, schools, museums and other landmarks let travelers see and learn about the activists and the events that challenged segregation and changed the nation. e presence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most visible leader of the move-ment, emerges at locations in several states. His birthplace and gravesite sit just steps apart in downtown Atlanta. He led the successful bus boycott after the arrest of Rosa Parks from his rst church, in Montgomery, Ala. e Memphis church where he gave his Ive Been to the Moun-taintop speech the night before his assas-sination at the Lorraine Motel is a popular destination. e motel, expanded into the National Civil Rights Museum, is the most visited restored civil rights landmark in America. e museum highlights the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. King this year. A stop in Greensboro, N.C. or Nashville, Tenn. reveals the F.W. Woolworth lunch counters where sit-ins by black college students in 1960 inspired a wave of simi-lar nonviolent demonstrations. e trails stops include four major muse-ums including the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. opened in 2016. Still drawing immense crowds, the museums popularity requires reservations well in advance for its timed passes. e Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, now the centerpiece of a new national monument, faces the park where police re hoses and dogs terrorized demonstra-tors in 1963 across the street sits the 16th Street Baptist Church, site of the Sunday morning bombing that killed four young girls, injured many others, and brought national attention to the cam-paign for civil rights. e Center for Civil and Human Rights is Photos courtesy Debi LanderThe Woolworth Counter in Nashville, Tenn. a major attraction in downtown Atlanta. e newest of the trails museums, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, opened in Jackson on Dec. 9, 2017. I recently had the opportunity to tour the Jackson site, the only state-sponsored civil rights museum and one focusing on Mississippi events. Eight interactive galleries grip visi-tors with striking images and stories. Sev-en of the galleries encircle a central space, highlighted by a sculpture called is Little Light of Mine. You move from the darkened galleries into the light as you work your way around the building. e sculpture becomes brightest when the music of the Movement swells, about every 15 minutes. I found myself pulled in by the clapping, swaying and singing of others who gathered in the space. Warning: is is not a museum you can whisk through; theres no sugarcoat-ing here. e brutal stories make this a poignant place. e Emmett Till case, for example, reveals the riveting tale of a 14-year old boy beaten, shot and then thrown in a river for whistling at a white woman shop owner. A lynching tree inscribed with names bears witness to the 600 Mississippians hung in the state. e displays include Ku Klux Klan robes and the rie that killed Medgar Evans. e cutting-edge museum includes a number of informative videos set within small spaces like the back of a police wagon or a jail cell. Sometimes you have to wait your turn to get in, but do take the time. Civil and human rights remain at the cen-ter of political and social discourse today. e trail and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum highlight stories that Americans cant and shouldnt forget. I highly recom-mend a visit and suggest you plan to spend a minimum of a half-day. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips.

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