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page 2Take 5A Florida NewsLine Publicationpage 20Puzzles page 15Get To Know . Susie Marshall SEPTEMBER 2018 Volume 12 Issue 11page 6Inquiring Minds want to know! Mandarin Middle School holds assembly spotlighting Maple Leaf shipwreck By Angela Higginbotham angela@floridanewsline.com Maple Leaf shipwreck cont. on pg. 15Photo courtesy Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietyModel of the Maple Leaf at the exhibit at the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Mandarin Middle School history teacher Khaki Hager recently found interest in the St. Johns River Maple Leaf shipwreck after hearing Dr. Keith Holland speak of his passion and experience as the mastermind behind the Maple Leaf recovery eorts. Hager was astonished to learn details and that such a large portion of artifacts still remain in the St. Johns River. Its been determined that only 1 percent out of 800,000 pounds of cargo have been recovered thus far. When I found out that 99.9 percent of the ships valuable history is still in the river and only 20 feet down, I couldnt believe it, said Hager. How are we leaving this down in the river? Along with Dr. Holland and the divers, I wanted to help spread more awareness and education about the shipwreck. Built in Kingston, Ontario in 1851, at 181 feet long by 25 feet wide and weighing 398 tons, the Maple 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 It was a dierent era in many ways when the precursor to the organization now known as the Mandarin Community Club was rst formed back in 1917 it was just prior to the United States entering what is now known as World War I. According to Club President Emily Lisska, a group from Mandarin formed a Liberty League, which assisted with war eorts and other patriotic services and events. We are proud of the longevity of our organization, Lisska said. Its still such a timely story, of the village, or community, of Mandarin supporting certainly the most profound event at the time, known then as the Great War. Lisska recounted that as the Great War ended in 1918, this patriotic groups purpose suddenly was gone. e members enjoyed being together and were also now being asked to help with other community issues. So, although it took nearly ve years, the Mandarin Community Club ocially formed in July 1923 with the same ocers as the prior Liberty League. e organization is not to be confused with the Mandarin Community Club building located on Mandarin Road, which was actually Mandarins school at the time. Lisska said that in 1936 the school closed and that is when the building was given to the Mandarin Community Club organization by Edwin Jones and Carrmina Jones. ere is a lot of history now to that building, Lisska said. But it started with a lot of history as it was more than half a century old by the time the building was given to the Mandarin Community Club organization. is historic building was the site of the clubs special anniversary celebration, which was themed a silent lm night to reect the time of the original founding. On July 27, community members came out to view three silent lms, called shorts due to their length, that featured Buster Keaton. Live music enhanced the lms, just like the old days. e event was coordinated by events chair, Ellen Milligan, a Ramsgate resident. Photos courtesy Bernie GrossThere was a large turnout for the Mandarin Community Clubs 95th anniversary celebration, a silent movie night held at the club building on Mandarin Road. Bernie Gross, Mandarin Community Club board member, in a hat of the era, with Karen Filby. Mandarin Community Club members Kathy Sisbarro and Linda Tuschinski dressed up for the event. Student volunteers at the event, Medina Toussaint and Hallie Littleton of Mandarin High School. It really was heartwarming to see such a great turnout for our special event, Lisska said. It was a really fun evening with families and children. Everyone enjoyed hot dogs and movie candy. Today, the Mandarin Community Club hosts a variety of events for members and the community over the course of each year, including a tree giveaway, an ocial U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony, and a tribute to veterans in November. e Mandarin Community Club also hosts the annual Mandarin Art Festival on Easter weekend and cosponsors the ird ursday Lecture Series with the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. For more information, visit their web site, www.mandarincommunityclub.org or call the Club oce (268-1622). Mandarin Community Club celebrates 95th anniversary in styleBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com

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Page 2 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Road. Square dancing allows you to meet friendly people, take your mind o the daily grind and get a little healthy exercise, all in an inexpensive manner. If you can walk, you can square dance. Contact Rick Doucette at RickandKim@bellsouth.net for more information.Jacksonville Icemen to appear at local farmers marketMembers of the Jacksonvilles hockey team the Icemen will be at the Second Saturday Arts and Farmers Market at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 11924 San Jose Blvd., on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. ey will set up a portable hockey rink. ere will also be many vendors with food, jewelry, coee, plants, local take Photo by MetroCreative r ffrnrtbfbfb b rfnttr bbrrbtbbbfbtff bnbbbbtbtbbttt tbbrtbfnrtb btfnfbnbf tttbbftftb ftttbbbbtbfff rffntrbfff nfffn ffrnrtf tff Active shooter training program oered e Mandarin Community Club has scheduled a program, designed by law enforcement professionals and presented by the Jacksonville Sheris Oce, to train area residents on the best course of action during a shooting event. e program will be held on ursday, Sept. 20, at the Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this free, twohour program featuring Sergeant Mark Crawford, a SWAT leader from JSO. e program, known by the acronym, CRASE (Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event), is built upon strategies that include to avoid, deny and defend. ese strategies include response to shooters at public events, public spaces, schools, churches, the workplace and more. Registration to reserve a seat is suggested; email mandarincommunityclub@gmail.com by Monday, Sept. 17. Call Ellen Milligan, (904) 314-3265 for more information.Quit smoking class oeredNortheast Florida AHEC will host a local opportunity for smoking cessation. e free Tools to Quit class will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Memorial Hospital from 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Attendees will receive free patches, lozenges, and gum as well as a quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more! Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes in the Northeast Florida area.Mandarin Womens Club gears up for 2017 2018e Mandarin Womens Club resumes activities after the summer at 10:30 a.m. on ursday, Sept. 27 with Bingo and luncheon at the Ramada Inn, 3030 Hartley Road. Bingo cards are 10 for $5, and 10 games will be played. Reservations for the luncheon are required and the cost is $17 to be paid no later than Sept. 20. Call Mary at (904) 859-6299 or mcshell@comcast. net to make reservations and obtain payment instructions. e Mandarin Womens Club is a social organization with many activities and membership is open to all ladies. Activities include Bridge, Bunco, Mexican Train, Mah Jongg, Pennies, antiquing trips, recipe exchange, daytime travel trips, lunch and dinner outings, as well as seasonal socials that include spouses. Call Geri at (904) 993-7649 or visit www.mandarinwomensclub.com for information about joining. Square dancing provides inexpensive family night oute Mandarin Marauders Square Dance Club meets Monday nights, Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the honey, bath products and hair products. e farmers market is family friendly and dog friendly as long as the dog is on a leash, well behaved, and cleaned up after.

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September 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 32223, 32258 and selected routes in 32257. 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 Faith Baptist Church on Orange Picker Road. Our winner was Fritz Larson.Advertising Sales Linda Gay Linda@FloridaNewsLine.comHeather Seay Heather@FloridaNewsLine.comTable of Contents Domestic shorthair cat Female 10 years old Medium (up to 44 lbs. fully grown) mixed breed dog Female 4 years old Meet Kia! Meet Cassidy!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. answers to puzzles on page 20 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 Ponte Vedra NewsLineis looking for an Advertising Sales Representative! 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 Special SectionAugust 12-14 Pages 4 Around Town 5 Q&A with Lori Hershey 5 Q&A with Matt Schellenberg 6 Q&A with Tommy Hazouri 8 Back in Time 9 Briefs 18 Fishing 19 Gardening 22 Travel

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Page 4 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 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 / 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 SeptS S M T W T F save the date! 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6 p.m. 8 p.m. Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road (904) 262-5201September 13Mandarin Council networking luncheon 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.org Book Club/Friends of the South Mandarin Library meeting 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose (904) 288-6385 Magnolia Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.org American 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.orgSeptember 15Mandarin Toastmasters meeting 10 a.m. 12 p.m. South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Mandarintoastmasters.org Alzheimers Support Series for Caregivers: Where to Turn When You Need Help 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Almost Home Daybreak, 3604 Cardinal Point Dr. RSVP to Jamie, (904) 731-4002Cruise In hosted by Sunshine State Chevelles4 p.m. 8 p.m. PDQ parking lot, 194 State Road 13 Repeating event on third Saturday of each month Meet the Maple Leaf Divers 12 p.m. 4 p.m. Mandarin Museum, 11964 Mandarin Road www.mandarinmuseum.netSeptember 17All Star Quilt Guild 9:45 a.m. First Christian Church, 11924 San Jose Blvd. www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or (904) 502-5254September 18Dogwood Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.orgSeptember 19River City Womens Club lunch and Bingo 10:30 a.m. Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Road RSVP: Florence, (904) 262-8719September 19 and 20AARP Safe Driving Class 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. South Mandarin Branch Library, 12125 San Jose Register at (904) 414-0007. $15 for AARP mem bers, $20 for non-members.September 20Community Meeting with School Board Representative Lori Hershey 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Mandarin Oaks Elementary Open to everyone in District 7 Active shooter training program 7 p.m. 9 p.m. Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road Free program; RSVP to mandarincommunity club@gmail.com Cherokee Rose Circle of the Mandarin Garden Club 10 a.m. Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road (904) 260-2764; mandaringardenclub.orgSeptember 21Food Trucks and Bluegrass on the River 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Episcopal Church of our Saviour, 12236 Mandarin Road www.oursaviourjax.orgSeptember 27Live 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.org Mandarin Womens Club BINGO Doors open 10:30 a.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3030 Hartley Road RSVP by Sept. 20; mcshell@comcast.net or (904) 859-6299 October 6 7 Festa Italiana 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 12 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Sunday Italian American Club, 2838 Westberry Road www.iacofjacksonville.com October 10 Count Me In Quarter Auction presented by First Coast Jacksonville Womens Connection, ailiated with Stonecroft 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3131 Hartley Road RSVP: (916) 662-2263 or mihae.brown@gmail.com November 3 Parking Lot Extravaganza Fundraiser for Pet Peace of Mind Program 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road (904) 504-5204 to reserve a booth November 17 Mandarin Fall Festival and Chili Cook-O RiverPlace Shopping Center Hosted by Mandarin Council of JAX Chamber November 18 River Garden Foundation Silver Anniversary Gala Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach www.rivergarden.org/river-garden-gala/

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September 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 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 with Jacksonville City Council Member Matt Schellenberg (District 6) Q A 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 Q: A few months ago, you floated the idea in this column about the formation of a City of Mandarin, separate from Duval County, much like Baldwin or Jacksonville Beach. Has that idea had any traction? A: People dont seem to have much interest in discussing this. I think people are satised with where Mandarin is today. Q: Why do you think it might be advantageous? A: Right now, to get any improvements to Mandarin like sidewalks or road repair, we need the mayor and a majority of the City Council to agree. With a separate city, the community would have local tax money to x items now. Yes, the millage rate would probably be increased another mill, but we would have immediate response to get what we need now. We could repave Old St. Augustine Road and have more sidewalks. We are doing these things now, but not fast enough. In Jacksonville, we have a huge backlog of roads needing repairs because there was a 10-year period during the recession that we werent able to do enough maintenance. Q: Is there an update on the dock at County Dock? A: Im on this every month. My understanding is that we will raise the dock to make it higher when it is rebuilt. We are in the process of redesign and permitting then will send out an RFP (Request for Proposal), hopefully by year end. e city promises me that the project will be completed by June 2019. Im hoping they are under-promising and over-delivering. Q: What is the latest on Losco Parks playground and also the proposed dog park behind the South Mandarin Library? A: e Losco Park playground has been a phenomenal success. We are bringing in some new equipment for younger children. It is on order and we hope to have it installed by the end of October. e playground will be set up for the enjoyment of all ages. e Dog Park will begin construction, to include fencing to contain areas for small dogs and large dogs, in the fall and is to be completed by early 2019. Q: Do you have any other Mandarin updates? A: We are still dealing with issues with ooding in some neighborhoods. e Public Works department has heard the concerns and is working on solutions. A lot of the issues are in neighborhoods that are older than 1984, when new drainage requirements took eect. Some of the issues are the City of Jacksonvilles responsibility, some are the homeowners associations and some are the individual homeowners responsibility. For instance, if a home is on a retention pond with no homeowners association, it is the individual homeowners responsibility to maintain the retention pond. Flooding is another cumulative problem due to being put o during the recession that is now coming to fruition due to the immense amounts of rain we have had this year. I would like to say that I understand the homeowners frustration, but this problem has been around for a long time. We are trying to solve the immediate problem and the long term problem as quickly has we can. We need to identify each problem, design a solution, and get the money to x it and that all takes time. 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) 630-1388.Q: How did the first day of school go on Monday, Aug. 13? A: e rst day went o pretty much without a hitch, although things did look a little dierent this year. Some schools already had assigned safety assistants (basically the middle schools and the high schools) and those that didnt now have JSO ocers on a temporary basis. Duval County Public Schools needs to recruit, hire and train 103 safety assistants for our elementary schools who will be employees of the school district. is will take some time and so the JSO will provide coverage until all the safety assistant positions are lled. Q: What other new steps have been taken to make the schools safer? A: Many schools have added extensive fencing for security measures. Additionally, Mandarin Middle School had a buzzer entry installed, so now all schools have a single point of entry with a buzzer. Parents/guardians are reminded to bring identication and sign in at the front oce of their childs school. All schools have locked doors which require visitors to be buzzed in. Q: Were you able to visit any of the District 7 schools on the first day? A: I was at Loretto Elementary on the rst day, and the parents I interacted with were pleased with the additional fencing and new parent pick-up signs for their cars that hang on the rear view mirror. Additionally, I visited all schools and principals prior to the rst day of school and took a lucky bamboo plant for each principals desk. Q: What would you like to say about the school and district grades released by the state over the summer? A: e Duval County Public School district is only one percentage point from becoming an A district. at means we are 11 points away. All schools in District 7 are A and B schools, which outperform schools in St. Johns County. I think our community should be proud of the schools in District 7. Q: Do you have any other items to share with our readers in District 7? A: I would like to advise parents to take the time to review the Constitutional Amendments that will be on the November ballot. Amendment 8 does impact home rule for our schools. Anyone interested in staying abreast of legislation impacting education who would like to be on our mailing list should email me at HersheyL@duvalschools.org. Also, I realize the school year just started, but it is never too early to investigate Duval County options for school choice for middle school and high school. ere is a lot of information available on our website, www. duvalschools.org, or readers can contact me to learn more. Q: How can our readers contact you? A: I invite everyone in District 7 to join me for a Community Meeting on ursday, Sept. 20 from 6 p.m. at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. Also, you can email me at HersheyL@ duvalschools.org or call me at (904) 316-3609. Visit us online at

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Page 6 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 with Jacksonville City Council Member Tommy Hazouri (At Large District 3) Q A Inquiring Mindswant to know!By Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.com ?? 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 is the answer to the question we received this month: Q: Why havent they finished the noise wall on I-295 behind Mandarin High School? The road noise is very loud during the day and I dont understand why all these other areas have the wall built, but not the wall behind my house. A: We reached out to Hampton Ray, Public Information Ocer for the Florida Department of Transportation. Here is his response: e Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) follows Florida Statute 335.17 and Code of Federal Regulations 23 CFR 772 concerning the construction of noise walls. During the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study, conducted in 2013, FDOT evaluated the feasibility and potential environmental impacts for the proposed I-295 project. A trac noise study was conducted as part of this eort to identify potential noise impacts and recommend abatement measures if warranted. As part of this eort, three public meetings were held to discuss the project and obtain input from stakeholders on the proposed project including the noise abatement recommendations. Using data collected from the surrounding areas on the corridor and computer modeling during the PD&E study it was determined that a barrier at this location could not be considered reasonable. 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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. Jim Register, Agent 12058 San Jose Blvd, Suite 302 Jacksonville, FL 32223 Bus: 904-268-5522 jim@jimregister.com Hurricane season is upon us. State Farm can help before as well as after it strikes. Contact me today to learn how to prepare or visit 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 Q: What is the latest update on the Mandarin Senior Centers proposed addition? A: e design of the addition is currently underway. e additional space will allow more room for creative programming. e construction is slated to begin in early 2019. Q: What can you tell us about the proposed dog park behind the South Mandarin Branch Library? A: e Parks Department is working on this plan and we expect it to be operational later this year. is will be an o leash dog park, with a 17,000 square foot contained area for large dogs and a 5,200 square foot contained area for small dogs. ere will also be an asphalt trail around the perimeter of the park, which includes a large retention pond. e dog park part of the park will be away from residential areas with plenty of buer and the park will be not be open at night. Q: Do you have any other Mandarin updates? A: e Hood Landing boat ramp is now open for use, following improvements to the parking and the docks. e Losco Park playground is also now open. Q: It seems that some Mandarin residents have had an issue with trash pickup lately? A: Yes, we have had a number of calls on this matter, but it is being resolved. ere were a series of delayed pickups due to Waste Pro trucks breaking down and a temporary sta shortage. But everything is caught up and back on schedule. In the future, I would encourage residents who have issues like this to call 630-CITY immediately so that an actionable ticket is created. is is then easily trackable by the public works and solid waste departments as well as the hauling company, which should lead to a quicker resolution of issues. Q: October 1 marks the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of the City of Jacksonville. What is planned to mark this occasion? A: Matt Carlucci and Earl Johnson, Jr. are spearheading this eort, which will include a series of activities taking place over the next month. Among other things, there will be a special video production on the history of Consolidation and exhibits and displays in the rotunda at City Hall. e anniversary will conclude with an evening event at the Jesse Ball DuPont building downtown and will include speakers Earl Johnson, Rick Mullaney and a keynote to the future by Mayor Curry. 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. e Knit-wits would like to welcome new members to have fun knitting, loom knitting and crocheting. e group meets Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. at the Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Road. Email toby.richmond@ gmail.com or call the senior center at (904) 262-7033 for more information.Knit-wits seek new members Photo courtesy Toby Richmond

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September 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 7 RGSS-18-001 River Garden Senior Services Mandarin Newsline 1/2 Page Ad 4C 5x15.75 With bursts of natural light and views to the outdoors, River Gardens 5,500 sq. ft. therapy gym provides a well equipped, healing environment for those recovering from illness or injury. Our team of certified and licensed physical, occupational and speech-language therapists deliver highly personalized, one-on-one care that will challenge you to reach your full potential.A unique place to beEncouraged on the road to wellness. rivergarden.org Request River Garden Short-Stay & Outpatient Rehab. Visit rivergarden.org or call (904)260-1818. Mandarin Museum & Historical Society is participating in the 2018 Smithsonian Magazine event on Sept. 22 a day designed for museums across the country to encourage people to discover the museums in their own communities by oering free admission. At Mandarin Museum, admission is always free, so on Sept. 22, visitors will also receive the member discount on many museum store purchases. And, all historic buildings in the Walter Jones Historical Park will be open for viewing. In the Mandarin Museum you can view exhibits that include a special exhibit of artifacts from the Civil War recovered from the Union steamships Maple Leaf and Columbine; items related to Harriet Beecher Stowe who wintered in Mandarin from 1867 1884; pottery of Mandarin artist Charlie Brown; and a special World War I exhibit honoring Mandarin/resident Pvt. Marion Losco, who was killed in France in 1918. On this day Dr. Keith Holland and several Maple Leaf divers will also be present to answer your questions about the ship and the artifact recovery from 12 p.m. 4 p.m. A gift shop of books, art and items related to local history is available in the museum and it is the only place where you can purchase the Mandarin Frogs. e historic 1898 St. Josephs Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children presents the story of the Sisters of St. Joseph, who started a mission of education at Loretto Road in 1868 for African-American children in the Mandarin area. e interpretive exhibits also honor the many families who were hungry for education and took advantage of the opportunity at this school and others like it in the south side of Duval County. Experience what a one-room schoolhouse would have been like at the turn of the 20th century and learn about the challenges that existed for the students and the teachers. e historic 1875 Webb farmhouse will be open for tours, as well the Losco Winery and the 1876 Barn all located within the farmstead area of the park. You may view the Wheeler Sawmill, the sugar cane grinder, the agricultural equipment in the barn and the wine making equipment in the winery. e farmhouse, furnished with items from the Walter Jones family and period pieces from the early part of the 20th century, allows visitors to visualize what life was like in our then sleepy little village called Mandarin. Life before electricity, before automobiles and paved roads, and before indoor plumbing! Life when it was peaceful and quiet and you knew all of your neighbors. Let your imagination take you on a journey back in time as you stroll through the beautiful park. Picture the steamboats coming up the St. Johns and arriving at the wharf with your mail and dry goods, and imagine the screaming whistle of the Maple Leaf as it hit a Confederate mine and went to the bottom of the river. Mandarin Museum & Historical Society is located at 11964 Mandarin Road in the Walter Jones Historical Park. All buildings will be open from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net or call call (904) 268-0784 for more information.Photo courtesy Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietySign depicting Walter and Edith Jones welcomes guests to the Walter Jones Historical Park. Museum Day to be held at Walter Jones Historical ParkBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com

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Page 8 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 By Brett Nolan mail@floridanewsline.com San Jose Blvd. & I-295 904-257-5205 rffnrt bbtfbtbrtf rtf Hear Their Story Ackerman Cancer Puzzle.com People Ackerman has the missing piece. Flynn Houses, Part 1 Sandy roads and a small, close-knit community was how one would describe Mandarin back in the day. What we now know as San Jose Boulevard was just a two lane road then. Today, the thought of taking a school wagon is crazy to imagine, but that was how Mandarinites rolled during the early 20th Century. A structure tucked away at the intersection of Flynn and Loretto roads gives us a peek back in time and from 1909 to 1958 it was known as Flynns General Store. James J. Flynn, a descendant of one of Mandarins pioneer families, and his wife Clara (Hartley), opened up a typical country general store there. eir house, built in 1906, is still standing two doors east. Jamess son, eodore T.J. Flynn, assisted his father with running the store. e store sold items from feed and fertilizer to produce and meat. Before the creation of a bridge, our neighbors in St. Johns County used to row across the river, then walk two miles to get to Flynns business. eodore would commonly give these customers a ride back on the familys horse and wagon. eodore would also ride the wagon to retrieve store supplies from the steamboat May Garner. Flynns father would order gasoline in 55-gallon drums. Not only was Flynns store the rst feed and hardware store in the area, it was also the rst to sell gas. Back then, 55 gallons would last the store 30 days, easily. In fact, James owned the rst Model T-Ford in Mandarin. Trimmed in brass, this vehicle was Mandarins taxi regularly taking folks who wished to travel by land to St. Augustine or Jacksonville. eodore would ride with his father to South Jacksonville to buy a huge ice block, and with a nickel, the young Flynn would buy himself some ice cream. In 1929, the original store burned to the ground. It was rebuilt and run by Clara and eodore after the death of James in 1939. In 1946 eodore bought it and ran it at this location until 1958, which is when he built a new store and home on San Jose Boulevard. Look for Part 2 in the October issue of Mandarin NewsLine, featuring the Flynn store as most remember it in the mid-20th century. (Authors Note: Most of the information was taken from previous news articles and quotes of eodore Flynn.) Brett Nolan is a volunteer with the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society., Visit www.mandarinmuseum.net for more information about Mandarins history.Photo courtesy Mandarin Museum & Historical SocietyJames Jeerson Flynn house, built in 1906. e 50th annual Mandarin Art Festival has been voted as one of 200 Best Festivals in the United States by Sunshine Artist. As a premier art and craft show magazine, Sunshine Artist is a leading national publication for art and craft show exhibitors, promoters and patrons. e publication polls artists annually to determine which shows were the most popular with exhibitors and patrons. e Mandarin Art Festival, founded and hosted by the Mandarin Community Club, is the oldest continually running show in Northeast Florida and maintains a solid commitment to organizing and presenting a top quality ne art and ne craft show each year. Over the years tens of thousands of guests have strolled under the oaks of the historic Community Club grounds to view the artwork of dozens of local and nationally known artists and enjoy the weekend festivities. Coordinated and manned by a team of dedicated volunteers for 50 years, the event has been an Easter weekend tradition for many generations of Mandarin residents. Dozens of community minded volunteers work diligently to help make the show possible year after year and new volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the single largest annual community event in Mandarin. e unique location for an outdoor festival, under the majestic oaks of Mandarin Road, combined with the level of hospitality and quality of the show, continues to be a draw for an array of exhibitors. is 200 Best honor will no doubt bring new artist exhibitors, local and nationally known, to the show as they vie for acceptance into the juried show. In addition to providing the resources needed to produce and promote this long-running tradition, proceeds from the festival are directed toward community programs provided by the Mandarin Community Club throughout the year and for the upkeep of its historically signicant buildings. e historic club on Mandarin Road is a non prot identied as the oldest civic organization in Jacksonville. Plan now to be a part of this tradition as a volunteer or a sponsor/business partner. Visit mandarinartfestival.org or mandarincommunityclub.org to learn more.Photo courtesy Maya AdkinsFestival-goers under the oaks at the 2018 Mandarin Art Festival. Mandarin Art Festival voted into 200 BestBy NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.com

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It is being provided for informational purposes only.904-718-3812dannipthompson.cominfo@dannipthompson.com eddm-9x6-rev.indd 1 7/2/18 10:51 AM PRODUCTS WE OFFER: Life Insurance Annuities Medicare Supplemental Insurance Dental Insurance Final Expense Whole Life Insurance Holistic Wealth CoachingCall Now To Gain The Financial Freedom You Deserve And Get A Free Wealth Building Session With Yours Truly!This material was prepared for general distribution. It is being provided for informational purposes only.904-718-3812dannipthompson.cominfo@dannipthompson.com eddm-9x6-rev.indd 1 7/2/18 10:51 AM Final Expense Life Insurance Holistic Wealth Coaching rfrntrbr BriefsCaring is contagious at River Gardene desire to make the world a better place lives in the hearts of River Garden leadership, sta and volunteers whose values develop from their faith foundation, and they guide daily care and work practices. River Garden residents, too, embrace and demonstrate this spirit to others. On Aug. 23, the River Garden Resident Council, led by Betty Infeld, presented a $500 check to Pine Castle, a Jacksonville-based organization serving adults with intellectual and other dierences. Pine Castle will also receive a matching donation from the Delores Barr Weaver Fund. e funds will be used to make improvements to the Pine Castle campus. We are fortunate to have wonderful support and spaces at River Garden to enjoy our days and we want to share with others who may be in need, said Infeld. Its about community and having an impact. ats important to us. Pine Castle is working to create jobs, promote independence and develop a sense of worth for many, and they need help. is gives us the opportunity to make a dierence in the lives of others. is is the largest donation ever given by the Resident Council, which raises its funds through bake sales, ceramics sales and other small fundraisers. e matching-fund program will help do more than the council could do alone. All programs at Pine Castle support a single goal: empowering adults to learn, work and connect. Visit pinecastle. org/donate/weaverchallenge for more information about the matching funds program launched in April 2018. For more information about River Garden services or volunteer programs, visit rivergarden.org or contact Kari Bell at (904) 260-1818.Jacksonville symphony opens 2018-2019 season with Branford Marsalis e Jacksonville Symphony will begin its 2018 2019 season with the second annual Fanfare! Opening Night featuring Grammy-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. Branford Marsalis grew up in the rich environment of New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis. Marsalis was drawn to music along with siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. His rst instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the alto and then the tenor and soprano saxophones when the teenage Marsalis began working in local bands. Marsalis formed his own quartet in 1986 and, with a few minor interruptions in the early years, has sustained the unit as his primary means of expression. e Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured. Marsalis has not conned his music to the quartet context however. Classical music inhabits a growing portion of Marsalis musical universe. Making his rst appearance with the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2010, Marsalis was again invited to join them as soloist in their 2010 2011 concert series. In 2015, Marsalis raised the bar once again when he took on the challenging Saxophone Concerto by composer John Adams, performing the piece with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Edwin Outwater. e fall of 2016 saw Branford returning to Louisiana where he was invited to be a guest soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, presenting works by John Williams and Heitor Villa Lobos, both of which will be included in the evenings performance. Tickets can be purchased at www. jaxsymphony.org/ or by contacting the Ticket Oce at (904) 354-5547.Hospital certified as Level II Trauma CenterMemorial Hospital has received nal approval from the Florida Department of Health arming the hospital has earned its spot as a certied Level II Trauma Center. e news comes after the Florida Department of Health adopted recommendations by an administrative law judge who ruled Memorial Hospitals trauma center application met the applicable standards. We are delighted that the state has recognized the hard work, specialized training and life-saving care that weve been able to provide to our patients who have come to us when they need us most, said Dr. Michael Samotowka, Trauma Medical Director at Memorial Hospital. As caregivers, we know every minute matters in the golden hour following a trauma and this ruling allows us to continue to provide life-saving care to people in our community. Following a state survey in February, the Department of Health gave what is known as provisional approval for Memorial to open a trauma center. Since that time Memorial has treated nearly 2,000 trauma patients. As a Level II trauma center, Memorial Hospital provides 24-hour immediate access to a dedicated operating room for trauma patients and speciallytrained surgeons, specialists and sta to treat critically-injured patients. Treating trauma patients eectively means having the right level of expertise with a team specically-trained to handle major medical emergencies. It also means having the support of elected ocials and EMS partners. Earlier this year Governor Rick Scott signed a bill changing a longstanding state law capping the number of trauma centers allowed in the state. e bill changes the number of trauma service areas from 19 to 18 and allows up to ve centers in each area. Lawmakers passed a measure this year aimed at resolving most of the disputes, but the Memorial case continued until late July when the state issued a Certicate of Approval to Memorial Hospital granting approval as a Level II Trauma Center. Social group seeks memberse Southside Newcomers Club offers a wide variety of fun activities to women who are long time residents of Jacksonville, have had a lifestyle change or just want to make new friends. 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 the club and monthly luncheons are held at various country clubs with dierent programs each month. Membership dues for this social group are $30 per year. Contact sncmembership84@gmail.com for more information. Photo courtesy Kathy DolgeThe Book Study group of the Southside Newcomers: Susan Cornehl, Vicki Leech, Atwood Brewton, Dot Permenter, Diana Read, Diane Racano, Gerry Morgan, Jeanne Harlan, Pat Harth, Debbie Cervelli, Sue Moylan, Marilyn Weiner and Judy Olevnik.

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Page 10 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 A c t i v e S h o o t e r T r a i n i n g P r o g r a m C R A S E S e p t e m b e r 2 0 t h a t 7 p m Plan NOW to attend this important 2-hour program offered by the Mandarin Community Club to provide awareness of how to respond in an active shooter situation. The program is facilitated by Jacksonville Sheriffs Office and is built upon the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy. The facilitator will talk about making decisions in the stressful situation of a shooting. Limited Q&A follows the 2-hour program. F R E E A N D O P E N T O M E M B E R S A N D M A N D A R I N R E S I D E N T S M a n d a r i n C o m m u n i t y C l u b 1 2 4 4 7 M a n d a r i n R o a d J a c k s o n v i l l e F L 3 2 2 2 3 Due to space, please RSVP by Mon, 9/17 to: Hosted by Mandarin Community Club rrfntYour Community Resource For Better Hearing HEARING CENTERS Dr. Leslie A. 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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. rfntbrfbrrrrrfr rrtf r fntbnrrffnrnf rfnfnntbrfntbrfrfIlluminate Autumnnt Beachwalk celebrated a major milestone in July when developer John Kinsey emptied the last gallon of water into the new communitys 14-acre crystalclear lagoon. e lagoon, a Crystal Lagoons amenity, contains 37 million gallons of water and serves as the anchor for Beachwalk, bringing a little bit of the Caribbean to Northeast Florida. Some said it wouldnt happen, said Kinsey of the largest man-made lagoon in the country. I think today, with the lling of the lagoon, we have silenced the doubters. eres nothing else like it in Northeast Florida. Set against a white lining, the lagoon has taken on the natural turquoise hue that will deepen to a Caribbean blue. e sparkling waters are surrounded by a 100-foot white-sand beach with wavy palms and winding footpaths. Beachwalk is part of the New Twin Creeks Planned Unit Development, a designated 3,000-acre Development of Regional Impact on both sides of County Road 210 across U.S. 1 from the western border of Nocatee. Kinseys group has owned the site for 13 years. e community features a Caribbean, Key West and West Indies style metal-roof homes, Bermuda grass, and every type of palm tree that will grow well in North Florida. In addition to the lagoon, Beachwalk will feature water slides, a miniature golf course and a 2,500 square-foot splash park for dogs. A planned clubhouse has been styled after one seen at a multi-billiondollar Caribbean beach and golf resort. Residents will be able to swim, paddle kayaks, or stroll along a boardwalk. e whole community really is walkable, Kinsey said. You really can walk to the beach. Beachwalk will have nearly 800 homes at build-out. Construction at Beachwalk includes single-family homes and twin villas on the lagoon by homebuilders Americrest Luxury Homes, Lennar and Vintage Estate Homes. e developer is investing $35 million to widen County Road 210 from two to six lanes and provided two school sites to the St. Johns County School District. Of Beachwalks 1,200 acres, 500 are set aside for preserve. Visit www.mybeachwalkhome.com for more information.Beachwalks centerpiece Crystal Lagoons amenity completed By NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy James Brown, Jr.Beachwalk developer John Kinsey adds final gallon to Beachwalk lagoon. Home Energy Kit: Refurbished and ready to go, JEA Home Energy Evaluation Kits can now be checked out at your Mandarin and South Mandarin branch libraries. e handy backpack contains special thermometers, a Kill A Watt meter, calculator, shower timer and other tools, along with instructions and information to nd out where your home is consuming the most energy, how you can reduce consumption and lower costs. Put a backpack on hold by searching JEA Kit in the catalog at jaxpubliclibrary.org and swing by the library to pick it up. Tiny House Tour: Tiny houses are a big deal! But a tiny house with a real piano bed is almost unheard of. Dont miss your chance to see it when you get up close to a real tiny house during the Tiny House Talk and Tour at Mandarin library Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. Local resident and historian Shorty Robbins will present the story of her involvement with and love for tiny houses as she gives a tour of her authentic Civil War-inspired Victorian tiny home that she designed, furnished, and lives in today. Science Fair Help: Its back to school, and not too soon to start planning for the annual science fair. Enlist the library as your students best resource this year. Ages ve 12 will nd inspiration and an understanding of the process as they are led through an entire project, including an experiment, at Mandarin Science Fair Help Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. e South Mandarin library will host Science Fair Help Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. for young scientists and Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. for teens. Teen Advisory Board: e library has a novel idea for students who need to complete their schools requirement for volunteer credit hours. Teen Advisory Board is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to participate and share ideas for future programs at the library and accrue volunteer hours. Teens aged 12 18 are welcome at the Teen Advisory Board meetings at South Mandarin Branch Library Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. or Mandarin Branch Library Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. ARTrageous: To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, South Mandarin will host ARTrageous: Lively Latin Beat Sept. 26 from 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. School age kids can explore their creative side through arts and culture as they learn about musician Tito Puente and the magic of mambo, and singer Celia Cruz, known as the Queen of Salsa. All libraries will be closed Sept. 2 and 3 for Labor Day. All programs are free and open to the public. Find information about additional events at Mandarin and South Mandarin branch libraries at jaxpubliclibrary.org/events or call the Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 262-5201 and South Mandarin Branch Library at (904) 288-6385.Calculate home energy use, tour tiny house at libraryBy Olga Bayer mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Jacksonville Public LibraryA library customer aims an infrared thermom eter at an air conditioning vent to gauge the temperature. The thermometer is part of the JEA Home Energy Evaluation Kit, which has all the tools you need to test your homes energy eiciency, and can be checked out at the library.

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September 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 15 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 Susie MarshallPhoto courtesy Susie MarshallSusie Marshall Water Problems? rf n tbbbb bbr REMOVE 3760 Kori Road 904-262-0197 www.affordablewaterjax.com rfrrfrfnftb FREE WATER TESTINGnrr rrfrfnftb Inc.S i n c e 1 9 8 1 (904) 260-4820Carpentry Pressure Washing Susie Marshall is a Jacksonville native who has enjoyed living in the Mandarin area since 1973. She graduated from Lee High School and then Florida State University with a degree in elementary education. Marshall served in the Duval County school system for well over 40 years. She passionately worked inside the classroom and later in her career, she worked with community education and as supervisor over all extended day programs. Marshall is currently serving her second term as president of the Mandarin Womens Club, an honor in which she takes great pride and joy. She also gives her time volunteering with hospice care. With her daughter, son-in-law and grandson living nearby, Marshall loves spending time with her family. 1. What do you enjoy most about living in Mandarin? e choices available for everything. I really enjoy everything about Mandarin. 2. What aspect of the Mandarin Womens Club mostly keeps you motivated to stay involved and serve as president? I really enjoy the club. I like the efcient women and I appreciate all the dierent things they do to run the organization. e friends Ive made mean a lot to me and I really enjoy all of the activities we do together. We have 183 members and I suspect we will keep adding. We have Bingo, silent auctions, we travel around the city as well as out of town and we have so many activities for women who may not have family around and just want to meet people. 3. What do you enjoy doing outside of your volunteer work? I stay involved in Mandarin United Methodist Church. Ive traveled a lot and I like being outside. I play Mexican Train and other games with the ladies at the Womens Club and I love spending time with my 11-year-old grandson. I also read a lot. John Grisham, Fannie Flagg and David Baldacci are a few of my favorite authors. Im blessed to still meet up with my high school friends often for fun. 4. What would you consider your greatest accomplishment thus far? is may sound corny, but raising a good, dependable, great daughter would be my greatest accomplishment. Its nice seeing your child grow up normal and happy with a productive life. 5. What is something that most people dont know about you? Well, just a few years ago, I got a tattoo on my shoulder. Its a trinity symbol because I feel strongly in my Christian beliefs. Im a good ol Southern girl and its not something I ever planned on doing, but it means a lot to me now. Leaf was sunk by a Confederate mine on April 1, 1864. Approximately 42 people were on board and four of them were killed. e steamboat was under contract to the U.S. Army, and had belongings of the 112th and 169th Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 13th Indiana Regiment en route from Folly Island, S.C., to Jacksonville. In 1984, Hollands brother-in-law, an avid diver, went down into the murky water to nd that the main deck of the Maple Leaf was buried under six to eight feet of mud. Although the mud would bring additional challenges to the eorts of the divers, Holland was well aware that what was buried deeper would also be better preserved. After receiving a four year grant in 1994, the Maple Leaf wreckage became a historical landmark and the divers went on to recover a tremendous amount of cargo from the ship, yet so much still remains left to be revealed. Hager and Dr. Holland have spent time together in Washington in an eort to draw more attention to the history of the Maple Leaf and the need to research the site more. I gured what better place to start spreading the word about the Maple Leaf than at Mandarin Middle School. I started surveying students and the Maple Leaf was not the known historic topic that it should be to Mandarin residents. We want to make Maple Leaf a household name, Hager said. Along with the extensive help of Dr. Holland, Hager organized a school Photo courtesy of Khaki HagerDr. Holland speaking to the students at the Mandarin Middle School assembly. Maple Leaf shipwreck cont. from pg. 1 Maple Leaf shipwreck cont. on pg. 17

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Page 16 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 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 Kiss Me Kate is basically Shakespeares e Taming of the Shrew, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams and featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter and audiences at Alhambra eatre and Dining are in for a double treat with this rollicking battle of the sexes. e music and lyrics are integrated into the script (Porters response to Rodgers & Hammersteins shows) and the play became Porters biggest hit with more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. It won the rst-ever Tony Award presented for Best Musical in 1949. e story is actually a play-within-aplay about actors touring with the stage version of e Taming of the Shrew. e characters switch back and forth between their names and their Shakespearean counterparts. e lead roles are portrayed impressively by Christopher Sanders and Traci Bair, as divorced couple Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi who star as Petruchio and Katharine. Despite their failed personal relationship, they nd themselves drawn to each other. Add in Freds dalliance with ingenue Lois Lane/Bianca, portrayed by Lauren Robinson, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill Calhoun/Lucentio, Brush up your Shakespeare at Alhambras Kiss Me KateBy Martie Thompson editor@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Alhambra Theatre and DiningThe cast of Kiss Me Kate. played by Matthew Alexander, as well as two maa hit men who come to collect Bills gambling debt from an unsuspecting Fred (Bill signed Freds name on an IOU) and what ensues is a comedic case of misunderstandings. Backstage antics of the cast spill over into the on-stage performance of e Taming of the Shrew, with hilarious asides by the actors during their ad libbing. Porters music provides a showcase for powerhouse vocals by Sanders, Bair and Robinson. Probably one of the most well known numbers, Wunderbar, is beautifully performed by Sanders and Bair as their Fred and Lilli personas. Bair as Lilli shows her vocal range and comedic delivery with I Hate Men and Sanders as Petruchio brings the house down with Where is the Life that Late I Led? Robinson as Bianca leads a suggestive rendition of Tom, Dick or Harry with suitors Gremio, Hortensio and Lucentio that will have adult audience members chuckling. e clever lyrics in Brush Up Your Shakespeare, performed by the two gangsters (Joshua McKinney and Joey Swift) are sure to bring laughs and nally a sigh of disappointment when the two are nally, literally, dragged o the stage. Your Logo HereThe difference between your local daily newspaper and your local community paper Its a difference well learn to live with!The value of community papers continues to grow, with new ways to serve readers and strengthen their communities. Over 150 million people are informed and entertained by their community paper every week. 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Diners have their choice of chilled cucumber bisque or Caprese salad to start, followed by entree choices of southern style pepper steak, BBQ chicken, scallops carbonara or vegetable kabob with tofu. Save room for refreshing raspberry sorbet with a Meyer lemon cookie or Key Lime pie for dessert. Kiss Me Kate will be on stage at Alhambra eatre and Dining through Sept. 9. Visit www.alhambrajax.com to buy tickets.

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Some subjects presented have included: propagation of herbs, how to harvest, preserve and cook with herbs, herbs as natural remedies, herbs as natural insect control, herbs in arts and crafts, making vinegars with herbs, buttery plants and gardens, hydroponic herb gardening, and sleep and herbs. e society also produces a monthly newsletter that provides informative local information about herbs. e club is dedicated to promoting the understanding and use of herbs in the following ways: By exploring old and new uses of herbs for food, health and beauty By exploring old and new uses of herbs in fragrance, crafts and landscaping By providing encouragement, support and information on conditions and techniques of growing herbs in Northeast Florida By acting as a plant and see exchange for members By encouraging research, preservation, and use of local wild herbs and herb lore By providing information on supply resources for herb plants and materials. Annual dues are $12.50. 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It is a common way for exercising, participating in a sport, and supporting one another. e Florence event began with a parade of athletes winding through the neighborhoods and across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge. e Mammoglams were a crowd favorite, walking with various sizes of amingos, ocking Florence. e races were held on the Arno River over two days with each team racing twice a day for 500 meters. e team with 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson must be survivors. Each team represented exchanged pins, bracelets, or team shirts as thousands of survivors from around the world participated in the event exchanging personal stories and challenges from breast cancer. e culminating event is known as the ower ceremony. e ve nalist boats paddle together with the remaining boats which were composed of one selected member from each team. e boats pull in together as one, drummers roll the ending, and owers are tossed into the river to signify those missing or lost to breast cancer. e banks are lined in pink, with each member wearing the same shirt provided as part of registration. e participatory race is held every four years. Within the next couple of years, a location will be announced for the 2022 event somewhere in the world. e Mammoglams will begin active recruitment for new team members to ll the next boat and fundraising. On Sept. 22, 2018 the Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Metropolitan Park. e annual event supports In the Pink which helps to provide and meet the needs of our citys breast cancer patients. e Mammoglams will be part of the breast cancer races and they invite you will visit their pink tent and cheer for them.Photos courtesy Elaine OmannMammoglams in Lane 4 came in second in their heat. Mammoglams flock Florence. Jacksonville Mammoglams flock Florence, ItalyBy Elaine Omann mail@floridanewsline.comassembly based entirely on the history of the Maple Leaf. A crowd of 500 students, teachers and press were in attendance. Hager passionately encourages the community to visit the Mandarin Museum to learn more and has invited her students to do the same. e next step in educating more students is to hopefully join eorts with Mandarin High School and continue to spread word throughout the community with hopes that one day, the Maple Leaf divers will be able to return to the site and discover more that lies within the Maple Leaf shipwreck. Maple Leaf shipwreck cont. from pg. 15 Mandarin United Methodist Church 11270 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223(Fr om I-295 go South on San Jose Blvd. 1/2 mile on right)United Methodist Womens 29th Annual Fall Craft FestivalSat., Oct. 6, 2018 9 am 4 pm All handcrafted items: 100+ crafters, clothing, jewelry, concessions, seasonal gifts, baked goods, childrens shop, country store and more! Visit Santa from 12 2pm. All proceeds support UMW Mission Projects No pets allowed.

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Page 18 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 r fntbfftbfrfntrbrbbtbtbbbrtrrbtfrrrrbbrb tbbbbrttrrrrnntrbbrrbtrr rfntbt rfnt tnbbtrrfntbttntt Dr. Christopher Railing serving the area since 2011 rfnr ftrbr rf nrttttbtb The Pantry RaidersImpress guests with homemade salsa at your next soire By NewsLine Sta mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Metro CreativeWarm Black Bean SalsaIn slow cooker stoneware, combine beans, tomatoes, green onions, poblano, jalapeo peppers, garlic, lime zest and juice, and cheese. Stir well. Cover and cook on high for 1 hours, until mixture is hot and bubbly. Stir in cilantro, sprinkle with green onions, if using, and serve. Warm Black Bean Salsa(Makes about 3 cups)Gatherings of family and friends are better with food, and few foods are more universally beloved than salsa. Whether theyre hosting a gathering for the big game or a celebration of Hispanic culture and cuisine, hosts who want to go the extra mile can forgo storebought salsa for the following homemade recipe for Warm Black Bean Salsa courtesy of Judith Finlaysons The Health Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness (Robert Rose). 14to 19-ounce can of no-salt-added black beans, drained 1 cup drained no-salt-added diced canned tomatoes 4 green onions, finely chopped 2 roasted peppers (poblano or sweet), peeled and diced 1 roasted jalapeo, seeded and diced, or 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1 tsp. pured garlic 1 tsp. finely grated lime zest 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro leaves Finely chopped green onions Every spring, summer, and fall, the majority of our area shing depends greatly on the weather. Neighborhood lakes and ponds require a certain amount of rainfall to help maintain healthy water levels. Area creeks and tributaries also need a certain amount of yearly rainfall to help ward o saltwater intrusion that helps them remain as the freshwater shery that they are. And then there is the St. Johns River. For us, its our favorite area shing grounds, but in reality, it serves as a 310-mile long drain for much of the central and upper eastern half of the state of Florida. e 2,000 square mile St. Johns River Basin is similar to that of the Florida Everglades, being made up of low marshy wetlands that extend as far south as Indian River and Okeechobee counties. With an approximate drop in elevation of just 30 feet from its beginning to where it empties into the Atlantic at Mayport, the slow moving river drains at speeds of less than a half mile per hour. Any rainfall within miles of its banks or basin is all destined to ow through our area shery on its way to the ocean. Unfortunately for us, this excessive ow of freshwater has a direct eect on the salinity of the river water, which usually provides us the brackish water needed. is years overabundance of above normal rainfall throughout much of the state has helped maintain a steady drain of freshwater into the river, pushing back our normally brackish water shing grounds. With the brackish lines being pushed back as far north as downtown Jacksonville, we have pretty much been left with a freshwater river for most of our area shing. In years past it is usually some sort of a tropical system that brings on a heavy ush of the river. It disrupts shing for a while, but then conditions return to normal. is year, because of the continuous onslaught of above normal rainfall, any type of recovery that we may have expected has been nonexistent. Of course this year is not over yet, as we easily have well into September for conditions to change and a turnaround to take place. Who knows? Maybe after all this rain we can still be in for a fabulous autumn of shing. It would certainly be nice. Fishing Report: Very good freshwater bream and catsh bite. Worms for the bream, try chicken livers for the cats. Sporadic shrimping. Yellowmouth trout closer to downtown and beyond. Whether you catch one, some, or none, the family time spent shing will last a lifetime. We now include a Catch of the Month photo with Capt. Davids Fishing Report each month. Please email a photo of yourself or your child with the sh caught to catchofthemonthpictures@gmail.com. Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the photo, the name of the person who took the photo, the type of sh and date and location of the catch. We will select a photo each month for publication. Photo courtesy Mark MillerThis months Catch of the Month photo is of six year old Collins, who caught this shellcracker on a warm July afternoon in Julington Creek Plantation near the golf course. FishingCapt. Davids Fishing Report By Captain David Lifka mail@floridanewsline.com

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September 2018 MandarinNewsLine | Page 19 11790 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32223 2023 Professional Center Drive Orange Park, FL 32073904-272-2020 clayeye.comClay Eye is now offering Saturday appointments at the San Jose location from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM 1615 County Rd 220, Suite 140 Fleming Island, FL 32003 St. Vincents Hospital-Riverside DePaul Building 2 Shircliff Way, Suite 120, Jacksonville, FL 32204 Lawrence Levine, M.D. Pediatric Ophthalmologist Dr. Levine has extensive experience in pediatric ophthalmology and is one of the few pediatric specialists in the region. Hes a resource that parents have access to right in their own community. Did you know that 80% of what children learn is through their vision? Schedule your Back To School-Eye Exams 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 is seems like a simple question, but its an important one, because soil rather than dirt can be considered the basis of all life. Whether it is the sands of the sea shore and deserts, or the thick alluvial muds of grand rivers like the Mississippi, soils harbor and support millions of tiny organisms or microbes animal, vegetable, and fungal. ey form a community of creatures that we are oblivious to, but which are vital to soil fertility and its ability to support the plant life on which we depend. We have come a long way since the advent of industrial farming, but its a relatively recent development. Once considered to be the scientic answer to feeding increasing numbers of people, which it certainly does, some growers are opting to use organic farming methods, aiming specically at protecting and building up soil fertility without the use of synthetic fertilizers derived from petroleum: http://edis. ifas.u.edu/pdles/AG/AG24600.pdf. It is worth looking at our own practices to see if we can be kinder to our soil and nourish those unseen microbes. As summer progresses, grass seems to grow ever quicker and taller, and needs mowing at least once a week. By cutting o no more than one-third of its height, we can leave the grass trimmings on the lawn and in the heat and rain they will quickly decompose, returning nitrogen and other elements to the soil. Leaves drop throughout the year, but not so much in summer and, with the exception of southern magnolia leaves, they can be shredded while mowing with no need for raking. For ower beds and vegetable gardens, return as much weedy debris to the soil as is practical by tucking it under the mulch and it will compost in place. If you have of a lot of yard trimmings, a well-constructed compost pile will rot down in summer in just a few months. Dispose of weed seeds and any weeds that will regrow from small pieces of stem or root, like dollar weed and Florida betony. Practitioners of no till farming are well aware of the benets of undisturbed soils: they leave crop roots and debris in place after harvest and use a modied planting system for subsequent crops (https://tinyurl.com/ ydfy3mlx). e soil structure remains relatively intact and nutrients are recycled directly back into the eld. In our gardens we can cut o and compost the top growth of annuals and leave the roots in the ground, adding mulch to keep beds tidy. With minimal soil disturbance the benecial web of fungal mycelium the underground part of fungi is left undisturbed to continue doing its job, which includes processing nutrients and making them available to growing plants. Beans and other legumes are among the plants that have symbiotic relationships with particular species of mycelia, and adding a commercially available bean inoculant to the soil at planting time is an eective way to boost productivity. In the home garden, another way to boost organic matter is to grow a cover crop, like clover or eld peas, which is turned back into the soil when still immature before sowing the next food crop (https://tinyurl.com/y8v73rxv). Ultimately our gardens will benet if we take care of our soil. Incorporating organic matter will keep up fertility, encourage an airy soil structure that will absorb irrigation, slow the leaching of nutrients from sandy soils, and enable plant roots to grow wide and deep. In addition, minimize soil disturbance and the natural fungal processes and microbes at work in the soil will thrive and our gardens will benet. Your fall garden could be spectacular! GardeningWhat is soil? By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale mail@floridanewsline.comMembers of Episcopal Church of Our Saviour were welcomed to Mandarin Garden club on May 28 for a garden tour. Bees and butteries were darting back and forth as Mary Forester, second vice president and Master Gardener coordinator, told the senior group about the history of the gardens. She explained how important the partnership between Duval County Extension Oce and the Master Gardeners is to the club. Forester led the group as she talked about hundreds of dierent plants on the property. She answered questions and gave tips and solutions that could be used in home gardens. After the tour, the group enjoyed a covered dish luncheon inside the clubhouse. Mandarin Garden Club President Sandie Ingram and Wanda Bosworth shared information with the group about activities at the garden club. Forester told the seniors about projects and charities the garden club is involved in. Episcopal Church of Our Saviour was organized in 1880 and Professor Calvin E. Stowe and his wife Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Toms Cabin, held Bible readings for 12 years at this church. Groups interested in a tour of the grounds should contact Donna Crosby, Education and Community Chair, at info@mandaringardenclub.org. A special event will be held at the garden club in October. Autumn in the Gardens will be held on Oct. 13 from 12 p.m. 3 p.m. and anyone interested in gardening, or taking a tour of the gardens, is invited to attend. See the October issue of Mandarin NewsLine for more information. Mandarin Garden Club is a rental venue for weddings and special occasions. Visit www.mandaringardenclub. org for more information.Mandarin Garden Club hosts garden tour for Episcopal Church of Our SaviourBy Betty Waldrep mail@floridanewsline.comPhoto courtesy Wanda BosworthGarden Tour led by Mary Forester.

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Page 22 | MandarinNewsLine September 2018 Travel Touring Louisiana plantationsBy Debi Lander mail@floridanewsline.com 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 REEKLearn all there is to smile about Call (877) 280-3594 today 25 S tate R oad 13, Jacksonville, FL www.WestminsterWoodsFL.org A ctive L iving | A ssisted L iving | S killed Nursing | R ehabilitation rfrr ntbf tbftrbrff Brian E. Floro DMD, PA General and Family Dentistry rfntb rfntfrrrfrbff ffbfrffNew Patient Special$99 rfrt trb ftfrf tfrtrtf frfr rWhitening for Life!$99 rrrftfrtrtf frfr r rfrntrbfr rrr Before the Civil War, cotton was king and sugar reigned as white gold. e Souths economy depended on their production. Wealthy barons established large plantations where slaves worked the elds. New Orleans became one of Americas wealthiest cities due to its strategic harbor. Today, many grand plantations still dot the Mississippi River Road. Exploring these historic sites provides a fascinating history lesson. Visitors no longer tour just the mansion house, they also see and hear about the outbuildings and slave quarters. e following ve plantations are within an easy drive from New Orleans, but visiting more than two a day proves dicult. Destrehan Plantation, initially built in 1787, began producing indigo, then switched to more protable sugar. e owner, Jean Noel Destrehan, and his brother-in-law pioneered the granulation of sugar, making Destrehan one of the largest sugar-producing plantations. Jean Noel went on to become a driving force for Louisiana statehood. Today, costumed interpreters lead tours through the Big House and grounds. Youll also nd crafts and tradesmen demonstrating their skills. Oak Alley is renowned for the 28 live oaks lining the quarter-mile entryway to the Greek Revival mansion. e 300-year-old graceful trees, draped in Spanish moss, have become synonymous with the Old South. To walk under the dreamy canopy is to feel the presence of the past. In addition to touring the manor house, stop at the reconstructed slave dwellings and exhibits, and Sugarcane eatre which shows a lm about the crops economic importance. Overnight stays are available in newly built cottages. Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, a 38-acre estate, ranks as a must-see for gardeners. e stunning grounds include the Burnside Oak, Japanese gardens, bridges, fountains, pools and statuary some of it whimsical. Even children like to explore these green acres. ough a bit pricey, an overnight stay in a cottage oers the sheer delight of evening strolls or early morning walks among the splendor. Guided tours of the manor house, once called the Sugar Palace, explain how it survived wars, oods, abandonment, and fortunately the ravages of time. Visitors nd a variety of restaurants and the Louisiana River Road Interpretive Center now under construction, scheduled to open in fall 2019. Laura Plantation presents a Creole style house in a riot of color. e guides do an exceptional job telling stories of the four generations of characters who lived and worked there. ey dont sugarcoat the complex Photos courtesy Debi LanderHoumas House Statues at Whitney Plantation relationships between owners, women, children, and slaves. e grounds include 12 buildings, among them the 1805 mansion, the 1840s slave cabins, and formal and kitchen gardens. Youll leave with something to ponder. I left the most poignant for last: Whitney Plantation. Whitney is the only plantation museum in the state with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people. You rst meet the Children of Whitney, a series of clay sculptures by artist Woodrow Nash. ey represent former slaves as they were at the time of emancipation children. Whitney presents stories told in their own words many years later. e statues grab at your heart; you wont forget them. My tour continued to the eld of Angels, a memorial dedicated to 2,200 Louisiana slave children who died before their third birthday. A statue of a black angel carrying a baby to Heaven highlights the touching location. Original frescoes remain inside the main house, and the last surviving true French Creole Barn lies close. Call ahead for reservations. I missed ve more estates in Plantation Country. I suggest a visit anytime except the sultry days of summer. Visit www.bylandersea.com to read more of local travel writer Debi Landers stories and travel tips.

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